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Online harassment is a serious, but tough problem to try and solve. There is a need for a new system that can ease the burden on moderators who have to comb through those reports. As someone who was once responsible for doing that for a local news station...
From: Gizmodo | By: Carli Velocci | Saturday, July 30, 2016
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Every year for almost a decade, the most anticipated gadget release has always been Apple’s iPhone. It makes sense. In 2007, Apple completely changed the way we physically interact with our digital selves and went on to sell a billion iPhones across...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Friday, July 29, 2016
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The atomic fallout in Chernobyl, Ukraine was one of the worst nuclear disasters in history and put around 2,600 square kilometers (around 1,000 square miles) of land out of commission. It’s been good for shitty horror films and for the wildlife that...
From: Gizmodo | By: Carli Velocci | Friday, July 29, 2016
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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been slowly leaking lava onto the surface around it for over three decades now, but only rarely does that lava reach the island’s cliffs. This week, it finally did—and a photographer caught the whole thing from a boat.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Ria Misra | Friday, July 29, 2016
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The thumbwheel was the signature feature of BlackBerry’s original handsets, and while touchscreens have made them mostly obsolete, the Apple Watch proves there’s still a place for physical dials. But is Apple finally planning to introduce that rotating...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Everyone loves a good corpse flower blossom. These giant plants mostly remain dormant and only sprout flowers once every four to five years. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Carli Velocci | Friday, July 29, 2016
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When the apocalypse comes, all that will remain are cockroaches, diamonds, and the never-ending feud between Apple and Samsung—a feud that Apple now wants to bring to the US Supreme Court.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Eve Peyser | Saturday, July 30, 2016
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If you’re a doctor working in a remote area or on the battlefield, getting access to medications can be tough. That may sound like the start of a commercial, but it’s a sometimes tragic fact. As far as we’ve come in the history of medicine, treatment...
From: Gizmodo | By: Carli Velocci | Saturday, July 30, 2016
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Since the beginning of the internet, online harassment has been a problem. We created this big, beautiful digital landscape that lets people be completely unfiltered, and we all do different things with this freedom. I, for example, use my platform to...
From: Gizmodo | By: Eve Peyser | Saturday, July 30, 2016
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In June, Apple was rumored to be in talks to purchase Tidal, although a Tidal spokesperson denied those claims. This afternoon the king of tech, Kanye West, suggested those claims might be true on his Twitter account, urging Apple to “give Jay his...
From: Gizmodo | By: Eve Peyser | Saturday, July 30, 2016
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The Olympic torch’s one job is to stay lit no matter what. And honestly, I never gave much thought to how that was accomplished. Lots of tiki torch fluid? Very careful runners? Ghosts? Correct answer: pressurized gas and a chassis that could probably...
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The night is dark and full of terrors, also sadness. HBO has confirmed that Game of Thrones’ eighth season will be its last.Read more......
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At least 16 people are dead after a hot air balloon caught on fire and crashed into a pasture in Texas, according to the Associated Press.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Carli Velocci | Saturday, July 30, 2016
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Space may be called the “final frontier” but what about unexplored areas that are on our very own Earth?Read more......
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Apple’s slow evolution of its Photos app—Camera Roll, iCloud library and all—has been a little confusing for users at times, but with iOS 10 and macOS Sierra now on the horizon, it’s finally settling down into a coherent, reliable service. Read...
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YouTube Science has already proven that certain camera lenses can distort your face (so don’t worry if you just can’t seem to look right in photos), but there’s more that can go into your appearance in a selfie. For instance, the closer the camera...
From: Gizmodo | By: Carli Velocci | Saturday, July 30, 2016
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A fantastic DJI Phantom bundle, cooking gloves, and a drop biscuit pan lead off Saturday’s best deals. Read more......
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The previous episode of Mr. Robot finally gave us an origin story for the F Society, specifically where the group got its weird, Monopoly Man-inspired mask that has become its symbol and it comes from a fake 1980s horror film that you can watch online.Read...
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Nash Motors would have been a century old today, and while I suspect that most modern gearheads probably don’t give Nash much thought, they really should. For a defunct car company, we still feel Nash’s influence a surprising amount, in ways that...
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You don’t need a disastrous, immediate event to bring about the end of the world. Sometimes you just need evolution to take its toll.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Carli Velocci | Saturday, July 30, 2016
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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the uber-nerdy A Capella Science series on YouTube. And now it’s back with another super-clever geeky video, parodying the hip-hop opening number of the smash Broadway musical Hamilton.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Jennifer Ouellette | Friday, July 29, 2016
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Have you ever wondered what your brain is really doing as you sweat your way through a math test? Now you can see for yourself, thanks to a new brain imaging study from Carnegie Mellon University that captured the brain activity of people in the act...
From: Gizmodo | By: Jennifer Ouellette | Friday, July 29, 2016
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The story of mankind is one of doing as little work as possible. And that plays out most excellently as Christian Bale lookalike Primitive Technology seeks to build the most efficient “forge blower” he can with the bounty of the forest. Read more......
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“Two Southern Classics, One Legendary Taste,” is the marketing language emblazoning every bottle of Cheerwine Kreme, the unholy combination of, well, soda and doughnuts. While Krispy Kreme has graced the tastebuds of us Yankees for some time now,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Bryan Menegus | Friday, July 29, 2016
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In the wake of hacks against the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, US officials believe the computer network used by the Clinton campaign has also been hacked, according to a new report from Reuters. Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: William Turton | Friday, July 29, 2016
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In a news report that could easily be the plot of a cult horror movie, an anthrax outbreak has swept the remote Yamalo-Nenets district of western Siberia, killing 1,500 reindeer since Sunday. According to NBC News, authorities think the outbreak began...
