The Ugliest Christmas Sweaters Use a Little Pixel Magic

Last year, our pal (and former NASA JPL engineer) Mark Rober whipped up the first digital ugly Christmas sweater. Technology being technology, they just got an upgrade. » 12/02/14 12:45pm 12/02/14 12:45pm

The ugliest animal in the world has to be this wolf eel

Wolf eels are pretty ugly in general, but this one—this one is the one that the rest of the wolf eels make fun of in school. I've seen baboons' butts that are more attractive than this guy. Look at the complete photo by Chris Wilson and try not to puke all over this thing. » 2/25/14 11:08pm 2/25/14 11:08pm

Can Portland Fix a Building That Pretty Much Everyone Despises?

It's basically a Portlandia sketch: What if a city held a rally to save a building in trouble and no one came? As part of our series Preservation Battle, we look at significant structures at a crossroads, and today we're examining Portland, Oregon's very-endangered—yet almost-universally-hated—Portland Building. » 1/31/14 1:40pm 1/31/14 1:40pm

This is not what the future of buildings should be

I love architecture from the future, but this new apartment tower by Porsche Design—equipped with car elevators that allow owners to park their Bentleys and Bugattis right next to their living rooms—doesn't come from the future. It's just a gimmicky cylinder. » 12/11/13 8:43pm 12/11/13 8:43pm

Apple's Dumbest, Sloppiest iOS 7 Screwups, Collected in One Tumblr

So it's come to this. We knew iOS 7 had some dumb and frustrating imperfections, but hadn't scoured every bit of it for flaws in the small details that Apple used to nail. Well, some industrious design head has given Apple's new OS a proper fisking, and put all the screwups on a Tumblr. This might be what finally… » 9/19/13 3:50pm 9/19/13 3:50pm

Is This Inductive Stand Worth Twice What an iPad Costs?

The convenience of being able to charge a device without having to hunt down a power cord is certainly appealing. But convenience isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you gaze upon Strut's new LaunchPort iPad charging system. » 8/07/12 1:40pm 8/07/12 1:40pm

Everything You Need To Totally Destroy Your Phone's Beautiful Design

The hard working industrial designers behind your favorite smartphone spend months perfecting the handset's design so it feels great in your hand, and easily squeezes into your pocket. Only to have a bevy of casemakers come along with ridiculous designs that completely negate all the effort that's been put into the… » 4/10/12 4:49pm 4/10/12 4:49pm

The Ugliest Sandals in the World Are Actually Based on Foot Science

Look how ugly these sandals are. They look like a radioactive gummy bear pooped on a milk crate. But these Sazzi sports sandals are actually biomimeticly designed to keep your feet safe from uneven terrain, if not deeply judgmental eyes. » 3/02/12 12:00pm 3/02/12 12:00pm

This Is the Creepiest iPhone Case I've Ever Seen

Who feels lonely enough to want to clutch a child's severed hand that's attached to their phone?? I don't care how "handy" it is, you punny bastards. This is sick. You can pre-order it now for an inexplicable $64. » 8/03/11 8:20pm 8/03/11 8:20pm

This Smell-O-Vision Flip Phone Stinks Something Awful

You know phones? Those functional communication and content-deliver devices that we carry around in our wallets and purses and use our mouths to speak into and fingers to poke at? You know what they need? A fragrance chip. To smell pretty. Apparently. » 6/16/11 8:20pm 6/16/11 8:20pm

Behold, the World's Worst PowerPoint Slide

It often seems like every PowerPoint slide is the worst, but here lies what projector company InFocus deems history's most heinous. I'm inclined to agree. It's almost brilliant in its horror. Diabolical. The arrows. The colors. This is Satan's face. » 5/25/11 9:15am 5/25/11 9:15am

Lipstick, Meet Pig: The $18,000 Diamond-Encrusted iPod nano Watch Now…

So anyway, this is a real thing. It's an $18,000 diamond-encrusted wristband that transforms your comparatively cheap iPod nano into a wristwatch and you into a pretentious money-wasting douchebag. Magic! » 4/02/11 1:20pm 4/02/11 1:20pm

Who Would Want These Ridiculous Diamond Speakers?

There's just something about these XPS Diamond speakers that makes me want to retch. Sure, full USB means no clutter. Yeah, I guess a mini remote is nice? But I don't want to look at giant, meh-looking orbs while listening to music. But the worst part is the PR: "An outstanding design, honed to appeal to female… » 3/25/11 7:01pm 3/25/11 7:01pm

This Watch Is Hideous Enough to Boil the Ocean if You Dropped It In

Look upon my unbelievably ugly watch, ye Mighty, and Despair! We're not sure what Casio was thinking when they designed this Baby-G Shock watch, other than that you might want to buy it and give it to someone you hate. » 3/25/11 12:40pm 3/25/11 12:40pm

The Ugly Bug Ball Is Online Dating for the "Aesthetically Challenged"

Here at Gizmodo we've profiled online dating sites for Apple fans, ok cupids, and even virgins. Did you know there's also a dating site for ugly people? There totally is! And it's just bagged its first engagement. » 10/31/10 1:00pm 10/31/10 1:00pm

How to Make a Palm Pre Look Like a Palm Full of Ass

We don't mean a palm full of ass in a good way—when were you not happy when you had a palm full of ass—but a palm full of something really disgusting. Yeah, this thing right here. » 6/26/09 8:00pm 6/26/09 8:00pm

Motherboard Mirror Only Shows Nerds in its Reflection

This looks straight out of an 80s movie about hotshot computer programmers that fell into a downward spiral involving drugs and violence. A movie that, regrettably, may not exist. [3rings via The Awesomer via BBG] » 4/27/09 3:20pm 4/27/09 3:20pm

NES Varsity Jacket Is a Limited Edition for a Reason

Jackets don't come much uglier than this, but hey, at least it matches this guy's male pattern baldness. Hurry, it's a limited edition of 1,000! » 1/27/09 6:20pm 1/27/09 6:20pm

The Pink Furry Phone May Cause Conjunctivitis

Spotted on the floor of CES, if only Anna Nicole Smith were alive to have witnessed this moment, her legacy carried on by Chinese OEM. [Engadget] » 1/12/09 4:20pm 1/12/09 4:20pm