Insurance Types Make a Difference to Survival, For Brain Tumors at Least

We all know that having health insurance can make it easier for people to a see a doctor, and with access to care, people can stay healthier. But socioeconomic inequalities in the United States affect access to health care, and thus treatment and patient outcomes as well. » 5/05/15 5:45am Today 5:45am

Simple Code Turns Any USB Drive Into A Kill Switch For Your Computer

Master criminals, serial adulterers, and other tinfoil-hat-wearers spend their lives looking over their shoulders, scared of being caught with a powered-on laptop full of incriminating information in, say, a San Francisco public library. But some simple code and an empty USB drive could make life much harder for the… » 5/05/15 12:44am Today 12:44am

Apple Doesn't Want You To Build A Charging Band For Your Watch

Even before we had any details about the Apple Watch, accessory-makers were clamouring to sell you a $50 thing to strap to your $500 smartwatch. Apple has now finally released details about how third parties can make bands for the Watch. And it’s made things clear: no fancy connectors, no hidden ports, no charging.… » 5/04/15 11:28pm Yesterday 11:28pm

Old school top down view of Grand Theft Auto recreated in real life

There are so many videos showing real life being imitated in Grand Theft Auto that it’s about time we see GTA get recreated in real life. This recreation is especially cool because it takes the classic GTA top down view of the old video game and stages scene with real people and real cars and real streets. » 5/04/15 10:32pm Yesterday 10:32pm

HBO Doesn’t Trust Its Reviewers Anymore

You can’t stop internet piracy—it’s like a force of nature—but that isn’t stopping HBO from trying. The company just instituted a new anti-piracy measure that won’t affect you at all: it’s not giving TV reviewers DVDs anymore. » 5/04/15 9:00pm Yesterday 9:00pm

10 of the craziest robot fights in movie history

Robots vs robots. Transformer vs Transformer. Terminator vs Terminator. Robot fights are awesome spectacles that are packed with blinding explosions and rumbling sound effects and unbelievable special effects that they’re perfect to watch in a big, loud and dark movie theater. Here are 10 of the craziest robot fights… » 5/04/15 8:40pm Yesterday 8:40pm

Making a volcano with a leaf blower is everything that's fun in life

When you’re asked to help out around the house and do chores, volunteer for some yard work. That way you can take the leaf blower and blast the living hell out of the outdoor fireplace and create your own erupting man made volcano. Mom won’t be too happy but it’ll look awesome. » 5/04/15 8:20pm Yesterday 8:20pm

Watch a terrifying worm bug thing shoot out an attacking web goo

I no longer want to live in this world anymore because I don’t want to share it with this utterly terrifying ribbon worm that has the ability to spit out an even more terrifying web-shaped goo. The way the substance stretches across that person’s hand just makes me want to never ever go outside again. » 5/04/15 8:19pm Yesterday 8:19pm

How to Experience Your Favorite Music Festivals Without Actually Going

The warm weather means music festival season, where all of your favorite bands play for throngs of revelers who love them as much as you do. The only downside, of course, are the ticket prices, crowds, and general hassle of going. Here’s how to bring that experience home to the comfort of your couch. » 5/04/15 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

How Bird Poop Helps Populate a New Volcanic Island With Life

In 2013, a new island was born off the coast of Japan. While some of these islands formed by volcanic eruptions are only temporary, Nii-jima (“new neighbor” in Japanese) kept growing, eventually consuming the nearby island of Nishino-shima as well. Now the entire landmass is coated in fresh lava just waiting for new… » 5/04/15 7:50pm Yesterday 7:50pm

More Students Refusing to Pay Loan Debts to Fraudulent Online Colleges

They call it a debt revolt. Hundreds of students who got loans to pay for degrees through online schools like Everest, owned by Corinthian Colleges, are refusing to pay them back. They argue that Corinthian lied about how many of their graduates landed jobs, and are asking the U.S. Education Department to forgive… » 5/04/15 7:40pm Yesterday 7:40pm

Get 20% Off MeUndies, The Most Comfortable Underwear + Free Shipping

On average, men keep the same pair of underwear for seven years. That’s a long time, but not exactly surprising when you consider how easy it is to continually put off underwear shopping. Enter MeUndies - they deliver premium underwear straight to your door. Get 20% off your first order with MeUndies, the… » 5/01/15 3:26pm Friday 3:26pm

Get 50% Off One Week of Blue Apron: Fresh Ingredient & Recipe Delivery 

With fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes delivered to your home weekly, Blue Apron cuts down on meal-planning drudgery and focuses on the fun and flavor of home cooking. Even better, Blue Apron is offering Gizmodo readers the first week - three meals for two people – for just $30, half off the regular price. » 5/04/15 2:54pm Yesterday 2:54pm

Save Over $100 On This Retro Style Bluetooth Speaker

Looking for a bluetooth speaker with a little class? Not only does the Veho M6 feature spectacular sound, it comes in a distinctly retro style complete with brushed aluminum and a vintage leather strap. It usually runs for $180, but Gizmodo readers can save 66% with code VEHO5. » 5/01/15 4:30pm Friday 4:30pm