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11:48 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge The iPhone 13s rumored satellite link sounds like its just for emergencies
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple plans to let you connect your iPhone to satellites so you can contact emergency services in areas that don’t have cellular cov...
11:32 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge Chrome 94 beta tests some next-gen tech for gaming in your browser
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google’s Chrome Beta 94 announcement mentions that Google is implementing some new web standards that could make browser-based...
07:38 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge HBO Max and YouTube are now on Spectrum TV
Image: Spectrum TV Two of the biggest players in streaming, HBO Max and YouTube, have officially arrived on Spectrum TV. It’s the first time the apps have been suppo...
07:38 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge GM temporarily stops making the Chevy Bolt after latest recall
Image: Chevrolet General Motors is halting production of the Chevy Bolt EV after a number of battery fires prompted a massive recall that has already cost the company n...
07:24 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge Shape-shifting storms like Ida are cities worst nightmare
First responders prepare to launch rescue boats to transport residents out of floodwater left behind by Hurricane Ida in LaPlace, Louisiana, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 | Lu...
07:24 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge Apple sets debut date for The Problem with Jon Stewart
Image: Apple Apple’s upcoming show starring Jon Stewart, The Problem with Jon Stewart, will debut on Apple TV Plus on September 30th, the company announced Monday. Ap...
05:31 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge Youll have to tell Instagram your birthday to keep using the app
Image: Instagram If you haven’t given Instagram your birthday, it’s about to start asking for it a whole lot more — and it’ll eventually be required for you to ...
05:11 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge Invest at PayPal could compete with Robinhood and Squares retail stock trading
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The next platform to host a rush on stocks like GameStop and AMC could be PayPal, as CNBC reports the company hired a brokerage ...
05:00 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge DrLupo is the latest streamer to move from Twitch to YouTube Gaming
Photo by Matt King / Getty Images Streamer Ben “DrLupo” Lupo has signed a deal to stream exclusively on YouTube Gaming, following in the footsteps of other well-kno...
04:46 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
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 ...
04:43 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge Apple buys classical music streaming service Primephonic
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple Music is pushing more extensively into classical music. Today, Apple announced that it has acquired Primephonic, a service...
04:33 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge Apple cares about privacy, unless you work at Apple
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The company has taken a strong stance on safeguarding its customers’ data — but some employees don’t believe it protec...
03:25 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge TikToks parent company acquires VR headset maker Pico
TikTok parent company ByteDance is acquiring Chinese virtual reality headset maker Pico. CNBC confirmed the news today after it was rumored last week and verified by Chinese pu...
03:18 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge Electric robotaxis may not be the climate solution we were led to believe
Photo by Andrej Sokolow/picture alliance via Getty Images For years, we’ve been told that electric autonomous taxis can help fight climate change by reducing air poll...
02:35 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge The N64 controller was a weird but essential introduction to joysticks
In the annals of gaming history, there’s no controller better known than the three-pronged piece of plastic that shipped with the Nintendo 64. That’s likely for a few reaso...
01:42 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge The latest iPad Air is $100 off at Best Buy and Amazon
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge It’s almost unspoken wisdom at this point that you should think twice about buying some costly Apple products in the late summer mon...
01:20 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge How police laid down a geofence dragnet for Kenosha protestors
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge ATF investigators used a controversial technique to investigate arson incidents connected to the 2020 police protests ...
01:00 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge Fossil announces new smartwatches for 2021 that wont have Wear OS 3 until 2022
Fossil Gen 6 watches | Fossil Fossil has announced its fall 2021 smartwatch lineup running Wear OS, which it is calling the Gen 6 Touchscreen. As with the Gen 5 Fossil ...
01:00 pm - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge Gumroad announces cheaper pricing for creators
Image: Gumroad Gumroad is announcing a new pricing structure today that streamlines the fees and features of its platform, making it easier for creators to get started ...
11:30 am - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge Kids in China now restricted to just 3 hours of online gaming per week
A child plays an online mobile game. | Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images Chinese gaming platforms like Tencent and NetEase must limit online gaming to minors...
11:00 am - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge The first Neon Genesis Evangelion Blu-rays you can actually buy ship November 9th
You might have heard that Neon Genesis Evangelion, the seminal 1995 anime series seemingly about giant mech battles but far deeper and more disturbing than that, is coming to B...
09:12 am - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge Clubhouse embraces spatial audio for more lifelike conversations
Leah Lamarr is currently featured as the Clubhouse icon. | Image: Clubhouse Clubhouse began rolling out a iOS app update on Sunday that enables spatial audio support. T...
07:40 am - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge GoPros next flagship action camera leaks
The GoPro Hero 10 Black leaks in full. | Image: WinFuture Images and specs of the GoPro Hero 10 Black have apparently leaked in full. According to WinFuture, which accu...
02:27 am - Mon, August 30, 2021
The Verge Apple Watch Series 7 reportedly has flat sides and bigger screens
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The upcoming Apple Watch will feature its first new hardware design in years, according to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman’s Power On...
07:32 pm - Sun, August 29, 2021
The Verge Extremely dangerous Hurricane Ida strengthens dramatically overnight
A satellite image of Hurricane Ida over the Gulf of Mexico. | GOES-East NOAA Hurricane Ida is pummeling Louisiana as an “extremely dangerous” storm after strengthen...
06:36 pm - Sun, August 29, 2021
The Verge The iPhone 13 could have satellite connectivity
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Finally a fun iPhone 13 rumor! If Apple holds to its traditional schedule we’re mere weeks away from a new iPhone, and until n...
03:53 pm - Sun, August 29, 2021
The Verge Astra rocket does a real smooth slide before failing to reach orbit
The Astra LV0006 sliding across the launch pad after an engine failed to fire. | NASASpaceflight Astra’s first rocket launch since it the company went public wasn’t...
01:53 pm - Sun, August 29, 2021
The Verge Hurricane Ida strengthens into a life-threatening storm overnight
A satellite image of Hurricane Ida over the Gulf of Mexico. | GOES-East NOAA Hurricane Ida is about to pummel Louisiana as an “extremely dangerous” storm after stre...
01:53 pm - Sun, August 29, 2021
The Verge Extremely dangerous Hurricane Ida strengthens dramatically overnight
A satellite image of Hurricane Ida over the Gulf of Mexico. | GOES-East NOAA Hurricane Ida is about to pummel Louisiana as an “extremely dangerous” storm after stre...
01:00 pm - Sun, August 29, 2021
The Verge Datings hard when you live the vanlife
Illustration by Claudia Chinyere Akole Tinder doesn’t quite work for those living a ‘nomadic’ lifestyle Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Sun, August 29, 2021
The Verge V-Moda BoomPro X review: turn your favorite headphones into the perfect gaming or Zoom headset
An easy way to upgrade your headphone microphone Continue reading… ...
11:52 am - Sun, August 29, 2021
The Verge Sonys new PS5 model weighs less because it has a smaller heatsink
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge A new PS5 model started appearing in Australia, Japan, and parts of the US earlier this month, with a new stand design and a mysteriou...
12:47 am - Sun, August 29, 2021
The Verge T-Mobile CEO calls latest data breach humbling, claims its committed to security
A recent T-Mobile data breach coughed up the information of more than 50 million people, including some who aren’t current customers or never were. The 21-year-old hacker who...
08:45 pm - Sat, August 28, 2021
The Verge Elizabeth Holmes defense likely includes testimony accusing her ex-partner of abuse
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes leaves the Robert F. Peckham Federal Building with her defense team in downtown San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. | Photo by Nhat V. ...
06:14 pm - Sat, August 28, 2021
The Verge Microsoft is threatening to withhold Windows 11 updates if your CPU is old
Yesterday, we wrote how Microsoft’s Windows 11 won’t technically leave millions of PCs behind — the company told us it won’t actually block you from installing Windows ...
06:02 pm - Sat, August 28, 2021
The Verge Google allegedly offered Netflix a break on the usual Play Store commission
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge An antitrust lawsuit filed against Google and its Play Store by several state attorneys general echoed the Epic vs. Apple battle...
01:30 pm - Sat, August 28, 2021
The Verge Apples MagSafe charger and the latest GoPro highlight this weekends best deals
MagSafe makes for a convenient charger around the house The ecosystem of MagSafe chargers for the iPhone 12 might not be very expansive, but it’s hard to go wrong wit...
01:00 pm - Sat, August 28, 2021
The Verge The App Store is too big to change
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple made waves this week by announcing a $100 million settlement with small app developers who sued the company. But despite t...
10:59 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge If your iPhone 12s earpiece failed, Apple might fix it for free
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple has announced a service program to fix failing receivers on iPhone 12 and 12 Pros (via 9to5Mac). The company says that non-Mini ...
09:54 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Paramount Plus orders new series Players from American Vandal creators
Image: ViacomCBS Paramount Plus has ordered a new documentary-style comedic series titled Players that will delve into a fictional professional League of Legends esport...
08:51 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Chicago sues DoorDash and Grubhub for unfair and deceptive practices
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The city of Chicago has sued food delivery services DoorDash and Grubhub for allegedly using deceptive and unfair tactics that h...
07:57 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge TikTok, Reddit, and Facebook are struggling with ivermectin misinformation
Ivermectin tablets. | Photo by Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images TikTok, Reddit, and Facebook are dealing with waves of content about ivermectin, an anti-parasi...
07:00 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge The Windows 11 upgrade situation just got less and more confusing
In June, we wrote that Windows 11 will leave millions of PCs behind, seemingly because their processors aren’t as new and fully featured as Microsoft would like. This mornin...
06:34 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Peloton says its subject to DOJ, DHS, and SEC investigations into Tread Plus injuries
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Peloton has said that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have subpoenaed it for do...
06:22 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge COVID surge causes liquid oxygen problems for SpaceX, water utilities
A liquid oxygen tank parked outside a field hospital in New York in April, 2020 | Photo by BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images Demand for oxygen to treat COVID-19 patie...
05:43 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Xbox engineer fixes users profile picture, makes the world a better place
Microsoft At times, Twitter can be a bad place, amplifying some of the worst opinions and people on the internet. But on some days, the platform can remind us there are...
05:21 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Vergecast: 10 years of Tim Cook, iPhone 13 rumors, and the OnlyFans decision
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn discuss the week in te...
05:07 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Lordstown Motors taps Hertz board member to right the ship
Lordstown Motors has hired a new CEO, Daniel Ninivaggi, just two months after its previous chief executive and founder resigned after misleading investors. Ninivaggi comes from...
05:00 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Microsoft wont stop you installing Windows 11 on older PCs
Microsoft is announcing today that it won’t block people from installing Windows 11 on most older PCs. While the software maker has recommended hardware requirements for Wind...
04:56 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Theres a tiny tube amp in this super pricey Astell & Kern music player
Astell & Kern Astell & Kern’s latest portable music player is as high-tech as it is extravagantly expensive. The $2,399 A&ultima SP2000T releases in Octob...
04:11 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Peloton drops the price of itsoriginal Bike by $400 amid poor earnings results
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Peloton has dropped the price of its original Bike by $400, making it $1,495. This price reduction comes alongside the compa...
04:03 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Rivian files to go public at up to a reported $80 billion valuation
Image: Rivian Buzzy (and extremely well-funded) EV startup Rivian has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public. Rivian will be doing a t...
03:41 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Toyota pauses self-driving e-Palette service after one crashed into an Olympic athlete
Toyota has halted its autonomous shuttle service in Tokyo’s Olympic village after one of its vehicles collided with a visually impaired athlete, Reuters reported. Technically...
03:00 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga review: a promising start
A laptop that knows its business Continue reading… ...
02:43 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Googles new ad goes full Jony Ive on the Pixel 5A headphone jack
Yesterday marked the release of Google’s $449 Pixel 5A with 5G, and the company has just released a two-minute video that celebrates one of the phone’s very best hardware f...
02:39 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Razer gaming mice, headsets, and more are discounted at Amazon
The Razer Basilisk Ultimate is just one of many big sales in today’s roundup A wide variety of Razer gaming accessories are a featured deal of the day today at Amazon...
02:24 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Waymo will no longer sell its Laser Bear Honeycomb lidar sensors to other companies
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Waymo is getting out of the lidar selling business. The Alphabet-owned company said it would no longer sell its laser sensors to othe...
02:05 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge A Twitter outage cut off the Midwest this morning
Illustration by Alex Castro For slackers west of the Appalachians there was some bad news — Twitter went down. An outage unplugged many people beyond the East Coast o...
01:55 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge The payments mess that almost scared OnlyFans away from sex work
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge When paying for porn gets complicated Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Six things we learned about Elden Ring
More details on the collaboration between George R.R Martin and FromSoftware Continue reading… ...
12:58 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Twitter starts launching Ticketed Spaces for some iOS users
Image: Twitter Twitter is beginning its rollout of Ticketed Spaces, or paid live audio rooms. The company announced yesterday that it’s “experimenting” with the f...
12:55 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Metroid Dreads latest trailer shows off Samus new nemesis
Nintendo Nintendo debuted a new trailer for Metroid Dread ahead of its October 8th launch on the Switch. Whereas the E3 2021 trailer was claustrophobic, featuring the E...
12:00 pm - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge How small developers compete with the defaults on your phone
Illustration by Claudia Chinyere Akole There are built-in calculator, camera, and to-do apps — but small devs can make them better Continue reading&hellip...
11:00 am - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge The most popular posts on Facebook are plagiarized
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Being original on Facebook doesn’t pay, according to its own data Continue reading… ...
09:18 am - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Elon Musk: Bezos retired in order to pursue a full-time job filing lawsuits against SpaceX
Elon Musk has criticized fellow centibillionaire and space cowboy Jeff Bezos for filing lawsuits against the former’s aerospace company SpaceX. Earlier this month, Bezos’ ...
09:01 am - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Microsoft Azure cloud vulnerability is the worst you can imagine
Another day, another major Microsoft vulnerability. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft has warned thousands of its Azure cloud computing customers, inc...
04:00 am - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge No More Heroes 3 is as stylish and shoddy as ever
I was having a good time with No More Heroes 3 until I somehow lost my save file. I don’t think it was the game’s fault, but unfortunately since it’s coming out today for...
03:03 am - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Apples $100 million settlement agreement changes a key App Store rule for developers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A proposed agreement between Apple and a class-action lawsuit representing US app developers includes a $100 million payout from...
12:36 am - Fri, August 27, 2021
The Verge Apple is settling a $100 million suit with a major modification to the anti-steering rule
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge As part of a proposed agreement to resolve a class action lawsuit from US app developers which includes a $100 million payout fr...
09:43 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Hacker claims responsibility for T-Mobile attack, bashes the carriers security
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A person claiming to be behind the T-Mobile data breach that exposed almost 50 million people’s info has come forward to revea...
08:26 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Palantir invested $25 million in Faraday Future
Data-mining firm Palantir invested $25 million in Faraday Future shortly before the electric vehicle startup became a publicly traded company in July, according to a previously...
08:16 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Pokmon TV app now available on Switch
Nintendo The Switch still doesn’t have apps like Netflix or Twitch, but Nintendo decided to do us one better by announcing that Pokémon TV — the media app devoted ...
08:09 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Streamlabs launches monthly tipping service as an alternative to Twitch subscriptions
Image: Streamlabs Streamlabs, the popular livestreaming software company owned by Logitech, is rolling out a “monthly tipping service” as an alternative way for str...
07:34 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge You can stream Cruella for free on Disney Plus starting tomorrow
Disney Disney Plus subscribers will finally be able to watch the Queen of Mean on the service at no additional cost beginning Friday. The live-action origin story of Di...
07:34 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge You can stream Cruella for free on Disney Plus starting on August 27th
Disney Disney Plus subscribers will finally be able to watch the Queen of Mean on the service at no additional cost beginning Friday. The live-action origin story of Di...
07:30 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge ULA stops selling its centerpiece Atlas V, setting path for the rockets retirement
Photo by Paul Hennessy / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images United Launch Alliance won’t be selling any more of its workhorse Atlas V rockets, and it has stop...
06:57 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Blizzard to change name of Overwatchs McCree following sexual harassment lawsuit
The gunslinger character in Overwatch. | Image: Activision Blizzard Blizzard says it plans to change the name of Overwatch’s gunslinger character following the explos...
06:50 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Overwatch League cancels its in-person playoff events
Photo courtesy Stewart Volland for Blizzard Entertainment. The 2021 Overwatch League playoffs have hit a slight snag. Yesterday, the League announced it will no longer ...
06:17 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Go read the harrowing story of the worlds first CO2 pipeline explosion
Location sign for the ‘CO2 to pipeline’ apparatus at the Hawiyah Natural Gas Liquids Recovery Plant, operated by Saudi Aramco, in Hawiyah, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, June 28,...
06:00 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Nuro is building a factory and test track in Nevada for its autonomous delivery robots
Image: Nuro Nuro, the autonomous delivery startup founded by two ex-Google engineers, announced a dramatic expansion of its physical footprint. The company said it will...
05:59 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Google Sheets formula suggestions are like autofill for math
Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google has announced that Google Sheets is getting the ability to intelligently suggest formulas and functions for your spreadshee...
04:57 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Panasonic photoshopped a white mans head onto a Black mans body
We recently wrote how Panasonic maybe went a little overboard with wacky promotional images for its new SoundSlayer wearable gaming speaker. Fun, right? Here’s something less...
04:49 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Apple will take a smaller cut of publishers sales if they join Apple News
Image: Apple Apple has a new offer for publishers: join Apple News, and it’ll only take 15 percent out of your in-app purchases and subscriptions instead of 30. Publi...
04:33 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Netflix starts testing in-app games for users in Poland
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Netflix is taking its next step into gaming by allowing subscribers in Poland on Android to play two Stranger Things games insid...
04:33 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Netflix starts testing Android games for users in Poland
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Netflix is taking its next step into gaming by allowing subscribers in Poland on Android to play two Stranger Things games, the ...
04:00 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Snapchats new AR features can identify the world around you
Video still by Weston Reel for The Verge The next generation of a feature called Scan can identify similar clothes, dog breeds, plants, cars, and more Contin...
02:02 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge I Expect You To Die 2 is the most fun Ive had solving puzzles this year
Schell Games You’re not really a secret agent until you put on a funny hat and fake mustache while you’re trying to stop an evil conglomerate from filling a theater...
02:00 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Deathloop hands-on: a mystery wrapped in a shooter
Arkane’s next game is part immersive sim, part captivating mystery Continue reading… ...
01:35 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge TSMC is raising chip prices as supply shortages continue
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TSMC is the biggest chipmaker in the world and the company responsible for the processors used by Apple, AMD, Nvidia, Qualcomm, ...
01:32 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Acers stellar 2-in-1 Chromebook Spin 713 is $200 off at Best Buy
Photo by Monica Chin / The Verge If you’re looking for a Chromebook that rises above many other models in terms of build quality, features, and performance, you shoul...
01:00 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge On TikTok, LGBTQ creators push back against sponsors who just want their identity
Illustration by Claudia Chinyere Akole It’s a lucrative opportunity many don’t want to take Continue reading… ...
12:43 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Are you ready to eat your delicious nutrient square? Yum, yum, yum
It’s normal food, blitzed into a pulp, and compressed into 50 gram squares. | Image: SquarEat Slap bang in the middle of a Venn diagram with two circles labelled “s...
12:00 pm - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Wholl make the next million-dollar NFT?
Illustration by Claudia Chinyere Akole Generative profile picture NFTs are all the rage, but creators say it’s not just about the money Continue reading&he...
11:11 am - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Celebrate Jeff Bezos big day out to space with a $69 miniature dick rocket
Capitalism is all about fairly distributing wealth based on hard work and personal merit, which is why Jeff Bezos earns in 20 seconds what the median US worker makes in a year....
01:09 am - Thu, August 26, 2021
The Verge Microsofts Panos Panay now directly advises CEO Satya Nadella
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge It was just last February that Microsoft Surface chief Panos Panay was promoted to lead the company’s entire Windows softw...
11:58 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Pokmon Gos pandemic-era distance changes are here to stay
James Bareham / The Verge Niantic announced Wednesday that it’s going back on at least one of its controversial gameplay changes to Pokémon Go. The company is perman...
11:39 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Google finally releases YouTube Music Wear OS app, but only for Samsungs new watches
Google’s Wear OS app for YouTube Music. | Image: Google Google has finally released a Wear OS app for YouTube Music, which could seem like welcome news for people who...
11:11 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Microsofts Halo-themed Xbox Series X will be available for preorder Wednesday night at Walmart
Image: Microsoft Microsoft’s Halo-themed Xbox Series X — one of the many announcements to come out of Gamescom Opening Night Live — is set to arrive on November 1...
11:01 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge The manual for Facebooks Project Aria AR glasses shows what its like to wear them
Image: Facebook A manual uploaded to the FCC gives us a look at Facebook’s experimental Project Aria AR glasses, which apparently go by the codename Gemini (via Proto...
10:17 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Google and Microsoft promise billions to help bolster US cybersecurity
Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Tech companies like Apple, Google, and Microsoft promised to help bolster US cybersecurity after a meeting with President Joe Biden a...
10:14 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Instagrams improved search could help close the gap with TikTok
Image: Instagram Instagram plans to more prominently feature photos and videos in search results in the future, Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced on Wednesday. The ...
10:03 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Facebook is reportedly forming an election commission that it will announce in the fall
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is considering creating a commission that would weigh in on global election-related issues on the platform, according t...
