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Chromecast is Bumming Me Out

Google quietly released a new Chromecast device at its big event this week. And by quietly, I mean the company didn’t mention it at all. It was just sitting in the bottom of the bag that someone gave me when I left the venue. But hey, it’s new and it’s nice-looking. It’s just a bummer Google still hasn’t made Chromecast more useful. Read More >>

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How Swarms of Super Intelligent Drones Are Taking Over Live Entertainment

Concerts can be boring. Typically, you’ve got an artist on stage singing songs and stuff, and then a bunch of spotlights beaming columns of colour through some fake smoke. But something new is on the horizon, and it’s equal parts creepy and futuristic. Read More >>

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Did Google Finally Fix the Smart Home?

The Home Hub appeared at this week’s Made by Google event like a dessert you forgot to order. Sure, there were plenty of rumours that Google would announce its own touchscreen-enabled Home device. But after spending just a few minutes with the thing, I realised what a treat it might be. This little hub might be the thing that ties the whole smart home concept together. Read More >>

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My Dream of Wearing Motorised Shoes Was More Painful Than Expected

It was always a weird ambition of mine to own shoes that would turn into little electric cars at the flip of a switch. Probably a lazy one. So I jumped at the chance to try Razor’s Turbo Jetts. They’re like the advanced version of Heelys that I wanted when I was 11 years old. I’m much older now, and so naturally, I hurt myself with these motorised shoes. Read More >>

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The Logitech Crayon Is a Great iPad Stylus for Kids. Artists? Not So Much

There was a small splash of enthusiasm when Logitech recently announced that the £65 Crayon, a more affordable “digital pencil” originally only for education customers, would be available to all iPad users. Calling it a “pencil” is problematic, though. It can’t do all the same things as a £90 Apple Pencil. And depending on what you want to do with an iPad, that difference can feel like a big deal. Read More >>

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Major Complaints About the iPhone XS Are Stacking Up

It wouldn’t be an iPhone launch without a small army of hand-wringing Apple fans complaining about their expensive new phones on the internet. This year is no exception, and forums are filling up with reports of issues with the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. None of the problems are particularly catastrophic. At least not yet. Read More >>

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Okay, Facebook, You Win. I’m Done.

Facebook just reported a massive data breach. Nearly 50 million accounts were affected by the breach, though it remains unclear whether the accounts were misused or if personal data was accessed. My account might be one of those affected. I know this, because when I went to check, Facebook had logged me off. At which point, my face fell onto my keyboard, drooling a bit from one side or the other. I’ve been dealing with bullshit from this company for years. I’m over it. Read More >>

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The iPhone XS Is Forever

I’m sick of buying iPhones. For the past decade, I’ve been buying them and loving them and breaking them and losing them and replacing them and, when September comes along, upgrading them. Last year, it cost me over £1,000 to get an iPhone X, and against my better judgement, I’m very seriously considering spending another grand to get the iPhone XS. Read More >>

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Master & Dynamic’s New Truly Wireless Earbuds Thump

Sound quality on truly wireless earbuds can seem like a bit of an afterthought. After all, most people just want these things not to fall out of their ears. But Master & Dynamic’s new MW07 truly wireless earbuds do a few new interesting things. Not only do they feel good and look great. They sound like an expensive dream. Read More >>

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This Is the iPhone Xs You Should Buy

The iPhone Xs will be available for preorder in just a few short hours on 14th September. While we haven’t had the chance to actually review the thing yet, we’re pretty sure a lot of people have already made up their minds that it’s time for a new phone. Read More >>

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The UE Boom 3 Is Good Redesign at Its Best

One of my first Gizmodo stories was about Logitech getting serious about design. It was published a few weeks after the company released the first UE Boom, which we would eventually decide was the best Bluetooth speaker you could buy. At the time, I wondered how that little beast would evolve in the years to come. Now I know. It got a better design, one that not only makes the speakers better-looking but also more fun to use. The new Boom is not perfect, though. Read More >>

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Everything Apple Announced at Its September Event

Another iPhone day is now behind us, and even the most sceptical Apple fans might be asking themselves, “Was that it?!” We got three new iPhones and a new Apple Watch. That’s it. Read More >>

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Sony Continues to Drink Bose’s Milkshake

If you listen to what Sony says, you could assume that the third generation of the Sony 1000X wireless headphones is all about better noise cancelling. This wouldn’t be a wrong assumption. The company managed to make its famous noise-cancelling headphones cancel even more noise. But what caught my attention is how much more comfortable they are. This is a sassy upgrade, since Sony’s major competitor, Bose, put “comfort” in the name of its headphones. Read More >>

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Why Every TV Needs a Soundbar 

Soundbars are a relatively new invention. The 5.1 surround sound setup—one left speaker, one centre, one right, and two rear—used to be the most popular way to improve your home cinema’s audio, and it tended to be pretty expensive. Then, in 1998, Altec-Lansing released the world’s first soundbar and changed the way living rooms worked. It’s been two decades since, and thanks to a weird consequence of innovation, pretty much all TVs now require a soundbar. Read More >>

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Despite Everything, You Can Now Buy 3D-Printed Gun Plans Online

The DEFCAD file repository of 3D-printable gun blueprints is live. There, you can buy the plans to print parts for anything from an AR-15 to the plastic Liberator pistol. Defense Distributed, the controversial organisation that wants to enable easier access to firearms, started selling these files last week, despite a day-old court order that forbids it from posting gun blueprints online. Read More >>