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Facebook’s Rose-Colored News Feed

Facebook's Rose-Colored News Feed

Pope Francis. Haim. An inspirational Little League coach. You've likely seen these stories on Facebook today, along with ice buckets and your friends' babies. I know that because they're sitting atop the social network's "trending" list. What's not there at all? Ferguson. Welcome to Facebookworld, where everything's wonderful all of the time.

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Brian Barrett

August 19th

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What Do You Want Gizmodo To Do More Of?

What Do You Want Gizmodo To Do More Of?

Gizmodo began as a compendium of gadgets; page after page of strictly hardware and gear. But in the decade since, the ways society talks about and interacts with technology have evolved. This site has, too. And as we continue to, I'd like to know what you want to see us doing more of—or less—along the way.

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Brian Barrett

July 25th

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Skully AR-1 Helmet Hands On: What It’s Like To Wear the First HUD Helmet

Skully AR-1 Helmet Hands On: What It's Like To Wear the First HUD Helmet

The Skully AR-1 is the first helmet to include a heads-up display. It could change how we ride motorcycles forever. Below, you can read Indefinitely Wild's exclusive trial run.

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Brian Barrett

July 22nd

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​Kickstarter Potato Salad Guy Is a Hero

​Kickstarter Potato Salad Guy Is a Hero

Late last week, amidst an agonizingly slow pre-holiday news cycle, CNET introduced the world to Zack Danger Brown, a Columbus, Ohio native who wanted to crowdfund the making of his very first potato salad on Kickstarter. He wanted $10. He got over $15,000 (and counting). And here, because this is the world we have created, is your Kickstarter potato salad guy think piece. The thought: Kickstarter potato salad guy rules.

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Brian Barrett

July 7th

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Ugh Fine, I’m Buying a Moto 360

Ugh Fine, I'm Buying a Moto 360

I do not need a smartwatch (no one does). I do not think smartwatches are anywhere near fully functional yet, or if they'll ever be. But after seeing the Moto 360 yesterday , I know one truth that supersedes those others: I am going to buy one as soon as they let me.

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Brian Barrett

June 26th

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Aereo Down: Supreme Court Rules Against the Cord-Cutter’s Dream

Aereo Down: Supreme Court Rules Against the Cord-Cutter's Dream

Today, the Supreme Court has reversed the decision of the Second Circuit in ABC vs. Aereo. Translation? Aereo lost big. It's now illegal. And that sucks.

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Brian Barrett

June 25th

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How Far Do Soccer Players Run During a Match?

How Far Do Soccer Players Run During a Match?

As it does every four years, the United States has turned its adoring eyes to fútbol. But while you're marveling at the well-placed headers and acrobatic kicks and whatever's going on with Ronaldo's hair, take a moment to appreciate the most astonishing feat that happens during these 90 minutes: How far these guys are running.

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Brian Barrett

June 22nd

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Facebook’s Snapchat Competitor Is Finally Here (For Real This Time)

Facebook's Snapchat Competitor Is Finally Here (For Real This Time)

After a false start late last week, Facebook's Snapchat clone is finally available, on purpose, and will stay so for the foreseeable future, or the end of recorded history, whichever comes first.

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Brian Barrett

June 17th

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Facebook’s Snapchat Competitor Is Finally Here (For Real This Time)

Facebook's Snapchat Competitor Is Finally Here (For Real This Time)

After a false start late last week, Facebook's Snapchat clone is finally available, on purpose, and will stay so for the foreseeable future, or the end of recorded history, whichever comes first.

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Brian Barrett

June 17th

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How Big a Deal Is That Turing Test Win?

How Big a Deal Is That Turing Test Win?

Yesterday, a computer program successfully passed the Turing test for the first time. As is not uncommon for breakthroughs, it was a controversial victory , with plenty of detractors pointing out the various reasons that this wasn't that big a deal after all. What is one to think! Let's talk it out.

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Brian Barrett

June 9th

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