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11:55 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge US Interior Department is grounding its drone fleet due to risks of Chinese spying
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge The US Interior Department, which oversees federal land and resource management, says it’s grounding its entire aerial drone fleet of more than 800 U...
11:38 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge A Facebook content moderation vendor is quitting the business after two Verge investigations
Illustration by Alex Castro / Th The professional services firm Cognizant will exit the content moderation business after two Verge investigations into working conditions at sites dedica...
10:55 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge It might be safe to update your Apple HomePod now
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Two days ago, we brought you the news that a new iOS 13.2 update to Apple’s HomePod would finally be able to tell different users’ voices apart. Bu...
10:30 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Steams redesigned library is out now for everyone
Image: Valve In September, Valve launched a beta for a redesigned Steam library, and today, the company said that redesign is available for everyone. The new library has a refreshed visu...
10:23 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Trump campaign says Twitter ad block will silence conservatives
Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images On Wednesday, Twitter announced that it would ban all political advertising on the platform next month, a move President Donald Trump’s...
09:58 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Apple will soon let you tack an iPhone onto your monthly Apple Card bill
Image: Apple In Apple’s Q4 earnings call, CEO Tim Cook announced that later this year, you’ll be able to buy an iPhone on an Apple Card, pay for it over 24 months with zero interest,...
09:47 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Biden campaign applauds Twitters political ad ban
Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are applauding Twitter’s decision to ban political ads from its platform starting in November, seeing it as a welcome contr...
09:35 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Text editor releases Free Uyghur edition, gets swamped with Chinese spam
This week, the developer of the popular note-taking software Notepad++ released a new version update. Nothing seemed particularly strange about it, except maybe the name: Notepad++ v7.8.1 ...
08:56 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Slow iPhone sales didnt stop Apple from its best Q4 revenue ever
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple today reported its fiscal fourth quarter 2019 earnings, which saw the company earn a record $64 billion in revenue. The news reflects the ge...
08:54 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Lyft is still losing a ton of money, but it claims profit is within reach
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Lyft lost $463.5 million in the third quarter of 2019, which was almost twice the amount that the company lost over the same period of time last y...
08:43 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Facebook keeps getting bigger as it fights off checks on its power
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Just minutes before Facebook released its third quarter earnings this afternoon, Twitter dropped a mic at its feet: CEO Jack Dorsey made the s...
08:42 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Mixer lowers its subscription price to better compete with Twitch
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Today, Mixer announced that it’s dropping the price of its subscription from $5.99 a month to $4.99. While it’s not clear what specifically pr...
08:06 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Twitter will ban all political advertising starting in November
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is banning all political ads starting November 22nd, according to tweets by the company’s CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday. The company’s ...
07:31 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Founder of SoftBank-backed car leasing startup resigns after layoffs
Image: Fair Scott Painter, the founder and CEO of SoftBank-backed car leasing startup Fair.com, has resigned following last week’s layoffs and announcement of a planned restructuring, ...
07:14 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Hackers hijacked the capitals surveillance cameras days before Trumps inauguration and said it was easy
Recently, The Verge reported on a string of ransomware attacks that have hit cities including Baltimore; Atlanta, Georgia; Newark, New Jersey; and 22 Texas towns. Even The Weather Channel ...
06:57 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Apples Mac Pro clears FCC, hinting at imminent launch
Photo by Nilay Patel / The Verge When Apple announced its redesigned Mac Pro this June, the company didn’t give a release date more specific than “this fall” — but the powerful n...
06:42 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge The best anime of 2019: an ongoing list
Alex Castro / The Verge From slimes to crimes and psychics to students Continue reading… ...
06:37 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge AT&T updates its unlimited plans again, now with more data and less free TV
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge As is practically tradition for major cellphone companies, AT&T is announcing an overhaul of its unlimited plans today, replacing the two plan...
06:32 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge A former SVP at Juul is suing the company for shipping 1 million contaminated pods
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Siddharth Breja — former global senior vice president of finance at Juul — alleged that the company knowingly “s...
06:29 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Apex Legends is launching a duos game mode for the first time
Image: Respawn Entertainment Battle royale shooter Apex Legends is getting a unique game mode fans have been asking about for months: duos. The limited-time duos playlist goes live on No...
06:00 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge DeepMinds StarCraft 2 AI is now better than 99.8 percent of all human players
Image: DeepMind DeepMind today announced a new milestone for its artificial intelligence agents trained to play the Blizzard Entertainment game StarCraft II. The Google-owned AI lab’s ...
05:29 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Update your iPhone 5 before November 3rd to keep email, web, and GPS working
If you’ve managed to hold on to your 2012-era iPhone 5 until now, you should probably update it before November 3rd. You’ll need to update to iOS 10.3.4 in order to keep important func...
05:12 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Outlook for iOS is getting iPad Split View, Do Not Disturb, and smart folders
Microsoft is planning some useful updates to its Outlook for iOS app in the coming weeks. If you’re an iPad user, then Outlook is about to start supporting Split View, so you can open yo...
05:00 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Samsungs newest rugged tablet is available now in the US, starting at $599.99
Image: Samsung Samsung announced today that the Galaxy Tab Active Pro, its newest rugged tablet designed for people who work outdoors or in industrial areas, is now available in the US f...
04:51 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge SiriusXM is coming to Google Assistant smart speakers and displays
Image: Google Starting next week, SiriusXM’s hundreds of channels will be available to stream using Google Assistant, making them easily accessible on smart speakers like the Nest Mini...
04:24 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge What DC Comics needs to learn from Jokers success
Photo: Niko Tavernise / Warner Bros. The film is a model for the future of DC’s films and a throwback to the company’s best years Continue reading… ...
04:18 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Heres whos eligible for free HBO Max
HBO HBO Max is AT&T’s new crown jewel in the streaming landscape, building upon what its predecessor HBO Now started so many years ago. But the $14.99-per-month HBO Max is more tha...
03:54 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Apple TV Plus is now bundled with Apple Music student plans
Illustrations by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple Music’s discounted student plan will include access to Apple TV Plus once the service launches on Friday, November 1st. The added perk do...
02:56 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Sonos launches trade-up program for its oldest products
Sonos is letting people who own its oldest products trade them in for a more modern replacement. The new program offers a 30 percent discount to those who want to trade their Connect, Conn...
02:48 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Xbox Game Streaming hands-on: turn your Xbox into a game streaming server
Xbox Game Streaming. | Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Microsoft is now allowing Xbox One beta testers to stream any games from their console to an Android phone or tablet. It’s part o...
02:00 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge LG G8X Dual Screen review: better than you might ThinQ
Are two flat screens better than one foldable? Continue reading… ...
01:30 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Samsung Galaxy Fold re-review: here we go again
Less fragile doesn’t mean not fragile Continue reading… ...
01:21 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Linksys announces Wi-Fi 6 Velop mesh router, starting at $399
Image: Linksys Linksys has announced its first mesh router system with support for Wi-Fi 6, the new Wi-Fi standard that’s optimized for the increasing amounts of internet-connected dev...
01:00 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Faraday Cage
Can an electric car startup save itself from its founder? Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge The Mavic Mini is DJIs first drone that doesnt need FAA registration
Photography by Sean O’Kane / The Verge DJI’s newest drone is also the smallest and lightest one the company’s ever made. It’s so small and light, in fact, that buyers won’t hav...
01:00 pm - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Call of Duty: Modern Warfares political message is buried under blockbuster bravado
Image: Activision / Infinity Ward Can a big-budget shooter explore uncomfortable politics? Modern Warfare sure does try Continue reading… ...
11:06 am - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Apples 5G iPhones will reportedly be powered by its first 5-nanometer chips
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Three of Apple’s phones will release with 5G connectivity next year with Qualcomm’s X55 5G modem, Nikkei reports. This modem will reportedly be pai...
11:00 am - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge How to find your Apple Watch
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Even the best of us can occasionally misplace an item. Even something like the Apple Watch, which is usually safe on your wrist, can be lost. You come h...
11:00 am - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Spotify launches a dedicated Kids app with curated playlists and playful art
Spotify is launching a new app called Spotify Kids that’s meant to provide a safe space for kids to explore and listen to music — and finally get “Baby Shark” out of their parents...
10:00 am - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Hate speech is spreading on Facebook in India again
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge We’ve spent the past couple weeks looking at the clash of social networks and democracy in the United States. So let’s turn our attention abro...
09:00 am - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Snapchat now lets you 3D Paint faces and pretty much anything else
Image: Snap Today, Snapchat is introducing a new 3D Paint feature that lets you draw in augmented reality. You can use it to draw on your own face using your phone’s front-facing camer...
06:55 am - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge The PS4 has outsold the original PlayStation and the Wii
Sony has announced as part of its second-quarter earnings report that it sold 2.8 million PlayStation 4 consoles between July and September. Since the company hit exactly 100 million sales...
12:42 am - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Blizzard lost a big sponsor after the Hong Kong outcry: Mitsubishi
Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images Blizzard Entertainment may be feeling the effects of its controversial ban of Hong Kong Hearthstone player Ng “Blitzchung” Wai Chung for quite some time...
12:36 am - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge Heres what HBO Max looks like
HBO Max, AT&T’s upcoming $15 a month streaming video service, looks nothing like its HBO Now counterpart. Here’s a brief tour: AT&T and WarnerMedia showed off the first look ...
12:05 am - Wed, October 30, 2019
The Verge HBO announces new Game of Thrones spinoff, House of the Dragon
HBO has ordered a Game of Thrones spinoff series, House of the Dragon, straight to series. The new prequel is written by Ryan Condal (Colony), with George R.R. Martin set to co-executive p...
11:53 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge HBO Max launches in May 2020 for $14.99 a month
HBO Max, AT&T’s big foray into streaming, will launch in May 2020 for per $14.99 a month, the company announced at a special event held for investors. An ad-supported tier will repor...
11:16 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge HBO Max event: Rick and Morty, Green Lantern, and all the TV announcements
Adult Swim AT&T’s special HBO Max preview day came chock-full of programming announcements, ranging from a new Green Lantern-inspired show from Arrow and Flash producer Greg Berlan...
10:44 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Elon Musk says he will donate $1 million to plant trees after testifying that hes cash-poor
Photo by Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto via Getty Images Elon Musk has promised to donate $1 million worth of trees ($1 per tree) to YouTuber Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson, who’s currently campa...
10:44 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Elon Musk donates $1 million to plant trees after testifying that hes cash-poor
Photo by Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto via Getty Images Elon Musk has donated $1 million worth of trees ($1 per tree) to YouTuber Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson, who’s currently campaigning to r...
10:03 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge In the escalating fight between Twitch and Mixer, YouTube is the real winner
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The live-streaming wars aren’t really about streaming at all: they’re about the future of live television. The combatants — Twitch, Mixer, a...
08:28 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Apple AirPods Pro hands-on: the noise cancellation really works
Apple’s new AirPods Pro will hit stores beginning tomorrow, October 30th, and today, I got a chance to give them a try and put the company’s active noise cancellation to the test. As s...
08:28 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge How to share your audio in iOS 13
Last year, when I was planning to fly to Japan with my fiancée, we downloaded movies to my iPhone so that we could watch them together on the plane. Shortly before we left, though, we rea...
08:23 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Walmarts early Black Friday deals have begun here are the ones you need to know about
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge If you’re already looking for Black Friday 2019 deals, Walmart is among the first of the major retailers to serve them up. It’s hard to consider the...
07:47 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge WhatsApp is suing an infamous spyware vendor for allegedly hacking its users
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge WhatsApp is suing notorious spyware vendor NSO Group, saying the company was actively involved in hacking users of the encrypted chat service....
07:44 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge HBO cancels its first planned Game of Thrones spinoff
Image: HBO HBO’s first Game of Thrones spinoff reportedly isn’t moving past the pilot stage, according to a report from Deadline. The prequel, which shot a pilot over the summer star...
07:43 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Xbox One testers can now stream any game to an Android phone
Microsoft is allowing Xbox One testers to access the company’s latest Console Streaming feature. It’s a new feature that lets you play your own Xbox One games from your personal consol...
06:54 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Samsung unveils new foldable flip phone concept
Samsung has teased a new foldable phone concept onstage at the company’s developer conference today. The new concept, which Samsung didn’t name, looks more like a traditional flip phon...
06:39 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Amazon adds new wake-up lighting and sleep timer features for Alexa-powered smart lights
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon today just fixed one of the more inexplicable holes in Alexa’s feature set with the addition of new sleep timers and wake-up lighting, as...
06:24 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash kick off $90 million fight against Californias gig worker law
Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images A group of drivers and couriers for Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash launched a new group called Protect App-Based Drivers and Services, wh...
06:10 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Call of Dutys city-based league kicks off in January
Photo by Kevin Haube/ESPAT Media/Getty Images Professional Call of Duty is changing in a big way, and today Activision revealed that its upcoming city-based Call of Duty League will be k...
06:02 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Sony is shutting down its live TV service PlayStation Vue in January 2020
Image: Sony Sony is shutting down its live TV streaming service PlayStation Vue on January 30th, 2020, the company announced today. The sudden announcement of the shutdown comes just a w...
06:01 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Samsungs new Galaxy Book Flex and Ion laptops look as good as their spec sheets
Photo by Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge Samsung has a pair of new laptops — the Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion — that will replace the company’s old Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and ...
05:51 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge watchOS 6.1 now available with Series 1, Series 2, and AirPods Pro support
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple is releasing its latest watchOS 6.1 update today, and it will introduce watchOS 6 support for the Series 1 and 2 Apple Watch models. watchOS 6 ori...
05:50 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Porsche trials online sales that still require a trip to the dealer
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Porsche has announced it will start selling new and pre-owned cars and SUVs online in the US, but there’s a catch: buyers will still have to trek to ...
05:47 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Afterparty is a hilarious exploration of the afterlife and binge drinking
Throughout Afterparty, there’s an ongoing mystery around the game’s pair of leads. They’ve died, but why have they gone to Hell? Surrounded by serial killers, bigoted robbers, and pe...
05:36 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Heres how Apples new AirPods Pro stack up with other truly wireless earbuds
Image: Apple Apple’s new AirPods Pro stick out from the regular AirPods in a few ways. They offer active noise cancellation, a pass-through audio feature so you can easily hear what’...
05:00 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge League of Legends new hip-hop group has outfits designed by Louis Vuitton
Last year, at the League of Legends World Championship in Incheon, the biggest moment of the event arguably wasn’t the competition itself: it was a virtual K-pop group called K/DA that p...
04:58 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge YouTube Music gets Siri and desktop web app support
YouTube Music is getting a pair of small but helpful updates today: full support for Siri, and support for being installed as a desktop web app. If you’re on an iOS device, you’ll now ...
04:52 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Razers Junglecat brings Nintendo Switch-like snap-on controllers to Android
Remember when Razer announced a sleek sliding gamepad for your iPhone called the Junglecat? I bet not, considering how the company axed that idea without ever releasing it to the world. Bu...
03:36 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge LGs G8X ThinQ is coming to AT&T on November 1st
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge The LG G8X ThinQ, LG’s new phone that can snap into a case that gives it a second screen, will be available in stores starting on November 1st, AT&...
03:00 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Razers first truly wireless earbuds aim to fix gaming audio lag on Android
One of the worst things about using wireless headphones while gaming on an Android phone is the latency. Whether the fault lies with the OS or the manufacturing (or both), I’ve found tha...
02:59 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge How to enable LTE cellular service on your Apple Watch
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge If you want to leave your iPhone at home without missing out on iMessages, calls, and other notifications, now you can — if you have the right Apple W...
02:54 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge BoJack Horseman is its own harshest critic
Few of the viewers tuning into Netflix’s animated series BoJack Horseman in 2014 could have anticipated how the series would evolve over the course of its six seasons to date. What began...
02:21 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Fortnites new island has already changed, just in time for Halloween
Earlier this month, the entire Fortnite island was sucked into a black hole and replaced with a brand-new location, erasing two years’ worth of history in the process. Just a few weeks l...
02:00 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge EA games are returning to Steam along with the EA Access subscription service
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge EA will start releasing games on Steam again, after it moved away from the popular PC game marketplace in 2011 in favor of its Origin store and la...
01:58 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Netflix wants to let people watch things at twice the speed, but Hollywood is pushing back
Image: Netflix Netflix is testing a feature that will allow a small group of Android phone users to change the playback speed of what they’re watching, but some of Hollywood’s bigges...
01:25 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Hellvetica is a horrific take on the famous typeface
Image: Zack Roif / Matthew Woodward Earlier this year, Monotype lovingly updated its classic Helvetica typeface for the 21st century. The company redrew almost 40,000 of Helvetica’s ch...
01:18 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Ikeas smart button leaks with a tease of scenes to come
Ikea’s Shortcut Button for controlling smart home scenes. | Image: Ikea of Sweden, via FCC Ikea’s working on a new Shortcut Button that can activate a “scene” in homes that are f...
01:01 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Googles .new shortcuts are coming to other websites, and youll be able to register your own
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Last year, Google introduced the handy “.new” shortcuts for Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets, so you could type something like “docs.new,” in...
01:00 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Lyft simplifies its subscription service with the $20-a-month Lyft Pink
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Lyft is rolling out a new membership plan for riders who want discounts on car trips, bike and scooter rides, and other exclusive perks. Dubbed ...
01:00 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Logitechs MX Master 3 scroll wheel is focused hardware at its best
In today’s digital age, it sometimes feels like hardware has taken a back seat to the software that drives our devices. Button of the Month is a monthly look at what some of those button...
01:00 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Nvidia unveils new Super variants for GTX 1660 and GTX 1650 graphics cards
Photo: Nvidia Nvidia is extending its Super moniker from its higher-end RTX graphics cards to its older, 16-series GTX ones with the launch of two new models: the GTX 1660 Super and the ...
01:00 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Hellblade studio launches a new venture to explore mental health through games
In 2017, developer Ninja Theory released Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, an action-adventure game that took ambitious steps in exploring mental health and psychosis. Senua, a warrior strug...
01:00 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Amazon Echo (2019) review: middle child syndrome
Amazon’s latest Echo speaker splits the difference between a high-end smart speaker and an entry-level model Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge The Moto 360 smartwatch is back... well, sort of
Motorola backed out of the smart watch market way back in 2016, after releasing two versions of its Moto 360 smartwatch, the first all-touchscreen smartwatch with a round display. At the t...
12:00 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Venmos debit card now gives you 5 percent cash back at Target, Sephora, and Wendys
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Venmo announced today that it’s launching Venmo Rewards, a rewards program for its physical Venmo debit card. The program will give you auto...
12:00 pm - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Toothbrush startup Quip is launching a $20 floss dispenser
quip Quip, the electric toothbrush subscription service, is launching its second product today: a floss dispenser called Floss. The metallic dispenser will sell for $20 and refillable fl...
11:07 am - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Amazon Fresh is now free for Prime members
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Starting today, Amazon will no longer charge a $14.99 monthly fee for Amazon Fresh on top of your Prime subscription. Now, if you already pay ...
11:00 am - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Buying Fitbit wont help Google overcome Apples biggest smartwatch advantage
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google is reportedly looking to buy Fitbit as a way to bolster its wearables strategy. Trying to suss out what this could mean for Google, its...
10:00 am - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Facebooks embrace of Breitbart doesnt add up
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales If you missed the first-ever Interface Live last week, I hope you’ll consider come seeing me this week! I’ll be talking with Clara Tsao, a researcher ...
09:47 am - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge WhatsApp fixes the notification badge on muted iOS chats
Photo by Thomas Ricker / The Verge WhatsApp’s latest iOS update stops showing an unread notification badge on its app icon for messages you’ve muted. It’s a minor but welcome chang...
04:00 am - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Game of Thrones showrunners quit Star Wars trilogy to work on Netflix projects
Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss have abandoned plans to work on a trilogy of Star Wars movies. “There are only so many ho...
01:17 am - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge New Mandalorian trailer promises Star Wars beasts, fighting spaceships, and bounty hunters
A new trailer for Disney’s first ever live-action Star Wars show, The Mandalorian, has arrived, just a couple of weeks ahead of Disney+’s highly anticipated launch. The new trailer in...
12:41 am - Tue, October 29, 2019
The Verge Elon Musk will go to trial over pedo guy tweets, judge rules
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge | Photo by Joshua Lott / Getty Images Elon Musk’s request to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by a caver was denied by a Los Angeles judge tod...
09:52 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Samsung Galaxy S10 gets DeX support and Note 10 camera features
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge A new Galaxy S10 software update is bringing headline features from the Note 10 to Samsung’s other flagship phone line. SamMobile reports that the upda...
09:51 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Virgin Galactic celebrates first day on the New York Stock Exchange
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales/The Verge Space tourism venture Virgin Galactic is now a publicly traded company, thanks to a reverse merger. The company’s billionaire founder, Richard...
09:50 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Mixer adds another top streamer to its roster, which means its plan is working
Alex Castro This weekend, Cory “King Gothalion” Michael became the latest massively popular Twitch streamer to depart the platform for Microsoft’s competitor, Mixer. In a video pos...
09:36 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge All the new emoji in iOS 13.2
Image: Emojipedia Apple released iOS 13.2 earlier today, and the update includes 398 new emoji. There’s a bunch of brand-new ones (I love the otter) as well as emoji to represent peopl...
