Why House of the Dragon Changed One of the Most Gruesome Moments From the Book

Last night’s second season premiere of Game of Thrones’ spinoff House of the Dragon tackled one of George R.R. Martin’s most infamous deaths—in a new way that surprised the fandom. Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 10 hours ago

Google Could Be Cooking Up a New Nest Thermostat With Soli Radar

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Google about the smart home, but a recent new FCC listing related to the company suggests something on the horizon. Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 11 hours ago

On Interview With the Vampire, Louis and Armand's Narrative Begins To Shatter

In the “Like The Light By Which God Made The World Before He Had Made Light”, the revelations from the last episode come bubbling to the surface. Even in Louis’ narrative of the past Armand’s (Assad Zaman) actions begin to get colored a little differently right before the fire at … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 11 hours ago

Cybertruck Customers Report Delivery Delays Due to Windshield Wiper Problem

Tesla temporarily paused Cybertruck deliveries over an issue involving the vehicle’s large windshield wiper, according to several posters on the Cybertruck Owner’s Club forum. The electric vehicle maker hasn’t issued a formal statement on the reported issue, and it hasn’t respond … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 11 hours ago

Mondo's X-Cellent X-Men Figures Are Jumping to X-Men '97

Mondo’s X-Men action figure line already has some pretty killer figures in it to celebrate mutantkind’s animated legacy. But its next figure is now going to leap a little forward, and bring X-Men ‘97's finest hero to the forefront: Scott Summers, a.k.a. Cyclops. Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 12 hours ago

Apple Pay Later Is Dead, Your Debt Is Not

Apple says it’s shutting down Apple Pay Later, the tech giant’s “buy now, pay later” loan service, less than a year after launching the product to United States users in October 2023. Apple announced the move in a statement to 9to5Mac on Monday, saying it would replace the servic … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 12 hours ago

YouTube Wants to Give the Internet's Worst Commenters the Ability to Fact-Check Videos

YouTube will soon be testing a feature that allows users to add notes under videos to correct inaccurate or misleading information, according to an announcement from the video-sharing platform on Monday. And while it sounds strikingly similar to X’s Community Notes program, there … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 12 hours ago

This DIY Lightsaber Is a Star Wars Dream Come True

Sure, you’ll probably never get your hands on that infamous extending lightsaber last seen at the now-defunct Galactic Starcruiser hotel, but—like The Force—hope is always there for Star Wars fans if they know where to look. A few DIYer tech YouTubers have crafted a fully extendi … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 13 hours ago

Doctor Who Waits for Death, and Not Much Else

Doctor Who, of course, is king of the cliffhanger. For a show that thrived on needing to get people to tune back in next week as storylines stretched across multiple episodes, few ongoing series have mastered the art of a last minute hook screaming into the closing titles that wi … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 13 hours ago

Disneyland Owes 100,000 Spurned Customers $67.41, and You Could Be One of Them

If you paid $1400 for a Dream Key annual pass at Disneyland between August and October of 2021, you may be entitled to a financial settlement, thanks to a new $9.5 million lawsuit. Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 14 hours ago

Feds Sue Adobe for 'Trapping' Customers in Long, Expensive Subscriptions

The U.S. government sued Adobe on Monday for allegedly “trapping” customers in its default, most lucrative subscription plan. In a complaint, the Department of Justice (DOJ) writes that Adobe locks customers into a year-long agreement that’s not effectively disclosed as such, and … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 14 hours ago

The Hotter It Gets, the Harder It Is to Find Your Words

Heat waves don’t just make you sweat — they can also mess with your brain. It’s been established that hot weather can result in lower scores on math tests and higher rates of aggression, ranging from mean-spirited behavior to violent crime. A small but growing body of research su … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 14 hours ago

TikTok Might Soon Have Ads With AI-Generated Versions of Popular Creators

TikTok recently announced Symphony Digital Avatars,a new way to incorporate ads on its platform. The social media app will soon feature AI-generated avatars of popular creators. According to the company, the aim is “to help creators and brands captivate global audiences and deliv … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 15 hours ago

Megalopolis Will Get the Theatrical Release It Deserves

After a lot of up and downs about whether or not Megalopolis would even make it to theaters—and a wildly divided but still rather fascinated reaction to its premiere at Cannes this year—Francis Ford Coppola’s latest will head to the silver screen after all. Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 15 hours ago

AI Turns Classic Memes Into Hideously Animated Garbage

Have you ever wondered what your favorite memes might look like if they were animated? Well, wonder no longer. Thanks to advancements in artificial intelligence technology, you can now see those static images come to life. And they look like absolute dogshit. Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 15 hours ago

House of the Dragon Returns With Grief, Fire, and Fury

Welcome back to Westeros, where everyone’s still reeling from the final events of House of the Dragon season one: the installment of King Aegon II (Tom Glynn-Carney) on the Iron Throne in place of designated heir Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy)—and the tragic death of Rhaenyra’s … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 16 hours ago

