All the Best Memorial Day Sales on Gadgets, Clothes, Games, and More

Before you head out to fire up the grill, be sure to peruse this list of all the best Memorial Day sales from around the web. Naturally, a ton of clothing outlets are offering huge sitewide sales, but there's a bucketload of gadgets, games, and household goods to be had as well. We'll keep our eyes open and add more… » 5/26/14 10:45am 5/26/14 10:45am

30 Photos Of One Day In Your Life

On any given day, we're all living vastly different lives, often doing the exact same things. For our Memorial Day Shooting Challenge, we had you photograph the day, whatever that day held. » 5/30/12 2:00pm 5/30/12 2:00pm

The Most Creative (and Ridiculous) Ways To Open a Beer Bottle

Think you and your friends have come up with the most unique and original ways to open a beer bottle? Think again. Chris Sumers and Adam Young created this fast-paced video, Bottle Cap Blues, that shows everything from axes, to iPods, to nail guns, to belly buttons being used to crack open a cold one. » 5/28/12 2:00pm 5/28/12 2:00pm

Build Your Own Hovering Lawn Chair For the Perfect Long Weekend Lounger

Long weekends are all about maximizing your laziness before you have to return to work. And over on Wired's Geek Dad blog, Adam Savage, of Mythbusters fame, has an easy to follow tutorial on building a hovering lawn chair so you can be mobile without ever having to actually get up all weekend. » 5/26/12 4:00pm 5/26/12 4:00pm

You Should Spend Your Entire Long Weekend With This Ice Cream Sandwich…

Slapping a dollop of ice cream between two cookies is the best thing to happen to that frozen treat since chocolate syrup. But there's nothing quite as satisfying as the soggy chocolate wafers of an ice cream sandwich, which this brilliant machine lets you churn out by the hundreds. » 5/26/12 2:30pm 5/26/12 2:30pm

Welcome to Gizmodo's Memorial Day Beach Party

Yeah yeah, the *season* of summer actually begins on June 20th, but everybody knows Memorial Day Weekend is the real kickoff to summertime. Well, at least, we know it. And we're celebrating. Here's everything you need to kick off the hot months in style. » 5/26/12 10:00am 5/26/12 10:00am

13 Ways to Smuggle Your Booze

Three day weekends were made for booze, but there's a catch. Baseball games, parks, concerts, and bars: none of them allow you to bring in your own booze. We're not saying you should break the rules and bring clandestine beverages into such locations, but if you wanted to, here are some great ways to do it. » 5/25/12 5:00pm 5/25/12 5:00pm

Shooting Challenge: Memorial Day

Every day, the 7 billion people on earth all do something different. For this week's Shooting Challenge, I want you to capture that idea for one day. You'll photograph Memorial Day. » 5/24/12 12:40pm 5/24/12 12:40pm

On Life, Love and Remembering Those Who Died for Us

Today is a day of beach, gardens and nicely burnt burgers. It's also the day in which we remember those who died while in military service, whether it was during peace time or fighting rightful or wrong wars. » 5/30/11 4:28pm 5/30/11 4:28pm

Question of the Day: What Are You Doing with Your Long Weekend?

It's Memorial Day weekend! It's a long weekend with great weather marking the beginning of summer, and it's awesome. What do you have lined up? » 5/28/10 6:00pm 5/28/10 6:00pm

In Russia's Red Square, 2009 Is Still 1959

The Cold War may be over—well, maybe it is not—but some things never change in the Russian Empire. Like the Victory Day parade in Red Square, showing off the mighty Soviet machinery. » 5/21/09 9:00am 5/21/09 9:00am

U.S. Army Future Combat System: Like Battlefield 2142, But in Real Life

It's Memorial Day, so CNET got into the act by putting together a rundown of some of the Army's Future Combat System, which "envisions a family of high-tech gear including sensors, aerial drones, and manned and unmanned ground vehicles, all fully networked and linked to individual soldiers" that will ultimately help… » 5/28/07 6:15pm 5/28/07 6:15pm