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11:43 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Another coronavirus case of unknown origin identified in California
A researcher works on developing testing for the novel coronavirus at a lab in New Jersey. | Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images A second case of COVID-19 with an unknown origin has bee...
10:54 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Facebooks 3D photos can now be made using single-camera phones
Facebook will now let you post 3D photos to your timeline from the Facebook app even if you have a phone with a single camera, the company announced today. In theory, this should make it p...
09:55 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Byte is about to pay $250,000 to creators for good videos
Image: Byte Byte plans to start paying creators in April, offering $250,000 in total payouts to the first group of creators in its partner program. The program will be fairly limited at ...
09:53 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Audi announces three-motor performance versions of the E-Tron
Images: Audi Audi will make and sell sportier performance versions of its E-Tron and E-Tron Sportback electric cars powered by a three-motor system, the company announced on Friday. The ...
09:39 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge The World Health Organization has joined TikTok to fight coronavirus misinformation
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The World Health Organization launched a TikTok account on Friday as part of its efforts to cut through coronavirus misinformation online. A speci...
09:06 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge The Catholic Church proposes AI regulations that protect people
Photo: Pontifical Academy for Life Vatican officials are calling for stricter ethical standards on the development of artificial intelligence, with tech giants IBM and Microsoft being th...
09:02 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Moment will stop developing its Pro Camera app for Android
Image credit: Moment Moment has informed users that it will no longer be developing its Moment Pro Camera app for Android (via Android Police). The app isn’t required to use Moment’s...
08:34 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Facebook Messenger is getting a much simpler new design
Photo by Amelia Krales / The Verge Facebook Messenger is getting even simpler with the removal of the Discover tab, which was an attempt from the social network to inject its ill-fated c...
08:33 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Disneys massive media empire leads to a bizarre Pixar and Simpsons team-up
The first time a non-Pixar title was shown before a Pixar feature film in theaters, it was in November 2017 when Olaf’s Frozen Adventure played before Coco. Although the piece was conten...
08:25 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Google and Amazon limit employees travel because of coronavirus fears
Photo by Olly Curtis/Future via Getty Images Google is preventing employees from traveling to Italy, Iran, Japan, and South Korea because of outbreaks of the novel coronavirus, Business ...
07:32 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Whos afraid of the novel coronavirus?
Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images Every horror story begins with a pause, a held breath, when nobody is quite sure what to make of the unfolding situation. When’s a good time to panic...
07:09 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Apple made an ad to highlight the history of MacBooks in anime
Apple has made a new commercial featuring MacBooks (and MacBook-like laptops) from popular anime. The clips come from Mr. Osomatsu, New Game!, Keroro Gunsou, Your Name, Weathering With You...
06:22 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge VW settlement and Porsche raid show Dieselgate fallout hasnt stopped
Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images Four and a half years after the Volkswagen Dieselgate broke, the company is still facing scrutiny on two continents. In its home country Germ...
06:17 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge The Vaio SX12 offers too little for too much
It’s the lightest hexa-core laptop you can buy Continue reading… ...
06:13 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Microsoft drops Cortana consumer skills in new Windows 10 update
Cortana on Windows 10 is getting some changes, Microsoft announced today, as the company shifts focus for what it wants its personal assistant to be. The new Cortana will emphasize product...
05:32 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge In I Am Not Okay With This, being a teen girl does not get easier with superpowers
Image: Netflix I Am Not Okay With This begins with Sydney Novak, covered in blood, running down the middle of the street at night. There are probably other ways she’d rather be spendin...
05:13 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Save on Jabras Elite 65t truly wireless earbuds, white noise machines, and more
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales Jabra’s Elite 65t truly wireless earphones aren’t the newest to hit the market, but they’re still easy to recommend if you’re looking for a set th...
05:08 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Get a closer look at the Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha in MKBHDs hands-on video
MKBHD It’s been six months since Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Mix Alpha, with its intriguing “surround screen” that wraps almost entirely around the phone. Now, tech YouTuber Marques Bro...
05:01 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Netflix asks court to cancel the Choose Your Own Adventure trademark
Netflix has taken an aggressive step in its fight with publishing company Chooseco. It’s asking a court to cancel the Choose Your Own Adventure trademark, arguing that it’s a generic d...
04:51 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge The most ambitious climate pledges from Big Oil are still weak
Photo by Paco Serinelli / AFP via Getty Images Another day, another oil giant pledging to fight climate change. Eni, one of the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies, announced today t...
04:37 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultras camera issues and Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO
Photo by Avery White for The Ver Two things that grabbed our attention this week at The Verge was Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra and Bob Iger stepping down as Disney CEO. So that’s what ...
04:16 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge United Airlines suspends routes to Japan amid rising coronavirus fears
Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images United Airlines said it would be suspending routes to Japan as the number of novel coronavirus cases in the island nation continue to rise...
03:56 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Latest Stadia update hints at free tier launch, YouTube streaming features
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google Stadia had a rough launch, with plenty of missing features and unfulfilled promises. But the latest update to the Stadia app hints that...
03:50 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Amazon has barred a million products for making false coronavirus claims
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon has blocked over a million products from being sold after they made misleading claims about being able to cure or prevent COVID-19, the dis...
03:47 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Imagine a world without YouTube
It’s easy if you try Continue reading… ...
03:16 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge First look at 8K HDR sport streaming coming to the UK this summer
BT Sport and Samsung get ready to host 8K HDR Premier League games Continue reading… ...
03:15 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge GDC watching coronavirus concerns closely as as Epic, Microsoft, and others cancel appearances
Game Developers Conference organizers are still moving ahead with the annual conference, despite losing exhibitors such as Epic, Microsoft, and Unity amid coronavirus concerns. In a statem...
02:49 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge YouTube rarely reinstates removed videos even when creators appeal
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In three months, YouTube received nearly 110,000 appeals from creators who were frustrated that their videos were taken down — but less than a q...
02:35 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Its going to take a lot longer to make a COVID-19 vaccine than a treatment
Photo by Sylvain Lefevre / Getty Images Scientists and drug companies are racing to develop and test treatments and vaccines that address COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel corona...
02:35 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Yes, Hillary Clinton will soon have a podcast, too
Photo by Andreas Rentz / Getty Images Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is ready to get her voice to the masses again, and in the most 2020 way of doing so, she’s looking to...
02:20 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Recycling plants are catching on fire, and lithium-ion batteries are to blame
Unsorted recycling rides up a conveyor belt at a processing plant in Plano, Texas. Rechargeable batteries like the one in your smartphone should never be tossed in the recycling  ...
02:10 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge To our fellow newsrooms: stop surrendering to online attacks on your reporters
Photo by Bill O’Leary / The Washington Post via Getty Images In 2018, a reporter at The Verge was viciously mobbed by bad faith attacks in an attempt to discredit her as she moved to a...
02:05 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Chinese League of Legends league will play games online due to coronavirus concerns
2019 world champions FunPlus Phoenix. | Photo: Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games Last month, just a week into the 2020 season, the Chinese League of Legends Pro League suspended play due to c...
01:01 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Apple and Samsung dominate top selling phone lists for 2019
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple produced the two top selling phone models in the world last year, the iPhone XR and iPhone 11, according to reports by Counterpoint Rese...
01:00 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Mewtwo is nearly impossible to beat in new Pokmon Sword and Shield raid
In celebration of Pokémon Day, there’s a new raid battle for Mewtwo, which is perhaps the most legendary of all of the legendary pokémon, in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. I was e...
12:00 pm - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Dear Apple: dont let a trackpad turn the iPad into a Mac
The third-party Brydge keyboard Good morning and congratulations on making it through another week. I had been planning on writing about some of the issues I had while writing my Samsung...
11:05 am - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Citrons tiny Ami electric car can be driven by 14-year olds for $22 a month
Citroën’s Ami, the tiny two-seater electric car that was first revealed as a concept last year, will be released this spring. The Ami is absolutely tiny at just 2.41 meters (7 feet, 11 ...
11:00 am - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge The Verge Guide to Instagram
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Instagram is a social networking app with a difference: it concentrates primarily on images instead of words. Photos, visual art, and videos are a...
11:00 am - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Why we cant blame social networks for our polarized politics
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge As sentiment about big tech companies has worsened, emerging conventional wisdom has held that social networks are primary causes — and accelera...
10:06 am - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Geneva Motor Show to be canceled after coronavirus causes government to ban large events
Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge The 2020 Geneva Motor Show will be canceled after the Swiss government banned gatherings of 1,000 people or more on Friday due to concerns over the corona...
10:06 am - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Geneva Motor Show canceled over coronavirus fear
Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge The 2020 Geneva Motor Show is canceled after the Swiss government banned gatherings of 1,000 people or more on Friday due to concerns over the coronavirus...
08:00 am - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Vivos Apex 2020 concept has breakthrough cameras and an ultra-curved screen
The thing about concept cars is that even though they’re never going to be sold, car makers do actually have to build and present them. Otherwise, who’s going to understand the differe...
01:33 am - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge WeWorks fall is so wild that its getting a second TV series, this one for Apple
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge WeWork was 2019’s soap opera of a company, and its story was so wild that it will be the focus of a second TV series, Variety reports. The seco...
12:27 am - Fri, February 28, 2020
The Verge Horror story subreddit goes dark to protest Youtubers ripping off writers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The popular horror story subreddit r/nosleep has set itself to private until Monday to protest YouTube creators stealing stories and turning them ...
11:46 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Unions are pushing the FTC to investigate Amazon for anti-competitive practices
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A coalition of some of the largest labor unions in the US have formally petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Amazon for anticomp...
10:52 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Clearview AIs client list includes 2,200 organizations spanning law enforcement to universities
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Justice, the FBI, Macy’s, and Best Buy are among the thousands of government agencie...
10:35 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Apple Arcades latest exclusive is a new Crossy Road spinoff
Image: Hipster Whale The latest entry in Apple’s mobile game subscription service, Apple Arcade, is Crossy Road Castle, a brand-new endless runner-style game from developer Hipster Wha...
10:30 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge OnlyFans says it wasnt hacked after hundreds of performers videos leak online
Image: Alex Castro / The Verge More than 1.6TB worth of videos and images from OnlyFans has been leaked online. The data dump appears to be primarily comprised of women’s accounts, spe...
10:28 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Googles new search tools help you find the perfect pop culture GIF
Google has launched a few tools to make it a lot easier to find the right GIF for your conversation. The tools work like this: search for a celebrity or fictional character in the drop-do...
10:12 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Pete Buttigieg is canvassing his Twitter followers ahead of Super Tuesday
Photo by LOGAN CYRUS/AFP via Getty Images The Pete Buttigieg campaign is deploying any army of Twitter volunteers to “digitally door-knock” likely supporters ahead of the important S...
09:59 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Apple reportedly releasing an iPad keyboard with a trackpad later this year
Apple is planning to release a new iPad keyboard with a built-in trackpad later this year, according to The Information. The new accessory is likely going to release alongside the next ver...
09:53 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge E-bike startup Wheels lays off staff as dockless micromobility struggles continue
Wheels, a Los Angeles-based startup that rents electric bikes in over a dozen cities, is laying off 6 percent of its staff, The Verge has learned. The company is the latest micromobility f...
09:30 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Diaper delivery company Dyper will take back its nappies after use and compost them
Dyper’s diapers can be shipped back for composting | Dyper Dyper wants you to send in your poop — or more precisely, your baby’s poop. For those who subscribe to its diaper deliver...
09:15 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge YouTube TV is losing Foxs regional sports networks and YES Network on February 29th
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge YouTube TV is about to lose a decent chunk of sports programming. Today, customers of the streaming TV service received an email alerting them...
08:53 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Tim Cook says Apple is reopening factories as China gets coronavirus under control
Apple CEO Tim Cook said today that factories in China that manufacture the company’s products are reopening as “China is getting the coronavirus under control.” The comments came fro...
08:47 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile will be fined more than $200 million for selling customer locations, per report
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Federal Communications Commission plans to fine four mobile phone carriers a total of $200 million for making consumers’ real-time location ...
08:17 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Amazons first Tales from the Loop trailer brings Simon Stlenhags sci-fi suburbs to life
The first trailer for Amazon’s upcoming retro-futurstic sci-fi show Tales from the Loop has arrived, giving the first look at how Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag’s fantastical worlds h...
08:02 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge 8chans founder is facing arrest for cyberlibel in the Philippines
Photo by TED ALJIBE/AFP via Getty Images Fredrick Brennan, founder of widely loathed forum 8chan, reportedly faces arrest in the Phillippines over a “cyberlibel” claim. Brennan has b...
07:48 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge YouTube is experimenting with letting creators sell ads directly to brands
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge One of the most thrown around terms within the YouTube community is “demonetization.” Now, YouTube is piloting a new program that will let cre...
07:31 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge LinkedIn is testing Snapchat-like stories because thats the world we live in now
Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images LinkedIn is a website that’s effectively a mixture between an interactive resume and a college job fair, but that hasn’t s...
07:15 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge GDC moving forward as planned as Epic, Microsoft, and others pull out over coronavirus concerns
The annual Game Developers Conference will be “moving forward as planned” in San Francisco next month, despite concerns over the international coronavirus outbreaks. A spokesperson tol...
07:09 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Tinder swipes right on Swipe Night by renewing it for a second season
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tinder has renewed Swipe Night, its in-app Choose Your Own Adventure-style series, for a second season that’s expected to premiere this summer, ...
07:05 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Its hard to care about other peoples feelings online
Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images The internet is so big. Yesterday I saw a javelina running in Tuscon, AZ, set to “Running Up That Hill”; today, I saw merch for SARS-CoV-2, the n...
06:25 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge YouTube appoints first creator liaison as YouTubers demand transparency and answers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has repeatedly said that YouTube is trying to be more transparent with creators about changes that will affect their da...
06:14 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Facebook cancels F8 developer conference due to coronavirus concerns
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook has canceled the in-person portion of F8, the company’s annual developer conference, due to coronavirus concerns. F8 was originally sch...
06:10 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Nio inks a $1.4 billion bailout as coronavirus sinks sales
Images: Nio Leading Chinese electric vehicle startup Nio has struggled over the last year or so, and recently warned shareholders that it needs new outside investment in order to make it...
05:53 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge First trailer for Jordan Peele and Nia DaCostas Candyman teases a fresh twist on a classic story
Jordan Peele has defined a new voice within the horror genre over the last few years with movies like Get Out and Us, and his new project with director Nia DaCosta teases a similar take on...
05:53 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Plague Inc. pulled from the App Store in China amid coronavirus outbreak
Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP via Getty Images The popular game Plague Inc., where you create a disease with the goal of spreading it across the world, has been removed from the App Store i...
05:50 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Steven Seagal settles with SEC over 2018 cryptocurrency promotion
Photo by Brett Costello / Newspix / Getty Images Steven Seagal, best known for fighting off bad guys with roundhouse kicks in movies like Above the Law, has settled a case with the Secur...
04:53 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Health secretary Alex Azar wont promise that a coronavirus vaccine would be affordable
Photo by Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images It’s going to be a long time before a vaccine for the new coronavirus is available. But when it is, there’s no guarantee that it will be affor...
04:49 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Congress postponed a vote to extend Patriot Act surveillance programs
Photo by Senate Television via Getty Images Congress has postponed a planned vote to reauthorize controversial surveillance programs. As Politico reports, the House Judiciary Committee i...
04:46 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Reddit CEO says TikTok is fundamentally parasitic, cites privacy concerns
Photo by Horacio Villalobos - Corbis/Getty Images Reddit CEO and co-founder Steve Huffman called TikTok “fundamentally parasitic” due to concerns over privacy during an appearance at...
04:14 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus merch is somehow worse than I expected
Image: Amazon The merch machine can’t be stopped, even for coronavirus or COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Coronavirus merch has arrived, and it’s somehow worse t...
04:13 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Spotify is rolling out a new look for iOS that ditches word-based buttons
Image: Spotify Starting today, Spotify is rolling out a new look to its iPhone app. The changes prioritize universal icons and visual indicators over written words, which Spotify says ma...
04:00 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Broadcast news networks paid more attention to climate change in 2019
Photo by Michele Crowe / CBS via Getty Images Coverage of climate change on network news programs was up 68 percent in 2019 after a dip in 2018, according to an annual study by the nonpr...
03:41 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Save on the OnePlus 7T, the 2019 iPad, and more
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge There aren’t many spanking-new deals to share today, but a few that we’ve shared over the past week are still up for grabs. If you haven’t checked...
03:35 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Peloton settles lawsuits over songs being used in fitness videos without permission
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Peloton and a group of music publishers have settled a series of lawsuits that alleged the fitness company used thousands of songs without per...
03:07 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Pokmon of the year contest proves no one actually knows what the best pokmon is
Earlier this month, The Pokémon Company International announced that it would hold a vote to determine the pokémon of the year. The polls, held via Google, allowed fans to tally in their...
02:59 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review: shutter bug
A new-generation camera with first-generation problems Continue reading… ...
02:30 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Timex is releasing a GPS smartwatch with 25 days of battery life
Image: Timex Timex, the company that made those plastic watches you probably wore when you were a kid, has announced a new addition to its lineup of Ironman GPS trackers. The Timex Iron...
02:13 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Uber tweaks its app to improve those pesky pickups
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber has announced two new features that are meant to improve communication between riders and drivers and make pickups less stressful. If this so...
02:00 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge The 11 best crossbody travel bags
Whether you’re heading to Tokyo for two weeks or simply doing a few days in Montreal, a crossbody bag is a very practical thing to pack for a trip. Unlike a slippery tote, a crossbody wi...
02:00 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge From The Strategist: the 11 best crossbody travel bags
Whether you’re heading to Tokyo for two weeks or simply doing a few days in Montreal, a crossbody bag is a very practical thing to pack for a trip. Unlike a slippery tote, a crossbody wi...
01:54 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge How to make and receive calls on your PC with the Your Phone app
Image: Microsoft Microsoft’s Your Phone app for Android can route photos, incoming notifications, and text messages to your Windows 10 PC. Its latest feature update added something eve...
01:54 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Everything you need to know about the coronavirus
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 begi...
01:20 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge How to protect your privacy on Instagram
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge My Instagram profile probably reveals more personal details about me than any other social network page. As a result, I started to get creeped out...
01:00 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Robots arent taking our jobs theyre becoming our bosses
In warehouses, call centers, and other sectors, intelligent machines are managing humans, and they’re making work more stressful, grueling, and dangerous Continue reading&hell...
12:22 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Ikeas new meatless meatballs are coming to Europe in August
Ikea’s new plant ball is made with plant-based proteins. | Image: Ikea Ikea’s plant-based meatballs will be available in its roughly 290 European stores starting this August, the com...
12:00 pm - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Samsung S20 camera issues, the coronavirus gets serious for tech and the US, and more
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Hello to everybody, but especially to new subscribers — one of whom pointed out that I had a typo in my introductory email. Mortifying, but also fitti...
11:00 am - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Facebook once built a phone that could only be used by right-handed people
Illustration by William Joel / T Yesterday I chatted here with author Steven Levy about his new book, Facebook: The Inside Story. Today I wanted to share some of my favorite parts of the...
10:13 am - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Fords Spin electric scooters are coming to Europe
Image: Spin Spin, the dockless electric scooter company purchased by Ford in 2018, is expanding beyond the US. TechCrunch reports that the company is launching its electric scooter renta...
10:00 am - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Google Earth finally available in browsers other than Chrome
Google is opening up its web-based version of Earth to browsers like Firefox, Edge, and Opera today. The search giant originally launched Google Earth on the web back in 2017, and axed its...
05:42 am - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge A Californian has contracted coronavirus from an unknown source
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images A person in California has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus, despite having not having any “relevant travel history” or exposure to someone wh...
01:23 am - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge A Californian has contracted coronavirus from an unknown source
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images A person in California has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus, despite having not having any “relevant travel history” or exposure to someone wh...
12:42 am - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Samsung pledges to improve Galaxy S20 camera after reviewers see issues
Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge Samsung has responded to some issues that early reviewers have found with the camera system on the new Galaxy S20 Ultra. The company says it’s working ...
12:29 am - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Mike Pence, who enabled an HIV outbreak in Indiana, will lead US coronavirus response
Photo by Tom Brenner/Getty Images Vice President Mike Pence will take charge of the US response to the new coronavirus, President Donald Trump announced today. “Mike is not a czar,” ...
12:25 am - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge Etsy tells sellers its going to advertise their goods and take a big cut of the sale
Photo: Chris Welch / The Verge Etsy is going to start automatically advertising its sellers’ products and taking a fee — at least 12 percent — for every sale it refers. The ads wil...
12:22 am - Thu, February 27, 2020
The Verge This CDC infographic lets you know if your facial hair wont work with a mask
Image: CDC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is preparing for the potential spread of the coronavirus in the US. You might be considering getting masks or a respirator...
10:55 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Google is teaming up with Adidas and EA for a new Jacquard product
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google, EA Sports’ FIFA Mobile brand, and Adidas’ soccer arm are teasing some kind of collaboration involving Google’s touch-sensitive fabri...
10:49 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Konami Code creator leaves behind a legacy spanning over three decades
Image: Konami Kazuhisa Hashimoto, the programmer of the famous Konami Code, died this week at the age of 61. His code, ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B, A, Start, has lived on for over ...
10:41 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Microsoft says Windows and Surface businesses will miss expectations due to coronavirus
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft said late on Wednesday that it would miss the third quarter guidance it set out earlier this year for its personal computing segment, wh...
09:49 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge False copyright claims took down debate commentary channels on Twitch
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On February 25th, CBS News hosted the last Democratic presidential debate ahead of the vastly important Super Tuesday primaries. The debate was of...
09:29 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Sacramento Kings arena to use liquor-measuring gadget to control how much guests drink
The NINA attachments on the liquor bottles measure how much alcohol you get. | Image: Sacramento Kings/NINA The Sacramento Kings arena will let guests in its suite and loft areas make th...
09:15 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge How to use filters to improve your Instagram photos
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge If you want to get the most out of Instagram, it pays to improve your pictures with a little bit of technical magic before you post them. Serious ...
08:53 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge GDC moving forward as planned as developers pull out over coronavirus concerns
The annual Game Developers Conference will be “moving forward as planned” in San Francisco next month, despite concerns over the international coronavirus outbreaks. A spokesperson tol...
08:48 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge The Trump campaign is suing The New York Times over an op-ed about Russian election interference
Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has filed a libel lawsuit against The New York Times over an opinion article published last year ...
08:40 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Xbox Series X will be able to resume games even after a reboot
Microsoft revealed a number of new specs for its next-gen Xbox Series X game console earlier this week, but the company is dropping fresh hints about features today. In a new podcast, Micr...
08:21 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Destiny 2 will remove paid loot boxes in favor of a Fortnite-style battle pass
Image: Bungie Destiny 2 is the latest game to abandon paid loot boxes, with director Luke Smith announcing in a new “Director’s Cut” state of the game update that “we want player...
08:08 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Microsoft is adding a secret SkiFree-like surfing game into its Edge browser
Microsoft created a fun little Easter egg for its Edge browser to reveal the new logo last year. The Edge surf game is very similar to SkiFree, a classic skiing game that was released as p...
08:07 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Optimize your hustle
Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Casamigos The venerable New York Times does its fair share of trolling these days, and because the paper of record is The Paper of Record, it is q...
08:06 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Everyone hates Californias self-driving car reports
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Every year, companies that operate self-driving cars in California are required to submit data to the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles l...
07:57 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Disneys new corporate synergy nightmare is personified in Simpsons promo
When Disney acquired 21st Century Fox for just over $71 billion last year, the company wasted no time in telling whoever would listen just how important The Simpsons would be to its future...
07:24 pm - Wed, February 26, 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 begi...
07:05 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge A visual history of the many Xbox dashboards
Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Few interfaces have changed more often — or more radically — than the Xbox dashboard. Most platforms with a large user base are incredibly slow to int...
06:41 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Two commercial satellites just docked in space for the first time
Intelsat 901 as seen from the MEV-1 just before docking. Earth is visible in the lower right of the picture. | Image: Northrop Grumman Two commercial satellites have docked in orbit as p...
06:08 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge FCC filings reveal new Bang & Olufsen noise-canceling headphones might be on the way
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Recent Federal Communications Commission filings reveal that new over-ear true wireless headphones from Bang & Olufsen’s B&O Play might be on...
06:07 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Music revenue saw big growth last year, thanks to a jump in paid streaming subscribers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The annual year end report from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has been released, revealing that paid subscriptions to on-de...
05:56 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Self-driving shuttle company ordered to stop carrying passengers after injury
Photo by Paco Freire / SOPA Images/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has partially suspended the US operations of France...
05:47 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge FBI arrests neo-Nazi group Atomwaffens leader on swatting charges
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested a founder of violent neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, charging him with making interstate thre...
05:42 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Google plans to invest $10 billion in US offices and data centers in 2020
Google has announced its 2020 expansion plans, which will build its footprint in 11 US states. The company has pledged to invest “more than $10 billion” in offices and data centers in ...
05:36 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Mercedes-Benzs subscription service now includes high-performance AMG models
Mercedes-Benz’s subscription service just added a new tier consisting of the automaker’s high-performance AMG models. Subscribers to this tier will get access to 11 models, including s...
05:30 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Google Translate supports new languages for the first time in four years, including Uyghur
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google Translate is adding support for five new languages today, bringing its total to 108 languages. The move marks the first addition of new langu...
