Blake Montgomery, Gizmodo

Blake Montgomery


San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Blake:

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2023

A 15-inch MacBook Air, then major iOS updates, then the grand finale: the long-awaited Vision Pro augmented reality headset. → Read More

Publisher Drops Author After TikTok Backlash and GoodReads Review Bombing

Sarah Stusek posted a TikTok going after a GoodReads reviewer, which sparked a BookTok storm and got her dropped from her publisher. → Read More

Facebook Accuses FTC of Power Grab Over Proposed Changes to $5 Billion Privacy Settlement

Facebook says the FTC is trying to get around going to court. The FTC says Facebook repeatedly violated its $5 billion privacy agreement. → Read More

Montana Bans TikTok

Montana's governor signed the nation's first state ban into law as the federal government considers prohibiting the short-form video app nationwide. → Read More

Can You Make Facebook Memes Into a Movie?

A 30-minute mockumentary based on a 2015 Facebook meme represents another evolution beyond the text and image format by social media’s most innovative creators. → Read More

Iceland's President Offers Socks to the Disabled Ex-Twitter Employee Mocked by Elon Musk

"Halli has earned his free socks in so many ways," wrote Guðni Jóhannesson. Haraldur Thorleifsson said it was "the best thing you can give someone." → Read More

Facebook Whistleblower Aims at a New Target: Meta’s Would-Be Investors

In a closed-door call, Frances Haugen urged investors to force transparency on Mark Zuckerberg's company with their dollars. → Read More

Photos: How Do You Translate Memes Into Live Stand-up?

Meme makers are taking their subject matter and talents to a surprising place: the stage. → Read More

Twitter Blue Bug Seems to Let Users Keep Their Checkmark Without Paying

The struggling subscription service has fewer than 300,000 paying users—and some of them might not even be forking it over any more. → Read More

Navy Releases Up-Close Pics of Chinese Spy Balloon Retrieval

The "civilian airship," as China insisted on calling it, was shot down off the coast of South Carolina after crossing the U.S. → Read More

Instagram Memers Are Performing in Sold-Out Live Shows

The funny, faceless people behind meme accounts are taking their talents to stages around the country in an unexpected evolution of online humor. → Read More

How Would a Self-Driving Car Handle the Trolley Problem?

In an excerpt from "Robot Ethics," professor Mark Coeckelbergh examines how self-driving cars would decide which humans to save → Read More

Elon Says He'll Resign as Twitter CEO When He Finds a Successor 'Foolish Enough'

Two days before, the Tesla CEO owned himself in spectacular fashion when he tweeted out a poll asking, “Should I step down as head of Twitter?" → Read More

The Twitter Files, Part Two, Explained

Are “shadow banning” and “visibility filtering” synonymous, and should you care? → Read More

The Twitter Files, Explained

What should you make of the mess of Elon Musk, Matt Taibbi, the ‘Twitter Files,’ and Hunter Biden’s laptop? → Read More

Read a Story of Queer Love and Hope for the Future in the Apocalypse

Gizmodo's own Blake Montgomery weaves io9 a tale of connection and despair in the face of an unraveling world in "Post-Nihilism." → Read More

How a 'Playboy' Centerfold Became Part of the Creation of the JPEG

Lena Sjööblom posed for Playboy in 1972 and forgot about it. Little did she know her image would become the standard for computer image recognition. → Read More

Why Are There so Many Lasers in James Bond Movies?

In an excerpt from the new book "Superspy Science," a chemist traces how death rays became "fatal status symbols" for every would-be world-dominator. → Read More

Grindr's Founder Hates Your Headless Torso Pic

Joel Simkhai is back with a new gay dating app, Motto, that aims to tamp down on behavior most associated with his previous creation. → Read More

Interview With a Genius: Macarthur Fellow Yejin Choi Talks Teaching Common Sense to Artificial Intelligence

The professor was awarded a “Genius Grant” for her work encoding “very trivial knowledge that you and I share about the world that machines don't.” → Read More