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Uh Oh, Uber Might Be Thinking About Self-Driving Scooters and Bikes Now Uh Oh, Uber Might Be Thinking About Self-Driving Scooters and Bikes Now

Uber—the company that had to pull its self-driving cars off the road for most of 2018 following a lethal accident that allegedly came after warnings of routine accidents—is hiring for a program that may work on self-driving “micromobility” devices, TechCrunch reported on Sunday.

Pope Endorses App Pope Endorses App

Apps! They’re everywhere! Even Pope Francis is endorsing them. On Sunday, the pontiff touted an app called ClickToPray ahead of the World Youth Day festival in Panama.

Netflix Has Reportedly Signed a 'Best Practices' Code in India to Avoid State Censorship Netflix Has Reportedly Signed a 'Best Practices' Code in India to Avoid State Censorship

Netflix and eight other streaming services including pending Disney acquisition Hotstar and Jio Cinema have signed a “code of best practices” stating they will voluntarily self-regulate their content in India, CNN Business reported on Friday. According to CNN, the agreement (posted to Indian tech site MediaNama)…

Amazon Is Rolling Out a 'Robotic Tech Vest' to Keep Workers From Getting Hit by Robots Amazon Is Rolling Out a 'Robotic Tech Vest' to Keep Workers From Getting Hit by Robots

Amazon has begun rolling out a “new worker safety wearable” to over 25 of its locations over the past year, TechCrunch reported on Friday—namely, a “Robotic Tech Vest” that alerts robots to the location of workers within a facility in order to prevent workplace accidents.

Report: The FTC May Slam Facebook With 'Record-Setting' Fine Over User Privacy Report: The FTC May Slam Facebook With 'Record-Setting' Fine Over User Privacy

Federal Trade Commission staff assessing whether social media giant Facebook violated a legally binding user privacy agreement with the agency are considering slapping the company with a “record-setting fine,” the Washington Post reported Friday, citing “three people familiar with the deliberations but not authorized…

At Least 66 Dead in Mexican Gasoline Pipeline Explosion, Dozens More Injured At Least 66 Dead in Mexican Gasoline Pipeline Explosion, Dozens More Injured

At least 66 people are dead and over 70 more are injured following a massive gasoline pipeline explosion Friday night in the town of Tlahuelilpan, north of Mexico City in the state of Hidalgo, with authorities putting the blame on fuel thieves.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere Sure Loves Trump's Hotels Now, and Boy, What a Coincidence That Is T-Mobile CEO John Legere Sure Loves Trump's Hotels Now, and Boy, What a Coincidence That Is

T-Mobile is still cruising towards a $26 billion merger with Sprint, a deal that would combine the third- and fourth-biggest wireless carriers in the U.S. into one massive company. And after the deal was announced in April 2018, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, T-Mobile executives quickly grew fond of a D.C.…

Report: Feds Are Preparing Trade Theft Case Against Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Report: Feds Are Preparing Trade Theft Case Against Chinese Tech Giant Huawei

Federal prosecutors “are pursuing a criminal investigation” of Chinese tech giant Huawei for allegedly stealing the trade secrets of U.S. firms, with the case in part based on allegations raised in civil lawsuits, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

YouTube Finally Explicitly Bans Dangerous Pranks and Challenges After Bird Box Fiasco YouTube Finally Explicitly Bans Dangerous Pranks and Challenges After Bird Box Fiasco

YouTube has changed its policies in an attempt to cut down on potentially dangerous challenges and pranks, Engadget reported on Tuesday, updating its rules to explicitly ban them from the site.

