How To Shop for a Used iPhone on Craigslist

Call it a hunch, but we have a feeling a bunch of perfectly good iPhones are about to get dumped on Craigslist. Like, today. Here's how take advantage of all those early-adopting miscreants and grab a used iPhone 4 for cheap. » 2/10/11 7:45am 2/10/11 7:45am

The Sad Demise of IBM’s Awesome Fold Out Keyboard

Sometimes even the most thoughtful designs and engineering feats are preordained to fail. Such is the case with IBM's Butterfly Keyboard (aka the TrackWrite), an ingenious solution to what turned out to be a temporary problem. » 1/14/11 5:20pm 1/14/11 5:20pm

The Best New Blu-ray Player

They're the cornerstones of our home theaters—and there's always an ungodly number of them at CES. We scrutinized this year's more intriguing 3D Blu-ray players and found the one that looks like the king of the hill. » 1/07/11 7:20pm 1/07/11 7:20pm

The Best New HDTV

Wow. The TV manufacturers of the world just excreted a gajillion alphanumerically named HDTVs at CES. We cruised the booths, parsed the display technologies, connectivity features, claimed performance and specs, and found the one we think is the best. » 1/07/11 1:20pm 1/07/11 1:20pm

What Using Casio's Wireless Watch of the Future Is Like

Well, it's definitely a prototype. But after a proper groping, we're more excited than ever about Casio's new Bluetooth watch of the future. » 1/06/11 2:40pm 1/06/11 2:40pm

Sennheiser's New Travel Buds Give You Three Ways to Wipe Out Noise

Screaming babies, turbofan engine roar, the drone of air conditioning units—traveling can be a sonic nightmare. Sennheiser wants to help with new pair of earbuds that give you three modes of noise-destroying goodness. » 1/06/11 12:25am 1/06/11 12:25am

We Like Panasonic's Flagship 3DTV (And Its Weird Tablet Buddy)

BREAKING: A 3DTV at CES. But Panasonic's flagship plasma, the VT30, really had us drooling. And the little companion "tablet" that matches has us intrigued—an extra TV screen is extra good, right? We hope it works as advertised. » 1/05/11 8:34pm 1/05/11 8:34pm

B&W's Zeppelin iPod Dock Stays Buoyant with AirPlay

Come March the original high-end iPod dock won't require docking. Equipped with new drive units and some subtle design tweaks, B&W's Zeppelin Air also adds streaming AirPlay to the mix. Unfortunately, at $600 it's still crazy expensive. [Bowers & Wilkins] » 1/05/11 2:31pm 1/05/11 2:31pm

Oxygen Audio Turns Your iPhone Into a Car Stereo

Plenty of cars come with some middling form of iPhone connectivity. Install Oxygen Audio's O'Car deck and your iPhone essentially becomes your stereo. Pimp. » 1/04/11 9:45pm 1/04/11 9:45pm

How to Make that New Smartphone Actually Smart

Your X-Mas wish came true! Santa wisely consulted one of our best-of-the-best lists and left you a shiny new smartphone under the tree. So, uh, now what? Here's a step-by-step guide to getting that bad boy up and running. » 12/25/10 10:00am 12/25/10 10:00am

Nice Home Theater! We'll Help You Set it Up

Christmas victory! You've just obtained the final component for your ideal home theater set-up. Now it's time to hook everything up and turn your living room into that badass entertainment zone you've always envisioned. We'll guide you through the basics. » 12/25/10 3:00am 12/25/10 3:00am

How To Talk Your Way Into a Cheaper Cable Bill

You're spent, literally. Holiday shopping has thoroughly ravaged your wallet and soul. That means it's time to rein in the discretionary expenses for the New Year. There's no better place to start than that grotesque $180 cable bill. » 12/22/10 11:00am 12/22/10 11:00am

How To Watch Streaming Video Anywhere in the World

So you're jetting off to a tropical island in uncharted waters. But how are you supposed to enjoy paradise when copyright laws put the international hammer down on Netflix? Winter travelers, meet your new best friends: Proxy and VPN services. » 12/15/10 11:00am 12/15/10 11:00am

'Tis the Season for Defrauding: The 7 Biggest Holiday Scams

Human beings have been inventing ways to trick, swindle, and cheat one another since, well, always. And it just so happens that the season of giving perfectly coincides with the season of (unlawful) taking. Humbug! » 12/14/10 1:00pm 12/14/10 1:00pm

Why Most Hardware Specs Are Total Bullshit

To measure is to know, said Lord Kelvin. But as marketing departments get more and more creative with their published specifications, what we're left measuring—and by extension, knowing—about our gear is increasingly worthless. » 12/10/10 11:00am 12/10/10 11:00am

Intoxicating Gifts for the Elegant Imbiber

Shopping for the highest of high-functioning alcoholics can be a tricky proposition. Novelty bottle openers and 12-packs of Pabst don't cut it. For the the guy (or gal) with a sophisticated drinking problem, these gifts are guaranteed to please. » 12/08/10 2:00pm 12/08/10 2:00pm

Intriguing Gifts for the Dashing Spy

Have a Bond lover in your life (who doesn't)? Skip the jet packs and dagger shoes this holiday season. Here are 9 semi-practical gifts guaranteed to satisfy the most fervent gadget-crazy spy. Sex puns sold separately. » 12/07/10 11:00am 12/07/10 11:00am

What Is Near-Field Communication?

Samsung's Nexus S brings with it the latest tasty version of Android, Gingerbread. But the phone also comes with another technological bonus baked in. Here's what you need to know about near field communication. » 12/06/10 2:53pm 12/06/10 2:53pm

How Anyone Can Fake an ATM and Steal Your Money

There's no dearth of sophisticated gear for the aspirational ATM thief. But skimmers don't exactly have an aisle at Wal-Mart. In this Gizmodo investigation, we take a look at the scary internet black market where fraudsters get their tools. » 12/02/10 12:00pm 12/02/10 12:00pm

Always Have the Latest Gadgets—Without Going Broke

You've tried the good enough movement. It never is. But succumbing to your inner early adopter can be a risky (and costly) decision. Here's how to stay current without going hobo. » 12/01/10 11:00am 12/01/10 11:00am