Welcome to the future! The past? Timezones are confusing. It’s 2016 somewhere, so come join the party. What are you futuristic hopes and dreams for the coming year? What are you happy to leave behind? Grab a drink, pull up a keyboard, and join the New Year’s Eve open channel.
The bright ball that hovers over Times Square on New Year’s Eve is a little bit reborn this year. Sure, it’s iconic and colorful and mesmerizing as it always is. This year, however, the ball captivates the world with 288 more newly designed Waterford crystals. And, boy, are they pretty.
Without its bubbles, champagne is ordinary white wine, unfit for sabering or smashing against new ships. So what gives sparkling wines their sparkle? A fascinating process called secondary fermentation.
If Times Square is too gaudy, crowded, and frankly insane for you, then there is another New York tradition worth your New Year's Eve—one that is, in fact, ending tonight. For the past fifty years, the Pratt Institute has set out its amazing collection of big old steam whistles out on the lawn of its Brooklyn campus.…
It used to be the only way to trick children into falling asleep before the shiny ball on TV lowered at midnight on New Year's Eve was to find a ball drop in a different time zone or record one from a previous year and hope no one noticed. But 2015 is a year of wide-ranging possibilities! Netflix has devised a new way…
This morning I decided that I was going to write a soundtrack post called "Here's the Deal with Auld Lang Syne." And then around 4pm "What's the Deal with Auld Lang Syne?" went up on Huffington Post. So cool. Go there for your 1788 Scottish poetry/music lesson.
Your 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations are probably over, but if you want to add some pizzazz to your next party 364 days from now, grab a set of these special champagne flutes that feature a laser-etched sparkling point on the bottom producing a non-stop stream of bubbles.
A lot of things have changed in the past 56 years, but some things will always be pretty much the same. Take a look at this footage of Times Square on New Years Eve from 1957, for example. No one is carrying portable, cellular phones or updating their statuses on any so-called "networks of sociability", but they're…
Thanks to our planet's roundness and the timezones we have to cope with it, the "New Year" isn't just one moment; it's a whole bunch of them. And with Instagram's New Years collection you can watch 29 of them pop off in all their filtered glory.
New Year's Eve is a bit fuzzy more most of us, so it's completely appropriate that, for this week's Shooting Challenge, Gizmodo photographers captured blurry, long exposure photographs.
"Hey, let's all meet at Bill's party around 8pm." And that conversation was the last time you saw half of your friends. Tonight is going to be insanity. You'll be lucky you even make it to midnight, let alone keep your group together. But you know what, let's try it anyways.
If you live in NYC, or are headed there for the massive clusternut of cold and pain that is the Times Square ball drop, you can officially leave your data plan behind. Skype's flooding the island with free, fast Wi-Fi from noon tomorrow until noon on January 1.
New Year's Eve is this weekend, meaning that most of us are attending parties. For this week's Shooting Challenge, I want you to capture that party...in a really long exposure. 15 seconds to 30 minutes.
That's the Burj Khalifa. For New Years, Dubai had fireworks explode all around the building which sorta made it look like a super electric and ridiculously tall Christmas tree. Other New Year's celebrations around the world looked just as awesome.
If you thought dropping Snooki was weird, you haven't seen the rest of America. Some cities drop really weird things on New Years Eve. How weird? How about bologna, sausage, a drag queen, a bag of chips and a possum?
[Workers test the Times Square New Years Eve Ball—the one that drops right before you blackout and wake up the next morning naked, straddling one of the lions in front of the Central Library. Image via Getty.]
There are multiple ways to pop New Year's champagne: the Super Bowl air-spray, the casual Diddy pour-on-the-floor, or, if you're feeling awesomely Napoleonic, you can slice the damn thing open with a sword (or good kitchen knife). Here's how.
2011 is tantalizingly close—so how will you ring it in? With bottles of expensive champagne? What are you, some kind of French aristocrat? IKEA's Skål! (toast, in Swedish) app simulates booze, clinking glasses, and introduces you to strangers.
If you're on terra firma, it's pretty obvious when you need to grab your make-out partner. But how, asks Slate's Explainer, do you know when to celebrate "when you're hurtling through time zones at 17,500 miles per hour?"