I Paid a UX Expert $100 to Get Drunk and Evaluate Gizmodo's Design

It happened late on Tuesday night. Of course I was working. "Have you seen this?" my colleague Chris Mills texted. He followed up with the link to a site where a rather devilish-looking UX professional promised to get drunk and evaluate the website of your choice. Only $75! I knew I had to do it, and that Gizmodo… » 3/26/15 11:39pm Thursday 11:39pm

Police Dispose Of 20,000 Pounds Of Fireworks By Detonating Them All

Recently, 20,000 pounds of fireworks were seized in Glasscock County, Texas, and the local bomb squads helped the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to dispose of them. How? By exploding the whole lot of them over the course of three and a half days and creating a tower of sparkling smoke. » 3/21/15 2:40pm 3/21/15 2:40pm

First Exclusive Look At The Guardians Of The Galaxy Porn Movie!

Are you ready to get hooked on a feeling, in a whole new way? Because Lee Roy Myers, the man who gave us The Humper Games, Doctor Whore, The Knobbit, and Game of Bones, is making a Guardians of the Galaxy porno. And we've got the exclusive first (mostly work-safe) look. Come and get your love! » 3/16/15 11:00pm 3/16/15 11:00pm

Topps Are Bringing Back Star Wars Trading Cards... In Digital Form

Ah, trading cards. We all amassed piles of them when we were younger, be it Pokémon, Star Wars, sports or whatever. Now, at least for their Star Wars line, Topps are bringing the cards back... as part of a digital app that is literally nothing other than buying pictures on your phone. » 3/14/15 12:57pm 3/14/15 12:57pm

Disturbing Satellite Images Show How The Lights Have Gone Out In Syria

The ongoing civil war in Syria is literally sending the country back to the dark ages. New satellite imagery reveals that 83% of nighttime illumination has disappeared in Syria since the start of the four-year conflict that has claimed the lives of 200,000 people and displaced nearly half its population. » 3/12/15 6:20am 3/12/15 6:20am

This R2-D2 Hangs Out In Your Fridge And Reminds You Not To Waste Energy

The Force Awakens may not be out for another 9 months, but I think we might have reached peak 'weird Star Wars' tie-in merch: This tiny little R2 sits in your fridge and furiously beeps at you if you leave the door open too long. It's also meant to single people feel less lonely, too! » 3/11/15 6:38pm 3/11/15 6:38pm

Some Of The Weirdest Pen Names Science Fiction Authors Have Used

The name Eando Binder sounds exotic and kinkily Teutonic — but it's actually a pseudonym for Earl and Otto Binder, who turned "E and O" into the science-fictional-sounding "Eando." Learn the origins of James S.A. Corey, Murray Leinster, James Tiptree Jr., and other unusual SF pen names, over at Barnes & Noble. » 3/09/15 2:59pm 3/09/15 2:59pm