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"26.04.2017 18:11:20" io9.gizmodo.com Glass, the Sequel Both to Split and Unbreakable, Will Be Out January 2019 Well, spoilers be damned, now it's out there. M. Night Shyamalan just announced via Twitter that his next movie is called Glass. It's a sequel to Split and Unbreakable simultaneously and it'll be in theaters January 18, 2019. The next M. Night Shyamalan film is a go.
"26.04.2017 17:40:38" gizmodo.com Scientists Are Already Planning the Next Mission to Pluto The Pluto-shaped void in our hearts has yet to be filled by Planet 9, copious amounts of Ben & Jerry's, or anything. Ever since the summer of 2015, when NASA's New Horizons performed a six-month-long reconnaissance flyby study of Pluto and its moons, fans Pluto fans are overwhelmed.
"26.04.2017 17:37:09" LIVE: First 4K Livestream From Space! To 4K and beyond!
LIVE from the ISS: NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson stars in the first ultra-hi-def livestream from space. #NASAlive4K
"26.04.2017 17:20:17" gizmodo.com Chris Sacca, Shark Tank's Singing Cowboy, Retires From Tech Investing Chris Sacca, the amateur Hank Williams Jr. impersonator best known for his early investments in Twitter and Uber, published 1,700 words on Wednesday to say what he could have said in just one tweet: he's retiring. Chris, thank you.
"26.04.2017 17:09:42" gizmodo.com The Rihanna/Lupita Heist Movie Is the Internet's Only Good Movie Idea Aimlessly browsing the internet is sort of like taking a pediegg to your callouses without soaking them first. Stuff definitely happens, but it sure as hell ain't pleasant. Every once in a while, however, something extraordinary rises above the web's It's a really, really good idea.
"26.04.2017 16:45:24" sploid.gizmodo.com Live Out Your Wolverine Fantasies With a Retractable Set of Popsicle Stick Claws There are two great reasons to follow this tutorial which teaches you how to turn 15 wooden popsicle sticks into your own set of wearable Wolverine claws: 1) You get to run around pretending to be Wolverine, popping balloons and being awesome. 2) You have Snickt!
"26.04.2017 16:29:40" gizmodo.com A Devastating Holocaust Documentary Proves VR Filmmaking Isn't Just a Gimmick It's really easy to mess up a film project about the Holocaust. The wrong tone, the wrong direction, and it can all go horribly awry. Add cutting-edge technology operated by unskilled hands to a topic as devastating as survivor testimony, and you could Also, VR films about elephant protectors and the White House.
"26.04.2017 16:08:40" paleofuture.gizmodo.com This Old FBI File Is a Great Reminder of Just How Screwed Trump's Lying Cronies Are Martin Friedman, the head of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, died last May at the age of 90. At the time, I requested Friedman's FBI file through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, and that 93-page file was delivered to me yesterday. While President Donald J. Trump's henchmen are so screwed.
"26.04.2017 15:44:07" gizmodo.com Amazon Has a New Echo That Tells You If Your Outfit Sucks Amazon has a new Echo and this time, it has a camera built-in to tell you how ugly, or hot, your outfit looks. Dubbed the Echo Look, this forthcoming $200 device has a depth-sensing camera that can take full-length photos and videos using just your voice. Finally, the closet from "Clueless" gets real.
"26.04.2017 15:26:03" gizmodo.com Baby Humpback Whales Whisper to Their Moms Because the Ocean Is Terrifying The ocean is dark and full of terrors—including hungry orcas, and horny men looking to bang your mom, if you're a baby humpback whale. And so, you keep your voice to a whisper to avoid these predatory eavesdroppers. Yikes.
"26.04.2017 15:02:10" io9.gizmodo.com It's Already Time to Start Speculating About Game of Thrones' Final Season Will Smith could join the long-in-development clone movie Gemini Man. A major Riverdale character will look very different in season two. The Lion King remake might have found its Timon and Pumba. Plus, bad news for Powerless. Behold, Spoilers! Plus, one major Riverdale character will look *very* different in season 2.
"26.04.2017 14:33:05" gizmodo.com Twitter's Free Fall Is Slightly Less Brutal Than It Was Before Twitter announced its Q1 2017 earnings on Wednesday, and good news, everyone: The company isn't performing as poorly as it was last quarter! When the bar is set so low you can finally just climb over it, that's a reason to cheer. Or at least whisper loudly.
"26.04.2017 14:19:06" io9.gizmodo.com Amazon's The Tick TV Show Premieres on August 25 Citizens of the world, I say to you: get hype! The new Tick TV show starring Peter Serafinowicz starts airing on Amazon Prime this summer. Knock off all that evil!
"26.04.2017 13:38:07" gizmodo.com Flash Flood of Fruit Juice Terrorizes Russian Town Disasters aren't funny. But sometimes they're kinda silly. Imagine if your town's streets turned into rivers of juice
"26.04.2017 12:55:52" sploid.gizmodo.com An Airline Pilot Captured This Beautiful Timelapse Footage of the Milky Way As a passenger on an airplane, it's not easy to shoot footage from your plane's tiny window. But when you're the pilot, with a large window to watch the night sky, you it's possible to capture some amazing aerial footage of the Milky Way. Views like this make flying seem less awful.
"26.04.2017 12:23:05" gizmodo.com What Will Stop Uber From Being Just Another Failure in the Sky? Flying cars have been a sci-fi prediction since rubber first hit the road with the street automobile, but the fantasy of flying cars has always been just that—a fantasy. For some reason, Uber thinks it can transform this pie-in-the-sky concept into actual Uber still hasn't answered a few basic questions.
"26.04.2017 12:06:31" paleofuture.gizmodo.com How America's Secret Nuke Police Hunted For Dirty Bombs in the 1970s Bomb threats have been a part of American life since at least the 19th century. But in the 1970s the types of threats shifted dramatically. The people making bomb threats in the US started to claim their bombs had nuclear materials. By 1975, the US It's a dangerous job.
"26.04.2017 10:02:54" io9.gizmodo.com Life Finds a Way as Jeff Goldblum Returns for Jurassic World 2 Did you watch the first Jurassic World and think, “This needs more Jeff Goldblum?” Well, you're in luck for the sequel. Life found a way. This movie just instantly got better.
"26.04.2017 01:50:33" io9.gizmodo.com http://io9.gizmodo.com/a-few-things-we-noticed-in-the-very-packed-trailer-for-1794646351 As British as the Kingsmen are, you are not ready for how American the Statesman are
"26.04.2017 01:19:27" io9.gizmodo.com Good Luck Trying to Avoid Disney's Descendants 2 Hey all, who remembers Disney's Descendants, a Disney Channel original movie about the children of fairy tale characters going to high school and that involved a number of very hilarious songs and improbable plot twists? Well, we've been hearing about the If you have kids, you will be watching this.
"26.04.2017 00:56:01" io9.gizmodo.com These Fans Freaking Out About John Boyega Is What Star Wars Is All About Over a week has passed since Star Wars Celebration but some of the super cool happenings are still coming to light. This story of a young Jyn Erso, for example, as well as this video of John Boyega sneaking up and surprising fans. Check it out. This will just warm your heart.
"25.04.2017 23:39:01" io9.gizmodo.com How Screwed Is Star Trek: Discovery? Star Trek: Discovery is delayed yet again. A beloved Next Generation actor was reportedly offered an insulting amount of money to appear on the show. It lost a showrunner with a well-deserved fan base of his own. And CBS has made poor marketing decision Or, how CBS managed to fumble away a francise
"25.04.2017 23:12:01" gizmodo.com Air Pollution in Subway Systems May Be Much Worse Than We Realized As anyone who has ridden the subway knows, the air down there is unpleasant. New research done in Canada shows that air pollution levels in Toronto's subway system are ten times greater than those above ground. It's a troubling realization for Subways are gross.
"25.04.2017 22:40:18" gizmodo.com AT&T Launches Fake 5G Network in Desperate Attempt to Seem Innovative Have you heard? AT&T is going to “pave the way for the next generation of faster speeds” with something called 5G Evolution. No, it's not actually a new 5G network, the much hyped successor to 4G that's supposed to change the way we connect to the Don't believe the hype
"25.04.2017 21:34:14" gizmodo.com Leaked Documents Reveal the NSA Spying on Scientists to Find 'Nefarious' Genetic Research A new document made public this week via Edward Snowden's leak of NSA documents reveals a fascinating aim of signals intelligence program: The agency, it turns out, monitored international scientific developments in hopes of detecting “nefarious” genetic "The ultimate goals of this project are to gain general knowledge about genetic engineering research activity by foreign entities."
"25.04.2017 20:41:52" The Kitty Hawk: The Flying Car of the Future Let there be flight!
"25.04.2017 20:40:07" gizmodo.com Never Forget When Mark Zuckerberg Tried to Bury the Fake News Scandal The New York Times Magazine has an interesting story out today about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, fake news, and Facebook's role as the world's most prominent information distributor. It's all part of Facebook's ongoing public relations freak out Just a few months ago, Zuck tried to sweep this under the rug. http://gizmo.do/gIXcvOW
"25.04.2017 20:17:17" gizmodo.com This Hacker Is My New Hero The hacker's name is Janit0r. You've probably never heard of him, but perhaps you've heard of his work. Janit0r is reportedly the one behind a particularly gnarly but undeniably fascinating form of malware called BrickerBot. BrickerBot, as the name This is surely illegal, but...
"25.04.2017 19:56:08" gizmodo.com This Obscene $3,000 Stroller Will Teach Your Kid To Drive Before They Can Walk If there are two things every stroller lacks, it's a $3,000 price tag and the ability to make a child look like an unfortunate castoff from Downton Abbey. Luckily for all of us, however, a company called D.Throne has created an obscenely over-the-top This is some next-level spoiling.
"25.04.2017 19:37:16" io9.gizmodo.com This Beautiful, Classic Disney-Inspired Art Show Is a Time-Warp to Your Childhood Almost everyone grew up with Disney's animated films. Heck, even our parents grew up with Disney animated films. Since the 1930s, Walt Disney and his not-so-little company have been churning out cartoon movie masterpieces for the whole family to enjoy, These classic Disney look better than ever.
"25.04.2017 19:15:52" gizmodo.com Behold the James Webb Telescope in all Its Unfurled Glory Like a dandelion reaching up to the sky on a warm spring day, the James Webb Telescope peers upwards in this stunning new photo released today by NASA. Still under construction, the powerful space-bound telescope will soon be shipped across the country Coming along nicely.
"25.04.2017 18:53:43" io9.gizmodo.com Star Wars: Episode IX Moves to May 2019 We all knew Star Wars: Episode IX would be coming out in 2019, but everyone assumed it would be Christmas, following in the steps of the previous two films in the trilogy. Turns out that will not be the case. Oh, and the fifth Indiana Jones movie just got Plus dates for Indiana Jones 5, Frozen 2, a live-action Lion King and more.
"25.04.2017 18:27:45" gizmodo.com Fitbit Explodes on Woman's Wrist, Because Catastrophic Failure Is Always an Option Are you reading this on a smartphone, tablet, or laptop? Yes? Cool. That glowing misery rectangle has the capacity to explode the same way Milwaukee woman Dina Mitchell's Fitbit Flex 2 did last week. Any lithium-based rechargeable battery can. It's just Your Fitbit can explode, but so can just about anything else
"25.04.2017 18:12:46" io9.gizmodo.com Titans Is the Next Live-Action DC TV Show, But It Won't Be on TV It's official: There's another DC TV show on the way to add to your watch ist alongside Arrow, Supergirl, Flash, and like a dozen more at this point, and this time it's a live-action Teen Titans show, which has long been in development limbo. But there's It'll launch a brand new DC Comics focused streaming service.
"25.04.2017 17:49:18" gizmodo.com How Did Unroll.me Get Users to Allow It to Sell Their Inbox Data? For years now, people have been letting Unroll.me read the contents of their email inboxes, to help them unsubscribe from email spam. The service was endorsed by our sister site Lifehacker in 2011 for its effectiveness in finding and cleaning out unwanted Everyone falls for it.
"25.04.2017 17:29:37" gizmodo.com The FDA Just Cracked Down on 14 Companies Selling Fake Cancer Treatments Asparagus might be good for you, but there is no firm evidence to suggest it can prevent cancer. And yet, the website for wellness company BioStar Organix listed it among multiple products that do just that. “Asparagus should be taken by everyone for If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
"25.04.2017 16:39:18" gizmodo.com This Artificial Womb Could Revolutionize the Way We Treat Premature Babies Incubators and ventilators are invaluable when treating extremely premature infants, but they're a far cry from the cozy confines of a mother's womb. In an effort to create an environment that more closely approximates the real thing, researchers have now This is pretty incredible.
"25.04.2017 16:14:55" gizmodo.com How to Watch the Spectacular Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Stargazers love a good meteor shower, and while the Perseids or Leonids get the most attention, another exquisite one is just ramping up. The Eta Aquarid meteor shower occurs every spring between April 22nd and May 20th, and this year, it's expected to Meteor shower alert!
"25.04.2017 16:04:12" This Desert Sky Timelapse Is a Thing of Beauty Sit back, take a deep breath, and just soak in this stunning star show:
"25.04.2017 15:46:22" gizmodo.com How to Watch the Spectacular Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Stargazers love a good meteor shower, and while the Perseids or Leonids get the most attention, another exquisite one is just ramping up. The Eta Aquarid meteor shower occurs every spring between April 22nd and May 20th, and this year, it's expected to Meteor shower alert!
"25.04.2017 15:32:38" gizmodo.com Marissa Mayer Set to Receive $186 Million for Failing Because This Is How Corporate America Works Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer continues to stack up piles of cash, despite her veritable failure to rescue the company from a pile of its own rot. After numerous setbacks, including two massive security breaches and dwindling ad revenue, Mayer is set to make Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will make millions from the Verizon deal.
"25.04.2017 15:09:39" gizmodo.com NASA Is Developing 3D-Printed Chain Mail to Protect Ships and Astronauts Chain mail was an essential tool for medieval warriors hoping to avoid a quick (or slow) death by a sword. But NASA engineers hope a similar material, with a few modern upgrades, could prove to be just as useful for spacecraft and astronauts looking to Future astronauts could wear the same thing as medieval knights did.
"25.04.2017 14:57:00" Battlemodo: Headphones We forced three great wireless headphones to battle to the death.
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"25.04.2017 14:46:02" gizmodo.com Scientists Are Exploring a Strange New Way to Create an Exotic Phase of Matter GENEVA, SWITZERLAND— Hiding in the suburbs behind trees and a meadow with furry brown donkeys is a warehouse with an elevator that only visits negative floors. Hundreds of feet down, hyper complex detectors inside an octagonal tube the color and size of a Unraveling the secrets of the universe, one proton at a time.
"25.04.2017 14:25:07" gizmodo.com Apple Delays 'Carpool Karaoke' Show, Should Just Kill It Instead Back in February, Apple excitedly told the world that its first original series, the Carpool Karaoke spin-off, would be launching in April. Now, according to Reuters, the premiere has been pushed back until “later this year.” So about that plan for "original content..."
"25.04.2017 14:03:37" io9.gizmodo.com Luke Skywalker Might Have Something Surprising in His Possession in The Last Jedi The Rampage movie could be even more insane than we imagined. Arrow's producers tease casualties for the season finale. An important Riverdale season 2 character has been cast—but there's a catch. Plus, more teases for Harley Quinn's arrival on Gotham, Plus, rumored plot details about the Rampage movie, and important casting for Riverdale's second season.
"25.04.2017 14:03:11" gizmodo.com Three Great Wireless Headphones That Are Better Than Beats Wireless headphones are rapidly becoming a necessity in our dongle-tangled gadget universe, but the options are endless. We set out to find a pair of high-quality, wireless on-ear headphones for the discerning listener who wants to cruise the streets in There are suddenly a lot of wireless headphones to choose from—let us help
"25.04.2017 12:09:35" gizmodo.com American Media Are Getting People at Home Ready for War With North Korea Remember what it felt like a couple of months ago when you, as an American, didn't give much thought to North Korea? I'd like you to try and remember that feeling over the next couple of weeks, because the US government wants that to change. The past We've seen this before in Iraq.
"25.04.2017 05:13:43" sploid.gizmodo.com Infinite Blooms Give Us A Disorienting Glimpse Into Nature John Edmark, a sculptor, inventor, and Stanford professor, loves spirals. When making his mesmerizing “blooms” Edmark wants people to say “wow, how's that possible?” In this lovely little clip, he explains how it all works. Spiral geometry is endlessly fascinating.
"25.04.2017 03:57:04" gizmodo.com NFL Players Strike a Deal to Sell Their Biometric Data Quietly flying under the radar in the fitness wearables market is Whoop, a manufacturer of high-end wrist-worn straps that measure data 100 times per second. In what could turn out to be one of the more bizarre licensing agreements ever, the startup You could soon have a lot more info on your favorite players than you ever wanted.
"25.04.2017 03:36:58" io9.gizmodo.com The First Trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle Is More Fun Than a Spy Should Have Director Matthew Vaughn has made some very good movies, but none of them come close to 2014's Kingsman: The Secret Service for pure fun. So it makes perfect sense that the first sequel he's ever directed is Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The world of So many stars, so many spies, so many gadgets! Kingsman: The Golden Circle is here.
"25.04.2017 01:24:10" gizmodo.com Alibaba's Jack Ma Issues Dire Warning That AI Could Steal CEOs' Jobs While Elon Musk is running around cautioning the world about the real danger of Skynet-style warrior robots, Jack Ma would like you to consider another possible problem: CEOs might lose their overpaid gigs and there will be no golden parachute. Well, Someone, please consider the CEOs.
"25.04.2017 01:03:36" io9.gizmodo.com Family Is the Focus of the Latest Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Featurette Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 doesn't open for a few more weeks, but today was the opening of the floodgates. Reviews, news, quotes, you name it, and today you probably read about for the upcoming Marvel movie. And everything good or bad about the movie stems from this.
"25.04.2017 00:37:17" io9.gizmodo.com You Can Thank Spider-Man's Tom Holland For Helping Jon Bernthal Become the Punisher While the chances are slim that Spider-Man and the Punisher will ever cross paths directly in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you can take comfort in the idea that actor Tom Holland played a significant role behind-the-scenes in helping Jon Bernthal get You'd think it would be the other way around.
"25.04.2017 00:17:41" The Beautiful Bacteria There Ever Was Behold, Mother Nature's works of art.
Meet the synthentic biologist who's turning bacteria-filled petri dishes into masterpieces:
"24.04.2017 23:18:39" io9.gizmodo.com Neil Gaiman on Updating American Gods for TV and the Stories He Still Wants to Tell It's been 16 long years since Neil Gaiman wrote American Gods, a tale of the clash between the beliefs of the old world and the obsessions new. Near the end of a very long press day for Starz's TV adaptation of the book, Gaiman said that, as much as the Neil Gaiman on why he had to be English to tell an American story
"24.04.2017 22:42:07" gizmodo.com This Caterpillar Can Eat Plastic Shopping Bags In a chance discovery, a research team from Europe has learned that a common insect larva is capable of breaking down the plastic found in shopping bags and other polyethylene-based products. This trash-munching caterpillar could inspire scientists to Yay, an insect larvae that likes to eat our trash.
"24.04.2017 22:16:00" io9.gizmodo.com If Zoe Saldana Accidentally Revealed the Title of Avengers 4, It's Absolutely Not a Spoiler Kevin Feige just said that the title for the fourth Avengers movie is a spoiler, which is why it hasn't been announced yet. He also said that Infinity War and the mystery movie are very different films. So why does it seem like Zoe Saldana has revealed There's no way this is the title.
"24.04.2017 21:45:18" gizmodo.com Trump's About-Face on WikiLeaks Sums Up Why He's So Untrustworthy Donald Trump no longer loves WikiLeaks. In fact, the president so expressively does not love with the organization that he endorsed the idea of arresting founder Julian Assange on Friday. Which is weird because the man literally announced, “I love This is getting serious
"24.04.2017 21:40:46" io9.gizmodo.com Feast Your Eyes on This Stunning Fantasy Art From the Final Book in Marie Brennan's Lady Trent Series The final book in Marie Brennan's epic Lady Trent Memoirs series, Within the Sanctuary of Wings, is out this week, and we've got a sneak peek at Todd Lockwood's gorgeous illustrations. One word: DRAGONS! (Other stuff happens in the book, too, but... We could all use some more dragons in our lives.
"24.04.2017 21:17:49" io9.gizmodo.com Guardians of the Galaxy's Chris Pratt Has One Wish About DC's Superhero Movies As the star of one of Marvel's biggest franchises, no one would fault Chris Pratt for crapping all over DC. In fact, from the famously brazen and charismatic star, you might expect it. But when asked about the rival franchise, Pratt was objective but The Guardians of the Galaxy star has some good thoughts about DC movies.
"24.04.2017 20:55:22" io9.gizmodo.com New Fan Theory Asks the Obvious Question: Is Wall-E Satan? Wall-E is almost nine years old, so maybe it's time to re-evaluate the movie. Maybe it's not a morality tale about consumerism and the environment, with Wall-E as the example of purity. Because a new fan theory posits that the adorable robot is, in fact, I mean, it presents a compelling case.
"24.04.2017 20:30:33" Astronaut Teaches Trump About Drinkable Pee Today, American hero and NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson taught Trump a very important lesson about life (and liquids) in space:
"24.04.2017 20:27:06" gizmodo.com Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Just Said the Dumbest Thing of 2017 Upcoming film The Circle appears to be about a bearded white guy who runs a technology company that (I guess, based on the trailers) preaches connectivity and positive disruption but exists as a front to mine personal data. Haven't seen it yet. Jack Free idea: Don't lie about things that are easily refuted by your own data
"24.04.2017 20:21:04" io9.gizmodo.com Our Best Look Yet at Iron Man's New Suit From Spider-Man: Homecoming Tony Stark can't stop tinkering., That's why anytime Iron Man shows up in a Marvel movie, he's inevitably sporting a new suit of armor (I suppose merchandise might also play a small role.) The upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming certainly won't be an Because Tony can't go a single movie without some brand new gadgets.
