These Lego-Like Ice Cream Villages Connect With Chocolate Bridges

Gingerbread has had the "edible holiday house" market cornered forever, but this season ice cream is making a delicious debut. (Yes, I am aware it's just barely September. Stay with me here; desserts—even the festive ones—are news year-round.) Nendo teamed up with Häagen-Dazs to design these sweet little villages that… » 9/04/14 12:50pm 9/04/14 12:50pm

20 Fun Facts About the Way We Drink, As Told By a Breathalyzer

Do you remember that handy little breathalyzer we reviewed last year that synced with your smartphone via Bluetooth? The BACtrack Mobile, as it's called, turns out to not just be a means of trying to outdo (or under-do) your friends' drunkenness, but it's also been gathering a whole lot of anonymous data over the last… » 6/13/14 5:00pm 6/13/14 5:00pm

Watch the crazy activity of a UPS truck parking lot during the holidays

We're at the peak of the busiest delivery season of the year. To prove how mad it is, Animal New York recorded this insane 24-hour time-lapse of a UPS parking lot packed with truck trailers behind its office in Hell's Kitchen—"Due to space constraints, this plays out like an real life game of Tetris." » 12/20/13 4:18pm 12/20/13 4:18pm

Tiny, Intricate Trees Cut From Discarded Shopping Bags

We collectively use about a million plastic bags a minute, a figure that will peak during next week's holiday rush. As you're sitting around in a post-Christmas funk next week, consider following the lead of Japanese artist Yuken Teruya, who carves tiny, perfect trees out of the flimsy walls of old shopping bags. » 12/18/13 11:20am 12/18/13 11:20am

Japanese Christmas Light Displays Are Simultaneously Absurd and Calming

In south Japan, Mie prefecture is rocking 7 million LED Christmas lights. Hence the awesome light tunnel above. "Illuminations" or Christmas light displays have been a big deal in Japan since the 1980s. But there's something a lot more contemplative about these lights compared to some of the spectacles in the U.S.. » 12/15/13 9:23am 12/15/13 9:23am

This Infographic Shows How Crazy Holiday Toys Have Gotten in 50 Years

Philadelphia-based Abby Ryan Design came up with this fun infographic of the most popular toys from 50 years of holiday shopping. If you were a child during any of that time, you'll doubtless recognize something. Then you'll scratch your head in bafflement at how damned expensive today's most-requested gifts are. » 12/07/13 3:58pm 12/07/13 3:58pm

Google's Auto-Awesome Will Make Your Photos Snow or Twinkle

Google's Auto-Awesome feature that's baked into Google+ already does cool things, like make your pictures more balanced, auto-stitch panoramas, and even create animated GIFs. Today, it's adding two new Holiday-ish Auto-Awesomes. It's either the best new feature, or the cheesiest, worst new feature. You decide. » 12/05/13 11:25am 12/05/13 11:25am

10 of the Most Ridiculous Flight Horror Stories Ever

With so many people cooped up in a tiny cabin 30,000 feet in the air, it's inevitable that at least one flight experience in your life is going to be less-than-stellar. But some experiences are much, much worse than others. So while you're traveling home this holiday season and that baby next to you won't stop… » 11/27/13 2:30pm 11/27/13 2:30pm

Stuff You Can Buy On Christmas to Enjoy on Christmas

So you've found your way to Gizmodo on Jesus' birthday. Welcome, we understand that the holiday spirit fades fast when every possible destination is closed and the television channels are filled with crap. CHRISTMAS WHY ARE YOU SO BORING? Don't worry, there is consumer spending joy yet to be had—even on this, the most… » 12/25/12 4:00pm 12/25/12 4:00pm