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10:59 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Airbnb further extends refund window to May 31st and sets aside $250 million for hosts
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Airbnb has further extended its full cancellation policy due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and has set aside $250 million to help pay ho...
10:00 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Instacart claims absolutely no impact from planned workers strike
Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Grocery delivery company Instacart said today that a planned work stoppage by its shoppers had “absolutely no impact on Instaca...
09:58 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge How to set up a Slack account
Now that we’re spending more time indoors, we’re finding new platforms — and new ways to use old platforms — to stay in touch, whether it’s for work or with friends. This is the ...
09:54 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge The Offices John Krasinski launched a YouTube channel dedicated to good news
John Krasinski, best known for playing Jim Halpert on NBC’s The Office, is back behind a desk and talking into a camera — this time, in a video on his new YouTube channel dedicated to ...
09:07 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge The MLB will stream classic games online for fans waiting out the delayed regular season
Baseball season might be indefinitely delayed, but the MLB is doing its best to fill the baseball-shaped hole in fans’ hearts with a new “MLB At Home” initiative that will see classi...
09:07 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge MLB will stream classic games online for fans waiting out the delayed regular season
Baseball season might be indefinitely delayed, but MLB is doing its best to fill the baseball-shaped hole in fans’ hearts with a new “MLB At Home” initiative that will see classic ga...
09:02 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Valve will delay some Steam auto-updates to preserve bandwidth
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Valve announced today that it won’t automatically update games in customers’ libraries as regularly as before to help preserve bandwidth durin...
09:00 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Twitter removes tweets by Brazil, Venezuela presidents for violating COVID-19 content rules
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter has made good — so far — on its pledge to crack down on tweets that contain false or misleading information about COVID-19 cures. The ...
08:53 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Apple reportedly letting select employees work on early-stage products at home
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge With all the uncertainty over when “shelter in place” orders will be lifted, Apple has recently been more willing to let early-stage products ...
08:50 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Go read about how the original Xbox creator baked ancient Egyptian-style bread with 4,000-year-old yeast
Photo: Seamus Blackley / Twitter As more people are faced with endless hours at home due to self-quarantine and social distancing, there’s been a surge in home bread baking show-and-te...
08:30 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Ford will make ventilators for GE, joining General Motors
Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Ford is the latest automaker to announce that it will start making desperately needed ventilators that are crucial for treating th...
08:26 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge OpenTable will allow people to reserve shopping times at supermarkets
Image: OpenTable OpenTable wants to let you reserve shopping times at supermarkets to help decrease overcrowding and make stores safer for shoppers. OpenTable’s new tool will allow you...
07:45 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Comcast says voice and video calls have skyrocketed 212 percent during widespread self-isolation
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Voice and video calls have more than tripled on Comcast’s network over the past month since people across the US started working from home due t...
07:30 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Go read this Businessweek story about the downsides of DJIs drone dominance
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge If you’ve bought, flown, seen, or even thought about a drone over the last five years, it was likely one of DJI’s quadcopters. In fact, the Chinese ...
07:27 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Yes, Twitch is down for some people right now
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitch, the live-streaming behemoth, is down for a lot of people right now. More users than ever have been tuning in since the COVID-19 pandemic s...
07:25 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Heres how to look at life-size animals in AR through Google search
Image: Andrew Liptak / The Verge Back in May 2019, at its I/O developers conference, Google announced that it was bringing a neat feature to its search results: augmented reality models,...
07:21 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Leaked image shows Apples Logic Pro X getting GarageBand iOS features
Image: Apple It looks like big updates are coming to Apple’s professional music software, Logic Pro X. Yesterday, a Reddit user noticed that Apple’s education products webpage showed...
06:46 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Amazon warehouse workers walk out in rising tide of COVID-19 protests
Workers at Amazon’s Staten Island, New York, fulfillment center walked out today to protest the company’s response to COVID-19 infections among its warehouse employees. Amazon has conf...
06:37 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Virgin Orbit plans to mass-produce new medical breathing device to help fight coronavirus pandemic
Richard Branson’s aerospace company Virgin Orbit, which is primarily focused on developing rockets to launch small satellites into space, is shifting gears during the coronavirus pandemi...
06:18 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Good Job! lets you chaotically smash through your office complex from home
Good Job! was one of the multiple titles Nintendo surprise-dropped in its Nintendo Direct Mini presentation last week, and it arguably couldn’t have come out at a better time. It’s a l...
05:22 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Microsofts new Edge vertical tabs look ideal for 16:9 screens
Microsoft unveiled its new Microsoft 365 subscription plans today and some new Edge browser features. The biggest new addition is vertical tabs for Edge, which will allow users to stack ta...
05:15 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Free Zoom backgrounds you can use to disguise your messy remote work rooms
Now that people are finding themselves working remotely or setting up virtual parties to chat with friends and family while maintaining social distance, Zoom is quickly becoming the go-to ...
05:01 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Everything you need to know about the USNS Comfort, the giant hospital ship in NYC
Photo by Tayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images At 10AM ET on March 30th, the US Navy’s gigantic floating hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, arrived in New York City where it ha...
05:00 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Stack Overflow is getting a dark mode, its most upvoted feature request ever
Image: Stack Overflow Stack Overflow, the popular question and answer site for developers and software engineers, announced a new dark mode today. The company says the mode has been the ...
05:00 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Riots shooter Valorant goes into beta on April 7th
Fans will get an opportunity to play Riot’s Overwatch-meets-Counter-Strike game Valorant very soon: today, the developer announced that a closed beta will be launching on April 7th. It...
03:50 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge This fingerprint-verified smart lock can be foiled by a magnet
LockPickingLawyer (YouTube) Tapplock, a company that makes fingerprint-verified locks, has had a rough time with its locks’ security. The company’s flagship lock, which has been avai...
03:30 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Microsoft aims to win back consumers with new Microsoft 365 subscriptions
Microsoft is unveiling its new Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions today, which are designed to replace and enhance existing Office 365 consumer plans. Much like the Office 365...
03:24 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Dominic Torettos 1970 Dodge Charger from the Fast and Furious is now a Lego kit
Dominic Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger is one of the most iconic cars in the Fast and Furious franchise, and soon, it’ll be available as a Lego set. The model is a part of Lego’s Techn...
03:11 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Defense Distributeds 3D-printed gun files are back online
Photo by Kelly West / AFP / Getty Images 3D-printed firearms company Defcad has released a trove of gun-making blueprints, only to approved US residents. According to The Wall Street Jou...
03:00 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Resident Evil 3 remake is fun while it lasts
The follow-up to Resident Evil 2 is a lot less substantial Continue reading… ...
02:28 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Amazons Echo Show 8 is buy one, get one free at Best Buy
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge At Best Buy, Amazon’s Echo Show 8 comes in a two-pack for $130, the usual cost for just one of these smart displays. To take advantage of this deal, he...
02:00 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge OnePlus 8 to be announced on April 14th
Image: @OnLeaks and iGeeksBlog The OnePlus 8 will be announced on April 14th during an online live stream, the company announced today. OnePlus says the lineup will consist of a “full ...
01:00 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 review: AMD has rewritten the rules
Asus and AMD have put Intel on notice Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Acers upcoming laptops will include AMD Ryzen 4000 mobile processors
Acer has announced that it will release a new version of its Aspire 5 laptop this year, powered by AMD’s Ryzen 5 4500U mobile chip. The company has also revealed the release date for its...
12:58 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge FDA approves Battelles process to decontaminate N95 face masks
Photo by James Black/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration has approved a process that would clean much-needed N95 protective face masks and allow them to be ...
12:38 pm - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge London health workers to receive free e-bike loaners to avoid public transport
Gocycle’s e-bikes are being offered as part of the plan. | Image: Gocycle Key National Health Service (NHS) workers in London are being offered a three-month e-bike loan to help them c...
10:00 am - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Facebook invests $100M in journalism as COVID-19 makes it more vital than ever
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge Facebook has pledged to invest $100 million in the news industry at a time when the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means that accurate reporting i...
04:01 am - Mon, March 30, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Chromebook hits shelves April 6th
Dieter Bohn/The Verge Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Chromebook finally has an official release date. You’ll be able to buy it at Samsung and Best Buy next Monday, April 6th, starting at ...
11:41 pm - Sun, March 29, 2020
The Verge HQ Trivia is back less than two months after the app was shut down
HQ Trivia is being resurrected just a little over one month after co-founder Rus Yusupov announced that the app was shutting down. A push notification went out to HQ Trivia players letting...
10:17 pm - Sun, March 29, 2020
The Verge Instacart made in-house hand sanitizer for shoppers who are about to walk off the job
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images On the eve of a planned work stoppage by its shoppers, Instacart said today it would distribute independently-developed hand sanitizer to its ...
07:06 pm - Sun, March 29, 2020
The Verge Latest OnePlus 8 leaks reveal Interstellar Glow and other colors
WinFuture.de/Roland Quandt A pair of leaks shows renders for the upcoming OnePlus 8 series that include a slate of new colors, including a purplish-red one called Interstellar Glow. WinF...
05:46 pm - Sun, March 29, 2020
The Verge Cuomo announces NY primary will move to June 23rd
Photo by BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will postpone its April 28th presidential primary election until June 23rd, as the Empire State deals with th...
04:46 pm - Sun, March 29, 2020
The Verge FDA approves Battelles process to decontaminate N95 face masks but limits it to 10,000 per day
Photo by James Black/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration has approved the limited use of a process that would clean much-needed N95 protective face masks an...
03:20 pm - Sun, March 29, 2020
The Verge Microsoft tweaks Xbox and Teams services during 775 percent surge in cloud demand
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is seeing a massive increase in demand for its cloud services during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “We have seen a 775 percent inc...
03:00 pm - Sun, March 29, 2020
The Verge Kana Quest is a great puzzle game that just so happens to also teach you Japanese
It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play, we suggest video games that can be start...
02:35 pm - Sun, March 29, 2020
The Verge Detroit auto show canceled as FEMA prepares venue to be a field hospital for COVID-19
The 2020 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit has been canceled as FEMA officials prepare to use its venue, the TCF Center, as a temporary field hospital for COVID-19,...
01:00 pm - Sun, March 29, 2020
The Verge From The Strategist: The 8 best coffee makers
For all the debate over whether the best coffee comes from a Chemex or a French press or an AeroPress, sometimes you just want to turn on a machine and let it do all the work. We asked 14 ...
12:57 pm - Sun, March 29, 2020
The Verge US government officials using mobile ad location data to study coronavirus spread
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge US government officials are using cellphone location data from the mobile ad industry —not data from the carriers themselves— to track America...
05:54 pm - Sat, March 28, 2020
The Verge Rent the Runway lays off all retail employees due to coronavirus uncertainty
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for Rent the Runway Rent the Runway, a popular clothing rental brand, laid off its entire retail staff via Zoom yesterday. The company, which primari...
05:23 pm - Sat, March 28, 2020
The Verge Cuomo announces NY primary will move to June 23rd as Trump considers enforceable quarantine
Photo by BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will postpone its April 28th presidential primary election until June 23rd, as the Empire State deals with th...
03:05 pm - Sat, March 28, 2020
The Verge Zoom updates iOS app to remove code that sent device data to Facebook
Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Video conferencing app Zoom updated its iOS app Friday to remove code that sent user data to Facebook, Moth...
02:25 pm - Sat, March 28, 2020
The Verge A new COVID-19 test can return results in 5 minutes
Abbott’s ID NOW system. | Abbott A new COVID-19 test from the medical device company Abbott can return positive results in five minutes — and it can be run in a doctor’s office. ...
02:00 pm - Sat, March 28, 2020
The Verge 11 new trailers you should watch this week
Photo: Amazon Studios I’d completely expected to be writing a note this week about how the COVID-19 pandemic has largely shut down trailer production, but it turns out, my assumption w...
01:38 pm - Sat, March 28, 2020
The Verge OneWeb files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
Image: OneWeb Space exploration firm OneWeb has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, GeekWire reports, leaving uncertainty about the 74 satellites it has in orbit and its plans to...
12:48 am - Sat, March 28, 2020
The Verge Google has banned the Infowars Android app over false coronavirus claims
Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Google has banned the Infowars Android app from the Google Play store, the company confirmed to Wired on Friday. Google also confirmed the app’s remo...
12:22 am - Sat, March 28, 2020
The Verge Lyft is referring drivers to jobs at Amazon after massive ridership decline
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Lyft is now referring drivers on its platform to jobs at Amazon in a partnership between the two companies designed to alleviate financial hardshi...
12:05 am - Sat, March 28, 2020
The Verge With me videos on YouTube are seeing huge spikes in viewership as people stay home
YouTube creators are performing everyday tasks or taking on crafts and activities that people can do at home because everyone is stuck indoors right now. The genre has boomed as a result o...
11:07 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Postmates couriers are eligible for unemployment benefits, rules New York appeals court
Image: Postmates New York’s Court of Appeals has reinstated a 2015 decision determining that couriers for on-demand delivery app Postmates should be classified as employees, making the...
10:04 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Microsoft to end investments in facial recognition firms after AnyVision controversy
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft says it will no longer invest in third-party facial recognition companies following a controversy around its funding of Israeli startup ...
09:29 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Amazon is giving workers a letter to prove they are doing an essential job
As a growing list of states order “nonessential” businesses closed to slow the spread of COVID-19, Amazon is giving warehouse and delivery workers letters to carry saying that they are...
09:22 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Teslas shrinking its workforce at the Nevada Gigafactory because of the coronavirus
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge One week after Tesla said it would keep up “normal” operations at the Gigafactory in Nevada, the company now plans to scale back the workforce ther...
09:01 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge What happens when extreme heat collides with a pandemic?
Photo by Avijit Ghosh/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic is on the verge of colliding with another public health threat: extreme heat, which kills more people...
08:49 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge House approves $2 trillion coronavirus bill as members struggle with infection
Photo By Bill Clark / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images After weeks of negotiations, Congress approved its $2 trillion coronavirus relief package on Friday. But that measure’s final a...
08:34 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge In an unprecedented move, Disney parks will remain closed until further notice
Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service Disney originally aimed to reopen its various theme parks by April 1st, but in light of the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus and re...
08:29 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge NASA tasks SpaceX with sending cargo and supplies to future lunar space station
An artistic rendering of SpaceX’s proposed Dragon XL cargo spacecraft | Image: SpaceX Despite the worsening coronavirus pandemic in the US, NASA is still looking ahead to its long-term...
08:27 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Heres how hospitals are keeping up emergency services during COVID-19
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Virtually everyone is ‘COVID-possible’ Continue reading… ...
07:52 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Nvidia adds Control to GeForce Now and promises new games every week
Image: Nvidia Nvidia says its GeForce Now cloud gaming service will start getting new games every Thursday, starting with Remedy Entertainment’s sci-fi action title Control. The annou...
07:50 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Bird lays off nearly a third of its staff during coronavirus pandemic
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Bird is laying off about 30 percent of its staff in response to the financial uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. The layoffs, which were...
07:37 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge How to stop trolls from taking over your Zoom call
Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images Zoom is an easy-to-use videoconferencing tool with a generous free tier. With people around the world isolating indoors to protect th...
07:29 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Nursing home residents tested positive for the coronavirus before showing symptoms
Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images Only around half of the residents of one Washington nursing home overwhelmed by COVID-19 had symptoms when they tested positive for the coronavirus, acc...
06:52 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Instacart workers will walk out on Monday for better sick leave and virus protections
An Instacart shopper walks past empty shelves at a supermarket in California on March 19th. | Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Instacart shoppers are organizing a work sto...
06:52 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge A viral text warns taking Advil could make COVID-19 symptoms worse, but experts say its unfounded
Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images A viral coronavirus rumor says taking ibuprofen, which is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline as Advil, could make COVID-19 symptoms wor...
06:40 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Apple reportedly says coating on the MacBook Airs display can smudge
Nilay Patel / The Verge MacBook Air models with Retina displays may have issues with their anti-reflective coating, causing the laptop’s screen to look blotchy, according to MacRumors,...
06:22 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Google cancels its infamous April Fools jokes this year
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge April Fools’ Day is one of the most annoying internet traditions, but this year Google — infamous for its numerous elaborate pranks that typic...
06:17 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Facebook launches accessibility and creator tools to make live-streaming available to more people
COVID-19 and its resulting social distancing measures have inspired lots of people to live stream, so Facebook says it’s going to launch various features over the next couple weeks to ma...
06:14 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Half-Life: Alyx gives us a big hint about Gordon Freemans future
Image: Valve Half-Life fans have gotten used to uncertainty over the fate of hero Gordon Freeman. Gordon last appeared in Half-Life 2: Episode Two, an extension of the 2004 game Half-Lif...
06:00 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge 8 new anime to check out this spring
Netflix/MAPPA This spring, more than 45 new shows are airing as anime season kicks off in Japan. To help you decide what to watch, we’ve put together a list of eight shows that stand o...
05:50 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Games Done Quick is holding a speedrunning marathon to raise money for coronavirus relief
Games Done Quick, an organization that holds speedrunning marathons for charity, will hold a special event to raise donations for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Corona Relief Don...
05:50 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Crip Camp reminds us that, in America, nothing improves without massive sacrifice
In Crip Camp, the revolution begins at summer camp. The Netflix documentary, now available to stream, follows several young people who attended Camp Jened, a New York campground for people...
05:48 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Go read this Texas Monthly piece on how HEB prepped for the coronavirus outbreak
H.E.B. In February, while the US government was still dithering and downplaying the potential impact that the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 might have, San Antonio-based grocery chain H...
05:45 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge The entire world is streaming more than ever and its straining the internet
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Over the last decade, some of the world’s biggest entertainment and telecom conglomerates bet on streaming entertainment. The last 10 years have...
05:23 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge General Motors will make ventilators to help fight the worst cases of COVID-19
Photo by Bill Pugliano / Getty Images General Motors will manufacture ventilators that are crucial to fighting the worst symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus...
05:07 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Were still waiting for Trumps coronavirus testing system
President Trump declares a national emergency in the Rose Garden on March 13th, 2020. | Photo by Yasin Ozturk / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images On a sunny afternoon two weeks ago, Presid...
05:02 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Google aims to donate more than 2 million face masks to the CDC
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google CEO Sundar Pichai says that Google will work with a partner company, Magic Glove & Safety, to produce and donate “2-3 million face ma...
04:49 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Apple launches COVID-19 screening app and website
Image: Apple Apple today launched a website and a new app dedicated to COVID-19 screening. The resources offer an online screening tool, information about the disease, and some guidance ...
04:41 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Slack is working on Microsoft Teams integration for calls
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Slack is working on integrating Microsoft Teams calling features into its chat app. The integration would allow users of both rival services to ca...
04:10 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Go read this story about how the Bon App test kitchen staff are creating videos during quarantine
There are few people as beloved online as the staff of the Bon Appétit test kitchen. Nearly a month ago, in the Before Quarantine Times, a pal and I talked over a tier list at a party, ba...
03:59 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: MacBook Air and iPad Pro reviews and how COVID-19 is affecting tech companies and culture
Nilay Patel / The Verge Two new Apple product reviews published on our site and our YouTube channel this week: the 2020 versions of the MacBook Air and the iPad Pro, reviewed by Verge ed...
03:55 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Here are a bunch of free music apps and sample packs while were all stuck inside
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Life looks very different right now as the novel coronavirus has millions around the world stuck indoors. Festivals, clubs, and even house parties...
03:54 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge OnePlus phones are finally getting always-on displays
The Verge OnePlus fans have been demanding always-on displays for years, and the manufacturer has finally caved in. OnePlus announced on Twitter today that the feature is “on our roadm...
03:36 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Med students are graduating early to join the fight against COVID-19
Photo by John Nacion/NurPhoto via Getty Images In a normal year, fourth-year medical students across the United States would have some downtime in April. They would have already found ou...
03:01 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Instagram therapists, and their DMs, are open for business
Jamie Castillo, Alyssa Lia Mancao Instagram Live therapy sessions can be jarring. An iPhone ping occasionally goes off, the therapist forgets to turn off the press conference she was wat...
02:17 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Now is a great time to buy an e-bike
Photo by Bernd Thissen / Picture Alliance via Getty Images Social distance over greater distances Continue reading… ...
01:56 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Sony is now slowing down PlayStation downloads in the US
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Sony is working with internet service providers in the US to slow game download speeds in an effort to preserve internet capacity for users overal...
01:29 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge How the biggest gaming leagues are adapting to an online-only world
Photo by Colin Young-Wolff / Riot Games Almost every single major professional sports league across the globe is on indefinite hiatus due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. There...
01:05 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Fitbit Charge 4 leak reveals built-in GPS and new fitness tracking features
Image: Roland Quandt / Twitter Fitbit’s upcoming Charge 4 fitness tracker broke cover earlier in March, revealing a design that was virtually identical to the 2018 Charge 3 model, but ...
01:00 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Bloodshot never had a chance of starting a new cinematic universe
As one of the last movies to premiere in theaters before the coronavirus pandemic shut down social gatherings, Bloodshot has had a terrible journey to existence. Once upon a time, the Vin ...
01:00 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Electronics companies are getting gridlocked by coronavirus lockdowns
Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP via Getty Images For anyone in the hardware business, the last month has brought some scary numbers. Computer shipments from China to the US dropped ...
12:58 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Google ups Duo group calling limit from eight to twelve
Image: Google Google is increasing the maximum number of people who can participate in a Duo call from eight to twelve, the company’s senior director of product management announced on...
12:15 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Migrants arent to blame for COVID-19
Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images To get myself through the pandemic, I’ve been summoning everything I’ve learned about surviving in a new world as an immigrant. I left...
12:00 pm - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Movies Anywhere is bringing its digital film locker to LGs TVs
LG’s 2020 lineup of OLED TVs will be among those to receive the service. | Image: LG Movies Anywhere — the Disney-owned movie locker service that combines your purchased films across...
11:30 am - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Chan Zuckerberg Initiative commits $25 million to a fund researching COVID-19 treatments
Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropic arm, has committed $25 million to a research fund designed to he...
11:20 am - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Amazons Alexa voice assistant can now help you diagnose COVID-19
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon Alexa users in the US can now use the voice assistant as a first step towards diagnosing cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel...
11:00 am - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge The MacBook Air: restore default
Photo by Nilay Patel / The Verge Nilay Patel published his 2020 MacBook Air review yesterday. He calls it “the best Mac for most people” and I agree. After three iterations in its mo...
10:33 am - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Google to resume regular Chrome updates after brief pause
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google says it’s now ready to resume work on Chrome, after briefly halting upcoming releases of the browser in response to the coronavirus pande...
10:00 am - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge The worst Amazon shipping delays could still be ahead of us
Photo by Natt Garun / The Verge As of Thursday, the United States now has 81,578 cases of COVID-19 — more than than any other country in the world. The disaster is unfolding. New Jerse...
04:41 am - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Several ARM-based Mac laptops and desktops coming next year, says report
Photo by Nilay Patel / The Verge The Mac’s long-rumored transition from Intel processors to Apple’s own ARM designs could be swifter and more extensive than you might have expected. ...
01:00 am - Fri, March 27, 2020
The Verge Yelp to stop auto-creating fundraisers after outrage from business owners
Image: Yelp Yelp has paused an effort in partnership with GoFundMe that automatically opted tens of thousands of small businesses into fundraisers after complaints from restaurant and ba...
11:30 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Apples Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro X are getting 90-day free trials
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple’s creative professional apps — video editing software Final Cut Pro X and music production suite Logic Pro X — are both getting free ...
10:20 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Google says disabling an online business website due to coronavirus should be a last resort
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google has issued a set of guidelines and a helpful FAQ to website owners to try and minimize the damage being done by worldwide shutdowns, both o...
10:07 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge The coronavirus is now the American virus
Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The United States now has the highest number of coronavirus infections of any nation on the planet, The New York Times reports. Johns Hopkins’ tra...
09:03 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Some Tesla factory employees still had to work after the production shutdown
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Local officials have confirmed that Tesla stopped making electric cars in California on Monday, March 23rd, in compliance with a shelter-in-place order...
08:37 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Airbnb asks its hosts to provide 100,000 free rentals to first responders
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Airbnb introduced a new program Thursday that its CEO called “free” housing for first responders dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak. The p...
08:23 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Verily details drive-through COVID-19 testing in new video
Nearly a week and a half after Google’s sister company Verily launched its COVID-19 screening and testing website, the company has published a video of its in-person drive-through testin...
08:01 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Googles new Pixel Buds could hit spring release date, as they may have just hit the FCC
Google’s second-generation Pixel Buds may have just appeared in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filings, indicating that the company’s new true wireless earbuds could hit their...
07:59 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Here are a bunch of free music apps and sample packs while were all stuck inside
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Life looks very different right now as the novel coronavirus has millions around the world stuck indoors. Festivals, clubs, and even house parties...
07:33 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Twitchs Stream Aid 2020 plans to raise money for COVID-19 relief this weekend with a bunch of celebs
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitch plans to put its community’s charity muscles to good use on Saturday, by hosting a benefit called Stream Aid 2020 that will feature a hos...
06:51 pm - Thu, March 26, 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...
06:48 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge The FCC should let itself do more to keep Americans connected through the pandemic
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools and workplaces to close all over the country, tens of millions of American children have started to at...
06:40 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge CarPlay dashboard gets third-party maps support in iOS 13.4
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge CarPlay, Apple’s in-car interface, just got better thanks to an update that lets you use third-party map apps on its dashboard. The CarPlay dashboard ...
05:53 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Half-Lifes Alyx Vance, explained
It’s been a tumultuous couple of weeks for residents of Earth. City 17, formerly one of our planet’s finest remaining urban centers, has been destroyed. A nearly spontaneous uprising h...
05:28 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Patreon says more creators are signing up for accounts than usual
Patreon Patreon says the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have reached its platform. In a blog post today, the company said more than 30,000 creators signed up for an account in the firs...
05:15 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge During a public health crisis in the US, distancing power rests with the states
Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / Getty Images At press conferences for the past week, President Donald Trump has continued to push the idea that the United States could relax the distanc...
05:08 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge OnePlus 8 Pro may come in a slick seafoam green and finally have wireless charging
Image: @OnLeaks and iGeeksBlog New leaked information about OnePlus’ next flagship phone reveals it may come in a really slick seafoam green shade and that it might be the first OnePlu...
04:54 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge BBC Dad, the OG of interrupted work-from-home calls, is back with the kids
Marion Kelly is back and still stealing her dad’s thunder in live BBC interviews. The OG of “interrupting a work-from-home parent’s video call,” Marion and her family appeared on B...
04:25 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Zoom is 2020s hottest yoga studio
Katie Baki leads a yoga class over Zoom. Yoga looks different this week. Studios are empty, music is off, and instructors are often demonstrating forms with a couch on one side of them, ...
04:25 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Dyson developed and is producing ventilators to help treat COVID-19 patients
Dyson — the British technology company best known for its high-powered vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, and fans — has designed a new ventilator, the “CoVent,” in the past several day...
04:16 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Huaweis Watch GT 2E is a sporty redesign of its last smartwatch
Image: Huawei Huawei has a new sporty smartwatch it’s announcing alongside its flagship P40 smartphone series. The Huawei Watch GT 2E includes 100 workout modes, like rock climbing, sk...
04:09 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy S10 Plus is discounted for a limited time
Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge If you’ve had your eye on Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Plus but haven’t fancied the $999 price tag, today is your lucky day. Verge readers can get an unlock...
