36 Hours of Glaciers and Steam in Iceland

I just visited Iceland for the first time! But, due to airport chaos, I was only there for exactly 36 hours. Here's what I learned from my short trip, camping out on ice and dunking myself in the country's steaming hot springs. » 2/02/15 4:00pm 2/02/15 4:00pm

How to take an exclusive tour of the Lego factory in 2015

I have wanted to hop a plane to Billund and take this tour for years, but to date I have yet to make the pilgrimage to Lego Mecca. In 2015, I'm going beg my parents to watch my then 6 month old child and 2 dogs because Lego has published tour dates and details for 2015 and I'm definitely going this time. » 10/01/14 4:37pm 10/01/14 4:37pm

Experience Tour de France Mayhem First-Hand From New On-Bike Cameras

If you've been watching the Tour de France you know that it's been one of the more brutal tours in recent years, with intense weather conditions and terrible crashes that have led to several top contenders abandoning the tour already. It's also the first year that riders are allowed to put cameras on their bikes—so… » 7/16/14 10:40am 7/16/14 10:40am

Inside the US Nuclear Stockpile's Top Secret First Home

At first glance, this could be any huge, Cold War-era facility. The gray and green of poured concrete might remind you of a public school or a hospital. But this is no run-of-the-mill building. It's the original home of the US's nuclear arsenal, and it's been top secret for over 60 years. » 7/25/13 3:20pm 7/25/13 3:20pm

A Tour of the New Makerbot Factory, Where 3D Printers Are Born

MakerBot is building an empire selling printers that make things—but have you ever wondered where the printers themselves are made? On June 7th, the company opened a huge new factory to accommodate the booming demand for Replicators, and we got a first-hand look inside. » 6/13/13 3:40pm 6/13/13 3:40pm

Six Designs That Would've Been Impossible Without Computer Modeling

After three decades on the market, Autodesk's software has radically transformed modern architecture, science, and art. In downtown San Francisco, Autodesk exhibits a rotating gallery showing off twenty of its most impressive design feats. On a recent tour, Gizmodo saw the stunning range of the program's capabilities.… » 7/06/12 3:40pm 7/06/12 3:40pm

The Best Smartphones on Every Carrier

For the first time ever, every major carrier in the US actually has smartphones worth buying, meaning you don't have to break up to get a good phone. Here's the best phones on each one, along with the best deals. » 11/24/09 10:00am 11/24/09 10:00am

Tour the Collapsed Building of Shanghai

When a construction worker was killed in the sudden collapse of a 13-story building in Shanghai, it was a tragedy. But now, just weeks later, it's another tourist-friendly adventure! » 8/05/09 10:20am 8/05/09 10:20am

Sprint to Require WiFi on All Future Phones We Care About

While announcing the company's intention to release an updated version of the BlackBerry Tour with WiFi next year, a Sprint spokesman let slip that WiFi will also be present "in all its major devices going forward." Big win! » 7/09/09 11:30pm 7/09/09 11:30pm

This is How Your Plastic Objects Are Made

Curious as to how all those plastic cups, trash cans and containers you get at Ikea are made? Random Good Stuff takes a tour of the Koziol plastics factory in Germany, where many of those household items are designed. » 7/07/09 8:40pm 7/07/09 8:40pm

Verizon Does an About Face, Offers BlackBerry Tour to Existing Customers

Behold, the power of bad press! Verizon is now set to offer pre-orders of the upcoming BlackBerry Tour to existing customers in the very near future. » 7/02/09 11:30am 7/02/09 11:30am

Verizon Customers Under Contract Can't Order BlackBerry Tour

Here's something for our hefty "WTF, Verizon?" file: The BlackBerry Tour, soon to be Verizon's top phone, cannot be pre-ordered by existing customers under contract who want to upgrade. What's worse, upgrades may be blocked even after the phone's release. » 7/01/09 9:20pm 7/01/09 9:20pm

Sprint Getting the Blackberry Tour on July 12th

Verizon isn't the only carrier getting the Blackberry Tour on July 12th; Sprint is also getting it on the same day. Just like at Verizon, it'll be $200 with a new contract. Can you feel the excitement in the air? I can. » 7/01/09 1:41pm 7/01/09 1:41pm

Bono Gets Laser Jacket, Public Gets Dizzy

Bono got all pew-pew at the first concert of U2's new tour, wearing a black leather jacket with 240 red lasers built along his silhouette. Not LEDs, lasers. See how it worked on this video of him doing the monkey: » 7/01/09 12:20pm 7/01/09 12:20pm

What a $5 GarageBand Artist Lesson Actually Includes

While iLife '09's GarageBand comes bundled with 9 free lessons on guitar and piano, Artist Lessons, with famous musicians, cost $5 a pop to download. So what does that money actually get you? » 1/29/09 2:00pm 1/29/09 2:00pm

An In-Depth Video Tour of Android 0.9, an (Almost) Great (Almost) OS

Earlier today » 8/18/08 7:00pm 8/18/08 7:00pm Google released the Android 0.9 SDK r1 Beta, boasting of a pile of API updates and a visual refresh that moves it one solid step closer to actually, you know, . A long changelog and a few screenshots are great, but we've fired up the SDK's emulator for a guided tour of Android's salient features. Main…

20 Minute Museum Tour of the iPhone

Got 20 minutes to kill at work on a Friday? Watch this younger, less handsome Jobs-alike explain to you the detailed features of the iPhone. While we still haven't made it through all 20 minutes yet, we'll let you know if there's anything unannounced in here. » 6/22/07 12:45pm 6/22/07 12:45pm

Nintendo Wiimote Settings Tour

As you can see from the video, there's not a whole lot in terms of calibration that you need to do with the Wiimote » 11/15/06 4:15pm 11/15/06 4:15pm. Everything in the controller is already "set up", thanks to the sensor bar, and all you need to do is point your Wiimote at the screen and you're good to go.