Scientists baffled as Earth spins faster than usual

Scientists baffled as Earth spins faster than usual

Scientists have been left baffled after discovering the Earth is spinning faster than normal—making days shorter than usual. New measurements by the UK’s National Physical Laboratory show that the Earth is spinning faster than it was half a century ago. On June 29, the Earth’s full rotation took 1.59 milliseconds less than 24 hours — … 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

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

10 More Fascinating Indie Games To Wishlist On Steam Today

10 More Fascinating Indie Games To Wishlist On Steam Today

Image: GoldFire Studios / Kotaku As previously establishedtoday is the day all gaming websites that don’t hate their readers, their country, their God, post as much as they can about unknown indie games in penance for all that triple-A blah that occupies our lives. So read on for another 10 games you’ve never heard of … Read more

Hands Of Necromancy Is So Good It Could’ve Been Hexen III

Hands Of Necromancy Is So Good It Could've Been Hexen III

screenshot: HON Team / Kotaku In the mood for a retro-style FPS, I dug around the new releases on Steam, and poked at a few, not really clicking. Until, that is, I fsound Hands Of Necromancyand then played it all weekend. This is a Hexen-like FPS, with enormous, sprawling maps, a whole bunch of weapons, … Read more

10 Unknown Indie Games That You’ll Want To Wishlist And Play

10 Unknown Indie Games That You'll Want To Wishlist And Play

Image: Lumi Finley / Kotaku Welcome! It’s that most famous of national holidays, Indie Penance Day! The day on which major gaming websites attempt to make up for their AAA coverage by dedicating space to unknown indies. Any gaming site you see not joining in both hates indie developers, and America. Not us though, so … 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

Atari turns 50, and the godfather of video games talks about how to change the world

Atari turns 50, and the godfather of video games talks about how to change the world

“‘Schopenhauer always talked about creative destruction. New innovations often destroy old dominance. And that’s what you kind of want to do, because you’re not going to beat Microsoft at their game. But you can beat them at a game that you own.’” That’s Atari founder and mass-market video game creator Nolan Bushnell’s advice to the … Read more