Leland Melvin is a unicorn of a human being. He's been drafted to the NFL, flown in the final frontier (twice), and now, written a book called Chasing Space. On the internet, the former NASA astronaut is best known for this unforgettable photo with his two dogs, Jake and Scout, who grace the cover of his new memoir. Gizmodo sat down with Melvin to talk about diversity in STEAM fields, education and, of course, Good Dogs in Space.
"Have you met Jacob?" It's the first question they ask me, inside a small meeting room, deep in the heart of Facebook's Menlo Park campus, where keyboard fans from across the Bay Area have braved the rain to show off their boutique builds. Many of them have spent thousands of dollars on their board collections, with custom switches and keycaps.
After receiving a few upgrades, including a power boost and better cameras, CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is once again ready for business and will soon start providing scientists with glorious, glorious particle data for "the first time in 2017".
A couple of weeks ago, it was discovered that a significant number of anti-net neutrality comments on the FCC's website were being fraudulently attributed to real people. The pro-net neutrality advocacy group Fight for the Future proceeded to set up a website to raise awareness of the problem and collect more evidence of the obvious astroturfing going on. This week, the group revealed that the most hated company in America had sent them a cease and desist letter.
There are plenty of horror board games and tabletop RPGs that thrive on fantasy, whether it's helping a ghost solve its own gruesome murder in Mysterium, or helping to stop (or aid) the rise of evil gods with Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game. But of course, the biggest horrors are the ones humans actually face in real life. And yes, there is a board game for each one.
If you really want to make Windows crash, it's not that hard. Fire up Photoshop and resize an image by a billion per cent. Done. There are other ways that don't require third-party software of course, thanks to bugs in the operating system's core code and in the case of pre-Windows 10 platforms, the NT file system.
The mobile app market has exploded, and so has the demand for code-savvy pros to build polished and scaleable applications. With the Pay What You Want: Mobile Cross Platform Development Bundle, you can cash in on the surge with over 100 hours of end to end training.
Sopranos superfans will be glad to know that the mafia is still alive and well — sort of. A temple in Bali, Indonesia has apparently been overrun by mafioso macaques that have been stealing tourists' items in exchange for food. New research suggests the unusual phenomenon is a learned behaviour, and goddamn is it a good one.
Some very ominous news about The Last Jedi. The New Mutants movie is taking a surprising direction. The Doctor may change, but Doctor Who itself doesn't appear to be going anywhere. Plus: A tease about the setting of the Wonder Woman sequel, and hints about the monsters of Stranger Things' second season! Spoiler ho, me mateys!
The past six seasons of Game of Thrones have all managed to spread their stories of love, lust, murder and war over uniform sets of 10 episodes each. Season seven's shaking things up a bit by cutting down its episode count down to seven (the Faith of the Seven will be pleased), but a new report says season eight will be even shorter.
On Tuesday, 27-year-old Melissa Smith was filling up at a petrol station in Milwaukee when a man jumped into the driver's seat of her car, trying to steal it. Smith immediately jumped on the hood, and held tight long enough that the thief eventually ran off. The media are hailing her as a hero. But, in fact, she's an idiot. No car is worth your life.
This week, Disney opens their first Marvel Studios theme park ride in the United States, called Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: Breakout! Though it features many, many elements from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, don't let that fool you: The ride is in a world all its own... and it's only the beginning.