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Gizmodo Gets a TV Show

Gizmodo, the tech blog from Gawker Media, is coming to your TV sets. On Monday, March 18th, at 10:20 pm, “Gizmodo: The Gadget Testers” will debut on BBC America. The hour-long special will feature gadget reviews (duh) and is hosted by Joel Johnson, Greg Foot, OJ Borg and Veronica Belmont. Joe Brown, editor of Gizmodo, will also be making an appearance.

The downside of the program is that the stuff being analyzed is a bit dated. Johnson explained why:

Now if you’re reading this, I’m certain you’re going to notice a few things about this show. For one, the gadgets we’re testing are a few months out of date. That’s because we shot most of the it before CES. If we were to make more of these—a television series, let’s say—turning production around faster would of course be a priority.

As it is a pilot, the site needs people to watch in order for more episodes to be picked up by BBC America. So, if you’re a fan of Gizmodo and what they do, why not tune in? Who knows, if this show gets the nod, maybe it will lead to a Deadspin show hosted by Manti Te’o.

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Joe Brown Returns to Wired

Joe Brown, most recently the top editor of Gawker Media’s Gizmodo, is returning to Wired. Brown has been named New York editor, a new role at the magazine. Brown previously worked in Wired’s San Francisco offices from 2007 to 2010.

Aside from running wired.com in the morning, Brown will be responsible for building a New York editorial team, which will include a senior editor.

“Joe is a smart, aggressive, agenda-setting editor,” said Scott Dadich, editor-in-chief of Wired, in a statement. “We could not be happier that he’s joining us in New York.”

No word yet on who will replace Brown at Gizmodo.

Gizmodo Bans its Own Editor for Insulting Commenters

Jesus Diaz, an editor for Gizmodo, has been banned from commenting on the site. In a post titled, “I Just Banned Jesus Diaz,” Gizmodo’s Editor-in-Chief, Joe Brown, explained that Diaz had crossed the line. “I hate to do this, but we have to hold ourselves to the same standards as we hold our readers; these lines have to exist for us as well,” wrote Brown.

Diaz was banned for hurling insults at Gizmodo commenters who disagreed with a post about Google altering its privacy practices. When a commenter called the post “sensationalist,” Diaz lost his damn mind. ”It’s amazing how moronic people can be and how hard they can suck on corporate cock,” wrote Diaz. “The above [comment] is a good case of this pro-corporate whoring.” Diaz wasn’t done there. He went on to tell another commenter, “Google fandroids like you are as bad as Apple fanboys like Gruber. All of you sucking on corporate cock and lying off your tits.”

Okay! Well then. Everyone please note that corporate cock, pro-corporate whoring and something called “lying off your tits” are not in Diaz’s wheelhouse.

Given the ridiculousness of Diaz’s comments, Brown was right to ban him. It’s a smart move and shows support for Gizmodo’s readers. Hopefully the disciplinary move will make Diaz think more before he writes.