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11:34 pm - Sun, August 30, 2020
The Verge SpaceX launches the first south-bound rocket from Florida in decades
This evening, SpaceX launched another rocket from Florida, but this vehicle took a very different kind of path than most flights from the East Coast. Rather than head eastward after launch...
09:36 pm - Sun, August 30, 2020
The Verge New trailers: The Comey Rule, Never Gonna Snow Again, The Doorman, and more
Jeff Daniels as James Comey | Showtime After the sad news of Chadwick Boseman’s death, I planned a marathon of his movies this weekend. We’re still definitely planning to re-watch 42...
06:39 pm - Sun, August 30, 2020
The Verge Republican leader shares faked video of disabled activist on Twitter
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A Sunday tweet from Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) showing a video of activist Ady Barkan got a “manipulated media” label from Twitter. Barkan has ...
04:24 pm - Sun, August 30, 2020
The Verge ABC to air Black Panther ad-free on Sunday, followed by tribute to Chadwick Boseman
Photo by Matt Kennedy / Marvel Studios ABC will show the 2018 movie Black Panther without commercials on Sunday night, followed by an ABC News special “Chadwick Boseman: A Tribute for ...
03:36 pm - Sun, August 30, 2020
The Verge Cloudflare says its Sunday morning problems were due to CenturyLink outage
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Cloudflare said its Sunday morning outage affecting numerous websites was due to an IP outage by internet service provider CenturyLink. According ...
02:47 pm - Sun, August 30, 2020
The Verge Tesla rolls out software update to let its cars cameras see speed limit signs
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla is pushing a software update that will let its vehicles’ Autopilot system detect speed limit signs using their cameras, Elektrek reported....
01:51 pm - Sun, August 30, 2020
The Verge Cloudflare is suffering a Sunday morning outage
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Cloudflare was suffering an outage Sunday morning that appeared to be affecting multiple websites. The outage began early Sunday, and according t...
08:48 pm - Sat, August 29, 2020
The Verge Ubisoft to remove image of raised black fist from Tom Clancys Elite Squad
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge French game publisher Ubisoft is apologizing to fans after a video showing the opening sequence for Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad showed images of a ...
07:31 pm - Sat, August 29, 2020
The Verge New technology export rules in China could affect TikTok sale to a US company
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Plans for a TikTok sale may have a new obstacle, with China implementing new rules on AI technology exports, The New York Times reported. The new ...
05:00 pm - Sat, August 29, 2020
The Verge The CDCs testing guidance will make the pandemic worse
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge More than 180,000 people have died because of COVID-19 in the United States. And this week, the agency tasked with fighting the worst pandemic in ...
04:45 pm - Sat, August 29, 2020
The Verge Facebook pilot program linking its users news subscriptions could cut down on password fatigue
It’s a mildly annoying problem: when you’re reading the snippet of a news article on Facebook and you click through to read the full article, even if you’re subscribed to the news pu...
03:00 pm - Sat, August 29, 2020
The Verge This Game Boy Color is actually a portable Nintendo Wii and its so damn clean
Transforming classic video game consoles into on-the-go gadget gaming goodness is practically a time-honored tradition — I remember writing about Bacteria’s bulbous portable Nintendo 6...
02:08 pm - Sat, August 29, 2020
The Verge Google reportedly took five days to decide not to remove misleading ads about voting by mail
Illustration by Alex Castro Google took five days to review several ads with misleading information about voting by mail before opting to approve them, The Washington Post reported. The ...
02:00 pm - Sat, August 29, 2020
The Verge A case of coronavirus reinfection shows the complexities of the pandemic
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The scary thing finally happened: someone caught the coronavirus twice and got sicker the second time around. A 25-year-old man in Nevada got COVI...
01:30 pm - Sat, August 29, 2020
The Verge Im addicted to Instagram scams
I moved to LA mid-pandemic and furnished my apartment almost exclusively from Facebook Marketplace, a luxurious garden of budget goods that exploits all my weak points: deals, online shopp...
01:00 pm - Sat, August 29, 2020
The Verge T-Mobile is offering a free iPhone 11 Pro to new and existing subscribers
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge At T-Mobile, you can get a free iPhone 11 Pro if you meet all of the carrier’s qualifications. First off, you have to switch from another ca...
12:15 pm - Sat, August 29, 2020
The Verge ULA aborts launch of classified spy satellite at just 3 seconds to liftoff
Update August 29th, 8:15AM ET: At just 3 seconds to liftoff, the Delta IV Heavy aborted the launch, just after the engines initially ignited and then shut off quickly. ULA says “an unexp...
12:00 pm - Sat, August 29, 2020
The Verge Razer Blade Pro 17 review: big, bold, and powerful
A gaming laptop that doesn’t cut too many corners Continue reading… ...
03:00 am - Sat, August 29, 2020
The Verge Chadwick Boseman, star of Black Panther, dies at 43 after four year battle with cancer
Steve Granitz/WireImage Actor Chadwick Boseman has died at 43 after battling colon cancer for four years, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account. “It is with immeasura...
03:00 am - Sat, August 29, 2020
The Verge Chadwick Boseman, star of Black Panther, dies at 43 after four-year battle with cancer
Steve Granitz/WireImage Actor Chadwick Boseman has died at 43 after battling colon cancer for four years, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account. “It is with immeasura...
11:45 pm - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge Elon Musk trots out pigs in demo of Neuralink brain implants
Elon Musk’s brain-machine interface company Neuralink showcased a pig with the company’s device at an event livestreamed on YouTube. One pig, Gertrude, had a device recording signals f...
09:41 pm - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge A new $20 billion bid for TikTok could see it purchased by rival Triller (and a giant investment firm)
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok-rival Triller and Centricus (a London-based global investment firm) are the latest suitors looking to buy TikTok’s US business with a $20...
08:57 pm - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge Post Malone is now a co-owner of Texas biggest esports teams
Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Post Malone is the latest celebrity to jump into the world of competitive gaming. Today, Envy Gaming announced that the pop star had joined as a c...
08:38 pm - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge Hope you didnt delete Fortnite or Infinity Blade because Apple just terminated Epics dev account
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple has officially terminated the Epic Games account on the App Store on Friday, following its Fortnite dispute and ongoing legal battle with the game...
08:12 pm - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge Mark Zuckerberg says Kenosha Guard rulings were an operational mistake
In a companywide meeting on Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg addressed the recent shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, both in a seven-minute public address and in a heated series of questions from em...
08:11 pm - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge How towatch Elon Musks Neuralink demo at 6PM ET / 3PM PT
Photo: Neuralink Amid the search for a COVID-19 vaccine and launch of a new Mars rover, there is yet another technological breakthrough on its way — at least, according to Elon Musk. T...
08:01 pm - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge New Google Assistant feature makes it easier to donate directly to important causes
Google Assistant is getting a new feature that makes it easier to donate money to important humanitarian and nonprofit organizations, starting with the Center for Policing Equity, an organ...
06:20 pm - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge A former SpaceX intern is suing the company, claiming retaliation after reporting sexual harassment
Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images A former intern at SpaceX is suing the aerospace company, claiming that SpaceX retaliated against her after she reported experiencing sexual haras...
06:00 pm - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge The best streaming device to buy right now
Getting the most from your 4K HDR TV doesn’t cost much Continue reading… ...
05:31 pm - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge Los Angeles city attorney charges popular TikTok creators for partying
Bryce Hall and friends at a recent party. | Bryce Hall/Instagram Los Angeles city attorney Mike Feuer has charged four people, including TikTok creators Bryce Hall and Blake Gray, for al...
05:02 pm - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge New Bose audio sunglasses appear in FCC filings
Image: FCC A new set of Bose sunglasses with built-in speakers could be on the way, as revealed by new filings published by the FCC. You might be looking at the next version of the compa...
03:31 pm - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines marched us all to our doom
Photo illustration by William Joel / The Verge 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 con...
03:29 pm - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge EV startup Bollinger unveils electric delivery van
Michigan-based electric truck startup Bollinger Motors hasn’t started production on its rugged electric trucks, the Jeep-like B1 and the B2 pickup, but it’s already rolling out a new v...
02:32 pm - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge Hear what weve said about the Surface Duo hardware so far
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge This week on The Verge’s Friday episode of The Vergecast, Wired senior writer and Verge alum Lauren Goode stops by to discuss her new podcas...
02:00 pm - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge They were incarcerated firefighters, now they want to change how California fights fires
Amika Mota and a fellow firefighter battled blazes while incarcerated at the Central California Women’s Facility’s firehouse in Chowchilla. | Courtesy of Amika Mota ‘I am still...
01:45 pm - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge Asus LED-filled gaming laptop with a 144Hz refresh rate display costs just $880
asus If you’re looking to do some PC gaming at respectable frame rates, Asus’ ROG Strix G15 gaming laptop seems like an affordable way to go about doing that. Usually $1,000, it’s ...
12:19 pm - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge Facebooks OASIS-style VR playground Horizon enters public beta
Did you forget that Facebook was building the OASIS? The company has been working on its multiplayer virtual reality social space, Horizon, for a while now, which is comparable in concept ...
12:00 pm - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge Prisoners at San Quentin are dying from COVID, and help isnt coming
Prisoners at San Quentin are trapped with COVID. We talked to them Continue reading… ...
11:22 am - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge Apple agrees to pay $9.75M settlement over alleged Powerbeats 2 design defect
The Powerbeats 2 were first released back in 2014. | Image: Beats If you’re a US resident who bought a pair of wireless Powerbeats 2 earbuds before August 7th, then you could soon get ...
10:31 am - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge How Japanese rock star Miyavi performs in a world without live music
Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge “I think the key for the post-corona era is how real we can feel in a virtual world.” Continue reading… ...
10:00 am - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge Why TikTok may not survive being sold
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok is in trouble. Over the course of less than a day, the company lost its CEO and gained a surprising new suitor. The breakout social app cou...
09:14 am - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge Xiaomis under-display camera tech will ship in smartphones next year
Photo by Wang Gang/VCG via Getty Images Xiaomi intends to start mass-producing smartphones equipped with its under-display camera technology next year, the company announced today. This ...
09:06 am - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge OnePlus entry-level Clover handset will reportedly launch later this year
OnePlus released the mid-range Nord (pictured) earlier this year. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge OnePlus is planning to release an entry-level handset codenamed Clover for around $...
04:08 am - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge Apple blocks Facebook update that called out 30-percent App Store tax
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple blocked Facebook from informing users that Apple would collect 30 percent of in-app purchases made through a planned new feature, Facebook t...
04:08 am - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge Apple blocks Facebook update that called out App Store tax
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple blocked Facebook from informing users that Apple would collect 30 percent of in-app purchases made through a planned new feature, Facebook t...
12:54 am - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge Activision is giving away 10,000 beta keys for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War this weekend
Image: Activision Activision has officially announced Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Like previous entries, there will be a beta, which will be open to the public, but you can receive...
12:16 am - Fri, August 28, 2020
The Verge Samsungs own UK website is already selling the Galaxy Z Fold 2 for 1,799
Image: Samsung Samsung announced the Galaxy Z Fold 2 on August 5th, but didn’t give a release date or price at the time, only promising to share more about the foldable on September 1s...
10:33 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Kevin Mayer didnt sign up for whatever happens to TikTok
Photo illustration by William Joel / The Verge, Photography by Valerie Macon/Getty Images Kevin Mayer is out as TikTok’s CEO less than four months after taking the job. While his resig...
09:14 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Sewer systems can be used as COVID-19 early warning signs
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Early this week, Robert Robbins, president of the University of Arizona, got a phone call about poop that helped him stop an outbreak of COVID...
08:47 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Watch a new trailer for Twelve Minutes, an interactive thriller featuring Willem Dafoe
Image: Annapurna Interactive Annapurna Interactive debuted a new trailer for Twelve Minutes, which the studio describes as “an interactive thriller about a man trapped in a time loop,...
08:41 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Watch seven minutes of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, releasing in PS5s launch window
Sony debuted new gameplay footage for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, the first PlayStation 5 entry in the long-running hit series from Insomniac Games, at Gamescom Opening Night Live 202...
08:24 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge The 11 biggest trailers and announcements from Gamescom Opening Night Live
Gamescom 2020 may not be the in-person spectacle we’ve come to know, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a big deal. The virtual version of the trade show kicked off with Gamescom Opening...
07:51 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Facebook is blocking searches for the name of Kenosha shooter
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is blocking searches for “Kyle Rittenhouse,” the gunman allegedly responsible for the killing of two protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin...
07:48 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Google Duo is coming to Android TV soon
Image: Google After announcing Chromecast support for Google Meet, Google has now revealed that the company’s consumer video chat app, Duo, will be coming to Android TV in the form of ...
07:40 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge The Sims 4 is getting a Star Wars expansion pack on September 8th
Image: Electronic Arts Joining the long list of expansion packs for Electronic Arts’ The Sims 4 is one we haven’t quite seen before: a Star Wars-themed one, called Journey to Batuu. ...
07:29 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Fall Guys season 2 will add medieval-themed games in October
The new season of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, Mediatonic’s colorful battle royale platformer, will add new games inspired by the Middle Ages. The developer announced the news today dur...
07:26 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge President Trumps social media order will endanger voting rights, new lawsuit claims
A handful of voter advocacy groups filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s social media executive order on Thursday, according to Protocol. The order was signed after Twitter fa...
07:16 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge The latest Star Wars: Squadrons trailer shows off its single-player campaign
Image: EA / Motive Studios EA has debuted a new gameplay trailer for Motive’s upcoming Star Wars: Squadron during the Gamescom opening night live stream, giving another look at the sin...
07:11 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge How to avoid paying twice for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Image: Activision Activision has finally unveiled this year’s Call of Duty title — Black Ops Cold War. It will launch on November 13th, and Activision is making a big deal about how ...
07:00 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge League of Legends virtual K-pop group K/DA is back with a new song
In 2018, the League of Legends World Championship opened in stunning fashion, thanks to an augmented reality concert from a virtual K-pop group called K/DA. The video for the virtual group...
06:44 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Ronald Reagan sends you to do war crimes in the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War trailer
Image: Activision Activision and its development studios, Treyarch and Raven Software, debuted a new trailer for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and it happens to feature ...
06:39 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge The next Dragon Age is in early production, but still alive
Info on the next Dragon Age game is still scarce — BioWare has yet to announce an official title or even show off the game’s cast — but the team behind the hotly anticipated game has...
05:47 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Esports giant TSM signs Hikaru Nakamura, its first pro chess player
Photo by Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images Esports organization TSM has signed its first professional chess player, US grandmaster and five-time champion Hikaru Nakamura. The youngest Amer...
05:26 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge The OnePlus 8 Pro with upgraded RAM and storage is $80 off at Amazon
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The OnePlus 8 Pro in the onyx black or ultramarine blue color variant is $80 off at Amazon right now. This discount brings the total down to $920. In ca...
05:04 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Steam will let you filter custom lists of slurs or swearing
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Valve is adding a customizable profanity and slur filter to Steam’s chat system. The feature is now available through the Steam Lab beta program...
05:03 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Google Assistants daily snapshot feature gets birthday reminders and recipe recommendations
Google is expanding its “Snapshot” feature in Assistant, adding new reminders and more proactive suggestions for new activities you may want to try. The initial version of Snapshot sh...
05:00 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Secretlabs gaming chairs can now be wrapped in a low-key SoftWeave black fabric
Secretlab’s Omega chair shown with the SoftWeave black fabric added. | Secretlab If you want a comfortable chair with a low-profile design that won’t break the bank, Secretlab’s ga...
03:38 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Walmart says its partnering with Microsoft on a TikTok deal
Photo by Kena Betancur/VIEWpress via Getty Images Walmart says it’s partnering with Microsoft on a potential TikTok deal. The retailer is pitching the partnership as a way for it to ex...
03:30 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Smart blinds are an expensive upgrade to your smart home
Lutron’s Smart Wood Blinds work great, but come at a cost Continue reading… ...
02:11 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Revels electric mopeds return to NYC with new in-app safety test and mandatory helmet selfies
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Revel has announced it’ll be resuming its electric moped service in New York City starting today, with new protective measures for riders like a mand...
02:05 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Boost your Nintendo Switch storage with this $30 256GB microSD card
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge If you own a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite console, or are planning to get one soon, buying a microSD card to expand its internal storage should be yo...
02:04 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge TimTheTatman explains why Fall Guys is such a phenomenon
The internet rallied around TimTheTatman as the hugely popular Twitch streamer tried and failed, and failed, and failed again to take the crown at the end of a match of Fall Guys last week...
02:00 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Djays smart beat and vocal isolation feature is becoming a standalone app
Algoriddim is launching a spinoff of its popular Djay app today. The new Mac app, called Neural Mix Pro, lets you isolate and extract different parts of a song, like its drum beat or vocal...
02:00 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge The Call of Duty Leagues championship team will win this ridiculous throne
The winner of this weekend’s Call of Duty League championship will get the normal assortment of goodies, including a trophy, a ring, and a hefty chunk of a $4.6 million prize pool. But t...
01:00 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Beyond Meat launches website to sell plant-based meat directly to people online
Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images With consumers eating more meals at home and relying on grocery delivery services during the coronavirus pandemic, Beyond Meat is launching an ...
01:00 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Amazon announces Halo, a fitness band and app that scans your body and voice
It makes a 3D model of your body and tracks the emotional tone in your voice Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge How to watch the Gamescom Opening Night Live show
Image: EA / Motive Studios The opening keynote for Gamescom, the biggest gaming convention on Earth, is happening today, August 27th. But instead of passionate fans and media roaming thr...
01:00 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Virtual power plants are coming to California apartment buildings
Naomi Hawk works on a job site installing solar panels on the roof of an apartment complex in SE Washington D.C. on August 27, 2019. | Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via...
01:00 pm - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Tracking COVID-19 through symptom monitoring will be harder when flu season starts
Photo by John Nacion/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images As flu season picks up over the next few months, it’s going to get harder for public health officials to rely on trends in...
11:10 am - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Microsoft Flight Simulator players are flying into Hurricane Laura
MajinBanu (YouTube) Microsoft Flight Simulator players have turned into virtual stormchasers this week, hunting down Hurricane Laura as it approached the US Gulf Coast. While Texas and L...
11:10 am - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Amazons first Fresh grocery store opens with high-tech Dash shopping carts
Image: Amazon Amazon will open its first Fresh grocery store for in-person shopping on an invite-only basis starting this week, and will open to the general public in the coming weeks, t...
10:38 am - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Google makes the saved places tab in Maps more useful
The update makes it easier to find saved places in Google Maps. You can sort by “recently saved,” “nearby saved,” and places you’ve visited but not saved. | Image: Google Googl...
10:00 am - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Apples move to make advertising harder on iOS 14 is part of a trend
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple and Facebook are fighting again, and how you feel about it says something about who you trust to represent your interests in the strange tec...
09:00 am - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge You can buy Fairphones new handset or just its cameras as an upgrade
The Fairphone 3 Plus isn’t the most exciting looking device, but that’s not really the point. | Image: Fairphone Fairphone, the sustainable smartphone manufacturer that tries to mak...
08:51 am - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge LG officially announces its battery-powered air purifier mask
Image: LG LG has officially announced a portable air purifier that you wear on your face like a mask. The PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier uses a pair of replaceable filters similar to wha...
08:32 am - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Fortnite on iOS already feels empty and dated
Today sees the launch of an exciting new season in Fortnite — but not for everyone. Because of the ongoing legal battle between developer Epic Games and Apple, the game’s latest season...
08:18 am - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Ikea and Lego built the storage boxes of your dreams
Ikea and Lego just announced the Bygglek collection of playful storage boxes fitted with Lego studs that let you build directly onto their surfaces. The range consists of four different pr...
06:19 am - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Fortnites new season pits Marvels biggest heroes against Galactus
The latest season of Fortnite is here, and in it some of the biggest Marvel heroes join forces to help save the battle royale island. The new season — technically Chapter 2: Season 4 —...
04:42 am - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Kevin Mayer quits as TikTok CEO due to ongoing political turmoil
Jesse Grant / Getty Images for Disney TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has left the company amid ongoing disputes with the Trump administration and sale talks. The news was first reported by the F...
04:29 am - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Microsoft assigns Bungie veteran to help ship Halo Infinite
Image: 343 Industries Joseph Staten, a veteran of the Halo series, has returned to the franchise and will work on the campaign for the upcoming Halo Infinite. The news was first reported...
12:18 am - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge FDA authorizes Abbotts fast $5 COVID-19 test
The test returns results in 15 minutes. | Abbott Laboratories A COVID-19 test that takes 15 minutes and can be run without lab equipment was just granted emergency use authorization by ...
12:02 am - Thu, August 27, 2020
The Verge Dota 2s The International 10 prize pool has hit a record-breaking $34,396,000 (and counting)
Image: Valve Dota 2’s The International, one of the biggest esports tournaments in the world, has broken its own record as the most lucrative esports event, with this year’s prize po...
11:57 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Dark web drug haven Empire Market has mysteriously disappeared
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Empire Market, one of the biggest dark web marketplaces, has been offline for three days, Bloomberg reports. It’s unclear what has happened to t...
11:14 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Joe Budden is taking his podcast off Spotify because the company is pillaging his audience
Joe Budden Joe Budden, one of Spotify’s biggest exclusive podcasters, is leaving the platform. He and his show will no longer be exclusive to Spotify after September 23rd, he says in h...
10:30 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Even Google engineers are confused about Googles privacy settings
Image: Google Google’s privacy settings don’t just confuse its users — they confuse its employees too, according to internal documents unsealed in a lawsuit over Google’s data co...
09:52 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Netflixs Altered Carbon has been canceled after two seasons
Image: Netflix Netflix has canceled its adaptation of Altered Carbon after two seasons, according to Variety, marking the end of yet another big-budget adaptation for the streaming servi...
09:44 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Sony opens registration for invite-only PlayStation 5 preorders
Sony has announced the latest step in its dragged out PlayStation 5 reveal, with the company opening online registration to possibly receive an invitation to be one of the first to pre-ord...
09:36 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge How Twitter detectives and citizen journalists identified the alleged Kenosha shooter
Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A young man who allegedly killed two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin last night was identified on social media hours before charges we...
09:15 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Facebook chose not to act on militia complaints before Kenosha shooting
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge In the wake of an apparent double murder Tuesday night in Kenosha, Facebook has faced a wave of scrutiny over posts by a self-proclaimed militia...
09:08 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Tfue settles lawsuit against Faze Clan over oppressive gaming contract
Tfue/YouTube Turner “Tfue” Tenney and gaming organization Faze Clan have settled an ongoing lawsuit started by the former Faze member more than a year ago. Court filings today confi...
09:00 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Watch ULA launch a classified spy satellite on its most powerful rocket
In the very early morning hours on Thursday, the United Launch Alliance is set to launch its most powerful rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, lofting a classified spy satellite for the N...
08:57 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge NZXTs new $700 prebuilt gaming PC is an affordable entry-level option
Image: NZXT For those interested in dipping their toes into the waters of PC gaming, but aren’t quite ready to take the full plunge, NZXT has a pretty solid offer as part of its new up...
08:48 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Nvidia makes Shield TVs impressive 4K upscaling even more useful with new update
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Nvidia is delivering a number of new features to the tube-shaped Shield TV and Shield TV Pro streaming devices it released last year, and older models ar...
08:40 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Clearview AI CEO says over 2,400 police agencies are using its facial recognition software
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales/The Verge More than 2,400 police agencies have entered contracts with Clearview AI, a controversial facial recognition firm, according to comments made by...
08:09 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Canon cameras can now upload pictures straight to Google Photos
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google are making it easier to move images directly from your camera to Google Photos, Owners of recent Canon cameras can now upload photos an...
08:00 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Facebook still runs discriminatory ads, new report finds
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Over at The Markup, reporter Jeremy B. Merrill discovered that discriminatory advertisements still turn up on Facebook, despite the company agreei...
