Gizmo

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Gizmo is a placeholder name for any small technological item. Similar names are gadget, widget, thingamajig, etc. Gizmo may also mean:

In technology:

  • The Gizmo or "Gizmotron", an effect unit for the electric guitar
  • Gizmo key, found on certain flutes
  • Gizmo5, a peer-to-peer Internet telephony and instant messaging software application
  • Gizmodo, a technology website
  • Gizmondo, a handheld gaming console
  • Gizmo's, the popular moniker for techsupportalert.com, a freeware review site operated by journalist Ian Gizmo Richards.
  • Gizmo, an OpenGL compiler used in Wavemetrics IGOR Pro software
  • Gizmo, a bounding box used for manipulating objects in 3D modeling computer programs
  • Gizmo, nickname of VoIP phone adapters that were used by SunRocket.
  • Gizmo Pty Ltd, Australian IT Company based in major capital cities.
  • GIZMO, a system developed for the automation of Solaris and Linux maintenance tasks
  • Gizmo Central, software that includes modules like Gizmo Drive (mounts ISOs, encrypted hard drive images to a virtual drive), Gizmo Script (automates your PC and execute functions using scripts), Gizmo Database (a Query Analyzer and stored procedure analyzer), Gizmo Editor (colorizing text editor and hex/binary editor), and Gizmo Hasher (calculates hash values for files, folders, and drives). Ariania Solution's Gizmo Central

In entertainment:

  • The Gizmos, a 1970s proto-punk band from Indiana
  • Gizmo Williams, a former kick returner in Canadian Football
  • Gizmo!, a 1977 documentary film directed by Howard Smith
  • Gadgets and Gizmos, a Canadian television show about technological devices
  • Gizmo, a character in the comic strip Beetle Bailey by Mort Walker.
  • Gizmo The Air Brush Artist, Robert Greenough, Born Marville France, currently living in Ontario, Canada. Touring the Festivals of Ontario providing Air Brushed Tattoo's to Children and Adult's alike

In fiction: