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10:48 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge You can now report voter suppression on Twitter ahead of the 2020 election
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter’s tool for reporting instances of voter suppression is now available for US users, just days ahead of the 2020 Iowa caucuses (via Politi...
10:04 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge You can now own a life-sized, screen-accurate Baby Yoda figure... for $350
Photo: Sideshow Collectibles The picture at the top of this post isn’t a screenshot of The Child (aka, Baby Yoda) from Disney+’s The Mandalorian; rather, it’s an incredibly detaile...
09:51 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Amazon now has more than 150 million Prime members after huge holiday season
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon released its fourth quarter earnings for 2019 today, and the company is touting big Prime subscriber numbers as one of the main contributor...
09:41 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Pilots just sued American Airlines to force a halt to China flights
American Airlines had already canceled some flights to China due to the coronavirus outbreak — which was officially designated a global health emergency by the WHO earlier today, having ...
09:34 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge OnePlus just took a big step toward supporting wireless charging in future phones
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge OnePlus’ smartphones are infamous for lacking support for Qi wireless charging —but the company has been spotted joining the Wireless Power Consorti...
09:22 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge You can now reserve your spot to pay for a Samsung Galaxy S20
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Samsung has opened up reservations for its next flagship phones, expected to be the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra, that the company ...
08:25 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Maisie Williams wants you to Let It Go and buy an electric Audi in new Super Bowl ad
Sick of ICE? Audi is too — ICE, as in the “internal combustion engine,” which Audi wants customers to “Let It Go” in proper Frozen fashion in its new Super Bowl advertisement pro...
08:23 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Snapchats Bitmoji TV is a Saturday morning cartoon starring you and your friends
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Snap announced today that it’s launching Bitmoji TV, which will be a weekly “show” within Snapchat that stars you and your friends’ Bi...
08:03 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge World Health Organization declares global public health emergency over coronavirus outbreak
Photo by Naohiko Hatta - Pool/Getty Images The ongoing coronavirus outbreak is a global health emergency, the World Health Organization determined today. Since it started last month, the...
07:57 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Heres what you need to watch the Super Bowl in 4K HDR
Photo by Rich Graessle/PPI/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Super Bowl LIV is coming up this Sunday, February 2nd on Fox, between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. As i...
07:36 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge E3 organizer says its tightened security after accidentally doxxing thousands of attendees
The Electronic Software Association is introducing tighter security measures around press registration for E3, one of the world’s largest video game conferences. This move follows an inc...
07:34 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Pelotons countersuit against music publishers over song copyrights just got thrown out
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge A US district judge has squashed Peloton’s counter lawsuit today, against music publishers who claimed the fitness company violated rights t...
07:20 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Madden 20 is adding a Nike cleat that makes players better
Just in time for the Super Bowl, Madden 20 will be getting a new shoe. More specifically, the Nike Vapor Edge Cleat. Among the players getting this special footwear: Christian McCaffrey, O...
07:10 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Huawei says it would return to using Google services if US lifted ban
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Despite executive comments to the contrary, Huawei says it’s still open to using Google services after being forbidden from including them on d...
07:00 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Overwatchs next patch adds experimental mode and League of Legends-style hero pools
Blizzard’s colorful team-shooter Overwatch is getting some big changes next month. Today the developer provided some details on the game’s next patch, bringing Overwatch to version 1.4...
06:56 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Apples redesigned maps are now available for all US users
Image: Apple Apple announced today that redesigned maps in its official Maps app have now rolled out to all users in the US. The company first announced plans to redesign its maps in Jun...
06:45 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Ring adds privacy dashboard to app in response to security concerns
Ring Video Doorbell 2 | Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Ring has announced that it is adding a new privacy dashboard to its mobile apps that will let Ring owners manage their connected ...
06:26 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Antivirus company shuts down its data-harvesting arm after getting caught red-handed
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Just days after Avast’s popular antivirus software was revealed to be harvesting browsing data and selling it to advertisers, the company has sa...
06:10 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Behold the most detailed, popcorn-like image of the Suns surface
A telescope in Hawaii has produced the highest resolution video of the Sun’s surface ever created, revealing what looks like exploding bits of caramelized popcorn covering the star at th...
06:07 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge First person-to-person transmission of coronavirus reported in the United States
View of St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on January 24, 2020 where a Chicago woman affected by the coronavirus is treated in isolation. | Photo by DEREK R. HENKLE/AFP...
06:01 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Amazons disconcerting Super Bowl ad makes real people respond to questions wed ask Alexa
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Amazon released its Super Bowl commercial this week, and it’s a weird one. The company’s Super Bowl commercials have historically been a little offbe...
05:27 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Today, NASA turns off a space telescope that peered into the extra cold Universe
Today, NASA is shutting down one of its long-lasting space observatories, a telescope that’s been wandering through space for nearly two decades, snapping images of some of the coldest a...
04:59 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge What Pokmon can teach us about conservation and climate change
There’s a moment in the live-action movie Detective Pikachu when the ground beneath our heroes’ feet is crumbling. As they slip and slide, Pikachu, voiced by Ryan Reynolds, yells to no...
04:35 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge AT&T tried to buy out the streaming wars and customers are paying for it
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Over the past five years, AT&T has spent hundreds of billions of dollars preparing for the streaming wars, going on a spree of mergers and acq...
04:17 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge How to use Fitbits female health tracking tool
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Fitbit added a female health feature to its app in May 2018, allowing you to manually track menstrual cycles and symptoms to predict upcoming ...
04:13 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Moscow rolls out live facial recognition system with an app to alert police
Photo by Andrei Makhonin\TASS via Getty Images Moscow is the latest major city to introduce live facial recognition cameras to its streets, with Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announcing that th...
04:03 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Grubhub is faking which restaurants it actually partners with
Grubhub has a new “growth hacking” strategy that includes creating a restaurant listing on its platform for places it doesn’t even partner with. According to a new report by the San ...
03:44 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge This Untitled Goose Game app turns your Windows PC into pure mayhem
“What if the Untitled Goose Game was your entire computer?” asked nobody but Sam Chiet until this week. 18-year-old Chiet has created an app for Windows PCs that spawns a virtual goose...
03:00 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Twitch and Caffeine are hosting their own Super Bowls before the big game
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In four days, tens of thousands of people will descend on Miami to watch Super Bowl 2020, where San Francisco will battle Kansas City for dominanc...
03:00 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Giphy and Infinite Objects will let you gift a physical GIF to your valentine
This Valentine’s Day, let that special someone know your love is as infinite as a GIF that loops forever. Giphy is partnering with “video printing” company Infinite Objects to sell s...
03:00 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge The Hummer is coming back as a 1,000-horsepower electric truck
Image: GMC General Motors has confirmed it’s resurrecting the Hummer nameplate for a new all-electric truck that will have 1,000 horsepower on offer and go from 0 to 60 miles per hour ...
02:45 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge The Outer Worlds is coming to the Nintendo Switch on March 6th
Image: Private Division The Outer Worlds, the Obsidian-developed first-person RPG, is releasing on the Nintendo Switch on March 6th, the company announced today. The game’s Switch port...
02:40 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Samsungs delayed Galaxy Book S will arrive on February 13th
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Samsung’s Galaxy Book S laptop that runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx processor is now available for preorder at Samsung.com starting at $999.99, and...
01:32 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Early iPhone hit SpellTower gets reimagined a decade later
In 2011, designer Zach Gage decided to try something different: make a game in a genre he hated. The result was SpellTower, a mashup of word games and puzzlers, which went on to become one...
12:24 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Motorolas stylus-equipped handset appears in leaked photos
The stylus-equipped handset was first leaked in a press render earlier this week. | Image: @evleaks The first photographs of Motorala’s stylus-equipped Moto have appeared online, just ...
12:00 pm - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Apples App Store still limits developers options for how to make money
It’s not every day we get to talk about a good old-fashioned utility app update. I wouldn’t go so far as to say they’re a dying breed, but the Apple App Store platform dynamics of re...
11:00 am - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Huawei overtakes Apple in annual race to Samsungs smartphone crown
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Huawei overtook Apple to become the world’s second best selling smartphone manufacturer in 2019, according to reports from Strategy Analytics, ...
11:00 am - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Facebook is putting a surprising restriction on its independent oversight board
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge One of the year’s biggest stories at the intersection of technology and power is the Facebook Oversight Board. For the first time, a tech gi...
10:37 am - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Punxsutawney Phil should be replaced with AI groundhog, says PETA
Punxsutawney Phil being held up to the crowds in 2019. | Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Since 1887, the residents of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania have maintained the belief that an im...
07:31 am - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Nintendo Switch overtakes SNES with more than 52 million sold
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Nintendo had its strongest Switch quarter ever this holiday season, moving 10.81 million units to reach a total of 52.48 million sold as of th...
04:20 am - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Japanese billionaire decides not to find girlfriend to fly around the Moon after all
Photo by TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP via Getty Images E-commerce billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has backtracked on his bizarre plan to find a girlfriend to take into space by way of reality TV sh...
03:21 am - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Netflix continues anime land grab with live-action One Piece series
Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images Netflix has ordered a live-action show based on One Piece, the colossally popular Japanese manga and anime franchise, as first re...
01:22 am - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Samsung hopes 5G will save its slumping profits this year
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Samsung Electronics just released fourth-quarter earnings that told much the same story as the rest of 2019. Revenue was more or less flat year-on-year ...
01:08 am - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Overwatch League cancels February and March games in China following coronavirus outbreak
Photo: Carlton Beener / Blizzard Entertainment The Overwatch League’s plans for a truly global e-sports league have taken a major hit. Today, Blizzard announced that the China-based ga...
12:50 am - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Fortnite players can compete for the first tournament-exclusive skin this weekend
Image: Epic Games Epic has announced an in-game Fortnite tournament for this weekend that’s timed with the Australian Open, and players who compete will have a shot to earn the game’...
12:18 am - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Tesla says China has ordered its Shanghai factory shut down over coronavirus fears
Xinhua/Ding Ting via Getty Images The Chinese government has ordered the shutdown of Tesla’s new factory in Shanghai over coronavirus fears, which will delay the company’s production...
12:17 am - Thu, January 30, 2020
The Verge Facebook to pay $550 million to settle privacy lawsuit over facial recognition tech
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook says it has agreed to pay $550 million to settle a class-action lawsuit regarding its use of facial recognition technology. The news, rep...
11:58 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Apple must pay $837 million for infringing Wi-Fi patents from Caltech, jury decides
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Nearly four years after the California Institute of Technology sued Apple and Broadcom for allegedly infringing four of the university’s patents...
11:04 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge LastPass is discontinuing its native Mac app and replacing it with a more universal web app
The original native LastPass Mac app Password management app LastPass has announced it will be discontinuing its native macOS app on February 29th, directing users in an email to switch ...
10:51 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Nest thermostats can alert homeowners of potential heating or cooling problems
Google is testing a feature that can send Nest owners alerts about their furnaces when “unusual or unexpected patterns” are detected. The HVAC alerts will be automatically sent to subs...
10:38 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Delta is limiting flights between the US and China due to coronavirus outbreak
Delta announced today that it will be temporarily reducing flights between the US and China due to “significantly reduced customer demand” that has resulted from concerns about the cor...
10:29 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge A proposed House bill is threatening to rework NASAs plans to return humans to the Moon
An artistic rendering of how NASA plans to send humans to the Moon | Image: NASA A proposed piece of legislation from the House threatens to change NASA’s efforts to return humans to t...
10:10 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge FTC says audio cloning is getting better
Rapid progress in voice cloning technology is making it harder to tell real voices from synthetic ones. But while audio deepfakes — which can trick people into giving up sensitive inform...
10:10 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge FTC says the tech behind audio deepfakes is getting better
Rapid progress in voice cloning technology is making it harder to tell real voices from synthetic ones. But while audio deepfakes — which can trick people into giving up sensitive inform...
10:10 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge 2020s new emoji include the transgender flag and more gender-inclusive options
Image: Emojipedia The Unicode Consortium has revealed 117 new emoji that will be rolled out later this year as part of Emoji 13.0. There are 62 new emoji and 55 new gender and skin tone ...
09:51 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Facebooks messaging apps are more important than ever as revenue growth stalls
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Facebook’s global expansion continues unabated, as the company now reports that at least 2.26 billion people use at least one of the company...
09:50 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Googles tearjerker Super Bowl ad is sad and creepy
Google’s new Super Bowl ad is going to hit you in the feels, and that’s what it intends. Remember its “Dear Sophie” and “Parisian Love” commercials? I admit I got a little chok...
09:43 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Teslas record 2019 has bought it some breathing room
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Tesla’s record-setting number of sales in 2019 also helped the electric automaker generate more money in one year than ever before, the company annou...
09:36 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Tesla says it will start delivering the Model Y this spring, months ahead of schedule
Tesla says it’s ready to start delivering the Model Y compact SUV in the first quarter of 2020, in a letter to investors. That’s ahead of schedule, a first for the company. If the Mod...
09:19 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Office, Surface, and cloud businesses lead Q2 results
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft posted the second quarter of its 2020 financial results today, reporting revenue of $36.9 billion and net income of $11.6 billion. Surfa...
09:07 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge How to ghost Grubhub and order your restaurant takeout ethically
Illustration by Angie Wang Online food delivery services can often provide a valuable service, especially when you plan to order ahead, put in a larger order, have specific dietary ...
09:05 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge UPS is buying thousands of electric vans and teaming up with Waymo to accelerate the future of delivery
For years, UPS has been gesturing toward a future where some of its delivery vehicles are electric, autonomous, or drones. Now, the delivery giant is taking steps to make that happen with ...
08:37 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge US House Ethics Committee is advising politicians against sharing deepfakes
The US House Ethics Committee informed House members yesterday that posting audio or video that has been altered for misleading effect on social media, also known as deepfakes, might be in...
08:13 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Grubhub lets customers order from restaurants that never agreed to be on its platform
Grubhub has a new “growth hacking” strategy that includes creating a restaurant listing on its platform for places it doesn’t even partner with. According to a new report by the San ...
07:47 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Google is temporarily shutting down all China offices due to coronavirus outbreak
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is temporarily shutting down all of its China offices due to the coronavirus outbreak, the company confirmed to The Verge on Wednesday. The...
07:46 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Lyft is laying off 90 employees as it struggles to become profitable
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Lyft announced a round of staff cuts amid questions about the company’s ability to stem its enormous losses and show how it can achieve prof...
07:00 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Robots learn to sweat to stop overheating
Sweat, robot, sweat, robot: a close-up of one of the soft robotic “fingers” sweating. | Image: Mishra et al For the roboticist who has everything, here’s something new: a soft robo...
06:26 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge The US just showed it still believes Chinese-made drones are a security risk
The US Department of the Interior said today it would continue to keep its entire drone fleet grounded, except when used for emergencies like firefighting, as the department reviews if the...
05:54 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge MoviePass is deader than ever as parent company officially goes bankrupt
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge In case you thought the MoviePass saga would remain a smoldering heap of yesterday’s news from here on out, guess again. Helios and Matheson Analytics...
05:47 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Spotify will give you all of Gimlet Medias secrets to making a good podcast
Spotify Spotify’s going all-in on podcasting, which means it needs more people to make shows. In an effort to demystify the podcasting industry and encourage people to pursue their own...
05:20 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge How to use your Fitbit to monitor your blood oxygen levels
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Earlier this month, Fitbit quietly rolled out blood oxygen monitoring to five of its devices: the Versa, Versa 2, Versa Lite, Ionic, and Charg...
05:18 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Apple reportedly working on tracking tags, high-end headphones, a new wireless charger, and more
Image: 9to5Mac Apple may have a busy few months up ahead, with the company reportedly planning to release its rumored Tag trackers; a new high-end set of headphones; updated iPad Pro, Ma...
05:16 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Tesla review: a weird, fourth-wall-breaking take on the internets favorite inventor
Sundance Institute Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2020 Sundance Film Fes...
05:11 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Luminarys latest attempt to become a podcast powerhouse is teaming with former HBO visionary
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Podcast company Luminary received a wave of negative attention following its controversial debut, but the company might be trying to turn thin...
05:06 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Lincoln will build an electric vehicle using EV startup Rivians tech
Photos by Sean O’Kane / The Verge The Lincoln Motor Company has confirmed it’s developing an all-electric vehicle that will be powered by tech from EV startup Rivian. It will be Linc...
05:06 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge LG now banning all employee travel to China to protect against coronavirus risk
Photo by Anusak Laowilas/NurPhoto via Getty Images Electronics giant LG is issuing a blanket employee travel ban to China amid the coronavirus outbreak. The South Korean company says it ...
04:25 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Weathering With You wraps our climate crisis around a love story
Weathering With You is the latest film from Makoto Shinkai, the writer and director who shot to worldwide fame with 2016’s Your Name. Your Name was tremendous; it became the highest-gros...
04:09 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge The Twitch streamer behind Tfues custom $3,500 mechanical keyboard
Inside the burgeoning world of custom keyboard making Continue reading… ...
04:04 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Verge readers can get a two-pack of Google Nest Mini speakers for just $47
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge It’s not tough to get around paying the full $49.99 price on Google’s Nest Mini smart speaker. Right now, Google sells them for $35 each, and during ...
04:00 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Elizabeth Warren wants harsher penalties for sharing disinformation about voting
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images On Wednesday, presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) unveiled a new plan to fight disinformation, aiming to stem the effect of the Russian tr...
04:00 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge American Airlines cancels some flights to mainland China after coronavirus outbreak
Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images American Airlines will suspend flights between Los Angeles and mainland China from February 9th to March 27th due to a “significant decline in de...
03:22 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Everything you need to know about the coronavirus from China
Photo by VIVEK PRAKASH/AFP via Getty Images Public health experts around the globe are scrambling to understand, track, and contain a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China at the start...
03:16 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge SpaceX successfully launches its fourth batch of internet-beaming Starlink satellites
Update January 29th, 10:10AM ET: SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket on time this morning, deploying all 60 satellites into orbit. The rocket also performed another landing on...
03:00 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge iOS and Mac calendar app Fantastical is moving to a subscription model
Image: Fantastical Calendar app Fantastical is getting a big update simultaneously across all Apple platforms that adds a bunch of new features, but also moves its signature software to ...
02:49 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Samsungs upgraded Galaxy Tab S6 5G is the worlds first 5G tablet
Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Tab S6 5G, a 5G variant of 2019’s Tab S6 tablet that also takes the crown as the world’s first 5G tablet, as spotted by Android Central. As ...
02:41 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Democrats are pushing a National Climate Bank
Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images The idea of a National Climate Bank is catching on in Congress, and it could infuse billions of dollars into efforts to eliminate the US’s planet-h...
02:00 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Roku is combining its soundbar and wireless speakers into a surround sound system
Image: Roku Roku is doing the obvious thing: it’s creating a surround sound system that brings together the company’s Smart Soundbar, subwoofer, and Roku TV Wireless speakers for a m...
01:42 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge EU supports Huawei use in 5G networks in defiance of US
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The European Union has issued a set of guidelines on the use of high-risk vendors like Huawei for building the single market’s 5G networks. Alth...
01:15 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge WarnerMedia takes $1.2 billion revenue hit in hopes that HBO Max pays off in the long run
Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for WarnerMedia HBO Max is going to cost AT&T a lot of money — but company executives are mostly fine with a short-term loss if the long-term ga...
01:10 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Wireless carriers may soon boost speeds with a bunch of free spectrum
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Wireless carriers are expected to start boosting LTE speeds and augmenting their 5G rollouts later this year with a swath of spectrum that, as of ...
12:30 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Watch SpaceX launch its fourth batch of internet-beaming Starlink satellites
A week after performing a crucial test flight for NASA, SpaceX is poised to launch yet another Falcon 9 rocket from Florida. This mission is tasked with sending up the latest batch of inte...
12:00 pm - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge The Scroll subscription service is an ingenious web technology hack
Image: Scroll Welcome back to Processor, a newsletter about computers and also sometimes other things. You are probably expecting me to spend several paragraphs making fun of Google for ...
11:08 am - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Googles upcoming call recording feature could also support transcription
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg Code discovered in the latest version of the Google Phone app has revealed more details about its unannounced call recording feature, 9to5Google reports....
11:00 am - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Misinformation about the coronavirus is threatening to overwhelm tech platforms
Women in Hong Kong sitting on the street with sanitary masks to prevent coronavirus infections. | Photo by Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images One result of a world i...
10:07 am - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Apples Powerbeats 4 appear in latest iOS 13 update
The icon shows the headphones with a cable attached to their rear rather than their front. | Image: MacRumors Apple could soon launch a new version of its Powerbeats earbuds if imagery d...
09:00 am - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Warehouse robots are sharing data to master human jobs
A robot made by Covariant installed in Right now, in a warehouse not far from Berlin, a bright yellow robot is leaning over a conveyor, picking items out of crates with the assurance of ...
08:36 am - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge British Airways suspends all China flights due to coronavirus outbreak
Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images British Airways has suspended all its direct flights to mainland China in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Reuters reports. “We...
12:25 am - Wed, January 29, 2020
The Verge Hackers hijacked nearly half of the NFLs Twitter accounts, as well as ESPN and UFC
The social media accounts of almost half of the teams in the National Football League, as well as the official NFL account, were hacked, the NFL said in a statement today. Some ESPN social...
11:21 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Apple is limiting China travel and has closed one retail store due to coronavirus outbreak
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Tuesday that the company began limiting employee travel to China last week amid the coronavirus outbreak, and that Appl...
11:08 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge NASAs next big space observatory will likely miss its target launch date again
NASA’s next big space observatory — the James Webb Space Telescope — probably won’t launch in March 2021, potentially creating added costs for the long-delayed and over-budget prog...
10:58 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Google aims to unify its workplace tools and messaging apps into one service
Photo by Michele Doying / The Verge Google is working on another communications application, this one for workplaces, that will combine several different platforms it already operates, a...
10:29 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge US colleges are trying to install location tracking apps on students phones
Image: Alex Castro / The Verge Barely over a year ago, we pointed out how dystopian it seemed when Chinese schools added “smart uniforms” to track their students’ attendance. But U...
09:40 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Apples iPhone 11 and AirPods help company hit a new revenue record
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple reported its first quarter results for fiscal year 2020 this afternoon, offering an important look into the company’s holiday sales qu...
09:37 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Irans favorite ride-sharing app was secretly available on the App Store
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A popular Iranian ride-sharing app that was kicked off the App Store appeared to return this week under a new name, despite American sanctions. I...
09:27 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Everything you need to know about the coronavirus from China
Photo by VIVEK PRAKASH/AFP via Getty Images Public health experts around the globe are scrambling to understand, track, and contain a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China at the start...
09:24 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Hackers hijacked nearly half of the NFLs Twitter accounts, and theyre still going
The social media accounts of several NFL teams and one belonging to the NFL were hacked, the NFL said in a statement today. Nearly half of the teams in the league had their Twitter account...
08:52 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge The long road to Kentucky Route Zero
It took a few years, but the end of Kentucky Route Zero is finally here. Today sees the launch of Act V of the haunting, surreal adventure game, closing out a protracted saga for both play...
08:26 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Nintendos mobile games have made over $1 billion, mostly thanks to Fire Emblem Heroes
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Nintendo has crossed over $1 billion in revenue from its mobile games for Android and iOS according to a new report from SensorTower — large...
08:24 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Iowa Republican receives cease-and-desist for using a beloved kid meme so the Lefties stay triggered
The mother of “Success Kid” Sammy Griner has sent a cease-and-desist notice to to Rep. Steve King, who she called a “vile man” for using the viral image of the toddler with a clenc...
08:24 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Head of Harvards chemistry department arrested for lying about work with China
Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images The head of Harvard’s chemistry and chemical biology department, Charles Lieber, was charged Tuesday with making false statem...
07:54 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge iPhone maker Foxconn says coronavirus outbreak wont affect production
Image: SAM YEH/AFP via Getty Images Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn, which manufactures key products for countless tech companies including Apple, says it will not be adjusting any m...
07:43 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge United Airlines suspends some China flights after coronavirus outbreak
Photo by Daniel Slim / AFP via Getty Images United Airlines is suspending some flights to and from China because of a “significant decline in demand” brought on by the emerging coron...
07:36 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge BoJack Horsemans finale signals the end of a Netflix era
When it premiered in 2014, it was one of Netflix’s earliest, best shows — and it would have failed in 2020. BoJack Horseman, one of Netflix’s longest-running shows, comes to an end t...
07:30 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge To contain disease outbreaks, health officials rely on peoples trust
Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu via Getty Images As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, the Chinese government and health officials around the world are counting on an intangible factor to h...
07:18 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Google Translate will transcribe translations in real time on Android
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google plans to add a live transcription feature to its Google Translate app for Android at some point in the future. The feature will allow users...
