Gizmodo 9 April 2018

There's More to Westworld's Mysterious Shōgun World Than Meets the Eye

The brief glimpse of Delos’ other parks besides Westworld was one of the most surprising moments of Westworld’s first season and more than enough reason to get hype for the second. According to the series’ showrunners, one park in particular holds a personal significance for them both.Read more...

Read More →

Antarctica Is Getting Snowier

The world’s largest hunk of ice, the Antarctic ice sheet, holds enough frozen water to put cities like Miami several hundred feet under. How much Antarctica shrinks in the future will depend on the balance between what’s melting away, and what’s being added when it snows.Read more...

Read More →

Some Racist Weirdo Is Putting Neo-Nazi Propaganda Into Boxes of Diapers at Target

Awful people who have yet to be identified are allegedly slipping white supremacist propaganda in the form of “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” cards into packages of diapers sold by Target.Read more...

Read More →

Anker's Top-Selling String Lights Are Back On Sale For $7

Anker’s home goods brand, Eufy, just put its crazy-popular copper string lights back on sale for an all-time low $7. This set doesn’t include a remote, but if you plug it into a cheap smart plug, you’ll be able to control it with your smartphone or smart speaker.Read more...

Read More →

These Real-Life Walking Mech Suits Are Finally a Reason to Visit Disney's Avatar World

Sure, Avatar made $2.78 billion during its box office run almost a decade ago, but did anyone really walk out of the theater wanting to visit James Cameron’s Pandora? We still can’t figure out why “The World of Avatar” was built at Walt Disney World, but now that the park has these towering mechs walking around, it…Read more...

Read More →

Here's a Bingo Card to Play While Mark Zuckerberg Spews Bullshit on Capitol Hill

On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg will make the first of his back-to-back appearances on Capitol Hill. He’s reportedly been getting lots of coaching from normal humans, so we can expect a lot of canned answers pulled from Facebook’s greatest hits. To help you navigate the proceedings we’ve gamified the experience.Read more...

Read More →

Feds Praise Backpage Takedown as Sex Workers Fear for Their Lives

Justice Department officials on Monday praised the actions of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies seizing Backpage.com, the popular classifieds website long accused of enabling sex traffickers and profiting off criminalized sex work. Read more...

Read More →

World's Hottest Pepper Sends Man to the ER With Thunderclap Headaches

For one brave man, eating one of the hottest peppers in the world came with an unexpected side effect: Days of splitting headaches that prompted a trip to the emergency room.Read more...

Read More →

The 10 Best Deals of April 9, 2018

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...

Read More →

Westworld's Showrunners Offer to Reveal the Entire Season Two Plot to Help Protect Its Biggest Spoilers

After Reddit and other fan communities pretty much predicted the entire first season of Westworld, showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy made headlines by promising to work with online theorists in the second season. Now, we might know how: Spoil absolutely everything.Read more...

Read More →

Relive the '90s With This Original File Manager Port for Windows 10

Personal computers have come a long way since the 1990s. We’re not too interested in reliving the limited, early days of Windows software, but if you’re feeling nostalgic, Microsoft just released an old version of its original File Manager that you can now run on your present-day computer.Read more...

Read More →

The Weirdest Rumors About the Marvel Cinematic Universe That Never Came True

This month, years of meticulous movie planning will culminate in the release of Avengers: Infinity War, smashing together heroes from a decade’s worth of some of the biggest films on the planet. The road to Infinity War has been paved with a decade of reporting around it—some of it leading to some very bizarre rumors…Read more...

Read More →

Northrop Grumman Blamed for Loss of Mysterious Zuma Spy Satellite

The loss of a multi-billion-dollar satellite this past January is being attributed to engineering and testing errors made by aerospace and defense firm Northrop Grumman Corporation, according to a recently concluded investigation.Read more...

Read More →

All of Amazon's Fire Tablets Are On Sale For Prime Members, Starting at $35

Are Amazon’s Fire Tablets as fast and as capable as the latest iPads? Of course not. But they’re perfectly respectable media consumption devices, and all three sizes are on sale today for Prime members only, to go along with the company’s (better-than-intended) Kindle sale.Read more...

Read More →

23andMe CEO Compares DNA Tests to at-Home Pregnancy Tests, but It's Not That Simple

In a provocative opinion published Monday in STAT, 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki argues that home DNA test customers don’t need experts to help them interpret genetic health risk reports. Wojcicki compares her company’s health reports, which tell people whether they are at risk of developing certain diseases, to at-home…Read more...

Read More →

Oregon Governor Signs Net Neutrality Bill Alongside the Middle Schoolers Who Fought for Its Passage

In February, three middle school students helped push a statewide net neutrality bill. Today, Gov. Kate Brown is headed to the girls’ middle school in Portland, where she will sign the bill into law.Read more...

Read More →

Advocacy Groups Say YouTube Is Illegally Collecting Data From Children

23 privacy and children’s advocacy groups filed a Federal Trade Commission complaint against YouTube, alleging the platform illegally collects data from children. The groups, led by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), allege YouTube is violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by…Read more...

Read More →

Uber Wants to Be Your New Bicycle

Uber announced today that it’s acquiring Jump, a dockless bike-sharing service that recently launched a small fleet of bikes in San Francisco. Read more...

Read More →

You Don't Need a Green Thumb to Operate This AeroGarden, Now Cheaper Than Ever

You don’t need a yard, or even any gardening skills to grow your own food at home; you just need a Miracle-Gro Aerogarden. These fully-integrated, soil-free indoor gardens can grow herbs, vegetables, and salad greens up to five times faster than regular soil, and one of the best models you can buy is cheaper than…Read more...

Read More →

Holy Shit, These Triassic Ocean Reptiles Were Big as Hell

Paleontologists working along the UK’s southwest coast have unearthed a 205-million-year-old jawbone that belonged to an absolutely enormous species of ichthyosaur, a very successful group of aquatic reptiles. At approximately 85 feet in length, these monsters were one of the largest animals to have ever appeared on…Read more...

Read More →

Leap Motion's New AR Headset All But Guarantees Your Public Humiliation

Leap Motion, the company behind the weird gesture-tracking controller for PC and VR, is showing off some pretty interesting tech in the form of an AR headset reference design. Whether or not you’ll be able to get your hands on the concept, which incorporates the company’s gesture control hardware, is another story.…Read more...

Read More →

Researchers Unearth New Malware Designed to Make ATMs Spew Out Cash

Researchers have recently discovered new kind of “jackpotting” malware—the sole purpose of which is forcing ATMs to spit out huge volumes of cash.Read more...

Read More →

Price Mistake: Order a Kindle Paperwhite For $40, and Hope It Actually Ships [Update: Now $80]

Update: Unsurprisingly, the price mistake is dead now. But you can still get the entry-level Kindle for $50, or the Paperwhite for $80, if you’re a Prime member. Cold comfort for people that missed the price mistake, but still a very good deal. Read more...

Read More →

How to Pay For Real News

Our nation’s present uproar over the deleterious effects of social media on society and fretting about the decline of trusted news outlets is nothing new. What’s new is the fact that the straightforward ways to prop up the Real Journalism industry have never been more obvious.Read more...

Read More →

Musk's Flamethrower Looks Like a Toddler's Toy Next to This Jet-Powered Fire Tornado Cannon

If you weren’t able to scrape together $500 to buy Elon Musk’s fund-raising flamethrower, YouTube’s Jairus of All has a cheaper, DIY alternative that instead spews a massive spinning tornado of fire using a pair of ducted fans and a tank of liquid propane worn as a backpack.Read more...

Read More →
Calendar