05:28 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Pete Buttigieg is winning Gmails spam primary
Photo by Scott Olson / Getty Images He may be trailing Sen. Bernie Sanders in the delegate count, but former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is leading Democrats in at least one...
05:01 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Amazons Eero routers get updated with Apples HomeKit support
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Amazon’s Eero routers are getting a new update today: adding support for Apple’s HomeKit smart home system. The update allows Eero routers...
04:44 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge An experimental treatment for the new coronavirus is being tested in the US
The new coronavirus (yellow), isolated from a patient in the US. Researchers in the US are conducting a clinical trial of a treatment for COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronav...
04:30 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Apples latest MacBook Air is more affordable than ever today
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple’s 2019 MacBook Air is no stranger to seeing a discount here and there, but today’s deal is a rarity. The upgraded model with a 256GB SSD usual...
04:26 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Pope Francis asks followers to give up trolling for Lent
Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images Pope Francis has urged Catholics to disconnect from their phones and TVs during Lent, lamenting a modern society “inundated with empty words” whe...
04:00 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge USDA is holding back on rural broadband funding, senators say
Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and eight other senators wrote to the US Department of Agriculture on Wednesday demanding that the agency extend more funding to r...
03:40 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Meet Bob Chapek, Disneys new CEO and the Tim Cook to Igers Steve Jobs
CHAIRMAN, DISNEY PARKS AND RESORTS Chapek was the ‘obvious choice’ Continue reading… ...
03:14 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Oprah is now turning old TV episodes into podcasts
Oprah Winfrey Network Oprah can’t get enough podcasts. The famous talk show host and inspirational speaker announced yesterday that she’ll be turning her old TV show episodes, dating...
03:07 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Leaked video reveals new Surface Duo peek feature
Microsoft started publicly demonstrating Android on its Surface Duo device last month, but the company hasn’t shown all of the software features that will be part of this new dual-screen...
03:00 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge LGs new V60 ThinQ 5G shows steady evolution for a company in need of big change
Are two screens and flagship specs enough to help LG’s mobile business? Continue reading… ...
03:00 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Bayonetta studio PlatinumGames goes it alone with new independent project
Bayonetta and Astral Chain developer PlatinumGames has revealed the first details of a new project that director Hideki Kamiya describes as a “giant step” for the studio. With a workin...
03:00 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Tempo is a smart home gym that uses computer vision to track your form in real time
Image: Tempo It’s no secret that the Peloton boom is in full effect, with connected fitness equipment ranging from smart bikes to treadmills, rowing machines, boxing bags, and weight t...
02:49 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Harmonixs new game Fuser lets you mash together pop songs
Rock Band studio Harmonix is back with another music game — only this time, it’s about mashing songs together. The new title is called Fuser, and the developer describes it as “a non...
01:58 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge If you want to order groceries online, ordering local is a greener option
Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Buying groceries and toiletries online can lower the carbon emissions from your purchase, but only if they’re delivered from a bric...
01:09 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Apple wont let bad guys use iPhones in movies, says Knives Out director
Image: Vanity Fair Knives Out and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has said that Apple won’t let the bad guys in movies use iPhones. “Apple... they let you use iPhones in movies b...
12:00 pm - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Firefox is showing the way back to a world thats private by default
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge One of the nice things about looking at the full scope of tech news for the day is that two stories that you otherwise wouldn’t think to connect...
11:56 am - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Brave browser now automatically points to Wayback Machine on 404
The browser will detect whenever a site generates a 404 error code, such as this one from Google. | Image: Google The Brave web browser can now automatically detect when a webpage is una...
05:00 am - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Fujifilm X-T4 announced with in-body image stabilization and flip-out screen
IBIS could make the X-T4 a must-have upgrade for Fujifilm fans Continue reading… ...
03:00 am - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Toyota steers $400 million to self-driving startup Pony.ai
Pony.ai, a self-driving startup based in Silicon Valley and Guangzhou, China, is deepening its ties to Toyota. The two companies announced a pilot program to test self-driving cars on publ...
01:46 am - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Slickwraps apologizes to customers after comically bad data breach
Slickwraps, which makes vinyl skins for phones, tablets, and other electronics, announced last week that it suffered a data breach. The announcement came after many customers received an e...
01:35 am - Wed, February 26, 2020
The Verge Music Fingers is the newest weird beat-making gadget
Image: Music Fingers The trend of gadgets that rethink the physical ways we make music is continuing with a little wearable device called Music Fingers. It literally puts music at your f...
11:47 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Fraidycat is a fantastic new app for keeping tabs on your favorite internet gems
Image: Kicks Condor Keeping up to speed with the galactic firehouse of daily internet detritus that gets blasted at our eyeballs every minute of every day can be a taxing endeavor. It of...
10:09 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge The Smithsonian has released more than 2.8 million images you can use for free
Image: Smithsonian Institution The Smithsonian Institution is releasing 2.8 million high-res images from its massive collection into the public domain, putting them online for anyone to ...
09:37 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Steam just added new search features, including a price filter
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Valve is adding new features to its Steam storefront’s search system, letting users filter out games they already own, set a maximum price, and ...
09:23 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Tesla Autopilot, distracted driving to blame in deadly 2018 crash
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance system was one of the probable causes of a fatal ...
09:15 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO, replaced by Bob Chapek
Photo by Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic Disney CEO Bob Iger will be replaced by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products chairman Bob Chapek as CEO, effective immediately. Iger will stay on as e...
09:05 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge This AirPod-holding Apple Watch band is either brilliant or incredibly dumb
AirBands | Kickstarter If you have a habit of misplacing your AirPods, this new Kickstarter campaign might have the answer: stick them on your Apple Watch band. The AirBand is a new sili...
08:47 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Amazon warns sellers against price gouging face masks amid coronavirus concerns
Photo by Emanuele Cremaschi/Getty Images Amazon is warning third-party sellers on its Marketplace platform against exorbitant price hikes to face masks amid the coronavirus outbreak that...
08:09 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Better Call Saul knows how much we love a good scam
Better Call Saul was always going to be a show about a man dying in slow motion. At the start of the series, Saul Goodman — best known as Walter White’s huckster lawyer in Breaking Bad...
07:48 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge How to make a seamless Instagram panorama
Photo by Brennan King, animation by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge It’s already been a few years since Instagram allowed you to post multiple photos simultaneously in a single post. This sma...
07:45 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Comcast just acquired a streaming service youve probably never heard of from the owner of Myspace
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Waging battle in the ongoing streaming wars means spending a lot of money to gain even a slight edge over the competition, sometimes even on servi...
07:43 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge The internet of tea
Photo by Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images The internet is a place where everyone meets everyone else. It is the site of a billion different micro- and macro-cultures; it is a space wh...
07:32 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Tesla ignored safety boards Autopilot recommendations, chairman says
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Tesla ignored safety recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) about its Autopilot driver assistance system, the...
07:31 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Trumps reckless coronavirus statements put the entire US at risk
Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images This morning, President Trump seems to have wished a vaccine for the new coronavirus into existence. “I think that whole situation will start w...
07:26 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Netflixs Carmen Sandiego returns to its gaming roots in an interactive special
Netflix isn’t hiding its ambitions to push further into the world of interactive storytelling, and a trailer for its Carmen Sandiego Choose Your Own Adventure-style special teases what...
07:12 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Instacarts shoppers probably qualify as employees, judge rules
Photo by Nick Otto for the Washington Post A San Diego judge issued a preliminary injunction last week saying that Instacart is likely misclassifying its California-based shoppers by cal...
06:28 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge New Juul patent application hints at AI-powered vape to help users quit nicotine
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Juul has applied for a patent regarding a device, supposedly powered by artificial intelligence, that the company says could help users quit nicot...
06:03 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge How to deactivate your Twitter account
There’s no questioning the benefits of Twitter. It’s a convenient way to get your memes, world news, and pop culture hot takes all in one place. But being an active Twitter user requi...
06:00 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Qualcomm reveals a headset design for its latest VR chips
Qualcomm Qualcomm has revealed a reference design for its new virtual and augmented reality platform. The headset offers a rough guide for building with the Snapdragon XR2 — a 5G-enabl...
06:00 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Space Channel 5 makes a funky return in VR
Back in the heady days of 2016, when VR hype was at its peak amid hardware launches from Oculus, HTC, and Sony, it felt entirely natural for the killer app to be the transformative PlaySta...
05:54 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge First cheetahs born through in vitro fertilization to surrogate mom
Two cubs, each weighing about as much as a can of tomato soup, became the first cheetahs to be born through in vitro fertilization (IVF) to a surrogate mom. They came into the world on Wed...
05:36 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge CDC flu pandemic plans hint at the playbook for a new coronavirus outbreak
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is preparing for the possibility that the new coronavirus will spread through the United States — and it’s using its guidelines for...
05:20 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Pokmon Go memorializes late YouTuber Etika with a pokstop
Etika/Instagram Pokémon Go added a new pokéstop to commemorate the late Desmond Amofah, better known as YouTube personality Etika. On Twitter, Reversal — a Netherlands-based YouTuber...
05:13 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge The Solid State Watch is the simplest digital watch ever
Watches have gotten pretty complicated. Between ultra-fancy mechanical watches and software-laden smartwatches, the things we wear on our wrists have become more intricate than ever. But t...
05:00 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge How to live stream tonights 2020 Democratic debate
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images Seven candidates qualified for Tuesday’s Democratic debate in Charleston, South Carolina, ahead of the state’s primary on Saturday. It’s their la...
05:00 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Moment made a retro video app for iPhones
Photo: Moment Moment is launching a new iPhone app today that lets you record video, cover it in a retro filter, and send it off to your stories on Instagram, Snapchat, or wherever else,...
04:55 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Argo AIs CEO explains why its fleet of self-driving taxis wont be all-electric (at first)
Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images One of the burning questions facing self-driving carmakers is whether it makes sense to go all-electric. Some companies, like ...
04:09 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge How to unroll a Twitter thread
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The beauty of Twitter is that every message is constrained to 280 characters and under, but sometimes you simply can’t get all your thoughts...
03:32 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Nest cameras were down for 17 hours because of failed server update
A “scheduled storage server software update that didn’t go as intended” caused a 17-hour outage for Nest cameras, according to parent company Google. The outage affected the Nest Cam...
03:29 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Uber and Lyft generate 70 percent more pollution than trips they displace: study
Photo by Oliver Berg/picture alliance via Getty Images Uber and Lyft have weathered criticism about pollution and traffic congestion for years, but it’s been difficult to get an exact ...
03:00 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Crunchyroll announces first slate of original animated shows
Crunchyroll is releasing its own lineup of original animated shows. The programming slate, dubbed Crunchyroll Originals, runs the gamut from family-friendly action series to dark supernatu...
03:00 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Our (slightly doomed) flight to an atmospheric river
A few weeks back, I found myself on a cramped and loud C130 cargo plane, flying headlong out to the middle of the North Pacific Ocean. The plane and crew were part of the Air Force’s fab...
02:51 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Love, Simon spinoff leads to more confusion over the Disney Plus and Hulu divide
Disney has the advantage of owning not one high profile streaming service, but several. For the sake of this story, let’s focus on its two biggest within the United States: Disney Plus a...
02:30 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Beyond GTA: how tech and communities could change the future of open-world games
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. From user-generated content to indie stories about loneliness Continue reading… ...
02:19 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy S20 lineup is first to get USB certification for new fast charging tech
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Samsung’s Galaxy S20 device lineup has become the first to receive USB certification for their support of the Programmable Power Supply (PPS) and USB ...
02:09 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Star Wars: The High Republic is a new series of books and comics about the golden age of the Jedi
Disney has announced a new publishing initiative for its Star Wars expanded universe, titled Star Wars: The High Republic. Designed as an interconnected series of books, novels, and comics...
02:00 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Yelp beefs up its waitlist feature, including support for large parties
Yelp Yelp introduced its Waitlist feature four years ago, but the company keeps adding new add functionality to try to make it more appealing. Today, Yelp is announcing that parties of s...
02:00 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge The makers of Jif peanut butter team up with Giphy to try to settle the GIF/Jif debate once and for all
In another twist in the long-running debate about how to pronounce “GIF,” Jif peanut butter wants to make the case that it owns the soft “g” pronunciation while GIF should be said ...
01:00 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Bird Pay tries to appease local businesses plagued by scooters
Bird Pay in action. | Image: Bird Bird, the electric scooter company, is testing a new in-app purchase capability called Bird Pay. It’s a move that’s meant to appease local business ...
12:00 pm - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge The best Apple rumor right now is Gmail
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple rumors have heated up in the past week, following the usual spring tradition. Apple doesn’t always have a keynote in the first quarter...
11:29 am - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Firefox turns controversial new encryption on by default in the US
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Starting today, Mozilla will turn on by default DNS over HTTPS (DoH) for Firefox users in the US, the company has announced. DoH is a new standard...
11:15 am - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Polestar teases an all-electric concept sedan running Android Automotive
Images: Polestar Volvo’s performance sub-brand Polestar is bringing a striking electric concept car to this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Instead of focusing on flashy performance specs,...
11:00 am - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge The Bloomberg campaigns social media stunts keep backfiring
What I really want to talk about today is Steven Levy’s massive Facebook: The Inside Story, which I finished reading over the weekend. But we’ll do that tomorrow, when the book comes o...
10:40 am - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Microsofts new Xbox One dashboard now available with updated home screen
New Xbox One dashboard | Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Microsoft is rolling out its new Xbox One dashboard design to all consoles this week. The new design focuses on overhauling the h...
08:01 am - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge The HyperBoom is Ultimate Ears first speaker suited for big parties
The HyperBoom sits behind Ultimate Ears’ Boom 3 and MegaBoom 3 Ultimate Ears’ Bluetooth speakers are great in most situations, but not for big parties. Its new HyperBoom promises to ...
08:01 am - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Amazon is expanding its cashierless Go model into a full-blown grocery store
Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge Amazon is getting more serious about its brick-and-mortar retail ambitions with its first-ever Amazon-branded grocery store. The store opens today in Seat...
07:26 am - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Oppos Find X2 flagship phone will be announced next week
Oppo has announced that its next flagship phone, the Find X2, is coming next week. The company had planned to reveal the device at Mobile World Congress 2020 in Barcelona, but following th...
12:01 am - Tue, February 25, 2020
The Verge Upgraded doomsday vault gets new seed deposits
Photo credit should read JUNGE, HEIKO/AFP via Getty Images Today, the so-called “doomsday” vault in Norway is taking in its biggest deposit of seeds since vital upgrades in 2019. The...
10:17 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge China reportedly using WeChat and Twitter to find and silence people sharing coronavirus information
Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images The Chinese government is tracking down people on social platforms like Twitter and WeChat who share what officials consider to be negative ...
10:12 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Apples new Mac Pro and Pro Display technology overviews show off just how pro they are
Photo by Nilay Patel / The Verge Apple’s Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR have been out in the world for a while now, but Apple is just now publishing its white papers for the two new devic...
09:55 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Uber will start putting ads on top of some of its vehicles
Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Uber inked a deal to place ads on the roof of some of its vehicles, in a move that will likely generate some new revenue for the notorio...
09:24 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Apple investor Warren Buffett finally upgrades from a flip phone to an iPhone
Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic Billionaire Warren Buffett is finally the proud owner of a smartphone. The 89-year-old business magnate, who just so happens to own 5.6 percent of Apple’...
09:16 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge TurboTax maker is spending $7.1 billion to buy Credit Karma, a free tax service competitor
Intuit has reached a deal to acquire Credit Karma, a company known for offering free credit score checks. The acquisition gives Intuit — which owns TurboTax, Quickbooks, and Mint — ano...
08:38 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge NASAs InSight lander officially detects marsquakes on Mars
An artist’s illustration of NASA’s InSight lander. | Image: NASA NASA’s InSight lander has detected hundreds of “marsquakes” on Mars, including about 20 tremors that were relat...
07:56 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Netflix rolls out Top 10 feature to help show what people are actually watching
Netflix is trying to make it easier for subscribers to keep up with what people around the country are watching by introducing a Top 10 row to its homepage. A new blog post from the compa...
07:34 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Tesla Autopilots role in fatal 2018 crash will be decided this week
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla’s Autopilot is about to be in the government’s spotlight once again. On February 25th in Washington, DC, investigators from the National...
07:25 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Huaweis P40 lineup will launch March 26th in Paris
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Huawei will unveil its next flagship phones, the P40 and P40 Pro, on March 26th at an event in Paris, the company announced today (via Android Cen...
07:21 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Overwatchs first experimental mode is all about damage dealers
Last month, Blizzard announced plans to make Overwatch a bit more experimental through limited time modes that may — or may not — eventually become permanent fixtures of the hero shoot...
07:06 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Honors first 5G phone will launch globally without Googles apps or services
The View 30 Pro will be Honor’s first 5G phone released outside of China. | Image: Honor Honor has announced that its first 5G phone, the Honor View 30 Pro, will be launching worldwide...
06:52 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge More and more older adults are using marijuana
Photo by Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images More and more older adults are using some form of marijuana, according to new survey data, and their doctors aren’t prepa...
06:32 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Purdue online students can now graduate in VR
Purdue University Global will let some graduates join its 2020 commencement ceremony through virtual reality. Around 75 students will get a Google Cardboard-style VR viewer and watch the c...
06:31 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Apples first ARM-based Macs may start showing up as early as next year
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple may release its very first ARM-based laptop without an Intel processor as soon as next year, according to reputable KGI Securities analyst M...
06:25 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge This tweet reminded me that driverless cars can still blow our minds
GIF: Waymo I saw a tweet today that jolted me out of my self-imposed cynical journalist mindset as it relates to self-driving cars. It was a short video of two guys trying to catch up to...
05:55 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge President and COO of AT&T, a megacorporation, worries about tech companies power
Photo by John Lamparski / Getty Images for Advertising Week New York John Stankey, president and COO of AT&T, a mega-corporation forged from multiple big acquisitions, is worried abo...
05:55 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge President and COO of AT&T, a a huge tech company, worries about tech companies power
Photo by John Lamparski / Getty Images for Advertising Week New York John Stankey, president and COO of AT&T, a mega-corporation forged from multiple big acquisitions, is worried abo...
05:50 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Go read this survey about tech workers and H-1B visas under the Trump administration
Photo by Scott Olson / Getty Images Over the last couple of decades, the US technology industry has become one of the dominant global forces shaping the ways we connect with each other; ...
05:38 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge This hack will let you play Google Stadia on a phone without a controller
Image: Google Google Stadia’s cloud gaming service offers wide access to titles, but it still requires players to have access to a controller. Rather than using the traditional Stadia ...
05:32 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Best Picture winner Parasite will stream exclusively on Hulu beginning April 8th
Questions about where Parasite would stream flooded Twitter after the movie won Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards, and now people finally have an answer: Hulu. Hulu announced t...
05:28 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Signal becomes European Commissions messaging app of choice in security clampdown
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The European Commission has told its staff to switch to the encrypted Signal messaging app in a move that’s designed to increase the security of...
05:17 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge The Wyze Band is part fitness tracker, part Alexa smart home controller
Image: Wyze Wyze, best known for its inexpensive cameras and smart home gadgets (and an unfortunate server breach last year), is planning several new products for 2020, including the Wyz...
04:54 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Human computer Katherine Johnson dies at 101
Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, whose calculations helped get the first Americans to space and back safely, died today at...
04:32 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge The Xbox One will soon get the ability to eject discs with a controller
X-Box One S | Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge If you still use discs in your Xbox One, you might be happy to learn that the console will soon gain the ability to eject them from your co...
04:00 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Labs in the US will start looking for the new coronavirus this week
Photo by Sebastian Gollnow/picture alliance via Getty Images Six public health labs in the US plan to start monitoring the general population for the new coronavirus this week. The Cente...
03:26 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge How to design a tour good enough for Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, or J.Lo
Photo by Michael Amico Alex Reardon of Silent House productions is behind some of music’s biggest spectacles Continue reading… ...
03:07 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge TSA bans employees from using TikTok
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Transportation Security Administration told employees to stop posting to TikTok on Sunday, according to CBS News. The TSA’s announcement to...
03:00 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Save on Blu-ray versions of the Twin Peaks show and Fire Walk with Me prequel film
Photo: Suzanne Tenner / Showtime February 24th is a special day for Twin Peaks fans. It’s the day when protagonist Dale Cooper first entered the town of Twin Peaks, kicking off the cul...
03:00 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus review: better sound, even better stamina
Samsung has made impressive progress with its latest true wireless earbuds Continue reading… ...
02:21 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Microsoft confirms Xbox Series X will support four generations of gaming
Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Today, Microsoft finally unveiled many of the specs for its upcoming Xbox Series X, but the company also detailed something arguably as important: how the...
02:07 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Microsoft reveals more Xbox Series X specs, confirms 12 teraflops GPU performance
Microsoft is revealing more specifications about its next-generation Xbox Series X hardware today. The biggest new confirmation is that the Xbox Series X will include 12 teraflops of GPU p...
02:07 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Microsoft reveals more Xbox Series X specs, confirms 12 teraflops GPU
Microsoft is revealing more specifications about its next-generation Xbox Series X hardware today. The biggest new confirmation is that the Xbox Series X will include 12 teraflops of GPU p...
02:04 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Overwatch League games in South Korea canceled amid coronavirus concerns
Photo by Robert Paul / Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard has been forced to cancel even more Overwatch League games in Asia following growing concerns around the coronavirus outbreak. The ...
02:00 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Lenovo adds nine new laptops to its ThinkPad lineup
Lenovo Lenovo has announced a slate of new laptops. Don’t get too exited — it doesn’t include the X1 Fold, the Slim 7, the Yoga 5G, or any of the other groundbreaking products repo...
01:56 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge YouTube briefly terminated a popular live stream channel, creating one of the longest videos ever
Most people know ChilledCow’s popular LoFi hip-hop channel as the constant live stream starring an anime girl doing her homework. Over the weekend, following a mistaken suspension from Y...
01:48 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Huaweis new MateBook X Pro comes in green color option and Intels latest chips
Huawei is updating its MateBook X Pro this year with a new green color option and Intel’s 10th Gen processors. The design is identical to last year, with a 13.9-inch, 450 nit, edge-to-ed...
01:30 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Huawei announces the Mate XS foldable with a more durable display and faster processor
One year after it announced its debut Mate X foldable, Huawei is back with a successor, the Mate XS. Although, externally, the device looks very similar to the original, Huawei says it’s...
01:30 pm - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Huawei made a 5G iPad Pro clone with wireless charging
Huawei’s new MatePad Pro 5G is a 5G version of the 10.8-inch tablet it announced last year for the Chinese market. When combined with its keyboard case and M-Pencil, the tablet invites s...
11:59 am - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Chess champion Garry Kasparov who was replaced by AI says most US jobs are next
Garry Kasparov struggling with DeepBlue in 1997. | Image: STAN HONDA/AFP via Getty Images Garry Kasparov dominated chess until he was beaten by an IBM supercomputer called Deep Blue in 1...
11:32 am - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Disney Plus announces preorder discounts for Europe
Disney is discounting the price of a yearly subscription to its streaming service in Europe, ahead of its regional launch on March 24th. Customers who subscribe before March 23rd will get ...
11:15 am - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge HyperXs Cloud Flight S has Qi charging, but at the expense of some useful features
The ‘S’ stands for sacrifices, apparently Continue reading… ...
10:36 am - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Apples over-ear headphones could be launching soon
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple could release a new pair of over-ear headphones soon, according to placeholder listings that have reportedly been appearing in Target’s pr...
10:35 am - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Vivos Apex 2020 concept phone is coming on Friday
Vivo’s plan to unveil its third Apex concept phone were derailed by the cancellation of Mobile World Congress, but it looks like we’ll find out about it this week anyway. The company s...
10:00 am - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Realmes X50 Pro has a Snapdragon 865 and 5G for $600
Realme is continuing its push into the high end today with the announcement of the Realme X50 Pro, its first 5G phone and one that the company will push as a legitimate flagship contender ...
07:45 am - Mon, February 24, 2020
The Verge Sonys new Xperia 1 II adds 5G to its lineup of tall phones
The Xperia 1 II comes with a tall 21:9 aspect ratio screen like its predecessor. | Image: Sony One year after the debut of its super-tall Xperia 1, Sony is back with a successor, the obs...
02:00 pm - Sun, February 23, 2020
The Verge From The Strategist: the 13 Best Travel Mugs
If you’re an avid coffee drinker and you’re toying with the idea of a zero-waste (or lower-waste) lifestyle, your first step should be bringing your own thermos or mug to your local ja...
08:00 pm - Sat, February 22, 2020
The Verge Donald Trump ads will take over YouTube for Election Day
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube’s homepage will feature ads in support of Donald Trump’s reelection campaign on election day 2020, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. Tr...
07:40 pm - Sat, February 22, 2020
The Verge Twitter suspends 70 pro-Michael Bloomberg accounts for platform manipulation
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter announced Friday that it would suspend 70 accounts that posted content in support of Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign, first re...
03:00 pm - Sat, February 22, 2020
The Verge 9 new trailers you should watch this week
Photo: HBO I recently watched The Souvenir, Joanna Hogg’s partly autobiographical film about a young filmmaker who gets wrapped up in a toxic and emotionally abusive relationship with ...
