The benefits of a good background image can't be overstated. It can improve your mood, boost your productivity, even lend a little freshness to an aging device. If you don't want a picture of a loved one, cherished pet or recent holiday trip as a backdrop, here are five excellent sites for picking up free,…
An increasing number of skyscrapers that line our horizons these days resemble the future we were promised: twisting pillars of glass and steel that stretch up into the clouds. When you glaze those buildings with some 1980s-inspired French futurism, however, they look simply surreal
You don't need the green hills of Windows on your desktop, and frankly we're sick of that one wallpaper you downloaded like three months ago. Gaze at one of these images on your desktop, and contemplate the weirdness and wonder of tomorrow.
Oh gorgeous destruction! These gorgeous wallpapers give you a window on the beautiful ruins waiting in our apocalyptic future.
It's spring for many of us. And what better way to celebrate winter's annual lukewarm death than finding a new wallpaper? Here are some excellent possibilities from this week's Shooting Challenge.
Zooming. Most people only do it before or after taking a photograph—never during. Well here are 152 remarkable pieces of proof that most people are wrong. Zooming while taking a photograph is a surprisingly versatile, inevitably eye-catching technique.
What do Gizmodo readers photograph when they can photograph anything? Abstracts. Wildlife. Stars. Microscopic particles. In short, a lot of really neat, diverse stuff that's sheer fun to look at.
Across much of the world, autumn is the most beautiful time of the year. To celebrate, Gizmodo photographers assembled en masse to capture every color and texture of the season, just to share here with you.
Like water, smoke is beautiful, powerful and unpredictable. The 82 photos from this week's Shooting Challenge not only capture smoke as smoke, but smoke as demons, jellyfish and...OK...sometimes just as smoke.
You'd think that a figure of pure darkness would look like the essence of evil. But the 158 silhouettes from this week's Shooting Challenge are active, earnest, understated, funny, friendly, sexy...and yes...occasionally a little bit evil, too.
When planning this week's Shooting Challenge, I hadn't been so forward-thinking to realize that it coincided with New York's "Tribute in Light" 9/11 memorial. Having said that, these entries definitely added an unexpected depth to the results:
For this week's Shooting Challenge, you got up close and personal with some terrifying creatures. And you made them look stunning...though still pants-wettingly terrifying.
Zombies. Brains. Zombie hunters. Nuclear bombs. Statistics. You love all of these things, and now you can have them as the live wallpaper on your Android phone.
I've got a real soft spot for post-apocalyptic scenery. It reached a peak when I visited Chernobyl a few years ago, and after seeing these wallpapers of the Kremlin an apocalypse doesn't look too bad now, does it?
In this week's Shooting Challenge, 264 photos submitted by our readers capture everything wonderful about spring. Take your time to check them all out—it's a real treat. This is the absolute best group of entries yet.