How to Use End-to-End Encryption in Facebook Messenger Right Now

How to Use End-to-End Encryption in Facebook Messenger Right Now

Meta might not be a bastion of digital privacy (and very well may be an enemy of it), but the times might be a-changein’. The company announced on Thursday, Aug. 11 they are testing end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for Facebook Messenger as the default, meaning all Messenger users would have their chats protected from spying eyes … Read more

Everyone Should Be Using iOS 16’s Safety Check Feature

Everyone Should Be Using iOS 16’s Safety Check Feature

Photo: rafapress (Shutterstock) With iOS 16Apple is bringing even more privacy-focused features to your iPhone. We’ve already discussed Lockdown Modewhich protects your data when you suspect you may be targeted by a sophisticated cyber attack. Not exactly a universal use case—but another new feature, Safety Check, can benefit anyone with an iPhone. It lets you … Read more

Does Google Think Gen Z Is the Answer to Its Green Text Woes?

Does Google Think Gen Z Is the Answer to Its Green Text Woes?

Will Android and Apple ever play nice? Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo This week, alongside a massive unveiling of brand new foldable devices and accessories from Samsung, Google put out its own ad campaign in an attempt to rally the troops against Apple’s tyrannical reign on messaging. Google’s #getthemessage Campaign to stoke the flames of … Read more

Sound Waves Let Researchers Build Stuff With the Force

Sound Waves Let Researchers Build Stuff With the Force

What does the future of construction look like? Autonomous machines buzzing around a building site? Giant 3D printers extruding walls and floors? Looking forward even farther, researchers at the Public University of Navarre in Spain have been experimenting with using sound waves to make building materials simply float into position without any physical interaction required. … Read more

The Modular Gamevice Flex Controller Wants You to Keep Your Phone in Its Case

The Modular Gamevice Flex Controller Wants You to Keep Your Phone in Its Case

The biggest challenge facing the growing number of clamp-on gamepads that promise to turn your smartphone into a handheld console is their limited compatibility, especially when it comes to fitting your phone. The Gamevice Flex wants to change that with a modular design that can be reconfigured to support almost any phone, even when inside … Read more

How to See Your iPhone’s Battery Percentage All the Time Again

How to See Your iPhone’s Battery Percentage All the Time Again

Photo: MichaelJayBerlin (Shutterstock) When you look at the battery icon on your iPhone, you get a rough enough idea of ​​how much battery life you still have to work with. But if you want to know exactly where you stand, you need to swipe down from the top right into Control Center, where Apple has … Read more

How To Actually Play Netflix’s Surprisingly Terrific Games

How To Actually Play Netflix’s Surprisingly Terrific Games

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

Parking in the Sun for 30 Minutes Could One Day Make Your Car’s Scratches Disappear

Parking in the Sun for 30 Minutes Could One Day Make Your Car’s Scratches Disappear

“Self-healed surface of a model car after scratching when exposed to sunlight focused with a magnifying glass (upper) or to sunlight directly (down).”Image: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) Like a screen protector for your entire car, a new protective coating developed by researchers at the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology could actually … Read more

Apple’s AR/VR Headset Might Cost $2000, Only Have 1.5 Million Units at Launch

Apple’s AR/VR Headset Might Cost 00, Only Have 1.5 Million Units at Launch

Photo: Ryan Anson/AFP (Getty Images) Apple is avoiding any deep stake in the consumer VR pricing rat race, reportedly, with a very expensive and very low-key first release. As first noted by MacRumorsconsistent Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote Sunday that the tech giant will only be releasing less than 1.5 million units of its first … Read more

Some Epson Printers Are Programmed to Stop Working After a Certain Amount of Use

Some Epson Printers Are Programmed to Stop Working After a Certain Amount of Use

Image: Gizmodo Printers remain one of the most frustrating pieces of consumer electronics, but it turns out a thirst for pricey ink and occasionally chewing up and choking on paper aren’t the biggest challenges of using an Epson printer. As some users have discoveredthe hardware might be programmed to simply stop working one dayif used … Read more