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Snakes Have No Legs Because of a Mutated Sonic Hedgehog Gene Enhancer

Snakes! Where are their arms and legs? It’s not ok! Over 100 million years ago, snakes did have four appendages, and then evolution stepped in to turn the reptiles into the creepy, slithering freak show that they are today. Now, researchers believe they’ve isolated what caused this change. Read more...

This Is the Kind of Idiot That Congress Puts in Charge of Technology

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee stopped by Wolf Blitzer’s Situation Room to drop some knowledge about Friday’s massive DDoS attack that affected large swaths of the internet. Blackburn managed to say a lot of techy-sounding things until her time was up. No one walked away feeling smarter. Read more...

The Batman of the Internet Hacks Russian Government Website, Demands Retribution

Holy cyber attack! The man that former FBI agents have dubbed the “Batman of the Internet” has returned. And this time he’s targeting Russia with one simple message: “I am vengeance!” Read more...

Oh Good, MIT Made an AI Nightmare Machine 

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking’s foreboding pronouncements about the dangers of Artificial Intelligence don’t have you spooked enough, MIT has deliberately launched a project that is designed to make AI scary. Or, at least, to make scary images using deep learning. Read more...

Wesley Snipes' Twitter Is an Oasis of Good In the Desert of Bad Internet

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The internet can be a bad and scary place. Yesterday, we were offered a moment of reprieve when many websites went down, struck by a massive DDoS attack. But the internet is back today and everything is flowing just like it always has. Show More Summary

Very Happy Man Plays Custom CRT Sets Like Bongos

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Japanese artist Ei Wada specializes in turning old consumer electronics into new musical instruments. He’s rigged up old CRT TVs to simultaneously function like bongos, transformed AM/FM radios to squeal like a theremin, and converted a busted office fan into a wailing guitar. That and more, it all seems to bring him endless joy. Read more...

AT&T Reaches $80 Billion Deal to Purchase Time Warner

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

AT&T will purchase Time Warner for over $80 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports Saturday afternoon. “According to people familiar with the plans,” the two companies will likely announce this as soon as Saturday night. AT&T will reportedly pay between $105 and $110 a share for Time Warner. According to another anonymous source, the deal is half-cash, half-stock. Read more...

Online Countdown Clock Lets You Know How Long It’s Been Since Trump Threatened a Lawsuit

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has a penchant for lawsuits, much like another Republican convention speaker. Today Trump gave a speech in Gettysburg, where he vowed to sue the many, many women who have accused him of sexual abuse. Show More Summary

Map of America's River Basins Show Our Nation's Hidden Beauty

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

As the election nears, our country can at times feel like a hideous and hateful place. Let this map of the United States’ river basins made by Imgur user Fejetlenfej remind you that, at the very least, our country can be beautiful. Fejetlenfej—a...Show More Summary

Being Single Is Now a Disability, According to the World Health Organization

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

According to the Telegraph, the World Health Organization will change its definition of disabilities to classify people without a sexual partner as “infertile.” The controversial new classifications will make it so that heterosexualShow More Summary

What Hiking from Mexico to Canada Does to Your Shoes

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Hiking from Mexico through the United States and all the way up to Canada on the Pacific Coast Trail is just a little bit beyond a stroll in the park. It took Andrew Holzscuh, the hiker in the video, 166 days to take on over 2,600 miles. Show More Summary

After Looking at Deep Dream Genitalia, Internet Outage Doesn't Seem So Bad [NSFW] 

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This glorious menagerie of dick-esque space-oblongs does not contain any actual dicks. Instead, it’s the result of an image manipulation experiment. A month ago, Yahoo launched an open-sourced neural network, called “open_nsfw,” that rates images on a scale of 0 (SFW) to 1 (NSFW). So Gariel Goh created a Google DeepDream-like visualization technique to mess with it. Read more...

Movie Titles Translated Into a Foreign Language and Then Translated Back to English Are Hilarious

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Things can get lost in translation, especially when something is translated to a foreign language and then translated back to the original language. Like movie titles. The Czech Republic can really get loose and wild with the names for American movies, and finding out what some popular movies are called over there is pretty damn funny. Read more...

New York Law Bans Airbnb Short-Term Rentals

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you need a place to stay while visiting New York City, you should probably start considering options besides Airbnb. Governor Andrew Cuomo approved legislation on Friday that makes it illegal to advertise short-term rentals. Read more...

Facebook Employees Threatened to Quit Over Trump: Report

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

According to a juicy new report from the Wall Street Journal, several Facebook employees threatened to quit over CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to allow posts by Donald Trump to remain on the social network. Read more...

Executive Accidentally Reveals Layoffs in Reply All Nightmare

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Wall Street Journal wants a “substantial number” of newsroom employees to take a buyout, editor-in-chief Gerard Baker announced to his staff in a memo sent to WSJ staff Friday morning. Read more...

Watch America's Internet Get Wiped Out by a Massive DDoS Attack

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today a massive DDoS attack took out a major piece of Internet infrastructure, causing huge outages across the United States and Europe. Watch it spread like a disease across the States. Read more...

Engineers Rushing to Build Flying Car in Time For the 2020 Tokyo Games

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Engineers in Tokyo are attempting to build a flying car that will help light the Olympic cauldron in 2020. And even though they still have a few years, it’s a race against time to achieve what so many other flying car designers have failed to do: Build a safe and reliable flying machine that can handle both the skies and the roads. Read more...

The FBI and Homeland Security Are Investigating Today's Giant Cyber Attack

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

According to a new report from Reuters, the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are investigating the massive distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) hitting the DNS provider Dyn. Read more...

What to Expect From Apple's Big MacBook Event

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Apple is having a press event on Thursday October 27, and you know what that means: New MacBooks! Finally. We’ve been waiting for this MacBook Pro overhaul for years. Read more...

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