07:00 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Facebook expects to launch oversight board this summer
Facebook expects its long-simmering oversight board to begin hearing cases this summer, with board members to be announced “in the coming months.” The announcement came on Tuesday, as ...
06:43 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Apples latest iOS update fixes a location tracking bug and makes Screen Time limits more secure
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple today released iOS 13.3.1, and the new update contains two important fixes. First, it eliminates a Communication Limits workaround that ...
06:38 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Scroll makes hundreds of websites ad-free for $5 per month
Image: Scroll A new subscription service called Scroll is offering ad-free access to hundreds of websites — not by blocking the ads, but by working with an expanding group of publisher...
06:25 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Hackers hijacked nearly half of the NFLs Twitter accounts
The social media accounts of several NFL teams and one belonging to the NFL were hacked, the NFL said in a statement today. Nearly half of the teams in the league had their Twitter account...
06:20 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Zola review: proof that a viral Twitter thread can make a great movie
Anna Kooris / Sundance Institute Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2020 Sun...
05:53 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge CDC expands health screenings for coronavirus to 20 airports
Photo by David McNew / Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its enhanced health screening to 20 airports as part of its efforts to identify people wit...
05:40 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Former Windows chief reveals Microsofts reaction to the iPad
Former Windows chief Steven Sinofsky has revealed his perspective of being on the Windows team when Apple unveiled the iPad 10 years ago this week. Microsoft tried to make tablet PCs a thi...
05:35 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Google is adding Metro Exodus as one of 7 games to claim with Stadia Pro subscription
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google announced today that two new games are coming to Stadia Pro, the subscription plan that lets customers of its Stadia cloud gaming servi...
05:33 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Facebooks Clear History tool is now available to everyone
Image: Facebook Facebook’s Clear History tool is now available in all countries, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a blog post today. It’s part of a new section in your settings calle...
05:03 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Z Flip fully revealed in leaked images
Image: WinFuture Rumors about Samsung’s next foldable, the vertically folding Galaxy Z Flip, have been swirling for weeks. But thanks to a new leak, the full details for the upcoming f...
05:00 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Moment announces its first accessories for mirrorless and DSLR cameras
Moment announces its first Variable ND filters for DSLR cameras and drones | Image: Moment Moment, a company that’s well-known for its smartphone and drone accessories, has announced a...
04:55 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Moto G8 and G8 Power leak with hole-punch displays and midrange specs
The Moto G8 (pictured) will have a hole-punch notch and a triple-camera array on its rear. | Image: Motorola / 91Mobiles Motorola’s upcoming Moto G8 and G8 Power have been detailed in ...
04:25 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Pokmon Home cloud storage service will launch in February for $3 a month
Image: Nintendo / Game Freak The Pokémon Company is making it easier for players to keep all of their pokémon from every game in one place with a cloud storage service known as the Pok...
04:23 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge This leather AirPods Pro case makes Apples earbuds feel more premium
Nomad has released a new AirPods Pro case, and, like the company’s previous AirPod cases, it’s thoughtfully designed for something that’s effectively just a case that you put on top ...
04:22 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Google Nest Hub smart displays are buy one, get one free at Best Buy
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Some products are worth buying at full price, but Google’s Nest Hub smart display shouldn’t be one of them. This device launched for $129, but it’s...
03:48 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge The new Cadillacs are getting automatic lane-changing, thanks to updated Super Cruise
Super Cruise, the hands-free driver assistance system from General Motors, is getting a major upgrade. An enhanced version of the advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) will be introduce...
03:26 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge How to extend your Fitbits battery life
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge When your Fitbit dies in the middle of a workout or fails to register an excellent night’s sleep, it can be a frustrating experience. Batte...
03:00 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Heres how robots could repair or dispose of broken satellites in orbit
These days, building and launching your own satellite means creating a sophisticated piece of technology — and then flinging it into space where you’ll never see it again. That means i...
02:45 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Samsung Galaxy S9 phones are starting to get Android 10
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Almost two full years after they were released in March 2018, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are starting to get updated to Android 10, with the up...
02:20 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Little America review: small ideas about the immigrant experience
Image: Apple TV Plus According to its Apple TV Plus webpage, Little America is “an anthology of funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring, and surprising stories about the lives of immigra...
02:00 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Surface Pro X is the worlds most extravagant Chromebook
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg I’ve been revisiting the Microsoft Surface Pro X ever since the Chromium version of Edge became official — though what I’ve been using is the still...
01:51 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Neil Young says the MacBook Pro has Fisher-Price audio quality
Musician Neil Young and tech executive Phil Baker have been trying to push the tech industry to make it easier for consumers to listen to high-quality audio for almost a decade now. The du...
01:50 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge The Outer Worlds dystopian future is far off, but its not impossible
How a game can help us explore potentially worrying futures Continue reading… ...
01:30 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S20
The Galaxy S20 Ultra (left) and S20 Plus (right) | Image: Evan Blass (@evleaks) / Twitter Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S20 — the successor to last year’s Galaxy S10, an...
01:00 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge How Amazon escapes liability for the riskiest products on its site
Illustration by Alex Castro Who’s at fault when something you buy on Amazon goes bad? Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Everything we think we know about Samsungs next foldable phone
Image: 王奔宏 via Weibo Samsung’s next Unpacked event, where the company is expected to announce its next flagship phones, is taking place on February 11th, and the rumor ...
12:13 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge UK defies US and refuses to ban Huawei from 5G networks
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The UK will allow “high-risk vendors” like Huawei to supply equipment for its 5G network infrastructure, the government announced today. The a...
12:00 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge The iPad is still finding its place ten years in
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Limiting and liberating Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Zoom vulnerability would have allowed hackers to eavesdrop on calls
Getty Images/iStockphoto Cybersecurity research company Check Point Research says in a report out today that it found security flaws in videoconferencing platform Zoom that would have al...
11:33 am - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Karma Automotive to build electric truck and SUV from Fiskers ashes
Karma has released a teaser image of its upcoming pickup. | Image: Karma Automotive Karma Automotive, the automaker previously known as Fisker Automotive, is working on an electric picku...
11:00 am - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge What tech companies should do about their content moderators PTSD
A content moderator works at an office in Tampa, FL in 2019 | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales On Friday I published a report confirming what had been obvious to anyone who spends much t...
11:00 am - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Filmic DoubleTake lets you record from two iPhone cameras at the same time
Users can choose two of the four lenses to record from on the iPhone 11 Pro. Filmic is releasing a new app for iPhones today that allows you to capture video from two cameras at once. Th...
02:25 am - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Facebook and Razer are restricting employee travel to China amid coronavirus outbreak
Photo by Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Facebook and gaming hardware maker Razer are among the first US technology companies to begin restricting travel to China amid the ...
02:25 am - Tue, January 28, 2020
The Verge Facebook, Razer, and LG are restricting employee travel to China amid coronavirus outbreak
Photo by Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Facebook and gaming hardware maker Razer are among the first US technology companies to begin restricting travel to China amid the ...
11:19 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Sandy Hook truther arrested for doxxing grieving dad
Photo by John Moore/Getty Images A man who spread conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook shooting and allegedly harassed victims’ families was arrested Monday morning in Florida. The...
11:14 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Peregrine falcons nesting in the Boeing MAX hangar will be kicked out soon
Photo by: Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images For Boeing, there have been many consequences to the two fatal 737 Max crashes that left 346 people dead. The company halted pro...
11:05 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Fiat Chryslers new Uconnect 5 software is built on Android, adds Alexa support and better OTA updates
Image: FCA Fiat Chrysler (FCA) today announced the newest version of its infotainment system for cars, Uconnect 5. The new system adds tons of new features for future Chrysler, Dodge, Je...
07:35 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Plague Inc. developer reminds players it is just a game amid coronavirus outbreak
Chinese tourists wearing masks use smartphones in the Ginza shopping district on January 24, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. | Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images As the coronavirus outbreak con...
07:13 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Go read these reports showing how an antivirus company tracked everything its users clicked online
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge You might install antivirus software on your computer to protect your privacy and make sure no one is snooping on what you’re up to. But if you ...
07:05 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Atari-branded hotels with e-sports studios and game rooms are coming to the US
Image: Atari Atari has licensed its name for a number of brand partnerships in the gaming space, but the company’s latest deal to build eight Atari-branded hotels marks its foray into ...
06:40 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Preorders for Motorolas Razr are now backed up until mid-February
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge If you place a preorder for Motorola’s Razr right now, you won’t receive the phone until February 18th — more than 10 days after its launch date. ...
06:00 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Bird gobbles up another rival scooter startup, this time in Europe
Bird has announced that it will acquire Circ, a leading electric scooter rental business in Europe and the Middle East. The acquisition is the latest sign of consolidation among e-scooter ...
05:35 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Netflixs first full Ghost in the Shell trailer shows the series like youve never seen it before
To call Netflix’s visual take on Ghost in the Shell different would be an understatement. The animated series has gotten a full makeover in the form of CGI that looks more suited to a Pi...
05:20 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Todays best discounts are on Amazons Echo Buds, the latest iPad, and more
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Today’s best deals are a mix of fresh offers we’re seeing for the first time and a few returning favorites. The headliner is Amazon’s Echo Buds, wh...
05:00 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Kentucky Route Zeros final act was worth the wait
Kentucky Route Zero starts out slow and simple. An old man named Conway pulls into a gas station to ask for directions. He has a rusting truck, rumbling away in the background, stuffed wit...
04:00 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Apples iPad changed the tablet game 10 years ago today
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A third category of device between the smartphone and laptop Continue reading… ...
03:18 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Motorola might finally give Samsung some stylus phone competition
Image: @evleaks There’s been a lot of excitement around Motorola’s revived Razr and its folding screen. But a new image from Evan Blass (as reported by Engadget) suggests that a nost...
03:16 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge The latest iPad is back to its lowest price yet today
Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Today is the 10th anniversary of the original iPad being announced. Coincidence or not, the seventh-generation iPad with a 10.2-inch display is back down to its ...
03:11 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge YouTube is using massive e-sports leagues to take on Twitch in big live-streaming bet
Activision Blizzard Amazon’s Twitch, Microsoft’s Mixer, and Google’s YouTube are all in the middle of individual creator wars, placing million-dollar bets on the biggest gaming str...
03:00 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Eve V creators next crowd-developed product is a monitor
Eve, the Finnish hardware startup that crowdsourced ideas for what turned out to be a pretty great Windows 2-in-1 but then struggled to meet demand, has announced its next product. The Spe...
02:44 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge How to set up and use Fitbit Pay
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge In the mid-2010s, it seemed like every tech company launched a proprietary payment solution. Everyone from Apple and Google to Samsung, Chase,...
02:15 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Amazons Echo Buds are $40 off today
Photo: Chris Welch / The Verge Amazon’s Echo Buds are on sale for $90, in what appears to be their first sale since launching in October. The wireless earbuds normally sell for $130, w...
02:14 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Googles US antitrust worries could be entering a more serious phase
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge At least seven state attorneys general are meeting with US Justice Department attorneys next week in what could be the first step toward the two g...
02:00 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge GM will spend $2.2 billion to build electric and autonomous vehicles at Detroit plant
Last week, GM-subsidiary Cruise unveiled the Origin, its first self-driving car without a steering wheel or pedals. At the time, the company’s CEO Dan Ammann promised to reveal productio...
01:44 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Hundreds of Amazon employees put jobs at risk by criticizing firms climate change policy
Members of Amazon Employees for Climate Justice protest outside Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, September 2019. | Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images Hundreds of Amazon workers ar...
01:00 pm - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Why cancer-spotting AI needs to be handled with care
Illustration by Ana Kova Accelerating cancer diagnoses could hurt more than it helps Continue reading… ...
11:17 am - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Microsoft is helping Google improve Chromes tab management
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft launched its new Edge Chromium-powered browser earlier this month on both macOS and Windows. The launch marked just over a year after th...
10:51 am - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge The UK wont implement EUs controversial copyright directive after Brexit
Photo by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images The UK government won’t adopt the EU’s controversial copyright directive after it leaves the bloc on January 31st, though politicians...
10:31 am - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Apple imagines iMac built into curved sheet of glass
Image: Apple / USPTO Apple applied for a patent for an ambitious design for a new all-in-one computer which integrates both its keyboard and screen into a single curved sheet of glass. T...
10:17 am - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge Microsoft forced to create a free Windows 7 update just days after updates ended
Microsoft released its final public security updates for Windows 7 earlier this month, ending support for the operating system after more than 10 years. While the final updates looked pret...
12:15 am - Mon, January 27, 2020
The Verge The unofficial Apple Archive is on deaths door once more
Image: Apple via Apple Archive I hope you got your fill of the unofficial Apple Archive last week, because that expansive collection of over 15,000 classic Apple advertisements, internal...
07:01 pm - Sun, January 26, 2020
The Verge Motorola on the Razrs folding screen: bumps and lumps are normal
Today’s the day that the Motorola Razr is available for pre-sale for $1499, exclusively on Verizon. Motorola originally said that it should begin shipping on February 6th, but it looks l...
04:20 pm - Sun, January 26, 2020
The Verge Spree review: in search of an audience
Sundance Film Festival Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2020 Sundance Film...
03:00 pm - Sat, January 25, 2020
The Verge This weeks best deals include Eeros mesh Wi-Fi kit, the Google Pixel 4, and more
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge The weekend is a good time to catch up on everything, including deals that you might have missed throughout the week. Below, you’ll find a mix of new s...
03:00 pm - Sat, January 25, 2020
The Verge 9 new trailers you should watch this week
Image: Disney I feel like war movies all too often take the form of action films focused on big, broad, and misguided emotions like glory. So it was a wonderful surprise watching Jojo Ra...
01:58 am - Sat, January 25, 2020
The Verge Jeff Bezos girlfriend shared compromising texts with her brother, who sold them, WSJ reports
Photo by SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP via Getty Images New York prosecutors have evidence suggesting that Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, shared compromising texts about her affair with B...
12:42 am - Sat, January 25, 2020
The Verge Vine successor Byte is available now on iOS and Android
Image: Byte Dom Hofmann, the co-creator of Vine who has been quietly working on a successor to the short-form video platform, says the new app, called Byte, is available now on iOS and A...
12:04 am - Sat, January 25, 2020
The Verge US pulls rule that would have made it harder for American companies to sell to Huawei
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The US Department of Commerce has pulled a potential regulation would have made it more difficult for US companies to sell to Huawei, according to...
10:47 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge All of the updates on the new coronavirus
Photo by Getty Images Public health officials are working to limit the spread of the virus Continue reading… ...
10:40 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Clayton Christensen, who coined the term disruptive innovation, dies at 67
Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival Clayton Christensen, the business scholar who coined the term “disruptive innovation,” died at a Boston hospital this we...
10:05 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Heres the logo for Trumps Space Force, and it looks awfully familiar
President Donald Trump on Friday revealed the official logo for the Space Force, the newest branch of the armed forces and part of the existing United States Air Force department, in a twe...
09:50 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge If youre feeling nervous about the coronavirus, youre not alone
Photo by Maverick Asio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Your risk of catching the new coronavirus is probably low if you haven’t recently been to Wuhan, China (where the virus ...
09:20 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge YouTube signs exclusive streaming deal for Activision e-sports like Call of Duty and Overwatch
Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images Video game publisher Activision Blizzard has entered into a multiyear partnership with Google that will see the search giant’s cloud platform power ...
07:56 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge How to download apps for your Fitbit
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge So you’re the owner of a brand-new Fitbit Versa or Ionic smartwatch. Congratulations! If you’ve never used a smartwatch before, you may b...
07:40 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Pentagram designed a smart speaker thats like HitClips for kids
The Yoto Player, a connected speaker for kids, has more in common with old-school cassette players than smart speakers like Amazon Echo or Google Home devices. It deliberately doesn’t ha...
06:24 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge How to pick the right Fitbit for you
Photo by Natt Garun / The Verge Fitbit is probably one of the best-known brands of smartwatches / fitness trackers next to the Apple Watch, and its range of wearables offers something fo...
06:21 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Google is backtracking on its controversial desktop search results redesign
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google is backtracking on a controversial search engine redesign, announcing today that it will experiment with some elements of the new look in res...
06:16 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: iCloud encryption, Sonos apology, and folding phones
The Vergecast is back in the studio to talk about the location of math. The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller are joined by Russell Brandom to dig into the issues surroun...
05:51 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Aurora is finally ready to show the world what its been up to
Aurora, the self-driving car company founded by former Waymo engineer Chris Urmson, doesn’t do dog and pony shows. It doesn’t trot out its vehicles just to prove they exist or take jou...
05:36 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Can the new Call of Duty League be the NFL of competitive gaming?
Photo: Call of Duty League The Minneapolis Armory was home to the Lakers during the ‘50s, later became the site of iconic Prince and Aerosmith music videos, and in 1985, was designated...
05:09 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Facial recognition startup fends off accuracy doubts and legal claims after NYT report
Illustration by Alex Castro / Th Clearview AI, an artificial intelligence firm providing facial recognition technology to US law enforcement, may be overstating how effective its service...
05:00 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge More developers are making games for next-gen consoles than streaming services
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles are both expected to launch later this year, and developers are gearing up with new games. According to GDC’s...
04:21 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Androids AirDrop competitor demonstrated in new hands-on video
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A new hands-on video from XDA Developers has given us our best look yet at Android’s upcoming AirDrop-style sharing feature called Nearby Sharin...
04:14 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Second case of coronavirus confirmed in the US
Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images A second US case of the new coronavirus has been confirmed in a patient in Chicago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) repo...
04:06 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Beats new Solo Pro wireless noise-canceling headphones are $50 off
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge The Beats Solo Pro are $50 off at Best Buy, taking the price down to $249.99. This matches the lowest price we’ve seen yet. And to our knowledge, this ...
04:00 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge The best wireless earbuds to buy right now
It’s hard to make a bad choice, but Apple and Jabra remain the standouts Continue reading… ...
03:22 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Fortnite Chapter 2s second season is finally coming on February 20th
Image: Epic Games The long road to season 2 is almost over. Today, Epic Games revealed the release date for the second season of Fortnite Chapter 2, which will launch on February 20th. T...
03:15 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge YouTube moderators are being forced to sign a statement acknowledging the job can give them PTSD
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Content moderators for YouTube are being ordered to sign a document acknowledging that performing the job can cause post-traumatic stress disorder...
03:15 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Wiz Khalifa made a Sonic music video, and its pure nonsensical fun
When you think of Sega’s adorable, punky blue-haired Sonic the Hedgehog, do you think of Wiz Khalifa, Lil Yachty, Sueco the Child, and Ty Dolla Sign? You will now. The quartet teamed up...
02:54 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Save on the Google Pixel 3A and Pixel 4, and get a free gift card with purchase
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google’s most recent phones, the Pixel 3A and Pixel 4, are discounted and include a free (generous) gift card with purchase at a few retailers. Neithe...
02:41 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Production delays on Obi-Wan Disney series are part of a bigger Star Wars problem
Preproduction on Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated Obi-Wan Disney+ series is delayed as the series grapples with script issues and lead writer Hossein Amini’s departure, according to Vari...
02:35 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Now, you can use generative placeholder images for your web project
The tool can be used to generate art in various styles, including the abstract artist Piet Mondrian (this is not a Generative Placeholder so stop clicking on it). | Image: Generative Placeh...
02:00 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Apple Arcades latest game is a more family-friendly Fortnite called Butter Royale
Image: Mighty Bear Games Apple Arcade has so far been a great repository for polished, offbeat indie games that are best explored when you have some quiet time and perhaps no internet co...
02:00 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge The transforming Xbox 360 D-pad is proof that bad buttons can get better
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 will look at what some of those buttons and sw...
01:54 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge DirecTV is moving one of its satellites to a safer orbit over fears of explosion
Image: The Verge/Alex Castro DirecTV fears that one of its satellites in orbit might blow up soon, and it’s gearing up to move it to safety. Due to a problem with the satellite’s bat...
12:54 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge London police to deploy facial recognition cameras across the city
CCTV cameras on London’s Westminster Bridge. | Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images Live facial recognition cameras will be deployed across London, with the city...
12:00 pm - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge How much longer will we trust Googles search results?
Illustration by Alex Castro Happy Friday to you! I have been reflecting a bit on the controversy du jour: Google’s redesigned search results. Google is trying to foreground sourcing an...
11:00 am - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Big tech CEOs are learning the art of the filibuster
You maniacs sold out our second-ever Interface live event, with Uncanny Valley author Anna Wiener, in record time. Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket, and we’ll look into finding a b...
09:34 am - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Samsung to debut AirDrop competitor alongside Galaxy S20, report claims
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Samsung is developing its own alternative to Apple’s AirDrop file sharing service that will launch with the upcoming Galaxy S20, XDA Developers ...
04:44 am - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Ikea and Teenage Engineering launch co-developed speakers and party products
Two and a half years after Ikea first announced its collaboration with Swedish design collective Teenage Engineering, the products are going on sale. The Frekvens range (which translates t...
12:13 am - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Transcription service Rev is raising prices for the first time to $1.25 a minute
Image: Rev Online transcription service Rev is raising its prices for the first time ever, from $1 a minute to $1.25. The price hike was disclosed in a message the company sent to Rev tr...
12:05 am - Fri, January 24, 2020
The Verge Google I/O 2020 will kick off on May 12th
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google has just revealed that its next I/O developer conference will take place from May 12th to May 14th. The company revealed the date after users...
10:14 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Sonos CEO apologizes for confusion, says legacy products will work as long as possible
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Sonos CEO Patrick Spence just published a statement on the company’s website to try to clear up an announcement made earlier this week: on Tuesday, S...
10:12 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge This hour-long Splatoon concert features holographic squid kids
Arguably the most important characters in Splatoon 2 are Pearl and Marina, a pair of aquatic DJs who host the show that airs each time you boot up the game. Outside of a few rare events, y...
09:59 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Mean Girls channels Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game as culture becomes a ouroboros of remakes
Time to break out your best pink outfits because Mean Girls — the popular 2004 Tina Fey cult comedy film, which is based on Rosalind Wiseman’s 2002 book Queen Bees and Wannabes and has...
09:40 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge How to delete Cortana recordings and protect your privacy
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge If you use a PC, Xbox, or other Microsoft device, chatting with Cortana can be an easy way to get things done while your hands are occupied. But ...
09:37 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Samsungs next foldable may have an ultra thin glass display
Image: 王奔宏 via Weibo We first heard last month that Samsung’s rumored new foldable, possibly called the Galaxy Z Flip, will apparently fold clamshell-style similar to Motoro...
08:33 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Rocket League is killing online multiplayer on macOS and Linux
Image: Pysonix Today, Epic Games-owned Psyonix announced that it will stop supporting Rocket League on macOS and Linux starting in March. Psyonix says it will release a final patch on bo...
08:29 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Star Trek: Picard knows Star Trek is a hard sell in 2020
Meet Jean-Luc Picard, space dad. He was, for 178 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and four theatrical films, the captain of the starship Enterprise; an inherently trustworthy fat...
08:16 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Tech companies are too big, and weve allowed them to exercise monopoly power, says House Antitrust chairman David Cicilline
Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Last week, the House Antitrust Subcommittee held a unique hearing where executives from Sonos, Tile, Basecamp, and PopSockets lai...
08:01 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge 23andMe just laid off 100 employees
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Home DNA-testing company 23andMe is laying off 100 employees, which is around 14 percent of its workforce. The layoffs primarily affect the op...
07:43 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Uber is bringing its self-driving cars to Washington, DC
Uber’s self-driving cars will soon be jockeying for space on the streets of Washington, DC, with the ride-hailing company announcing it will begin collecting data to support the developm...
07:14 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge World Health Organization says its too early to declare global emergency over new coronavirus
Photo by Getty Images The World Health Organization (WHO) said today that it’s too early to declare an international public health emergency in response to the rapid spread of a new co...
07:00 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Read the report that concluded Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos phone
Photo by Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images This week, The Guardian posted a huge story reporting that Saudi Arabia hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone in May 2018 after he rece...
06:36 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Switzerlands drone delivery program to resume after crashes
Image: Swiss Post A Switzerland drone delivery service run by the Swiss Post is set to resume on January 27th, following a suspension of the program in August 2019 after two drone crashe...
06:34 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Google launches collaborative game to reveal when I/O 2020 is happening
Image: Google Every year, Google launches a game or puzzle that people can play to eventually learn the dates for the company’s annual I/O conference, and this year’s game is now liv...
06:30 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri was swatted last November
Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for WIRED Adam Mosseri, the CEO of Instagram and a longtime Facebook employee, became a target of an anonymous online attacker who called in a fake...
05:56 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge TikToks licensing deal with Merlin will give the platform access to a huge indie music selection
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok has signed a deal with the digital rights agency Merlin that will give the platform access to a huge selection of independent music. Effect...
