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Facebook Wants a Social Security Number From Political Advertisers

Facebook Wants a Social Security Number From Political Advertisers

Facebook already has more data on most people than it knows what to do with but the company announced Thursday that it will need a few more vital pieces of personal information from anyone hoping to
Essential Never Lived Up to Its Name, and Now It's Reportedly for Sale

Essential Never Lived Up to Its Name, and Now It's Reportedly for Sale

Just over one year into its endeavor to “inject passion back into smartphones,” Essential appears to be on its last legs. Bloomberg reported the smartphone manufacturer founded by Android creator Andy
Why Volvo’s Auto-Braking System Might Have Kept The Self-Driving Uber Crash From Being Fatal

Why Volvo’s Auto-Braking System Might Have Kept The Self-Driving Uber Crash From Being Fatal

The reason an Uber self-driving car fatally struck a pedestrian in March is coming into sharper focus, thanks to the release of a preliminary report on Thursday from the National Transportation Safety
Grab One of Last Year's Best TVs For Just $500, While You Still Can

Grab One of Last Year's Best TVs For Just $500, While You Still Can

TCL’s P and C-series TVs are noteworthy for offering Dolby Vision HDR for a fraction of the price of most competitors, and you can get last year’s 55" C-series set for $500 right now, or $100 less
Report: T-Mobile Website Let Anyone Look Up Sensitive Customer Data With Just a Phone Number

Report: T-Mobile Website Let Anyone Look Up Sensitive Customer Data With Just a Phone Number

A bug on a T-Mobile website meant for employees let anyone with a T-Mobile customer’s phone number access sensitive information, according to a ZDNet report. While T-Mobile has since fixed the issue,
Boba Fett's Solo Movie Is Moving Forward With the Director of Logan

Boba Fett's Solo Movie Is Moving Forward With the Director of Logan

The galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunter may finally be making it to the big screen. Read more...
The 10 Best Deals of May 24, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of May 24, 2018

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today. Read more...
How to Find Out How Many Stops Away Your Amazon Delivery Is

How to Find Out How Many Stops Away Your Amazon Delivery Is

Now instead of knowing your Amazon package will arrive “before 8 p.m.,” you’ll be able to track its location in real time and know exactly how many stops the delivery driver has to make before they
New Evidence Points to an Unbroken, Million-Year-Long Ice Core in Antarctica

New Evidence Points to an Unbroken, Million-Year-Long Ice Core in Antarctica

Imagine an unbroken chronological record, dating back a million years, of temperature and atmospheric conditions on Earth. Such a thing could indeed exist in the form of an ancient and undisturbed
Bug-Sprayed Clothing Really Does Keep Ticks Away

Bug-Sprayed Clothing Really Does Keep Ticks Away

A new CDC-led study published today in the Journal of Medical Entomology suggests it might be a great time to invest in a new fashion trend: bug spray-laced clothing. The study found that clothing
A Eulogy for the Luminiferous Ether

A Eulogy for the Luminiferous Ether

Science is a field of progress, and in order to keep moving forward, you’ve got to break down a few walls. If you’re in New York on June 6, come join us for our . It’s a part of the Underground
Record Labels Sensibly Decide to Wind Down Pointless Vevo Service

Record Labels Sensibly Decide to Wind Down Pointless Vevo Service

Vevo, the major label-owned music video service, is pulling back from the spotlight. On Thursday, the company announced that it will be shutting down its website and mobile apps over the next few
Scientists Observe ‘Black Widow’ Pulsar in Mind-Boggling Resolution

Scientists Observe ‘Black Widow’ Pulsar in Mind-Boggling Resolution

Thanks to a quirk of astrophysics, astronomers were able to observe features just tens of kilometers apart near a spinning neutron star located 6,500 light-years away from Earth. This is like using a
This Concept Art From the 2011 ThunderCats Reboot Is a Glimpse of What Could Have Been

This Concept Art From the 2011 ThunderCats Reboot Is a Glimpse of What Could Have Been

There are any number of reasons as to why fans of the original ThunderCats series from the ‘80s are up in arms over the style of ThunderCats Roar, Cartoon Network’s upcoming reboot of the franchise

This Five-Figure Desktop Might Also Be the Most Outrageous Nintendo Switch Dock Ever Created

The Nintendo Switch is already the hottest console on the block, so how do you go about making it even better? By building a wildly expensive custom gaming desktop with a built-in Switch dock, so you
Watch the Eerie Trailer for Gizmodo's New Investigative Podcast, The Gateway

Watch the Eerie Trailer for Gizmodo's New Investigative Podcast, The Gateway

Gizmodo is launching its first podcast next week, on May 30. Read more...
Alphabet Shareholders and Employees Want Executive Pay Linked to Diversity Goals

Alphabet Shareholders and Employees Want Executive Pay Linked to Diversity Goals

A group of shareholders and several Google employees are teaming up to back a proposal that would tie executive compensation to the company’s ability to meet certain diversity goals. But Google’s
YouTube Is Messing With the Order of Videos in Some User Feeds

YouTube Is Messing With the Order of Videos in Some User Feeds

YouTube is making even more changes to the way you watch videos, just in case you thought the video platform was done complicating its service after introducing YouTube Music. As noticed by MacRumors,
The Surprising and Spectacular Joy of Accordions

The Surprising and Spectacular Joy of Accordions

Paul Ramunni had been doing people’s taxes for 40 years and he knew it wasn’t something that made them happy. So when one day, he woke up with a strong urge to play the accordion again—an instrument
Uber Driver Arrested With Passengers in His Car on Outstanding Attempted Rape Warrant

Uber Driver Arrested With Passengers in His Car on Outstanding Attempted Rape Warrant

An Uber driver was arrested by authorities outside Atlanta after a license plate check revealed he had a litany of outstanding warrants. Those charges included two counts of attempted rape, two counts