Sims competitor Life by You has been canceled

Image: Paradox Interactive Life by You, Paradox Interactive’s in-development competitor to The Sims, has been canceled, the company announced on Monday. The game, which was first revealed in 2023, sounded impressive: it was designed to allow for the entire town to be simulated in … | Continue reading


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Tesla reportedly delays Cybertruck deliveries because of windshield wiper issues

Image: Parker Ortolani / The Verge The Tesla Cybertruck’s gigantic windshield wiper isn’t working for some people — and for others, it may be the reason they can’t pick up their car. Users on the Cybertruck Owners Club forum have reported that Tesla has been delaying Cybertruck d … | Continue reading


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Here are the best iPad deals right now

You can save as much as $200 on a last-gen iPad Air, which is still an incredible tablet at this price. | Image: Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge While the best iPad deals usually land during major sale events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day, many of the best iPad deals … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 10 hours ago

Check out these new ‘HeatRisk’ tools to stay up to date on US heatwaves

This screenshot of the National Weather Service and CDC’s new HeatRisk tool reflects the severity of potential health risks from heat on Tuesday, June 18th, 2024. | Screenshot: National Weather Service Extreme heat is in store for communities across the US this week, and the CDC … | Continue reading


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The Pixelbot 3000 turns simple AI prompts into Lego mosaic masterpieces

This Lego-built printer can save you the hassle of painstakingly creating your own Lego pixel art. | Screenshot: YouTube A devoted YouTuber has designed and built a Lego printer that can automate the process of assembling elaborate brick-built mosaics, similar to Lego’s art sets … | Continue reading


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Sleep Number finally offers an affordable smart mattress

Image: Sleep Number Sleep Number has released an adjustable smart bed with sleep tracking that costs less than $1,000, the company announced in a press release on Monday. While still a lot of money for what essentially is a fancy air bed, it’s still significantly cheaper than som … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 11 hours ago

Pentax’s new 35mm film camera prioritizes style over quality

That is one quirky-looking camera. | Image: Ricoh Imaging I used to lambaste the very idea of half-frame cameras when I was a college student obsessed with medium- and large-format film (who wants even less resolution than 35mm?), but electing to shoot film today is already a con … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 12 hours ago

T-Mobile asked to stop advertising ‘price lock’ guarantee that doesn’t lock your prices

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge T-Mobile has been asked to stop advertising its “Price Lock” policy for its 5G internet service just months after raising prices. On Monday, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that T-Mobile discontinue or modify the claim t … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 12 hours ago

Apple’s fancy new CarPlay will only work wirelessly

Image: Apple Apple’s been talking about its next generation of CarPlay for two years now with very little to show for it — the system is designed to unify the interfaces on every screen in your car, including the instrument cluster, but so far only Aston Martin and Porsche have s … | Continue reading


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Apple is shutting down Apple Pay Later just months after launch

Illustration: The Verge Apple is shutting down Apple Pay Later, its buy now, pay later service, the company confirmed to 9to5Mac. The service, which lets you take out “pay later” loans that can be paid in four payments over six weeks, only launched fully in the US in October 2023 … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 13 hours ago

Sonos says its privacy policy change wasn’t for dubious reasons

Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge After a change to its privacy policy drew a lot of attention last week, Sonos has responded and insists it’s still carefully protecting the personal data of its customers. The company removed a line — “Sonos does not and will not sell personal inf … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 13 hours ago

A mystery Google gadget with 60GHz Soli radar just crossed the FCC

An artist’s depiction of Google’s Soli radar. | Image: Google We’ve been waiting for Google’s tiny radar to fulfill its potential for years. Now, it looks like the company’s at least giving Soli another chance. According to filings at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), … | Continue reading


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Major Nelson is joining Unity

Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Larry Hryb, aka “Major Nelson,” has his next job. Following his departure from Microsoft last year, where he was a public face for the Xbox brand, Hryb will be joining Unity’s Community team, he announced on Monday. At Microsoft, he, among other t … | Continue reading


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Microsoft shakes up Xbox marketing as key exec departs for Roblox

Image: The Verge Microsoft is losing another key Xbox executive at the end of the month. Xbox chief marketing officer Jerret West is leaving Microsoft to join Roblox as its new CMO and head of market expansion. Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer confirmed the move in an internal m … | Continue reading


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Still Wakes the Deep makes the terror of the ocean more tactile

Image: Secret Mode The sea is basically the blue skin of the world, yet we know so little of its depths. Much like the vastness of space, it is filled with mystery. With both comes the unknown — and, therefore, horror. In Still Wakes the Deep, the latest first-person horror from … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 15 hours ago

Logitech’s first Meta Quest stylus helps artists work in 3D

The $130 Logitech MX Ink is compatible with both the Meta Quest 2 and 3, as well as “future” headsets. | Image: Logitech Today, Logitech officially announced its MX Ink stylus, the company’s first mixed reality accessory for the Meta Quest 2 and Quest 3 headsets. The MX Ink will … | Continue reading