"24.04.2017 20:17:14" gizmodo.com Celebrate Hubble's Birthday by Tearfully Reviewing Its Best Photos For so many nerds, the Hubble space telescope feels more like a friend than a hunk of metal in the cold vacuum of space—a friend whose job you're super jealous of. The 'scope, which launched on the space shuttle Discovery in 1990, has sent back some of Happy birthday, Hubble!
"24.04.2017 19:59:07" io9.gizmodo.com There Will Be at Least One Netflix Marvel Show Without Rosario Dawson In Netflix and Marvel's New York City, there is exactly one health professional that all superheroes go to: Claire Temple, played by Rosario Dawson. She's pops up in each series, the thread that connected the shows together, reminding people they all The Punisher will have to survive without Claire
"24.04.2017 19:56:06" gizmodo.com Bill Nye Spends Most of His New Netflix Show Yelling at the Audience If you're skeptical about human-caused climate change or the safety of vaccines, would being berated in front of a live studio audience by a bombastic old man make you change your mind? Then congratulations, Bill Nye's new Netflix show, Bill Nye Saves The This seems....counterproductive.
"24.04.2017 19:31:02" io9.gizmodo.com The New Title for the Fourth Avengers Movie Is Apparently a Big Ol' Spoiler For a long time, Marvel's next two Avengers movies were titled Infinity War: Part I and Part II. Then, last year, it was announced that the first movie had been retitled Avengers: Infinity War, while the second movie would get a new name in the future—one We've got some guesses.
"24.04.2017 19:06:09" sploid.gizmodo.com Watch This Stabby Robot Play the Knife Game With a Human Hand We've all seen footage of giant factory robots hoisting and placing heavy parts with perfect precision, so it should come as no surprise that a robot arm can adeptly play the knife game without lopping off someone's finger. But even with that in mind, Who thought this was a good idea?
"24.04.2017 18:49:14" gizmodo.com Second Handwritten Copy of the Declaration of Independence Discovered in England Harvard researchers have discovered a parchment manuscript of the Declaration of Independence at a small archive office in the United Kingdom. Only the second parchment copy known to exist, it contains several features that mark it as distinct from the Tucked away in a small archives office in England.
"24.04.2017 18:25:03" io9.gizmodo.com Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Tries Something Different, and Still Ends Up Being Awesome The biggest problem with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Vol. 1, if you will, was such a huge, surprise hit that most of the massive audiences who will flock to see Vol. 2 will all want to relive watching the Volume 2 lives in the shadow of part one, for good and bad. Our review.
"24.04.2017 18:06:50" gizmodo.com How to Build Giant Structures Using Soda Bottles and a 3D Printer Reduce, re-use, and recycle are words to live by as we try to minimize humanity's demand for our planet's natural resources. But instead of sending your empty soda bottles off to be recycled, scientists from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Germany want Got a lot of empty soda bottles lying around? Use them to add another room to your house.
"24.04.2017 17:57:57" gizmodo.com Unroll.Me CEO So Sorry You Found Out His Company Sold Your Data The classic non-apology goes something like this: “I'm sorry if you were upset.” It's a sneaky way of expressing regret for how one's shitty actions made another person feel, rather than the shitty actions themselves. But the CEO of Unroll.Me—whose parent Unroll.Me is really innovating in the non-apology space
"24.04.2017 17:07:59" gizmodo.com People Are Reprogramming the Galaxy S8's Bixby Button Because It's Currently Pointless The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the prettiest phones you can buy right now, but it launched as a somewhat incomplete product. Bixby, the phone's new digital assistant, doesn't yet have one if its key features—voice recognition. This shortcoming wouldn't More than $700 for an incomplete phone?
"24.04.2017 16:41:23" gizmodo.com Uber's Old YouTube Channel Is Awkward, Involves Nazis Today, people know Uber as a bloated, embattled, and probably evil transportation company. But seven years ago, it was a brand-new startup still beta-testing its iPhone app and beginning to market its service. If the company's old YouTube channel is any Uber was a very different company in 2010
"24.04.2017 16:15:18" gizmodo.com Intel's Optane Memory Makes Cheap Hard Drives As Fast As Expensive SSDs It isn't the processor that makes a really cheap computer slow. Or the memory or the video card (or lack of video card). The primary reason your cheap laptop loudly chugs along at glacial speeds is because of the hard drive. Cheap laptops use cheap hard This little stick makes even the cheapest hard drive fast.
"24.04.2017 16:06:24" fusion.net For Women Who Just Want to Bone, May We Suggest Craigslist There is a particular kind of make-believe woman who floods my inbox every time I post to Craigslist's 18-plus section, which I've been doing more often recently in my search for the actual women who use the site. Craigslist's innumerable menu of choices—bizarre, earnest, or freaky—are highly slanted in favor of its female users.
"24.04.2017 15:43:37" sploid.gizmodo.com A Homemade Brick Blaster Makes Lego Accidents Even More Painful Joerg Sprave, the internet's most famous slingshot-loving amateur super villain, has found ways to weaponize everything from foam Nerf darts, to those tiny Ikea pencils. His latest troubling achievement is a custom elastic-powered blaster that can turn And you thought stepping on them hurt.
"24.04.2017 15:14:22" gizmodo.com Take a Big Sip of the New Bone Hurting Juice Meme There's a memorable gag from the (unfortunately revived) Arrested Development that goes like this: A character sees a brown paper bag labeled “dead dove, do not eat,” opens the bag anyway, reacts in disgust, and then remarks, “I don't know what I Take a guess what bone hurting juice does to you
"24.04.2017 14:40:27" sploid.gizmodo.com Watch Laser-Blasted Easter Eggs Become Animated Spirographs If you thought the funky tie-dye Easter egg designs you created last weekend raised the bar, you've got about a year to try and top what Jiri Zemanek of the University of Prague came up with. His Easter eggs feature looped animated designs that look like It's time to up your egg-decorating skills.
"24.04.2017 14:09:24" gizmodo.com Astronaut Peggy Whitson Just Smashed Another Record Last month, astronaut Peggy Whitson performed her eighth spacewalk outside the ISS, setting the record for most spacewalks by a woman. Today at 1:27am EDT, she made history yet again by breaking astronaut Jeff Williams' record for cumulative time in space Congratulations are seriously in order!
"24.04.2017 13:29:56" gizmodo.com Social Media Honors Novelist Gabriel García Márquez Who Died... In 2014 Have you seen all the heartfelt remembrances of Gabriel García Márquez, best known for his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude? Yes, García Márquez is dead. But for some reason a lot of people on social media think he died sometime in the past week. The Gabriel García Márquez has died... in 2014
"24.04.2017 11:58:09" gizmodo.com All the Shit That Happened in North Korea While You Were Asleep Do you go to sleep hoping that when you wake up the threat of a new war in North Korea will be over? Well, if so, last night wasn't your night. The drums of war are getting thumped harder than ever, as both the United States and North Korea keep While you were sleeping...
"24.04.2017 11:32:01" gizmodo.com Will Amber Heard and Elon Musk Die on Mars Together? Rumors have been swirling for months that SpaceX founder Elon Musk and actress Amber Heard have been dating. But it looks like they've finally made that news official. Well, Instagram-official, anyway. Have Elon Musk and Amber Heard had the talk yet?
"24.04.2017 00:30:32" io9.gizmodo.com The Worst Lies You've Been Told About the Singularity You've probably heard of a concept known as the Technological Singularity — a nebulous event that's supposed to happen in the not-too-distant future. Much of the uncertainty surrounding this possibility, however, has led to wild speculation, confusion, For starters, the singularity is going to happen — it's just a matter of when.
"23.04.2017 22:44:34" sploid.gizmodo.com Mind-bending 360° Video Takes You From Space to Tokyo and Back Again So far, 360° videos have mostly worked as novelty items that are rarely impressive. But I have to say this motion graphics exercise that starts in a sort of Max Headroom-ish outer space blasts through a deconstructed Tokyo and finally turns into a Space Finally getting some impressive 360° video.
"23.04.2017 21:30:29" io9.gizmodo.com 10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them) Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books—but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's easier to fake it. We asked some of our favorite writers, and they told us the 10 books that everyone We get it, it's easier to just fake it sometimes. But these books are the ones that are worth reading.
"23.04.2017 21:25:02" gizmodo.com Uber's CEO Became a Big Boy When Tim Cook Gave Him a Stern Talking To Controversial Uber CEO Travis Kalanick received a career retrospective profile in the New York Times today that covers his awkward early years and his propensity to invite conflict. Among the new information that it reveals, there's an enlightening story And in that moment, he knew he could get away with anything.
"23.04.2017 18:27:17" gizmodo.com At the March for Science, Congress's Lone Scientist Pines for Company On a day when tens of thousands of people crowded the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to march for science, a Congressman who can boast the only science PhD on Capitol Hill is something of a celebrity. “What people have to understand is the damage done to our country when policy is based on lies.”
"23.04.2017 16:15:38" sploid.gizmodo.com There are a Lot of Reasons That So Many Cartoon Characters are Yellow Why are so many iconic animated characters yellow? The answer lies in random personal choices, scientific and marketing theory, as well as the color of the sky. Once again, Simpsons did it.
"23.04.2017 12:55:45" gizmodo.com Breaking: The Internet Has Pornography You might want to sit down for this news. Australia's Telegraph newspaper has uncovered startling images that are available on this newfangled “Internet” that seems to be all the rage. They're images of (wait for it) pornography. You're not going to believe this news.
"23.04.2017 12:30:17" paleofuture.gizmodo.com 1970 Predicts: 25% of Commuters Will Use Flying Machines by 2000 The strip relayed the predictions of futurists who insisted that vertical take-off and landing aircraft (VTOL) would not only make the commuters of tomorrow more like George Jetson, they'd also cut down on pollution! The commuter aircraft of tomorrow was just so hard to give up on.
"23.04.2017 00:08:58" Signs of Intelligence: Welcome to the March for Science This is science friction.
Today, these #MarchForScience protesters brought their best signs, slogans and protest puns:
"22.04.2017 22:27:26" gizmodo.com Neil Young's Painful Rebranding of His Music Service Won't Save It Niel Young's “high resolution” music crusade is undergoing a change, an extreme change!!!!!!! The classic rocker turned tech entrepreneur has announced that Pono's now defunct music store will become a high-quality streaming service. It's kind of like Young's quixotic quest for high-quality sound continues into the streaming age.
"22.04.2017 21:30:32" gizmodo.com How to Tell Real Diamonds From Fake The jewelry market has been flooded with synthetic stones over the last several years; not just lab-grown gems but flat-out fakes. Here's how to tell if your rock is the real McCoy and not just a shiny bauble. The easiest way is to tell the difference between real and fake diamonds is to have it appraised by a professional, but if you'd rather eyeball it yourself, here are a few things to look out for.
"22.04.2017 20:43:28" #MarchForScience: Science Is Everything "What we need right now is for our politicians to listen to the experts."
No argument, here. #MarchForScience
"22.04.2017 19:54:51" io9.gizmodo.com Three X-Men Movies, New Mutants, Deadpool 2, and Dark Phoenix, Will Hit Theaters in 2018 Oh, you thought Fox was done this weekend after dating four Avatar movies? Nope, they followed that by dating three X-Men movies and we won't have to wait long for them. Fox is going all in on this universe.
"22.04.2017 19:52:48" Bill Nye On Why Science Matters "We can power the whole world––renewably, sustainably, right now––if we just got to work on it."
Bill Nye The Science Guy drops some empirical truth at the March for Science:
"22.04.2017 19:17:01" gizmodo.com The March for Science Has Spread From Pole-to-Pole Rainy weather on the east coast hasn't stopped people from hitting the streets to march for science today. But the conditions in Antarctica and the Arctic Circle are currently quite a bit more extreme and protests in the name of facts are still rocking “What happens here in the coming decades, literally the entire world will feel.”
"22.04.2017 18:34:42" io9.gizmodo.com The Next Four Avatar Movies Now Have Release Dates Again Follow-ups to the highest-grossing movie of all time were originally slated to start coming out next year. But recent statements by director James Cameron disclosed that there'd be a delay for the coming wave of Avatar sequels. Now we know the exact dates If you're excited for more Avatar, there's a long wait ahead of you.
"22.04.2017 18:17:54" LIVE in DC: March For Science Evidence suggests that protests work.
LIVE in DC: On #EarthDay, scientists, science enthusiasts, and concerned citizens rally together to #MarchForScience:
"22.04.2017 18:09:37" gizmodo.com Report: Cancer Journal Retracts a Record Hundred and Seven Studies Scientists don't work in a vacuum. Their work should always come along with a rigorous review process to ensure their methods and results aren't wild, misinterpreted, or outright made up. But what if you've found a way to fake your own review? This isn't the first time Tumor Biology has been nailed for studies in which peer review was faked.
"22.04.2017 17:42:58" io9.gizmodo.com American Gods Star Ricky Whittle on Becoming a Neil Gaiman Fan and on the Non-Book Season Finale American Gods is a giant tome of a book, with huge chunks removed or left out once Neil Gaiman realized how long his tale was getting. So when Bryan Fuller and Michael Green turned the book into a show, they had to move things around, change characters, "Even hardcore American Gods fans won't know what's going on."
"22.04.2017 16:59:08" gizmodo.com Anti-Vaping Surgeon General Has Been Abruptly Replaced Late Friday evening, the White House made a mysterious decision to ask for Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy's resignation. He was quickly replaced by Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams and all social media accounts were scrubbed of Dr. Murthy's presence. It's The vape life may have killed him.
"22.04.2017 16:30:25" gizmodo.com These Incredible Man-Made Highways Are Built Just for Animals Humans don't exactly have a stellar record when it comes to environmental stewardship, but that doesn't mean we aren't trying. Numerous projects around the world are working to rebuild lost habitats, protect vital wildlife highways, and regenerate lost These are so cool.
"22.04.2017 14:47:20" gizmodo.com Dr. Who Joins the March For Science in London LONDON— Governments may govern nationally, but scientists must work globally by requirement, as the folks who establish human truths based on evidence. So while scientists took to the streets in Washington D.C. today, marches in 600 cities globally joined The doctor is in.
"22.04.2017 13:31:49" gizmodo.com Cassini Has Made Earth Feel Small, But Part of Something Bigger Earth is exhausting—excruciatingly so, if you're a young curmudgeon like me. At times, performing even the most mundane tasks, like commuting on a crowded, smelly subway car, feels like an Olympic marathon designed to test one's patience. Space compels The grand finale will be spectacular.
"22.04.2017 12:30:24" paleofuture.gizmodo.com The Torpedo Cars That Were Supposed to Fix LA's Traffic Problem According to the LA Times in 1923, it took streetcars 30 minutes to move just six blocks in downtown LA that summer. The automobile had invaded the city, and the streetcars were owned by private companies that didn't want to spend any money on Needless to say, it didn't quite work out like that.
"22.04.2017 01:07:34" io9.gizmodo.com Imagine if Aliens Really Landed on the Night of Orson Welles' War of the Worlds Broadcast Only, not how Welles described them on October 30, 1938 to thousands of petrified radio listeners. These peaceful aliens—blessed with a majestic sense of timing—touch down in a much quieter place, and are seen by just a handful of witnesses, chiefly a In this case, there's less drama but way more wonder.
"22.04.2017 00:34:19" io9.gizmodo.com In a Moment of Wonderful Self-Delusion, Guy Ritchie Originally Wanted to Do a 'Classic' King Arthur If you were a studio that hired Guy Ritchie for a King Arthur movie, would you in any way expect to get the sort of classic medieval story full of pining and faith—or would you expect one where Arthur wears a henley and shadowboxes? The latter, right? In retrospect, that was a plan doomed to failure.
"22.04.2017 00:06:20" io9.gizmodo.com The '90s X-Files Tie-In Novels Scarred Me Forever I feel like a lot of tie-in novels today aren't nearly as balls-to-the-wall crazy as they used to be. Corporations have an unbreakably tight grip on all their properties and everything associated with a successful property is carefully planned out and has These are creepier than the episodes they're based on.
"21.04.2017 23:41:34" io9.gizmodo.com Acclaimed Director Ang Lee May Direct Long-Awaited Clone Thriller Gemini Man In Hollywood, there are certain projects that have been spinning their wheels for years. They still have promise, but the right elements just haven't come together to actually push them into production. One such title is scifi thriller Gemini Man—which Technology has finally caught up with the story.
"21.04.2017 23:17:25" io9.gizmodo.com This Adorable Jyn Erso Cosplayer Spent Star Wars Celebration Handing Out the Death Star Plans to Every Princess Leia When you go to a massive convention like Star Wars Celebration, it's best to have a game plan. Where are you going to go first? What panels are you going to prioritize, and which merchandise do you want to make sure you don't miss? Well, this little Jyn A lovely tribute to Carrie Fisher.
"21.04.2017 22:54:35" gizmodo.com YouTube Makes 12 Million Videos Accessible in Restricted Mode In March, LGBT YouTube creators criticized Google for hiding some of their videos in “Restricted Mode,” which filters potentially “mature” content. After initially downplaying the extent of the problem, Google issued a non-apology, then a slightly more YouTube's Restricted Mode is getting a little less restricted.
"21.04.2017 22:29:36" gizmodo.com Lawyers Fight to Block Terrible NYPD Body Cam Policies On Thursday, the Center for Constitutional Rights challenged the NYPD's body camera policies, asking a judge to block the city's forthcoming pilot program, which is slated to outfit 1,000 officers with body cameras as early as next week. The cameras were Blocking the public from viewing body camera footage completely defeats the purpose of body cameras.
"21.04.2017 21:58:19" io9.gizmodo.com One Great Groot, and One Creepy One, in the Best Toys We've Seen This Week Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's roundup of the most interesting toys we've seen this week. It's a Guardians of the Galaxy blowout as we've got life-sized Groots, creepy plush Groots, and a fancy cassette player. But wait—there's more, including a very I am Groot, and I am literally everywhere.
"21.04.2017 21:37:06" gizmodo.com Alaska's Most Xtreme Dentist Allegedly Pulls Tooth While Riding Hoverboard Here's a horror story straight out of your weirdest Mountain Dew-fueled nightmare: An Alaskan dentist recently charged with Medicaid fraud is also accused of pulling out an unconscious patient's tooth while on a hoverboard. Radical! Dang, this guy (allegedly) has some sick moves.
"21.04.2017 21:33:21" io9.gizmodo.com 10 Things to Watch, Read, and Eat to Get Mentally Prepared for the New Twin Peaks Twin Peaks returns to the airwaves in one month. ONE MONTH! After 26 years! While you wait out these last few weeks, get fully prepared for the craziness to come by completely immersing yourself in a Twin Peaks state of mind. We've got a list of suggested May 21 can't get here fast enough!
"21.04.2017 21:08:40" gizmodo.com Remarkable Image Shows a Martian Crater With NASA's Garbage Still Inside When NASA's Opportunity rover landed on Mars in 2004, it settled at the bottom of a crater in an interplanetary hole-in-one shot that would make even a golf champion jealous. When the rover trundled out of its unexpected hole, it left behind its landing Opportunity's landing platform, 13 years later.
"21.04.2017 20:51:07" gizmodo.com Lawsuit Claims Theranos Ran Fake Tests to Impress Investors The bad news continues to roll in for Theranos. Earlier this week, the embattled blood-testing startup had to issue refunds to anyone in the state of Arizona who had used its services. Today, The Wall Street Journal reports on new allegations made by a More bad news for Theranos
"21.04.2017 20:41:04" gizmodo.com Facebook Researchers Used Celebrity Bitmoji to Help Create VR Avatars Researchers at Facebook AI Research and Tel Aviv University school of computer science published a preprint paper outlining how they created an automatic process to create VR avatars. The company's new Facebook Spaces “social” VR venture launched this Brendan Fraser, Heath Ledger, and Taylor Lautner photos were used as research in the creation of Facebook's new VR avatars
"21.04.2017 20:38:06" sploid.gizmodo.com This Machine Makes It Easy for Libraries to Clean Thousands of Books How often have you pulled a rarely needed book off your shelf and needed to blow a layer of dust off of it? Now imagine what libraries have to deal with, given the tens of thousands of tomes in their collections. But it turns out someone's already Did you think they dusted thousands of them by hand?
"21.04.2017 20:15:21" gizmodo.com We Chatted With an Astronaut About Showering, Farting, and Boning in Space As journalists, it's our obligation—nay, our duty—to ask the hard questions. So when presented with the opportunity to ask a living former astronaut and American hero Mike Massimino about his two trips to the final frontier to fix the Hubble Space A nice chat with an American hero about sex and poop in space.
"21.04.2017 19:52:23" io9.gizmodo.com The Lego Movie Sequel Will Deal With the Original's Fourth Wall Break It's hard to believe it's been over three years since audiences were graced with The Lego Movie. The film was so smart, funny, and successful that of course a sequel almost immediately went into the works. We're still about two years from its release, but But of course, Chris Pratt wouldn't tell us exactly how.
"21.04.2017 19:29:44" gizmodo.com Rad as Hell Uber Employees Tag Wall With Badass #Undelete Message If you follow news about Uber at all, you'll know it's been a difficult year for the company. From revelations about a culture of sexual harassment, to a creepy program to track government regulators and leaked footage of CEO Travis Kalanick cussing out a Maybe just a little bit tone deaf.
"21.04.2017 19:06:36" gizmodo.com Scientists Are Running for Office to Bring Facts Back to Washington WASHINGTON, D.C.—The first time Philip Stoddard, a professor of biology at Florida International University, ran for mayor of South Miami, he admits had no idea what he was doing. “I want reality to be fact-based instead of speculative."