08:40 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Android 101: how to organize your homescreen
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge If you’ve had an Android phone for any length of time, it’s easy to get used to living with, well, chaos. If you’re anything li...
08:27 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge The biggest trailers and announcements from Gamescom Opening Night Live
Xbox kicked off Gamescom a little early, but the show got its proper start with Opening Night Live hosted — as always — by Geoff Keighley. It was a lengthy event clocking i...
08:12 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Panasonics wearable gaming speaker will literally blow your mind, if Im seeing this image right
Panasonic knows that gamers want to be blown away. But maybe not quite this literally? That looks a little painful. So does this: I’m not sure I’d want ...
07:53 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Microsoft wants Chrome OS users running Office web apps, not Android apps
Photography by Monica Chin / The Verge Starting September 18th, Microsoft will end support for the Office and Outlook Android apps on Chrome OS and start pushing Chrome...
07:39 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Amazons New World MMO is getting an open beta on September 9th
Amazon Games’ New World. | Image: Amazon Amazon’s upcoming PC MMO, New World, is getting an open beta ahead of its September 28th release date, Amazon Games announc...
07:31 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Horizon Forbidden West delayed to February 18th, 2022
Horizon Forbidden West, the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, has officially been delayed until February 18th, 2022, according to a PlayStation blog post and Guerrilla Games. The ga...
07:26 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Horizon Zero Dawns newest update unlocks 60fps on PS5
A screenshot from Horizon Zero Dawn. | Image: Sony Sony has released a new update for Horizon Zero Dawn enabling 60fps on PS5. The game was previously locked to 30fps o...
06:53 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Microsoft announces $549 Halo-themed Xbox Series X console
Microsoft’s first custom Halo-branded Xbox Series X console will arrive on November 15th. The $549.99 console includes dark metallic paneling, gold accents, and a star patter...
06:45 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Persona 5s Morgana is coming to Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania
Morgana can’t catch a break | Sega In an effort to build up excitement for Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania that’s releasing on October 5th, 2021, Sega has been pluck...
06:36 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Midnight Suns is a new Marvel tactics RPG from XCOM studio Firaxis
Marvel’s Midnight Suns is a newly revealed tactical RPG from Firaxis Games that was just announced at Gamescom’s opening night event. The game is said to take place in the...
06:11 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Saints Row is getting a reboot thatll be out in February 2022
A screenshot from Saints Row. | Image: Volition As teased by Geoff Keighley last week, Saints Row is the next video game series to get a reboot. Developer Volition has ...
05:49 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Theater owners are already taking a victory lap in the fight for where movies screen
A year of chaotic movie releases made the future of theaters look uncertain. But as cinemas reopen, hybrid releases that studios so warmly embraced amid COVID-19 are now having...
05:42 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Airbnb says it will temporarily house 20,000 Afghan refugees
Image: Emma Hardy, Airbnb Airbnb and Airbnb.org announced on Tuesday that they will temporarily house 20,000 Afghan refugees for free. The effort, an evolution of the h...
05:23 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Most US government agencies are using facial recognition
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that 19 of the 24 US government agencies surveyed are using f...
05:10 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge The best laptop you can buy in 2021
Image: William Joel/The Verge The best laptops for you, from ultraportables to high-powered editing machines Continue reading… ...
05:04 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Kanye Wests new Donda Stem Player will apparently let you customize any song
Kanye West revealed a new music gadget called the Donda Stem Player that will let you “customize any song,” according to the device’s website. It’s available for preord...
05:00 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Rising electricity demand is keeping coal alive
Wind turbines in front of a coal-fired power plant on the outskirts of the new city area of Yumen, Gansu province, China, on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. | Wind turbines in front...
04:36 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Controversial crypto rules remain in infrastructure bill after House vote
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge Controversial new cryptocurrency tax requirements are likely to become law through the bipartisan infrastructure bill. The cry...
03:53 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge The PS5 and Xbox Series X are available from Walmart
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Walmart is offering gamers a chance to get a PS5 and Xbox Series X today, Wednesday, August 25th, at 12PM ET / 9AM PT. That’s ...
03:53 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge The PS5 and Xbox Series X are available from Walmart (update: sold out)
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Update August 25th, 1:06PM ET: Walmart appears to have sold out of the Xbox Series X and both iterations of the PS5 for the day....
02:51 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Netflixs Tudum fan event will bring trailers, interviews, and announcements for its originals on September 25th
Netflix is hosting its own online fan event for the first time on September 25h. The event is called “Tudum” (as in the onomatopoeia of Netflix’s iconic logo sound), and ...
02:47 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge How to remove (but not delete) unneeded Google contacts
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge My friend (and occasional writer for The Verge) JR Raphael has a newsletter in which he recently wrote about cleaning up your Go...
02:22 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Several Best Buy stores will have Nvidia RTX 30-series GPUs available tomorrow
Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Nvidia’s RTX 30-series graphics cards are next to impossible to find in stock, but Best Buy is offering PC gamers an opportunity to bu...
02:04 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge The latest August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is cheaper than ever
The latest version of August’s lock is smaller and more discreet. | Photo: August August’s latest Wi-Fi Smart Lock is on a special discount today through Wellbots....
02:00 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Alphabets drone delivery service Wing hits 100,000 deliveries milestone
Wing, the drone delivery company operated by Google-parent Alphabet, is about to rack up 100,000 deliveries. The company says it will pass the threshold in the next few days, a...
02:00 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge How to watch Gamescoms Opening Night Live stream
Gamescom is usually the biggest in-person video games conference, but it’s happening virtually for the second year straight due to the pandemic. That may be disappointing to ...
01:30 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Joe Rogan, confined to Spotify, is losing influence
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge | Photo by Vivian Zink/NBCUniversal via Getty Images A Verge investigation shows how going exclusive stunted Rogan’s power...
01:00 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge The company behind PUBG is trying to create the next big fantasy epic
“Project Windless” concept art. | Image: Krafton Krafton’s ‘Project Windless’ is still in its earliest stages Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Fitbits new Charge 5 has a rounded design and a color screen
Fitbit’s new Charge 5 in gold. | Image: Fitbit It costs $179.95 and will be out this fall Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Otter.ai can transcribe Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Cisco Webex meetings if youre not there
Otter.ai is available on iOS, Android, and via the web. | Image: Otter.ai Otter.ai is one of our favorite transcription tools thanks to the accuracy of its machine lea...
01:00 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Popular online businesses are opening storefronts thanks to TikTok
Illustration by Claudia Chinyere Akole Viral fame, IRL customers Continue reading… ...
12:45 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge OnlyFans says never mind, it actually wont ban porn on October 1st
Image: Alex Castro / The Verge In an abrupt tweet, video and image sharing site OnlyFans announced a reversal of the shocker announcement that it would ban sexually exp...
12:45 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Halo Infinite is launching on December 8th
Halo Infinite, the next game in Microsoft’s long-running franchise, will launch on December 8th. The date appeared on the Microsoft Store today and will likely be officially ...
12:00 pm - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Options Bae, Put Gang, and the new stock communities showing amateur traders how to make bank
Illustration by Claudia Chinyere Akole But the risk of trading means anyone can lose money trying Continue reading… ...
11:14 am - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Google adds Smart Reply to Docs comments to fill your life with more bland platitudes
Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Google is expanding the scope of its AI-powered Smart Reply feature to suggest responses to comments in Google Docs...
10:58 am - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Nirvana baby sues band alleging child pornography
Spencer Elden, now 30, is suing over the iconic Nevermind album art. | Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images The iconic nude baby photographed for the cover of Nirvana’...
10:27 am - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Samsung says it can remotely disable stolen TVs
Samsung says the feature is “already pre-loaded on all Samsung TV products.” | Image: Samsung Samsung has revealed its TVs can be remotely disabled if the company f...
08:52 am - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge YouTube Premium subscribers can now turn on picture-in-picture on iPhone heres how
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In June, YouTube announced it would be bringing picture-in-picture to iOS. Now, it seems the much-demanded feature is finally av...
01:17 am - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge California accuses Activision Blizzard of withholding and suppressing evidence
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Activision Blizzard’s leaders have promised to work to make the company a safe place for women to work — but California has ...
12:31 am - Wed, August 25, 2021
The Verge Here are the best AirPods deals you can get right now
Apple’s AirPods Pro wireless earbuds | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Apple’s AirPods are among the most popular headphones on the market. Both the AirPods and Ai...
11:27 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Alaska Airlines evacuated a plane after a phone burst into flame
Alaska Airlines airplanes. | Image: Alaska Airlines A cell phone caught fire in the cabin of an Alaska Airlines flight that had landed in Seattle from New Orleans on Mo...
10:20 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge FAA grants could clean up airport emissions
Airplanes sit on the tarmac at Charlotte Douglas International Airport with the city skyline in the background on April 21, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  | Photo by ...
09:45 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Conservative pranksters face $5 million proposed fine over robocalls
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission proposed an over $5 million fine against conspiracy theorists and conservative activi...
09:29 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge LGs OLED TV from my dreams reportedly delayed to 2022
At CES 2021, LG Display announced that it intended to produce a 42-inch OLED TV panel sometime in 2021. You weren’t alone if, like me, you got really excited, and also expect...
09:25 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Samsung will let you unlock your Z Fold 3s bootloader, but at the cost of your cameras
Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge Samsung seems to be trying to discourage users from modifying the software on their new Galaxy Z Fold 3s, giving them a message that un...
09:10 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Twitter boosts Spaces by showing which ones your friends are attending
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is experimenting with a way to make it easier to find Spaces that you might be interested in. Some users on iOS or Andro...
08:56 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge YouTube is forcing the popular Groovy Discord music bot offline
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google-owned YouTube is starting to crack down on Discord music bots. The search giant has sent a cease and desist to the owners...
08:02 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Walmart is launching a new white label delivery service
Image: Walmart Walmart plans to offer its logistics and delivery services to other companies as part of a new last-mile delivery business, the company announced on Mond...
08:02 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge EA is opening the patents for some of its accessibility tech
A player uses the Ping System in Apex Legends to alert their team of the presence of a “Shield Battery”. | Image: Electronic Arts Electronic Arts is pledging to ope...
07:52 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Here are all the Game Pass games Xbox showed off at Gamescom 2021
Paradox Games Gamescom doesn’t officially start until Wednesday, but Xbox got a head start on the festivities with an announcement of all the new games coming to Xbox...
07:15 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Tim Cooks Apple, ten years later
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Looking back at a decade without Jobs — Apple’s biggest decade ever Continue reading… ...
06:46 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Forza is getting a colorful, translucent controller for Xbox Series X
Image: Microsoft Microsoft revealed a colorful new custom Xbox Series X / S controller to celebrate Forza Horizon 5 during its Gamescom 2021 Xbox stream. Much of the co...
06:41 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge The biggest announcements and trailers from Xbox at Gamescom 2021
Microsoft had a good showing at this year’s iteration of E3, and the company returned to show off its upcoming slate of games at Gamescom 2021. There were the usual suspects ...
05:52 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Microsoft Flight Simulators next updates add electric air taxis and competitive multiplayer
Microsoft has revealed the next major additions coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator later this year, including the Volocopter VoloCity air taxi; updated maps for the Germany, ...
05:30 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Xbox consoles are getting xCloud this holiday so you can stream before you download
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft its bringing its Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) service to Xbox One and Xbox Series S / X consoles this holiday. The integ...
05:27 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge How to get rid of those irritating Chat and Rooms tabs in mobile Gmail
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In August 2020, Google decided to add a tab for its Meet videoconferencing platform to Gmail. Not a big deal for the desktop ver...
05:25 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge TikTok tests shopping tabs with select Shopify merchants
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok announced it’s piloting a new in-app shopping experience on Tuesday as part of its ongoing partnership with Shopify (vi...
05:07 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge US Apple Maps users are getting the ability to rate places and add their own photos
Apple Maps’ built-in ratings and photos system is rolling out to the US and Canada, letting users add their own information to points of interest on the map (via MacRumors). ...
05:02 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge The best gaming laptops in 2021: seven laptops to get your game on
The best gaming laptop is the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales/ The Verge The best gaming laptop at every size and price Continue rea...
04:57 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Destiny 2: The Witch Queen offers the games biggest expansion in years on February 22nd
Bungie has officially taken the wraps off of the next major expansion for Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, which will continue the story of the sci-fi space series and see players f...
04:32 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Climate changemade Europes summer floods worse
Military personnel on an inflatable boat ship past a destroyed house on the Ahr river in Rech, Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany, on July 21, 2021, after devastating floods...
04:21 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Hulu is adding HDR for some of its original shows and movies
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Somehow, it is 2021 and Hulu is only just now adding HDR support — to some of its original shows and movies. The addition was...
04:13 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge You can buy the Oculus Quest 2 again following a pause in sales
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge You can now buy the Oculus Quest 2 again following a nearly monthlong pause in sales to outfit the headsets with new silicon...
04:00 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Waymo starts offering autonomous rides in San Francisco
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Waymo is going to start shuttling a wider group of passengers around in its autonomous vehicles in San Francisco, California — thoug...
03:35 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Pelotons recalled, redesigned Tread goes on sale in the US on August 30th
Peloton Tread | Image: Peloton In May, after a series of accidents linked to multiple injuries and one death, Peloton announced recalls for its Tread Plus treadmill and...
02:55 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge OnlyFans CEO on why it banned adult content: the short answer is banks
Image: Alex Castro / The Verge OnlyFans founder and CEO Tim Stokely says banks were behind the online fundraising platform’s recent ban on sexually explicit content. ...
01:41 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Samsungs art-inspired Frame 4K TV is $200 off
The Frame camouflages itself as wall art when you’re not using it as a TV. | Samsung The Frame, Samsung’s HDR-compatible QLED that pulls double duty as wall art, is...
01:28 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge League of Legends world championships moved from China to Europe
Photo by David Lee/Riot Games/Riot Games Inc. via Getty Images The 2021 League of Legends’ World Championship, the end-of-year tournament for arguably the biggest esp...
01:10 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge How to watch Xboxs game showcase at Gamescom 2021
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Some of the biggest Gamescom 2021 announcements are likely to happen during the Xbox stream. The stream will be a 90-minute blas...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge A guide to platform fees
Illustration by Claudia Chinyere Akole The hidden costs behind your favorite apps, games, and more Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Spotify will let all US-based Anchor podcasters sell subscriptions
Spotify Spotify is broadening the number of people who can offer subscription podcasts and have their shows play on its service. Today, the company announced that all U...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Movies Anywhere adds new, AI-powered list feature
Movies Anywhere is best known as the service that syncs together purchased movies across different retailers (so that you can, say, watch movies you bought on iTunes through Go...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge The quirks and features of YouTube car reviews with Doug DeMuro
Photo Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge Building a career on pushing buttons and seeing what happens Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge How to make Android 12s device control panel easier to access
One of the first things you might notice when you get Android 12 on your phone is that a standout Android feature is no longer where you expect it. I’m talking about the devi...
12:00 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 review: nearly normal
As good as foldables get, but is that good enough? Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge The rise of the TikTok tour guide
Illustration by Claudia Chinyere Akole TikTok tour guides will show you their city — and the places hooking them up Continue reading… ...
10:23 am - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Check your permissions: default settings in Microsoft tool exposes 38 million user records online
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Default permissions settings in an app-building tool from Microsoft have been blamed for exposing the data of 38 million people ...
09:21 am - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge TikTok follows Snap and Facebook by testing new augmented reality developer tools
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok is testing an experimental set of developer tools that might one day let creators build augmented reality effects for the...
08:59 am - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Xiaomi moves away from its Mi product branding
A Mi Home store in Beijing. | Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge Xiaomi is phasing out its “Mi” product branding, a spokesperson tells The Verge. Products including fl...
08:53 am - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Google dismantles Health unit in favor of tried-and-tested throw everything at the wall strategy
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Once again, Google is headed back to the drawing board to rethink its healthcare strategy. As first reported by Business Insider...
07:46 am - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Google Meet now warns you when you're causing an echo
Google Meet now warns you with a red dot and alert message if it thinks you have an echo. | Image: Google Google Meet will soon tell you when it thinks you’re creatin...
07:00 am - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge EA is opening the patents for some of its accessibility tech
A player uses the Ping System in Apex Legends to alert their team of the presence of a “Shield Battery”. | Image: Electronic Arts Electronic Arts is pledging to ope...
02:23 am - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Watch the first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home
After it leaked over the weekend, Sony Pictures has released the first official teaser trailer for the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home, the third Spider-Man movie to be part o...
12:11 am - Tue, August 24, 2021
The Verge Joe Biden reportedly hosting cybersecurity meeting with Tim Cook, Satya Nadella, and Andy Jassy attending
President Joe Biden plans to host a meeting on Wednesday to discuss how companies are improving cybersecurity after the waves of recent security breaches and ransomware attacks...
10:46 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Offline playback on Spotifys Wear OS app is rolling out now
Spotify’s Wear OS app. | Image: Spotify Support for offline playback in Spotify’s Wear OS app is rolling now, the company confirmed to The Verge. As spotted by Andr...
10:44 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Facebook tries adding video and voice calls back into its main app
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is testing adding voice and video calls to the main Facebook app, Bloomberg reports. The features are currently part of...
10:05 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Disney fires back against Scarlett Johanssons Black Widow lawsuit
Disney Disney has filed a motion to have Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against the company moved to private arbitration, the latest in the ongoing saga of her complain...
09:29 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge The Fitbit Charge 5 and its features are shown off in leaked video
Image: @_snoopytech_ on Twitter A leaked video seems to show off the rumored Fitbit Charge 5, just over a week after we saw renders of it hit the internet. The video sh...
08:48 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge New Oculus Quest feature can automatically sync VR photos and video clips to your phone
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Oculus has begun rolling out a set of new software features for Quest and Quest 2 virtual reality headsets. The v32 update i...
08:24 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Google plans to customize Play Store app ratings for users country and device
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google announced changes to how it calculates and displays app ratings on the Play Store on Monday that could make them more use...
08:19 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Sex workers made OnlyFans valuable then it sold them out
Graphic by James Bareham / The Verge Pressure from payment processors is leaving OnlyFans creators with nowhere to turn Continue reading… ...
07:59 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge See how the Playdates crank cranks
Photo: iFixit The Playdate is one of the most interesting pieces of new gaming hardware in years, with a fun, colorful design that evokes old handhelds like the Game Bo...
07:59 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge See how the Playdates crank cranks in new teardown
Photo: iFixit The Playdate is one of the most interesting pieces of new gaming hardware in years, with a fun, colorful design that evokes old handhelds like the Game Bo...
07:55 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Poly Network hacker gave back more than $600 million in stolen crypto
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The hacker that stole around $600 million worth of crypto coins from Poly Network has now finished returning them after starting...
07:30 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge New Oculus Quest feature can automatically sync VR photos and video clips to your phone
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Oculus has begun rolling out a set of new software features for Quest and Quest 2 virtual reality headsets. The v32 update i...
06:57 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Michigan Republicans run afoul of TikToks vaccine misinformation rules
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge As the Michigan governor’s race heats up, a handful of candidates are turning to TikTok to build followings ahead of the 2022 ...
06:49 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Apple employees are organizing, now under the banner AppleToo
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple employee organizing took another step this morning with the launch of a website called AppleToo. The goal is to collect st...
06:37 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Nightmare of the Wolf captures the soul of The Witcher, even without Geralt
Image: Netflix If there’s one thing that ties the many iterations of The Witcher together — whether it’s the original books, the hit games, or more recently the l...
06:27 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Instagram is retiring the swipe up
Instagram The swipe-up will be no more. Instagram is planning to retire the feature, which allows people to visit external webpages by swiping up, starting August 30th,...
06:27 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge How to use Android 12s clever new auto-rotate system
Google’s upcoming Android 12 update has plenty of eye-catching features, but don’t let yourself be fooled: sometimes, it’s the smaller, less obvious elements that are mos...
06:26 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge In Greece, heatwaves are so bad officials are considering giving them names
A woman protects her head from the sun during a heatwave in Athens on July 29, 2021. | Photo by LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP via Getty Images During a summer of punishing heat...
05:43 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge The Pfizer vaccine will be officially called Comirnaty, for some reason
With official Food and Drug Administration approval, the Pfizer / BioNTech mRNA COVID-19 vaccine can now be marketed as Comirnaty in the US, great news for general vaccine acce...
05:30 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Netflixs holiday movie lineup includes a third The Princess Switch
Vanessa Hudgens in The Princess Switch. | Image: Netflix Netflix has released a lot of information about its movie lineup through the end of the year, including details...
05:01 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge The best gaming laptops in 2021: seven laptops to get your game on
The best gaming laptop is the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales/ The Verge The best gaming laptop at every size and price Continue rea...
04:36 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Ample raises $160 million on the promise of battery swapping
Image: Ample Battery swapping has long been a dream solution for the infrastructure problem standing in the way of wide electric vehicle adoption. Tesla famously tried ...
04:07 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Apple debuts new trailer for The Morning Shows second season ahead of September premiere
Image: Apple Apple has shared a new trailer for the second season of The Morning Show, one of its premier series for Apple TV Plus. The new 10-episode season debuts on ...
04:05 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Apple says it has pay equity, but an informal employee survey suggests otherwise
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge An early analysis of the informal Apple pay equity survey shows a six percent wage gap between the salaries of men and women, ac...
04:00 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Shang-Chi made me excited about the Marvel Cinematic Universe again
Simu Liu takes on a whole lot of bad guys on a bus. | Courtesy of Marvel Studios I’m ready for Shang-Chi to meet Thor Continue reading… ...
