How Rich Are the Founders of Ripple and Ethereum?

Yesterday marked two records in the altcoin world: Ethereum’s per-coin value broke $1,000 (£737), and the rising value of Ripple supposedly boosted its co-founder Chris Larsen to an estimated net worth of $59.9 billion (£44 billion). Despite a very real speculation bubble around cryptocurrency, these financial gains are mostly on paper, and the two coins couldn’t be more different. Read More >>

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Our Favourite Gizmodo Videos of 2017

In 2017, we laughed, we cried, we screamed frustrations into the void and prayed for all Nazis to be punched into oblivion. But mostly, we made videos. And by “we” I mean the video team here at Gizmodo. To welcome 2018, we’ve rounded up our favourite videos of the year. It’s a spread that covers everything from polio to butter. There are even puppets involved. Read More >>

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Dropping a GoPro Camera Into a Well Looks Like a Soothing Never-Ending Trip to the Centre of the Earth

How do you relax? Maybe with a delicious meal, a trip to the theatre, or a good book? If you’re looking for another way to escape your stresses, you’ll be surprised at just how soothing it is to watch a five-minute video of a GoPro camera being lowered deep into a limestone well. Read More >>

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The 20 Coolest Gadgets of 2017

Another hellish year on this mortal plane is about to come to a conclusion. Soon, hopefully, the abject mediocrity will fade and we’ll forget everything that was boring or bland. Instead, we’ll remember only the very best and the very worst. Being that this is a site ostensibly about gadgets we felt it was important to remind you of the twenty very best gadgets from this year. Hopefully you’ll remember some of them with fondness as the world grinds on. Read More >>

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The Worst Gadgets of 2017

This was a bad year, and these gadgets made it worse. Some were epic disappointments. Others were just ill conceived from the very beginning. These are the worst. Read More >>

gift guide 2017
Gifts for Kids Who Are Just Starting to Love Superheroes

Nowadays, there’s only one group of kids that aren’t into superheroes: kids who aren’t into superheroes yet. There’s a tender age right before they realise that Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, and the rest are completely dominating pop culture... so why wait on them? These fun gift ideas will help (super-)speed up the process. Read More >>

A New Type of Gravitational Wave Could Be Spotted Soon, Claims New Paper

It can’t be stressed enough how crazy gravitational waves are. These supremely violent events take place many light years in the distance, and because they literally alter the shape of space and time, the ripples they produce can be detected on Earth. But gravitational wave astronomy is only in its infancy, and there’s even stranger things yet to be observed. Read More >>

Woman’s Webcam Starts Following Her Movements and Taunts ‘Hello’

Internet of Things devices are notoriously insecure and webcams are among the creepiest targets for hacks. A woman in the Netherlands recently learned just how disturbing these vulnerabilities can be, capturing footage of a home webcam that started tracking her movements and speaking to her in a sinister, unfamiliar voice. Read More >>

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Harvey’s Floodwaters Could Pose Serious Health Hazards

Extreme rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Harvey has left thousands in Houston and surrounding communities stranded. Some parts of the city have experienced over 40 inches of rain, and forecasters say that number is expected to rise over the coming days. Currently, the storm has repositioned itself in the Gulf of Mexico, where it will collect more moisture before striking land again. When it does, some areas of Texas and Louisiana could see an additional 20 inches of rain. On top of all this, flash flood warnings are still in effect as of this morning. Read More >>

Amazon is Being Sued for Alleged Cruel Discrimination Against Transgender Employee 

According to a recently filed lawsuit, a married couple faced persistent, cruel, and grotesque abuse at an Amazon shipping facility, and human resources did nothing to help. Read More >>

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Footage From the First Fast Hyperloop Test Looks Like a Tron-Inspired Fantasy

Hyperloop One recently crossed a major milestone, after it hurdled a vehicle through a vacuum-sealed tube at an eye-peeling 192 miles-per-hour. That’s almost Formula One speed, and by God, it looks incredible. Too bad people inside the windowless pod will never get to see it. Read More >>

Woman Makes Video for Fiverr, Gets Framed for Fake Anthrax Packages

We all know that the gig economy is just a terrifying innovation that makes it easier for the moneyed class to exploit workers. But one Fiverr drone recently found out that it’s also a perfect way to get framed for doing crimes. Read More >>

Doctors Slam New Recommendation That We Should Stop Antibiotic Treatments Early

Scientists from the UK caused quite a stir this week, when they announced that we don’t necessarily need to complete a full course of antibiotics in order to treat infections properly. It’s a provocative message, but sceptics say their advice is grossly premature—and even reckless. Read More >>

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What’s the Best Song, According to Science?

Some songs stick to your soul like ectoplasm. Whether you’re at the club or Chuck E. Cheese, sometimes you hear a certain song that brings you back to a moment in your life you’d forgotten. Good music is fun but ephemeral—the best music stays with you forever, sometimes a little too long. Seriously, stop buying Phish t-shirts. Read More >>

Vizio’s Tolerance for LeEco’s Bullshit Has Come to an End

By many accounts, LeEco was set to be the next major player in the US tech market. But its bank accounts indicate that this won’t be the case. Everything is going south for the Chinese startup and in the latest blow, Vizio is suing the company for $60 million (£46.4 million). Vizio claims that LeEco executives misrepresented its finances in a failed acquisition deal. Read More >>