Kickstarter Is Hiring A Common Sense Specialist

Kickstarter is hiring an Integrity Specialist to help evaluate products and ensure that they meet the company’s not very rigorous rules. But they could probably get by with a mere Common Sense specialist with two eyes and a brain who can tell proposed project obviously defies logic and reason.


Inflight Internet Is The Most Useful Thing In The Entire World

As I write this right now, I’m over the coast of southern India, about 41,000ft in the air on an Emirates Airbus A380. But I’m not disconnected from the world; the ‘net up here is actually quite fast.


FREAK Attack: A Dangerous Security Flaw Caused By US Government Policy

A group of computer scientists have revealed a dangerous security flaw that could open up many phones and other machines to attack. The worst part is that the problem has its roots in a misguided US government effort to prevent consumers from having access to strong encryption.


Thanks For Having Me Gizmodo, It Has Been A Blast

With Luke covering Mobile World Congress 2015 I have spent the last few days holding the reins at Gizmodo HQ as guest Editor. In lieu of an actual introduction, here is a farewell instead, at least until next time.


What's The Most Convincing Phishing Scam You've Ever Seen?

Phishing scams are often obvious. For example, a hacker bot just emailed some Gizmodo writers with the subject line: “Send your full contact informations for a do na ti on claims.” LOL not a chance. But dangerously convincing phishing scams definitely exist.


Ello's Death Rattle: WILL YOU STAY IF WE GIVE YOU PORN?!?!

Ello, that super exclusive, stripped down social network you vaguely remember hearing someone you kinda knew talking about last year is now a super exclusive, stripped down ghost town. So in a desperate plea to re-attract the masses it once swore were coming, Ello has announced that March is officially NSFW month. Because if it’s getting down on its knees anyway, it might as well — you know.


John Oliver Reminds Us That America's Bridges Are Shit, And No One Cares

America’s cities haven’t devolved into a post-apocalyptic hellscape yet, but they do seem to be teetering on the brink of literal collapse. And no one in Congress seems to care enough to do a damn thing anything about it.


The Dress And #Ferguson Are The Two Sides Of Social Media Explosions

To understand the mass hysteria around The Dress last week, you can’t compare it to other memes. You have to compare it to political events like #Ferguson, which are its diametrical opposite. Except in one way.


This Twitter Bot Shares Devastating Secrets In Exchange For Yours

There is a distressing secret clawing at each of our souls. But a new Twitter bot called @secrets_exe is designed to help you get that burden out into the world — without telling anybody about it. Liberation is just a tweet away.


11 Of The Most Obnoxious Email Signatures Ever 

Earlier this month, I asked you guys for the worst email sign-offs you’d ever seen. Well, well, well, did you ever deliver. Many people (understandably, as I am always correct) agreed with me that “Best” is an arrogant and disgusting way to cap off your digital correspondence. But oh, there are plenty of other terrible things you can add.