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    October 4, 2013

    Meet Ben Kiel, the Man Behind The New Yorker's Recent Typeface Redesign

    Note: This was originally published by our sister paper in St. Louis, The Riverfront Times There's been a minor media brouhaha over the fact that The New Yorker just launched a redesign for the first time in thirteen years. The news was featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, the tech bl ... More >>

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    July 1, 2012

    The Leap Second Will Destroy Your Social Media

    And we were scared of a measly heat wave.At midnight Saturday, while the ConEd officials were facing off against its workers, the Earth's timekeepers (they exist!) held back the world's atomic time for exactly one second to keep it in line with the planet's rotation. The Network TIme ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Reviewing the Doritos Locos Taco

    William Grimes, former restaurant critic at The New York Times, reviews the Doritos Locos Taco today:Like almost every normal American, I like Doritos Nacho Cheese Flavored chips. For precisely that reason, I regarded the taco version with dread. Would it violate the spirit of the chip? Or, converse ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Happy Valentine's Day From Fork in the Road

    ​Designer-beef roses? Where else but Gizmodo? Of course, they got it from, who in turn got it from The original is apparently the work of butcher Antony Bowness of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. Thanks for FiTR San Francisco correspondent @tracyjane for the link ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Watch the Last 100 Years of New York City Subway Maps

    Today in subway porn we have a beautiful depiction of the ebb and flow and changing formats of the New York City subway map over the years. The only thing better than watching the map come of age to the inspirationally epic music in the video created by Gizmodo's Matt Toder back in December (Bowery ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Chicken Waffle Wings All Over the Web

    The result (left) and the process (right) Thanks to San Francisco correspondent @tracyjane and Upper West Side bon vivant Justin Kennington for clueing us in to this snack food newly invented by the website Dude Foods. Looks like a pretty nifty idea, except maybe you don't want your Teflon waffle ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Sweden Allows Citizens to Run Its Official Twitter Account

    ​Sweden has started a new policy of allowing one of its citizens to take over its official Twitter account every week. The policy is basically a marketing move, as expressed by the CEO of the country's tourism agency in The Next Web's writeup: "No one owns the brand of Sweden more than its peo ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    Gizmodo Gallery Offers You Instant Pancakes (and Other Cool Tech Trends)

    Lauren ShockeyThe Popcake machine: what every kitchen needs​ Have you ever wished there was a machine that magically made mini pancakes instantly and didn't require any cooking? Well, Gizmodo Gallery is up and running once again. Located at 329 Broome Street through December 11, the expo highl ... More >>

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    November 12, 2011

    450-Square-Foot Studio Transforms Into Equally Small, Better Furnished Apartment

    ​We love tiny apartments here at Runnin' Scared. Be they 100, 90, or 78 square feet in area, we can't get enough of these adorable prison cells. Via Gizmodo comes the story of Eric Schneider, a teacher who bought a 450-square-foot studio apartment for $250,000. The space may be a tad bit bigge ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    People With Bigger Brains Have More Facebook Friends

    Like​Here is some weird news that you can brag about, if you happen to be one of the privileged few with many, many Facebook friends and a giant brain. Actually, you should probably post this information, along with a photo of your brain, on your Facebook wall -- we hear that's the way to get ... More >>

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    August 14, 2011

    Collision of Galaxies Imminent

    via NASA's Image of the Day Gallery​The galaxies you see in the image to the right, VV 340 North (top) and VV 340 South (bottom), are careening towards each other and on a cosmic collision course. The Hubble Telescope took the photo and it shows the two galaxies "in the early stages of their i ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Live: Pomplamoose Keep It Real At The Music Hall Of Williamsburg

    Pomplamoose Music Hall Of Williamsburg Friday, June 24 Better than: Watching broadcast TV without a DVR. Explaining where I was going on Friday night engendered one of two single-syllable reactions from my friends: "Ugh!" or "Who?" Pomplamoose, the male-female duo from San Francisco who became fa ... More >>

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    May 8, 2011

    Obama Ordered Bin Laden Raid On 50/50 Chance; Cairo Mobs Attack Churches

    ​National Security Adviser Tom Donilon told CNN that President Obama decided to go through with the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden based on "what was probably a 50-50 case that Osama bin Laden was there." In light of that info, it's interesting to read this alternate history of what would have h ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Your iPhone Records Where You've Been; What Are You Going To Do About It, Chump?