03:09 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge MSCHFs next project wont wait for Mickey Mouse to enter the public domain
Photo by LMPC via Getty Images After prodding Nike with a Lil Nas X collaboration for “Satan Shoes” and memorializing iconic failed startups as toys, the internet c...
02:46 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge T-Mobile is giving customers a free year of Apple TV Plus
Photo: Apple T-Mobile has announced a new promotional perk for its customers: starting on August 25th, both new and existing subscribers to its Magenta and Magenta Max ...
02:22 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Richard Bransons satellite launch firm, Virgin Orbit, to go public via SPAC merger
Photo by Hugh R Hastings/Getty Images Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit, a satellite-launching spinoff of the billionaire founder’s space tourism firm, is going public...
02:00 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Making It Work 2021
Illustration by Claudia Chinyere Akole The Verge presents a second edition of Making It Work, a special issue about how small businesses and creators have found clever ...
01:43 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Pfizers COVID-19 vaccine gets full FDA approval
The Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to the Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, another landmark in the historic immunization campaign. The vaccine was previo...
01:34 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Boses QC35 II wireless headphones are $100 off at Woot
The Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II, often referred to in shorthand as the QC35 II, are just about the cheapest they’ve ever sold for today. Woot has new, black-colored units ...
01:00 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Netflixs Cowboy Bebop is out on November 19th, check out the first photos
Photo: Geoffrey Short / Netflix Four years after news broke that work had begun on a live-action adaptation of beloved sci-fi anime Cowboy Bebop, the series finally has...
01:00 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge As demand for bikes surged, Amazon got in the way
Illustration by Claudia Chinyere Akole A bike parts company ditched Amazon to support indie shops instead Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge YouTube says its Partner Program now has 2 million members
YouTube’s Partner Program has passed the 2 million creator mark | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube’s Partner Program, which allows users to make mone...
12:00 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge The farmers market is moving online
Illustration by Claudia Chinyere Akole The pandemic brought rampant growth for local food distribution platforms Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge OnePlus Buds Pro review: these earbuds get a lot of things right
The company’s most refined earbuds yet Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Supercells next game is all about co-operation
Supercell, the Finnish developer best-known for mobile hits like Clash of Clans and Brawl Stars, announced its next game today — and it looks to be a big departure. Called Ev...
11:31 am - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge This tiny Simpsons TV lets you watch tiny Simpsons TV
A DIY Simpsons TV that plays 11 seasons of episodes. | Image buba447 Reddit user buba447 has created an iconic Simpsons TV with working dials that plays episodes of th...
10:33 am - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Sonys new PS5 model is lighter and doesnt need a screwdriver
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Sony has quietly launched a revised PS5 model in Australia. Press Start, an Australian-based gaming site, reports that the revised PS5...
08:25 am - Mon, August 23, 2021
The Verge Higher-end Mac Mini reportedly landing in the next several months
The port configuration on the current M1 Mac Mini. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Apple is planning a new model of the Mac Mini that will replace the pro-focused In...
09:31 pm - Sun, August 22, 2021
The Verge New Trailers: Eternals, Foundation, The Hand of God, and more
Angelina Jolie stars in Eternals, coming to theaters November 5th. | Marvel I think I have found the max number of streaming shows I can keep up with/commit to at once ...
04:55 pm - Sun, August 22, 2021
The Verge Go read this story about Ehtesab, a crisis alert app giving Afghans on-the-ground news
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge As conditions in Afghanistan continue to deteriorate and the Taliban gain control of its major cities, it’s been a challenge f...
03:27 pm - Sun, August 22, 2021
The Verge US orders six commercial airlines to provide planes to transport Afghans and Americans in Middle East
American Airlines is one of six commercial airlines ordered to assist with evacuations from Afghanistan | Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Secretary of Defense Lloyd Au...
01:42 pm - Sun, August 22, 2021
The Verge Facebook releases shelved content transparency report after criticism it wasnt being transparent
Facebook has released a content transparency report it initially withheld | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook released a report (.pdf) late Saturday abou...
10:07 pm - Sat, August 21, 2021
The Verge CEO of Saygus smartphone company that never released a phone charged with fraud
This is the Saygus V2, which authorities say was never released. A Utah man who touted a revolutionary new smartphone for several years but failed to produce one, has b...
09:08 pm - Sat, August 21, 2021
The Verge Samsung Pay wallet now lets you store a digital version of a COVID-19 vaccination card
Samsung now lets you store your vaccine card in Samsung Pay | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Samsung devices that support Samsung Pay can now store digital ver...
07:21 pm - Sat, August 21, 2021
The Verge Go read this story of why Aaliyahs One in a Million album took 20 years to come to streaming
Aaliyah attends the 2000 MTV Movie Awards | Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage The 1996 album “One in a Million,” by Aaliyah finally came to streaming platforms on Fri...
04:08 pm - Sat, August 21, 2021
The Verge China passes new privacy law aimed at protecting users personal data
China has passed a user data privacy law | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge China has passed a new privacy law aimed at protecting users’ personal data, state ...
03:37 pm - Sat, August 21, 2021
The Verge Clubhouse removed personal info from users accounts in Afghanistan as a safety measure
Clubhouse has removed some info from users in Afghanistan as a safety measure | Clubhouse Social audio app Clubhouse has joined other social platforms in taking steps t...
01:36 pm - Sat, August 21, 2021
The Verge Judge rules California Prop 22 gig workers law is unconstitutional
Drivers held a protest against Prop 22 in October. The measure passed in November, however. | Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images California’s gig workers...
01:22 pm - Sat, August 21, 2021
The Verge The Apple Watch Series 6 is $75 off at Amazon and Walmart today
This weekend, it’s not just the red Apple Watch Series 6 getting a discount. | Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The red Apple Watch Series 6 has already seen an array of big ...
01:05 am - Sat, August 21, 2021
The Verge Pelotons app indicates a rowing machine may finally be coming
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Peloton’s rumored rowing machine may finally be on the way, according to text that 9to5Google discovered in the Peloton An...
12:50 am - Sat, August 21, 2021
The Verge Google has already discontinued the Pixel 5
The Pixel 5 (top) and 4A 5G (bottom) will likely sell out soon. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Amidst the news of a new Pixel phone this week, Google qui...
11:22 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Facebook suppressed report that made it look bad
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Wednesday, Facebook released a report about what content was most viewed by people in the US last quarter. It was the first t...
10:09 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge OnlyFans shares its new policy banning sexually explicit content
Image: Alex Castro / The Verge On Thursday the video and image sharing site OnlyFans announced plans to ban “sexually-explicit content” starting October 1st. While ...
09:39 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge NASAs Perseverance to attempt second Mars soil scoop, hoping rocks dont crumble
A photo showing the hole drilled during Perseverance’s first sample collection attempt, that left the rover’s sample tube empty. | NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Mars ro...
09:36 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Go read this story on the tiny details that make game development so hard
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge While many video games might feel nearly effortless to play, letting you make impossible jumps, drive cars at breakneck speeds, cast m...
09:20 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge GM recalls all Chevy Bolts for fire risk
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge General Motors is expanding its recall of the Chevy Bolt to include all models — including the two new versions released e...
08:40 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Jeff Bezos reportedly used his unlimited wealth to put an ice cream machine in his house
Photo by Pradeep Gaur/Mint via Getty Images We’ve made suggestions to Jeff Bezos about what he could do with his hundreds of billions of dollars before, and we’re c...
08:26 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Amazon is using a custom logging device to track the trucks moving its freight
Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images Amazon has developed electronic tracking technology for the trucks used by its partners to monitor their movement and h...
07:42 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge How to install the Android 12 public beta
Photo composite by Amelia Holowaty Krales and Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Android 12’s public beta is now available, following Google’s deep dive into the new software...
07:01 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Nvidia controlling Arm could create real problems, UK regulator concludes
Remember when Nvidia’s CEO warned yesterday that buying Arm might take “longer than initially thought,” but that it was no big deal and “not one particular delay”? It...
06:57 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge How to take advantage of Android 12s new privacy options
Privacy is probably one of the biggest buzzwords in tech these days, and even the data-loving Google is getting in on the action. The Android 12 update boasts a handful of priv...
06:53 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge You wont be able to play Halo Infinite co-op or edit multiplayer maps at launch
A screenshot from Halo Infinite. | Image: Microsoft Halo Infinite is set to release this holiday season, but at launch, you won’t be able to play the campaign mode co...
06:13 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge VidCon cancels its 2021 event, says next one will be in June 2022
Image: VidCon VidCon announced that its US convention, scheduled in late October, has been canceled due to concerns over the increasing number of COVID cases. The organ...
05:51 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge How to stop a hate raid
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Hate raids happen with little warning. A streamer will get a follow notification and instead of feeling joy that a new person h...
05:44 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge The best smartphone you can buy for under $500
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge You can get a great smartphone at this price, whether you want an iPhone, a big screen, or a great camera Continue reading&...
04:59 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Facebook hides friends lists on accounts in Afghanistan as a safety measure
Facebook has started hiding friends lists from accounts in Afghanistan | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook’s head of security policy said the company i...
04:14 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Vergecast: reviews for the Pixel 5A, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Z Flip 3
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn discuss the week in t...
03:46 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Dont overthink it: Elon Musks Tesla Bot is a joke
After a dense presentation about the undeniably impressive work Tesla is doing with AI, the company’s self-anointed Technoking, Elon Musk, capped the evening by bringing out ...
03:30 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Duolingo adds a family plan and new ways to learn non-Latin characters
Image: Duolingo At Duolingo’s virtual conference, the company is announcing that it will add a family plan to its app, along with new games and puzzles to help people...
03:24 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Stitch Fix stylists reportedly quit in droves as the company leans on algorithms to serve customers
Stitch Fix stylists — who choose outfits for its customers — quit in droves after the company ended its flexible scheduling policy, according to a new report from BuzzFeed ...
02:53 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge T-Mobiles massive data breach leaked info for 5.3 million additional customers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The news about T-Mobile’s latest data breach is only getting worse, as the company announced new details from its investigatio...
01:22 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge A four-pack of Tile Bluetooth trackers is $55 today
Tile Mate trackers feature replaceable batteries | Image: Tile Whether you use iOS or Android, the Tile Mate (2020) is a great Bluetooth tracker that’s designed to he...
01:00 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge WarioWare is more chaotic than ever on the Switch
The WarioWare series has always been about chaos. Its self-described micro-games are so fast and strange that by the time you understand what’s going on, the game has already...
01:00 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Whats on your desk, Chaim Gartenberg?
Setting up a brand-new space Continue reading… ...
12:30 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Epic wants Fortnite to be the last game standing so its stealing ideas
Epic liberally borrowed ideas from Among Us for its Impostors mode. | Image: Epic Games This week, Epic Games added a new mode called Impostors where players complete t...
12:00 pm - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge US COVID-19 data has never been good enough
When American experts first started to worry that COVID-19 vaccines weren’t working quite as well against delta as they did against earlier coronavirus strains, they didn’t...
10:15 am - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Google is shutting down its Android Auto mobile app in favor of Google Assistant
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google has confirmed it’s shutting down the standalone “Android Auto for Phone Screens” app with Android 12. Instead, anyo...
09:30 am - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Realmes bulky magnetic wireless charger is almost as fast as promised
The MagDart charger has a hefty cooling fan. Earlier this month Realme launched MagDart, its MagSafe-a-like ecosystem of magnetic wireless charging products. The headli...
08:35 am - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Google Calendar will let you record where youre working to help organize office meetings
“Set your working location to make scheduling easier.” | Image: Google Google is adding an option to its Calendar service to let you show where you’re working on ...
07:00 am - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Epomaker AK84S review: a great wireless keyboard, plus some quirks
Overloaded with features Continue reading… ...
04:34 am - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Apple delays mandatory return to office until January 2022, citing COVID-19 surge
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is delaying its mandatory return to offices until at least January 2022, citing a surge in COVID-19 cases. The company wil...
02:23 am - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge ElonMusksays Tesla is working on humanoid robots
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his company is working on a humanoid robot and that it will build a prototype “sometime next year.” The humanoid robot will leverage Tesla’s expe...
01:40 am - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge OnlyFans to prohibit sexually explicit content beginning in October
Image: Alex Castro / The Verge Video sharing site OnlyFans, best known for its creators’ adult videos and photos, will prohibit sexually explicit content starting Oct...
01:14 am - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge OnlyFans inexplicable ban on porn might be explained by this BBC investigation
Photo Illustration by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Earlier today, OnlyFans stunned the world by revealing it would ditch the thing it’s famous for: sexual...
12:24 am - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Heres how much it costs to fix a Z Fold 3 or Z Flip 3 with a broken screen
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Samsung’s new foldables are quite impressive, and the company has focused on making them as durable as possible — but sometimes, ac...
12:09 am - Fri, August 20, 2021
The Verge Adobe is acquiring collaborative video software maker Frame.io for $1.275 billion
Image: Frame.io Adobe announced on Thursday that it’s acquiring the company behind popular collaborative video production software of the same name, Frame.io, for $1....
10:58 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Spawn Together campaign surpasses $1 million fundraising goal for AbleGamers charity
Steven Spohn at The Game Awards in 2017. | Image: Greg Doherty/Getty Images Steven Spohn passed a goal this week that he’s been chasing for nearly a year. He raised o...
10:24 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge AT&T TV will officially become DirecTV Stream next week
Image: DirecTV AT&T TV and its defunct AT&T TV Now sibling will officially become DirecTV Stream, a new unified service spun out of a deal between TPG Capital a...
09:56 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge The Epic v. Google lawsuit finally makes sense
There was never any question what Epic Games wanted when it took Apple to court: the 48-second “Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite” made it clear App Store hypocrisy was the agenda. ...
09:56 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge SpaceXs lunar lander contract on hold again pending Blue Origins lawsuit
Photo by Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images SpaceX’s $3 billion contract to build a lunar lander for NASA was put on hold for a second time on Thursday a...
09:45 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Skyrim is getting a next-gen upgrade exactly 10 years after its original release
Skyrim was first released in 2011. | Image: Bethesda Nearly a decade after its original release, Bethesda Softworks is announcing new updates coming to its acclaimed hi...
09:30 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Twitter makes small changes to direct messages
Twitter is making some small updates to its direct messages | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter on Thursday said it’s introducing several new updates to...
08:24 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Policy groups request Apple abandon plans to scan devices for child abuse imagery
Policy groups have asked Apple to abandon plans to scan iPhones for images of abuse | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge An international coalition of policy and c...
07:59 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Vines creator is now working on NFT blockchain video games
Just try not reading it as “SuperDrive.” | Image: Supdrive on Twitter Dom Hofmann, one of Vine’s founders and the creator of Byte and Peach, has a new project cal...
07:45 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Go read this story of a leaker who worked as a double agent for Apple
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple products are often leaked because they’re immensely popular, the company is protective of its plans, and people are will...
07:30 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge The new Motorola Edge gets a 108-megapixel camera but ditches the edge display
Motorola has a new version of its $700 Edge smartphone, bringing better cameras, a more modern processor, and an updated design. As with last year’s Edge, the new model does...
07:28 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Microsoft announces price increase for Office 365 and Microsoft 365
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is announcing its first price increase for its Office 365 and Microsoft 365 services in a decade. The price increases ...
07:23 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Google gave phone makers extra money to ditch third-party app stores
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Newly unredacted sections of Epic’s antitrust complaint against Google reveal new details on the lengths to which Google w...
07:18 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Googles Project Hug paid out huge sums to keep game devs in the Play Store, Epic filing claims
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Google quietly paid game developers hundreds of millions of dollars in incentives to keep their games on the Play Store, a newl...
07:02 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Epics store-crashing GTA V freebie brought more than 7 million new users to its online marketplace
A screenshot from Grand Theft Auto V. | Image: Rockstar Games In May 2020, Epic Games offered Grand Theft Auto V for free on the Epic Games Store, a deal that proved to...
06:58 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge OnlyFans to prohibit sexually explicit content beginning in October
Image: Alex Castro / The Verge Video sharing site OnlyFans, best known for its creators’ adult videos and photos, will prohibit sexually explicit content starting Oct...
06:51 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge OnePlus 9 RT is reportedly on the way, but not for North America or Europe
The OnePlus N200, a sub-$300 phone, is the kind of budget device the company is offering in the US. | Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge OnePlus may be getting ready ...
06:44 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Prime Video releases new profile images for Amazon originals
Image: Prime Video Prime Video is giving users more options for personalizing their user profiles with the addition of characters from its original series. Amazon intro...
05:45 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Call of Duty: Vanguard brings the series back to WWII in November
As expected, Sledgehammer Games officially announced the next Call of Duty with the reveal of Vanguard, which will be launching in November. The new shooter is set during World...
05:45 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Call of Duty: Warzone and Destiny are making moves to fight cheaters
Alongside its reveal of Call of Duty: Vanguard, Activision Blizzard announced that Call of Duty: Warzone, its popular, free-to-play battle royale, will receive an update later ...
05:44 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Quake gets a visual overhaul on Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch for its 25th birthday
QuakeCon, the annual fan convention for the legendary first-person shooter, was canceled last year during the pandemic, but it’s back today with a nailgun-like bang. Machine ...
05:23 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Justice Department says facial recognition helped end an almost 15-year manhunt
A fugitive who Justice Department officials say had scammed more than 20 people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday, after b...
05:02 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Twitter is testing a newsletter subscription button on profile pages
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is testing a feature that makes it even more enticing to use its recently acquired Revue newsletter platform: the abilit...
05:00 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Razer Hammerhead True Wireless (2021) review: ANC with a colorful light show
Razer did the Razer thing and put RGB lighting on its latest earbuds Continue reading… ...
04:59 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge HP Pavilion Aero 13 review: budget Envy
It’s not your typical HP Pavilion Continue reading… ...
04:55 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Toyota to reduce production in Japan and North America due to chip shortage
Toyota’s supply chain has been disrupted | Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images Toyota said Thursday that it would reduce production in Japan and North Amer...
04:25 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Google secretly had a giant gaming vision that includes bringing games to Mac
Apple’s Mac has long been an afterthought for the video game industry, and few think of Google as a games company — despite running Android, one of the biggest game platfor...
04:16 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Apples new Foundation trailer has some serious Game of Thrones but in space energy
Image: Apple Apple has released a new trailer for Foundation, its upcoming epic sci-fi show for Apple TV Plus based on Isaac Asimov’s series of novels, and I’m gett...
03:57 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge FTC says Facebook has been a monopoly since at least 2011 in amended antitrust complaint
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Federal Trade Commission has filed an amended antitrust complaint against Facebook, alleging that the company violated feder...
03:39 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge How to watch Teslas AI day event
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Today is Tesla’s AI Day, a sequel of sorts to the company’s Autonomy Day event held in 2019. The event, which will be held a...
03:30 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Battery power capacity in the US grew big time in 2020
A worker installs solar panel at the Connexus Energy Athens Township solar-plus-storage project site in Athens Township, Minnesota, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. | Ari Li...
03:00 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge New test brings Reels to Facebook in the US
Facebook Facebook in the US is going to look slightly more like TikTok for some users. Today, the company announced that it’s testing Facebook Reels stateside, which ...
02:46 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Birds new electric bike looks like a VanMoof, and you can buy it
Shared electric scooter company Bird is branching out into new two-wheeled vehicles, namely electric bikes. A few months after it introduced its first shared e-bike, the compan...
02:41 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Xbox game The Vale transports you to a medieval world through sound
Title screen of The Vale: Shadow of the Crown. | Image: Falling Squirrel The Vale: Shadow of the Crown, an audio-based adventure game by indie studio Falling Squirrel, ...
02:29 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Former Netflix engineers charged with insider trading
Three former Netflix engineers charged with insider trading | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged three for...
02:01 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Smartwatch-induced health anxiety led one woman to run 916 ECGs in a year
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge One year after getting diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that causes an irregular heartbeat, a 70-year-old w...
02:00 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Steve Jobs email confirms Apple was working on an iPhone nano
An iPhone 12 mini. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge In 2011, rumors swirled that Apple was working on a so-called “iPhone nano,” a new iPhone that would be small...
02:00 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Sweetheart deals and plastic knives: all the best emails from the Apple vs. Epic trial
#4721 In May, the world watched as Epic Games dragged Apple to court, challenging the most profitable company in the world in the name of app fairness (and securing mo...
01:45 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge The Verge staff talks about their favorite laptop bags
Photo: Mission Workshop It’s surprisingly how attached you can get to a bag — especially the bag that you use to carry your laptop, your sweater, your lunch, your n...
01:31 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Microsoft announces new wired Xbox stereo headset
Microsoft has unveiled a refreshed Xbox stereo headset, a $59.99 wired model that’s more affordable than its stellar $100 wireless headset that launched earlier in 2021. It...
01:29 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Amazon reportedly plans to open department stores, starting in California and Ohio
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A year after The Wall Street Journal reported Amazon had an interest in using empty mall spaces as fulfillment centers, the busi...
01:26 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Apples iPad Mini is $100 off today
The iPad mini is Apple’s smallest tablet | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The latest iPad Mini is back at Cyber Monday-level pricing, offering the best d...
01:00 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Corsairs latest headset has improved comfort, but it backpedaled on sound
Corsair Corsair impressed me last year with its $150 HS75 XB Wireless, an Xbox-exclusive wireless headset that looked and felt more like a high-end set of headphones th...
01:00 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Dells first portable monitor looks like it was yanked off an XPS laptop
Dell Dell has announced a 14-inch portable USB-C monitor that’s priced at $349.99 and will be released globally on August 31st. It has a 1080p LED-backlit IPS panel (...
