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Panasonic's OLED-fighting LCD is meant for professionals
Panasonic's salad days in the consumer TV space are in its past, but today the company announced a new IPS display technology that might help it win back some of the professional market. Essentially, it's making an LCD panel with the precision backli...

Apple letter offers a clue to its self-driving car plans
Apple's hopes of developing self-driving car technology have been a poorly kept secret for a while, and now it's coming clean. The company has sent a letter to the US' National Highway Traffic Safety Administration acknowledging that the company is...

All the reveals from PlayStation Experience 2016
It definitely feels like Sony showed off more games during the PlayStation Experience keynote today than it did at E3. Which is pretty impressive, when you think about it. The show started out with a glimpse at the next chapter of the Uncharted saga...

Pros and cons: Our verdict on the new Surface Book
The 2016 Surface Book is a lot like last year's Surface Book, which we already really liked. So we recommend this one too, though the few flaws we noted last time remain as well. As ever, it's a well-built piece of kit, with a bright detachable scree...

Airbnb drops its lawsuit against New York
Some of Airbnb's larger US legal battles are winding down quickly. In the wake of a settlement with the state, the rental listings company is dropping a lawsuit against New York that fought a ban on short-term rentals where the tenant isn't present....

The follow-up to 'Resogun' is a Hail Mary for arcade shooters
Housemarque, the Finnish developer behind Resogun and Dead Nation, hasn't had the best year. I visited its Helsinki headquarters back in September to see how the studio was following up Resogun, the surprise hit of the PlayStation 4 launch. What I f...

Ellie is all grown up in 'The Last of Us: Part II'
Sony closed out its PlayStation Experience keynote with the first trailer for The Last of Us: Part II, the sequel to Naughty Dog's breakout 2013 shooter. The stars of the original game, Joel and Ellie, return in Part II, older and apparently filled w...

'Uncharted' is back on PS4 with 'The Lost Legacy'
There's a new Uncharted. Well, a new story chapter at least. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, from the looks of it, is a lot like The Last of Us: Left Behind. Meaning, it's a standalone story that fleshes out characters from the main game in a new way. Th...

'Wipeout' comes to the PS4 through the 'Omega Collection'
Have you been suffering from Wipeout withdrawal symptoms since getting a PS4? You can relax. Sony has revealed that Wipeout Omega Collection is coming to the PS4 with remastered versions of three games (or two, depending on your point of view): Wipeo...

'Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite' hits the PS4 in 2017
Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite pits classic video game characters from franchises like Street Fighter and Mega Man against everyone's favorite superheroes from the Marvel universe. The debut trailer showed an epic battle among Ryu, Mega Man X, Captain Ma...

Watch the PlayStation Experience keynote right here!
PlayStation Experience kicks off today in Anaheim, California, offering a weekend of gaming, Capcom and Call of Duty eSports tournaments, and plenty of news for fans of Sony's wares. The keynote starts at 10AM PT / 1PM ET and it's poised to feature a...

Recommended Reading: Should Facebook start fact-checking news?
Facebook Shouldn't Fact-Check Jessica Lessin, The New York Times How should Facebook combat fake news? The company isn't sure yet, but one tech journalist argues fact-checking isn't the answer. The Information's editor-in-chief Jessica Lessin penn...

Six amazing all-electric motorcycles
Zero-emissions cars are popping up left and right, but motorcycle design has been a little late to the game. Yet, all-electric motorcycles and are zooming down the streets in increasing numbers. With varying engine sizes, charging times and driving r...

ESA will fund ExoMars 2020 despite Schiaparelli's demise
The ExoMars mission will live on despite the Schiaparelli's lander unfortunate mishap. At a meeting in Switzerland, European Space Agency's member countries have agreed to set aside €436 million ($464 million) to make ExoMars 2020 a reality. Tha...

ICYMI: Crowdsourcing the space poop problem
Today on In Case You Missed It: NASA and HeroX are asking for help from the public to try to create a bathroom that can be used for up to six days, inside space suits. Previously astronauts have worn diapers during missions in space suits, but tha...

The Morning After: Weekend Edition
Letter from the Editor December's here, and that means the holidays have kicked into overdrive as companies everywhere hope that it's their gear you'll be giving. Google, however, has made the curious decision to ignore one of its more successful...

The Public Access Weekly: D'oh!
As a die-hard Simpsons fan, I have been really excited about FXXs 600 episode marathon but I think I vastly underestimated the stamina it was going to take to get through thirteen days worth of the longest-running animated series ever. And I've seen...

