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11:58 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge You may finally be able to watch Netflix in 4K on a Mac with Big Sur
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Watching 4K Netflix video on a Mac seems like it’s about to get much easier, as the forthcoming macOS Big Sur includes a Safari update that repo...
11:22 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Google Photos will no longer backup social media folders by default
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google Photos will no longer backup images and videos saved from folders created and managed by social media apps by default (via Android Police). Previ...
10:30 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Amazon is bringing virtual viewing parties to Prime subscribers with Watch Party
Amazon is giving its Prime members the ability to watch TV shows and movies on Prime Video with friends using its new Watch Party feature. The feature is slowly rolling out, according to ...
09:27 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Lululemon is buying exercise hardware startup Mirror for half a billion dollars
Mirror Lululemon, the company behind trendy fitness apparel, is getting into the hardware business with Mirror. The fitness lifestyle company announced on Monday it would spend $500 mil...
09:14 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Boeing and FAA start first test flights of 737 Max since deadly crashes
Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began a series of test flights on Monday to determine whether the 737 Max should be allowed ba...
07:58 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Blood donors will help researchers figure out how long novel coronavirus antibodies last
A blood drive in Chicago at the Field Museum of Natural History. | Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images The American Red Cross is testing all donated blood for novel coronavirus antibodies ...
07:48 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Microsofts second next-gen Xbox reportedly set for August reveal
‘Xbox Series S’ concept. | jiveduder on Reddit A leaked Microsoft document recently hinted at the company’s second next-gen Xbox, and now rumors suggest it will be fully revealed i...
07:43 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Dark Sky alternatives for Android weather watchers
Photo by Eduardo Sanz / Europa Press via Getty Images If you’re a weather geek, you probably already know that Dark Sky, one of the most popular weather apps around, has been acquired ...
07:07 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge YouTube bans Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Richard Spencer, and more for hate speech
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube has banned several prominent white supremacist channels, including those belonging to Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer. O...
06:50 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Apple News just lost The New York Times
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge The New York Times has announced that, as of today, it will no longer be distributing articles in the Apple News app, making it one of the largest publ...
06:50 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge The 2021 Geneva Motor Show has been canceled
The 2021 Geneva Motor Show has been canceled because of the “financial consequences” of this year’s event getting the axe, but also because of concerns about the pace of the COVID-19...
06:34 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Call of Duty: Warzone will soon offer 200-person matches
Image: Activision Popular battle royale shooter Call of Duty: Warzone is upping its already large 150-person lobbies to let 200 people compete in Quad mode contests, publisher Activision...
05:54 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge India has banned TikTok, WeChat, and other China-based apps
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has banned TikTok, WeChat, and several dozen other China-based apps it views as “en...
05:21 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Twitch temporarily bans President Trump
Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images Twitch has temporarily banned President Donald Trump, in the latest surprise and high-profile suspension from the streaming service. Trump’s accoun...
05:00 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Reddit bans r/The_Donald and r/ChapoTrapHouse as part of a major expansion of its rules
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Reddit will ban r/The_Donald, r/ChapoTrapHouse, and about 2,000 other communities today after updating its content policy to more explicitly ban h...
04:30 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Super Nintendo World Japans opening indefinitely delayed
Image: Universal Studios Japan Universal Studios Japan is delaying the opening of Super Nintendo World, the new Mario-themed expansion of its Osaka amusement park, NHK reports. Universal...
04:00 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Sony WF-SP800N review: noise cancellation for your workouts
With longer continuous battery life than the 1000XM3s — and proper sweat resistance Continue reading… ...
03:53 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Disneys deepfakes are getting closer to a big-screen debut
How close are deepfakes to being used in big-budget films and TV shows? Pretty damn close, if a new demo from Disney is anything to go by. In a video and paper being presented at a compute...
03:27 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Go read about how Americans who depend on libraries for internet are coping with the pandemic
Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images COVID-19 has caused libraries around the US to stay closed since mid-March. Less than two-thirds of Americans in rural areas have broadband internet co...
02:51 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Mercedes-Benz reportedly pulls the plug on its subscription service after poor sales
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Mercedes-Benz is suspending its two-year-old subscription service after mediocre sales, Automotive News reports. Mercedes-Benz USA head of sa...
02:22 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is now available with a hidden LED display on its lid
GIF by Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 can now be configured with a LED dot-matrix display hidden in its lid, with a new model costing $1,999.99, Asus announced to...
02:15 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Amazons new Fire HD 8 tablets are more affordable than ever, starting at $60
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Amazon’s Fire HD 8 tablets are $30 off today at Amazon and Best Buy. The base model with 32GB of storage costs $60 (usually $90). If you want the opti...
02:15 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Amazons new Fire HD 8 tablets are $30 off of their usual price
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Amazon’s Fire HD 8 tablets are $30 off today at Amazon and Best Buy. The base model with 32GB of storage costs $60 (usually $90). If you want the opti...
01:10 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge The human cost of Trumps guest worker ban
Four workers describe the stress and chaos of the new H-1B proclamation Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Level Lock review: smarts you cant see
Surprise! There’s a smart lock in there Continue reading… ...
11:20 am - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Go read this story about how Telegram evaded its Russian ban
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Earlier this month, the Russian authorities lifted their ban on the Telegram messaging app, citing the company’s willingness to help with its co...
11:04 am - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge Microsofts new Windows File Recovery tool lets you retrieve deleted documents
Microsoft is releasing its own Windows File Recovery tool, designed to retrieve files you’ve mistakenly deleted. Windows File Recovery is a command line app that will recover a variety o...
10:24 am - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge GitHub went down for two hours, affecting thousands of software developers
GitHub went down for thousands of software developers this morning. The Microsoft-owned service, which provides version control via Git and hosting for software development, experienced is...
09:51 am - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge American Airlines will resume booking flights to capacity, as COVID-19 cases soar
American Airlines will soon remove the booking limits it placed on flights back in April. | Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images American Airlines will resume booking its flights to capa...
03:29 am - Mon, June 29, 2020
The Verge 2020 iPhones wont come with a power adapter or earbuds, says Kuo
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge This year’s new iPhones might not have as much in the box as you’re used to. According to well-connected analyst Ming-chi Kuo, Apple is pl...
09:28 pm - Sun, June 28, 2020
The Verge Amazon warehouse workers in Germany will strike Monday because of coronavirus infections
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon workers at six sites across Germany plan to strike Monday because dozens of staff members at its logistics centers have been infected with ...
06:26 pm - Sun, June 28, 2020
The Verge Facebook is introducing a dark mode for mobile
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge After launching a dark mode for its desktop interface, Facebook confirms it is testing a dark mode for its mobile apps as well. As first noted b...
05:16 pm - Sun, June 28, 2020
The Verge Starbucks is the latest big company to halt advertising on social media
Photo by Yuriko Nakao/Getty Images Starbucks will join the growing list of corporate entities pausing advertising on social media platforms, the company said in a blog post Sunday. The c...
04:07 pm - Sun, June 28, 2020
The Verge Streaming this week: Hamilton on Disney Plus, Ill Be Gone in The Dark, on HBO, and Warrior Nun on Netflix
WireImage As I put together this latest list of what’s new on streaming this week, I realized a theme running through the selections: bad-ass women. There’s a documentary about crime...
02:07 pm - Sun, June 28, 2020
The Verge Facebook may finally be introducing a dark mode for mobile
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge After launching a dark mode for its desktop interface, Facebook reportedly is testing a dark mode for its mobile apps as well. It’s only avail...
12:45 pm - Sun, June 28, 2020
The Verge Twitter promises to fine-tune its 5G coronavirus labeling after unrelated tweets were flagged
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter says it’s working on improving how it labels tweets with problematic 5G or coronavirus content, after users reported their tweets were b...
04:11 am - Sun, June 28, 2020
The Verge Dr Disrespect breaks silence, but Twitch still refuses to say whats going on
Photo by Bobby Quillard What you’ve probably heard: three months after signing an exclusive two-year contract with Twitch for a “life-changing” amount of money, Twitch has nonethel...
10:06 pm - Sat, June 27, 2020
The Verge It Is What It Is: A fake app hyped on Twitter turned into a fundraiser for racial justice causes
An inside joke about a TikTok meme among a group of friends on Twitter grew into a minor social media mystery before morphing into a fundraiser for anti-racism causes. Yes, that might be t...
07:45 pm - Sat, June 27, 2020
The Verge Coca-Cola joins Facebook boycott with a pause on all social media advertising starting July 1st
Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images The Coca-Cola Company is pausing all digital advertising on social media platforms globally for at least 30 days starting July 1st, the soda giant announ...
07:07 pm - Sat, June 27, 2020
The Verge Twitter promises to fine-tune its 5G coronavirus labeling after unrelated tweets were flagged
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter says it’s working on improving how it labels tweets with problematic 5G or coronavirus content, after users reported their tweets were b...
04:51 pm - Sat, June 27, 2020
The Verge Google to add background blur, captioning, and low-light mode to Meet video calls
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google Meet is working on several new features that will match its competitors, including allowing users to add images or a blur effect to backgro...
03:33 pm - Sat, June 27, 2020
The Verge Go read this ProPublica story about a scheme to relabel non-medical masks for emergency workers
Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images As the coronavirus spread across the US this spring, authorities warned people not to purchase N95 respirator masks, lest they contribute to a shortage o...
02:00 pm - Sat, June 27, 2020
The Verge 11 new trailers to watch this week
Image: Apple TV Plus I’ve been making my way through Studio Ghibli films now that they’re up on HBO Max, and last week I got around to watching Kiki’s Delivery Service for the firs...
12:00 pm - Sat, June 27, 2020
The Verge GameStop is discounting video games and accessories for one day only
GameStop is hosting several deals on video games and gaming accessories like controllers and headsets that last until the end of the day. The discounts apply both in stores around the US t...
11:43 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Coca-Cola joins Facebook boycott with a pause on all social media advertising starting July 1st
Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images The Coca-Cola Company is pausing all digital advertising on social media platforms globally for at least 30 days starting July 1st, the soda giant announ...
11:15 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Popular RPG Disco Elysium may be adapted into a TV show
Image: ZA/UM There’s a TV series based on the 2019 indie game Disco Elysium possibly coming, Variety reports. Disco Elysium launched in October 2019 exclusively on PC, set in the same ...
11:09 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Disney delays Mulan again as movie studios continue game of wait-and-see amid pandemic
Disney has delayed Mulan for the second time this year, moving the film from July 24th to August 21st. The move follows Warner Bros.’ decision to delay Christopher Nolan’s Tenet for a ...
10:51 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Ubisoft places multiple employees on leave following allegations of misconduct
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Multiple employees at Ubisoft, including two executives, have been placed on administrative leave as the company conducts a corporate investigatio...
09:26 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Dr Disrespect is gone and Twitch wont say why
Photo Illustration by Alex Castro | Photography by Bobby Quillard Dr Disrespect disappeared from Twitch this afternoon, with his account vanishing from the site, leading to rumors that h...
08:16 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Are TikTok activists actually shutting down Trumps online merch stores? An investigation
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images Some critics of President Donald Trump have spent the last few days trying to lock up Trump-branded merchandise by leaving thousands of products from hi...
08:14 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge The Trump administration wants social media platforms to police protesters
Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Trump administration has sent letters to social media companies requesting they take action on posts calling for people to take down statues, commi...
07:42 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Facebook will ban ads that present races or religions as threats
Photo by Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Facebook is placing new restrictions on hateful content in ads, explicitly banning ads that encourage racial divisions. Specifi...
06:32 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge The new COVID-19 surge may be harder to contain
Doctors in the COVID-19 unit at a Houston hospital. | Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Strategies to stop transmission may be harder to implement now than they were i...
05:28 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Unilever will pull ads from Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the rest of the year
Photo Illustration by Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Consumer goods giant Unilever said Friday that it would halt all ad spending on Facebook, Instagram, and...
05:20 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge California makes zero-emission trucks and vans mandatory by 2045
Photo by David McNew/Getty Images California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) has passed a new rule that says all commercial trucks and vans sold in the state in 2045 must be zero-emission...
04:46 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge TikTok now has Princes entire song catalog
Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns TikTok has signed a deal with Prince’s estate to bring the late artist’s “full catalog” to its app, starting today. Price was long protective of his ...
03:02 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge TikTok says it will stop accessing clipboard content on iOS devices
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok says it will stop accessing users’ clipboard content on iOS devices, after a new privacy transparency feature in iOS 14 revealed the vide...
02:58 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge TCLs 10 Pro Android phone is $70 off at Amazon
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge TCL’s 10 Pro phone is nearly $70 off at Amazon for the first time since it released recently in May 2020. You can pick one up for $382 (normally $450...
02:55 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Googles Phone app could soon tell you why a business is calling you
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google’s Phone app appears to be getting a new Verified Calls feature that will show you a business’ name, logo, and the reason it’s calling y...
02:27 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Warner Bros. delays Tenet to August 12th as COVID-19 cases spike in the United States
Melinda Sue Gordon Warner Bros. has announced that it’ll be delaying the release of Tenet — the studio’s mysterious time-manipulating summer blockbuster from director Christopher N...
02:25 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge What WWDCs announcements mean for the future of the Mac
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Vergecast’s annual WWDC episode is here. Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference started on Monday, and The Verge’s Nilay Patel and Diet...
02:12 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Pokmon Sword and Shields new island is a better version of the Wild Area
For the past week, I’ve spent most of my evenings wandering around a picturesque, nearly deserted island in search of Jigglypuff. It’s been a nice change of pace. “Isle of Armor,” ...
01:21 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Microsoft to permanently close all of its retail stores
Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Microsoft is giving up on physical retail. Today the company announced plans to permanently close all Microsoft Store ...
01:15 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Rosetta 2 is Apples key to making the ARM transition less painful
Apple CEO Tim Cook in front of a silicon wafer platter | Screenshot: Sean Hollister / The Verge Earlier this week, on what Tim Cook called a “historic day,” Apple announced that it...
01:05 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge In Doom Patrol, you can save the world no matter how broken you are
Photo Credit: Bob Mahoney / 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Most TV shows aren’t weird enough. Weird things happen on them — everyone’s seen Twin Peaks and loves an homage ...
12:10 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Facebook to warn users before they share old news articles
Image: Facebook Facebook is rolling out a new feature globally that will warn users if they’re about to share an article that’s over 90 days old. The feature, which was announced in ...
12:09 pm - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge LG Velvet review: sleek, not smooth
LG steps away from the specs arms race — but is it one step too far? Continue reading… ...
11:20 am - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Astell & Kerns $1,799 music player lets you switch between DACs
Image: Astell & Kern Astell & Kern says its latest audio player is the first in the world to come with DACs from two separate manufacturers, letting you switch between them to cu...
10:00 am - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge The Senate is taking another run at ending encryption
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge To close out the week, let’s talk about some of the recent efforts in the United States to settle longstanding questions about moderation and en...
09:28 am - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Leaked Microsoft document hints at second next-gen Xbox
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft has been planning a second, cheaper and less power next-gen Xbox console. Codenamed Lockhart, it’s designed to take most of the key ne...
08:55 am - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Amazon reportedly acquires self-driving car startup Zoox
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is acquiring self-driving car startup Zoox in a deal estimated to be worth over $1 billion, The Information and The Financial Times are rep...
08:55 am - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Amazon is acquiring self-driving car startup Zoox
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is acquiring self-driving car startup Zoox in a deal estimated to be worth over $1 billion. The deal will give Amazon control of the nearly...
12:07 am - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Sounds like Googles Pixel 4A is nearly ready and wont have radar
Image: @OnLeaks / 91Mobiles “Where is Google’s Pixel 4A?” That’s the question we asked two weeks ago, bringing you up to speed on how Google had seemingly missed the typical wind...
12:00 am - Fri, June 26, 2020
The Verge Fords new F-150 revealed with hands-free driving and hybrid options
Images: Ford Ford has revealed the 2021 model of the F-150, and many buyers will find the newest version of the automaker’s super popular pickup truck stuffed with technology. The new ...
11:30 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Go read this investigation from The Guardian on Facebooks failure to contain QAnon
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook has a fringe conspiracy theory problem, and it’s getting worse by the day. According to a new investigation from The Guardian, the far-...
10:08 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Verizon is the biggest advertiser to join the Facebook ad boycott so far
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Verizon is the latest, and far and away largest, company to join an ongoing advertising boycott of Facebook and Instagram, the cell carrier announ...
09:20 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge How do you deal with people who refuse to wear a mask?
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge You’d think that months of reading about overflowing hospitals and mounting death statistics would scare almost anyone into following the curren...
09:10 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Amazon is renaming the Seattle NHL stadium Climate Pledge Arena
Amazon Seattle’s NHL team doesn’t have a name yet, but its arena does, after Amazon secured the naming rights to the former Key Arena. But if you guessed the new name would be Amazon...
08:51 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Apple reclosing almost all remaining Florida retail stores over COVID-19 spikes
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is reclosing 14 more of its retail locations in Florida due to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. Of the 18 Apple Store locations in Florida, o...
08:00 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Riot is selling new League of Legends skins to raise money for COVID-19 relief
Some of League of Legends’ most popular characters are getting a medical-themed makeover. Today, developer Riot revealed a new line of cosmetics for the strategy game, sales of which wil...
08:00 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Riot is selling League of Legends skins to raise money for COVID-19 relief
Some of League of Legends’ most popular characters are getting a medical-themed makeover. Today, developer Riot revealed a new initiative featuring a line of cosmetics for the strategy g...
07:32 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Cadillac will unveil its electric SUV Lyriq on August 6th
Cadillac will reveal its first electric vehicle, the Lyriq SUV, during a virtual event on August 6th. The vehicle’s original April 2nd debut was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic....
07:19 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Saudi Arabia owns more than half of Lucid Motors
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge California EV startup Lucid Motors gave up majority ownership to Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund in exchange for the $1.3 billion investment it ...
07:10 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge New data zooms in on air pollution mapped by Google Street View cars
Google Street View car with an Aclima air pollution sensor. | Photo: Aclima Google and Aclima, a company that maps hyperlocal air pollution, announced today that researchers can now acce...
07:09 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge The Skydio 2 self-flying drone is back on sale, with a fix weve been waiting for
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The $999 Skydio 2 self-flying drone is one of the most incredible gadgets I’ve ever touched, but it’s got its fair share of limitations. Two of them...
07:00 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Twitch reckons with sexual assault as it begins permanently suspending streamers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Dozens of people shared stories of sexual harassment and assault Continue reading… ...
06:55 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Congress investigating how data broker sells smartphone tracking info to law enforcement
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The US House Committee on Oversight and Reform has opened an investigation into how data broker Venntel collects and sells data from Americans’ ...
06:40 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Volvo will use Waymos self-driving technology to power a fleet of electric robotaxis
Waymo is the “exclusive global L4 partner” for Volvo Car Group, the two companies announced Thursday. That means that Volvo will integrate Waymo’s autonomous driving technology, wid...
06:33 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge T-Mobile tries to ease up Californias requirements for allowing the Sprint merger to go through
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge T-Mobile has filed a petition asking California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to par back some of the conditions that CPUC insisted on wh...
06:16 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Disney is eliminating Disney Channel in the UK, moving titles to Disney Plus
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior will cease to exist in the UK come October 1st, as Disney moves those channels’ titles exclusiv...
06:07 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Lordstown Motors unveils the Endurance electric truck, and not much else
Ohio EV startup Lordstown Motors revealed its first electric pickup truck, the Endurance, for the first time today at an event that featured Vice President Mike Pence. The truck, which is...
06:04 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Feds would be banned from using facial recognition under new bill
Illustration by Alex Castro / Th On Thursday, Democrats introduced a new bill that would ban federal law enforcement from using facial recognition technology and make it more difficult f...
05:47 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Steams 2020 summer sale discounts Resident Evil 3, Doom Eternal, and more
Valve has kicked off its 2020 summer sale on Steam, knocking prices down for a huge number of PC games until July 9th at 1PM ET / 10AM PT. To name a few especially great discounts, Residen...
05:30 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge You can now make group calls in Google Meet or Duo from a smart display
A group Google Duo call on a Nest Hub Max smart display | Photo: Google Google is expanding the ways you can make video calls on smart displays powered by Google Assistant with new suppo...
04:48 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Watch two new gameplay trailers for Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt Red has debuted two new gameplay trailers for the highly anticipated (and recently delayed again) Cyberpunk 2077. One trailer, “The Gig” shows off some of the game’s prolo...
04:46 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge The studio behind Kill la Kill and Promare is making a Cyberpunk 2077 anime for Netflix
Image: CD Projekt Red Studio Trigger, the anime production company made up of former members of the legendary studio Gainax, is producing a Cyberpunk 2077 anime for Netflix set to premie...
04:46 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Roscosmos says it will send two tourists to the space station in 2023 and one of them will spacewalk
After taking a decade-long break from space tourism, Russia’s state space corporation Roscosmos plans to send two paying tourists to the International Space Station in 2023 on a short fl...
04:43 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge PUBG Mobile is getting a tiny map designed for playing on the go
Photo by Yu Chun Christopher Wong/S3studio/Getty Images PUBG Mobile has managed to become one of the most popular — and lucrative — games in the world by adapting the battle royale g...
04:32 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Arthur Conan Doyles estate sues Netflix for giving Sherlock Holmes too many feelings
Netflix The estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has sued Netflix over its upcoming film Enola Holmes, arguing that the movie’s depiction of public domain character Sherlock Holmes having ...
04:30 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Cyberpunk 2077 hands-on: Night City overflows with choices
Image: CD Projekt Red The first few hours of Night City ask you to make a lot of important decisions Continue reading… ...
03:59 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Mac Pro saddlebag brings some Old West flair to your $6,000 computer
Image: WaterField Designs If you want to add a Wild West aesthetic to the extremely pricey yet powerful Mac Pro, there’s now a leather saddle you can buy for $399 to give it that cowbo...
03:17 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge The $100 off deal on Apples MacBook Air with the improved keyboard is almost over
Photo by Nilay Patel / The Verge The deals are a little slower today than we’ve seen so far this week, but there are still a few that we want to tell you about. In case you missed out,...
03:02 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Satellites documented COVID-19s impact from space
Earth-observing satellites monitor a variety of physical parameters on Earth’s surface and atmosphere globally and periodically. | Image: JAXA / NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center NA...
03:00 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Google Photos gets a map view as part of a big new redesign
Google Photos’ new search interface. | Image: Google After five years as the dominant solution for photo storage across platforms, Google Photos is getting a big new redesign. The refr...
