Top Stories police
- Of Course This Australian Driver Filmed His Own Police Chase
- Is The Xbox Durango Prankster About To Be Charged With Owning A 'Stun Gun'?
- Exclusive: The Australian Raid On SuperDaE And How A Prank Over The Next Xbox Ended In Corporate Espionage
- Spider Blamed For Sydney House Explosion. Yes, Really.
- Global Operation Sees Infamous 'Microsoft' Scammers Finally Taken Down [Updated]
- Police Have Started Wardriving For Unsecured Networks In Queensland
Scientists unlock mystery of out-of-body experiences.
The newest tomahawk is a mighty morphin' cruise missile.
Free Apps For iOS, Android And Windows Phone
This Week In Smartphone Software Updates
When will you be updated...?
Whitenoise Gizmodo Community
Where the Giz community chats.
I did the world's first ice cream cleanse.
App Deals Of The Day
Today's best mobile app deals for Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
A one-way trip to Mars, China's smog-busting drones.
Boeing's X-36 is the single coolest R/C plane in the history of aviation.
How the art of tattoo has coloured world history.
Remember those laws Queensland was working on to combat so-called “Facebook parties”? They’re set to go before Parliament this week. If you’re caught running a party that has got out of hand, you’re in for the legal high-jump.
White Heat is a classic gangster film from 1949, starring James Cagney. It is a thoroughly Los Angeles flick, filmed almost exclusively in the Greater Los Angeles region, including scenes shot at Warner Brother Studios in Burbank. The film is considered a classic for many reasons — but what’s interesting specifically in terms of Gizmodo is its depiction of what, at the time, cutting-edge technologies that have been adapted by the police to track down Cagney’s gang.
Documenting a crime scene well is super-important. Once it gets reopened to the public, there’s no going back. You can take all the pictures you want, and they might not cut it, but Roswell Police have a new future-cop style trick: scanning the whole dang place.
Climbing into a top loader and waiting for your girlfriend to come home is probably never going to end well. Especially if you’re naked and calling it a game of ‘hide and seek’. Even more so if it takes the combined efforts of police, firefighters, paramedics, SES plus Search and Rescue 20 minutes to grease you up and out (see video).
Figures from the Attorney-General’s Department are in, and Australia continues to listen in to phone calls and peek at emails at an alarming rate. In the 2012-2013 period, police and government agencies spent more than $50 million on phone taps, accompanied by increases across the board to interception – some of it with a warrant, some of it not.
The US city of Vicco, Kentucky, has has just a few hundred people. It only recently got its own police officer. And now that officer, Police Chief Tony Vaughn, will be the first in the country to be paid in Bitcoin. Because I guess good old fashioned US dollars aren’t even good enough for government employees anymore.