Record-Breaking Experiment Could Solve a Huge Challenge in Quantum Computing

Record-Breaking Experiment Could Solve a Huge Challenge in Quantum Computing

Two atoms inflated to an almost comical size and cooled to a fraction above absolute zero have been used to generate a robust, insanely fast two-qubit quantum gate that could help overcome some of quantum computing’s persistent challenges. Since a two-qubit gate is the fundamental building block of efficient quantum computers, this breakthrough has huge … Read more

Why Is Everyone Using NGL on Instagram?

Why Is Everyone Using NGL on Instagram?

screenshot: Lindsey Ellefson Since introducing trendy new apps like BeReal and Dimensional is my schtick now, it’s important I bring you news of NGL, an app that pairs with your Instagram account and gives people the ability to send you completely anonymous messages. What is NGL? NGL is just the latest in a long line … Read more

This Handheld Gaming PC Promises You Can Do Actual Work on It

This Handheld Gaming PC Promises You Can Do Actual Work on It

Image: GPD Having trouble justifying the Steam Deck’s $400 price tag after dropping $300 on the nintendo-switch$219 on the Analog Pocketand $179 on the Playdate? There’s a lot of excellent handheld gaming systems on the market today, but the new GPD Win Max 2 hopes it can justify its $899 price tag with a generous … Read more

How To Stop Other People Seeing When You’re Online

How To Stop Other People Seeing When You’re Online

Seeing when someone was last online inside an app can help you figure out whether or not they’re available to chat, and can also give you pointers as to whether they’re ignoring your messages or just haven’t gotten around to replying yet. Goal if you don’t like your status being broadcast to your contacts like … Read more

Steam User Spends 5 Years Purchasing All Of Its Hot Dog Emojis

Steam User Spends 5 Years Purchasing All Of Its Hot Dog Emojis

Image: Valve/Kotaku/NotionPic (Shutterstock) 20-year-old Brian Haugh has spent the past six years purchasing thousands of “:steam2016:” emoticonswhich Valve created to promote the 2016 Steam Summer Sale and looks like a hot dog wearing little shoes. On Steam, you can purchase emoticons from other users in the Community Marketplace or create them by playing games that … Read more

Genshin Impact Fans Are Upset About ‘Whitewashed’ Sumeru Leaks

Genshin Impact Fans Are Upset About ‘Whitewashed’ Sumeru Leaks

screenshot: HoYoverse / YouTube / Kotaku Genshin Impact fans have been eagerly anticipating the new region of Sumeru since it was first mentioned in a launch trailer way back in 2020. But ever since the new Sumeru characters leaked online yesterdayfans have been expressing concern that the developers have been white washing the characters. The … Read more

The Best Subscription Managers to Help You Quit Services You Don’t Use

The Best Subscription Managers to Help You Quit Services You Don't Use

Photo: Tada Images (Shutterstock) From Netflix, to iCloud or Google Cloud, to Amazon Prime, to Blue Apron, you probably subscribe to more subscription-based services than you can easily remember— which can be a problem when it comes to canceling services that you aren’t actually using anymore. This is where a subscription manager will come in … Read more

Buy These Adapters Instead of Apple’s $59 USB-C Dual Charger

Buy These Adapters Instead of Apple's $59 USB-C Dual Charger

Image: Anker When you’re traveling gold out and about, a single USB-C adapter is never enough. You probably need at least two USB-C ports—one for your iPhone and the other to charge your MacBook, iPad, or other peripherals. While you can get a plethora of third-party multi-port chargers, Apple has never made one—until now. Apple … Read more

Xbox Game Studios Head Matt Booty Says Bethesda Isn’t Crunching

Xbox Game Studios Head Matt Booty Says Bethesda Isn’t Crunching

Photo: Lukas Schulze (Getty Images) At an all-hands meeting on Thursday, Xbox addressed the growing employee concerns about labor conditions at Bethesda Game Studios and its parent company, ZeniMax. Matt Booty, head of Xbox Game Studios, said he was “confident” that the studio was not crunching, and that it was “unfair” to attribute crunch culture … Read more

The Pixel 6a’s Fingerprint Sensors Seem Fast

The Pixel 6a's Fingerprint Sensors Seem Fast

Give it up to Android for keeping the fingerprint scanner alive. According to Malaysian YouTuberFazli Halim (who has already leaked details of the Pixel 6a that Google is launching on July 28), the Pixel 6a’s fingerprint scanner won’t be a disappointing dud like on the Pixel 6/6 Pro. Over the weekend, 9to5Google surfaced Halim’s latest … Read more