04:00 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Rad Power Bikes releases an upgraded version of its best electric bike
Images: Rad Power Bikes Last year, Rad Power Bikes released the RadRunner, a fat-tire electric utility bike with a beguiling look, a simplified-but-not-underpowered drivetrain, and an af...
03:35 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge The Nintendo Switch is getting ports of BioShock, Borderlands, Burnout, and lots more
Nintendo released a surprise Nintendo Direct Mini presentation today, announcing a variety of new games, rereleases, and DLC coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2020, including classics like ...
03:23 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge YouTube creators figure out how to film during a pandemic
On Scotty Sire’s YouTube channel, it doesn’t look like anything has changed. He does Q&As with friends, pranks his pals, and jokes around with them in his backyard — just about t...
02:55 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Ring Fit Adventure gets a new rhythm mode while everyones stuck at home
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge With everyone stuck at home, Nintendo’s home workout game Ring Fit Adventure has become particularly popular — so much so that it’s hard...
02:46 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Nine Inch Nails just released two new albums for free
It’s been two years since Nine Inch Nails released its last album, Bad Witch, but today, the band dropped a surprise pair of records as part of its Ghosts collection. Ghosts V - VI are a...
02:44 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge FBI arrests man for hawking fake coronavirus prevention pill
Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic / Getty Images The Justice Department arrested a California man for hawking a fake COVID-19 cure, marking the first federal criminal case tied to the novel cor...
02:11 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Apple MacBook Air (2020) review: the best Mac for most people
All it needed was a totally new keyboard and faster processors Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Duolingo is launching an iOS app to teach young kids how to read
Image: Duolingo Duolingo is launching a new iOS app on Thursday that is designed to teach young children how to read English. The app, called Duolingo ABC, uses short lessons made to hel...
02:00 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Epic launches publishing label, signs creators behind Control, Inside, and The Last Guardian
Fortnite maker Epic Games is getting into publishing in a big way. Today the company announced the launch of Epic Games Publishing, which is exactly what it sounds like: a publishing label...
01:46 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge The COVID-19 pandemic is generating tons of medical waste
A staff member collects and transfers medical waste at the Henan Provincial People’s Hospital in Zhengzhou, central China’s Henan Province, March 3, 2020.  | Xinhua/Hao Yuan via Ge...
01:44 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge ULA targeting first launch for the US Space Force this afternoon during pandemic
The United Launch Alliance is on track to launch a communications satellite for the US Space Force out of Cape Canaveral, Florida this afternoon — the company’s first flight for the ne...
01:30 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Huawei hopes the P40 Pro can lure you away from Google
The Huawei P40 Pro (pictured) sits in the middle of the P40 lineup, which also includes the P40 and P40 Pro Plus. 90Hz displays and dual zoom lenses Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Polaroids new Now instant film camera delivers a classic, punishing experience
From ‘Polaroid Originals’ to simply ‘Polaroid’ Continue reading… ...
12:28 pm - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Amazon warehouse workers are outraged after a coworker tested positive for COVID-19 and they werent notified
Bobbi Johnson, a worker at an Amazon warehouse south of Detroit, first saw the rumors on Facebook over the weekend. Kelly McIntosh-Butler, another worker at the facility, heard about them ...
11:00 am - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Outside China, Android isnt Android without Google
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge The tech story that made the biggest impact on me yesterday was Sam Byford’s “Living a Google-free life with a Huawei phone.” In the run up...
10:00 am - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge How COVID-19 is changing public perception of big tech companies
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On March 5th, as COVID-19 began to reshape American life, I noted here that big tech companies had responded with unusual alacrity. Where they onc...
09:45 am - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Slack breaks user records as demand surges for remote working
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft Teams isn’t the only business-focused chat and communications app that’s seeing a spike in demand. Slack is revealing today that it ...
09:17 am - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Xbox Series X graphics source code stolen and leaked online
AMD says that a hacker has obtained source files for some of its current and future GPUs, including details about the Xbox Series X. “In December 2019, we were contacted by someone who c...
05:15 am - Thu, March 26, 2020
The Verge Animal Crossing powers Nintendo to record Switch sales in Japan
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is on track to become one of the best-selling video games of all time in Japan, according to sales figures released by Famitsu. The game managed to sell 1.88 ...
11:36 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Apple says customers must wait to pick up repairs locked inside its retail stores
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple customers who didn’t pick up devices dropped off for repairs within two days of the company closing all of its retail stores will have...
10:28 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Twitter locks account encouraging coronavirus chickenpox parties
Photo by J. Conrad Williams, Jr./Newsday RM via Getty Images On Wednesday, Twitter briefly locked conservative site The Federalist’s account for suggesting people deliberately expose t...
09:56 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Qualcomms latest chips could make noise cancellation standard on new wireless earbuds
Qualcomm is announcing a pair of new Bluetooth chips designed for wireless earbuds, the Qualcomm QCC514x and QCC304x SoCs. Both chipsets will support Qualcomm’s TrueWireless Mirroring te...
09:41 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge COVID-19 anxiety taking a toll? Theres a subreddit for that
COVID-19 is all anyone can talk about in real life, which means it’s all anyone can talk about on the internet, which means it’s all anyone is discussing on Reddit. There’s r/Coronav...
08:55 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge How to find keyboard shortcuts for Zoom
Photo by Felix Zahn / Photothek via Getty Images When you’re in the middle of a Zoom video meeting at home and your cat suddenly decides to start bawling for its dinner, you’ll want ...
08:36 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge SpaceX is making its own hand sanitizer and building face shields to donate to fight coronavirus
SpaceX is manufacturing its own hand sanitizer and face shields with plans to donate the materials to hospitals and places in need to help fight the novel coronavirus pandemic, according t...
08:14 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Namecheap blocks registration of domains with coronavirus and vaccine in the name
Illustrator by Alex Castro / The Verge Domain registrar Namecheap on Wednesday said it would no longer be accepting any new domain applications including the words “coronavirus,” “...
07:49 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company is donating 10 million masks to healthcare workers in the US
Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted Saturday that the company was donating “millions of masks for health professionals in the US and Europe,” to help combat...
07:37 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Lyft is offering free and discounted bike-share passes for workers fighting the coronavirus
Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images Lyft is offering free or discounted bike-share trips to workers fighting the coronavirus. The ride-hail company is inviting certain workers in New Yor...
07:36 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge CBS All Access is offering a free one-month trial, just in time to binge Star Trek: Picard
Image: CBS The first season of Star Trek: Picard is coming to an end on March 26th, and to celebrate, CBS is offering a free month-long trial (instead of the usual seven days) of CBS All...
07:26 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge How to choose a free videoconference app
Photo by Stefano Guidi/Getty Images Most people are currently relying on videoconferencing to keep in touch with work colleagues, family, and friends — and if they’re facing financia...
07:04 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Go read this Vice piece about the history of toxic marketing in video games
Image: Retromags As an entertainment industry, gaming isn’t that old — it’s been around since the ‘70s, which makes it a baby compared to radio, film, and maybe even television. ...
06:20 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge The best wired or wireless gaming mouse to buy right now
As well as the best ambidextrous and best budget-friendly picks Continue reading… ...
06:19 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Doulas in New York City are preparing to go digital
Photo by BSIP / UIG via Getty Images Two New York City hospital systems are barring anyone except the person in labor from the delivery room, including spouses, partners, and family memb...
05:52 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Fox will broadcast NASCARs substitute sim racing season on television
Image: NASCAR / iRacing Fox and its sibling channel, FS1, are going to broadcast a “season” of virtual races that pit current, past, and the rising stars of NASCAR against each other...
05:47 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Samsungs new Galaxy Tab A offers LTE connectivity
Samsung Samsung has just refreshed the Galaxy Tab A , and the new model costs just $279.. It features an 8.4-inch screen, a 5,000mAh battery, and LTE connectivity. The tablet is availab...
05:14 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Nomad is shifting from making phone accessories to making masks to help medical workers
Image: Nomad Nomad, typically known for making smartphone accessories, has reprioritized operations to make medical supplies like face masks amid the ongoing spread of the novel coronavi...
04:00 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Royole claims the FlexPai 2 fixes the problems of its rough first foldable
Image: Royole Royole beat the Samsungs, Huaweis, and Motorolas of the world to producing a smartphone with a folding screen. I suppose the company gets some credit for being first, but t...
03:50 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Go read this essay by a woman whose husband has COVID-19
Photo by Jonas Güttler / Picture Alliance via Getty Images Even as COVID-19 numbers explode around the country, many Americans are still experiencing the pandemic from afar. But when a ...
03:38 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge The best games of 2020
Illustration by Alex Castro. 2020 is a year in which we could all use an escape. There’s so much going on in the world, and so much of it is overwhelming, that even an hour away from t...
03:28 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Nook Miles is my favorite addition to Animal Crossing: New Horizons
In my first weekend playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, I had grand designs to pay off my initial mortgage and plant a robust orchard of fruit — but I didn’t expect my proudest acco...
03:00 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Marshalls new Uxbridge speaker features AirPlay 2 and Alexa voice support
Image: Zound Industries The Marshall Uxbridge Voice is the latest Bluetooth speaker from Zound Industries, and it adds AirPlay 2 support to the lineup for the first time. Along with Appl...
02:45 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Sonys WH-1000XM3 wireless headphones are nearly $100 off at Amazon
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge It’s possible that noise-canceling headphones suddenly ended up on your wishlist due to the extended self-quarantine period many of us are experienci...
02:24 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge ClassPass brings back live-streamed workout classes to help you get fit at home
Image: ClassPass ClassPass is bringing back its previously discontinued ClassPass Live offering to allow fitness studios to stream workouts and other wellness sessions to members through...
02:00 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge The Twitch streamer behind Tfues custom $3,500 mechanical keyboard
Photo: Taeha Types Inside the burgeoning world of custom keyboard making Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Spotify will let artists link out to personal donation pages
Spotify Spotify’s always billed itself as a platform for creators, so today, it announced that it’s going to help artists in need. The company will allow creators to link out to dona...
01:30 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Why Half-Lifes City 17 was pivotal to gamings post-Soviet obsession
Half-Life: Alyx. ‘There’s an element of exotica’ Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge DoNotPays new service will try to help you get bill extensions due to coronavirus
Image: DoNotPay DoNotPay is ready to help you out if you need to delay your rent, credit card, or utility bill payments as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The company, known for it...
01:00 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Google Podcasts rolls out new design, launches on iOS
Google is starting to take its Podcasts app a bit more seriously today: the company is reportedly rolling out a more advanced design to Android users and launching the app on iOS for the f...
12:36 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Relaxing isolation rules wont help the economy, say economists
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its second month and shows no signs of slowing, President Donald Trump has pushed to relax the restrictions on...
12:00 pm - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge How to watch movies with friends online
FG Trade / Getty Images Even a favorite stay-at-home activity like watching TV can get lonely sometimes, especially if you’re used to hanging out with your friends and watching togethe...
11:37 am - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Dell now lets you control iPhones from its PCs
The app lets you mirror your iOS device’s screen onto your Dell PC. | Image: Dell If you’re an iPhone user with a modern Dell computer, you can now mirror your phone’s screen to yo...
11:30 am - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Living a Google-free life with a Huawei phone
A preview of what you can expect with the new P40 flagship Continue reading… ...
11:00 am - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Never buy hardware today based on a promise of software tomorrow
Photo by Brennan King / The Verge The headline on this story — never buy hardware today based on a promise of software tomorrow — doesn’t really apply to the new iPad Pro, which I ...
10:15 am - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge HyperXs all-black Cloud Alpha S is an excellent minimalist gaming headset
The dark mode of gaming headsets Continue reading… ...
10:00 am - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge How location data could play a role in managing the coronavirus crisis
Illustrator by Alex Castro / The Verge Last week, as coronavirus marched around the world, a growing number of governments began to explore the use of our cellphone data to monitor the o...
09:22 am - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Samsungs S10 and Note 10 are getting updated with the S20s best camera features
The Single Take feature captures a number of different camera effects with a single press of the shutter button. | Image: Samsung Samsung is bringing a host of the Galaxy S20’s new cam...
12:21 am - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge Telecoms are sneaking stay home messages onto customers smartphones
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Some mobile phone operators, including Vodafone and Orange S.A., have started inserting coronavirus-related public health suggestions to stay ...
12:13 am - Wed, March 25, 2020
The Verge YouTube Music can now show lyrics on its iOS and Android apps
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube Music users can now read lyrics while listening to a song on the service’s iOS and Android apps, the company announced today. To see lyr...
11:11 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Bandsintown will help musicians get faster access to Twitch monetization
Image: Bandsintown Concert notification service Bandsintown has partnered with Twitch to help out artists who are unable to tour because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The partnershi...
09:32 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Facebook says coronavirus is pushing usage through the roof, but its business is hurting
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Facebook is seeing an extreme spike in usage across the globe due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the company outlined in a blog post on ...
07:08 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge A Snapchat-owned location app just added a leaderboard comparing who stays home the most
Image: Zenly A Snapchat-owned location-sharing app has created a way to gamify social distancing with a leaderboard comparing who among you and your friends spends the most time at home ...
07:07 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Apple updates Safaris anti-tracking tech with full third-party cookie blocking
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple on Tuesday released a major update to its Safari Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP), the privacy feature that allows the company’s web ...
06:25 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Quarantine is emotionally challenging, but there are ways officials can make it easier
Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images When China placed a series of cities under lockdown in January to blunt the spread of COVID-19, experts warned that other co...
06:23 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Wonder Woman 1984 delayed by Warner Bros.
Wonder Woman 1984 is the latest film to be delayed as movie theaters across the country shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. The film, which was supposed to open on June 5th, will n...
05:40 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Spotify is revoking support for all third-party DJ apps
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Spotify will no longer work with third-party DJ apps starting on July 1st, 2020. The news was posted by Algoriddim, the developer behind a popular...
05:20 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Stuck in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Ask a friend for help
It’s impossible to play Animal Crossing: New Horizons wrong, but occasionally, you can miss crucial steps that will open up your island’s capabilities. If you’re finding yourself s...
05:16 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Impossible CEO says it can make a meat unlike anything that youve had before
Plant-based meat products are bigger than ever, with the fast-food industry, grocery stores, and upscale restaurants coming on board. A recent Nielsen report found that plant-based meat al...
05:14 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge iOS and iPadOS 13.4 are out now with mouse and keyboard support for iPads, iCloud Drive folder sharing, and more
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has released iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4, which add full mouse and trackpad support to iPads, iCloud Drive folder sharing, new nine new Memoji ...
05:11 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge As streaming fitness companies put production on pause, Peloton pushes on with live classes
Photo by Scott Heins / Getty Images As gyms across the United States close due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, streaming fitness companies like Tonal, FightCamp, and Mirror have tempo...
05:11 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Peloton pushes on with live classes despite New York City coronavirus shutdown
Photo by Scott Heins / Getty Images As gyms across the United States close due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, streaming fitness companies like Tonal, FightCamp, and Mirror have tempo...
04:32 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Ford joins Tesla and GM in helping with ventilator and mask supply
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Ford has announced it’s working with 3M and General Electric to make the kinds of ventilators and masks that are currently in short supply a...
04:32 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge The creators of Plague Inc. are adding a new game mode that lets you stop an outbreak
The video game Plague Inc. allows you to play as a disease, with the goal being to wipe out humanity. Ndemic Creations, the game’s makers, however, are very pro-human: they’ve just don...
04:30 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Heres a list of games you can grab and save some money in the process
Image: Raiser Games With all of the chaos going on in the world, now is a great time to spend some time relaxing with new games. Maybe you need a list of games to play during the next fe...
04:28 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge How Half-Life: Alyxs designers built an escapist dystopia with a spot of hope
I’m writing this story under self-quarantine for novel coronavirus exposure. I’ve been sequestered for over a week while the city outside my apartment has become America’s COVID-19 e...
04:16 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge How to use Netflix Party to stream movies with your friends
Social distancing has made many people miss all of the group activities we’re used to, like watching movies with friends, but there is a way to do it online. Netflix Party, a Chrome exte...
04:07 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Europe turns off instruments on some of its deep-space probes during coronavirus pandemic
An artistic rendering of ESA’s Solar Orbiter. | Image: ESA The European Space Agency is putting four of its space missions into “safe configurations” amid the novel coronavirus pan...
04:00 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Reddits new polls will let you vote on basically anything
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Reddit has rolled out a new post type, polls, which lets you ask questions and vote on pretty much anything. Polls can offer up to six answers, be...
04:00 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Wyzes new Band wearable and smart scale are available today
Wyze Wyze announced that both its Wyze Band fitness tracker featuring Alexa functionality and its Wyze Scale, its new connected weight scale, are available starting today. These fitness-...
03:54 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge How to put eyebrows on your villager in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the customization options appear endless. You can make your tools pink, change your bedsheets, and remix your villager’s style with fresh haircuts and c...
03:52 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Personal voice assistants struggle with black voices, new study shows
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Speech recognition systems have more trouble understanding black users’ voices than those of white users, according to a new Stanford study. The resea...
03:31 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Anchor just made it easier to start a podcast while were all social distancing
Anchor Anchor, the podcast-making app now owned by Spotify, is launching a feature today that’ll make it easier for friends to record shows together from afar. The feature, called Reco...
03:12 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge The new MacBook Air and iPad Pro are already discounted on Amazon
Photo: Apple The 2020 versions of the MacBook Air and the iPad Pro don’t release until tomorrow, March 25th, but you save $50 on either device right now at Amazon (via 9to5Toys). It’...
03:09 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Eeros mesh Wi-Fi systems are more affordable than usual
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge If you’re working from home during the novel coronavirus pandemic, getting a mesh Wi-Fi system might help make the best of your home internet situation...
03:00 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge YouTube is reducing its default video quality to standard definition for the next month
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube has announced that it will reduce streaming quality for users around the world, according to Bloomberg. The decision comes just one week a...
02:53 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Sony will slow down PlayStation downloads in Europe, but says multiplayer will remain robust
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Sony will slow down PlayStation game downloads in Europe to help preserve overall internet speeds. The change won’t materially affect multiplayer, acc...
02:04 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge NYC is offering to hire out-of-work Uber and Lyft drivers
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images New York City is offering to hire out-of-work Uber and Lyft drivers, and it’s even promising to reimburse them for their driving expenses. The appea...
01:39 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge The true impact of SpaceXs Starlink constellation on astronomy is coming into focus
The Ckoirama Observatory in Chile, while a trail of Starlink satellites pass overhead. | Photo by Rodrigo Maluenda Ever since SpaceX launched its first batch of internet-beaming satellit...
01:15 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Snopes forced to scale back fact-checking in face of overwhelming COVID-19 misinformation
Image: Snopes Fact-checking organization Snopes has been forced to scale back its routine content production and special projects, as the amount of misinformation caused by the COVID-19 ...
01:02 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed
Photo by PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images The 2020 Summer Olympic Games, scheduled to open in Tokyo on July 24th, have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The games will be resc...
01:00 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Firefox is launching a new test pilot with Scroll to pay web publishers
Image: Scroll Mozilla and Scroll have made an earlier-announced partnership slightly more official today with the wider release of a browser extension called “Firefox Better Web.” It...
12:30 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Apple iPad Pro review 2020: small spec bump, big camera bump
An iterative year-over-year update Continue reading… ...
12:30 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Instagram will let you browse posts with friends over video chat to promote social distancing
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Instagram is ramping up its efforts to combat coronavirus-related misinformation on its platform while also giving people tools to promote healthy...
12:00 pm - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Yelp is adding donate buttons for local businesses, promises to match first $1M
Tapping the donate button will open up a businesses GoFundMe page. | Image: Yelp You’ll soon be able to donate to local businesses struggling with coronavirus-related closures via thei...
11:00 am - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge The right shape for big-screened, portable computers
Last week, Tom Warren argued that Apple finally admits Microsoft was right about tablets by adding trackpad support to the iPad. I knew he was working on this piece when I wrote last Thurs...
10:14 am - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge UK asks carriers to send coronavirus alert as emergency system was never finished
UK sms alert for coronavirus pandemic | Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge The UK government has turned to mobile carriers like EE, o2, Vodafone, and Three to send an emergency coronavirus ...
10:00 am - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Popular European banking app Revolut is launching in the US today
Mobile banking app Revolut, which has more than 10 million customers in Europe, is launching today in the US, the company announced. Like Monzo, a UK-based banking app that made the jump ...
10:00 am - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge Its time for a regular Amazon daily coronavirus briefing
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge No one has it easy during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Amazon has it particularly hard. Google, Facebook, and Netflix all deliver their services ove...
07:53 am - Tue, March 24, 2020
The Verge The Redmi K30 Pro is Xiaomis new price-performance champion
Xiaomi has announced the Redmi K30 Pro, its latest high-spec-low-price contender. It’s the sequel to the K20 Pro (in Asia) / Mi 9T Pro (in Europe), one of last year’s most buzzed-about...
11:32 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Amazon will help Seattle residents receive at-home COVID-19 testing
Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images Amazon will assist its hometown city of Seattle with at-home COVID-19 testing, according to a report from CNBC on Monday. The test kits are provided by ...
10:37 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Verizon gives all mobile customers 15GB of extra data during coronavirus pandemic
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Verizon has announced that it is automatically adding 15GB of high-speed data to wireless plans in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Additiona...
10:30 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge I wanna dance with somebody (on Instagram)
Ryan Heffington Kristin Childers went to a dance party on Saturday in her pajamas. The clothes didn’t matter, because she never left her living room. The party took place entirely on I...
09:59 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Microsoft discloses new Windows vulnerability thats being actively exploited
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft disclosed a new remote code execution vulnerability today that can be found in all supported versions of Windows and is currently being ...
09:24 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Apple may include improved image stabilization on one of the next iPhones
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge One of the next iPhone models could introduce sensor-shift image stabilization, potentially bringing image stabilization to the ultrawide camera, accord...
08:37 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Apple is expanding the App Store to 20 new countries later this year
Apple is expanding the App Store to 20 new countries this year, the company announced on its developer portal, marking the latest expansion of Apple’s app marketplace around the globe. ...
08:36 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge New study aims to use health data from a smart ring to identify coronavirus symptoms
Image: Oura A new study will evaluate a smart ring that takes people’s temperatures in an attempt to identify people who have the new coronavirus early, the San Francisco Chronicle rep...
08:17 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge HP is teasing a new VR headset in partnership with Valve and Microsoft
HP HP is teasing a followup to its Reverb virtual reality headset made in collaboration with Microsoft and Valve. The announcement coincides with Valve’s release of Half-Life: Alyx, th...
08:04 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus is changing my relationship with the internet, and I bet its changing yours, too
It’s the second week of our collective, voluntary quarantine and everything is online now. The spread of coronavirus has upended the rest of society in drastic ways: many high school and...
07:54 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Newly approved novel coronavirus test gives results in 45 minutes
Photo by Zhang Yazi/China News Service via Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration approved the first rapid test for the novel coronavirus over the weekend. The test, made by the b...
07:45 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Theres no better time for cities to take space away from cars
Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for cities to remake their streets by taking space away from cars and giving...
07:42 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Google is launching a Stadia Makers program to attract more indie developers
It’s no secret that Google is looking to boost the number of games it has to offer on Stadia, and today, at the Google for Games Developer Summit, the company announced a new Stadia Make...
07:00 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Dont bail out the cruise industry
Photo by Ben McCanna / Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images The United States economy is grinding to a halt as the country grapples with the novel coronavirus pandemic, and on...
06:36 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Hamilton is bringing back the original digital wristwatch with an OLED twist
Hamilton is bringing back the original digital watch with the PSR, a 50th anniversary tribute to the company’s legendary Pulsar Time Computer — the first commercially sold digital watc...
06:21 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Governments are increasingly using cellphone location data to manage the coronavirus
A billboard in Naples reads “All together, without fear.” | Photo by Carlo Hermann / AFP via Getty Images As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world, more governm...
06:19 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus are $200 off at Amazon and Best Buy
Photo by Brennan King / The Verg It’s a rule that phones eventually become cheaper after they release, but few drop in price as quickly as Samsung phones. Samsung’s Galaxy S20 and S2...
06:13 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge SoundCloud and Twitch just made it easier for musicians to monetize live streams
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge SoundCloud has teamed up with Twitch to help indie musicians who are feeling a financial strain due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. With gi...
05:52 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge This years VidCon is canceled
VidCon, an annual gathering of social media influencers and content creators, is canceled this year in the US. The show was scheduled for June 17th through the 20th in Anaheim, California....
05:03 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Half-Life: Alyx is a satisfying return to City 17
Valve Prepare for unforeseen consequences Continue reading… ...
05:00 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Microsoft gets ready for a new era of Windows
Microsoft reorganized its Windows + Devices team last month, placing Surface chief Panos Panay in charge of both Windows and hardware. While it’s still early days for Panay, we’re star...
04:23 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge In case youve ever wanted a cybernetic lynx skull Bluetooth speaker, theres a Kickstarter for that
File this one under “Kickstarter products we can’t easily explain”: a fabricated cybernetic lynx skull that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker. The Kranio X, as it’s called, is current...
04:09 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge You can save on noise-canceling headphones, video games, and more
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge If you’re having trouble concentrating on your work during self-quarantine, a set of quality noise-canceling headphones might be a good solution. You...
04:09 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Noise-canceling headphones from Microsoft, Beats and Anker are cheaper today
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge If you’re having trouble concentrating on your work during self-quarantine, a set of quality noise-canceling headphones might be a good solution. You...
03:47 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Uber wants Congress to include protections for drivers in coronavirus stimulus package
Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Uber is urging the White House and congressional leaders to include financial assistance for drivers and delivery workers in the economi...
03:36 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Amazon is making dozens of kids shows, including Arthur, completely free
As more people are asked to stay home due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Amazon is making a portion of Prime Video kids and family programming free, including popular shows like Arthur...
03:23 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge T-Mobiles budget $15 Connect plan will launch on March 25th
T-Mobile will launch its budget Connect plan on Wednesday, March 25th. The prepaid package will deliver unlimited talk and text as well as 2GB of data for $15 per month (or 5GB for $25). T...
03:19 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Fashion influencers are rethinking their curated aesthetics because they cant leave their houses
Photo by Charlotte Bickley / Instagram Elizabeth Savetsky, an influencer who lives in New York, has kept her Instagram feed pristine up until now. In every past photo, she wears an envia...
02:08 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Subscribe to Home Screen: a newsletter to brighten your inbox
Hello, internet. It’s your friend TC, executive editor and blogger at The Verge. The novel coronavirus has rapidly spread across the US and darkened our daily lives, and it’s only goin...
02:01 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Heres a list of games you can grab and save some money in the process
With all of the chaos going on in the world, now is a great time to spend some time relaxing with new games. Maybe you need a list of games to play during the next few weeks. Maybe you are...
01:46 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge The PC Engine Mini is an awesome retro console, if you can get one
Konami had planned to release its mini TurboGrafx-16, PC Engine, and CoreGrafx consoles last week, but the production schedule has been hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic around the wor...
01:21 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Scientists are racing to find the best drugs to treat COVID-19
Photo: Feature China / Barcroft Media via Getty Images Three months into the novel coronavirus pandemic, it’s still unclear which drugs could combat the viral disease and which won’t...
12:29 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Microsoft to prioritize cloud access for first responders and emergency services
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is planning to prioritize access to its cloud-based Azure services to first responders, emergency services, and critical infrastructure ...
