HDMI 2.1 Features on New TVs Are Still a Confusing Mess

HDMI 2.1 Features on New TVs Are Still a Confusing Mess

While more TVs are poised to get HDMI 2.1 features this year, understanding how those features are implemented on each display can be overwhelming. From a consumer standpoint, it’s frustrating as hell! And companies should frankly be doing more to make the process feel less arduous.

Will Australia Legalise Ecstasy and Magic Mushrooms to Treat Mental Illness? Why Some Say It’s Too Soon

Will Australia Legalise Ecstasy and Magic Mushrooms to Treat Mental Illness? Why Some Say It’s Too Soon

While the public focus remains on COVID vaccines, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) continues to evaluate a range of proposals around the provision of medical treatments in Australia. The regulatory body is currently considering whether psychiatrists should be allowed to prescribe MDMA and psilocybin to treat mental illness. The TGA…

The Best Bluetooth Speakers Under $150

The Best Bluetooth Speakers Under $150

These days, finding the perfect Bluetooth speaker can feel a bit like looking for a needle in a very large haystack — particularly in the budget category. Any store that sells electronics will have dozens of options to choose from, and attempting to find one in a sea of products…

Microsoft Landed a Patent to Turn You Into a Chatbot

Microsoft Landed a Patent to Turn You Into a Chatbot

What if the most significant measure of your life’s labors has nothing to do with your lived experiences but merely your unintentional generation of a realistic digital clone of yourself, a specimen of ancient man for the amusement of people of the year 4500 long after you have departed this…

Dark Forces Rising, and More of the Coolest Toys of the Week

Dark Forces Rising, and More of the Coolest Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, Gizmodo’s regular round up of the coolest nerdy merch floating around the internet. This week: The Mandalorian’s Dark Troopers stomp their way into Hot Toys’ figure line, you can take your feet on an away mission to the Comfort Zone, and Lego stokes the nostalgic…

Scientists Now Worried the UK Coronavirus Variant Is Deadlier

Scientists Now Worried the UK Coronavirus Variant Is Deadlier

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made an unsettling announcement on Friday about B 1.1.7, the variant of the coronavirus first found in the UK last fall that’s become widespread in the country and elsewhere. According to data newly analysed by UK scientists, B 1.1.7 is not only more transmissible than…

A Primer on the Likely Villain of Cobra Kai Season 4

A Primer on the Likely Villain of Cobra Kai Season 4

Cobra Kai season three ended with a not so subtle tease. John Kreese, the returning sensei of the once again villainous Cobra Kai, looked at a photo from his days in Vietnam, picked up the phone, and called an old war buddy. With that, Karate Kid obsessives knew exactly who…

Here’s What Biden Should Prioritise at NASA

Here’s What Biden Should Prioritise at NASA

Despite the ongoing pandemic, there’s much to be excited about in space this year. NASA’s Perseverance rover is less than a month away from landing on Mars; the James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to launch on Halloween; and the Space Launch System — NASA’s most powerful rocket ever —…

4 of the Best Alternatives to Google Search

4 of the Best Alternatives to Google Search

On Friday Google threatened to remove Search from Australia if the government’s media bargaining code is passed. Fortunately, Google is not the only search engine on the internet. Here are some great alternatives. Best Google alternative for privacy: DuckDuckGo When it comes to privacy focused search engines, DuckDuckGo tends to…

Sort Out Your Rat’s Nest of Cables With These USB Hubs

Sort Out Your Rat’s Nest of Cables With These USB Hubs

Wireless gadgets are cool, but we still live in a world where a lot of our peripherals use a cabled approach. That’s totally fine if you’ve only got one or two devices to hook up, but that number can quickly multiply. A decent mechanical keyboard, wired mouse, printer, storage devices,…

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Review: The Most Maxed Out Phone for the Money

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Review: The Most Maxed Out Phone for the Money

Last year, Samsung broke out the “Ultra” adjective for the first time on the Galaxy S20 Ultra. That phone was certainly ambitious, but between its $2,000 price tag and features that didn’t quite live up to expectations, Samsung’s super premium phone felt less like an Ultra and more like a…