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Daily News Roundup: Stories From the Weekend (and Beyond)

Kaspars Grinvalds/Shutterstock The interesting thing about Monday morning is that, well, there was probably a lot that happened over the weekend. The good news is that now you can catch up on everything you missed from March 23rd-25th  all in one spot. Apple News: Today’s the Day Apple is expected to announce its long-rumored streaming TV and news services at a 10:00 AM PT event today. We’ll be covering all the details here at HTG when it happens, but here’s what we “know” so far (based ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Crafts, Hbo, Nbc, Microsoft, Youtube, Samsung, Google Maps, Gizmodo, Engadget, Kotaku, David Nield, Tom Warren, Kaspars Grinvalds Shutterstock


Exploding Pyrex, Cetacean Autopsies, and Spectacular Gadget Failures: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

This week Gizmodo examined the many functions of various forms of technology in our everyday lives over the course of the last century. For a highlight reel of some of the beauty industry torture devices dreamed up over the course of the 20th and 21st centuries, don’t miss our feature on the most bizarre gadgets that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Samsung, Kickstarter, Gizmodo, Boeing, Electric Scooters, Best of the week, Bill And Ted, Best Of Gizmodo, Into The Spider Verse


Leaked Memo Shows Kickstarter Senior Staffers Are Pushing Back Against Colleagues' Union Efforts

Tuesday afternoon, a contingent of Kickstarter employees went public with their intention to unionize under the name Kickstarter United. According to an email provided to Gizmodo, however, senior staffers at the crowdfunding company are already attempting to push back against the plan to make Kickstarter the first…Read more...
Tags: Science, Unions, Labor, Kickstarter, Gizmodo, Kickstarter United, OPEIU, Kickstarter Union


Daily News Roundup: iPad Mini Reviews, AT&T CEO Gets a Robocall, and More

Apple just announced the updated iPad Mini and new Air at the beginning of the week, but the reviews are already starting to roll out. We take a look a those and more in today’s news briefing for March 21, 2019. Apple News Apple has announced a new product per day for the first three days of the week, but not today. Instead, we got a handful of reviews for the new iPads. Rene Ritchey from iMore had a good take on the Mini (and threw some thoughts on the new Air in there too). [iMore] Further...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Microsoft, Washington, Facebook Messenger, Air, Dyson, Google Maps, Gizmodo, Engadget, Nilay Patel, Russell Holly, Randall Stephenson, Apple News Apple, Rene Ritchey


Amazon accused of illegally firing a warehouse worker who protested against working conditions and HQ2

A former Amazon warehouse employee has filed a complaint against the company claiming he was fired for speaking out about its working conditions. Rashad Long worked at the Staten Island warehouse, and in December participated in a protest over Amazon's planned HQ2 expansion. An Amazon spokeswoman said Long was fired because he violated a "serious safety policy," a claim Long says is "bogus." A former Amazon warehouse worker has filed a complaint against the tech giant, saying he was fired as ...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, New York, New York City, Trends, Spain, Bloomberg, Long, Gizmodo, Staten Island, National Labor Relations Board, Samsung Galaxy, Recently Amazon, New York Amazon, Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, Stuart Appelbaum


Deadspin Reports: Robert Kraft Really Doesn’t Want You Seeing Video Of Him Getting A Hand Job | The (gizmodo)

Deadspin Reports: Robert Kraft Really Doesn’t Want You Seeing Video Of Him Getting A Hand Job | The Root A Virginia Police Officer Serving a Majority Minority High School Has Been Identified as a White Nationalist | Jezebel Jenny McCarthy’s Autism Charity Has Helped Its Board Members Make Money Off Dangerous,…Read more... [Author: Kinja! on Kinja Roundup, shared by Catie Keck to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Virginia, Gizmodo, Kinja! On Kinja Roundup, Jenny McCarthy, Robert Kraft, Catie Keck, shared by Catie Keck to Gizmodo


Google Made Chromecast Cool Again (gizmodo)

At Gizmodo, there are few things more rewarding than eating your own words. So here I am. It’s been six months since I reviewed the apparently boring new Google Chromecast, a gadget I said “falls short” and called “a bummer.” New Google has effectively turned the Chromecast into the video game console of the future.…Read more... [Author: Adam Clark Estes]
Tags: Google, News, Gizmodo, New Google, Adam Clark Estes, Google Chromecast