    ​The tech world is having itself a little freak-out over the news that iPhones using iOS4 (the latest operating system) have been saving users' location data whenever they make a cell call. Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden discovered a hidden file in the phone's operating system that keeps track ... More >>

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    April 17, 2011

    Kabbalah Pulling Wool Over Madonna's Eyes; Tornado Death Toll Climbs To 35

    ​The Daily reports that Kabbalah has been using Madonna's charity donations for real estate deals instead of putting them towards their promised school-building ends. The debacle of Madge's Raising Malawi project -- which lost $3.8 million -- isn't the first time a Kabbalah-backed school has ... More >>

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    April 16, 2011

    Mafia Disorganized; 17 Killed in Tornados; Radioactivity Rises Off Japan Coast

    ​The Mafia is out of commission. Rather, the Mafia Commission, the caucus of leaders of the five main crime families, apparently hasn't met in 25 years. Cue "disorganized crime" joke. [NYDN] A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Georgia as the death toll from recent twisters rises to 17. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Yesha Callahan Outed Chris Lee, the Craigslist Congressman: No Gawker Source Is Safe

    Eliza Kruger, once anonymous​When Gawker took down New York GOP representative Christopher Lee of the 26th district, they did so based on the emails of an anonymous woman who made a Craigslist posting. In it, the woman begged, "Will someone prove to me not all CL men look like toads?" In respo ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Five-Finger Boots Exist, and They Are Horrible

    via Gizmodo​We feel strongly about shoes, among the worst offenders Crocs, Birkenstocks, man mules, and anything "latticed." But among the very worst is the five-finger running shoe, a reckless shoe-form that turns feet into virtual fingers. You may recall our previous rants about them -- we s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Amazon Unveils AmazonTote, a Home Delivery Service for Food

    justinbaeder/FlickrNo need to go to the store ever again.​New York City already has its fair share of home delivery services, including grocery behemoth FreshDirect, the downtown-only Max Delivery, and the newly launched, drugstore-focused But those companies may soon have competiti ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Gawker Hack: An Update. No New Posts on Gawker, Jezebel. Twitter Hack Now Happening?

    ​Over the weekend, Gawker Media was hacked by a group calling themselves Gnosis. Chaos ensued, with a battle for control over the site playing out as Gawker techs took down the Gnosis post and Gnosis replaced it. Gawker seems to have won in that battle -- sort of. As of this morning, there hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2010

    Gawker Media Admits Massive Hack of Private User Information (UPDATED)

    ​Yesterday, we cataloged a series of strange tweets from Gawker Media' tech site Gizmodo, claiming to be from the amorphous, loosely 4chan-affiliated hacker group Anonymous. In the messages, the hacker claimed to have stolen 1.5 million email addresses and passwords from three Gawker Media sit ... More >>

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    December 11, 2010

    Anonymous Hacks Gawker Media Properties in Support of WikiLeaks?

    ​At 3:29 p.m. on Saturday, Gawker posted a one-line link to President Obama calling WikiLeaks "deplorable." Minutes later, someone purporting to be from the 4chan-affiliated hacker group Anonymous started tweeting from the Twitter account of Gawker Media's tech site Gizmodo, claiming to have s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    The Daily Kill Dossier, Part 2: Another Hit List of News Corp's Freshest Poaches

    ​Previously, on Lost: we revealed the names of a bunch of people who fate landed in the News Corp. building to go work on Rupert Murdoch's Dharma Initiative, a daily newspaper for the iPad called The Daily. Now we know who some of The Others are. Press Clips, Day 25, The News Corp Daily iPad Kill ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Arsenic and Old Space: NASA to Announce New Form of Life on Earth?

