Former NASA Engineer Turned Super Soaker Inventor Just Got Very Rich

Lonnie Johnson's having a good week. The former NASA engineer just won $73 million in a royalties dispute with the toymaker Hasbro for inventing the Super Soaker, the coolest toy you ever had growing up. The lawsuit also covered royalties for Nerf which Johnson also masterminded because he is awesome. » 11/07/13 11:01am 11/07/13 11:01am

This Super Soaker Uses Magazines to Reload

My Super Soaker of yore wouldn't stand a chance against this beast of a weapon. Called the Thunderstorm, this new Super Soaker only costs $15 (cheap enough to dual-wield) and is battery-powered for automatic shooting (which requires no pumping). But perhaps most awesomely, it uses magazines to reload itself. That way… » 5/03/11 3:20pm 5/03/11 3:20pm

Gizmodo's Ultimate Water Gun Battlemodo Royale

There are few things more enjoyable on a hot summer's day than an epic water gun battle with some friends. In the end, everybody wins, because everybody gets soaked and cools down. But you don't want to be caught with a crappy gun; then you'll just be the guy that everyone else gangs up on. We here at Gizmodo don't… » 7/02/08 12:00pm 7/02/08 12:00pm

The Gizmodo Water Gun Battlemodo Royale: Our Slo-Mo Trailer

This past Saturday, Matt, Benny, Summer Intern Dan, Wilson and I gathered at Wilson's idyllic upstate New York home to test out five of this summer's top water guns via an epic battle. The results and full testing breakdown will be coming later this week, but here's a little taste of what water guns, a Casio EX-F1… » 6/23/08 3:00pm 6/23/08 3:00pm