07:59 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Quibi forgot how to Quibi when it debuted its latest film
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Quibi means “quick bite.” Seriously, that’s the meaning behind the name. The entire idea behind the streaming service is that it should fit ...
07:03 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge These five Olympus mirrorless cameras can now double as Mac webcams
Photo: Olympus Olympus may be getting out of the photography business, but it may sell a few more mirrorless cameras to Mac owners first — today, it extended the previously Windows-onl...
06:51 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge YouTube creators are asking influencers in LA to please, stop partying
Bryce Hall (middle) at a party. | Bryce Hall/Instagram After a series of high profile parties in some of the wealthiest parts of Los Angeles hosted by a number of popular TikTok and You...
06:45 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge How to vote by mail in the 2020 Presidential elections
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Presidential elections are nearly upon us. Amidst all the crises that we are now experiencing — the COVID-19 pandemic, environmental emergen...
05:45 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Everything we know about Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, launching November 13th
Image: Activision Activision’s next Call of Duty installment, confirmed last week to be a revival of developer Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops series, will have its work cut out fo...
05:21 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Fortnite splits into two different games tomorrow because of Epic and Apples fight
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Fortnite’s next season arrives tomorrow, but if you’re on iOS or macOS, you won’t be able to play it, Epic announced today. And we’re lear...
04:46 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Watch an engineer build the worlds most adorable, tiny iMac
Apple’s iMacs are pretty beautiful products, but engineer and designer Michael Pick managed to make Apple’s iMac absolutely adorable by shrinking it. Pick uploaded a video to his YouT...
04:40 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Apples standard AirPods are down to their lowest price again at Amazon
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you use an iPhone and are looking for a reliable set of wireless earbuds that connect quickly, Apple’s second-generation AirPods are back...
04:00 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Amazon cancels TV adaptation of Iain M. Banks sci-fi Culture series
Detail from the cover of Iain M. Banks’ Consider Phlebas. | Image: Orbit Books Amazon has canceled its planned adaptation of Iain M. Banks’ Consider Phlebas, the first novel in the a...
03:49 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Facebook takes down call to arms event after two shot dead in Kenosha
Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The killing of two protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday night may have emerged in response to a Facebook event posted by a s...
03:39 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge A bill that could have ended Californias scooter and bike businesses has been amended
Photo by Amy Martyn for The Verge A bill in the California state legislature that shared bike and scooter companies feared would have ended their businesses has been amended. A previous ...
03:25 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Fall Guys crosses 7 million copies sold on Steam as it becomes the most downloaded PS Plus game ever
Image: Mediatonic / Devolver Digital Fall Guys’ total world domination continues as Sony on Wednesday morning announced the game has become the most downloaded PlayStation Plus title o...
03:23 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Epic confirmsFortnites new season wont be on iPhone, iPad, or Mac
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Epic has confirmed it will not be releasing its upcoming Fortnite season, Chapter 2: Season 4, for iOS or macOS, saying the ongoing antitrust feud with ...
03:22 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Nintendo details upcoming Switch lineup with Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and more
Nintendo is bringing a whole slate of new and remastered games to the Switch, the company announced today via a surprise Direct Mini. Included in its lineup is a remaster of GameCube title...
03:06 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Go read this damning story about the spread of COVID-19 in Americas first pandemic hotspot
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Following individual human stories in a sprawling event like a global pandemic is a challenging task. Making thoughtful connections between the tw...
03:02 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Why Epic cant afford to lose the Unreal Engine in its legal fight with Apple
A demo of Epic’s upcoming Unreal Engine 5 release, scheduled to come out next year and designed for not just game developers, but all kinds of industries needing real-rendering and comput...
02:30 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge The Witcher is getting a monster-hunting AR spinoff for mobile
You might not have Henry Cavill’s arms, but you can still pretend to be a witcher thanks to a new mobile game. Today, developer CD Projekt Red announced The Witcher: Monster Slayer, an a...
02:02 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge A future with tens of thousands of new satellites could fundamentally change astronomy: report
Starlink satellites passing through the night sky | Photo by Yuri Smityuk\TASS via Getty Images In the future, as astronomers make observations of the night sky, they might see more and ...
02:01 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Here are the best AirPods deals
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Apple’s AirPods Pro are $50 off at Newegg for all of August 26th, or until supply runs out. This brings the price down to $199, which matches the best ...
01:35 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Apple AirPods Pro are back down to $199, their lowest price yet
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Newegg is hosting a great deal on Apple’s AirPods Pro wireless earbuds. They’re down to $199, which matches the best price that we’ve se...
01:30 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge DJI officially announces Osmo Mobile 4, adding magnetic mounts to the foldable phone stabilizer
Courtesy of DJI DJI is expanding its lineup of motorized smartphone video stabilizers with the newly announced Osmo Mobile 4. The OM4 keeps the same foldable design as its predecessor, ...
01:00 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Nvidia teases RTX 3090 design, confirms new cooling and 12-pin connector
Nvidia is getting ready for its big GeForce event next week by teasing the design for its next-generation graphics cards. In a newly published video, Nvidia engineers and designers discuss...
01:00 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Champion made a hoodie for gamers with lots of pockets and a giant hood
For as long as esports have existed, fans have debated whether the video game-based competitions have counted as a “real” sport. But Champion is here to settle that debate with its new...
01:00 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Pokmon Go adds powerful Mega Evolution forms
Niantic is releasing a new Mega Evolution feature for Pokémon Go, bringing more powerful evolved forms of certain pokémon to the game. Mega Evolution was introduced to the mainline Poké...
01:00 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge COVID-19 could permanently increase the amount of illness the health care system handles
Health care workers in the COVID-19 unit in Houston, Texas. | Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP via Getty Images After the first nine months battling COVID-19, it’s clear that we’ll probably ...
12:00 pm - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge GM teases two new versions of all-electric Chevy Bolt
Photo by Andrew Liptak / The Verge General Motors is offering a sneak peek of the two new versions of the Chevy Bolt, the automaker’s mass-market electric car that has been on sale sin...
11:58 am - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Apple TV Plus is reportedly getting augmented reality companion content
Apple is planning to add augmented reality content as a companion to its TV Plus streaming service next year, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The AR content could be characters o...
10:51 am - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge US announces $1 billion research push forAIand quantum computing
Photo Illustration by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images The US government is announcing $1 billion in new funding for multidisciplinary AI and quantum computing research hubs t...
10:27 am - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Go read this report on how Microsofts TikTok investment turned into a soap opera
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Over at the New York Times, Andrew Ross Sorkin and Mike Isaac spoke to “more than a dozen people” familiar with Microsoft’s plans to buy Tik...
10:00 am - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Yelps lonely fight to promote competition is suddenly getting a lot more popular
How aggressively should a tech platform be allowed to compete before it becomes anticompetitive? In a summer overflowing with big issues for tech giants, from hate speech to election inter...
09:06 am - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge Elon Musk promises demo of a working Neuralink device on Friday
Image: Neuralink Elon Musk has said that his secretive neurotech firm Neuralink will demonstrate a working “device,” presumably a brain-machine interface, at 6PM ET on Friday. Musk h...
07:00 am - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge The Asus Zenfone 7 adds a third lens to its neat flipping camera
At the tap of the button, the Zenfone 7’s rear cameras flip over to shoot selfies. | Image: Asus Just over a year after Asus charmed us with the flipping cameras on the Zenfone 6, the ...
05:16 am - Wed, August 26, 2020
The Verge LGs swiveling Wing phone allegedly revealed in video leak
Earlier this year LG was reported to be working on a dual-screen phone codenamed “Wing” with a swiveling design. Android Authority now claims to have an exclusive video of the phone in...
11:20 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Palantirs S-1 filing says people use its services because their technical infrastructure has failed them
Data-mining firm Palantir has filed its prospectus to take the company public, and its S-1 confirms leaked information that showed the company has not turned a profit since its founding in...
09:17 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge YouTube took down more videos than ever last quarter as it relied more on non-human moderators
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge As it predicted would likely happen, YouTube removed more videos in the second quarter of 2020 than it ever has, as the company leaned more on its...
07:53 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Alphabets Verily is getting into insurance
Verily Life Sciences, the health care company owned by Alphabet, is getting into insurance, the company announced today. Verily is launching a new subsidiary for the effort called Coeffici...
07:53 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Verily, Googles health-focused sister company, is getting into insurance
Verily Life Sciences, the health care company owned by Alphabet, is getting into insurance, the company announced today. Verily is launching a new subsidiary for the effort called Coeffici...
07:43 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Vue finally ships its Kickstarter smart glasses and debuts the new $179 Vue Lite
In October 2016, a startup named Vue promised Kickstarter backers a pair of prescription eyeglasses that could double as wireless earbuds, a fitness tracker, and a smartwatch all at once, ...
07:20 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Heres where you can buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Samsung announced its new Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra phones at its Unpacked 2020 online event in early August 2020. At this point, The Verge’s ...
07:04 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Android 101: How to stop location tracking
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Location tracking can be very handy — it’s convenient when an app can tell you, say, where the near restaurants or gas stations are — but it...
05:31 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps gets another assignment to the space station after canceled trip
NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps | Image: NASA Two years after being unexpectedly pulled from a flight to the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps is now assigned to a n...
05:15 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Facebook plans to expand its news tab beyond the US
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is planning to expand its dedicated news section and says it is “considering” the UK, Germany, France, India, and Brazil as possible ...
05:00 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Oculus Connect is now Facebook Connect, and its happening September 16th
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Facebook’s annual Oculus Connect conference will be held online-only on September 16th — and it’s being rebranded as Facebook Connect, p...
04:58 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge DCs FanDome set the new gold standard for virtual events
Host Aisha Tyler inside the FanDome arena. | DC Comics In a time when we’re oversaturated with virtual events, it’s impossible not to notice that most of them don’t exactly run smo...
04:52 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Shared bike and scooter companies are freaking out over a new bill in California
Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Shared bike and scooter companies in California are urging state legislators to oppose a bill that would “threaten the very existence of...
04:40 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Reddit is ready for its tiny live-streaming service to get bigger
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge If you’ve scrolled through Reddit’s app recently, you might have spotted a live stream of someone playing music, making art, or just talking t...
04:26 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Apple makes Final Cut Pro X work better for remote and collaborative video editing
Apple has announced a new major update to Final Cut Pro X that adds several new improvements to proxy workflows, making the software far more suited to remote and collaborative editing for...
04:00 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Google says your Chrome tabs will soon load up to 10 percent faster
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is improving the performance of tabs in Chrome, according to a new blog post, and the changes could lead to speed gains of up to 10 percent...
04:00 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge NBA star Ben Simmons joins gaming squad Faze Clan
Photo: Faze Clan Faze Clan has added yet another celebrity to its ranks. Today the gaming team / lifestyle brand announced that NBA star Ben Simmons has joined Faze as a member under the...
03:41 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Netflixs High Score proves we need a better history of video games
Courtesy of Netflix The story of video games is too often told by the same kind of person. Reports have extensively detailed the ways the video game industry has centered its orbit aroun...
03:18 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Edison Mail debuts new $15 monthly subscription service with additional anti-phishing features
Edison Mail has announced a new paid subscription service, Edison Mail Plus, which adds a variety of anti-phishing and security-focused features to the email app for either $14.99 per mont...
03:14 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Vader Immortal, a former Oculus exclusive, is available now on PlayStation VR
Vader Immortal is available now on PlayStation VR. The three-part series was previously an exclusive for the Oculus Quest and Rift, but has now arrived on the PlayStation for $29.99. Each ...
03:00 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Facebook launches a Shop tab in its app, just like Instagram
Facebook Facebook is doubling-down on its e-commerce business and attempting to make shopping a destination in its main app, similarly to how it’s already done inside Instagram. As a t...
03:00 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Microsofts new Transcribe in Word feature is designed for students, reporters, and more
Microsoft is adding an audio transcription feature into Word for the web today. Transcribe in Word will appear in the online version of Word for Microsoft 365 subscribers, providing an eas...
02:40 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman welcomes you to Team Antitrust
An interview on The Vergecast Continue reading… ...
02:25 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Rings latest video doorbell is $50 off and includes Amazons Echo Show 5 at no extra cost
Ring To make up for the last few days of no deal coverage, I’m making up for it with today’s roundup. It’ll be larger than usual, comprised of a few deals that have been happening ...
02:07 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Watch the trailer for Enola Holmes, the Sherlock Holmes movie that landed Netflix a lawsuit
The first trailer for Enola Holmes, the Millie Bobby Brown-starring film that focuses on Sherlock Holmes’ brilliant teenage sister, has arrived despite Netflix being in the middle of a l...
01:10 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Google Pixel Buds review: second times the charm
Google’s new earbuds finally go truly wireless and have improved sound quality Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Nomad Base Station Pro review: wireless chargings imperfect future
Wireless charging as it should have been Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Fitbits new Sense smartwatch can take your skins temperature to help you manage stress
The Sense can perform an electrocardiogram (ECG), but it’s pending approval by the FDA. To use it, you’ll touch and hold your pointer finger and thumb on the bottom-left and top-right b...
12:30 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge The original digital watch button foretold the battery life struggle of modern smartwatches
In hindsight, it sounds almost ridiculous. An expensive watch with technology that’s never been put on your wrist before that costs hundreds of dollars more than a traditional timepiece....
12:00 pm - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Levels latest smart lock can be unlocked with a touch
The Level Touch can be unlocked with just a touch of your finger | Photo: Level Level is a relatively new company in the smart home scene, but today it’s announcing its second product ...
11:28 am - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge DJI Osmo Mobile 4 leaks with convenient magnetic quick mounts
The Osmo Mobile 4 appears to be using a new magnetic mounting system. | Image: Roland Quandt DJI could be about to announce a new smartphone gimbal called the Osmo Mobile 4 — now abbre...
11:05 am - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge This gaming mouse has a built-in fan to cool sweaty palms
I’ll just come right out and say that I don’t really think I’ve ever had a problem with sweaty palms in the 25 years or so that I’ve been regularly using a mouse. But my weather ap...
11:00 am - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Apple and Epic have to win over more than just a judge
Yesterday saw the first of what promises to be many, many hearings in the Apple vs Epic legal battle over Apple’s App Store policies and fees. That first hearing was preliminary to the p...
10:00 am - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Why Trumps TikTok ban has Facebook worried
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On August 2nd of last year, TikTok celebrated its first birthday. To mark the occasion, I wrote about the four biggest risks facing the company. O...
09:18 am - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Google makes NASA artifacts and prehistoric crustaceans viewable in AR
Image: Google Google has made a number of prehistoric creatures and historical artifacts available to view in augmented reality in its Arts and Culture app, the company announced today. ...
07:01 am - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Logitechs new colorful G733 wireless gaming headset can make your desk less drab
The new G733 wireless headset costs $129 and will ship in September. | Logitech In September, Logitech will ship a colorful collection of gaming accessories, consisting of a few preexist...
06:13 am - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Corsair Gaming is a billion-dollar company, and everything else we spotted in the IPO filing
When Razer went on a building and buying spree that saw it morph from a PC peripherals company to a publicly traded do-it-all gaming hardware manufacturer, Corsair was clearly paying atten...
05:06 am - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Nintendo reportedly releasing upgraded Switch next year
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Nintendo is planning to release an upgraded version of its popular Switch game console next year, according to reports in Taiwan’s Economic Daily New...
05:01 am - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Epic judge will protect Unreal Engine but not Fortnite
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Epic Games just won a temporary restraining order against Apple — at least in part. Effective immediately, Apple can’t retaliate against Epic ...
04:01 am - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge iRobot is giving its vacuum cleaners a new AI-powered brain
New features include precision cleaning zones. | Image: iRobot iRobot is announcing what it’s calling the biggest software upgrade to its robot vacuum cleaners since the company’s i...
12:40 am - Tue, August 25, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Z Fold 2 doesnt have a release date, but you can already watch this review
Image: YouTube Samsung finally announced the follow-up to the beleaguered first generation Galaxy Fold, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, earlier this month, but the phone still isn’t out yet — S...
11:40 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge iFixits teardown for the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra could explain why your phone is running hot
Image: iFixit Tech teardown specialist iFixit has published a new article taking apart the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, providing us a better look at what’s underneath the...
11:00 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Developers are fleeing the Unreal Engine, Epic tells court
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Monday, Epic Games and Apple faced off in the first hearing of their ongoing legal fight, held in a public Zoom call because of the ongoing qua...
09:13 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Disney Plus revived some ads from the 1970s, and its the extremely Gen X content we need
So it looks like Disney Plus has revived a Mouseketeers special from the 1970s (via Gizmodo) because Gen X deserves to wallow in nostalgia once in a while. But! Not only is the 60-minute p...
09:00 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Facebook blocks access to group criticizing Thailand king after government threat
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge In this week’s episode of “should the social network leave it up or take it down?” we have Facebook wading into another thorny moderation ...
07:17 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Unitys IPO filing shows how big a threat it poses to Epic and the Unreal Engine
Unity, maker of the popular Unity Game Engine, has filed to go public at an incredible moment in time. Its chief rival, Epic Games, is currently busy arguing that Apple is holding the Unre...
07:16 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge This giant glowing orb is the worlds first floating Apple Store
Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP via Getty Images Apple’s worldwide retail network may be struggling during the coronavirus pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped the company from indulging in ...
07:08 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Find My Mobile feature now works with offline devices
Photo by Brennan King / The Verg Samsung’s Find My Mobile feature is a handy tool to help you find a lost phone. With the latest app update, Find My Mobile will now work for Galaxy dev...
07:00 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge YouTube permanently bans controversial creator LeafyIsHere
YouTube has banned the controversial creator Calvin Lee Vail, better known as LeafyIsHere, for repeatedly violating the company’s harassment policies. The ban follows big changes to YouT...
06:41 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge How to watch the Republican National Convention
Photo by Travis Dove-Pool/Getty Images The Republican National Convention officially kicked off Monday at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s the third l...
05:43 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Amazon Gos cashierless tech may come to Whole Foods as soon as next year
Amazon may be looking to bring the cashierless tech found at its Go convenience stores to Whole Foods supermarkets as early as next year, the New York Post reports. Amazon may start imple...
05:37 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Zoom was down this morning and the schoolchildren, they did rejoice
Photo by Alain Pitton/NurPhoto via Getty Images With schools across the country beginning virtual classes this week, videoconferencing platform Zoom had an unexpected gift for all the sc...
05:37 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge If Googles weather frog can wear a mask, so can you
Image: Google If you check in on Google’s cute frog mascot that accompanies search results for weather in the Google app on Android, you might see that the froggy is wearing a mask, as...
05:36 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Blizzard is finally making a World of Warcraft animated series called Afterlives
Blizzard is releasing an original animated series based on World of Warcraft, the developer announced today. Afterlives will premiere this Thursday during Gamescom 2020’s online celebrat...
05:29 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Louisiana faces an unprecedented one-two punch of tropical cyclones
Workers board up windows in the French Quarter in anticipation of Hurricane Marco and Tropical storm Laura on August 23, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  | Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty ...
05:20 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge PUBG Mobile is getting a big 1.0 update and a $2 million esports tournament
Photo Illustration by Ajay Kumar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds may have been eclipsed on console and PC by the flashier battle royale games it ...
04:49 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Zoom is working again, even if youre not
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Videoconferencing giant Zoom experienced widespread outages this morning, with users in the US and UK reporting problems joining video calls, but ...
04:38 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Foxconn reportedly considers new Mexico factory over China trade war concerns
Foxconn is reportedly considering producing iPhones at the factory. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge A number of major Asian manufacturers such as Foxconn, Pegatron, and Lux...
04:30 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Twitch viewership dipped this month, unless youre looking beyond games
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Overall Twitch viewership shrank slightly in July, and streams of top games like League of Legends and Fortnite fell with it. But in other corners...
04:00 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Audible launches a cheaper subscription plan for access to its exclusive podcasts and audio content
Audible Audible, an Amazon company, is separating its exclusive audio content out into its own plan today with a cheaper subscription that doesn’t include audiobook access. Audible Plu...
03:43 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Googles Dinosaur browser game gets a dope mod that includes double swords
Google’s hidden Dinosaur runner game that pops up in Chrome when people are offline is a treasured Easter egg for Chrome users, but it was arguably in need of an update. Enter a modded v...
03:12 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge TikTok sues Trump administration over US ban
Based on wallpaper by Michael Gillett (Wallpaper Hub) TikTok has sued President Donald Trump’s administration for banning transactions with parent company ByteDance. “The [Trump] adm...
02:55 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge LIDAR startup Luminar is going public via reverse merger
Photo: Volvo Luminar, a Florida-based startup that makes LIDAR sensors and other components essential for autonomous driving technology, is the latest transportation company to go public...
02:47 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Sorry to inform you an asteroid will not be taking out Earth right before Election Day
Image: NASA Headlines abound this week about an asteroid heading toward Earth at perhaps the most opportune time during a terrible year: November 2nd, the day before the presidential ele...
02:21 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Please remain calm while the robot swabs your nose
Like riding the world’s worst rollercoaster. | GIF: Brain Navi If you’ve been tested for COVID-19 then you’ve probably experienced the unpleasantness of a nasal swab. Someone take...
02:14 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge A mobile version of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is in the works, but only in China
The wildly popular game Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is coming to mobile, but only in China. Games analyst Daniel Ahmad tweeted that Chinese entertainment company Bilibili has secured the ...
02:07 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Windows 95 is 25 years old today
Where do you want to go today? Continue reading… ...
01:27 pm - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Zoom is down, were finally free
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Videoconferencing giant Zoom is experiencing widespread outages, with users in the US and UK reporting problems joining video calls. DownDetector...
10:00 am - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Spotify is launching an exclusive League of Legends esports podcast
Spotify Spotify keeps adding to its exclusive podcast arsenal, and today, it’s getting into the esports space. The company announced a multiyear partnership with Riot Games that’ll m...
09:50 am - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Flight sticks are selling out after the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator
Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge The recently-released Microsoft Flight Simulator is a game best enjoyed with a dedicated flight stick, but actually finding one of these controllers is a ...
05:12 am - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Googles Android TV dongle could be coming soon
Two new Google hardware devices have shown up in FCC filings, and as 9to5Google notes, it seems likely that they’re related to the new Android TV product that’s reportedly been in the ...
02:49 am - Mon, August 24, 2020
The Verge Apple apologizes to WordPress, wont force the free app to add purchases after all
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Friday, the internet erupted in a small way to learn that Apple had successfully forced WordPress to monetize its free app — forcing it to se...
09:16 pm - Sun, August 23, 2020
The Verge This could be the first real picture of the Pixel 5
New leaked images may have the first look at the Google Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4A 5G. The image showing what could be the Pixel 5 in black and the Pixel 4A 5G in white came from a since-del...
06:42 pm - Sun, August 23, 2020
The Verge Trump plans to announce FDA authorization of convalescent plasma for COVID-19
A medical worker in New York checks blood for coronavirus antibodies. | Photo by Pablo Monsalve / VIEWpress via Getty Images President Donald Trump plans to announce that the Food and Dr...
06:42 pm - Sun, August 23, 2020
The Verge FDA authorizes convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19
A medical worker in New York checks blood for coronavirus antibodies. | Photo by Pablo Monsalve / VIEWpress via Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use...
06:26 pm - Sun, August 23, 2020
The Verge World Health Organization advises kids 12 and older should wear masks to prevent coronavirus spread
Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images The World Health Organization has released its guidance on face masks for children, as students— in some parts of the country at least— return to the...
04:56 pm - Sun, August 23, 2020
The Verge Twitter says President Trumps tweet about mail drop boxes violated its rules but will stay visible
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter has labeled a tweet from President Trump in which he questioned the use of mail drop boxes for the November election. The president claime...
04:04 pm - Sun, August 23, 2020
The Verge Apple is holding the Unreal Engine hostage, Epic says in new motion
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is threatening an entire ecosystem of game developers in response to the Fortnite lawsuit, Epic alleged in a new filing on Sunday. The motio...
04:04 pm - Sun, August 23, 2020
The Verge Microsoft says Forza is at risk from Apples Unreal Engine cutoff
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is threatening an entire ecosystem of game developers in response to the Fortnite lawsuit, Epic alleged in a new filing on Sunday. The motio...
