One Year Later, Should You Get An Xbox One Or A PS4?

People ask us all the time whether they should buy a new-gen console? Should they get an Xbox One? A PS4? For a year, we’ve told people to not bother with either. Now, we think you should make the leap, especially if you’re a console-only gamer. But which one to get?


Gizmodo Awards 2014: Best Laptop Or Convertible Nominations Now Open!

It’s almost time to deck the halls in the lead up to the end of the year and that means we have the business of finding the best tech that 2014 had to offer. We want your nominations for the best of the best in laptops, convertibles and portable computing. Nominate your favourite now!


The Coldest Ground-Level Temp Ever Recorded On Earth Was -89.2C

It looks like winter has already arrived for much of the US, but at least it’s not -89.2C. That’s the coldest temperature ever recorded by humans at ground level on this planet.


The First 3D Printer In Space 3D-Printed Its First Object

While you were probably wishing Thanksgiving break would start already, the astronauts on the International Space Station made history. They 3D-printed a spare part for the 3D printer. In space.


30 Years Of Amazing Criterion Collection Art Packed Into A Single Book

Today the Criterion Collection released a 306-page book full of the designs it has commissioned since 1984, including covers, supplemental art, concept art and more. Criterion Designs is a coffee table book we can all believe in.


Chrysler's Using Oculus Rift To Put You Inside A Car As It's Built

It seems a test drive just isn’t enough to sell customers on a new car these days. So to help promote the new Chrysler 200, the automaker partnered with Wieden+Kennedy Portland, Stopp and MPC Creative to produce an Oculus Rift virtual reality experience that gives buyers not only a tour of the car, but the process of how it was designed and built.


No One Needs A One-Button Hashtag Key, But I Want It Anyway

Are you sick and tired of hitting two keys before each and every hashtag? Have you lost hours at work hunting down the # on your keyboard? Has your pinky been injured from awkward shifting positions? No? Me neither. But isn’t this little hashtag keyboard cuuuuuuuute?


1 Out Of Every 9 Bridges In The US Is Structurally Deficient

There are about 630,000 bridges in the United States, ranging from impressive new structural creations like Margaret Hunt Hill bridge in Dallas to deteriorating slabs of concrete in desperate need repair. It’s that last growing group of bridges, ports, and highways that represent the slowing decaying infrastructure that was once the best in the world.


US Government Wants To Delete Years Of CIA And DHS Emails

On September 17, the National Archives published a seemingly routine announcement in the US Federal Registrar. Couched in language about preserving records of value is a line about the destruction of records and a list of federal agencies. The CIA is one of these agencies, and its emails about waterboarding could be some of those records.


How Ross Perot Saved The World's First Electronic Computer

Ross Perot is a collector. He once bought a copy of the Magna Carta in 1984. But, more intriguingly, he also bought and resurrected ENIAC, the world’s first electronic computer.


NASA Built A Grappling Claw With Just Household Objects And LittleBits

There were plenty of engineering-themed toys on view at this weekend’s Toy and Game Fair in Chicago, but none of them came close to NASA’s contribution in terms of sheer cred. On hand at the fair were NASA reps who demonstrated a mechanism built from the agency’s new LittleBits kit.


The Majestic Mythical Santaur Is Perfectly Captured In This Ornament

If you thought Santa himself was difficult to spot as he made his global rounds on Christmas Eve, there are even less confirmed sightings of his stepbrother the Santaur. You’ll never see him talking to kids at shopping malls, or posing for photos in a parade. In fact his mere existence is questionable, were it not for the fact that Archie McPhee has released this wonderful Santaur ornament.


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