The best pictures from National Geographic's Photo Contest 2014

Everybody knows what the best thing about the end of the year is. It's easy. No, it's not Christmas presents. Or seeing family over the holidays. The best thing about the end of the year is National Geographic's Photo Contest. It's a tradition where we get to see just how awesome the world around us is. » 10/28/14 1:04am 10/28/14 1:04am

20 Most Inspiring Entries in Red Bull's Epic Photo Contest

It's back! Can you believe it's already been three years since we wrote about Red Bull Illume, the world's biggest photography contest for action and adventure sports? (Remember the incredible winners?) Beginning in June, Red Bull has been slowly leaking its top 250 finalists, and today, we're happy to announce that… » 8/02/13 9:00am 8/02/13 9:00am

The Most Inventive Ways to Void Your Gadget Warranties

For this week's contest, we took a little break from the Photoshopping. Instead, I asked you to submit photos of gadgets being used in ways other than originally intended. Below the jump, you'll find a bunch of photos of people getting pretty creative with their toys (and breaking some warranties along the way). Hit… » 8/19/08 2:00pm 8/19/08 2:00pm

Show us Some Gadget Uses the Manufacturers Never Intended

Sure, gadgets all have their uses that they were designed for, but that doesn't mean they can't serve other purposes. Once you buy something, you can do whatever the hell you want with it. Maybe you're using your old boom box to keep the tarp on your boat from flying away in the wind. Maybe you're using your old,… » 8/14/08 2:00pm 8/14/08 2:00pm

30 Napkin Sketches Prove There's a Little Inventor in All of Us

Click to viewLast week I asked you to send me napkin sketches of your brilliant gadget ideas. The sketches I received ranged from good ideas to bad ideas to flat-out horrible ideas. It's safe to say that no time machines or gadgets that'll make you attractive to ladies are suddenly feasible because you did a poor… » 7/08/08 1:00pm 7/08/08 1:00pm

Show Us Your Wildest Gadget Dreams in Napkin Sketch Form

It's a classic story: someone comes up with a million dollar idea while sitting at a bar and sketches it out on a napkin to remember it. Later, they profit, and they have a cute story about where they came up with the idea. Well, now's your chance. For this week's photo contest, I'm looking for you to get creative… » 7/02/08 3:40pm 7/02/08 3:40pm

Beauty and Drunkenness Captured with Cameraphones

I hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day weekend! I sure did. And now here we are, back to work the day after the long holiday weekend. A little fatter, a little more sunburned and maybe, just maybe, still a little drunk. God bless America! If you remember correctly, last week I asked people to send in cameraphone… » 5/27/08 12:20pm 5/27/08 12:20pm

Giz Readers Love Rocking the Old Tech in Our Retro-Fantastic Gallery

Last week, I asked you to send me in photos of the oldest gear you still use on at least a semi-regular basis. It got a great response, and I really loved going through the entries. In the gallery below you'll find everything from 70+ year old radios to still-in-use LaserDisc and BetaMax players, clearly loved for… » 5/20/08 2:50pm 5/20/08 2:50pm

What's the Oldest Piece of Technology You Still Use Today?

I'm sure many of you have ancient, obsolete gadgets kicking around your home, maybe gathering dust in the back of a closet somewhere. You know, that old Mac Plus you didn't have the heart to throw away or an old cassette Walkman in the back of a junk drawer somewhere. But how many of you still use on a regular basis a… » 5/15/08 11:00am 5/15/08 11:00am

Tag a Pic, Win a Zune or Slingbox! Less Than Two Days Left

You're doing a great job of posting hilarious, poignant, provocative or just plain dumb pictures to Richard Felix's SlickrFrame, an Internet-connected digital picture frame that displays any picture on the Flickr photo-sharing site tagged with the word "slickrframe." Richard's getting lots of spectacular shots in our… » 4/10/07 12:10pm 4/10/07 12:10pm