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Mammals Can Breathe Through Their Intestines

fahrbot-bot shares a report from Gizmodo: When pressed for oxygen, some fish and sea cucumbers will use their lower intestines to get a little extra out of their environment. Now, a team of Japanese researchers say that mammals are also capable of respirating through their rectal cavity, at least in a lab setting. The team's research is published today in the journal Med and describes the capacity for mice, rats, and pigs to survive longer and have more strength in low-oxygen circumstances when ...
Tags: Tech, Gizmodo


GTA 5 Graphics Are Now Being Boosted By Advanced AI At Intel

Researchers at Intel Labs have applied machine learning techniques to GTA 5 to make it look incredibly realistic. Gizmodo reports: [I]nstead of training a neural network on famous masterpieces, the researchers at Intel Labs relied on the Cityscapes Dataset, a collection of images of a German city's urban center captured by a car's built-in camera, for training. When a different artistic style is applied to footage using machine learning techniques, the results are often temporally unstable, whic...
Tags: Tech, Intel, Gizmodo, Intel Labs


A New Printer Uses Sawdust To Print Wooden Objects (slashdot)

A new printer called Forust is using scrap wood to 3D print wooden objects that are as structurally sound as regular carved wood. Created by Andrew Jeffery and a team of researchers at Desktop Metal, the printer prints using fine sawdust that is formed into solid objects. Gizmodo reports: The printer works similarly to an inkjet printer and squirts a binding agent onto a layer of sawdust. Like most 3D printers, the object rises out of the bed of sawdust and then, when complete, can be sanded and...
Tags: News, Gizmodo, JEFFREY, Desktop Metal, BeauHD, Andrew Jeffery


Good Night, Meat Prince

Bryan Menegus is one of the most frustrating editors I’ve ever worked with, which is to say he had annoying feedback like ‘Do you have a source on this?’, ‘This paragraph is complete gibberish’, ‘Did you forget to end this sentence?’, or ‘This is just totally factually wrong’. He also changed the structure of…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Elon Musk, Science, Blogs, Blogging, Ferrari, Michael Caine, The Onion, Smash, Tumblr, Bob, Gizmodo, Gawker, Gawker Media, Hamilton Nolan


A New Printer Uses Sawdust To Print Wooden Objects

A new printer called Forust is using scrap wood to 3D print wooden objects that are as structurally sound as regular carved wood. Created by Andrew Jeffery and a team of researchers at Desktop Metal, the printer prints using fine sawdust that is formed into solid objects. Gizmodo reports: The printer works similarly to an inkjet printer and squirts a binding agent onto a layer of sawdust. Like most 3D printers, the object rises out of the bed of sawdust and then, when complete, can be sanded and...
Tags: Tech, Gizmodo, JEFFREY, Desktop Metal, Andrew Jeffery


Ohio state senator admits to driving with a fake background of his office during a Zoom call on the same day the legislature debated a bill penalizing distracted drivers

Ohio state senator Andrew Brenner seen driving while on a Zoom call. Ohio Channel An Ohio state senator was driving during a Zoom call on the same day the state legislature took up a bill that would penalize distracted driving. State Sen. Andrew Brenner was seen wearing a seatbelt and driving while his Zoom virtual background was a home office. Brenner told The Columbus Dispatch he "wasn't distracted," adding, "I've actually been on other calls, numerous calls, while driving." See ...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Trends, Driving, Ohio, Gizmodo, Columbus Dispatch, state Senate, State Legislature, Brenner, The Columbus Dispatch, Andrew Brenner, Ohio Controlling Board, Sonam Sheth Eliza Relman, Ohio Channel An Ohio


CDC Says 'Test Cruises' Can Start With Volunteer Passengers to Prove They're Covid Safe

The U.S.-based cruise ship industry will need to prove it can operate safely with test cruises and volunteer passengers before normal operations can begin, the Centers for Disease Control said in a statement on Wednesday. All cruise volunteers will need to be fully vaccinated and must agree to be tested for covid-19…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, Ships, Biden, Gizmodo, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Cruise Ships, Royal Caribbean, Centers for Disease Control, Grand Princess, Contemporary history, Covid 19 Pandemic, Disaster Accident, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Pandemic On Cruise Ships


Signal Tries to Run the Most Honest Facebook Ad Campaign Ever, Immediately Gets Banned

A series of Instagram ads run by the privacy-positive platform Signal got the messaging app booted from the former’s ad platform, according to a Signal published on Tuesday. The ads were meant to show users the bevy of data that Instagram and its parent company Facebook collects on users, by... targeting…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, Software, Gizmodo, Signal, Operating Systems, Adtech, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, Market Segmentation, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet


