Think all your data is safe and sound in The Cloud? Maybe you shouldn't be so sure. Yesterday, a system administrator at a cloud service data center accidentally rebooted every single server at once by accident. It's a handy reminder that you're only one idiot away from total data annihilation.
A daughter tells her dad that he's going to be a grandfather. He cries, overwhelmed by emotion. This, my friends, this is is what life on Earth is all about: We're here for an infinitesimal fraction of cosmic time, your DNA is the only thing that will stay behind.
If you live anywhere on the East Coast, watch for the last ever nighttime shuttle launch. [Update: Launch has been delayed till tomorrow]
As we enter the holiday season, Gizmodo wants to make sure no one offends Auntie Ethel when she sees yet another Fleshlight post on the front page. To avoid the embarrassment, point your browser to gizmodo.com/tag/not:nsfw.
We're going to post our final picks from the io9 Halloween Costume show tomorrow, so be sure to post your pictures from Halloween weekend in our Flickr gallery. There are already a ton of amazing costumes posted from your fellow io9ers, so even if you don't want to post anything, you should check it out!
A couple of dudebros created what they called the World's Most Powerful Nerf gun. They then proceeded to shoot their friend... in a very unfriendly place. Man, that looks like it hurt. [Break]
Even though no one's come out and said it, Amazon is almost certainly introducing Kindle 2 at an event in New York on Monday. And we'll be there covering live, as usual.
Tomorrow is the last day to download Windows 7 and get a license key from Microsoft. If you've been putting it off, it's do-or-die time. Here's quick access to everything you need. UPDATED.
Hey, we really hope you like our new look, but if you miss the old Gizmodo layout, it's easy to go back. Just switch the view from Condensed to Expanded, instant time machine.
Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, is not something you jump into without a plan. If you are shopping or getting ready to shop, make sure you have all the info you need by first checking out our Black Friday survival guide, as well as the supplementary Black Friday helpers:
• Best of Black Friday…
We have joked about it in the past, but as our mailboxes get filled with clueless people and psychopaths' emails we will have to say it again: there's no chance that the Earth will cease to exist as CERN scientists activate the Large Hadron Collider this Wednesday. So, to all the morons, please stop writing and…
Yesterday we showed you Spider-Pig and Homer made of folders, and today here's a cool rendition of Day of the Tentacle's Purple Tentacle taking over a Linux desktop. This folderpiece—made by reader Damien Nozay—is the first entry in our ongoing desktop clutter art contest, sent just a couple hours after the…
A friendly reminder for those of you near Brooklyn or Denver: Fünde Razor is tonight. So rather than drink and play video games by yourself like you normally do, be a little less pathetic and drink and play video games with some new friends. There are prizes, too! And it's for a good cause! Who are you to say no? […
Apple's earnings report starts in just a half hour (5 p.m. EST), and analysts and investors are expecting big bucks driven by iPhone sales, their deal with AT&T and big new product launches, despite a few rocky points this quarter. Above is a collection of estimates wrangled up by Fortune. We'll see how on the mark…