Roku Furiously Backpedals After Briefly Saying It Would Allow Infowars Channel Roku Furiously Backpedals After Briefly Saying It Would Allow Infowars Channel

Alex Jones, chief of noxious conspiracy website and suspicious supplement sales front Infowars, was kicked off most of the web’s biggest platforms last year amid legal battles over his alleged harassment and defamation of mass shooting survivors’ families: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Apple, Spotify, and Pinterest, to…

Defendants Charged in Alleged Scheme to Hack SEC Filing System, Steal Financial Info Defendants Charged in Alleged Scheme to Hack SEC Filing System, Steal Financial Info

U.S. authorities have charged “a suspected Ukrainian computer hacker and several traders” with attempting to cash in on “market-moving corporate earnings news” stolen from Securities and Exchange Commission systems, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

If You're Missing a Colossal Disk of Ice, This City in Maine Definitely Found It If You're Missing a Colossal Disk of Ice, This City in Maine Definitely Found It

This week in the city of Westbrook, Maine, a huge, rotating circle of ice formed on the Presumpscot River. While it seems like it could be an omen of the impending apocalypse or a particularly low-effort attempt at a crop circle by extraterrestrials, in reality it appears to be another example of a natural yet rare …

Bonkers Post Making Up Stuff About Female Microsoft Developer Advocate Backfires Big Time Bonkers Post Making Up Stuff About Female Microsoft Developer Advocate Backfires Big Time

The tables turned big time on a supposed software developer posting under the identity “Tee Medlin” on Friday after he sent an Instagram post accusing Microsoft senior cloud developer advocate Chloe Condon of stalking him at a conference—something that never occurred—and other social media users quickly discovered…

E-Scooter Startup Bird: We're Sorry for Sending Wild Legal Threats to Media Over Scooter Hacks E-Scooter Startup Bird: We're Sorry for Sending Wild Legal Threats to Media Over Scooter Hacks

On-demand electric scooter startup Bird has backed down from its legal threats against Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow for publishing a piece detailing how a $30 kit from China could be used to rewire the hoards of abandoned Bird scooters sitting around city impound lots, the BBC reported on Monday.

The Worst Pain in the World, Bendable Phones, and Joshua Tree: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week The Worst Pain in the World, Bendable Phones, and Joshua Tree: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Ten hut, Gizmodo readers! Do you have a New Year’s Resolution you should be working on? Do not answer that rhetorical question, because yours are the feeble dreams of weaklings and mine is to whip this sorry, good-for-nothing blog audience squad into shape!

Biology Lab Strips James Watson of All Honorary Titles After 'Reprehensible' Race Remarks Biology Lab Strips James Watson of All Honorary Titles After 'Reprehensible' Race Remarks

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has stripped James Watson, the 90-year-old Nobel Prize-winning scientist famous for determining the double-helix structure of DNA with his partner Francis Crick in the 1950s based on research conducted by British chemist Rosalind Franklin, of all his honorary titles after the…

Reports: Police Defuse Gas Station Standoff by Having Robot Deliver Vape Pen to Suspect Reports: Police Defuse Gas Station Standoff by Having Robot Deliver Vape Pen to Suspect

A six-hour standoff between police and a 40-year-old man who allegedly splashed gasoline on the floor of a Novato, California, convenience store “while threatening to burn it down” and later fled to a nearby Safeway ended when police defused the situation with a robot carrying a vape pen, the Sacramento Bee reported…

Airlander 10, Butt-Shaped Airship Prototype and World's Longest Aircraft, to Be Retired Airlander 10, Butt-Shaped Airship Prototype and World's Longest Aircraft, to Be Retired

Hybrid Air Vehicles, the company behind the Airlander 10 airship (the world’s longest aircraft and also known as the “flying bum” for its resemblance to a butt), said on Sunday that its current prototype will not be rebuilt but that it plans to build a new generation of airships, the Guardian reported.

President Trump's Government Shutdown Is Breaking Federal Websites President Trump's Government Shutdown Is Breaking Federal Websites

Dozens of federal government websites are not working correctly due to the ongoing government shutdown, BuzzFeed News reported on Friday, including ones for the Seventh Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals and some NASA and Department of Justice webpages. According to BuzzFeed, these sites and others appear to be…

World War I-Era German Submarine Resurfaces From the Sand Near French Coast World War I-Era German Submarine Resurfaces From the Sand Near French Coast

The remains of SM UC-61, a World War I German minelaying submarine (also known as a U-boat) is resurfacing on the coast of Wissant near Calais over a century after it was abandoned and scuttled by its 26-sailor crew in 1917 before they surrendered to the French, the BBC reported on Saturday.

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