DJI's New Mavic Air Is So Small It Fits in a Jacket Pocket

DJI just revealed a new, delightfully tiny drone called the Mavic Air. It’s a lot like the DJI Spark, announced last year, but its rotor arms fold in making the little bitty aircraft even more little bitty. If you set the Mavic Air on the table next to your smartphone, you’d find they have about the same size…

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Source: Gizmodo – DJI’s New Mavic Air Is So Small It Fits in a Jacket Pocket

Someone Please Convince a Toy Company to Make This Leaping, Rocket-Powered RC Car

Toymakers are always on the hunt for a fad or unique feature that will have parents fighting over their products come Christmas time. So if there are any toymakers reading this, the hot toy for the 2018 holidays will obviously be remote control cars outfitted with rocket engines helping them make the sickest of jumps.

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Source: Gizmodo – Someone Please Convince a Toy Company to Make This Leaping, Rocket-Powered RC Car

Facebook Invented a New Unit of Time

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that Facebook, as a company, is meant to be an innovator in fields beyond surveillance. But the announcement that it has created an entirely new unit of time is a nice reminder that the enormous company, which owns both WhatsApp and Oculus VR, is more than just one of the largest spy…

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Source: Gizmodo – Facebook Invented a New Unit of Time

ThinkGeek Has Vinyl Records, and They're All Up to 60% Off

If you weren’t aware (I wasn’t), ThinkGeek carries vinyl. Soundtracks to your favorite movies, video games, and TV shows are all on sale for up to 60% off. From Stranger Things and Star Wars to Cuphead and Legend of Zelda, you can listen to pop culture soundtracks on vinyl and relive those memories.

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Source: Gizmodo – ThinkGeek Has Vinyl Records, and They’re All Up to 60% Off

Mellow-Out Your Day With This Snowboarder’s Peaceful Ride Down a Mountain

The vast majority of snowboarding videos are packed with high-speed slalom runs, over-the-top jumps, and stunts intended to show off a rider’s extreme skills. But watching this video of Alex Pashley gently plowing through fresh powder as he weaves through trees might be the most relaxing thing you’ll watch this week.

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Source: Gizmodo – Mellow-Out Your Day With This Snowboarder’s Peaceful Ride Down a Mountain

Apple’s HomePod Will Finally Be Available on Feb 9th

When unexplained delays pushed Apple’s smart speaker back from a 2017 debut, Apple said it needed “a little more time before it’s ready” and promised an “early 2018" release. Now it seems Apple is making good on its revised launch window, as the HomePod will officially go on sale on February 9th.

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Source: Gizmodo – Apple’s HomePod Will Finally Be Available on Feb 9th

There Could Be a Future For More RoboCop Movies—Just Not in Its Rebooted Form

John Cena could bring Duke Nukem to life on the big screen. Don’t expect costumes in The New Mutants. Stranger Things’ Shawn Levy promises an easier time for Will in the next season. Plus, more behind-the-scenes footage from Black Panther, and a new look at Jessica Jones season 2. To me, my spoilers!

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Source: Gizmodo – There Could Be a Future For More RoboCop Movies—Just Not in Its Rebooted Form

Maker of Tide Pods: It's Not Our Fault That Teens Are Fucking Stupid

Why are teens eating Tide pods? Or, at least, pretending to eat them in videos that they’re posting online? We have some theories. But the company that makes the brightly colored laundry pods would like you to know that, whatever the reason, it’s not their fault.

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Source: Gizmodo – Maker of Tide Pods: It’s Not Our Fault That Teens Are Fucking Stupid

Trump Administration Targets Imported Solar Panels for Huge Tariffs

Donald Trump’s administration announced on Monday it would be imposing a 30 percent tariff on foreign-made solar panels, sparking warnings that the new regulations are a blow to alternative energy adoption across the U.S.

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Source: Gizmodo – Trump Administration Targets Imported Solar Panels for Huge Tariffs

This New Integral Memory 512GB MicroSD Card Is the Biggest on the Market

There’s now a microSD card capable of holding over half a terabyte of data. Per the Verge, Integral Memory’s new 512 gigabyte card exceeds the previous record holder, SanDisk’s 400GB card, by over a quarter more memory.

