Now You Can Pop Into Stadia Directly from Google Search

Now You Can Pop Into Stadia Directly from Google Search

Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Google is working on making cloud games easier to find on its search page. The company hasn’t officially announced the feature publicly, but Ars-Technica and The Verge have confirmed that the new Play Now ability showed up for them in separate instances. Play Now essentially adds cloud gaming links to … Read more

Facebook’s new AI chatbot will not stop owning Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook’s new AI chatbot will not stop owning Mark Zuckerberg

Fleshy AI, Mark Zuckerberg.Photo: Christof Stache (Getty Images) Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of the company that we still don’t want to call Metawould like to live in a world where we all sit around in VR headsets working alongside cartoon people that look like they fell out of a forgotten Wii game. Knowing that he’ll be … Read more

Unity Signs New Deal To Help US Army, Government

Unity Signs New Deal To Help US Army, Government

Image: Kotaku / Unity Popular video game engine Unity has had a lot of bad press over the last year, the result of things like large-scale layoffs and some really terrible comments from his CEO. Today the trend continues, as it was announced recently that the company has signed a new multi-million dollar, three-year deal … Read more

How To Play Netflix Games On iPhone, Android

How To Play Netflix Games On iPhone, Android

Image: Digital Sun Yes, Netflix has some excellent games, but no one’s playing them. According to a recent report, less than 1 percent of people who subscribe to the streaming service actually avail themselves of its free games. That stat surely isn’t helped by the process you’ve gotta go through to play, which, while not … Read more

It’s Time to Embrace Physical Media Again

It’s Time to Embrace Physical Media Again

Photo: Cheevarut (Shutterstock) It’s finally time to admit streaming apps and digital distribution have ruined most creative media industries, and maybe physical media was the right choice all along. Okay, that’s a tad dramatic. But it’s not exactly wrong. To be fair, streaming apps aren’t all bad. Streaming services and digital storefronts make it easy … Read more

Microsoft Teams app now optimized for Mac lineup with Apple silicon

Microsoft Teams app now optimized for Mac lineup with Apple silicon

To help its users work easier and faster on their favorite devices, tech giant Microsoft announced that it has created a native version of its Microsoft Teams app optimized for the Mac lineup with Apple silicon. The company said it is rolling out a production-grade universal binary version of Teams, which means it will run … Read more

The Hidden Way to Monitor Your Mac’s Temperature for Free

The Hidden Way to Monitor Your Mac’s Temperature for Free

Photo: pisaphotography (Shutterstock) Apple silicon—including the M1 and new M2 chips—has a reputation for staying cool even under intense workloads. Intel Macs, on the other hand, run notoriously hot. They’re still capable computers, but they heat up fast, which, in turn, slows things down. If you have an Intel-based Mac, you’ve probably experienced this computational … Read more

How It Feels When Bed Bath and Beyond Thinks You’re Pregnant

How It Feels When Bed Bath and Beyond Thinks You’re Pregnant

The coupon Stephanie Lucas received in the mail she said was addressed to her daughter, even though she isn’t pregnant.Photo: Stephanie Lucas Stephanie Lucas, a California-based UX designer, was at home Saturday morning when she read Gizmodo’s investigation into dozens of companies selling data on millions of Americans labeled “actively pregnant” or “shopping for maternity … Read more

Gizmodo’s Wackiest Gadgets of 2002

Gizmodo’s Wackiest Gadgets of 2002

DataPlay: The futuristic optical disc format that time forgot In the early 2000s, there were serious efforts to find the next technological breakthrough that would succeed the CD. One of those was the DataPlay, a miniaturized version of a CD with a 32mm diameter. Why use DataPlay instead of CD? For one, it could store … Read more

Meta’s Done With Paying News Publishers on Facebook

Meta’s Done With Paying News Publishers on Facebook

Photo: JOSH EDELSON/AFP (Getty Images) Several news publishers are going to be out millions of dollars as Meta is now saying, in a very subdued way, there’s no place for dedicated news systems on its ever-more algorithmically based social platforms. Axios reported based on anonymous sources from inside Facebook that the company is officially backing … Read more