It's always fun to realize that all your favorite childhood characters are completely disgusting creatures. Like Sonic the Hedgehog, who in real life can run really, really fast but would also create foam poop with its mouth to rub it on itself for no reason at all. In fact, hedgehogs love all kinds of poop.
When I was little, I was a huge Sega fanboy. Sure Mario is great and all, but Sonic was where it was at. Looking back, I'm not sure the gameplay holds up that well but you can't deny there were some great tunes. And this is one of them, and even better on floppies.
A team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, has created the first ever pair of graphene-based earphones. It might not surprise you to find out that they're utterly incredible.
Batman? Twitter's new logo is not Batman—it is Sonic the Hedgehog! Gizmodo reader Ben Flores, a designer in San Francisco, sent us the graphic that now shows the obvious. Even the color matches! I wonder if Sega would sue. [Thanks Ben!]
There's a reason why the Concorde only few over the Atlantic Ocean: Sonic booms. If every airplane were supersonic, it'd be extremely noisy and annoying. Fortunately, NASA is working in a solution.
Having a real hedgehog in your pocket would be uncomfortable. Thankfully, the first episode of the long-awaited Sonic 4 is now available, letting you spin, dash, and spin dash your way across some heartwarmingly familiar levels.
After some franchise missteps, Sega is giving Sonic purists what they want: 2D, 90s-style gameplay. And iPhone gamers will be the first to take the Blue Blur for a spin, when Sonic 4 Episode 1 hits iTunes on October 7th.
When Sega drone Aaron went out of town for a few weeks, his coworkers decided to prank him hard. Except "prank" at Sega apparently means "do him the awesome favor of turning his desk into a Sonic dreamworld." Amazing.
Well, it's Japan-only for now, but the Wii is finally starting to compete with the PS3 and Xbox 360 in the only category in which it's in third place: Media center functionality. CinemaNow, apparently, is the guinea pig of choice.
In an intense moment of jealousy over Sonic's intense speed and superb hair stability, Mario lets fists fly. Or something like that. [E3@Giz]
That Nintendo Wii, what will it think up next? It's made us smarter and fitter and stronger and just so much better. Oh, and have you heard? Now it's creating OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALISTS. Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima just took the gold in the 100-meter breaststroke, and instead of thanking God or his trainers in…
If you weren't lucky enough to have an SNES back in the '90s, and were instead stuck with a Sega Megadrive (Genesis), the Blaze 16-bit handheld will bring a flood of those memories back to the surface and them some. The controller setup is even the same, complete with the Start button switching that made fighters like…
Squirrels. They're rats with fluffier tails, and the little bastards used to steal the peaches off of my grandma's trees while our brilliant but useless dog watched. Sonic repellents are nothing new (for animals or people), but the Mega Sonic Scatter-Cat adds a mega-dose of cheap toy cheesiness, making noise assaults…
Just in case you haven't had a chance to play the original Sonic the Hedgehog on your Wii or Xbox 360 lately, now there's yet another platform that's offering the classic platformer for sale: the iPod. Yep, for $4.99 you can now download the classic Sonic the "I remember this being better" Hedgehog for all of your…
The Sega Genesis may well be the greatest gaming platform, ever. Who cares about online gaming, does anything beat a session of Sonic 2? Tec Toy knows the Genesis console rocked, so they are shrinking it and making it kinda pocket-sized.
DARPA, the governmental department that researches crazy things that may eventually make it into the military, is currently working on an "ultrasonic curtain". In layman's terms, it's a sonic cloaking device designed to lower noise levels by at least 30db in military vehicles.
Coleco owners have a certain fondness for the ColecoVision console of the 80s, despite the fact that it eventually went under. That makes us fairly intrigued when we see that Target is accepting pre-orders for a Coleco Sonic Handheld, a small PSP-like device that plays Sega games. SEGA!
As much as we love our Sonicare toothbrushes, we know that $100 may be a bit much for some people to spend on a toothbrush (it's totally worth it though). For those folks, there's the Universal Sonic Toothbrush that turns any old toothbrush into an automatic vibrating one.