Look, they even got that guy from Black Widow! (Image: Netflix)

Updates from Stranger Things, Twilight Zone, and More

Oscar Isaac casts doubts on whether or not he’d return to the galaxy far, far away. David Koepp teases his still-alive Bride of Frankenstein remake. Warner Bros. is bringing The Halloween Tree to the big screen. Plus, get a look at Studio Ghibli’s new CG movie, and Doom Patrol battles…

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Microsoft Is Killing Mixer and Moving Everything to Facebook Gaming

Despite signing a number of major streamers including Ninja and Shroud, Microsoft’s livestream platform Mixer just couldn’t break through. So starting today, Microsoft is moving all of Mixer’s content over to Facebook Gaming before Mixer gets shut down completely on July 22.

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The World Still Sucks, but at Least Bear Cam Is Back

At Earther, we stan the bears. Bears are good, especially when they are fat. They are the hero we all need. That’s why I’m excited to announce that Alaska’s Katmai National Park has set up its live bear cams for the summer. You know what that means: bears, bears, and…

Since 2011, the patient known as RFS has only been able to see wavy lines when looking at the digits 2 through 9.  (Photo: Johns Hopkins University)

This Man Sees Numbers as Squiggles

A man’s baffling inability to see certain numerical digits might provide insight into how our brains work. According to the scientists who have studied him, the nature of his condition — which makes him see spaghetti-like shapes in place of the numbers 2 through 9 — suggests that our brains…

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Apple and Basecamp Reach an Uneasy Truce — For Now

On the day Apple’s annual developer conference officially kicks off, it looks like the tech giant has chosen to settle a recent high-profile scuffle with its developer community — at least for the time being.

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Here Are All the New Features Coming to Your Apple Watch

If you want a hint at the big changes coming to the Apple Watch this fall, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote is the event to watch. Kevin Lynch took the main stage today to detail all the updates coming in watchOS 7, which gives us a pretty good idea of…

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Read Creatures of Charm and Hunger: Chapter 21

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 21 today.

How To Avoid Cars Clogging our Cities During Coronavirus Recovery

As we re-open our economy and workers gradually return to workplaces, overall travel will increase. However, the need to maintain social distancing means public transport can’t operate at usual capacity. And fears of crowded public transport will lead to commuters making a much higher proportion of trips in private vehicles…

Apple’s AirPower Charging Mat Could Still Be on the Way After All

Apple’s AirPower charging mat was cancelled last year, after the tech giant was apparently struggling to get a handle on it, but now it seems like it’s back on the cards. The AirPower mat was declared officially dead last year after Apple couldn’t quite figure out how to get it working and…

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Google’s Coronavirus Contact Tracing Setting Isn’t Tracking You

Last month Google and Apple officially announced their joint coronavirus contact tracing API. It’s called the Exposure Notification System and has been designed for contact tracing apps like COVIDSafe. It first appeared in Apple’s iOS 13.5 update and is now on Android too. But it’s not actually doing anything yet….

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An All Too Quiet Place

When I log off work today at six, I’ll shuffle over to my window where I’ll anxiously check the time over and over again. For the next hour, I’ll wait, listening to the quiet music of New York during lockdown: birds chirping, trucks wheezing in the distance, a tinkering wind…

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Read Creatures of Charm and Hunger: Chapter 18

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 eighteen today.

Girls Get Higher Scores in Arts than Boys, and This May be Why They’re Less Likely To Pick STEM Careers

Last month, the Australian Academy of Science published a report showing the COVID-19 pandemic would disproportionately affect women in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) disciplines. The report noted before COVID-19, around 7,500 women were employed in STEM research fields in Australia in 2017, compared to around 18,400 men….