12:47 am - Sat, February 22, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus email hoax led to violent protests in Ukraine
Photo by MAKSYM MYKHAILYK/AFP via Getty Images An email that appeared to come from Ukraine’s ministry of health containing false information about coronavirus cases in the country led ...
11:41 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Google addresses Huawei ban and warns customers not to sideload apps like Gmail and YouTube
Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge Google on Friday evening published a support article meant to clarify the ongoing situation with Huawei. Last year, the United States government barred co...
11:04 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Twitters messy verification process is making candidates wait
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Friday morning, Jeff Sites, a challenger to Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, didn’t have a blue verification badge on his official Twitter page. Sites h...
11:03 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge NBCUniversal reportedly close to acquiring Walmarts Vudu video service
NBCUniversal is in advanced talks to acquire Vudu, the Walmart-owned video service, according to The Wall Street Journal. Though the talks “may not result in a deal,” it sounds like NB...
10:47 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Friends cast will make millions of dollars to return for a reunion special on HBO Max
It’s the one where the gang gets back together — and all it reportedly cost was $3 million for each main cast member. Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Ma...
10:06 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Russia is interfering in Democratic primary to help Sanders, officials say
Photo by RINGO CHIU/AFP via Getty Images Russia is interfering in the Democratic primary to help Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, US officials reportedly told the Sanders ca...
09:11 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Fortnite will let players mute the Rickroll emote in order to avoid getting copyright claimed
Fortnite introduced its Rick Astley-inspired emote just one week ago, and the company has already rolled out an update to let PC players mute the music in response to complaints: creators ...
09:04 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Bethesda follows Activision in pulling games from Nvidias GeForce Now
Image: Nvidia Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud gaming service has had a somewhat rocky launch since it exited beta earlier this month, and it’s getting even rockier. The company says it’...
08:12 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Company buying .org offers to sign a contract banning price hikes
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Ethos Capital, the company controversially buying the .org top-level domain, is trying to appease critics with a set of new rules. The legally bin...
07:37 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Fortnites wonderfully weird personality is back in latest season
Fortnite is weird again — and I couldn’t be happier. The game’s latest season finally launched yesterday and, on the surface at least, it seems like a standard update. It has a new s...
07:07 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Netflixs Gentefied follows a Mexican American family in the heart of a gentrifying LA neighborhood
In Gentefied, everyone knows the score. That’s the dark joke about being a young person of color in the US, where access to information is more equitable than the power to use that infor...
07:05 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Twitter bot @real_human_vc is coming for your thought leaders
Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images for Fortune Spend enough time on Twitter and you’ll start to discern patterns in the scrolling chaos that feels a little like the internet’s id: ...
06:53 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Google Forms could secure Nevadas caucuses, or throw reporting into chaos
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images Nevada’s Democratic caucuses take place this Saturday, and the state may not be ready. In the wake of Iowa’s disastrous caucuses, the Nevada Democra...
06:16 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Arlo Pro 3 home security cameras now support Apples HomeKit
Image: Arlo Arlo Pro 3 security cameras now support Apple’s HomeKit smart home platform, which lets you manage your gadgets (lights, cameras, etc.) through the Home app on your iOS dev...
06:12 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge All the ways Chinas coronavirus outbreak is affecting tech
Image: Feature China / Barcroft Media via Getty Images The tech sector is currently feeling the impact of the coronavirus, with companies closing offices, stores, and factories in China ...
06:10 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Googles Stadia adds four SteamWorld games to its lineup
SteamWorld Dig 2 Google’s streaming-based Stadia game service has had a rocky start since it launched last year, but Google has been trying to bolster that with more games. The latest ...
06:06 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Google is indexing WhatsApp group chat links, making even private groups discoverable
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Invitations to WhatsApp group chats are being indexed by Google, making the invite links —including links to private group chats — discove...
06:00 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Ill-fitting gear puts female firefighters at risk, but thats changing
California Department of Forestry firefighter Faith Qualtieri watches the Vision Fire. The fire ravaged 11,300 acres and cost over $3 million. | Photo: Raymond Gehman / Getty Images ...
05:34 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge iOS 14 is a chance for Apple to lower its walls
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge I have a love-hate relationship with my iPhone. I love the hardware, Apple’s attention to detail in iOS, and the quality of apps that develo...
05:32 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: Galaxy Z Flip review, Android 11 preview, and a house of brands
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The Verge’s flagship podcast, The Vergecast, was split up into three parts this week: we cover the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review, a streaming wars upda...
05:07 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Where are the bike lanes in Lego world?
Photo by Martin Schutt/picture alliance via Getty Images Marcel Steeman, a regional councilor in the Netherlands, was playing Lego with his kids a few months ago when he noticed somethin...
05:00 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Onward is a perfectly fine Pixar movie with a bizarre twist
Image: Pixar Over the last decade, Pixar has added a new trick to its considerable list of talents: the missable blockbuster. A truly bad Pixar movie is still extremely rare, but a servi...
04:41 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge iHeartRadio is now turning podcasts into books
iHeartMedia iHeartMedia, the radio station company that’s pushed into podcasts, is now getting into the books business. The company announced yesterday that its Stuff You Should Know p...
03:50 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Save on Samsung Galaxy S20 preorder bundles, Xbox One X consoles, and more
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Preorders for Samsung’s latest phones, the Galaxy S20 series, went up at 12:01AM ET this morning. There are plenty of ways to secure a preorder, but n...
03:25 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Apple awarded temporary restraining order against Tim Cooks stalker
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple won a temporary restraining order against a man who allegedly stalked and harassed CEO Tim Cook and other company executives. According to c...
03:25 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Health apps can change their terms of service without users knowledge
Illustration by Ana Kova When someone downloads a new application, one of the first steps is usually agreeing to the terms of service of that app. That (usually mindless) sign-off create...
03:13 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Hot Wheels announces a remote-controlled Tesla Cybertruck
Image: Mattel Mattel has announced a Hot Wheels-branded remote-controlled version of Tesla’s Cybertruck. It is available to preorder now and will come in two sizes: there’s a 1:64 sc...
02:33 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Hasbros first look at animatronic Baby Yoda will steal your heart
There is no one I love more, real or fictional, than Baby Yoda. Baby Yoda, officially known as “The Child,” is The Mandalorian’s breakout star, and toy companies like Hasbro are fina...
02:16 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge TiVos skip button changed how we watch TV forever
Photo by Avery White for The Verge 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...
02:11 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge This AirPods case case looks like a Game Boy
Do you need a case for your AirPods case? Perhaps not, but the accessory accessories are increasingly popular, whether your personal style extends to crocheting or leather. And what if it ...
01:36 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge BTS fans didnt break TikTok; a broken link did
Photo by Manny Carabel / FilmMagic Like all things related to popular K-pop boy band BTS, pandemonium broke out online yesterday when the group debuted a clip of their new single on TikT...
12:48 pm - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Google is cracking down on Android apps that track your location in the background
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is placing new restrictions on which Android apps can track your location in the background, with a new review process that will check whet...
11:00 am - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Bloombergs debate performance shows that Facebook ads will only get you so far
Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is shown on a screen during a debate watch party at the candidate’s field office on Wednesday in the Brooklyn b...
10:46 am - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge LG V60 ThinQ shown off in leaked press render
Image; Android Headlines A press render claiming to be LG’s unannounced V60 ThinQ has been published by Android Headlines, showing a handset with a small teardrop notch, a dedicated Go...
09:06 am - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Teslas Berlin Gigafactory is back on track following environmental challenge
Photo by Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images Preparation work for Tesla’s Gigafactory near Berlin can continue, less than a week after work had to be paused due to concerns...
05:01 am - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Heres where you can preorder the Samsung Galaxy S20
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge If you’re hoping to score a Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, or S20 Ultra on launch day (Friday, March 6th), it’s a good idea to preorder one. You can ...
12:53 am - Fri, February 21, 2020
The Verge Quibi shares some clues about how its app might work
Image: Quibi Quibi’s apps are now available for preorder on the App Store and Play Store, and they give a look at how the mobile streaming app might actually work when it launches on A...
11:04 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Bloomberg debate video would violate Twitters deepfake policy, but not Facebooks
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images As platforms prepare for the upcoming 2020 election season, Twitter and Facebook are divided on whether a video posted by the Mike Bloomberg presidential...
10:55 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Twitch is making it easier to understand League of Legends matches
Image: Twitch Twitch debuted a new extension for the League of Legends community this week, allowing viewers to keep track of streamers by displaying details on their overall performance...
10:49 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Russia is meddling in 2020 campaign to help Trump, intelligence officials say
Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images Russia is already interfering in the 2020 campaign to help President Donald Trump toward reelection, according to a briefing given to the bipartisan ...
09:29 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Twitters upcoming manipulated media policy may include labels for harmfully misleading tweets
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A leaked Twitter demo showed that the platform is considering labeling tweets from politicians and other public figures if the tweets have lies or...
09:18 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge This is how Microsoft designed its new colorful Windows 10 icons
The new Windows 10 icons. Microsoft has started rolling out new colorful app icons in Windows 10 today that overhaul the look and feel of the operating system. Changes to many of the bui...
08:53 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge YouTube receives FTC complaint over videos of journalists death
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Nearly five years ago, reporter Alison Parker was murdered live on television. That video was clipped, published, and seen all across the internet...
08:35 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge This disturbingly realistic deepfake puts Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk in a Star Trek episode
A new deepfake puts Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Tesla CEO Elon Musk in the pilot episode of the original Star Trek, “The Cage” — and I kind of love it. In this particular AI-powered fa...
08:29 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Eli Roth is directing a film adaptation of Borderlands
Eli Roth Director Eli Roth has signed onto a film adaptation of Gearbox’s Borderlands games, joining Chernobyl writer Craig Mazin and producers Avi and Ari Arad. Roth offered little de...
08:00 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Facebook will now pay you for your voice recordings
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook will offer to pay some users for voice recordings that will be used to help improve its speech recognition technology, the company announ...
07:39 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Google bans hundreds of Android apps from the Play Store for obnoxious ads
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google has removed almost 600 “disruptive” Android apps from the Play Store and banned their developers in its latest effort to rein in mobile...
07:19 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge How The Mandalorian teamed up with Fortnite creator Epic Games to create its digital sets
One of the most impressive parts of The Mandalorian (other than Baby Yoda) was the production design, with the varied locations, sets, and effects despite the comparatively lower budget fo...
06:34 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Some African countries at risk for the new coronavirus arent prepared
Scientists at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal, research the new coronavirus. | Photo by SEYLLOU/AFP via Getty Images A handful of countries in Africa are at a high risk of import...
06:25 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Westworlds season 3 trailer pits AI against AI in an intense showdown
The first season of Westworld focused on the idea of artificial intelligence and humans co-mingling in one epic theme park. The second season saw those same artificially intelligent beings...
06:11 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Peloton for iOS now supports Chromecast
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The Peloton for iOS app now supports Chromecast so you can stream your workouts from a larger screen. Previously, this feature was only availa...
06:09 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Forget Grimes new digital self, I want her gold-plated glasses
Ryder Ripps Grimes’ new album, Miss Anthropocene, comes out this week. I’m excited! As such, she’s put out a bunch of photos, a new music video, announced a baby with Elon Musk, an...
06:08 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Japans mission to explore Mars moons gets a green light
An artist’s impression of Japan’s Martian Moons Exploration mission near Mars. | Image: JAXA Japan is moving ahead with plans to land a spacecraft on Phobos, one of Mars’ moons. If...
06:00 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Vizio is adding Disney to its smart TV platform
Since its major update last year, Vizio’s SmartCast TV platform has included most of the major streaming services you might need, including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and Vudu. But if you wa...
05:56 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge How Elizabeth Warren answered a hard question about lithium-ion batteries
Photo by Ethan Miller / Getty Images The controversial sourcing of lithium-ion batteries briefly took center stage at the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesda...
05:54 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Google sued by New Mexico attorney general for collecting student data through Chromebooks
Hector Balderas, attorney general of New Mexico, is suing Google for violating children’s privacy through its free Chromebook for schools program. | Photo By Brent Lewis/The Denver Post ...
05:51 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge HBO and HBO Max are headed to YouTube TV
HBO is one of YouTube TV’s most notable absences, but a new agreement between Google and WarnerMedia will bring the prestige network to Google’s streaming TV subscription service. Cus...
05:43 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Google AI tool will no longer use gendered labels like woman or man in photos of people
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge An artificial intelligence tool Google provides to developers won’t add gender labels to images anymore, saying a person’s gender can’t be d...
05:40 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to Nvidias GeForce Now on launch day
CD Projekt Red One of the most anticipated titles of 2020, Cyberpunk 2077, is coming to Nvidia’s cloud gaming service this year. GeForce Now members who purchase CD Projekt Red’s upc...
05:32 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Rivian loses its first CTO, a veteran Apple exec who helped create the iPhone
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Buzzy EV startup Rivian has lost its first chief technology officer just nine months after he started the job. Mike Bell, a longtime Apple exe...
04:04 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Twitter now makes it easier to add new tweets to old threads
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Twitter has tweaked its UI to make it easier to add new tweets to old threads. (No, it’s not an “edit tweet” feature.) As you’re compo...
04:03 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Gaming headsets, mice, and more are discounted at Best Buy
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Epic Games released a bunch of new content for Fortnite today with the launch of season 2’s latest chapter. Whether you care about the game ...
04:00 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Netflix already won the US; now it needs the world
Image: Netflix Netflix is kind of like your quiet friend who grew up to do way more than anyone thought they would. Work with me on this metaphor. That same friend, who suddenly became ...
03:44 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge How to delete Uber and Lyft from your life
Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Uber and Lyft have fundamentally transformed the way people get around cities. There is no disputing this. But there’s also no ge...
03:34 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge T-Mobiles OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren is getting faster with a software update
Image: OnePlus The OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren was T-Mobile’s second 5G smartphone, but thanks to the complexity of 5G networks, it’s actually going to get even faster mobile internet ...
03:32 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge HTC is prototyping an AR headset that looks like sunglasses
Image: HTC HTC just announced updates to the Vive Cosmos, its lineup of consumer-ready virtual reality headsets. But it’s also testing a more streamlined mixed reality device codenamed...
03:25 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus-contaminated cruise ships mirror the global crisis
Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images Cruises aim to be frictionless, but disruptions from land burst that bubble Continue reading… ...
03:22 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Microsoft is bringing its antivirus software to iOS and Android
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is planning to bring its Defender antivirus software to Android and iOS later this year. The software giant is developing apps for both ...
03:00 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge From The Strategist: the 14 best laptop cases and bags
Photo: Courtesy HBO Whether you have a top-of-the-line laptop tricked out for gaming or video editing, or a cheap, bare-bones machine for basic word processing and internet surfing, the ...
02:30 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge 11 things we learned about Animal Crossing: New Horizons from todays Nintendo Direct
The vibe around Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a lot less secretive now. This morning, Nintendo showed off a lengthy presentation that provided plenty of details about the latest title i...
02:00 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge How to find great Instagram accounts to follow
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The thing that makes Instagram so engaging is the constant flow of photos — of your cousin’s chihuahua or the purple mountain majesties — th...
02:00 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge 3Doodlers newest toy lets kids make 3D objects with molds
3Doodler 3Doodler, the company behind the 3D-printing pen that lets users draw 3D structures in midair, is introducing a new toy for preschoolers and kindergartners. Called 3D Build and ...
01:34 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Fortnite: Chapter 2s new season is all about secret agents and well-muscled cats
Fortnite’s latest season is shaken, not stirred. After months of waiting, the second season of Fortnite: Chapter 2 is finally here, and it introduces a secret agent theme to the battle r...
01:24 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge HTC unveils new Vive Cosmos VR lineup with swappable faceplates
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge HTC is expanding its range of virtual reality headsets today with multiple new variants of the Vive Cosmos. The original Cosmos launched last ...
01:16 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge CBS is planning an improved streaming service after squandering its head start with All Access
ViacomCBS is launching a new streaming service that will hopefully do more for the recently merged company than the current form of CBS All Access has done in its six-year run. The new se...
01:00 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge How your browser protects your privacy
And what features you can use to maximize the safety of your data Continue reading… ...
12:40 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Apple considers allowing apps like Chrome and Gmail to be set as iOS defaults
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is considering letting users set third-party apps as the iPhone and iPad’s default web browsers and email clients, Bloomberg reports. The ...
12:09 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Google shifts authority over UK user data to the US in wake of Brexit
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is changing the data controller for its UK user data to Google LLC, placing the data under the jurisdiction of US regulators, the company a...
12:00 pm - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Android 11 will fix dozens of small annoyances, but what about the apps?
Photo by Avery White for The Verge Yesterday, Google released a developer preview of the next version of Android, which is called “Android 11” instead of “Android R” for simplici...
11:00 am - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge A new generation of social apps is trying to make you feel better about yourself
Last month, in a memo obtained by the New York Times, a Facebook executive said that the product is “probably like sugar.” “Sugar is delicious and for most of us there is a special p...
09:28 am - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Microsoft rolls out colorful new Windows 10 icons
Microsoft is starting to roll out new app icons in Windows 10 that are designed to modernize the company’s operating system. Updates to a variety of built-in Windows 10 apps are all avai...
07:33 am - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Samsung blasts Galaxy phones worldwide with weird 1 notification
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge In what appears to be a curious accident, Galaxy phone users worldwide have received a mysterious notification from Samsung’s Find My Mobile app. The ...
03:33 am - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Which Microsoft Office product is each Democratic presidential candidate?
Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images On Wednesday night, six Democratic presidential candidates took the debate stage in Las Vegas and we didn’t really learn an...
02:07 am - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Five lessons from the Justice Departments big debate over Section 230
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Feds took on Big Tech, online harassment, and encryption Continue reading… ...
01:47 am - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge AMD graphics cards are allegedly overheating because the screws are too loose
Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge The last thing on my mind when building or upgrading a PC is whether my graphics card’s screws are tight enough. But it turns out that even a few slight...
01:29 am - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge George Zimmerman sues Warren and Buttigieg for $265 million over defamatory Travyon Martin tweets
Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, is suing Democratic presidential candidates Pete Buttigie...
12:16 am - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge The most interesting new Android 11 features so far
Photo by Avery White for The Verge Google has released the first developer preview for Android 11, the next version of its mobile operating system. It’s the earliest Google has ever do...
12:04 am - Thu, February 20, 2020
The Verge Boston Dynamics Spot isnt quite the terrifying robot hunter you think it is
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge For years now, robot maker Boston Dynamics’ Spot has acted as a symbol of the impending robot takeover, despite the best efforts of its creators to p...
11:13 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Larry Tesler, the UI pioneer responsible for cut, copy, and paste, dies at 74
Image: Wikipedia Larry Tesler, a computer scientist who is most well-known for creating the seminal computer concepts cut, copy, and paste, died on Monday at age 74. Tesler was born in ...
10:37 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Sling TV loses subscribers for the first time as streaming competition grows
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Sling TV has run into its first quarterly subscriber loss, parent company Dish reported today. As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, the live TV streaming ...
10:21 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge This website creates karaoke song versions of any YouTube video
If you’ve ever tried and failed to find your favorite song in a karaoke song book, you’ll have better luck on Youka, a free website that creates karaoke songs out of any YouTube video....
09:14 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Facebook sued by the IRS for $9 billion in unpaid taxes
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is facing a lawsuit from the US Internal Revenue Service, which claims the social network owes $9 billion in unpaid taxes, according to R...
08:49 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Flywheel will shut down its virtual classes after admitting it illegally copied Peloton
Image: Flywheel Flywheel will stop offering virtual classes in late March after the exercise company settled with competitor Peloton over patent infringement earlier this month. Live cla...
08:46 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Dish Network floats merger with DirecTV over pace of cord-cutting
Dish CES 2013 stock 1020 The two biggest satellite TV providers — Dish Network and DirecTV — may be looking to merge, according to Dish chairman Charlie Ergen, who called a potential...
08:43 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge The Oakland As have (mostly) ditched the radio for the internet
Photo by Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Video killed the radio star, and then the internet killed video — and the internet wasn’t satisfied so now it’s after radio, to...
08:20 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge How to mute a single word on Twitter
While most of us are aware that we can mute conversations or other accounts on Twitter, it wasn’t until I saw this wonderful tweet by @nonprofWHIT that I realized you could also mute a s...
08:15 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Heres where you can preorder the Samsung Galaxy S20
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge If you’re hoping to score a Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, or S20 Ultra on launch day (Friday, March 6th), it’s a good idea to preorder one. As for w...
08:04 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Zero unveils the SR/S, the Gulfstream of electric motorcycles
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge A more sophisticated version of Zero’s flagship bike Continue reading… ...
07:31 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Qualcomms new X60 modems promise future 5G phones will be faster and more power efficient
We’re just starting to see the first phones with Qualcomm’s X55 5G modem (announced last year) hit the market now, with devices like the recently announced Galaxy S20 lineup, but the c...
07:28 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Apple tries to halt publication of App Store book allegedly containing company secrets
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has sent a cease and desist letter attempting to prevent the publication of a book written by a former App Store manager because the company...
07:09 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Google Docs latest Smart Compose feature makes the service more like Microsoft Word
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google’s Smart Compose, which includes predictive text, is now widely available in Google Docs. The feature has been in beta since last year, an...
07:04 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Nerf is bringing back three original Super Soakers this spring
In 1982, NASA engineer Lonnie Johnson accidentally invented a pressurized water gun that went on to become one of the coolest summer toys for years. Now, Hasbro’s bringing back three of ...
07:00 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Alamo Drafthouse rolls out Season Pass movie subscription plan across the US
Alamo Drafthouse is the latest theater chain to offer a subscription package to customers across all of its locations, the theater chain announced today. That includes 41 Alamo Drafthouse ...
06:53 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge The gray area of casting for characters of color in games
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Matching an actor’s background to their character isn’t as straightforward as it sounds Continue reading… ...
06:35 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Julian Assanges lawyers say Trump offered pardon in exchange for concealing source of DNC leaks
Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images Julian Assange’s legal team is preparing to testify that the WikiLeaks founder was offered a pardon by President Trump in exchange for covering up the s...
06:35 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Sony is skipping Pax East convention over coronavirus concerns
Sony has decided not to attend Pax East next week, despite teasing a prominent presence just weeks ago, following growing concerns over the coronavirus. “We felt this was the safest opt...
06:10 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge How photoshop became a verb
Mosaic by Jason Mecier for Photoshop’s 26th anniversary | Image: Photoshop If you need to alter a photo, there’s a good chance you’ll photoshop it. But even though people have been...
06:00 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Google releases Android 11 developer preview earlier than expected
Typically, Google releases a preview of the upcoming version of Android sometime in March. This year, it’s doing it earlier than ever with the release of the first developer preview of A...
05:54 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Some Staples stores in Boston are getting podcast studios
Even Staples, the office supply store, can’t resist the lure of podcasts. The retailer is teaming up with a company called Spreaker to build podcast studios at six of its stores in the B...
05:53 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge How to live stream tonights 2020 Democratic debate
Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images On Wednesday night, six Democratic presidential candidates will take the stage in Las Vegas, Nevada, to make their case to voters only a few da...
05:52 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge You can now set Sonos speakers as the default playback option for Google Assistant
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Sonos only added Google Assistant as a voice playback option for its smart speakers last year, and the two companies are still working toward addi...
05:38 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Nissan launches a subscription service starting at $699 a month
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Car subscriptions: they’re totally a thing! The latest automaker to test the waters on subscriptions is Nissan, which just launched a new, t...
05:31 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Folding glass: how, why, and the truth of Samsungs Z Flip
GIF: Samsung It’s glass, but not what we expected Continue reading… ...
05:17 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Fortnites next season needs to tell a good story
Image: Epic Games Fortnite’s next season kicks off tomorrow, and more than anything else, I really hope it tells a good story. While Epic Games’ hugely popular free-to-play battle ro...
05:00 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Tigers retro LCD handheld games are making a comeback
Hasbro is bringing back another ‘90s classic: the monochrome Tiger Electronics LCD handheld. Today, the company announced that it’ll be releasing four new versions of the iconic handhe...
04:47 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge How to use Vivaldis tools to protect your privacy while browsing
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Vivaldi has an interesting history. The company behind it, Vivaldi Technologies, was founded by Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, who was a co-founder...
04:12 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Uber introduces new feature to let riders discreetly snitch on their drivers
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Uber updated its app to let riders “discreetly” report instances that may not rise to the level of an emergency but still made them feel u...
04:00 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Microsofts new Office app arrives on iOS and Android with mobile-friendly features
Microsoft is releasing its new unified Office app for iOS and Android today, which combines Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into a single application. The software maker first started beta-tes...
04:00 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge World of Horror is a creepy, retro, and completely hypnotic horror game
Panstasz Little is more terrifying than the unknown and the inevitable. The combination permeates the work of horror authors H.P. Lovecraft and Junji Ito, whose characters are driven to ...
03:54 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge The Beats Solo Pro are back down to their lowest price
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge There is a wide variety of products seeing decent price cuts today. Some are new, and others have been happening for a while. One deal that I’m particu...
03:23 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge TikTok is letting parents set how much time their kids can spend on the app
Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images TikTok understands how easy it is to spend hours sitting around and watching videos, so the company is giving parents more control o...
03:14 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge As Google heads to the Supreme Court, Oracle takes aim at its industry allies
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge For almost 10 years, Google and Oracle have been fighting over a set of Android APIs, and for almost that long, conventional wisdom has been that ...
