Kevin Tong's Utility Belt piece for Mondo. (Image: All Images, Kevin Tong)

Creating During Covid: Kevin Tong Talks Convention Woes and Home Set-Ups

The novel coronavirus pandemic’s effects have already been felt far and wide, in comic book publishing and sales, the gaming industry, Hollywood, and more. But it’s also, of course, affecting people on an individual level. To that end, Gizmodo decided to talk to some folks about what the covid-19 pandemic…

Last Night’s Massive NASCAR Power Saw Is Totally Legal For Now

Many of you watching last night’s NASCAR race may have experienced a bit of deja vu as you watched a pit crew pull out a massive powered cutoff wheel and starting hacking their Toyota to pieces. But unlike the last time it happened, it’s totally within the rules this time.

They are one with the Force, and the Force is with them. (Image: Lucasfilm)

How a Key Piece of Rogue One Made It Into The Clone Wars

Star Wars is at its most powerful when one piece of the galaxy touches a completely separate piece of the galaxy, in those moments when your emotions and nostalgia from one movie or book are drawn upon in another. It’s a delicate balance, and no one wants to overdo it,…

Cytharat and Lemda, the two LGBTQ romances added in Rise of the Hutt Cartels. (Image: EA/Bioware)

Star Wars’ Not-So-Brief History of Fleeting LGBTQ+ Representation

The long road to meaningful representation of LGBTQ+ creatives and characters in our popular media is a history interwoven throughout decades of media narratives. For Star Wars, one of the biggest pieces of popular culture in living memory, that story has come in fits and starts — and in many…

Photo: Andrew Liszewski, Gizmodo

Google Assistant Is About to Get More Useful On Every Smart Device

Google Assistant is incredibly useful, but depending on which devices you own, you might not have access to all of its commands and features. Google plans to change that. In an update announced today, the company pledged to make more of its Assistant’s abilities available on as many devices as…

The Warner Bros. water tower lit up in blue on April 16, 2020 in support of healthcare workers in the novel coronavirus pandemic, a gesture as performatively empty as the studio's new statement about J.K. Rowling. (Image: Kevin Winter, Getty Images)

This Is Some Meaningless Bullshit, Warner Bros.

To say that Warner Bros. released a statement about J.K. Rowling’s recent and ongoing response to accusations of transphobia would be, well, an overstatement. Because at this point I’ve read it enough times that I’m not even sure it’s words anymore.

Will The Changeling Remake Traumatise Me as Much as the Original?

Get ready to be slowly terrified by a creepy ghost child saying “My medal” — at least that’s what happened to me the last time I watched the 1980 horror film The Changeling. Like so many others, it’s now getting a remake, with Hanna director Anders Engström coming on board…

37 Great Games For Laptops And Low-End PCs

We all want to have the best gaming setup possible, but we can’t all afford thousand-dollar GPUs and 12-core monster PCs. Sometimes you’re a student stuck with a potato laptop, or you’re just getting by on an entry level rig. And that’s fine, because there are a ton of great…

Crossing Swords Is a Cutesy Wonderland of Flesh and Debauchery

It might seem like Crossing Swords is an advertisement for a magical Playmobil set. But within the first two minutes, a clown man ends up being called a “fucking idiot” by the other members of his raiding party for not understanding the basics of dragon biology. Not long after, an…

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Facebook Suspends Anti-Racist Skinheads and Ska Musicians for Reasons Unknown

For years, activists and media have supplied Facebook with a long menu of white supremacist groups to target, and to its credit, it’s finally budging a little (emphasis on little). Last week, Facebook deactivated nearly 200 accounts tied to the white supremacist groups the Proud Boys and the American Guard….

Redmayne portraying Newt Scamander in the second Fantastic Beasts film, The Crimes of Grindelwald. (Image: Warner Bros.)

Eddie Redmayne Speaks Out Against J.K. Rowling’s Transphobic Comments

In the wake of J.K. Rowling’s comments this weekend defending herself against repeated accusations of transphobia, actors from across the Harry Potter universe’s film adaptations have spoken out in support of transgender rights, including the boy wizard himself, Daniel Radcliffe. Now, he’s been joined by another prominent voice in the…