A New Underwater Internet Cable Directly Connects Crimea And Russia

Russia's connection with Crimea is an unsolved geopolitical quandary, but the physical connection to the Russian mainland just got a bit stronger: Crimean ISPs have transitioned over to a new 28.5-mile-long underwater cable connecting directly to Russia, bypassing the old connection through Ukraine. » 8/01/14 12:14pm Yesterday 12:14pm

Ask Ford's Top Automotive Interior Designer Anything You Want

Amko Leenarts has been the head of interior design at Ford Motor Co. since 2012. He's the one guiding the look of Ford's car interiors worldwide. And he's here in Gizmodo's comment section to answer your questions about car design, dashboard tech, and the future of the automobile. Come ask away. » 7/30/14 12:45pm Wednesday 12:45pm

How Ford's Top Interior Designer Puts the Future in the Front Seat

Amko Leenarts is the Director of Interior Design for Ford Motor Company, creating the interior look for Ford's products worldwide. He spoke with Gizmodo about the design influences, technology, and safety considerations that go into future designs, and later today he'll be in Gizmodo's comments section answering your… » 7/30/14 11:05am Wednesday 11:05am

This Redesigned Airplane Cabin Would Give You More Room For Everything

You board the plane and instinctively duck to clear the overhead container doors. They're all full already, so you cram your carryon under the seat in front of you while the slob next to you reaches across your face to adjust the reading light. No more: one design firm's new cabin concept eliminates all those problems. » 7/29/14 6:45pm Tuesday 6:45pm

Facebook Makes All Users Switch to the Standalone Messaging App

Over the next few days, if you go to send a message through Facebook's smartphone app, you'll see the alert shown above. Starting this week, Facebook is fully unbundling its messaging service, as part of its move to become a network of related apps. » 7/29/14 9:28am Tuesday 9:28am

Turning a Wall Into an Android "Touchscreen" With a Pocket Projector

Touchjet first showed off a concept version of its phablet-sized Touchpico projector at CES 2014. Now, the Android-powered Wi-Fi device is nearly ready for production. We got to play with a preproduction model at Gizmodo's office, ahead of the launch of TouchPico's crowdfunding campaign. » 7/28/14 9:00am Monday 9:00am

Beer Pong Ball Washer Solves Every Undergrad's Worst Nightmare

There's two problems with beer pong. First: drinking beer blessed by a ball that's been rolling around on an undergrad apartment floor. Second: the lack of Kickstarter daydream machines to solve problem number one. Behold the solution to exactly one of those problems: the Clean Cup. » 7/26/14 7:07pm 7/26/14 7:07pm

Silicon Valley's Algorithm Expert Wrote the Paper on Tip-to-Tip Jerking

Silicon Valley's attention to detail means even the fictional math is hyper-realistic. IEEE Spectrum profiles Vinith Misra, the brain behind Pied Piper's compression algorithm—and the guy who wrote the mathematical proof of that epic dick joke from the season finale. This guy is a legend. » 7/26/14 3:00pm 7/26/14 3:00pm