02:55 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge GTA IV to return to Steam next month following Games for Windows Live hiccup
Image: Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto IV is returning to Steam on March 19th, a little over two months after its use of the defunct Games for Windows Live platform forced Rockstar to pu...
02:20 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge How climate scientists, activists, and NGOs want to spend Jeff Bezos money
Photo credit should read ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images When Jeff Bezos — Amazon’s CEO and the richest person alive — announced his new $10 billion Bezos Earth Fund on Tuesday, ...
02:19 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Groupon is abandoning its physical goods store
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Groupon will no longer sell physical stuff like toys, beauty products, clothing, electronics, or household items, the company announced on Tuesday. Inst...
02:00 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge In honor of Photoshops 30th birthday, watch this video of Photoshop version 1
j0han1 Adobe Photoshop turns 30 today, and to look back on how far the photo-editing software has come, check out what version 1.0 of Photoshop looked like on a 1-bit 1986 Macintosh Plus...
01:43 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Hunters review: good at killing Nazis, and very bad at most other things
Amazon Studios, Prime Video Hunters has a premise that feels like a double entendre. Amazon’s Jordan Peele-produced drama about Nazi hunters in the 1970s feels made with this specific ...
01:00 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge To expose sexism at Uber, Susan Fowler blew up her life
The risks and rewards of blowing the whistle at Uber Continue reading… ...
12:21 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Alphabet winds down energy kite division
The kites are attached to buoys out at see, and use turbines to generate power. | Image: Alphabet Alphabet is ending its work on Makani, a project that tried to generate power using wind...
12:00 pm - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Foldable phones cant catch a break, mainly because they keep breaking
Soon, I swear to you, we will stop talking about folding phones so much in this space. We’re just about finished, as I’ll be working with our video team for the review of the Samsung G...
11:14 am - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Steam cross-save is a game-changer for the Switch
Apologies in advance for the unpopular statement, but I could never get into The Witcher 3. I bought it on PC when it came out nearly five years ago, and while it’s obviously beautiful a...
11:00 am - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Facebooks proposed regulations are just things its already doing
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Over the weekend, a familiar debate broke out over a Facebook policy decision. The company announced that ads made by influencers, on behalf of po...
10:05 am - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Z Flip glass covering is ready for non-Samsung foldables
Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge Samsung’s display unit has provided further details on the glass used in the Galaxy Z Flip and pointed to its potential wider adoption on non-Samsung fo...
10:00 am - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Electric Citi Bikes are back after braking malfunction grounded the fleet
Electric bikes have returned to Citi Bike, after a braking malfunction led to their temporary removal from the nation’s largest bike-share system. Starting this week, Citi Bike will beg...
01:29 am - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Galaxy Z Flip teardown reveals that its hinge brushes may not block much dust
iFixit has posted a video teardown of Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Flip, giving us good look at the phone’s internals and revealing that the brushes on its hinge might not stop much dust fro...
12:08 am - Wed, February 19, 2020
The Verge Activision Blizzard exec leaks that Overwatch might become a TV series
Since 2014, Blizzard has released so many breathtaking cinematic videos for Overwatch that most of us have wondered when Blizzard would finally look into adapting the game to the big scree...
10:35 pm - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge An Indian politician used AI to translate his speech into other languages to reach more voters
As social media platforms move to crack down on deepfakes and misinformation in the US elections, an Indian politician has used artificial intelligence techniques to make it look like he s...
08:41 pm - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge Bill Gates bought a Porsche, and then Elon Musk talked trash about him
Photo by Ryan Manning / The Verge Bill Gates bought an electric car. But while he’s given Tesla credit for pushing other carmakers to go electric, it does seem notable that he didn’t...
07:53 pm - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge Elon Musk says AI development should be better regulated, even at Tesla
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to see all artificial intelligence better regulated, even at his own company, he tweeted Monday (via TechCrunch). He mad...
07:46 pm - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge Iron Man dreams are closer to becoming a reality thanks to this new Jetman Dubai video
Tony Stark may have destroyed his Iron Man suits in Iron Man 3 (only to bring out a whole new line in Avengers: Age of Ultron), but Jetman Dubai’s Iron Man-like dreams of autonomous huma...
07:32 pm - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge The best smart display to buy right now
Smart displays for your kitchen, bedroom, or living room Continue reading… ...
06:41 pm - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge Adobes product chief explains how pro apps are changing in response to TikTok
More people are becoming video editors, but it’s increasingly happening inside of apps like TikTok and Instagram where creators and influencers can take advantage of the unique video edi...
06:11 pm - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge Jaguar Land Rover unveils autonomy ready electric shuttle concept
Jaguar Land Rover is the latest automaker to unveil an electric and “autonomy ready” shuttle pod designed for shared use in urban settings. “Project Vector” is just a concept, but ...
05:54 pm - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge Google Stadia is coming to Samsung, Asus, and Razer phones on February 20th
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google announced today that Stadia will work on some Android phones from Samsung, Asus, and Razer starting on February 20th. Up until this poi...
05:32 pm - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge Patreon will now give creators cash advances on their subscription money
Photo by Jerod Harris / Getty Images Patreon, the site creators love because it helps them make money off their work, has started a program called Patreon Capital, which grants micro-loa...
04:48 pm - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge Apples location-tracking Tags might finally launch later this year
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge After months of rumors and speculation, it looks like Apple will produce tens of millions of its ultra-wideband trackers (tentatively called AirTa...
04:40 pm - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge Kickstarter employees vote to unionize
Kickstarter employees voted to unionize today with 46 people voting for the union and 37 against. The decision makes Kickstarter employees the first at a major tech company to unionize. Th...
04:34 pm - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge Apple Music now groups different versions of the same albums
Image: Federico Viticci Apple Music has tweaked the way it organizes different versions of the same album, as spotted by Federico Viticci of MacStories. Now, if you tap on an album in Ap...
04:28 pm - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge Porsche Taycan catches fire in Florida
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge An all-electric Porsche Taycan in Florida caught fire on Sunday, the company has confirmed to The Verge. It’s the first known case of a Taycan catchi...
04:23 pm - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge Save on leather iPhone cases, the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and more
Apple’s Smart Battery case shown on the iPhone XS, XR, and XS Max. Today’s deal excludes the iPhone XR’s case | Photo by James Bareham / The Verge If you’ve been putting off buyi...
03:14 pm - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge SpaceX will launch private citizens into orbit
SpaceX is planning to send up to four private citizens into space to take a trip around Earth sometime at the end of 2021 or in early 2022. The spaceflight company announced an agreement o...
03:05 pm - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge Volocopter and Grab team up to test air taxi service in Southeast Asia
Photo by Dharma Sadasivan for The Verge German aviation startup Volocopter is teaming up with Grab, the predominant ride-hailing app in Southeast Asia, to launch an air taxi experiment. ...
02:40 pm - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge Marshall adds active noise cancellation to its over-ear headphones, now with USB-C
Marshall Marshall has added active noise cancellation to its new Monitor II ANC headphones, a feature its other models have had for some time, but a first for the company’s over-the-ea...
01:00 pm - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge Ring enables mandatory two-factor authentication and new privacy controls in response to scandals
Image: Ring Amazon’s home security company Ring is changing the way users log into their accounts to increase security and control privacy, the company announced today. Starting this w...
11:43 am - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge Go read this story about the failed pizzas-made-by-robots-and-cooked-during-delivery startup
Farm to pizza! | Image: Zume Pizza Want to read a parable about the cult of the Silicon Valley founder and the Softbank investors caught in the wake of his gilded robes? Good, because Bl...
09:23 am - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge Nintendo announces first new Switch Lite color since launch
Nintendo has announced the first new Switch Lite color since the portable-only console launched last fall. The new hue is “coral,” perhaps belatedly inspired by Pantone’s decision to...
09:07 am - Tue, February 18, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus impact on tech industry predicted in new report
Photo by GREG BAKER/AFP via Getty Images Supply-chain analytics provider TrendForce has issued a report assessing the likely impact of the 2019-nCoV outbreak on tech manufacturing. The c...
11:16 pm - Mon, February 17, 2020
The Verge A Motorola Razrs screen is reportedly peeling right on the fold
Photo by Avery White for The Ver The new Motorola Razr is not a good phone — it’s expensive, has a mediocre camera, the hinge is creaky, and a display has odd dips and bumps undernea...
10:54 pm - Mon, February 17, 2020
The Verge Ring cameras can help you spy on your neighbors, but they havent really helped police
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Ring’s security devices are advertised as a way to have peace of mind about your home, and the company’s work with law enforcement to provide additio...
09:26 pm - Mon, February 17, 2020
The Verge Apple warns revenue will be lower than expected because of coronavirus impact
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In a rare investor update on Monday, Apple said the global effects of the coronavirus outbreak are having have a material impact on the company bo...
08:08 pm - Mon, February 17, 2020
The Verge A playable build of the never-released StarCraft: Ghost has apparently leaked online
Over the weekend, a video and screenshots that appeared to come from a playable Xbox build of the never-released StarCraft: Ghost leaked online. It’s a fascinating piece of gaming histor...
08:02 pm - Mon, February 17, 2020
The Verge Go read this report on how the coronavirus is pushing Chinese concerts online
Image: Shanghai Community Radio Many cities in China are still in quarantine lockdown in efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak, pushing most activities online. Day-to-day activitie...
07:01 pm - Mon, February 17, 2020
The Verge Watch the first trailer for Amazing Stories, Steven Spielbergs Apple TV Plus show
Image: Apple Today, Apple posted a trailer for Amazing Stories, a new anthology series executive produced by legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg and helmed by his production company Amb...
06:33 pm - Mon, February 17, 2020
The Verge Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change
Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Today, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that he would be committing $10 billion to fight climate change through a new fund called the Bezos Earth...
05:31 pm - Mon, February 17, 2020
The Verge New email scheme threatens to get websites kicked off Google AdSense unless they pay bitcoin
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A new email scam threatens website owners with a flood of bot traffic to get their Google AdSense accounts suspended, Krebs on Security reports. ...
04:53 pm - Mon, February 17, 2020
The Verge SpaceX loses Falcon 9 booster at sea after successful Starlink launch
SpaceX successfully launched a new batch of its Starlink satellites on Monday morning, but the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket that put them in orbit missed its landing on a floating pl...
04:45 pm - Mon, February 17, 2020
The Verge Justin Bieber was accused of stealing a melody, but its actually a royalty-free sample you can buy online
Image: Justin Bieber Justin Bieber recently dropped his latest album, Changes, and it took less than 24 hours before the pop star was accused of stealing the melody used in one of its so...
03:56 pm - Mon, February 17, 2020
The Verge Leaked images show TCL prototype phone with expandable, slide-out display
Image: CNET TCL is working on a new phone with a slide-out display, leaked images published by CNET suggest. Unlike devices that fold in half like the Motorola Razr or Samsung Galaxy Fol...
12:33 pm - Mon, February 17, 2020
The Verge Leaked video reveals Microsofts new Outlook Spaces feature
Microsoft is working on a new organizational feature for Outlook, named Spaces. Twitter user WalkingCat revealed the new tool in a leaked video over the weekend, and Outlook Spaces looks l...
12:31 pm - Mon, February 17, 2020
The Verge Google winds down free Station Wi-Fi program
Image: Google Google is shutting down Station, a program that saw the company offer free Wi-Fi across over 400 railway stations in India and other locations worldwide since 2016, TechCru...
09:53 am - Mon, February 17, 2020
The Verge Tesla forced to pause Berlin Gigafactory work after challenge from environmentalists
Photo by Michele Tantussi/Getty Images A German court has forced Tesla to temporarily halt preparation work for its Gigafactory near Berlin after local activists raised concerns about it...
09:53 am - Mon, February 17, 2020
The Verge Tesla forced to pause Berlin Gigafactory after environmental challenge
Photo by Michele Tantussi/Getty Images A German court has forced Tesla to temporarily halt preparation work for its Gigafactory near Berlin after local activists raised concerns about it...
05:15 pm - Sun, February 16, 2020
The Verge Galaxy Z Flip durability test calls Samsungs Ultra Thin Glass into question
Image: JerryRigEverything (YouTube) Samsung’s claim that the new Galaxy Z Flip uses “Ultra Thin Glass” sounded like a true breakthrough when the foldable phone was announced last w...
04:00 pm - Sun, February 16, 2020
The Verge You dont play Wide Ocean Big Jacket; you participate
Turnfollow It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that ...
02:00 pm - Sun, February 16, 2020
The Verge The 16 best bikes for beginning commuters
Photo: Courtesy Touchstone Pictures Bike commuting is healthier and more environmentally friendly than driving, faster than walking, and cheaper than a few months’ worth of MetroCards....
03:00 pm - Sat, February 15, 2020
The Verge Here are a few great Presidents Day deals
Photo by Avery White for The Verge Presidents’ Day is a US holiday that takes place on Monday, February 17th, this year. And like most US holidays, it has been co-opted by retailers as...
01:00 pm - Sat, February 15, 2020
The Verge 10 new trailers you should watch this week
Photo: Searchlight Pictures Every year ahead of the Oscars, all of the animated and live action shorts get bundled together and screened in theaters so people have a chance to check them...
02:03 am - Sat, February 15, 2020
The Verge You can blame Nvidia, not just Activision Blizzard, for their GeForce Now falling-out
Image: Nvidia When we learned that Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud gaming service was losing access to every Activision Blizzard game only one week after leaving beta, I’ll admit my first...
01:57 am - Sat, February 15, 2020
The Verge Google removes alleged spying app ToTok from the Play Store for a second time
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google has removed the chat app ToTok, which is allegedly an espionage tool for the United Arab Emirates, from the Play Store for a second time. T...
01:48 am - Sat, February 15, 2020
The Verge Fortnite now lets you Rickroll your friends
In a wonderful Valentine’s Day surprise, Fortnite has introduced a new emote inspired by the Rickrolling meme, and it’s incredible. It plays part of the actual song by Rick Astley, “...
01:35 am - Sat, February 15, 2020
The Verge Apple now lets you shop directly in augmented reality
This week, Apple began rolling out a new update to its Quick Look augmented reality tool, letting iPhone and iPad users check out products in AR and then buy them directly. Quick Look alre...
12:05 am - Sat, February 15, 2020
The Verge Redbox launches an ad-supported streaming TV service
This week, DVD kiosk company Redbox quietly launched an ad-supported online video streaming service. It’s still in a limited release, but you can check it out right now in your web brows...
12:04 am - Sat, February 15, 2020
The Verge Facebook cancels global marketing conference due to the coronavirus outbreak
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook has canceled its upcoming global marketing conference out of caution for the coronavirus outbreak, according to Reuters. The conference w...
10:58 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Blizzard moves previously canceled Overwatch League games from China to Korea
Photo: Stewart Volland / Blizzard Entertainment Last month, Blizzard announced that all of its scheduled Overwatch League games in China during February and March were canceled in the wa...
10:52 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge HQ, maker of the once-popular HQ Trivia, is shutting down
Image: HQ HQ, which made the once-popular HQ Trivia app, is shutting down and laying off its 25 employees, according to CNN Business. HQ CEO Rus Yusupov reportedly sent a note to employe...
10:52 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Michigan computer science faculty calls for Jason Mars to take a leave of absence following Verge investigation
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The faculty at the University of Michigan’s computer science and engineering department wrote a letter calling for professor Jason Mars to take ...
10:33 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Go read this grim Motherboard report about what its like to work at Target delivery company Shipt
The gig economy of ride-sharing and grocery delivery has become notorious for exploiting and mistreating workers — and now, Motherboard has an inside look at one particularly bad example...
09:46 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Apple might use its own 5G antenna in its 2020 iPhones
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple is widely expected to debut its first 5G iPhones this fall, powered by Qualcomm’s X55 modem — thanks to Apple and Qualcomm’s surpr...
08:47 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus cancellations show evidence-based decisions are rare during epidemics
Photo by David Zorrakino/Europa Press via Getty Images Giant corporations, governments, and individuals are all making decisions that they hope will reduce the risk of spreading the new ...
08:34 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge IRS backtracks on whether video game currencies are taxable
Image: Epic Games On Wednesday, the IRS quietly changed a provision on its website that said transactions of virtual currency like Fortnite’s V-bucks were taxable and may have to be re...
08:34 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Narcos: Mexico is a show for people who want the drug war to last forever
Narcos started as a show about Pablo Escobar, a real-life gangster who outdid even the most outrageous fictional ones. The show built a compelling two-season crime thriller around his asto...
08:22 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Podcasters want an awards show, so theyre trying to start one
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The film industry has the Oscars, and the music industry has the Grammys, so the podcast industry wants its own awards show. A group of indust...
08:11 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge GameSnacks are Googles new HTML5 games designed for bad internet connections
Smartphones are becoming even more powerful gaming machines as time goes on, with the latest devices capable of pushing some incredible graphics on a pocket-sized device. But what if you...
07:55 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge HBO Maxs first ad wants to remind you how many of your favorite shows and movies it owns
Whether your favorite show is Friends, you’re in love with Wonder Woman, or simply want to binge South Park for a few weeks, the first commercial for HBO Max is a reminder that you can o...
07:44 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Australian dentist wants to know who wrote that negative Google review
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge An Australian court has ordered Google to identify an anonymous user who gave a negative review to a Melbourne dental surgeon, the Australian Broa...
07:16 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Ousted WeWork founder Adam Neumann lists his Manhattan penthouse for $37.5 million
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The last chapter of the WeWork saga closed with our hero — its founder, Adam Neumann — being ousted from his company (with a payout of $1.7 bi...
06:52 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Perry Bible Fellowships Nicholas Gurewitch on making comics for the internets golden age
One of the internet’s most beloved webcomics is back in The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack’s 10th anniversary edition, featuring a new foreword from Michael Cera, undiscovered comics ...
06:51 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Civilized Cycles is an electric bike full of surprises
Photo by Andrew Hawkins / The Verge The first thing you notice about Civilized Cycles’ first electric bike are those enormous, fully integrated panniers on the rear rack. They’re imp...
06:46 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a queer romance that dares you to listen closely
Portrait of a Lady on Fire takes its name from a painting. You see it early on in the film, which is from Girlhood director Céline Sciamma. Marianne, an art instructor in 18th century Fra...
06:43 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Canceling your Stadia Pro subscription is easy, and you wont lose your paid games
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you were an early adopter of Google Stadia who purchased the Founder’s Edition in November 2019 and promptly activated your service, your...
06:10 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Delta is going carbon neutral
Photo by Nicolas Economou / NurPhoto via Getty Images One of the biggest airlines in the world, Delta, has just committed to going carbon neutral. Its pledge — to cancel out all of the...
05:39 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Google might start paying news publishers for content
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is chatting with publishers about potentially paying to include their content in a news product, according to The Wall Street Journal. Most...
05:11 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Amazon patent imagines using a giant whip to yeet payloads into space
Image: UPSTO / Amazon A newly published patent from Amazon has outlined a new method of launching objects into the air using a miles-long whip attached to a fleet of aerial craft. The pa...
05:10 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Reddits Female Dating Strategy offers women advice and a strict rulebook for how to act
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Memes, dating tips, and a judgmental look at women’s behavior Continue reading… ...
04:28 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge California court says Apple Store workers must be paid for time spent waiting to be searched
The California Supreme Court says state law requires Apple to pay retail store employees for the time they spend waiting for bag searches at the end of a shift, the Los Angeles Times repor...
04:28 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: Motorola Razr review, Samsungs Galaxy S20 event, and T-Mobile and Sprint allowed to merge
Photo by Avery White for The Verge There are a few things in this episode of The Vergecast that you don’t want to miss. In a busy week that included a foldable phone review, a Samsung ...
03:31 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge I climbed onto my roof for this Pearl Jam app
Photo by Jim Bennett/Getty Images There is only one man who could get me to soberly climb onto my building’s rooftop for a gimmicky artificial reality app in the middle of February, an...
03:30 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Facebook wont catalog sponsored Mike Bloomberg memes as political ads
Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images Facebook will allow influencers to produce sponsored content for political campaigns so long as the posts are clearly identified as ads, the company a...
03:08 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge We still havent seen the Galaxy Home and thats a good thing
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Twice a year, Samsung holds its Galaxy Unpacked launch event. Twice a year, we wonder: will Samsung finally announce its mysterious Bixby-enabled smart s...
02:28 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Netflixs first Stranger Things 4 trailer teases the return of a missing friend
Netflix has released the first teaser for Stranger Things 4, the upcoming fourth season of its breakout series, and it features a surprise reappearance of a fan-favorite character. The te...
02:13 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Windows 10X has already been installed on a MacBook and a Surface Go
Windows 10X on a MacBook. | Image by imbushuo / Twitter Microsoft’s Windows 10X operating system isn’t even out yet, but it’s already been installed on a MacBook and a Surface Go. ...
02:07 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge How to use Braves tools to protect your privacy while browsing
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Brave, which came out of beta last fall, is a browser with a difference. Aggressively anti-advertising, the Chromium-based browser strips sites of...
02:00 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Trumps impeachment is over butwhat about the podcasts?
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge President Donald Trump’s impeachment proceedings ended last week with him being acquitted on all counts, meaning the podcasts that popped up to ...
01:49 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Watch Final Fantasy VII Remakes gorgeous new opening movie
We’ve seen plenty of trailers for the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake already, but the latest shows something particularly exciting: the very first moments of the game. Today, Square E...
01:30 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge PS4 game Dreams is an amazing creation tool with an exposure problem
“Under a Snowy Moon” by hook-line dreamer. Dreams is a game about creating games. And not just games, but music, animation, and art, all through powerful creation tools provided by d...
12:00 pm - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Flip phones deserve a shot because phones all look the same now
Photo by Avery White for The Verge As more folding phones get released, I’m seeing more people ask an important and honest question: does anybody really need this? There are many diffe...
11:40 am - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Samsungs busted union buster quits
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Lee Sang-hoon, the chairman of Samsung Electronics’ board, has resigned from his role just under two months after being found guilty of union sa...
11:00 am - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Indias proposed internet regulations could threaten privacy everywhere
whatsapp (stock 1020) In December, after a somewhat bruising Senate hearing with Facebook, I argued that the fight over encryption was just beginning. This week, with India poised to unv...
10:00 am - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Spot is surprisingly good at pulling Adam Savage in a rickshaw
Boston Dynamics has always talked about Spot’s ability to go places too dangerous for humans, whether it’s checking for gas leaks or disposing of bombs and other hazardous materials. B...
08:31 am - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge RFID sensor is powered by dirty diapers
Don’t let this happen to your baby. | Image: MIT News Researches at MIT have developed a tiny RFID sensor that can detect diaper moisture, signal a nearby receiver, and send caregivers...
08:12 am - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Google appeases Stadia subscribers with the first new game announcements since launch
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Following a troubled launch last year, Google has announced that five specific new games will arrive on its cloud gaming service Stadia “in ...
06:46 am - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Sony reportedly battling to keep PlayStation 5 price down
Sony is struggling to land on a price for its upcoming PlayStation 5 console, according to a new report by Bloomberg, with component shortages potentially pushing the MSRP beyond that of t...
04:49 am - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge IRS backtracks on whether video game currencies are taxable
Image: Epic Games On Wednesday, the IRS quietly changed a provision on its website that said transactions of virtual currency like Fortnite’s V-bucks were taxable and may have to be re...
12:11 am - Fri, February 14, 2020
The Verge Facebook quietly releases a Pinterest clone
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A new app from Facebook’s new products division looks an awful lot like Pinterest, The Information reports. Hobbi is a photo-sharing app where y...
11:52 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Robert Pattinsons Batman revealed in new teaser video
Robert Pattinson is the new Batman, and thanks to a new teaser, we just got a first look at what he looks like in the famous batsuit. Matt Reeves, who is directing the new Batman movie, sh...
11:07 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge What you need to know about the Australia bushfires
Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images Australia faced a devastating start to it’s fire season in late 2019, and things swiftly got worse before rains helped contain many of the wors...
11:01 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Roku predicts half of US households with a TV will cut the cord by 2024
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Roku just reported a strong holiday quarter, which doesn’t really come as a surprise: there’s no time of year when people buy more streami...
10:45 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge NASAs next science missions will head for Venus, Io, or Triton
Venus, one of three possible destinations for NASA’s next Discovery missions | NASA/JPL NASA just gave four teams $3 million each to bring their Solar System exploration dreams closer ...
10:27 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Disgruntled former Waymo self-driving car operator arrested for causing car crash
A former Waymo contractor was arrested after allegedly forcing one of the company’s self-driving cars to crash in Tempe last month, according to AZ Central. Police say 31-year-old Raymon...
10:24 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Tesla owner says remotely disabled Autopilot features have been restored
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Tesla has restored the Autopilot driver assistance features it remotely disabled on a used Model S, just days after Jalopnik published a story...
10:08 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge EA reassigns future Need for Speed projects to Burnout developer Criterion Games
EA says that future games in the Need for Speed series will be developed by Criterion Games, while the series’s previous developer Ghost Games will be rebranded as a support studio to ai...
10:00 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge DOJ charges Ohio man with laundering over $300 million via bitcoin
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Federal authorities arrested an Ohio man for operating a cryptocurrency laundering service that moved some $300 million in bitcoin via a “tumbli...
09:37 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Apples new 16-inch MacBook Pro is now available refurbished, starting at $2,039
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro is now available through the company’s refurbished store starting at $2,039. This model from late 2019 has an improved ke...
