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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 >>

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So You Want To Make A Podcast

There are a gazillion podcasts out there. Maybe even eleventy gazillion. Read More >>

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What Are ICOs and Why Are They Getting Banned in China? 

Over the weekend, China banned initial coin offerings (ICO) and briefly paused the seemingly unstoppable price increase of bitcoin. But the cryptocurrency has already bounced back. With the likes of Paris Hilton, Kim Dotcom, and John McAfee all jumping into the ICO world in one way or another, it seems worth asking what the hell this whole thing is about. Read More >>

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Why You Should Be Encrypting Your Devices and How to Easily Do It

Is the data on your phone or laptop encrypted? Should it be? And what does encrypting your data do to it anyway? Here we’ll explain the ins and outs of encryption, and how you can make sure that everything in your digital life is safe from prying eyes. Read More >>

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The Complete Guide to Creating More Space on Your Computer

Windows or macOS running out of room and crawling to a halt as a result? Nowhere to store your latest batch of phone photos or iTunes music purchases? Dwindling computer storage space is a problem most of us have to face from time to time, and here’s what you can do to ease the pressure. Read More >>

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How To Make a Tiny Popsicle Stick Violin to Play When Your Friends Start Whining

It took Antonio Stradivari months to create one of his instrumental masterpieces, but you can make yourself a tiny wooden violin in just a few hours using popsicle sticks, toothpicks, coffee stirrers, and string. It can’t be used to play Mozart, but you can still pretend to play it whenever your friends start complaining about their inconsequential life problems. Read More >>

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How to Find Anyone Online

If your efforts to track down long-lost relatives and obscure musicians (or anyone else you’re looking for on the web) stop at Googling their name then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how to seriously go about searching for people online, including some advice from the professionals who do it for a living, and if you’d rather not be found than read on to understand exactly how the pros go about finding those who’d prefer to stay hidden. Read More >>

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How to Set Up Your Phone to Buy (Almost) Everything Without Cash

Mobile payments are the future, so we’re told. Apple, Google, and Android all want you surviving on nothing but their products—your financial data safely stored on an NFC chip inside. While not every store supports it, most of them do, and more are being added regularly. Same with the banks. We’ve run though everything, from which banks and stores support smartphone pay to which app to use. So read on so you can stop reaching for your wallet every time you want a coffee. Read More >>

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How to Make Your Phone Read Everything On Screen Out Loud

Whether you’re zooming down the motorway, or crammed on the Tube, or even in a darkened cinema, it’s not always convenient or possible to pull up your smartphone’s screen as you normally would. But with a few tweaks to your phone’s OS you can get the most important information off your phone without having to look down at the display. Here’s how to get all the good stuff on your phone read out through the speaker or your headphones. Read More >>