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 3:52pm 14 minutes ago

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 41 minutes ago

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

The Best of Brian Barrett: Sponsored By The Veil As Gear 

Today, Gizmodo loses one of its greatest assets: Writer, cool dad, comedian, and editor emeritus Brian R. Barrett. His influence in shaping Gizmodo and its writers over the last half decade cannot be understated. This is the best of Brian Barrett ('s posts on Gizmodo), as chosen by those who will be greatly saddened… » 1/30/15 1:22pm Today 1:22pm

Change Video Thumbnails in Windows for a Neater Media Library

If you have a lot of video content stored on your PC then the default thumbnails can leave folders looking disorganized and make sorting through your movies and TV shows more difficult. With a simple hack, you can set the thumbnails for each video yourself to show the official DVD cover, movie poster or any other… » 1/30/15 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

Lifehacker Faceoff: The Best Password Managers, Compared

You have a ton of options for password managers, but when it comes to your security, you want the best possible tool for the job. Let's take a look at some of the most popular password managers and compare them side-by-side so you can pick the one that's right for you. » 1/30/15 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Fire TV Fire Sale, $12 IR Thermometer, and More Deals

Amazon's Fire TV streaming box is actually pretty great, and if you missed out on the multiple Black Friday deals, you can score one for $15 off today. [Amazon Fire TV, $84] » 1/30/15 12:49pm Today 12:49pm

If Iron Man Wore a Watch It Would Look Exactly Like This

HYT Watches has made a name for itself in the horological world with timepieces that use fluids pumped through bellows and tubes to display the time. And while its new Skull watch is just a fun variation on its older HYT H1 and H2, superheroes and super-villains alike will no doubt be clambering to strap one to their… » 1/30/15 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

This Chilling Ad Reveals The Lines Of A Top Secret Stealth Bomber 

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Either Northrop Grumman or Boeing-Lockheed will win the contract for America's next bomber, known as the Long Range Strike-Bomber. Whoever takes the prize will likely be the last bomber builder for the better part of a century and will almost surely be the last builder of a manned bomber ever. » 1/30/15 12:31pm Today 12:31pm

Feds Caught the Silk Road Mastermind With... A Google Search

"Dread Pirate Roberts," the mastermind behind the online drug market Silk Road, seemed like a smart dude. He amassed a multimillion dollar fortune in drug money in just a few years! And he did it using the deep web and cryptocurrency usually associated with sophisticated cybercrime. But if 30-year-old self-styled… » 1/30/15 12:15pm Today 12:15pm

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