12:00 pm - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge The Verge Guide to Working at Home
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge It’s difficult to try to keep things normal when the situation isn’t normal — especially during global crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. On...
11:54 am - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Amazon Prime Video now supports up to six profiles on the same account
The current user profile appears on the top right of the service’s interface. | Image: NDTV Amazon is rolling out user profiles for Prime Video, allowing as many as six different peopl...
10:14 am - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Disney Plus and Facebook are also reducing streaming quality in Europe
Facebook and Disney are joining Netflix, Amazon, Apple, and YouTube in reducing streaming video quality in order to lighten the load on the internet in Europe, as more people start working...
09:26 am - Mon, March 23, 2020
The Verge Siri now gives coronavirus advice
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has updated Siri to provide information to people who are concerned they have COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, CNBC re...
05:53 pm - Sun, March 22, 2020
The Verge AT&T CEO addresses major surge in mobile, Wi-Fi usage as more people work from home
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge AT&T’s networks have seen a surge of usage since companies around the United States have asked employees to work from home and schools have ...
04:38 pm - Sun, March 22, 2020
The Verge Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company is donating millions of masks to healthcare workers
Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted Saturday that the company was donating “millions of masks for health professionals in the US and Europe,” to help combat...
03:16 pm - Sun, March 22, 2020
The Verge Disney Plus commits to reducing streaming quality in Europe, delays launch in France
Disney will delay the release of its Disney Plus streaming service in France in accordance with government requests, Reuters is reporting. The streaming service, which was supposed to lau...
01:19 pm - Sun, March 22, 2020
The Verge Best Buy moves to curbside pickup only as it sees surge in orders for home office equipment
Starting today, Best Buy is limiting its US stores to “contactless” curbside service, allowing only employees into its stores, according to a statement from the company. Orders placed ...
11:00 am - Sun, March 22, 2020
The Verge F1 and NASCAR races are canceled, but sim racing events are taking their place
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Virtual replacement races are drawing motorsports stars — and tons of eyeballs Continue reading… ...
11:00 am - Sun, March 22, 2020
The Verge F1 and NASCAR races are canceled, but sim races are taking their place
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Virtual replacement races are drawing motorsports stars — and tons of eyeballs Continue reading… ...
11:00 am - Sun, March 22, 2020
The Verge Pro drivers are competing with gamers after F1 and NASCAR canceled races
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Virtual replacement races are drawing stars — and tons of eyeballs Continue reading… ...
12:12 am - Sun, March 22, 2020
The Verge GameStop will temporarily close all storefronts to customers
GameStop is temporarily closing all its US-based retail locations and moving to “delivery only” starting on March 22nd, the company announced today. It’s an abrupt reversal for the c...
08:57 pm - Sat, March 21, 2020
The Verge Amazon to temporarily stop shipping non-essential products in Italy and France
A courier wearing a respiratory mask handles an Amazon parcel in Milan, Italy.  | Emanuele Cremaschi/Getty Images Amazon says it has temporarily stopped taking orders on some non-es...
06:37 pm - Sat, March 21, 2020
The Verge The FAA briefly halted air traffic in NYC area after an air traffic employee tested positive for COVID-19
Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images The Federal Aviation Administration briefly halted departures from New York and Philadelphia airports after a trainee at the New York Air Ro...
05:03 pm - Sat, March 21, 2020
The Verge CDC uses Microsoft healthcare chatbot service to create coronavirus symptom checker
Image by Alex Castro / The Verge The CDC has used Microsoft’s Healthcare Bot service to create a COVID-19 assessment chatbot to screen Americans who may be unsure whether to seek medic...
04:34 pm - Sat, March 21, 2020
The Verge Amazon to start paying US warehouse workers double time for all overtime hours
Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images Amazon said Saturday it will raise overtime pay for workers in its US warehouses between March 15th and May 9th, Reuters reports. Instead of ...
03:27 pm - Sat, March 21, 2020
The Verge Greg Grunberg says there is no J.J. Abrams directors cut of The Rise of Skywalker
Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney Actor Greg Grunberg, longtime friend of director J.J. Abrams, says in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter that as far as he ...
02:16 pm - Sat, March 21, 2020
The Verge The Lovebirds becomes first movie pulled from theaters due to coronavirus thats moving to Netflix
As more studios try to navigate various methods of releasing their films during the coronavirus pandemic, especially now that theaters across the country have shut down, most movies have r...
01:37 pm - Sat, March 21, 2020
The Verge GM is partnering with Ventec Life Systems to help increase production of ventilators
Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images General Motors is partnering with Ventec Life Systems to help increase production of ventilators that are needed in hospitals dealing with patients wh...
04:01 am - Sat, March 21, 2020
The Verge Googles coronavirus website finally launches alongside enhanced search results
Google’s Covid-19 information website, at google.com/covid19 One week ago, President Donald Trump held a press conference wherein he claimed Google would be building a screening websit...
12:39 am - Sat, March 21, 2020
The Verge Amazon and Apple are reducing streaming quality to lessen broadband strain in Europe
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Following in the footsteps of Netflix and YouTube, Amazon has announced that it will also reduce streaming quality in Europe in order to lessen th...
12:34 am - Sat, March 21, 2020
The Verge US senators demand Amazon answer questions about warehouse worker safety
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A group of four US senators, including Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, have sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos asking him to...
12:09 am - Sat, March 21, 2020
The Verge Xbox Live is down for the second time this week
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft’s Xbox Live service is down again for the second time this week. Issues first began popping up some time after 7PM ET on Friday, with ...
12:09 am - Sat, March 21, 2020
The Verge Xbox Live went down for the second time this week
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft’s Xbox Live service went down again for the second time this week. Issues first began popping up some time after 7PM ET on Friday, wit...
09:13 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge A first look at Microsofts xCloud game streaming service for Windows PCs
Microsoft has started testing its Project xCloud game streaming service for Windows 10 PCs this week. The software giant is making the preview version, which lets you stream Xbox games to ...
09:12 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge GameStop to close all California stores indefinitely
GameStop is closing its California retail stores until “further notice,” according to Kotaku, only a day after the video game retailer instructed all of its US employees to disregard c...
08:23 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Rosario Dawsonis joining The Mandalorian season 2 as a live-action version of Ahsoka Tano
Rosario Dawson will be joining season 2 of The Mandalorian for Disney Plus, where she’ll reportedly be playing fan-favorite character Ashoka Tano, according to a report from SlashFilm. ...
08:20 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Sonic the Hedgehog movie will be released digitally on March 31st
Image: Paramount Following in the footsteps of other movie studios, Paramount Pictures has announced that it’s speeding up the digital release of Sonic The Hedgehog. The film will be a...
07:58 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Google has completely canceled Google I/O 2020
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google has completely canceled Google I/O 2020, its biggest event of the year, due to the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus. The company ann...
07:52 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Mark Zuckerbergs philanthropy groups work to bring at least 1,000 coronavirus tests per day to Bay Area
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropic groups are working to help increase the number of tests for the novel coronavirus in the Bay Area by at least 1,000 tests per day in “the c...
07:07 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Sony clarifies that PS5 will support overwhelming majority of PS4 games
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Sony has issued an update to clarify its stance on backwards compatibility for the PlayStation 5, saying the upcoming console will support an “o...
06:59 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Google and YouTube launch new resources to help teachers and families educate students at home
Image: Google Google and YouTube have launched new resource pages to help teachers and families continue to educate students while they’re home from school due to the novel coronavirus...
06:47 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge AT&T gave California stores talking points to explain to law enforcement why theyre open
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge AT&T sent a notice to its authorized retailer companies in California with instructions for how to handle potential questions, including from ...
06:42 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Little Fires Everywhere wants you to know its definitely about race
In Little Fires Everywhere, people are constantly talking about how they would never “make something about race.” They often say it with shocked indignation — they don’t see color,...
06:00 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Discord says its banning millions of accounts to tackle spam
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Discord banned 5.2 million accounts between April and December last year, the company revealed today in its second transparency report. The most c...
05:54 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge T-Mobiles deal with Quibi is reportedly only available to customers with more than one line
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Much like T-Mobile’s “Netflix on Us” promotion, customers who want free access to shortform video streaming service Quibi will have to meet ...
05:43 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Call of Duty: Warzone has over 30 million players less than two weeks after launch
Image: Activision Call of Duty: Warzone, Activision’s new battle royale (BR) game that released less than two weeks ago, has more than 30 million players, the publisher announced on Fr...
05:40 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Walmart wants to hire 150,000 workers to meet demand during coronavirus pandemic
Walmart DTD 555 Walmart is looking to hire 150,000 additional employees to temporarily work at the company’s stores, clubs, and distribution centers to meet the increased demand from s...
05:39 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Facebook is nearing a settlement with its content moderators in a class action lawsuit
A former Facebook content moderation facility in Phoenix. | Photo by Jessica Chou for The Verge Facebook is close to reaching a settlement with a group of content moderators who develope...
05:26 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Apples shutter button case highlights the power of software control
In today’s digital age, it sometimes feels like hardware has taken a back seat to the software that drives our devices. Button of the Month will look at what some of those buttons and sw...
05:17 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Bandsintown adds live stream concert alerts as more musicians head online
Image: Bandsintown As more musicians kick off online concerts amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, Bandsintown is launching a new feature to support them. The concert notification servic...
05:15 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge How lost classic Doom 64 was revived for modern platforms
As if there weren’t enough doom in the world right now, this week sees the release of not one but two new Doom games. Doom Eternal is the flashy AAA sequel with incredible graphics and a...
05:13 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge The MacBook Pro, iPad mini, and more are discounted at Best Buy
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Best Buy is currently offering discounts on products from Apple, Samsung, and more. The retailer is holding a three-day sale that starts today and ends ...
05:12 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Were all going to get sick eventually: Amazon workers are struggling to provide for a nation in quarantine
Last night, speaking from the state’s emergency operations center in Sacramento, California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered everyone in the state to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19, t...
04:02 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Oculus developer page leaks a new VR headset codenamed Del Mar
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge A leak on Oculus’ website suggests it’s making a new virtual reality headset codenamed “Del Mar.” Recently, some Oculus developers not...
03:56 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Bandcamp is waiving sales fees today to help artists impacted by coronavirus pandemic
Image: Bandcamp Online music marketplace Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share on sales today in order to help musicians who are impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The platform ...
03:54 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Google Maps warns to call your doctor before visiting if you think you contracted COVID-19
People are searching for doctors on Google Maps, and the service wants to prevent them from potentially infecting offices and medical specialists with COVID-19, the disease caused by the n...
03:40 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Peloton temporarily suspends sales and deliveries of its treadmill
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images Peloton this week announced that it will temporarily suspend the sale and delivery of its Tread, a treadmill with a touchscreen to stream live and on-d...
03:27 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: Apple announces new iPad Pro and MacBook Air, Sony reveals PS5 specs
Image: Apple After a week of working from home, The Vergecast returns to recording remotely. There was a lot of coverage on the site this week about efforts for testing and containing th...
03:13 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Electric scooter-sharing grinds to a halt in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Photo by Mohd Daud/NurPhoto via Getty Images Electric scooters are vanishing from more cities as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to roil shared mobility services across the worl...
02:28 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Amazon will reduce Prime Video streaming quality to lessen broadband strain
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Following in the footsteps of Netflix and YouTube, Amazon has announced that it will also reduce streaming quality in order to lessen the strain b...
02:08 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge A guide to Animal Crossing: New Horizons etiquette, or how not to be a total tool
Animal Crossing: New Horizons, like past games, allows you to invite friends to your island when you’re ready. It’s a great way to grab new items, share things you’ve made, and meet ...
01:58 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Tinder is letting everyone swipe around the world for free to find quarantine buddies
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tinder’s team recognizes that daters might want to connect with people abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic, so starting next week, the company i...
01:52 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Disney is releasing Onward on digital platforms today, Disney Plus on April 3rd
Image: Pixar Disney has announced that its latest Pixar animated movie, Onward, will be getting a dramatically earlier release for digital download: it’ll release in the US tonight for...
01:48 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge How to debunk COVID-19 conspiracy theories
A woman wears a protective mask and gloves as she walks past graffiti which reads ‘to be, to stay and to last’ (L), ‘Covid19. Government Weapon’ (C) and ‘Paranoia’ (R) in Madrid...
01:20 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Animal Crossing: New Horizons: everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch adventure
Time to chill out Continue reading… ...
01:20 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Animal Crossing: New Horizons deserted island was designed to shake up the series
Most Animal Crossing games start the same. You, a cherubic human, move into a quaint town full of talking animals. In some games, you’re simply a resident; in others, you’re the mayor....
01:00 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge US interest in guns and home fitness gear surges during pandemic
Illustration by Alex Castro and Grayson Blackmon / The Verge A new report published by Yelp shows the changing interests of US consumers during the novel coronavirus pandemic. It paints ...
01:00 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Yelp adds new features to help local businesses survive
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Yelp is adding a collection of new features aimed at helping local restaurants and businesses that are struggling due to COVID-19, the disease...
01:00 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Which VR headsets can you actually buy at the launch of Half-Life: Alyx?
Image: Valve It’s 2020, and the selection of VR headsets has never been more varied — or more sold out. If you haven’t been keeping up with the onslaught of news, most virtual real...
12:45 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge iFixit is building a repair database for medical equipment, and it needs your help
Image: iFixit Repair specialist iFixit is building a database filled with repair information for the world’s hospital equipment in anticipation of the increased demand caused by COVID-...
12:00 pm - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Esports are back: how to watch the top Overwatch, League of Legends, and CS:GO competitions
Photo: Tyler Demogenes / Atlanta Faze Esports leagues all over the world have been significantly affected by the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus. Many have been briefly suspended...
10:17 am - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge YouTube joins Netflix in reducing video quality in Europe
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge YouTube is reducing the quality of its videos in Europe, as an increase in home usage strains the continent’s internet during the novel coronav...
10:03 am - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Google discounts Stadia for the first time just as Doom Eternal launches
Google is discounting its Stadia cloud gaming service for the first time since its November launch. The Stadia Premiere Edition, which includes a Stadia controller, Chromecast Ultra, and t...
10:00 am - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Tech companies could face more pressure to share location data with governments to fight coronavirus
By now most Americans have gotten the message that, as much as possible, they need to stay away from everyone else. In San Francisco and a growing number of other cities around the world, ...
04:15 am - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Twitter wont remove irresponsible Elon Musk tweet about coronavirus
Photo by Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto via Getty Images Twitter will not take down a tweet from billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk where he said children are “essentially immune” to COVID-19,...
12:26 am - Fri, March 20, 2020
The Verge Self-driving car engineer Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty to stealing Google trade secrets
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car engineer and former Google executive who joined Uber via an acquisition of his autonomous truck company Ot...
11:16 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Dish is letting the major US carriers borrow spectrum during quarantine data crunch
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge If the company makes good on its word (and assuming the T-Mobile and Sprint merger successfully closes), Dish is poised to become a significant player in...
09:59 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Facebooks less cluttered desktop redesign is more widely available starting today
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook has begun rolling out the overhauled version of its desktop site. Starting today, users have the option to opt in to the new design, whic...
09:22 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge YouTube will start displaying trustworthy coronavirus videos on its homepage
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube will introduce a new row of verified videos to its homepage for anyone trying to find authoritative news on the ongoing coronavirus story....
09:14 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Kickstarter creators can extend live project deadlines by seven days
Kickstarter is giving creators extra time to meet their crowdfunding goals. On Thursday, the company said any creator with a campaign live now can request a seven-day extension. To ask for...
09:10 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge A shorter Game Developers Conference has been rescheduled for August
illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Game Developers Conference, an annual gathering of game creators in San Francisco, has been rescheduled after being delayed earlier this year....
09:05 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge GameStop claims it is essential retail to remain open amid coronavirus shutdowns
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images GameStop is instructing its retail employees to keep stores open, even in the face of local authorities who would seek to shut them down over coronavi...
08:58 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Tesla to shut down California and New York factories amid coronavirus pandemic
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Tesla will temporarily shut down its car manufacturing plant in Fremont, California, starting at the end of Monday, March 23rd, joining nearly every ot...
08:56 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Snap rolling out Here For You mental health tool early with focus on coronavirus
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Snap is rolling out its Here For You search tool a bit earlier than planned to help users who may be feeling anxious or stressed over the coronavi...
08:55 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Microsoft teases new Windows 10 UI in video celebrating a billion users
Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system passed a billion active users earlier this week, and the company is now marking the occasion with a video that teases new features and UI changes....
08:34 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge The dos and donts of video conferencing
Getty Images/iStockphoto As more and more workplaces transition to being remote, we’re learning how to navigate all the aspects of working digitally. Meetings are moving entirely onlin...
08:23 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Uber is lifting restrictions on drivers in NYC in response to coronavirus
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images Uber will stop blocking drivers in New York City from signing on to its app, which it has been doing since fall 2019. The company says it wants to giv...
07:38 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Charter Communications finally updates its work-from-home policy
Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Charter Communications is updating its work-from-home policy Thursday, following numerous reports from employees who said the company ...
07:35 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Microsofts DirectX 12 Ultimate unifies graphics tech for PC gaming and Xbox Series X
Image: Nvidia Microsoft has a new version of its industry-standard DirectX 12 (DX12) gaming and multimedia graphics technology called DirectX 12 Ultimate, which promises to better unify ...
07:11 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Netflix will reduce its European network traffic by 25 percent to manage surge
Netflix will take new actions to reduce bit rates of streams in Europe following a conversation between the European Union Commissioner Thierry Breton and CEO Reed Hastings, the company an...
06:42 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Twitchs recommendations have changed for the better
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge I’m always on the lookout for off-the-beaten-path Twitch streams, and today, a pal recommended a great one: a mechanic who streams himself fixin...
06:25 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Tuft & Needle is firing staff and closing stores due to COVID-19
Tuft & Needle is closing retail stores and letting go of a portion of its staff due to the coronavirus pandemic. The buzzy direct-to-consumer mattress company had six retail locations ...
06:03 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge You can try the iPads new trackpad and mouse support right now with Apples public beta
Yesterday, Apple announced a new iPad Pro along with an updated keyboard case — now with a trackpad. The company also confirmed that it’s bringing laptop-like trackpad and mouse functi...
06:00 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Charter Communications still wont let its employees work remotely
Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images As many of its rival internet service providers have at least some provision in place for remote work during the coronavirus pandemic,...
05:48 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge This toilet paper calculator lets you know how long your bathroom stash will last
Photo by John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe via Getty Images Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures, and that’s precisely how we as a society end up with something like How ...
05:30 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Google launches a better camera app for new Android Go low-end devices
Google is introducing a new Camera Go app for its Android Go range of entry-level devices. Android Go originally debuted two years ago as a more stripped-down version of Android designed t...
05:23 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Leaked video reveals Microsoft sees Zoom video conferencing as an emerging threat
A leaked video has provided a rare insight into Microsoft’s thoughts on Zoom Video Communications. Zoom has quickly turned into a popular app for video conferencing, and some analysts es...
05:14 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Magic Leap wants workers to use its headsets while theyre stuck at home
Mixed reality startup Magic Leap has been fairly quiet for the past few months, but the company is trying to tempt potential buyers with a package for people stuck working from home. The ...
05:14 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Which FX shows should you stream on Hulu?
This month, Hulu added nearly the entire library of FX television shows as a result of Disney’s recent acquisition of Fox. And aside from some uncomfortable corporate consolidation under...
05:09 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Uber is doing 70 percent fewer trips in cities hit hard by coronavirus
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber took stock of the effect the coronavirus outbreak has had on its business in a call with investors on March 19th, and the early numbers are p...
05:05 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge How to boost your homes Wi-Fi
Illustrator by Alex Castro / The Verge If you’re now working at home due to the COVID-19 outbreak, you may have a moment when you realize that your Wi-Fi just isn’t cutting it anymor...
05:00 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Nokia 8.3 5G announced alongside three more affordable handsets
HMD says its Nokia 8.3 will be able to use 5G networks around the world. | Image: HMD HMD has announced its first 5G phone, the Nokia 8.3 5G, alongside a collection of other midrange and...
04:00 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Sea of Stars is a retro RPG thats part of an indie cinematic universe
Today, Sabotage, the studio behind the 2018 retro-platformer The Messenger, is announcing its next project via Kickstarter. In some ways, it’s what you’d expect. Like its predecessor, ...
03:57 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Why were seeing some severe COVID-19 cases among younger people
Photo by Sergei Bobylev\TASS via Getty Images COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has been much deadlier in older people, but more anecdotes are popping up of young, h...
03:57 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Razer is using some of its manufacturing lines to produce surgical masks amid shortage
Photo by Jack Guez / AFP via Getty Images Razer has devoted some of its manufacturing lines to produce surgical masks, according to a Twitter thread from CEO Min-Liang Tan. The company w...
03:35 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Heres a list of games you can grab and save some money in the process
With all of the chaos going on in the world, now is a great time to spend some time relaxing with new games. Maybe you need a list of games to play during the next few weeks. Maybe you are...
03:27 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge NYC mayor asks Elon Musk to manufacture ventilators for COVID-19 patients
Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday night that he’s willing to have his companies, Tesla and SpaceX, make crucial...
03:11 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Apple finally admits Microsoft was right about tablets
Apple has spent the past 10 years trying to convince everyone that the iPad and its vision of touch-friendly computing is the future. The iPad rejected the idea of a keyboard, a trackpad, ...
03:00 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Scammers are trying to trick people into reserving a COVID-19 vaccine over the phone
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Police departments across the country are issuing warnings about scammers trying to trick people into reserving a COVID-19 vaccine over the ph...
02:53 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge NASA and SpaceX still targeting May for first crewed mission to space amid coronavirus pandemic
After six years of developing a new passenger spacecraft for NASA, SpaceX is finally on track to launch its very first crew to the International Space Station in mid-to-late May — but un...
02:35 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge How the coronavirus hitches a ride around your life
Like millions of others right now, we on the Verge Science video team are hunkered down in our homes to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This ...
02:32 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Xbox Game Pass Ultimate adds extra in-game content with new Perks
Image: Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers are getting new in-game content as part of their subscription, Microsoft has announced. The new “Perks” vary by game, but they ra...
01:40 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge An interview with a YouTuber whose entire channel is videos of doors
Each video is roughly the same: an arm reaches out for a doorknob, swings a door open, and the camera moves on through. Sometimes there are slight variations. The arm might reach for a but...
01:16 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Tours are canceled, so musicians are turning to Twitch
Image: Twitch Amid the coronavirus pandemic Continue reading… ...
01:04 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Sony and Microsoft are revealing their new consoles in the most boring way possible
After months of anticipation, Sony and Microsoft have started releasing concrete details for their upcoming flagship next-gen consoles, the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X. After days ...
01:00 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Microsoft announces new Teams features as usage skyrockets nearly 40 percent in a week
Microsoft is revealing new Teams features today to mark three years of the service just as it experiences unprecedented growth amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Teams suffered an outa...
12:00 pm - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge How to vote in your primary election while you stay indoors
Photo by EVA MARIE UZCATEGUI/AFP via Getty Images In some US states, absentee voting is reserved for people who will be out of town on election day, and those who physically can’t get ...
11:00 am - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge The iPad Pro is ready to supplant the Mac just as the MacBook Air is great again
Image: Apple I felt personally attacked by Apple yesterday, specifically by the marketing copy it used to promote the new iPad Pro: “Your next computer is not a computer.” This newsl...
10:00 am - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge How Facebook is preparing for a surge in depressed and anxious users
The COVID-19 pandemic is now surging around the world, and each hour brings more developments than a full day seemed to bring just a few weeks ago. On Wednesday morning, Facebook held a ca...
10:00 am - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Advocacy group calls for Zoom to release a transparency report
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Digital rights advocacy group Access Now has published an open letter to Zoom calling on the video conferencing company to release a transpare...
09:58 am - Thu, March 19, 2020
The Verge Walmart, Target, and other retailers impose dedicated hours to help at-risk shoppers
Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images Supermarket chains across the UK, US and elsewhere have started offering dedicated shopping hours for elderly or vulnerable customers during the coronavi...
11:40 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge The new iPad Pros LIDAR scanner can turn a living room into an AR game of Hot Lava
Image: Apple The new iPad Pro’s LIDAR scanner can turn a living room into an augmented reality version of Hot Lava, a video game based on the childhood pastime where you jump on furnit...
11:20 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Friends reunion special at HBO Max reportedly delayed
HBO Max’s heavily anticipated Friends reunion special will be delayed as production across Hollywood shuts down amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. There ...
09:58 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Schools can get direct connectivity help from carriers after new FCC ruling
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission temporarily waived rules in a move to foster internet access for hospitals and schools stuck in...
09:42 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Apples new iPad Pro gets Wi-Fi 6 before the MacBook line
Image: Apple Apple announced a new iPad Pro today, introducing a slew of much-needed features to the tablet, including support for the next generation of Wi-Fi, a feature that has not pr...
09:30 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Tesla will cut California factory workforce after coronavirus shelter-in-place order
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Tesla will reduce its workforce at its Fremont, California, car factory after the local Sheriff’s Office said the company was not complying with a th...
08:30 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Nextdoor adds features to help neighbors during the coronavirus crisis
You can mark yourself as available to offer help, after which you’ll appear on the map. | Image: NextDoor Nextdoor, the social networking app designed around local communities, is laun...
07:34 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge How the new iPad Pro compares to the new MacBook Air
Image: Apple Apple just announced a new iPad Pro and a new MacBook Air, but the iPad Pro’s optional new keyboard case with a trackpad makes picking between the two a lot harder. If you...
07:20 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge The creators of Animal Crossing hope New Horizons can be an escape in difficult times
Video games have become a powerful coping tool as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to spread. Developers are making their games free or cheap, Pokémon Go was made easier to play i...
07:10 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Heres how the iPads new trackpad actually works
Apple made it official: trackpad and mouse support is coming to the iPad. You can get it on an iPad Pro by spending $299 or $349 on Apple’s new Magic Keyboard, get it on a regular iPad w...
06:43 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Facebook will put vetted coronavirus information at the top of the News Feed
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales Facebook will put a coronavirus information center at the top of the News Feed in the United States and other countries around the world, CEO Mark Zuckerb...
06:32 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge PS5 vs. Xbox Series X: a complicated battle of SSD and GPU speeds
Sony has finally unveiled its PlayStation 5 specs today, and there are some surprisingly big differences between the PS5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X. Both consoles are still arriving a...
06:04 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Steams new indie festival lets you try 40 upcoming games for free
Image: Valve / The Game Awards In the absence of the official Game Developers Conference (GDC), the Steam Game Festival is returning for a spring edition starting today to help shine a s...
05:57 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus shows theres still no such thing as a totally human-free self-driving car
Photo by Andrej Sokolow/picture alliance via Getty Images The decision by most companies to suspend AV testing during the outbreak is causing turmoil among human backup drivers ...
05:52 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Mexican gray wolf numbers in the US soared in 2019
A Mexican wolf pup. | Photo: US Fish and Wildlife Service The US population of endangered Mexican gray wolves jumped by 24 percent last year, the US Fish and Wildlife Service announced y...
05:41 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Google halts upcoming releases of Chrome and Chrome OS
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge As millions of people adapt to working from home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Google has decided to pause on adding new features to Chrom...