01:00 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Intel previews its Alder Lake chip, promises hybrid CPUs for desktops and laptops
Intel has spent much of 2021 announcing plans for its future: a new IDM 2.0 strategy, new naming schemes for its process nodes, and new desktop GPUs. At Intel’s Architecture ...
12:00 pm - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Ghost of Tsushimas purring cats might be my favorite PS5 feature
Since the PlayStation 5 debuted, we’ve seen lots of novel uses of its DualSense controller. Game developers have utilized the haptic vibrations to simulate weather like falli...
11:56 am - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Fossils upcoming Wear OS smartwatch leaks with Snapdragon 4100 Plus
Fossil’s Gen 6 smartwatch. | Image: WinFuture Fossil’s upcoming Gen 6 smartwatch has leaked thanks to a retailer listing spotted by WinFuture. Notably, it appears t...
11:00 am - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Inside Facebooks metaverse for work
Facebook Facebook is bringing the office to VR with Horizon Workrooms Continue reading… ...
10:07 am - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge DTSs Play-Fi multiroom audio platform is getting a big home theater upgrade
Image: DTS Play-Fi, the multiroom audio platform from DTS, is getting a home theater upgrade with Play-Fi Home Theater, a new set of wireless audio features designed to...
10:06 am - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge The four numbers Apple wont let you engrave on your iPhone in China
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple is censoring words and phrases customers can engrave on products in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, according to a new report by t...
10:00 am - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge What Twitter should copy from Tinder
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge You’ll likely be able to verify yourself twice on Tinder before you can do it once anywhere else Continue reading&h...
09:49 am - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Nvidia expects GPU supply constraints for the vast majority of 2022
Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. | Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Nvidia warned earlier this year that the great GPU shortage would last throughout 2021, and now the c...
08:51 am - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Nvidia admits acquisition of British chip designer Arm may take longer than 18 months
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has admitted for the first time that the company’s planned acquisition of British chip designer Arm ma...
08:28 am - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Jabras new true wireless earbuds are designed to help cope with hearing loss
The Jabra Enhance Plus. | Image: Jabra Jabra’s Enhance Plus are a new pair of true wireless earbuds aimed at helping people who experience “mild-to-moderate” hear...
07:00 am - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Oppo introduces true continuous zoom lens for smartphones
Oppo has held a “Future Imaging Technology Launch Event” online today to make some camera-related announcements, following the reveal of its “next-generation” under-dis...
01:20 am - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge NFTs, explained
Image: Cryptokitties.co There’s nothing like an explosion of blockchain news to leave you thinking, “Um… what’s going on here?” That’s the feeling I’ve ex...
12:32 am - Thu, August 19, 2021
The Verge Feiyu one-ups DJI by letting you stick its tiny self-balancing camera to anything you like
Half a decade ago, dronemaker DJI realized its miniature aerial steadicams might be handy to carry around on foot — but it’s not the only company monopolizing on the shrink...
10:53 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Netflix is finally adding support for spatial audio on iPhone and iPad
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Netflix is beginning to roll out support for Apple’s spatial audio feature on iPhone and iPad, the streaming giant said to 9to5Mac on...
09:59 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Microsofts new Paint redesign for Windows 11 includes a dark mode
The new Paint design in Windows 11. Microsoft is redesigning its Paint app in Windows 11. The app will be updated with a new command bar that borrows most of the same o...
09:51 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Facebooks delayed 2022 office return did not apply to these contractors
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook announced plans to delay employees’ return to the office until 2022 earlier in August, but CNBC writes that some Face...
09:20 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Asus special edition Zephyrus G14 comes with its own DJ deck
Can you spot the Alan Walker logo? If there’s one company I trust to do a good job with utterly ridiculous computer ideas, it’s Asus. Last fall, the company worked ...
09:01 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge The Overwatch Leagues 2021 regular season was full of drama amid an uncertain future
Blizzard With one more tournament and the playoffs to go, here’s an overview of the league’s fourth season Continue reading… ...
08:49 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge T-Mobile data breach exposed the personal info of more than 47 million people
Photo by John Lamparski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images T-Mobile has released more information about its most recent data breach, and while the company’s fin...
07:28 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Facebook releases a report on the most-viewed content in News Feed
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook has released a report to show what content was most widely viewed by Americans in the last quarter, and the list includ...
07:07 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Twitter is making it easier for other apps to point to Spaces
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is updating its API v2 so that developers can look up its Spaces social audio rooms, the company announced Wednesday, wh...
07:02 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Cryptocurrency supporters are in the middle of their first big fight in Congress
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge Last week, the Senate approved a massive infrastructure package making serious investments in building out the US’s roads...
06:47 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Senators ask FTC to investigate Teslas Full Self-Driving promises
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have asked new Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan to investiga...
06:16 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge The Taliban may have seized biometric data that can ID US allies in Afghanistan
Photo by John Moore/Getty Images The US military created a vast database of biometric data — one report suggests it had a goal of 25 million entries — as part of it...
05:03 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Apples been playing it too MagSafe
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge It’s been almost a year since Apple first debuted the iPhone 12 lineup, and introduced its MagSafe accessory system. So wh...
05:00 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge How the minds behind Rez and Death Stranding turned virtual worlds into physical spaces
“Together the distance between (us)” by thatgamecompany and FIELD.IO. | Photo: Marina Bay Sands. At Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed, game designers tackl...
04:55 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge How to turn off unwanted memories in Apple Photos, Google Photos, and Facebook
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The memory machines that Apple, Facebook, and Google have built to remind us of our favorite moments can, like any algorithm...
04:05 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Waymo is building a hub for its autonomous trucks in Texas
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Waymo announced plans to build a hub for its autonomous semi-trailer trucks on a nine-acre site near Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. The Alp...
04:00 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Twelve Minutes is a strange interactive thriller thats better with friends
I’m not sure I could’ve solved the intricate mystery of Twelve Minutes on my own. The interactive thriller — which boasts a star-studded cast including James McAvoy, Dais...
03:56 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Apples attempt at podcast subscriptions is off to a messy start
Bugs and design flaws Continue reading… ...
03:02 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Pinterest is adding search filters for different hair textures
Pinterest’s new hair pattern search feature. | Image: Pinterest Pinterest is launching a search tool to help people narrow their hair inspiration searches by hair pat...
02:48 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Water shortages loom over future semiconductor fabs in Arizona
In an aerial view. an empty water trough in the desert that has been recently visited by wild burros is seen on July 7, 2021 near Yucca, Arizona. Large portions of the West are...
02:44 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge COVID-19 booster shots will be offered to Americans in September, Biden administration says
Photo by Steve Pfost/Newsday RM via Getty Images Everyone in the United States who got a COVID-19 vaccine will need a booster shot to keep protection from fading, the B...
02:37 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Pokmon Legends: Arceus latest trailer shows off big changes for battles
Nintendo Nintendo announced a ton of new information for the hotly anticipated Pokémon Legends: Arceus during today’s Pokémon Presents showcase. In addition to cove...
02:37 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge T-Mobile data breach exposed the personal info of more than 47 million people
Photo by John Lamparski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images T-Mobile has released more information about its most recent data breach, and while the company’s fin...
02:30 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Galaxy Watch 4 review: welcome to Samsungs garden
It’s Google’s new smartwatch OS, but it’s Samsung’s watch Continue reading… ...
02:13 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Researchers produce collision in Apples child-abuse hashing system
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Researchers have produced a collision in iOS’s built-in hash function, raising new concerns about the integrity of Apple’s C...
02:00 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge What to expect from Teslas AI day event
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Recruitment, robots, and really powerful supercomputers Continue reading… ...
01:34 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Pokmon Unite is coming to iOS and Android on September 22nd
Image: Nintendo Pokémon Unite, the five-versus-five MOBA game that released in July for the Nintendo Switch, will debut on iOS and Android devices on September 22nd. T...
01:30 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Asus special edition Zephyrus G14 comes with its own DJ deck
Can you spot the Alan Walker logo? If there’s one company I trust to do a good job with utterly ridiculous computer ideas, it’s Asus. Last fall, the company worked ...
01:27 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Pokmon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl look adorable in new trailer
At a Pokémon-focused livestream, Nintendo revealed a trailer showing off the absolutely adorable new look for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. The clip gave a goo...
01:12 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Samsungs new Galaxy Buds 2 are already $25 off at Woot
Image: Samsung Samsung announced the Galaxy Buds 2 wireless earbuds last week, so it’s a surprise that Woot is already offering a sizable discount on them. Normally p...
01:00 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Pinterest is adding search filters for different hair textures
Pinterest’s new hair pattern search feature. | Image: Pinterest Pinterest is launching a search tool to help people narrow their hair inspiration searches by hair pat...
12:30 pm - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Microsoft is making it harder to switch default browsers in Windows 11
Microsoft’s upcoming release of Windows 11 will make it even harder to switch default browsers and ignores browser defaults in new areas of the operating system. While Micros...
11:54 am - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Among Us devs arent happy with Fortnites blatant copying
Epic Games launched Fortnite: Impostors yesterday, a new mode that copies the Among Us game mechanics. While Among Us, the multiplayer game that soared in popularity at the sta...
11:22 am - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Ubisoft Singapore probed by national watchdog after toxic workplace allegations
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Ubisoft Singapore, the lead studio on Skull & Bones and co-developer of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, is being investigated b...
10:38 am - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Samsung confirms its removing ads from its stock apps later this year
The $1,199 Galaxy S21 Ultra, which showed ads in its default apps. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Samsung has confirmed that it will stop showing ads in default ap...
09:00 am - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Asus updates its overkill gaming phones with Qualcomms new overkill processor
The ROG Phone 5S Pro has a small display on its rear. | Image: Asus When you’re selling high-spec gaming-focused phones, it makes sense to have the most powerful proc...
06:52 am - Wed, August 18, 2021
The Verge Googles Fuchsia OS is rolling out to every first-gen Nest Hub
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Google has started to push out the silent upgrade to its new Fuchsia operating system on first-gen Nest Hub devices (known as the Googl...
09:55 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Say goodbye to Intels RealSense tech by remembering its incredible demos
Intel’s RealSense computer vision tech will soon be going away, as the company is “winding down” the business, according to CRN. If you don’t remember the tech from Jan...
09:46 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge The Spectrum TV app is back in Rokus channel store after being yanked
Roku users who’ve been unable to get Charter’s Spectrum TV app through the platform’s channels store can once again do so after months of being unable to download it. Rok...
08:59 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge You can now queue to purchase a PS5 (update: sold out)
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Update August 17th, 6:04PM ET: Sony appears to have sold out of PS5 consoles for the day. We’ll make sure to let you know when...
08:43 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Theres still a place for the Note in Samsungs Galaxy
Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge For the first time in many years, August will come and go without the introduction of a new Galaxy Note smartphone from Samsung. Instea...
08:04 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge YouTube Premium subscribers can get three months of Stadia Pro for free
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google is offering a new promotion to YouTube Premium subscribers — three free months to try the games included in Stadia ...
07:53 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Roblox is struggling to moderate re-creations of mass shootings
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge For over a year, Anti-Defamation League researcher Daniel Kelley has been finding re-creations of a horrific mass shooting on Ro...
07:27 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Latest iOS 15 beta fixes the Safari address bar and lets you move it back to the top
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has updated Safari’s design in the latest iOS 15 beta (Developer Beta 6), making the address bar look and act more like ...
07:19 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge EVgo launches new pricing plans and a rewards program
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge EVgo is changing how it prices the electricity that gets doled out on its electric vehicle charging networ, and is launching a nation...
07:00 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Twitter launches new process for reporting COVID misinformation
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Tuesday, Twitter announced that it will begin testing a new reporting feature for users to flag tweets containing possible mi...
06:25 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Amazon removed Hub lockers from two Chicago parks after public outcry
Photo: Alderwoman Rossana Rodriguez Amazon has removed two of its Hub lockers from parks in Chicago after public outcry over blocked sidewalks, Book Club Chicago writes...
06:20 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Nerf just made the iconic Aliens Pulse Rifle into a badass foam blaster
That huge carry handle, pump-action underbarrel grenade launcher, and digital ammo counter on the side: is there a more iconic sci-fi weapon than the Aliens M41A Pulse Rifle? N...
06:05 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Apple says SharePlay wont be part of initial iOS 15 release
Image: Apple One of iOS 15’s marquee new features, SharePlay, has been delayed and now won’t be rolled out until after the major update is released this fall. Apple...
05:26 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Thrilling new trailer for Star Wars anime anthology series is filled with action and style
Image: Disney Disney has shared an impressive trailer for Star Wars: Visions, its anime anthology series premiering September 22nd on Disney Plus. The trailer oozes sty...
05:25 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones appear again in leaked promotional photos
Image: WinFuture After first surfacing last month in an FCC filing (which Bose quickly withdrew), the company’s upcoming QuietComfort 45 headphones have now been leak...
05:08 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge CES 2022 to require proof of vaccination for attendees, exhibitors
After an online-only event this year, the CTA is still planning to put on CES 2022 as a hybrid event with in-person and digital components. Today the CTA announced that if you...
04:05 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Platforms struggle with Taliban policy amid chaotic US withdrawal
Taliban fighters patrol a road in Kabul | Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images Social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are coming under new scru...
04:00 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge The Google Pixel 6 wont ship with a charger
Google joins Apple and Samsung by ditching the in-box charger. | Image: Google Google is the latest manufacturer to bid farewell to the in-box charging brick, saying it...
04:00 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Google Pixel 5A comes with a bigger battery and screen, smaller price tag
The Google Pixel 5A features a 6.34-inch display and IP67 water-resistance rating. | Image: Google Google has officially revealed the Pixel 5A 5G, a phone it kind of an...
04:00 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Google Pixel 5A review: boring, but better than ever
Smart updates and a lower price Continue reading… ...
03:42 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Microsoft hires former Uber exec to lead a new consumer apps effort
Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge Microsoft is hiring Manik Gupta, the former head of product at Uber, in a renewed effort to boost Microsoft’s consumer apps. Gupta wil...
03:00 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge YouTube will show video chapters right in search results
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube is announcing some new features for search to make it easier to find what you’re looking for amid the huge amount of c...
02:30 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Theres finally a new Densha de Go! train controller, and its awesome
Imagine if you were really into a video game series, but no one released a controller that let you play it properly for 14 years. Unfortunately, that’s exactly the situation ...
02:00 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Boston Dynamics shows how bipedal Atlas robot flips, vaults, and falls over in latest videos
Boston Dynamics has published a pair of new videos showcasing its bipedal Atlas robot. The first is typical Boston Dynamics flash, with two Atlas units demonstrating an extreme...
02:00 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Scufs Instinct Pro has more pop, but fewer features, than the Xbox Elite Series 2
This dizzyingly gorgeous gamepad is a costly investment. | Scuf Scuf has introduced two pricey controllers, the $170 Instinct and the $200 Instinct Pro. They’re made ...
02:00 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge This suitcase-sized power station is designed to get you through a blackout
Zendure’s latest “portable” charger is the SuperBase Pro 2000, a hulking power station equipped with a 2,096Wh battery that’s designed to get you through everything fro...
01:44 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Fortnite copies Among Us in new Imposters mode
Fortnite: Imposters is a new, limited-time game mode that’s rolling out today, one that might sound a bit familiar to anyone who’s played Among Us (one of the other incredi...
01:16 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge iOS 15 lets you disable Night Mode on an iPhone camera
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple is introducing an option to fully disable Night Mode on an iPhone camera in iOS 15. While you’ve always been able to turn off ...
01:15 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Meet the self-driving brains working with Volkswagen and Ford
Photo Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge Argo AI CEO Bryan Salesky on a new partnership with Lyft and setting realistic expectations for self-driving cars...
01:08 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Cyberpunk 2077 for consoles is just $10 today at Best Buy
I always think this guy looks like Ed Helms. | Image: CD Projekt Red If you’ve ever said to yourself “I think I’ll wait to buy Cyberpunk 2077 until it’s like $1...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Adobe is bringing the Magic Wand tool to Photoshop for iPad
Selecting objects from a flat background is easier with the Magic Wand. | Image: Adobe Adobe has announced it’s updating Photoshop on iPad today with a classic deskto...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Roku now streams over 200 free live TV channels, and here are the newest 17
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Roku is adding more than a dozen new channels to the Live TV Channel Guide on the Roku Channel, its free streaming service. Roku’s li...
12:34 pm - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Scooter sharing has finally come to NYC is the city ready?
Photo by Andrew Hawkins / The Verge A lack of protected bike lanes and a sharp increase in cyclist injuries could hamper the Big Apple’s rollout of e-scooters ...
11:49 am - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge OnlyFans pushes SFW app on iOS and Android as it tries to shake adult image
OFTV includes original content including the “Unlocked” interview series. OnlyFans is a juggernaut of NSFW content, but its abundance of nudity has stopped the pla...
09:51 am - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Gigabyte to replace exploding PSUs that Newegg bundled with RTX 30-series cards
Gigabyte is offering a return and exchange service for two of its power supply units (PSUs), following complaints that the products were “exploding” or failing. PSU reviewe...
09:04 am - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Mastercard is phasing out magnetic stripes on its cards starting in 2024
A card with an EMV chip and contactless, but not magnetic stripe. | Image: Mastercard Mastercard is phasing out the use of magnetic stripes on its credit and debit card...
07:01 am - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge Astro teams up with Timbuk2 to make bags for all of your gaming gear
Astro Astro’s latest set of products are a bit outside of its usual lane. Instead of releasing a new gaming headset or controller, it has worked with reputable bag an...
02:30 am - Tue, August 17, 2021
The Verge California regulators think T-Mobile lied to get Sprint merger approved
The California Public Utilities Commission is displeased with T-Mobile. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge According to a ruling published on Friday, T-Mobile ma...
10:18 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Drought-choked Colorado River faces an unprecedented water shortage
Intake towers for water to enter to generate electricity and provide hydroelectric power stand during low water levels due the western drought on July 19, 2021 at the Hoover Da...
09:15 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge How the latest and greatest Samsung and Apple earbuds lock you into their world
The recently-announced Galaxy Buds 2. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge People always look at me weirdly when I say that I use Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live with my iPh...
09:15 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge California accuses Riot of misleading employees about their right to speak up
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing issued a statement saying Riot Games has failed to inform its employees...
08:44 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge How to choose between the Dell XPS 13 OLED and the Asus ZenBook 13 OLED
Photo by Monica Chin / The Verge OLED has been commonplace in high-end TVs for quite a while, but it’s still making its way into the laptop mainstream. That’s good ...
08:25 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge T-Mobile says unauthorized access to its data occurred, not clear if customer info involved
T Mobile data breach | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Following a weekend report that its servers had been breached, T-Mobile said Monday that unauthorized acc...
08:19 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Windows users can now manage their iCloud Passwords
If you sync your iCloud Passwords with Windows, Apple’s new, dedicated iCloud Passwords app is going to give you some much-needed new abilities. The app, which comes with the...
08:10 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Call of Duty: Vanguard announced, with more to be revealed in Warzone on August 19th
Image: Activision Activision has officially announced Call of Duty: Vanguard, the next title in the hugely popular series, with a short teaser video on Monday. While th...
08:04 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Researcher says he found terrorist watchlist exposed online
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Nearly 2 million terrorist watchlist records, including “no-fly” list indicators, were purportedly exposed online. The l...
07:56 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge After Apple rejections, FlickType gives up on popular iPhone keyboard for the blind
If you’re a blind or low-vision iPhone user who relies on the FlickType keyboard to type, I’ve got some bad news — you’re about to become a casualty of the fight betwee...
07:36 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Twitters decentralized social network project finally has a leader
Image: Bluesky Bluesky, the Twitter-funded effort to create a decentralized social network standard, has finally found a project lead — the creator of Happening, Jay ...
07:24 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Tinder will make its ID Verification option available to all users
Tinder is adding ID Verification option for all users | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tinder said on Monday that it will make its ID Verification feature ava...
07:01 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Peloton says a fix is ready for one of its treadmill recalls
Peloton Peloton is ready to address at least one of its treadmill recalls. Regular Tread owners can now get their equipment fixed, which will involve a technician comin...
06:53 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Local and anonymous social media app Yik Yak is back
Yik Yak — the anonymous, local social media app that only shows posts from people in your immediate area — has returned from the grave with new ownership after shutting dow...
06:40 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Xbox Series X is getting a new 4K dashboard
Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Microsoft is starting to test a new 4K dashboard for the Xbox Series X today. Xbox Insiders in the Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead rings will...
05:53 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge OpenTable adds a new verified tag for restaurants to check vaccine status
OpenTable is adding a new feature that will let restaurants tag diners as “verified” for meeting entry requirements. The initial — and obvious — use of the verification...
05:03 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Walmart is on the hunt for someone to develop cryptocurrency products
Walmart is looking to hire a new senior director to develop new digital currency products, possibly including cryptocurrency payments, according to a listing on the company’s...
04:50 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Spins electric scooters are coming to Google Maps
Photo by Horst Galuschka/picture alliance via Getty Images Google Maps users will be able to find and rent Spin’s electric scooters after the Ford-owned company annou...
04:46 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Go read this deep dive on why US public health data systems couldnt handle COVID-19
Public health data systems in the United States are out of date, underfunded, and can’t communicate with each other. Those issues left states unable to keep track of COVID-19...
