The Chevy Silverado Won't Let a Little Thing Like the Apocalypse Ruin…

It's the end of the world as we know it and these guys are eating Twinkies. Thanks to the dependability of the Chevy Silverado, these long lasting trucks and their drivers outlasted the rest of the world. All that there's left to do now is kick back, enjoy a sugary snack, and keep on driving. » 2/07/12 10:10am 2/07/12 10:10am

The Cadillac ATS Has Been to "Green Hell" and Back Again

Watch as the all new Cadillac ATS enters "The Green Hell" and drives out the other side. This brutal stretch of German asphalt puts the best engineering in the world to the test, which is exactly why it's where the Cadillac ATS was designed. You may never have to drive "The Green Hell," but it's pretty cool to know… » 2/07/12 10:09am 2/07/12 10:09am

From Space the Earth Eats the Moon

By now you're probably used to all the spectacular nightime timelapses from the International Space Station. But this one demonstrates that the show is just as amazing during the day. Check out the Moon seemingly sinking into the Earth's atmosphere. » 2/02/12 5:40pm 2/02/12 5:40pm

New Amazing Videos Show Birds Like You've Never Seen Them Before

Birds have always fascinated humans. Their flight has inspired writers, artists and engineers to create poems, legends, novels, airplanes and superheroes. The new BBC documentary Earthflight captures this fascination in a way that nobody has before. It's awesome. » 1/20/12 12:40pm 1/20/12 12:40pm

Lost World Discovered Under Antarctica

This discovery is amazing, straight out of a Jules Verne's novel: scientists from the University of Oxford, University of Southampton, the National Oceanography Centre, and the British Antarctic Survey have discovered a "lost world" thriving with unknown species under Antarctica, in the East Scotia Ridge. » 1/04/12 6:34am 1/04/12 6:34am

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One Year of Backpacking All Around the World In Just Five Minutes

Gizmodo reader Kien Lam just sent me this beautiful video that has made me extremely jealous: a time lapse video of his year backpacking all around the world. 343 days, 17 countries over five continents reduced to just five minutes. » 1/02/12 1:40pm 1/02/12 1:40pm

Awe-Inspiring Video of Paraglider Flying With a Hawk

This paraglider has a hawk friend. He takes him to fly with him. This video shows how the hawk flights alongside, landing on his hand and staying there, enjoying the ride until he decides to go away again. » 11/11/11 12:40pm 11/11/11 12:40pm

Watch Why and How Seasons Change From Space

Today the summer ends. The season is changing because Earth is tilted. As it rotates around the Sun, the light reaches regions at a different angle for a longer or shorter time. This is how it looks from space: » 9/23/11 1:00pm 9/23/11 1:00pm

BASE Jumping off Cliffs Never Looked So Scary Awesome

The maniacs at Melbourne Skydive Centre are still falling off things with style. I've only ever gone cliff-diving once, and it was nothing like this. This looks shades of terrifying and exhilarating that I can hardly imagine. » 9/17/11 11:00am 9/17/11 11:00am

This Is Probably the Best Way to Watch a Space Shuttle Launch (Updated)

I always thought that flying around the space shuttle was the most amazing way to watch the launch. After seeing this image of skydivers falling as the shuttle rocket fired through the clouds, I've serious doubts. » 9/07/11 11:09am 9/07/11 11:09am

Toshiba's Next Ultraportable Is the Thinnest Notebook Yet

At last week's IFA conference, Toshiba came ready to showcase its latest ultraportable notebook, the Portégé Z830. Toshiba's billing it as the thinnest notebook ever made, and it's ready to compete with the Macbook Air. » 9/06/11 2:40pm 9/06/11 2:40pm

Music Needs ‘Connective Tissue’ and Facebook Wants To Build It

As details emerge about Facebook's plan to integrate with music services to let friends share their listening experience, one thing is abundantly clear: Music fans and the music industry desperately need this—or something like it—to happen. » 9/01/11 5:56pm 9/01/11 5:56pm

How Those Beautiful Time-Lapses Are Made

Eric Kessler of Kessler Crane hosted Timefest 2011, an event that brought top photographers around the country to showcase the gadgets, inventions, contraptions, small dollies, little engines, joysticks, controllers, wheels, iPhone apps, beer, secret locations and anything else you can think of that goes into a… » 8/25/11 12:40pm 8/25/11 12:40pm

Sony Alpha A77: The 24-Megapixel Shooter Is Finally Real


The Sony Alpha A77 has popped up unofficially for bit now, but the rumors are true. It's a 24.3-megapixel camera which uses Sony's translucent mirror technology, their EXMOR APS HD sensor and claims to have the world's fastest contnuous autofocus. » 8/24/11 8:35am 8/24/11 8:35am

There's Going to Be a Star Trek Theme Park. Really!

We've finally done it. After more than 40 years, we finally have the green light on a Star Trek theme park, thanks to King Abdullah of Jordan. And it only cost a measly $1.5 billion to do it. I'm buying my ticket now. » 8/08/11 4:20pm 8/08/11 4:20pm

Motorola Photon 4G: Sprint's Tegra 2-Powered, International Roaming…

Motorola's Photon 4G is the first Sprint phone equipped with the dual core, 1GHz Tegra 2 chipset and it's their first 4G phone to have international roaming capabilities. » 6/09/11 12:40pm 6/09/11 12:40pm

Here's Your Chance to Design a $100 Bill

Are you one of those people that likes to doodle on a dollar bill? Deface the president with a goatee? If so, then you must participate in the Make Your Franklin Project. » 5/26/11 1:36am 5/26/11 1:36am

After Watching This Video, You Will Like to Be an Astronaut Too

I've never seen anything like this: The Earth captured in time lapse by an astronaut at the International Space Station, cruising at 17,239 miles per hour—that's 7.7 kilometers per second, or 4.7 miles per second. » 9/02/10 6:00am 9/02/10 6:00am

A Celebration of Design Without Designers

The basic premise of TechnoCRAFT, a new San Francisco gallery exhibition, is that something's gone wrong in the history of people making things. These days, designers have all the power—and maybe it's time to put users in control. » 8/20/10 9:40am 8/20/10 9:40am