Alan Cumming Has Thoughts On X-Men 2's Queer Subtext

During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly reflecting on his long career in Hollywood, Alan Cumming cited 2003’s X2: X-Men United as “the gayest film [he’s] ever done.” Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 17 hours ago

Pair of Merging Quasars Reveals Secrets of the Universe’s Earliest Days

A team of astronomers has spotted the most distant merging galactic cores yet, seen as they were when the universe was less than a billion years old. The duo of active galactic centers, called quasars, is the only confirmed pair seen during the Cosmic Dawn. Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 17 hours ago

Siri Will Be Better in 2024, but Its True Genius Won’t Arrive Until 2025

Normally, we have to wait a few months after Apple’s big WWDC conference before getting the full iOS release on iPhones. But now, thanks to AI, this year’s release schedule will look very different. Apple’s been a little vague about what new “Apple Intelligence” features are comi … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 17 hours ago

May 'AI' Take Your Order? McDonald's Says Not Yet

McDonald’s is ending a two-year-old partnership with IBM to test AI’s ability to replace drive-thru workers at more than 100 restaurants, according to Restaurant Business. The world’s largest fast-food company is reportedly pulling the technology later in July. However, McDonald’ … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 17 hours ago

Get Ready for a Thinner iPhone

It seems like Apple’s long-term design dream for its iPhones and iPads—to create some kind of magic pane of glass—are inching toward reality. The screens on Apple’s iPhones keep getting bigger as the bezels shrink. Now, we have word that Apple is truly stressing the thinness of i … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 18 hours ago

Marvel Comics' New Logo Kind of Sucks, Actually

In a recent Twitter post, Marvel Comics revealed an updated logo to better differentiate its film, animation and comic book divisions from one another. There can now no longer be any confusion that what you hold your hand is a not a movie, per se, but instead a booklet of still i … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 18 hours ago

Updates From House of the Dragon, My Adventures With Superman, and More

The Transformers/GI Joe crossover has found its writer. Evil Dead Rise director Lee Cronin is working on a new horror movie. Plus, get a look at what’s coming on Evil, and Doctor Who prepares for its season finale. To me, my spoilers! Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 19 hours ago

Gizmodo Monday Puzzle: Can You Solve These 'Relative'-ly Simple Brainteasers?

I hope you all had a nice time yesterday celebrating any fathers in your lives. I can trace my love of puzzles back to my dad, who was quizzing me about Zeno’s paradox and the Fibonacci sequence before I was potty trained. This was us nearly every night of my childhood: Read more … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 21 hours ago

3-Legged Lion Sets Swimming Record in Crocodile-Filled River

When night fell on Uganda’s second-largest national park in early February, Jacob, a three-legged African lion, made several attempts to cross a dangerous channel with his brother, Tibu. Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 1 day ago

Inside Out 2 Vibes With a Massive Box Office Open

After several years where most of their movies launched on Disney+ (and not without controversy), Pixar’s back in theaters withInside Out 2. The sequel’s big hook isa trio of new Emotions that’ve emerged from Riley’s growth into puberty, and it’s got a lot audiences who’ve seen i … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 1 day ago

Terry Matalas Has Found Things to Do Besides Waiting For a Star Trek: Picard Spinoff

Last month, it was revealed Star Trek: Picard showrunner Terry Matalas was heading up a Disney+ show for Vision after his White variant departed WandaVision. Matalas now has another project lined up alongside that, which is good news for him, but not so good news for anyone holdi … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 1 day ago

Thankfully, Delicious in Dungeon Will Cook Again in Season 2

Over the last few months, Delicious in Dungeon has been airing over on Netflix. Based on the manga of the same name by Ryōko Kui, the adaptation courtesy of Studio Trigger (the team behind Promare and Cyberpunk Edgerunners) has been a really good watch, and just wrapped its first … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 1 day ago

The New Ultimate Marvel is About to Explode With New Heroes and Villains

Marvel’s relaunched version of the Ultimate Universe has been going strong between its current quartet of titles. Between Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, The Ultimates, and Ultimate Black Panther, the line’s writers and artists have been gradually sketching new alternate ver … | Continue reading


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These Are the Best AI Music Generators You Can Use Right Now

Artificial intelligence is pretty much everywhere you look at the moment, churning out reams and reams of text andpiles and piles and images, and its ability to synthesize ‘new’ material out of vast amounts of training data extends to audio too: You can have your own little custo … | Continue reading


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Apple Updates Its Chess App for the First Time Since 2012

As Apple eulogized its commitment to purportedly non-invasive AI during its annual developer conference, the iPhone maker neglected to disclose a critical update that’s coming to the next evolution of its Mac operating system — macOS Sequoia. Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 2 days ago

