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Two-Factor Authentication Is Ruining My Life, And It's All My Fault

Sorry if I missed any emails from you this past week. I’ve been doing all my work email from my phone. It’s the only way I can see it, and it’s all two-factor authentication’s fault. Well, and also mine. Because I am an idiot. Don’t make the same mistake I did.


Is Google Glass The Future Of Home Cooking?

I know I will never use Google Glass until it becomes an invisible part of my eyeglasses, but I just realised that teaching people how to cook may be a great application for it. Imagine it: Instead of having to look at your tablet or laptop, you can follow recipes without taking your eyes from your hands. So easy.


NASA Must Fast-Forward The Manned Use Of SpaceX's Dragon Spacecraft

This new cool SpaceX photo popped in my Twitter feed right after reading how Putin is annexing Crimea to Russia in the same way Hitler annexed the Sudetenland to Germany back in 1938. I don’t know what will happen next but this is yet one more reason why NASA should fast forward the manned use of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft.


Pro Photographer Looks For People To Do Their Jobs Without Pay

We love photographers, which is why we love this ad by an anonymous professional photographer, pasted here as is. You can substitute photographer for designer, animator, artist, video editor, cameraman, advertiser, writer, etc.


Why The Hell Are The Xbox One's Best New Features Behind A Paywall?

You don’t buy a Big Mac and pay extra for special sauce. You don’t buy an iPhone and pay extra for FaceTime. So why in the hell is Microsoft putting some of its most heavily promoted Xbox One features behind an idiotic Xbox Live Gold paywall? Because it can. But that doesn’t mean that it should.


Reminder: Companies Aren't Your Friends

Twitter. Facebook. Instagram. All of them wonderful ways to bring together people you know, care about, or just want to stalk. But it’s easy to confuse connecting friends with friendship. Don’t. All social media companies want is to make money off of you. And they’ll never stop trying to.


Dear Australian Telcos: Don't Ever Do This. Ever.

This is awful. Utterly, completely, corporate suit wearing, slicked back hair smelling, awful. US carrier Verizon has stamped its logo on top of the new Samsung Galaxy Note II. Do you see it? Yes. That’s right, the Verizon logo is on the freaking phone’s home button. Covering it. Are you kidding me.


The Apple Vs Android Fanboy Wars

Here’s a brief note intended for the minority commenters who make things nasty. As a community, let’s start smiling again on Gizmodo Australia. Let’s improve the tone. The war doesn’t make any sense. This whole fanboys vs fandroids thing, the iPhone vs Galaxy, the iPad vs Kindle Fire…They’re just machines at the end of the day.


If You Thought George Lucas Couldn't Sink Any Deeper, You Were Wrong

I still remember Joel’s plea to forgive George Lucas for his many sins. He had a point. Kind of. A little. Ish. Had. Whatever mercy I had left for this man — a man who I greatly respected and admired as a creator — has completely disappeared after watching the trailer for Star Wars’ Detours, a comedy.


Why It's Sometimes Best Not To Digitally Document Every Exciting Life Event

Over the weekend I attended a US concert of the Deftones opening for System of a Down — which I was hell bent on documenting, thoroughly, using my iPhone. All through the Deftone’s set, I snapped pictures and took video. Then it started to pour, with thunder and lightning very nearly cancelling the rest of the show, even before SOAD took the stage, and my phone was temporarily borked via water damage, primarily in the camera functionality.