According to a rather self-publicising survey conducted by E.ON, Brits waste around £60 a year of electricity per household by just leaving gadgets plugged after they've finished charging -- about £134m a year for the whole country. That's not even taking into account the damage constantly charging something does to the battery.
While the lower floors of the Shard will be chockablock with the usual fast food palaces and high street chains, to cast your eyes across London's glorious skyline from the 68th floor it'll cost you the same amount that a zones 1 - 2 weekly travelcard costs. Well, back in 2005 anyway.
You've probably been there; Late one night in the pub, after a few too many beers, you have a bloody fantastic idea. A revolutionary idea. An idea that's going to change the world. The chances are that come the morning you’ll realise that your beer-addled brain had slightly overstated your own awesomeness, but sometimes (just sometimes!) the spark is there. The sparks of my idea began to fly about five years ago before, eventually, they caught light. Today, I'm waiting for a factory in China to start manufacturing something I invented -- the Triggertrap, an Arduino-based open-source universal camera trigger.
Remember when Microsoft gave the ChevronWP7 Windows Phone jailbreak tool its blessing? Apparently it came with a limited number of unlock "tokens" -- 10,000 to be exact -- which have now run dry.
45 tracks, supposedly from the "Artists of 2012" but also including a handful of oldies from recently released compilations, are currently available for free over on Amazon UK's MP3 Downloads shop. If you're still young and enthusiastic enough to bother investigating new music, there's another late Christmas present. [Amazon UK]
It’s 2012 now people, and it’s time for you to upscale your computing hardware. Say goodbye to whatever sub-standard rubbish you’re using now and usher in the Jet Pack Age.
The last time you opened your oven was probably pretty dull. You pulled the handle; you stuck something in; you waited for it to cook. Maybe you enjoyed it. But did it slide vertically out of your counter? Probably not.
TalkTalk is about to become a proper mobile phone retailer, with a range of phones and the usual subsidised contracts set to appear alongside its discount SIMs later this year.
Barking and Dagenham has rather belatedly embraced the humble text message, launching a new SMS information service for its housing tenants.
Pepsi is being sued by an American man who claims he found a mouse in his Mountain Dew. Ho-hum, right? But wait, Pepsi came up with the greatest defense ever: you'll never know you're drinking mouse!
Samsung's not exactly short of affordable mid-range options on the Android scene, but one of last year's big successes was its Galaxy Ace -- so now there's another one. A slightly better one.
Fancy something flashy to strap to your face and spice-up your next party? How about a set of light-up shades to go with your electro-pop playlist?
The first rule of not being evil is: don't do things you think are evil. So it's a shame that Google has violated its own policy by giving bloggers cash in exchange for writing about its browser, Chrome.
Gizmodo reader Kien Lam just sent me this beautiful video that has made me extremely jealous: a time lapse video of his year backpacking all around the world. 343 days, 17 countries over five continents reduced to just five minutes.
Not exactly shocking, but given the choice of buying single tracks and negating the rubbish, Brits aren't buying as many whole albums anymore, with a six per cent decline from 2010.
This is not the first Steve Jobs, but it's definitely the most realistic. So realistic that it actually freaks me out. It's 12 inches high (scale 1:6) and comes on full Apple CEO regalia, from the New Balance to the Levis.