Wired The Fasinatng … Frustrating … Fascinating History of Autocorrect Wired Invoke the word autocorrect and most people will think immediately of its hiccups—the sort of hysterical, impossible errors one finds collected on sites like Damn You...
What do the White House and YouPorn have in common? Their websites both use canvas fingerprinting, a newer form of online tracking designed to make it hard to hide. ProPublica investigated the pervasive shadowing method, developed as an insidious alternative to cookies so websites can keep tabs on where their visitors browse online.
Forty-five years ago today, a man landed on the moon for the first time. Understandably, he was a little nervous. Neil Armstrong's heart raced to 160 beats per minute as the lunar vehicle touched down on the moon's surface.
Long-time Android users surely know that the Google Play Store can be unreliable at times. This happens rarely, but when it does, it may lead to confusion with all those cryptic error codes that appear when something goes wrong.
We've known and loved littleBits for some time, and now, they just got a lot more useful with the introduction of cloudBit. CloudBit is a module, a.k.a. bit, that brings internet connectivity to anything.
In earlier times, when English-speaking people wanted to get down and dirty, they might say they were playing at couch quail, engage in pup-noddy, make butter with one's tale, or ride a dragon upon Saint George.
At one point or another, most people will have to be in some kind of negotiation for a big ticket item. The most notorious of these negotiations is the car. Car salesmen have become famous for their underhanded negotiation tactics.
There’s a problem with products geared towards building the Internet of Things. Everyone building hardware needs investors, and thus some way to monetize their platform. This means all your data is pushed to ‘the cloud’, i.e.
Welcome to Reading List, Gizmodo's Saturday afternoon roundup of the best writing from around the web. This week we're featuring pieces from Ars Technica, Variety, Businessweek, and Discover. Read more...
I love calligraphy to the point in which I shiver with pleasure when I see someone writing beautifully—slowly and carefully. I'd have liked to see Turkish calligrapher Tolga Girgin making these 3D writings spotted by Colossal.
What is wrong with the English language? I know it's one of the most difficult languages to learn because it's made entirely out of exceptions and we refuse to acknowledge the rest of the planet's agreed-upon vowel usage.