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…
A recent research review suggests that white noise, the soothing, fuzzy soundtrack so many of us rely on to sleep or block out distractions, could actually be dangerous. It argues that exposure to the random, unstructured sounds that make up white noise can alter the brain’s neural connections that help us perceive…
Sebastian Tomczak is a music technologist and professor who likes to upload random experiments to YouTube. One of his clips is just 10-hours of white noise that he generated with open source software. Five copyright complaints later, and some vultures are now making money off of his work.
Do you find it easier to work with the din of a bustling coffee shop all around you, but would rather not deal with the guilt of not actually buying coffee for hours on end? A new website called Hipster Noise can simulate the sounds of a busy Starbucks, but from the lazy comfort of your home office.
So... first week of 2016 was pretty sweet, right? Supposedly there was some big convention this week in Vegas that got busted by the feds. Heard of any cool new apps?
Would you look at that, it’s the weekend again!
Greetings, citizens of Gizmodo! It’s a holiday weekend in America—a time when we like to grill meats and blow stuff up. Here’s hoping you had the day off today or are moving into a badass weekend.
For today’s Open Thread, we thought we’d mix it up and get Gizmodo’s staffers in to answer your questions and rejoice in the impending weekend together. What’s going on, Gizmodo?
Hey, Gizmodo, it’s Friday! We did it! We made it! Oh no, what’s that behind you? RUN!!!
Greetings, friends. We made it to the weekend. Look at this tiny frog.
It’s the weekend, friends! In America, it’s a long weekend — Monday is off for Memorial Day, and everyone barbecues, as dictated by tradition. What’s cooking, Gizmodo?
The other day I woke up convinced that Gawker Media management sent out an email that never actually existed. The dream was so real I had to search my inbox just to be sure. Has this ever happened to you?
Today Alissa Walker addressed our reliance on the bottled water industry and mentioned many different ways to quench your thirst. Other habits that are harmful to ourselves or the environment often don’t come with ready-made alternatives. So how do you break a nasty habit?
Is it really Friday? You promise? What a week. Road warriors of Gizmodo, start your engines.
System errors and software glitches appear without warning to mess with our workflows. If you work in tech, it’s often on you to fix ‘em. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen?
TGIF, Gizmodo citizens. Against all odds, we’ve made it to another Friday. Unless we’re stuck in some kind of time loop and we never left last Friday. Either way, it’s nearly the weekend. Pull up a chair and your beverage of choice. How the hell are you?
There’s a rumor that Apple will be redesigning Siri to better resemble its colorful Watch version. Cool. But with Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana getting a lot of development attention on their platforms, including a male version of Cortana, Siri probably needs more than just an interface overhaul. In fact, there’s…
We asked for your worst stories of working IT phone support — and boy, did you ever answer our call. You have the patience of saints and the fortitude of soldiers. We’ll never look at a phone the same way again.