05:31 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Trolls World Tour could be a case study for Hollywoods digital future
With coronavirus shutting down movie theaters in many states, major studios Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. decided to bring some of their films to digital renting platforms like iTune...
05:16 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge This is Twitchs moment
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge These are unprecedented times. It’s fun to joke about the apocalypse — gallows humor being the incredible coping mechanism that it is — but ...
05:13 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Go read this in-depth look at how COVID-19 will challenge hospitals
Credit: ProPublica The coronavirus is going to challenge industries across the globe, and among the most pressing questions is whether hospitals in the United States will be adequately e...
05:10 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Sony says the PlayStation 5s SSD will completely change next-gen level design
Image: Sony Sony’s “Road to PS5” live stream featuring system architect Mark Cerny kicked off today, and we’re learning a great deal about the technical jump the upcoming PlaySta...
05:09 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge PS5 will support almost all of the top 100 PS4 games at launch
Sony’s next-gen console, PlayStation 5, will support nearly all of the top PlayStation 4 games at launch via backwards compatibility. In a presentation today, architect Mark Cerny said t...
05:00 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Android 11 Developer Preview 2 is out with support for call screening, hinge angle detection, and more
The upcoming Microsoft Surface Duo, which would benefit from the new features. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Almost exactly a month after it released the first Developer ...
04:07 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Sony reveals full PS5 hardware specifications
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge After months of anticipation and drips of details, Sony has finally revealed the specifications and hardware details for the PlayStation 5, its ne...
02:56 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge A SoftBank-owned company used Theranos patents to sue over COVID-19 tests
Photo by Andrej Sokolow/picture alliance via Getty Images The ghost of Theranos is still haunting the biotech industry, even in the middle of a pandemic. A shell company called Labrador ...
02:51 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Co-founder therapy teaches tech bros how to be in their feelings
It’s couples counseling, minus the sex Continue reading… ...
02:44 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Logitechs iPad keyboard case with trackpad costs half as much as Apples
Image: Apple Logitech is announcing an iPad case with a keyboard and built-in trackpad today, and it’s way cheaper than Apple’s new model. The “Combo Touch Keyboard Case with Track...
02:12 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge US closes Canadian border to non-essential traffic
Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images The US-Canada border has closed to non-essential traffic, President Trump announced Wednesday morning, bringing ongoing coronavirus containment efforts...
02:12 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge US closes Canadian border to nonessential traffic
Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images The US–Canada border has closed to nonessential traffic, President Trump announced on Wednesday morning, bringing ongoing novel coronavirus containme...
02:11 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Sony to reveal new PS5 details in a deep dive today
Sony is planning to reveal more about its PlayStation 5 hardware in a special event on March 18th. Tuesday, the company announced an upcoming “deep dive” on the next-gen console where ...
02:06 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Honda shuts down North American factories amid coronavirus pandemic
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Honda has become the first automaker to kick off an extended shutdown of its US manufacturing operations in response to the novel coronavirus ...
02:06 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Boses Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are cheaper than ever at Nordstrom
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales Bose’s Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are $100 off right now at Nordstrom, a store usually known for deals on clothing, not gadgets. This model usually...
01:58 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy M21 is its latest affordable handset for the Indian market
Image: Samsung Samsung has announced the Galaxy M21, a new handset for the Indian market, which will cost 12,999 rupees (around $175), GSMArena reports. It’s the successor to last year...
01:50 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Animal Crossings creators think Tom Nook is misunderstood
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, just like in past games in the series, players are indebted to a raccoon named Tom Nook. In order to get ahead in the game and expand your house, you’ll...
01:30 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge This Minecraft library is making censored journalism accessible all over the world
A virtual space becomes a home to real-world texts Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Slack unveils its biggest redesign yet
Slack is unveiling a big redesign to its communications app that starts rolling out today to make things a lot simpler to use. If you’re a Slack user, you’re probably used to some of t...
01:00 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge As universities shut their doors, international students are left in limbo
Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Students are still unsure how (and where) they’ll finish their semester Continue reading… ...
12:49 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Apples new iPad Pro keyboard with trackpad will cost up to $349
Image: Apple Apple just announced a new generation of iPad Pros, and along with them, a brand-new style of keyboard that looks like the closest equivalent to a laptop keyboard yet. The ...
12:08 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Apple announces new iPad Pro with trackpad support and a wild new keyboard cover
Apple is announcing a new iPad Pro, available online for either $799 or $949, depending on which size. Apple’s headline feature is that it has a LiDAR scanner to go along with its camera...
12:08 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Apple announces new MacBook Air with improved keyboard, faster performance, and more storage
Image: Apple Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro is no longer the company’s only laptop with a reliable keyboard. This morning, Apple announced a revamped MacBook Air laptop with an improved...
12:00 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Space startup Lynk uses satellite to send text message to unmodified Android phone
One of Lynk’s test payloads attached to the nose of a Cygnus cargo capsule | Image: NASA/Lynk An aerospace startup that plans to launch thousands of satellite “cell towers” into sp...
12:00 pm - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Viral vigilantes are turning YouTube and TikTok into a weapon
The dangerous world of ‘pedo hunting’ stings Continue reading… ...
11:24 am - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Distract yourself from coronavirus and watch SpaceX launch the same rocket for the fifth time
As the rest of the world slowly grinds to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic, the US launch industry is still sending rockets into space, with another SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket set to take ...
11:00 am - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Big tech is getting ready to talk about new products again
Image: Sony As we settle in to the new reality of a locked-down, socially distant world, big tech is getting ready to start talking — and maybe even releasing — new consumer tech pro...
10:00 am - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge The coronavirus is forcing tech giants to make a risky bet on AI
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Today, let’s talk about some of the front-line workers at Facebook and Google working on the pandemic: the content moderators who keep the site ...
05:52 am - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge LGs 48-inch OLED TV goes on sale in June for $1,500
Last week LG said its 2020 lineup of TVs will start rolling out in the US this month, but didn’t give precise dates or pricing information. Now, via CNET, we know a little more. In fact,...
01:19 am - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Tesla told to shut down California factory to help fight the coronavirus
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Tesla is not exempt from the San Francisco Bay Area’s new coronavirus shelter-in-place order, and should suspend normal operations at its Fremont, Ca...
12:16 am - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge GitHubs new mobile app is now available on iOS and Android
Image: GitHub Microsoft-owned GitHub released its new mobile app today as a free download for iOS and Android. The app for the popular code repository service is primarily designed to he...
12:15 am - Wed, March 18, 2020
The Verge Google employees demand better treatment for contract workers amid coronavirus crisis
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A group of Google employees has sent a memo to company leadership demanding stronger commitments to protect the more vulnerable members of Google...
11:29 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Facebook is marking legitimate news articles about the coronavirus as spam because of a bug
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge Facebook appears to be marking some posts linking to information and articles about the coronavirus and COVID-19 as spam, as observed by one Ver...
11:29 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Facebook was marking legitimate news articles about the coronavirus as spam due to a software bug
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge Facebook started marking some posts linking to information and articles about the coronavirus and COVID-19 as spam, as observed by one Verge rep...
10:51 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Medical company threatens to sue volunteers that 3D-printed valves for life-saving coronavirus treatments
Image: Massimo Temporelli A medical device manufacturer has threatened to sue a group of volunteers in Italy that 3D printed a valve used for life-saving coronavirus treatments. The valv...
09:58 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Fox buys Tubi for $440 million as it attempts to join the streaming wars
Fox Corporation has acquired ad-supported streaming platform Tubi for $440 million, bringing more than 20,000 movies and shows to the platform. Tubi, which partners with top-tier studios a...
09:55 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Why were seeing some severe COVID-19 cases among younger people
Photo by Sergei Bobylev\TASS via Getty Images COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has been much deadlier in older people — but more anecdotes are popping up of young...
09:47 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge How to order takeout safely and ethically
Illustration by Angie Wang Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, we’ve been advised to stay inside and to minimize human contact. One of the biggest challenges that creates...
09:45 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Heres a list of games you can grab and save some money in the process.
With all of the chaos going on in the world, now is a great time to spend some time relaxing with new games. Maybe you need a list of games to play during the next few weeks. Maybe you are...
09:17 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge People with insurance could pay over $1,300 for COVID-19 treatment
Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Someone with health insurance from their employer could pay $1,300 or more out of pocket for treatment if they’re hospitalized wit...
08:11 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Distract yourself from coronavirus and watch SpaceX launch the same rocket for the fifth time
As the rest of the world slowly grinds to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic, the US launch industry is still sending rockets into space, with another SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket set to take ...
07:59 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Google launches a new Works with Chromebook badge for accessories
Image: Google Google has launched a new “Works with Chromebook” badge for accessories that are certified to be compatible with Chromebooks (via 9to5Google). The certification will be...
07:53 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge European Union closes all external borders for 30 days
Photo by Maja Hitij - Pool/Getty Images The European Union is locking down its borders with all other nations. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced today that all external borders f...
07:41 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus testing shouldnt be this complicated
Photo by Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via Getty Images Engineers have the technology to make it better Continue reading… ...
07:39 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Call of Duty: Warzone adds a solo mode to its 150-player battle royale
Image: Activision Call of Duty: Warzone, the new 150-person battle royale (BR) from Activision and Infinity Ward, is adding a solo game mode just one week after launch. Warzone, which i...
07:37 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Nintendos Switch Online service experienced a nearly nine-hour outage
Photo by Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge Nintendo’s online service experienced a nearly nine-hour outages, according to the company’s network status page. “All network services” wer...
06:54 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Apple will keep its retail stores outside China closed indefinitely
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple has decided to keep its retail stores outside mainland China closed indefinitely as the global spread of the coronavirus continues. The ...
06:46 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Waymo pausing some robotaxi service after safety drivers raise coronavirus concerns
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Waymo is temporarily shutting down some of its robotaxi services in Arizona, just days after The Verge reported that its contracted safety drivers were ...
06:41 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Popcorn Time, the once-popular Netflix for piracy, is back
Popcorn Time disappeared a few years ago, forcing people who used the extremely easy “Netflix, but for piracy” app to search elsewhere for movies and TV shows. Today, as more people ar...
06:31 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Nintendo just announced a bunch of new indie games are coming to the Switch
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Nintendo just gave us a good look at a bunch of new indie games coming to the Nintendo Switch in its latest Indie World Showcase video broadcast. We’...
06:15 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge A pandemic cant stop nail artists
Mei Kawajiri, Belén Flores Nuñez, and Vi Nguyen Nail artist Mei Kawajiri’s nails are her canvasses, statement pieces, and sources of joy. Now they’re also potential sources of infe...
05:52 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Israel is using cellphone data to track the coronavirus
Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images Benjamin Netanyahu has authorized the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security agency, to use cellphone location data to help combat the coro...
05:29 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Google indefinitely delays the digital version of its Cloud Next conference
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google has decided to delay even the digital version of its largest conference of the year, the enterprise-focused Cloud Next conference, as the sev...
05:16 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Black Widow delayed amid coronavirus pandemic
Image: Marvel Disney has decided to delay the release of Marvel Studios’ Black Widow following the spread of the novel coronavirus. Black Widow was originally scheduled to be released...
05:10 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Facebooks misinformation problem goes deeper than you think
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In a new report, researchers at New America lay out a prescription for fixing Facebook Continue reading… ...
04:46 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge The FCC should send Wi-Fi hotspots to schools to close the homework gap
Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call Living with the coronavirus is going to reveal hard truths about the digital divide. This is especially true for students, who are being told in record ...
04:37 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Watching people try to act normal on live TV during a pandemic
When the sky is falling and the walls are closing in, I turn to late-night TV. Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, John Oliver, sometimes even Jimmy Fallon and James Corden; their...
04:30 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Google Translates real time transcription feature is out now for Android
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google Translate’s new transcription feature, first demoed back in January, is out now for Android users as part of an update to the artificial ...
04:25 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Soothing live animal webcams to watch while youre stuck at home
Jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium | Photo by George Rose/Getty Images Human visitors have vanished from the halls of the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, and the penguins are taking over....
04:13 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Facebook is giving $1,000 to every employee to help them amid the coronavirus pandemic
Image: The Verge Facebook is planning to give a $1,000 bonus to every employee to help them amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, according to The Information. The move was report...
04:08 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Samsungs PC-to-phone game streaming service will shut down later this month
Image: Samsung Samsung’s PlayGalaxy Link service, which allowed you to stream games from your PC to select Galaxy smartphones, is shutting down on March 27th, the company has announced...
04:00 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Mixer is getting a big update, and it includes a new look
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Live-streaming is taking off, culturally speaking. More people than ever are familiar with the concept — whether that’s from Instagram Live (w...
03:59 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Teslas California factory remains open after coronavirus shelter-in-place order
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Tesla is keeping its Fremont, California, car factory open following a new order from the Alameda County government ordering nonessential businesses to...
03:18 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Amazons budget-friendly Fire 8 HD tablet is $30 off today
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Amazon’s Fire HD 8 tablet is a tough value to beat at its usual $80 price, but today, that deal gets even better with a $30 price drop. You ...
03:05 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Tech giants are getting creative to manage the COVID-19 crisis
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge A good thing to do during the global outbreak of a deadly virus is to test people who think they may have it. Beyond providing important infor...
02:39 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge AMC Theaters will close across the US for up to 12 weeks
AMC Theaters, the largest theater chain in the United States, will shut its doors nationwide for between six to 12 weeks. The move complies with local, state, and federal directives to he...
02:24 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Amazon is prioritizing stocking medical supplies and household staples at its warehouses
Photo by Michele Doying / The Verge Amazon has announced that it’s prioritizing stocking high-demand products like medical supplies and “household staples” in its fulfillment cente...
02:08 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Fortnite has helicopters now
Helicopters are now in Fortnite. The battle royale game’s latest update added the flying vehicles as well as a handful of other welcome features, including maps changes and a redesigned ...
02:03 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Lime is yanking its electric scooters from California and Washington due to coronavirus
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Lime is temporarily suspending service in California and Washington, as well as Italy, France, and Spain, in response to the novel coronavirus...
01:55 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on staying connected during a pandemic
Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images On this week’s interview episode of The Vergecast, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and policy reporter Makena Kelly are joined by Federal Com...
01:42 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Uber suspends carpooling in US and Canada in response to coronavirus pandemic
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber is suspending its Uber Pool service in the US and Canada in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The move comes after the company expa...
01:28 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge The reMarkable 2 promises a better giant E Ink tablet
reMarkable’s original oversized E Ink tablet was an interesting idea from 2017: it’s a 10.3-inch tablet that had the ambitious idea to try to replace paper entirely with a digital tabl...
01:00 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge The Xboxs plugs and ports, a visual history
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge If you need proof that the Xbox has always been different from other consoles, look at the ports and plugs. From the original Xbox to the Xbox One, and...
01:00 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Movies Anywheres new Screen Pass feature will let you loan your digital movies to friends
Movies Anywhere — the Disney-led digital movie locker service that syncs up your purchased films across platforms like iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, and Vudu — is launching a new ...
01:00 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Sonos will release a new app and operating system for its speakers in June
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Sonos is today detailing the future of its multiroom home audio strategy, which revolves around a new app and operating system called Sonos S2 that will ...
12:20 pm - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Sony to reveal new PS5 details in a deep dive tomorrow
Sony is planning to reveal more about its PlayStation 5 hardware in a special event on March 18th. Today, the company announced an upcoming “deep dive” on the next-gen console where sy...
11:54 am - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Nintendos online service is currently experiencing an outage
Photo by Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge Nintendo’s online service is experiencing outages, the company confirmed today. We’ve verified that the Nintendo eShop appears to be down in bot...
11:54 am - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Nintendos Switch Online service is currently experiencing an outage
Photo by Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge Nintendo’s online service is experiencing outages, the company confirmed today. We’ve verified that the Nintendo eShop appears to be down for Sw...
11:02 am - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge The UKs largest chain of phone shops is permanently closing all 531 standalone stores
Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images UK phone retailer Carphone Warehouse is closing its 531 standalone stores, its parent company Dixons Carphone announced tod...
11:00 am - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge The Xbox Series X specs look impressive, but thats not enough
It has been about twenty years since I sent my last newsletter, which I sent way back on Friday, March 13th. Since then, the coronavirus pandemic and various governmental responses to it g...
09:10 am - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge New leak is the clearest look yet at the Motorola Edge Plus
The Motorola Edge Plus will reportedly feature a curved display and hole-punch notch. | Image: Evan Blass Motorola’s unannounced flagship, the Edge Plus, has leaked again, this time in...
04:37 am - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Facebook reveals overhauled Oculus Quest system UI
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge With the Game Developers Conference not taking place as planned, Facebook is instead making a series of Oculus-related announcements this week...
12:55 am - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Google is delaying the launch of its coronavirus information website to later this week
Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images Google has made the call to slightly delay the launch of its informational coronavirus website to “later this week.” The site, which the sear...
12:44 am - Tue, March 17, 2020
The Verge Major tech platforms say theyre jointly combating fraud and misinformation about COVID-19
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A group of the biggest technology companies in the US say they have banded together in a commitment to fight coronavirus-related fraud and misinfo...
11:55 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Judge denies Ohio governors attempt to postpone the states presidential primary
Photo by Matthew Hatcher/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images An attempt by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to delay Tuesday’s presidential primary until June 2nd has been denied by a Frankl...
10:18 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Regal Cinemas to close all US theaters until further notice starting March 17th
Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images Regal Cinemas, the second-largest theater chain in the country, will close all of its theaters in the US starting tomorrow, March 17th, out...
09:40 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Discord goes down with many servers unavailable
Popular chat service Discord is currently experiencing widespread server outages, taking many communities offline. Discord says it’s “currently investigating an issue where a number of...
09:40 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Discord experienced an outage that made many servers unavailable
Popular chat service Discord experienced widespread server outages on Monday, taking many communities offline. During the outage, Discord said it was “investigating an issue where a numb...
09:16 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Ohio governor wants to postpone the states presidential primary until June
Photo by Matthew Hatcher/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine wants the state to delay Tuesday’s presidential primary until June 2nd in an attempt to curb the...
09:03 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Amazon wants to hire 100,000 new workers to meet coronavirus demand
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is looking to hire 100,000 new warehouse and delivery workers to meet increased demands for shipments as a result of the novel coronavirus ...
08:21 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Peloton offers free 90-day subscription trial for its at-home workout app
Peloton Peloton knows people are stuck at home, so it’s now offering new subscribers a 90-day trial, rather than 30 days, to its app. The app doesn’t require people to own a Peloton-...
07:58 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge San Francisco and Bay Area will shelter in place to slow coronavirus spread
Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images California public health officials will be placing six counties in the San Francisco Bay Area — about 6.7 million people — under a “shelter...
07:49 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Heres how Xbox Series X removable storage will work
Microsoft revealed some key details about the next-gen Xbox Series X console today. Along with clock speeds, new technologies, and much more, the biggest news is that the next Xbox will su...
07:37 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Universal will release films currently in theaters as $20 rentals starting Friday
Universal Studios is planning to release some of its newest films that are still in the middle of their theatrical runs — including The Invisible Man, The Hunt, and Emma. on digital plat...
07:22 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Apple is reportedly making a 5.5-inch entry-level iPhone
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Apple is reportedly planning to launch a new 5.5-inch entry-level iPhone, according to evidence found in iOS 14 by 9to5Mac. It has been rumored for som...
07:06 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge YouTube will rely more on AI moderation while human reviewers cant come to the office
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube will rely more on AI to moderate videos during the coronavirus pandemic, since many of its human reviewers are being sent home to limit th...
07:05 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge There is hope for Westworld, but youre going to have to stick it out
Westworld built a reputation on being mysterious. This made the first season irresistible, the second incomprehensible, and the forthcoming third season... well, you might have some questi...
06:59 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Moog and Korg are offering synth apps for free while were all stuck at home
Image: Moog As the coronavirus pandemic has shut down clubs, parties, and festivals around the world, there are heaps of musicians (and music lovers) now sitting at home trying to find w...
06:58 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Headspace is now free for health care professionals because of the pandemic
The premium offering of Headspace, the mindfulness and guided meditation app, is now free for any health care provider who works in public health in the US through the end of the year. The...
06:55 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Tesla Model Y deliveries begin in the US
Tesla has officially started delivering the first Model Ys to customers in the US ahead of its original schedule, and despite the world becoming increasingly wrapped up in the grips of the...
06:50 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Microsoft assures Xbox fans that the Series X is, in fact, smaller than a fridge
Image: Microsoft When Microsoft first revealed the Xbox Series X, a lot of people started comparing the console’s design to a fridge. Microsoft seems to understand the comparison, and ...
06:12 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Beats Powerbeats review: reliable wire
If you’re not sold on true wireless earbuds, the Powerbeats make a compelling case Continue reading… ...
06:06 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Twitter takes down coronavirus tweets from John McAfee, David Clarke, and others
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter has removed several tweets by prominent accounts that made misleading claims about the novel coronavirus pandemic, as the company says it...
05:11 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Microsoft to hold Office press event on March 30th
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is planning to hold a digital press event on March 30th. While the software giant typically holds press events in the spring in New York...
04:54 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge LGs new V60 ThinQ 5G launches on March 20th for $799.99 on T-Mobile
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Today, T-Mobile and Verizon shared pricing and availability for LG’s newest flagship, the LG V60 ThinQ 5G. LG first showed off the phone at the end of ...
04:52 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge How to watch GDCs streaming talks
illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge GDC is kicking off a week of streamed talks today. Following the conference’s cancellation, organizers announced last week that they would strea...
04:42 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Dirty air cuts back California crops
Photo by George Rose/Getty Images California loses up to $1 billion in crops each year because of air pollution, according to new research that looked at trends from 1980 to 2015. Table ...
04:35 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge TikTok guidelines said not to promote posts by ugly and poor users
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok directed its moderators to prevent people with “ugly facial looks” or who shot videos in “slums” or “dilapidated housing” from ...
04:23 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Theres a viral coronavirus rumor about Trump issuing a national lockdown its fake
Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images A rumor that President Trump is going to announce a mandatory two-week quarantine for the whole country is going viral, spreading primarily through ...
04:17 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Harley-Davidsons latest swipe at relevance: Android Auto
Image: Harley-Davidson Android Auto is finally making it to the world of motorcycles a little over two years after Apple’s CarPlay started showing up on two-wheelers. Harley-Davidson r...
04:08 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Motorola Edges curved display shown off in leaked images
The image claims to show a Motorola Edge with a hole-punch selfie camera and a screen that curves round its edges. | Image: XDA Developers Photographs of Motorola’s unannounced Edge sm...
02:17 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Sonys WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones are cheaper than ever at Woot
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Update 10:18AM ET, March 16th: Unfortunately, these went out of stock right as we published this post. We’ll keep an eye on Woot to see if more stock...
02:00 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a chill, charming life sim that puts you in control
Two weeks with the latest Animal Crossing Continue reading… ...
01:12 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Uber expands sick pay for drivers during coronavirus pandemic
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber expanded its previously announced policy on sick pay for drivers during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, drivers who test positive for COVID-19...
01:00 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Microsoft hits its goal of 1 billion devices running Windows 10
Microsoft is revealing today that 1 billion active machines are now running Windows 10. “Today we’re delighted to announce that over one billion people have chosen Windows 10 across 20...
01:00 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge The NYC subways new tap-to-pay system has a hidden costrider data
OMNY will collect a significant amount of information from riders, including smartphone device identifiers and location Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge AMD announces Ryzen 9 4900H and 4900HS mobile chips
AMD AMD is announcing two new laptop CPUs this morning: the Ryzen 9 4900H and the 4900HS. The chips are the top-performing members of AMD’s new 4000 mobile series, which is based on th...
12:12 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Microsoft unveils full Xbox Series X specs with 1TB expansion cards
Microsoft is revealing the full specs for its Xbox Series X console today, and it includes support for removable storage and much faster load times for games. The software giant will be us...
12:00 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Beats announces $149 Powerbeats 4 with 15 hours of battery life
Image: Beats They’ve already leaked plenty and Walmart even put them on shelves before an official announcement, but now Apple’s Beats brand is launching the new Powerbeats 4 earbuds...
12:00 pm - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Beats announces $149 Powerbeats with 15 hours of battery life
Image: Beats They’ve already leaked plenty and Walmart even put them on shelves before an official announcement, but now Apple’s Beats brand is launching the new Powerbeats 4 earbuds...
11:28 am - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Apple hit with record $1.2 billion fine by French antitrust authorities
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge France’s competition authority, the Autorité de la Concurrence, has fined Apple €1.1 billion (around $1.2 billion) for illegally restricting ...
10:04 am - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Microsoft Bing launches interactive COVID-19 map to provide pandemic news
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft has launched a new interactive Bing map to provide information on the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. T...
09:18 am - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Microsoft Teams goes down just as Europe logs on to work remotely
Microsoft Teams Microsoft’s chat and communications tool, Microsoft Teams, is down across Europe this morning. The outage started just as thousands of workers started to sign into the ...
06:47 am - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Steam hit its all-time concurrent user peak over the weekend
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Steam smashed its all-time record for concurrent users over the weekend with a 24-hour peak set at 20,313,451, according to data from the PC gamin...
04:50 am - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Verilys coronavirus screening website launches with very limited access
Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images Google’s sister company Verily has launched a screening website for people who want to get tested for COVID-19. However, Verily’s website is ...
12:01 am - Mon, March 16, 2020
The Verge Electric scooters scooting closer to legality on British roads
Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge The British government is opening a public consultation into the use of electric scooters in what is likely to be the first step toward legalizing them in...
09:31 pm - Sun, March 15, 2020
The Verge Xbox Live is down
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft’s Xbox Live service is experiencing issues today, meaning a lot of homebound people who are practicing social distancing aren’t able...
09:31 pm - Sun, March 15, 2020
The Verge Xbox Live says service has been restored after more than two hours offline
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft’s Xbox Live service was experiencing issues today, meaning a lot of homebound people who are practicing social distancing weren’t ab...
08:20 pm - Sun, March 15, 2020
The Verge Some Amazon Prime deliveries are delayed and its running out of staples due to coronavirus
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon says its Prime delivery service is experiencing delays, and it’s running out of stock on some household staples due to the coronavirus ou...
04:26 pm - Sun, March 15, 2020
The Verge Trumps Google testing announcement mixed up several real projects
Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Saturday night, Google laid out everything it’s doing in response to the coronavirus outbreak in its own words — after days of confusion over ex...
04:00 pm - Sun, March 15, 2020
The Verge How to live stream tonights 2020 Democratic debate
Photo by Win McNamee / Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden will participate in tonight’s Democratic debate in Washington, DC. It was originally schedul...
03:00 pm - Sun, March 15, 2020
The Verge The Bookshelf Limbo gamifies the decision paralysis of gift-giving
It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that can be starte...
02:56 pm - Sun, March 15, 2020
The Verge Apples Powerbeats 4 earbuds spotted at a Walmart
Image: WinFuture Apple’s still-unannounced Powerbeats 4 earbuds were spotted at a Walmart in Rochester, New York over the weekend, confirming some specs that previously leaked includin...
01:59 pm - Sun, March 15, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus screenings force travelers to wait hours in long lines at US airports
Passengers wait in long lines at O’Hare in Chicago on March 14th. | Brooke Geiger McDonald/Twitter Travelers entering the US from Europe waited for hours in long lines Saturday as new ...
