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Spotify's Official Apple Watch App Is On Its Way—And Missing Key Features

One of the big selling points of smartwatches is the ability to control apps without needing to pull out your phone. However, due to the absence of an official Apple Watch app, adjusting music in Spotify using Apple’s smartwatch always felt kind of clunky. Now that’s changing. Spotify is finally gracing Apple Watch…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Wearables, Spotify, Music, Science, Streaming Music, Apple Watch, watchOS, Consumer Tech, Spotifys Apple Watch App Is Finally Here


This Electric Scooter For Adults Might Replace My Need For a Second Car

Despite their growing popularity in cities like San Francisco as another alternative to cars, electric scooters have always seemed like nothing more than a pricier version of a toy I enjoyed as a kid. But the Unagi, an e-scooter that looks like it was actually designed for grown-ups, gave me a new appreciation for how…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gadgets, Transportation, Science, San Francisco, Tech, Scooters, Unagi, Consumer Tech


Nintendo's Poké Ball Plus Made Me Wish I Was a Kid Again

With Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee, trying to decide if you want to get in on the latest Pokémon game is a relatively straightforward affair. You’re either someone who will get a kick out of a reboot of the original Pokémon games featuring all the new visuals, updated mechanics, and multiplayer features that…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Science, Nintendo, Pokemon, Consumer Tech, Pokemon Go, Poké Ball, Pokémon Go Plus, Poke Ball Plus Review, Lets Go Pikachu, Lets Go Eevee


Samsung's First Flexible Phone Could Cost $1,700, and That Price Seems Totally Reasonable

Last week, Samsung teased its Infinity Flex Display for use on a still-unnamed folding smartphone. Samsung’s project isn’t the only bendy-screen device in the works, but reports from two Korean news agencies already have people balking about the gadget’s anticipated price.Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Consumer Tech, Galaxy F, Bendy Screens, Infinity Flex, Infinity Flex Display, Samsungs Bendy Phone Cost How Much, Flexible Phones


Cord Cutters Just Dealt Cable and Satellite Their Biggest Loss Ever

If there was any doubt that traditional satellite and cable plans are on the decline, earlier this year, cord cutting hit an all-time high after more than one million subscribers ditched their services in just one quarter.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cable, Cord Cutters, Satellite, Consumer Tech, TV Services


The Fossil Sport Might Be a Wear OS Watch That Doesn't Suck

I have a lot of Apple-hating frineds who are always asking me: “What’s the best Wear OS smartwatch?” And I always say the same thing: They’re all bad. That said, the Fossil Sport could be the first contender for the title.Read more...
Tags: Health, Google, Android, Gadgets, Science, Fitness, Smartwatches, Fossil, Hands On, Consumer Tech, Wear OS, Fossil Sport, Please Let There Be A Good Wear Os Watch


Android Will Soon Let You Update Its Apps While You’re Still Using Them

There was plenty of Samsung buzz coming out of two individual events this week, not the least of which included the unveiling of its yet-unnamed foldable device. Another neat reveal coming out of the Android Dev Summit, however, is a feature that will allow users to continue using Android apps while they’re being…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Apps, Science, Technology, Samsung, Consumer Tech, Folding Phone, In App Updates Api, 2018 Samsung Developer Conference


Samsung’s Flexible Display Is Our Best Look Yet at Its Hyped Bendable Smartphone

People have been talking and dreaming about bendable screens for years, and while a handful of devices have experimented with the idea, there’s still a lot of hardware and software that needs to be refined before the tech is truly worth caring about. But at the 2018 Samsung Developer Conference, the world’s biggest…Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Folding Phone, Bendy Screens, Samsung Teases Its Upcoming Bendable Screen, Bendable Displays, Samsung Developer Conference the world


Give Your Old GameCube Controllers Wireless Superpowers With This Simple Switch Adapter

Kirby and I will fight anyone that dares suggest the Nintendo GameCube didn’t introduce one of the best controller designs of all time. Countless Super Smash Bros. devotees agree with that sentiment, which is why Nintendo has even re-released it. But it’s 8Bitdo that’s created the best way to actually use a classic…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Bluetooth, Video Games, Tech, Nintendo, Super Smash Bros, Switch, Consumer Tech, Controllers, 8bitdo, Kirby, GameCube, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Gbros Wireless Adapter


Top Cortana Exec Out at Microsoft as Internal Shakeup Continues

The next VP to leave Microsoft is the current head of Cortana, Javier Soltero, according to multiple reports. The departure is part of an ongoing internal shakeup at Microsoft that has seen execs including 20-year vet Terry Myerson leave the company.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Cortana, Windows, Windows 10, Ai, Digital Assistants, Consumer Tech, Terry Myerson, Cortana Boss Gets Ousted, Cortana Javier Soltero


