Google’s Return to the Office Pushed Back As Covid-19 Cases Rise Again

Google employees won’t be returning to the office this year.Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) It looks like Big Tech workers won’t be returning to a physical office this year after all. After exhaustively detailing the measures it would be taking to help ease employees back into the office, Google is pushing back the official return…

Whoa, the William Gibson Alien 3 Novel Is Based on a Different Screenplay

Stop staring and start running, you nitwits.Image: 20th Century Alien 3 has some issues. Even the movie’s most ardent fans have to admit this, given that it went through countless story, script, director, and editing changes, leaving what many feel is the most muddled of the four classic Alien films. Legendary Neuromancer author William Gibson…

Why Congressman Paul Gosar Is Tweeting a Green Arrow Pointed at His Dick

Screenshot: Lucas Ropek/Twitter Paul Gosar, Republican representative from the state of Arizona and, some say, a friend to white nationalists, recently posted a picture of himself on Twitter that appears to show a long green arrow pointed at his penis. Advertisement The rightwing congressman, who has never met a conspiracy theory he didn’t like and…

White House May Be Clashing With CDC and FDA Experts Over Covid-19 Booster Shots

Photo: Michael Ciaglo (Getty Images) There appears to be growing tension between the Biden administration and at least some people affiliated with public health agencies over recommending covid-19 booster shots for all next month. Two senior officials with the Food and Drug Administration are leaving, reportedly in part due to the White House’s decision to…

Star Trek: Prodigy’s Title Sequence Is Here, and It’s Gorgeous

The Protostar takes flight.Gif: Paramount+ On top of all the Star Trek we’ve got to look forward to soon, we’re getting a brand new show in the form of the animated series Prodigy on the immediate horizon. And while we wait to see something a little more substantial beyond the teaser we got at Comic-Con…

This Standing Air Conditioner’s Quiet Cool Will Make Me Miss Working From Home

Photo: Marina Galperina/Gizmodo At my therapist’s office, there’s a small portable AC. It’s a loudly humming, short monster that grunts at me, disapprovingly, from a foot away. I’ve coped with this by annunciating my anxieties. It’s actually cathartic at 45-minute intervals. But for my work-from-home pandemic setup, that kind of pandemonium is unsustainable. My apartment…

RIP LinkedIn Stories, 2020-2021

The LinkedIn app running on a smartphone in January 2021.Photo: Edward Smith (Getty Images) You may be thinking to yourself, “Why the hell did LinkedIn, the purgatory of social media, rip off the Stories format?” LinkedIn has asked itself the same question less than a year after doing so and apparently concluded there is no…

Fake Banksy NFT Sells For $340,000 Amid Suspicion the Artist’s Website Was Hacked

A screenshot from the (now archived) page on Banksy’s site.Screenshot: Shoshana Wodinsky (Gizmodo) While most of us understand that non-fungible token’s are a tremendous scam, it’s not every day you see full-on art capers happening in the world of digital NFT’s. But we got a taste of what that might look like on Tuesday when…

Google delays mandatory return to office until January 2022

Google is once again pushing back its return to in-person work. CEO Sundar Pichai told employees the company is delaying the mandatory return to office until January 2022. The current voluntary scheme will last through January 10th. From then on, Google’s offices will make the decisions about when (and if) to make office work mandatory….