01:00 pm - Sun, March 15, 2020
The Verge From The Strategist: These Carry-on Bags (Almost) Turned My Twins Airplane Seats Into Beds
One of the two young testers Photo: Rachel Sturtz My husband and I have flown with our twin sons since they were infants. I’ve breastfed them next to a couple of middle-aged men w...
09:37 pm - Sat, March 14, 2020
The Verge Apple puts restrictions on coronavirus-themed apps in its App Store
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In an effort to ensure the “credibility” of health and safety information in its App Store, Apple is tightening requirements for all coronavir...
08:56 pm - Sat, March 14, 2020
The Verge Apple Card holders in its Customer Assistance Program may be able to skip March payment
Apple Card customers may be able to skip their March payments without interest charges as long as they’re enrolled in its Customer Assistance Program according to 9to5Mac. The company se...
07:20 pm - Sat, March 14, 2020
The Verge Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is available to buy now, a few days earlier than expected
Lucasfilm On top of bringing Frozen 2 to Disney Plus three months early, Disney is also making Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker available to purchase a few days early. The Rise of Skywa...
06:29 pm - Sat, March 14, 2020
The Verge The White House still cant explain whats going on with the coronavirus screening website
Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The White House continued to give conflicting information Saturday about a website Google is supposedly building to help people determine whether an...
03:03 pm - Sat, March 14, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus relief bill passes House, but will wait days for a Senate vote
Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images A coronavirus relief package passed the House 363-40-1 early Saturday, after hours of negotiations between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Ste...
02:00 pm - Sat, March 14, 2020
The Verge 9 new trailers you should watch this week
Image: Pixar If the world weren’t on lockdown, I’d suggest you all go out to see First Cow, which just came out last weekend. It’s the latest movie from Kelly Reichardt, and despit...
01:31 pm - Sat, March 14, 2020
The Verge Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to donate coronavirus test kits and masks to the US
Photo by Wang HE/Getty Images Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma says he is donating 500,000 coronavirus testing kits and one million protective face masks to the United States, Reuters reports....
01:00 pm - Sat, March 14, 2020
The Verge Joe Bidens first virtual town hall was an absolute technical nightmare
When I logged onto Joe Biden’s first-ever virtual town hall, I was greeted with one Illinois senator adjusting the angle of her webcam and another showing off an adorable (but screaming)...
07:03 am - Sat, March 14, 2020
The Verge Apple to close US retail stores and all others outside China until March 27th
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple is temporary closing all of its retail stores “outside of Greater China” until March 27th, CEO Tim Cook announced in a letter posted...
02:24 am - Sat, March 14, 2020
The Verge Disney bringing Frozen 2 to Disney Plus three months early amid coronavirus pandemic
Disney has decided to bring its incredibly popular Frozen 2 to its Disney Plus streaming service three months early “surprising families with some fun and joy during this challenging per...
11:17 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Comcast and T-Mobile to suspend internet data caps for the next 60 days
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Comcast and T-Mobile have announced suspensions of their internet data cap policies in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Comcast says it will ...
11:01 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Elon Musk underplays coronavirus threat, tells employees that car crashes are more dangerous
Photo by Win McNamee / Getty Images Elon Musk sent a memo to SpaceX employees on Friday underplaying the dangers of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, which is now co...
10:20 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Contrary to Trumps claim, Google is not building a nationwide coronavirus screening website
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google is not working with the US government in building a nationwide website to help people determine whether and how to get a novel coronavirus te...
10:14 pm - Fri, March 13, 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...
10:11 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Netflix, Disney stop production on projects in precautionary coronavirus measures
Both Netflix and Disney have halted productions on current films and TV shows in an attempt to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus. Netflix confirmed to The Verge that it ...
09:29 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Trump flip-flops on question of receiving a novel coronavirus test
Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images While at Mar-a-Lago last week, President Trump took a picture. In it, he’s standing next to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s press secretary, w...
09:15 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board
Photo by Saeed Adyani / Netflix Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, is stepping down from the board of the company. Gates previously served as CEO of Microsoft until 2008...
09:08 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge The Oculus Quest is back in stock
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The Oculus Quest untethered virtual reality headset is available on Oculus’ website. The ship date at the time of publishing is March 16th. ...
08:42 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge You can now take up to 12 ounces of hand sanitizer through airport security
Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images The Transportation Security Administration announced that it was updating its policies concerning liquids in carry-on baggage in response to the no...
08:41 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Instagram cracks down on coronavirus AR effects
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Instagram is attempting to stop the spread of misinformation about the novel coronavirus pandemic that’s surfacing through its augmented reality...
08:40 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Google is building a screening website to gain access to coronavirus testing, Trump says
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google is working with the US government in building a specialized website to help people determine whether and how to get a coronavirus test, Presi...
08:33 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Royal Caribbean suspends US cruise operations after national emergency declared
Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Royal Caribbean will suspend all cruises passing through the United States for at least 30 days as the country declares...
08:28 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Facebook is shutting down MSQRD, the AR selfie app it acquired in 2016
Photo: MSQRD Facebook will shut down MSQRD, its AR face-filtering app, this April, the company announced today. On April 13th, Facebook will remove the MSQRD app from both the Android a...
08:18 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge AMC will promote social distance by capping movie theater attendance at 50 percent
wAMC has emerged as the first US movie theater chain to respond to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, with plans to reduce auditorium attendance by 50 percent of the standard level to...
08:05 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge AT&T tells its gigantic workforce, including WarnerMedia, to work from home
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge AT&T is the latest enormous company to instruct its employees to start working from home if they haven’t already. The work-from-home edict d...
07:48 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus is taking a big bite out of public transportation ridership in the US
Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images Public transportation ridership is down sharply in some major cities, with many residents opting to work from home or avoid taking transit t...
07:37 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Trump issues emergency declaration for coronavirus pandemic
Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump declared a federal state of emergency as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the US. The move frees up addit...
06:47 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Delta is cutting more flights now than it did after 9/11
Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images Delta Air Lines is reducing its flight capacity by 40 percent due to a coronavirus-related dropoff in demand, marking the biggest redu...
06:37 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Automakers tell non-factory employees to work remote to avoid coronavirus spread
Photo credit should read JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler have started telling non-factory employees to work remotely in order to avoid contract...
06:37 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Blockbuster movies delayed by coronavirus precautions likely wont become streaming exclusives
Over the last few weeks, a number of high-profile movie releases have been delayed due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. No Time to Die, the new James Bond movie, will now be release...
06:17 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge The best movies and TV shows to stream when youre working remotely
In the era of social distancing that many of us now live in as part of a worldwide effort to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, tons of people are now stuck at home for day...
06:04 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Waymo drivers say theyre being discouraged from canceling robotaxi rides during coronavirus outbreak
A recent incident in Arizona is highlighting the divide between Waymo employees and third-party safety drivers Continue reading… ...
05:59 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Airbnb extends free cancellation policy to bookings in the US
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Airbnb is extending its extenuating circumstances policy to the US due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The policy ensures guests can canc...
05:29 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Ashly Burch saves video games by making fun of them
Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet isn’t just a great comedy about video games, but a strand connecting an older, weirder era of its culture to the more mainstream world of workplace comedi...
05:19 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Call of Duty League and Overwatch League are shifting to online-only games
Photo: Tyler Demogenes / Atlanta Faze The city-based Call of Duty League is shifting to a new format amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the league said that upc...
05:12 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge How to help your remote workers feel involved
Image: The Bold Type Working from home is not new for me — in fact, it’s something I’m used to. Besides spending years as a freelancer and a contract worker for several publication...
05:09 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge This website lets you relive Apollo 13 in real time through historical transcripts, footage, and audio
Fred Haise, James Lovell, and John Swigert after splashing down from Apollo 13 | Image: NASA The 50th anniversary of NASA’s infamous Apollo 13 mission is almost here, and a new website...
05:06 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and others agree not to overcharge customers during coronavirus
Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai introduced a new broadband and telecom industry measure on Friday called the Keep Americans C...
04:58 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Louisiana to postpone its presidential primaries until June
Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images Louisiana will postpone its April presidential primaries, becoming the first state to do so in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, CNB...
04:55 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Activists pick up their phones and move online as coronavirus curbs protests
Activists prepping for a rally that was supposed to take place yesterday on Wall Street thought they were being careful. They would stand a few feet away from each other while protesting a...
04:38 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Roundguard reimagines Peggle as an RPG, and its amazing
For a certain kind of person, all I need to say is “Peggle” and “RPG,” and you’ll get excited. It just makes sense, right? Take the lighthearted play of Popcap’s classic puzzle...
04:11 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Apple announces online-only WWDC 2020 due to coronavirus spread
Apple has announced that this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference will be held online due to the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus. Apple says the event, to start on an unspecif...
03:58 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: Galaxy S20 review and leaks of iOS 14, watchOS 7, and Pixel 4A
Photo by Brennan King / The Verg In yet another week dominated by coronavirus news, The Vergecast is offering an audio reprieve for 90 minutes to discuss some lighter topics in the world...
03:52 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Nintendo wins patent fight against company that sued over Switch design
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Nintendo has come out triumphant in a patent dispute with hardware developer Gamevice, which initially sued Nintendo for allegedly infringing on a pate...
03:49 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Surface Laptop 3, gaming PCs, and more are discounted for Pi Day
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The Microsoft Store is offering discounts on gaming laptops, some of its own Surface lineup of PCs, and more in celebration of Pi Day tomorrow...
03:41 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Facebook and Twitter suspend Russian trolls trying to stoke US race tensions
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook and Twitter have disabled dozens of accounts tied to an elaborate Russia-linked troll network based in Ghana that targeted African Americ...
03:02 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Due to coronavirus, Pokmon Go just got easier to play inside
James Bareham / The Verge Pokémon Go creator Niantic is doing its part to keep players inside with temporary tweaks to the game that will make it easier to play without leaving home. Th...
02:56 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge YouTube ditches its Trending tab for Explore on mobile
YouTube YouTube has officially phased out its Trending tab for a new section called Explore on its iOS and Android apps. Similar to Trending, the Explore page includes videos that are po...
01:19 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge James Bond Kevlar case makes cheap Nokia phone look bulletproof
Image: @rquandt Images of what appears to be a new 007-branded Kevlar case for HMD’s Nokia 6.2 phone have leaked online, and it almost makes the midrange handset look bulletproof. The ...
01:00 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Tim Cooks trick for making iPhones is now at risk from the pandemic
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon In 2011, it suddenly became much more difficult to buy a Ford in three specific shades of red. Those colors, as well as one called “tuxedo black,” ...
12:30 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Etsy is trying to get bigger, and its pushing away small sellers
Last December, Jessica Luu thanked her customers for keeping her jewelry store in the top 1 percent of Etsy shops for yet another year, according to rankings from a third-party analytics s...
12:03 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge English footballs Premier League suspended until April
Image: Premier League Premier League football (soccer) matches have been suspended in England until April 3rd due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, a group of the...
12:00 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge The Verge Guide to Twitter
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter has become one of the most ubiquitous methods of communication in use today. It’s where many of us follow the news (including the presi...
12:00 pm - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Tech companies should keep sick pay benefits after the coronavirus pandemic has passed
Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images It took a global pandemic for big tech companies to protect their hourly workers, support staff, and independent contractors with an economi...
11:22 am - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Alex Jones ordered to stop selling fake coronavirus cures
Image: Infowars New York attorney general Letitia James has ordered radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to stop claiming that InfoWars’ products can protect against the novel...
11:00 am - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Use your phone to call somebody, not just to read coronavirus news
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge This week has felt like a year. One thing I’ve been thinking about is how most stories in tech — heck most news stories in general — tend to have...
10:00 am - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge How social networks can do good while were all trapped indoors
A sign says that the pizzeria ‘La Fermata’ is closed due to the coronavirus emergency. The Italian government shutted down majority of stores to halt the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus ...
07:10 am - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge All 42 Apple Stores in China have reopened
Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images Apple has reopened all 42 of its branded retail stores in China as of today, a company spokesperson confirmed to Bloomberg and Reuters. The ...
07:00 am - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Sennheisers Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds combine noise cancellation and excellent sound
Image: Sennheiser A little under a year and a half after it released its first pair of true wireless earbuds, Sennheiser is back with a follow-up: the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2...
03:23 am - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Slack commits to paying contractors during shutdown after laid-off baristas protest
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Slack says it will continue to pay contractors while its offices are shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes after five ...
02:04 am - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Snap shelves partner summit plans and asks employees to work from home
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Snap CEO Evan Spiegel has asked all employees to work from home and postponed the company’s planned partner summit, according to an internal mem...
01:36 am - Fri, March 13, 2020
The Verge Microsofts biggest event of the year goes virtual due to the coronavirus spread
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft’s Build developer conference is the latest tech event to be affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The software giant was plann...
10:37 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Judge orders Chelsea Manning released from jail
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images A judge has ordered the release of former US Army analyst Chelsea Manning from a Virginia jail. Manning has been imprisoned since May 2019 for refusing ...
10:08 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Disney delays Mulan and New Mutants over coronavirus fears
Image: Disney Disney is delaying Mulan’s release due to the novel coronavirus pandemic spreading across the world, according to Variety. There is no new release date at this time. The ...
10:04 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge AT&T is suspending broadband data caps for home internet customers due to coronavirus
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge AT&T is suspending data caps for broadband internet customers on Thursday, as waves of employees face new work-from-home policies from US comp...
09:50 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Comcast modestly raises slow internet speeds for low-income users because of coronavirus
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Comcast is increasing the speed of its discounted internet service for low-income households to 25Mbps down, an increase from 15Mbps down. Upload ...
09:25 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Call of Duty League is shifting to online-only games
Photo: Tyler Demogenes / Atlanta Faze The city-based Call of Duty League is shifting to a new format amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the league said that upc...
09:03 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge A new Twitter client finally gives us the power to edit tweets sort of
Brizzly+ Brizzly, a Twitter client that first launched in 2009, is back with a new goal to serve the needs of all the world’s Twitter power users. The company is launching its Brizzly ...
09:02 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Juul co-founder James Monsees plans to leave the company
Photo by Axel Heimken/picture alliance via Getty Images Juul Labs co-founder James Monsees is planning to step down as adviser and board member of the beleaguered e-cigarette company, Bl...
08:51 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Disneyland will close for the month over coronavirus
Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG Disney will close its Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California following concerns about contributing to the spread of the novel coronavirus. Th...
08:51 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Disneyland and Disney World will close for the month over coronavirus
Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG Disney will close parks in its Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland Paris followin...
08:19 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge A viral list of dubious coronavirus tips claims to be from Stanford it isnt
Photo by David Madison/Getty Images A list of dubious coronavirus tips is going viral on Facebook and Twitter, as well as spreading through email. It falsely claims to be from the Stanfo...
07:22 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Personal privacy matters during a pandemic but less than it might at other times
Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images During a disease outbreak, one of the best tools at the disposal of public health officials is low-tech detective work. When a person is diagn...
07:21 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge NHL suspends season following NBA coronavirus case
Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images After the National Hockey League announced on Thursday that it was pausing its 2019–20 season amid growing concerns over the novel coronavirus pande...
07:21 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge NCAA cancels March Madness, NHL pauses season, and MLB delays opening day
Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images After the National Hockey League announced on Thursday that it was pausing its 2019–20 season amid growing concerns over the novel coronavirus pande...
06:55 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge NYC just shut down Broadway for at least a month
Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a state ban on most large public gatherings of over 500 people as New York wor...
06:51 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Last night, Sephora was the alternate universe where everything is fine
Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images For anyone looking to escape coronavirus headlines last night — travel banned, Forrest Gump tested positive, basketball was canceled ...
06:50 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Tag Heuers third-generation luxury smartwatch gets more sensors and a refined redesign
Tag Heuer has announced the third generation of its Connected Wear OS smartwatch, with the goal of improving both the “smart” and the “watch” halves of the product. Changes include...
06:01 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge You can care about COVID-19 and also be sad when things are canceled
Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images We need to let our sadness run its course Continue reading… ...
05:34 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge ACLU sues for records on facial recognition at the border
Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images The American Civil Liberties Union has sued for information about the Trump administration’s controversial facial recognition p...
05:31 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Disney park employees panic as parks remain open amid coronavirus pandemic
Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images As various sports leagues and major conferences decide to postpone seasons and events in wake of the spreading coronavirus pandemic, Disn...
05:31 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Disney employees are at risk as parks remain open amid coronavirus pandemic
Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images As various sports leagues and major conferences decide to postpone seasons and events in wake of the spreading coronavirus pandemic, Disn...
05:06 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Public service announcement: these memes are now canceled
Due to ongoing concerns about viral content, The Verge is issuing new guidance regarding exposure to memes about touching one’s face. Effective immediately, please discontinue use of the...
04:50 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Dr Disrespect is the villain who could change the future of TV
Guy ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm opens up about his Twitch alter ego Continue reading… ...
04:36 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Universal delays F9 to April 2021 amid coronavirus pandemic
Photo: Universal Pictures Universal Pictures has delayed the release of F9, the ninth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise, to 2021 amid coronavirus fears. The movie was set to ...
04:03 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Paramount delays the release of A Quiet Place Part II indefinitely due to coronavirus fears
Paramount is delaying the release of A Quiet Place Part II indefinitely due to concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus. The film follows other major film delays, including the up...
03:52 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Google Lens will make Sundays NY Times Magazine interactive
The Lil Nas X cover of the New York Times Magazine is one of three for its music issue | New York Times Magazine On Sunday, the annual music issue of The New York Times Magazine will fea...
03:36 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Carnivals Princess Cruises to shut down for two months due to coronavirus
Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling via Getty Images Carnival Corporation has announced that it’s suspending operations of the Princess Cruises line of ships after two of them became hotspots for the s...
03:29 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Amazons helpful Echo Show 8 smart display is $50 off at Woot
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Amazon’s Echo Show 8 is the smart display that we recommend for most people, and now, it’s more affordable than usual. Woot (owned by Amazon) is sell...
03:13 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge To improve the US coronavirus response, Donald Trump should resign
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge | Photo of Donald J. Trump by Timothy A. Clary / Getty Images He’s only making the crisis worse Continue reading… ...
02:32 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge A guide to the COVID-19 pandemic
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon and Alex Castro / The Verge In December 2019, a new coronavirus appeared in Wuhan, China. It has since infected thousands across the globe, and the World...
02:10 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge US delays full Huawei ban yet again until May 15th
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The United States has once again pushed back the date when its full ban on doing business with Huawei will take effect, the Department of Commerce...
01:59 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Europe and Russias robotic mission to Mars is delayed until 2022
An artistic rendering of the Rosalind Franklin rover on the surface of Mars | Image: ESA Europe and Russia have decided to push back the launch of their joint robotic rover to Mars until...
01:53 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Teaching on Twitch was a mild disaster for one games professor
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Robert Yang has just said the magic number. Twitch chat suddenly has an echo, and it sounds like “nice.” Yang, a developer and New York Univer...
01:38 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Mario makes the jump to Lego with new interactive sets
Nintendo and Lego are teaming up to reveal Super Mario-themed sets that combine the traditional building blocks with digital technology, creating a new type of interactive playset somewher...
01:00 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge From The Strategist: this adjustable table has made me a better writer and mom
The author, in her home office, hard at work using her tray. Photo: Courtesy of Liz Carey Over the course of my career as a writer, I have probably spent the cost of my son’s futu...
12:23 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus response slowed by Trump administration insistence on secrecy
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon and Alex Castro / The Verge The White House ordered for dozens of top-level meetings about the novel coronavirus to be classified, a move that may have h...
12:00 pm - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Cloud gaming service Shadow lowers price to $11.99 a month to compete with Stadia and GeForce Now
Image: Shadow Cloud gaming service Shadow, from the French startup Blade, is drastically lowering its price in a bid to compete with a new wave of platforms from Google and Nvidia. Now, ...
11:00 am - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge The Galaxy S20 is a great Android phone today, but how long can it stay on top?
Photo by Brennan King / The Verge The coronavirus is officially a pandemic and it has overshadowed quite a lot of other news. We’ve got stories on all the big news from yesterday, incl...
10:19 am - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Discord ups Go Live streaming limit from 10 to 50 people during coronavirus
The Discord app is available across a range of devices. | Image: Discord Discord is upping the amount of people who can simultaneously view a live stream from 10 to 50 as a result of the...
10:00 am - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge A sneaky attempt to end encryption is worming its way through Congress
EARN IT Act co-sponsor Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talks with reporters in the Capitol on March 3rd | Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A thing about writing a ne...
06:55 am - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge New MacBook models with scissor-switch keyboards are reportedly coming soon
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg Apple is planning to reintroduce scissor-switch keyboards to more laptops soon, according to generally accurate analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. New MacBook Pro and...
04:18 am - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Twitter orders all employees worldwide to work from home
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge All Twitter employees must work from home until further notice in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the company announced today. Twitter ...
01:56 am - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge NBA suspends season as player tests positive for coronavirus
Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images The National Basketball Association has announced that it will suspend all games after tonight until further notice, following a player o...
01:52 am - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Trump bans travel from Europe for 30 days amid coronavirus pandemic
Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump announced that his administration would be rolling new travel restrictions, prohibiting...
01:52 am - Thu, March 12, 2020
The Verge Trump bans most travel from Europe for 30 days amid coronavirus pandemic
Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump announced that his administration would be rolling new travel restrictions, prohibiting...
11:13 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Google can reportedly revoke Android licenses if TV makers also partner with Amazon
Image: Google Google can apparently revoke the software licenses from Android TV makers if they also make devices running certain forked versions of its operating system, including Amazo...
10:57 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Amazon restricts sales of face masks and hand sanitizer due to coronavirus price gouging
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon has begun restricting the types of sellers on its third-party Marketplace platform that can sell health and sanitation products like face m...
09:42 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Amazon is giving paid sick leave to all employees diagnosed with coronavirus
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon will give all employees diagnosed with the novel coronavirus or put into quarantine up to two weeks of pay, the company announced today. T...
09:14 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Chrome tool helps developers make websites more color blind friendly
Google has launched a new Chrome tool that allows developers to mimic visual impairments like color blindness to help them fix accessibility issues on their sites. Developers can use this...
08:58 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Leaked watchOS 7 code reveals new International watchface
Image: 9to5Mac Earlier leaks have already revealed a lot of the bigger changes rumored to be coming to watchOS 7 and the Apple Watch Series 6, including sleep tracking and watchface shar...
08:46 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Go read this New York Times article on the Washington hospital at the center of the US coronavirus outbreak
Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images EvergreenHealth hospital in Kirkland, Washington, is at the center of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, due to the fact that the ...
08:45 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Montblancs first headphones are predictably luxurious and expensive
Montblanc Montblanc has unveiled its first set of headphones: the wireless, noise-canceling MB 01 Smart Headphones. They’re built for luxury and long flights, and are predictably expen...
08:45 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Quibi is already locked in a legal battle over its rotating video tech
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The crown jewel of Quibi’s forthcoming short form video streaming service is a piece of technology the company refers to as “Turnstyle,” whi...
08:16 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Blizzard cancels all Overwatch League events in March and April
Photo: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment. The Overwatch League is going on hiatus amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Today, Blizzard announced that the league was canceling all ev...
08:12 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Amazon continues push into sports with National Womens Soccer League on Twitch
Twitch is more than just a game streaming platform, and Amazon wants to use it as such by bringing more sports matches to the platform. Today, the Women’s National Soccer League announc...
08:08 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Call of Duty: Warzone is full of clever twists on battle royale
Image: Activision The new game mode brings some fresh innovations to the genre Continue reading… ...
07:29 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Heres whos most at risk from the novel coronavirus
Photo by Aaron Lavinsky / Star Tribune via Getty Images Nearly everyone in the US will be affected in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus — b...
07:24 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Google advises all employees in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa work from home due to coronavirus
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google has advised all employees in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to work from home starting March 12th, expanding a recommendation sent Tuesd...
07:02 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Apple is shutting down all of its stores in Italy indefinitely due to the coronavirus
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is indefinitely closing all 17 of its Apple Store retail locations in Italy due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, according to notic...
06:53 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Washington state and San Francisco are banning large gatherings as coronavirus spreads
Photo by John Moore/Getty Images Washington state and San Francisco are banning large gatherings to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. The bans are a way to create social d...
06:11 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge E3 and GDC cancellations are forcing the gaming industry to think like Nintendo
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today that E3, North America’s biggest gaming conference, is canceled. As effects from the coronavirus continue to ripple across th...
05:53 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Lenovo Yoga C740 review: par for the course
A basic bendable that’s tough to beat for the price Continue reading… ...
05:47 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Black Mesa is the perfect way to get into Half-Life before Alyx
Upon its release in 1998, Half-Life instantly became my favorite game of all time. That wasn’t saying much, really, since we’d only just set up our first family computer, and I’d bar...
05:30 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Canceling events early can help keep an outbreak from getting worse
Cleaning staff disinfects a subway station in New York City. | Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images The novel coronavirus has now reached the level of a global pandemic. That does not, ho...
05:28 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge California wont appeal T-Mobile-Sprint case, allowing merger to proceed
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The California attorney general’s office announced Wednesday that it would not appeal a federal court decision approving the $26 billion T-Mobil...
04:55 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus now come in red
Technology! There is so much of it. And it’s good! Look, if you’re a person who likes wireless headphones, or a person who likes colors, I have good news for you courtesy of 9to5Google...
04:54 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Lordstown Motors wants to avoid the carnage of other EV startups
Image: Lordstown Motors One of the stranger dramas that’s played out during Donald Trump’s presidency is that of the former General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio. In a bid to cut...
04:53 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Amazons Ring announces the Ring Video Doorbell 3 and Video Doorbell 3 Plus
Image: Ring Amazon’s Ring announced two new battery-powered doorbell video cameras today: the Ring Video Doorbell 3 and a new “plus” model, the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus. The Vide...
04:39 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge How Ori and the Will of the Wisps improves one of the best-looking Xbox games ever
A big sequel full of small details Continue reading… ...
04:33 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge WHO declares the outbreak of the new coronavirus is a pandemic
Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images The coronavirus sweeping across the world is a pandemic, the World Health Organization declared today. There are now over 118,000 cases of ...
04:08 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge The EU wants to introduce a right to repair for phones and tablets by 2021
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The European Commission has announced plans for new “right to repair” rules that it hopes will cover phones, tablets, and laptops by 2021. If ...
04:04 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Save $50 on the latest iPad mini at Best Buy
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge You can get $50 off of the latest Apple iPad mini at Best Buy, bringing the starting price down to $349. This model doesn’t often see a disc...
04:00 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge YouTube will slowly start monetizing coronavirus videos following creator anger
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube is reassessing its policies in an effort to let some creators monetize videos they make about the novel coronavirus outbreak. A few weeks...
03:52 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Some states are offering drive-thru coronavirus testing
Photo by Aaron Lavinsky / Star Tribune via Getty Images In South Korea, health officials have been testing hundreds of people for the novel coronavirus every day at fast-food-style drive...
03:37 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge E3 2020 has been canceled
Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images E3 is the latest major event to be canceled in the wake of the new coronavirus. Ars Technica and Bloomberg were first to r...
03:00 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Blue Origin reveals shiny new mission control room for future New Glenn rocket
Aerospace company Blue Origin has finished building its mission control center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where engineers will monitor launches of the company’s future New Glenn rocket....
03:00 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Samsung Galaxy S20 review: just right
By doing less than the S20 Ultra, Samsung achieves more Continue reading… ...
