If climate change, nuclear weapons or Donald Trump don’t kill us first, there’s always artificial intelligence just waiting in the wings. It’s been a long time worry that when AI gains a certain level of autonomy it will see no use for humans or even perceive them as a threat. A new study by Google’s DeepMind lab may…
Our current solution to apples that start to soften (just bake them into a pie) has been working darn well. But a new method could give us apples that stay crisp for several weeks.
A new study suggests that people should regularly eat apples not necessarily to keep the doctor away, but as a means to reduce national health care spending.
How did the terribly bland Red Delicious apple come to dominate US grocery stores? The Atlantic recounts the rise of the Red Delicious, how the fruit lost its flavor, and why the apple is finding a market overseas.
Most kids growing up in the U.S. have heard of Johnny Appleseed. He's the subject of museums and storybooks. Like Paul Bunyan, he's a larger-than-life American myth, an outdoorsy, folksy wonder. Unlike Bunyan and his big blue ox, the shoeless hero bringing fruit to the frontier is actually based on a real person. A…
North America used to have a much more diverse assortment of apples. In fact, it's estimated that as many as 14,000 different varieties of apples were grown here in the 19th century. Today, only about 90 varieties are commercially grown.
This morning the folks over at AppleInsider discovered that Apple was granted a patent today for the iTime, which can only be described as a device-connected smartwatch that offers advanced functionality like arm and wrist gestures, as well as advanced proximity sensing, through a sensor-laden smart strap.
Chef Jasper van Ramshorst figured out the best way to skin an apple is to stick it on the end of a power drill, place a peeler in position and boom.
In grade school you probably learned Newton’s apple story around the time you learned that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree, that people in Columbus’ time thought that the world was flat, or that the Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving in America and invited the Native Americans to join them.
Fuji apples were, once upon a time, objectively and irrefutably the most delicious apples you could sink your teeth into—anyone who said otherwise was either a liar or a witch. These days, though, Fuji apples just aren't quite hitting the spot like they used to, and we might never see them reach their former glory…
When you're looking to buy an Apple iPhone off a classifieds ad, you expect certain things. Like it having a working touchscreen. Like it maybe be in one piece. Like it actually being an Apple iPhone and not... just an apple. A woman made the dear mistake of buying two apples in an iPhone box when she really wanted…
Good news for people who like to take a bite out of an apple, and then just leaving it sitting on the kitchen counter for the rest of the day: A small Canadian company called Okanagan Specialty Fruits is developing a genetically engineered apple that won't turn brown after it has been sliced or bruised. But while…
Bourbon and rye are absolutely wonderful just as they are, but variety is the spice of life. What if you could take a delicious whiskey and make it even smoother? Attenuate that high-proof alcohol bite? It's easier—and even more delicious—than you think.
Okanagan Specialty Fruits, a Canadian biotech company, has brought us the future... and it tastes like very fresh apples.
Apple peels could be the next superfood — for everyone from astronauts to bodybuilders. A substance found in the peel of an apple not only prevents muscle wasting, but also helps muscles grow more. Ursolic acid is currently used in cosmetics and is rumored to be able to help with some types of cancer. This new…
A Forbes Magazine article from 2000 called "Introducing the Computer of 2010" is as interesting for what it got right as for what it got wrong. Today's computer, said Forbes, would be Frisbee-sized and have a "virtual keyboard."
If you're enjoying cold, crisp apples in the summery northern hemisphere, ponder this: You'd be enjoying them even more if they were mutant apples.
Haha. An apple a day. Just like Gizmodo with all this Tablet news! Get it?! Funny. But this is different. It's a calendar concept. An ingenious one at that—and healthy too!