Tag: Computing

Jio Announces Ultra-Affordable Jio Phone Next With 4G for India

Image: Jio/Google While carriers in the U.S. are racing to add 5G coverage to their networks, today India’s largest wireless provider announced a new device...

Opinion: John McAfee was one of the original genius-but-bizarre CEOs — and Elon Musk should take note

The fantastical story of antivirus-software entrepreneur John McAfee in his later years should be a cautionary tale to other genius CEOs, especially Elon Musk. McAfee,...

France’s Macron Pushes Controls on Religion to Pressure Mosques

PARIS—President Emmanuel Macron is redrawing the line that separates religion and state, in a battle to force Islamic organizations into the mold of French secularism....

Academics Bristle Over LinkedIn Blocking Their Profiles in China

SINGAPORE—Eyck Freymann, an Oxford University doctoral student, was surprised to get a notice from LinkedIn this month telling him his account had been blocked in...

Why over 80,000 people want Jeff Bezos to stay in space

Get out and stay out! That’s the message from a couple of irreverent Change.org petitions calling for Jeff Bezos to stay in space when he...

Opinion: 5 smart ways to shift your investments as the Fed gets ready for a big move

Fed policymakers surprised a lot of investors on Wednesday by signaling that tapering and interest-rate hikes are finally on the way. Investors sat up and...

Google Might Be Working on a Find My Network to Rival Apple’s

Photo: Robyn Beck / AFP (Getty Images) With the release of Apple’s AirTags, we’ve all seen just how powerful and useful the company’s Find My...

Peloton Bike+ Was Vulnerable to Remote Hacking, McAfee Says

Photo: Scott Heins/Stringer (Getty Images) Following news that Peloton’s API exposed private user account data, McAfee’s Advanced Threat Research team says the Bike+ had a...

Oracle stock falls despite earnings beat, CEO expects to push more money toward cloud efforts

Oracle Corp. blew away expectations for earnings and sales to close out its fiscal year Tuesday, but shares dipped as executives revealed plans to spend...

Google Is Releasing 6 New Features For Android This Summer

Image: Google Android 12 isn’t expected to be ready for its official release until later this fall, but in the meantime Google is rolling out six...

How tech companies are bringing workers back to the office: Slowly and with ‘social’ incentives

As they return to work, employees of website platform Contentful Inc. are getting an eyeful of their new offices in Berlin and Denver and a...

Stadia Support Is Finally Comes to Android TV Boxes

Photo: Alex Cranz Stadia always seemed like a perfect fit for Google’s homegrown smart TV OS, and now, more than 18 months after Stadia’s initial...

Apple and Google Go All In On Digital Car Keys

Screenshot: Apple Apple today announced expanded support for digital car keys in iOS 15 during its WWDC keynote. Combined with Google’s recent Android announcements at...

Apple boosts FaceTime, messaging with iOS 15 software upgrades

Apple Inc.’s forthcoming upgrades for its iPhone operating system will aim to make FaceTime a more formidable competitor in the world of videoconferencing, while also...

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Android Auto

Image: Google Google’s Android Auto is more than six years old now, and it’s changed a fair bit in that time. The latest version is...

Android 12 Feature Will Let You Opt Out of App Tracking

Google will soon let you opt-out of third-party tracking from any app you download from the Play Store. Photo: Florence Ion/Gizmodo With Apple’s developer conference...

Philips Hue Finally Has a Good App

The fourth-generation Philips Hue app is a huge visual improvement over its predecessors. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo It took four generations, but the Philips...

Pixel Buds A Review: Sweet Wireless Simplicity

Photo: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo There was a time not too long ago when it felt like a lot of Google’s devices lacked an identity. But since...

Behind the painstaking process of creating Chinese computer fonts

But there are tens of thousands of Chinese characters, and a 5-by-7 grid was too small to make them legible. Chinese required a grid of...

Opinion: The pandemic PC boom is still happening, but twin dangers loom

After more than a year into COVID-19 pandemic, people are still buying personal computers in massive numbers, but PC makers face increasing costs to build...

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Nvidia Shield TV

Image: Nvidia The Nvidia Shield TV has been flying the Android TV flag for many years at this point, and through regular updates, it has...

A Phone That’s Perfectly Customized to You

Meet Android 12’s new look: Material You.Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Android 12 is bringing a new design called Material You, and it’s the most...

Tim Cook to be Apple’s star witness Friday as antitrust trial wraps up

Apple Inc. is saving its most powerful witness for last. Chief Executive Tim Cook is scheduled to take the stand Friday to wrap up Apple’s...

Nest Update Will Make Google’s Smart Home Work With Matter

Matter will unify all your Google Nest devices and compatible accessories under one roof. Image: Google Google is going all in with Matter, the new...

Google Wants to Make the Next Pixel Camera More Inclusive

Google’s new algorithm is better at adjusting edits based on skin tone. Screenshot: Google Android is used on 3 billion smartphones worldwide, but most of...