02:51 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Pokmon Unite could open competitive gaming to a whole new audience
In some ways, yesterday’s announcement of Pokémon Unite felt a few years too late. There was once a period of time when it seemed every major publisher was experimenting with the then-b...
02:36 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Lyft settles with Justice Department over rider accessibility complaints
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Lyft has reached a settlement agreement with the US Department of Justice over allegations that the ride-hailing platform discriminated against pe...
02:23 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Goldman Sachs releases new font youre not allowed to criticize Goldman Sachs with
Yes, that’s Goldman Sans. And yes, that happened. | Image: The Verge Investment bank Goldman Sachs has released its very own typeface: an inoffensive set of sans-serif fonts dubbed Go...
02:19 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge iOS 14 is filled with accessibility improvements
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple’s new operating systems — like iOS 14 and tvOS 14, which are due to be released later this year — include numerous features that s...
02:15 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Hey opens its email service to everyone as Apple approves its app for good
Image: Hey.com Hey — the new email service from Basecamp that’s been the subject of the latest fight over Apple’s App Store policies — has announced that starting today, it’ll ...
02:00 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Astronomers see first light flare from two distant black holes colliding
A whopping 7.5 billion light-years from Earth, two black holes, each about the size of Long Island, rapidly spun around each other several times per second before smashing together in a ca...
01:57 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Gone with the Wind is back on HBO Max with disclaimer that it denies horrors of slavery
Hattie McDaniel (right) portrayed the servant Mammy in Gone With the Wind, a character that embodies insulting stereotypes. | Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images Gone with th...
01:12 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Animal Crossing: New Horizons is adding swimming
The oceans of Animal Crossing: New Horizons are opening up. Today, Nintendo revealed a summer update for the Switch game, which will be launching on July 3rd and adds a very important feat...
01:11 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge How to stop your glasses from fogging up when you wear a mask
Many people are faithfully wearing masks in order to prevent others from being infected with COVID-19. But while mask-wearing is important for public health, it’s also a big adjustment f...
01:00 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge NASA wants to hear your ideas for engineering the best toilet to use on the Moon
When NASA sends astronauts back to the Moon, they’ll need a place to go to the bathroom when they reach the lunar surface. And in order to create the best Moon toilet the Solar System ha...
12:00 pm - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Fire and plague prepared these teens for the world
Through fire and fear, Paradise, California’s teens take control of their lives Continue reading… ...
11:00 am - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Apples AI plan: a thousand small conveniences
Among the new AI features Apple announced at WWDC is hand washing detection for the Apple Watch. | Image: Apple AI has become an integral part of every tech company’s pitch to consume...
10:39 am - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Tesla ranks last on influential JD Power quality survey
The Tesla Model 3 sold well enough for Tesla to be included in this year’s survey. | Photo by James Bareham / The Verge JD Power scored Tesla vehicles the worst among 32 major brands i...
10:36 am - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Apple is getting serious about iPad gaming with better gamepad and keyboard support
Apple is greatly improving its gaming support in iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and tvOS. The biggest additions are support for controller button remapping, haptics, rumble, motion, and even the abili...
10:00 am - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge The Boogaloo movement has successfully hijacked social networks to spread
A member of the far-right militia, Boogaloo Bois, walks next to protestors demonstrating outside Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Metro Division 2 just outside of downtown Charlotte,...
09:44 am - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge Google will start paying some publishers for news articles
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google will pay for news content from select publishers as part of a new licensing program announced today. It says the content will form part of ...
09:21 am - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge NASA names headquarters after Mary Jackson, the agencys first Black female engineer
Jackson’s career at NASA began at the then-segregated West Area Computing Unit. | Image: NASA NASA has announced it will name its headquarters in Washington DC after the agency’s fir...
08:49 am - Thu, June 25, 2020
The Verge LGs self-cleaning wireless earbuds are coming to the West
LG has announced a new pair of wireless earbuds that makes use of the company’s “UVnano” cleaning technology. The company previously debuted the concept last year with its Tone+ Free...
11:34 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Apple announces digital car keys for wirelessly unlocking your car with an iPhone
Image: Apple Apple announced at WWDC this week that you’ll be able to add a digital car key to your iPhone or Apple Watch to wirelessly unlock and start your car. The feature is part o...
10:54 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Two months after last peak, US hits grim new record in COVID-19 cases
Customers shop at a mall in Glendale, Arizona. | Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images There were 38,672 positive COVID-19 tests reported in the United States today, a new record hig...
10:26 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Go read this powerful OneZero investigation into a digital-focused cult
Maciej Luczniewski/NurPhoto via Getty Images Cults prey on lonely and desperate people looking to belong to something, and as people migrate a bigger portion of their lives online, somet...
10:21 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Tesla faces criticism of ElonMusk in bid to bring Cybertruck factory to Texas
Photos by Sean O’Kane / The Verge As Tesla made its first public pitch to bring its Cybertruck factory to Austin, Texas on Tuesday, the company faced concerns from citizens about its t...
08:58 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Amazon launches Counterfeit Crimes Unit to fight knockoffs on its store
Photo by Michele Doying / The Verge Amazon has announced that it’s launching a new Counterfeit Crimes Unit as the latest effort by the online retailer to fight counterfeit products on ...
08:21 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Apples new ARM-based Macs wont support Windows through Boot Camp
Apple will start switching its Macs to its own ARM-based processors later this year, but you won’t be able to run Windows in Boot Camp mode on them. Microsoft only licenses Windows 10 on...
08:20 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge California seeks to force Uber and Lyft to reclassify drivers as employees within weeks
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images California is seeking to force Uber and Lyft to reclassify their drivers as employees, in a dramatic escalation of the state’s months-long war with the...
08:04 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge FuboTV will get ESPN and other Disney channels starting this summer
FuboTV announced that it signed a multiyear distribution deal with Disney to bring ESPN to its service, filling in the missing link that could make it one of the best over-the-top live TV ...
07:36 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge The PACT Act would force platforms to disclose shadowbans and demonetizations
Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images A new bipartisan Senate bill is taking aim at the liability protections enjoyed by internet platforms like Facebook and YouTube. The Platform Account...
06:52 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge A black man was wrongfully arrested because of facial recognition
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a formal complaint against Detroit police over what it says is the first known example of a wr...
06:50 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Slack promised to kill email, and Slack Connect might just do it
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge When you think of Slack, you probably think of a chat app that’s growing in popularity for businesses large and small. Originally designed by ac...
06:45 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Netflix is straight up flexing at this point
Netflix is set to introduce 59 new original things in July, including several new seasons of popular TV shows, entirely new series, new movies, new documentaries, and even some new anime. ...
06:36 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Here are the best Apple Watch deals right now
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg Thinking about picking up a new Apple Watch? It’s never a bad idea to wait until there’s a good deal, and thankfully, those happen with some regulari...
06:09 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge New York, New Jersey, and Connecticutwill quarantine travelers from states with surging COVID-19 cases
Times Square on June 23, 2020 | Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images People traveling into New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut from states with high rates of positive COVID-19 tests will b...
06:05 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Twitter bans group that leaked trove of police data online
Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images Twitter has banned a group that appeared to leak years of records from 200 police departments. The platform removed the account of Distribut...
06:02 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Safari to support password-less logins via Face ID and Touch ID later this year
Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Safari 14, the version of Apple’s browser that will ship with iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur, will let you use Face ID or Touch ID to log in t...
05:54 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Teslas reportedly shipped early Model S cars with leaky battery packs
Tesla’s earliest Model S electric sedans shipped with a flawed battery back design that was prone to coolant leaks which could lead to fires, according to Business Insider. The report de...
05:47 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge ThePokmonGo grandpas bike evolves to hold 64 smartphones
Image: 林嘉雯 / Facebook Chen San-yuan, the Taiwanese “Pokémon Go grandpa,” has evolved his bike into a new form: a peacock-esque contraption with 64 smartphones mounted on the f...
05:14 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Google to let you use a Fi number and a Voice number on the same account
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google is rolling out the ability to have different Voice and Fi numbers on the same Google account. That could be handy if you want to use one service ...
04:38 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge The best Chromebooks to buy in 2020
The best Chromebooks for every type of user Continue reading… ...
04:30 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge ACLU files first formal complaint over wrongful facial recognition arrest
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a formal complaint against Detroit police over what it says is the first known example of a wr...
04:26 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge How to set up your Mac and iPhone for texts and calls
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you, like me, prefer typing on your laptop’s keyboard rather than the tiny iPhone keypad, or you just don’t want to switch devices to a...
04:00 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Google will now auto-delete location and search history by default for new users
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Wednesday, Google announced broad changes in its default data practices for new users, including a significant expansion in the company’s wil...
03:52 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Tesla under investigationfor Model S touchscreen failures
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation into touchscreen failures on older Tesla Model S vehi...
03:44 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Sonos to lay off 12 percent of employees and close NYC retail store
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Sonos plans to eliminate 12 percent of its global workforce. The company says the la...
02:45 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Get every CD Projekt Red game, plus Cyberpunk 2077, for $88 today
You can catch up on all of the Witcher games on PC, and snag a preorder copy of Cyberpunk 2077 for $88 altogether at GOG.com. This special bundle is called the Ultimate RED collection, as ...
02:37 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Fortnites party royale island will air Christopher Nolan movies on Friday
Full-length movies are coming to Fortnite’s new party royale island. Today, Epic Games announced that it will air three different Christopher Nolan movies in the island’s theater on Ju...
02:28 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Lots of politicians hate Section 230 but they cant agree on why
Photo by Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images The war on ‘Big Tech’ is more complicated than it looks Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge GMs OnStar is making the leap from your car to your smartphone
General Motors’ OnStar is branching out beyond the car. The automaker is launching a new smartphone app called Guardian for customers who want to access OnStar’s remote assistance serv...
01:55 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Nvidia now supports DirectX 12 Ultimate and new Windows 10 GPU scheduling feature
Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge Nvidia is releasing a new driver update today that will support Microsoft’s DirectX 12 Ultimate and the latest GPU scheduling feature of the Windows 10 ...
01:30 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge After OTF takeover, Trump appointee faces pressure from lawmakers and courts
Photo by Erin Schaff for The Verge After an abrupt takeover of the Open Technology Fund (OTF) last week, pressure is mounting against Michael Pack, the newly appointed CEO of the US Agen...
01:12 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Pokmon Unite is a League of Legends-style team-based strategy game
The latest pokémon adventure is a real-time, team-based strategy game called Pokémon Unite. The game is being developed by Tencent’s TiMi Studios, the same studio behind massive free-t...
01:00 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Startup on quest to 3D-print rockets now has a second launch site on the California coast
An artistic rendering of Relativity Space’s Terran 1 rocket launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base. | Image: Relativity Space Rocket startup Relativity Space is expanding its launch ...
12:49 pm - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Why are iOS 14 default apps limited to just browser and email apps?
Apple made a quiet and significant change to iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 this week, allowing users to set default email and browser apps. It’s a move that means iPhone and iPad owners will be a...
11:00 am - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge The Lumix G100 is Panasonics answer to Sonys ZV-1
The Lumix G100 includes a 12-32mm lens and tripod for a special preorder price of $799.99 until August 1st | Panasonic Panasonic has announced the new Lumix G100 mirrorless camera (known...
11:00 am - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge With iOS 14, Apple is finally letting the iPhone home screen get complicated
Dieter Bohn / The Verge Widgets, hideable pages, App Library, and App Clips: a lot of new concepts for one update Continue reading… ...
10:45 am - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge AI experts say research into algorithms that claim to predict criminality must end
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A coalition of AI researchers, data scientists, and sociologists has called on the academic world to stop publishing studies that claim to predict...
10:34 am - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Ford aims to be carbon neutral by 2050
Photo by George Rose/Getty Images Ford pledged today to become carbon neutral by 2050, a goal that would bring the automaker in line with targets set by the landmark Paris climate agreem...
10:00 am - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Basecamps protest of Apples policies is already benefiting other developers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A weird thing about running a tech company is that if you are very successful, at some point you will also be operating a vast quasi-legal system....
09:15 am - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge WhatsApp payments suspended in Brazil by Central Bank
Photo by Thomas Ricker / The Verge Brazil’s Central Bank has suspended Facebook’s WhatsApp payments feature in the country, just over a week after the messaging service announced its...
08:29 am - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Olympus is getting out of the camera business
Olympus has announced plans to get out of the camera business entirely, selling off its imaging division to an investment fund. Japan Industrial Partners, the company that bought the VAIO ...
06:00 am - Wed, June 24, 2020
The Verge Star Wars Episode 1: Racer zooms onto Switch and PS4
Star Wars Episode 1: Racer, the unwieldily titled podracing video game that was maybe the second best thing to come out of the prequel trilogy after “Duel of the Fates,” has been relea...
10:02 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Amazon is reportedly considering adding live TV to its Prime Video service
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon could be planning to bolster its Prime Video service, which is mostly known for its on-demand video offerings, with live TV, according to a...
09:32 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Netflix is making it easier for people to remove titles from their continue watching row
After browsing for a new movie or TV show to watch on Netflix, people may throw something on before deciding 10 minutes in they’re just not that interested. Netflix’s new “remove fro...
09:01 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Apple will extend the lifespan of your AirPods by choosing when they charge
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple is adding a new feature as part of its newly announced iOS 14 that will extend the lifespan of your AirPods. Apple says the operating sy...
07:54 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Twitter restricts Trump threat of serious force against protesters
Photo by Noah Riffe/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Twitter has continued its policy of labeling — but not removing — rule-breaking tweets from President Donald Trump. The company re...
07:45 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Guide to streaming: from Disney Plus and HBO Max to NBA League Pass and Crunchyroll
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The best streaming services for your buck Continue reading… ...
07:45 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge What a machine learning tool that turns Obama white can (and cant) tell us about AI bias
The PULSE algorithm takes pixelated faces and turns them into high-resolution images. | Image: Twitter / @Chicken3gg It’s a startling image that illustrates the deep-rooted biases of A...
07:34 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Bungie releases Destiny 2 items in support of Black Lives Matter
Bungie is providing a novel way for Destiny 2 players to show their support for Black Lives Matter inside the game. Today, the developer started preorders for what it calls a “be heard...
07:26 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge The EU plans to ban US travelers indefinitely after haphazard COVID-19 response
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The European Union plans to ban travel from the US when it reopens its borders on July 1st because of the Trump administration’s poor handling o...
07:15 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge All the new features iOS 14 borrows from Android
iOS 14 is here, and it brings a bunch of big new features to Apple’s operating system — including a few that should look pretty familiar to Android users who have had similar functiona...
07:07 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Mercedes-Benz and Nvidia team up to develop next-generation supercomputers for cars
Mercedes-Benz is teaming up with Nvidia to develop a next-generation computing platform for vehicles that will support everything from over-the-air software updates to automated driving. T...
07:06 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Tim Cook is deeply disappointed by Trump guest worker ban
Apple and Twitter have joined the ranks of tech companies decrying the abrupt halt on a range of guest worker visas proclaimed yesterday by President Trump. The new restrictions would fall...
06:30 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge NASAeyes flying astronauts and personnel to the edge ofspaceon commercial rockets
In a major policy shift for NASA, the space agency is making it possible for its own personnel — including astronauts — to fly on commercial suborbital spacecraft. These rockets are de...
06:13 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Our biggest burning question about Apples ARM silicon
For years, Apple has steadily revealed how the ARM-based chips in its mobile phones were catching up in performance to the beefier silicon you’d find inside a laptop or desktop — in 20...
05:30 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Microsofts new Android antivirus app is now available in preview
Microsoft is launching a preview version of its antivirus software for Android today. The software giant revealed that Windows Defender was making its way to both iOS and Android earlier t...
05:07 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge The Macs iconic startup chime is back in macOS Big Sur
Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge Apple is bringing back the Mac’s iconic startup chime in macOS Big Sur. The company hinted it might return by playing the chime very prominently during...
05:00 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Oculus discontinues its low-end Go headset to focus on Oculus Quest
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Oculus is ending sales of its budget Oculus Go virtual reality headset and opening its Quest headset to a wider range of software. The company...
04:59 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Hamilton is censored on Disney Plus; Lin-Manuel Miranda gives two fucks
WireImage Hamilton uses three instances of “fuck” in its original Broadway incantation, but the movie adaptation heading to Disney Plus next month will drop two uses of the word to a...
04:50 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge How activists should be thinking about cybersecurity
Image: Signal In this week’s edition of our Vergecast interview series, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and policy editor Russell Brandom talk with cybersecurity expert and founder o...
04:49 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Segways iconic (and oft-ridiculed) self-balancing scooter is ending production
Photo by Taylor Hill / Getty Images Segway announced Tuesday that it is ending production of its signature self-balancing scooter, the Segway Personal Transporter (PT). Manufacturing at ...
04:42 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Mixer failed heres why
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Let me count the ways Continue reading… ...
04:21 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Amazon boosts climate commitments and greenhouse gas emissions
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces the co-founding of The Climate Pledge at the National Press Club on September 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. | Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Amazon A...
04:00 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Twitch Primes new channel has reality gaming shows, comedy, and tournaments
Image: Crown Channel If you’re not sure what to watch on Twitch, the team behind Twitch Prime hopes you’ll try tuning in to their new channel. The Crown Channel is meant to look a li...
04:00 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Fandango will make it easy to see new seating arrangements and safety info as theaters reopen
Several movie theater chains are preparing to open their doors to the public over the next few weeks, and Fandango is launching a new feature to make it easier for people to find proper he...
04:00 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Wyzes battery-powered outdoor camera can also monitor your hotel room
Image: Wyze Wyze’s first outdoor camera — the appropriately titled Wyze Cam Outdoor — is a battery-powered, water-resistant, Wi-Fi security camera designed to be used outside. It ...
03:58 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge OnePlus confirms its working on a more affordable smartphone range
Image: OnePlus OnePlus is working on a “more affordable smartphone product line,” CEO Pete Lau confirmed in a forum post today. Although Lau doesn’t specifically name the new range...
03:55 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge A new Trump appointee has put internet freedom projects in crisis mode
Former OTF CEO Libby Liu. | Photo: Flickr / USC Public Diplomacy One of the US government’s strongest forces for internet freedom is in danger, and supporters are calling on the public...
03:42 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Acers new rugged laptop has a water-repelling fan inside it
Acer Enduro N3 rugged laptop. | Photo: Acer Acer has released Enduro, a new line of laptops and tablets designed to be used outdoors. The company claims the products can survive drops, e...
03:20 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Apples new iOS 14 home screen brings Windows Phone Live Tiles back to life
Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Microsoft showed off the future of mobile home screens a decade ago with Windows Phone. The key to the vibrant interface was Live Tiles, animated widgets ...
03:05 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge SanDisk 512GB microSD cards for your Nintendo Switch are more affordable than ever
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you’ve been looking for a high-capacity microSD card to give you a lot of storage space for game downloads on the Nintendo Switch or stor...
03:04 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Dell launches new G7 gaming laptop
The Dell G7 17 is available now. | Image: Dell Dell announced a number of new gaming PCs and peripherals today, including an RGB keyboard, a curved monitor, and even a desktop. But the h...
03:00 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Dells latest duo of fast gaming monitors are Nvidia G-Sync compatible
The company’s new 27-inch curved gaming monitor costs $279.99. | Image: Dell Dell has announced a new 27-inch curved gaming monitor called the S2721HGF, which, at $279.99, is more affo...
02:10 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Two of FXs most anticipated new shows are now Hulu exclusives
Two of FX’s most anticipated shows, Y: The Last Man and American Horror Stories, are forgoing traditional TV airing to become FX on Hulu exclusives. Brian K. Vaughan’s popular comic bo...
02:00 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Mixer was a failure, but it kicked off a talent war for streamers
Jack “CouRage” Dunlop and Tyler “Ninja” Blevins at the Fortnite World Cup in 2019. | Photo by Eric Ananmalay/ESPAT Media/Getty Images Mixer, the soon-to-be-shuttered streaming pl...
01:45 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Acers ConceptD line now includes desktops, monitors, and more laptops
Acer’s new line of ConceptD products. | Image: Acer Acer is expanding its line of creator-targeted ConceptD computers to now include desktop PCs, monitors, and more standard laptop des...
01:45 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Acer launches stylish new Chromebook Spin 713
Acer has announced its newest Chromebook today, the Chromebook Spin 713, which is verified as part of Intel’s Project Athena program. The Chromebook Spin 713 will contain 10th Gen Intel ...
01:45 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Acers new Swift 5 will launch with Intels 11th Gen chips this fall
A man holding a definitely real Swift 5 in a completely normal fashion | Photo: Acer Acer has a new version of its Swift 5 laptop, and it appears to be the first announced laptop powered...
01:45 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Acers transforming Predator Helios 700 is the next to get Intel and Nvidias latest components
Acer’s Predator Helios 700 is now configurable with the latest Intel and Nvidia components. | Image: Acer Acer has refreshed its lineup of Predator Helios and Triton gaming laptops wit...
12:57 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Mixer streamers are sad, angry, and moving to Twitch
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook faces a battle to win over Mixer streamers Continue reading… ...
12:16 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Superhumans email app is overhyped and overpriced
Superhuman is one of the most in-demand startups right now, with the invite-only app considered one of the most exclusive services in the tech industry. That’s impressive, for an email a...
12:00 pm - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Google is on a mission to stop you from reusing passwords
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge “Passwords are one of the worst things on the internet,” Mark Risher, Google’s senior director for account security, identity, and abuse tol...
11:20 am - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge iOS 14 lets you tap the back of your iPhone to launch apps and a whole lot more
You can double or triple tap the back of your phone to activate certain commands. | Image via Federico Viticci / Twitter Yesterday at WWDC, Apple announced iOS 14, the latest version of...
11:00 am - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge The iPadification of the Mac is coming, no touchscreen required
The most famous Apple keynote slide in recent memory is one giant, single word with a period that slammed down with a little puff of dust in 2018: “No.” It was software and engineering...
10:26 am - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge More Americans are being harassed online because of their race, religion, or sexuality
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Online harassment remains one of the internet’s hardest problems to fix, and new data suggests the problem is only getting worse for minority gr...
10:00 am - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Content moderation issues are taking center stage in the presidential election campaign
Illustrator by Alex Castro / The Verge Happy Worldwide Developer Conference to those who celebrate. I spent the weekend watching three stories unfold at the intersection of social networ...
05:34 am - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge ARM-based Japanese supercomputer is now the fastest in the world
A Japanese supercomputer has taken the top spot in the biannual Top500 supercomputer speed ranking. Fugaku, a computer in Kobe co-developed by Riken and Fujitsu, makes use of Fujitsu’s 4...