09:20 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge How to delete your Siri history in iOS 13.2
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The current iPhone upgrade to iOS 13.2 brings a variety of features, not the least of which is improved privacy for those who use Siri. Responding...
09:04 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Elon Musk offers discounted solar panels and batteries after California blackouts
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Tesla is offering a discount on solar panels and batteries to people who are affected by wildfire power outages, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted today. More...
09:01 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge iOS 13.2 finally lets you change video resolution in the camera app if you have an iPhone 11
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple finally has added the option to change the resolution and frame rate of video recordings in the camera app in the newly released iOS 13....
08:29 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Facebook employees strongly object to companys political ad policy
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook employees are urging Mark Zuckerberg to rethink his stance on allowing politicians to lie in political ads. In an open letter to company ...
08:15 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Spotify is profitable once again as it cuts costs and adds cheaper plans
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Spotify announced today that it beat expectations for third-quarter revenue and posted an operating profit of €54 million (about $60 million). T...
08:03 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Facebooks new Preventive Health tool pushes people to advocate for their health
Facebook Starting today, Facebook will let users choose to get personalized reminders about health care tests and vaccines. The company’s new Preventive Health tool focuses on getting ...
07:31 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Uber Money is the companys latest attempt to expand into financial services
Uber is creating a new division called Uber Money to handle its growing financial services business. The group will oversee everything from the company’s credit and debit card offerings,...
07:17 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Why wont Tim Cook pose with his own AirPods?
We all know Trump uses an iPhone, but does Tim Apple actually wear his own wireless headphones? I’m not sure what to believe in anymore — because the photographic evidence direct from ...
06:52 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Apple might release new Smart Battery Cases to make iPhone 11 battery life even better
Image: 9to5Mac A photo of what looks to be a new, unreleased Smart Battery Case for an iPhone with a square camera bump — in other words, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro — has been d...
06:32 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge FCC moves to ban Huawei and ZTE from $8.5 billion service fund
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On Monday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the agency will vote on an order to ban carriers from using federal s...
06:27 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge The self-hammering probe on NASAs Mars lander cant seem to actually dig into the ground
InSight’s heat probe sticking out of the ground on Mars | Image: NASA NASA’s latest Mars lander is having problems with one of its main instruments — a self-hammering probe that ju...
06:24 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Apples HomePod now supports multiple users with HomePod 13.2 update
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Apple has finally released the promised fall update for its HomePod smart speaker with iOS 13.2, adding the ability for the speaker to tell different v...
06:08 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge iOS 13.2 reveals Apples Tile-like device could be called AirTag
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has been rumored to be launching a Tile-like item tracker for months now, and it appears the device could be named AirTag. 9to5Mac has spott...
05:53 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Virgin Hyperloop CEO delighted to go to Davos in the Desert one year after Khashoggi murder
Image: Virgin Hyperloop One Virgin Hyperloop One CEO Jay Walder is “delighted” to attend this year’s Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia this week, just one yea...
05:04 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Apple releases iOS 13.2 with support for AirPods Pro and iPhone 11 Deep Fusion
Apple Apple’s iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2, and tvOS 13.2 are now available for download, bringing new features like the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro’s Deep Fusion camera mode as well as compatibil...
04:58 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Uber unveils a new look for its food delivery drones
Uber is revving up to test its new drone delivery service for Uber Eats in San Diego in 2020. Today, the company unveiled a new look for its drone, which utilizes “innovative rotating wi...
04:50 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Adobe restores service in Venezuela, adds three months for free as an apology
Adobe Customers in Venezuela can now access Adobe services, like Photoshop and Illustrator, again after the company obtained a license from the US government to continue operating in the...
04:39 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge HomeKit might be fading, but Apples not giving up yet
Apple is focusing on its HomeKit initiative with a series of new hires, despite the fact that it’s falling behind Amazon and Google in the smart home space. Bloomberg reports that the co...
04:30 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge AT&T boss calls out Netflix and Disney ahead of HBO Max launch
Photo by Win McNamee / Getty Images AT&T is set to announce the launch date, price, and first offerings for its upcoming HBO Max streaming service on October 29th, and AT&T CEO R...
04:20 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge How to set up Emergency SOS and fall detection on your Apple Watch
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Step counting is all well and good, but the Apple Watch offers a number of important emergency- and health-related features that could keep you alive an...
04:07 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Apple announces AirPods Pro with noise cancellation, coming October 30th
Image: Apple Apple has confirmed its rumored AirPods Pro with noise cancellation in a press release this morning. The premium earbuds are set for release on October 30th for $249. Unlike...
04:03 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge A summit in Egypt will decide the future of 5G and weather forecasts
Xinhua/Xu Jinquan via Getty Images Heated negotiations will begin in Egypt this week that could decide the future of 5G and weather forecasting. More than 3,000 delegates, hailing from n...
03:58 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Google is reportedly trying to buy Fitbit
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google parent company Alphabet is in talks to buy wearable company Fitbit, Reuters reports. There is currently no confirmation that the deal will ...
03:37 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge VW predicts its standalone self-driving unit will be the worlds best-funded start-up
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Volkswagen is stepping up its efforts to develop fully driverless cars by spinning off its own startup that it claims will be among the “bes...
02:13 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge The first widely available electric Mini will start at $29,900
Image: BMW BMW has announced that the new Mini Cooper EV, which will be the first widely available all-electric version of the car, will start at $29,900 when it goes on sale in the US i...
02:06 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Rep. Katie Hill to fight revenge porn upon leaving Congress
Photo by Caroline Brehman / CQ Roll Call Over the weekend, Rep. Katie Hill, a first-term Democrat from California, announced that she will leave Congress by the end of the week after nud...
01:59 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge AT&T still hemorrhaging TV customers, lays out three-year plan to satisfy activist investor
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge AT&T’s TV business took an enormous hit last quarter, losing nearly 1.4 million subscribers — an increase of around 1 million from the sam...
01:00 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5-inch review: have a normal one
Microsoft’s latest Surface Laptop isn’t without faults, but it is a very good computer Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Microsofts Xbox bundles are back and ready for the new Project Scarlett Xbox
Microsoft is bringing its Xbox All Access bundle back, just in time for the holiday season. Xbox All Access is a bundle that splits the cost of an Xbox console, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Li...
01:00 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Maangchi, the internets Korean mom
YouTube’s most beloved home cook on online gaming, immigrant timewarp, and her new book Continue reading… ...
12:53 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Death Stranding will make its way to PC in early summer of 2020
Death Stranding — the highly anticipated next game from Hideo Kojima and his studio Kojima Productions — will be making its way to PC next year in “early summer,” the studio announ...
12:48 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge The iconic Motorola walkie-talkie is entering the smartphone age
Image: Motorola Solutions Motorola Solutions is releasing a new version of its APX radio for first responders that adds a touchscreen and voice control support to the device for the firs...
12:35 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge The Air Forces secretive spy spaceplane is back on Earth after a record two-year stay in space
The X-37B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center after landing. | Image: US Air Force The Air Force’s mysterious spy spaceplane, the X-37B, is back on Earth after spending more than two year...
12:15 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Californias blackouts reveal health cares fragile power system
Providing health care when electricity isn’t a guarantee Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Nvidias new Shield TV Pro and Shield TV add Dolby Vision and AI 4K upscaling
Image: Nvidia Amazon and Newegg might’ve spoiled the surprise last week, but today Nvidia is officially launching two new Shield TV devices. The Shield TV Pro ($199.99) and Shield TV (...
12:00 pm - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Nvidia Shield TV (2019) review: totally tubular
The best way to experience Android TV Continue reading… ...
10:21 am - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge DJI Mavic Mini images and specs leak in new retailer listing
Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. | Image: DJI via Newegg.ca An early retail listing on Newegg’s Canadian store has given us official images of DJI’s unannounced Mavic Mi...
07:29 am - Mon, October 28, 2019
The Verge Samsungs space selfie balloon crash-lands on Michigan farm
Nancy Mumby-Welke A device used by Samsung to launch a Cara Delevingne selfie into space has apparently made a dramatic return to Earth. Nancy Mumby-Welke of Gratiot County, Michigan, he...
03:00 pm - Sun, October 27, 2019
The Verge Kine turns the drama of aspiring musicians into a puzzle game
Gwen Frey It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play, we suggest video games that ...
02:00 pm - Sat, October 26, 2019
The Verge 7 new trailers you should watch this week
Photo: Disney I’m writing this entire column having just gotten back from seeing Parasite, so you’ll have to excuse me if my thoughts are a little scattered because Parasite is, to p...
01:00 pm - Sat, October 26, 2019
The Verge How to add and change watchfaces on your Apple Watch
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Decorative and functional watchfaces are a signature feature of the Apple Watch. It’s pretty easy to select one and tweak their appearance. In fact, y...
01:26 am - Sat, October 26, 2019
The Verge Migrating eagles racked up a huge cellular bill
Image: Russian Raptors Research and Conservation Network, via VK.com crowdfunding campaign Migrating eagles with tracking beacons that send texts reportedly accrued roaming charges so hi...
11:29 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Facebook trained AI to fool facial recognition systems, and it works on live video
Credit: Facebook AI Research Facebook remains embroiled in a multibillion-dollar judgement lawsuit over its facial recognition practices, but that hasn’t stopped its artificial intelli...
11:24 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Microsoft leak reveals Windows 10X will be coming to laptops
Microsoft has accidentally published an internal design document for its upcoming Windows 10X operating system. Spotted by WalkingCat, the document was briefly available online today and p...
11:16 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Donald Trump wants the iPhone home button back
Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Donald Trump seems to have recently switched to an iPhone without a home button, and he doesn’t seem to like it very much. So much so that h...
11:08 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Microsoft beats Amazon to win the Pentagons $10 billion JEDI cloud contract
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The US government has awarded a giant $10 billion cloud contract to Microsoft, the Department of Defense has confirmed. Known as Joint Enterprise ...
10:38 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Googles own code may explain why the Pixel 4s Smooth Display isnt always as smooth as youd like
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google apparently won’t let Google Maps, Pokemon Go, Waze, and WeChat use the Pixel 4’s “Smooth Display” feature to run at 90Hz, accor...
10:27 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Teslas new Solar Glass Roof tiles are the first version ready for a wide rollout
Elon Musk has unveiled a redesign of Tesla’s Solar Roof tiles, dubbed “Solar Glass Roof.” The new roof design will cost around $42,500 for a 2,000-square-foot roof with 10kW of solar...
10:18 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Mark Zuckerberg is struggling to explain why Breitbart belongs on Facebook News
On Friday morning, Facebook announced its plan to spend millions of dollars on high-quality journalism, fueling the launch of a new dedicated news tab on its platform. CEO Mark Zuckerberg ...
08:18 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Planting trees to take onclimate changeisnt as easy as YouTubers might think
YouTubers are on a mission to plant 20 million trees. Hundreds of YouTubers are calling on their audiences today to donate money to the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, with every dollar ra...
07:17 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Everything you ever wanted to know about the vaping health crisis
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Wait, which one? Continue reading… ...
07:16 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Smart home platform Wink is dying as Will.i.ams tech company is low on money
Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images Will.i.am’s technology company i.am+ is running out of money, according to current employees, company emails, and documents obtained by The Verge...
07:10 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge The FCC is using streaming services as an excuse to raise cable rates
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The rise of streaming services could give cable companies an excuse to raise rates under a Federal Communications Commission order handed down on O...
07:04 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge MrBeast partners with more than 600 YouTubers, including PewDiePie and MKBHD, to plant 20 million trees
MrBeast/YouTube More than 600 YouTubers are teaming up to take on one of the biggest fundraising challenges the platform has ever seen: raising $20 million by the end of the year to plan...
06:56 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Shroud left Twitch for Mixer, and now Twitch is hiding his channel in search
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitch stripped Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek of his verified partner badge and hid his channel on the site’s search after the popular streamer ...
06:56 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Shroud left Twitch for Mixer, then his channel disappeared from Twitchs search
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitch stripped Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek of his verified partner badge and his channel stopped showing up in the site’s search after the po...
06:55 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Oral-Bs new $220 toothbrush has AI to tell you when youre brushing poorly
Image: Oral-B Today, Oral-B launched its $220 Oral-B Genius X electric toothbrush, which Oral-B says uses AI to help you brush better. I never thought AI would come for my teeth. The too...
06:48 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Mike Judges Silicon Valley take on power continues in Tales from the Tour Bus
Photo: Cinemax There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each...
06:31 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Apple pays United so much for corporate travel it may help upgrade its SFO terminal
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple is in early discussions with United Airlines about helping upgrade the company’s San Francisco International Airport terminal, according to ...
06:18 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge HBO Max will reportedly get a cheaper, ad-supported tier in 2021
Advertising and HBO aren’t usually thought of in the same sentence, but a new report suggests that AT&T’s upcoming streaming service, HBO Max, will become the first major HBO-brand...
05:29 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge The Grammys organizer is giving artists a metadata gold mine to credit unrecognized music workers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Recording Academy, the professional association that puts on the Grammy Awards, launched a new campaign today that it’s calling Behind the R...
04:45 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Hyundai plans to launch a free robot taxi service in California
Hyundai will launch a free ride-hailing service with a fleet of autonomous electric cars in Irvine, California, starting on November 4th. The news comes after the South Korean automaker an...
04:11 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge ARM will continue to license chip architecture to Huawei after all
ARM will continue to license its chip architectures to Huawei. The company’s legal team has reached the decision that ARM’s v8 and v9 architectures are “UK-origin technologies” and...
03:45 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Beats Solo Pro review: beat the noise
If they fit you comfortably, these are the best Beats headphones yet Continue reading… ...
03:40 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Chuck Schumer proposes large discounts to trade in gas-powered cars for electric ones
Photo by Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) proposed a plan that would provide car owners with “large discounts” if they...
03:15 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Vergecast: reviewing the Pixel 4 and the calm before the streaming wars
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales This week on The Vergecast, Dieter Bohn, Nilay Patel, and Paul Miller discuss our Pixel 4 review and how its camera, battery life, software, and even adve...
03:03 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Sony is reportedly looking to sell its PlayStation Vue streaming service
Image: Sony Sony is currently looking for a buyer of its PlayStation Vue TV streaming service, according to a new report published by The Information. The company has reportedly already ...
02:56 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge ESPN has started running pre-roll ads, frustrating paying subscribers
ESPN+ subscribers have noticed a number of pre-roll ads running before videos in recent weeks, despite the fact that a major selling point of the app is that customers wouldn’t have to d...
02:21 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Photographer Richard Parry shows the innovation of consumer tech from the inside out
Photograph by Richard Parry Some Assembly Required Continue reading… ...
01:35 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge MrBeast changed YouTube and launched an entire genre of expensive stunt content
MrBeast has accomplished a feat that no other individual creator has achieved in YouTube history: surpassing 10 million views on every single video he’s posted for more than a year strai...
01:16 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Facebook wont call users undesirable in ad rejections anymore
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge As of this week, Facebook will no longer use the word “undesirable” in the rejection messages it sends to potential advertisers. The change co...
12:45 pm - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Inside National Conspiracy Writing Month, a challenge for creating fan fiction about reality
Photo by: Andia/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Next week, a tiny group of researchers will feverishly devote themselves to unmasking the shadowy forces that control the worl...
11:00 am - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Somehow, Androids messaging mess is about to get even worse
Years ago, the US carriers tried to make a mobile wallet to compete with Google Wallet and Apple Pay. It did not go well, and not just because of the unfortunately first attempt at naming i...
10:36 am - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Googles .new shortcut now works with calendar entries
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google has added a new way to quickly create calendar entries when using a browser. If you head over to “cal.new” or “meeting.new,” you’...
10:00 am - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge A new Facebook News tab is starting to roll out in the United States
Facebook began testing a new home for news in its mobile app today called Facebook News. It will roll out to a few hundred thousand users in the United States and host reporting from big p...
09:26 am - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Americas nuclear forces finally drop ancient 8-inch floppy disk system
GAO The US Defense Department has finally ended the use of 8-inch floppy disks for coordinating the country’s nuclear forces. C4ISRNET reports that as of this June, the USA’s Strateg...
07:01 am - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Google Pixelbook Go review: the price of simplicity
Google’s cheapest Chromebook is still more expensive than the competition Continue reading… ...
07:01 am - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Why 10 percent of all Google Search results are changing
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is currently rolling out a change to its core search algorithm that it says could change the rankings of results for as many as one in ten ...
07:00 am - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Jaguars slick new electric hypercar will only exist in Gran Turismo
Images: Jaguar Jaguar has placed itself at the forefront of the electric car revolution with the I-Pace SUV, despite being a smaller player in the overall car market. The British automa...
01:54 am - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge RED cancels Hydrogen phone project as founder Jim Jannard retires
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge RED’s ambitious Hydrogen phone project is ending after the release of just a single device, the Hydrogen One, according to an announcement f...
01:38 am - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Google Stadia: the latest news about the cloud gaming platform
Google From initial rumors through to the latest updates Continue reading… ...
12:15 am - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge A company that sold encrypted phones was run by crime lords
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge You’ve probably heard the idiom of the fox guarding the hen house — but how about the one of the encrypted phone company run by drug lords? Ok...
12:05 am - Fri, October 25, 2019
The Verge Google says its planning to build multiple first-party game studios for Stadia exclusives
Image: Google When Microsoft was slammed for not offering enough compelling exclusive games to attract gamers to Xbox, it bought its way out — purchasing game developer after game deve...
11:19 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have finally agreed to replace SMS with a new RCS standard
Exclusive: Chat is Google’s next big fix for Android’s messaging mess | Artists: Garret Beard and William Joel All four major US carriers - AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint ...
10:31 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Google will replace Home devices bricked due to latest firmware update
Photography by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge If your Google Home or Google Home Mini has recently stopped working, good news: Google will likely replace it. This year, there have been a growi...
09:51 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Gamers for Freedom is a new group pressuring Blizzard and other publishers about Hong Kong
Photo by Oliver Berg/picture alliance via Getty Images Gaming and politics do mix, as the recent furor over Blizzard’s censorship of pro-Hong Kong voices has shown: it hasn’t blown o...
09:29 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge TikTok defends itself against accusations of Chinese influence
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Thursday, TikTok fired back after weeks of attacks from Congress over the company’s ties to the Chinese government. In a blog post, TikTok ma...
09:25 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Nissans new electric concept car looks like a solid successor to the Leaf
Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge Nissan unveiled a strange new electric concept car this week at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Not strange in the sense that it had a virtual koi fish assista...
08:55 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Jack Dorsey says hell no to joining Libra
Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images Twitter will never join Libra, CEO Jack Dorsey said today at a Twitter media event in New York City. He said “hell no” when asked if he would join and e...
08:54 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Amazon is spending billions on shipping as it makes Prime one-day delivery a reality
Photo by Michele Doying / The Verge Amazon’s business tends to oscillate between periods of extreme high-spending and extreme profitability, and the company is now fully in the former....
07:43 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Ubers new Beacon helps avoid car mix-ups and reminds you to wear your seatbelt
Uber is introducing an updated version of its colorful Beacon gadget, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission. The digital display is meant to sit on the car’s ...
07:43 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Ubers new Beacon 2.0 helps avoid car mix-ups and reminds you to wear your seatbelt
Uber is introducing an updated version of its colorful Beacon gadget, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission. It’s the Beacon 2.0. The digital display is meant ...
07:31 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Twitter admits that it showed more ads to less popular users
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter has admitted that, in the past, the platform was skewed to show more ads to users with fewer followers, as first reported by CNBC. The pol...
06:50 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Bang & Olufsen updates the Beoplay H4 with a new design, USB-C, and voice assistant support
Bang & Olufsen has a new, second-generation version of its Beoplay H4 headphones out today, offering an improved design, USB-C charging, and support for your phone’s voice assistant ...
06:47 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge How to keep your Apple Watch quiet
If you want to keep your Apple Watch from disturbing you with alarms, notifications, or any other sounds, you have no fewer than three different ways to keep it quiet: silent mode, theater...
06:18 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Squares Cash App officially adds free stock trading, starting at $1
Image: Square Square announced today that you’ll soon be able to invest in stocks using its Cash App, and says you’ll be able to start investing with $1. That doesn’t mean you’ll...
06:00 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge A health care algorithm affecting millions is biased against black patients
What happens when an algorithm cuts your health care | Artist: William Joel A health care algorithm makes black patients substantially less likely than their white counterparts to receiv...
05:53 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge The killer app horror film Countdown takes a shallow look at technological fears
Photo: STXfilms It’s abundantly clear to anyone who’s ever used Twitter that our apps want to kill us. The new horror movie Countdown just wants to ask how and why. Instantly and fre...
05:52 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Pandora will now display full song credits for millions of tracks
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Pandora today announced it will display full song credits for millions of songs on its desktop app and on the web. The new feature will be ava...
05:51 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Nvidias new leaked Shield TV boxes accidentally go on sale early at Best Buy
Photo: Reddit (/u/Bubba_Nosferatu) Nvidia’s new Shield TV Pro and Shield TV streaming boxes have both already throughly been leaked by various online retailers, but things aren’t sto...
05:21 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Twitch megastar Shroud is joining Ninja on Mixer as an exclusive streamer
Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek is the latest Twitch megastar to abandon the Amazon-owned streaming service in favor of Microsoft’s Mixer platform. ...
