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Cops on Segways are so 1993 and no one takes them seriously. That’s why San Francisco now has cops on quadskis, the quad bike that turns into a jet ski that turns whoever’s riding it into a kind of poor man’s James Bond. And at least one of them is being used to patrol the San Francisco Bay during baseball games.Read more...

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You still can’t actually ride them, but Kids Logic is the first toymaker that can legitimately claim to sell floating hoverboards —even if they’re one-sixth the size of the real thing, and only work over a special magnetic pad.Read more...

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There’s an old commercial for Westwood College that’s become something of a running joke in the video game world. Two young men sit at a couch, hammering away at PlayStation controllers. A woman walks in. “Hey guys, finish testing that game yet?” she asks. “I’ve got another one I need designed.”Read more...

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Have you ever watched a music video for a popular song and thought you could’ve done a much better job? Much to the chagrin of all your social media followers, with Triller, a new app for iOS, you can easily shoot and share your own version—no editing skills required.Read more...

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There’s no question that the age of autonomous killing machines is upon us. But some very smart and very influential people would like to turn back the clock.Read more...

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On Saturday night, police cut power at a concert in Hammond, Indiana, to censor a holographic performance by hip hop artist Chief Keef.Read more...

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Well before the internet made it a breeze to instantly send a photo from one side of the world to the other, this ancient-looking machine, the United Press International UPI Model 16-S, scanned black and white photos and sent them across the globe via phone lines.Read more...

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In what the AP calls a “hastily called news conference” this morning, Boston mayor Marty Walsh announced that he will “refuse” to sign its host city contract unless he’s sure taxpayers won’t be paying the bill if the games go over budget. Read more...

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posted about 15 hours ago on gizmodo
Razer, the lime green snake-labeled company that makes very good mice and very good gaming laptops , just bought Ouya, the company behind that microconsole Kickstarter that everyone talked about for a month then forgot. Maybe Razer wants to make its Forge TV console better (with Ouya somehow)?Read more...

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Planned Parenthood has a lot of enemies, and now some are claiming they have hacked the reproductive health service, stealing emails, salted passwords, and employee information. Read more...

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With Twitter’s recently revamped security dashboard rolling out to all of its 302 million users, there’s no time like the present to run a quick audit of your account security—and checking up on the devices and apps associated with your Twitter profile is a key part of that.Read more...

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posted about 16 hours ago on gizmodo
We all have our personal feelings about how a burger should be cooked. But if there’s one thing that’s universally agreed upon, it’s that a burger on bun with ketchup and toppings should be very much dead. In reality, that’s not the case at all.Read more...

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Deadspin Junior Galette’s Twitter Rant Savages Sean Payton And The Saints | io9 Can You Solve Isaac Newton’s Tree Puzzle? | Jalopnik Watch This Boeing 777 Land In A 75 MPH Windstorm | Jezebel 35 Cosby Accusers Come Forward, Are Photographed For New York |Read more...

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Because of their ubiquity, it’s easy to forget how impressive airplanes are. But this treasure trove of videos on the YouTube channel JustPlanes, full of old and new footage alike of flights and pilot POVs, reminds us of the awesomeness of those big metal birds.Read more...

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posted about 17 hours ago on gizmodo
On Sunday night, New York Magazine published the accounts of 35 women who say Bill Cosby raped them. It’s a powerful, first-hand narrative coupled with striking portraits of the victims but you can’t read it, because a racist hacker who apparently hates New York City took the magazine’s website offline.http://jezebel.com/35-cosby-accus... Read more...

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First revealed before Toy Fair 2015 earlier this year, we’re finally starting to get glimpses of Nerf’s new Rival line in action . Designed to keep older kids interested in the toys, the new blasters fire small foam balls at your opponents at speeds of up to 70 MPH, but without the pain and bruises that are common with paint ball.Read more...

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posted about 18 hours ago on gizmodo
This may look like a piece of abstract art, but you’re actually looking at the cutting-edge of optical technology. Using a branch of physics known as plasmonics, this microscopic set-up can pulse light on-and-off a bewildering 90 billion times per second.Read more...

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A police raid in Beijing has shut down a large counterfeit iPhone factory that had produced over 41,000 handsets, reported to be worth $19 million.Read more...

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posted about 19 hours ago on gizmodo
Robotic surgery has become a relatively commonplace, with 1.7 million robotic procedures occurring between 2007 and 2013. This new tiny robotic wrist, however, will take the procedure into the head, face and neck.Read more...

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posted about 20 hours ago on gizmodo
Funky, floral, complex. No, this is not a description of a piece of vintage wallpaper. These are some of the words that are used to describe the enormous variety that exists within the world of beer. Whether you are enjoying the outdoors on a sunny day or sitting by the fire on a cold, winter night, there is a beer to match every occasion. In honor of this tasty drink, we have put together a compilation of PLOS ONE articles dedicated to the study of beer and the yeast and bacteria that mold its complexity.Read more...

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posted about 21 hours ago on gizmodo
As views go, astronauts aboard the International Space Station get a pretty good deal. Like this sensational sight of the Nile at night—a glowing line of light and life cutting through the expanse of Africa.Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
Those web pages that stop you getting to the information you really want in favor of asking you to Download An App are deeply annoying. But now a study by Google shows just how counter-productive they actually are for the people that put them there in the first place.Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on gizmodo
We used to think that antibiotic resistance came at a cost for bacteria, making them weaker. It turns out that for some bacteria, resistance can make them stronger and more virulent.Read more...

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In the ‘interesting new technology’ stakes, new PC monitors normally rank just above updated versions of power strips. But when a monitor includes a built-in Qi wireless charging pad? Now we’re talking. Read more...

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Had Xbox Live issues today? You’re not alone. Read more...

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