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11:32 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Elon Musk says shelter-in-place orders during COVID-19 are fascist
Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Elon Musk called the shelter-in-place orders in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the US “fascist” actions that are stripping ...
11:32 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Lime reportedly plans to lay off as many as 100 employees
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Lime is planning to lay off between 80 and 100 of its workers, according to Axios, an indication the company has run into financial troubles d...
10:47 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Qualcomm expects phone shipments to drop by 30 percent next quarter due to COVID-19
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Qualcomm expects smartphone shipments to fall 30 percent in the comings months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company said today, cutting it...
10:38 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Amazon says its a victim of Trump admins personal vendetta after landing on counterfeit list
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is not pleased with the decision from the Trump administration to list a number of its foreign websites as havens for counterfeit products ...
10:15 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Xbox Game Pass hits 10 million subscribers
Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Microsoft says more than 10 million people now subscribe to Xbox Game Pass, its subscription service offering access to a growing selection of PC and Xbox...
10:13 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Reddit is launching built-in subreddit chat rooms
Reddit is introducing a new chat room tool, in a throwback to the old days of the internet when those were a thing. The feature, called “Start Chatting,” will randomly sort users of po...
10:02 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Microsoft Teams jumps 70 percent to 75 million daily active users
Microsoft Teams Microsoft said last month that Teams usage had grown to 44 million daily active users during the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s now jumped another 70 percent. During an...
09:14 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Lenovos new ThinkPad keyboard is the best way to get the infamous nub on your desktop
The ThinkPad mouse nub — i.e., the TrackPoint — is a controversial piece of technology. People tend to either despise the red dot-shaped substitute for a real mouse, or adore it as the...
08:45 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Facebook usage is surging, but the company warns it may be temporary
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook’s business is booming, thanks to worldwide shelter-in-place and quarantine orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic that have everyone using...
08:42 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge TikTok reaches 2 billion downloads
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok is seemingly thriving during the global pandemic, and today, analytics platform Sensor Tower reported that the social media platform has be...
08:33 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Assassins Creed Valhalla is Assassins Creed with vikings
Ubisoft has officially announced the next game in its long-running Assassin’s Creed series: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which adds vikings to the world’s preeminent historical murder ...
08:27 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Tesla turns a profit and says it may hit 2020 delivery goals despite pandemic
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Tesla turned a surprise profit in the first quarter of 2020 of $16 million, despite factory shutdowns in China and the US, the company announced on Wed...
08:21 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Microsoft reports increased PC demand during coronavirus and minimal impact on revenue
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft posted the third quarter of its 2020 financial results today, and all eyes are on the early impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. ...
07:32 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Sam Barlows Telling Lies is still great on console, but it can be hard to watch in 2020
On my TV screen, Logan Marshall-Green is listening intently. I know of Marshall-Green, the actor, but I have no idea who Marshall-Green, this unnamed character, is just yet. He shifts in h...
07:00 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka will play in a celebrity Mario Tennis tournament on Facebook
Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images Top tennis players including Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, and (known Overwatch fan) Naomi Osaka will compete in a live-streamed Mario Tenn...
06:00 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge The two biggest US theater chains have banned Universal movies because of Trolls World Tour
John Nacion/NurPhoto via Getty Images Regal Cinemas owner Cineworld has joined AMC Theaters in declaring that it will not show Universal movies — or films from any other studios that ...
06:00 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Regal Cinemas warns Universal over Trolls World Tour skipping theaters
John Nacion/NurPhoto via Getty Images Regal Cinemas owner Cineworld has warned Universal that it will not show films that “fail to respect” the theatrical window after the studio dec...
06:00 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Twitch gets an esports directory
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Today, Twitch is getting an esports directory because esports are bigger than ever. As the world is largely stuck inside and traditional sports ha...
05:59 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Apples latest iOS beta makes it easier to unlock an iPhone while wearing a face mask
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple’s latest beta version of iOS 13 comes with a much-needed improvement to lock screen authentication for those who now spend a majority ...
05:48 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Fortnites new experimental mode is about partying, not fighting
It’s time to party in Fortnite. Epic just launched a new, violence-free mode for the game, dubbed “party royale,” which removes two of the biggest elements from the experience: weapo...
05:29 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Your Phone app now lets you control music on a phone from your PC
Microsoft is planning to bring music controls to its Your Phone app that will allow Android owners to see and control what songs are playing on their phones. The software maker has started...
05:00 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Apple and Google have begun testing their COVID-19 exposure notification API
Apple and Google’s joint effort to help public health authorities track the spread of COVID-19 will begin testing today, the companies said. The companies will deliver an initial version...
04:54 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Neural net-generated memes are one of the best uses of AI on the internet
I’ve spent a good chunk of my workday so far creating memes thanks to this amazing website from Imgflip that automatically generates captions for memes using a neural network. I’m addi...
04:51 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Elon Musk is dangerously wrong about the novel coronavirus
Photo by Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images For months, Elon Musk has been spreading doubt, confusion, and outright misinformation about the deadliest pandemic of our time. Sin...
04:47 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Amazon nabs exclusive streaming rights to select NFL games in contract extension
Image: Focus on Sport / Getty Images Amazon has carried NFL Thursday Night Football games on its Prime Video and Twitch platforms for the last few years, but an extension of that deal wi...
04:40 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Canon now lets you use its cameras as a webcam with amazing video quality
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Interested in improving the video quality of your own Zoom frame tenfold? If you’ve got a recent Canon mirrorless, DSLR, or PowerShot camera...
04:13 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge You can save 50 percent on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and the nine-film collection in 4K
May 4th is the annual Star Wars-themed holiday, and several sales have already begun to celebrate the franchise. One of the most notable so far is the PC version of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen ...
04:00 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Hummer EV launch event delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Image: GMC General Motors is delaying the upcoming reveal of the new all-electric Hummer truck, which was originally scheduled for May 20th because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The automake...
03:46 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Trolls World Tour made nearly $100 million without theaters, but theaters arent obsolete
Trolls World Tour is the best proof yet that Hollywood might not be as reliant on theaters as it has been for more than a century. The film made nearly $100 million in the past three weeks...
03:22 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge How a team of NASA engineers developed a ventilator for COVID-19 patients in just a month
Some of the JPL team posing with the VITAL ventilator. | Image: NASA From spacecraft to medical craft Continue reading… ...
02:49 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Roomba maker iRobots lawnmower bot is indefinitely delayed because of COVID-19
Image: iRobot iRobot, the company behind the autonomous Roomba vacuum, says it’s scrapping its plans to release its lawn-mowing robot, the Terra, because of the pandemic. The company s...
02:00 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Everything you need to know about the coronavirus
Illustration by Ana Kova Public health experts around the globe are scrambling to understand, track, and contain a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, at the beginning of December 2...
01:30 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Gears Tactics and Game Pass show Microsoft is serious about PC gaming
‘It’s not an experiment’ Continue reading… ...
01:07 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Video chat app Marco Polo says its costs are getting too expensive, and it wants people to pay to use the app
Marco Polo Marco Polo, an app that became popular for staying in touch with friends while social distancing, is looking to make some cash. The free app is launching an expanded premium p...
01:00 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Online schooling has a tech issue that no apps can fix
Photo by Mariel Flickinger As classes move online, many students aren’t coming with them Continue reading… ...
12:30 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge No one knows when the COVID-19 pandemic will end
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon We’ve got to be ready for the long haul Continue reading… ...
12:18 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Google shuts down event organizing experiment as local meetups disappear
Image: Google Google’s Area 120 incubator is shutting down Shoelace, a local event organizing app that it’s been trialing in New York City for the past year, 9to5Google reports. The ...
12:00 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Exam anxiety: how remote test-proctoring is creeping students out
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge As schools go remote, so do tests and so does surveillance Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Google and Microsoft chase after Zoom with new features and free services
The race to respond to Zoom’s popularity is well and truly on Continue reading… ...
11:07 am - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Spotify earnings: Every day now looks like the weekend
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge People are changing how they listen to Spotify as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced in its latest earnings release t...
10:00 am - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Google Meet video conferencing is now free for anybody
Google is opening up its Google Meet videoconferencing service to anybody who wants to use it, instead of just offering it to enterprise and education customers via G Suite. The company sa...
10:00 am - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge How YouTubes moderators are keeping up with changing guidance around COVID-19
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Oh hey, today is our 500th issue! Thanks to everyone who has been with us from the beginning, and each of you who has joined along the way. We can...
09:47 am - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Samsung and LG warn that the worst financial impact of COVID-19 is still to come
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Samsung and LG just reported their first quarter results for the three-month period ending in March, with earnings largely unaffected by the COVID...
12:12 am - Wed, April 29, 2020
The Verge Apple Maps now shows COVID-19 testing sites
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple Maps will now show COVID-19 testing sites in all 50 states and Puerto Rico (via TechCrunch). When you search using terms like “COVID-1...
11:44 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge AMC Theaters will no longer play Universal movies after Trolls World Tours on-demand success
AMC Theatres will no longer play Universal films effective immediately after “unacceptable” comments were made from NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell on its decision to bypass a traditional ...
11:36 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Overwatchs biggest star is moving to Valorant
Photo by Robert Paul / Blizzard Entertainment Overwatch’s top professional player is moving on to a new game. Today, Jay “Sinatraa” Won left the Overwatch League’s San Francisco ...
10:38 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Jay Z is using copyright strikes to remove deepfaked audio of himself from YouTube
Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has become an unlikely source of inspiration within the budding community of artificial intellige...
10:38 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Jay Z tries to use copyright strikes to remove deepfaked audio of himself from YouTube
Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has become an unlikely source of inspiration within the budding community of artificial intellige...
10:08 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Googles Meet teleconferencing service now adding about 3 million users per day
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google’s Meet teleconferencing service is now adding about 3 million users per day, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced on the company’s first qu...
09:47 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Ubers CTO steps down as company reportedly mulls 20 percent layoffs
Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images Thuan Pham, Uber’s chief technology officer, is stepping down, the ride-hailing company said in a filing with the Securities and E...
09:34 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Next years Oscars will allow streaming-only movies to qualify, but with heavy restrictions
Matt Petit - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science will allow some movies released on streaming platforms and via digital release to qualify ...
09:17 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge AMDs quarterly profits sink, and it expects weakened demand throughout 2020
AMD posted its Q1 2020 financial results, and quarter-to-quarter revenue is down by 16 percent. Its quarterly operating income also took a dive, as revenue slowed and R&D costs went up...
08:50 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Epic Games is requiring customers to enable two-factor authentication to redeem free games
Image: Epic Games Epic Games will occasionally require users to enable two-factor authentication before redeeming free games on its digital storefront between now and May 21st. The goal ...
08:38 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Alphabet weathers first quarter after the novel coronavirus, but the worst is yet to come
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google parent company Alphabet managed to weather the storm caused by COVID-19 in its first quarterly earnings that take into account the society-...
08:32 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Ford delays launch of robotaxi service to 2022
Image: Ford Ford is pushing back the launch of its forthcoming robotaxi and autonomous delivery services from 2021 to 2022, the company announced today, due to the economic impact of the...
08:25 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Orange Is The New Black creators will lead new remotely produced Social Distance show
Netflix Netflix has announced that the creative team behind Orange Is The New Black has created a new series centered around social distancing. The show, called Social Distance, will be...
07:39 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Damien Patton, founder of surveillance startup Banjo, has a secret racist past
Wally Skalij/Los Angles Times On June 9th, 1990, a young Damien Patton took part in a drive-by shooting against the West End Synagogue in Nashville, Tennessee, alongside a leading member...
07:27 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Ford and Lincoln cancel Rivian-powered electric vehicle due to the pandemic
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Ford and its luxury brand Lincoln have canceled an all-electric SUV that was going to be powered by technology provided by EV startup Rivian, ...
07:18 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Google is updating the Drive and Docs share window to make it less confusing
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google on Tuesday announced a planned update to the permissions window for its Docs, Drive, and Sheets apps that is designed to make sharing files...
06:39 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Apple Support app updated with dark mode and a new UI
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Apple Support app has been updated to version 4.0 and now has dark mode, an updated user interface, and offers support for Apple services and ...
06:27 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Disney isnt trying to steal your Star Wars tweets
Lucasfilm Ltd. Yesterday, the Disney Plus Twitter account encouraged fans to share their favorite Star Wars memory, promising it might show up “somewhere special” on May 4th. But a f...
06:11 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge People can now host fundraisers over Instagram Live
Instagram Instagram is making it easier for people to raise money for nonprofits today by building a feature that’ll allow Live viewers to directly support approved organizations. Live...
05:57 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge More than 1 million people in the US have tested positive for COVID-19
Photo by Robin Utrecht / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images The United States has confirmed more than 1 million cases of COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University’s Coron...
05:50 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Anchor will now let you make video calls into audio podcasts
Image: Anchor Anchor, a podcast-making app owned by Spotify, will now let you take recordings of your video calls and chats and turn them into podcasts (via TechCrunch). If you’ve been...
05:39 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Tesla pauses plan to bring back workers as Bay Area extends stay-at-home order
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Over the weekend, Tesla told some of its employees in California to get ready to return to work this week. But by Monday, the company reversed course a...
05:30 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Facebook is adding the option to charge for access to live streams
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge As more businesses, creators, and artists turn to internet live-streaming tools during the pandemic, Facebook has announced that it’ll be adding...
05:23 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Streetwear enthusiasts are flocking to Animal Crossing
Last week, Japanese techwear firm Acronym released a new version of its iconic J1A-GT jacket, one based on Hideo Kojima’s PS4 game Death Stranding. Like most Acronym gear, the jacket was...
04:55 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge HTCs blockchain phone takes over a century to mine enough crypto to pay for itself
Image: HTC HTC’s Exodus blockchain smartphones will soon receive their own mining app, letting them mine Monero cryptocurrency when plugged in and idle, The Block reported earlier this...
04:45 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Amazons power is becoming more exposed during the pandemic
Illustration by Alex Castro When people were ordered to stay home during the pandemic, online shopping became a vital resource for basic goods like toilet paper, groceries, and clea...
04:00 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Google Stadia gets PUBG, with Star Wars, Madden, and FIFA arriving later this year
Image: Google Google is bringing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) to Stadia today, and it’s promising to launch several EA games later this year. PUBG will be free for Stadia Pro...
04:00 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge YouTube brings fact-check panels to searches in the United States
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube will begin adding informational panels containing information from its network of fact-checkers to videos in the United States, the compan...
03:14 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Does Final Fantasy VII Remakes bizarro ending work?
No gods, no canon Continue reading… ...
03:05 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Faze Clan launches new studio for original film and TV projects
Faze Clan is expanding beyond platforms like Twitch and YouTube. Today the esports and lifestyle company announced the launch of Faze Studios, alongside producer Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 ...
02:33 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge You can get a copy of Affinity Photo for 50 percent off
Affinity Serif’s Affinity Photo desktop application is $25 per license right now directly through Serif itself, B&H Photo (via Slickdeals), and through the respective app stores on...
02:00 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge The problem with COBOL
Photo by Cynthia Johnson/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images It’s been two weeks since Verge politics reporter Makena Kelly dove into the IT tangle that has taken ...
02:00 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Blink Mini review: a strings-attached home security cam
This affordable home security camera has a few long-term costs associated Continue reading… ...
01:19 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Sen. Josh Hawley calls for a criminal antitrust probe into Amazon
Photo by Sarah Silbiger / Getty Images Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is calling on federal prosecutors to open a criminal antitrust investigation into Amazon, as laid out in a letter released ...
01:00 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Boob job: how The Chive built an empire out of bro-bait
The website defined frat culture in 2010, but can it survive a decade later? Continue reading… ...
12:28 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge WhatsApp ups limit on video calls to eight people
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge WhatsApp video calls can now include up to eight people instead of just four. In order to reach the new upper limit, everyone on the call will...
12:00 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Facebook to stream a virtual graduation ceremony with Oprah Winfrey as commencement speaker
Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images Students around the world are going to miss their opportunity to have an in-person graduation ceremony, so Facebook has decided to host its own version...
12:00 pm - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Our 14 favorite gadgets and hacks for working at home
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge From mesh networks to lap desks, here’s how The Verge’s staffers create their workspaces Continue reading… ...
11:53 am - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Microsoft says Surface devices dont have Thunderbolt due to security concerns
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Microsoft has explained why its range of Surface laptops and tablets don’t have Thunderbolt ports or removable RAM: security concerns. That ...
11:12 am - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge US spending on tech booms even as overall purchasing declines
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a surge in sales for consumer technology in the US, even as spending declines overall, an NPD analyst is repo...
10:00 am - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge How Big Tech is dictating the terms of the coronavirus response to national governments
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon and Alex Castro / The Verge On Monday the six Bay Area counties announced that they would extend stay-at-home orders through May, citing ongoing difficul...
08:57 am - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge TikToks latest stickers let you donate to charity
Image: TikTok TikTok creators can now add Donation Stickers to their videos and live streams to encourage followers to donate to charitable causes during the coronavirus pandemic, the co...
07:00 am - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Oppo Find X2 Pro review: supercar smartphone
Oppo’s latest flagship is sleek and luxurious Continue reading… ...
04:11 am - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge The iPhone SE cant expand lock screen notifications with Haptic Touch
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge It’s emerged that the new iPhone SE, which started shipping last Friday, has a curious feature missing: unlike every other modern iPhone, you’re una...
01:30 am - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge DJIs new Mavic Air 2 has an upgraded camera and much longer flying time
The DJI Mavic Air 2 | Image: DJI Two and a half years after introducing the first Mavic Air, DJI is announcing its successor: the Mavic Air 2. It comes with a bigger image sensor, ditche...
12:10 am - Tue, April 28, 2020
The Verge Go read this analysis of the new iPhone SEs AI-powered depth camera system
Unlike most phones released these days, Apple’s new iPhone SE has just one 12-megapixel rear camera lens. But it turns out that one camera is still pretty good, at least in well-lit situ...
10:48 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast extend policies to waive late fees due to the pandemic through June 30th
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge AT&T, Comcast, Cox, and Verizon have all extended their policies to not charge late fees or cancel service for customers and small businesses ...
10:05 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Amazon faces lawsuit over Chinese battery that allegedly burned down a garage
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A mislabeled battery that allegedly caused a fire in a Minnesota man’s garage last year is the subject of a new lawsuit against Amazon. Farm Bur...
09:38 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge The Library of Congress wants to help you remix public domain audio clips
The Library of Congress has launched a new website that allows you to create short remixes of royalty-free audio clips. Citizen DJ is an open-source hip-hop project created by New York-ba...
09:19 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge YouTubes new chapters experiment makes listening to game soundtracks even better
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube is currently experimenting with adding chapters to “a small selection” of videos on Android, iOS, and desktop devices. Instead of find...
08:37 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Verizon extends policy to waive late fees due to the pandemic through June 30th
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Verizon has extended its policy to not charge late fees or cancel service for customers and small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic thr...
08:04 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Airbnbs new cleaning protocols include 24-hour vacancies between bookings
Short-term home rental platform Airbnb is introducing a new “enhanced cleaning initiative” that will take effect in May and include a 24-hour vacancy period between bookings, according...
08:01 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Teslas can now see and slow for traffic lights and stop signs
Photo by Sean O’Kane/The Verge Tesla is rolling out a software update to some of its newest cars that will allow them to see and respond to traffic lights and stop signs, a feature tha...
07:03 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge WarnerMedia expands free HBO Max deal to HBO subscribers who pay through Apples services
WarnerMedia and Apple have reached a deal that will give free HBO Max access to existing HBO customers who subscribe to the service through Apple. Free access begins when the new streaming...
06:37 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Pollution rollbacks show a callous disregard for communities hard hit by COVID-19
Photo by Kim Raff / Getty Images for NRDC The COVID-19 crisis hasn’t stopped the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back key environmental protections in the US, alarming both en...
06:25 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Netflixs new Michelle Obama documentary arrives May 6th
Image: Netflix Netflix announced today that a new documentary about former first lady Michelle Obama will be available on the streaming service starting Wednesday, May 6th. The documenta...
05:43 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Samsungs update for the Galaxy Buds makes them more like the pricier Galaxy Buds Plus
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Samsung released its second version of truly wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Plus, earlier this year, and now it’s bringing some of their ...
05:25 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge The algorithms big companies use to manage their supply chains dont work during pandemics
Photo by Mikhail Japaridze / TASS via Getty Images Even during a pandemic, Walmart’s supply chain managers have to make sure stores and warehouses are stocked with the things customers...
05:08 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge The Last of Us Part II will now launch on June 19th
Image: Naughty Dog Sony announced today that Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II will now be released on June 19th. Earlier this month, Sony had said that the PlayStation 4 exclusive ...
04:52 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Raids are the best thing about live-streaming
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Live-streaming isn’t a wilderness, but it can feel that way sometimes: even if you know what you’re doing, finding your way to someone new can...
04:03 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Google Pixel Buds review: second times the charm
Google’s new earbuds finally go truly wireless and have improved sound quality Continue reading… ...
03:46 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Pro gaming leagues are seeing a huge spike in viewership
Photo: Riot Games With people stuck at home looking for things to watch, some of the biggest esports leagues in the world are seeing a big spike in viewership. That includes professional...
03:46 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge British cinema chain to deliver film snacks via Uber Eats
Image: Curzon British cinema chain Curzon is partnering with Uber Eats to offer a selection of snacks from its concessions stand for your home movie night. The limited edition home cinem...
03:35 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Boses latest noise-canceling headphones are $100 off at Best Buy and Amazon
Image: Bose At Best Buy and Amazon, you can get Bose’s excellent Noise Cancelling 700 Headphones for $299 in the white soapstone color. This model usually costs $400, and if the white ...
02:59 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Superstardom isnt what it used to be, but it can still bring us together
Photo by Monty Brinton / CBS via Getty Images On April 21st, CBS aired Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince, a concert special recorded to commemorate the fourth anniversary of ...
02:43 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge iFixits iPhone SE teardown reveals which pieces come from older iPhones
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Reviews of the new 2020 iPhone SE are here and so is iFixit’s teardown of the device. While the $400 handset has a design similar to that of an iPhone...
02:36 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge UPS and CVS will use drones to deliver prescriptions in Florida
UPS and CVS are teaming up to deliver prescription medicine via drone to residents of The Villages retirement community in Florida. The service, which will use Matternet’s M2 drones, is ...
02:27 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Twitter turns off its original SMS service in most countries
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge For the most part, you can no longer use Twitter as it was originally built to be used: over text message. Last week, Twitter turned off the abili...
02:00 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Watch 3D printers churn out medical supplies to fight COVID-19
In the past decade, 3D printing has occupied some interesting niches. It’s an invaluable prototyping tool for countless industries and has found regular use in architecture, biotech, pro...
01:40 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be available to stream on Disney Plus on May 4th
Lucasfilm Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will debut on Disney Plus on May 4th — “Star Wars Day,” of course — the company announced today, bringing the final Star Wars film to t...
01:31 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge A vintage Apple-themed racecar is listed for sale at $499,999
DuPont Registry If you really want an Apple car and have half a million bucks to spend, there’s a 1979 Porsche 935 K3 Apple-themed racecar up for sale, according to Apple Insider. Appl...
01:19 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge SpaceXs future deep-space rocket passes key test, paving the way for short flight
SpaceX’s fourth Starship prototype prior to cryogenic proof testing. | Photo by Elon Musk This weekend, SpaceX successfully passed a big milestone in the development of its next-genera...
12:28 pm - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge WhatsApp says its forwarding limits have cut the spread of viral messages by 70 percent
Photo by Thomas Ricker / The Verge The spread of “highly forwarded” messages on WhatsApp has dropped by 70 percent as a result of the company’s new forwarding limits, TechCrunch re...
11:40 am - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Apple reportedly delays iPhone 12 mass production by a month
iPhone 11 lineup | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple is reportedly delaying mass production of its upcoming iPhone 12 handsets by around a month. The Wall Street Journal ...
08:47 am - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Amazon pilots using video calls to verify third-party sellers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is testing using video calls to verify third-party sellers as it attempts to minimize the amount of fraudulent accounts and listings on its...
08:47 am - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Amazon testing video calls to verify third-party sellers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is testing using video calls to verify third-party sellers as it attempts to minimize the amount of fraudulent accounts and listings on its...
06:22 am - Mon, April 27, 2020
The Verge Vivo overtakes Samsung in Indian smartphone sales
Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge Vivo shipped more smartphones in India than Samsung for the first time ever last quarter, according to data from Canalys. The company’s sales to vendors...
10:39 pm - Sun, April 26, 2020
The Verge Australias COVIDSafe contact tracing app already has more than a million downloads
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon and Alex Castro / The Verge Australia launched a coronavirus contact tracing app on Sunday, drawing over a million downloads within a just few hours, the...
