Windows 10 Is Coming This Summer

Thought Windows 10 wouldn't arrive till October? Think again. You won't have long to wait to get rid of 8—because the operating system you deserve is coming this summer instead. » 3/17/15 11:00pm 3/17/15 11:00pm

Summer is not over yet but these three videos make me miss it already

Filmmaker Mark Mazur created these series of videos celebrating the little moments that make summer the best season of the year. And yeah, maybe summer it's almost over, but despite all the nights I spent soaked in sweat trying to get some sleep, I will definitely miss it. » 9/03/14 3:27pm 9/03/14 3:27pm

These Aerial Beach Photos Were Shot While Dangling from a Helicopter

Antoine Rose shoots photographs from the air. He shoots them hanging off the edge of a helicopter thousands of feet above ground—in wind, in subzero temperatures, in the dark. But sometimes the conditions are just right for a day at the beach, and Rose captures these surreal, candy-colored images of the sand and… » 8/20/14 5:27pm 8/20/14 5:27pm

39 Photos Of Your Amazing Summer Vacations

Summer vacation. It's the best time of year (aside from, maybe, winter vacation, a random vacation, or a 3-day weekend). And for this week's Shooting Challenge, you shared your summer vacations with us. » 8/20/14 3:03pm 8/20/14 3:03pm

Yes, those of us who didn't get out of town this summer are insanely…

Shooting Challenge: Summer Vacation

I didn't get away this summer, but maybe you did. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, make the office-dwellers jealous. Send us your best summer vacation photos. (Taken this week, or any time this season!) » 8/14/14 3:30pm 8/14/14 3:30pm

This turquoise gem is what summer looks like in southeastern Alaska. From an altitude twice that of commercial jets, NASA's arctic research airplane ER-2—a civilian version of the Air Force's U2-S reconnaissance plane—captured this view of a summertime melt pond atop a glacier on July 16, 2014. [NASA Earth Observatory] » 8/04/14 7:00am 8/04/14 7:00am

Watch these lunatics water ski barefoot towed by a freaking airplane

You already have to be a little loony to ski barefoot so I don't even know what to consider these guys who strapped themselves behind an airplane and ripped up the water with their bare feet. Awesome? Yeah, probably. They even jumped off a ramp barefoot! » 7/31/14 6:31pm 7/31/14 6:31pm

Shooting Challenge: Farmer's Market

That's right. We're about to get all local-seasonal up in here. For this week's Shooting Challenge, go to your local farmers market and capture the produce, the culture, or the general scene as you see fit. » 7/30/14 12:25pm 7/30/14 12:25pm

Ask the Inventor of This Year's Greatest Summer Fun Invention Anything

Last week we told you about the Kickstarter campaign to fund a genius gadget that lets you fill 100 water balloons in one minute. It's perhaps the greatest summer fun time invention since, I dunno, the Super Soaker. We caught up with it's creator Josh Malone to find out more. » 7/28/14 11:27am 7/28/14 11:27am

Golf trick shot activates Rube Goldberg machine to cook hot dogs

You would think that you could only do so much with golf trick shots but David Kalb, trick shot extraordinaire, takes it to another level. He rigs his trick shots so they have to be absolutely perfect because they eventually turn into Rube Goldberg machines that can make hot dogs and create flaming watermelon heads. » 7/11/14 11:35pm 7/11/14 11:35pm

Why Smooth Surfaces Make Your City Sizzle in Summer

It's not just you, city-dwellers. Urban areas actually do get noticeably hotter than the rural areas around them, and that's especially problematic in summertime. Why does that happen? Well, a new study says it all has to do with the aerodynamic shape of your city. In other words, the smoother your skyline, the… » 7/10/14 12:40pm 7/10/14 12:40pm

Seeing ice cream melt in a time lapse is oddly satisfying

The only thing bad about eating ice cream during the summer is how fast the frozen deliciousness melts. After two minutes, it's dripping onto your elbows and your forearm is sticky for the rest of the day. No one likes melted ice cream. That's why it's so bizarre that watching ice cream melt in this time lapse by … » 7/08/14 11:53pm 7/08/14 11:53pm

Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now

Well, friends, we made it: Tomorrow is the longest day of the year. That's right, it's all downhill from here. But there's also one important byproduct of the start of summer: Tonight is also the shortest night of the year, which opens the door for an entirely different level of revelry and indulgence. » 6/20/14 4:00pm 6/20/14 4:00pm

I want to spend the summer in this tree house

I love the design of this tree house created by architectural firm Farrow for an eco resort in the middle of a protected Canadian forest. A floating ship—it is suspended from the tree, not nailed to it—that can fly to space at any given time. Inside it is beautiful too. » 6/16/14 12:21pm 6/16/14 12:21pm

A Scientific Guide To Surviving Summer

The first day of summer is fast approaching – will you be prepared for suntanning, swimming, and swarms of bugs? Here's our handy guide to surviving the sultriest of seasons, with SCIENCE. » 6/15/14 2:55pm 6/15/14 2:55pm

Calvin Harris: Summer

Not to be totally cliche, but I've been listening to Calvin Harris's song, Summer, pretty much for all of this summer that isn't even technically here yet. Hey, the track sounds like it should be listened to by a pool or on a rooftop or somewhere as long as the sun is shining and the air is north of 70 degrees. » 6/11/14 7:00pm 6/11/14 7:00pm

Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now

It's JUNE, can you believe it? It's practically summer, which means here at Gizmodo HQ we're putting on our best jorts-and-midriffs ensemble, cracking open a few cold ones, and aiming high-powered water cannons at the heads of our sister blog editors. » 6/06/14 4:00pm 6/06/14 4:00pm

Nerf's Summer 2014 Super Soakers: A Shootout in One Act

Nerf's latest round of Super Soakers blast water further and more accurately than ever when it's throwdown time, as you might expect. But we put them through their paces just in case. » 6/06/14 12:40pm 6/06/14 12:40pm

Get Your Whole Neighborhood Together with Block Party in a Box

Every city street is actually a block party waiting to happen, a coiled spring of neighborly hangouts and community come-together yearning for a release. Kevin Van Lierop decided to make that process a little less daunting with his "Block Party in a Box." Now your neighborhood has no excuse not to get down. » 3/13/14 4:20pm 3/13/14 4:20pm