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The Highlights and Lowlights of 2018

If we could describe 2018 in one word, it would be complicated. There have been some amazing shows and films, and fandom has faced a lot of growth and change. But we’ve also seen a lot of pain. We've come together to celebrate the greatest pop culture moments of the year, as well as the things that could and should have been better. Grab a chair and dive into the best and worst of 2018. Read More >>

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The Worst-Reported Science Stories of 2017

It’s really not that hard to write a science news story, I promise. Some new scientific results come out, you talk to a scientist on the phone and ask them what they did, then you ask a few other people who know about the research if the results made sense. It’s a lot like, well, any other reporting. Read More >>

Here Are 2017’s Top UK Searches, According to Google

It's December, which means we're knee deep in the 'year in review' type stuff. Google's been slowly releasing various top ten lists of 2017, and now it's time to see what the search engine wing of the company has to say. Here are the UK's top searches of 2017, according to Google. Read More >>

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The 2016 Tech Obituary: Remembering the Gadgets That Didn’t Survive The Year

As a whole, 2016 has been a bit of a bummer. If it wasn’t Britain doing its best to kick itself in the nuts and the US looking to, ahem, trump that, we had to deal with legends including David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Ronnie Corbett heading to the VIP party in the sky. Throughout all this though, the tech scene was getting away pretty lightly. Heck, we even got some cool new kit to play with. Read More >>

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The Science Stories We’ll Be Watching in 2017

With 2016 now in the rear view mirror, it’s time to look ahead and see what the coming year has in store. Here are Gizmodo’s most anticipated scientific and technological developments — and backslides — of 2017. Read More >>

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The Worst Gadgets of 2016

Every year, countless gadgets find their way into the Gizmodo offices. Many are flat-out terrible. As garbage year 2016 comes to a close, we look back at the worst gadgets of the year. Read More >>

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The Best Gadgets of 2016

We spend a lot of time playing with gadgets at Gizmodo. A lot! Very few actually impress us, but 2016 did deliver some great gear we actually liked. Here are some of our favourite gadgets this year. Read More >>

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How We Got Closer to Our Cyberhuman Future in 2016

Humans’ relationship with technology is growing ever-more intimate. In a sense, we have already become cyborgs, tethered to our external electronic devices, outsourcing to them our memories, our sense of direction, our socialising, our lives. But, if the past year’s technological advancements are any indication, our relationship with technology is going to get a whole lot closer. Technology could one day soon become regularly integrated with our biology to manage disease and augment human ability. Here were some of the biggest breakthroughs of the past year on the cyborg front. Read More >>

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The Biggest Space Race Milestones of 2016

Given how badly things are going here on planet Earth, it’s encouraging to see entrepreneurs working tirelessly to get us off this rock. From reusable rockets to Martian manifestos to asteroid mining, 2016 was a near like no other in the commercial space race. Here are the highlights. Read More >>

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Mark Zuckerberg: A Year in Review

By some metrics, Mark Zuckerberg had an excellent year. Facebook, his supreme breadwinner, made enough money to keep a small country afloat. The platform’s user base kept growing. It became a top destination for news, and its influence over every aspect of our lives further metastasised. He even gave the Pope a model drone! Read More >>

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127 Things That Happened in 2016 Summed Up in One Drawing

I was ready for 2016 to be over as soon as it started so excuse me if I pretend that this last stretch just doesn’t exist so I can jump on the heck over to 2017 already. Artist Niv Bavarsky summarised the best and worst of what happened this past year for Beutler Ink in a re-imagined and updated drawing of Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights.  Read More >>

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The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2016

Another year has passed, which means we’re another step closer to the tomorrow of our dreams. Here are the most futuristic developments of 2016. Read More >>

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The Flagship Phones of 2016: iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel and More

Buying a phone today can be a bit of a minefield. There are literally hundreds of handsets from dozens of manufacturers all vying for your attention. Often, your budget will dictate your choice for you; with the leading phones now generally asking for £600 or more to buy a handset outright, most of us have no choice but to choose a cheaper or older model (unless buying into a monthly contract, of course). Read More >>

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The Biggest Scientific Discoveries of 2016

2016 was an insane year across the board, and the world of scientific discovery is no exception. Science saw some serious setbacks this year, but also some major breakthroughs, from the groundbreaking detection of gravitational waves to the discovery of an Earth-sized exoplanet less than five light years away. These, dear readers, are the science stories everybody was talking about in 2016. Read More >>

Smartwatches Are Dying Because They Are Worthless

Back in April, I dropped £200 on a gadget that had me feeling that gadget love again. You’re familiar with the feeling too; the thrill you get walking into a  shop or thumbing through a catalogue. It’s that sense that you’re seeing a small glimpse of the future neatly packaged and commoditised for the present. Read More >>