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Source: Gizmodo – This New Integral Memory 512GB MicroSD Card Is the Biggest on the Market

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Forgot His Twitter Password During That Fake Ballistic Missile Alert

Earlier this month, the state of Hawaii descended into a brief if existentially terrifying panic as its Emergency Management Agency dispatched a mass text message warning of an imminent “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT” after an employee pressed the wrong button. Many residents immediately scrambled for cover from what they…

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Source: Gizmodo – Hawaii Gov. David Ige Forgot His Twitter Password During That Fake Ballistic Missile Alert

DC's Cyborg Comic Is Being Resurrected by One of Its Original Creators

A few weeks ago, Cyborg’s latest self-titled series at DC Comics came to an end with Cyborg #20. But apparently, it was only a temporary respite for the cybernetic superhero. Not only is the series making a return, it’s doing so under the auspices of the legendary Marv Wolfman, who helped create Cyborg alongside…

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Source: Gizmodo – DC’s Cyborg Comic Is Being Resurrected by One of Its Original Creators

An American What We Do in the Shadows TV Show Has a Pilot Order, a Network, and a New Cast

Here’s some very promising news for fans of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s cult-beloved vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows: FX has ordered a pilot for a half-hour comedy series based on the film.

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Source: Gizmodo – An American What We Do in the Shadows TV Show Has a Pilot Order, a Network, and a New Cast

Trump’s Dead Voter Fraud Commission Tried to ID Every Hispanic Voter in Texas

New documents indicate that a member of President Trump’s recently dissolved voter fraud commission tried to identify which of Texas’s 50 million voters are Hispanic. The commission, disbanded earlier this month, was founded last year on the false claim of conspiracy theorists (and the president himself) that more…

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Source: Gizmodo – Trump’s Dead Voter Fraud Commission Tried to ID Every Hispanic Voter in Texas

Study: Being a Teen Sucks Now

Today’s kids are better behaved than ever. They’re having less sex (and more safely when they do), committing less crime, and doing fewer drugs. But research has also started to show they might be unhappier than previous generations of youths. A new study published today in Emotion adds more support to a leading…

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Source: Gizmodo – Study: Being a Teen Sucks Now

Here's the Latest Research on Why Dogs Eat Their Own Shit

It drives dog owners nuts. You’re out for a pleasant stroll with your canine companion, and because some asshat didn’t pick up after their own pooch, a fresh, steamy turd is sitting right there on the sidewalk. Before you have time to react, you horrifyingly watch your supposed best friend pounce upon the poop,…

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Source: Gizmodo – Here’s the Latest Research on Why Dogs Eat Their Own Shit

Intel is Trying to Fix the Biggest Problem With Its Spectre and Meltdown Patch

Earlier this month Intel released a patch for Spectre and Meltdown, the devastating vulnerabilities affecting every modern Intel processor. The patch wound up causing another problem: It led some PCs to reboot unexpectedly. Now, Intel says it’s identified a fix for its fix, according to Intel executive Navin Shenoy.

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Source: Gizmodo – Intel is Trying to Fix the Biggest Problem With Its Spectre and Meltdown Patch

Crosscheck Voter Fraud Program Hasn’t Suffered Any Data Breaches—If You Radically Redefine ‘Data Breaches’

For weeks, Kansas officials have been insisting that Crosscheck, an interstate program run by the state of Kansas and intended to detect illegal double voting, has never suffered a data breach—despite the fact that its voter files and the passwords to decrypt them have been repeatedly exposed.

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Source: Gizmodo – Crosscheck Voter Fraud Program Hasn’t Suffered Any Data Breaches—If You Radically Redefine ‘Data Breaches’

The Surprising Way New Zealand Could Soon Solve Its Predator Problem

Early in the morning a few days before Christmas, I sitting in the living room of my mom’s New Zealand apartment, typing away on my laptop, when a parrot flew up, perched itself on the balcony railing and stared at me expectantly, as if demanding that I bring it a treat. It was a Kaka parrot, a large, greenish-brown…

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Source: Gizmodo – The Surprising Way New Zealand Could Soon Solve Its Predator Problem