09:21 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge A new wave of indies are using games to explore climate change
Beyond Blue. Interactive education Continue reading… ...
09:14 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Walmarts text message-based Jetblack shopping service shuts down
Walmart’s experimental personal shopping service, Jetblack, is shutting down, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The service launched in 2018 and allowed customers in Ma...
08:58 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge This recommendation system will help you decide which Steam games to play next
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Deciding what video game to play next can be a daunting task, especially on a huge platform like Steam. But Valve is working to soothe those anxie...
08:46 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge YouTube TV will cancel subscriptions of customers using Apples in-app payments in March
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube TV already stopped accepting new signups through in-app subscriptions on the iPhone and iPad a while ago, and now YouTube has decided it...
08:41 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Arrested Huawei executive hit with new US charges ahead of extradition
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The US Justice Department indicted both Huawei and its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou for racketeering and conspiring to steal American trad...
08:04 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Apple will reopen its five Beijing stores on February 14th, with limited hours
Photo: Apple Apple is reportedly planning to reopen its five Beijing stores on February 14th, albeit with limited hours, via Reuters. The stores will be the first to reopen in China sinc...
07:47 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Oracle strikes back at Google in Supreme Court copyright case
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Oracle has filed its response in an upcoming Supreme Court copyright battle. The company accuses Google of stealing code from its Java language, c...
07:46 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge How to use Pokmon Home to move your pokdex between games
Pokémon Home is a new cloud-based storage service available as an app for Android and iOS phones and tablets, as well as the Nintendo Switch. One of its most alluring features is that it ...
07:45 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Inside Clinc, the AI startup facing troubling allegations of sexual harassment
At an AI startup with deep ties to the University of Michigan, employees allege a pattern of sexual harassment by the CEO Continue reading… ...
07:42 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge YouTube is the frontrunner in the mobile streaming wars, and its not even close
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Here’s a fun number to think about: in 2019, YouTube dominated 70 percent of the total time people spent on their phones watching the top five e...
07:42 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Half-Life: Alyx will launch on March 23rd
The long-awaited next Half-Life is coming very soon. Half-Life: Alyx, a VR spinoff that was revealed last year, will launch on March 23rd. Valve previously said that the game would be avai...
07:29 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Bloomberg hired Fyre Festival promoters to make his campaign memes
Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images Jerry Media, the promoter behind the botched Fyre Festival, is working with the presidential campaign of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ...
07:26 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Amazon pauses Microsofts $10 billion Pentagon contract as trial proceeds
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A judge has issued a temporary injunction against the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract, preventing the c...
06:53 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Blockchain voting app is dangerously vulnerable, researchers say
New research from a team of MIT engineers has found an alarming string of vulnerabilities in a leading blockchain voting system called Voatz. After reverse-engineering Voatz’s Android a...
06:49 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Eating less meat is fine with a majority of Americans
Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images More than nine in ten Americans “are willing” to eat more fruits and vegetables, and more than half are open to giving up some red meat and...
06:16 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge MSI Prestige 14 review: hot pink and hot in your lap
A stylish ultrabook for content creators Continue reading… ...
06:07 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge You can now directly sync Apple Watch workouts to Strava
Apple Watch users can now directly sync their workouts automatically to Strava without a third-party workaround thanks to a new HealthKit update released this week. In a note on the latest...
05:59 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Copyright could be the next way for Congress to take on Big Tech
Graphic by T.C.Sottek The first of 2020’s big copyright hearings started with a nod to Chumbawamba. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) had looked up which band topped the charts in 1998, the y...
05:59 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge AR Pianist app is fun to watch, but thats about it
Image: Massive Technologies AR and VR company Massive Technologies has just released an app called AR Pianist which superimposes virtual musicians on pianos to give you “piano concerts...
05:54 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge How to use Edges tools to protect your privacy while browsing
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Version 80 of Microsoft’s Edge browser, now based on the Chromium source code, launched on January 15th, and with it came an increased focus on ...
05:35 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge The Galaxy S20 is the first high-refresh display phone many people will own
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Samsung’s Galaxy S20 lineup innovates on many fronts. For most consumers, the S20 will be the first 5G device they ever lay their hands on, the first ...
04:26 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Tesla launches $2 billion stock offering after Elon Musk said it doesnt make sense
Photo by STR / AFP via Getty Images Tesla has announced that it will sell $2 billion of common stock in a new public offering, just days after CEO Elon Musk said it wouldn’t “make se...
04:15 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge New Deepwater Horizon data reveals invisible oil that satellites may have missed
Photo by Mark Ralston / AFP via Getty Images “Invisible oil” escaped the view of satellites that were tasked with measuring the extent of the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of M...
03:57 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge These deals make for good last-minute Valentines Day gifts
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, so time is nearly up for you to think of a nice gift for your significant other, spouse, or close friends. Spen...
03:40 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Uber is testing out a new 1-800 number for people who dont use apps
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A vast majority of Americans — 96 percent, according to Pew Research — own smartphones. But for that small minority who don’t, or for those ...
03:32 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Microsoft and Nike have created a custom Jordan-branded Xbox One X
Microsoft loves creating custom Xbox One designs, and this time, it has partnered with Nike to introduce a Jordan-themed console. The Xbox One X includes a custom red finish, with the icon...
03:31 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge SEC wraps investigation into Model 3 production numbers, Tesla says
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Securities and Exchange Commission has closed its investigation into whether Tesla misled investors with its Model 3 production goals dating b...
03:00 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Motorola Razr review: folding flip phone flops
What is a folding screen worth? Continue reading… ...
03:00 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge From the Strategist: The best roller skates
Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures Not long ago, we wrote about how rollerblading is back — but that’s not the only fun way to pass the time with wheels strapped to your feet. Roller-sk...
01:39 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Facebook Dating misses European launch for Valentines Day over regulatory dispute
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook has been forced to postpone the launch of its dating service in Europe after a regulator in Ireland raised data protection concerns, The ...
12:51 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Microsoft sneaks working Surface Duo demo into failed event recording
Microsoft’s Surface Duo | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Microsoft demonstrated its dual-screen Surface Duo device for the first time publicly on Tuesday, but the early An...
12:15 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Robo Revenge helps you get paid to take down robocallers
Image: DoNotPay Robolawyer startup DoNotPay is launching a new service called Robo Revenge designed to let you easily sue any US-based company that spams you with robocalls, Vice reports...
12:10 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Xiaomis Mi 10 flagship 5G phones launch in China
Xiaomi’s latest flagship the Mi 10 Pro. | Image: Xiaomi Xiaomi just took the wraps off its latest 5G phones, the flagship Mi 10 series. Both the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro feature 6.67-inch 2...
12:00 pm - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge The biggest threat to MWC is tech companies realizing they dont need it
Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP via Getty Images The biggest news of the day yesterday is that Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest phone show, has been canceled due to coronavirus conce...
11:31 am - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Motorola Razr undergoes iFixits most complicated teardown yet
Image: iFixit iFixit has posted a detailed teardown of Motorola’s foldable Razr, giving us our best look yet at the the inside of the device and its complicated mechanical hinging mech...
10:00 am - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Kirsten Gillibrand outlines new Data Protection Agency to take on Big Tech
Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images On Thursday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released a proposal to overhaul the way the US government regulates privacy. Gillibrand’s Data Pro...
06:00 am - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Sonic the Hedgehog review: fast casual
Image: Paramount When the first trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog was released in 2019, fans were horrified by CGI Sonic’s beady little eyes and human teeth — an uncanny valley horror. ...
02:28 am - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge These engineers are trying to rescue a Bookbot from the Google graveyard
The Bookbot wasn’t quite as flashy as other autonomous vehicles in the Google portfolio, but it was popular with patrons of Google’s neighborhood library, and its librarians. No one se...
02:12 am - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge DoorDash drivers use their forced arbitration clause to force DoorDash into arbitration
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge DoorDash contractors have turned a forced arbitration clause in their contract against their employer, as a federal judge has ordered DoorDash to ...
01:29 am - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Apples free learn-to-code Swift Playgrounds sandbox arrives on Mac
Nearly four years after it launched as an iPad-exclusive in 2016, Apple’s Swift Playgrounds app is now available for Mac as part of Apple’s Catalyst app initiative, designed to help br...
01:02 am - Thu, February 13, 2020
The Verge Snapchat is testing a big new redesign
Snap is working on two significant tests that could reshape its flagship app in a critical year. Tipsters have provided me with screenshots of two ongoing tests that have rolled out to a s...
10:53 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Jeff Bezos bought the most expensive property in LA with an eighth of a percent of his net worth
Photo by PAWAN SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has reportedly just bought the most expensive property in Los Angeles from Davi...
10:44 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney thinks games can be political, but gaming companies should stay out of politics
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney is one of the biggest names in video games these days, thanks to the seemingly unstoppable success of Fortnite. And with the ...
10:38 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Mark Zuckerbergs privilege to be forgotten
A lengthy piece from Steven Levy in Wired today revealed parts of a 2006 journal from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. You can read the Wired story here, and also our take on the most notable...
10:31 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Space startups founders linked toshady dating website ring
Image: Firefly Aerospace Two founders and board members of Texas space startup Firefly Aerospace appear to be involved in running a ring of sham dating websites, according to the results...
10:15 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge The FTC is cracking down on influencer marketing on YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok
Commissioner Rohit Chopra called for tougher penalties on companies that disguise advertising on platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok as authentic reviews in a statement sent out ...
09:52 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge .com prices could rise for the first time in eight years
Photo credit should read Andrew Cowie/AFP/GettyImages Prices for .com domain names could go up for the first time in eight years, with the group responsible for overseeing top-level inte...
09:41 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge As Lambda students speak out, the schools debt-swapping partnership disappears from the internet
In December, online coding bootcamp Lambda School quietly partnered with Edly, a digital marketplace that helps schools sell income-sharing agreements (ISAs) to accredited investors. The a...
09:10 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge One of Mark Zuckerbergs notebooks detailed dark profiles, which would let people make Facebook profiles for their friends
A 2006 journal from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had lots of ideas about potential concepts for the company, including one that would let users create profiles for people who weren’t act...
09:01 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Facebook caught Iranian trolls spreading pro-Trump propaganda online
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In a blog post Wednesday, Facebook announced it had taken down dozens of Instagram and Facebook accounts that engaged in foreign interference, inc...
08:36 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge How to use Safaris tools to protect your privacy while browsing
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge If you’re a Mac user, then you have a copy of Safari on your computer — it’s the default browser for macOS. If you do use it, you’ll be ha...
07:16 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge The Essential Phones amazing track record of software updates is over
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Essential did a truly impressive job delivering fast monthly patches and Android updates for its one and only smartphone, the Essential Phone. But today...
06:41 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge The worlds biggest phone show has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The world’s biggest phone show, Mobile World Congress, is no longer taking place this year. After coronavirus threatened to throw MWC into chaos, the ...
06:41 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge BP wants to somehow eliminate its greenhouse gas emissions
BP CEO Bernard Looney speaks during an event in London on February 12, 2020, where he declared the company’s intentions to achieve “net zero” carbon emissions by 2050.  | Photo b...
06:19 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Essential, Andy Rubins phone company, is shutting down
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Essential is shutting down less than three years after the startup unveiled its first smartphone. The company’s only complete product, the Essential P...
06:08 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Microsofts xCloud game streaming arrives on iOS with some Apple restrictions
Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge Microsoft is expanding its Project xCloud service to the iPhone today. The software giant is launching a beta of xCloud through Apple’s TestFlight servi...
05:34 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Census searches on Twitter will direct users to official links, but probably wont stop any hoaxes
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge If you search Twitter for “certain keywords associated with the Census,” instead of getting random tweets with census hoaxes, you’ll now get...
05:09 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge You should play this extremely chill game about serving coffee to vampires and elves
There’s something supremely satisfying about the ritual of making coffee: the smell, the heat, the way all of the tiny details eventually become second nature. For some, the process can ...
05:01 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Industry vet Geoff Keighley is skipping E3 for the first time in 25 years
Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images Yet another big name has dropped out of E3 2020. Today, veteran broadcaster Geoff Keighley, who has hosted and produced the E3 Coliseum for the last few ...
04:45 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Spotify now lets you search by songwriter with clickable credits
Image: Spotify Spotify launched a beta program today for clickable songwriter credits called “songwriter pages.” If a songwriter is included in the beta, listeners can click on their...
03:57 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Dells XPS 13 with a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor is $400 off
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Dell is hosting a Presidents’ Day sale ahead of the US holiday on Monday, February 17th. Plenty of laptops, desktops, monitors, and more are...
03:50 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge WhatsApp now has 2 billion users
Photo by Thomas Ricker / The Verge Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service now has 2 billion users worldwide, the company announced in a blog post today, up from 1.5 billion and 1 billio...
03:45 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Netflix offers a free movie to try to get people to subscribe for the sequel
Netflix Netflix thinks its original content can get people to subscribe, so through March 9th, the streaming service is giving US residents a free movie, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Bef...
03:44 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Pokmon Home is out now on the Switch, iPhone, and Android
The Pokémon Company International released its cloud service, Pokémon Home, for the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. For the next month, Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter will be av...
03:35 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Tweeten, the best Windows Twitter app, is now available on Surface Pro X
Twitter has abandoned its native apps for Windows, which has left a big gap for developers to try to fill. One of the most popular is Tweeten, and it’s getting an update today that will ...
03:25 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge YouTube continues to mirror Twitch, tests new clap feature that lets fans donate to creators
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube is trying to figure out how to help creators earn more revenue through alternative monetization methods, and its newest attempt reiterates...
03:19 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge The court let T-Mobile buy Sprint because Sprint completely sucks
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Judge Victor Marrero thinks John Legere is just the coolest Continue reading… ...
02:23 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus data from outside the outbreak epicenter is just as valuable as from the inside
Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images The active impact of the new coronavirus is very different in China, where tens of thousands of people are sick, than it is in the rest of the w...
02:14 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Z Flip beats the Motorola Razr in nearly every way
At Samsung’s Unpacked event on February 11th, where it announced the new Galaxy S20 phones and the Z Flip, I wasn’t struck by how good the Galaxy S20 Ultra looks — of course it looks...
02:03 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Samsung learned some tough lessons from the Galaxy Fold debacle
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip. | Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge Samsung didn’t waste any time unveiling its latest foldable Galaxy Z Flip phone during the company’s Unpacked event on Fe...
02:00 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Google brings emoji mashup stickers to Gboard on Android
Want to convey that you’re feeling like both a cowboy and a ghost? The Emoji Kitchen is for you. | Image: Google There are already hundreds of emoji available to cover every emotion fr...
01:43 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Shooting 8K videos on the Galaxy S20 requires 600MB per minute
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge 8K footage recorded on the Samsung Galaxy S20 will take up around 600MB per minute, according to Samsung, meaning that storage could quickly become an i...
12:59 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Why Samsungs 108-megapixel camera isnt just a gimmick
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Image quality is more than just a number Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge The Galaxy Z Flip is neat, but the Galaxy S20 is important
Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge Well! Yesterday was a day. I live-blogged the Samsung Unpacked keynote, where the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra were announced alongside the Galaxy...
11:23 am - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook put on notice as UK names new internet regulator
The UK government has announced ambitious new plans to regulate the internet which will give websites a “duty of care” to protect their UK users from illegal content related to child e...
11:00 am - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Amazons PR campaigns keep blowing up in the companys face
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A little over a year ago, when Amazon’s phony “search” for a site for a second “headquarters” was revealed to be a sham, I noted that fo...
10:03 am - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Microsoft and Samsung partner on Xbox cloud-based game streaming
Samsung launched its new Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip smartphones yesterday, but the company also broadened its Microsoft partnership at the same time. Samsung and Microsoft are teaming up...
09:44 am - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Galaxy Home Mini emerges as an S20 preorder bonus in South Korea
Image: Samsung Despite not appearing at yesterday’s Unpacked event, Samsung’s long delayed Bixby smart speaker is finally getting something resembling a release. TizenHelp has spotte...
09:29 am - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge This Sony remote control for TVs is also a portable speaker
The SRS-LSR200 runs for 13-hours on battery. | Image: Sony Sony’s new SRS-LSR200 remote control isn’t just elegantly named, it’s also a portable speaker with a 13-hour battery. Tha...
06:00 am - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III wants to make it easier to aim for the stars
Olympus Olympus today announced the OM-D E-M1 Mark III, following up its predecessor from 2016. The weather-sealed design is almost untouched from last generation, though it’s more cap...
05:05 am - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Nikons D6 pro camera is coming in April for $6,500
Last September, Nikon announced its new D6 pro camera but declined to provide any details on it. Today, the details are here: unsurprisingly, it’s a speed-focused DSLR that’ll likely b...
03:21 am - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Nintendos latest SNES games for Switch include two US debuts
Nintendo isn’t just playing the hits when it comes to adding NES and SNES games to its Switch Online service. The latest additions are some pretty deep cuts, including two SNES titles th...
01:26 am - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge Andrew Yang has withdrawn from the 2020 presidential race
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Andrew Yang, the tech savvy Democratic presidential candidate who ran on a platform warning against the threats of artificial intelligence and...
01:23 am - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge At $1,600, the highest-end Galaxy S20 costs as much as a foldable phone
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Remember when Apple unveiled the $1,000 iPhone and everyone was shocked? Less than three years later, a $1,000 phone is at the low end of Samsung’s Ga...
01:08 am - Wed, February 12, 2020
The Verge The Galaxy Z Flips split-screen mode isnt just for Samsung foldables, says Google
Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Flip clamshell foldable has a cool new feature that can split the phone’s enormous vertical real estate into a top half and a bottom half, and Google tells The V...
11:41 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Flipboard will soon share short videos alongside the news for $3 a month
Image: Flipboard News aggregator app Flipboard is launching a new ad-free curated video service called Flipboard TV that will come preinstalled on Samsung’s new Galaxy S20 phones and c...
11:02 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Nvidias GeForce Now is losing all Activision Blizzard games, a bad sign for cloud gaming
Nvidia’s GeForce Now feels like one of the very best ways to get a free taste of cloud gaming, but it’s got a gigantic catch — it lets you play PC games you already own only if the g...
10:58 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Samsung confirms its AirDrop-like Quick Share is launching on the Galaxy S20
Image: Samsung AirDrop has long been a handy convenience that comes with using Apple gadgets, but Samsung has finally come up with its own version. And it’s debuting on the Galaxy S20,...
10:54 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Snapchats new mental health tool will offer helpful intervention
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Snapchat is launching a search tool called Here For You that will surface “safety resources” from mental health experts when users search ...
10:38 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy S20 phones are getting Googles helpful Live Caption feature
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Samsung’s Galaxy S20 lineup will be the first non-Pixel phones to gain Google’s Live Caption feature, which transcribes and captions videos in real ...
10:28 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge A first look at Microsofts new Windows 10X operating system for dual screens
Microsoft released its first emulator for Windows 10X today, allowing developers to get a first look at the new operating system variant for dual-screen devices. Microsoft wants to give de...
09:35 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Feds claim Huawei can snoop on mobile networks
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge US officials say Huawei maintains backdoors into telecom networks across the world, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. The news co...
09:31 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge YouTube could compete with Apple and Amazon by offering third-party video subscription services
Taylor Hill/FilmMagic YouTube is reportedly mulling over offering third-party subscriptions to users that will take attention away from Amazon and Apple — and keep people in Google’s...
09:19 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge We still cant agree how to regulate self-driving cars
There was a sense of déjà vu on Capitol Hill today as a House panel convened yet another hearing on how to best regulate autonomous vehicles. But it wasn’t clear that any of the issues...
09:00 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Hyundai will build electric vehicles with EV startup Canoo
Image: Canoo Hyundai and Kia will build new electric vehicles based on the technological platform developed by California EV startup Canoo, the companies announced Tuesday. Terms of the ...
08:46 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge How to preorder the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Image: Samsung Samsung announced the new foldable Galaxy Z Flip during the company’s Unpacked 2020 event, and you won’t have to wait very long to get your chance at buying one. It wi...
08:41 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Alphabet has moved technology incubator Jigsaw under Google management
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google parent company Alphabet has moved its Jigsaw technology incubator under Google management, The Information reports. It’s the first former...
08:36 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Heres where you can preorder the Samsung Galaxy S20
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Samsung has announced the new Galaxy S20 lineup of phones, consisting of the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra. Unlike previous years, preorders don’t s...
08:33 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Samsung Galaxy Z Flip first look: folding glass changes everything
Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge Samsung tries to fix what broke the Galaxy Fold Continue reading… ...
08:14 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge This League of Legends team is inspiring others to do good
Photo: Colin Young-Wolff / Riot Games On a typical game day, the area outside of Riot’s Los Angeles studio, which plays host to the League of Legends Championship Series, is usually fu...
08:11 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Heres how Samsungs Galaxy S20 stacks up against the Pixel 4, OnePlus 7T, and more
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Samsung has debuted its new Galaxy S20 lineup of phones, and since it’s one of the first big releases of 2020, it gets to set the bar for what kind of...
08:11 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Heres how Samsungs Galaxy S20 compares with the iPhone 11
Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge Samsung has just announced the Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup, and they look to be good upgrades over last year’s Galaxy S10. This year, there are three new...
08:02 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge All of the biggest announcements from Samsungs Galaxy S20 event, live
Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge Samsung’s Unpacked 2020 event is happening now. The company jumped right in with the announcements by unveiling the Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone, and i...
08:00 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge The latest Marvel card game was designed specifically to blow up on Kickstarter
Image: Spin Master Games and Cmon Board games that hit Kickstarter are often small-scale passion projects, but the latest is something much bigger — and much less in need of crowdfundi...
07:36 pm - Tue, February 11, 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...
07:30 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Z Flip should be more durable than the troubled Galaxy Fold
Image: Samsung Samsung announced its newest folding phone, the Z Flip, at its annual Galaxy event today, but the company promises it won’t be plagued with the same problems as its othe...
07:10 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Z Flip has the first folding glass display
Image: Samsung Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip has something that’s been on no other foldable phone to date: a folding glass screen. So far, every foldable phone and tablet has relied on pla...
07:04 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Samsungs new foldable Galaxy Z Flip will arrive on February 14th for $1,380
Samsung is unveiling its latest foldable Galaxy Z Flip phone today. It looks a lot different than the troubled Galaxy Fold, and it folds up much like the new Motorola Razr. It’s clearly ...
07:00 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge How Samsungs Galaxy S20 Ultra achieves its 100x zoom
Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge Samsung’s newly announced Galaxy S20 Ultra offers a new feature that the company is calling “Space Zoom,” which allows its cameras to offer a total ...
06:12 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Microsoft backtracks on plans to force Chrome default search to Bing
Microsoft is backtracking on its original plans to force the Chrome default search engine over to Bing using the company’s Office 365 installer. Microsoft was planning to include a new C...
06:05 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Googles Nest will force customers to use two-factor authentication
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Google announced today that Nest customers will soon be required to enroll in two-factor authentication. In theory, that should provide a good extra step...
06:00 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Live from Samsungs Galaxy S20 and Z Flip keynote
Samsung Logo 1020 Samsung Unpacked is back Continue reading… ...
05:27 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Jaguar will pause I-Pace production because of battery shortage
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Jaguar Land Rover plans to stop making the I-Pace electric SUV for a week because of a battery shortage at supplier LG Chem, The Times reported on Sund...
05:23 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Microsoft promises Windows 10X updates will take less than 90 seconds
Windows 10X | Microsoft Microsoft is revealing more about its Windows 10X operating system today, which is designed for new dual-screen devices. The software giant has re-engineered this...
05:22 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Amazon, Google, and Facebook ordered to turn over evidence for far-reaching FTC merger review
Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday that it will begin reviewing past acquisitions made by big tech companies, includ...
05:21 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge The illness caused by the new coronavirus gets a new name: COVID-19
Photo by Stringer/Getty Images The World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that the disease caused by the new coronavirus will be referred to as COVID-19. Until this point, the i...
05:12 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Optimum raises prices on internet and TV plans, barely warning customers
Optimum hiked the prices of its internet and TV plans this month, and many customers have been finding out thanks to the arrival of surprisingly high bills. TV packages jumped up as much ...
05:00 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Drake signs a multiyear partnership with live-streaming platform Caffeine
Drake is one of the biggest rappers in the world, and, as of today, he’s decided to throw his considerable weight behind Caffeine in the live-streaming wars: he’s signed a “multiyear...
04:45 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge The latest USB-C chargers are apparently more powerful than Apollo 11s computer
Image: Anker Over the past decade, it’s become commonplace to try to put the progress of technology into perspective by pointing out that most people’s smartphones are more powerful ...
03:50 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Patreon is adding new features for creators in Europe
Patreon Funding platform Patreon is expanding its operations outside of the United States, opening a new office in Berlin and adding payment options for euros and British pounds. The mov...
03:00 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge How to use Chromes tools to protect your privacy while browsing
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google’s Chrome is, by most measures, the most popular browser in use. That being said, it also has a perception problem as far as security is c...
03:00 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge To fight the coronavirus, labs are printing its genome
Advancements in genetic technology are making it easier, faster, and less expensive for public health experts to understand how the new coronavirus spreads. Time is of the essence for the ...
02:47 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Harley Quinn has better SEO, so Birds of Prey is getting a new name
Warner Bros. learned this past weekend that Birds of Prey, otherwise known as Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), isn’t exactly search engine optimizati...
