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"06.12.2016 05:29:37" gizmodo.com If You Want Them to Put Down the iPad, You Must Become the Pony Each day, millions of parents try to limit their children's screen time, but the allure of TVs and tablets seems almost impossible for some kids to resist. Thankfully, there's now a solution to this daily struggle: You simply become The Pony. The Pony shall set you free.
"06.12.2016 04:19:03" gizmodo.com Find Someone Who Looks at You Like Mark Zuckerberg Looks at Vin Diesel On Sunday, Mark Zuckerberg interviewed Vin Diesel on Facebook Live before they took the stage together at the Breakthrough Awards—Silicon Valley's own sort of Nobel prize-Oscars hybrid, which gave $25 million to scientists this year. I hope to be so lucky.
"06.12.2016 04:03:05" sploid.gizmodo.com Watching This Dude Sit and Spin on the Edge of a Building Is So Nerve Wrecking This is very probably one of the scariest places you can park your bum: at the very edge of a corner of a very tall building in downtown Toronto. To make it even worse, Oleg Cricket, the guy in the video, decided it would be a perfect time to start Even sitting down can be scary
"06.12.2016 03:33:19" gizmodo.com Theranos Can't Even Send a Goddamn Email Right At this point, it would almost be bigger news if blood-testing startup turned blood-testing fuck up Theranos managed to do something right. Nevertheless, the company continues to amaze, somehow outdoing every embarrassing error with an even dumber and Whoops
"06.12.2016 03:17:04" io9.gizmodo.com The Transformers: The Last Knight Trailer Is Appropriately Insane and Over the Top Say what you want about the Transformers movies, and we all have, but there's no denying they deliver spectacle on a level unto themselves. That trend looks like it'll continue with the fifth film, Transformers: The Last Knight. Yup, that's a Michael Bay Transformers movie all right.
"06.12.2016 02:19:10" gizmodo.com In 2019 We Might Finally Get Our Space Coins On Monday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that requires the Secretary of the Treasury to issue a special commemorate coin for the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Apollo moon landing. The bill, titled H.R. 2726 demands the Treasury create a Imagine a world with a space penny, a space nickel, a space dime and a space quarter.
"06.12.2016 02:07:58" gizmodo.com Scientists Shoot Lasers at Bird in Goggles to Unravel the Mysteries of Flight Even when unlocking the very secrets of the universe, one must always put safety first. That's why researchers at Stanford University 3D-printed a pair of tiny safety goggles before teaching a parrot to fly through lasers. Sounds legit
"06.12.2016 01:26:07" gizmodo.com Twitter and Facebook Randomly Crack Down on Terrorist Videos After EU Warning Monday, Twitter announced it would come together with Facebook, Microsoft and YouTube to stop terrorist content online by creating a shared database of “'hashes' — unique digital 'fingerprints' — for violent terrorist imagery or terrorist recruitment Twitter, along with Facebook, Youtube and Microsoft, will created a shared database of “unique digital 'fingerprints' for violent terrorist imagery or terrorist recruitment videos or images" they remove from their platforms.
"06.12.2016 00:37:12" gizmodo.com Apple's Excuse For Random iPhone Shutdowns Sounds Weird But OK After Apple announced it would offer customers replacement batteries for the iPhone 6S batch that randomly shuts off, the company now knows why the problem occurred: air. Specifically, ambient air a crucial battery component was exposed to for too long. Air.
"06.12.2016 00:00:01" gizmodo.com Scientists Just Used CRISPR to Treat a Horrible Genetic Disorder in Mice Hemophilia is a devastating genetic condition—without the ability to form blood clots, those who have it risk bleeding to death from even the slightest cut. Whoa.
"05.12.2016 23:48:00" io9.gizmodo.com George Lucas Likes Rogue One More Than Force Awakens, and Other Fun Facts We Learned This Weekend We attended the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story press event over the weekend, ahead of the movie's release next week. Spoilers were, of course, verboten—but fun facts and random nuggets were not. Here are five things we learned from a pair of press When you put a guy in a unitard on stilts, hilarity is inevitable.
"05.12.2016 23:35:56" jalopnik.com How a Craigslist Scammer Tried to Steal My Mom's Car I was the target of a Craigslist scammer. Because everyone sucks, sometimes. It's possible a scammer with more skill could potentially pull something like this off.
"05.12.2016 23:23:04" gizmodo.com Good News, Ghost Spiders Can Fly 2016 was a difficult year and 2017 doesn't stand to get any better, so here's the bad news—the ghost spiders have flown over to a remote island, evolving into new species scientists were previously unaware of. In order to fly, spiders use a technique Fun fact about these new spiders: males have unusually small genitalia.
"05.12.2016 23:20:56" sploid.gizmodo.com Literal Bohemian Rhapsody Lyrics Used Literally in a Goofy Short There's not much more I can add to this because it's just the lyrics of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody sillily played out in a short film. And since Bohemian Rhapsody is like the second or third most well known song in the US of A after, like, Happy Birthday Haha, this is silly and fun
"05.12.2016 23:08:28" gizmodo.com Welcome to Nordstrom, Can I Interest You in This Fancy Rock? The American home is replete with all manner of overpriced baubles and trinkets. But is your idlic suburban ranch house truly complete with an $85 rock in a bespoke leather pouch? Nordstrom thinks not. For the man who has everything except a rock in a bag
"05.12.2016 23:05:42" gizmodo.com Absurd 'Co-Living Space' WeLive Is Jacking Up Its Prices The price of communal living at New York's WeLive, the lavish space operated by co-working giant WeWork, is about to go up. In a statement, WeWork described how "incredibly pleased" the company was with WeLive's "performance."
"05.12.2016 22:42:34" io9.gizmodo.com Westworld Won't Be Back Until 2018 It's a good thing the season one finale of Westworld left so many things for viewers to discuss. They're going to be waiting a long time for it to return. Best not to rush it, right?
"05.12.2016 20:41:52" gizmodo.com Trump Just Met With Al Gore To Discuss Climate Change Trump may never remove that dumb tweet about climate change being a Chinese hoax, but there are signs that our prez-elect is warming up to the notion that maybe—just maybe!—global warming isn't a liberal conspiracy. The latest signal came on Monday, when Well, it's a start.
"05.12.2016 20:06:50" gizmodo.com Pizzagaters Aren't Giving This Shit Up For months, 4chan and Reddit users have delved deep into the emails of John Podesta as they were released by Wikileaks and concluded that the emails contained coded language about a secret child-trafficking ring operating out of Comet Ping Pong, a Maybe don't make money by adding fuel to an unsubstantiated conspiracy
"05.12.2016 19:32:26" sploid.gizmodo.com I Lost Track of How Many Car Crashes Happened in This One Snowy Intersection It snowed in Montreal today and, well, things got kind of crazy on the road. I don't know how many car crashes happened in this one wild intersection, but from what I can gather, the icy roads basically turned all the cars, trucks, and buses into giant Winter is coming
"05.12.2016 19:09:11" io9.gizmodo.com If You Go to the Westworld Website Right Now, There Are a Few Answers Waiting for You Not a ton of answers, but a few clarifying things are there. As well as some foreshadowing for season two. In a choose-your-own-adventure type conversation where you don't actually have that many choices, a host wakes up and tells you bits of what you This should clear up some things
"05.12.2016 18:50:10" gizmodo.com 40,000 LEDs Change the Color of This Lexus in a Flash Can't decide what color Lexus to get? With the company's one-of-a-kind LIT IS sedan, you can choose a different color, design, and even animation every morning as you head off to work. Instead of paint, the vehicle is covered in 41,999 programmable LEDs Try a new color every day of the week.
"05.12.2016 18:19:41" gizmodo.com Eating a Handful of Nuts Each Day Could Help You Live Longer A sweeping analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20 grams of nuts each day are less likely to develop potentially fatal conditions such as cancer and heart disease. “It's quite a substantial effect for such a small amount of food.”
"05.12.2016 17:11:03" io9.gizmodo.com How The Mummy Will Kick Off the New Universal Monsters Universe “Welcome to a new world of Gods and Monsters.” That's the tagline for The Mummy, the 2017 Tom Cruise movie which just released its first trailer, and the statement is true in more ways than one. If all goes according to plan, The Mummy will be the first Basically, Russell Crowe is their Nick Fury.
"05.12.2016 17:02:06" gizmodo.com The Story Behind the Viral Video of That Dude Who Socked a Kangaroo It seems like just yesterday we were all watching that viral video of a hardcore Australian dude punching a kangaroo to save a dog. (Oh, it was.) But now, the backstory has allegedly come to light. "We laughed at him for chucking such a shit punch."
"05.12.2016 16:50:27" gizmodo.com We Finally Know the Immense Weight of Humanity's Footprint It should be obvious to everyone at this point that humans are having an enormous impact on the planet. But how much, exactly, does our collective footprint weigh? It may sound odd, but a new scientific paper is offering an answer to that very question: a Thirty trillion tons.
"05.12.2016 16:34:50" jalopnik.com The Russian SUV Carrying Fidel Castro's Remains Broke Down Mid-Procession The ashes of Cuba's fallen ruler Fidel Castro were carried to his final resting place this weekend by, fittingly, a Russian UAZ 3151 military vehicle. And perhaps also appropriately, it broke down mid-procession, forcing soldiers to push the vehicle down Russian cars are bad.
"05.12.2016 16:23:05" gizmodo.com This Giant Car Condom Is the Easiest Way To Keep Your Vehicle Clean If you avoid trips to the beach because you don't want your car getting filled with sand, or won't buy a real Christmas tree because you don't want to spend weeks cleaning up pine needles, this giant car condom will keep the inside of your vehicle looking Buying a real Christmas tree this year? You need this for your car.
"05.12.2016 16:17:07" paleofuture.gizmodo.com This Handheld Scanner Was Supposed to Change My Life, But I've Never Been More Disappointed In a Gadget Do you ever want a gadget to be good, and it's not good? Like it's bad? That's the Dacuda Pocketscan, a $95 handheld scanner that looked like my dream tool. Instead, it proved to be a disappointing hunk of plastic that made me wish I lived 30 years in the It was supposed to be the gadget of my dreams.
"05.12.2016 16:09:34" io9.gizmodo.com The Westworld Finale Finally Turned Dolores Into a Character Worth Caring About Westworld finished its first season last night. Most of the time, we learned exactly what we expected to— but that didn't stop the show from delivering as many punches as it could on the way there. Like the show as a whole, the finale was satisfying and frustrating in turns.
"05.12.2016 15:52:07" gizmodo.com Watch How High These Crazy Birds Have to Jump to Get Laid The next time you get rejected, thank your lucky stars you're not a male widowbird, the poor creature who has to jump really high for a long time just to get a little bit of attention and, if all goes according to plan, some action. Anything for a little action.
"05.12.2016 15:42:03" gizmodo.com Researchers Can Create Perfect CG Dentures Using Just a Video of Your Teeth As we work towards crossing the uncanny valley so that computer-generated humans don't look like horrific plastic mannequins, every last facial feature needs to be recreated perfectly. That even includes teeth, which can now be digitized using nothing but Dentists should really use this technology too.
"05.12.2016 15:33:44" jezebel.com 'We Don't Go Until They Do': Cautious Celebration and Skepticism At Standing Rock STANDING ROCK—On Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that they won't allow a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline to be drilled under the Missouri River, near tribal lands belonging to the Standing Rock Sioux. In one sense, it's a triumphant For now, no one at Standing Rock is going anywhere.
"05.12.2016 15:22:03" gizmodo.com Amazon Tests Grocery Store With No Checkout Amazon just officially announced its long rumored grocery store, and it actually looks pretty neat. The concept is that there's no place to checkout. You just tap your phone on some sort of detector when you walk in and then walk out with your food. Once This looks like it could be the future of shopping.
"05.12.2016 15:08:11" gizmodo.com What Scientists Found Inside This Burmese Python's Stomach Will Blow Your Mind After performing an autopsy on a bloated Burmese python, scientists in Florida were shocked to discover the remains of three white-tailed deer. What a menace.
"05.12.2016 15:07:02" io9.gizmodo.com On The Walking Dead, Stupidity Is Suddenly a Much Bigger Problem Than Zombies If you're invested in a TV series, it can be tough watching the protagonist making a decision you know to be dumb. If three protagonists all make a dumb decision—the same dumb decision—it can be agonizing. Last night's episode features three of our The Walking Dead is desperately trying to set up its midseason finale after spinning its wheels for most of the season.
"05.12.2016 14:34:05" gizmodo.com Explosion at Philadelphia Power Station Unleashes the Foam An explosion at a power substation in Philadelphia left 2,700 people without power and set off the station's fire suppression systems. Then, an impressive quantity of foam spewed out and eventually spilled over into an street below. It's foam time!
"05.12.2016 14:31:51" io9.gizmodo.com New Arrow Season Finale Details Tease the End of the Show's Flashbacks Get new behind-the-scenes looks at Transformers: The Last Knight and Jumanji. The Rebels have trust issues in a new clip from Rogue One. Netflix sets a date for Sense8 season two. Plus, tons of new pictures from the Doctor Who Christmas special, and new Plus new clips from Rogue One, Assassin's Creed, and the Agents of SHIELD midseason finale.
"05.12.2016 14:06:04" fieldguide.gizmodo.com The Best Apps for Sharing Photos Privately For a lot of us, the 0nly reason you even snap a photo in the first place is so you can share it with family and friends. The problem is, most of the time you don't want to blast all of your friends on Facebook or Twitter with pictures from your kid's There are better options than Facebook.
"05.12.2016 05:50:41" gizmodo.com BMW Remotely Locks Stolen Car With Alleged Thief Still Inside Last week, a suspected thief's getaway vehicle turned into his jail cell when BMW employees managed to track and remotely lock a stolen car in Seattle, according to police. Bum ride
"05.12.2016 03:38:09" io9.gizmodo.com Here's Your Spoiler-Filled Place to Share All Your Westworld Finale Thoughts Westworld's only needed 10 episodes to get under our skins in a big way. We'll have the full recap tomorrow, but since time and the internet wait for no one, here's a safe space to have as many spoiler-filled discussions as you want. Want to talk about what just went down in the Westworld finale? [Warning: All spoilers allowed!]
"05.12.2016 03:37:06" gizmodo.com This Is How a Dog Wears Pants Last year, the internet wondered how a dog might wear pants. We now have the answer, thanks to a dog found in Bellevue, Washington. The pup sported a green baseball sweater and pants on his hind legs. Now we know.
"05.12.2016 03:20:52" gizmodo.com Cops: Shooter Arrested at DC Pizzeria Was There to 'Investigate' Online Conspiracy Theory According to police, a North Carolina man arrested after firing an assault rifle in a Washington, D.C. pizza parlor this weekend claimed he came there to investigate “Pizzagate,” an online conspiracy theory popularized on Reddit and subsequently banned The gunman told police he came to "self-investigate" Pizzagate.
"05.12.2016 02:17:29" io9.gizmodo.com The First Mummy Trailer Looks Like Mission Impossible With Monsters Despite what it may look like at the start, this is not a trailer for Mission: Impossible 6. Sure, there's Tom Cruise, on a plane, in the middle of a huge action scene. But once the ancient evil lady starts walking around, it's obvious this is something The latest reincarnation of The Mummy does not star Brendan Frasier. Nor is it set in the past.
"05.12.2016 01:39:07" io9.gizmodo.com Jared Leto's Joker Wasn't Always So Twisted Could you imagine a world where the Joker wasn't so twisted? If you didn't like Suicide Squad because of its campiness, these early images show just how much more over the top it could have been.
"05.12.2016 01:15:39" gizmodo.com 2016's Supposed 'Photo of the Year' Is a Big Fat Fake Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water ... it totally was. Trust no one.
"05.12.2016 00:58:33" gizmodo.com Lisa From TSA Wants You to Pick Up Your Laptop, Thanks In October and November, around 70 people left their laptops at a single airport security checkpoint at the Newark Airport. It's not only the cheap stuff that's gets abandoned—a fair amount of Macbooks are getting left behind as well. Please go rescue your laptop. It's not too late.
"05.12.2016 00:05:10" gizmodo.com EU to Facebook and Twitter: Crack Down on Hate Speech, Or Else On Sunday, the European Commission warned Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube and Microsoft that if the companies do not address their hate speech problems, the EU will enact legislation that will force them to do so. Or else!
"04.12.2016 22:25:30" gizmodo.com Virgin Galactic Is Finally Back in the Sky On Saturday, with the large grin of Richard Branson to see it off, Virgin Galactic's second SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, completed its first free flight over the Mojave Desert. According to Virgin Galactic, this was the fifth flight VSS Unity and its carrier plane have taken together, but Saturday was the first time Unity flew by itself.
"04.12.2016 21:13:22" io9.gizmodo.com Every Hint and Clue We Found in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Teaser Trailer We got our first good, long look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 last night, and while it was very short on details—and even characters—there were still a number of interesting things to pull out of it. As usual, we've done the work so you won't have to There's a lot of slimy stabbing.
"04.12.2016 20:22:20" io9.gizmodo.com Here's Why You Should Be Watching Netflix's Brazilian Sci-Fi Series 3% Right after Thanksgiving, the hills were alive with the sound of Gilmore Girls. However, that same day, a new Netflix original series slipped in through the cracks, and it's one I think every sci-fi fan should support: 3%. It's science fiction from a non-American perspective.
"04.12.2016 19:24:09" sploid.gizmodo.com Hardcore Dude Socks Kangaroo to Save Dog Pretty much every kind of flora and fauna in Australia can kill you. Seriously, take it from someone who was born there: Every crazy story you hear about Australian wildlife probably has some basis in reality. After he spotted a kangaroo roughing up a dog, this unknown, plaid-shirted hero decided to take things into his own hands.
"04.12.2016 19:12:13" gizmodo.com How Planet Hunters Will Find the Next Earth Twenty years ago, discovering another Earth sounded like a science fictional dream. But within a generation, astronomers now believe we might do just that. "Finding evidence of life beyond Earth is not a pipe dream."
"03.12.2016 23:28:16" io9.gizmodo.com We're Hooked on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer Marvel's released the latest teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and it's got so much Baby Groot, it's almost too cute to handle. I am Groot!
"03.12.2016 22:45:02" gizmodo.com Twist! World's Largest Tech Company Warns Against Too Much Regulation In a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Apple's Director of Product Integrity Steve Kenner asked regulators not to impose too many restrictions on testing self-driving cars. Give me robo-freedom or give me death?
"03.12.2016 20:28:18" gizmodo.com What Hath Bee Movie Wrought? Bee Movie—Dreamworks' 2007 animated cult classic that details the romance between a bee (Jerry Seinfeld) and a human woman (Renée Zellweger)—has long served as the inspiration behind the internet's weirdest memes. Recently it's paved the way for something A good meme reminds you how dumb, pointless and incredibly fun things can be.
"03.12.2016 16:29:33" gizmodo.com 9 Dead, 25 Missing After Fire Breaks Out at Oakland Rave An electronic dance music party came to a tragic end late Friday night when a fire broke out, leaving at least nine dead and another 25 people unaccounted for. The evening was part of Golden Donna's west coast tour—a DJ from Madison, Wisconsin. The fire This is one of the most deadly single-structure fires in Oakland's history.
"03.12.2016 15:38:54" gizmodo.com Gutting NASA's Earth Science Division Would Send Research Back to the Dark Ages Norm Nelson is interested in what makes the oceans tick. As a biological oceanographer at UC Santa Barbara, his research draws connections between sunlight and phytoplankton, the tiny green microbes that power the marine carbon cycle. There are plenty of There is too much at stake for this.
"03.12.2016 00:57:56" sploid.gizmodo.com Watching These Cards Get Shuffled Is Hypnotizing as Hell Eliot Slevin, his flexible fingers, and his mastery of cardistry can turn a normal deck of cards into a beautifully choreographed dance that seems to tweak gravity (and can probably even cause hypnosis if you stare too long). The movement of the cards is Basically magic
"02.12.2016 23:44:06" sploid.gizmodo.com Seeing Random Things Like Styrofoam and Cardboard Get Shredded Makes Me Feel All Tingly The ASMR effect is very pronounced in this video of cardboard and styrofoam getting shredded, because it all just sounds so damn pleasant. Or, well, it's pleasant if you like having a tingling sensation run around your ears and all the way down your Soooooothing
"02.12.2016 22:59:58" io9.gizmodo.com The Spectral Trailer Proves Bullets Don't Do Jack Against Killer Ghosts On December 9, Netflix is dropping a movie that was supposed to be in theaters over the summer. It's called Spectral, and while all the signs point to it being really bad, the first trailer is really good. Think Black Hawk Down meets Ghostbusters, but on Netflix.
"02.12.2016 22:49:53" io9.gizmodo.com If You're Focused on Solving Westworld's 'Mysteries,' You're Missing the Point There's a ton of anticipation heading into Sunday's 90-minute long Westworld finale. With just a 10-episode first season, the show is already an obsession for the millions of people tuning in every week. Lots of time has been spent by fans trying to piece You might be missing out.
