Advertisers are running from Facebook. What’s next?

At this point, the question isn’t how big the advertising boycott will get, but what will it actually accomplish. So far, it’s not exactly clear. While the boycott has already succeeded in wiping away $56 billion from Facebook’s market value (and making Zuckerberg $7.2 billion poorer), we don’t really know how much money Facebook will…

Vizio’s New Cheap TVs Could Be a Perfect Reason to Buy a PS5 or Xbox Series X

Image: Vizio Vizio is clearly courting gamers with its new collection of 4K TVs, out now, that feature all the essentials needed for next-gen consoles, including HDMI 2.1—crucial for TVs with high refresh rates—in addition to HDR and 4K. You’ll have to wait for the company’s highly anticipated OLED units until a little later this…

Incredible Amber Fossils Reveal the True Colors of Ancient Insects

A fly trapped in amber, showing its original coloring. Image: Chenyang Cai et al., 2020 Fossils rarely retain evidence of an organism’s original color, but these 99-million-year-old amber fossils found in Myanmar are revealing the vibrant hues of another world. Advertisement New research published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B highlights dozens of…

The Stadia Controller finally works wirelessly with Android phones

It’s a welcome update, but it’s a feature that really should have been a part of Stadia from the jump. Before today, the only way players were able to use the controller with an Android phone was via a cumbersome cable. Not only will the wireless connection negate the need for the cable, it’ll free…

Somehow Crucible Is Not the Biggest Amazon Screw Up, But It’s Trying

Image: Amazon Game Studios A month after Amazon released its flagship third-person shooter/MOBA/battle royal/what the heck even is this game, Crucible, the company has unreleased it due to copious amounts of negative feedback. “Starting tomorrow, Crucible is moving to closed beta,” said the Crucible team in a blog this morning. All current players will automatically…

Parler CEO Says He’ll Ban Users for Posting Bad Words, Dicks, Boobs, or Poop

Graphic: Gizmodo A right-wing social media app that’s billed itself as a “free speech” alternative to Twitter is quickly proving itself to be even more restrictive than the alternative apps its users routinely accuse of censorship. Advertisement Parler, which reportedly gained a half-million new users this month, banned a slew of people over the weekend,…

Apple is reportedly canceling Arcade games that won’t keep players hooked

A move like this would make sense. Arcade’s business model revolves around people subscribing to get continuous access to (hopefully) quality games free of in-app purchases and ads. If games finish too soon or simply don’t keep people interested after the initial rush, they may not wait to see if there will be more interesting…

Fauci: At This Rate, We’re Headed to 100,000 New Daily Coronavirus Cases

Image: Al Drago (Getty Images) Dr. Anthony Fauci has assured us that things are going to get a lot worse for everyone if certain states don’t start taking the pandemic seriously. “I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 [cases] a day if this does not turn around,” he testified to the…

Cotton Is Best for Homemade Masks, Study Suggests

Photo: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt (Getty Images) A new U.S. government-led study has found that common materials such as cotton can effectively filter particles as small as the coronavirus, especially when layered. The findings offer more evidence that homemade masks can slow the pandemic’s spread and possibly provide some personal protection against covid-19, albeit not…

Google Sheets will soon suggest formulas as you type

What’s nifty about Smart Fill is that anytime it does its thing, it creates a formula instead of adding data without user input. That’s something that gives you control over how it works since you can tweak its suggestion as needed. It’s also an opportunity to learn how formulas work in Sheets, allowing you to…