02:31 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge The haunting art behind Death Strandings gear and ghouls
Explore it all in a new art book for Hideo Kojima’s game Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Lightroom now supports split-screen multitasking on the iPad
Adobe has announced a few new updates for Lightroom across every platform it runs on. One of the biggest additions is Split View support for full-on side-by-side multitasking in iPadOS, wh...
02:00 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Dead Cells The Bad Seed expansion has sucked me back into the abyss
Screenshot by Nick Statt / The Verge I was only a few minutes into Dead Cells’ new The Bad Seed expansion before I knew I was hooked all over again. The expansion, the first paid upda...
01:30 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge T-Mobile and Sprint win lawsuit and will be allowed to merge
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Tuesday, a federal judge allow the $26 billion merger between T-Mobile and Sprint to proceed, dismissing a challenge brought by a group of stat...
01:30 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Facebook accidentally blacked out an entire language
Illustration by William Joel / T An apparent glitch has spread fear through Myanmar’s Kachin minority Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge How to watch Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020
Image: Samsung Samsung’s big Unpacked event, where the company is introducing its latest (and, it hopes, greatest) products, is today, February 11th. If you’re a Samsung fan or you...
01:00 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Amazons Ring now lets you snitch on your neighbors good deeds, too
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Amazon’s Ring is adding a way for users of its Neighbors app to share good things happening in the neighborhood, instead of just bad things. And if you...
01:00 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge New Jerseys former attorney general on Ring cameras and facial recognition
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge In this week’s Vergecast, former New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram stopped by the studio to talk with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel...
12:00 pm - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Z Flip phone needs to do way better than past foldables
Image: WinFuture Later today, Samsung will officially announce a new folding phone, the Galaxy Z Flip. We know this because many, many details have leaked about it. Also because Samsung ...
11:00 am - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Why platforms arent taking down deceptive political videos
U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly news conference last week | Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Say you run a large social network in which your m...
06:35 am - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Intel joins Sony and Amazon withdrawals from Mobile World Congress due to coronavirus risk
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Intel and NTT Docomo are joining Sony, Amazon, and others who have cancelled their presence at Mobile World Congress 2020 due to the coronavirus outbrea...
06:35 am - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Intel and Vivo join Sony and Amazon withdrawals from Mobile World Congress due to coronavirus risk
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Intel, Vivo, and NTT Docomo are joining Sony, Amazon, and others who have cancelled their presence at Mobile World Congress 2020 due to the coronavirus ...
03:56 am - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Amazons PR chief gets combative on Twitter over media criticism
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon PR chief Jay Carney spent his Monday evening engaging in series of escalating and increasingly combative arguments with members of the news...
02:29 am - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge Googles head of HR is leaving while worker unrest continues
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google human resources chief Eileen Naughton is stepping down later this year, the company confirms to The Verge (via Fortune). Her title was VP o...
01:35 am - Tue, February 11, 2020
The Verge T-Mobile and Sprints industry-changing merger will reportedly clear its final hurdle tomorrow
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tomorrow is a day the wireless industry has long been waiting for, according to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal’s well-guarded so...
11:06 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Google Chrome will block insecure downloads in coming months
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google has revealed plans to initially warn Chrome users about “insecure” downloads and eventually block them outright. “Today we’re annou...
10:18 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge IBM picks Slack over Microsoft Teams for its 350,000 employees
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge IBM has picked Slack to power its chat communications companywide for its more than 350,000 employees, according to Business Insider. In what can ...
10:10 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge US senators condemn Amazons dismal safety records
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In a letter sent Friday, US senators called on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to reform its safety practices and improve its treatment of workers, accordin...
10:00 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Trumps budget continues to boost nuclear energy
Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images Donald Trump’s budget proposal for 2021 earmarks $1.2 billion for nuclear energy research and development and re...
09:57 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Amazon is still crushing Google and Apple in the smart speaker market
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Apple and Google are still struggling to come close to Amazon’s enormous share of the home smart speaker market, and that trend will continue through 2...
09:45 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge These modded scanners let you play techno using barcodes
Image: Electronicos Fantasticos Every so often, a tweet goes viral showing someone making a beat by wielding two barcode scanners in front of a sheet of assorted line patterns. It’s li...
09:30 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Sprints first smartwatch for kids comes with location tracking
Sprint Sprint is the latest company to introduce a smartwatch for kids, complete with GPS tracking. The WatchMeGo device is designed for children ages four to 12 who may not be quite rea...
09:18 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Apples epic patent troll fight drags on as appeals court strikes down latest request
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A US appeals court has rejected a request from Apple to reconsider a split decision ruling that found it infringed on patents owned by notorious p...
08:54 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Nios struggles continue as coronavirus outbreak drags down sales
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Nio, China’s top EV startup, said Monday that the coronavirus outbreak contributed to a dip in the company’s sales last month. Nio sold just 1,598 ...
08:31 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Samsung Unpacked 2020 event: all of the latest rumors, news, and more
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The event is on Tuesday, February 11th at 2PM ET / 11AM PT Continue reading… ...
08:24 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge The Trump administration calls for big budget increases for NASA to fund Moon-to-Mars program
The core of NASA’s Space Launch System, which was recently completed earlier this year | Image: NASA President Trump is requesting a 12 percent increase to NASA’s budget for next yea...
07:42 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Nikola teases an electric pickup with 600 miles of range
Images: Nikola Motor Company Nikola Corporation, an Arizona-based startup that’s working on zero-emission big rigs, just announced that it’s following Tesla, Rivian, Ford, and Genera...
06:41 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Xiaomi shows off Mi 10 phone design, confirms February 13th launch date
Image: Xiaomi Xiaomi has announced that it will launch its new Mi 10 smartphones on February 13th in China with a global launch to follow on February 23rd, the day before Mobile World Co...
06:34 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Anthem to get substantial reinvention as BioWare rethinks games design
Image: BioWare The team behind BioWare’s Anthem will be pausing development on short-term updates and expansions to focus on a much broader “longer-term redesign,” the EA-owned stu...
05:55 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Fiat Chrysler plans to launch a robot taxi service in China
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, one of Detroit’s “Big Three” automakers, is collaborating with Chinese startup AutoX to deploy robot taxis in China later this year, the companies announce...
05:23 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Surface Go is more affordable than ever today
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Last week, I featured a $599 deal from Best Buy on a Microsoft Surface Go bundled with a Type Cover keyboard. The tablet alone usually costs $549, so it...
04:34 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Equifax was hacked by Chinese military officers, federal prosecutors say
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Monday morning, the Department of Justice announced the indictment of four members of China’s military in connection with the 2017 hack of cr...
04:00 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Abode adds HomeKit support to a second home security system
Image: Abode Smart home security company Abode has added HomeKit compatibility to its Smart Security kit, the company announced today. This is the second system in the Abode portfolio to...
03:53 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge All the ways Chinas coronavirus outbreak is affecting tech
Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images The tech sector is currently feeling the impact of the coronavirus, with companies closing offices, stores, and factories in China as well a...
03:52 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Motorola confirms a gold-colored Razr is coming this spring
Motorola Motorola confirmed today that its much-hyped folding Razr is going to come in a second color: blush gold. The option will be available this spring. The color previously leaked l...
03:50 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Leaked images appear to show the LG V60 ThinQs four cameras and a big battery
The LG G8X from 2019 | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Just a few weeks ahead of Mobile World Congress 2020, two marketing images of the LG V60 ThinQ have leaked. Each one ap...
03:28 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Designing a more friendly Fortnite with food, puns, and no in-app purchases
Apple Arcade’s latest hit started out as a joke. The developers at Singapore-based Mighty Bear Games had already pitched an idea to Apple for its new subscription service, but two days b...
02:11 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Sen. Josh Hawley proposes FTC overhaul to take on Google and Facebook
Photo by Leigh Vogel for The Verge On Monday, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) published a new plan to remake the Federal Trade Commission with an eye toward reining in big tech companies. “The...
02:09 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Twitter might have a better read on floods than NOAA
Photo by Joe Raedle / Getty Images Frustrated tweets led scientists to believe that tidal floods along the East Coast and Gulf Coast of the US are more annoying than official tide gauges...
02:00 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge ARMs new edge AI chips promise IoT devices that wont need the cloud
Edge AI is one of the biggest trends in chip technology. These are chips that run AI processing on the edge — or, in other words, on a device without a cloud connection. Apple recently b...
02:00 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy S20 is a make or break moment for 5G
The Galaxy S10 5G | Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Samsung is about to launch the Galaxy S20, its newest flagship phone and — if past history is anything to go by — what will lar...
02:00 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy S20 is a make-or-break moment for 5G
The Galaxy S10 5G. | Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Samsung is about to launch the Galaxy S20, its newest flagship phone and — if history is anything to go by — what will largely...
01:01 pm - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Fashion edition Galaxy Z Flip leaks in weirdo promo
Image: @h0x0d A new promotional trailer for Samsung’s foldable Galaxy Z Flip has leaked online, confirming a fashion-focused Thom Browne Edition of the device. The ad, which was posted...
11:48 am - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Home Mini caught on video ahead of rumored Wednesday release
Image: Samsung A whole host of images, videos, and screenshots of Samsung’s Galaxy Home Mini have been posted online by XDA-Developers’ Max Weinbach, giving us our most detailed look...
10:25 am - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Surface Duo appears in the wild in new video
Microsoft first unveiled its new dual-screen Surface Duo last year, but the company wouldn’t let anyone touch the Android software powering the device. We recently got a closer look at h...
09:30 am - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Buds Plus detailed in new hands-on video
Image: Roland Quandt Samsung’s upcoming true wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Plus, have leaked again, this time in a hands-on video from WinFuture’s Roland Quandt. As well as confi...
09:15 am - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Sony and Amazon pull out of Mobile World Congress due to coronavirus risk
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Sony and Amazon are the latest companies to cancel their presence at Mobile World Congress 2020 due to the new coronavirus outbreak. LG, ZTE, Nvidia, an...
04:28 am - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Oscars 2020: Parasite sweeps, while Netflix loses out on pretty much everything
Kevin Winter/Getty Images Netflix headed into the 92nd Oscars with 24 nominations — the most of any studio — expecting to dominate award season’s biggest night the same way it’s...
04:26 am - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Parasite wins Best Picture, making Oscar history
Parasite ended its award show sweep this season by taking home Best Picture, making it the first non-English speaking film to win the Academy’s most prestigious award. Bong Joon-ho’s ...
04:18 am - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Taika Waititi slams Apples MacBook keyboards after winning first Oscar
Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Speaking with journalists after winning his first Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, Jojo Rabbit and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi had other thing...
03:01 am - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Quibi continues attempt to explain what it does with series of Oscars ads
Quibi’s 30-second commercial during last week’s Super Bowl left many people asking: “What the hell is Quibi?” Tonight’s series of ads at the Oscars is Quibi’s best try to answe...
01:28 am - Mon, February 10, 2020
The Verge Samsung aired a Galaxy Z Flip commercial before it even announced the phone
Image: WinFuture It’s not just leaks that let us know what big tech companies plan to announce at their keynotes, increasingly it’s the companies themselves. Since this year’s Acad...
05:00 pm - Sun, February 9, 2020
The Verge Oscars 2020: how to watch the Academy Awards online
A still from Parasite The 92nd Academy Awards (also known as the Oscars) will broadcast tonight, February 9th. It’s a celebration of the industry and a showdown between the year’s bi...
02:00 pm - Sun, February 9, 2020
The Verge From the Strategist: The best running hydration packs and water bottles
Photo: Courtesy of the retailer While most races provide aid stations with water or Gatorade along the course, it isn’t always as easy to quench your thirst when you’re running on yo...
07:55 am - Sun, February 9, 2020
The Verge All the ways Chinas coronavirus outbreak is affecting tech
Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images The tech sector is currently feeling the impact of the coronavirus, with companies closing offices, stores, and factories in China as well a...
04:54 pm - Sat, February 8, 2020
The Verge Cruise lines ban Chinese passport holders over coronavirus fears
Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines are banning passengers from their cruise ships who hold passports from China, Hong...
03:00 pm - Sat, February 8, 2020
The Verge 9 new trailers you should watch this week
Photo: Lionsgate The Good Place wrapped up last week — I won’t get into much detail here (I feel like a ton of people are waiting to watch it when the whole season’s available on N...
03:00 pm - Sat, February 8, 2020
The Verge This weekend, save on the 16-inch MacBook Pro, truly wireless earphones, and the PS4 Pro
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Most of the deals that we publish at The Verge come and go before the weekend arrives. That’s just the way it works sometimes. However, some deals are...
02:00 pm - Sat, February 8, 2020
The Verge A new spacecraft is journeying to the Sun to get a never-before-seen look at the stars poles
The Solar Orbiter will see our Sun from a completely new perspective Continue reading… ...
02:29 am - Sat, February 8, 2020
The Verge Watch Motorolas real flip test for the new Razr foldable
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge We’re still not sure when you’ll actually be able to buy Motorola’s re-imagined flip phone in stores, but we do have a brand-new video of the fold...
01:31 am - Sat, February 8, 2020
The Verge Nvidia is no longer attending Mobile World Congress, citing coronavirus risk
Photo by Stefan Etienne / The Verge The world’s biggest mobile trade show just took another blow — graphics giant Nvidia, one of the conference’s sponsors, just announced it’s no...
12:08 am - Sat, February 8, 2020
The Verge The NFL account hijackers just compromised Facebooks Twitter and Instagram accounts
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Several of Facebook’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were hijacked this evening, and the group taking credit is the same one that said it hacked...
11:24 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge DOJ drops antitrust probe into automakers that want cleaner cars
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The Department of Justice has closed an antitrust investigation into Ford, Volkswagen, Honda, and BMW over a vehicle emissions deal with California ...
10:45 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge As platforms get better at detecting child abuse videos, theyre finding more of them
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge More than 41 million videos of child sexual abuse were reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2019, partly because ...
10:29 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Tesla Cybertruck replaces DeLorean in Back to the Future mashup
I expected to hate this video — it recreates a key Back to the Future scene, replacing the iconic DeLorean with a Tesla Cybertruck. Then I watched it. It’s actually sort of cute and re...
10:16 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Cruise lines ban Chinese passport holders over coronavirus fears
Photo credit should read ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines are banning passengers from their cruise ships who hold passports from China, Hong...
10:00 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge All the ways Chinas coronavirus outbreak is affecting tech
Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images The tech sector is currently feeling the impact of the coronavirus, with companies closing offices, stores, and factories in China as well a...
09:47 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Twitter was broken, and it was great
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge For a brief, blissful period of time, Twitter was in the midst of an outage for its most basic function: sending your thoughts into the ether via ...
09:04 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Mythic Quest: Ravens Banquet is a comedy surprise you cant miss
Video games are a hard thing to love. The medium rarely translates well outside of its own little island — think of all the bad video game adaptations we’ve seen, or how “video game...
08:23 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge This girls-only app uses AI to screen a users gender what could go wrong?
A photo of women supposedly using giggle, as seen on the company website A new social app called Giggle is pitching itself as a girls-only networking platform. To sign up, users have to ...
07:44 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge The coronavirus could stick around, but the way we fight it will change if it does
Photo by STR / AFP via Getty Images Countries around the world are actively searching for cases of the new coronavirus in an effort to stop its spread around the world. But if they can...
07:28 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Trump tests disinformation policies with new Pelosi video
Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images A new video promoted by President Trump is testing the altered media limits put in place at Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, offering a provocati...
07:00 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Microsofts new Edge browser is now available for the Surface Pro X
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Microsoft is releasing Edge version 80 today, and the most significant addition is ARM64 support for devices like the Surface Pro X. We’ve been waitin...
06:55 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Inside the Oh Sees year-long effort to put their albums on 8-track box sets
Photo by Julia S / 5Seven Records The Oh Sees’ latest release is a 12-album box set in an unexpected format: 8-track tapes. It’s the culmination of a year-long effort by Seattle-base...
06:55 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge New York City is cracking down on plastic bottles
Photo by Ramin Talaie/Corbis via Getty Images New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order yesterday banning the sale of single-use plastic beverage bottles on city-owned...
06:53 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge The 2021 Escalades curved screens are a taste of whats to come
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Whether you like it or not Continue reading… ...
06:38 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Wacom says its not spying on its customers, and users can opt out of data collection
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Wacom has responded to reports of its tablets collecting app usage data from its users and sharing it with Google Analytics, clarifying that t...
06:25 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Sundance VR and AR got extremely weird in 2020
Scarecrow | Sundance Institute Don’t forget to bring a swimsuit Continue reading… ...
05:46 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Go read this fascinating NYT report on the response to the first US coronavirus case
Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP via Getty Images The spread of contagious diseases is an exceedingly complex phenomenon influenced by everything from the science behind a virus, the sociolo...
05:23 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Netflix has removed nine titles, including Night of the Living Dead, to comply with government requests
Ernesto S. Ruscio/Getty Images / Netflix Since Netflix was founded almost 25 years ago, the company has removed nine titles from its service around the world in compliance with governmen...
05:10 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Trying to buy the new Motorola Razr on its release date was a frustrating failure
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Yesterday was the official release date for the Motorola Razr on Verizon Wireless. Or was it? By the end of an entire day spent searching for this nosta...
05:00 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge How to watch tonights Democratic debate online
Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images It’s been a wild week with the Iowa caucuses mess, the State of the Union, and impeachment, but we’re closing it out with the last Democrat...
04:59 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Sundance 2020: reviews from the annual indie film festival
Photo by Anna Kooris / Sundance Institute VR, independent film, and sneak peeks from streaming services Continue reading… ...
04:29 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Apples 16-inch MacBook Pro is discounted at Best Buy
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple’s new 16-inch MacBook Pro is up to $200 off at Best Buy for My Best Buy rewards members. Starting with the most affordable configuration at $2,2...
04:25 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Apple hit with 25 million fine in France for iPhone slowdown controversy
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge A French regulator has hit Apple with a €25 million fine over its controversial software update that slowed down older iPhones. The General Directora...
04:05 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: Iowa caucus app issues, Microsoft reorganizes, and Google reveals quarterly earnings
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales This week on The Verge, we saw tech troubles with the Iowa caucuses, the US attorney general said the US should own a controlling stake in Nokia, Microsof...
03:43 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Boeings passenger spacecraft actually suffered a second unknown software glitch during debut flight
An artistic rendering of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft | Image: Boeing Boeing’s new passenger spacecraft suffered a second major software bug during its debut flight to space in Dece...
03:39 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Ericsson pulls out of Mobile World Congress over coronavirus concerns
Ericsson, a Swedish telecom company, announced today that it will no longer attend Mobile World Congress, a major mobile electronics conference, over coronavirus concerns. This makes the c...
03:26 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Now you. Can Text like this thanks. To Googles new speech to text. Settings.
If you’ve ever wanted to send text messages with weird punctuation like someone who is new to thumb-typing, Google has apparently updated its voice-to-text settings to do it for you, And...
03:16 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge ZTE beats Samsung to announcing the first Snapdragon 865 phone
Image: ZTE Just days before Samsung is set to announce the Galaxy S20 series of phones, ZTE has jumped out ahead of the company and formally unveiled the Axon 10S Pro. Like Samsung’s u...
02:39 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Handshake bans to stop the coronavirus might be overkill in most places
Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led groups around the world to abandon niceties and recommend against handshakes, which are now discouraged at next month’s Mobile World Congress in...
02:32 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Homeland Security reportedly bought phone location data to track people at the border
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Department of Homeland Security has been purchasing cellphone location data and using it to track activity near the US-Mexico border, accordin...
02:30 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge A history of Simlish, the language that defined The Sims
20 years of ‘sul sul’ Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge The Moto G Stylus and G Power make Motorolas best budget phones even better
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Motorola’s Moto G line of smartphones has had some of the best budget phones on the market, and this year’s models — the Moto G Stylus and the Mo...
01:50 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Journalist Glenn Greenwalds cybercrime charges dismissed by Brazil judge
Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP via Getty Images A judge in Brazil has rejected the accusations of hacking leveled at Glenn Greenwald after he reported on the country’s anti-c...
12:18 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge iPhone maker Foxconn tells Shenzhen staff not to return to work
Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images iPhone manufacturer Foxconn has told employees at its Shenzhen HQ not to return to work on February 10th as planned, but to await further instruction, B...
12:15 pm - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge WhatsApp dark mode for iPhone arrives in latest beta
MacRumors WhatsApp is finally getting a dark mode soon on iPhone soon. A new beta version of WhatsApp for iOS has appeared with dark mode enabled, indicating that it will soon be availab...
11:00 am - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge The straight line from Google Maps to Clearview AI
Image: Google Few apps made by a Big Tech company have improved more over the years than Google Maps. When it launched in 2005, it was a moderately better alternative to AOL’s MapQuest...
09:44 am - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Motorola Razr fold test shows it could fail in less than 12 months of regular use
Motorola’s new Razr stopped being able to fully fold after just over 27,000 folds and around three-and-a-half hours in CNET’s “FoldBot” folding machine. Problems were discovered af...
09:44 am - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Motorola Razr fold test shows it could fail in less than 12 months of use
Motorola’s new Razr stopped being able to fully fold after just over 27,000 folds and around three-and-a-half hours in CNET’s “FoldBot” folding machine. Problems were discovered af...
05:01 am - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Uber is making it easier for suburban commuters to schedule rides to the train station
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Uber noticed an interesting thing lately: customers were opening the app late at night and entering a nearby train station as a destination t...
01:16 am - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge ViacomCBS wants to compete with itself in the streaming wars
Image: CBS The parent company of the $10-per-month CBS All Access streaming platform is reportedly about to launch... another $10-per-month streaming platform. For some reason, the newly...
01:03 am - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Tesla remotely disables Autopilot on used Model S after it was sold
Photo by David Bush / The Verge Tesla has remotely disabled driver assistance features on a used Model S after it was sold to a customer, Jalopnik reports. The company now claims that th...
12:13 am - Fri, February 7, 2020
The Verge Apples contract for indie repair shops is so invasive that some refuse to sign it
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Last August, Apple announced it would let more indie repair shops buy genuine iPhone parts and tools so they could do common iPhone repairs. I...
11:31 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Boeings passenger spacecraft actually suffered a second unknown software glitch during debut flight
An artistic rendering of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft | Image: Boeing Boeing’s new passenger spacecraft suffered a second major software bug during its debut flight to space in Dece...
10:59 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Google reportedly testing Play Musics best feature for YouTube Music
In 2018, Google executive T. Jay Fowler confirmed on Twitter that the company planned to migrate Google Play Music subscriber catalogs, playlists, and preferences over to YouTube Music, wh...
10:51 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Jeff Bezos is feuding with a White House economist
Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is refusing to meet with White House adviser Peter Navarro and the trade czar is “fuming,” the Washington Post reporte...
10:23 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge The FCCs broadband survey is missing 20 million people, a new study suggests
Ethernet / Internet (stock) A new report estimates there are 42.8 million people in the US without broadband access, nearly twice the official estimate reached by the Federal Communicati...
09:56 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge How to mute notifications and block heavy ads in the latest version of Chrome
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is in the process of rolling out the official build of Chrome 80, its latest version, and while most of the upgrades are behind the scenes,...
09:50 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge The Outer Worlds Switch release delayed due to the coronavirus
Video game publisher Private Division is delaying its Nintendo Switch port of Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds due to the coronavirus outbreak. The company announced the news to...
09:50 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge How to stop Netflix autoplay
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Netflix has finally answered the plea of many, many customers and now offers a way to disable autoplaying videos when you’re browsing the home s...
09:46 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Uber lost $8.5 billion in 2019, but it thinks it can get profitable by the end of 2020
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber reported its fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, in which it posted a net loss of $1.1 billion. It was not quite as much as the previous qua...
09:46 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Vaios SX12 is now the lightest 6-core laptop you can buy
Vaio Japanese manufacturer Vaio has released what looks to be the lightest laptop you can buy with a hexa-core chip. The new SX12 is just 2.01 pounds — and it packs an Intel Core i7-10...
09:27 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge La Llorona review: not the ghost story youre expecting
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...
09:04 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Layoffs at genetic testing companies reflect the changing market
At-home DNA testing companies 23andMe and Ancestry each laid off about 100 employees over the past month, cutting around 14 and 6 percent of their workforces, respectively. 23andMe pointe...
08:57 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge The streaming wars are finally beginning, but its more of a polite quarrel than an all-out war
Ever since companies like Disney, AT&T, and Comcast announced that they were developing streaming platforms, the narrative has largely been: “War is upon us!” In this case, “us...
08:27 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Trolls conspired to clog the Democrats Iowa caucus hotline
Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images Trolls expressing support for President Trump called into the phone line Democrats were supposed to use for reporting precinct tallies during th...
08:26 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Netflix will now let you disable its awful autoplaying feature
Netflix customers have complained for years about the frustrating and annoying autoplay preview feature that occurs on its homepage. Today, the company announced that subscribers can final...
07:44 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge You can now make sick beats in Microsoft Excel
Image: Dylan Tallchief Late last year, electronic musician and YouTuber Dylan Tallchief made a functional drum machine in Microsoft Excel after a bunch of Excel DAW memes made their way ...
07:41 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Metro Exodus is finally coming to Steam after launching as an Epic Games Store exclusive
Image: Deep Silver Metro Exodus will be available on Steam starting Saturday, February 15th, according to a tweet by the series’ official Twitter account. The game launched as an Epic ...
