CLEVELAND — Like pretty much everything else this week, Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday was not glaringly evil but mostly...pretty boring. “When Donald Trump asks us to Make America Great Again, he’s not suggesting a return to the past,” Thiel told the…
Tonight, in Cleveland, Silicon Valley billionaire, Facebook board member, and Donald Trump delegate Peter Thiel will address thousands of party members and journalists at the Republican National Convention. Although he has never concealed his own fringe political views—such as his contention that human freedom and…
Greetings, teens! Have you ever wanted to see a national nightmare live and in person? Can’t make it out to Cleveland this week? Don’t worry. Gawker’s brand new Snapchat has you covered.
Why a Raleigh neighborhood wants to tear down a modern house. How a suburb in Cleveland eradicated the school bus. Where Millennials are moving (hint: wherever the transit is). Plus Los Angeles's Instagramming mayor and Vegas's quest to legalize weed, all in this week's Urban Reads.
Balloons! They're fun, delightfully whimsical environmental disasters. And in 1986, a mass balloon release in Cleveland went really, really wrong, when 1.5 million helium-filled floaters were let loose into the sky, got caught in a storm, drifted down to earth, and caused a hell of a lot of problems.
Now that we know it was an eight-inch steel pipe that brought the world's largest-diameter tunneling machine to a halt up in Seattle, we can no longer fantasize about Bertha unearthing a five-story-tall buried locomotive. But we can look at something almost as fascinating: The other giant holes that are currently…
Three girls who vanished a decade ago have been found alive in a Cleveland home along with another girl. Amanda Berry went missing in 2003, Gina DeJesus disappeared a year later, and Michelle Knight hadn't been seen since 2002, when she was 21. Other "small children" were also found at the house, police said Monday…
The Space Shuttle program is dead and in the process of being buried, and we don't have a plan to return to the outer limits of mankind's reach any time soon. Well, we didn't. The Onion is reporting NASA's aspiring new plan to put a man on a bus to Cleveland, OH by 2013.
You've just arrived home from the worst business trip ever (to Cleveland, no less) only to find your back door jimmied and your valuables gone. Had you installed this spy light switch, you could have... watched it all happen, live.
Are you from Ohio? Have you ever fantasized about being that poor sap who accidentally wanders into Iron Man's repulsor blast? If you've ever wanted to be one of the Marvel Universe's many doomed citizens, now's your chance.
The lakeside of Cleveland Ohio has completely turned to ice, including this adorable little lighthouse, that now stands completely frozen. Check out this video of nature transforming a city into an ice sculpture.
Six new cities are now under Sprint's 4G umbrella: Los Angeles, Miami, Washington D.C., Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus, the carrier announced this morning. Also revealed: WiMax will be hitting San Francisco on December 28th. [BGR]
We've heard the promise: in the future, everything's connected. But when Cleveland rolls out its new RFID-enabled recycling bins next year, ones that know if you're using them and report you if you're not, you might long to disconnect.
Armed with RFID chips and a disdain for those residents who simply refuse to put out their recyclables in a timely manner, an army of "smart" recycling bins will soon descend on Cleveland to enact their green environmental goodness.
For this week's retromodo installation, we're looking at the Death Ray Machine, (awesome name). Apparently, the device was put together by a Cleveland scientist, and its abilities were only showcased in a one time display to members of the National Inventors' Congress at Omaha, Nebraska. The Death Ray Machine was…