01:57 pm - Sun, August 23, 2020
The Verge WeChat users group sues Trump administration over ban it says is unconstitutional
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A group of WeChat users is suing the Trump administration over the president’s executive order banning transactions with the app, The Wall Stree...
01:11 am - Sun, August 23, 2020
The Verge DC FanDome: the nine biggest announcements
DC Comics and Warner Bros. held their first ever FanDome event today, a virtual convention that brought with it new movie trailers, announcements, and exciting gameplay footage. From Warn...
01:01 am - Sun, August 23, 2020
The Verge First trailer for The Batman sees Robert Pattinson transform into the Dark Knight
Robert Pattinson’s upcoming Batman movie, The Batman, is one of the most anticipated DC movies. Today, director Matt Reeves debuted a first look at Pattinson’s take on the Dark Knight....
12:21 am - Sun, August 23, 2020
The Verge Watch the first trailer for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
The team behind the beloved Batman: Arkham games is now exploring at different DC property. This evening at DC Fandome, Rocksteady Studios finally revealed Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice ...
09:56 pm - Sat, August 22, 2020
The Verge Apple apologizes to WordPress, wont require the free app to add purchases after all
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Friday, the internet erupted in a small way to learn that Apple had successfully forced WordPress to monetize its free app — forcing it to se...
09:56 pm - Sat, August 22, 2020
The Verge Apple apologizes to WordPress, wont force the free app to add purchases after all
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Friday, the internet erupted in a small way to learn that Apple had successfully forced WordPress to monetize its free app — forcing it to se...
09:53 pm - Sat, August 22, 2020
The Verge Watch the first trailer for Zack Snyders Justice League cut
After years of campaigning from fans, Zack Snyder’s Justice League will see the light of day — and a first look trailer for the director’s version premiered today. Snyder brought th...
09:15 pm - Sat, August 22, 2020
The Verge If you think Fall Guys would be a perfect mobile game, China has news for you
The wildly popular game Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is reportedly coming to mobile. Games analyst Daniel Ahmad tweeted that Chinese entertainment company Bilibili has secured the rights t...
08:26 pm - Sat, August 22, 2020
The Verge TikTok confirms it will sue the Trump administration
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok confirmed Saturday that it will file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over an executive order demanding parent company ByteDance ...
07:28 pm - Sat, August 22, 2020
The Verge James Gunns Suicide Squad roster of villains unveiled in new teaser video
Director James Gunn took his time at DC Comics’ FanDome to introduce the new Suicide Squad set to debut in Warner Bros.’ The Suicide Squad. A “roll call” trailer for his Suicide Sq...
06:00 pm - Sat, August 22, 2020
The Verge Watch nearly eight minutes of Gotham Knights first gameplay footage
Warner Bros. Games Montreal debuted its new game set within Batman’s world, Gotham Knights, at DC Comics’ FanDome today, and the developers brought nearly eight minutes of gameplay foo...
05:42 pm - Sat, August 22, 2020
The Verge Heres your first look at Gotham Knights, the new game from WB Games Montreal
It’s been a few years, but there’s a new Batman game on the way. At the DC Fandome event we got our first look at the long-rumored Gotham Knights, which looks to channel the spirit of ...
05:30 pm - Sat, August 22, 2020
The Verge New Wonder Woman 1984 trailer introduces Kristen Wiigs Cheetah
After questions about whether Wonder Woman 1984 would possibly skip theaters to premiere digitally, a new trailer for the film confirms it’s getting the big-screen treatment. Director P...
05:20 pm - Sat, August 22, 2020
The Verge Bill Gates says tech companies deserve rude, unfair, tough questions
Photo by Saeed Adyani / Netflix Bill Gates believes tech firms “deserve” the kind of scrutiny they got during Congressional hearings last month, and that the late Steve Jobs was a ...
02:29 pm - Sat, August 22, 2020
The Verge Cricket Wireless starts offering 5G but only for one device
Photo by: Don & Melinda Crawford/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images AT&T-owned Cricket Wireless is enabling 5G support on some of its plans, the company ann...
02:00 pm - Sat, August 22, 2020
The Verge COVID-19 just schooled a bunch of universities
A student at UNC Chapel Hill | Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images Colleges got a schooling in virology this week. After ignoring recommendations from the local health department t...
01:00 pm - Sat, August 22, 2020
The Verge How to watch DCs big FanDome event
Without San Diego Comic-Con, DC Comics and Warner Bros. launched a new virtual event to showcase new trailers for upcoming films, games, and TV shows. From Robert Pattinson’s The Batman...
10:13 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Two of Hasbros remastered Super Soakers are being recalled
Image: Hasbro When Hasbro brought back three classic Super Soakers this spring, I was pretty pumped — but now, two of them are being recalled. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission...
08:46 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Palantir still relies heavily on government contracts despite push for more corporate customers
Palantir, the controversial analytics and data mining firm, still relies heavily on its US government contracts for revenue despite its public statements that it was branching out into mor...
08:33 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge WordPress founder claims Apple cut off updates to his completely free app because it wants 30 percent
Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images WordPress, the iOS app, lets you build and manage a website right from your iPhone or iPad. Separately, Wo...
08:01 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Read the emails between Epic and Apple that led toFortnites App Store ban
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge It’s been just over a week since Fortnite developer Epic Games initiated an unprecedented antitrust legal fight with Apple over its App Store ru...
07:55 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Googles Pixel Buds sound noticeably better with new bass boost, but connectivity issues remain
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Google pushed out a significant firmware update to its Pixel Buds this week, adding several new features to the true wireless earbuds including a “bass...
07:20 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Apple claims Epic asked for a special deal for Fortnite payments
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has responded to Epic Games’ antitrust lawsuit over its iOS App Store policies. The filing asks a court not to temporarily reverse an App ...
07:20 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Apple says Epic is putting the entire App Store model at risk
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has responded to Epic Games’ antitrust lawsuit over its iOS App Store policies. The filing asks a court not to temporarily reverse an App ...
06:51 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Hear our reviews of Samsungs Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Buds Live, and Galaxy Watch 3
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge This week on The Verge’s flagship podcast, The Vergecast, Dieter Bohn, Becca Farsace, and Dan Seifert log into a Zoom meeting to discuss their reviews...
06:08 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Leaked Google Pixel 5 renders show dual rear cameras and fingerprint sensor
A render purportedly showing the Pixel 5. | Image: OnLeaks/PriceBaba Google launched the Pixel 4A in August but told us we’d have to wait to see the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G. They’re...
05:15 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Watch Crysis Remastered attempt to redeem its graphics ahead of new September 18th release
Image: Crytek When a trailer for Crysis Remastered leaked online in July, fans criticized the game’s graphics for looking far too much like the original’s from over 10 years ago. But...
04:43 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Fortnite teases Marvel-themed season, but iPhone and iPad players could miss out
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Fortnite’s next season, which kicks off on August 27th, could be a full-season collaboration with Marvel, as suggested by a teaser released by E...
04:39 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge What it takes to verify the hottest temperatures on Earth
An unofficial thermometer is mounted at Furnace Creek Visitor Center on August 17th, 2020, in Death Valley National Park, California.  | Photo by Mario Tama / Getty Images It co...
04:38 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Run The Jewels release 3D model of their iconic logo for remix contest
Run The Jewels / Sketchfab Run The Jewels has teamed up with Sketchfab, an online platform to share and sell 3D artwork, for a remix challenge of the duo’s iconic pistol and fist logo....
03:52 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge The second-most important Jeff at Amazon is leaving the company
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Jeff Wilke, CEO of Amazon’s worldwide consumer division, is planning to retire in the first quarter of 2021, the company announced in a regulato...
03:40 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge How a designer used AI and Photoshop to bring ancient Roman emperors back to life
AI renditions of Roman emperors Augustus (left) and Maximinus Thrax (right) with their statues. | Image by Daniel Voshart Machine learning is a fantastic tool for renovating old photos a...
02:30 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Acers Swift 3 is a solid laptop for students
A portable device with some compromises Continue reading… ...
02:26 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Volkswagens ID 4 electric SUV enters production in Germany
Image: VWIDtalk Volkswagen’s ID 4, the automaker’s first electric SUV, has entered into series production in Saxony, Germany, the company announced this week. The ID 4 — which was...
02:00 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge How to pick the right headphones for kids
Photo by: BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images As many schools enter the new academic year with continued remote learning, there will be parents wondering how they can best equip...
01:50 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Swipe left, Elon stans: that Tesla dating app is a joke, for now
Does Andy even own a Tesla? | Tesla Dating Co. Despite several news articles that seem to suggest otherwise, a dating app just for Tesla owners isn’t real — at least not yet. The b...
01:17 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Leaked Google Pixel 5 renders show dual rear camera and fingerprint sensor
Google launched the Pixel 4A in August but told us we’d have to wait to see the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G. They’re due to arrive sometime this fall (probably in early October), but new r...
01:17 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Leaked Google Pixel 5 renders show dual rear cameras and fingerprint sensor
Google launched the Pixel 4A in August but told us we’d have to wait to see the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G. They’re due to arrive sometime this fall (probably in early October), but new r...
01:00 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Minecraft Education is perfectly suited for this surreal back-to-school moment
When the pandemic hit this spring, a lot of teachers turned to Minecraft during their mad scramble for tools that could make remote learning work. Earlier this year, Microsoft added an “...
01:00 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge What we listen to while working from home
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The Verge’s favorite audio picks, from hip-hop to podcasts to game soundtracks Continue reading… ...
12:30 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Brydges latest keyboards turn a Surface Pro or Go into a standard laptop
Brydge 12.3 Pro Plus and 10.5 Go Plus keyboards Brydge, the maker of keyboard accessories for iPads and other tablets, has a line of new accessories for Windows 10 devices that includes ...
12:00 pm - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge School nurses are on the frontlines of the pandemic
A Pennsylvania elementary school nurse stands by her desk. | Photo by Ben Hasty / MediaNews Group / Reading Eagle via Getty Images When most school buildings shuttered in April, the Nati...
11:49 am - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy S20 is receiving Note 20 features with new One UI update
The Galaxy S20 series (pictured) released earlier this year. | Photo by Brennan King / The Verge The latest version of Samsung’s One UI software, which was announced alongside the Gala...
10:10 am - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Ikea gives its 2021 catalog an Animal Crossing-themed makeover in Taiwan
Image: Ikea After the latest Animal Crossing became a worldwide phenomenon with its compelling combination of fishing, hunting, and interior design, it was only a matter of time before a...
09:17 am - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge An innocent typo led to a giant 212-story obelisk in Microsoft Flight Simulator
Melbourne’s giant virtual obelisk. Microsoft Flight Simulator players spotted a giant mountain-high obelisk in Australia this week. While Flight Simulator has done a great job at recre...
08:28 am - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Facebooks old web design will disappear in September
Facebook’s new interface was first unveiled last year. | Image: Facebook Facebook’s “classic” experience, the interface with the iconic blue navigation bar at the top, is disappe...
04:19 am - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Apple reportedly using cheaper iPhone battery parts to offset 5G cost
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Facing higher production costs due to the inclusion of 5G hardware in this year’s “iPhone 12” series, Apple is attempting to use less ex...
02:02 am - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Epic to host a FreeFortnite tournament with anti-Apple prizes
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Fortnite-maker Epic Games and Apple are currently embroiled in a public battle over Apple’s App Store policies, and in the latest move in the di...
12:31 am - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge After inking a deal with Netflix, Trump impersonator Sarah Cooper is also getting a TV show
Image: Sarah Cooper We already knew that Sarah Cooper, the comedian that has gone viral for her impersonations of Trump, is getting a comedy special on Netflix. And today, Cooper has ink...
12:23 am - Fri, August 21, 2020
The Verge Magic Leaps lost work The Last Light gets a surprise release after its developers were laid off
Image: Magic Leap The Last Light, Magic Leap’s in-house mixed reality experience thought to be lost after nearly everyone who made it was laid off, got a surprise — and official — ...
11:58 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Android 11 phones will summon Android Auto wirelessly, no need to pull out your device
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto both seem pretty useful for drivers — simply plug in your phone to charge, and it’ll link up wit...
10:48 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Adobe accidentally deleted peoples photos in latest Lightroom update
Photo Illustration by Mateusz Slodkowski / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images For the past two days, photographers have been posting in a panic across Twitter, Reddit, and the Ph...
10:40 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Major news publishers ask Apple what can get them an App Store deal like Amazons
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Major US news publishers have joined the list of companies and app developers criticizing Apple’s App Store terms as unfair and potentially anti-compe...
09:47 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Tesla is working on a sensor that can detect a child left behind in a hot car
Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images Tesla is working on a new motion-detection sensor that could detect a child left behind in a hot car. According to Reuters, the co...
09:21 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Fertility app Premom reportedly shared customer data with Chinese companies
Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images A fertility app that helps women monitor their cycles when hoping to become pregnant was sharing user data with several Chinese compan...
09:09 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge NASA is going to try to hunt down a leak on the International Space Station this weekend
NASA and its Russian partner Roscosmos are going to try to hunt down the source of a very small leak on the International Space Station this weekend, one that has been causing air to relea...
08:50 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Mark Zuckerberg testified before the FTC as part of its Facebook antitrust probe
Photo by Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the Federal Trade Commission this week as part of the regulator’s ongoing antitrust investigation i...
08:10 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge How to get Microsofts xCloud and stream Xbox games on your phone right now
Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming abilities will be officially integrated into the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription starting on September 15th, with support for more than 100 games. ...
07:50 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Former Uber security chief charged with paying hush money to cover up 2016 hack
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber’s former security chief has been charged with obstruction of justice for trying to hide a data breach from the Federal Trade Commission and...
07:27 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Google confirms Android 11 will limit third-party camera apps because of location spying fears
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google is making a change in Android 11 that will force apps that want to take photos or video to use the phone’s built-in camera app — even if you...
07:03 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Uber and Lyft shutdown in California averted as judge grants emergency stay
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images A California appeals court judge blocked an order requiring Uber and Lyft to classify drivers as employees, averting an expected shutdown of the ride-sha...
07:00 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Netflix is re-creating iconic Stranger Things sets in LA, and you can drive your car through them
Image: Netflix Netflix on Thursday announced the launch of a unique Stranger Things immersive theater production it’s calling a “drive-into experience,” in which it’s transformin...
05:30 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Goodbye to Patriot Act, a comedy show that was a different kind of angry
Photo by Cara Howe / Netflix If you want to watch a TV show that recaps the latest news with a healthy amount of jokes and comically bad photoshops, you have a lot of choices. There’s ...
05:08 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Googles Pixel Buds are now available in more colors nearly four months after launch
Google has finally launched more colors for its second-generation Pixel Buds, nearly four months since the true wireless headphones launched. In addition to “clearly white,” you can no...
05:03 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Adobe accidentally deleted peoples photos in latest Lightroom update
Photo Illustration by Mateusz Slodkowski / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images For the past two days, photographers have been posting in a panic across Twitter, Reddit, and the Ph...
04:58 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Airbnb puts global ban on house parties to support social distancing guidelines
Photo Illustration by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Airbnb is cracking down on house parties and events in properties listed on its platform to try to better foll...
04:23 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Lyft will suspend its ride-hailing service in California
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Lyft will suspend its ride-hailing operations in California at 11:59PM PT on August 20th, the company confirmed in a blog post. Along with Uber, the...
03:45 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Reddit reports 18 percent reduction in hateful content after banning nearly 7,000 subreddits
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In June this year, Reddit began a huge campaign to remove hateful content from its site, blocking communities that engaged in hate speech and hara...
03:18 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge A mail-in COVID-19 test company switched to FedEx because of USPS delays
Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty Images Vitagene, a company that makes mail-in, saliva-based COVID-19 tests, is switching its shipping from the United States Postal Service to FedE...
03:07 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Steve Bannon charged with fraud over crowdfunded border wall
Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images President Donald Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon and three others were arrested and are charged with fraud over a crowdfunded wall along the US-Me...
03:00 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Razer gets into the ergonomic game with its new $99.99 Pro Click wireless mouse
Razer is best known for its all-black, LED-filled gaming accessories that are built to keep you gaming at your peak. But its latest lineup, consisting of a wireless mouse, a wireless mecha...
03:00 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Googles Pixel Buds get new transcribe mode, attention alerts, and sharing detection
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Google is adding a number of new features to its Pixel Buds today — and also addressing the cutout / disconnect issues that some early buyers have ex...
02:44 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Controls publisher explains why it wont offer a free next-gen upgrade
Today, 505 Games is attempting to clear the air with a blog post about why it won’t be offering owners of the original Control game a free next-gen upgrade when that version releases in ...
02:06 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge SpaceX still pressing ahead with its Air Force lawsuit, despite winning coveted Air Force contract
SpaceX is still pressing ahead with its lawsuit against the Air Force over rocket development money the company didn’t receive two years ago — despite just winning a more than $300 mil...
02:00 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Whats the best student laptop? We asked students
The Dell XPS 13 is one of the best laptops for high school and college students. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Shopping for a laptop can be stressful — doubly stressful...
02:00 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge DoorDash launches grocery delivery to compete with Amazon and Instacart
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge DoorDash is ramping up its on-demand delivery efforts with the launch of grocery delivery, starting with select chains in markets throughout Calif...
01:48 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Sonys first PS5 commercial lists lots of features but no price
Sony is ready to start marketing its next-generation PlayStation 5 console with commercials, but the new minute-long spot doesn’t include any PS5 games or the all-important price tag. In...
01:44 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge For COVID-19 facts, first impressions matter
Photo by Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images Researchers have learned a lot about the new coronavirus in the 233 days since officials in China reported cases of a then-unknown diseas...
01:00 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge University staff are worried their recorded lectures will be used against them
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge When lectures go online, who gets to keep the copyright? Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Google Maps will show wildfire boundaries in near real time
Google’s new wildfire-mapping feature includes wildfire boundaries, top news stories, and official updates. | Image: Google Type in the name of an ongoing wildfire into Google search, ...
01:00 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge The epic campaign to winElon MusksTeslafactory with memes
How Tulsa, Oklahoma, almost won Elon Musk using the language he knows best: memes Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Western Digitals new portable SSDs are faster than ever
Western Digital has along since a mainstay for portable hard drives with its popular My Passport line, but its recently started to shift its focus to solid-state drives — and now the com...
12:00 pm - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Teachers share their biggest fears about reopening schools during the pandemic
‘I don’t want any of my colleagues to get sick and die’ Continue reading… ...
11:58 am - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Microsoft Flight Simulator has some amazing bugs, glitches, and mountain-high obelisks
Microsoft Flight Simulator produces some stunning realism most of the time, but there’s the odd occasion where things go hilariously wrong. PC players inside simulated airplanes have bee...
11:41 am - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Sony is making it easier to use its digital cameras as webcams on Windows
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Sony has unveiled a new program for Windows 10 that makes it easier to use the company’s digital cameras as webcams. The software is called ...
11:00 am - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge The US government cant use DJI drones - but here are five it just approved
Teal’s Golden Eagle drone. | Image: Flir DJI may be synonymous with “drone,” but after the US Armed Forces, the Pentagon, and the Department of the Interior started banning and gro...
10:00 am - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Facebooks big QAnon crackdown might have come too late
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Before the Tide Pods challenge was a public health crisis, it was a joke. The laundry detergent capsules, which were originally released in 2012, ...
09:49 am - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Go read this investigation into a flawed contact-tracing app used by one US college
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge When Albion College announced it would be re-opening back in June it said it would put a number of health measures in place to help reduce the spr...
07:25 am - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Gmail, Docs, Drive, and more Google services hit by widespread disruption
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A number of Google services including Gmail, Drive, Docs, Meet, Groups, Chat, Keep and Voice are experiencing service disruptions, the company is ...
07:16 am - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Taiwan plans to ban major Chinese video streaming services
Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge Taiwan is planning to lock out video streaming services from Chinese tech giants Baidu and Tencent. While such services are ostensibly already illegal in ...
12:33 am - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Heres your best look yet at ZTEs first smartphone with an under-display camera
Image: ZTE ZTE has already announced that it plans to launch the first mass-produced 5G-enabled smartphone with an under-display camera in China next month, and now the company has share...
12:23 am - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge Thundercats is coming to Hulu tomorrow and I am on a major nostalgia trip
Image: Hulu Thundercats ho! Hulu has locked down the rights to stream Thundercats on its service starting tomorrow. This includes both the iconic original series from the 1980s, plus the...
12:14 am - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge The best laptop you can buy
From ultraportables to high-powered editing machines, here are the best laptops to get right now Continue reading… ...
12:00 am - Thu, August 20, 2020
The Verge With titles like Battletoads and Grounded, Xbox Game Pass is inching closer to becoming like Netflix
Battletoads. You probably know the feeling: you set out to find something new on Netflix, but end up spending more time browsing than actually watching. There’s just so much there that...
11:35 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Los Angeles settles Weather Channel lawsuit, lets it keep selling location data to advertisers
Los Angeles has settled its lawsuit against the operator of The Weather Channel app. The city filed litigation against the company in 2019, alleging that the app misled millions of people ...
11:04 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Facebook is making Oculuss worst feature unavoidable
Image: Oculus VR Yesterday, Facebook infuriated the VR world, announcing plans to require a Facebook login for future VR headsets. The decision broke an early promise from Oculus founder...
09:56 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Fortnite can still be reinstalled on iOS, even after Apple removed it
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Fortnite disappeared from the App Store last week as part of developer Epic Games’ big legal and regulatory showdown with Apple, but the battle royale...
09:14 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Airbnb has filed to go public
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Airbnb has filed documents to begin its initial public offering, the company said on Wednesday. Airbnb’s securities registration filing rema...
09:03 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Twitch star Timthetatman finally won a game of Fall Guys
Image: Mediatonic While the world writhes in the clutches of a seemingly never-ending wave of chaos, one Twitch streamer’s heartwarming struggle to win a game of the new battle royale ...
09:00 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War is official, will be inspired by actual events
Call of Duty: Warzone may have somewhat overshadowed the rest of the Call of Duty franchise, with the battle royale racking up 75 million downloads as of this month — but of course Activ...
08:25 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Fossil updates its Gen 5 smartwatches with sleep tracking and more fitness features
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Fossil has released a new update for its Gen 5 Wear OS smartwatches that add a variety of features to the watches that aren’t part of standa...
07:50 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Facebook purges 790 QAnon groups as the fringe conspiracy movement keeps growing
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook has conducted its biggest purge yet of the pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy movement, announcing on Wednesday that it has removed nearly 800 gr...
07:35 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Uber CEO on the fight in California: We cant go out and hire 50,000 people overnight
Photo by Philip Cheung for The Verge In a podcast interview Wednesday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi rejected the notion his company is capable of employing all of its drivers in California...
07:18 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Netflix still cant figure out how to make talk shows work
On Tuesday, comedian Hasan Minhaj announced that after two years and six seasons, Netflix canceled Patriot Act. Despite the unexpected axing, it’s a symptom of a larger ailment: streamin...
07:17 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Facebook is making it easier for users to find Black-owned businesses nearby
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is making it easier for users to find Black-owned businesses on its platform. The new feature is part of the company’s ongoing initiati...
06:15 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Facebook linked to free speech crackdown in India after lobbyist files charges
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A Facebook policy executive out of the company’s India offices has filed a criminal complaint against a journalist, Awesh Tiwari, alleging his c...
05:46 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Joe Biden recommits to ending fossil fuel subsidies after platform confusion
Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez addresses the second night of the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention at its hosting site on August 18, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wi...
05:05 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Lucid Motors boasts it will have the fastest charging electric vehicle ever offered
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Lucid Motors announced that its forthcoming all-electric sedan, the Lucid Air, will be the “fastest charging electric vehicle ever offered....
04:44 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge DropLabs pulsating Bluetooth-enabled shoes are available in a new color
To be clear, the EP 01 do not radiate color like the image illustrates. | Image: DropLabs DropLabs has a new upgraded version of its Bluetooth shoes that rumble your feet with bass, whic...