07:40 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge US attorney general says tech and telecom industries should invest in Huawei competitors
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Trump administration’s latest suggestion for combating the dominance of Chinese telecom giant Huawei: invest in its European competitors. Th...
07:34 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Instagram now lets you see which accounts you interact with the most and least
Instagram has added a feature which lets you sort through the accounts that you’re following by “Most shown in feed” and “Least interacted with.” From there, users can manage the...
07:22 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Netflixs Locke and Key mashes up Riverdale and The Haunting of Hill House
Image: Netflix Locke and Key is what would happen if you took the brooding teen drama of Riverdale and combined it with the all-too-real family tragedy and otherworldly scares of The Hau...
07:06 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge SpaceX may spin out internet-from-space business and make it public
A batch of 60 Starlink satellites before being deployed into orbit. | Image: SpaceX SpaceX may spin off its massive internet-from-space initiative called Starlink into a separate busines...
07:00 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Climate change could push bumblebees to extinction
The common eastern bumblebee. | Photo by Antoine Morin Bumblebees are vanishing at a rate consistent with widespread extinction, and climate change is playing a big role. The dire analys...
06:30 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Disney CEO apologizes after elementary school is fined for Lion King showing
Image: Disney Disney CEO Bob Iger is personally apologizing to a parent-teacher association group after a California elementary school was fined for buying a physical version of The Lion...
06:19 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Birds of Prey is DCs first good action movie
Birds of Prey is a breakup movie. This is obvious from minute one when Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie, reprising her role from Suicide Squad) explains via an animated prologue her history as ...
06:13 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Hulu subscribers will be able to stream the February 7th Democratic debate
Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images Friday, February 7th, marks the eighth Democratic debate, and Disney-owned ABC News has graciously partnered with Disney-owned Hulu to stream the...
05:46 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Qualcomms alleged anti-competitive behavior is facing EU scrutiny once again
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The European Commission is once again investigating Qualcomm over what it believes could be anti-competitive practices, Qualcomm revealed in its l...
05:45 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Emoji jacket can help cyclists communicate their never-ending rage to drivers
Biking in cities can be exhilarating, but it can also be harrowing and dangerous. In 2018, over 850 cyclists were killed by vehicle drivers in the US, an increase of 6.3 percent over the p...
05:42 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Boeing finds another software problem on the 737 Max
Photo by Gary He/Getty Images Boeing has discovered another software problem on the beleaguered 737 Max that will have to be fixed before the airplane returns to the skies, Bloomberg rep...
05:37 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Apple might be releasing a new Apple TV soon
Photo: Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple might be preparing to release a new Apple TV sometime soon, as the tvOS 13.4 beta released yesterday references an unreleased Apple TV mod...
05:30 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Samsung Galaxy S20 event: what to expect from the February 11th event
At the top of the S20 lineup are the S20 Ultra (left) and the S20 Plus (right). | Image by Evan Blass (@evleaks) Samsung’s next Unpacked event is scheduled for February 11th at 2PM ET ...
05:12 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge The best streaming video player to buy right now
Get the most from your 4K HDR TV and favorite streaming apps Continue reading… ...
04:14 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Wacom tablets are sharing your app usage with Google Analytics
Wacom tablets have been collecting data on what apps users open, and it’s not entirely clear what Wacom is doing with the data. Software engineer Robert Heaton writes in a detailed blog ...
04:06 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Trump cancels Global Entry enrollment for New York over immigration fight
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge New York residents can no longer enroll or reenroll in Global Entry, a program that allows travelers quick entrance into the country at airpor...
04:01 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Watch internet-from-space provider OneWeb launch its biggest batch of satellites yet
The OneWeb satellites on the dispenser that will deploy them into orbit. | Image: OneWeb This afternoon, a rocket will send another batch of satellites into orbit above Earth in the ongo...
04:00 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge This handheld will let you play NES and Famicom cartridges
My Arcade’s NES and Famicom handheld, the Retro Champ, is launching today. The console plays cartridges and works for old-school collectors looking for a way to relive their favorite gam...
03:36 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge America is bad at voting (it isnt just Iowa)
John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images On Thursday morning, we’re still waiting for the last results from Monday’s Iowa caucuses, which is a pretty good si...
03:33 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge The federal government just granted its first driverless car exemption
Image: Nuro Nuro, the self-driving startup founded by two ex-Google engineers, has a new delivery robot. The R2 is the company’s second-generation vehicle, and while it looks similar t...
03:29 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Fortnite adds a Harley Quinn skin to celebrate the release of Birds of Prey
Harley Quinn is coming to Fortnite this evening. Developer Epic Games announced a new Harley Quinn skin will be available in its in-game shop at 7PM ET on February 6th, just before the mov...
03:23 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge The PS4 Pro is back down to its $299 Black Friday price today
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Woot, an online seller owned by Amazon, is offering a good deal on Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro console. Normally $399.99, it’s $299.99 until ...
03:00 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge How to get the most out of Google Pixels call screening feature
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Getting spam calls is no fun. Screening those unwanted calls with Google’s free “Screen Call” feature available for Pixel phones gives you a chan...
03:00 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge The best products for cleaning sneakers
Photo: 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks Whether it’s a $400 pair of Common Projects or a $50 pair of Chuck Taylors, all sneakers have one thing in common: They get dirty. And there’s no...
02:30 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Meet the musicians who compose in Mario Paint
Illustration by Alex Castro If you go to YouTube and search “Mario Paint Composer,” you’ll be treated to a variety of quirky remixed music. Some of the best tracks sound as if the ...
02:00 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge The Verge guide to the Fitbit
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Next to the Apple Watch, Fitbit is perhaps the most well-known and popular brand of fitness trackers and smartwatches. What is the difference? Fi...
01:30 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge The Overwatch Leagues new season means travel, YouTube, and a constantly changing game
Photo: Blizzard Entertainment Some big shifts are in store for season 3 Continue reading… ...
01:05 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge As the 2020 election heats up, climate change becomes a bigger priority
Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images Climate change is only going to become a bigger voter issue as the US inches closer to the presidential election. The existenti...
01:00 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Windows future is now tied to hardware
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Panos Panay will now control Microsoft’s hardware and software combination Continue reading… ...
12:41 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Twitter says AI tweet recommendations helped it add millions of users
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter had 152 million daily users during the final months of 2019, and it says the latest spike was thanks in part to improved machine learning ...
12:00 pm - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Microsoft is looking past the Xbox before the internet is really ready for cloud gaming
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Big news from Microsoft today, as it has put its most visionary product person, Panos Panay, in charge of Windows in addition to hardware. Technic...
11:56 am - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Facebook is latest to demand Clearview stop using its images for controversial facial recognition
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook has “demanded” that Clearview AI stop using data scraped from its social networks for its controversial facial recognition database, ...
11:24 am - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Hero 8 drives GoPro to second most profitable quarter ever
GoPro Hero 8 Black. | Photo by Brent Rose for The Verge Sales of the GoPro Hero 8 series helped the company post Q4 revenue of $528 million, up 40 percent compared to the same holiday qu...
11:00 am - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge How big tech companies could team up to stop deepfakes
Elyse Samuels/The Washington Post via Getty Images Thanks to everyone who came out for last night’s sold-out event with Anna Wiener! We can’t wait to meet even more of you at our nex...
11:00 am - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Google Maps gets a new icon and more tabs to celebrate 15th anniversary
The new Google Maps icon. | Image: Google Google Maps is turning 15 years old, and to celebrate, Google is rolling out a new icon for the service along with a slightly redesigned app and...
09:30 am - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Netflix begins streaming data-saving AV1 videos on Android
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Netflix is rolling out support for the new AV1 video codec in its Android app, which the company claims compresses video 20 percent more efficient...
08:03 am - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Huawei sues Verizon for alleged patent violations
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Huawei has announced that it’s suing Verizon for alleged patent violations, marking the latest twist in the Chinese tech giant’s adversarial r...
07:56 am - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Nintendo says the coronavirus is delaying Switch production
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Nintendo has informed consumers in its home market of Japan that production and shipments of the Switch console and accessories will experienc...
01:33 am - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Unpublished writer decided to cybersquat on a famous authors website, and it backfired
Photo by Sarah Jeong / The Verge An enterprising cybersquatter who is not Patrick deWitt has commandeered patrickdewitt.net in an attempt to attract attention for their own novel (via Wi...
12:57 am - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge The head of Gears of War will now oversee Diablo
Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Xbox & Gears of War 4 Rod Fergusson announced today that he’s leaving his role as the head of The Coalition, Microsoft’s Gears of War-focuse...
12:39 am - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Apple now sells more watches than the entire Swiss watch industry
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The Apple Watch wasn’t just the best-selling smartwatch last year, but also put the Swiss watch industry to shame, according to new sales estimates co...
12:07 am - Thu, February 6, 2020
The Verge Apples CarKey might let you unlock your car with your iPhone
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Apple released the first beta of iOS 13.4 today, and it apparently has an unannounced feature that might let you unlock, lock, and start your car with yo...
11:03 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Motherboard just published the terrible app that caused chaos at the Iowa caucuses
Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images The IowaRecorder app, the shoddy mobile software developed to tally votes in the state’s Democratic caucuses on Monday that threw the entire event into ...
10:41 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Motorolas new foldable Razr torn down on video before it even hits stores
PBKReviews Motorola’s new foldable Razr doesn’t officially arrive until next month, but we’re already seeing teardowns posted online. The first is courtesy of PBKReviews, which pos...
10:36 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Tech company Super Bowl ads said as little as possible
Two quick things: One, there were major formatting issues with Thursday’s newsletter; Revue says it was a bug. If you recoiled in horror from the formatting and skipped the (magnificent!...
10:07 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge All of Lost will stream for free on Amazons lesser-known IMDb TV streaming service
Image: ABC Some good news for Lost fans: all 121 episodes of the series will soon be available to stream for free. The only downside is that it requires using yet another streaming servi...
09:31 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge How to add Instagram close friends
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge For the first few years of Instagram’s existence, it was a pain to hide stories from people. You had to dig into an individual story’s set...
09:18 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Spotify needed a huge podcast, and it just bought one of the biggest
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Spotify continued to prove it’s serious about dominating the podcast industry with an announcement today that it acquired The Ringer, a media co...
08:55 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Google Chrome will crack down on crappy video ads this August, which isnt as altruistic as it sounds
The web may soon have fewer crappy, mandatory video ads for you to endure. This August, Google’s Chrome web browser will start blocking long, “non-skippable” preroll ads, ads that bl...
08:50 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge You can now vote for your favorite pokmon with Google
Few things in the pokémon world are as hotly debated as which creature is, in fact, the best. Pikachu is the series mascot, but Slowpoke has a real banger of a theme song. Eevee got a sta...
08:43 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Flywheel admits its streaming bikes copied Pelotons technology
Peloton and Flywheel have agreed to settle their legal disputes over claims that Flywheel copied Peloton’s patented technology, according to a Texas court filing dated February 3rd. The...
08:16 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Shirley is a gothic drama about Shirley Jacksons haunted life
Thatcher Keats / 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 ...
07:56 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge AT&T rolling out its low-band 5G to 13 more cities including Boston, St. Louis, Atlantic City, Dayton, and Wichita
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge AT&T is adding 13 more cities to its low-band 5G network this week, including large metro areas like Boston, St. Louis, and Atlantic City, and...
07:56 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge AT&Ts low-band 5G now live in 13 more cities including Boston, St. Louis, Atlantic City, Dayton, and Wichita
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge AT&T has added 13 more cities to its low-band 5G network, including large metro areas like Boston, St. Louis, and Atlantic City, and smaller c...
07:47 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Apple reportedly patches Catalina bug that showed unencrypted snippets of encrypted emails
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple released macOS Catalina 10.15.3 last week, and the update apparently patched a bug that could let you read some text from encrypted emails a...
07:31 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Aspiring SoundCloud rapper charged after coronavirus stunt leads to plane grounding
A Canadian man who describes himself as an “artist” was charged after declaring that he was infected with the pneumonia-like coronavirus while traveling on a WestJet flight. James Pot...
07:23 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Apple enables universal purchases for Mac and iOS apps
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple’s Catalyst apps were designed to help bridge software between its macOS and iOS platforms, and now the company is taking things a step fur...
06:55 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge How to cancel Fitbit Coach or Fitbit Premium
Fitbit Fitbit Coach and Fitbit Premium are the company’s fitness subscription memberships that offer guided health programs from the app / wearable device. Fitbit first came out with i...
06:55 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge We visited the studio that puts high-tech fashion on Billy Porter and Janelle Mone
Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Smooth Technology has made wearable tech for concerts and red carpets Continue reading… ...
06:35 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Google Stadias free tier is coming sometime over the next few months
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge At launch, Google promised that a free tier of its Stadia cloud gaming service would arrive sometime in 2020 to go alongside its paid tier. Th...
06:29 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge People want Disney to match Netflixs output, but Disney doesnt care
Image: Disney After The Mandalorian ended, Disney+ subscribers were left wondering what to watch next. The Simpsons is one popular option. There are Marvel and Star Wars movies to watch...
06:28 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge US pushing tech and telecom industries to build 5G alternative to Huawei
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Trump administration is trying to accelerate efforts to break ties with Chinese tech giant Huawei when it comes to building out next-generatio...
06:25 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Classic 1896 short film gets upscaled to 4K using neural networks
One of the most famous short films in cinema is an 1896 silent film about a train pulling into a station. An intrepid Reddit user has upscaled that film to 4K, brought its frame rate up to...
06:00 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge CS:GOs new team-owned league points to a different future for esports
Some of the biggest names in competitive gaming are teaming up to form a new kind of league. Today saw the announcement of Flashpoint, a new professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive l...
05:54 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Teenage Engineerings 3D printing files let you make your own Ikea speaker accessories
Teenage Engineering launched its Ikea Frekvens line of speakers and home items earlier this year, and now the company is offering free 3D printing files so customers can create their own I...
05:28 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Pepe the Frog died, and part of the internet died with him
Kurt Keppeler and Christian Bruno / Sundance Institute Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review c...
05:03 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge This guy now owns Murfies nearly 1 million abandoned CDs
Image: John Fenley Last November, a small Wisconsin company named Murfie, which streamed and stored thousands of people’s personal CD and vinyl collections, suddenly went defunct, leav...
04:54 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Surface chief now leads Windows and hardware
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge It’s Microsoft reorg day today, and the biggest changes involve Surface chief Panos Panay taking over Windows client and hardware. ZDNet reports that t...
04:50 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge BoJack Horseman was a powerful show about addiction and a messy one about celebrity
Image: Netflix As BoJack Horseman progressed through its six seasons, the show’s most obvious punchline didn’t get funnier; it got scarier. Yes, the cartoon horse was depressed. And ...
04:45 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge YouTube demands Clearview AI stop scraping its videos for facial recognition database
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube has sent a cease and desist letter to Clearview AI demanding that the controversial facial recognition startup stop scraping YouTube video...
04:12 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge This Xbox One X bundle includes a free game and a second controller for $349
Photo by Tyler Pina / The Verge It was a big deal when Microsoft slashed $150 off the price of the Xbox One X ahead of Black Friday 2019. You can still find those consoles for the same $...
04:03 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Windows search is down because of a Microsoft services outage
Microsoft’s built-in Windows search has been down for many users for two hours so far today. Windows search is built into Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 operating system, and it’s cur...
04:03 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Windows search went down for hours because of a Microsoft services outage
Microsoft’s built-in Windows search went down for many users for more than three hours today. Windows search is built into Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 operating system, and it starte...
03:59 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Developer suing Apple for stealing idea calls on others to join the fight
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge An app developer that’s suing Apple for allegedly copying one of its features says the industry needs to speak out against what it claims are Ap...
03:43 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge How to check and update your Philips Hue firmware
According to a firm called Check Point Software, a recent vulnerability in Philips Hue smart lightbulbs could allow malware to be installed on the Philips Hue Bridge that lets it access yo...
03:43 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge How to change your Instagram username
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Some social platforms limit the number of times you can change your username, while others don’t let you do it at all. Instagram is a username f...
03:30 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Boosteds struggling to move beyond electric skateboards
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Growth, tariffs, and a pivot to scooters has left the startup searching for more money Continue reading… ...
03:00 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Record-breaking NASA astronaut Christina Koch is returning to Earth after nearly a year in space
Christina Koch during a spacewalk on January 15th | Image: NASA This evening, three astronauts will head home from the International Space Station, including one record-breaking crew mem...
02:59 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge FDA issues emergency approval for coronavirus diagnostic test
Photo by Marijan Murat / DPA / AFP via Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration issued an expedited approval of a test for the new coronavirus, signing off on its use by state healt...
02:00 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Waymo workers complain about cuts to benefits and needles in self-driving cars
Illustration by Alex Castro Workers have raised concerns about recent changes at the self-driving car company Continue reading… ...
01:42 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Xbox boss says Amazon and Google are the main competitors going forward
Microsoft’s Phil Spencer Microsoft’s head of gaming and Xbox, Phil Spencer, has revealed that the company sees Amazon and Google as its main competition for the future. Speaking in a...
01:01 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus threatens to throw worlds biggest phone show into chaos
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge In under three weeks, the collective eyes of the tech industry will turn to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, the biggest and most important trade sh...
12:26 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Spotifys paid subscribers accelerate as podcast listening grows 200 percent
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Spotify’s continued investment in podcasts appears to be paying off, after the company reported that podcast listening has increased by 200 perc...
12:03 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge StaffPad, a stunning Windows music writing app, is now available on iPad
StaffPad launched as a truly unique app for Windows-based tablets nearly five years ago, allowing composers to scribble notes on a screen and convert the handwritten music into a typeset s...
12:00 pm - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Iowas caucus fracas shows were still too ignorant about how apps work
Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images By now you probably know the broad outlines of what went down in Iowa on Monday night: a hastily built, poorly written, badly distributed, slipshod app cr...
11:22 am - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Motorolas foldable Razr looks even better in gold
Images of an unannounced gold color have leaked online. | Image: Evan Blass A gold version of Motorola’s upcoming foldable Razr has been leaked by Evan Blass, and the color scheme coul...
11:00 am - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge The Iowa caucus debacle shows why tech and voting dont mix
Local resident Wallace Mazon holds a sign outside the Iowa Democratic Party headquarters February 4, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa.  | Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Heading into 2020 e...
11:00 am - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Your Philips Hue light bulbs can still be hacked and until recently, your network
Four years ago, security researchers showed how a flying drone could hack an entire room full of Philips Hue smart light bulbs from outside a building, by setting off a virus-like chain re...
09:48 am - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Rise of Skywalkers VFX reel shows how Leia was brought back for the finale
Video: Disney Regardless of whether you agree with the decision to bring back the late Carrie Fisher to reprise her role as Leia in The Rise of Skywalker, at the very least it’s an imp...
01:28 am - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge Googles Pixel Repair Tool might be a faster way to get your Android updates
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images If the over-the-air updates aren’t arriving to your Pixel phone fast enough and you can’t stop checking the system update menu, there’s a new ...
12:44 am - Wed, February 5, 2020
The Verge New Oculus Quest update makes controller-free hand tracking much easier
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Oculus’s newest update for its wireless Oculus Quest VR headset should make tracking your hands in virtual reality without a controller much...
11:30 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge The Mandalorian season 2 arrives this October
Photo: Disney The Mandalorian’s second season will premiere on Disney+ in October, Disney CEO Bob Iger said today on the company’s quarterly earnings call. The show has been a huge h...
11:01 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Amazon is helping brands build custom text-to-speech voices for their Alexa skills
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon announced today that it will now work with brands to help them make custom text-to-speech voices for their Alexa skills. Imagine, for examp...
10:42 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Snap keeps making innovative products, but at a cost
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Snap continues to grow its user base with the release of innovative product features, but those features have come with a steep monetary cost. In ...
10:25 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge An experimental antiviral medication might help fight the new coronavirus
Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images The first patient in the United States with a confirmed case of the new coronavirus was given an infusion of an experimental drug as a part of his treat...
10:24 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Hulu targeting 2021 for international rollout, says Disney CEO
Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Disney+ might be Disney’s streaming priority right now, but rolling out Hulu to international markets is ...
10:24 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Google Fiber is dropping its TV package to focus solely on high-speed internet service
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google Fiber announced today that it will be dropping its TV package option to focus solely on providing high-speed internet service. It will stil...
10:20 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser is leaving the company
Rockstar Games Dan Houser, co-founder of Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar Games, will leave the company in March. The news comes from an SEC document registered by publisher Take-Two ...
10:20 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge LG Electronics is withdrawing from Mobile World Congress due to coronavirus
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge LG Electronics, the division of LG Corporation responsible for mobile phones and other consumer tech, says it will be withdrawing from the upc...
10:15 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Samsungs upcoming Galaxy Buds Plus will make big improvements to battery life and sound quality
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Plus will improve upon the company’s original true wireless earbuds on multiple fronts, according to a specs page tw...
09:48 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Disney announces release dates for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision on Disney
Marvel Studios’ big Disney+ series finally have release dates, with the first series hitting in August. More specific dates are expected to be announced in the coming months. CEO Bob Ig...
09:37 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Tinder made $1.2 billion last year off people who cant stop swiping
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tinder’s making a lot of money off the single people of the world. In its final earnings release for 2019, Match Group disclosed that Tinder bro...
09:26 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Samsung leaks images of its new Galaxy S20
Image: WinFuture Samsung appears to have accidentally revealed the Galaxy S20 in a set of leaked marketing images posted to its own website, as spotted by WinFuture. The images confirm a...
09:11 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Disney has surpassed 28 million subscribers since launch
Disney+ amassed 28.6 million Disney+ subscribers in the first three months since it launched, far exceeding the 20 million estimate that analysts suggested Disney would make by the end of ...
09:05 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Twitter will ban deceptive faked media that could cause serious harm
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Twitter will ban faked pictures, video, and other media that are “deceptively shared” and pose a serious safety risk. The company just ann...
09:00 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Fujifilms X100V adds a new lens and tilting screen to a classic design
The fifth X100 camera focuses on refinement Continue reading… ...
08:40 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Instagram brought in $20 billion in ad revenue last year, more than a quarter of Facebooks earnings
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Instagram isn’t the biggest moneymaker for Facebook, but it certainly plays a major role in generating revenue for the social media company. Blo...
08:30 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Genius brings its Verified video series to Apple Music
Image: Genius Genius’ popular Verified video series is coming to Apple Music starting today. The show has artists explain the meaning behind the lyrics of their hit songs, featuring mu...
08:24 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge The app that broke the Iowa Caucuses was sent out through a beta testing platform
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The mobile software developed to tally votes in the Iowa Democratic caucus yesterday has taken center stage in an ongoing controversy over who exac...
08:21 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Alphabets Jigsaw unveils a tool to help journalists spot deepfakes and manipulated images
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Alphabet’s Jigsaw subsidiary has revealed a new tool that’s intended to help journalists more easily spot deepfakes and manipulated images. Th...
08:06 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus pushes ZTE to cancel its press conference at the years largest phone show
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, is the world’s biggest mobile trade show, but the coronavirus will be making it a little smaller ...
07:50 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge How to watch the State of the Union
Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images On Tuesday, President Trump will deliver his third State of the Union address to Congress. The annual address by the president to legislato...
07:44 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge You might be able to get up to $100 from the settlement for Yahoos data breaches
Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Yahoo famously suffered numerous data breaches from 2012 to 2016 (including one in 2013 that affected all 3...
07:39 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge FTC blocks sale of Harrys razor company because the D2C company is a key part of competition
The Federal Trade Commission plans to block the sale of on-demand razor company Harry’s to competitor Edgewell Personal Care (the parent company of Schick) because it says the acquisitio...
07:26 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Netflixs new original series commands viewers to click through to the next episode
Netflix Netflix’s newest original series Next In Fashion isn’t taking chances when it comes to viewers skipping episodes or quitting the show entirely. Hosts Tan France and Alexa Chu...
06:59 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Instacart workers voted to unionize this past weekend for better working conditions
Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images A group of Instacart employees in Skokie, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, voted to unionize this past weekend with United Food and C...
06:23 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Apple updates iCloud.com with a proper mobile website for iOS and Android
Apple has updated its iCloud.com website with proper mobile sites for iOS and Android, making it easier to access Apple services like Notes, Photos, Reminders, and Find My iPhone from a we...
06:10 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Nevada Democrats drop plans to use app that delayed Iowa caucus results
Photo by Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post via Getty Images Nevada Democrats say they won’t use the app that misreported Iowa caucus results and led to delays in declaring a winne...
06:07 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Iowa conspiracy theories are testing Facebooks misinformation policy
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Iowa state officials and Democratic Party members are fighting online misinformation and conspiracies alongside widespread technical problems, and...
06:01 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Creators finally know how much money YouTube makes, and they want more of it
Kim White/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images More than a decade after acquiring YouTube, Google is finally giving investors some information on how much revenue the vide...
05:42 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge How slang helps turn online worlds into communities
StarCraft. “God, look at that Squadette, I’m dodging the game,” my friend says to me. She’s been waiting in the Dead by Daylight lobby for what feels like ages, trying to find a ...
05:00 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Faze Clan is launching a Quibi reality show to sign its next gaming star
Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images Gaming entertainment and e-sports organization Faze Clan is taking a unique approach to signing who it hopes will become the next big gaming star: a re...
