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Out this summer, ‘The Future Of...’ will explore the many ways in which our lives will be impacted by technology. Netflix is set to release The Future Of..., a new documentary series produced by The Verge, 21 Laps Entertainment (Unsolved Mysteries), and Vox Media Studios (Explained). The series will be released globally in two batches - with the first six

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David Pierce returns to The Verge to join the cast of The Vergecast

Pierce will be editor-at-large at The Verge, beginning his role on April 18th. The Verge and the Vox Media Podcast Network today announced that David Pierce is returning to The Verge as editor-at-large to join the cast of the site’s namesake podcast The Vergecast. Pierce begins his role on April 18th, appearing on The

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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.

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The Verge wins its first National Magazine Award

The Verge was recognized yesterday by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) with an ASME Award for Photography and Illustration for "Best Digital Illustration" for its "Verge 10" illustration by Micha Huigen. The Verge was recognized yesterday by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) with an ASME Award for Photography and Illustration for “Best Digital Illustration” for its “Verge 10” illustration by Micha Huigen. Our “Verge 10”

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Hot Pod Summit is back at On Air Fest 2022!

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

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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

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Zoë Schiffer and Sarah Jeong rejoin The Verge

Schiffer will be a senior reporter and Jeong a deputy features editor Zoë Schiffer and Sarah Jeong are rejoining The Verge, editor-in-chief Nilay Patel announced today. Schiffer will be a senior reporter covering labor and workplace organizing in the tech industry, starting this week, and Jeong will be a deputy

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Springboard: the secret history of the first real smartphone is now available on YouTube

Years before the iPhone, a tiny startup called Handspring tried to create the smartphone before the technology world was ready. In this documentary, Dieter Bohn explores the history of the Treo with Jeff Hawkins, Donna Dubinsky, and Jeff Hawkins. In 1998, Donna Dubinsky and Jeff Hawkins quit Palm, a company they’d founded, to begin a new one: Handspring. They had a simple goal in mind: to eventually create the smartphone. Years before any of the technology was actually ready, their tiny

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Updating The Verge’s background policy

On "on background." Today, The Verge is updating our public ethics policy to be clearer in our interactions with public relations and corporate communications professionals. We’re doing this because big tech companies in particular have hired a dizzying array of

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Netflix is beefing up its audio description and subtitling accessibility features

Netflix plans to expand its audio descriptions, subtitles for deaf and hard of hearing, and closed captioning features in order to make its shows and movies more accessible. Netflix’s closed captioning, subtitles for deaf and hard of hearing (SDH), and audio descriptions (AD) are all powerful tools designed to help make films and television shows more accessible to people with disabilities. But those kinds of features

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More PlayStation 5 consoles are coming to Walmart on June 2nd

Walmart has another round of PS5 restocks scheduled for June 2nd at 3PM ET. This one will once again be exclusive to paying Walmart Plus subscribers. We’re still seeing short or no supply of PlayStation 5 consoles in some places and going weeks between new nationwide restocks. Hopefully, this upcoming summer will prove more fruitful, and a good (though small) sign is that Walmart has a PS5

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