Twitter’s changes since the June attack include requiring security keys

As an additional measure, Twitter started distributing phishing-resistant security keys to its employees and requiring its teams around the world to use them. Google implemented the measure in 2017 to great success: A year after making it mandatory for employees to use physical security keys for two-factor authentication, the tech giant announced that it has…

Google server problems took out Gmail and other services briefly

It feels unusual to see internet problems that aren’t related to someone trying to pre-order gaming equipment, but this evening users on the East and West coasts of the US experienced issues accessing Google services like Gmail, Google Docs, and even YouTube. As noted on trackers like DownDetector, the issue seemed to peak at about…

The first ‘Left 4 Dead 2’ expansion in years is available now for free

In yet another unexpected development from 2020, there’s a massive content update available for Left 4 Dead 2. Valve’s co-op zombie shooter was originally released in 2009, but the community is still active enough to produce a new content pack dubbed The Last Stand. There are new achievements, weapons and dialog, as well as “twenty…

It’s Not Just You, a Ton of Google Services Just Went Down

If you’ve been experiencing issues trying to access Google or YouTube, you’re not alone. Around 9 p.m. on Thursday evening, tons of users worldwide reported problems with Google and the many services under the tech giant’s umbrella, including Google Drive, Gmail, Stadia, the Play Store, and even Nest. Advertisement Some, such as Gmail, were taking…

Roli’s $300 Light-Up Keyboard Is Like if Rock Band Taught You How to Play Piano

Sometimes when I’m scrolling through my timeline, it feels like I’m the only person who didn’t pick up a new hobby during quarantine. I’m not too proud to admit that, while others were busy learning to paint or knit or rollerskate, I was content scrolling through TikTok and sinking dozens of hours into Stardew Valley…

iOS 14 update fixes a bug that reset your browser and mail defaults

One of the notable changes in iOS 14 is that it finally allowed users to set new default apps for their web browser and email. Chrome, Firefox, Gmail and others are already taking advantage of the setting, but after the update rolled out last week, many iPhone and iPad owners noticed their devices would go…

Trump Spox Matt Wolking Shoves Foot in Mouth While Bashing CNN, Gizmodo Reporters [Updated]

People wait in line for the arrival of President Donald Trump for his, ‘The Great American Comeback Rally’, at Cecil Airport on September 24, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.Photo: Joe Raedlie (Getty Images) The Justice Department released—and later retracted—a statement on Thursday saying it had opened an inquiry into the discarding of nine military ballots cast…

Someone Is Anonymously Mailing Creepy QAnon Propaganda to Minneapolis Residents

Photo: Jeff Swensen (Getty Images) Someone is mailing QAnon-themed material to residents of Minneapolis suburbs, the Intercept reported on Thursday, and it’s not clear who’s doing it or why. Advertisement QAnon is a conspiracy theory that mashes various strands of paranoid thinking into a convenient narrative: That a worldwide network of Satanic pedophiles, comprising elites…