Category: Technollogy

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Thirty Flights of Loving shows how little we know about story in games

Thirty Flights of Loving shows how little we know about story in games

It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play ...
Holograms, campfire horror stories, and OK Go: the best VR and AR from the Tribeca Film Festival

Holograms, campfire horror stories, and OK Go: the best VR and AR from the Tribeca Film Festival

Virtual reality hasn’t changed the world the way its creators hoped — at least, not yet. But it’s gotten a lot of traction in a slightly unexpected ...
Snow, the Korean Snapchat clone, now has its own version of Animoji

Snow, the Korean Snapchat clone, now has its own version of Animoji

If you’re over Snapchat because of the countless redesigns and re-redesigns but Instagram’s filters don’t tickle your fancy, there’s a Korean app c ...
The hardest part of preparing for disasters is overcoming human nature

The hardest part of preparing for disasters is overcoming human nature

The worst disaster in California’s history wasn’t an earthquake, or a fire, or a drought — it was a flood that killed thousands, wiped out mines an ...
Inside the climate change lawsuit pitting Big Oil against San Francisco and Oakland

Inside the climate change lawsuit pitting Big Oil against San Francisco and Oakland

On May 24th, the line outside of Courtroom 12 at the United States District Court in San Francisco was dense enough that two lawyers behind me worr ...
How sensors are giving us another way to peek inside our bodies

How sensors are giving us another way to peek inside our bodies

The bacteria, molecules, and chemicals in our bodies hold important clues about our health, and scientists are creating sensors that can tap into t ...
US space startup Rocket Lab sets new date for first commercial launch

US space startup Rocket Lab sets new date for first commercial launch

US spaceflight startup Rocket Lab has scheduled new dates for its first commercial rocket launch — a mission dubbed “It’s Business Time.” The compa ...
Major US news websites are going down in Europe as GDPR goes into effect

Major US news websites are going down in Europe as GDPR goes into effect

The European Union’s new GDPR privacy rules came into effect today, but it seems that some organizations didn’t meet the deadline to comply with th ...
After Solo: A Star Wars Story, spend half an hour in Paul Feig’s Other Space

After Solo: A Star Wars Story, spend half an hour in Paul Feig’s Other Space

There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you c ...
Everything you need to stream TV

Everything you need to stream TV

Everything is streaming nowadays. The Oscars. The Super Bowl. Your favorite TV show. The latest Star Wars. (Well, eventually.) People are increasin ...
I visited Netflix’s Terrace House, and here’s what I saw

I visited Netflix’s Terrace House, and here’s what I saw

Slow-burning Japanese reality show Terrace House returned to Netflix screens worldwide this week with the release of Part 2 of Opening New Doors, t ...
YouTube Music Review – The Verge

YouTube Music Review – The Verge

YouTube Music, the video service’s first full-fledged music streaming offering is here, and it’s surprisingly great. At first glance, it’s largely ...
How to enable Reddit dark mode

How to enable Reddit dark mode

Reddit is finally rolling out a top requested feature among users: native dark mode. In a blog post, the company said the desktop Night Mode theme ...
The Nvidia Shield gets a new UI with Android Oreo update

The Nvidia Shield gets a new UI with Android Oreo update

The Nvidia Shield is one of the more popular options for Android TV set-top boxes, and its usefulness continues to escalate as it finally gets an A ...
YouTube brings its messaging feature to the web

YouTube brings its messaging feature to the web

Because we have not yet reached peak messaging on Google products, YouTube is now bringing its previously mobile-only messaging feature to the web. ...
BlackBerry teaser shows the KEY2 Android phone with dual cameras

BlackBerry teaser shows the KEY2 Android phone with dual cameras

The BlackBerry KEY2 is the latest business-oriented Android smartphone from the company, teased in the below video and uploaded to YouTube today. T ...
Facebook disclosure requirements for political ads take effect in the United States today

Facebook disclosure requirements for political ads take effect in the United States today

Facebook’s new rules regarding disclosures for political ads take effect in the United States today, requiring election-related and issue ads to in ...
How fake drugs can make you sicker — even if you never take them

