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'World’s Hottest Pepper' Will Have You Breathing Fire, But It Won’t Kill You

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Not all hot peppers are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon’s Breath chili—a new breed that may soon find itself atop the “world’s hottest” throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange, fingernail-sized fruit is the unintentional product of a trial of a new performance-boosting… Read more...

Federal Agents Are Now Using ‘Stingrays’ to Track and Capture Undocumented Immigrants

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Controversial cellphone tracking technology is being deployed as a tool in President Donald Trump’s expanding effort to arrest and deport illegal US residents. Read more...

A 'Superbug' Fungus Is Spreading Across the US

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Over the past nine months, the number of US cases of an emerging, multi-drug resistant fungus has ballooned from 7 to more than 122. What’s more, the fungus, Candida auris, seems to be spreading, according to a field report the Centers for Disease Control released Thursday. Read more...

All the Dangerous Things You Shouldn't Be Doing With Your Fidget Spinners

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Like lawn darts, nano-magnets, and slap bracelets, fidget spinners are only one stupid stunt away from becoming yet another forgotten fad. And as usual, instead of enjoying them responsibly, the internet is hard at work trying to find ways to make spinners as dangerous as playing with firecrackers. This is why we… Read more...

This Cyclops Goat Is Good

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Eight days ago, a one-eyed goat was born in the Indian village of Assam. Since then, this brave little fluff has become an international sensation for obvious reasons: clearly, it’s training to be in the X-Men. Read more...

This Is How Miserable IBM Voice Recognition Probably Was in the '80s

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In the age of Siri, we take for granted how far speech recognition technology has come. But a quick glance back at 1986, when IBM introduced its voice recognition software, shows that we’ve travelled light years since the earliest version of this game-changing software. And it’s even more fun in satire form. Read more...

Flat Earthers Won't Believe This News on Antarctica’s Climate

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Arctic is the fastest-warming place on our overheated planet, but so far, its polar opposite has managed to stay pretty cool. Why is Antarctica warming so slowly compared with the Arctic? The answer is complicated, but a new study suggests we’re overlooking a basic reality of geometry. Read more...

I'm Afraid to Ask The Internet to Name This New Moon

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Good news! Three space telescopes, including Hubble, have combined their celestial powers to spot a moon orbiting a dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt —the region beyond Neptune where Pluto and countless other icy bodies live. According to NASA, the dwarf planet’s moon has lots to teach scientists about how moons formed… Read more...

We Got Prince's FBI File

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The world was shocked when Prince died of a prescription drug overdose back in April of 2016 at the age of 57. As I often do after celebrities die, I filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the FBI for any files it might have on the music legend. After months of delays—we were originally told that it… Read more...

Google's Coolest Tech Is Getting Harder and Harder to See

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Google always uses its annual I/O developer conference as a place to trot out some of its biggest and most exciting product updates. You’d be forgiven for feeling like this year was kind of a dud. There were no new gadgets, no new moonshot projects, and not even cool new swag like Google Cardboard headsets. The… Read more...

The First AI-Generated Paint Names Include 'Homestar Brown' and 'Stanky Bean'

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Humans aren’t nearly as creative as we think. Craft brewers, for example, have run out of fun names and are sending each other cease and desist letters for coming up with the same ideas. So, what if we let computers come up with new names for us? Read more...

'Panda' Porpoise Could Be Extinct In Months

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Vaquitas are cartoonish-looking porpoises that swim around, bothering literally no one. These little guys, which only weigh about 120 pounds, are found in just one region in the world— the Northern Gulf of California. Their nickname—the “panda” porpoise—comes from the dark rings around their eyes, similar to that of… Read more...

Sad, Sick Idiot Anthony Weiner to Plead Guilty to Sexting 15-Year-Old Girl

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Early Friday morning, former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner surrendered himself to FBI agents and will appear before a federal judge later this afternoon. There, he will plead guilty to transferring obscene material to a minor, multiple news outlets report. Read more...

Uber Threatens to Dump Engineer Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets From Waymo

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Lots of people get fired from Uber. One employee was reportedly fired last year for helping his female coworkers raise complaints about sexual harassment. Drivers get deactivated from the platform if their ratings slip below a certain number (Uber says the minimum rating varies by city, but driver forums say dipping… Read more...

The Survivors of the Coming Apocalypse Just Wanna Have Fun

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

“I used to be into guns, but that’s not a realistic plan,” says Michael Robertson, 69, of Utah. “How many men do you need to guard a place 24 hours a day? Twenty?” Read more...

The CIA Runs 'Shark Tank' Competitions Internally For New Tech Ideas

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The ABC show Shark Tank gives aspiring entrepreneurs a chance to pitch business investors on their ideas. And according to new reports, the CIA has its own version of Shark Tank to get personnel thinking about espionage technology in innovative ways. Read more...

Swedish Prosecutors Drop Rape Investigation of Julian Assange

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Swedish prosecutors just announced that they are dropping the rape investigation against Julian Assange, the cofounder of Wikileaks. But it’s not yet clear if Assange will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London anytime soon. Read more...

The Biggest Android News Came Nearly a Week Before I/O

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I/O, Google’s huge developer conference/outdoor coding festival will be wrapping up in Mountain View tomorrow. Thousands of developers have been soaking in the sun and knowledge while Google woos them with free Google Homes, raw vegan salads, and a live performance by LCD Soundsystem. Usually the can’t miss moment of… Read more...

Here's How Much Bubble Wrap You Need To Wrap A Giant Whale Heart

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s not every day one stumbles upon a 400-pound-whale heart, but when you do, you put that shit in a museum. Thankfully, that’s exactly what the folks at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) did when they uncovered a dead blue whale in Newfoundland back in 2014. Since then, biologist Jacqueline Miller and her team at ROM… Read more...

Will Your Summer Be Uncomfortably Hot?

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s hot. It’s been hot. It’s going to be hot. Read more...

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