An Incubator Just Won the Dyson Award For Best Invention of the Year

Do you know how much an incubator costs? Probably not, if you live in the developed world (and aren't a doctor). They can cost as much as $45,000, a price inconceivable for most hospitals or midwives in poor parts of the world. "The western world takes incubators for granted," says James Dyson, who revealed his… » 11/06/14 12:04am 11/06/14 12:04am

Lovely Mom Draws Awesome Pictures on Napkins for Her Son's Lunch

If you didn't know, Mother's day is a few weeks away (May 12th this year) so it's a pretty good idea to tell your Mom you love her. Though you should do that everyday! Especially if you're the sons of amazing Nina Levy. She turns regular ol' lunch napkins into wonderful pieces of art. Just look at them. » 4/29/13 11:00pm 4/29/13 11:00pm

Why You Should Never Ever Post Your Mom's Photo on a Message Board

The internet is a cruel place. We're all pretty well caught up on that by now, yes? More so, anyhow, than this unfortunate LSU Tigers fan, who asked a message board at Tigerdroppings to fix up a picture of his blessed mum. You can probably guess what happened next. » 5/11/11 9:40pm 5/11/11 9:40pm

A Mother's Day Note from a Mom in Space

I won't be able to see my mom today because I'm on the other side of the country. But I sent flowers and mom is happy! What would you do if your mom was in space, like Astronaut Cady Coleman, though? » 5/08/11 3:00pm 5/08/11 3:00pm

Mommy Megaphone Will Out You As an Ineffective Parent

The Mommy Megaphone is a gag gift for parents that bills itself as a "sure-fire way to get everyone to listen." It has a speak mode and a siren mode, can project over 500 feet and is allegedly weather and baby-resistant. With an adjustable volume range of 5 to 10 Watts however, it's almost completely useless. Kids… » 6/29/08 9:00pm 6/29/08 9:00pm

A Man Needs a Mother - Japan's Otaku Culture Dumps the Maid

In a cafe deep in the heart of Amerikamura, Osaka, tables of otaku are sitting down to tea and cake with women old enough to be their mothers. Mother Café is an otaku fetishist establishment staffed with women that give off a motherly vibe; maid cafés are so yesterday.
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Gizmodo Readers Love Their Moms

Two days ago I posted a kinda funny email that my mom had sent to me in which she, quite logically I might add, asked if Blu-ray televisions existed to play all those Blu-ray movies. » 2/14/08 10:00am 2/14/08 10:00am

10 Home Theatre Gifts for Mom

This will serve as a personal reminder to me and the rest of the readers that Mother's Day is merely two weeks away. It's probably time to start thinking about gifts. Robert Silva with About Home Theatre has compiled a list of 10 good home theatre gifts that will make that momma jump with joy on May 14. Topping the… » 5/01/06 5:01pm 5/01/06 5:01pm