Cotton Is Best for Homemade Masks, Study Suggests

Cotton Is Best for Homemade Masks, Study Suggests

A new U.S. government-led study has found that common materials such as cotton can effectively filter particles as small as the coronavirus, especially when layered. The findings offer more evidence that homemade masks can slow the pandemic’s spread and possibly provide some personal protection against covid-19, albeit not as much…

Not Now, Ominous New Swine Flu Strains

Not Now, Ominous New Swine Flu Strains

Researchers in China are sounding the alarm over strains of the influenza virus that have become common among some farm pigs — strains that have the potential to erupt into an easily transmissible pandemic in people, they warn. But while the threat is serious and worth keeping an eye on,…

The OnePlus Nord Could Be OnePlus’ Big Return to Affordability

The OnePlus Nord Could Be OnePlus’ Big Return to Affordability

When the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro launched earlier this year at $899 and $1,300 it sort of felt like OnePlus had given up on making speedy and relatively inexpensive phones in order to cater to mainstream buyers. But with the new OnePlus Nord, it appears OnePlus is looking…

Anger is All the Rage on Twitter When it’s Cold Outside and On Mondays

Anger is All the Rage on Twitter When it’s Cold Outside and On Mondays

The link between hot weather and aggressive crime is well established. But can the same be said for online aggression, such as angry tweets? And is online anger a predictor of assaults? Our study just published suggests the answer is a clear “no”. We found angry tweet counts actually increased…

What Is Doom Patrol’s Flex Mentallo Staring At?

What Is Doom Patrol’s Flex Mentallo Staring At?

Remember that time on Doom Patrol when Flex Mentallo, the Hero of the Beach, ended up accidentally giving the entire Doom Patrol, a roving band of cabaret performers, and a sentient street spontaneous orgasms by flexing his muscles? Of course you do, because who forgets something wild like that?

Why the Ban on Nicotine Vape Fluid Will Do More Harm Than Good

Why the Ban on Nicotine Vape Fluid Will Do More Harm Than Good

Last week the federal government’s Office of Drug Control announced changes to the importation of nicotine-containing electronic cigarette fluids that will seriously affect the estimated 227,000 regular e-cigarette users in Australia. From January 1, 2021, users will no longer be allowed to import nicotine-containing fluids for use in e-cigarettes, even…

Even Image Sensors Are Getting a Subscription and That Sucks

Even Image Sensors Are Getting a Subscription and That Sucks

Subscriptions aren’t necessarily anything new when it comes to gadgets. If you’ve invested in a smart home, especially one with cameras, you’re probably familiar with the concept. But over the past two years, it’s become even clearer that companies are viewing subscriptions as the de facto future ” and frankly,…

Read Creatures of Charm and Hunger: Chapter 28

Read Creatures of Charm and Hunger: Chapter 28

Two years ago, Gizmodo shared author Molly Tanzer’s Victorian fantasy novel Creatures of Will & Temper in serialised excerpts. And now we’ve got good news for fans of the author, not to mention fans of free books: We’re doing it again, with her newest title! Check out chapter twenty-eight today.

Could Teleporting Ever Work?

Could Teleporting Ever Work?

Have the major airlines spent decades suppressing teleportation research? Have a number of renowned scientists in the field of teleportation studies disappeared under mysterious circumstances? Is there a cork board at the FBI linking Delta Airlines, shady foreign security firms, and dozens of murdered research professors? Is that investigation being…

5G Should Be Free

5G Should Be Free

From July 1, Telstra will begin charging some customers for 5G. Vodafone and Optus have started rolling out their own mobile 5G networks, with neither ruling out a 5G charge in the future. But considering the cost of a 5G handset and how few Australians can access a solid 5G signal right now, one thing has become clear.

Nobody should be paying extra for 5G.

‘Digital Twins’ Can Help Monitor Infrastructure and Save Us Billions

‘Digital Twins’ Can Help Monitor Infrastructure and Save Us Billions

Urban infrastructure – bridges, roads, railways, pipelines, power transmission towers and so on – must be inspected regularly to operate safely. Imagine if we used advanced technologies available to us, such as wireless sensors, mobile apps and machine learning, to remotely inspect and maintain this infrastructure. This could eliminate the…

Jeep Needs To Build A Chassis-Cab Gladiator

Jeep Needs To Build A Chassis-Cab Gladiator

We’ve had the Jeep Gladiator for a little more than a year now. It’s a great truck. It’s capable off-road. It’s got pretty good towing chops. It looks cool too. But it isn’t selling particularly well anymore, and the recent downturn isn’t likely to help that case very much. But…

Oh No, a Baby Yoda Toy You’re Explicitly Meant to Bop

Oh No, a Baby Yoda Toy You’re Explicitly Meant to Bop

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, Gizmodo’s regular round up of the coolest toys and collectibles around the internet. This week: Spider-Gwen swings into the MAFEX line (and brings a friend with her), Hasbro turns to some Transformers who cannot transform, and yes, get ready to bop The Mandalorian’s lil’est star….

How to Watch Movies and Shows With Other People

How to Watch Movies and Shows With Other People

Meeting up with friends or heading to the movies isn’t quite as easy as it used to be ” in some place, it’s not even possible. But streaming services are filling in the gaps with a growing number of ways to watch something with other people, even when you’re physically…