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At Last, the Holy Grail: Pockets That Can Fit a Phone

At Last, the Holy Grail: Pockets That Can Fit a Phone

A recurring question I’ve heard from coworkers, seen on Twitter, and been asked in the comments here at Gizmodo is: Who on earth wants a flip phone like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip or Motorola Razr?

“It’s an answer in search of a problem” is a common refrain. These skeptics say tablets are much more useful, making the folding phone form factor popularized by last year’s foldables, including...

yesterday at 21:00.

Electric Cars Were The Future in 1973, But The Enfield 8000 Was Too Little Too Soon

Electric Cars Were The Future in 1973, But The Enfield 8000 Was Too Little Too Soon

In 1969, Enfield Automotive built its first prototype car, the 465. It was propelled by a 3 kW electric motor attached to a 48v battery. It was an adorably small two-seater with tiny wheels and sliding doors. Only three were made, but it was followed by the Enfield 8000. The 8000 was similar to the 465 but had twice the power: 6 kW or about 8 horsepower.

The lead-acid batteries were good for...

yesterday at 21:00.

How to Avoid Paying United New Higher Checked Bag Fee

How to Avoid Paying United New Higher Checked Bag Fee

If you have a trip coming up on United, you may want to consider prepaying for that checked bag. The airline announced Friday that it plans to raise the cost of checking a bag from $30 to $35 starting March 6th. The price of a second checked bag will also go to $45 from $40.

You can avoid paying the extra $5 by prepaying for those checked bags at home when you check-in for your flight. When...

yesterday at 21:00.

Jon M. Chu and Alan Yang on the legacy of Fresh Off The Boat

Jon M. Chu and Alan Yang on the legacy of Fresh Off The Boat

Both CBS’s Criminal Minds and ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat bid their final farewells this week. It seems obvious to us which show will be missed more than the other: Although Mr. Scratch will live on in our minds, Fresh Off The Boat broke up the monotony of network family sitcoms, inviting audiences into the home of a Taiwanese American family that proved increasingly relatable over the last...

yesterday at 19:06.

Lazy Weekend? Ask Google to Find Your Keys for You With These Tile + Nest Mini Bundle Deals

Lazy Weekend? Ask Google to Find Your Keys for You With These Tile + Nest Mini Bundle Deals
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It’s Saturday. Zero fucks given. You need to buy groceries, but you can’t find your keys. Oh well,...

yesterday at 11:00.

Bernie Sanders secures key Cockney chimneysweep vote

Bernie Sanders secures key Cockney chimneysweep vote

Officially establishing himself as the candidate of urchins, Baker Street irregulars, and soot-faced ragamuffins everywhere, Bernie Sanders released a video tonight featuring an endorsement from noted Cockney chimneysweep Dick Van Dyke . Van Dyke is, of course, not the first, or the last, celebrity to back a horse in this year’s extremely fractious presidential race, but he might legitimately...

yesterday at 10:00.

The 2020 Honda Civic Type R Gets A Shifter From 1997 And A Price Bump To $36,995

The 2020 Honda Civic Type R Gets A Shifter From 1997 And A Price Bump To $36,995

The fifth-generation Honda Civic Type R has already been around for three years, which means it’s time for an update. Does it get more power? No. Do the controversial looks improve? Not really. But it is more expensive, and you can get a manual shifter that looks like it came from a much cooler car now.

Overall, the upgrades for the CTR aren’t too significant. The front opening has been...

yesterday at 09:53.

Watch the Modern Family cast sing their goodbyes, weepy prom-date style

Watch the Modern Family cast sing their goodbyes, weepy prom-date style

We’re still a month-and-a-half out from the two-part finale of ABC’s family sitcom juggernaut Modern Family, a bit of long-in-the-making event television that will presumably wrap up all the series’ most compulsive and addictive plot hooks. (Who did murder the Monsignor back in Season 2?) But it’s looking like at least one set of on-set goodbyes have already been said, with Justin...

yesterday at 09:00.

Replacing The Vent Window In My Pao Was A Good Reminder That Rust Hates Us All

Replacing The Vent Window In My Pao Was A Good Reminder That Rust Hates Us All

If cars have a nemesis, it’s rust. Rust is our Satan: a malevolent force that lurks everywhere, and if you’re not careful can completely possess your car, destroying it with silent and brutal determination. Any given repair job on a car has the specter of rust lurking around, even on cars that aren’t really all that rusty, like my own Nissan Pao. I know this. And yet I was still surprised at...

yesterday at 09:00.

UConn Students Argue Their First Amendment Right to Say the N-Word

UConn Students Argue Their First Amendment Right to Say the N-Word

I think it’s safe to argue there is no more racist person than an early 20s white kid all hopped up on Adderall, Prager U videos and Ben Shapiro podcasts. I mean, look at the greys in the comments section and tell me I’m wrong.

