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    October 28, 2013

    Fate of Low-Tech Vessel Bodes Ill for Google's Stranded Tug

    Few monuments illustrate the tension between state law and tech-world secrecy more perfectly than the mysterious four-story barge docked off the coast of Treasure Island, rumored to be either a data center or, more likely, a floating stockroom for Google's new line of wearable computing. Neither ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    Facebook Is Not Your Friend

    It's always amusing when people refer to Facebook as being this way-cool company on the cutting edge of technology, with the hip, young CEO -- "Zuck" -- at the helm. Facebook is not cool, and Mark Zuckerberg is pretty much the opposite of hip -- he's not even nerdy-hip. In terms of how it affects ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    This Nuturing App Will Call Your Therapist If It Thinks You're too Depressed

    Just when you thought you got away from your mother, some techies over in the UK invented a app that'll record your every mood. This new app, dubbed Xpression, is supposed to help depressed people (aka Americans) monitor their sadness; As Gizmodo reports, the clever app listens to a user's voice, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    The McAfee Affair: Guns, Drugs, Psychopathy, and A Garbage Bag Full of Viagra

    The Petraeus scandal is pretty weird -- and getting weirder. But it's still got nothing on the scandal involving John McAfee, founder of the eponymous maker of antivirus software (now owned by Intel). McAfee is on the lam, accused of murder in Belize, where he was living as an expatriate. He denies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Facebook's E-mail Hijack Is Part of a Pattern of Arrogance

    If it wasn't clear before, it should be now: Facebook doesn't think much of you. Or of me, or of any of its (supposedly) 900 million users. We are products, not customers. The customers are the people who buy the incredibly cheap, often sleazy ads that Facebook sells. The latest datapoint supportin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    How Your Poop Can Save the Planet

    We've given you much to consider in the days about human feces and how it's managed in San Francisco. But here's something else you might posit: Would you wipe your mouth on a paper napkin that's been recycled from used toilet paper?C'mon, aren't you an environmentalist?Well, now you'll know for sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    New York Times Shakes More Readers Down for Money

    ​Just a year after launching its unpopular paywall, the New York Times might be giving readers even less reason to read the news. The newspaper tells all ThingsD that starting in April it will force its pay gate on any nonsubscribers who click on more than 10 online articles per month. As it stand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Anonymous Accuses Feds of "Fear-Mongering," Denies Plans to Attack Power Grid

    ​Earlier today, we gave readers a heads up that Anonymous could soon have the ability to wipe out our power grid, further screwing citizens. But after the National Security Agency released the news of this domestic threat, Anonymous sent out a tweet today calling the NSA's claims "baseless fear-mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Brazil Sues Twitter Over DUI Checkpoint Tweets

    ​Last week, Twitter users were outraged by the company's new policy to allow censorship country-by-country -- not that this will have any influence in places like China or Iran, where tweeting is entirely blocked. In any event, the new policy is getting its first real test after Brazil filed a law ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    PHOTOS: A Peek Inside Secret Research Facilities at Apple 'Mothership'

    ​Extensive plans detailing the shape of Apple's 'mothership' campus in Cupertino have become public, Gizmodo reports today. Among the enticing details to emerge is that the facility will include what the tech blog calls "mysterious 'research facilities'" separated from the central building.Apple c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Mission's Vegan Taco Trike, Gizmodo Takes on PETA, and World Vegetarian Day, Let's Party!

    ​Buzzfeed'^'​• Turtles acting out emoticons! And they're not even trying. They're just naturally awesome. Ahh, to be a turtle. Except turtle no. 7, because that guy is channeling Pacino in Scarface and he's straight freaking me out. • There's a new vegan taco trike in the Mission! That mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Lost iPhone 5: Bernal Heights Man Says Visitors Impersonating Police Searched His Home (Exclusive)

    ​A Bernal Heights man says that six officials claiming to be San Francisco Police officers questioned him and searched his family's home in July for a lost iPhone 5 prototype they asserted had been traced to the residence using GPS technology.The man's statements to SF Weekly in an exclusive inter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Lost iPhone 5 Prototype: SFPD Says It Has No Records of Investigation

    ​Yesterday we related an interesting scoop that popped up on CNET: the tech-news site reported that a prototype of Apple's latest iPhone model had been lost in a San Francisco bar, echoing a similar incident last year that led to embarrassment for Apple and legal threats against the gadget blog Gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Tech Blogger Off the Hook for iPhone Exposé

    Screenshot from Jason Chen's video, April 2010​Gizmodo tech blogger Jason Chen has been let off the hook for buying and writing about an unreleased iPhone 4 prototype left in a Redwood City bar by an Apple engineer. Chen, a senior editor at Gizmodo, made headlines last April when he released photo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Watch: The Limousines' Amazing (Unofficial) Video Gets Made as You Watch It

    Bet you can't Photoshop this fast.​So this is cool: The latest (unofficial) video from about the soon-to-blow-up Bay Area electo-pop duo the Limousines shows you how it was made while it plays. Or it gets made while you watch. Or something. Its billed as a "behind-the-scenes" sort of thing, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Is This Guy A Human Drum Machine? Or Is This More Like Electroshock Therapy Gone Wrong?

