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While rising to our nation’s highest office is an unparalleled honor, becoming President also involves many personal sacrifices. This week, Donald Trump may have made his first, reportedly “trad[ing] in” the Android phone widely believed to be his primary tweeting device for a Secret Service-approved smartphone.Read more...

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On Thursday, Uber agreed to pay the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) $20 million over claims it misled prospective drivers, recruiting them with ads that inflated typical earnings and mischaracterized the terms of its vehicle financing program.Read more...

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Directors make so many filmmaking decisions that go unnoticed by casual viewers because we’re not paying close attention—but the use of color isn’t one of them. Color immediately stands out. Films can be hyper colorful and smack you with the entire color wheel, or they can be totally muted and monochromatic. You’re…Read more...

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There are many things in this world that need to be invented before this, and possibly more things that need to be fixed, but I think we all need to shift our priorities so we can focus on creating portals that we can jump through and teleport to another place like in the video game. Read more...

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The Inaugural Parade is an American tradition of high school marching bands, national well-wishers, and some scattered military units. President-elect Donald Trump, on the other hand, reportedly wanted something a bit more Red Square, with tanks and missile launchers.Read more...

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posted about 11 hours ago on gizmodo
Hundreds of millions of gallons of radioactive water remain sitting around the site of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan. But scientists can’t simply dump the liquid into the ocean, and if it continues sitting around, it could seep into the soil.Read more...

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Foxtrot Alpha What To Expect From Trump’s Defense Policy Based On What He’s Said So Far | io9 How Star Wars Should Handle Carrie Fisher’s Death | Kotaku Ranking The Grand Theft Auto Games, From Worst To Best | Vitals The Ideal Amount of Protein to Eat After Exercise |Read more...

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I find the history of numbers so much more fascinating than the application of numbers. Who cares about learning calculus, when you can geek out on the brief history of numerical systems? Read more...

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One of the cutest moments in the Logan trailer released today (an aside: mentioning “cute” and Logan in the same sentence is very strange to me) is the moment Wolverine flicks through an X-Men comic, noting just how wildly embellished they are. The comics used aren’t actual X-Men books—but now we know who made them…Read more...

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Gwyneth Paltrow—purveyor of $15,000 gold dildos and sex-dust smoothies—is back at it again with another oozing spoonful of Goop for your sex life. Ladies, it turns out that the key to life is sticking a jade egg up your “Yoni.”Read more...

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Researchers from Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed an innovative robotic sleeve that fits around the heart like a glove, maintaining a steady beat while the patient recovers. Read more...

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posted about 13 hours ago on gizmodo
I walk a lonely road, the only one that I have ever known. Don’t know where it goes, but it’s fucking littered with red Skittles that fell off of a truck en route to feed some cows.Read more...

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Alright, this is one of the coolest LEGO sets ever. Kylo Ren’s command shuttle features articulating wings, spring-loaded weaponry, and six minifigures (including Kylo, of course). Best of all, according to the Amazon bullet points, it’s also “100% toy.”Read more...

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posted about 14 hours ago on gizmodo
Tomorrow, irritable Dorito Donald Trump will be inaugurated as 45th president of the United States. All the world will be watching as Trump is sworn in to the stylings of 3 Doors Down and associated acts.Read more...

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Tomorrow, America’s national defense will be taken over by someone who has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and has expressed disdain toward America’s intelligence community, which believes Russia is a threat to the nation’s security. But that’s only one of his biggest challenges, and given what he’s said…Read more...

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Patricia Kim, a History of Art PhD candidate studying Hellenistic Greece at the University of Pennsylvania, is the first to admit she’s probably not what comes to mind when you imagine an academic researcher scrambling to archive federal climate data that might be erased by the Trump administration. But for Kim,…Read more...

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When a presidential inauguration rolls around, it’s party time in DC. Industry groups, corporations, and media organizations throw booze-filled parties, allowing them to get cozy with the new regime and rub elbows with industry and political allies. And some people just want to be seen to be seen.Read more...

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posted about 15 hours ago on gizmodo
Facebook works hard to maintain Mark Zuckerberg’s public image. Professional photographers take staged photographs, like these ones of him visiting a Facebook data center, petting a calf, and meeting with world leaders. A team of employees diligently manage his Facebook page. But the most frantic display we’ve seen…Read more...

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The Postman has returned! For those of you who might not know, “Postal Apocalypse” is io9’s mail column, where I, Rob Bricken, senior editor of io9 and professional nerd for the last 16 years, answer your questions. I settle fan arguments, I solve mysteries, I give advice, whatever. I do this in the guise as the…Read more...

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When Faraday Future showed off their FF 91 at CES earlier this year, there was really only one number they cared about: 2.39. That’s got nothing to do with the car’s range or anything like that. It’s how many seconds it takes to get to a-mile-a-minute. Lucid made a big deal that their Air could get to 60 mph in 2.5 …Read more...

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posted about 16 hours ago on gizmodo
Humanity would understand very little about cancer, and be hard-pressed to find cures, without scientific research. But what if, when teams recreated each other’s research, they didn’t arrive at the same result?Read more...

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posted about 16 hours ago on gizmodo
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is once again going after his neighbors in his latest effort to ensure his 700-acre Hawaiian compound remains impenetrable. This time, rather than erect another massive wall, Zuck has filed a series of lawsuits against several hundred people—some of whom are dead—who inherited or have…Read more...

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posted about 16 hours ago on gizmodo
Our planet is due to be hit with a powerful solar storm, an event that happens about once every hundred years. New research shows that losses from the ensuing blackouts could total $41.5 billion per day in the US alone, including nearly $7 billion lost in trade.Read more...

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posted about 17 hours ago on gizmodo
America’s auto safety regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has closed the investigation into the first known self-driving car crash that involved a Tesla Model S in Autopilot last year, reports Reuters citing an unnamed source. No recall was allegedly demanded.Read more...

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posted about 17 hours ago on gizmodo
Former Governor of Texas Rick Perry, a man who became 12 percent smarter when he started wearing glasses, is testifying on Capitol Hill today. He’s been nominated by president-elect Trump to be the secretary of energy, and Perry is currently sailing through the confirmation process while cracking jokes.Read more...

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