Was the Star Wars Galaxy Better Off After Return of the Jedi or The Rise of Skywalker?

As the final chapter in a trilogy of trilogies, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker puts a full stop on what fans have long known as the main story of Star Wars. It also offers a chance to look at the galaxy moving ahead and see how its conclusion compares to the previous ones. Read More >>

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Jean-Luc Picard Is Back, But Is the Star Trek He Left Behind?

He’s a little older. He’s not on a starship. He’s haunted by tragedies of years past. He’s drinking a lot more wine these days. But it would be fair to say that, deep down, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is not a man truly changed when we meet him again in the premiere of Star Trek: Picard. That’s not the question we should be asking, anyway: Is it the Federation that’s changed instead? Read More >>

Disney Shouldn’t Have Waited to Launch Disney+ in the UK

At the start of November last year, mere weeks before the launch of Disney+ in the US and Canada, Disney announced that its first proper streaming service wouldn't be hitting the UK and other western European countries until 31st March – six months down the line. That date has been moved up by a week, but we really have to wonder whether the delay was actually necessary. Read More >>

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How to Watch Star Trek: Picard in the UK

Today is the day that we finally see the return of Jean-Luc Picard, who hasn't been seen on any sort of screen for a good 18 years. Seriously, it's been 18 years since Star Trek: Nemesis flopped at the box office, and nearly killed Star Trek for good. But after all that time we're pushing into the future of Star Trek with first entry in the Picard-centric Picard hitting the catalogue of CBS All Access over in the States. But since we are not in America we can't do that, and this is how you can watch the first episode for yourself. Read More >>

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Coke Energy Made Me Realise Other Energy Drinks Taste Like Crap

I’ll admit I’m a sucker when it comes to weird and wild junk food flavors. When I’m travelling and stumble into a new flavour of Doritos, KitKats or other trash I can’t get at home, I just have to try it. So a couple of months ago when I was in Japan and saw a can with a familiar logo and the words Coke Energy written on the side, naturally I was curious. Read More >>

From Mild to Wild at Toyota’s Kenshiki Forum 2020

With everyone going mad for anything electric at the moment let’s spare a thought for hydrogen-powered vehicles. And, more importantly, the manufacturers who are brave enough to invest in the big H. After all, it's not easy to fill up with hydrogen, with a far-from-liberal smattering of just 17 pumps here in the UK alone. Read More >>

10 Infinitely More Depressing Days Than Blue Monday

This is nothing like the worst day of the year. This is the tailwind assisted, mostly downhill run to summer, warmer times, and the better days, if only because you don't have to turn your jumper arms the right way round every morning. Read More >>

Reminder: Blue Monday Isn’t Real

Today is so-called 'Blue Monday,' allegedly the most miserable day of the year. Sure, it's cold and we're all poor from Christmas, but we don't need made-up reasons to be grumpy alongside the real ones. Read More >>

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The Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian’s Fascinating Approaches to Star Wars Fan Service

For better or worse, it is not unfair to describe either of Star Wars most recent major projects – at the box office, the climax of the saga, The Rise of Skywalker; and on streaming, the culmination of years of attempts to bring live-action Star Wars to the small screen, The Mandalorian – as stories that deeply engage in fan service. But what differentiates their use of it makes for some fascinating parallels and contrasts. Read More >>

Netflix Can’t Count to Four (and We’ve Got the Receipts) 

It feels like Netflix is an established media heavyweight these days, the kind of TV and film industry giant that makes watercooler shows, big budget fantasy series with famous actors, reliably garners awards nominations with its prestige projects and throws money at Adam Sandler so he can make absolute turkeys, but the streaming service only debuted its own TV shows and movies seven years ago, with the premiere of Netflix Original House of Cards on 1st February 2013, an innocent time when we didn’t all think Kevin Spacey was an absolute monster. Read More >>

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CES 2020: Sony Just Made Tesla Look Like The Boring Company

One of the biggest surprises of CES 2020 was Sony unveiling an electric concept car in a mic drop power move. Read More >>

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Rise of Skywalker’s Writer and Editor Discuss Some Lingering Questions and Spoilers

With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker spoilers basically everywhere at this point, several people involved with the film are finally giving their opinion on a few of the most contentious aspects. They’ve commented on the ending, cameos, intentions, misconceptions, and a whole load more. Let’s take a look, shall we? Read More >>

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Here’s What to Expect From CES 2020

Because each individual day of 2019 felt like it stretched on for 100 years, you would absolutely be forgiven for forgetting that the largest technology show of the year immediately follows the start of the new year. But readers, the Consumer Electronics Show is happening – mere days from now, in fact – which means that the Gizmodo staff will be heading to Sin City to cover the conference’s most innovative, peculiar and covetable tech at the event. Read More >>

Everything That Happened in Iran While You Were Sleeping

The U.S. assassinated a high-ranking Iranian official in a targeted airstrike at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq early Friday, local time. The strike killed Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian general with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, as well as at least seven other people. And now there’s concern that the killing could spark a significant military response from Iran. Read More >>