posted 11 days ago on gizmodo
After too many years on the internet,I thought nothing could surprise me any more. And then I saw this face-melting Cassius music video. My face actually melted into a beautiful puddle of tears and teeth.Read more...

Read More...
posted 11 days ago on gizmodo
When we think of dwarf planets, the first thing that comes to mind is obviously the injustice of Pluto getting demoted to one. But the truth is, these little guys—and there are six currently recognized within our solar system—deserve just as much love as their mightier planetary cousins. Good news for them: a new…Read more...

Read More...
posted 11 days ago on gizmodo
You might see science as splashy headlines and a barrage of new results—but in the background are people with emotions and ambitions, politics, and a system that promotes publishing novel findings above all. A new paper on eel navigation highlights some of these systemic troubles.Read more...

Read More...
posted 11 days ago on gizmodo
Once upon a time in the not-too-distant past, getting an email or a weather forecast popping up on a smartphone felt like magic—but now the technological novelty of these alerts has worn off. We’re growing sick of the constant interruptions. Mobile notifications are undoubtedly useful, but you need to make them smart.Read more...

Read More...
posted 11 days ago on gizmodo
I know this “tactical spork” is designed for camping, but if I owned one, I’d probably use it at home on a regular basis. The best part is undoubtedly the hidden knife that uses the spork handle as a sheath, but the $7 price tag is a close second. Just don’t try to bring it on an airplane. Read more...

Read More...
posted 11 days ago on gizmodo
Uber has made a lot of questionable decisions behind closed doors, and today, yet another one emerged. According to The Information, between 2014 and 2016, Uber used secret software called “Hell” in order to track drivers from its biggest rival, Lyft.Read more...

Read More...
posted 11 days ago on gizmodo
Lucid Motors showed it wanted to be taken serious last month, when the start-up announced the base model for its electric sedan will have a starting price under $60,000. To coincide with this week’s auto show in New York, the company unveiled the Alpha Speed Car prototype of the Air—and this thing can move: 217 miles…Read more...

Read More...
posted 11 days ago on gizmodo
On March 28, 265 members of Congress voted to repeal a set of Obama-era privacy rules that would have stopped internet service providers (ISPs) from selling your browsing data to advertisers without your consent. Popular arguments against this rule change include “protecting privacy” and “respecting consumers.”…Read more...

Read More...
posted 11 days ago on gizmodo
In a behavior never seen before in an insect species, predatory ants were observed to retrieve wounded comrades on the battlefield and then bring them back to the nest for recovery. Sounds noble, but these ants—who spend their days attacking termites—are simply being pragmatic.Read more...

Read More...
posted 11 days ago on gizmodo
Touchscreen devices like smartphones and tablets are now fixtures of many households, so it comes as little surprise to learn that young children who don’t work or go to school are among their most active users. In the first study of its kind, researchers have learned that infants and toddlers who spend more time on…Read more...

Read More...
posted 11 days ago on gizmodo
Aquaman casts a big villain. Peter Capaldi discusses what sort of Doctor we can expect in his last season of Doctor Who. There’s good news for The Magicians and Shadowhunters. Plus, snazzy new Defenders art, a new Justice League poster, and set footage from the next Mission: Impossible movie. Spoilers get!Read more...

Read More...
posted 11 days ago on gizmodo
Filmmaking is a long and arduous process, sometimes requiring days of shooting just to get a single shot. Even a nine-minute short film can usually take weeks to film—and that’s the easy way. Director Paul Trillo, however, wanted to do something else, so he filmed his latest short film, At The End Of The Cul-de-Sac,…Read more...

Read More...
posted 11 days ago on gizmodo
Disney and Lucasfilm have started this year’s Star Wars Celebration on the right foot, announcing a new series of animated shorts called Forces of Destiny... all about some of Star Wars’ most iconic female characters, with several of the actresses reprising their starring roles.Read more...

Read More...
posted 11 days ago on gizmodo
The Autonomous Space Agency Network (ASAN), an independent advocate of DIY space exploration, has a message for Donald Trump and they’ve launched a weather balloon into the stratosphere to send it: [email protected] LOOK AT THAT, YOU SON OF A BITCH.” It’s honestly not as confrontational as it seems at first glance.Read more...

Read More...
posted 11 days ago on gizmodo
During Japan’s version of the Nintendo Direct held earlier today, a new game in the Senran Kagura series—Refure—was announced for the Switch.Read more...

Read More...
posted 11 days ago on gizmodo
The temptation to use the anonymous online commenting for the purpose of telling other people how stupid they are is strong. But one judge in England has learned the hard way that giving yourself a pseudonym doesn’t mean that no one will ever find out who’s talking shit.Read more...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on gizmodo
You might think you’re a good driver. But you’ve got nothing on a nameless 8-year-old hero from Ohio. This past weekend he and his 4-year-old sister waited for their parents to fall asleep, stole their car, and then drove to McDonald’s to chow down on some McMeats.Read more...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on gizmodo
The walled garden Apple uses to meticulously control every element of the iPhone can really suck. It prohibits you from replacing the battery, adding third-party storage, or using an iPhone to tinker around and build new, weird projects.Read more...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on gizmodo
Bodum’s double walled drinking glasses keep your beverages hot or cold for longer, and look awesome while doing it. If you want to give them a try, Amazon’s selling 2-packs of 12 ounce tumblers for $17 right now, and a pair of espresso mugs for $7 (as an Add-On Item). I’ll drink to that.Read more...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on gizmodo
On Tuesday, I asked Gizmodo readers why they’re still using Microsoft Word. And a lot of people answered the call. Like, hundreds of people expressed some rather powerful opinions about the aging office tool—so many that I had to share some of the best.Read more...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on gizmodo
Us Earthlings are quite lucky to be living at around standard temperature and pressure. Life has evolved to comfortably handle the shapes in which most molecules have arranged themselves under temperatures of about 32 degrees Fahrenheit and atmospheric pressures of an average day at sea level. But on other planets, at…Read more...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on gizmodo
Just hours after launching, Burger King’s new smart home ad campaign is already crashing like the goddamn Hindenburg. On Wednesday, the company released a weirdly intrusive 15-second spot designed to intentionally trigger viewers’ Google Home devices. In theory, the devices would then read back a list of the Whopper’s…Read more...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on gizmodo
Most of the time, when people talk about the cutting edge gene editing technology CRISPR, they are actually talking about CRISPR-Cas9. CRISPR, you see, is just one half of the genome editing tool, the programming that instructs where a DNA edit will actually be made. The other part consists of proteins that actually…Read more...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on gizmodo
There are a lot of reasons to game on a PC instead of a console. The ability to upgrade your game machine on your own time and in accordance with your own budget is a big advantage. The improved performance—due to the sheer power of new PC hardware—is another. According to Gamasutra, Kevin Gammill, Group Program…Read more...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on gizmodo
Unique to the digital age is the video content creation industry, one where employees are “users” and employers are “platforms.” In it, workers aren’t owed squat. When there are tech issues, they can visit the support page. When there are platform updates, a lot of the time, the press knows first. Full-time YouTubers…Read more...

Read More...