smartphones

Chevrolet Made An Air Conditioner Just For Your Smartphone

Who doesn’t love having an ultra-thin smartphone you can slip into your pocket? But during hot summer days with little room to breathe, that collection of plastic, metal and silicon can get a pretty heated — especially when charging. That’s why Chevrolet is introducing a smartphone air conditioner as a thing we need.


iOS 8.4 Quietly Disables Home Sharing For Music

With one hand Apple giveth, and with the other it rips a long-standing feature away with no warning.


The Best Phones For The Privacy-Obsessed

With governments looking to wrap their hands tighter around your personal data, getting a phone that can keep your information safe is paramount. Here are our top picks for super-private devices.


What Classic Gadget Would You Turn Into A Phone?

Smartphone concepts come and go like Ron Swanson memes. But amidst a deluge of half-baked renderings, a few ideas are so well executed we can forgive the fact that they will never see the light of day and simply admire the genius.


Your Phone's NFC Chip Isn't Secretly Tracking You

Inside your smartphone, hidden underneath the sticky plastic wrapping of the battery, or glued to the removable rear cover, there’s a secret, ominous-looking wireless chip. It’s not controlled by the FBI or the government or the Illuminati, though, and it’s not tracking every search you make online — it’s just NFC.


The Best Tips On How To Make Professional Video With Your Smartphone

Video: YouTuber Danny Winget always gives great gadget in his shows, and now he’s taking you behind the scenes. After watching this vid, you’ll know how to make your own YouTube show using nothing but a smartphone and some good advice.


You Can Finally Put Microsoft Office For Android On Your Smartphone 

Microsoft Office for Android came out for tablets in January, but the app suite is available for Android smartphones starting today.


How LG's Garbage Phone Evolved Into My Favourite Ever

Two years ago, I wrote one of the harshest reviews that has ever appeared on Gizmodo. It was for the LG G2, which was supposed to be the company’s flagship Android phone for the year, but it was just bad. I wasn’t shy about saying so. I was so unshy, in fact, that LG tried to get me fired for it.


iOS 9 Will Delete Apps To Make Room For Updates

When iOS 8 was unleashed on the general public, the size of the update — 4.6 GB — caused many users’ iPhones to cower in fear and shame. In an attempt to avoid a repeat of the problem, iOS 9 will free up space by deleting third-party apps before downloading (and then reinstalling afterwards).


You Want To Believe, But This Kid Did Not Break His Phone With A Hammer

Did this cute towheaded kid really destroy his phone because he trusted his case too much? The viral video is almost too good to be true. We call bullshit.