By 2019, Humans Will Be Outnumbered By Lego Minifigs

Since their introduction in 1978, Lego's Minifigs have, um, reproduced at a rapid rate. In fact, the toymaker has been making the little fellas at such a pace that they'll outnumber humans by 2019. » 10/23/13 3:44am 10/23/13 3:44am

The Difference Between a Geek and a Nerd in One Graph

It's 2013. We should all know that there are clear differences between calling something a nerd and calling someone a geek. This is a fact! Slackpropagation created this nifty graph that shows the dividing line on what defines a geek and what defines a nerd. The easiest way to tell the difference? Geeks are fans of a… » 6/27/13 8:22pm 6/27/13 8:22pm

Facebook Predicts When You're Likely To Get Dumped

Facebook status updates can be creepy and revealing, but they can also help predict when you're likely to find yourself dumped. Naturally, there's good news and bad news to be found in the data. » 11/02/10 12:20am 11/02/10 12:20am

The Reports of App-Free iPads Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Recently we were rather skeptical about a report claiming that a third of iPad users have never downloaded an app. Now there's confirmation that we weren't just paranoid: Nielsen, the media-survey firm behind the numbers, has posted a major correction. » 10/25/10 7:03pm 10/25/10 7:03pm

Third of Devices Accessing the Android Market Are Running Android 2.1

Occasionally Google produces charts showing "the relative number of active devices running a given version of the Android platform." The latest of these charts is special though: It apparently marks the first time Android 2.1 was the most used version. » 5/18/10 1:00am 5/18/10 1:00am

How Much Tech Companies Are Spending On Lobbying

Yikes. While the amounts are only tiny fractions of their revenues, major tech companies are spending quite a bit of money on lobbying. Hell, apparently "Google's lobbying is half what it spends on advertising." [BI] » 5/17/10 10:40pm 5/17/10 10:40pm

iPhone 3G vs 3GS Network Speed Test Shows No Real Difference

Thanks to all our Chicago readers who sent in their speed test data from their iPhone 3G and 3GS. Here's our conclusion: the 7.2Mbps AT&T's testing in Chicago doesn't really make any difference right now in speeds. » 6/30/09 11:00am 6/30/09 11:00am

10 Years of Apple Vs. Dell

This graph charts the market caps of Apple and Dell over the last 10 years. We'll just call these numbers "The iPod Effect." And according to stock values, the iPod didn't exist until 2005. Show of hands—who out there is still holding a boatload of Apple stock from 2004? And can we borrow 5 bucks for lunch? [cnnmoney » 10/08/07 10:30am 10/08/07 10:30am

Tanita Scale Records Your Weight on USB, Graphs Your Fat

A cousin of the Tanita BC-502 with Bluetooth and a fat sensor, this Tanita BC-500-SV has a USB port so you can keep track of your weight on a memory stick. Every time you weigh yourself, gazing past your midnight KFC and one-mojito-too-many gut, the scale will record your body weight and fat percentage onto the USB… » 10/16/06 6:15pm 10/16/06 6:15pm

Gizmodo Frankenreview: Logitech MX Revolution

We took every review, ever, of Logitech's golden boy the MX Revolution and simmered them over low heat for 20 minutes. The rich gelatin was then poured into a centrifuge where its contents were analyzed and translated into stunning 3D graphics by the Gizmodo Super Computer. Results show the Logitech MX Revolution is… » 8/30/06 2:00pm 8/30/06 2:00pm

Gizmodo Frankenreview: TomTom One

The TomTom One is a car GPS small enough to fit in a largish pocket. We gathered the review scores from across the net, crunched them into a gazillion bacon-bits using the Gizmodo supercomputer and put them into a chart: as the awesome CGI indicates, the TomTom One is a stellar GPS navigator for its price. We… » 8/23/06 1:00pm 8/23/06 1:00pm