Besides bad hair, pleated jeans, and 21 Jump Street, the ‘80s brought us a remarkable technological revolution. Nintendo changed the living room forever with the introduction of the NES in 1985. IBM, Apple, and the Commodore 64 ushered the personal PC into our lives. Even the internet breathed a few gasps of air with…
We spend a lot of time playing with gadgets at Gizmodo. A lot! Very few actually impress us, but 2016 did deliver some great gear we actually liked. These are our favorites.
The U.S. Air Force Inspector General tracks all their investigations on fraud, abuse, and everything else down to office disputes in a database maintained by Lockheed Martin. Now it looks like somebody broke it, destroying data collected since 2004.
Self-driving cars might be all the rage these days, but what about the poor computer-piloted drones? Well, while no-one’s been looking, they’ve been perfecting the aerial version of the patented Italian Job getaway.
Ford seems set to show off some cool stuff at the CES show in Vegas this week. Drones controlled from your car’s touchscreen! Data-driven multimodal transport! Cool, how does it come up with all this stuff? About that: Ford would like to buy some tech companies, please. And it’s brilliant!
New York and DC are piles of ash, but at least your checks are clearing. That was the idea behind the Culpeper Switch, a sprawling bunker built by the Federal Reserve to keep the banks running after nuclear apocalypse. But even some Cold War-era politicians thought it was silly.
There are so many artificial intelligences that are evil: they try to kill their creator, or kill all humans, or take over the world, or all three. But some AIs do this with charisma and style, while others are complete dicks about it. Here’s a look at a dozen computers who must have had “be an asshole” near the…
The antique Thunderbird parked outside on my street right now will run, approximately, forever. Unlike my Honda Civic Hybrid, which will be in the scrapheap before my baby daughter hits college. Why? Because the gadgetization of cars is ruining them.
Just when you were worried a police officer with SCMODS was going to notice your 36 unpaid parking tickets, this officer from Windsor, Canada demonstrates what cops really do on their toughbooks. (H/T to Matt!)
Top Gear columnist Paul Horrell, writing for the BBC's news magazine, has penned a piece discussing the proliferation of technology in the modern automobile. He notes that computers are "changing our relationship with the open road." Hmm. Sounds familiar.
Saab, which is trying to quit GM, has revealed its plan for the future: to be the "Apple of car brands" by building cars like Apple builds computers.
No aluminum anywhere in sight, but the two former partners making up the German-American hybrid look to be playing nicely together on the shteel side of the combo. The jilted lover and their big German ex announced today a success coming from a tag-team with the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). The…
Clive Sinclair is largely famous for a line of groundbreaking and affordable personal computers packing as much as 48K of code crunching RAM. Sinclair also attempted to segue his success in computers into a personal transportation device known as the C5. Sales tanked, as the trike had about as much horsepower as a …