The first 4K NBA broadcast in the US happens tonight on DirecTV
NBA fans in the US will get their first chance to check out a live game in 4K Ultra HD on Saturday night when the Utah Jazz visit the Denver Nuggets. The broadcast will be available via DirecTV if you have the proper package and equipment (Genie HR54...

Microsoft expands its accessibility efforts on Windows 10
Microsoft is keen on making sure people with disabilities can use their products, and next year it's only going to expand upon that directive. It starts with some big additions to Windows 10 and Narrator for the Creators Update like support for brail...

Facebook could fight fake news with curated articles
The proliferation of fake news on its network has haunted Facebook since the presidential election. Initially downplaying its impact, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has come around to start speaking on the social platform's action plan, including cutting off ad...

Cybersecurity commission calls for increased investment and innovation
In April, President Obama officially formed the The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity to examine the country's electronic vulnerabilities in the wake of high-profile hacks like that of the Office of Personnel Management in 2015. Today th...

Amazon's new Snowmobile collects data instead of blasting through powder
Moving large amounts of electronically stored data is both difficult and time consuming. Current internet technology limits how quickly data can be transferred using the internet. While a few pictures on your phone can be uploaded in seconds, backing...

Republican congressmen question value of asteroid redirect mission
A pair of Republican congressmen, both of whom sit on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, contacted NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Tuesday, requesting more information from the space administration about a recent report suppor...

Hulu is now offering its originals and Bond in 4K
Streaming service, Hulu is making sure your next 4K UHD TV has content. That is as long as you're a super fan of James Bond or enjoy its library of originals. Also you're going to need a Xbox One S or a PlayStation 4 Pro.

FCC accuses AT&T and Verizon of violating net neutrality
The FCC has a few things to say about AT&T and Verizon's takes on net neutrality. Jon Wilkins, the commission's chief of wireless telecommunication, wrote separate letters to both telcos highlighting concerns about recent zero-rating moves -- whe...

Gizmodo The Gadgets Weblog
We're Hooked on the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer 

Marvel’s released the latest teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and it’s got so much Baby Groot, it’s almost too cute to handle.

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Saturday's Best Deals: Amazon Ray-Ban Sale, Smart Thermostat, $5 Off All Books

$20 in Amazon credit when you buy Ray-Bans, a $102 smart thermostat, and the complete Seinfeld box set lead off Saturday’s best deals.

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Twist! World's Largest Tech Company Warns Against Too Much Regulation

In a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Apple’s Director of Product Integrity Steve Kenner asked regulators not to impose too many restrictions on testing self-driving cars.

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Founder Of Semi-Autonomous Driving Kit Questioned By The Feds Now Offering It For Free

Well, this sounds good, fun and safe: after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration inquired about the safety of a semi-autonomous add-on kit made by Comma.ai, the company killed off the project altogether. But it didn’t stay dead long, and the software is now being offered to the public for free.

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Stephen Bannon Once Wrote a Movie About Shakespearean Space Fucking

Stephen Bannon, the future Chief Strategist for the next President of the United States, once wrote a film script where Shakespearean characters fuck in outer space.

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What Hath Bee Movie Wrought?

Bee Movie—Dreamworks’ 2007 animated cult classic that details the romance between a bee (Jerry Seinfeld) and a human woman (Renée Zellweger)—has long served as the inspiration behind the internet’s weirdest memes. Recently it’s paved the way for something that transcends Bee Movie—something absurd, an artful and…

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Here's The Clearest Indication Yet Apple Still Wants In On Self-Driving Cars

After years of being shrouded in mystery, Apple’s car program came to a screeching halt this year with the world never having seen as much as a prototype. But Apple has reportedly shifted from building an actual car to devising software and systems for autonomous driving, and a recently-uncovered letter to federal…

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This $30 Drone Is a Great Christmas Gift For Those Who Want To Take to The Skies

While it seem crazy to think about buying any other drone besides a DJI, this $30 Dromida Ominus may be the key to a drone-filled Christmas. This beginner model helps two-fold: you don’t need to shell out a crazy amount of money on something that may break and you can get a feel for piloting before even thinking…

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At Least Nine Dead, 25 Missing After Fire Breaks Out at Oakland Rave [Updated]

An electronic dance music party came to a tragic end late Friday night when a fire broke out, leaving at least nine dead and another 25 people unaccounted for. The evening was part of Golden Donna’s west coast tour—a DJ from Madison, Wisconsin. The fire broke out around 11:30PM in a Fruitvale district artists…

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Rogue One Director Stole the Death Star Plans

Looks like we don’t need to see Rogue One anymore, because we already knows how it ends.

