Google Maps to Cut Location Reminders Assistant Feature

Photo: justin sullivan (Getty Images) “Okay Google… Set a reminder to remind me to remind you to stop your location reminder feature.” “…Done.” Thanks, Google. Well, if you go to the Google Assistant Help page, it now says that the ability to create reminders on the app “is going away soon.” Additionally, the ability to … Read more

Google Killing Duo, Rolling its Features into Meet

Duo will become Google Meet. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo I get annoyed by all the jokes people make about Google killing things willy-nilly. I think that’s because I’m so deep into the ecosystem that these kinds of changes usually directly affect me. Google’s latest assassination target is Duo, which is now being combined with … Read more

A Man’s ‘Eczema’ Was Actually Caterpillar Hairs

The spongy moth (Lymantria dispar) in its caterpillar stage of life.Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A man’s suspected case of painful eczema on his left wrist turned out to be something much more unusual. Doctors in China discovered that their patient actually had caterpillar hairs lodged in his arm, likely caught while climbing an apple tree months … Read more

iPhone 14 Performance Upgrade Expected Be Minimal

iPhone 13Photo: Caitlin McGarry/Gizmodo When revealing a new product, Apple often spends time talking about how much faster it is than the previous model and how favorably it stacks up against the competition. Claims like “the Macbook Air is faster than 98% of PC laptops,” make headlines, whether they’re accurate or not. It’s an effective … Read more

New Optical Illusion Makes 86% of People Feel Like They’re Falling Into a Black Hole

Expand the image above to fill your screen and stare at the black blob in the center. (You can also find the original version here.) Most people perceive the blob as expanding or feel that they’re falling toward the hole. This new-to-science illusion has given researchers some more insight into how human vision works, and … Read more

Rachel Zegler Joins The Hunger Games Prequel as Lucy Gray Baird

Image: Scholastic Rob Zombie just keeps adding more folks to his munsters movie. Neill Blomkamp is still working on a District 9 sequel. she hulk adds a flight attendant star. More, what’s coming on fear the walking dead‘s season finale, and Spock is, well, Amok, in new Strange New Worlds pictures. Spoilers away! The Ballad … Read more

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Full Specs Sheet Leaks

From the way the leaks are churning, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 might not be too much different from the Galaxy Z Fold 3 (pictured here.) Photo: Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo Samsung is due to have a big mobile event in just a few months. Nothing has been announced yet, but with the rumor mill … Read more

Stranger Things Season 4 Vol. II Gets a New Teaser Trailer

Image: netflix I know a grand total of three people care about dragonball in this day and age, but we’ve got a new trailer and it looks wonderfully bonkers. Alas, the voyage of Avenue 5 seems to be coming to an end. Riverdale continue to Riverdale the hell out of itself. Now look alive, Gold … Read more

Tales of the Jedi Animated Shorts Announced

Image: lucasfilm When it’s not devoting entire sagas to one specific character gold faction, Star Wars is putting out anthology adventures covering different slices of George Lucas’ space opera. Star Wars Visions offered us a different look at all parts of the galaxy, but the next anthology series is going a different route by narrowing … Read more

Super-Absorbent Gel Pulls Fresh Water Out of Thin Air

As the world becomes increasingly hot, fresh and clean water is an increasingly hot commodity. Agricultural demand, climate change, pollution, and other factors are converging to make water scarcity a problem in the present, and it’s likely to get worse in the future. So, how do we manage it? One group of scientists has a … Read more