Hateful Kitties, Space Lasers, Spider-Man, and Soundbars: Best Gizmodo Posts of the Week

We’re up for a big week in the news, folks. There’s a lot going to happen, from Apple’s big September 12th announcement event to the notably less fun Hurricane Florence, which is currently projected to barrel into the East Coast at a minimum Category 3 status or possibly even worse before the weekend. As the president…

Bernie Sanders' Plan to Help Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands Might Actually Work

On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled the most comprehensive bill yet to help Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands recover from Hurricane Maria. Far more ambitious than the scattershot federal efforts to-date, the bill asks for $146 billion to overhaul the islands’ energy, medical and housing infrastructure,…

Pittsburgh Is Going Green, But Who Is Getting Left Behind?

PITTSBURGH — America’s storied “Steel City” is on the forefront of an energy revolution, transitioning from its long reliance on fossil fuels to renewables and energy efficient homes. In June, Mayor Bill Peduto joined an alliance of over 100 cities committing to solar and wind power. The announcement came only hours…