If you're an eagle-eyed reader, you've probably noticed our new guest artist for the month: Nook. He specializes in illustrations and motion design and if you've seen his work, you'll know how eye popping his stuff can be.
Using the first generation iPhone was unbelievable. I felt like an Amazonian tribesman who had wandered out of the jungle and tasted refined sugar for the first time. Goddamn. That's delicious. And then my teeth started rotting.
That picture of your baby/dog/child on the couch is almost as cute as the one of her on a chair! Which is almost as cute as the one of her sleeping! Which is almost as cute as… OK STOP.
The tough thing about translation: You need someone who actually speaks both languages. Easy for Spanish to English, not so much for Swahili to Inuktitut. In the Plex by Steven Levy illustrates how Google's machine translations will revolutionize human communication.
What would you rather have: crappy cellphone service, or cellular towers scarring every visible surface? The two are at odds, but, thankfully, there are companies whose entire business is making those radio-wave spreaders disappear. And they're great at it.
Low water pressure sucks. You hop in expecting a wonderful deluge, but you get a pathetic drizzle. It can be a day-breaker. But the good news is, you're not helpless.
The self service world is a beautiful thing. Self-checkout lines. Vending machines. Amazon. Long gone are the days of being afraid to buy, say, a carton of whipped cream chargers, an oversized balloon and the newest Glee Soundtrack, because some dowdy employee's gonna give you the stinkeye.
In 2008, designer Thomas Thwaites decided to build a toaster from scratch-and not the "from scratch" that would land him in Home Depot for a couple of hours. He was interested in the seemingly magical process that turns what we pull out of the earth into the stuff that litters our houses. So Thwaites decided to take…
Part I: Entrances
On August 23, 2004, they discovered a cinema 60 feet beneath Paris.
So, let's say our armed forces had to lend a hand in a conflict without deploying troops on the ground (*cough* *cough* Libya *cough*). How would they do that? Simple: GPS. Oh, and Lasers. And mechanized ordnance that is better at navigating than any meatbag with a map.
There's nothing you can do to prevent another Terminator movie. But if you have a buck, you can do something to stop real Terminators...or at least ensure that they'll like us when they show up.
When drinking stuff from the cellar, the temperature controlled fridge, or the top shelf, the size of the glass matters-and shape does too. You've likely picked up a bit of this, or at least rolled your eyes at it.
Last year's Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped an estimated 2.6 million gallons of oil A DAY into the Gulf of Mexico - you'd think someone would have gotten on that faster. Oh, they did? Fire on the Horizon explains what took so damn long.
Americans talk about traffic like the English talk about the weather. It's a constant upset, a never-ending obsession. We've heard the stats: The commuter loses 36 hours a year stuck on the road, over $800 dollars in the same amount of time, and, well, an immeasurable amount of sanity. There's a lot of talk about what…
Time flies when you're having fun. But you're at work, and work sucks. So how is it 5:00 already?
Robert Grossman is an illustrator, painter, sculptor, Academy Award nominated filmmaker, cartoonist, author—and yes, the creator of the iconic AIRPLANE! poster. We're honored to have this legendary illustrator as our Gizmodo Guest Artist this month.
The era of listening to any song, at any moment, in any location is fast approaching. While we're not quite there yet, a handful of on-demand music services have come close. So we put them head-to-head to see who's best.
You guys kept telling us you wanted an official Giz t-shirt, and now they're here. The very first Gizmodo Artist Series t-shirt, designed by former Giz illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, is available today from BustedTees for $20.
You're spent, literally. Holiday shopping has thoroughly ravaged your wallet and soul. That means it's time to rein in the discretionary expenses for the New Year. There's no better place to start than that grotesque $180 cable bill.
Shannon May has already created illustrations for several Gizmodo posts, so we figure it's about time we formally introduced her to you: She's our current guest artist and she's rather amazing. Here's a little bit of info about her.