Harrison Weber, Gizmodo

Harrison Weber


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Past articles by Harrison:

I Miss the Sega Dreamcast My Brother and I Put on Layaway but Never Got (Because He Stole the Money)

Like so many other kids in 1999, I wanted a Dreamcast. And believe me I paid a hefty price for it. → Read More

We Tested Intel's Ice Lake i7 CPU, and It Packs a Pleasant Surprise

Intel’s Ice Lake processors aren’t on the market just yet, but after five years of teasing and delays, Intel put the upcoming 10nm CPUs in the hands of journalists last week. The company claims this generation of processors will help redefine “what’s possible in a thin and light laptop”—specifically, we’re supposed to see significant improvements in battery life, thermal performance, and speed.… → Read More

I Just Accidentally Re-Liked Hundreds Of Old Tweets And I'm So, So Sorry

I like to think I’m a friendly guy. I frequently wave at people and tend to like a lot of tweets on Twitter. Today, that friendliness was transformed into something dark and unfamiliar. Today, I accidentally re-liked hundreds of years-old tweets, alarming some, delighting others, and leaving me very, very sorry.... → Read More

Twitter Oopsie: Bug Made Some Android Users' Private Tweets Public

Twitter shared some unsettling news for Android users today. → Read More

Twitter Oopsie: Bug Made Some Android Users' Private Tweets Public

Twitter shared some unsettling news for Android users today. → Read More

Bird Issues 'Chilling' Legal Threat After Boing Boing Publishes Blog On E-Scooter Hack

In early December, Boing Boing published a piece about an e-scooter “conversion kit”, a $42 hotwiring option for users who were, in theory, able purchase any number of Bird electric scooters collecting dust at city impound lots. This apparently didn’t sit well with Bird, which promptly issued a “notice of... → Read More

Elon Musk's SpaceX Says It Is Laying Off 10 Per Cent Of Its Workforce

Just days after Elon Musk unveiled the first images of his aerospace company’s Starship test rocket, SpaceX has announced that it is slimming down its workforce by roughly 10 per cent.... → Read More

Reports: Police Defuse Gas Station Standoff By Having Robot Deliver Vape Pen To Suspect

A six-hour standoff between police and a 40-year-old man who allegedly splashed gasoline on the floor of a Novato, California, convenience store “while threatening to burn it down” and later fled to a nearby Safeway ended when police defused the situation with a robot carrying a vape pen, the Sacramento Bee... → Read More

Airlander 10, Butt-Shaped Airship Prototype And World's Longest Aircraft, To Be Retired

Hybrid Air Vehicles, the company behind the Airlander 10 airship (the world’s longest aircraft and also known as the “flying bum” for its resemblance to a butt), said on Sunday that its current prototype will not be rebuilt but that it plans to build a new generation of airships, the Guardian reported.... → Read More

New York Senator Settles In By Jamming To Into The Spider-Verse Tunes

The government is run by nerds now, apparently. → Read More

Choose Your Own Adventure Is Suing Netflix Over Bandersnatch

You’re a Vermont book publisher who owns the rights to a well-known series of books. A new movie on Netflix uses the general concept for the books. Do you wish to sue them?... → Read More

Our Sun Could One Day Turn Into A Crystal Ball

At the end of its life, our Sun could end up as a crystal—and physicists now have observational evidence to back up that theory.... → Read More

Wacom Showed Me The First Good Reason To Buy The Magic Leap Hype

Fields as diverse as video game development, visual effects, and industrial design all rely on 3D software, but the tools used to make it remain firmly stuck in two-dimensions. For the past few years, Magic Leap’s mixed reality goggles have been heralded as the missing link between the digital 3D world and the real... → Read More

House Committee Calls For Emergency FCC Briefing After Damning Report Of Phone Location Data Abuse

Responding to reports this week of unlicensed use of consumer phone location data, House Democrats have moved to call for an emergency staff briefing with the Federal Communications Commission to gauge its progress on addressing an issue that first surfaced eight months ago.... → Read More

Gaze Into The Giant Storm Swirling Over The Pacific Ocean

Forget Bad Winter, a season of Boring Winter is upon the Northern Hemisphere.... → Read More

Alex Kurtzman On The Fine Line Between Adding To, And Staying True To, Star Trek's Canon

It feels like Alex Kurtzman has been talking about Star Trek: Discovery’s approach to canon pretty much since the dawn of time (or at least, since everyone found out the show was set before the original Trek). Discovery’s already had to toe a pretty weird line when it comes to its approach to Star Trek’s past,... → Read More

Here Are The Things Io9's Staff Is Personally Psyched About For 2019

There are a lot of huge genre projects coming in 2019, like Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars themed lands at Disney. But there are so many other things being released this year that, while not as big as those franchises, we’re definitely looking forward to. Check out io9's list of major things to watch out for this... → Read More

The Minecraft Movie Is Back On Track With A New Writer-Director

Warner Bros. has spent years trying to sort out a big movie adaptation of one of the biggest names in gaming: Minecraft. Last year plans were scuppered when Rob McElhenney departed the project—but now an intriguing choice has stepped up to both write and direct.... → Read More

Was Jane Jetson A Child Bride?

A viral tweet about the 1960s TV show The Jetsons recently brought up a troubling question. Was Jane Jetson a child bride? The answer: Not quite. But it’s easy to see why people might be outraged.... → Read More

Google Gives Up On Its Cheapo Music Streaming Dongle

Google’s deeply discounted Chromecast Audio dongle is reportedly canceled. → Read More