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YouTube now lets you tip video creators

If you've been itching to tip YouTube video producers, you'll be glad to know that you can finally reward those people for their hard work: the Fan Funding feature has launched in Australia, Japan, Mexico and the US. If a video host sets up a virtual...

How Game of Thrones Crafted Last Season's Emmy-Winning Visual Effects

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Game of Thrones walked away from the Emmys last week with four of the biggest technical awards, including a very well-deserved win for best visual effects. One team responsible has posted some of their process videos from season 4. Let's just say it looks tougher than conquering the walled city of Meereen. Read more...

Watch a Pilot Snag Cold War Spy Satellite Footage as It Falls From Orbit

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Corona program was the opening salvo in the effort to peer into Soviet-controlled territory from orbit. In order to recover the top-secret physical photographs it took, Air Force pilots took to the sky for what amounted to a claw arcade game, played miles above the Earth. Here's a rare look at it in action. Read more...

Here comes the BlackBerry Passport: BlackBerry announces major September 24th event

The iPhone 6, the Galaxy Note 4 and the Moto X+1 aren’t the only major flagship phones that are going to be released in September. BlackBerry has just announced that it’s holding a major media event on September 24th that will almost certainly feature the new BlackBerry Passport handset. Show More Summary

Microsoft China Releases Windows 9 Logo In Error

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Coated

If all of the rumours are correct, it is expected that Microsoft will come out with their next version of Windows, namely Windows 9, at the end of this month. By most accounts, a preview version of Windows 9 will be available on September 30th. (...)Read the rest of Microsoft China Releases Windows 9 Logo […]

Soba Cable Organizer Cleans Up That Mess Behind Your Monitor

Most of us choose to entirely ignore the area behind our monitors, just because we’re too lazy to deal with the spaghetti clutter of cables. If the putting-your-head-in-the-sand technique is The post Soba Cable Organizer Cleans Up That Mess Behind Your Monitor appeared first on OhGizmo!.

We Rode a Backpack With an Electric Skateboard Inside

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A few months ago we told you about Movpak, a backpack that's totally unremarkable except for the fold-out electric skateboard hidden inside. Last week, we got to test-ride a prototype ahead of the company's Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for production. Finally, a backpack that carries you. Read more...

Hands on with iOS 8 widgets!

Apple has fought the idea of adding widget support to its iOS platform for years, in theory because the company decided battery life was more important than zero-tap access to information. Some agree with that stance while others would...Show More Summary

Noooooo, HBO's Going to Show The Wire in the Wrong Aspect Ratio

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Wire is one of the greatest television series ever, so it's exciting that HBO is embarking on a rebroadcast marathon of the gritty drama. We should be pumped that The Wire is getting remastered in HD, right? Not so fast. HBO is about to ruin a classic. Read more...

Scribble Pen: Real or Not?

For many, Scribble seemed like the best thing since sliced bread. It was a pen that could copy the color of absolutely anything simply by pushing its built-in scanner against an object. The pen could then…

Android Wear updates will let you leave your phone at home

One of the biggest gripes of smartwatch ownership is the (usual) dependency on your smartphone; do you really want to carry two devices when you're going out for a run? If you're an Android Wear fan, you won't have to in the near future. Google tells...

This Dazzling Laser Show Is Way More Effective Than Any Warning Shot

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Warning shots are a waste of ammunition and not a particularly effective deterrent. Instead, modern warfighters inform potentially lost civilians/potential suicide bombers that they're in the soldier's rifle sights by blasting them with laser light from barrel-mounted laser dazzlers like these. Read more...

Which smartwatch should you buy? Pebble Steel, Nike+ and Cogito

The post Which smartwatch should you buy? Pebble Steel, Nike+ and Cogito appeared first on Shiny Shiny.

Here’s a great Galaxy Note 4 feature that might be coming to future iPhones

Apple is giving both of its operating systems major facelifts this fall with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, but after 44 new patents were granted to the company on Tuesday, it’s clear that these updates are only the beginning. Patently Apple...Show More Summary

Native Instruments reveals new keyboards for 'Komplete' freaks

First came synths, samplers and drum machines. Then computers caught up, and could do much of the same stuff, for much less money (and in much less space). But, humans like to "play" things, so we then we got MIDI controllers. Now, the circle is...

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