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What is the 'Soap Opera Effect'?

Does your new TV's ultra-smooth motion drive you crazy? Find out why and what you can do about it.

By Feb. 14, 2013


Apple stoops to selling bar soap, birdhouses, suggests Conan

Fresh out of ideas for its smartphone lineup, the company is trying to get into other lines of business, quips comedian Conan O'Brien.

By Sep. 11, 2013


Man Soap: Smell like bacon, bonfires, beer, and urinal cakes

A line of manly soaps scented like beer, coffee, cash, and urinal mints is designed to overpower the senses with the odor of manhood.

By Jan. 23, 2013


Magnetic soap could lift oil spill woes

Researchers at the United Kingdom's University of Bristol have created a magnetic soap that could help revolutionize oil spill cleanups.

By Jan. 24, 2012


The Soap Opera Effect: When your TV tries to be smarter than you

Can your TV think too much on your behalf? If you've gotten Soap Opera Effect, perhaps so.

By Apr. 6, 2012


Pump up the...soap

This sensor soap pump lets makes clean up easy.

By Oct. 15, 2009


Ep. 1216: Geek soap operas

Between the legal drama playing out in the South Bay (Gizmodo raid! Dubious warrants! Potential counter-suits!) and the latest developments in the Infinity Ward/Activision internal drama (Involuntary labor! Withholding royalties and bonuses!), it's pretty much the Days of our Lives around here. Also, no Hulu in the UK, and Comcast gets a big, steaming pile of poo from its users. But at least it's Golden Poo.

By Apr. 28, 2010


Clean up with this soap dispenser

It's simple to refill this soap dispenser -- just use the funnel stored underneath its body.

By May. 12, 2009


After a long shoot, lather up with camera soap

If your point-and-shoot needs to stay clean, you should, too. Enter this spearmint-scented soap.

By Jul. 16, 2010


Soap on a rope? Nope, it's a mouse

Elecom's new Soap mouse is a funky pointing device that looks like a bar of soap. Just don't take it in the shower with you.

By Sep. 16, 2009