04:36 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Cyberpunk 2077 to get easy perk resets to entice players back into Night City
Viktor, a character in Cyberpunk 2077. | Image: CD Projekt Red Cyberpunk 2077 will let you more easily reset your character’s perks in the upcoming 1.3 patch, accordi...
03:56 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Boyfriend Dungeon will update its content warning after player concerns
Kitfox Games Boyfriend Dungeon is getting an update, but not to its gameplay. In response to players’ concerns that the current content warning doesn’t go far enoug...
02:58 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Jeff Bezos Blue Origin sues NASA, escalating its fight for a Moon lander contract
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin brought its fight against NASA’s Moon program to federal court on Monday, doubling down on ac...
01:49 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Intel enters the PC gaming GPU battle with Arc
Intel Arc is the new branding for Intel’s GPUs. Intel is branding its upcoming consumer GPUs as Intel Arc. This new Arc brand will cover both the hardware and softwar...
01:40 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge How drones are changing our view of sharks
Two sharks and a surfer off the coast of California. | Image: CSULB Shark Lab A quick Google search for “sharks” drums up a sampling of headlines of recent sighting...
01:17 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Amazons latest Fire HD 10 tablets with improved specs are $50 off
Image: Amazon Amazon refreshed its Fire HD 10 tablets in late April, and it added a faster processor and more RAM to make its biggest budget-friendly model a better val...
12:53 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge US government opens probe into Tesla Autopilot crashes with emergency vehicles
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a probe into Tesla’s Autopilot software, citing the cars’ repeated collisions with parked emergency...
12:00 pm - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge The Tether controversy, explained
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge How stable are stablecoins? Continue reading… ...
11:03 am - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Fitbit Charge 5 leaked images show color display and new rounded look
Fitbit is apparently preparing an update to its line of Charge fitness trackers, and newly-leaked images offer our best look yet at what will likely be the refreshed design. T...
10:28 am - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge Beta Android accessibility feature uses facial expressions to control your phone
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is developing a new accessibility feature for Android that lets you control a phone using facial expressions like a smile...
09:00 am - Mon, August 16, 2021
The Verge The fan-equipped Zephyr Pro gaming mouse is much cooler than the original
Cooler, quieter, cheaper Continue reading… ...
10:16 pm - Sun, August 15, 2021
The Verge New Trailers: Dopesick, Impeachment: American Crime Story, Midnight Mass, and more
Michael Keaton stars as a doctor who prescribes OxyContin to his patients in Dopesick | Hulu In addition to keeping up with The Good Fight and Ted Lasso (seems like peo...
09:15 pm - Sun, August 15, 2021
The Verge T-Mobile investigating report of customer data breach that reportedly involves 100 million people
T Mobile may have suffered a customer data breach | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge T-Mobile confirmed Sunday that it’s looking into an online forum post that...
06:17 pm - Sun, August 15, 2021
The Verge First Asian giant hornet (aka murder hornet) sighting of 2021 confirmed in Washington state
An Asian giant hornet attacking a paper wasps’ nest is all kinds of nope. | Washington State Dept. of Agriculture The Washington State Department of Agriculture has ...
03:05 pm - Sun, August 15, 2021
The Verge Twitter unblocks Indian politicians accounts after suspending them for violating disclosure law
Twitter has reinstated several Indian politicians’ accounts, after suspending them for a tweet about a child murder. | Illustration by Alex Castro Twitter has reinst...
02:00 pm - Sun, August 15, 2021
The Verge ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 review: flexible flagship
An improved ThinkPad X1 Yoga with an updated screen Continue reading… ...
01:33 pm - Sun, August 15, 2021
The Verge Jury decides Apple should pay $300 million in patent dispute
Apple ordered to pay $300 million in a patent dispute | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple must pay $300 million in royalties following a retrial in a patent...
08:57 pm - Sat, August 14, 2021
The Verge Ford asks court to dismiss GMs lawsuit over BlueCruise driver assist feature
Ford seeks to have GM’s lawsuit over the name “BlueCruise” dismissed | Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images Ford has filed a motion asking the US District ...
06:39 pm - Sat, August 14, 2021
The Verge Apples controversial plan to try to curb child sexual abuse imagery
Apple ‘s plan to scan iOS devices for CSAM imagery has proven controversial | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Why privacy experts are concerned Continu...
03:08 pm - Sat, August 14, 2021
The Verge Go read this story of tech workers who secretly work multiple remote jobs
Some workers use remote jobs to juggle multiple employers | Photo by Fabian Strauch/picture alliance via Getty Images For journalists and others in creative and technic...
01:42 pm - Sat, August 14, 2021
The Verge Inside HBO Maxs Scramble to Fix Its Glitchy App
The HBO Max app has suffered glitches | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge An upgraded Max app is in the works Continue reading… ...
01:28 pm - Sat, August 14, 2021
The Verge New and existing Google Fi subscribers can get $400 off the new Galaxy Z Flip 3
The new Samsung Galaxy z Flip 3 | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Google Fi new and existing customers can get the new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 for $400 off, a signific...
01:00 pm - Sat, August 14, 2021
The Verge Acers Nitro XV282K KV monitor is great for next-gen console gaming, but it comes at a high price
Is a $900 monitor worth it for next-gen gaming? Continue reading… ...
12:51 am - Sat, August 14, 2021
The Verge You can now buy DJIs leaked $300 Mini SE drone
In June, we got wind that DJI was about to release its most affordable drone yet: the $299 DJI Mini SE. It appeared to be a revamped Mavic Mini for $100 less — or depending o...
12:23 am - Sat, August 14, 2021
The Verge Google Stadias first game that responds directly to touch is coming this August
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Amplitude Studios’ upcoming strategy game, Humankind, will be the first Stadia release to feature a new touch-focused cont...
11:11 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Motorola is updating its first-gen foldable Razr with Android 11
Photo by Avery White for The Verge You could be forgiven for forgetting about Motorola’s folding phones in light of new shiny ones announced by the likes of Samsung, ...
10:06 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge A judge has ruled that Google infringed on Sonos patents
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Google has infringed upon Sonos’ patents, according to an initial ruling from a US International Trade Commission judge. Sonos has ...
09:16 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Earth just had the hottest month since humans have kept track
Locals use water hoses to extinguish burning trees in Mugla on August 3, 2021. Turkey’s struggles against its deadliest wildfires in decades came as a blistering heatwave gri...
08:48 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Reddit launches a TikTok-like video feed on iOS
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge If you opened your Reddit app today and noticed a new video button next to the search bar, you could be a tap away from experien...
08:42 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Twitter is changing the contrast of buttons again after complaints of eye strain
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is readjusting the contrast on its buttons following feedback about its design updates from earlier this week. Some peop...
08:25 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Apple says its iCloud scanning will rely on multiple child safety groups to address privacy fears
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has filled in more details around its upcoming plans to scan iCloud Photos for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) via user...
07:31 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Nikola announces $2 million DOE grant after founders indictment
Image: Nikola This week hydrogen trucking startup Nikola announced that it won a $2 million grant from the Department of Energy. While the DoE announced the grants in J...
07:09 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Twitter is pausing its verification program again, after giving fake accounts blue checks
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is once again putting a halt on applications to its verification program, saying that it needs to work on the applicatio...
07:09 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Twitter pauses its verification program rollout after giving fake accounts blue checks
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is halting the expansion of its verification program, saying it needs to work on the application and review process that...
06:20 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge A Sonos survey suggests the company might build a voice assistant of its own
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Sonos might be developing a voice assistant alternative to Alexa or Google Assistant for its speakers, according to a customer survey s...
05:53 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Immunocompromised people should get a third COVID-19 vaccine dose, CDC committee says
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images Immunocompromised people should get a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committee recom...
05:30 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Sony HT-A7000 review: a next-gen Atmos soundbar thats (almost) perfect for gaming
For those who can afford to throw cash at something that sounds great Continue reading… ...
05:30 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge The Lamborghini Countach, the poster car of 80s luxury, is back and its a hybrid
Somebody get a doctor, this Lambo is sick Continue reading… ...
05:29 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge How to locate your Android phone with Googles Find My Device
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Phones have become so much a part of our daily lives that it can be immediately traumatic if you suddenly can’t find your phone — ...
05:24 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Facebook Messenger is adding end-to-end encryption for voice and video calls
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Facebook is adding end-to-end encryption for voice and video calls in Messenger. The company announced in a blog post that i...
05:20 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Boeing Starliner launch delayed again as it returns to the factory for troubleshooting
Image: Boeing Boeing’s Starliner astronaut capsule won’t be launching to the International Space Station until it’s gone through “deeper-level troubleshooting...
05:00 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Playing with Hasbros ultimate toy, the $750 self-transforming Optimus Prime
Photo by Sean Hollister / The Verge It’s a real robot, with some real robot issues Continue reading… ...
04:34 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Apple Arcade is getting a new Castlevania game
With the exception of an anime series on Netflix, the last few years have been quiet when it comes to the gothic action series Castlevania. It looks like that’s about to chan...
04:34 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Go read this report about a Snopes editor who plagiarized other news sites
A Snopes editor reportedly plagiarized other news sites | Image: Snopes A startling new report from BuzzFeed News finds that the co-founder of Snopes, a website known f...
04:29 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Matters interoperable smart home standard has been delayed to 2022
Matter — the upcoming smart home standard that looks to help unify Google, Apple, and Amazon’s separate smart home systems into a single cross-functional standard — has b...
04:03 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Studios still need movie theaters, and theyre making the deals to prove it
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge During the course of the pandemic, the future of movie theaters looked grim. Cinema owners teetered on the edge of bankruptcy am...
03:23 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Craig Federighi says Apples child safety scanning will have multiple levels of auditability
Apple executive Craig Federighi says iCloud Photos’ plans to scan for child sexual abuse material (or CSAM) will include “multiple levels of auditability.” In an intervie...
03:19 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Facebook shut down German research on Instagram algorithm, researchers say
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Researchers at AlgorithmWatch say they were forced to abandon their research project monitoring the Instagram algorithm after l...
03:01 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Vergecast: Samsungs new foldables and Apple addresses iCloud scanning concerns
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn discuss the week in t...
02:41 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Razers latest keyboard accessories offer an easy way to spruce up your mech
Razer’s PBT keycaps can now be bought with a matching USB cable. | Image: Razer Razer is expanding its range of mechanical keyboard accessories with new keycaps, cabl...
02:04 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Airbnb updating policy to end forced arbitration for sexual harassment cases for guests, hosts
Airbnb is updating its arbitration policy | Photo by Nikolas Kokovlis/NurPhoto via Getty Images Airbnb said Friday it will change its terms of service so that its arbit...
02:00 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Netflix isnt the savior Nollywood needs
Lionheart. | Image: Netflix The streaming giant meets one of the world’s biggest film industries Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Samsung Galaxy A42 5G review: stuck in the middle
A midrange phone with a big screen, huge battery, and all kinds of 5G connectivity Continue reading… ...
12:40 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Verge readers can snag three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $30
Microsoft’s flagship subscription combines Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold in one attractive package. | Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge If you’re a gamer, Xbox Ga...
12:00 pm - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge The unsettling uncertainty of a breakthrough case
Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images Last weekend, a close friend texted me with the jarring news that her COVID-19 test had come back positive. She was vaccinated ...
11:16 am - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Rockstar is reportedly remastering its PS2-era Grand Theft Auto trilogy
Screenshot: GTA3 Rockstar Games’ Dundee studio is working on remastered versions of three classic PS2-era Grand Theft Auto titles: Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Aut...
04:17 am - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Amazon moves Lord of the Rings production from New Zealand to UK
Amazon has decided to produce its upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series in the UK from the second season on. Although the first season was filmed in New Zealand, as with Peter J...
03:27 am - Fri, August 13, 2021
The Verge Immunocompromised people can get third COVID-19 vaccine shot, FDA says
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Food and Drug Administration will allow people with compromised immune systems to get a third dose of the Pfizer / BioNTech ...
11:33 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Jake Paul will not face federal charges after FBI raid
Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images The US Attorney won’t be filing any charges against Jake Paul, according to TMZ and a statement sent to The Verge by Paul’s la...
10:52 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Amid Black Widow lawsuit, Disney boss defends its pandemic release strategy
Image: Marvel Following a high-stakes lawsuit over Disney’s day-and-date release of Marvel’s Black Widow on its Premier Access streaming platform and the company’...
08:40 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Amazons $1.5 billion Air Hub opens in Kentucky to speed up deliveries
Image: Amazon Your Amazon packages may be getting an express ticket — Amazon has finished building its $1.5 billion air hub, located at the Cincinnati / Northern Kent...
08:38 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Facebook shouldn't be allowed to buy Giphy, says UK regulator
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge 15 months ago, Facebook said it was buying the popular GIF search engine Giphy for about $400 million. Now the acquisition may b...
08:09 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Apple updates Eddy Cues title to better reflect its turn to services
Apple rolled out a small but meaningful update to senior executive Eddy Cue’s job title on Thursday that features an area of interest the company has long been focused on: se...
07:54 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Facebook office return delayed until 2022 in the US
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge Specifically citing concerns about a rise in cases of the delta variant of COVID-19, Facebook confirmed a Bloomberg report tha...
06:37 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Bill Gates wants in on Congress big climate infrastructure push
Bill Gates, billionaire and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, speaks during the One Planet Summit in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. | Mark Kauz...
06:36 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook are reportedly blocked in Zambia during its presidential election
Photo by MARCO LONGARI/AFP via Getty Images WhatsApp and other apps are reportedly blocked in Zambia during ongoing general elections being held in the country Thursday...
06:19 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Do we see others online as human?
Photo by Michele Doying / The Verge I’ve often wondered if part of the reason that there is so much venom spewed on Twitter and other social media is that it’s diff...
06:12 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge How in the world did these AMD RX 6600 XT GPUs sell at or under MSRP?
Every PC graphics card we’ve reviewed in months has come with a disclaimer — if you can find one at all, you won’t be able to buy it for anywhere near its MSRP. And yet s...
05:44 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Windows 11 is getting updated snipping tool, calculator, and mail apps
The updated Mail app for Windows 11. | Image: Microsoft Microsoft is improving some of the built-in apps available in Windows 11. Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel ca...
05:11 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Samsungs Galaxy Watch 4 calculates body fat from the wrist
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch 4 has a feature that can calculate body fat percentage and muscle mass, the company announced yesterday....
04:53 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Audis new autonomous concept car is also sort of a Transformer
Audi released details of a new concept car this week called the Skysphere, a self-driving roadster that can change shape at the touch of a button. The sleek, villainous-lookin...
04:45 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Free Guy guy gets paid Fortnite skin
Epic Games It’s another day ending in -y so Fortnite is having a new crossover event. Today, Fortnite players can complete quests in order to earn a new Free Guy skin...
04:31 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Verizon vows to protect Tracfones low-income users in new merger promise
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Thursday, Verizon announced a range of new public commitments to protect low-income consumers in connection with its proposed...
04:00 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge The lightest folding electric bike is a costly rideable that almost does it all
Hummingbird’s second-generation electric bike gets a lot right Continue reading… ...
03:55 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Google bans tracking tool that sold users location data
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google has banned a company that sold Android users’ location data for COVID-19 mapping and other purposes, Motherboard report...
03:13 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Nikola wins $2 million DOE grant after founders indictment
Image: Nikola Hydrogen trucking startup Nikola has won a $2 million grant from the Department of Energy just two weeks after founder and former chairman Trevor Milton w...
03:00 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge ToneStone is a music production app from the people behind Guitar Hero and Left 4 Dead
Image: ToneStone ToneStone is an app designed to make producing music easy, even for users without any musical experience, and it’s created by people who worked on Gu...
02:30 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Netflix reveals cast for its live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series
Photo: Nickelodeon It’s been some time since we’ve heard news about Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, but today the streaming compan...
02:04 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Even Microsoft is mocking its Xbox Series X name
Microsoft has been the subject of many memes about its Xbox naming decisions in recent years. The Xbox Series X follows the Xbox One X, and the Xbox Series S is the successor t...
02:00 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge HP Elite Folio review: style over substance
Good looks, but average performance Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge The Galaxy Watch 4 is still more a Samsung wearable than a Google one
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge This week was supposed to be the first day of Google’s big reentry into flagship smartwatches. Samsung is back on board after years...
12:54 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Honors Magic 3 is its first post-Huawei flagship
The Honor Magic 3 Pro. | Image: Honor Honor has announced its first flagship smartphones since being sold off by former parent company Huawei: the Magic 3 series. The l...
12:36 pm - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Jabras Elite 65t are just $50 at Best Buy right now
With decent sound and a stable connection, the Elite 65t were once our go-to alternative to the AirPods. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales It seems like the market for ...
11:52 am - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Reddit is now valued at more than $10 billion
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Reddit, the self-declared ‘front page of the internet,’ says it is now valued at more than $10 billion after raising an addi...
10:36 am - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Google Meet users have more options to add co-hosts, limit screen sharing, and mute others
Google is adding a bunch of new features to Google Meet, making it easier for users to control and direct meetings. However, exactly which controls will be available depends on...
10:17 am - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Spotifys Wear OS app is getting offline playback in the coming weeks
Image: Spotify Spotify’s updated Wear OS app is releasing “over the coming weeks,” Spotify has announced, and it’ll support offline playback on smartwatches run...
09:57 am - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Warhammers new subscription streaming service is coming to iOS, Android, and smart TVs
Roboute Guilliman, primarch of the Ultramarines, takes on the Black Legion. | Image: Games Workshop Games Workshop is preparing to launch Warhammer Plus, a niche subscr...
12:39 am - Thu, August 12, 2021
The Verge Zooms new focus mode could keep students from distracting each other
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Zoom has announced a new Focus mode, which it says is meant to keep students from getting distracted while in a virtual classroo...
11:35 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Three more high-profile Blizzard employees are no longer at the company, including Diablo 4s director
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Three prominent Blizzard employees have been let go from the company, as first reported by Kotaku, marking the latest departures...
11:01 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Lordstown Motors pivots to renting space at former GM factory
Lordstown Motors is looking to essentially loan out some space at the massive former General Motors factory it owns, as the troubled startup gets closer to building its first p...
10:27 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Twitch responds to Twitch Do Better movement with improved chat filters
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Today, Twitch has issued a statement announcing the steps it’s taking to protect its marginalized streamers. “We’ve seen a...
10:00 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Three more high-profile Blizzard employees are no longer at the company, including Diablo 4s director
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Three prominent Blizzard employees were let go from the company, reports Kotaku, marking the latest departures from the studio f...
09:50 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Nestflix is a Netflix for fake movies and shows from real movies and shows
Image: Nestflix, Lynn Fisher It’s been notoriously difficult to watch lost classics like Vincent Chase’s Aquaman or The Rural Juror — in part because they’re no...
09:08 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge How to preorder the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Like in previous years, Samsung used its latest Galaxy Unpacked event to announce a slew of new devices, including the Galaxy Z Fold 3 ...
08:51 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Forget the Note Samsungs foldables are coming for the Galaxy S as well
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge It’s been easy to dismiss folding phones as the stuff of science fiction, even after they became a reality two years ago. They were t...
07:50 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Ubers latest delivery service partnership has drawn the FTCs attention
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is looking into a recent partnership between Uber and grocery delivery service Gopuff, according to a new report from The Information. Gop...
07:46 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge The best Chromebook for 2021
Photo by Monica Chin / The Verge The best Chromebook laptop or two-in-one for every Chrome OS fan Continue reading… ...
07:37 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge The Criterion Collections first run of 4K Blu-rays includes Citizen Kane
Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images The Criterion Collection has announced plans to release a six-film slate of classics on 4K Blu-rays for the first time, i...
07:01 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Yes, Twitter changed its font
Twitter has changed the way the platform looks, including changing the font to its Chirp font. | Image: Twitter Twitter is rolling out its Chirp font to the Twitter app...
07:00 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge A national alert test buzzed US TVs, radios, and any phones that opted-in at 2:20PM ET
Test Wireless Emergency Alert message | Image: FEMA At approximately 2:20PM ET, FEMA conducted a test of both the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergenc...
06:42 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge 1Password 8 on the Mac brings a big redesign
A few weeks after 1Password started rolling out the Windows version of the redesigned 1Password 8, the company is now showing off the Mac version of the update, which is also a...
06:08 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Senators target Apples App Store exclusivity in new bill
There’s a new bill introduced in the Senate Wednesday targeting the power dominant tech firms like Apple and Google have over the app store market. The bipartisan “Open Ap...
06:04 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge A national alert test will buzz US TVs, radios, and any phones that opt-in at 2:20PM ET
Test Wireless Emergency Alert message | Image: FEMA At approximately 2:20PM ET, FEMA will conduct a test of both the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emerg...
05:51 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge How to preorder the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge As expected, Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy Watch 4 and the aptly titled Galaxy Watch 4 Classic during its Galaxy Unpacked eve...
05:24 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Android 12 Beta 4 promotes order over chaos
Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge Google released the first public beta for Android 12 during its I/O event in the spring, and now Beta 4 is rolling out to c...
05:23 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Google Pay and Messages updates are coming to existing Wear OS watches
Google Pay on Wear OS. | Image: Google Today’s smartwatch news has been dominated by Samsung’s new Wear OS 3-powered wearables, but Google wants you to know it hasn...
04:48 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Tetris Effect: Connected is finally coming to the Switch in October
Image: Enhance Games The greatest Tetris game of the last decade is finally coming to the Switch. As a part of today’s Indie World Showcase, Nintendo announced that T...
