In Destiny 2, Lies Are Stronger Than Any Gun

The world of Bungie’s shooter-MMO Destiny has evolved significantly since it first touched down in 2014. The game’s seasonal models that debuted with 2019’s Shadowkeep expansion have featured their own mini-stories that have made the original black-and-white narrative the game launched with more complicated. Where previous seasons focused on making old enemies into allies or…

Clubhouse finally makes audio shareable with 30-second previews of rooms

One week after introducing a new invite system, Clubhouse is introducing a host of new features. The first of those new is Clips, a tool people can use to share previews of public rooms. When creators and hosts enable the feature, you’ll see a new icon that looks like a pair of scissors. Tap it…

Most Police Killings in the U.S. Aren’t Officially Counted, Study Finds

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Police officers are killing more Americans every year than official statistics indicate, new research out Thursday concludes. The study compared government data to other records maintained by outside organizations and found a wide gap, suggesting that more than half of police killings have been unreported by the federal government in…

New FCC rules could force telephone companies to block robocalls to 911 call centers

Back in 2012, Congress directed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to create a special do-not-call registry to protect 911 call centers from robocalls. The system was never implemented in part due to security concerns that came up when the FCC and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) started looking into the feasibility of the idea. Specifically, there…

Shudder’s Behind the Monsters Looks Like a Slay-fully Good Time

One, two, Freddy’s coming for you!Screenshot: Shudder Shudder’s Behind the Monsters is a documentary series paying tribute to some of the biggest and most bloodthirsty names in the game. The first trailer is here and it looks like a lot of fun, with Tom Savini, Heather Langenkamp, Doug Bradley, Tony Todd, and other well-known figures…

8 Adorable Robots That Are Dead Now

Photo: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo Sony’s Aibo robot dog is a bit different. Aibo was first introduced in 1999, with new models launched each year. They were what they sounded like: cute robot dogs that behaved like real dogs that kept you company. They… didn’t do much more than that. However, Aibo wasn’t exactly a big moneymaker…

Leaked U.S. Docs Say Microwave Weapons Not Behind Mysterious ‘Havana Syndrome’

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) If you’re familiar at all with so-called Havana syndrome—the mysterious swath of neural disorders affecting a growing number of U.S. diplomats working abroad—you’re probably familiar with some of the wild speculation surrounding the potential source of the illness. At least for now, we can take microwave weapons off the list…

Space Telescope Will Retain Name of NASA Administrator Who Persecuted LGBTQ Employees

The fully assembled James Webb Space Telescope.Image: NASA The James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to launch later this year, and NASA has no intention to rename the instrument despite complaints that it’s named after a man who presided over the firings of gay and lesbian government employees, NPR reports. Advertisement In just a few…

Facebook keeps downplaying its own research and lawmakers aren’t buying it

Yet another Facebook official just spent hours being grilled by members of Congress about the company’s policies, and whether or not it does enough to protect some of its most vulnerable users. And once again, the Facebook executive — today it was Head of Safety Antigone Davis — seemed to do her best to dodge…

Google Promises to Fix the Biggest Problem With Nest Cameras

You can only use the battery-powered Nest doorbell in the Google Home app, which makes bringing it into a home with older Nest devices very annoying!Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo If you’re planning to upgrade your existing Nest cameras to the refreshed outdoor camera or battery-powered doorbell, a warning: If you have any old Nest…