AirTag Removable Battery Sparks Child Safety Concerns

More than a week following their international debut, Apple's AirTag item tracker is now facing child safety concerns about its replaceable battery. AirTags feature a standard replaceable CR2032 coin-cell battery that Apple says can power an AirTag for an entire year. The battery in an AirTag can be removed by pushing down and twisting the AirTag's back-plate, a fairly straightforward and easy process. However, the easy battery replacement process has prompted concerns that a child could acc...
Tags: Apple, Australia, Reddit, Gizmodo, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Gizmodo Apple, Gizmodo Australia, Airtags, Officeworks


AirTags Removable Battery Sparks Child Safety Concerns

More than a week following their international debut, Apple's AirTag item tracker is now facing child safety concerns about its replaceable battery. AirTags feature a standard replaceable CR2032 coin-cell battery that Apple says can power an AirTag for an entire year. The battery in an AirTag can be removed by pushing down and twisting the AirTag's back-plate, a fairly straightforward and easy process. However, the easy battery replacement process has prompted concerns that a child could acc...
Tags: Apple, Australia, Reddit, Gizmodo, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Gizmodo Australia, Airtags, Officeworks


California Appeals Court Rules Amazon Can Be Held Liable for Third-Party Sellers' Faulty Products

A new chapter unfolded this week in Amazon’s years-long legal battle over selling exploding hoverboards. A California appeals court has ruled that the e-commerce giant is responsible for the safety of third-party products sold on its platform, according to the Los Angeles Times.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Publishing, Science, California, Retailers, Gizmodo, Rivers, Products, Amazon Marketplace, Christopher Dolan, Legal Liability, Tort Law, Los Angeles Times Read, 3d Publishing, Law Crime, Retractable Dog Leash


Facebook Says Posts Criticizing India's Prime Minister Were 'Mistakenly' Blocked

Facebook posts criticizing India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi were being blocked on Wednesday, the tech giant confirmed to Gizmodo, adding that it was a “mistake.” But why was Facebook content with the hashtag #ResignModi being censored in the first place? Facebook is being incredibly cagey about the specifics.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, India, Narendra Modi, Articles, Software, Gizmodo, Contemporary history, Covid 19 Vaccine, Covid 19 Pandemic, Health Medical Pharma, Narendra Modi Ministry, Facebook Says Posts Criticizing India


An Oracle EVP took a brass-knuckled approach with a reporter today; now he’s suspended from Twitter

Companies and the reporters who cover them routinely find themselves at odds, particularly when the stories being chased are unflattering or bring unwanted attention to a business’s dealings, or, in the company’s estimation, simply inaccurate. Many companies fight back, which is why crisis communications is a very big and lucrative business. Still, how a company fights back matters. And according to crisis communications pros who TechCrunch spoke with this afternoon, a new post on Oracle’s corpo...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Drama, China, Tech, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Times, Gizmodo, Oracle, Uae, WSJ, Don, Ken, Mara, Glueck


Oracle VP Ken Glueck Suspended by Twitter for Doxing a Reporter

A tweet from Oracle Executive VP Ken Glueck goading his followers into harassing a female reporter was found to violate Twitter's policies, the company told Gizmodo on Wednesday. From the report: Glueck, who's previously made headlines as one of the top lobbyists under Oracle, was forced to take down the tweet and have his account suspended in a read-only mode for the next 12 hours, a Twitter spokesperson said. "The Tweet you referenced was in violation of the Twitter Rules. The account owner wi...
Tags: Twitter, China, Tech, Gizmodo, Oracle, Mara, Glueck, Mara Hvistendahl, Ken Glueck


Oracle VP Ken Glueck Suspended by Twitter for Doxing an Intercept Reporter

A tweet from Oracle Executive VP Ken Glueck goading his followers into harassing a female reporter was found to violate Twitter’s policies, the company told Gizmodo on Wednesday. Glueck, who’s previously made headlines as one of the top lobbyists under Oracle, was forced to take down the tweet and have his account…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Gizmodo, Oracle, Glueck, Ken Glueck


