Google’s ‘Get the Message’ Campaign is Just Embarrassing

Google’s ‘Get the Message’ Campaign is Just Embarrassing

Will Android and Apple ever play nice? photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo This week, alongside massive unveiling of brand new foldable devices and accessories from Samsung, Google put out its own ad campaign in an attempt to rally the troops against Apple’s tyrannical reign on messaging. Google’s #getthemessage campaign hopes to stoke the flames of … Read more

What to Do if a Big Tech Company Steals Your Code

What to Do if a Big Tech Company Steals Your Code

Image: vintage tone (shutterstock) In 2016, cybersecurity pro Patrick Wardle heard a story that deeply disturbed him: cybercriminals were using malware to surreptitiously spy on people through their MacOS webcams and microphones. In one particularly unsettling case, a hacker had used a malware called “Fruitfly” to hijack the webcams of laptops with the goal of … Read more

Let’s Remember Some Cables

Let’s Remember Some Cables

< div> Image: Gizmodo/Shutterstock (shutterstock) Gizmodo is 20 years old! To celebrate the anniversary, we’re looking back at some of the most significant ways our lives have been thrown for a loop by our digital tools. Glance at your laptop and you might see a single USB-C cable. The industry is consolidating to a universal … Read more

Westworld Fidelity Recap: Season 4 Episode 6

Westworld Fidelity Recap: Season 4 Episode 6

screenshot: HBO “I only know what I tell me.” This short, stunning line of dialogue is spoken by Caleb (Aaron Paul) to Caleb (still Aaron Paul), both of whom—along with many other Calebs—are in a unique hell in “Fidelity.” He’s already faced the devastating news that he failed to stop Hale (Tessa Thompson) from taking … Read more

The Simpsons Movie, Now 15 Years Old, Was Always a Sure Thing

The Simpsons Movie, Now 15 Years Old, Was Always a Sure Thing

Image: Disney/20th Century Studios Is there a family in media who’s persisted quite so much as The Simpsons? Matt Groening’s five-person (and one dog!) family of yellow oddballs has been going on strong since 1989, as long as some of our parents have been married, if not alive altogether. Depending on who you are, time … Read more