What Space Does to Each of Your Five Senses

Commander of the International Space Station and awesome-stronaut Chris Hadfield just finished a weeklong series called “Senses in Space,” where he describes what spending a long time in space does to each of your perceptions. And apparently, space is generally pretty bad for you. In the following five videos,… » 5/10/13 4:20pm 5/10/13 4:20pm

The updated Netflix app for iOS lets Apple's mobile users into the binge-watching party: it auto-plays the next episode in a series and gives you three movie suggestions when you finish what you're watching. » 5/09/13 1:42pm 5/09/13 1:42pm

Google's new "Save to Drive" feature is a script you can embed into your webpage that allows readers to instantly save a file—PDFs, images, what have you—to Google Drive with the click of a button. You can go check it out on Google's blog. » 5/09/13 1:05pm 5/09/13 1:05pm

This Beautiful Footbridge Is Inspired by Japanese Hand Fans

Normally, the fact that a city approved a new pedestrian footbridge for construction would be rather, let’s say, pedestrian. But when the bridge in question is also a "kinetic sculpture," things get more interesting. The Merchant Square Footbridge, a sculptural bridge designed by Knight Architects, is slated to open… » 5/09/13 12:48pm 5/09/13 12:48pm

Check out this excellent in depth exploration of the world of "ridesharing" and Lyft, the AirBnB of taxi services. Turns out it's not all wine and roses when people stop being polite and start being livery cabs. » 5/08/13 3:50pm 5/08/13 3:50pm

Time Warner Cable's TV app for Android will suddenly become WAY more useful starting (probably) next Tuesday. They're adding a bunch of features, including access to 4,000 shows on demand and live TV for older Android phones (running 2.2 or higher). » 5/07/13 3:51pm 5/07/13 3:51pm

Starting today, you can now opt into Boingo's on the go Wi-Fi subscription service with the tap of a button from your iOS device and have it billed directly to your iTunes account. [iTunes] » 5/07/13 3:10pm 5/07/13 3:10pm

Verizon Won't Rebuild Its Landline Network in Some Sandy-Affected Areas

As the damage from Hurricane Sandy is disappearing and some things are returning back to normal for those in the hardest hit areas, six months after that hurricane devastated parts of the East Coast, Verizon is telling some customers that they will not be getting their landline phone service back—ever. At least not… » 5/06/13 6:11pm 5/06/13 6:11pm

Well it looks like The Onion's Twitter feed got hacked today by the Syrian Electronic Army, although the only dead give-away when a satirical site like that gets hacked is that their fake news stop being funny. Sounds like it's finally time for Twitter to start using that two-factor authentication system. » 5/06/13 2:32pm 5/06/13 2:32pm

Possibly the Best Music Discovery System Yet

In the digital age of “nichification” it’s often easier to find lots of things you already like, while inadvertently walling yourself off from experiencing new things that you don’t know about yet. When it comes to music, recommendation systems like Pandora’s can help you discover music you may not have heard before,… » 5/03/13 4:20pm 5/03/13 4:20pm

Let's Talk About Anything You Want for the Next Hour

Hey everybody! Happy Friday! I bet you can't wait to get that weekend started. Too bad these last few hours of work are crawling by, right? Well here's an idea to help your afternoon fly by—join the Gizmodo staff on this thread, and for the next hour, we'll talk about anything you want. Come test-drive the new Kinja… » 5/03/13 3:40pm 5/03/13 3:40pm

The California-Made Earthquake Alarm That Works But California Won't…

For all of the devastation caused by the 2011 earthquake/tsunami in Japan, the former, a 9.0 magnitude beast called “Tohoku,” could have claimed far more lives. The reason it didn’t? Since 2007, Japan has had an early warning system—conceived ten years ago at Caltech—which California still hasn’t managed to set up.… » 5/01/13 4:30pm 5/01/13 4:30pm

Good news: Digg is tweaking its reader with integration for read it later services, email, and social media, and planning on dropping it in June, before Google Reader goes bye-bye. Bad news: You might have to pay for it. » 4/30/13 4:51pm 4/30/13 4:51pm

Time for an upgrade, AT&T users! Beginning May 1, you'll be able to trade in your current smartphone for at least $100 off a new one (as long as you re-up for another 2 year contract). That means you can get an iPhone or a Galaxy S4 for a bill less than usual, even if the smartphone you're trading in is an old crappy… » 4/30/13 3:07pm 4/30/13 3:07pm

YouTube is the new CSPAN. Well not really, but they just announced they're giving members of the U.S. Congress access to enhanced features like live streaming. Whether congress members choose to reach out to constituents is their prerogative, but at least they've got another tool now. » 4/30/13 2:59pm 4/30/13 2:59pm

Sadly, People Who Walk and Text Could Actually Use This

Anyone who has tried to navigate down a busy sidewalk while dodging people who are obliviously looking down at their phones will appreciate this latest prank by ImprovEverywhere. Their latest mission in New York City was to pose as municipal workers, with orange "Department of Transportation" vests, and act as… » 4/30/13 1:08pm 4/30/13 1:08pm