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When Bluetooth headphones first hit the market in the mid-2000s, it was a good idea to steer clear. The sound was discernibly worse. Connection problems were abundant, and they were expensive. But a decade later, consumer research firm NPD Group says...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Friday, July 29, 2016
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Fans who weren’t in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con last week haven’t seen it yet, but the first footage from Jon Watts’ Spider-Man Homecoming was excellent: it’s got an upbeat, ‘80s high school vibe with one very surprising moment for Peter...
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It’s 2016, and Apple’s mysterious, oft-buzzed about car project is still tucked away under the “ideas that may or may not happen in this lifetime” section of the company’s filing cabinet. Despite a powerful rumor mill—former Apple board member...
From: Gizmodo | By: Sophie Kleeman | Friday, July 29, 2016
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In order to harden the edge of steel, swords are often heated until they’re impossibly hot and then quenched in liquid to rapidly cool down. This creates a much stronger grain structure in the steel which obviously leads to a much stronger sword. An...
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We’re all probably a bit ashamed of the amount of produce we allow to spoil in the fridge, but these Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers use a few neat tricks to extend your food’s lifespan, and avoid unnecessary waste.Read more......
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Well everything about Rio keeps getting worse. The Zika-infested city, with it’s shit-laden waters , and beaches rife with human remains will be hosting fewer and fewer athletes, many of whom are backing out for totally understandable reasons. As of...
From: Gizmodo | By: Bryan Menegus | Friday, July 29, 2016
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The CEO of Soylent is disrupting neighborhoods now, and the neighbors aren’t too happy. Rob Rinehart founded Soylent because he wanted to create a product that would provide coders with an easy meal replacement. But his latest product is getting some...
From: Gizmodo | By: Matt Novak | Friday, July 29, 2016
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It’s a not-so-secret-secret that the universes of Marvel’s film’s and TV shows are drifting further apart from each other. Directors , producers , and actors alike have begun to speak out about the drift, but now Marvel says they never actually...
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The surface of Mars is lined with mysterious deep-carved trenches. A long-standing theory suggesting that the were left long ago by flowing rivers was just debunked. So where did these trenches come from?Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Ria Misra | Friday, July 29, 2016
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There are a lot of unpleasant experiences you can go through in life, but few might be as excruciating as the Lego Treadmill Challenge created by the brave souls at WheresMyChallenge. The idea is simple: see how long you can walk barefoot on a treadmill...
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Engineers at the University of Chicago have created a new kind of solar cell that efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide into usable hydrocarbon fuel—and it does so using only sunlight for energy. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: George Dvorsky | Friday, July 29, 2016
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WikiLeaks has hit rock bottom. Once dedicated to careful vetting and redaction—sometimes too much redaction—the “whistleblower site” is now gleefully basking in its dump of thousands of emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee—most...
From: Gizmodo | By: William Turton | Friday, July 29, 2016
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It doesn’t have towering canopies or jewel-toned corals, but an enormous region of the eastern Pacific that was long considered a biological wasteland is proving to be anything but. New research reveals that the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ), which...
From: Gizmodo | By: Maddie Stone | Friday, July 29, 2016
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When Nintendo announced the pint-sized NES Classic, people rightly got super excited about the little guy. Although its hardware limitations became more known over time, the gadget is just so tiny, cute, and cheap that it’s easy to look past your faults....
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Friday, July 29, 2016
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Nearly 18 months after (supposedly) North Korean hackers gained access to a huge amount of data from Sony Pictures Entertainment, including emails, unreleased scripts, and full-length films, the creators of To Write Love on Her Arms are suing Sony over...
From: Gizmodo | By: Darren Orf | Friday, July 29, 2016
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At a dramatic press conference held earlier today, Governor Rick Scott said Florida is the first state in the US to see locally transmitted Zika virus. The evidence is circumstantial at best, but officials aren’t taking any chances. Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: George Dvorsky | Friday, July 29, 2016
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With BattleBots back on TV, you’ve probably got a lot of armchair opinions on how to build a bot that would easily win the tournament. The only problem is your complete lack of electronics and engineering know-how. With the Ganker robot, you don’t...
From: Gizmodo | By: Andrew Liszewski | Friday, July 29, 2016
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The router is a troubled gadget. Despite its importance, a router is often the most boring device you can usher into your home. The Amplifi solves that by being one of the fastest, easiest to use, and most attractive routers available. But you’ll need...
From: Gizmodo | By: Alex Cranz | Friday, July 29, 2016
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No contemporary author has seen his work made into more movies and TV shows than Stephen King (and many more, like The Dark Tower, are in the works). The fact that he’s astonishingly prolific is certainly a contributing factor—as is the fact his...
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At 238 feet and 3 inches long, Adam Winrich now officially holds the Guinness World Record for the longest whip crack in history. The massive whip he used, while completely impractical for taming lions and other large beasts, still makes Indiana Jones...
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The Freewrite is a simple machine. It has one button, a full keyboard, and a tiny e-ink screen that can barely update fast enough to keep up with the average typing speed. The device is built for one thing: writing stories and syncing them to the cloud.Read...
From: Gizmodo | By: Michael Nunez | Friday, July 29, 2016
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You’ve probably got a half dozen pairs of earbuds lying around, but if you’re ready to step up to over-ears, Amazon’s selling AKG’s K545 closed back headphones for $100 today, or about $50 less than usual.Read more......
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In her speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, Hillary Clinton made a lot of promises about her probable presidential administration. One stood out to us here at Gizmodo.Read more......
From: Gizmodo | By: Carli Velocci | Friday, July 29, 2016
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