The British Military Is Launching a Major Test of Unmanned Vehicles and Surveillance Drones

The British Army is carrying out a major, four-week test of 70 new technologies, “including unmanned vehicles and surveillance drones,” as part of its “Autonomous Warrior experiment,” the MIT Technology Review reported this week.

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Source: Gizmodo – The British Military Is Launching a Major Test of Unmanned Vehicles and Surveillance Drones

White Supremacist Who Called Synagogue Shooting a 'Dry Run' Arrested On Illegal Gun Charges

Jeffrey R. Clark Jr., a 30-year-old living in the D.C. area, was arrested last week after his relatives alerted the police about his alarming violent, white supremacist statements. Clark has since been arrested and charged with illegally possessing a firearm and a high-speed magazine, according to the Washington Post.

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Source: Gizmodo – White Supremacist Who Called Synagogue Shooting a ‘Dry Run’ Arrested On Illegal Gun Charges

Essential Lurches Back From the Grave to Offer Up $150 Headphone Dongle

Halloween has passed, but Essential hath risen from near death to deliver unto us a $150 dongle. Audiophiles who also happen to own an Essential phone, now is the time to rejoice—if you’re actually out there.

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Source: Gizmodo – Essential Lurches Back From the Grave to Offer Up 0 Headphone Dongle

Senators Urge FTC to Investigate Manipulative Ads in Children’s Apps

Three senators sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Tuesday, urging the agency to investigate advertising in children’s apps. The senators believe that, according to a recent study that looked at the prevalence of these apps, the techniques are in violation of a section of the FTC Act that prohibits…

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Source: Gizmodo – Senators Urge FTC to Investigate Manipulative Ads in Children’s Apps

Incredible Bird-Dinosaur Specimen Thrills Scientists After 25 Years in Museum Storage

A museum might wow you with all of its fossil specimens on display, but that’s often just a small part of what’s really there—specimens in the back might lay in drawers or plaster-wrapped in boxes, quietly holding yet-to-be-revealed secrets or further mysteries about the past. Such is the case with an incredible bird…

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Source: Gizmodo – Incredible Bird-Dinosaur Specimen Thrills Scientists After 25 Years in Museum Storage

Facebook Quietly Told Congress It Bungled Monitoring of User Data Handed to Phone Makers

Facebook neglected to properly monitor multiple device makers that were allowed to access Facebook users’ personal data, the company recently admitted to U.S. lawmakers.

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Source: Gizmodo – Facebook Quietly Told Congress It Bungled Monitoring of User Data Handed to Phone Makers

6 Big Things We Hope to See From Star Wars: Episode IX

In little over a year, we’ll be seeing the third and final chapter of Star Wars’ latest trilogy, Episode IX, hit theaters. Unsurprisingly, we barely know a thing about it yet, other than it exists and some people we know and love are in it. But that just gives us more reason to make a list of hopes about what we’ll…

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Source: Gizmodo – 6 Big Things We Hope to See From Star Wars: Episode IX

Instant Pot's Sous-Vide Circulator Doesn't Require an Instant Pot, and It's Only $60

Instant Pot makes a sous-vide circulator, and confusingly, it doesn’t require an Instant Pot. Sure, it’ll clip onto your Instant Pot inner pot, but it’ll also work with a regular stock pot, just like any other sous-vide circulator.

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Please Get Some Exercise, Any Exercise at All, New Federal Guidelines Plead

The U.S. government has released its latest recommendations on how physically active we should be to stay healthy, and do we detect a hint of desperation in their tone? The guidelines, as before, call for adults to aim for 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic exercise, or 75 minutes a week of vigorous exercise, to…

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Source: Gizmodo – Please Get Some Exercise, Any Exercise at All, New Federal Guidelines Plead

Spotify's Official Apple Watch App Is On Its Way—And Missing Key Features

One of the big selling points of smartwatches is the ability to control apps without needing to pull out your phone. However, due to the absence of an official Apple Watch app, adjusting music in Spotify using Apple’s smartwatch always felt kind of clunky. Now that’s changing. Spotify is finally gracing Apple Watch…

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Source: Gizmodo – Spotify’s Official Apple Watch App Is On Its Way—And Missing Key Features

Mysterious Origin of Extinct Jamaican Monkey Solved With DNA Testing

For nearly 100 years, scientists haven’t been able to agree on the evolutionary origins of a strange, now-extinct monkey that lived and thrived in Jamaica for thousands of years. New research suggests its ancestors arrived from South America, and that life on this tropical island caused the species to acquire its odd…

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Source: Gizmodo – Mysterious Origin of Extinct Jamaican Monkey Solved With DNA Testing

Without Radical Innovation, Air Conditioning Is Set to Make Global Warming Much Worse

In the developing world, air conditioners indicate progress. More importantly, air conditioners can offer relief to people in hot countries like India, China, and Mexico. In a warmer world plagued by climate change, having an AC may literally be the difference between life and death.

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Source: Gizmodo – Without Radical Innovation, Air Conditioning Is Set to Make Global Warming Much Worse

Uber Releases a List of 21 Types of Sexual Misconduct Reported by Riders and Drivers

It’s a ritual among women: Call an Uber (or Lyft, or another rideshare app), get home, and immediately text your besties to let them know you’re not dead in a ditch somewhere. That’s due in large part to the numerous horror stories you see in the news where women are sexually harassed or worse while taking a car home.…

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Source: Gizmodo – Uber Releases a List of 21 Types of Sexual Misconduct Reported by Riders and Drivers

Nurse Who Cooked His Truck to Help California Wildfire Victims Getting New Truck From Toyota

Allyn Pierce really loved his Toyota Tundra, and even had a special nickname and logo for his truck: the Pandra. Pierce is a nurse who managed the ICU of the hospital in Paradise, CA, the site of the state’s deadliest wildfire ever. When the fires were raging, he drove the Pandra back into the flames to help people,…

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Source: Gizmodo – Nurse Who Cooked His Truck to Help California Wildfire Victims Getting New Truck From Toyota

Nasty Adobe Bug Deleted $250,000-Worth of Man's Files, Lawsuit Claims

A freelance videographer has filed a class action lawsuit against Adobe on behalf of mortified users that watched their files vanish due to a bug in video-editing software Premiere Pro. Even if this nightmare scenario hasn’t come up yet, all Premiere users should take note.

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Source: Gizmodo – Nasty Adobe Bug Deleted 0,000-Worth of Man’s Files, Lawsuit Claims

This Electric Scooter For Adults Might Replace My Need For a Second Car

Despite their growing popularity in cities like San Francisco as another alternative to cars, electric scooters have always seemed like nothing more than a pricier version of a toy I enjoyed as a kid. But the Unagi, an e-scooter that looks like it was actually designed for grown-ups, gave me a new appreciation for how…

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Source: Gizmodo – This Electric Scooter For Adults Might Replace My Need For a Second Car