Realme is Fixing Third Party Android Launcher Issue

Realme is Fixing Third Party Android Launcher Issue

In June Realme’s latest Android update stopped split screen functionality working on third party launchers. Despite this being a niche tech issue, drama managed to ensue. The company’s excuses changed, depending on who they were talking to. And this resulted in a developer calling it out. Now it seems Realme…

Toss Some Treats at These 10 Heroic Horror Dogs

Toss Some Treats at These 10 Heroic Horror Dogs

Dogs are a constant presence in scary movies, but they usually either meet tragic ends (RIP, Lester in Halloween) or are part of the horror (see: Cujo, The Omen, The Thing, Dracula’s Dog). By contrast, this list collects only good horror canines ” who actually make it to the end…

CNN Blurs Faces of U.S. Secret Police in Viral Video

CNN Blurs Faces of U.S. Secret Police in Viral Video

CNN aired a viral video on Sunday of U.S. secret police kidnapping people in Portland, Oregon — a tactic that White House officials say could be coming to several other cities in the coming weeks. CNN made an odd journalistic choice to blur the faces of the police in the…

Missouri’s Governor Says Kids Will Get Coronavirus In School, Deal With It

Missouri’s Governor Says Kids Will Get Coronavirus In School, Deal With It

While school districts across the nation are deciding if they want to return to in-person or distance learning in the fall, it seems like politicians remain decidedly split on the matter. While California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced certain districts would not be allowed to re-open their schools due…

New Hack Can Trick Phone Power Bricks into Starting Fires

New Hack Can Trick Phone Power Bricks into Starting Fires

Your phone’s power brick is typically a relatively innocuous piece of tech, but recently, researchers at a Chinese security firm discovered a way to hack a fast charge power adaptor so that when connected to a phone, the power brick can melt the phone or even start a fire.

Morgan Stanley Is First U.S. Bank to Measure How Dirty Its Investments Are

Morgan Stanley Is First U.S. Bank to Measure How Dirty Its Investments Are

Fossil fuels are increasingly an unattractive investment. On Monday, Politico reported that Morgan Stanley will be the first U.S. bank to begin disclosing how much its fossil fuel loans investments contribute to climate change. This is only the latest in a string of decisions banks have made around the oil…

Sci-Fi Explores the Interconnectedness Revealed by the Coronavirus Pandemic

Sci-Fi Explores the Interconnectedness Revealed by the Coronavirus Pandemic

In the early days of the coronavirus outbreak, a theory widely shared on social media suggested that a science fiction text, Dean Koontz’s 1981 science fiction novel, The Eyes of Darkness, had predicted the coronavirus pandemic with uncanny precision. COVID-19 has held the entire world hostage, producing a resemblance to…

Meet Moss, the Detection Dog Helping Tassie Devils Find Love

Meet Moss, the Detection Dog Helping Tassie Devils Find Love

Moss bounds happily through the bush showing the usual exuberance of a young labrador. Despite this looking like play, he is on a serious mission to help fight the extinction of some of our most critically endangered species. Moss is a detection dog in training. Unlike other detection dogs, who…

The SCG 008 Will Be A Baja and Dakar-Ready Kit Car Monster

The SCG 008 Will Be A Baja and Dakar-Ready Kit Car Monster

Last year, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus wowed us all when its reborn Boot dominated the Baja 1000. That car, a mid-engined GM LT4-powered supercar for the dunes, is well on its way to production in both two and four-door guise. But SCG has another prerunner coming, one that you’ll build yourself.

Volleyball Decides the War for Cybertron, and More of the Weirdest Toys of the Week

Volleyball Decides the War for Cybertron, and More of the Weirdest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, Gizmodo’s regular round up of the coolest toys and merch on the internet lately. This week: as San Diego Comic-Con draws (virtually) ever nearer, we’ve got tasty exclusives from robot volleyball to New Asgard. Plus, Lego gets artistic again, and Mario manages to make Jenga…

These Are Some of the Rarest Creatures Ever Caught on Camera

These Are Some of the Rarest Creatures Ever Caught on Camera

No matter how hard conservationists try, some animals just don’t want to be found. Perhaps this isn’t surprising since rare species, by their nature, are very hard to find. But capturing even a few minutes of them on camera can help transform our understanding of the rarest and most endangered…

This Is Why Half the Internet Shut Down Today

This Is Why Half the Internet Shut Down Today

Scores of websites and services went down Friday afternoon due to problems with Cloudflare’s DNS service, sparking rampant speculation about the cause. After all, a global DDOS attack would totally fit the real-life apocalypse movie that 2020 is increasingly turning into.

Police Arrest Suspect in the Murder of Tech C.E.O. Fahim Saleh

Police Arrest Suspect in the Murder of Tech C.E.O. Fahim Saleh

Investigators arrested a suspect this morning for the murder of tech C.E.O. Fahim Saleh, 33. Saleh’s personal assistant, Tyrese Devon Haspil, 21, is expected to be charged with second degree murder, along with other crimes, according to two officials who spoke with New York Times.