Researcher Predicts Your Facebook Friends With Frightening Accuracy

Stanford University's Jure Leskovec knows more about than you think. With the right tools and information, the computer scientist can predict the next person you will friend on Facebook. » 8/11/11 1:05am 8/11/11 1:05am

How Does Getting Shot In the Neck Sound?

This thing is "Neck Clamp and Impactor." It involves sticking your head inside a neck brace with only a small impact-resistant nanoceramic plate to protect your throat from a rocket launcher. The project begs the question: Do you feel lucky? » 7/09/11 6:00pm 7/09/11 6:00pm

How Cute: Patent Suggests Apple Wants to Play Matchmaker for You and…

Imagine: You walk into a bar and instantly your iPhone tells you there are five people there who also like classic death metal and produce photography. Well Mac Rumors found an Apple patent that may do just that. » 6/16/11 11:20pm 6/16/11 11:20pm

Who Would've Thought That Ten Million Facebook Friendships Could Be So…

Paul, an intern on Facebook's data infrastructure engineering team, recently took a sample of about ten million pairs of friends from Facebook's data warehouse and plotted out their relationships. The result? A stunningly beautiful—and accurate—map of the world. » 12/14/10 1:00am 12/14/10 1:00am

Twitter Will Now Suggest People You Might Be Interested In Stalking

It can be tough to find fascinating people to follow on Twitter, but now and then you'll find someone whose tweets perfectly match your interests and you'll wish there were more people like that. Well, now Twitter will help you find those folks—if they exist: » 7/30/10 4:33pm 7/30/10 4:33pm

How to Comment: Commenter RSS

Last week Lifehacker showed you the elaborate process needed to receive Comment Reply Notifications, but this week we'll take it a littler slower with Commenter RSS Feeds. Here's How: » 5/08/09 3:19pm 5/08/09 3:19pm

How To Comment: Set Up Reply Notifications

Lifehacker has a great tutorial on how to Set Up Comment Reply Notifications, and if you missed their post a few days ago here it is again. » 5/01/09 3:18pm 5/01/09 3:18pm

How to Comment: Etiquette

Commenting on Gizmodo isn't hard, essentially it should be fun and enlightening. Some of our commenters have trouble understanding that and instead they choose to be dumb. » 4/10/09 4:57pm 4/10/09 4:57pm

Dealzmodo: 1'46" of Silence By John Cage, Free Today on iTunes!

I'd like to kiss whoever at Apple decided to do this: today's free iTunes "discovery download" is the first movement of avant-garde composer John Cage's 4'33", which is to say, it's 1:46 of nothing. » 3/31/09 6:00pm 3/31/09 6:00pm

How to Comment: Follow Your Friends

We don't want you to feel like a loner so we've given commenters the ability to make friends, it's extremely simple and for most of you it will be much easier than in real life. Sorry that last bit was a joke, I'm sure you have no problem making friends... » 3/27/09 4:58pm 3/27/09 4:58pm

U-Tsu-Shi-O-Mi Lets You Reach Out and Touch a Virtual Friend


U-Tsu-Shi-O-Mi is a system that lets you both see and touch a virtual humanoid. Developed by Michihiko Shoji, it works by combining a head mounted display with a creepy green sensor-laden robot. As you interact with the bot, not only will it react accordingly, but you'll be able to see the virtual buddy via the HMD… » 10/12/07 5:30pm 10/12/07 5:30pm