06:49 pm - Sun, April 26, 2020
The Verge The coronavirus pandemic is getting the total attention of the Gates Foundation
Photo by Saeed Adyani / Netflix Microsoft founder Bill Gates expects his foundation to work “almost entirely” on the coronavirus pandemic in the near future, the Financial Times repo...
02:33 pm - Sun, April 26, 2020
The Verge Tesla reportedly plans to recall some workers to its California plant this week
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla plans to call some workers back to its assembly plant in Fremont, California staring April 29th, despite a shelter-in-place order in the San...
02:00 pm - Sun, April 26, 2020
The Verge A Fold Apart turns working through anxiety into puzzle solving
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...
09:55 pm - Sat, April 25, 2020
The Verge Coursera to give unemployed workers free access to 3,800 online courses
Coursera Online learning platform Coursera will make 3,800 of its courses available for free to people unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gizmodo reported. The Coursera Workforc...
05:24 pm - Sat, April 25, 2020
The Verge Dyson says the UK doesnt need the ventilator it developed to treat COVID-19 patients
After spending about $25 million on the project, British technology company Dyson says the UK government doesn’t need the ventilator it developed to help treat COVID-19 patients, Reuters...
03:55 pm - Sat, April 25, 2020
The Verge China reportedly orders TikTok owner ByteDance to remove Feishu workplace app
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Chinese government has ordered ByteDance to take down its Feishu workplace messaging tool from app stores in China for a month because it let ...
03:00 pm - Sat, April 25, 2020
The Verge Play Mackerelmedia Fish, a strangely adorable ode to dying websites
Nathalie Lawhead Have you installed the latest version of Mackerelmedia Fish? No, not Macromedia Flash. Mackerelmedia Fish. The piscine rich media plugin, created by experimental game de...
02:00 pm - Sat, April 25, 2020
The Verge This weekend, save on Google Nests Hello video doorbell and the 15-inch MacBook Pro
Photo by Florence Ion for The Verge We’ve pulled together a few exclusive deals this weekend for readers of The Verge. First, the Google Nest Hello wired video doorbell is down to $170...
01:41 pm - Sat, April 25, 2020
The Verge Amazon restricted from selling non-essential items in France after it loses court appeal
Amazon has lost its appeal of a French court ruling that requires the company to temporarily stop delivering nonessential items in France or face hefty fines, the New York Times reported. ...
01:00 pm - Sat, April 25, 2020
The Verge 9 new trailers you should watch this week
Photo: Justina Mintz / TNT With Parasite still on my mind, I decided to go back and rewatch Snowpiercer the other week since both Bong Joon-ho movies deal with such similar themes around...
12:46 am - Sat, April 25, 2020
The Verge Uber faces criticism for stopping food deliveries to low-income neighborhood in San Francisco
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber has informed residents of San Francisco’s Treasure Island neighborhood it will no longer make Uber Eats deliveries to the area because of n...
11:54 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Amazon to impose new unpaid leave restrictions for warehouse workers starting May 1st
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is changing its unpaid leave policies starting next month, according to a report from Bloomberg. On May 1st, hourly employees — a vast ma...
10:41 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Sony delays Spider-Man films, forcing Marvel to move Doctor Strange and Thor sequels again
Photo: Sony Pictures Entertainment Like almost every other studio, Sony is moving around its film schedule because of the novel coronavirus. That means its two biggest Spider-Man movies ...
10:15 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge OnePlus lays off employees in Europe less than two weeks after OnePlus 8 launch
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge OnePlus launched its latest flagship phones, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, less than two weeks ago, but the Chinese phone maker is now laying off emp...
10:09 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge One of the Apple Watchs original designers tweeted a behind-the-scenes look at its development
Image: Imran Chaudhri The original Apple Watch was released five years ago today — April 24th, 2015 — and Imran Chaudhri, a designer who worked on the team for the first Apple Watch,...
10:01 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge John Legere abruptly resigns from T-Mobile board of directors to pursue other options
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge John Legere has formally cut ties with T-Mobile US, the company he led as CEO for over seven years. After steering T-Mobile through a dramatic turnaround...
09:14 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Go read this story on how COVID-19 took over cruise ships
Many industries have been negatively impacted by the novel coronavirus, including the cruise industry, with cruise ships deemed some of the most dangerous places due to the limited airflow...
08:25 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Amazon extends hourly wage increase for warehouse workers through May 16th
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is extending its increase in the hourly pay rate of warehouse workers through May 16th, according to a report from CNBC. The company origin...
06:23 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Mark Zuckerberg on how video chat needs to evolve for the pandemic
Image: The Verge Facebook’s CEO on building Rooms now, virtual reality later, and the massive acceleration in virtual connections Continue reading… ...
06:15 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Messenger Rooms are Facebooks answer to Zoom and Houseparty for the pandemic
Facebook is rolling out a suite of new products to expand its capabilities in video chat. The company today announced Messenger Rooms, a tool for starting virtual hangouts with up to 50 pe...
05:36 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge This electric skate shop owner wound up with (almost) all of Boosteds inventory
Photos by Brian Schwarz ‘Boosted USA’ will sell boards, e-scooters, spare parts, and do some service, too Continue reading… ...
05:26 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Samsung and Google are offering free phone repairs to health care workers through June 30th
Photo by Brennan King / The Verge Samsung and Google are offering free phone repairs to health care workers and first responders to help support those frontline workers in the fight agai...
04:15 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Hubble celebrates 30 years in space with a gorgeous landscape of stars
Happy Birthday Hubble! To celebrate the telescope’s three decades in space, the team of researchers behind the Hubble have released an amazing new image of two nebulas in the Large Magel...
04:15 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Apple and Google pledge to shut down coronavirus tracker when pandemic ends
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon and Alex Castro / The Verge On Friday, Apple and Google revised their ambitious automatic contact-tracing proposal, just two weeks after the system was f...
04:05 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Verizon lost 84,000 pay TV subscribers in Q1 as consumers continue shift to streaming
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Verizon lost 84,000 Fios TV subscribers and 68,000 postpaid mobile phone subscribers during the first quarter of 2020 as the telecom company conti...
04:02 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Democrats want to know if Amazon lied about using platform data to create products
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Two US lawmakers spearheading an antitrust investigation into Amazon are looking into whether a top company official lied before Congress about wh...
03:30 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Intel NUC 9 Extreme review: small size, big potential
Intel’s latest NUC computer takes on the small form factor gaming PC world Continue reading… ...
02:52 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: reviews of Apples iPhone SE, Magic Keyboard, and Logitechs Combo Touch
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Last week, we saw Apple announce an addition to its smartphone lineup as well as a new keyboard case for the iPad Pro. This week on The Vergecast, co-ho...
02:48 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Dreams, the game creation sandbox for PS4, is discounted at several retailers
Dreams, the latest game-meets-game-making toolkit from Media Molecule on PS4, is down to $25 at Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy. It normally costs $40, and if you’re spending a lot of tim...
02:35 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is stepping down, John Stankey to serve as new CEO
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has announced that he’ll be stepping down from his position, with current AT&T president and COO John Stankey set t...
02:34 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Along with health and safety experts, we would like to remind you that Lysol is poison
Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images The makers of Lysol, the Washington State Emergency Management Division, and the Environmental Protection Agency all scrambled t...
01:05 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Amazon tech workers are calling out sick in protest over COVID-19 response
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images Amazon tech workers are calling out sick today in protest of the company’s treatment of workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The action, which will...
01:00 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Telegram adding secure group video calls this year
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Messaging app Telegram is developing a group video calling service that’s due to be launched later this year, the company announced today. It sa...
12:50 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge How to buy the new iPhone SE 2
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The iPhone SE 2 is now available. If you were thinking about getting one, or are just curious about the various improvements over the 2016 model, check ...
12:30 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge The Netflix button is an advertisement masquerading as a product
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...
12:00 pm - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Microsoft Word now flags double spaces as errors, ending the great space debate
Microsoft has settled the great space debate, and sided with everyone who believes one space after a period is correct, not two. The software giant has started to update Microsoft Word to ...
11:19 am - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Nintendo confirms 160,000 Nintendo Accounts accessed in hacking attempts
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Nintendo is disabling the ability to log into a Nintendo Account through a Nintendo Network ID (NNID), after 160,000 accounts have been affected by hac...
11:00 am - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Making macOS run well on ARM processors isnt the hard part
Photo by Nilay Patel / The Verge Mark Gurman at Bloomberg has the confirmation we’ve all be waiting for: Apple will reportedly use a 12-core 5nm ARM processor in a 2021 Mac. There’s ...
10:33 am - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge A new iOS text bug is again crashing iPhones
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge A new iOS text bug has been discovered that causes iPhones to crash. The flaw involves several characters from the Sindhi language that cause ...
10:00 am - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Amazons white-collar workers are starting to stand up for their blue-collar colleagues
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In November 2018, more than 20,000 Googlers briefly walked off their jobs to protest the company’s lax treatment of executives who sexually hara...
08:30 am - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Apple downplays iOS Mail app security flaw, says no evidence of exploits
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple has found no evidence that recently discovered security flaws in the native iOS Mail app were exploited by hackers, the company said in ...
04:33 am - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge LGs Velvet phone is coming on May 7th
LG’s new flagship phone, the Velvet, will be revealed in full on May 7th. The company posted a teaser video clip to its Korean YouTube channel evoking raindrops and a catwalk — a refer...
03:41 am - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge More than 12 million people attended Travis Scotts Fortnite concert
Travis Scott’s first virtual performance wasn’t just spectacular — it also broke a record. This evening developer Epic Games revealed that the concert, which took place inside of For...
12:17 am - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Travis Scotts first Fortnite concert was surreal and spectacular
If there’s one thing you can say about Fortnite’s live events, it’s that they keep getting more ambitious. From the original rocket launch to the mech vs. kaiju battle to the black h...
12:05 am - Fri, April 24, 2020
The Verge Parks and Recreation is returning next week for a half-hour charity special on NBC
Image: NBC NBC’s Parks and Recreation will be returning for a half-hour scripted special next week to raise money for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, NBC announced today (v...
11:14 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Twitter is taking down a fake Joe Biden ad amplified by Trump campaign staffers
Photo credit should read Michael Brochstein / Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Over the last few days, a fake Joe Biden campaign ad has gone viral across Twitter, boosted in p...
11:07 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Avatar: The Last Airbender is hitting Netflix on May 15th
Image: Nickelodeon All three seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender will be hitting Netflix in the US on May 15th, the streaming platform announced today. The beloved animated show follow...
10:49 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge NASA administrator urges people not to travel to Florida to watch historic SpaceX launch
At the end of May, NASA astronauts are slated to launch to space from the United States once again, after nearly a decade of launching on Russian rockets from Kazakhstan — but NASA does ...
09:54 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Even Elijah Wood needs Twitters help to sell his Animal Crossing turnips
Image: Jessa (@directedbyrian) The stalk market in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is bringing the internet together. After one user shared her incredible turnip prices on Twitter today, i...
09:53 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Instacart is hiring even more shoppers and adding wellness checks to its shopper app
An Instacart shopper in Washington D.C. prepares to fulfill a supermarket order | Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images Grocery delivery platform Instacart s...
09:06 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Amazon reportedly accessed third-party seller data to develop private-label products
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon employees have accessed sales data from independent Marketplace sellers to help the company develop competing private-label products, accor...
07:41 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge The auto industrys fight with the FCC over vehicle-to-everything communication is heating up
The auto industry is promising to dramatically expand “vehicle-to-everything” communication technology, but only if the Federal Communication Commission rolls back its decision to take...
07:05 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge A fake Joe Biden ad is being amplified on Twitter by Trump campaign staffers
Photo credit should read Michael Brochstein / Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Over the last few days, a fake Joe Biden campaign ad has gone viral across Twitter, boosted in p...
06:59 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Bill Gates says countries will probably use interviews and databases to track the coronavirus
Photo by Nicolas Liponne/NurPhoto via Getty Images Bill Gates thinks most countries will fight COVID-19 with interview-based contact tracing and a central database to track exposure. Gat...
06:01 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Apps arent a reliable way to measure blood oxygen levels
Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Doctors say one of the best ways to monitor patients with COVID-19 is by tracking their blood oxygen levels, which can...
05:21 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge The electric Polestar 2 with native Android will start at $59,900 in the US
Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge The Polestar 2, the first all-electric car from the Volvo Car Group, will start at $59,900 when it comes to the United States later this year. Equipped wi...
05:19 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Netflix nabs exclusive Pokmon episodes in latest move to dominate childrens television
Netflix has spent years trying to become the new go-to home for kids’ and family entertainment, investing billions in original content and licensing popular series from some of the bigge...
05:10 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Apples new Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro is covered under AppleCare Plus
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple’s new Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro is a pretty expensive accessory — the 11-inch version costs $299, while the 12.9-inch version costs $349...
04:59 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Porsche unveils CarPlay-compatible radios for its classic cars
Porsche is introducing new head units that combine vintage design with more modern conveniences, like high-resolution touchscreens, Bluetooth, DAB+, and Apple CarPlay. There are two versi...
04:43 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Go read this story on Airbnbs plans to bounce back after the pandemic
Photo Illustration by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The travel industry is in shambles. Now that going places has become very ill-advised at best and contagiously...
04:40 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Im obsessed with this Times Square live stream
Image: EarthCam I started becoming obsessed with EarthCam’s Times Square live stream a few weeks ago. Instead of habitually opening Instagram or Facebook when I was bored, I’d check ...
04:25 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Netflix makes reality shows exclusively for the extremely online
Too Hot to Handle’s premise is hard to see as anything other than desperate. A collection of hot people are promised a hedonistic island getaway, then surprised with a big catch: a $100,...
04:14 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Fallout 76s Wastelanders update almost makes it feel like a proper Fallout game
Fallout 76 was always missing something. Sure, it had lots of other problems — frustrating bugs and glitches, and vastly overpriced microtransactions — but what always stood out the mo...
04:00 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge How to watch Travis Scotts Fortnite concerts
Rapper Travis Scott is hosting five concerts inside of Fortnite over the next three days, and Epic promises the show, titled “Astronomical,” will be “an other-worldly experience” w...
04:00 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Bird: careless leadership, high turnover, and inappropriate office behavior
Inside the electric scooter startup with big workplace problems Continue reading… ...
03:46 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Facebook just killed its pseudoscience category for ad targeting
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook has removed “pseudoscience” from the list of categories advertisers can use to target people, following an investigation from The Mar...
03:08 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Wi-Fi is getting its biggest upgrade in 20 years
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In a few months, there’s going to be a lot more Wi-Fi to go around. The Federal Communications Commission voted today to open up a plot of spect...
02:51 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Connecticut suburb deploys pandemic drones to try to enforce social distancing
Enforcing social distancing during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic is a tough thing to do, but the suburban town of Westport, Connecticut, might have found the most over-the-top sol...
02:47 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge The Mandalorians stunning set and technology get explored in first trailer for Disney Plus docuseries
The Mandalorian’s second season is still a few months away, but a new trailer for Disney Plus’ eight-part documentary series on the making of season 1 promises to fill the gap. Each e...
02:40 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Google will make all of its advertisers verify their identities
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google will now require all of its advertisers to verify their identities and countries of origin. The new rule expands a policy previously reserv...
02:00 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Samsung smart TVs are getting an Apple Music app
Apple Music is getting an app on Samsung’s most recent smart TVs, the two companies announced today. It’s the latest expansion of the bizarre partnership between Apple and Samsung for ...
01:55 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to Xbox Game Pass in May
Microsoft is bringing Red Dead Redemption 2 to its Xbox Game Pass subscription for Xbox One consoles. It’s a big addition that will see subscribers gain access to the action-adventure ga...
01:50 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Leverage is getting rebooted as IMDb TVs first major original series
IMDb TV — the Amazon-owned free streaming service that’s part of the popular online movie database — is getting its first major original TV series: a reboot of the 2008 TNT crime sho...
01:00 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Google will tell you when it thinks its search results arent good
Google is adding a new feature to search today that will let you know when it thinks the search results it’s offering aren’t that good. “It looks like there aren’t any great match...
01:00 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge This tool automatically transcribes your Zoom meetings as they happen
Image: Otter.ai Automated transcription service Otter.ai now integrates directly into Zoom calls to transcribe meetings on the fly. During a meeting, anyone on the call can click the “...
01:00 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Boston Dynamics Spot robot is helping hospitals remotely treat coronavirus patients
Photo: Boston Dynamics Robot maker Boston Dynamics announced on Thursday that its quadruped Spot robot is already in use at one Boston hospital to help with coronavirus treatment. The co...
12:17 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Apple will reportedly use 12-core 5nm ARM processor in a 2021 Mac
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple will release its first Mac powered by an ARM processor in 2021, Bloomberg reports. The company is thought to have three Mac processors in de...
12:00 pm - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Logitechs Combo Touch is the Magic Keyboard for everyone else
Add a keyboard and trackpad to an iPad or iPad Air Continue reading… ...
10:29 am - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Twitter tests an easier way to find quote tweets
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is testing a new option that shows you all the times a post has been retweeted with a comment, the company has confirmed to The Verge. In ...
10:00 am - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Facebook has a big new plan to make money in India
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge One challenge with writing about vast multinational corporations that have unfathomably large user bases is that they occasionally wade into subje...
09:58 am - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Zoom grows to 300 million users despite security backlash
Zoom has hit the headlines recently for a growing number of security and privacy concerns, but that doesn’t seem to have stopped people from flocking to the video conferencing app. Zoom ...
08:59 am - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Gogoros first e-bike is coming to the US next month
Eeyo is the new Gogoro e-bike brand. | Image: Gogoro Electric scooter company Gogoro, founded by two former senior HTC designers and technologists, is about to launch its first electric ...
05:20 am - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Japanese hot spring resorts let you soak in their baths in VR
The coronavirus pandemic has hit the tourism industry hard, including in Japan — ninety percent of ryokan inns in the famous Arima hot spring resort town have been closed since the prefe...
12:05 am - Thu, April 23, 2020
The Verge Twitter will remove misleading COVID-19-related tweets that could incite people to engage in harmful activity
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter has updated its COVID-19 policies to require users remove tweets making unverified claims that “incite people to action and cause widesp...
11:25 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Google Duo video calls are about to look a whole lot better
Image: Google Google’s Duo video chatting app is about to get a big bump in call quality, thanks to a new video codec technology the company plans to roll out in the next week. The cod...
10:01 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Verizon extends 15GB of extra data deal to customers through May
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Verizon announced today that it’s extending its pledge to provide an additional 15GB of high-speed data to customers with a wireless plan throug...
09:52 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Nikola gets $4 million pandemic loan, as patent lawsuit against Tesla continues
Image: Nikola Electric big rig startup Nikola received a $4.1 million loan from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) meant to help small businesses kee...
09:38 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Samsungs blood pressure measurement on smartwatches still a have long way to go
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active 2 has taken another big step toward offering blood pressure monitoring, a feature Samsung has been promising since the original Galaxy Watch Active was rele...
09:25 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge USvaccineexpert says he was forced out of position for resisting hydroxychloroquine hype
Photo by YURI CORTEZ/AFP via Getty Images Federal researcher and vaccine development expert Rick Bright says he was removed from his position in the Department of Health and Human Servic...
09:22 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Joe Biden looks to shore up climate credentials for Earth Day
John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Joe Biden won key environmental endorsements this week as the 50th anniversary of Earth Day focuses attention on climate...
09:05 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Viral texts about coronavirus lockdown were amplified by Chinese operatives, US officials say
Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Chinese operatives helped amplify a viral text message that falsely claimed President Trump was going to instate a nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19,...
08:48 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Russian Dolls Leslye Headland is working on a new Star Wars show for Disney Plus
Photo by Ethan Miller/FilmMagic Russian Doll co-creator and showrunner Leslye Headland is reportedly working on a new Star Wars TV series for Disney Plus, according to a new report from ...
08:24 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Netflix promises subscribers it wont run out of new content while people are stuck at home
Image: Netflix The most pressing issue entertainment companies around the world are facing is what the rest of their year looks like. Production on sets around the world has completely s...
08:11 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Facebook will start telling you where page posts are coming from
Facebook Facebook says today, it’s going to display the location of “high-reach” Facebook pages and Instagram accounts on every post the owners share in order to give people “mor...
08:09 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Z Flip gets a new split-screen YouTube experience
Left: YouTube when unfolded / Right: split-screen when folded | Image: Samsung YouTube has released a new update to take advantage of the Galaxy Z Flip’s “Flex Mode,” allowing the ...
07:48 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge SpaceX successfully launches latest batch of 60 internet-beaming satellites to orbit
Update April 22nd, 3:48PM ET: SpaceX successfully launched and deployed all 60 Starlink satellites into orbit. The Falcon 9 rocket also successfully touched down on the company’s drone s...
07:37 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge AT&T adds 5G to 90 new markets, nearly doubling its coverage
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge AT&T is nearly doubling the number of markets in which it offers its 5G network, with coverage in 90 new areas starting today. The new additio...
07:33 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Apples default Mail app for the iPhone has a severe security flaw, researchers claim
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Security researchers say the iPhone has a severe flaw in the native iOS Mail app that makes it vulnerable to hackers, according to a report pu...
07:12 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Nuro is using delivery robots to help health care workers fighting COVID-19
Nuro, the autonomous vehicle startup founded by two ex-Google engineers, is using its small fleet of road-legal delivery robots to transport medical supplies around two California stadiums...
07:08 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Who should you be while youre streaming?
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge If there’s anything I’ve learned from working on the internet, peddling writing for a number of years, it’s that the content must flow. Or m...
06:58 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge The jury is still out on Zoom trials
Courts are moving online due to COVID-19. No one is sure if that’s a good thing. Continue reading… ...
06:42 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Deck out your Switch with (not) an Animal Crossing skin that is (not) copyright infringement
A Nintendo Switch is hard to come by these days; the limited Animal Crossing edition, even harder. Players who failed to snag the island-themed console can either fight over marked-up cons...
06:04 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Call of Duty: Mobile is getting an esports tournament with $1 million in prizes
Call of Duty: Mobile has quickly grown to become one of the biggest games in the world, and soon it will have a competitive tournament to match. Today, Activision revealed the Call of Duty...
06:03 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Chinese EV startup Byton furloughs hundreds in the US
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Chinese EV startup Byton is furloughing more than 200 workers at its North American headquarters in Santa Clara, California due to the coronavirus pand...
06:01 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Westworld gets renewed for a fourth season on HBO
Photo: HBO Westworld has been renewed for a fourth season, HBO announced today, meaning that the sometimes infuriatingly complicated science-fiction / Western series will continue to ent...
05:33 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Google Meets Zoom-like gallery view is rolling out now globally
Google Meet’s new Zoom-like gallery view is rolling out across the globe “gradually” starting today, the company said in a blog post. Previously, you were only able to see four peopl...
05:33 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Pussy Riot, Idles to play Minecraft virtual festival Block by Blockwest
Photo by Roberto Ricciuti/Redferns Punk acts like Pussy Riot and Idles will be logging into Minecraft on Saturday to play sets for the Block by Blockwest online music festival to raise m...
05:15 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Magic Leap reportedly laying off 1,000 employees and dropping consumer business
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Mixed reality company Magic Leap is reportedly laying off around 1,000 employees and abandoning its focus on consumer headsets. Bloomberg reported the ...
05:00 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Cruise commits to using 100 percent renewable energy to power its self-driving taxis
Photo by Andrej Sokolow/picture alliance via Getty Images Cruise, the self-driving subsidiary of General Motors, prides itself on being one of the few autonomous vehicle companies to use...
04:47 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Researchers want social media companies to preserve coronavirus misinformation data
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge A group of scholars and nonprofit organizations have asked web platforms to keep track of the content they’re removing during the coronaviru...
04:43 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Alphabets Loon prepares for commercial launch in Kenya with internet balloon tests
A Loon balloon as it takes off. | Image: Loon Project Loon, the Alphabet division that aims to use high-altitude balloons to supply internet to remote communities, could be just weeks aw...
04:31 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge The joy of spying on celebrity homes over Zoom and Instagram Live
In my sixth week of self-isolation, my favorite pastime has become judging the homes of celebrities over grainy Zoom calls and low-quality Instagram live streams. The more trouble they see...
04:00 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Motorola returns to flagship phones with the Edge Plus
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Motorola is making flagship phones again. The company’s new Edge Plus (along with the slightly less powerful Edge) marks Motorola’s reentry into th...
03:30 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Musicians can now link out to their own fundraisers on their Spotify landing pages
Spotify Spotify is now giving musicians the ability to highlight their fundraising efforts right on their dedicated artist landing pages. The company is launching its Artist Fundraising ...