04:44 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Instagram will let you limit DMs and comments from people who dont follow you
Instagram Instagram has been in the news this summer after Black soccer stars in England were bombarded with racist messages following their team’s Euro 2020 final lo...
04:35 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Kidney transplant patients will test a COVID-19 booster shot in new trial
The National Institutes of Health is giving a booster dose to 200 kidney transplant patients who did not have an immune response to the COVID-19 vaccine in a new trial that lau...
04:25 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Axiom Verge 2, Boyfriend Dungeon, and more are out on the Switch today
Boyfriend Dungeon. Nintendo’s most recent Indie World Showcase was full of lots of cool games, as per usual. But the best part is that many of them are out today. Tha...
04:00 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Google is adding an interactive periodic table to search
Google search now has an interactive periodic table you can check out to learn a lot more about the elements. You can find it by searching for “periodic table” and clicking...
03:51 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge How to preorder the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge It’s official: Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Plus are now considered last-gen. During today’s Galaxy Unpacked event, the company announce...
03:45 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Apple settles lawsuit against security startup Corellium
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has settled its copyright lawsuit against Corellium, a company that sells virtual iPhone environments for security testing...
03:44 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge The 5 biggest announcements from Samsungs August Unpacked event
Image: Samsung Samsung has finished up its Galaxy Unpacked event, where it announced the next generation of its foldables (it called them the new mainstream of smartpho...
03:30 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge How Samsung beefed up its new folding phones: metal, tape, and a dab of goo
The hinge and sweeper brushes on a Galaxy Z Fold 3. | Image: Samsung Are the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 strong enough for everybody? Continue reading&helli...
03:00 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Facebook is rebuilding its ads to know a lot less about you
Illustration by Alex Castro Facebook’s massive business was built on its ability to track users across the internet. But now, thanks to looming regulation and other m...
03:00 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge WhatsApp to allow chat history transfers between iOS and Android
The transfer process. | Image: WhatsApp WhatsApp is adding the ability to bring your chat history with you when you switch from iOS to Android — including all voice n...
03:00 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 review: nailing the basics with style
When the entry-level earbuds are this good, why go Pro? Continue reading… ...
02:55 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge OnePlus doesnt have a foldable, just a half-off sale on the OnePlus 9
Image: OnePlus Samsung’s August Unpacked event took place today with foldables and wearables tossed about, but it appears that OnePlus has a thirst for attention that...
02:24 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge A hacker stole over $600 million of crypto coins now they might be giving it back
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge It’s estimated that over $600 million worth of cryptocurrency has been stolen as the result of a hack on a protocol called the...
02:08 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Start11 brings a classic Start menu back to Windows 11
Start11 includes an old style of the Windows Start menu. | Image: Stardock Stardock is back again with another app to skin the appearance of the Windows Start menu. Thi...
02:00 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 announced with S Pen support and water resistance
The flagship foldable now has a 120Hz cover screen Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Samsung announces Galaxy Buds 2 with active noise cancellation
Image: Samsung In addition to launching two new foldable phones and a pair of smartwatches, Samsung today announced its latest set of wireless earbuds. The Galaxy Buds ...
02:00 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 announced with much bigger, more useful cover display
What a difference a usable secondary screen can make Continue reading… ...
02:00 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge The Galaxy Watch 4 injects Samsungs capable hardware with Google software
The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, featuring a chunky rotating bezel. | Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Samsung and Google’s smartwatch collaboration is here C...
01:50 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Oversight board orders Facebook to restore post criticizing Myanmar coup
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Facebook Oversight Board has ordered Facebook to restore a post from a user in Myanmar criticizing the country’s new regim...
01:10 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge How to watch Samsungs August 2021 Galaxy Unpacked Event
Samsunng Samsung is holding its Galaxy Unpacked event today at 10AM ET / 7AM PT, where it’s expected to show off its next generation of folding phones. The foldable n...
12:37 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Apples AirPods are on sale again for their lowest price to date
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple’s second-gen AirPods are more of a refinement than a revolution, but if you’ve been waiting for the price to come ...
12:15 pm - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge What If...? is a playful expansion of Marvels multiverse
Courtesy of Marvel Studios Marvel’s What If...? is the first of its kind in a lot of ways for the MCU. It’s the first animated project in the interconnected web of ...
10:16 am - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Twitter is now obeying Indias new internet rules, government tells court
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is now complying with the Indian government’s new internet rules, a lawyer representing the federal government has tol...
09:05 am - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Norton and Avast are merging into an $8 billion antivirus empire
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge NortonLifeLock and Avast are merging in a deal worth more than $8 billion. The deal will see NortonLifelock acquire all of Avast...
06:38 am - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge The Amiga is the latest game system to get a mini retro remake
Commodore’s Amiga 500, a home computer that became a popular game system, is receiving a remake. The A500 Mini is being developed by Retro Games Ltd, which previously release...
03:52 am - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge Now Microsoft is protesting after Amazon won a $10 billion NSA cloud contract
Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images After spending years battling over the Defense Department’s $10 billion JEDI cloud services contract, Microsoft and Amazon are...
01:43 am - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge T-Mobile has started offering fiber home internet in a limited pilot program
The company is exploring adding fiber as a complement to its fixed wireless home internet offering. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge T-Mobile has quietly start...
01:17 am - Wed, August 11, 2021
The Verge BitMEX crypto exchange agrees to pay $100 million to get financial regulators off its back
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX has agreed to pay a $100 million civil penalty as part of a settlement with the US Commodity Futu...
11:03 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Ford chip shortage means your Mustang Mach-E delivery may be at least six weeks late
Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Ford’s F-150 was hit by the global semiconductor shortage, and now its flagship Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle is seeing a serious...
10:40 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge The JRR Token cryptocurrency is almost certainly headed for Mt. Doom
I wish the token had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. | Image: JRR Token I hate to be the one to tell you this, but there’s a cryptocurrency themed...
09:43 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Apples controversial new child protection features, explained
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple stakes its reputation on privacy. The company has promoted encrypted messaging across its ecosystem, encouraged limits on ...
09:37 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Facebook Dating is getting audio chats
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook Dating, the company’s dating service, doesn’t appear to be as popular as other dating apps, but the company is intr...
08:05 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge AMC and Warner Bros. have agreed to make movies exclusive to theaters for 45 days
AMC and Warner Bros. have struck a deal to have the studio’s movies stay exclusive to theaters for 45 days, instead of being immediately available digitally (via The Hollywoo...
07:48 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Sonic the Hedgehog 2 casts Idris Elba as Knuckles
Knuckles the Echidna is set to make his live-action debut in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 next year — and now we know who’ll be voicing him: none other than Idris Elba (Cats and al...
07:46 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Diablo II: Resurrected is getting an open beta on August 20th
Blizzard is giving players a couple of chances to try out Diablo II: Resurrected, a remastered version of one of the studio’s most popular titles, ahead of the game’s relea...
07:00 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Memestock AMC now plans to accept Bitcoin
Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images AMC will begin accepting Bitcoin payments for concessions and theater tickets as soon as ...
06:54 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Activision Blizzard shareholder says companys response doesnt go nearly far enough
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Today, one of Activision Blizzard’s shareholders released a letter saying that the company’s proposed remedies for the perva...
06:25 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Mercedes-Benz confirms the electric EQS will cost over $100,000
Photo by Andrew Hawkins / The Verge Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the EQS sedan, its flagship electric vehicle, will cost at least $100,000, as it began taking order...
06:24 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge DOJ letter tells Dish and T-Mobile to figure out CDMA customer migration, or else
T-Mobile plans to shut down Sprint’s legacy CDMA network on January 1st 2022, a move that Dish Network calls anti-competitive. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge ...
06:01 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Amazon will pay up to $1,000 in damages caused by defective products
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon has announced a new policy to pay customers directly for claims of property damage or personal injury under $1,000 caused...
05:53 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Twitter shares analysis of racist abuse that followed Euro 2020 final
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter claims identity verification wouldn’t have prevented the torrent of racist abuse against Black players on England’s ...
05:44 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Heres why Apples new child safety features are so controversial
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Encryption and consumer privacy experts break down Apple’s plan for child safety Continue reading… ...
05:43 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge A24 will stream The Green Knight for one night on August 18th
A24 A24’s The Green Knight will make its virtual debut much earlier than expected — on August 18th, you’ll be able to buy a $20 ticket to stream the film through ...
05:36 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge OnePlus is trying to jump on Samsungs folding phone hype
Image: OnePlus Samsung’s August Unpacked event is scheduled to take place tomorrow with foldables and wearables tossed about, but it appears that OnePlus has a thirst...
05:00 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge OpenAI can translate English into code with its new machine learning software Codex
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge AI research company OpenAI is releasing a new machine learning tool that translates the English language into code. The software...
04:59 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge NASAs new space suits are delayed, making a 2024 Moon landing not feasible
The person in the white suit is wearing a prototype of NASA’s new xEMU in 2019, whose development has been delayed, an inspector general report found. | Photo by Joel Kowsky ...
04:13 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Senate approves $1 trillion infrastructure package as crypto worries loom
Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images After weeks of negotiations, the Senate approved a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure package Tuesday authorizing over $500 bil...
04:00 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Nvidias tiny RTX A2000 GPU can fit inside a small form factor PC
Nvidia’s A2000 is nearly half the size of the RTX 3090. | Image: Nvidia Nvidia is launching its new RTX A2000 GPU today, designed for professional workstations. It’...
03:16 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge COVID-19 misinformation is increasing amid US virus surge
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The surge in COVID-19 cases around the United States, driven by the highly contagious and fast-moving delta variant of the coron...
03:00 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge No adults in the room
Daversa, the firm tasked with getting adults in the room in Silicon Valley, had no adults in the room, according to a recent lawsuit Continue reading… ...
02:35 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Google One VPN expands internationally to Canada, Mexico, UK, and more
Photo by Michele Doying / The Verge Google is expanding the VPN service that it provides as part of its Google One subscription to seven new countries: Mexico, Canada, ...
02:30 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge A NASA scientist explains why the weather is becoming more extreme
A view of the Houston skyline after heavy rains broke during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey August 29, 2017. Harvey, swirling for days off Texas and Louisiana, dumped m...
02:22 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge CyberDog is a new ominous-looking robot from Xiaomi
Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has unveiled a quadrupedal robot named CyberDog: an experimental, open-source machine that the firm says “holds unforetold possibilities.” CyberDo...
02:01 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Gaming companies should avoid predatory designs, lawmakers say
Democrats are calling on some of the largest gaming companies to better protect children by extending new UK design rules to children in the US. The regulations could ban compa...
02:00 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Join us for On The Verge: our exciting 10-year birthday party in New York City
Ten years ago, a handful of friends who wanted to build the next generation of tech coverage launched The Verge. Now, thanks to you, we’re the front page of the future with a...
02:00 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge TCL announces new 6-series and 5-series TVs that come with Google TV instead of Roku
TCL has long been the flag bearer of Roku TVs. The company’s 6-series is one of the best-performing sets you can buy for under $1,000. It features a fantastic picture with th...
01:15 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge The new Beats Studio Buds are already $20 off at Amazon and Walmart
Typically $150, Amazon and Walmart are both taking $20 off the recently-released earbuds. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge The Beats name carries quite a bit of clout...
01:07 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Xiaomi announces Mix 4 with under-display camera
Xiaomi has announced the Mix 4, the first phone in the Mi Mix series to be announced in nearly three years. The Mix phones have always been about bezel-less designs with seamle...
01:01 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Blues $50 Icepop mic brings subtle improvements to some Logitech headsets
The Icepop is compatible with the G Pro X Wireless, the G Pro X, G Pro, and Astro A40. | Image: Logitech Not content with cornering the market with its USB microphones,...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge HPs new Chromebase AiO has a screen that rotates from portrait to landscape
The HP Chromebase AiO all-in-one computer. HP has just announced three new Chrome OS-focused products: a detachable tablet, a new all-in-one, and a Works With Chromeboo...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge GameMaker Studio 2 will now let you publish on desktop, mobile, and the web for $9.99 per month
Image: YoYo Games GameMaker Studio 2, the game development software used to create indie darlings like Hyper Light Drifter and Undertale, is introducing new pricing opt...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge HP announces new detachable and all-in-one Chrome OS computers
The HP Chromebase AiO (left) and Chromebook x2 11 (right) Chrome OS computers. | Photo: HP HP is announcing two new Chrome OS computers for its consumer-focused lineup....
01:00 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Google is bringing Samsung to the Apple Watch fight
Rumored Galaxy Watches | Image: Android Headlines On Wednesday, August 11th Samsung is expected to announce a couple new smartwatches: the widely rumored Galaxy Watch 4...
12:02 pm - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Apples 2021 iPhones will reportedly have a video portrait mode
Last year’s iPhone 12. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple’s upcoming flagship iPhones, likely to be called the iPhone 13 line, will be able to automatically...
11:00 am - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Starship Technologies delivery robots are coming to more college campuses this fall
Photo: Sean O’Kane / The Verge Starship Technologies is expanding its footprint, deploying dozens of its pint-sized six-wheeled delivery robots on college campuses th...
09:44 am - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Twitters photo-cropping algorithm prefers young, beautiful, and light-skinned faces
Twitter has announced the results of an open competition to find algorithmic bias in its photo-cropping system. The company disabled automatic photo-cropping in March after exp...
04:32 am - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Samsung details new smartwatch chip ahead of Galaxy Watch 4 launch
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Samsung has announced the Exynos W920, a new processor designed for smartwatches and other wearables. The company says it’s the world...
04:01 am - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge The new Parallels 17 officially lets you run Windows 11 on your Mac
Windows 11 is coming to Macs, even those without Boot Camp. Parallels Desktop 17 will allow Mac users to experience Microsoft’s next version of Windows in a window on their M...
12:34 am - Tue, August 10, 2021
The Verge Jack Dorsey says Bitcoin will unite the world, but doesnt say how
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey, a noted superfan of Bitcoin, claimed on Monday that the cryptocurrency will eventually unite the wo...
11:06 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge A new Lamborghini Countach is coming, and it might be a hybrid
Countach LP 5000 S | Image: Remi Dargegen / Lamborghini The official announcement that “the new Lamborghini Countach is coming” aims directly at anyone who had a p...
10:44 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge More than 20 free Roku Originals will premiere Friday
Roku is putting much of its massive Quibi content haul to work beginning Friday. On August 13th, nearly two dozen Roku Originals will debut on the Roku Channel. Many have not p...
09:50 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Twitch will give streamers a bit more info on why they were banned
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitch’s suspensions are about to get a little clearer for streamers: starting on Monday, the company announced that it will i...
09:39 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge With the Olympics over, Peacock needs to figure out whats next
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge It’s been a rocky couple of weeks for Peacock. NBC positioned its streaming service as the place to go if you wanted to stream...
09:24 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Googles new Titan security key lineup wont make you choose between USB-C and NFC
Image: Google Google announced updates to its Titan security key lineup on Monday, simplifying it by removing a product and bringing NFC to all its keys. The company wi...
09:23 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge The next season of JoJos Bizarre Adventure is premiering on Netflix in December
Image: Netflix The next season of the hit anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure will premiere exclusively on Netflix in December, the company announced on Monday. The premie...
09:10 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Sony completes acquisition of Crunchyroll from AT&T
Sony officially owns AT&T’s Crunchyroll. Sony’s deal to acquire Crunchyroll was first announced in December 2020 and sees Crunchyroll join Funimation, Sony’s existing...
09:09 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Apple keeps shutting down employee-run surveys on pay equity and labor lawyers say its illegal
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The company bans surveys that include diversity data Continue reading… ...
09:04 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge SpaceX to acquire small satellite startup Swarm Technologies
36 SpaceBee smallsats launch to space aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket in January 2021, during SpaceX’s Transporter-1 mission with 107 other satellites on board. | Photo by ...
08:21 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Netflix is working on a bunch of new reality shows, and youre invited
Netflix is tripling down on its reality TV programming by renewing its most popular shows and opening up casting for future programming to anyone over the age of 18 in the US, ...
07:35 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Amazon and GoPro are suing Chinese sellers over counterfeit tripods and grips
The camera is not a counterfeit. | Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Last June, Amazon created a Counterfeit Crimes Unit to fight the knockoffs plaguing its gigantic s...
07:14 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Dish says its will launch wireless 5G service in beta at the end of September
Dish aims to cover 70% of the US population by mid-2023 with wireless service. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On an earnings call today, Dish Network execs s...
07:04 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Hackers reportedly threaten to leak data from Gigabyte ransomware attack
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Gigabyte has been the victim of a cyberattack, which was reportedly the work of a ransomware outfit called RansomEXX. According ...
06:50 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Instagram is now testing ads in the Shop tab
Image: Instagram If you thought Instagram had run out of ad real estate, think again. The company confirmed to TechCrunch today that it’s starting a new test that’l...
06:44 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Substack is getting into comics
Image: A teaser for one of James Tynion IV’s Substack projects | Michael Avon Oeming Substack is trying to put a new spin on webcomics. The newsletter platform announ...
06:29 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Facebooks updated data transfer tool can port events to Google Calendar
Image: Facebook Facebook has updated its data transfer tool, Transfer Your Information, with two new destinations for information associated with your Facebook account:...
06:25 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Senators reach deal over cryptocurrency tax reporting in infrastructure package
Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A bipartisan group of senators reached an agreement Monday on a cryptocurrency tax reporting requirement that c...
05:42 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Fantasian wraps up with part two release on August 13th
When Fantasian, a beautiful roleplaying game from Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, first debuted on Apple Arcade, it wasn’t actually the full game. Instead, it was d...
05:30 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Ariana Grandes Fortnite tour was a moment years in the making
It’s hard to overstate just how weird Fortnite is. At one point, while I was waiting for the game’s virtual Ariana Grande concert this weekend, three identical versions of ...
05:00 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Rocket Leagues next season brings changes to tournaments and a new cowboy-themed car
A new car available in Rocket League’s fourth season. | Image: Psyonix Rocket League’s fourth season kicks off on Wednesday, bringing some big changes to tournament...
04:19 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Workhorse is already redesigning its new electric van
Image: Workhorse Ohio-based startup Workhorse says it has to redesign its flagship electric van to meet customer needs, after finally getting the vehicle into productio...
04:14 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolfs new trailer teases a ton of monster-hunting action
Netflix’s anime Witcher spinoff film — The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf — is almost here, and a new full-length trailer shows off a lot more of the epic monster fightin...
04:00 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Netflixs Midnight Mass is the next horror series from the mind behind Haunting of Hill House
Image: Eike Schroter/Netflix The mind behind one of Netflix’s most unsettling shows is back with a new series. Midnight Mass is a new seven-episode show from Mike Fla...
03:39 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Harley-Davidsons custom electric chopper is up for auction, and I must have it
Serial 1, the electric bike company that spun out from Harley-Davidson last year, is making one-of-a-kind, custom-built e-bikes and auctioning them off online. The first one is...
03:37 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Microsoft brings xCloud to Windows PCs with the Xbox app
Microsoft is bringing xCloud to Windows PCs through its Xbox app today. Xbox Insiders will be able to access a new updated Xbox app with Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) built in. Mu...
02:30 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Samsung billionaire heir Jay Y. Lee gets parole, will be released from prison Friday
Jay Y. Lee, head of Samsung will be released from prison August 13th | Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images Samsung vice chairman Lee Jae-yong —known in the West as J...
01:59 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Vodafone latest UK carrier to reintroduce roaming charges in Europe after Brexit
Photo by Michael McNerney/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Vodafone has announced it will reintroduce roaming charges in Europe for UK mobile customers from Jan...
01:13 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Apples 2020 iPad Pro is $200 off at Best Buy today
The 2020 iPad Pro 12.9 | Photo by Brennan King / The Verge If you’ve been waiting for a sale on last year’s iPad Pro now that the new models have been released, tod...
01:00 pm - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge What to expect from Samsungs August Unpacked event
Image: Evan Blass on Twitter The next Galaxy Unpacked event is fast approaching on August 11th at 10AM ET / 7AM PT — but you might’ve already seen what Samsung has ...
10:52 am - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Valve is working with AMD to make the Steam Deck Windows 11-ready
Photo by Sean Hollister / The Verge Valve is aiming to make its Steam Deck handheld gaming PC ready for Windows 11. While we’ve known for weeks that the Steam Deck ca...
10:49 am - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge Apple pushes back against child abuse scanning concerns in new FAQ
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In a new FAQ, Apple has attempted to assuage concerns that its new anti-child abuse measures could be turned into surveillance t...
08:27 am - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge SteamVR beta lets you arrange desktop windows inside your virtual world
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge As of its latest beta release, Valve’s SteamVR software can add floating desktop windows inside VR games, letting you keep an ...
08:00 am - Mon, August 9, 2021
The Verge New report reveals how the climate crisis is supercharging extreme weather
A home is surrounded by floodwater after torrential rains pounded Southeast Texas following Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey on August 31, 2017 near Orange, Texas. Researche...
09:38 pm - Sun, August 8, 2021
The Verge New trailers: Venom: Let There be Carnage, Y: The Last Man, The Great, and more
Woody Harrelson and Tom Hardy star in Venom: Let There Be Carnage | Sony So in addition to watching Ted Lasso, missing Loki on Wednesdays, and keeping my Paramount Plus...
07:21 pm - Sun, August 8, 2021
The Verge Tesla will reportedly require workers at its Nevada battery factory to wear masks
Tesla will reportedly require masks as its Nevada plant | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge All Tesla workers at the company’s battery factory in Reno, Nevada w...