Google Promises a Fix for the Pixel 3's Biggest Issue 'in the Coming Weeks'

With its nifty software tricks and superb camera, the Pixel 3 is undoubtedly a good phone. But it ain’t perfect, and right now, the Pixel 3's biggest issue is wonky memory management.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Pixel, Consumer Tech, Pixel 3, Android 9, Big Fix For The Pixel 3 Is Incoming, Pixel 3 Issues


Don't Cross Revamped AirPods Off Your Holiday Wish List Just Yet

When Apple failed to provide any updates on AirPods during its most recent launch event, it seemed like fans of the ubiquitous wireless earbuds would be forced to wait until 2019 for a new model. However, based on newly granted Bluetooth SIG certifications discovered by MySmartPrice.com, it seems there’s still a…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Audio, Earbuds, Mysmartprice, Consumer Tech, Wireless Earbuds, AirPods, The Rumor Mill, New Airpods Are Coming


Twitter Takes Down 10,000 Accounts That Discouraged Voting

With the hotly contested midterm elections coming up this Tuesday, Twitter is cracking down on attempts at using the service to dissuade people from showing up at the polls. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Voting, Social Media, Consumer Tech, Midterm Elections, Stop Checking Twitter And Vote


To All the 'Shitty' Earbuds I’ve Loved Before

I’m a simple woman. When I’m riding the bus, walking down the street, or working in the open offices here at Gizmodo Media Group, I just want to pop in my earbuds, turn on some good music (buy Honey on iTunes) and ignore everything around me.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earbuds, Consumer Tech, Gizmodo Media Group


This Robovac With a Removable Dustbuster Created More Messes Than it Cleaned

The dirty secret about robot vacuums is that they can’t actually clean your entire house. They’re great for floors, but are completely useless for cleaning all of your other other dust-covered surfaces. It’s a problem the Coral One—a robovac with a removable handheld cleaner—was engineered to solve. Its design is…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Cleaning, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Robots, Appliances, Robotics, Vacuums, Consumer Tech, Robovacs, Coral One


Oh Come On, Apple Could Have Made the 'New' MacBook Air Years Ago

There’s this weird sort of fervor that surrounds the MacBook Air that I’ve never fully understood. Sure, when Steve Jobs pulled the first one out of a manila envelope in 2008, it was cool as hell. But in the 10 years since then, Apple’s once industry-leading laptop was neglected and abandoned to the point that it…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Steve Jobs, Macbook, MacBook Air, Laptops, Macbook Pro, Consumer Tech, macOS, The New Macbook Air Is Actually Old


Apple's Lightning Port Kingdom Is Crumbling

For years, Apple’s mobile devices have been off in their wonderland of proprietary ports while the rest of the tech world did its best to converge on a few simple standards. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Science, Macbook, Cables, Lightning, Apple Pencil, Consumer Tech, Usb C, Apples Lighting Connector Is Going Away, Lightning Port Kingdom


Delightful Google Bug Seemingly Gives Pixel 3 XLs an Extra Helping of Notches

Until Apple, Google, and the like find a way to hide front-facing cameras and sensors beneath their smartphones’ displays, notches are a hideously unfortunate design solution to maxing out screen real estate. The Pixel 3 has one of the worst notches, and making matters even worse for some Pixel 3 XL users is a bizarre…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Gadgets, Science, Bugs, Tech, Smartphones, Pixel, Consumer Tech, Apple Google, Notches, Pixel 3 XL


OnePlus 6T Review: The No Bullshit Best Deal in Smartphones

Since its inception, OnePlus has danced around the fringes of the smartphone market, catering to nerds and enthusiasts with spec-laden devices for reasonable prices. And unlike the Apples and the Samsungs of the world, OnePlus has thrived even though it really only makes one product a year, typically released in the…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Science, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Oxygen Os, Midrange Phones, Oneplus 6t Review


Halloween's Extra Spooky With Michael Jackson's Thriller Played On Outdated Zombie Technology

There are still a few days left to immerse yourself in everything Halloween before thoughts shift to turkeys and shopping lists. So pull down the blinds, turn up that smoke machine, and put Paweł Zadrożniak’s latest masterpiece on loop as the Floppotron grinds out a wonderful rendition of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Halloween, Science, Tech, Thriller, Michael Jackson, Seasonal, Consumer Tech, Paweł Zadrożniak, Floppotron


