chernobyl
You’ve Seen Chernobyl on TV – And You Can Easily Visit It For Yourself

Sky Atlantic’s Chernobyl is the hottest thing on TV right now - and looks set to destroy anything that goes near it next awards season. But did you know that Chernobyl is somewhere that you, yes, you dear reader, can visit with relative ease? Read More >>

shopping
Sainsbury’s Opens Cashier-Free Mini-Supermarket In London – Here’s How It Works

Critics of new technology often complain that the tech today is so impersonal. We've got our heads buried in our phones - there's just no opportunities to talk to other people in real life, to make that human connection and share a moment of solidarity with our fellow human beings. Maybe this is true, but if there's one place I don't want to be having emotional moments of introspection it's while paying for my lunch. Just give me my sandwich and my Twix and shut up. Read More >>

cycling
Revealed: The Hidden Geography of London’s Cycle Hire Scheme

London’s Cycle Hire bikes are one of the best things to happen to London in the 21st century. Since launching in July 2010, they have transformed mobility for millions of people: no more squeezing onto crowded buses or descending into the depths of the tube – you can breeze through central London, and arrive at work with a sense of joy rather than with your spirit crushed. Read More >>

cars
BMW Drivers Are Owed An Apology – Data Reveals Saab Drivers Are The Absolute Worst for Clampings

BMW drivers are the absolute worst, right? Well, maybe not – if you accept the findings of Gizmodo UK’s important data-driven study. Read More >>

tv
You Asked For It: What James O’Malley Thinks of The Grand Tour’s Third Series Premiere

When I signed off my Gizmodo UK editorship last October, I was sad to go. Despite the promise of new challenges ahead, I was going to miss working with my excellent colleagues. But whenever I felt sad about it, I gave myself a little pep talk while looking in the bathroom mirror: “At least you’ll never have to watch The Grand Tour ever again”, I’d tell myself. Read More >>

christmas
How Long Before Your Christmas Presents Go Out Of Date?

One of my favourite things about the tech industry is just how brazenly it is contemptuous of consumers. And the best case in point is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas - which is the time of year when many of the biggest manufacturers will announce and show off their latest inventions. Why is this such an affront? Because of the scheduling - each year the show takes place at the very start of January, basically as soon as is practically possible after Christmas. Read More >>

watch this
Watch The 12 Days of Gaming Christmas… From the 90s

This might shock some of our younger readers, but back in the 90s there was no YouTube. For gamers this was a dark time, as it meant there wasn't really anything to watch about our beloved medium. No PewDiePie screaming and inexplicably clocking up millions of views, no home-crafted documentaries on obscure JRPGs, and definitely no 4-hour-long live streams of people playing train simulator. Read More >>

christmas
This One Chinese City Makes All Of Your Christmas Decorations

It turns out that “Made in China” isn’t specific enough. About 300 kilometres south-west from Shanghai is a market that is responsible for supplying plastic tat the world over. If you’ve ever bought a keyring at a tourist attraction, Christmas tree decorations, or a stupid novelty hat for a fancy dress party, then chances are that it may have started life in Yiwu. Read More >>

announcements
Gizmodo UK Pivots To Lego

Please forgive the self-indulgent nature of this post, but today is my last day in the Interim Editor's Chair at Gizmodo UK. After two years, I've decided it is time to move on and seek fresh adventures, but worry not! Your usual Gizmodo UK service will continue as normal, as our excellent News Editor Tom Pritchard will be taking over from me as Editor. Read More >>

film
“First Man” Would Work Better If It Told The Story From Buzz Aldrin’s Perspective

It seems surprising that until now no one has really tried to make a film about Neil Armstrong. The first man on the Moon will be rightly remembered by history as a hero. The problem is, as First Man demonstrates, being a hero doesn’t necessarily make you interesting. Read More >>

books
Exclusive: Data Reveals That Game Of Thrones And Alexander Hamilton Are The Books We Most Often Try To Read But Secretly Give Up On

Do you ever worry that you’re not reading enough? My bookshelves are full of books that I keep telling myself that one day I will eventually read, but… you know… I have stuff to to do first. Even worse, I’ll often start a sufficiently weighty tome fully intent on enhancing my brain with the information contained within, but inevitably, after a few minutes of reading my fingers start to twitch and somehow I’m looking at Twitter, and Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century will never be opened again. Read More >>

politics
Meet The Brexit Doomsday Survivalists Who Are Stockpiling For No Deal

Back in the mid-2000s, when it seemed that the world was still getting incrementally better, one of my favourite things to do was to watch documentaries about and read about crazy survivalists in America. Read More >>

politics
Tim Cook Is The Person Who Can Beat Donald Trump In 2020

It’s the 16th July 2020. The Toyota Centre in Houston, Texas is buzzing. The world’s media has descended on the arena to witness one of the key ceremonial moments in American politics: The Democratic Party is about to officially anoint its candidate in the 2020 election. This is the person who, having won a hard-fought primary campaign, will be spend the next four month sparring with Donald Trump, hoping to take his job. Read More >>

youtube
Exclusive: YouTube Daredevil Ally Law’s M48 Severn Bridge Stunt Cost The Taxpayer £44,000 In Security Upgrades

You might never have heard of him, but for 1.7m YouTube subscribers, 21 year old Ally Law is a big deal. He isn’t a gamer, nor is he offering make-up tutorials to the nation’s youth - instead, he’s part of a small cadre of YouTubers who devote their channels to pulling off some utterly nerve-wracking stunts. Read More >>

military
The Ministry Of Defence Has Lost 63 Computers And 48 USB Sticks Since January 2017

When it comes to security, modern technology can be be bother a blessing and a curse. And despite everything that drones and modern communications equipment can do Read More >>