05:11 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Caffeine hopes celebrities and entertainment can help it beat Twitch
Photo by Steve Jennings/FilmMagic Offset is joining the platform, and they hope he’s the first major celebrity of many Continue reading… ...
05:05 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Ubisoft delays multiple titles, including Watch Dogs Legion
Today, Ubisoft announced that it’s delaying Gods and Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Watch Dogs Legion into its fiscal 2020–2021 year. That means that these games could all be re...
04:31 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge The Last of Us Part II has been delayed until May 2020
The Last of Us Part II, Naughty Dog’s highly anticipated sequel to its award-winning 2013 PlayStation 3 game, has a new release date: May 29th, 2020. Sony originally announced that The L...
04:22 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge TikTok could threaten national security, senators say
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Wednesday, two senior senators, Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), took aim at the Chinese-owned video app, TikTok, and called for US ...
04:07 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Driving tiny electric cars helped these lab rats feel more relaxed, and we should all learn from them
In the US, the ethos is “bigger is better.” Look no further than our roads where large trucks and SUVs dominate the lanes. These plus-sized vehicles are killing our environment and wre...
03:56 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Amazon is offering an Echo Dot for 99 cents with an Amazon Music Unlimited subscription
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge If you want an Echo Dot, Amazon’s got a new deal you can use to get one for cheap: the company will sell you a third-gen Echo Dot for just 99 cents if ...
03:47 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Ford will unveil its Mustang-inspired electric SUV on November 17th
Ford will unveil its first mass-market electric vehicle — a Mustang-inspired SUV codenamed “Mach 1” that was first teased in January 2018 — on November 17th, the company announced ...
03:44 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Luminary names new CEO six months aftertroubledlaunch
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Luminary, the subscription podcast startup, named a new CEO today, almost six months to the day after the service’s troubled debut. The star...
03:32 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge How to change the Apple Watchs honeycomb app display to a list
When you look at all of the apps that are installed on your Apple Watch, you probably see them in the familiar default “honeycomb” grid array. If you have a lot of apps, dislike having...
03:23 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Virgin Galactic to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange as early as October 28th
Spaceflight tourism venture Virgin Galactic is expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange as early as Monday, October 28th, CNBC reports. The listing comes after the company’s ...
03:18 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Disney downloads will disappear from devices if a title is pulled from the service
Photo by Rian Johnson Disney will offer Disney+ subscribers the ability to download films and TV shows on the streaming service for offline viewing, but if those titles were to leave, so...
03:10 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Toyota will offer robot taxi rides during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo
Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, has largely kept quiet on its self-driving car program. The Japanese company has released some information about its test vehicles and the types of...
02:15 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Motorolas Moto G8 Plus announced with three cameras and a big battery
The Moto G8 Plus includes a triple rear camera array. | Image: Motorola Motorola’s Moto G8 Plus is the latest G-series device from the budget phone manufacturer. It’s the latest in a...
02:00 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Bollingers rugged electric trucks will cost $125,000
Image: Bollinger Michigan-based electric truck startup Bollinger Motors has finally announced the price of its rugged electric trucks, the Jeep-like B1 and the B2 pickup. Both vehicles w...
01:48 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Apple TV app launches on Amazon Fire TV devices
Image: Amazon With a week to go before its TV service launches, Apple has brought the Apple TV app to Amazon’s streaming devices. The Apple TV app is now available on three different m...
01:20 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge How to swim with (and dry out) your Apple Watch
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg These days, more and more electronic devices are water resistant, including the Apple Watch. Unless you’ve got a first-generation Watch, you can wear i...
01:16 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Is Facebooks billion-dollar housing pledge enough?
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge San Francisco has the highest salaries in the world, thanks to big tech companies like Salesforce, Facebook, and Google. But those outside the tec...
01:02 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge This Pixel 4 XL teardown shows just how small the Soli system is
Photo: iFixit Google made the unconventional (by 2019 standards) decision to skip the notch on the Pixel 4 in favor of an old-fashioned top bezel in order to fit in all of the advanced f...
01:00 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge How Pokmon Sword and Shields creators balance risk-taking with tradition
Image: Nintendo / Game Freak Pokémon Sword and Shield, the pair of new games in the iconic monster-collecting series due out November 15th, come with unprecedented expectation. They’...
12:02 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Twitter says it now removes half of all abusive tweets before users report them
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter says more than 50 percent of tweets identified as abusive are now being flagged by its automated moderation tools first and taken down bef...
12:00 pm - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge The Honor 9X is coming to Europe with a pop-up selfie camera and Google apps
Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has announced that the Honor 9X is coming to Europe, after launching in China back in July. The handset comes equipped with a pop-up selfie camera and, surprisin...
10:52 am - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge BBC News heads to the dark web with new Tor mirror
Image; BBC BBC News has made a version of its website available on the Tor network, allowing it to be more securely accessed via the anonymising browser. The news organisation is putting...
10:00 am - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge After this weeks hearing, Libra really might be in trouble
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. ...
08:57 am - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Samsung announces more powerful Exynos processor without built-in 5G
Image: Samsung Just shy of two months after announcing the Exynos 980, Samsung has announced a new chipset, the Exynos 990. The new processor is built on Samsung’s 7nm process, and inc...
12:57 am - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Chromebooks will more easily sideload Android apps with Chrome OS 80
Chromebooks are able to run Android apps, but mostly just ones from the Google Play Store — if you wanted to install something that’s not officially sanctioned, you’d generally need ...
12:57 am - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Chromebooks will let developers more easily sideload Android apps with Chrome OS 80
Chromebooks are able to run Android apps, but mostly just ones from the Google Play Store — if you wanted to install something that’s not officially sanctioned, you’d generally need ...
12:27 am - Thu, October 24, 2019
The Verge Microsoft said the Surface Laptop 3 would be easy to open and it actually is
Image: iFixit Earlier this month, Surface boss Panos Panay showed how you’d be able to get into the Surface Laptop 3 just by lifting off the top plate — and it turns out, it’s pret...
11:38 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Teslas Full Self-Driving feature may get early-access release by the end of 2019
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla may grant certain customers early access to a “feature complete” version of the company’s “full self-driving” (FSD) capabilities b...
11:37 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Fortnites black hole event broke Twitch and Twitter viewing records
Image: Epic Games It’s been just over a week since Fortnite came back online following a two-day, black hole-induced hiatus. But the event, which ushered in the game’s eleventh seaso...
11:36 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge AT&T claims a weeks-long voicemail outage will be fixed with a single device update, but that doesnt make sense
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge AT&T has been experiencing a weeks-long voicemail outage affecting customers across the country. But it’s hard to tell exactly what’s caus...
11:36 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge AT&T claims a weeks-long voicemail outage will be fixed with a single device update
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge AT&T has been experiencing a weeks-long voicemail outage affecting some customers across the country. But it’s hard to tell exactly what’s...
11:18 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Google accused of spying with new tool that flags large employee meetings
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google employees have accused their employer of creating a surveillance tool disguised as a calendar extension designed to monitor gatherings of mor...
10:33 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Foxconn finally admits its empty Wisconsin innovation centers arent being developed
Photo by Joshua Lott for The Verge Electronics manufacturer Foxconn’s promised Wisconsin “innovation centers,” which are to employ hundreds of people in the state if they ever get ...
09:47 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Teslas autonomous parking feature has been used over a million times
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Smart Summon, the autonomous parking feature rolled out by Tesla in mid-September, has already been used “over one million times,” the company said...
09:47 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Teslas Smart Summon parking feature has been used over a million times
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Smart Summon, the autonomous parking feature rolled out by Tesla in mid-September, has already been used “over one million times,” the company said...
09:45 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Trumps China trade war is killing Roomba sales
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge iRobot finds itself in a bind. The Massachusetts-based robotics company that makes the Roomba, among other autonomous cleaning devices, saw its stock plu...
09:37 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Congress isnt buying Mark Zuckerbergs pitch for Libra
Photo by Aurora Samperio/NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat before dozens of members of Congress on Wednesday, charged with the goal of convincing them that the c...
09:24 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Tesla ekes out a profit as all eyes turn to its China Gigafactory
A record number of cars shipped in the third quarter of 2019 were enough to help Tesla turn a modest profit, according to financial figures released by the Silicon Valley automaker on Wedn...
08:57 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Samsung has reportedly fixed the Galaxy S10 fingerprint recognition issue
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Samsung has released a patch for the Galaxy S10 and Note 10’s fingerprint reader, fixing a problem discovered by The Sun that could allow an...
08:22 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Season 2 of Hulus Castle Rock takes familiar Stephen King books to unfamiliar places
Photo by Dana Starbard / Hulu Building a TV series around a location made famous in stories without actually adapting those stories is a strange choice, but for Hulu’s Castle Rock, it...
08:14 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Microsofts Q1 earnings boosted by cloud and Office as Surface and Xbox stall
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft posted the first quarter of its 2020 financial results today, reporting revenue of $33.1 billion and a net income of $10.7 billion. Reve...
07:29 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Zuckerberg claims its not about the money, while explaining how Libra will make money
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Libra will make money for Facebook by increasing the price of digital ads, Mark Zuckerberg explained at a hearing on Capitol Hill today. The answ...
06:53 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Google promises another Pixel 4 software update, this time for the screens refresh rate
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Every major phone launch has a “-gate”: a drama about some problem or worry with the hardware. With the Pixel 4, there are several: the ba...
06:30 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Disney CEO says Scorsese and Coppola canbitch about movies if they want
Photo: Film Frame / Marvel Studios There’s a war brewing between some of Hollywood’s most revered directors and fans of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the latter camp just...
06:30 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge How to take and view screenshots on an Apple Watch
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Screenshots can be very useful — if, for example, you want to post a photo boasting how many miles you ran today or if you’re a writer for The Verge...
05:44 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Bethesda wants to charge Fallout 76 players $13 a month for premium features
Image: Bethesda Bethesda is taking a rather unique approach to adding new in-game content for its multiplayer survival shooter Fallout 76. Instead of adding it in for free or making it p...
05:26 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge How to turn GIFs into a wallpaper for your Apple Watch
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge While looking for some new and interesting wallpapers for my Apple Watch, I came across a Reddit post showing Apple Watch wallpaper that had been create...
05:23 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Drivers are killing pedestrians at the highest rate in almost 30 years
Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP via Getty Images Pedestrian and cyclist death rates are increasing, as overall traffic fatalities plummet Continue reading… ...
04:42 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge The Current War is basically Amadeus for electricity
Photo: Dean Rogers / 101 Studios It’s unusual for a film to arrive in theaters labeled “Director’s Cut,” but it’s happening with The Current War, a historical film about the te...
04:35 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge YouTubes first interactive original is a heist show starring gaming personality Markiplier
YouTube debuted the trailer today for its first interactive original show, a special starring gaming personality Markiplier that lets viewers lead him through a heist. The show will debut ...
04:23 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Google just launched a handful of clever apps to help you spend less time on your phone
How would you feel if your phone’s wallpaper displayed a running tally of the number of times you unlock your device every day? Ashamed? Indifferent? If you’ve got an Android phone, Go...
04:00 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Android 9 was installed on less than a quarter of the ecosystem as Android 10 launched
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google is announcing that last year’s version of Android, Android 9, accounted for 22.6 percent of the ecosystem as of this past August. Tha...
03:20 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Googles Pixel 4 is $100 off on Amazon again
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google’s Pixel 4 doesn’t come out until Thursday, October 24th, but it’s already discounted by $100 on Amazon — again. You can buy the 64GB Pixe...
03:20 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Googles Pixel 4 was $100 off on Amazon for a second time
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google’s Pixel 4 doesn’t come out until Thursday, October 24th, but it’s already been discounted by $100 on Amazon — twice. Earlier today, the 6...
02:57 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Hey Robot is a party game that tests how smart Alexa is
Photo: Everybody House Games Sometimes, it can feel impossible to get what you want from a smart assistant. That problem is the premise of a new board game called Hey Robot, which tasks ...
02:19 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Watch Mark Zuckerbergs Libra congressional testimony here
Getty Images On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will answer questions from Congress about the company’s latest venture into blockchain and cryptocurrency, Libra. The hearing co...
02:13 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition is T-Mobiles second 5G phone
Image: OnePlus OnePlus has announced its second 5G phone, the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition, and it’s set to be exclusive to T-Mobile in the US. OnePlus announced the 7T Pro and the M...
01:50 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge To take down Big Oil, opponents are following the Big Tobacco playbook
Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP via Getty Images This week, ExxonMobil goes on trial, facing a potentially historic legal showdown in New York. The company faces charges that it misled inves...
01:02 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge How would opening up Facebook change the internet?
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On October 22nd, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest critics introduced a bill that’s meant to undercut social media monopolies. The Augmenting C...
12:00 pm - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge The 737 built Southwest, and the 737 Max could be its undoing
Alex Castro How Boeing’s 737 Max debacle threatens your favorite budget airlines Continue reading… ...
11:00 am - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Axon, formerly Taser, plans to put automatic license plate readers on police dashboards
Photo by Anton Novoderezhkin\TASS via Getty Images Axon, the company formerly known as Taser, is entering another controversial surveillance business: the automatic license plate reader ...
10:31 am - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Google confirms quantum supremacy breakthrough
Google’s Sycamore quantum processor, which was behind the breakthrough. | Credit: Google Google has officially announced that it’s achieved quantum supremacy in a new article publish...
10:00 am - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: capitalism as we know it as dead
Salesforce Founder & Co-CEO Marc Benioff making a television appearance this month | Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images The first billionaire I ever interviewed was Marc Benioff, the ...
09:42 am - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge The Pixel 4s 90Hz display only works at high brightness levels
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google added 90Hz OLED displays to both of its Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL handsets to enable a smoother Android experience. Unfortunately, the company has a...
09:10 am - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Mazdas first electric car includes rear-hinged freestyle doors
Image: Mazda The Mazda MX-30 is the Japanese automaker’s first electric car, and it features a pretty eye-catching design for its side doors. On both sides, the MX-30’s rear doors op...
08:30 am - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Huaweis folding Mate X ships next month for $2,400
Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge Huawei’s much-delayed folding phone, the Mate X, is finally going on sale next month. The company announced the news at a launch event today attended an...
05:00 am - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Fujifilms new X-Pro3 brings analog ideas to a digital camera
The X-Pro3 is the most retro-leaning Fujifilm digital camera yet — also, it shoots HDR in-camera Continue reading… ...
03:06 am - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge SoftBank takes over 80 percent of WeWork
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge WeWork and SoftBank have announced a deal that will see the Japanese tech giant buy out around 80 percent of the beleaguered real estate company. ...
02:50 am - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Lexus teases its first electric vehicles with a wild drone-deploying concept car
Images: Lexus The LF-30 is a weird harbinger of Lexus’ electric future Continue reading… ...
01:26 am - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Cmon Google, do a Pixel cereal box giveaway for real
Screenshot from OliWhiteVlogs (YouTube) Creamy, crunchy, deliriously sweet kids’ cereal and milk was my nectar and ambrosia growing up. I would have eaten that stuff day and night — ...
12:43 am - Wed, October 23, 2019
The Verge Google says you might have to wait to play Stadia, even if you preorder
When Google announced that its Stadia cloud gaming service would launch November 19th, we thought that meant those who shelled out $130 for a Founder’s Edition would get to play right aw...
11:02 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge House overwhelmingly approves contentious new copyright bill
Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images On Tuesday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to approve a measure that would shake up the Copyright Office if it were made into law, crea...
11:02 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Googles Pixel 4 was $100 off at Amazon for a short time
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google’s Pixel 4 doesn’t come out until Thursday, but earlier today, it was discounted by $100 on Amazon. If you’d read this Verge post earlier to...
11:00 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Theres now an app that lets you pick stocks based on your astrological sign
Astrology is real, and it’s strong and it’s our friend. As in Morrowind, the stars you were born under govern every aspect of your life. And now you can apply those celestial insights ...
09:31 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge SpaceX aims to provide internet coverage with Starlink constellation as soon as mid-2020
SpaceX says it plans to begin offering broadband services to customers with its massive internet-from-space initiative, known as Starlink, as early as mid-2020, SpaceNews reports. The comp...
08:55 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Snap is slowly growing, but its banking on augmented reality to sustain it
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Snap’s future depends on how well it builds its augmented reality platform. The company announced in its quarterly earnings call today that it a...
08:23 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Googles Pixel 4 is already $100 off on Amazon
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google’s Pixel 4 doesn’t come out until Thursday, but it’s already discounted on Amazon, where you can buy a 64GB Pixel 4 in “clearly white” r...
08:19 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Kylie Jenners viral rise and shine TikTok meme led to merchandise and a trademark application
In less than two weeks, Kylie Jenner’s innocuous office tour video on YouTube morphed into a massive TikTok meme, which she’s now turned into sold-out merchandise and a trademark appli...
07:03 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Apparently, I attended a Windows 7 party 10 years ago
Me at my friend Matt’s Windows 7 party. | Photo by Matthew Bellemare On this day in 2009 — 10 years ago — Microsoft released its new Windows 7 operating system to the public. Less ...
06:59 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Foxconns giant glass dome in Wisconsin is back, baby
Mount Pleasant Planning Commission Foxconn never does anything in Wisconsin without first announcing, canceling, and then announcing it again. So right on schedule, the company has refil...
06:25 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Spotify is giving Premium subscribers a free Google Home Mini
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge If you’re a Spotify Premium subscriber, Spotify is offering you a Google Home Mini for free now through November 15th, or until supplies run out (via B...
05:57 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Cinemas digital impostors are coming
Robin Wright in The Congress | Photo: Drafthouse Films From Rogue One to Gemini Man, the rules around digital actor replacements are changing Continue reading… ...
05:52 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Chromebook 101: whats different about the Chromebook keyboard?
One of the first shocks that you may experience when you buy your first Chromebook probably comes when you look at the keyboard. Where is the Caps Lock key? What (if you have a Pixelbook) ...
05:23 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Hulus offline downloads come to Android today
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Hulu was slower than other streaming services in offering the option to download videos for offline viewing, but at least the company is movin...
05:20 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Facebook will spend $1 billion to address Californias affordable housing crisis
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook today announced a pledge of $1 billion and a partnership with the state of California to help build more affordable housing, after the co...
05:01 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Will the Sprint and T-Mobile merger create competition?
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge This week for our interview series on The Vergecast, host and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to Gigi Sohn, a distinguished fellow at Geor...
05:01 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Mobvois TicWatch Pro is getting sleep tracking
Mobvoi announced that it is launching sleep tracking for its TicWatch Pro smartwatches today, as well as an Android app called TicSleep to track sleep data from the watch. Mobvoi says that...
04:30 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Slack looks to richer apps to help it fend off Microsoft Teams
Slack has embraced third-party apps on its platform for years, but in recent months, the company has really been focused on extending its chat app. Earlier this year, Slack bridged the gap...
04:00 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Google Fi makes clever use of the Pixel 4s Dual SIM Dual Standby tech
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google’s MVNO wireless service — Google Fi — has offered certain users a unique benefit: it can piggyback on multiple networks. Dependin...
04:00 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Bird rolls out a Scoot-branded electric moped before its own Cruiser
In June, electric scooter startup Bird announced that it would be rolling out a new moped-style electric vehicle called the Bird Cruiser. Today, the moped can be spotted in service around ...
03:39 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge HBOs Watchmen is using Easter eggs to signal that it isnt like the comic
Easter eggs are a way for the people behind legacy films or television shows to demonstrate their love of and fidelity to its source material. When showrunners, writers, and directors stic...
03:38 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Congress could require Facebook to build more open APIs under new bill
Photo by Erin Schaff for The Verge Over the past few months, lawmakers have taken aim at Big Tech, calling out companies like Facebook for anti-competitive behavior and sometimes threate...
03:24 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge LG bundles G8X and second-screen case for $700 unlocked in the US
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge LG’s G8X ThinQ will go on sale in the US on November 1st, and it’ll come bundled with the device’s biggest draw: a case that includes a flip-out se...
03:05 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Figmas new community profiles let users view and remix design files
Figma, the browser-based UI design and prototyping tool, is giving users public profiles to share design files and works in progress. It’s part of a multimonth beta test of the new Commu...
02:50 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge WeWork founder will get nearly $1.7 billion to let SoftBank take overhis company
Photo by Kelly Sullivan / Getty Images for the WeWork Creator Awards Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank is taking control of WeWork, and it’s giving WeWork founder Adam Neumann...
02:33 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Comcasts free streaming box actually requires an additional $13 / month fee
Image: Comcast Comcast made headlines last month when it announced plans to give a free streaming box to all of its internet-only subscribers — except, there’s an extra fee that Comc...
02:32 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge The Pixel 4 is more like an iPhone than any other Android phone
Google is bridging the gap between iOS and Android Continue reading… ...
02:03 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge In Hong Kong, protesters fight to stay anonymous
Photo by Ivan Abreu/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The democracy movement finds strength in numbers but weakness in names Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Patreons CEO is launching a $50,000 annual grant for creators
Photo by Jerod Harris / Getty Images Patreon CEO and co-founder Jack Conte touts his crowdfunding platform as a place where “creators get paid” instead of being subject to the whims ...
02:00 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Amazon Echo Dot with clock review: time is on its side
A $59 clock that also comes with a pretty good speaker Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Hunting for microplastics in your seafood
We live in a plastic-coated world. Sure, there are the obvious bits and pieces — the straws, the plastic bags, a seemingly never-ending stream of packaging — but a lot of the plastic i...