05:39 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Everything you need to know about the new coronavirus in China
Photo by VIVEK PRAKASH/AFP via Getty Images Public health experts around the globe are scrambling to understand, track, and contain a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China at the start...
05:03 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Comcast plans price hikes for cable customers as it looks ahead to streaming Peacock launch
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge If you’re a Comcast cable subscriber, get ready to pay more. The company said on Thursday that rate “adjustments” are planned for 2020, as c...
05:00 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Samsungs T7 Touch puts a speedier SSD in a smaller, more secure case
Added security is nice, but the real improvement is the speed Continue reading… ...
04:58 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge How to secure your WhatsApp account from social hacking
Photo by Thomas Ricker / The Verge Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service is incredibly easy to set up, but this easy setup process means that your account is open to abuse if you’re ...
04:55 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge The Doomsday Clock is now at 100 seconds to midnight
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Humanity is now 100 seconds away from the apocalypse, according to the Doomsday Clock, which was updated today. That’s 20 metaphorical seconds closer ...
04:47 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge This powerful Alienware m17 gaming laptop is $700 off for a limited time
Image: Alienware Alienware’s previous-generation m17 gaming laptop is usually $1,999.99, but it’s steeply discounted right now from Dell. This 17-inch model houses Intel’s 9th Gen ...
04:20 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge France will delay controversial tech tax
Photo by Antoine Gyori/Corbis via Getty Images France and the United States have reached a truce on a debate over a controversial French “digital tax” that was set to hit some of Ame...
04:00 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Googles search engine for scientists upgraded for better data scouring
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google’s search engine for datasets, the cunningly named Dataset Search, is now out of beta, with new tools to better filter searches and access...
03:42 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Waymo is bringing its self-driving minivans and trucks to Texas and New Mexico
Waymo is hitting the open road and bringing some of its self-driving minivans and long-haul trucks to two new states. The Alphabet subsidiary said in a tweet on Thursday that it would depl...
03:25 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Fire breaks out during test of Firefly Aerospaces rocket in Texas
On Wednesday night, a fire broke out at Firefly Aerospace in Austin, Texas, while the company tested out the main engines on its newly developed Alpha rocket. The fire prompted a brief eva...
03:23 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge How to FBI-proof your encrypted iPhone backups
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you’re an iPhone user who is steadfast about retaining your privacy, you’re probably not very happy about the recent news that Apple is...
03:04 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Tetris returns to Android and iOS after EAs version shuts down
Just days after EA announced that its mobile Tetris games will shut down on April 21st, new Tetris developer N3twork released an officially licensed version of the popular puzzle game for ...
03:00 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Robot maker Boston Dynamics replaces CEO to prepare for new stage of growth
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Boston Dynamics, the creator of the internet’s favorite robot dog, is announcing a new CEO and developer conference as it begins selling its robots m...
02:23 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Apple Watch gym partnerships give you perks for working out
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple is launching a partnership program for gyms today called “Apple Watch Connected” that’s meant to highlight chains that integrate with its we...
02:07 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge How Bad Boys For Lifes directors brought back the 90s from Belgium
Bad Boys For Life pulls off one of the most unlikely tricks in blockbuster moviemaking: It’s the rare good third entry in a franchise, a successful soft reboot that introduces a small sq...
02:00 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Adobe Premiere Pro teases Google Drive-like collaborative editing
Adobe Adobe is previewing a new feature for Premiere Pro called Productions that’ll help teams work together on projects. Announced today at the Sundance Film Festival, the new panel w...
01:45 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Googles ads just look like search results now
The blurring of ads and search results. | Screenshot by Thomas Ricker / The Verge Last week, Google began rolling out a new look for its search results on desktop, which blurs the line b...
01:00 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Tinder will give you a verified blue check mark if you pass its catfishing test
Tinder Tinder is launching new safety features today, including a photo verification system that’ll place a blue check mark on daters’ profiles, a partnership with the safety app Noo...
12:00 pm - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Microsofts software plan for the Duo Android phone is surprisingly realistic
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Welcome back to Processor, a mostly daily newsletter mostly about computers, by which I mostly mean the consumer electronics industry at large...
11:00 am - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge PSA: Never open a WhatsApp message from the crown prince of Saudi Arabia
Photo by Thomas Ricker / The Verge Bay Area! I’ll be talking with Anna Wiener about Uncanny Valley, her brilliant new memoir of a life in tech, on February 4th at Manny’s in San Fran...
09:46 am - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Heres a first look at Android on Microsofts dual-screen Surface Duo
Microsoft unveiled its Surface Duo device at the company’s hardware event back in October. The dual-screen device includes two 5.6-inch displays (1350 x 1800) that fold out into an 8.3-i...
09:02 am - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Emoji reactions are sliding into Twitters DMs
Photo by Michele Doying / The Verge Twitter’s direct messages now support emoji reactions, the company has announced. To use them, you can either tap the small “heart and plus icon...
08:03 am - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Huawei developer conference postponed due to Wuhan coronavirus
Photo by Getty Images Huawei has announced the postponement of a major developers’ conference because of safety precautions around the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. HDC.Cloud 2...
08:00 am - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge I trained with Tonal, the Peloton for weightlifting
A lightweight trainer with a heavy price tag Continue reading… ...
05:00 am - Thu, January 23, 2020
The Verge Fujifilm announces X-T200 camera with better video and a new tilting screen
Fujifilm has announced the X-T200, the follow-up to 2018’s X-T100 mirrorless camera. It’s Fujifilm’s entry-level model with a built-in electronic viewfinder. The X-T200 looks pretty ...
10:28 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Ted Cruz now has an impeachment podcast, too
Image: Verdict Impeachment podcasts are the hot new thing in podcasting, and now one of the actual impeachment jurors is getting in on the boom. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) launched a podcas...
10:24 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Transportation shut down in city where new coronavirus originated
Photo by Getty Images Disease control officials in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the outbreak of the new and rapidly spreading virus began, announced that it’s shutting down transporta...
10:09 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Seattle is the first area in the US where residents can vote via smartphones
Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images King County, where Seattle is located, announced on Wednesday that it’s implementing smartphone voting for an upcoming board of supervisors election. ...
08:55 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Nintendo doesnt have to refund digital preorders, according to European court
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Nintendo fans in Europe got some bad news this week. A new court ruling sided with Nintendo’s ongoing practice to not let users cancel digital preord...
08:00 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Netflix has been looking for franchises, and The Witcher may be its answer
Image: Netflix Netflix wants people to know The Witcher is just as big, if not bigger, than Disney’s Mandalorian around the world. Franchise plays like The Witcher and movies like 6 Un...
07:39 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge How an experimental story about gender and warfare shook the sci-fi community
Isabel Fall’s story raised questions about how we read online Continue reading… ...
07:16 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Amazon Music passes 55 million customers as it chips away at Spotify and Apple Music
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Amazon Music often doesn’t get the same buzz as Spotify or Apple Music, but the service is still growing rapidly and is catching up to those competitor...
07:11 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Senator asks Jeff Bezos for more information on Saudi-linked hack
Photo by Erin Schaff for The Verge One day after news broke that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia may have been personally involved in the hack of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone, a Unite...
06:53 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Tesla strikes deal to sellcars in Michigan
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Tesla has reached a deal with Michigan that will allow the company to sell its cars directly in the state, bringing a multiyear legal battle t...
06:50 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge This is Microsofts vision for dual-screen apps on Windows 10X and Android
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Microsoft is starting to share more details on exactly how it imagines apps will run on dual-screen devices like the Surface Duo and Surface N...
06:48 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Teeth aligning company SmileDirectClub is using NDAs to stifle bad reviews online
Image: SmileDirectClub SmileDirectClub, a Warby Parker-style company that sells 3D-printed teeth aligners online that are typically cheaper than braces, has asked some customers dissatis...
06:40 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Netflix orders a Witcher anime following the success of the live-action show
Image: Netflix Following the success of Netflix’s live-action Witcher series, the streaming giant has ordered a new anime film from Korean animation house Studio Mir. Netflix hasn’t...
06:31 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Microsoft to force Chrome default search to Bing using Office 365 installer
Microsoft is planning to use the Office 365 installer to forcibly switch Chrome users over to the company’s Bing search engine. Microsoft’s Office 365 ProPlus installer, used by busine...
06:30 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge 100 Thieves puts streamers, streetwear, and e-sports together in new HQ
Photo: 100 Thieves The collision of e-sports, content creators, and streetwear now has a physical form with 100 Thieves’ newly unveiled headquarters. Today, the company officially open...
05:34 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Plastic giant Coca-Cola says people want its plastic
Coca-Cola stood by its single-use plastic bottle at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Speaking to the BBC, senior vice president Beatriz Perez shifted responsibility for the ...
05:22 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Watch Unitys gorgeous seven-minute sci-fi short The Heretic
Image: Unity The Heretic, Unity’s cinematic tech demo which it first teased at GDC last year, is now available to watch in its entirety. It’s still only seven minutes long, so don’...
05:20 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge NASA administrator on the year ahead: A lot of things have to go right
NASA has a big to-do list for 2020, as the agency continues to build its Artemis program with the goal of sending the first woman to the Moon by 2024. This year, NASA also hopes to start l...
04:46 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Amazons first USB-C tablet is $50 off for the first time
Amazon Fire HD 10. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you’ve been waiting for a discount on Amazon’s Fire HD 10, your wait is over. The tablet has been discounted to $9...
04:15 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Toss a Coin to Your Witcher is finally available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music
It took over a month, but Netflix is finally releasing an official version of the breakout musical hit from its popular Witcher series. “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” is now available t...
04:06 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Google publishes largest ever high-resolution map of brain connectivity
The new ‘connectome’ maps some 25,000 neurons in a fruit fly’s brain, a portion of which are shown here. | Image: Google / FlyEM Scientists from Google and the Janelia Research Ca...
04:00 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Pokmon Gos live events drove nearly $250 million in tourism revenue last year
Photo by Dani Deahl / The Verge Niantic Labs says its live events for augmented reality hit Pokémon Go contributed $247 million in tourism revenue last year across three cities. The ann...
03:13 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge The final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars gets a new trailer and February release date
Dave Filoni’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars is one of the most beloved entries in the expansive Star Wars universe, and a new trailer for its final season hints that fans will get the closur...
03:05 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge EAs Tetris mobile games will disappear from iOS and Android in April
Image: EA Tetris and Tetris Blitz, EA’s mobile versions of the classic puzzle game, are being discontinued. Android Police and MacRumors report that the apps will disappear from iOS an...
02:48 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge UN calls for immediate investigation into Saudi role in Jeff Bezos hack
MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images A 2018 spyware attack on Jeff Bezos’ phone escalated into an international scandal on Wednesday, as United Nations human rights experts issued a stern...
02:00 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Motorolas foldable Razr will launch on February 6th after delay
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge After a slight delay last month, Motorola’s highly anticipated foldable Razr now has a release date: it’ll be out on February 6th for $1,499, with p...
12:41 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge WhatsApps dark mode arrives in latest Android beta
Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The latest beta version of WhatsApp’s Android app has introduced a long-anticipated dark mode, WABetaInfo...
12:00 pm - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Can Apple live up to Apples privacy ads?
The thing that convulsed the internet for much of yesterday was this Reuters report that Apple decided against throwing away its keys to users’ encrypted iCloud backups after the FBI com...
11:00 am - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge The need for a federal privacy law has never been greater
Jay Sullivan, product management director for privacy and integrity in Facebook Messenger, testifies during a hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee December 10th in Washington, DC | Pho...
10:41 am - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Barstool Sports founder forced to delete tweet threatening to fire union supporters on the spot
Barstool Sports co-found David Portnoy posted anti-union tweets last August. | Photo by Tom Briglia/ Getty Images Barstool Sports has agreed to delete a pair of anti-union tweets and to ...
10:02 am - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Windows 7 extended security updates to cost German government around $887,000
The German government is facing a bill of around $887,000 (800,000 euros) for failing to upgrade to Windows 10 ahead of the Windows 7 end of support date last week. German newspaper Handel...
06:58 am - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Alleged Xbox Series X photos show off the port selection
Doug_DragoX (Twitter) The back panel of the Xbox Series X has been the subject of heightened speculation ever since AMD used a fake render of the upcoming console as part of its CES pres...
01:29 am - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Google designed an envelope you can use to hide your phone from yourself
Image: Google Today, Google launched three new experimental apps to help you use your phone less as part of its Digital Wellbeing initiative, including one that actually has you seal up ...
01:14 am - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Exclusive look at Cruises first driverless car without a steering wheel or pedals
The Origin is the GM subsidiary’s first attempt to build an fully autonomous car from the ground up Continue reading… ...
12:07 am - Wed, January 22, 2020
The Verge Google is giving free $130 Stadia gaming kits to new Verizon Fios subscribers
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Google has found its first major partner to help push the company’s nascent Stadia game streaming service in the United States: Verizon. Tonight the co...
11:58 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge The patent that would have cost Nintendo $10 million is worthless, judge rules
A Dallas company that successfully sued Nintendo for $10 million for patent infringement may not have invented anything in the first place, a federal court has ruled. Although the novelty ...
11:34 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Netflix uses Google Trends to claim The Witcher was more popular than The Mandalorian
Photo: Katalin Vermes / Netflix Netflix released its quarterly earnings report Tuesday afternoon, including a trove of new data on its latest hit, The Witcher. Among the data points Netf...
10:59 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Cold with a chance of falling iguanas, Miami National Weather Service warns
Photo by Tim Chapman/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Miami’s National Weather Service issued a warning for falling iguanas along with a cold front swooping through S...
10:51 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Saudi Arabian prince reportedly hacked Jeff Bezos phone with malicious WhatsApp message
Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Amazon Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was targeted and successfully hacked through WhatsApp from Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to ...
10:31 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Netflix grew bigger even amid competition from Baby Yoda
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Even with the high-profile launches of Disney+ and Apple TV Plus last fall, Netflix added more subscribers than expected in the last three months ...
10:19 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Oculus is dropping the Oculus Go from its business platform
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Oculus’ virtual reality business software program is dropping support for the budget Go headset, pushing users toward the fuller-featured Qu...
10:18 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Eight Senators snuck Apple Watches into impeachment hearings despite electronics ban
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Eight senators have been spotted wearing Apple Watches to President Trump’s impeachment trial, seemingly breaking the chamber’s ban on electronics d...
09:55 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT review roundup: the new desktop GPU to beat under $300
Image: AMD At CES 2020, AMD announced its new Radeon RX 5600 XT, a midrange $279 graphics card utilizing the company’s Navi architecture that sits between the cheaper RX 5500 series an...
09:49 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Netflix reveals that 76 million people watched at least two minutes of The Witcher
Netflix’s Q4 2019 earnings are here, and so are the first official numbers for Netflix’s latest streaming hit The Witcher. The company says the series was watched by 76 million househo...
09:31 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Under Armours smart scale and fitness tracker have stopped tracking weight, steps, and sleep
Under Armour may have stopped making connected health gadgets since 2017, but it’s now halting software support entirely for its HealthBox collection, which included a scale, a wristband...
09:13 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Starbucks sets new sustainability goals for the decade
Starbucks announced today that it’s going to slash the greenhouse gases it emits and waste it sends to landfills in half over the next decade. It’s also committing to conserving or rep...
08:35 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Boeing now says the 737 Max wont fly again until at least mid-2020
Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images Boeing on Tuesday announced that it’s now estimating its troubled 737 Max aircraft won’t fly again until at least mid-2020, a delay from the earlier...
08:29 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Pokmon: The First Movie remake on Netflix once again gives your favorite monsters a new look
Netflix is releasing a new, CGI animated version of the very first Pokémon movie. Dubbed Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, the remake of the 1998 film follows Ash and friends as ...
07:23 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge While you wait for Half-Life: Alyx, catch up on every classic Half-Life game for free
Half-Life: Alyx will launch in March 2020 for PC-based VR headsets, but right now, Valve is giving gamers the opportunity to catch up on (almost) everything Half-Life-related at no expense...
07:19 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge The US has its first case of the new Wuhan coronavirus
Illustration by Ana Kova A case of the new virus spreading rapidly in China has been reported in a patient in Seattle, Washington, Reuters reports. The patient had recently returned from...
07:09 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Dolittle will delight small children and drive adults mad
Sometimes you just want more for someone, even if they are rich, famous, and probably doing fine. Today, that person is Robert Downey Jr., star of Dolittle, in which he plays an eccentric ...
06:31 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su talks new Ryzen 4000 chips and out-performing Intel
AMD CEO Lisa Su at CES 2020 We’re still rolling out our Vergecast interviews from CES 2020 this month, and this week we have a chat with AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su. Dr. Su led AMD’s press ...
05:52 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Journalist Glenn Greenwald charged with cybercrimes for reporting in Brazil
Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP via Getty Images Brazilian prosecutors have charged journalist Glenn Greenwald with violating cybercrime laws, The New York Times reports. The co...
05:25 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge YouTube TV launches on PlayStation 4 as Vue shutdown nears
YouTube TV is now available on PlayStation 4, becoming the first third-party live TV subscription service to launch on Sony’s game console. Ever since the debut of its own PlayStation Vu...
05:21 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Mike Bloomberg says breaking up tech companies is not an answer
Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group Billionaire 2020 presidential contender Mike Bloomberg doesn’t think Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “know what they’re talki...
05:20 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Sonos and Tile execs warn Congress that Amazon, Google, and Apple are killing competition
Big Tech government hearings often devolve into predictable shouting matches, rambling tech support pleas, or a made-up internet legal doctrine. But last week, a congressional antitrust co...
04:18 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Lego releases new International Space Station set, sends it into the stratosphere
Image: Lego Lego is back with another new amazing spacecraft build set. This time, it’s a fairly realistic replica of the International Space Station, the orbiting laboratory helmed by...
04:09 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Buy two Blu-ray movies or video games, get one free from Amazon
A still from Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke You can save a good amount of cash on Blu-ray movies and video games on Amazon right now. In addition to discounts, it’s offering a “...
04:02 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Fortnite is holding a TikTok dance contest to find the next great emote
Image: Epic Epic is asking TikTok users to create Fortnite’s next emote. Over the weekend, Epic kicked off a weeklong contest that will award in-game prizes to someone who posts an ori...
04:00 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Skip pulls back the curtain on the high costs of electric scooter maintenance
Skip, an electric scooter rental startup that operates in and around Washington, DC, said it would start disclosing details about the maintenance and repair requirements of its fleet of tw...
03:44 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Microsofts CEO looks to a future beyond Windows, iOS, and Android
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella | Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images “What do you think is the biggest hardware business at Microsoft?” asked Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella last week during ...
03:31 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Legos new studio wants to make more poetic, artistic games
Just before Christmas, Lego released a very surprising new game. Called Builder’s Journey, it wasn’t exactly what many people expected from the toy giant. The company is well-known for...
03:00 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Aluminum is recyclings new best friend, but its complicated
Photo by Aric Crabb / Digital First Media / Bay Area News via Getty Images Can drinking water out of a can really save us? Continue reading… ...
02:24 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Uber tests letting California drivers set their own prices
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Uber is experimenting with a new feature in California that allows drivers to set their own prices for rides in some circumstances instead of ...
02:00 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Venmo will soon let you add GIFs to Venmo notes
Venmo will soon let you add custom animated GIFs to your transaction notes, the payment company announced today. If your Venmo feed is anything like mine, it’s already chock-full of flyi...
02:00 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Sonos will stop providing software updates for its oldest products in May
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In May, Sonos will stop providing software updates for its oldest products, and they’ll no longer receive any new features. The decision impacts...
01:58 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Apple reportedly scrapped plans to fully secure iCloud backups after FBI intervention
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple reportedly dropped plans to fully secure users’ iPhone and iPad backups after the FBI complained about the initiative, reports Reuters. A...
01:00 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Meet the 26-year-old socialist trucker running for Congress on TikTok
Jovelle Tamayo for The Verge ‘Yeet the rich’ Continue reading… ...
12:22 pm - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Tim Cooks favorite showerhead is now smaller and cheaper
Video: Nebia by Moen Nebia, the shower startup that counts Apple CEO Tim Cook among its early investors, has launched the third-generation of its shower system on Kickstarter. The big ne...
11:45 am - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Google favors temporary facial recognition ban as Microsoft pushes back
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The regulation of facial recognition is emerging as a key disagreement among the world’s biggest tech companies, with Alphabet and Google CEO Su...
10:47 am - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Googles Pixelbook Go Chromebook is now available in that pink color
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google’s Pixelbook Go Chromebook is available in a color other than black now that the “not pink” version of the laptop is shipping...
08:56 am - Tue, January 21, 2020
The Verge Disney is launching a week early in the UK and parts of Europe
The Mandalorian’s “Baby Yoda” has been one of the service’s biggest hits. | Image: Disney Disney+ will now launch in the UK and other markets in Western Europe on March 24th, one...
08:19 pm - Mon, January 20, 2020
The Verge Tesla says faulty acceleration allegation is completely false
Image: Tesla In response to a petition to the NHTSA complaining about “sudden unexpected acceleration” in a variety of Tesla models and model years, Tesla issued a forceful statement...
04:18 pm - Mon, January 20, 2020
The Verge Garmins new Tactix Delta smartwatch looks designed for a privacy-conscious Navy SEAL
Image: Garmin Garmin’s Tactix Delta is the latest in its lineup of rugged smartwatches built to military standards. New for the Tactix’s fourth generation is a big 1.4-inch display s...
04:09 pm - Mon, January 20, 2020
The Verge Huawei signs deal with TomTom for a Google Maps alternative
Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge Chinese phone maker Huawei will work with Dutch digital mapping company TomTom to put maps on its phones, Reuters reports. A TomTom spokesperson told Reut...
03:01 pm - Mon, January 20, 2020
The Verge Radiohead launched an online public library with rare tracks and a printable library card
Radiohead Alright, I’ll admit it: despite the headline above, a downloadable library card may be the least exciting part of the “Radiohead Public Library,” a new online collection ...
12:36 pm - Mon, January 20, 2020
The Verge Go read this NYT expose on a creepy new facial recognition database used by US police
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge Hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the US have started using a new facial recognition system from Clearview AI, a new investigation by ...
10:30 am - Mon, January 20, 2020
The Verge Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai says there is no question that AI needs to be regulated
Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has called for new regulations in the world of AI, highlighting the dang...
09:54 am - Mon, January 20, 2020
The Verge Instagram is dropping the annoying IGTV button
Instagram launched its IGTV service in June 2018. | Image: Instagram Instagram is removing the IGTV shortcut button from the top right corner of the Facebook-owned app’s home screen, r...
07:35 am - Mon, January 20, 2020
The Verge Samsung names Roh Tae-moon new smartphone boss
Samsung’s new mobile chief Roh Tae-moon. | Samsung Electronics Samsung Electronics has appointed Roh Tae-moon its new mobile chief, taking over from co-ceo DJ Koh, who’ll continue to...
07:04 am - Mon, January 20, 2020
The Verge Studio Ghibli films are coming to Netflix outside North America next month
Netflix has acquired the rights to 21 feature films from the beloved Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli for all regions outside the US, Canada, and Japan. The company will add the movi...
04:34 am - Mon, January 20, 2020
The Verge The iPad Pro can now run Fortnite at 120 frames per second
Epic Games has just released an update for the iOS version of Fortnite that unlocks a niche-but-cool feature if you have the hardware to support it: a 120 frames per second mode for the la...
04:00 pm - Sun, January 19, 2020
The Verge The Touryst is a bite-sized, open-world vacation game
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 can be starte...
03:56 pm - Sun, January 19, 2020
The Verge SpaceX successfully tests escape system on new spacecraft while destroying a rocket
(NASA/Joel Kowsky) SpaceX successfully launched one of its last big flight tests for NASA on Sunday morning, one that could ultimately pave the way for the company to fly people to space...
02:05 pm - Sun, January 19, 2020
The Verge Watch as SpaceXs newest spacecraft attempts to escape a fake rocket emergency
(NASA/Joel Kowsky) Update January 19th, 9:05AM ET: SpaceX is currently targeting 10:30AM ET for liftoff, a 30-minute delay from the previous time. The company is waiting for weather cond...
05:00 pm - Sat, January 18, 2020
The Verge Watch as SpaceXs newest spacecraft attempts to escape a fake rocket emergency
(NASA/Joel Kowsky) On Sunday, SpaceX is launching one of its last big flight tests for NASA, one that could ultimately pave the way for the company to fly people to space later this year...
03:00 pm - Sat, January 18, 2020
The Verge 7 new trailers you should watch this week
Image: Sony Pictures With all the noise around how there’ll probably never be a second season of Watchmen this week, I figured I should finally get around to writing about Watchmen sin...
