After nearly five years of blogging and writing for Gizmodo, Gawker, Deadspin, the Special Projects Desk, almost Fusion, and the Special Projects Desk again, senior reporter Ashley Feinberg is leaving for Wired magazine. Here’s how we will remember her. Rest in peace, Ashley.
Our fancy friends at Gizmodo have a new TV show on BBC America premiering tonight, and you should watch it. Gizmodo: The Gadget Testers airs at 10:20 p.m. EST, right after the season finale of Top Gear. Check out the trailer, and forget the sports: make sure you tune in this evening.
Fear not, denizens of Redbird Nation. Your pilot may have hung up the satin jacket for the greener pastures of the TV studio, but there will forever be a La Russa roaming the fields of St. Louis, pooping in the grass.
In 1999, Katie Baker was a thoroughly self-possessed, hockey-loving 18-year-old headed for Harvard. Or so the older men she met online — and offline — believed.
Mark Visser, illuminated by submarine lighting, rode the Jaws break off of Maui early yesterday morning. It's like Point Break meets Tron.
Patrick Sauer recently attended a viewing of the first-ever NBA telecast on ESPN's new 3D channel, and it was a glimpse into our strange future: floating heads, precision celebrity high-fives, and lots and lots of really unreal detail.
Joe Buck and Tim McCarver, Fox's World Series broadcast team, will begin inflicting themselves on a national television audience tonight. Thankfully, technology offers recourse that doesn't involve throwing something heavy at the TV: just synch up the broadcast with radio commentary.
No sport lends itself more readily to the splendors of digital video recording than football. And nobody suffered more than football fans when Comcast introduced a schoolmarmish new DVR feature: auto-correction for fast-forwarding.
ESPN's is the second most popular fantasy football site, with more than 6 million users. So it's a huge problem that a gaping flaw exists, allowing you to change the rosters of any team in just minutes. Here's how to do it.
Japan's sumo association will be handing out iPads to the country's wrestlers, because cell phones are often too small for their hands. It's almost like they haven't heard of the Jitterbug.
A guy riding his bike with a shoulder-mounted camera hits an old man. Words are exchanged. Disputation seems inevitable. Then both graciously agree on their mutual culpability and move on. Moral: Old people need to watch where the fuck they're going.
It was only a matter of time before athletes and other sports figures got into the iPhone app game, and now, thanks to one company, they have done so only as modern sports celebrities can: tackily.
I've worked at Gawker Media for over four years and in that time have received numerous emails from owner Nick Denton. These are my favorites. See if you can guess which site I was writing for when I got them.
Ever get stuck next to the guy in your section who won't get off his cellphone? Well, this video is for you. If you're the one calling, hang up and pay attention....unless you want a Rawlings to the face.
Chuck Salter over at Fast Company is just like you: sick and tired of all the bad calls from refs during the World Cup. This is his three-point plan for FIFA to significantly reduce the number of shitty calls per game.
You’re looking at an X-ray of a Mizuno PR4192 bat, commissioned by Pete Rose specifically for his 1985 chase of baseball’s all-time hits record. Inside, clear as day, is a piece of foreign material, about 6 inches long, and the diameter of a nickel. This is the story of that bat.
Two mad geniuses have invented a rocket car, powered only by the dark magic of Mentos and soda. It's already the second-most popular vehicle class in the country, ahead of open-wheeled racing.
Cartoonist Daryl Cagle says Apple rejected his Tiger Woods editorial cartoons app on the grounds that it "ridicules" a public figure, which seems like an awfully strong stance against something that amounts to a Leno monologue in pen and ink.
Well these texts from Tiger Woods to porn star Joslyn James are predictably gross: "After i cum you better start sucking my cock to get it hard" etc. See the full transcript after the jump.
Just like last year, we're counting showcasing the people, ideas and memes that made Deadspin 2009 shine. Today: Telestrator dong