03:28 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Apple is now a $2 trillion company
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has become the first US company to hit a market cap of $2 trillion. It’s an arbitrary milestone but a significant one all the same, testim...
03:00 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Instagram rolls out suggested posts to keep you glued to your feed
Instagram Instagram is expanding its feed today with the launch of “suggested posts.” These posts, from accounts you don’t follow, will show up after you’ve reached the end of yo...
02:44 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Xbox Series X dashboard has a new rounded design and speed improvements
Microsoft is revealing the dashboard and software UI that it plans to use on the Xbox Series X. The software giant is mostly sticking to the same guide and interface that exists on the Xbo...
02:42 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Lovecraft Country reclaims pulp fiction for the Black men and women it excluded
Image: HBO Lovecraft Country starts with a dream. A Black man fights on a battlefield, but we can’t see who he and his fellows are clashing with. The reveal is spectacular: aliens, mon...
02:40 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Apples last-gen iPad Pro with LTE is more affordable than ever at B&H Photo
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you’re looking to upgrade your iPad but don’t necessarily need the latest or most powerful version of the iPad Pro, you can save a lot ...
02:30 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge The best accessories to improve your school from home experience
Photo by Phil Esposito / The Verge As the coronavirus pandemic has unfortunately carried on into the beginning of a new school year, many are having to turn their homes into classrooms. ...
02:22 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge HPs Pavilion x360 is a mid-range LTE-equipped laptop that cuts too many corners
LTE connectivity would be more handy in a laptop that’s not this sluggish Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge HPs Pavilion x360 is a mid-range LTE-equipped laptop that cuts too many corners
LTE connectivity would be more handy in a laptop that’s not this sluggish Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Zoom is coming to Google Nest, Amazon Echo, and Facebook Portal smart displays
Zoom is expanding to a variety of new devices later this year, with the company announcing that the Amazon Echo Show, Facebook Portal, and Google Nest Hub Max will support the widely used ...
02:00 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge How to make drugs for viruses that dont exist yet
The SARS-CoV-2 virus took the world by surprise, but by one measure, it arrived right on schedule. The first SARS virus was discovered in 2003; the related MERS virus hit in 2012. Today, w...
02:00 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge The best accessories to improve your school from home experience
Photo by Phil Esposito / The Verge As the coronavirus pandemic has unfortunately carried on into the beginning of a new school year, many are having to turn their homes into classrooms. ...
02:00 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Imgur launches an ad-free subscription service, powered by micropayments
Imgur is launching a subscription service that offers an ad-free browsing experience and new community features, like profile flair and the ability to mute tags across the site. The subscr...
01:18 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Its time to watch all the Ip Man movies
You know what’s better than streaming a good martial arts movie over the weekend? Streaming six good martial arts movies over the weekend. There are few pleasures quite like killing an e...
01:12 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge A new 5G BlackBerry phone with Android and a physical keyboard will arrive in 2021
A close-up of the keyboard of 2015’s BlackBerry Priv. The once-respected BlackBerry brand has been licensed yet again by a company hoping to use a familiar name to make a dent in the ...
01:06 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Houses are influencers now, and this one burned to the ground
The Instagram restoration community rallies around a tragedy Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Going remote makes it harder for colleges to reach first-generation students
Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images Getting to college was hard enough — then the pandemic upended their support system Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge How Fortnites epic battle with Apple could reshape the antitrust fight
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales When Tim Cook finished up his appearance in front of the House Judiciary panel in July, the conventional wisdom was that the Apple CEO had gotten off easy...
12:00 pm - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Where to sit on the school bus just got a lot more complicated
Photo by Ben Hasty / MediaNews Group / Reading Eagle via Getty Images How do school districts transport kids safely during a pandemic? Continue reading… ...
11:32 am - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge The Nubia Watch is a decadent OLED smart bracelet
Some of the first credible reporting about the “Apple iWatch” I remember reading described it as being “made of curved glass.” The eventual Apple Watch did use curved glass to an e...
11:00 am - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge How can you get out of this alive if you dont know todays number?
He keeps the numbers in a jar. | Image: David Lynch / YouTube Yesterday was a three and I felt that. The day before was an eight and unmistakably so. It just had that eight feeling, you ...
10:29 am - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Tim Wu makes the case that its only fair to ban TikTok in the US
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In a new opinion piece for the New York Times, Tim Wu, Columbia University law professor and outspoken promoter of the free and open internet, wri...
10:00 am - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Platforms successfully stopped a lame COVID conspiracy video from going viral
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge One of the more hopeful developments at tech platforms this year has been their investment in removing misinformation related to the COVID-19 pand...
12:30 am - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Go read how the US government built a top-secret iPod right under Steve Jobs nose
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge For a period of time starting in 2005, Apple allowed two US government contractors to work in its offices to develop a custom version of the i...
12:30 am - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Instagram launches QR codes globally, letting people open a profile from any camera app
Instagram Instagram is bringing QR codes to the app. Users can now generate QR codes that’ll be scannable from any supporting, third-party camera apps. It first launched the product in...
12:00 am - Wed, August 19, 2020
The Verge Donald Trump wants to blame Amazon for his post office woes
Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images US President Donald Trump, belatedly realizing that the US Postal Service is far more popular than he will ever be, has been publicly dis...
11:35 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Netflix is testing a Shuffle button, because youre tired of picking what to watch
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Does your Netflix home screen — you know, the one with your user profiles — now have a “Shuffle Play” button? That’s because Netflix is...
10:34 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Apple removes thousands of games from the Chinese App Store, alarming observers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge As tensions rise between the US and China, Apple’s Chinese operations — which include millions of Apple customers and much of the company’s ...
10:07 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Google Meet now lets you cast your video conferences to the TV screen
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Does the idea of having your work meetings on the biggest screen in your house seem appealing? Google Meet is adding Chromecast support to let...
10:07 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Google Meet now lets you cast your videoconferences to the TV screen
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Does the idea of having your work meetings on the biggest screen in your house seem appealing? Google Meet is adding Chromecast support to let...
09:45 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Deathloop and The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe are the latest games to get delayed to 2021
Two games more games originally set to release later this year have been pushed back to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both Deathloop and The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe are now slat...
08:52 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Canoo is the latest electric vehicle company to use a reverse merger to go public
EV startup Canoo is going public at a valuation of $2.4 billion in an effort to raise enough money to help bring its first vehicle, a VW microbus-style van that was first revealed last yea...
08:51 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Go read this oral history of The Simpsons iconic Steamed Hams sketch
In 1996, a 2.5-minute short sandwiched between a bunch of other shorts premiered in an episode of The Simpsons. No one thought much of it at the time, but over the last couple decades, “...
08:43 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge How to preorder the Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Samsung announced its new Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra phones at its Unpacked 2020 online event. At this point, The Verge’s Dieter Bohn has now p...
08:05 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Facebook blocks users from linking to new Plandemic hoax video
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Social media sites are trying to stop the spread of Plandemic: Indoctornation, a follow-up to the Plandemic conspiracy video about the novel coron...
08:02 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Bots have been winning T-Mobile Tuesdays giveaway contests
Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images In July, astute Reddit users noticed an odd pattern among the recent winners of T-Mobile’s “T-Mobile Tuesdays” sweep...
08:02 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge The Lincoln Project is stealing memes and the online left isnt happy
FuckJerry-style aggregation meets campaigning Continue reading… ...
07:51 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Ubers $25-a-month subscription service is now available across the US except California
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber Pass, the subscription service that the company first introduced in 2018, is now available nationwide — minus California. The expansion of...
07:30 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge New images of Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Sense leak
Fitbit Versa 3. | Image: WinFuture The first look at Fitbit’s new smartwatches, the Versa 3 and Sense, have leaked, courtesy of WinFuture, showing off the upcoming fitness tracking-foc...
07:07 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Batman: Arkham studio accused of failing to prevent sexual harassment
Nearly two years ago, several female employees at Rocksteady Studios, the developer behind the Batman: Arkham series, sent a letter to management accusing the studio of failing to prevent ...
06:57 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Tesla owners in California asked to reduce charging because of a heatwave
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Some Tesla owners in California are being asked to charge their cars less — both at home and with the company’s Superchargers — to help cons...
06:48 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Epic used its playbook for Fortnite events against Apple and Google
Image: Epic Games Epic Games took on Apple and Google in a very public way last week to protest what it believes are monopolistic app store policies. But Epic was prepared for the fight ...
06:05 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge EA Play subscription service is coming to Steam on August 31st
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge EA’s subscription service is coming to Steam very soon. Today, the publisher announced that the recently renamed EA Play will launch on Steam on...
05:30 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Lenovos new Yoga laptops feature the latest Intel and AMD chips
The Lenovo Yoga 7i 15. | Image: Lenovo When you’re writing about laptops, “spec bump” is often code for “boring.” But here’s a spec bump I’m actually very excited about. Be...
05:21 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Magic: The Gathering embraces punk aesthetics for its latest limited time drop
Image: Wizards of The Coast / Wizard of Barge Magic: The Gathering has been around a long time and has experimented with a ton of art styles in the past — some serious, some silly, som...
05:00 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Youll need a Facebook account to use future Oculus headsets
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Oculus will soon require all of its virtual reality headset users to sign up with a Facebook account. The Facebook-owned company says it will ...
04:49 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge UNC is sending some students back home without testing them for COVID-19
Freshman at UNC walk through campus. | Ted Richardson/For The Washington Post via Getty Images Just a week after bringing undergraduates back to campus, the University of North Carolina...
04:47 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge The 9 biggest announcements from todays Nintendo Indie World Showcase
The lineup of big Nintendo games is a little light at the moment, but at least we have some indie games to keep Switch owners busy. During its most recent Indie World Showcase, Nintendo sh...
04:22 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Untitled Goose Game will soon let you bully village dorks with a friend
Untitled Goose Game is adding another horrible goose to its repertoire. Developer House House announced today that it will release a local two-player co-op mode as a free update on Septemb...
04:01 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Anti-vaccination group sues Facebook over fact-checking program
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Children’s Health Defense, a group founded by anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is suing Facebook and its fact-checking partners ...
04:00 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Google Maps is getting a lot more detail
The new map design (right) does a better job at distinguishing between Iceland’s ice caps and greenery. | Image: Google Google Maps is being redesigned to make it easier to distinguish...
04:00 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Moment expands its bag line to include backpacks, totes, and organizers
Moment’s new line of Travelwear bags. | Photo: Moment Moment is announcing an expansion of its softgoods line with the new Moment Travelwear bags. The new bags, which include a backpac...
03:10 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge The Verges Back to School Special
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Back-to-school season is hitting differently in 2020. This year, first-day-of-school jitters are mixed in with fears of a still-raging pandemic, f...
02:55 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge New Money explains how payment became a form of social media
When you think about money, you probably don’t think about it as a form of media. Apps like Venmo, PayPal, and Square’s Cash App have blurred the line between payment platforms and soc...
02:25 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Panasonics new home cubicle is a disheartening glimpse at our work-from-home future
Image: Panasonic The modern office cubicle is almost synonymous with the drudgery of a soul-crushing office job. But if for some reason you’ve found yourself missing the not-quite-soli...
02:17 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Sonys midrange noise-canceling headphones are 40 percent off at Amazon
Image: Sony Sony’s WH-XB900N over-ear, wireless headphones are steeply discounted at Amazon. Normally $248, they’re $100 off of that price, which is a big 40 percent discount. These ...
02:00 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Students educations will suffer because of our failure to control COVID-19
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / Alex Castro / The Verge It’s the hardest on the youngest learners Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra review: big phone, small updates
A refinement of the formula Continue reading… ...
01:21 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Watch SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 rocket on a record-breaking sixth flight to space
This morning, SpaceX is set to launch its latest batch of internet-beaming Starlink satellites into orbit, and the company is using one of its most space-worthy rockets for the job. The Fa...
01:21 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge SpaceX launched and landed a Falcon 9 rocket on a record-breaking sixth flight
Update August 18th, 11:20AM ET: SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket and then landed the vehicle on a drone ship in the ocean, potentially opening up the possibility of a seven...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Facebook and NYU use artificial intelligence to make MRI scans four times faster
MRI scans are loud and tedious. AI could at least make them fast. | Photo by Sergei Bobylev / TASS via Getty Images If you’ve ever had an MRI scan before, you’ll know how unsettling...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge How to hide your clutter using Zoom, Skype, Teams, or Jitsi
Photo by PHILIPPE FRANCOIS/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images So you’re dealing with a pandemic, a full-time job that has gone remote, and / or kids who are heading back to school (or not,...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Nvidias GeForce Now cloud gaming service is available on Chromebooks
Nvidia I just played Death Stranding on my wife’s beat-up Samsung Chromebook Plus. That’s because Nvidia just made it possible to do so with its GeForce Now cloud streaming service, ...
12:50 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Apple Music launches new radio stations for hits and country
Apple is beefing up its linear Apple Music radio stations today with the launch of two new stations and a rebranding of the popular Beats 1 station. Apple Music Country and Apple Music Hit...
12:00 pm - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge The ICE directive is gone, but international students still fear deportation
Staff photo by Brianna Soukup/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images A short-lived threat crushed some students’ American dreams Continue reading… ...
10:04 am - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge More affordable Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition emerges in leaked renders
Unofficial renders published over the weekend show a similar design for the unannounced handset. | Image: OnLeaks / Pricebaba Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy S20 “Fan Edition” (FE) ha...
10:00 am - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge How the forced sale of TikTok could splinter the internet
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Well, you know how it is. Head out the door for a long-planned vacation, pray nothing major erupts before you get back, and before you can so much...
09:26 am - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge NYPD used facial recognition to track down Black Lives Matter activist
Black Lives Matter activist Derrick Ingram (above) was targeted by the police for alleged assault. | Photo by Ira L. Black - Corbis/Getty Images The New York City Police Department used ...
07:57 am - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Here are the Samsung devices getting three generations of Android updates
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Samsung has confirmed exactly which of its devices will be receiving “three generations” of Android updates, after announcing the initiative at its...
04:13 am - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Oracle is reportedly in talks to buy TikToks US business
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Oracle has expressed an interest in acquiring TikTok, according to the Financial Times, giving Microsoft a potential competitor in its bid to cont...
02:35 am - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Apple tells Epic we wont make an exception for Fortnite
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has responded to Epic Games’ latest salvo in the ongoing dispute between the two companies. Epic had said that Apple is threatening to rev...
01:07 am - Tue, August 18, 2020
The Verge Google is trying to test a secret 6GHz network in 17 different states
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google is trying to secretly test a 6GHz network in 17 different states, according to a batch of FCC filings spotted by Business Insider. But exactl...
11:24 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Microsofts cant uninstall Microsoft Edge support page is hilariously telling
Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Look, I’m sure that the new Microsoft Edge is a fantastic web browser. I’m looking forward to trying it someday. But Microsoft, I have a piece of adv...
09:55 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Google Chrome will try to stop you from typing into risky text boxes
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge See that little “closed lock” icon in your web browser, right next to the URL? That means you’re browsing via HTTPS, encrypting your traffic...
09:22 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Chrome for Android will now label fast pages and may eventually rank them higher in search
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Chrome for Android will begin adding “fast page” labels to the context menus of pages it considers high-quality, Google announced Monday. The ...
09:02 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge How to watch the Democratic National Convention
Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images The Democratic National Convention kicks off Monday night online. The coronavirus pandemic forced the Democrats to can their initial plans of an in-p...
08:53 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Apple will now give customers an entire year to buy extended warranty for products
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple is yet again making changes to the window of time customers have to buy its AppleCare+ extended warranty for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and ...
08:37 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Peacocks new original show continues NBCs obsession with disappearing planes
How many times will NBC create a TV show featuring an airplane that mysteriously disappears in an attempt to copy the success of Lost? If the trailer for the upcoming Peacock original seri...
08:24 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Dr Disrespect is writing a memoir, and heres hoping for mullet tips
Photo Illustration by Alex Castro | Photography by Bobby Quillard Surely you know Dr Disrespect: the mustached, mullet-wearing streamer who also happens to be the “most famous, dominan...
07:46 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge The worlds last Blockbuster is now open for slumber parties
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge If you’re a resident of Deschutes County, Oregon, you could host a slumber party in the world’s last remaining Blockbuster video store. The Blockb...
07:40 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Fall Guys pits brands against each other for an in-game costume
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout developer Mediatonic is forcing The Brands to fight in the name of charity. The game’s official account tweeted today that because “the thirst from brands ...
07:34 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Samsungs $500 Galaxy A51 5G is coming to AT&T, too
Samsung’s $500 Galaxy A51 5G will arrive on AT&T on August 21st, joining T-Mobile (which got the device on August 7th) and Verizon (which got a mmWave-equipped A51 5G UW variant on A...
07:22 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Microsoft will bid farewell to Internet Explorer and legacy Edge in 2021
Microsoft will end support for Internet Explorer 11 across its Microsoft 365 apps and services next year. In exactly a year, on August 17th, 2021, Internet Explorer 11 will no longer be su...
07:06 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Epic says Apple threatens catastrophic response in two weeks ifFortnitedoesnt comply with rules
Image by Epic Games Epic says that Apple has threatened to cut off its access to all iOS and Mac developer tools as retaliation for sneaking a new payment option into Fortnite last week ...
06:55 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Facebook left 6,500 gallons of drilling fluid off the coast of Oregon
Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images Facebook abandoned broken equipment and thousands of gallons of drilling fluid under the ocean floor just off the coast of Ore...
05:34 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Northrop Grumman just launched its secondsatellite rescue mission
Northrop Grumman’s MEV-2 satellite prior to launch. | Photo illustration by William Joel / The Verge, Photo by Northrop Grumman On Saturday, a Northrop Grumman spacecraft, designed to ...
04:57 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge ZTE plans to launch first smartphone with under-display camera next month
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge If you want to purchase a phone with an under-display front camera right now, you’re out of luck. While several companies have tested the feature, no...
04:47 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Apple TV Plus subscribers can now get a discounted CBS All Access and Showtime bundle
Illustrations by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple TV Plus subscribers can now get a subscription to both CBS All Access and Showtime for $9.99 per month, making it the first video bundle av...
04:41 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Students are taking gap years to avoid online class, and startups are scooping them up
Photo by Ted Richardson for The Washington Post via Getty Images Only 2.5 percent of colleges are planning a fully in-person semester this upcoming year. Rather than spend a year staring...
04:16 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge UK ditches exam results generated by biased algorithm after student protests
Photo by Lucy North / MI News / NurPhoto via Getty Images The UK has said that students in England and Wales will no longer receive exam results based on a controversial algorithm after ...
03:51 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Apples independent repair program expands to Macs
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Independent Apple repair stores will now be able to fix more than just iPhones with authorized parts. Apple announced today that it’s expanding its i...
03:47 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Secret Service bought access to cellphone location data
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge The US Secret Service (USSS) signed a contract to access Locate X, a service that lets law enforcement track phone users’ locations. Motherboard publ...
03:24 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Panos Panay is joining Sonos board of directors
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Panos Panay, the always-pumped Microsoft chief product officer and face of the Surface brand of hardware, has been appointed to Sonos’ board...
02:56 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge The US is making it even harder for Huawei phones to get Android updates
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge The Trump administration is further tightening restrictions on Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei, making it more difficult for the company to get...
02:29 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Ghost of Tsushima adding new co-op mode, Legends, this fall
A new online multiplayer co-op mode is heading to Ghost of Tsushima, Sucker Punch Productions announced today. Legends, which follows four warriors of legendary renown, will be available f...
02:18 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Verizon now including full Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus bundle with some unlimited plans
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The partnership between Verizon and Disney seems to be working out well for both sides: today, the carrier announced that alongside the free 12 mo...
02:16 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Amazons Echo Studio speaker includes a free Echo Show 5 and Philips Hue bulb
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Amazon’s Echo Studio smart speaker has never been cheaper than $170, where it’s at today at both Amazon and Best Buy. If you’re interested in an Al...
02:00 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Online classes dont have to be boring
A teacher leads an online class in Berlin | Photo by Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images The pandemic is terrifying — it might also be an opportunity for educators to...
01:04 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Epics Fortnite standoff is putting Apples cash cow at risk
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple and Epic Games have gone to war, with the two companies clashing over Apple’s App Store policies. Epic, in protest of Apple’s 30 percent fee f...
01:02 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Microsoft Flight Simulator is even better with this Airbus flight stick
Unless you are a hardcore fan of flight simulators, you probably don’t have a flight stick at your desk. There was a time when flight sticks, or more generic “joysticks,” were an ess...
01:00 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Real-life advice on parenting during a pandemic
Photo illustration by William Joel / The Verge Parents from Vox Media talk about how they’re helping their kids — and themselves Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge College towns brace for a new wave of COVID-19
The town of Ann Arbor is bracing for a new wave of COVID-19. | Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Ann Arbor residents are worried about students’ return to the University of Mic...
10:01 am - Mon, August 17, 2020
The Verge Google lobbies Australian users against plans to make it pay for news
Screenshot: Google Google has published an open letter about a newly proposed government regulation that would compel it to pay media outlets for news content. Australians visiting their...
09:48 pm - Sun, August 16, 2020
The Verge Go Read This Washington Post report about race problems at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images Facebook has come under heavy criticism over the past year for how the social media behemoth has fumbled its approach to civil rights issues on the platf...
05:55 pm - Sun, August 16, 2020
The Verge A college student used GPT-3 to write fake blog posts and ended up at the top of Hacker News
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge College student Liam Porr used the language-generating AI tool GPT-3 to produce a fake blog post that recently landed in the No. 1 spot on Hacker ...
03:18 pm - Sun, August 16, 2020
The Verge Bald eagle takes out EGLEs drone because its 2020 and irony is dead
Don’t eff with this bird | Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images A bald eagle beat the crap out of a government drone mapping the shoreline of Lake Michigan, ripping off its...
01:00 pm - Sun, August 16, 2020
The Verge An Uber and Lyft shutdown in California looks inevitable unless voters bail them out
Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images Going dark for two months could help show voters what’s at stake in November Continue reading… ...
10:23 pm - Sat, August 15, 2020
The Verge Telegram launches one-on-one video calls on iOS and Android
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Secure messaging app Telegram has launched an alpha version of one-on-one video calls on both its Android and iOS apps, the company announced, say...
09:20 pm - Sat, August 15, 2020
The Verge President Trump now has a profile on TikTok rival Triller
Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images President Donald Trump has joined Triller, a rival to the video sharing app TikTok that he wants ban in the US. First noted by New York Times reporter Tay...
05:15 pm - Sat, August 15, 2020
The Verge Apple stumbled into a war with the gaming industry, and the future of iOS is at stake
Image by Epic Games Apple’s cloud ban and Fortnite feud have made it gaming’s latest villain Continue reading… ...
05:12 pm - Sat, August 15, 2020
The Verge FDA authorizes COVID-19 saliva test trialed in the NBA bubble
The Los Angeles Lakers play the Denver Nuggets in the NBA’s bubble. | Photo by Jim Poorten/NBAE via Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration authorized a saliva-based COVID-19 te...
05:07 pm - Sat, August 15, 2020
The Verge Musk says Tesla two-factor authentication embarrassingly late but coming soon
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Friday that two-factor authentication for its app is “embarrassingly late” but apparently is now on the way. Musk ...
02:52 pm - Sat, August 15, 2020
The Verge Mozilla and Google reportedly renew Firefox search agreement
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Mozilla and Google have extended their arrangement to keep Google the default search engine within the Firefox browser until at least 2023, ZDNet ...
02:52 pm - Sat, August 15, 2020
The Verge Mozilla and Google renew Firefox search agreement
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Mozilla and Google have extended their arrangement to keep Google the default search engine within the Firefox browser until at least 2023, ZDNet ...
02:00 pm - Sat, August 15, 2020
The Verge Attack of the gaiters
A jogger wears a gaiter as a mask in April, 2020. | Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images A minor face-covering controversy broke out this week, thanks to a widely-mi...