"21.04.2017 18:43:00" io9.gizmodo.com Canadian Jem and The Holograms Artist Gisele Lagace Denied Entry to the U.S. on Her Way to C2E2 While New Brunswick-based artist Gisele Lagace has worked on comics for Dynamite, IDW, Archie, and Marvel, she's also a freelance illustrator. Like many freelancers, she saw Chicago's C2E2 as an opportunity to do some important self-promotion and The artist described her harrowing experience on social media.
"21.04.2017 18:13:28" gizmodo.com Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: The Prettiest Phone Wins With the exploding Note 7 battery fiasco, Samsung inadvertently did something that's increasingly difficult these days: It made smartphones interesting for a flickering moment. Super interesting in fact. Besides the intrigue of the mournful saga of Note Samsung beats the odds.
"21.04.2017 17:58:55" gizmodo.com Lawsuit Describes Even More Problems With the White House's Favorite 'Secure' Messaging App Confide, the (supposedly) secure messaging app reportedly favored by Trump White House staffers, has had a rocky few months trying to counter allegations that its app isn't so secure. A new lawsuit filed this week in federal court is sure to further those When your "secure" messaging app isn't all that secure at all
"21.04.2017 17:28:02" gizmodo.com What the Hell is This Beautiful Thing? Meet Steve, a newly discovered atmospheric phenomenon that's so strange it still doesn't have a formal scientific description, hence the placeholder name. Thanks to the work of aurora enthusiasts and atmospheric scientists, we're now learning more about Amazing the things we just know nothing about!
"21.04.2017 17:05:06" gizmodo.com Uber's Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Is Off to a Really Bad Start It looks like Uber's toxic work culture is so awful, it's going to take even longer for the company to fully investigate it. According to a new Recode report, Uber just extended its internal investigation into sexual harassment claims at the company. The This looks really bad.
"21.04.2017 16:50:35" sploid.gizmodo.com Watch This Talented Carver Turn a Lincoln Penny Into a Morbid Masterpiece Michelangelo's David is undoubtedly a masterpiece, but would the artist have been as adept with a chisel were he working on a tiny copper penny instead of a giant slab of marble? Using a magnifying scope, artist Shaun Hughes managed to skillfully turn The US Treasury should hire this guy to design our currency.
"21.04.2017 16:29:44" io9.gizmodo.com Should DC Comics Completely Retcon The Killing Joke? Salutations, my self-adhesive envelopes. Sorry “Postal Apocalypse” is a day late; I'd explain why, but I, uh... swore an oath to a wizard. Or something. Look, it's been a long week. A long week that ends with answers: How Marvel could have connected its Also, why won't we ever hear the f-word on any of Marvel's Netflix shows?
"21.04.2017 16:09:11" io9.gizmodo.com Once You Hear David Hasselhoff Rap About Guardians of the Galaxy Your Life Will Never Be the Same Yesterday, we got the song list for the Awesome Mix Vol. 2. Today, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack has become available for purchase, but nothing you may have heard about it has prepared you for the original composition “Guardians Inferno,” This will lodge in your brain and never leave again.
"21.04.2017 15:45:12" io9.gizmodo.com That Time Prince Became an Actual Superhero Prince always had superpowers. But he actually got to become a comic-book superhero.
"21.04.2017 15:16:38" gizmodo.com No, Scientists Didn't Just Create Negative Mass or Defy the Laws of Physics A few days ago, I spotted a strange title on a physics paper, claiming to have produced negative mass. I gave it a read. No they didn't, I thought to myself. I will not cover this interesting but esoteric cold atomic physics paper. Sigh.
"21.04.2017 14:53:26" gizmodo.com This Picture of Earth From Within Saturn's Rings Will Make You Emotional Sometimes, the majesty of the final frontier—a cold, unfeeling space—has the power to make our eyes misty. The images from NASA's Cassini mission have often been able to do this, and since the spacecraft is dying soon, it makes the experience all the more No words.
"21.04.2017 14:31:09" io9.gizmodo.com More Strange Rumors About Doctor Who's Next Doctor Scott Derrickson might be returning for Doctor Strange 2. Supergirl could be bringing in another infamous Superman villain. What the hell was Nathan Fillion doing on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Plus, new pictures from The Mummy and new Plus, Scott Derrickson could return for Doctor Strange 2, and Supergirl could bring a classic Superman villain to the small screen.
"21.04.2017 13:59:59" paleofuture.gizmodo.com New McDonald's Uniforms Promise to Usher in the Logan's Run Dystopia We've All Been Waiting For Do the new McDonald's uniforms remind you of anything? If you answered “every dystopian sci-fi movie ever,” you're correct. To me, they invoke a very Logan's Run future. But mandatory gray-on-gray with a dash of black is pretty much universally recognized McDonald's or Logan's Run?
"21.04.2017 12:57:22" gizmodo.com This Video of 'Muslims Celebrating the Paris Terror Attack' Is Totally Fake Last night, Paris was struck yet again by a terror attack, killing a police officer and has leaving two other people critically injured. But if you see the video below, purporting to show “a crowd of 'moderate' Muslims celebrating the Paris terror attack Have you seen this fake video?
"21.04.2017 11:13:48" gizmodo.com Grown-Ass Men Denied Entry to Lego Playground, Say It's a Human Rights Violation Australia got its first Legoland Discovery Center this week in Melbourne, but some Lego fans aren't too happy about it. A handful of adult men are pissed that the Playground area is restricted to children. And one is even threatening to file a human LEGO playgrounds are for kids, not whiny adults.
"21.04.2017 00:50:00" io9.gizmodo.com The Airwaves Are Haunted in the Creepy Dark Signal Trailer The trailer for Dark Signal piqued our interest for two reasons: one, it's produced by Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones). And two, we can't resist horror movies that are set in and/or around radio stations. The Fog! Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2! This looks supremely eerie.
"21.04.2017 00:23:09" io9.gizmodo.com These Alien: Covenant Photos Reveal Brand New Horrors Empire has released three new images from Alien: Covenant, and each one contains a different kind of danger. We've got technological, biological, and what I'm betting is a conspiracy from a rich guy. So many ways for things to go badly
"20.04.2017 23:59:07" io9.gizmodo.com The X-Files Is Coming Back to TV For an 11th Season The X-Files is coming back yet again. After its limited 10th season last year, the show will return for another limited season either later this year or early in 2018. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny will both reprise their roles for the show, which This is expected, but very, very welcome.
"20.04.2017 23:54:09" io9.gizmodo.com Several Major Cameos Were Just Confirmed For Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 If possible, you should go into Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as clean as possible. There are a lot of huge surprises. However, now that the film is screening and the cast is doing interviews, spoilers are starting to leak—including some major ones at And they'll have a major impact on the MCU.
"20.04.2017 23:31:30" io9.gizmodo.com A Look Inside Charmz, Papercutz' New Comic Imprint For Pre-Teen Readers In an age where more and more young kids are reading comics—especially young girls—there's not really much material out there that caters to children who are between kids comics and teen books. Papercutz wants to change that with its new imprint aimed at Cool comics for kids!
"20.04.2017 23:09:47" gizmodo.com Report: US to Seek Arrest of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Citing unnamed American officials, CNN reports that the United States is preparing charges to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent the last four years alive but clearly bored in Ecuador's London embassy. Officials reportedly “believe they have found a way to move forward” in prosecuting Assange.
"20.04.2017 23:02:12" gizmodo.com 3D-Printing Tools from Martian Dust Will One Day Help Us Colonize Mars One of the many challenges of colonizing Mars is that the planet is lacking many of the natural resources we rely on here on Earth. We'll need to bring as much of what we need to survive as possible, but you can only pack so much into a spaceship. So We can't bring everything we'll need to survive on Mars, so let's just make it all there.
"20.04.2017 22:40:16" io9.gizmodo.com Marvel's Cosmic Hero Adam Warlock Will Appear in Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Ever since the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie dropped a hint of Marvel's quantum magic-flinging hero Adam Warlock, fans have wondered when or if he'd ever join his fellow Guardians on the big screen. But now we know that he's definitely coming, and It's a bit of a departure from the comics, but we're still excited to see this character on the big screen eventually.
"20.04.2017 22:17:02" gizmodo.com New Research Shows Electric Brain Stimulation Can Help Memory Zapping the brain with small bursts of electricity in hopes of improving memory isn't a brand new concept, however a new study shows that the experimental therapy could be more effective than previous studies indicated. A team of neuroscientist from the This study is very promising!
"20.04.2017 22:10:42" gizmodo.com Is This Art Gross? Screw Rembrandt, Picasso and all that boring old guy paint-on-a-canvas stuff. The future of art is bacteria, ants, and the smell of sweat. This artist paints with smells and bacteria.
"20.04.2017 21:48:33" gizmodo.com Here Are the Ways Large Asteroids Can Kill You, Ranked Large asteroids definitely present one of the most colorful and chaotic possible apocalypses. Such an impact would cause quite a cinematic conclusion, combining a plague of wind, tsunamis, heat, and other terrors into a horrible death-fest. Honestly, Will it be tsunamis? Earthquakes? Shockwaves?
"20.04.2017 21:28:10" gizmodo.com Juicero CEO Begs You: Do NOT Open Our Juice Bags This week saw the latest chapter in the utterly wonderful saga of Juicero, the $400 juice machine maker that attracted $120 million in venture capital funding. On Wednesday, a bombshell Bloomberg report exposed the secret that threatened to ruin the Long Live Juicero
"20.04.2017 21:23:16" io9.gizmodo.com Hulu Orders a Pilot for a Locke & Key Adaptation From the Director of Doctor Strange At 2011's San Diego Comic-Con, a lucky few got to see the first attempt at a TV adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's cult-favorite IDW horror fantasy comic. That pilot never got picked up, but Locke & Key has been playing the second-chance It might really happen this time.
"20.04.2017 21:01:38" gizmodo.com 'Supercard' Startup Plastc Goes Belly Up, Screwing Thousands of Backers There are dozens of ways to pay for things, but apparently, the world was not ready for one more. Plastc, the company that promised to put all of your credit cards on one chunk of plastic, is officially dead. Hope you didn't back this project!
"20.04.2017 20:55:25" io9.gizmodo.com Marvel's New Nick Fury Comic Is the Perfect Blueprint for a Black James Bond Movie Nick Fury Jr., the biracial son of the original Nick Fury, has always been blessed with his father's superhuman slow-aging and Samuel L. Jackson's good looks. In his brand-new ongoing series written by James Robinson and penciled by ACO, though, the The book oozes classic spy-thriller.
"20.04.2017 20:32:51" io9.gizmodo.com Thor: Ragnarok Made Sure There Was No Blue Paint Between Us and Jeff Goldblum's Glorious Performance In Thor: Ragnarok, Jeff Goldblum plays the Grandmaster, an ageless and powerful being with a love of games. And as colorful as his costuming is, there is still the fact that Goldblum's comic book counterpart is blue. Why didn't that make it into the They didn't want to repeat the mistakes of Earth Girls Are Easy
"20.04.2017 20:09:56" io9.gizmodo.com The Expanse's EP on the Stellar Second Season and Last Night's Explosive Finale So much happened in last night's season two finale of The Expanse—not all of it clear—we had no choice but to get some answers. We talked to executive producer Naren Shankar about how the second season of the acclaimed scifi series was planned, how it was The best show on TV got even better last night.
"20.04.2017 19:46:18" gizmodo.com Most Habitable Earth-Like Planets May Be Waterworlds Over 70 percent of our planet is covered in water, and we tend to think that's a lot. A new study suggests that our world is special in this regard, and that most habitable planets are dominated by oceans that consume over 90 percent their surface area. Our world is a weirdo, apparently.
"20.04.2017 19:24:05" gizmodo.com Everything Ajit Pai Has Fucked Up in the Last Three Months The Federal Communications Commission voted today to eliminate price caps on broadband services for businesses, schools, libraries, and hospitals, known as Business Data Services (BDS). The argument advanced by FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, and the big Expect this list to keep growing.
"20.04.2017 19:02:31" gizmodo.com MasterCard Wants to Turn Your Thumbprint Into a PIN Number On Thursday, MasterCard announced a “next generation biometric card” which embeds fingerprint recognition into debit cards. That may not be good news. Entrusting your thumbprint to a bank is a much bigger deal than you'd think.
"20.04.2017 18:38:05" gizmodo.com Have You Ever Really Looked at Lava Falling Into the Ocean? Now here's a thing. Have you ever really looked at lava falling into the ocean? I mean, really looked at it? Like really looked?
"20.04.2017 18:33:50" gizmodo.com Naked Mole Rats Could Save Your Life So Stop Calling Them Ugly Contrary to what conventional beauty standards may lead us to believe, naked mole rats are good. They're highly social animals who live communally. They're ruled by a loyal queen. They're also seemingly impervious to cancer and don't age. But still, these This will change the way you think about naked mole rats forever.
"20.04.2017 18:25:58" gizmodo.com The New Rick and Morty VR Game Is Just Great Growing up, one of my favorite CD-ROM games was called The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield. As games go, it wasn't that advanced, but it let me take a virtual, interactive tour through my favorite television show. The game had in-jokes from the show, I haven't had this much fun since my old Simpsons CD-ROM
"20.04.2017 18:04:30" gizmodo.com Turn Your Expensive Smartphone Into a Tiny Antiquated Macintosh After releasing a stand that turned the Apple Watch into a miniature Macintosh computer to sit on your bedside table while it charges, Elago has now essentially done the same thing for your iPhone with its M4 stand, which lets your phone cosplay as a Feeling nostalgic?
"20.04.2017 18:01:40" io9.gizmodo.com Five Studios Are Duking It Out for the Rights to James Bond Five Hollywood studios are currently battling over which one will make the next James Bond film. Which means everything you've heard rumored is total BS.
"20.04.2017 17:39:10" gizmodo.com Bridgestone's Airless Tires Will Soon Let Cyclists Abandon Their Bike Pumps First revealed way back in 2011, Bridgestone's airless tires use a series of rigid plastic resin spokes to help a wheel keep its shape as it rolls, instead of an inflatable inner tube that can puncture and leak. Military vehicles and ATVs have been some You'll never have to change a flat tire on your bike ever again.
"20.04.2017 17:29:35" io9.gizmodo.com You've Only Got Six Months to Build This Wearable K-2SO Puppet For Halloween If you're planning to build your own lightsaber, droid, or time-traveling DeLorean replica, the first place you need to visit is the Replica Prop Forum. It's the online hangout for builders to share tips and photos of their creations. It's also where Reprogram this droid to win every Halloween costume contest.
"20.04.2017 17:04:25" gizmodo.com Leaked Document Details Apple Employee Injuries, Hints At Secretive New Products An incident report compiled by an Environment Health and Safety contractor working for Apple mistakenly sent to hundreds of Apple employees and leaked to Gizmodo includes tantalizing clues about some of the new products the notoriously secretive tech An incident report compiled by an Environment Health and Safety contractor working for Apple mistakenly sent to hundreds of Apple employees and leaked to Gizmodo includes tantalizing clues about some of the new products the notoriously secretive tech
"20.04.2017 16:52:15" gizmodo.com These Rare Color Photos From the Second World War Are Incredible A new book published by the Imperial War Museum features a rare collection of color photos from World War II, some of which haven't been seen in over 70 years. From P-51D Mustangs and Flying Fortresses through to anti-aircraft spotters and flame hurling Travel back in time...
"20.04.2017 16:21:20" sploid.gizmodo.com Silence of the Lambs Would Be a Ton of Fun as a Romantic Comedy Most of us know The Silence of the Lambs as that seemingly family-friendly film about an FBI agent trying to make a name for herself that our parents mistakenly let us watch when we were way to young to learn about cannibalism. But did you ever wonder You had me at "I ate his liver with some fava beans."
"20.04.2017 16:02:31" io9.gizmodo.com Dictator Superman and Terrorist Batman Reluctantly Join Forces to Fight an Even Bigger Threat in Injustice 2 In the Injustice universe, Kal-El wanted to rule the Earth in an ostensibly benevolent dictatorship, but a lot of people ended up dying at the Man of Steel's hands. Brainiac? He's coming to Injustice 2 to in an attempt to top Superman's”achievement” by The Last Son of Krypton's past is coming to kill him.
"20.04.2017 15:37:10" gizmodo.com If You Get a Call From This Number at Homeland Security, It's a Scam Have you gotten a call from the number 1-800-323-8603? Does it say on Caller ID that it's from the Department of Homeland Security? It's definitely a scam. Hang up and don't give them any information. If you get a call from 1-800-323-8603 just hang up.
"20.04.2017 15:32:12" sploid.gizmodo.com This Rube Goldberg Machine Is the Best Action Movie I've Seen in Years Most Rube Goldberg machines are designed to complicate a very simple task, but a Japanese TV show called Pitagora Suitchi—which translates to Pythagoras Switch—created an endlessly complex contraption to tell the story of two colored balls who have to Hollywood, let's turn this into a two-hour blockbuster.
"20.04.2017 15:08:12" io9.gizmodo.com Avengers: Infinity War Set Photos Tease Romance Among Earth's Mightiest Heroes James Gunn no longer wants to do a ROM movie. New reports hint a touching scene between Luke and some old friends in The Last Jedi. Joss Whedon discusses casting Batgirl. Plus, more clips from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, promos for American Gods, and Plus, new details of an emotional reunion in The Last Jedi, and new clips from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
"20.04.2017 14:32:55" io9.gizmodo.com Sony Will Bring The Wheel of Time to TV Is the long, weird saga of Wheel of Time's journey to television is seemingly over? After that bizarro pilot that lead to legal troubles and the final but very vague announcement the legendary fantasy series would come to TV properly after all, we now One important step in Wheel of Time's journey to TV is over.
"20.04.2017 14:21:24" gizmodo.com If You Don't Think You Need a Graphics Card, This $80 GPU Will Change Your Mind For nearly a decade, common sense has dictated that most people don't need a standalone graphics card in their computer. Gamers need them to make rich titles like Rise of the Tomb Raider hum, and some professionals, like video editors and 3D designers, This cheap video card is faster than you'd think.
"20.04.2017 12:31:34" gizmodo.com Cooking with Cannabis: How to Make Weed Butter Getting your daily dose of THC shouldn't require coughing and hacking through bong hits or dropping hundreds of dollars on vaporizers. Here's how to give your cooking a dash of psychedelic deliciousness. Not all THC doses require coughing and hacking through bong hits.
"20.04.2017 11:30:41" io9.gizmodo.com How Many Joints Would You Have to Smoke to Die of a Marijuana Overdose? You It would probably have to own a residence in Toontown or physically be a Tex Avery illustration. Here's exactly how much weed you would have to smoke to off yourself (spoiler: it's a lot).
"20.04.2017 11:30:21" gizmodo.com Experts Warn That Trump's Lies About North Korea Hurt America's Credibility “We are sending an armada, very powerful,” President Donald Trump said over a week ago when asked about the tensions in North Korea. As it turns out, that “armada” wasn't heading anywhere near North Korea. And sadly, some very important allies are now The world is nervously laughing at President Donald J. Trump
"20.04.2017 10:51:10" gizmodo.com Wait For It... I'm not saying you should do this.... Will it ever end?
"20.04.2017 03:40:07" gizmodo.com Google's Plan to Build Ad-Blocking Into Chrome Could Be a Very Good Thing It's not just you, online ads are getting worse. Auto-play video has become a standard, pop-ups are back in a big way and those inline ads seem accidentally clickier all the time. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is well aware of this and it's It could also give Google way too much power.
"20.04.2017 02:40:10" io9.gizmodo.com A New Comic Will Explore the Teenage Lives of the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Boom Studios already has an excellent Power Rangers comic—but now it's getting a companion series that is set in the earliest days of the teens with attitudes' ranger careers. And while there'll still be some action, it's mainly focused on their lives Ever wonder what the kids do when they're not battling Rita and her minions?
"20.04.2017 02:06:06" io9.gizmodo.com All the Reasons Why John Carpenter's Cult Classic They Live Is as Timely as Ever In 2015, John Carpenter called They Live “a documentary.” Though his cult classic is nearly 30 years old, its themes of surveillance, income inequality, and the sinking suspicion that the people in charge are way more sinister than we ever realized still No bubblegum required.
"20.04.2017 01:37:08" gizmodo.com The White House Is Considering Killing Its Online Petition Site and It Really Doesn't Matter Following last week's decision to end the Obama-era practice of releasing White House visitor logs to the public, the Trump administration is now saying that the petition site “We the People” could be the next thing to go. This is an absolute outra... eh, Remember the old days, when the White House had to respond to petitions about the Death Star? Good times.
"20.04.2017 01:04:29" io9.gizmodo.com Some Maniacs Have Decided to Remake Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory But With Tom and Jerry But it's not what you think. Tom is not Willy Wonka and Jerry is not Charlie. This is straight-up the original Willy Wonka movie, totally remade—just with Tom and Jerry HANGING AROUND TOO. This is even weirder than you are imagining.
"20.04.2017 00:37:08" io9.gizmodo.com US Viewers Can Finally See the Legendary, Pants-Wettingly Scary British Mockumentary Ghostwatch On Halloween 1992, the BBC aired Ghostwatch, a 90-minute special presented as a live, scientific investigation of a haunted house. It was, of course, strictly a faux doc—but it still managed to confuse more than a few viewers who believed they were Back in 1992, most viewers believed it was completely real.
"20.04.2017 00:14:26" io9.gizmodo.com HBO Is Making a Fahrenheit 451 Movie Starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon Ray Bradbury's famous 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451 is getting a feature-length update. HBO is set to make a new movie adaptation of the book, directed by Ramin Bahrani and co-starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon. This is much better than the Mel Gibson version teased a few years back.
"19.04.2017 23:32:02" io9.gizmodo.com Report: Disney's Trying to Get Will Smith to Play the Genie in the Live-Action Aladdin Movie “Now this is a story all about how/My life got flipped turned upside down.” Or at least it could be. The House of Mouse wants the man who played Deadshot in Suicide Squad to grant wishes. Never had a friend like him?