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US sues Adobe for ‘deceiving’ subscriptions that are too hard to cancel

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The US government is suing Adobe for allegedly hiding expensive fees and making it difficult to cancel a subscription. In the complaint filed on Monday, the Department of Justice claims Adobe “has harmed consumers by enrolling them in its d … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 16 hours ago

Here are the best AirPods deals you can get right now

The second-generation AirPods are on sale for just $80, which is $10 shy of their best price to date. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you know where to look, you can often score discounts on Apple’s ever-popular AirPods. Since Apple launched the third-gen AirPods … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 16 hours ago

The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are selling for a new all-time low of $119.99

The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are compact and come in Samsung’s excellent purple color (as well as the typical white and black). | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Samsung’s excellent Galaxy Buds 2 Pro wireless earbuds have fallen to a new low price, selling for just $119.99 ($110 off) a … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 16 hours ago

YouTube will soon ask audiences to add context to videos

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube is testing a way for viewers to add community-sourced context to videos. The feature, called notes, will allow people to add bits of information to clarify things like whether a video is a parody or contains older footage presented … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 17 hours ago

Nintendo will detail its holiday 2024 Switch lineup in new Direct

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge A busy June for gaming news just got a little busier. Nintendo announced its next Direct presentation, which will take place on June 18th at 10AM ET. The event will be focused on “games coming in the second half of 2024” and will be around 40 mi … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 18 hours ago

Why Tubi CEO Anjali Sud thinks free TV can win again

Photo illustration by The Verge / Photo: Tubi TV isn’t just competing with Netflix for your time — it needs to beat TikTok, too. Continue reading… | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 18 hours ago

The US surgeon general wants tobacco-like warning labels on social media

Dr. Vivek Murthy hopes that introducing warning labels to social media platforms will help address mental health concerns among adolescents. | Photo by Bryan Bedder / Getty Images for Project Healthy Minds US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is urging Congress to introduce warnin … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 19 hours ago

TikTok ads may soon contain AI-generated avatars of your favorite creators

TikTok says the new tools are aimed at helping brands and creators develop global audiences. | The Verge TikTok is introducing some new generative AI tools that aim to help organizations and content creators grow their global audiences using customizable digital avatars and langu … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 19 hours ago

Nikon’s new $2,500 Z6 III has the world’s first partially stacked CMOS sensor

Nikon’s new $2,500 Z6 III has the world’s first partially stacked CMOS sensor. | Image: Becca Farsace / The Verge At the beginning of a recent photo walk with a Nikon representative, I was told it was only a matter of time before I became a “birder.” Because eventually, every pho … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 20 hours ago

Nikon’s new $2,500 Z6 III has the world’s first partially stacked CMOS sensor

Nikon’s new $2,500 Z6 III has the world’s first partially stacked CMOS sensor. | Becca Farsace / The Verge At the beginning of a recent photo walk with a Nikon representative, I was told it was only a matter of time before I became a “birder”. Because eventually every photographe … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 20 hours ago

Chrome on Android can read webpages out loud from within the app

Illustration: The Verge Google is rolling out a new option called “Listen to this page” that can read a webpage out loud to you from within the Android Chrome browser. The feature comes with playback controls similar to those you’d find in music or podcast players, letting you pa … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 1 day ago

McDonald’s will stop testing AI to take drive-thru orders, for now

A McDonald’s in Pittsburgh. | Photo: Paul Weaver / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images If your local McDonald’s has been getting your order confidently wrong with an AI chatbot at the drive-thru, I have good news for you: The company is ending the program for now. The comp … | Continue reading


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The OLED iPad Pro was only the beginning for Apple’s return to thin devices

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The thinness of the OLED iPad Pro is only the beginning of a renewed effort by Apple to make increasingly thin computers, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman in today’s Power On newsletter. The company plans a “significantly skinnier” … | Continue reading


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Apple won’t wait until next year for some Siri improvements

Image: Apple Siri may do more than make the edges of your iPhone a glowy rainbow when iOS 18 drops this fall. Apple Intelligence features won’t be out until 2025 for anyone not testing them in beta this year, but reports suggest that Siri itself will still get natural language up … | Continue reading


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The super simple gadget trying to replace your phone

Image: David Pierce / The Verge Hi, friends! Welcome to Installer No. 42, your guide to the best and Verge-iest stuff in the world. (If you’re new here, welcome, so psyched you found us, and also you can read all the old editions at the Installer homepage.) This week, I’ve been w … | Continue reading


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NASA says Voyager 1 is fully back online months after it stopped making sense

Image: NASA Voyager 1, the farthest human-made craft from the Earth, is finally sending back data from all four of its scientific instruments, NASA said this week. That means the agency is once more receiving its readings on plasma waves, magnetic fields, and space-bound particle … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 2 days ago

