Google Maps to Cut Location Reminders Assistant Feature

Photo: justin sullivan (Getty Images) “Okay Google… Set a reminder to remind me to remind you to stop your location reminder feature.” “…Done.” Thanks, Google. Well, if you go to the Google Assistant Help page, it now says that the ability to create reminders on the app “is going away soon.” Additionally, the ability to … Read more

Take-Two CEO Skeptical Of Metaverses, Worthless Digital Land

Photo: Jonathan Leibson (Getty Images) The metaverse has quickly become a popular topic of speculation for tech companies and rich CEOs as they scramble to not be left behind while people look for ways to escape our hellish current-day digital landscape. But the metaverse is (probably) a giant bust, and Strauss Zelnick, CEO of GTA … Read more

Google Killing Duo, Rolling its Features into Meet

Duo will become Google Meet. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo I get annoyed by all the jokes people make about Google killing things willy-nilly. I think that’s because I’m so deep into the ecosystem that these kinds of changes usually directly affect me. Google’s latest assassination target is Duo, which is now being combined with … Read more

You Can Get a Free Replacement for Your Cloud Cam

You Can Get a Free Replacement for Your Cloud Cam

Let’s start with some bad news: Amazon is discontinuing Cloud Cam support this year. The company launched the proprietary security camera system in 2017, but after only five years on the market, is closing down shop for good. The good news is you won’t be left without a security camera option, since Amazon is offering … Read more

US Supercomputer Becomes First to Enter Exascale Status

Though the US may be lagging behind other countries in terms of consumer broadband and wireless speeds, it can now at least claim the mantle as the top dog of supercomputers. Well, maybe anyway. That’s thanks to Frontier, a new supercomputer developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) which this week became the first machine … Read more

Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Could Take 200MP Shots, Like This Cat Pic

Samsung 200MP sensorImage: Samsung Samsung just teased the marquee feature for its upcoming flagship smartphones, and it’s downright adorable—the teaser, that is. Anyhow, to flex the capabilities of its upcoming 200-megapixel mobile image sensorSamsung took the obvious route: snap a photo of a sweet housecat, blow it up to be roughly 1.5x the size of … Read more

Logitech’s Lift Vertical Mouse Feels Great but Gets Dirty Quick

The Logitech Lift is a solid vertical mouse, but it’s a little too susceptible to finger grease. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo My wrists are killing me. It’s probably because I’m getting older, but I also have carpal tunnel from years of bad posture and ergonomics. Ever since I started working from home—way before this … Read more

Steam Deck Update Lowers The Fan Noise—But At A Cost

Image: Valve / Kotaku Today, Valve released a highly-anticipated update to its portable PC. SteamOS 3.2 brings a lot of fun changes to both the operating system and the Steam client itself, enabling Remote Play Together, tweaks to some visual and UI elements, and the ability to change the screen’s refresh rate The updates to … Read more

Logitech MX Mechanical Mini Review: Striking a Fine Balance

Photo: Phillip Tracy/Gizmodo Logitech’s MX Mechanical and MX Mechanical Mini are wireless mechanical keyboards meant for home or office use. Adding a mechanical option alongside Logitech’s MX Keys lineup, the MX Mechanical Mini I’m currently using has brown switches for a quiet yet tactile actuation. Monochrome backlighting is both practical and attractive, and the build … Read more

Everything New in Chrome 102

Photo: monticello (Shutterstock) If you feel like you’re always being asked to update Chrome, you’re not wrong. Google issues new updates for its web browser all the time, usually to patch new security vulnerabilities as they’re discovered. With this latest update, you’re indeed getting patches for 32 such flawsbut also a handful of interesting and … Read more