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The Gizmodo Guide To Finding Your Democracy Sausage On Election Day

If there’s anything that can lure Australians away from the couch on a Saturday to help determine the future of our country it is the promise of delicious meats, and sweet treats. This year, there are more than a couple of options to help you find the onion-optional sanga or heavenly frosted cupcake of your election day dreams, so we’ve put together a round-up.


The Dark Tower Set Photos Reveal An Ominous Matthew McConaughey As The Man In Black 

The film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower has been shooting for a while now, but most of that was happening in South Africa. This week, the film moved to New York City, and the increase of prying eyes caught a glimpse of Matthew McConaughey as Randall Flagg, the Man in Black.


Rowers Will Literally Paddle Through Shit At Rio Olympics

Imagine training every day of your life for one big moment, only to find that the moment will be marred by wading through shit-infested water. That’s exactly what members of the US Olympic rowing team will feel when they head into the polluted waters of Rio de Janeiro at the 2016 Olympics. The team will be competing in water that literally has fresh poop dumped into it every single day.


Here's Another Glimpse Of Mutant Dan Stevens On The X-Men TV Series Legion

In May, we got a look at Dan Stevens looking more moody than superpowered in the above first publicity still for Legion, the forthcoming show from Noah Hawley (Fargo) about the X-Men character of the same name. Now Hawley’s shared a photo of Stevens, as David “Legion” Haller, looking a bit more agitated.


Facebook Wants To Turn All Of Us Into Fundraisers

The strange and terrible thing about that ALS ice-bucket challenge is that it ended years ago, and yet we are still feeling its effects. Facebook was inspired by its viral success to create a feature that lets users fundraise for charity without ever leaving the site.


Latest Chrome Solves One Of The Web's Most Frustrating Features

Having web pages load dynamically means you can start reading content and viewing images sooner. The downside of course is that scrolling an unfinished page can result in your position jumping around, making it near impossible to peruse anyway.


Gizmodo Movie Night: The Best Computing, Sci-Fi And Hacking TV Shows And Movies

It’s almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, rig up your firewall and turn on all your antivirus programs — these are the best computer and hacking TV shows and movies streaming online right now.


Not Even Honest Trailers Can Truly Fault Jaws The Movie

Jaws might not be as terrifying as it was when it was first released in 1975, but you have to give director Steven Spielberg and the rest of the movie’s cast and crew credit for what they collectively concocted without cutting-edge CG. Even this surprisingly informative clip from Honest Trailers admits the film’s strengths more than make up for its (few) weaknesses.


Scientists Are Redefining The Kilogram

Stop the presses! Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have made a new measurement of Planck’s constant to a highly accurate degree. It’s the latest step toward improving the official definition of the kilogram, the unit of mass that underpins our entire international system of weights and measures.


What Does Every Camper Need? A Marshmallow Crossbow, Obviously

On today’s episode of weird and wonderful weapons, we’re going to look at the marshmallow crossbow from the Vancouver-based Litchfield. Why anyone would want such a device is beyond me, but there must have been some inkling of a market for it to be a thing.


The Ozone Hole Is Finally Healing

Nearly 30 years after an international treaty banned the use of chlorofluorocarbons, the Antarctic ozone hole is finally starting to heal. By mid to late century, it should be fully recovered.


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