How fake drugs can make you sicker — even if you never take them

From fake malaria drugs to herbal supplements filled with stimulants, counterfeit medicine is everywhere. The problem is hard to track, it spans th ...
Joonas Suotamo says the best part of playing Chewbacca in Solo: A Star Wars story was getting to run

Joonas Suotamo says the best part of playing Chewbacca in Solo: A Star Wars story was getting to run

When 31-year-old Finnish actor Joonas Suotamo first stepped into the role of Star Wars’ towering, hairy Wookie character Chewbacca for 2015’s The F ...
Now is the perfect time to start watching The Expanse

Now is the perfect time to start watching The Expanse

Earlier this month, the Syfy channel canceled The Expanse, prompting fans to petition streaming services such as Amazon and Netflix to save the sho ...
Uber self-driving car saw pedestrian but didn’t brake before fatal crash, feds say

Uber self-driving car saw pedestrian but didn’t brake before fatal crash, feds say

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its preliminary report into the fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber vehicle in Tempe ...
A brief history of Star Wars fanfic and a beloved, queer ’ship

A brief history of Star Wars fanfic and a beloved, queer ’ship

In 1997, almost a decade before the founding of Archive of Our Own, one of the longest-running, dedicated fan fiction sites, Laura Shapiro and Hal, ...
Westworld’s digital marketing is giving fans sneak peeks at the show’s biggest secrets

Westworld’s digital marketing is giving fans sneak peeks at the show’s biggest secrets

Warning: mild spoilers below for the first five episodes of Westworld season 2, including the promotional teaser for episode 6. For most of the peo ...
Airbnb’s new Travel Stories feature lets people show off videos from their trip

Airbnb’s new Travel Stories feature lets people show off videos from their trip

The increasingly popular “stories” format has infiltrated yet another app: Airbnb. The company quietly launched a new feature called Travel Stories ...
The TicWatch Pro uses a transparent second display to save power

The TicWatch Pro uses a transparent second display to save power

Aside from seeing the name go from Android Wear to Wear OS, not much has changed about Android-powered smartwatches over the past couple years. But ...
Detroit: Become Human review – The Verge

Detroit: Become Human review – The Verge

About three quarters of the way through Detroit: Become Human, which launches on the PlayStation 4 tomorrow, a large group of protesters is marchin ...
Match any image with an imaginary soundscape using this AI-powered web app

Match any image with an imaginary soundscape using this AI-powered web app

Sound can be marvelously evocative; whisking us away from offices and homes to sit beside babbling streams in shady forests, or shiver on an expose ...
Fujifilm announces new X-T100 mirrorless camera for $599

Fujifilm announces new X-T100 mirrorless camera for $599

Fujifilm has announced the X-T100, the first model in a new line in the company's excellent but increasingly overwrought X series of mirrorless cam ...
Battlefield 5 returns to World War II this October

Battlefield 5 returns to World War II this October

Two years after the release of Battlefield 1, EA is ready to add a new entry to its storied shooter franchise, announcing today the first details a ...
How computers misunderstand the world

How computers misunderstand the world

“There are lots of things on the internet that are popular but not good,” says Meredith Broussard, “like racism or ramen burgers.” Yet we are incre ...
Twitter will label election candidates with new badges on their profiles

Twitter will label election candidates with new badges on their profiles

Twitter has announced that it’ll apply a new label to US election candidates’ profiles. The badge will also show up below a candidate’s name on twe ...
Acer’s new Predator Helios 500 is a 17.3-inch gaming laptop with Intel’s best chips

Acer’s new Predator Helios 500 is a 17.3-inch gaming laptop with Intel’s best chips

Acer has announced a new gaming powerhouse today with the Helios 500, which is a bigger, more powerful version of the Helios 300 model it released ...
Amazon needs to come clean about racial bias in its algorithms

Amazon needs to come clean about racial bias in its algorithms

Yesterday, Amazon’s quiet Rekognition program became very public, as new documents obtained by the ACLU of Northern California showed the system pa ...
This startup is building self-driving trucks and SUVs for futuristic off-road adventures

This startup is building self-driving trucks and SUVs for futuristic off-road adventures