01:45 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Women-only e-sports events are building toward a future where theyre unnecessary
Photo: Girl Gamer Esports Festival When you tune into any e-sports event, you’re likely to see only men. Of the 100 competitors in the final of the Fortnite World Cup, none were women,...
01:25 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Verizon is offering a free year of Disney to unlimited data and Fios customers
Customers on Verizon’s unlimited data plans will be able to score a free year of Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney+. The deal, which is valued at $84, is available to new and...
01:00 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Fenders new app is a giant chord library that integrates with Apple Music
Fender Songs is a new iOS app from the veteran guitar manufacturer which lets you learn the chords to millions of songs on guitar, piano, or the ukulele. The app is available to download n...
01:00 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge GoPro Max review: the most accessible 360 camera
But will anyone use it more than once? Continue reading… ...
12:58 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Liliums electric air taxi is finally actually flying in new video
German air taxi startup Lilium has completed its first phase of testing, with its five-seater 36-rotor electric prototype hitting speeds of 100 km/h (62 mph). The company has also complete...
12:44 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Samsung patent application reveals augmented reality headset design
The patent application includes what appears to be a full 3D render of the headset. | Image: KIPRIS A newly discovered design patent application has revealed an unannounced Samsung augme...
12:00 pm - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Banks and landlords want to overturn federal rules on housing algorithms
Landlords and lenders are pushing the Department of Housing and Urban Development to make it easier for businesses to discriminate against possible tenants using automated tools. Under a n...
11:00 am - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge The curious case of the Pixel 4s missing headphones
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales As you might guess, I have more to say about the Pixel 4 even though the review and video are both voluminous. After John Gruber pointed out on Twitter th...
11:00 am - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Pizza Hut is testing plant-based Incogmeato sausage toppings and round boxes
Pizza Hut is cautiously testing out the plant-based meat trend, starting with a new Garden Specialty Pizza that’s topped with MorningStar Farm’s “Incogmeato” Italian sausage, which...
10:05 am - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Pokmon Go is getting online multiplayer battles early next year
Starting in early 2020, Niantic will let Pokémon Go players compete against each other online in a new Go Battle League for the mobile game. Niantic says the league will let you battle pl...
10:00 am - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Facebook goes on offense ahead of next years elections
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Sometimes there are so many collisions between the big tech platforms and our democracy in a week that I barely know where to begin. Other times, ...
08:58 am - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Google Duplex launches internationally with limited New Zealand pilot
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google is piloting its Duplex service outside of the US for the first time, with a new trial to confirm holiday opening hours in New Zealand. ...
01:52 am - Tue, October 22, 2019
The Verge Watch the final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The Skywalker saga that started more than 40 years ago in Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope is finally coming to an end, and the final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker tease...
11:13 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Adobe is reportedly bringing Illustrator to the iPad in 2020
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Last fall, Adobe announced that “real Photoshop” would be coming to the iPad sometime this year. We’re still waiting for that to happen ...
09:45 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Google got wireless charging right on the Pixel 4
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google sort of botched wireless charging on the Pixel 3 last year. Only customers who bought the company’s own Pixel Stand accessory and a v...
08:21 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Tim Cook to serve as chairman at Chinese business school amid Hong Kong outcry
Photo by Christoph Dernbach/picture alliance via Getty Images Apple CEO Tim Cook has been appointed chairman of the advisory board for Tsinghua University’s economics school in Beijing...
08:00 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Seratos new versions of its DJ software are compatible with macOS Catalina
Image: Serato Music software company Serato has released new official versions of its DJ Pro and DJ Lite software that are fully supported in macOS Catalina. The updated software works w...
07:32 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Nearly two-thirds of Uber customers dont tip their drivers
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Only 1 percent of Uber customers always tip, while nearly 60 percent never do, according to a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research (...
07:32 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Nearly two-thirds of Uber customers dont tip their drivers, study says
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Only 1 percent of Uber customers always tip, while nearly 60 percent never do, according to a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research (...
07:16 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge TikTok removes two dozen ISIS propaganda accounts
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Islamic State propagandists are reportedly trying to exploit social media app TikTok as a recruiting tool. The Wall Street Journal says social med...
07:16 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Netflix tracks shows by measuring starters, watchers, and completers
Photo: Netflix Netflix is trying to be more transparent with its creatives about how it counts a view on an original series or movie, and a letter sent to the British government includes...
07:02 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Why spacesuit design choices not womens physiques delayed the first all-female spacewalk
NASA astronauts Jessica Meir (L) and Christina Koch (R), preparing to leave the International Space Station for the first all-female spacewalk | Image: NASA “Men are definitely not...
06:11 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge NordVPN reveals server breach that could have let attacker monitor traffic
Image: NordVPN NordVPN says one of its servers was breached in March 2018, exposing some of the browsing habits of customers who were using the VPN service to keep their data private. No...
05:54 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Colorado drops its T-Mobile-Sprint lawsuit after Dish agrees to house headquarters in the state
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In the latest swirl of T-Mobile-Sprint merger drama, Colorado is exiting a lawsuit challenging the deal after Dish Network agreed to house its new...
05:23 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge New Watch Parties feature lets streamers watch Amazon Prime with their viewers on Twitch
Twitch has begun testing a new feature called “Watch Parties,” which appears to allow streamers the ability to stream content from Amazon Prime to their viewers (who also have Amazon P...
05:20 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Facebook will label false posts more clearly as part of an effort to prevent 2020 election interference
Facebook today released a new set of tools and policy changes intended to fight the spread of misinformation on the platform, moving to more clearly label false posts and content created b...
05:01 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Netflixs apocalyptic teen comedy Daybreak is an exhausting sugar rush
Photo: Ursula Coyote / Netflix Daybreak’s Josh Wheeler (Colin Ford) has a killer origin story. But what separates him from Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, or any of the dozens of teen ...
05:00 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Steam now lets you play local multiplayer games with friends over the internet
Image: Valve Steam’s new Remote Play Together feature, which lets you play local multiplayer games over the internet, has launched in beta. The existence of the feature was first repor...
04:16 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Join us for The Vergecast Live at The Glass Room in San Francisco on October 31st, with guests from Instagram and the Pixel camera team
James Bareham The Vergecast will return for a live recording in San Francisco, CA on Thursday, October 31st at 7:30 PM. This time we’re thrilled to host the show from The Glass Room: a...
04:15 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge How to remap your Chromebooks keyboard
Chromebooks are pretty different from traditional laptops in a lot of ways — and not just because of their software. The most obvious physical difference? Chromebooks feature keyboards w...
04:15 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Googles older Pixels wont get the Pixel 4s dual exposure and Live HDR features
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg Google introduced a lot of cool new Pixel camera features at last week’s event. Some of them, like astrophotography mode, will be coming to older Pixel...
03:03 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Security researchers expose new Alexa and Google Home vulnerability
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Security researchers with SRLabs have disclosed a new vulnerability affecting both Google and Amazon smart speakers that could allow hackers to eavesdrop...
03:00 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Googles Nest Mini is a great-sounding upgrade over the Home Mini
It can’t hang with more expensive speakers, but it can hang on the wall Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review: I wish this looked like a Surface Pro X
Minor improvements in a familiar package Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL review: more than the sum of its sensors
The fourth-gen phone has five big new features Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15-inch review: its a bigger Surface Laptop
The new 15-inch Surface Laptop is a familiar package with new dimensions Continue reading… ...
09:46 am - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge HTC now has an entry-level blockchain phone
Image: HTC HTC has announced a new entry-level phone aimed at cryptocurrency users called the HTC Exodus 1S, a followup to the $699 Exodus 1 that was originally released last year. The E...
01:17 am - Mon, October 21, 2019
The Verge Google to update Pixel 4 face unlock with eye detection in the coming months`
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge One of the headline features for the Google Pixel 4 is that it adds a new, secure face unlock feature in lieu of a fingerprint sensor. Only it turns out...
02:00 pm - Sat, October 19, 2019
The Verge 11 new trailers you should watch this week
Photo: David Lee / Netflix I always thought Jesse was slighted by the end of Breaking Bad. Not the last episode — it sent him off on the right note, as far as things were going — but...
02:00 pm - Sat, October 19, 2019
The Verge How Pebble smartwatches are getting a second life
The crowdfunded Pebble smartwatch officially died last June, but a group of dedicated Pebble fans are giving Pebbles second lives, as detailed in this great article on iFixit that you shou...
12:15 am - Sat, October 19, 2019
The Verge Salesforce CEO hates Section 230, but his lawyers sure dont
Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, an outspoken tech industry figure who is apparently not afraid to criticize other business leaders, spent...
09:40 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Motorola may add flashy Moto E6 Play to its budget lineup, according to leaked renders
Image: Mobielkopen Motorola’s Moto E6 line is all about compromises for the sake of affordability. As a budget Android handset, you’re sacrificing high-end features, build quality, a...
09:20 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Kik Messenger will live on after Kik sells it to focus on cryptocurrency
Image: Kik Last month, Kik announced that it would be shutting down the once-popular Kik Messenger app to focus on selling its Kin cryptocurrency, and fighting an SEC battle about the Ki...
08:57 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge You can now subscribe to Twitch streamers on iOS, if you pay the Apple tax
You can now subscribe to your favorite streamers from your iOS device, provided you have an iOS device and have updated the Twitch app. Truly we are living in the future. Twitch announced...
08:25 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Blizzard is banning people in its Hearthstone Twitch chat for pro-Hong Kong statements
In February, Blizzard announced a new Hearthstone e-sports program, called the Masters Tour, to pit the game’s best players against each other for a chance to win the acclaim of the inte...
07:45 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge AOC and Ted Cruz call out Apple for dropping Hong Kong app in joint letter
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images In two letters, a bipartisan group of lawmakers sharply criticized Apple and Blizzard over their recent actions in China. “Strong concern” over A...
07:36 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Wings delivery drones take flight for the first time in Virginia
Wing’s drone delivery service is now live in Virginia. The Alphabet subsidiary is now delivering snacks and health care products to residents of Christiansburg, Virginia, after receiving...
07:23 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Theres a new Banana Phone, and it can play Bananaphone
It’s new tech season. New iPhones, new Pixels, new Surface devices, new Echos... and a new Banana Phone. Now, before I tell you more about the biggest tech gadget of 2019, I want to be ...
07:10 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Google cant even get full RCS support for the Pixel 4
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google’s Pixel 4 won’t launch with support for RCS messaging on some of the biggest US networks. Verizon and T-Mobile both said on Twitter that the ...
07:06 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Netflixs Living With Yourself fuses sitcom humor with high-tech anxiety
Photo: Eric Liebowitz / Netflix Netflix’s Living with Yourself, which launches on October 18th, is in many ways a standard sitcom. Ant-Man’s Paul Rudd stars as Miles Eliot, a man who...
06:49 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Disneys three-hour Disney trailer proves that all those movies it tweeted are real
Disney’s massive 600-plus tweet thread announcing which titles would be available to stream on Disney+ in the US come launch day was mostly met with a rousing chorus of, “that’s not ...
06:06 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Harley-Davidson resumes production of first electric motorcycle after charging issue
Harley-Davidson has restarted production and deliveries of LiveWire, its first electric motorcycle, after resolving an issue with the bike’s charging technology that was discovered last ...
05:43 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Trump just got fact-checked from space, again
Vice President Pence, President Trump, and Ivanka Trump talk to astronauts during a spacewalk | NASA Livestream Today, President Trump took a few moments out of his day to speak with NAS...
05:30 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Boeing reportedly misled FAA about safety of its grounded 737 Max jets
Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images Instant messages from 2016 suggest that Boeing may have misled the Federal Aviation Administration about a controversial safety system of its grounded 7...
05:06 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Imgur wont support Reddits NSFW communities anymore because they put its business at risk
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In a blog post published earlier this week, image-sharing site Imgur wrote that it won’t display any content from Reddit’s NSFW communities on...
05:01 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge It was a learning curve for everyone: Robert Eggers on The Lighthouses tech experiments
Photo: A24 Robert Eggers’ new black-and-white arthouse drama The Lighthouse is the kind of film that’s just about impossible for a studio to market. It’s nominally a horror film, s...
04:31 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Latest macOS Catalina beta hints at new 16-inch MacBook Pro
Image: MacGeneration Rumors have been circulating for months that Apple is readying a new, 16-inch MacBook Pro model — some reports claiming as early as this year — and we might have...
04:08 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Heres how Google Pixel Buds 2 and its wireless earbud competition actually look in your ear
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Google announced a new version of its two-year-old Pixel Buds headphones on Tuesday, alongside the new Pixel 4 phone. The Pixel Buds 2 are smaller and li...
03:37 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Before HBOs Watchmen, stream V for Vendetta, the best Alan Moore adaptation
Photo: Warner Bros. There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching....
02:17 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Vergecast: Pixel 4 hands-on and Mark Zuckerbergs speech on free speech
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge There are two big things we need to talk about today: Google’s new gadgets and Mark Zuckerberg’s remarks on free speech. So this week on The Vergeca...
01:40 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Ikeas Fyrtur smart blinds start to arrive in the US, but only in retail stores
Photo by Thomas Ricker / The Verge Ikea’s new Fyrtur smart blinds are finally making their way to the US after a delay earlier this year, but they only seem to be available in retail l...
01:40 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge The Hydrogen One is now only $645, which is $645 more than you should spend on it
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Nearly a year after launch, RED has dropped the price on its Hydrogen One smartphone to $645 — a price that is still too expensive for what ...
01:00 pm - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Nintendos Ring Fit Adventure has the perfect party games for when youre slightly drunk
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure, the spiritual successor to the Wii Fit that launches today for the Switch, is a genuinely fun way to work up ...
11:00 am - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Watch two NASA astronauts conduct the first all-female spacewalk in history
This morning, two of NASA’s astronauts will make history when they don their space suits and leave the confines of the International Space Station for a 6.5-hour spacewalk. That’s beca...
10:58 am - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Luna Display turns your Mac into a secondary display for your other Mac
Luna Display, the solution that lets you use an iPad as a secondary display for your Mac, now works Mac to Mac. Announcing the new functionality in a blog post, Luna Display says that the ...
10:45 am - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Samsung says fingerprint security fix is coming as early as next week
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Samsung says that it plans to release a patch for its phones’ in-display fingerprint sensors as early as next week, after reports emerged th...
10:00 am - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge What Mark Zuckerbergs big talk about free speech left out
All week, we’ve been talking here about a central debate in our reckoning over big tech platforms and their power: what should stay up on the internet, and what should come down. The dis...
09:56 am - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Apple rumored to launch new AirPods Pro headphones at end of October
Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge Apple has long been rumored to be working on a new pair of noise-cancelling AirPods. Bloomberg originally reported they would arrive in 2019, and then rev...
08:49 am - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge OnePlus 8 Pro will swap the pop-up camera for a hole-punch, leak claims
Image: 91Mobiles / @OnLeaks A new leak says that OnePlus could replace the pop-up selfie camera used by the OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T Pro with a hole-punch notch in the OnePlus 8 Pro. The lea...
07:00 am - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge OnePlus 7T Pro review: small updates make a great phone slightly better
Although you’ll find many of them on the cheaper OnePlus 7T Continue reading… ...
12:53 am - Fri, October 18, 2019
The Verge Does praying burn calories? Heres the popes $110 e-rosary
The Vatican continues to take great pains to bring Catholic faith into the modern era, and this week it’s transforming the faithful rosary — adapting today’s popular fitness tracker ...
10:25 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Motorola teases its foldable RAZR phone reveal for November 13th
We heard early this year that Motorola would be bringing back its iconic RAZR handset as a pricy smartphone with a vertically folding screen, and in February the company confirmed it was w...
10:06 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Some of the UKs phone number infrastructure relies on Yahoo Groups, which is shutting down
Image: Yahoo Yahoo Groups is about to shut down, and it’s taking a lot of the old web with it. All content that had been posted there will be deleted by mid-December, and although it w...
10:03 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Google Maps on iOS will soon let you report speed traps and traffic slowdowns
Photo: Chris Welch / The Verge Since 2018, Google has slowly added ways to report incidents on the road like accidents, road closures, and traffic slowdowns — something made popular by...
09:16 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Californias earthquake warning app: how it works and what comes next
Berkeley Seismological Laboratory Seconds before an earthquake hits anywhere in California, people nearby will now get a warning on their smartphones to duck and cover. The first state-w...
08:53 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge The Switch turns Overwatch into a great second-screen game
Overwatch has finally made its way to the Nintendo Switch, fulfilling the endless requests from me that Blizzard port its popular team shooter to Nintendo’s portable console. It’s not...
08:29 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Yahoo will give you an extra week to post on Yahoo Groups, says it will listen to feedback
If you were saddened to hear that you will no longer be able to post to Yahoo Groups starting next week, cheer up — you’ve now got an extra week to post. Yahoo’s plan to largely shut...
08:14 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ditches loot boxes for a battle pass
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is just days away from its October 25th release date, and Activision has finally announced how it’ll be running the in-game economy for the upcoming shooter....
07:26 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Newegg leaks Nvidias brand-new Shield TV streaming... tube
Nvidia can’t be very happy with its online retail partners today. After Amazon leaked every detail about the upcoming Shield TV Pro, Newegg has now spoiled the reveal of a seemingly more...
07:06 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Reddit-born engineering group buys leftovers of failed hyperloop startup Arrivo
Image: rLoop Reddit-born hyperloop and engineering collective rLoop has bought the intellectual property of Arrivo, a fellow hyperloop startup that went out of business last December, Th...
06:45 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Mark Zuckerberg took on China in a speech defending free expression
In a speech at Georgetown University on Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg laid out Facebook’s approach to moderation in terms of an ongoing commitment to free expression — and in one particula...
06:39 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Mark Zuckerberg on lies in political ads: I dont think its right for a private company to censor politicians
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge Mark Zuckerberg defended Facebook’s policy of letting politicians lie in political ads — along with free speech more broadly — in a speech...
06:35 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Razers Blade 15 Studio Edition is now available, with a whopping 16GB of graphics memory
Image: Razer Razer’s new Blade 15 Studio Edition laptop is now available in the US and Canada. Its design fits right into the company’s lineup of gaming-focused laptops, but this one...
06:28 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Googles Rick Osterloh shows off new Pixel and Nest hardware on The Vergecast
On Tuesday, Google held their annual hardware event in New York City to announce all their upcoming products under the Pixel and Nest line. Vergecast hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn atte...
06:25 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Googles Pixel 4 face unlock has one major privacy weakness
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google came up with its own face unlock system for the Pixel 4 and 4 XL using those advanced sensors in the phone’s top bezel. The technology behind i...
05:41 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Juul suspends sale of fruity flavor pods
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Thursday, e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs announced that it would be suspending the sale of all fruity flavored vape pods until the products...
05:34 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge PSA: Todays the day to cancel Apple Arcade without getting charged
If you signed up for a free trial for Apple Arcade when it launched on September 19th, that trial runs out tomorrow, so you might think about canceling your subscription today if you don...
05:29 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Meetup apologizes for confusion, but will continue testing paid RSVPs
Image: Meetup Meetup’s CEO has apologized for “confusion” after the event organization platform faced backlash for testing a fee to RSVP to events. David Siegel, the company’s CE...
05:19 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Studio Ghibli movies will stream exclusively on HBO Max
The entire Studio Ghibli catalog, including award-winning and beloved animated titles like My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Spirited Away, will stream exclusively on HBO ...
05:18 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge GM still plans to sell Lordstown plant to EV startup after UAW strike
Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images General Motors has reached an agreement with the United Auto Workers to end a month-long strike, and the automaker’s idling manufacturing facility in...
05:09 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Save $24 on the new Nintendo Switch with improved battery life
Image: Nintendo Nintendo’s new, slightly improved Switch console has vastly improved battery life over the original model. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading to this version, or...
04:49 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Zombieland: Double Tap is a shambling, half-revived mess of a sequel
Photo: Columbia Pictures Putting aside the monstrous thirst for flesh, a zombie is essentially halfway between a living human and a rotting corpse, animated but staggering around without...
04:35 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Swagtron introduces three new vintage-style electric cruisers
Swagtron is expanding its lineup of affordable electric bikes with three new models: the EB9, EB10, and EB11. All three bikes are in the classic cruiser style, with upright U-shaped handle...
04:33 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Nvidia Shield TV Pro leaked on Amazon with Dolby Vision and even faster performance
The fan-favorite Nvidia Shield TV streaming box is getting a new refresh soon in the form of the Nvidia Shield TV Pro, which will bring a faster Tegra X1+ processor and a new remote, accor...
03:43 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Intel pledges to release data on race and gender pay gap
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Intel will voluntarily publish detailed pay data with information on race and gender, the company told Bloomberg in an announcement today. Sets I...
03:28 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Save on fast-charging USB-C wall adapters, Google Pixel 4 preorders, and more
Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge A few fast-charging USB-C wall adapters are more affordable than usual today at Amazon. We’ve featured RavPower’s space-conscious 45W GaN USB-C charge...
03:14 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge A closer look at the XC40 Recharge, Volvos first electric car
The XC40 Recharge won’t blow people away or engender rapturous headlines like the Tesla Model 3 or the Porsche Taycan, but it may actually have more to say Continue reading&he...
