I see you, internet-connected person, complaining that you're a slave to your phone and to the notifications that won't stop coming. It seems like every day, an app finds a new reason it needs to disturb the few moments of quiet you've got left. You did this to yourself. But you can be saved.
You've seen it in a chat window. You've probably kldjhsljfalshj-ed a few times yourself. In context, it always makes sense, but how can you properly explain the text-scream phenomenon of lakgjiosdgjitheiow? What does i;slahkdsgkuhdsj really mean?
At some point in your life, you'll want to shirk any sense of obligation and propriety you might have and bury yourself in a deep, dark hole of self-loathing and Netflix. It's OK—it happens. And your gadgets are here to help.
So you pulled out the big guns and you got your son (age 27 or otherwise) a console. You're justifiably excited about the Christmas morning surprise, but there's one thing you must absolutely remember to take care of before you wrap that gadget gift: Update the firmware. Trust us.
Welcome to User Manual, Gizmodo's weekly internet advice column. This week we're dealing with parents all up in your Instagram, more questions on dick pics, and stalking a date on LinkedIn. Buckle up, because we're here to help.
Facebook pokes, LinkedIn romance, and how to deal with someone who doesn't understand email—that's what we're dealing with this week at User Manual, Gizmodo's weekly internet advice column. We're here to help!
Welcome to User Manual, Gizmodo's weekly internet advice column. This week we're answering questions on how to tell your parents you met someone on Tinder, how to deal with an ex on Facebook, and more internet relationships follies. Buckle up, sex in the internet age is complicated.
Moms! They gave you life, cared for you, taught you right from wrong, and most importantly, they loved you (unless they didn’t). But now that you’ve abandoned them to move on to bigger and better basements, moms need to fill that hole in their heart any way they know how. It’s time to talk about Moms on Twitter.
Now that we all take photos of ourselves constantly, we need to evolve the way we think about our faces in photos. Specifically, we need to abandon the notion that photos of ourselves should include the entirety of our faces when those photos are actually much better with only half a face. Or to be more precise, about…
Quitting your job, as with breaking up, should never be done over text message. Outgoing University of Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith could certainly use a reminder: Haith just delivered his two weeks notice in a text message, reports Fox 4 KC.
You have a good side and a bad side, but everyone's bad side is a photo taken from the crotch looking up. There's a specific type of selfie that's taken like the photographer was holding the phone in his or her lap. They're not okay and no one looks good from that angle. If you're going to take a selfie, don't make it…
It's a shame you can't unsubscribe from group texts. This week I was one of the recipients of a never-ending text bacchanal with a bunch of people I didn't know. But it wasn't fun or consensual. It was just a good reminder that we need to talk about text etiquette.
There are 6,245 restaurants on Seamless in New York City. Sometimes deciding between a roast beef sandwich and a pepperoni pizza is an impossible choice. But this is not an isolated dilemma—the question of what to watch, what to eat, and what to click is indicative of an issue that plagues the whole internet.
Everyone's an asshole deep down. We like to gossip, whine and complain, and talk shit. You're wrong if you think I'm not talking about you, too. And, thanks to a new trend in anonymous apps, you have an outlet for all your rumor-spreading and bellyaching.
The internet has changed the rules for a lot of things: dating, buying groceries, ordering takeout, etc. to the power of 10. But it hasn't changed basic manners. Meaning, you still have to write thank you notes.
It's February 14 and you're alone (again). Fret not, because there is still time to find a date. Don't feel weird looking for love (or even just one night of it) on Valentine's Day. It's more than guaranteed other single souls are doing the same.
When Twitter announced its slow user growth last week, the company's stock went into a tailspin. But as Herb Greenberg writes over at LinkedIn, what may be hurting the service most of all might be the common—and incorrect—assumption that to enjoy Twitter, one must tweet. Quite the contrary! Twitter's at its best when…
There's an old saying that you get more bees with honey than with vinegar. It's true—to a degree. Sometimes if you want to get your way, it's worth giving whining a try.