06:01 pm - Sun, August 8, 2021
The Verge Report finds Doximity, a social network for doctors, is riddled with anti-vaccine comments
Vaccine misinformation appears rampant on a social media site for doctors | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A social media site for doctors is seeing “hundred...
04:25 pm - Sun, August 8, 2021
The Verge Tesla Cybertruck production delayed to 2022
Tesla Cybertruck production delayed to 2022 | Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Production on Tesla’s Cybertruck, the automaker’s first electric pickup truck, has ...
02:32 pm - Sun, August 8, 2021
The Verge Go read this look at how Amazon third-party sellers pester customers who leave bad reviews
Some Amazon third-party sellers find ways to contact customers who leave bad reviews | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge When you buy something on Amazon, the e-c...
01:56 pm - Sun, August 8, 2021
The Verge ISS astronauts show off zero-gravity moves in the space Olympics which should be a real thing
Synchronized space swimming aboard the International Space Station | ESA/Thomas Pesquet The Tokyo Olympics have ended, with the closing ceremonies wrapping things up Su...
12:43 pm - Sun, August 8, 2021
The Verge Authorities in China sue Tencent over WeChats youth mode
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Prosecutors in Beijing are suing Chinese tech giant Tencent, claiming the “youth mode” on its WeChat app is against laws pro...
09:22 pm - Sat, August 7, 2021
The Verge Google reportedly planning a new Silicon Valley campus with a hardware center
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google plans another campus in Silicon Valley which will include a new center for some of its hardware products, CNBC reported. ...
08:19 pm - Sat, August 7, 2021
The Verge Riot moves League of Legends US championship from Prudential Center due to COVID-19
Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images Riot Games announced Saturday that the final two matches of the League of Legends US Championship Series (LCS), which are slated fo...
07:55 pm - Sat, August 7, 2021
The Verge WhatsApp lead and other tech experts fire back at Apples Child Safety plan
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The chorus of voices expressing concern and dismay over Apple’s new Child Safety measures grew louder over the weekend, as an ...
07:26 pm - Sat, August 7, 2021
The Verge Riot moves League of Legends US championship from Prudential Center due to COVID-19
Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images Riot Games announced Saturday that the final two matches of the League of Legends US Championship Series (LCS), which are slated fo...
05:46 pm - Sat, August 7, 2021
The Verge Unopened copy of Super Mario Bros. sells for a record $2 million
An unopened Super Mario Bros. game from 1985 sold for $2 million | Rally An anonymous buyer paid $2 million for a never-opened copy of Super Mario Bros., according to c...
04:03 pm - Sat, August 7, 2021
The Verge Major record labels sue Charter Communications again for alleged copyright infringement
Several record labels are suing an ISP for copyright infringement | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A group of major record labels has filed a new lawsuit again...
03:00 pm - Sat, August 7, 2021
The Verge Turtle Beachs Recon is a multitalented wired Xbox controller
Much more utility than your average controller Continue reading… ...
02:21 pm - Sat, August 7, 2021
The Verge Report finds Doximity, a social network for doctors, is riddled with anti-vaccine comments
Vaccine misinformation appears rampant on a social media site for doctors | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A social media site for doctors is seeing “hundred...
01:00 pm - Sat, August 7, 2021
The Verge Twitter appoints grievance officer to comply with Indias new rules
Twitter has hired a grievance officer in India | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter has appointed two new executives in India in an attempt to comply with ...
12:00 pm - Sat, August 7, 2021
The Verge Save 50 percent on Nomads MacBook and iPad cases
Nomad It’s time for another roundup of this week’s best deals. You may have already seen some of these if you’ve been keeping up with our deals coverage every day...
10:47 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge Spotify says it plans to add AirPlay 2 to its iOS app eventually
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Spotify still hasn’t added AirPlay 2 support to its iOS app — but despite the delay, it’s still “working to make [it] a ...
09:47 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge Microsofts new Xbox night mode dims your screen, controller, and power button
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is working on a new night mode for Xbox consoles. The software giant has started testing this night mode with Xbox Ins...
09:43 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge WhatsApp lead and other tech experts fire back at Apples Child Safety plan
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge WhatsApp won’t be adopting Apple’s new Child Safety measures, meant to stop the spread of child abuse imagery, according to ...
09:36 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge Amazon warehouse workers in the US are required to wear masks again
Photo by Ronny Hartmann / AFP via Getty Images Amazon informed US warehouse employees on Friday that it is once again requiring them to wear masks to work in response t...
08:24 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge Theres a better way for Facebook to resolve its fight with NYU researchers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge More and more, I find myself wondering why we built a world in which so much civic discourse takes place inside a handful of gia...
08:19 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge Dont wait up for AirPlay 2 support in the Spotify iOS app
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Spotify still hasn’t added AirPlay 2 support to its iOS app — and now, it seems like it might never happen, according to a f...
06:59 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge Razer will let you sign up to beta test its RGB face mask
Image: Razer Razer announced today that its lit-like-a-gaming-PC N95 mask has a new name and a beta program set up ahead of the planned fourth quarter launch. The futur...
06:35 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge The FCC finally made a new broadband map of the US
Image: FCC The Federal Communications Commission has launched a new map designed to show consumers what kind of cellular coverage they can expect in a given area from A...
05:26 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge SEC charges crypto exchange execs for the first time over unregistered token sales
An employee wearing a protective face mask inspects Sapphire Technology Ltd. AMD graphics processing units (GPU) at the Evobits crypto farm in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on Wednesda...
05:07 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge The best laptop you can buy in 2021
Image: William Joel/The Verge The best laptops for you, from ultraportables to high-powered editing machines Continue reading… ...
05:00 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge Valve Steam Deck hands-on: the Nintendo Switch of PC gaming
Reservations are already sold out through mid-2022 Continue reading… ...
04:31 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge Vergecast: Pixel 6 preview and Apples new system for detecting illegal imagery
Image: Google Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn discuss the week in tech news with the r...
04:01 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge Apple VP acknowledges concerns about new scanning feature in internal memo
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple’s forthcoming feature that will scan iOS devices for images of child abuse is an “important mission,” a software vic...
03:57 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge Fires are growing worse at night
Photo by Neal Waters / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The nights have gotten hotter and drier in the Western US, which is making it harder to stop wildfires. Fires bur...
03:36 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge Google considered buying some or all of Epic during Fortnite clash, court documents say
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google considered buying Epic Games as the companies sparred over Epic’s Fortnite Android app, according to newly unsealed cou...
02:13 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge New Bitcoin tax plans could stifle greener blockchain tech
Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge Ongoing efforts to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill could reshape the cryptocurrency world, as lawmakers debate new tax-r...
02:00 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge The Witchers anime spinoff keeps the bathtub, but adds a fun-loving lead
Image: Netflix Perhaps the most emblematic image of Netflix’s take on The Witcher is Henry Cavill as Geralt, giant shoulders sunken, muttering a raspy “fuck” as h...
01:38 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge Stranger Things 4 will premiere in 2022
Stranger Things season four teaser | Image: Netflix The pandemic-delayed return of Netflix’s flagship nostalgia series Stranger Things has a release window: 2022. A b...
01:23 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge LGs 27-inch QHD gaming monitor is 25 percent off at Best Buy and Amazon
Gaming monitors can be a very expensive component of building or upgrading your PC. If you don’t want to shell out $500 or more, Best Buy has an attractive deal on a monitor ...
01:00 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge The best phone plans in 2021 (and how to pick one)
Photo by Avery White for The Verge Shopping for a phone plan doesn’t have to be painful Continue reading… ...
12:00 pm - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge How to use DuckDuckGos email protection app
It’s well-known that filling in a form with your email address — say, to get a discount on a product, receive a newsletter, or get the results of a quiz — means you are g...
11:43 am - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge Microsofts Super Duper Secure Mode for Edge trades speed for better security
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft’s browser vulnerability research team is working on a mode to make the Edge browser more secure, and it’s given it...
10:38 am - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge This PS2 mod is a handheld dream come true
Image: GingerOfOz GingerOfOz, the console modder you might remember from his excellent Game Boy-sized portable Wii, is back with another home console-turned-handheld. T...
10:08 am - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge Facebooks justification for banning third-party researchers inaccurate, says FTC
Illustration by Alex Castro / Th When Facebook banned the personal accounts of academics researching ad transparency and misinformation on its platform this week, it ju...
09:42 am - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge Microsoft is integrating Spotify into a new Windows 11 focus feature
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Microsoft is planning to integrate Spotify into a new Windows 11 feature. Panos Panay, Microsoft’s head of Windows and device...
08:44 am - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge Overwatch League sponsors reevaluate support following Activision Blizzard lawsuit
Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Overwatch League sponsors Coca-Cola and State Farm are re-evaluating their support of the c...
12:03 am - Fri, August 6, 2021
The Verge The best deals on 4K TVs
The 55-inch Samsung Crystal TU-7000 is on sale at Best Buy for $450. | Image: Samsung There are a lot of 4K TVs available to choose from, complete with a wide variety o...
09:59 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge IMDb TV app finally arrives on iOS and Android
Image: IMDb TV Amazon’s free streaming service IMDb TV now has its own dedicated app for the iPhone, iPad, and Android after launching on other major platforms earlie...
08:54 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Bill Gates admits meetings with Jeffrey Epstein were a huge mistake
Image: CNN Bill Gates said that spending time with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was “a huge mistake” in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. The int...
08:46 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Tesla reportedly paid $1 million to former employee who said supervisors called him a racist slur
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A former Tesla employee won a $1 million award from the automaker after an arbitrator found the company failed to prevent his su...
08:39 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Virgin Galactic reopens ticket sales at $450K per seat
Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is reopening ticket sales for its SpaceShipTwo spaceplane, the space tourism firm an...
08:39 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Virgin Galactic reopens ticket sales starting at $450K per seat
Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is reopening ticket sales for its SpaceShipTwo spaceplane, the space tourism firm an...
08:21 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Twitter Spaces adds co-host option to help moderate and manage rooms
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is updating Spaces to allow hosts to designate up to two co-hosts for its social audio rooms, making it easier for hosts...
08:02 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Apple reveals new efforts to fight child abuse imagery
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In a briefing on Thursday afternoon, Apple confirmed plans to deploy new technology within iOS, macOS, watchOS, and iMessage tha...
07:15 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Instagram scammers figured out a way to get paid for banning people
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Instagram scammers have developed a lucrative “banning” racket, according to a new report from Motherboard. For around $60, ...
07:10 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Amazons Halo band can share your heart rate to other apps and workout equipment
Image: Amazon Amazon is updating its Halo fitness band today with the ability to share live heart rate information with third-party devices and fitness apps over BLE (B...
06:59 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge The Xbox Series X is available online now at Walmart
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Update August 5th, 3:14 PM ET: The Xbox Series X appears to be out of stock, however, as we mention below, Walmart often rolls o...
06:59 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge The Xbox Series X is available online now at Walmart (Update: sold out)
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Update August 5th, 4:07 PM ET: The Xbox Series X is no longer in stock at Walmart and the rolling restocks appear to have conclu...
06:59 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge The PS5 is available online from Walmart
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge If you haven’t been able to secure a PlayStation 5, you might be in luck. Walmart has opened orders for the PS5 (online only);...
06:59 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge The PS5 is available online from Walmart (Update: sold out)
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Update August 5th, 4:07PM ET: Walmart is sold out of PS5 consoles for the moment. We’ll make sure to let you know when the nex...
06:40 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Amazons office workers now wont return until early 2022
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon’s corporate workers won't be returning to its offices until January 2022, the company has confirmed to The Verge. This ...
06:10 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Scarlett Johanssons Black Widow lawsuit has unearthed a huge problem withstreaming
Image: Marvel Studios This summer’s biggest Hollywood attraction is a multimillion-dollar battle between two of the industry’s best-known players: Scarlett Johansso...
05:40 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Microsoft is creating a single OneNote for Windows app with a visual refresh
The new OneNote visual refresh. | Image: Microsoft Microsoft is planning to unify its OneNote and OneNote for Windows 10 apps into a single OneNote app. The software ma...
05:38 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge The best gaming laptops in 2021: seven laptops to get your game on
Our top picks from Asus, MSI, Razer, and more. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales/ The Verge The best gaming laptop at every size and price Continue reading&h...
04:55 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Apple will reportedly scan photos stored on iPhones and iCloud for child abuse imagery
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple plans to scan photos stored on iPhones and iCloud for child abuse imagery, according the Financial Times. The new system could h...
04:55 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Apple will scan photos stored on iPhones and iCloud for child abuse imagery
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Update August 5th, 3:21PM ET: Apple has announced more about what the Financial Times reported and revealed new tools coming to iMessa...
04:45 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge A recall of Philips respiratory devices has left users stranded
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Over a month after the recall, people who rely on ventilators, CPAPs, and BiPAPs are unsure what to do Continue read...
04:28 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Heres a closer look at Apples canceled AirPower wireless charger
A working Apple AirPower prototype unit. | Image: Giulio Zompetti Apple’s AirPower wireless charger was supposed to arrive with the unique ability to charge an iPhone...
04:15 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge AMDs Ryzen 5000 processors with integrated graphics are now available to buy
In April, AMD announced versions of its Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs with integrated graphics cards, but it only made them available for prebuilt OEM systems, promising that it woul...
04:00 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Free Guy is like a AAA game: fun, goofy, and doing narrative backflips to make a guy the lead
Photo by Alan Markfield In Free Guy, Millie (Jodie Comer) is a game developer on the outs working to prove that publisher Antwan (a strutting Taika Waititi) illegally s...
02:12 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Moderna says a third shot of its COVID-19 vaccine may be needed to protect against variants
Moderna says a third shot of its COVID-19 may be needed against variants | Photo by Ivan Damanik/NurPhoto via Getty Images Pharmaceutical company Moderna said its COVID...
02:00 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Nothing Ear 1 earbuds review: almost something
Standout design, noise cancellation, and wireless charging for $99 Continue reading… ...
01:58 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Amazon launches new resale programs to cut down warehouse waste
Staff label and package items in the on-site dispatch hall inside one of Britain’s largest Amazon warehouses in Dunfermline, Fife. | Photo by Jane Barlow/PA Images via Getty ...
01:20 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge A three-pack of Google Wifi mesh routers is just $150 at Amazon
If you have a solid internet connection, you owe it to yourself to get a mesh Wi-Fi system. It’ll help to cover more of your apartment or home in fast Wi-Fi. You can get Goog...
01:00 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Lyfts $20 per month membership program gets new bike-share benefits and an annual plan
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Lyft is boosting its $19.99-per-month Lyft Pink membership program with new bike-share benefits and an annual option that’s ch...
01:00 pm - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Googles new Nest cameras and doorbell have lower prices and more smarts
The new Nest Cam | Photo: Google Google has announced a new line of home security cameras and a video doorbell under its Nest brand. The new models, which include an in...
11:00 am - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Yelp will let businesses list their vaccination policies
Users can search via the new attributes. | Image: Yelp Yelp will let businesses share their policies on COVID-19 vaccinations, the company announced today. There are a ...
10:42 am - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Facebooks ban of third-party researchers deeply concerning
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook is being criticized by politicians and researchers for banning the accounts of academics who analyzed political ads and...
09:40 am - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Asus releases Windows 11-ready BIOS updates with automatic TPM support
Asus is making a range of its motherboards ready for Windows 11. The motherboard manufacturer has released BIOS updates for a variety of chipsets, including ones that support I...
09:14 am - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson is writing a book about Elon Musk, says Elon Musk
Musk has an interesting relationship with his self-image, as evidenced by his appearance on SNL as Wario. | Image: SNL Like most of the super-rich, Elon Musk has one e...
09:00 am - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Biden wants half of new cars sold in 2030 to be hybrid or all-electric
President Biden at an event before the launch of the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning in May 2021. | Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images President Biden wants ...
08:06 am - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Nintendo profits decline year-on-year as Switch hits 89 million sold
Illustrations by Alex Castro / The Verge Nintendo has released its earnings for the April-June quarter, and while the figures would normally be strong for what’s usua...
01:17 am - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge American Airlines will let you watch 30 minutes of TikTok in the air for free
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Free TikTok has arrived on some of American Airlines’ flights, according to a press release put out by the company (via CNET). Passen...
12:43 am - Thu, August 5, 2021
The Verge Draw like its 1989 with this Kid Pix web app
Kid Pix, an iconic piece of kid-friendly desktop art software, has been ported to Javascript and HTML by Vikrum Nijjar. The web version of Kid Pix is based one the original 1.0...
11:17 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge iOS 15 may give the iPhones camera an upgrade: fewer green flares
The latest version of Apple’s iOS 15 beta seems to be making subtle improvements to photos by processing out the green lens flares that can show up in outdoor pictures (via 9...
11:09 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Facebook streamlines the settings page on mobile
The old Facebook settings page compared to the new one on mobile. | Image: Facebook Facebook is streamlining the settings page on mobile in a new redesign that’s roll...
10:27 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Job alert: Spaceport Mixologist
Two since-destroyed Starship prototypes stand erect at SpaceX’s Boca Chica, Texas Starship facilities. | Elon Musk Elon Musk’s SpaceX is seeking a “Spaceport Mixo...
09:18 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Apple places female engineering program manager on administrative leave after tweeting about sexism in the office
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has placed senior engineering program manager Ashley Gjøvik on indefinite administrative leave after she tweeted about se...
09:15 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge The Playdates first season of games wont hit every handheld at the same time
Photo: Panic One of the most intriguing aspects of Panic’s Playdate — besides its lovely crank — is the unique game delivery method that will bring 24 free games ...
08:54 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge This Flo Rida Roblox Amazon TikTok ad is fake but amazing
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Wednesday, a surreal TikTok ad from an advertiser posing as Amazon confused users into thinking the e-commerce giant was taki...
08:49 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge NYT crossword puzzle no longer works in third-party apps, crosses puzzle solvers
Photo by Clive Gee - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images People will no longer be able to play the digital version of The New York Times daily crossword puzzle in thir...
08:39 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge The best deals on true wireless earbuds right now
Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge When it comes to true wireless earbuds, there are a ton of brands and products to choose from. Whether you enjoy the unconventional d...
08:12 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Peloton is updating its treadmills to again be useful without a subscription
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Peloton owners will again be able to use their treadmills without a subscription to the Peloton All-Access Membership, accor...
07:58 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge TikTok is testing a Snapchat-style stories feature
Image: Matt Navara / Twitter On a long enough timeline, every social media app trends to adding stories, and now it’s apparently TikTok’s turn: the popular video ap...
07:28 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Amazons new MMO delayed for the fourth time, but this time by just one month
A screenshot from Amazon’s New World. | Image: Amazon Amazon Games has delayed New World, its upcoming MMO, from August 31st to September 28th, the studio announced o...
07:09 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Facebook can project your eyes onto a VR headset, and its exactly as uncanny as it sounds
Facebook Reality Labs Facebook Reality Labs wants to help people see your eyes while you’re in virtual reality — even if the results sit somewhere between mildly un...
07:00 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge HBO Max is getting its own exclusive podcasts, starting with Batman
Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO The HBO Max team wants its app to not just be the place people find big movie premieres but podcasts, too. The company announced...
06:54 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Googles Tensor chip is only the first step toward truly great Pixel phones
Photo: Sundar Pichai / Twitter Google’s Pixel 6 is shaping up to be the company’s most ambitious smartphone in years, largely due to the new, custom-designed Tensor...
06:35 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Disneys Star Wars hotel is just like Westworld: only for the wealthy
Disney has been teasing its upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel for years now, promising an almost Westworld-style immersive experience (complete with “real” lig...
06:30 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Here are the best Kindle deals right now
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge When it comes to finding a device to use to read your ebooks, you have a few options to choose from. You can always buy a ta...
06:21 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Sonys next-gen PSVR was reportedly detailed at a developer summit
Sony’s original PSVR. More and more details for Sony’s planned next-generation PlayStation virtual reality headset appear to be popping up. According to YouTube cha...
05:59 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Colleges across the US and Canada are adopting virtual student IDs
The University of Alabama will be the first school to exclusively issue mobile student IDs this fall. | ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images Apple Wallet has ...
05:47 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Reconciliation could create a new kind of climate job
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks at a press conference urging the inclusion of the Civilian Climate Corps., a climate jobs program, in the budget reconciliation...
05:43 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Buying an Oculus headset to help get your Facebook account back is a risky move
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Some Facebook users stymied by the company’s seemingly impenetrable support channels have turned to an interesting — and...
05:40 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge New York Auto Show canceled as delta variant spreads
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The 2021 New York International Auto Show has been canceled as the delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread throughout ...
04:16 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Gmail 101: How to increase the time you have to unsend an email
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge If you’ve ever hit “Send” on a Gmail email and regretted it ten seconds later, you’ll know how handy — even necessary ...
04:00 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Code for America employees are unionizing
Employees at Code for America (CFA) announced today they are unionizing with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 1010. Organizers say 62 peo...
03:50 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Ghost of Tsushimas multiplayer mode is getting new content and a standalone release
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends’ new Rivals mode. | Image: Sony Ghost of Tsushima’s multiplayer mode, Legends, is getting some new free content and a standalone release,...
03:05 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Final Fantasy VII Remake for PS4 and PS5 is half off through August 19th
Image: Square Enix If you haven’t yet played the Final Fantasy VII Remake, now is a good time to jump in since you can get the game for up to half off its usual cost....