01:00 am - Tue, June 23, 2020
The Verge Rad Power Bikes latest model, the RadMission, is its slimmest and cheapest electric bike yet
Rad Power Bikes, one of the top electric bike manufacturers in the US, is out with a new slimmed- and stripped-down city commuter called the RadMission Electric Metro Bike. This bike is no...
11:51 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Google speaks out against Trumps halt to guest worker visas
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Monday, President Trump issued a proclamation suspending a range of visa programs — including the guest worker visas, like the H1-B, commonly...
11:38 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Big Sur is officially macOS 11.0 as Apple finally leaves OS X behind
Mac OS X is finally finished, with Apple confirming that it’s officially moving to macOS 11 with the newly announced Big Sur update after almost 20 years of OS X (or macOS 10.) That mean...
11:19 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge After outcry, Apple will let developers challenge App Store guidelines
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple today announced two major changes to how it handles App Store disputes with third-party developers. The first is that Apple will now allow d...
10:50 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Google employees demand the company end police contracts
Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images Over 1,650 Google employees have signed an open letter to CEO Sundar Pichai demanding the company stop selling its technology to police forc...
09:54 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Here are all the devices that can run iOS and iPadOS 14, macOS Big Sur, and watchOS 7
At WWDC, Apple announced its latest software for all its devices: iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and macOS Big Sur. But that new software won’t be coming to all of Apple’s currently sup...
09:50 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Apple opens up its network of iPhones to help you find Tile-like lost gadget trackers
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple plans to extend its Find My network for locating real-world devices to third-party companies, the iPhone maker announced this afternoon during its...
09:35 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge New SpongeBob SquarePants movie ditches theatrical release for streaming premiere
Following in the footsteps of Trolls World Tour and Scoob!, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run will skip its theatrical release and head straight to video-on-demand marketplaces before...
08:50 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 will let you set default email and browser apps
Apple is finally allowing iPhone and iPad owners to alter default email and browser apps in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. The company briefly revealed the major change during a slide in the WWDC k...
08:36 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Apple TV 4K will finally play YouTube in 4K with tvOS 14 update
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge One of the biggest upgrades coming to tvOS 14 is one that Apple didn’t mention during today’s WWDC presentation. Buried on the preview page for the u...
08:36 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Apple TV 4K will at last play YouTube in 4K with tvOS 14 update
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge One of the biggest upgrades coming to tvOS 14 is one that Apple didn’t mention during today’s WWDC presentation. Buried on the preview page for the u...
08:15 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Netflix now streaming Avatar: The Last Airbender in HD
Based on my Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok feeds, practically everyone is streaming Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix — and based on those feeds, practically everyone is putting up w...
07:57 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge iOS 14 will finally let you search for emoji from the emoji keyboard
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge iOS 14 will finally let you search for emoji right from the emoji keyboard, according to Apple’s site listing all of the new iOS 14 features. Ri...
07:15 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Michael Keaton is in talks to return as Batman, reports say
Michael Keaton is reportedly in talks to pick up the cowl again and reprise his role as the Dark Knight in Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ upcoming Flash movie, according to The Hollywood Re...
07:14 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Apple WWDC 2020: the 18 biggest announcements
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple’s WWDC 2020 was unique before it even began. It’s the first time Apple’s developer conference has been streamed exclusively online wit...
06:57 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Apple announces Mac mini powered by its own chips for developers
Image: Apple After it confirmed that future Macs will be powered by Apple Silicon, the company also announced that developers will soon have access to a Developer Transition Kit that wil...
06:57 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Apple teases new tracking protections and an approximate location feature in iOS 14
At the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, Apple announced a range of new privacy features that will be bundled into iOS 14, including new protections against user tracking on apps ...
06:45 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Macs with new Apple-built chips will natively run iPhone and iPad apps
Apple has announced that its new Macs that are powered by the company’s newly-announced Apple-built chips will be able to natively run iPhone and iPad apps, thanks to the shared architec...
06:39 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Safari is getting better tab management in macOS Big Sur
Here’s a preview of what the new hover action looks like in Safari on macOS Big Sur | Apple Apple unveiled macOS Big Sur, its next major desktop software update, and its Safari browser...
06:31 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Apple is switching Macs to its own processors starting later this year
Apple is officially moving to its own silicon chips for some of its Mac hardware. Calling it a “historic day for the Mac,” Apple CEO Tim Cook detailed the transitions to PowerPC, OS X ...
06:30 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Ninja, Shroud, and other top Mixer streamers are now free to stream on Twitch again
Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images Microsoft is shutting down Mixer and moving most of its streamers to Facebook Gaming as part of a strategic partnership it’s entering with the socia...
06:30 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Microsoft is shutting down Mixer and partnering with Facebook Gaming
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is closing its Mixer service on July 22nd and plans to move existing partners over to Facebook Gaming. The surprise announcement means M...
05:53 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge watchOS 7 announced with sleep tracking and rebranded Fitness app
Image: Apple Apple today announced the latest version of its smartwatch operating system, watchOS 7, during its digital-only WWDC keynote. The update comes with some major new additions ...
05:50 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge iPadOS 14 will turn your handwriting into typed text
Apple Apple announced iPadOS 14 today and with it comes multiple new features, including updates for the Apple Pencil. A new feature called Scribble makes handwriting on the iPad more se...
05:49 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge iPadOS 14 will let you set default email and browser apps
Apple is finally allowing iPad owners to alter default email and browser apps in iPadOS 14. The company briefly revealed the major change during a slide in the WWDC keynote today, noting t...
05:46 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge AirPods updated with automatic switching and a new Spatial Audio feature
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Apple has announced new features coming to its AirPods earbuds at WWDC: automatic switching between devices and a new “Spatial Audio” feature for 3D ...
05:45 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Apple adding cycling directions and EV routing to Maps in iOS 14
Apple has announced at this year’s WWDC that the company’s adding a long-awaited feature to its default Maps app when iOS 14 drops: cycling directions. But Apple is only launching in N...
05:43 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge iPadOS 14 comes with redesigned apps and Universal Search
Image: Apple Apple has announced iPadOS 14, a new version of its operating system for the iPad that comes with a focus on improving app designs to take advantage of the tablet’s large ...
05:38 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Nearly 20 percent of Earths seafloor is now mapped
Swedish icebreaker Oden mapping in previously uncharted areas of Northern Greenland during the 2019 Ryder Expedition. The data were contributed to the Seabed 2030 Project. | Martin Jakobsso...
05:31 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Apple announces CarKey for wirelessly unlocking your car with an iPhone
Image: Apple Apple today announced CarKey, a way to wirelessly unlock your car with your iPhone, at its at Worldwide Developers Conference. The feature is part of the newly revealed iOS ...
05:30 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Apple Messages is getting better support for groups in iOS 14
Image: Apple With iOS 14, Apple is introducing a couple of interesting new features for its Messages app. The biggest of these will benefit your group messages, with support for inline r...
05:21 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge iOS 14 includes a major Siri redesign with new translation features
Apple unveiled its latest iOS 14 operating system during WWDC today, and Siri is getting a big update. Siri will pop up with a new, larger cartoonish icon that appears when you summon the ...
04:00 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Microsoft Teams now available for personal use as Microsoft targets friends and families
Microsoft is launching the personal version of Microsoft Teams today in preview. It’s part of a broader effort by Microsoft to remain relevant with consumers and win them back after a se...
04:00 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Apple WWDC 2020 live blog
Image: Apple New software for iPhones, Macs, iPads, and everything else Continue reading… ...
03:00 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge MrBeast partners with MSCHF to give away $25,000 as part of a massive one-time game
After making a name for himself on YouTube by giving away lumps of cash to his friends, family, and unsuspecting strangers around the country, Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson is opening his ...
03:00 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge After more than 20 years of waiting, we are finally getting Crash Bandicoot 4
Image: Activision After a more than 20-year wait, a true sequel to 1998’s Crash Bandicoot: Warped is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on October 2nd for $59.99. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s Ab...
02:31 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Save $50 on Eeros three-pack of mesh Wi-Fi routers and get a free Echo Dot
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Eero’s three-pack of mesh Wi-Fi routers is down to $200 at Amazon, which is $50 off the cost of the bundle. As far as complete mesh Wi-Fi systems are c...
02:30 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge There isnt enough research to know if tear gas causes early periods
Protestor throws a tear gas canister back towards police officers. | Photo by Stanton Sharpe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Sarah Trad and Christina Lower were both caught by ...
02:24 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Super Smash Bros. Ultimate adds Min Min from Arms
Two of Nintendo’s fighting game series are crossing over. Today, the company announced the latest fighter to join the gigantic cast of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch: Min Min f...
02:14 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Dell XPS 15 (2020) review: new design, familiar problems
A new look with familiar highs and familiar lows Continue reading… ...
02:01 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Apple approves Hey email app, but the fights not over
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images After rejecting an update last week, Apple has approved a new version of the subscription email app Hey. The approval, which came last week, ahead o...
02:00 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Andrew Yang is pushing Big Tech to pay users for data
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Andrew Yang wants people to get paid for the data they create on big tech platforms like Facebook and Google, and with a new project launching...
01:52 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge WWDC 2020: all the news from Apples virtual developer conference
Image: Apple New updates galore Continue reading… ...
12:42 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Apple closes Chinese App Store loophole, causing thousands of games to be removed
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple will start removing thousands of games from its Chinese App Store in July as a result of a policy that requires all paid games or games with...
12:00 pm - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Spotify is testing interactive podcast ads so you never have to remember a promo code again
Spotify Spotify wants to ensure you never forget a podcast advertiser’s promo code again. The company announced today that it’s testing a new feature called “In-App Offers” that ...
11:00 am - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Apple WWDC 2020 keynote: how to watch todays live stream online
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is going to be entirely virtual this year, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be some really interesting stuff to see. The keynote will ...
11:00 am - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Virgin Galactic will organize private passenger trips to the space station for NASA
Richard Branson’s space tourism venture, Virgin Galactic, will start coordinating private astronaut trips to the International Space Station for NASA — a new partnership aimed at incre...
10:31 am - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Watch 3 leaks again
The Galaxy Watch 3 is expected to feature a similar rotating bezel to the original Galaxy watch (pictured). | Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Less than a week after getting a glimpse ...
08:10 am - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Fujifilms webcam app supports more cameras today and macOS soon
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Fujifilm recently joined Canon and Panasonic in developing an app to let you use its high-end cameras as high-quality webcams, but Mac users have been le...
03:51 am - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge First ARM Macs will be MacBook Pros and an all-new iMac: report
Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge Apple is set to unveil its long-awaited Mac transition from Intel to ARM processors today at its online WWDC 2020 keynote, and analyst Ming-chi Kuo has i...
12:34 am - Mon, June 22, 2020
The Verge Androids AirDrop-style file sharing feature may be available for more than just mobile devices
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Android’s upcoming AirDrop-style sharing feature, called Nearby Share (and referred to also as Nearby Sharing), may also come to Chrome on numer...
05:51 pm - Sun, June 21, 2020
The Verge Go read this Daily Beast story about Sergey Brins secret disaster relief team
Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images [extreme Stefon voice]: This story has everything: A high-speed super-yacht, a secret disaster strike force, a Google co-founder, ...
04:39 pm - Sun, June 21, 2020
The Verge Read the letter Snaps head of diversity sent to staff about its offensive Juneteenth filter
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Snap’s vice president of diversity and inclusion apologized this weekend for the distribution of a Juneteeth filter that many people found offen...
04:24 pm - Sun, June 21, 2020
The Verge K-pop fans and TikTok teens say they reserved tickets for Trumps Tulsa rally to leave seats empty
The upper section is seen partially empty during President Trump’s campaign rally June 20 at the BOK Center in Tulsa. | Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images As part of a coordin...
03:16 pm - Sun, June 21, 2020
The Verge Amazon is ending support for the Dash Wand barcode scanner
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Amazon is ending support for its Dash Wand, an Alexa-enabled device that let shoppers scan grocery barcodes and order household essentials fro...
03:00 pm - Sun, June 21, 2020
The Verge Five features to hope for at WWDC
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Monday, Apple will kick off its annual developer conference in the strangest and most contentious climate it has faced in many years. Not only ...
02:00 pm - Sun, June 21, 2020
The Verge Perry Mason doesnt quite justify its lavish reboot
Photo: HBO In an era where everything is up for grabs for rebooting, Perry Mason is one of the strangest. The show takes its name from a 1957 CBS series that focused on the eponymous cri...
01:38 pm - Sun, June 21, 2020
The Verge K-pop fans and TikTok teens say they reserved tickets for Trumps Tulsa rally to leave seats empty
The upper section is seen partially empty during President Trump’s campaign rally June 20 at the BOK Center in Tulsa. | Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images As part of a coordin...
09:38 pm - Sat, June 20, 2020
The Verge Nextdoor eliminates its Forward to Police program
Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images Neighborhood social networking app Nextdoor says it is discontinuing its Forward to Police feature which let users send message board posts dir...
08:35 pm - Sat, June 20, 2020
The Verge Samsung Blu-ray players reportedly have stopped working but its not clear why
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Samsung Blu-ray players appear to be malfunctioning for hundreds of users, and no one is sure what the issue is, ZDNet reported. Some users report...
05:12 pm - Sat, June 20, 2020
The Verge Elon Musk says Tesla will delay Battery Day event and shareholders meeting
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Friday that the company’s “Battery Day” event and its shareholders meeting, which was slated for July 7th, will bo...
03:29 pm - Sat, June 20, 2020
The Verge Google ends trial of photo service that picked and printed photos for users
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is ending the trial program of a service that sent users algorithm-selected prints from their Google Photos libraries, Droid Life reported....
03:00 pm - Sat, June 20, 2020
The Verge 10 new trailers to watch this week
Photo: Hulu I watched Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods over the weekend, and it’s just such a good reminder of the kind of film it sometimes feels like only he can make — where a bunch of p...
01:05 pm - Sat, June 20, 2020
The Verge Apple WWDC 2020: iOS 14, ARM Macs, hardware rumors, and what else to expect
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote is happening on Monday, June 22nd, but in a very different form than usual, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show must go ...
01:03 pm - Sat, June 20, 2020
The Verge Comcast extends free Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspot access through the end of 2020
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Comcast will continue to offer free access to its 1.5 million public Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots through the end of 2020, the company announced. “We ...
08:47 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Facebook and Twitter remove manipulated video from presidents accounts after DMCA complaint
Alex Wong/Getty Images Facebook has removed a manipulated video posted on President Trump’s account after receiving a copyright complaint from the rights owners. The manipulated video...
06:46 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Cruises out of US ports will be suspended until September 15th
Photo by Ben McCanna / Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that its members are voluntarily suspending operati...
06:04 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Hulu will stream IMAXs gorgeous documentaries, but not in 4K
Hulu is partnering with IMAX to exclusively carry 16 of the technology company’s documentaries in the United States, including A Beautiful Planet, Destiny in Space, and Into the Deep —...
05:43 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge AMC Theaters changes course and will require customers to wear face masks
Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images In an abrupt about-face, the movie theater chain AMC said Friday it would require guests to wear face masks when its theaters reopen, after CE...
05:38 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Apple will re-close some stores in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Arizona due to coronavirus spikes
Apple is closing several recently reopened retail stores in four US states after a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, Bloomberg reported. A total of 11 stores in Florida, Arizona, North Carolin...
05:38 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Apple will re-close some US stores due to coronavirus spikes
Apple is closing several recently reopened retail stores in four US states after a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, Bloomberg reported. A total of 11 stores in Florida, Arizona, North Carolin...
05:23 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Snapchat apologizes for Juneteenth filter that prompted users to smile to break chains
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Snapchat is apologizing for a controversial Juneteenth filter that allowed users to “smile and break the chains,” saying the filter had not go...
05:05 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Tesla tells workers they can take Juneteenth off without pay on Juneteenth
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Tesla has told its workers they are allowed to take Juneteenth off as an “excused absence” after some had already showed up for work on the holiday...
04:55 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Disney Plus no longer offers free trials, just before Hamilton release
Image: Disney Disney Plus has appeared to have quietly stopped offering new subscribers a free seven-day trial of the streaming service, as spotted by French pop culture site Numerama. ...
04:34 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Google Meet now has a meet.new shortcut for quickly starting new video conferences
Photo courtesy Google Google is expanding its .new browser shortcuts to Google Meet, its video conferencing service that the company has heavily expanded in recent months due to a huge i...
03:33 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Guinness reverses decision to strip Billy Mitchells Pac-Man and Donkey Kong records
Guinness World Records has reversed its 2018 decision to strip Billy Mitchell of his Pac-Man and Donkey Kong world records, according to Ars Technica, in what is the latest twist in a long...
03:24 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge AMC Theaters wont require customers to wear face masks to avoid political controversy
Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images The AMC Theaters CEO Adam Aron says the chain would not require patrons to wear face masks —where not required by local governments— when ...
03:18 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Snapchat pulls its Juneteenth filter that prompted users to smile to break chains
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Snapchat’s controversial Juneteenth filter that allowed users to “smile and break the chains” appears to have been removed from the app. The...
02:26 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: WWDC predictions and the next threat to Section 230
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The Verge’s flagship podcast The Vergecast is split into two parts this week: WWDC predictions and a discussion on tech policy. First half ...
02:00 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge The healing power of Black art
 A collection of art that’s kept me sane Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge A.I. Artificial Intelligence shows us a future where we neglect to dream
Image via Filmgrab The Verge is a place where you can consider the future. So are movies. In Yesterday’s Future, we revisit a movie about the future and consider the things it tells us...
01:41 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Snapchats Juneteenth filter prompts users to smile to break chains
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In its latest filter blunder, Snapchat has debuted a Juneteenth filter that allows users to “smile and break the chains.” The filter was panne...
01:00 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Lenovos IdeaPad Gaming 3 is almost a good $1,000 gaming laptop
A strong processor and fast SSD don’t make up for a weak GPU Continue reading… ...
12:02 pm - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Microsoft isnt happy with Apples App Store bullying either
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft believes it’s time for antitrust regulators to fully investigate Apple’s App Store. Speaking during a Politico interview this week, ...
11:37 am - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Go read this detailed look at Apples AR and VR headset development
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has been working on a combination of AR and VR wearables for at least the last five years, and it’s this development process that’s been...
09:35 am - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Apple now accepts Mac trade-ins in its US stores
Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge You can now trade-in your old Mac at Apple Stores in the US and Canada. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman notes that Apple’s site has been edited to remove a d...
09:11 am - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Google quietly launches an AI-powered Pinterest rival named Keen
Google’s Area 120 team, an internal incubator that creates experimental apps and services, has launched Keen: a would-be Pinterest rival that draws on the search giant’s machine learni...
08:52 am - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Google Doodle celebrates the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth
Image: Google In celebration of the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, Google has produced a video Doodle set to the first verse of the poem “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” often called ...
06:47 am - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Japan rolls out Microsoft-developed COVID-19 contact tracing app
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Japan’s government today released its coronavirus contact tracing app for iOS and Android. The apps rely on Apple and Google’s co-developed ex...
03:08 am - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Twitter labels Trump video as manipulated media
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter has labeled a video tweeted by President Trump as “manipulated media,” as first reported by The Washington Post. The label is primaril...
12:28 am - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Twitters audio tweets revealed an accessibility miss, and now the company wants to fix it
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter doesn’t have a team dedicated to accessibility, instead relying on employees who volunteer their time above and beyond their usual dutie...
12:17 am - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Tesla employees are holding a Juneteenth rally at the companys California factory
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge A small group of Tesla employees and community organizers are holding a rally on Friday in the parking lot of the company’s Fremont, California car f...
12:08 am - Fri, June 19, 2020
The Verge Here are the 5 biggest announcements from the EA Play Live 2020 press conference
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge This year, Electronic Arts, like many of the giant video game publishers, switched from what would normally have been a massive E3 press conferenc...
11:46 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge The first Star Wars: Squadrons gameplay footage shows off the starfighter action
After a teaser trailer earlier this week, EA has finally shown off some actual gameplay footage for Star Wars: Squadrons, its new starfighter dogfighting game. As promised, the new title i...
11:40 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge EA is bringing Apex Legends to Switch and launching Steam versions of popular titles
Image: Respawn EA announced today that popular battle royale shooter Apex Legends will be coming to the Nintendo Switch and Steam this fall. The game has only been available on PC via Or...
11:14 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Facebook commits $200 million to support black-owned businesses
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook will spend $200 million to support black-owned businesses and organizations in the US, COO Sheryl Sandberg said in a blog post. It is one...
10:18 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Canoo founder leaves the EV startup ahead of next years launch
Image: Canoo The founder and first CEO of EV startup Canoo is leaving, the company has confirmed to The Verge. Stefan Krause, the former chief financial officer at both BMW and Deutsche ...
09:50 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Apple doubles down on controversial decision to reject email app Hey
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is standing behind its decision to reject future updates for the iOS app of new email service Hey. In a letter sent to Hey creator Basecamp ...
08:43 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge TikTok reveals some of the secrets, and blind spots, of its recommendation algorithm
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Like many social media platforms and apps, TikTok feeds are built using a recommendation algorithm that uses a number of tools and factors to pers...
08:34 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Verily rolls out Healthy at Work testing program for companies seeking to reopen safely
Verily Life Sciences has announced an app-based health screening service for businesses and schools trying to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. The product, called Healthy at Work, wil...
08:14 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Lime expands its scooter subscription service to include daily and monthly passes
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Lime is expanding its subscription service LimePass to include daily and monthly passes. It’s an attempt by the scooter company to lock in c...
08:00 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge How to stream Disney Plus
The highly anticipated Disney Plus streaming service, which will likely prove as essential as Netflix to many consumers, is now available. Disney Plus combines content from Disney, Marvel,...
07:25 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Facebook removes Trump ads for using Nazi imagery
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images Facebook has removed more than 80 ads placed by the Trump campaign for use of imagery linked to Nazism. The ads used the imagery of an inverted triangle...
07:21 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Apples App Store fees are highway robbery, says House antitrust committee chair
Photo illustration by William Joel | Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call, Brian Cleary/Getty Images “30 percent is unconscionable,” says Congressman David Cicilline Continu...
06:21 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge TwitchCon San Diego has been canceled
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TwitchCon San Diego, the streaming platform’s big annual conference in the US, has been canceled due to the pandemic. “Due to restrictions on...