02:00 pm - Sat, August 15, 2020
The Verge 9 new trailers to watch this week
Photo: Joe Lederer / Hulu Last weekend, I watched An American Pickle, the new Seth Rogen film and one of HBO Max’s first originals. It’s the perfect kind of streaming-first movie —...
01:00 pm - Sat, August 15, 2020
The Verge Save on Genkis Covert Dock, preowned games, and more this weekend
Photo by Cameron Faulkner / The Verge Genki is offering a 15 percent discount to readers of The Verge who buy two or more products from its site. Two easy picks are its new Covert Dock f...
03:11 am - Sat, August 15, 2020
The Verge Trump gives TikTok a new deadline: 90 days instead of 45
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge President Trump issued an executive order Friday giving ByteDance 90 days to either sell or spin off its TikTok business in the US. “There is cr...
02:21 am - Sat, August 15, 2020
The Verge Facebook begins merging Instagram and Messenger chats in new update
Facebook appears to flipping the switch on integrating the chat systems for Instagram and Messenger. On Friday evening, several editors at The Verge across the country — on both iOS and ...
11:21 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Epic CEO Tim Sweeney says Apple fight is about basic freedoms of all consumers and developers
Photo by Rachel Luna/Getty Images Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has issued a series of public comments on his personal Twitter account regarding the legal fight the Fortnite creator initiat...
09:47 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Criminal probe looking into misconduct allegations by former NASA official, WSJ reports
Doug Loverro, the former associate administrator for NASA’s human spaceflight program | Image: NASA A federal criminal probe is looking into allegations of misconduct by a former NASA ...
08:31 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge How to use Googles free transcription tools
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge If you’re in an important videoconferencing session and you are getting an infodump that you know you won’t remember, it can be very useful to h...
08:15 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge DC Universes original shows are heading to HBO Max
Image: DC Universe DC Universe’s original content — a list that includes Titans, Swamp Thing, Stargirl, and Young Justice — is heading to HBO Max, according to DC chief creative of...
08:11 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Amazon can be liable for third-party sellers defective products, appeals court rules
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon can be held liable for defective products sold on its Marketplace in California, an appeals court ruled Thursday, which suggests that if yo...
07:58 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: the app store chaos episode
Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge This week on The Vergecast, a topic very aligned with the theme of this podcast dominated the show: antitrust in the app store. The Verge’s Nilay Patel...
07:23 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Facebook accuses the Apple tax of stifling its plan to help struggling small businesses
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Facebook is launching a new events feature that will let page owners and event organizers create paid online events to try to fill the gap cre...
07:19 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge ICE just signed a contract with facial recognition company Clearview AI
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) signed a contract with facial recognition company Clearview AI this week for “mission support,” gove...
06:30 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Are emoji reactions actually good?
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge The Verge discusses Continue reading… ...
05:51 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Pinterest employees stage virtual walkout to protest discrimination
Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images Pinterest employees are staging a virtual walkout today to protest discrimination and retaliation at the company. In a petition posted on the anonym...
05:50 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Apple iMac 27-inch (2020) review: new webcam, new screen option, same iMac
The last hurrah for the Intel iMac Continue reading… ...
05:33 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge ICE just signed a contract with facial recognition company Clearview AI
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) signed a contract with facial recognition company Clearview AI this week for “mission support,” gove...
05:32 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Investigation begins into damage at one of the worlds most iconic observatories
The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. | Photo: Universal Images Group via Getty Images This week, the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico — an iconic facility made famous by movies li...
05:00 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review: time for a change
Samsung’s latest smartwatch is fine but awfully familiar Continue reading… ...
04:57 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge I Am Dead is a cute, charming game about being a curious ghost
Around two years ago, artist and designer Dick Hogg saw a GIF of a banana going through an MRI machine. Seeing the different layers of the fruit was mesmerizing. It inspired him. Not long ...
04:00 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge EA Access and Origin Access will combine under new EA Play banner
Rebranding streaming services is very in these days across a number of entertainment industries, and EA is jumping on the trend by rebranding its EA Access and Origin Access services simpl...
02:55 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Ubisoft fires former Assassins Creed Valhalla creative director following an investigation
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Ashraf Ismail, the former creative director for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, has been fired by Ubisoft, Bloomberg reports. Ismail stepped down fro...
02:35 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Google Nest and Eeros mesh Wi-Fi systems are steeply discounted
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge A mesh Wi-Fi system is one of the best investments you can make during a time when most of us are stuck at home due to the pandemic. It can help you get ...
02:20 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge How to change your name and add a photo to Zoom
If you’ve been using Zoom to work from home over these last few months, it’s possible that the name you’re being identified by in the lower left corner is not what you’d prefer. Pe...
02:12 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Apple has finally met its Fortnite match
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple’s walled garden gets an epic test Continue reading… ...
02:11 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge The best Chromebooks to buy in 2020
The best Chromebooks for every type of user Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge How romance scams are thriving during quarantine
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Just when you thought dating during quarantine couldn’t get any worse Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge PSA: Games Done Quicks summer speedrunning event kicks off on August 16th
Image: Games Done Quick Games Done Quick’s (GDQ) next big speedrunning marathon for charity will kick off on August 16th at 11:30AM ET / 7:30AM PT on Twitch. This year’s summer GDQ w...
11:00 am - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Fortnite vs Apple vs Google: a brief and very incomplete timeline
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge If you weren’t watching tech news yesterday, you missed an entire afternoon’s worth of cramming handfuls of popcorn in your mouth as you stare...
08:28 am - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Instagram kept deleted photos and messages on its servers for more than a year
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge When you delete something from Instagram you expect it to be gone for good. But when security researcher Saugat Pokharel requested a copy of photo...
01:56 am - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Google forced OnePlus to decimate a Fortnite launcher deal, claims Epic Games
Image: OnePlus Epic Games sued Google over pulling Fortnite from the Google Play Store Thursday evening, following a similar lawsuit against Apple. We might have expected that. What we d...
01:56 am - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge OnePlus forced by Google to decimate a Fortnite launcher deal, claims Epic Games
Image: OnePlus Epic Games sued Google over pulling Fortnite from the Google Play Store Thursday evening, following a similar lawsuit against Apple. We might have expected that. What we d...
01:39 am - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Samsungs most affordable 5G phone, the Galaxy A51, is now available on Verizon
Image: Verizon Samsung’s affordable midrange 5G phone, the Galaxy A51, is finally available at Verizon. Compared to other phones released within the past year, the $550 Galaxy A51 5G U...
12:53 am - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Epic is suing Google over Fortnites removal from the Google Play Store
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Epic Games has filed suit against Google over alleged antitrust violations, just hours after seeing Fortnite dropped from the both the Google Play...
12:35 am - Fri, August 14, 2020
The Verge Facebook tells Elizabeth Warren it has two different standards for climate fact-checking
Photo Illustration by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Facebook says its third-party fact-checking partners “do review and rate climate misinformation, and there h...
10:41 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Fortnite for Android has also been kicked off the Google Play Store
Image: OnePlus Following its removal from the Apple App Store, Fortnite has also been kicked off of the Google Play Store for Android. Earlier today, Epic Games snuck in an update for bo...
10:05 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Postmaster general under fire over Amazon stock holdings
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Postmaster general Louis DeJoy is under fire over a new CNN report that shows he holds stock options in Amazon, an apparent conflict of interest. Federa...
09:59 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Amazon can be held liable for products sold on Marketplace, appeals court rules
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon can be held liable for defective products sold on its Marketplace in California, an appeals court ruled Thursday. The California Fourth Dis...
09:56 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge You can type how to vote into Google now for instant state-by-state voting instructions
Image: Google Election Day in the US — November 3rd — is almost here. Now, if you type “how to vote” or “how to register to vote” into Google’s search box, it will automati...
09:49 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Epic rallies Fortnite players against Apple with a warning that theyll miss the next season
Image: Epic Games Apple has banned Fortnite from the App Store for violating store policies, and Epic is rallying players against the iPhone maker in part by telling them they could miss...
08:10 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Watch Epics Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite short mocking Apple right here
Image: Epic Games Epic just premiered a new short mocking Apple shortly after the iPhone-maker kicked Fortnite from the App Store for violating its guidelines on Thursday. The short, tit...
08:00 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Fortnite vs. Apple: everything you need to know about Epics fight against mobile app stores
That escalated quickly Continue reading… ...
07:52 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Microsoft releases Surface Duo press event video with 30 minutes of demos
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Microsoft has published a full 35-minute Surface Duo press briefing video that it held with journalists earlier this week. Microsoft typically...
07:49 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Uber and Lyft on track to leave California after failing to delay driver status order
Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images Uber and Lyft are still obligated to classify drivers as employees after a California superior court judge denied the companies’ attempt to del...
07:46 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Epic Games is suing Apple
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Game developer and publisher Epic Games has filed a lawsuit against Apple following the removal of the iOS version of its battle royale game Fortnite fr...
07:34 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Google promises the next Wear OS update will launch apps up to 20 percent faster
Photo by Avery White for The Verge Wear OS will get its next substantial update this fall, and while it’s not as flashy as, say, the upcoming Android 11, it’s proof that Google hasn...
07:17 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Epic will mock Apples most iconic ad as possible revenge for Fortnites App Store ban
Hot on the heels of Apple banning Fortnite from the App Store, Epic Games has announced that it’ll premiere a new short film within the game called Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite, in an obviou...
06:59 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Apple just kicked Fortnite off the App Store
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple has removed Epic Games’ battle royale game Fortnite from the App Store after the developer on Thursday implemented its own in-app payment system...
06:49 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Daimler will settle its diesel emissions cheating scandal with the US for over $2 billion
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is paying over $2 billion to make its own diesel emissions cheating scandal go away in the Unite...
05:37 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Facebook is preparing for an ugly Election Day
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Today, Facebook launched its long-promised voter information center, meant as an authoritative guide to help Americans cast their votes in the upc...
05:27 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge US says it has seized millions in cryptocurrency meant to fund terrorist groups
Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images The US Department of Justice says it has dismantled three online fundraising campaigns involving terrorist organizations, including Al...
05:23 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Sufjan Stevens teams up with Renegade creator Jalaiah Harmon for new music video
Musician Sufjan Stevens was so inspired by Jalaiah Harmon, the teen who created the popular Renegade dance that went viral on TikTok earlier this year, that he teamed up with the dancer fo...
05:18 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Microsoft commits to three years of Android updates for the Surface Duo
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Microsoft is committing to support its new Surface Duo Android phone with updates for three years. “Surface Duo will be supported with OS an...
04:43 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Big airlines are hoarding cash to survive the pandemic
Photo illustration by William Joel / The Verge ‘Cash, cash, cash, cash, cash.’ Continue reading… ...
04:37 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge You can get the upgraded OnePlus 7 Pro for $450 right now
Vjeran Pavic / The Verge If you’ve been looking for a OnePlus 7 Pro, there’s a chance you’ve had a tough time finding one. It’s completely sold out on OnePlus’ site, but right ...
04:00 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Google will show where to watch NBA or MLB games right in search
Image: Google Google may finally end the internet tradition of traffic-grabbing how-to-watch posts with a new search feature that will display local TV and streaming options for NBA and ...
03:49 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Hans Zimmer created an extended version of Netflixs ta-dum sound for theaters
Photo by Niko Tavernise / Netflix Netflix’s “dun dun” sound that plays before an original movie is pretty familiar, but in order to spice it up a little for films that receive thea...
03:32 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge JakePaul says FBI raid on his home was entirely related to the Arizona looting situation
Photo by Eric Espada / Getty Images Jake Paul finally commented on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s raid on his home last week, saying that the search was related to a “looting...
03:28 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge ByteDance censored anti-China content in Indonesian news app
Photo by Yan Guolin/VCG via Getty Images Chinese tech company ByteDance censored media criticizing the Chinese government on news aggregation apps in Indonesia up until the middle of 202...
03:27 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Wind and solar energy is steadily replacing coal
Wind turbines located at the Mehrum coal-fired power station in the Peine district in Germany. In the energy turnaround, energy sources such as coal are to be replaced by more environmental...
03:02 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows on Apple Arcade is a surprisingly chill strategy game
I don’t think there’s anyone who would call Game of Thrones — whether we’re talking about the books or the TV show — a relaxing experience. It’s tense and uncomfortable, with p...
02:26 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge HPs latest 15-inch Omen gaming laptop is $300 off at Best Buy
HP HP’s redesigned 15.6-inch Omen gaming laptop is $300 off at Best Buy when you’re signed in with a free account and have student deals activated (it also helps to refresh the produ...
02:00 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Snapchat now has lenses specifically to be used in viral TikTok dance challenges
Snapchat Snap knows that people post videos with its augmented reality lenses to multiple platforms, and today, it’s launching lenses specifically to be used on TikTok. The company is ...
02:00 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Big Tech pledged a billion to racial justice, but it was pocket change
Tech giants shouted for change, but their donations were a whisper Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Google Travel adds new pandemic-related travel planning information
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the travel industry, but Google is trying to help by adding new tools to its travel tools that flag pandemic-related information for users, like local COV...
01:53 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Feds are treating BlueLeaks organization as a criminal hacker group, documents show
The transparency activist organization Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets) has been formally designated as a “criminal hacker group,” following the publication of 296 gigabytes ...
01:11 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Epic offers new direct payment in Fortnite on iOS and Android to get around app store fees
Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Today, Epic announced the Fortnite “mega drop,” a permanent discount on V-bucks and other cash purchases in the game of up to 20 percent. The de...
01:00 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge How Samsungs beans broke the mold of wireless earbuds
Image: Samsung Samsung’s lead designer shares how the Buds Live came to be Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Intel offers a first look at its next-gen Tiger Lake processors and Xe graphics
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Intel’s Architecture Day 2020 brought a first look at the company’s upcoming Tiger Lake processors, along with a more detailed preview of Inte...
12:28 pm - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Watch an indie puzzle game get built, tile by tile, in this fascinating Twitter thread
“idk what this is yet but I had an idea.” That’s how game developer @davemakes started a Twitter thread last January, sharing a GIF of colorful tiles floating through a diagonal gam...
11:44 am - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Apple reportedly launching subscription bundles with new iPhones this October
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is planning to unveil a range of subscription bundles alongside its new iPhones this October according to Bloomberg. Internally, the bundles...
10:07 am - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Apple, Ford, and Disney push back on Trumps WeChat ban: WSJ
Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge Several major US companies have expressed their concern over the effects of the Trump administration’s executive order targeting WeChat, according to a ...
09:41 am - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Google is testing domain-only URLs in Chrome to help foil scams and phishing
Google is experimenting with showing domain names only in Chrome’s address bar instead of full URLs. The feature will be tested in the upcoming Chrome 86 release, with Google hoping the ...
07:00 am - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Turtle Beachs new gaming headsets have a refreshed design and USB-C charging
The Stealth 600 Gen 2 gaming headset | Turtle Beach Turtle Beach is releasing new versions of its Stealth 600 and 700 gaming headsets, improving on the 2017 models with a refined design ...
05:55 am - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge Xbox Series X confirmed for November launch in Japan
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Unlike the Xbox One, the Xbox Series X will launch in Japan at the same time as other major markets, meaning it’ll see release this November. Mi...
02:08 am - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge AMC plans to reopen more than 100 theaters in the US starting August 20th
Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images AMC has detailed its plans to reopen movie theaters throughout the US, including a new deadline for its MoviePass-style A-List subscription, in an email ...
02:08 am - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge AMC Theaters plans to reopen more than 100 locations in the US starting August 20th
Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images AMC Theaters has detailed its plans to reopen movie theaters throughout the US, in addition to a new deadline for its MoviePass-style A-List subscription...
01:08 am - Thu, August 13, 2020
The Verge iFixits Galaxy Buds Live teardown shows that even Samsung calls them beans
Image: iFixit iFixit, a company known for its tech product teardowns, has dissected Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds Live wireless headphones. Despite not officially calling them Galaxy Beans...
10:52 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Lyft joins Uber in threatening to pull out of California over driver status
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Lyft said it would shut down operations in California if forced to classify drivers as employees, the company’s executives said in an earnin...
09:15 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge YouTube will let Steven Crowder run ads after year-long suspension for harassment
Image: Steven Crowder / YouTube YouTube is allowing conservative pundit Steven Crowder to monetize his YouTube channel again, more than one year after Crowder was removed from the compan...
09:02 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Check out some wonderful Playdate game demos, including a low-fi Doom
Playdate, the tiny yellow handheld game console from software developer and indie game publisher Panic, is still in the works without a firm release date. But Panic had quite a few new upd...
08:45 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Hyper Scape is having a rough launch on Twitch
Image: Ubisoft Ubisoft entered the crowded battle royale market yesterday with Hyper Scape, a new first-person shooter promising a unique twist on the crowded formula. Ahead of its relea...
08:31 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge The 2021 Game Developers Conference will try to go physical again but now in July
illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Last month, the world’s biggest tech show announced that CES would go online-only in 2021 instead of expecting companies and journalists to brav...
08:20 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Shrouds comeback stream shows the power of Twitchs biggest names
Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek’s first stream back on Twitch after his departure for Mixer was, by any measure, a massive success. He came back with more than 500,000 concurrents, a tide ...
08:00 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Avatar: The Last Airbender creators quit Netflix live-action adaptation over creative differences
Avatar: The Last Airbender creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are no longer working on the live-action series adaptation set for Netflix. The creators announced their de...
07:36 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Over 500,000 people watched Shrouds return to Twitch
Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, one of the most popular live streamers in the world, returned to Twitch on Wednesday following Microsoft’s decision ...
07:36 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Heres where you can preorder the Microsoft Surface Duo
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Microsoft’s dual-screened Android phone, the Surface Duo, will release on September 10th, following close to a year of waiting since its rev...
07:05 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Motorola teases smartphone event for September 9th
Photo by Avery White for The Verge Motorola has sent out teasers for its next major smartphone — likely the 5G-upgraded second-gen version of its foldable Razr flagship — which the c...
07:02 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Facebook will now show a warning before you share articles about COVID-19
Image: Facebook Facebook’s latest attempt to help combat the spread of potentially harmful COVID-19 misinformation involves a new notification screen that will provide more context abo...
06:40 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Sarah Cooper, the viral Trump impersonator, is getting a comedy special on Netflix
Image: Netflix Sarah Cooper, the comedian who went viral this year on TikTok and Twitter for her political satire videos impersonating Donald Trump, is getting her own comedy special on ...
06:28 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge How much will it actually cost to watch Mulan on Disney Plus?
Image: Disney Mulan is set to premiere on Disney Plus on September 4th, and it comes with a hefty price tag of $30. In reality, for non-Disney Plus subscribers who want to watch the stud...
06:14 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Facebook still hosts boogaloo extremist groups, report finds
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is still littered with groups and pages aligned with the antigovernment “boogaloo” movement months after the company announced that i...
06:14 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge David Blaines next big stunt will be a live-streamed YouTube Original
David Blaine David Blaine is taking his stunts to YouTube. The magician announced today that his first major live event in a decade will take place exclusively on his YouTube channel. Ca...
05:32 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Heres where you can buy a Nintendo Switch
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The Nintendo Switch, like everything else that can lighten the mood during this incredibly tough time, is in short supply. And as soon as reta...
05:06 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Twitter launches new API as it tries to make amends with third-party developers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is making it easier for businesses, academics, and third-party developers to build on its platform with the launch of its API v2 today. Th...
04:39 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge In Immigration Nation, the United States number one export is cruelty
There isn’t much that is new about Immigration Nation. Netflix’s six-part documentary series about American immigration law enforcement depicts what news stories have long chronicled: ...
04:03 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Airbnb may go public during its most uncertain period in history
Photo by Friso Gentsch/picture alliance via Getty Images Airbnb plans to file for an IPO in August, according to a Wall Street Journal report. That means we could see a listing sometime ...
04:00 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge The best noise-canceling headphones to buy right now
Get some peace and quiet with the best noise-canceling headphones for a variety of uses Continue reading… ...
04:00 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Sony WH-1000XM4 review: the best noise-canceling headphones get better
Sony didn’t change much, but it made the improvements we’ve been waiting for Continue reading… ...
04:00 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge The Tony Hawks Pro Skater remaster feels great
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 may be a remaster, but it’s also ambitious. The upcoming collection of the iconic PlayStation-era games aims to take everything players loved about the ori...
03:39 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge A Broadway musical will debut on Netflix before it opens onstage
Netflix is teaming up with the production company behind Diana: A New Musical for a Broadway first: it’s bringing the musical to subscribers at home before the stage production opens to ...
03:27 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Uber may shut down in California if forced to classify drivers as employees, CEO says
Photo by Philip Cheung for The Verge Uber may shut down its operations in California, one of its largest markets in the US, if it is forced to classify drivers as employees, the company...
03:19 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Cardi B joins OnlyFans
Cardi B has a new OnlyFans for people interested in a more intimate look at her life. In a video posted to her Instagram, Cardi says she’ll be putting behind-the-scenes content for her r...
03:18 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge This $500 Neo Geo arcade cabinet has 50 built-in games
There’s no shortage of ways to play classic Neo Geo games in 2020. There’s a mini arcade machine, an arcade stick with built-in games, and all kinds of bundles on traditional platforms...
03:10 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Apples refurbished AirPods Pro are over $50 off at Best Buy
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge The Apple AirPods Pro usually cost $250 new, but Best Buy has taken $55 off the cost for its refurbished units. You can snag a set for $195, and it inclu...
02:49 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Control limits free next-gen upgrades to its new $40 Ultimate Edition
Remedy’s Control is getting a new $39.99 Ultimate Edition that bundles every update and bit of downloadable content that has been released since the game originally launched in 2019. It ...
01:37 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Xiaomis new gaming monitor is a surprisingly good 34-inch ultrawide
More horizontal pixels for less money Continue reading… ...
01:30 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review: cool beans
An unconventional design turns out to be a winner Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Waze begins rolling out railroad crossing alerts globally
Alerts about upcoming railroad crossing appear as a banner in the iOS and Android Waze apps. | Image via Waze / Operation Lifesaver Google-owned navigation app Waze is rolling out a glo...
01:00 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Dropboxs password manager and secure vault are available today, but only for paid users
Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Dropbox’s new password manager, secure vault for sensitive files, and computer backup features will be available to all users globa...
12:54 pm - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge When I dont buy the new Xbox, Microsoft will laugh all the way to the bank
Microsoft has thoroughly convinced me: I don’t need to buy an Xbox Series X. The games don’t look “next-gen” enough. There aren’t enough titles I actually want to play. Yesterday...
10:52 am - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge The Xbox Series X could launch on November 6th
Microsoft confirmed this week that the Xbox Series X will launch in November, but the company could be targeting a very specific date: November 6th. While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic ...
09:05 am - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Surface Duo arrives on September 10th for $1,399
Preorders for Microsoft’s Android phone start today Continue reading… ...
12:37 am - Wed, August 12, 2020
The Verge Google is re-adding a Calendar app to Android Auto so you can see how to get to your next appointment
Google is releasing a new update to Android Auto that allows the car software to regain some of its smarts. This includes bringing back the Calendar app, which allows you to view informati...
11:56 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Pinterests former COO is suing for gender discrimination and retaliation
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images The former COO of Pinterest is suing the company for gender discrimination. Françoise Brougher says she was paid less than her male peers, repeatedly...
10:11 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Teslas planned five-way stock split will make its shares much more affordable
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla has announced a new five-way stock split to take effect on August 28th, which will make the company’s shares cheaper for buyers. The elec...
10:02 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge How to get rid of that irritating Meet tab in Gmail for Android and iOS
I have nothing against Google’s Meet videoconferencing platform — I’ve even used it a couple of times with relatives — but I can’t help being annoyed when the feature is pushed a...
10:00 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Watch Steve Wozniaks celebrity-packed 70th birthday celebration tonight at 8PM ET
Photo by Sonia Recchia/WireImage Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak turns 70 years old today, and you can celebrate by attending his celebrity-studded virtual birthday party that’s happeni...
09:40 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge TikTok collected device identifiers for over a year in violation of Android policies
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok’s Android app collected users’ MAC addresses for 18 months in violation of the platform rules, as discovered by a Wall Street Journal i...