How CrunchMatch helped Yoolox increase distribution

German startup Yoolox , makers of a portable wireless charger for smartphones, tablets and laptops, exhibited in Startup Alley at Disrupt with the goal of spreading awareness of their first products, Yoolox 10k and 16k. Given Disrupt’s global brand exposure, Yoolox decided it would be the perfect place to debut what they had been working on: TechCrunch Disrupt gave us the opportunity to exchange with potential distribution partners and investors. It was a great opportunity to get a direct...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Berlin, Tech, Walmart, Gizmodo, Startup Alley, CrunchMatch, Disrupt SF 2019, Yoolox, Pascal Bosten, CWO, David Photien


Google Stadia: what developers think of the game-streaming service

Has Google got its head in the cloud, or can its sheer size help it succeed where many have failed in building a hardware-free future for gamers?Google’s announcement of game-streaming service Stadia may not have been a huge industry revelation; Google has made no secret of its ambitions to enter the video game market, and it was somewhat given away by public trials last September. Instead, it was the things that weren’t revealed at Tuesday’s Game Developers Conference keynote that took many by ...
Tags: Google, Games, Technology, Internet, Broadband, Culture, Game culture, Games consoles, Gizmodo, Live Streaming, Bethesda, Alex Cranz


Google Made Chromecast Cool Again

At Gizmodo, there are few things more rewarding than eating your own words. So here I am. It’s been six months since I reviewed the apparently boring new Google Chromecast, a gadget I said “falls short” and called “a bummer.” New Google has effectively turned the Chromecast into the video game console of the future.…Read more...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Chromecast, Gizmodo, New Google, Google Chromecast, Stadia, Google Stadia


Fantasy Birding Is Real, And It's Spectacular (gizmodo)

I became unreasonably passionate about fantasy sports for the very first time in my life. Not fantasy football or baseball or anything like that. I got into fantasy birdwatching.Read more... [Author: Ryan F. Mandelbaum on Deadspin, shared by Hudson Hongo to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, shared by Hudson Hongo to Gizmodo, Hudson Hongo, Ryan F Mandelbaum, Ryan F. Mandelbaum on Deadspin


This Fun Fact Will Change the Way You Watch the Movie Airplane! (gizmodo)

It’s no secret that the 1980 comedy movie Airplane! is a parody. But for some reason, I’ve spent my entire life believing that Airplane! was a broad parody of 1970s disaster movies. And while the movie clearly took inspiration from some of those films, it’s actually a very specific parody of a movie from 1957 called …Read more... [Author: Matt Novak on Paleofuture, shared by Andrew Couts to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, Matt Novak, Matt Novak on Paleofuture, shared by Andrew Couts to Gizmodo, Andrew Couts


NYC considers Manhattan land expansion to fight climate change

On Thursday March 14, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City unveiled a $10 billion plan to prepare lower Manhattan for the inevitable invasion of sea level rise predicted with climate change. The plan was announced alongside the release of the Lower Manhattan Climate Resilience Study, which provides a complete assessment of predicted climate risks, including sea level rise, storm surge, extreme rainfall and heat waves. The plan includes extensive construction of permanent and smartly integrated...
Tags: Design, Climate Change, NYC, New York City, Environment, Urban, Resilience, Italy, Sea Level Rise, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Natural Disaster, Sustainable Development, Gizmodo, Staten Island, Brooklyn Bridge


Australia Bans Milo Yiannopoulos Over Christchurch Massacre Comments  (gizmodo)

The career of Milo Yiannopoulos took another hit on Saturday when the Australian government canceled a visa it had granted just a week ago to the heavily indebted right-wing troll for a speaking tour scheduled later this year.Read more... [Author: David Boddiger on Splinter, shared by Tom McKay to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Australia, Gizmodo, Milo Yiannopoulos, Tom McKay, shared by Tom McKay to Gizmodo, David Boddiger on Splinter, David Boddiger


Daily News Roundup: Google Killed 2.3m Bad Ads, Microsoft Announced Game Stack for XBL, and More

In today’s headlines, we learned that Google is making the web a better place by removing horrible ads (2.3 million last year, in fact), the Edge Insider Addons site for Microsoft’s new Edge-Chrome thing showed up, and more. Note: This post is constantly updated throughout the day as we find more interesting news. Microsoft and Windows News Things have been fairly quiet in Microsoft news this morning, but then Game Stack happened. Oh, and we’re getting a better idea of how Microsoft’s Chrome ...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Motorola, Facebook, UK, Microsoft, Samsung, Mit, Ikea, Htc, Gizmodo, Huawei, Engadget