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Gutting NASA's Earth Science Division Would Send Research Back to the Dark Ages

Norm Nelson is interested in what makes the oceans tick. As a biological oceanographer at UC Santa Barbara, his research draws connections between sunlight and phytoplankton, the tiny green microbes that power the marine carbon cycle. There are plenty of outstanding questions Nelson wants to pursue—but after 30…

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Crack Open A New Book--Any Book--With Amazon's $5 off $15 Sale

Hot off the heels of its $10-off-$25 physical book sale last weekend, Amazon’s now taking $5 off any $15 book purchase (including multiple, cheaper books) with promo code GIFTBOOK, from now until December 5.

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Watching These Cards Get Shuffled Is Hypnotizing as Hell

Eliot Slevin, his flexible fingers, and his mastery of cardistry can turn a normal deck of cards into a beautifully choreographed dance that seems to tweak gravity (and can probably even cause hypnosis if you stare too long). The movement of the cards is incredible; they just fly into his palms and flow so seamlessly…

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Seeing Random Things Like Styrofoam and Cardboard Get Shredded Makes Me Feel All Tingly

The ASMR effect is very pronounced in this video of cardboard and styrofoam getting shredded, because it all just sounds so damn pleasant. Or, well, it’s pleasant if you like having a tingling sensation run around your ears and all the way down your spine. After all, it’s Friday and everybody can use a little bit of…

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The Spectral Trailer Proves Bullets Don't Do Jack Against Killer Ghosts

On December 9, Netflix is dropping a movie that was supposed to be in theaters over the summer. It’s called Spectral, and while all the signs point to it being really bad, the first trailer is really good.

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If You're Focused on Solving Westworld's 'Mysteries,' You're Missing the Point

There’s a ton of anticipation heading into Sunday’s 90-minute long Westworld finale. With just a 10-episode first season, the show is already an obsession for the millions of people tuning in every week. Lots of time has been spent by fans trying to piece together “clues” to provide evidence for any number of…

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DirecTV Now Is Just Another Failed Attempt at Streaming Live TV

Watching Turner & Hooch and crying, because I’d completely forgotten the dog dies, I came to a conclusion. Not about the film I’d been streaming on my laptop for the last two hours—but about the service I’d been streaming it from. AT&T’s DirecTV Now is currently an adequate streaming service, but it is not the best,…

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FCC Says AT&T's DirecTV Now Service Violates Net Neutrality

One of the features of AT&T’s new DirecTV Now streaming TV service is that using the service won’t count against AT&T wireless users’ data caps. AT&T also also exempts mobile app usage for regular DirecTV customers on its wireless network. Now, the FCC says that feature violates net neutrality rules.

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Give Your Bathroom The Accessories It Deserves With Today's Simplehuman Discounts

Simplehuman takes mundane household objects like trash cans, shower caddies, toilet brushes, and paper towel holders, and turns them into functional works of art.

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Bryan Fuller Makes It Very Clear That He's No Longer Involved With Star Trek: Discovery 

Even though it had been said that Bryan Fuller would remain an executive producer for Star Trek: Discovery, Fuller is now clarifying that the only work he will do on season one of the show is what he’s already done.

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What Post-Apocalyptic Worlds Look Like in Movies

It’s always nice (in a totally twisted way) to remind yourself of how bad things in the world could get by watching movies set in a post-apocalyptic future. They’re always desolate and grim, lonely and uninviting, terribly sad and just plain awful places to live. I mean, seeing the last fictional characters on Earth…

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Facebook Spends $20 Million to Quiet Gentrification Critics Near Its Headquarters

Facebook is making good on its promise to build affordable housing near its headquarters in Menlo Park. The social media giant announced plans on Friday to build new housing in the area to offset concerns about the controversial 1.1 million square-foot expansion of its headquarters.

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Communists Oppose Naming a French Street for Steve Jobs, Suggest Ada Lovelace Instead

France has a surprisingly large number of streets named after Americans. There are streets named for Thomas Edison, George Gershwin, and Ben Franklin. But recent plans to name a street after Steve Jobs has encountered some resistance. Specifically, resistance from French Communists.

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Jeremy Clarkson Has No Clue How Electric Cars Work

The biggest voice in the car enthusiast world has once more trashed electric cars based on a bunch of misinformation and dipshittery. Jeremy Clarkson, what are you talking about, man?

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