movies
9 Michael Crichton Sci-Fi Movies That Don’t Involve Dinosaurs or Wild West Robots

Author, screenwriter, producer, and director Michael Crichton would have left an incredible legacy even if the only sci-fi works associated with him were Jurassic Park and Westworld (and their many sequels and related titles). But he had so many more movie and TV credits to his name. Read More >>

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How to Partition Your Hard Drive and Why You Would Want To

Partitioning your hard drive sounds like a technically involved task that most people don’t need to bother with – but it’s actually relatively simple to do, doesn’t have to cost you any money, and can make your computing life easier and more productive. Here are the advantages of a partitioned hard drive, and why you might want to do it. Read More >>

games
A Guide to Kingdom Hearts 3, for the Disney Fan Who Has No Idea What This Franchise Is

At the end of the month—outside of any potential, agonising last-minute delay—one of the most anticipated moments for games in 2019 is going to happen: After years and years of waiting, Kingdom Hearts 3 will finally come out. Are you a Disney fan who’s wildly confused as to what the deal is? We’re here to...let’s say help. Read More >>

science
Why Did NASA and Others Spend Millions on This Quantum Computer?

Quantum computers are probably the most misunderstood of nascent technologies, which makes sense, because their very basics rely on the hardest-to-grasp concepts of physics. That’s led to people making some ridiculous claims, like that they give you “god-like powers” and that they’re an “imminent threat.” Read More >>

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The 20-Year Quest to Track Down Every Bird-of-Paradise Species Before They Vanish

Edwin Scholes has taken dozens of bush plane flights, helicopters and boat trips, and spent countless hours hauling gear up muddy mountains in New Guinea, for nothing more than a song and dance. Sometimes, he only manages to capture a few seconds of footage of the rainforest performances he seeks before his subjects become spooked, vanishing amongst the trees. Read More >>

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8 Things You Should Be Automating on Your Smartphone

We live in an age of super-smart technology built to make our lives easier, so don’t struggle with the menial chores of the day when your phone could be doing the job for you. Here are some of the best automations you can set up on your phone, freeing you from the task and giving you more time to do something else more interesting instead. Read More >>

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Everything You Need to Remember Ahead of Star Trek: Discovery’s Return

It’s finally here! After almost a year of waiting, Star Trek: Discovery is boldly re-entering our lives for a Spocktacular sophomore season of space shenanigans. But considering it’s been so long, we thought we’d remind you of where the good old U.S.S. Discovery found itself by the end of the first season. Read More >>

gadgets
Finally, the Slick Bluetooth Upgrade My Beloved Shure Earbuds Deserve

Every year or so Gizmodo's Adam Clark Estes tells me he’s found a pair of headphones that are genuinely exceptional, and so I, being a headphones hoarder, am obliged to try them out. Usually, he’s right! But when it comes to in-ear headphones, his suggestions have left me filled with regret and my wallet woefully empty. You can’t just borrow your buddy’s in-ear headphones or earbuds—it’s disgusting. So Adam suggests a pair of earbuds and tells me they fit great, and I buy them and immediately hate them, and thank goodness my flatmate and my dad don’t have the same hang-ups about sharing earbuds, you know? Read More >>

movies
The Kid Who Would Be King Is a Solid, Feel-Good Adventure Film

If I were 10 years old, The Kid Who Would Be King would be my favourite movie. I’d watch it every day, twice on Sunday, run wild with a fake sword, and pretend to save the world with my friends. As an adult, the film didn’t have quite that impact on me but it’s easy to recognize its earnest joyfulness that taps into those childlike feelings. For better or worse, it feels like a movie from another time. Read More >>

science
This Quadruple Star System Is Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen Before

Astronomers using the ALMA telescope have discovered an oddly tilted planet-forming disk within a double binary star system, a configuration that up until this point only existed in theory. Read More >>

science
A Lifelong Biodome Experiment Could Reveal How the Immune System Shapes Personality

It’s the sort of realisation that ought to make you existentially terrified: All of your thoughts and actions are influenced by countless interconnected factors, most of which you are never conscious of. Read More >>

food
Food Sensitivities Are Real and You Should Take Them Seriously

Earlier this week, Gizmodo US reported on a recent food allergy study that, perhaps not surprisingly, stirred up a long of strong feelings among readers. The research suggested that roughly 10 percent of adult Americans are allergic to foods like shellfish, tree nuts, and dairy. But it also found that nearly as many people described themselves as having an allergy, but then reported symptoms that weren’t consistent with a true food allergy. Read More >>

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The Punisher Season 2 Wants to Make Frank Castle a Superhero

When Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) was shot in the head at point-blank range before the events of the first season of Netflix’s The Punisher, the bullet fragmented upon entering his skull, and the wound should have killed him. Instead, it left Castle badly wounded and ultimately trapped within a never-ending state of fight or flight. Read More >>

movies
The Biggest Horror Movie Milestones Coming in 2019

There are some huge 40th anniversaries coming up this year for horror fans; as you’ll see (and probably already realised), 1979 was a mighty big year for the genre. But that’s not all. As long as you’re planning one party, might as well recognise these other spooky classics that are marking milestones in 2019. Read More >>

robots
The World Bank Says Robots Aren’t Killing Jobs Yet. Don’t Listen To It.

Last week, the World Bank released its annual World Development Report, and the headline news this go round, as relayed by Bloomberg and others, is basically that “Robots Aren’t Killing Jobs.” Which, good news, if true. Read More >>