Credit Card Skimmers Can Hide in an Icon’s Metadata

Credit Card Skimmers Can Hide in an Icon’s Metadata

In the midst of a news cycle filled with stories of the chaotic global pandemic and mass civil unrest raging around us right now, I personally find solace in stories about the constants we can rely on: Stories of brands continuing to show their arse on social media. Stories about budged…

The ‘Stop Hate For Profit’ Movement Isn’t Going to Stop Anything

The ‘Stop Hate For Profit’ Movement Isn’t Going to Stop Anything

Yesterday, Verizon became the latest company to join a corporate chorus boycotting Facebook advertisements in July as part of a rallying cry to get Facebook’s corporate board to take action on the rampant racism and hate speech that many of us have come to associate with the platform. The “Stop…

The Microsoft Store Is Selling Zunes or Whatever in Heaven Now

The Microsoft Store Is Selling Zunes or Whatever in Heaven Now

Dearly beloved, we are gathered to mourn the loss, and celebrate the memory, of all 82 of Microsoft’s retail locations. They became incapacitated as a result of complications due to the current coronavirus pandemic in mid-March; their parent company, Microsoft, opted to take the ailing stores off life support today.

Apple is Trying to Reclaim its Major Innovator Status (By Making You Wash Your Hands)

Apple is Trying to Reclaim its Major Innovator Status (By Making You Wash Your Hands)

Market commentators view Apple’s announcements at this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2020 (WWDC) as one of the company’s most important strategic moves of the past decade. Among the key announcements were details of the watchOS 7 – with a pandemic-inspired handwashing detection feature – and plans to end Apple’s reliance…

All the Best Features in Huawei’s P40 Smartphone Cameras

All the Best Features in Huawei’s P40 Smartphone Cameras

Every new smartphone comes with some kind of built-in camera, and these days, most of them are pretty decent. But if you’re looking for one of the best smartphone cameras going around right now, Huawei’s P40 series is objectively one to keep an eye on. The series includes two different…

DOJ’s New WikiLeaks Indictment Has Significant, Convenient Plot Holes

DOJ’s New WikiLeaks Indictment Has Significant, Convenient Plot Holes

In its push to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the U.K., the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday published a superseding indictment aimed at broadening “the scope of the conspiracy surrounding alleged computer intrusions with which Assange was previously charged.” The names of certain organisations and individuals are masked, including…

Apparently It’s Sue Big Oil Week

Apparently It’s Sue Big Oil Week

It’s lawsuit week for Big Oil. A day after Minnesota filed a groundbreaking suit, Washington, DC District Attorney General Karl Racine sued ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, and Shell, alleging that the companies “systematically and intentionally misled consumers … about the central role their products play in causing climate change.”

Read Creatures of Charm and Hunger: Chapter 24

Read Creatures of Charm and Hunger: Chapter 24

Two years ago, Gizmodo shared author Molly Tanzer’s Victorian fantasy novel Creatures of Will & Temper in serialised excerpts. And now we’ve got good news for fans of the author, not to mention fans of free books: We’re doing it again, with her newest title! Check out chapter twenty-four today.

Indian’s New Cooled Motorcycle Seat Is Going To Change The Road Trip Game

Indian’s New Cooled Motorcycle Seat Is Going To Change The Road Trip Game

The new ClimaCommand seat available as an upgrade for Indian’s big bagger bikes, the Roadmaster, Chief, Springfield, and Chieftan, is the kind of innovation that the motorcycle world needs right now. It’s the first time a manufacturer has offered such an option — though Corbin has offered it as an…

Aston Martin’s Turbocharged Hyperbike Hits The Track For Testing

Aston Martin’s Turbocharged Hyperbike Hits The Track For Testing

Aston Martin and Brough Superior are working together to build an extremely British take on the Kawasaki H2R/Ducati Superleggera V4 hyperbike segment. While we haven’t yet seen a final production version of the bike, or even heard what it sounds like at full chat (thanks to dramatic overdubbed music), the…

Scott Pilgrim May See New Life in Animation

Scott Pilgrim May See New Life in Animation

is about to turn 10, and we may soon see it return in a whole new way. In a new oral history of the film, director Edgar Wright mentioned there are rumblings about continuing the franchise in animation.

Boston Bans Police Forces From Using Facial Recognition

Boston Bans Police Forces From Using Facial Recognition

It’s official, as of today, Boston’s become the second-largest US community to ban police use of facial recognition technology, thanks to a unanimous vote by more than a dozen city council people. The move follows similar bans by the neighbouring cities Brookline, Somerville, and Cambridge a few months back, along…

Olympus Is Getting Out of the Camera Game

Olympus Is Getting Out of the Camera Game

It’s been a rough few years for Olympus, and with smartphones cannibalising the sales of pocket cams and Sony dominating the sales of high-end mirrorless cams, Olympus has decided to sell off its camera division and exit the camera game entirely.