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Elon Musk Appears to Be Building Some Sort of Batcave Underneath Los Angeles
According to new plans filed with city officials, the Boring Company is building a car elevator inside the garage of a nondescript house near Los Angeles. The steel shaft is designed to lower a vehicle down to a test tunnel that snakes beneath the city of Hawthorne. And as some jokesters have pointed out, the whole…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Facebook Is Finally Adding a Dark Mode to Messenger
At least one Facebook app will soon be bathed in the shadowy beauty that is dark mode, that coveted color scheme where the background is black and my eyes aren’t so angry.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Pieces of Ancient Luzia Skull Recovered From Scorched Brazilian Museum
A recovery team working at the site of Brazil’s burnt-out National Museum in Rio de Janeiro have rescued several pieces of the 11,500-year-old Luzia skull—one of the most ancient human fossils ever discovered in the Americas. Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
The Wildly Unregulated Practice of Undercover Cops Friending People on Facebook
Terrance Everett has been on the wrong side of the law for most of his adult life. When he was 18, he had to register as a sex offender for having sex with a 15-year-old, because she was under the age of consent. In his 20s, he was, he says, “hanging with the wrong people doing the wrong things,” resulting in charges…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Inside Rockstar Games' Culture Of Crunch
In the final year of development on Red Dead Redemption 2, the upcoming Western game, the top directors decided to add black bars to the top and bottom of every non-interactive cutscene in hopes of making those scenes feel more cinematic, like an old-school cowboy film. Everyone agreed it was the right creative move,…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Fitbit's Charge 3 Perfects the Casual Fitness Tracker
Fitbit makes tons of things—from scales and smartwatches to wireless headphones—but mostly, Fitbit makes fitness trackers. It’s sold tens of millions of them, and it keeps releasing new ones even as interest in its trackers declines. Just this month, Fitbit upgraded its most popular fitness tracker line ever, the…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Deb Haaland Could Be Congress’ First Native American Woman—and a Voice for New Mexico’s Sacred Lands
GREATER CHACO, NEW MEXICO—Not even the most sacred sites in the New Mexican desert can escape the claws of the oil and gas industry. Throughout Navajo Nation lands on the outskirts of the 30,000-acre Chaco Culture Historical Park, metal mechanisms buzz and rattle as they penetrate the earth to extract fossil fuels…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Linux Founder Apparently Completes Empathy Journey in About a Month
Linux founder Linus Torvalds temporarily took time off from the organization in September in order to “get some assistance on how to understand people’s emotions and respond appropriately.” During his helm within the open-source software community, he developed a reputation for his egregious verbal abuse. Now, about a…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Hubble Telescope’s Broken Gyroscope Seemingly Fixed After Engineers Try Turning It Off and On Again
If you’ve ever worked in IT, you know that most problems require eye-rollingly simple solutions. One, check that the device is plugged in. Two, turn the device off and back on again. Three, wiggle some things around. It appears that such thinking will fix the Hubble Space Telescope, which entered a safe mode two weeks…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Privacy Expert Resigns From Alphabet-Backed Smart City Project Over Surveillance Concerns
A privacy expert tasked with helping a new smart city development protect the data privacy of residents has resigned over concerns that her guidelines would be largely ignored.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Will Cryogenically Frozen People Ever Be Revived?