03:04 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Air quality is way better in nine major cities after coronavirus confinement
DELHI, INDIA - 2020/04/19: A cyclist rides on an empty street during the COVID-19 pandemic. | Photo by Amarjeet Kumar Singh/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Air quality dramatica...
03:00 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge How The Folio Society designs its gorgeous collectors editions of Game of Thrones
When it comes to incredible, elaborate collector’s editions of books, it’s tough to beat The Folio Society, which has in recent years began to expand out into the worlds of fantasy and...
02:44 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Arlos Video Doorbell is almost 50 percent off at Woot
Image: Arlo Arlo’s Video Doorbell is down to $110 at Woot, which is far below its usual $200 price. This smart home gadget released in late 2019, and its standout features are a 1:1 as...
02:01 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Zoom releases 5.0 update with security and privacy improvements
Zoom promised a 90-day feature freeze to fix privacy and security issues, and the company is delivering on some of those promises. A new Zoom 5.0 update is rolling out today that’s desig...
02:00 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Polars new Grit X outdoor watch can track the ups and downs of your workouts
Polar Polar has announced its latest fitness watch, called the Grit X, and it’s made for the outdoors. The company claims that this is the ultimate outdoor watch, taking every feature ...
01:23 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Iran claims it has successfully launched a military satellite
Photo: Sepah News Iran claims to have launched its first military satellite into orbit on Wednesday, according to The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. If true, the mission would be Ira...
01:00 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Inside the Overwatch Leagues remote production studio
Photo: Blizzard Entertainment The third season of the Overwatch League was always going to be a production challenge. After spending two years in the comfy confines of the Blizzard Arena...
01:00 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Apple iPhone SE review: everything you need
A strong case against $1,000 phones Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Sailor Moons first three seasons are coming to YouTube for free
The first three seasons of Sailor Moon, the landmark anime series which originally aired between 1992 and 1995, are releasing for free on the franchise’s official YouTube channel, Crunch...
10:55 am - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge How Microsoft tackles the 30,000 bugs its 47,000 developers generate each month
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is detailing how it handles bugs in its software and services using machine learning models. “47,000 developers generate nearly 30,000...
10:18 am - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Facebooks kid-focused Messenger service launches in over 70 new countries
Image: Facebook Facebook is launching its Messenger Kids app in over 70 new countries today, the company has announced. A help page on Facebook’s website lists Brazil, India, Japan, an...
10:00 am - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge A new lawsuit against YouTube shows how hard it is to get the company to respond to abuse
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge If you are an average person having a customer service problem with a large social network, historically your best recourse has been prayer. Oh s...
08:27 am - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge New Scooby-Doo film becomes latest major release to skip theatres
Image: Warner Bros Warner Bros’ new animated Scooby-Doo movie Scoob! has become the latest major film to skip its theatrical release as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forces cinemas to ...
07:00 am - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Browser maker Vivaldi now has a built-in tracker blocker that uses DuckDuckGo tech
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Vivaldi is launching the 3.0 version of its browser, and it includes an integrated tracker blocker made in partnership with DuckDuckGo. The compan...
03:15 am - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Facebook takes $5.7 billion stake in Indian internet giant Jio
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Facebook has made a huge bet on India by investing $5.7 billion into Jio Platforms, the tech subsidiary of multinational conglomerate Reliance...
12:41 am - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Zoom will soon let you report meeting participants to help bust Zoombombers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Zoom is adding a way for hosts to report meeting participants, according to the app’s release notes published on April 19th (via PC Mag). In the...
12:36 am - Wed, April 22, 2020
The Verge Peter Thiels controversial Palantir is helping build a coronavirus tracking tool for the Trump admin
Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images Palantir, an analytics company co-founded by Trump ally Peter Thiel, is supporting the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in building a...
11:00 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Patreon lays off 13 percent of its staff
Image: Patreon Patreon has laid off 30 employees, or 13 percent of the company’s staff, due to economic difficulties created by the COVID-19 pandemic, as first reported by TechCrunch o...
09:47 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge How to celebrate Earth Day 2020 online
April 22nd, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the annual celebration of the environmental movement. In 1970, according to EarthDay.org, about 20 million Americans assembled to...
09:46 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Netflix will reduce developing product innovations as teams go remote
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Despite employees adapting fairly well to working from home during the global pandemic, Netflix is reducing the number of product features it expe...
09:38 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Adobes Photoshop and Fresco iPad apps get new $10 per month bundle
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Adobe is now bundling Photoshop for iPad and Fresco Premium into one package. The bundle allows iPad owners to gain access to both for just $9...
09:35 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Gogo furloughs 60 percent of its workforce as passenger air travel collapses
Photo by Interim Archives/Getty Images In-flight internet provider Gogo is placing more than 600 workers on unpaid leave, or about 60 percent of its workforce, the company announced on T...
09:30 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge IFA 2020 will take place in an innovative new form instead of the normal conference due to COVID-19
Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge IFA announced on Twitter that its upcoming 2020 conference will be affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but it’s not canceling the show. The Be...
09:21 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge A 72-hour live stream is bringing Earth Day online
A work of lantern art to commemorate Earth Day at April 22, 2017 in Bali, Indonesia. | Photo by Muhammad Fauzy/NurPhoto via Getty Images The 50th anniversary of Earth Day marks a new...
08:58 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Snapchat use is, predictably, way up with everyone home and staring at screens
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Snap has been building a product optimized for the pandemic. It features more original content than ever before, as well as games and augmented re...
08:53 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Netflix says Tiger King is as popular as Stranger Things
Courtesy of NETFLIX Tiger King was already one of Netflix’s most viral shows, but now, the streamer has confirmed it’s also one of the biggest: it tied Stranger Things’ third seaso...
08:50 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Motorola Edge Plus leak confirms $1,000 price and specs ahead of release date
Image: Evan Blass Motorola is hosting an online event tomorrow, April 22nd, at 12PM ET, and it appears the company will be announcing a new flagship called the Edge Plus at the event, ac...
08:11 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Netflix adds 15 million subscribers as people stream more than ever, but warns about tough road ahead
Ernesto S. Ruscio/Getty Images for Netflix Netflix is one of the rare companies benefiting from the global pandemic, which has kept billions of people at home with nothing to do but stre...
08:10 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Cryptocurrency company sues YouTube for letting scammers impersonate its CEO
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Cryptocurrency company Ripple is suing YouTube for its “inexplicable failure” at stopping scammers from impersonating its CEO. In a complaint ...
07:53 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge PAX West still intends to go on as other major events shut down due to COVID-19
Seattle-based gaming convention PAX West will still take place during Labor Day weekend, organizers announced today. The event is planned for September 4th–7th, with more information to ...
07:52 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Some 5G iPhones and a new larger iPhone SE model could be delayed
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Some of Apple’s iPhones rumored to launch in the fall and a larger iPhone SE model apparently slated for 2021 could be delayed, according to...
07:45 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Apples 2020 MacBook Air is $100 off for the first time at B&H Photo
Nilay Patel / The Verge The Verge’s Nilay Patel deemed the 2020 Apple MacBook Air “the best Mac for most people” in his review. And if you need or want to upgrade, you can grab thi...
07:43 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Google is rolling out a Hey Google sensitivity feature for smart devices
Google is starting to “roll out gradually” a feature allowing you to customize voice detection sensitivity on Google Assistant devices, a spokesperson confirmed to The Verge. Although...
07:33 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Epic gives in to Google and releasesFortniteon the Play Store
Photo by Stefan Etienne / The Verge Epic Games has released its battle royale hit Fortnite through the official Play Store on Android, 18 months after releasing the game as third-party s...
06:28 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Health departments are concerned about spikes in STIs while attention is on COVID-19
Photo by Fabian Sommer/picture alliance via Getty Images Across Idaho, the number of people getting tested for sexually transmitted infections and HIV has cratered. The Department of Hea...
06:13 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge GM shuts down car-sharing service Maven
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge General Motors is shutting down Maven, the car-sharing service it launched in 2016, the company tells The Verge. It joins a small but growing list...
06:08 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge TikTokkers are clowning on President Trumps bizarre antibiotics rant
Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images For weeks, President Trump has been giving daily briefings on the US pandemic response, often running more than two hours and often lashing out against ...
06:03 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Nintendo Switch sales in March more than doubled from last year, reports NPD
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge The Nintendo Switch sold more than double the number of consoles in March 2020 in the US than in March 2019, according to data from The NPD Group, show...
05:52 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge How to find out what graphics card you have
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge It’s good to be aware of what graphics card you have in your computer for several reasons. First, it will help you know if your machine meets the reco...
05:27 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge A new map shows that you cant maintain social distancing on many New York City sidewalks
Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images As we stumble into the second month of quarantine in many US cities, it’s clear that by and large, we’re starting to adapt. Thi...
05:22 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge FCC rejects calls from cities for more time to respond to net neutrality proceeding
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Federal Communications Commission rejected calls from city governments on Monday asking for the agency to extend the comment filing period for...
05:14 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge This website deletes itself if people stop posting
The internet is littered with zombie websites: forums that most users have long abandoned, novelty pages whose cultural moments have passed. This Website Will Self-Destruct will not have t...
05:07 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Sonys brilliant rose gold PS4 controller is $20 off at GameStop
Image: Sony If you’re in the market for an extra PS4 controller, the rose gold DualShock 4 is $45 at GameStop today only. Sony makes a lot of different color options of its controllers...
04:59 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge How to use your Nvidia graphics card to improve the quality of your calls
Photo by Stefan Etienne / The Verge If you’re finding that background noise is disrupting voice or video calls made from your computer, then a new piece of software from Nvidia might h...
04:22 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Migrants arent to blame for COVID-19
Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Editor’s note, April 21st, 2020: Donald Trump tweeted on April 20th that he would sign an executive order to temporarily suspend immigra...
04:00 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge AT&T is making HBO Max free to millions of wireless, video, and internet customers
AT&T is giving tens of millions of eligible customers who are already using its various internet, mobile, and video plans free versions of HBO Max when it launches on May 27th. In mos...
03:57 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Peloton will resume live-streaming from instructors homes after finally closing its studios
Peloton today announced that it will resume live workout classes after finally closing its studios on April 3rd when an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Classes will now be streaming...
03:44 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge T-Mobile and Sprint begin combining 5G networks in Philadelphia and New York City
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge T-Mobile and Sprint are taking the first steps toward combining their networks after the two companies completed their landmark merger earlier in ...
03:00 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge The TurboGrafx-16 Mini is getting cute wireless controllers
If you managed to get your hands on a TurboGrafx-16 Mini, you might be on the lookout for a wireless controller option: and as per usual, 8BitDo has just the thing. Today, the company reve...
03:00 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Razers new Blade Stealth 13 has the worlds fastest 13.3-inch screen
Image: Razer Razer has announced the early 2020 edition of its Blade Stealth 13. The new model replaces last year’s GTX model and starts at $1,799. It will be available in the second q...
02:50 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Vanlife hits a standstill during the pandemic
Photo: The Indie Projects Theo Gove-Humphries and Bee Roper had their next two years planned out. They would fly — with their van, naturally — from the UK to Canada. They’d make th...
02:42 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge How to record your Windows PC screen using Xbox Game Bar
Photo by Avery White for The Verge Screen recording is helpful for a number of things, from creating a tutorial to grabbing a clip to post on Twitter to share with friends. On Windows 10...
02:05 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge HBO Max will launch on May 27th
HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s new streaming service combining HBO with Warner Bros. movies and Turner TV shows, will launch on May 27th, the company announced today. HBO Max’s big selling po...
01:56 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Microsoft 365 consumer subscriptions now available, most new features coming later
Microsoft is launching the consumer versions of its Microsoft 365 subscriptions today. The software giant unveiled Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions just a few weeks ago, and...
01:35 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge First at-home COVID-19 testing kit authorized by the FDA
Photo by Sylvain Lefevre / Getty Images The US Food and Drug Administration has issued the first authorization for an at-home COVID-19 test kit. LabCorp, the diagnostics company producin...
01:28 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Animal Crossing: New Horizons next update adds garden shop, art seller, and more seasonal events
This week, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting a big update that adds a number of welcome features, including two new businesses and a slate of upcoming seasonal events. The most nota...
01:14 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge The OnePlus 6T is down to $280 today at Woot
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The 2018 OnePlus 6T phone is as low as $280 right now at Woot, an online store owned and operated by Amazon. This particular model being sold ...
01:00 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Marco Polo has been around for years, but its blowing up amid the pandemic
Marco Polo Ice T loves the app Marco Polo. So does P!nk, who shouted out the app on Instagram, and Amy Poehler, who mentioned it during a Late Night appearance. All three celebrities hav...
01:00 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Sonos launches its own streaming radio service
Image: Sonos Sonos has always been the neutral manager of streaming services on its multiroom audio platform, but the company is about to take a big step into creating some of that conte...
01:00 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Google will now let any business list products on Google Shopping for free
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is making a significant change to its Google Shopping platform by letting any business owner that sells products online list their inventor...
12:00 pm - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge VanMoof S3 e-bike review: better than the best
And less expensive, too Continue reading… ...
11:00 am - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge The iPad is still an iPad, even with a Magic Keyboard
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge I’m writing this newsletter out to you on the new Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro. I used to not be able to write the newsletter with the iPad — my ...
10:14 am - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Go read this story about an FDA-approved ventilator developed in just a month
The Spiro Wave is a “bridge” ventilator that can help patients to breath. | Image: Newlab, 10xBeta, Boyce Technologies and Otherlab Last Friday, the Food and Drug Administration appr...
10:00 am - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge How Facebooks pandemic relief efforts could be undermined by its own user base
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Thanks to the Morning Brew for recommending us as an “Essential” read. Here’s hoping all of you who signed up over the weekend find The Inte...
07:47 am - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Apples App Store and other services launch in dozens more countries
Image: Apple Apple is launching its major services, including the App Store, iCloud, Apple Podcasts, and Apple Arcade, in 20 new countries today. In addition, Apple Music is expanding to...
05:47 am - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Demand for Sharps face masks crashes website and smart home gadgets
Sharp Sharp announced last month that it would begin making face masks at its TV factory in Japan, and this morning they became available to order — at least, that was the plan. Demand...
04:00 am - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Spotify launches curated podcast playlists in a bid to make the platform a podcast tastemaker
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Spotify’s officially trying to solve the podcast discovery problem while also trying to help podcasters reach new audiences. The company announc...
02:29 am - Tue, April 21, 2020
The Verge Super Mario Maker 2 adds World Maker mode for building entire games
Nintendo has announced what it describes as the final update to Super Mario Maker 2, and it comes with a huge new feature: a World Maker mode that lets you design a map and string multiple...
10:36 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Nvidias GeForce Now will lose access to titles from Xbox Game Studios and Warner Bros.
Image: Nvidia Nvidia’s GeForce Now cloud gaming service is losing access to more titles later this month, the company announced on Monday. Starting April 24th, GeForce Now will no long...
10:35 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Netflix adds a screen lock feature to prevent accidental pauses
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge It can be frustrating to accidentally tap a button and mess up playback when watching Netflix on your phone. Thankfully, Netflix is rolling out a ...
10:20 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge The New Yorker adds co-op to its online crossword puzzles
Yes, some of these are wrong, don’t judge me. | Image: Jay Peters I never knew I wanted online co-op in a crossword app, but The New Yorker has added the feature to its online puzzles....
09:15 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Offshore drilling has dug itself a deeper hole since Deepwater Horizon
Image: Getty Images Ten years after Deepwater Horizon, offshore drilling creeps farther away from shore Continue reading… ...
08:26 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Fandango just purchased Vudu from Walmart to better compete against Amazon, iTunes
Hot off the soft launch of its Peacock streaming service, NBCUniversal is welcoming another streaming service into its family, but this one is designed to help movie ticket seller Fandango...
08:20 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Heres how the staff of The Verge is celebrating 4/20
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The day is upon us; the hour draws near. Today is the 20th of April, 2020. Today, stoners the world over will gather as best they can, spark up some bud...
07:34 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Reddit experienced site-wide issues with subreddits
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Reddit experienced an outage on Monday, and while the site was experiencing issues, it would return an error page when you tried to access subredd...
07:26 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Faraday Future gets a $9 million government pandemic loan
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future has obtained a $9,176,800 loan from the Small Business Association’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which...
07:22 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Sewer systems are a window into the coronavirus pandemic
Photo by Beata Zawrzel / NurPhoto via Getty Images With limitations on COVID-19 testing making it hard to know how many people actually have the disease, some public health experts are ...
06:50 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Whole Foods is reportedly using a heat map to track stores at risk of unionization
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Whole Foods, which is owned by Amazon, is using a heat map to track stores that may be at risk of unionization, according to report from Busin...
06:39 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Kickstarter plans layoffs after new projects on the site drop off by 35 percent
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Kickstarter announced in an internal memo today that it’s likely going to lay off employees. CEO Aziz Hasan writes that the crowdfunding com...
06:23 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Niantics AR Harry Potter game has a cute solution to COVID-19 self-quarantines
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite — the Pokémon Go-esque augmented reality Harry Potter game — is a game uniquely unsuited to the current world of self-quarantining people looking to help p...
06:16 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge The Batman delayed as Warner Bros. shuffles its DC movies lineup
Warner Bros. is delaying Matt Reeves’ highly anticipated Batman movie by four months as the studio shuffles its broader DC film lineup. The Batman was originally supposed to hit theater...
06:09 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Apples latest iPad mini is cheaper than ever today at Best Buy
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The 2019 iPad mini is $70 off today at Best Buy, marking the lowest price that we’ve seen yet for the 64GB model. It usually retails for $40...
06:05 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Microsoft launches Plasma Bot to recruit recovered COVID-19 patients to help treat sick ones
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is launching a self-screening tool for people to check whether they qualify to donate their plasma in the hopes of creating a treatment ...
05:34 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Facebook is banning protest events that violate social distancing rules
Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images Facebook is banning promotions for protests that violate social distancing rules, the company has confirmed. CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan w...
05:27 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Microsoft prepares to launch Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2
Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Microsoft is getting ready to unveil its Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2 hardware. Recent retailer leaks have hinted that Microsoft is planning to use Int...
04:55 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge SteelSeries new Arctis 1 Wireless for Xbox gets a limited edition Cyberpunk 2077 theme
SteelSeries has unveiled a fleet of Cyberpunk 2077-inspired gaming headsets as well as a lineup of themed accessories made for its Arctis Pro wired and wireless headsets. First up, though,...
04:06 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge How engineers are operating deep-space probes, Martian rovers, and satellites from their homes
Carrie Bridge at her home work station. Driving the Curiosity rover from a living room Continue reading… ...
04:00 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Travis Scott is touring inside Fortnite this week
Astroworld is heading to a virtual world. Today, Epic Games revealed that the next in-game Fortnite concert will be headlined by rapper Travis Scott, and it’s set to take place across se...
03:43 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge How to use your Android or iOS device as a webcam
A good webcam, let alone any webcam, is tough to find these days. Just to put a time marker on this post: the coronavirus pandemic has moved much of America’s workforce into a work-from-...
03:10 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge The Premier League will return as a FIFA tournament on NBC
Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images With the league on indefinite hiatus, England’s Premier League is making a return of sorts with a weeklong FIFA tournament that wil...
03:07 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Practical gadgets, like USB hubs and microSD cards, are discounted today
The gadget discounts you need to know about today range from Vizio’s P-Series Quantum X TV and handy USB hubs to microSD cards. For the most part, we’re leaning on practicality for the...
02:59 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge What We Do in the Shadows is a vampire comedy about being stuck at home
There’s something soothing about watching a bunch of vampires be absolute morons on television every week. They’re undead, capable of incredible feats, dark magic, and, in most cases, ...
02:24 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Lo-fi beats to quarantine to are booming on YouTube
YouTube’s lo-fi hip-hop community has for years offered a place to virtually gather, do homework, and find comfort in the random messages of strangers that populate in live chats. Now, a...
01:54 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Uber launches new delivery services as demand for ride-hailing plummets
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber is launching a pair of new services called Uber Connect and Uber Direct as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic minimizes demand for its traditional...
01:40 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Deepwater Horizon: a decade of disaster
Image: Getty Images The fallout from the worst oil spill in US history is still unfolding Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro review: the best way to turn an iPad into a laptop
It’s what we’ve all been asking for — for better or worse Continue reading… ...
10:56 am - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Apples bigger iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard weighs more than a MacBook Air
Image: Apple Apple announced its new Magic Keyboard with trackpad for the iPad Pro last month, but the company has so far refused to reveal the weight of the accessory that’s now shipp...
10:15 am - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge Facebook will expand its symptom tracking survey globally to measure the spread of COVID-19
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge Two weeks after beginning to survey users about disease symptoms in an effort to track the spread of COVID-19, Facebook said Monday that early r...
08:42 am - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge LG teases new 5G Velvet phone with raindrop camera
Image: LG LG has released a short teaser trailer for its upcoming Velvet smartphone that gives us a clearer look at its design, which is a refreshing change from LG’s recent devices li...
02:39 am - Mon, April 20, 2020
The Verge The OnePlus 8 series is much cheaper in India than the US
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge OnePlus announced the 8 and 8 Pro phones early last week, but didn’t share pricing information for India, one of its most important markets. Now we ha...
09:40 pm - Sun, April 19, 2020
The Verge Australia will compel Facebook and Google to pay media outlets for news content
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Treasurer of Australia has ordered that country’s competition watchdog to create a code of conduct for Facebook and Google which would force...
05:52 pm - Sun, April 19, 2020
The Verge Lime reactivates small fleets of scooters, offers free rides for healthcare, law enforcement workers
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge E-scooter-sharing company Lime is reactivating small fleets of scooters in about a dozen cities and will offer free 30-minute rides for health...
05:52 pm - Sun, April 19, 2020
The Verge Facebook is launching a dedicated gaming app to take on Twitch, YouTube
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitch and YouTube don’t have much competition when it comes to streaming platforms for the gaming community, but Facebook wants to change that ...
04:04 pm - Sun, April 19, 2020
The Verge Amazon will keep fulfillment centers in France closed through April 22nd
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon will extend the closures of its fulfillment centers in France until at least April 22nd, Reuters reports. The e-commerce company closed six...
09:27 pm - Sat, April 18, 2020
The Verge Many Instacart shoppers reportedly still waiting on safety kits the company promised
Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Some workers for grocery delivery platform Instacart are still waiting on the safety kits the company promised two weeks ago, acc...
08:31 pm - Sat, April 18, 2020
The Verge Cuomo issues order allowing New Yorkers to obtain marriage licenses over Zoom
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon With New York’s marriage bureaus closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that the state will begin allowing marriag...
07:20 pm - Sat, April 18, 2020
The Verge Instagrams cofounders built a website to track state-by-state spread of COVID-19
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Using data from the Covid Tracking Project, the cofounders of Instagram created a website to track the state-by-state spread of COVID-19 in th...
05:10 pm - Sat, April 18, 2020
The Verge Amazon using thermal cameras at some warehouses to scan workers for fevers
Amazon is now using thermal cameras at its warehouses to help screen workers for fevers, Reuters reports. The thermal imaging cameras are faster to use than the standard forehead thermomet...
02:00 pm - Sat, April 18, 2020
The Verge GameStop is discounting video games, preowned consoles, and more today only
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Welcome to the weekend. GameStop is hosting a one-day deal on video games, consoles, accessories, and more. If you’ve had a few titles, a spare contr...
01:44 pm - Sat, April 18, 2020
The Verge Judge dismisses Twitter lawsuit that sought to reveal government surveillance requests
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A federal judge has ruled that Twitter can’t reveal surveillance requests it received from the US government, putting an end to legal battle tha...
01:00 pm - Sat, April 18, 2020
The Verge 9 new trailers you should watch this week
Photo: Lara Solanki / Netflix I finally got around to watching The Lighthouse the other week, or, as my wife later joked it could have been called, Look How Good Willem Dafoe is at Actin...
11:59 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Google is now listing COVID-19 testing centers in search results
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google searches for terms related to COVID-19 will now display information for more than 2,000 COVID-19 testing centers across 43 states in the US...
11:27 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge CEOs sticking with Trumps open the economy group after he tweets call to liberate states
Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images President Trump has spent the week fumbling to lay out his vision for “reopening” the US economy during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Firs...
09:32 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Host your next Zoom call from the Death Star with these fun Star Wars backgrounds
Being stuck in an endless Zoom or Skype call can often feel like you’re trapped in an Imperial holding cell, but thanks to the official Star Wars website, you can make your next conferen...
