Libyan Rebels Hit with Scud Missile for First Time Ever

So you're Qaddafi, a bloody-handed dictator, and the rebels are advancing steadily toward your capital. What do you do? Bring out the Cold War weaponry! The AP says scud missiles are now officially in counterrevolutionary battle. » 8/15/11 7:52pm 8/15/11 7:52pm

It's Only Worth Advertising to The Rich Now

Even though poor people like you don't have much money, all of the poor people put together have plenty of money. That's why corporations from Nike to Wal-Mart still deign to advertise to you, the poors: because you have to survive, and you also have to use consumer goods to appear as if you're not poor, and you'll… » 6/27/11 4:20pm 6/27/11 4:20pm

Chinese Blogger Arrested amid Online Revolutionary Suppression

In a country with iron-fisted speech policies like China, when bloggers start calling for a full-blown popular uprising, it's a pretty dangerous time to be a blogger. That's exactly what writer Ran Yunfei has found, arrested for his anti-government views. » 3/28/11 10:00am 3/28/11 10:00am

A N00b's Guide to Safer Regime Change

Tech-centric human rights group Access has published a handy primer for those looking to participate in a Middle Eastern or North African revolution (and keep their identities private while at it). You know—those secret police are assholes. » 3/25/11 10:40am 3/25/11 10:40am

U.S., French and British Forces Strike Libyan Military Positions…

An unidentified fighter jet plummets from the skies over Benghazi, Libya. CNN was unable to independently identify if the plane was indeed a rebel fighter sent to reinforce their position in that city, as was suggested by a source. » 3/19/11 11:00am 3/19/11 11:00am

Libya Protestors Using Photoshop to Make Caricatures of Gaddafi

Photoshop! Great for airbrushing models in magazine! Also great to draw up hilarious caricatures of a crazy and troubled dictator! This is a wonderful picture of Anti-Gaddafi protestors using their photoshop skills to cartoonize Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. It was taken inside a burnt down state security building.… » 3/05/11 6:00pm 3/05/11 6:00pm

Libya Blocks Facebook and Internet Access Amid Revolts

Popular uprisings throughout Libya have pushed the bizarre, iron hand of Muammar al-Qaddafi to block access to Facebook in the capital of Tripoli, and sporadically shut Libyan access to the internet entirely. Clearly, the country's autocracy fears Egypt redux. [Yahoo] » 2/18/11 6:15pm 2/18/11 6:15pm

See the Egyptian Revolution Explode on Twitter

Whether you're calling it a TWITTER REVOLUTION or just a revolution revolution, there's no doubt social media had helped boot Mubarak out of power in Egypt. This visualization shows how #jan25 tweets (and retweets) boomed as the movement accelerated. [CoDesign] » 2/17/11 11:20pm 2/17/11 11:20pm

Blogging the Revolution

Though the revolution in Egypt certainly produced its share of indelible images, this one, showing a group of anti-government bloggers working in Tahrir Square, serves to remind that technology was essential to the cause. [Big Picture] » 2/14/11 9:20am 2/14/11 9:20am

Voice Over LTE Will Hit Verizon This Summer

According to CNN, the LG Revolution will be the first phone to support voice calling on Verizon's LTE network. For now, Verizon's 4G smartphones only route data through their super-speedy network, while voice goes through CDMA. The new function will be called VoLTE, and will debut on the Revolution this summer. When… » 2/08/11 2:09pm 2/08/11 2:09pm

Can Complexity Theory Explain Egypt's Crisis?

Civilization, goes an old maxim, is four meals away from barbarism – once the food deliveries stop, so does law and order. That could mean trouble for the political uprising in Egypt. It may also be what triggered it. » 2/05/11 10:00am 2/05/11 10:00am

What's Actually Inside the Tear Gas Being Used in Egypt?

The tear gas grenades being used to quell protestors in Egypt are actually made right here in the USA. They're intended to cause "tearing of the eyes" and "irritation of respiratory tract and mucous membranes". What's inside the tear gas? » 1/29/11 5:00pm 1/29/11 5:00pm

Crosley Revolution Portable Turntable Brings Vinyl on the Road

Crosley's cool-looking portable turntable, the Revolution, is designed, oddly enough, for portable use. It runs on batteries, has a headphone jack, and is about as small as a turntable can get. Suck it, iPhone! » 1/07/10 6:25pm 1/07/10 6:25pm

Levitron Revolution Makes Your Junk Look Awesome While Suspended in…

For those who have a treasured item you want to display in style, the Levitron Revolution uses some sort of electromagnets—or anti-gravity voodoo magic—that levitates and slowly rotates your prized possession in space. » 6/11/09 9:00pm 6/11/09 9:00pm

Revolution Synthesizer R2 Looks Like Death Star Control Panel, Not R2

Future Retro's Revolution Synthesizer R2 looks amazing; we completely have no use for a synthesizer, but we totally want one. With a complete aluminum construction, perfectly contrasting gun gray and white colors, as well as a smattering of blue LEDs all over, this synthesizer makes us moist in the most clichéd way… » 2/24/08 11:38am 2/24/08 11:38am

Logitech Cordless Bluetooth Desktop MX5500 Arrives (Again)

We teased you with this last fall, but now the folks at Logitech say that this $170 Bluetooth 2.0 desktop is officially official and hitting stores late this month, as you can see from the press release after the jump. Refresher course:
• Can be used as Bluetooth hub but isn't exactly dongle free, since it comes… » 1/05/08 4:00pm 1/05/08 4:00pm

Logitech Debuts Its Flagship Bluetooth Desktop System, the $170 MX5500…

There may not be tiny LCD screens on each key, but Logitech's new high-end Vista-friendly keyboard-and-mouse pairing, the $170 MX5500 Revolution Cordless Desktop, does have an integrated display for time, calculator functions, media controls and incoming messages. » 9/04/07 4:00am 9/04/07 4:00am

Logitech Revolution Giveaway

We are giving away a couple of Logitech's latest and greatest mice. We have one MX Revolution and one VX Revolution to be given away to a couple lucky winners. This week it is pretty simple—just shoot an email over to contests@gizmodo.com with Logitech Revolution Giveaway in the subject line to be entered. The… » 10/02/06 4:23pm 10/02/06 4:23pm

Nintendo Revolution Renamed Wii

Nintendo announced today that the official name of their upcoming console that we've all been calling the Revolution is going to be Wii. We're not sure we can learn to like it, but Nintendo being Nintendo they have a wonderfully thought-out explanation behind the name change: » 4/27/06 2:01pm 4/27/06 2:01pm