Our Best Original Photo and Video Posts of 2014

Gizmodo loves documenting its hi-tech or oddball adventures, and 2014 happened to be a year chock-full of them. Whether we were tagging along with King's Distillery to turn Coca-Cola into whiskey or journeying deep underground into the 2nd Ave subway tunnel, Gizmodo always had its camera ready. Here are the best… » 12/31/14 3:10pm 12/31/14 3:10pm

Time Lapse Videos Capture The True Beauty Of Space At 17,150 MPH

Watching the world go by from the window of a plane at Mach 0.8 is hard to beat, but when it comes to an expanded world view, nobody gets a better picture than the residents of the International Space Station. Check out this time-lapse compilation by Germany's Alexander Gerst. » 12/27/14 7:54pm 12/27/14 7:54pm

Take a Tour of the Most Radioactive Places on Earth

People do some pretty dumb things for YouTube videos. Derek Muller does them for the sake of science, though. The host of Veritasium, a YouTube channel about science, recently visited the most radioactive places on Earth for a TV show about how Uranium and radioactivity affected the modern world. And he lived to tell… » 12/20/14 10:00am 12/20/14 10:00am

This Street Photographer's Start-to-Finish Analog Process Is a Rarity

The number of people who still shoot film is small. The number of people who shoot and develop their own film is smaller, and the number of people who then make their own prints in a darkroom is miniscule. Andre D. Wagner is one of the few. This video is a window into not only his process, but his approach to taking… » 12/19/14 5:13pm 12/19/14 5:13pm

Hulu's Former CEO Just Launched a Subscription-Based YouTube Rival

YouTube pretty much won the video war years ago, but there are still plenty of people vying for some of the action. Remember Viddy? Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar thinks that his new startup video site Vessel offers a unique subscription-based model ($3/month) that can pull YouTube stars over to a new platform. Long… » 12/17/14 11:30am 12/17/14 11:30am

Watch a first date go wrong with these hilarious visual metaphors

Here's a fun video that uses a lot of symbolism and visual metaphors to describe the experience of a first date. The idea is simple but complex at the same time: we're getting a peek inside the mind of a germaphobe and everything we see is an interpretation of what he's seeing. It's fun to guess what's what. » 12/10/14 1:35am 12/10/14 1:35am

Showing off on social media is a stupid game

If life was a video game right now, it'd be a pretty terrible one. That's because it'd just be levels of Facebooks and Twitters and Instagrams and social networks that would encourage us to pimp our lives for likes. And push us to hashbrag what we do. And to make sure the world sees our selfies. Team follow back.… » 12/09/14 11:37pm 12/09/14 11:37pm