Corpse-freezing hasn’t exactly gone mainstream, but most people are now familiar with the concept: you lay out a ton of cash, sign some papers, and spend a couple post-death decades in a cutting-edge meat locker, calmly awaiting the conditions for your eventual revival. Over 300 cold, dead Americans—or dead, cold…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Teens Are Deserting Facebook for Facebook-Owned Instagram, Survey Finds
If teens are the litmus test for what’s cool, Facebook is hurdling into mediocrity. A new survey indicates that slightly more than a third of teenagers use Facebook at least once a month, a number that has only decreased over the last few years.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
World’s Oldest Intact Shipwreck Discovered at Bottom of Black Sea After 2,400 Years
A remarkably intact ancient Greek merchant ship from 2,400 years ago has been found at the bottom of the Black Sea.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Apple Is Fixing at Least One Big Problem With the iPhone XS and XR
The Verge is claiming that Apple plans to fix a major flaw found in the newest iPhones. Dubbed “Beautygate,” the current batch of iPhones including the XS, XS Max, and XR, have a tendency to be overly aggressive in beautifying the subjects of portraits.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Legends of Tomorrow Returns as the Magical Mystery Tour of the Arrowverse
All Glory to Beebo, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has returned to the CW in spectacular fashion. We’ve got demonic unicorns, shirtless virgins, and Bronies 4 Lyfe. But with it came a powerful message about human rights, which shows why Legends is more than just a show about cuddle bears.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Tuesday's Best Deals: Casper Mattresses, Ninja Kitchen Gear, Amazon Furniture, and More
Klipsch speakers, Amazon-branded furniture, and Casper’s most affordable mattresses lead off Tuesday’s best deals from around the web. Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
8 Advanced Photo Edits You Can Do on Your Phone
You might already be familiar with the quick fixes you can apply to your pictures after you’ve snapped them, right on your phone—but if you want to take your mobile photo editing to the next level there are tools and apps that can help here too. Here are six advanced tricks to try and how to apply them.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
New DC/CW Crossover Pictures Confirm the Return of a Major Character
Shea Whigam teases his Joker character. Warner Bros. deals a heavy blow to its Six Billion Dollar Man reboot. Syfy has plans for Killer Klowns from Outer Space and Critters. Plus, new looks at Mary Poppins Returns and Legends of Tomorrow’s next episode, and Netflix adds a creepy mermaid show to its roster. Spoilers…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
The iPhone XR Is Apple's New Real Big Deal
Apple does not typically do budget devices, but as they go, the iPhone XR comes pretty close. While hardly cheap (a budget phone should be under $400, not $750!), it represents a calculated attempt at creating a more affordable device that isn’t a tremendous compromise. Something powerful enough that you can enjoy the…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Bomb Squad Detonates Suspected Explosive Device Placed in George Soros' Mailbox
Staff discovered what appeared to be an explosive device in a mailbox at the Westchester County, New York home of billionaire George Soros on Monday, the New York Times reported, with a police bomb squad later destroying the device.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Amazon, Super Micro Join Apple in Demanding Retraction of Bloomberg Story on Hacked Server Boards
A report earlier this month from Bloomberg Businessweek alleging 17 unnamed sources had confirmed Chinese spies infiltrated the supply chain of microchip manufacturer Super Micro, installing tiny espionage chips that allowed them to wiretap systems belonging to almost 30 U.S. companies, has earned denials from …Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Report: One of Mohammed bin Salman's Top Advisers Ordered Jamal Khashoggi's Death Via Skype
The Saudis have admitted Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist in self-imposed exile and frequent critic of Saudi Arabia’s heir to the throne Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed after entering their consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. They’ve insisted Khashoggi’s death happened by accident during a struggle with…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Get in the Halloween Spirit With The Nightmare Before Christmas Theme Played on Spooky Decorations
It’s the perfect time of year to curl up with your favorite festive films as the holidays arrive, staring with Halloween. What’s your favorite spooky flick? A classic horror movie, or something lighter? Leslie Wai clearly has an infinity for the latter, as he’s created a wonderful tribute to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Netflix Renews Disenchantment for Another 2-Part Season
The kingdom of Dreamland will remain open. Netflix has announced that Matt Groening’s fantasy series Disenchantment has been renewed for another 20-episode season, which means we’ll be getting new episodes through at least 2021.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
LeBron James Could Be Responsible for the Resurrection of Jason Voorhees
The next time Jason Voorhees rises from the grave, it might be because of basketball superstar LeBron James.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Gotham's Version of Bane Looks Like a Mortal Kombat Character Puked Up a Terminator
One of the most intriguing additions coming to the fifth and final season of Gotham is Batman’s longtime comic book nemesis, Bane. Well, the first look at the character has now been officially revealed, and what can we say? It’s a choice.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
How A Twitch-Owned Wiki May Be Inflating Streamers' Views
Twitch streamer Chris “Bognogus” Steinert was live on camera, reading an article about space exploration game No Man’s Sky on Gamepedia, online gaming’s equivalent of Wikipedia, when he discovered his own livestream playing at the very bottom of the page. Steinert was streaming his galactic wanderings to an audience…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
4 Things We Liked (and 4 We Didn't) About Daredevil's Third Season
Daredevil made its grand return this past weekend, setting up a fallen Matt Murdock against his grand nemesis from the first season, the Kingpin, in a battle for Matt’s soul. Overall it’s a season that tackles the familiar Daredevil themes of the rights and wrongs of vigilantism—but here’s a few things in particular…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
