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September 22, 2017 - 7:00pm
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Don’t Forget, Every Star Trek Series Had a Terrible First Season

On Sunday night Star Trek: Discovery debuts in the US, followed by an international debut on Netflix less than 24 hours later. Expectations are... mixed, to say the very least. Some people seem adamant that the series will be a spectacular failure, while others hold out hope that it will be a return to form that we haven't really seen on TV since the Voyager finale.* Read More >>

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Details About Lenovo’s Mysterious 25th Anniversary ThinkPad Leak

For fans of Lenovo’s (and before that IBM’s) no-nonsense business systems, 2017 marks a momentous occasion as it’s the 25th anniversary of the ThinkPad line. And for quite a while, rumors were floating around that Lenovo was going to make a special throwback ThinkPad to celebrate the date, to the point that Lenovo later came out and confirmed it was happening. However, despite that admission, Lenovo’s secretive approach had many wondering what its commemorative laptop would actually look like. Read More >>

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Passwords to Access Over a Half Million Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online

We’ve seen a lot of data breaches this year: some big, some small, some that are dangerous, and some that are just embarrassing. But if we were to name one as the creepiest data breach of 2017, this leak of logins for car tracking devices might take the cake. Read More >>

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Some Vegetarian Dinosaurs Cheated By Snacking on Seafood

Large plant-eating dinosaurs are typically thought of as strict vegetarians, but an analysis of fossilised dino poo from the Cretaceous Period suggests some of these creatures also feasted on crustaceans. The study, published this week in Scientific Reports, suggests these occasional lapses in vegetarianism might have had something to do with dinosaur reproduction. Read More >>

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What Will Break First, Your iPhone or Your Wireless Charging Ikea Furniture?

Known for innovating by employing technology and features other companies have had in use for years and treating them as Brand Fucking New, Apple is now rolling out wireless charging on its new line of iPhones. Despite hideous initial sales, there’s likely to be a rush to buy up charging stations and IKEA—Sweden’s most famous non-idiot export—is pulling a comfortable, flat-packed chair up next to Apple’s money avalanche. Read More >>

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A NASA Spacecraft Will Slingshot Past Earth Today 

Right now, NASA’s Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security - Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is hurtling through the void in order to link up with an asteroid named Bennu in 2018. While the intrepid spacecraft still has a way to go until its big rendezvous, today it’ll casually fly by Earth. Unfortunately, it poses no immediate danger to our planet, but if you’ve got a good telescope with a camera, you might even be able to snap a pic! Read More >>

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Nyko Is Mercifully Making the Wireless SNES Controller That Nintendo Refuses To

Nintendo can claim that sticking with wired controllers makes its SNES Classic Edition a more authentic retro gaming experience, but in reality it’s probably just a cost-saving measure. Wrangling controller cables isn’t a part of your childhood worth reliving, however, so Nyko once again has mercifully bestowed gamers with an affordable wireless alternative. Read More >>

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Scientists Resolve Mysterious Violation to Einstein’s Relativity

Even if you don’t know much physics, you probably know one of its core tenets: an object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in motion. In fact, in a vacuum where there’s literally nothing to slow things down, things don’t prefer being at rest or in motion. This plays out in real life all the time—when you’re sitting in the loo on a plane, for instance, you can’t feel that you’re moving 500 miles an hour. You only feel the changes in your velocity via the bumps. Read More >>

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Mysterious Apocalyptic Message Interrupts TV Broadcasts in America: ‘Violent Times Will Come’

Many Californians regularly scheduled broadcasts were interrupted Thursday morning with strange emergency messages warning of extraterrestrial invasions and the beginning of Armageddon. The bizarre warnings aired on TVs in the Orange County area of Southern California, affecting Cox and Spectrum cable users, according to the Orange Country Register. Read More >>

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Lovestruck Toadlets Can’t Even Hear Their Own Flirting

Stand in awe of the small but mighty pumpkin toadlet. He might only be an inch long, but his skin is packed with some of the most potent toxins on Earth. Strutting proudly through the mulch, he lets out a series of high-pitched buzzes to let nearby females know that in this patch of damp, decomposing leaves, he is king—and ready for a queen. There’s only one problem. As scientists explain in a new study published in Scientific Reports, those boastful calls fall on deaf ears. Literally. Read More >>

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Incredible Footage of a Drone Racing Up a Mountain Had Me Reaching For a Seatbelt

Remember the RC toys you had as a kid? The ones you would lose control of when they went out of range 50 feet away? Gabriel Kocher’s custom-built camera drone has a range of almost two miles, allowing him to pilot it to the top of a mountain and capture exhilarating footage along the way. Read More >>

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Facebook Used an ‘I Will Rape You’ Image to Invite Users to Instagram

This is getting absolutely nuts. Just a week after Facebook got busted for allowing advertisers to target topics like “Jew haters” and “How to burn Jews,” a reporter found that the company used an image that said “I will rape you” to invite her friends to Instagram. There was a death threat in there, too. Read More >>

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Costcutter Trials Vein-Reading Biometric Payment System

You might soon be able to pay by scanning some sort of veiny part of your body in at the supermarket till, with a trial backed by supermarket chain Costcutter using a bizarre gadget known as Fingopay to scan the veins of a... finger. Other body parts TBA. Read More >>

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I Don’t Care How Cool VR Is, Please Just Propose IRL

You know what’s cool about finding someone you’re actually into? Holding hands. Making out. Gazing into each other’s (actual) eyes. You know where you can’t do these things? In the void. So why the hell are people proposing in virtual reality? Read More >>

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Fast and Furious Live is Coming to an Arena Near You and It’s Just as Crazy as It Sounds

After eight Fast & Furious films, you're understandably a little bored of them. You enjoy the high-octane thrills, sure, but simply watching the action unfold on a flat TV screen isn't enough. You want to be there. You want the action to be real, right in front of your face. You want your eyebrows to get singed as a car's nitrous oxide spurts out of its exhaust into your general direction. Read More >>