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The Verge’s decade-old flagship podcast will also expand to two episodes a week Brooke Minters has joined The Verge as editorial director for audio, overseeing its podcast operation, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel today announced. In her new role, Minters will develop The Verge’s audio slate, launching new shows and

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Microsoft HoloLens boss Alex Kipman is out after misconduct allegations

Insider is reporting that Microsoft’s Alex Kipman, who led the teams that developed HoloLens and Kinect, has resigned after allegations of verbal abuse and sexual harassment. Insider is reporting that Microsoft’s Alex Kipman, who led the teams that developed the company’s HoloLens augmented reality headset and the Kinect motion controller for Xbox and serves as one of Microsoft’s top technical fellows, has resigned

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Reply All co-hosts Alex Goldman and Emmanuel Dzotsi to leave show

Goldman and Dzotsi’s announcement is the latest blow for the embattled eight-year-old show, which was once the jewel in Gimlet’s crown. Reply All co-hosts Alex Goldman and Emmanuel Dzotsi will be leaving the show next month, according to an internal memo obtained by The Verge. It is unclear whether or in what form the show will continue. Gimlet executives emailed staffers Wednesday

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Alex Garland’s Men has more than one thing on its mind

A24’s Men from director Alex Garland is a perplexing and visceral folk horror with a deep desire to make you understand what it is to feel hunted. Despite all of the mystery that Men, writer / director Alex Garland’s new folk horror for A24, has been shrouded in, the movie’s story about a haunted woman trying to find peace in a world full of leering, lecherous men is a surprisingly

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The new trailer for Alex Garland’s Men goes from quaint to terrifying

Men, the next film from Annihilation director Alex Garland, is an unsettling psychological thriller starring Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear, and Paapa Essiedu. It’s coming to theaters on May 20th. Things start out rather quaint and cozy in the latest trailer for Men — directed by Alex Garland, best known for his work on Annihilation and Ex Machina — but that feeling doesn’t last long. It starts with an uncomfortable joke and then gets

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In the first trailer for Alex Garland’s Men, an ex-wife guy follows

A24’s latest drama thriller, Men from director Alex Garland, the death of a woman’s ex-husband is just the beginning of a new nightmare. Men, A24’s upcoming horror thriller from Annihilation director Alex Garland, tells the story of a woman attempting to put some literal and metaphorical distance between herself and a devastating loss by escaping to the English countryside only to

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Another podcast goes exclusive to Spotify: Call Her Daddy

Spotify signed a deal with Alex Cooper over her Call Her Daddy podcast, which will go exclusive to the platform on July 1st. It covers the back catalog, as well as all future episodes. Spotify continues its run on signing podcasts to exclusive deals, and this time, it’s locked down Call Her Daddy, the popular show that covers topics like sex, dating, and mental health. The show will go exclusive on July 21st, meaning the entire

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Creating visual metaphors: Alex Castro’s illustration tools

Verge illustrator Alex Castro describes how his work complements our reporting and which tools he uses, including Photoshop, an iMac, and Wacom tablets. While The Verge is a place where stories are told, they wouldn’t be nearly as interesting if it weren’t for the artwork that accompanies them. Alex Castro is the illustrator for The Verge, and he is the best person to describe how his work

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Longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has died

The longtime host of the answer-and-question game show Jeopardy has died at age 80, following a battle with cancer, according to the show. Alex Trebek, the longtime host of the answer-and-question game show Jeopardy! has died at age 80, according to a statement from the show. “Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning,

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Google says attackers worked with ISPs to deploy Hermit spyware on Android and iOS

Researchers at Google’s Threat Analysis Group say attackers are working with internet service providers to deploy the commercial-grade Hermit spyware on both Android and iOS devices. A sophisticated spyware campaign is getting the help of internet service providers (ISPs) to trick users into downloading malicious apps, according to research published by Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) (via TechCrunch). This corroborates

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Apple Music’s student plan is getting more expensive in the US, UK, and Canada

Apple Music is increasing the price of its subscription for students in the US, UK, and Canada. Students in the US and Canada now have to pay $5.99 / month, while subscribers in the UK will have to pay £5.99. Apple Music has raised the subscription price of its student plan in the US, UK, and Canada, as first reported by 9to5Mac (via TechCrunch). While it’s increasing the price from $4.99 to $5.99 / month in the US and Canada, student users in the UK

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