Google Now on Tap Hands-On: Contextual Awesomeness



One of the most exciting features in the (distant future) release of Android M is the upgraded version of Google Now. It’s built to understand context better than before. I just got a quick look at it on a Googler’s Nexus 5, and while this was obviously a demo, I’m cautiously optimistic about it. » 5/28/15 8:57pm 9 minutes ago

Video: Sydney Opera House comes alive with projection mapping animation 

The Sydney Opera House is as iconic a building there is in this world so it’s always stunning to see it come alive as a canvas for artists to display their animation on. 20 different animation studios teamed up to transform the Sydney Opera House into a living mural that is just so enjoyable to watch. The colors, the… » 5/28/15 8:32pm 34 minutes ago

The magic pizza sauce machine that sauces pizzas at Costco

Imagine a turntable but instead of a needle, you have a pizza sauce spout, and instead of a record, you have pizza crust spinning so the red sauce can cover every inch. Imagine no more. That’s how pizzas get made at Costco. Workers put the dough on the turntable and the pizzas gets expertly covered in a controlled… » 5/28/15 8:00pm Today 8:00pm

What Do You Want to Know About Sexual Anatomy?

When I was in graduate school, I wondered what changes made erectile tissue in the penis shift from its soft and flexible state to its stiff and inextensible state. Then, with the help of some armadillos, I did the research and figured it out. Tell me what you wonder about, and I’ll see whether I can figure it out for… » 5/28/15 7:30pm Today 7:30pm

Google's Putting Some Icing On Its Half-Baked Android TV Cake

Last fall, Gizmodo’s Sean Hollister declared Android TV an exciting, beautiful mess. “You should probably steer clear till Google gets its shit together,” he wrote. Today at I/O, Google’s telling us about an updated Android TV that may indicate that its shit is actually being gathered. » 5/28/15 6:40pm Today 6:40pm

Green Juice Will Not Cure Your Cancer

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Cancer misinformation runs rampant on the internet. Headlines on “natural living” websites expose the alleged truth about doctors and scientists in cahoots with Big Pharma. According to the self-styled experts behind these stories, so-called studies claim that everything from baking soda to coconut oil to green juice… » 5/28/15 6:20pm Today 6:20pm

10 supposedly futuristic technologies in movies that look so dated now

Movies—no matter how groundbreaking or vision changing or future defining—are trapped under the limitations of the technology of their time. Which often means that a movie’s imagination of the future is handcuffed with those same limitations. Their vision of the future may be correct but the technology used to execute… » 5/28/15 6:15pm Today 6:15pm

Getting Treated For Depression Is Even Harder When You're Pregnant

Getting pregnant changes a woman’s hormonal state: there’s a normal chemical interplay between mother and fetus. Hormones affect the brain, and their effects can differ in people. So if no one is surprised when a pregnant woman feels elated, why are they surprised when some pregnant women are clinically depressed? » 5/28/15 6:05pm Today 6:05pm

Facebook Messenger Is Following You

Facebook Messenger is the single most popular app in the entire iTunes store. Millions of people now use it on their phones instead of SMS, which means that millions of people have been letting Facebook tap their exact locations whenever they chat. Who needs the NSA? » 5/28/15 5:45pm Today 5:45pm

Damn, the Best Way to Get American Netflix Abroad Is Actually Shady

As an American living in Canada, there’s one Chrome extension I cherish more than any other: Hola Unblocker, a free VPN designed to help people abroad watch American Netflix, and other streaming US media. Unfortunately, it turns out Hola is up to some dubious business practices, ones that could put its users at risk. » 5/28/15 5:35pm Today 5:35pm

Charge Your Devices Fast With Solar Power From StrongVolt And Save 20%

Charging devices when you’re away from accessible wall outlets is always a challenge. Regardless if you’re a beach bum, a regular camper, or you just like hanging out in the park, a StrongVolt Solar Charger will keep your battery running. Save 20% site-wide with promo code gawker20. » 5/26/15 2:28pm Tuesday 2:28pm