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If We Live Another Billion Years, a Lot of Crazy Shit Is Going to Happen

Let’s just throw this one in the science fiction category. Everyone knows humans aren’t even going to survive the next few decades. But what would happen if we did live another billion years? Some really cool things with a healthy dose of horrific disaster. Read more...

Developers of the MP3 Have Officially Killed It

MP3, the digital audio coding format, changed the way we listen to music and drove the adoption of countless new devices over the last couple of decades. And now, it’s dead. The developer of the format announced this week that it has officially terminated its licensing program. Read more...

North Korea Just Had Its Most Successful Missile Launch Yet

President Trump has rotated between saying that a “major, major” conflict with North Korea is possible and that he “would be honored” to meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. On Sunday, North Korea did what it usually does when it’s unsure of what’s going on and tested another missile. The launch went pretty well. Read more...

How to Install Lightweight Versions of Your Favorite Apps

With an eye towards the developing world where people are more likely to own cheap phones and have spottier wireless data access, the big names in tech are developing simpler versions of their apps. These apps are lightweight, use little data, and don’t burn through battery life. Sound good? It does to us too, and… Read more...

Guess Who Comes Up When You Google The President of the United States?

President Trump isn’t going to like this. Journalist Patrick Züst noticed something funny when he googled “donald trump office.” Can you spot it? It’s not exactly subtle. Read more...

Hackers Behind Massive Ransomware Attack Have Made an Embarrassingly Small Amount of Money

The WannaCry ransomware attack that spread around the globe yesterday caused chaos at hospitals, manufacturing shutdowns, headaches for Microsoft, and overtime for cybersecurity professionals. But the hackers responsible for this absurd attack have made relatively little in the way of profits. Read more...

FCC Chairman Is Laughing at Americans Who Don't Want to Kill the Open Internet

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s profile rose a notch last week when John Oliver mercilessly mocked his ridiculous personal habits and his egregious intention to kill net neutrality. Now, Pai’s firing back by making horrible jokes about the Americans who like their internet just the way it is. Read more...

Microsoft Desperately Needs to Figure Out How to Be Cool

At Microsoft’s Build conference, the dorkiest of companies put on a big show, complete with fog machines and fancy lights, in order to show it’s a cool competitor to Apple and Google. The speakers who came on stage during keynotes had stylish hair. “Do they have dressers backstage?” an attendee asked a group of us… Read more...

Global Ransomware Attack 'Accidentally' Halted But It's Probably Not Over

An anonymous 22-year-old security researcher who goes by MalwareTech has, at least temporarily, managed to find a kill switch for the ransomware that spread across the globe yesterday. He insists his discovery was entirely accidental but experts credit his quick action for mostly stopping the malware from spreading to… Read more...

We're Ignoring Women Astronauts' Health At Our Peril

WASHINGTON, D.C.—It’s 7pm, and the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University, which was packed with investors, aerospace tycoons, and scientists just hours ago, has dwindled to a dedicated few. It’s a very different crowd than the folks who came earlier in the day to watch Buzz Aldrin and other space veterans… Read more...

Today’s Massive Ransomware Attack Was Mostly Preventable—Here’s How To Avoid It

Ransomware may be mostly thought of as a (sometimes costly) nuisance, but when it hinders the ability of doctors and nurses to help people with an emergency medical problems, that qualifies as armed robbery. Read more...

Facebook Thinks Saying "Men Are Trash" Is Hate Speech

As the old saying goes, “men are trash.” If you’re a twenty-something woman, you’ve probably said this phrase to your friends at least once, possibly over alcoholic drinks after a man has done something bad. Or perhaps you’ve said it to coworkers after your dumb boss makes a boob joke in front of the entire company. Read more...

We Asked Jacques Cousteau's Grandson About SpongeBob, The Life Aquatic, and Pooping Underwater

You might think space is the final frontier, but there’s an entire alien world beneath the sea. Exploring the deepest abysses even looks a lot like exploring outer space. So, we set up some time with Fabien Cousteau, aquanaut, Jacques Cousteau’s grandson, and arguably the ocean’s biggest fan, to chat about what it’s… Read more...

Here Are Some Pillows Sean Spicer Might Scream Into Tonight

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

“James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” our president tweeted publicly today, in what was almost certainly a threat against the former FBI Director he unexpectedly fired on Tuesday. Both pointed and totally incomprehensible, it’s the sort of… Read more...

Disruptive Undersea Air Gun Blasts Okayed By Trump

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Extremely loud air gun blasts have not been used to hunt for oil deposits in the mid and south Atlantic ocean for the last 30 years, but since the industrial practices of the ‘80s are apparently in vogue again, on Wednesday the Trump administration restarted the application process to use seismic surveying.… Read more...

Rose Gold Is the Best Thing That's Ever Happened to Tech and I Will Hear No Arguments

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Call me a basic bitch all you want—and it’s true, I totally am—but I absolutely adore rose gold. In fact, if I’m being brutally honest, I think rose gold is the best thing that has ever happened to tech. Read more...

Something Wonderful Happens When You Mix Microwaves, Soda, and Wood

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The next time you accidentally spill soda, or water, plus a little baking soda on one of your cutting boards, don’t complain about having to clean it up. Instead, tear the safety cover off your microwave and use it as a high-voltage power source to etch a cool lightning pattern into the mess. Read more...

There's a Massive Ransomware Attack Spreading Globally Right Now

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A ransomware attack is quickly spreading across the globe rendering vital systems inaccessible. Read more...

Hospitals Across England Infected With Ransomware, Leaving Patients Without Care

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

England’s healthcare system fell victim to a massive cyberattack Friday afternoon, forcing several hospitals to divert emergency patients to other facilities. Ransomware appears to be the cause. Read more...

Giant Sea Monster Washes On Shore Because World Is Ending

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

While many of us envisioned the world going out in a wicked blaze of glory, sadly, that doesn’t seem to be the way things will go. Instead, we have to settle for Ted Cruz, the other horsemen of the apocalypse, and this massive beast that just washed up on the shore of Indonesia’s Maluku province. Read more...

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