Philips Hue’s jaunty sunrise smart lamp is called the Twilight

The Philips Hue Twilight lamp. | Image: Smartlights.de Philips Hue’s next smart bedside lamp will reportedly be called the “Twilight.” The lamp will feature two buttons on top for power, scene selection, and sleep automation, and it also has LEDs in the back that will feature a s … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 2 days ago

Sharge’s cute, Macintosh-inspired 67W charger is nearly half off right now

There are many 67W chargers out there, but few are as adorable as Sharge’s travel-friendly Retro 67. Earlier this week, we published a guide rounding up an assortment of last-minute Father’s Day gifts for those who celebrate. However, if you need a Hail Mary and your dad is the n … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 2 days ago

Nintendo’s first US commercial might be this 1980 ad

Got a broken arm? Just play Toss-Up! | Screenshot: YouTube Nintendo is a gaming juggernaut today, but it wasn’t really on anyone’s radar in the United States in 1980. And what was possibly the first US commercial for hardware produced by the company — a handheld called Toss-Up, f … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 2 days ago

The iPad should fold in half

This should fold in half. It just should. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Folding an iPad in half is a very bad idea if you want to keep using your iPad. But hear me out: it should fold in half. Why? Because it would make an absolute banger of a folding phone. First … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 2 days ago

Apple announced RCS with a whimper when it should have been a bang

Illustration by Cath Virginia / The Verge Apple will finally adopt RCS in iOS 18, effectively ending a yearslong fight for feature parity between iMessage and Android. But the announcement wasn’t a celebration — you could’ve blinked and missed it. Instead of showing how RCS will … | Continue reading


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Intel says it still doesn’t have the true fix for its crashing i9 desktop chips

One of the affected Intel processors. | Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge For months, Intel’s highest-end desktop gaming processors have had a strange tendency to occasionally make games crash — and despite what you might have seen earlier today, Intel says it doesn’t have a final … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 3 days ago

How Asus is overhauling its customer support after Gamers Nexus investigation

Photo by Monica Chin / The Verge Asus’ reputation for customer support has been tarnished, and the company is now pledging a long list of concrete fixes to Gamers Nexus. Chief among them: if you’ve ever been denied a warranty repair or charged for a service that was unnecessary o … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 3 days ago

Shovel Knight is getting a sequel in a ‘new dimension’

I wonder what this 3D logo could mean... | Image: Yacht Club Games Shovel Knight might be bouncing into 3D. Developer Yacht Club Games just announced a new mainline game in the hit series that started as a retro-inspired 2D platformer, and the studio says this new game will “laun … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 3 days ago

The best smartphone you can buy for under $500

You can get a great device for less than $500 these days if you know how to pick your priorities. | Image: The Verge You can’t have everything at this price, but you can get a great smartphone. Whether you want an iPhone, a 120Hz screen, or water resistance, you’ve got options. C … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 3 days ago

Apple and Meta could face charges for violating EU tech rules

Cath Virginia / The Verge Apple and Meta could soon face charges from the European Commission for violating Digital Markets Act (DMA) rules. The Financial Times reported Friday that the Commission is planning to charge Apple, and Reuters reported later that Meta could be charged … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 3 days ago

The DJI Mini 3 is only $329 right now, its best price yet

You can do a lot with this little combo. | Image: DJI Drones aren’t just fun to fly — they’ve also become nearly mandatory in creative arsenals to satisfy clients and social media followers hungering for aerial photography and video. Thankfully, the entry-level price barrier has … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 3 days ago

Remote workers using ‘mouse-mover’ technology are getting caught

Simple devices can simulate the movements of a computer mouse, but employers are starting to catch on. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge According to a report from Bloomberg based on “disclosures filed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority,” last month, Wel … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 3 days ago

Meta says European regulators are ruining its AI bot

Illustration: Nick Barclay / The Verge Meta is putting plans for its AI assistant on hold in Europe after receiving objections from Ireland’s privacy regulator, the company announced on Friday. In a blog post, Meta said the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) asked the company … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 3 days ago

Dell XPS 14 review: good yet underwhelming improvements

It’s still expensive and not the MacBook Pro alternative it once was. Continue reading… | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 3 days ago

Apple gives Apple Home users something they’ve been begging for

With iOS 18, Apple Home users will finally be able to insist the smart home platform use their hardwired Apple TVs as the primary Home hub. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge While Apple barely mentioned its smart home platform during its WWDC 2024 keynote this week, Apple Home u … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 3 days ago

Whatever Elon wants, Tesla gets

Image: Cath Virginia / The Verge, Getty Images I generally find Elon Musk useful, in that he makes it clear which things in America are actually hard boundaries (contract law, maybe copyright law) and which are merely conventions (most everything else). You can take ketamine, smo … | Continue reading


@theverge.com | 3 days ago