09:22 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Reddit bans racist subreddit after co-founder Alexis Ohanian calls it out on Twitter
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Reddit has banned another community dedicated to posting racist remarks on its platform — but only after co-founder Alexis Ohanian decided to re...
09:08 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Facebook bans blackface and anti-Semitic stereotypes in hate speech update
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook has expanded its ban on racist writings and imagery, with new rules specifically prohibiting depictions of blackface and statements or im...
08:48 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Xiaomis see-through OLED TV is a transparent attempt at attention, and its working
Xiaomi The best TVs provide a picture that’s so good, it’s like looking through a window into another world. But — and stay with me — what if your next TV was like a window into,...
08:10 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Google announces new tools to help with virtual education during the pandemic
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google announced on Tuesday a number of new features on the way to help make virtual education easier, including updates to its Google Meet conferen...
07:21 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Google dodges lawsuit over Genius lyric scraping
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Tuesday, Google beat back a lawsuit over alleged scraping of song lyrics from Genius, a lyrics and commentary site. A federal judge in the East...
07:00 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Microsoft to launch Xbox Series X in November
Microsoft is committing to launching its next-generation Xbox Series X console in November. The company had previously only confirmed a vague “holiday 2020” release date for the Xbox S...
07:00 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Microsoft delays Halo Infinite to 2021
Microsoft and 343 Industries are making the decision to delay the launch of Halo Infinite to 2021. 343 Industries says the delay is related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as employee...
06:55 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Shroud returns to Twitch, exclusively
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek — one of the most influential live-streamers on the internet — has today announced his triumphant, exclusive ret...
06:37 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Nvidia offers six months of GeForce Now with Hyper Scapes battle pass for a discounted $24.95
Image: Nvidia Nvidia is celebrating the launch of Ubisoft’s new entry in the battle royale market, the first-person shooter Hyper Scape, with a pretty solid deal for its GeForce Now cl...
06:21 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge New York Comic Con is canceled
Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images New York Comic Con’s physical presence is canceled this year. The annual convention typically takes place in Manhattan’s Javits Center. Organizer...
06:19 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Qualcomm handed a huge win as US court overturns the no-license, no-chips antitrust ruling
For a moment there, it looked like Qualcomm would have to stop forcing phone makers to pay an additional licensing fee for its patents in order to get shipments of modem and processor chip...
05:58 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Facebook is getting more serious about becoming your go-to for mobile payments
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is aiming for a more cohesive strategy around digital payments with the formation of a new division, Facebook Financial, that “will run...
05:30 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Twitter is for real rolling out its reply-limiting feature to all users
Twitter Twitter is making its reply-limiting feature available to all users starting today, and it’s for real this time: You can finally say goodbye to the reply guys. The company’s ...
04:49 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Nio rebounds from the brink with record sales
Image: Nio Chinese EV startup Nio has rebounded from the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, setting a company record for deliveries and revenue during the second quarter of 2020. Buo...
04:42 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Facebook restricts news outlets with clear ties to political groups
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Tuesday, Facebook announced that it would start banning US news publishers with connections to political groups from using its news exemption w...
04:25 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Walmart teams up with Instacart to rival Amazon for same-day grocery delivery
Photo: Instacart Walmart is partnering with grocery delivery platform Instacart in yet another bid to rival Amazon and its growing offline network of Whole Foods stores and same- and one...
04:24 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge How a TikTok ban would affect the influencer economy
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Last week, the Trump administration began to issue executive orders sanctioning Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, specifically banning “transactio...
04:17 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Mozilla is laying off 250 people and planning a new focus on making money
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Mozilla is laying off 250 people, about a quarter of its workforce, and plans to refocus some teams on projects designed to make money. The compan...
03:55 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Trumps TikTok ban is a gross abuse of power
Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images For months, President Trump has been teasing some kind of ban on TikTok, keeping the specifics vague and details thin — so when the official executive...
03:15 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge TCLs new $650 6-series 4K TV has Mini-LED backlighting and supports 120Hz gaming
Image: TCL TCL introduced its new lineup of midrange 5- and 6-series 4K TVs for 2020. Like previous years, they pack in a lot of value, with good design, four HDMI ports, and built-in Ro...
03:11 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Xiaomi announces Mi 10 Ultra with 120W fast charging
Photo by Long Wei/VCG via Getty Images Rumors about Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Ultra have been swirling this week, and the company has now formally announced the product. Xiaomi revealed key featu...
03:00 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Vaping linked to higher risk of COVID-19 in teens and young adults, study finds
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Teens and young adults who vape are far more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19 than those who don’t, a new study by Stanford researchers foun...
03:00 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge The Last of Us Part IIs first major update adds trippy visual effects, cheats, and permadeath
The Last of Us Part II is getting its first major update this week, with developer Naughty Dog adding a slew of new visual and audio effect modifiers, optional cheat codes, and two new dif...
02:00 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Pinterest improves and expands its skin tone search feature
Pinterest is upgrading its skin tone search feature, which uses machine vision to sort pins in the site’s beauty category by skin tone. The feature launched in the US in 2018 and is now ...
01:59 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Sonys WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-canceling headphones are $100 off
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Sony’s WH-1000XM3 over-ear wireless headphones normally cost $350, but they’re down to $248, which is the cheapest that we’ve seen them at Amazon...
01:40 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Google tests new profile cards that let you add yourself to search results
Image: Google Google is testing a new user-created public profile system called “people cards,” which will let users create their own profile (including their job, links to their soc...
01:39 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Nvidia announces GeForce event for September 1st with RTX 3080 rumors abound
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Nvidia started teasing a big GeForce GPU announcement yesterday, and now the company says it has an event planned for September 1st. The graphics ...
01:33 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Russia rushes registration of unproven coronavirus vaccine
Russian President Vladimir Putin leads a government meeting on August 11th, where he announced that Russia would move forward with distributing its experimental coronavirus vaccine. | Photo...
01:21 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Horizon Zero Dawn for PC is a great idea that needs some work
Horizon Zero Dawn came out on PC a few days ago, which would have seemed like an unlikely thing to say this time last year. This is one of the most acclaimed games available on the PlaySta...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Fantastical adds a $7.99 per month family plan for its subscription service
Image: Flexibits Apple-focused calendar app Fantastical has announced a new family plan for its Fantastical Premium subscription service, which lets up to five family members share a pai...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Lucid Motors claims its all-electric Air sedan will have a range of 517 miles
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Lucid Motors may have a “range anxiety” killer on its hands. The Newark, California-based startup announced that its forthcoming all-elec...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Googles Lookout app update adds languages and a more accessible design
Google Google’s Lookout app on Android, which helps people who are blind or visually impaired identify their surroundings, is getting some new features to make it easier to read text o...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Android is becoming a worldwide earthquake detection network
Photo by Brennan King / The Verge The first step is ShakeAlert integration in California Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Hyundais autonomous vehicle project with Aptiv will now be called Motional
Hyundai’s autonomous vehicle joint venture with Aptiv has a new name: Motional. The company, which plans to test fully driverless vehicles for ride-hailing services later this year, said...
11:08 am - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Boeing 747s still get critical updates via floppy disks
Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Boeing’s 747-400 aircraft, first introduced in 1988, is still receiving critical software updates through 3.5-inch floppy disks. The Register repo...
11:00 am - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Apple is still tending its walled garden
Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images Apple has released public betas for the next big Apple Watch and Mac software updates. On the Mac, Big Sur (as the OS is called...
02:00 am - Tue, August 11, 2020
The Verge Nreals augmented reality glasses are shipping this month in Korea
Nreal The Nreal Light mixed reality glasses are shipping in Korea alongside Samsung’s newly announced Galaxy Note 20. LG Uplus will sell the glasses as a standalone device for 699,000K...
11:42 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Google is delaying the shutdown of Chrome apps, but you probably werent using them anyway
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is going to let you use Chrome apps for a little while longer, as the company on Monday announced an extension to its planned timeline to e...
10:56 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Minecraft: Education Edition is available on Chromebooks just in time for the school year
Image: Microsoft Microsoft is adding Chromebook support to Minecraft: Education Edition, offering another way for schools to teach virtually this upcoming school year. Designed specific...
10:20 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Hulu will stream Black-ish episode Disney controversially shelved in 2018
ABC In November 2017, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote an episode of his Emmy-award winning ABC comedy titled “Please, Baby, Please” that tackled racism in America, ranging from ...
09:54 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Mobile game controllers without buttons are monstrosities you can buy now
The Anker PowerCore Play 6K is one of many controllers without buttons you’ll find on Amazon | Anker Ask almost anyone you know and they’ll probably agree: all good controllers have ...
09:15 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Tim Cook is now a billionaire, but not the Jeff Bezos kind
Photo by Christopher Polk / NBC / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images A new analysis by Bloomberg finds that the net worth of Apple CEO Tim Cook has passed the $1 billion mark, officially m...
09:06 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Uber and Lyft ordered by California judge to classify drivers as employees
Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images A California judge ruled that Uber and Lyft must classify their drivers as employees in a stunning preliminary injunction issued Monday afternoon...
08:59 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Gogo is trying to sell its commercial in-flight internet business
In-flight internet provider Gogo is trying to sell its commercial airline business as it continues to lose money during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced on Monday. CEO Oakleigh...
07:54 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Microsoft opens xCloud game streaming beta early tomorrow
Microsoft is allowing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to try its new game streaming feature (xCloud) early tomorrow, August 11th. The software giant will launch a new version of the Xb...
07:54 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Microsoft opens xCloud game streaming beta early on Tuesday
Microsoft is allowing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to try its new game streaming feature (xCloud) early tomorrow, August 11th. The software giant will launch a new version of the Xb...
07:41 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Disney has no Fox left to give as it renames TV studio to 20th Television
Disney’s recently acquired 20th Century Fox TV studio is the latest to have the “Fox” name dropped, with the company announcing today that it’ll be rebranding the studio to just 20...
07:10 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Googles discontinued Pixel 4 is $250 off at Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg The Google Pixel 4 is discontinued, but Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo each apparently had enough stock left to launch a coordinated sale, bringing ...
06:13 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Amazon, Apple, and Facebook say President Trumps guest worker ban will harm US workers
Photo by Brooks Kraft/ Getty Images Some of the US’s largest tech companies, including Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft, are speaking out against Trump’s suspension of guest w...
05:31 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge TikTok announces first wave of creators set to receive payment for their videos
David Dobrik TikTok announced the first wave of recipients for its new Creators Fund, a $200 million venture that will pay popular personalities for their content. There are 19 creator...
05:30 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Apple launches public beta for new Apple Watch features including sleep tracking
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg Apple has already launched beta releases for its next big updates to iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS. And today, it’s adding watchOS to the public beta mi...
05:30 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge How to install the watchOS 7 public beta on your Apple Watch
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple is making watchOS 7 available via public beta starting today. It’s the first time that Apple has released a public beta for its smartwatches tha...
05:01 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge MasterWiki is a terrible WikiHow-style rip-off of MasterClass
If you’re curious about MasterClass but don’t want to pay $180 and spend dozens of hours watching videos, a new website can help you out. A number of MasterClass courses have been ripp...
04:54 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Disney World will reduce park hours beginning in September
Image: Matt Stroshane / Disney All four theme parks at Walt Disney World will start scaling back their hours of operation in September. Starting on Tuesday, September 8th, Disney’s Ho...
04:36 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Nvidia teases August 31st event countdown ahead of rumored RTX 3080 GPUs
Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge Nvidia is teasing a mysterious announcement for August 31st. The graphics card maker is hinting a potential event on Twitter today, with a post that simpl...
04:11 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Sony is bringing back fan-favorite DualShock 4 controller colors this month
Image: Sony Sony is bringing back some of the rarer and more beloved DualShock 4 controller color options starting this month, the company announced Monday morning in a blog post. So in ...
04:00 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Google Maps finally works with CarPlays excellent dashboard mode
Google Maps has finally been updated to work with Apple’s CarPlay dashboard mode, which allows users to display their current mapping directions side by side with music controls. The da...
03:52 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge WarnerMedia CEO puts pressure on Amazon to carry HBO Max by holidays
Presley Ann/Getty Images for WarnerMedia As disputes between Amazon and WarnerMedia over HBO Max continue, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar is putting pressure on the tech giant to make an ag...
03:34 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Amazon rebrands Twitch Prime as Prime Gaming
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is rebranding Twitch Prime, which gives Amazon Prime subscribers perks on the company’s live streaming platform, by dropping the Twitch n...
03:26 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Clear Channels billboards will start tracking consumers in Europe
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’ Radar tracking technology, which gives advertisers access to anonymized mobile phone data about people who pass ...
03:18 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Power outages after Tropical Storm Isaias were a warning to utilities
A worker in a bucket truck addresses downed power lines along Bread and Cheese Hollow Road in Fort Salonga, New York after a tree knocked them out following tropical storm Isaias | Photo by...
02:31 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge You can save up to $50 on Amazons Fire HD tablets
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Almost every model in Amazon’s Fire lineup of budget-friendly tablets is discounted. The Fire HD 8 is a good value at $60 (usually $90), and even the ...
01:00 pm - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge The big legal questions behind Trumps TikTok and WeChat bans
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Trump administration has escalated its threats to ban Chinese social media apps TikTok and WeChat within the US, issuing executive orders last...
09:25 am - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge E Ink demos a folding e-reader that can also take notes
Folding smartphones are slowly making their way into the mainstream. Could foldable e-readers be next? The E Ink Corporation, the company behind the digital paper tech found in the majorit...
08:29 am - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge WhatsApp working on multiple device support with chat sync
Facebook-owned WhatsApp appears to be working on new multiple device support with synchronized chat history. WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp is testing the ability to use an account on mu...
04:00 am - Mon, August 10, 2020
The Verge Brydge releases new line of Designed for Surface keyboards and accessories
The W-Touch and W-Type accessories. | Photo: Brydge On August 17th, Brydge will begin selling a new lineup of Surface accessories that have the “Designed for Surface” badge, meaning ...
11:20 pm - Sun, August 9, 2020
The Verge Microsofts new Xbox Series S console confirmed in leaked controller packaging
Microsoft is rumored to be unveiling its second, cheaper next-gen Xbox console this month, and it looks like it will definitely be called Xbox Series S. The Verge has obtained photos of Mi...
09:40 pm - Sun, August 9, 2020
The Verge Toshiba is officially out of the laptop business
Toshiba quietly exited the laptop business once and for all last week, ending a 35-year run by transferring its remaining minority stake in its PC business to Sharp. Two years ago, Toshiba...
08:53 pm - Sun, August 9, 2020
The Verge Amazon reportedly considering mall spaces for fulfillment centers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon has had talks with Simon Property Group about converting some of its mall spaces into fulfillment centers, The Wall Street Journal reported...
08:53 pm - Sun, August 9, 2020
The Verge Amazon might convert old Sears and JC Penny stores into fulfillment centers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon has had talks with Simon Property Group about converting some of its mall spaces into fulfillment centers, The Wall Street Journal reported...
07:42 pm - Sun, August 9, 2020
The Verge US passes 5 million coronavirus cases
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge As school districts across the country struggle to figure out how — or if— to safely reopen schools to teachers and students, the number of co...
06:21 pm - Sun, August 9, 2020
The Verge Computer scientist Frances Allen, known for her work on compiling, dies at 88
IBM Frances Allen, whose work on computer compiling helped establish a foundation for much of modern computer programming, died on August 4th, her 88th birthday. She was the first woman ...
04:26 pm - Sun, August 9, 2020
The Verge Apple wants this recipe app to stop using a pear in its logo
Apple has filed a notice of opposition against a meal prep company because it claims the Prepear app’s cartoon fruit logo— in this case, a pear— is too close to Apple’s own tradema...
01:45 pm - Sun, August 9, 2020
The Verge Huawei says its running out of chips for its smartphones because of US sanctions
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Huawei, the world’s biggest smartphone vendor, says it’s running out of processor chips because of US sanctions against the company, The Asso...
11:08 pm - Sat, August 8, 2020
The Verge Twitter and TikTok reportedly have had talks about a deal
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter has had preliminary discussions about a “combination” with TikTok, the Wall Street Journal reported, making the social media platform ...
10:03 pm - Sat, August 8, 2020
The Verge TikTok lawsuit against Trump administration could come as early as Tuesday
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok plans to sue the Trump administration over the president’s executive order banning the app in the US, and the company may file the lawsui...
09:00 pm - Sat, August 8, 2020
The Verge Twitter testing quote tweet counts, formerly known as retweets with comments
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In a move that may forever change what it means to be ratio’d, Twitter is testing some new language on tweet metrics, making quotes (also known ...
07:11 pm - Sat, August 8, 2020
The Verge Kodak deal with US government to produce pharmaceuticals appears to be on hold
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images An agreement between the US government and Kodak to develop generic drug ingredients appears to be on hold, after the US International Develop...
05:42 pm - Sat, August 8, 2020
The Verge Facebook removes troll network posing as Black Trump supporters
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook removed dozens of accounts it says were part of a troll farm pretending to be African-Americans in support of President Donald Trump and ...
05:40 pm - Sat, August 8, 2020
The Verge TikTok discussions at the White House reportedly turned into a brawl between Trump advisors
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge President Trump’s advisors got into a “knockdown, drag-out” fight in the Oval Office late last week during discussions about a TikTok ban, t...
03:39 pm - Sat, August 8, 2020
The Verge How Trumps WeChat ban could devastate Apples Chinese business
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge President Trump’s executive order banning WeChat could have far-reaching consequences for almost the entire technology industry, thanks to the a...
03:33 pm - Sat, August 8, 2020
The Verge New Jersey prosecutor dismissing cyber-harassment case over tweeting cops photo
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge New Jersey’s Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is moving to dismiss the harassment charges against five people who tweeted or retweeted a polic...
02:12 pm - Sat, August 8, 2020
The Verge Capital One ordered to pay $80 million penalty for its role in a 2019 data breach
Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images Capital One will pay an $80 million civil penalty for its role in a 2019 security breach that exposed the personal data of more than 100 mil...
02:00 pm - Sat, August 8, 2020
The Verge An important part of science is admitting when were wrong
A volunteer gets a vaccine on August 7, 2020 | Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images This week started with a whole lot of people getting very angry about someone being wrong on the internet....
02:00 pm - Sat, August 8, 2020
The Verge 9 new trailers to watch this week
Photo: Matt Kennedy / Focus Features Back when the pandemic was just getting started in the US, I spent a couple nights watching a pair of Taika Waititi films I hadn’t seen: Hunt for t...
01:15 pm - Sat, August 8, 2020
The Verge Facebook bans one of the largest QAnon groups for violating harassment, hate speech policies
Facebook has removed one of the largest public QAnon groups for violating the company’s policies on misinformation, bullying, hate speech, and harassment, Reuters reported. The group, ca...
01:05 pm - Sat, August 8, 2020
The Verge Bill Gates calls Microsofts TikTok deal a poison chalice
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has described the company’s potential TikTok deal as a “poison chalice.” In a wide-ranging interview with Wi...
01:05 pm - Sat, August 8, 2020
The Verge Bill Gates calls Microsofts TikTok deal a poisoned chalice
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has described the company’s potential TikTok deal as a poisoned chalice. In a wide-ranging interview with Wired,...
01:00 pm - Sat, August 8, 2020
The Verge You can save on Brydge wireless keyboards for iPad
Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge If you’re shopping around for a deal this weekend, there are a few that we want to tell you about. As is usually the case, some of them have been happen...
11:19 pm - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge SpaceX, ULA are the big winners for US national security launches
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket carrying satellites for the U.S. Air Force launches on June 25, 2019. | Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images The US Department of Defense has sel...
09:43 pm - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge WarnerMedia undergoes major reorganization as HBO Max gets higher priority
Getty Images for WarnerMedia Two of WarnerMedia’s top executives, Bob Greenblatt and Kevin Reilly, are leaving the company as CEO Jason Kilar begins to plan the company’s future with...
09:42 pm - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge Have I Been Pwned which tells you if passwords were breached is going open source
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge These days, we almost take it as a given that piss-poor security will inevitably expose some of your usernames and passwords to the world — that...
09:12 pm - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge VoteByMail makes it easier to request a mail-in ballot ahead of the election
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A new website tries to streamline the process of signing up to vote by mail. VoteByMail.io is a new service created by volunteers with work exper...
08:02 pm - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge HBO Max and Ava DuVernay are making a series based on the @OnePerfectShot Twitter account
Danielle Levitt/August Images Ava DuVernay is partnering with HBO Max and the team behind Twitter’s popular One Perfect Shot account to create a half-hour documentary series of the sam...
07:43 pm - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge Many Reddit communities vandalized with pro-Trump content, possibly due to compromised moderator accounts
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A number of subreddits were taken over and vandalized on Friday, possibly as part of a coordinated campaign. Hackers reportedly posted messages or...
03:28 pm - Fri, August 7, 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...
03:10 pm - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge In She Dies Tomorrow, figuring out how to spend your last day is really damn hard
A woman jolts awake and gasps for air in a nondescript living room. She can’t explain why, but she’s certain of one thing: she only has one more day to live. So she tells her friend, J...
02:35 pm - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge Google training documents advise avoiding monopoly language
Illustration by Alex Castro Alphabet and Google employees are trained to avoid using certain words and phrases in internal communications and “assume every document will become public,...
02:15 pm - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: Samsung Unpacked, Google Pixel 4A review, and Apples new 27-inch iMac
Becca Farsace / The Verge The Vergecast is back to a phone-heavy discussion with a guest-heavy show. This week on the podcast, hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn bring in The Verge crew w...
02:14 pm - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge Sonys noise-canceling WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds are cheaper than ever
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Sony’s wireless, noise-canceling WF-1000XM3 earbuds are down to their most affordable price at Amazon and Best Buy. Normally $230 new, they cost $170. ...
02:13 pm - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge Trumps WeChat ban could touch everything from Spotify to League of Legends
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Last night, the Trump administration issued a pair of stunning executive orders against Chinese technology companies, banning US transactions with...
12:00 pm - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge The US declared war on TikTok because it cant handle the truth
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Chilling effect go brr Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge How to use Microsoft Teams with your friends and family
Art: Microsoft It’s taken a while, especially considering the number of people who are looking for convenient ways to chat and videoconference these days, but Microsoft has finally cre...
11:12 am - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge TikTok says Trumps ban attempt shows no adherence to the law
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok has hit back at President Trump’s executive order to ban all transactions with its parent company Bytedance from September 20, saying it ...
10:42 am - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge Facebook slams Apples App Store policies, launches Facebook Gaming on iOS without games
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is joining Microsoft in condemning Apple’s App Store policies today. The social media company is launching its Facebook Gaming app for ...
09:51 am - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge Microsoft signals renewed interest in Windows with latest reshuffle
Photo by Dante D’Orazio / The Verge Microsoft is making some significant changes to the way it runs its Windows organization this week, signaling a renewed focus on the operating syste...
09:03 am - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge Heres how to make a claim in the $7.5M Google Plus security flaw settlement
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Anyone in the United States who held a Google Plus account between January 1, 2015 and April 2, 2019, and believes they were impacted by a securit...
01:23 am - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge Trump will prohibit transactions with Bytedance beginning September 20 in apparent TikTok ban
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images President Trump has signed a new executive order which will block all transactions with Bytedance, TikTok’s parent corporation, in an effort to “add...
01:23 am - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge Trump will prohibit transactions with ByteDance beginning September 20th in apparent TikTok ban
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images President Trump has signed a new executive order, which will block all transactions with ByteDance, TikTok’s parent corporation, in an effort to “ad...
01:14 am - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge Microsoft condemns Apples App Store policies
Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge Microsoft is now rebuking Apple over its stringent developer restrictions and its stance on cloud gaming apps, which the iPhone maker does not allow on th...
01:01 am - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge PUBG Mobile now runs at 90fps in the US, but its exclusive to OnePlus for a month
If you wanted to play PUBG Mobile at a frame rate higher than 60fps, it was a bit tricky. You either needed to live in China or download the Chinese version of PUBG Mobile (well, it’s ac...