05:00 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Mobile love story Florence is heading to the Switch and PC
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Florence, Mountains’ award-winning mobile game about love and relationships, is coming to more platforms. The Annapurna-published title will launch o...
05:00 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Google opens its latest Google Glass AR headset for direct purchase
Image: Google Google is making its latest augmented reality headset, Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, available for direct purchase, nearly a year after launching it through select wor...
04:57 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Wisk strikes a deal to conduct a flying taxi trial in New Zealand
Wisk.aero Wisk, a joint venture between Boeing and Kitty Hawk, is ready to take flight. The company announced on Tuesday that it has a signed memorandum of understanding with the governm...
04:40 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge SpaceX requests permission to fly new Starship rocket on 12-mile-high test flight
A test version of Starship that SpaceX debuted in September has since been retired. | Photo by Pauline Acalin for The Verge SpaceX is already planning the next big test flight of its fut...
04:30 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Nvidias GeForce Now finally leaves beta, challenges Google Stadia at $5 a month
For the past eight years, Nvidia has been building graphics cards that can stream games over the internet — effectively putting some of the power of a gaming PC inside your less potent W...
04:00 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Fallout 76s big NPC update is coming in April
Fallout 76’s promised Wastelanders update (originally announced at E3 2019 to launch last fall) has a new release date: April 7th. Described as the biggest free update for the controvers...
03:56 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Election tech was supposed to clean up the Iowa caucus instead, it may have killed it
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The morning after the Iowa caucus, the political world is a frazzled mess. The results of the caucus have been indefinitely delayed, thanks to a se...
03:49 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge MSIs new pink laptop shows that powerful PCs can be stylish, too
Image: MSI MSI has announced the availability of its Rose Pink Prestige 14 laptop, which comes with a pink sleeve bag, pink mouse, and pink keychain. It’s available now from Newegg and...
03:03 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Nintendos mobile efforts become more dire with monthly Fire Emblem subscription
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Fire Emblem Heroes is Nintendo’s most lucrative mobile game, and to celebrate its third anniversary, Nintendo and developer Intelligent Syst...
02:46 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Iowa Democrats blame coding issue for botched caucus results
Photo by Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post via Getty Images The Iowa Democratic Party said a “coding issue” was responsible for the botched reporting that delayed the results of...
02:00 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge T-Mobile and Sprint can now verify that callers are real to protect against spam
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge T-Mobile and Sprint can now verify that calls coming from one another’s network are genuine and show customers that an incoming call is real. Th...
01:42 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Dyson patent application imagines building an air purifier into headphones
The patent shows a pair of headphones with an additional band that provides filtered air. | Image: Dyson / IPO Vacuum manufacturer Dyson has applied for a patent for a new pair of headph...
01:38 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge How 5G and edge computing fit into the future of Intels traditionally chip-focused lineup
Intel is one of the biggest names in the tech world, with chips that quite literally are the brains behind most of the computers and servers that we use every day. But the world of compute...
01:00 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Amazon finally owes federal income taxes this year but we still dont know how much its paying
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon’s recent tax payments have drawn plenty of criticism, including rebukes from several Democratic presidential candidates. The company esti...
01:00 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Valentines Day Gift Guide 2020
Illustration by Michele Doying / The Verge 15 great gift ideas for your significant other Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Google has paid Android developers about half of what Apple has
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge As I write this the evening before you’re reading it, the colossal caucus clusterf*** in Iowa is still ongoing and no official results are a...
11:51 am - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge iPhone maker Foxconn will stay shut in China for another week at least
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Foxconn has stopped “almost all” of its production in China until February 10th at the earliest due to the coronavirus outbreak, according...
11:11 am - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Messenger Kids now lets parents see childs chat histories and recent images
Image: Facebook Facebook has updated Messenger Kids with new options for parents to see and control how their children are using the messaging app, the company announced today. These too...
09:37 am - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Google admits it sent private videos in Google Photos to strangers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is alerting some users of its Google Photos service that they’ve had their private videos sent to strangers by the search giant. Google...
09:19 am - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Justice Departments Google inquiry loses top antitrust official
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Justice Department’s head of antitrust, Makan Delrahim, has recused himself from the department’s investigation into Google over a conflic...
08:10 am - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Xiaomi spin-off Poco returns with the 120Hz X2 for $225
The Poco X2 and its spec sheet | Poco Xiaomi spin-off brand Poco has launched its second phone, the Poco X2. It’s another attempt from the company to produce a high-performance, low-co...
07:00 am - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge PlayStation 4 sales are slowing as PS5 looms this year
Sony’s PlayStation 4 sales were down 25 percent year on year this holiday season, with the company shipping 6.1 million units for a total of 108.9 million as of the end of 2019. It’s t...
05:49 am - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Iowa caucus results delayed due to apparent app problems
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Several precincts in Iowa said that workers are having trouble using a new app to report caucus results. People were unable to download or log into...
03:01 am - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge The Apple TV app is now available on LGs 2019 TVs
LG has made the Apple TV app available on a variety of its 2019 smart TVs as promised, according to a press release from the company. The app will be on TVs in more than 80 countries and g...
01:42 am - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Google now has a multibillion-dollar hardware business, has paid $80B to Android app devs
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge “We have no idea how much money Google makes from hardware,” Marketwatch wrote two years ago. That’s no longer entirely true — the com...
01:32 am - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Quibi drops new trailers for Will Forte and Idris Elba shows ahead of April launch
Image: Quibi Short-form video platform Quibi has released new teaser trailers on its YouTube channel that give a first look at some of the new shows coming to the mobile-focused streamin...
12:35 am - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Cards Against Humanity rescues ClickHole from its private equity owners
Cards Against Humanity has purchased parody website ClickHole from digital media company G/O Media in an all-cash deal with and will make it a majority-employee-owned company, BuzzFeed New...
12:05 am - Tue, February 4, 2020
The Verge Mobile app errors could delay Iowa Caucus results
Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images Monday’s Iowa Caucus results could be delayed after precinct chairs reported trouble accessing a new mobile app used for reporting their final results...
11:26 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge TikTok is testing profile redesigns that make it look like Instagram
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok is testing a user profile redesign that’s remarkably similar to Instagram. The new profile shifts avatars and follow count to the left, a...
11:02 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Harvard cancels digital security talk led by spyware-linked lecturer
Harvard’s Shorenstein Center has called off an online harassment training for journalists after it was linked to a prominent spyware vendor. The event had been pitched as a way for femal...
11:02 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Twitter briefly took over a parody account and gave it to the school it mocked
SUNY Geneseo, a liberal arts college in upstate New York, just wanted the parody Twitter account @SUNYGenseeo deactivated. Instead, Twitter handed over the keys to the unofficial account c...
10:10 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge PETA compared speciesism to racism in allegedly banned Super Bowl ad
An ad that PETA claims was banned from airing during the Super Bowl faced backlash on Twitter for seemingly depicting NFL players who took a knee to protest police brutality as animals. th...
10:08 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Traffic jams in Google Maps could be spoofed with 99 phones and a little red wagon
Image: Simon Weckert Seeing traffic jams in Google Maps can really help you plan your route home from work. But a video posted this weekend seems to show that a traffic jam could be spoo...
09:51 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Formula E cancels race in China because of the coronavirus outbreak
Photo by Sam Bloxham/Jaguar Racing/Getty Images All-electric racing series Formula E has canceled an upcoming race in China due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, according to the Féd...
09:45 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Uber temporarily suspends 240 accounts in Mexico over coronavirus fears
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber temporarily deactivated 240 customer accounts in Mexico to prevent the possible spread of the coronavirus, according to Bloomberg. In a stat...
09:24 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge YouTube is a $15 billion-a-year business, Google reveals for the first time
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge YouTube generated nearly $5 billion in ad revenue in the last three months, Google revealed today as part of parent company Alphabet’s fourth q...
09:00 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Cult classic The Wonderful 101 is getting a Nintendo Switch revival
While Nintendo’s Wii U was a commercial failure, it still had a bunch of great games that don’t deserve to be locked away on the doomed platform forever. Thankfully, that list is getti...
08:56 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge The Good Place finale is a gentle end to a challenging show
For four years, The Good Place felt like one of the most radical shows on television. A series that was initially about what happens when the wrong person goes to heaven transformed into a...
08:43 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge YouTube lays out disinformation policy ahead of primary vote
As the 2020 election season officially kicks off, and tensions run high, YouTube is laying out its steps to combat disinformation on its platform. A new blog post issued by Leslie Miller,...
08:04 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Jeff Bezos paid more than $16,000 in parking tickets while renovating his DC mansion
Photo by Elif Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Jeff Bezos paid a small fortune in parking fines as part of the ongoing renovation of his $23 million, Washington, DC mansion. A team...
07:48 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Twitter boots Planters Baby Nut meme accounts for violating its rules
Twitter is suspending meme accounts from nut company Planters for violating its rules on spam and platform manipulation. In a statement to Insider, a spokesperson for Planters said Twitter...
07:10 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Hamilton is coming to theaters and Disney, thanks to Disneys endless hunger for content
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is one of the most popular Broadway shows ever to hit the stage, and now it’s part of the vast Disney cultural empire. Disney reportedly shelled out $75 m...
07:01 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge How to stream Spotify music on your Fitbit
Spotify While the higher-end Fitbit models allow you to download streaming music apps, until recently, the only available options were for less popular services like Deezer and Pandora. ...
06:06 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Disney teases a flying animatronic Spider-Man for its upcoming Disneyland Avengers Campus
When Disney Imagineering revealed in 2018 that it was working on “Stuntronics”, its own brand of stunt-double animatronics designed to perform aerial tricks, demo videos of its prototy...
05:16 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Justin Bieber is increasingly desperate for Yummy to go viral on TikTok
Musicians know that a TikTok hit can make them a star. But as mainstream artists like Justin Bieber try to manipulate their singles into viral TikTok sensations, the process of trying to f...
04:23 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Microsoft Teams goes down after Microsoft forgot to renew a certificate
Microsoft Teams went down this morning for nearly three hours after Microsoft forgot to renew a critical security certificate. Users of Microsoft’s Slack competitor were met with error m...
04:15 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Microsofts high-end Surface Go includes a Type Cover for $599
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Microsoft’s Surface Go tablet comes bundled with a Type Cover at the Microsoft Store and Best Buy for $599.99, which is around $80 off the price you...
03:00 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Acer Swift 5 (late 2019) review: light on your back, lighter on your wallet
The new Acer Swift 5 is one of the lightest 14-inch laptops you can buy Continue reading… ...
02:54 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge BlackBerry phones could disappear as TCL partnership ends
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The brand keeping BlackBerry phones alive across most of the globe, TCL Communications, plans to stop selling BlackBerry phones later this yea...
02:42 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge What the Iowa Caucus means for getting Iowa online
Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Both parties want to bring broadband to rural America. Why hasn’t it happened? Continue reading… ...
01:18 pm - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Google will pick your best photos and print them with new trial service
A new subscription service from Google Photos will print and mail you a selection of your photos each month, 9to5Google reports. The service’s $7.99 monthly fee gets you 10 automatically...
11:28 am - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Scale of Airbnbs scam problem detailed in new Vice report
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge A new report from Vice has highlighted the range of different scams that unscrupulous Airbnb hosts have been pulling on their unsuspecting gue...
10:14 am - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Microsoft cancels Surface Hub 2X launch, promises major software update instead
Microsoft is no longer planning to release its special Surface Hub 2X processor upgrade cartridge this year. The software giant was planning to allow Surface Hub 2S owners to upgrade to th...
09:50 am - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Apple now offers iPhone repairs in the comfort of your home
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has started offering a new repair service where one of its authorized service providers will come to your home or office to repair your devi...
03:26 am - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge TikTok has its Super Bowl moment in more ways than one
It’s best to think of the Super Bowl as the Content Bowl; brands try to outdo each other with celebrity power, attempts at creating viral moments, and trailers for the biggest movies. Th...
02:24 am - Mon, February 3, 2020
The Verge Marvel gives first looks at Falcon and Winter Soldier, Loki, and WandaVision Disney series during Super Bowl
Marvel Studios used its big Super Bowl advertising spot to quickly tease three upcoming Disney+ series: Falcon and Winter Soldier, Loki, and WandaVision. There wasn’t much footage from a...
05:00 pm - Sun, February 2, 2020
The Verge Super Bowl 2020: How to watch the big game online
Photo by Eduardo Munoz/VIEWpress/Getty Images Super Bowl 2020 is happening on February 2nd. The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs for the NFL championship, Demi Lo...
04:00 pm - Sun, February 2, 2020
The Verge The Pedestrian is so much more than its great aesthetic
Skookum Arts 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 tha...
02:00 pm - Sun, February 2, 2020
The Verge The 7 best turntables
John Cusack in High Fidelity, appreciating some vinyl. | Photo: Courtesy of Touchstone Pictures The world of record players and vinyl can be intimidating to the uninitiated because ...
12:43 pm - Sun, February 2, 2020
The Verge Alleged leaked video shows off Samsungs folding Galaxy Z Flip
Ben Geskin / Twitter Samsung’s next folding phone is likely to be announced this month, and what appears to be the first hands-on video with the device has just appeared online. Leaker...
03:00 pm - Sat, February 1, 2020
The Verge 7 new trailers you should watch this week
Photo: Universal Pictures I finally got to see Sorry to Bother You the other week since I am, temporarily at least, a Hulu subscriber again, and that’s where it’s currently streaming...
03:00 pm - Sat, February 1, 2020
The Verge Save on Amazons 4K Fire TV devices, the Pixel 4, and more
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Super Bowl 2020 will broadcast tomorrow on Fox Sports, and kickoff will happen at 6:30PM ET. Whether you like American football or not, the occasion pre...
08:08 am - Sat, February 1, 2020
The Verge Apple is closing all offices and stores in China through February 9th
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is no longer just closing one store in China over coronavirus worries — Apple is closing them all. The company is shutting down all its co...
07:08 am - Sat, February 1, 2020
The Verge Roku will keep Fox apps after all, agree to let you stream the Super Bowl
For a moment, it looked Roku owners would be losing the highest-quality way to stream the Super Bowl for free, when the set-top box maker announced Thursday that it would abruptly pull Fox...
07:08 am - Sat, February 1, 2020
The Verge Roku and Fox strike a last-minute deal to keep Super Bowl-streaming apps working
For a moment, it looked Roku owners would be losing the highest-quality way to stream the Super Bowl for free, when the set-top box maker announced Thursday that it would abruptly pull Fox...
02:49 am - Sat, February 1, 2020
The Verge This Cybertruck-inspired iPhone 11 Pro costs $15K and isnt made by Tesla or Apple
Phones are rounded rectangles now. Have been for years — ever since the iPhone killed the QWERTY slider dead. They’re getting rounder and rounder, in fact, as manufacturers continue to...
02:24 am - Sat, February 1, 2020
The Verge Markets blogger Zero Hedge suspended from Twitter after doxxing a Chinese scientist
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter says it has permanently suspended markets blog Zero Hedge’s Twitter account, @zerohedge, for violating the company’s platform manipula...
12:57 am - Sat, February 1, 2020
The Verge Amazons Echo Show can now scan barcodes to flesh out your shopping list
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge In our review of the Amazon Echo Show 5 smart display, Dan called it the “smart alarm clock to get.” But I think I might move mine to the kitchen, ri...
12:28 am - Sat, February 1, 2020
The Verge Elon Musk releases Dont Doubt Ur Vibe song on SoundCloud, Spotify
Elon Musk, DJ, rocket man. Elon Musk is on a roll. Tesla stock is on a rocket ship and the Model Y SUV is coming early. Now, to share the good times, he’s released a song on SoundCloud...
12:23 am - Sat, February 1, 2020
The Verge The guy who knew Nintendos Switch surprise ahead of time has pled guilty to hacking
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge A California man has pled guilty to hacking Nintendo’s servers to steal confidential files, including taking information about the Nintendo Switch mo...
11:51 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Twitter adds threaded replies to iOS to make it easier to see ongoing conversations
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Twitter announced a subtle design change to its iOS app today that may go a long way in both making conversations easier to parse and to join....
11:05 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Hulu CEO steps down as Disney moves almost everything in house
Disney Randy Freer is stepping down from his role as Hulu CEO as Disney moves to consolidate it’s direct-to-consumer business under its own executives. Part of the decision to roll Hul...
11:05 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge DOJ going after telecom companies for assisting robocall scams
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge The Department of Justice is taking a new approach to robocalls, seeking approval to hold telecommunications companies responsible for calls on their net...
10:05 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Fast 9 takes place in an alternate reality where REDs Hydrogen phone succeeded
The Fast and the Furious franchise is one full of improbability, a place where the laws of physics, science, and logic are thrown aside in favor of the inexorable powers of things like mus...
09:41 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Podcast app Overcast adds automatic intro skipping and overhauled Voice Boost feature
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge App developer Marco Arment has a new update out today for his popular mobile podcast player Overcast. In a detailed blog post, Arment says the...
09:24 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge A Russian satellite seems to be tailing a US spy satellite in Earth orbit
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A Russian satellite has positioned itself uncomfortably close to an American spy satellite in orbit around Earth, leading space trackers to specul...
09:23 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Familiar faces return in the first trailer for Fast 9
Considering how large the Fast and Furious universe has become, it’s fitting that the first trailer for F9, the ninth installment in the mainstream series, debuted on Super Bowl weekend ...
09:15 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge FCC confirms carriers apparently broke the law by selling real-time customer locations
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images FCC chairman Ajit Pai has sent a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, stating that the commission’s Enforcement Bureau has found that US...
09:08 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge A new Xbox adapter lets people turn their power wheelchairs into game controllers
AbleGamers The Xbox Adaptive Controller already expands the usability of Xbox for gamers with disabilities, and today, a third-party add-on takes that controller to the next level, allow...
09:02 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Trump bans foreign nationals who have traveled to China from entering the US
Photo by Luke Dray/Getty Images Any foreign national who has traveled within China in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter the United States, according to a proclamation from Pr...
08:39 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Why Amazon is tracking every time you tap your Kindle
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Amazon’s Kindle products are some of the most popular e-readers around, but there’s a price to pay for the convenience of Amazon’s huge ...
08:10 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Vine successor Byte will share 100 percent of ad revenue with creators during partner pilot
Vine reboot Byte has shared initial details of its partner program, which will give creators monetization options among other benefits like direct contact with the company, access to exper...
08:10 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge The FBI is investigating the Bezos hack
Photo by Elif Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The FBI is investigating the alleged hack into Jeff Bezos’ phone by Saudi Arabia, The Guardian reports. The Amazon CEO was intervie...
07:12 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge US quarantines citizens evacuated from Wuhan
Photo by MATT HARTMAN/AFP via Getty Images The 195 United States citizens who were evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak, will be placed under quaran...
07:05 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Fox News hosts urge their fans to complain to Roku over streaming blackout
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge For the first time, Roku has found itself in a heated carriage dispute that’s very familiar to cable providers, but less often associated with tech com...
06:50 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge The best anime of 2019
Alex Castro / The Verge From slimes to crimes and psychics to students Continue reading… ...
06:50 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Aluminum is replacing plastic at the Super Bowl
Ball Corporation Fifty thousand aluminum cups will replace plastic containers for beer and liquor at the Super Bowl this Sunday as the Hard Rock Stadium tries to go green. (PepsiCo will ...
06:32 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Your doctors computer may have suggested opioids because drugmakers paid to tweak the software, DOJ says
ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images San Francisco-based medical records startup Practice Fusion allegedly developed software for pharmaceutical companies to help increase the number of pre...
05:36 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Dashlane brought back Deadspin for Super Bowl weekend under a new name
Deadspin is sort of back, baby — emphasis on the “sort of.” The writers of the beloved sports blog have teamed up for Super Bowl weekend in an abbreviated, un-Deadspin-branded form: ...
05:08 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge US airlines temporarily suspend flights to China amid coronavirus outbreak
Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images American, Delta, and United Airlines announced they would temporarily suspend all flights to and from China amid growing concerns abou...
04:59 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge A new bill could punish web platforms for using end-to-end encryption
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A new bill would reduce legal protections for apps and websites, potentially jeopardizing online encryption. The draft bill would form a “Nation...
04:54 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Adam Sandlers movies are so popular Netflix ordered four more
Netflix Netflix has once again extended its contract with Adam Sandler and his production company, Happy Madison Productions, for another four films for the streaming service. The compan...
04:53 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: iPad turns 10, Apples first quarter earnings, and Googles Search redesign
Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Here is your weekly reminder that every Friday, The Verge releases a tech news audio roundup via RSS feed for all to listen to at no extra cost. This week on Th...
04:23 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Save on an Amazon Fire TV Cube in time for the Super Bowl
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Super Bowl LIV is happening Sunday, February 2nd. So if you’re hunting for a device upgrade that will get you the best picture quality, there isn’t m...
04:00 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Carlos Maza is back on YouTube and ready to fight
Last year, after setting off a firestorm around YouTube’s harassment policies that even prompted a response from the company’s CEO, Carlos Maza disappeared from YouTube. Now he’s bac...
03:51 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge The Super Bowl is streaming in 4K HDR for the first time - heres how Fox Sports is pulling it off
Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Super Bowl is almost here, and this year — for the first time ever — you’ll be able to watch and stream it in 4K and HDR...
03:43 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge How to file and pay your taxes online
It’s the beginning of 2020, and everyone who works for a living is starting to get in their annual tax forms. Whether you’re a full-time worker dealing with a single 1040 or a freelanc...
03:32 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Aston Martin delays electriccar plans after raising emergency funds
Image: Aston Martin Aston Martin has officially delayed all plans for electric vehicles after taking on a desperately-needed new investment from Formula One billionaire Lawrence Stroll. ...
02:52 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer includes the first look at cross-dressing Cloud
One of Final Fantasy VII’s most memorable sequences happens early in the game. Cloud, in an effort to save one of his friends, disguises himself as a woman to gain access to the house of...
02:35 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Quibi tries to explain what Quibi is in a new Super Bowl commercial
Quibi understands that most people are probably still unaware of what Quibi is, but the streaming service run by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman is hoping a new Super Bowl commercial wi...
02:00 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Universal coronavirus treatments could help treat this outbreak and the next one
Photo by Christophe Gateau/picture alliance via Getty Images Coronaviruses have caused three outbreaks in humans in the past 20 years: they were responsible for SARS in 2002, MERS in 201...
02:00 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Planting 1 trillion trees might not actually be a good idea
Photo by Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/picture alliance via Getty Images The World Economic Forum’s plan to plant 1 trillion trees is backed by controversial science Continue readi...
12:54 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Man accused of making thousands of racist robocalls faces $13 million fine
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge The FCC has proposed an almost $13 million fine for a man it says was behind a series of racist and anti-semitic robocalling campaigns consisting of over...
12:35 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Microsoft to block crapware downloads in its Edge browser
Microsoft is planning to block potentially unwanted apps from being downloaded through its Edge browser. Known as crapware or adware, these apps aren’t necessarily malware but could be t...
12:00 pm - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Amazon wants Alexa to feel normal, Google wants its assistant to feel nostalgic
Happy Friday — the Super Bowl is this weekend and some of the ads have begun to be released. The two that have struck me the most are from Google and Amazon, each taking a different tack...
11:00 am - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Facebooks trust problem isnt about being understood
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and News Corp CEO Robert Thomson debut Facebook News last year One of the most common and beloved tropes on a reality show comes when a contestant announces,...
10:41 am - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Facebook and Instagram to remove coronavirus misinformation
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook will remove false claims and conspiracy theories about the coronavirus if it risks causing harm to people who believe them, the company h...
10:09 am - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Microsoft launches Xbox bug bounty program with rewards of $20,000 or more
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Microsoft is launching a new Xbox Bounty Program to reward gamers, security researchers, and anyone else who discovers security vulnerabilities in the ...
06:45 am - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Elon Musk releases Dont Doubt Ur Vibe music track on SoundCloud
Elon Musk, DJ, rocket man. Elon Musk is on a roll. Tesla stock is on a rocket ship and the Model Y SUV is coming early. Now, to share the good times, he’s released a music track on Sou...
03:29 am - Fri, January 31, 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...
03:28 am - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Do not travel to China because of coronavirus risk, US tells citizens
Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images Americans shouldn’t travel to China because of the risks from the new coronavirus, the US State Department said. US citizens currently i...
02:51 am - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Nintendo says it has no plans for a new Switch this year
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Nintendo CEO and president Shuntaro Furukawa told investors today that the company has “no plans” to launch a new model of the Switch in 2020. Spea...
02:35 am - Fri, January 31, 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 Updated 9:35PM ET, January 30th: Just a few hours after we published this guide, Roku notified its users that it is pulling al...
02:14 am - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Roku is losing Fox apps just in time for you to miss the Super Bowl, maybe
If you were hoping to watch the Super Bowl on your Roku TV or set-top box, I hope you don’t mind paying for streaming services like FuboTV, Sling or Hulu, because your existing cable sub...
01:02 am - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Nintendos new Animal Crossing-themed Switch looks amazing
Nintendo is releasing an Animal Crossing-themed Switch on March 13th, just one week before the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and it’s one of the best-looking Switch models yet...
12:18 am - Fri, January 31, 2020
The Verge Google searches for coronavirus will now show you safety tips
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Searching Google for “coronavirus” will now send users to a curated search results page with resources from the World Health Organization, saf...