02:37 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Verizon launches Yahoo Mobile phone service
Verizon is launching a Yahoo-branded mobile phone service called Yahoo Mobile in an attempt to use consumers’ total apathy toward familiarity with the Yahoo brand to kickstart a new wire...
02:36 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Uber may suspend the accounts of riders and drivers exposed to coronavirus
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber is considering suspending the accounts of riders and drivers who have been infected or come in contact with COVID-19, the disease caused by t...
02:06 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Greta Thunberg urges climate protests to move online because of coronavirus outbreaks
Photo by Thierry Monasse/Getty Images Greta Thunberg is calling on other young climate activists to avoid big protests and move their demonstrations online amid efforts to contain the no...
02:04 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge How to hide your messy room for a Zoom video conference
The novel coronavirus outbreak has forced a lot more people to work from home these days, and many of them are keeping in touch via video conferencing software like Zoom. If you find yours...
02:00 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Logitechs new Powered wireless charger is the latest AirPower alternative
Apple’s canceled AirPower charger left a vacancy in the wireless charging market, which plenty of companies have since been trying to fill. The latest is Logitech, which announced its $1...
01:20 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Pixel 4A leak reveals $399 starting price
Evan Blass Notable phone leaker Evan Blass tweeted images of billboard mockups that claim to show the Google Pixel 4A’s starting price: $399. This is the same starting price as the Pix...
12:45 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Vermont attorney general is suing Clearview AI over its controversial facial recognition app
Illustration by Alex Castro / Th Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan has filed a lawsuit against Clearview AI and has asked the court to order the company to stop collecting Vermonters...
12:45 pm - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge How to work from home
Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images If you’re starting to work from home or just got a remote position, you’re probably looking forward to not spending time on a frustrat...
11:30 am - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge LGs 2020 4K and 8K OLED TVs are coming to the US this month
LG has announced that its 2020 range of TVs will start to become available in the US and South Korea this month. We saw the lineup back at CES in January, and some of the highlights includ...
11:00 am - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Congress cant fix Bluetooth pairing, but it doesnt hurt to try
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge The week of iOS 14-based leaks continues, with hints about new Apple hardware and a new home screen view. The rumored list for apps on the home screen vi...
10:00 am - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Google has been unusually proactive in fighting COVID-19 misinformation
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Last week, as COVID-19 began its spread around the globe, I noted here that the epidemic had prompted a notable change in the big tech platforms. ...
09:58 am - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge Elon Musk is on the hunt for a Cybertruck Gigafactory location in the US
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is currently scouting out locations for a new Gigafactory in the center of the United States, he announced on Twitter. Musk referred to the new plant as the “Cybertru...
07:52 am - Wed, March 11, 2020
The Verge E3 2020 has reportedly been canceled
Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images E3 is the latest major event to be canceled in the wake of the new coronavirus, according to reports. Ars Technica and Blo...
11:53 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Coachella has been postponed due to coronavirus
Photo by Timothy Norris/Getty Images for Coachella The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been postponed until October due to coronavirus, festival organizer Goldenvoice announ...
10:47 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Google advises all North America employees to work from home due to coronavirus
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google sent a memo to all of its North America-based employees recommending they work from until at least April 10th due to coronavirus, the company...
10:33 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge US insurance companies will cover costs of COVID-19 testing and treatment
Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images US health insurance companies will waive copays for testing and cover the cost of treatment for the novel coronavirus, said Vice President Mike Pence du...
10:03 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Anonymous secret sharing app Whisper left sensitive profile data exposed for years
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Whisper, an anonymous secret-sharing mobile app that rose to prominence more than half a decade ago, has been inadvertently exposing sensitive inf...
09:42 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus fears may affect how airlines curb their carbon emissions in 2021
Photo by Vernon Yuen/NurPhoto via Getty Images Efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus are changing the way people work and play — and those changes are temporarily curbing...
09:25 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Googles next streaming player will reportedly run Android TV and come with a remote
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge After trying to establish the Chromecast and later Chromecast Ultra as affordable, flexible streaming devices, the company is now focused on p...
09:18 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Epic Games Store adds a wishlist so you can track games you want to buy
Photo: Epic Games The Epic Games Store now allows you to add games to a wishlist, so you can save games you are interested in buying later and eventually get notifications when they’re...
09:15 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden campaigns cancel Ohio rallies amid coronavirus outbreak
Photo by ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images The Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden campaigns have canceled events in Cleveland, Ohio Tuesday after three cases of coronavirus were confirmed in t...
08:50 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Airbnb introduces more flexible reservation policies due to coronavirus
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge In light of the novel coronavirus outbreak and its massive impact on the travel industry, Airbnb has tweaked its reservation policies to help ...
08:49 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge New York Auto Show delayed to August as coronavirus spreads
Photo By Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The New York International Auto Show is the latest big event to be postponed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The show was supposed to o...
08:15 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Mark Zuckerbergs philanthropy groups will fund a quadruple increase in Bay Area coronavirus testing
Photo by Johannes Simon / Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is funding a significant increase in coronavirus testing in the San Francisco Bay Area through two philanthropic group...
07:34 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Instacart and DoorDash now offer paid sick leave for workers diagnosed with COVID-19
Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Instacart, DoorDash, and Postmates have announced new policies to help their gig workers with potential financial burdens they migh...
07:26 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Congress takes aim at Google search in antitrust hearing
Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images Congress is maintaining a push for more antitrust enforcement — including new legislation and a hearing where members excoriated Google and Amazon. To...
07:15 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Levis and Nintendo made Super Mario-themed overalls and theyre wonderful
Image: Levi’s / Nintendo We’ve known about the upcoming Super Mario-themed collaboration between Levi’s and Nintendo since last week, but it wasn’t until Tuesday morning that the...
06:46 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Go read this report on how coronavirus started spreading in Seattle
Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images It seems obvious now that the coronavirus is going to reshape the ways we interact with each other: conferences have been canceled, the stock ...
06:40 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Magic: Legends is the classic card game as an action RPG
Perfect World Entertainment Our hands-on with the game’s card game inspired gameplay Continue reading… ...
06:17 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge NASAs future monster rocket is once again over budget and behind schedule
NASA is still having trouble managing the development of its next big rocket, the Space Launch System, a new audit has found. The report is the latest in a string of damning reports from N...
06:11 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge FCC under fire from senators over rural broadband funding limitations
Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call The Federal Communications Commission’s latest plan to expand high-speed internet access across the country has come under criticism by members of Co...
05:55 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge GDC will stream some canceled talks on Twitch next week
illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Game Developers Conference will stream many of the talks it would have aired at its canceled event, organizers announced today. “Thanks to s...
05:47 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Reddit now lets brands pay to trend on Trending Today
Photo: Reddit Reddit now allows brands to pay to appear in the popular discussion site’s tending section. The ads, called Trending Takeovers, run on both desktop and mobile. Companies ...
05:43 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Infrastructure Week, a long-standing Washington punchline, is dead
Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Farewell “Infrastructure Week.” We hardly knew ye. The group that coined the weeklong advocacy effort-turned-perennial punch...
05:33 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Instacart is now offering up to 14 days of pay for workers diagnosed with coronavirus
Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Instacart has announced new updates to its sick leave policies that give more of its workers, including part-time employees, access...
05:24 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Mercedes-Benzs new electric van tops 200 miles on a full charge
Images: Daimler Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler just unveiled the newest version of the company’s eVito commercial electric passenger van for the European market, and the company ...
04:14 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Sony confirms Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC
Image: Guerilla Games It’s official: Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC. Hermen Hulst, who runs PlayStation Worldwide Studios, confirmed in an interview with Sony’s PlayStation blog t...
03:59 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Start planning your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island with this fan-made browser game
Before you can spend all of your time in Animal Crossing: New Horizons fishing and getting stung by wasps, you need to decide what your island will look like. Where should you put your ten...
03:45 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Quibi will have pre-roll ads that you cant skip on its videos
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The worst part about using YouTube as a free service is the 5- or 15-second non-skippable ads that play before many videos — but at least using ...
03:24 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Fearful reactions to the new coronavirus can put lives at risk
Photo by Tayfun Coskun / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images People in the US are worried about the new coronavirus outbreak. That concern is warranted: the virus is a scary new threat, it c...
02:57 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge A new stunt perfectly demonstrates how a broken streaming system encourages piracy
We’ve all been there: you have a sudden itch to watch a specific movie, and, after a cursory search of Netflix, you realize it’s not there. Next step: Google. Type in a search query fo...
02:41 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge More iOS 14 leaks hint at next Apple hardware and a new home screen view
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge More details about Apple’s future hardware and software plans are leaking out, thanks to an apparent leaked build of iOS 14 (which, theoreti...
02:36 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge The rise of impossibly cute and wholesome games
The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game. From frog detectives to adventuring fruit Continue reading… ...
02:23 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Google Pixel 4A hands-on reveals specs, camera, and a possible release window
TechnoLike Plus Following yesterday’s leak that allegedly showed the Google Pixel 4A in a fabric case, YouTube channel TechnoLike Plus has shared an extensive hands-on with the purport...
02:00 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge The art and craft of scientific glassblowing
Modern chemistry still needs glassblowers Continue reading… ...
01:53 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Microsoft to detail Xbox Series X and xCloud in new live stream next week
This year’s annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) might have been postponed amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, but that’s not stopping Microsoft from streaming what it had planned ...
01:30 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Dysons newest beauty product is a $499 hair straightener
Dyson today unveiled the Corrale, the latest product in its hair care collection. The Corrale is a cordless hair straightener that features a flexible copper plate designed to hold the hai...
01:19 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge You can save up to $20 on Nintendo Switch games for Mario Day
Discounts on Nintendo Switch games, especially ones published by Nintendo itself, are rare. But they’re in full swing today, March 10th (cheekily known as “Mar10” day in celebration ...
01:00 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Uber has resumed testing its self-driving cars in San Francisco
Uber’s self-driving cars made their first appearance on the streets of San Francisco since the company scaled back its autonomous testing program in the wake of a fatal crash in Arizona....
01:00 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Yelp says it shut down 550 user accounts after discovering a fraudulent review ring
Yelp Yelp knows its credibility is only as good as its reviews, so today, it’s releasing its first Consumer Alerts Report, which details incidents in which Yelp’s team intervened to ...
12:00 pm - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge 2K is making NFL games again and the first will be out in 2021
Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Madden is getting some competition: today publisher 2K and the NFL announced a new multiyear, multi-game partnership for new football titles. No spec...
11:00 am - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Will Apple Watch sleep tracking in watchOS 7 Sherlock third party apps?
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg Although we have no idea if Apple plans on holding a Spring hardware event or even its annual summer WWDC developer’s conference, we are starting to ha...
10:00 am - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Jack Dorsey bought himself more time as Twitter CEO, but it might not matter
Jack Dorsey photographed during London Tech Week | Photo by Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images On Thursday, after Jack Dorsey’s first public comments since he was targeted by act...
09:34 am - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Arlo and Blink cameras are boosting security to beat hackers
Cameras like the Arlo Baby should be very secure. | Image: Arlo Owners of both Arlo and Blink camera systems have been notified recently of required changes to their accounts meant to en...
09:18 am - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Tesla just made its one millionth car
The one millionth vehicle was a red Tesla Model Y. | Image: @elonmusk Tesla has produced one million electric cars, the company’s CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter. Musk made the anno...
09:00 am - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Google, Adidas, and EA team up on a new smart insole that tracks soccer kicks for FIFA Mobile rewards
Photo by Cameron Faulkner / The Verge Google, Adidas, and EA have teamed up on a smart shoe insole that connects to your phone and can turn your kicks and movement on the soccer field in...
05:07 am - Tue, March 10, 2020
The Verge Latest iOS 14 leaks include new fitness app, expanded Pencil support, and more
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Yesterday 9to5Mac posted details of several new features it found in supposed unreleased iOS 14 code, and now MacRumors is adding to the delug...
11:46 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge All of Italy is being placed on lockdown due to coronavirus
Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images Italy will be placed on lockdown amid the ongoing spread of coronavirus, the country’s prime minister said. That’s a massive expansion of yesterd...
10:07 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Former Nintendo boss Reggie Fils-Aim joins GameStops board of directors
Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aimé stepped down as Nintendo of America president in February 2019, set on retiring and relaxing after more than a deca...
10:03 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Elon Musk says SpaceX is thinking zero about spinning off its Starlink business right now
A batch of 60 Starlink satellites just before being deployed into orbit | Image: SpaceX SpaceX executives aren’t focused on spinning off SpaceX’s internet-from-space project into its...
09:57 pm - Mon, March 9, 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...
09:51 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge DoNotPay made an extension for sharing Netflix passwords with friends
Photo: DoNotPay DoNotPay, the company responsible for creating an AI-powered app that provides legal advice, has released a new product that allows you to privately share your login info...
09:17 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Canceling events early can help keep an outbreak from getting worse
Cleaning staff disinfects a subway station in New York City. | Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images SXSW, the annual event each year in Austin, Texas, was canceled one week before it was ...
09:05 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Amazon tells NY and NJ employees to work from home to prevent coronavirus spread
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon told employees in New York and New Jersey that they should work from home for the month of March if they can, CNBC reports. The internet gi...
07:59 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge BMWs first long-range EV wont come to the US
Image: BMW The BMW iX3, the company’s first long-range electric vehicle, won’t be coming to the US after all. While the German automaker had previously left the door open to a US rel...
07:52 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Lambda School threatens ex-employee for coming forward about conditions at the coding bootcamp
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Lambda School, the controversial coding bootcamp, is threatening a former employee for speaking out about problems at the school. In an article p...
06:40 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Cadillac cancels Lyriq EV debut because of the coronavirus outbreak
An early concept rendering of the Lyriq from 2019. | Image: Cadillac Cadillac has canceled the April 2nd debut of the Lyriq, the first electric SUV being built on parent company General ...
06:34 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Epic CEO Tim Sweeney pledges support for Nvidias GeForce Now game streaming service
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge As multiple publishers and developers pull their games from Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud game streaming service, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney recently tweeted i...
06:21 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Scientists will soon be able to monitor air pollution hourly from space
NASA, South Korea, and the European Space Agency are working together on a “virtual constellation” of space-based instruments to document global air quality in unprecedented detail. Fo...
06:18 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Facebook banned medical face mask listings, and theyre still littering the platform
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Last week, Facebook announced that it would begin “temporarily” banning the sale of medical face masks on its online marketplace “over the n...
06:11 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge iOS 14 will reportedly have improved mouse cursor support
Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge iOS 14 is set to have improved system-wide support for mouse cursors, according to 9to5Mac. iPadOS 13 introduced rudimentary mouse support, but you have t...
05:50 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Facebook labels Donald Trump post partly false after Joe Bidens protest
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge Facebook has applied a “partly false” label to a video of former Vice President Joe Biden that was edited to make it sound like he was sayin...
05:47 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge How emergency declarations are helping governments respond to COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Emergency Operations Center | Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Ten US states are in states of emergency over COVID-19, the disea...
05:44 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Wuhan students tried to boot remote learning app from the App Store by leaving bad reviews
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/NurPhoto via Getty Images In Wuhan, China, where the novel coronavirus outbreak began, schools are closed, so kids have had to use an Alibaba-owned corporate ...
05:22 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge The Persistence will finally be playable without a VR headset
Photo: Firesprite Games Sci-fi survival horror game The Persistence will come to PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One this summer, according to an announcement trailer uploaded by the ...
05:14 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Call of Duty: Warzone is a free battle royale that launches tomorrow
A new Call of Duty battle royale game is arriving tomorrow to compete with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Fortnite, and Apex Legends. Call of Duty: Warzone is a new free-to-play battle r...
04:57 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge New York will use low-wage prison labor to make hand sanitizer
Shelves are emptied of hand sanitizer in the UK. | Photo by Matthew Horwood / Getty Images Faced with shortages of hand sanitizer amid the new coronavirus outbreak, New York state has de...
04:50 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Apple watchOS 7 features leak: sleep tracking, watchface sharing, and more
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple appears to be readying some big changes to watchOS 7. 9to5Mac reports that the next major Apple Watch update, watchOS 7, will finally include slee...
04:44 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge SoulCycle announces a $2,500 at-home bike that streams on-demand classes
After teasing its connected bike to rival Peloton last summer, SoulCycle today released official details about its own at-home offering. By and large, it looks very similar to Peloton’s:...
04:22 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Robinhood is experiencing its third outage in a week as US stocks plummet
Image: Robinhood Stock trading app Robinhood is currently experiencing its third outage in a week as US stocks have plummeted. (Today’s fall was so bad that the stock exchange actually...
04:06 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Apple Watches may soon detect blood oxygen levels
Apple is working on a feature that will allow the Apple Watch to detect blood oxygen levels for the first time, according to snippets of iOS 14 code obtained by 9to5Mac. Currently, Apple ...
04:05 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Apples over-ear headphones appear in leaked iOS 14 code
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge 9to5Mac has managed to obtain code for an early build of Apple’s iOS 14 update, and it has revealed a preview (albeit a small one) of the compan...
03:54 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Devs spins a Silicon Valley murder mystery into something unsettling and strange
Devs is not a show that’s out to confuse you. The miniseries — which is billed as an FX show but airs exclusively on Hulu — bears a lot of the hallmarks of extremely cerebral, puzzle...
03:41 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Riot is trying to make Monday Night Football work for League of Legends
Photo: Paul de Leon/Riot Games The biggest esports events in the world, whether it’s a mid-season Overwatch League match or a major Counter-Strike tournament, almost always take place ...
03:29 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Apple will fix third-generation iPad Air screens that permanently go black
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple has launched a repair program for its third-generation iPad Airs that recently had their screens randomly and permanently turn black. The company ...
03:28 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge NASA center in California issues mandatory work-from-home policy after employee tests positive for COVID-19
Aerial view of NASA Ames Research Center | Image: NASA One of NASA’s research centers in California has issued a mandatory telework policy after one of its employees tested positive fo...
03:28 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge This handwashing lyrics generator is here to save you from singing Happy Birthday
The tool automatically places the lyrics of your choice over hand-washing instructions. | Image: Wash Your Lyrics By this point, everyone (hopefully) knows that you should be washing you...
02:58 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Spotifys redesigned homepage makes your favorites easier to access
Image: Spotify Spotify recently announced a new look for navigation on its iOS app, and now it’s changing things up with the home screen. Starting today, all Spotify users will see a r...
02:48 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is exploring at-home COVID-19 tests in Seattle
The King County Health and Medical Area Command coordinates the area’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. | Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP via Getty Images The Bill and Melinda Gates Fou...
02:37 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Save on iOttie car mounts, DJIs Osmo Pocket camera, and more
iOttie Amazon is highlighting some price cuts on iOttie’s suite of car dashboard mounts for your phone, a practical gadget that’s worth picking up if you want to keep your phone secu...
01:49 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Twitter will keep Jack Dorsey as CEO in deal with activist investor group
Photo by Prakash Singh / AFP via Getty Images Jack Dorsey will remain Twitter’s CEO as part of a deal the company reached with Elliott Management, an activist investor firm that, for t...
01:37 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Final Black Widow trailer brings Scarlett Johansson back to where it all started
Natasha Romanoff’s secretive past is a core part of her character’s story arc over the course of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but a final trailer for Black Widow promises to explore ...
01:20 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge How cities are fighting coronavirus on public transportation
Photo by Yana Paskova / Getty Images Our subways and buses are about to get the delousing of their lives Continue reading… ...
01:01 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Win a mystery bag from The Verge with hundreds of dollars worth of free gadgets
Photo by Avery White for The Verge The Verge’s deals team is one of the best around when it comes to finding you great discounts on the best technology products. But why buy cheap stuf...
12:53 pm - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Images of the Pixel 4A in a fabric case may have leaked
Images that claim to be of Google’s unannounced Pixel 4A, the midrange version of last year’s Pixel 4, have appeared online for the first time. The images, which were posted on Reddit ...
11:23 am - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Apples Powerbeats 4 specs and images leak
The Powerbeats 4 feature a new design with their cable coming down from the rear of the earbuds. | Image: WinFuture Images of Apple’s unannounced Powerbeats 4 earbuds have appeared onl...
10:34 am - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Nikon delays D6 camera due to lack of parts
The Nikon D6. | Image: Nikon Nikon just announced a delay of its D6 camera for professional sports photographers. The company originally planned for a March release, but that’s been pu...
09:57 am - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge Amazon will start selling cashierless Go system to other retailers
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Amazon will start selling the technology behind its cashierless Amazon Go stores to other retailers, according to Reuters. Amazon reportedly has “seve...
09:14 am - Mon, March 9, 2020
The Verge The Unihertz Atom XL is like a rugged iPhone SE
Either Unihertz is a really fun company to work at, or it decides each new phone concept by pulling random specs out of a hat. Maybe both. How else do you explain the existence of, say, th...
10:45 pm - Sun, March 8, 2020
The Verge Twitter puts manipulated tag on faked Biden video retweeted by Trump
Twitter screenshot Twitter has applied a “manipulated media” tag to a doctored video of former Vice President Joe Biden that was shared by White House social media director Dan Scavi...
09:10 pm - Sun, March 8, 2020
The Verge State Department warns against cruise ship travel because of coronavirus risk
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The US State Department issued an alert Sunday urging US citizens “particularly travelers with underlying health conditions” not to travel by cr...
08:29 pm - Sun, March 8, 2020
The Verge Tim Cook encouraging remote work at Apple global offices due to coronavirus
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Calling the coronavirus outbreak an “unprecedented event,” Apple CEO Tim Cook is encouraging employees at several of its global offices to “...
06:00 pm - Sun, March 8, 2020
The Verge Rings leaked Video Doorbell 3 has a few small upgrades
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge A sneak peek of the product page for the upcoming Ring Video Doorbell 3 shows some upgrades over the Video Doorbell 2. Dave Zatz at Zatz Not Funny discov...
02:45 pm - Sun, March 8, 2020
The Verge Rare Nintendo Play Station console sells for $360,000 at auction
Heritage Auctions A prototype of the Nintendo Play Station, a console that never came to market, fetched $360,000 at an auction over the weekend, CNN reports. Greg McLemore, founder of P...
01:00 pm - Sun, March 8, 2020
The Verge From The Strategist: The 9 Best Workout Headphones
You may not be training for the Olympics or a marathon, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need a pair of headphones that stay put and sound great. Many athletes use headphones for an ext...
12:42 pm - Sun, March 8, 2020
The Verge Italy locks down northern region in response to coronavirus outbreak
Photo by ANDREA PATTARO/AFP via Getty Images A massive region in northern Italy that includes Milan and Venice is under government-ordered lockdown as officials struggle to contain the s...
10:23 pm - Sat, March 7, 2020
The Verge Google location data turned a random biker into a burglary suspect
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A Florida man who used a fitness app to track his bike rides found himself a suspect in a burglary when police used a geofence warrant to collect ...
10:19 pm - Sat, March 7, 2020
The Verge Italy may consider lockdown of Lombardy region in response to coronavirus outbreak
A woman wearing a respiratory mask exits the Palace of Justice in Milan. | Photo by PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP via Getty Images Italy’s government is considering a lockdown of the northern Lo...
06:30 pm - Sat, March 7, 2020
The Verge Stanford cancels in-person classes due to coronavirus
Photo by David Madison/Getty Images In-person classes at Stanford University will be canceled beginning March 9th, as a faculty member has tested positive for coronavirus, and two studen...
06:07 pm - Sat, March 7, 2020
The Verge Amtrak canceling nonstop Acela between New York and DC after coronavirus concerns reduce demand
Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images Amtrak is canceling its Acela nonstop service between Washington D.C. and New York, because of reduced demand due to the coron...
04:00 pm - Sat, March 7, 2020
The Verge Facebook temporarily bans ads for medical face masks to prevent coronavirus exploitation
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is temporarily banning ads and commerce listings for medical face masks amid growing concern over coronavirus-related exploitation, CNBC...
04:00 pm - Sat, March 7, 2020
The Verge This weekend, save on a two-pack of Google Nest Minis, fast USB-C chargers, and more
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge You’ve made it to the weekend. Whether you’re still working or you finally have some time to kick your feet up, you may want to know about some deals...
03:05 pm - Sat, March 7, 2020
The Verge Amazon Flex drivers wont be paid if they have to stay home due to coronavirus, but Ubers will
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon has told its contract Flex drivers, which deliver the e-commerce company’s packages, to stay home if they get sick amid the ongoing coron...
03:00 pm - Sat, March 7, 2020
The Verge SpaceX launches the last flight of its original Dragon cargo capsule
NASA/Kim Shiflett Late last night, SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket on the company’s 20th cargo mission to the International Space Station, sending more than 4,500 poun...
03:00 pm - Sat, March 7, 2020
The Verge New trailers: Artemis Fowl, Connected, Antebellum, and more
Image: Sony Pictures Animation I spent last week watching through the new High Fidelity, Hulu’s adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel (and, more importantly, an update to the much-loved ...
02:00 pm - Sat, March 7, 2020
The Verge Contagion shows the lengths people go to watch a movie they cant stream
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 film about a pandemic, Contagion, is seeing a spike in viewing. The problem is that Contagion isn’t streaming anywhere...
01:30 pm - Sat, March 7, 2020
The Verge Prisons and jails are vulnerable to COVID-19 outbreaks
Photo by Mauro Ujetto/NurPhoto via Getty Images This week, a person incarcerated in King County Jail in downtown Seattle was taken to the hospital after they were suspected of having the...
01:41 am - Sat, March 7, 2020
The Verge Amazon Flex drivers wont be paid if they have to stay home due to coronavirus
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon has told its contract Flex drivers, which deliver the e-commerce company’s packages, to stay home if they get sick amid the ongoing coron...
12:30 am - Sat, March 7, 2020
The Verge Postmates says it will start non-contact meal deliveries during the coronavirus outbreak
Image: Postmates Food delivery platform Postmates is starting what the company is calling a “non-contact delivery” initiative designed to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus wh...
12:04 am - Sat, March 7, 2020
The Verge Nvidias GeForce Now loses 2K Games titles, following Activision and Bethesda
Nvidia said today that game publisher 2K Games is pulling its library from the company’s GeForce Now cloud gaming service at 2K’s request. “Per publisher request, please be advised ...
10:50 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Google now giving away three months of Stadia access to new Chromecast buyers
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google is slowly but steadily opening its Stadia cloud gaming service to more interested customers, with a new promotion starting this month t...
10:50 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Google now giving away three months of Stadia access to Chromecast owners
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google is slowly but steadily opening its Stadia cloud gaming service to more interested customers, with a new promotion starting this month t...
10:20 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are asking Seattle-based staff to work from home because of coronavirus
Numerous tech companies have asked their Seattle-based employees to work from home to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Both Amazon and Facebook have shut down offices in t...
09:58 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge SXSW 2020 canceled due to coronavirus
Photo by Adi Robertson / The Verge SXSW, the annual tech, music, and film meetup held in downtown Austin, is the latest major conference to be canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, a...
09:42 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Tech giants will keep paying hourly staff even if they are asked to stay home due to coronavirus
Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter have all pledged to pay hourly workers their regular rate even if those staffers are asked to remain at hom...
09:25 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge As COVID-19 pushes classes online, some students are caught in the broadband gap
Image: Alex Castro / The Verge As COVID-19 spreads within the United States and across the globe, public health officials are calling for fewer public gatherings — which is pushing man...
08:59 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Emerald City Comic Con postponed due to coronavirus outbreak
Photo: Emerald City Comic Con Seattle’s annual comic book convention, Emerald City Comic Con, has been postponed amid growing concern surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. The event, w...