"19.04.2017 23:03:20" sploid.gizmodo.com At Least Climate Change Will Bring More Icebergs to Kitesurf Over Like a Badass Climate change threatens to affect everything from the food we eat, to straight-up making the planet inhabitable for humanity. But our self-wrought apocalypse isn't all bad. As the ice caps keep crumbling, they're creating lots of icebergs we can use There's always a silver lining if you look hard enough.
"19.04.2017 22:36:35" gizmodo.com This Mars-Bound Cheeto Maker Will Help Earthlings First Let's say we do somehow end up growing grains like corn or wheat on Mars. What fun would that be if we can't puff them into curls and dust them with cheese? How do you expect humans to live on Mars without Cheetos?
"19.04.2017 21:55:44" io9.gizmodo.com There's Finally an Update on the Movie Version of Mark Millar's Time-Traveling Comic Chrononauts Before Mark Millar's Chrononauts was even released in 2015, the comic had already been tapped for a movie adaptation. However, as is so often the case these days, the updates stopped there. Fast-forward to today and there is finally some movement on the Which was created as a vehicle for Chris Pratt and Chris Hemsworth.
"19.04.2017 21:16:11" io9.gizmodo.com Rian Johnson Changed Kylo Ren's Scar in Last Jedi Because He Thought It Looked Goofy Pat yourself on the back. You were right! Kylo Ren's scar in The Force Awakens does not match the scar in The Last Jedi. Writer-director Rian Johnson has just admitted it, and explained why he broke all of Star Wars' renown verisimilitude for this small A decision we's sure everyone will be totally cool with.
"19.04.2017 20:50:18" gizmodo.com This Browser Extension Will Help You Read Science Papers for Free Probably the suckiest thing about science is the fact that lots of the time you can't read the research yourself. If it's not open access and you're interested, either you shell out 35 bucks for a pdf, email someone asking for it, or settle with listening Now you can actually read those paywalled papers.
"19.04.2017 20:01:29" gizmodo.com Holiday Inn Cops to Massive Credit Card Data Breach It seems like every day there's news of another significant data breach, so here's today's: An internal investigation by the InterContinental Hotel Group, which owns Holiday Inn, has revealed that guests at more than a thousand of their hotels had their Over 1000 hotels are affected.
"19.04.2017 18:28:28" gizmodo.com What Would Life On Saturn's Moon Enceladus Look Like? After NASA's announcement last week, Enceladus is the icy moon on everyone's mind—not that are are many others (sorry, Europa). According to the agency, molecular hydrogen has been found in Enceladus' subterranean ocean, which bolsters the idea that the Alien life on Enceladus would be freakier than you think.
"19.04.2017 18:06:49" fieldguide.gizmodo.com The Easiest Ways to Run Multiple Accounts from One Phone If you use Gmail and your office uses Google Apps or you like to maintain multiple Facebook accounts, than operating on a phone can be a nightmare. Multiple logins means constant logging out of apps and then logging back in—a process that only gets more Everyone deserves to have more than one instance of Skype on their phone.
"19.04.2017 17:38:57" gizmodo.com Here's How Much Tech Companies Gave to the Trump Inauguration On Wednesday, the Presidential Inaugural Committee filed its final report with the Federal Election Commission, revealing the full list of donors who financed Donald Trump's electoral college victory party. Unsurprisingly, the biggest names in tech all Just weeks before denouncing Trump's Muslim ban, the biggest names in tech gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to celebrate the man who promised to issue it.
"19.04.2017 17:17:04" gizmodo.com We Just Found Out Antarctica Is Covered in Rivers In 1908, Ernest Shackleton's legendary Nimrod team was making its way toward the South Pole when the men were startled by something unexpected: The sound of liquid water, roaring across the frozen wasteland toward the sea. One hundred and nine years How on Earth did we miss this?
"19.04.2017 16:49:07" gizmodo.com Silicon Valley's Hottest Overpriced Juicer Apparently Works Worse Than Your Bare Hands Remember Juicero? It was the darling of glass-eyed Silicon Valley investors just a year ago. But it turns out the the $400 juice-making gadget is very literally useless. You can actually just buy the juice packets and squeeze the goods into your glass Investors like Google have reportedly poured $120 million into the maker of the $400 paperweight.
"19.04.2017 16:45:07" gizmodo.com Sony Rivals Canon's Best Camera with the Badass A9 For a few years now, Sony's been the most innovative name in the camera game, besting incumbents like Nikon and Canon in several categories with awesome point-and-shoots, like the RX100 line, and the truly game-changing A7 full-frame mirrorless line. Far You don't need it, but you probably want it.
"19.04.2017 16:17:26" gizmodo.com Scientists Are Making Horrible Red-Eye Mutant Wasps Because Why the Hell Not Listen, scientists. I appreciate what you do, and boy I sure do love that evidence-based pursuit of knowledge, but did you have to make mutant wasps? Did you? How did they manage to make wasps scarier??
"19.04.2017 15:56:05" gizmodo.com More Evidence That Aliens Aren't Trying to Communicate With Us Some SETI researchers believe the best way to detect aliens is to search the skies for their laser beams. In the largest survey of its kind, astronomers scanned 5,600 stars in search of these optical signals—and they found...absolutely nothing. Nada. Is anybody out there?
"19.04.2017 15:21:02" gizmodo.com French Presidential Candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon's 'Hologram' Is Not Actually a Hologram French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon is pulling out all the stops in the final days of the campaign season, beaming a holographic image of his far-left message to six cities across the country. There's only one problem with Melenchon's PSA: This is not a hologram.
"19.04.2017 14:57:50" io9.gizmodo.com The Han Solo Movie Debuts Its First Weird Star Wars Alien Meanwhile, Ewan McGregor is still happy to return for a hypothetical Obi-Wan film. Amazon's Philip K. Dick anthology finds some cast members. Ryan Murphy wants Jessica Lange back in American Horror Story. Plus a bunch of new clips from Guardians of the Plus loads of new clips from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Ryan Murphy wants Jessica Lange back in American Horror Story.
"19.04.2017 14:33:59" gizmodo.com Why Does North Korea Play Blade Runner-Style Music Every Morning? North Korea is a weird country. Heck, so is the United States of America. But the USA doesn't play creepy, Blade Runner-like Theremin music in the nation's capital each morning just after dawn. North Korea does. This seems extremely creepy
"19.04.2017 14:28:45" io9.gizmodo.com The Painstaking Detail Zack Snyder Put Into Superman Snapping Somebody's Neck The thing about Zack Snyder is that he's always completely into everything he puts on-screen. He has tons of enthusiasm for everything—including making sure that Henry Cavill snapped Michael Shannon's neck in Man of Steel exactly right. They sure look like they were having fun, at least
"19.04.2017 14:07:31" gizmodo.com Why Did These Lions Eat So Many People? In 1898, a pair of lions feasted on the most fearsome of predators: humans. Some think they could have killed 135 people constructing a railroad bridge over the Tsavo River in Kenya, though research lowered that number down to 35 human lunches between the Man-eating lions!
"19.04.2017 13:46:07" gizmodo.com These Are the 30 Games Nintendo Should Include on a Tiny Super Nintendo Today's the day you can finally get your hands on Nintendo's attempt to squeeze a little more revenue out of the NES games library. That's right, the tiny NES Classic Edition is finally hitting stores, which got us thinking, does Nintendo have an SNES If Nintendo does release a mini SNES for the holidays, here are all the games we want bundled.
"19.04.2017 13:25:19" gizmodo.com The Sea Turtle That Ate 915 Coins Did Not Die in Vain It's not every day that surgeons have to remove 11 pounds of coins from the belly of a patient. It's even more remarkable when that patient is a sea turtle. “There are absolutely no drugs labeled for use in sea turtles, so much of it starts out as trial and error.”
"19.04.2017 13:01:53" gizmodo.com Nintendo Might Be Preparing a Mini SNES For the Holiday Season Last week, Nintendo dealt a crushing blow to retro gaming fans when it announced that it was discontinuing the uber-popular NES Classic Edition. We're still not sure what Nintendo was thinking—most companies do not choose to discontinue products that get Don't screw with our hearts, Nintendo.
"19.04.2017 12:19:27" gizmodo.com North Korea Nukes San Francisco (With Computer Graphics) You gotta hand it to the North Koreans. They know how to pull off a finale. In a video performance posted to YouTube by state media, you can watch the rousing concert that capped off celebrations in the isolated country this past weekend. And one song That's going to leave a mark.
"19.04.2017 08:25:18" gizmodo.com Julian Assange Tweets About Running in the UK Election The Brits are having an election on June 8th, as Prime Minister Theresa May looks to shore up support before things really get messy with Brexit. But an unlikely person has just floated the idea of running for British Parliament. WikiLeaks founder Julian Will Julian Assange run for election in June?
"19.04.2017 07:07:52" gizmodo.com Facebook Fans Mourn the Death of Patrick the Wombat Social media can make celebrities out of the most unlikely of people. Or, in some cases, the most unlikely of animals. Such was the case with Patrick the Wombat, who died yesterday at the age of 32. And his fans have taken to Facebook to express their RIP Patrick the Wombat
"19.04.2017 03:59:38" gizmodo.com Google's Greatest Time-Suck Invention Just Got a Lot Better Google Earth is one of the purest, most beautiful gifts the company has ever given us. Today, the globe-trotting software received a major overhaul that will delight hardcore fans and remind others that it's still a great way to throw away hours of your Still one of the most wonderful things ever made and only improving.
"19.04.2017 01:20:55" io9.gizmodo.com This Sketch of Josh Brolin as Cable Makes Us Even More Excited for Deadpool 2 I'm pretty sure this is how casting for superhero movies works out, right? You get drawn as the character first, and then you sign the multi-picture deal. Either way, Cable co-creator Rob Liefeld's take on Josh Brolin as the character is pretty damn We can totally see it now.
"19.04.2017 00:59:11" gizmodo.com Arizona Makes Theranos Pay Following the Public Embarrassment of Its Governor Embattled former blood-testing startup Theranos settled one of its many legal battles today. The dangerously incompetent corporation has agreed to give all customers in Arizona who used its product a full refund. The revelations that Theranos' devices Friends in high places become enemies in high places.
"19.04.2017 00:32:00" io9.gizmodo.com The Survivalist Trailer Shows Why There's No Such Thing as a Peaceful Post-Apocalypse Which character does the title of The Survivalist refer to? At first glance, it appears to be the man played by Martin McCann (who's simply listed as “survivalist” in the movie credits). But the mother-daughter duo (Olwen Fouere and Mia Goth) clearly have It's a tough life, even if you're well-armed against unwanted guests.
"18.04.2017 23:31:08" io9.gizmodo.com The Guardians of the Galaxy Game, Based on the Guardians of the Galaxy Comic, Is Getting Its Own Guardians of the Galaxy Comic So, in a certain way, that's a comic based on a game inspired by a movie based on a comic that the game based on a movie is also based on, loosely. I think. Hold on, I'm starting to get a headache. Comic books are often complicated, but this is next level.
"18.04.2017 23:03:10" gizmodo.com Jesus Christ Makes Rare Public Appearence Holy fucking shit. Mark Zuckerberg himself, the creator of Facebook and the fifth richest man in the world, just descended down to Earth to walk among us plebeians at the Facebook Developer Conference in San Jose. I was one of the mere mortals lucky He has risen.
"18.04.2017 22:47:51" io9.gizmodo.com New Footage From Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Reveals the Return of Keira Knightley For a long while, it was thought that Keira Knightley's Elizabeth Swann would not be returning for the latest Pirates of the Caribbean sequel—despite the fact that Orlando Bloom is in the movie, as is her character's son (played by Brenton Thwaites). But She's back!
"18.04.2017 22:25:16" gizmodo.com A Trail of Strange Physics Results Offers Tantalizing Hints of New Particles Conceptually, particle physics experiments are surprisingly simple. Smash a shitload of particles together, and look at what comes out. The results will either confirm whatever the business-as-usual theory is, or, if there's a really crystal clear Something weird is brewing in the physics world.
"18.04.2017 22:00:08" gizmodo.com Apple's Microsoft Office Killer Is Free Again (If You Dare) We've been talking a lot lately about the perks and perils of Microsoft Office, especially the program you begrudgingly used to write your college papers: Word. In what appears to be an unrelated move, Apple just made a whole host of productivity apps Hey, who can argue with free software?
"18.04.2017 21:38:12" gizmodo.com Las Vegas Is Installing Drug Needle Vending Machines Needle exchange programs are generally considered a huge success. In New York state, the programs have been credited with virtually eradicating the transmission of AIDS through contaminated needles. Now, in an effort to further crack down on disease Las Vegas will be the first city in the US to install vending machines with clean needles.
"18.04.2017 21:14:07" gizmodo.com How Do You Keep a 13,600-Year-Old Woman From Looking Like Wilma Flintstone? Recreations of Paleolithic people at the museum usually look like the typical Geico commercial caveman. Famed Otzi the Iceman, for example, has the face of someone who'd be fun to disembowel a moose with, but whose conversation might be just a little Scientists tried hard to keep this facial reconstruction accurate.
"18.04.2017 20:48:21" sploid.gizmodo.com This Giant RC Truck Is the Barbie Jeep's $5,000 Off-Roading Cousin As everyone from Texas already knows, bigger is always better, be it a giant steak or a remote control pickup truck that's six and a half-feet long, making it roughly a third the size of the real thing. At $5,250, the Mammuth Works' Rewarron doesn't come Someone really needs to strap a seat to this thing.
"18.04.2017 20:16:41" sploid.gizmodo.com Someone Cut a Model Rocket Engine in Half So You Can See What Happens Inside Despite only giving you about a second of excitement at launch, model rockets are still a fun way for us (non-billionaires) to live out our dreams of space travel. But have you ever wondered what's happening inside a model rocket engine while you're Watch this rocket engine burn at 1,500 frames per second.
"18.04.2017 20:09:25" Atlas V Rocket Lauches Into Space 3...2...1...blast off!
The Atlas V rocket launched into space today––and damn was it beautiful.
"18.04.2017 19:52:50" io9.gizmodo.com The 10 Absolute Worst Aliens to Be Abducted By Earth can be shitty. Sometimes, being whisked away by a passing starship sounds like a pretty good idea. However—it completely depends on who's behind the controls. Hanging with the Arrival heptapods would be pretty chill. Being shanghaied by any of the Stay the hell away from these particular UFOs.
"18.04.2017 19:28:36" gizmodo.com 'It's All Over Now But the Screaming': Inside the Unraveling of LeEco in America In 2016, rising Chinese tech star LeEco made an aggressive move to conquer the unfamiliar US market with cheap gadgets. But just months after a blingy launch event in October, the company's American operation is in shambles. From missed payrolls to “It's a little hard to launch a product when the product isn't ready.”
"18.04.2017 19:09:11" gizmodo.com 5 Things to Know About Facebook's Huge Augmented Reality Fantasy Facebook kicked off its annual F8 Developer Conference today in dramatic fashion when CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an ambitious new augmented reality (AR) platform that will let people overlay digital images onto photos and videos in Facebook. Facebook made some big announcements today.
"18.04.2017 18:59:13" gizmodo.com Facebook's New VR Experience Looks Like Hell on Earth At its annual developer conference in San Jose today, Facebook unveiled some of its latest tech projects, assuring investors that it's catching up to competitors like Snapchat. Mark Zuckerberg himself took the stage to make painful jokes about Fast and If you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.
"18.04.2017 18:57:54" gizmodo.com Frog Slime Could Prevent the Next Pandemic New research from Emory University School of Medicine shows that a chemical in the mucus of South Indian frogs is capable of killing certain strains of the influenza virus. It'll take a while for scientists to translate this finding into a useful Nature has already found the cure.
"18.04.2017 18:35:29" sploid.gizmodo.com Rule the Playground With a Chainsaw-Powered Tricycle As a kid, you probably came up with a lot of terrible ideas your parents wisely stopped you from carrying out; that's why you're alive today. But once grownup, you're free to try anything that pops into your mind, like upgrading a toddler-sized tricycle Brakes? Who needs brakes?
"18.04.2017 18:14:04" io9.gizmodo.com The Handmaid's Tale TV Series Isn't Revelatory, But Unfortunately It Doesn't Need to Be Hulu's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's classic novel The Handmaid's Tale isn't a groundbreaking show in terms of storytelling or film technique. Unfortunately, given the state of the world, it doesn't need to be, and that's what makes the show so This show does allegory very, very well.
"18.04.2017 17:54:02" gizmodo.com Here's What Our Food Might Look Like in a Climate Change-Induced Dystopia Food scientists are already looking to some dramatic-sounding options, from bugs to lab-grown meat to large fish farms, in order to feed a world whose population could approach ten billion humans by 2050. Combined with climate change, the food of the What will we eat after we've destroyed the environment?
"18.04.2017 17:40:25" gizmodo.com Cleveland Facebook Killer Dead by Suicide Pennsylvania State Police confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Steve Stephens, the Ohio man who shot and killed 74-year-old Robert Godwin on Sunday and then uploaded a video of the slaying to Facebook, is dead. Stephens had been added to the FBI Most Wanted Police say Stephens killed himself after a brief standoff.
"18.04.2017 17:28:46" gizmodo.com What Caused an Entire Yukon River to Vanish Almost Overnight? Last summer, a team of geologists set out on an expedition to study Slims River in the Yukon, but when they got there, the once majestic river was nowhere to be seen. The scientists attribute the missing river to a retreating glacier, which caused a How does an entire river just disappear?
"18.04.2017 16:48:30" io9.gizmodo.com Marvel Studios Gave Us a Peek at Every Movie It Has in the Works The email said “Marvel Studios - Open House Invitation.” What that meant, I didn't know. But it's Marvel, so I went, and I'm glad I did, because I got to see concept art, footage, and/or more from every known movie on their schedule, up through Captain A highlight was seeing one director share the hilarious cameo he has in his film.
"18.04.2017 16:23:06" gizmodo.com Snapchat's Dumb New 'World Lenses' Feel Like Magic Snapchat is about to get way more fucking adorable. The company just launched a major update today introducing its highly anticipated “World Lenses” feature, giving people the ability to drop digital 3D objects into real world scenes. Although the feature Have you tried the new Snapchat filters?
"18.04.2017 16:06:09" io9.gizmodo.com Wait, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Has How Many Post-Credit Scenes?! Kathleen Kennedy says we could be close to a new Star Wars Story movie announcement. Dave Filoni says not to expect certain Rogue One locations in Rebels' final season. Get an early look at the cast of the Punisher Netflix show. Plus, tons of pictures Plus, when to expect more news about the next entry in the Star Wars Story franchise, and a new look at the return of Supergirl.
"18.04.2017 15:43:22" fieldguide.gizmodo.com How to Stop Spam Calls Before You Kill Your Phone Somewhere along the way your mobile phone went from being a way for your friends and family to reach you, to becoming a portal through which marketers and spammers can bombard you with calls you're not interested in. It's sort of like the landline, only You don't have to take a hammer to your phone to end the nonsense.
"18.04.2017 15:22:31" gizmodo.com 9 More Viral Photos That Are Totally Fake We've been debunking fake photos at Gizmodo since 2013, but in the year 2017, the fakes seem to be spreading online faster than ever. Here are just a few of the images we've seen swirling around the internet lately. And none of them are what they appear They're all fake
"18.04.2017 14:38:06" gizmodo.com The 10th Anniversary iPhone Sounds Like a Samsung Clone According to Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, a traditionally reliable source for iPhone news, Apple's tenth anniversary iPhone is shaping up to be the company's most ambitious phone yet. The phone will be a nearly bezel-free slab of glass and stainless steel Sounds like Samsung and Apple are making the same phone.
"18.04.2017 14:06:49" gizmodo.com Scientists Shock VR Users Into 'Feeling' Non-Existent Walls Physical therapy often involves the use of a device providing transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation—TENS, for short—that uses electrodes attached to the skin to stimulate the muscles beneath. But virtual reality researchers have found an alternate Virtual reality is supposed to be fun, right?
"18.04.2017 13:25:45" gizmodo.com Do Parents Have a Right to Sue Over Their Kids' Genetics? It's a nightmare scenario straight out of a primetime drama: a child-seeking couple visits a fertility clinic to try their luck with in-vitro fertilization, only to wind up accidentally impregnated by the wrong sperm. "This can take you in all sort of fucked up directions.”
"18.04.2017 10:54:17" gizmodo.com Olympian Declares That North Korea is One of the Few Countries That Has Tackled Obesity James Cracknell is a British athlete and two-time gold medal Olympian. But now he has his sights set on politics. His pet issue? Tackling obesity. But wait until you hear what he believes are model countries for battling the obesity epidemic. Hard to argue with that logic
"18.04.2017 10:22:32" gizmodo.com Wait, Does Donald Trump Know the Leader of North Korea's Name? The United States stands on the brink of war with North Korea. As Vice President Pence said yesterday, the “era of strategic patience is over.” But it's becoming increasingly clear that President Trump might not know the name of North Korea's leader. President Donald J. Trump seems confused.
"18.04.2017 04:10:34" gizmodo.com What Happens When a Person Has an Epiphany? The entire industry of puzzle gaming is held up on the joy of problem-solving and the endorphin rush that is felt when a player suddenly figures it out. Science knows very little about that brief moment when we all just get it and in a new study, How do you even study that split second?
"18.04.2017 02:02:56" io9.gizmodo.com The Amazing Star Wars Homages Hidden in Rogue One's Soundtrack Composer Michael Giacchino joined Rogue One very late in the game—to the point he allegedly had just four weeks to create his soundtrack for the film. The fact he even managed it was impressive, but as this video shows, Giacchino pulled off a soundtrack The composer only had weeks to complete such an intricate score.
