The Boy Scouts of America now allows gay scouts, but still discriminates against gay leaders. That could change as soon as next month, when the BSA plans a vote on the matter. Why should you care? Why should gay adults be allowed to lead? And, how can you help?
Our public lands — including National Forests, wildlife refuges and wilderness areas — are arguably our greatest treasure. Well, almost every Republican Senator just voted to sell them to the highest bidder. This is what you can do about it.
Since the internet entered American homes in the mid-1990s, it's been steadily invalidating many long-lasting (and now archaic) systems in our society. But today, thousands of us will trudge down to our nearest polling place, wait in line, and cast votes with pen on paper.
Rather than let a hurricane disenfranchise thousands of displaced New Jersey residents, Governor Chris Christie has given a green-light for voting by email or fax. Are the security concerns? Sure. But if you're going to pilot a e-voting program, at least it's in a situation that has no other choice, and that isn't…
Physically impaired Oregonians are using iPads to vote in today's election after the new system was introduced to help voters who can't fill out traditional forms. Election workers armed with tablets and portable printers will be stopping in parks, nursing homes and community centers in five of the state's counties to…
President Obama has requested that you tweet your representatives to help solve this whole debt ceiling mess. But if you live in, say Cleveland, that's a waste of time. Tweet at these pols—who can actually get stuff done—instead.
Google's polling place locator was supposed to make your life easier by guiding you to the appropriate polling place so that you can vote. The only trouble? It may have guided you and hundreds of thousands to the wrong place.
Vote! It's the right thing to do. Plus, America's 2010 voting systems are all technologified now. Say goodbye to punch cards and hanging chads and hello to optical scanners and touchscreens. Here's a state-by-state guide on how to use them.
Tomorrow, Brits will vote on a new prime minister, with the results being projected on the landmark tower known as Big Ben, in real time. It's not the first time projections have been beamed, but it'll be interactive at least.
Microsoft's "Ultimate Gameroom Giveaway" is charity turned into a gimmick as voters decide which Children's hospitals receive prize packages. I'm all for charity, but was it really necessary to guarantee a let down for kids in the 167 "losing" hospitals?
As Brian said yesterday, we've been nominated for the 2008 Bloggies in the categories of Best Tech Blog, Lifetime Achievement and Best Design. Really do feel like we do fantastic work around here, not just in the stuff he pointed out yesterday, but stuff like our Very Very NSFW Porn Convention Adventure and our other …
Hey there. We've been nominated in the 2008 bloggies for categories such as Best Tech Blog, Lifetime Achievement and Best Design. Design aside, I do feel like we're to the point where we're pretty happy with the work we do. Just remember the exclusive iPhone coverage, the X-Wing fighter rocket soaring into the sky,…
Hey guys and um, our five female readers. I need a bit of your help.
If you enjoy our brand of gadgetry mixed in with high and low-brow humor—ok, mostly low-brow—vote for us for Best Technology Blog. With you and everyone in your office voting for us, we can win this baby!
Good news for people who like good news: our Gizmodo T-Shirt contest entries are in and we've picked the finalists to put to a vote! If you missed your chance to enter, here's your chance to influence the results a hundred-thousandfold more than you influence the actual elections. This one matters more too.
The old Giz doesn't ask for much, but all we need are a few more votes for us in the 2006 Weblog Awards. We're almost in front, just behind that AOL organization that rhymes with Bob Saget. Please vote for the Giz for Best Technology Blog. Tomorrow (Friday) at midnight is the deadline, and you can vote once every 24…