NBC News reports that in October, Jarred Karal and Ryan Mucaj,
two students at the University of Connecticut were arrested for repeatedly yelling racial slurs while...

yesterday at 08:45. 1 comments

Schitt's Creek's Annie Murphy to star in AMC comedy Kevin Can F*** Himself

Schitt's Creek's Annie Murphy to star in AMC comedy Kevin Can F*** Himself

Fresh off six seasons as Schitt’s Creek’s fabulously evolving Alexis Rose, Annie Murphy is gearing up for a new TV comedy that also almost, but not quite, has a swear in its title. (Albeit one of a decidedly darker bent.) Per Deadline, Murphy has just signed on to star in AMC’s upcoming anti-sitcom Kevin Can F*** Himself , a series about a stereotypical “sitcom wife” who escapes the bounds of...

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yesterday at 08:00.

The Mid-Engine Maserati MC20 Supercar Should Be A Direct Successor To The Maserati MC12

The Mid-Engine Maserati MC20 Supercar Should Be A Direct Successor To The Maserati MC12

Maserati hasn’t really done anything interesting since, geez, the Alfieri concept all the way back in 2014. But all of a sudden there’s a new mid-engine supercar on the way called the Maserati MC20, and it’s shaping up to be a direct successor to the MC12 .

The Maserati MC12 Versione Corse Is A Track-Only Car So Pretty It Makes An Enzo FXX Look Boring

Back in the heady days of pre-recession...

yesterday at 08:00.

Task Force of Physicists to Raise $50 Million to Encourage More Black Students

Task Force of Physicists to Raise $50 Million to Encourage More Black Students

When you think of physicists you typically think of a white dude in a lab coat. My go-to is Professor Utonium, can’t even front. A task force of physicists has come together to potentially change that perception.

NBC News reports that a task force backed by the American Institute of Physics has recommended a $50 million endowment be created to help black students break into the field of...

yesterday at 07:23. 12 comments

New Batman extremely pointy

New Batman extremely pointy

Batman has always been a pointy character. Even disregarding the work of certain artists—most notably Kelley Jones in the 1990s—who have drawn the Caped Crusader with ears more akin to a rabbit’s than that of a bat, he’s still a guy who spends most of his nights firing grappling guns, flapping his big ol’ pointy cape, and hitting various criminals with his extremely sharp (and personally...

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yesterday at 07:00.

A 1,500 Mile Road Trip In My $500 Jeep Cherokee Proved That I Scored The Deal Of The Century

A 1,500 Mile Road Trip In My $500 Jeep Cherokee Proved That I Scored The Deal Of The Century

It seems that every time I go on a long road trip in a sub-$1,000 car, I wind up stranded on the side of the road , covered in oil, wrenching on some part that shouldn’t have failed but did for whatever reason (the Jeep gods want to spite me , I’m convinced). But I recently returned from a 1,500 mile road trip to D.C., Virginia, and North Carolina in my $500 “low mileage” Jeep Cherokee ,...

yesterday at 07:00.

Minnesota Lawmakers Seek to Amend State Constitution to Remove Slavery Punishment

Minnesota Lawmakers Seek to Amend State Constitution to Remove Slavery Punishment

I feel like if one were to go through the lawbooks of their state you would find many odd things you didn’t know were criminal. Conversely, you may also find unusual punishments for a crime. Typically, these laws and punishments are mildly amusing at best. In the case of Minnesota, well, not so much.

CNN reports that lawmakers in the state introduced an amendment on Thursday to remove slavery...

yesterday at 06:46.

Sleight's J.D. Dillard is developing a new Star Wars movie

Sleight's J.D. Dillard is developing a new Star Wars movie

Various assumptions that the Star Wars universe might be scaling back a bit in the wake of the (relatively) poorer critical and box office performance of J.J. Abrams’ Rise Of Skywalker appear to be less obviously correct by the minute, as Variety reports that yet another mysterious space shoot-ems film project is apparently in the works.

This one is coming courtesy of director J.D. Dillard,...

yesterday at 06:30. 2 comments

Elizabeth Warren Is Winning Her Quest to Utterly Destroy Michael Bloomberg

Elizabeth Warren Is Winning Her Quest to Utterly Destroy Michael Bloomberg
Barf Bag Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

Score one for Elizabeth Warren—after calling out Michael Bloomberg during Wednesday night’s debate for his use of nondisclosure agreements to settle sexual harassment lawsuits brought against him and his company and continuing to press him during her CNN town hall on Thursday night,...

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yesterday at 06:30.

EVE Online Update Will Give Players A Second Chance In Battle

EVE Online Update Will Give Players A Second Chance In Battle

During combat in EVE Online, if the enemy targeted your ship and destroyed it, this was the end of your time in battle. But with developer CCP’s latest announcement, the Frigate Escape Bay, you can immediately rejoin the fight and seek vengeance, albeit in a much smaller vessel.

In late March, all battleship-class vessels will get an escape bay. The bay will allow players to store a single...

yesterday at 06:30. 5 comments

After Confessing To Playing 300 Hours Of Breath Of The Wild, St. Vincent Realizes She's Played 300 Hours Of Breath Of The Wild

After Confessing To Playing 300 Hours Of Breath Of The Wild, St. Vincent Realizes She's Played 300 Hours Of Breath Of The Wild

The above picture is of indie rock artist St. Vincent from a recent interview with Variety. It’s also the face of someone who would rather be playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild than admitting how many hundreds of hours they’ve already spent with it.

Variety’s interview with the infamously enigmatic St. Vincent went up on YouTube today. She was there to talk about her new film,...

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