"18.04.2017 01:40:06" gizmodo.com The Competition May Be Catching Up With Netflix Netflix issued its first quarter user gains report to investors today and the fact that it fell short of user growth estimates caused a brief drop in the streaming giant's stock price. It blamed the lackluster growth on one thing: no House of Cards-style Suddenly, there are a lot of streaming options, and Netflix growth took a hit.
"18.04.2017 01:14:47" io9.gizmodo.com A Mad King Consumes Everything in Search of Meaning in This Surreal Scifi Short In Jakob Schmidt's Planemah, an impatient king becomes obsessed with a philosophical query that drives him beyond the edge of madness—and into a place of extreme intergalactic turmoil. Sometimes the answer lies within.
"18.04.2017 00:50:40" gizmodo.com No, Google Hire Won't Share Your Search History With Employers The perfect fake viral news story has two crucial elements: something outrageous that makes you real mad and something you could basically believe. Not like, “Donald Trump Decrees 'All Dogs Are Boys,'” but like, “Donald Trump Nominates Steven Seagal as When privacy protections are so weak, fake news like this spreads easily.
"18.04.2017 00:26:59" gizmodo.com Check Out This Mesmerizing Timelapse of the Night Sky Above Hawaii Telescopes dot the cloudless top of the dry volcano Mauna Kea in Hawaii, Earth's tallest mountain from its underwater base to its peak. Its night skies, free of artificial light, are a resource disappearing across the planet in the face of light You don't realize just how bad light pollution can be until you see a really dark sky.
"18.04.2017 00:01:28" io9.gizmodo.com The Crew Sends Their Last Messages to Earth in These Eerie New Alien: Covenant Promos We're just over a month away from Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, a film that's built its marketing strategy not just on teasers and trailers, but viral clips (like “Meet Walter,” an intro to the movie's android). The latest are a pair of transmissions to Witnessing "the majesty of creation" can be a dangerous thing.
"17.04.2017 23:38:01" io9.gizmodo.com I Don't Even Know What's Going On in This Gotham Trailer, But I Love It At some point since I stopped watching Gotham, the show has embraced the completely buck-wild tone it's developed over three seasons. And it now seems to have gone off the deep end in the most spectacular way, judging by this new trailer. Honestly, it There is A LOT going on here.
"17.04.2017 23:04:42" gizmodo.com The Official White House Snapchat Just Called Betsy DeVos Secretary of 'Educatuon' On Monday, while reading an Easter story to dozens of children she's about to doom to a substandard education, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was featured on the official White House Snapchat under an interesting title: “Secretary of Educatuon.” Ok, but...what if this was on purpose?
"17.04.2017 22:41:46" kotaku.com Console Repairmen Explain Why Cockroaches Love PS4s First, there were snakes on a plane. Then, we had sharks in tornadoes. Now, there is a darker and more prevalent combination of pests and unlikely places they exist: cockroaches in your PS4. The PS4 is the #1 gaming console for cockroaches.
"17.04.2017 22:17:43" io9.gizmodo.com The Leftovers Is Back, and Doomsday Is Coming The previous seasons of The Leftovers focused on the devastating aftereffects of the Departure, an event that altered reality and coaxed some mighty strange behavior from those left behind. Season three began last night, and instead of looking back, the One of the best shows on TV is back for a shortened final season.
"17.04.2017 21:47:09" gizmodo.com Coachella Bandit Nabbed by 'Find My Phone' Feature After Allegedly Stealing 100 Smartphones Coachella is always full of surprises (like when Radiohead quit earlier this week after audio problems), but this year's biggest surprise seems to have happened far away from the main stage. On Friday, a New York man was arrested after allegedly stealing This guy was busted stealing 100 phones at Coachella.
"17.04.2017 21:26:45" gizmodo.com Leaked Documents Reveal the Hotel Lobby's Aggressive Plan to Undermine Airbnb Airbnb can be an awesome service for frugal travelers, and it feels especially great to use when the only other option is staying at an overpriced boutique hotel in the same city. But the incumbent hotel lobby is hoping to highlight some of the weaknesses Part of the strategy includes “aggressively countering” Airbnb with a "wave of personal testimonials of consumer harm.”
"17.04.2017 20:58:41" fusion.net Will Good Ol' American Gun Nuts Let These People Stand Their Ground? Who actually gets to stand their ground? The NRA is trying to "rebrand" itself to appear more inclusive to women and minorities, while also stoking the fears of their white, male base.
"17.04.2017 20:37:27" io9.gizmodo.com James Gunn Will Return to Write and Direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 James Gunn, the man behind the movie iteration of Guardians of the Galaxy—and who may one day win an award for being the man most in love with his job, social media, and talking about his job on social media—has announced that he'll be back for a third James Gunn just can't leave the Guardians of the Galaxy
"17.04.2017 20:16:15" gizmodo.com This Alien Worm-Creature Will Haunt Your Nightmares New species are discovered frequently, but this creature is unlike anything we've seen before. Called the giant shipworm, it lives inside a long shell where it consumes noxious chemicals at the bottom of muddy lagoons. An international team of scientists Damn, nature can be bizarre.
"17.04.2017 19:47:13" io9.gizmodo.com A New Archie Comic Will Draw Inspiration From Riverdale, a Show Based on the Archie Comics Artist Dan Parent and writer-inker Ty Templeton are working together on the just-announced Your Pal Archie, which is an “all-ages” book that will modernize the looks of the characters by taking inspiration from Riverdale. If they want to keep the book Ladies and gentlemen: a snake eating its own tail
"17.04.2017 19:23:25" gizmodo.com Bigots Are Using a Bizarre Meme About 'Dark White Skin' to Exploit the Cleveland Facebook Killing In the midst of the ongoing manhunt for Steve Stephens, who allegedly shot and killed a 74-year-old man on Sunday and then uploaded a video of the slaying to Facebook, members of the alt-right are spreading an altered image of the murder suspect under the Misinformation about the Cleveland manhunt became an idiotic meme on Sunday
"17.04.2017 18:59:09" gizmodo.com Is Snapchat's CEO Awful Enough to Have Said This Awful Thing? Here's a Monday morning riddle for you. A lawsuit filed by an ex-Snapchat employee alleges that CEO Evan Spiegel once told him the app is “only for rich people,” and that he therefore didn't want to expand into “poor countries like India and Spain.” At A riddle for you.
"17.04.2017 18:33:42" gizmodo.com The Saddest Facebook Live Video Is 20 People Kissing a Car People will do weird things for free stuff. People will also do weird things on public streaming platforms. And sometimes they'll do both, such as voluntarily kissing a car for hours on end, in hopes of winning it, on Facebook Live. Probably the weirdest thing you'll see today.
"17.04.2017 18:17:42" fieldguide.gizmodo.com 7 Android Apps That Actually Work Properly on a Chromebook If you haven't heard, a lot of Chromebooks can run Android apps now, but not everything in the Google Play Store is going to make sense for your lightweight laptop—we're looking at you, Snapchat.Here are seven Android apps that are actually well suited to These apps are nice.
"17.04.2017 17:56:17" gizmodo.com The Last Person Born in the 1800s Died and So Will You Humans start getting ready to die as soon as they are born. But for some, that process takes a whole lot longer than it does for everyone else. Chaos reigns.
"17.04.2017 17:30:07" gizmodo.com 9 Consumer Complaints About Prevagen, the Bullshit Memory Drug Have you seen those ads for Prevagen, the memory-enhancing supplement? It's got “a protein originally found in jellyfish,” so you know it has to be good. The company that makes the drug, Quincy Biosciences, is currently being sued in federal court by the Some of these are heartbreaking
"17.04.2017 17:12:24" gizmodo.com Secret Medieval Tomb Reveals Resting Site of Five Lost Archbishops During renovations at the former site of a medieval church in London, England, construction workers uncovered the entranceway to a hidden crypt. Inside lay 30 lead coffins, including the remains of five former Archbishops of Canterbury. It's a completely So cool.
"17.04.2017 16:25:19" gizmodo.com Running a Marathon Puts Your Body Through Hell Over thirty thousand runners began the Boston Marathon this morning in Hopkinton, MA, some having trained and run for years to get to this point. Their completion medals will be well-earned. From your heart, through your circulatory system, to your leg You've gotta be a little crazy.
"17.04.2017 14:12:37" gizmodo.com 15 Idiotic Internet of Things Devices Nobody Asked For Humans contain multitudes. We have a demonstrated ability to work hard, sweat and toil for our daily bread, and, as a society, achieve magnificent feats of science and technology. We've literally reached the stars! Apologies to anyone with an Amazon Dash button for pistachios.
"17.04.2017 13:50:14" io9.gizmodo.com It Sounds Like We May Be Waiting Even Longer for Star Trek: Discovery Rian Johnson offers some vague Last Jedi teasers. James Gunn has apparently talked with Kevin Feige about a wild idea for the Guardians of the Galaxy. The Man From UNCLE could be getting a sequel. Plus, good news for Fear the Walking Dead, and even more Plus more hints for The Last Jedi, and a new clip from the next episode of Doctor Who.
"17.04.2017 13:28:54" paleofuture.gizmodo.com Reagan Thought This 1983 Nuclear Apocalypse Movie Validated His Nuclear Policy Have you ever seen the 1983 ABC TV-movie The Day After? It's bleak as hell, to say the least. It was a media event, with untold numbers of American dying in the film after a tit-for-tat nuclear war with the Soviet Union. But curiously, President Ronald Spooky.
"17.04.2017 10:10:20" gizmodo.com That Video of a Failed Missile Launch Isn't From North Korea Have you seen this video of North Korea's failed missile launch? It's quite impressive, in that GEE WHIZ EXPLOSIONS! kind of way. But it's not from North Korea. Bang! Pop! Exploding stuff! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
"17.04.2017 07:39:43" gizmodo.com This Viral Giraffe is Dead, So Feel Free to Give Up Hope Now Have you seen this adorable photo of a baby giraffe getting a kiss from its mother? The picture has gone viral in the past few days. Steve Van Zandt, the famous Sopranos actor and musician, tweeted it yesterday with the caption, “And just when you're We regret to inform you that the giraffe is dead.
"17.04.2017 00:30:02" gizmodo.com Why Vinyl Is the Only Worthwhile Way to Own Music On any given Tuesday in the 90s, I would hustle to the record store after school to gawk at the new releases. Occasionally, I would take a CD home, greedily tear it open, pop it into my boombox, and listen while I pretended to do my homework. This Vinyl isn't just music. It's an experience. And one that's worth paying for.
"16.04.2017 22:21:02" gizmodo.com Police Searching for This Man Who Allegedly Posted a Murder Live on Facebook The Cleveland Police Department is searching for a man named Steve “Stevie Steve” Stephens in connection with the murder of an elderly man that was broadcast live on Stephens' Facebook page. In earlier posts, he claimed to be perpetrating an “Easter day The Cleveland police are warning the public to not approach the suspect.
"16.04.2017 20:41:05" sploid.gizmodo.com How Cats Went From Kings of the Jungle to Kings of the Castle It's a story that stretches back 11 million years, cats have had a long journey from being worshiped by ancient civilizations to being worshiped by the memelords. And now we do their bidding.
"16.04.2017 20:30:10" gizmodo.com How Much Underwear to Pack For Your Trip, Visualized Knowing how much underwear to pack for a trip can be fraught with problems: how many pairs do you need for a long trip, and what happens if there's... an accident? Don't fear — this chart will help you know exactly what to pack.
"16.04.2017 19:36:50" io9.gizmodo.com The Star Wars Rebels Season Four Premiere Features Indiana Jones Action and a Shyamalan Ending The fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels won't debut until the fall, but the first part of the season premiere screened at Star Wars Celebration. It's an intense start to the season.
"16.04.2017 19:14:09" io9.gizmodo.com Your Decisions at the New Star Wars Theme Parks Will Have Consequences When Star Wars themed lands open at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in 2019, things are going to be interactive. Maybe, a little too interactive. The side you pick will have ramifications.
"16.04.2017 18:46:53" Timeline Photos Marinas that were veritable deserts are now lush lakefronts
"16.04.2017 18:32:24" gizmodo.com Physicists Are Finally Getting to the Bottom of Why Your Shoes Come Untied Nothing seems to sum up the universe's descent into disordered chaos quite like shoes getting untied. Try as your shoes might to keep themselves together (unless you're rocking velcro straps), inevitably their strings will come unravelled, causing you to Finally, the answers you've been waiting for.
"16.04.2017 18:05:09" gizmodo.com Emulate the Golden Age of the Macintosh Thanks to the Internet Archive Along with its duties of maintaining copies of important news, literature, scientific information, and old MySpace pages, the Internet Archive also loves to create emulations for you to fiddle with inside your browser. Today, the lovable non-profit Lode Runner and MacPaint don't look a day over 20.
"16.04.2017 17:42:29" gizmodo.com The Most Insane Claims From the Climate Conspiracy Manual Just Sent to Thousands of Teachers The Heartland Institute, America's leading peddler of climate change denialism, is back with a new installment in its ongoing misinformation campaign. According to InsideClimate, the Koch brothers-backed think tank recently mailed a second edition of its "Nobody remembers the people who argued against Albert Einstein.”
"16.04.2017 17:17:15" gizmodo.com Why Are You Still Using Microsoft Word? So you're still using Microsoft Word. Seems like an odd decision in the year 2017, but I didn't come here to judge. I'm legitimately curious why some people continue to pump their money into the MS Office Suite, despite mounting evidence that the software Why?
"16.04.2017 16:55:02" io9.gizmodo.com Stranger Things, Thanos, and Carrie Fisher Get the Easter Egg Treatment Artist Barak Hardley continues his annual tradition of painting a crap-ton of pop culture Easter eggs, and this year's collection has a lot of laughs, a few tears, and punching a Nazi frog. Those Westworld eggs don't look like anything to me.
"16.04.2017 16:30:30" gizmodo.com These Are Not Photos of Black Holes The Event Horizon Telescope, actually a network of telescopes across the world, has successfully completed its highly-anticipated ten-day-long observation period. Researchers pointed the array of dishes at the center of our galaxy and the M87 galaxy in These pictures — as beautiful as they are! — are not really of black holes.
"16.04.2017 15:55:53" gizmodo.com North Korea Shows It's Not Ready for Primetime On Saturday morning, the front pages of American news outlets were plastered with photos of North Korean “Frankenmissiles” being paraded through the streets of Pyongyang. Less than 24 hours later, the tin-pot dictatorship tested a ballistic missile that Even the U.S. is showing signs of fewer worries.
"16.04.2017 12:30:04" gizmodo.com The Evolution of Flying Ships The invention of hydrofoils was one of the most revolutionary developments in the history of marine engineering. These airplane-ship hybrids sadly fell out of favor in the 70s, but we can still take a look back at how cool they were.
"16.04.2017 00:30:09" gizmodo.com If Humans Shed So Much Dead Skin, How Are Tattoos Permanent? Joke's on you, dermis! Your body is constantly throwing off dead skin cells—a million every day. So how come tattoos don't fall off with them?
"15.04.2017 21:59:09" gizmodo.com The 'Explosive' Bombardier Beetle Got Robbed by a Dingo for the Title of Most Interesting Genome This week, the Pacific Biosciences SMRT Grant announced the lucky winner of the World's Most Interesting Genome competition. The contest was voted on by the public and a dingo named Sandy won the day. But was that the right decision? No, Sandy is kind of Clearly, the dingo is not the most interesting genome.
"15.04.2017 20:48:02" io9.gizmodo.com Star Wars Battlefront II Will Tell a Canon Story of Imperial Revenge Star Wars Battlefront II will give players a totally new Star Wars experience. And, this time, it's going to count. More on the upcoming solo campaign.
"15.04.2017 20:30:14" gizmodo.com The Fermi Paradox: Where the Hell Are the Other Earths? Everyone feels something when they're in a really good starry place a really good starry place on a really good starry night and they look up and see this. Seriously, where is everybody else??
"15.04.2017 19:34:02" io9.gizmodo.com Negan and Ed Sheeran Are a Surprisingly Perfect Duo in 'Shape of You' Remix Ed Sheeran's “Shape of You” is one of those annoyingly catchy songs that just worms its way into your ears whether you like it or not. Therefore, it kind of makes sense to pair it up with a guy who physically wormed his way in and out of several ears... Negan should've sang instead of making Carl do it.
"15.04.2017 18:53:32" fieldguide.gizmodo.com How to Not Waste Data When Using Your Phone as a Hotspot If your device, your carrier, and your data plan allows it, you can turn your mobile phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot to get your laptop online. But just because it's a hotspot doesn't mean the rules of data uses don't apply. You'll still want to keep data Don't get screwed.
"15.04.2017 17:52:21" gizmodo.com Owners of the Fourth Generation iPad Could Get an Upgrade If They Need Service If you've held back on getting the latest iPad since 2012's fourth generation, you could be in luck. According to an internal memo obtained by 9to5 Mac, users who need service on that model could walk out of the store with a shiny new iPad Air 2. This could buy you another couple of years before you have to upgrade again.
"15.04.2017 17:20:46" gizmodo.com Scientists Unearth Ancient DNA Depicting a Battle Between Viruses and Our Ancestors Millions of years ago, our ancestors' bodies may have waged an epic battle against a virus. Through a sneaky DNA swap, the hosts would have gotten the upper hand, and turned the virus' defenses against themselves. Researchers think they've unearthed the Viral archaeology is forensic game.
"15.04.2017 16:58:00" gizmodo.com Bone More to Save Your Species, Maybe! Boning is one of the most important actions in the evolutionary game. Who we bone ultimately decides what traits get passed on to the next generation, and whether we continue along as one species with a diverse set of traits, or if isolation of certain For the good of birdkind.
"15.04.2017 16:30:32" gizmodo.com Why Are You Still Using Microsoft Word? So you're still using Microsoft Word. Seems like an odd decision in the year 2017, but I didn't come here to judge. I'm legitimately curious why some people continue to pump their money into the MS Office Suite, despite mounting evidence that the software We don't mean to judge, but we have to ask.
"15.04.2017 14:48:58" gizmodo.com What on Earth Makes a $500 Router Worth It? Once upon a time you could squeak by in life with a $60 router, which would do the simple job of blanketing your house in a respectable cloud of wi-fi. But in 2017, a satisfactory home network isn't just a single cheap box tucked away in a corner. For Is it worth it?
"15.04.2017 14:22:15" gizmodo.com April the Giraffe Has Officially Given Birth An event almost 16 months in the making is going down right this moment at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. Internet phenomenon April the Giraffe gave birth to her much-anticipated calf just moments ago and more than a million people Congratulations to April. Her calf could be running by the end of the day.
"15.04.2017 12:30:10" gizmodo.com Why Does Your Voice Sound Different When It's Recorded? If you've ever listened to a recording of yourself and thought you sound completely different, you're not alone. But more than that, you were also correct. Here's why it sounds different. Sadly, the recording of your voice is actually how you sound to everyone but you.
"15.04.2017 01:18:21" io9.gizmodo.com Two New American Gods Clips Talk About the Deities Who Live Among Us The man called Shadow Moon is going to learn that it's important to listen when deities speak. Especially gods who wield hammers that tend to get covered in blood. The show comes to Starz on April 30.
"15.04.2017 00:29:06" io9.gizmodo.com IDW Is Publishing Its Own All-Ages Star Wars Comic Thought Marvel had the monopoly on Star Wars comics? Think again. IDW announced at Celebration today that it's starting its own line of all-ages Star Wars books, and we've got a sneak peek at the first: an anthology series called Star Wars Adventures. The series will tell standalone stories set in the galaxy far, far away.
"15.04.2017 00:03:48" io9.gizmodo.com Netflix Could Be Bringing Carmen Sandiego Back Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Well, the answer to that perennial question might become a little bit easier to answer. If rumors are to be believed, the international superthief might be heading to Netflix for a new animated series. Great news, and great casting, too.
"14.04.2017 23:35:55" io9.gizmodo.com Captain Phasma Will Escape From Starkiller Base in Her Own Comic Miniseries The last time we saw the spectacularly armored Captain Phasma, she was about to be shoved into a trash compacter at the end of The Force Awakens. And while we've known for awhile that one of Star Wars' best villains-you-love-to-hate would be back, now We're betting she's major revenge plans on her mind.
"14.04.2017 23:07:44" gizmodo.com March Was Hot In the past 137 years, there's only been one March hotter than March 2017, and it was March 2016. That's according to the latest iteration of NASA's global temperature dataset, released today, which points to the dreadfully predictable conclusion that our Burn baby burn.
"14.04.2017 22:44:28" gizmodo.com Actually, Bread Crusts Are Good The world might feel like it's ending, but that doesn't mean researchers should give up the pursuit of establishing truths via evidence-based science. Nor should they give up the aromatic crusts of a fresh-baked loaf of French baguette. Ooh la la, happy Here's a wild story about French bread
"14.04.2017 22:15:37" gizmodo.com 23andMe Is Selling Your Data, But Not How You Think Embedded in our genetic code is all kinds of sensitive data that could be compromising in the wrong hands. Without genetic privacy protections, the information stored in our genes might be used to discriminate against us or send us targeted ads. For these Here's how 23andMe is selling your information.
"14.04.2017 20:03:00" sploid.gizmodo.com How to Build a Food Processor That Slices and Dices in a Thousandth of a Second Impressed by late-night infomercial ads for blenders that can hack and slash through ice, nuts, and rocks? They might as well be primitive neanderthal tools compared to NightHawkInLight's latest creation, which can turn potatoes into slivers and cabbage Late night infomercials have gotten awesome.
"14.04.2017 19:38:47" gizmodo.com 15 Idiotic Internet of Things Devices Nobody Asked For Humans contain multitudes. We have a demonstrated ability to work hard, sweat and toil for our daily bread, and, as a society, achieve magnificent feats of science and technology. We've literally reached the stars! Seriously, who wants to get texts from their toaster?
