The Sound of Woodworms is Art

This piece of electronic art involves a microphone listening to 25 woodworms eating away at a log. Chomp, chomp, chomp. On exhibition in Ireland, currently. » 8/19/10 12:00pm 8/19/10 12:00pm

Hiring: Features Editor

We're looking for a features editor to help edit, produce and execute long- and mid-term industry and non-industry think pieces, narratives, essays, and other types of advanced treatments beyond the basic blog post. » 6/21/10 7:11pm 6/21/10 7:11pm

The Silent World, By Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Jacques-Yves Cousteau would be upset if he lived to see the Gulf Oil spill on his 100th birthday, tomorrow. Here, from the The Silent World, he describes using the first Aqualung to swim undersea as freely as a fish. » 6/10/10 12:46pm 6/10/10 12:46pm

Apple iMac Review: 27 Inches and Less Chin

In the 10+ years since the iMac was born as Apple's simple computer, it's become visibly less of a computer and more of a display. And what a screen this new iMac has. » 10/23/09 12:27pm 10/23/09 12:27pm

Gizmodo Gallery: Thank You and Good Night (Til 2010)

Gallery ended a week ago. I have no excuse for posting this Thanks/Closing post til now. Except that I just recovered from my Pancake Hangover. And never got tired of them. Just a little diabetic. » 10/06/09 6:10pm 10/06/09 6:10pm

Let's Ask the British Government Apologize to Alan Turing

Alan Turing, a father of computer science and WWII code-breaker was prosecuted by the British government for being gay. Then chemically castrated. Sign this petition if you think this is fucked up and want them to apologize. » 8/31/09 7:00pm 8/31/09 7:00pm

Ask a Pro: Clark Little on Photographing Waves

See that guy about to get creamed by that huge wave? That's Clark Little, master of wave photography. He gets wetter than other shooters capturing ocean motion, so we asked him for his trade secrets. The biggie: "Hold your breath." » 8/18/09 7:00pm 8/18/09 7:00pm

Chinese Graduate Student Murdered at Virginia Tech

Just two weeks after arriving at Virginia Tech, a 22-year-old graduate student from China was murdered. The alleged killer decapitated her with a kitchen knife at a local coffee shop. » 1/23/09 12:15am 1/23/09 12:15am

Steve Jobs Taking a Leave of Absence From Apple Due to Health Problems

A memo from Steve Jobs confirms previous reports that his health problems are more serious than last week's note indicated, and he's taking a six-month leave. Tim Cook is taking his job now. UPDATED » 1/14/09 4:37pm 1/14/09 4:37pm

Roundup: Best Black Friday Advice, Deals and Warnings

Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, is not something you jump into without a plan. If you are shopping or getting ready to shop, make sure you have all the info you need by first checking out our Black Friday survival guide, as well as the supplementary Black Friday helpers:
Best of Black Friday… » 11/28/08 4:35pm 11/28/08 4:35pm

How I Plan to Taste Music

I haven't attained new music very regularly in years since the days I actually respected FM content. Between the modern choice—buying tracks, subscribing to a service or stealing it—I'm just not getting enough exposure to try before I download. Last night, things changed in a way that I hope paves the way for the… » 11/20/08 6:20pm 11/20/08 6:20pm

Confessions: The Meanest Thing Gizmodo Did at CES

CES has no shortage of displays. And when MAKE offered us some TV-B-Gone clickers to bring to the show, we pretty much couldn't help ourselves. We shut off a TV. And then another. And then a wall of TVs. And we just couldn't stop. (And Panasonic, you're so lucky that 150-incher didn't have an active IR port.) It was… » 1/10/08 1:59pm 1/10/08 1:59pm

Question of the Day: If Competition is a Good Thing, Why Do We Keep…

Would we be worse of with only one HD format and no competing group to make them work for our dollars? [How To Comment] » 12/25/07 11:00am 12/25/07 11:00am

DIY LED Chandelier From Xmas Lights

Xmas is almost over. Use this tutorial to make an LED lamp from Christmas lights, which is a good way to get use out of them the other 11 months of the year. I'd hang it upside down as a DIY geek chandelier. Be Warned: The tutorial has some mind-numbing steps, like stripping out the LEDs from the Xmas light strand,… » 12/25/07 7:21am 12/25/07 7:21am

Kitty Corner Shot Rifle: If You See Toonces With an Unusual Glint In…

Weapon tech fans or Ghost Recon fanatics will remember the the corner shot rifle » 12/25/07 6:00am 12/25/07 6:00am. This mod has the same camera, LCD and hinge that lets a soldier shoot around building edges without getting in the line of fire. But this one is wrapped up in a cat suit, just like the one that used to drive the car in Saturday Night…

Giz Explains: Why DVD Is Still the Best Video Format

All this fighting about HD formats makes me wonder if the lot of you have forgotten about DVDs. BitTorrent aside, there are a lot of official ways to get video these days, high def discs and downloads. Even so, it's worth reiterating that DVD is still my favorite way to go and will be for a while. Here's why: » 12/24/07 7:15am 12/24/07 7:15am