Until Dawn's Movie Has Found Its First Victims

Supermassive Games’ interactive horror game Until Dawn is getting adapted to film, and it’s now locked down about half its primary cast of young adults turned potential murder victims. Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 2 days ago

Mozilla Defies Russian Censors

Defying “persistent requests” from Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor, Mozilla said this week that it will restore local access to five censorship-circumventing add-ons. Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 2 days ago

Stephen King's The Institute is Advancing to TV

The works of Stephen King have mainly been adapted as feature films in recent years, but TV’s due to get its own King things pretty soon. Along with HBO’s Welcome to Derry, MGM+ is entering the ring with a show based on the author’s 2019 novel The Institute. Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 2 days ago

The Acolyte's New Song Takes Star Wars Into Its R&B Era

Star Wars has a particular type of music that runs throughout most of its media. Following on from John Williams, composers like Kevin Kiner, John Powell, and Michael Giacchinno have evoked the score of his films through the various spinoffs like Rogue One and Clone Wars. It’s on … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 2 days ago

Adult Swim's Got More Superman and New Animated Shows on the Horizon

If you’re a fan of My Adventures with Superman, good news: it’s getting another season. Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 2 days ago

Who Watches the Watchmen Adaptations?

Warner Bros. and DC have gone back to the world of Watchmen off and on ever since the 2009 live-action movie. While it’s been a few years since the last time they returned to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ world, they’ve apparently still got Watchmen fever and are now looking to br … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 2 days ago

What Is a Quantum Battery? And When Will It Power My Laptop?

The modern battery has come a long way in its 224-year history. In the place of Alessandro Volta’s piles of metal disks and brine-soaked cloth, we now have batteries the dimensions of a graham cracker that can last days before needing a recharge. Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 2 days ago

Florida Is Now Using Drones to Fight Mosquitoes

In some parts of the country (mainly the hot, humid parts), humanity’s relationship with the friendly insect known as the mosquito can be quite contentious. Not only do these wonderful little pests swarm you, suck your blood, and leave unattractive splotches all over your skin, b … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 2 days ago

Pharma Exec Will Testify About Ozempic's Absurd Price Tag After Pressure From Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders, the independent Senator from Vermont, has long been railing against the price of prescription medications in the U.S., as Americans pay the highest prices for drugs in the world. But Sen. Sanders scored a win on Friday, as the CEO of Novo Nordisk, the maker of Oze … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 2 days ago

Ahsoka's Rosario Dawson and Hayden Christensen Are Glad People Love the Prequels Now

Rosario Dawson and Hayden Christensen met long before they crossed paths in Star Wars; though their careers have been mostly divergent (her breakout was 1995's Kids; his was 2002's Attack of the Clones), they attended the same NYC drama school as teens. Now both associated with m … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 3 days ago

The Feds Wants to Know How Fake Titanium Got in Boeing's Planes

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has opened yet another investigation into Boeing, this one centered around concerns that counterfeit titanium may have been installed in some of the aviation giant’s planes. Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 3 days ago

Google Could Learn a Few Things From Apple's WWDC Keynote

I was grumpy after Google I/O last month. I thought, what is the point of all this artificial intelligence if it’s hurting my Android experience now? Then I caught myself excited over similar AI features Apple announced for the iPhone at WWDC. Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 3 days ago

'Self-Driving' Tesla Slams Into Cop Car in Orange County, California

A Tesla in “self-driving” mode slammed into an unoccupied police car during the early morning hours of Thursday, according to the Fullerton Police Department. No one was injured in the crash, but bodycam footage shows a police officer sprinting out of the way to avoid getting hit … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 3 days ago

Wells Fargo Employees Fired for Faking Being at Their Desk

Over a dozen Wells Fargo employees were fired last month for trying to fool their bosses into thinking they were working when they were not, as first reported by Bloomberg Thursday. It seems they were unsuccessful. A regulatory filing with the Financial Industry Regulatory Author … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 3 days ago

Star Wars Is at Its Most Interesting When It Trusts Us to Not Trust It

The third episode of The Acolyte is pretty incredible for a lot of reasons. It’s an episode that, in content, invites us to consider new perspectives on some of the saga’s most fundamental spiritual ideas, and delivers a meaty slice of back story for its protagonists and antagoni … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 3 days ago

NASA's Voyager Has Made a Full Recovery After Glitch Nearly Ended the Historic Mission

Voyager fans, rejoice! The 46-year-old spacecraft is once again probing interstellar space for cosmic wonders following a seven month-long hiatus. Read more... | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 3 days ago

Elon Musk Wants You to Have a Baby

We all know that Elon Musk likes procreation. He has 11 kids, after all. The tech billionaire currently has twins with an executive at Neuralink, two children with his on-again-off-again girlfriend Grimes, and a gaggle of children with his ex-wife, Justine Wilson. The billionaire … | Continue reading


@gizmodo.com | 3 days ago