It’s a crucial component in any laptop or desktop computer, but very few computer owners actually know what a motherboard is or what it does. There’s a motherboard (often called a logic board in smaller more mobile devices) sitting in every computer system: the processor, RAM, hard drives, graphics card, and other…
Fans of posthumanity and transhumanism make promises that sound scarily cheerful and unreal—eternal life, incredible mind powers—but you probably haven’t seen just how disturbing they can be. Until you watch this new short film, starring Pamela Anderson.
The inventor of the first cell phone thinks that someday we’ll all have tiny computers implanted behind our ears instead of phones. He also thinks apps are terrible.
Cloning isn’t science fiction anymore. In fact, in some parts of the world, it’s big business. But cloning an extinct Woolly Mammoth? Well, that’s another story, but this fascinating Motherboard documentary travels to South Korea and Russia to investigate how close we are to resurrecting the dead.
Back in 2011, a man called Raphael Pirker 'recklessly' flew his five-pound foam airplane around the University of Virginia without hurting anyone, an act the FAA thought worthy of a $10,000 fine. A few years of wasted court time later, and both parties have agreed to settle for $1,100.
Welcome to Reading List, highlighting all the news stories you missed when you were arguing with your parents about Net Neutrality and/or slipping into a food coma. We've got great write ups from SB Nation, Nature, Businessweek, and Motherboard covering topics like religion, a failing retail empire, and gaming's…
Another new science fiction magazine has just joined the internet. Vice Magazine, which was already writing about science fiction via its excellent Motherboard site, has launched a SF mag called Terraform, with stories by Cory Doctorow and Bruce Sterling. But the interesting part is, they want to see more fiction go…
Hello, and welcome to another weekend installment of Reading List where we show off some of the great science and tech reads you might have missed (while continually reading gizmodo dot com, of course). This week's narrative big hitters comes from Motherboard, Wired, Quartz, and The New York Times. Take a break from…
Hello my weekend warriors. It's been quite the week hasn't it? But now it's come to end, but many of the great stories across the internet still live on. Make sure you don't miss these four awesome reads.
Thunderbolt 2 is barely a real thing yet, but that hasn't stopped ASUS rolling out the first product on the market to use the interface. Now, you can buy a motherboard that sports the super-fast data link.
After getting teased with the trailer for Click. Print. Gun, Motherboard's documentary on the 3D printed gun movement, we finally get to watch the whole thing. The doc takes a look at Cody R. Wilson, a 25-year-old University of Texas law student, and how he's been building weapon parts with a 3D printer.
We all know that, generally speaking, buying the newest top-end part gets you the most performance. But in most cases, the premium you pay for that part covers a whole lot of other stuff as well that has no bearing on frame rates or video encoding times. We're talking about the added cost of covering research and…
Are robots better at being humane than humans are? A new science fiction play in New York City wants to know — and it will kill loads of people, in order to find out.
As iPhone rumors develop apace, a WeiPhone forum user—who accurately revealed the iPhone 4S's motherboard last year—has leaked images of what he claims is the logic board of the new iPhone.
Joe Dragt began painting on motherboards when he was tasked with the duty of recycling 30 old computers. Instead of seeing old, downtrodden and beige, he figured the circuitry of their motherboards would make for really great art backgrounds.
We've decided to round up the best and brightest motherboards available. And we're not talking Micro ATX, sub-$100 budgetrino boards here. We reached for the most feature-filled, over-the-top X58 and 890FX boards from the top three mobo vendors.
aCircuit Board is a live wallpaper for Android that shows you the beautiful circuit board—from the chips to the conductive traces—in all its geeky glory. If you love a good ol' gadget teardown, this is your wallpaper.
Someone built the entire city of Helsinki, Finland, using motherboards. At first sight, I thought it was a realistic model, made to scale. I can't wait for someone to make Manhattan. And then Berlin.
The W555 from EVGA made a brief, blurry appearance at CES, but now we've got closer look thanks to bit-tech. And what an introduction: two LGA1366 processor sockets, 12 DDR3 DIMM slots and a questionably sane seven expansion card slots.