"02.12.2016 21:38:19" io9.gizmodo.com Jai Courtney Chased the Director of Suicide Squad Around the Set Naked, and I Wish I Was Surprised I'm not surprised this happened. I'm not even surprised that there's a photo of it. This is actually one of the more charming tales we've heard. But I am slightly surprised that there are still Suicide Squad set stories to tell. How are we still hearing weird stories from this movie?
"02.12.2016 21:25:12" gizmodo.com DirecTV Now Is a Just Another Failed Attempt at Streaming Live TV Watching Turner & Hooch and crying, because I'd completely forgotten the dog dies, I came to a conclusion. Not about the film I'd been streaming on my laptop for the last two hours—but about the service I'd been streaming it from. AT&T's DirecTV Now is Do not subscribe.
"02.12.2016 21:03:23" gizmodo.com FCC Says AT&T's DirecTV Plan Violates Net Neutrality One of the features of AT&T's new DirecTV Now streaming TV service is that using the service won't count against AT&T wireless users' data caps. AT&T also also exempts mobile app usage for regular DirecTV customers on its wireless network. Now, the FCC About that zero-rating...
"02.12.2016 20:41:16" sploid.gizmodo.com What Post-Apocalyptic Worlds Look Like in Movies It's always nice (in a totally twisted way) to remind yourself of how bad things in the world could get by watching movies set in a post-apocalyptic future. They're always desolate and grim, lonely and uninviting, terribly sad and just plain awful places Bleak
"02.12.2016 20:28:10" gizmodo.com Facebook Spends $20 Million to Quiet Gentrification Critics Near Its Headquarters Facebook is making good on its promise to build affordable housing near its headquarters in Menlo Park. The social media giant announced plans on Friday to build new housing in the area to offset concerns about the controversial 1.1 million square-foot Hush money.
"02.12.2016 20:20:39" io9.gizmodo.com Bryan Fuller Makes It Very Clear That He's No Longer Involved With Star Trek: Discovery Even though it had been said that Bryan Fuller would remain an executive producer for Star Trek: Discovery, Fuller is now clarifying that the only work he will do on season one of the show is what he's already done. It's too bad we'll never get to see his fully-realized vision for the show.
"02.12.2016 20:02:06" paleofuture.gizmodo.com Communists Oppose Naming a French Street for Steve Jobs, Suggest Ada Lovelace Instead France has a surprisingly large number of streets named after Americans. There are streets named for Thomas Edison, George Gershwin Road, and Ben Franklin. But recent plans to name a street after Steve Jobs has encountered some resistance. Specifically, People are fighting over a street named after Steve Jobs
"02.12.2016 19:43:34" theconcourse.deadspin.com Here are the World's Most Effective Charities The holidays are here, and it's time for you to make your charitable donations. Cleanse the stains your dark soul has accumulated this year.
"02.12.2016 19:30:41" gizmodo.com Advice for Disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes From Tech Darling Elizabeth Holmes Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is having a hard year. After a Wall Street Journal report exposed her company's innovative blood tests as faulty last October, the once beloved CEO—who proudly dons a black turtleneck like her idol Steve Jobs—has been “There's nothing like rolling your sleeves up and failing a bunch of times before you figure out how to do it right.”
"02.12.2016 19:18:09" gizmodo.com The Hellscape of Waiting 5 Hours in Line for Spectacles I am such an asshole. That is the only conclusion I could come to after waiting five hours in line for two pairs of Snap Inc.'s new Spectacles—sunglasses with a camera attached that work with Snapchat—in New York City on Thursday. I'm such an asshole.
"02.12.2016 18:56:16" io9.gizmodo.com Spider-Man Gets Another Upgrade From Tony Stark in Homecoming The first trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming will likely be out before the end of the month, but audiences at a Brazilian convention got an early sneak today—and it came with a surprising revelation. New footage from next year's reboot had a shocking revelation.
"02.12.2016 18:55:10" Gizmodo's Week in Review Wassup Gizmodians, let's talk about offline Netflix, CNN buying a useless app, and all the other stories of the week:
"02.12.2016 18:49:51" io9.gizmodo.com The DC/CW Crossover Was Fun as Hell, and It Redeemed the Flash, Too The CW's four-part DC crossover event is over, as the combined forces of Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow defeated the alien Dominators. But saving the Earth wasn't their only achievement—they also managed to turn Barry Allen into a Saving the Earth was just one thing our large group of heroes managed to accomplish.
"02.12.2016 18:38:38" kotaku.com Meet The Anime Geeks Who Got Ripped Because Of Dragon Ball “Anime was a mistake” is a meme for a reason. But for some Dragon Ball fans, anime was the best thing that ever happened to them, and to their health. Maybe "anime was not a mistake."
"02.12.2016 18:26:03" gizmodo.com Feds Bust Huge 'Avalanche' Hacker Network in Global Sting Operation Federal authorities from around the world have finally shut down “Avalanche,” a massive network of 500,000 hijacked machines that hackers used to launch malware and phishing attacks. In fact, at one time, the Avalanche network was responsible for According to Europol, there are victims of malware sent out affected people in 180 countries.
"02.12.2016 18:04:11" gizmodo.com Your Periodic Table Is Officially Out of Date Scientists with the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) have officially approved the names of four new elements, completing the seventh row of the periodic table. Say hello to nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson!
"02.12.2016 17:31:04" gizmodo.com Look at This Fucking Catfish Here's a fish tale for the ages: a North Carolina man says he reeled in a massive 112-pound catfish (just five pounds short of the state record). Look at this beauty.
"02.12.2016 17:04:31" gizmodo.com Over a Dozen FBI Agents Hospitalized After Million Dollar Sculpture Makes Them Sick When a 17-foot tall wooden sculpture was installed in the FBI's Miami field office in 2015, the government thought it was getting a great deal. The Government Services Administration (GSA) commissioned the work and estimated that it was “likely worth more At least 12 FBI agents got seriously sick.
"02.12.2016 16:41:14" gizmodo.com Brilliant Blue Antarctic Clouds Are Appearing Earlier Than Usual Fed by disintegrating meteors and located 50 miles above ground, Antarctica's icy blue noctilucent clouds have made their annual appearance over the frozen continent. Scientists say these unusual clouds are arriving earlier than usual, and greenhouse A "canary in a coal mine" for greenhouse gases.
"02.12.2016 16:06:06" gizmodo.com Trump's Pick for Defense Secretary Wanted to Use Sketchy Theranos Tech in the Military President-elect Donald Trump yesterday named Gen. James Mattis, who also sits on the board of directors at failed biomedical startup Theranos, as his pick for defense secretary. Now the The Washington Post has emails that show General Mattis pushing for Since Mattis joined the board at Theranos, the company has unraveled and is facing a criminal probe by the United States.
"02.12.2016 15:30:18" gizmodo.com This Entire Galaxy Is Being Ravaged By Its Supermassive Black Hole A stunning new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy that's being strangled by tentacles of gas and dust. The strange and intricate shape of this celestial object is caused by a supermassive black hole at its core—and it's killing This galaxy is basically dead.
"02.12.2016 15:20:11" gizmodo.com We Just Found Out There Are 'Bees' in the Sea In case you thought we'd figured out life in the oceans even a little bit, a new study published in Nature Communications sets the record straight. For the first time, scientists have found experimental evidence of underwater pollination. There are bees Amazing how much we simply don't know about biology.
"02.12.2016 15:10:08" io9.gizmodo.com The Original Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer Was Almost Scrapped Now, it's hard to imagine Guardians of the Galaxy without that very first trailer. The one that introduced the characters through their mugshots and police records and heavily featured Blue Swede's “Hooked on a Feeling.” But director James Gunn says they In the end, they went with a trailer that actually showed what the movie was like
"02.12.2016 14:51:04" sploid.gizmodo.com Don't Try This Refrigerator-Bike Challenge at Home We've all been there: you have a large item to transport and a bike. While cowards everywhere might opt to hire a delivery service or make two separate trips, we found you some men who can do both. Find a man who can do both.
"02.12.2016 14:35:12" io9.gizmodo.com Some More Familiar Faces May Be Appearing in Rogue One Sigourney Weaver talks Avatar sequels and The Defenders. We haven't seen the last of the Dominators in the CW/DC TV universe. Legends of Tomorrow drops a big hint about links to more obscure DC comics history. Plus, new posters for Underworld: Blood Wars Plus Sigourney Weaver teases her Defenders villain, and a new look at the next season of Sherlock.
"02.12.2016 14:24:20" jezebel.com Aliens Real** Astronaut Yang Liwei became the first Chinese space explorer in 2003 when he orbited the earth for 21 hours. While free of our planet's bummer gravity, he may have encountered travelers from another galaxy, escaping their own planetary routine. An alien banging on your door for a cup of space sugar sounds extremely terrifying and un-chill.
"02.12.2016 14:14:00" gizmodo.com Fake Apple Chargers Are Even More Dangerous Than You Think We've been telling you for years that fake Apple chargers are bad news, but a new study shows they are even worse than we thought. Don't. Buy. Fake. Chargers.
"02.12.2016 14:13:29" kotaku.com New Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Footage Is Triggering Some Interesting Theories Is that Zelda? FEMALE LINK? Is she playable in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Are people reading too much into this? Lots of people are theorizing that this is a teaser for playable Zelda.
"02.12.2016 14:02:36" gizmodo.com Foxconn Employee Steals 5,700 iPhones Before Getting Caught We've all stolen things from work—pencils, pens, maybe a notebook—but this Foxconn employee went a little too far. According to AsiaOne, a former senior manager at the world's largest electronics maker and assembler was charged with stealing and selling So. Many. iPhones.
"02.12.2016 13:14:08" fieldguide.gizmodo.com How to Stop Your Computer from Slowing Down As months and years pass by, even the most powerful computer can start to slow down and show signs of age, much like a car. But as with your automobile, there are steps to take that will minimize the creeping sluggishness and keep your laptop running as Keep your computer running fast.
"02.12.2016 05:05:03" gizmodo.com The Future of Tech Is Sideways Headphones For better or for worse, Silicon Valley is always on the hunt for The Next Big Thing. But while tech giants like Apple and Google have bet big on developing the latest wearable technology, the real future of smart devices might have been sitting right “Cyber-man here, e-reporting for e-duty”
"02.12.2016 04:15:23" gizmodo.com Subway Expansion Uncovers Mastodon Remains at Least 10,000 Years Old Last week, a construction project for the Los Angeles subway turned into a scientific excavation after workers uncovered fossilized skull, tooth and tusk fragments from ancient elephant relatives that have been extinct for 10,000 years. What a find!
"02.12.2016 04:03:07" gizmodo.com Wait and Bleed: Theranos Drains Henry Kissinger and Others From Leadership Two months after sketchy blood-testing startup Theranos revealed it was closing all of its labs and firing hundreds of employees, the company announced a new round of bloodletting on Thursday with the “retirement” of its board of counselors made up of Kneel down and clear the stone of leaves
"02.12.2016 01:34:26" sploid.gizmodo.com Why Japan's Godzilla Is So Much Better Than America's Godzilla Godzilla isn't just a Kaiju that's the king of the monsters. Godzilla doesn't just spend its time mindlessly destroying the world with its atomic breath in brain-numbing American remakes that no one should spend two hours watching. Or, fine, Godzilla is Godzilla is so much more than just a monster
"01.12.2016 23:47:01" sploid.gizmodo.com Check Out the Overhead Shots in Films by Martin Scorsese (NSFW) It's fairly easy to recognize a film made by Martin Scorsese: there are scenes in slow motion mixed with wonderful long tracking shots. The stories are often about gangsters or corruption or New York, and you can bet De Niro or DiCaprio will be in them. God's view
"01.12.2016 22:59:14" gizmodo.com The Men Who Run Startups Blame Lack of Diversity on Everyone Else There is a well-documented problem with diversity in the male-dominated tech world. Who's to blame? A new survey of some of the most powerful future Silicon Valley millionaires reveals that men, shockingly, want to blame everyone and everything but the How convenient.
"01.12.2016 22:48:14" gizmodo.com Top Tech Mouthpiece Is Really Kissing Trump's Ass All of a Sudden One of the most prominent tech industry trade groups has abruptly switched its position on President-elect Donald Trump and is now supporting the incoming administration, declaring that it's “optimistic” about the future. Immediately after the Republican candidate defeated Hillary Clinton, the tune changed.
"01.12.2016 21:29:06" gizmodo.com Palmer Watch: Day 69 [Nice] Welcome to day 69 of Palmer Watch—another day in which neither Palmer Luckey nor Facebook will tell me if the founder of Oculus VR even works at the social networking giant or not. Nice.
"01.12.2016 21:22:03" gizmodo.com Woman Goes to Jail for Using a Fake Facebook Account to Frame Ex-Lover We shouldn't have to tell you this: Don't use Facebook to frame your ex-lover for a crime. A woman in Southern California learned this lesson the hard way after she created a phony Facebook profile of her ex-boyfriend to frame him for stalking, Don't make fake Facebook accounts.
"01.12.2016 21:03:34" gizmodo.com Pebble Supporters Are Pissed Over Rumors It Will Sell Itself Pebble, the maker of the original e-ink smartwatch, has a lot of passionate and loyal customers, and those customers are pissed. Following the rumors that Pebble is about to crumble under the heel of Fitbit, the company's many Kickstarter backers are in They're rightfully very upset.
"01.12.2016 20:55:53" gizmo.do Russian Cargo Ship Destroyed En Route to the ISS Earlier today, an unmanned Russian Progress MS-04 cargo spacecraft broke up in the atmosphere and crashed over Siberia while making its way to the International Space Station. Baikonur, we have a problem.
"01.12.2016 19:19:28" gizmodo.com Thieves Skip the Skimmer and Steal the Whole Damn ATM Instead If you wanted to take advantage of an ATM, you might equip it with a skimmer, a device which captures electronic information from people's cards and uses it to siphon away money. Two thieves in Pennsylvania, however, decided to go another route and rip The ATM reportedly had about $14,000 inside when it was ripped from its cozy home inside a ShopRite vestibule in Pennsylvania on Tuesday morning.
"01.12.2016 19:03:38" gizmodo.com Extreme Tornado Outbreaks Are Happening More Often Across the US Tornadoes that come in bunches are on the rise in the United States, according to a new study. Though it might be tempting to blame climate change, scientists aren't entirely sure what's causing this troubling trend. Tornado "clusters" on the rise.
"01.12.2016 18:13:02" gizmodo.com Carnival Cruises to Pay $40 Million Fine for Secretly Dumping Shit Water Since 2005 Cruises are like floating piles of shit and piss that you pay to ride for a week. But sometimes cruises need to release a bit of that shit and piss so that the ship doesn't sink. Dumping of bilge water is tightly regulated when cruises are near populated Cruises are the worst.
"01.12.2016 18:13:01" Gizmodo Gadget Review: Chip The Robot Dog This robo dog is Sony AIBO's if Aibo didn't work...but it is cute!
"01.12.2016 18:05:30" theslot.jezebel.com Trump Voters Tell CNN They're Sure 'Millions of Illegals Voted' Because They Saw It on Facebook This morning CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota hosted a panel discussion with five Trump supporters, who calmly explained to her that evidence of voter fraud was everywhere “in the media” and could be found on Google or Facebook if she was willing to look. It's “Voting is a privilege in this country and you need to be legal, not like California where three million illegals voted,” one panelist named Paula asserted about four minutes into the segment.
"01.12.2016 17:47:54" gizmodo.com The World's Best Spacetime Ripple Detector Just Got Better The world's leading gravitational wave detector is back online and better than ever. After a series of upgrades, the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (Advanced LIGO) switched on yesterday. Physicists are already stoked about "We're opening a window to the universe."
"01.12.2016 17:17:03" gizmodo.com The Third Nikon Camera Ever Built Just Sold For $406,000 in Auction Photographers are some of the most extreme brand loyalists out there, and it was proven once again when one of the oldest Nikon cameras in existence sold for $406,000 at an auction in Austria. Nice camera.
"01.12.2016 16:53:57" sploid.gizmodo.com Shooting a Tesla Coil Gun Is Some Real Ghostbusters Shit There's nothing I want to do more in life than to shoot a Tesla coil gun. Seeing those bolts of electricity fly out of that death ray-looking weapon is basically all I've ever dreamed about since I've watched Ghostbusters, and this Tesla coil gun is the It looks SO cool
"01.12.2016 15:45:09" gizmodo.com Buzz Aldrin Medically Evacuated From the South Pole According to multiple reports, Buzz Aldrin, legendary astronaut and impeccable 30 Rock guest star, has been medically evacuated from the South Pole, where he was visiting with a tourist group. His "condition was described as stable" prior to the evacuation.
"01.12.2016 15:42:42" gizmodo.com The White House Wants to Win Over Teens With a Fancy New App Unlike the incoming administration, the Obama White House has been fairly consistent in its friendliness toward technology and Silicon Valley. Its latest attempt is no different, except this time, it's going after the future leaders of America. That's That's right, teens: The White House wants you.
"01.12.2016 15:32:05" sploid.gizmodo.com This Giant Inflatable Waterpark Is What Dreams Are Made Of This 200-person capacity beachside waterpark might just make me travel to Dubai. Coming in at 252 feet long and 115 feet wide, this floating obstacle course looks like a grand ol' time. The park even spells out Dubai! This is super cool.
"01.12.2016 15:21:38" io9.gizmodo.com Tom Cruise Assures You Mummies Are Real in the First Footage From The Mummy Universal's latest reboot of its classic monsters involves Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, and Russell Crowe's hilarious haircut facing a vengeful mummy, played by Sofia Boutella (Star Trek: Beyond.) It's called The Mummy, we probably could have guessed that.
"01.12.2016 14:56:05" gizmodo.com Apple's Latest Desperate Attempt to Catch Google Maps Sounds Especially Ridiculous Apple is going to try and close the gap between its mapping application, Apple Maps, and Google Maps by deploying a fleet of drones to scan streets, according to Bloomberg. Details are sparse, but what we do know sounds absurd. Apple, what are you doing?
"01.12.2016 14:54:46" gizmodo.com Magic Mushrooms Are Weirdly Effective at Making Cancer Less Miserable The active ingredient in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, is remarkably effective at reducing feelings of anxiety, depression, and other forms of mental anguish in cancer patients, according to a pair of new studies. Time to re-think psychedelics.
"01.12.2016 14:47:58" io9.gizmodo.com More Rumors About What Those Rogue One Reshoots Actually Changed Now we know when to expect Marvel's Inhumans TV show. Brad Peyton talks bringing Rampage to the big screen. Detective Pikachu has found its director. Plus, tons of new images from Rogue One, a glimpse at Westworld's season finale, and Sense8 might be back Plus a new look at Westworld's season finale.
"01.12.2016 14:36:02" sploid.gizmodo.com How Certain Parasites Can Make Your Life a Living Hell Everybody knows that the world is filled with creepy, microscopic parasites. But a new Kurzgesagt YouTube video explains how a particular group of parasites are meaner and more disgusting that you ever could have imagined.. NTDs do not mess around.
"01.12.2016 14:31:05" gizmodo.com Fitbit in Talks to Buy and Kill Pebble Outside of big brands like Apple and Samsung, there are only two companies that really define wearables: Pebble and Fitbit. Fitbit is the hugely successful fitness tracker brand that's been struggling to make a device that isn't just long-lasting and RIP the only good affordable smartwatch.
"01.12.2016 14:05:37" jezebel.com Here's Tomi Lahren and Trevor Noah Having A Very Lively Chat on The Daily Show Toni Lahren, a conservative talking head who once compared the Black Lives Matter movement to the KKK, sat down with Trevor Noah on The Daily Show for an extended interview about her frightening thoughts on everything from Colin Kaepernick, flyover states When asked whether or not she's racist or what, she responded “I've never used racial slurs to address people.To me, true diversity is true diversity of thought, not true diversity of color. I don't see color.”
"01.12.2016 13:54:30" jezebel.com Ace Hardware Stores Near Standing Rock are Not Selling Supplies to Dakota Access Pipeline Protestors On the heels of an emergency evacuation order from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple and fines of $1,000 set for those who would deliver supplies like water and food, it seems like Ace Hardware has fallen in line This is unnecessarily cruel.
"01.12.2016 13:40:14" fieldguide.gizmodo.com How to See Everything Your Browser Knows About You The second you log onto the internet, you start leaving a trace that's more telling than you think. Browsers can not only identify where you are in the world, but they collect a ton of other data too, such as where your mouse is hovering and when you Your browser is spying on you.
"01.12.2016 06:37:54" gizmodo.com The FBI Just Got Disturbing New Hacking Powers At midnight, the U.S. government quietly gained expansive new surveillance abilities after a last-ditch effort to stop changes to the federal code of criminal procedure died on the Senate floor. They say they'll only use them for good.
"01.12.2016 03:27:23" gizmodo.com Bitcoin Exchange Ordered to Give IRS Years of Data on Millions of Users On Wednesday, a federal judge authorized a summons requiring Coinbase, America's largest Bitcoin service, to provide the IRS with the records of every user who traded on the site between 2014 and 2015. Covering the identities and transaction histories of Oh bit!
