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How to Avoid Online Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones

The internet is useful, but it's also dangerous. With two big franchises reaching their epic climaxes there are plenty of reasons to be afraid that some fool on the internet is going to soil everything. Especially since there's already leaked footage of Avengers: Endgame floating around the web, which could potentially ruin one or more of the film's greatest moments. I don't know exactly, I haven't seen it. Read More >>

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8 Tricks to Improve the Picture on Your New TV

Right now is one of the best times to buy a new TV. In early January, TV makers will announce their 2019 sets at CES, so all the 2018 set will be cheaper than usual as companies work to burn off their old inventory. And seeing as all those new, 2019 TVs won’t start showing up in stores until March, at the earliest you’ve got a few months to enjoy your set without being envious of others. But you know what will make your TV even more enjoyable? These tricks for significantly improving its image quality. Read More >>

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How To Throw The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Party

Christmas has been and gone for another year, and while some of you might be looking back at the 25th of December all misty-eyed, most of us are probably just happy to be rid of the in-laws for another year. And speaking of 'another year', New Year's Eve 2018 is now just around the corner! Read More >>

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How to Get Rid of Your Unwanted Christmas Gifts

I know, I know. It sounds horribly ungrateful that anybody would even consider selling the Christmas presents that their friends and family painstakingly picked out for them, (probably) went through the effort of queuing in a crowded shop for, and spent their hard-earned money on. But the fact is most of us have already got enough crap in our lives. We don't need even more useless stuff cluttering our homes. We really appreciate cousin Fred's thoughts, but that Abba LP is never going to get played, and sorry Aunt Gertrude, those bright pink Crocs are never going to see light of day. Read More >>

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How to Survive a Solo Crimbo: A Grumpy Guide to Get You Through Christmas Day

“It’ll be lonely this Christmas, without you to hold. It'll be lonely this Christmas, lonely and cold. It'll be cold, so cold, without you to hold this Christmas.” Read More >>

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19 Tips and Tricks to Make You an Apple Watch Master

Three years and four hardware revisions down the line, and it’s clear that the Apple Watch is here to stay – but are you squeezing all the functionality you can out of your Apple wearable? Here we present 19 tips and tricks for the Apple Watch, many of which will work across multiple models, to help you really master your wrist-based mini-computer. Read More >>

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How to Watch Google Announce the Pixel 3 Later Today

Today is the day. The day Google is set to ignore the fact that we know damn near everything about the Pixel 3 (and related devices) already, thanks to the incredible number of major leaks that have occurred over the past few months. But it's always nice for proper confirmation, and we'll be getting that later today. By later I mean sometime after 4pm, which is when the event is scheduled to begin. Read More >>

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How to Roll Back Changes (and Undo Your Mistakes) in Any App

Mistakes happen – one misplaced key press and suddenly your 10,000 word essay has been reduced to a blinking cursor. Don’t panic though: Whether you need to undo a single action or roll back a whole week’s worth of misguided edits to the work presentation you’re preparing, here’s how to save the day in any popular application. Read More >>

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How To Keep Cool On The Tube (And Everywhere Else) Without Waiting Until 2030

Today is a very hot day. The latest in a string of hot days that is likely causing a hefty spike in sales of ice cream and air conditioners. This bout of hot weather has also caused some outrage amongst the people of London, because they've all been reminded that one of the hottest and most important Underground lines (Central) won't be getting air conditioning until 2030. Read More >>

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The Definitive Guide to Watching the World Cup, Brought to You by Gizmodo UK

The World Cup starts today, and seeing as how football is the world's most popular sport (unless you could beating each other up for no good reason as 'sport') there are going to be a whole load of people watching the tournament. Especially in the countries that have sent teams to Russia in the hopes of winning. Read More >>

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How to Choose Between iTunes and Google Play Movies & TV

We live in an age where a huge library of film and TV show content can be yours at the click of a button, but once you’ve decided what you want to buy and keep forever, you’ve got a choice of where to get it from. Here we’ll explain the pros and cons of two of the biggest digital stores in the business, Google Play Movies & TV and Apple’s iTunes. Read More >>

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How to Stop Mozilla From Sticking Ads in Your Firefox Browser

Because all good things must come to an end, Mozilla has decided to follow through with its plan to insert ads into your sacred New Tab page, and it will be using Pocket — acquired in 2017 — to do it. Luckily, Firefox users can take control of the situation with just a bit of effort. Read More >>

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How to Easily Switch Your Two-Factor Security to a New Phone

When you’re switching phones after an upgrade or an accident, the job of checking up on your two-factor verification apps can get lost in the hustle of transferring photos, contacts, messages, and all the other stuff that more quickly comes to mind. Without your security codes, though, you might get locked out of your key online accounts—here’s how to make sure that doesn’t happen. Read More >>

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Here’s Why Your Gadgets Get Slower Over Time

It is a truth universally acknowledged that as gadgets get older they slow down—your 3-year-old laptop or phone isn’t going to have the same spring in its step as it did when you first unboxed it. But what are the factors that cause this inevitable sluggishness? Is your precious device quite simply wearing out? Read More >>

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All the Annoying Tech Chores You Need to Do When You Have Time

Like your car, or your kitchen, your tech devices will run best when they’re maintained properly—and that means finding time to do all those low-level maintenance tasks that aren’t much fun, but can keep everything stable and smooth, and avoid problems in the future. Read More >>