The Red Hydrogen One Is a Phone Made for an Alternate Reality

Jim Jannard is an interesting guy. After starting a one-man business selling motorcycle parts, he decided to pivot into goggles and eyewear. Fast forward about 25 years, and Oakley had become one of the biggest sunglass brands in the world. Then in 2007, after selling Oakley for $2.1 billion, Jannard turned to his…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Science, Smartphones, Oakley, Consumer Tech, Jim Jannard, Jannard, Hydrogen One, Red Hydrogen One Review, 4view, 3d Screens


The Lenovo Yoga Just Keeps Getting Better

Lenovo’s line of Yoga laptops is well known and liked for the clever hinges that allow the devices to smoothly transform from a regular clamshell with a decent keyboard to a thick tablet. In particular, the Yoga made a name for itself with a slick “watchband” hinge that looks more like a fancy piece of jewelry than…Read more...
Tags: Science, Lenovo, 2 In 1, Consumer Tech, Lenovo Yoga, Lenovo Yoga C930


Lenovo's Dual-Screen Yoga Book Is Painfully Close to a Breakthrough

Laptops haven’t changed much since 2012. Sure, they’re a bit sleeker, more powerful, and have slightly better battery lives. But after Microsoft conjured up the original Surface with its kickstand and detachable keyboard in 2012, it’s largely been five plus years of iterative improvements. That doesn’t mean companies…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Science, Microsoft, Windows, Lenovo, Laptops, E Ink, Consumer Tech, Ereader, Dual Screen, Lenovo Yoga Book C930 Review, Yoga Book 2


What's Going to Happen at Apple's iPad and MacBook Event Next Week?

A month after Apple revealed a new smartwatch and a new iPhone lineup that finally does away with the home button once and for all, the company will hold a follow-up event next week that’s tag-lined, “There’s more in the making.” A new, home button-less iPad Pro seems likely, but what else does Apple have planned to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Gadgets, New York, Science, Events, Siri, Tech, Ipads, Macbook, Ipad Mini, Ipad Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, Consumer Tech, AirPods


What's Apple Going to Announce at Its iPad and MacBook Event Next Week?

A month after Apple revealed a new smartwatch and a new iPhone lineup that finally does away with the home button once and for all, the company will hold a follow-up event next week that’s tag-lined, “There’s more in the making.” A new, home button-less iPad Pro seems likely, but what else does Apple have planned to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Gadgets, New York, Science, Events, Siri, Tech, Ipads, Macbook, Ipad Mini, Ipad Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, Consumer Tech, AirPods


Google's Pixel Stand Is a Smarter Breed of Wireless Charger

In a world of increasingly complex tech, wireless chargers are refreshingly simple devices. Just take your phone, drop it on a pad or stand, and walk away. That’s it. And now that wireless charging is basically a standard feature for most flagship handsets, it’s quickly becoming the preferred way to keep your phone’s…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Science, Smartphones, Smartphone Accessories, Pixel, Consumer Tech, Wireless Chargers, Pixel Stand, Google Pixel Stand Review


The Razer Phone 2's Biggest Upgrade Is Being Better at Everyday Life

When Razer birthed a new category of phone last year, the company offered gamers two features that weren’t typically found on your average handset: a big 4,000 mAh battery and a fantastic 120Hz display that made games look and feel extra smooth. But now that the rest of the smartphone world has started to care more…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Games, Science, Razer, Rgb Lighting, Consumer Tech, Everyday life, Gaming Phones, Razer Phone 2 Review


The Fancy Display Tech Samsung Apparently Wants for Its Future Phones Sounds Amazing

Samsung is one of the clear leaders in mobile display tech, and its screens are found in a wide range of flagship devices including its own Galaxy phones and those of its biggest competitors like Apple. However, one of the biggest complaints about the Galaxy S9 is that looks virtually identical to last year’s device,…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Displays, Consumer Tech, Rumor Mill, Galaxy S10, Potential Big Screen Innovations From Samsung, All Screen


The Incredible Evolution of the Smartphone Notch: From Bezels to All Screen

Despite Essential being first, after Apple adopted the notch, nearly every other smartphone maker jumped on the bandwagon and made those stupid little cutouts at the top of the screen the most discussed and reviled feature on handsets in the last 18 months.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Science, Smartphones, Phones, Notch, Consumer Tech, Notches, The Smartphone Notch Spectrum


Samsung's Galaxy Book 2 Goes Hard at Mobile Productivity With Huge Battery Life Claims and LTE

I’m not going to say the PC is dying, that would be ridiculous. But over the last 10 years, there are certain segments of the computer market that have been declining, like tablets, netbooks, and depending on how you look at it, the traditional clamshell laptop. In the meantime, there’s been a new generation of more…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Samsung, Laptops, Qualcomm, Consumer Tech, Always Connected, Always On, Samsung Going After Pc Mobility