08:47 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Getty now has an Animal Crossing: New Horizons art generator
Custom art is a point of pride for many Animal Crossing: New Horizons players. With a little artistic ability, players can create everything from clothing to elaborate floor tiles unique t...
07:29 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Cyberpunk-themed Xbox glows in the dark
Microsoft has created a limited-edition Xbox One X console that’s styled in the theme of Cyberpunk 2077. The console includes decals that glow in the dark, laser etchings, a blue LED lig...
06:30 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge LG V60 Dual Screen review: V for versatility
Even without a second screen, LG’s latest phone offers a lot Continue reading… ...
06:10 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Google is reportedly working on its own Apple Card-style smart debit card
Image: TechCrunch Google is reportedly testing its own Google-branded smart debit card that will help customers make and track purchases made online and in stores, according to a report ...
05:53 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge San Diego Comic-Con is canceled for the first time in 50 years
San Diego Comic-Con, one of the world’s biggest comic book conventions, is officially canceled. The convention will instead run next year, from July 22nd through July 25th, 2021. Comic-...
05:45 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge NASA sets date for SpaceXs first passenger flight on Crew Dragon
NASA and SpaceX are now targeting May 27th for the first crewed flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon — a newly developed vehicle designed to take astronauts to the International Space Statio...
05:33 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Netflix is making a bunch of documentaries free on YouTube
Several of Netflix’s nature documentaries, including the critically acclaimed Our Planet and Babies, are streaming for free on the streamer’s YouTube page. Netflix normally allows tea...
05:29 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Samsungs smartwatches get a hand-washing reminder and timer app
Image: Samsung Samsung has added a hand-washing app to its Galaxy smartwatches that can send you reminders to wash your hands and time you while you do so (via SamMoblie). Google added s...
05:27 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Amazon gets approval for UK food delivery investment as pandemic hammers industry
Photo by Stephane Cardinale / Corbis via Getty Images Amazon will provisionally be allowed to invest in UK-based food delivery startup Deliveroo, the UK’s Competition and Markets Autho...
05:27 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge A video uses lasers to show how you spit when you talk
Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images Even if you don’t think you spit when you talk, you definitely do — and a new video highlights that spit with lasers. The video, published in...
04:47 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Mrs. America shows why the implosion of the Equal Rights Amendment still haunts us today
Image: FX In American politics, the Equal Rights Amendment is among one of the quieter embarrassments in United States history, a proposed legislation that, incredibly, has never been pa...
04:21 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Samsungs new TV packaging can be recycled to make a cat house
Image: Samsung TVs are large items, and they come with a heck of a lot of packaging. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could use that packaging for something such as, I don’t know, a cat ho...
04:16 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge PSA: Games Done Quicks speedrunning marathon for COVID-19 relief is happening this weekend
Image: Games Done Quick Games Done Quick (GDQ), an organization that raises money for charity with speedrunning events, is hosting an online-only speedrunning marathon all weekend in sup...
04:01 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: Apples new iPhone SE, OnePlus 8 Pro review, and Verizon buys BlueJeans
Image: Apple Apple had a few surprises for us this week: a new version of the fan-favorite iPhone SE and the early availability of its Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro. This week on The ...
04:00 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge The Tribeca Film Festival is postponed, but you can watch its VR movies for free this week
Tribeca Film Institute The 2020 Tribeca Film Festival was postponed because of the novel coronavirus, but you can watch its virtual reality films on the Oculus TV app from now until Apri...
04:00 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Instagram wants to move all of the Lives youve been watching to IGTV
Instagram Instagram Live launched in 2016, but it took a pandemic for the feature to really take off. The company says Live usage is up over 70 percent in the US, so it’s rolling out a...
03:26 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Microsofts new Spotlight-like launcher for Windows 10 will arrive in May
Concept design for Microsoft’s new PowerToy | Niels Laute Microsoft is currently building a new Spotlight-like launcher app for Windows 10. Designed to replace the existing Win + R sho...
03:18 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Googles Nest Wifi mesh router bundle is $70 off right now
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google’s Nest Wifi mesh routers and extenders have been discounted plenty of times since they launched last year, but Bed Bath & Beyond (originall...
03:10 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Facebook adds a care reaction to the like button
Image: Facebook Facebook is expanding its like reactions with a “care” reaction to help people show support. Facebook says it hopes the reaction, which shows a face hugging a heart, ...
02:52 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge An old satellite gets a new lease on life, thanks to the help of a servicing satellite
The Intelsat 901 satellite as seen by MEV-1 before docking. | Image: Northrop Grumman An old communications satellite in orbit around Earth is back in service again after being nudged in...
01:50 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge How to buy the new iPhone SE 2
Image: Apple Preorders have begun for the iPhone SE 2, and the phone will be available on Friday, April 24th. Since Apple Stores around the US are closed, your only option at the moment ...
01:00 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Welcome to HoloVista: a surreal game that explores our relationship with technology
Coming to iOS this year Continue reading… ...
12:41 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Sourd.io is like a fitness tracker for your sourdough starter
The device attaches to the lid of a regular Ball jar. | Image: Twilio Baking sourdough can be a tricky business. Unlike other breads, where you can reliably use off-the-shelf dried yeast...
12:00 pm - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge How to record your screen on a Mac
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Whether you want to save a video of what’s playing on your screen, share what you’re looking at with friends, or film a tutorial, recording your Mac...
10:59 am - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Apple Music for the web leaves beta in time for One World: Together at Home concert
The Apple Music web interface looks a lot like the service’s Mac app. | Image: Apple Apple Music’s web interface has left beta, MacRumors reports. Heading to beta.music.apple.com now...
10:00 am - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Coronavirus misinformation is putting Facebook to the test
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A few years ago, Facebook became aware that Russia kept posting misinformation all over the network. The misinformation was designed to rile peopl...
09:31 am - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Clearview AIs source code and app data exposed in cybersecurity lapse
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge A security lapse at controversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI meant that its source code, some of its secret keys and cloud storage ...
09:28 am - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Bill Gates is now the leading target for coronavirus conspiracies, says report
Bill Gates in 2019 when things were simpler. | Photo by Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times Bill Gates is now the favorite target for coronavirus misinformation according to d...
08:00 am - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge The iQOO 3 5G is a gaming phone that doesnt look like a gaming phone
When someone says “gaming phone,” you probably know what to expect. Aggressive design. LED effects. Maybe a vent or two. The proscribed gamer aesthetic is unsubtle and, despite the wid...
01:51 am - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Lime is buying up remnants of electric skateboard company Boosted
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Scooter sharing company Lime is scooping up assets of defunct electric skateboard startup Boosted, The Verge has learned. At least five of Boo...
01:51 am - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge Lime is buying up the remnants of electric skateboard company Boosted
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Scooter sharing company Lime is scooping up the assets of defunct electric skateboard startup Boosted, The Verge has learned. At least five of...
12:04 am - Fri, April 17, 2020
The Verge DJIs Mavic Air 2 might be coming soon, and these leaks reveal quite a lot about it
Image: DroneFriendly Drone company DJI released the compact $799 Mavic Air in January 2018, and The Verge’s Vjeran Pavic thought it was a great drone, though not the best option for se...
11:44 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Roblox to stream the One World: Together At Home benefit concert inside a virtual theater
Image: Roblox One World: Together At Home, the unprecedented all-remote benefit concert airing this Saturday to show support for healthcare workers worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic...
10:22 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge J.J. Abrams is producing a Justice League Dark series for HBO Max
J.J. Abrams is taking on the popular comic book series Justice League Dark as a new producing project under his Bad Robot production label, adapting it into a series for WarnerMedia’s up...
09:50 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Microsoft releases final Windows 10 May 2020 Update to testers
Microsoft is releasing the final version of its Windows 10 May 2020 Update today. While the update won’t roll out automatically to machines until next month, Windows 10 testers can get i...
09:45 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Amazons Alexa gets a new longform speaking style
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is introducing a new speaking style for Alexa and adding some speaking styles for other AI voices, the company said today. The longform spe...
08:53 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Verizon CEO says 5G virus conspiracy theories are nonsense
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said that conspiracy theories linking the rollout of 5G to the spread of COVID-19 are false in an interview with CNBC to...
07:33 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge You can now activate Google Fi via eSIM on newer iPhones
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google’s wireless network, Google Fi, can now be activated on an iPhone via eSIM, as spotted by 9to5Google. That means you can use a Google Fi num...
07:15 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Google saw more than 18 million daily malware and phishing emails related to COVID-19 last week
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google says it saw more than 18 million daily malware and phishing emails related to COVID-19 scams just in the past week. That’s on top of the ...
06:43 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Microsoft signs multiyear deal with the NBA for Azure and Surface
Microsoft has signed a multiyear deal with National Basketball Association (NBA) to become the official AI, cloud, and laptop provider for the league. The deal will see the NBA using Micro...
06:32 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Facebook cancels Oculus Connect meetup and all other large events until 2021
Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge Facebook is canceling any physical events with more than 50 people through June 2021. CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted the news as part of an update on Facebook...
06:19 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Google will add Zoom-like gallery view to Meet and will let Meet users take calls from Gmail
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google plans to add a Zoom-like gallery view to its business- and education-focused Meet videoconferencing service and let users take calls right ...
06:19 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge The Simpsons gets a very cool, brand-new look in quarantine-themed couch gag
Couch gags play an instrumental role in each episode of The Simpsons, and this Sunday’s episode is one of the most ambitious in the show’s 31-season history. The new couch gag is a no...
06:17 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Here are five things with four wheels that cost less than the Mac Pros $700 wheel kit
Image: Apple Yesterday, Apple announced that it’s now selling individual wheel kits for its Mac Pro — and like the computer it’s used for, these are some pricy rims. If you are li...
05:42 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Watch the weird cinematic rabbit hole that is Blade Runner: The Lost Cut
Blade Runner: The Lost Cut is described as “a radical re-envisioning of Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic,” it’s created by filmmaker Leon Chase, and it’s about 20 minutes long....
05:18 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Apple is tweaking how MacBooks charge to extend battery lifespan
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple is introducing a new feature in most modern MacBooks called “Battery health management.” It’s going to be available today for developers and...
05:11 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Apple will start reopening its retail stores, beginning with South Korea location
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple said on Thursday that it would reopen its retail store in Seoul, South Korea, this week as part of a broader push to resume physical ret...
05:05 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge The search for COVID-19 treatments shows how messy science can be
Photo by Samir Jana/Hindustan Times via Getty Images There’s yet another new study out this week on hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug championed by President Trump (without evi...
05:00 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Google tightens Play Store rules to stop Android app subscription scams
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google has announced a series of new policies to make Android’s in-app subscriptions more transparent to users. Starting on June 16th, apps will...
04:23 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy S10 Lite will launch in the US on April 17th for $650
Image: Samsung Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Lite will be available in the US starting tomorrow, April 17th, and it will cost $650, the company announced today. You’ll be able to buy it unloc...
04:21 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Amtrak asks train and bus operators to honk horns to honor transit workers
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images One of the few bright spots during the pandemic has been the outpouring of support for hospital and other frontline workers, like in Spain, where citi...
04:16 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Riot continues to expand beyond League by acquiring studio behind Minecraft-like game
Riot is continuing to expand beyond League of Legends with the acquisition of a new studio. Today, the developer announced that it has acquired Hypixel Studios, the team behind Hytale, an ...
04:07 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge HPs redesigned Envy laptops take a cue from the excellent Spectre x360
The new HP Envy 13. | Image: HP Today, HP announced several new laptops in its Envy lineup, adding affordable alternatives to the company’s more expensive Spectre lineup. This includes...
03:55 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Three astronauts are heading back from space, with a smaller welcoming crew to greet them
On Thursday afternoon, three astronauts on board the International Space Station will load into a Russian Soyuz capsule and embark on the more than three-hour journey back home to Earth ...
03:48 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Go read this analysis of what the iPad Pros LIDAR sensor is capable of
Photo by Brennan King / The Verge An in-depth analysis of the iPad Pro’s camera array has given us our best idea yet of what Apple’s first LIDAR-equipped device is capable of right n...
03:37 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Verizon is buying BlueJeans, one of Zooms videoconferencing rivals
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Verizon announced on Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire videoconferencing and event platform BlueJeans Network. The compani...
02:37 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Facebook will add anti-misinformation posts to your News Feed if you liked fake coronavirus news
Facebook Facebook will start putting anti-misinformation messages in the News Feeds of people who have engaged with fake coronavirus stories. The company offered an update on its fight a...
02:34 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge In a self-isolated world, developers are learning to make games from home
How game makers are adapting in a pandemic, from mental health struggles to child care Continue reading… ...
02:22 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Spotify now lets Premium users hide songs they dont want to hear from playlists
Alex Castro / The Verge Playlists on Spotify are often the easiest way to start listening to music, given that the tracklist is already set. Today, the company’s giving Premium users m...
01:00 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Lenovos new Legion gaming laptops support the latest Intel 10th Gen H-series processors
Lenovo’s new Legion 7 gaming laptop. | Image: Lenovo Lenovo has announced several new products to join its fleet of Legion gaming products, and as you’ll notice throughout this post,...
01:00 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge The biggest unanswered question about Apple and Googles coronavirus tracker
On Friday, Apple and Google announced an unprecedented project to track and halt the spread of the novel coronavirus — and we haven’t stopped talking about it since. The project would ...
01:00 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge The new Moto G Stylus and G Power are surprisingly adept cameraphones
Low in trade-offs, low in price Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge TikTok now lets parents set restrictions on their kids accounts
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok is amping up its parental controls today with a feature that lets parents remotely set restrictions on their kids’ accounts. The new feat...
11:52 am - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Can the Nintendo Switch run Crysis? Were about to find out
A new leak has revealed that Crysis Remastered is coming to the Nintendo Switch. If you’ve ever asked the question “can the Nintendo Switch run Crysis?” then it looks like we’re ab...
11:00 am - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge Apples over-ear headphones reportedly have swappable ear pads and headbands
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple’s unannounced high-end over-ear headphones will reportedly come with interchangeable parts. Bloomberg reports that Apple is developing new...
11:00 am - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge The new iPhone SE is a shockingly good value
Image: Apple $399 for a phone that will last for years Continue reading… ...
10:00 am - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge The federal governments inaction could hamper techs response to the pandemic
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon and Alex Castro / The Verge Most days in this column I try to bring you one big story about the intersection of tech and democracy, but reading the news ...
07:58 am - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge PlayStation 5 supply is likely to be limited at launch
Sony isn’t expecting to delay the PlayStation 5 launch planned for this holiday season, according to a new report from Bloomberg, but there will likely be fewer machines available than t...
07:56 am - Thu, April 16, 2020
The Verge GoPro cuts 20 percent of workforce after being hit hard by pandemic
Photo by Brent Rose for The Verge GoPro is laying off more than 20 percent of its workforce, over 200 employees, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has announced. The move...
11:35 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge What Payment Status Not Available on the IRS coronavirus aid site means
Graphics by Michele Doying / The Verge The United States Internal Revenue Service launched a website for tracking coronavirus stimulus checks today, but some users are getting told their...
11:23 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Google is slowing down hiring through 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google says it will slow hiring for the remainder of 2020 and adjust its investments in areas like data centers and marketing amid the COVID-1...
11:20 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Apple now sells AirPods Pro tip replacements on its website
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Apple’s AirPods Pro came with a set of replacements for the newly removable ear tips that come in one three different sizes. But in the event you lost ...
10:08 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Russia conducts another test of its missile system to take out satellites
Today, Russia conducted another test of its missile system designed to destroy a satellite in orbit around Earth, according to US Space Command. It is believed to be the 10th test of this ...
09:50 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Former Tesla employees brought stolen documents to self-driving startup Zoox
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Self-driving startup Zoox has admitted that four of its employees took confidential documents from their previous employer Tesla, according to a statem...
09:16 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Apples new iPhone SE doesnt come with custom U1 locator chip
Image: Apple Apple’s new iPhone SE 2 combines some of the best components of the premium iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro with the design of the iPhone 8, all for under $400. But one key co...
08:57 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Apple is donating Product Red proceeds to COVID-19 response efforts
Image: Apple Apple will donate a portion of sales from Product Red products to a COVID-19 relief fund, the company announced today. Product Red donations normally go toward fighting HIV/...
08:39 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Joe Biden still has to fight for the climate vote
Photo by Win McNamee / Getty Images After endorsements from Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and President Barack Obama, Joe Biden is now presumptive Democratic nomi...
08:30 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Even small phones are big now
Apple iPhone SE 2 | Image: Apple It’s been a bad year for small phone lovers. It’s no secret that the average size of new smartphones has increased dramatically over the past few yea...
07:58 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Charter customers who pay for HBO will get HBO Max free when it launches next month
Customers who currently subscribe to HBO through Charter, including those who pay for Charter’s Silver and Gold video packages, will get access to WarnerMedia’s new HBO Max streaming s...
07:06 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge French ruling pushes Amazon to close its warehouses over COVID-19 health concerns
Photo by PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images Amazon has decided to shut down all of its fulfillment centers in France after a French court ruled the company could be fined €1 million p...
06:36 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge How GM and Ford switched out pickup trucks for breathing machines
Image: GM Car companies are building ventilators that are crucial for some COVID-19 patients Continue reading… ...
06:00 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Google Play is getting a new Kids section filled with Teacher Approved apps
Image: Google Google is launching a new Kids section for the Google Play Store, which will offer a selection of so-called “Teacher Approved” apps. The search giant says these are app...
05:18 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge White supremacists are targeting Jewish groups on Zoom
Illustration by Alex Castro Mindy* listened to the rabbi preside over her uncle’s funeral on Zoom. The virtual event has become commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it st...
05:10 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Apple starts selling Mac Pro wheels for $699 and feet for $299
Image: Apple Apple is now selling the wheels and feet separately from the 2019 Mac Pro via individual kits, but like the Mac Pro itself, both kits are pretty expensive (via 9to5Mac). If ...
04:42 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Google and Apples COVID-19 tracking system cant save lives all on its own
Singapore’s contact tracing smartphone app. | Photo by CATHERINE LAI/AFP via Getty Images Apps have to be part of a bigger public health strategy Continue reading… ...
04:22 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Lyft finally wades into delivery to help drivers earn cash during the pandemic
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Lyft is launching a new delivery service aimed at helping drivers earn money during the novel coronavirus pandemic. As demand for ride-hailing col...
04:12 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Facebook is building a hidden, bot-only platform to learn about trolls and scammers
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Facebook wants to stop people from abusing its system, so it’s making a world of bots that can imitate them. Company researchers have released ...
04:08 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Formula E launches a virtual racing season, joining NASCAR, F1, IndyCar
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge All-electric racing series Formula E is launching a nine-week sim racing competition after having to put its sixth season on pause due to the novel cor...
03:50 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge A pro-Iranian operation has spread coronavirus disinformation across Facebook and Twitter
As the novel coronavirus pandemic has swept across the world over the last few weeks, a pro-Iranian influence operation has spread disinformation over social media suggesting that the US g...
03:33 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge The iPhone SE 2s camera setup is going to lean on Apples software
Image: Apple Apple’s newly announced second-generation iPhone SE (or iPhone SE 2 as we’ll be calling it) is the company’s first phone with a single rear camera since 2018’s iPhon...
03:30 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Apples second-gen iPhone SE is here: all the news and details
Image: Apple A $399 iPhone with upgraded specs that comfortably fits in your hand Continue reading… ...
03:23 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Evangelion Tamagotchi will let you care for your very own angel
Neon Genesis Evangelion, Hideaki Anno’s seminal anime about traumatized child pilots, is branching into friendlier offshoots with a Tamagotchi crossover. In Japan, they’ll launch on Ju...
03:18 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge How the second-gen iPhone SE compares to the iPhone 11
Image: Apple After months of rumors, Apple has finally announced a new iPhone SE. The new phone looks a lot like the iPhone 8, as it has a 4.7-inch LCD screen, Touch ID, a glass back, an...
03:12 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge How to buy the new iPhone SE 2
Image: Apple Apple announced the successor to its beloved iPhone SE: the iPhone SE 2. The specs are a mix of what you’ll find in the iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone XR, and the iPhone 8. It has ...
03:06 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Apples new Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro goes up for preorder, ships next week
Apple is shipping its new keyboard case for the iPad Pro ahead of schedule. The company just announced that the Magic Keyboard is now available for preorder and will start arriving to cust...
03:00 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Apple announces the new $399 iPhone SE for 2020
Image: Apple Apple has officially announced the new iPhone SE, a lower-cost iPhone that starts at $399 for a version with 64GB of storage. It has the same basic shape and look as the iPh...
02:01 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge What you need to live stream and how to do it
I keep writing about live-streaming like it’s accessible and easy to do — which it’s not. It’s actually quite difficult to get started. Sorry! My bad. I didn’t mean to lead you a...
02:00 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge The TurboGrafx-16 Mini is a great plug-and-play console that doubles as a history lesson
When I was a kid, I spent almost as much time reading about games in magazines as I did actually playing them. There was always so much that was beyond my grasp: a role-playing game from J...
02:00 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge I went to an American Football show in Minecraft
For the first time in a month, I had somewhere to be on a Saturday night. It was a mini-music festival where emo fans and electronic music aficionados gathered, staring up at a handcrafted...
02:00 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge The Interface Live on Zoom: the hidden history of Instagram, with Bloomberg reporter Sarah Frier
The Interface Live is back! To kick off 2020, we’re hosting a virtual discussion between The Verge’s Casey Newton and Bloomberg reporter Sarah Frier, author of the new book No Filter: ...
01:55 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge How to record your screen on an iPhone
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Recording your iPhone screen can be super helpful, whether you want to save a clip of the game you’re playing, record part of a live stream ...
01:37 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Disney Plus will premiere eight-part Mandalorian docuseries on Star Wars Day
The Mandalorian is Disney Plus’ breakout show, and now it’s set to receive an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look in a new eight-part documentary series exclusive to the streaming platfor...
01:00 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Pokmon Go adds remote raids so you dont have to go outside
Niantic has been tweaking Pokémon Go in an effort to make it more playable from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and today it’s announcing one of the biggest changes yet: raid battles...
01:00 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Dells new XPS 13 is everything a Windows laptop should be
Dell improves upon an already winning formula Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Glitch launches subscriptions to power up its bite-sized apps
The coding platform Glitch is formally launching its first paid product today: a subscription that lets you pay to upgrade the bite-sized apps you can run on its platform. Since it launche...
12:13 pm - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Ecobees new security camera doubles as an Alexa speaker
Ecobee SmartCamera | Image: Ecobee Smart thermostat maker Ecobee has announced its first indoor security camera, the $179 SmartCamera. The device is actually just one piece of a new home...
11:00 am - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge OnePlus has put Samsung on notice
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge We got both the announcement and the embargo lift for OnePlus’ new top-tier smartphones yesterday. Here’s my review of the OnePlus 8 Pro and here is...
10:00 am - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge How a new book about Instagram changes our understanding of the founders departure
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Today let’s take a break from discussing our global pandemic to talk about one of my favorite books of recent months: Sarah Frier’s No Filter:...
12:18 am - Wed, April 15, 2020
The Verge Riot is expanding access to the Valorant beta starting today
Image: Riot Games Riot will make it easier to gain access to the closed beta of its popular new tactical shooter Valorant, the game developer announced late Tuesday. Now, not just select...
11:56 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Google to start reducing Nest camera quality to help ease the strain on broadband networks
Google may start adjusting the quality of video captured by your Nest security camera to help ease the strain put on broadband networks. The company is making the changes at a time when mo...
10:13 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Amazon reportedly planning drastic cuts to affiliate commission rates starting next week
Photo by Michele Doying / The Verge Amazon is planning to make dramatic cuts to commission rates for its affiliate marketing program, which allows media organizations, e-commerce compani...
09:41 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Wear OS smartwatches are now sending reminders to wash your hands
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Wear OS, Google’s operating system for smartwatches and wearables, now sends periodic reminders to wash your hands, one of the best ways to...
09:34 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Disney Plus butt cover-up hides a much bigger problem
There’s a scene in Touchstone Pictures’ 1984 movie Splash where a young Tom Hanks watches a beautiful naked mermaid run off into the ocean from which she came. In the original version,...
09:15 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are cheaper than ever at multiple retailers
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google has given its Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL unlocked phones a big price cut that lasts until May 9th at 11:59PM PT, or until supplies last. Ea...
08:24 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Boosted board riders turn to each other after the companys collapse
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The passionate customers who helped lift up electric skateboard company Boosted are now rallying to help each other in the wake of the startup...
07:59 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Photographer cant sue a website for embedding her Instagram post, says court
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A court ruled yesterday that Mashable can embed a professional photographer’s photo without breaking copyright law, thanks to Instagram’s term...