02:49 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Samsung to patch the Galaxy S10s fingerprint sensor over screen protector concerns
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Earlier this week, a report published in The Sun claimed that the Samsung Galaxy S10’s in-display fingerprint sensor has a security flaw. Ap...
02:43 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is boldly bonkers
Photo: Walt Disney Studios In retrospect, cinephiles didn’t fully appreciate what they had with 2014’s Maleficent, a live-action retelling of a Disney animated classic that actually ...
01:00 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Pokmon Sword and Shields opening is a mix of nostalgia and innovation
Image: Game Freak / Nintendo If you’ve never played a Pokémon game before, you’d be forgiven for thinking the opening 30 minutes or so of the series’ latest installments, Sword an...
12:00 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Arlos Video Doorbell shows both faces and packages
Oh look, Arlo’s doorbell now has a camera. | Image: Arlo Netgear’s Arlo has done the obvious thing and put a camera into its doorbell, something the maker of security cameras somehow...
12:00 pm - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Ring Fit Adventure review: two weeks with Nintendos charming exercise RPG
Can XP and battles make fitness more fun? Continue reading… ...
11:30 am - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Google keeps adding Pixel features it claimed it didnt need
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge With the Pixel 4, Google has finally added a second lens to the back of its phones. Speaking onstage at yesterday’s launch event, Google Research’s ...
11:00 am - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Ron Wyden wants Facebook to mind your own business with new privacy bill
Photo by Erin Schaff for The Verge On Thursday, tech hawk Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced a sweeping new data privacy bill aimed at forcing tech platforms to mind their own business and...
10:00 am - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Congresss focus on content moderation has distracted it from the larger problem
Google Global Head of Intellectual Property Policy Katherine Oyama listens during a hearing with the House Communications and Technology and House Commerce Subcommittees on Capitol Hill on ...
04:00 am - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Master & Dynamics new MW07 Plus earbuds boast improved battery life and active noise cancellation
Plus, there’s a new less expensive option that’s only slightly dialed down in terms of capabilities Continue reading… ...
01:00 am - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Apples iOS 13 is running on 50 percent of all iPhones after three weeks
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple’s iOS 13 update may have been riddled with bugs over the course of its first few weeks post-release, but that hasn’t had a meaningfu...
12:37 am - Thu, October 17, 2019
The Verge Googles Stadia wireless controller wont be very wireless at launch
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge You’ll probably be plugging in Google’s wireless Stadia controller when the cloud gaming service launches on November 19th. While it’ll work wirel...
10:53 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Netflix says Stranger Things third season is record-breaking, but what does that mean?
There’s no question that Stranger Things is one of Netflix’s most popular shows, but we have to question whether it’s as record-breaking as Netflix claims. The company reported in it...
09:50 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge The UK porn block is finally dead
Graphic by James Bareham / The Verge The United Kingdom has finally scrapped a plan to require age verification for accessing porn online, following years of tortuous debate and setbacks...
09:48 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Hey, Lady Gaga, lemme explain Ninja to you
Hey, Lady Gaga! You’ve asked a great question — who is Ninja, really? — and I’m here to explain in a blog post, because that’s how the content sausage gets made, baby. (I am not ...
09:46 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge This live stream of a whale skeleton getting eaten is metal as hell
An ocean exploration team just discovered a whale skeleton on the seafloor, and it’s live-streaming the bone-eating worms and other critters gnawing away at what’s left of the carcass....
09:16 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Yahoo will delete all Yahoo Groups content on December 14th
Image: Yahoo Yahoo Groups, like much of Yahoo, are a relic of a previous internet age. Although they aren’t widely used now, groups once served as a watering hole for discussion on won...
08:41 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Lawmaker who helps fund NASA questions the agencys need to get to the Moon by 2024
An influential member of Congress has expressed doubt over NASA’s ambitious plans to put humans on the Moon by 2024, arguing that 2028 might be a safer time frame for the next lunar land...
08:32 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Netflix wont shy away from taking bold swings as streaming competition heats up
Ore Huiying/Getty Images It turns out Stranger Things isn’t just a popular show, but a key player in Netflix’s growth. Netflix bounced back from a disastrous second quarter, adding ...
07:49 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge How to check which version of Chrome OS youre running
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge I recently picked up a Chromebook that hadn’t been used for a while in order to try out a relatively new Chrome OS feature: virtual desktops. But when...
07:15 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge The creators ofBillionsare making a TV show about Uber
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge The story of Uber’s messy, meteoric transformation from tech startup to dominant player in the global transportation industry is being develop...
07:03 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Mark Zuckerberg is delivering a free speech manifesto tomorrow
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will deliver an “unfiltered take” on freedom of speech tomorrow via live Facebook video. “I’ve been writing a...
07:01 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Gemini Man is a cinematic throwback, but it may be the future of blockbusters, too
Photo by Ben Rothstein / Paramount Pictures Around halfway through the new Ang Lee science fiction / action thriller Gemini Man, super-assassin Henry Brogan (Will Smith) learns some deta...
06:48 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Google reportedly wont sell Pixel 4 in India due to Motion Sense radar spectrum issues
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg Google’s recently announced Pixel 4 is reportedly skipping out on a launch in India — one of the largest phone markets in the world — due to a spec...
06:30 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Skydio has a motorized charging box to make its self-flying drone truly autonomous
Skydio makes one of the most incredible drones on the market, and while we haven’t gotten to review the new Skydio 2 yet, the tiny California startup is already setting its ambitions hig...
06:08 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Primavera Sound festival switches to mobile-only tickets to combat bots and scalping
Image: Rolf Klatt Popular Barcelona festival Primavera Sound has become the first major music festival to completely ditch paper tickets in favor of mobile-only ticketing, as reported by...
05:56 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Blizzard bans three college Hearthstone players for Hong Kong protest sign
Blizzard has suspended three college Hearthstone players for six months after they held up a sign that read “Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizz” while participating in an official competiti...
05:54 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Ever buy an AMD FX eight-core CPU in California? You may be owed up to $300
Live in California? Or, perhaps, do you buy computer processors directly from AMD.com? Did you ever pay for an AMD FX-8120, 8150, 8320, 8350, 8370, 9370, or 9590 processor? If so, you can ...
05:39 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Volvo unveils its first fully electric car and a bold pledge to go carbon-neutral
Image: Volvo ‘With concrete actions, more than symbolic pledges, maybe we can bring sustainability.’ Continue reading… ...
05:37 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge The FCC has voted to approve the T-Mobile-Sprint merger
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission formally approved the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, an FCC official told The Verge. The ...
04:56 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Google Clips is dead
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Google may have introduced a lot of new Pixel camera tech at its 2019 fall hardware event this week, but it quietly retired a camera product as well: t...
04:43 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Feds arrest hundreds in takedown of massive child porn operation
A United States grand jury has indicted the alleged operator of a massive child pornography website, as law enforcement arrested hundreds more in a global crackdown. More than 300 arrested...
04:21 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Libra keyboard design will be changed to avoid Brydge patent, creator says
The Libra keyboard connected to an iPad Pro. | Photo: Sam Byford / The Verge The team behind the Libra keyboard says it will change the product’s hinge design to avoid a patent owned b...
04:00 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Hulu is giving customers much more control over its recommendations
Image: Hulu Not long after rolling out a long-awaited feature (offline downloads), Hulu is today announcing a slew of improvements to the experience of actually using Hulu. First up, it...
03:38 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge How Apple Arcade mystery Tangle Tower was translated into more than a dozen languages
When Apple Arcade launched last month, it included a lineup of more than 70 games, with a number of standout hits like Card of Darkness and Sayonara Wild Hearts. For players, it was a grea...
03:32 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Twitch CEO Emmett Shear on how moderation creates communities
Twitch is bigger than it’s ever been, and here’s how it’s going to change Continue reading… ...
03:21 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Phone-based VR is officially over
Mobile virtual reality headsets helped millions of people try out VR, but as of yesterday, they’re all but officially a thing of the past. Oculus CTO John Carmack offered a “eulogy” ...
03:07 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge How to trade in your old Pixel phone
Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge If you want to buy the Google Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL without paying full price, trading in your old Pixel is a smart way to do that. But to get the most va...
03:00 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Analogue Pocket is a gorgeous, modern handheld for playing your old Game Boy games
Analogue is known for creating sleek and modern takes on classic video game consoles, and now it’s moving into the world of portables. Today, the company announced the Analogue Pocket, w...
03:00 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge How the Pixelbook Go compares to other Chromebooks
After two years without releasing a new laptop, Google has finally announced the Pixelbook Go, a 13.3-inch Chromebook that starts at $649. Based on my colleague Dieter Bohn’s hands-on, i...
02:30 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Motorolas Moto G8 Plus leaks with triple rear cameras and a 4,000mAh battery
Image: WinFuture Images and details about Motorola’s unannounced Moto G8 Plus have leaked online, giving us a hint of what to expect from the budget device. WinFuture reports that the ...
02:22 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge How much will it take for these new giant pokmon to crush me?
Pokémon Sword and Shield are upping their big boi quota with new Gigantamax forms. Pikachu, Eevee, Charizard, Meowth, and Butterfree have been supersized with special abilities to suit pl...
02:16 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Virgin Galactic shows off the suits its customers will wear during joyrides to space
Photo by Steven Counts / Virgin Galactic This morning, space tourism venture Virgin Galactic showed off a line of custom Under Armour-designed flight suits that the company’s customers...
02:00 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Come see The Interface live in San Francisco
The Interface is hosting its first live event on October 22nd at Manny’s in San Francisco. Verge Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton will be speaking to misinformation researcher Renee Di...
02:00 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Giphy Arcade lets you play, create, and share mini-games on the web as if they were GIFs
Image: Giphy Giphy today announced the launch of Giphy Arcade, a gaming platform designed to let people play, create, and share mini web games as easily as they would animated GIFs. The...
01:42 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Nest is getting ready for the smart homes Cambridge Analytica moment
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge For years, home automation tech has been a nightmare for security and privacy. Security pros love doing smart home hack demos — often flicking lights ...
01:33 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Fortnite is exciting again
Image: Epic Games Fortnite has proved once again that it’s one of the most boundary-pushing video games out there. Following a shocking gamble that saw the game pulled offline for near...
12:53 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Bose is now visiting customers at home to figure out QC35II noise cancellation problems
Image: Bose A few months ago, some owners of Bose’s Quiet Comfort 35 II noise-canceling headphones complained that recent firmware updates had degraded the effectiveness of that noise ...
12:00 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Can the Pixel 4 win back Googles camera crown?
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge After Apple’s iPhone 11 event, I noted that while the company was catching up on features like ultrawide and night mode, it was unclear whether it’d...
12:00 pm - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Youll need to eat Taco Bell to get Microsofts Xbox Elite 2 controller early
Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Microsoft is teaming up with Taco Bell once again to launch a limited edition Xbox One X console. The software giant unveiled a similar console last year ...
10:00 am - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Why social networks keep tripping over their own content moderation policies
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images Our first-ever live event takes place in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 22nd: I’ll be talking with the brilliant disinformation researcher Renee DiR...
09:00 am - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Uber is adding electric mopeds to its app in Paris
Uber is adding electric mopeds to its app in Paris. Starting next month, 4,000 mopeds operated by French startup Cityscoot will be available to book and pay for directly in the Uber app. T...
02:53 am - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Most Democrats refuse to back Elizabeth Warrens big tech break up plan on the debate stage
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images After six debates, the 2020 Democratic candidates addressed whether they would break up big tech companies like Facebook and Google, if they were e...
02:00 am - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Why it took a decade for Riot to follow League of Legends with a new game
Illustrations by Alex Castro / The Verge A decade after League of Legends first debuted, Riot Games is finally ready to announce its next release — or releases, as it turns out. At its...
02:00 am - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge League of Legends expands with animated series, fighting game, and more
Arcane. The universe of League of Legends is about to get a whole lot bigger. The wildly popular PC strategy game has been a hit since it debuted back in 2009, but until now it’s also ...
01:37 am - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Riot teases Project A, a character-based tactical shooter
Riot Games is expanding beyond the world of League of Legends. Today, the developer announced a new title currently dubbed “Project A,” which it describes as “a stylish, competitive,...
01:20 am - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge League of Legends is coming to mobile and console
Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images One of the biggest PC games in the world is finally coming to other platforms. At its 10th anniversary cele...
01:11 am - Wed, October 16, 2019
The Verge Democrats just had a real debate about automation on stage
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images During Tuesday’s 2020 Democratic debate, candidates from Andrew Yang to Elizabeth Warren were forced to address how they would support workers whose j...
11:14 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge You cant use the Pixelbook Pen with the Pixelbook Go
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Today, Google announced the Pixelbook Go, its first new laptop in two years. It starts at a modest $649, which is cheaper than the $999 Pixelbook, but ...
10:43 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Uber, Spin, and Lime scooters are now legal in San Francisco, but Skip is out
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge San Francisco announced recently that it was expanding its permit program to include Uber’s Jump, Ford’s Spin, and Lime — companies that pr...
10:34 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge NASA unveils future Moon spacesuits that should be ready by 2024
Photo by Loren Grush / The Verge Today, NASA unveiled its designs for future spacesuits that astronauts will wear during trips to the lunar surface. The suits are still in development, b...
10:30 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Google Pixel 4, Pixel 3 or Pixel 3A: Should you upgrade?
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google’s Pixel 4 and 4 XL are here at last, after a mountain of leaks. Preorders are beginning today, and the actual phones ship in just over a week. ...
10:29 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Meetup wants to charge users $2 just to RSVP for events and some are furious
Image: Meetup Meetup, an online platform that lets you find events and meet people offline that have similar interests, has announced it is testing out a new payment structure that will ...
09:57 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Politicians arent entirely above the rules, Twitter says
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Democrats have been tearing into Facebook and Twitter’s content and ads policies for days, focusing on rules that leave room for inaccurate or a...
09:50 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Instagrams latest security feature lets you better manage third-party app permissions
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Instagram has added a new feature for users to control the data they’re sharing with third-party apps. In the tab of its ever-growing hamburger ...
09:12 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge New computer model predicts where Ebola might strike next
Photo by Patrick Meinhardt / AFP / Getty Images Predicting where Ebola might strike next could become easier, thanks to a new computer model. The model tracks how changes in the environm...
07:40 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Sony is launching its 360-degree audio format this fall
Amazon’s upcoming Echo Studio, which will support 360 Reality Audio. | Dan Seifert / The Verge Sony has announced that its new 360 Reality Audio technology will launch in late fall wit...
07:02 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Chromebook 101: How to change your Chrome OS channels and get unreleased features
You might not know it from glancing at a Chromebook, but Google’s Chrome OS is in a constant state of evolution. The operating system receives minor updates every two to three weeks and ...
06:59 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Google to revamp Nest Aware with simpler pricing and new features
Google announced today that it will be rolling out a new version of its Nest Aware subscription service starting in 2020, with simplified pricing and new features. Since 2015, Google has ...
06:39 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Harry Potter fans can spend $75 a year on a new subscription service
Warner Bros. For $74.99 a year (£59.99), Harry Potter fans can get a new video series, discounted merchandise, special events, and all seven books in the main series. The offering, from...
05:58 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Pixel 4 vs. iPhone 11 Pro: a first look at camera photo samples
Some sample images ahead of a full review Continue reading… ...
05:44 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Google is discontinuing the Daydream View VR headset, and the Pixel 4 wont support Daydream
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google has essentially abandoned its Daydream virtual reality platform. The company confirmed to The Verge that the new Pixel 4 phone won’t ...
05:34 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge The Pixel 4 doesnt include any headphones, or even a 3.5mm adapter in the box
The Pixel Buds that were included with the Pixel 3 are not included with the Pixel 4. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google’s latest phone, the Google Pixel 4, doesn’t...
05:33 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge How to buy the Google Pixel 4 and the 4 XL
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge A slew of new Google products is coming, with the new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL phones heading the list. If you’ve already got a Pixel phone and are in t...
05:29 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge YouTube gets alleged copyright troll to agree to stop trolling YouTubers
The Verge Alleged copyright troll Christopher Brady will no longer be able to issue false DMCA takedowns to other YouTubers, according to a lawsuit settlement filed today. Under the new...
04:00 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge OpenAIs AI-powered robot learned how to solve a Rubiks cube one-handed
Image: OpenAI Artificial intelligence research organization OpenAI has achieved a new milestone in its quest to build general purpose, self-learning robots. The group’s robotics divisi...
03:59 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Elizabeth Warren swears off major donations from Facebook, Google executives
Photo by Mario Tama / Getty Images Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign announced on Tuesday that it will no longer take large donations from executives working at big tech compani...
03:55 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Pixel Buds 2 hands-on: Google takes on the AirPods
I just spent a few minutes with the new Google Pixel Buds hardware — the $179 truly wireless earbuds aren’t shipping until Spring 2020, and the units at Google’s fall hardware event ...
03:41 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Google Pixel 4 buyers wont get unlimited photo uploads at original quality
Image: Google The Pixel 4 and 4 XL will launch without one of the original great reasons for owning a Pixel phone: free unlimited photo backups to Google Photos at full resolution. Googl...
03:30 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Googles Project Soli: the tech behind Pixel 4s Motion Sense radar
Why does a phone need radar? Continue reading… ...
03:13 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge How Googles Pixel 4 compares to other popular flagship phones
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google has announced the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, joining the ranks will all the other 2019 flagship phones. If you’ve been following along with the nu...
03:06 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Google improves the Pixel 4 camera with Live HDR and more
Google showed off some new camera features on the Pixel 4 today at its annual hardware event, focusing on improvements to its Live HDR and Night Sight mode. The back of the Pixel 4 houses ...
03:05 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge The biggest announcements from Googles 2019 Pixel event
Google’s big 2019 hardware event has concluded. The company announced a bunch of products, including the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, new Pixel Buds, Stadia, Nest Wifi, Nest Mini, and Pixelbo...
03:02 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Pixel 4 Recorder app can transcribe speech in real time without an internet connection
Google is debuting a new voice recorder app on the Pixel 4, and it has some features that very much set it apart from traditional recorder apps. The app, simply called Recorder, also has t...
03:00 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Googles new Nest Mini has better controls, similar sound, and the same price
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg Google has updated the Google Home Mini, creating a new version that looks identical but has a few new features and a new name: the Nest Mini. That’s p...
02:10 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge The biggest announcements, live from Googles 2019 Pixel event
Google’s big 2019 hardware event is underway. The company started things off by announcing a release date for Google Stadia and sharing details about its new Pixel Buds. Based on rumors,...
02:09 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Googles Stadia cloud gaming service will launch on November 19th
Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service is right around the corner, and we know nearly everything we need to know about its launch — except when in November it’ll go live for the first ...
02:00 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Beats announces Solo Pro on-ear headphones with noise cancellation
Think of them as the Solo 4 Wireless Continue reading… ...
01:42 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Twitter is thinking about how tweets can become more ephemeral
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter’s head of product Kayvon Beykpour sat down recently with The Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton fo...
01:27 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Live from Googles Pixel 4 event
Plus the Pixelbook Go, Nest products, and maybe new earbuds Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Remote-controlled scooters are coming, and Tortoise is (slowly) leading the charge
You may have noticed that scooter companies typically have short names — usually around four or five letters — that are meant to invoke feelings of flying or zooming across an urban la...
01:00 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge The Apple TV app is coming to Roku devices today
Image: Roku With Apple TV Plus set to arrive next month, Apple is making sure Roku owners will be ready to stream its original programming. Today, the Apple TV app is launching for Roku ...
01:00 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Gita, the cargo robot from the makers of Vespa, is going on sale for $3,250
Piaggio Fast Forward, Vespa’s innovation lab, is launching its first consumer product: the Gita. The little spherical robot is meant to trail people on the go, carrying up to 40 pounds o...
12:36 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Walmart begins direct-to-fridge delivery service for 1 million US customers
Video source: Walmart First announced back in June, Walmart’s InHome Delivery service is now available for over 1 million customers in Kansas City, Missouri; Kansas City, Kansas; Pitts...
12:16 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Good Samaritan notifies owner of lost wallet via message hidden in bank deposits
Photo Illustration by Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images If you’ve ever lost a bank card, you know that one of the first things you do after it happens is check yo...
12:00 pm - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Facebooks new Portal has a refined design but familiar limitations
It’s a better Portal, but it’s still a Portal Continue reading… ...
11:38 am - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Hands-on with Microsofts xCloud game streaming service
Microsoft’s xCloud preview | Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Microsoft has started publicly testing its new Project xCloud game streaming service, allowing Xbox players the US, UK, and...
11:00 am - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Can Google finally get serious enough to take on the iPhone with the Pixel 4?
Image: Evleaks via Twitter Google is launching the Pixel 4 today — at least, it’s launching it more officially than the teasers it coyly tweeted before leaks took all the wind out of...
10:00 am - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge How to watch the Google Pixel 4 event
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge October is the month that major technology companies introduce their latest and (they hope) greatest devices. We’ve already heard from Apple, Sa...
10:00 am - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Facebooks decision to allow lies in political ads is coming back to haunt it
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Welcome new subscribers! Today we celebrate The Interface’s second birthday. For two years now, we’ve done our best to bring you the day’s ...
09:42 am - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Fortnites black hole has closed, and Chapter 2 is finally here
For two years now, Fortnite’s ever-changing battle royale island has been a place where millions of people gather to play. Over that time it’s grown and become increasingly dense, laye...
