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Leaked Emails Show How Apple Tried to Lobby the Clinton Campaign on Encryption

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The revelations from Wikileaks’ dump of hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta keep coming. Newly unearthed messages show how Apple tried to lobby the campaign on legal issues like the on-going encryption debate. It’s an enlightening snapshot that shows how tech lobbying works. Read more...

Facebook Messenger's New 'Conversation Topic' Feature Seems Creepy and Bad

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

According to Facebook, the Messenger app currently has around one billion users. Those users can do a lot of things: order flowers, play games, and bother everyone on their contact list with inane location updates. Now, if a new report is to be believed, users may soon receive creepy conversation topic suggestions from the app. Read more...

This Electric Cart Lets Puny Humans Pull an 18-Wheeler's 20-Ton Trailer

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Normally you need an unhealthy dose of gamma radiation, or a billion dollar robot suit, to gain super strength. But this manually-operated electric tug lets even the puniest of humans drag around a 20-ton cargo trailer like it was a child’s toy wagon. Read more...

How Hackers Stole a Slew of Republican Donors' Credit Card Info

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Did you buy something from the National Republican Senatorial Committee in the past six months? If yes, there’s a good chance that your credit card information is being sold online by Russian hackers right now. Read more...

Google Now Tells You the Best Time to Book Your Flight

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Google Flights is a solid travel booking service. In fact, in my experience, it’s even better thank Kayak or Hipmunk at finding you the cheapest flight. Now Google is rolling out an update to the service that will alert you when the price of your flight is expected to increase. Read more...

Amazon Won't Ship a Toy Gun to Los Angeles, But It Will Ship a Laser-Powered Rifle Scope

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Just how messed up are American gun laws? If you live in cities like Los Angeles and Chicago, Amazon won’t ship you the toy gun you see on the left. But you know what Amazon can ship you? The rifle scope that’s pictured on the right. Read more...

Apple Releases Update to Fix iPhone 7 Verizon Woes

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A few weeks ago, we reported on connectivity issues plaguing iPhone 7 users, particularly those on the Verizon network. Read more...

Tasmanian Devil Milk Could Be a Magic Bullet Against Superbugs

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Researchers from Australia have discovered that chemical compounds found in the milk of Tasmanian devils are capable of killing some of the most deadly bacterial infections—a surprising finding that could introduce a new class of weapons in the war against superbugs. Read more...

Werner Herzog’s New Volcano Documentary Looks Beautiful and Terrifying

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Check out the trailer to Werner Herzog’s newest documentary Into the Inferno for everything you would expect: beautifully filmed, panoramic shots of far-away places you’ll probably never visit, non-stop narration oscillating between cynicism and soaring existentialism and even ancient Norse doomsday poetry. Read more...

Look How Easy This Clever Measuring Spoon Is to Clean

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

We first covered Rahul Agarwal’s Polygon measuring spoon a couple of years ago. Made from a flat piece of etched plastic, it folds into a measuring spoon of various capacities depending on how you hold it. Now the Polygon is finally becoming a reality through Kickstarter, so you can soon make your,drawers sightly less cluttered. Read more...

Watching Cigarettes Burn Up Close Is So Much Cooler Than Smoking

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Don’t smoke. It might look a teensy bit cool, but it’s a dumb thing to start, a filthy habit to quit, and terrible for you and everything around you. You know what’s way cooler to do with cigarettes than smoking? Lighting them up and seeing them burn on their own in macro. Read more...

I Want to Become a Ping Pong Jedi Just So I Can Open Soda Bottles With the Ball

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There’s not much fame that comes with being a championship ping pong player. You don’t get shoe deals, ticker tape parades, or cameos in movies. You do, however, get to post awesome trick shot compilation videos to YouTube, leaving the internet completely jealous of your skills with a paddle. Read more...

FBI Allegedly Pressured to Change Classification of Clinton Email In Exchange For Letting FBI Agents Work In Iraq

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The FBI just released 100 more pages about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and the classified emails on it while she was Secretary of State. The release appears to include allegations that the State...Show More Summary

I Probably Shouldn't Spend $20,000 On This Gorgeous Moon Landing-Inspired Pen, Right?

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Watchmaker MB&F isn’t as well-known as Rolex or Timex, but that’s because the company’s unique creations—like a TIE Fighter-shaped music box that plays the Star Wars theme—are made for die-hard collectors. Its latest creation is a rocket-shaped pen inspired by the moon landing, and I’m desperately trying to justify its $20,000 price tag. Read more...

The Placebo Effect Works Even When People Know the Pills Are Fake

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Deception is necessary for placebo pills to work, or at least that’s the conventional wisdom. A surprising new study on patients with chronic back pain shows that we still experience the placebo effect, even when we know we’re being tricked. Read more...

If You Want to Dig Up Apple's Secrets, Go to Jamaica

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When it comes to Apple, Jamaica knows all. Quartz has an interesting report out today about Apple’s habit of filing trademark applications for new products, including macOS and the Apple Watch, in the Caribbean country. The reason? Secrecy, of course. Read more...

Fake an Alien Encounter With a Drone Covered in Blinding LED Lights

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The hefty, eight-armed Freefly Alta drone is capable of carrying a lot of weight. So in addition to a camera, the folks at YouTube’s rctestflight channel put 1,000-watts of LEDs on board, and a smoke machine, unintentionally creating the perfect way to fake an alien encounter, or a UFO abduction. Read more...

This Tiny Drum Set Sounds Amazingly Good

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Who needs a set of fully-tunable miniature drums? A guy who does most of his drumming with a bearded, bandana-wearing puppet. Read more...

You May Be Able to Watch a Rocket Launch From Your Backyard Tonight

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Tonight, millions of East Coasters have a rare opportunity to see a rocket zip off to the International Space Station—right from their backyards. Read more...

Using Your iPhone 7 in the Shower Is the Latest Status Symbol

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In 250 BC, Greek mathematician Archimedes sat down in a public bath and realized that the volume of water displaced equaled the volume of his body. This was the birth of the “eureka!” moment, and the realization that I could use my iPhone 7 in the shower this weekend was exactly the same. Read more...

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