07:40 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Fortnite is pushing back its next season launch to June with another extension
Image: Epic Games Epic is extending the current season of Fortnite by another month, with the third season of Chapter 2 now slated to launch on June 4th instead of May 1st. Epic made the...
07:39 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Google is reportedly building its own processor for Pixels and Chromebooks
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google may be developing its own processor that could power the company’s Pixel phones as early as next year, while later versions of the pr...
07:20 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Its a little hard to find community on Twitch
One of the weirdest things to me about Twitch is how it’s a social site that doesn’t incentivize much community-building. Part of this is obviously because it’s a place for broadcast...
07:16 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge 11 tools to get you started making video games
GameMaker Studio 2 | YoYo Games Making a video game is much less daunting than it might seem. While you likely aren’t going to go from having no experience to making the next Grand The...
07:04 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Sling is offering free TV every evening for new customers
Sling is providing free TV from 5PM to midnight each night, as part of a new initiative to encourage Americans to stay home. Starting today, new Sling TV customers can register for the ser...
07:00 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge NBCUniversal officially enters the streaming wars with Peacock launch
With much of the United States forced to stay inside and looking for any kind of entertainment to make the days go by faster, NBCUniversal couldn’t have picked a better time to launch it...
06:49 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge How to buy the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge OnePlus has announced two new phones, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. They both have fast refreshing displays, and in the case of the OnePlus 8 Pro, yo...
06:30 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Sony is giving away Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection to PS4 owners
Sony is offering two free games to PS4 owners for a limited time as part of an initiative to encourage people to stay at home. As part of PlayStation’s “Play At Home” initiative, Pl...
06:24 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge How to change your background in Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams While Zoom has had its problems — quite a few problems, actually — the videoconferencing app remains popular for its ease of use and features such as the ability to p...
06:07 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge State officials ask Trump administration to pull 3D-printed gun files offline
Tamir Kalifa for The Washington Post via Getty Images Two dozen state attorneys general are asking the Trump administration to crack down on Defense Distributed’s Defcad site for selli...
05:54 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Microsoft delays end of support for older versions of Windows 10 due to coronavirus
Microsoft is providing IT admins with an extra six months of support for some older versions of Windows. The software giant has been working with businesses impacted by the coronavirus pan...
05:47 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Facebooks experimental app division just released an Apple Watch messaging app
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge Facebook’s NPE Team, its experimental app division designed to play around with new mobile ideas, has a new product out called Kit, short for ...
05:31 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Heres how Apple and Google will track the coronavirus with Bluetooth
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple and Google have announced a hugely ambitious — and potentially controversial —contact tracing system designed to help users prevent spre...
05:19 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Apple makes user location data from Apple Maps available to help COVID-19 relief efforts
Image: Apple Apple is now sharing aggregated mobility data from Apple Maps to help public health officials better understand changes in how people are moving in their communities, the co...
04:19 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge How Medium became the best and worst place for coronavirus news
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon On March 20th, an article about the novel coronavirus started to spread. “Evidence over hysteria — COVID-19” crystallized a viewpoint conservatives...
04:14 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Asus dual-screen ZenBook Duo will cost $1,499
Image: Asus Asus has officially launched its ZenBook Duo, a portable laptop with two screens. The device will MSRP for $1,499. The product is listed on Amazon, but it’s currently out o...
04:00 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge GitHub cuts subscription price by more than half and opens up free tier to private developers
Photo: GitHub GitHub, the Microsoft-owned software hosting site, said on Tuesday it will reduce prices on one of its most popular paid tiers and also moving a key feature of all its paid...
03:56 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge OnePlus 8 Pro review: big league
It’s finally taking the Samsung Galaxy on feature-for-feature Continue reading… ...
03:53 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge OnePluss 30W Warp Charge wireless charger promises ultra-fast speeds
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The newly announced OnePlus 8 Pro is OnePlus’ first phone with wireless charging, and the company is adding the feature in a big way, with up to 30W s...
03:53 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge OnePlus 30W Warp Charge wireless charger promises ultra-fast speeds
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The newly announced OnePlus 8 Pro is OnePlus’ first phone with wireless charging, and the company is adding the feature in a big way, with up to 30W s...
03:52 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge OnePlus announces the Bullets Wireless Z headphones
Image: OnePlus OnePlus announced the OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z wireless headphones at its OnePlus launch event today. They’re the latest model in OnePlus’ Bullets line of headphones...
03:51 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge OnePlus 8 review: familiar formula
The traditional strengths, plus the traditional omissions Continue reading… ...
03:46 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge The OnePlus 8 5G is coming to Verizon for $799
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Verizon will sell the OnePlus 8 for $799 starting April 29th, marking the first time that the carrier has directly offered a OnePlus device. Phones from...
03:22 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Bumble now lets people match with anyone in their country
Bumble Bumble is launching two new features today to make it easier for people to date while social distancing. The company announced that people can now expand their distance filters to...
03:13 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge The OnePlus 8 Pro has a 120Hz screen, quadruple camera, and costs $899
OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge After months of teasers and leaks, OnePlus is launching the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro today. Both are powered by Qualcom...
03:00 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge This AirPods charger is for anyone who really, really hates wires
You plug the wireless charger into a spare USB-C port, and place your AirPods case on it for wireless charging. | Image: Satechi Wire-haters of the world, rejoice! Satechi’s latest wir...
02:00 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Your temperature might never be 98.6 and thats normal
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have worked a new routine into our lives: temperature taking. It’s understandable since fever is an extremely common symptom of the d...
01:49 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Nintendo Labo DIY kits are up to 70 percent off today at Best Buy
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Nintendo’s Labo is a fun DIY project that lets you build things, and then play with them in the Labo game for the Nintendo Switch that is included wi...
01:32 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge VanMoofs less expensive S3 and X3 e-bikes leak
VanMoof Electrified S3. | Image: VanMoof Images and details of VanMoof’s new S3 and X3 e-bikes have leaked ahead of the April 21st announcement. The company’s third-generation electr...
01:00 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Adobe releases new organization tool for Premiere Pro called Productions
image: Adobe Adobe is launching a new feature in Premiere Pro today called Productions, making it easier to work on the same project with multiple people. Adobe previewed the feature at ...
01:00 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Minecrafts RTX-powered ray tracing arrives in beta later this week
Image: Microsoft / Nvidia Minecraft’s cherished but rudimentary pixel art sandboxes are about to get a massive visual overhaul, as Microsoft and Nvidia are announcing RTX-powered ray t...
12:00 pm - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Unemployment checks are being held up by a coding language almost nobody knows
States have been starved of modernization funding for years Continue reading… ...
11:00 am - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Spring phone release season is upon us
Image: WinFuture It appears as if big tech companies have found some level of footing and are gearing up to see if they can sell some new phones in the middle of the pandemic. Today, One...
10:44 am - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Amazon fires two tech workers after they publicly criticized warehouse conditions
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon has fired two Seattle-based employees who publicly criticized safety and working conditions at its warehouses during the COVID-19 pandemic,...
10:00 am - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Todays OnePlus event: what to expect and how to watch
While tech companies have had to stop showing their new devices in front of live, cheering audiences, that doesn’t mean they’re not going to introduce their products with as much fanfa...
10:00 am - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Apple and Google have a clever way of encouraging people to install contact-tracing apps for COVID-19
Last week, Apple and Google surprised us with an announcement that the companies are spinning up a system to enable widespread contact tracing in an effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic...
08:01 am - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Nintendo Switch update lets you transfer game downloads to an SD card
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge The Nintendo Switch’s 10.0.0 firmware update, which is available now, adds the ability for you to transfer your downloaded games directly from system...
08:00 am - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge The $579 RedMagic 5G is the first phone with a 144Hz display
You can’t claim to be a flagship phone in 2020 without having a high-refresh-rate display, and a new benchmark has been set. RedMagic, a sub-brand of ZTE sub-brand Nubia, is putting its ...
12:11 am - Tue, April 14, 2020
The Verge Android phones will get the COVID-19 tracking updates via Google Play
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google has confirmed that it will use the Google Play Services infrastructure to update Android phones with the upcoming COVID-19 contact tracing ...
11:56 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge Reddit will now publicly track political ad spending on its platform
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Reddit is launching a new subreddit that will list all political ad campaigns that have run on the site since January 1st, 2019, the company annou...
10:42 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge Zoom will let paying customers pick which data center their calls are routed from
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Zoom will let paying customers pick which data centers calls can be routed through starting April 18th, the company announced in a blog post today...
10:06 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge Get lost in the sounds of YouTubes growing ambient modular synth community
Image: Augustin Fievet In recent weeks, modular synth jam videos have started popping up more frequently on YouTube. The videos center on the gear, with hands coming in and out of frame ...
10:05 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge NASCAR driver suspended after using racial slur during sim race
Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images NASCAR driver Kyle Larson has been indefinitely suspended by the series after he said the n-word during a sim racing stream over...
09:54 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge Apple responds to senators privacy fears over COVID-19 screening tools
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Apple has responded to a Senate letter asking questions about its COVID-19 screening tools. The company sought to allay concerns around an app and ...
08:12 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge Razers Pikachu earbuds come in a pokball case for all your charging needs
Razer is selling wireless earbuds perfect for Pokémon fans. In addition to Pikachu-stamped yellow buds, the set comes with a charging case shaped like a pokéball. They’ll be launching ...
07:50 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge Netflix signs a first-look deal with Boom Studios for new comic book TV show adapations
Image: Lumberjanes / Boom Studios Netflix has announced a first-look deal with comics publisher Boom Studios for new TV series based on Boom’s comic book franchises, giving the streami...
07:15 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge Why were still relying on a century-old strategy to treat COVID-19
Photo by Adisorn Chabsungnoen / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images COVID-19 research is advancing at an unprecedented speed, but one strategy doctors are leaning on to treat COVI...
06:44 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge Journey, previously an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC, is heading to Steam
Image: thatgamecompany Journey, thatgamecompany’s classic game that first released on PlayStation 3 in 2012, will be available on Steam on June 11th. Journey was previously only availa...
05:00 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge Instagram redesigns IGTV with creators as the focus
Instagram Instagram is updating its IGTV app today, likely in the hopes of getting more people to use the service and promote creators making longform videos. The company tells The Verge...
04:51 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge ESRB introduces a new label to indicate that a game has loot boxes
Image: ESRB The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), which is the organization that rates the content of video games, announced a new label today to indicate that a game will offe...
04:25 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge Google is replacing some Android apps in Chrome OS with web apps
Photo by Monica Chin / The Verge Google is replacing some Android apps for Chromebooks with Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). A PWA is essentially a webpage that looks and feels like a tradit...
04:19 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge AT&T is giving three months of FirstNet service to nurses and physicians for free
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge AT&T is providing three months of free wireless service on the FirstNet network to physicians and nurses dealing with the coronavirus response...
04:12 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge MLS will host a virtual tournament using FIFA 20, continuing industry-wide trend
Major League Soccer is the latest sports organization to move its games to a virtual format, launching a month-long tournament starring both professional athletes and EA Sports’ FIFA 20 ...
03:57 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge Quibi had 1.7 million downloads in its first week, is working on TV casting support
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge After all of the hype and a barrage of TV advertising, Quibi tallied over 1.7 million downloads in its first week after launch. CEO Meg Whitman revealed ...
03:20 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge Supreme Court will start hearing cases by teleconference
Photo by Olivier Douliery / AFP via Getty Images The Supreme Court will start conducting oral arguments over teleconference, a major change spurred by the novel coronavirus pandemic. For...
02:47 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge Motorola will announce its next flagship phone on April 22nd
Image: Evan Blass Motorola’s planning to make its biggest flagship phone announcement in years on April 22nd, the company announced today. The event will, of course, take place virtual...
02:30 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge GoPros Hero 8 Black action cam is now $100 off its regular $399 price
Photo by Brent Rose for The Verge Whether you’re looking for a capable action cam for outdoor use or want to upgrade your vlog setup, GoPro’s Hero 8 Black is a recommended option. It...
02:22 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge Small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit conducts dress rehearsal ahead of its first test flight
On Sunday, small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit did an intricate dress rehearsal of how it plans to launch rockets into space — without actually sending any rockets anywhere. The succes...
02:00 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge Amazon puts new Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods delivery customers on waitlist amid surging demand
Photo by Smith Collection / Gado / Getty Images New customers signing up for Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods Market home delivery will now need to make it through a waitlist before they can ...
02:00 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge Verizon is launching a tool to help you troubleshoot tech issues remotely
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Verizon is launching a new tool to help customers troubleshoot issues remotely, the company announced on Monday. The tool should allow Verizon to ...
01:57 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge How to make group calls on WhatsApp
Photo Illustration by Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Being able to stay in touch while social distancing is really important, which is why we’ve come to re...
12:00 pm - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge Oppos Ace 2 is its first phone with wireless charging
Oppo has announced its first ever phone with wireless charging. The Ace 2 is the follow-up to last year’s Reno Ace, which still holds the record for the world’s fastest wired charging ...
08:54 am - Mon, April 13, 2020
The Verge Apple redesigning iPhone this year with flat sides and smaller notch, says report
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Bloomberg has published a new report detailing much of Apple’s product roadmap for 2020, including the four new iPhones that have been widel...
03:00 pm - Sun, April 12, 2020
The Verge Hidden Through Time is a relaxing yet challenging puzzle game
It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play, we suggest video games that can be start...
02:32 pm - Sun, April 12, 2020
The Verge Zoom became Saturday Night Lives breakout star in historic all digital, remote episode
“Live from Zoom, it’s Saturday Night Live” isn’t a phrase people ever assumed NBC’s quintessential late night show would ever open with, but then again, most people likely weren...
02:00 pm - Sun, April 12, 2020
The Verge From The Strategist: The 29 Best Small-Apartment Organization Ideas
Tiny apartments are the running joke of New York City real estate. If you live in one, you know that every little square foot counts. So making it a functional yet still open space does re...
01:45 pm - Sun, April 12, 2020
The Verge LG reveals the name for its upcoming phone: LG Velvet
LG’s upcoming smartphone will be called the LG Velvet, breaking with its tradition of alphanumeric names for its devices, “in favor of familiar and expressive names that will help the ...
01:00 pm - Sun, April 12, 2020
The Verge Best Buys one-day sale knocks as much as $1,500 off the 15-inch MacBook Pro
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Best Buy is hosting a one-day sale on tech, including big discounts on a few different models of the 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro, which Apple no longer se...
01:00 pm - Sun, April 12, 2020
The Verge Foxconns buildings in Wisconsin are still empty, one year later
The Foxconn “innovation center” in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on April 10th, 2020 | Photo by Matt Jewell The company’s promised statement or correction has never arrived Con...
05:50 pm - Sat, April 11, 2020
The Verge Samsung finally killing off S Voice assistant as of June 1
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Later this year Samsung will finally kill off its S Voice assistant, which never really caught up to Apple’s Siri. A note on Samsung’s support...
04:06 pm - Sat, April 11, 2020
The Verge Canalys says supply chain woes meant fewer PCs shipped in Q1 despite huge demand
Photography by Becca Farsace / The Verge Research firm Canalys has released its quarterly estimates on global PC shipments for Q1, and despite a surge in demand, “severe delays in prod...
02:48 pm - Sat, April 11, 2020
The Verge Answering the 12 biggest questions about Apple and Googles new coronavirus tracking project
A contact tracing app distributed in Singapore | Photo by CATHERINE LAI/AFP via Getty Images What the technical documents tell us about the project’s privacy and security measures ...
02:08 pm - Sat, April 11, 2020
The Verge NASA marking the 50th anniversary of successful failure Apollo 13 mission
The Apollo 13 astronauts | Photo by Time Life Pictures/NASA/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images Today is the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Apollo 13 mission that never m...
10:00 am - Sat, April 11, 2020
The Verge How Apple and Google are tackling one of the toughest parts about tracking COVID-19 exposures
Around here we say that The Interface comes out Monday through Thursday, and on particularly newsy Fridays. Well, today was a particularly newsy Friday. Here’s your emergency newsletter ...
12:39 am - Sat, April 11, 2020
The Verge Squares Cash App details how to use its direct deposit feature to access stimulus funds
Image: Square Payments platform Square is now suggesting users deposit their COVID-19 stimulus payments through its Cash App for faster and easier access to the funds, in the event someo...
11:42 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Leica and Olympus are offering free virtual courses and talks for photographers
Image: Leica Camera makers Leica and Olympus have announced initiatives to offer free courses and talks for photographers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Many companies that cater to creativ...
10:48 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge How youll use Apple and Googles coronavirus tracking tool
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Earlier today, Apple and Google announced a Bluetooth-based COVID-19 contact tracing platform that could alert people if they’ve been expose...
09:20 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Verizons new tracking tool tells advertisers when youre looking at your email inbox
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Verizon quietly introduced a new email marketing feature yesterday that it ominously calls “View Time Optimization,” which is a fancy euphemis...
09:20 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Verizons new ad tool lets marketers sends emails when you look at your inbox
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Verizon quietly introduced a new email marketing feature yesterday that it calls “View Time Optimization,” which the company says automaticall...
09:20 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Verizons new ad tool lets marketers send emails when you look at your inbox
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Verizon quietly introduced a new email marketing feature yesterday that it calls “View Time Optimization,” which the company says automaticall...
08:15 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Disney is remaking its classic 1973 Robin Hood film as a CGI Disney Plus exclusive
Following The Lion King, Mulan, and Aladdin, to name a few, Disney’s 1973 classic animated film Robin Hood is the latest movie to get a live-action remake. This one, however, is going st...
08:00 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge You can watch Quibis reboot of Punkd in Fortnite
The newly launched Quibi is a streaming service with shows meant to be watched in short bursts wherever you are — and, today at least, that includes inside of Fortnite. Today sees a limi...
07:40 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Xbox Live is experiencing issues for the third time in a month
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft’s Xbox Live service is currently experiencing issues affecting online multiplayer, the company has confirmed. “We’re aware that so...
07:40 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Xbox Live experienced issues for the third time in a month
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft’s Xbox Live service experienced issues affecting online multiplayer earlier today. “We’re aware that some users may have trouble j...
07:31 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Call of Duty: Warzone now has more than 50 million players one month after launch
Image: Activision Call of Duty: Warzone, the new battle royale (BR) mode from developer Infinity Ward, now has more than 50 million players, publisher Activision announced on Friday. The...
07:12 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Taika Waititi gives updates on next Thor movie during Thor: Ragnarok watch party live stream
Celebrities, they’re just like us: stuck at home and watching old movies to help pass the time while social distancing. Although, if you’re Taika Waititi and you’re choosing to rewat...
05:58 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge You can now buy refurbished Mac Pros from Apple
Photo by Nilay Patel / The Verge Apple’s 2019 Mac Pro, the world’s most expensive cheese grater — if you were going to use it for that, which you shouldn’t — is now available o...
05:52 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge What is contact tracing?
Photo by Jason Redmond / AFP via Getty Images During an infectious disease outbreak, one of the best tools public health experts have is old-school detective work: finding each sick pers...
05:47 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Discord introduces background noise suppression in beta
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Chat service Discord is adding a new noise suppression feature in beta as part of a partnership with Krisp.ai, according to a company blog post. ...
05:45 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Google will show virtual care options more prominently in search results
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google is making changes to search results to make it easier for people to find virtual health care options, the company said in a blog post publish...
05:37 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge YouTubes desktop site is now more touchscreen-friendly
YouTube has updated its desktop site to make it more touchscreen-friendly. The updated site makes tweaks to the three-dot menu and enlarges icons to make it easier to use the site from a t...
05:09 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge All I need in life is this Facebook group where everyone pretends to be ants
“I am tired of bringing food to the Queen to justify my existence,” a poster writes. “When does it end? When can I have some of the food I bring home? When will I see the value of my...
04:58 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Apple and Google are building a coronavirus tracking system into iOS and Android
Image: Apple/Google Apple and Google announced a system for tracking the spread of the new coronavirus, allowing users to share data through Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) transmissions and ...
04:34 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge HBO extends support for old Apple TV devices during pandemic
Image: Apple HBO has decided to continue supporting second- and third-generation Apple TV set-top boxes after initially saying that HBO Go and HBO Now would no longer work on them as of ...
04:26 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: Quibis launch week, Asus laptop reviews, and Sonys PS5 controller
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Consistent topics The Vergecast has covered in the past couple of months have been laptops and Quibi. This week is no different; however, this is finally...
04:19 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge People are baiting Instacart workers with huge tips then slashing them to zero
Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon / Denver Post Instacart workers are being wooed by orders with large tips only to find them dropped to zero after a delivery has been made, according to a new re...
04:05 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Microsoft Store employees are training schools, businesses in remote working
Microsoft closed its physical stores on March 16th | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Like many other retailers, Microsoft shut down its physical stores around the world on March 16th. A...
03:56 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge The Good Fight can and will do anything to get your attention, and its damn good at it
Image: CBS All Access One of the benefits of having a TV show on a streaming platform is something few actually take advantage of: you can more or less do anything. Freed from the shackl...
03:19 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Warehouse workers are forcing Amazon to take COVID-19 seriously
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images After missed warnings, haphazard quarantines, and a fired protest organizer, Amazon is finally instituting new safety measures Continue rea...
02:52 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Facebook is promising UK health facilities 2,000 Portal devices
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge UK health officials are partnering with Facebook to put Portal video calling displays in hospitals, care homes, and other facilities. Facebook will donat...
02:44 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Active smartwatch is back down to $150, its lowest price
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge The Samsung Galaxy Active smartwatch is $150 at Best Buy, matching the lowest price we’ve seen just a few times, usually around big shopping holidays l...
02:42 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge To prevent the next pandemic, scientists search for animal zero
Photo by Nick Garbutt / Barcroft Media / Barcroft Media via Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic that’s currently ravaging the world started with a simple virus in an animal. Viruses lik...
02:08 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge How to use your own controllers to play Google Stadia
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The free tier of Google Stadia’s cloud gaming service recently launched, allowing those who didn’t purchase the Premiere Edition to finall...
02:00 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Everyone can now access their Instagram DMs on the web
Instagram Instagram’s making it easier for people to send direct messages from their browser. The company announced on Friday that it’s rolling out access to DMs on the web to everyo...
01:57 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge How to use Snapchats new AR lens to donate to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
Snapchat released a new lens to support COVID-19 relief efforts on April 7th. The augmented reality lens scans paper money and shows you an animation about the COVID-19 Solidarity Response...
12:28 pm - Fri, April 10, 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...
12:00 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Samsung Rising goes deep on corruption, chaebols, and corporate chaos
An interview with author Geoffrey Cain Continue reading… ...
10:00 am - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Why Bluetooth apps are bad at discovering new cases of COVID-19
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon and Alex Castro / The Verge Yesterday, we talked about the things that need to happen before we can begin to slowly re-open our cities: hospital bed supp...
09:38 am - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Apple giving away free original TV shows
Apple is making a selection of its Apple TV Plus original shows available for free to help make staying at home just a little bit easier. The free collection is available now via this link...
08:09 am - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge Amazon building COVID-19 test lab for workers
Image: Amazon Amazon is building a lab to test its workers for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. It’s the latest effort by the company to protect workers who are gro...
12:02 am - Fri, April 10, 2020
The Verge This website replicates the sounds of being in the office again
Image: imisstheoffice.eu Even though I’ve worked from home for more than three years, it can still get lonely at times. My apartment is usually very quiet and almost all of my conversa...
11:20 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge DoorDash will cut commissions by 50 percent for local restaurants through the end of May
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge DoorDash will be reducing commission fees by 50 percent for orders placed on DoorDash and DoorDash-owned Caviar for all of its local restaurant pa...
10:00 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Facebook is adding a Quiet Mode that silences push notifications on mobile
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Facebook announced an all-new “Quiet Mode” for its main mobile app on Thursday, which will pause “most” push notifications and remind ...
09:53 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Motorolas $1,499 flipping Razr now comes in gold
Motorola Motorola’s foldable Razr phone now comes in a blush gold color variant. The gold version features a black-and-gold color scheme, with the bottom back portion of the product fe...
09:13 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Google is rebranding Hangouts Chat as just Google Chat
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google has officially removed the Hangouts brand from its enterprise G Suite offering with the rebranding of Hangouts Chat as Google Chat, the com...
08:56 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge A spacecraft is about to swing by Earth to get a gravity assist on its way to Mercury
An artistic rendering of BepiColombo as it swings by Earth. | Image: ESA / ATG medialab On Friday, an interplanetary spacecraft will slingshot around Earth in the super early morning hou...