The Fantastical World of Damian Jacob Markiewicz Sendler

Meet Damian Jacob Markiewicz Sendler aka Dr. Damian Jacob Sendler aka Damian Dariusz Markiewicz. According to him, he’s “an award-winning Polish-American clinician sexologist, the scholar of forensic and legal medicine, the scientist trained in digital epidemiology, and the media health expert personality.” He’s been quoted by more than a dozen online publications internationally about his unique research examining human sexual behavior. However, according to Gizmodo journalist Jennings Brown, m...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Europe, Usa, New York, General, Boston, US, America, Harvard, Poland, Gizmodo, New York State, Special Report, Warsaw, Eastern Europe


Daily News Roundup: DirectX for Win7, Android Q Beta, and More

In today’s headlines, we saw Microsoft bring DirectX 12 to Windows 7, Google potentially can some of its hardware business, and LG show off a Keurig for ice cream. Not gonna lie, that last thing sounds pretty amazing. Note: We’ll keep updating this post throughout the day as more news hits the wire! Microsoft and Windows News A little bit of this, and a little bit of that. You know, just Microsoft things. You can now check your Xbox controller’s battery from the Game Bar. That’s cool, I thin...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Verizon, Hbo, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Chicago, Nintendo, Lg, Waze, Gizmodo, Garmin, Engadget, Carmen Sandiego, Android News Google, Apple Music on Amazon


How to Enable 'Developer Options' on Your New Galaxy S10

Samsung’s brand-new Galaxy S10 arrived Friday, and I have little doubt that many day-one buyers spent all weekend fiddling with a smartphone that “comes the closest to making all those dollars worth it,” as our colleagues at Gizmodo describe.Read more...
Tags: Android, Samsung, Smartphone, How To, Settings, Lifehacks, Gizmodo, Developer Options, Galaxy S10


Here's Tucker Carlson Going Full Misogynist and Saying Wild Shit About Rape  (gizmodo)

An explosive new report from Media Matters for America has unearthed a trove of recordings of Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s calls into shock jock Bubba The Love Sponge’s radio show in which Carlson makes repugnant remarks about women, underage marriage, and statutory rape. Read more... [Author: Sophie Weiner on Splinter, shared by Tom McKay to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Fox News, Gizmodo, Tucker Carlson, Carlson, Media Matters for America, Sophie Weiner, Tom McKay, shared by Tom McKay to Gizmodo, Sophie Weiner on Splinter


The Toothbrush That Your Mouth Deserves Is Down To Its Best Price, Today Only (gizmodo)

Spending money on a good toothbrush can pay off many times over down the line by helping you avoid hefty dentist bills, and Philips’ Sonicare Diamond Clean is one of the best out there.Read more... [Author: Shep McAllister on Kinja Deals, shared by Tercius to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Philips, Gizmodo, Shep McAllister, Shep McAllister on Kinja Deals, shared by Tercius to Gizmodo, Sonicare Diamond Clean


A former Tesla employee has filed a whistleblower tip with the SEC corroborating a claim that the company hacked employee cellphones and computers (TSLA)

A former Tesla employee has filed a whistleblower tip with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the law firm representing the employee said in a statement on Monday. The tip corroborates a prior tip that claimed Tesla did not disclose to shareholders the theft of raw materials and the unauthorized surveillance and hacking of employee devices, Meissner Associates said. The new tip also claims that a proposal to take Tesla private in 2018 was discussed and viewed with skepticism by "many" Tes...
Tags: Elon Musk, Washington Post, Trends, Tesla, SEC, Gizmodo, Boeing, Caribbean, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Hansen, Drug Enforcement Administration, Tripp, Whitney Tilson, Meissner, Sparks Nevada Tesla


A former Tesla employee has filed a whistleblowing tip with the SEC corroborating a claim that the company hacked employee cellphones and computers (TSLA)

A former Tesla employee has filed a whistleblower tip with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the law firm representing the employee said in a statement on Monday. The tip corroborates a prior claim that Tesla did not disclose to shareholders the theft of raw materials and the unauthorized surveillance and hacking of employee devices, Meissner Associates said. The new tip also claims that a proposal to take Tesla private in 2018 was discussed and viewed with skepticism by "many" Tesla emp...
Tags: Elon Musk, London, Trends, Tesla, SEC, Gizmodo, Boeing, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Hansen, Drug Enforcement Administration, Tripp, Whitney Tilson, Sparks Nevada Tesla, Martin Tripp, Meissner Associates