08:12 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Apple, Google, and others asked to avoid travel and cancel big events
Companies based in Santa Clara County, California — which includes Cupertino, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and San Jose — should avoid travel and postpone or cancel mass gatherings, the c...
08:05 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Continued travel bans arent going to stop spread of the new coronavirus
Photo by May James/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Restrictions on flights in and out of China wouldn’t have prevented the novel coronavirus from circling the globe, a new mod...
07:51 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Amazon is reportedly working to find a cure for the common cold
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon disrupted the books, grocery, and shipping business, and now it’s set its sights on viral infections. The tech company has apparently tas...
07:49 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Go listen to this podcast about decoding the songs of whales
Today, whales are a beloved icon right up there with polar bears when it comes to mascots for protecting the planet. That wasn’t the case in 1966 when biologist Roger Payne came upon a d...
07:37 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Disney Plus is getting a Beauty and the Beast prequel show based on the live-action remake
Walt Disney Pictures Disney Plus is reportedly getting a new Beauty and the Beast prequel series based on the 2017 live-action remake, which will see Luke Evans and Josh Gad reprise thei...
07:31 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge eBay bans face mask and hand sanitizer listings to halt coronavirus price gouging
Image: eBay eBay is escalating its fight against online price gouging during the coronavirus outbreak with a new outright ban on all sales of face masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant...
07:22 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Why cant I stop using Carrie Underwoods fitness app?
It’s a bit overwhelming to think of how many famous people we’re bombarded with every day. Ten years ago, I was content to keep a Facebook profile connected to my aunts and friends fro...
07:17 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge How to easily resize and arrange windows in macOS Catalina
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge A well-hidden feature in macOS Catalina makes it simple to resize and arrange your windows without having to clumsily drag them around. Thankf...
07:13 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge The Koenigsegg Gemera is the worlds most wickedly weird hybrid
Images: Koenigsegg Three electric motors, one combustion engine, and 1,700 horsepower Continue reading… ...
07:01 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge The coronavirus human impact on esports
LoL Park full of fans on April 13th, 2019. | Photo by Timo Verdeil/ESPAT Media via Getty Images Fans, players, and broadcasters are all dealing with the fallout Continue readi...
07:00 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Quibis most ludicrous shows at launch based on nothing but their taglines
What is Quibi? Is it the final frontier in the streaming wars? Is it vaporware that’s managed to secure nearly $2 billion in investment funding before it’s even launched? Is it going t...
05:47 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge The US has tested shockingly few people for the new coronavirus
Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images Only 1,895 people have been tested for the novel coronavirus in the US, according to reporting by The Atlantic. That’s a shockingly low number: the ...
05:47 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Detox tea company will pay $1 million over Instagram influencer ads
Photo: Teami UK The Federal Trade Commission alleges that “detox tea” company Teami misled consumers with outrageous health claims and advertisements from influencers who failed to c...
05:44 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge The original Philips Hue Bridge hub is losing all internet connectivity on April 30th
Philips’ original model Hue Bridge — used by the company’s popular Hue bulbs to interface with smartphones and digital assistants — is losing support for all internet connected ser...
05:30 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Thousands of political ads on Facebook were unclear about who paid for them
illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A yearlong analysis of Facebook’s Ad Library has revealed “significant systemic flaws” in the way the platform monitors and enforces its pol...
05:00 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Quibi launch lineup: everything to stream day one
Quibi doesn’t have the same immediate brand recognition as Disney and HBO, or YouTube and Instagram, but the latest entrant in the war for people’s attention is preparing to jump into ...
05:00 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Quibi is giving people a 90-day free trial in hopes theyll actually sign up
Quibi is finally almost here, and in an effort to entice people who are probably already spending too much on content every month, the short form video streaming service is giving people a...
05:00 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Nreal is adding hand tracking to its mixed reality glasses
Image: Nreal Nreal is adding hand tracking to its upcoming mixed reality headsets. It’s partnering with a company called Clay AIR, which makes a camera-based system for tracking gestur...
04:52 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge The Moto 360 (2019) is a familiar blend of good hardware and bad software
The non-Motorola Moto costs more than it should Continue reading… ...
04:47 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge How to switch your Twitter feed to a chronological timeline
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Twitter’s non-chronological timeline was always a bit controversial. After all, the beauty of Twitter is that things are happening in real t...
04:45 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Our journey buying and reviewing the Mac Pro
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge After weeks of teasing out our purchase of Apple’s new redesigned Mac Pro, The Verge’s reviews of the computer and the Pro Display monitor have bee...
04:06 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Save $100 on Sonys excellent WH-1000XM3 wireless, noise-canceling headphones
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Sony’s WH-1000XM3 wireless, noise-canceling headphones are $100 off right now at Newegg. This model is among the best that you can buy, and they usua...
03:37 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge TurboGrafx-16 Mini delayed after coronavirus shuts down production
Image: Konami The TurboGrafx-16 Mini, a retro revival of the classic Japanese gaming console originally set to be released on March 19th, has been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak...
03:31 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Trump signs $8.3 billion emergency coronavirus aid package
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump signed an emergency supplemental spending bill Friday to aid the US’s response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The spending...
02:57 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge A major new Intel processor flaw could defeat encryption and DRM protections
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Security researchers are warning of a major new security flaw inside Intel processors, and it could defeat hardware-based encryption and DRM prote...
02:53 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge In Murder by Numbers you solve crime with math
Murder by Numbers has just about everything you’d expect from an interactive crime drama: surprise twists, complex motives, brutal murders, and lots of clues to uncover. In some ways, it...
02:44 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Pokmon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is a basic adventure to keep your hands busy
Pokémon spinoffs come in varying levels of success. Some, like Pokémon Quest, or Magikarp Jump, are cute adventures that feel lovingly crafted. Others, like Pokémon Pinball, Pokémon Sn...
02:38 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Health care workers are at high risk of catching COVID-19
Photo: Feature China / Barcroft Media via Getty Images Some nurses at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, New York, are under quarantine after they were exposed to the novel coronavirus by ...
02:29 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus funding bill includes a new push for remote healthcare
Photo by Liu Zhongjun/China News Service via Getty Images As the novel coronavirus spreads around the country, US agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are encoura...
02:00 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Everything you wanted to know about self-isolation, from a person whos living it
Photo via Daria Nepriakhina / Unsplash It’s a romance story, really: boy asks girl to go to Milan for Valentine’s Day weekend. They dine, wine, ski, shop, then come ho...
01:30 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Warren Ellis wrote Castlevania season 3 in a rapture of mad power
Netflix Netflix’s Castlevania is the rare video game adaptation that’s actually worth watching. Executive produced by Adi Shankar and written by prolific comics author Warren Ellis, ...
01:00 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Theres a new Amnesia game, and its probably terrifying
Frictional Games Fantastic 2010 horror game Amnesia: The Dark Descent is getting a sequel this fall. Developer Frictional Games just announced Amnesia: Rebirth with a short trailer and a...
12:02 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Heres where you can buy the Samsung Galaxy S20
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra are available, following their announcement in early February. If you didn’t preorder, you can get one...
12:00 pm - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Will America ever get urban transit right?
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The coronavirus justifiably continues to dominate the news, and tech news in particular. I’ve got a big section below on that, but today I w...
11:42 am - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Sony WH-1000XM4 headphone leak hints at even longer battery life
Sony’s WH-1000XM4 wireless noise-canceling headphones. | Image: Everton Favretto (@evefavretto) These are the first images of Sony’s WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones; the hotly anticip...
11:00 am - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Oppos first smartwatch is the oddly familiar Oppo Watch
As repeatedly teased by Oppo itself, Oppo is making a watch called the Oppo Watch, and today it got revealed in full. It looks extremely similar to the Apple Watch — not just because of ...
11:00 am - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge A canceled trip to Africa wont be enough to save Jack Dorseys job
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addresses students at the Indian Institute of Technology in November 2018 in New Delhi, India. | Photo by Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images On Tuesday I la...
10:00 am - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Oppo announces Find X2 Pro flagship: 120Hz 1440p screen, periscope camera, orange leather
Today Oppo is announcing the Find X2 Pro, its first phone to use the Find name since the original Find X in 2018. Unlike that phone, it doesn’t use the still-unique motorized sliding mec...
01:32 am - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Apple, Google, and others asked to avoid travel and cancel big events
Companies based in Santa Clara County, California — which includes Cupertino, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and San Jose — should avoid travel and postpone or cancel mass gatherings, the c...
12:36 am - Fri, March 6, 2020
The Verge Apple and Google are cracking down on coronavirus apps to combat misinformation
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Both Apple and Google have begun cracking down on apps related to the coronavirus, according to a new report from CNBC. App developers who spo...
11:01 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Twitter now bans dehumanizing remarks based on age, disability, and disease
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter has updated its hate speech policies to cover tweets that make dehumanizing remarks, which are remarks that treat “others as less than h...
09:37 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Facebook will take down Trump campaign posts that look like official census 2020 ads
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook will remove some of President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign ads from its platform, CNN reports. “There are policies in place to ...
09:30 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Sonos is getting rid of the controversial Recycle Mode that needlessly bricked its older devices
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Sonos is doing away with Recycle Mode, a controversial part of the company’s trade-up program that rendered old devices inoperable in exchange f...
09:23 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Tech companies are getting more aggressive to fight COVID-19 hoaxes
A sign directing patients towards a Coronavirus pod at University College Hospital on March 4, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. | Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images You hate to accuse ou...
08:43 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are asking Seattle-based staff to work from home because of coronavirus
Numerous tech companies have asked their Seattle-based employees to work from home to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Both Amazon and Facebook have shut down offices in t...
08:36 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Google will lose its John Legend Google Assistant voice on March 23rd
If you’ve gotten used to ordering around John Legend (or his voice, at least) as your Google Assistant, be prepared for a loss: Google has announced that it will discontinue the celebrit...
08:36 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge YouTube childrens content faces a new threat from the KIDS Act
Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images From toy unboxings to gaming videos, kids spend a lot of time watching YouTube videos. But if two Democratic senators get their way, YouTube and other ...
08:17 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge The Invisible Man haunts us the way abusers always have
Fictional stories explain how technology and culture help bad men hide their crimes Continue reading… ...
08:00 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Pokimane signs multiyear deal to stay on Twitch
Photo by Leon Bennett / WireImage As other notable streamers continue to leave Twitch for other platforms, one of the service’s biggest stars is staying put: today, Imane “Pokimane...
07:56 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge SpaceX will send three tourists to the International Space Station next year
Image: NASA SpaceX will send three tourists on a 10-day trip to the International Space Station sometime in late 2021. It’ll use its Falcon 9 rocket and its new Crew Dragon spacecraft,...
07:48 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Black Mesa, one of the most ambitious video game fan projects ever, is finally finished
Crowbar Collective Black Mesa was once a humble video game mod — but as of today, it’s a full-fledged remake of Half-Life, newly released out of Steam Early Access. Developer Crowbar...
07:33 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Facebook is suing a domain registrar for selling deceptive web addresses
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is suing Arizona domain name registrar Namecheap and its proxy service Whoisguard for allowing people to register domain names that “de...
07:24 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge NASA names new Mars rover Perseverance
NASA/JPL-Caltech After a months-long naming contest, NASA has renamed its newest Mars rover Perseverance ahead of the robot’s scheduled launch to the Red Planet in July. The new title ...
07:23 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Overwatchs first banned heroes are Orisa, Hanzo, Mei, and Baptiste
As part of its newfound quest to keep Overwatch fresh, Blizzard debuted hero pools today, which will see a number of popular characters banned temporarily from competitive play. The first ...
07:20 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge LinkedIn makes all job interviews virtual due to coronavirus
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge LinkedIn is informing job candidates that they have the option to conduct their interviews virtually or delay it until an unspecified date in ...
07:10 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Bang & Olufsens Beosound Balance is a nice-looking Google Home alternative that costs $2,250
High-end audio company Bang & Olufsen is no stranger to expensive speakers, so it’s not really a surprise that the company’s latest product, the rather nice-looking Beosound Balanc...
07:00 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Jack Dorsey is reconsidering Africa move amid coronavirus and activist investor threats
Photo by Chesnot / Getty Images Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is reevaluating his plans to spend part of the year in Africa, telling a crowd at a Morgan Stanley conference on Thursday that he ...
06:56 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge HBO is making a Last of Us series, and the games writer is involved to make sure its good
HBO is working on adapting The Last of Us into a TV series. In an effort to make sure that the show is actually, well, good (unlike most video game adaptations), Neil Druckmann — the wri...
05:59 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge OnePlus turns to its customers for new software feature suggestions
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge OnePlus has announced a new initiative to let OnePlus customers and fans submit suggestions for new software features. Called IDEAS, the initiative will...
05:59 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge The US is too hooked on trucks and SUVs for Fiats new 500 EV
Images: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has unveiled a new version of its fully electric Fiat 500 with nearly 200 miles of range and a revamped design. But like most ...
04:55 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Theres a new label to vet brands climate change pledges
Courtesy of Climate Neutral A nonprofit organization is trying to give consumers an easy way to make sense of the flood of environmental pledges that companies are suddenly making, with ...
04:41 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge PS4 exclusive Ghost of Tsushima will be released on June 26th
Image: Sony Sony has announced that Ghost of Tsushima, Sucker Punch’s action-adventure game set in feudal Japan, will be coming out in just a few months on June 26th. Sony also release...
04:39 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Apple, Netflix, WarnerMedia, and LinkedIn pull out of SXSW appearances
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is pulling out of SXSW due to the coronavirus outbreak, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported on Wednesday. Apple is following in the footsteps...
04:37 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Andrew Yang is starting a super PAC to rewrite the economy
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Andrew Yang has founded a new super PAC called Humanity Forward, the former presidential candidate announced today on The View. The organizati...
04:28 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Granblue Fantasy Versus is a great first fighting game
Cygames/XSEED Fighting games are different than other types of video games. A lot of titles — think action games like Control or Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — are about giving you t...
04:25 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Note 10 is $600 for a limited time
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 with 256GB of storage currently costs $950 at Amazon and from Samsung, but you can get one right now for just $600....
04:06 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Apple, Netflix, and WarnerMedia pull out of SXSW appearances
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is pulling out of SXSW due to the coronavirus outbreak, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported on Wednesday. Apple is following in the footsteps...
03:51 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge The consortium behind New York Citys LinkNYC kiosks is delinquent and owes the city millions
The consortium behind the LinkNYC program, originally intended to create a free Wi-Fi network across the five boroughs of New York City, owes the city tens of millions of dollars and stopp...
03:50 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Elizabeth Warren, big tech trustbuster, will suspend her presidential campaign
Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren will suspend her presidential campaign, The New York Times reported on Thursday. The Massachusetts senator’s path to...
03:50 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Elizabeth Warren, big tech trustbuster, has suspended her presidential campaign
Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren has suspended her presidential campaign, as first reported by The New York Times. The Massachusetts senator’s path t...
03:46 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Save $60 on the Radeon RX 5700, and get the Resident Evil 3 remake for free with purchase
Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge MSI’s take on the Radeon RX 5700 costs $280 (normally $340) at Newegg after you enter the offer code VGAPCRW456 at checkout and send away for a $30 mail...
03:29 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge YouTube TV yanks Yankees YES Network following ongoing disputes
Carmen Mandato/Getty Images Local Yankees fans who relied on YouTube TV for their games will officially have to find a new streaming service as the Google-operated virtual TV provider pa...
03:00 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Samsung launches its 2020 lineup of 4K and 8K QLED TVs
Image: Samsung Samsung is officially launching its 2020 TV lineup today, with more 8K models than in years past — including the flagship Q950TS series with barely-there bezels. That ...
02:41 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge You can save $41 with these refurbished AirPods Pro at Best Buy
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Apple’s AirPods Pro truly wireless earphones cost $249.99 new, and there’s only been a few instances of that price wiggling. If you’re looking to s...
02:00 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Pokmon Go is getting a competitive league this month
Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge Pokémon Go is about to get a lot more competitive. Today, developer Niantic announced the launch of season 1 of the Go Battle League, which is exactly wh...
02:00 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge From The Strategist: Best face mask alternatives for not getting sick
Photo: Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP If hourly news updates on the spread of the coronavirus have you constantly reaching for the Purell — and your Xanax (or anxiety remedy of choice) — you...
02:00 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge TCLs new foldable and rollable concepts imagine a wild future of phones
Photo by Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge The first wave of foldable devices are here, and honestly they’ve tended to be a bit... disappointing. But even as hardware companies are still tr...
01:47 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Go read about a law schools ridiculous battle over YouTube copyright strikes
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Copyright law is two things: a gnostically complex rubric for deciding who can reproduce a work of art, and one of the most powerful legal forces ...
01:00 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge This little self-driving boat is changing the way we search for shipwrecks
Meet BEN, the self-driving boat that’s been tasked with helping lay bare the long-lost secrets of the lakebed Continue reading… ...
12:23 pm - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Alexa adds severe weather alerts and new features for commuters
Alexa is listening. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Amazon’s Alexa quietly gained a few features in February you might not be aware of, including severe weather alerts and the abili...
11:24 am - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Ex-Google and Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski must pay Google $179 million
Anthony Levandowski arriving at court in November 2019. | Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer who helped pioneer self-driving cars befor...
10:08 am - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Google Stadia now supports 4K streaming on the web
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google is starting to roll out 4K streaming support for Stadia on the web. 9to5Google reports that a number of Reddit users have spotted the n...
09:00 am - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Realmes first wearable is a $20 fitness band with a cricket mode
Realme started out aping Xiaomi’s model of selling ultra-low-cost Redmi phones in India, so why wouldn’t it follow the same path when it comes to wearables? Today the company is announ...
09:00 am - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Realme 6 and 6 Pro announced: a 90Hz screen for under $200
Realme 6 Pro. Realme has followed up last week’s X50 Pro 5G flagship with the announcement of its latest mainstream models for India, the Realme 6 and 6 Pro. The phones see Realme cont...
01:52 am - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Apple will no longer premiere new Apple TV Plus projects at SXSW
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is pulling out of SXSW due to coronavirus concerns, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported on Wednesday. Apple is following in the footsteps of ...
01:52 am - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Apple and Netflix pull out of SXSW appearances
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is pulling out of SXSW due to the coronavirus outbreak, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported on Wednesday. Apple is following in the footsteps...
01:33 am - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge Go read this essay about how life in the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak is a living hell
Photo by Getty Images NPR has a sobering essay about living in Wuhan, China, which is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. Wuhan has been under a government-ordered lockdown since ...
12:24 am - Thu, March 5, 2020
The Verge IBM stops all domestic travel for internal meetings due to coronavirus
Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images IBM announced Wednesday that it’s halting all domestic travel for internal meetings and cutting down on international travel because of the ongoing corona...
11:57 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Quibi has raised close to $2 billion, and it hasnt even launched yet
Photo illustration by William Joel / The Verge | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Video streaming service Quibi, which will debut next month, has raised another $750 million in funding,...
11:22 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Etsy has started cracking down on coronavirus merchandise
Etsy is escalating its response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak by removing merchandise on the platform that mention the virus or COVID-19, the respiratory illness it causes in human b...
11:03 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Valve explains one of Half-Life: Alyxs first levels in this video tour
Image: IGN You can now check out perhaps our best look yet at the VR-only Half-Life: Alyx, the next game in Valve’s seminal franchise, thanks to a new video with 13 minutes of uninterr...
10:44 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Apple is experiencing a shortage of replacement iPhones due to coronavirus
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple has informed its tech support retail employees that stock of replacement iPhones will be strained for the next few weeks, according to A...
10:33 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Boosted lays off significant portion of its employees
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Boosted, the company that basically created the market for electric skateboards, has laid off a “significant portion” of its roughly 130-p...
10:28 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Logitech G says this app will improve gaming audio if you take a picture of your ear
Photo: Logitech Logitech G is launching support for a new app that lets you customize your gaming audio for better immersion. The app is supposed to let you hear game sounds like large-s...
10:21 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Senator slams Amazon over coronavirus price gouging on hand sanitizer and face masks
Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images US Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) is harshly criticizing what he sees as Amazon’s inconsistent response to ongoing coronavirus-related ...
09:51 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Its time for GM to abandon Trumps auto emissions rollback
GM CEO Mary Barra shakes hands with President Trump in January, 2017. Automakers initially encouraged Trump to relax Obama-era fuel economy standards. | Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/A...
09:47 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra teardown shows off the phones huge 108-megapixel sensor
Image: iFixit iFixit has posted its teardown of Samsung’s new Galaxy S20 Ultra, and it reveals that the 108-megapixel camera sensor is, as you might expect, really big. You can get an...
09:43 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge BMWs new flat logo is everything thats wrong with modern logo design
BMW has a new logo, marking the biggest change to the company’s branding since the iconic emblem was introduced in 1917. As with many modern redesigns of logos made to chase today’s tr...
09:26 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge YouTube is demonetizing videos about coronavirus, and creators are mad
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Everyone wants to talk about the novel coronavirus outbreak right now, but you might hear YouTubers avoiding the subject — if they talk about it...
08:24 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Apple now lets apps send ads in push notifications
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Apple will now allow push notifications to be used for advertising, so long as users agree to receive the ads first. As spotted by 9to5Mac, Apple updat...
08:04 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Apple might start making travel recommendations in Maps app
Apple Maps relies upon third parties like Wikipedia and Yelp. Apple appears ready to add its own opinions about locations in its Maps app, much in the same way it curates the App Store ...
07:53 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Waymos next-generation self-driving system can see a stop sign 500 meters away
Waymo unveiled its fifth-generation self-driving system Wednesday, which the Alphabet-owned company claims can see farther and more accurately than its previous four versions. The system f...
07:43 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge AT&Ts faster millimeter wave 5G network launches on March 6th with the S20 Plus and Ultra
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge AT&T is finally making its faster, mmWave 5G network — which it calls “5G Plus” — available to customers this Friday, alongside the la...
07:43 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Valves Index VR headset will be back in stock on Monday
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Valve’s new Index VR headset has been sold out for weeks, but the company just informed customers that the product will finally be on sale a...
07:08 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Google poaches God of War studio head to run new Stadia game team
Photo: Google Google is expanding its internal game development efforts with a new studio located in the Playa Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles, Stadia Games and Entertainment chief Jad...
06:54 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge NBA 2K20 added a Make-A-Wish kid as a playable character
Image: 2K Games 2K Games has added a 15-year-old Make-A-Wish recipient as a playable athlete in NBA 2K20, making him the first non-NBA athlete in the series’s history (via Engadget). T...
06:54 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge All the times I touched my face today
Like most health reporters, I know what I’m supposed to be doing during this coronavirus outbreak: washing my hands, not touching my face, cleaning high-use surfaces like my phone. But w...
06:45 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Animals might help us better understand the long-term health effects of wildfires
Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images After raging fires subside, their impact on peoples’ health will linger. During and immediately after wildfires, increased hospital visits docum...
06:40 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Dispatches From Elsewhere wants you to play more weird games with strangers
Dispatches From Elsewhere doesn’t feel like a show so much as it does a wish. A man named Peter stumbles across an elaborate game, one that instructs him to go to unusual places and do o...
06:28 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge The Batman director shares first look at new tricked-out Batmobile
Batman’s Batmobile has always been cool, but Matt Reeves’ version in The Batman is one of the most badass. Reeves shared the photo on Twitter today, showing the vehicle from three diff...
06:10 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Henrik Fisker explains how he plans to make a sustainable electric SUV
Fisker Inc., the electric vehicle startup founded by famous designer Henrik Fisker, announced more details about its upcoming SUV this week. The company released its first footage of the S...
06:00 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Reddit to launch new suicide prevention tools
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Today, Reddit is announcing new tools to help with suicide prevention, offered in partnership with the Crisis Text Line. The feature will let user...
05:57 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge A germophobes guide to a clean phone
The media is full of advice about how to avoid spreading COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus. Most of it involves keeping your hands clean and not touching your face. But your hands ...
05:45 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Effective communication is critical during emergencies like the COVID-19 outbreak
Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images During an ongoing crisis, the way that experts, officials, and leaders talk with the public matters. People rely on information from thos...
05:42 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge No Time to Die, the latest James Bond film, delayed until November in response to coronavirus
Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for The Museum of Modern Art No Time to Die, the 25th installment of the James Bond franchise, is pushing back its planned theatrical release date in...
05:39 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Smile, the new Microlino and Microletta electrics are here
Microlino 2.0 electric microcar and Microletta e-trike. | Image: Micro Mobility Systems An electric microcar and three-wheeled e-trike for Europe Continue reading… ...
05:31 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge GM unveils a new electric vehicle platform and battery in bid to take on Tesla
Steve Fecht for General Motors General Motors laid out its electric vehicle strategy on Wednesday, showcasing roughly a dozen products as part of a broader attempt to convey to investors...
05:30 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge When Diplo and The Strokes need a deepfake, they go to this guy
The Strokes look like they’re 20 years old again in their latest music video. That’d be impressive makeup work on a group of roughly 40-year-olds, but the band doesn’t appear in the ...
05:00 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Google Assistant can now read webpages aloud in 42 different languages
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google is beginning to roll out its article-reading feature on Google Assistant that will read webpages aloud. This was previewed back at CES ...
05:00 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Twitter is testing ephemeral tweets in Brazil and calling them fleets
Since it was founded in March 2006, there has been only one type of post possible on Twitter: a tweet. But starting today, the 280-character post is being joined by an ephemeral South Amer...
04:08 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Microsoft allows employees to work from home amid coronavirus outbreak
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is allowing and encouraging its employees to work from home as the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to spread in countries around th...
04:00 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Razers Viper Mini mouse aims to be more than a miniaturized rehash
Razer Last summer, Razer’s Viper wired gaming mouse had the distinction of being the company’s most lightweight mouse yet. Now Razer has one-upped itself with an even lighter mouse c...
03:59 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Blue Origin shows off the finished massive nose cone for its future New Glenn rocket
One half of the New Glenn payload fairing. | Image: Blue Origin Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company Blue Origin has completed the first nose cone of its future orbital rocket, the New Glenn ...
03:23 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Mike Bloomberg has suspended his presidential campaign
Photo by Joe Raedle / Getty Images On Wednesday, former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign. In a statement to the press, Bloomberg cited his poor show...
03:19 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge This app reminds you of celebrity birthdays to make handwashing a little more fun
Photo by: BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that you wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds to mitigate the s...
02:59 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Apple Arcade is perfect for families
Crossy Road Castle. There’s often a line to use the iPad Pro in my house, and it’s all Apple Arcade’s fault. When the subscription gaming service first launched back in September, ...
02:41 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Londons Metropolitan Police scanned 8,600 peoples faces without their consent last week
Photo by Ollie Millington / Getty Images London’s Metropolitan Police force — the UK’s largest — deployed its Live Facial Recognition (LFR) technology in Oxford Circus, a very bu...
01:00 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge VSCO hopes its new editing feature will convince more people to pay for a subscription
VSCO VSCO, the social media network and photo / video editing app, is rolling out a new feature globally today that it thinks will set it apart from all of the other photo and video shar...
01:00 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge This backpack has it all: Kevlar, batteries, and a federal investigation
The man behind an alleged crowdfunding scam wants you to know he isn’t a scammer Continue reading… ...
