During last night’s Mr. Robot season one finale, Gizmodo and io9 shared ever-so-quick appearances during a mini-montage of online media outlets the main character reads in a crisis. I had no idea it was coming and it made me question my reality and sanity, kinda. SPOILERS.
Europe’s “Right to be forgotten” laws have come to an apex of dumb: The UK’s Information Commissioner’s office has ordered Google to remove links to stories about Google removing links to stories. My brain hurts.
Google wants to be better at Googling Google. The company is hiring an SEO program manager so Google sites get Googled better. What a world!
It's the one-year io9iversary of Earth & Space, the physical sciences subsite for all your astronomy, geology, and planetary science needs.
This was my seventh year I've covered CES, and after the first day on the show floor I was ready to wash my hands of the whole spectacle for good. Then I went to the Sands, and all of a sudden I never wanted to leave.
Oh hello! It's time again for the Consumer Electronics Show, that yearly bacchanal of gadgets, gizmos, and sweaty assurances that this is the year 3D printing will catch on (honest). We're here, as always, to share it with you.
We posted many thousands (!) of stories in this past year, but these are the ones that stuck with us. Some are dumb, some are serious, two are about cults. And each of them of them is worth another look.
We have a long tradition of providing summarized encapsulations of topics that span a large swath of time. Here is an abbreviated chronicle of those bygone days:
You have absolutely blown me away by taking polarizing, hot-button topic as an opportunity to engage in detailed, nuanced discussions on a wide range of related topics. Here are some highlights from your fabulous conversations. We really can have nice things!
We love toys around here. We love writing about them, playing with them, shooting each other in the face with them. But while we try to find any excuse we can to share them with you, there are some toys that just aren't quite tech enough to fit on Gizmodo. That's why we've created Toyland.
Gizmodo began as a compendium of gadgets; page after page of strictly hardware and gear. But in the decade since, the ways society talks about and interacts with technology have evolved. This site has, too. And as we continue to, I'd like to know what you want to see us doing more of—or less—along the way.
While the rest of io9 will be bringing you the hottest, latest, and greatest in pop culture and entertainment news from Comic Con, I'll be prowling the halls in search of science. Do you have any burning questions you want me to ask our favourite Peep-tormenting astronomer or mohawked rocket scientist?
You come to io9 for a lot of reasons. You want to escape with science fiction and fantasy, but you also want to learn about what's possible in the real world using science and technology. You want to know what's coming next, and what it will take to get there. What other stories do you want to see?
Downforeveryoneorjustme.com is the site we all use to figure out if sites are actually down or not. But right now, that site appears to be down. I think? Is it really down? Or is it just me? I can't tell.
In Stranger Than Fiction, Will Ferrell finds his life controlled by a narrator he hears in his head. In the short film The Gunfighter, an Old West gunslinger also finds himself pursued by a voice (belonging to Parks & Rec's Nick Offerman). The bigger problem? Everyone else can hear it, too.
Convention season is starting, which also means it's the less-well-known panel-pitching season. If I were coming to a city near you, what would you want me to talk about?
If you follow genre television, internet fandom, or literary criticism, you've probably heard the word "meta" used to describe everything from a narrative form, to intensive analysis of character backstories in Harry Potter. How did this Greek prefix meaning "beyond" come to mean so much to so many of us?
In May, you spent 11,575,989 minutes ogling astronomy and physics, learning about disasters and planetary science, and otherwise indulging in the eclectic topics of the Space site. My 90 days as a Recruit have been intense and fun, but are over. But I'm not leaving; I'm just changing job titles.
The Observation Deck is being weird tonight, and producing errors if you try to navigate to it. However, you can still go to anything that is directly linked. So drop your links here, and we'll have an ODeck party on Space for tonight!