"14.04.2017 19:17:11" gizmodo.com Look at the Profound Difference Between California's Drought and California Today California governor Jerry Brown recently declared an end to the state of emergency brought on by his state's historically terrible drought. It's a mid-level miracle, assisted by record rainfall earlier this year. If you don't believe me, just look at These images are utterly unbelievable
"14.04.2017 19:10:37" io9.gizmodo.com Everything The Last Jedi Trailer Reveals About the Future of Rey, Luke, and the Star Wars Galaxy We finally have real footage from Episode VIII, and as mysterious as it is, there are a number of details hidden in there that give us some clues as to what's in store for Rey, Finn, Poe, and the rest when The Last Jedi arrives this December—and we've "What do you see?"
"14.04.2017 18:49:16" io9.gizmodo.com A Nightmarish Chibi Godzilla, and More of the Best Toys of the Week Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the best toys in this galaxy (and any other). This week, a bizarro Godzilla figurine, a very slick Star-Lord figure, a fancy Star Trek lamp, and maybe more than a few new Star Wars toys, thanks to Biggs Darklighter fans, this is your week.
"14.04.2017 18:27:29" gizmodo.com Trans Fats Are Bad But So Were the News Stories About This New Trans Fats Study As a purveyors of supposedly factual content, it's the job of science journalists to make sure we're accurate about how bad things like trans fats actually are. A whole lot of our fellow fact-farters seem to have dropped the ball on that one this week. Correlation is not causation, my dudes
"14.04.2017 18:02:46" gizmodo.com Maybe Apple's Car Project Isn't So Screwed After All Apple's secret car project may still have some life left in it. The company just secured a permit for testing autonomous driving technology in California on public roads, which is one of the first official confirmations that Apple is indeed researching Major development in Apple's secret car project...
"14.04.2017 17:50:14" gizmodo.com This Ball-Balancing Segway Clone Uses Physics to Safely Scoot You Around Was the Segway ahead of its time, or just an overhyped product that could have never lived up to the anticipation? Being pricier than a used car didn't help the original Segway's chances, but at least now, electrical engineer Olaf Winkler has solved that If the Segway and Star Wars' BB-8 droid had a baby.
"14.04.2017 17:19:02" gizmodo.com Elon Musk Wants Fully Reusable Rockets—But That Won't Be So Easy On March 30th, SpaceX made history when it became the first to launch and land a refurbished rocket into orbital space. Seriously, it was fucking awesome. But Elon Musk and co. aren't stopping there. According to Musk's Twitter, SpaceX aims to launch a Elon Musk is up for the challenge.
"14.04.2017 16:30:56" gizmodo.com Scott Pruitt Spent the Last 24 Hours Lying His Ass Off On Thursday, EPA head Scott Pruitt visited the Harvey Mine, a coal mine in western Pennsylvania, to regurgitate some of his favorite talking points—that the EPA is an unhinged, anti-coal agency that he's reining in through systematic self-destruction. Pruitt keeps lying to coal miners about both his own agency and what actually took away their jobs.
"14.04.2017 16:04:00" io9.gizmodo.com The First Trailer For Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is Here Here it is. After months and months of waiting, the next chapter in the Star Wars saga is upon us. Behold, our very first look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Here's your very first look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
"14.04.2017 15:40:42" fieldguide.gizmodo.com How to Spot a Link You Shouldn't Click On Even as our tech gets increasingly sophisticated and intelligent, sometimes it's falling for the oldest tricks in the book that breach the security walls we've put in place—like clicking on dodgy links or shady attachments that we shouldn't. You don't Some links should never be clicked.
"14.04.2017 15:13:44" sploid.gizmodo.com Fast-Forward Through Two Years of Stunning Seasonal Changes With This Drone Timelapse Instead of propping up a camera on a tripod for an entire year to capture a timelapse of the seasons changing, Will Strathmann piloted his drone over some amazingly scenic landscapes in the spring, summer, fall, and winter, recreating the same flight path It's like hitting fast-forward on reality.
"14.04.2017 14:44:33" gizmodo.com The Republican Plan to Kill the Open Internet New FCC chair Ajit Pai has been clear that he intends to take a “weed whacker” to net neutrality regulations, but he's been very reluctant to open up about how exactly he's going to go about slicing them to bits. Last week, several outlets reported that The open internet is under attack.
"14.04.2017 14:16:44" io9.gizmodo.com A Major Tragedy Could Be Coming to The Flash The animated Spider-Man movie has found its Miles Morales. Patty Jenkins talks up the important character moments behind Wonder Woman's action sequences. Get a new look at Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Plus, what's to come on Arrow and Supergirl, and new Plus, new clips from The Expanse, Doctor Who, and Agents of SHIELD!
"14.04.2017 13:49:20" io9.gizmodo.com The Clone Wars Almost Featured Boba Fett Dueling With Cad Bane Unless there's a new movie, it's rare for Star Wars fans to learn something new about old Star Wars content. That changes at Star Wars Celebration, which is where Star Wars Rebels and Clone Wars producer Dave Filoni chose to reveal an unfinished, unaired Ever wonder how Boba Fett got that dent in his helmet?
"14.04.2017 12:34:12" gizmodo.com What Time is the New Korean War? Is the United States going to war with North Korea this weekend? The short answer? Literally no one knows. The longer answer? Yes, we are definitely going to war if a few crucial things happen that turn a dick-measuring contest between Donald Trump and Are we going to war this weekend?
"14.04.2017 11:57:02" gizmodo.com US Military Releases Video of the Mother of All Bombs Strike From Yesterday Yesterday, the US military dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal on Afghanistan. Nicknamed the Mother of All Bombs, reports indicate that it killed 36 ISIS fighters and there were no civilian casualties. TV news stations have been playing New footage of the Mother of All Bombs strike yesterday
"14.04.2017 01:26:39" io9.gizmodo.com Mathematician Boldly Claims That Redshirts Don't Actually Die the Most on Star Trek We all know in our souls that being a redshirt on Star Trek is basically like having a death wish. But our old enemy, math, has stepped in again to tell us that we're wrong. Just... whatever you do, don't wear red.
"13.04.2017 23:50:40" io9.gizmodo.com If You See Just One Sun-Baked Apocalyptic Love Story (With Cannibals), Make it The Bad Batch Ana Lily Amirpour's breakout feature, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, was as genre-defying as a Farsi-language black-and-white California vampire Western could be. Her colorful follow-up, The Bad Batch—a horror-romance (with cannibals)—just dropped an With this insane-looking new film, Ana Lily Amirpour isn't repeating herself... or anyone else.
"13.04.2017 23:23:46" io9.gizmodo.com Star Wars Rebels Could Soon Confirm One Beloved Fan Theory About Captain Rex Ever since Captain Rex joined the crew of Star Wars Rebels and got himself a big ol' bushy beard, fans—and even Rebels head honcho Dave Filoni—have theorized that the lushly bearded Rebel strike trooper on Endor is an older Rex. Well, it seems like the This is the best kind of fan service.
"13.04.2017 22:40:44" gizmodo.com These Are Not Photos of Black Holes The Event Horizon Telescope, actually a network of telescopes across the world, has successfully completed its highly-anticipated ten-day-long observation period. Researchers pointed the array of dishes at the center of our galaxy and the M87 galaxy in These are not black holes
"13.04.2017 22:11:28" io9.gizmodo.com We Got an Emotional Glimpse of General Leia in Star Wars: The Last Jedi If you're a Star Wars fan, it can still be hard to believe that Carrie Fisher is gone. We got a little reminder today that we'll see her as Leia Organa at least one more time. Carrie Fisher's gone but won't be forgotten.
"13.04.2017 21:45:07" gizmodo.com Apple Is Buying All the Good Trees for Its New Campus, and the Tree People Are Fighting Back A tough truth about Apple is making headlines this week, and you'd better hold on to your butts, because it is salacious. Apparently, Apple is snatching up all the very best trees for its new campus, leaving local tree purchasers scrambling for solutions. Breaking tree news from Silicon Valley
"13.04.2017 21:34:04" io9.gizmodo.com An R-Rated Watchmen Movie Could Be Coming Soon, According to a Leaked Warner Bros. Survey A live-action film adaptation of Watchmen hit screens in 2009. Eight years later, it seems very likely that an animated version of the classic superhero story is on its way. Nothing's confirmed yet, but this is certainly intriguing.
"13.04.2017 21:10:24" io9.gizmodo.com The New Labyrinth Movie Spin-Off Now Has a Promising Director and Writer Last year, news broke that there was going to be another movie set in the Labyrinth universe. It was called everything from a reboot to a sequel and, since David Bowie had just passed away when it happened, everyone was upset and confused. Now, there's a Do not add a digital Bowie, please.
"13.04.2017 20:40:06" gizmodo.com Why Did Nintendo Just Kill One of Its Coolest Products in Years? Remember guys, when you have a really cool product that everyone loves and that sells out immediately, the first order of business is to kill that fucker and put it in the ground before people get too attached. This impossibly foolish logic seems to be Did you get one before the axe came down?
"13.04.2017 20:37:03" There Might Be Life on Saturn's Moon! Saturn's moon Enceladus has the basic ingredients for life.
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"13.04.2017 20:36:04" io9.gizmodo.com Watch the Deep-Frozen, Scifi Crime Thriller Fortitude and Thank Us Later Fortitude's second season premieres tomorrow on Amazon Prime. If this news doesn't excite you, that just means you haven't yet watched the UK-made show's first season (also on Amazon Prime). Let io9 give you this public service announcement: Go watch it. Amazon Prime has a ton of viewing options, but this creepy and well-made show is a definite standout.
"13.04.2017 20:12:32" gizmodo.com Data Analyst Reveals the Secret to Highly Successful Reddit Comments Crunching the numbers on the millions upon millions of Reddit comments just to crack the code on upvotes would be difficult work. Thankfully, two software engineers, a Google big data project, and some careful analysis have already done the heavy lifting, And that's how you win at Reddit
"13.04.2017 19:43:45" gizmodo.com These (Real) New Moisture Harvesters Belong on Tatooine Luke Skywalker's home planet isn't the only place in need of moisture farms to harvest water. Here on Earth, with our deserts and droughts, we've got tons of folks in need of fresh, drinkable H20. This is some tech straight out of Star Wars.
"13.04.2017 19:20:46" io9.gizmodo.com Will Baby Groot Ruin Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? I'm back, my bulk mail brothers and sisters! I am also now 40 years old, which means if you enjoy my opinions and mail column, I officially have the wisdom of age on my side. If you don't, no worries, because death is coming for me. This week: Baby Groot Also: Are Mutant-Inhuman hybrids possible?
"13.04.2017 18:49:41" gizmodo.com Drama Over How Eels Navigate Highlights Problems in Science Publishing You might see science as splashy headlines and a barrage of new results—but in the background are people with emotions and ambitions, politics, and a system that promotes publishing novel findings above all. A new paper on eel navigation highlights some This science paper turned into an eel soap opera.
"13.04.2017 18:24:41" gizmodo.com Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has the Basic Ingredients For Life Saturn's moon Enceladus features a warm subterranean ocean covered in ice. In an extraordinary new finding, scientists have confirmed the existence of a chemical energy source within this moon's water that's capable of sustaining living organisms here on Now officially the best place beyond Earth to look for life.
"13.04.2017 18:04:04" gizmodo.com Soldier Ants Come to the Rescue of Wounded Comrades In a behavior never seen before in an insect species, predatory ants were observed to retrieve wounded comrades on the battlefield and then bring them back to the nest for recovery. Sounds noble, but these ants—who spend their days attacking termites—are Ants are awesome. Brutal, but awesome.
"13.04.2017 17:40:09" gizmodo.com Playing Tetris on a Business Card Is Everything I Hoped It Would Be Three years ago Kevin Bates created a Tetris-playing business card to showcase his engineering skills to potential employers. But his creation quickly went viral on the internet, and everyone reminiscing about their beloved childhood Game Boy clamored It's like a Game Boy you can easily smuggle anywhere.
"13.04.2017 17:24:34" gizmodo.com US Forces Just Dropped Its Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb for the First Time The United States military just dropped a 30-foot-long bomb with a blast yield equivalent to 11 tons of TNT on suspected ISIS targets in Afghanistan. Nicknamed MOAB (short for “Mother of All Bombs”), the weapon is the largest non-nuclear bomb in America's Its nickname is "Mother of All Bombs"
"13.04.2017 17:10:08" io9.gizmodo.com Watch Star Wars Celebration's Touching Tribute to Carrie Fisher and Cry All the Tears Today, Star Wars Celebration kicked off in Orlando—but one very special member of the Star Wars cast, the dearly missed Carrie Fisher, could not be there to stand alongside her fellow actors. Instead, we have this beautiful tribute to a mother, a Simply beautiful.
"13.04.2017 16:52:35" io9.gizmodo.com The Magicians Raises the Dead, Then Buries Itself Alive with an Inexcusable Retcon Last season's The Magicians ended with a hell of a cliffhanger, and it looks like this year is going to be no different. In fact, the Syfy series has gotten the ball rolling early, with a penultimate episode that not only saw the very surprising return to Nope.
"13.04.2017 16:28:40" sploid.gizmodo.com This Is the Best Music Video I've Seen in Years After too many years on the internet,I thought nothing could surprise me any more. And then I saw this face-melting Cassius music video. My face actually melted into a beautiful puddle of tears and teeth. No questions, just watch
"13.04.2017 16:03:36" fieldguide.gizmodo.com How to Keep Phone Notifications from Ruining Your Life Once upon a time in the not-too-distant past, getting an email or a weather forecast popping up on a smartphone felt like magic—but now the technological novelty of these alerts has worn off. We're growing sick of the constant interruptions. Mobile These stupid things are supposed to be helpful.
"13.04.2017 15:36:08" gizmodo.com Kids Who Use Touchscreen Devices Sleep Less at Night Touchscreen devices like smartphones and tablets are now fixtures of many households, so it comes as little surprise to learn that young children who don't work or go to school are among their most active users. In the first study of its kind, researchers Correlation found, but what's the causation?
"13.04.2017 15:13:04" gizmodo.com Report: Uber Had Yet Another Secret Tracking Program Called 'Hell' Uber has made a lot of questionable decisions behind closed doors, and today, yet another one emerged. According to The Information, between 2014 and 2016, Uber used secret software called “Hell” in order to track drivers from its biggest rival, Lyft. Uber's secret program "Hell" tracked its rivals whereabouts.
"13.04.2017 14:44:09" io9.gizmodo.com Meet the New Characters Coming to Jessica Jones' Second Season Aquaman casts a big villain. Peter Capaldi discusses what sort of Doctor we can expect in his last season of Doctor Who. There's good news for The Magicians and Shadowhunters. Plus, snazzy new Defenders art, a new Justice League poster, and set footage Plus, more Aquaman casting and new art from The Defenders.
"13.04.2017 14:23:34" sploid.gizmodo.com This Nine-Minute Short Film Was Shot in a Single Take Using Just One Camera Drone Filmmaking is a long and arduous process, sometimes requiring days of shooting just to get a single shot. Even a nine-minute short film can usually take weeks to film—and that's the easy way. Director Paul Trillo, however, wanted to do something else, so Because filmmaking isn't already difficult enough.
"13.04.2017 02:51:01" gizmodo.com Rude Tweet at Trump From the Stratosphere Is Quite Poignant The Autonomous Space Agency Network (ASAN), an independent advocate of DIY space exploration, has a message for Donald Trump and they've launched a weather balloon into the stratosphere to send it: “@realDonaldTrump LOOK AT THAT, YOU SON OF A BITCH.” It's “@realDonaldTrump LOOK AT THAT, YOU SON OF A BITCH.”
"13.04.2017 02:19:48" io9.gizmodo.com Witness the Everyday Life of a Teenage Monster in This Gorgeous Animated Short All teenagers go through the same sort of experiences in life—high school woes, making friends, getting into schoolyard scraps. But when you're a monster teen attending a human school, things can be a little different, as this beautiful animated short The outstanding voice acting makes it extra special.
"13.04.2017 00:29:58" gizmodo.com British Judge Loses His Job Over Online Comments About His Cases The temptation to use the anonymous online commenting for the purpose of telling other people how stupid they are is strong. But one judge in England has learned the hard way that giving yourself a pseudonym doesn't mean that no one will ever find out He was a big fan of calling people "donkeys."
"12.04.2017 22:55:03" io9.gizmodo.com Every New (and Returning!) Development Thrawn Brings to the Star Wars Universe Thrawn is a great Star Wars book that stands on its own. But the little nods and winks Timothy Zahn makes to Thrawn's old life in the Expanded Universe novels—and to the events in Rebels, where Thrawn is currently the main antagonist—add another layer of Some huge news and some small Easter eggs
"12.04.2017 22:25:18" gizmodo.com 8-Year-Old Hero Steals Car to Buy McDonald's After Learning to Drive on YouTube You might think you're a good driver. But you've got nothing on this 8-year-old hero from Ohio. This past weekend he and his 4-year-old sister waited for his parents to fall asleep, then stole their car, drove to McDonald's, and chowed down some McMeats. The future is looking bright.
"12.04.2017 21:59:32" io9.gizmodo.com An Old Foe and a Familiar Face Join the Young Mutants of X-Men Blue Today Marvel launched the second major team book in its new wave of mutant comic series. Titled X-Men Blue, it follows the escapades of the young, time-displaced original X-Men: Cyclops, Angel, Iceman, Beast, and Jean Grey. But today's first issue The young team faces some big changes.
"12.04.2017 21:36:16" io9.gizmodo.com Forget Superman, Cat Grant Will Be in Supergirl's Season Two Finale The best thing about Supergirl moving to the CW and moving its production to Vancouver was that it meant that it was much easier to bring the DC/CW shows together for things like the musical episode. The worst part was that it meant losing Calista She'll give some advice wrapped in a sheen of anger
"12.04.2017 21:05:52" gizmodo.com There Are Way Worse Ways Carbon Monoxide Can Kill You Us Earthlings are quite lucky to be living at around standard temperature and pressure. Life has evolved to comfortably handle the shapes in which most molecules have arranged themselves under temperatures of about 32 degrees Fahrenheit and atmospheric Earth's carbon monoxide doesn't hold a candle to some of the crazier forms.
"12.04.2017 20:45:26" gizmodo.com This Guy Says He Built His Own iPhone From Scratch Using Spare Parts The walled garden Apple uses to meticulously control every element of the iPhone can really suck. It prohibits you from replacing the battery, adding third-party storage, or using an iPhone to tinker around and build new, weird projects. Do you think you could pull this off?
"12.04.2017 20:31:41" gizmodo.com Scientist Publishes Important New Dino Relative 20 Years After His Death Alan Charig was a dinosaur superfan long before Jurassic Park. The gregarious paleontologist and curator at the British Museum of Natural History studied and described all sorts of new creatures, and brought them to the world through his writings and on This guy is the Tupac Shakur of dinosaurs.
"12.04.2017 20:07:32" gizmodo.com These Sea Urchins Have a Terrifying Self-Defense Strategy Prey animals are capable of defending themselves in an amazing of ways, but when it comes to mounting a sophisticated biological counter-attack, sea urchins have taken it to another level. When attacked by predatory fish, these humble echinoderms release Nature can be terrifying.
"12.04.2017 19:39:26" gizmodo.com Why You're Still Using Microsoft Word On Tuesday, I asked Gizmodo readers why they're still using Microsoft Word. And a lot of people answered the call. Like, hundreds of people expressed some rather powerful opinions about the aging office tool—so many that I had to share some of the best. For some, it's by choice. For others, it's definitely not.
"12.04.2017 19:31:51" io9.gizmodo.com Superman Has Another New Origin Story, and It May Mean Major Changes for the DC Universe The end of the Superman Reborn event has given us a major new evolution in Superman's saga—a Man of Steel who is a singular mix of his pre- and post-New 52 versions of himself. It seems like the umpteenth time in recent memory that Kal-El has had his This most recent turn of events could have wide-reaching implications on DC's current continuity.
"12.04.2017 19:19:24" fieldguide.gizmodo.com The Complete Guide to Cookies and All the Scary Stuff Websites Install on Your Computer Touring around the pages of the web isn't always the one-way street you might think it is: most sites are eager to leave a calling card or two on your local machine in the form of cookies. Here we'll lay out what's being saved in your browser, why it These tasty treats track your every damn move.
"12.04.2017 18:59:11" io9.gizmodo.com Report: Josh Brolin Is Deadpool 2's Cable After what's felt like ages of speculation, a contender out of nowhere has apparently swooped in to take on the role of Deadpool's time-traveling best bud: Marvel movie alumni Josh Brolin appears to be Deadpool 2's choice for Cable. Deadpool 2 might have finally found its Cable.
"12.04.2017 18:51:56" gizmodo.com Burger King's Dystopian New Ad Campaign Is Already a Cyanide and Toenail Clippings Disaster Just hours after launching, Burger King's new smart home ad campaign is already crashing like the goddamn Hindenburg. On Wednesday, the company released a weirdly intrusive 15-second spot designed to intentionally trigger viewers' Google Home devices. In Burger King's new ad almost tricked Google Home devices into telling people the whopper contains cyanide and children.
"12.04.2017 18:36:53" io9.gizmodo.com Michael Dorn Had a Good Reason for Turning Down the Chance to Play Worf's Ancestor on Star Trek: Discovery The Star Trek rumor mill has been full of reports that The Next Generation actor Michael Dorn would return to his Klingon roots on Star Trek: Discovery. Turns out, nope, that's not happening. However, it sounds like he was offered a part, but turned it And the reason makes us even more worried for the new show.
"12.04.2017 18:15:11" gizmodo.com Microsoft Seems to Think an Awesome PC Gaming Feature Is Coming to TVs There are a lot of reasons to game on a PC instead of a console. The ability to upgrade your game machine on your own time and in accordance with your own budget is a big advantage. The improved performance—due to the sheer power of new PC hardware—is Who wants to tell the TV guys...
