lego
The Mandalorian’s Ship, The Razor Crest, is Getting the Lego Treatment and Baby Yoda’s Coming Along for the Ride

Ever since The Mandalorian arrived on Disney+ back in November, people have been wondering why Lego never bothered to make a version of the bounty hunter's ship. Well, at least I did. Thankfully Lego hasn't forgotten, and it'll be released as a proper Lego set in September - and Baby Yoda is getting his own little minifig. Read More >>

airpods
The Best AirPods Tips and Tricks to Boost Your Listening

The Apple AirPods and their successors have been huge hits for Apple – but are you making the most out of your pair? We present to you some of the tricks and features you might not have come across yet – from using your AirPods as a remote listening system to sharing audio between two pairs of earbuds, here’s how to make the most of your hardware. Read More >>

location tracking
How Location Tracking Works on Your Phone in 2020

How phones track location is changing – if you’ve upgraded to the latest Android 10 or iOS 13 updates, you may have noticed more prompts around what apps can do with data about your whereabouts. Here’s what those new prompts mean, and how you can get your phone’s location tracking settings set up in a way that you’re comfortable with. Read More >>

youtube
Here’s What People Thought of YouTube When It First Launched in the Mid-2000s

When YouTube first launched 15 years ago, a lot of people weren’t sure what to make of it. Anyone can upload a video to this service? Why do I want to hear what some obnoxious teenager has to say from their bedroom? Read More >>

science
Why Decade-Old Dating Apps Can’t Beat Half a Billion Years of Brain Evolution

It may seem like an age since you decided to test the waters with a Tinder account in 2012, but in the great scheme of human evolution, the app – and indeed, every other dating app – is embryonic. And while profiles may have evolved from long, self-indulgent prose to hilariously unrepresentative pictures to be swiped away like an irritating fruit fly, they’re no match for the way our brains have evolved to filter out the incompatible. Read More >>

valentines day
10 Valentine’s Day Gifts You Can Buy at the Very Last Minute

Valentine's Day is on the 14th February every single year, yet somehow, some years it just slips your mind. Perhaps you agreed not to buy gifts but then your pesky SO went and did so anyway. Or maybe time has got away from you and somehow it's two days away and you're now scrambling for a decent gift idea. Read More >>

doctor who recap
Doctor Who Gets Trippy as Hell and Trips Over Itself in the Process

Sunday’s Doctor Who was an existential deep dive into the power of human cooperation, of arsehole gods, of mental health, and of the importance of communication on all three of those fronts. Or, rather, it wanted to be. In trying to present a trippy lens into all those ideas, it tripped over a problem that’s recently become quite apparent for the show. Read More >>

Shopping List
Valentine’s Gifts For Your *Real* True Love: Your Phone

Let's be honest. No partner can ever really live up to a smartphone. No not like that, pervert, I mean in terms of general companionship. The world loves a good smartphone, and it's not hard to see why. They allow us remote access to the sum total of recorded human knowledge, they let us instantly communicate with everyone we like or care about, we can access media from wherever we are, and of course they let us look at funny pictures of cats and capture virtual monsters with magic powers. Beat that, spouses! Read More >>

Shopping List
10 Pawfect Valentine’s Presents For Cats and Their Human Servants

"It's come to this, like I knew it would. Since I'm now single for good, I know just what I gotta do -- I gotta go get myself a fucktonne of cats!" Read More >>

tv
Star Trek: Picard Finally Finds Its Crew, in Those That Starfleet Left Behind

The first two episodes of Star Trek: Picard have carefully laid the groundwork for a future where the Federation, tired and beaten back by tragedy after tragedy, is embroiled in an existential crisis. Now, one of its most tireless advocates, the veil lifted from his eyes, is ready to do something about it – and has found a crew of likewise heroes to do so. Read More >>

samsung
Samsung Galaxy S20: All The Leaks And Rumours So Far

It's only been months since Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 devices were released but the rumour mill has begun firing up over the next major flagship — the Galaxy S20 series — due for release early this year. Read More >>

cameras
Fujifilm’s New X100V Could Make a Great Everyday Travel Camera

Cameras on phones have got pretty good over the last few years (especially the ones with multiple rear lenses), but sometimes you just want something that snaps pics with a bit better quality, and with the new X100V, it feels like Fujifilm has made an everyday travel camera that fills the gap between phones and cameras with interchangeable lenses just right. Read More >>

movies
Birds of Prey is a Colourful, Explosive Comic Book Extravaganza

Birds of Prey is not a Suicide Squad sequel. It is not DC and Warner Bros.’ follow up to Joker. It’s really not even particularly a comic book superhero movie, outside of the fact that it stars comic characters. Hell, depending on your point of view, whether or not it’s a Birds of Prey movie might be an argument. But here’s the thing: What Birds of Prey is, is loud, bright, and fun as all hell. Read More >>

smart home
Why All the Smart Home Platforms Suck and How They’re Going to Fix It

If you buy a smart home device right now, it’s more than likely it’ll work with Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant, or maybe even both – but while these digital assistants are adding a layer of convenience on top of a living space full of sensors and gadgets, they aren’t really the smart home platforms we should be striving for. Read More >>

food
Vegan Week: Greggs’ New Vegan-Friendly Doughnut Tastes Like… A Doughnut

Earlier this week we discovered that Greggs had replaced its glazed ring doughnut for a different kind of sweet treat - a glazed ring doughnut that is vegan friendly. The original non-vegan version has since been replaced, in what no doubt haunts Piers Morgan's dreams at night - or so I assume he'll be claiming when he hears the news. Seeing as it's vegan week here at Gizmodo UK, I went out to try one to see what it was like. Four Greggs branches later I managed to get one, only to discover that it tastes like a doughnut. Read More >>