How a Blind Photographer Practices His Art

Brenden Borrellini has been deaf and blind his entire life. He's also been an unstoppable explorer and student. He picked up a camera at an arts center one day on a lark, but the joke soon turned into a serious pursuit with beautiful results. Australia's Open Tropical North brings us this mini documentary on Brendan's… » 7/26/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

Using goTenna's Pocket Antenna to Send Texts Without Cell Service

Inspired by the downed cell towers and utility outages of Hurricane Sandy, the folks at goTenna wanted a way to keep smartphones connected even when the grid fails. What they came up with is a pocket-sized handheld antenna that lets users send texts and location info without cell service. And we got to see a prototype… » 7/24/14 1:50pm Thursday 1:50pm

This Super-Efficient Lightbulb Uses Tesla Tech for an Incandescent Glow

Despite their inefficiency, old-school incandescent lightbulbs sure did put out a pleasant, natural-looking light. The folks at Finally Light Bulb missed that light, so they brought it back with an efficient, affordable bulb using technology Nikola Tesla once patented. The team visited Gizmodo's NYC office to show us… » 7/24/14 11:39am Thursday 11:39am

Adam Savage Explains Extensively How He Built His Hellboy Mecha-Glove

Remember Rasputin's mecha-glove from Hellboy? All the delightful details, the knobs, lights, and doodads, were just fantastic. Adam Savage fell in love with it, and he just built a fully functioning replica to show off at Comic-Con, detailing exactly how he built it in a video for Tested. » 7/24/14 10:17am Thursday 10:17am

A Triptych That Proves Portrait-Oriented Video Isn't Always Horrible

Usually, we are very much against shooting video with your phone in portrait orientation, because for the most part it looks like trash. But Dan Toth did something we never thought of, using three portrait-oriented videos to make a lovely triptych of his neighborhood in Sunnyside, Queens. » 7/23/14 12:38pm Wednesday 12:38pm

7 Dead Websites That Should Be Brought Back

Last week, we asked you which dead or long-ignored website you want dusted off and brought back to life. You answered the call—all 433 of you who commented—and the result was a tour of the best sites of the 90s and early 2000s. Here are the seven sites you miss the most. Let's surf the web of nostalgia. » 7/23/14 9:10am Wednesday 9:10am

A Nanotech-Powered AIDS-Killing Condom Is Closer than Ever

Correctly used, condoms do a damn good job of preventing STDs (and pregnancy!). But nobody's gonna say no to an improvement that ups those odds. Say, a condom coated in antiviral gel that kills up t0 99.9% of HIV, genital herpes, and human papillomavirus. Australia just said yes, and hopefully the U.S. isn't far… » 7/22/14 4:26pm Tuesday 4:26pm

Making Faster Optical "Cables" Using Nothing But Lasers and Air

Pulses of light are the absolute fastest way to transfer data (because nothing's faster than light), but old school fiber optic cables can only go so many places. Scientists have a new idea: use high-powered lasers to make a column of low-density air that can carry a light signal just as well as a normal cable. Yes,… » 7/22/14 11:23am Tuesday 11:23am