08:30 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Twitch is expanding Watch Parties beta to all partners, then all US creators after
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitch announced today that it’s bringing its beta version of Watch Parties, which allows streamers to broadcast Prime Video content, to all of ...
08:16 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Google extends free access to advanced teleconferencing features to September 30th
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google announced today that it’s extending free access to some advanced features in its teleconferencing service Google Meet until September 30t...
07:55 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge How to make group calls on WhatsApp
Photo Illustration by Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Being able to stay in touch while social distancing is really important, which is why we’ve come to re...
07:43 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge A smart toilet could identify you by your analprint and detect diseases
Image: James Strommer A prototype smart toilet that can identify you by your “analprint” and monitor your trip to the loo has been created by researchers at Stanford University. It...
07:09 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Saturday Night Live is returning this weekend with remote sketches
Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Saturday Night Live adheres to a couple of basic principles: the show is shot in front of a live studio audience at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, ...
06:25 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Rings new Alarm system is smaller, sleeker, and comes with one-touch access to emergency services
Amazon-owned Ring today announced a second generation of its home security system that comes with a set of sleeker, smaller hardware. The updated keypad now has buttons for quick access to...
06:22 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Trumps chloroquine hype is a misinformation problem bigger than social media
Photo by BENOIT DOPPAGNE/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images Since late March, President Donald Trump has been promoting the antimalarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as treatment...
06:05 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Blizzard is making changes to Overwatchs hero pools
Back in March, Blizzard introduced hero pools to Overwatch, a rotating list of heroes that would be banned from competitive play. The idea was to shake up the game and keep any one charact...
06:00 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Uber to start shipping face masks to drivers and delivery workers
Photo by Aidan Loughran / NurPhoto via Getty Images Uber will start distributing face masks to drivers and delivery workers, focusing first on the cities hardest hit by the coronavirus p...
05:46 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Google now offers a Braille keyboard for Android
Google announced on Thursday that it now offers a Braille keyboard integrated directly into Android. The company says the new feature will make its operating system more accessible for peo...
05:42 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Its time to stop debating whether a hot dog is a sandwich
Photo by Ross Miller / The Verge Few questions are as divisive as the hot dog / sandwich debate. I’ve certainly had it more times than I can count. But what’s unique about the contr...
05:36 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge New Simpsons short that debuted before Pixars Onward is now heading to Disney Plus
Just a few weeks after a new Simpsons short film hit theaters alongside Pixar’s Onward, Disney is bringing the short to Disney Plus starting on Friday, April 10th. “Playdate with Des...
05:32 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Apple may let you try apps without installing them in iOS 14
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple may let you try out parts of third-party iOS apps without installing them on your iPhone by scanning a QR code, according to code in an ...
05:26 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Lawsuit fights new Baltimore aerial surveillance program
Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images The American Civil Liberties Union has sued to stop Baltimore police from launching a sweeping “eye in the sky” surveillance program. The initia...
04:30 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Verge readers can save $60 on the Nest Learning Thermostat
Google’s Nest Learning Thermostat can automatically adjust the temperature in your home, making you more comfortable while you’re there and saving you money on energy costs when you’...
04:18 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge I opened my Animal Crossing island to strangers on Twitter, and it wasnt a complete disaster
Image courtesy of Twitter user @wcharleyw Shortly after noon on a Tuesday, I popped into Animal Crossing: New Horizons to check on turnip prices. Today’s number? A tasty 439 bells, fou...
04:02 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge These photos and videos of baby clouded leopards and cheetahs are a gift
Zoo Miami Lo, unto you, four cheetah cubs and two clouded leopard kittens have been born. Cat lovers on the internet can now coo over the rare infant cats, thanks to Washington, DC’s N...
03:34 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge No ones getting new emoji in 2021 because of the pandemic
The pandemic is even affecting emoji. The Unicode Consortium, the group behind emoji releases, announced today that it’s delaying its version planned for 2021, meaning that devices won...
03:18 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Googles midrange Pixel 4A could launch soon, and there may not be an XL version
Photo by Evan Blass There have been rumors and leaks aplenty about the Google Pixel 4A, but they’re starting to bubble up even more today. 9to5Google published what it claims is a comp...
03:10 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Yelp lays off 1,000 employees as restaurants struggle
Image: Yelp Yelp laid off 1,000 employees and furloughed an additional 1,100 workers today as it struggles with reduced spending from restaurants. Yelp co-founder and CEO Jeremy Stoppel...
03:09 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge VENN wants to re-create the magic of G4TV but with YouTube and Twitch stars
VENN, otherwise known as the Video Game and Entertainment News Network, wants to succeed where G4TV failed by launching a television channel entirely dedicated to gaming that appeals to bo...
02:50 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Airbnb now offers virtual travel experiences to keep you entertained at home
Airbnb announced that it will now offer Experiences that are entirely digital so people who are practicing social distancing and staying at home can find activities to do remotely. The new...
02:50 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Why the 5G coronavirus conspiracy theories dont make sense
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Online conspiracy theories have been trying to link the novel coronavirus pandemic to the rollout of 5G technology recently. Despite there being n...
02:26 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge COVID-19 clinicians wrestle with false negative results
Photo by Steve Pfost / Newsday RM via Getty Images As the rate of COVID-19 testing slowly creeps up in the US, public health experts have a new concern that many people with negative tes...
02:09 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Redesigning Midgar, Final Fantasy VII Remakes gritty cyberpunk metropolis
The game’s creators explain how they expanded on one of gaming’s most iconic cities Continue reading… ...
01:43 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Webcams have become impossible to find, and prices are skyrocketing
Image: Logitech Most laptops come with a built-in webcam, but if you’re working at home from a desktop or maybe just looking to touch up the mediocre quality of whatever camera you’r...
01:00 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Elizabeth Warren demands info on childrens privacy policies in letter to Zoom CEO
Photo by AMANDA SABGA/AFP via Getty Images In a letter to Zoom CEO Eric Yuan today, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) raised new concerns about the service’s safety an...
01:00 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Microsoft thinks coronavirus will forever change the way we work and learn
Microsoft says people’s habits are already changing Continue reading… ...
12:30 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge How to use an external display with your Mac
Every computer I’ve called my own for work or personal use has been a laptop. I love the portability of a laptop. It’s great to do work while lounging in my favorite chair or at a coff...
12:00 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge TikTok pledges $375M in support of COVID-19 relief efforts
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok has announced a series of relief funds and initiatives to support those fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and to help other individuals and o...
12:00 pm - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge The ancient computers in the Boeing 737 Max are holding up a fix
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The perils of fixing a hardware problem with software Continue reading… ...
11:31 am - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Alphabets nascent drone delivery service is booming
Image: Wing Alphabet’s drone delivery company Wing has seen a “significant” increase in demand in recent weeks as people adhere to social distancing rules during the COVID-19 pande...
11:30 am - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Gocycle GXi e-bike review: fancy folder
The most sophisticated folding electric bike that lots of money can buy Continue reading… ...
10:00 am - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Theres no consensus on technologys role in the COVID-19 response
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon and Alex Castro / The Verge As of Friday, I’ll have been self-isolating at home for 30 days. Thanks to quick action on the part of city officials to lo...
05:52 am - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge Microsoft reportedly delays Surface Neo beyond 2020
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The Surface Neo, Microsoft’s dual-screen PC that runs a new operating system called Windows 10X, will miss its planned release date of holid...
02:45 am - Thu, April 9, 2020
The Verge LG reveals new design language for next phone
LG’s flagship phones over the past couple years have all looked extremely similar to each other: good luck picking out the G7, the V40, the G8, the V50, the G8X, or the V60 from a lineup...
11:24 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Google expands AI calling service Duplex to Australia, Canada, and the UK
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google’s automated, artificial intelligence-powered calling service Duplex is now available in more countries, according to a support page updat...
09:53 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Disney Plus surpasses 50 million subscribers
Disney Plus has surpassed 50 million subscribers — up more than 22 million since the last time Disney disclosed numbers two months ago. Disney’s new subscriber numbers follow a series...
09:51 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge How to play free YouTube music in the background on Android and iPhones
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge There’s a lot of music — and storytelling and news — on YouTube, and so it stands to reason that you’d want to be able to play it in the b...
09:35 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge How to delete your Twitter history
Twitter is the social media world’s most reliable doubled-edged sword. One minute, you’re retweeting a funny meme account and enjoying some wholesome discussion around your current TV ...
09:29 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Googles Hangouts Meet is now just Google Meet
Remote workers, meeters, streamers, and hangers-out, take note: Google’s Hangouts Meet is no longer called Hangouts Meet; it’s now called Google Meet. The rebrand was made apparent ye...
09:24 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge America set up black communities to be harder hit by COVID-19
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon and Alex Castro / The Verge Experts hope the pandemic is ‘a wake up call’ Continue reading… ...
09:24 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Its impossible to screenshot a Quibi show, and thats detrimental to its success
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge Trying to describe Quibi’s essence to people is difficult. There are shows where food explodes in chefs’ faces, series about flipping mur...
08:27 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Zoom update hides meeting ID numbers from the title bar
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Zoom’s latest update might help keep more meetings secure. The videoconferencing software now hides Meeting ID numbers from the title bar, meani...
08:21 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Zoom CEO apologizes for security problems on public live stream
On a live YouTube stream on Wednesday, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan apologized to users for a string of security lapses that have rocked the app in recent weeks. Speaking to viewers for more than tw...
08:08 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Rocket Lab catches dummy rocket in midair with helicopter in ongoing quest to make its vehicles reusable
In the ongoing quest to one day reuse its rockets after launch, Rocket Lab has successfully tested out a way to catch a rocket falling out of the sky using a pair of helicopters. A few wee...
07:55 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Google bans its employees from using Zoom over security concerns
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is issuing a ban on the use of the Zoom teleconferencing platform for employees. The company is citing security concerns with the app that ...
07:40 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge How Thao & The Get Down Stay Down made a music video on Zoom
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Oakland-based band Thao & The Get Down Stay Down had a problem. Their plan to shoot a music video for their single “Phenom” was abruptly cancel...
07:28 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Riots Valorant isnt even out yet, but its already looking like an esports sensation
Image: Riot Games Riot’s new video game, Valorant, is both a breath of fresh air and completely unoriginal at the same time. The first-person shooter opened its closed beta on Tuesday ...
06:50 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Fiat Chrysler is recalling 365,000 vehicles for backup camera issue
Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 365,000 vehicles in North America after discovering that the video feed from their bac...
06:37 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge How to use an external display with your Mac
Every computer I’ve called my own for work or personal use has been a laptop. I love the portability of a laptop. It’s great to do work while lounging in my favorite chair or at a coff...
06:14 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge ESPN becomes the official broadcast home for League of Legends Spring Split Playoffs
Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games Inc. via Getty Images League of Legends’ 2020 Championship Series (LCS) Spring Split Playoffs have a new home in the United States: ESPN. The network annou...
05:38 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Windows 10 is getting Linux files integration in File Explorer
Microsoft previously shipped a full Linux kernel in Windows 10, and now the company is planning to fully integrate Linux file access into the built-in File Explorer. A new Linux icon will ...
05:35 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge How to protect your Netflix profile with a PIN
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Netflix now lets you protect your profile with a PIN, keeping other people on your account from accessing your home screen and personalized experi...
05:32 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Three astronauts are launching to space tomorrow after lengthy quarantine
Ivan Vagner (left), Anatoly Ivanishin (center), and Chris Cassidy (right). | Image: NASA In the wee hours of the morning on April 9th, three astronauts are set to launch on a Russian Soy...
05:20 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Amazon is temporarily extending its return policy due to the pandemic
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is temporarily extending return windows due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced today. If you live in the US or Canada, most it...
05:14 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge The Verges best and worst coronavirus masks
Photo by Loren Grush / The Verge Last week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans to cover their faces in public, even if it’s with something as simple as a...
05:08 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Valorant had a record-breaking day on Twitch
Riot’s latest game had a record-breaking day on Twitch — despite the fact that it isn’t even out yet. Yesterday the studio’s new shooter Valorant launch in a limited closed beta, a...
04:39 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Twitter notifies users that its now sharing more data with advertisers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter has removed a privacy feature that allowed all users to stop sharing some private information with advertisers. The setting prevented Twit...
04:24 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Google launches free version of Stadia with a two-month Pro trial
Image: Google Google is launching the free version of its Stadia game streaming service today. Anyone with a Gmail address can sign up, and Google is even providing a free two-month tria...
02:44 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Clearview AI CEO disavows white nationalism after expos on alt-right ties
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Two employees of controversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI have been found to have ties to white nationalism, according to an exhausti...
02:32 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Sonys new DualSense controller is its most exciting design since the original PlayStation
Image: Sony The next-gen console rollouts from Sony and Microsoft this year have been, for lack of a better word, soporific. But after weeks of spec comparisons and hardware boasts, Sony...
02:21 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge The Apple Watch Series 5 is cheaper than ever today at Amazon and Best Buy
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge If an Apple Watch Series 5 has been on your tech wishlist, Amazon and Best Buy are offering the best deals yet on both the 40mm and 44mm sizes of Apple...
02:06 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Passover and Easter are now Zoom events
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Easter for college student Kayley Ng usually means a big family gathering. Her mom’s five siblings come up to the Chicago area with their kids a...
01:00 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Asus Chromebook Flip C436 review: pricey, premium Chromebook
Admire its processor, but buy its predecessor Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge How to look your best on a video call
I’ve been on enough video calls this week to know that everyone could use a little help looking their best. From virtual weddings to work meetings, we all suddenly have to be on camera i...
01:00 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Instacarts new features make it easier to get groceries delivered in a crisis
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Instacart is introducing a pair of new delivery options in an attempt to deal with the increased demand the grocery shopping service is seeing...
01:00 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Samsung is bringing 5G to its midrange phones this year
Samsung Samsung is refreshing its Galaxy A-series midrange phones for 2020. The lineup consists of a whopping six phones, all of which are aimed at people who want high-end features with...
12:00 pm - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge How to throw a party in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Photo by Jay Peters / The Verge With much of the world stuck inside due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are turning to Animal Crossing: New Horizons to recapture the feeling of int...
11:30 am - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge High-end PC builder Maingear will produce ventilators for the NYC area
Maingear is known for building custom, high-end gaming PCs, but it’s responding to the novel coronavirus pandemic in a noble way by developing ventilators to help patients who suffer fro...
10:00 am - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge How WhatsApp is making it more expensive to spread misinformation
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge We always have at least some reason to worry about the spread of misinformation, but we worry more about misinformation during a public health...
08:57 am - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Foxconn will produce ventilators at its controversial Wisconsin plant
Photo by Joshua Lott for The Verge Foxconn’s Wisconsin plant, the controversial recipient of billions of dollars in tax subsidies and the focus of multiple Verge investigations, will p...
04:18 am - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge This photographer is taking lockdown portraits over FaceTime
Tim Dunk Lockdown has disrupted everyone’s lives to varying degrees, and wedding photographers are some of the unluckier ones in terms of the impact on their careers — there aren’t...
03:37 am - Wed, April 8, 2020
The Verge Tesla is cutting salaries and furloughing workers to manage costs during pandemic
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Starting April 13th, Tesla is cutting pay for all salaried employees in the US, and placing hourly workers who can’t work at home during the nov...
11:26 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Google Fit redesign makes step tracking much more prominent
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google is rolling out a refreshed user interface for its Google Fit apps for iOS, Android, and Wear OS that puts a bigger focus on step tracking. Th...
09:37 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Xbox Game Bar is getting custom widgets and its own store on Windows
Microsoft is unveiling some significant changes to its Xbox Game Bar on Windows today, including new custom widgets that any developer can build. We’ve seen Microsoft gradually improve t...
09:21 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Jack Dorsey to donate $1 billion to fund COVID-19 relief and other charities
Photo by Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images Jack Dorsey, the CEO of both Twitter and digital payments platform Square, said on Tuesday that he will donate $1 billion worth of equit...
09:12 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Dell accidentally leaks images of new XPS 15 and 17
When it comes to Windows laptops, Dell’s XPS 13 is the laptop to beat. But the XPS 15 and XPS 17 are exciting upcoming releases as well, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see them offi...
08:43 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Nuro gets the green light to test driverless delivery robots in California
Image: Nuro Nuro, the self-driving startup founded by two ex-Google engineers, was approved to test its driverless delivery robots on public roads in California. The company is the secon...
08:14 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Sony reveals new DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5
Sony still hasn’t shown off what the PlayStation 5 will look like, but it just unveiled the controller for its next-gen console: the DualSense, which marks the biggest departure for Sony...
07:54 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge How to use FaceTime for group calls
Image: Apple If you have an iPhone or MacBook, then you have probably used FaceTime, Apple’s built-in video and voice-calling app. While FaceTime has always been useful for keeping in ...
07:22 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Verizon is canceling home internet installations during the pandemic
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Verizon is canceling scheduled appointments for internet installation and repairs, according to some customers and two Verge reporters with persis...
06:38 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Dead Cells is finally making its way to Android on June 3rd
Image: Motion Twin The excellent indie roguelike hit Dead Cells is coming to Android on June 3rd, according porting company Playdigious. Original developer Motion Twin first announced an...
06:38 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Serato now has a free edition of its music-making software
Image: Serato Popular DJ and music production software company Serato has released an update to its Serato Studio DAW, and it comes with a big change: there’s now a free edition. This ...
06:20 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Arresting people for coughing wont keep communities safer
Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Over the weekend, a man in North Dakota was arrested for coughing at a local Walmart. The store, like all Walmart stores, was li...
05:50 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Apple publishes instructions and fitting guide for its new face shields
Apple published support guidelines and a fitting video for health care workers who may eventually use the company’s new face shields. The simple plastic devices are designed to be an add...
05:43 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Tesla is dropping HAL 9000 Sentry Mode graphic in new software update
A still from Tesla’s original Sentry Mode video, which has since been deleted. | Image: Tesla Tesla is revamping its “Sentry Mode” security camera feature in an upcoming software u...
05:36 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Microsofts CTO explains how AI can help health care in the US right now
This week for our Vergecast interview series, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel chats with Microsoft chief technology officer Kevin Scott about his new book Reprogramming the American Drea...
05:26 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Chrome OS tablet mode gets iPad-style gestures
Photo by Monica Chin / The Verge Chrome OS hasn’t always been the best fit for tablets, despite the uptick in 2-in-1 Chrome OS devices out there that can work in tablet-style configura...
05:18 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Facebook launches an app for couples to talk to each other
First, Facebook launched a dating feature, and now, a small group within the company has launched an app designed for couples. The New Product Experimentation team’s app, called Tuned, e...
05:00 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Netflix will allow parents to remove movies and shows, filter by rating in new update
Netflix is rolling out a series of new tools that parents can use to filter what content their kids see while using the service, including the ability to remove titles entirely. The compa...
04:23 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge The Office celebrates a work life that doesnt exist anymore
The scenes that make The Office special aren’t overly zany but are extremely relatable, like Dwight Schrute making an obnoxious sales call at his desk, while Jim and Pam roll their eyes ...
03:37 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Go read this report on how the pandemic has changed the internet
Photo by Hakan Nural/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The New York Times has released a new report on the ways the COVID-19 pandemic has changed internet use in the United States. The dat...
03:00 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Facebook Gaming launches Tournaments
Facebook Gaming is launching a feature today meant to bring people together virtually while they can’t be in the same place physically. It’s called Tournaments, and it does exactly wha...
02:49 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Just how big is Final Fantasy VIIs materia anyway?
Materia is Final Fantasy VII Remake’s magical eight ball — at least, in terms of size. These iridescent orbs grant users the power to perform magic. Each appears first as a cue ball-si...
02:46 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge No Mans Sky has mech suits now, and you can pilot them in VR
No Man’s Sky is continuing its post-release update renaissance with yet another free content update, which adds a new vehicle to the game: the Exo Mech. Because why explore new planets ...
02:19 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Moments lens-friendly cameraphone cases are half off
Moment, the maker of lens-friendly phone cases that can help you up your mobile photography game, is hosting a sale. Most of its cases are just $20, and if you want four for some reason, i...
02:12 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Microsoft tweaks Xbox dashboard UI again as Series X launch nears
Microsoft is making further tweaks to its Xbox One dashboard, just months ahead of the Xbox Series X launch. The software maker is now improving the Guide part of the Xbox One dashboard, w...
02:08 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Death Stranding and Zelda offer the clarity of hiking without the exhaustion
We’re all stuck at home, so go for a virtual hike Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge How coyotes made their homes in Americas cities
Illustration by Alex Parkin Coyotes are not generally the first things that come to mind when you picture urban wildlife. Pigeons, rats, raccoons, squirrels — they’ve burrowed deeply...
02:00 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge How to convert a bookcase into a standing desk
Working from home certainly has its perks: good coffee, pajamas all day, freedom to adjust the thermostat as you see fit. However, as you sit hunched over a small desk typing to your co-wo...
01:02 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge OnMail is a new privacy-focused email service from the company behind Edison Mail
OnMail is a new email service from Edison (the company behind Edison Mail, one of the better email apps around). It’s described as “first permission-based email service” that’s des...
01:00 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Movies Anywheres Screen Pass lending feature enters open beta today
Movies Anywhere is bumping up the open beta for its new Screen Pass movie lending feature from May to today. You’ll still need an invite to use the feature, but unlike the closed beta th...
12:39 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Animal Crossing is the most soothing thing on Twitch
The most popular games on Twitch don’t exactly scream “relaxation.” Instead, it’s action-heavy, competitive games like Fortnite and League of Legends that typically dominate the st...
12:34 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Rumors of a Galaxy Fold 2 are starting to heat up
The original fold had a 7.3-inch screen and a fairly big display notch. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Samsung’s successor to its ill-fated Galaxy Fold could be availabl...
12:00 pm - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge The OnePlus 8 Pro will have super fast, 30W wireless charging
Image: WinFuture In an interview last week, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau told me that his next so-called “ultraflagship” phone — which we all know will be the OnePlus 8 Pro — will indeed...
11:00 am - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Legos interactive Super Mario sets will be out on August 1st, preorders start today
The Bowser’s Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set | Photo: Lego / Nintendo After Lego and Nintendo’s surprise announcement in March that the two companies were working on interactive Sup...
11:00 am - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Quibi, Zoom, and Peloton all are struggling with video streaming during the pandemic
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge Today is Tuesday. Yesterday was Monday. It has gotten confusing. My colleague Chaim Gartenberg made a Twitter account that can help. Otherwis...
10:00 am - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Tech giants are finding creative ways to use our data to fight the coronavirus
Facebook An unexpected outcome of the current pandemic is that big tech companies, which have spent the past three years on the defensive over their data collection practices, are now pr...
09:53 am - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge One World: Together at Home could be Live Aid for the coronavirus generation
Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for AT&T In an attempt to support and celebrate healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization and international ad...
09:53 am - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge The coronavirus generation is getting its Live Aid
Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for AT&T In an attempt to support and celebrate healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization and international ad...
09:18 am - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge All Microsoft events will be digital-only until July 2021
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is planning to make all of its internal and external events digital-only until July 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The so...
09:00 am - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Hinge will let people tap a button to say theyre ready for a video call date
Hinge A pandemic has taken over the world, but people are still dating. Today, Hinge is launching a new feature, called Date from Home, that the team thinks will make it easier to transi...
08:39 am - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Microsoft opens up xCloud beta registration to 11 European countries
Microsoft is starting to open up its xCloud game streaming beta to countries across Europe. The software giant originally launched the xCloud preview in the US, UK, and Korea back in Septe...
07:00 am - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge WhatsApp puts new limits on the forwarding of viral messages
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge With heightened scrutiny on the potential of private message apps to spread misinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic, WhatsApp on Tu...
04:27 am - Tue, April 7, 2020
The Verge Samsungs profits are slightly up during the COVID-19 outbreak
Photo by Avery White for The Ver Samsung Electronics is one of the first major tech giants to announce earnings figures since the coronavirus pandemic broke out, and so far at least the ...
11:01 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Rokus free ad-supported streaming service is coming to the UK
Roku is bringing its free, ad-supported Roku Channel to the UK. The service, which is available starting today, will give access to over 10,000 on-demand movies, TV episodes, and documenta...
10:58 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Boeing will refly its passenger spacecraft for NASA without crew after flubbed debut launch
An artistic rendering of Boeing’s Starliner vehicle. | Image: Boeing Boeing has decided to refly its new passenger spacecraft, the CST-100 Starliner, for NASA this fall without a crew ...
10:08 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Tigers (and other cats) can catch the coronavirus
Malayan tiger cub in its enclosure at the Bronx Zoo. It’s unclear whether this is one of the tigers that was exposed to the novel coronavirus. | Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein / Corbis via...
