Blake Montgomery, Gizmodo

Blake Montgomery


San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Blake:

Goodbye to San Francisco, Self-Driving Cars, and Solitude

After a dozen years, I left the lonely city of San Francisco, where I found an odd companionship with self-driving cars on late pandemic nights. → Read More

YouTube Nearly Pulled Its Most Profitable Ads Over Freaky Elsagate Kids’ Vids, Book Says

According to the new book "Like, Comment, Subscribe," a senior executive proposed a drastic solution to the eerie kids content raking in views. → Read More

Twitter Wins Round 1 in Court After Flaming Musk Over His 'Buyers Remorse'

Musk wanted the trial date to be stretched to early 2023, but the judge landed on October of this year. → Read More

Grieving Yu-Gi-Oh, My Favorite Childhood Game

The death of Yu-Gi-Oh's creator resurrected a strange and surprising pang of loss. The game I had loved years ago had grown unrecognizable to me. → Read More

Twitter Is Working on That Edit Button You Begged for

"No, we didn’t get the idea from a poll," the company wrote in a statement after Elon Musk tweeted a poll about an edit button. → Read More

Oopsies: Facebook Boosted Bad Posts for Six Months Because of a News Feed Bug

Meta’s News Feed boosted the visibility of misinformation, nudity, violence, and Russian state media by 30 percent for six months. → Read More

EU Regulators Agree to Rein in Big Tech’s Walled Gardens

Apple, which is worth $2.85 trillion, said the new Digital Markets Act would “prohibit us from charging for intellectual property.” → Read More

The Baltimore Sun Issues Apology for Lengthy History of Racism

The paper ran classified ads selling the enslaved or offering bounties on escaped slaves as far back as 1837, among other racist actions. → Read More

Ex-CNN Exec Coordinated Softball Interviews With Then-Governor Cuomo

Gollust, a former top aide to the then-governor, resigned Tuesday in the wake of the network president’s shocking exit. → Read More

Dashcam Footage Shows Uber Driver and Mom of 4 Begging Her Killer for Mercy: Cops

The Uber driver’s dashcam recorded her pleas and ultimately led police to her alleged killer. “I’m begging you, I have four kids,” she said. → Read More

Dashcam Footage Shows Uber Driver and Mom of 4 Begging Her Killer for Mercy: Cops

Pitcairn PoliceThe harrowing final moments of an Uber driver and mother of four who was found murdered in the Pittsburgh area last weekend were captured on a... → Read More

Meta Exec Out After He Admits to Sexting With 13-Year-Old

Jeren Miles made the shocking admission in a video that went viral on YouTube. → Read More

Massachusetts Teens Accused of Beating Trans Student, Calling Him ‘Freak’

The alleged assailants were charged with a misdemeanor civil rights violation and felony assault with a dangerous weapon. → Read More

D.C. Cop Suspended for Allegedly Passing Info on to Proud Boys Leader

Enrique Tarrio said that Shane Lamond would notify him of the locations and movements of counter-demonstrators during Proud Boys marches. → Read More

U.S. Skaters Offered Pathetic Placeholders for Medals as Doping Drama Drags On

The IOC has canceled any medal ceremonies involving Kamila Valieva after it was revealed she previously tested positive for a banned medication. → Read More

Queen Agreed to £2M Personal Donation as Part of Prince Andrew’s Settlement: Report

The monarch reportedly did not want to make personal payments as part of Andrew’s settlement of a rape lawsuit, so she made a donation to Virginia Giuffre’s charity. → Read More

Cop’s Conviction Overturned for Shooting a Therapist Who Had His Hands Up

Jonathon Aledda had been convicted of misdemeanor culpable negligence for shooting at an autistic man holding a toy and instead hitting his therapist. → Read More

Kid Cudi Snaps at Kanye West Over ‘Donda 2’ Snub: ‘You Ain’t No Friend’

The two rappers have been friends for more than a decade but they appear to have just had a very public falling out. → Read More

13 People Hurt After Bar Floor Collapses

Seven were trapped in the debris. Four were hospitalized. → Read More

Jon Stewart Goes to Bat for Joe Rogan’s Promotion of COVID Misinformation

Stewart likened Rogan’s vaccine skepticism to his own opposition to the Iraq war. → Read More