Signal's Cellebrite Hack Is Already Causing Grief For the Law

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: A Maryland defense attorney has decided to challenge the conviction of one of his clients after it was recently discovered that the phone cracking product used in the case, produced by digital forensics firm Cellebrite, has severe cybersecurity flaws that could make it vulnerable to hacking. Ramon Rozas, who has practiced law for 25 years, told Gizmodo that he was compelled to pursue a new trial after reading a widely shared blog post written by ...
Tags: Maryland, Tech, Graham, Gizmodo, Cellebrite, Berkeley Law School, Marlinspike, Megan Graham, Ramon Rozas, Rozas, Samuelson Law Technology Public Policy Clinic


Internet Outage in Canada Blamed on Beavers Gnawing Through Fiber Cables

Beavers took down internet service for about 900 customers in a remote Canadian community this weekend after gnawing through crucial fiber cables, the Candian Broadcasting Corporation reported Sunday. From a report: The outage, which has since been resolved, also affected 60 cable TV customers and disrupted local cell phone service, according to a statement from the area's provider, Telus. Tumbler Ridge, a tiny municipality in northeastern British Columbia with a population of about 2,000 people...
Tags: Tech, Gizmodo, British Columbia, Telus, Beavers, Liz Sauve, Candian Broadcasting Corporation


Samsung's New Upcycling Program Allows You To Turn An Old Galaxy Phone Into a New IoT Device

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Today, with the expansion of its Galaxy Upcycling at Home service (which is still in beta), users in the U.S., U.K., and South Korea will get access to an experimental feature in the SmartThings app designed to give an old Galaxy handset new life as a useful smart home accessory. By using the app to reconfigure the device's battery usage and optimization, Samsung says even older devices will still be able to deliver good longevity, while the phon...
Tags: South Korea, Samsung, Tech, Gizmodo, U S U K


WandaVision's Suburban Sadness Is a Reminder of Our Failures—and What Needs to Change

Watching Disney+ and Marvel’s WandaVision as someone who I would say is, at best, loosely versed in the MCU means I missed a lot of the subtext io9 has delved deep into. But as someone who regularly writes about destructive systems at Gizmodo’s other subsite, Earther, what stood out to me was not just the struggle…Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, Sword, Vision, Elizabeth Olsen, Agatha, Agnes, Norm, Teyonah Parris, MCU, Scarlet Witch, Monica Rambeau, Wanda Maximoff, Fictional Characters


Postal Service Cops Are Monitoring Social Media, 'Sensitive' Internal Document Says

Add another pushpin to the string wall of America’s shadowy force of postal service cops. Yahoo News reports that the USPS’s security arm, the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), monitored social media for potential threats of domestic violence. According to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo…Read more...
Tags: Science, Yahoo, Government, America, Social Issues, Usps, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, United States Postal Service, Department of Homeland Security DHS, Yahoo News, United States Department of Homeland Security, Steve Bannon, United States Postal Inspection Service, Postal Police, Parler


FTC Says Racist Algorithms Could Get You In a Lot of Trouble

Tentatively excellent news! The FTC has declared that it is serious about racist algorithms, and it will hold businesses legally accountable for using them. In a friendly-reminder type announcement today, it said that businesses selling and/or using racist algorithms could feel the full force of their legal might.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Articles, Social Issues, Machine Learning, Honda, Discrimination, Gizmodo, Bias, Science and Technology, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Algorithmic Bias, The Nader Report On The Federal Trade Commission, Philosophy Of Artificial Intelligence


Edward Snowden's NFT Self-Portrait Sells for $5.4 Million in Charity Auction

Gizmodo reports: The latest big name to get in on the NFT craze is former intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, who on Friday auctioned off an original NFT art piece for roughly $5.4 million worth of the cryptocurrency Ether. Titled "Stay Free", it's a digital self-portrait made out of pages from a U.S. Court of Appeals decision that ruled the National Security Agency's widespread surveillance of phone records violated the law, a practice Snowden brought to light in 2013 by ...
Tags: Snowden, Nsa, Tech, Edward Snowden, Gizmodo, National Security Agency, Freedom Of The Press Foundation, NFT, U S Court of Appeals


Founder of Adobe Dies at Age 81

Long-time Slashdot reader sandbagger brings the news that Charles 'Chuck' Geschke, the co-founder of Adobe, had died at the age of 81. The company started in co-founder John Warnock's garage in 1982, and was named after the Adobe Creek which ran behind Warnock's home, offering pioneering capabilities in "What you see is what you get" (or WYSIWYG) desktop publishing. Gizmodo reports: "This is a huge loss for the entire Adobe community and the technology industry, for whom he has been a guide...
Tags: Chuck, Adobe, Tech, Gizmodo, Carnegie Mellon University, Slashdot, Warnock, Mercury News, Geschke, Shantanu Narayen, Narayen, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, John Warnock, Charles Chuck Geschke


