Breakfast: the most important meal of the day. Or is it?

You want to rise and shine like the special ray of sunshine that you are. And, like the sun, you require fuel: coffee, juice, oatmeal, and, let's be honest, sometimes Pop Tarts. Here's the latest science on breakfast optimization, including caffeine timing, juice debunking, and sticking it to the man. Read it, listen… » 1/30/15 7:20pm 2 minutes ago

Comcast Also Changed Customers' Names to "Whore" and "Dummy" 

Remember a couple days ago, when the world learned Comcast had changed a customer's name from "Ricardo Brown" to "Asshole Brown?" Turns our Ricardo wasn't the only one. More Comcast customers have reported similar incidents. The name changes range from "dummy" to "whore" to the slightly confusing "Fakoe Bez" (sounds… » 1/30/15 7:20pm 2 minutes ago

A Jacket With Its Own Laugh Track Makes You Terrifying

A blazer and jeans is just about the official uniform for stand-up comics with a modicum of success, and to guarantee you keep bringing down the house once you've made it, the folks at Adafruit have put together a tutorial showing you how to make a jacket with a built-in laugh track (and other useful sound effects). » 1/30/15 6:15pm Today 6:15pm

Magic Leap Ripped Off Those Awesome UI Concepts

Magic Leap is secretly building a headset that could blend computer graphics with the real world. Recently, we lucked into a treasure trove of illustrations from Magic Leap about what that future might hold. There's just one problem: Magic Leap didn't actually create all those awesome UI concepts. It copied them. » 1/30/15 5:25pm Today 5:25pm

Modern Conveniences Make This Retro Flashlight New Again

Whether you're mining for gold deep in the heart of Alaska, or trying to find your way downstairs to replace a blown fuse, this retro-styled lantern from Barebones will light the way without needing a single drop of kerosene. Because instead of a flame, it uses a three Cree LED bulbs powered by a rechargeable battery. » 1/30/15 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

The Real Reason Why US Adaptations Of British TV Shows Rarely Succeed

When it comes to TV, us Brits get very defensive when America tries to adapt one of our shows - just look at the reaction to the announcement that Black Mirror is getting a US remake. There's a good reason for the concern though: Most of the time these adaptations don't really work... and that's actually a good thing. » 1/30/15 4:12pm Today 4:12pm

The Future of GIFs Is Killing What Makes Them So Great

Those wonderful looping animations we call GIFs are an unlikely story of survival in an age when digital formats come and go like the wind. The lure of the decades-old GIF format has caused people to ignore its flaws, but those looking to bring the format into modern times might just be inadvertently drowning its… » 1/30/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Obama's Precision Medicine Plan Sounds Great—Unless It's an IT Nightmare

After teasing a "Precision Medicine Initiative" in his State of the Union address, President Obama today released the details of his $215 million plan: A massive database containing the genetic profiles and health records of at least a million volunteers. Genetics sequencing! Big data! These all sound like good… » 1/30/15 3:25pm Today 3:25pm

Good News: Verizon Will Finally Let You Turn Off Tracking "Supercookie"

Verizon has decided to allow its customers to completely opt-out of its controversial 'supercookie' tracking program, which monitored customers' habits on their smartphones and tablets. Like, for real this time. » 1/30/15 2:08pm Today 2:08pm

Watch A UCB Comedy Quarterback Fix One Of Game Day's Biggest Problems

We're days away from kickoff, can you feel it? Football fans have taken sides, New England and Seattle fans are beginning to go wild from the anticipation. Real football fans are living, breathing, dreaming the game. Your party is all planned, you've #PreGiorno'ed. You've got your tailgate going, you've inspired your… » 1/26/15 12:00pm Monday 12:00pm

Get This Post-CES Special – 30% Off Revogi's Bluetooth Smartbulb 

Want to set the mood right from your phone? With smartbulbs, you can control colors, brightness, or even set times to power on/off. Many smartbulbs cost upwards of $80 or $100, but Gizmodo readers can get 30% off Revogi's bluetooth-controlled Smartbulb, so it's just $34.99 + Free Shipping. » 1/27/15 5:11pm Tuesday 5:11pm