Control Your Smarthome By Using Your iPhone Like a TV Remote

Control Your Smarthome By Using Your iPhone Like a TV Remote

Last Decemberwe got a sneak peek at a radical new way to interact with the myriad of smart devices in our homes. It was a point and click iPhone app that Eliminated the need for voice commands or jumping between device specific apps. But it turns out developer Bastian Andelefski’s neat iOS demo wasn’t just … Read more

Google Stadia Fans Clocking Thousands Of Hours On Dead Service

Google Stadia Fans Clocking Thousands Of Hours On Dead Service

Image: Google / Kotaku / Zoa.Arts (shutterstock) Google Stadia hasn’t really been in the mainstream spotlight since its high-profile launch in 2019. And outside of bad news and poor reviews, it mainly disappeared from most gaming sites and YouTube channels. But the players who’ve invested hundreds or even thousands of hours into Google’s video game … Read more

How to Identify Music Overheard in Movies, Shows, and Ads

How to Identify Music Overheard in Movies, Shows, and Ads

Music is all around us, and if you happen to hear a tune that you like—in an advert, a film, or a prestige television show—then you’re going to want to know what it is. Or maybe you’ve got something stuck in your head that you need a title for. Thanks to the magic of the … Read more

How to Use End-to-End Encryption in Facebook Messenger Right Now

How to Use End-to-End Encryption in Facebook Messenger Right Now

Meta might not be a bastion of digital privacy (and very well may be an enemy of it), but the times might be a-changin’. The company announced on Thursday, Aug. 11 they are testing end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for Facebook Messenger as the default, meaning all Messenger users would have their chats protected from spying eyes … Read more

Everyone Should Be Using iOS 16’s Safety Check Feature

Everyone Should Be Using iOS 16’s Safety Check Feature

photo: rafapress (shutterstock) with iOS 16Apple is bringing even more privacy-focused features to your iPhone. We’ve already discussed Lockdown Modewhich protects your data when you suspect you may be targeted by a sophisticated cyber attack. Not exactly a universal use case—but another new feature, Safety Check, can benefit anyone with an iPhone. It lets you … Read more

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

How To Play Netflix Games On iPhone, Android

How To Play Netflix Games On iPhone, Android

Image: Digital Sun Yes, Netflix has some excellent games, but no one’s playing them. According to a recent report, less than 1 percent of people who subscribe to the streaming service actually avail themselves of their free games. That stat certainly isn’t helped by the process you’ve gotta go through to play, which, while not … Read more

Game Pass Vs. The New PS Plus, The Comparison We Had To Make

Game Pass Vs.  The New PS Plus, The Comparison We Had To Make

Image: Sony / Microsoft / Kotaku Two months ago, Sony reimagined PS Plus, its longtime membership program for PlayStation owners. Now, it looks a whole lot like Microsoft’s Game Pass: For roughly the same amount of money, both offer access to the Netflix-style games-on-demand library. Obviously, we had to stack the two services up against … 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

The Hidden Way to Monitor Your Mac’s Temperature for Free

The Hidden Way to Monitor Your Mac’s Temperature for Free

photo: pisaphotography (shutterstock) Apple silicon—including the M1 and new M2 chips—has a reputation for staying cool even under intense workloads. Intel Macs, on the other hand, run notoriously hot. They’re still capable computers, but they heat up fast, which, in turn, slows things down. If you have an Intel-based Mac, you’ve probably experienced this computational … Read more