"12.04.2017 18:01:44" gizmodo.com A Deceptively Simple Test Just Taught Us Something New About Elephant Intelligence It's hard to know how smart animals are for the simple reason that they're not able to come right out and tell us. Scientists have developed various methods over the years to assess animal intelligence, but a simple new body-awareness test involving Cute and smart.
"12.04.2017 17:40:14" io9.gizmodo.com 12 Questions We Want Answered at This Week's Star Wars Celebration This Thursday, the biggest Star Wars party in the galaxy blasts off. It's Star Wars Celebration Orlando, the franchise's last official con until 2019, and it's expected to focus heavily on 2017 being the 40th anniversary of the first film, as well as the We have a million more questions, of course, but these are the biggies.
"12.04.2017 17:15:43" io9.gizmodo.com Okay, Who Had Jude Law in the 'Young Dumbledore' Pool? Because if you guessed that the Fantastic Beasts movies would tap Jude Law to play the young Dumbledore, come collect your money. Now I'm really sad that Robert Downey Jr. didn't get himself cast as Grindelwald somehow. Then we could have had a Sherlock This is good! This could have been worse!
"12.04.2017 16:31:34" gizmodo.com Inmates Stashed Homebrew Computers in Ohio Prison's Ceiling, Used Them to Do More Crimes Adam Johnston and Scott Spriggs may well go down as Ohio's cleverest inmates. Here's one way steal someone's identity while already in prison
"12.04.2017 16:07:16" gizmodo.com EPA Head Scott Pruitt Requests a 24/7 Security Detail as He Prepares to Gut the Agency Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, who wants to ensure the US doesn't invest a single dollar in protecting humanity from climate change, nonetheless wants to use the agency's limited funds to protect himself from other humans. A former Trump official says the additional security will help protect Pruitt from "hostility within the agency."
"12.04.2017 15:42:47" io9.gizmodo.com The New Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Is Just Goddamn Bonkers Okay, look. I need to ask something: Transformers franchise, are you okay? Because this... thing you've unleashed upon the world feels like you're not. Are you entering your angsty teen years? Is that what all the swords are about? Wait, what's happening?
"12.04.2017 15:20:59" gizmodo.com Newly Discovered Chill Dad Shrimp Gets Best Name Ever It's a rare treat when we get to read some wholesome news about shrimp—living ones that aren't being carefully placed around a cocktail glass. It's even better when that news involves a feisty little shrimp getting a badass name from some cool science Best name ever. Seriously.
"12.04.2017 15:18:04" fieldguide.gizmodo.com How to Keep Shady Apps From Screwing Up Your Computer Not all applications and browser add-ons come in peace. So you need to know a few warning signs to look out for if you want to make sure that only legit software makes it onto your machine. Here's how to avoid bad actors and weed out any shady apps that Not everything you installs needs to be crappy spyware.
"12.04.2017 14:53:45" gizmodo.com How a $5 Million Launch Vehicle Could Transform the Satellite Business Sixty million dollars. That's roughly how much it costs to send a payload to orbit on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. It's actually a bargain for space, but it's far more than University of Central Florida physicist Julie Brisset, who seeks to study the early This would be incredible.
"12.04.2017 14:18:05" gizmodo.com Some Beautiful Nerd Built a Motorized, Rotating Monitor Stand to Save His Neck Ultra-wide monitors are great for watching movies, viewing photos, or playing video games, but terrible for reading web pages and long documents. That's why many of them can be rotated—but why waste all that energy turning a screen when you can build an Why not just buy a square monitor?
"12.04.2017 14:09:12" gizmodo.com Sorry, But Your iPhone 5 Is About to Become Obsolete Apple's pulling the cord on its iOS guillotine a little early this year. The next operating system update will only be available for the iPhone 5S and newer devices. That means if you have an iPhone 5 or an iPhone 5C, your expensive slab of aluminum and Good night, sweet prince
"12.04.2017 13:56:06" gizmodo.com Samsung Galaxy S8's Most Hyped Feature Won't Work At Launch Samsung has already botched one of the most important product launches in the company's history, and it hasn't even happened yet. Samsung confirmed that its digital assistant—Bixby—will not respond to voice queries when it launches with the new Galaxy S8 Samsung's new digital assistant will not be ready by launch.
"12.04.2017 13:49:04" gizmodo.com The US Military Got Lots of Angry Emails After Tweeting That Breitbart Story On April 5th, US Strategic Command tweeted out a story about the nuclear triad that was published by the controversial news site Breitbart. And people were pissed. According to records released to Gizmodo through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) The US military is taking heat for tweeting a story from Breitbart
"12.04.2017 13:39:49" io9.gizmodo.com Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi Hints There's Something Weird About the Doctor's Next Regeneration A beloved Marvel institution may be in Spider-Man: Homecoming after all. More death is coming to Riverdale. Get a sneak peek at some Jurassic World 2 dinos. There's good news for Young Justice's third season. Plus, Guillermo del Toro wants a Pacific Rim Plus a sneak peek at some of the dinosaurs in Jurassic World 2, and a beloved Marvel establishment may appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming after all.
"12.04.2017 11:05:13" gizmodo.com This Fitness Tracker Wants to Tell You How Stressed You Are About Not Being Fit Staying active is a big part of staying healthy, and that's often the reason given for why you should wear a fitness tracker; they're a constant reminder to get up off the couch. But stress can be just as detrimental to your health as sloth, so Garmin Maybe we've reached the point of too much information.
"12.04.2017 10:33:31" gizmodo.com That Viral Sean Spicer Apology About 'Fellow Germans' Is Totally Fake Yesterday, Sean Spicer said that Hitler, “didn't even sink to using chemical weapons.” It was completely wrong and he apologized. One version of Spicer's apology was posted on Facebook, and it appears to be just as offensive as his original statement. The This viral Sean Spicer apology was a hoax.
"12.04.2017 04:04:42" sploid.gizmodo.com Dog's Smooth as Hell Jailbreak Captured on CCTV Cameras General is a very good dog who just wanted to get out of the animal hospital. He plotted his escape and when the time was right, he put his plan into action. You can just feel that sweet taste of freedom hit him as he saunters off into the unknown. An inspiration to all who've dreamed of sticking it to the man.
"12.04.2017 03:02:33" gizmodo.com You Probably Shouldn't Use a Selfie to File Your Taxes Alabama is launching a pilot program this year that will allow residents to more “securely” file their taxes by using an app that verifies their identity with a selfie. Those who try it out are promised faster processing and a quicker return. As tempting Seriously, for the love of god, please don't.
"12.04.2017 02:36:59" io9.gizmodo.com That 'New Black Panther Movie Costume' You've Been Seeing Everywhere Is Actually Just an Action Figure You might have seen claims around the internet today that Chadwick Boseman would be getting a slightly updated new costume in the Black Panther solo film. However, the images floating around are not from a Marvel Movie—they're the subtle, but fun, work of It's not what you think it is.
"12.04.2017 02:14:57" io9.gizmodo.com Even M. Night Shyamalan Thought the Original Ending of Split Was Too Dark M. Night Shyamalan's films are known for their endings. The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Village, and others all have surprises twists aimed at wowing the audience. His latest film, Split, is no exception—but the original ending was even more intense And you can read what happened right here.
"12.04.2017 01:40:44" io9.gizmodo.com The First Trailer for The Mist TV Show Expands on Stephen King's Story When most people think of Stephen King's The Mist, the first thing that comes to mind is the 2007 movie (and its incredibly messed-up ending). But if Spike TV has its way, that'll change in June, when The Mist TV show—which just dropped its first Because what we need are more Stephen King adaptations!
"12.04.2017 01:11:42" io9.gizmodo.com This May Be the Most Accurate Han Solo Blaster Replica Ever Created I thought I was a big Han Solo fan, but then I saw this blaster and, well, I don't even come close. This is a hand-crafted, DL-44 prop replica created with a level of obsession that would be scary if it wasn't so damned impressive. Each one features 59 custom made parts and that's just the start
"12.04.2017 00:36:09" gizmodo.com Uber Loses Its Top PR Flack at the Worst Possible Time Career counselors are probably telling kids these days to learn how to code or become proficient in Mandarin but the field of public relations is in dire need of some talent. Companies like Pepsi and United Airlines had major fires to put out in the last Another one bites the dust.
"12.04.2017 00:30:20" gizmodo.com Fitbit Is Reportedly Making Another Ugly Smartwatch Last year, Fitbit inflicted upon us, the public at large, the ugliest smartwatch from a company that should know better. The Fitbit Blaze had great battery life and... that was it. Then, late last year, Fitbit acquired a lot of tech and assets from Please hire some quality designers.
"12.04.2017 00:01:39" sploid.gizmodo.com Drones Are Giving Us Never-Before-Seen Close-up Views of Volcanic Eruptions It's not just the intense heat that makes it hard for researchers to closely study an active volcano, there's also a potpourri of noxious gases that are less than ideal to inhale. But at the controls of a sensor-laden drone, scientists from the University Without a doubt, the safest way to study volcanoes.
"11.04.2017 23:41:01" gizmodo.com Physicists Are Finally Getting to the Bottom of Why Your Shoes Come Untied Nothing seems to sum up the universe's descent into disordered chaos quite like shoes getting untied. Try as your shoes might to keep themselves together (unless you're rocking velcro straps), inevitably their strings will come unravelled, causing you to It's about damn time.
"11.04.2017 23:14:18" io9.gizmodo.com I Loved Thrawn So Much I Am Looking For Some Blue Face Paint and a White Uniform Hello, and welcome to a completely biased review of Thrawn, the latest Star Wars book to fit into the space between Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Rebels. There are no spoilers here, so feel free to relax. Only don't, because I am so happy to have There is an actual, specific story being told here. A good one. A fun one.
"11.04.2017 22:51:44" gizmodo.com NASA to Aliens: 'Please Take Care of This Planet, As We Have Failed' Earth has been the Airbnb for some questionable guests over the years, but none have been more deplorable than humans. Our bad habits are screwing up the planet big time, causing arctic glaciers to melt and sea levels to rise eight inches over the last I, for one...
"11.04.2017 22:15:21" sploid.gizmodo.com Watch These Drones Get Fried by Over a Million Volts Tom Scott took a pair of DJI Phantom 3 drones to the University of Manchester's High Voltage Laboratory, where they can manufacture lightning strikes measuring over a million volts. The goal was to see what happens to a drone were it to get struck by Can you guess what happens?
"11.04.2017 21:44:01" io9.gizmodo.com Charlize Theron Turns High Heels Into Lethal Weapons in the New Atomic Blonde Trailer Starring Charlize Theron as a Cold War intelligence agent, Atomic Blonde is a movie that's dripping with style. The newest teaser for the superspy action drama shows the many ways that looks can kill, including one that involves a bright red stiletto You might say that Charlize is... well-heeled.
"11.04.2017 21:22:10" gizmodo.com Yahoo Sued By Former Chinese Prisoners for Allegedly Mishandling Millions Meant for Humanitarian Aid For what seems like the millionth time, Yahoo's miserable descent into nothingness has somehow gotten worse. Today, a group of previously imprisoned Chinese dissidents filed a lawsuit against the company for misappropriating more than $17 million put in a Where did all the money go?
"11.04.2017 21:03:47" gizmodo.com Every Kid Can Enjoy a Day at the Waterpark With This Air-Powered Wheelchair Most electric wheelchairs and mobility devices can easily shrug off a little rain, but on the whole, they really don't mix well with water. So engineers at the University of Pittsburgh designed a powered wheelchair that runs on compressed air, allowing It's completely waterproof, and recharges in just ten minutes.
"11.04.2017 20:40:02" gizmodo.com Scientists Unearth Ancient DNA Depicting a Battle Between Viruses and Our Ancestors Millions of years ago, our ancestors' bodies may have waged an epic battle against a virus. Through a sneaky DNA swap, the hosts would have gotten the upper hand, and turned the virus' defenses against themselves. Researchers think they've unearthed the A virus Dead Sea scroll.
"11.04.2017 20:10:55" gizmodo.com Why Are You Still Using Microsoft Word? So you're still using Microsoft Word. Seems like an odd decision in the year 2017, but I didn't come here to judge. I'm legitimately curious why some people continue to pump their money into the MS Office Suite, despite mounting evidence that the software It's a fair question
"11.04.2017 19:48:21" io9.gizmodo.com Holy Cow, Who Isn't Coming Back to Arrow at This Point? Today, Entertainment Weekly revealed that Nyssa al Ghul will make a re-appearance to fight her sister Talia in Arrow's fifth season finale. Normally an announcement like this wouldn't be much of a draw, but it has us questioning: why the hell is the CW The show is clearly building up toward something huge.
"11.04.2017 19:26:05" gizmodo.com Solar Storms Are Doing Something Weird to Our Atmosphere Every once in a while our Sun gives off a tremendous belch of high energy particles. Called a coronal mass ejection (CME), these episodes can vary in intensity, but they can produce bursts of electrical charge when they interact with our upper atmosphere A problem if you like electronics.
"11.04.2017 19:05:45" gizmodo.com Sean Spicer Concedes Hitler Used Chemical Weapons on Jews in 'the Holocaust Centers' Sean Spicer is reliably, sometimes even endearingly, terrible at his job as Press Secretary. But his comments during Tuesday's press briefing on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Adolf Hitler are astonishing. Not just because they're blatantly, Sean Spicer said Hitler didn't use chemical weapons. Then, when asked, later said he used them against Jews in "Holocaust centers."
"11.04.2017 18:58:21" io9.gizmodo.com The New Thrawn Novel Is Forcing Star Wars Wiki Writers to Work Overtime Thrawn, the most anticipated Star Wars book since Disney bought Lucasfilm and declared the old Expanded Universe novels to no longer be canon, is out today. And the things being introduced in it already have Wookiepedia entries. Wookiepedia articles are already springing up for a book that just got released.
"11.04.2017 18:36:35" gizmodo.com Google Wants Women to Just Trust That It Pays Them the Same as Men In the midst of an ugly legal battle with the Department of Labor over the gender wage gap, Google updated its blog on Tuesday to assert its commitment to paying women and men at the company equally. For a company with totally unremarkable diversity Google says it pays women and men the same. The government says it pays them far less. Who should female employees believe?
"11.04.2017 18:09:27" fieldguide.gizmodo.com Today's Windows Update Finally Lets You Put Off Future Updates It doesn't matter if you're pumped for Creators Update, the new version of Windows 10 that makes drawing all over you screen easier. Whether you like it or not, your Windows 10 device will be getting it, starting today with a slow rollout (and starting FINALLY.
"11.04.2017 17:46:53" gizmodo.com The Most Insane Claims From the Climate Conspiracy Manual Just Sent to Thousands of Teachers The Heartland Institute, America's leading peddler of climate change denialism, is back with a new installment in its ongoing misinformation campaign. According to InsideClimate, the Koch brothers-backed think tank recently mailed a second edition of its Here we go again....
"11.04.2017 17:23:23" io9.gizmodo.com The Teen Titans: Judas Contract Movie Captures the Best Parts of a DC Comics Classic When The Judas Contract originally ran in Tales of the Teen Titans in 1984, comics fans were stunned by the tone and events of the now legendary storyline. Thirty years later, the new animated film adaptation of those comics may not have the element of One of the most shocking Teen Titans storylines gets a great movie adaptation.
"11.04.2017 17:02:51" gizmodo.com Scientists Can Now Study Animal Motion Without Tiny Motion Capture Suits Watch the behind-the-scenes footage of any effects-laden blockbuster film and you'll see actors running around in checkered body suits. Capturing the motions of a human performer is the most lifelike way to bring a digital character to life, but Stanford University turned these birds into tiny movie screens.
"11.04.2017 16:35:56" gizmodo.com Does This Last.fm Account Belong to Jared Kushner? An Investigation Last night, weird Twitter darling and Kurdish militia volunteer @PissPigGranddad tweeted out a screenshot of Last.fm user JKushner. He deduced that Jared Kushner—alleged cuck, Observer ruiner, and son-in-law to the president—was listening to a Also... remember last.fm?
"11.04.2017 16:17:06" gizmodo.com What the Hell Is Going On at LeEco? LeEco, the so-called “Netflix of China,” was supposed to take the US tech scene by storm. Instead, its ambitious plans appear to be collapsing. Six months after a splashy US launch, Bloomberg reports that LeEco missed its 2016 US sales goals “by a wide Reports of mass layoffs, missed payroll, and high-profile departures. What is going on with LeEco?
"11.04.2017 16:02:21" io9.gizmodo.com A 'Ghost Assassin' Proves More Terrifying Than Any Actual Spirits in Horror Comedy Another Evil In writer-director Carson Mell's Another Evil, living in a spooky haunted house is a pain in the ass—but it's much preferable to having the world's neediest ghost hunter become your de facto roommate. It's also much funnier, in a “thank gawd that's not Who you gonna call? Not this guy.
"11.04.2017 15:39:58" gizmodo.com Astronomers Just Detected a Huge Cold Spot on Jupiter Using the Very Large Telescope array, an international team of astronomers has discovered a previously undetected cold spot on Jupiter. Measuring 8,700 miles wide and 7,500 miles across, the mysterious spot is bigger than the Earth itself. Intriguingly, Jupiter just got weirder.
"11.04.2017 15:17:55" fusion.net Airlines Can Treat You Like Garbage Because They Are an Oligopoly This week, everyone is asking some variation of this question: You may have thought that buying a ticket and boarding a plane meant you had some “right” to “fly on the plane.” Legally and contractually, you do not.
"11.04.2017 14:45:14" gizmodo.com Dick Doctors Need to Stop Dicking Around Online If you trust a doctor with information about your urinary tract or penis, you probably don't want them talking about you online. You probably hope that their online presence is devoid of most unprofessional behaviors, in fact. Urologists gone wild!
"11.04.2017 14:20:06" paleofuture.gizmodo.com I Will Still Literally Eat the Sun if This Flying Car is Released in 2017 Back in March of 2015, I wrote a blog post proclaiming that I would “literally eat the sun” if this AeroMobil flying car was released by 2017. Well, today, the company announced a new flying car that will be on display later this month. But I'm not Yummy.
"11.04.2017 14:15:19" gizmodo.com What on Earth Makes a $500 Router Worth It? Once upon a time you could squeak by in life with a $60 router, which would do the simple job of blanketing your house in a respectable cloud of wi-fi. But in 2017, a satisfactory home network isn't just a single cheap box tucked away in a corner. For This is one huge honking device.
"11.04.2017 14:07:02" sploid.gizmodo.com Strapping a Razor Blade to a Drone Is the Least Safe Way to Play Fruit Ninja Alongside games like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja was one of the early iPhone hits that we all eventually got tired of and buried in a folder somewhere. But YouTuber Giaco Whatever came up with an incredibly dangerous way to make the game interesting again: The Angry Birds version is even scarier.
"11.04.2017 14:00:30" gizmodo.com Unable to Sell New Cameras, GoPro Wants To Buy Your Old One GoPro needs a nice, clear-cut win. The company that makes such good action cameras it's become nearly synonymous with the product has had a rough time. Last year, it had to lay people off and delay the release of its drone after declining sales and GoPro's got an offer it hopes you won't refuse.
"11.04.2017 13:56:57" io9.gizmodo.com Injustice 2 Lets You Make the Boba Fett Batman You Always Dreamed Of Did you ever draw different costumes for Superman, Wonder Woman or Cyborg in your Social Studies notebook? Yeah, me too. A new video game sort of let you do the same thing, including a Dark Knight that looks like he's wearing Mandalorian battle armor. The Dark Knight of a Galaxy Far, Far Away?
"11.04.2017 13:43:20" gizmodo.com United Loses $800 Million in Value After Passenger Dragged Off Plane United's market capitalization, essentially the current value of the company, has fallen by more than $750 million from $22.5 billion after a video showing a bloodied United passenger who was dragged off a flight made headlines on Monday. The company is taking a huge hit.
"11.04.2017 13:35:58" io9.gizmodo.com A Crazy New Rumor About the Villain of Man of Steel 2 There are intriguing new details about Laura Dern's Star Wars: The Last Jedi character. Yet another familiar face is confirmed for Game of Thrones' seventh season. Dwayne Johnson has an update on both the Shazam and Black Adam movies. Plus, new pictures Plus confirmation of another familiar character returning to Game of Thrones.
"11.04.2017 13:15:36" gizmodo.com Your Most Distant Living Relative Is Probably This Tiny Jelly For years, a debate has raged among scientists as to which ancient creature represents the first true animal, sponges or jellies. Using a new genetic technique, a collaborative team of researchers has concluded that ctenophores—also known as comb We're descended from gelatinous blobs.
"11.04.2017 11:42:05" gizmodo.com This Guy Got Wrecked by a Deer on April Fools' and Nobody Believed Him Until They Saw the Surveillance Video When 25-year-old Cary McCook told his friends that he got run over by a deer they thought it was a joke. It was April Fools' Day, after all, and who gets bulldozed by a deer? Ouch.
"11.04.2017 10:45:31" paleofuture.gizmodo.com Take The Intelligence Test That Thomas Edison Gave to Job Seekers Today tech companies are infamous for asking silly questions at job interviews. How would I move Mount Fuji? If I knew that I probably wouldn't be sitting here for this job interview, would I, Microsoft? Take the test.
"11.04.2017 10:12:20" gizmodo.com United CEO Doubles Down, Blames Passenger Who Got His Ass Kicked by Police Yesterday, the world watched in horror as a 69-year-old man was dragged off a United flight in Chicago. The CEO of United Airlines, Oscar Munoz, said that he was sorry “for having to re-accommodate these customers.” And if you thought Munoz's “apology” United's new statement blames the passenger.
"11.04.2017 04:26:54" gizmodo.com Massive Texas Tire Fire Required EPA Rescue Odessa, Texas has been featured in pop culture landmarks like No Country For Old Men as the quintessential middle of nowhere town. It's so isolated that when an estimated 100,000 tires caught fire on Sunday, the closest fire hydrant was about four miles The drone footage is jaw-dropping.
