Donald Trump, a self-declared businessman, negotiated himself out of even more of his presidential responsibility this afternoon: Following a slew of defections this week, he announced plans (via Twitter, of course) to disband two White House advisory councils composed of top American business leaders.
Since the deadly gathering in Charlottesville, where torch-wielding neo-Nazis faced off against counter-protesters, the president has pinned blame for the bloodshed on “many sides.” During a press conference on Tuesday, Trump drew false equivalence between a non-existent “alt-left” and the pathetic aberrations who…
About 10 hours ago, GoDaddy—the world’s largest internet domain registrar—sent five identical replies to critics who condemned its role as the provider of domain name services for the one of the most prominent neo-Nazi websites, the Daily Stormer.
Yesterday as white nationalists flooded into Charlottesville, Virginia for the Unite the Right rally, headlining speaker and key organizer Richard Spencer had the time to complain on Twitter about a local restaurant supposedly refusing service to himself and the pale turds who follow his example.
As reported yesterday by Recode, former Google engineer James A Damore filed a complaint against the search giant’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., with the National Labor Relations Board. Parts of that complaint have been given to Gizmodo through a Freedom of Information Act request and are available to read in full…
The home President Donald J Trump was raised (and presumably conceived) in is now available for rent on Airbnb. It’s lodging fit for an idiot-king. And yes, I’m sorry for making you think about Fred Trump having sex.
You’ve probably seen it: a stock photo of a white-haired old man in a plain red turtleneck with the words “guess I’ll die” scrawled across his chest. But the story of how Mike Baldwin, a 76-year-old retired chemistry and biochemistry professor, actually became the internet’s preeminent expression of fatalism has…
Smirking goblin Martin Shkreli was convicted of securities fraud mere moments ago, The New York Times reports. This small, greasy manchild faces as many as 20 years behind bars. Let us all breathe a sigh of relief.
In an overly literal interpretation of the “high desert,” 80 unincorporated acres just outside the Mojave will become America’s first company town owned by a weed distributor.
When all digital spaces are controlled by liberal snowflakes, how’s a guy supposed to earn a living promoting hate online? Three new crowdfunding sites think they have the answer.
When Scaramucci said that thing.
Kris Duggan looms large in Silicon Valley, serving as an adjunct professor at the Ray Kurzweil-founded Singularity University, and according to his Crunchbase profile, holds advisory positions with nine different companies including the secretive Palantir Technologies. Duggan is best known for co-founding BetterWorks…
Is that an especially sickly hue in the smog clouds? A faint smell of ammonia in the air? Maybe this morning feels particularly dystopian because Wisconsin-based Three Square Market plans to become the first US company—and one of the first companies period—to offer microchip implants to its employees.
Variety reported today that VICE Media has laid off approximately 2 percent of its staff, amounting to around 60 people, in order to focus more on video operations and expand internationally. While this was going on, the staff of VICE News had a literal field day.
Amazon’s Alexa-powered obelisk is built for a lot of things, but accessing webpages isn’t one of them. “Alexa, take me to Google.com” is met with a puzzled “I can’t find that skill” from Jeff Bezos’s newest user data sponge. But with a bizarre workaround, there is a way to access a very, very limited browser on the…
Earlier today, approximately 17 million Facebook Live users tuned in to an awe-inspiring video of nature at its fiercest: a massive, swirling supercell storm. In the sense that “live” means “actually happening right now,” however, this stream was 100 percent fake.
It’s hot in Japan. Hot enough to melt a dashboard rubber duck into a forlorn pool of gooey plastic. And hot enough to make thousands of people intent on proving or disproving the authenticity of a now-viral tweet.
Last week, two Muppet fan communities jointly reported a shocking turn of events: After decades of playing some of the franchise’s most recognizable characters, including Kermit the Frog, veteran puppeteer Steve Whitmire had been fired. Muppets Studio later confirmed the news, simply telling Gizmodo and other outlets…
In his new, obsessively documented mission to gather (and probably, in some way, monetize) the authenticity of Common People, Facebook’s putty-faced CEO is doing exactly what common people do: showing up to places uninvited, unannounced, and demanding absolute secrecy from strangers.