06:14 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Go read this report on the underground trade of OnlyFans content
Image: Alex Castro / The Verge OnlyFans allows social media influencers, including sex workers and adult content creators, to sell photos and videos to their audience through a subscript...
06:00 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge How to watch the EA Play Live event
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge EA’s Play Live event is happening exclusively online this year, along with every other in-person event that was supposed to happen at E3 2020, w...
05:49 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Formula E will finish its season with six races in Berlin
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge All-electric racing series Formula E has announced plans to resume and conclude its pandemic-interrupted sixth season in August. The series will put on...
05:20 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge T-Mobile explains why its network went down hard, claims only a fifth of calls were dropped
Photo by Dante D’Orazio / The Verge If you’ve been wondering what could knock out one of the United States’ three big cellular carriers’ ability to deliver calls and text message...
05:20 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge T-Mobile explains why its network went down hard, claims only a fifth of calls were lost
Photo by Dante D’Orazio / The Verge If you’ve been wondering what could knock out one of the United States’ three big cellular carriers’ ability to deliver calls and text message...
05:14 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Zack Snyder teases first look at Snyder Cut of Justice League, set to premiere on HBO Max in 2021
Zack Snyder’s “Snyder Cut” of Justice League is expected to get its first big reveal at DC’s FanDome event in August, but the director tweeted out a tease from the upcoming HBO Max...
05:00 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge GoogleStadialets you share a URL to your very own game worlds with Crayta, coming July 1st
Image: Unit 2 Games Google Stadia’s upcoming exclusive game Crayta launches July 1st with support for a beta version of State Share, the cloud gaming service’s experimental tech that...
04:55 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Insomniac says Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be about half the length of the original
Image: Insomniac Games Insomniac Games has confirmed its upcoming PlayStation 5 launch title, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, will be about half the length of the original game. In a blog pos...
04:53 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge HBO is making Watchmen completely free this weekend
Image: HBO Watchmen premiered nine months before the recent mass protests against systemic racism and police brutality happened around the world, but the show feels more timely than ever...
04:40 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Cyberpunk 2077 gets delayed again, will now be released on November 19th
Cyperpunk 2077 — the highly anticipated open-world RPG — has been delayed again and is moving from its planned September 17th release date to November 19th, developer CD Projekt Red an...
04:34 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Russia lifts its ban on the Telegram messenger app
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Russia will lift its nearly two-year ban on messenger app Telegram, Reuters reported. The country’s telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor said the compa...
04:22 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge In a streaming wars world, JustWatch has become an essential tool
There are too many streaming services, and all of them are fighting over content that feels like it’s bouncing back and forth between streaming sites on a daily basis. This has made site...
04:00 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge The Guest is a twisty thriller worth streaming this weekend
Photo: Picturehouse You’re kind of setting yourself up for failure when you tell someone a movie is surprising. The moment you say that, the person you’re talking to has no choice bu...
03:43 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Lenovo updates even more of its ThinkPad lineup to Intels 10th Gen processors
The new X1 Extreme (pictured) can be equipped with an Nvidia GeForce 1650 Ti GPU. | Image: Lenovo In case you were worried we might go a month without Lenovo announcing some new ThinkPad...
03:00 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Pandora will tell podcast hosts where their listeners live and how long they listen
Pandora Pandora is giving podcast hosts more information about the listeners they reach on its platform starting today. The company just announced its new Podcast Analytics feature with ...
02:06 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Amazons Kindle Paperwhite is $30 off in time for Fathers Day
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is $100 right now ($30 off) for the 8GB version in black. If you fancy one of the other colors, like plum, twilig...
02:04 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge New company Space Perspective wants to take you to the stratosphere via high-altitude balloon
The original founders of World View Enterprises — a company aimed at using giant balloons to send payloads into the stratosphere — are launching a new venture together, one that will u...
02:00 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Fire HD 8 Plus review: the Amazon appliance
A $110 tablet that’s good for watching Prime video and not much else Continue reading… ...
01:39 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge The Verge guide to MacOS
Apple’s series of macOS (and iOS) devices aren’t just part of a technology ecosystem — they’re part of a lifestyle. From iPhones to iPads to Mac laptops, the constellation of tech ...
01:08 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Google and Nest routers now work much better with slow home internet connections
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google is rolling out a software update that improves network performance for Nest Wifi and Google WiFi routers on slow network connections, the company...
01:00 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Square Enix titles return to Nvidias GeForce Now service thanks to opt-in program
Image: Nvidia Select Square Enix titles are returning to Nvidia’s cloud gaming service GeForce Now, Nvidia announced on Thursday. The new library of Square Enix games consists of 14 PC...
01:00 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Spotifys next podcast stars: Harley Quinn and Batman
Spotify Spotify has a new podcast deal that’ll allow it to make narrative shows around DC Comics characters, like Batman and Harley Quinn. The company announced the multi-year, first-l...
01:00 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Djays new feature can automatically separate vocals and drum tracks for mixing
Djay’s NeuralMix feature. | Photo: Algoriddim Algoriddim is adding an impressive new feature to its Djay app for iOS: a set of sliders that let you instantly fade out certain portions ...
01:00 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge The Last of Us Part IIs best moments have nothing to do with its revenge story
There isn’t much downtime in The Last of Us Part II. As Ellie, driven by loss and trauma, players will spend hours shooting, stabbing, and strangling their way to vengeance. Ellie is a s...
12:00 pm - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge How parents are helping gamings biggest stars navigate their careers
Photo by Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images Parents are supporting their kids through intense but potentially lucrative careers Continue reading… ...
11:56 am - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Microsoft to upgrade its xCloud servers to Xbox Series X hardware in 2021
Microsoft is getting ready to launch its xCloud game streaming service later this year as part of Xbox Game Pass. The service will initially be powered by Xbox One S consoles in server bla...
11:31 am - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Amazon says it mitigated the largest DDoS attack ever recorded
A chart produced by Amazon shows the scale of the attack. | Image: Amazon Amazon Web Services recently had to defend against a DDoS attack with a peak traffic volume of 2.3 Tbps, the lar...
11:30 am - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge FBI used Instagram, an Etsy review, and LinkedIn to identify a protestor accused of arson
An image allegedly showing Lore Elisabeth Blumenthal throwing burning debris into a police sedan during protest in Philadelphia on May 30th. | Photo: US District Court for the Eastern Distr...
10:00 am - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Fords hands-free driving feature wont be available until late 2021
Images: Ford Ford announced late last year that the Mustang Mach-E will be the company’s first car to allow hands-free driving in certain situations. Today, the company is opening up a...
10:00 am - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Turning off political ads on Facebook could have unpredictable consequences
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales Programming note: The Interface is off on Thursday. Back on Monday. It seems hard to believe now, but there was a time when political advertising was rela...
09:59 am - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Amazon to stream Premier League soccer free on Twitch
Photo by Matt McNulty - Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images Amazon will start streaming live Premier League football (soccer) games free on Twitch later this month. Twitc...
09:08 am - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Googles new Chrome extension lets you link directly to specific text on a page
The extension links to specific text on a web page, highlighted yellow. | Screenshot: Web.Dev Link to Text Fragment is a new Chrome Extension from Google that lets you generate URLs to s...
06:23 am - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Samsung rolls out smartwatch blood pressure tracking in South Korea
Samsung has released its Health Monitor app in South Korea, enabling blood pressure tracking for the Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatch. The rollout is slightly ahead of schedule; Samsung pr...
02:58 am - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Sonys slick PS5 reveal graphics are almost certainly from this Russian media artist
In the image above, a field of pulsating blue spheres rearranges itself into geometric patterns. If that looks familiar, that means you probably watched Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal last ...
12:57 am - Thu, June 18, 2020
The Verge Sonys slickPS5reveal graphics are practically identical to the work of a Russian artist
In the image above, a field of pulsating blue spheres rearranges itself into geometric patterns. If that looks familiar, that means you probably watched Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal last ...
10:30 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Dells new USB-C hub is also a speakerphone for conference calls
With a huge chunk of the working world now working remotely, conference calls in Zoom or Skype have become a central part of day-to-day life. So Dell is adapting with a new Mobile Adapter ...
10:03 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Kim Kardashian West is the next superstar celebrity to snag an exclusive podcast deal with Spotify
Kim Kardashian West has entered into a deal with Spotify to produce and host a new exclusive podcast based on her work with the Innocence Project. The deal follows Spotify’s landmark con...
09:22 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Google commits $175 million to racial equity with focus on black-owned businesses
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is committing to spending more than $175 million on racial equity initiatives with a focus on financing black-owned businesses and supporti...
08:40 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Volkswagens ID 4 revealed in leaked images
Image: VWIDtalk Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV, the ID 4, has broken cover thanks to leaked images from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology that were picked ...
08:02 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Justice Department asks Congress for a sharp cut to websites legal protections
Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images The Department of Justice has released a proposal for changing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, urging Congress to pass a dramatic reduction...
07:36 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Zynn removes controversial pay to watch feature after being banned by Apple and Google
Zynn is no longer paying users to watch videos and refer friends to the app, a practice that quickly rocketed the TikTok clone to the top of both Apple and Google’s app stores. The payme...
06:58 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Google will let Android developers sell subscriptions without requiring an app install
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is testing a new method of selling subscription services with select Android developers that will allow customers to buy a subscription fro...
06:55 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Horizon Forbidden West aiming for a 2021 launch on PS5
Horizon Forbidden West — the sequel to 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn — won’t arrive on the PlayStation 5 until 2021, game director Mathijs de Jonge confirmed in a new video that offered...
06:39 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Twitch Studio launches on Mac in beta
Alex Castro Today, Twitch launches its proprietary streaming software, Twitch Studio, on Mac in open beta, according to a blog post on its website. It’s a smart move. The original vers...
05:55 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Twitter starts rolling out audio tweets on iOS
Twitter is rolling out the ability to record audio snippets and attach them to your tweets. The new feature is available first on iOS and launching today for “a limited group of people,...
05:30 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Google Assistant enhancements promise fast, fluid, and more accurate interactions
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Google Assistant Smart Displays will be able to access AMP web articles starting later this summer, Google says. Alongside the AMP news, Google has also ...
05:25 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Police body cam videos can underplay officer brutality
Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP via Getty Images Over the last several weeks, social media has been filled with videos of police officers pepper-spraying, bludgeoning, and shooting protes...
05:00 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Lyft vows 100 percent of its vehicles will be electric by 2030
Photo by Bradley Kappel for The Verge Lyft announced a plan on Wednesday to transition to “100 percent” electric or zero-emission vehicles by 2030. By working with automakers and ren...
04:53 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Zoom says free users will get end-to-end encryption after all
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Zoom says it will begin allowing users of its videoconferencing software to enable end-to-end encryption of calls starting with a beta next month,...
04:19 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Lucid Motors will reveal its all-electric Air sedan on September 9th
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Lucid Motors has announced that it will reveal the production version of its first all-electric luxury sedan, the Air, in an online event on S...
04:15 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Chess is blowing up on Twitch
Hikaru Nakamura in 2017. | Photo by Andrew Halseid-Budd / Getty Images One of the fastest-growing games on Twitch is also one of the oldest. Over the past few months, the ancient board g...
04:00 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Google Calendar recognizes Juneteenth as a US holiday
Google Calendar has added Juneteenth as a holiday in the United States. Juneteenth dates back to June 19th, 1865, when Union Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to read feder...
03:52 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Epic Games and Match Group join Spotify in protesting Apples App Store fees
Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge More companies are vocalizing their support for an antitrust case against Apple filed in the EU yesterday. Both Match Group, the owner of dating apps like...
02:56 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge AT&T to lay off thousands of workers and close 250 stores
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge AT&T has confirmed that it’s cutting thousands of jobs and closing hundreds of stores, Axios reports. While the company has not confirmed th...
02:43 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Zendures high-wattage SuperTank USB-C battery is steeply discounted
The Zendure SuperTank is loaded with ports, and its display shows the current battery level. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Zendure’s SuperTank portable battery that’s...
01:48 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Pokmon Caf Mix is an absolutely adorable puzzle game for Switch and mobile
In addition to announcing a new version of Pokémon Snap and a game where pocket monsters help kids brush their teeth, today, The Pokémon Company also announced an adorable new puzzle gam...
01:46 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Senate Republicans want to make it easier to sue tech companies for bias
Photo by Leigh Vogel for The Verge On Wednesday, a group of Senate Republicans introduced a new proposal to limit the immunity granted by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, s...
01:25 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Pokmon Smile turns brushing your teeth into an augmented reality adventure
There’s a new Pokémon game out today. No, not the Isle of Armor expansion for Pokémon Sword and Shield (although that’s also available today). It’s called Pokémon Smile, and it’...
01:14 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Pokmon Snap is coming to the Nintendo Switch
It’s finally happening: Pokémon Snap is making a comeback. The classic N64 game where players simply capture photos of pocket monsters is on its way to the Nintendo Switch. We don’t k...
01:01 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Crisis Mode
Employees at Crisis Text Line tried telling the board about a pattern of racial insensitivity at the company — but when that didn’t work, they went to Twitter Continue readi...
01:00 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Amazon Alexa is the only way to play Zyngas latest take on Words with Friends
Game developer Zynga is launching a revised version of its once-popular Scrabble-like web game Words with Friends exclusively for Amazon Alexa today. The new game, called Word Pop, is a vo...
12:00 pm - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge How small launcher Rocket Lab plans to pull off its first mission to the Moon next year
An artistic rendering of Rocket Lab’s upgraded Photon spacecraft, with CAPSTONE attached | Image: Rocket Lab Rocket Lab is known for launching tiny satellites into Earth, but the compa...
11:28 am - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Hey Siri, Im getting pulled over shortcut makes it easy to record police
Staff photo by Ben McCanna/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images As protests against racial police violence have spread across the US, we’ve seen how video captured on mobile devices ...
11:00 am - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge GE will make taller wind turbines using 3D-printing
GE Energy 1.5 megawatt wind turbines mounted on 80 meter towers  | Photo by Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images GE announced today that it’s developing skyscraper-sized wind tu...
11:00 am - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Arrival expands beyond electric delivery vans with a new EV bus
Images: Arrival Arrival’s all-electric delivery vans have won the UK startup a lot of buzz and ample funding from grownup companies like UPS and Hyundai, all before any of those vehicl...
11:00 am - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Apples App Store polices are bad, but its interpretation and enforcement is worse
I started this morning all riled up and ready to write a newsletter about how Google is using its market power in one segment — Gmail — to give itself a potentially unfair advantage in...
10:00 am - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge How Apple is making the antitrust case against it stronger
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge I. Say your company makes a new email platform. In 2020, that means building not just a website but also an app — several of them, actually. Yo...
09:37 am - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Facebook and Instagram will let users turn off all political ads for the 2020 election
Facebook’s new political information center will give users information on how and where to vote. | Image: Facebook Critics say Facebook is actively enabling the spread of political m...
08:40 am - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Images of Samsungs Galaxy Watch 3 leak online
The design of the Galaxy Watch 3 appears similar to the original Galaxy Watch (pictured) released in 2018. | Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Images of Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy W...
07:34 am - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Fortnites new season has flooded the map
The new season of Fortnite is finally here — and it brought with it a flood. Today Epic Games released the long-delayed third season for Fortnite: Chapter 2, following a massive event ea...
07:01 am - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Logitech to display carbon impact labels on product packaging and online
Image: Logitech Logitech announced today that it plans to put labels communicating the carbon impact of products on all product packaging and on its website. The company says it expects ...
05:50 am - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge T-Mobile explains why its network went down, hard, on Monday
Photo by Dante D’Orazio / The Verge If you’ve been wondering what could knock out one of the United States’ three big cellular carriers’ ability to deliver calls and text message...
02:03 am - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Facebook aims to help register 4 million voters this year with new Voting Information Center
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook aims to improve the resources it providers American voters and will attempt to help more people register to vote ahead of the 2020 US ele...
02:03 am - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Facebook wants to help register 4 million voters this year with new Voting Information Center
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook aims to improve the resources it providers American voters and will attempt to help more people register to vote ahead of the 2020 US ele...
02:00 am - Wed, June 17, 2020
The Verge Qualcomm launches new Snapdragon 690 processor to add 5G to budget phones
Qualcomm is launching its next 5G chipset today, the Snapdragon 690, the first product in its 6-series chips to get support for the next-generation networking standard — although it’ll...
10:29 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge The Witcher 3 is giving PS4 and Xbox owners a free PC copy to experience in all its glory
PS4 and Xbox One owners now have the chance to play the PC version of The Witcher 3 at no extra cost. The Witcher 3 originally released in 2015 on all three of those platforms, but the PC...
10:03 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Hey.com exec says Apple is acting like gangsters, rejecting App Store updates and demanding cut of sales
Image: Hey.com Apple is threatening to remove Hey.com from the App Store if the ambitious new email service doesn’t begin offering an in-app subscription and sharing a cut of its reven...
09:39 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge US airlines may ban passengers if they dont wear face masks
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images United and American Airlines said Monday that they will temporarily ban passengers who don’t comply with a new industry-wide mandatory mask policy...
09:34 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge San Franciscos district attorney sues DoorDash for alleged unfair business practices
Photo: DoorDash DoorDash, the high-flying food delivery startup, was sued by San Francisco’s district attorney Tuesday for alleged unfair business practices and worker misclassificatio...
09:22 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Galaxy Tab S7 Plus renders show off a big 12.4-inch display
Image: @Onleaks and Pigtou Renders for an unannounced Samsung tablet, the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus, show that the device could have a big 12.4-inch screen (via 9to5Google). That screen size wo...
09:00 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Gulf states using COVID-19 contact tracing apps as mass surveillance tools, report says
Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images A new study analyzing COVID-19 contact tracing apps conducted by Amnesty International has found that Bahrain and Kuwait are using th...
08:52 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Bose gives up on its augmented reality sound project
Image: Bose Bose is giving up on its augmented reality project, two years after debuting the idea at SXSW. As first reported by Protocol, employees working on AR at the company have left...
08:26 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Microsoft Stores remain closed as Apple and Best Buy continue reopening
Photo by Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto via Getty Images Microsoft is being a little warier than other companies when it comes to welcoming consumers back to its retail stores. Just today, App...
08:26 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Google Ads bans Zero Hedge for racist content, but reverses decision on The Federalist
Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Google says it’s banning the site Zero Hedge from its Google Ads program for racist content — but it reversed plans to ban a second site, The Fe...
07:35 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge The T-Mobile and Sprint merger is already resulting in hundreds of layoffs
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Only a couple months after the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint was completed, the enormous combined telecom company has now announced layoffs a...
07:32 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Google is bringing Microsoft Office and other Windows apps to Chromebooks
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google is partnering with Parallels to bring native Microsoft Office applications and other legacy enterprise Windows applications to Chromebooks. Googl...
07:24 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Neopets animated series will launch in fall 2021
Neopets The first Neopets animated series will launch in fall 2021, according to JumpStart CEO Jim Czulewicz. JumpStart acquired the Neopets franchise from Viacom in 2014, and the new TV...
06:30 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Google has a new Stadia starter kit, and its $30 cheaper
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge You don’t need Google’s own gamepad or dongle to try its Stadia cloud gaming service, particularly now that it works on practically any An...
06:26 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge PAX West cancels in-person event, will host PAX Online this year instead
Seattle gaming convention PAX West will not be happening this Labor Day weekend. Instead, it will shift into a nine-day online conference that takes place in the middle of September, the c...
06:00 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Humbles Fight for Racial Justice bundle packs in over $1,200 worth of games, comics, and books
Neo Cab is one of the many games you’ll get when you donate to this Humble Bundle Humble Bundle has launched its Fight for Racial Justice Bundle, which contains over $1,200 worth of PC...
05:54 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Email service Hey is selling two-letter email addresses for $999 a year
Image: Hey Hey, the newly announced email service, has a unique product on its slate of offerings: a rare, exclusive two- or three-letter email address, like [email protected] or [email protected] fo...
05:50 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Check out this archive of New York streets throughout the day
This archive is cataloging what New York streets look like throughout every day | images: New York City’s Department of Transportation Since time machines are still not a thing, there...
05:38 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Microsofts next major Windows 10 update will include the new Edge browser
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is planning to build its new Chromium-based Edge browser into Windows 10 later this year. The new browser has been available since Janua...
05:32 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Researchers uncover six-year Russian misinformation campaign across Facebook and Reddit
For six years, a mysterious group has used forged documents and a network of burner accounts to spread misinformation promoting Russian national interests, according to a new report from G...
04:51 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Etsys iOS app now lets you preview art on your wall through augmented reality
Etsy Etsy is giving iOS users the ability to see what art will look like on their wall before they buy it. People can pull up any painting, photograph, or print that’s available on Ets...
04:29 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Go read this history of smartphones as tools to document police brutality
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge In 2020, almost anyone in America has the ability to record and instantly share high-definition video at the press of a button. Smartphone cam...
04:00 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Google Meet arrives in Gmail for iOS and Android as a giant new tab
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is taking another step toward its Meet integration with Gmail today, bringing the videoconferencing service directly into Gmail for iOS and...
03:38 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge UKs Triumph Motorcycles introduces its first electric bike
Triumph, the premium British motorcycle brand most preferred by James Bond, is out with a new two-wheeler of a different sort. The Trekker GT is the world-famous motorcycle maker’s first...
03:07 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Cheap steroid reportedly improves survival for severe COVID-19 cases
Photo by BERTRAND GUAY/AFP via Getty Images A cheap, common steroid improves survival rates for COVID-19 patients on ventilators, according to a press release from the research team. The...
03:00 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge The gadgets Late Night with Seth Meyers uses to keep the show running from home
Image: NBC Consumer electronics have replaced studios during the pandemic Continue reading… ...
02:56 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge DC movies, games, and comics to get standalone 24-hour FanDome event this summer
DC Comics is preparing to host a 24-hour event this August that will include teasers and announcements for upcoming comics, games, TV shows, and films, including The Batman, Shazam!, Aquam...
02:48 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Jabras excellent Elite 75t wireless earbuds are $30 off
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge A few weeks ago, I highlighted a $100 deal on a refurbished set of Jabra Elite 75t headphones. That price remains unbeatable, though if you aren’t want...
02:03 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge The $399 Sonos Move now comes in white, adds an extra hour of battery life
Image: Sonos Sonos has announced a new color option for its portable $399 Move speaker: it now comes in a “lunar white” design in addition to the grayish-black color the company alre...
02:00 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Boston Dynamics will now sell any business its own Spot robot for $74,500
Image: Boston Dynamics Robotmaker Boston Dynamics has finally put its four-legged robot Spot on general sale. After years of development, the company began leasing the machine to busines...
