People Are More Scared of Hacking than Tracking

According to a November survey of 1,000 voters, people are more creeped out by the possibility of a person or group ascertaining their personal information, than the idea that someone might be following their online movements and habits. » 12/22/13 11:33am 12/22/13 11:33am

McDonald's Miracle Flavored Rice Will Either Be the Most Delicious or…

The creativity that went in inventing McDonald's miracle flavored rice is so beyond my little human brain that I'd have to be high as a kite to understand the magic. But oh the magic. The culinary geniuses at RocketNews24 cooked rice with a Big Mac, fries, chicken nuggets, sauce and coke to deliver what has to be… » 2/21/12 6:40pm 2/21/12 6:40pm

Most Hipsters Don't Know Why They Celebrate the Fourth of July

In case you didn't know, the Fourth of July isn't about booze and explosives. It has a historic meaning that celebrates one of the biggest events in the life of this country. » 7/04/11 7:15pm 7/04/11 7:15pm

If You Could Only Have One Apple Update Tomorrow, What Would It Be?

If you had to pick just one thing you want to see Apple dish out at tomorrow's music-centric event, what would it be? » 8/31/10 4:20pm 8/31/10 4:20pm

What's the Most Important Gadget Ever Made?

From the printing press to the personal computer, the radio to the iPod touch, gadgets have changed how we communicate, learn, absorb entertainment, and laugh at nerds. But which was the biggest game-changer of all? » 4/29/09 11:30pm 4/29/09 11:30pm

Intel Survey: Internet Almost as Important as Sex

Intel released survey results that attempt to measure the place of Internet access in both men's and women's lists of priorities, and found that it's more important than any other nonessential purchase. » 12/13/08 12:30pm 12/13/08 12:30pm

What Is Going to Happen at the Apple Let's Rock Event?

Hoo-kai. We are almost there » 9/09/08 8:15am 9/09/08 8:15am. The usual suspects are voicing their last minute, most obvious predictions for what is looking like the most boring event in Apple's history ever. At least, since Gil Amelio decided to give an exclusive interview to The Minnesota Carpets Quarterly Journal on the new flooring at One…

Would You Watch Cellphone Ads if it Got You Free or Cheap Service?

The Direct Marketing Association, a lovely group dedicated to forcing ads down your throat, have done a study that found that while a mere 7% of cellphone users are open to receiving ads on their phone, a much more significant 24% say they've responded to such ads on their phone. A whole quarter of the phone… » 8/13/08 6:20pm 8/13/08 6:20pm

Quick Poll: Videos

We're trying to figure out what's better for our readers in terms of video placing. Do you prefer us putting videos directly on the front page so you don't have to click into a post to watch, or do you prefer we tuck them after the jump so it doesn't slow down pageloads for people who might not be interested in that… » 8/08/08 2:29pm 8/08/08 2:29pm

Is Iron Man the Best Superhero Movie Ever?

Many of you have probably seen Iron Man already. Jason saw it on Wednesday and thought it was the best superhero movie this side of Batman Begins (but we all know Jason is a Bruce Wayne fanboy.) Brian agreed in his review. But we want your opinion: has Iron Man survived the jump from trailer to full-lenght movie,… » 5/02/08 9:00pm 5/02/08 9:00pm

Iron Man to Be Released Today at 8PM

In case you didn't know, Iron Man—probably the most gadgety movie ever this side of James Bond—is arriving in theaters today, May 1st, at 8PM. Not tomorrow at 12AM, but this evening. Yesterday, all our West Coast editors had the opportunity to see it at the TechCrunch screening. I caught Jason just before he went to… » 5/01/08 10:19am 5/01/08 10:19am

What Kind of Geek are You?

Wired has done a handy cut-out-and-keep guide to spotting geeks. Third from the right is gadget geek, who apparently "writes ferocious comments on Giz" (FIRST! and Will It Blend? are not examples of ferocious comments, before you ask.) James Chiang's fabulous photo just begs the question, however: What kind of geek… » 4/13/08 7:00pm 4/13/08 7:00pm

Man Makes Canoe with Seven Thousand Chopsticks

Shuhei Ogawara spent two years of his life collecting 7,382 wood disposable chopsticks from his office cafeteria, glued them together in three months, and applied a polyester coat to build this 13-foot long, 66-pound canoe. This is heavier than a regular canoe, so he still doesn't know if it's going to float or not.… » 4/07/08 2:15pm 4/07/08 2:15pm

John Mayer Gets Apple Reply after Bug Report Jibba-Jabba

It looks like writing "John Mayer here" really works to get Apple's attention when you report a problem. According to Steve Jobs' fab guitarist, they got back to him directly only four days after he sent the bug report ramblings:
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Iron Man New Full Trailer Shows Why It's Going to be the Best Hi-Tech…

I don't know about you, but any trailer that starts with the greatest gadget genius of all time having a morning whisky on the rocks, while traveling through the desert in a Humvee to the beat of AC/DC's Back In Black, says to me: BEST SUPERHERO MOVIE EVER. Which is precisely what you can see in the new Iron Man full… » 2/29/08 4:20am 2/29/08 4:20am

Proof of New Macbooks?

Remember those rumors that AppleInsider was claiming a few hours ago? It came from an unfamiliar source, but while we're wildly guessing, here's an image of those updated model numbers with prices in the sub-$2000 range, far more appropriate for the Macbook standard than the pro: » 2/25/08 7:45pm 2/25/08 7:45pm

Knight Rider iPhone-Inspired Interior Officially Revealed

The new KITT's dashboard has been officially revealed, confirming the previously leaked image (in high resolution after the jump, along with a gratuitous—but necessary—photo of the new car and the Hoff at the Playboy Mansion) and Knight Rider's producer David Bartis' words about the interior design's similarities with… » 2/14/08 8:20am 2/14/08 8:20am

What in the Name of Bender's Shiny Metal Ass Is This?


Gawker Media polls require Javascript; if you're viewing this in an RSS reader, click through to view in your Javascript-enabled web browser. » 2/11/08 9:30am 2/11/08 9:30am

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iPhone Smashes Windows Mobile and Motorola in 4Q

Steve Ballmer must be banging his head against the wall after dismissing the idea of the iPhone as "silly" last year: market research firm Canalys has confirmed the trend announced by Jobs at MacWorld, with the iPhone grabbing 28 percent of the U.S. "converged-device" market (aka smartphones) for the fourth quarter,… » 2/06/08 2:10pm 2/06/08 2:10pm

Iron Man Uses Dell Servers, Tony Stark Drinks Too Much Bourbon

Here's a batch of 13 new images from the movie about the greatest gadget tinkerer and playboy of all time: Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. And while all of them are great and make our legs shake in anticipation, there's something wrong going on in there. Let's review: » 2/06/08 7:30am 2/06/08 7:30am