Tag: Computing

Google’s Android Auto Adding New Features for Phones and Cars

Google’s bringing a ton of new Assistant-led features to Android Auto on the phone and in the dash. Image: Google Google plans to discontinue the...

Freshworks stock jumps 32% after IPO raises more than $1 billion

Freshworks Inc. shares rallied more than 30% on their first day of trading Wednesday, after the software provider pulled in more than $1 billion in...

Toast IPO: 5 things to know about the restaurant-focused payments player

A previous version of this report incorrectly referred to Toast’s volume numbers instead of its revenue. It has been corrected. Toast Inc. could be rolling...

Google’s ‘Push’ Feature Is an Answer to Apple’s App Handoffs

Photo: Sam Rutherford Google has been working to provide better integration between Android phones and Chromebooks for years with features like its Phone Hub, but...

Google’s Android Auto for People With Dumb Cars Is Good

The new Assistant Driving Mode can help you get places without touching the screen while behind the wheel. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo I live...

How to Lock Down Your iPhone App Permissions

Screenshot: iOS You don’t want to worry about an app unnecessarily having access to other parts of your phone, and you can control this by...

Cheap Android Tablets Come With a Bloatware Tax

Get acquainted with the “Uninstall” button on your Android device because it’s still very much needed. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo It’s a relatively known...

Apple, Google Must Allow Devs to Use Alternate Payments, South Korea Says

Photo: LIONEL BONAVENTURE / Contributor (Getty Images) A new South Korean law is set to challenge Apple and Google’s dominance over app store payments for...

Strava Will Stop Updating Older Wear OS App for Android Watches

Strava’s move to stop supporting older builds of Wear OS could catch on with other app makers.Photo: Florence Ion/Gizmodo Samsung and Google’s upgraded smartwatch platform,...

‘I am (likely) the world’s most stupid person’: Former Microsoft and Amazon executive sentenced to 2 years for filing over $5 million in fake PPP loans

A one-time executive at both Microsoft MSFT MSFT, +0.21% and Amazon AMZN, +1.01% has been sentenced to two years in prison for falsely filing for...

Zoom Video earnings: Expectations may be coming back to earth

As Zoom Video Communications Inc. faces its first earnings report comparing results to a full-blown pandemic quarter, investors are looking more to the future. Since hitting...

Samsung Is Turning Its Smart Home Into a Tinkerer’s Tool

SmartThings looks and acts the same, but tinkerers are getting new features for home automation.Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Samsung isn’t making any more SmartThings...

Court Documents Show Google Pays Competitors to Not Compete

As more documents are brought to court in the case of Epic v. Google, there is more evidence of the search giant’s anti-competitive streak.Photo: Lionel...

Apple’s hot antitrust autumn: Storm clouds are forming from multiple directions

A decision in a landmark antitrust legal case could come by the end of the month, but that is far from the only concern bearing...

Google’s Find My Network for Android Sounds Like Apple’s

Google is working on building out its “Find My Devices” network so you don’t lose your Android stuff again. Photo: Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo People...

Chinese state media call video games ‘spiritual opium.’ Kids today should play pinball (yes, pinball)

Anyone who has witnessed a semi-catatonic teen playing a video game might agree with a recent stock market-moving assessment from China that the electronic medium...

Fake Covid Vaccination Cards Are on the Rise in the U.S., Europe

MILAN—As Covid-19 vaccine mandates proliferate in the U.S. and Europe, so are swindlers selling bogus vaccination certificates. The U.S. government has said federal workers must...

People are still playing a lot of videogames, but how much?

Videogame publishers anticipate the pandemic-fueled turbocharging of their industry is here to stay, but engagement is slowing and hurting their stocks. Going into earnings season,...

Even Google Thinks Sideloading Apps on Android Is Horrible

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) So much is revealed when court documents are officially unsealed, and in the case of Epic Games’ antitrust complaint against...

Google Is Finally Killing Off a Decade-Old Version of Android

Android Gingerbread, you’ve lived a good life. Now it’s time to rest. Photo: Gizmodo Whether you’re running it for a nostalgic feel or you’ve held...

3 Alternative Uses for Your Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers

The Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controllers are capable of more than just gaming. If Joy-Con drift hasn’t made you bananas, then you can detach the controllers...

Take-Two stock drops after game delays, disappointing earnings outlook

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. shares fell in the extended session Monday, after the videogame publisher topped earnings estimates for the quarter but provided a weaker-than-expected...

Google Bans “Sugar Daddy” Apps From the Play Store

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) You probably wouldn’t expect to find references to “sugar daddies” in Google’s policy updates, but this week that’s exactly what...

Dow edges higher as investors weigh tech earnings, ahead of Fed update

U.S. stocks on Wednesday were set to climb tentatively higher as investors awaited a fresh policy update from the Federal Reserve and parsed many corporate...

Activision Blizzard CEO admits ‘tone deaf’ response to allegations, ahead of employee walkout

Facing an employee revolt ahead of the videogame company’s quarterly earnings report, Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Bobby Kotick went into damage-control mode Tuesday. Responding...