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Is that a birthday greeting or are you just trying to sell me something?

Companies love sending people emails on their birthdays. My mission: see how few corporate well-wishes I could get this year. Automated birthday...

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Nanoleaf goes to the dark side

The new Shapes Ultra Black Triangles are part of Nanoleaf’s smart lighting line and work with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home....

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Instagram won’t let you use the app if you don’t give them your correct birthdate

There are two main reasons that Instagram has quoted for being so strict with the requirement of a birth date. You can't even enter the wrong...

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Google Stadia is celebrating its second birthday with hardware for free or cheap

On November 19th, 2019, Google launched its Stadia cloud gaming service as a work in progress, and it’s arguably still one today. But one thing...

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Microsoft is releasing a translucent controller for Xbox’s 20th birthday

Microsoft is celebrating the 20th birthday of the Xbox brand on November 15th, 2021 by releasing some limited-edition accessories. You can now...

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You’ll have to tell Instagram your birthday to keep using the app

Instagram is going to start pushing users to provide their birthday information, eventually making it a requirement to use the app. The company says...

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Quake gets a visual overhaul on Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch for its 25th birthday

Quake is getting a big visual overhaul on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. The new version is available today for $9.99, and includes 4K...

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Join us for On The Verge: our exciting 10-year birthday party in New York City

The Verge is turning 10 years old, and we’re hosting an amazing event this October 22nd and 23rd at Spring Studios in New York City. Get your...

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Amazon’s Echo and Fire TV gadgets are back down to Prime Day prices

Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant is another year older, and to celebrate, the company is marking down devices that have Alexa functionality. That...

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Instagram brings back classic icons to celebrate its tenth birthday

Instagram has added an easter egg that lets you change its home screen icon. It’s in celebration of the app’s tenth birthday. Instagram launched...

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Watch Steve Wozniak’s celebrity-packed 70th birthday celebration tonight at 8PM ET

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak turns 70 years old today, and you can celebrate by attending his celebrity-studded birthday party at 8PM ET on...

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One of the Apple Watch’s original designers tweeted a behind-the-scenes look at its development

The original Apple Watch was released on April 24th, 2015. To mark the device’s fifth birthday, Imran Chaudhri, a designer who worked on the team...

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I threw my boyfriend his birthday party on The Sims because we couldn’t have one in real life

Social distancing measures mean we have to keep away from the ones we love — but at least I could give my boyfriend the birthday party he deserves....

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This handwashing lyrics generator is here to save you from singing Happy Birthday

Next time you’re washing your hands, why not try using this tool to place any lyrics of your choosing with the UK’s official guidance on how to...

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This app reminds you of celebrity birthdays to make handwashing a little more fun

The CDC recommends washing your hands for 20 seconds to keep germs at bay and to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. That’s the...

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In honor of Photoshop’s 30th birthday, watch this video of Photoshop version 1

Adobe Photoshop turns 30 today, and to celebrate how far the photo-editing software has come, take a look at the program’s humble origins on a 1986...

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