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 >>

london
Current Elizabeth Line Status: Severe Delays

Annoying news for train nerds and anyone who likes not smelling other people's armpits on the Central Line, as Crossrail, the organisation building London's new Elizabeth Line, has announced that it will be delaying the opening of the central tunnelled section of the line until next Autumn. While no specific date has been given, this is almost a year after December 9th of this year, which had never been officially announced as the launch date, but was the date that has been routinely talked about by people close to the Crossrail project. Read More >>

youtube
Here’s How Tommy Robinson Ended Up Ringside At The KSI Vs Logan Paul YouTube Boxing Match

Last Saturday was one of the biggest nights ever for YouTube. Half a million people paid £7.50 each to tune in live and watch two of YouTube's biggest names - KSI and Logan Paul - try to beat the shit out of each other in the boxing ring. Because that's what the kidz like watching now, apparently. Read More >>

politics
How Would Jeremy Corbyn’s Plan To Tax Big Tech Actually Work?

It turns out that when Jeremy Corbyn isn’t busy being present but not participating in wreath-layings with dodgy characters, he likes to spend time thinking not about wreaths, but Reithian values. Read More >>

twitter
Shutting Out Third Party Apps Is Twitter’s Very Own Moment Of Brexit Madness

Last Thursday, Twitter did something that the Brexiteers have been trying to do since the 23rd June 2016: It took back control. Read More >>

health
EXCLUSIVE: Here’s What The New NHS App Will Look Like – And Why It Could Have Been So Much Worse

NHS patients could soon be making appointments, renewing prescriptions and even declaring what sort of end-of-life care they want to receive by using a new app, the details of which Gizmodo UK can exclusively reveal today. Read More >>

android
Fortnite Comes To Android – And Samsung Note 9 Owners Get It First

Hey, you know that thing you don't understand that all the kids like? Today, Epic Games has confirmed that Fortnite is finally coming to Android - with Samsung owners at the front of the queue. Read More >>

politics
Anatomy Of A Tweetstorm: Looking At The Numbers Behind #ResignWatson

Ahh, Sunday evening. An opportunity to sit back and relax for a precious few hours before the work week begins again. But it turns out that not everyone last night was watching Ed Balls don a leotard on the telly, or grinding through a pile on ironing. Some people spent their evening furiously tweeting about the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Tom Watson, and calling for him to resign. Read More >>

climate change
Former Irish President on Elon Musk: “If You’re Going to Colonise Mars, Why Not Help Kiribati to Have a Future Against Rising Sea Water?”

What’s the next logical career move after being President of Ireland, and then United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights? It turns out that it might be to start a podcast. Read More >>