As part of our Thanksgiving hack week, one of our engineers, Ashton Galloway, experimented with adding a Pinterest share button to Kinja.
In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first people to summit Mt. Everest. Their expedition started in Kathmandu, and led them to the village of Jiri; from there they trekked across 100 miles of mountains and jungle. We just hiked the same exact route.
Happy Halloween, people who aren't going to sleep tonight!
As the grass grows deader and an otherworldly chill fills the air, thoughts turn to the march of darkness into waning summer days, and the unknowable, and sometimes horrifying secrets that it holds. It's here. It's finally here. It's our annual Spooky Stories contest.
On Monday, we posted an open letter to the management of Gawker Media, our parent company, regarding an ongoing problem that we here at Jezebel could no longer tolerate: horribly violent rape gifs that were consistently appearing in our comments. For months, we asked Gawker Media HQ for help with the trolling — but…
We've got a very special treat today: Starting at 1 p.m., LeVar Burton will be here and answering your questions! He doesn't have tons of time — just enough for you, dear reader, to ask what's on your mind — so you'd better get in here.
You've probably noticed a change in the structure of Gizmodo—not just the design of the homepage, although that's been updated, but in the way our comment threads now work. To be honest, it's pretty confusing at first—and it's still undergoing substantial tweaks—but bear with us! It's all for the greater good. For…
Cross section, cutaway, or x-ray illustrations, call it whatever you want, but they're the best way to understand how things work. They are fascinating. In this new Sploid series we will present some of the best cutaway drawings from around the world. The first collection includes 32 awesome spacecrafts.
One of the stickiest issues in the conversation about combating online harassment is the fact that it's, you know, online. The perpetrator is inside the victim's computer, not under their bed. It's easy for law enforcement and the public at large to dismiss cyber-stalking as "just trolling," as "boys will be boys," as…
There's no other way to say this: You'd better get some toilet paper, because you're about to get the crap scared out of you.
No relationship is entirely devoid of secrets; I once went out with a guy for 6 months without him knowing where I lived (I forget why I did this; I was 24 and now that I think of it, the whole thing may have been an experiment? I don't know). But whoever said all's fair in love and war has obviously never attempted…
"You're driving top down! God's a pimp! You're an angel! I pray that I may die for you!" Enjoy Vine user Conner O'Malley and his mad trolling of rich guys in expensive sports cars, driving around NYC and other cities.
In case you haven't noticed, things look a little different around these parts. Comments, however, remain the same! And as we often do, the staff wandered down that lonely ole road known as nostalgia to find our very first comments.
This post originally ran 3/18/2013. We're re-running it in celebration of DOMA's demise, the overturning of Prop 8, and in solidarity with our LGBT brother and sisters. Plow through a couple of bowls of rainbow pasta today to be ready for whatever the SF Pride Parade throws at you.
Hello, friends! Don't be startled. This is, in fact, Gizmodo. It just looks a little different now. And works so much better.
Optical microscopes are limited by a phenomenon known as the diffraction barrier, wherein the microscope can't differentiate two objects separated by less than half the wavelength of light used—roughly 200 nm on average for the visible spectrum. But by combining powerful optics and cutting-edge rendering algorithms,…
During World War I, a 200-foot battleship complete with armaments appeared right in the middle of Union Square. It was a massive presence, taking up almost the entire stretch of public ground for three long years. But how did it get there? And where did it go?