02:00 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Fantastical 3.1 adds new features specifically designed for working from home
Calendar app Fantastical is getting its first major update since developer Flexibits rebooted the app with a new subscription model back in January, and it’s focused on adding a variety ...
02:00 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Sen. Ed Markey on the politics of technology
Photo illustration by William Joel | Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images A Vergecast interview Continue reading… ...
01:35 pm - Tue, June 16, 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...
01:25 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Whats left of Magic Leap?
Magic Leap founder Rony Abovitz, who stepped down as CEO in May. | Photo by Scott Olson / Getty Images The dream of mixed reality is on life support Continue reading… ...
01:13 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge HTCs phones have officially made it into the 5G era
Image: HTC HTC’s ailing smartphone division has unveiled a pair of new handsets, including the company’s first 5G phone. The HTC U20 5G and HTC Desire 20 Pro are coming to the Taiwan...
01:12 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Valorant is getting its first proper tournament series
Riot Games just took a big step toward turning its team shooter Valorant into the next big competitive game. Today, the developer announced the Valorant Ignition Series, a competitive circ...
01:00 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge You can now send photos straight from Lightroom to Photoshop on iPad
Image: Adobe Adobe is making it easier to move images between its two biggest iPad apps. After an update today, Lightroom on iPad will have an “Edit in Photoshop” button that will se...
01:00 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Dropbox officially launches its own password manager and a secure vault for your files
Image: Dropbox Dropbox is launching a bunch of new features today, many of which are security-focused, including the password manager that was first spotted earlier this month; a “vaul...
12:00 pm - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Bringing stars back to the Steel City
Turning down Pittsburgh’s lights might help the city see stars — but first, astronomers need a map of the city’s light pollution Continue reading… ...
11:26 am - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Amazon deploys AI distance assistants to notify warehouse workers if they get too close
Amazon, which is currently being sued for allegedly failing to protect workers from COVID-19, has unveiled a new AI tool it says will help employees follow social distancing rules. The com...
11:00 am - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Yelpnow lets businesses list the COVID-19 safety measures theyre taking
Image: Yelp As restaurants across the US begin to reopen, Yelp is rolling out new tools to allow business owners to share the safety measures they’re taking to keep both customers and ...
10:57 am - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Nintendos free jump rope game is a simple way to exercise with a Switch
Image: Nintendo Jump Rope Challenge is a charming new free game from Nintendo that uses a pair of Joy-Cons to jump a virtual rope. You hold the Joy-Cons as though they’re jump-rope han...
10:35 am - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge EU opens Apple antitrust investigations into App Store and Apple Pay practices
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The European Commission is opening two antitrust investigations into Apple’s App Store and Apple Pay practices today. The first investigation wi...
10:00 am - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge How humans are beating machines in the effort to fight the spread of COVID-19
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Last week I wrote about a set of predictions that I got spectacularly wrong. Today, to soothe my fragile ego, let’s talk about a case where I wa...
09:53 am - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Microsoft can now import your banking activity into Excel
Microsoft is launching a new Money in Excel feature that’s designed to help the millions of people who use Excel to track budgets and personal finances. Money in Excel is a template and ...
09:26 am - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Teslas Model S is the first electric car with 400-mile range EPA rating
Photo by David Bush / The Verge The Tesla Model S Long Range Plus now has an EPA-rated range of 402 miles, making it the first electric vehicle to receive a rating of over 400 miles from...
09:08 am - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge Apple faces another EU antitrust complaint as App Store pressure grows
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is facing yet another European antitrust complaint, after Rakuten’s Kobo subsidiary complained to the European Commission about Apple’s ...
09:00 am - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge HowLegos Mario sets bring the magic of Nintendo to life
Photo: Lego Mario is making the jump from the digital worlds of the Mushroom Kingdom to a new — but fitting — collaboration with Lego that lets players build their own IRL Super Mari...
08:55 am - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge TikTok clone Zynn has now been removed from the iOS App Store as well
Zynn, the Chinese video sharing app that’s a near button-for-button clone of TikTok, has been removed from Apple’s App Store. The app was previously taken down from Google’s Play Sto...
07:30 am - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge The latest Philips Hue bulb is bigger and brighter
The Hue A21 White bulb. | Photo: Signify The Philips Hue line is getting a few new products today, the most popular of which is likely to be a new bulb that’s much brighter than typica...
05:29 am - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge The nationwide T-Mobile outage is over, calls should be working again
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T customers were mystified on Monday when their calls stopped going through, in what turned out to be a nationwid...
12:22 am - Tue, June 16, 2020
The Verge The FDA just approved the first prescription video game its for kids with ADHD
Akili Interactive It might not look like much of a video game, but Akili Interactive’s EndeavorRX, formerly Project EVO, may go down in history: it’s the first video game that can le...
10:34 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Apple says the App Store created $517 billion in commerce last year
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple on Monday touted the findings of a new study from economic consulting firm Analysis Group that says the App Store was responsible for $5...
10:34 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Apple says the App Store created $519 billion in commerce last year
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple on Monday touted the findings of a new study from economic consulting firm Analysis Group that says the App Store was responsible for $5...
10:00 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Ferrari ruined its Rendez-vous revival with digital image stabilization
Ferrari has released a six minute video called Le Grand Rendez-Vous, a modern spin on C’était un Rendez-vous, the classic 1976 single-take short film that features a driver recklessly t...
09:46 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Instagrams CEO says the platform is examining how its policies affect black users
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri said Monday that the platform is taking steps to “better support the black community” and will review how it recomm...
09:41 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Peloton will now allow users to identify as nonbinary on its app
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Peloton announced today that users now have the option to select nonbinary as their gender, as part of the company’s broader commitment to P...
09:41 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Peloton will now allow users to identify as nonbinary
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Peloton announced today that users now have the option to select nonbinary as their gender, as part of the company’s broader commitment to P...
09:17 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Apple updates Developer app to add Mac support ahead of online-only WWDC
Image: Apple Apple has released a Mac version of its Apple Developer app, a week before its Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off. Apple initially launched the app in late 2019, but ...
09:13 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Were never going to get meaningful data on self-driving car testing
The US Department of Transportation launched a new voluntary program to collect and share data from autonomous vehicle operators. Companies testing AVs on public roads are invited to submi...
08:36 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Game developers could make the next Pokmon Go with new widely available Google Maps tools
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google is opening up its Google Maps Platform to everyone so developers can incorporate Maps data into their games, the company announced on Monday....
08:29 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Like Zoom, Microsoft Teams will let you see 49 people at a time this fall
Microsoft is expanding the number of participants visible during a Teams meeting to 49, the company announced in a blog post Monday. The maximum number of participants in a private Teams m...
07:57 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T phone calls are failing across the US
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are experiencing network issues across the US, according to user reports on Downdetector and on social media. ...
07:57 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge T-Mobiles network is down and its affecting calls from Verizon and AT&T too
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T customers are experiencing issues placing calls across the US, according to user reports on Downdetector and on...
07:26 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Microsoft Teams and Google Meet both have closed captions, heres how they compare
Photo courtesy Google Many years ago, when I was studying ASL (American Sign Language), my teachers used to depend on separate devices that would hook into their TV sets to supply closed...
07:24 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge The 2021 Oscars are delayed two months
Matt Petit - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has decided to delay the Oscars by two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 93r...
07:04 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Fortnites device event blew up The Agency and turned the storm into water
Things are getting weird on the Fortnite island. Today’s much-anticipated event, called simply “The Device,” was a confusing yet thrilling ride, and one that hints at some big change...
06:50 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge I paid an Etsy psychic to draw my soulmate
ThePsychicArtist It’s been 87 days since Governor Andrew Cuomo issued social-distancing guidelines in New York. Eighty-seven days trying to read the books gathering dust on my shelves ...
06:42 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Former eBay security director arrested for harassing journalist with live cockroaches
eBay new logo STOCK Six former eBay employees have been charged with a bizarre stalking campaign against an e-commerce newsletter. The Department of Justice alleges that James Baugh, Dav...
06:30 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge AT&T turned HBO Max into a superhero with a comic book
I don’t think of streaming services as heroes, mostly because streaming services are not real people, and most of them are owned by multibillion-dollar conglomerates with no interest in ...
04:58 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge FDA ends emergency authorization for hydroxychloroquine
Photo by GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration is withdrawing emergency authorization for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as treatments for COVID-19, the a...
04:23 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Apple will give students free AirPods when they buy a MacBook Air or iPad Air
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple’s back-to-school promotion for 2020 is an especially good one if you’re in need of some headphones. At Apple’s education store, students and...
03:50 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Legos new Mindstorms kit lets kids build their own walking, talking robots
The kit comes with instructions on how to build five robots. | Image: Lego Lego’s Mindstorms Robot Inventor kit is a new set that lets kids build and design robots. You get 949 pieces ...
03:05 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge EA announces Star Wars: Squadrons, a new first-person starfighter dogfighting game
EA has announced a new Star Wars game, Star Wars: Squadrons, a first-person space combat game that will have players flying the series’s famous starfighters in head-to-head single-player...
02:35 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Amazons Echo Studio is $30 off and includes a free Philips Hue bulb
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Amazon’s Echo Studio is its first great-sounding smart speaker, and you can get it for $170 today. That’s $30 off its regular price, which we only sa...
02:19 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge WhatsApp launches digital payments in Brazil after beta testing in India
WhatsApp After testing a beta version in India, WhatsApp has launched in-app payments in Brazil, the company announced in a blog post on Monday (via TechCrunch). The payments are enabled...
01:50 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Apple now selling DIY SSD upgrade kits for the Mac Pro
Photo by Avery White for The Verge Apple will begin selling an SSD kit for the Mac Pro that allows buyers to add more storage to the high-end desktop computer. The kit, which Apple tells...
01:45 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Cameo now lets people pay up to $15K to have a Zoom call with a celebrity
Cameo Cameo has a new way for fans to interact with celebrities: Zoom calls. The company launched a video call option over the weekend, called Cameo Live, where people can, instead of a ...
01:00 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Tickets for the online-only Pokmon Go Fest 2020 go on sale today
Niantic has announced more information about this year’s Pokémon Go Fest, which is shifting to an online event because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets go on sale today for $14.99 thro...
01:00 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Samsungs 5G A71 will release in the US starting on June 19th
The Samsung Galaxy A71 5G is coming first to T-Mobile and Sprint. | Image: Samsung Samsung’s Galaxy A71 5G, which sits at the top of its midrange A-series lineup, will launch in the US...
12:00 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Samsungs big, curved Odyssey G7 and G9 gaming monitors are up for preorder
The 49-inch Samsung Odyssey G9 gaming monitor | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Samsung has opened up preorders for both of the new, curved QHD gaming monitors that debuted at CES 2020....
12:00 pm - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge How to watch todays Fortnite event at the Agency
Image: Epic Games Fortnite’s next big in-game event is happening soon. An ominous countdown in the Fortnite lobby, in Midas’ room in the battle pass menu, and above the central Agenc...
11:28 am - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge The Simpsons iconic Lee Carvellos Putting Challenge now exists as a playable game
It’s not as grainy as the original, but it’s an otherwise authentic re-make. | Screenshot: Lee Carvello’s Putting Challenge In season 7 episode 11 of The Simpsons, everyone’s goi...
09:39 am - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Sony promises redesigned PS5 dashboard with no pixel untouched
Sony showed off its PlayStation 5 console design last week and briefly teased the OS, now Sony’s VP of UX design at PlayStation, Matt MacLaurin, is promising an overhauled user interface...
09:00 am - Mon, June 15, 2020
The Verge Hey is a wildly opinionated new email service from the makers of Basecamp
With the world now in a seemingly permanent state of crisis, you may not be in the market for a new email address. And why would you be? Even in the best of times, getting a new email addr...
11:00 pm - Sun, June 14, 2020
The Verge Samsungs latest special edition phone is a BTS-branded Galaxy S20 Plus
Samsung is no stranger to themed special-edition smartphones, having offered Galaxy phones emblazoned with Batman logos and Star Wars themes in the past. The latest collaboration is a Gala...
08:49 pm - Sun, June 14, 2020
The Verge The Internet Archive has ended its emergency library early
Photo by Sebastian Kahnert/picture alliance via Getty Images After four commercial publishers filed a lawsuit earlier this month, the Internet Archive ended its National Emergency Librar...
07:34 pm - Sun, June 14, 2020
The Verge Germany says its coronavirus contact tracing app is ready
Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Germany’s health minister said Sunday that its contact tracing smartphone app will be launched this week, Reuters reported. The app...
05:30 pm - Sun, June 14, 2020
The Verge Computex 2020 is officially canceled
Photo by Vlad Savov / The Verge After initially postponing it from June to September, organizers have now canceled Computex 2020 due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Th...
01:41 pm - Sun, June 14, 2020
The Verge Microsoft reportedly restores custom Xbox Live gamerpic uploads
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft has restored custom Xbox Live gamerpics, Windows Central reported. The software giant turned off the ability to upload gamerpics, club p...
09:19 pm - Sat, June 13, 2020
The Verge Tesla reportedly adding USB-C ports and wireless phone charging to US-made Model 3 vehicles
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Tesla has started adding a wireless phone charger and USB-C ports to Model 3 vehicles built at its Fremont, Calif. factory, Elektrek reported. As first...
06:48 pm - Sat, June 13, 2020
The Verge Microsoft Teams now lets you upload your own photos as background images on video calls
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge It might not necessarily make that early Monday morning video call more fun, but Microsoft Teams will now let users upload their own photos for cu...
06:03 pm - Sat, June 13, 2020
The Verge Persona 4 Golden is out on Steam
Persona 4 Golden, the enhanced version of Persona 4 for PlayStation Vita, is launching for PC via Steam. The game is available as a standard version for $19.99 or a deluxe edition — whic...
04:53 pm - Sat, June 13, 2020
The Verge How to watch the PC Gaming Show and Future Games Show today, June 13
Image: Summer Game Fest Even if the world’s biggest video game expos have been canceled this year, we’re being treated to an unprecedented array of virtual events in their place — ...
03:03 pm - Sat, June 13, 2020
The Verge Twitter reinstates Zero Hedge account saying its earlier suspension was an error
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter has reinstated the account for markets blogging site Zero Hedge, and says its decision to suspend the account for “platform manipulation...
02:00 pm - Sat, June 13, 2020
The Verge SpaceX launched more Starlink satellites on Falcon 9, and three Planet SkySats hitched a ride
Falcon 9 launched 58 Starlink satellites and three Planet Skysats to orbit, then returned to Earth. | SpaceX SpaceX launched 58 new Starlink satellites on its Falcon 9 rocket on Saturda...
01:00 pm - Sat, June 13, 2020
The Verge Here are some Fathers Day deals that are happening now
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Father’s Day in the US is coming up on Sunday, June 21st. That’s next week, so you still have time to do some shopping. Given that the COVID-19 pand...
12:38 pm - Sat, June 13, 2020
The Verge 7 new trailers to watch this week
Photo: Patti Perret / Orion Pictures I watched Spirited Away a few weeks ago for the first time in years, and it was just such a stunning encapsulation of how good Studio Ghibli is at bu...
12:24 am - Sat, June 13, 2020
The Verge Big tech companies are responding to George Floyd in a way they never did for Michael Brown
Photo illustration by William Joel | Photography by Michael B. Thomas/AFP via Getty Images,  Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Amazon, Apple, Facebook and their peers put out stateme...
11:21 pm - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Tenet and Wonder Woman 1984 delayed by Warner Bros.
Wonder Woman 1984 and Christopher Nolan’s Tenet are being delayed as studios grapple with when they can start releasing their biggest movies in theaters around the world. Tenet will now ...
09:51 pm - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: Android 11 beta, PS5 reveal, and big tech halts facial recognition for police
Dieter Bohn / The Verge There’s a new episode of The Vergecast to fill you in on all of the news from this week. Join Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and a rotation of other reporters and ed...
08:20 pm - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Another innovative company has given up on revolutionizing mobile photography
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Light, the company behind the Nokia 9’s unique array of five rear cameras, has given up on its unconventional effort to revolutionize the cameras in ...
08:17 pm - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge WarnerMedia is getting rid of the HBO Go app
Just weeks after the launch of HBO Max, which added to the already confusing HBO product lineup of HBO, HBO Go, and HBO Now, WarnerMedia is making some changes in an attempt to reduce some...
08:03 pm - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Elon Musk has two Las Vegas casinos asking for Boring Company tunnels
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images Elon Musk’s Boring Company is already looking to dig more tunnels in Las Vegas, Nevada, after it finished excavating the first two under the city’s...
06:47 pm - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge The PS5 is huge, according to internet detectives
Sony has finally shown off what the PlayStation 5 will look like, but there’s one very big question about the design that’s still unclear: just how big is the PlayStation 5? We’ll l...
06:04 pm - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Bikes can be a tool for protest and police brutality
Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Images of police officers using bikes to violently suppress protests have prompted a forceful reply from the cyclin...
04:43 pm - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Insomniac confirms Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a standalone PS5 game
Insomniac Games has confirmed that the newly announced Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be a standalone title for the PlayStation 5, quashing rumors that the title was simply a remastered ve...
04:41 pm - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Go read this Wall Street Journal article about New Yorks missteps combatting the coronavirus
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The state of New York has the most confirmed cases and deaths of COVID-19, and a new report by The Wall Street Journal details how the state’s p...
03:43 pm - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Go read this BuzzFeed News story about how Peloton workers feared for their safety
Photo by Ezra Shaw / Getty Images Peloton enjoyed huge demand for its high-end exercise bikes in the first quarter of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which kept gyms closed and ant...
03:20 pm - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Facebook contest reveals deepfake detection is still an unsolved problem
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook has announced the results of its first Deepfake Detection Challenge, an open competition to find algorithms that can spot AI-manipulated ...
02:55 pm - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Beats Solo Pro noise-canceling headphones are $70 off for the first time
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge The Beats Solo Pro wireless on-ear headphones with active noise cancellation are $230 at Best Buy and Amazon, which is $20 cheaper than the best deal we...
02:55 pm - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Verizon has new student discounts on unlimited plans for college students
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Verizon has a new student discount offer for college students, offering a $10-per-month discount on a single line or $25-per-month discount on two...
02:39 pm - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Its hard to figure out how often people without symptoms spread COVID-19
COVID-19 testing at a pop-up site in New York City. | Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP via Getty Images In January, early reports out of China started to hint that people infected with the co...
02:15 pm - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Rollerball imagined a completely different future of fame
via IMDb The Verge is a place where you can consider the future. So are movies. In Yesterday’s Future, we revisit a movie about the future and consider the things it tells us about tod...
02:00 pm - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Sonys surprise PS5 Digital Edition sets up a next-gen price war
Image: Sony Sony finally revealed its PlayStation 5 console hardware this week, and while the console design will undoubtedly be labeled divisive, the real surprise was Sony’s plans fo...
01:04 pm - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Sonys PS5 reveal was the best look yet at next-gen gaming
Image: Sony Ahead of the long-awaited arrival of the next generation of video game consoles, Microsoft had clearly grabbed the initiative. Its reveal of the Xbox Series X at the Game Awa...
12:42 pm - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Zoom plans new blocking features to comply with requests from Chinese government
Zoom says it’s working on new features that will allow it to block users based on their geographical location after admitting it recently suspended three user accounts based in Hong Kong...
11:12 am - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Watch astronaut Leland Melvin and Bill Nye discuss racial injustice and space exploration
Planetary Leland Melvin never thought he would be a NASA astronaut when he was growing up in Lynchburg, Virginia. “I didn’t think about becoming an astronaut because I didn’t see s...
10:31 am - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge YouTube says gaming ad views to fundraise for Black Lives Matter violates policies
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge YouTube has warned against videos that try to game its Adsense system by encouraging viewers to repeatedly watch the video or click its ads to dr...
10:29 am - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Spanish soccer returns with computer-generated crowds, and it actually works
Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images Sports are gradually returning to our TV screens after the coronavirus pandemic brought virtually all competition around the world to a sud...
10:00 am - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Evan Spiegel on maps, Minis, and the future of Snapchat
On Thurssday Snap held its second-ever partner summit as a virtual event, announcing a new suite of products and developer tools for Snapchat. The inaugural event was one of the more memor...
08:31 am - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge Veteran chip engineer Jim Keller leaves Intel after just two years
Jim Keller is an industry veteran who previously worked at Apple, AMD, and Tesla. | Image: Intel Veteran chip designer Jim Keller has left Intel after just two years at the firm. Intel s...
07:01 am - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge The Last of Us Part II is uncomfortable and exhausting, but thats what makes it great
Naughty Dog returns to its post-apocalyptic world on PS4 Continue reading… ...
01:23 am - Fri, June 12, 2020
The Verge New T-Mobile CEO tweets Bye-bye, Tucker Carlson, wont sponsor him anymore
Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images T-Mobile’s new CEO tweeted “Bye-bye Tucker Carlson” multiple times this week and said his company will no longer sponsor Carlson’s Fox Ne...
11:07 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge VWs first mass-market EV suffers delay thanks to software struggles
Image: Volkswagen Volkswagen is delaying the release of certain versions of the all-electric ID 3 because the car’s software isn’t ready, confirming months of reports from German out...
11:01 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge The PlayStation 5s design is being relentlessly mocked on Twitter
Image: Petrana Radulovic Sony finally unveiled the design of the PlayStation 5 today and it certainly... stands out. You won’t be able to miss it next to your TV or your on your desk. ...
10:58 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Snap CEO Spiegel says the company wont release diversity numbers publicly
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told employees that it would keep its diversity numbers private because they might perpetuate the belief that Silicon Valley...
10:30 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Theres a simple trick to watch YouTube videos without any ads
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Over on Reddit (and as highlighted by Android Police and 9to5Google), someone has posted a simple way of watching YouTube videos in a web browser ...
09:58 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Watch the 24 biggest trailers from the PS5 event
In case you weren’t watching the live-streamed event, Sony showed off a slate of games, including a few exclusives, coming to the PlayStation 5. The wait for details on next-gen games ...
09:47 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Itch.ios amazing 1,500-game charity bundle surpasses $5 million goal
Image: Extremely OK Games Indie gaming storefront Itch.io is currently offering arguably the best video game bundle in history: more than 1,500 games and counting for just $5, with all p...
09:39 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge The PS5 is getting a camera, charging dock, headphones, and media remote accessories
Sony officially revealed what the PlayStation 5 console will look like. Alongside it, the company also announced a range of accessories for the new console, including a wireless headset, a...
