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Michael Nunez / Gizmodo:
GOP Sen. Thune sends letter to Zuckerberg asking for more details about curation of Facebook's Trending Topics; Facebook says it looks forward to cooperating   —  The US Senate Commerce Committee—which has jurisdiction over media issues, consumer protection issues, and internet communication …
May 10, 2016, 12:57 PMIn context
Michael Nunez / Gizmodo:
Ex-Facebook news curators describe suppressing conservative news, being instructed to include non-trending stories, removing news about Facebook itself   —  Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network's influential “trending” …
May 9, 2016, 9:50 AMIn context
Michael Nunez / Gizmodo:
Former contractors who curated Facebook's “trending” news section describe preferred media outlets, “Twitter” censorship, layoffs, more   —  Want to Know What Facebook Really Thinks of Journalists?  Here's What Happened When It Hired Some.
May 3, 2016, 3:20 PMIn context
Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo:
Opera Now Has a Totally Free and Unlimited Built-In VPN   —  Dodging firewalls and masking your IP address usually requires firing up separate—often paid-for—software or plug-ins while you're browsing.  Now, though, Opera has its own free VPN baked right into the desktop browser.
Apr 21, 2016, 4:15 AMIn context
Darren Orf / Gizmodo:
Facebook's initial Messenger chatbots are slow, frustrating, and useless   —  Facebook Chatbots Are Frustrating and Useless  —  Facebook's new Messenger chatbots are barely two days old, and it's definitely showing.  Right now, you can only interact with a few, and finding them is a huge pain in the ass.
Apr 16, 2016, 5:15 PMIn context
George Dvorsky / Gizmodo:
Doctors used data collected by a Fitbit Charge HR to decide whether to reset a patient's heart rate with electrical cardioversion   —  This Dude's Fitness Tracker May Have Just Saved His Life  —  A 42-year-old man from New Jersey recently showed up in an emergency ward following a seizure.
Apr 10, 2016, 3:50 PMIn context
Andrew Liszewski / Gizmodo:
Mattel's $40 Google Cardboard-compatible VR View-Master 2.0, coming this fall, fixes many problems of the original   —  The VR View-Master 2.0 Will Be the Best Google Cardboard You Can Buy  —  Last year Mattel completely re-invented the View-Master by turning it into what eventually became …
Feb 15, 2016, 9:45 AMIn context
Darren Orf / Gizmodo:
Google Cardbaord SDK upgraded with new tools for positional audio to provide 360 degrees of sound   —  Google Cardboard Gets a Big Upgrade With Realistic 3D Audio  —  When you strap on a VR headset, you're immediately in awe of the new digital world that's slowly manipulating your brain.
Jan 14, 2016, 6:00 AMIn context
Bryan Lufkin / Gizmodo:
Disney-funded VR service, Littlstar, announces it's bringing 360-degree videos to Apple TV   —  You Can Now Watch 360-Degree Video on Your TV  —  Earlier this year, YouTube rolled out 360-degree videos.  Like magic, they let you peer around in any direction from within the video.
Dec 23, 2015, 11:25 AMIn context
Gizmodo:
Leaked documents, corroborating interviews point to two likely Bitcoin creators: Australian Craig Wright and deceased US computer forensics expert Dave Kleiman   —  This Australian Says He and His Dead Friend Invented Bitcoin  —  A monthlong Gizmodo investigation has uncovered compelling …
Dec 8, 2015, 7:25 PMIn context

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