The Never-Ending Death of Smart Home Gadgets

I got my smart TV in early November 2016. It was a 50-inch Samsung – the largest size I could convince my then skeptical roommate to shell out for. We scored a modest deal. At roughly £500 split between two poor millennials, it wasn’t too bad. (Though, in retrospect, I should have waited until Black Friday.) It was, and I mean this in the most generous of terms, okay. The picture quality was fine. The apps all worked. Screencasting was sometimes choppy but altogether fine. And then last year, I moved. Read More >>

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This is What Climate Change Looks Like in an Era of Covid-19

As the coronavirus pandemic continued to escalate around the world, a more localised emergency has unfolded in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Read More >>

‘The Human Brain is Just Not Meant to Process This Much Extreme Change’

Welcome to Sick Days, a series documenting how jobs are changing during the coronavirus pandemic, as told by workers themselves. This week, we hear from an Amazon worker in one of the company’s many delivery stations, an out-of-work Waymo operator, a psychotherapist who has moved to telemedicine, and more. Read More >>

How to Keep Fit When the Gyms are Shut and Boris Says We Shouldn’t Go Outside

If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’re doing so from your new makeshift gym a.k.a your home. Read More >>

Reddit’s Imaginary Maps Show Us It Could Always Be Worse

We’ve all mapped out some mental image of the world we live in, and it’s not great. Whatever our doomscape looks like, though, we can probably agree that it still beats a medieval patchwork of theocratic states after an unspecified Event, a zombie-colonised Britain, and a Pacific Northwest after the US state of Oregon has fallen into the sea. Read More >>

A List of British and Irish Institutions That Might Not Survive Coronavirus

It's not just human beings that might not see the other side of the covid-19 crisis. Sadly some British businesses, brands and institutions may not survive either. Here's a list of the ones we think are potentially on thin ice. Read More >>

The Best Movies You Can Watch on Disney+ That Aren’t Marvel or Star Wars

After so much waiting, Disney+ has finally arrived in the UK for our residents to watch without resorting to piracy or VPN trickery. The data speeds may have been reduced thanks to this whole coronavirus lockdown, but it's here, it's working, and it's watchable. The only problem is sifting through the big-ass catalogue and finding something to watch. Read More >>

Microsoft Teased a Revamped UI for Windows 10 and It Looks Awesome

Microsoft has been dropping hints that it’s working on a revamped Start menu for Windows 10. But now, to celebrate Windows 10 hitting 1 billion users, Microsoft’s chief product officer Panos Panay dropped a super slick teaser for Windows 10's next UI refresh. Read More >>

Panasonic Has a Portable Arse Cleaner

With toilet paper being increasingly hard to get thanks to coronavirus fears, people are wondering how they can wipe their arses if their supply runs out. Don't worry, Panasonic has you covered. Read More >>

Does Anyone at Disney Understand How the Internet Works?

Right now every Star Wars fan in the UK is reeling from the fact that Disney, in its infinite wisdom, has decided that it really is going to stagger the release of The Mandalorian (among other things) despite the fact that it's been available in several countries (and to VPN users/pirates) for months. We get two episodes on launch day (24th), another on Friday 27th, and then a new episode each Friday until we run out. Read More >>

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Don’t/Can’t Do Mother’s Day? Here are 12 Things to Treat Yo’Self

Mothers' Day is a lovely thing for some people, an obligation for some, and a total kick in the teeth for others. Read More >>

Review: Opal Fruits, Temporarily Back on British Shelves in Their Original Flavours

Lately, a lot of us have been feeling that we'd quite like to turn the clock back to simpler times – times when the worst of our problems was a scraped knee, being called on to read aloud in an English lesson, or having to sing our least-favourite hymn in assembly. Read More >>

The Walking Dead Goes Game of Thrones With a Medieval Battle and a Deadly Twist

The results were less visually impressive than Game of Thrones, possibly because Game of Thrones had a much larger budget. But The Walking Dead’s version of a medieval fight still managed to make the pitched battle between the inhabitants of Hilltop and the zombie armies of the Whisperers overwhelming, brutal, and disorientingly chaotic. And then, much like in Game of Thrones, it was in the aftermath that the real drama began. Read More >>

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All the Essentials You Need Working From Home

For a lot of people the coronavirus pandemic means they're starting to work from home for the first time ever, or at least more than one day every once in a while. That comes with some unique challenges, because, generally speaking, your home is likely a little bit less well-equipped for productivity than an office. Naturally, then, there are going to be a few things you'll need to get your hands on if you want to be at the top of your game. Read More >>

Westworld’s 25 Biggest Shock Moments By Episode (So Far)

The return of Westworld is nearly here – and while Gizmodo already has a very handy guide to quickly get you up to speed so you can dive right into season three, we also wanted to look back at the most shocking, most monumentally plot-shifting, and otherwise intensely memorable moments of the show so far. Read More >>