09:30 am - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Realmes X2 Pro has a 90Hz screen andSnapdragon 855 Plus for under $400
Realme has made a major splash in 2019 with a series of impressively low-priced devices, but now the company is releasing its first phone that could seriously be described as high-end. The...
08:52 am - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Atari VCSs former architect returns to Kickstarter with new boardgame tablet
Rob Wyatt, the system architect of the original Xbox, has launched a new Kickstarter for the Gameboard-1, a 16-inch by 16-inch tablet designed for tabletop gaming. Wyatt launched the campa...
12:16 am - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge Netgear is releasing a new Orbi mesh Wi-Fi system with a cool, boxy design
Image: Netgear Many of Netgear’s Orbi Wi-Fi routers seem to look like strange oval towers, but its newest mesh router system has a newer, boxier, and much more interesting design. Chec...
12:02 am - Tue, October 15, 2019
The Verge AMC Theaters will launch its own service for renting and buying digital films
AMC Theaters, the largest movie theater chain in the US, is launching an on-demand video service, according to The New York Times. The service will let customers rent or buy movies, much i...
11:52 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Pornhub removes Girls Do Porn, finally drawing a line at sex trafficking charges
Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic When 22 women sued independent label Girls Do Porn in June for allegedly manipulating them into performing sex acts for a global audience, it wasn’t en...
10:02 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Libra Association announces new board members after recent departures
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge In Geneva on Monday, the remaining members of the Libra Association held their inaugural meeting, bringing together executives from more than 20 ...
10:00 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Libra keyboard creator says its in talks with Brydge over lawsuit, but Brydge says thats not true
The Libra keyboard attached to an iPad Pro. | Photo: Sam Byford / The Verge The maker of the Libra keyboard has told multiple Kickstarter backers that it’s “actively communicating”...
09:56 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Apples Tencent privacy controversy is more complicated than it looks
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Late last week, privacy advocates warned that Apple was sending iOS user data to Chinese company Tencent, an alarming development for anyone who h...
09:46 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Fortnite made hundreds of thousands of people watch nothing on Twitch
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Fortnite’s black hole hasn’t gone anywhere, and it feels like everyone’s getting weird with it. Twitch itself is even getting in on the oddi...
09:09 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Instagrams algorithm believes I might enjoy these teeth
At any given time, my Instagram Explore page offers me a mix of tattoo posts, fashion, memes, and the occasional micro-influencer. It’s trained to serve my interests based on data like p...
08:44 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Democrats are striking back against Facebooks ads policies
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Over the weekend, Facebook ended up doing exactly what it didn’t want to do: openly feud with a presidential candidate on Twitter. The fight be...
08:25 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge This band is selling custom T-shirts based on your Spotify habits
Image: Sony Music British band Bring Me the Horizon has launched a new merch line with a twist: a dedicated website that serves up personalized T-shirts to people based on their Spotify ...
08:11 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Microsofts xCloud preview is now live in the US, UK, and Korea
Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge Microsoft is officially launching its Project xCloud preview today for Xbox users in the US, UK, and Korea. The software giant has started inviting people...
08:11 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Microsofts xCloud game streaming preview is now live
Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge Microsoft is officially launching its Project xCloud preview today for Xbox users in the US, UK, and Korea. The software giant has started inviting people...
08:06 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge YouTube Decade makes me yearn for the simpler days of Surprised Kitty
Image: rozzzafly (YouTube) Allow me to bring a little nostalgia and cuteness to your Monday. Ten years ago today, an all-time classic video was posted to YouTube: “Surprised Kitty,” ...
08:04 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Harley-Davidson stops electric motorcycle production due to charging problem
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Harley-Davidson has temporarily stopped making and shipping its first electric motorcycle, LiveWire, due to a problem with the bike’s charging equipm...
07:27 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Facebooks Libra Association has now lost a quarter of its original members
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge The news seems to be going from bad to worse for Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, as online travel company Booking Holdings has stepped away ...
07:20 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Pixel 4 is the most-leaked phone ever and weve organized them for you
Your last chance to catch up on the rumors Continue reading… ...
06:50 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Googles Nest Mini looks basically identical to original Home Mini in new leak
Image: WinFuture Google is expected to announce a follow-up to 2017’s Google Home Mini at tomorrow’s hardware event. In keeping with the decision to brand its smart home products und...
06:48 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Uber makes more cuts to self-driving and Eats teams
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber is making a third round of staff cuts this year, according to a company-wide email from CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, which was first reported by CN...
06:43 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Disney launch lineup: Every movie and TV show available to stream in the US on day one
Photo: Walt Disney Company Disney’s foray into an online streaming subscription service, Disney+, is set to launch globally on November 12th, and the company has released its full US l...
06:18 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Twitter suspended Carpe Donktum, prolific pro-Trump meme creator, for a copyright violation
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge One of President Donald Trump’s most prolific supporters and meme creators, known online as Carpe Donktum, was briefly suspended from Twitter Mo...
06:16 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge With more rocket launches comes more cleanup
Photo by Joe Raedle / Getty Images When two rockets crash-landed during test launches at a remote spaceport on Alaska’s Kodiak Island in 2018, the unspent fuel on board bled into the g...
06:02 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Leaked Fortnite Chapter 2 trailer provides a first glimpse at the new island
Fortnite has been down since Sunday’s season-ending event, which has left millions of players staring at a mysterious black hole while they wait for details about the new season. But an ...
05:46 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge With the apocalyptic black hole event, Fortnites storytelling has grown increasingly ambitious
Last night, I spent six hours staring at a black hole. The anomaly appeared on multiple screens surrounding me: it was on a TV playing a Twitch stream, on my Switch as I logged into Fortni...
05:44 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Faraday Future founder files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Photo by Ethan Miller / Getty Images Faraday Future’s founder and former CEO Jia Yueting has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware court in a bid to satisfy his myriad debts in C...
05:01 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Microsoft unveils Xbox content filters to stop the swears and toxicity
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Text-based filtering first, but voice filters are on the way Continue reading… ...
04:21 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Nvidias GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 graphics cards are cheaper than ever at Best Buy
Photo by Stefan Etienne / The Verge A few of Nvidia’s powerful, ray tracing-enabled desktop graphics cards are far cheaper than usual today at Best Buy. Nvidia’s Founders Edition var...
04:07 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Nvidias GeForce Now is starting to roll out on Android
In August, Nvidia said it would bring its GeForce Now game streaming service to Android phones, and now, that rollout has begun. GeForce Now is available for Android users in South Korea (...
04:00 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Google is releasing a USB-C Titan security key
Image: Google Last August, Google released its first two Titan security keys, which can be used as ultra secure methods of two-factor authentication for some online services over USB-A, ...
03:29 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Next year, newspacemissions will test technologies to fix busted satellites in orbit
An artistic rendering of Northrop Grumman’s MEV 1 satellite attached to Intelsat 901. | Image: Northrop Grumman / Space Logistics Services Next year, the long-held dream of repairing s...
02:37 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Joker mimics King of Comedy and Fight Club, but its a completely different kind of film
Photo by Niko Tavernise / Warner Bros. Director Todd Phillips has called Joker, his grimy reinterpretation of Batman’s iconic nemesis, “a way to sneak a real movie in the studio syst...
02:30 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Microsofts latest Surface Book 2 update fixes its dreaded Nvidia GPU bug
Surface Book 2. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Microsoft’s recent firmware updates for the Surface Book 2 seem to have fixed a big issue that, for the past few months, h...
02:02 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge OnePlus CEO explains why theres no 5G version of the 7T Pro
Photo by Jon Porter / The Verge Conspicuously absent from last week’s OnePlus 7T Pro announcement was any mention of a new 5G device from OnePlus. The company announced two versions of...
02:00 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge The Verge guide to Android
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Verge guide to Android is a comprehensive resource that will help you learn how to use your Android phone’s best features and further educat...
02:00 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Eeros latest router system is simple to use and less expensive than before
It’s not the fastest mesh system, but it’s one of the easiest to use Continue reading… ...
01:33 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Googles 2019 Pixel event: all of the rumors, news, and announcements
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Everything we know about Google’s new hardware Continue reading… ...
01:12 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Razers new Blade 15 Advanced has a clickier keyboard with deeper travel
Today, Razer is releasing a new iteration of its Blade 15 Advanced gaming laptop with a few tweaks. The most notable difference between this and the one released earlier in 2019 is the new...
01:00 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge The next Big Tech battleground is your ears
Samsung’s Galaxy Buds. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge One of the most interesting and fastest-moving areas of personal technology over the past few years hasn’t been s...
12:25 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Porsche prices its entry-level Taycan EV at just over $100,000
Image: Porsche Porsche has announced the third entry in its debut all-electric car lineup, the Taycan 4S, joining the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S that were announced last month. Although it...
12:00 pm - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Dells latest XPS 15 has a speedy processor and gorgeous display, but it isnt a slam dunk
OLED and Core i9 come with compromises Continue reading… ...
09:49 am - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Apples iPhone SE 2 will start at $399, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge In a new research report, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that prices for the rumored iPhone SE 2 will start at $399, MacRumors reports. Alongs...
08:30 am - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Samsung launches Android 10 beta for Galaxy S10 devices
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Samsung has released Android 10 in beta for Galaxy S10 devices, featuring a revamped version of the One UI software that it debuted earlier this year. ...
06:30 am - Mon, October 14, 2019
The Verge Google Doodle pays tribute to Joseph Plateau, who paved the way for cinema with the phenakistiscope
Today’s logo at Google.com has been replaced with an animation representing animation itself — a modern artist’s interpretation of the phenakistiscope, a spinning disc invented in 18...
08:36 pm - Sun, October 13, 2019
The Verge Fortnite has been down for hours as millions of players stare at a black hole
One of the biggest games in the world has been unplayable since this afternoon. Ahead of its next season — or possible a completely new chapter — Fortnite has gone down in just about e...
04:00 pm - Sun, October 13, 2019
The Verge How to automatically switch your iPhone from light to dark theme
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The most noticeable new feature with iOS 13 has been its dark theme, which paints a darker hue across the interface and in many apps. It’s a...
03:00 pm - Sun, October 13, 2019
The Verge Missed Messages is a powerful romance / horror game about communicating
Angela He It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that c...
08:20 pm - Sat, October 12, 2019
The Verge Bill Gates had a closer relationship with Jeffrey Epstein than he admitted, The New York Times reports
Photo by Ryan Manning / The Verge Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and chairman of its board until 2014, was among the powerful men who spent a meaningful amount of time with the ...
04:00 pm - Sat, October 12, 2019
The Verge Is the world ready for virtual graffiti?
Mark AR / Twitter Imagine a world that’s filled with invisible graffiti. Open an app, point your phone at a wall, and blank brick or cement becomes a canvas. Create art with digital sp...
02:00 pm - Sat, October 12, 2019
The Verge 9 new trailers you should watch this week
Image: Disney I got around to watching The Old Man & the Gun the other week, the newest film from A Ghost Story director David Lowery. The film stars Robert Redford as an older man w...
02:00 pm - Sat, October 12, 2019
The Verge This story about a billion dollar scam to build an undersea Arctic cable is wild
Photo: Bloomberg Businessweek Last year, the CEO of Quintillion, an Alaskan company trying to build a trans-Arctic undersea cable, was charged with wire fraud after forging contracts to ...
01:00 pm - Sat, October 12, 2019
The Verge Chromebook 101: how to customize your Chromebooks desktop
Chrome OS isn’t the most option-packed operating system around, but there are some things you can do to make your Chromebook’s desktop look and work the way you want. Ready? Customize ...
12:00 pm - Sat, October 12, 2019
The Verge Why macOS Catalina is breaking so many apps, and what to do about it
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple’s latest Mac update, macOS Catalina, was released earlier this week, and with it came a flurry of complications both minor and major. ...
01:05 am - Sat, October 12, 2019
The Verge The reflections in a pop stars eyes told a selfie stalker exactly how to find her
In September, a Japanese man was arrested for reportedly stalking a pop star and attacking and groping her at her home, according to Japanese news organization NHK. Allegedly, this man fou...
12:32 am - Sat, October 12, 2019
The Verge Blizzard breaks its silence on controversial suspension of pro Hong Kong Hearthstone player
Photo by Maik Boenisch/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Video game developer Blizzard Entertainment has finally broken its silence after banning a professional player of popula...
11:22 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Telegram must halt sale of its crypto token due to an SEC emergency restraining order
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The US Securities and Exchange Commission has formally instructed Telegram Group, the parent company of the Telegram encrypted messaging service, ...
11:03 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge El Camino adds no redemption to Breaking Bad, but ups the insight into Jesse Pinkman
Photo: Ben Rothstein / Netflix Writer-director Vince Gilligan brings an underlying confidence to nearly every moment of El Camino, the Breaking Bad sequel movie he made for Netflix. The ...
10:18 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Why so many companies bailed on Facebooks Libra project at once
Image: Facebook When Libra launched on June 18th, it seemed like an alarming new front in Facebook’s megalomaniacal expansion. Having captured billions of users and tens of billions of...
09:18 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Andy Rubin has left his own incubator but hes still in the building
Asa Mathat Andy Rubin used to be primarily known as the “father of Android,” but he’s also becoming known for leaving companies amid scandal — in this case Playground Global, the...
08:17 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Facebook sued over Calibras look-alike logo
Image: Calibra Over the summer, Facebook unveiled its Libra cryptocurrency and the Calibra subsidiary that would help manage it. Facebook also unveiled a logo for Calibra and, well, it l...
08:13 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Nomads Base Station Pro wireless charger looks to succeed where AirPower failed
Apple’s AirPower wireless charger was one of the company’s most high-profile failures ever, but in the wake of its cancellation, plenty of companies have been trying to swoop in to fil...
08:01 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Facebooks Libra Association crumbling as Mastercard, Stripe, and eBay exit
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Mastercard, eBay, and Stripe have all withdrawn from the Libra Association, dealing a major blow to Facebook’s plans for a distributed, global ...
08:01 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Facebooks Libra Association crumbling as Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, and others exit
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe, and Mercado Pago have all withdrawn from the Libra Association, dealing a major blow to Facebook’s plans for a ...
06:35 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Successions creator wrote one of the best Black Mirror episodes
Photo: Netflix There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each...
06:24 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Apple orders new entry in Band of Brothers TV series, stealing a top franchise from HBO
Apple has found the first TV series it’s going to produce in-house for its upcoming TV Plus streaming service: a third entry in Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman’s Band of...
06:02 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge You can now speak to Alexa in Spanish
Amazon is rolling out Multilingual mode to Alexa, which lets users in the US speak Spanish to their Alexa devices. Alexa will be able to respond to requests in either English or Spanish, b...
05:47 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Riot doesnt want League of Legends broadcasters discussing sensitive topics on the air
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Friday, Riot Games said that League of Legends broadcasters should “refrain” from discussing “sensitive topics” on the air, following a...
05:44 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Stratolaunch, which built the worlds largest plane, is changing ownership
The Stratolaunch plane on its first flight | Image: Stratolaunch Stratolaunch Systems — the aerospace company created by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen — is changing owners...
05:06 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge A deep dive into macOS Catalina, iPadOS, and the 2019 iPad
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Apple’s macOS Catalina update has arrived. Our review went up this week, and it’s time to talk about it on The Vergecast! On this week’s show, Nila...
03:49 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Ang Lee puts Will Smith through the digital wringer in the dizzying Gemini Man
Photo: Paramount Pictures It isn’t enough for Ang Lee to just make movies. Not anymore. At this point in his career, he apparently feels he has to push the boundaries of everything the...
03:32 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Save $50 on the Google Pixel 3A, Beats Powerbeats Pro, and more
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The Google Pixel 3A is already a great value for $399, but it’s currently $50 less than usual at a bunch of retailers. Google’s Pixel lineup isn’t...
03:31 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Both of Mixers founders have left the company
Mixer co-founders Matt Salsamendi and James J. Boehm both left the live streaming company over the past two weeks, at a time when the service is undergoing some of its biggest changes to d...
03:27 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge The evil-smartphone movie Jexi doesnt understand why people like technology
Photo: David Moir / Lionsgate The new evil-smartphone comedy Jexi is a desperate mockup of recognizable human behavior, but one key element rings truer than most Hollywood productions: c...
03:23 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Concrete Genie is a brief, heartwarming adventure with lots of magical painting
You probably haven’t seen a genie like the ones in Concrete Genie, a heartwarming adventure game that just launched on the PS4. The creatures aren’t all-powerful beings that pop out of...
03:22 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Porsche teams up with Boeing to build flying cars for rich people
Porsche and Boeing are teaming up to build luxury, electric-powered vertical takeoff and landing aircraft for rich people to fly above traffic-choked cities. They are the latest companies ...
02:52 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Google defends contributions to climate change-denying think tanks
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google makes “substantial” donations to climate change-denying Washington think tanks, according to a new report from The Guardian on Friday. ...
02:03 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Uber moves into on-demand grocery delivery with acquisition of Cornershop
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber is making moves into the highly competitive world of online grocery deliveries with the acquisition of a startup called Cornershop. The deal,...
02:00 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Asus ZenBook Pro Duo review: two-screen dream
Double trouble Continue reading… ...
01:56 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge You dont have to climb a ladder to change your Nest smoke detectors Wi-Fi anymore
Nest has given its app a much needed update: it finally lets you change the Wi-Fi information for Nest Protect smoke detectors. The update was spotted by Android Police. This feature doesn...
01:34 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Smart TVs are data-collecting machines, new study shows
Add smart TVs to the growing list of home appliances guilty of surveilling people’s movements. A new study from Princeton University shows internet-connected TVs, which allow people to s...
01:00 pm - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge What to expect from Googles Pixel 4 hardware event
Image: Google / @atn1988 Google’s annual fall hardware showcase is happening on Tuesday, October 15th, and we expect it to be a big one. The star of the show will almost certainly...
11:29 am - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Microsoft has put dedicated Office and emoji keys on its new keyboards
Microsoft’s new Bluetooth Keyboard | Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Microsoft’s latest keyboards now include dedicated Office and emoji keys. The software giant was previously exper...
10:34 am - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Go listen to Reply Alls exploration of the very real issue behind that feral hogs tweet
Photo by: Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images When the internet gets down to compiling its “Best Viral Tweets of 2019” list later this year, there’s a good chance that ...
09:17 am - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Sigmas tiny full-frame mirrorless camera is now available to preorder for $1,900
Image: Sigma The Sigma fp, which the company claims is the “world’s smallest and lightest” full-frame mirrorless camera, is now available to pre-order for $1,900 with a release dat...
07:43 am - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Windows 10s November 2019 update is now available to testers
Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 update will be called the November 2019 Update, and the final build is available now to Windows Insiders in the Release Preview Ring. The company has previo...
03:09 am - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Googles Pixelbook Go laptop leaks in extensive photos
9to5Google Ahead of Google’s big hardware event next week, 9to5Google has gotten access to what it claims is a prototype of the company’s new Chromebook, the Pixelbook Go. 9to5Google...
02:17 am - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Twitter releases new Catalyst app for macOS Catalina
Twitter’s stop-start history of Mac development entered a new era today with the release of yet another all-new app. The Twitter app is now available in the Mac App Store, but only for u...
01:06 am - Fri, October 11, 2019
The Verge Google Maps now helps visually impaired people cross the street and stay on course
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google Maps can now help visually impaired people get to their walking destinations more easily — by continually reminding them that they’...
11:55 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Elon Musk and NASA administrator claim SpaceX could fly its first crew in the first part of 2020
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine (L) and Elon Musk (R) at SpaceX’s uncrewed test flight in March | Image: NASA SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine reassured j...
11:43 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Amazons growth may be impossible to stop, argues this terrifying New Yorker profile
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is one of the wealthiest and most powerful corporations on the planet. But just how powerful is it, and how exactly did it get there in jus...
11:39 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Give your desk some Mac Pro cheese grater chic with this lookalike PC case
Image: Dune I think the new Mac Pro looks quite nice (yes, even if it does look like a giant cheese grater), but I don’t want (or need) to pay $5,999 just to have it sitting on my desk...
11:27 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Donald Trump joins Twitch, an Amazon-owned company
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge President Donald Trump has joined streaming service Twitch as part of his re-election strategy. Twitch is owned by Amazon, the company led by Jeff...
11:17 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Biden campaign wants Facebook and Twitter to remove misleading Trump ads, both refuse
Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images Joe Biden’s presidential campaign sent a letter to Twitter Wednesday, asking that the platform reject any political ads placed by Donald Trump’s ree...
09:55 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge GitHub CEO discussed evolving position on China in private all-hands meeting
Photo Illustration by Chesnot/Getty Images Tensions continue to grow over a GitHub contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as employee activists pressure the company to cut ti...
09:53 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge We now know even more about the Pixel 4, the most-leaked phone ever
It’s coming October 15th Continue reading… ...
09:19 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Vaping lung death toll hits 26 as CDC investigation continues
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Nearly 1,300 people have come down with a serious lung injury related to vaping, as government researchers continue to investigate the cause of th...
09:00 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Vaping health crisis: the latest on lung injuries, exploding e-cigs, and seizures
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Safety studies have lagged behind the popular trend Continue reading… ...
