Facebook, Instagram, and Threads Are Down in a Major Outage

Facebook and Instagram users are experiencing widespread outages on Tuesday morning. Over 566,000 Facebook users are experiencing an outage according to Down Detector. Instagram’s app was also having issues on Tuesday, with over 89,000 users reporting outages. The outage started … | Continue reading


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Google Launches $5 Million Competition to Figure Out What the Hell Quantum Computers Do

If you’ve ever wondered what quantum computers actually do, you’re not alone. The truth is, no one knows what modern problems this technology can solve. Google launched a multi-year, global competition on Monday to find real-world use cases for quantum computing, and the finalist … | Continue reading


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Bitcoin Hits All-Time High of $69,000, Then Falls Dramatically

Bitcoin hit an all-time high of $69,170 Tuesday morning, according to CoinMarketCap, breaching the previous all-time high of $68,990 in November 2021. The price then slipped back under $68,000 soon after reaching its peak. Read more... | Continue reading


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We Finally Know When to Expect House of the Dragon Season 2

Superman has found its latest Perry White. Rebecca Ferguson is teaming up with Chris Pratt for Timur Bekmambetov’s new sci-fi movie. Get a look at Fallout’s retro world in three new posts. Plus, what’s coming on the next episode of Halo. To me, my spoilers!Read more... | Continue reading


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The 'Meth Lab Oompa Loompa Lady' Is Selling Greetings on Cameo for $25

The ‘Meth Lab Oompa Loompa Lady,’ whose real name is Kirsty Paterson, has been through a lot over the past week, but even she wasn’t ready for the latest twist in her story. After being forced to learn an AI-generated script for a disastrous Willy Wonka-themed event in Scotland a … | Continue reading


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Nothing Phone (2a) Hands-on: A Phone to Challenge Google and Samsung's Budget Offerings

The point of a budget smartphone is to exist as the “fast fashion” equivalent of its flagship counterparts. For instance, in the case of the top Android phone seller, Samsung, its A-series delivers some of the brand’s premium experiences at a fraction of the cost. Mid-range Samsu … | Continue reading


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How to Prevent X’s Audio and Video Calls Feature From Revealing Your IP Address

X owner Elon Musk is dreaming of a world where people ditch their cell phones and instead make audio and video calls on the social media platform. Musk’s vision has elicited nearly collective horror from users of his platform—as well as potential risks to their IP addresses.Read … | Continue reading


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NASA's 2024 Budget Falls $2.3 Billion Below Requested Amount

House and Senate appropriators have released NASA’s final spending bill for the fiscal year 2024, focusing on the Artemis program’s goal of returning astronauts to the Moon. However, there’s still considerable uncertainty surrounding the agency’s plans for bringing back rocky sam … | Continue reading


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NASA Really Made Its Own Tabletop RPG for You to Play

NASA still has plenty of cool projects afoot in the real world—did you hear about that asteroid-redirecting test? Or those space-friendly cameras?—but it’s also trying to stir imaginations in fantastically creative ways, too. Enter The Lost Universe, the agency’s first-ever table … | Continue reading


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Tesla Cybertruck Crashes Into the Beverly Hills Hotel Sign

Initial reports said that a hotel valet had crashed the truck. It turns out it was the truck's owner. | Continue reading


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'You Are My Secret Agent': Air Force Employee Charged With Sharing Highly Classified Info on Dating App

A civilian employee of the U.S. Air Force has been arrested and charged with sharing highly classified military information on a dating app, according to an announcement from the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday. And it’s pretty clear from the indictment that whoever this man … | Continue reading


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Watch Palpatine Crack Open a Cold One in These Wild, In-Movie Star Wars Beer Ads

Ruling the galaxy with an iron fist and a not-insignificant amount of planet-sized battle stations is tiring work, and that’s even before you get to sexing your way to an immortal bloodline of evil. What’s an Emperor and Dark Lord of the Sith to do if not occasionally sit back, r … | Continue reading


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Dune: Part Two's Stunning Black-and-White Sequence Was an Epic Undertaking

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune movies are visually striking—cinematographer Grieg Fraser and production designer Patrice Vermette already have Oscars from Dune: Part One. But Dune: Part Two is even bolder, and includes a black-and-white sequence that leaves a lingering impact.Read more. … | Continue reading


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7 Brutal Jabs Against Elon Musk From the $128 Million Lawsuit Over Twitter Severance Payments

Several former Twitter executives filed a lawsuit on Monday alleging Elon Musk illegally tried to stiff them out of severance totaling roughly $128 million. Musk is portrayed in the lawsuit as a petty and vindictive man who, “uses his wealth and power to run roughshod over anyone … | Continue reading


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Apple MacBook Air With M3 First Look: More Power Per Square Inch

Apple’s lightest laptop, the MacBook Air, is back and powered with the tech giant’s swankiest new silicon. The M3 chip that we’ve seen inside of it’s new MacBook Pro. Gizmodo had a chance to see the new Airs in person, but while the starting $1,099 laptop might look very similar … | Continue reading


