The Onion Profiles A New Kindle That Brags About Your Taste In Books

Bookworms who’ve baulked at upgrading to an ereader have a long list of reasons why they won’t give up their paper copies. But there’s only one real reason why anyone would carry around a book anymore: It lets them show off what they’re reading in public. And as The Onion reveals, that’s what led Amazon to create a new version of the Kindle that shouts the title of your current book so everyone knows how well read you are.


Your Chance To Help Make A 21m Car-Juggling Robot A Reality Is Here

If you watched charming 1999 animated movie The Iron Giant and thought “Man, I wish that robot was real, and also could juggle Volkswagen Bugs”, then do I have the Kickstarter campaign for you.


This Kid Took Apart A Microwave To Create An Insane (And Stupid) Weapon

So don’t take a microwave apart. Don’t. Take. A microwave. Apart. Don’t do it. Don’t! But if you were curious about what would happen if you did, these idiots have you covered. It’s as awesome as it is stupid! It is very awesome and very stupid.


Epson's New Smart Glasses Provide Pilots With Smart HUDs

The Eurofighter Typhoon and F-35 Lightning II are two of the most advanced warplanes ever designed and come replete with bleeding-edge, motion-tracking, X-ray-vision-enabled helmets. But why should Air Force pilots have all the fun?


Borg Cube Mini-Fridge: Freezistance Is Futile

It’s apparently taken some 27 years for a marketing genius at Paramount to realise that the cube-shaped Borg ship introduced in Star Trek: The Next Generation bears an uncanny resemblance to a mini fridge. But someone has finally put two and two together resulting in what’s easily one of the best Star Trek-themed products of the past 20+ years.


An Ingredient Measuring Machine Is Like Insurance For Baking

When you’re cooking, you can toss almost any series of ingredients into a pan and end up with something edible. But when you’re baking, you need to pay close to attention to precisely measuring out ingredients so your creation turns out as expected. So as with anything requiring precision, it’s best to leave it to a machine — like the PantryChic automatic dispenser.


Using The WokMon To Achieve Expert-Level Chinese Food At Home

Home cooking with a wok is an exercise in disappointment: Your wimpy home range can’t muster the firepower of the volcanic wok range at your favourite takeout joint. Inventor Glen Lee wants to solve that with WokMon, a drop-in ring that focuses your gas flame for maximum sizzle. We tested it.


Turning A Wall Into An Android 'Touchscreen' With A Pocket Projector

Touchjet first showed off a concept version of its phablet-sized Touchpico projector at CES 2014. Now, the Android-powered Wi-Fi device is nearly ready for production. We got to play with a preproduction model at Gizmodo’s office, ahead of the launch of TouchPico’s crowdfunding campaign.


Doubling Up LCDs In VR Headsets Can Quadruple Their Pixel Density

Donning a VR headset can be a wonderfully immersive experience, if you can look past the pixels. But new research by Nvidia suggests that merely stacking two LCD systems in front of your eyes can quadruple their pixel density. That could make Oculus Rift — and, more importantly, its cheaper DIY competitors — way more immersive.


Hilton's Going To Make Hotel Room Keys Obsolete

Smartphones have been killing off fogey tech since the first iPhone. Goodbye MP3 player. So long stopwatch. Good riddance physical maps. Now, with some help from Hilton hotels, room keys are next to face extinction.