08:25 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Brydge sues Kickstarter for selling iPad keyboard it claims is a clone
Photo: Sam Byford / The Verge iPad keyboard maker Brydge is suing the apparent creator of a very similar-looking competitor called Libra. Not only that, but Brydge is suing Kickstarter, ...
08:22 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge The painfully generic new animated Addams Family deserves no snaps
Photo: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures If recent pop culture fans know The Addams Family at all, they probably remember it as a 1960s TV show, a 2010 Broadway musical, or a set of 1990s mov...
08:01 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge The T-Mobile / Sprint merger should be stopped, say antitrust experts
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The blockbuster T-Mobile / Sprint merger was approved the Department of Justice in July, along with a complicated set of conditions aimed at turni...
07:43 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Apple CEO Tim Cook defends removal of Hong Kong mapping app in email to employees
Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent an email to employees with a lengthier explanation for why the company chose ...
07:35 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Apple draws fire from lawmakers for pulling Hong Kong protest app
Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images On Thursday, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers called out Apple and its CEO Tim Cook for the company’s decision to remove an app from its...
07:32 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge California can expect more blackouts as utilities companies move to stop fires and lawsuits
Photo by Jane Tyska / MediaNews Group / The Mercury News via Getty Images Are preemptive power outages the new normal? Continue reading… ...
07:30 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Minneapolis temporarily suspends all electric scooters ahead of Trump rally
Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Scooter startups are being temporarily banished from the streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota, ahead of a rally tonight by Presi...
06:55 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Apples promised Siri recording opt-in feature arrives in iOS 13.2 beta
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple’s promised Siri recording opt-in feature is starting to roll out with the latest beta for the upcoming iOS 13.2 update, as spotted by ...
06:31 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Sending Amazon workers a unionizing message is as easy as changing a book cover
I haven’t read Mike Monteiro’s new book Ruined by Design, so I can’t say whether it’s any good. But let’s judge a book by its cover for a moment — because this cover cleverly e...
05:43 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Amazon Music starts rolling out its Apple TV app
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon Music today launched its first app for the Apple TV, including both the 4K model and the standard HD one. The app requires version tvOS 12....
05:10 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Google pulls Hong Kong protest game for violating rules against capitalizing on sensitive events
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google has removed a pro-Hong Kong protestor game called The Revolution of Our Times from the Play Store, according to a report from The Wall Stre...
04:56 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Canons small, clippable Ivy Rec camera will be available on October 16th
Canon’s Ivy Rec portable camera will start shipping on October 16th for $129.99 in the US. You might remember this little camera from our post back in July, when Canon launched its Indie...
04:46 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Ubisoft is turning more of its games into animated shows
French video game company Ubisoft is continuing its foray into animated television with several new shows, including a tamed Watch Dogs tale and a franchise built around Far Cry 3: Blood D...
04:33 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Vive Cosmos review: not out of this world
A decent headset that can’t beat the competition Continue reading… ...
04:25 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Tidal now offers a discount to firefighters, EMTs, and other first responders
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Today Tidal launched a new “Community Heroes” program that offers a 40 percent discount to first responders in the US, including people wh...
04:00 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge The OnePlus 7T Pro is a spec bump upgrade that wont come to the US
Photo by Jon Porter / The Verge With the OnePlus 7 released earlier in the year, OnePlus has started producing two models of each of its flagship phones. Six months ago saw the release o...
03:42 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Waymo tells riders that completely driverless vehicles are on the way
Image: Waymo Waymo, the self-driving division of Alphabet, is about to put more passengers its fully driverless Chrysler Pacifica minivans. The company emailed its customers in the subur...
03:32 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Dyson abandons electric car project
Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Dyson James Dyson is terminating his electric car project. The British entrepreneur announced the news in an all-staff email on Thursday, a copy of...
03:05 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge After years of delays, NASA is finally poised to launch a satellite to better understand space weather
NASA is slated to launch a long-awaited satellite from Florida on Thursday night that’s designed to help scientists better predict how space weather events will behave high above Earth. ...
03:00 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Waze thinks it can get Americans carpooling again
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge A year ago, navigation app Waze made a risky bet on carpooling, a type of commuting that has waned since its heyday in the 1970s. It launched ...
02:30 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Holoride opens its in-car VR experience to the public
Images: Holoride/Universal Pictures Holoride, the in-car virtual reality startup that spun out of Audi at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, is finally letting the general public t...
02:01 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge How to buy an electric bike
Ditch your car, delete your Uber app, skip the subway — now is the time to get an electric bike Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Adobe is redesigning Creative Clouds desktop app as a hub for tools and assets
Adobe’s Creative Cloud desktop app, once just a drop-down tab for downloading and updating Adobe apps, is getting turned into an assets library. The new desktop experience will feature t...
12:00 pm - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge The Nokia 7.2 is competent and almost as good as the Pixel 3A
Google raised the bar, and Nokia almost cleared it Continue reading… ...
11:33 am - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Atari disputes reports that its retro-inspired console is doomed
Atari has offered a glimpse at the development of its troubled console. | Image: Atari Atari put out a lengthy development update for the Atari VCS console earlier this week, on the same...
10:00 am - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Why Facebook doesnt follow the First Amendment
Illustration by Alex Castro / Th Programming note: Zoe and I are both on assignment this week, and The Interface will be off Thursday while we work on some special reports. The silver li...
10:00 am - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Issa Rae is the next celebrity voice coming to Google Assistant
Issa Rae has joined the small club of celebrities to lend their voice to Google Assistant. Starting today in the US, the Insecure creator’s voice will be available to make a cameo throug...
08:15 am - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Steam will soon let you play local multiplayer games over the internet
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Steam is preparing to launch a new “Remote Play Together” feature, which will let you play local multiplayer games over the internet with frie...
07:01 am - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Amazon Fire TV Cube (2019) review: improvements on all sides
Now with Dolby Vision and faster performance Continue reading… ...
06:18 am - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Oppos new Reno Ace can be fully charged in half an hour
Oppo has announced the latest phone in its increasingly diversified Reno range of flagship phones, the Reno Ace. This one is in many ways the most high-end entry yet, although that depends...
04:32 am - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Apple removes app used in Hong Kong protests after pressure from China
Apple has removed HKmap.live, a crowdsourced mapping app widely used by Hong Kong residents, from the App Store. The app and accompanying web service has been used to mark the locations of...
04:01 am - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Nikon announces small and lightweight Z50 mirrorless camera with APS-C sensor
Nikon is today introducing an entry-level, crop-sensor camera that uses the same Z-mount system as the company’s Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras. The new Z50 costs $859 body only...
01:30 am - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Author tricks Amazon into distributing union materials to its own employees via book cover
I haven’t read Mike Monteiro’s new book Ruined by Design, so I can’t say whether it’s any good. But I wouldn’t be surprised if it isn’t available at Amazon for all that much lo...
01:00 am - Thu, October 10, 2019
The Verge Apple removes Quartz news app from the Chinese App Store over Hong Kong coverage
Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images News organization Quartz tells The Verge that Apple has removed its mobile app from the Chinese version of its App Store after complaints from the Chin...
10:04 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Adobe says Venezuelan users losing service due to US sanctions will get refunds
Adobe customers in Venezuela, who were notified via email on Monday that their accounts would get deactivated at the end of the month due to US sanctions, will be able to receive refunds a...
08:55 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Blizzard employees walked out in protest following pro-Hong Kong player ban
Photo Illustration by Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A couple dozen Blizzard employees walked out of work Tuesday in protest of the company’s decision to ban a...
08:35 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge American Airlines says it will resume flights with Boeings 737 Max jets in January
Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images American Airlines will resume flights with Boeing’s 737 Max jets in January 2020. In a statement posted online on October 9th, the airline says it exp...
08:30 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge In the Tall Grass director Vincenzo Natali doesnt know if Stephen King read his script
Photo: Netflix Vincenzo Natali is the kind of director who makes the cult movie-steeped audiences at Austin’s annual Fantastic Fest swoon. He isn’t a household name, but his distinct...
07:56 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge TikTok should be investigated for censorship, Marco Rubio says
Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images On Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) requested that the US government conduct a formal investigation into whether the popular Chinese video app, TikTok...
07:32 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Volvos first EV will run native Android
Images: Volvo Volvo is one week away from unveiling the first EV under its own brand, an all-electric version of the company’s popular XC40 SUV. On Wednesday, the Swedish automaker sai...
07:27 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is the game Destiny always should have been
Image: Bungie Yet where does Destiny go from here? Continue reading… ...
06:47 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit announces plans to send tiny vehicles to Mars
Virgin Orbit has big plans to send small spacecraft to Mars, as soon as 2022. The company — an offshoot of Richard Branson’s space tourism company Virgin Galactic — announced today t...
05:34 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge An anti-Semitic shooting in Germany was live-streamed on Twitch
Photo by Jens Schlueter/Getty Images A shooting outside a synagogue in Halle, Germany was live-streamed on Twitch — marking another use of online streaming sites to broadcast terror at...
05:13 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Heres why this is the decade of superstar astronaut movie roles
Brad Pitt in Ad Astra. | Photo by Francois Duhamel / 20th Century Fox In the recent science fiction film Ad Astra, Brad Pitt plays an astronaut, and the only surprising thing about it is...
04:39 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Apple starts selling Microsofts Xbox controller after adding support in iOS, macOS, and tvOS
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Apple has begun selling Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless Controller after adding support for the gamepad in the latest major software updates for iPhone, iP...
04:29 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge After years of delays, NASA is finally poised to launch a satellite to better understand space weather
NASA is slated to launch a long-awaited satellite from Florida on Wednesday night that’s designed to help scientists better predict how space weather events will behave high above Earth....
04:11 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge New blockchain-based music streaming service Audius is a copyright nightmare
Image: Audius ‘That’s just going to crash and burn’ Continue reading… ...
03:31 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Senators pressure Visa and Mastercard over work on Facebooks blockchain project
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Lawmakers have begun actively pressuring members of the Libra Association, the international blockchain payments project led by Facebook, to reco...
03:17 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Question Club: the best and worst Joker debate topics
Photo: Niko Tavernise / Warner Bros. Todd Phillips’ Joker has been one of the most discussed films of the year, in part because it was controversial before it was even made. When the f...
03:15 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Rings Indoor Cam is an easy add-on to a Ring video doorbell
Smaller, simpler, cheaper Continue reading… ...
03:00 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K review: DP starter kit
Blackmagic’s latest camera ups the ante on resolution and image quality Continue reading… ...
02:10 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge GitHub will keep selling software to ICE, leaked email says
Photo Illustration by Chesnot/Getty Images Microsoft-owned GitHub will renew a $200,000 contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, despite concerns about the Trump administration...
01:12 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Google might announce a 5G Pixel 4 at next weeks event
Google appears to be working on a 5G version of the Pixel 4, and it’s possible the phone will be shown as early as next week, according to Nikkei. The standard versions of the Pixel 4, w...
01:07 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Ming-Chi Kuo updates 2020 Apple predictions for AR glasses, iPhone SE 2, iPad Pro, and MacBook
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple is preparing to release the iPhone SE 2, a new iPad Pro with a 3D sensor for better AR support, a n...
01:00 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Chromebook 101: how to use Android apps on your Chromebook
One of the advantages that Chromebooks — well, most Chromebooks — offer is the ability to run many of your favorite Android apps alongside Chrome OS windows. In fact, a lot of the more...
01:00 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Uber Pet lets furry friends join the ride for a fee
Photo by Ian Forsyth / Getty Images Uber is experimenting with a new feature that aims to reduce cancellations as a result of customers bringing a pet along for the ride. Dubbed Uber Pet...
12:30 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Indie game makers open up about the money they actually make
A dozen creators get candid about cash Continue reading… ...
12:21 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Fat Bear Weeks bears survived a historically hot summer
Despite the online excitement about Katmai National Park’s fat bears this year, the critters struggled harder than usual to plump up. The heat hit an important bear food source — salmo...
12:09 pm - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Unlike Blizzard, Epic Games says it wont banplayers for political speech
Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images Fortnite developer Epic Games said in a statement that it will not ban players or content creators for political speech. The message comes after Blizzard ca...
11:00 am - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge The next console war is going to be way more fun than the last one
Sony dropped a few new details on the PlayStation 5 yesterday. The headline has the key details: Sony confirms PlayStation 5 name, holiday 2020 release date, but I’m curious to see what ...
10:23 am - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Xbox Ones parental control time limits now apply across Windows and Android
Xbox One S | Photo by Tyler Pina / The Verge The Xbox One’s October 2019 update gives parents much more granular control over how long their kids can use different apps and games. The ...
10:00 am - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Why Facebook cant stop politicians from lying
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you see an ad on Facebook, should the contents of that ad be true? Historically, the answer has been yes. The company’s posted advertisin...
09:00 am - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge This keyboard case gives the iPad Pro a pretty good trackpad
If you really, really want your iPad Pro to be a laptop, a new keyboard in crowdfunding called the Libra may be of interest. It’s a keyboard case with a laptop-style design, similar to t...
08:40 am - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Logitech MX Master 3 teardown offers an intriguing look at its new scroll wheel
Image: Bolt A new teardown of Logitech’s latest mouse offers a fascinating look at the “Magspeed” scroll wheel used in the MX Master 3. The teardown, which was done by the venture ...
08:04 am - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Call of Duty is the biggest mobile game launch ever, with 100 million downloads
Call of Duty: Mobile has had a colossal launch week, racking up more downloads than any other mobile game in history, according to analytics firm Sensor Tower. The game has reportedly achi...
01:06 am - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge FBI violated Americans privacy by abusing access to NSA surveillance data, court rules
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Federal Bureau of Investigation made tens of thousands of unauthorized searches related to US citizens between 2017 and 2018, a court ruled. T...
01:01 am - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Essential and Android co-founder Andy Rubin just tweeted pics of a crazy tall mystery phone
We know next to nothing about the images you’re about to see — except that they don’t look like any phone we’ve ever seen before, and that they come from Andy Rubin, the controvers...
01:01 am - Wed, October 9, 2019
The Verge Essential reveals Project Gem smartphone with very long, unusual design
We know next to nothing about the images you’re about to see — except that they don’t look like any phone we’ve ever seen before, and that they come from Andy Rubin, the controvers...
11:51 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Ring has made it ridiculously easy to surround your house with smart lights and cameras
Ring Stick Up Cam. It wasn’t that long ago when installing security cameras and lighting around your home was an expensive, cumbersome process. You needed to wire power and connectivit...
11:05 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Facebook wants Portal to be your next office webcam
Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge Facebook‘s Portal video chat devices will be able to run Workplace, the company’s collaboration software, so you’ll be able to make video calls at w...
10:28 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Essential and Android co-founder Andy Rubin just tweeted pics of a crazy tall mystery phone
We know next to nothing about the images you’re about to see — except that they don’t look like any phone we’ve ever seen before, and that they come from Andy Rubin, the controvers...
10:12 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge YouTube is letting politicians reserve advertising space for 2020 election
The Verge YouTube is allowing politicians to purchase precious ad space on the platform, including ads that target voters in important early voting states like Ohio and South Carolina. ...
09:53 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge EV startup Canoos mysterious backers named in new harassment lawsuit
Image: Canoo Electric vehicle startup Canoo and its CEO Stefan Krause have been accused of discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, and wrongful termination in a new lawsuit. The ...
09:49 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Photoshop and Lightroom users should wait before updating to macOS Catalina
Plug-ins that are quarantined returns a Photoshop error, “file was not found”. Adobe is recommending that Photoshop and Lightroom Classic users hold off on updating their computers t...
09:39 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Cocaine is driving deforestation, climate change, and migration
Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images The cocaine trade, and efforts to stop it, are causing $214.6 million in damage every year, new research released today shows. Drug-...
09:28 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Microsofts Your Phone app can now route calls from your Android phone to your PC
Microsoft Microsoft announced that its latest preview build 18999 for Insiders (20H1) adds call support to the Your Phone app on Windows 10. Following its update in the summer that rolle...
08:58 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Linksys mesh routers can now detect motion using Wi-Fi
Photo courtesy Linksys Security cameras are all well and good, but what do you do if you really want privacy? Linksys may have come up with a solution with its new Linksys Aware service,...
08:55 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Twitter used phone numbers provided for security to target ads
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Tuesday, Twitter announced that it “unintentionally” used phone numbers and email addresses for advertising purposes even though the inform...
08:32 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge This Juul-charging phone case will tell the world you value vaping more than anything else
Duo Inc. Peer into the annals of Indiegogo and Kickstarter, and you’ll find that it is filled with weird phone case ideas. There’s that iPhone case that was actually an entire Androi...
08:21 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Googles latest products are trees that it will grow specifically for its campuses
Photo by Michael Short/Getty Images Google already commands a lot of real estate, and earlier this year, it announced big plans to build even more offices and data centers across the Uni...
07:47 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge iOS 13 has gotten better, but theres still a long way to go
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple released iOS 13 on September 19th. Since then, there’s already been a slew of new updates: iOS 13.1 was released just five days later ...
07:47 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Harmony remotes are fading in relevance as streaming takes over, says Logitech CEO
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Logitech’s Harmony universal remotes were once a living room must-have. They brought order to TV setups everywhere by communicating with your cable b...
07:18 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge After Hearthstone players ban, Blizzard is in hot water with lawmakers
Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Over the weekend, Blizzard Entertainment banned a Hearthstone player from participating in tournaments after he voiced support for the Hong Kong protester...
07:16 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge You can now ask Google to move the music to a different room
Photography by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Want music to follow you around your house? You can now ask Google Assistant for that by saying, “Hey Google, move the music to the living room....
06:56 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Medicare insurers are starting to offer big Apple Watch discounts
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge In a major step in Apple’s push to market its Apple Watch as a health and fitness device, a private Medicare insurer is now subsidizing the cost of th...
05:46 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Ang Lee puts Will Smith through the digital wringer in the dizzying Gemini Man
Photo: Paramount Pictures It isn’t enough for Ang Lee to just make movies. Not anymore. At this point in his career, he apparently feels he has to push the boundaries of everything the...
05:01 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Logitech CEO Bracken Darrell on acquiring live-stream app Streamlabs
Image: Logitech This week on The Vergecast interview series, The Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel speaks to current CEO of Logitech Bracken Darrell. Logitech has acquired a couple of co...
04:58 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Former Tinder execs call ex-CEOs defamation suit a public smear campaign
Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images Tinder co-founder Sean Rad and the company’s former VP of communications Rosette Pambakian want the defamation suit filed against them last week to ...
04:55 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge John Wick Hexs cerebral action doesnt match the movies
The stylish action sequences in the John Wick movies work so well because of their cold, clinical sequencing. Keanu Reeves’ titular character rarely misses his shot, dispatching enemies ...
03:41 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Netflix confirms it wont port its iPad app to macOS
Ever since Apple first announced that it would let developers port iPad apps to macOS, anticipation for popular apps debuting on the Mac has been high. But today, any hopes that Netflix wo...
03:37 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge You can save $200 on Vizios Dolby Atmos home theater system and up to $30 on Apple AirPods
Image: Vizio Now that we’re well into October, Black Friday 2019 looms on the horizon. It’s likely that we’ll see some of the best deals on popular tech products happen in the next...
03:19 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge What should Microsoft call the next Xbox?
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The next phase of the unending console wars is starting to heat up, with Sony announcing that the successor to the PlayStation 4 will, predictably...
02:00 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Robots are mass-producing the meal of the future: insects
Around the world, an estimated 2 billion people welcome insects into their regular diets. Insects can be an excellent food: many species are chock-full of fat, protein, vitamins, and fiber...
01:00 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 review: good is as good as it gets
The best* smartwatch for Android users Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Mirror launches live training sessions that let coaches see you at home
Interactive fitness company Mirror, which makes a reflective LCD display for following workouts at home, today announced it’s launching one-on-one personal training. Through two-way audi...
01:00 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Chromebook 101: How to add another user to your Chromebook
Because they tend to be inexpensive and fairly hardy, Chromebooks are often bought as laptops for families, to be shared between parents and kids, or passed around among friends. And becau...
12:46 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Podcast startup Luminarys co-founder steps down from chief strategy role
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Podcast startup Luminary roiled the podcasting industry when it debuted in April this year, and it has since maintained a low profile. The Ver...
12:22 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Sony confirms PlayStation 5 name, holiday 2020 release date
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Sony has confirmed that its next-generation console will be called the PlayStation 5, and it’ll be out next year, launching in time for “Holid...
12:06 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Hearthstone player banned for supporting Hong Kong protesters during live stream
Image: Blizzard via InvenGlobal Blizzard has issued a year-long ban to a Hearthstone player who expressed support for the Hong Kong protestors during a competition live stream. The US-ba...
12:00 pm - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Everything you ever wanted to know about the vaping health crisis
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Wait, which one? Continue reading… ...
11:00 am - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Fat Bear Weeks bears survived a historically hot summer
Despite the online excitement about Katmai National Park’s fat bears this year, the critters struggled harder than usual to plump up. The heat hit an important bear food source — salmo...
11:00 am - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge You dont need to update your operating system right away
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge We published reviews of iPadOS and macOS Catalina yesterday. Despite the fact that the first four paragraphs of my Catalina review were an argument that...
10:05 am - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Microsoft wants to connect another 40 million global internet users
Image: Microsoft Microsoft’s Airband initiative is going international, with a newly formalized goal to get 40 million more people connected to the internet by July 2022. The program, ...