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Game Over, Yuzu: Nintendo Switch Emulator Will Shut Down and Pay $2.4 Million

Nintendo has a history of not just stopping video game pirates, but ruining their lives. The Mario maker sued Yuzu, a notorious free emulator of the Nintendo Switch just last week. On Monday, the developers behind Yuzu agreed to shut down the website entirely and pay Nintendo $2. … | Continue reading


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Hide Your Wallet From This Incredible Auction of Vintage Lord of the Rings Toys

If you have a cave full of gold and an achingly lonely toy shelf, Hake’s Auctions has a stash of well-preserved vintage collectibles ready to serve your needs. While we probably won’t be bidding on any of the lots—including decades-old releases from Star Wars, Transformers, G.I. … | Continue reading


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New App Points You Toward the Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

If you want to stay grounded—which is to say, you want a haunting reminder of your own diminutive size and mortality—do I have the tool for you. Meet Galactic Compass: an app which will point the user towards the whopping black hole at the center of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*.Rea … | Continue reading


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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s AI Chatbot Is Borked

Robert F. Kennedy Jr once said that artificial intelligence “could kill us all” if it were used improperly. Still, concern about the misuse of AI apparently hasn’t stopped RFK Jr. from arguably misusing it. Instead, the long-shot presidential candidate, who has a lot of kooky ide … | Continue reading


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Denis Villeneuve Knows How to Dismount a Sandworm, and He's Not Telling

There’s a lot of sandworms in Dune: Part Two. We even get to learn a lot about how to start riding them, thanks to an extended sequence where Paul is trained in mounting the massive creatures. But getting off of one? Only one man currently knows that beyond Arrakis, and he’s keep … | Continue reading


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Tron: Legacy Should Be the Blueprint for the Modern Legacy Sequel

Tron: Legacy is the type of sequel modern Hollywood dreams about, but rarely gets right. I figured this out a few weeks ago when, after seeing that Disney was finally in production on a long-awaited Tron 3, I went back and revisited the 2010 film. But, of course, one can’t simply … | Continue reading


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Google Co-Founder Unfazed by Question About ‘Woke’ AI From Attendee in Naked Woman Shirt

The internet is in an uproar after a question and answer session featuring Google co-founder Sergey Brin over the weekend, where an attendee in a mostly male audience wore a shirt depicting a naked woman’s body.Read more... | Continue reading


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Chris Evans Thinks Marvel Isn't Given Enough Credit for Making Good Movies

After a decade of dominance climaxed in Avengers: Endgame shattering records along its way to cultural and box office royalty, it isn’t entirely unfair to say that Marvel has had a bit of a rollercoaster time setting the stage for its next era. But even as critical and financial … | Continue reading


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Anthropic Sets a New Gold Standard: Your Move, OpenAI

Anthropic, a startup born out of OpenAI defectors, claims its new chatbot, Claude 3, has broken new ground for the AI world. The updated AI chatbot, released on Monday, outperforms ChatGPT and Google Gemini’s most advanced models, potentially crowning a new king in the AI world. … | Continue reading


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The Greatest App of All Time: March Madness Bracket Day 4

It’s day 4 of Gizmodo’s March Madness bracket challenge to name the greatest app of all time! Yesterday’s match-up was the biggest blowout we’ve seen yet with Google Maps taking 96 percent of the vote and eliminating Yelp from the tournament. Today, we have another David vs Golia … | Continue reading


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Washers and Dryers Are About to Get Way More Efficient

New guidelines will save people $2.2 billion a year in utility costs and eliminate 71 million tons of planet-warming CO2 emissions. | Continue reading


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NASA Ends $2 Billion Satellite Refueling Project After Contractor Accused of ‘Poor Performance’

An ambitious NASA project designed to test satellite refueling in space, known as OSAM-1, has been discontinued after significant technical, cost, and scheduling difficulties. The cancellation comes in the wake of an October 2023 report from NASA’s Office of Inspector General tha … | Continue reading


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Microsoft’s Copilot AI Calls Itself the Joker and Suggests a User Self-Harm

Editor’s Note: The following story contains references to self-harm. Please dial “988” to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline if you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts or mental health-related distress.Read more... | Continue reading


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NASA Investigating Issue With Orion Hatch Ahead of Crewed Moon Mission

Four astronauts are scheduled to ride on board the Orion spacecraft in September 2025 for NASA’s first crewed mission to the Moon in more than 50 years. But before the Artemis crew can strap into Orion, the space agency still needs to resolve an issue with the spacecraft’s side h … | Continue reading


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How Dave Bautista Raised His Game For Dune: Part Two

io9 chats with the Dune actor about portraying layered characters. | Continue reading


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Black Trump Supporters Are Being AI-Generated

Donald Trump supporters are creating and sharing AI-generated images of the former president with Black voters. The photos appear to be an attempt to inflate Trump’s popularity with the Black community, which may be irreparably harmed by his ties to white supremacist groups, but … | Continue reading


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Thomas Hayden Church Still Has Hopes For a New Sam Raimi Spider-Man Movie