"01.12.2016 02:23:32" sploid.gizmodo.com Watch Chernobyl's Huge Radiation Shield Slide in and Enclose the Damaged Nuclear Reactor We already saw how the new $1.6 billion sarcophagus—the 843-foot wide, 354-foot tall steel shield that entombs the radioactive material leaking from the damaged nuclear reactor left over from the Chernobyl disaster—was going to be put in place to Snug fit!
"01.12.2016 00:38:11" sploid.gizmodo.com This Sweeping Footage of a Drone Flying Through the Beach Is Wonderful Seeing this drone fly through Venice Beach in Robert McIntosh's Fresh Squeeze in what looks like a perfectly planned flight is just lovely. The drone zips through a bicycle, seamlessly slips inside handrails, pops into holes, and cuts through structures Breathtaking
"30.11.2016 23:52:21" gizmodo.com Construction Finally Begins on Chinese Titanic Replica That Simulates the Disaster A few years ago, plans were announced for a life-size replica of the Titanic, the luxury ship whose sinking inspired a very expensive movie and some great blogs. On Wednesday, construction of the large fake boat finally began. According to Curtis Schnell, the project's alleged "Titanic design expert," the project is aiming for authenticity.
"30.11.2016 23:18:01" gizmodo.com This Guy Built a Slack Client for the Commodore 64 The chat app Slack boasts more than 4 million daily active users, but I bet this guy is the only one using it from his Commodore 64. This is so nerdy and we love it.
"30.11.2016 22:58:02" gizmodo.com Apple Is Sorry About All That Calendar Spam If you're one of the many iCloud users that has been receiving spam calendar invitations, you'll be relieved to know Apple has now worked up the courage to acknowledge the problem and is trying its best to fix it. Apple is acknowledging the bug.
"30.11.2016 22:49:28" io9.gizmodo.com Sleight Is Harry Potter Without the Whimsical Bullshit What if the hustlers and tricksters you see doing card tricks could do real magic? That's the premise behind Sleight, a lo-fi prestidigitation movie coming to theaters next April. Finally a real magic movie
"30.11.2016 22:19:53" gizmodo.com Reddit Vows to Police Its Most Toxic Users Steve Huffman, Reddit's co-founder and CEO, has already admitted that he fucked up last week when he decided to “troll the trolls” by editing user comments in the infamous pro-Trump subreddit, The_Donald. Today, in a long Reddit post, Huffman goes on to Reddit says it's going to finally crack down on The_Donald.
"30.11.2016 22:05:31" io9.gizmodo.com Matt Damon Vs. Chinese Monsters Movie The Great Wall Gets an Appropriately Epic New Trailer The new international trailer for Zhang Yimou's The Great Wall runs nine minutes and has no subtitles, so unless you're multilingual you will mostly only be able to understand Matt Damon's dialogue. However, you only need eyeballs to appreciate all the We don't get a good look at the monsters, but the non-Matt Damon characters come to the forefront a little.
"30.11.2016 21:35:31" io9.gizmodo.com Lego Batman Movie Cements Position As Best DC Movie of 2017 By Confirming Billy Dee Williams As Two-Face Oh hell yes, Lego Batman Movie. Finally, Billy Dee Williams gets to turn Harvey Dent into Two-Face.
"30.11.2016 21:28:39" gizmodo.com German Mission to the Moon Will Prove the Apollo Landings Weren't a Hoax A German Lunar X-Prize team has announced its intentions to send two mobile probes to the Moon to inspect the lunar rover left behind by the Apollo 17 mission. Finally, something that'll get the Moon landing conspiracy nutters to shut the hell up. This could happen as early as next year.
"30.11.2016 21:22:50" io9.gizmodo.com Facebook Would Sure Screw With Superman's Secret Identity Years of Superman lore tells us that slumped posture, goofy affect, and different hairstyling are enough to keep most people from guessing that the Man of Steel and Clark Kent are the same person. But that probably wouldn't work on Facebook's facial Probably a good idea for Clark Kent to stay off Facebook.
"30.11.2016 21:20:36" gizmodo.com This Might Be in the Top 5 or Even Top 10 Tweets of All Time I've seen a lot of great tweets in my life, but holy shit—this recent tweet from Ad Age is incredible: "Dehydrated Vagina strikes again"
"30.11.2016 21:05:03" gizmodo.com A Brief Investigation Into Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington's Bullshit New Venture Arianna Huffington—founder of the eponymous content website, obsessive sleep proselytizer, and alleged mattress destroyer—has a new project. Arianna Huffington—founder of the eponymous content website, obsessive sleep proselytizer, and alleged mattress destroyer—has a new project.
"30.11.2016 20:07:29" sploid.gizmodo.com Sharpening a Dollar Store Knife Turns It Into a Killer Blade That Easily Slices Everything I know that it's pretty darn obvious that if you sharpen a knife over and over again, you'll eventually get a razor sharp edge to slice things with. But that doesn't make it any less fun to transform a $1 knife bought from a dollar store into a beast of a A $1 knife becomes awesome
"30.11.2016 18:59:11" gizmodo.com This New York Times Facebook Op-Ed Is a Joke The New York Times op-ed section yesterday published an opinion piece that defended Facebook from calls that it should fact-check the news as a way of combating fake stories. Let's look at what Lessin's connections to Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg really are.
"30.11.2016 18:57:33" gizmodo.com Anti-Vaxxers Could Find an Ally in President Trump The movement against vaccinating children has, for the most part, been dismissed by pretty much anyone who matters as a bunch of fringe whackadoodles. While there is no credible evidence that vaccines cause autism, as anti-vaccine activists say they do, Well, this is terrifying!
"30.11.2016 18:42:45" paleofuture.gizmodo.com Every Single Movie That Jackie Kennedy Watched in the White House Jackie Kennedy epitomized American style and grace during the middle of the 20th century. So it's no surprise that the movies she watched in the White House would reflect that. From Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita to John Huston's The Misfits, Jackie Here's every movie that Jackie Kennedy Onassis watched in the White House
"30.11.2016 17:49:28" gizmodo.com Giant Manta Rays Are More Badass Than We Realized New research shows that giant manta rays, known only to consume plankton near the ocean surface, are far more predatory than we thought, swimming to extreme depths to catch their prey. Predators of the deep.
"30.11.2016 17:16:51" io9.gizmodo.com The DC/CW Crossover Finally Kicked Off, and It Was Totally Worth the Wait If you were disappointed that the CW's big ”Heroes v Aliens” crossover technically began Monday with a Supergirl episode that was 98.9 percent crossover free, last night's second chapter more than made up for it, resulting in a hell of a watch and what is This was a great crossover episode, and an even better episode of The Flash.
"30.11.2016 17:04:04" gizmodo.com Everything You Need to Know About Netflix Downloads Netflix announced today that subscribers will be able to download select movies and TV shows for offline playback. The feature had been requested by users for a long time, and it's reportedly been in the works since June. Now, anyone with a Netflix Did you know downloads expire?
"30.11.2016 16:34:18" gizmodo.com 24 Countries Where the Money Contains Meat This week, some people in Britain and Canada were shocked to learn that their money contains trace amounts of animal fat. The new banknotes use animal byproducts that are found in everything from credit cards and crayons to glue and soap. But Gizmodo has 24 countries where the money contains meat.
"30.11.2016 16:14:00" gizmodo.com Cassini Spacecraft Begins Dramatic, 'Ring-Grazing' Orbits Today NASA's Cassini probe is nearing the end of its lifetime, and the little spacecraft is going out with a bang. Today, the spacecraft begins a series of 20 “ring-grazing” orbits, bringing Cassini the closest it's ever been to Saturn's vast, majestic discs We've never seen Saturn's rings like this before.
"30.11.2016 15:59:10" io9.gizmodo.com Ridley Scott's Been Scaring the Hell Out of Actors for Years If you've ever wondered why the performances of terror in the first Alien movie feel so real, here's your answer: the actors had no idea what the hell was about to happen in Alien's infamous chestburster scene. Sigourney Weaver and crew had no idea what was about to happen.
"30.11.2016 15:50:46" gizmodo.com The Best 50 Movies and TV Shows You Can Now Download From Netflix Offline playback is now on Netflix. Finally! This is a feature we've wanted for so long and it's very exciting that it is finally available. But not everything in Netflix's catalog is actually available to download. You can now download movies and TV shows from Netflix! This is the best stuff currently available.
"30.11.2016 15:37:13" io9.gizmodo.com What in God's Name Has the Power Rangers Movie Done to Alpha 5 Ai yi yi yi yi. Alpha 5 looks super weird in this movie.
"30.11.2016 15:15:47" gizmodo.com Unprecedented Wildfires Devastate Great Smoky Mountain Resort Towns Unprecedented wildfires in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains have killed three, forced the evacuation of thousands, and damaged hundreds of structures in the resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Residents are bracing for a potential fourth day of fires And the forecast calls for more wind and lightning.
"30.11.2016 15:06:06" gizmodo.com This Wireless Controller Adapter Fixes the NES Classic Edition's Only Flaw Nintendo's NES Classic Edition is about as perfect as a gadget can get—except for those ridiculously short controller cables. You can already buy extensions, or you can just cut the cords completely now that the Retro Receiver Bluetooth adapter works with You can now use wireless controllers with that tiny NES.
"30.11.2016 14:14:49" gizmodo.com Offline Playback Comes to Netflix Netflix is now allowing users to download select movies and TV shows for offline playback, the company announced Wednesday. FINALLY!
"30.11.2016 14:10:15" sploid.gizmodo.com Guy Builds a Matrix Bullet-Time Rig Using Just One Spinning High Speed Camera To create those amazing bullet-time shots in The Matrix, the filmmakers used a bunch of cameras to simultaneously capture the action from all angles. But Google Engineer Ben Krasnow found an easier and cheaper way to do this by simply spinning a You no longer need an expensive special effects department.
"30.11.2016 13:42:01" fieldguide.gizmodo.com 10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Instapaper Master Good news: the best read-it-later service, Instapaper, is now giving away premium features for free, which means most of us have got a whole bunch of new goodies to play around with. Here are ten of Instapaper's best features you might not know about. Did you know about all these features?
"30.11.2016 13:23:02" io9.gizmodo.com Felicity Jones Giving Star Wars Characters Yearbook Superlatives Is the Joy We Needed Today It's a grim world out there, people. Let's revel in a moment of lightness—such as Rogue One star Felicity Jones granting everyone from Kylo Ren to Yoda a high school yearbook superlative. Find out the important knowledge of just which Star Wars character is most likely to dance to Beyoncé when no one's around.
"30.11.2016 03:31:15" gizmodo.com Legions of Squishy Sea Things Wash Up on Sea Shore Legions of mysterious jelly-like creatures washed up on a California beach Monday and Tuesday, prompting speculation from locals. “Baby tremor monsters?” guessed a member of the Huntington Beach Community Facebook group. “Maybe the 'ass-blaster' version “Aliens sent here to sick our brains out and rule our world,” one local concluded.
"30.11.2016 03:21:13" gizmodo.com Widow of Hunter S. Thompson Plans to Clone Late Husband's Legendary Weed Over a decade after the death of famed author and psychonaut Hunter S. Thompson, a small part of his legacy might find new life—and a spot in a dispensary near you. On Sunday, Anita Thompson announced that she was partnering with a cannabis company to Good lord!
"30.11.2016 02:18:06" gizmodo.com 'It Gave Me My Life Back': FDA Approves Large-Scale Clinical Trial for Ecstasy Ecstasy isn't only for ravers—a small series of clinical trials have demonstrated taking MDMA can be an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration granted permission for large-scale, Phase 3 “It changed my life. It allowed me to see my trauma without fear or hesitation and finally process things and move forward."
"30.11.2016 02:13:42" sploid.gizmodo.com What Exactly Does Going to Space Do to Your Body? Going to space is definitely one of the coolest things a human could ever do but damn if it doesn't do a doozy to your body. If you were able to spend time in space, your bones would become brittle, your leg and back muscles would wither away, the back of A lot of bad things
"30.11.2016 01:13:35" gizmodo.com Alexa, Who's on First? At this point, preprogrammed jokes have become a staple of digital assistant software, but most attempts at humor by Siri and the like have skewed closer to “cute” than “funny.” One possible explanation is that these assistants work better as comedy duos No, no, "Hey Google" is on second base.
"30.11.2016 00:02:50" gizmodo.com Trump's Pick for Health Secretary Is Total Nightmare Fuel President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), placing the Georgia Congressman in an extremely powerful position as far as the nation's health is concerned. Given his dubious track record, Be worried.
"29.11.2016 23:26:04" gizmodo.com Canada's Money Is Made of Meat Too Earlier today we noted the recent outcry in Britain over the country's new £5 note, which is made using a small amount of animal fat. But the British aren't the only ones with meat money. Canada's bank notes have tallow as well. This is getting weird.
"29.11.2016 23:16:45" gizmodo.com Government Officials Can't Stop Spying on Their Crushes On Monday, a top prosecutor in the Brooklyn district attorney's office was arrested amid allegations that she used an illegal wiretap to eavesdrop on a coworker and an NYPD detective. It's love in the time of surveillance.
"29.11.2016 22:50:25" sploid.gizmodo.com Watch a Destroyed 17th Century Map Get Painstakingly Restored A 17th century map was found in a chimney in Scotland and then delivered to the National Library of Scotland crumpled inside a plastic bag and basically destroyed. Just unraveling the fragile, centuries-old map seemed impossible enough, but the team at Found in a chimney, donated in a plastic bag
"29.11.2016 22:13:08" gizmodo.com How to Fix Facebook's Fake News Problem in 3 Easy Steps Everyone seems obsessed with Facebook's fake news problem. So we here at Gizmodo have come up with a simple 3-step solution. If we all just follow the steps below, Facebook's fake news is gone forever! How to eliminate all fake news from your Facebook feed.
"29.11.2016 22:01:25" io9.gizmodo.com Anne Rice Just Changed Everything You Thought You Knew About Vampires When you think of vampires, chances are you think of Anne Rice's Lestat—gothic, beautiful, tortured, romantic, everything that has practically defined the creatures in pop culture since Rice wrote Interview With the Vampire in 1976. But in her new book, Prepare to have your mind totally blown.
"29.11.2016 22:01:16" io9.gizmodo.com 31 Years Later, Brazil Is Still a Horrifying Vision of the Ever-Encroaching Future Terry Gilliam's classic dystopian satire has only gotten more relevant since it came out. Brazil finds its humor in bleak places, mapping out an alternate reality where oppressive state-implemented paranoia makes everyone scared of each other. Every year, the horrible political realities of this classic movie become more and more true.
"29.11.2016 21:23:01" gizmodo.com Watch Humans Destroy the Earth in 30 Years With Google Earth Time Lapse Humans do not treat the Earth kindly, and now we have even more evidence. Google just updated the Google Earth Engine to include four years of additional imagery, petabytes of new data, and generally a much clearer view of any location on Earth from 1984 30 years is a long time.
"29.11.2016 21:05:42" sploid.gizmodo.com Proof That Every Story Is the Same as Every Other Damn Story It's not exactly a shiny new concept that stories get recycled and retold, or that movies borrow liberally and sometimes steal from other movies, or that people like watching and hearing the same thing over and over again. But this video, by Will Schoder, We all like watching the same story over and over again
"29.11.2016 20:54:07" gizmodo.com Ants Exchange Messages When They Make Out When people mash their mouths together, it's usually to display attraction (or it's an unconvincing attempt at looking human). When ants do it, however, it's a different story. They're doing way more than just mashing mouths.
"29.11.2016 20:41:03" gizmodo.com DJI Decides Its New Drone Is Too Fast DJI recently announced its new Inspire 2 drone, which has two micro four-thirds cameras in a package squarely aimed at filmmakers and video creators. At the Inspire 2 launch, DJI said that it would accelerate to 50 mph in four seconds and had a top speed The Inspire 2 isn't going to be as fast as DJI originally promised.
"29.11.2016 20:24:14" gizmodo.com Vegans Are Pissed That Britain's New Money Contains Meat England recently introduced a new £5 note with high-tech, anti-counterfeit features. But some animal rights activists in the Land of Brexit™ are swearing off the bill completely. Apparently the new notes are made using just a dash of animal fat. Britain's new money sounds delicious.
"29.11.2016 19:58:49" sploid.gizmodo.com How the Enormous Field of Physics All Fits Together Physics has a bit of an image problem. To some, it's a fascinating and diverse field of study. To others, it's a trigger word for math anxiety or an instant soporific. So much knowledge in so little time.
"29.11.2016 19:34:50" deadspin.com The Story Behind The Perfect Photo Of Sports' First Streaker When freelance photojournalist Ian Bradshaw went to Twickenham Stadium in the spring of 1974 to cover a rugby union friendly between England and France, he expected to shoot nothing more than another bloodbath between two fierce rivals. He returned Behind the instantly iconic photograph that signaled the start of a cultural phenomenon.
"29.11.2016 19:09:44" io9.gizmodo.com The Aliens of Arrival Nearly Looked a Lot Weirder We don't get to see too much of Arrival's mysterious aliens in the movie, but what we do see of the squid-like Heptapod creatures, designed by Carlos Huante, wasn't always what was planned. Instead, they almost looked much more elaborate. This will freak you out for sure
"29.11.2016 18:55:07" io9.gizmodo.com Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, and Michelle Yeoh Are Your First Star Trek: Discovery Cast Members Although news of Yeoh's casting first broke last week, CBS has now confirmed that she is among the first actors to join the next Star Trek TV show. Say hello to some of the next Star Trek crew.
"29.11.2016 18:15:06" gizmodo.com Zuckerberg Posts About Fake News Mysteriously Vanish—And Then Reappear Following the results of the November 8 presidential election, Mark Zuckerberg took great pains to defend his platform from criticism that its fake news problem had helped elect Donald J. Trump. But today, some of those responses mysteriously vanished—and Their quiet disappearance and equally quiet reappearance is certainly puzzling.
"29.11.2016 18:12:06" paleofuture.gizmodo.com Anticipating the Worst From Trump, the Internet Archive Is Building a Backup in Canada During the presidential election, many Americans said that they'd move to Canada if Donald Trump won. But the Internet Archive, the nonprofit organization that backs up virtually the entire public internet, is actually going through with it. The Internet Archive is literally moving to Canada because of Donald J. Trump
"29.11.2016 18:01:16" sploid.gizmodo.com So How Close Do You Live to a Nuclear Bomb? Hooray. If you live south of the Equator or in any of the countries that light up green in the map above, you're good. Keep on living there because you don't squat next to any nuclear weapons. But if you're in the countries painted red—like the United It might be closer than you think
"29.11.2016 17:29:59" gizmodo.com Ted Cruz, Notable Human Man, Launches Investigation Into Artificial Intelligence Senator Ted Cruz, long believed to be a human man, will hold Congressional hearings about artificial intelligence tomorrow. And while Gizmodo has yet to confirm or deny the rumors that Ted Cruz is trying to build his own Westworld-style amusement park, Ted Cruz is very interested in artificial intelligence
"29.11.2016 17:15:26" gizmodo.com Wildlife Photo Contest Shows Nature Can Be Cruel—But Also Kind The Natural History Museum in the UK has shortlisted its nominees for the 2016 People's Choice Award for wildlife photography. From playful polar cubs to the horrified last gaze of a wildebeest calf, these images are guaranteed to astound. Intense!
"29.11.2016 16:57:09" io9.gizmodo.com Fan-Made Trailer Makes Batman Forever Look... Good? I saw Batman Forever in a movie theater and, hunky Val Kilmer aside, pretty much haven't ever wanted to repeat the experience. But a new fan-edited trailer for the 1995 Joel Schumacher-directed Bat-movie is sharp enough to make me reconsider. Remember this gem?
"29.11.2016 16:43:37" gizmodo.com Amazing Crab Goo May Save Your Life One Day The next time you go in for surgery, you might come out thanking a crab. New research from the Harvard Wyss Institute shows that chitosan, a fancy term for crustacean goo, can be used as a biodegradable glue to heal wounds and patch surgical incisions. Life and death, all thanks to crabs.
"29.11.2016 16:37:45" io9.gizmodo.com The Big DC/CW Crossover Forgot to Begin Last Night Yesterday marked the beginning of the CW's epic four-night crossover event, “Heroes v Aliens” (sigh)... or so we were told. As last night's Supergirl revealed, however, that's a bit of a lie. Turns out we're in for a three-night event, plus maybe a couple You might be disappointed if you were expecting crossover goodness last night, but at least there was a solid episode of Supergirl waiting for you instead.
"29.11.2016 16:17:01" gizmodo.com Is DirecTV Now Really Worth It? With its new DirecTV Now streaming service, AT&T is coming after cheapskate cordcutters in a real way. The service launches tomorrow, and for an introductory period, it will offer more than 100 streaming channels for $35 a month. But is it a good deal? It's cheap but it's also complicated
"29.11.2016 15:59:10" sploid.gizmodo.com Jetpack Daredevils Join a Fighter Jet Formation for the First Time Ever One of the coolest things about Iron Man is his ability to fly, but since we don't have access to Tony Stark's technologies just yet, these jetpack-wearing daredevils, flying alongside an Air Force aerobatics display for the first time, are the next best We're not that far from a real-life Iron Man.
