The Morning After: Jony Ive is leaving Apple

LoveFrom’s first customer is… Apple?Jony Ive is leaving Apple to start his own design firm In an interview with the Financial Times, Apple design chief Jony Ive announced that, after more than two decades of making its products look and feel the way they do, he’s leaving the company. His new venture is called LoveFrom,…

Korg’s Minilogue and Monologue synths are getting a major update

The Minilogue and Monologue are a few years old at this point, and approaching modern classic status in the synth world. But that doesn’t mean that Korg is content to simply let them coast through life the same way they left the factory. Today the company is releasing a major update to the firmware for…

DoorDash to Workers: We’ll Screw You Over to Your Face Now

Photo: Getty Back in March, following criticism over its wage model, DoorDash co-founder and CEO Tony Xu wrote in an internal letter that the company would be conducting surveys and roundtables with its workers about the controversial system. In an update this week, Xu said that even as the company plans to introduce greater transparency…

Everywhere Is Turning Into an Amazon Locker

Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty) In Amazon’s crusade to fill every nook and cranny of the known universe with smirking cardboard boxes, nowhere is safe. Given the name ‘Counter’, Amazon announced a new program today in which it will partner with Rite Aid to essentially turn those retail locations—an estimated 1,500 by year’s end—into package holding…

Twitter will label tweets from politicians that violate rules

You’ll need to click through a warning to see the flagged tweets. It reads, “The Twitter rules about abusive behavior apply to this tweet. However, Twitter has determined it may be in the public’s interest for the tweet to remain available.” You’ll only see the label, which won’t be applied retroactively, on tweets from accounts…

New Philips Hue smart bulbs don’t need a hub

For starters, Philips is offering the Bluetooth-enabled Hue in three varieties. There’s a standard white light for $14.99, a white “ambience” light that lets you adjust its color temperature for $24.99 and a white and colored option for $49.99. As with standard Hue lights, these work with Alexa and the Google Assistant — but if…

Instagram Is Ruining Instant Photography—The Instax Mini LiPlay Is Proof

The Fujifilm Instax Mini LiPlay is perfect for Instagram, and that’s the problem. Photo: Victoria Song (Gizmodo) There’s a reason instant cameras died the first time around: They’re unwieldy, the film is expensive, and even if you’re a great photographer, you’re going to have a ton of overexposed or blurry snaps in which no one…

Spider-Man: Far From Home Is a Spectacular Leap Forward for Peter Parker and the MCU

Scenes from Spider-Man: Far From Home.Image: Sony/Marvel io9 ReviewsReviews and critical analyses of fan-favorite movies, TV shows, comics, books, and more.   Because Spider-Man: Far From Home is the first major Marvel Cinematic Universe film set explicitly after the events of Avengers: Endgame, the great responsibility resting on its shoulders is twofold. Not only does the movie…

New ‘Overwatch’ Lego sets feature Wrecking Ball, Junkrat and Roadhog

There will be two sets available: a smaller Wrecking Ball, the rotund robot piloted by Hammond the hamster, and a larger Junkrat & Roadhog set with a bike and signage inspired by the Junkertown map. The sets will be shown off at the Blizzard booth at SDCC next month, and they’ll be available to buy…