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Everything wrong with the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ plot

Critics loved Star Wars: The Force Awakens — let's not forget, though, that movie critics are often completely useless — and it’s definitely a movie to see this year. That doesn’t make this Star Wars episode perfect, however. We’re still looking at a clone of A New Hope, and there are several plot holes that we're not terribly happy about. Show More Summary

Homemade Hoverbike Is as Fun (and Dangerous) As It Looks

22 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

Colin Furze has a long history of creating crazy contraptions and doing crazy stunts. He may have outdone himself this time with his homemade hoverbike. Yes, it looks fun as hell. It also looks dangerous as…

Geek deals roundup: Save on the Fire TV stick, Gears of War 4, and more

Amazon Fire TV streaming stick for $34.99 Considering that the Apple TV starts at $69, this affordable little device from Amazon is a great way to stream HD video from services like Netflix, […]

SpaceX plans to send a Red Dragon spacecraft to Mars as early as 2018

SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced plans on Wednesday to send a spacecraft, called Red Dragon, to Mars. Details are limited as the announcement came in 140 character (or less) bursts on Twitter. Planning […]

The hilarious Star Wars: The Force Awakens ‘outtakes’ we’ve been waiting for

The newest Star Wars villain, Kylo Ren, has appeared in various spoofs following the release of last year’s massive hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But what you’re about to see probably takes the cake so far: fake, but hilarious outtakes from the movie. Show More Summary

Minecraft is now available on the Samsung Gear VR

There are about to be a lot more pixelated blocks in the eyeballs of VR gamers. The Gear VR version of Minecraft has been released after being announced last month. Minecraft: Gear VR […]

Samsung Is Developing Standalone VR Devices

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Samsung’s Gear VR is one of the cheaper ways to get into good VR, but it’s soundly surpassed by the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. But Samsung is determined to stay in the game, which is why it’s developing at least one standalone VR devices. Read more...

Mark Zuckerberg Declares He Is God During Facebook Earnings Call

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today, Facebook laid out its earnings report. Mark Zuckerberg also announced that he is God. Read more...

Line Following Robot Trains Runners

  Can your line following robot move faster than [Usain Bolt] who has been described as “The World’s Fastest Timed Human”? Puma, the athletic footwear, apparel and accessories company, created such a robot to help train their company sponsored athletes. The shoebox-sized robot exceeds [Bolt]’s top speed of 44-km/hour. Show More Summary

Kahn Design unleashes fury on and off road

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Afzal Kahn is one busy man. He spent 2015 announcing and launching new projects through various automotive ventures. Those included the Speed 7, Land Rover Defender 6x6 and Ant-Kahn barchetta. He hasn't slowed down in 2016, with his designs adding flash to auto shows throughout the year. Show More Summary

1btn – an Open Source Dash

The availability of cheap radios, omni-present WiFi and powerful web services means the IoT wave is here to stay. Amazon got into the act with its “do only one thing” Dash button. But a more interesting solution would be an IoT “do it all” button. [Anand] has been working on his 1btn Open Source WiFi connected IoT button for a while. Show More Summary

A Guide To Marvel's Original Civil War Saga, Which Was Not Good

We couldn’t be more excited about Captain America: Civil War, but we also couldn’t be less enthused with its source material. The comic event was epic, but it was also a mess, where Iron Man inexplicably became a supervillianous arsehole. Show More Summary

McLaren offers up sub-3,000-mile, Concours-condition F1

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The McLaren F1 was the most exciting supercar of its time, and not many cars since have had its level of panache. Now it could be yours (or somebody's, anyway) as McLaren Special Operations Heritage division is selling one of the last...Show More Summary

Weasel takes down Large Hadron Collider

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A small furry animal today took on the largest atom smasher ever made, and won. According to internal documents at CERN, the Large Hadron Collider was knocked out of commission at about 5:30 am CEDT when a weasel caused a "severe electrical perturbation" when it stepped on the bare connections of a 66,000 volt transformer. Show More Summary

Here's How You Play The New Labyrinth Board Game

Remember that new board game from a few weeks ago? Had absolutely no idea how it would play? Join the club. Well, join it temporarily, because once you’ve watched this video, you’ll no longer have membership. More »      

Pied Piper's Compression Code From HBO's Silicon Valley, Compiled

The third season of HBO’s Silicon Valley is now under way and if you caught the first episode, you would have noticed a snippet of Pied Piper’s valuable compression code towards the end of the show. Turns out this code actually compiles, though the output isn’t what you might expect. More »      

See what it’s like to live in solitary confinement with this terrifying VR experience

Virtual reality is responsible for some of the most fascinating experiences in recent memory, from a tour of Chernobyl to some of the most immersive games in the history of the medium. These are all worthwhile applications of the technology,...Show More Summary

Soda Fridge Hack to Fix a Lazy People Problem

[Paul] participated in a hackathon at work and created a hack to help solve what was ultimately a people problem. A soda fridge at work wasn’t getting refilled when empty. Instead of trying to make people less lazy, [Paul] went with making the fridge more needy. The first thing [Paul] did was make a soda fridge refill sensor from a scale. Show More Summary

What Did Star Wars: The Force Awakens Get Wrong?

Hard to believe Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out five months ago. One minute you’re clamouring to watch it in theatres, the next you can walk into just about any department store and grab the Blu-Ray. Five months is also enough time to have carefully considered the film’s flaws and while they are few and far between, they do exist. Spoilers ahead! More »      

Bloody Mary Secrets That Will Change Your Life

There’s nothing quite like sipping a spiked meal in a glass. So when Few, one of my favourite distilleries, offered to send me something called “Breakfast Gin”, I got a bright idea. Why not whip up a batch of refreshing Bloody Marys? More »      

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