How eBay Australia Has Evolved Since 1999

How eBay Australia Has Evolved Since 1999

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a quarter of a century since eBay was first introduced to the internet, and 21 years since it arrived on Australian browsers. Here’s how it’s evolved over that time. Many of us will have memories of convincing our wary parents to let us…

You Should Totally Keep Some Cheap Window Shades In Your Car

You Should Totally Keep Some Cheap Window Shades In Your Car

I always thought those suction-cup window shades people put on Camrys and kid-carrying cars looked stupid, and I mean, they do. But they’re also pretty useful. And the ones that pull down around the door frame are even better.

The Umbrella Academy Card Game Is Punishing

The Umbrella Academy Card Game Is Punishing

The Umbrella Academy has already jumped from the comic book panel to the small screen, with season two of Netflix’s show now streaming. Now, it’s The Umbrella Academy Game thanks to Studio 71 Games. We had a chance to test out an early version of the card game and it’s off…

How to Prepare for the Next Time the Cloud Goes Down

How to Prepare for the Next Time the Cloud Goes Down

Internet access is pretty essential to get anything done these days, whether it’s chatting with working-from-home colleagues in Slack, binge-watching the latest hit Netflix show, or writing up reports in Google Docs. Most of the apps we rely on run from the cloud, and it’s all too easy to just…

Facebook Here, May We Interest You in Some Transparency?

Facebook Here, May We Interest You in Some Transparency?

If you haven’t been on the receiving end of updates from Facebook comms, then you’re lucky to have avoided the equivalent of a weekly robocall pitching you new and exciting offerings. We got another one today, this time on the subject of “Recommendation Guidelines.”

The 8BitDo Arcade Stick Is Customisable Right Down to the Joystick and Buttons

The 8BitDo Arcade Stick Is Customisable Right Down to the Joystick and Buttons

If there’s one genre of gaming where players are incredibly picky about their controllers, it’s fighting games. So to appeal to as many gamers as possible, 8BitDo has made its new arcade stick completely upgradeable with software that changes how the controller behaves and hardware that can be easily modded…

Bill & Ted Face the Music Caps the Franchise Most Excellently

Bill & Ted Face the Music Caps the Franchise Most Excellently

Take Excellent Adventure, tie in Bogus Journey, shove them through time as well as a modern lens, and you’ve got Dean Parisot’s Bill & Ted Face the Music, the very funny, very moving, very fitting third film in the saga. It is most triumphant, with only a sprinkle of heinous.

Lenovo Is Making a Gaming Laptop That Weighs Less Than 2 kg

Lenovo Is Making a Gaming Laptop That Weighs Less Than 2 kg

Lenovo is shrinking the chassis of the Legion 7i from 0.79 in. to 0.7 in., and the weight from 2.1 kg to 1.7 kg., making the up-coming Legion Slim 7i the lightest and slimmest gaming laptop it’s ever made. The company is attempting to tackle the holy-grail of laptop design:…

What Will Post-Coronavirus Social Life Really Be Like?

What Will Post-Coronavirus Social Life Really Be Like?

How many sentences, since March, have started with the words “when all this is over”? Billions, probably, but fewer of late, as each of us reckons with the fact that this will never be over, not really. Psychologically, economically — we’re wrecked. A vaccine will certainly help, but it can…

No-One Likes a Blackout, But Keeping the Lights On is About to Get Expensive

No-One Likes a Blackout, But Keeping the Lights On is About to Get Expensive

A new official report shows blackouts in eastern Australia’s grid this summer are unlikely. While that’s welcome news, it casts doubt on the wisdom of a recent government decision to tighten electricity reliability standards – a decision that will cost consumers. The report from the Australian Energy Market Operator, published…

As California Burns, Australians Watch On and Buckle Up

As California Burns, Australians Watch On and Buckle Up

California is ablaze, again. Currently, the second and third largest fires in the US state’s history are burning at the same time, and are only partially controlled. Already, seven people have died and 2,144 structures are damaged – and their fire season still has months to run. The outbreak continues…

Dungeons & Dragons & Novels: Revisiting Darkwalker on Moonshae

Dungeons & Dragons & Novels: Revisiting Darkwalker on Moonshae

This first book in the Moonshae trilogy holds the great distinction of being the very first Dungeons & Dragons novel ever set in the Forgotten Realms. It also holds the distinction of having the series’ raddest, most evocative title. Unfortunately, the story itself doesn’t evoke much of anything — which,…

Spiky Batmen and Crystal Babies Are the Most Angular Toys of the Week

Spiky Batmen and Crystal Babies Are the Most Angular Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, Gizmodo’s regular roundup of the best in plastic nonsense you can buy on the internet. Except it’s not all plastic this week: we have a suitably ludicrous crystal baby, a die-cast cyborg, and then…ok, quite a bit of the regular ol’ plastic stuff actually. Check…

Updates From The New Mutants, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and More

Updates From The New Mutants, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and More

Tony Todd is very excited for Candyman’s return. The King’s Man is moving all the way into February 2021. Star Trek: Discovery returns…to CBS. Plus, get a look at The Haunting of Bly Manor’s titular terrifying estate, what’s to come on Lovecraft Country, and Simon Kinberg and David Weil’s alien invasion…

Marvel Made Fortnite Canon and I Have Lost My Entire Mind

Marvel Made Fortnite Canon and I Have Lost My Entire Mind

Trying to make sense of comics continuity at the best of times requires offering up a tiny little part of your brain to be smushed to gooey smithereens in the mortar and pestle of comic book publishing tomfoolery. But friends, I fear trying to make sense of Marvel’s newest tango…

Uh Oh, Here’s Why the Internet Broke Again

Uh Oh, Here’s Why the Internet Broke Again

Widespread internet outages knocked down Cloudflare, the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Amazon, Hulu, and a slew of other sites on Sunday morning, and it’s apparently all because of a single internet service provider: CenturyLink.

The REFACE App Has Turned Me Into Narcissus

The REFACE App Has Turned Me Into Narcissus

If you’ve ever wanted to know what your face would look like carelessly pasted over Jason Momoa or Cardi B’s bone structure, a new app will let you do that. REFACE maps and plasters your face onto another, an innovation that surely had noble intentions but has instead served to…