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Microsoft prepares to forget about Windows 8.1 with end of support notifications

Microsoft will end Windows 8.1 support in January 2023. Notifications will start appearing on devices next month, to remind users that support is...

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Talk therapy apps face new questions about data collection from senators

At the start of the pandemic, demand for talk therapy apps skyrocketed. Now, lawmakers like Sen. Elizabeth Warren are demanding details on how these...

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Tim Cook is getting a lot less coy about Apple’s AR headset

Apple CEO Tim Cook has directly hinted that the company is working on an augmented reality, or AR, headset. Rumors have been swirling that Apple is...

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Geoff Keighley isn’t worried about E3 making a comeback

Geoff Keighley, host of The Game Awards and Summer Game Fest, talks about how the uncertain prospect of E3’s return does not bother him and his...

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TikTok and Oracle teamed up after all, but concerns about data privacy remain

TikTok says it has begun routing American users’ data to servers owned by the US-based Oracle, but a report from BuzzFeed News indicates TikTok...

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Go read this report about a Google contractor who claims he was fired for calling out cult activity

A report from The New York Times details a former Google contractor’s allegations that a cult-like religious group is running the company’s...

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Valve VR patent stirs up fresh hopes about rumored standalone Deckard headset

Is Valve working on a new VR headset? Rumors have long swirled about a standalone device dubbed "Deckard." Now, a new VR headset patent...

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SpaceX fires employees who wrote open letter complaining about Elon Musk: report

SpaceX has reportedly fired a number of employees who helped draft and circulate an open letter complaining about CEO Elon Musk. The employees said...

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Overwatch 2: all the news about the sequel to Blizzard’s hit hero shooter

Overwatch 2, the sequel to Activision Blizzard’s hit hero shooter Overwatch, is finally launching in October. You can find our coverage of the big...

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Watch the trailer for The Verge’s first Netflix show, The Future Of

The Verge’s first Netflix show is finally here! It’s a docuseries called The Future Of, and it will premiere on the service on June 21st. We...

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The tangled truth about NFTs and copyright

The law around NFTs is complicated, and many projects fail to answer basic questions about who really owns the rights — not just the tokens. A...

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Glasses or no glasses, this year’s WWDC is all about AR

At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple is likely to introduce new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, and more. But...

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Behind the high-tech COVID-19 tests you probably haven’t heard about

While most people are familiar with rapid at-home antigen tests, Cue Health, Detect, and Lucira Health all have FDA-authorized OTC molecular tests...

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Chromebook 101: what’s different about the Chromebook keyboard?

This is a quick primer to explain what the differences are between the keyboard of a Chromebook and the keyboards of a Mac or Windows laptop. One of...

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Fujifilm’s new X-H2S mirrorless camera is all about speed and video

The new X-H2S APS-C mirrorless camera is the latest flagship from Fujifilm, launching in July. Fujifilm is also announcing two new zoom lenses and a...

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Pokémon: Hisuian Snow is everything that’s beautiful and brutal about the Hisui region

Pokémon: Hisuian Snow’s first short — "Onto the Icy Blue" — tells a new story about the Hisui region while capturing everything that...

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With its Pixel Watch and tablet, Google is getting serious about its own ecosystem

Google has long operated a software ecosystem around its Android phones. But, with its Pixel Watch and tablet, it’s expanding this to cover...

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Twitter shares plummet as Musk raises new doubts about acquisition

After Musk tweeted that the Twitter acquisition was "on hold," financial analysts aren’t sure the buyout will go ahead as planned....

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A Samsung.com ‘expert’ has been fired after speaking up about working for free

Jennifer Larson was featured in a Verge article speaking about how she wasn’t getting paid for a lot of her contracting work for Samsung.com....

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AT&T is about to get away with its bogus $1.99 ‘administrative fee’

AT&T has quietly bilked customers out of hundreds of millions of dollars with a bogus "administrative fee," a fee it more than doubled...

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Here’s the memo Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal sent about firing execs and a hiring freeze

Parag Agrawal fired a couple of his top executives on Thursday and said the company is planning cost cuts and a hiring freeze. On Thursday, Twitter...

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EV startup Canoo is running out of cash and doubtful about its future

Canoo says it has "doubts" about its ability to stay financially solvent, according to the EV startup’s most recent earnings report....

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Uber CEO vows to be ‘hardcore about costs,’ slow down hiring in memo to employees

Uber is going to slow down hiring and reduce its costs in response to "seismic shifts" in the financial markets, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi...

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Go read this report about long hours and stressful work conditions at TikTok

A report from The Wall Street Journal details the experience of employees working for TikTok’s US-based operations. Some employees report an...

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Exclusive: Sonos is about to introduce its own voice assistant

Sonos plans to introduce its own voice assistant service on June 1st. The new offering will serve as an alternative to Amazon Alexa and Google...

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Everything Everywhere All At Once is an immigrant horror story about tax season

A24’s Everything Everywhere All At Once is an incredible sci-fi movie starring Michelle Yeoh, but it’s also a horror story tied to that...

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Anker’s new double-thick MagSafe battery is all about the mAh

The new Anker 633 Magnetic Battery, now available for $80 on Amazon, has twice the capacity of many prior packs at 10,000mAh. That’s enough to...

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Go read this report on why Jony Ive quit Apple

Jony Ive left Apple in 2019 after decades as its most important designer, but the events that led to him leaving started much earlier, with the plan...

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