On Saturday morning, the front pages of American news outlets were plastered with photos of North Korean “Frankenmissiles” being paraded through the streets of Pyongyang. Less than 24 hours later, the tin-pot dictatorship tested a ballistic missile that reportedly fizzled in a matter of seconds. Now, U.S. authorities…
While consumers can learn a lot about a product by reviewing specs and features, it takes hands-on experience to know how something like the iPhone 7 holds up in the real world. We’ve previously covered how Apple’s new smartphone withstands some of the most common stress scenarios, but Gizmodo recently found that the…
Ugh! Me so stupid! All I had to do was come up with some good ideas for Gizmodo’s Senior Week, and I went and fucked the whole thing up.
For most British folks, it’s just not the holiday season without a classic Yorkshire pudding: an eggy, puffed-up-pancake dish, traditionally served before the main course with gravy and meat drippings. Think of it as a sort of meat donut.
Cars, motorcycles, trucks, airplanes, mopeds, tanks, fighter jets, ships, trains, big rigs and so on. We’ve figured out that those are the vehicles that work out best for our purposes and our world and our needs. But we had a lot of missteps and weird ass experimental vehicles along the way. Here are 8 crazy vehicles…
Movies like the Terminator series have convinced us that robots are eventually going to kill us all. That’s still eventually going to happen but we’ve got a long way to go before we build a T-1000 or even an Arnold version, because as DARPA’s 2015 Robotics Challenge shows, even the best and smartest robots right now…
I'm a horrible person who always laughs when people fail in YouTube videos. This collection of fails made me laugh even harder because it's been perfectly edited to splice in Mario and Luigi from Nintendo as the evil invisible force who cause all these screw ups in real life.
These two guys were enjoying their skydiving so much that they lost track on their altitude meters failing to open the parachute on time for a safe landing. Luckily they fell on what it seems to be a corn field and that softened the landing.
Because my only experiences with live lobsters are when they're on display in tanks at restaurants or used for poses in photographs, I never knew how insanely quick they can be. And because I didn't know they had cat-like reflexes, I never knew how hilarious it is to watch people fail at catching them. Now I know.
Whoa. This is crazy. A motorcyclist jumped off a ramp and missed his grab of the motorcycle seat for the superman seat grab trick and ended up spinning out of control in the air. I can't imagine the sinking feeling of grabbing nothing, though I guess in this case, it'd be more of a flying feeling.
Well, hmph. That's not how drones work guys. Supposedly, this video shows Portugal attempting to launch a naval drone by giving it a running start. As the drone is thrown in the air to fly, it immediately nosedives and crashes into the ocean. What a wonderful failure.
I'm sorry. People who serve in the army make incredible sacrifices for their countries and I am incredibly thankful for them. They do amazing things. They make our lives a lot better. But I can't help but laugh at this wonderful compilation of fails in the military. They look like failed skits on sketch comedy shows.…
What was supposed to be a nice, heartwarming picture of four Chinese government officials visiting an elderly woman in a sign of respect and caring for the people and giving back and all that ended up being another Photoshop nightmare for China where three giant men plus a floating disappearing half man creepily hover…
These black on white canvasses are signed Banksy originals, each of them worth tens of thousands of dollars. Yesterday, the British artist tried to sell them for $60 each in Central Park and failed. Only three people actually bought something, for a grand total of $420. The actual cost: an estimated $224,000.
Hollywood, please never stop making painful movies like Escape from L.A. and Speed. The world would be a better place if you did, yes, but we wouldn't be able to laugh at your infinite ludicrousness.
Despite all the iPads and Internet porn, America's school kids are just as dumb as their parents—high school test scores have been flat for 40 years, even though today's kids spent their entire grade-school years being pointlessly tested.
Helmet? Check. Segway? Got it. Total dweeb status? Done and done. Under normal circumstances, it's hard to look at someone riding the personal transportation system without cracking up. But try watching a series of people falling off of Segways, and it's utterly impossible to keep a straight face.
Today, iTunes Match went down. Yesterday, it was iMessage and FaceTime. Since launching iCloud to the public on October 12th, 2011, Apple just hasn't been able to keep its cloud-based services airborne.
Our friends at Wired have a great gallery of forgotten and/or failed Apple products. Do you remember iPod socks? The QuickTake camera? What about the iPod Hi-Fi and Apple Bluetooth Headset? Yeah, it's chock full of awkward products that never really took off like the iPhone and iPad.
This video seems out of a Chuck Jones cartoon of the Roadrunner and the Coyote, but it's real. It happened in Konakova, Russia. A BASE jumper jumped off the top of an electric post, 393 feet (120 meters) over the snow surface below. Unfortunately, his parachute failed.