Greetings, citizens of Gizmodo! It’s a holiday weekend in America—a time when we like to grill meats and blow stuff up. Here’s hoping you had the day off today or are moving into a badass weekend. »
For today’s Open Thread, we thought we’d mix it up and get Gizmodo’s staffers in to answer your questions and rejoice in the impending weekend together. What’s going on, Gizmodo? »
It’s the weekend, friends! In America, it’s a long weekend — Monday is off for Memorial Day, and everyone barbecues, as dictated by tradition. What’s cooking, Gizmodo?
The other day I woke up convinced that Gawker Media management sent out an email that never actually existed. The dream was so real I had to search my inbox just to be sure. Has this ever happened to you? »
System errors and software glitches appear without warning to mess with our workflows. If you work in tech, it’s often on you to fix ‘em. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen? »
TGIF, Gizmodo citizens. Against all odds, we’ve made it to another Friday. Unless we’re stuck in some kind of time loop and we never left last Friday. Either way, it’s nearly the weekend. Pull up a chair and your beverage of choice. How the hell are you? »
There’s a rumor that Apple will be redesigning Siri to better resemble its colorful Watch version. Cool. But with Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana getting a lot of development attention on their platforms, including a male version of Cortana, Siri probably needs more than just an interface overhaul. In fact, there’s… »
We asked for your worst stories of working IT phone support — and boy, did you ever answer our call. You have the patience of saints and the fortitude of soldiers. We’ll never look at a phone the same way again. »
Ron Dorff, 83, uses dial-up to connect to the Internet as one of AOL’s 2.2 million remaining customers. In the space of two months, he racked up $24,000 in AT&T charges when his modem erroneously dialed an international number to get online. What’s the most ridiculous bill you’ve received from a telecom provider? »
We could talk about the Apple Watch. We could also talk about nothing related to the damned watch. Happy Friday, Gizmodo. What’s on your mind?
Today marked the 10-year anniversary of the first video ever uploaded to YouTube. Back then, it was hard to imagine YouTube as the behemoth it has become — a Google-acquired media entity so massive that some people make millions of dollars from the videos they produce. But video’s been on the internet much longer than… »
Google has plans to offer its own wireless carrier program through Project Fi, which would (in theory) save people money and offer more flexibility. The reason something like Project Fi is greeted with a clamor of interest is that most of us are unhappy with our current options. Let’s commiserate. »
Telephones! For talking! They’re terrible, antiquated technology I hope we abandon someday to psychic brain implants. But phone assistance is still mandatory, especially in IT and tech support, and we know some of you have had to field ‘em. Give us your pain, your outrage, your unbridled hilarity. »