"11.04.2017 02:08:46" gizmodo.com Citizenfour Documentarian Debuts Trailer for New Film About Wikileaks Filmmaker Laura Poitras has been documenting Julian Assange's exploits for six years. In that time, the Wikileaks founder has gone from liberal darling to Sarah Palin's favorite rootin'-tootin'-techy-guy. Now, Poitras has reached a point that she feels Assange may be insufferable, but Laura Poitras is excellent.
"11.04.2017 00:54:37" io9.gizmodo.com A Cruel King Rules a Wasteland of His Own Making in This Dystopian Short Writer-director Luke Jaden uses the vacant lots and abandoned buildings of his Detroit hometown to provide the setting for King Ripple—a sinister fairy tale about a young man whose desire to be left alone has turned him into a mass-murdering deity of Heed his warning or you'll be very, very sorry.
"11.04.2017 00:10:34" gizmodo.com One Officer Involved in Dragging Bloodied United Airlines Customer Has Been Placed on Leave Early Monday morning, everyone with an internet connection learned that if they fly on United Airlines, they run the risk of being forcibly ejected from their seat and left covered in blood. Now, the Chicago Department of Aviation says that one of the “The actions of the aviation security officer are obviously not condoned by the Department.”
"10.04.2017 23:12:31" io9.gizmodo.com The Ending of Lost Almost Featured a Giant Volcano The ending of Lost was almost much bigger than what audiences saw. Nothing was that different. The characters and island were always going to be what they ended up being. But, one big addition would have changed things significantly: a volcano. Just another Lost mystery.
"10.04.2017 22:41:31" io9.gizmodo.com Arrow Is Bringing Back a Character We're Actually Excited About Stephen Amell, who uses Twitter with the same force as a firehose, welcomed an old friend back to the set of Arrow. And while we are almost certain it's a flashback and not an actual return, I'm still good with it. Yes.
"10.04.2017 20:19:33" io9.gizmodo.com The Tall Man Unleashes His Signature Weapon in This Cheeky Phantasm Collection Promo Just about the only thing you don't get in The Phantasm Collection is your very own killer sphere—pity those aren't quite street legal. The set does include, however, all five Phantasm movie plus a boatload of extras included not just on the sixth bonus One of the scariest horror-movie weapons ever, every time.
"10.04.2017 19:49:40" gizmodo.com Take a Weirdly Hypnotizing Tour of America's Dying Malls The eerie quality of man-made structures that have become completely abandoned exists outside of Fukushima Daiichi's exclusion zone, where convenience stores and homes have stood utterly still since a reactor meltdown made the area uninhabitable in 2011. The ghosts of capitalism-past
"10.04.2017 19:40:47" io9.gizmodo.com The Trailer for The Osiris Child Is a Mash-Up of All the Scifi You Love What happens if you mashed up Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Mad Max, District 9, and Quentin Tarantino, then shoved the results into a Blockbuster Video? You'd get The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One, a crazy Australian scifi throwback. Want It's just like picking up a random sci-fi film from a video store.
"10.04.2017 19:16:43" io9.gizmodo.com Sense8 Is Much Better Than This Season Two Trailer, Just FYI Sense8 can be a very good show—it's got unbridled optimism and a daring willingness to play with big ideas. It's kind of like some really smart people got together and wrote a scifi show after ripping on a bong for 12 hours straight. But Sense8's big You are not stoned enough to watch this trailer.
"10.04.2017 18:56:06" gizmodo.com LeEco, China's Rising Tech Star, Can't Catch a Break A year ago, Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco, often known as “the Netflix of China,” was flying high. By many measures, the quickly growing company appeared poised to becomes a global consumer electronics powerhouse. How quickly things have changed course. The Chinese company that was going to buy TV maker Vizio, has had a change of heart.
"10.04.2017 18:49:34" gizmodo.com Google's AlphaGo Is About to Face Its Toughest Competition Yet Google's AlphaGo made history last year by becoming the first machine to defeat a top-ranked human Go player. It was an important AI milestone, but AlphaGo isn't getting off that easily. Next month, the expert system will partake in a five-day tournament Humans, the time for our redemption is at hand!
"10.04.2017 18:28:51" gizmodo.com 'Just Kill Me': Horrifying New Video Shows United Passenger Drooling Blood A disturbing new video has emerged showing the bloody outcome after a United passenger was savagely dragged off his overbooked flight after refusing to give up his seat to a United employee on stand-by. New video has emerged showing a United passenger covered in blood after being dragged off his overbooked flight for refusing to give up his seat.
"10.04.2017 18:27:41" io9.gizmodo.com Netflix Has Just the Right Director Adapting The Haunting of Hill House Into a Horror Series Mike Flanagan has got to be one of the busiest horror directors working today. On the heels of Hush, Before I Wake, and Ouija: Origin of Evil, he just wrapped Stephen King adaptation Gerald's Game for Netflix. Now, he's got another Netflix literary This sounds amazing (and potentially terrifying).
"10.04.2017 18:05:28" io9.gizmodo.com Mulder and Scully Are Returning in a Brand New X-Files Audio Book Fans hoping for a little more Mulder and Scully to go along with the recent TV return are in luck. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny lead a laundry list of X-Files cast members who are lending their voices to a brand new audio book. Duchovny and Anderson will reprise their iconic roles in a prequel to the latest TV show.
"10.04.2017 17:36:08" sploid.gizmodo.com The Twisted Logic Behind Why Airlines Sell Too Many Tickets Each year, tens of thousands of passengers get bumped from their scheduled flights because of overbooking. A new video from TED-Ed explains why companies do it, and why you have a right to be pissed off when it happens. Practical or unethical?
"10.04.2017 17:15:23" gizmodo.com Cadillac Has a Tesla-Like Autopilot Competitor It Promises Is Definitely Safe General Motors announced today that the new Cadillac CT6 will include a “Super Cruise” feature—described by the company as “the industry's first true hands-free driving technology for the highway.” The technology is similar to Tesla's Autopilot feature GM is introducing a "hands-free" driving option.
"10.04.2017 16:59:50" gizmodo.com Let's Boycott United Airlines United Airlines has been a real dick lately. On Monday morning, the world woke up to a very disturbing video of a hapless passenger being bloodied and dragged off an overbooked flight so that a United employee flying stand-by could fly instead. This is United is a bad airline, and you should stop giving it money
"10.04.2017 16:59:08" gizmodo.com Bone More to Save Your Species, Maybe! Boning is one of the most important actions in the evolutionary game. Who we bone ultimately decides what traits get passed on to the next generation, and whether we continue along as one species with a diverse set of traits, or if isolation of certain Hey baby, would you sexual select me?
"10.04.2017 16:15:31" gizmodo.com Read the Surprisingly Mushy Love Texts Alabama's Disgraced Governor Sent a Former Staffer Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, 74, is expected to resign this week following the release of a 3,000-page impeachment probe report that includes a series of truly cringe-worthy love messages the governor sent Rebekah Caldwell Mason, his former senior This guy is in deep shit.
"10.04.2017 16:13:00" gizmodo.com NYPD's Proposed Body Camera Policies Are a Disaster for Police Accountability On Friday, the New York Police Department, the largest police department in the US with about 34,000 officers, released its body camera policies. The NYPD held extensive public comments and met with several civil rights groups, but the policies are The NYPD is letting officers review body camera footage before making statements and admits that requesting footage is a “slow and cumbersome” process.
"10.04.2017 15:18:26" fieldguide.gizmodo.com How HTTPS Website Security Is Making the Internet Safer From Snoopers You may have noticed in your travels around the internet that your browser's address bar occasionally turns green and displays a padlock—that's HTTPS, or a secure version of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, swinging into action. This little green padlock The web is a little safer than it used to be.
"10.04.2017 14:55:47" gizmodo.com Here Are the Jobs the Census Bureau Can't Fill Because of Trump's Stupid Hiring Freeze President Donald Trump (man, that's still hard to type) enacted a federal hiring freeze as one of his first acts after taking office. We've looked at the jobs that are currently sitting vacant at NASA, the Patent and Trademark Office, and the National Donald J Trump is screwing over the U.S. Census Bureau
"10.04.2017 14:20:26" gizmodo.com The Great Barrier Reef Is Officially in Very Big Trouble For the second time in 12 months, Australia's Great Barrier Reef has experienced a severe coral bleaching event. A recent investigation shows that two-thirds of the reef is now a sickly white hue, and it's not immediately clear if the iconic ecosystem So sad.
"10.04.2017 13:58:56" gizmodo.com Hired Goon Drags Man Off United Flight After He Refuses to Give Up Seat On Sunday, a man was forcibly dragged off a United flight headed from Chicago to Louisville after he refused to give up his seat to a United employee who “needed to be in Louisville” for a flight the following day, The Courier-Journal reports. After passengers boarded, United reportedly announced the flight would not take off until four stand-by employees got seats.
"10.04.2017 13:57:53" io9.gizmodo.com DC's Movie Universe May Make 2019 the Year of the Batman Plus more rumors about the future of DC's movieverse beyond the Bat-Family. Joe Manganiello wants to make his own Dungeons & Dragons movie. Plus, new details about Supreme Leader Snoke in The Last Jedi. Spoilers now! Plus even more from the DCEU's future, and Steven Moffat on the shadier side of Matt Lucas' Doctor Who character.
"10.04.2017 13:36:15" io9.gizmodo.com Thor Loses More Than Just His Hammer in the First Trailer for Thor: Ragnarok Thor's latest villain—Hela, the Goddess of Death—is already proving to be his biggest rival yet in our first look at the next Thor movie. Mjolnir is gone, Asgard is sundered, and most shockingly of all: the God of Thunder's been given a haircut. Giant helmets, haircuts, and a friend from work—our first look at Thor: Ragnarok has it all.
"10.04.2017 11:25:30" gizmodo.com What Would the Cops Look Like If You Lived in a Futuristic Authoritarian Police State? I'd like you to imagine a crazy, far-out scenario for a moment. Close your eyes and try to picture what it would look like if you lived in a militarized police state with authoritarian tendencies. What do you see? U-S-A! U-S-A!
"10.04.2017 10:36:22" paleofuture.gizmodo.com Happy Inception Date to Blade Runner Replicant Leon Kowalski It's April 10, 2017, and you know what that means. Yes, it's the 276th anniversary of the Battle of Mollwitz (everybody knows that), but it also happens to be Leon Kowalski's birthday. Well, Leon's inception day to be precise. Who's Leon Kowalski? He's a They grow up so fast.
"10.04.2017 00:30:41" gizmodo.com How To Turn Dry Pasta Into a Rocket Engine You may not realize it, but your kitchen is one of the most well-stocked chemistry sets you could ever hope for. NASA might rely on giant laboratories and factories to build its rocket engines, but all you need is a piece of pasta, a jar, some hydrogen peroxide, and a little yeast.
"09.04.2017 22:52:39" gizmodo.com Take a Deep Dive Into Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing! Mavis Beacon was a fake character dreamed up by a video game marketing team. But don't tell the internet that. Much like the misremembered phenomenon of the non-existent Sinbad movie Shazam that people insist was real, there are still netizens that claim Mavis Beacon may not be real but her game's story is still fascinating.
"09.04.2017 20:39:04" sploid.gizmodo.com Lemmings In HoloLens Adds New Dimension to Animal Suicide One of the most exciting things about HoloLens is that no one is entirely sure what to do with it. It's a game-changing device that's bound to bring some revolutionary new applications. So far, developers have been getting the hang of it by adapting old Give us the HoloLens already!
"09.04.2017 20:30:07" gizmodo.com The Nearly Mile-Wide Diamond Mine That Helped Build the Soviet Union Building empires takes money. And building industrial empires takes diamonds, not just for cash, but for the machines and tools that need them to operate. In a remote corner of Siberia, the Mir diamond mine was responsible for funneling diamonds into The Mir diamond mine is so deep, helicopters can't even fly over it.
"09.04.2017 19:03:56" gizmodo.com 156 Hacked Emergency Sirens Show Dallas Officials That They Have a Security Problem Residents of Dallas, Texas received a rude awakening around midnight on Friday night. Officials have confirmed that 156 emergency sirens simultaneously blared a warning: the system has been hacked. Attack or helpful public service announcement?
"09.04.2017 18:38:43" fieldguide.gizmodo.com How to Avoid Unwanted Communications on Social Media That recent tech innovation known as the internet has made keeping in touch with family and friends easier than ever—but it might also have brought you some unwelcome attention from people you'd rather not keep up correspondence with. If you want to For when the place for friends doesn't feel so friendly.
"09.04.2017 18:09:18" io9.gizmodo.com Blacksmiths Use Fire to Make 'Ice,' Ned Stark's Killer Sword from Game of Thrones The Man at Arms crew is at it again, taking on one of the coolest (and most challenging) swords in modern-day fantasy: Ice from Game of Thrones. Next up... Oathkeeper?
"09.04.2017 16:55:42" io9.gizmodo.com Disney Could Go Westworld With New Patent Filing for Soft 'Humanoid' Robots A new patent filing for Disney hints at a dark, apocalyptic future at Disney's amusement parks... or even in your own home. Just kidding, it's fine, everything's fine. It's only robots. What could possibly go wrong? The prototype design is very familiar.
"09.04.2017 16:30:12" gizmodo.com Here's How Hot Your City Could Be By 2100 If Climate Change Goes Unchecked If we continue down this path, according to a new study by Climate Central, in 2100, summers in Boston will feel more like sticky Miami—and summers in Miami will feel like toasty Harlingen, Texas. Things don't look too good for us if we keep going down the path that we're on.
"09.04.2017 15:59:04" gizmodo.com Video Game Maker Sparks Outrage With Trademark of 'Cyberpunk' Video game fans have been anticipating the latest franchise from CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077, for years. But only recently did it come to light that the makers of The Witcher franchise had trademarked the term “Cyberpunk” and this week some fans cried The name of the genre that is based on anti-corporate sentiment is owned by a corporation.
"09.04.2017 12:30:35" gizmodo.com Yes, Time Travel Is Possible — And Here's How Time travel's been one of man's wildest fantasies for centuries. It's long been a popular trend in movies and fiction, inspiring everything from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol to H.G. Wells' The Time Machine to the Charlton Heston shrine that is The The most fantastic thing about time travel? We can probably pull it off.
"09.04.2017 00:30:50" io9.gizmodo.com Why Agnosticism Probably Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means The current culture war doesn't leave much room for agnostics. There's much more to being an agnostic than being unable to make up your mind.
"08.04.2017 21:44:39" gizmodo.com A Brain-Invading Parasite Is Believed to Be Spreading Because of Climate Change Health officials in Hawaii have been warning residents not to touch snails or slugs with their bare hands because of an increase in cases of people coming into contact with a rare parasitic infection known as a rat lungworm. Experts are blaming its sudden Everything about this is vile.
"08.04.2017 20:57:28" io9.gizmodo.com Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Sounds Insanely Awesome in German One of the latest international teasers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is out, and it's got a few cute moments... including a brief shot of dancing Baby Groot. But holy hell, German Guardians sound amazing. I'm already regretting minoring in French. It's a solid voice cast.
"08.04.2017 20:30:08" io9.gizmodo.com Here's How Astronauts Actually Cook In Space Space is full of mysteries, but one in particular has been weighing on our minds lately: How's the food up there? Here's how space meals get made, the best astronaut food hacks, and the experiment that showed just where the best french fries in the galaxy Here's how a space meal really gets made.
"08.04.2017 18:58:34" gizmodo.com Japan's Scientists Believe They'll Be the First to Reach Earth's Mantle Once again, scientists are looking inward to explore the next frontier. Researchers at Japan's Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) announced this week that an excavation is planned in which the team will attempt to successfully drill Drill baby, drill.
"08.04.2017 17:43:41" io9.gizmodo.com X-Men Nightcrawler Cat Is Kind of a Dick This mutant means business.
"08.04.2017 17:11:35" fieldguide.gizmodo.com How to Copy Your Favorite Instagram Filters in Photoshop Before it started obsessing about copying Snapchat, Instagram's main goal was getting your phone photos looking their best. The app's smart image processing doesn't have to stay locked on your mobile though—you can replicate the effects in Photoshop or Take your filter game to the next level.
"08.04.2017 16:44:06" gizmodo.com Online Sales Blamed for Increase in Dog Attacks on Mail Carriers It's a cartoon cliche that's a cliche for a reason. Mail carriers really do live in fear of Fido. And now that Americans are increasingly doing their shopping online, the beleaguered members of the U.S. Postal Service have been getting bitten by dogs more Consider the delivery person.
"08.04.2017 16:31:15" gizmodo.com How Far Do You Actually Run While Playing Different Sports? While watching sports, have you ever stopped (midway through a bowl of Cheetos) to wonder, "How far are those guys actually running?" It's a common question, one that's historically been subject mostly to guesswork, Thanks to some recent technological developments we can now actually apply some data to it.
"08.04.2017 15:54:55" io9.gizmodo.com Anthony Hopkins Calls Michael Bay a 'Genius' and 'Savant' Anthony Hopkins has worked with some of the best in the business, like Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone. The latest visionary director to earn Sir Hopkins' favor? None other than the king of explosions, Michael Bay. "He's the same ilk as Oliver Stone and Spielberg and Scorsese."
"08.04.2017 13:23:24" gizmodo.com Going to The Caveman Dentist Was Probably a Nightmare If you think your experience with the dentist is scary, just think about how bad the caveman dentist's office would have been. There'd be no painkillers, no drills, and the fillings would be made from tar and plant fibers. And god, what would the awkward *Cring*
"08.04.2017 12:30:29" gizmodo.com 19th Century New York Was Covered in an Insane Web of Telephone Wires Alexander Graham Bell may have invented the telephone in 1875, but the first phone installation didn't come about for another three years. And that's what makes these photos from 1887 so incredible; this tangled mass of telephone wires had already wound It took a massive snowstorm for the city's officials think that it might be a good idea to bury telephone lines instead of weaving them around buildings.
"08.04.2017 11:58:32" gizmodo.com Dumbass Almost Hit By Train Because the Future is Too Damn Quiet Authorities in Auckland, New Zealand are urging all dumbasses to look both ways before they cross train tracks, after a local dumbass was nearly hit yesterday. But in fairness to the dumbass, the new electric trains in the area are pretty quiet. Too This is terrifying.
"08.04.2017 08:37:43" gizmodo.com Scientists Want to Do Some Crazy Physics Using Scrapped Medical Equipment An old MRI machine took a several-week boat journey around the world last week. Scientists are going to gut it, replace the bed, and try to understand the secrets of the universe with it—because, why not? Where do MRI machines go when they die?
"08.04.2017 01:48:54" io9.gizmodo.com Star Wars Episode IX Will Reportedly Feature Previously Shot Footage of Carrie Fisher The loss of Carrie Fisher was a huge blow to those who loved her, both on- and off-screen. Inevitably, it also raised questions about the future of her iconic Star Wars character. We've known for awhile that she'd already completed work on The Last Jedi Leia's story may continue beyond the next film.
"08.04.2017 01:28:09" gizmodo.com These Are the Wildly Advanced Space Exploration Concepts Being Considered by NASA Earlier today, NASA announced funding for 22 projects as part of its Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. From a planet hopping laser-driven sail and a solar powered Venusian weather balloon to an autonomous rover on Pluto, the future of space The next era of space exploration awaits.
"08.04.2017 01:01:10" io9.gizmodo.com Even Shape-Shifting Aliens Will Love This Gorgeous Art Inspired by John Carpenter's The Thing It's been 35 years since Kurt Russell, Keith David, Wilford Brimley, and the rest of the salty McMurdo crew fought an interstellar invader in deepest Antarctica. A new book celebrating John Carpenter's The Thing shows how inspirational the scifi horror Proof that the movie has inspired countless artists.
"08.04.2017 00:31:08" io9.gizmodo.com Henry Cavill Screen-Tested for Man of Steel in Christopher Reeve's Iconic Superman Suit The Man of Steel Superman costume is a perfectly fine rendition of Superman's classic look, if a little muted in color. But somewhere in an alternate world Henry Cavill took to the silver screen in the classic Superman costume of the original comics, just The classic suit still looks fantastic.
"07.04.2017 23:33:20" io9.gizmodo.com How Good Are the 'Best' Star Wars Books, Really? Next week, Timothy Zahn's Thrawn, a book about the rise to power of everyone's favorite grand admiral, will be released. I've never anticipated a Star Wars book more, and now seems like the right time to look back at the books that introduced him and Next week, Thrawn returns to Star Wars books. Let's look back.
"07.04.2017 23:10:49" gizmodo.com Scientists Found a Good Use for Surplus Sperm A team of German scientists were wondering how to deliver medications into the female reproductive tract and realized, hey, why come up with something new? The human body already produces its own little machines perfectly suited to deliver their goods to Let's just equip sperm with little hats
"07.04.2017 22:45:46" io9.gizmodo.com The Gif Party Will Not Be Denied Some weeks are long and full of fear and horror. That's why the gif party is here for you to have a bit of a release. Fill the comments with the gifs you want to see. Bring out your gifs
"07.04.2017 22:08:31" gizmodo.com FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Just Doesn't Want to Do Shit, Eh? You know that feeling when you just really cannot be bothered to do any work? Of course you do! It's Friday afternoon. You're staring at the screen, waiting in vain for Twitter to provide some decent distractions, maybe scrolling through OpenTable for That Friday feeling when you don't want to regulate net neutrality anymore
"07.04.2017 21:45:11" io9.gizmodo.com These Posters for Indie Horror Film The Void Are Video Store-Ready, If That Was Still a Thing The indie horror film The Void opens on demand and in limited release today. To celebrate, three new posters have been released. Evocative, creepy posters that would have fit in perfectly at a video store in the 1980s or 1990s. Paging Blockbuster video.