UK Authorities Allege Russian Hackers Targeted the 2020 Olympics

Photo: Carl Court (Getty Images) As if the 2020 Olympics haven’t had enough hurdles to contend with, it looks like we can add cyberattacks to the list. Earlier today, UK officials put out a memo noting that hackers working with the GRU—Russia’s military intelligence agency—had carried out numerous cyberattacks against major sponsors, organizers, and other…

Here’s How to Avoid Accidentally Showing Your Genitals to Your Colleagues on Zoom

Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto (Getty Images) It’s happened to the best of us during this period of extended working from home: You’re minding your own business when suddenly a Zoom room full of your colleagues and/or business partners gets a non-consensual eyeful of unsecured loin. Accident or not, that’s really fucked up. It’s even possible…

Tesla scales back its warranty on used cars

Tesla has quietly made it less appealing to buy one of its cars used. As Electrek points out, just days ago, Tesla offered a two- to four-year warranty on used Model S and Model X vehicles. However, visit the company’s website today and you’ll see that it instead offers one-year or 10,000 miles of coverage….

Trump’s Reversal on California Wildfire Aid Was Just All-Around Weird

The reversal was weird but good.Photo: Frederic J. Brown (Getty Images) Late last week, President Donald Trump denied California a vital relief package to help the state recover from six recent massive wildfires. Hours afterward, he flipped, deciding to award the requested aid after all. My neck is still sore from the whiplash. Advertisement Trump…

AMC Will Let You Rent Your Own Theater—But Tenet’s Gonna Cost You

Photo: Victor J. Blue (Getty Images) In these pandemic times, the best way to watch a movie is alone rather than squished between strangers. Theaters are making that possible—but you’ll have to pay a small fortune to make it work. Advertisement Theaters have been pummeled by lockdown and social-distancing measures that make moviegoing the old-fashioned…

The Best Computer Desk Is a Standing Desk: Your Top Options to Reach New Heights

Image: Wayfair Best Overall: Uplift V2 Standing Desk Buying a desk doesn’t seem like too difficult a task. Find one that’s pretty enough to sit in your office, has enough storage and space to house all your trinkets, and hope for the best. But shopping online might make it difficult to know if it’ll be good…

The Roomba i3+ Brilliantly Tamed My Pet Hair-Covered Home

Photo: Catie Keck/Gizmodo For the entirety of the two years I’ve coexisted with my dog, Cila, my house—previously a stronghold of order and peace—morphed into a wasteland of blonde fur tumbleweeds that materialized as if by magic, even when I’d spent the entire afternoon prior cleaning the space from top to bottom. I’d assumed that…

Monkey Island is getting a $160 anthology release this month

It’s no three-headed monkey, but if you’re a fan of classic adventure games, you’ll definitely want to turn around and take a look at this. In honor of Monkey Island’s 30th anniversary, Limited Run Games is releasing a massive collector’s edition that brings together all five games in the series, including Telltale’s Tales of Monkey…

Q’s Last Haven Briefly Shut by Internet Providers

Screenshot: 8kun The last haven for “real” Qdrops, 8kun (previously called 8chan), briefly went down Sunday night after a security researcher called the head of CNServers, the anti-denial-of-service provider that controversial site uses to stay online. CNServers quickly pulled their support for the message board, resulting in a vanishingly brief outage. Advertisement The site currently…