Category گیزمودو

Trump Spox Matt Wolking Shoves Foot in Mouth While Bashing CNN, Gizmodo Reporters


People wait in line for the arrival of President Donald Trump for his, ‘The Great American Comeback Rally’, at Cecil Airport on September 24, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.

People wait in line for the arrival of President Donald Trump for his, ‘The Great American Comeback Rally’, at Cecil Airport on September 24, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Photo: Joe Raedlie (Getty Images)

The Justice Department released—and later retracted—a statement on Thursday saying it had opened an inquiry into the discarding of nine military ballots cast for President Trump in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The notice disappeared from the DOJ’s website hours later only to be replaced by a “revised statement,” clarifying that two of the nine ballots were in sealed envelopes.

Advertisement

The correction came roughly two hours after a Trump campaign spokesman, Matt Wolking, falsely claimed on Twitter that the inquiry was evidence “Democrats are trying to st...

Read More

The Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers, According to Our Readers


Top Pick: Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 | $200 | Amazon

My first Bluetooth speaker was the Jabra Solemate, and to this day, it remains my favorite. It had neither the best sound nor battery life available, but it was loud enough with decent audio quality, fairly priced, didn’t flinch at the sight of water, and my favorite part? It actually kinda looks like a shoe, thus Solemate. GENIUS! Anyway, I say that to say I like funky looking speakers, and you all definitely satiated me with your picks in this week’s Co-op. We asked for the best waterproof Bluetooth speakers money can buy. Ultimate Ears unsurprisingly took the crown with the most votes for its Megaboom 3, a cylindrical acoustic beast that delivers powerful 360-degree sound, 20-hour battery life, and a floatable design.

Advertis...

Read More

It’s Not Just You, a Ton of Google Services Just Went Down (Update: Phew, They’re Back Up)

If you’ve been experiencing issues trying to access Google or YouTube, you’re not alone. Around 9 p.m. ET on Thursday evening, tons of users worldwide reported problems with Google and the many services under the tech giant’s umbrella, including Google Drive, Gmail, Stadia, the Play Store, and even Nest.

Advertisement

Some, such as Gmail, were taking significantly more time to load while other services like Google’s Play Store and Calendar seemed to be on an endless boot-up loop and wouldn’t load at all. DownDetector currently shows outages for just about all of Google’s services in areas all over the world. According to the site, the bulk of reports are coming from Australia, the U.S., and east Asia, with users primarily having issues logging in.

We’ve reached out t...

Read More

It’s Not Just You, a Ton of Google Services Just Went Down

If you’ve been experiencing issues trying to access Google or YouTube, you’re not alone. Around 9 p.m. on Thursday evening, tons of users worldwide reported problems with Google and the many services under the tech giant’s umbrella, including Google Drive, Gmail, Stadia, the Play Store, and even Nest.

Advertisement

Some, such as Gmail, were taking significantly more time to load while other services like Google’s Play Store and Calendar seemed to be on an endless boot-up loop and wouldn’t load at all. DownDetector currently shows outages for just about all of Google’s services in areas all over the world. According to the site, the bulk of reports are coming from Australia, the U.S., and east Asia, with users primarily having issues logging in.

We’ve reached out to G...

Read More

Roli’s $300 Light-Up Keyboard Is Like if Rock Band Taught You How to Play Piano

Sometimes when I’m scrolling through my timeline, it feels like I’m the only person who didn’t pick up a new hobby during quarantine. I’m not too proud to admit that, while others were busy learning to paint or knit or rollerskate, I was content scrolling through TikTok and sinking dozens of hours into Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. But now with the end of the year creeping ever closer, it’s got me nervously eyeing my dusty list of New Year’s resolutions, and this light-up learning keyboard makes one of them—picking up piano (and actually sticking with it this time)—look slightly less daunting.

Advertisement

It’s called the Lumi, and it goes on sale today for the first time after a four-year development cycle and a wildly successful Kickstart...

Read More

Amazon’s New Echo Show Will Soon Support Netflix, But What About Other Streaming Services?