Microsoft Edge Adds a 'Kids Mode' Limiting Browsing to 70 Web Sites

"In Microsoft's ongoing endeavor to convert people to its rebooted Edge web browser, it's launching a new Kids Mode that makes it easy for parents to control how their children surf the web," reports Gizmodo: Parents have the choice between two versions, one for ages five to eight years and one for ages nine to 12 years. Both enable the strictest level of tracking prevention in Edge and Bing SafeSearch by default to filter out adult text, images, and videos from search results. The only differe...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Gizmodo, Msn, Don, Bing SafeSearch


A Tesla Helped Police Track Down a Hate Crime Suspect

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Throughout December, someone was setting fires at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Presbyterian Church, a "predominately Black" congregation located in Springfield, Massachusetts. An FBI affidavit claims that the last of these fires, set on Dec. 28, "essentially destroyed" the building -- burning away large parts of the interior. During this period, the same person is suspected of having carried out a "series of tire-slashings" targeted at ve...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Fbi, Maine, Gizmodo, Springfield, U S Justice Department, Springfield Massachusetts, Dushko Vulchev, interior During, Vulchev


Apple's App Store Hosted Kiddie Games With Secret Gambling Dens Inside

According to app developer Kosta Eleftheriou, Apple's App Store hosted a kid's game that's actually a front for gambling websites. "The secret password isn't one you'd be likely to guess: you have to be in the right country -- or pretend to be in the right country using a VPN," writes Sean Hollister via The Verge. "But then, instead of launching an ugly monkey-flipping endless runner game filled with typos and bugs, the very same app launches a casino experience." From the report: The app, "Jung...
Tags: Apple, US, Tech, Turkey, Italy, Vpn, App Store, Gizmodo, Sean Hollister, Eleftheriou, Kosta Eleftheriou, Colin Malachi


Leaked Data Reportedly Shows Cops Donated to Kyle Rittenhouse's Legal Defense Fund

A new investigation from The Guardian shows police and other public officials have been financially contributing to the legal defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old “Kenosha shooter” and rightwing icon currently on trial for killing the deaths of two people.Read more...
Tags: Science, United States, Wisconsin, Gizmodo, Black Lives Matter, Kenosha, Rittenhouse, Kenosha Wisconsin, American Society, AR 15, Jacob Blake, Kyle Rittenhouse, Rusten Sheskey, Sheskey, Law Crime, United States Racial Unrest


FedEx's No-Phone Policy Prevented Indianapolis Shooting Victims From Calling Loved Ones

FedEx is facing pressure to reconsider its policy of forcing employees to lock up their phones during work, following Thursday night’s deadly shooting at a ground facility in Indianapolis. CNN reported that, around 11 p.m. ET, a man opened fire in the parking lot and the facility, killing eight and injuring several…Read more...
Tags: Science, Indianapolis, Cnn, Companies, Transport, Holiday Inn, Gizmodo, Fedex, WRTV, Economy Of The United States, Express Mail, Vanessa Waters


Austin PD won't disavow 'paramilitary' culture in its academy; Dallas cops caught using unauthorized facial recognition tech; police reform in Houston hits a dead end; and other stories

Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention while mine is focused elsewhere. Consultant: Austin PD still embraces 'paramilitary' culture Austin's police academy retains a "predominantly paramilitary model," consultants Kroll and Associates found, and their training staff lacks diversity. "For the most part, Kroll has found APD reluctant to incorporate a lot of community/civilian input and distrustful of non-police personnel." Changes so far sound largely cosmetic: "there is ...
Tags: Texas, Maryland, Law, Austin, New Jersey, Dallas, New Mexico, Houston, Gizmodo, Apd, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Tarrant County, Lone Star State, Gutierrez, River Oaks


Striking Charter Workers Build ISP Where 'Profits Are Returned To Users'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Charter Communications employees who have been on strike since 2017 are building an Internet service provider in New York City called "People's Choice." "People's Choice Communications is an employee-owned social enterprise launched by members of IBEW Local #3 to bridge the digital divide and help our neighbors get connected to the Internet during the COVID-19 pandemic," the ISP's website says. "We are the workers who built a large part of N...
Tags: New York City, US, Tech, Ars Technica, Federal Communications Commission, Bronx, Gizmodo, Walcott, Charter Communications, NYC Housing Authority, People s Choice, IBEW, IBEW Local, Troy Walcott, People s Choice People s Choice Communications, Gizmodo Now