posted less than an hour ago on gizmodo
The good news for MacBook and MacBook Pro users is that Apple has finally capitulated and fixed, or at least improved, the low profile butterfly keyboards that have been causing headaches, and straight-up failing, since 2015. The bad news is that, for the time being, the only upgrade path available is the new…Read more...

Read More...
posted about 1 hour ago on gizmodo
Get your first tiny glimpse of Lovecraft Country. HBO Max wants to turn the Point Horror books into a new anthology. Angelica Ross teases fan upset around the identity of AHS: 1984's Final Girl. Plus, more Carnival Row enters production, what’s to come on The Purge, and another new look at Tremors 7. Spoilers get!Read more...

Read More...
posted about 1 hour ago on gizmodo
I’ve never loved the AirPods. That’s mainly because I’m one of the few people whose ears just don’t fit with the mostly universal design. But they wouldn’t be so popular if they weren’t great earbuds. So when Apple announced the AirPods Pro with different fit options and a flurry of new features, I thought it must be…Read more...

Read More...
posted about 4 hours ago on gizmodo
The impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump start today in Washington, D.C. at 10 am ET/ 7 am PT. And even if you’re not near a TV, you can watch it all unfold on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and more, with our links below.Read more...

Read More...
posted about 9 hours ago on gizmodo
A federal court in Boston ruled on Tuesday that suspicionless searches of electronics at U.S. border crossings are unconstitutional, finding that reasonable suspicion of an actual crime is required before authorities can demand access to cell phones and other devices.Read more...

Read More...
posted about 10 hours ago on gizmodo
Donald Trump’s senior policy advisor Stephen Miller, the immigration ultra-hardliner behind this White House’s nastiest efforts to villify and torment immigrants and refugees, pushed racist talking points and linked to white supremacist websites in leaked emails published on Tuesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.Read more...

Read More...
posted about 17 hours ago on gizmodo
There could be a million different structures with the ability to store genetic information, according to a recent paper.Read more...

Read More...
posted about 17 hours ago on gizmodo
Facebook, a company best known for its societal fuckery and gross mismanagement of user data, has announced the launch of its Venmo competitor, Facebook Pay. A real treat for anyone looking to share even more of their valuable data with what is arguably one of the most reckless companies in the world.Read more...

Read More...
posted about 17 hours ago on gizmodo
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...

Read More...
posted about 17 hours ago on gizmodo
On Monday, we reported that dirt-cheap transcription service Rev was lowering the already precarious minimum pay for its independently contracted workforce by over 3o percent. The change wasn’t even announced in an email, according to multiple Rev workers.Read more...

Read More...
posted about 17 hours ago on gizmodo
NASA’s Curiosity rover sniffed out an unexpected seasonal variation to the oxygen on Mars, according to new research.Read more...

Read More...
posted about 18 hours ago on gizmodo
A handful of folks recently spotted an unwelcome addition to the Facebook app for iPhone. Some stray swipes on the News Feed would inexplicably reveal the viewfinder for the phone’s rear camera. It’s unclear if the camera was recording, but there it was lurking in the background of an app that’s infamous for running…Read more...

Read More...
posted about 18 hours ago on gizmodo
The Japanese space agency has declared an end to the exploratory phase of the Hayabusa2 mission. Beginning tomorrow, the overachieving spacecraft will leave Ryugu and head back to Earth, bringing—hopefully—its asteroid samples along with it.Read more...

Read More...
posted about 18 hours ago on gizmodo
Security researchers who played a role in uncovering the Spectre and Meltdown attacks that targeted microprocessors revealed on Tuesday a new vulnerability in Intel chips which they claim the company failed to address after it was first alerted a year ago.Read more...

Read More...
posted about 19 hours ago on gizmodo
Just in case you forgot that Microsoft is deep into augmented reality, the early access version of Minecraft Earth is finally available on iOS and Android for Americans to get a taste of the future. Read more...

Read More...
posted about 20 hours ago on gizmodo
A new “Surprise Me” button will be added to the Xbox One’s game library, Microsoft announced yesterday on Twitter. Rolling out first for players in the Xbox One insider testing program, the “Surprise Me” button will allow the indecisive player to select a game randomly from their library to play.Read more...

Read More...
posted about 20 hours ago on gizmodo
Leadership at WeWork knew that the company’s custom phone booths had elevated amounts of formaldehyde for months before it warned its customers about sitting inside the small toxic cells, according to a report from Bloomberg.Read more...

Read More...
posted about 21 hours ago on gizmodo
Last night, Goldman Sachs issued a second statement dimly alluding to the algorithmic voodoo behind the Apple Card’s allegedly discriminatory determinations of creditworthiness, claiming that the banking giant “[has] not and never will make decisions based on factors like gender.”Read more...

Read More...
posted about 21 hours ago on gizmodo
Finally, the day has arrived—Disney+ launch day, that is. Tempting as it was to call in sick today with a terrible case of the Mandalorian (and a stuffy nose), I’m here, and I’ve created a guide that will help get you started with Disney+. This includes how to quickly install the app on your various devices, activate…Read more...

Read More...
posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
Plans have been announced to convert abandoned areas in Fukushima to a renewable energy hub, a scheme that will involve the construction of new solar plants, wind farms, and a power transmission grid that will feed Tokyo with electricity.Read more...

Read More...
posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
Inspired by the way diving bell spiders and fire ants use their water-repelling legs and bodies to trap air in order to float on water, researchers from the University of Rochester have found a way to make solid metal structures float on water, potentially paving the way for unsinkable boats or smartphones that won’t…Read more...

Read More...
posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
A heartbreaking number of Americans know someone who has died after not being able to afford medical treatment, according to the results of a new Gallup survey out Tuesday. Within the last five years, it found, some 34 million Americans believe they’ve lost someone in exactly that way, and even more Americans…Read more...

Read More...
posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
If you’re a parent, you know there is literally nothing worse than the full-scale screaming that ensues when your toddler loses her mittens in the middle of a blizzard, calling for you to dive head-first into a snowbank in an effort to curb the high-octave madness. Amiright?Read more...

Read More...
posted about 23 hours ago on gizmodo
Preorder Amazon Echo Show 8 | $100 | AmazonRead more...

Read More...
posted about 23 hours ago on gizmodo
The Midwest woke up this week to weather colder than somewhere between Mars and a witch’s tit. Record-setting temperatures have already been recorded across the U.S. The chill will continue to push into the East Coast on Tuesday, raising the odds of more temperature records falling.Read more...

Read More...