Matt Channell

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The Mystery of the Google Barge, Solved

Last week, two barges loaded with strange rectangular structures entered bays near San Francisco and Portland, Maine. Until now, what they are has only been speculated, but a San Francisco news outlet has some answers.<p>Last week, two barges owned by Google, each carrying a load with large …

DIY Bass: How to Install a Car Subwoofer

It's one of the easiest upgrades you can do to your car's audio system, and a DIY subwoofer will have you kicking the bass with the best of them.<p><b>One of the cheapest and easiest upgrades</b> for your car's audio system is a DIY subwoofer. A subwoofer improves the sound of your system by enhancing bass …

Hyundai's Sketchy SEMA Teases

Automotive teases can range from clinical countdowns and blink-and-you'll-miss-'em video peekabos to completely non-visual audio snippets of stirring engine sounds.<p>In anticipation of the 2013 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show, Hyundai chose a surprisingly un-coy way of hyping their …

The Olympic Torch is in Space Right Now

Russian cosmonauts will carry the Olympic torch with them on a spacewalk on Saturday, Nov. 9.<p><i>Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata (top) and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Tyurin pose with the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch as they board prior to blast-off to the International Space Station. Credit:</i> …

4 Tough Axes, Field Tested

It's not often someone claims to have improved upon the design of the ax, which has been serving us fine for at least 35,000 years. So when we got two bizarre new choppers, we sent them to a man who knows a little something about splitting wood: lumberjac

Xbox One's first wave of TV apps features Netflix, HBO Go, FiOS, NFL and much more

Long gone are the days when a game console merely had its launch lineup of games to worry about -- in the modern era we also have to know about other types of entertainment. Microsoft is finally ready to reveal the "first wave" of apps that will arrive with its $500 Xbox One in each of the 13 …

Xbox One's DRM policy reversal: an oral history

The Xbox One's DRM policy reversal was unprecedented, and will have lasting impacts for the lifespan of Microsoft's next game console. When the console was originally announced on Microsoft's Redmond, Wash., campus back in May, conflicting reports from Microsoft execs during interviews throughout …

Sony to gift early PS4 owners $10 PS Store credit, 30-day Plus and Music trials

Microsoft may have dropped a whole lot of news on us today, but that doesn't mean Sony hasn't got a few surprises up its sleeve. With just a week until the PlayStation 4 hits stores in North America, the company has revealed a trio of surprises for PlayStation 4 buyers when they receive their units …

Xbox One will arrive with six months of free Skype calls -- if you have an Xbox Live membership

Alongside the kind of high-end features that you'd expect to find on a Microsoft app on a Microsoft console (multitasking, wide-view camera with auto-zoom and pan), the company's gone so far as to give you six full months of calling <i>gratis</i>... alongside your Xbox Live subscription. So, it may not be</i> …

MYBELL keeps cyclists safe by blasting their MP3s of choice (hands-on)

Biking in heavily trafficked areas can be dangerous -- and few know this better than NYC cyclists. Peter Pottier is one of many in the Big Apple to survive a near miss while on two wheels, and that experience led him to develop a digital noise-maker to help keep bikers safe. The handlebar-mountable …

Eyes-on with HeadsUP, a smartphone-powered HUD for your car

Think of it as a smartwatch, but for people who need to keep their eyes on the road. HeadsUP, one of 10 semi-finalists for Engadget's Insert Coin competition, is a heads-up display for your car, allowing you to see notifications on your dashboard. Unlike other HUDs, though, the screen is powered by …

Xbox One pre-orders arrive ahead of Target (update: day one patch is already live)

If you were impressed by the flood of Xbox One information unleashed today or Microsoft's 12-minute demo video and just have to have one first, there may be a way. eBay seller priceless228 claims a mistake by Target sent this Standard Edition console their way weeks ahead of the official November …

How Bourbon Gets Its Beautiful Flavor

If there's one thing the Gizmodo crew agrees on, it's bourbon. Sweet liquid gold. It's pretty much the classic American spirit, and it's experiencing …

Film Fest Dedicated to the Underground Kicks Off In London

A film fest dedicated to all things Underground kicks off this weekend in London.<p>Hosted by the London Transport Museum, the festival, called</i> …

Most Beautiful Items: November 2 - 8, 2013

Maybe we're entering that time of year when you never want to leave your house. That's just fine, because there are plenty of beautiful things for …