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It's Not Just You, a Ton of Google Services Just Went Down (Update: Phew, They're Back Up)

If you’ve been experiencing issues trying to access Google or YouTube, you’re not alone. Around 9 p.m. ET on Thursday evening, tons of users worldwide reported problems with Google and the many services under the tech giant’s umbrella, including Google Drive, Gmail, Stadia, the Play Store, and even Nest.Read more...

Roli's $300 Light-Up Keyboard Is Like if Rock Band Taught You How to Play Piano

Sometimes when I’m scrolling through my timeline, it feels like I’m the only person who didn’t pick up a new hobby during quarantine. I’m not too proud to admit that, while others were busy learning to paint or knit or rollerskate, I was content scrolling through TikTok and sinking dozens of hours into Stardew Valley …Read more...

Amazon's New Echo Show Will Soon Support Netflix, But What About Other Streaming Services?

Amazon’s annual product event introduced a host of new hardware and service updates, including a markedly different Echo Show design. But for those of us who prefer background noise while we’re whipping something up in the kitchen, the revamped Echo Show also introduces a new streaming option: Netflix.Read more...

Trump Spox Matt Wolking Shoves Foot in Mouth While Bashing CNN, Gizmodo Reporters

The Justice Department released—and later retracted—a statement on Thursday saying it had opened an inquiry into the discarding of nine military ballots cast for President Trump in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The notice disappeared from the DOJ’s website hours later only to be replaced by a “revised statement,”…Read more...

Someone Is Anonymously Mailing Creepy QAnon Propaganda to Minneapolis Residents

Someone is mailing QAnon-themed material to residents of Minneapolis suburbs, the Intercept reported on Thursday, and it’s not clear who’s doing it or why.Read more...

The Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers, According to Our Readers

Top Pick: Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 | $200 | AmazonRead more...

Louisville Police Take Down Inmate Lookup Site Amid Mass Arrest of Protesters

An estimated 127 people have been arrested since protesters took to the streets of Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday after a grand jury chose not to charge three officers for Breonna Taylor’s death. With hundreds more expected to be detained in the coming weeks, the Information Systems Team at the Louisville Metro…Read more...

Netflix's Three-Body Problem Decried by U.S. Senators Over Liu Cixin's Muslim Commentary

Earlier this month, Netflix announced that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss would partner with The Terror: Infamy’s Alexander Woo to adapt the beloved, Hugo-winning Chinese sci-fi epic The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin. But now, the company is facing calls from a cadre of Republicans…Read more...

Atari’s Vaporware Console Is Getting Blockchain-Based Games

In what is certain to be one of the least promising moves in console gaming in 2020, Atari has partnered with a company called Ultra Gaming to offer blockchain-based game streaming to its forthcoming VCS console.Read more...

The Rallying Cry Against Apple's App Store Policies is Getting Louder

Several developers and organizations have banded together to lead a campaign against Apple’s App Store policies. Announced today, the Coalition for App Fairness (CAF) is a new nonprofit dedicated to fighting for fair, competitive practices across the app ecosystem. The CAF’s founding members include Epic Games,…Read more...

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