Inside the New HTC One Duo Camera: A Whole New Way to Shoot

There's been a ton of speculation about the HTC One M8's strange new camera. With one large lens on the back and a slightly smaller one just above it, no one quite knew what to think. Is it just a 3D camera? Is one telephoto and one wide? Is it a light field camera like the Lytro? None of the above. » 3/25/14 11:45am 3/25/14 11:45am

How LIVR Fooled the World (And Why the World Probably Deserved It)

One of the hottest new apps set to debut this week at SXSW, that annual intermingling of tenuous ideas and easy money, was LIVR, a social network exclusively for drunk people. Media and investors alike lined up to laud it. The only problem? As we first reported yesterday, LIVR was an elaborate hoax. Now it's time to… » 3/08/14 4:25pm 3/08/14 4:25pm

Design Directives: Remaking Robocop's Interface for the 21st Century

The Robocop remake doesn't just reinvent his outer shell with a sleek new shape — it also changes how the cyborg police officer sees the rest of the world. We spoke to lead designer Mert Kizilay from the L.A. design studio yU+Co about creating a new user interface for Robocop. » 2/23/14 5:36pm 2/23/14 5:36pm

A Droid Apart: Motorola's Rick Osterloh on Google, Moto, and More

The last five years have been full of reinvention for Motorola; it's gone from being kind of a dinosaur, to launching the super-popular Droid line, to being swallowed up by Google, to making some of the best, easiest-to-use smartphones out there. It's been quite a roller-coaster. » 1/09/14 12:00pm 1/09/14 12:00pm

Sony's Phil Molyneux On How to Weird Your Way Back to Greatness

Sony is a consumer electronics beast with a lot of clout, but not necessarily a great product roster to back up its legendary status. Today, it's hardly the company that put a Walkman in every backpack and a color TV in every living room. » 12/10/13 12:00pm 12/10/13 12:00pm

The Glamour of Futurism: An Interview with Author Virginia Postrel

Futurism and glamour are inextricably linked in American history. The sleek techno-utopian futures of yesteryear—the ones filled with flying cars, jetpacks, and automatic highways—couldn't exist without the support of this concept that's equal parts intrigue and attraction. » 11/06/13 12:42pm 11/06/13 12:42pm

All the Ways Hollywood Tried to Ruin Gravity

Gravity took nearly four (and a half) years to make. That means for four years, Alfonso Cuarón had to deflect a lot of not-so-great ideas from the studio that had invested millions into his risky endeavor. Thanks to our exclusive interview with the director, we now know what some of those crappy ideas were. » 10/07/13 5:13pm 10/07/13 5:13pm

How Jeff Bezos Made Amazon Everyone's Everything All of the Time

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is probably the defining salesman of our time. But in a sit-down with a small group of journalists yesterday that was ostensibly about new Kindle hardware, it became more clear than ever that his company's success has come not from any individual product line, but from one impossibly ambitious… » 9/25/13 12:01pm 9/25/13 12:01pm

RIP Sci-Fi Author Frederik Pohl: His 1987 Predictions for 2012

Science fiction author Frederik Pohl passed away yesterday at the age of 93. In the 1960s, Pohl was the editor of Galaxy and If magazines and won numerous awards for his fiction over the years. He was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 1998. I didn't know Pohl personally but I had the honor of exchanging … » 9/03/13 9:52am 9/03/13 9:52am

Flying High: Jetman Talks Flight, Fear, and What's Next

Yves "Jetman" Rossy's exploits have been well-documented over the years. He's crossed the English Channel, the Grand Canyon, and flown alongside a B-17 bomber with a jet-powered wing strapped to his back and nothing else. He's crazy in the best way possible. We caught up with Yves yesterday to chat about what's coming… » 8/07/13 3:01pm 8/07/13 3:01pm

Bowling with God: Vint Cerf Talks Time Travel, Porn, and Web Addiction

They say that success has many parents but failure is an orphan. Judged by that standard—or any other—the Internet is a success. Al Gore invented it. Tim Berners-Lee got a knighthood out of it. Everyone was using it before it was cool. But only two men have ever borne the title "Father of the Internet." One is computer… » 5/23/13 1:22pm 5/23/13 1:22pm

It Takes a Small Artistic Army to Bring a Pixar Film To Life

Monsters Inc blew more than a few minds when it premiered in 2001. Sully's coat comprised a million rendered hairs, and Boo's oversized pink shirt moved with such a natural flow it appeared nearly life-like to audiences. And while advances in technology during the twelve years between the original film and the… » 4/24/13 12:00pm 4/24/13 12:00pm

Dyson's Newest Airblade Could Change The Way Architects Think

While James Dyson is the obvious face of the company he founded in 1993, he isn't the only one tinkering away at high-powered blades or really sucky vacuums in Malmesbury, England. With over 700 some engineers under one roof, Dyson tasked Marcus Hartley with creating the new hybrid faucetAirblade Tap about two and a… » 2/04/13 9:01pm 2/04/13 9:01pm

An American Moral Crisis: Gizmodo Talks Drones with Dennis Kucinich

There's Foxconn, there's torrented TV shows, there's patent bickering. But for the use of right and wrong in technology, there's one question that supersedes all others: Should our country be killing ordinary people with robotic soldiers in the sky? » 11/20/12 2:40pm 11/20/12 2:40pm