Last week, Hurricane Harvey touched down in Texas, causing unprecedented amounts of catastrophic damage to the area and killing at least 38 people according to the New York Times. Entire sections of Houston, the United States’ fourth largest city, are underwater. The storm has been chronicled on the news and social…
It was only a matter of time before spam came to Venmo and, frankly, it’s astonishing that it took so long to figure out the marketing secret: You can message anyone on Venmo, so long as you send them as little as one cent.
Tor is transforming. The anonymity service is making a concerted effort to find funding sources other than the United States government, the problematic sugar daddy that's bankrolled Tor for years.
On the scale of "irritating" to "soul-boiling" telemarketers, college alumni fundraisers aren't the worst. The way that school alumni relations offices decide which former students to contact, however, is a liiittle creepy. Colleges are scouring former students' Facebook and LinkedIn profiles to figure out who to hit…
Some fictional characters have all the luck, and others... well, they just can't catch a break. For years, authors of various Baen Books titles have worked in an in-joke, involving a minor character named Joe Buckley who always dies in the most horrible fashion. And now, he's finally getting the spotlight.
The internet is absolutely abuzz with videos of famous faces and normies all dumping buckets of ice water upon their heads as a call for awareness about the neurodegenerative disorder ALS. And just as like all things popular, the haters are coming out of the woodwork. But here's why the Ice Bucket Challenge matters.
Science fiction and fantasy conventions are amazing places, where people settle debates in real time, play games, dress up and geek out about books, TV and movies. The one thing that makes cons even more awesome is when there's diversity among the attendees. And you can help with that!
Science fiction and fantasy are full of limitless possibilities — so it only makes sense to encourage writers from diverse backgrounds to write them. A new grant aims to help "writers from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the genre to start and continue publishing." And you can help!
We've marveled at the brilliant Doctor Who concept art by artist Peter McKinistry. And now, here's your chance to own an ultra-rare print of McKinstry's illustration of the Doctor's best friend K-9, signed by McKinstry and the voice of K9, John Leeson! (Click the above image to make it giant, or right-click and select…
Fish tank? Pish posh. I desire a desktop tank full of jelly-like invertebrates, thank you very much, which is why I'm currently desiring this tank full of tiny Medusozoa something fierce. Yes, that'd be jellyfish to the layperson.
You can read a new piece by William Gibson and help donate to the Red Cross efforts in Japan at the same time, thanks to a new anthology that just went on sale at Amazon.
Portland, Maine composer Richard DeCosta has created an actual space opera, with singing aliens and a heroic saga of aliens escaping from slavery. And he needs your help to make it a reality. (Especially if you're a grantwriter.)
We told you about the pink Si750m LE, a couple days ago, but I found out a bit more behind the reasoning for the female-designed wireless mouse. This mouse is part of Kensington's Go Red campaign. It is similar to the (RED) campaign picked up by Motorola, Apple, etc., but Go Red supports the American Heart…
Got nothing to do tonight? Live in the New York area? Hit up the Fünde Razor II. This is an event put on annually by Gizmodo's own alum, Joel Johnson, at the Barcade in Brooklyn, New York. At the event you can play some Guitar Hero, drink some mighty fine brews and also play classic arcade games. There will even be…
At first we thought the date on the press release was off, but SanDisk really does want to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. It's hard to believe that the hurricane was so devastating that we're still cleaning up after it nine months later, but it's true.