    via L.A. TimesMono Lake​Gizmodo is reporting that NASA's big announcement later today will be that a new form of life has been found in the harsh environment of California's Mono Lake: a bacteria that is based not on the familiar six chemicals of all other life on earth, but one based on arsen ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    The Daily Kill Dossier: A Hit List of News Corp's Freshest Poaches

    ​As it's been noted, News Corp's daily newspaper built just for the iPad -- The Daily -- is on the way. It is Rupert Murdoch's newest child, the Draco Malfoy to his Voldemort. As such, they're hiring or trying to hire every editorial staffer this side of the Bangkok Bugle Tribune, which I just inv ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    R.I.P, Four Loko: Here Are the Five Stupidest Things People Have Done While Drinking You.

    Colors of a beautiful rainbow...​Four Loko, known as "liquid crack" to certain admirers, was officially banned this weekend, no longer to be delivered to your friendly neighborhood bodega after December 10. Unlike just any garden variety booze, Four Loko didn't only make people sick -- it made ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Ace In The Hole: Rightbloggers Say Chile Mine Rescue Means Obama Sucks, Capitalism Rules

    Last week we talked about the Tennessee fire department that let a man's house burn to the ground because he hadn't paid protection money, and the rightbloggers who thought this was a laudable example of free market justice. This week they celebrated another free market triumph -- though at least t ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Texas Is Totally Ripping Off New York City's UFOs (Video)

    Clearly, these are both images of UFOs.​This news account (complete with the requisite spooky UFO track) about "Mysterious Lights Over East El Paso," attempts to connect weird but probably completely explainable sightings in the El Paso sky to weird but probably completely explainable sighting ... More >>

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    October 10, 2010

    It's Official: The New Yorker Nick Denton Profile is Really Almost Here This Time

    ​The local internet's most anticipated New Yorker article for the week of October 18, 2010, is set for release online whenever the interns finish formatting it for the web. We told you last Friday that Ben McGrath's profile of Gawker Media boss Nick Denton was coming soon and an online press r ... More >>

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    October 3, 2010

    Do You Know What's in Your Chicken Nuggets?

    ​This pink extruded substance, known as MSC, is precursor to many manufactured chicken products. Last night, Gizmodo's Casey Chan put up a post showing what the goop looks like that chicken nuggets are made of. Notice he didn't say "Chicken McNuggets," but it's not too hard to extrapolate.

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    September 7, 2010

    The 9/11 iPhone App: Not Quite 'DoodleJump'

    ​Those of you with iPhones out there in the world have a universe of various games, utilities, and information at your fingertips with the single swipe of a finger, as there's an iPhone app for everything. Even, apparently, to help us remember 9/11.

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    August 25, 2010

    Apple to Announce New and Improved Version of Now-Outdated Thing You Just Purchased on September 1st

    ​Does Apple really have to throw themselves a whole big event party thing every time they roll out a product? It's not that they aren't informative -- they are -- it's more that they feel like a company who just sold you a $500 piece of electronics which now makes you more available to people ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Jailbreaking Dongle Freedom! iPhone Users, DVD Copiers Oppressed No More!

    ​Have you ever wanted to play video games that Apple didn't sell on your iPhone? Have you ever wanted to use apps that Apple didn't sell on your iPhone? Have you ever wanted to switch carriers with your iPhone (because AT&T blows)? Have you ever wanted to copy a copy-protected DVD? Have ... More >>

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    July 19, 2010

    The New York Times Will Never Burnout of Blogger Burnout

    ​In today's New York Times Media & Advertising section is an article about blogger burnout. Like many things that get written in the New York Times about bloggers that isn't written by David Carr or Brian Stelter, it sadly merits a blog post making fun of how (A) Insipid and bush-league it i ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    From France, the Waffsicle

    Triangular ConceptBlame the French, not the Belgians.​Not content with mere waffle cones, somebody has decided that what the world needs now is waffles shaped like popsicles.

