Gizmodo 3 April 2018

Schools Are Giving Up on Smartphone Bans

Bans on phones in schools are increasingly becoming a thing of the past, new research shows.Read more...

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Snapchat Announces Group Video Chat Feature That Instagram's Probably Going to Steal

Snapchat’s parent company Snap may be in the fiscal shitter, but Snapchat’s still an incredibly popular app: Last we heard, 187 million people (teens) use it daily. For those folks, as well as Instagram’s uninspired product team, Snapchat is adding a new group video chat feature akin to what’s already available on…Read more...

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MSI’s GS65 Stealth Is a Gaming Laptop Made for Adults

Shouty RGB lighting and aggressive red and black paints jobs can be a lot of fun, especially when you’re a teenager or someone who thinks putting lots of Xs in their gamertag makes them seem edgy. But at some point, it’s time to grow up. Now that doesn’t mean you need to cut out video games completely, don’t be silly.…Read more...

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Is Amazon Evil and Am I Evil for Using It?

1-Click ordering a massively discounted flat-screen TV, or seventy pounds of coarse-grained salt, it can be easy to forget, or temporarily repress, all those stories you’ve read about, say, working conditions in Amazon’s warehouses, or its propagation of the gig economy through contract labor.Read more...

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Upgrade To Our Readers' Favorite Shower Head For Under $100

One of the easiest home upgrades you can make is replacing that crappy shower head that came with your house or apartment. This Delta two-in-one was ranked as your absolute favorite, and is down to just $93 today, within $5 of an all-time low. I bought this exact shower head last year, and it’s been worth every penny.…Read more...

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When I'm 94, I Want an iPad That Says 'Fuck You' Like Sumner Redstone

Sumner Redstone, the 94-year-old billionaire media tycoon, is in failing health. He’s unable to speak, but is still in the headlines due to his voting stakes in both CBS and Viacom. So how will he communicate when it comes to the upcoming CBS-Viacom merger? He’s reportedly got an iPad equipped with phrases like “yes,”…Read more...

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Zachary Quinto Hints at the Future of the Star Trek Movieverse

There’s more rumors about a major villain in Venom. The Russo brothers tease a reason to fear Avengers 4. Joaquin Phoenix talks about the prospect of joining the standalone Joker movie. Plus, what’s to come on Legion and The Expanse, and new footage from Avengers: Infinity War and the Legends of Tomorrow season…Read more...

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Vive Pro Review: Way More Beautiful, Way Better—Way Too Expensive

When the Vive and the Oculus Rift came out in the spring of 2016, they did something incredible: they made VR actually worth caring about. Previously, the closest thing people had come to virtual reality were weird sci-fi movies or half-baked products like the Virtual Boy. Yet even now, nearly two years later to the…Read more...

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Upgrade Your Light Switches and Power Outlets With This One-Day Amazon Sale

Several TOPGREENER products have been hits with our readers, and today, a bunch of them are on sale at the same time in Amazon’s Gold Box.Read more...

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Intel Is Making a Version of Its Overkill i9 Processor for Laptops

The i9 designation is reserved for Intel’s fastest processors that can go in a desktop you or your friend (and not a multimillion dollar business) might own. These things are very fast—with up to 18 cores in each processor, capable of running 32 threads simultaneously. The i9 processors, which were first introduced…Read more...

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Everything We Know So Far About Intel's Newest 8th-Generation Processors 

You will be forgiven if you’ve been perplexed by Intel’s 8th generation Core computer processors. Back in October 2017 I called this 8th-gen “a confusing Frankenstein-like monster” and that still holds true! The generation is a mishmash of microarchitectures cobbled together under a single umbrella term of “8th…Read more...

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Intel's Coolest New Technology Is Coming to Laptops

Praise Intel for its CPUs all you want, but for my money the coolest thing Intel is doing right now is in the storage space. I know. What a yawn, storage. But upgrading your storage is one of the absolutely best ways to improve the performance of your computer, and Intel providing support for its super cool storage…Read more...

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