12:21 am - Fri, August 7, 2020
The Verge AMC Theaters is learning to embrace the streaming era, not fight it
Erin Lefevre/NurPhoto via Getty Images AMC Theaters faced its “most challenging quarter in the company’s 100-year history,” but CEO Adam Aron is trying to look forward, using the c...
11:20 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge T-Mobile isnt necessarily bigger than AT&T, despite todays claim
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge T-Mobile claims that it now has more customers than AT&T — at least, depending on how you count them. In its second quarter earnings report,...
11:00 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Cadillacs electric Lyriq SUV has a massive touchscreen and a range beyond 300 miles
The Lyriq will be one of the first vehicles to feature GM’s new scalable battery architecture Continue reading… ...
09:57 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Dr Disrespect officially returns to streaming
Photo by Bobby Quillard Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm has returned to streaming, this time on YouTube. His first stream goes live tomorrow at 3pm EDT. The controversial streamer was perm...
09:55 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Apple confirms cloud gaming services like xCloud and Stadia violate App Store guidelines
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Cloud gaming is shaping up to have a big moment on mobile starting next month with the launch of Microsoft’s xCloud service, but iOS users a...
09:48 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Facebook reportedly removed strikes from conservative pages after executive intervened
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook reportedly cleared misinformation “strikes” against several posts by conservatives in an apparent attempt to prevent them from being ...
09:09 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Facebook extends remote work for employees through July 2021
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook will let its employees continue to work from home through July 2021, the company announced today. It joins other companies like Google, w...
08:38 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Uber continues to hemorrhage cash during the pandemic despite growth in delivery
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Uber is continuing to bleed cash during the coronavirus pandemic. The chronically unprofitable company lost $1.8 billion over the last three m...
07:46 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge The first third-party Mac Pro wheels are a (relative) steal at a mere $249
When Apple first announced its refreshed Mac Pro, one of the most mocked aspects was the optional $400 wheels, which only became more absurd when Apple started selling the wheels as a stan...
06:16 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge TikTok launching new app on Amazon Fire TV
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok is launching its first TV app, called “More on TikTok,” on Amazon Fire TV devices today (via Business Insider). The app will have curat...
06:15 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Did Fortnite just copy Ana Cotos viral roller-skating dance from TikTok?
For a moment there, it seemed like Epic Games was going to work with creators to uplift their popular dance moves by letting players officially re-enact them in Fortnite — instead of sim...
06:07 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge One tweet tried to identify a cop then five people were charged with felony harassment
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Is retweeting an officer’s photo cyber harassment? Continue reading… ...
05:59 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Microsoft might want its TikTok deal to cover the whole world
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft’s President Trump-fueled negotiations to acquire TikTok continue to become more complicated — and conflicting information keeps leak...
05:48 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Even if oil and gas disappear, pipelines are here to stay
A warning sign for Petroleum Pipeline is pictured on May 4th, 2020, in Cushing, Oklahoma. | Photo by Johannes Eisele / AFP via Getty Images People with pipelines on their land are wo...
05:31 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Microsoft and Samsung need each other now more than ever
Screenshot: Samsung Outside of its hardware announcements, one of the bigger takeaways from yesterday’s Samsung event was its ever-closer relationship with Microsoft. The two companies...
05:27 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Twitter will label government officials and state-affiliated media accounts
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter will label the accounts of government officials and state-affiliated media outlets, following similar policies from Facebook and YouTube. ...
05:22 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Mulans move to Disney Plus proves how quickly the pandemic forever changed entertainment
Five months ago, I and many other people declared that despite Universal’s Trolls World Tour skipping theaters to premiere digitally, the idea of Disney exploring the same route with big...
05:20 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge How to install the macOS Big Sur public beta
Image: Apple Following the release of the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public betas, Apple is now following through with public access to the macOS Big Sur beta. This next big update for macOS i...
05:17 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Apple launches public beta of macOS Big Sur, its biggest desktop OS update in years
Image: Apple The public beta of macOS Big Sur, the next major release of Apple’s Mac operating system, is now available. The new update brings a big visual overhaul to macOS while also...
04:00 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge The new 27-inch iMacs webcam isnt just better; its smarter
The 2020 iMac with a nano texture screen. Plus, some impressions of the nano texture screen option Continue reading… ...
03:35 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Attack of the TikTok clones
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge After two years as the hot new app, TikTok is suddenly fighting for its life. The app faces a potential ban in the United States due to concerns a...
03:19 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Feds move to block Californias net neutrality law
Image: Alex Castro / The Verge On Wednesday, the US Justice Department asked a federal judge to block California’s pivotal net neutrality law, according to Reuters. In 2017, the Trump ...
03:00 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Sonys new 1000XM4 headphones have improved noise cancellation and can pair with two devices at once
Image: Sony Sony has just announced the long-awaited followup to its popular WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones. The brand new WH-1000XM4 headphones look exactly the same, but feature...
03:00 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Sony WH-1000XM4 review: the best noise-canceling headphones get better
Sony didn’t change much, but it made the improvements we’ve been waiting for Continue reading… ...
02:53 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Amazons Echo Flex is getting a new smart clock accessory
Amazon is expanding its lineup of Echo Flex accessories with a new Smart Clock attachment, which plugs into the USB port on the bottom of the smart speaker, adding a display to view the cu...
02:20 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Star Trek: Lower Decks hasnt found its comedic edge yet
Turning Star Trek into an animated comedy for adults is, honestly, a genius idea. If you’re not super into the franchise, it’s easy to assume Star Trek is stodgy and self-serious, the ...
02:00 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review: cool beans
An unconventional design turns out to be a winner Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge The best part of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus is its screen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus. Yesterday, Samsung announced a boatload of new products, including the latest version of its popular Note smartphone and the next folding phone in its portfol...
12:44 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Scientists rename human genes to stop Microsoft Excel from misreading them as dates
There are tens of thousands of genes in the human genome: minuscule twists of DNA and RNA that combine to express all of the traits and characteristics that make each of us unique. Each ge...
12:22 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge How to preorder the Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Samsung announced its new Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra phones at its Unpacked 2020 online event. The Verge’s Dieter Bohn has the full breakdown o...
12:00 pm - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Acer Chromebook Spin 713: the Chromebook to buy
This is the best Chromebook of 2020 so far Continue reading… ...
11:26 am - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Twitter is letting all users limit replies to their tweets on iOS
Image: The Verge An update to Twitter’s iOS app lets all users limit who can reply to their tweets. Twitter has been experimenting with this feature since May, but now seems to be roll...
11:00 am - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Go read this FT story about how Microsofts roots in China could help it acquire TikTok
Based on wallpaper by Michael Gillett (Wallpaper Hub) Why, exactly, is Microsoft — purveyor of office software, cloud services, and high-end laptops — so well positioned to buy viral...
11:00 am - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge The big takeaways from Samsungs Unpacked announcements
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Samsung’s big Unpacked event went off with just a few hitches. It’s nice to know that even when an event is online some kind of logistical issue ca...
10:00 am - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge US Army esports team unbans commenters who asked about American war crimes
Image: U.S. Army Esports / Facebook The US Army’s esports team is unbanning Twitch users it blocked from its streams for asking about American war crimes, and says it will be returning...
09:11 am - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Googles Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G could be available to preorder on October 8th
A now-deleted sentence from a Google France blog post suggests that the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G will be available to preorder on October 8th. The two phones were announced this week alongs...
08:47 am - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Google plans to release a foldable Pixel in late 2021, according to leaked document
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg A leaked internal Google document suggests that the company has earmarked the fourth quarter of next year for the release of a foldable Google Pixel phon...
08:36 am - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Canon also falls victim to an apparent ransomware attack
Error displayed when visiting Canon’s USA website. Just one week after Garmin recovered from a ransomware attack, data and systems belonging to Japanese tech firm Canon are reportedly ...
07:57 am - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Animal Crossing catapults Nintendo to stratospheric earnings
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Nintendo has posted extraordinarily high earnings for its normally quiet April-June quarter, as Animal Crossing: New Horizons continues to be a sales j...
07:19 am - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Google has already discontinued the Pixel 4 and 4 XL
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg Google has discontinued the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, its flagship phones that were released in October of last year. Both devices are out of stock in Goog...
01:44 am - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge Twitter blocked Trump campaign account from tweeting over COVID-19 misinformation
Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Twitter said it would prevent President Trump’s @TeamTrump campaign account from tweeting until it removed a tweet that violates Twitter’s rules on CO...
12:05 am - Thu, August 6, 2020
The Verge YouTube prank stars Stokes Twins charged with felony after fake bank robbery video
Photo credit should read CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images Alan and Alex Stokes, 23-year-old twin brothers known best for posting prank videos to YouTube under their channel Stokes Twins...
11:46 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge The US will pay up to $10 million if you can ID a foreign election hacker
Image: US Department of State The 2020 US presidential election is less than 100 days away, and in an effort to prevent the foreign election interference that played a role in the 2016 e...
11:32 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge The FBI raidedJakePauls home as part of an investigation into a mall riot
Photo by Michael Reaves / Getty Images The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the California home of YouTube star Jake Paul this morning, according to TMZ and CBSLA. Agents removed s...
11:29 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Audi drops E-Tron price by nearly $9,000 and ups the range by 18 miles
The 2021 Audi E-Tron, the company’s first all-electric car, will start at nearly $9,000 less than the current version and will get a range bump of 18 miles — bringing its total EPA-est...
10:26 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Facebook removes Trump post for falsely claiming children are almost immune to COVID-19
Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook has removed a post posted by President Donald Trump’s account for violations of its misinformation policy, the company confirmed to The Verg...
10:21 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Etsy helped sell $346 million worth of homemade masks
It’s starting to seem like Etsy only sells two kinds of products: masks, and everything else. The handmade and vintage product marketplace just released its Q2 earnings report, and the ...
10:17 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Microsoft cuts xCloud iOS testing early as its future on Apple devices remains unclear
Microsoft has ended its xCloud game streaming test for iOS devices today. The software giant had been testing xCloud on iOS in a very limited way over the past few months, but made it clea...
09:30 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge California labor commissioner sues Uber and Lyft for alleged wage theft
Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images Uber and Lyft are committing wage theft by misclassifying drivers as independent contractors, California’s labor commissioner alleges in separate lawsu...
08:24 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Intels own website leaks Tiger Lake CPU event happening in early September
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A few weeks ago, Intel teased that “something big” is happening on September 2nd. Now, thanks to the event calendar on the company’s own in...
08:06 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Jake Pauls home raided by FBI with a federal search warrant
Photo by Michael Reaves / Getty Images The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the California home of YouTube star Jake Paul this morning, according to TMZ and CBSLA. There are no det...
07:44 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Instagram disables related hashtags feature after bug that appeared to favor Trump
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Instagram has disabled its “related hashtags” feature after a bug restricted the feature for select phrases across the platform. Related hasht...
07:24 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Google Play Music on Wear OS will shut down in a few weeks
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google Play Music as a service will begin its staggered, region-based shutdown starting next month, but Wear OS users have only a few weeks left to use ...
07:09 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Microsoft integrates Android apps into Windows 10 with new Your Phone update
Microsoft is now allowing Windows 10 users to run Android apps side by side with Windows applications on a PC. It’s part of a new feature in Your Phone, and it builds upon the mirroring ...
07:04 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge The Harry Potter films are headed to Peacock, in a perfect example of how confusing streaming is
Image: Harry Potter/Warner Brothers The tangled journey of the streaming rights for the Harry Potter films just got even more confusing, as Peacock has announced that it’ll be offering...
06:45 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge FDA confirms Samsungs Galaxy Watch 3 is cleared for EKG, just like the Apple Watch
Samsung announced FDA clearance during today’s event. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 includes a heart-monitoring electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) app, which has been cleared by the US Food ...
06:42 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Alleged Twitter teen hackers hearing got zoombombed big time
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge Last Friday, a 17-year-old Florida high school graduate, Graham Ivan Clark, was arrested and charged as the “mastermind” behind the massi...
06:25 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Samsung will let you reserve a Galaxy Z Fold 2 today ahead of official preorders
Image: Samsung Samsung has opened its online reservation system for the new Galaxy Z Fold 2 foldable announced earlier today at its Unpacked event. For those unfamiliar with this approac...
06:03 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Samsung guarantees three generations of Android OS updates for some Galaxy phones
Becca Farsace / The Verge Samsung is promising to “support three generations of Android updates” for Galaxy phones, but that won’t apply to all the phones it makes. Samsung says it...
04:51 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Microsoft isnt renaming Xbox Live and has no plans to discontinue Xbox Live Gold
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft isn’t planning to rename Xbox Live or discontinue Xbox Live Gold. Rumors of an Xbox Live rename appeared this week, after Microsoft an...
04:50 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 heart monitoring feature secures FDA clearance
Samsung announced FDA clearance during today’s event. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 includes a heart-monitoring electrocardiogram (ECG) app, which the company says has been cleared by th...
04:50 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge DoorDash launches online DashMart convenience stores to sell snacks and groceries
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge DoorDash on Wednesday announced the launch of a chain of virtual convenience stores the company is calling DashMart, which will sell snacks, groce...
04:32 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Samsung and Microsoft will let you run Galaxy Note 20 apps on your Windows 10 PC
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Samsung and Microsoft announced at last year’s Galaxy Unpacked that they would be forming a closer partnership to help Android and Windows work ...
04:04 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Apple and Googles COVID-19 tracking system will make its full US debut in new Virginia app
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge This week, Virginia plans to release a COVID-19 exposure notification app based on the specifications published by Apple and Google in April. The ...
04:00 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Google is updating Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps with link previews, Smart Compose, and more
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is updating its office software on mobile devices for G Suite users, adding new features to the Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps that should m...
04:00 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge The biggest announcements from Samsungs 2020 Unpacked event
Samsung’s anticipated Unpacked 2020 event is all packed up. The Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are now real things, as are the Galaxy Tab S7 tablet, the Galaxy Watch 3, and the Galaxy ...
04:00 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Android TVs new home screen will now recommend movies, TV shows, and apps
Google Google has injected a new cinematic slideshow above the top row of apps in the Android TV interface to make it easier to find content you might like. It will contain curated TV sh...
03:54 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge How to preorder the Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Samsung has announced its new Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra phones at its Unpacked 2020 online event. The Verge’s Dieter Bohn has the full breakdo...
03:41 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Fall Guys is the feel-good game of the summer
The latest craze on Twitch is Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, a game about squeaky little critters that compete in a series of challenges to be the last bean standing. It’s an adorable, ma...
03:14 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Fortnite adds sports cars, pickups, and trucks with new Joy Ride update
Fortnite has finally added cars to the game with its latest update: Joy Ride. The battle royale title has had plenty of vehicles come and go over past updates, including planes, helicopte...
03:00 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Google is sending a complicated privacy email to everyone heres what it means
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Google is returning to having humans analyze and rate anonymized audio snippets from its users. However, it’s also taken the major step of automaticall...
02:58 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge An expanded version of Pikmin 3 is heading to Nintendo Switch
Pikmin 3 is launching for Nintendo Switch on October 30th. Dubbed Pikmin 3 Deluxe, the upgraded version of the game adds difficulty modes, new missions, and includes all of the DLC release...
02:52 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Tab S7 Plus tablet has a 120Hz OLED display and 5G
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 on the left, Tab S7 Plus on the right. | Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Android tablets may not be nearly as popular as Apple’s iPad, but that hasn’t stoppe...
02:08 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge How Samsungs Galaxy Note 20 compares to its predecessors and competitors
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, the two latest phones in its stylus-equipped lineup. The specs of Samsung’s Note pho...
02:00 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Samsung announces Galaxy Buds Live with active noise cancellation and bean-shaped design
Image: Samsung Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live, the bean-shaped true wireless earbuds that have leaked extensively over the past couple months, are now official. Priced at $169.99, they’l...
02:00 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Watch 3 is thinner, lighter, and more expensive
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 45mm and 41mm | Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Samsung has just announced the latest model in its long line of smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch 3. The Watch 3 su...
02:00 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Tab S7 Plus tablet has a 120Hz OLED display and 5G
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 on the left, Tab S7 Plus on the right | Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Android tablets may not be nearly as popular as Apple’s iPad, but that hasn’t stopped...
02:00 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Samsung announces Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge But the regular Note 20 isn’t as powerful as it could be Continue reading… ...
01:50 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge GE plans to give offshore wind energy a supercomputing boost
Wind turbines, of the Block Island Wind Farm, tower above the water off the shores of Rhode Island. | Photo by Don Emmert / AFP via Getty Images GE plans to harness the power of one of t...
01:35 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Quibi launches a completely free ad-supported tier in Australia, New Zealand
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Quibi is beginning to offer a completely free tier to subscribers in Australia and New Zealand as the struggling streaming company tries to build ...
01:30 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Unpacked event live blog
There are going to be a lot of devices Continue reading… ...
01:27 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Ninja returns to Twitch for first time since Mixer shut down
Ninja is back on Twitch — for the moment, at least. Tyler “Ninja” Blevins started streaming Fortnite on his Twitch account Wednesday morning, nearly a year to the day after he left t...
01:21 pm - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge NASA astronaut on SpaceX Crew Dragon return: Sounded like an animal
Photo by Bill Ingalls / NASA As NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley careened to Earth inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule on Sunday, the two said that the vehicle truly came ...
11:00 am - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Samsungs next folding phone needs to feel more normal
The Galaxy Z Fold 2, from a leak | Evan Blass Today, Samsung is going to announce a giant pile of new gadgets. Here’s what to expect: Two Note 20 phones, a couple of Tab S7 Android tab...
10:26 am - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Last-minute video leak spoils entire Samsung Unpacked lineup
Image: Evan Blass Samsung’s entire rumored device lineup for today’s upcoming Unpacked event has been spoiled by a series of videos from leaker Evan Blass. Most interesting is the ha...
10:00 am - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Lime adds the Jump e-bikes Uber didnt scrap to its app
Lime is adding Jump e-bikes to its app for the first time since the the company acquired the former Uber division in May, the company tells The Verge. The Jump e-bikes will be exclusively ...
10:00 am - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Note 20 event: how to watch todays live stream online
As with most recent product introductions, Samsung’s latest product launch is going to be entirely virtual this year, but it still promises to be a really big show. The event will start ...
09:12 am - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Southwest Airlines cuts back on COVID-19 cleaning to get planes back in the air quicker
Photo by David McNew/Getty Images Airlines around the world are facing a difficult juggling act: how do you reduce the risks posed by COVID-19 while keeping costs down in a notoriously l...
08:33 am - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Files by Google adds PIN protection for your most sensitive files on Android
The new Safe folder appears under Collections in the Files by Google app. | Image: Google The Files by Google app, which primarily gives Android users an easy way to manage files and fre...
07:01 am - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Logitechs new G923 racing wheel comes with an advanced force feedback system
Logitech G923 racing wheel | Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Logitech is announcing its first new racing wheel in five years: the G923 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox, and PC. The G923 succ...
03:44 am - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Apple Maps Look Around feature gets first international expansion
Look Around, the Apple Maps feature that provides 360-degree views of locations at ground level, is starting to expand outside the US. Unusually for Apple, it’s coming to Japan before an...
02:02 am - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Kris Kobach projected to lose Kansas primary, despite backing from Peter Thiel
Shelly Yang/Kansas City Star/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Decision Desk is projecting that Rep. Roger Marshall will win the Republican primary for Senate in Kansas, a huge blow ...
12:23 am - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Indie darling Altos Adventure and its sequel are finally coming to PS4, Xbox One and Switch
Alto’s Adventure and Alto’s Odyssey, two mobile games we at The Verge love because of their beautiful art style and polished gameplay, are finally coming to PS4, Xbox One, and the Epic...
12:11 am - Wed, August 5, 2020
The Verge Prototype of SpaceXs future Starship rocket flies short hop to 500 feet
SpaceX’s Starship prototype during the test hop, recorded by LabPadre’s livestream | Image: Screenshot from LabPadre livestream Just two days after returning its first astronauts bac...
11:48 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Former Google exec Anthony Levandowski sentenced to 18 months for stealing self-driving car secrets
Photo by Angelo Merendino / AFP / Getty Images Controversial engineer Anthony Levandowski, who worked for the Google division that would become Waymo before founding trucking company Ott...
10:18 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Disney is launching a new Star-branded streaming service internationally
Disney plans to launch a new general entertainment streaming platform overseas in 2021 under the Star brand name, CEO Bob Chapek announced today. Chapek didn’t give too many details abou...
09:32 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Riot Games addresses burnout and crunch by giving employees a week off
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Riot Games, the developer of League of Legends and Valorant, will be giving employees the week of August 10th off to “disconnect, recharge, and ...
09:32 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Riot Games addresses industry burnout and crunch by giving employees a week off
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Riot Games, the developer of League of Legends and Valorant, will be giving employees the week of August 10th off to “disconnect, recharge, and ...
08:47 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Mulan is heading to Disney Plus on September 4th for $30
Image: Disney Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan will be released on Disney Plus on September 4th for $29.99, the company announced today. Disney executives walked through the n...
08:19 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has pretty much every feature leaked in new AT&T video
Image: Samsung Russia Samsung’s Unpacked event tomorrow will be the official showcase for the heavily rumored and much-leaked Galaxy Note 20. For those who wanted yet another look at t...
08:16 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Disney faces an Avengers: Endgame-sized hole as earnings plummet
Photo: Film Frame / Marvel Studios Disney continues to face financial woes in just about every part of its business, but one year after Avengers: Endgame came out, it’s clear just how ...
07:54 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy due to COVID-19
Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Virgin Atlantic Airways has filed for bankruptcy protection for its United States business, as it tries to nail down a £1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) ...
07:03 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge We cant skip steps on the road to a COVID-19 vaccine
Photo by Blake Nissen for The Boston Globe via Getty Images The pharmaceutical company Moderna started the last, longest step in the process of testing its COVID-19 vaccine candidate at ...
06:43 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Heres where you can buy a Nintendo Switch
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The Nintendo Switch, like everything else that can lighten the mood during this incredibly tough time, is in short supply. And as soon as reta...
06:33 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Samsung is launching a 5G version of the Galaxy A51 in the US this week
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Samsung’s next midrange phone to get 5G connectivity is the Galaxy A51. Originally launched back in April, the A51 costs $400 normally and sits comfor...
06:09 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Donald Trump trying to control the FCC is a disaster, says Sen. Ron Wyden
Photo by SUSAN WALSH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) says President Donald Trump’s recent handling of Federal Communications Commission nominations is a “disaster.”...
06:06 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Honda recalls 608,000 vehicles for faulty software
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Honda is recalling 608,000 vans and SUVs because of faulty software that can, among other things, cause the backup camera to fail and the driv...
05:52 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Take-Two retreats from $70 games being the norm for PS5 and Xbox Series X
Image: Take-Two Interactive The companies that sell video games are all staying relatively quiet about whether they plan to universally hike game prices from $60 to $70 with the launch o...
05:48 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Go read this Motherboard article about a prolific vigilante taking down cheaters in Overwatch and Valorant
Game developers are in a nonstop battle with cheaters, and now some developers are getting an extra hand from an anti-cheat vigilante frustrated with people who give themselves an unfair a...
05:42 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge TikToks future in the US: all of the news about Microsofts deal and Trumps ban threats
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok may get a new owner Continue reading… ...
05:23 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Greg Joswiak replaces Phil Schiller as head of Apple marketing
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple’s longtime marketing chief, Phil Schiller, is stepping into a somewhat smaller role after decades with the company. Schiller is dropping his...
05:05 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge The biggest problem with Microsofts fractured TikTok deal
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft has six weeks to close one of the strangest deals in tech industry history. On Sunday, the company publicly announced it was in talks wi...
04:12 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Google Play Music will begin shutting down in September
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Today, Google shared a detailed timeline for Google Play Music’s shutdown. Access will be revoked in September for users in New Zealand and South Afric...
04:07 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge The Motorola One Fusion Plus is coming to the US for $399
Image: Motorola Motorola announced today that it’s bringing the previously international-only One Fusion Plus to the US, where the pop-up camera smartphone will cost $399 starting on A...
