Gizmodo's Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide

It's already Hanukkah, it's almost Christmas, and it's definitely the general holiday season. That's great if you like spiked eggnog, but not so good if you haven't bought gifts yet. Don't worry. There should be something in one of our many gift guides and Bests collections that your loved ones will like enough not… » 12/20/14 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am

Absurdist Children's Classic Pee-Wee's Playhouse Is Now on Netflix

All 45 episodes of Pee-Wee's Playhouse, including its Christmas special, are now available on Netflix. The cult show, starring Paul Reubens as a mischievous man-child perpetually clad in an ill-fitting grey suit, is possibly the most bizarre children's program to air on network television, and definitely one of the… » 12/19/14 8:00pm Friday 8:00pm

5 Ways to Make Old, Stale Wine Tasty Again 

Using things is always superior to wasting them, but squandering alcohol is an especially galling dissipation because alcohol is delicious and excellent. Most of the hard stuff has a long shelf life, but if you uncork a bottle of wine and forget to finish it off within a few days, it gets vinegary and bilious-tasting.… » 12/19/14 5:00pm Friday 5:00pm

Hackers Can Read Your Texts Thanks to Huge Security Flaw

The global telecom network Signal System 7 helps phone carriers across the world, including AT&T and Verizon, route calls and texts. It's also apparently perforated with security holes that lets hackers and spies listen to your calls and read your texts. It's so bad the ACLU's chief technologist told me that people… » 12/18/14 3:55pm Thursday 3:55pm

Report: Samsung Wants to Make Its Own Version of Apple Pay

There was no way Samsung was just going to let Apple waltz along with its own mobile payment system without launching a competitor, and it looks like the Korean powerhouse is gearing up to launch a rival in 2015. Samsung is reportedly trying to make a deal with a mobile payment startup called LoopPay, according to » 12/16/14 10:22am Tuesday 10:22am

The Smartest Satire Leaving Netflix is the Teen Comedy Saved! 

Netflix is losing a bunch of great movies next month, including classics like 12 Angry Men. That's fine; Netflix changes movie rosters all the time, and we're getting Mean Girls back in the new year. But before it goes away, I recommend watching the second-best teen comedy that came out in 2004: Saved! » 12/15/14 8:00pm Monday 8:00pm

Airport Shitstorm: Computer Error Stops All Flights From London

London's Heathrow Airport is always a stressful place, but travelers today are having a shittier time than usual. London airspace is restricted after a power outage spurred what the BBC describes as a computer error at an air traffic control center, meaning there will be plenty of delays, re-routes, and cancellations. » 12/12/14 10:50am 12/12/14 10:50am

Scientists Used Sonar to Find San Francisco's Notorious Lost Shipwreck

In 1901, steamer ship City of Rio de Janeiro sank on its way into the San Francisco Bay, killing 128 passengers and disappearing into the ocean. The famous lost ship stayed disappeared for over 100 years, its location suspected but never confirmed. Now, thanks to a sonar technology called "Echoscope," scientists have… » 12/12/14 10:15am 12/12/14 10:15am

You Can Buy the Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace on Vinyl

John Perry Barlow isn't a stranger to having his words played on records. Before launching a career as an internet activist, Barlow was a member of the Grateful Dead. Now you can hear his voice on a new, Jerry Garcia-free vinyl: A version of his Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace is now available as a… » 12/10/14 1:31pm 12/10/14 1:31pm