I have a lot of sympathy for web designers and programmers. Although they slave away to create incredible software used by millions (or, at least, the good ones do), no-one ever really appreciates their work. Easter eggs are just a tiny portal into their world.
So... first week of 2016 was pretty sweet, right? Supposedly there was some big convention this week in Vegas that got busted by the feds. Heard of any cool new apps?
HAPPY NEW YEARS!
Welcome to the future! The past? Timezones are confusing. It’s 2016 somewhere, so come join the party. What are you futuristic hopes and dreams for the coming year? What are you happy to leave behind? Grab a drink, pull up a keyboard, and join the New Year’s Eve open channel.
Your fave can be a nonfiction book, or a fictional narrative where technology plays a big role. What should we be reading?
Today a kid in college told me he was debating whether to major in CS or not. How would you settle that debate?
It’s the last day at Gizmodo for our beloved EIC Annalee Newitz, and this can only mean one thing: GIF party.
Thanksgiving is here! What are you up to?
I will admit, I have never even heard of “the meat sweats” until I saw them mentioned on that one Progressive commercial. It’s a little-studied struggle that apparently strikes carnivores after a gratuitously meaty meal. Is it a legit scientific phenomenon, and if so, what happens to your body?
Phone booths are disappearing. Kids nowadays don’t even know what it is when they are looking at one. But this booth in Prairie Grove, Arkansas is one of the last remaining specimens of a passing era, and just has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. When’s the last time you’ve used one of these…
Today the work chat program Slack suffered intermittent outage for hours, becoming a trending topic on Twitter as workers fought to remember alternative routes for communication. How did you survive without Slack?
This week, we learned that the 2015 El Niño may end up being most powerful on record, eclipsing three other major El Niño years over the past century. So....why doesn’t this beast of a weather phenomenon have a goddamn name yet?
I’m getting tired of computer systems that are hacked in seconds, cars hotwired like it’s no big deal, databases that instantly find criminals, and other crimes against tech. What is there to watch for some realism?
Parents: They just don’t get technology, right? It’s probably one of the most common grievances among sons and daughters worldwide. From Mom asking you who this Reddit person is to Dad watching Netflix in silence because he muted the sound on his computer, we’ve all had a moment (in some of our cases, hundreds) where…
Whether or not you believe in the supernatural, there’s almost certainly been a moment in your life when you were sure your computer was possessed.
I’ve seen it happen a million times in movies. Fed up with work/love/undead sorcerers, our main character hurls his/her phone into a river/volcano/garbage bin. But do people really do this in real life? Have you?
Today we looked at how Steve Jobs flopped at the box office—but it’s hardly a disaster of filmmaking. What’s the worst movie made with tech as a major plot element?
Everything old is new again, and it seems like a reboot is announced near-daily out of Hollywood. Do you have a favorite property that deserves to come back from the dead?