"29.11.2016 15:55:35" gizmodo.com Apple Kills Hill You know what would be great right about now? A hill on which to throw myself and hysterically weep. Goodnight, sweet Hill.
"29.11.2016 15:39:00" io9.gizmodo.com All Eight Harry Potter Movies Edited Down to an 80-Minute Epic Decided to go marathon all the Harry Potter movies before seeing Fantastic Beasts, but don't have nearly 20 hours of free time? Well, this extremely cut-down edit of all eight movies into a single film is probably the next best thing to access to a Time For when you don't have a whole day or two to binge all 8 movies.
"29.11.2016 15:26:46" gizmodo.com Reddit Is Tearing Itself Apart For the past 11 years, an eternity in internet time, Reddit has touted itself—repeatedly, and loudly—as the place to have “authentic conversations” online. For a variety of reasons, that sentiment has always rang hollow. Now, Reddit, in its goal to be a "The social experiment has run its course."
"29.11.2016 15:25:03" fieldguide.gizmodo.com How to Solve the Most Common Problems in Android Nougat Android Nougat may not be on a huge number of handsets right now, but if you own a Nexus device or a Pixel device, you're probably messing around with it already. In case your Nougat experience has been buggy, these are the most frequently reported So many Android tricks.
"29.11.2016 15:22:08" gizmodo.com Amazon's Next Echo Sounds Weird Amazon is building a new version of its artificially intelligent Echo speaker with a screen, according to a Bloomberg report. The device is currently being worked on by the company's secretive Lab126 research team that was also responsible for some of Amazon is making some bizarre decisions.
"29.11.2016 15:14:07" gizmodo.com Giraffe Fucks Up Lion You might think: Giraffe is a weak creature. Silly tongue, flimsy legs, small brain. If you were thinking this about Giraffe, you are wrong. In fact, Giraffe is strong. Giraffe is killing machine. Giraffe take down lion. No mercy from Giraffe. Giraffe is strong. http://gizmo.do/jpWJFhr
"29.11.2016 14:54:41" gizmodo.com Ancient Bug Discovered in the Heart of Antarctica Insects aren't the first thing that come to mind when we think of Antarctica, but as the discovery of a rare Antarctic beetle shows, this frozen continent was quite different millions of years ago. Beetles in the land of the midnight sun.
"29.11.2016 14:32:04" gizmodo.com Thousands of Tiny Flipping Discs Power This Mesmerizing Kinetic Display The old-school mechanical displays you'd find at airports and train stations listing arrival and departure times have long since been replaced with flat screen TVs. They're not gone forever, though, thanks to one company who thinks flip-disc displays One company is reviving old-school display technology.
"29.11.2016 14:24:15" gizmodo.com Here Are Our First Exciting Glimpses of Mars From Europe's New Orbiter In case Schiaparelli's crash-landing left you thinking the European Space Agency's ExoMars mission was a bust, rest assured it wasn't. The mission's scientific workhorse—its Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO)—is performing beautifully, as evidenced by the first And this is just the beginning.
"29.11.2016 14:19:36" io9.gizmodo.com Are the Main Star Wars Movies Not Done With Obi-Wan Kenobi? Has a line of Luke's dialogue from Episode VIII been revealed? Neill Blomkamp throws water on the idea of a Chappie sequel. Tom Holland joins the cast of Chaos Walking. Plus, new images from Power Rangers, Riverdale, and Logan, and a new clip from the Plus a potential line of Luke Skywalker dialogue from Episode VIII, and new footage from Passengers.
"29.11.2016 04:06:12" gizmodo.com Marc Andreessen Never Left Twitter Famed venture capitalist Marc Andreessen departed from Twitter with a bang—but it appears the Netscape founder never actually left. Even though Andreessen hasn't been tweeting himself, he's still engaging with the social media platform's worst Not even the mighty can resist.
"29.11.2016 03:34:54" gizmodo.com Donald Trump Taps Lucky Teen to Own CNN Reporter Online In one of his first acts of charity as President-elect, Donald Trump manually retweeted a teenager in California on Monday to shame CNN's Jeff Zeleny for questioning his baseless allegations of extensive voter fraud. "Pathetic"
"29.11.2016 02:45:50" gizmodo.com Unknown Illness Kills 3 Who Ate at Thanksgiving for the Poor and Lonely Health officials in California have opened an investigation into an incident that left three people dead and another five hospitalized after eating at a community Thanksgiving for “senior citizens, homeless, and people who would have otherwise been The public is not believed to be at risk.
"29.11.2016 02:08:48" sploid.gizmodo.com This Fighter Jet Flew So Close to the Ground That It Basically Knocked Down a Guy Yowza. Watch this Sukhoi Su-27 make the lowest of low passes at an air base in Ukraine. Like, it flies so impossibly close to the ground that you can see a guy duck and essentially get blown over as the fighter jet flies above his head. The video shows A ridiculously close call
"29.11.2016 01:56:04" gizmodo.com Newspaper That Brought Down Theranos Learns Owner Is Major Investor Once upon a time, Theranos was a promising biotech firm—raising $632 million from 2014-2015. In October 2015, everything changed when the Wall Street Journal published the first of its many exposés that revealed the company's struggle to develop the Oops.
"29.11.2016 01:17:08" gizmodo.com Here's a Rare Photo of Donald Trump Using a Computer Donald Trump is known for having never used a computer. Yes, he infamously writes his own tweets on his phone (and dictates them to lackeys before 7pm) but we have precious little evidence that he has actually sat down and used a desktop or laptop Incredibly rare photo of Donald J. Trump using a computer.
"29.11.2016 00:41:02" sploid.gizmodo.com Watch an Air Pistol Pellet Slice the Flame of a Candle in Slow Motion It takes The Slow Mo Guys a few attempts and false starts to hit the burning wick of a candle with an air gun. But when they actually do, it's damn impressive to see in slow motion, because it basically vaporizes on impact and the candle's flame follows What a perfect shot
"28.11.2016 23:10:06" gizmodo.com It Looks Like the San Francisco Muni Hack Was Worse Than We Thought This weekend, San Francisco's Municipal Railway was savaged by hackers demanding over $70,000 in bitcoins, leaving the metro system unable to collect fares. But the hack may be much more devastating for the transit agency, according to a list of servers This isn't good. http://gizmo.do/QgQ27b5
"28.11.2016 22:55:50" jalopnik.com New York's MTA Wants To Spend $9 Million On Social Media New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority, also known as the literal bug hell for which New Yorkers pay $116.50 every month, wants to spend more money in a perplexing way. Over the next four years, it seeks to spend an eye-watering $9 million on social "Sorry your train is delayed" tweets sure are expensive!
"28.11.2016 22:11:35" io9.gizmodo.com Why Adding Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One Is Even Better Than Having Darth Vader Rogue One has a lot of ground to cover as a standalone story that also acts as a direct prequel to the original Star Wars. We already knew Darth Vader was going to be around to provide continuity. Now we seem to have confirmation that there's going to be The fact that Peter Cushing won't ever actually share a stage with Ben Mendelsohn is a tragedy
"28.11.2016 21:28:11" gizmodo.com DirecTV Now Makes More Than 100 Streaming Channels Available to Cordcutters AT&T officially announced its new streaming TV service, DirecTV Now. Aimed at the 20 million U.S. households that aren't part of the pay TV ecosystem, DirecTV Now is mobile first and is AT&T's first mobile video platform. The service launches on November If you're a cord-cutter, AT&T really wants you to like its new streaming video service.
"28.11.2016 21:04:44" gizmodo.com Let Government Workers Have a Damn Christmas Party Office Christmas parties are an annual tradition that some people love and others hate. But either way, you're expected to attend. Many private companies throw their parties as a year-end thank you. But in the case of federal government employees, they're This is the real war on Christmas.
"28.11.2016 20:50:52" io9.gizmodo.com Here Are Your New X-Men Teams With next Spring's Ressurxion event bringing the X-Men back to a new level of prominence within the Marvel universe, we're getting two teams with their own comics, '90s style: X-Men Gold and X-Men Blue. When they were first revealed we didn't know Not one, but two new X-Men teams are hitting the comics next year.
"28.11.2016 20:05:33" sploid.gizmodo.com Biking on a Very Thin Handrail on Top of a 650-Foot Tall Dam Is Stupidly Scary Okay, like, riding a bike on a handrail on top of a dam is very clearly not the smartest thing a person could do. But hot dang the views are actually sort of amazing. This is just a little scary
"28.11.2016 19:26:22" gizmodo.com How to Stop Apple Calendar Spam For the last few weeks, I've noticed that I've been getting an influx of spam calendar invitations to my iCloud account, often from random counterfeit retailers. “Save 20% on UGGs” one says. “$19.99 Ray-ban&Oakley Sunglasses,” says another. Have you been hit by the spammers yet?
"28.11.2016 18:59:02" gizmodo.com Huge Cracks In the West Antarctic Ice Sheet May Signal Its Collapse Last year, a 225 square-mile chunk of West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier broke off and tumbled into the sea. Now, Earth scientists at Ohio State University have pinpointed the root cause of the iceberg calving event: a crack that started deep below Unstoppable.
"28.11.2016 18:49:54" gizmodo.com Japan's 'Repaired' Sinkhole Is Sinking Again A massive five-lane wide sinkhole in the Japanese city of Fukuoka that was repaired in just four days is sinking again, prompting city officials to stop traffic at the busy intersection. Too hasty?
"28.11.2016 18:11:45" paleofuture.gizmodo.com I Swear to God This Is a Real Graph From Thomas Friedman's Latest Book I haven't read Thomas Friedman's new screed, Thank You For Being Late. But if this graph from the book is any indication, it might be the dumbest thing ever committed to pixels and paper. Yes, that graph above is real. And yes, it's completely meaningless No, tech adoption isn't speeding up.
"28.11.2016 17:45:13" sploid.gizmodo.com An Amusement Park That's Also a Giant Spa Is Obviously the Greatest Idea Ever The Japanese city of Beppu is known for its countless hot springs and spas that pop up around them. So much so, that the city's mayor, Yasuhiro Nagano, pledged to build an entire spa-themed amusement park—although it might not be quite as awesome as the How has no one thought of this before?
"28.11.2016 17:35:54" gizmodo.com Why Did CNN Just Buy a Totally Useless App? This morning, CNN announced that it had acquired Beme, YouTube vlogger Casey Neistat's middling, authenticity-obsessed social media app. Neistat, co-founder Matt Hackett, and the app's team will all join CNN's ranks, where they'll “launch a new media Beme, the "authentic" social media app, was co-founded by YouTube vlogger Casey Neistat.
"28.11.2016 17:24:41" gizmodo.com The Great Barrier Reef Just Suffered the Worst Die-Off Ever Seen Abnormally high water temperatures caused by you-know-what are being blamed for the worst coral die-off ever recorded along Australia's Great Barrier Reef. So sad.
"28.11.2016 17:15:14" io9.gizmodo.com Westworld Is Running Out of Theories to Confirm Westworld has piled mystery upon mystery in its premiere season, and fans have developed several theories to explain what's happening, which the show keeps proving to be true. But with yet another major revelation revealed in last night's episode, there Everyone showed up for last night's penultimate episode of Westworld.
"28.11.2016 17:01:28" kotaku.com Final Fantasy XV: The Kotaku Review You're four years old, maybe five. Your parents got one of those Nintendos that everyone's been raving about, along with a brand new game. A role-playing game. We've been waiting ten years. How does Final Fantasy XV live up?
"28.11.2016 16:42:06" gizmodo.com Roku Is About to Get a Lot Better If you're a Roku user and a Sling TV subscriber, your experience is about to get a whole lot better. Sling announced today that it is going to roll out a new cloud DVR beta program to Roku users in December. Good news for Sling TV subscribers and Roku owners!
"28.11.2016 16:33:23" gizmodo.com What Monster Invented an Infinite Puzzle That Can Be Assembled in any Direction? When you sit down to assemble a puzzle, even one with thousands of pieces, you at least have a photo of the completed image to work towards. But thanks to some clever mathematics, this Infinite Galaxy Puzzle can be assembled in any direction, or in any Aren't puzzles supposed to be fun and relaxing?
"28.11.2016 16:17:44" io9.gizmodo.com What the Hell Is The Walking Dead Even Doing Actually, I know what they're doing, I just have no idea why they're doing it. I don't know who, when planning the aftermath of WhoDoesNeganKillGate, decided to spend a quarter of season seven dividing the main characters into four almost wholly separate The Walking Dead needs to get a move on again, soon.
"28.11.2016 15:41:02" gizmodo.com Amazon Is Finally Doing Something About Fake Products Counterfeit products have been a scourge at Amazon for years now, and the retail giant is finally going to do something about it, according to a new report. Fake items are the worst part about shopping on Amazon.
"28.11.2016 15:34:48" gizmodo.com Why Spaceflight Ruins Your Eyesight Astronauts who return to Earth after long-duration space missions suffer from untreatable nearsightedness. Scientists have now isolated the cause, but finding a solution to the problem will prove easier said than done. Humans: Not made for space.
"28.11.2016 15:23:06" sploid.gizmodo.com Humans Are So Insignificant When the History of the Earth Is Laid Out on a Football Field Humanity gets served up a nice slice of humble pie in this NPR video that lays out the history of our planet on a football field. Even in a giant stadium, every inch represents an incredible 1.3 million years. Which means that humans, who walk around like Sorry, humanity, you're really not that important.
"28.11.2016 14:38:41" gizmodo.com Enormous Water Ice Deposit Could Help Us Survive on Mars Future Martian colonists, NASA just found you a reservoir. Frozen beneath a cracked and pitted region in Mars' mid-northern latitudes lies a sheet of ice with about as much thirst-quenching potential as Lake Superior. Who's thirsty?
"28.11.2016 14:32:06" sploid.gizmodo.com This Machine Weaves Chain Link Fences Like It's Knitting a Sweater We were totally wrong in assuming that chain link fences were made by a warehouse full of people tirelessly bending wires with pliers. It turns out this giant machine does it all autonomously, bending, twisting, and weaving wires like it's making a giant No pliers required.
"28.11.2016 14:27:57" io9.gizmodo.com Don't Get Too Excited About That Rumored Thor: Ragnarok Cameo There's even more footage from the CW's big DC crossover. The director of DC's animated Justice League Dark movie discusses making the movie R-rated. Plus, new images from Rogue One, a clip from The Walking Dead's midseason finale, and a new trailer for Plus a new clip from The Walking Dead's midseason finale, and even more footage from this week's big DC TV show crossover event.
"28.11.2016 13:59:06" sploid.gizmodo.com Watch a Helicopter Pilot Nail a Ship Landing in a Ridiculous Storm You know that queasy feeling you get in your stomach when the pilot of a large passenger plane has to make a rough landing in bad weather? Just try and imagine what this Royal Danish Air Force pilot was feeling while trying to land a Seahawk MH-60R Someone give that pilot a raise.
"28.11.2016 13:47:03" fieldguide.gizmodo.com How to Make Sure Netflix Loads as Fast as Possible The last thing you want when you settle down to binge-watch Orange is the New Black is buffering or lag on your Netflix video stream. With that in mind, these are the tricks you need to be aware of to minimize the chances of that happening. Most of these Great tips for Netflix addicts
"28.11.2016 13:45:07" io9.gizmodo.com It Looks Like Rogue One Really Is Resurrecting Another Classic Star Wars Villain There's long been rumors that a beloved Star Wars villain that isn't Darth Vader would also be making an appearance in Rogue One—but a new TV spot filled with snippets of new footage may have finally confirmed that this infamous character is indeed back. Looks like the film is using some major CG trickery to bring a beloved character back to life.
"28.11.2016 13:30:45" lifehacker.com The Best Cyber Monday Deals Check back here soon for all of 2016's best Cyber Monday deals from around the web, brought to you by the Kinja Deals team. For an idea of what to expect, here's last year's Cyber Monday post. From our friends at Kinja Deals.
"28.11.2016 06:47:59" gizmodo.com Stolen Australian Marmoset Named 'Gomez' Still Missing Three days after burglars stole a family of pygmy marmosets from Symbio Wildlife Park near Sydney, Australia, the eldest marmoset, a 10-year-old male named Gomez, remained missing, Buzzfeed reports. Police recovered another stolen monkey during a traffic stop after receiving an anonymous tip.
"28.11.2016 03:43:01" sploid.gizmodo.com Watch Werner Herzog Narrate the Savage Lava Death of Chef Boyardee “The sun dimmeth, the land sinketh, gusheth forth steam and gutting fire.” Buon appetito!
"28.11.2016 00:58:36" gizmodo.com Commuters Get Free Rides After Hackers Target San Francisco Public Transit A cyber attack oddly gave San Franciscans something to be thankful for this weekend when officials responded to a hack of the city's transit system by giving away free rides. The hackers reportedly demanded over $70,000 in bitcoin.
"27.11.2016 23:01:57" sploid.gizmodo.com One Man Band Makes the Greatest 'Super Mario World' Cover Music Musicians love to play the themes from Super Mario games. YouTube is absolutely stuffed with covers using all sorts of novelty approaches. But this is the first time I've ever seen one man tackle all the musical parts and the sound effects while syncing Boink, plonk, bloop and ka-ching
"27.11.2016 22:27:03" io9.gizmodo.com Open Channel: Let's Write Eddie Murphy's Character in Star Trek IV Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, and writer Steve Peerson went into further detail about Eddie Murphy's removed role in the film. While the circumstances made sense, it's a shame we never got to see Pluto Nash on the He wanted to be a Vulcan, let's make it happen!
"27.11.2016 20:57:01" gizmodo.com India's Prime Minister Plans for Cashless Society Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, has an economic firestorm on his hands following his decision to ban the 500 and 1,000 rupee notes. In his monthly address on Sunday, Modi took his ambitions further with a call for a cashless society. Modi wants India to go from "less-cash to cashless."
"27.11.2016 20:06:21" io9.gizmodo.com The Magicians Is Going Full 'Game of Narnia' in Season 2 The latest trailer for Season 2 of Syfy's The Magicians has four of the characters leaving the real world behind and embracing the insane Narnia-ness of the original book series. Two kings, two queens, and a weird goat man for some reason. We know nothing.
"27.11.2016 18:43:28" io9.gizmodo.com Bad Lip Reading Music Video Exposes Yoda's Biggest Fear, Seagulls Who knew that Yoda, Star Wars' true master of The Force, would be so damn scared of “rats with wings”? Alas, that's what we discover in Bad Lip Reading's full-length Star Wars track, “SEAGULLS! (Stop It Now).” Who knew?
"27.11.2016 18:28:26" io9.gizmodo.com The 5 Scariest Cults in Modern History Some terrifying cults are so well-known they can be described with a single word: Manson, Waco, Jeffs, Jonestown. Others may not be as iconic—at least in America—but still provide plenty of nightmare material. This is freaky as heck
"27.11.2016 18:18:13" gizmodo.com No, That's Not Fidel Castro Holding Justin Trudeau As a Baby This photo of Fidel Castro holding a baby went viral back in 2015, when Justin Trudeau was first elected the Prime Minister of Canada. Numerous websites claimed that the baby was Justin Trudeau. And now that Castro has died, we're seeing the photo Fidel Castro isn't holding the Prime Minister of Canada as a baby.
"27.11.2016 18:03:27" sploid.gizmodo.com Nightmares Lurk Inside a Furby Connect The Furby was the hottest toy of the Christmas season back in 1996. Now, there's a new edition that updates the strange little creature with modern tech for modern kids. Nothing prepared me for what this thing would look like while it is being cut in half You aren't prepared.
"27.11.2016 16:52:29" io9.gizmodo.com James Gunn's The Belko Experiment Teaser is Hunger Games Meets Office Space James Gunn has released the first look at his newest pet project, The Belko Experiment, where a bunch of white-collars are trapped in an office building and forced to fight to the death. Sign me up- for the movie, not the death part. Battle Royale for taxpayers.
"27.11.2016 16:25:51" gizmodo.com Researchers Dig Into Boston's Mysterious 'Tsunami of Molasses' In 1919, a holding tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses ruptured and sent an enormous wave of goop through the streets of Boston. It enveloped and destroyed everything in its path—leaving 21 people dead and around 150 others injured. Until Scientists and students explain why this 100 year old disaster was so deadly.
"27.11.2016 15:30:33" io9.gizmodo.com Is There Any Plausible Reason Why Aliens Would Evolve To Look Like Us? In science fiction movies and TV shows, intelligent aliens are usually the same basic shape as humans: two arms, two legs and a head. But why would creatures that evolved on a completely different planet look so similar to us? We asked some experts, and Makes you think...
"27.11.2016 01:49:06" paleofuture.gizmodo.com 13 Horrifying Ideas America Had For Invading Cuba The United States is beginning to normalize relations with Cuba. Which is kind of amazing, when you consider the fact that America has been trying to sabotage the island nation for over half a century. In fact, the US government has officially produced As Paleofuture explored last year, America's plans for invading Castro's Cuba sounded like conspiracy theory fan-fiction.
"26.11.2016 22:37:23" gizmodo.com How Does Kenny G Tweet? On the day after Black Friday—known to those in the industry as the slowest blogging day of the year—Kenny G did a legendary tweet. It depicts the famous saxophonist gazing directly into your soul, resting on his bicycle with confident masculinity, his “My hands are for one thing,” he proclaimed. “Playing sax.”
