For the second time in a single week, there’s news of a MacGyver project. Different MacGyver projects. One a TV show and now a movie. And we’re kind of dumbfounded.
iFixit, the folks responsible for tearing down all of our favorite gear, also sell kits that include all the tools they use. But none will ever be as useful as this tiny $6 'Action Hero Toolkit' inspired by TV's most resourceful hero: MacGyver.
The robots in use around the world today are built for very specific purposes. Industrial arms can assemble cars, and Roomba can vacuum your home. But researchers at Georgia Tech hope that one day they could do more, to the point of using other tools and objects to handle any number of tasks. Like a cyborg version of…
Earlier this month PBS ran a story about an unorthodox method of phone charging that Syrian rebels were using. It sounded strange to us, so we tested it. It didn't hold water. Literally. So NewsHour followed up with the real story.
Syrian freedom fighters claim to have come up with a new and creative way of charging their cell phones when they're cut off the grid. It sounds too good to be true... and we think it is.
MacGyver was the greatest TV shows of all time, yes? Yes. But so much of it only exists in memory now. Or did, until someone came along and catalogued every single awesome thing Mac ever did, in convenient interactive form.
Nerds, put away your Rock Band sets! Watch as these two creative dudes show us how to make a bass guitar out of a balloon and a piece of string, while adding some percussion with an ordinary wooden box.
Lexi Lacey was born 14 weeks premature. She weighed less than a pound. She was given a 10% chance to live. And a plastic sandwich bag from the hospital cafeteria saved her life.
MacGruber, the gadget-heavy SNL sketch that always ends with an explosion, was heavy on someting else last night: Product placement. And not even a cameo by Richard Dean Anderson—MacGyver himself—could save these three commercials.
Let's say MacGyver, or some other other gadget-loving, outdoorsy nut, finds themselves trapped in the deadly confines of a five-star luxury hotel like the Ritz-Carlton. Room service is unavailable; the concierge could only procure balcony seats for the opera; and the champagne is most definitely Korbel, not Cristal.…
Macgruber, Saturday Night Live's MacGyver parody, defuses bomb after bomb while dealing with some family issues. This clip is from last night's episode with guest Shia LaBeuof. Bonus points for naming that gadget that falls out of the backpack. Looks like some sort of pink...oh God. Video:
While yesterday's revelation at Maker Faire by MacGyver creator and real-life inspiration Lee D. Zlotoff that a MacGyver blockbuster was in the works was a pretty sweet surprise, we followed up by asking him perhaps the most pressing MacGyver question of all: Would a modern day MacGyver still use a Swiss Army knife? [
Today at Maker Faire 2008, MacGyver creator (and real life inspiration) Lee David Zlotoff announced he has a big budget MacGyver movie in the planning stages.
Want to exit a presentation with the maximum amount of casualties possible? Check out this MacGyver mouse from Korea, which is actually a mouse, but also holds a numpad on top and a laser pointer on the side. Being thin and square is pretty much one of the worst possible shapes a mouse can be, but the fact that it's a…
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This is a friendly warning to all Gizmodo employees. You will never feel safe while on the job ever again. Why is that? Because while you watch this video on how to quickly make a very effective ping pong ball gun, one of us is already finishing ours and is…
US Modular is known for making some nifty USB flash drives and this one is no different. This flash drive includes the, uh, flash drive, a pen and flash light. A gadget like this would even make MacGyver proud. Thanks, Jonathan
We're not sure why this is called the MacGyver watch, seeing as MacGyver didn't ever use an MP3 player in any of his contraptions, as far as we recall. Nonetheless, this watch has 1 GB of flash memory and up to 5 hours of playtime with the built in headphone jack. USB1.1 support makes for length file transfers, so you…