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    June 7, 2010

    The New iPhone Features, Re-Revealed: The Basics

    Via Engadget.Click to enlarge.​Remember that time Gawker Media gadget blog Gizmodo got their hands on an iPhone prototype, and it caused a big deal and mess and all kinds of fun trouble? Well, Apple had their big WWDC conference -- where they reveal all the new fun toys they have that you're g ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    The Gizmodo iPhone Case: Editor Brian Lam's Off-Record Email to Steve Jobs

    ​Well, journalists, just remember: Off-record don't mean nothing to a court subpoena. Gizmodo, who had a huge, huge story when they paid for an iPhone prototype that was lost in a bar, is now experiencing that wonderful tidbit of information. Their editor, Brian Lam, shot Steve Jobs' public em ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Nick Denton's Latest Traffic Boast: Gawker Media's April Readership "About the Population of Canada"

    ​According to an internal company memo, Gawker Media had a record month in April! And all it took was maybe some potentially irreversible psychological damage to an Apple employee!

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    April 26, 2010

    Morning Links: Advice on Befriending Aliens, Boobquake Day, More About the Stolen iPhone

    ​It's Monday morning. Here's what you should know: • Stephen Hawking warns us not to become friends with aliens, because "they very likely wouldn't be the cuddly, ET types we hope for." Noted.

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    April 26, 2010

    Will Gawker Media's "Journalist" Defense Hold Up After Gizmodo Writer Gets Raided by Cops?

    Pictured right, Gizmodo editor Jason Chen.​New York City-based blog network Gawker Media has a tech site, Gizmodo. Recently, Gizmodo writer Jason Chen got his hands on an iPhone prototype that the company admitted to paying for. Now, California police have raided Chen's house, and they took a ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Gizmodo's iPhone Scoop: The Nick Denton Interview

    Pictured, left to right: an Apple prototype iPhone, and Gawker Media owner Nick Denton covered in pie.​Maybe you heard, but yesterday, Gawker Media's gadget site Gizmodo published quite a story. It might be short of hyperbole to note their "get" of a new iPhone prototype as one of the biggest ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Guy Who Drunkenly Lost Apple's 4G iPhone: Now Immortalized With Facebook Page Dedicated to "Drunk Gray Powell"

    File under "From the Department of Mwa-wahhh." Get drunk, and it will inevitably end up on the Internet, somewhere. If you're lucky, it'll be lost under a larger tide of unnecessary information. But if your drunken birthday party led to one of the biggest tech leaks in the history of proprietary tec ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    The New iPhone, Revealed: The Basics, Why You're Probably Buying One

    ​There are scoops, and then there are scoops. And there's reporting, and just getting absurdly lucky. And this is a scoop, and from the sound of it, someone got absurdly lucky. And someone else likely just got absurdly unlucky because of this. Meet the new iPhone:

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    December 24, 2009

    New Drinking Glass Guesses What You're Drinking

    ​This new plastic drinking glass can identify at least three beverages, but can it do more? Gizmodo reports that Serbian designer Damjan Stankovic has come up with a plastic cup that can reveal the variety of beverage that is poured into it.

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    August 27, 2009

    An Inadvisable Thing to do With Bacon

    Photo courtesy Gizmodo​Is this a still from a horror movie starring Josh Ozersky? No, it's part of Gizmodo's tech-oriented preview of the This Is Why You're Fat book. Actually, it seems more likely that an encounter with these terrifying bacon people would put you off fatty pork for life.

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    May 1, 2009

    It's a Chicken. In a Can.

    "Fully cooked!" cries the label. "Home-style goodness!" When it comes out of the can, it looks like a newborn baby: pale, frail and covered in a gelatinous goo. There are few foods that make us shudder. This is one of them. [I Hate My Message Board via Gizmodo]

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    September 5, 2008

    Happy Friday: News You Can Lose

    Mr. Met, the ball-headed mascot of our National League franchise, will warn kids about online predators during Saturday's Internet Safety Day at Shea Stadium. The festivities will include an Internet Safety Quiz on the Jumbotron, and the distribution of 25,000 fake baseball cards carrying messages l ... More >>

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    Words Into Type

    College Student Seeks Miracle Machine to Transform Lectures Into Notes

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    November 11, 2003

    Phish Bait

    How to Stay on Top of E-Mail Scams

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