Asus returns with another high-end 16-inch laptop aimed at creators that bears a striking resemblance to its predecessor. This model brings some improved hardware to the table but not much else. The Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 from last year was a sharp laptop that stumbled a bit in terms of performance thanks largely to its Intel CPU. While the lightweight form factor was a plus, we were ultimately disappointed with the overall performance
Warner Bros. and J.J. Abrams are working on a live-action Hot Wheels movie
Abrams’ Bad Robot will produce an all-new live-action Hot Wheels movie for Mattel Films and Warner Bros. that will bring the toy cars to the big screen. J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot is partnering up with Warner Bros. for a live-action Hot Wheels movie, yet another sign that Mattel is getting quite serious about the filmmaking business. Today, Warner Bros. and Mattel Films announced that Bad Robot has
Ariel Shapiro Joins The Verge as Lead Reporter for Hot Pod
Shapiro begins her role on April 25th. In the coming months, she’ll be joined at Hot Pod by an additional reporter. The Verge today announced Ariel Shapiro is joining the site as the lead reporter for Hot Pod, the preeminent publication covering the podcasting industry. Beginning her role on April 25th, Shapiro will write Hot Pod’s paid and free newsletters.
Dell’s newest XPS 15, powered by Intel’s Core i7, pairs an OLED screen with powerful performance and exceptional build quality. But Dell really needs to do something about that battery life. The XPS 15 is still loud, still hot, and still good. It is not as powerful, and it is not as efficient as the 16-inch MacBook Pro. But when it comes to the combination of power, build quality, and portability, the Dell XPS 15 is the closest
A little Hot Pod Summit for everyone Last week, we held Hot Pod Summit 2022, our invite-only event about the future of the podcast industry. It was a day of laughs, gasps, and jabs at all our favorite audio giants. Ashley helmed nearly all the panels, and at the end of the day, she
Hot Pod Summit returns for its 5th consecutive year at On Air Fest in New York City. Join us to discover the future of audio with the industry’s leaders and visionaries. We’re thrilled to announce that Hot Pod Summit — our invite-only event for the people pushing the audio industry forward — is returning to On Air Fest at the gorgeous Wythe Hotel in New York City. The day-long gathering on February 24th will
The Verge and On Air Fest Announce Hot Pod Summit Lineup
The invite-only event focused on the future of audio will take place on February 24th, bringing the audio world’s biggest movers and shakers together in one room. Today, The Verge and On Air Fest announced the lineup for Hot Pod Summit, the invite-only conference for the people building the future of the audio industry. Hot Pod Summit will return to On Air Fest for a 5th year, kicking the festival off on
NASA and NOAA released their data on global temperatures in 2021, finding that it was one of the hottest years on record. The year showed how climate change is having devastating local effects. The last eight years have been the eight hottest years on record, NASA and the National Oceanic Administration (NOAA) confirmed today. 2021 ranks as the sixth hottest year on record, the agencies said, as global average temperatures trend upward.
In this week’s Hot Pod, writers Ashley Carman and Aria Bracci publish their predictions for the upcoming year in audio. Hello, hello. I hope you all had a nice holiday and are ready for another one. Last week we looked back on 2021, and this week, we’re looking forward to 2022. We have a couple quick news hits from last week to get through first, but then Aria and
Cake Ösa electric motorbike review: hungry for more
The Cake Ösa electric motorbike is positioned as a "multifaceted utility platform with off-road capabilities." To test that claim, I took an Ösa Flex model on a sunrise surf safari and then cooked breakfast off the Ösa’s battery, which also powered my workday on a remote stretch of beach. Everyone — and I do mean everyone — has an opinion about the Ösa electric two-wheeler from Swedish upstarts Cake. It invokes such a surge of emotion that dozens of strangers felt compelled to exclaim unsolicited critiques at me over the last
Apple ‘testing’ foldable with secondary E Ink display, says analyst
Apple is reportedly testing the use of a color display from E Ink as an external screen for a foldable device, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He adds that the E Ink display is also being tested in "tablet-like applications." Apple is reportedly testing the use of a color display from E Ink as an external screen for an unannounced foldable device, according to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. “The color EPD [Electronic Paper Display] has the potential to become a mainstream