12:43 am - Sat, January 18, 2020
The Verge Lenovo is building another standalone VR headset
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Lenovo hasn’t made the best bets in virtual reality so far, but it seems like the company’s about to try again — according to a new FCC ...
12:43 am - Sat, January 18, 2020
The Verge Lenovo is building another standalone VR headset, but its not for consumers
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Lenovo hasn’t made the best bets in virtual reality so far, but it seems like the company’s about to try again — according to a new FCC ...
10:22 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge No, the EU isnt asking Apple to kill the Lightning cable
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge You might have read headlines today about how the EU is looking to force Apple to ditch the Lightning cable. That’s not really true. Since 2009, the ...
09:57 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Its not just you: Google added annoying icons to search on desktop
Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images Google added tiny favicon icons to its search results this week for some reason, creating more clutter in what used to be a clean interface, and seemingly w...
08:16 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge YouTuber turns the GameCube Switch Joy-Cons of our dreams into reality
For practically as long as the Nintendo Switch and its removable Joy-Con controllers has existed, fans have been mocking up and wishing for Joy-Con-style GameCube controllers to use with t...
08:12 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Valve says its absolutely not working on Left 4 Dead 3
Valve Valve has put an end to rumors about Left 4 Dead 3 being in development, by stating that the studio hasn’t been working on it for years. “We’ve seen rumors to this effect for...
08:01 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Microsoft puts the pressure on Slack with first TV ad for Microsoft Teams
Microsoft is unveiling its first TV commercial for Microsoft Teams this weekend. A 30-second ad will air during Sunday’s NFL playoffs, and will also be shown in the UK, France, and Germa...
08:00 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Moogs new synth promises big bass in a pint-sized machine
Image: Moog Moog has officially announced a new synth called Subsequent 25 at this year’s NAMM in Anaheim, California. Replacing the adored Sub Phatty synth, Moog’s made several twea...
07:25 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Netflix will nearly double the number of French language originals
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Netflix today signaled a significant new investment in France with the opening of its new Paris office and a content roadmap that will see the...
06:01 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Were blowing it with self-driving car safety reporting, Cruise says
Photo by Andrej Sokolow/picture alliance via Getty Images Next month, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will release the latest batch of reports from companies testing self-dri...
05:26 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Disney is dropping Fox, rebranding its acquired studio as 20th Century Studios
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Disney’s landmark purchase of 20th Century Fox last year is complete, and now the company is looking to phase out the “Fox” branding in its ...
04:58 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Nvidias entry-level raytracing graphics card now costs $50 less
Photo by Stefan Etienne / The Verge If you’ve been waiting on a deal for Nvidia’s RTX 2060 desktop graphics card, the entry-level model in its lineup of raytracing-capable GPUs, an o...
04:29 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: Microsofts Edge Chromium launches, NBC reveals Peacock details, and our CES takeaways
The Vergecast is back in the studio after the holidays and CES. The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller get together to talk about the big takeaways from the Consumer Elect...
04:27 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Watch Sonos, Tile, and PopSocket testify against tech giants today
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge After a patent lawsuit against Google last week, Sonos is ready to go after Google (and potentially other tech giants) in front of Congress today. The au...
04:16 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Even pokmon are getting in on the ASMR mukbang trend
The Pokémon Company has released two ASMR videos to kick off your weekend: one featuring a Charmander peacefully snoozing beside a crackling fire, and one with a Chespin munching away on ...
04:09 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Android users can now experience the joy of being negged by CoStar
Co Star Today I am going to get to the bottom of things and take myself out to dinner because I have an Android phone and there is finally an Android version of the popular Co—Star ast...
03:42 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Tesla cars are accelerating without warning, prompting government scrutiny
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday that it is weighing whether to launch an investigation into “sudden unexpected ac...
03:29 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Joe Biden wants to revoke Section 230
Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images In an interview with The New York Times on Friday, former Vice President Joe Biden called for tech’s biggest liability shield, Section 230 of t...
03:22 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Facebook accused of shutting out mobile competitors in lawsuit
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is facing a federal lawsuit from mobile app developers that allege the company revoked access to data in an attempt to stifle competition...
03:12 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Bad Boys for Life is the years first pleasant surprise
The worst thing about Bad Boys for Life is that it is not heralded with a chart-topping rap collab between Nelly, P. Diddy, and Murphy Lee. The era of the St. Lunatics is firmly behind us....
03:10 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Google reportedly working on Steam support for Chromebooks
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Chrome OS may one day be able to play games from Steam. In an interview with Android Police, a Chrome OS product leader said that Google is workin...
03:00 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge TikToks favorite chemistry teacher wants you to be careful with hydrogen peroxide
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge High school chemistry teacher Phil Cook (@chemteacherphil) didn’t know anything about TikTok until one Friday in August, when a student in his c...
03:00 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge The artist putting tiny Kirby, waffles, and SpongeBob on your mechanical keyboard
Tinymakesthings One of the most appealing benefits of mechanical keyboards is their customizability, and artisan keycap maker Tiny is on a mission to bring some joy to the keyboard. Her ...
02:00 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Disney is forcing Etsy to take down adorable Baby Yoda dolls
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge; Photo by YourStuffedMemories / Etsy Everyone loves Baba Yoda, but official merchandise of the character has been hard to find, since Disney ...
02:00 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Leicas new Monochrom camera has a purpose-built black-and-white sensor
Leica M10 Monochrom | Image: Leica Three years after the release of the M10, Leica is finally introducing a Monochrom camera based on the M10’s design. The new M10 Monochrom has all of...
02:00 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge AirPods Pro owners complain of worse noise cancellation after firmware updates
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Some AirPods Pro owners have been complaining about degraded noise cancellation in recent weeks, claiming that Apple’s latest earbuds suddenly got less...
02:00 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Riding 27 mph downhill on a Dot electric skateboard
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge I was quite literally riding into the sunset when I began calculating just how fast my legs would have to move in order to abandon the electric skateboa...
02:00 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Disney is hunting down the most popular Baby Yoda toys on Etsy
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge; Photo by YourStuffedMemories / Etsy Everyone loves Baba Yoda, but official merchandise of the character has been hard to find, since Disney ...
12:00 pm - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge The Streaming Wars have barely started and theyre already exhausting
Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images The big news yesterday is that NBC finally made its streaming service, Peacock, official. It’s coming on July 15th with ...
11:00 am - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Twitter hashtags arent as useful as they used to be
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Last summer, with misinformation swirling about the death of Jeffrey Epstein, I joined the chorus of voices calling for an end to Twitter’s tren...
10:01 am - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge BT partners with Google to bundle free Stadia with broadband deals in the UK
BT is partnering with Google to launch broadband plans in the UK that come with access to the Stadia cloud gaming service. It’s a first for Europe, allowing BT to offer a free Google Sta...
08:00 am - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Verge readers can save up to $300 on iRobots flagship Roomba S9 vacuums
iRobot If you’re tired of doing all of the vacuuming around the house, iRobot’s slick Roomba S9 and S9 Plus robot vacuums are up to $300 off for readers of The Verge. The high-end S9...
06:18 am - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Facebook gives Oculus Go permanent $50 price cut
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Facebook has permanently cut the price of its Oculus Go VR headset. “Oculus Go is now priced at $149, which is equal to a $50 price drop,”...
02:18 am - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Huawei P40 Pro leak shows off five-camera bump and ceramic body
New renders from Evan “Evleaks” Blass give us what may well be our best look yet at Huawei’s next flagship phone. This is the P40 Pro, according to Blass, who says that the phone wil...
01:04 am - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge This clever R/C car leans and drifts like it weighs tons, not pounds
A handy Redditor has made a really cool Arduino-powered toy R/C car that can dip, move, and drift almost exactly like a real car. (And it’s decked out with an awesome-looking 1963 Oldsmo...
12:10 am - Fri, January 17, 2020
The Verge Heres the zany internal Apple music video youve probably never seen
This morning, we introduced you to The Apple Archive, an unofficial collection of the Cupertino company’s official videos, print ads, marketing images, and even some eye-opening internal...
11:36 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi may get his own Star Wars movie
Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Champagne Collet Taika Waititi, the director behind Oscar nominated film Jojo Rabbit and Marvel hit Thor: Ragnarok, is in talks with Disney and Lu...
10:43 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Heres what NBCs Peacock streaming service will look like when it launches this July
Much like competitors HBO Max and Disney+, Comcast’s streaming service, Peacock, is going to be entirely reliant on hubs. Comcast and NBCUniversal gave an in-depth look at Peacock, whic...
10:30 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Google parent Alphabet is now a $1 trillion company
Photo Illustration by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Google’s parent company Alphabet ($GOOG) is now the fourth US company to hit a market cap of $1 trillion. It...
10:15 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Facebook backs off plan to plaster ads all over WhatsApp
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Facebook is “backing away” from earlier plans to sell ads for placement inside its enormously popular WhatsApp messaging service. Accordin...
09:46 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Bernie Sanders thanks popular Facebook teen meme group for endorsement
Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is a friend to public transportation. His Green New Deal plan calls for a big boost in transit spending, a network of high-s...
09:38 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Apple TV Plus The Banker will hit theaters in March after being delayed following controversy
Image: Apple The Banker — the first film from Apple TV Plus planned to make a major theatrical release — will be hitting theaters on March 6th, after an initial delay while Apple inv...
09:37 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge NBCs Peacock: the biggest show announcements from todays streaming event
Shutterstock Comcast’s NBCUniversal is preparing to go head-to-head with WarnerMedia, Disney, and Netflix with the launch of its Peacock streaming service, lining up several big-time s...
09:30 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Foxconn and Fiat Chrysler will make electric cars for China
Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP via Getty Images iPhone manufacturer Foxconn is getting into the electric vehicle game, thanks to a planned joint venture with Italian-American autom...
09:26 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers late-night shows will stream early exclusively on Peacock
Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Late-night TV is going to start a little earlier thanks to NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, Peacock. Both The Tonigh...
09:10 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge The FBI will brief state officials in future election hacks
Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images As the 2020 presidential election nears, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced on Thursday that it would start not...
09:08 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge NBCs Peacock streaming service will launch on July 15th with three different price tiers
Photo by: Todd Williamson/Peacock/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, will cost subscribers anywhere from absolutely nothing to $10 a month, but...
08:55 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Twitter allowed ad targeting based on neo-Nazi keyword
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In the latest “keyword targeting gone awry” experiment, the BBC was able to use terms like “neo-Nazi” and “white supremacist” in a Twi...
08:11 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Amazon is offering 20 percent off certified used and refurbished products today
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Amazon’s Warehouse is the storefront’s little corner reserved for used and refurbished items that it certifies and relists for sale. And t...
07:35 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn reportedly coming to PC later this year
Image: Guerilla Games Sony’s once steadfast approach to video game exclusives appears to be giving way to a new, more player-friendly one. According to Kotaku, the PlayStation 4 exclus...
07:23 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge The Vive Pro just got $200 cheaper ahead of Half-Life: Alyx
HTC has cut the price of its high-end Vive Pro virtual reality headset by $200, making one of the most expensive big-name headsets a little more affordable. The price cut applies to three ...
06:56 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Twitch viewership dropped after it lost Ninja, Shroud, and other top streamers
Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images Total hours watched on Twitch fell steeply over the last three months, as several of the service’s top streamers signed lucrative deals to move to oth...
06:49 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge The Overwatch Leagues new jerseys are sick
There are a lot of questions going into the third season of the Overwatch League, which kicks off next month. How will players cope with traveling around the world? Will teams be able to s...
06:45 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Nancy Pelosi calls Facebook an accomplice for misleading the American people
Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped into Facebook on Thursday during her weekly press briefing and accused the social media company of “schmoozing” th...
06:36 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Luminary lowers its controversial podcast fee to $4.99 from $7.99 monthly
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Subscription podcast startup Luminary, which is trying to shake up podcasting with its premium model, has lowered its monthly subscription price i...
06:10 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Google Stadia promises more than 120 games in 2020, including 10 exclusives
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google said today that it’s on track to bring more than 120 games to its cloud gaming service Stadia in 2020 and is planning to offer more t...
05:57 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Fortnites new Ninja skin is another step toward creating its ultimate virtual world
Image: Epic Games Fortnite may no longer be the most buzzed-about video game in the world. But developer Epic Games this week announced a new, rather ingenious, strategy to help its batt...
05:55 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Cyberpunk 2077 is being delayed to September 17th
CD Projekt Red CD Projekt Red’s role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 is being delayed from April 16th to September 17th. “We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playa...
05:30 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Microsoft wants to capture all of the carbon dioxide its ever emitted
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft plans to remove all of the carbon dioxide it has ever released into the atmosphere by 2050, it announced today. The company committed to...
04:51 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Wikipedia is back online in Turkey after two-year ban is overturned
Photo by Ali Balikci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Turkey’s two-and-a-half-year ban on Wikipedia was lifted on Wednesday, after the country’s Constitutional Court ruled against it,...
04:37 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge The Magicians made death matter again, but now its got to live with that
Image: Syfy The Magicians is in a very peculiar place. In its fifth season, the Syfy show is pretty much out of material to adapt from the novels. This is something season 4 spent most o...
04:19 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge How to install extensions on Microsofts new Edge browser
One of the best things about Google Chrome is its robust catalog of extensions. Microsoft’s new version of the Edge browser, which just launched for Windows 10, macOS, and mobile, is bui...
03:30 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Yoko Taro on Final Fantasy XIV: I may end up having to burn down the servers
There is concern that Yoko Taro might destroy Final Fantasy XIV. And given the Nier: Automata director’s track record of endings to his games requiring players to erase all of their save...
03:00 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge SpaceX will destroy one of its rockets in the pursuit of safety this weekend
A rendering of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon on top of the Falcon 9 rocket | Image: SpaceX Early Saturday morning, SpaceX plans to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida that will most likely br...
02:06 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Super Smash Bros. Ultimates next fighter is Fire Emblems Byleth
The lineup of fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate continues to grow. Today, in a lengthy video presentation, Smash director Masahiro Sakurai revealed that Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three...
01:00 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge This startup wants to put a tiny display on a contact lens
A new Silicon Valley startup is trying to build the “world’s first true smart contact lens,” putting a screen right against your eye that can enhance your vision of the world. The st...
01:00 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge The Craigslist of guns: inside the online gun show that never ends
Inside Armslist, the online ‘gun show that never ends’ Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge The browser wars are back, but its different this time
It’s about privacy, not marketshare Continue reading… ...
11:00 am - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Chris Evans started a new site about politics because he thinks Wikipedia entries are too long
Actor Chris Evans attends a screening of Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’ in 2016 | Photo by Ben Gabbe/FilmMagic With our politics increasingly polarized and democracy in retr...
10:32 am - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge The Apple Archive is a compelling and completely unofficial trip down memory lane
Image: Apple via Apple Archive A new and completely unofficial archive of all things Apple is attempting to make almost 44 years of the company’s official videos, ads, and imagery avai...
09:00 am - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge YouTube advertisers blindsided by climate change denial videos
Photo by Sam Mooy/Getty Images YouTube has been recommending and serving ads against videos that feature denial of or misinformation about climate change, according to a new report. The ...
08:00 am - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Pioneer DJs new mixer isnt for the average DJ
Overhead of the Pioneer DJ DVM-V10 mixer. | Image: Pioneer DJ Pioneer DJ has announced a new professional gig mixer for gear-heads that want more control over how mixes and tracks sound ...
02:07 am - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Toyota makes a big bet on secretive flying taxi startup Joby Aviation
Joby Aviation, a California-based aerospace company that has been working on electric aircraft for over a decade, just closed its latest round of financing with $590 million in venture cap...
01:46 am - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Google is finally killing off Chrome apps, which nobody really used anyhow
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Today, Google shared an updated timeline for when Chrome apps will stop working on all platforms. June 2022 is when they’ll be gone for good, bu...
01:40 am - Thu, January 16, 2020
The Verge Senators wont be trusted to keep eyes off their phones during Trump impeachment trial
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump has been impeached, and his trial in the US Senate is expected to begin in earnest on January 21st. Don’t expect to see an...
10:47 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge House of the Dragon, HBOs Game of Thrones prequel, wont premiere until 2022
Game of Thrones fans excited for House of the Dragon — the upcoming prequel series HBO announced late last year — should prepare to settle in for a bit of a wait. According to HBO’s ...
09:50 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Akais MPC One is a cheaper and smaller music-making machine
Image: Akai Akai has announced a new entry to its iconic MPC (Music Production Center) line called the MPC One. The standalone music-making workstation has a more compact form factor and...
09:47 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge This daily word guessing game is the perfect way to kill time and confidence
For the last few months, Ryan Jones’ Guess My Word has offered a simple, albeit not always painless, way to breeze through downtime at work. It works in your browser, and it’s pretty s...
09:45 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Go read this Vice article about how to securely organize your workplace
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Over the past few years, there has been a considerable uptick in union organizing from workers at tech companies. If you or your fellow workers ha...
09:34 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Bose is closing all of its retail stores in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia
Photo by Gary Hershorn/Corbis via Getty Images Bose plans to close its entire retail store footprint in North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia. The company announced the decision ea...
09:12 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Wildfire smoke forced tennis players to withdraw from Australian Open matches
Photo by WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images Athletes at the Australian Open are breathing in poor-quality air polluted by bushfire smoke, making it nearly impossible for them to do their ...
09:09 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Apples latest AI acquisition leaves some Wyze cameras without people detection
Image: Wyze Earlier today, Apple confirmed it purchased Seattle-based AI company Xnor.ai (via MacRumors). Acquisitions at Apple’s scale happen frequently, though rarely do they impact ...
08:17 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Chief Justice Roberts wants to know if OK Boomer counts as age discrimination
Photo by Jim Watson / AFP via Getty Images The term “OK Boomer” has been entered into the official records of the US Supreme Court. Today, Chief Justice John Roberts used the phrase ...
08:09 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge The Rise of Skywalker is proof that Star Wars needs to reinvent itself
Lucasfilm Ltd. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has officially crossed $1 billion at the box office worldwide, making it Disney’s seventh film in 2019 to hit the 10-figure mark, via Va...
06:58 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Instagram is hiding faked images, and it could hurt digital artists
Instagram announced in December that it was rolling out a false information warning feature that used third-party fact-checkers to reduce the spread of misinformation. But the feature is n...
05:56 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge This Jigglypuff Bluetooth speaker could be a sleeper hit
Finally, Jigglypuff gets to sing under the lights... of the testing lab. | Image: FCC Filings for a Bluetooth speaker that looks like Jigglypuff made by GameStop’s ThinkGeek brand have...
05:36 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Facebooks problems moderating deepfakes will only get worse in 2020
Elyse Samuels/The Washington Post via Getty Images Last summer, a video of Mark Zuckerberg circulated on Instagram in which the Facebook CEO appeared to claim he had “total control of ...
05:08 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge How to download Microsofts new Edge browser
Microsoft is launching its new Chromium-based Edge browser today. It comes with built-in tracking protection, a new Collections feature to grab images and content from the web, and an Inte...
05:00 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Jabra Elite 75t earbuds review: the best AirPods alternative
They’re way more comfortable, sound good, and come in an improved case Continue reading… ...
05:00 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Microsofts new Edge Chromium browser launches on Windows and macOS
Microsoft is officially launching its new Edge Chromium browser today across both Windows and macOS. A stable version of the browser is now available for everyone to download, just over a ...
04:19 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge 2019 was the second-hottest year on record
CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images 2019 was the second-hottest year ever recorded, NASA, NOAA, and the World Meteorological Organization confirmed today. It’s a fittingly disastrou...
04:16 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge For the first time, Microsofts new Surface Pro X is $100 off
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg Today is the first time we’re seeing a price drop on the new Surface Pro X tablet, Microsoft’s reimagining of the stayed Surface Pro design that feat...
03:51 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge B&O doubles the battery life of its true wireless earbuds
Image: Bang & Olufsen Bang & Olufsen has updated its true wireless earbuds, giving them a big boost in battery life as well as a more compact design. The new third-generation Beo...
03:22 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Theres a new Pokmon Sword and Shield anime on YouTube
Less than a week after news that Pokémon Sword and Shield will get new content through expansions, The Pokémon Company announced that it’s airing a new series on YouTube called Pokémo...
03:13 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Ninja is getting a Fortnite skin
Fortnite is adding a Ninja skin to the game that’ll be available starting tomorrow, January 16th. Tyler “Ninja” Blevins announced the availability on a stream this morning, shouting ...
02:16 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Google Phone app could add support for call recording, code suggests
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Code added in the latest version of the Google Phone app suggests that it could support native call recording in the future. XDA-Developers wa...
02:00 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge One of the Wii Us best RPGs is even better on the Switch
At this point, there are vanishingly few reasons to hang on to a Wii U. Since the debut of the Switch in 2017, Nintendo has steadily been porting the Wii U’s best games to its hybrid dev...
01:00 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Spotify will now make a playlist for your cat
Image: Spotify Spotify is launching a silly new playlist generator today that promises to create a playlist that both you and your pet will enjoy. The whole thing seems to be designed to...
12:30 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Twitters Jack Dorsey on edit button: Well probably never do it
Twitter users have been asking for the option to edit tweets ever since the service launched in 2006, but the company has always prevaricated, saying it’s looking into the problem, or co...
12:00 pm - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Windows 7 is gone, but whats next for Windows 10?
Yesterday’s computer news was about something old: Windows 7. After 11 years, Microsoft is officially ending support for it — though as Tom Warren notes, there’s a healthy chance the...
11:30 am - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge NASA astronauts will recreate history this morning and perform another all-female spacewalk
This morning, NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch are recreating their history-making all-female spacewalk. The pair will head outside the International Space Station today to ...
11:00 am - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Instagram messages on the web could pose an encryption challenge
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge It’s a relatively slow week on the platforms-and-democracy beat, so let’s talk about something small but fascinating in its own way: the arriv...
10:02 am - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Google now treats iPhones as physical security keys
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The latest update to Google’s Smart Lock app on iOS means you can now use your iPhone as a physical 2FA security key for logging into Google’s...
08:01 am - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Logitechs new split Ergo K860 keyboard expands its ergonomic accessory lineup
Logitech has been making its way into the ergonomic mouse space for a while now, with hardware like the MX Ergo and MX Vertical mice. Now it’s looking to expand its ergonomic accessories...
08:00 am - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge This global power adapter makes traveling with USB-C devices less of a pain
Zendure’s USB-C power adapter doesn’t reinvent the wheel. But it does ensure a smoother ride Continue reading… ...
01:30 am - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge DJI brings back the Phantom drone, a year after it vanished from stores
In November 2018, DJI claimed that a “parts shortage” had left the Chinese drone company without the ability to produce its Phantom 4 Pro. By April, the company’s entire iconic Phant...
01:07 am - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge YouTube adds some basic subscription filters on iOS to make your backlog less intimidating
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is introducing filters to the Subscriptions tab on its iOS app today, to make it less intimidating to figure out what to watch next (via 9t...
12:48 am - Wed, January 15, 2020
The Verge Trump accuses Apple of refusing to unlock criminals iPhones, setting the stage for a fight
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Trump just tweeted a tweet that might escalate a sticky situation into an outright showdown between Apple and the US Department of Justice — by ...
10:56 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Latest Galaxy S20 Plus leak shows off 120Hz display and no headphone jack
Photo: XDA Developers Details surrounding Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S20 are starting to pick up ahead of the planned debut on February 11th, and a new leak from XDA Developers has conf...
10:41 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Aston Martin wont say whether its electric car is dead or alive
Image: Aston Martin Aston Martin might have killed the Rapide E, its first electric car, before it ever shipped according to an Autocar report from late last week. But Aston Martin won...
09:55 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge How to trade in your MacBook, macOS desktop, iPhone, or iPad
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you’re looking to trade in your Apple product — be it a MacBook, iMac, Mac desktop, iPhone, or iPad — you stand to get a pretty good ...
09:54 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Microsoft tries to improve child abuse detection by opening its Xbox chat tool to other companies
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Microsoft has released a new tool for identifying child predators who groom children for abuse in online chats. Project Artemis, based on a technique M...
09:48 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time is the GOAT of low-stakes television
Sony Pictures It’s kind of amazing that Jeopardy! still makes news. Maybe someone is in the middle of a 70-game winning streak, or a robot is playing, or someone is making an insane am...
09:20 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Verizon promises that it wont track you with OneSearch, its new privacy-focused search engine
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Verizon and its subsidiaries have become known for massive data breaches, privacy blunders, and oddly named web entities, but now the internet ser...
09:20 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Yahoo parent Verizon promises it wont track you with OneSearch, its new privacy-focused search engine
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Verizon and its subsidiaries, including Yahoo, have become known for massive data breaches, privacy blunders, and oddly named web entities, but no...
