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The adorable and challengingly named Nederlandse Kooikerhondje and the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen are the first breeds to be added to the American Kennel Club roster since 2016. Read more...

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Every nonfiction fan should read Consider the Lobster, the late David Foster Wallace’s incredible essay on the morality of boiling the crustacean alive simply because it tastes nice. It appears that officials in Switzerland have at least skimmed the essay: New regulations will require food preparers to stun or…Read more...

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Nuclear bombs—with a few exceptions—are designed to create huge explosions. In some cases, they’re supposed to have extra bits and pieces in the service of making even HUGER (it’s a word now) explosions. Occasionally all of that fails, and what you get is called a “fizzle.” Here’s why it happens.Read more...

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After covering CES for 10 years, nothing I’ve seen at the show has me as excited about the future as Ossia’s wireless charging technology. The company’s developed a way to deliver power to your gadgets the same way internet is delivered by wi-fi, and one of the first real-world applications of the tech is a AA…Read more...

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Looking ahead to 2018, there’s plenty to be excited about when it comes to design. From technology companies who are finally starting to own their responsibility, to the rest of us saying goodbye to boring hardware—here are five design trends we’d like to see more of this year.Read more...

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A day after the White House urged Congress to pass a bill extending a warrantless surveillance program, President Trump took to Twitter to attack it.Read more...

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You can seemingly build just about anything with a Raspberry Pi, and this sensor kit will even further expand the possibilities. It comes with 37 sensors and, if you’re looking for some ideas, it also comes with 35 projects to run through. It normally costs about $100, so today’s $50 price tag (with code 6B5L6KVP) is…Read more...

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Quick: what has eight legs and a face like a pair of hairy salad tongs? If you’re a spider, you know exactly what I’m describing—a beast, which, at least to smaller spiders, is an otherworldly, eldritch terror: the pelican spider. Now, new research published today in the journal ZooKeys details the discovery of a…Read more...

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The first thing you notice about Sophia, a robot, is the sound she makes. Like a late-90s Pentium processor struggling to load a video, she makes a whirring squeal that fills the room. Sophia talks, too. But what I’ll always remember about my recent conversation with a robot is her stare. Read more...

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Facebook has long said that it doesn’t use location data to make friend suggestions, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t thought about using it.Read more...

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In the United States, the big banks have been very slow to adopt new credit and debit card technologies, with secure chip cards only being introduced in the past few years. Which is tragic, because Dynamics is introducing a new connected credit card with a GSM chip inside, and an E-Ink display, that’s no thicker than…Read more...

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A number of IP addresses tied to users of a prominent revenge porn website have been traced back to several government offices, including the US Senate, the Navy, and the Executive Office of the President.Read more...

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If you’re like me, you know Sennheiser as that sleek German company that makes dependably terrific headphones and microphones. That’s about to change.Read more...

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The fallout over Apple’s decision to throttle the performance of older models of iPhone with degraded batteries has continued to mount despite the company’s apologies, with Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee chair Sen. John Thune asking the company to give Congress more information.Read more...

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Yesterday, camera manufacturer Kodak—whose stock was previously hovering around $3.10 a share—announced that it was forming its own cryptocurrency, an ambiguously blockchain-based project called “KodakCoin.” As has happened with a number of smaller stocks, Kodak’s stock immediately skyrocketed as soon as the words…Read more...

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The government of the U.K. has denied a motion to grant Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 over fears he could be extradited, diplomatic protections.Read more...

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YouTube star Logan Paul, who caused an international controversy last week when he made a film inside Aokigahara, known as Japan’s “suicide forest,” has been removed from the lucrative Google Preferred system, while all of his original YouTube Red deals are now on hold.Read more...

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For the third time in recent months, big problems have been discovered with macOS High Sierra.Read more...

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Understanding and making money in the stock market is no easy task (especially given how nonsensical the ebbs and flows of a stock can be). But a recently released working paper suggests—not for the first time—that you could do pretty well for yourself by ignoring everything so-called experts say. It found that over…Read more...

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Dutch blockchain company LegalThings announced in a press release on Wednesday that it is developing an app, LegalFling, which in theory could allow about-to-bone partners to log what they are and are not okay with before they bone. The company notes that you can mark your do’s and don’ts “with the swipe of a finger.”…Read more...

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With New Year’s resolutions still fresh in everyone’s minds, Peloton announced its second major product on Tuesday: a treadmill. Except, as Peloton CEO John Foley explained to me at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the new Peloton Tread is more than a running machine. It’s being billed as a private…Read more...

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South Carolina hasn’t killed anyone on death row in six years. Not because the state wouldn’t like to kill people, but simply because drug companies won’t sell them the lethal injection drugs to do it. In response, frustrated lawmakers in South Carolina held hearings today about bringing back the electric chair for…Read more...

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As the organizers of CES 2018 reminded us today, when you rely on gadgets, it’s a good idea to plan ahead to ensure you’ve always got power. There’s no shortage of portable batteries being shown off on the CES show floor, but none of them compare to this monstrosity that Duracell’s created.Read more...

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We’ve always written about design at Gizmodo, usually in the context of how gadgets look and work. Over the last fifteen years, we’ve gradually expanded our coverage to include the many ways technology is transforming almost everything in the world, and it makes sense for us to take a broader view of design as well.Read more...

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Far from the flashy mega-booths of companies like Samsung and Sony is a section of CES known as Eureka Park, filled with startups trying to bring truly innovative products to the market. But there’s just as many companies showing off products that will leave you scratching your head. Does the world really need a GoPro…Read more...

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