09:55 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge 100 Thieves makes its entire apparel line available in Animal Crossing
Photo: 100 Thieves Apparel drops from 100 Thieves, a lifestyle and esports organization, are notoriously hard to get in on. Whenever the company releases a new hoodie or jersey, it sells...
09:41 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Google updates Pixel 4 with eyes open fix for face unlock
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google released an update for the Pixel 4 today requiring users to have their eyes open when using face unlock to open the phone. The update i...
09:31 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge US hospitals dont have what they need to fight off COVID-19
Photo by BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images Hospitals in Cincinnati are furloughing and cutting hours for nurses and other health care workers. Nurses at a New York City hospital strugg...
08:51 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge The best thing I saw on Twitch today was a bike messenger riding around Manhattan
New York City is empty these days. The streets have quieted; the normal pedestrian bustle is nonexistent, and the noise of traffic has turned mostly into near-constant ambulance sirens. Mo...
08:06 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge CBS courtroom drama will use Zoom, FaceTime for special pandemic episode
The cast of CBS drama All Rise (presumably before social distancing went into effect) | CBS CBS drama series All Rise will produce a “virtual” episode themed on the COVID-19 pandemic...
08:01 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge American Football and Anamanaguchi are throwing a coronavirus relief concert in Minecraft
A number of bands and artists are coming together to put on a virtual benefit concert in Minecraft to raise money for coronavirus research. Chiptune band Anamanaguchi is teaming up with i...
07:50 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge How to stream your gaming sessions
Photo by Stefan Etienne / The Verge Update 3:45PM ET, April 6th: Added a link to Streamlabs’ new OBS software for macOS, which recently launched. Also, this post has been updated to re...
07:38 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Quibi experienced an outage on launch day
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Mobile video app Quibi, which just launched today, experienced a one-hour outage this afternoon, the company confirmed. Quibi first announced on T...
07:33 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Supervised self-driving shuttles are moving COVID-19 tests in Florida
Autonomous shuttles are being used to move COVID-19 tests from a Jacksonville, Florida testing site to a nearby Mayo Clinic processing location, in what the medical nonprofit is calling a ...
07:10 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Bose investigation concludes QC35 firmware update didnt break noise cancellation
Bose is bringing an end to the long-running saga of complaints regarding noise cancellation issues with its Quiet Comfort 35 and Quiet Comfort 35 II Bluetooth headphones. After spending mo...
07:00 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Facebook begins sharing more location data with COVID-19 researchers and asks users to self-report symptoms
A Facebook co-location map for the United States. It could help illustrate the likeliness of the disease to spread. | Facebook Facebook is expanding a program that grants researchers ac...
06:39 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Zoox, citing COVID-19 shutdown, lays off its autonomous vehicle backup drivers
Photo by Andrej Sokolow/picture alliance via Getty Images Zoox, the ambitious self-driving startup said to be worth over $3 billion, laid off almost all of its contract workers last week...
06:00 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge The Call of Duty League comes back on April 10th
Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images The Call of Duty League is making its comeback very soon. Today, the league announced that play would resume on April 10th, several weeks after the s...
05:51 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge The FCC will not investigate President Trump over alleged misinformation
Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images The Federal Communications Commission will not pursue misinformation complaints against broadcasters who air President Trump’s daily press conferen...
05:38 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Go read this: Polygons oral history of Final Fantasy VII
This week, Square Enix is releasing Final Fantasy VII Remake — a complete retelling of the series’ most iconic game. The first episode, set in Midgar, blows out the world introduced in...
05:26 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Three employees at Blue Origin test positive for COVID-19 after workers voice concern over test launch
Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket. | Image: Blue Origin Three Blue Origin employees have now tested positive for COVID-19 in Washington, according to emails from the company seen by The...
04:48 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Headspace is letting people access free meditations and mindfulness exercises
Headspace is giving people free access to some of its mindfulness exercises, meditations, and sleep experiences. The company launched a new landing page today designed with New Yorkers, wh...
03:41 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Disney is releasing a series of adorable new Frozen shorts, made completely at home
Just in case Frozen 2 on Disney Plus isn’t enough to keep kids entertained while they’re stuck at home, Disney animator Hyrum Osmond and actor Josh Gad have teamed up to produce a new ...
03:20 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge This Pittsburgh arcade is now a tiny virtual world
If you enjoy experimental video games and milling around art installations but find yourself stuck at home during the pandemic, one Pittsburgh arcade has swapped physical space for a littl...
03:19 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Asus Flip C436 Chromebook with Project Athena is now available, starting at $799
ASUS Asus has released its Chromebook Flip C436, a lightweight, premium laptop it previewed at CES in January. As expected, the new 13-inch Flip has a similar magnesium alloy body as its...
03:02 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Persona 5 Scramble is a true sequel to Persona 5
How was your first weekend with Persona 5 Royal? Right now, I, for one, am pretty happy about having a new version of a game that is not only one of my favorite ever but also happens to be...
03:01 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and other Switch games are discounted today
The Nintendo Switch has too many great games to afford buying them all at once. If you recently bought a Switch to play Animal Crossing: New Horizons or you just haven’t had a chance to ...
02:50 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Tales from the Loop review: small-town America goes sci-fi
Photo by Jan Thijs / Amazon Studios Tales from the Loop is so pretty it breaks your heart. Based on the work of Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag, famous for his scenes of pastoral tranqui...
02:33 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Peloton pauses Aprils live classes after an employee tested positive for COVID-19
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Peloton has announced that it will stop producing and airing live cycling and running classes until April 30th after an employee tested positi...
01:00 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Can Meg Whitman outwit a pandemic with Quibi?
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge eBay. HP. Governor of California (well, almost). Quibi? Meg Whitman’s last act is her biggest bet yet Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Uber launches effort to help drivers find other work during coronavirus crisis
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Demand for ride-hailing in cities is down severely due to the coronavirus pandemic, and as such, drivers are struggling to find work. Uber is roll...
01:00 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge TCL reveals prices and specs for its 10-Series smartphones
TCL — best known for its well-received and wallet-friendly TVs — announced at CES earlier this year that it would be entering the mobile phone business. And now, we’ve finally got th...
12:58 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Google Maps puts restaurant takeout and delivery options front and center now that eating out is off the menu
Image: Google Google has tweaked its Maps app to highlight restaurants that are offering takeout and delivery options during the COVID-19 pandemic, 9to5Google reports. When you open the ...
12:42 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Quibis shows are fun, familiar, and a little forgettable
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge It’s far too easy to make fun of Quibi. That’s the first problem. You can start with the name: an overly cute mashup of “quick bites....
12:00 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge JBLs Quantum One delivers a VR-like audio experience, minus the immersion
A headset with a head-tracking gyroscope seems cooler than it is Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Samsung Galaxy Chromebook review: beautiful to a fault
More features, but more problems Continue reading… ...
11:23 am - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Nintendo scrambles to address Animal Crossing egg complaints
He wants a fish, but let’s face it, he’s probably just gunna get another egg. | Image; Nintendo A new patch has been released for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and according to the ...
10:11 am - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Tesla previews ventilator powered by Model 3 tech
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla has shared an update on the ventilator it’s developing to address the shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a new video posted on t...
10:00 am - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Final Fantasy VII Remake is a thrilling, thoughtful take on a classic
It answers old questions and asks new ones Continue reading… ...
09:21 am - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge UK mobile carriers politely ask people to stop burning 5G towers
Photo by Muhammed Selim Korkutata/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The top four UK mobile operators have issued a joint statement asking for help to stop people burning 5G towers. Multipl...
04:01 am - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Quibi app review: shifting landscape
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge After months of publicity, Quibi — the mobile phone app that’s centered on short, bite-sized original programming — is launching today on iP...
04:01 am - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge How to stream Quibi
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Quibi is the latest streaming service to launch in an increasingly crowded market — and it might be the weirdest one yet. Instead of relying on ...
03:42 am - Mon, April 6, 2020
The Verge Apple is designing and shipping face shields for medical workers
Apple CEO Tim Cook has provided an update on the company’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. In a video posted to Twitter, Cook says Apple has sourced more than 20 million masks through i...
09:11 pm - Sun, April 5, 2020
The Verge YouTube says it will suppress content promoting false 5G coronavirus conspiracy
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube said it would reduce the number of videos it recommends to users on its platform which spread false claims that 5G technology is linked to...
06:27 pm - Sun, April 5, 2020
The Verge Zoom CEO responds to security and privacy concerns: We had some missteps
Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images Appearing before a background that said “we care” over an image of a heart-shaped planet Earth, Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan said Sunday on CNN that desp...
02:00 pm - Sun, April 5, 2020
The Verge Quibi is coming, with the worst or maybe best timing
Illustration by Alex Castro Quibi was never supposed to compete with Netflix or Disney Plus. The novelty was shortform video for people as they waited for coffee or the bus. The space Qu...
01:45 pm - Sun, April 5, 2020
The Verge Etsy reminds sellers making cloth face masks: Dont suggest they prevent COVID 19 infection
Etsy sellers have sold hundreds of thousands of cloth face masks in the past few days, the company says, and demand is likely to outstrip supply soon now that the Centers for Disease Contr...
01:45 pm - Sun, April 5, 2020
The Verge Etsy reminds sellers making cloth face masks: Dont suggest they prevent COVID-19 infection
Etsy sellers have sold hundreds of thousands of cloth face masks in the past few days, the company says, and demand is likely to outstrip supply soon now that the Centers for Disease Contr...
01:00 pm - Sun, April 5, 2020
The Verge From The Strategist: The 10 Best Planners for 2020
Instead of an app or gadget that claims to jump-start your productivity, this year, you should invest in a good paper planner. After all, there’s plenty of research showing that actually...
12:53 pm - Sun, April 5, 2020
The Verge Reimagined E3 2021 scheduled for next June
Illustration by Alex Castro The Entertainment Software Association has notified partners that E3 2021 will be held June 15th to 17th, 2021, according to GamesIndustry.biz. The ESA cancel...
04:44 pm - Sat, April 4, 2020
The Verge British 5G towers are being set on fire because of coronavirus conspiracy theories
A 5G cell tower | Photo by Mikhail Pochuyev\TASS via Getty Images 5G phone masts are being set alight in the UK, after online conspiracy theories have misleadingly linked the cell towers...
04:44 pm - Sat, April 4, 2020
The Verge British 5G towers are being set on fire amid coronavirus conspiracy theories
A 5G cell tower | Photo by Mikhail Pochuyev\TASS via Getty Images 5G phone masts are being set alight in the UK, after online conspiracy theories have misleadingly linked the cell towers...
03:58 pm - Sat, April 4, 2020
The Verge Tech supply chains are still a complete mess
Last week, we made the case that tech manufacturing was uniquely vulnerable to pandemic problems, from a combination of just-in-time manufacturing practices and a far-flung network of supp...
02:00 pm - Sat, April 4, 2020
The Verge Save on a Sling TV subscription and discounted gadgets this weekend
Welcome to the weekend. The best deals you can currently get on tech are a mix of new offers and ones that we’ve collected during the past week. All of them should hopefully make your se...
02:00 pm - Sat, April 4, 2020
The Verge 9 new trailers you should watch this week
One of the few small upsides to the current global mess is that a bunch of movies are hitting streaming services and rental platforms earlier than they otherwise would have: Emma., Onward,...
01:44 am - Sat, April 4, 2020
The Verge Peloton wont stop live classes amid NYC lockdown, and now an employee has tested positive for COVID-19
Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images An employee at Peloton’s New York City-based production studio has tested positive for COVID-19, the company said in a Facebook message to members lat...
12:10 am - Sat, April 4, 2020
The Verge Zoom adds new security and privacy measures to prevent Zoombombing
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Zoom will soon turn on passwords and waiting rooms by default for all meetings in an effort to help prevent “Zoombombing,” or the recent t...
09:48 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge CDC recommends people wear cloth masks to block the spread of COVID-19
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines today recommending that people in the US wear homemade face coverings to ...
09:16 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge ESPN will air 12 hours of esports including Rocket League, NBA 2K, and Madden
ESPN is set to air 12 hours of esports coverage on April 5th, turning to NBA 2K, Madden NFL 20, and Rocket League tournaments to fill the programming void left behind by traditional sports...
08:38 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Why Zoom became so popular
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Seemingly everyone knows about Zoom now: parents, co-workers, friends, grandparents, and neighbors. The videoconferencing software company that we...
08:29 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Skype tries competing with Zoom by reminding people that they dont need the app or an account to make a call
Skype is trying to make it as easy as possible to use its video calling software and remind people that using the app isn’t complicated. The company tweeted a reminder today that users c...
08:08 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge This Yves Behar-designed smart weight trainer is the love child of Mirror and Tonal
As more people seek solutions for working out at home during the global measures to self-quarantine and social distance, another connected fitness equipment enters an increasingly crowded ...
07:57 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Google is temporarily rolling back Chromes SameSite cookie requirements
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge With the launch of Chrome 80 in February, Google began gradually rolling out an update that changes how third-party cookies work on websites, call...
07:44 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Thousands of Zoom recordings exposed because of the way Zoom names recordings
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Thousands of Zoom cloud recordings have been exposed on the web because of the way Zoom names its recordings, according to a report by The Washing...
07:13 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Zoombombing is a federal offense that could result in imprisonment, prosecutors warn
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Federal prosecutors are now warning pranksters and hackers of the potential legal implications of “Zoombombing,” wherein someone successfully ...
07:11 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Disney gives Black Widow and Mulan new release dates, moves Artemis Fowl to Disney Plus
Image: Marvel Disney is making a number of changes to its upcoming theatrical release dates in order to accommodate delayed films like Black Widow and Mulan. The studio’s upcoming Arte...
07:04 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Amazon is reportedly delaying Prime Day due to COVID-19
Amazon is planning to delay Prime Day until at least August due to the ongoing pandemic, according to internal meeting notes viewed by Reuters. Amazon expects it could lose $100 million ...
06:50 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: Zooms privacy concerns, Apple buys Dark Sky, and Sprint is dead
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On The Verge’s flagship podcast of working from home, co-hosts of The Vergecast Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller talk to Verge senior e...
06:47 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Deep-sea tube worms get an assist from methane-eating bacteria
Methane-consuming serpulid worms on the seafloor off the coast of Costa Rica. | Image: Alvin, WHOI Scientists exploring deep-sea seeps, where methane bubbles up out of the seafloor, have...
06:12 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge I threw my boyfriend his birthday party on The Sims because we couldnt have one in real life
Photo by Natt Garun My family never really had many traditions. Before moving to New York from Bangkok, we didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas, and after my father passed away a...
05:47 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Tiger King is a viral success because Netflix rules the jungle
Courtesy of NETFLIX Even if people haven’t seen Tiger King, Eric Goode’s seven-part documentary series about private zoo owners with an affinity for large cats (lions, tigers, leopar...
05:21 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Apex Legends to add permanent duo mode and map rotation starting April 7th
Image: Respawn Respawn’s battle royale title Apex Legends will add a permanent duos playlist to the game starting April 7th, the developer announced on Thursday. The decision is a welc...
04:44 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Google Fi temporarily doubles the data limit for customers to 30GB
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google Fi has temporarily increased its high-speed data cap to 30GB per user. Customers who have either a Flexible or Unlimited plan will have acc...
04:11 pm - Fri, April 3, 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...
04:05 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Beats and Bose noise-canceling headphones are $50 off at Amazon
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge A few popular noise-canceling headphones are discounted today, including the new Beats Solo Pro over-ear wireless headphones. These usually cost $300, an...
03:59 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Apples new iPad Pro cuts off the microphone when its case is closed to prevent snooping
Photo by Brennan King / The Verge Recent MacBooks have included a security feature that shuts off the microphone at a hardware level when the lid is closed. Apple has now introduced the ...
03:02 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Deadpool has arrived in Fortnite
When the current season of Fortnite debuted, one of the most curious elements was the appearance of Deadpool. The Marvel anti-hero was present in various elements of the game — you could...
02:58 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Godzillas monsters are coming to Magic: The Gathering
Image: Wizards of the Coast Godzilla is coming to the Magic: The Gathering trading card game, Wizards of the Coast has announced. 16 Godzilla-themed cards will be available in the Englis...
02:00 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge What is Twitch, even?
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitch is difficult to describe, to understand, and to start using. It is also incredibly rewarding once you get the hang of it, which is the way ...
01:56 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Masks may be good, but the messaging around them has been very bad
Photo by Hendrik Schmidt / Picture Alliance via Getty Images Public health agencies are losing trust, which may be hard to win back Continue reading… ...
01:10 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge A third prototype of SpaceXs Starship rocket bursts on the test stand
Image: Screengrab from LapPadre livstream A third prototype of SpaceX’s next-generation rocket, Starship, broke apart during a pressure test at the company’s test site in Boca Chica,...
01:00 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Lyft is offering free e-scooter trips to health care workers fighting COVID-19
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Lyft will provide free electric scooter rides to essential workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While most scooter-sharing programs i...
12:30 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge In Dr. Fauci we stan
Photo by Win McNamee / Getty Images - Illustration by Alex Castro How a 79-year-old scientist became a beloved meme Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Brydge Pro Plus review: an almost awesome iPad laptop
A good effort, but Apple’s Magic Keyboard looms Continue reading… ...
11:54 am - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Why Amazon got out of the Apple App Store tax, and why other developers wont
Apple needs Amazon to help its TV ambitions Continue reading… ...
11:00 am - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Uber Eats is adding an in-app donate button for restaurants
Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images Uber Eats is adding an in-app donate button for customers who want to contribute some extra cash to their favorite restaurant to help durin...
10:55 am - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Marvel is making some of its comics free while were all stuck inside
Image: Marvel Marvel is offering a selection of free comics through its Marvel Unlimited subscription service until May 4th, providing a source of much-needed entertainment for the legio...
10:00 am - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Zoom is showing how to respond to criticism the right way
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Sometimes it takes years of criticism to get a company to do the right thing. Every once in a while, it can happen overnight. Wednesday night was...
09:26 am - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Instacart to provide face masks for workers as part of COVID-19 safety kit
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Grocery delivery company Instacart says it will provide its full-service shoppers with health and safety kits days after some workers walked o...
06:00 am - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Google uses location data to show which places are complying with stay-at-home orders and which arent
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is using location data gathered from smartphones to help public health officials understand how people’s movements have changed in respon...
03:19 am - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Apple Store leaks 4.7-inch iPhone SE name
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Apple’s upcoming 4.7-inch iPhone is likely to be announced imminently and looks set to be called the iPhone SE. A Belkin screen protector is currentl...
12:13 am - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Epic Games reveals new mobile game Spyjinx in collaboration with J.J. Abrams Bad Robot Games
Image: Epic Games Fortnite creator Epic has revealed a new mobile game developed in collaboration with J.J. Abrams’ game development company Bad Robot Games, a spinoff of his productio...
12:01 am - Fri, April 3, 2020
The Verge Automated tool can find 100 Zoom meeting IDs per hour
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge An automated tool developed by security researchers is able to find around 100 Zoom meeting IDs in an hour and information for nearly 2,400 Zoom m...
09:58 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge After coming under fire for its discount program, Grubhub says it will pay restaurants $250 each
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images After it initially made restaurants participating in a discount program foot the bill, Grubhub on Thursday said it would be changing the progr...
09:42 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge SoundCloud now lets artists add a direct donation button to their page
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge SoundCloud has introduced a new donation button artists can add to their profile to help offset the financial repercussions of the COVID-19 pa...
09:38 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Amazon executives privately insulted a warehouse worker, then attacked him on Twitter
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge After firing Chris Smalls, who helped organize a warehouse worker strike at Amazon’s Staten Island, New York facility over novel coronavirus saf...
09:00 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Facebook Messenger desktop app launches for Windows and Mac
Image: Facebook Facebook Messenger finally has its own desktop app, making it easier to message and video chat with friends and family from your computer. The app, which is now available...
08:57 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge How to view your notification history on Android
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you’ve used Android for quite some time, it’s likely you’ve mistakenly swiped away a notification or two for one reason or another. M...
08:56 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge GM is working with Honda to build two new electric vehicles
Steve Fecht for Genreal Motors General Motors and Honda are joining forces to develop two new electric vehicles, the companies announced on Thursday. They’ll have Honda nameplates but ...
08:56 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge HBO is making a ton of TV shows and movies free to non-subscribers
HBO is making a number of its original series and popular movies available for free beginning April 3rd to non-subscribers, including The Wire, Detective Pikachu, and The Sopranos. The mo...
08:39 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Zoom has disabled a feature that was exposing users LinkedIn profiles
As COVID-19 forces schools, offices, and social groups to move their daily operations online, video calling service Zoom has become the new centerpiece of many people’s daily life. But t...
08:26 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Grimes posted the music stems and video files for her single so anyone can remix it
Image: Grimes Grimes recently released a new music video for “You’ll Miss Me When I’m Not Around,” and it came with a surprise: a content dump containing assets from her new albu...
08:25 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Tesla kept global sales and production up despite coronavirus-related shutdowns
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla was able to avoid a huge sink in first quarter sales despite coronavirus-related shutdowns in China and the US, according to new figures tha...
07:55 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Apple accidentally confirms Tile-like AirTags name in deleted support video
Image: Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac We’ve known that Apple has been working on a Tile-like tracking tag system for months, but the biggest confirmation of the upcoming product yet has com...
07:44 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge The Simpsons will be available on Disney Plus in the correct aspect ratio by the end of May
One of the biggest complaints Disney Plus received at launch was The Simpsons not being available to stream in the correct 4:3 ratio. Disney has worked on a solution, and the company is ho...
07:28 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Amazon will feature SXSW films in a virtual film festival on Prime Video
Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images Amazon Prime Video is partnering with South by Southwest to launch what it’s calling a film festival collection, which will include works from filmmak...
07:17 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge The best graphs and data for tracking the coronavirus pandemic
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon and Alex Castro / The Verge Where to find the curve and how to see if it’s flattening Continue reading… ...
06:57 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Google is shutting down its crowdsourced Q&A app Neighbourly in May
Image: Google Google has added another entry to its long list of discontinued products on Thursday with the planned shutdown of Neighbourly, its short-lived crowdsourced Q&A platform...
06:43 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Art Transfer by Google lets you apply famous artists styles to your own photos
A new feature in Google’s Arts & Culture app allows you to turn your boring old photos into works of art — or at least, reasonable approximations — the company announced in a blo...
06:38 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge eBay is waiving seller fees for new businesses to help shuttered retailers move online
eBay is launching a new “Up & Running” program today that aims to help physical retailers move some of their business online if they’ve been shutdown or are struggling due to the...
06:26 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge The Last of Us Part II delayed indefinitely due to novel coronavirus
Image: Naughty Dog Sony announced on Thursday that it has delayed Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II “until further notice” because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The game had been pr...
06:14 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Amazon stops selling N95 and surgical masks to public
Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Amazon has stopped selling N95 respirators, paper surgical masks, face shields, surgical gowns and gloves, and large-volume con...
05:51 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge FDA authorizes first antibody-based test for COVID-19
Photo: Xinhua / Shen Bohan via Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration has issued its first authorization for a COVID-19 test that looks for antibodies in the blood, rather than fo...
05:48 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Zoom quickly fixes malware-like macOS installer with new update
Zoom is facing a variety of privacy and security issues this week, and the company is already responding to some of them rather quickly. Software engineer Felix Seele discovered earlier th...
05:09 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Jeff Bezos space company is pressuring employees to launch a tourist rocket during the pandemic
Photo by Blue Origin / Illustration by Alex Castro Blue Origin wants workers to travel from Washington to rural Texas for the mission Continue reading… ...
05:02 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Cards Against Humanity launches new Family Edition in printable free beta
Image: Cards Against Humanity Cards Against Humanity has announced a new Family Edition of its popular phrase-matching card game, and you can download and print the public beta of the ga...
04:59 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge NASA brings back its iconic worm logo for upcoming Falcon 9 Crew Dragon launch
Photo: Jim Bridenstein / Twitter NASA is officially bringing back its iconic “worm” logo from the 1970s for SpaceX’s upcoming Falcon 9 Crew Dragon launch, NASA administrator Jim Br...
04:45 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge How touse Slack channels
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Slack, the instant messaging app of choice for many companies, has probably become an even bigger part of your life if you’re working from home....
04:12 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Everlane customer experience workers say they were illegally laid off
Photo by Lars Ronbog/Getty Images for Copenhagen Fashion Summit Last week, Everlane’s consumer experience team was gutted by layoffs in the middle of its union drive, a huge blow to th...