04:00 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Androids Nearby Share file sharing feature is finally launching
It will finally be slightly easier to share files, images, links, and other content between Android devices. Google is launching a new Android feature called “Nearby Share” that enable...
03:48 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Samsung Galaxy Note 20 event: all the latest rumors, news, and more
Image: Samsung It’s all kicking off on August 5th at 10AM ET Continue reading… ...
03:22 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge T-Mobile switches on standalone 5G network, expands coverage by 30 percent
Image: T-Mobile T-Mobile says that it has officially switched on “the world’s first standalone 5G network,” allowing the company to maximize the use of its 600MHz 5G spectrum. Prev...
03:00 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Apple is not interested in buying TikTok
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple says it’s not interested in acquiring TikTok, despite an Axios report that named the company as a potential buyer for the embattled social...
03:00 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Apple updates the iMac with new Intel processors and a better webcam
Image: Apple Apple is announcing updates for both the 27-inch and 21.5-inch iMacs. It’s updating the processors inside to Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake processors and also switching ou...
03:00 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Google is adding new homeschooling features to Assistant smart displays and speakers
The new Family Bell feature on Google Assistant smart displays and speakers. | Image: Google Google is expanding the capabilities of its Assistant on smart displays and speakers today to...
01:35 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge EU launches full investigation into Googles Fitbit acquisition over health data fears
Fitbit’s health-tracking business was losing money when Google swooped in to buy it. The European Commission is launching a full investigation into Google’s acquisition of Fitbit. E...
01:31 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Ford CEO Jim Hackett is retiring
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Ford CEO Jim Hackett is retiring, the company announced on Tuesday, and he will be replaced by current chief operating officer Jim Farley. Hackett will...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge PowerAs xCloud-ready controllers can keep your phone charged while you game
PowerA Gaming peripheral maker PowerA has debuted a few controllers designed with Microsoft’s new xCloud cloud gaming service in mind. The first is the MOGA XP5-X, a $69.99 wireless co...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Microsofts xCloud game streaming will launch on September 15th on Android
Microsoft will launch its game streaming service, known as Project xCloud, on September 15th exclusively on Android devices. Project xCloud will be bundled as part of the Xbox Game Pass Ul...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Razers new xCloud-ready Kishi controller adds Xbox buttons for a $20 premium
Razer Razer has made a variant of its shape-shifting Nintendo Switch-esque Kishi controller that’s ready for xCloud, Microsoft’s cloud gaming service that will let you play Xbox game...
11:35 am - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Garmin reportedly paid multi-million dollar ransom after suffering cyberattack
Screenshot: Garmin Fitness brand Garmin paid millions of dollars in ransom after an attack took many of its products and services offline last month, Sky News reports. The payment was re...
11:10 am - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Cloak your photos with this AI privacy tool to fool facial recognition
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Ubiquitous facial recognition is a serious threat to privacy. The idea that the photos we share are being collected by companies to train algorith...
11:00 am - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Googles Pixel conundrum and Microsofts TikTok conundrum
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Hi everybody. I’m back to writing this newsletter after some time off and somehow, magically, still somewhat refreshed by my week off in the woods of ...
08:51 am - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge WhatsApp adds search feature to help users debunk viral messages
Tapping the magnifying glass icon searches for the contents of the message. | Image: WhatsApp WhatsApp is piloting a new feature that lets users quickly search the contents of viral mess...
07:15 am - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge PS4 software sales spike during the pandemic
The PlayStation 4 era may be winding down, but people are playing their consoles more than ever at home. Sony just announced as part of its first-quarter earnings that despite a 22 percent...
07:01 am - Tue, August 4, 2020
The Verge Microsofts operations will be zero waste by 2030
Microsoft plans to stop generating trash from its operations by 2030, the company announced today. It also pledged to stop using single-use plastics in its packaging by 2025. As part of i...
10:39 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge FAA shares new steps for Boeing to return 737 Max to the skies
Photo by Gary He/Getty Images The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released a “preliminary summary” of its 18-month review of the Boeing 737 Max program, and with it, has de...
10:21 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Ubisoft reportedly fires one of its most influential execs following allegations of sexual harassment
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge One of Ubisoft’s most influential executives has been fired after an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment made against him, repor...
10:01 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge President Trump withdraws FCC renomination after 5G controversy
Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images President Trump has withdrawn the nomination of FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, a six-year FCC veteran who was expected by many to be renewed f...
09:40 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Twitter faces $250 million FTC fine for misusing emails and phone numbers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter said that the Federal Trade Commission may soon fine it up to $250 million for improper use of users’ phone numbers and email addresses....
09:30 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge The Department of Justice is reviewing TurboTax maker Intuits $7.1 billion purchase of its free competitor
Photo by Kimberly White/Getty Images for TurboTax Intuit’s $7.1 billion purchase of Credit Karma earlier this year is now subjected to review by the US Department of Justice. The depar...
09:19 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Prosecutors are investigating Amazons treatment of third-party sellers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The New York and California attorneys general, along with the Federal Trade Commission, plan to investigate Amazon’s online Marketplace platform...
08:21 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge This is how Xbox games are getting touch controls for xCloud
Microsoft is preparing to launch its xCloud game streaming service as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate next month, and we’re now starting to get some more details on how touch controls wi...
08:17 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge How to use Google One to back up your Android phone
Image: Google Backing up your Android phone is always smart — and backing it up to the cloud makes it easy to reload your data even if your phone is lost, stolen, or broken. And now yo...
07:35 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Googles live-captioning feature will soon work with voice and video calls on Pixel phones
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Android’s real-time captions feature, Live Caption, is gaining the ability to work with voice and video calls, Google announced on Monday. Previ...
07:14 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Trump threatens that TikTok will close down on September 15th unless an American company buys it
Based on wallpaper by Michael Gillett (Wallpaper Hub) President Donald Trump claims that TikTok will “be out of business in the United States” on September 15th if its Chinese parent...
07:07 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Square Enixs Avengers game is getting a PlayStation-exclusive Spider-Man character, and that sucks
Square Enix’s Avengers game will arrive this fall, and it’ll bring back console-exclusive content in a big way: the company announced that PlayStation players will get exclusive access...
06:54 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Theres nothing good on TV
Illustration by Alex Castro In Dragon Ball Z, the popular anime series of the late ‘80s / early ‘90s, they have this thing called — hand to God — the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. Go ...
06:53 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Here are the best AirPods deals
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Apple’s AirPods are among the most popular headphones on the market. They’re compact, easy to pair with your devices, and they offer reliable connect...
05:02 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge ESPN and other Disney channels now live on FuboTV
Image: FuboTV ESPN and many other Disney channels are now live on FuboTV, according to a FuboTV support document. You should now be able to watch ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, ABC, ABC News Live...
04:47 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Microsoft reveals redesigned, much faster Xbox store
Image: Microsoft Microsoft has announced a significant overhaul of its digital store for Xbox, and the end result is a much faster browsing experience and more straightforward navigation...
04:37 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Snapchat is adding a TikTok-style music feature
Snapchat will soon let you add music to the videos you record, making it the latest social app to take on TikTok by offering the ability to embed popular songs. The announcement comes as P...
04:31 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Google Pay will support mobile checking accounts starting next year
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is getting into mobile banking through a new partnership announced on Monday with a total of eight US-based banks, including the US divisio...
04:20 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge GM-backed electric truck startup Lordstown Motors is going public
Image: Lordstown Motors One-year-old Lordstown Motors will become a publicly traded company in an effort to bring its commercial electric pickup truck, the Endurance, to market. And it w...
03:51 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge The best laptop you can buy
From ultraportables to high-powered editing machines, here are the best laptops to get right now Continue reading… ...
03:48 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge What to expect from Samsungs Galaxy Note 20 event this week
Samsung’s next big product launch is right around the corner, taking place on August 5th at 10AM ET, though it’ll be a virtual event as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The m...
03:28 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge How to preorder the Google Pixel 4A
Google has announced the Pixel 4A, its new midrange Android phone that packs in features similar to the Pixel 4, like an excellent camera and astrophotography mode, but at a much more affo...
03:26 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Dishs next step into wireless service is buying another small provider
Dish has acquired Ting Mobile, a small cell service provider, in its latest step toward becoming a major nationwide carrier. Ting launched in 2012 and had 286,000 subscribers as of July 20...
03:12 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Apples AirPods with a wireless charging case are cheaper than ever today at Amazon
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple’s second-generation AirPods that come with a wireless charging case are down to their cheapest price ever at Amazon. Normally $199, th...
03:00 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Google announces Pixel 5, Pixel 4A 5G, and Pixel 4A all at once
Image: Google One is available now, but the flagship is coming this fall Continue reading… ...
03:00 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Valorants new skin line turns your gun into a cyberpunk sticker book
Riot’s shooter Valorant hasn’t been out long, but it’s already becoming known for its excellent character designs and weapon skins. Recently, that’s included a stylish German hacke...
03:00 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Google Pixel 4A review: back to basics for $349
Stripped to just the phone essentials, but it gets them right Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge SpaceX capsule swarmed by boaters after successful splashdown
NASA/Bill Ingalls After SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and before NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were out of the capsule, dozen...
01:04 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Virgin Galactic releases renders of proposed supersonic jet that can reach Mach 3
An artistic rendering of Virgin Galactic’s proposed supersonic jet. | Image: Virgin Galactic This morning, Richard Branson’s space tourism venture Virgin Galactic unveiled the design...
12:45 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Why Microsoft wants TikTok
Based on wallpaper by Michael Gillett (Wallpaper Hub) Forty-five days to close the deal Continue reading… ...
12:44 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Google invests in ADT, will integrate its Nest devices into smart home business
Image: ADT Google has invested $450 million for a 6.6 percent stake in security company ADT, the companies announced today. The deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter of t...
12:27 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge PlayStation 5 will support PS4 controllers, but only for playing PS4 games
Image: Sony Sony is confirming today that its existing PS4 controller will not work with PS5 games. “We believe that PS5 games should take advantage of the new capabilities and feature...
12:00 pm - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Some Photoshop users can try Adobes anti-misinformation system later this year
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Adobe has released more details on its Content Authenticity Initiative, a system for permanently attaching sources and details to an image. Th...
11:00 am - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge July was a big month for VR games
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge 2020 has seen renewed interest in VR, and it’s not just because of the pandemic. There have been tentpole releases like Half-Life: Alyx, and...
10:50 am - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Go read this investigation into the troubled past of alleged Twitter hacker
Illustration by Alex Castro On Friday Graham Ivan Clark was charged along with two others for the most serious hack in Twitter’s history, where numerous high-profile accounts including...
08:46 am - Mon, August 3, 2020
The Verge Zelda recipe appears in serious novel by serious author after rushed Google search
If you were writing a book and needed to find out how red clothes dye is traditionally made, you’d probably start with a simple Google search. At least, that’s what John Boyne, the aut...
11:37 pm - Sun, August 2, 2020
The Verge Microsoft says CEO Satya Nadella has talked to Trump about buying TikTok
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In a blog post Sunday, Microsoft said it was “prepared to continue discussions to explore a purchase of TikTok in the United States,” followin...
10:14 pm - Sun, August 2, 2020
The Verge SpaceX capsule swarmed by boaters after successful splashdown
After SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and before NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were out of the capsule, dozens of boats circled t...
09:55 pm - Sun, August 2, 2020
The Verge Brazil Supreme Court orders Facebook to block accounts of several Bolsonaro allies
Photo by Andre Borges/NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook has blocked the accounts of a dozen allies of President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, BBC News reported. Brazil’s Supreme Court ord...
07:34 pm - Sun, August 2, 2020
The Verge SpaceX capsule swarmed by boaters after successful splashdown
After SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and before NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were out of the capsule, dozens of boats circled t...
06:52 pm - Sun, August 2, 2020
The Verge SpaceXs Crew Dragon successfully returns NASA astronauts back to Earth
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley safely returned to Earth inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule this afternoon, bringing their historic two-month mission at the International Sp...
04:06 pm - Sun, August 2, 2020
The Verge Hey murder hornet hows it going
Murder hornet. Dead. | Washington State Department of Agriculture Hello it is I, your intrepid murder hornet correspondent. What’s a murder hornet, you ask? I wish I did not know. But...
02:11 pm - Sun, August 2, 2020
The Verge League of Legends world championship will be held in Shanghai starting in September
The League of Legends World Championship 2020 will be held in Shanghai | Riot Games Even though many esports tournaments this year have been postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus ...
10:21 pm - Sat, August 1, 2020
The Verge Brace yourselves: Googles Pixel 4A is finally, probably coming Monday
Image: Google With a rumored $349 price, OLED screen, Google’s great camera, and a good-enough processor, the upcoming Pixel 4A sounds like it’ll be a tough deal to beat for those wh...
09:10 pm - Sat, August 1, 2020
The Verge How to watch two NASA astronauts journey home in SpaceXs Crew Dragon capsule
This afternoon, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are scheduled to start their journey back to Earth inside SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon, bringing an end to their historic flight t...
08:27 pm - Sat, August 1, 2020
The Verge Microsoft reportedly puts TikTok acquisition talks on hold
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Talks between Microsoft and TikTok parent company ByteDance were paused after President Trump voiced his opposition to the deal, The Wall Street J...
04:18 pm - Sat, August 1, 2020
The Verge GeForce Now will now automatically sync to your Steam library
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge GeForce Now users can sync their Steam libraries to their accounts with Nvidia’s new Game Sync feature. Compatible games will appear in the My L...
02:48 pm - Sat, August 1, 2020
The Verge ByteDance reportedly reaches deal to sell TikTok American operations
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok parent company ByteDance has reportedly agreed to sell its American operations to prevent the Trump administration from banning it in the U...
02:29 pm - Sat, August 1, 2020
The Verge President Trump says he will ban TikTok in the US today
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge President Trump has told reporters he’s planning to ban TikTok from operating in the US. “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them ...
02:05 pm - Sat, August 1, 2020
The Verge Apple reportedly acquires startup that could turn iPhones into payment terminals
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has acquired a startup with technology that could turn iPhones into mobile payment terminals, Bloomberg reported. Montreal-based Mobeewave h...
02:00 pm - Sat, August 1, 2020
The Verge Researchers become their own lab rats with DIY coronavirus vaccine
A photo illustration showing vials of COVID-19 vaccine. (Real vaccines would probably have a whole lot more on the label.) | Photo illustration by Igor Golovniov / SOPA Images / LightRocket...
01:00 pm - Sat, August 1, 2020
The Verge The Genki Covert Dock is a clever portable Switch dock, but its expensive
Pocket-friendly, not wallet-friendly Continue reading… ...
09:19 am - Sat, August 1, 2020
The Verge President Trump says he will ban TikTok in the US today
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge President Trump has told reporters he’s planning to ban TikTok from operating in the US. “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them ...
04:12 am - Sat, August 1, 2020
The Verge How the Trump administration could ban TikTok
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Trump administration is apparently considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, including the popular video app TikTok. Secretary of State ...
11:21 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Gogo lays off 14 percent of its workers as airline industry struggles continue
Photo by Christian Charisius/picture alliance via Getty Images In-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo is laying off 143 people, or about 14 percent of its workforce, as people continue to avoid a...
11:08 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Three people have been charged over Twitters huge hack, and a Florida teen is in jail
Illustration by Alex Castro Early on July 31st, the FBI, IRS, US Secret Service, and Florida law enforcement placed 17-year-old Graham Clark of Tampa, Florida, under arrest. He’s accus...
11:08 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Three people have been charged for Twitters huge hack, and a Florida teen is in jail
Illustration by Alex Castro Early on July 31st, the FBI, IRS, US Secret Service, and Florida law enforcement placed 17-year-old Graham Clark of Tampa, Florida, under arrest. He’s accus...
10:26 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Googles trust tokens are here to take cookies down a peg
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google said earlier this year it would join other web browser companies to block third-party cookies in Chrome, and today, developers have their f...
10:07 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Apple is now the worlds most valuable publicly traded company
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is now the world’s most valuable publicly traded company, passing Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco. As of close of bu...
08:45 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Microsoft confirms Halo Infinite multiplayer will be free-to-play and up to 120fps
Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode will be free-to-play and support up to 120fps, Microsoft has announced. The news comes after a leak from Smyths Toys Superstores, which briefly posted de...
08:00 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Rocket Lab says it has approval to return to flight after losing a rocket during launch
Less than a month after Rocket Lab lost one of its vehicles during a mission, the small satellite launcher has approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to start launching its Elec...
07:37 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Microsofts US offices wont reopen until January 2021 at the earliest
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft isn’t planning to fully reopen its US offices until at least January 2021. Sources familiar with the company’s plans tell The Verge ...
07:35 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Three people just got charged for Twitters huge hack, and a Florida teen is in jail
Illustration by Alex Castro Early this morning, the FBI, IRS, US Secret Service, and Florida law enforcement placed a 17-year-old in Tampa, Florida, under arrest — accusing him of bein...
07:35 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Three people have been charged for Twitters huge hack, and a Florida teen is in jail
Illustration by Alex Castro Early on July 31st, the FBI, IRS, US Secret Service, and Florida law enforcement placed a 17-year-old in Tampa, Florida, under arrest. He’s accused of being...
07:11 pm - Fri, July 31, 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 ...
05:57 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge V for Vendetta knew our future would be a bleak one
Photo illustration by William Joel / The Verge 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 con...
05:55 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge President Trump plans to sever TikTok from its Chinese owner, Bloomberg reports
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge President Donald Trump intends to sign an order that would direct ByteDance to sell its ownership of the US-based video-sharing app TikTok, accord...
05:52 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Microsoft is shutting down Cortana on multiple devices, including iOS and Android
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is rethinking its Cortana assistant, announcing that it will shut down the current iOS and Android apps, end Cortana support for the Har...
05:17 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge HBO Now subscribers can continue to stream on Amazon after all
Amazon and WarnerMedia have struck a new temporary agreement that will allow HBO Now customers to continue streaming on Fire TV while the companies continue negotiations over HBO Max. Be...
05:00 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge How Google is bringing Windows apps to Chromebooks
Chrome OS will run Android and Windows apps side by side Continue reading… ...
05:00 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Netflix is letting people watch things faster or slower with new playback speed controls
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Netflix is letting people choose the speed at which they want to watch something on their phone or tablet with new playback controls. Netflix wil...
04:46 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Twitter is surveying users on what features theyd want from a subscription
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter has officially confirmed that it’s exploring the idea of a paid subscription model, and now the company has started to survey users abou...
04:30 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge GM will help EVgo triple its fast charger network in the US
General Motors is working with electric vehicle charging network EVgo to build more than 2,700 new fast chargers in cities and suburbs across the US over the next five years. That is more ...
04:07 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Virtual artist Miquela debuted a music video at Lollapalooza
Lollapalooza moved online this year, and the music festival kicked off in an appropriately online way: with the debut of a new music video from virtual creator Miquela. The video is an ent...
04:00 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Facebook adds official music videos in new challenge to YouTube
Image: Facebook Facebook is adding official music videos to its service in the US after partnering with major music companies including Sony Music, Universal Music Group, and Warner Musi...
03:50 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge You can now bid on Fyre Fest merch
U.S. Marshals Service If you’re pining for the innocent days of 2017, when the biggest screw-up was the music festival meltdown known as Fyre Festival, you’re in luck: you can now ow...
03:34 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Fisker hits snag in deal to use Volkswagens EV platform
Image: Fisker Inc. Fisker Inc. has hit a snag in the plan to power its electric vehicles with Volkswagen’s modular EV platform, as negotiations over a “cornerstone agreement” that ...
03:30 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge The Oppo Watch goes global with Wear OS on board
Oppo has announced international release plans for its first smartwatch, the Oppo Watch. The device was launched in China earlier this year with a customized version of Android, but Oppo i...
03:23 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Apples new universal gift card can be used to purchase Everything Apple
If you wanted to buy yourself or someone you loved an Apple gift card, it used to be a bit complicated. Apple offered two separate gift cards: an iTunes card, which you could use for purch...
03:07 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge YouTube is ending its community captions feature and deaf creators arent happy about it
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube plans to discontinue its community captions feature, which allowed viewers to add subtitles to videos, because it was “rarely used and h...
03:05 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Vergecast: the Big Tech antitrust hearing episode
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On July 29th, the long-awaited Big Tech antitrust hearing from the House Judiciary’s antitrust subcommittee was held. For several hours, four of...
02:32 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Nvidia is reportedly in advanced talks to buy ARM for more than $32 billion
SoftBank has been rumored to be exploring a sale of ARM — the British chip designer that powers nearly every major mobile processor from companies like Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung, and Huaw...
02:30 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Battletoads will arrive on Xbox One and PC on August 20th
Battletoads will make its way back to the Xbox One and PC. Rare is announcing today that Battletoads will be available on August 20th on Steam, the Microsoft Store, and as part of Xbox Gam...
02:06 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Z Flip includes the Galaxy Watch Active 2 for free
Samsung is hosting a few discounted bundles at Amazon and Best Buy, one of which includes its Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone and a Galaxy Watch Active 2 44mm smartwatch for $1,380. That’s ...
02:00 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge SpaceXs Crew Dragon slated to bring NASA astronauts home for the first time this weekend
This weekend, two NASA astronauts are slated to return home to Earth inside SpaceX’s new passenger capsule, the Crew Dragon. It’ll be the first time that the Crew Dragon carries passen...
01:52 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Twitter permanently suspends white supremacist David Duke
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter has suspended the account of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke for “repeated violations of the Twitter Rules on hateful conduct,” ...
01:00 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Theres unproven tech in the NBAs COVID-19 prevention plan
It didn’t surprise James Gilmore to hear that the NBA was turning to smart rings to help manage the risk of COVID-19 inside its “bubble” at Disney World, where the league hopes to fi...
12:09 pm - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge The Verges back-to-school gift guide 2020
Everything you’ll need and want when you start school Continue reading… ...
10:24 am - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Chromes autofill is getting more secure and convenient
You’ll be able to use security options like a fingerprint to enter credit card details. | Image: Google Google is updating its Chrome browser to let you automatically enter saved passw...
10:00 am - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge TikTok has a bold new plan to win over regulators
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Programming note: It’s time for our summer vacation! The stretch between January and today is the longest uninterrupted period we have ever writ...
08:50 am - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Halo Infinite multiplayer will be free-to-play and up to 120fps, leaks reveal
An Irish retailer has revealed that Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode will be free-to-play and support up to 120fps. Smyths Toys Superstores briefly posted details (Google Cache) about Ha...
08:14 am - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Who wouldnt want their Echo Dot to look like Baby Yoda?
Image: Otterbox There are plenty of things I could tell you about Otterbox’s new stand for the third-generation Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker. I could tell you about its “durable mat...
07:44 am - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Oppo launches mid-range Reno 4 Pro for $470
Oppo has announced the Reno 4 Pro for international release. It’s a mid-range phone that isn’t a million miles away from sister company OnePlus’ new Nord in specs, design, and pricin...
06:15 am - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Google is now making it easier to find Black-owned businesses
Google is launching a new tool that allows businesses to identify themselves as Black-owned through the company’s Maps and Search listings. The new feature is part of the company’s ple...
01:29 am - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Twitter says a spear phishing attack led to the huge bitcoin scam
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge Twitter provided an update about the unprecedented July 15th attack that allowed hackers to tweet from some of the most high-profile accounts...
12:44 am - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge In the pandemic economy, tech companies are raking it in
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge From a pure entertainment perspective, I am genuinely sorry that the House’s antitrust hearing targeting the big four tech companies — Amazon,...
12:07 am - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Edge browser is crashing if you have Google set as default search
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft’s new Edge browser is randomly crashing when users type into the address bar tonight. The issues appear to be affecting Edge users who...
12:07 am - Fri, July 31, 2020
The Verge Microsofts Edge browser was crashing if you had Google set as default search
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft’s new Edge browser started randomly crashing when users typed into the address bar tonight. The issues appear to have affected Edge us...