I spill a dribble of liquid nitrogen onto the bar as I try to pour it from a steel vat into a coffee thermos for Dave Arnold, in a scene that vaguely reminds me of this image of Jesus turning water into wine, except that the splash turns into smoke and tiny beads, which skitter across the bar like insects. This is…
There's something fundamentally broken in the world of PC laptops: Machines designed nearly four years ago still provide the basic model for how to build one correctly today. The Razer Blade is, in some ways, one of the best Windows laptops I've used in a long time. But I can't decide if it's merely ironic or…
Gizmodo is not objective. It never has been, I don't think. And I hope it never will be. Because the point isn't to be something as meaningless—and frankly, false—as objective. The point is to tell the truth.
I took a trip to Seattle a little while ago. Actually a long while ago. And I shot a bunch of video of cool stuff. Then it got lost, because I am a terrible person. But I found them, so here they are.
My computer takes too long to boot up. Around a minute and 18 seconds, to be precise(r). Which is why I want a solid state drive. But I don't want to pay ~$400 for 256 gigs of storage. Enter Seagate's Momentus X Hybrid drives, which promise near-SSD speeds, but with giant HDD storage—and not-so-giant prices.
Every time I've written that the coffeemaker on your kitchen counter is terrible, I was only partly trolling you. It's true! Your cheap automatic coffee machine is ruining your coffee. But now there are a couple of new automagical machines you can easily buy in the US that are very, very good: Bonavita's Automatic…
When Charles Goodyear figured out how to take the smelly sap from some trees and turn it into the rubber of industry, the finished, stretchy product bounced a crazy diverse number of materials out of their soon-to-be former jobs. Like sheep intestines. Ick.
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I have something of a sleep problem. Or I guess, more accurately, a waking up problem. And my alarm clock died. So I bought this re-issue of Braun's Dietrich Labs and Dieter Rams-designed BNC004 travel alarm clock. You should not.
I think the coffee that comes out of single-serving coffee pod machines is not very good. But, putting that aside, it can be obscenely expensive, as Oliver Strand points out in the NYT:
There are lot of hard jobs at Microsoft. Like the guy who collects Steve Ballmer's dry cleaning. But Sam Moreau just might have the hardest gig in Redmond. Or at least the most harrowing. Over the past five years, he's taken on the tiny task of redesigning the operating system used by like a billion people all over…
I'm trying to download a couple of games that are 5-15GB each and also back up my entire hard drive and holy Christ it is taking forrrrreeeeeverrrrr.
Joel Johnson, after he visited a Foxconn factory for Wired:
Hey, so, it's Change Your Password Day. Which means you should like, change your password.