12:30 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge This Xiaomi-backed smartwatch has incredible battery life
The Amazfit T-Rex won’t go extinct for weeks Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Big techs coronavirus responses are getting serious
Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge The story that truly mattered in tech yesterday was, of course, the coronavirus. Another big conference got canceled, Google I/O in May. That means the b...
12:00 pm - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge One way to grow a dating app? Pay people to go on a date
Hinge Hinge is going to give people in the US a $100 Visa online gift card to go on date, a decision that’ll presumably encourage them to schedule plans while also helping the company ...
11:00 am - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Jack Dorsey is in for the fight of his life
Were there not a deadly coronavirus spreading across the globe, I suspect more of us might be talking about a different disruption to life as we know it: the potential end of Jack Dorsey...
10:39 am - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Twitter for Android now supports multiple lists you can swipe between
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is updating its Android app this week to support up to five lists as alternative timelines in the main home section of the app. You can us...
10:37 am - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge The Simpsons will stream on Disney Plus in the UK
One of the biggest mysteries surrounding Disney Plus’ launch in the UK has been solved: The Simpsons will be available to stream. A Sky representative told The Verge that “The Simpson...
07:14 am - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Castlevania: Symphony of the Night gets surprise mobile release
“What is an app? A miserable little pile of secrets!” At least, that may well apply to this particular app — Konami just released a mobile version of genre-defining side-scrolling ac...
06:26 am - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Samsung now makes ultra-curved monitors for offices as well as gamers
Samsung’s big monitor push at CES this year was all about curvature. The 1000R measurement of its Odyssey G9 and G7 gaming monitors is intended to more accurately match the human eye’s...
02:28 am - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Amazon confirms Seattle employee is in quarantine with coronavirus
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge An Amazon employee in Seattle has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, as first reported by The New York Times. “We’re supporting the...
02:12 am - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge WeChat has been censoring keywords about coronavirus, study finds
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge China’s most popular messaging app, Tencent-owned WeChat, has been censoring keywords about coronavirus since as early as January 1st, an analys...
02:04 am - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge Pinterest now showing custom search results for coronavirus to combat misinformation
Pinterest is introducing a “custom search experience” when you seek out information about the coronavirus on its platform, as a way to “connect Pinners with facts and myth-bust what...
12:51 am - Wed, March 4, 2020
The Verge The most disturbing video game cosmetic is this Call of Duty Tamagotchi that feeds off your kills
Image: Activision Players of Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare are getting perhaps the most tonally jarring cosmetic option in the history of shooting games with the introducti...
11:52 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge A Dell partner facility was damaged by the Nashville tornado
Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images Monday night, a powerful tornado tore through Nashville, Tennessee and its surrounding counties, killing at least 23 people and leaving power and trans...
11:27 pm - Tue, March 3, 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...
11:18 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Google and Microsoft are giving away enterprise conferencing tools due to coronavirus
Photo by Bodo Marks/picture alliance via Getty Images The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has pushed more companies and organizations to transition to remote work, and now both Google and M...
11:00 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Ford announces an all-electric Transit cargo van
The standard Transit cargo van. | Image: Ford Ford is making an all-electric version of its popular Transit cargo van for the US and Canadian markets, slated to be released in 2021. The ...
10:57 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Panic buying of masks puts health care workers lives at risk, WHO says
A doctor wearing a mask while working at El Alto International Airport in Bolivia. | Photo by AIZAR RALDES/AFP via Getty Images A shortage of masks, gloves, and other protective gear ...
10:54 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Facebook is shifting its Libra cryptocurrency plans after intense regulatory pressure
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Facebook is altering its plans for its Libra cryptocurrency project following months of severe regulatory pressure and political pushback, accord...
10:31 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Microsoft strikes a new deal with NFL to have all 32 teams use Microsoft Teams
Photo: Microsoft Microsoft and the NFL have renewed and expanded their partnership, making Microsoft Teams the league’s official communication platform and keeping Surface products as ...
10:25 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge The earliest known deaths from COVID-19 in the US went undetected for a week
Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images Two people who died last week in Seattle had undetected cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, The New York Times rep...
10:15 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Microsoft teases new Windows 10 Start menu that de-emphasizes Live Tiles
Microsoft is “exploring” a new Windows 10 Start menu design that will see the company de-emphasize its Live Tiles. The potential changes were revealed in a Windows Insider podcast toda...
10:10 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Facebook fact-checking is becoming a political cudgel
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook’s fact-checking program is designed to stop false information from spreading. But being able to decide what’s true can also be a poli...
10:09 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Google pulls latest Android update for AT&T Pixel 4 devices
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge On Monday, Google began to roll out a substantial Android update to its Pixel phones — and then it stopped. As 9to5Google reports, Google has pulled t...
09:46 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge What Facebook could learn from Microsoft
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge It was a big weekend on the tech and governance beat, led by news of the spread of the COVID-19 disease in the United States and its spiraling c...
09:24 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Nikola is going public to try to become the first zero-emission big rig company
Photo: Nikola Corporation Electric trucking startup Nikola is becoming a publicly traded company. The Arizona-based outfit announced Tuesday that it’s merging with a publicly listed ac...
09:11 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Ford bans business travel after two employees test positive for COVID-19
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Ford is banning all business trips after two of its employees based in China tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus ...
08:49 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Google cancels I/O 2020, its biggest event of the year
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is canceling its I/O developer event this year, amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Google I/O was due to take place between May 12th to...
07:53 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge This tiny $29 computer lets you build DIY synths, pedals, and more
Audio electronics company Electrosmith has launched a Kickstarter for a little audio development board called Daisy. It’s a physical board computer designed for use in DIY instruments an...
07:47 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Apple is planning to launch a 14.1-inch MacBook Pro with a Mini-LED display, says Ming-Chi Kuo
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple is working on a 14.1-inch MacBook Pro, according to the latest research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seen by MacRumors. That note also reveals t...
07:37 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge On todays Super Tuesday ballot: the millennial aesthetic
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Doesn’t it feel like the world is ending? This is an age of generalized anxiety, and also it’s Super Tuesday. The internet, being the modern f...
07:00 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Hulus live TV service is now on PS4 consoles after PlayStation Vue shutdown
Image: Hulu Hulu is bringing its live TV service, which is separate from its standalone on-demand streaming app, to PlayStation 4 consoles now that Sony’s competing PlayStation Vue pay...
06:54 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge 10 of the most interesting indie games at PAX East 2020
Timberline Studio Lots of people spent their time at PAX East this past weekend waiting for hours in long lines for an opportunity to play or watch demos of Animal Crossing: New Horizons...
06:38 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Microsofts original Halo game is now available on PC
Microsoft is bringing the original Halo campaign to Windows PCs today. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary has been remastered with 4K support for PC, and it arrives 18 years after the game d...
06:28 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Google pulls latest Android update for AT&T Pixel 4 devices
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge On Monday, Google began to roll out a substantial Android update to its Pixel phones — and then it stopped. As 9to5Google reports, Google has pulled t...
06:27 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Amazon Prime members will get access to 21 free Yankee games, but only in four states
Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Amazon isn’t shy about its push into sports broadcasting, but a recent deal to give Prime members access to 21 Yankees games this season as part-owner ...
06:13 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge This cheerful Waymo ad highlights all the ways well use self-driving cars in our daily lives
Waymo came out with a new ad today that presents a cheerful, very Google-esque look at how the self-driving company plans to eventually make money: ride-hailing, delivery, trucking, and lo...
06:01 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge How to delete Twitters storage cache from your iPhone
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Whether you’ve got an older iPhone with less internal storage or would rather save that space for music, photos, and other content, it’s a...
06:00 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge WhatsApp dark mode now available for iOS and Android
WhatsApp is finally getting a new dark mode on iOS and Android today. After months of beta testing on both mobile operating systems, the WhatsApp dark mode will be available for all users ...
05:59 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge ICE rigged its algorithms to keep immigrants in jail, claims lawsuit
Photo by Lev Radin / Pacific Press / LightRocket via Getty Images A new lawsuit claims Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rigged software to create a “secret no-release policy...
05:58 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Birth control and books can slow down climate change
A board explaining contraceptive methods at a clinic in Caracas, Venezuela. | Photo by YURI CORTEZ/AFP via Getty Images Improving girls’ access to education and reproductive health car...
05:34 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge How emergency declarations are helping governments respond to COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Emergency Operations Center | Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Two US states, Washington and Florida, are in states of emergency...
05:21 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Robinhood experienced two major outages in two days
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images On Tuesday morning, investing app Robinhood experienced its second major outage in two days. The first outage lasted from around 9:30AM ET on ...
05:15 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Go read this New York Times profile of the inscrutable Hideo Kojima
Photo by Bryan Bedder / Getty Images for Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC Hideo Kojima is a notoriously difficult figure to profile. Access alone is a huge hurdle most journalists will...
05:07 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Hyundais Prophecy concept looks like the baby of a Porsche and a Model 3
Images: Hyundai An electric car with joysticks instead of a steering wheel Continue reading… ...
04:32 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Amazon speeds up same-day shipping
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is starting to offer even faster same-day shipping in select cities. The company has built out new warehouses in Dallas, Orlando, Philadelp...
04:13 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Connected is a warning about technology wrapped in an animated family road trip movie
Imagine if a National Lampoon Vacation movie ended with Clark Griswold and his family having to save the world from a fleet of autonomous robots developed by an Amazon-like company. That...
04:06 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge You can get two Google Nest Mini speakers for the price of one
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Google’s Nest Mini smart speaker usually costs $50, but Daily Steals is offering an exclusive deal to Verge readers that bundles two speakers for about...
03:31 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge DARPAs competition to find a rapid rocket launch provider ends without a winner
Astra’s rocket on the launchpad in Alaska. | Image: DARPA DARPA’s competition to find a rocket company that can rapidly send satellites to space ended without a winner on March 2nd w...
03:17 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Volkswagen ditches awful ID Crozz name for its forthcoming electric compact SUV
Volkswagen’s ID Crozz, which was first unveiled in concept form back in 2017, is growing up and shedding its awful name. The German automaker announced today that it is ditching the eye-...
02:20 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge The Verge guide to the 2020 election
The 2020 presidential election is going to kick off a firestorm of change for our country and the networks that connect us all.The internet and information economy is at an inflection poin...
02:20 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Everything you need to know about Section 230
Illustrated by Alex Castro / The Verge The most important law for online speech Continue reading… ...
02:20 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge All the ways Congress is taking on the tech industry
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Every bill, every plan, every threat Continue reading… ...
02:20 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Why were covering the 2020 election
Illustrated by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge We want you to be able to keep track of what matters Continue reading… ...
02:20 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge The regulatory fights facing every major tech company
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook, Google, and Amazon versus the world Continue reading… ...
02:20 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge What 2020 means for encryption
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The battle lines are drawn Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Twitter is strongly encouraging all employees to work from home to prevent spreading coronavirus
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter has announced that it will be “strongly encouraging” all of its employees around the world to work from home “if able,” as the com...
12:00 pm - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Google cloned Apples 3D Touch for the Pixel using just software
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Yesterday, Google announced the latest “feature drop” for its Pixel line of Android phones. It’s part of an effort to get people to real...
11:06 am - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Elon Musk lends support to Twitters embattled CEO: he has a good heart
Jack Dorsey in June, 2019. | Photo by Victor Boyko/Getty Images Elon Musk lended public support to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey who’s being pressured to step down by an activist investor. ...
09:28 am - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Disney Plus to launch on Sky Q in the UK later this month
British Satellite TV broadcaster Sky has struck a multi-year deal with Disney to bring Disney Plus to Sky Q in the UK and Ireland. The deal means a dedicated Disney Plus app will be availa...
08:28 am - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Foxconn expects to resume normal production by end of March
The iPhone 11 Pro assembled by Foxconn. | Image: Apple Foxconn says it’ll resume normal production in China by the end of March and that half of its seasonal workers are now back at wo...
08:00 am - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge 2021 E-Class will use capacitive sensing to check for hands on the wheel
Images: Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz has just unveiled the 2021 E-Class, and like many of its German luxury siblings, it will come equipped with the company’s latest driver-assistance f...
07:30 am - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge BMWs electric i4 sedan finally shown off in concept form
Images: BMW The long-awaited EV, coming next year, will have 270 miles of range Continue reading… ...
05:42 am - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Sports streaming service DAZN is expanding to more than 200 countries
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images DAZN, a streaming service competing with ESPN+ to build a “Netflix for sports,” has announced aggressive international expansion plans. Ahead of Ca...
03:48 am - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Chinas Geely is building a satellite network for its cars, trucks, and drones
Image: Geely The largest private automaker in China is getting into the satellite business. Chinese automotive giant Geely has broadened its reach to include everything from trucking, to...
03:48 am - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Chinas largest private automaker is building a satellite network now, too
Image: Geely The largest private automaker in China is getting into the satellite business. Chinese automotive giant Geely has broadened its reach to include everything from trucking, to...
01:28 am - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Mario Kart Tour is getting multiplayer on March 8th
Nintendo announced on Monday that Mario Kart Tour, the mobile iteration of the Mario Kart series, will finally be getting multiplayer this weekend, nearly six months after its late Septemb...
12:50 am - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Chris Matthews just quit Hardball live on air
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images Chris Matthews apparently just quit “Hardball With Chris Matthews” live on air. The abrupt exit of the MSNBC anchor happened after columnist Laura ...
12:28 am - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Oppos new smartwatch looks just like the Apple Watch
Oppo has given us its best look yet at its upcoming smartwatch on the way — and it looks almost exactly like an Apple Watch. The new watch will be called the Oppo Watch, and more will be...
12:24 am - Tue, March 3, 2020
The Verge Facebook pulls out of the SXSW conference citing coronavirus concerns
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook has pulled out of the upcoming SXSW conference in Austin, TX, according to a company statement given to Business Insider. “Due to conce...
11:43 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Google and Microsoft just canceled two small conferences ahead of their major ones
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google and Microsoft both announced on Monday that two smaller conferences, Google’s Cloud Next in San Francisco and Microsoft’s MVP Summit in...
11:43 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Google and Microsoft just canceled two conferences ahead of their major ones
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google and Microsoft both announced on Monday that two industry conferences, Google’s Cloud Next in San Francisco and Microsoft’s MVP Summit i...
11:25 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Stanford group wants to use your computer to help researchers study the coronavirus
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Stanford University’s [email protected] distributed computing project is seeking volunteers to help researchers develop treatment therapies for t...
11:06 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Chinese nationals helped North Korea launder stolen cryptocurrency, US officials say
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge North Korean hackers stole $250 million worth of cryptocurrency from an exchange and two Chinese nationals helped them launder $100 million of it ...
10:34 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Epic delays Fortnite tournaments until it fixes performance issues
Photo: Epic Games Epic Games announced today that it won’t be hosting any Fortnite tournaments with cash prizes until it addresses performance issues affecting both players and the gam...
10:33 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Waymo rakes in $2.25 billion in self-driving units first external fundraising
Waymo just announced a significant milestone: its first external fundraising round. The self-driving division of Alphabet raked in $2.25 billion in a funding round led by Silver Lake, Cana...
10:10 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge The Google Pixel Slate tablet includes a keyboard and pen for $599
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge One of the best deals from last year’s Black Friday shopping holiday was on the Google Pixel Slate tablet. That deal is back, and it’s a little bett...
09:44 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Uber and Lyft give drivers guidelines to help prevent coronavirus spread
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images Uber and Lyft are telling their contracted drivers how best to prevent potential spread of the coronavirus, as more than 90,000 infections have been conf...
09:28 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge New coronavirus deaths in Washington show why widespread testing matters
Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images Three new deaths caused by the new coronavirus were reported in King County, Washington where an outbreak is occurring among patients at a nursing facil...
09:21 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Go read this bonkers profile of Rebekah Neumann, co-founder of WeWork
Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic The business of business is rarely a pleasure, but sometimes it gets very juicy. Last year, the story of WeWork — its improbable rise and totally predict...
08:46 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge NBCs experimental PGA Tour live stream makes it easier to follow your favorite golfer
Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR via Getty Images The biggest moments in any given golf tournament broadcast can be captured by just a few cameras across a multi-acre course. But the upcom...
08:39 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Facebook restricts social visitors to its offices over coronavirus concerns
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The world’s biggest social network is restricting social visits to its physical offices, as Facebook tries to protect its employees from coronav...
08:16 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Valve shows off how youll fight and move in Half-Life: Alyx
Valve’s much-anticipated virtual reality game Half-Life: Alyx debuts on March 23rd, and it just offered a little more detail on what we’ll be playing. It released three short videos to...
08:06 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge CDC drops coronavirus testing numbers from their website
The exterior of CDC headquarters | Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images A tally of the number of people tested for the novel coronavirus disappeared from the Centers for Disease Control...
07:45 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge McMillions review: finally, the burger-related true crime series weve been waiting for
It’s a good idea to have a few questions in mind whenever you order a burger. Nothing too wild. Simple stuff, like: Does this burger have cheese? (It should.) Other toppings? (Knock your...
07:43 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Android 11 can tell you when your Pixel 4 isnt placed correctly on a wireless charger
Photo by Avery White for The Verge Google is reportedly adding a useful new feature in Android 11, which will let you know when your phone isn’t properly aligned on a wireless charging...
07:33 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge How to make your own hand sanitizer
Xinhua/Li Muzi via Getty Images Everyone agrees, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that if you want to avoid the transmission of disease, including the nove...
07:32 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Just a few questions about this gamer bed
Japanese retailer Bauhutte sells a great deal of furniture aimed at “gamers,” but few can top its one-stop shop for sleep and gaming. Like Voltron, but made for people who refuse to us...
07:21 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Apple Pro Display XDR review: category of one
Can Apple’s newest display satisfy every kind of pro? Continue reading… ...
07:21 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Mac Pro review: power, if you can use it
Apple’s back in the pro game, but can it keep up? Continue reading… ...
07:10 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge New Google Pixel features coming this month include more emoji, dark mode scheduling, and Google Pay improvements
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Near the end of last year, Google outlined a new strategy of bundling together new software tricks for its Pixel phones into “feature drops” instead...
06:17 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Nvidias GPU Technology Conference will now be online only due to coronavirus concerns
Photo by Stefan Etienne / The Verge Nvidia has announced it has shifted its GPU Technology Conference (GTC) to be online-only due to concerns from the coronavirus outbreak. People who ha...
06:12 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Nvidias GeForce Now is becoming an important test for the future of cloud gaming
Image: Nvidia Nvidia’s GeForce Now took yet another hit this weekend with a new publisher pulling its software from the cloud gaming service. That’s because GeForce Now, unlike compe...
05:52 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge The new Facebook Messenger for iOS is much faster and takes less space on your phone
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook announced today that it’s starting to roll out a “faster, smaller, and simpler” version of Messenger on iOS. Facebook says the new ...
05:44 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Some UK railway stations free Wi-Fi exposed personal info for 10,000 travelers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A free Wi-Fi service at rail stations in the UK exposed the personal information of about 10,000 people, and the provider did not notify authoriti...
05:10 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Death Stranding is coming to PC on June 2nd with Half-Life cosmetics
Image: 505 Games Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima’s latest game, was released on PlayStation 4 last year, and is now coming to PC on June 2nd, published by 505 Games. The PC version of th...
05:01 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Apple agrees to $500 million settlement for throttling older iPhones
Apple has tentatively agreed to a $500 million settlement after admitting to slowing down older phones. The deal would provide small payouts for many iPhone owners in the US, plus greater ...
05:00 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Maps show drastic drop in Chinas air pollution after coronavirus quarantine
NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using modified Copernicus Sentinel 5P data processed by the European Space Agency.  There’s been a dramatic drop in...
04:28 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge How to save a tweet as a draft
Twitter is a fast-paced world — your timeline might feel like it’s running at a mile a minute. But your tweets don’t have to be that way. It’s okay to take your time and refine you...
04:25 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge FX on Hulu launches today, cementing Disneys attempt to turn Hulu into a necessity
Hulu has launched its new “FX on Hulu” hub today, a collection of some of FX’s biggest shows that’s also Disney’s biggest overhaul of the streaming service since it acquired cont...
04:00 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Amazons waterproof Kindle Paperwhite is back down to its lowest price
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is the best e-reader you can buy, and today, this model is back down to its lowest price yet. Instead of $130, it...
04:00 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Core is a new platform aiming to be the YouTube of game development
A free PC-based tool that should be in open alpha soon Continue reading… ...
03:32 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Jeeps high performance electric bike is now available for pre-order, but you probably cant afford it
Jeep’s powerful new electric bike, which it first teased during its Groundhog Day-themed Super Bowl ad, is now available for preorder. But be forewarned: this one ain’t cheap. The all...
03:22 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Twitter pulls out of SXSW conference over coronavirus concerns
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is canceling employee travel to the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, including CEO Jack Dorsey’s planned keynote, due to conce...
03:00 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Public media found its answer to Spotify in Pocket Casts
Pocket Casts BBC Studios and Pocket Casts are announcing today that the British company is investing in the American podcast player. The decision comes at a time when multiple podcast ap...
02:51 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Microsofts translucent Xbox controller looks the best in new pink option
Image: Microsoft Microsoft has already released two translucent Phantom Xbox controllers in white and black, but the company now has the best color yet: magenta. The latest translucent d...
02:44 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Prototype of SpaceXs Starship rocket implodes during late-night test
Image: Screengrab from SPadre Another test of SpaceX’s next-generation rocket, Starship, ended in failure over the weekend, after a major test article imploded at the company’s facil...
01:45 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Riots new shooter Valorant looks like Overwatch meets CS:GO
For its first competitive shooter, League of Legends developer Riot is pulling from some of the biggest games in the genre. Today, the developer officially unveiled Valorant — previously...
01:00 pm - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge The Verge tech survey 2020
Ahead of the election year, we polled Americans about which big tech companies they trust with their personal information — and which ones should be broken up Continue reading...
11:56 am - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Alphabets Tidal moonshot tracks individual fish to help sustainably feed humanity
Tidal fish tracking | Image: Tidal Today Alphabet is announcing Tidal, an X division moonshot project with the goal of preserving the ocean’s ability to support life and help feed huma...
09:43 am - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Oppo launches six-camera Reno 3 Pro in India
Oppo has announced the Reno 3 Pro, the latest entry in the ever-more-convoluted Reno series. It’s a mid-range model that’s altogether separate from the Reno 3 Pro 5G released in China ...
09:00 am - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Final Fantasy VII Remakes reimagined battle system makes it feel like an all-new game
Image: Square Enix Blending the best elements of prior games into one cohesive system Continue reading… ...
09:00 am - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Final Fantasy VII Remake gives Midgar a luxurious makeover
In the original Final Fantasy VII, Midgar can often feel more like an idea than a place. It’s billed as a metropolis torn by ecopolitics and economic disparity, yet players have little c...
08:40 am - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge A Final Fantasy VII Remake demo is out now for PS4
If you have a PS4, you can now play Final Fantasy VII Remake, which is a sentence that a lot of people have been waiting forever to hear. Square Enix just released a demo of the upcoming g...
05:01 am - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge AT&T TV now available nationwide with Android TV set-top box and a two-year contract
Image: AT&T TV AT&T TV is launching nationwide today after initially rolling out to over a dozen markets last year. The subscription TV service — not to be confused with AT&...
04:40 am - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Sharp will use a TV factory to mass-produce face masks
Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge Sharp plans to start making face masks at one of its factories in Japan in response to surging demand sparked by the coronavirus outbreak, The Associated ...
02:57 am - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Second coronavirus death confirmed in Washington state
Evergreen Health Medical Center, where two patients have died from the novel coronavirus | Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images A second person died of the coronavirus in Washington, accord...
02:06 am - Mon, March 2, 2020
The Verge Mike Bloomberg cosplays as president in coronavirus ad
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign purchased primetime ad space Sunday night — reportedly worth at least $1 million — so the former...
04:00 pm - Sun, March 1, 2020
The Verge Lionkiller turns the legend of Mulan into an interactive story during the Opium Wars
It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that can be starte...
03:00 pm - Sun, March 1, 2020
The Verge Run an America full of talking animals in Democratic Socialism Simulator
Molleindustria There are simulation games that try to be neutral. SimCity never lays out its philosophy of urban planning. Democracy lets you rewrite its rules to role-play any democrati...
02:00 pm - Sun, March 1, 2020
The Verge From The Strategist: the 10 best eco-friendly condoms and lubes
Looking for eco-friendly condoms is complicated. Kim Marks, the owner of As You Like It, a nontoxic and environmentally conscious sex shop in Eugene, Oregon, describes the concept as a Cat...
09:44 pm - Sat, February 29, 2020
The Verge First U.S. coronavirus death confirmed in Washington state
A do not enter sign has been taped to the door at Bothell High School in Bothell, Washington. It is closed for disinfection after a family member of a staffer was put in quarantine for poss...
07:03 pm - Sat, February 29, 2020
The Verge First U.S. coronavirus death confirmed in Washington state
A do not enter sign has been taped to the door at Bothell High School in Bothell, Washington. It is closed for disinfection after a family member of a staffer was put in quarantine for poss...
04:00 pm - Sat, February 29, 2020
The Verge This is the last week to preorder Samsungs Galaxy S20
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Samsung’s new Galaxy S20 series of phones will release this coming Friday, March 6th. This leaves you with a whole week to decide whether you want to ...
03:50 pm - Sat, February 29, 2020
The Verge YouTube TV will keep streaming Fox RSNs and YES Network during negotiations with Sinclair
Sports fans don’t have to worry about their local teams disappearing from YouTube TV after all. Not yet, anyway. Last night, YouTube tweeted that it has agreed to a temporary extension w...
03:00 pm - Sat, February 29, 2020
The Verge How to stop Spectrum junk mail
Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images For years, I have been getting inundated with physical junk mail from my internet service provider (ISP), Charter Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Ca...
03:00 pm - Sat, February 29, 2020
The Verge 9 new trailers you should watch this week
Image: Amazon As the leader of The Verge’s Pride & Prejudice (2005) fan group, I obviously went to go see Emma last weekend. It was great! The trailer made me worried that the film...
02:30 pm - Sat, February 29, 2020
The Verge Bob Iger got Disney into the streaming wars, so what happens once hes gone?
Between 2006 and now, Disney spent around $100 billion to become the unbeatable giant it is today, snapping up Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, BAMTech, and 21st Century Fox. While the ac...
02:08 pm - Sat, February 29, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus cases of unknown origin found in California, Washington and Oregon
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 was ide...
02:00 pm - Sat, February 29, 2020
The Verge 1More True Wireless ANC headphones review: great features, not-so-great fit
1More’s earbuds sound great, but the fit might not be for everyone Continue reading… ...
02:30 am - Sat, February 29, 2020
The Verge Hilary Duff publicly asks Disney to move Lizzie McGuire reboot to Hulu instead of Disney Plus
Photo by: Aaron Poole/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images New Disney CEO Bob Chapek has only been on the job for a few days, and he’s already got a controversy to deal wi...
12:29 am - Sat, February 29, 2020
The Verge The Internet Archives VHS Vault will send you on a 90s nostalgia trip
Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images The Internet Archive, perhaps best known for the extremely handy Wayback Machine you can use to find older versions of webpage...
12:06 am - Sat, February 29, 2020
The Verge GDC postponed to later this year over coronavirus concerns
This year’s annual Game Developers Conference has been postponed amid growing concern about the international coronavirus outbreaks. The event, which has run since 1988, was expected to ...