This Delicious Lego Turkey Platter Will Feed No One on Thanksgiving

Tomorrow, you could spend six hours cooking a stuffed 18-pound turkey for a bunch of ungrateful family members. Ugh but so much waiting—not to mention the tedious preparation. Instead, spend considerably less time on following the step-by-step instructions for this 102-piece Lego build just posted by international man… » 11/21/12 5:20pm 11/21/12 5:20pm

Lego's Ornaments Leave Everything To Your Imagination

Compared to Chris McVeigh's festive creations, Lego's official offering leaves something to be desired. But at the same time, it's nice to see them encouraging imagination and creativity, which is what makes Lego so awesome in the first place. » 12/03/11 12:00pm 12/03/11 12:00pm

One Man's Nearly Impossible Quest to Make a Toaster From Scratch

In 2008, designer Thomas Thwaites decided to build a toaster from scratch-and not the "from scratch" that would land him in Home Depot for a couple of hours. He was interested in the seemingly magical process that turns what we pull out of the earth into the stuff that litters our houses. So Thwaites decided to take on… » 4/21/11 4:00pm 4/21/11 4:00pm

How Anyone Can Fake an ATM and Steal Your Money

There's no dearth of sophisticated gear for the aspirational ATM thief. But skimmers don't exactly have an aisle at Wal-Mart. In this Gizmodo investigation, we take a look at the scary internet black market where fraudsters get their tools. » 12/02/10 12:00pm 12/02/10 12:00pm