09:26 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Sony announces PlayStation 5 Digital Edition with no disc drive
Image: Sony Sony had one big surprise it snuck into the final minutes of its PlayStation 5 reveal event: a digital-only version of the upcoming next-gen console. Simply called the PS5 D...
09:20 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Resident Evil Village revealed at Sonys PlayStation 5 event
Image: Sony Sony announced Resident Evil Village, the eighth entry in Capcom’s Resident Evil series, during its PlayStation 5 event today. The game will be released in 2021. Village ap...
09:11 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Demons Souls is being remade for the PS5
A remake of Demon’s Souls, FromSoftware’s punishing action roleplaying game, is coming to PlayStation 5, Sony announced today. Bluepoint Games, which also developed the PlayStation 4 r...
09:11 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge This is the PlayStation 5
Sony is finally revealing what the PlayStation 5 looks like. After nearly an hour of PS5 game announcements, Sony revealed the hardware design after teasing it for the duration of its PS5 ...
09:10 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Horizon Zero Dawn is getting a PS5 sequel, Horizon Forbidden West
A Horizon Zero Dawn sequel, titled Horizon Forbidden West, is coming exclusively to PlayStation 5. Guerrilla Games is working on a follow-up, announced today, to the 2017 action roleplayin...
09:00 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Now all Google Assistant devices will be able to tell whos talking to them
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is adding its Voice Match and default speaker selection features to all Google Assistant-compatible devices, the company announced Thursday...
08:55 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge The creators behind Sword & Sworcery return on the PS5 with Jett: The Far Shore
Image: Sony The co-creators of indie hit Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP are back after nearly a decade with a new game, called Jett: The Far Shore, coming to Sony’s PlayStation...
08:09 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Spider-Man: Miles Morales is coming to the PS5 this year
Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the sequel to 2018’s PS4-exclusive Spider-Man, is officially heading to the PS5, Sony announced today at its PlayStation 5 gameplay event. The original Spider-...
07:59 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Nextdoor tells community leads to allow Black Lives Matter discussions after expos
Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images After widespread outcry over racist moderation systems, Nextdoor is reshaping its policies on how its communities deal with discussi...
07:30 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Twitch will begin scanning and deleting clips that contain copyrighted music
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitch plans to start automatically scanning clips of live streams for copyrighted music following a wave of takedown requests on years-old videos...
06:47 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge You can now play Google Stadia on practically any Android phone
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service is still riddled with limitations, but one of the biggest hurdles to adoption may have just disappeared...
06:39 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge How to enable the new media controls in the Android 11 beta
Dieter Bohn / The Verge One of the Android 11 beta features that I was most looking forward to was accessing the media controls in the quick menu. But after my Pixel 3 updated, I was sur...
06:28 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Chris Cox is returning to Facebook as chief product officer
A year after quitting the company over differences with CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the company’s direction, Chris Cox is returning to Facebook as its chief product officer. The company sai...
06:01 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Microsoft wont sell facial recognition to police until Congress passes new privacy law
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft has followed competitors Amazon and IBM in restricting how it provides facial recognition technology to third parties, in particular to ...
06:00 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge YouTube commits $100 million to amplify black creators
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube is launching a $100 million fund to “amplify” the voices of black creators on its platform by developing talent and funding new shows....
05:51 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge OpenAI will start selling its text-generation tech, and the first customers include Reddit
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Research lab OpenAI, which started as a nonprofit with the goal of mitigating the potential harms of artificial intelligence, has announced its fi...
05:45 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Snap announces Minis to bring other apps into Snapchat
Snap today announced Minis, a suite of miniature applications made by third-party developers that run inside of Snapchat. Minis are built using HTML and enable a range of experiences from ...
05:41 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Biden campaign petitions Facebook to change its policies on misinformation and political ads
John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images In an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is urging t...
05:14 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Fords electric F-150 will go on sale in 2022
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Ford has spent the last few years promising it will make an all-electric version of its extremely popular pickup truck, the F-150. Now the company...
05:09 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Apple launches $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is launching a $100 million initiative to promote racial equality for people of color with a focus on “education, economic equality, and c...
04:52 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Apples virtual WWDC keynote will take place on June 22nd at 1PM ET
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple’s virtual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote will take place on Monday, June 22nd at 1PM ET, the company announced today. Apple has a...
04:48 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge The best free apps for video calling
Photo by Stefano Guidi/Getty Images As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to limit face-to-face association, most of us are relying on video calls to keep in touch with work colleagues, fam...
04:42 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge EPA tells Amazon and eBay to stop selling fake coronavirus-killing products
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The US Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Amazon and eBay to stop selling pesticides that falsely claim to kill the novel coronavirus. Th...
04:11 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Here are some movies about racial injustice that you can watch for free
A still taken from Selma. | Image: Paramount Pictures Several films that feature a cast of predominantly black actors — many of which were directed by black filmmakers — are availabl...
04:01 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Activision investigating Call of Dutys larger than expected 84GB Xbox patch
Image: Activision / Infinity Ward Some Xbox players hoping to download Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s much-anticipated fourth season today have discovered that the patch is 40GB larger...
03:53 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is $300 off for the first time at Amazon
Photo by Avery White for The Verge Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra is $300 off for the first time at Amazon. This phone usually costs $1,400, and today’s sale brings it down to $1,100, le...
03:00 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Call of Dutys new season launches today with big Warzone changes and a Captain Price skin
Image: Activision Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s latest season launches today, bringing with it a slew of changes to its Warzone battle royale spinoff and the addition of fan favorite ...
02:49 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Google renew pledge to fight online child exploitation
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A group of tech platforms has announced a new initiative aimed at combating online child sexual abuse, CNBC reported. Facebook, Google, Microsoft,...
02:29 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Digital game downloads for the Nintendo Switch are heavily discounted right now
Nintendo is hosting one of the biggest sales yet on Switch games, knocking 30 percent off the regular $60 price of titles that rarely see much of a discount, like New Super Mario Bros. U D...
02:00 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge How to watch Sonys PS5 game live stream
If you’ve been longing to learn more about the PlayStation 5, Sony’s new console, you’ll want to tune into the company’s live stream event that starts at 4PM ET / 1PM PT, Thursday,...
01:50 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Working from home, with robots
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge How Boston Dynamics’ engineers are upgrading the company’s four-legged Spot from their basements and backyards Continue readin...
01:16 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Amazon reportedly faces EU antitrust charges over use of third-party seller data
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The European Union is set to file formal antitrust charges against Amazon over its use of third-party seller data, The Wall Street Journal reports...
01:12 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Motorola Moto E (2020) and Moto G Fast review: smartphone basics on a budget
Motorola’s least expensive phones give you what you pay for Continue reading… ...
01:02 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Black scientists call out racism in their institutions
A man raises his fist during “Justice for Black Lives,” at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, MA on June 06, 2020. | Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images ...
01:00 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Adobe launches Photoshop Camera, a free app with tons of elaborate face filters
Image: Adobe Adobe is launching a new app today called Photoshop Camera that’s filled with a bunch of very elaborate filters that can change your face and the world around you. Some of...
01:00 pm - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge In Shirley, art is a monster that consumes other people
Writing, as represented in pop culture, is often shown in one of two ways, both a fantasy. It is either a lucrative vocation that affords free spirits a comfortable lifestyle where they ar...
11:11 am - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Of course Grados Hemp headphones cost $420
The Hemp Headphone is a ‘slow burn,’ according to the company. | Image: Grado Grado is no stranger to building headphones out of weird and wonderful materials. Alongside its regular ...
11:04 am - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Anonymous Camera is a new app that uses AI to quickly anonymize photos and videos
Our faces have never been more vulnerable. Facial recognition algorithms make it easy to identify individuals from a single snap — a fact that’s particularly relevant at a time of prot...
11:00 am - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Android 11 may be the best texting platform if you use multiple chat apps
Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge The official beta for the next version of Android is out now, and if you have a spare Pixel phone, I really do recommend you check it out. If you don’t...
10:00 am - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge How tech companies are fighting antitrust efforts with front groups
Artist: William Joel One of the big rules on Facebook is that you have to use your real name. This policy has created some controversy over the years, since it makes life harder for some...
09:46 am - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Google, Facebook, and Twitter to produce monthly reports on coronavirus disinformation for the EU
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The EU is stepping up efforts to combat online disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, requesting that US tech giants produce monthly repor...
09:46 am - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Google, Facebook, and Twitter to produce regular reports on coronavirus disinformation for the EU
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The EU is stepping up efforts to combat online disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, requesting that US tech giants produce monthly repor...
08:59 am - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Twitter experiments with emoji tweet reactions, again
A shocked face emoji is shown as one of the potential reactions. | Image: Apple Twitter is developing a new feature that would let users react to tweets with emoji, according to app rese...
07:09 am - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Apple pulls podcast apps in China after government pressure
Pocket Casts for iOS. | Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge Apple has removed Pocket Casts, the popular iOS and Android podcast client, from the App Store in China. The Cyberspace Administra...
12:38 am - Thu, June 11, 2020
The Verge Amazon launches two new Kindle Paperwhite colors
Image: Amazon Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite now comes in two new colors, plum and and sage (via The Digital Reader). That means the Paperwhite is now available in four different colors ...
10:43 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Grubhub spurns Uber and will merge with Europes Just Eat Takeaway
After nearly a month of back-and-forth, Grubhub has walked away from a potential acquisition from Uber and will instead merge with European company Just Eat Takeaway. The all-stock deal is...
09:37 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Amazon bans police from using its facial recognition technology for the next year
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is announcing a one-year moratorium on allowing law enforcement to use its controversial Rekognition facial recognition platform, the e-com...
09:18 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Tesla becomes most valuable automaker as more workers contract COVID-19
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla’s stock price hit $1,000 for the first time on Wednesday, meaning the Silicon Valley company has now passed Toyota in market capitalizatio...
08:37 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Android 11 beta: all the announcements
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Here’s all the news about the Android 11 beta Continue reading… ...
07:17 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Twitter would like you to actually read stories before you retweet them
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Wednesday, Twitter announced that it will begin testing a new feature that will prompt users to think before they tweet articles they haven’t...
07:06 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Verizons Samsung Galaxy S20 has mmWave 5G but less RAM
Standard Samsung Galaxy S20 | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Samsung released a new model of the Galaxy S20 with support for Verizon’s Ultra Wideband millimeter-wave 5G network last...
06:30 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Where is Googles Pixel 4A?
Image: Google Under normal circumstances, Google would have introduced its Pixel 4A smartphone by now. Last year’s Pixel 3A and 3A XL upended what consumers could expect from a $400 ph...
06:09 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Facebook lifts ad ban on non-medical face masks
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge Facebook is partially lifting its advertising ban on face masks and will now allow third-party businesses to advertise cloth masks and other non...
05:15 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Five new features Android 11 borrows from the iPhone
Photo by Avery White for The Verge Android 11’s first public beta has arrived today, and it brings a bunch of big new features to Google’s operating system — including a few that s...
05:03 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge How to install the Android 11 public beta
Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge Android 11’s developer preview phase has been kicking around for the past few months, but now it’s in public beta. My colleague Dieter Bohn got an in...
05:00 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Android 11: conversations, bubbles, and making sense of complexity
The Android 11 beta is available now for Pixel phones Continue reading… ...
04:47 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Researchers detail huge hack-for-hire campaigns against environmentalists
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Hackers for hire have targeted thousands of individuals as part of campaigns against environmental advocacy groups, journalists, and others, accor...
04:17 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Contact tracing programs have to work with local communities to be successful
Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Tracking the spread of COVID-19 could help fight the pandemic — but a lot of people aren’t answering the phone when contact tracers call. To g...
03:28 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge HBO Max temporarily removes Gone with the Wind because of racist depictions
Image: Warner Bros. Following a scathing opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times by 12 Years a Slave writer John Ridley in which he called for the removal of Gone with the Wind from HBO M...
03:11 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Change.orgaccused of siphoning donations from George Floyd petition
Photo: Change.org A Change.org petition demanding accountability for the killing of George Floyd has come under criticism for a misleading fundraising feature. In a Medium post on Tuesda...
03:11 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Intels 3D-stacked Lakefield chips are here to take on ARM in laptops, tablets, and foldables
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Intel’s 3D-stacked Lakefield processors are finally getting an official debut after months of previews, promising to bring a smaller, more versa...
02:39 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Bowers & Wilkins PX5 wireless noise-canceling headphones are $80 off today
Bowers & Wilkins Bowers & Wilkins’ PX5 on-ear wireless headphones with noise cancellation are $80 off at both Best Buy (available for delivery or curbside pickup) and Amazon. Y...
02:11 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Cruise is using food bank deliveries as cover to run teststhat may violate stay-home orders, drivers say
Photo by Andrej Sokolow / Picture Alliance via Getty Images Cruise’s self-driving cars are back on the road in San Francisco, but the company may be skirting the city’s shelter-in-pl...
02:06 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge No Mans Sky is adding crossplay for Xbox One, PC, and PS4
No Man’s Sky is heading to Xbox Game Pass on June 11th, along with a Windows 10 version. Developer Hello Games announced that, beginning tomorrow, the game will be available with cross-p...
02:05 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Google removes TikTok clone Zynn from Play Store after reports of plagiarism
Chinese video app Zynn, a clone of the hugely popular Chinese video app TikTok, has been removed from Google’s Play Store following accusations of plagiarism. As reported by Wired this ...
12:32 pm - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Telehealth app Babylon Health allowed users to view other patients video consultations
Babylon Health, one of the biggest players in the growing telehealth market, has admitted that a data breach in its app allowed a small number of users in the UK to view recordings of othe...
11:00 am - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge What Windows can teach the Mac about the switch to ARM processors
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge We knew ARM-based Mac processors were coming, but Mark Gurman is reporting at Bloomberg that Apple will announce the transition at its online-only WWDC ...
10:00 am - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge TikTok is having a monster 2020
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Today felt like an unusual lull in the intersection of our many unfolding national and global crises, and so I thought I’d take the opportunity ...
09:59 am - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge AMC wants to reopen cinemas in July but its not clear audiences are ready
Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images AMC has reiterated its hope to reopen the company’s cinemas in July after posting a staggering loss, The Wall Street Journal reports. On an earnings ca...
09:59 am - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge AMC wants to reopen cinemas in July, but its not clear audiences are ready
Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images AMC has reiterated its hope to reopen the company’s cinemas in July after posting a staggering financial loss, The Wall Street Journal reports. On an e...
09:00 am - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Reddit names Y Combinator CEO Michael Seibel as Alexis Ohanians replacement
Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images for TechCrunch Reddit has named Y Combinator CEO Michael Seibel to its board of directors. In addition to running the well-known accelerator, Seibel ...
08:58 am - Wed, June 10, 2020
The Verge Twitters version of Stories rolls out in India
“Fleets,” Twitter’s take on Snapchat/Instagram-style stories, just became available in India. The feature is gradually rolling out around the world; after initially launching in Braz...
10:40 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Honda pauses production and closes offices following ransomware attack
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Honda’s global operations have been hit with a ransomware attack and the Japanese automaker is still working to get everything back online. ...
09:56 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Quibi adds Chromecast support for watching shows on a big screen
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Streaming service Quibi has updated its iOS app to support streaming to a television using Google Chromecast. The update, released Tuesday, arrive...
09:16 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Senators ask FCC to redefine Section 230 after Trumps executive order
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Four United States senators have called on the Federal Communications Commission to take a “fresh look” at Section 230 of the Communications De...
08:57 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Facebooks revamped news section launches in the US with a focus on local sources
Image: Facebook Facebook is launching its revamped news tab in the US today, reports TechCrunch, and the launch will include a dedicated local news section among other topics, including ...
08:32 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge How to choose the right printer for your home office
HP The need for a home / office printer has increased as more of us are working or schooling from home. You could be a parent who needs to print out workbooks for your child. Or you may ...
08:29 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Panasonic is making it easier to use its mirrorless cameras as webcams
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Panasonic is making it easier to use its mirrorless cameras as webcams via a USB cable, thanks to a new beta version of its Lumix Tether app (via Engadge...
05:55 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge 3M sues Amazon storefront that allegedly sold fake N95 masks for $23 apiece
Photo by Alfredo Martinez/Getty Images The 3M corporation has filed suit against a third-party Amazon seller called KMJ Trading Inc, which allegedly sold more than $350,000 worth of N95 ...
05:45 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Asus ZenBook Duo review: two screens, too many compromises
A great concept and a so-so laptop Continue reading… ...
05:44 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Bungie outlines next two years of Destiny 2, says no plans to make another sequel
Image: Bungie Game developer Bungie detailed the future roadmap of its sprawling online shooter Destiny 2 on Tuesday in a Twitch live stream packed with news about where the game is goin...
05:19 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Bungie details Destiny 2s next-gen future, including free PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrades
Destiny 2 is coming to the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, and today Bungie has given additional details on just what that transition will look like when the ports release this holiday se...
04:30 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Signal can now transfer your chat history to a new iPhone
Signal’s new transfer feature in action. | Image: Signal Encrypted messaging app Signal now lets you transfer your account data, including your conversation history, to a new iPhone or...
04:30 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Faze Clans new feature-length film is part of an immersive cinematic universe
Photo: Faze Clan Faze Clan is taking a page out of Marvel’s playbook. Today, the organization announced that it will release a feature-length film later this year, starring Faze talent...
04:26 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Nintendos NNID hack was almost twice as big as first reported
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Nintendo said 300,000 Nintendo Network ID (NNID) accounts were broken into as part of a hacking attempt in April, which is nearly twice as many as init...
04:17 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Bill and Ted Face the Music gets a most excellent trailer
It’s been nearly 30 years since the last movie in the series, but Bill and Ted Face the Music — the third film in the wacky, time-traveling comedy series — is finally concluding the ...
03:44 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Google acknowledges Pixel Buds connectivity issues, promises fix
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge A Google employee has acknowledged the issues some users are having with their Pixel Buds, 9to5Google reports. “I just wanted to let all of you know ...
03:34 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Samsungs new Galaxy A51 is a great deal at $289
Samsung’s midrange Galaxy A51 is $110 off at Amazon, bringing the price down to just $289. For context, this phone released just a few months ago, and it’s worth checking out if you wa...
03:00 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Razers Kishi turns your phone into a Nintendo Switch that can play Google Stadia
The most convenient controller for your Android phone, but not without a few problems Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge 5G: everything you need to know
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge 5G internet has been one of the biggest buzzwords in the tech world over the past few years. As the next generation of cellular technology, the fa...
01:56 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Tinder CEO Elie Seidman on finding love during the pandemic
Photo illustration by William Joel / The Verge | Photo By David Fitzgerald / Sportsfile via Getty Images How the app is adapting to no in-person dates Continue reading…...
01:45 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Xenoblade Chronicles Switch remaster fixes the one regret of the games developers
Xenoblade Chronicles was always an ambitious game. The sci-fi RPG, which debuted on the Wii in Japan in 2010, takes place in a massive open world set on the backs of gigantic creatures. Wh...
01:23 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Kindle update lets you delete docs directly from the device
Confirmation before permanently deleting docs or books. | Photo by Thomas Ricker / The Verge Amazon now supports permanent document and book deletion from personal libraries directly fro...
01:19 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Listen to Google Meets impressive new background noise cancellation feature in action
Image: Google Google Meet’s new AI-powered background noise cancellation has started rolling out, VentureBeat reports. Google announced the feature back in April for its G Suite Enterp...
12:49 pm - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Cities are using sewer systems as COVID-19 early warning signs
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Each day, workers at the wastewater treatment plant in New Haven, Connecticut, siphon off a bit of sewage and put it in a cooler. Then, resear...
11:01 am - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Apple will announce move to ARM-based Macs later this month, says report
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple will announce that it’s shifting from using Intel processors to its own ARM-based chips this month at WWDC 2020, Bloomberg reports. The de...
10:00 am - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Leaving content moderation to volunteers is empowering racists
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge I. Recently the president did a bad post, and a lot of people got mad. Twitter hid the post behind a warning. Snap said it wouldn’t promote the...
10:00 am - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge SpaceXs next Starlink launch will boost three hitchhiking satellites to orbit
Two of Planet’s SkySat satellites hitched a ride on this December 2018 launch of one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets. | SpaceX In the coming weeks, satellite operator Planet will hitch...
09:52 am - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Microsofts AI journalists confuse mixed-race Little Mix singers on MSN homepage
The AI editors confused Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock (left) and Jade Thirlwall (right). | Image composite: Getty Microsoft’s decision to replace human journalists with AI to run ...
09:39 am - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Twitter starts aggressively fact-checking tweets linking 5G to COVID-19
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is now fact-checking tweets that link 5G and the COVID-19 pandemic by adding a label that promises to get users “the facts about COVID-1...
04:12 am - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge Court denies arrest warrant for Samsung heir
Photo by Chris Jung/NurPhoto via Getty Images Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong has escaped arrest after a court in Seoul denied prosecutors’ request to detain him while they conduct an invest...
12:49 am - Tue, June 9, 2020
The Verge IBM will no longer offer, develop, or research facial recognition technology
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge IBM will no longer offer general purpose facial recognition or analysis software, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna said in a letter to Congress today. The c...
11:35 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Google Duo now lets you send Zoom-like invite links for group video calls
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google’s Duo video calling platform now has invite links on mobile, making it even more of a viable competitor to Zoom and other videoconferenci...
11:01 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Teslas second largest shareholder invests $35 million in air taxi startup Lilium
German air taxi startup Lilium said on Monday it has raised an additional $35 million to fuel its goal of launching an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle by 2025. That...
10:53 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Heres how Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri answer the question, Do black lives matter?
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Digital assistants from Amazon, Apple, and Google state their support for the Black Lives Matter movement when prompted (via Business Insider). As peo...
09:59 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge This Nintendo Switch stylus pen makes pressure-sensitive art
Nintendo Switch styluses aren’t exactly a common accessory for the hybrid gaming system. Sure, there have been a few attempts, but nothing has come close to making a stylus a practical a...
09:36 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Twitter is working to bring back verification
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is working on a new system for verifying users, according to a tweet by reverse engineer and online sleuth Jane Manchun Wong. She discover...
09:28 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge The ACLU is suing Los Angeles over its controversial scooter tracking system
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images The American Civil Liberties Union sued Los Angeles Monday over the city’s requirement that electric scooter rental companies provide anonymized real-t...
07:45 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Twitch streamers are getting blindsided by years-old copyright notices
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Over the last few days, a furor has been brewing on Twitch: out of the blue, streamers started seeing copyright takedown notices appear in their i...
