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Watch the Eerie Trailer for Gizmodo's New Investigative Podcast, The Gateway

Gizmodo is launching its first podcast next week, on May 30.

Student Punished for 'Implied Threat' After Putting High School on Craigslist Student Punished for 'Implied Threat' After Putting High School on Craigslist

While some of his classmates wanted to execute senior pranks that would potentially disrupt classes, Missouri high school student Kylan Scheele opted for some tomfoolery that was a little more chill.

Detroit Man Who Sold Diseased Body Parts Gets Nine Years in Prison Detroit Man Who Sold Diseased Body Parts Gets Nine Years in Prison

A Detroit body broker was sentenced to nine years in federal prison on Tuesday for hustling diseased organs.

Florida City Has Been Accidentally Sending Out Zombie Alert Messages Since Hurricane Irma Florida City Has Been Accidentally Sending Out Zombie Alert Messages Since Hurricane Irma

No one should ever screw around on a public alert system. But considering it’s been a bad year for warning systems—from the Hawaii false emergency alert accidentally informing the public of an incoming missile that didn’t exist to the National Weather Service’s false tsunami warning to the Department of Justice’s…

Elon Musk Is Jazzed About Selling Bricks Now Elon Musk Is Jazzed About Selling Bricks Now

Elon Musk has finally revealed the literal rocks he wants to sell people.

Doctor Charged in $240 Million Fraud Case Allegedly Gave Chemo to Patients Who Didn't Need It Doctor Charged in $240 Million Fraud Case Allegedly Gave Chemo to Patients Who Didn't Need It

Thousands of patients, including children, may have been affected in a doctor’s alleged scheme that funded his extravagant lifestyle.

Facebook Suspends 200 Apps That May Have Mishandled Your Data Facebook Suspends 200 Apps That May Have Mishandled Your Data

Facebook says it has investigated thousands of apps and suspended about 200 of them as a part of an investigation into apps that have accessed extensive amounts of user data.

Indian Police Say Conmen Used Fake Space Age Technology to Scam Investor Out of $200,000 Indian Police Say Conmen Used Fake Space Age Technology to Scam Investor Out of $200,000

A father-son duo in India were arrested after allegedly convincing a businessman to spend 14.3 million rupees (about $213,000) on their phony Space Age tech. Authorities say the pair was previously arrested for allegedly selling “naagmani,” a mystical medicine that comes from snakes—making them literal snake oil…

NYPD Testing 'Skim Reaper' to Fight Credit Card Fraud NYPD Testing 'Skim Reaper' to Fight Credit Card Fraud

The New York Police Department is testing out a device called the “Skim Reaper” in an effort to hinder credit card fraud.

Report: Russian Hackers Posed as ISIS to Attack U.S. Military Wives Report: Russian Hackers Posed as ISIS to Attack U.S. Military Wives

National news outlets reported in early 2015 that ISIS had threatened spouses of United States services members over Twitter. A new report asserts that those attacks actually came from Russia.

Pentagon Accuses China of Striking US Military Aircraft With Blinding Lasers Pentagon Accuses China of Striking US Military Aircraft With Blinding Lasers

The Department of Defense has accused China of hitting US military aircraft with blinding lasers. The laser beams, which allegedly came from China’s military base in the African nation of Djibouti, have been striking aircraft landing at the nearby US military base.

All the Changes Coming to Your Instagram All the Changes Coming to Your Instagram

At Facebook’s F8 conference on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg discussed how Instagram will be changing in the coming weeks. The upgrades include video chat, an Explore redesign, AR camera effects, and a bullying filter.

The Essential Elements of a Terrible Bitcoin Rap Video The Essential Elements of a Terrible Bitcoin Rap Video

If you were looking for another reason to hate crypto culture, then YouTube has a plethora of Bitcoin rap videos for you to peruse. Every single one of these blockchain anthems is just as bad as you can imagine, and often worse.

Russia's Floating Nuclear Power Plant Has Hit the Sea Russia's Floating Nuclear Power Plant Has Hit the Sea

Russia launched the world’s first floating nuclear power plant on Saturday. The 70-megawatt vessel, christened the Akademik Lomonosov, was towed away from St. Petersburg by two boats. It is currently coasting through the Baltic Sea to the town of Murmansk for fuel, and is then supposed to embark for the Arctic town of…

Is the Amazon Logo a Penis? Is the Amazon Logo a Penis?

Amazon has been using its current logo for 18 years. The online retailer started using the logo in June 2000, shortly after it expanded beyond selling books. The logo shows the company’s name, with an arrow that points from the “A” to the “Z” in the name.

Facebook ‘Looking Into’ Palantir’s Access to User Data Harvested by Cambridge Analytica Facebook ‘Looking Into’ Palantir’s Access to User Data Harvested by Cambridge Analytica

British lawmakers grilled Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer on Thursday, asking him questions about the social media company’s role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which roughly 87 million Facebook users had their data pilfered through a personality quiz app.

Chinese Police Confiscate 600 Bitcoin Mining Rigs in 'Largest Power Theft Case' in Years Chinese Police Confiscate 600 Bitcoin Mining Rigs in 'Largest Power Theft Case' in Years

Earlier this year, the Chinese government reportedly outlined plans to limit energy use by cryptocurrency miners and encourage their “orderly” exit from the industry. In the wake of intensified crackdown efforts, some of China’s largest miners opened operations abroad, but it seems at least one mining group tried to…

South Korea Stops Blaring High-Decibel K-Pop Propaganda at North Korea Border South Korea Stops Blaring High-Decibel K-Pop Propaganda at North Korea Border

The southern border of North Korea just got way less cheerful—or obnoxious. That’s because the South Korea military has turned off its dozens of giant speakers aimed at the totalitarian state. Until Monday morning, the speakers had been blasting K-pop and uplifting news that is censored in North Korea.

Brilliant Baboons Escape From Texas Biolab Using Their Captors' Own Barrels Brilliant Baboons Escape From Texas Biolab Using Their Captors' Own Barrels

Using just a 55-gallon barrel, three baboons liberated themselves the confines of a biomedical research facility this weekend for about half an hour before they were captured and returned to incarceration.

After Public Backlash, Sina Weibo Reverses Ban on LBGTQ Content After Public Backlash, Sina Weibo Reverses Ban on LBGTQ Content

Sina Weibo, one of China’s most popular social media sites, has reversed a ban on content “related to” homosexuality.

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