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LulzSec Strikes Again

Lashing out against the "racial profiling anti-immigrant police state that is Arizona," LulzSec has released their newest data dump: "hundreds of private intelligence bulletins, training manuals, personal email correspondence, names, phone numbers, addresses and passwords belonging to Arizona law enforcement." More »

Gizmodo Taste Test: Is Surviving the Apocalypse Worth Eating This Food?

Everybody's dead. Maybe it was nukes. Maybe it was zombies. There's nothing left to eat. Except this stuff. Thousands of servings of freeze-dried food, designed to last for years. More »

Don't Inspect a Gas Tanker with a Lighter if You Don't Want to Catch on Fire

I would have assumed this was within the bounds of common sense, but, you know, you can never be too careful. Apparently the notion wasn't obvious to this fellow, who blew apart an entire gas station through his idiot-curiosity. Maybe it was the fumes? More »

Kind of A Dick Move

How a wealthy photographer chiseled thousands from an independent Web developer over an iffy copyright infringement claim. More »

HTC Evo View 4G: Wanna Buy a Giant Phone that Doesn't Make Calls?

The running joke since the iPad laced up its shoes is that tablets are big, over-glorified phones. That's silly! They share electricity, touchscreens, apps, and rectangularity, but that's about it. More »

Can You Fall In Love with This Beautiful Girl?

This is Eguchi Aimi. She's the latest member of Japanese pop band AKB48 and a very lovely girl. But Eguchi Aimi is not what she seems. This Sunday, she shocked all her fans revealing her dark secret. More »

7 Tools to Help Prevent Getting Hacked

The #AntiSec lulzcapades are in full effect right now, and it seems like anyone is a candidate to be hacked, infiltrated, or compromised in some way. So what about you? More »

The Water Gun Knife: How You Cut 9 Million Pounds of French Fries a Day

McDonald's sells about 9 million pounds of fries a day. French fries don't come out of the ground that way. You've gotta cut them. How do you cut 9 million pounds of fries a day? More »

This Is Nokia's First Windows Phone

We didn't have to wait for some factory spy or corporate tipster to leak images of Nokia's first ever Windows Phone 7 handset. Instead, CEO Stephen Elop naïvely asked a crowd not to take pictures of it. More »

The Pentax Q: Big Features in a Little Package

There's a lot to like about the new Pentax Q digital camera. It has a slick retro look, five interchangeable lenses and many features of a dSLR packed into a body that's the size of a point and shoot. More »

Beijing's Largest Hotel Belongs at Area 51

This is a rendering the Beijing National Hotel, a planned 2.3 million square foot hostel for visitors to China's capital city. It's huge, sure, the biggest landmark in Beijing. More »