I Paid a UX Expert $100 to Get Drunk and Evaluate Gizmodo's Design

It happened late on Tuesday night. Of course I was working. "Have you seen this?" my colleague Chris Mills texted. He followed up with the link to a site where a rather devilish-looking UX professional promised to get drunk and evaluate the website of your choice. Only $75! I knew I had to do it, and that Gizmodo… » 3/26/15 6:40pm Yesterday 6:40pm

Your Torrent Client May Be Mining Bitcoin Without Telling You

When you download the popular torrent client uTorrent, the website describes the software as "light, limitless" and "elegant, efficient." That's ironic because multiple users are reporting that the latest uTorrent update quietly installs processor-hogging bitcoin-mining software without your knowledge. » 3/06/15 11:40am 3/06/15 11:40am

Nuance's Excellent Dictation Software is Heavily Discounted Today

Whether you're a slow typist, are a carpal tunnel sufferer, or just want to feel like you're living on the Starship Enterprise, Nuance's Dragon dictation software can make your voice as powerful as any mouse and keyboard. If you're curious to try it out, Amazon is knocking up to 65% off the price of the software,… » 1/09/15 9:46am 1/09/15 9:46am

You Can Download North Korea's OS X Knockoff for Desktops (But Don't)

An anonymous Dogecoin lover recently uploaded a torrent that appears to contain the delightful Mac OS X knockoff built by North Korea. While it's not news that the DPRK created its own a Linux-based operating system that looks just like OS X, it's pretty funny that you can now play with what looks like a copy of it. » 1/07/15 4:20pm 1/07/15 4:20pm

The Nostalgia Nerds Who Rescue Old Games From Oblivion

Do you remember the first computer game you played? What about the first program you downloaded? Unless you've just emerged Brendan-Fraser-in-Encino Man-style from the earth, wholly unaware of computers (in which case, I have several questions for you), your early digital distractions are probably years, if not… » 11/21/14 10:45am 11/21/14 10:45am

New Software Will Give Doctors a Panoramic View Inside Your Bladder

Images of long sandy beaches, breathtaking mountains, and even bustling cities come to mind when you think about an extra wide panoramic photo—not the inside of somebody's bladder. But new software promises to give doctors a better view inside a patient's plumbing by stitching countless images from an endoscope… » 11/07/14 10:45am 11/07/14 10:45am

Android Wear's First Big Update Is Rolling Out

The first significant update for Android Wear is now rolling out, and it all lines up nicely with a rumor we heard early last month. Most significantly, the update brings offline storage for your music, enhanced Bluetooth pairing, and support for Wear watches with GPS. Basically, Android Wear really wants to be your… » 10/23/14 12:22pm 10/23/14 12:22pm

Short film: A stick figure drawing destroys the computer that drew it

What happens when the crude artwork you draw in Photoshop becomes sentient and gains superpowers and starts darting across your desktop screen with weapons? A whole lot of desktop destruction. Even worse, the stick figure will draw goons to help them ruin your computer forever. But it'll be fun to see. » 10/02/14 8:41pm 10/02/14 8:41pm