"26.11.2016 22:03:33" gizmodo.com Ravenous Bacteria Eats Poop and Produces Power Researchers at Ghent University have hit on a method of harvesting energy from raw sewage that treats the wastewater without using external electricity. It's all thanks to starving bacteria. Although this method is still in its lab testing stage, industry Our environment is thankful for this gluttonous bacteria.
"26.11.2016 21:35:50" gizmodo.com 190,000 Ducks Slaughtered Thanks to Bird Flu On Saturday, the Netherlands annihilated 190,000 ducks in response to an avian flu outbreak, an epidemic that's broken out throughout much of Northern Europe. Since mid-November, the particularly pathogenic H5N8 strain of the virus has found its way to Rest in peace, sweet babies.
"26.11.2016 20:54:39" io9.gizmodo.com Comic Turns 'Another Fucking Stan Lee Cameo' Into a Living Horror If there's any one constant in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (other than the, literally, dozens of constants within the several-year narrative), it's that we're guaranteed to get a Stan Lee cameo. However, as one webcomic-turned-comic book points out, It'll haunt your dreams.
"26.11.2016 19:51:03" gizmodo.com TFW You're F*cking P*ssed Online But Afraid to Curse One summer when I was 14, my friends and I walked to the distant corner of Long Island and screamed in an attempt to get rid of our pent up frustrations, you know, Garden State-style. Now thanks to social media, I get to do that every day online. This is Don't be a coward and say what you mean.
"26.11.2016 18:47:34" io9.gizmodo.com George Lucas Helped Create Official Fansites StarWars.com is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Saturday, and an oral history on the origins of the official Star Wars news and fan site basically shows how George Lucas was one of the first purveyors of official movie fan communities. StarWars.com has a long history.
"26.11.2016 17:58:19" gizmodo.com Turn Your MacBook Pro Into Kitt From Knight Rider, Compute Like David Hasselhoff Ever since Apple dropped its latest MacBook Pro with a cool but mostly unnecessary Touch Bar, programmers have been jumping at the chance to make cool but mostly unnecessary apps to run on it. This new one does not break from that tradition but it does Sadly, it does not come with a wisecracking personality.
"26.11.2016 17:36:33" paleofuture.gizmodo.com 13 Horrifying Ideas America Had For Invading Cuba The United States is beginning to normalize relations with Cuba. Which is kind of amazing, when you consider the fact that America has been trying to sabotage the island nation for over half a century. In fact, the US government has officially produced These 1960s plans for invading Cuba are like Alex Jones fan fiction.
"26.11.2016 17:24:29" fieldguide.gizmodo.com The Best Survivalist Apps To Get You Out of Tight Situations Your phone can entertain you, inform you, and keep you connected to the people that matter the most—but it can also be a help in times of emergency. Whether you find yourself in a genuine life-and-death situation or just an awkward social encounter, your The end is near
"26.11.2016 17:03:06" io9.gizmodo.com This Next Generation/First Contact Cover is Metal as Hell Star Trek: The Next Generation has the most memorable theme song in the entire Star Trek canon. That may very well be the hottest of takes, but I stand by it. I also stand by this metal cover, because it made my Saturday epic. Picard's into it.
"26.11.2016 16:30:32" gizmodo.com ImageGate: Ransomware Spreading Via JPG Files on Social Networks Who doesn't love a good scary problem that has a “-gate” suffix? An Israeli security firm has dubbed a particularly nasty outbreak of ransomware “ImageGate” and that will help us all remember that if you receive a random image on your favorite social Look out for random images that auto-download when clicked on social media.
"26.11.2016 15:35:10" io9.gizmodo.com Extended Rogue One Trailer Continues Trend of Spoiling Everything If by some force of The Force you've avoided spoilers for what Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is about, well you might want to avoid this latest peek. The extended version of the teaser released on Friday basically lays out the entire plot. It's definitely Are there any surprises left?
"26.11.2016 00:23:42" gizmodo.com That Ivanka Trump Quote About Wanting to Spray Her Father With Mace Is Totally Fake Donald Trump has repeatedly said some disgusting, sexual things about his own daughter, Ivanka. But did Ivanka once reply that if he wasn't her father that she's spray him with mace? No. The quote that seems to suggest otherwise is totally fake. Donald J. Trump is gross, but Ivanka never said that.
"25.11.2016 22:04:56" gizmodo.com The Democratic Party Needs to Stop Using Reaction Gifs The Democrats lost the election, and now they're just trying to pick up the pieces. The party's current social media strategy is unfortunate—using reaction gifs to warn of the horror a Trump presidency might bring. Now that Trump won, this isn't a game anymore.
"25.11.2016 19:57:32" io9.gizmodo.com Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have) It's a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you're digesting that leftover Turkey, than catching up on some of 2016's best scifi and fantasy films ? The holidays are a great excuse to catch up on some of the year's best scifi movies.
"25.11.2016 19:47:07" gizmodo.com There's Little Evidence to Back Up Reports that CNN Broadcasted 30 Minutes of Porn Last Night On Friday, many news sources reported that people RCN Boston mistakenly broadcast a half hour of hardcore pornography last night on CNN. If we look a little deeper, we can see this may not be true. The International Business Times first reported the story Most sites reported the story based off a single tweet.
"25.11.2016 19:30:05" gizmodo.com Research Confirms That Russia Played a Major Role in Spreading Fake News Speculation about Russia's interference in the U.S. Presidential election has run rampant throughout the campaign. Now, researchers from two independent groups have confirmed that Putin's minions wielded a complex misinformation apparatus to unleash a Our Russian election.
"25.11.2016 18:29:00" gizmodo.com Desperate NASA Asks Public What to Do With Astronaut Poop We can put a man in space, but once he's there, NASA still has no idea what to do with his shit. You might've given up on your dreams of being an astronaut long ago, but you can still help America conquer space.
"25.11.2016 16:59:07" fieldguide.gizmodo.com 14 Netflix Hacks to Help You Binge Like a Pro Netflix had some 75 million paying subscribers around the world—but how many of those people are getting the most out of their subscription? You can supercharge your viewing experience with these browser extensions and online apps that will take your Make your wildest Netflix dreams come true today.
"25.11.2016 16:31:53" gizmodo.com Japan Throws Down the Gauntlet With Plan for World's Fastest Supercomputer Officials in Japan have announced a plan to build the world's fastest supercomputer in a bid to reaffirm the country's place as a leader in technological advancement. Beating the competition by quadrillions.
"25.11.2016 16:19:14" fieldguide.gizmodo.com 5 Easy Ways to Protect the Family Laptop This Holiday As the end of the year draws near, thoughts turn to family gatherings and celebrations—and the obligatory tech support session for your not-so-computer-savvy relatives. If you want to maximize the good you do and minimize the time you spend doing it, here Helpful tips for the holiday season!
"25.11.2016 14:33:31" io9.gizmodo.com New Game of Thrones Set Pictures Hint at a Big Betrayal Duncan Jones talks about how he'd want to do a Warcraft sequel. Sean Gunn teases the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Ben Mendelsohn talks about the difference between Darth Vader and Director Krennic in Rogue One. Plus, new clips from Supergirl Plus new clips from Agents of SHIELD and Supergirl, and how Director Krennic differs from Darth Vader in Rogue One.
"25.11.2016 13:30:35" lifehacker.com The Best Black Friday Deals You've reached our home for comprehensive Black Friday deal coverage, brought to you by the Kinja Deals team. We'll be updating this post throughout the week as Black Friday discounts go live, so bookmark this page, and follow Kinja Deals on Twitter for From our friends at Kinja Deals.
"24.11.2016 21:56:05" gizmodo.com The Worst Black Friday Deals We Could Find Black Friday, the uncontrollable growth on the scrotum of our capitalist society, is here again. Sure, you could buy yourself a 40-inch television, or an immersion blender, or a fascist Christmas ornament. But why not consider the other people in your Just dreadful.
"24.11.2016 21:31:00" io9.gizmodo.com New Justice League Action Trailer Puts the Focus on Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman (and Action) I mean, I bet if DC and Cartoon Network could get away with calling this show Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman Action instead of Justice League Action, they probably would. Not long before we get to see the rest of the Justice League in action.
"24.11.2016 21:02:46" io9.gizmodo.com Civil War II's Biggest Brawl Might Be Over Before It Even Started There might be Team Tony and Team Carol, and there might even have been distractions like Hawkeye vs. Bruce Banner, but we've known from the get go that Civil War II would all boil down to one almighty clash: Iron Man vs. Captain Marvel. That major scrap This week's issue paints a pretty grim picture for one big Marvel hero.
"24.11.2016 19:12:46" io9.gizmodo.com We Might Finally Know How Rogue One Is Handling Its Opening Crawl Since the film was announced, the question of whether or not Rogue One would stick with the tradition of the mainline Star Wars films and have its own 'opening crawl'—has been asked a bunch of times. Disney has seemingly been back and forth on this, but Looks like Rogue One will not have the traditional crawl to kick the movie off.
"24.11.2016 18:45:17" gizmodo.com Palmer Watch: Day 62 [Thanksgiving Edition] Another week, another edition of Palmer Watch. Happy Thanksgiving!
"24.11.2016 18:27:29" sploid.gizmodo.com Music Designed for an Oscilloscope Looks and Sounds Cool as Hell Long before the days of WinAmp visualizers, the oscilloscope was making sound visible in green on black glory. Few have really pushed the potential of this rudimentary little device. But this is what happens when you make music from sounds that already A really fun DIY project
"24.11.2016 18:09:25" gizmodo.com Customized E-Cigarette Explodes In Man's Pants, Again Using e-cigarettes is a great way to stop smoking. But lately the futuristic products have become a different kind of health hazard. Yesterday, a man at Grand Central Terminal in New York suffered burns after an e-cigarette exploded in his pants. The This exploding e-cig is terrifying.
"24.11.2016 17:37:24" io9.gizmodo.com New Animatic Teases Our First Glimpses of the New Mutants Movie We barely know anything about Josh Boone's upcoming adaptation of young X-Men series New Mutants for Fox, but a purported new series of animated storyboards from the film at least gives us a taste of what heroes we can expect—and the villain they'll face This might be our first real taste of what to expect from the X-Men spinoff.
"24.11.2016 16:58:43" gizmodo.com How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner in Your Microwave Thanksgiving is meant to be a time of reflection and solemn appreciation of the joyful bounties that our lives have bestowed upon us—or, more likely, a time to gorge on football marathons and good food. But who wants to spend every waking turkey day hour You gotta do what you gotta do
"24.11.2016 16:36:59" gizmodo.com Reddit CEO Caught Secretly Editing User Comments, Chatlogs Leaked Reddit's CEO Steve Huffman has been caught editing comments of users of the infamous pro-Trump subreddit The_Donald. For a site which prides itself on “authentic” conversation, the ability of site administrators to secretly alter content has drastic Caught in the act
"24.11.2016 16:36:20" io9.gizmodo.com The First Full Trailer for the CW's Huge DC Crossover Is an Alien Invasion Epic Oh, we've had snippets—adorable, glee-laden snippets. But the first true trailer for the first mashup between Supergirl, Arrow, Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow is here, and it's teasing a crossover of epic proportions. This looks absolutely amazing.
"24.11.2016 16:21:43" gizmodo.com Jill Stein Reaches Goal for Election Recount, Immediately Increases Goal Jill Stein is not exactly every liberal's favorite person lately. But now, she's gone and raised the necessary funds for a recount which should please many. Or actually, maybe it's not the necessary amount, she needs more. There may be a recount, but a cyber attack is probably not going to be an issue.
"24.11.2016 15:50:11" gizmodo.com Sphero's Wearable Now Lets You Control Your Home Like a Real Jedi Sphero's Force Band, a gesture-based wearable remote that made you feel like an actual Jedi while you controlled its wildly popular BB-8 toy, is now further increasing your 'mastery' of The Force with the addition of IFTTT support letting you control May the force be with you
"24.11.2016 14:13:48" sploid.gizmodo.com Carving Your Thanksgiving Feast Will Be a Lot Easier Using This Clever Life Hack If it's your first time preparing a bird for your Thanksgiving feast, you'll understandably be a little nervous when it comes to time to carve it up for dinner. But there's no reason to stress over slicing up the perfect portions if you've got access to a Happy Thanksgiving!
"24.11.2016 14:12:27" io9.gizmodo.com More Details on Michelle Yeoh's Rumored Role In Star Trek: Discovery James Mangold discusses the stripped-down approach to making Logan. A new trailer for Passengers reveals even more footage from the film. Sleepy Hollow gets a strange new recurring star. Plus, new images from Arrow. Happy Spoilsgiving! Plus a new trailer for Passengers, and how Logan wants to distance itself from previous X-Men movies.
"24.11.2016 01:08:08" io9.gizmodo.com The First Alien: Covenant Poster Is Simple and Scary Though 2017's Alien: Covenant is technically a sequel to 2012's Prometheus, the first poster doesn't show it. The poster very, very specifically points to the later films in the timeline. The originals that featured a bad ass Sigourney Weaver and an It's time to get excited... and frightened
"23.11.2016 22:32:47" gizmodo.com An iPhone 4 Survived a Year at the Bottom of a Lake If you've ever submerged your phone in liquid, you know the utter devastation that follows immediately afterward, during which you alternately shake your fist at yourself and the offending liquid. One guy, however, got lucky. Impressive.
"23.11.2016 22:25:22" sploid.gizmodo.com Base Jumping Into Clouds Is Like Leaping Off the Edge of the World Jumping off the edge of a cliff takes a lot of guts. But jumping off the edge of a cliff when low-lying clouds make it impossible to see what's beneath you? A great metaphor for 2016.
"23.11.2016 22:13:22" sploid.gizmodo.com Let's All Laugh at How Garbage CGI Was in the '90s Even if there is too much CGI in movies these days (and there is), let's be thankful that the CGI we're bombarded with looks good. Or, at least, it looks so much better than the utter crap computers spat out back in the '90s. God, that era of CGI was Haha, CGI was so bad
"23.11.2016 22:03:01" gizmodo.com Hackers Were Stealing Credit Card Data From Madison Square Garden for Almost a Year The Madison Square Garden Company just disclosed that someone had access to its payment processing system for almost a year. That means all data included on the magnetic stripe of your credit card—like credit card numbers, cardholder names, expiration This also includes Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Beacon Theater, and the Chicago Theater
"23.11.2016 21:51:01" gizmodo.com The Government Wants to Cripple Your Smartphone When You're Driving US regulators want to limit what you can do with your smartphone while you're behind the wheel. Today, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published its first safety guidelines regarding driver distraction, targeting portable and Good luck enforcing this.
"23.11.2016 21:09:43" gizmodo.com Grab Gizmodo's Sexy New T-Shirt Before Facebook Shuts Us Down Shopping for gifts for the holidays can be a shitshow, but Gizmodo is here to help. Six colors!
"23.11.2016 20:23:57" gizmodo.com A Crazy Miscalculation Doomed the Schiaparelli Lander The European Space Agency has released new information about the crash of the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander. Soon after the deployment of its parachute, the lander made a miscalculation so bad that it thought it was below the Martian surface, when in Oops.
"23.11.2016 20:20:51" lifehacker.com Instantly Free Up Storage On An iPhone by Downloading (Then Deleting) a Huge App Earlier this year, a little trick was discovered on iOS where if you attempted to download a large movie, iOS would clear up junk storage for you to make space for it. This no longer works in iOS 10, but I noticed last night that a similar thing happens When you attempt to download a large application, iOS will do anything it can to free up space for it.
"23.11.2016 20:09:16" io9.gizmodo.com 8 Mysterious Disappearances (And The Clues That Keep People Guessing) What makes a mysterious disappearance even more intriguing? When baffling clues are left behind — or even more tantalizingly, when they surface again, months or years after the fact. Here are eight head-scratchingly compelling tales of people who Where did they go?
"23.11.2016 19:58:17" sploid.gizmodo.com Totally Silly Animation Brings Random Objects to Life By Drawing Cute Faces on Them Here's a dopey animation from Sean Charmatz that imagines a world where every random object has a cute face. That means soup dumplings cling on to the paper when they get picked up, marshmallows enjoy a satisfying dip in hot chocolate, a glass pane closes Adorable
"23.11.2016 19:47:20" gizmodo.com Are "Meat Sweats" Real? I will admit, I have never even heard of “the meat sweats” until I saw them mentioned on that one Progressive commercial. It's a little-studied struggle that apparently strikes carnivores after a gratuitously meaty meal. Is it a legit scientific This is a very good question
"23.11.2016 19:38:11" gizmodo.com Here's a Livestream of President Obama Pardoning His Last Turkey Pardoning turkeys is a White House tradition which helps remind birds that Americans can both give life and take it away. America hasn't seen a single case of murder committed by a turkey since the tradition began. And President Obama will keep that The turkey pardon has a livestream.
"23.11.2016 19:17:52" io9.gizmodo.com Mad Shelia Is the Chinese Mad Max Ripoff of Your Dreams We still don't know when, or if, we're going to get another chance to see Imperator Furiosa on the big screen. But, in the meantime, at least there's Mad Shelia. This is awfully familiar. And yet, still incredibly wonderful.
"23.11.2016 18:37:40" fieldguide.gizmodo.com 10 Ways to Trick Out Your Android Home Screen One of the advantages of choosing a shiny new Android phone over those Apple handsets is the extra scope for home screen customization. If you're stuck for inspiration or wondering how to get started, here are 10 ways of tricking out your home screen and This is why you bought an Android
"23.11.2016 18:17:33" gizmodo.com Amazon Is Trying to Make Black Friday a Thing in Europe For Some Reason If you ask someone in Europe about “Black Friday,” it will likely conjure up images of a stock market crash instead of a shopping day. But that hasn't stopped Amazon from trying to make the American shopping tradition a thing on the other side of the Amazon.com is trying to make Black Friday global
"23.11.2016 17:54:04" gizmodo.com Did Ben Franklin Want the Turkey to Be Our National Symbol? It's one of those Thanksgiving fun facts I loved repeating when I was a kid: Ben Franklin liked turkeys so much that he wanted them to be our national bird, instead of the bald eagle. It's a popular fun fact. But I was shattered to learn as an adult that The short answer is: sort of
"23.11.2016 17:46:19" gizmodo.com Thunderstorm Triggers Freak Asthma Outbreak in Australia, Killing Four Four people are dead and another 1,870 people had to be treated for shortness of breath when a rare condition known as “thunderstorm asthma” struck the Australian city of Melbourne earlier this week. Yes, thunderstorm-induced asthma is a thing.
"23.11.2016 17:15:52" io9.gizmodo.com If Lego Doesn't Make This Iron Giant Set, It's Going to Be Sadder Than the Movie It didn't quite reach The Lion King's level of box office success, but since hitting theaters way back in 1999, Brad Bird's The Iron Giant has gone on to become a much-loved classic film. So much so that it's about time Lego gave us an official The Iron Go and vote for this fan submission to help make it a reality.
"23.11.2016 17:04:15" gizmodo.com Your Dog Remembers All Those Awful Things You Did Ever wonder if your dog recalls those times you were were a really shitty owner? The latest science shows they most certainly do. Oh, oh.
"23.11.2016 16:54:46" sploid.gizmodo.com Don't Leave Your Expensive Camera in the Path of a High-Powered Water Jet If you've always wondered how a pre-digital SLR film camera worked, you can either spend hours painstakingly removing all its tiny screws in order to completely take it apart, or just leave it in the path of a 60,000 PSI waterjet which will reveal the For sale: Gently used SLR camera, slightly cut completely in half.
"23.11.2016 16:33:50" gizmodo.com Don't Burn Down Your House This Thanksgiving Are you planning on getting creative with your Thanksgiving turkey this year? The US Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to make sure you don't burn down your house. The agency just released a new safety video showing what happens when you improperly This video is terrifying.
"23.11.2016 16:08:19" gizmodo.com Donald Trump: 'The Wind Is a Very Deceiving Thing' Donald J. Trump, businessman and president-elect, finally had his meeting with the New York Times this week. In their lengthy chat, the ascendant leader of the free world shared what appeared to be words of wisdom passed down to him by a cartoon sea Weird of him to paraphrase Captain Ahab
"23.11.2016 15:45:34" gizmodo.com Largest Water Slide in the World to Be Dismantled After Fatal Accident A fatal accident three months ago has left a water park in Kansas City with no choice but to dismantle its star attraction. The 17-story tall Verrückt water slide has been inactive since the accident in August. “Verrückt will be decommissioned — closed It was just too damn dangerous.
"23.11.2016 15:41:36" io9.gizmodo.com Newt Scamander Is the Biggest Idiot in All of Harry Potter History Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is fine. It's a very pretty movie with a few really good performances (specifically Dan Fogel and Colin Farrell). Unfortunately, the plot requires almost everyone involved to be unforgivably stupid or else the whole If there is a bad decision to make, Newt will make it.
"23.11.2016 15:20:48" gizmodo.com What Donald Trump Told Tim Cook on the Phone When he sat down with some of the editors of The New York Times on Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump admitted that Apple CEO Tim Cook had called him. Tim Cook and Donald Trump had a chat.