09:04 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Boeing had more cancellations than orders in 2019 as 737 Max crisis deepens
Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images Boeing ended the year with negative commercial airplane orders for the first time in decades, CNBC reports. At the end of 2019, the aerospace giant lost...
08:51 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge How to sell your old iPhone
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge If you were recently gifted a new iPhone, you may be wondering about the best way to sell your old phone for the best price. (As opposed to trading it ...
08:34 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Google just bought a startup that will help it list physical stores products online
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is expanding its grasp on retailers. In a blog post today, Google announced that it’s purchased Pointy, a Dublin-based startup that helps...
08:23 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Amazon no longer banning Marketplace sellers from using FedEx shipping
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon has lifted its ban on FedEx Ground and Home shipping services after initially prohibiting its third-party Marketplace sellers from using th...
08:14 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Why the NYT thinks Russia hacked Burisma and where the evidence is still shaky
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The disastrous Democratic National Committee hack in 2016 was a wake-up call for anyone worried about international chaos campaigns, and on Monday...
08:00 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge This $30 PS4 accessory is the cheapest way to get a great pro controller
Photo by Brennan King / The Verge Official “pro” controllers for Sony’s PlayStation 4 are in a perplexing category. While Microsoft’s Xbox Elite, and its second-generation versio...
07:50 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Some of Googles biggest rivals are taking its side in a Supreme Court battle
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge After nearly a decade, Oracle’s copyright lawsuit against Google is close to settling an important question: can you own the basic commands of ...
06:27 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Sony launches new wireless camera grip to make it easier to vlog
Image: Sony Sony today announced a new camera grip, the GP-VPT2BT, which connects to many of the company’s recent mirrorless cameras over Bluetooth and will cost $140 when it ships thi...
06:25 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Microsoft patches Windows 10 security flaw discovered by the NSA
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is patching a serious flaw in various versions of Windows today after the National Security Agency (NSA) discovered and reported a secur...
05:53 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Apples rack-mounted Mac Pro variant is now available to order
Apple’s new Mac Pro has been available in a standard desktop tower configuration since December, but starting today, Apple is selling its promised rack model that’s designed to be moun...
05:49 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge GoDaddys new logo is a flattening of the personality-driven days of the early web
GoDaddy via FastCompany Web services company GoDaddy has unveiled its new logo: a generic, sans-serif type accompanied by a heart shape that looks like an upside-down version of the Airb...
05:36 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Go watch this local TV news investigation about front blind spots in SUVs and trucks
As drivers, we typically think of our blind spots as being to the left and right of the vehicle, not in the front underneath the bumper. But as this investigation by a local Indiana televi...
05:25 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Grindr shares personal data with ad companies in violation of GDPR, complaint alleges
Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images Grindr is sharing personal user data in violation of the EU’s GDPR data protection legislation, a new series of complaints is alleging. The app shares d...
05:11 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge TCLs 2019 65-inch QLED 4K Roku TV is cheaper than ever at Best Buy
Image: TCL TCL’s 65-inch Series 6 TV is seeing a hefty price drop at Best Buy (via Slickdeals). Normally $699.99, it’s now $594.99 if you use the offer code TCLDOLBY15 at checkout (u...
05:07 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge OnePlus CEO Pete Lau doesnt think folding phones are good enough
Last week at CES 2020, The Verge’s Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn sat down with OnePlus CEO Pete Lau on The Vergecast for his first official podcast appearance. OnePlus debuted a new conce...
05:01 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge DNA from detained immigrants will change the nature of the FBIs genetic database
Illustration by Ana Kova Sending genetic material from detained immigrants to an FBI database could have consequences for both immigrant privacy protection and criminal justice in the US...
05:00 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge How to live stream tonights 2020 Democratic debate
Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images On Tuesday, six Democratic presidential candidates will take the stage for their last debate ahead of the Iowa caucuses. The Democratic field has...
04:56 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Netflixs new take on Dracula is here to suck the life out of vampire stories
Image: Netflix There are two big problems that arise when you decide you’re going to tell a story about Dracula. The first one is simple: he’s the most famous vampire in all of ficti...
04:30 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge SpaceX continues to blast satellites into orbit as the space community worries
SpaceX’s most recent batch of 60 Starlink satellites launched in January. | Image: SpaceX The company has made changes, but some wonder if there’s more work to do Continue...
04:08 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Insta360s One R shape-shifts between a 360 and an action camera
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge This is the Insta360 One R. Like Insta360’s prior cameras, it’s capable of shooting 360 degrees of footage. But it’s also a standard 4K action ca...
04:00 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Google to phase out third-party cookies in Chrome, but not for two years
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google will join Safari and Firefox in blocking third-party cookies in its Chrome web browser. However, unlike those browsers (which have already ...
04:00 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Instagram starts bringing DMs to the web
Instagram Instagram is finally bringing direct messages to the web. Starting today, a “small percentage” of the platform’s global users will be able to access their DMs from Instag...
03:23 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Coral is Googles quiet initiative to enable AI without the cloud
Some of Coral’s hardware products, including an AI accelerator (far right) and dev board (center). | Image: Coral AI allows machines to carry out all sorts of tasks that used to be the...
03:00 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Epic says its PC game store now has more than 100 million users
Image: Epic Games Epic has some new metrics for the Epic Game Store a little over a year after its launch. The Fortnite developer now says the store has amassed 108 million users, thanks...
03:00 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge How to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free
Microsoft’s free upgrade offer for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users ended a few years ago, but you can still technically upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge. While Microsoft has removed ...
03:00 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Time zones mess up more than just your sense of time
I hate time zones. I manage to screw up my time zone math every time I call someone in a different part of the country, to say nothing of calls abroad. True story: in reporting the very vi...
02:34 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Square Enix delays Final Fantasy VII Remake and Avengers games until later in 2020
Square Enix has announced delays for two of its most anticipated 2020 games: Final Fantasy VII Remake has been pushed from March 3rd to April 10th, while the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers h...
02:00 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Sen. Ron Wyden calls for an investigation of the ad-blocking industry
Photo by Erin Schaff for The Verge On Tuesday, one of the Senate’s fiercest tech critics, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), called on regulators requesting that they investigate the ad-blocking i...
01:00 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Microsoft bids farewell to Windows 7 and the millions of PCs that still run it
An end of the traditional Windows era Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge With the Galaxy S20 and Bloom, Samsung is shaking up its phone names again
via Ajunews and Samsung Now that CES is over, we turn our attention to the next big tech unveiling — no rest for the wicked! Samsung announced its February 11th “Unpacked” event ah...
11:02 am - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Google says new AI models allow for nearly instantaneous weather forecasts
Weather forecasting is notoriously difficult, but in recent years experts have suggested that machine learning could better help sort the sunshine from the sleet. Google is the latest firm...
11:00 am - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Why activists get frustrated with Facebook
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge On Monday morning I met with a group of activists who live under authoritarian regimes. The delegation had been brought to San Francisco by th...
10:30 am - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge The PC market just had its first year of growth since 2011
Photography by Becca Farsace / The Verge The worldwide PC market just grew consistently for the first time in eight years, according to market research firms IDC and Gartner. IDC reckons...
05:07 am - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge New Black Widow trailer brings Natasha Romanoff home to face a new enemy
A new trailer for Marvel Studios’ Black Widow finally properly introduces Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff to a fresh Marvel Cinematic Universe villain: Taskmaster, a trained merc...
01:53 am - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Japans Super Nintendo World theme park will feature smart Mario-themed wristbands
Image: Universal Studios Japan Super Nintendo Land, the Mario-themed expansion to Universal Studios, is shaping up to be one of the most interesting and tech-infused theme park attractio...
01:14 am - Tue, January 14, 2020
The Verge Burisma targeted by Russia-linked phishing attack, raising election-meddling fears
Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images A Silicon Valley-based security firm called Area1 says it has found indications that state-sponsored Russian hackers have successfully hacked the Ukrani...
11:38 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Hundreds of thousands of customers complained to Juul about leaky pods
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Around 12 percent of customer complaints made to Juul between 2015 and 2018 were due to leaking nicotine pods, Bloomberg reported. Records of cust...
11:21 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Sony skipping E3 again as it gears up to launch the PlayStation 5
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Sony is skipping E3 again, just months before it plans to launch its upcoming PlayStation 5 console during the 2020 holiday season. This is the second y...
10:50 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge GoPro releases update that should get Karma drones flying again
GoPro figured out why Karma drones worldwide have been unable to fly since the beginning of the new year, as The Verge first reported last week, and has finally released a firmware update ...
10:20 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Climate change could lead to more injuries and deaths
Illustration by Ana Kova Injuries like drownings, falls, and assaults could kill up to an additional 2,135 people each year in the US as climate change continues to cause unusual tempera...
09:39 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Instacart workers are organizing national boycott to reinstate a default 10 percent tip
Denver Post Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon Workers for grocery delivery platform Instacart are organizing a national boycott of the company next week to push for the reinstatement of a 10 perc...
09:30 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Lawrence Lessig sues New York Times over MIT and Jeffrey Epstein interview
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig is suing The New York Times over an interview about the MIT Media Lab accepting money from sex offender Jeffr...
09:19 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Microsoft CEO says encryption backdoors are a terrible idea
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge As Apple squares off for another encryption fight, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella offered mixed messages on the encryption question. In a Monday meeting wi...
09:11 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Trumps attorney general asks Apple to unlock a shooters iPhones
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Attorney General William Barr today requested Apple’s help in unlocking two iPhones connected to last month’s shooting at a Pensacola naval ba...
08:18 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Platforms dont know how to handle Iran sanctions
Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images In the wake of heightened tensions between Iran and the United States, triggered by the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, social media companies are fa...
07:17 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Spectrum discontinues home security service, leaving customers with bricked equipment
Spectrum is discontinuing its home security service on February 5th, leaving customers out hundreds of dollars for cameras and other equipment they may not be able to reuse or return. The ...
06:47 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Apple gets regulatory approval for mystery MacBook
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg Apple appears to have a new laptop on the way, as the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has approved a “portable personal computer” from Apple in a ...
05:39 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Sonys first Morbius trailer is as ridiculous as pseudo-vampire Marvel villain played by Jared Leto sounds
After failing to grab fans with his portrayal of Joker in Suicide Squad, Jared Leto is trying his hand at playing a Marvel antihero named Morbius for Sony. The first trailer, seen above, s...
05:18 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge FBI arrests alleged member of prolific neo-Nazi swatting ring
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A man loosely linked to violent neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen has been charged with participating in a swatting ring that hit hundreds of targets, pot...
05:12 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge GTA IV has disappeared from Steam because of Games for Windows Live
Image: Rockstar Games Rockstar has confirmed that the reason Grand Theft Auto IV is no longer available to purchase from Steam is its reliance on the Games for Windows Live (GFWL) platfo...
05:00 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge 100 Thieves streaming star Valkyrae is leaving Twitch for YouTube
The Verge Yesterday, streamer Rachel “Valkyrae” Hofstetter posted a short, animated clip to Twitter — of a young girl playing a game that looks a little like Snake — that ended i...
04:38 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Away co-founder will remain CEO, after announcing plans to step aside
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Away co-founder Steph Korey will become co-CEO of her company, rather than moving to its board of directors, according to The New York Times. ...
04:26 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Amazons excellent Kindle Paperwhite is back down to its lowest price
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Amazon’s most recent version of the Kindle Paperwhite is a great value at its regular $124.99 price, but buying one right now won’t set yo...
03:08 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Solid State Logic put its pro tech into tiny audio interfaces for bedroom producers
Image: SSL Solid State Logic (SSL) is best known in the audio realm for its huge professional consoles that cost tens of thousands of dollars. But the iconic British company is now hopin...
02:16 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Oscars 2020: all the nominations
Still: Warner Bros. This year’s Academy Award nominations went as predictably as possible, giving Netflix another run to nab some trophies this awards season after practically being sh...
01:30 pm - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Asus built a mini GPU specifically for Intels tiny gaming box
Image: Asus Asus has announced a new Nvidia RTX 2070 graphics card, which has been “specifically designed” for Intel’s new mini gaming PC initiative. The Asus Dual GeForce RTX 2070...
11:04 am - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Your iPhone XS or XR battery case could be due a free replacement from Apple
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Apple has launched a new replacement program for its iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR smart battery cases, after charging issues were discovered in some devic...
10:00 am - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge OnePlus confirms its next phone will jump to a 120Hz screen
Speaking to us last week at CES, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed that the company’s next major phones — presumably the OnePlus 8 — will feature screens with a refresh rate of 120Hz. L...
09:50 am - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Elon Musk: Teslas will soon talk to people if you want. This is real
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Elon Musk says that Tesla cars will “soon” be able to talk to nearby pedestrians. In a tweet announcing the functionality, the CEO shared a sh...
08:00 am - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Asus ROG Chakram mouse has an analog stick and wireless charging
The last gadget I checked out at CES 2020 was Asus’ latest Republic of Gamers-branded mouse, which was announced last year and offers a pretty long, potentially compelling list of featur...
03:30 am - Mon, January 13, 2020
The Verge Westworld returns for a third season on March 15th
HBO’s Westworld will return for a puzzle-filled third season on March 15, the network announced tonight. The network announced the release date with a new teaser trailer that includes a...
08:10 pm - Sun, January 12, 2020
The Verge Japanese billionaire seeks girlfriend for Moon voyage on SpaceX rocket
Photo by Alessandro Di Ciommo/NurPhoto via Getty Images Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa — the first prospective rider on SpaceX’s future deep-space rocket — has launched a biza...
08:07 pm - Sun, January 12, 2020
The Verge Real-world photos confirm Samsungs next flagship phone is called the Galaxy S20
A “do not leak info” sticker was very optimistic, Samsung. | Images: XDA Developers There will be no Samsung Galaxy S11. Instead, Samsung is jumping ahead to the S20. Rumors had bee...
08:07 pm - Sun, January 12, 2020
The Verge Leaked photos confirm Samsungs next flagship phone is called the Galaxy S20
A “do not leak info” sticker was very optimistic, Samsung. | Images: XDA Developers There will be no Samsung Galaxy S11. Instead, Samsung is jumping ahead to the S20. Rumors had been...
01:45 pm - Sun, January 12, 2020
The Verge Samsungs removable-battery smartphone is coming to the US for $499
Image: SuomiMobiili.fi We’ve already seen Samsung’s new rugged smartphone with a removable battery, the Galaxy XCover Pro, because the company revealed it on its Finnish website befo...
03:00 pm - Sat, January 11, 2020
The Verge 8 new trailers you should watch this week
Photo: Claudette Barius / Warner Bros. I was excited to watch Uncut Gems the other week for a couple of reasons — for one, there’s been a ton of buzz; but also, it’s one of the onl...
01:00 pm - Sat, January 11, 2020
The Verge Wi-Fi 6 is finally here
Illustrator by Alex Castro / The Verge Over the past decade, our homes have filled up with more and more devices, small and large, simple and complex, all connected to Wi-Fi. Each device...
01:08 am - Sat, January 11, 2020
The Verge Oprah is yanking an upcoming MeToo documentary from Apple TV over creative differences
Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge Apple TV+ may have just lost a second high-profile project that was set to appear on the streaming platform, just one month after it was announced: the O...
12:57 am - Sat, January 11, 2020
The Verge Pokmon Go never went away 2019 was its most lucrative year ever
James Bareham / The Verge Pokémon Go, once a viral sensation all over the globe, hasn’t fallen off the map. In fact, the augmented reality game is earning more money than it ever has...
11:17 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge OnePlus 8 reportedly coming to Verizon with support for 5G
Photo by Neil Godwin/Future Publishing via Getty Images OnePlus’ next phone, the OnePlus 8, will reportedly launch on Verizon in the US, with 5G connectivity, Android Police reports. I...
11:14 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Microsoft says Xbox Series X wont have exclusive first-party games at launch
Image: Microsoft Microsoft’s upcoming next-gen console, the Xbox Series X, will break with tradition by not launching with exclusive games only playable on the new hardware. Instead, M...
10:25 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Huawei says its selling 100,000 foldable phones a month
Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge Huawei says its foldable Mate X phone is selling at a clip of 100,000 per month since it launched in China in November, according to Android Central. The ...
10:25 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge How gaming PCs are competing with the PS5 and Xbox Series X
Alienware’s Concept UFO marries the Nintendo Switch’s portability and modular controller design with more powerful internal components. | Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Every Ja...
10:05 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Tangled Apple EarPods, but make it fashion
Though it seems like most people have fully embraced AirPods, let us not forget our roots, and the fact that all of us were once victims to the wired, messy cable life. These tangled Apple...
09:49 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge This years monitors will be faster, brighter, and curvier than ever
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge If there’s one product category that still often sees genuine technological advancements at CES, it’s screens — and these days, PC monitors in part...
09:05 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge The Hummer will reportedly be resurrected as an electric pickup
Photo by BG004 / Bauer-Griffin / GC Images General Motors is readying the announcement of an all-electric pickup truck that will carry the branding of the company’s infamous gas-guzzli...
08:50 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge 23andMe sold the rights to a drug it developed from its genetic database
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images The genetics testing company 23andMe licensed the rights to a drug it developed in-house to a Spanish pharmaceutical company, Bloomberg report...
08:37 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Mattress company Casper still trying to pivot to tech, still a mattress company
Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Casper Sleep Inc. Casper, the mattress company that cornered the market on podcast ads and got into a skirmish over online mattress reviews a few ...
08:35 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Read MITs full investigation on Jeffrey Epsteins controversial donations and who knew what
Today, MIT released a 63-page fact-finding report detailing the institute’s involvement with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. MIT says that the report focused on visits that Epste...
08:27 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Fitbit and Garmin are under federal investigation for alleged patent violations
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge On Friday, federal regulators announced that they are launching an investigation into wearable monitoring devices, including Fitbit and Garmin...
08:21 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Microsoft says Skype audio is now reviewed in secure facilities after a worrying report
Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Microsoft says Skype calls are now transcribed in “secure facilities in a small number of countries,” following a new report in The ...
07:46 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Doctor Strange sequel is shaping up to be Marvels most intriguing movie
Marvel Studios Scott Derrickson’s vision for a true horror movie in the form of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness excited MCU fans. But a little over a year before the movie...
07:31 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Todays best deals: Pixel 4, Surface Laptop 3, Google Home Mini
Google Pixel 4 | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg Today’s the day to save on Google products, as there are good deals on both the Pixel 4 and Home Mini. There’s also a gaming deal an...
07:19 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Justin Bieber told fans to game Spotify and iTunes to give him a chart-topping song
Image: Instagram It’s no secret that dedicated music fans band together on social media when their favorite artist releases new material. They list out strategies for how to stream on ...
07:04 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge CES 2020: more show than substance at this years concept-heavy event
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Samsung Neon avatars were overhyped, Sony’s Vision-S was cool, and Lora DiCarlo made a triumphant CES return Continue reading…...
06:33 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge NASAs newest astronaut class, the Turtles, become eligible for space missions
Today, NASA and Canada’s newest class of astronaut candidates graduated to full astronaut status in Houston, making them officially eligible to be assigned to upcoming missions to space....
06:32 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge What you need to know about the Australia bushfires
Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images After an already devastating start to its fire season, Australia is bracing for things to get worse. The Verge will update this page with news an...
06:24 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Alphabets top lawyer is leaving with no exit package following misconduct scandals
Photo by Eric Piermont / AFP via Getty Images David Drummond, Alphabet’s chief legal officer and one of the longest-serving and highest tenure Google employees, is leaving the company ...
06:00 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Verizon delays in-home 5G rollout again due to the need for new equipment
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Verizon is delaying the rollout of its in-home 5G service once again. A Verizon executive told Light Reading that it is waiti...
05:45 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: a week at CES 2020
The Vergecast began the week in Las Vegas with a preview of gadgets, concepts, and other tech news from CES 2020 that we further analyzed in front of a live audience. In the days that foll...
05:44 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge While survival rates soar for other cancers, funding gaps limit progress on cervical and uterine cancer
Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The survival rates for cervical and uterine cancer have been stagnant for years, even as the number of deaths from cancer in the U...
05:31 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge OnePlus promises to unveil new screen technology on January 13th at China event
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge OnePlus has more surprises to show off after bringing its Concept One smartphone with its disappearing camera to CES 2020. According to 9to5Google, whic...
05:11 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge How to responsibly get rid of the stuff youve decluttered
So you’ve chosen to keep everything that sparks joy, and now you have all those bags of tech, clothing, books, and other stuff that you need to get rid of. Where do you go from here? Fir...
05:00 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Laptops were boring at CES, but theres hope for the future
Photography by Becca Farsace / The Verge CES 2020 was a boring year for laptops — at least, it was a boring year for laptops that will be real products that you can actually buy in 202...
04:49 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Pokmon Sword and Shields new expansions are a big deal
Yesterday, Game Freak announced expansion packs for Pokémon Sword and Shield. The first, Isle of Armor, is set to launch this June. The Crown Tundra will follow in the fall. In addition t...
03:51 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge The price of the Pixel 4 has dropped below Black Friday prices
Google Pixel 4 | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge If you’ve been holding out for a solid deal on the Pixel 4, today’s deal might be worth the wait. Google’s latest smartphones, th...
03:32 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge The most important TVs of CES 2020 were finally for the masses
Image: Vizio Trickle down Continue reading… ...
03:00 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge The Verge Awards at CES 2020: welcome to the land of the concept
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge What is even real anymore? Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge The rules only sex tech companies have to follow at CES
No dolls, robots, or anatomically correct devices Continue reading… ...
01:30 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge The 30 games we cant wait to play in 2020
From Halo and Half-Life to Animal Crossing and Avengers Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Eight big takeaways from CES 2020
From 8k to 5G to AI to concepts, we all saw through the hype Continue reading… ...
11:23 am - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Blurry photo suggests Samsungs next foldable is Bloom, with S11 flagship to become S20
Left: a purported leak of Samsung’s marketing material. Right: an official Samsung concept. | via Ajunews and Samsung Could Samsung’s next foldable phone be named the Galaxy Bloom? ...
11:00 am - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Facebooks revised political advertising policy doubles down on division
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales In October, Facebook made the controversial decision to exempt most political ads from fact-checking. The announcement met with a swift backlash, particul...
10:14 am - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Fewer propellors mean more battery-life for the Falcon bicopter drone
When are two propellors better than four? When they give your drone extra battery life, greater portability, and reduce noise, claims Zero Zero Robotics. That’s the pitch for the company...
10:14 am - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Fewer propellers mean more battery-life for the Falcon bicopter drone
When are two propellers better than four? When they give your drone extra battery life, greater portability, and reduce noise, claims Zero Zero Robotics. That’s the pitch for the company...
08:53 am - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Dooms classic re-releases now run at 60fps and support free add-ons
Image: Bethesda Bethesda’s has given its re-releases of Doom 1 and 2 from last year a pretty hefty update that improves performance, adds new features, and gives access to a huge amoun...
03:26 am - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Boeing employees frightening internal messages released in 737 Max investigation
Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Boeing employees discussed the problems with the 737 Max in chats and emails that the company characterized as “completely unacceptable” in a s...
01:14 am - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Windows Terminal is getting retro-style CRT effects, search, and more
Microsoft released its new Windows Terminal command line app last year, and the company has been steadily improving it in Windows 10 ever since. The software maker is now preparing a new u...
12:48 am - Fri, January 10, 2020
The Verge Black Book suggests the feds have some unexpected surveillance tools, including a gravestone camera
Jonathan McIntosh / Creative Commons Today, Vice published an article about some, um, unconventional spying products marketed by a surveillance vendor that works with US government agenc...
11:04 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Amazon suspiciously says browser extension Honey is a security risk, now that PayPal owns it
Just weeks after PayPal acquired popular coupon-finding browser extension Honey in November 2019 for $4 billion, Amazon shoppers were served a notification that the extension was a securit...
10:34 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Trump eases approval process for pipelines and infrastructure projects
Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images Approving new pipelines, mines, highways, and other major projects could become much easier under new rules proposed by President Trump today....
10:09 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge CES 2020 winds down: Intel shows off a DG1 graphics card and Roombas get arms
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Roomba, Intel, Byton, and Peloton wannabes catch our eye as CES draws to a close Continue reading… ...
10:06 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Some NYC subway riders are accidentally getting double-charged because of Apple Pay
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Dozens of subway riders in New York City are being charged extra for their transit rides, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority suspec...
09:25 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Twitch is launching Hype Train this afternoon, which means youll get emotes for going off in chat
Image: Twitch Hype is important on Twitch. That’s why the company is gamifying it with a new feature called Hype Train, launching on Thursday. If you donate enough to a partnered or af...
09:19 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge The appetite for live-streaming is bigger than ever
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge It would be easy to assume that because competition is so stiff among live-streaming platforms — for talent, for eyeballs — that the market is...
