The Gear That Helped Me Survive Camping With Bear Grylls

What clothes, boots, knives and backpacks does the editor of an adventure travel site fall back on when he’s feeling intimidated? This is the best of the best, the stuff I took with me to go camping with Bear Grylls, and how it performed. Not all of it survived.


James Bond's Laser-Cutting Watch Is Finally A Reality

Thanks to some clever special effects, the gadgets that Q creates for James Bond and other MI6 agents are often well ahead of their time. So much so that it’s only now, more than 31 years after Never Say Never Again hit theatres, that we finally have a wristwatch with a built-in laser powerful enough to do some damage.


Scientists Say These Mysterious Prawns May Hold Keys To Alien Life

According to exobiologists at NASA, these mysterious prawns and its symbiotic bacterium may hold clues “about what life could be like on other planetary bodies”. It’s life that may be similar — at the basic level — to what could be lurking in the oceans of Europa, deep under the icy crust of the Jupiter moon.


Download This Free Tool To See If The US Government's Spying On You

It’s been over a year-and-a-half since documents leaked by Edward Snowden shook our sense of privacy to the core. Those documents proved that government is spying on us pretty much all the time. And now that we know Congress isn’t going to do anything about it right away, it’s time to find the tools to protect yourself. Detekt is a good one.


GPS Navigation For Your Car: Vital Features To Consider

Gizmodo Video Guide: While you might already know where you’re headed thanks to the GPS mapping in your phone, there’s still a place for dedicated GPS navigation units.


Samsung Has Filed A Complaint With The FTC To Block Sales Of NVIDIA GPUs

Briefly: Samsung has filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission asking it to block sales of NVIDIA graphics chips and Tegra mobile processors. It’s a tit-for-tat move, after NVIDIA tried to block sales of certain Samsung handsets back in November.


Insane Video Of A Truck Jumping Over A Formula 1 Car At Full Speed

Video: Holy mother of God, this has to be one of the craziest vehicle stunts I’ve ever seen: The Formula 1 team Lotus got one of their giant trailer trucks to jump over one of their race cars running at full speed. It is absolutely insane.


This May Be The Coolest, Most Futuristic Bomber Ever Built

While the Saab 35 Draken may be the coolest, most futuristic combat jet ever made, when it comes to bombers that title goes to the XB-70 Valkyrie, a gigantic supersonic strategic nuclear bomber that never entered service. Seriously, when I say gigantic I really mean it. This thing is unbelievable — check the image below.


Can You Hear The Difference In High Quality Music? Test Yourself

Here’s a simple test that lets you toggle between an extremely high-quality file music file and a low-quality music file. Can you tell the difference?


Samsung Gear S Review: But I Don't Wanna Be Dick Tracy

Samsung started the smartwatch push in earnest with its over-the-top Galaxy Gear just last year. Now, some six smartwatches later, Samsung is releasing one that can make its own calls. The Gear S is a tiny phone on your wrist. But is that really a good idea?


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