"23.11.2016 15:04:16" gizmodo.com Evolution Can't Keep Up to the Blistering Pace of Climate Change As Charles Darwin showed nearly 150 years ago, species can adapt to changing environmental conditions through the trial-and-error process of natural selection. A discouraging new study shows that climate change is happening too fast for evolution to keep Evolution is powerful, but slow.
"23.11.2016 14:59:06" io9.gizmodo.com No, the X-Men Won't Be Appearing in a Marvel Movie Any Time Soon Kathleen Kennedy talks about finding a female director for Star Wars, and about the tone of the Han Solo spinoff. There are a few more details about the Tomb Raider reboot's plot. A surprising Gordon family member is coming to Gotham. Plus, new pictures Just in case you had your hopes up, Marvel's Kevin Feige says the chance of a Marvel/Fox team up is an "impossibility."
"23.11.2016 14:34:09" gizmodo.com OnePlus 3T vs LeEco Le Pro 3: Battle of the Cheap Smartphones We're living in the age of cheap flagship smartphones. Sure, the big guys like Samsung, Apple, and Google are all selling phones that start at $650, but a growing number of companies (usually from China) are hitting the US market with high-quality phones We tested to cheap flagships to see which one is more deserving of your cash.
"23.11.2016 14:05:33" gizmodo.com NASA Didn't Find Life on Mars—But It Did Find Something Cool If we ever get proof of past life on Mars, it'll come in the form of biosignatures, fingerprints that could only have been left by living organisms. We're a long way from finding that smoking gun evidence, but an analysis of silica minerals discovered by We might have found evidence of past life on Mars
"23.11.2016 14:02:12" gizmodo.com MIT's New Plastic Muscles Could Bring Us One Step Closer to a Real-Life Westworld We strive to make robots in our own likeness because, as far as we can tell, humans are best adapted to deal with our world. And thanks to researchers at MIT, who've found a way to use cheap, nylon plastic as an artificial muscle, we're now one step Could robotic wild west theme parks be more than just science fiction?
"23.11.2016 04:44:52" gizmodo.com Scientists Discover Why Diet Coke Is Probably Undermining You Aspartame—the artificial sweetener found in drinks like Diet Coke—is not good for you. If you believe otherwise, I admire your commitment to self-delusion. A new study published by a team of investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital found a possible Does this mean I'll finally stop drinking Diet Coke? No way. But at least now I know what will likely contribute to my premature death.
"23.11.2016 03:43:37" Gizmodo We're talking about security issues in electronic voting. #election2016 A group of election lawyers and prominent computer scientists have reportedly asked Hillary Clinton's team to consider a recount in three crucial swing states—Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania—that were won by Donald Trump. On Election Day, we spoke
"23.11.2016 03:30:42" io9.gizmodo.com Watch the Bee Movie Trailer, Except Every Word Is In Alphabetical Order Here's a better way to watch the Bee Movie trailer, with all the words in alphabetical order. What secrets does this new video, made by YouTuber Spinny P, tell us about the hidden messages of Jerry Seinfeld's cult classic? An approximate transcript of the An approximate transcript of the video tells us everything we need to know.
"23.11.2016 03:19:51" sploid.gizmodo.com Why Do All Marvel Movies Look Kind of Bad? Even if there is growing fatigue when it comes to superhero movies, there's no doubt that movies from Marvel's Cinematic Universe are the best of the bunch. Heck, some Marvel movies are legitimately great films and even the not so good ones still have How come the colors don't pop in Marvel movies?
"23.11.2016 02:39:29" gizmodo.com Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Suspended on Twitter Tuesday evening, the Twitter account of company co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey was briefly suspended on the site. It was not immediately clear why. It was not immediately clear why.
"23.11.2016 01:41:41" gizmodo.com Morrissey to GM CEO: Vegan Cars Speaking on behalf of floppy-haired environmentalists everywhere, casually racist angst man Morrissey urged General Motors to offer vegan-friendly versions of its hybrid and electric vehicles on Monday. Driving in your car / Oh, please don't [use any animal-derived materials]
"23.11.2016 01:22:14" io9.gizmodo.com The Addams Family Movie Is Proof of How Perfectly Faithful an Adaptation Can Be The Addams Family premiered 25 years ago. Both it and its sequel, Addams Family Values, are strange films. Not because they're about the Addamses, but because they're best enjoyed as vignettes—and that aspect actually makes them one of the most faithful Wouldn't you rather be visiting the Addamses this week?
"22.11.2016 23:37:05" gizmodo.com Facebook Reportedly Built a Censorship Tool for China Facebook is building a censorship tool so that the company can return to the Chinese market in a move that has angered employees and caused some to leave, The New York Times reports. Facebook was banned from China in 2009. Facebook betrays its mission of "connecting the world."
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"22.11.2016 22:53:52" gizmodo.com Courage Is Dead A turkey named Courage, an animal deemed worthy of continuing its life by President Obama in a bizarre White House ritual, is reportedly dead. The bird was pardoned in 2009 during the strange Thanksgiving event that US presidents hold to show that they're Thanks Obama.
"22.11.2016 22:24:05" gizmodo.com This Malware Turns Headphones Into Microphones Researchers at Ben Gurion University in Israel have created malware that will turn your plugged in headphones into a microphone. Maybe Zuckerberg isn't so paranoid after all.
"22.11.2016 22:22:27" lifehacker.com All the Best Movies Coming to and Leaving Netflix in December 2016 Winter is in full swing, which means it's time to avoid the world, grab a blanket, and never leave the couch for days on end. Netflix is making that a bit easier on you this month with new editions like Captain America: Civil War and The Rock. Netflix is adding Captain America: Civil War next month.
"22.11.2016 22:09:36" io9.gizmodo.com Parker Posey Will Play Dr. Smith and Now We Suddenly Care a Lot About Netflix's Lost in Space The news that Netflix was making a new version of Lost in Space was always only sort of interesting. It's a show that's ripe for a reboot in the landscape of turning old TV shows and movies into new TV shows and movies. But it's also a property lacking We're in any time Parker Posey gets to chew scenery.
"22.11.2016 21:58:38" io9.gizmodo.com Disney's New Avatar Animatronics Will Make Generations of Kids Pee Their Pants in Terror So, Disney released a “first look” at one of the Avatar characters that will populate its Pandora portion of Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida. And it's horrifying. There's just something...wrong with how she speaks.
"22.11.2016 21:45:42" gizmodo.com This Dodo Skeleton Just Sold for Nearly Half a Million Dollars At an auction held earlier today in the United Kingdom, a 95-percent-complete skeleton of an extinct dodo bird that was painstakingly assembled over the course of 40 years has sold to an unnamed private collector for a whopping $430,000. A pretty price for a silly looking bird.
"22.11.2016 21:33:48" io9.gizmodo.com Read This Gorgeous, Heartbreaking Story From the Attack on Titan Anthology Comic Hajime Isayama's blockbuster manga about a world beset by giant, naked, human-eating monstrosities is a hit not just in its native Japan, but around the world. Now Western creators are giving Attack on Titan its due with a new anthology from Kodansha—and We've got an excerpt from the Attack on Titan anthology comic, and it's absolutely gorgeous.
"22.11.2016 21:21:01" io9.gizmodo.com The Mars TV Miniseries' Biggest Problem Is That It's Trying Way Too Hard to Be Real National Geographic's new TV miniseries Mars has a message for the people of Earth: Colonizing the Red Planet is not a pipe dream. In fact, it's achievable within a generation. Unfortunately, in the first few episodes at least, that message smothers the Twice as realistic as The Martian, half as interesting.
"22.11.2016 21:10:15" io9.gizmodo.com Why Narcissism Is a Profoundly Misunderstood Psychological Disorder The word “narcissist” is used so much these days that you might think we're in the midst of an epidemic. But pathological narcissism is not just about having an inflated ego — it's a very serious psychological disorder. Here's why certain people are Makes you think…
"22.11.2016 20:35:10" gizmodo.com We Need to Stop Taking Facebook's Word For It [Vol. 2] If you were to read The Verge's glossy 2,ooo-word exclusive about Facebook's first test flight of an internet-beaming drone, you'd think the June 28th flight was an unmitigated success. Published with photos provided by Facebook on the same day the Facebook is at it again!
"22.11.2016 20:32:21" io9.gizmodo.com Here's How Close We Were to Getting a Boba Fett Movie Directed by Josh Trank Back in 2015, Lucasfilm almost announced an official Boba Fett movie, complete with teaser trailer. A teaser trailer exists.
"22.11.2016 20:05:04" sploid.gizmodo.com A Fun Animated History of Iconic Cameras It's a little bit sad that phones have replaced cameras because after watching this animated history of cameras by Portero Delantero, you start to miss all that fun camera hardware with quirky designs and lovely character you just don't get from a thin Old cameras are the best
"22.11.2016 20:02:39" gizmodo.com Feds With Massive Conflict of Interest Find Zero Reports About Trump's DC Hotel The General Services Administration (GSA) oversees the management of federal property, including Washington DC's historic Post Office Pavilion. That building is currently being leased to Donald Trump for his new hotel. And as the Washington Post points Donald J. Trump's DC hotel is a massive conflict of interest
"22.11.2016 19:37:41" gizmodo.com The Disgustingly Awesome World of the 'Double Dare' Obstacle Course Our friends at The A.V. Club just published an insanely awesome oral history of the obstacle course from Nickelodeon's classic game show Double Dare, and it's chock-full of icky, messy fun. This look behind-the-scenes comes is timed right: Nickelodeon is So gross, yet so great!
"22.11.2016 19:37:09" theslot.jezebel.com Don't Take Your Eyes Off Ivanka Trump for One Fucking Second Ivanka Trump has attended at least one transition meeting that her father, the president-elect, had with a world leader. This is an unacceptable and alarming conflict of interest. On social media, she's also busily re-upping her personal brand as a warm, Now that Trump has been elected, she's not talking much about sitting down with the prime minister, but a whole lot about her adorable baking disasters.
"22.11.2016 19:24:07" gizmodo.com Turning This Toy Fish Inside Out Reveals All Its Glorious Guts Way back in 2014, Rachel Ciavarella created an unusual plush toy called Morris that could be turned inside out, revealing the fish's inner biology. The stuffed animal was actually just an experiment in textures and materials, but so many people reached Your kids won't realize they're learning about anatomy while they play.
"22.11.2016 18:56:05" gizmodo.com Donald Trump: Maybe Humans Did the Climate Change After All In a meeting with editors and reporters at the New York Times today, Donald Trump finally admitted that, well, okay, maybe—maybe!—human activity might have something to do with our ever-warming planet. In a meeting with editors and reporters at the New York Times today, Donald Trump finally admitted that, well, okay, maybe—maybe!—human activity might have something to do with our ever-warming planet.
"22.11.2016 18:48:13" paleofuture.gizmodo.com Confederate Time Capsule Opened, Is Filled With Soggy Garbage In 1895, the people of Louisville buried a time capsule with some rare Confederate artifacts. It included everything from a cigar smoked by the Confederate President Jefferson Davis to some Confederate currency. This week, the capsule was opened to reveal It was supposed to have a cigar smoked by Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
"22.11.2016 18:34:41" io9.gizmodo.com You'll Sleep Soundly Knowing There's a Death Star Lamp Next to Your Bed Thanks to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the Death Star is en vogue again, which also means there's no shortage of Death Star merchandise flooding the market. And despite it being a super weapon capable of extinguishing billions of lives with one blast, The ultimate weapon in the universe can now protect you from the monsters under your bed.
"22.11.2016 18:24:16" io9.gizmodo.com Gifts for Adults Who Still Like Toys and Things, Which Is Totally Normal Nowadays, Shut Up We have no shame about all the toys and collectibles we buy, and you shouldn't either. You should have even less shame about giving them to your loved ones this holiday season, because seriously, have you seen most pop culture swag nowadays? Because pop Pop culture swag nowadays is totally sweet, no matter how old you are.
"22.11.2016 18:12:24" gizmodo.com This Microbe Could Be the Planet's Most Prolific Predator This microscopic diplonemid doesn't look like much, but it's one of the most abundant single-celled hunters in the ocean. Researchers from the University of British Columbia have become the first to identify and photograph this surprisingly elusive—but Who knew?
"22.11.2016 18:00:10" gizmodo.com Emails: CIA Official Reviewed Parts of Times Reporter's Book Before Publication New York Times reporter David Sanger worked extensively with former deputy CIA director Michael Morell during the reporting of his book Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power—even arranging to provide Morell with This is how the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) gets the coverage it wants.
"22.11.2016 17:51:11" gizmodo.com When You Fly Over a Foreign Country, Your Airplane Owes Rent Ever wonder how commercial flights are allowed to pass over and through many different sovereign nations without causing a fuss? You can thank the International Civil Aviation Organization. Gotta pay up even if you're just passing through
"22.11.2016 17:25:06" io9.gizmodo.com Disney's Moana Is Damn Near Perfect Normally when reviewing a movie, you come up with a healthy mix of positive and negative things to say about it. In the case of Disney's Moana, though, I'm really struggling to come up with the latter. It's just that wonderful. And the whole family will love it.
"22.11.2016 16:59:05" io9.gizmodo.com Marvel's King of the Inhumans Is Getting His First Ever Solo Comic Everything's changing for the Inhumans next spring—the events of Inhumans vs. X-Men will give way to “Ressurxion,” a new line of both X-Men and Inhuman comics from Marvel. And while the newly announced Royals will see the Inhumans blast off into space, a We've got the first details on Marvel's next big Inhumans comic, Black Bolt.
"22.11.2016 16:57:52" gizmodo.com Here's a Can of Cranberry Sauce Playing Mozart's Turkish March Done with Thanksgiving dinner, and never want to see cranberry sauce again? Too bad: here's a can of the stuff being dropped, mashed, thwacked and sploshed, all to play Mozart's Turkish (geddit?) March. Happy Thanksgiving!
"22.11.2016 16:52:45" gizmodo.com Will Human Evolution Be Shaped by Climate Change? Welcome back to Giz Asks, a series where we ask experts hard questions about science, technology, and humanity's future. Today, it seems like we're going for the worst-case global warming scenarios, so it's time to think adaptation. We asked experts if humans will evolve to adapt to climate change.
"22.11.2016 16:43:25" paleofuture.gizmodo.com Yes, Adolf Hitler Really Said He Would 'Make Germany Great Again' Neo-Nazis around the world have made it clear that they're optimistic about what a Trump presidency will do for their cause. And while countless people have already pointed out just how dangerous Donald Trump's rise to power has been, the historical Hitler really said he would 'make Germany great again'
"22.11.2016 16:09:18" Your Guide to USB-C Dongle Hell Here's your guide to USB-C dongle hell.
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"22.11.2016 16:08:20" gizmodo.com Young Blood May Not Reverse Aging After All Speculation has emerged in recent years that young blood can reverse the aging process, raising the prospect of an exciting new rejuvenation technique. A new study contradicts this claim, pointing to other factors that may be responsible for the perceived Not so fast, vampires.
"22.11.2016 16:01:54" gizmodo.com Your Guide to USB-C Dongle Hell Apple has embraced the mono-port. With the new MacBook Pro, the Cupertino company has scrapped the myriad of ports on the previous generation of Pros and fully embraced USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 (the two use the same port type). Combined, USB-C and Know exactly which dongles you need to survive.
"22.11.2016 15:39:56" gizmodo.com Why This Week's Fukushima Earthquake Was an Aftershock From 2011 When a magnitude 6.9 earthquake rocked the Fukushima prefecture of Japan on Tuesday, fear swept the island nation that it could herald a repeat of the tsunami and nuclear disaster at Fukushima five years ago, both of which were caused by an enormous, The legacy lives on.
"22.11.2016 15:16:45" sploid.gizmodo.com Watching This Artist Turn a Blob of Glass Into a Dragon Is Nothing Short of Magic Working with glass not only requires a lot of artistic talent, it also requires nerves of steel given how fragile the material is. But master gaffer James Mongrain makes it look as easy as playing with Play-Doh as he turns a solid blob of molten glass This artist has impressive skills.
"22.11.2016 14:47:36" fieldguide.gizmodo.com The Most Common Problems in iOS 10 and How to Fix Them iOS 10 is live and amongst us and packed with a range of brand new features to play around with, but it's not without its problems either. If your iOS 10 experience has been less than ideal, here are some of the problems you might be seeing—and how to fix Here are a few lifesaving tips
"22.11.2016 14:24:26" io9.gizmodo.com A New Logan Image Suggests a Grim Fate for a Beloved X-Men Character David Yates teases a mysterious character for the Fantastic Beasts sequel. The first pictures from the set of Pacific Rim: Maelstrom are here. We know when we'll get to see Marvel's new Inhumans TV show. Stephen Amell discusses the poignancy of Arrow's Plus new set pictures from Pacific Rim 2, and David Yates talks about a new character appearing in the Fantastic Beasts sequel.
"22.11.2016 13:08:06" gizmodo.com This Cheap $20 Toolkit Can Open 99 Percent of Your Gadgets Were the electronics makers of the world to have their way, every time one of your gadgets broke, you'd simply buy a new one. But most gadgets can be repaired, as the folks at iFixit have revealed time and time again. And the team's newest DIY repair kit Fix your gadgets, don't replace them.
"22.11.2016 05:40:17" gizmodo.com 'They Treated Us Like Garbage': Former Trending News Writer Slams Facebook On Monday, a woman identifying herself as a former writer for Facebook's trending section took to Twitter to criticize the social media giant, saying the solution to the site's current fake news problem is the editorial team it fired with “no grace, no "Facebook has always had an answer to the fake news problem: our team."
"22.11.2016 04:08:49" gizmodo.com Hedgehog-Based Authentication Is the Only Way to Be Truly Secure Come up with a password, they'll crack it. Program a key card, they'll hack it. Tie your identity to a DNA sequence and Russian black hats will break into your bedroom while you're sleeping and steal all your blood. In the end, there's only one truly The best defense is a good offense.
"22.11.2016 03:46:38" sploid.gizmodo.com Sign Language Performances Make Every Eminem Song Better The music of Eminem is extremely good, but do you know what's better? Watching videos of people performing his songs in American Sign Language. This is the magic of YouTube. People confidently doing weird shit.
"22.11.2016 02:42:46" gizmodo.com Report: Peter Thiel Quietly Building Silicon Valley 'Brain Trust' to Help Trump According to a new Washington Post report, PayPal cofounder and Donald Trump transition team member Peter Thiel has been privately approaching other Silicon Valley entrepreneurs in recent days, asking them to advise the President-elect and possibly join Despite offering enviable political access, Thiel has reportedly had trouble finding volunteers.
"22.11.2016 02:06:17" gizmodo.com The Internet Has Us Very Worried About Dads Google's search predictions have us very concerned for dads. The company says it makes its search predictions based on “the terms you're typing” and “what other people are searching for.” Google also considers your previous search history, but even in Dads, WYD??
"22.11.2016 00:19:09" gizmodo.com Will You Lose Your Health Insurance Under President Trump? Each morning I take three pills, all of which I need to stay alive. I get my health insurance through the Affordable Care Act—without it, I'd be spending upwards of $500 on prescription medication each month. What happens if Obamacare gets repealed?
"21.11.2016 23:39:54" gizmodo.com You Don't Need Anti-Virus Software for Your Life Today security company Symantec, best known for its consumer anti-virus programs, spent $2.3 billion on a company called LifeLock. LifeLock is a so-called “identity protection” provider that is supposed to help alert its subscribers to odd activity on This identity-protection service sounds like a scam
"21.11.2016 23:34:07" gizmodo.com Facebook's Internet Drone Is Under Investigation After 'Structural Failure' Facebook's flying internet beaming drone thing that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to use to cure poverty (???) is currently under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board according to a report by Bloomberg. The NTSB has yet to This isn't good.
"21.11.2016 22:27:41" sploid.gizmodo.com How to Make an Awesome Fire Tornado with No Moving Parts I don't think it's possible to make anything cooler with your own two hands than this homemade multicolor fire tornado that spins around and weaves itself together with absolutely no moving parts. The only thing you need to do is cut up a glass cylinder It's really easy
"21.11.2016 21:50:16" paleofuture.gizmodo.com The Futuristic Walkman of 1938 Wasn't Very Portable Today we take it for granted that we can bring music with us wherever we go. But that obviously wasn't always the case. As just one example of how cumbersome portable music could sometimes be, take a look at this portable radio receiver from 1938. It was This was a portable radio in 1938
"21.11.2016 21:38:22" gizmodo.com Tsunami Warning Issued in Japan Following 6.9 Magnitude Quake A tsunami warning has been issued in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture after a6.9 magnitude quake struck of Honshu just before 6:00 am local time. Oh no.
"21.11.2016 21:36:03" gizmodo.com Uber Comes Up With Imaginary Way to Treat Its Drivers Better Before it gets rid of its drivers altogether, Uber is trying to make nice with them. But instead of paying them more or giving riders the ability to give them a tip, they're rewarding them with “compliments.” Because if there's one thing unrepentant Because if there's one thing unrepentant capitalism is good for, it's an imaginary reward system.
