Gear for getting better at your side gig

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10 Reasons To Stay At Your Job

Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. You can find him @jaltucher or his latest book is “Choose Yourself Guide To Wealth”I used to love my job. Love it. I worked for my favorite entertainment company in the world.

Samsung Gear Live Review: That's a Pretty Big Baby Step

Whether you believe that smartwatches are the inevitable future or that they're the Devil's own handcuffs , almost everyone can agree that they've been pretty weak so far. Android Wear is here to fix that. And it just might! Eventually. Samsung's Gear Live is the first attempt,

More Nightmare Stories of Your Worst IT Jobs Ever

After we published reader IT job horror stories , we received more than a 1000 comments, and you kicked it up to a whole other level. From finding porn on church systems to working IT in actual warzones, you’ve been to computerized hell and back. Read more...

​Ferries, Bears And Adventure Bikes In British Columbia

Two weeks ago, we rode big, heavy adventure bikes off-road through some of the remotest portions of British Columbia. It was a challenge, sure, and it was pretty, of course, but it was also one of those rare adventures that meant something special. Here's why.Read more...

Nightmare Stories of Your Worst IT Jobs Ever

We asked the heroic IT workers of Gizmodo to tell us about their worst jobs. You came back with tales of overbearing bosses, unbelievable customers, and spoiled coworkers. And did you hear about the one with the preserved tumor?Read more...

Even More Wacky Submarine Terms You Never Knew You Wanted To Know

Recently, Navy Chief Marty Noe took us on a dive into the ‘colorful’ world of submariner terminology, and as a result we were flooded with emails and comments with readers wanting more or wanting to contribute. So let’s take an even deeper dive into the world of submariner lingo,

How to Stalk the Gizmodo Staff on Twitter

Recently, we here at Gizmodo have had the pleasure of welcoming a ton of new staff members on board. And even though you may have already liked us on Facebook or followed us on Twitter (hint hint), now's as good a time as any to reacquaint yourself with all of our beaming, blog-addled faces.

Elon Musk has a very bad idea for a website rating journalists

Elon Musk has, as I imagine he often does during meetings or long car rides, come up with an idea for a new thing. Unlike the HyperLoop, which was cool, and various space-related ideas, which we know he's at least partly expert about, this one is just plain bad.

GUN raises more than $1.5M for its decentralized database system

GUN is an open-source decentralized database service that allows developers to build fast peer-to-peer applications that will work, even when their users are offline. The company behind the project (which should probably change its name and logo…) today announced that it has raised just over $1.

It’s unconstitutional for Trump to block people on Twitter

A uniquely 21st-century constitutional question received a satisfying answer today from a federal judge: President Trump cannot block people on Twitter, as it constitutes a violation of their First Amendment rights. The court also ruled he must unblock all previously blocked users.

Spotify launches ‘The Game Plan,’ a 10-part educational video series for artists

On the same day that Spotify’s class-action settlement with musicians gets final approval, the company is making a big push to encourage artists to participate on its streaming service – in this case, by offering them a host of educational material to help them get started.

Uber is done testing self-driving cars in Arizona

Uber, which had already pulled its autonomous cars off the road following a fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona, is officially calling it quits on the state of Arizona, the Wall Street Journal first reported, citing an internal memo from Uber Advanced Technologies Group lead Eric Meyhofer.

Samsung adds ‘The Incredibles’ to its AR Emojis

Samsung’s AR Emojis were met with a…lukewarm reception when they launched alongside the Galaxy S9. The augmented reality avatars were regarded as a me-too response to Apple’s Animojis — and more to the point, were downright creepy. But at launch,

Upstarts emerge to chase Tesla’s lead in electric vehicles

A slew of well-funded new entrants backed by massive amounts of capital are chasing Tesla’s lead in an effort to power the next generation of the electric vehicle industry. Electric vehicle startups have raised more than $2 billion in the U.S. over the first months of 2018 alone,

To make Stories global, Facebook adds Archive and audio posts

Facebook’s future rests on convincing the developing world to adopt Stories. But just because the slideshow format will soon surpass feed sharing doesn’t mean people use them the same way everywhere. So late last year,

Senate votes today on rollback of net neutrality rollback

Today's the big day for the Senate's big push to undo the FCC's "Restoring Internet Freedom" order nullifying 2015's net neutrality rules. A vote is scheduled for this afternoon on whether to repeal that order, though as of this writing the coalition is still one vote shy of making it happen.

Parsable secures $40M investment to bring digital to industrial workers

As we increasingly hear about automation, artificial intelligence and robots taking away industrial jobs, Parsable, a San Francisco-based startup sees a different reality,

Glamor, X11's OpenGL-Based 2D Accleration Driver, Is Becoming Useful

The Glamor driver for X11 has sought for years to replace all of the GPU-specific 2D rendering acceleration code in X.org with portable, high performance OpenGL. Unfortunately,

This App Lets You Chat Even When You Have No Reception

It's not too often these days that an iPhone still surprises you. We've more or less seen it all by now. Except, we haven't. FireChat is a new app that takes advantage of a little-known iOS feature that makes it easy to set up and run a network even when there's no cellular signal.Read more.

DNA Reveals History of Vanished "Paleo-Eskimos"

An anonymous reader writes The earliest people in the North American Arctic remained isolated from others in the region for over 4,000 years before vanishing around 700 years ago, new analysis shows.

德国莱茵TUV大中华区副总裁汪如顺受邀第三方检测发展论坛

上海2014年9月2日电 /美通社/ -- 2014年8月28日,第六届第三方检测实验室发展论坛在北京索菲特大酒店隆重举办。

美国黑客开发防监听类Skype软件——他们受够了微软的监控……

这款声称可以防止监听的软件叫Tox,其最大的使命在于:甩掉微软的垄断,能让我们的聊天内容(包括即时通讯工具和电子邮件服务)不再被一家大公司所控制,这或许是斯诺登事件之后人们得到的最大启示。

Bag Week: Herschel Little America Mid-Volume Select Backpack

The new Herschel fall lineup includes the Heritage we reviewed earlier in bag week, but there are also new looks for the Little America. The smaller mid-volume version of this bag, in a Select color and material finish combination, might be more the speed of those with smaller backs,

日首相称苹果将在日本建立大型研发中心

路透社援引日本媒体报道称,日本首相安倍晋三周四表示,苹果将在日本建立一个大型研发中心。日本时事通讯社援引安倍在一次竞选演讲中的话称:“苹果已经决定在日本进行尖端技术研发,正式消息很快就会宣布。”

“街旁”确认关闭服务器 LBS签到模式宣告失败

导语:1月22日消息,多名原街旁员工发布消息,确认街旁服务器即将关闭。1月22日消息,多名原街旁员工发布消息,确认街旁服务器即将关闭。   

Dish Just Agreed To Blanket San Fran With This Crazy New Cellular Tech

Dish wants to be a mobile phone carrier. Dish wants it bad. And Steve Perlman—the genius behind QuickTime, WebTV and OnLive—has spent over a decade working on tech that could allegedly leapfrog our current cell networks.

Humans of New York photo of a girl named Beyoncé has the best commenters ever

Growing up is tough. And it's even tougher when you have a famous name.Take it from a girl named Beyoncé, for example. The shy student was photographed by Humans of New York on April 4 and shared her story of growing up under the shadow of the famous Mrs. Carter, saying in the HONY post,

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