Tokyo Xmas Light Shows Overload Senses, Power Grid

Tis the season to be luminously spankylighty all over the world. Xmas lights are my favorite thing about the holidays. Heck, last year I even bought —and reviewed—a Philips Livingcolors Lamp to illuminate our tree with multicolor goodness, much to Addy's glowing desperation. But hey, I can't help but to get all teary… » 12/01/08 11:45am 12/01/08 11:45am

Black Friday Horror Stories

While nothing can match the horror of workers getting killed by stupid mobs and shootings in the middle of a Toys R Us, we keep receiving horror tales about other Black Fridays gone wrong. The biggest one is about how CompUSA/Tigerdirect online "sale"-the one with the Sony Vaio TT with a $5,000 discount was apparently a… » 11/29/08 1:19pm 11/29/08 1:19pm

Humanity Will Record Apocalypse with Cellphones

After yesterday's California earthquake everyone and their dogs* is posting videos online. Cellphones, camcorders, digital cameras, or CCTV, it doesn't matter: like the following clips show, it looks like this era of democratized gadgetry has made humans eager to record their own destruction, perhaps as a last chance… » 7/30/08 10:00am 7/30/08 10:00am

Reader of the Month: Dr. Francisco Gómez Bravo

We don't usually give Reader of the Month awards, only stars to top commenters who actually post useful or funny stuff. But this reader doesn't comment in Gizmodo, even while he confessed he's addicted to it. He doesn't send us stories or suggestions to either. Or corrections. Nothing. In fact, I met… » 5/16/08 8:30pm 5/16/08 8:30pm

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

Desktop Clutter Art A Go-Go

Purple Tentacle, Iron Man, the Spaghetti Monster, a super cool MacBook Air, Master Chief, Ren & Stimpy, and even a Blue Screen of Death made entirely of folders? Oh yes. We got 14 entries for the desktop clutter art contest that started with Spider-Pig and Homer Simpson, and we got the winner right after the jump!

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First it was Spider-Pig and Homer on Mac OS X. Then Purple Tentacle from the Day of the Tentacle on Linux. Now is the turn of Windows XP: reader Lee Blackwood has sent us this rendition of Ren and Stimpy with folders. People keep sending their Desktop Clutter Art entries. Everyone except you. And we want yours. Send… » 4/21/08 12:30pm 4/21/08 12:30pm

Purple Tentacle Takes Over Linux Desktop [Verdict: Great Start for…

Yesterday we showed you Spider-Pig and Homer made of folders, and today here's a cool rendition of Day of the Tentacle's Purple Tentacle taking over a Linux desktop. This folderpiece—made by reader Damien Nozay—is the first entry in our ongoing desktop clutter art contest, sent just a couple hours after the… » 4/18/08 11:00am 4/18/08 11:00am

Spider-Pig and Homer Simpson Made of Folders Are Good Excuse for…

Click to viewSpider-Pig! Spider-Pig! He's made of folders, Spider-Pig is! Can you make him into bacon? No you can't! He's foldspider pig! Lookout! Here comes Spider-Pig! Today a reader sent us an ad illustration made out of Finder folders and document icons, which gave me an excuse for two things: 1) organize a desktop … » 4/17/08 3:30pm 4/17/08 3:30pm

"John Mayer Here" Works, Gets Direct Apple Reply to Anyone

Hey Guys,

John Mayer here.

I just wanted to tell you that if you mention my name in your Mac OS X software crash report, it seems that there are real chances of you getting a direct reply from Apple Support, just like it happened to me. A Gizmodo reader did it and he got a reply straight away from the good people at… » 4/12/08 10:00am 4/12/08 10:00am

Vista Running 108 Apps Bites Mac OS X Back

Click to viewThis video shows Microsoft Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 running 108 applications at only 30% processor usage, according to Reader Daniel Smith, who sent it to us in response to the picture of Mac OS X Leopard running 150 applications this weekend. His specs are nothing to write home about: » 4/08/08 10:30am 4/08/08 10:30am

Gizmodo's 20 Most Commented Articles and Top 5 Commenters of 2007

Gizmodo would be a sad lonely place without you, the readers. Sure, we would keep drinking cocktails and having wild beach parties in the South Pacific, but it just wouldn't be the same. No, really. So here they are, without further ado, the Top 20 Most Commented Articles and the Top 5 Commenters of 2007. Check them… » 12/31/07 6:30pm 12/31/07 6:30pm

Waiting In Line For an iPhone? Take a Picture and Be On Giz

Since you're a reader, you may love Gizmodo, but did you know that Gizmodo loves you right back? Here's a chance for us to prove it. Today or tomorrow, if you or your friends are in line for an iPhone, whether you're at an Apple Store or an AT&T shop, take out your skanky old cameraphone and snap a shot of the line… » 6/28/07 5:00pm 6/28/07 5:00pm