Gizmodo 8 April 2018

Lush Animation Brings This Soulful Poem to Life

Good animation can make tiny details sing. It can invest the most simple objects with life and spirit, expanding them into entire worlds. Like, say, a toothbrush. Read more...

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The New Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer Sets the Smuggler on the Path to Becoming A Legend

Though, let’s be honest, Han is a much better hero than he is criminal.Read more...

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A $675 Million Deal to Purchase a Famous New York Hotel With an Initial Coin Offering Is Tanking

Investors are walking away from a $675 million deal to purchase New York’s storied Plaza Hotel, in part by raising $375 million via an initial coin offering—a largely unregulated form of investment vehicle in which investors are offered cryptocoins instead of traditional stock.Read more...

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Trump Criticizes Putin Following Syria Chemical Weapons Attack

President Donald Trump has called out his pal Vladimir Putin in an unusual criticism of the Russian president following a chemical weapons attack on a hospital Saturday in the Syrian city of Douma, in Eastern Ghouta.Read more...

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Is Disney Ok?

They say that a company’s social media presence is like the window into its soul.Read more...

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Please Enjoy This Compilation of NASA Test Dummies Having Their Day Ruined

NASA test dummies go through a lot so humans don’t have to. They get used for brutal impact tests, and sometimes said tests don’t go so well... for the dummies, not necessarily the scientists.Read more...

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Sunday's Best Deals: Bissell Carpet Cleaner, MicroSD Card, Sonicare Toothbrush, and More

Vacuum up savings on a Bissell carpet shampooer, snag deals on a microSD card, save $50 on a Sonicare toothbrush, and find the rest of Sunday’s best deals.Read more...

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Actually, Amazon's Lord Of The Rings show might cost over $1 billion

Back in March, we reported that Amazon’s Lord Of The Rings show had already cost the online retailer $250 million just for the rights, with insiders expecting the number to jump up to “another quarter of a billion dollars” once production formally got under way, but now it looks like that already-huge estimation may…Read more...

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Facebook Boots Yet Another Company's Account for Extensive Ties to Cambridge Analytica

Facebook has booted AggregateIQ, the Canadian election consulting firm that built data tools for sketchy election firm Cambridge Analytica, this week on the grounds that it may have received some of the extensive data on 87 million Facebook users the latter company received through a partnership with an app.Read more...

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Upgrade Your Switch, Dash Cam, and More With a 128GB MicroSD Card, Just $40 Today

Whether you need a small card for a dash cam, or a ton of space for Nintendo Switch games and 4K GoPro footage, this 128GB Samsung microSD card is down to $40 today on Amazon. We’ve seen it go as low as $37, but this deal is still $5 less than usual. I have this exact card in my own Switch, and it’s been great. Read more...

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Find Out How Dirty Your Carpets Really Are With This Bissell TurboClean Deal, Today Only

If you’ve never deep-cleaned your carpets, you’re in for an eye-opening experience when you see just how much crap a person (not to mention a pet) can track into a home. At $75 (about $25 less than usual), this discounted BISSELL TurboClean is perfect for keeping your carpets actually clean as opposed to just looking…Read more...

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Uber Manages to Dodge Ban in Egypt Over Taxi Driver Lawsuit, for Now

Ride hailing service Uber and competitor Careem will not be banned in Egypt after a court overturned a judicial decision to pull the companies’ licenses, allowing both companies to continue operations there for the time being.Read more...

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Chadwick Boseman Reprised His Role as T'Challa on Last Night's Saturday Night Live

Last night, Chadwick Boseman took a well-deserved victory lap hosting Saturday Night Live, and in the process he naturally returned to the role that’s defined 2018: the Black Panther. Read more...

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