Scenes of San Francisco's Urban Life Told Through Illustrated Stories

Despite the whimsical nature of her drawings, make no mistake: San Francisco artist Wendy MacNaughton is a gifted urban anthropologist. Her newest book, Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City In Its Own Words, is an insightful, illustrated compendium of contemporary city life. » 3/12/14 3:00pm 3/12/14 3:00pm

This Scratch-and-Sniff Wine Guide Will Make You an Unpretentious Expert

For non-connoisseurs and two-buck-chuck aficionados, there’s a moment of minor social panic when dining out and it’s time to select a bottle of the good stuff for the table. “Oh gosh,” you think. “Don’t ask for my opinion. I do not have an opinion. Don’t pour that first sip for me. Don’t make me swirl the glass like… » 10/18/13 12:20pm 10/18/13 12:20pm

When Should You Use Emoji?

To me, the answer to the question of when you should use emoji is an emphatic always. But I get it, if you're texting something important to a humorless prick, a top hat with a lipstick kiss and prayer hands might not be well received. So follow this flowchart created by artist and friend of Gizmodo Wendy MacNaughton » 9/03/13 11:00pm 9/03/13 11:00pm

Should You Check Your Email?

Friend-of-Gizmodo and Amazing Human Being Wendy MacNaughton painted this fantastic new chart that helps you decide whether or not you should check your email. (Spoiler: Email is the literal, biblical Devil.) If all infographics were this good we might actually publish more of them. » 4/19/12 2:40pm 4/19/12 2:40pm

Buy Your Gizmodo Artist Series T-Shirt Today

You guys kept telling us you wanted an official Giz t-shirt, and now they're here. The very first Gizmodo Artist Series t-shirt, designed by former Giz illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, is available today from BustedTees for $20. » 12/22/10 1:20pm 12/22/10 1:20pm

Introducing the First Gizmodo Artist Series T-Shirt

You guys kept telling us you wanted a Giz t-shirt. So here it is, the very first Gizmodo Artist Series t-shirt, designed by former Giz illustrator Wendy MacNaughton. It's available today from BustedTees for $20. » 10/21/10 12:00pm 10/21/10 12:00pm

What To Do When Technology Passes You By

There was a time when I was the family "tech guy." Assembling sounds systems and debugging computers was my household contribution. These days, however, I'm not sure I could pick an HDMI cable out of a box of snakes. » 7/02/10 10:00am 7/02/10 10:00am

It's Time To Say Goodbye to Our Guest Illustrator

Barely a month has passed since I asked you to welcome Wendy MacNaughton, our guest illustrator, and now it's already time to say goodbye. We loved having Wendy around and will miss her very much. » 6/30/10 11:40pm 6/30/10 11:40pm

No Sleep 'Til Fusion

With every thing Mark Suppes fixes, another thing breaks. We're in his workshop, and he's hunched over, tightening the bolts on a squat tubular machine. This is the fusion reactor Suppes built, and it's not working. » 6/23/10 1:00pm 6/23/10 1:00pm

Things Happen

Things Happen is an art work by Gizmodo illustrator Wendy MacNaughton. It sums up life in a whimsical-yet-geeky diagram and it is now available as a limited-edition print. [20x200] » 6/23/10 1:46am 6/23/10 1:46am

From Antivirus to Antibiotics, McAfee Searches for a Last Cure

Allison Adonizio and John McAfee think they've discovered the next great antibiotic in the jungles of Belize. It's all natural. It's unpatentable. It's untested. And thanks to our business of medicine, it's not coming to America. » 6/22/10 12:20pm 6/22/10 12:20pm

The 3DS's Secret Best Upgrade: Wireless

Buried below the Nintendo 3DS's eye-popping screen is another impressive upgrade with nearly equal implications for the future of the console: Completely re-architected Wi-Fi powers. » 6/18/10 10:31am 6/18/10 10:31am

Serafinowicz: Five Reasons I Love Apple and Five Reasons I Hate Apple

Guest editor Peter Serafinowicz is back to talk about his storied relationship with Apple—one that leaves him frustratingly polarized. (We asked illustrator Wendy MacNaughton to help convey the madness.) » 6/17/10 12:20pm 6/17/10 12:20pm

Nintendo 3DS: Extended Play Impressions (Star Fox is Back!)

While earlier today we had a quick hands-on with the 3DS, I've now had the chance to play a number of actual games. My verdict? It's a clever, occasionally brilliant system. And no, you haven't seen anything quite like it. » 6/15/10 5:40pm 6/15/10 5:40pm

Why You Should Scuba Dive

There are two experiences in life that never fail to give me pause: riding in a plane, looking at the earth and the patterns of nature and civilization; and strapping a tank of air and diving in the sea. » 6/11/10 12:40pm 6/11/10 12:40pm

Say Hello to Our New Illustrator: Wendy MacNaughton

Soon you'll start noticing some rather nifty illustrations on several of our posts. That's because we managed to convince artist extraordinaire Wendy MacNaughton to turn some of our thoughts into ink and water color drawings. » 6/03/10 8:40am 6/03/10 8:40am