"21.11.2016 21:22:13" gizmodo.com Trump Names Two Opponents of Net Neutrality to Oversee FCC Transition Team President-elect Donald Trump has appointed two new advisers to his transition team that will oversee his FCC and telecommunications policy agenda. Both of the new advisers are staunch opponents of net neutrality regulations. Mr. tiny hands strikes again.
"21.11.2016 21:05:18" gizmodo.com How to Use a Drone for Easy Thanksgiving Dinner Prep The most food-centric holiday is almost upon us, and while you've probably already planned your Thanksgiving feast, have you started any of the prep work yet? If not, it turns out you can save yourself a lot of hard work in the kitchen if you have access This can't possibly go wrong.
"21.11.2016 20:35:18" io9.gizmodo.com Dune Is About to Make a Major Comeback Legendary Entertainment, the team behind The Dark Knight, Godzilla, Interstellar, Pacific Rim, and many others, just picked up the rights to Frank Herbert's equally legendary scifi novel, Dune. Sandworms of the world, rejoice!
"21.11.2016 20:33:08" sploid.gizmodo.com Why We Should Build Our Cities Upward, Not Outward Why should we build taller cities? Because cities with taller buildings are cool as hell. Taller cities are cooler
"21.11.2016 20:30:27" gizmodo.com This Elaborate Lego Mindstorms Factory Makes Just One Thing: Tiny Paper Boxes The best feature of this elaborate Lego Mindstorms miniature factory is how utterly useless it is in the grand scheme of things. As its name implies, the Papercube spends about three minutes diligently performing just a single task: making a tiny folded So magnificent, and yet so pointless.
"21.11.2016 20:17:27" io9.gizmodo.com Mark Hamill Is So Obsessed With Collecting He Made an Entire Show About It Being Luke Skywalker, the Joker, and the Trickster would probably suck if you didn't love pop culture. Thankfully for Mark Hamill, pop culture has been a lifelong obsession for him, and one that he's getting to explore on a brand new web series called And, along with our interview, you can exclusively watch the new episode right here.
"21.11.2016 20:04:14" gizmodo.com Feathers on This 130-Million-Year-Old Fossil Still Contain Traces of Color An exquisitely preserved fossil found in China still contains the original biological compounds that gave a 130-million-year-old bird its shading and color. The find extends the timeframe in which scientists thought these substances can be preserved. Now that's an impressive fossil.
"21.11.2016 19:26:31" io9.gizmodo.com Kevin Smith's Suggestion for a New Flash Director Is Way Better Than Ezra Miller's Earlier this month, Ezra Miller said that the thing the next Flash director needs is “heart.” Kevin Smith's got a much smarter take on what the next director needs and even has a suggestion for Warner Bros. to consider. (No, it is not himself.) How will the Flash play out on the big screen?
"21.11.2016 19:18:38" sploid.gizmodo.com The Circle of Life Was Inside This Baby the Whole Time As the new Planet Earth series has us remembering, nature is awe-inspiring, and unparalleled in its complexity, diversity, or cruelty. Observing the eternal arms race of species competing to claim a limited number of resources as it plays out through How did so much fit in there?
"21.11.2016 19:06:15" jezebel.com On The Internment of My Grandfather I remember the exact moment that I connected internment with my family. I was in elementary school, and we had learned all about the New Deal and Franklin Delano Roosevelt in social studies. Later that week, I was at my grandparents' house for a family If a Trump surrogate is going to bring up internment, we should all be clear what it is he's talking about.
"21.11.2016 18:54:52" jezebel.com Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Hit With Water Cannons, Tear Gas, and Rubber Bullets Late on Sunday, protestors at the encampment near the North Dakota Standing Rock Sioux reservation were corralled on a bridge and assaulted by police with water cannons, tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets. The police are characterizing the Police sprayed protesters with water cannons on a night that fell to 28 degrees Fahrenheit .
"21.11.2016 18:37:27" jezebel.com On The Internment of My Grandfather I remember the exact moment that I connected internment with my family. I was in elementary school, and we had learned all about the New Deal and Franklin Delano Roosevelt in social studies. Later that week, I was at my grandparents' house for a family My grandfather, Bill Yamamoto, is 89 now. He was fifteen when he was interned and was seventeen when he left the camp for the army.
"21.11.2016 18:27:11" io9.gizmodo.com All the Ways Fantastic Beasts Links Back to the Harry Potter Universe Thanks to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we can all see the future. We may not know how the adventures of Newt Scamander will turn out, but thanks to the Harry Potter films and books, we know what happens to many of the famous characters seen or There are a lot of them.
"21.11.2016 18:10:13" gizmodo.com China Is Going to Build a Solar Plant in Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone A pair of Chinese companies are planning to build a solar plant in one of the scariest places in the world—the exclusion zone around the damaged Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Somebody needs to tell them what happened back there back in 1986.
"21.11.2016 17:53:51" gizmodo.com World's Most Advanced Weather Satellite Can Peer Inside Hurricanes and Livestream Lightning Over the weekend, NASA and NOAA launched the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R), the United States' most advanced weather satellite yet, to study extreme storms, tornadoes, fires, lightning, and solar activity at unparalleled Your forecast is about to get a serious upgrade.
"21.11.2016 17:33:44" io9.gizmodo.com The Teaser Trailer for Cars 3 Is Oddly Disturbing And not in the “We finally find out how they reproduce” kind of way. You are not prepared for this level of ominous.
"21.11.2016 17:02:20" paleofuture.gizmodo.com Disney's Avatar Land Shows Why It's So Hard to Keep Epcot Futuristic Do you remember Avatar? It was released seven years ago as the single biggest movie of 2009. But unlike other sci-fi blockbusters with broad family appeal, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone today begging for a sequel, let alone clamoring for theme park Will Disney's Avatar Land be a bust?
"21.11.2016 16:52:05" gizmodo.com You Can Stash This Folding Under-Desk Heater in a Filing Cabinet Until You Get Cold It doesn't matter how fancy the office you work in is, it's an unwritten rule that when winter arrives, you're going to be cold at work. Even the pool tables and catered lunches in your dot-com wonderland can't keep you warm, but this folding under desk I need this under my freezing cold desk immediately.
"21.11.2016 16:28:13" gizmodo.com Apple Is Offering Replacements for iPhone 6s Models That Randomly Shut Down If you have an iPhone 6S that randomly shuts down, you're not the only one. Apple is aware of a problem that it says affects a small number of phones, and is offering customers replacement batteries for those units. You're not the only one with the iPhone battery glitch
"21.11.2016 16:16:06" gizmodo.com Jony Ive Designed a Christmas Tree and It Sucks This weekend, fancy hotel Claridges revealed the Christmas tree that will grace its famed lobby this year. Designed by a different fancy person each year, 2016's tree was was thought up by Apple impresario Jony Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson. Ah, It appears to be entirely undecorated.
"21.11.2016 15:59:10" gizmodo.com Watch Police Spray Pipeline Protesters With Water Cannons in Freezing Weather Police launched tear gas and water cannons at 400 people protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline this weekend. Drone footage shows the water cannons being sprayed at protesters in freezing cold temperatures. Eventually, police tried to Dakota Access Pipeline protests are reaching new levels.
"21.11.2016 15:56:39" io9.gizmodo.com We Are All Dolores' Freak-Out on Last Night's Westworld Episode eight, “Trace Decay,” continued Westworld's themes of memory and narrative. The world is controlled by the narrative, and the narrative is created by memory. It's how the two blur together for both the park's guests and the hosts, which is what is Someone help all of us understand what's going on.
"21.11.2016 15:43:01" gizmodo.com Gifts to Help Your Sad Friend Get Their Shit Together Your friend is in rut. Due to a variety of circumstances which may or may not be under their control, several things are not good. It's ok! It happens to everyone! Gifts for your sad friend that may or may not help right now.
"21.11.2016 15:36:31" gizmodo.com NASA's Dawn Probe Sent Some Stunning New Images of Ceres Swooping by at a unique angle, NASA's Dawn space probe recently captured some of the clearest views yet of dwarf planet Ceres, including Occator Crater and its intriguing bright surface features. Awesome new pics of the dwarf planet from just 920 miles away.
"21.11.2016 15:29:49" gizmodo.com RIP Apple Wireless Routers: We Hardly Knew Thee According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple is exiting the router business. Bloomberg report that, over the last year, Apple has started to shutter the division, which made the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule products, instead opting to OK, but what router to do I buy for my mom now?
"21.11.2016 15:10:02" sploid.gizmodo.com You'll Need a Barrel of Soy Sauce For This Monstrous Sushi Roll Always have a hard time deciding what you want in your futomaki roll when you're out for sushi? With this monstrous roll created by chefs at the Sushi Chef Institute in Torrance, California, every bite will yield a different ingredient, satisfying your Someone bring me all the wasabi in the world.
"21.11.2016 14:57:56" gizmodo.com You Can Play Doom on Apple's Touch Bar But It's Not Pretty When it first launched, Doom was the pinnacle of first-person shooters. Now the whole thing runs on Apple's high-tech function key replacement. (Macbook Pro, baby!) When we say "not pretty" we mean "completely unplayable"
"21.11.2016 14:52:14" io9.gizmodo.com That Was a Ridiculous Goddamned Episode of The Walking Dead I really thought that after the brutal, annoying season premiere, the follow-up episode introducing the Kingdom, Ezekial, and his tiger would be the extent of the show's absurdity. It turns out I was wrong. Absolutely, delightfully wrong. Can we have a show just about Jesus kicking zombies in the head, please?
"21.11.2016 14:19:02" io9.gizmodo.com Justice League Could Feature Another Big DC Hero New Game of Thones rumors tease another major reunion. New rumors speculate that one main Walking Dead star could soon leave the show. Plus, what's to come in The Flash and Arrow, romance on the set of The Defenders, and new footage from Passengers. To Plus new details about the return of Game of Thrones.
"21.11.2016 14:06:37" sploid.gizmodo.com Making a 20-Pound, 25,000-Calorie Gummy Turkey For Thanksgiving Is Pure Genius Visiting friends or family at Thanksgiving is the smartest way to deal with the holiday because you're letting someone else go through the hassle of making a turkey. But the folks at Vat19 have an even better idea: make a 20-pound gummy turkey as part of Say goodbye to a Thanksgiving afternoon nap, and hello to a sugar rush.
"21.11.2016 13:54:03" fieldguide.gizmodo.com The Most Useful Chrome Extensions Ever Made One of the great things about Google Chrome is that it offers thousands of third-party extensions that developers have come up with to add features, boost performance, and fix problems. Here are 17 Chrome extensions that we'd have a difficult time living Get work done faster.
"21.11.2016 13:32:03" sploid.gizmodo.com This 593-Foot Free Throw Might Be the Greatest Basketball Shot Ever Made If you thought those cross-court, buzzer-beating basketball shots you'll find all over YouTube were impressive, you'll be blown away by the How Ridiculous team's latest stunt. They set an official Guinness World Record with this 593-foot free throw made A new Guinness World Record.
"21.11.2016 04:17:25" gizmodo.com 100 Million Goddamn Trees Are Dead California drought update: It's still bad. How bad? According to the U.S. Forest Service, 102 million goddamn trees have now died in the state since 2010, including 62 million trees in this year alone. “The scale of die-off in California is unprecedented in our modern history.”
"21.11.2016 02:51:28" io9.gizmodo.com Suicide Squad: The Extended Cut Is the Movie 2016 Deserves Suicide Squad: The Extended Cut is the cinematic equivalent of a train wreck. Suicide Squad: The Extended Cut is the physical equivalent of a train wreck. Suicide Squad: The Extended Cut is 2016 in movie form. It is not “twisted” but it is insanely “tWiStEd.”
"21.11.2016 02:35:38" io9.gizmodo.com Watch the Entire Bee Movie, Except Every Time They Say 'Bee' It Gets Faster Bee Movie is an hour and 35 minutes long, but now you can watch the whole thing in a little over seven minutes. This is thanks to Avoid At All Costs, a YouTuber devoted to remixing Jerry Seinfeld's cult classic. “According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly.” Take a shot.
"21.11.2016 01:03:36" gizmodo.com Science Channel Cancels Special After Grisly Pumpkin Cannon Accident On Sunday, the Science Channel announced that it would not be airing a planned three-hour “Punkin Chunkin” special after an exploding air cannon injured two people, including a video producer who was hospitalized in critical condition. “I can't get the sound of the hard helmet out of my head to be honest with you.”
"21.11.2016 00:46:02" sploid.gizmodo.com For the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey, All You Need Is a Giant Axe and a Dog In order to stuff the perfect turkey, you'll need one cup of celery, one cup of carrots, an axe and a dog, explains prolific inventor Joseph on his YouTube channel. Once you successfully con your dog into chopping veggies for you, you can use that very So easy!
"21.11.2016 00:02:16" gizmodo.com Elon Musk Explains How Trump Could Actually Help Tesla Addressing concerns that the incoming Trump administration could threaten green businesses like Tesla, CEO Elon Musk assured shareholders on Thursday that eliminating zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) credits could actually improve the company's competitive Good for Tesla.
"20.11.2016 22:32:06" gizmodo.com The Head Transplant Doctor Has a VR System for Helping Patients With Terrifying Transition There are few things that cause me to feel visceral horror the way head transplants do, specifically the potential of the body to reject the transplant. I lose it. Now, the questionable neurosurgeon involved says he has a VR system that will prepare No virtual reality could prepare you for this.
"20.11.2016 21:54:51" io9.gizmodo.com Admiral Raddus Has a Grumpy Face Because He's Star Wars' Winston Churchill It's often considered an honor to have your likeness immortalized, whether it's on a painting, in the pages of a biography, or even on film. However, I'm not sure how the great Winston Churchill, former prime minister of the UK, would feel about being So that explains it!
"20.11.2016 20:38:26" gizmodo.com Brilliant Mod Makes Smartwatches Actually Useful Back in October, an analysis of the smartwatch industry found that sales were plummeting. That was quickly rebuffed by a different analysis that said sales were rising. One thing is for sure, smartwatches are boring. But this one is pretty awesome. Now this is a smartwatch worth wearing.
"20.11.2016 18:35:20" io9.gizmodo.com SNL Proves Anderson Cooper's Been a Westworld Host This Whole Time Ever wonder why CNN seems to constantly repeat itself with its coverage of the 2016 election and the future president of the United States? Turns out, it's because they're on a loop. Let's hope the Man in Black doesn't show up. Gives the title "CNN Host" a whole new meaning.
"20.11.2016 18:05:28" gizmodo.com 'The Big One' in California Will Cost an Insane Amount of Money A recent study found that California's San Andreas Fault could actually rupture along its entire 800-mile length. It was previously believed that “The Big One” could only occur in confined segments, and this new information is now being used by insurers Really big money.
"20.11.2016 16:50:46" io9.gizmodo.com Harry Potter Producer Joins Warriors, a Movie About Fighting Cats The producer of the Harry Potter film series and its latest spinoff is moving from Fantastic Beasts to feline ones. David Heyman announced that he's teaming up with China's Alibaba Pictures Group to adapt fantasy series Warriors for the big screen. And The children's fantasy series has sold over 30-million copies worldwide.
"20.11.2016 16:03:57" gizmodo.com Deleting the Facebook App Could Save Up to 20 Percent of Your Android's Battery Life Facebook has had an ongoing problem developing on Android for a while now. Facebook's central item officer, Chris Cox, even encouraged his staff to switch to Android in order to live with the issues and figure them out. A recent independent test by Tech It's worth a try.
"20.11.2016 15:40:15" io9.gizmodo.com There's an Entire Art Show Dedicated to MythBusters Finding and busting some of the world's biggest myths is almost an art unto itself. Now, there's an entire exhibition dedicated to the Art of the Myth. It's even got the stamp of approval from Adam Savage himself. Adam approves.
"20.11.2016 14:42:06" io9.gizmodo.com How Humanity Will Conquer Space Without Rockets Getting out of Earth's gravity well is hard. Conventional rockets are expensive, wasteful, and as we're frequently reminded, very dangerous. Thankfully, there are alternative ways of getting ourselves and all our stuff off this rock. Here's how we'll get Laser propulsion, stratolaunches and more.
"19.11.2016 22:54:58" sploid.gizmodo.com Flushing Sodium Down the Toilet Could Be the Last Thing You Do Grant Thompson does silly stuff with science and when he received a request to flush sodium down a toilet he knew who to call—the man who flushed mercury down a toilet with a hypnotic swirl. All cleaned up, the mercury toilet meets its ultimate demise in Boom.
"19.11.2016 21:39:04" io9.gizmodo.com Disney's Avatar Theme Park Finally Opens Next Summer Disney and James Cameron are still trying to convince the world that Avatar remains a thing. And who knows, they might be right...eventually. Seven years after the film debuted, and right in the midst of four planned sequels, the Mouse has revealed that It's got a "special drink location."
"19.11.2016 21:01:55" gizmodo.com How Star Wars Led to the Invention of Laser Tag When Star Wars was released in May of 1977 it captured the imaginations of numerous people who would go on to change the world. One man, an inventor named George Carter was inspired to change the ways in which teens screwed around in their free time—he Frickin' Lasers.
"19.11.2016 20:29:30" io9.gizmodo.com Film Kickstarter for Boiled Angels Artist Raises Enough to Clear Arrest Warrant The only comic-book artist who's ever been found guilty of obscenity can return to Florida without being immediately taken into custody. The Kickstarter for an upcoming documentary about his trial has raised enough to not only fund the film, but also to Not surprising, the film is planning a screening in Florida.
"19.11.2016 19:52:39" io9.gizmodo.com 5 Things From Harry Potter That Will Probably Never Be Explained The Harry Potter books almost have a complete world built in, thanks to seven books, several tie-ins, and, for better or for worse, whatever author J.K. Rowling decided to introduce in Pottermore. Despite all the detail that has gone into crafting his It would be fantastic if we're wrong.
"19.11.2016 19:10:49" io9.gizmodo.com Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern Crossover Covers Show Cornelius in Action We got super psyched when we heard that the Green Lantern Corps was heading to the Planet of the Apes for its latest crossover comic series. Now, we're getting a look at the star of the show: Cornelius, the coolest ape around. Also as an action figure.
"19.11.2016 18:47:22" gizmodo.com We Are All Dead Moose, Frozen Mid-Fight in Futile Combat Brad Webster was just showing a friend around the isolated town of Unalakleet, Alaska when they stumbled on a stark example of just how brutal nature can be—two dead moose, still locked in combat, frozen in ice. Nature
"19.11.2016 17:50:00" io9.gizmodo.com Disney is Adding Episode VIII to Star Tours Disney's adding a brand-new mission to Star Tours based on Star Wars: Episode VIII. If this means BB8 becomes our new co-pilot, buy me a ticket right away because I must go there immediately. Sounds like a fun trip.
"19.11.2016 17:29:08" gizmodo.com Facebook's New Plan to Deal With Fake News Is Too Vague and Too Late Around 9:30pm EST last night, Mark Zuckerberg really pushed the limits of a Friday night news dump when he posted Facebook's new plan for dealing with fake news, which includes vague notes on “warnings” and “disrupting fake news economics.” Again, the Zuckerberg has a long way to go in order to earn public trust.
"19.11.2016 02:56:15" io9.gizmodo.com Black Mirror, a Show on Netflix, Is Being Promoted With a Short Film About Netflix Ruining Lives At what point does the bleak marketing for Black Mirror stop being edgy and start actively discouraging you from watching? Because Black Mirror is worth watching, but this short seems to advocate ditching Netflix entirely. Hmmmm...
"19.11.2016 00:38:29" io9.gizmodo.com Emilia Clarke Joins Cast of Star Wars Han Solo Film The Queen of Dragons is moving from Westeros to a galaxy far, far away. Emilia Clarke has been cast in the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo spinoff film, in an as-of-yet unannounced role. She's ridden dragons and battled Terminators. Now, Emilia Clarke is heading to space.
"18.11.2016 23:31:10" io9.gizmodo.com Can You Pick Out All the References in This Action-Packed Scifi Poster Mashup? Your eyeballs may not be prepared for what we're about to show you. There's Daft Punk, Judge Dredd, Robocop, Akira, Blade Runner, Mad Max, Stranger Things, Chappie...
"18.11.2016 22:29:43" gizmodo.com The TSA Tries to Numb Your Thanksgiving Travel Pain With Bad Jokes It's late November in America, which means Thanksgiving, that beautiful and patriotic celebration of gluttony and genocide, is almost upon us. That in turn means that airport lines will soon swell enormously and swallow every traveler whole. Airport lines will soon swell enormously and swallow every traveler whole, and the TSA is here to "help."
"18.11.2016 22:15:12" gizmodo.com Google Bans Hundreds of Accounts For Participating in Pixel Tax-Dodging Scheme Google suspended hundreds of accounts used by people trying to take advantage of a US sales tax loophole in order to make a profit on the resale of Pixel phones. Although the accounts were restored after a few days, this creates an unsettling precedent Lesson: Don't dodge taxes.
