Harley-Davidson Is No Longer In The Big Leagues

Harley-Davidson Is No Longer In The Big Leagues

The S&P 500 is usually considered the best measure of how the American economy is doing. The index includes companies like Chevron, Microsoft, and JPMorgan Chase, companies worth billions that are intended to be representative of the American economy. The S&P 500 also includes Harley-Davidson, though not for much longer.

A Brief History of Listening In on Police Radios

A Brief History of Listening In on Police Radios

Last Friday night, thousands defied New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s curfew order and marched in the rain, the fifth evening in a week marked by beatings and mass arrests after dark.

Facebook Won’t Do Shit About Political Ads, But Here, You Can Ignore Them Now

Facebook Won’t Do Shit About Political Ads, But Here, You Can Ignore Them Now

After weeks of watching hypnotoad Mark Zuckerberg attempting to smush logic to accommodate a threatening conspiracy theorist, meanwhile allegedly firing critics, Facebook has produced an offering that could maybe take some of the heat off without fixing any of the aforementioned problems. In a rare USA Today op-ed yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg…

LinkedIn Is Trying to be Instagram Now, Adds Stories Feature

LinkedIn Is Trying to be Instagram Now, Adds Stories Feature

Almost a decade ago Snapchat launched with the 24-hour social media model. In 2016 Instagram did something a little similar with Instagram Stories, which Facebook emulated shortly after. Now LinkedIn is looking to get on board with this not-so-new trend. How LinkedIn stories works LinkedIn stories works in exactly the…

U.S. Lawmaker Calls Out Amazon’s ‘Performative’ Support of Black Lives Matter

U.S. Lawmaker Calls Out Amazon’s ‘Performative’ Support of Black Lives Matter

Last week, Amazon made a terse announcement that it would institute a “one-year moratorium on police use of Amazon’s facial recognition technology,” known as Rekognition, in response to the wave of global protests against police brutality spurred by the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. At least one U.S….

Here’s What Happens When You Run A Car On Zippo Lighter Fluid

Here’s What Happens When You Run A Car On Zippo Lighter Fluid

One thing that fascinates me about internal combustion engines is their ability to run on a variety of fuel types. I myself have been experimenting with this recently, having run my 1948 Jeep on moonshine. Now here’s a video from the loons at Garage 54, who tried running an old…

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Gets 480 HP And Exciting New Holes

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Gets 480 HP And Exciting New Holes

We first heard rumblings about a new Mustang Mach 1 in December, before it was officially confirmed a few weeks ago. Today, Ford unveiled it, with its 5.0-litre V8 making 480 horsepower and a six-speed manual transmission standard. That’s a 20 HP bump over the base GT, and while it’s…

How To Travel The World From Home

How To Travel The World From Home

SpaceX’s recent Falcon 9 rocket launch proves humanity has come leaps and bounds in its effort to reach other worlds. But now there’s a quicker, safer and environmentally friendlier way to travel to the centre of the galaxy – and you can do it too. NASA has co-developed a free…

A Switch in How Hospitals Use Anesthesia Could Have Huge Climate Benefits

A Switch in How Hospitals Use Anesthesia Could Have Huge Climate Benefits

Right before surgery, the climate crisis is probably the last thing on your mind. If you’re under general anesthesia, you actually might not be thinking about much of anything at all. But anesthetics — especially the generalized kind — can have a pretty big impact on the climate. A new…

Adobe Flash Is Actually Going to Die This Time, For Real

Adobe Flash Is Actually Going to Die This Time, For Real

Three years ago, long after the rise (and fall) of Flash, Adobe announced that its once-ubiquitous multimedia platform was finally going away. But Adobe never provided a specific date for when Flash would reach its end-of-life. Now we know: Adobe Flash is going to officially die on December 31, 2020.

It’s Hard to Imagine Ever Finding a Smaller Travel Mouse Than This

It’s Hard to Imagine Ever Finding a Smaller Travel Mouse Than This

As handy as a built-in trackpad is, there are many laptop users who absolutely despise the option. To them, a mouse is still the only way to push a cursor around, and for those times when they have to travel, the surprisingly tiny CheerPod packs an impressive amount of functionality…

Read Creatures of Charm and Hunger: Chapter 15

Read Creatures of Charm and Hunger: Chapter 15

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 fifteen today.

Philips Hue Goes Extra Bright with its New 1600 Lumen Smart Light

Philips Hue Goes Extra Bright with its New 1600 Lumen Smart Light

After releasing a line of new outdoor lights earlier this year, Philips Hue has returned with some new lights better suited for indoor use including an updated Lightstrip Plus and Hue Bloom lamp, along with a new 1600 lumen bulb which is now the brightest smart light out of Hue’s…

Common Steroid Drug Shows Lifesaving Results In Large Coronavirus Trial

Common Steroid Drug Shows Lifesaving Results In Large Coronavirus Trial

A widely used and cheap steroid treatment appears to be the first to show a definitive lifesaving benefit for people with severe covid-19. In a large clinical trial funded by the UK government and others, the drug dexamethasone was found to reduce the odds of death in patients who needed…

Bruce Meyers’ Call To Baja Book Shares The Manx Buggy Origin Story

Bruce Meyers’ Call To Baja Book Shares The Manx Buggy Origin Story

The Meyers Manx dune buggy is an icon of the 1960s and Mexico’s Baja peninsula is hallowed ground for off-road racing. The history of both are intertwined, and the book Call To Baja by the Manx’s inventor himself takes a look at the early days of off-road adventure.

The Completely Leaked 2021 Lexus IS Stays Weird And Pulls It Off

The Completely Leaked 2021 Lexus IS Stays Weird And Pulls It Off

The new 2021 Lexus IS is set to debut later tonight on Facebook, but anybody with a strong concept of how the American news cycle works knows that’s too long for any of us to wait — but we don’t have to, because the full design has already leaked online.

TikTok Gives $3 Million to Australian Coronavirus Lab

TikTok Gives $3 Million to Australian Coronavirus Lab

In an odd collision of worlds, TikTok has donated nearly $3 million in funding to one of Australia’s foremost coronavirus research institutes, The Doherty Institute. TikTok has announced it’s giving the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) — a joint initiative between University of Melbourne and the…

Infiniti Doesn’t Want To Talk About Profitability

Infiniti Doesn’t Want To Talk About Profitability

Infiniti’s new chairman of just a couple of weeks, Peyman Kargar, has given his first interview where he says he has a plan to make Infiniti “sustainable” if not profitable — a tall order since it got creamed last year. Being chairman of Infiniti is probably an impossible job, if we’re being…