07:00 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Summer game fest: how to watch this summers digital gaming events
Image: Summer Game Fest Even though E3, Gamescom, and other summer gaming events have become online-only or outright canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still going to be a ...
06:12 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge HPs Chromebook x360 14c is a premium Chromebook for $499
HP has announced its Chromebook x360 14c, which it says is its most premium Chrome OS product yet. It starts at $499 and will be available in June. The 3.5-pound convertible device has a ...
06:05 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge OnePlus reportedly releasing midrange Z phone in India in July
Steve McFly/@OnLeaks OnePlus will release a midpriced phone called the OnePlus Z in India in July, Android Police reports. Several leaks of the phone, first identified as the OnePlus 8 ...
06:03 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Sonys PS5 event rescheduled to June 11th
Image: Sony Sony announced today that its upcoming PlayStation 5 event has been rescheduled to June 11th at 4PM ET. The event was originally scheduled for June 4th but was postponed due ...
06:00 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge The Overwatch League shifts to tournament format to boost 2020 season
Photo: Joshua Roberts / Blizzard Entertainment The Overwatch League’s third season has been a bumpy one. Like every other professional gaming league, OWL has been forced to cope with t...
05:44 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Inside Nextdoors Karen problem
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Can Nextdoor really be a social network for communities if black people don’t feel safe on it? Continue reading… ...
05:06 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge YouTube tries to become more transparent with in-depth guide to monetization
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube offered more transparency into which videos can run ads and which can’t, including pranks and videos that fall under hateful content, in...
04:51 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Sonys WF-1000XM3 earbuds are under $200 on Amazon today
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Sony’s popular noise-canceling true wireless earbuds, the WF-1000XM3, are on sale for $178 today on Amazon. That’s $51.99 off the typical $229.99 ret...
04:43 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Google Maps adds new COVID-19 alerts as more cities reopen
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google is continuing to build more helpful new features into Google Maps to assist people trying to navigate around cities that have begun emerging ...
04:31 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Need for Speed Heat will be EAs first game with PC, PS4, and Xbox One crossplay
Image: EA Need for Speed Heat will become EA’s first title with cross-platform multiplayer, thanks to an update that will be available tomorrow, EA announced in a blog today. The new c...
04:27 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Motorolas new pop-up camera phone has a bigger battery and faster processor
Image: Motorola Motorola has announced the One Fusion Plus, its second phone with a pop-up selfie camera, just six months after first including one on last year’s Motorola One Hyper. L...
04:12 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Sonys WF-1000XM3 earbuds are under $200 on Amazon today
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Sony’s popular noise-canceling true wireless earbuds, the WF-1000XM3, are on sale for $178 today on Amazon. That’s $51.99 off the typical $229.99 ret...
02:40 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Brave browser CEO apologizes for automatically adding affiliate links to cryptocurrency URLs
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Brave, the open-source browser designed to prioritize privacy by blocking third-party ads and trackers, is facing criticism from users for redirec...
02:30 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge A Wi-Fi 6 mesh router is the easiest way to get the most from gigabit internet
To really use your high-speed service, you’re going to have to pay up Continue reading… ...
02:01 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge The Outer Worlds, BioShock, and Borderlands show the good and bad of Switch ports
BioShock Remastered (Nintendo Switch) | Image: 2K Games It’s still rare for the Switch to get blockbuster games that weren’t made by Nintendo, but there has been a trend in recent mo...
12:53 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge The new Sonos app and S2 update are available now
The Sonos Arc is one of the first products to be released for the S2 platform. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Sonos is releasing its new app and S2 platform today. The new app (now w...
12:37 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge This wearable robotic arm can hold tools, pick fruit, and punch through walls
GIF: Université de Sherbrooke We’ve always had a soft spot for supernumerary robotic limbs here at The Verge, but this latest example of the genre is one of the most impressive we’v...
12:02 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Apple Maps updated with giant Black Lives Matter DC mural
Black Lives Matter Plaza as seen in Apple Maps app on MacOS. | Screengrab Apple Maps Apple has updated the satellite imagery in its maps app to include Washington DC’s new Black Lives ...
12:02 pm - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Apple Maps already updated with Black Lives Matter DC mural
Black Lives Matter Plaza as seen in Apple Maps app on MacOS. | Screengrab Apple Maps Apple has updated the satellite imagery in its maps app to include Washington DC’s new Black Lives ...
10:40 am - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Airbnb reports surge in demand for local holidays
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge More people are booking local holidays in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bloomberg reports. According to Airbnb’s CEO, the number of nig...
10:40 am - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Airbnb reports surge in demand for local stays
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge More people are booking local holidays in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bloomberg reports. According to Airbnb’s CEO, the number of nig...
08:24 am - Mon, June 8, 2020
The Verge Samsung heir Lee may be arrested soon on new corruption charges
Photo by Jong Hyun Kim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Lee Jae-yong, Samsung Electronics vice chairman and the de facto leader of the Samsung Group conglomerate, may soon find himself ba...
05:52 pm - Sun, June 7, 2020
The Verge Apple granted patent for software that would let you take socially distant group selfies
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has just been granted a patent for software that would generate “synthetic group selfies,” which as Protocol points out, could be a way ...
01:16 pm - Sun, June 7, 2020
The Verge Facebook deactivates almost 200 accounts linked to hate groups
Illustration by Alex Castro / Th Facebook has removed almost 200 accounts connected to white supremacist groups that were trying to rally supporters to attend protests over police violen...
09:41 pm - Sat, June 6, 2020
The Verge Scientists funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative urge Facebook CEO to curb misinformation
Ian Tuttle/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize More than 140 scientists who receive funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday ...
08:20 pm - Sat, June 6, 2020
The Verge Apple reportedly will offer monthly payment plans for iPads and Macs on Apple Card
Apple will allow customers to buy products including iPads, Macs, and AirPods, via monthly installment payments on the Apple Card, Bloomberg reported. Payments will be managed through the ...
06:49 pm - Sat, June 6, 2020
The Verge Destiny 2s first Fortnite-style live event was slow and underwhelming, but its a solid start
Screenshot by Tom Warren / The Verge Destiny 2’s first ever Fortnite-style live event just wrapped earlier today, and it was unfortunately not quite what some players were expecting. I...
06:01 pm - Sat, June 6, 2020
The Verge Neopets is launching open beta for a new mobile site
The beloved online game Neopets is launching an open beta for a new mobile site, the company announced on Twitter Friday. “The Neopets Mobile Beta has arrived! Now you can explore the br...
02:45 pm - Sat, June 6, 2020
The Verge Facebook tells group admins to consider adding people of color as moderators
Photo: Michele Doying / The Verge Facebook published new recommendations for group admins yesterday evening in an attempt to help them facilitate conversations about race and inequality....
02:00 pm - Sat, June 6, 2020
The Verge 7 new trailers to watch this week
Photo: HBO HBO Max is here, and while I’ve been dreading the ways AT&T will inevitably ruin HBO, I actually like a lot about the new service. The app is far nicer to browse than Ne...
01:42 pm - Sat, June 6, 2020
The Verge Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram removed a Trump campaign video over copyright complaint
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram have all removed a Trump campaign video from their platforms after receiving copyright complaints, Reuters reporte...
01:00 pm - Sat, June 6, 2020
The Verge The Verges 17 favorite kitchen gadgets
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon and Alex Castro / The Verge When you’re stuck at home because of pandemics, bad weather, or just because you don’t feel like going out, there’s not...
12:03 am - Sat, June 6, 2020
The Verge Facebook moves to limit spread of extremist boogaloo pages and groups
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is limiting the spread of pages and groups linked with the word “boogaloo,” an internet slang term used in some far-right extremist c...
11:50 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Jeff Bezos says black lives matter in response to angry customer email
Photo by Elif Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos issued a public pledge of support to the Black Lives Matter movement on Friday. The chief executive did so in r...
11:50 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Jeff Bezos corrects angry all lives matter customer email
Photo by Elif Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos issued a public pledge of support to the Black Lives Matter movement on Friday. The chief executive did so in r...
11:28 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will review policies on speech promoting state violence
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a lengthy statement on his personal page on Friday saying he supports the Black Lives Matter movement and w...
09:47 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Video game companies only stand for what you make them stand for
Graphic by William Joel / The Verge Corporate statements of solidarity are the beginning of the conversation, and not the end Continue reading… ...
09:15 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge How to hide faces and scrub metadata when you photograph a protest
A protester takes a photo with her phone in Martin Place during a ‘Black Lives Matter’ rally on June 02, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. The event was organized to rally against aboriginal d...
09:00 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge The Premier League is returning with virtual crowd noise from FIFA games
Harriet Lander/Copa/Getty Images The English Premier league is set to restart in the coming weeks, and Sky Sports is working with EA Sports’ FIFA division to create simulated chants an...
08:43 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Big tech companies are responding to George Floyd in a way they never did for Michael Brown
Photo illustration by William Joel | Photography by Michael B. Thomas/AFP via Getty Images,  Stephen Maturen/Getty Images This week, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and their peers put ...
08:33 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Yelpis adding a new tool to easily search for black-owned businesses
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Yelp is launching a new tool to allow businesses on the platform to identify themselves as black-owned, CEO Jeremy Stoppelman announced in a b...
07:00 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Instacart tweaks tipping system after tip-baiting outcry
Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images Instacart is adjusting how it handles customer tips following the announcement last week of a congressional inquiry int...
06:37 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Nios future depends more on the Chinese government than ever
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Vergee Chinese EV startup Nio announced its first-quarter results last week and, by most accounts, the Tencent-backed company appears to have weathered the i...
06:12 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Lenovo adds 11-inch Chromebook 3 to its budget lineup
The Lenovo Chromebook 3 is available now for $229. | Lenovo Lenovo has announced a new 11-inch Chromebook 3, which is now available on the company’s website for $229. The device joins...
05:41 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Antifa bus hoaxes are spreading panic through small-town America
Photo by Kainoa Little/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Mythical buses full of bloodthirsty antifa protestors are causing panic in rural counties throughout the country — even ...
05:12 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Instagram says sites need photographers permission to embed posts
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Instagram says its terms of service don’t grant websites a sublicense to embed other people’s posts. Ars Technica reported yesterday that ...
05:09 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Alexis Ohanian asks to be replaced by a black candidate as he resigns from Reddits board
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian — the co-founder of Reddit — resigned from Reddit’s board of directors today. He announced the mov...
05:05 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge What should the inevitable Harry Potter HBO Max series look like?
Image: Harry Potter/Warner Brothers Harry Potter is one of the most popular franchises in the world. Warner Bros. — which owns the film rights to J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World — i...
04:41 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Here are the best iPad deals right now
iPad deals are more common than you might think. Whether you’re after the most affordable iPad, the high-end iPad Pro, or something in between like the iPad Air or iPad mini, there’s u...
04:37 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Telegram adds new video editing tools, easier ways to find GIFs, and more
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Telegram has released a new update adding video editing tools and allowing you to add animated stickers to any photo or video you send on the mobi...
03:09 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge How to choose between the iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Whether you’re shopping for your first iPad or upgrading from a previous generation, figuring out which Apple-made tablet is best for you ca...
02:48 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge You can save 30 percent on PS Plus and PS Now subscriptions
James Bareham, The Verge Sony is discounting the cost of its PS Plus online subscription and PS Now cloud game streaming service at Amazon, so now is the time to top off your account. Su...
02:09 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: SpaceXs first crew in space and Facebooks ongoing moderation controversy
Photo by Bill Ingalls / NASA This week on The Verge’s flagship podcast The Vergecast, co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn welcome back senior science reporter Loren Grush and Silicon ...
02:05 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge SimCity developers forgotten oil refinery simulator is now playable online
Screenshot: SimRefinery SimRefinery, an all-but-forgotten oil refinery simulator from the studio behind SimCity, has been rediscovered and uploaded to the web as a playable game, ArsTech...
01:10 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Google rolling out Google Plus replacement Currents to G Suite users in July
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google will be making Currents, its Google Plus replacement, generally available to G Suite users beginning July 6th, the company announced in an ...
01:00 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Facebook groups are falling apart over Black Lives Matter posts
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Infighting, deleted comments, and drama Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Valorant may not need casual players to become a massive hit
Image: Riot Games Riot’s new, esports-ready game raises important questions about balancing competition with casual play Continue reading… ...
12:48 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge If you see the cops, start recording
Police push an elderly man to the ground in Buffalo, NY | Mike Desmond / WBFO-FM Buffalo Police violence against people peacefully assembling in the United States is being documented acr...
12:30 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Nintendos Clubhouse Games is a comforting collection of classics on the Switch
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics has an extremely boring name, but also an extremely accurate one. It gathers together a few dozen classic ...
12:00 pm - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Motorola updates its budget lineup with the new Moto E and Moto G Fast
The Moto G Fast (left) and Moto E (right) Motorola has a pair of new budget smartphones: the entry-level $149.99 Motorola E, and the $199.99 Moto G Fast. The two new phones help solidify...
11:58 am - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Dropbox has quietly launched a new password manager in private beta
Screenshots: Dropbox / Google Play Store Dropbox has quietly launched a new password manager named Dropbox Passwords. The app is only available in a private beta on Android, and although...
11:11 am - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge German gas stations will have to provide electric car charging under new rules
An electric car charges in Germany. | Photo by Janine Schmitz/Photothek via Getty Images Gas stations in Germany will be required to provide charging for electric vehicles as part of the...
10:00 am - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge What a speech controversy at Stanford tells us about Facebooks Oversight Board
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Let’s conclude what turned out to be Free Speech Week on The Interface with a look at a case involving the co-chairman of Facebook’s new Overs...
09:25 am - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Gmails stupid tiny compose button gets a little less tiny on Android
By default the button is now an oblong with the word “Compose” written in it. | Screenshot: Gmail Google has tweaked the appearance of the compose button in Gmail’s Android app. Fi...
06:14 am - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Apple is testing a better way to change iPad keyboard brightness
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple is working on a way to make it easier to change iPad keyboard brightness, according to new code analyzed by 9to5Mac. A beta version of iPadOS 13.5...
05:48 am - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge Call of Duty adds screen that says Black Lives Matter
Infinity Ward just released an update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare that adds a splash screen message in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Players are being told they need to ...
04:12 am - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge DoorDash says it is prepared to provide support for Caviar workers arrested in NYC during curfew
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A pair of alarming videos appeared to show at least one Caviar delivery worker being arrested by New York City police on Thursday, allegedly for v...
12:30 am - Fri, June 5, 2020
The Verge LinkedIn employees use forum about diversity to defend racism
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge The comments came during a town hall meeting amid the George Floyd protests Continue reading… ...
11:09 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Donald Trump weakens environmental regulations with new executive order
US President Donald Trump on January 9, 2020 announced sweeping changes to an environmental law, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), that would speed up the construction of highwa...
10:27 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Senators criticize AT&T for not counting HBO Max toward data caps
Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CO) have written a letter to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson criticizing the com...
09:30 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Slack partners with Amazon to take on Microsoft Teams
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Slack is partnering with Amazon in a multi-year agreement that means all Amazon employees will start to use Slack. The deal comes just as Slack fa...
09:29 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge General Motors is reportedly working on an electric delivery van
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge General Motors is working on an all-electric delivery van, according to Reuters. If true, GM would the latest automaker to hone in on what’s exp...
09:00 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Hydroxychloroquine study retraction shows the problems of speedy science
Photo by GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images A recent large study on the controversial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine was just retracted by The Lancet, the scientific journal that...
08:43 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Roku is a huge force in streaming, and a hurdle for HBO Max
HBO Max launched last week without any Roku support and integration, and new numbers from multiple research firms show just how much of a problem that might be for the new streaming servic...
08:37 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Google says foreign hackers targeted emails of Trump and Biden campaign staffers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Foreign hackers targeted the personal email accounts of staffers on the presidential campaigns of Democratic primary candidate Joe Biden and Presi...
08:22 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Hulu will stop working on some older Roku devices starting later this month
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Hulu will no longer be supported on some older Roku devices as of June 24th, according to a Hulu support page (via Ars Technica). The affected mod...
08:07 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Kitty Hawk abandons its Flyer project, lays off dozens
Image: Kitty Hawk Secretive Larry Page-backed “flying car” startup Kitty Hawk has pulled the plug on its Flyer electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, and will lay of...
07:13 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Facebooks tool for transferring media to Google Photos is now available for everyone
Image: Facebook Facebook’s Google Photos transfer tool, first announced for the US and Canada back in April, is now available globally, the company announced on Thursday. The new data...
06:29 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Why do online trolls call SWAT teams? Because the police hurt people
Photo by Leonard Ortiz/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images Americans in all 50 states are protesting against police brutality. That alone should be all anyone needs t...
06:00 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Rising sea levels could wipe out mangroves by 2050
Photo by Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Mangrove forests aren’t moving fast enough to escape rising sea levels and could disappear by 2050, according to new r...
05:52 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Facebook starts labeling state-controlled media pages
Facebook Facebook has begun labeling media outlets that are “wholly or partially under the editorial control of their government,” following an announcement of the policy in 2019. It...
04:56 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge JakePaul has been charged by police for allegedly participating in a riot
Eric Espada/Getty Images Police in Scottsdale, Arizona have charged popular YouTuber Jake Paul for his alleged participation in a mall riot over the weekend. Paul was charged with two mi...
04:53 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Summer game fest: how to watch this summers digital gaming events
Image: Summer Game Fest Even though E3, Gamescom, and other summer gaming events have become online-only or outright canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still going to be a ...
04:23 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Sonys unannounced 1000XM4 headphones leak in full with minor, but welcome, changes
Sony’s unannounced WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphones have leaked in full thanks to a new listing on Walmart’s website that reveals basically everything else there is to know about ...
04:18 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Superpedestrian is launching a shared e-scooter service called Link
Boston-based micromobility startup Superpedestrian is launching a shared electric scooter-sharing service called Link, which is built around the super durable and smart e-scooters the comp...
03:52 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge How to hide Google Meet in Gmail
Google recently rolled out Google Meet, a revamped version of its video chatting program Hangouts Meet, and made the app available to anyone with a Google account. You can start or join a ...
03:35 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge New Sims 4 patch adds ladders but also a bug where Sims pee fire
Image: EA We regret to inform you that a newly released patch for The Sims 4 seems to be making some sims pee fire. RockPaperShotgun brought the reports to our attention, with users post...
03:35 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge How do you make Fortnite fair?
Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images Or: how aim assist has changed the game Continue reading… ...
02:21 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge The Resident Evil 3 remake for PS4 and Xbox One is discounted for the first time
Capcom’s remake of Resident Evil 3 landed on the PS4 and Xbox One in April, and it’s already $20 off at Best Buy. Instead of paying $60, you’ll just pay $40 for the disc version of t...
02:09 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge FCC extends deadline for ISPs to quit charging customers who use their own equipment
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge US internet service providers can continue to charge customers a device rental fee — even if they have their own equipment — at least until De...
02:00 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge How tosecure your phone before attending a protest
Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images People are taking to the streets to organize for justice and protest against systemic racism and police brutality. If you’re attending or even...
02:00 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Telehealth wasnt designed for non-English speakers
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge In the US, it’s already harder for them to access care Continue reading… ...
01:18 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge How one viral video sparked a black birding movement online
A cardinal takes flight from a barn-style bird feeder in a backyard in Pembroke, MA on Feb. 28, 2019. | Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Black birders took to Twi...
01:00 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Sonos Arc review: an immersive soundbar that home theater enthusiasts can love
One of the best soundbars you can buy — if your TV supports Dolby Atmos Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge The pandemic has made it harder to buy a new laptop
Laptops, laptops, laptops. | Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge The new 13-inch MacBook Pro hit shelves on May 4th. Kate Kozuch, a journalist, ordered one to replace her old, broken 2015 m...
11:01 am - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Fitbits ventilator gets emergency FDA approval
Image: Fitbit Wearable company Fitbit has officially unveiled the Fitbit Flow, a new ventilator with FDA approval for use during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ventilator has been granted em...
10:14 am - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Go read this profile of Unicorn Riot, an indispensable witness to current protests
You can’t understand the protests through mainstream media alone. | Photo by Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images It’s impossible to properly understand the protests happeni...
10:00 am - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge What other social networks can learn from Snapchats rebuke of Trump
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Sunday, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel sent employees an unusually personal note reflecting on the events of the past several weeks. Many brands took th...
09:15 am - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Twitch removes TwitchCop emote to prevent misuse
Image: Twitch Live-streaming platform Twitch has removed an emote from its platform called “TwitchCop.” The emote shows a cartoon character in a nondescript police uniform blowing a ...
09:04 am - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Google now highlights search results directly on webpages
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is trying to make it easier to find the information you’re looking for on external websites by highlighting relevant sections in yellow, ...
08:40 am - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Signal announces new face-blurring tool for Android and iOS
Signal’s new blur tool will automatically locate and blur faces. | Image: Signal Encrypted messaging app Signal has announced a new face-blurring tool that will be incorporated into t...
04:40 am - Thu, June 4, 2020
The Verge Namco ports Pac-Man CE for the Xbox 360 to the NES for the Switch
Namco has a new range of Famicom (NES) games coming out for the Nintendo Switch this month, and it includes an unexpected bonus: a NES demake of Pac-Man Championship Edition, the incredibl...
11:44 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Fortnites next live event and season delayed again
Image: Epic Games Epic Games has delayed Fortnite’s next in-game live event and the start of the game’s next season due to widespread outrage over the death of George Floyd and ongoi...
11:21 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Nintendos Donkey Kong statue was not actually stolen from its New York store
Photo by Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge Fear not: a large Donkey Kong statue at Nintendo’s New York City store has not gone missing after the building was broken into on Monday evening...
10:08 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Amazon warehouse workers sue over risk of COVID-19 infection
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A group of three Amazon warehouse employees who work out of the company’s New York fulfillment centers have filed a lawsuit alleging the company...
09:45 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Dyson shares new photos and videos of its canceled electric SUV
Images: Dyson Luxury vacuum magnate James Dyson has revealed new photos and a little more information about his company’s failed electric vehicle — a project into which he recently r...
09:30 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge SpaceX is launching its latest batch of internet satellites, including one with a visor
Less than a week after sending its first astronauts into space, SpaceX is already preparing for another launch of its Falcon 9 rocket, though this flight will only carry satellites to orbi...
