Best Smartwatches You Can Buy in 2024

Best Smartwatches You Can Buy in 2024

I never thought I’d see the day I’d become a “wearables” person, and it’s because I’ve spent so long on the Android side of things. For years, Android users waited in vain for manufacturers to make smartwatches that fit nicely and didn’t peter out after a mere eight hours off the charger. It wasn’t until …

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Is Your Internet Provider Is Ripping You Off?

Is Your Internet Provider Is Ripping You Off?

Those who have long been upset about their opaque data bills might finally get a glimpse of what they’re really paying for. Starting Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission’s “nutrition labels” we’ve been promised for years are now fully enforced. Every ISP with 100,000 or more customers must document everything that goes into users’ monthly service …

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Apple Laid Off 600 People in Pivot Away From Cars and Watch Displays: Report

Apple Laid Off 600 People in Pivot Away From Cars and Watch Displays: Report

Photo: Smith Collection/Gado (Getty Images) Apple decided to stop building cars and smartwatch displays in-house so it laid off 600 employees, according to a report from Bloomberg Thursday. The layoffs, which occurred in Feb. and March, affected 87 employees working at a secret Apple facility working on smartwatch screens, and hundreds working on the Apple …

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Everything You Should Know Before You Buy

Everything You Should Know Before You Buy

Can’t get enough of the Samsung Galaxy S24? The company’s latest phone release may be its most diverse offering yet, with major differences between the regular S24, S24+, and Ultra variants thanks to the most expensive version’s titanium frame. There’s a lot of information to parse, so we’re here to help make your buying decision …

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3 Body Problem’s Otherworldly VR Helmets Posed Some Unique Challenges on Set

3 Body Problem’s Otherworldly VR Helmets Posed Some Unique Challenges on Set

Wade (Liam Cunningham) stares at his reflection in a VR helmet on 3 Body Problem.Image: Netflix One of 3 Body Problem’s earliest mysteries comes wrapped in a sleek, shiny package: the seemingly not-of-this-world VR helmets that Jin (Jess Hong) and Jack (John Bradley) are given—and that transport them into an eerily lifelike environment they assume …

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How to Factory Reset a Samsung Smartphone

How to Factory Reset a Samsung Smartphone

Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo It’s finally time to say goodbye to your trusty Samsung smartphone. But before you do, don’t forget to remove all that data. You’ll need to factory reset the device to restore it to its “first-day” state. While this won’t buff out the scratches and scuff marks the phone’s outer shell …

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Apple Wants Your Apple Watch to Act Like a Lifeguard

Apple Wants Your Apple Watch to Act Like a Lifeguard

Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo From its heart rate monitors to its car crash detection, the Apple Watch has a multitude of features that have helped save lives. Now, Apple wants to add another feature to the smartwatch that can warn you about going to the deep end of the pool. Hands-On With Meta Quest …

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CEO of Firm Tapped for AI Metal Detectors in NYC Subways Says Subways Are Not a ‘Good Use-Case’

CEO of Firm Tapped for AI Metal Detectors in NYC Subways Says Subways Are Not a ‘Good Use-Case’

Photo: Barry Williams for NY Daily News (Getty Images) Citing a supposed spike in crime, New York State and New York City officials have launched a heavy-handed, police-state-flavored push to increase safety in the city’s subway systems. This has included the controversial deployment of National Guard and State Police units into the city’s tunnels and, …

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How to Stop Samsung Ads From Popping Up on Your Phone

How to Stop Samsung Ads From Popping Up on Your Phone

Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Samsung has developed a naughty habit of serving advertising to even its most loyal users. I noticed over the past few years of reviewing devices like the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy S24 Ultra that the company has a habit of popping in with a reminder of new stuff …

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