"18.11.2016 22:12:05" gizmodo.com Verizon's iPhone 7 Data Speeds Are Slower Than They Should Be: Report The hardware inside of the Verizon iPhone 7 is supposed to sport download speeds that are far better than those on an AT&T iPhone 7. But according to a new report, the Verizon iPhones aren't as fast as they should be. While the Verizon devices still perform slightly better than the AT&T devices, there's still something slowing them down.
"18.11.2016 21:42:08" jezebel.com Amazon's Alexa on the Presidential Election: 'I Was Hoping to Vote For BB-8' Votes from last week's presidential election are still being counted across the country, but one that I assume will not be added to the tally for any candidate is from Amazon's voice-activated personal assistant, Alexa. There are no voting booths in the cloud.
"18.11.2016 21:32:20" M-Berry tasting buffet We took a magic pill that makes everything taste sweet. Now we will eat a bunch of sour things to see if it works. Also...alcohol.
"18.11.2016 21:31:19" io9.gizmodo.com Trying to Figure Out the Hero/State Pairings of Marvel's USAvengers Covers Marvel is getting ready to roll out its stars and garters for its All-American USAvengers comic, and one major way it's been doing it is by putting out a ridiculous amount of variant covers for issue one—one for each state, and then some. With them all There's a lot of very weird pairings in these patriotic covers.
"18.11.2016 21:19:30" gizmodo.com The WHO Was Wrong to Say Zika Is No Longer an Emergency Earlier today, the World Health Organization declared that the Zika virus, along with its related neurological complications, no longer constitutes an international emergency. The announcement is a troubling development that could threaten important Talk about jumping the gun.
"18.11.2016 21:11:11" gizmodo.com Watch a Weird Wall of Foam Invade a California Street A malfunction at the newest hangar of the San Jose International Airport has sent flame retardant foam spilling into the streets. This is weird.
"18.11.2016 20:59:04" io9.gizmodo.com Watch the Adorable Moment Supergirl Meets the Rest of the CW/DC Universe I cannot wait for this crossover. This is going to be so much fun.
"18.11.2016 20:55:08" gizmodo.com Trump 'University' Settling With Former Students for $25 Million Donald Trump's former “university” has been accused of bilking students out of their hard-earned cash. The man himself was supposed to appear in court later this month to face the charges, but it looks like we won't see the President-elect testify. Donald J. Trump swore he'd never settle
"18.11.2016 20:50:02" gizmodo.com The Internet Of Things Is Still Hackable as Hell This warning is as true now as it's ever been: beware of cheap internet-connected gadgets. This is not good.
"18.11.2016 20:38:32" io9.gizmodo.com The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behavior is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here's what you need to know about this annoying personality quirk and how you can handle people who express their hostility in Good advice for this weekend
"18.11.2016 20:30:57" gizmodo.com The Starbucks #TrumpCup Protest Makes No Damn Sense Trump supporters are mad, generally. Social media suggests they're fundamentally unhappy people. And today they're directed their misplaced rage at overpriced coffee giant Starbucks in the stupidest way possible. Today in "things that are really dumb"
"18.11.2016 20:21:03" gizmodo.com Scientists Discovered a Mind-Boggling Chasm on Mercury Placed on Earth, it would stretch from Washington DC to New York to Denver. Larger than the Grand Canyon, wider and deeper than East Africa's Great Rift Valley, Mercury's newly-discovered “Great Valley” boggles the imagination. But it's more than size "There is no evidence of any geological formation on Earth that matches this scale."
"18.11.2016 20:08:11" gizmodo.com Obama's Advisors Just Issued Some Terrifying Advice About Looming Bioterror Threats A new report by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology is advising outgoing President Obama to revamp the nation's biodefense strategy to meet the threats posed by CRISPR and other advanced biotechnologies. Why does everything seem so apocalyptic all of a sudden?
"18.11.2016 20:07:54" gizmodo.com Amazon Now Sells Cars Amazon is getting closer and closer to that 1-click car buying future we've all wanted. Fiat Chrysler announced today that it will be be partnering with the shopping giant sell cars online at discount. Wow
"18.11.2016 19:38:21" Meet New York's Indie Arcade Wizard Meet the guy who's keeping arcade culture alive, by building classic arcade style cabinets for new indie games.
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"18.11.2016 19:30:47" fieldguide.gizmodo.com 10 Tricks to Turn You Into a PS4 Master Whether you've just unwrapped a brand new PS4 or you've had one since launch day in November 2013, you probably haven't explored everything Sony's powerhouse console has to offer—no doubt you've been too busy gaming. Join us on a tour of 10 of our It's time for the weekend!
"18.11.2016 19:17:04" gizmodo.com At Least 2016 Gave Us This Brilliant Daft Punk/Beastie Boys Mashup Album There's rumors Daft Punk will go on tour again, but will we ever see a new album from the duo? It's uncertain. The passing of Adam Yauch in 2012 also marked the end of the Beastie Boys, but thanks to an artist named Coins, a new album featuring Daft Punk So maybe 2016 isn't a total write-off.
"18.11.2016 18:50:58" jalopnik.com This Tesla Driver Saved Himself From A Crash Using His Car's Acceleration A Tesla driver saved himself from an almost certain rear-end collision by simply pressing the go-pedal. Wait, I thought speed kills? The next time someone questions why you need such a fast car, just tell them that acceleration is a safety device.
"18.11.2016 18:38:17" io9.gizmodo.com There Was a Scene Cut From Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them That Kinda Changes the Whole Movie Producer David Heyman says the scene was taken out because they didn't want audiences to know exactly where the next movie was heading. But then he went ahead and told everyone about what happened in the scene anyway. Guess that big climax meant less than we all thought
"18.11.2016 18:25:34" gizmodo.com Livestream of Trump Tower Lobby Shows Who's Going to Meet Our President-Elect Are you worried that you just don't have enough Donald Trump in your life right now? Well, thanks to an ABC News livestream that's currently broadcasting from the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, you can remedy that immediately. Here's a livestream from Trump Tower
"18.11.2016 18:14:14" io9.gizmodo.com Warren Ellis Is Here to Talk About His New Book Normal, Gazing into the Abyss, and the Flaw in All Things Warren Ellis has written loads of stories where characters peel back a thin veneer of comforting distraction to reckon with just how messed up the world really is. It can be uncomfortable, but you can't stop reading because it feels so damn right. If you loved Transmetropolitan or any of Warren Ellis' other work, come and ask a question!
"18.11.2016 18:07:04" gizmodo.com You Might Finally Have a Use for Floppy Disks Again Even if you use computers on a regular basis, you probably haven't seen a floppy disk in close to a decade. Their limited storage capacity is laughable by today's standards, but that's not to say floppy disks are completely useless yet. At least not if Some of you might not even remember what those are.
"18.11.2016 17:59:04" io9.gizmodo.com A Guide to the Epic Scifi Movie Valérian, and the Fantastic European Comics That Inspired It Not many people in the U.S. will know that Luc Besson's lavish new scifi epic, Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets, is actually yet another movie adaptation of a hit comic book. This is mainly because Valerian the comic was never a hit in the You might not know it, but Luc Besson's new sci-fi epic is a saga that's 50 years in the making.
"18.11.2016 17:46:07" gizmodo.com The Secret Service Has Lost 1,024 Computers Since 2001 The US Secret Service is tasked with keeping the President and members of his family safe. But newly released documents show that the agency has had trouble keeping tabs on its own equipment. Since 2001, the agency has lost at least 1,024 computers, 736 Thanks Obama.
"18.11.2016 17:34:56" gizmodo.com This Chimpanzee Wearing a VR Headset Should Make You Very Uncomfortable This week, Bhagavan “Doc” Antle, the founder of The Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare Species, posted an Instagram video of a chimpanzee wearing an HTC Vive virtual reality headset. There's no sound, but the brief clip shows the chimpanzee Yikes.
"18.11.2016 17:07:08" gizmodo.com That Story of a Polar Bear Petting a Dog Just Took a Dark Turn Remember that heartwarming video from a few days ago showing a dog as it was being petted by a giant polar bear? In a twist that comes as a surprise to no one, a polar bear had to be immobilized last week after it killed and ate a dog from the same sled Perhaps the bear was tenderizing its meat?
"18.11.2016 16:55:08" gizmodo.com The Arctic Is Having a Scary Hot Flash The Arctic was already having a rough fall, but things took a sharp turn into crazy town this week, with temperatures across much of the Arctic ocean measuring some 36 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) above normal. This is definitely not normal.
"18.11.2016 16:46:14" kotaku.com Pokémon Sun and Moon: The Kotaku Review The massive popularity of 1996's Pokémon Red and Blue has cast a long shadow over the Pokémon series. Much of the fanbase believes in the superiority of the original 151 monsters, and given 2016's Pokémon Go phenomenon—which only had the initial cast—who Kotaku says the new games are fantastic.
"18.11.2016 16:33:18" gizmodo.com You Can Still Get a Great Apple Experience for Under $1,300 Just because Apple drove a nail into the MacBook Air's coffin doesn't mean you have to give up your dream of owning an Apple computer for $1,300 or less. While the new MacBook Pros start out at $1,500—and can hit prices as high as $4000—the MacBook and The iPad Pro and MacBook aren't terrible.
"18.11.2016 16:26:34" gizmodo.com Trump Found a Way to Make Manhattan Even Worse Midtown Manhattan—with its noise, traffic, slow-moving tourists, and overpriced everything—is the one place most New Yorkers avoid at all costs (if they can help it.) It's also home to Trump Tower, a gargantuan gold-plated phallus jabbed straight into the Never go to Midtown
"18.11.2016 16:16:05" gizmodo.com James Woods Quits Twitter Over 'Censorship' of Alt-Right After Suing User Who Called Him a Coke Addict James Woods has become a hero of the so-called alt-right on Twitter. But the actor, perhaps best known as winner of the 2000 “Role Model Award” at the Young Hollywood Awards, has decided to quit the social media service. Why? He's upset that Twitter has James Woods has quit Twitter over alt-right "censorship"
"18.11.2016 16:10:23" gizmodo.com Terminally Ill Teen Wins Battle to Be Cryogenically Preserved A terminally ill 14-year-old girl had her dying wish come true when a British high court approved her request to be preserved at a cryonics facility in the United States. It's the first case of its kind, setting an important precedent for the future. This is a huge deal
"18.11.2016 15:51:51" sploid.gizmodo.com This Giant Lincoln Portrait Was Made From Tiny Lincoln Portraits on Pennies The next time you clean out your change jar and find yourself with $148.33 worth of pennies you don't feel like lugging to the bank, why not turn them into a nine-feet tall, six-feet white mosaic portrait of Honest Abe that would look great over your fire Got 14,833 pennies overflowing your piggy bank?
"18.11.2016 15:38:03" gizmodo.com This Weird Trick Apparently Lets You Bypass Any iPhone's Lock Screen A series of YouTube videos are pointing out a flaw that could allow users to access photos on an iPhone without entering in a passcode. This requires physical access to the device, and Siri on the lock screen needs to be enabled. Uh-oh.
"18.11.2016 15:26:18" gizmodo.com Norway's Experimental Police Uniform Is Silly and Sort of Scary A public backlash has emerged in Norway in response to a proposed police uniform that's been compared to outfits worn by science fiction villains and totalitarian dictators. Sign of the times?
"18.11.2016 14:57:57" skillet.lifehacker.com When You Should Start Thawing Your Turkey, Based on Weight There's no shame in picking up a frozen turkey for the big meal, but thawing it must be taken into consideration when planning out the timeline. Luckily, delish has a simple, helpful graphic to help you figure out exactly when you should move your turkey Defrosting usually takes 24 hours for every four pounds of turkey.
"18.11.2016 14:34:03" gizmodo.com These 'Professional' Sweatsuits Won't Fool Anyone But Who Cares, They're Comfortable If the thought of having to 'dress up' has you skipping fancy dinner parties, or turning down promotions at work, Fruit of the Loom might have a solution for you. Its 2016 Professional Collection is a line of fleece sweatsuits printed with 'formal' Hate dressing up? You can go faux formal thanks to Fruit of the Loom.
"18.11.2016 14:29:53" io9.gizmodo.com New Game of Thrones Set Pictures Tease a Big Move for the Lannisters The Crow remake suffers yet another setback. Gareth Edwards is full of praise for Alan Tudyk in Rogue One. The Flash casts a Heroes alumni. Don't expect Steven Moffat to return to Doctor Who after next year. Plus, when to expect the return of iZombie, and Plus, the Crow reboot is stalled again, and Gareth Edwards on Alan Tudyk's role in Rogue One.
"18.11.2016 14:18:56" gizmodo.com Nearly a Trillion Dollars' Worth of Oil Was Just Discovered in Texas An estimated 20 billion barrels of oil valued at up to $900 billion has been discovered in a West Texan shale formation, the US Geological Survey announced this week. Three times the size of the Bakken oilfields in North Dakota, it could be the largest Holy crap.
"18.11.2016 14:05:04" sploid.gizmodo.com Everything Is Very Bad, So Watch This Dog Run Really Fast Here's Jeff Brines and his dog Tucker, just enjoying some bike trails in Targhee, Wyoming. Brines captured this footage of his dog out-racing him and his mountain bike, all while offering loving words of encouragement. Watch Brines pop wheelies and yell This is a good pup.
"18.11.2016 13:46:03" fieldguide.gizmodo.com How to Use Siri to Find New Music One of the tasks any respectable virtual assistant should be able to carry out for you is to discover new music, and Siri is certainly up to speed in this regard. If you're lacking inspiration for your next road trip tune or party mix, here are some of "Hey Siri, what song is currently playing?”
"18.11.2016 13:36:04" gizmodo.com Gifts for People Who Don't Want to Leave Their House Ever Again The holidays are upon us and while I'm sure a lot of people are planning to spend them in the warm embrace of family and friends some of us prefer the coolness of a completely empty house that we never, ever have to leave again. It's nice to stay at home with all this stuff. Your hermit friend will thank you!
"18.11.2016 06:32:01" sploid.gizmodo.com This Dude Really Can't Stop Making Ridiculous Jumps Off Buildings Into Pools Day or night, off roofs or balconies, into pools or harbors, hell, even after getting arrested for trespassing (as he was no doubt, attempting a jump somewhere), 8booth is still making wild and reckless jumps off buildings and into pools to scare Getting arrested didn't stop this daredevil
"18.11.2016 05:47:51" sploid.gizmodo.com Silly Short Re-Imagines How Day Turns Into Night Sure, we could blame the darkness of the night on the Earth's rotation and the dang Sun and no more daylight savings time but where's the fun in that? It's much goofier to imagine a comically big space being called Mr. Night running around the Very cute
"18.11.2016 03:48:11" gizmodo.com Elon Musk Says His Smart Solar Roof Could Cost Less Than Your Dumbass Regular Roof Shortly after shareholders approved the acquisition of renewable energy firm SolarCity on Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that his company's new solar shingles could cost less than conventional versions of the same thing, even before saved energy “It's like, why would you get anything else?”
"18.11.2016 00:48:18" gizmodo.com 40,000 Definitely Real People Have Applied for Jobs on Donald Trump's Broken Website Speaking to Fox News on Thursday, RNC Chief Strategist Sean Spicer boasted that “almost 50,000" people have submitted resumes to join the Donald Trump administration through his website. Whether all of those people are real, however, is far from certain. In our tests, the site accepted “email@example.com" as a valid address.
"17.11.2016 23:14:37" gizmodo.com Authorities Just Shut Down What.CD, the Best Music Torrenting Community Torrenting's long goodbye just claimed another victim. So long, and thanks for all the fish
"17.11.2016 23:10:52" gizmodo.com Apple Will Fix 'Touch Disease' on Your iPhone for Just $150 Apple now has a repair program in place to address the so-called “Touch Disease” problem that the iPhone repair community first raised in August. Over time, some iPhone 6 Plus users reported that the touchscreen on the phones became unresponsive, with a At least there is a fix now.
"17.11.2016 22:36:57" gizmodo.com My New $2,500 MacBook Pro Was DOA Damn this new MacBook Pro. As of this very moment I've had the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for just a few hours. It's small, sturdy, and typing my password in was pleasant enough. That Touch Bar looks really neat too, and when I set up Touch ID What a nightmare.
"17.11.2016 22:03:06" gizmodo.com Adidas' New Biodegradable Sneakers Are Made From Ultra-Strong Artificial Silk Fibers Of all the things you wear on a daily basis, shoes endure the most wear and tear, and thus rarely survive for more than a few years. Your options are usually limited to tossing the work out kicks in the trash. Now Adidas has created a new pair of In trying to make a more eco-friendly shoe, Adidas ended up making a better sneaker.
"17.11.2016 21:58:04" io9.gizmodo.com Official Star Wars Photocopy Paper Is the Perfect Collectible for Insane People Mark this day in your calendars, because today is the day you start demanding more from your bulk copy paper than just a bright white finish. Is there anything left that doesn't have a Star Wars logo on it?
"17.11.2016 21:56:37" gizmodo.com This Was the Real Political Map of America After the 2012 Election This post from 2012 resurfaced after the 2016 election, so we've updated the headline in order to avoid any confusion. Keep this map from 2012 in mind #tbt
"17.11.2016 21:28:32" io9.gizmodo.com The Full Trailer for Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events Show Is Better Than the Movie So far Netflix has released two teasers for its upcoming adaptation of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. And even so, it turns out, we haven't seen anything yet. If Neil Patrick Harris was in a Tim Burton movie, it would look something like this.
"17.11.2016 21:18:05" gizmodo.com Palmer Watch: Day 55 It's day 312 of the dark, dark year that is 2016. It's also day 55 of Palmer Watch! Has anyone heard from him yet? Does the founder of Oculus VR, which Facebook bought for $2 Billion, even work there any more? Palmer is still nowhere to be seen. http://gizmo.do/mjs9ejV
"17.11.2016 21:10:09" gizmodo.com Stop Paying Department Store Prices for Rope, and Just Use Lego to Make Your Own Making rope is a deceptively simple task since most people don't realize it's actually a complex weave of smaller strands. But thanks to Lego master Nico71, if you've ever thought about making your own, you can build this intricately choreographed Lego It's like watching a ballet.
"17.11.2016 21:05:34" gizmodo.com Seabird Crap Could Help Save the Arctic Seabird poop: great for ruining your picnic at the beach and according to new research, good for keeping the Arctic cool. But if the birds want to stop their summertime home from melting away, they're going to have to start taking laxatives. Our last, shitty hope.
"17.11.2016 20:20:01" jezebel.com Gifts For the Man Who Has Everything Imposing your will on the world is stressful work! And as we all know, stress leads to high blood pressure—which leads to death. And for the man who has everything, death is the one thing that he doesn't want. Here are a few ways to avoid her. For the man who has everything, death is the one thing that he doesn't want.
"17.11.2016 20:04:50" sploid.gizmodo.com This Animated Modern Twist of a Bizarre Famous Painting Is Just Delightful Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights is one of the most famous paintings in history. The center panel of the triptych showcases a bunch of naked people enjoying themselves in the most hedonistic ways possible at the time (or I guess, any A very weird take on a classic painting
"17.11.2016 19:53:04" gizmodo.com Twitter Bigwig Says Sorry About Those Nazis Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey formally apologized on Thursday for allowing a white supremacist group to sponsor an advertisement in violation of the company's own policies. Jack Dorsey apologizes.
"17.11.2016 19:25:30" io9.gizmodo.com New Footage Solves One Mystery of How Westworld's Park Actually Works Along with the questions about autonomy, self, and what it means to be real, Westworld also stirs up mysteries of a more practical nature. Namely, how does this giant park even work? At least we finally got an answer to this.
"17.11.2016 19:04:02" gizmodo.com This is How Fracking Can Cause Earthquakes It's generally believed that hydraulic fracturing is behind the recent spate of earthquakes in regions not usually associated with seismic activity, but the underlying processes are still poorly understood. New research from Canada strengthens the link Pump, baby, pump!
"17.11.2016 18:44:23" kotaku.com Genital Jousting Is A Steam Game That Needs No Other Explanation Genital Jousting is a game about dick butts penetrating each other—with consent, of course. It is now out on Steam's Early Access for program $4.99, and it looks incredible. (NSFW warning.) Just some dicks playing sportsball.
"17.11.2016 18:03:47" io9.gizmodo.com J.K. Rowling Recasts Harry Potter's Magic for the Delightful Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them There are few things more impressive than the imagination of J.K. Rowling, and it's on full display in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Harry Potter author-turned-screenwriter has begun an exciting new chapter in her wizarding world, set 70 So how is the new Harry Potter movie, Fantastic Beasts?
"17.11.2016 17:43:05" gizmodo.com Are These People Really Fucking in Trump Tower? Google Maps, as we all know, has a tendency to surface some pretty odd scenes. Trump Tower, too, contains many oddities. But do you know what happens when you combine the two? Fucking. Fucking happens. Hmmmmm!
"17.11.2016 17:32:19" io9.gizmodo.com Gifts for People Who Need a Hero Who Isn't Another White Guy Batman. Spider-Man. Superman. Captain America. Doctor Strange. Et cetera. They're all heroes, and they all have plenty of merchandise which is going to fill gift guides from one corner of the internet to the other. So we thought we'd bring you the other Shop outside the box this holiday season.