Tim Blake Nelson teases the Leader’s rise in Captain America: Brave New World. Jason Blumhouse still wants to make a new Friday the 13th. Evil co-showrunner Robert King lifts the lid on the final season. Plus a new look at the long-awaited third season of One Punch Man. Spoilers … | Continue reading


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Apple Slapped With $2 Billion Fine for Ripping Off Music Customers

On Monday, Apple was hit with a stunning €1.84 billion ($2 billion) fine for violating antitrust laws in Europe. The EU said the company “abused its dominant position” by forcing Spotify and other music streaming apps not to tell customers they could save money if they subscribed … | Continue reading


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Your Screen Protector Is Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be

When you’re buying a new smartphone, salesmen love pestering you to buy some increased protection — insurance, a case, and, obviously, a screen protector. The screen protector has long been hailed as a necessity, costing anywhere from $10 to $60. These little slips of plastic and … | Continue reading


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Gizmodo Monday Puzzle: This Devilishly Hard Logic Puzzle Will Save Your Life

This week’s puzzle is difficult. Not because it has an exceedingly complicated solution, but because the idea that underlies it is deep and ingenious. I only know of one method to solve it, but I’m curious whether alternative approaches exist. Feel free to spitball half-baked ide … | Continue reading


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How To Organize Your Travel With This Little-Known Google Maps Feature

If you haven’t spent a lot of time inside Google Maps—besides getting from A to B and finding the nearest restaurant or bar—then you might not know about all the various features stuffed into the app since it first launched in 2005.Read more... | Continue reading


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Dune: Part Two Rides the Worm To a Strong Box Office Opening

It’s March, and we’ve got our first big movie for 2024 in Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Dune: Part Two. Even as its release date shifted around a few times, there’s been a palpable excitement in the air for the second half of Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel, … | Continue reading


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Mark Dodson, Gremlins and Star Wars Voice Actor, Has Died at Age 64

Mark Dodson, a voice actor best known as Mogwai in the 1984 film Gremlins, passed away on Saturday at 64 years old. Read more... | Continue reading


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Comics Creators Hit Out Against Indie Pub Ghosting Them

Freelance comic book writers and artists have accused publisher Scout Comics of not paying them for their work, in some cases not doing so (or communicating with them) for a year or more. Read more... | Continue reading


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Tales From the Void Brings Reddit's Scariest Stories to TV Life

Like Twitter or Tiktok, Reddit is a platform built on (often fake) stories—some funny, some sad, and some scary as hell. And with anything up for grabs to turn into a TV show or movie, the scariest (and most viral) of Reddit’s horror tales are being adapted for the small screen w … | Continue reading


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The Greatest App of All Time: March Madness Bracket Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of Gizmodo’s March Madness bracket challenge to name the greatest app of all time! WhatsApp barely beat out Dark Sky in our second round of the tournament, garnering 53 percent of the overall vote. RIP Dark Sky. And today we have an epic grudge match between Goog … | Continue reading


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Open Channel: Tell Us Your Thoughts on Dune: Part Two

Denis Villeneuve’s first Dune managed to become a hit in 2021, even as it came out during the pandemic and with a simultaneous streaming date on HBO Max. After WB and Legendary greenlit Dune: Part Two for 2023 (to the delight of many), anticipation for it has been through the roo … | Continue reading


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The Power Fantasy Makes Superheroes Into an Arms Race

Sooner or later, modern superhero comics dig into what it means for people with extraordinary powers to exist in the world on a larger geopolitical scale. With the right team at the helm, those kind of stories can lead to compelling drama, and Image Comics is hoping you’ll turn u … | Continue reading


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Your Definitive Guide to the 2024 Great North American Solar Eclipse

Millions of people across North America will soon have the opportunity to witness a rare and special astronomical event—a total solar eclipse—during which the Moon will completely obscure the Sun along an exceptionally long path of totality. To prepare you for the Great North Ame … | Continue reading


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Werewolves May Get Their Purge On in Jonathan Liebesman's Wolf Night

If you’ve ever wanted a movie about werewolves that also comes with some social commentary wrapped inside, your needs could possibly be sated in the near future with an upcoming movie.Read more... | Continue reading


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The Last of Us Season 2 Finds Four Nice People to Horribly Murder

2020's The Last of Us Part II is a revenge story built around two sides: that of Ellie (as played in the show by Bella Ramsey) and newcomer Abby (Kaitlyn Dever). Both women have their own respective supporting casts, and the HBO adaptation has mainly cast the folks in Ellie’s soc … | Continue reading


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The Greatest App of All Time: March Madness Bracket Day 2

It’s day 2 of Gizmodo’s March Madness bracket challenge to crown the greatest app of all time! The mighty Fart App has fallen to Instagram in our first round and today’s challengers are WhatsApp vs Dark Sky. Will Mark Zuckerberg win again? That’s up to you. Read more... | Continue reading


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The Strangers' First Trailer Reminds You Not to Answer the Damn Door

Every horror movie has The Moment: where you see the main characters do something that both kicks off the plot and is often also an extremely boneheaded move. Usually, it involves a door and someone making the choice to open it or go in there, which they should never, ever do. So … | Continue reading


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