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The Gifted's Mutant Dystopia Is So Unnerving Because It Feels So Real

Even though there have been brief moments of brightness scattered throughout The Gifted's first few episodes, there's been a distinct sense of hopelessness that feels central to the show. Despite its title, last night's episode "eXodus" made it clear that the Mutant Underground's running out of options for escape. More »      

The Project Gave Away A Major Thor: Ragnarok Spoiler And Chris Hemsworth Wasn't Happy

Looks like Mark Ruffalo isn't the biggest Thor. Ragnarok leaker anymore. During a recent Australian television appearance, both Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth were forced to play referee after the TV host repeatedly blurted out a pretty important plot twist for the upcoming film. More »      

The Polestar 1 From Volvo Is A Tesla Killer

Volvo is generally a bit of a sedate, safe company, but its Polestar cars like the S60 are performance-oriented, refined road-going machines. Polestar is being spun off into a standalone brand, and its first car is a 450kW hybrid-electric monster with a boatload of torque. More »      

Escape This Wretched Earth For An Hour With Google's Sweet New Solar System Maps

Image. Google/NASA If you, like me, are tired of this world -- these people -- tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives, Google now allows you explore 16 other planetary bodies that are more serene than this one. More »   ...

This Timelapse Footage Of Denali Is A Mountain Of Spectacular Nature Video Tropes

Budget cuts, privatization, and drastically shrinking protected areas are just a few of the ways the current administration is threatening the country's national park system. If you're not convinced these are terrible ideas, filmmaker...Show More Summary

There's Never Going To Be A 'Right Time' For The Punisher TV Series

Netflix and Marvel made the right decision a few weeks ago when the companies decided to cancel The Punisher panel at New York Comic Con in the wake of the October 1 shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and 489 others wounded. Show More Summary

Let's Break Down What That Monumental Neutron Star Collision Actually Told Us

Astronomy has entered a new era, one where light and gravity both play a role in understanding the Universe's craziest phenomena. On August 17, 2017, over 70 observatories around (and above) the world, including ones like LIGO and the Hubble Space Telescope, all spotted a flash of energy. Show More Summary

Report: Aussies Spent $259 Million On Excess Data Charges

Australians are paying even more for excess data charges according to’s 2017 Excess Data Charges Report. More »      

Game Of Thrones Casting Debunks A Fan Theory That Didn't Even Make Sense In The First Place

Sorry buddy, you're never getting out of Meereen. All Images. HBO Game of Thrones fans are crushed after learning that a casting announcement has killed hopes of a "beloved" character returning for season eight -- debunking a popular fan theory that, while kind of fun and silly, does not compute. More »      

Twitter Has New Rules For Violent And Sexual Content

Twitter's downward spiral into a platform where abuse thrives has been well-documented over the years, but harassment on Twitter is in the news again this week because the company suspended actress Rose McGowan after she tweeted about sexual abuse in Hollywood. Show More Summary

Microsoft Surface Book 2: The Gizmodo Hands-On

Microsoft is finally dragging its ambitious Surface Book line into the present day, refining the striking design and making this a laptop you can covet for reasons besides that funky hinge. More »      

What Would You Have Called Solo: A Star Wars Story?

Within a matter of minutes after Ron Howard announced the name of his upcoming Han Solo prequel film, Star Wars fans flocked to Twitter to express their distaste for the (admittedly) straightforward title. Solo. A Star Wars Story. Here's the thing, though, the name is perfectly fine. More »      

25 Years On, We Asked Lenovo About The ThinkPad

The ThinkPad is 25 years old. The first ThinkPad may not have been the first laptop, but it was the first with a colour display. Along the way, there's been a swathe of pioneering innovations -- the first CD and DVD, the first Wi-Fi, the first laptop into space. To celebrate More »      

Guessing The Plots Of Movies I've Never Seen

Before I saw It this September, I only had a vague idea of the plot. "I know there's a clown in a drain, and it's after kids," I said. "Just stay away from the drains, then!" I have now seen the film, and am ready to concede that it was a little more complicated than that. More »      

A Bizarre Tie-In May Hint At Another DC Hero Coming To Justice League

Another star joins the Venom film. Todd McFarlane promises changes to Spawn for his new movie. Mike Colter talks Iron Fist's appearance in Luke Cage season two. The CW is working on another supernatural cop show. Plus, new Ant-Man & The Wasp set pictures and another look at Syfy's Happy! adaptation. Behold, spoilers! More »      

Google Makes It Easier For At-Risk Users To Lock Down Their Accounts

Photo. Getty Google is rolling out a fancy new security feature today that's designed to protect users who face significant risk of having their accounts hacked -- election and campaign officials, victims of intimate partner violence, and others seeking additional security. More »      

The Microsoft Surface Book 2 Promises Incredible Battery Life

There's a new Surface Book -- the Surface Book 2. It has the newest Intel processors under the hood, the newest Nvidia graphics, and a new 15-inch screen size along the original 13.5-inch version. All that comes with up to 17 hours of battery life, which Microsoft says is 70 per cent more than the latest MacBook Pro the Surface Book goes up against. More »      

Everything You Need To Know About Samsung's QLED Technology

In 2017 Samsung introduced QLED as it's brand new, top-of-the-line TV offering. The name comes from the use of quantum dot technology on an LED panel, which is something they first introduced to their SUHD models in 2015. So the question is -- what is QLED exactly? We're here to tell you how it works and what makes it a game changer. More »      

Australia's Experts Weigh In On Turnbull's National Energy Guarantee

In the wake of the Coalition deciding to scrap Dr Alan Finkel's proposed Clean Energy Target, Turnbull announced its replacement will be something called the National Energy Guarantee. How is this different to the CET, and will it still...Show More Summary

Google Pixel 2: The Gizmodo Review

When Google released the Pixel last year, it was taking a stand. No longer would Google hardware be tainted with the brands and logos of other companies, even if behind the scenes, Google still needed help from those same companies to actually build its phones. Show More Summary

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