09:00 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge This folding 8K drone could rival DJI and Skydio
It’s been a few years since I walked over to the drone section of the CES show floor, but Autel Robotics gave me a good reason to finally revisit it this year. The company announced a to...
08:54 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Reddit bans impersonation on its platform
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Today, Reddit updated its policies about impersonation to no longer allow impersonation of an individual or entity in a misleading or deceptive ma...
08:44 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Mark Zuckerberg is giving up on annual personal challenges
Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s moving away from his annual self-reflection challenges to take a longer-term focus on what he sees...
08:27 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Roombas robot vacuum could grow arms in the near future
iRobot, the maker of the popular robot vacuum Roomba, said it’s working on a version of the disc-shaped household helper that has arms. The company envisions a limbed version of the Room...
08:00 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Recommendation is one of the biggest issues facing streamers like Netflix, HBO Max, and more
The Farewell director Lulu Wang said something during a recent roundtable with The Hollywood Reporter that neatly sums up the biggest problem facing the streaming revolution: there’s too...
06:49 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Roland made the Cybertruck of grand pianos
Image: Roland Electronic instruments company Roland has unveiled a concept piano called the Facet, which is likely to turn heads as it makes appearances this year. The low poly (or as Ro...
06:42 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Teen hackers are defacing unsuspecting US websites with pro-Iran messages
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with the family of Qasem Soleimani | Photo by Iranian Presidency / Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Phil Openshaw, a retired Californian den...
06:39 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Todays best deals are on these Samsung, Motorola, and OnePlus phones
Samsung Galaxy S10+ | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Deals can be slow during this time of year, but there are some worthwhile phone deals available from different retailers...
06:27 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge 1917 turns a nightmare war into a theme park showcase
1917 is a bit of a brag track, a cinematic flex by people who are really damn good with a camera. The World War I film from Skyfall director Sam Mendes is made to look like one continuous ...
06:09 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Eraser button for childrens data gains support in the House
Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call Over the past year, there’s been a renewed sense of urgency among lawmakers to rewrite parts of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPP...
06:08 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge YouTubers disposable camera app topped App Store as downloads soar past 1 million
Fans of YouTube creator David Dobrik are captivated by his new digital disposable camera app, with downloads flying past the 1 million mark, The Verge has learned. Dobrik’s app, David...
05:44 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Scooter startup Lime is laying off 14 percent of its workers and exiting 12 markets
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Lime, the largest electric scooter-sharing company in the world, is laying off 14 percent of its workers and exiting 12 markets, according to ...
05:31 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge YouTubers campaign will plant trees in California, Kenya, and India
Thanks to YouTuber MrBeast’s viral tree planting campaign, more than 21 million trees will be planted across the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Haiti, Indonesia...
05:31 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge LG wants smartphone segment to be profitable by 2021, but is vague on how it will happen
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge LG’s CEO says the company’s flagging mobile division will be profitable by 2021, but he didn’t provide any real details about how this w...
05:00 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge 2020 might be the year of reasonably okay foldable PCs, maybe
“We will bend it for you,” an Intel representative told Vjeran, The Verge’s video director, at our CES meeting. “Three times maximum.” This did not make me think that Intel is pa...
05:00 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge This is Intels first discrete graphics card, but you cant buy one
The PC industry had given up on Intel ever producing its own powerful desktop graphics cards after the company unceremoniously killed its Larrabee project 10 years ago last month. This is...
04:34 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Uber is making big changes to its app in California as new gig work law goes into effect
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Uber is making serious changes to its app in California in an effort to comply with the state’s groundbreaking new gig work law that makes i...
03:09 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Microsoft Teams is getting a Walkie Talkie feature so you can reach colleagues all day long
Microsoft is adding a new Walkie Talkie feature to its Slack competitor, Microsoft Teams. Available in preview in the coming months, the feature will turn smartphones or tablets into a wal...
02:49 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Pokmon Mystery Dungeon is coming to the Nintendo Switch
Another classic Pokémon adventure is being remade for the Nintendo Switch. Today, The Pokémon Company announced a new version of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team — with the unwiel...
02:41 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Pokmon Sword and Shield will get even bigger with all-new expansion pass
Pokémon Sword and Shield will offer new content for players to continue their adventures with an expansion pass, Game Freak announced today during a special Nintendo Direct. The expansion...
02:30 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Bytons 48-inch screen might not be as distracting as it looks
A car with a 48-inch screen on the dashboard sounds like a distracted driving nightmare, and to be honest, that could likely wind up being the case. But two years after Byton teased the id...
02:21 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Verizon cuts cable bundles and contracts as part of a shift to more transparent pricing
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Verizon is making some changes to its home internet, TV, and phone service today. The company is announcing that it would be ...
02:10 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge There sure were a ton of Peloton wannabes at CES
Image: Echelon The “Peloton effect” has been several years in the making. Ever since the cult-favorite $2,249 stationary bike that can live-stream classes debuted in 2014, companies ...
02:00 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge MDMA researcher is fixing the bad science that sent him to prison
As a teenager, he went to prison for selling ecstasy, but now his MDMA research is debunking the bad science that got him there Continue reading… ...
01:35 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge The most promising AirPower alternative isnt ready yet
A new company called Aira thinks it can build what Apple couldn’t: a Qi-compatible wireless charging pad that allows people to charge multiple gadgets, regardless of how they’re placed...
12:38 pm - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Instagram and Facebook wont stop lies in political ads, but users will get more control
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook has stood firm in the face of pressure over its policies on political ads, defending a “warts and all” approach that allows politicia...
11:39 am - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Bing loses out to DuckDuckGo in Googles new Android search engine ballot
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google has announced the alternative search engines it will show to new Android users in the EU, with DuckDuckGo the most frequently offered choice ...
11:00 am - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge How Facebooks ad in Teen Vogue came back to haunt it
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Today Facebook appeared at a Congressional hearing about synthetic and manipulated media, and so it was only fitting that the day was consumed by ...
10:38 am - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Warner Bros. signs AI startup to help decide which films to back
Photo by Amy T. Zielinski/Getty Images Storied film studio Warner Bros. has signed a deal with Cinelytic, an LA startup that uses machine learning to predict film success. The studio wil...
10:38 am - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Warner Bros. signs AI startup that claims to predict film success
Photo by Amy T. Zielinski/Getty Images Storied film studio Warner Bros. has signed a deal with Cinelytic, an LA startup that uses machine learning to predict film success. The studio wil...
08:00 am - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Panasonics VR glasses support HDR and look pretty steampunk
The problem with VR headsets is that they still all look like VR headsets — glorified ski goggles that shut you off from the world. I’m not going to say Panasonic has solved the matter...
05:32 am - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge This real-life Transformer might be one of the coolest robot toys ever made
I’ve always loved toys that have more than meets the eye. Hidden spring-loaded projectiles. Secret passages in my LEGO sets. And of course, Transformers toys. But while many of the best ...
01:50 am - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge TiVo says its unreleased Roku and Apple TV apps are on hold
Photo: TiVo Last year at CES, TiVo said it would be launching apps for Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV sometime in 2019 that would let users watch live or recorded video without needing a se...
12:14 am - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge British monarchy rocked by Instagram post
Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, announced on Instagram that they “intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family ...
12:11 am - Thu, January 9, 2020
The Verge Instagram seemingly removes Grimes pregnancy announcement post for nudity violation
Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Musician Claire Boucher, better known by her stage name, Grimes, appears to have run afoul of Instagram’s nudity ban in a recent post announcing h...
11:15 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge CES 2020 continues with details about Quibi, a conversation with Neons CEO, and new features from Twitter
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Quibi and Twitter announced some interesting news during the second full day of CES Continue reading… ...
11:05 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Samsung now thinks it sold either 400,000 or 500,000 Galaxy Folds, but its not sure
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge A month after Samsung executive Young Sohn wrongly claimed the company had sold 1 million Galaxy Fold phones, it has returned with another sal...
11:05 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Samsung now thinks it sold either 400,000 or 500,000 Galaxy Folds, not sure
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge A month after Samsung executive Young Sohn wrongly claimed the company had sold 1 million Galaxy Fold phones, it has returned with another sal...
10:58 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge NASA finally rolls out completed core of its massive new rocket
Today, NASA rolled out the completed core section of its massive new rocket, the Space Launch System, which is designed to take people into deep space. The core stage, manufactured at NASA...
10:22 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Ring says it has fired four employees for abusing access to user video
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge In a letter to lawmakers about its security practices, Amazon’s Ring admitted that, over the past four years, it has fired four employees for abusing a...
10:01 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Sonos Google feud is really about platform power
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Yesterday, Sonos filed two lawsuits against Google over its wireless speaker tech. The company alleges that Google infringed on patents for syncing a gro...
09:46 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Todays best gaming laptop deals: Razer Blade 15 Advanced, MSI Stealth, and HP Omen
Razer Blade Pro 17 | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge In addition to the iPad Air and MacBook Pro deals going on today, there are also a number of deals on gaming laptops avai...
09:31 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Samsungs new external SSD has a built-in fingerprint reader for extra security
When it comes to improving external SSDs, there are usually only two things that matter: making the drives faster and adding more storage. Samsung’s new T7 Touch external SSD, which was ...
09:06 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Noise-canceling DJ headphones are here
Image: Korg This week, Korg and JBL debuted new pro DJ headphones with active noise cancellation (ANC), Bluetooth, and a host of other smart options. These are not normal features to inc...
08:52 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Delta is offsetting emissions for flights to Las Vegas for CES
Photo by DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images Delta will spend more than $100,000 to offset the greenhouse gas emissions of every flight to and from Las Vegas, Nevada, this week. It’s an e...
08:48 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Kuwait news agency says its Twitter was hacked to spread misinformation about US withdrawal
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Kuwait’s state news agency said its Twitter account was hacked and used to spread false information about US troops withdrawing from the country...
08:22 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Sprint is killing off Virgin Mobile USA, and Virgin is getting the rights back
Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images We lost the excellent Virgin America airline a few years back, and the virtual cellular network that owes its name to Sir Richar...
08:20 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Almost everyone at CollegeHumor is fired as new owner asks the internet for help
Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage As of today, the venerable comedy concern CollegeHumor Media is mostly dead. In the words of Sam Reich, its chief commercial officer, IAC “has made the dif...
07:44 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Sonos CEO will testify to lawmakers after suing Google
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Only a day after Sonos officially sued Google for stealing its tech designs, House antitrust leaders have invited the speaker company to air its g...
07:42 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Pilotless air taxi from Chinas Ehang takes flight in the US for the first time
Photo by Joe Klamar / AFP via Getty Images Chinese drone maker Ehang demonstrated its autonomous air taxi in the US for the first time. The all-electric two-seater took flight for five m...
07:04 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge The latest cellular iPad Air is on sale for its lowest price ever
Apple iPad Air | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Even though we’re past the holidays, there are still some good deals available on relatively new and popular devices, like the 16-inc...
06:40 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Voiceitt aims to help stroke survivors talk to smart homes
Smart home tech could someday be updated with software that makes it easier for people with speech-related medical conditions to communicate with their devices. At CES, the Israeli startup...
06:35 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge At CES 2020, the AirPods Pro competitors arrived in droves
Image: 1More Whether it’s Audio-Technica, 1More, Panasonic, or Klipsch, at times, it felt like every headphone manufacturer at CES 2020 had a pair of wireless earbuds to announce. It...
06:25 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge American Airlines is testing Google Assistants interpreter mode for customer service
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Last year, at CES 2019, Google introduced interpreter mode for Google Assistant, which lets you say something in one language and have it translat...
06:14 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Twitter will put options to limit replies directly on the compose screen
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Speaking today at a CES event in Las Vegas, Twitter’s director of product management, Suzanne Xie, unveiled some new changes that are coming to ...
06:00 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Amazons hardware boss responds to Sonos accusations of stolen technology
Amazon executive Dave Limp | Grant Hindsley / AFP via Getty Images Yesterday morning, The New York Times broke the news that Sonos is suing Google. Under the belief that Google stole its...
05:39 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Australian comedian breaks Facebook record by raising $32 million for wildfires
A fundraiser by Australian comedian and actor Celeste Barber has raised more than $32 million (about $46 million AUS) to support fire companies fighting the massive bushfires in Australia,...
05:35 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Quibi versus the world
Can Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman change everything about video on your phone? Continue reading… ...
04:59 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge This $3,995 fat-tire electric scooter is totally unique just dont pick it up
Over a year ago, images and videos of an electric scooter with enormous wheels and a slanted, off-center frame began popping up online. The self-balancing scooter concept, made by a US-bas...
04:39 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Samsung keeps the removable battery alive with new XCover Pro smartphone
Image: Samsung Samsung’s new Galaxy XCover Pro is a rugged smartphone that features a removable battery, a feature that’s almost unheard of in a modern phone. So, if you’re prepare...
04:18 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Device Care app is sending data back to China but its less scary than it sounds
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge On January 6th, a post appeared on Reddit’s largest Android forum with alarming news: “Chinese spyware pre-installed on all Samsung phones...
04:01 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Chrome is toning down its notification requests
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Chrome is cutting down on annoying browser notifications with its latest update. As part of this “quieter” new notification process for deskto...
04:00 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Spotify will use everything it knows about you to target podcast ads
Spotify Spotify is going to start using its copious amounts of user data to run targeted ads inside its exclusive podcasts. Targeted advertising remains new ground for podcasts, and the ...
03:58 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Twitch will launch Hype Train this week, which means youll get emotes for going off in chat
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Hype is important on Twitch. That’s why the company is gamifying it with a new feature called Hype Train, launching this week. If you donate eno...
03:00 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Sonys electric car is the best surprise of CES
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge A real working car stuffed full of Sony tech Continue reading… ...
03:00 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Yales new smart delivery box prevents package-pilfering porch pirates
August has a new, smaller smart lock for the US market, and its parent company Yale is also releasing a few other new products. There’s a home safe, a tiny latch that can be used for cab...
03:00 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Augusts latest smart lock is smaller, sleeker, and doesnt need a hub
Image: August August has announced the latest addition to its line of retrofit smart door locks: the Wi-Fi Smart Lock. The new lock is similar in appearance to the Smart Lock Pro, but it...
02:15 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Smart tech is coming for your last safe space:the bathroom
There’s no shortage of gadgets at CES ready to invade the last bastion of privacy at home: the bathroom. The intruders aren’t just startups hoping to revolutionize the way we use the b...
02:00 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Foldable and dual-screen laptops desperately need Windows 10X
Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10X last year, alongside its Surface Neo dual-screen device. Windows 10X is an ambitious effort to redesign the operating system for devices that have...
01:30 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Segways S-Pod looks weird, but its a lot of fun to drive
Segway’s newest self-balancing vehicle looks strange, but what’s new? Segways have always made riders look like technological fools. At least in Segway’s newest vehicle, the egg-shap...
01:01 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Neon CEO explains the tech behind his overhyped artificial humans
The most buzzed-about company at CES 2020 doesn’t make a gadget you can see or touch. It doesn’t even have a product yet. But for reasons I’m still not entirely sure I grasp, the lea...
12:00 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Googles Project Zero is now being more considerate with how it discloses security vulnerabilities
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google’s Project Zero cybersecurity team is trialling a new policy where it won’t make security vulnerabilities public early after a fix has b...
12:00 pm - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Sonos said what every smaller tech company was thinking: working with big tech sucks
Sonos CEO Patrick Spence in August 2019, showing the then-new Sonos Move speaker. | Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Google is explicitly denying it copied Sonos’ technology ...
11:00 am - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Facebooks deepfakes ban has some obvious workarounds
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge We’re used to social networks waiting until the damage has already been done before announcing a cleanup effort. When it comes to the synthetic ...
10:01 am - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge TikTok vulnerability could have let hackers access users videos
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Cybersecurity research firm Check Point Research says it found “multiple vulnerabilities” within video sharing app TikTok that demonstrated it...
09:50 am - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge MSIs Creator 17 is the worlds very first Mini LED laptop
Image: MSI MSI is showing off its Creator 17 laptop at CES 2020, which it says is the “world’s very first” laptop to feature a Mini LED display. By using much smaller LEDs as a bac...
09:41 am - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Linksys routers will soon monitor your breathing as well as movement
Linksys Wellness Pods next to a Velop mesh router. | Image: Linksys Linksys Velop mesh routers can already sense movement inside homes, now they’re adding the ability to monitor the he...
09:41 am - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Linksys Wi-Fi will soon monitor your breathing as well as movement
Linksys Wellness Pods next to a Velop mesh router. | Image: Linksys Linksys Velop mesh routers can already sense movement inside homes, now they’re adding the ability to monitor the he...
02:26 am - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge ICANNs founding chairman joins the battle to keep .org out of private hands
Photo by Nadine Rupp/Getty Images In November, the Internet Society (ISOC), which owns the Public Interest Registry (PIR), the group that maintains the .org top-level domain, announced i...
02:06 am - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge Sprint is killing off Virgin Mobile USA
Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images We lost the excellent Virgin America airline a few years back, and virtual cellular network that owes its name to Sir Richard Br...
01:36 am - Wed, January 8, 2020
The Verge CES 2020 rolls on with Intels tiny PC, Impossible Pork, and a mask to filter out air pollution
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Razer, Intel, OnePlus and Impossible Meat made strong entries in the first full day of CES. Continue reading… ...
11:26 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Filmmaker Mode is coming to Samsung and Philips TVs to cure motion smoothing
Image: UHD Alliance At CES 2020, the UHD Alliance, a coalition that helps define display standards, announced that Filmmaker Mode, which is designed to show films with as little motion s...
10:39 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge No, the US Army isnt drafting you for WWIII by text message
Photo by Luke Sharrett/Getty Images No one’s being drafted for World War III — yet. And if you received a text saying that you were drafted, the United States Army wants you to know ...
10:22 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Boeing and NASA are forming an investigation team to figure out cause of spacecraft mishap
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner after landing in the New Mexico desert on December 22nd. | Photo by Bill Ingalls / NASA Boeing plans to work with NASA to figure out why the company’s newe...
10:10 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Samsung copied Apples Face ID logo in its CES keynote
It’s not the worst press conference mistake we’ve seen at CES this year, but Samsung revisited a classic during its keynote last night: copying Apple’s work, continuing a seemingly e...
10:02 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Watch Mobileyes self-driving car drive through Jerusalem using only cameras
Photo by Christoph Dernbach/picture alliance via Getty Images When it comes to self-driving cars, the general axiom for sensors is “the more the merrier.” The safest systems are the ...
09:53 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Odyssey G9 is the most extreme ultrawide gaming monitor
Samsung’s Odyssey G9 gaming monitor is an incredible thing to behold in person. It’s on the show floor at CES 2020, and pretty much everyone who sat in front of the 49-inch 1440p displ...
09:39 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge A massive telecom union just launched a new campaign to unionize game developers
Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images The Communication Workers of America (CWA), one of the largest unions in the US formed initially by telecom workers, has launch...
09:15 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Facebooks deepfake ban isnt winning over critics
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge For months, Facebook has struggled with deceptively altered videos, but late Monday evening, the company cracked, announcing that it would ban dee...
08:57 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge These are the best deals on gaming laptops and Xbox titles right now
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you’re excited about all of the new gaming laptops and PCs announced this week but you don’t want to drop a ton of money or you can’t...
08:40 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Cooler Master has a NUC PC case thats bigger than Intels but smaller than Razers
Image: Cooler Master Earlier today, Intel announced its new initiative for tiny modular gaming PCs that let you swap out modular CPU cartridges (what Intel calls a “NUC Element”), an...
08:34 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Facebook exec erroneously cites The Lord of the Rings when comparing the social network to the One Ring
Facebook executive Andrew “Boz” Bosworth published a memo that looks ahead to the 2020 election. In it, he discussed how Facebook’s marketing tools were used by the Trump campaign to...
07:56 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Facebook executive: we got Trump elected, and we shouldnt stop him in 2020
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In a memo obtained by The New York Times and publicly posted, a Facebook executive says the company’s platform was responsible for electing Dona...
07:50 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Listen to The Vergecasts first CES 2020 episode
The Vergecast live at CES 2020 | Christian Purdie The first Vergecast of 2020 is here. The Verge is back in Las Vegas for CES 2020, and we’ve already seen enough new tech to fill an en...
07:48 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Boeing will recommend simulator training for pilots of its troubled 737 Max jets
Photo by Thierry Monasse / Getty Images Boeing said it would recommend simulator training for pilots of its 737 Max jets after previously stating that such training was unnecessary. In ...
07:30 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Rolands A-88MKII keyboard is a sign that MIDI 2.0 is on the way
Image: Roland MIDI 2.0 is close to being finalized, and Roland has announced its first keyboard controller to support the new protocol, as spotted by MusicRadar. Roland’s A-88MKII MIDI...
07:10 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge TiVo gets into the streaming fight with the new $69 Stream 4K
TiVo’s latest TV product isn’t much of a TiVo at all — at least, not a TiVo like customers are used to, with a focus on DVR recordings of live TV that allows users to skip commercial...
07:00 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge LIDAR sensors arent just for self-driving cars anymore
Most people will recognize a self-driving car based on the whirling sensor perched on the roof. LIDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, uses laser pulses to build a 3D model o...
06:59 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Escape from Tarkov creator gives terrible excuse for not including playable female characters
Image: Battlestate Games We’re in a brand-new decade, but that hasn’t stopped some video game developers from falling back on inexcusable explanations for why you can’t play as fem...
06:46 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Go read this short story about family history and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Fiction isn’t real life. It’s not meant to be, really, because the form is a reflection. Narratives lie because they make sense out of the nonsense of everyday life; they’re always r...
06:34 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Travelex currency exchange is offline following a malware attack
Photo by: Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images It seems bitcoin has come out swinging against fiat currency — as one of the world’s largest fiat currency exchanges ...
06:00 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge NFL star Jay Ajayi is now a pro gamer
Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images Former Super Bowl champion Jay Ajayi is moving into a very different kind of football. Today, MLS team Philadelphia Union announced that it signed Ajayi ...
06:00 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge The Google Assistant will finally let you schedule actions for later
For the past few years, Google and Amazon have tussled to get the most attention for their respective digital assistants at CES. But while Amazon mainly focuses on partner announcements, G...
06:00 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge The Google Assistant will be able to read articles out loud in 42 languages
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is “previewing” a new feature here at CES for the Google Assistant on Android phones that turns it into a supercharged screen reader. W...
05:43 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Watch Samsung show off its robotic BB-8 lookalike Ballie, AR glasses, and exoskeleton demo
Samsung’s CES 2020 press conference on Monday featured robots, exoskeletons, AI, augmented reality, smart cities, and basically every other technology category you could think of. The s...
05:38 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge AirPods and smart TVs have some of the best deals available right now
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Deals at this point in the year can be slow, but right now, that isn’t the case. There are some unusually good deals today, with Apple’s A...
05:35 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Delta will add a binge button to its inflight entertainment screens
Image: Delta Airlines Delta Air Lines has announced a new set of features and technologies to its inflight entertainment experience at CES 2020, including a “binge button” and the ab...
05:30 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Delta will test a multiview airport screen with personal trip information
One day soon, you may walk into an airport, stand shoulder to shoulder with your fellow passengers, and gaze up with them at the same single screen to receive your personal trip informatio...
05:19 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Sonos sues Google for allegedly stealing smart speaker tech
The Sonos One smart speaker | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Audio company Sonos has sued Google for allegedly copying its patented speaker technology while undercutting it at market. ...
05:00 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Philips Hue gets three new outdoor lights
Philips Hue Appear wall light | Photo: Signify At CES this week, three new outdoor lights are being unveiled for Philips Hue: a path light, a spotlight, and a wall-mounted fixture with l...
05:00 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge The Skagen Falster 3 Wear OS smartwatch has a Snapdragon 3100 and 1GB RAM
Skagen Falster 3. | Image: Skagen Skagen has just announced the latest iteration of its Wear OS-powered smartwatch, the Falster 3. The Falster 3’s big new features include the Qualcomm...
04:00 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge The best part of the OnePlus Concept One isnt the disappearing camera
At a press event at CES, we got a chance to play around with a concept phone from OnePlus, appropriately called the OnePlus Concept One. It is a true concept device in that it may never be...
03:29 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge OnePlus latest feature will stop your phone from overcharging overnight
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge OnePlus has announced a new feature called Optimized Charging, which aims to make your phone’s battery last longer by changing the way it charges. The...
03:25 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge This AI kitty litter box will analyze your cats poops for some reason
Sometimes you read about all the new gadgets at CES and have FOMO because you’re not there, and other times you read about an AI cat litter box. LuluPet says that it has the world’s f...
