Russian Siri Was a Homophobic Jerk Unil a User Called Her Out

Welcome to Reading List, a weekly collection of great tech reads from around the web. This week explores how Russian Siri was a homophobic jerk (until Apple set her straight last week), how the digital era has transformed pregnancy, and more! Enjoy. » 4/19/15 4:08pm 57 minutes ago

Astronomical Knolling Is The Prettiest Way To Organize Objects In Space

What happens when a planetary scientist has a love for order? He creates code that sorts everything from our solar system’s moons to exoplanets into graceful spirals where every object is slightly smaller than the one before. Astronomical knolling is my new favourite way to contemplate the vast scale of space. » 4/19/15 12:11am Today 12:11am

Funny photos bring objects to life in hilariously goofy situations

These photos from ErAn Croitoru’s Animated Photography series are awesome because they bring normal objects like alarm clocks, hammers, birthday candles, coffee pots, fruits and other things to life. In each photo that he creates, each item has their own personality and goofy story. It’s clever, creative and just… » 4/18/15 2:00pm Yesterday 2:00pm

A Remote Amazonian Tribe Harbors Unprecedented Microbial Diversity

The trillions of bacteria that live on us and in us—otherwise known as our microbiomes—are vital to our health in ways we’re just beginning to understand. Now scientists have discovered the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever, in a remote Amazonian tribe of southern Venezuela. » 4/18/15 12:06pm Yesterday 12:06pm

A Self-Inflating, Self-Propelled, Stand-Up Paddleboard


With spring coming late on the heels of a brutal winter, it’s hard to believe that summer is right around the corner. Still, in a few short months it’ll be plenty warm enough to take your self-inflating, self-propelled paddleboard out for a spin on the water. Uh, say again?
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What's The Political Situation Like in The Force Awakens?

Star Wars Celebration has revealed the names of two of the major factions in The Force Awakens: the Resistance, who seem to represent the next generation of the Rebel Alliance from the original trilogy, and the First Order, who appear to be the (non-Timothy Zahn) heir to the Empire. But are these the only political… » 4/18/15 11:49am Yesterday 11:49am

Dollar Shave Club Delivers You Fresh Razors for a Few Bucks a Month

It's no secret that shaving with a fresh razor blade feels great. But razor prices are so high people try to make their blades last for weeks at a time. Doing so causes cuts, skin irritation, and generally painful shaves. But with Dollar Shave Club you can always get a smooth shave with a fresh razor because they… » 4/16/15 1:31pm Thursday 1:31pm

Save 72% on the Power Vault: 18,000mAh of Portable Power

All too often, low battery life hampers the rest of your life. With the lightweight and durable Power Vault, you get 18,000mAh of portable power — enough to recharge your phone 10+ times while you're on the go. Right now, Gizmodo readers can grab one for $29.99 - that's 72% off. » 4/16/15 6:24pm Thursday 6:24pm