Why You Will Never Be Safe from Spoilers on the Internet

A couple years ago, I wanted to find out the name of the actor who played my favorite character on House of Cards, so I googled the character. Big mistake. The very first Google search result was the character’s House of Cards Wikia page—including date of death. I didn’t even have to click on the link. Spoiled. »11/12/15 3:15pm11/12/15 3:15pm

The Greatest Responses To That Star Wars Twitter Boycott

There’s one thing on the mind of the Internet today: Star Wars. More Star Wars than you could possibly imagine. But it’s not just the new trailer that people are talking about—a particular social media tag demanding an alleged boycott of the film for its diverse cast has generated more laughs than it has any right to. »10/20/15 4:08pm10/20/15 4:08pm

Hacker Drama Mr. Robot Is Scary, Paranoia-Inducing, and Awesome

If you could hack into an evil corporation’s bank account and shuffle its wealth to the 99%, would you? That’s the Anonymous-era quandary a young, brilliant hacker grapples with in the new USA drama, Mr. Robot, which premiers tonight at 10 p.m. I got a chance to hang out with the cast as they were filming in New York. »6/24/15 12:00pm6/24/15 12:00pm

This Taut, Cruel Horror Flick Is Shot Through a Teen's Laptop Screen 

There are certain films that are so obviously meant to be projected on a big screen it feels wrong to watch them for the first time at home—grandiose, SFX-heavy space sagas like Gravity only feel right splayed across an IMAX canvass. Unfriended, in its scale, has the reverse affect. It’s best watched on a laptop,… »4/17/15 11:56am4/17/15 11:56am

If you've noticed the amount of science news in your Facebook feed is on the uptick, here's one reas

If you've noticed the amount of science news in your Facebook feed is on the uptick, here's one reason why: in a survey of nearly 4,000 scientists, 87 percent agreed that "participation in policy debates and engagement with citizens and journalists is necessary to further their work and careers." The study also found… »2/15/15 4:30pm2/15/15 4:30pm

How the Internet Is Helping a Father Fight an Illness Unknown to Science

In 2012, Matt Might sat down to write a blog post. The 5,000-word essay titled "Hunting Down My Son's Killer," which was also republished on Gizmodo, documented his and his wife's harrowing attempt to make sense of their son's mysterious illness. The post went viral online—setting the family down a road that could… »7/17/14 6:24pm7/17/14 6:24pm