03:00 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Floods endanger millions more people than previously estimated
 Aerial view of rescue team using inflatable rafts evacuate residents from flooded area after heavy downpour, on July 26, 2021 in Weihui, Xinjiang City, Henan Province of ...
02:00 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Samsungs stripped down Tab S7 FE comes to the US starting at $529
The Tab S7 FE comes with a stylus in the box. | Image: Samsung Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 FE is officially coming to the US starting on Thursday for the 5G version with ...
02:00 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge PowerAs Fusion Pro is an enthusiast Switch controller that wont enthuse everyone
Customization aplenty, but the omissions are hard to ignore Continue reading… ...
01:50 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Slim keyboards for your iPad, Xbox accessories, and more are discounted today
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge If you plan to get some typing done on your iPad, Apple’s Smart Keyboard might be a good accessory to pick up. Right now, it’s $11...
01:00 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Nissan cuts starting price of its electric Leaf to under $30,000
The entry-level Nissan Leaf now starts at $27,400. | Image: Nissan Nissan’s Leaf 2022 range starts at just $27,400, making it the cheapest mass market electric car cu...
12:30 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge How to (hopefully) restore your Gmail account if you lose access
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Losing access to your Google / Gmail account can be an incredibly frustrating and unhappy experience. When researching this arti...
12:24 pm - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Sonys $499 PS5 is no longer selling at a loss
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Sony’s $499 PlayStation 5 console is no longer selling at a loss. Bloomberg reports that Sony chief financial officer Hiroki Totoki ...
11:08 am - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Facebook bans academics who researched ad transparency and misinformation on Facebook
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook has banned the personal accounts of academics who researched ad transparency and the spread of misinformation on the so...
11:00 am - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge The PS5 worked fine with the slowest compatible SSD we could find
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge If your PS5 is already running out of speedy solid state storage, there’s a fix on the way. Sony’s new beta update for the PS5 all...
10:24 am - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Microsoft pauses free Windows 365 cloud PC trials after significant demand
Image: Microsoft Microsoft launched its new cloud PC Windows 365 service earlier this week, and the company has already had to pause free trials due to demand. Windows ...
03:00 am - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Oppo announces next-generation under-display selfie camera
A prototype phone with Oppo’s latest under-screen camera tech. | Oppo Oppo has announced the latest iteration of its under-screen camera technology, claiming it allow...
12:38 am - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Street Fighters Guile and Cammy are coming to Fortnite
Street Fighter’s Cammy and Guile in Fortnite. | Image: Epic Games Epic Games is adding two more Street Fighter icons to Fortnite. Playable Chun-Li and Ryu skins were ...
12:14 am - Wed, August 4, 2021
The Verge Apple launches big redesign of its online store
Apple’s new Apple Store layout. | Image: Apple The Apple Store was mysteriously down on Tuesday for just about an hour, but it has emerged from the downtime with a br...
11:51 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge T-Mobile confirms it will shut down Sprints LTE network next year
T-Mobile has wasted no time consolidating Sprint’s network and spectrum with its own. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge As reported by Light Reading and confi...
11:46 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge AT&T has officially spun off DirecTV, which is now its own business
Photo Illustration by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images AT&T announced earlier this year that it would spin its video properties DirecTV, AT&T TV, and...
11:21 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge SpaceXs Starlink app gets big update to help find clear sky
Photo by Joey Roulette / The Verge SpaceX’s Starlink mobile app got a refreshing upgrade this week that makes it easier to find clear patches of sky and monitor conne...
11:10 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Google leaks unannounced Nest security cameras on its own online store
An image from Google’s online store that shows off a new Nest Cam and Nest Doorbell. | Image: Google Google has apparently leaked some unannounced Nest security camer...
10:33 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Here are the best iPad deals right now
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Deals on Apple’s iPad are more common than you might think. Whether you’re after the affordable iPad, the high-end iPad Pro, or so...
10:04 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge HBO Max looks to woo new subscribers with free episodes
HBO Max is offering free content to potential users. | Image: HBO Max HBO Max is offering free episodes to potential new subscribers in-app and free of charge so they c...
10:01 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge The PS5 SSD buying guide
Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Sony released its first PS5 software beta last Thursday, and with it came the much-anticipated support for adding an M.2 SSD, letting yo...
10:00 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge WhatsApp launches its View Once disappearing photos and videos
Image: WhatsApp WhatsApp is rolling out its “View Once” feature today, which deletes photos or videos from your chat after they’ve been opened by the recipient. W...
09:55 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Snapchat knows when you were born if you used it to check your horoscope
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Despite how things may seem, Snapchat hasn’t learned your birthday or birthplace on its own — you likely told it yourself. T...
09:09 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Nikola shows its truck going uphill, for a change
Just five days after Nikola founder Trevor Milton was indicted, in part, for allegedly misleading investors with footage of a moving truck that was secretly rolling downhill, t...
08:57 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Blizzards head of HR is out
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Blizzard president J. Allen Brack isn’t the only executive leaving the company today after presiding over a culture now accuse...
08:52 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Intel leak reveals Thunderbolt 5 could offer 80Gbps USB-C ports
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Thunderbolt 4 is still relatively early on, but that isn’t stopping Intel from working on its next version of the connecti...
08:07 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Here are the best Amazon Echo deals right now
The Echo Show 5 (left), Echo Show 8 (middle), and the Echo Show (right). | Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge When it comes to the Echo smart speakers, Amazon has a slew ...
07:58 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge NYCs Key vaccination requirement for indoor dining can be met with an app
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Today, NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio announced details of the “Key to NYC Pass,” a plan to require proof of vaccination against C...
07:52 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge New DaBaby tie-in discovered in Fortnite update, Epic declines to comment on it
Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images Epic Games only released the v17.30 update for Fortnite early Tuesday morning, but data miners have apparently found a new file within i...
07:46 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Waze now lets you use Master Chiefs voice as your guide
Master Chief can now tell you when to turn left or continue straight, thanks to Microsoft and Google teaming up to add Halo Infinite-themed content inside Waze. The promotion w...
07:46 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge OtterBoxs latest gaming clip jumps aboard the MagSafe train
Image: OtterBox OtterBox’s latest gaming controller clip is MagSafe-compatible for iPhone 12 devices, and it costs $39.99. Compared to its previous $30 gaming clip th...
06:55 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge SEC chair calls for more power to regulate cryptocurrency
On Tuesday, chair of the US Securities and Exchange Commission Gary Gensler called on Congress to expand the agency’s authority in regulating cryptocurrency trading, lending,...
06:28 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Apple updates Mac Pro GPUs with new AMD Radeon options
Photo by Avery White for The Verge Apple is updating to the Mac Pro with new graphics card modules on Tuesday, featuring options based on the AMD Radeon Pro W6000 serie...
05:37 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Proposed federal standard would require cars to prevent or limit operation by impaired drivers
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Sunday, a bipartisan group of Senators published draft text of a massive new bipartisan infrastructure bill, proposing more t...
05:17 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge New Chromebooks will now have Google Meet installed by default
Here’s the Google Meet app on Chrome OS. | Google With Chrome OS’s latest update, Google has announced that its Google Meet app will be preinstalled on all Chromebo...
05:00 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Netflix documentary Countdown will follow SpaceXs first civilian mission
Image: Inspiration4/John Kraus The first “all-civilian” mission to space is set to blast off on a SpaceX rocket in mid-September, and the process of getting those a...
05:00 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Fandango chooses Vudu as the way forward for its streaming business
Image: Fandango Fandango has announced that it will phase out the branding of its “FandangoNOW” streaming service and focus on Vudu as its lone app for rentals and ...
04:44 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Microsofts newest Xbox controller is a dazzling blue and has rubber side grips
Microsoft’s new Aqua Shift Special Edition Xbox controller. | Image: Microsoft Microsoft has just revealed its newest Xbox controller — the Aqua Shift Special Editi...
04:08 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Boeing postpones its Starliner mission after detecting a technical issue
Photo by Aubrey Gemignani /NASA via Getty Images Boeing postponed the test launch of its uncrewed Starliner astronaut capsule on Tuesday, the company said in a statemen...
04:00 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge YouTube creators can now get $10,000 per month for making Shorts
Image: YouTube YouTube will pay creators up to $10,000 per month for making popular videos on its TikTok competitor, YouTube Shorts. The company plans to pay $100 milli...
04:00 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge YouTube chief product officer Neal Mohan on the algorithm, monetization, and the future for creators
Photo Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge A peek behind the curtain at the creator economy and what’s next for YouTube Shorts Continue reading&hel...
04:00 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Google Maps on iOS is finally getting a dark mode
Google Maps’ dark mode on iOS. | Image: Google Google Maps will finally be getting a dark mode on iOS, nearly two years after Apple rolled out dark mode as part of iO...
03:41 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Microsoft will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter buildings in the US
Microsoft has informed employees that it will require proof of vaccination for anyone entering a Microsoft building in the US starting in September. Employees who have a medica...
03:36 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Get the Xbox Wireless headset and controller together and save $25
Photo by Cameron Faulkner / The Verge Online retailer Antonline is hosting bundles that include Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless Headset and one of the new first-party Xbox ...
03:28 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge HBO Max is now available on LG smart TVs in the US
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Having already brought it to pretty much every other streaming device and platform, today WarnerMedia announced that HBO Max is ...
02:31 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge You can get a Touch ID-equipped Magic Keyboard without buying a whole iMac now
It’s taken a few months, but Apple is now selling the new, Touch ID-equipped version of its Magic Keyboard for anyone to buy, starting at $149 for the standard version and $1...
01:57 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge The infrastructure deal could create pipelines for captured CO2
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) walks back to his office after a bipartisan group of Senators and White House officials came to an agreement over the Biden adm...
01:51 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Lenovos Tab P11 Pro with an OLED screen is just $310 at eBay
Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge There are a smattering of deals happening across the web. Some products we’ve covered are seeing some of the lowest prices yet. Like ...
01:18 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Crime-tracking app Citizen now includes a premium-priced safety help line
Citizen The crime-tracking app Citizen is now launching its own emergency response service, promising access to agents who can call 911 or keep tabs on a potentially da...
01:15 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Sri Lankas cannabis-seekers are gathering on Facebook
Illustration by Ari Liloan for The Verge Facebook groups have become a gray market for the country’s weed dealers Continue reading… ...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Watch Boeing launch its astronaut capsule to space
Boeing’s Starliner capsule sits atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket | NASA/Kim Shiflett Boeing is set to launch its Starliner astronaut capsule to the Intern...
01:00 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Amazon and Best Buys latest Fire TVs have a sleeker design and better HDR
Image: Amazon Amazon and Best Buy are continuing on with their TV partnership that started three years ago. Today, the companies announced new Insignia and Toshiba TVs ...
12:36 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Blizzard president J. Allen Brack is out after sexual harassment suit, employee walkout
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In the last week or so, we’ve learned about the state of California filing a lawsuit against Blizzard citing numerous stories ...
12:30 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Realme launches MagDart magnetic wireless charging devices
As The Verge reported last week, Realme is working on a magnetic wireless charging system for its Android phones, and today it’s revealed a full range of products that’ll u...
12:03 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Twitter to work with AP and Reuters to provide more context around disputed topics
Twitter’s added context for content on its platform. | Image: Twitter Twitter is working with news agencies the Associated Press and Reuters to more proactively comba...
12:00 pm - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge HP is flooding the zone with seven new gaming monitors
The X34 1440p monitor sits in the middle of the fleet of new models. | HP HP has gone on a tear and announced seven new gaming monitors in its X lineup, featuring a ran...
11:07 am - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Amazons drone delivery program one gigantic oversell, says report into UK operation
Amazon’s delivery drones have gone through many iterations, including the design above. | Image: Amazon A new report from Wired into Amazon’s drone delivery progra...
10:09 am - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Xiaomi overtakes Samsung to take top spot in European phone shipments in Q2 2021
The Xiaomi Mi 11 offers similar features to Samsung’s S21 ultra for much less money. | Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is continuing ...
09:34 am - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Amazon will give you a whole $10 for your palm print
Amazon One identifies unique patterns in your palm to confirm payments in Amazon stores. | Image: Amazon Amazon is offering $10 in credit if you enroll your biometric ...
09:21 am - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge This $55 Amazon Smart Soap Dispenser is dumber than a box of rocks
Not everything needs Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Case in point is Amazon’s new Smart Soap Dispenser, the latest let’s-stick-a-chip-in-it replacement for ordinary objects. And becau...
09:21 am - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge This $55 Amazon Smart Soap Dispenser is dumb as dirt
Not everything needs Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Case in point is Amazon’s new Smart Soap Dispenser, the latest let’s-stick-a-chip-in-it replacement for ordinary objects. And becau...
08:50 am - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates have officially divorced
Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates in 2019. | Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates filed for divorce on May 3rd a...
08:25 am - Tue, August 3, 2021
The Verge Spotify is testing a less restrictive ad-supported tier costing $0.99 a month
‘Unlimited skips and on-demand listening’ for $0.99 a month. | Screenshot: Spotify Spotify Plus is a new $0.99 subscription tier being piloted by the streaming serv...
11:02 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge The best deals on MacBooks right now
MacBook Air (late-2020). With multiple configurations and various models to choose from, including some equipped with Apple’s new M1 processor, finding a deal on a Ma...
10:59 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge NLRB officer says Amazon violated US labor law
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge An initial assessment from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has recommended workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer,...
10:59 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge Theres now a subscription service for college textbooks
Pearson Pearson, the largest publisher of college textbooks in the US, has announced Pearson Plus, a new subscription service for digital textbooks. The Pearson Plus ap...
10:30 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge Vizios free streaming service WatchFree Plus gets a new look and more channels
Vizio’s free streaming service WatchFree Plus. | Image: Vizio Vizio has revamped its WatchFree streaming experience, given it a brand new look, and tacked a “plus...
09:35 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge Here are the best Apple Watch deals right now
The Product Red edition of the Series 6 is one of many Apple Watches currently on sale. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Thinking about picking up a new Apple Watch?...
09:16 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge Facebook is requiring all US employees to wear masks in offices
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook announced on Monday that all employees will be required to wear masks when offices reopen. The policy goes into effect ...
08:19 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge Here are the best AirPods deals you can get right now
Apple’s AirPods Pro wireless earbuds | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Apple’s AirPods are among the most popular headphones on the market. Both the AirPods and Ai...
08:10 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge Microsoft is ready to rent Windows 365 cloud PCs for as little as $20 per month
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Today Microsoft opened availability for Windows 365, the cloud PC setup that lets businesses stream Windows 10 or Windows 11 via...
08:05 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge The pandemic is over in Pokmon Go for players from New Zealand and the US
James Bareham / The Verge Niantic reverted some of the pandemic-era changes made to Pokémon Go in the US and New Zealand on Sunday, including reducing the distance you...
07:41 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge Twitchs new ads are way less disruptive
One type of the new Twitch ads looks like a banner ad. | Image: Twitch Twitch is experimenting with a new type of ad format for streamers that appears to be much less d...
07:39 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge Twitter adds third-party signup with Apple or Google
Twitter has introduced third-party login support, letting users create accounts and log in to the social network with their Apple or Google accounts (via 9to5Mac). Currently, t...
07:03 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge Amazons Lord of the Rings series will premiere in September 2022
The first image from Amazon’s yet-untitled Lord of the Rings series. | Image: Amazon Studios One of Amazon’s most anticipated originals to date, a yet-unnamed Lord ...
05:56 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge The shadow of the chip shortage is looming over techs big quarter
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tech earnings this quarter were, to the surprise of no one, high. But amid the record-settling revenues, the looming specter of ...
04:47 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge Lets all finally post a fleet
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is yeeting Fleets, its Stories-like ephemeral posts, on August 3rd, meaning that depending on when you read this, you ma...
04:33 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge A man violated a restraining order by renaming his estranged wifes Napster playlists
Photo by Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images An Ohio man harassed his estranged wife through a shared Napster account, evading a no-contact order by changing th...
04:19 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge Twitter verifies fake Cormac McCarthy account (again)
Cormac McCarthy at the premiere of the film adaptation of his novel The Road in 2009. | Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage Twitter’s verification process is notoriously...
04:00 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge This is the Pixel 6
Google’s new Pixel 6 phones, regular and Pro | Google Google’s new Tensor SoC is the heart of its next phone Continue reading… ...
03:56 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge Senate negotiators release bipartisan infrastructure bill
On Sunday, a bipartisan group of senators released their over $1 trillion infrastructure package after weeks of negotiations. As written, the bill authorizes over $500 billion ...
03:44 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge Microsoft director with intelligence background will lead the White Houses space council
The White House’s core space policy body will be led by Chirag Parikh, a veteran intelligence official and senior director for Microsoft’s space-based cloud services, Vice ...
03:00 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge 8BitDo adds Xbox media remotes to its lineup of excellent console accessories
The remotes will ship in September. | Image: 8BitDo 8BitDo has a new pair of officially licensed media remotes for the Xbox Series X, Series S, and the Xbox One, which ...
02:21 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge R2-D2 is officially a Tamagotchi digital pet now, two decades too late
R2-D2 — Star Wars’ beloved droid — is now officially a Tamagotchi toy, letting you take a pocket-sized, pixelated virtual pet version of the iconic astromech with you whe...
02:11 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge Govees excellent TV backlight kit is even more affordable today
Govee’s Immersion TV LED backlights can elevate your TV watching experience by syncing its lights to what’s on your 55-inch or 65-inch screen. The effect makes it look like...
01:20 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge Libertarians built a crypto mecca in Keene, New Hampshire then feds tore it down
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Libertarians built a Bitcoin economy in a small New Hampshire town — then feds tore it down Continue reading&he...
01:00 pm - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge The Nod hosts ditch Spotify to relaunch their original show
Photo: For Colored Nerds hosts Eric Eddings and Brittany Luse | SiriusXM/Stitcher The co-hosts of The Nod are back, and this time, they’ve separated from Gimlet Media...
09:56 am - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge YouTube Premium Lite subscription offers ad-free viewing for less
Premium Lite offers ad-free viewing at a lower price. | Screenshot: YouTube Google is piloting a more affordable premium subscription tier for YouTube that offers ad-fr...
06:26 am - Mon, August 2, 2021
The Verge Super Nintendo Worlds Donkey Kong zone may already be under construction
The door that may lead to Super Nintendo World’s Donkey Kong-themed area. | Photo by Sam Byford / The Verge Super Nintendo World, the Super Mario-themed area of Unive...
11:34 pm - Sun, August 1, 2021
The Verge Google soon wont let you sign in on very old Android devices
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge If you still have a device running Android 2.3.7 (the final version of Gingerbread) or older, Google won’t let you sign in to...
10:45 pm - Sun, August 1, 2021
The Verge Square to buy Afterpay, which offers a buy now, pay later service, for $29 billion in stock
Somebody using a Square product on their phone. | Image: Square Square plans to acquire Australian company Afterpay, which offers a “buy now, pay later” service tha...
08:38 pm - Sun, August 1, 2021
The Verge Leaked Galaxy Watch photos show Samsung and Googles new smartwatch OS on an actual device
Photos of the rumored Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. | Image: 91mobiles We’re a little over a week away from Samsung’s next Unpacked event, but new photos from 91m...
06:09 pm - Sun, August 1, 2021
The Verge Ariana Grande is headlining Fortnites next concert series
Image: Epic Games Last week, Epic Games teased that a “record-breaking superstar” would be performing in Fortnite’s upcoming Rift Tour concert series, and now we ...
05:41 pm - Sun, August 1, 2021
The Verge Jungle Cruise earned a third of its opening revenues from Disney Plus
Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in Disney’s Jungle Cruise. | Image: Disney Disney’s Jungle Cruise debuted in theaters and as a Disney Plus Premier Access title this ...
01:00 pm - Sun, August 1, 2021
The Verge Elite students are debating hot-button issues on an invite-only TikTok clone
Illustration by Ari Liloan for The Verge To combat online polarization, Polemix aims to make young people ‘listen to the outside’ Continue reading&hellip...
08:45 pm - Sat, July 31, 2021
The Verge Latest IDC numbers reiterate Apples dominance of tablet market
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Earlier this week during Apple’s earnings call, CEO Tim Cook said that the iPad had experienced its most successful June quarter in ...
07:00 pm - Sat, July 31, 2021
The Verge Google pairs Stadia Controller and Chromecast as $100 play and watch bundle
Image: Google Google has recently been selling a combo-package of the Stadia Controller and 2020 Chromecast as a limited-time promotion. But as spotted by 9to5Google, t...
05:35 pm - Sat, July 31, 2021
The Verge Thanks to the Rickroll, Never Gonna Give You Up hits 1 billion YouTube plays
Photo by Bernd Muller/Redferns The official video for Rick Astley’s 1987 hit “Never Gonna Give You Up” has surpassed 1 billion plays on YouTube. The song became a...
04:00 pm - Sat, July 31, 2021
The Verge A starter pack of Nanoleafs stunning canvas panels is $50 off at Costco today
Nanoleaf’s canvas light panels are easy to set up and can display more than 16 million colors. | Image: Nanoleaf If you like your lighting to be on the adventurous si...
02:30 pm - Sat, July 31, 2021
The Verge Telegrams group video calls can now have up to 1,000 viewers
Image: Telegram Telegram has announced the latest new features and improvements making their way to the popular messaging app. Video is the focus this time around. Afte...
01:00 pm - Sat, July 31, 2021
The Verge K-pops fandom platforms are changing what it means to be an idol
Illustration by Ari Liloan for The Verge Digital fan clubs are turning into single-purpose social networks Continue reading… ...