04:08 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Spotify now works with Siri on the Apple Watch
Alex Castro / The Verge Apple Watch users can now ask Siri to play music through Spotify. With an update to Spotify’s app today, spotted by 9to5Mac, you can now ask Siri to play music ...
04:04 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Google is using machine learning to improve the quality of Duo calls
Image: Google Google has rolled out a new technology to improve audio quality in Duo calls when the service can’t maintain a steady connection called WaveNetEQ. It’s based on technol...
03:45 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Google to begin lifting coronavirus ad ban
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google will start to lift its ban on coronavirus-related advertising this week after its policy caught fire from Democratic lawmakers who feared i...
03:38 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge New York finally legalizes electric bikes and scooters
Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP via Getty Images New York’s status as a stubborn holdout against electric bikes and scooters appears to finally be over. Included in the state’s tentative...
03:30 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge T-Mobile customers with multiple active lines will get a year of Quibi for free
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Quibi, a mobile streaming service that is set to launch next week, and T-Mobile are partnering to give the telecom’s customers free access to Qu...
03:14 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Amazons new Blink Mini is a small indoor camera that allows for two-way audio
Image: Amazon The latest addition to Amazon’s Blink lineup of home security cams is the Blink Mini, a compact indoor camera that supports two-way audio. It’s available for preorder t...
03:14 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Plastic bags are making a comeback because of COVID-19
Photo by Fiona Goodall / Getty Images With grocery stores being one of the few places still open during COVID-19 lockdowns, disposable plastic bags are making a comeback as some people f...
03:09 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Nikon is offering free online photography classes for all of April
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Nikon has made its entire curriculum of online photography classes free until the end of April. Now through April 30th, all 10 classes available at the N...
02:55 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Go read this: the New England Patriots plane brought 1 million N95 masks from China
The Patriots custom plane, landing in Atlanta in 2019 for Super Bowl LIII. | Photo by Rachel Bowers / The Boston Globe via Getty Images If you had “NFL team plane brings N95 masks from...
02:37 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Several Sonos smart Wi-Fi speakers are cheaper than usual today
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The Sonos Beam soundbar is $50 off at Amazon and includes a free $20 gift certificate that you can use for future purchases. This model is Wi-...
02:12 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge After walkouts, Amazon pledges temperature checks and masks in all warehouses
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon has pledged new health protections for its workers in fulfillment centers in the US and Europe, as first reported by Reuters. Under the new...
02:00 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge The show must go on: heres how Twitch streamers are handling quarantine
Alex Castro Viewership is up, but so is the sense of having a responsibility to the people watching Continue reading… ...
01:35 pm - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Peloton adds an Android TV app for streaming workouts at home
Riding on the uptick of people seeking home workout solutions during the pandemic, Peloton has launched an app for Android TV so you no longer have to stream from a mobile app to a Chromec...
11:21 am - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Google donates free Chromebooks and 100,000 mobile hotspots for rural California students
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google will provide 4,000 Chromebooks and fund the use of 100,000 Wi-Fi hotspots for rural students in California, who are studying from home as a...
11:00 am - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Sprint is dead. Long live Sprint
Sprint Flatiron Logo It’s done. We now have just three major cell phone carriers in the US: Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, which just completed its merger with Sprint. It’s been su...
10:00 am - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge What Zoom doesnt understand about the Zoom backlash
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge [Ed. note: Today’s newsletter and column was written and distributed before Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan published his 1,300-word plan to address the s...
09:24 am - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge The first Harry Potter audiobook voiced by Stephen Fry is now free to stream
Image: Warner Bros Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which was released as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US, is now free to stream on Audible. It’s part of a...
08:29 am - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Zoom announces 90-day feature freeze to fix privacy and security issues
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Zoom’s recent growth has put it in the spotlight over a series of privacy and security issues, and the company is now promising to address them ...
07:01 am - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Razers new Blade 15 has powerful specs and an improved keyboard
The Razer Blade 15 (advanced model) | Razer Razer’s new Blade 15 gaming laptop is a refresh both inside and out, with powerful new specs from Intel and Nvidia, as well as a few small a...
07:01 am - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 is a gaming laptop with two screens
It’s a big day in the mobile-computing world. Intel has unveiled its new H-series chips, Nvidia has announced its RTX Super GPU lineup for mobile devices, and just about every major lapt...
07:01 am - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Gigabytes latest gaming laptop supports Intels most powerful 10th Gen Core i9 processor yet
Image: Gigabyte Gigabyte has introduced three new versions of its Aorus gaming laptops: the Aorus 15G, 17G, and 17X. Each features the newly announced Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake H-series ...
07:01 am - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Nvidias RTX Super GPUs for laptops have arrived heres where youll see them first
The Asus GX701. Some of Asus’s new gaming laptops will include the new RTX chips. | Nvidia Nvidia has announced its new RTX 2080 Super and RTX 2070 Super mobile GPUs. These are the co...
07:01 am - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Intels new 10th Gen chips bring 5.0GHz clock speeds to gaming laptops
Intel is announcing the next wave of its Core processors, and it’s finally bringing out the big guns, with its first 10th Gen Comet Lake H-series processors for laptops. They’re Intel...
07:01 am - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge MSI announces new laptops with Comet Lake H and new Nvidia GPUs
MSI has announced some of the first laptops to include Intel’s new 10th Gen processors from its Comet Lake H series. The company has announced specs and release dates for its GS66 Stealt...
05:37 am - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Japanese flip phone games are coming to the Nintendo Switch
G-Mode, a company that churned out countless Java-based games for Japanese feature phones in the 2000s and beyond, has announced that it will be releasing some of those games on the Ninten...
12:04 am - Thu, April 2, 2020
The Verge Facebook and Fox News hosting virtual town hall on coronavirus pandemic using Portal devices
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Facebook and Fox News will be hosting a virtual town hall tomorrow at 7PM ET about the coronavirus pandemic using Facebook’s Portal video-ca...
11:29 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Apple now lets some video streaming apps bypass the App Store cut
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple on Wednesday confirmed the existence of a program for streaming video providers that allows those platforms to bypass its standard 30 percen...
11:04 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge FTC sues to unwind Altrias $12.8 billion investment in Juul
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Federal Trade Commission is suing to unwind Altria’s $12.8 billion investment in Juul Labs, alleging that the two companies worked together ...
10:48 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Panasonic worker at Teslas NY factory tested positive for COVID-19
Image: Tesla A Panasonic employee at Tesla’s solar panel factory in Buffalo, New York tested positive in March for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to i...
10:07 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Call of Duty games can depict Humvees without a license, says judge
A New York judge has ruled that publisher Activision isn’t infringing trademark by featuring Humvees in its Call of Duty series. The decision, handed down yesterday, is a mark in favor o...
09:43 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Marriott discloses another security breach that may impact over 5 million guests
Photo by Justin Heiman / Getty Images Marriott says a security breach may have exposed the personal information of 5.2 million guests. This marks Marriott’s second data breach in recen...
09:39 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge The best alternatives to Zoom for videoconferencing
Photo by Alain Pitton/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Zoom videoconferencing app has become a highly popular means of keeping in touch for a world increasingly in isolation during the coro...
09:28 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge YouTube reportedly working on TikTok competitor called Shorts
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge YouTube used to be the cool kid on the block, but then TikTok showed up and everything changed. Now, YouTube is looking to compete directly with ...
09:21 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Hey Robot, the genius game that tests your smart speaker, is now free on the web
Photo: Everybody House Games Hey Robot, the immensely clever board game from designer Frank Lantz’s Everybody House Games, now has a free digital version on the web for anyone to play....
09:20 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Spotify and Warner agree to an expanded global licensing deal
Alex Castro / The Verge Today, Spotify and Warner Music Group announced in a short statement that the two entities have renewed their global licensing agreement. This news comes about tw...
08:52 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Apple Card holders can skip April payments without accruing interest
Image: Apple Apple and Goldman Sachs have allowed Apple Card users to defer their March 2020 credit payments due to the financial impact that the coronavirus is having on many people. Ac...
08:35 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge AT&T appoints former Hulu chief as new WarnerMedia CEO ahead of HBO Max launch
HBO Max is key to the future of AT&T’s entertainment empire, which helps explain why former Hulu chief Jason Kilar was just named WarnerMedia’s next CEO. Although Kilar will overs...
08:13 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge NBC will broadcast IndyCars virtual replacement races on TV
Image: IndyCar / iRacing NBC is joining Fox in televising online sim racing in the absence of real-world races during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The network and IndyCar announced on...
07:29 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Instagram pop-up experiences lay off employees as the business tanks
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Color Factory CEO Jeff Lind knew his Instagram pop-up experience had to close when the NBA canceled the remainder of its season. He was watchi...
07:22 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Amazon Prime Video now allows in-app rentals and purchases on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon’s Prime Video iOS and Apple TV apps now let customers make in-app purchases, including renting and buying films and TV shows. The change ...
07:01 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Whats next for Sprint customers now that the T-Mobile merger has gone through?
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge After years of negotiations and legal battles, Sprint and T-Mobile have finally completed their merger into a single carrier. While the shift from...
06:03 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Apples iOS 14 may turn iCloud Keychain into a true 1Password and LastPass competitor
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple’s native iOS password manager may be getting an overhaul later this year with the presumed release of iOS 14 that will make it more compet...
05:46 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Apple updates iWork and iMovie with iPad trackpad support
Image: Apple Apple recently released iPadOS 13.4 with a big new feature: full trackpad support for iPads. And now, it’s started updating its major productivity apps, including Pages, N...
05:25 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge The new version of the Chevy Bolt is delayed due to coronavirus
Photo by Andrew Liptak / The Verge The refreshed version of the Chevy Bolt has become one of the first electric vehicles to be delayed by the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to Aut...
05:15 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Tiger King is a show about how the internet eats us all
Tiger King is one of the strongest contenders for most watchable TV show of the year, and it’s a problem. A documentary miniseries comprising seven quick episodes, each under an hour, yo...
05:14 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Jack Black, one of the best celebrity YouTubers, is headed to TikTok
Jack Black has joined TikTok, and his first video shows him doing a goofy dance he calls the “Quarantine Dance.” The 50-year-old celebrity debuted on the popular video-sharing app on ...
05:14 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Cloudflares WARP VPN is launching in beta for macOS and Windows
Cloudflare’s WARP VPN service began its life last year as a free add-on to the company’s 1.1.1.1 app — which itself is a DNS resolver application that promises faster internet — an...
04:57 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Leaked OnePlus 8 Pro renders reveal new ultramarine blue finish
Image: WinFuture New leaks for the OnePlus 8 Pro reveal that the phone may come in a good-looking deep blue color that might be exclusive to the Pro model of the OnePlus 8, reports WinFu...
04:57 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge SoulCycle cuts staff pay by 25 percent while putting studio crew on indefinite furlough
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images SoulCycle is cutting employee pay by 25 percent in response to studio closures across the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada due to the...
04:55 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Six Dark Sky alternatives for Android weather watchers
Photo by Eduardo Sanz/Europa Press via Getty Images If you’re a weather geek, you must already know that Dark Sky, one of the most popular weather apps around, has been acquired by App...
04:53 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge This tiny AirPods bag lets you carry your headphones like Rihanna
Image: Twelve South Y’all, I can’t even. Just look at this thing: Image: Twelve South It looks like your typical purse, right? Except... Image...
03:55 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Why community managers are a crucial connection between players and developers
Boyfriend Dungeon. The job involves a lot more than just tweeting Continue reading… ...
03:35 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge YTMND is back, a year after shutting down
YTMND has returned. Nearly a year after being brought down by a server failure, YTMND is back online and somewhat modernized, removing the need for Flash to view its archive of looping GIF...
03:26 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Saying I do over Zoom
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon The day — her day — was finally here. As Lisa Kabouridis walked down the aisle with her two sons, accompanied by a 19th century waltz played on bagpi...
03:26 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Best Picture-winning film Parasite is $10 to own in 4K HDR
If you are looking for a great film to watch, Parasite from director Bong Joon-ho is $9.99 to own in 4K HDR through iTunes. This movie swept the 2020 Academy Awards, picking up big awards ...
03:00 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Grief support systems have been wrecked by COVID-19
Undertakers rehearse an online funeral in Vienna, Austria. | Photo by Thomas Kronsteiner / Getty Images Funerals are for the living. They’re an occasion for a community to recognize a ...
02:23 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Exclusive: Detroit Amazon workers plan to walk out over handling of COVID-19
Amazon workers at a fulfillment center near Detroit, Michigan, plan to walk out over the company’s handling of COVID-19. Workers at the facility, called DTW1, say management failed to no...
02:22 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Rings mysterious new Doorbox leaks
Image: Zatz Not Funny Amazon-owned smart home company Ring appears to have a new product on the way called the “Ring Doorbox,” according to an image discovered by Dave Zatz over at Z...
02:18 pm - Wed, April 1, 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...
01:50 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Slack launches call integrations for Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and more
Slack is launching a new app to integrate Microsoft Teams calling features into its chat app today. The Microsoft Teams Calls app comes just days after Slack revealed it was working on the...
01:36 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Everything you need to know about the coronavirus
Photo by VIVEK PRAKASH/AFP via Getty Images Public health experts around the globe are scrambling to understand, track, and contain a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, at the begi...
01:35 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge T-Mobile completes merger with Sprint, John Legere steps down as CEO
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge T-Mobile officially owns Sprint. The merger was formally completed today after clearing a number of legal hurdles over the last year, including a ...
01:00 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge The Moto G Stylus and G Power will release on April 16th
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Motorola announced that presale has begun for the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power, and both phones will be available on Monday, April 16th. These are th...
01:00 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Sonys latest true wireless earbuds have nine-hour battery life and cost $129.99
Image: Sony Sony’s high-end 1000XM3 earbuds offer noise cancellation and some of the best audio quality you’ll find in a truly wireless set, but today, the company is announcing a si...
01:00 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge After recovering, COVID-19 patients struggle to know when to stop isolating
Photo by John Nacion/NurPhoto via Getty Images Reyhan Harmanci is feeling better. After cycling through an illness she thinks was COVID-19, with headache, fever, and nausea, her symptoms...
12:00 pm - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Zoom faces a privacy and security backlash as it surges in popularity
Zoom has exploded in popularity as people turn to video calling software amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The moment of huge growth has seen Zoom rocket to the top of iOS and Android...
11:13 am - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Uber Eats turns to grocery deliveries to fill pandemic-shaped hole in its business
Image: Uber Uber Eats is launching a series of partnerships with supermarkets, convenience stores, and other businesses to offer home deliveries of essential items, Reuters reports. In F...
11:00 am - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Android is losing the Dark Sky weather app, now what?
Dan Seifert / The Verge When Amazon bought Eero just over a year ago, I wrote that the whole thing felt disappointing. It was a small, independent company that made a tech product people...
10:00 am - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Amazons poor treatment of workers is catching up to it during the coronavirus crisis
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge It’s been clear for weeks that Amazon faces an unprecedented challenge in coping with the fallout from COVID-19. With tens of millions of Americ...
09:20 am - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Facebook has a new way for communities to help each other through COVID-19
Image: Facebook Facebook is expanding its Community Help feature to let neighbors request and offer assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has announced. The feature first ...
08:23 am - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge Samsung offers 50-percent buy-back guarantee on the Galaxy S20
Photo by Brennan King / The Verge Samsung phones are notorious for dropping in price quickly — the S20, for example, went on sale for $200 below its MSRP within weeks of its first rele...
12:09 am - Wed, April 1, 2020
The Verge This app lets musicians remotely jam out on loops in real time
Image: Endlesss Collaborative music-making app Endlesss is now available for iOS. The app’s been in beta for quite a long time, so newcomers will find that there’s already a communit...
10:13 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge You can play Candy Crush with free, unlimited lives this week
Mobile developer King is adding free, unlimited lives to Candy Crush Saga and a swath of other games this week, removing the timers that make players wait or pay if they fail too many leve...
10:11 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Zoom is leaking some user information because of an issue with how the app groups contacts
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Zoom is apparently leaking some email addresses, user photos, and allowing some users to initiate a video call with strangers because of an issue ...
09:57 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Wyze firmware update lets you turn its security cameras into webcams
Image: Wyze Smart home gadget maker Wyze has released a firmware update and set of instructions for turning its low-cost security camera into a working webcam at a time when proper webca...
09:00 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Tesla created a public health risk by keeping car factory open, local official said
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Tesla announced on March 19th that it would temporarily shut down its electric car factory in California, after back-and-forth with local officials abo...
08:28 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge We need to start modeling alternative futures
The Future Today Institute We’re continuing our Vergecast interview series remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic and this week, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel sits down via Skype wi...
08:25 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Movie advertising is now just making Zoom backgrounds
Movie posters and billboards are useless right now, so marketing teams all seem to have landed on the same solution: Zoom backgrounds. Yesterday, Pixar tweeted out backgrounds for Toy Stor...
07:47 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge A new Humble Bundle offers tons of great games to raise money to fight COVID-19
Team Cherry If you’ve been wanting to support organizations that are helping to supply those fighting on the front lines against the novel coronavirus, the latest Humble Bundle is a go...
07:46 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge How to talk with kids about screentime and COVID-19
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge With schools closed and governments issuing orders for people to stay at home, a lot of kids have no choice but to turn to their screens for schoo...
07:38 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been remastered and is out today
Image: Activision After years of speculation, a remastered version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s single-player campaign is finally here, bringing an enhanced version of one of th...
07:32 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Uber pledges 10 million free rides and deliveries for workers affected by COVID-19
Photo by Horacio Villalobos#Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images Uber is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pledging 10 million free rides and food deliveries for health care wo...
06:51 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge How to get started with Zoom
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge While many companies are already using the videoconferencing app Zoom for business meetings, interviews, and other purposes, individuals who are f...
06:23 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge NBA.FM will try to simulate the 2020 season as if everything is fine
Like every other sports league, the NBA is paused right now. However, the fact that there aren’t any actual games airing hasn’t stopped some people from wondering how the rest of the s...
06:12 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Zoom isnt actually end-to-end encrypted
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Zoom states on its website and in its security white paper that it supports end-to-end encryption for its meetings. But new research from The ...
05:49 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Apple acquires popular weather app Dark Sky and will shut down the Android version
Image: Dark Sky Apple has acquired popular weather app Dark Sky and will be shutting down the Dark Sky Android and Wear OS apps in July, Dark Sky announced in a blog post today. “Our ...
05:46 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge QuakeCon canceled for the first time in 25-year-history over coronavirus
Photo: ZeniMax Media QuakeCon, the annual fan convention and tournament dedicated to the legendary first-person shooter game, has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. T...
05:11 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge The National Emergency Library is offering free ebooks but is it lending or piracy?
Last week, the Internet Archive launched a “National Emergency Library” offering access to 1.4 million free books during the coronavirus pandemic. The library aims to serve people who ...
05:00 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge FCC requires anti-robocall tech be used by June 2021
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Phone providers will be required to implement call verification technology by the end of June 2021 under rules approved today by the Federal Communicatio...
04:42 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Samsungs AKG quietly launches noise-cancelling Galaxy Buds Plus rival
Image: Samsung AKG, one of Samsung’s many audio brands, has quietly announced its first pair of true wireless earbuds, the AKG N400, via a product page posted on Samsung’s South Kore...
04:21 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Todays the last day to apply to be a NASA astronaut if you really want to escape the planet for a while
Today is the last day you can submit your application to become a NASA astronaut, in case you have an overwhelming urge to fling yourself off the planet for a while. The deadline to get yo...
03:28 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Trump rolls back Obama fuel economy rule, increasing emissions during a climate crisis
Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Donald Trump has finally gotten one of the longstanding wishes of his presidency: the weakening of an Obama-era fuel economy standard that made new c...
03:24 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge April fools day is canceled, you monsters
Photo by Brooke Palmer / Warner Bros. Entertainment For nearly two decades, brands around the world have gathered each year to celebrate two occasions: the anniversary of the September 1...
03:21 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Campus is closed, so college students are rebuilding their schools in Minecraft
Photo by Pearse Anderson. Being stuck at home has forced everyone to be creative Continue reading… ...
03:20 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Microsofts new scrolling News Bar app brings your PC back to the 90s
Rafael Rivera (Twitter) Microsoft has created a scrolling news bar app for Windows 10. It sits above the Windows taskbar and provides scrolling 24/7 news from more than 4,500 publication...
03:14 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Grubhubs $10 off promo forces restaurants to front the discount costs
Photo Illustration by Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Grubhub announced last week that, between the hours of 5 to 9 PM, customers could order takeout or delivery ...
03:09 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge The Outer Worlds is now coming to Nintendo Switch in June
The Outer Worlds’ Switch port will launch on June 5th, bringing the popular space RPG to Nintendo’s hybrid console. The Outer Worlds’ physical release will include a day one patch th...
03:00 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Popular livestreaming software Streamlabs OBS is launching on Mac today
Streaming is bigger than ever now that staying inside is a requirement; you’ve probably noticed friends start posting links to their newly created Twitch and YouTube channels, and maybe ...
02:57 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Tim Cook personally lobbied US tariff chief as China tariffs loomed
Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images As the tech industry braced for another round of China tariffs last summer, Tim Cook was making the case directly to the agenc...
02:53 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge How to send private messages and make calls in Slack
Illustration by Alex Castro / Th Slack is a popular workplace instant-messaging tool. But that doesn’t mean it only has to be for work. You can use Slack for whatever you’d like — ...
02:39 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Master & Dynamic truly wireless headphones and Peak Design backpacks are discounted today
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Some days yield more deals than others, and today is one of those days. Starting things off are the Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus truly wirel...
01:45 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Self-isolation has stressed networks, and no one knows if the FCC can step in
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images As the social distancing efforts push everything from school to socializing into video chat, networks have seen huge surges in traffic — and new ...
01:25 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Genetic analysis of the coronavirus gives scientists clues about how its spreading
Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images As the coronavirus spreads around the globe, it has mutated in tiny, subtle ways. Those mutations aren’t cause for concern, and so far, don’t appear...
01:06 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Architects and engineers are 3D printing medical gear during pandemic
Part of a 3D printed face shield sits on a 3D Printer | Jenny Sabin, Jenny Sabin Studio “We’re doing everything we can, and every single visor counts” Continue reading&h...
01:00 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Roku OS 9.3 adds faster performance, Spanish voice support, and more
Image: Roku Roku is today announcing the latest software update that’s coming soon to Roku streaming devices and Roku TVs. Roku OS 9.3 will expand the company’s voice command system ...
01:00 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Grammarly now integrates directly with Microsoft Words Mac app
Image: Grammarly Grammarly, a service designed to give you advice on improving your writing, is getting an add-in for Microsoft Word’s Mac app, as well as for Microsoft Word online. Pr...
01:00 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge The Fitbit Charge 4 is a much more powerful fitness tracker disguised in its old body
The first Fitbit after Google announced it intends to buy the company last fall looks... well, like every other Fitbit that came before it. And it’s apparently intentional, as the compan...
12:59 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Google ends sales of the Pixel 3
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Google has officially stopped selling its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, as spotted by Android Police. The product page for the phones now simply ...
12:43 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Skype struggles have created a Zoom moment
Skype is missing out to Zoom and others during the coronavirus pandemic Continue reading… ...
12:30 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge How to make your own yeast for baking
Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post As more people bake their blues away while stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, yeast is reportedly becoming harder to find on grocery sto...
12:00 pm - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Spotify is bringing its kids app to the US, Canada, and France
Spotify Spotify’s expanding the rollout of its kids app, just as more kids are at home with nothing to do. The company announced that it’s bringing Spotify Kids to the US, Canada, an...
11:04 am - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Samsung Display is getting out of the LCD business
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Samsung Display will stop producing LCD panels by the end of the year. The display maker currently runs two LCD production lines in South Korea and two i...
11:00 am - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Intel has its laptop work cut out this year
Photo by Avery White / The Verge Even if you would never see yourself buying a gaming laptop, you should take the time to read Monica Chin’s review of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14. There ...
10:01 am - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Muto review: a near-perfect electric city bike
A near-perfect city bike with innovative ‘Click & Roll’ accessory system Continue reading… ...
10:00 am - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge The US government should disclose how its using location data to fight the coronavirus
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Last week, we talked about the case for the government using location data gleaned from our smartphones to manage the response to the COVID-19 pan...
08:05 am - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Huawei says US trade ban is a big difficulty to selling phones
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Huawei’s revenue grew by 19.1 percent last year to around $121 billion, but the company says those numbers would be far higher if the United Sta...
02:23 am - Tue, March 31, 2020
The Verge Sony delays almost its entire movie lineup into next year
Sony is the latest movie studio to announce major changes to its release slate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as reported by Variety. Tentpole movies like Uncharted, Ghostbusters: Afterlife...