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.
"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?
Just about every time there's a wacky current event, you have a weird CGI video to explain it for you from the Taiwanese company Next Media Animation. The clips are in a lightning fast production process, as you see fleshed out in the explainer above. But how do they go from idea to hilarious video?
Vampires have gotten downright cuddly lately — but in Blood Gospel by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell, they're at the center of a paranoid action thriller involving secret history and long-buried evil. Rollins, the author of the SIGMA Force novels, combines his penchant for science and historical mystery with…
Today's Apple event was packed with so many announcements that you're probably left with a few questions. So we're here to help!
How do you put the complicated ideas and huge plot devices of science fiction on stage, with a live performance? Some of our greatest works of science fiction lately have been stage plays, but it always seems like a small miracle that SF can work in this medium.
Ti West scared our pants off with House of the Devil and Innkeepers. Now he's one of the cutting-edge directors behind the new horror anthology film V/H/S, directing the terrifying segment "Second Honeymoon." He'll be here at noon to answer all of your questions about V/H/S and about horror cinema in general.
Good morning! You probably noticed that Kinja—our discussion system—looks a little different today. We did this for you; the most common piece of feedback we've gotten about Kinja is that people missed easily seeing the variety of posts that populated the discussion section before a featured thread emerged.
Mark Z. Danielewski is famous for experimental, challenging novels like House of Leaves and Only Revolutions. Now he's back with The Fifty-Year Sword, a strange novella that was originally released in a tiny print run from a Dutch publisher and is now coming out in a 75,000 copy print run. There's also a snazzy…
Let's say the end of the world as we know it is coming — but someone offers you a priceless spot in their guaranteed-to-be-safe bunker, so you can be one of the chosen few who rebuilds the Earth. Would you want to survive, and emerge into the post-apocalyptic wasteland? Would the positives of playing a role in a new…
Today we bring you a new system for having discussions on io9. It's called Kinja, and it looks a lot different from the comment system we had before. We've gotten rid of some features we thought were problems. And we're trying out a new way of creating modular discussions so that you have more control over what you…
Howdy. We've been working on this new discussion system for just about a year now—almost nonstop—and I'm pretty pumped to announce that it is officially in effect, starting with this post. It's called Kinja, and we really, really, really hope you like it.