Researchers Have Created Transparent, Breathable Face Masks

Researchers Have Created Transparent, Breathable Face Masks

As mask-wearing becomes the new norm around the world, researchers from the EPFL and Empa in Switzerland have come up with a way to improve at least one of the many challenges of wearing face protection with a new transparent design that no longer completely hides and obscures the wearer’s…

Nintendo Says Another 140,000 Accounts May Have Been Exposed

Nintendo Says Another 140,000 Accounts May Have Been Exposed

Back in April, Nintendo confirmed that approximately 160,000 users had their accounts hacked. At the time, the company encouraged people to enable two-factor authentication and emailed individual customers who had been affected that it was resetting their Nintendo Network IDs (NNID). Now, after further investigation, Nintendo says an additional 140,000…

The 2021 BMW 4 Series Designer Explains Himself

The 2021 BMW 4 Series Designer Explains Himself

If you’re still reeling over the leaked look at the upcoming gaping front end of the 2022 BMW M4, you can sigh with relief knowing the company’s design team won’t force it on other cars just yet.

A New Doctor Who Minisode Catches Up With Bill and, Well, the Earth Right Now

A New Doctor Who Minisode Catches Up With Bill and, Well, the Earth Right Now

The latest special episode released as part of Doctor Who’s ongoing lockdown content — bringing together fans through social media watch-alongs of episodes with commentary from the show’s stars and creatives — is, allegedly, Steven Moffat’s official hanging up of his Who-writing hat. But it’s also a timely reminder of…

The Best Jurassic Park Figure Mattel’s Ever Made Is Now This Spit-Covered Nedry

The Best Jurassic Park Figure Mattel’s Ever Made Is Now This Spit-Covered Nedry

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, the regular Gizmodo roundup of the most fun toys and collectibles around the internet lately. This week: Hot Toys gives us another excellent Spider-Man; the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda stroll into Medicom’s MAFEX line; and an affordable, adorable Iron Giant arrives. Check it out!

Facebook Will, Uhh, Stop Promoting the ‘Boogaloo’ Race War Thing

Facebook Will, Uhh, Stop Promoting the ‘Boogaloo’ Race War Thing

Facebook says it is cracking down even further against groups related to the “Boogaloo” movement, which has considerable momentum among far-right militiamen and is based around the idea that the U.S. is headed towards a second Civil War. Just kidding! It only said that it will stop actively promoting them.

The Story of Dune, David Lynch, and Hollywood’s Most Notorious Pseudonym

Filmmaking is, occasionally, a labour of love. Mostly, though, it’s a labour of endurance, patience, and compromise ” a lot of compromises ” between directors and pretty much everyone else. When the system works, it’s nothing short of a miracle. When miracles won’t come, Alan Smithee steps in.

Alexa’s Opinion of ‘All Lives Matter’ Is a Big Fail

Alexa’s Opinion of ‘All Lives Matter’ Is a Big Fail

While Google, Apple, and Amazon generally do their best to keep their voice assistants apolitical, all three have decided to program answers to the questions “Do Black lives matter?” and “Do all lives matter?” It’s a good thing that all three affirm that Black lives, do in fact, matter. But…

Read Creatures of Charm and Hunger: Chapter 7

Read Creatures of Charm and Hunger: Chapter 7

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!

The Austin Police Department Explains Its Bizarre Thank-You Card Tweet

The Austin Police Department Explains Its Bizarre Thank-You Card Tweet

America is, you might be aware, expressing a groundswell of disgust against police brutality following the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor — a challenging scenario many local law enforcement departments have responded to with an increased escalation of said brutality. Considering the sheer number of videos circulating on…

How to Track the Tech That’s Tracking You Every Day

How to Track the Tech That’s Tracking You Every Day

It’s easy to feel helpless right now. Cities across the U.S. are seeing unarmed protesters maimed by police officers who enjoy both the full support of the current presidential administration and of the American legal system itself. U.S. Congress is, in 2020, debating whether to make lynching a federal hate…

White House, Military Chiefs Sued for Unprovoked Assault on D.C. Activists

White House, Military Chiefs Sued for Unprovoked Assault on D.C. Activists

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has asked a federal court to impanel a jury to determine whether senior members of the Trump administration, including Attorney General Bill Barr, violated the constitutional rights of demonstrators when they used U.S. military soldiers to clear them away from a park near the…