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‘An engine for the imagination’: the rise of AI image generators

AI-powered image generators like OpenAI’s DALL-E and Google’s Imagen are just beginning to move into the mainstream. David Holz is the CEO of...

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Why Hank Green can’t quit YouTube for TikTok

All the ways to make money as a creator on YouTube versus TikTok versus Instagram — from science videos and brand deals to sock subscriptions. In...

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AT&T is not building a cloud gaming business — but it might be angling for a cut

Despite signs that it’s interested in cloud gaming, AT&T says it doesn’t plan to build an app, service, or network around the technology. For...

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Nest co-founder Matt Rogers invests in EV conversion company Everrati

UK-based Everrati, which converts and re-engineers prestige cars like Porsche’s 911 into electric cars, is now operating in the US in partnership...

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Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman thinks fashion rental is inflation-proof

The clothing rental company’s roller-coaster journey from COVID crash to booming demand for wedding guest dresses. Rent the Runway started with a...

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Is the metaverse going to suck? A conversation with Matthew Ball

What is the metaverse? Matthew Ball explains it, defines it, and offers his hopes for its future. Let’s talk about the metaverse. You probably...

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Evo’s general manager is making an event that he would want to go to

Evo, the shorthand name for the prestigious Evolution Championship Series fighting game tournament, takes place August 5th through the 7th at the...

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Skate’s developers say going free to play is a ‘natural evolution of the franchise’

EA’s new Skate game is going to be a live-service, free-to-play skateboarding title. In an interview with The Verge, some of the game’s...

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Porter Robinson on crafting a new anthem for League of Legends

For the League of Legends "Star Guardian" event, musician Porter Robinson created a new song called "Everything Goes On," which...

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Neon White’s creative director on making the ‘most video games game possible’

In an interview, Ben Esposito talks about some of the decisions behind Neon White, his latest game that blends a bunch of different genres into a...

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Meet the modder making $20,000 a month bringing the biggest games to VR

Luke Ross, the modder who brought Grand Theft Auto V, Elden Ring, and Red Dead Redemption 2 to VR, speaks to The Verge about the experimental...

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Sonic Frontiers developer says it isn’t an open-world game

Sonic Frontiers producer Takashi Iizuka talks about the design process behind the new game and how the game improves the 3D Sonic formula. When Sonic...

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Epic monster battles will be at the heart of Final Fantasy XVI

Final Fantasy XVI director Naoki Yoshida talks about his work on the latest entry in Square Enix’s Final Fantasy series The thing Naoki Yoshida 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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Lego’s new $400 Lion Knights’ Castle is a love letter to my childhood

For Lego’s 90th anniversary, it’s reviving its classic Castle theme with the $400 Lion Knights’ Castle set coming this August. At 4,514 pieces,...

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Lego’s original spaceship, the Galaxy Explorer, is back and better than ever

In 1979, Lego introduced its iconic spaceship, the LL928 Galaxy Explorer. Now, the ship that launched a thousand Lego spaceships (and parts of The...

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The Callisto Protocol’s director on his return to horror: ‘I don’t know what too scary is’

During Summer Game Fest, The Callisto Protocol director Glen Schofield talks about his new sci-fi horror game and how the genre has changed since the...

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How fandom built the internet as we know it, with Kaitlyn Tiffany

Her new book on the long history of fans from the Beatles and Grateful Dead to One Direction, Justin Bieber, and K-Pop Every now and again, I’m...

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Love, Death and Robots’ most beautiful episode was ‘a love letter to Moebius’

Volume 3 of Love, Death and Robots on Netflix features an episode called The Very Pulse of the Machine, and director Emily Dean explains how the...

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Neptune Frost’s radical sci-fi future

Directors Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman discuss their Afrofuturistic musical Neptune Frost, which hits theaters on June 3rd. Each story has a...

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Sheryl Sandberg on leaving Meta

In an interview, outgoing Meta chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg reflects on her 14 years building Facebook’s ads business, and what she is...

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Ikea overhauls its smart home with new Matter-ready hub and app

Ikea’s new Matter-ready Dirigera hub and Home Smart app are here to replace the Tradfri gateway. The pair ships in October with a promise of...

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Why we need a public internet and how to get one

An interview with Internet for the People author Ben Tarnoff on the creation of public, user-owned internet services in the age of Elon Musk buying...

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Blizzard is hoping Overwatch 2 leads to a superb OWL season 5

Overwatch League commissioner shares his thoughts on what Overwatch 2 will do for the esports league, which kicks off on May 5th. The fifth season of...

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A walk through the end with Naoki Yoshida

In an interview with Naoki Yoshida, the game director of Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XVI revealed details of how the latest expansion...

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How Hatching’s charmingly terrifying monster was brought to life

Gustav Hoegen, an animatronics designer who has worked on Star Wars and Jurassic World, talks about creating the monster at the heart of the Finnish...

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Netflix anime Bubble turns post-apocalyptic Tokyo into a colorful playground

In an interview, Bubble director Tetsuro Araki explains how the Netflix anime explores a new take on Tokyo. The movie hits the streaming service on...

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Government surveillance, Elon Musk, and free speech, with EFF executive director Cindy Cohn

On the frontier of fighting the NSA, combatting censorship, and holding platforms like Apple, Meta, and Google accountable. Plus, the Elon Musk and...

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