What Is This?

Is this an image of some horrible irradiated wasteland? Maybe this is what happens when Lindsay Lohan wades into the ocean at night? No, it's actually a celebration, not cause for a full-body acid wash. » 6/24/11 5:40pm 6/24/11 5:40pm

Demystifying How To Choose a Microcontroller

Here at Gizmodo, a number of do-it-yourself projects are featured that incorporate microcontrollers. If you've never worked with one before, don't feel daunted, here's an overview to help you select the model that's right for you. » 8/11/10 9:20am 8/11/10 9:20am

Hi Volt Antivirus Brings Unorthodox Safety Measure to Your Lappie

We've seen awesome Tesla coil art many times before, and the latest addition to the catalog is no exception. With Christmas decorations, a vehicle anti-theft device and allied soldiers all getting the Tesla treatment, it was only a matter of time before the humble laptop entered into the realms of electrical… » 4/06/08 10:00pm 4/06/08 10:00pm

Craigslist Auction for Nintendo & Apple Merger Documents Has Us…

We know you can find an occasional bargain on Craigslist, but this takes the biscuit: documents actually detailing a merger between Apple and Nintendo. We knew Nintendo and Apple were up to something—has no one else noticed all the plastic white styled similarities? C'mon you guys, it's just makes sense! Now, we're… » 4/06/08 1:59am 4/06/08 1:59am

Mac With 150 Apps Running Shows Teeny-Weeny Dock, Exposé Windows

Ever wondered what Mac Dock and Exposé look like with 150 apps running? Well, wonder no more, friend. Wonder no more. Rest assured, however, everything gets ludicrously tiny. Now, we're not too sure who'd be using 150 apps simultaneously, except for maybe that dude at the end of The Matrix who manages to confuse the… » 4/05/08 11:59pm 4/05/08 11:59pm

Wii Wheel Gets $14.99 Price Tag; Your Friends Aren't Worth it

Looks like the fellows at Gamestop let the pricing for Nintendo's Wii Wheel slip, and $14.99 is the price you'll be paying for each friend you have over on Mario Kart Wii day, (April 27th.) The game will retail at $49.99, which includes one Wii Wheel to boot, but for multiplayer mayhem, you're going to have to fork… » 3/29/08 10:30pm 3/29/08 10:30pm

Wheelchair Dude Features in Apple Thesaurus; His Cover is Blown

What better way is there to spend your Sunday then looking up synonyms for the word "observed"? Apparently, none. As someone on planet Earth was doing exactly that when they discovered the following definition, as featured in Apple Thesaurus. Jump for a bigger pic of the priceless quote. » 3/09/08 8:30pm 3/09/08 8:30pm

iPhone Vs. Semi: iPhone Laughs in the Face of Danger

Ever wondered what an iPhone would look like if it took on a semi? Wonder no more, for Mike Beauchamp's iPhone went one-on-one with a huge, mo-fo of a semi, and guess what? It was not disintegrated into a plastic/metal mangled mess, oh no. The iPhone stood tall, and only lost part of its brushed aluminum buttocks.… » 2/02/08 4:00pm 2/02/08 4:00pm

Tesla Christmas Tree Makes Festivity Scary Again

Tis the season to build repurpose crazy electrical contraptions for a little merriment. From Peter Terren, the same crazy Aussie who brought you hits like the Tesla "Eye of Sauron Anti-Theft Device" has now transfigured Tesla coils to a festive Christmas tree shape. The trick was pulled off by building a frame (held… » 12/02/07 9:06am 12/02/07 9:06am

Rumors: Origami Pics Surface

Rumors continue to swirl about the upcoming Origami portable tablet PC, and now a picture is floating around the net and hey, it looks like it could be real. If it's not, it certainly should have been entered into our Phake Photo Phun contest, because this is one nice-looking Photoshop job. » 3/06/06 12:17pm 3/06/06 12:17pm