With every month that goes by, it seems like another electric vehicle startup comes along and promises to disrupt the auto industry. This month, it ...
Silicon Valley’s latest big idea is Tupperware parties for marijuana

Silicon Valley’s latest big idea is Tupperware parties for marijuana

Converge is an interview game show where the biggest personalities in tech come on to tell us about their wildest dreams. It’s a show that’s easy t ...
Verge Art: a new home for our original illustrations and GIFs

Verge Art: a new home for our original illustrations and GIFs

Each week, our team of designers and freelance illustrators creates a ton of custom art for The Verge, including illustrations for our articles, mo ...
Apple users in the EU can now download all the info the company has on them

Apple users in the EU can now download all the info the company has on them

Apple has launched a privacy portal where users can download all of the information and data the company has that’s associated with their Apple ID. ...
Facebook Marketplace now lets you hire plumbers and cleaners

Facebook Marketplace now lets you hire plumbers and cleaners

Facebook is launching a new home services feature in its Marketplace section for US users. Marketplace is a separate commerce section on Facebook t ...
Lyft will spend $100 million on new driver support centers

Lyft will spend $100 million on new driver support centers

Lyft announced today plans to spend $100 million on a network of new driver “hubs,” where ride-sharing drivers can get low-cost oil changes, basic ...
Vivo teases a true all-display phone with pop-up camera for June 12th

Vivo teases a true all-display phone with pop-up camera for June 12th

Vivo is sending out hold-the-date invitations for what looks to be the production version of the Apex concept phone that wowed the world back in Fe ...
HTC announces U12 Plus with pressure-sensitive buttons and sides

HTC announces U12 Plus with pressure-sensitive buttons and sides

Even by the sieve-like standards of most smartphone launches, the HTC U12 Plus has suffered an especially leak-riddled buildup to its announcement ...
The first three missions of NASA’s next big rocket will have to settle for a less-powerful ride

The first three missions of NASA’s next big rocket will have to settle for a less-powerful ride

The first three missions of NASA’s next-generation rocket, the Space Launch System, will all fly on the least powerful version of the vehicle that ...
Turn a wall outlet into a wireless charger with the Legrand Radiant

Turn a wall outlet into a wireless charger with the Legrand Radiant

Wireless chargers are cheaper than ever, making it easy to put charging pads throughout your house. But what if instead of just putting charging pa ...
Christopher Nolan is using the “unrestored” re-release of 2001: A Space Odyssey as his ultimate demo reel for an analog future

Christopher Nolan is using the “unrestored” re-release of 2001: A Space Odyssey as his ultimate demo reel for an analog future

Christopher Nolan has seen the future, and it looks a lot like the past. Nolan is one of a handful of directors who’s made no secret of his commitm ...
Menswear communities are calling too-trendy shoes ‘memes’

Menswear communities are calling too-trendy shoes ‘memes’

What is a meme? If you’re a nerd and you like Richard Dawkins — who, you’ll eventually note to someone who isn’t interested, “coined the term” — yo ...
Slack adds action buttons to become a true workplace communication hub

Slack adds action buttons to become a true workplace communication hub

Slack is giving developers tools to build new integrations that turn clicks on messages into actions on their own platforms. Developers including A ...
1Password for Mac gets its first paid upgrade in five years

1Password for Mac gets its first paid upgrade in five years

1Password for Mac is getting its first paid upgrade in five years with today’s release of 1Password 7, via MacRumors. The updated version of the a ...
Fiio’s new high-res music player is $200 and comes with USB-C

Fiio’s new high-res music player is $200 and comes with USB-C

The Chinese audio company Fiio is launching a new music player today that includes one uncommon feature: USB-C. The new USB standard is still a rar ...
This smart tupperware warns you when food’s about to go bad

This smart tupperware warns you when food’s about to go bad

If you need more evidence that we’re living in an increasingly (and maybe unnecessarily) connected world, there’s a new Kickstarter for smart Tuppe ...
SpaceX is launching twin NASA satellites to spy on droughts and melting ice sheets

SpaceX is launching twin NASA satellites to spy on droughts and melting ice sheets

This afternoon, SpaceX is slated to launch a batch of satellites into space, including two twin satellites for NASA that will observe how water mov ...
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