Wikimedia Won't Take Down This Photo Because a Monkey Took It

Time and time again, British nature photographer David Slater has asked the editors of Wikipedia to stop using his photos without permission. Unfortunately for Slater, at least in the eyes of the Wikimedia Foundation, they're not quite his photos—because the monkey pressed the shutter. » 8/06/14 10:15am 8/06/14 10:15am

Hilarious monkey steals a GoPro camera and takes a selfie

Hey Mister Man, what are you doing filming us with that camera over there. Hey Mister Man, I don't appreciate you tempting me with food to trick me into dancing like a monkey. Hey Mister Man, that's it, I'm stealing your camera. That's—I'm assuming—what went through the head of this funny little monkey in Bali who… » 2/25/14 10:30pm 2/25/14 10:30pm

Scientists Have Found a Possible Cure for Ebola

Ebola is an incredibly aggressive virus that kills 90 percent of people it infects, and it is often feared that its use as a biological weapon could wipe out millions of people—because it has no known cure. Now, though, scientists are one step closer to finding a solution, because they can now successfully cure… » 6/14/12 7:29am 6/14/12 7:29am

Even An Orangutan Knows How To Cool Himself Off

This orangutan at Tokyo's Tama Zoo sure knows how to cool himself off. Faced with an 86 degree day, the primate grabbed a wash cloth, dipped it in water and wiped himself repeatedly. » 8/23/11 12:24am 8/23/11 12:24am

The First Advertising Campaign for Monkeys: Alpha Males and Genitals

Keith Olwell and Elizabeth Kiehner had an epiphany last year. At a TED talk, the two New York advertising executives learned that captive monkeys understand money, and that when faced with economic games they will behave in similar ways to humans. So if they can cope with money, how would they respond to advertising? » 6/27/11 3:20pm 6/27/11 3:20pm

Every Bikini Model Should Be Photographed By a Monkey

I think they were on to something in 1963. After all, just imagine all the lovely angles a monkey could capture during a bikini photoshoot. [Where is my mind? via Boing Boing] » 1/04/11 5:20pm 1/04/11 5:20pm

Super Cute Twitter Monkey Goes Bananas When it Spots a Keyword

Pete Prodoehl needed to monitor Twitter for some keywords. Instead of having a sound play when a keyword comes up, he programmed this little monkey to wave its arms about. It's like the monkey's saying, "I found one, I found one!" » 11/15/10 9:00pm 11/15/10 9:00pm

USB 3.0 Hard Drives So Fast and Small That Even a Monkey Wants Them

I don't know what this cute little creature is up to, but the hard drives he's fondling are some of the world's smallest USB 3.0 drives: The LaCie Rikiki and the Minimus. » 9/08/10 11:20pm 9/08/10 11:20pm

There’s Still Time For DIY Halloween Decor

Make brings up this handy resource to add a little fright to your front yard this Halloween. The Haunt Project is a collection of Halloween-related DIY projects, ranging from harmless decorations to stuff that's just dangerous. » 10/24/09 11:00am 10/24/09 11:00am

What Does @ Really Mean?

You use it every single day. In English it's called the "at sign." The Italians call it "snail." The Spaniards, "arroba." The Slavs, "monkey." But what did @ really mean 473 years ago? » 5/05/09 9:20am 5/05/09 9:20am

Solar-Charged Monkey Toy Amuses Only Other Monkeys

This solar-charged monkey toy that uses solar energy to climb the rope, hand over hand, is probably the first of its kind that we've seen. » 1/05/09 10:10pm 1/05/09 10:10pm

Useless Monkey Webcam Smiles and Cheers You On

Behind this monkey's disheveled smile lies a discreet webcam. He clings on to a pencil holder, handy for that USB pencil sharpener you bought during the last Woot-Off, with a special message: "Happy every day." » 12/11/08 10:24pm 12/11/08 10:24pm

USB Monkey Hand Warmer Is For Your Hands, Not A Monkey's

So many options to describe this product: "stick your hands up a (USB) monkey for warmth" or "cheat the chills with chimp USB mitts." I'm sure you can do better. It's a pair of monkey-shaped USB hand warmers, for when you're typing in the cold, or you're a sufferer of chilly hands. They get up to 46 degrees in just… » 11/18/08 10:45am 11/18/08 10:45am

Chimpanzees Beat College Students at Computerized Brain Test

You know that game in Brain Age where you get a quick look at a batch of numbers then have to tap them in numerical order after they're hidden? In news that must please the good Dr. Kawashima to no end, scientists at Kyoto University have found that five-year-old chimps are able to perform a (very) similar feat much… » 12/03/07 9:55pm 12/03/07 9:55pm

Chinese Robot Gallery

The Chinese are standing up and saying they to, like the Japanese, can make weird-ass robots that scare little children. Here's a gallery of robots made in China, including a robot waiter, a 330lb rickshaw-pulling robot made by a farmer, a four fingered piano playing robot, and that beauty robot we saw last week. » 8/14/06 6:15pm 8/14/06 6:15pm

USB MyPet Puppy and Monkey Webcam

Lovers of cute things (and the Japanese) will snatch up this USB MyPet Webcam that comes in both monkey and puppy models. Supporting up to 640x480 at 15 frames per second, this webcam is perfect for the girlfriend that hates tech. » 4/29/06 4:24pm 4/29/06 4:24pm

Spank This Monkey: He Really Blows

Do you want to touch my monkey? The Blow Monkey Nail Dryer is designed to dry your freshly-applied nail polish with the touch of a button that's positioned between the little guy s legs. Hey, whaddaya know, that button looks like a bunch of bananas! Don't get me started—stroke his banana and it turns him on? You've… » 1/19/06 8:50am 1/19/06 8:50am

Honda's Monkey Limited

Gizmodo Japan - Honda
s 50cc leisure motor bike aka
first appeared in 1967. It is small, but carries a 4 stroke engine is beloved by many and looks like something Yoshi would ride. This year, Honda is going to sell 3000 special model
Monkey Limited (BA-AB27)
. Most of it, like the tank and the fender, are… » 1/10/06 11:11am 1/10/06 11:11am