The Northeast Is a Mess Because It's Running Out of Salt

The Northeast may have had its fun mocking the South's recent descent into chaos in the face of snow, but now it's our turn to fall apart. This newest storm has shut down I-84—one of the region's biggest highways—and crippled countless other roads. The culprit? We're running out of salt. » 2/05/14 12:28pm 2/05/14 12:28pm

Bury Yourself Under This Avalanche Of Winter Storm Nemo Timelapses

Winter storm Nemo's triumphant entrance has come and gone by this point, and there's no shortage of documentation to show for it. After all, any aspiring snowpocalypse worth its (road) salt inspires an army of time timelapses that speed the storm's once fluttering bounty into a straight-up dump. Here are a couple of… » 2/09/13 9:00pm 2/09/13 9:00pm

Why Some AT&T Users Didn't Receive Yesterday's Emergency Alert

If you were anywhere near the East Coast yesterday, you might have received an emergency storm alert on your phone telling you it's time to to break into mass hysteria. Or maybe you didn't! While it was nice to know that someone cared for those that got it, the emergency alert was hitting people's phones pretty… » 2/08/13 3:14pm 2/08/13 3:14pm

You're Being Lied To: Windows 8 Isn't Bad for Gaming

Windows 8 is a threat to computer gaming. It's a "catastrophe," if you listen to Gabe Newell at Valve, or heads at a bunch of other major gaming companies. But the thing is, even though everyone in video games is yelling about Windows 8, they're not actually yelling about, well, gaming. » 8/24/12 2:25pm 8/24/12 2:25pm

Our Favorite Kotaku Posts of the Week

Obviously the PS3 Slim made its debut this week, but Kotaku ran plenty of other interesting stories, including the first impressions of Diablo III and the latest screens of a 4-person, post-Apocalyptic shooter called Borderlands. (Oh, and Megatron showed up.) » 8/21/09 5:40pm 8/21/09 5:40pm