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Dark Patterns: How Websites are Tricking You into Giving Up Your Privacy

7 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Open up a web browser or power up a smartphone—pretty much essential for modern-day living—and you’re walking straight into a privacy minefield. That much you know. Especially after the news earlier this week that Unroll.me, a popular service that lets you unsubscribe from multiple email lists with a single click, was… Read more...

Qualcomm slams Apple in scathing new statement

The Apple vs. Qualcomm patent fight is probably the second most important new legal confrontation between tech companies this year, with the Google vs. Uber trial being far more interesting and dramatic. But you had still better be ready for the incoming spectacle. Show More Summary

Cassini's First Grand Finale Images Are Stunning—But What Are We Really Looking At?

26 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It was 11:56 pm Wednesday night when a Deep Space Network receiver picked up a signal from NASA’s Cassini orbiter as it emerged from its first trip through the gap between Saturn and the gas giant’s rings. In the ensuing data came pictures of the planet’s north pole and cloud tops from only 1,800 miles (3000… Read more...

Custom Star Trek USS Dragon-1 PC: To Boldly Game

30 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

I like it when people cram powerful gaming hardware inside a cool and custom built computer case. Fans of PC gaming and Star Trek will want to lust after this custom gaming rig. It’s made to…

Uber Will Finally Let You Delete Your Account Without Begging

43 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

After weeks of bad press, Uber finally did something that isn’t totally dishonest or gross. The popular ride-hailing service said today that it’s going to make life easier for people who want to delete their Uber accounts permanently by letting them do it from within the app. Read more...

A Closer Look at Donald Trump’s Magic Coke Delivery Button

44 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s been 99 days since reality TV star Donald Trump was sworn in as president, and he’s really shaken things up in Washington. So far, with Republican control of Congress, he’s repealed Obamaca—ah, shit, never mind. Well, he did pass that comprehensive tax reform he promised. Oh, wait, I guess he didn’t do that… Read more...

Amazon secret sale: Prices slashed again on your favorite Alexa smart plugs

Shh… don’t tell anybody we told you, but Amazon just kicked off a secret sale on two of the most popular Alexa-enabled smart plugs on the planet, which will let you use Alexa to control anything that plugs into a wall. What? You seem confused. Show More Summary

MovieBob Reviews: THE CIRCLE

59 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

Well, this really sucks. The Circle is the kind of bad movie that only be made by a talented cast: You have to be good at your job and committed to the craft […] The post MovieBob Reviews: THE CIRCLE appeared first on Geek.com.

If You Could Only Die in Sudden Accidents, How Long Would You Live?

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Imagine a world in which the only possible way to die was through a sudden accident, such as a car crash, falling down the stairs, or getting struck by lighting. How long could we expect to live in such a world? According to an eye-opening simulation, a very, very, long time, indeed. Read more...

I Freaking Love This ThinkPad

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I was walking through the office with Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon dangling between two fingers when my colleague spied the logo. “That was my first computer,” she said with immeasurable fondness. The ThinkPad was a lot of people’s first computer. Early ThinkPads were built like a tank and ran smooth like a spinning… Read more...

I’m A Tricorder, Not A Doctor, Jim!

Machine learning and automated technologies are poised to disrupt employment in many industries — looking at you autonomous vehicles — and medicine is not immune to this encroachment. The Qualcomm Tricorder competition run by the X-Prize...Show More Summary

New iPhone 8 leak suggests Apple won’t use the design everyone hates

We're still more than four months away from seeing Apple unveil its next-generation iPhone 8, but you wouldn't know it. There's already a ton of buzz surrounding Apple's upcoming new iPhones, which will reportedly include three different models this time around. Show More Summary

The Cinder is the Terminator’s panini maker

Come with me if you want to sear. The Cinder, which we first looked at two years ago, is now selling on Indiegogo and I had the unique opportunity to try this clever sous vide-style meat cooker. Basically the Cinder cooks meat perfectly. Show More Summary

Nintendo 2DS XL Is for Gamers Who Don’t Need No Stinkin’ 3D

I’ve never really had a problem watching 3D movies in the theater with nausea or tired eyes. I can’t say the same about the 3DS that my son had. The top screen on that portable literally…

The Circle Is Not Your Scary Future, It's Your Boring Present

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The most believable part of The Circle, which opens in theaters Friday, is the tech. Sadly, the film’s arguments surrounding privacy, which are integral to the movie’s plot, are a muddled mess, portrayed in ways that lack nuance and understanding of the world its audience is already living in. Read more...

America Is Dropping So Many Bombs on the Middle East That We're Literally Running Out

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

President Trump has said that America needs to rebuild its military, which is laughable in many ways. But he’s right in one respect. We need more bombs. Why? Because the US has dropped so many bombs in the fight against ISIS over the past two years that we’re running out. Read more...

Amazon’s 15 best daily deals: Still 20% off Mario Kart for Switch, portable SSDs, Roombas, more

We're finishing off the week on a high note, with what very well may be our best daily deals roundup in a long time. Highlights include 20% off Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch (Prime subscribers only), deep discounts on two...Show More Summary

11 Exercises You Can Do While Playing Video Games

Summer’s on the way, and you might want to start thinking about your beach bod. But that doesn’t mean that you need to neglect your valuable geek hobbies. It’s totally possible to burn […] The post 11 Exercises You Can Do While Playing Video Games appeared first on Geek.com.

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