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Could Teleporting Ever Work?

Have the major airlines spent decades suppressing teleportation research? Have a number of renowned scientists in the field of teleportation studies disappeared under mysterious circumstances? Is there a cork board at the FBI linking Delta Airlines, shady foreign security firms, and dozens of murdered research professors? Is that investigation being…

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5G Should Be Free

From July 1, Telstra will begin charging some customers for 5G. Vodafone and Optus have started rolling out their own mobile 5G networks, with neither ruling out a 5G charge in the future. But considering the cost of a 5G handset and how few Australians can access a solid 5G signal right now, one thing has become clear.

Nobody should be paying extra for 5G.

‘Digital Twins’ Can Help Monitor Infrastructure and Save Us Billions

Urban infrastructure – bridges, roads, railways, pipelines, power transmission towers and so on – must be inspected regularly to operate safely. Imagine if we used advanced technologies available to us, such as wireless sensors, mobile apps and machine learning, to remotely inspect and maintain this infrastructure. This could eliminate the…

Jeep Needs To Build A Chassis-Cab Gladiator

We’ve had the Jeep Gladiator for a little more than a year now. It’s a great truck. It’s capable off-road. It’s got pretty good towing chops. It looks cool too. But it isn’t selling particularly well anymore, and the recent downturn isn’t likely to help that case very much. But…

Oh No, a Baby Yoda Toy You’re Explicitly Meant to Bop

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, Gizmodo’s regular round up of the coolest toys and collectibles around the internet. This week: Spider-Gwen swings into the MAFEX line (and brings a friend with her), Hasbro turns to some Transformers who cannot transform, and yes, get ready to bop The Mandalorian’s lil’est star….

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How to Watch Movies and Shows With Other People

Meeting up with friends or heading to the movies isn’t quite as easy as it used to be — in some place, it’s not even possible. But streaming services are filling in the gaps with a growing number of ways to watch something with other people, even when you’re physically…

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Read Creatures of Charm and Hunger: Chapter 26

Two years ago, Gizmodo shared author Molly Tanzer’s Victorian fantasy novel Creatures of Will & Temper in serialised excerpts. And now we’ve got good news for fans of the author, not to mention fans of free books: We’re doing it again, with her newest title! Check out chapter 26 today.

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Facebook Will Finally Tell Your Aunt That Article Is From 3 Months Ago

Raise your hand if you sometimes forget to look at the publication date of an article before you breathlessly share it with a friend? It’s ok, you’re only human. After years of promoting old and outdated content, Facebook finally wants to help you remember. According to a recent blog post…

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Read Creatures of Charm and Hunger: Chapter 25

Two years ago, Gizmodo shared author Molly Tanzer’s Victorian fantasy novel Creatures of Will & Temper in serialised excerpts. And now we’ve got good news for fans of the author, not to mention fans of free books: We’re doing it again, with her newest title! Check out chapter 25 today.

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How Phone Banking Teens Are Reshaping U.S. Congress

This week’s U.S. election primaries were full of huge progressive victories, including races that prominently featured climate champions. What helped fuel a win for Jamaal Bowman and lead for Charles Booker wasn’t just your usual get-out-the-vote operation, though. It was one run by teens who, despite not being able to…

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Documents Leak Teasing a Cheaper Xbox Series X

Xbox Series X development docs, distributed courtesy of a leaker on Twitter, tease a long-rumoured second Xbox Series X. As the Verge’s Tom Warren notes, the second console, code-named Lockhart, has been rumoured for some time. This is just more fuel for the “Lockhart is real” fire. If it is…

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A Familiar Jurassic Park Name Returns for Dominion, With a New Face

Disney could push back Mulan’s release once more. Try to be surprised, but yes, Chiwetel Ejiofor will be back for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The Michael Bay-produced coronavirus disaster movie expands its cast. Plus, Flex Mentallo helps Rita out in new Doom Patrol pictures, and Gerard Butler…

Burger King Is Leveraging Tesla Autopilot’s Confusion To Sell Whoppers

Say what you will about the monarch that controls the Kingdom of Burger, but he’s no fool. That’s why the Monarch of Meat announced a campaign that takes advantage of some sloppy sign recognition in the Tesla Autopilot’s Traffic Light and Stop Sign control, specifically in instances where the Tesla…

Russians Build A Walking Car And It’s Creepier Than You Expect

The Youtube channel Garage 54 is run by people whose thirst for outlandish automotive experimentation knows no bounds. The team’s latest video involves installing “legs” onto the rear of an old Lada sedan, and the results are both impressive and, for reasons that I can’t really put my finger on,…

The Dumbest Antitrust Probe In Car History Was Even Dumber Than We Thought

Last September, we got word that the U.S. Department of Justice had begun an investigation into Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and BMW after the four said they had reached agreements with California over emissions regulations. Surely that all didn’t start because of tweets from Trump, right? Oh wait, I’m being told…

The Ram TRX Is Coming To Wreak Havoc

I don’t know if it’s necessarily a good idea that late this winter we’ll get a Hellcat-powered Ram TRX, but it looks like it’s happening. Brace for impact, everybody.

DOJ’s New WikiLeaks Indictment Has Significant, Convenient Plot Holes

In its push to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the U.K., the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday published a superseding indictment aimed at broadening “the scope of the conspiracy surrounding alleged computer intrusions with which Assange was previously charged.” The names of certain organisations and individuals are masked, including…

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Apparently It’s Sue Big Oil Week

It’s lawsuit week for Big Oil. A day after Minnesota filed a groundbreaking suit, Washington, DC District Attorney General Karl Racine sued ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, and Shell, alleging that the companies “systematically and intentionally misled consumers … about the central role their products play in causing climate change.”