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Here’s a Sneak Peak at XKCD Creator Randall Munroe’s New Book

We’re big fans of xkcd here at Gizmodo (who isn’t?), and also of learning about things, so we’re pretty excited for Randall Munroe’s upcoming book of explainer drawings, THING EXPLAINER: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words. We’ve got a sneak peek for you, below. Read More >>

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An Early Look at XKCD’s Upcoming What If? Book

XKCD's What If—that extra-special corner of the internet that answers all of our nerdiest, most absurd questions in delightfully extensive detail—is finally being made into a book. And fortunately for all those who just can't wait, Nerdist has the very first look inside. Read More >>

I'm always disappointed when 'Anamorphic Widescreen' doesn't refer to a widescreen Animorphs movie.
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People Who Rescale Videos Without Thinking Need To Be Punished

And, as Randall Munroe points out in today's XKCD, this is how to do it. Maybe then they'll understand why preserving aspect ratios is important. [XKCD] Read More >>

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How FedEx Has More Bandwidth Than the Internet — and When That’ll Change

If you're looking to trasnfer hundreds of gigabytes of data, it's still — weirdly — faster to ship hard drives via FedEx than it is to transfer the files over the internet. But why is that, and when will it change? Read More >>