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  • Open-Source Cybersecurity Is a Ticking Time Bomb

    Open-Source Cybersecurity Is a Ticking Time Bomb

    In March, a software bug threatened to derail large swaths of the web. XZ utils, an open-source compression tool embedded in myriad software products and operating systems, was found to have been implanted with a backdoor. The backdoor—a surreptitious entry point into the software—would have allowed a person with the requisite code to hijack the…


  • Remember When Yahoo Ruled the Internet?

    Remember When Yahoo Ruled the Internet?

    It’s natural to feel a bit of regret when you miss a loved one’s birthday. Here at Gizmodo, we’re saying happy belated 30th birthday to Yahoo, the website that most of us haven’t logged into since we got real jobs after the Great Recession. Even though Yahoo is a shell of what it once was…


  • CT Scans Show Why Fake Apple AirPods Sound So Awful

    CT Scans Show Why Fake Apple AirPods Sound So Awful

    Have you ever seen AirPods that look exactly like Apple’s, but the box would say something like ‘Abble AirPods?’ Sometimes, manufacturers of counterfeit products don’t even change the company’s name on the box in an attempt to trick the consumers into thinking that they are genuine products. Most of us are aware of this and…


  • These Are the Best Free Email Accounts

    These Are the Best Free Email Accounts

    It’s a good idea to create multiple email accounts and use them for different purposes—e.g. one account for streaming services, one for work, one for personal use. There are plenty of services that allow you to set up free email accounts, and picking the best one requires diving into each option’s pros and cons. Be…