Illustration for article titled Amazons New Echo Show Will Soon Support Netflix, But What About Other Streaming Services?

Image: Amazon

Amazon’s annual product event introduced a host of new hardware and service updates, including a markedly different Echo Show design. But for those of us who prefer background noise while we’re whipping something up in the kitchen, the revamped Echo Show also introduces a new streaming option: Netflix.

Advertisement

The Echo Show 10, a $250 smart display that completely overhauled the Show’s previous design, will soon support streaming all of Netflix’s considerable library with Alexa commands. Currently, Hulu and Prime Video (of course) are also supported on the Echo Show, but a spokesperson told Gizmodo that the company didn’t have any additional plans to share about other services arriving on the device...

Read More

Netflix’s Three-Body Problem Decried by U.S. Senators Over Liu Cixin’s Muslim Commentary


Netflix’s take on The Three-Body Problem might be hitting some controversial snags.

Netflix’s take on The Three-Body Problem might be hitting some controversial snags.
Image: Tor Books

Earlier this month, Netflix announced that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss would partner with The Terror: Infamy’s Alexander Woo to adapt the beloved, Hugo-winning Chinese sci-fi epic The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin. But now, the company is facing calls from a cadre of Republicans demanding the show be scrapped.

Advertisement

Variety reports that earlier today five Republican members of the U.S. Senate, lead by Tennessee’s would-be Section 230 tinkerer Marsha Blackburn, sent a letter to Netflix’s co-CEO Ted Sarandos to complain about the company’s adaptation of Liu’s work—which the author will oversee alongside Three-Body Problem trans...

Read More

Miles Morales Is About to Make You Want to Protect Harlem


Miles holding a bus up with his webbing while civilians escape.

Miles holding a bus up with his webbing while civilians escape.
Screenshot: Insomniac

Miles Morales: Spider-Man is set to bring all sorts of new characters and next-gen gaming elements to Insomniac’s Spider-Man franchise in a way that makes Miles’ early days as a hero feel distinct from Peter Parker’s path in the previous game. But the thing about Miles Morales that’s likely to have the most subtle, yet significant impact on the Miles’ story is its setting.

Advertisement

To call Insomniac’s digitized rendition of New York City from the last Spider-Man “detailed” is a bit of an understatement, given the care taken to flesh out iconic locations and landmarks like Battery Park, the Flatiron building, and a very drab (but accurate) Madison Square Garden...

Read More

Amazon Upgrades Eero Router With Wifi 6 and the Ability to Talk Directly to Smart Home Gear


Given the advantages the systems already offer in terms of speed and reliability, companies making mesh wireless networking hardware have been slow to jump on the wifi 6 bandwagon. Now, a year and a half after acquiring Eero, Amazon’s second update to its mesh networking system is finally introducing support for the faster wifi 6 protocol.

Advertisement

To date, only two mesh networking systems offer wifi 6 support: Netgear’s Orbi and the ZenWiFi AX from Asus. And it’s a pricey upgrade. The Orbi wifi 6 system—the recommended brand in our smart home buyer’s guide—will set you back $700 for a two-node system, positioning it in expensive bleeding-edge territory, particularly since most households only have a few wifi 6-compatible devices at this point...

Read More

Secret ‘Man Cave’ Discovered in Room in Beneath Grand Central Station


Illustration for article titled Secret Man Cave Discovered in Room in Beneath Grand Central Station

Photo: MTA OIG

Dreams do come true—but sometimes, they also get you in deep shit.

A trio of almost-clever Metro-North employees are at risk of losing their jobs after bosses at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority uncovered their secret “man cave” deep in the bowels of New York City’s Grand Central Station, according to a newly released report by the MTA’s Office of the Inspector General. Not only was the totally sweet man cave a secret, most people didn’t even know the room they set it up in existed.

Advertisement

Like any good man cave, the Metro-North workers equipped their “Unauthorized Breakroom” with a hideaway futon and cot, air mattress, refrigerator (containing a half-empty can of beer), microwave, and a flatscreen with an Amazon Fire TV, the OIG s...

Read More