John Hodgman explains the end of the world to you

John Hodgman is the world's foremost expert on all things canny and uncanny, and everything in between. And today marks the release of Ragnarok, his one-hour comedy special about the apocalypse, via Netflix. To celebrate, we talked to him about the meaning of apocalyptic stories, and why he doesn't love zombies. » 6/20/13 3:51pm 6/20/13 3:51pm

This Awesome Credit Card-Sized iPhone Tripod Blew Me Away

Sometimes the simplest things are the most useful, but rarely something makes me shake my head at how clever and cool it is like the Pocket Tripod 360º has. I keep thinking "why didn't someone do this before" and "what a great idea that I wish I'd thought of." I'm still blown away that the angle is adjustable like… » 6/18/13 11:54am 6/18/13 11:54am

If This Isn't the Best Phone Stand Ever Created By Mankind, I Don't Know What Is

"Dear Gizmodo," the email started, "I would like to introduce our new product." I could have never imagined that such a neutral phrase was hiding the best phone stand ever created by mankind, one that can store your headphones and act as a keyring and make your phone look like a duck face. » 6/20/12 11:00pm 6/20/12 11:00pm