    ​Japanese artist/musician/tech Wizard Daito Manabe loves the intersection between music and technology -- this isn't his first experiment, after all. But this may be his weirdest yet, combining a drum machine -- one that's powered by human fingers and their electrical impulses -- with an electros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Today's Most Popular Stories

    ​In which we determine what discerning readers are reading elsewhere and save you the trouble of going there by showcasing it here. Curbed SF: What do you get for pouring $733 grand into a San Francisco house already valued at $865,000 and then putting it back on the market a scant six months late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    A Nerdy Love Poem Written Entirely in Song Titles (Pic)

    ​Well, here's our winner for geeky creation of the day. It's a poem written entirely in song titles using Spotify, a music-streaming service we sadly aren't able to use here in the U.S. To appreciate the full ridiculousness without hurting your eyes, read the large version here.[Geekosystem via Gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Paul Shin Devine, Apple Manager Accused of $1 Million Kickback Scheme: Here's the Civil Suit

    The civil suit vs. alleged bad apple Paul Shin Devine is stuffed with damning allegations​Suit names Asian firms accused of conspiring with former Apple employee in kickback schemeYesterday we reported on the federal indictment of Paul Shin Devine, a former Apple global supply manager accused of m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Suspected Looter Leaves Cell Phone in Wrecked Oakland Coffee Shop

    Um... Can I have that back, please?​Not since Gizmodo's famed lost iPhone prototype has a drinks patron had greater reason to regret misplacing a telephone. Well, perhaps "patron" is the wrong word. According to the Oakland Tribune, the owner of a ransacked Jitters & Shakes coffee shop wa ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010
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    July 1, 2010

    iPhone 4 Hit With Class Action Lawsuits -- First of Potential Cavalcade

    ​Pair of San Francisco suits regarding iPhone 4 join Maryland Suit.  Those holding their breath until a lawsuit was filed over the propensity of the new iPhone 4 to get poor reception or even drop calls due to a supposed antenna problem can finally exhale. Apple and AT&T were yesterday hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Video: Crazy Three-Hour iPhone 4 Wait at Apple Store

    Digg founder and Apple fan Kevin Rose just posted this video of the iPhone 4 line currently formed outside of the Union Square Apple store, which seems to be wrapped around multiple blocks. It takes Rose about two minutes and 35 seconds to go from one end of the queue to another, which he hypothesiz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    These Earbuds Are Way More Hardcore Than Your Taste in Music

    via gizmodo.comTeknine Nine Millimeter earphones by MUNITIO ​Absolutely no listening to the Jonas Brothers on the Teknine Nine Millimeter earphones by MUNITIO. Still waiting for the 50 Cent celebrity endorsement. [Gizmodo]Follow us @SFAllShookDown

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    May 19, 2010

    Life is Hell As An iPhone Holdout

    ​ No, I don't have an iPhone. It's not that I don't want one -- I do. Badly. I fiend for my own sleek slab of glass and plastic. Meanwhile I steal my friends' iPhones. Hell, I steal my parents' iPhones. (Yes, even my parents have iPhones.) I nearly gave up back in April, two Benjamins at the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Media Dogpile For iPhonegate Warrant

    GizmodoEveryone wants one of these ... and the warrant that ensued from this picture​High-tech and low-tech collided today in Redwood City, when tech journalists were forced to show up in person (gasp!) and shell out cash (double gasp!) to obtain the just-unsealed search warrant in the iPhonegate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Were Sheriffs Acting As Apple's Personal Stormtroopers?

    Pic via St3f4n/Flickr​We have to admit, the search warrant in the iPhonegate case is a hell of a read. You've got Steve Jobs personally demanding his property back from rogue bloggers, suitcases full of cash, roommates ratting each other out, and dope fiends going crazy. Okay, not the last one. &n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Will Twitter 'Follow' Bug Raise Credibility Questions?

    Sadly, Justin is wrong. He's still the shit.​It seems like the folks at Twitter are still struggling to deal with a glitch that had tech geeks buzzing this morning. After a brief period in which users' accounts were "reset" to display zero followers and followees -- the blog TechCrunch, for exampl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Judge Keeps Warrant Under Wraps in iPhonegate

    There are some things you can't even do with a newfangled iPhone...​A San Mateo County judge today ordered that a search warrant used to search a Gawker Media editor's home be kept secret, leaving media organizations in the dark as to what exactly police hoped to find in the home of Gizmodo editor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Is Gawker's Shield Law Claim Legit?

    Gizmodo bought itself a whole lotta trouble along with its spiffy new iPhone. Will the shield law come to the rescue?​Gawker Media certainly has plenty of new media attitude to spare. But, arguing its case in the wake of legal heat following the company's shady maneuver to obtain a next-generation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    You Know What Would Be Cool? If the iPad Was Also a Hoverboard.

    Yeah, we can't believe the damn thing came out before the hoverboard either.​ We're not among the privileged few that received advanced review iPad units, nor among the prepared few that put in their pre-orders. We're not even part of the contingent of brave souls like Robert Scoble, who had the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    The Best Thing About the Post-Holidays: Star Wars Hoodies Are Now on Sale!

    ​Do you have a boss who's into Star Wars (Um, we do. His IM icon is the freaking Death Star)? Are you on a budget because you're still waiting for that pay raise? Well, you're in luck! The kids over at Laughing Squid tipped us off to these kick-ass hoodies, and when we clicked we were all, "Oh, sn ... More >>

  • News

    November 11, 2009

    Worms in the Apple

    Two rebels take on America's most beloved computer company.

  • News

    January 14, 2009

    Hot! Horny! Wasted! Teens!

    New research about young military recruits who smoke, drink, and screw too much.

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