Since it arrived last year, the Galaxy S III has been the world's best-selling smartphone that wasn't born in Cupertino. An impressive feat, but one that—along with Samsung's Megatron-sized hype-machine—has made for sky-high expectations for the sequel.
Finding ways to stealthily transport alcohol has been a long-time obsession for man. We've used just about anything imaginable to do so, too, including fruit and animal bladders. Around the 18th century, though, we found a more refined and possibly more sanitary way to do so with the hip flask, which, at the time, was…
If you want to drink fresh, limited-release microbrews, then a growler is indispensable. You see, the truly great stuff doesn't come in bottles: You need to go somewhere that has it on tap get them to sell you a hearty pour.
A gaming laptop in a tablet. It's a thought experiment that raises a whole host of questions: Is that even possible? Can it possibly be good? Would anyone even want it if it were? And finally: How much does it cost? The Razer Edge's answers translate roughly to "Yes!", "Sort of.", "Maybe?", and "Erm, you better sit…
It has pretty much been settled that the way to go for a premium action-cam these days is the GoPro Hero3. But not everyone has that kind of cash to throw around. The Monoprice MHD offers a simple and cheap alternative for capturing your adventures.
Android has become an enormous success in part by appealing to a lot of people who don't prioritize aesthetics. It's no wonder it's been ugly for half a decade. But finally, it's spawned a truly gorgeous object for everyone: the HTC One.
The Air Jordan XX8 (just got 'em in today). Pimped by the mighty Spike Lee. Inspired by James Bond. Bolstered with carbon fiber plates: a purple eyescar sheathed in some kind of snakeskin-meets-moonscape-meets-pixelcamo footcondom. This has gotta be the ugliest shoe ever made. Amirite?
Everybody knows what's at stake for BlackBerry. The Z10 is its shot to stop its considerable bleeding and shut everyone up. But launching a brand new OS with brand new hardware isn't easy. And it's even harder to match expectations when both have been delayed again and again.
Outside of a few close employees, a couple fawning reporters, and his obsequious biographer, few people ever knew Steve Jobs, what with his being an antisocial tyrant. But now, you can own him. Or at least a tiny, unsettlingly realistic miniature computer genius version of him. But should you? Is it moral? Is it good?
Sure, shaving accessories like self-cleaning stands, high-RPM heads, and gaggles of trimmer attachments are cool and all, but not everybody needs or wants all that. For anyone that's just looking for a solid shave without a bunch of bells and whistles, check out the Remington F5800.
The invitation to CES could say "please join us to look at infinite stupid iPad cases and ugly headphones," and it wouldn't be misleading. But amidst all the crap are some beautiful things like Hex's newest line of headphones.
The Steam Box (or Steam Boxes, more likely) has been a long time coming, and today, the Xi3's Piston is leading the charge. While the details about Piston specifically are few and far between, we got a look at her and boy is she pretty.
You've seen hints of it over the past couple months: a photograph here and there on Gizmodo that you could click and spin and almost play with. These are the work of the Gizmodoscope, an interactive imaging system that we've spent the past year developing to make the most badass pictures on the Internet. And CES is…
We spent a short time with the new Canon Powershot N and found that even though the square body makes it a little awkward to use, it's pretty fun at the same time. As a full-time camera, the cute gimmicky form factor is limiting. But as a little secondary camera? A blast.
We just got a few minutes with Fitbit's new Flex activity tracker. From the look of it, they've basically just reengineered the One, made it smaller, taken out the altimeter and shoved it into a wristband. Double tap the band and a stream of five tiny LEDs notify you of how many goals you've reached for the day. So…
Sony seems content with rolling out endless variations on its popular line of mirrorless cameras. The final one for 2012, the NEX-6, fills out the pricier end between the NEX-5R and the NEX-7, but can it find a foothold to thrive among so many siblings?
This thing is genius. The kind of stuff that will leave you amazed as you build it, as you go "hmmm, where is this going..." to "oooooh, I seeeee! CLEVER!" to "OMFG NO WAY."
My second favorite set in this gift guide, these Mini Modular buildings are ah-mazing. Maybe it's because I'm a fan of micro scale Lego—in which you use tiny bricks to represent huge things, like buildings. But even if I weren't a fan, they are really clever and a lot of fun to build.
Lego has a lot of Hobbit sets out for December, coinciding with the release of the first film in the new Tolkien trilogy. This set is particularly good, big and fun.