03:00 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Unagis $990 electric scooters are getting more powerful and more colorful
Electric scooter company Unagi has a powerful new model to show off. The California-based startup has upgraded its flagship scooter with dual motors, enabling better torque and higher spee...
02:18 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge White House encourages hands-off approach to AI regulation
Photo by Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images While experts worry about AI technologies like intrusive surveillance and autonomous weaponry, the US government is advocating a hands-o...
02:00 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Razer made another Switch-like mobile gamepad, but this one works with Android and iOS
Image: Razer In October, Razer announced Junglecat, a mobile gamepad with two Nintendo Switch Joy-Con-like controllers that attached to either side of your phone, but it only worked with...
02:00 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Razers first desktop gaming PC is the stunning modular Tomahawk
Razer sells plenty of gaming mice, keyboards, headsets, and an edgy gaming laptop called the Blade, but it’s never sold its own gaming desktop PC — unless you count a few collaboration...
02:00 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Inside Intels Ghost Canyon NUC, the incredibly small modular desktop PC
It might change the way mini-PCs are built Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge PopSockets made its own wireless charging pad so you dont have to take the PopSocket off your phone
Image: PopSockets People seemingly love sticking PopSockets to their phones for the extra grip, but doing so introduces a new issue: the inability to wirelessly charge a phone when a Pop...
02:00 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Razers latest concept is a 5G router for gamers thats also a mobile hotspot
Back in 2018, Razer jumped into the router market with Sila, a gaming router designed to offer high-speed and reliable Wi-Fi performance for gaming. And now, at CES 2020, the company is sh...
02:00 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Insta360s One R shape-shifts between a 360 and an action camera
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge This is the Insta360 One R. Like Insta360’s prior cameras, it’s capable of shooting 360 degrees of footage. But it’s also a standard 4K action ca...
01:00 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Up close with Mercedes-Benzs Avatar concept car
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge That’s right: Avacar Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Goal Zeros newest battery is the most powerful Yeti to date
The 6000X is “the most powerful Yeti to date.” | Image: Goal Zero Goal Zero, maker of portable batteries both big and small, is rolling out its all new Yeti X models at CES. They ran...
12:00 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Concept cars and concept foldables betray a lack of confidence
If you don’t know what to make, you promise to make everything Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge I tasted Impossible Pork at CES 2020
You may have heard that Impossible Foods is expanding its fake meat options beyond burgers — it’s moving into pork. So I chowed down at Kumi, a Japanese restaurant in the Mandalay Bay ...
11:00 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge TikTok may be edging closer to a sale
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Happy New Year, everybody! I hope your re-entry into working life went reasonably smoothly. 2020 is shaping up to a big year for this newsletter: ...
10:56 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Lemmings, Worms, and Tomb Raider celebrated in new British postal stamps
Royal Mail has unveiled a set of 12 special stamps that celebrate iconic British video games from the 1980s and 1990s. The collection is designed to highlight some of the most popular game...
10:12 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge MSIs new gaming PC looks like a robots head
“I’m sorry Dave, I can’t let you do that” | Image: MSI MSI’s MEG Aegis Ti5 is a new gaming PC with one of the most ostentatious cases I’ve ever seen, with a design that’s r...
08:04 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge GoPro has a fix to get Karma drones flying again
GoPro has figured out why Karma drones worldwide have been unable to fly since the beginning of the new year, as The Verge first reported on Sunday, and says a fix is coming. The company s...
07:00 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Samsungs artificial humans are just digital avatars
Still grabbing from Neon.Life site. Samsung subsidiary STAR Labs has officially unveiled its mysterious “artificial human” project, Neon. As far as we can tell, though, there’s no ...
06:03 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge This smart lock might be the first real product that gets its power beamed through the air
Photo by Ashley Carman / The Verge If it works well, a new smart lock may prove there’s a real use for the long-range wireless charging tech the industry has been striving toward for y...
06:00 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Wacoms $400 tablet is its most affordable yet, and adds Android compatibility
Wacom Wacom is launching its $399 Wacom One creative pen display at CES, its most affordable tablet to date. The 13-inch display works with macOS and Windows devices, in addition to an u...
05:24 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Facebook bans deepfake videos ahead of the 2020 election
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge With a presidential election campaign underway in the United States, Facebook announced Monday that it has banned manipulated videos and photos, o...
05:01 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Mercedes-Benz unveils an Avatar-themed concept car with scales
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Mercedes-Benz has just pulled the wraps off of a wild new concept car that was inspired by the 2009 movie Avatar called — what else? — the Mercedes-...
03:20 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge SpaceX launches latest batch of 60 internet-beaming satellites for Starlink constellation
Update January 6th, 10:20PM ET: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket took off at 9:19PM ET from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and deployed the 60 satellites about an hour after launch. The rocke...
03:16 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Samsung plans to launch its Galaxy Home Mini smart speaker early this year
Image: Samsung Samsung’s Galaxy Home Mini may finally see the light of day, with Samsung CEO and head of its consumer electronics division Hyun-Suk Kim announcing at CES 2020 that the ...
03:02 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Samsungs new Ballie robot is like a real-life mini BB-8
Today, at Samsung’s keynote at CES, Samsung introduced Ballie, a small ball-shaped robot intended to help you around the house. Samsung says Ballie utilizes AI to be a security robot, a ...
03:00 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Belkin partners with Devialet for a Google Assistant smart speaker thats also a wireless charger
Image: Belkin Belkin is a company known for its wireless chargers. Devialet is known for its high-end, ultra loud speakers. And at CES 2020, the two companies announced that they’ll be...
03:00 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Linksys combines 5G and fast Wi-Fi 6 networking in new gear
Linksys 5G Velop Mesh Gateway. | Image: Linksys Linksys just announced an entire lineup of 5G networking gear that will begin shipping between this spring and the end of 2020. Unfortunat...
03:00 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Wemos new WiFi Smart Plug gets an even tinier redesign
Wemo WiFi Smart Plug | Image: Wemo Wemo has a new smart plug out at CES 2020, the (aptly named) WiFi Smart Plug, which replaces the existing Wemo Mini plug with an even tinier design. Th...
03:00 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Chinas NIU starts selling its electric mopeds in the US
Image: NIU Chinese startup NIU is bringing its Vespa-style electric mopeds in the United States. The company says it made its slick and somewhat affordable electric two-wheelers availabl...
02:55 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge MSIs new gaming laptops have speedy 300Hz displays and massive 99.9Wh batteries
Image: MSI At CES 2020, PC gaming hardware maker MSI announced two new gaming laptops with super-speedy 300Hz refresh rate screens and massive batteries to help power them. One of the la...
02:42 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Watch Sony unveil its Vision-S concept car and reveal the new PS5 logo
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Sony’s CES 2020 press conference was a brief one, but it did have some interesting news. The company revealed the PlayStation 5 (aka the PS5) logo for...
02:00 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge SanDisks prototype 8TB external SSD is the biggest ever made
At CES, huge storage in tiny flash drives is practically a tradition, and once again, SanDisk has delivered with a prototype of a new 8TB portable SSD, the biggest external SSD ever made....
02:00 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Bluetooth will support hearing aids, sharing, and a better audio codec
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Now that most smartphones don’t have headphone jacks, there’s no shortage of complaints about Bluetooth. This year at CES, the industry group...
02:00 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Rolands new hardware is a plug and play mini studio for smartphone vloggers
Image: Roland Music hardware company Roland unveiled its first consumer hardware for vloggers ahead of the 2020 Consumer Electronics show. Called Go:Livecast, the little box connects wit...
02:00 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Netgears new Nighthawk Mesh offers Wi-Fi 6 for less
Netgear Nighthawk Mesh Wi-Fi 6 mesh router | Image: Netgear Since Wi-Fi 6 was officially ratified in September, we’ve seen a number of Wi-Fi 6 routers hit the market from companies suc...
02:00 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Netgears Nighthawk M5 mobile hot spot combines 5G with Wi-Fi 6
Netgear Nighthawk M5 mobile hot spot | Image: Netgear Netgear has announced the new Nighthawk M5 mobile hot spot, a full-featured 5G hot spot that will be available through carriers and ...
02:00 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Nikon finally updates its most popular full-frame DSLR
This week at CES, Nikon is announcing the new D780 DSLR. It’s the long-awaited successor to the D750, which came out in 2014 and is described by Nikon as its most popular full-frame DSLR...
02:00 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Moshis chargers, cables, and batteries now come with a 10-year warranty
Image: Moshi Moshi’s accessory lineup, which includes portable batteries, adapters, and cables, now comes with a 10-year warranty, the company announced today at CES. You’ll need to ...
01:49 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Canon announces the EOS-1D X Mark III because the DSLR still isnt dead
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III | Image: Canon Canon has just taken the wraps off of its latest high-end, professional DSLR, the EOS-1D Mark III. The Mark III follows the 1D X Mark II released i...
01:44 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Sony surprises with an electric concept car called the Vision-S
Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge Sony just made what might be one of the biggest surprise announcements at this year’s CES: a car. Called the Sony Vision-S, it’s an electric concept c...
01:28 am - Tue, January 7, 2020
The Verge Sony reveals PlayStation 5 logo and shares PSVR sales milestone
Image: Sony Sony revealed the PlayStation 5’s logo (aka the PS5) during its CES 2020 press conference on Monday evening alongside the announcement that Sony has sold more than 5 millio...
11:23 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge AMDs 64-core Threadripper CPU will cost nearly $4,000 for its high-end performance
AMD’s Threadripper 3990X AMD is ready to release its first Threadripper 3990X CPU with 64 computing cores. The first chips will be available on February 7th, priced at $3,990. This isn...
11:07 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge LGs roll-up TV is shipping this year and could cost $60,000
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge LG’s roll-up TV — the one that impressed us at CES last year — is shipping this year and could cost around $60,000. According to CNET, the 65-inch ...
11:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge AMD and Intels new chips go head-to-head inside Acers Swift 3
Intel and AMD’s latest processors are going head-to-head inside Acer’s new Swift 3 laptop. Acer is allowing consumers to pick between a 14-inch AMD-powered laptop or a 13.5-inch Intel ...
11:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 has a hidden LED dot-matrix display on the lid
GIF by Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge Asus has a new gaming laptop at CES 2020: the 14-inch ROG Zephyrus G14. It’s the smallest Zephyrus gaming laptop Asus has ever made, and it features...
11:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Hyundai will make flying cars for Ubers air taxi service
Last month, Hyundai teased a “flying car” concept that it was bringing to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The full-scale prototype is now on display at CES this week, but t...
10:33 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge AMDs 7nm Ryzen 4000 CPUs are here to take on Intels 10nm Ice Lake laptop chips
AMD’s third-generation Ryzen processors for laptops have officially arrived at CES 2020, with the announcement of the new Ryzen 4000 series of chips based on the company’s 7nm Zen 2 ar...
10:31 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Xbox Series X rear ports include two USB-C and two HDMI
Microsoft revealed its Xbox Series X console last month, but the company strangely didn’t show off the rear of the device. During AMD’s CES keynote today, the chipmaker revealed the re...
10:26 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge TCL will enable variable refresh rates for some TVs later this year
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge TCL plans to release new software upgrades for some TVs that could make them better for gaming and make it easier to manage your home audio se...
10:22 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge CES 2020: OLED TVs, smart sex toys, smart locks, and more from Las Vegas
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge We’re watching all of the gadgets and keynotes for the latest news from LG, Samsung, Roku, and more Continue reading… ...
10:08 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Trump administration to begin collecting DNA from detained immigrants
Photo by David Peinado / NurPhoto via Getty Images The United States government will begin collecting the DNA of detained immigrants through pilot programs this week, according to a priv...
10:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Sonys first TVs of 2020 include its smallest 4K OLED ever
The X950H is one of three LCD TV ranges announced alongside Sony’s OLED lineup. | Image: Sony Sony has announced its first TVs of 2020, and among them is the 48-inch Master Series A9S,...
10:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Comcast now has a Wi-Fi 6 router for its high-speed customers
Image: Comcast Comcast announced a new version of its xFi Advanced Gateway, one of its modem / router combo products you can lease with your Xfinity internet, today at CES. This new vers...
10:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Dells Concept Ori and Concept Duet laptops imagine a foldable and dual-screen future
Dell may have already announced its big laptop news with the upgraded XPS 13 last week, but the company brought two new prototype laptops to CES 2020: the foldable Concept Ori and the dual...
10:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Alienwares Concept UFO prototype imagines a gaming PC thats shaped like a Nintendo Switch
Alienware is best known for its beefy gaming laptops and preconfigured desktop rigs, but at CES 2020, the company showed off a wild new prototype, the Concept UFO. It’s a full Windows 10...
09:46 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Shoppers in Thailand are getting creative after a new plastic bag ban
Photo by Mladen Antonov / AFP via Getty Images People in Thailand are stuffing their T-shirts, luggage, laundry hampers, and buckets with groceries after a ban on plastic bags in select ...
09:26 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Toyota will transform a 175-acre site in Japan into a prototype city of the future
Toyota wants to give a new meaning to the term “company town.” The Japanese auto giant said it will transform the 175-acre site of a former car factory in Japan into a “prototype ci...
09:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Incipio brings environmentally friendly phone cases into the mainstream
Image: Incipio Incipio announced a line of compostable plant-based phone cases today, joining a growing trend in eco-friendly cases. Compostable phone cases are nothing new. Several smal...
08:12 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge LGs smart TVs are the latest to add Apple TV, and you wont have to buy a 2020 model to get it
Image: LG Even if it’s not a brand-new model, if you have an LG smart TV, you’ll soon have access to Apple’s original TV content. LG announced in a release that its OLED and NanoCe...
08:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge TCLs new soundbar uses reflectors for more immersive Dolby Atmos audio
Image: TCL During its CES 2020 keynote today, TCL announced the Alto 9 Plus Dolby Atmos soundbar, which is among the first to offer full integration with Roku TV televisions. If you own ...
08:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge TCL is finally getting into the phone game with its own name
Dieter Bohn / The Verge Say hello to the TCL 10 Pro, 10L, and 10 5G Continue reading… ...
07:42 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge LGs CES press conference tried to convince us of its AI future
In its press conference at CES today, LG presented its upcoming lines of TVs and kitchen appliances for the coming year. This year, the emphasis was on AI: in fact, the first 20 minutes of...
07:30 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Lenovos Yoga 5G is the first ARM-powered Windows laptop with 5G
Image: Lenovo At Computex 2019, Lenovo teased that it was working on a 5G laptop that would feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx processor codenamed “Project Limitless.” At CES 2020, ...
07:30 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Lenovos ThinkPad X1 Fold is a $2,499 PC with a folding OLED screen
Last year, Lenovo showed off what it described as the “world’s first foldable PC” — a prototype OLED tablet that could fold up like a book or a tiny laptop. Now, at CES 2020, Lenov...
07:30 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Lenovos new AMD Ryzen 4000-powered Yoga starts $360 cheaper than its Intel version
AMD hasn’t even officially announced its Ryzen 4000 processors yet, but Lenovo is already offering us a first glimpse at a laptop that will ship in April with the new chips. The Yoga Sli...
07:30 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Lenovo leans into digital photo frames with new 21.5-inch Smart Frame
Image: Lenovo Lenovo’s Smart Frame is a new 21.5-inch display that’s designed to mount on your wall and display your photos. The Smart Frame, which Lenovo is announcing today at CES,...
07:30 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Lenovos ThinkBook Plus has a giant E Ink screen on the lid
Despite obvious reasons why it wouldn’t be commercially viable, I’ve always wanted an E Ink laptop. What could be better than a reading and writing device with endless battery life tha...
07:17 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Origins Big O doesnt make you choose between console or PC gaming
Last year, in honor of its 10th anniversary, Origin built the Big O — a massive custom gaming PC that also had an Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and a Nintendo Switch dock built into the same chas...
06:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Royoles new smart speaker has a wraparound touch display
Image: Royole Today at CES, Royole, which is known for its flexible screens and making the first foldable phone, debuted a new smart speaker with a display. But it’s not a flat display...
05:30 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Uber customers in Las Vegas will be able to use the app to ride the public bus
Went to Las Vegas but lost everything at the craps table? There’s now a cheaper way to get from the Strip to the airport. Uber is making a big bet on public transit in Las Vegas. The rid...
05:30 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge YouTube officially rolls out changes to childrens content following FTC settlement
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube executives have warned creators over the last few months that changes are coming to the platform to comply with a federal children’s pri...
05:29 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge I want a smart visor to block out the sun because I lose all my sunglasses
Ashley Carman / The Verge There’s something called a “Visual Visor” here at CES. It comes from Bosch, and it can detect when there’s sunlight shining on your face, directly into ...
05:07 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Ikeas Shortcut Buttons appear in stores as smart blinds gain HomeKit support
Ikea Shortcut Button next to Home Smart Gateway. | Image: Ikea Ikea’s Home Smart product portfolio continues to grow with the first in-store appearance of the Tradfri Shortcut Buttons,...
05:05 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge The headless robot cat company has made a headless robot kitten
Yukai Engineering Three years after Yukai Engineering’s headless robotic cat first wagged its way into our hearts, the therapy pillow is getting a smaller, portable sibling called the ...
05:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Elgatos new external capture card is a much easier way to stream 4K HDR 60 fps
Image: Corsair Elgato’s 4K 60 S+ is a new capture card that promises to make it much easier to record and stream your gameplay at the highest possible quality, meaning it can record 4K...
04:57 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Todays deals include the iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, and Fire TV Stick bundles
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Now that holiday sales have ended, most deals have slowed down a bit. But we still managed to find some good deals that are active now. If you...
04:46 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge What could this new Peloton monitor be for?
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge An FCC filing released today suggests that Peloton is working on a new monitor of some sort. The listing classifies the product as a “consol...
04:34 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge JBLs first Dolby Atmos soundbar includes battery-powered rear wireless speakers
Image: JBL JBL’s latest soundbar is the audio company’s first to support Dolby Atmos, and it’s taking a novel approach to its rear speakers that might make it a more convenient dev...
03:29 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Samsung has made an invisible AI-powered keyboard for your phone
We all work from our phones more than ever, but typing out emails and long messages is still slow compared to using a keyboard. Samsung has a solution: use AI and your phone’s camera to ...
03:23 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge The 14-inch dual-screen Asus ZenBook Duo is smaller, lighter, and less powerful
Asus’ ZenBook Pro Duo was one of the most interesting-looking laptops of 2019, and at CES 2020, the company announced the ZenBook Duo (no Pro this time), its smaller cousin that comes in...
03:07 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Samsungs next flagship Galaxy phone will reportedly have a 120Hz display
Video: Samsung Samsung’s next Galaxy flagship will have a screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, a new report from SamMobile is claiming. Citing “highly reliable sources,” the publicati...
03:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Fujitsu updates iconic Happy Hacking Keyboard with USB-C and Bluetooth
Image: Fujitsu Fujitsu has unveiled three new models of the cult-classic Happy Hacking Keyboard, an iconic ultra-compact keyboard with a layout that dates back to the ‘90s. While the k...
03:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Tumblr is rolling out an internet literacy initiative to help combat misinformation and cyberbullying
Getty Images With the 2020 election coming up and growing concerns about bad actors using social media sites to spread misinformation, Tumblr is launching an internet literacy campaign t...
02:57 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Watch SpaceX launch its latest batch of 60 internet-beaming satellites for its Starlink constellation
Tonight, SpaceX is set to launch its third batch of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit, part of the company’s ongoing initiative to create a mega-constellation of spacecraft that will bea...
02:43 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Samsungs ideas for the future of TVs are stunning and weird
Samsung has come to CES 2020 with some high-design TVs that range from the flagship 8K QLED Q950 (with bezels that are basically nonexistent when the screen is on) to the Sero, a “lifest...
02:25 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge The sex toy banned from CES last year is unlike anything weve ever seen
Ashley Carman / The Verge Lora DiCarlo likely didn’t intend to change CES forever, but the sexual wellness company and its personal massager accomplished just that last year. After hav...
02:16 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge New Mutants trailer teases Josh Boones vision for a horror-filled X-Men come to life
After years of existing in a void of film purgatory, 20th Century Fox’s X-Men spinoff The New Mutants is finally gearing up to be released. The newest trailer of the movie shows off som...
02:01 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Roku launches program to let third-party soundbars integrate with Roku TV
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Roku already has its own soundbar and speakers on the market, but today the company is announcing a new program that will let third parties release produ...
02:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Paxs latest vape has USB-C and uses smart weed pods
Pax is releasing an updated version of its Era vaporizer with new smart features that are meant to make vaping feel safer at a time when weed vapes have been linked to lung injuries and de...
02:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Amazons Fire TV soundbars will get Dolby Atmos, HDMI switching, and more later this year
Putting your smart TV OS on a soundbar instead of on a box, stick, or in your TV itself has gone from a small curiosity to a certified trend in the past few months. Amazon’s efforts star...
02:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Blue by ADT launches a suite of HomeKit-ready cameras
Photo by Cameron Faulkner / The Verge LifeShield has changed its name to “Blue by ADT”, but the bigger news out of CES 2020 is that it has launched three new DIY smart home security ...
02:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Ring adds privacy dashboard to app in response to security concerns
Ring Video Doorbell 2 | Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Ring has announced that it is adding a new privacy dashboard to its mobile apps that will let Ring owners manage their connected ...
02:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Ring adds lightbulbs, solar power to its smart lighting lineup
Ring A19 smart bulb. | Image: Ring, LLC Ring has announced a significant expansion of its smart lighting product line that was first introduced last year. In addition to the various outd...
02:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Lamborghini and Rivian are the latest automakers to add Amazons Alexa to their cars
Photo by Tamara Warren / The Verge Alexa is going ultra-luxury and fully electric. Amazon announced that its popular voice assistant will be added to a handful of new vehicles. Automobi...
02:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Amazon Fire TV seatback screens are coming to BMW and FCA vehicles
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images BMW and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be the first automakers to feature seatback screens powered by Amazon’s Fire TV operating system, the tech gi...
02:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Nvidias new GeForce driver includes highly-requested max frame rate feature
Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge Nvidia is releasing a new GeForce game ready driver in time for CES 2020 today. While Nvidia’s 2019 driver updates have included some pretty big feature...
02:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Kwiksets Halo Touch smart lock trades a numpad for a fingerprint scanner
Kwikset Halo Touch smart lock | Image: Kwikset Door lock manufacturer Kwikset has announced the new Halo Touch, a Wi-Fi-connected smart lock that can also be unlocked with the swipe of a...
12:00 pm - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge My favorite thing so far at CES
Image: Netatmo An innovation borne of ingenuity, not thousands of engineers Continue reading… ...
11:15 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge HyperXs new Cloud Flight S gaming headset has Qi wireless charging
HyperX has debuted a slight upgrade to its wireless Cloud Flight gaming headset at CES 2020. It’s called the Cloud Flight S, and its big new feature is Qi wireless charging capability. I...
10:02 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge HPs new all-in-one PC wirelessly charges your phone and has an RTX 2080 inside
The PC market is largely focused on laptops these days, so it’s unusual to see a powerful new all-in-one PC. HP is announcing exactly that at CES 2020 this week, with its new Envy 32 AiO...
06:00 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Intel just confirmed its building this tiny modular desktop gaming PC
Photos: Koolshare forums When Intel conducted a short-lived experiment that put AMD graphics inside an Intel processor, it led to one of the most diminutive yet capable gaming PCs ever m...
05:01 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge This walking package-delivery robot is now for sale
Digit can walk, carry objects, and operate semi-autonomously. | Image: Agility Robotics US startup Agility Robotics has announced that its bipedal robot Digit is now for sale, with the ...
04:14 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Golden Globe 2020 winners: Netflix takes a back seat in a night full of surprises
The Golden Globe Awards kicked off a new decade of awards shows with a series of surprising wins in both the film and TV categories. Perhaps the biggest surprise was that streaming didn...
03:45 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge LOrals latest gadget mixes lipstick based on what your favorite influencers wear
Photo by Ashley Carman / The Verge L’Oréal is continuing to advance into the tech space with the announcement of its Bluetooth-connected Perso — a gadget that’ll mix up lipstick, ...
02:36 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Rad Power Bikes flagship electric bicycle, the RadRover, has a new look
Image: Rad Power Bikes Rad Power Bikes makes some of the most capable and affordable electric bikes in the US, like the RadWagon cargo bike and RadRunner utility bike. On Friday, the Sea...
02:31 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Samsungs new Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite phones are deeply confusing
Low-end phones with high-end names Continue reading… ...
02:30 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Samsungs new Sero TV can rotate vertically for your TikTok and Instagram videos
Images: Samsung (two marketing images combined) There’s probably no clearer indication that vertical video is here to stay than Samsung making a TV designed to showcase it. And that’...