Apple Mining, Poop Power, and Breaking Up Tech Giants: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Last week was Garbage Week here at Gizmodo, meaning we brought our readers stories specifically focused on waste (and not the figurative kind—though in the year of our Lord 2019, such a series would certainly track). In exploring all things trash, we dug into the way in which our recycling systems are broken. We…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Samsung, Gizmodo, HoloLens, Captain Marvel, Best Of Gizmodo, Apple Mining Poop Power


Scientists Capture Rare Footage of Mysterious 'Type D' Killer Whale, Possibly a New Species (gizmodo)

In 1955, 17 killer whales were found stranded on a beach in Paraparaumu, New Zealand. Scientists thought they looked weird, but they shrugged it off as some type of genetic deformity. Since then, the whale has been something of an urban legend until fishermen and tourists began capturing rare images of the animals.Read more... [Author: Yessenia Funes on Earther, shared by Andrew Couts to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, shared by Andrew Couts to Gizmodo, Andrew Couts, Yessenia Funes on Earther, Yessenia Funes, Paraparaumu New Zealand


The Game of Thrones Final Season Trailer Is Preparing Us for a Lot of Death (gizmodo)

It’s the beginning of the end for Game of Thrones. And if our heroes fail, it might be the beginning of the end for Westeros full stop.Read more... [Author: James Whitbrook on io9, shared by Andrew Couts to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, James Whitbrook, James Whitbrook on io9, shared by Andrew Couts to Gizmodo, Andrew Couts


Encouragement Without Education Backfires On Recycling Efforts

Longtime Slashdot reader Alok writes: High contamination in recycled garbage, such as plastic bags mixed in with the recyclable plastic waste, are causing major problems for sustainability efforts in U.S. This has been exposed as a big problem recently, due to recent stricter China import rules on importing waste materials that led to changes in the sourcing pipelines. Cities such as Philadelphia have ended up processing nearly half of the recycling garbage using waste-to-energy incinerators ins...
Tags: China, Tech, Philadelphia, Gizmodo, Mcgrath, Philly, Center for American Progress, Germain, Alok, Scott McGrath, City of Philadelphia Streets Department, National Waste and Recycling Association, Kristina Costa


Captain Marvel Stands Tall in Her Nostalgic Cinematic Debut (gizmodo)

After ten years and twenty films, Marvel Studios finally—let me repeat, finally—has its first female superhero standalone film. And Carol Danvers is every bit as awesome as you had hoped.Read more... [Author: Yolanda Machado on io9, shared by Andrew Couts to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, Marvel Studios, Carol Danvers, shared by Andrew Couts to Gizmodo, Andrew Couts, Yolanda Machado, Yolanda Machado on io9


That Creepy Momo Sculpture Has Been Destroyed (gizmodo)

The “Momo Challenge” is alleged to have caused children to incite violence. It’s a viral hoax. Momo, however, is a real sculpture. Make that, was.Read more... [Author: Brian Ashcraft on Kotaku, shared by Andrew Couts to Gizmodo]
Tags: News, Gizmodo, Kotaku, Momo, Brian Ashcraft, shared by Andrew Couts to Gizmodo, Andrew Couts, Brian Ashcraft on Kotaku


What to Expect In Your First 15 Days of Blogging

Day 1: Make Sure Blog Setup Before Launching Launching your very first blog can have you on the edge of your seat. This is a very exciting time and it’s natural to want to jump the gun and post your content as soon as it’s ready. However, you need to ensure that you’ve included a few necessities before you officially post your website for the world to see. Your website should include an About Us page as well as Contact Information section. You’ll also need to pay attention to the design. WordP...
Tags: Google, Post, Wordpress, Blogging, Google Analytics, Gizmodo, Facebook StumbleUpon


How A Lobbying Firm May Have Submitted Fake FCC Comments

Remember when dozens of Americans said their names were used for fake comments sent to America's FCC opposing net neutrality? Now Gizmodo's taken a hard look at their past interviews with Dan Germain, the CTO of a company that helps lobbyists construct digital "grassroots" campaigns -- and at the conservative nonprofit Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF). Attempting to confirm or disprove the alleged link between CQ and CFIF, Gizmodo initiated its own review of the API data logs last week, f...
Tags: Fcc, America, Tech, Api, Gizmodo, Cto, Germain, Dan Germain, Center for Individual Freedom CFIF, CFIF Gizmodo