10:00 am - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Why Facebook keeps going down
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The 2010 film The Social Network was almost entirely made up out of whole cloth, but one point made early in the film continues to ring true. ...
10:00 am - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge New Tile Sticker is designed to track everything from TV remotes to bicycles
Image: Tile Tile, the company best known for its lineup of key- and bag-tracking Bluetooth fobs, has ambitions to track more of your belongings. The company’s new credit card-sized Til...
08:19 am - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Instagram introduces new tool to help prevent phishing attacks
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Instagram has added a new feature to its app to help users work out if an email was sent by the Facebook company or if it’s an attempted phi...
02:47 am - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Adobe is cutting off users in Venezuela due to US sanctions
Image: midiman Adobe is shutting down service for users in Venezuela in order to comply with a US executive order issued in August that prohibits trade with the country. The company sent...
12:32 am - Tue, October 8, 2019
The Verge Instagram gets the iOS 13 dark mode treatment and its wonderful
Screenshots by Nick Statt / The Verge Instagram has updated its iPhone app to take advantage of native dark mode support in iOS 13, and it makes scrolling through your feed and tapping t...
11:52 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge You need a MacBook with a butterfly keyboard to use macOS Catalinas Sidecar
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Apple released macOS Catalina today, and one of the update’s marquee features is Sidecar, which lets you use your iPad as a second display for your Mac...
11:11 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Google now requires Digital Wellbeing and USB-C PD charging standard for new Android phones
Google introduced new guidelines that Android device makers must follow in order to use its services, according to a technical document obtained by XDA Developers. Of what we’ve seen so ...
11:11 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge The PS4s Facebook integration comes to an abrupt end, but it should only be temporary
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Sony today disabled the ability for PlayStation 4 owners to link the game console to their Facebook account. That in turn disabled the ability...
10:32 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Apple is hiding Taiwans flag emoji if youre in Hong Kong or Macau
When Apple released iOS 13.1.1 in late September, it appears to have dropped the Taiwan flag from the emoji keyboard for users that have their iOS region set to Hong Kong or Macau, as noti...
10:10 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Genndy Tartakovskys dinosaur epic Primal turns compassion into a survival tool
In “Spear and Fang,” the first episode of the new animated Adult Swim show Primal, the caveman Spear (Aaron LaPlante) sees his mate and young children devoured by a pack of horned dino...
10:00 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge US blacklists Chinese surveillance companies over human rights abuses
FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images The United States is adding eight Chinese technology companies to its trading blacklist, barring some major producers of surveillance equipment from working ...
09:57 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge The NBA is afraid of offending China and so are online platforms
Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images Late last week, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted his support for protesters in Hong Kong: “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Ko...
09:52 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge New York Comic Con 2019 trailer roundup: The Walking Dead, Star Trek, and more
Photo by Stefan Etienne / The Verge New York Comic Con has come and gone, but it left behind plenty of great trailers for new content, including a new look at Star Trek: Picard and The E...
08:36 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Apple confirms macOS Catalina update is a big problem for DJs who relied on iTunes
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple’s latest desktop operating system update, macOS Catalina, will mark the official end of iTunes after nearly two decades. But that tran...
08:36 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Apples macOS Catalina update is a big problem for DJs who relied on iTunes
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple’s latest desktop operating system update, macOS Catalina, will mark the official end of iTunes after nearly two decades. But that tran...
08:24 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Protesters douse Wall Street bull with fake blood
Scenes from Extinction Rebellion protests in New York City Continue reading… ...
07:50 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Hulu finally launches offline downloads, but only for customers on its No Ads plan
Image: Hulu Offline downloads are now available from Hulu, letting subscribers save content for later viewing when they’re away from a Wi-Fi connection. The new feature means that Hulu...
07:33 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge The Kindle is getting a Kids Edition bundle for younger readers
Amazon’s been offering Kids Edition versions of its Fire tablets for years, and now it’s bringing a bundle to its Kindle e-readers with a new Kindle Kids Edition. The move makes a lot...
07:10 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Apple TV finally gets an official Twitch app, years after everyone else
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge It’s been a good day if you have an Apple TV — Spotify has released an Apple TV app, and now, Twitch has an Apple TV app as well (via Enga...
06:31 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Watch a two-legged robot balance and spin thanks to drone propellers
Humanoid robots have come a long, long way since Honda’s Asimo took a nasty tumble down the stairs. Heck, we’re seeing full gymnastics routines from the Boston Dynamics Atlas now. But ...
06:17 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Netflixs The Irishman heading to Broadway after major theaters refuse to screen it
Image: Netflix Netflix’s plan to appease traditional Hollywood with its upcoming Martin Scorsese film The Irishman has not gone according to plan. The company now intends to screen the...
05:53 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Waymo will test its self-driving cars in Los Angeles
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Los Angeles is about to get its first self-driving cars. Waymo, the self-driving division of Google parent Alphabet, announced Monday that it would begi...
05:53 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Waymo is bringing its self-driving cars to map Los Angeles
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Los Angeles is about to get its first self-driving cars. Waymo, the self-driving division of Google parent Alphabet, announced Monday that it would begi...
05:50 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge In Search of Darkness sets out to be the definitive 1980s horror doc and mostly succeeds
In Search of Darkness: The Definitive 80s Horror Documentary is being billed as a film, but it feels more like a miniseries. Over a run time of nearly four and a half hours, it crams in di...
05:14 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge macOS Catalina review: transition period
iTunes is gone, but what comes next? Continue reading… ...
05:05 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Apples macOS Catalina update is coming today
Image: Apple Apple will today release macOS 10.15 Catalina, the latest major update to the company’s Mac operating system. Catalina marks the end of iTunes as a fixture on Macs, with t...
05:03 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Instagrams Following tab is going away this week
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Instagram’s Following tab, the activity feed that displays what posts your friends are liking, commenting on, and following, is going away t...
04:45 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Apple may have accidentally revealed a Sleep app for the Apple Watch
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg Since the Apple Watch first came out, Apple has positioned it as a health and fitness tracker. But one thing it still can’t do natively is track your s...
04:13 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge NASA is getting ready for the first all-female spacewalk again
NASA astronauts Jessica Meir (L) and Christina Koch (R). | Image: NASA After postponing what would have been the first all-female spacewalk in March, NASA announced on Friday that it wil...
04:11 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge California has banned political deepfakes during election season
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge California has passed a law meant to prevent altered “deepfake” videos from influencing elections, in a plan that has raised free speech con...
03:10 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge iFixits new Galaxy Fold teardown shows exactly how Samsung tried to fix the Fold
iFixit has posted a detailed teardown of Samsung’s revised Galaxy Fold almost six months after it was pressured into taking down its analysis of the original folding device. We already h...
02:59 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Apple Arcade is full of surprises
When Apple Arcade launched in September, there was one aspect, in particular, that was unique about the subscription service. We knew more than 100 games were coming to Arcade and that som...
02:37 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Chromebook 101: how to find keyboard shortcuts
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Keyboard shortcuts have always been a favorite of writers, coders, and other fast-track computer users who want to get as much text on the screen as th...
02:00 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge iPadOS review: 50 percent more computer
It’s complicated, finally Continue reading… ...
01:35 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Spotify rolls out Siri support and new Apple TV app
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Spotify has launched the ability to play music with Apple’s Siri voice assistant on the iPhone and iPad. The new feature, only recently made pos...
01:29 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Beats Powerbeats Pro true wireless headphones are $50 off at Amazon today
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Amazon has marked down the Beats Powerbeats Pro true wireless headphones by $50 today. At $199.95, it matches the best price we’ve seen so far for this...
01:00 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Amazon updates the Fire HD 10 with a faster processor and USB-C
The biggest member of Amazon’s line of Fire tablets is getting an update: a refreshed Fire HD 10 tablet. It will keep the same 10.1-inch screen and overall design but overhauls the inter...
01:00 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Samsungs new Chromebook 4 offers a refined design and USB-C charging for $229
Nearly four years after the debut of Samsung’s Chromebook 3, the company has announced a follow-up to its core Chromebook laptop. The new 11.6-inch Chromebook 4 has been released today f...
01:00 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge AMDs Radeon RX 5500 is its new entry-level competitor to Nvidias GTX 1650
Image: AMD AMD has announced its second series of GPUs based on its new 7nm RDNA architecture: the Radeon RX 5500 series. While the company says the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT were aimed at ...
12:53 pm - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Dozens of activists arrested in a global climate rebellion
Photo by John Keeble / Getty Images Arrests are underway as environmental protesters kicked off what they dubbed a “global rebellion” for the climate today. Protests organized by the...
11:48 am - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Elon Musk wants his cars to fart and bleat in the name of safety
Photo by Sean O’Kane/The Verge Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that he wants his company’s cars to offer custom horn and movement sounds in the future, and suggested that these could includ...
11:02 am - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge Roku TVs start showing interactive pop-ups during related commercials
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Roku TVs have recently started showing interactive pop-up ads overlaid on related TV commercials received over cable or antenna, Cord Cutters News repo...
09:22 am - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge New Sonos service lets you rent its speakers
The €50 per month subscription package for home cinema. | Image: Sonos Sonos has quietly launched a new subscription service that lowers the initial barrier to taking home its costly c...
08:03 am - Mon, October 7, 2019
The Verge PS4 Remote Play will fully support Android this week
Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge Sony has announced version 7.00 of the PlayStation 4’s system software, which centers around updates to Remote Play and party functionality. The update ...
04:00 pm - Sat, October 5, 2019
The Verge Should we treat incels as terrorists?
Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images The Toronto attack showed us what gender-based terrorism looks like Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Sat, October 5, 2019
The Verge New trailers: Birds of Prey, 1917, The Kings Man, and more
Jake is still out, so you’re stuck with my rambling thoughts on the art of cinema again this week. I didn’t really watch any movies this week, so I’m going to use this time to talk a...
01:26 am - Sat, October 5, 2019
The Verge Walmart sells ModCloth just two years after buying it
Walmart is selling off women’s clothing company and online retailer ModCloth, just two years after acquiring it. The brand will now be a part of investment firm Go Global Retail, though ...
01:02 am - Sat, October 5, 2019
The Verge Google has suspended its controversial field research that allegedly scanned homeless people
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Less than two weeks ahead of the Pixel 4 flagship smartphone’s debut, Google is reportedly pulling the plug on a controversial “field research...
12:08 am - Sat, October 5, 2019
The Verge Federal judge says nobody cares about the iPhones notch
The iPhone’s notch may not be the prettiest thing in the world, but there’s now a lawsuit over it, which alleges that Apple’s advertised screen size and resolution for the iPhone X, ...
11:02 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Dont use THC vapes, FDA says, as lung injury death toll increases
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Consumers should stay away from vapes that contain THC, the US Food and Drug Administration said today. People should also avoid all illicit vaporizers...
10:43 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Love it or hate it, the Joker movie presents a tempting fantasy
Photo: Niko Tavernise / Warner Bros. Todd Phillips’ standalone supervillain origin story Joker is arriving in theaters amid so much controversy and concern about the potential for copy...
10:19 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Apple now has a free repair program if your iPhone 6S wont turn on
Apple has admitted there’s a component that can go bad in some iPhone 6S and 6S Plus handsets that can keep them from powering on — and it’s now offering to replace that mystery comp...
09:17 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Bose discontinues Sleepbuds due to faulty battery, will offer full refund to all customers
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Bose is fully discontinuing its Sleepbuds, the $250 earbuds that were designed to be worn during sleep to help drown out disturbances and other unwanted ...
08:51 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Google finally gives Reader the respect it deserves with an actual gravestone
Image: @leftoblique Google Reader has been dead for over six years, and the internet hasn’t been the same since. I still haven’t found a replacement that I enjoy quite as much as my ...
08:43 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Apple CEO Tim Cook slams Facebooks Libra cryptocurrency as a power grab
Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images Apple CEO Tim Cook had some choice words when asked about Facebook’s controversial blockchain project Libra, with the chief executive openly charac...
08:30 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Square Enixs Avengers game looks like Destiny with superheroes
Square Enix’s Avengers game has been years in the making — but so far, all it’s had to show has been a canned demo of the game’s tutorial that has left many more skeptical than imp...
08:03 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge PayPal withdraws support for Facebooks Libra cryptocurrency
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge PayPal has decided to withdraw from the Libra Association, the 28-member nonprofit organization formed in June of this year to oversee the crypto...
07:53 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Ninja left Twitch because his brand was too big for gaming
JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images Tyler “Ninja” Blevins’ surprising departure from Twitch came after months of feeling like the company didn’t respect his wishes and hindered his ...
06:28 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge The four big US carriers want to help you get rid of passwords, but youll have to wait
Image: ZenKey Last September, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon announced Project Verify, a way to log into apps without making a new account or password by instead relying on your...
06:11 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Tesla is being investigated for a software update meant to limit fire risk
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating a software update Tesla shipped earlier this year that was meant t...
05:41 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Heres the best Joker episode of Batman: The Animated Series to stream this weekend
Photo: Warner Bros. There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching....
05:33 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Watch Andurils Anvil take down an off-the-shelf drone in midflight
This week, news broke of Palmer Luckey’s new battering-ram drone system, and today, the company finally released footage of the drone in action. The new footage shows Anduril’s system ...
05:30 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge In season 3, Netflixs Big Mouth keeps improving and maturing (and immaturing)
Photo: Netflix The raunchy Netflix animated comedy Big Mouth started as an absurd yet deeply personal show about the horrors of puberty, from inconveniently timed first periods to embarr...
05:26 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Cars with high-tech safety systems are still really bad at not running people over
For years now, automakers have been stuffing their cars with loads of advanced technology on the promise that all these sensors and software will make for a less deadly driving experience....
04:51 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge What the heck is Windows 10X?
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge For die-hard gadget lovers, Microsoft’s Surface event this week was something of a dream come true. The company resurrected its legendary du...
04:46 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Microsoft says Iranian hacking group targeted a 2020 US presidential candidate
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Friday, Microsoft disclosed that it had found evidence that a group of hackers originating from Iran attempted to access email accounts belongi...
04:45 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge The court allowed the FCC to kill net neutrality because washing machines cant make phone calls
There is also a quote from Macbeth? Let’s experience this together Continue reading… ...
04:40 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Behind the scenes of the viral social media campaign for Fat Bear Week
Photo by Naomi Boak / Katmai National Park and Preserve It’s that time of the year when we can indulge in a live stream of bears stuffing their faces and then vote for our favorite glu...
04:11 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Monster Hunter World is getting a truly bizarre Resident Evil crossover
Back in September, Monster Hunter World received its first — and only — major expansion in the form of the frigid Iceborne. But that doesn’t mean the game isn’t still getting updat...
03:32 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Disney is reportedly banning Netflix ads across its TV networks
Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Disney is reportedly banning advertising from Netflix across all of its entertainment TV networks, including ABC, according to Th...
03:32 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Disney is reportedly banning Netflix ads across its entertainment TV networks
Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Disney is reportedly banning advertising from Netflix across all of its entertainment TV networks, including ABC, according to Th...
03:13 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Reminder to the Trump administration: do not talk about your plans to do crime over text messages
The unfolding President Donald Trump impeachment scandal is very simple to understand: it is illegal to solicit help from a foreign government in an election, and Trump and his aides repea...
03:09 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge M. Night Shyamalans secretive Apple TV Plus show is a horror story about a fake baby
Apple M. Night Shyamalan’s newest thriller, Servant, is a TV series about a couple coping with the loss of their infant by relying on a fringe form of therapy. The show is set to strea...
03:00 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge ElonMusks future Starship updates could use more details on human health and survival
Photo by Pauline Acalin for The Verge SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has now given four presentations about his company’s Starship rocket, but all of those updates mostly focused on the vehicle...
02:56 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC in November
The long-anticipated PC release of Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming very soon. Today, Rockstar announced that its Wild West epic will be launching on PC on November 5th. As expected, the ne...
02:45 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Heres the best Joker episode of Batman: The Animated Series to stream this weekend
Photo: Warner Bros. There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching....
02:44 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge LAX bans Uber and Lyft from picking up passengers at the terminal
It’s about to get even harder to hail an Uber or Lyft at Los Angeles International Airport. Ride-hailing vehicles will be banned from making pickups outside LAX’s terminals under new r...
02:44 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Everything from Microsofts new foldable devices to Facebooks leaked audio
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge It’s our third Vergecast of the week, and it’s time to recap what happened in the tech world. First up, Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton...
02:00 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge How an iOS developer built an alternative App Store for the iPhone
Photo by Alix Diaconis / The Verge Riley Testut has spent the better part of the last decade trying to sneak in through the side door of the iPhone. Since he was a teenager, the Dallas-F...
02:00 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Apple iPad (2019) review: no competition
It is, as you have no doubt guessed, an iPad Continue reading… ...
01:58 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge The Star Wars x Le Creuset collection features Darth Vader Dutch ovens and Porg pie birds
Le Creuset has had its fair share of Disney collaborations, including Mickey Mouse ramekins, Beauty and the Beast Dutch ovens, and red apple-shaped casserole dishes, a la Snow White. Now, ...
01:17 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge The Galaxy Fold fell short of Samsungs claims in folding torture test
CNET decided to put the Galaxy Fold through a folding torture test, and the phone didn’t quite live up to Samsung’s promises. The $2,000 device was placed into a machine that rapidly f...
12:42 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Google finds Android zero day that can take control of Pixel and Galaxy devices
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Security researchers with Google’s Project Zero team have disclosed an Android vulnerability that appears to have been exploited in the real wor...
12:00 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Asus ROG Phone II is powerful, ambitious, and ridiculous
All of its tailor-made accessories will cost an extra $1,100 Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Rising Signs: Inside astrology app CoStar
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Inside Co—Star, the app that’s feeding millennials’ astrological fascinations with mystical algorithms and an old-school approach to the...
11:00 am - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Microsofts dual-screen phone will live or die by the apps
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge We’re all still sort of reeling from the news that Microsoft is back to making phones again — and because it’s basing them on Android. I...
10:00 am - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Mark Zuckerberg promises Facebook wont be biased against Elizabeth Warren
When I said that I would have more to share from Mark Zuckerberg’s employee Q&A sessions for you in the newsletter this week, I didn’t think it would go like this. Three days after...
09:27 am - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge I tried this half-price Surface Studio clone from Kickstarter
Say what you like about Microsoft’s Surface Studio, but there’s no denying that it’s an aspirational computer. Starting at $3,499, it’s not meant to be for everyone. And even if yo...
08:56 am - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Home Bixby speaker quietly missed another launch date
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge The Samsung Galaxy Home did not ship in Q3 of this year, the most recent launch window for the Bixby-powered smart speaker announced more than a year ago...
08:00 am - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Nokia 2720 Flip review: proof you cant opt out of the smartphone generation
WhatsApp and a T9 keyboard don’t mix Continue reading… ...
12:33 am - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge Watch Mark Zuckerbergs surprise public Q&A with employees
Image: The Verge Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg broke with a longstanding tradition today and decided to live stream one of his company’s routine Q&A sessions he hosts with employees...
12:20 am - Fri, October 4, 2019
The Verge T-Mobile will stop selling the OnePlus 7 Pro
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The new OnePlus 7T isn’t even out yet in the US, but T-Mobile has confirmed it’s already pulling its more expensive predecessor, the OnePlus 7 Pro. ...
11:28 pm - Thu, October 3, 2019
The Verge We now know even more about the Pixel 4, the most-leaked phone ever
It’s coming October 15th Continue reading… ...
09:53 pm - Thu, October 3, 2019
The Verge Vaping lung injury toll tops 1,000 as CDC investigation continues
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge More than 1,080 people have come down with a serious lung injury related to vaping, as government researchers continue to investigate the cause of...
09:27 pm - Thu, October 3, 2019
The Verge Rudy Giuliani was briefly kicked off Twitter for tweeting a Ukrainian officials phone number
Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images On Thursday, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and confidant, Rudy Giuliani, was locked out of his Twitter account for a brief period of...
09:20 pm - Thu, October 3, 2019
The Verge Google Shopping gets a new design with price tracking and a personalized homepage
Google has launched a redesign of Google Shopping in the US across both the online and mobile sites, featuring a new personalized homepage, price tracking, and new Google Lens features for...
08:55 pm - Thu, October 3, 2019
The Verge The Voids new Avengers VR experience lets people control new Iron Man suits
Marvel Studios Avengers: Endgame gave Marvel Cinematic Universe diehards plenty of reasons to not want to be Tony Stark, but that film can’t entirely dispel the fantasy of taking on th...
08:52 pm - Thu, October 3, 2019
The Verge How this weeks net neutrality ruling can move the fight for an open internet forward
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Earlier this week, a District of Columbia appeals court said the Federal Communications Commission could legally repeal net neutrality — removin...
08:38 pm - Thu, October 3, 2019
The Verge You can now buy a 13-inch laptop with a six-core processor
Image: Dell Ahead of IFA 2019 in August, Dell announced a refresh of its XPS 13 laptop with Intel’s 10th Gen Core processors — and now the Intel Core i7 model with six cores is avail...
08:33 pm - Thu, October 3, 2019
The Verge Zoox says it will launch a robot taxi service in Las Vegas
Photo by Andreas Hoenig/picture alliance via Getty Images Self-driving startup Zoox announced it is testing its fleet of autonomous vehicles in Las Vegas. It’s the second test city for...