09:30 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge SpaceX launches latest batch of internet satellites, including one with a visor
Update June 3rd, 9:43PM ET: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully took off at 9:25PM ET and deployed all 60 satellites into orbit. The rocket also landed on the company’s drone ship in...
09:03 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Former Facebook employees forcefully join the chorus against Mark Zuckerberg
Photo by Tobias Hase / Picture Alliance via Getty Images Pressure is mounting from all directions on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for his refusal to take action against posts from Presid...
08:54 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Paradox Interactive signs collective bargaining agreement with labor unions in Sweden
Game developer Paradox Interactive, known best for publishing countless PC strategy games, has signed a collective bargaining agreement with two Swedish unions, Unionen and Saco, with over...
08:46 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Californias statehouse is considering a controversial facial recognition bill
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge As protestors square off against police across the country, California is readying a bill that could expand the state’s use of facial recognitio...
08:28 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Some popular Reddit communities go private to protest the platforms hate speech policies
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Some of Reddit’s most frequented and active subreddit communities are participating in a collective action this week to protest the platform’s...
08:27 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Ultimate Ears HyperBoom is my desert island Bluetooth speaker
There’s no such thing as too much of something this good Continue reading… ...
07:23 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Full rollout for contactless payments in NYC subways delayed until December
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge New York commuters will have to wait just a bit longer before they can use their smartphone or contactless credit card to pay for bus and subw...
07:09 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Space Force review: astonishingly bad show
Aaron Epstein/Netflix On Wednesday, May 27th, Donald Trump got mad about a mild fact-check from Twitter. The president of the United States made false claims about voter fraud, and a not...
06:31 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Zoom says free users wont get end-to-end encryption so FBI and police can access calls
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Video calling company Zoom confirmed this week that it won’t enable end-to-end encryption for free calls in part because it wants to give law enforce...
06:12 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Google accounts now work with NFC, USB-C, and Lightning security keys on iOS
Image: Yubico Google account owners can finally take advantage of the recently added built-in support for physical security keys on iOS. It allows customers to use their USB-C, NFC, or L...
04:58 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Apples 2021 iPad Pros could have 5G
Photo by Brennan King / The Verge Apple’s 2021 iPad Pros could have 5G, thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 5G modem, according to Apple leaker L0vetodream on Twitter. If Apple does ...
04:47 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge AMC Theaters warns of substantial doubt about future as pandemic fallout continues
Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld / Getty Images AMC Theaters is warning investors about its incredibly uncertain future as financial fallout from the pandemic continues, blatantly stating that ...
04:40 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge A rocket launchcant unite us until thespaceworld acknowledges our divisions
At 9:30AM ET on Tuesday, three American astronauts symbolically rang the Nasdaq opening bell from space — a celebration of SpaceX’s historic launch that sent astronauts into orbit thre...
04:30 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Snap will stop promoting Trumps account after concluding his tweets incited violence
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge President Trump’s verified Snapchat account will no longer be promoted within the app after executives concluded that his tweets over the weeken...
04:29 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Honors latest smartphone has a temperature sensor
One version of the Honor Play 4 Pro (pictured) is available with an infrared temperature sensor. | Image: Honor One of Honor’s newly announced smartphones, the Honor Play 4 Pro, is ava...
04:24 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Byte flight
Illustration by Grayson Blacmon How an exodus of tech workers could reshape Silicon Valley Continue reading… ...
04:00 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Blaming protesters for COVID-19 spread ignores the bigger threats to health
Protestors march in California on June 2nd. | Photo by Philip Cheung for The Washington Post via Getty Images Gatherings in every state in the country this week to protest police brutali...
03:28 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge CES will be held in-person in Las Vegas next year
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The group behind CES plans to hold the enormous tech convention in person in Las Vegas next January, despite concerns that the coronavirus pan...
02:45 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Jabras excellent Elite 75t truly wireless earbuds are $100 refurbished at Newegg
Photo by Avery White / The Verge There are two deals on refurbished truly wireless earphones that we want to share with you. First, the Jabra Elite 75t are $100 at Newegg for a refurbish...
02:40 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Microsofts new Edge browser now rolling out via Windows Update
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is starting to roll out its new Edge browser through Windows Update. The new Chromium-based version of Edge launched in January, but Win...
02:32 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge YouTube fights back against bias lawsuit from LGBTQ creators
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The fight between a group of LGBTQ YouTube creators and the video platform’s parent company, Google, over censorship faced its first real test o...
02:09 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Huawei P40 Pro review: theres a catch
Lack of Google software hampers incredible hardware Continue reading… ...
01:17 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Suntable solar speaker review: convergence at a price
Everything under the sun Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge 5G coronavirus conspiracy theorists are endangering the workers who keep networks running
Conspiracy theorists say 5G causes novel coronavirus, so now they’re harassing and attacking UK telecoms engineers Continue reading… ...
11:00 am - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge BBC releases its own Beeb voice assistant in beta
Image: BBC The BBC’s in-house voice assistant, ‘Beeb,’ has been released in beta, allowing Windows Insiders in the UK to test the software on Windows 10, the UK broadcaster announc...
11:00 am - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Google is going to try to win TV for the umpteenth time
The rumored next version of Google’s TV dongle | XDA Developers If at first you don’t succeed, try try try try try again Continue reading… ...
10:02 am - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge K-pop stans are flooding right-wing hashtags like BlueLivesMatter and MAGA
A sampling of K-pop content from the #BlueLivesMatter hashtag on Instagram. | Photo: The Verge K-pop stans have a fearsome reputation online, able to mobilize in vast numbers in support...
10:00 am - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Nine things we learned from leaked audio of Mark Zuckerberg facing his employees
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge On Tuesday morning, Mark Zuckerberg held a meeting with employees over video chat to address concerns related to the company’s decision not to...
09:13 am - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Google pulls popular app that helped remove Chinese apps from phones
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Google has removed a popular Indian-developed app from its Play Store that promised to find and remove Chinese apps from smartphones. The search ...
04:53 am - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Segas Game Gear Micro is four $50 consoles with four games each
Sega has now revealed full details of its just-announced Game Gear Micro portable console — or, I should say, consoles. It turns out that the four color variants are different systems ea...
01:22 am - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge Sega is making a Game Gear Micro
Sega is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with another retro console, and it looks like it might be the tiniest yet. The Game Gear Micro is a revival of Sega’s 8-bit handheld sy...
12:09 am - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge iCloud is down for some users, affecting some macOS and iOS software and web apps
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple’s iCloud service is experiencing an outage right now, causing errors with account sign-in, iCloud Mail, and web apps via iCloud.com. The i...
12:09 am - Wed, June 3, 2020
The Verge iCloud outage took down some macOS and iOS software and web apps
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple’s iCloud service experienced an outage on Tuesday evening, causing errors with account sign-in, iCloud Mail, and web apps via iCloud.com. ...
11:09 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Mark Zuckerberg defends hands-off Trump policy to employees after walkout
Photo by Tobias Hase/picture alliance via Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg held an extended conference with employees today, addressing accusations that Facebook allowed electio...
10:38 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Rivian makes cuts and names new chief operating officer
Amazon-backed EV startup Rivian has laid off about 40 employees at its engineering and design center in Plymouth, Michigan, The Verge has learned. The cuts, which the company has confirmed...
09:04 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Tesla worker tests positive for COVID-19 after New York factory reopens
A Tesla employee has tested positive for COVID-19 at the company’s solar panel factory in Buffalo, New York, according to an employee at the factory who spoke to The Verge on the conditi...
08:59 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Zoom saw a huge increase in subscribers and revenue thanks to the pandemic
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Zoom had a blockbuster quarter as its app became the hottest videoconferencing service of the pandemic. In an earnings report today, Zoom reported...
08:57 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Trumps Twitter order violates the First Amendment, new lawsuit claims
Photo by Saul Martinez/Getty Images President Donald Trump’s executive order targeting social media companies faced its first legal challenge Tuesday, claiming that Trump violated the ...
08:56 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge How to easily install the Android 11 developer preview
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge You can try out the Android 11 developer preview software right now if you have a Pixel 2 or later, but it’s understandable if the idea of flashing y...
08:34 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Hublot made a $5,800 Wear OS smartwatch
Image: Humbolt Hublot is taking another crack at the smartwatch market with the Hublot Big Bang e, a high-end watch running Wear OS that will set you back thousands of dollars. The Big ...
08:01 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Instacart will expand sick pay to more gig workers
Instacart will expand its COVID-19 sick pay to include more gig workers as part of an agreement with the attorney general for Washington, DC. Under the agreement, the company is also launc...
07:32 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge What the future of the space station looks like after SpaceXs historic launch
With the success of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon launch this weekend, NASA now has the capability to launch its own astronauts from the US once again — and that means changes are in store for ...
07:24 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Roku removes dedicated QAnon channel that launched last month
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Streaming platform Roku has removed a channel dedicated to the QAnon conspiracy theory movement after facing criticism for letting it slip through its re...
06:55 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge The protest was peaceful then the cops arrived
Photo by Zoe Schiffer / The Verge The protest was peaceful. Then the police shot tear gas. At least 10 canisters went off, according to The Guardian’s Julia Carrie Wong. Officers clad ...
05:44 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Heres our best look yet at Googles new Android TV streaming device
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google may be close to launching its next streaming TV device, and now XDA Developers has got its hands on marketing material that gives us our fi...
05:32 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Out of context Twitter accounts are turning into protest accounts
The “out of context bojack horseman” account usually tweets memes and screenshots to its nearly 180,000 Twitter followers. But recently, the account’s feed has looked a lot different...
05:10 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Pokmon SwordandShields first expansion will arrive on June 17th
Pokémon Sword and Shield’s upcoming expansion, Isle of Armor, will be available on June 17th. The Isle of Armor, along with The Crown Tundra, which was announced in January, add new cha...
03:57 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Apple News Plus new Audio stories appear in iOS 13.5.5 beta
Photo: 9to5Mac The latest iOS 13.5.5 beta has revealed a new audio feature for the company’s Apple News Plus service that adds podcast-style recordings of longform articles to the app,...
03:51 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Go read this story about how a lost NES game was recovered after 30 years
Image: The Video Game History Foundation Digital archivists working with the Video Game History Foundation have discovered a previously lost NES game based on the 1990 film Days of Thund...
02:42 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Lenovos Yoga C740 laptop is $100 off at Best Buy
Photo by Avery White for The Verge Lenovo’s C740 14-inch laptop is one of the best laptops you can buy, and it’s also the most affordable option in our buying guide. Now, at Best Buy...
02:00 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Facebook is making it easier to bulk-delete your embarrassing old posts
The new tool lets you filter which posts you want to delete. | Image: Facebook Facebook is launching a new feature called Manage Activity that lets users delete their old posts. It can b...
02:00 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge You can now access Pelotons app through your Apple TV
Image: Peloton Peloton is making its app available on one more device: Apple TVs. The company announced its partnership with Apple today, which will bring the workout streaming app to Ap...
01:54 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Activision postpones new Call of Duty content so protestors can be seen and heard
Image: Activision Activision is postponing new content updates for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Mobile, and Call of Duty: Warzone. “Right now, it’s time for those spea...
01:30 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Where to start with Studio Ghibli
The incredible Ghibli library is available to stream, and it’s a good time to dive in Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge The head of HBO Max on launching without Roku, adding 4K HDR, and the Snyder Cut
Photo illustration by William Joel / The Verge | Photo by Rich Polk / Getty Images for Xandr An interview with AT&T’s Tony Goncalves on The Vergecast Continue reading&he...
01:00 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge HBO Max wont hit AT&T data caps, but Netflix and Disney Plus will
HBO Max, AT&T’s big bet on the future of streaming, will be excused from AT&T’s mobile data caps, while competing services like Netflix and Disney Plus will use up your data. T...
12:40 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Ban them all
Photo By Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call President Trump and his allies are now openly threatening violence against Americans — it’s time to remove them from the internet Cont...
12:00 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge HPs Omen 15 gaming laptop has a sleek new design
The Intel system is black, and the AMD system is silver. | HP HP has released the newest version of the Omen 15, its powerful entry-level gaming laptop. You can choose an AMD or Intel sy...
12:00 pm - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge HPs latest gaming accessories focus on simplicity and value
HP’s new Omen Vector mouse comes with an 25g worth of weights that you can add for a custom feel. HP has announced a fleet of new gaming accessories, including new gaming mice and HP...
10:56 am - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Microsoft finally gives AppGet developer the credit he deserves
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is crediting a developer after he accused the company of copying the core mechanics of its new Windows Package Manager. AppGet developer...
10:42 am - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and Amazon unite in support of Blackout Tuesday
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Major streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and YouTube Music have pledged their support for Blackout Tuesday (also cal...
10:21 am - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Blackout Tuesday posts are drowning out vital information shared under the BLM hashtag
Instagram’s #BLM hashtag is now full of posts of black squares. | Image: The Verge As part of a Blackout Tuesday protest originally organized by workers in the music industry, users o...
09:18 am - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge Android 11s first beta lands early for some Pixel owners
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Some Google Pixel owners have received the Android 11 Beta early, revealing yet more details about this year’s version of Android. In a tweet, M...
12:00 am - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge What Facebook doesnt understand about the Facebook walkout
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge I. The CEO On Friday afternoon, Facebook made one of its most controversial content moderation decisions in company history. After President Trump...
12:00 am - Tue, June 2, 2020
The Verge In leaked audio, Zuckerberg expressed disgust with Trumps posts
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images I. The CEO On Friday afternoon, Facebook made one of its most controversial content moderation decisions in company history. After President Trump ...
11:24 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Spotify to add 8:46-minute moment of silence to playlists and podcasts in honor of George Floyd
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Spotify will add an 8 minute and 46-second moment of silence to select playlists and podcasts on the platform to honor George Floyd. The length of...
10:53 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Twitter takes action against Rep. Matt Gaetz for glorifying violence
Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images Twitter has restricted a tweet from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) for violating its policies against glorifying violence, following a similar action taken agai...
10:36 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge TikTok pledges to promote black creators after accusations of censorship
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok on Monday laid out a series of actions it plans to take to address criticisms that its recommendation algorithm suppresses black creators. ...
10:08 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge K-pop stans overwhelm app after Dallas police ask for videos of protesters
Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM After the Dallas Police Department asked people to send videos of “illegal activity from the protests” happening in the city over the weekend usin...
10:06 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Heres how you can donate to support the fight for justice right now
Volunteers in Boston helping to clean up. | Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images If you’ve been participating in the recent protests and want to do more, or if you...
10:00 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Go read this heartbreaking story of how coronavirus spreads
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge At this moment, more than 104,000 Americans have died of the coronavirus and more than 1.8 million have been infected. It can be hard to wrap your...
09:48 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge A Twitter joke about MSNBC and World War Z turned into a misinformation nightmare
Bad Scooter / Twitter An apparent Twitter joke got out of control this weekend, falsely convincing some users — and possibly even the leader of the QAnon conspiracy theory — that MSN...
09:13 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Uber, Lyft, DoorDash suspend operations in some US cities with curfews
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In order to comply with local curfew orders, food delivery platform DoorDash and ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber are temporarily suspending s...
08:53 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Grindr will remove ethnicity filters in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement
Image: Grindr Grindr, a popular gay dating app, will remove ethnicity filters from its app, the company tweeted today. The decision is meant to show solidarity with protests in the US ov...
07:42 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Apple releases iOS 13.5.1, patching out the Unc0ver jailbreak
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has released iOS 13.5.1 today, which the company says “provides important security updates and is recommended for all users,” albeit wit...
07:28 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Apple doubles the price for entry-level MacBook Pro RAM upgrade
Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge Apple has doubled the price to upgrade the RAM on the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, as spotted by MacRumors. The upgrade now costs $200 to move from 8...
07:26 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Police violence will make it harder to fight COVID-19
Photo by SETH HERALD/AFP via Getty Images Law enforcement’s brutal response to this weekend’s protests may fuel mistrust in the health care system as the COVID-19 pandemic continues ...
07:12 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge It wouldnt be 2020 without an above-average hurricane season
Hurricane Dorian makes landfall on North Carolina’s Outer Banks on September 6, 2019  | Photo by NOAA via Getty Images The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1st, an...
06:47 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Sony postpones PS5 event to allow more important voices to be heard
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Sony is postponing its PlayStation 5 event that was scheduled for June 4th due to ongoing protests. “While we understand gamers worldwide are ex...
05:46 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Publishers sue Internet Archive over Open Library ebook lending
Four major book publishers have filed suit against the Internet Archive for copyright violations relating to the Open Library project, setting the stage for a major legal fight over one of...
05:34 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Facebook employees walk out in protest of Donald Trumps posts
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Dozens of Facebook employees staged a virtual walkout on Monday in protest of the company’s decision not to take action against incendiary posts...
05:09 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Google adding Advanced Protection for Nest devices
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google is adding its Advanced Protection Program to Nest devices, the company announced in a blog post Monday, giving added security to its smart home d...
05:00 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Googles latest Pixel features include a safety check for when youre walking alone
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google is today announcing the next batch of new software features coming to its Pixel smartphones. After adding car-crash detection last year, the comp...
04:00 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Pax launches web app after getting booted from the Apple App Store
Pax is launching a web app today capable of controlling its lineup of connected weed vapes. The launch comes six months after Pax’s app was banned from the Apple App Store, when Apple de...
03:13 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Android 11s power button menu leaks, showing new smart home Quick Controls
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Images from leaked developer documentation have just given us our best look yet at Android 11’s new power button menu. The menu can include a se...
02:45 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Samsung rolls out Access upgrade plan for new Galaxy devices
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Samsung is rolling out Samsung Access, a monthly premium upgrade program in the US for users who purchase new Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, or Gala...
02:33 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Fire Emblem: Three Houses is $15 off at Best Buy
In Fire Emblem: Three Houses, you assume the role of Byleth, a full-time teacher and soldier. One of today’s best deals is on one of last year’s best games. Fire Emblem: Three Houses...
01:00 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Vivo announces X50 flagship series with gimbal-style camera
Vivo has officially announced its first flagship phones of 2020, the X50 series. As previously teased, the key feature is the primary camera’s heavy-duty stabilization system, which Vivo...
12:30 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge The Last of Us Part II isnt just Naughty Dogs most ambitious game its the most accessible, too
The Last of Us Part II’s high-contrast mode. A look at how the studio is trying to expand the audience for the PS4 game Continue reading… ...
12:27 pm - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Samsungs rotating mobile-friendly TV goes on sale for $1,999
Images: Samsung Samsung’s Sero TV, which rotates between landscape and portrait orientations depending on what kind of content you’re watching, has gone on sale in the US and UK. Sam...
10:35 am - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Users discover wallpaper that can crash some Android phones
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A bug in Android means that setting a certain image as your phone’s wallpaper could be enough to crash it. The issue gained widespread attention...
10:16 am - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Microsoft is blocking the Windows 10 May 2020 Update on lots of devices
Microsoft is preventing a large number of devices from updating to the Windows 10 May 2020 Update. While the software company released the update last week, Microsoft has quietly acknowled...
09:11 am - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Reddit and Twitter join the fight against US demands for visa applicants online handles
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Reddit and Twitter have filed supporting evidence in a lawsuit against the US government, which challenges the requirement that nearly all visa ap...
08:29 am - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Pixel Buds users are reporting Bluetooth connection issues
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Owners of Google’s new Pixel Buds are reporting a variety of connection issues with the true wireless earbuds. 9to5Google reports that issues have been...
08:00 am - Mon, June 1, 2020
The Verge Sennheisers limited edition HD 25 headphones have a pop of retro color
Image: Sennheiser In celebration of the company’s 75th anniversary, Sennheiser is releasing a limited edition version of its HD 25 headphones. While they usually feature a nondescript ...
10:21 pm - Sun, May 31, 2020
The Verge Apple, Amazon among companies adjusting operations amid demonstrations
Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images Amazon, Target, and Apple all made modifications to their business operations over the weekend in light of demonstrations in cities across the...
10:21 pm - Sun, May 31, 2020
The Verge Apple, Amazon among companies adjusting operations amid demonstrations
Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images Amazon, Target, and Apple all made modifications to their business operations over the weekend in light of demonstrations in cities across the...
09:53 pm - Sun, May 31, 2020
The Verge A restaurant in the Netherlands is using creepy robot waiters for social distancing
Royal Palace Renesse/Instagram A restaurant in the Netherlands has introduced new robot waiters as a way to reduce human-to-human contact in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The re...
09:53 pm - Sun, May 31, 2020
The Verge A restaurant in the Netherlands is using creepy robot waiters for social distancing
Royal Palace Renesse/Instagram A restaurant in the Netherlands has introduced new robot waiters as a way to reduce human-to-human contact in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The re...
09:53 pm - Sun, May 31, 2020
The Verge A restaurant in the Netherlands is using creepy robot waiters for social distancing
Royal Palace Renesse/Instagram A restaurant in the Netherlands has introduced new robot waiters as a way to reduce human-to-human contact in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The re...
08:44 pm - Sun, May 31, 2020
The Verge YouTube will donate $1 million to the Center for Policing Equity
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube says it will donate $1 million to the Center for Policing Equity, to demonstrate “solidarity against racism and violence.” The Alphabe...
05:47 pm - Sun, May 31, 2020
The Verge Jake Paul filmed looting, but denies being a part of it
Eric Espada/Getty Images Jake Paul is denying that he took part in looting captured on video at an Arizona mall after backlash about his appearance sprung up online. In multiple videos ...
03:46 pm - Sun, May 31, 2020
The Verge Caught on camera, police explode in rage and violence across the US
Photo by Mostafa Bassim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Over the past 72 hours, people across the US have captured what may be the most comprehensive live picture of police brutality eve...
02:30 pm - Sun, May 31, 2020
The Verge SpaceXs Crew Dragon successfully docks with the space station
Crew Dragon Endeavour approaches the ISS. | Image: NASA / SpaceX This morning, SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station, bringing the c...
02:10 pm - Sun, May 31, 2020
The Verge Amazon removed racist images that appeared on some listings for headphones
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon says it has removed images with racist language from some listings for headphones on its UK site, The Financial Times reported. Users poste...
02:00 pm - Sun, May 31, 2020
The Verge Trump vs. Twitter: The president takes on social media moderation
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images Twitter finally flagged several of Trump’s tweets that violated its policies Continue reading… ...
09:00 am - Sun, May 31, 2020
The Verge How to watch SpaceXs first crew dock with the International Space Station
On Saturday afternoon, SpaceX launched its first human crew to space for NASA on the company’s new Crew Dragon spacecraft — but the mission isn’t over yet. After spending nearly a fu...