This Weirdly Geometric Iceberg Is Freaking Us Out
Well here’s something you don’t see everyday: an iceberg so unbelievably geometric in shape you’d think it was deliberately carved with a gigantic chainsaw. Scientists have documented this sort of thing before, but this latest ‘berg, which recently split from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf, happens to be a rather…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Oculus Co-Founder’s Departure Could Mean Bad Things for Facebook VR
Facebook made a splashy entrance into VR when it purchased fledgling startup Oculus back in 2014 for $2.3 billion. However, even after putting out the first consumer-ready Oculus Rift in 2016, which was followed up by this year’s Oculus Go and the upcoming Oculus Quest, today’s departure of Oculus co-f0under and…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Saudi Arabian Conference Website Apparently Hacked to Highlight Murdered Journalist
A day ahead of Saudi Arabia’s controversial “Davos in the Desert” investment conference, it appears its website has been vandalized by hackers. The conference has been the topic of intense debate as high-profile attendees have dropped out following the scandal surrounding the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Let's Talk About the Ending of the New Halloween
The new Halloween was a big success this weekend, grossing an estimated $77.5 million over its first weekend. It’s the 11th film in the Halloween franchise, but only the second in the story it’s telling, and that story has an explosive ending that we’re excited to dissect now that the film is out.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Some Supplements Are Full Of Untested, Experimental Stimulants, Study Finds
Doctors have criticized the Food and Drug Administration recently for its inaction on supplements that contain potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients. But new research published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests the FDA’s track record is even worse than that. The agency doesn’t seem great at…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Demand for Chocolate Labs Is Making Them Sick and Prone to Early Death
New research shows that chocolate Labrador retrievers are more likely to experience health problems and die younger compared to their black and yellow canine compatriots. A likely reason, say scientists, is a tightening genetic bottleneck caused by consumer demand.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
FDA Investigation Targets Website That Mails Abortion Pills to Women in the U.S.
On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration said it had launched an investigation into a website created to ship abortion pills to women in the U.S., potentially jeopardizing an avenue for women to gain access to this highly effective and safe method of terminating unwanted pregnancies.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Restoring a Die-Cast Tractor Toy With 3D-Printed Parts Looks Like a Great Way to Zone Out
They’re becoming more prevalent in manufacturing, but if you’re still wondering if you need a 3D printer at home, there’s just one other question you need to ask: Do you have any old die-cast toy cars in need of a restoration?Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
A Blunt Episode of Doctor Who Harkens Back to Its Educational Core
What is Doctor Who about? It has been around for so long, changed into so many things, that sometimes it’s hard to say. Even “It’s about time”—its current tagline—can feel not quite right. But last night’s powerfully forthright episode took the series back to a definition it started with over 50 years ago.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Trump Wants to Borrow Tech Workers From Amazon, Google, and Microsoft: Report
The Trump regime has found it hard to find people in tech who want to work for the White House. That’s probably because Trump has systematically dismantled the rights of Muslims, immigrants, and just about every other minority group in the United States. But Trump and his cronies aren’t giving up. The White House is…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Stephen Hawking's Wheelchair and Papers Are Up for Auction, and We Hope They Land in Good Hands
This morning, Christies announced that it would be auctioning off 22 items from the life and work of renowned theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, who passed away earlier this year. Among the items up for auction will be one of Professor Hawking’s earlier motorized wheelchairs, which he relied on when his battle…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Feds Order Company to Stop Shuttling Florida Kids to School in Autonomous Bus
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered a transit operator in Florida to immediately stop shuttling kids to school in what the agency described as a “driverless” shuttle, and said the company’s use of the vehicle as a school bus is “unlawful.”Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
More Joker Set Pictures Give Us Our First Look at the New Thomas Wayne
Get up close with Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ take on Ghidorah. Disney’s Jungle Cruise movie gets a delay. Stephen Amell dispels a suitably ludicrous rumor about the DC/CW crossover. Plus, a bizarre look at Freddy Krueger’s return, and what’s to come in next week’s Doctor Who. To me, my spoilers!Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
The Razer Phone 2's Biggest Upgrade Is Being Better at Everyday Life
When Razer birthed a new category of phone last year, the company offered gamers two features that weren’t typically found on your average handset: a big 4,000 mAh battery and a fantastic 120Hz display that made games look and feel extra smooth. But now that the rest of the smartphone world has started to care more…Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Google's Home Hub Is a Great Start to a Smarter Home
The idea of a smart home console is exciting. A little screen where you can turn all your lights on and off and turn on the TV and see who’s at the door and crank the oven up to 500-degrees to roast that garlic and broccoli for dinner? That’s cool! It’s also what Google promises with the new Home Hub. Google doesn’t …Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.
Elon Musk Says High-Speed Subway Test Tunnel Scheduled to Open December 10 in L.A.
Elon Musk has announced that the test tunnel for his high-speed subway concept will officially open in Los Angeles on December 10. Musk, who made the promise on Twitter last night, said that the public will even get free rides on the roughly 2-mile test route the following day, Tuesday, December 11.Read more...Gizmodo - We come from the future.