02:00 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Nvidia and Asus unveil a 360Hz gaming monitor designed for e-sports
When Asus first unveiled a 360Hz gaming monitor last year, it was an April Fools’ prank. At CES 2020, Asus is revealing the real thing: a 24.5-inch 1080p gaming monitor that runs at 360H...
02:00 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Nvidia and Asus announce a 360Hz gaming monitor designed for e-sports
When Asus first showed off a 360Hz gaming monitor last year, it was an April Fools’ prank. At CES 2020, Asus is bringing the real thing: a 24.5-inch 1080p gaming monitor that runs at 360...
01:00 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Jabra announces Elite Active 75t earbuds and $99 Elite 45h headphones
Image: Jabra Jabra is launching two new products at CES 2020. Just as it did with their predecessors, the company is following up on the well-received Elite 75t true wireless earbuds wit...
01:00 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Withings incorporates two health monitoring tools into one watch
Withings For its newest smart watch, the ScanWatch, Withings pieced together two health monitoring technologies: one that detects the heart condition atrial fibrillation, and one that me...
01:00 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge After being banned in 2019, Lora DiCarlo returns to CES with two new sex toys and awards
Left to right: the Baci, Osé, and Onda. | Image: Lora DiCarlo Lora DiCarlo is unveiling two new sex toys at CES today, a year after the company was kicked out of the show. The two produ...
01:00 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge HPs updated Elite Dragonfly G2 is the first laptop with a built-in Tile tracker
HP’s Elite Dragonfly was a surprisingly great laptop for a business-focused device, and at CES 2020, HP is already announcing an upgraded version: the Elite Dragonfly G2. The updated mod...
01:00 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Netatmos HomeKit smart lock uses physical NFC keys
An NFC Key being inserted into Netatmo’s Smart Door Lock. | Image: Netatmo Netatmo just added a door lock to its portfolio of smart home gear. The creatively named Netatmo Smart Door ...
01:00 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge The smart toothbrush is an idea that refuses to die
Image: Oral-B CES means there’s no shortage of “smart” connected gadgets, and toothbrushes are no exception. Oral-B and Colgate are launching new smart toothbrushes this year: the ...
01:00 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge HPs 15-inch Spectre x360 gets upgraded with smaller bezels and a good trackpad
Last year, HP overhauled the 13-inch Spectre x360 convertible laptop with some much-needed improvements: a slimmed-down design, reduced bezels, and a functional trackpad. At CES 2020, the ...
12:47 am - Mon, January 6, 2020
The Verge Suuntos first Wear OS smartwatch is taking on Garmin with outdoor offline maps
Image: Suunto You’ve probably never heard of Suunto unless you’re a die-hard fitness watch enthusiast, but the company’s latest wrist-worn gadget might have a larger audience than ...
11:03 pm - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge CES 2020: what were covering and whats up next
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The Verge is in Las Vegas checking out the gadgets and announcements from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show Continue reading&hell...
10:40 pm - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge Fisker debuts $37,500 electric SUV with a solar roof
Image: Fisker Inc. Electric vehicle entrepreneur Henrik Fisker has unveiled his first purportedly mass-market EV, an SUV called the Fisker Ocean, ahead of the 2020 Consumer Electronics s...
10:00 pm - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge Acer updates transforming Spin laptops with Intel 10th Gen chips
Image: Acer Acer has updated its Spin lineup of laptops with two new models, the Spin 3 and Spin 5, powered by Intel’s Ice Lake 10th Gen CPUs. Both laptops feature the 360-degree hinge...
10:00 pm - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge Arlos new Floodlight Camera doesnt need any wiring
Image: Arlo Arlo is announcing its newest security camera, the Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera, which has a plate of powerful LEDs to better light the area in the camera’s field of view. ...
10:00 pm - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge Acer is launching three new Predator monitors, including a giant 55-inch model
Acer is announcing three new Predator monitors at CES 2020 today, and that includes a massive, 55-inch 4K OLED model. The giant Predator CG552K is a 4K OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate...
10:00 pm - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge Acers ConceptD 7 Ezel is a smaller transforming laptop designed for creators
Photo by Ashley Carman / The Verge Acer has announced a smaller version of its creator-focused transforming ConceptD laptop following the launch of the ConceptD 9 last year. The new Conc...
10:00 pm - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge TP-Links new mesh routers support Wi-Fi 6
TP-Link Deco X90 mesh router system | Image: TP-Link TP-Link has announced a refresh of its Deco line of mesh router systems that now includes support for the new Wi-Fi 6 protocol. The n...
09:15 pm - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge Trump tells Congress to follow him on Twitter for updates on war with Iran
Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images After ordering the assassination of a top Iranian commander without giving notice to congressional leaders, President Trump has told Congress to ...
09:00 pm - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge GoPro Karma drones grounded worldwide, thanks to possible GPS glitch
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Owners of the GoPro Karma have been unable to fly their drones since the new year began, according to dozens of forum posts and tweets. The problem is ...
08:00 pm - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge Heres Lenovos first eGPU enclosure and a gaming laptop to go with it
Image: Lenovo Lenovo is getting into the eGPU market with the Legion BoostStation, a new eGPU enclosure which can accommodate graphics cards up to 330mm in length. The company also has a...
06:59 pm - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge This thermometer is smart enough to automatically adjust a Whirlpool ovens temperature
Yummly Smart Thermometer | Image: Whirlpool This new smart thermometer is completely wire-free — so you won’t have to deal with any cords coming out of your oven door. And, it’ll e...
05:43 pm - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge US announces AI software export restrictions
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge The US will impose new restrictions on the export of certain AI programs overseas, including to rival China. The ban, which comes into force on...
05:00 pm - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge Vizios 2020 lineup includes its biggest TV yet and first-ever OLED
Image: Vizio Vizio is going big at CES 2020 with a lineup of new 4K HDR TVs that are fully optimized for the current and upcoming generations of game consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Bu...
05:00 pm - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge Vizios new soundbar rotates its speakers for better Dolby Atmos surround sound
Image: Vizio Alongside a new lineup of TVs, Vizio is also announcing its latest soundbar systems at CES 2020. At the top of the heap is what the company calls the Elevate soundbar, a 10-...
04:00 pm - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge Toripon is a great way to relax by taking pictures of cute virtual birds
Victoria Smith 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 t...
03:57 pm - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge Ankis toy robots are being saved from a digital death
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Assets belonging to defunct robot toy company Anki have been bought by an ed-tech firm named Digital Dream Labs, which promises to save Anki’s robots ...
02:00 pm - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge Samsung details its stunning bezel-less 8K TV
Image: Samsung The bezel-less TV from Samsung is indeed a real product being announced here at CES 2020. However, it’s only available in an 8K set that’s guaranteed to be very expens...
12:00 pm - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge CES 2020 is here and heres how to set your expectations
Amelia Holowaty Krales Buckle up for gadget news Continue reading… ...
09:28 am - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge Samsungs artificial human project definitely looks like a digital avatar
On Friday we wrote about Samsung’s mysterious ‘artificial human’ project Neon, speculating that the company was building realistic human avatars that could be used for entertainment ...
04:01 am - Sun, January 5, 2020
The Verge Samsung confirms Galaxy S11 event for February 11th
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The next Galaxy flagship smartphone from Samsung is indeed being announced on February 11th. After the date was discovered earlier today thanks to...
04:15 pm - Sat, January 4, 2020
The Verge Samsungs next flagship Galaxy phone will probably be announced February 11
If you’re eagerly awaiting Samsung’s next flagship phone, the Galaxy S11, then go ahead and mark February 11 in your diary. According to a newly-leaked promo, this looks to be the date...
03:00 pm - Sat, January 4, 2020
The Verge 7 new trailers you should watch this week
Photo: Jonny Cournoyer / Paramount Pictures I’ve been excited to write about Little Women since I saw a screening of it a few months ago. It’s one of my favorite movies of 2019 and a...
11:37 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge What you need to know about the Australia bushfires
Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images After an already devastating start to its fire season, Australia is bracing for things to get worse. The Verge will update this page with news an...
11:02 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge This electronic album was made for the SNES and you can buy it as a cartridge
Image: Remute German musician Remute has made and released music on a variety of old mediums, but his newest effort marks a quirky milestone: The Cult Of Remute is claimed to be the firs...
10:24 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Google News discontinues print replica PDFs of magazines
Stop me if you’ve heard this, but: Google is discontinuing a product. This time, it’s the print replica magazines in Google News, which are the PDF versions of print pages you could vi...
10:06 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Mike Bloomberg has spent nearly $15 million to be in your Google search results
Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images The 77-year-old former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is running for president, on a centrist-friendly platform that’s mainly p...
09:11 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge This wireless power startup says it can charge your phone using only radio waves
Image: Guru True wireless power transmission, without cords or charging mats, has been a white whale for the technology industry for decades. But a new startup born out of the California...
08:13 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge 8BitDos tiny $20 keychain controller is now available
8BitDo, which is known for its high-quality third-party controllers and its retro-inspired designs, is launching a tiny, keychain-sized Bluetooth controller called the Zero 2. It’s compa...
07:36 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge The best tech of CES 2019: what happened next?
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Taking stock of last year’s big announcements and experimental products Continue reading… ...
06:43 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Todays deals include the Apple HomePod, Microsoft Surface Go, and Samsung Galaxy phones
Photo by Thomas Ricker / The Verge The holidays and big sale seasons are over, but that doesn’t mean that all of the deals are gone. While many items are no longer for sale, or now cos...
06:07 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Apple now lets you engrave a poop emoji on your AirPods case
Apple has long offered the option to engrave text on select products purchased through its online store. And now, you’re able to engrave emoji onto the company’s AirPods cases, too (vi...
05:41 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Xiaomi says issue that showed strangers images on Nest devices is identified but not fully resolved
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Images of strangers on a Xiaomi camera’s stream to a Google Nest Hub were due to a “cache update,” Xiaomi told The Verge. The company added that it...
05:18 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Apple sues security vendor for DMCA violations
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is suing an iOS virtualization vendor called Corellium for trafficking under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Apple initially su...
05:01 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Amazon employees who spoke out about climate change could be fired
Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images At least two Amazon employees pushing for the company to take stronger action on climate change received notices from their employer warning that they c...
04:43 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Beeple on creating a zombie Mark Zuckerberg and flesh-eating Baby Yoda to examine the times
Mike Winkelmann works in a room with side-by-side 65-inch TVs constantly tuned to CNN and Fox News and on computers that are suspended above a bathtub because their 12 combined graphics ca...
04:35 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge How to watch the 2020 Golden Globe Awards online
Photo by: Todd Antony/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Awards season is kicking off this Sunday, January 5th, with the 77th Golden Globe Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly...
03:00 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge What the hell is Samsungs artificial human project?
For the past few weeks, a Samsung subsidiary named STAR Labs has been teasing what it calls “Neon” — an “artificial human” that will be unveiled at CES 2020 next week. But what ...
03:00 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Win a mystery bag to celebrate the launch of Processor, a new newsletter from Dieter Bohn
Photo by Avery White / The Verge It’s a new year, and CES 2020 is about to start, bringing with it a whole bunch of new gadgets that you’ll probably want to buy. But you know what’...
03:00 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge The first anime season of the 2020s starts the decade off strong
The new decade is starting with over 35 new anime shows, and more than 15 continuing from 2019. In order to help you weed through all of these shows, I’ve put together a list of six that...
02:27 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Samsung announces the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite
S10 Lite. | Image: Samsung After weeks of rumors and leaks, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite ahead of CES 2020. The phones are budget versions of Sam...
02:00 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Segways newest self-balancing vehicle is an egg-shaped wheelchair
Segway’s newest self-balancing vehicle won’t require you to stand up. Dubbed the S-Pod, the new egg-shaped two-wheeler from Segway-Ninebot is meant to let people sit while they effortl...
02:00 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Segway-Ninebot unveils an electric kick scooter with cruise control
Images: Segway-Ninebot Segway-Ninebot has unveiled a handful of new electric kick scooters ahead of next week’s annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, including one that the co...
02:00 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Nanoleafs smart lighting system learns, senses, and reacts to needs
Nanoleaf’s interactive Hexagon Unified Light Panels are coming this summer. | Image: Nanoleaf Nanoleaf is stepping beyond decorative light panels with a new smart lighting system. Nano...
02:00 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Odyssey G9 curved gaming monitor is a 49-inch QLED monster
Samsung Odyssey G9 CES 2020 hasn’t started yet, but Samsung is already getting started with a pair of new QLED gaming monitors that look to check nearly every spec box, led by the abso...
01:38 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Kohler puts an Alexa-enabled smart speaker in a showerhead
If you like to listen to tunes in the morning then Kohler has just the over-the-top product for you: a portable smart speaker with built-in Alexa that slots right into your showerhead. Th...
01:27 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Tesla sold more cars in 2019 than in the previous two years combined
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Tesla sold 367,500 cars in 2019, a new record for the company, according to figures published to its website early on Friday morning. While that’s on...
12:08 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge JLab announces $29 pair of true wireless earbuds
Image: JLab JLab’s latest pair of true wireless earbuds, the JLab Go Air, are some of the cheapest we’ve ever come across from a named brand. They cost just $29, which is cheaper tha...
12:00 pm - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Googles identity crisis is deepening
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The biggest tech news yesterday is that the former Google human rights chief says he was “sidelined” over the proposed, censored Chinese searc...
11:25 am - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge This AirPower clone is now available to buy
Image: Zens The Zens Liberty, a Qi wireless charging pad which bears more than a passing resemblance to Apple’s cancelled AirPower charger, is now available to order for January delive...
10:48 am - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge OnePlus Concept One smartphone has a disappearing camera
The rear of the OnePlus Concept One and its ‘disappearing’ camera array. | Image: OnePlus OnePlus has announced new details of its Concept One smartphone, a prototype device that th...
10:17 am - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge LG unveils eight Real 8K OLED and LCD TVs ahead of CES
Image: LG LG has announced eight 8K TVs, ahead of CES. There are two OLED models which are 77 and 88-inches big, and six LCDs measuring between 65 and 75-inches. LG is yet to announce pr...
02:00 am - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Samsung sold 6.7 million 5G phones in 2019, beating expectations
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Samsung sold 6.7 million 5G phones in 2019 between the Galaxy S10 5G and the Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, the company announced today, marking better than e...
12:42 am - Fri, January 3, 2020
The Verge Movies are already disappearing from Disney
Disney+ just launched in November, but some movies are already disappearing from the service, as reported by Polygon. For example, the three Home Alone movies were available when Disney+ l...
11:12 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Building climate-saving tech digs up new problems
The solar power and electric vehicles we need to stop the climate crisis pose a different threat to people and the environment: a boom in mining. Moving away from fossil fuels depends on t...
10:57 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Google disables Xiaomi integrations for all its devices after a Nest showed weird images
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Google has disabled Xiaomi devices’ access to its Nest Hub and Assistant after a camera owner reported seeing unfamiliar still images apparently from o...
10:49 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge A pop-up YouTube account might have locked down Rolling Stones rarities for decades
Photo by George Rose/Getty Images A collection of at least 75 rare performances by the Rolling Stones briefly appeared on a brand-new YouTube account on New Year’s Eve, then vanished j...
10:34 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Ads for drug injury lawsuits were a problem long before they targeted HIV prevention medication
Astrid Riecken/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Facebook removed personal injury advertisements early this week that contained misleading information about medications designed to p...
09:09 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge RadRunner electric utility bike review: my daily driver
This is a review of an electric bike that I couldn’t stop riding long enough to actually write Continue reading… ...
08:30 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Join Vergecast Live at CES 2020
It’s that time of year again: the Consumer Electronics Show is set to take over Las Vegas, Nevada, during the first week of January. CES 2020 kicks off on Tuesday, January 7th, and runs ...
08:16 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Netflixs The Witcher was a guaranteed success before it even premiered
Image: Netflix The Witcher is the most in-demand show in the world, according to Parrot Analytics, surpassing Disney+’s The Mandalorian. It also nearly topped Netflix’s most popular ...
07:58 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge FDA announces new crackdown on flavored vaping products
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it is ordering companies to pull flavored e-cigarette cartridges from the market. The ...
07:41 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Dell will soon let you interact with your iPhone apps from your PC
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge In 2018, Dell released its Mobile Connect app, which lets you connect your Dell computer to your phone so you can respond to phone calls and t...
07:33 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Fortnites overall revenue slipped in 2019, but it was still the biggest earner of the year
Photo by Horacio Villalobos#Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images Fortnite is still the biggest game in the world — if not quite in terms of audience, then in terms of attention and revenue. ...
07:31 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Apple hires former HBO chief to produce TV, film, and documentaries exclusively for Apple TV Plus
Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images Television executive Richard Plepler is credited as the man who helped HBO become the prestige network it is today, helping launch titles like Game o...
07:11 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Samsung and LG go head to head with AI-powered fridges that recognize food
Get ready for a smart fridge showdown at CES 2020, because Samsung and LG will both be unveiling fridges with added artificial intelligence capabilities this year. Samsung’s latest editi...
06:36 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Samsungs upcoming Galaxy Note 10 Lite appears in new leaked photos
Photo: TechTalkTV (Twitter) Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 10 Lite has seen plenty of leaks, with renders for the phone making their way across the internet. But today’s batch from T...
05:48 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge The next Ring Chime Pro may have an all-new design
Image: Dave Zatz (Twitter) Federal Communications Commissions filings for a second generation of Amazon’s Ring Chime Pro had an image of the back of the device that hinted at a brand-n...
05:30 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Former Google human rights chief says he was sidelined over censored Chinese search engine
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A former high-level Google executive says he was pushed out after promoting human rights at the company, as leadership pushed plans for a censored...
05:18 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Brydges iPad keyboard with trackpad is coming next month for $200
Brydge will release an iPad keyboard with a built-in trackpad next month, after Apple added support for trackpads to iPadOS back in September. A $199.99 model will be available for the 11-...
03:33 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Heres whats next for gadgets in 2020
CES will have a lot of little companies taking big swings Continue reading… ...
03:19 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Apple reunites with iPhone graphics chip partner to license technology
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple will once again license technology from Imagination Technologies, the chip designer that used to provide graphics processors for the iPhone ...
03:01 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Dells latest XPS 13 has a new design with a bigger display and Ice Lake chips
Dell’s XPS 13 has long been one of the best Windows laptops around, and at CES 2020, the company is updating it yet again with a bigger 13.4-inch display that also shifts to a 16:10 aspe...
03:00 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Announcing Processor, a newsletter about consumer tech by Dieter Bohn
Hello and well met! You’re reading the first newsletter we’re calling Processor. It’s a newsletter about “computers,” but I am using that term in a winky way. What I mean is cons...
02:00 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Book Flex aims to be a cheaper QLED 2-in-1 laptop
Image: Samsung Last year, Samsung announced the Galaxy Book Ion and Galaxy Book Flex, a pair of new laptops that were designed to replace its Notebook 9 Pen and Notebook 9 models. Now, j...
02:00 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge GEs new smart switches and dimmers can be installed in almost any home
C by GE Hubless Smart Dimmer with motion detection | Image: GE Lighting GE Lighting is introducing new smart lighting switches and dimmers to its C by GE line of connected products that ...
02:00 pm - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Book Flex Alpha aims to be a cheaper QLED 2-in-1 laptop
Image: Samsung Last year, Samsung announced the Galaxy Book Ion and Galaxy Book Flex, a pair of new laptops that were designed to replace its Notebook 9 Pen and Notebook 9 models. Now, j...
10:25 am - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge LGs latest rollable TV descends from the ceiling like a projector screen
LG Display’s previous rollable TVs have all rolled upwards out of a box. The upcoming design will roll downwards from the ceiling. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge LG Display has a n...
12:51 am - Thu, January 2, 2020
The Verge Heres what I was thinking a decade ago, according to Googles records
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge “Most people are posting pics of them from the begining [sic] of the decade in order to show how far they’ve progressed in life. If you fi...
11:26 pm - Wed, January 1, 2020
The Verge The IRS is done letting TurboTax easily steer you away from filing taxes for free
Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images for TurboTax Earlier this year, ProPublica published a report showing how Intuit, the company behind TurboTax, was misleading users into paying to fi...
11:23 pm - Wed, January 1, 2020
The Verge ProtonMail just added an encrypted calendar to its encrypted Gmail competitor
ProtonMail ProtonMail just launched an encrypted calendar beta to let users manage their schedules privately. It’s the latest tool from a company known for its encrypted email services...
09:47 pm - Wed, January 1, 2020
The Verge Google just beat humans at spotting breast cancer but it wont replace them
Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images Google is developing artificial intelligence to help doctors identify breast cancer, according to a research paper ...
04:30 pm - Wed, January 1, 2020
The Verge FDA expected to ban most flavored e-cigarette pods
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge All flavored e-cigarette pods except menthol and tobacco are expected to be banned by the Food and Drug Administration, which could announce the p...
03:51 pm - Wed, January 1, 2020
The Verge Disney is now getting two big Marvel series in 2020
WandaVision was one of the biggest Disney+ shows planned for 2021, but the company announced today that the Marvel series’ release date is moving up to 2020. Disney revealed the news in ...
02:00 pm - Wed, January 1, 2020
The Verge Trump signs law increasing max robocall fine to $10,000
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge President Trump has signed a law increasing fines on spammy robocalls and requiring phone service providers to begin authenticating calls acro...
10:48 pm - Tue, December 31, 2019
The Verge Could this be Samsungs bezel-less 8K TV?
Image: Samsung / 4KFilme Samsung may have a new, groundbreaking type of television to show off at CES in Las Vegas next week: a completely bezel-less, 8K QLED model. Dubbed by some repor...
10:39 pm - Tue, December 31, 2019
The Verge TikTok claims zero takedown requests from China in first transparency report
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok released its first transparency report yesterday, showing which countries have submitted requests for content removal as well as access to ...
08:11 pm - Tue, December 31, 2019
The Verge Google will finally stop using controversial Irish and Dutch tax loopholes
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The era of Google using a pair of controversial loopholes to save billions of dollars in taxes on overseas ad revenue is coming to a close, accord...
07:02 pm - Tue, December 31, 2019
The Verge New Apple patent imagines virtual speakers that can simulate sound from anywhere in the room
Image: USPTO Apple has just been granted a patent — concerning virtual positioning of audio — that could eventually lay the groundwork for new, more immersive audio applications. It ...
07:00 pm - Tue, December 31, 2019
The Verge Smoke app brings parts of Valves Steam to the Apple Watch
For people who want to check in on their gaming achievements in Steam or stay up to date with the latest sales, this Apple Watch app has you covered. Smoke gives Apple Watch users access ...
06:30 pm - Tue, December 31, 2019
The Verge US Army bans soldiers from using TikTok
Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images United States Army soldiers can no longer use TikTok on government-owned phones following a decision to ban the app. The move comes amidst ongoing worries t...
05:28 pm - Tue, December 31, 2019
The Verge Vizio accuses LeEco of breaching settlement over failed $2 billion merger
Vizio says LeEco has breached the settlement the two companies agreed to last year in the $60 million lawsuit over their failed merger, and claims the Chinese tech conglomerate still owes ...
04:30 pm - Tue, December 31, 2019
The Verge The theme for the Times Square New Years Eve bash is climate change
Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images Times Square revelers will ring in the New Year to a theme of existential crisis tonight. Science teachers and students taking on...
03:30 pm - Tue, December 31, 2019
The Verge Netflix claims The Witcher is already one of its most popular shows of 2019
Image: Netflix Netflix released its list of the most popular movies and TV shows of 2019 and, with the exception of Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2, every title on the list is a Netflix o...
02:00 pm - Tue, December 31, 2019
The Verge The Witchers success is held back by Netflixs release strategy in a post-Game of Thrones world
The Witcher has everything it needs to be Netflix’s next success: popular source material, a massive marketing campaign, a well-received performance by Henry Cavill, and an iconic meme i...
02:00 pm - Tue, December 31, 2019
The Verge No one is ready for Californias new consumer privacy law
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The California Consumer Privacy Act goes into effect January 1st, and it doesn’t look like anyone, even the state of California itself, is total...
12:31 pm - Tue, December 31, 2019
The Verge Go read this Cloud Hopper hacking investigation by the WSJ
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The global hacking campaign known as “Cloud Hopper” perpetrated by government-sponsored Chinese hackers was much worse than originally reporte...
09:35 am - Tue, December 31, 2019
The Verge The automatic trash can is here
Townew automatically seals the bag when full and pulls a new bag into place. | GIF: Townew Until there’s a Roomba that takes out the trash, this self-sealing bin from Townew is as clos...
12:36 am - Tue, December 31, 2019
The Verge Another director leaves the Uncharted movie
The Uncharted movie, based on the massively popular Indiana Jones-like game series, has lost another director, according to Deadline. Its release date has also been pushed back. Deadline s...