Activision Blizzard employees win their union vote

Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Game Workers Alliance, the union of quality assurance workers at Activision subsidiary studio Raven Software, has won their union vote. The votes were tallied today and the union passed with 19 out of 22 votes with two challenged ballots. The election makes the Game Workers […]

AT&T gives mobile subscribers Control

AT&T subscribers can try a cloud-streamed version of Control Ultimate Edition. | Image: AT&T AT&T customers can now play a cloud-streamed version of Control Ultimate Edition in their browser that uses the white-label version of Google’s Stadia technology. Customers on an AT&T postpaid plan can check out the game by visiting this link on a […]

How to use the helpful Speak to Chat feature on Sony headphones and earbuds

Speak to Chat works with many of Sony’s high-end headphones and earbuds. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Sony’s best headphones and earbuds come with a wide mix of software features. Aside from helpful tricks like adaptive sound control and EQ customization, a more recent addition has been Speak to Chat. It first […]

iFixit’s Steam Deck repair guides and parts are live (but the best pieces are MIA)

Need to fix your Valve Steam Deck handheld gaming PC? iFixit is selling official parts for practically every piece of the console — and after accidentally putting those components up for sale on Saturday, it’s now pushed most of the collection (and a large collection of repair guides) live for everyone. Unfortunately, it looks like […]

The heatsink may finally have a much more svelte competitor

Photo by Kimberly White/Bloomberg via Getty Images Heatsinks are the default when it comes to keeping components cool on your PC and practically every other electronic device, but researchers may have found a way to chill your components without the use of these slotted hunks of metal. A report from Science Daily (via Tom’s Hardware) […]

DC attorney general sues Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica scandal

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine has sued Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal. The suit alleges that Zuckerberg was “directly responsible” for creating the lax privacy rules that allowed the consulting firm to harvest user data without consent, then failing to promptly inform users and ensure the data was […]

How to turn captions on and off in Instagram

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Instagram now has auto-generated captions, which means it can automatically transcribe any videos you watch on the app. But before you start seeing captions appear in the app, you’ll probably have to enable the feature first, and the same goes if you want to post videos with captions. […]

Reebok launches accessible sneaker collection

Reebok’s adaptive footwear collection is called Fit to Fit. | Image: Reebok Nike isn’t the only sneaker company thinking about accessible shoe design. Reebok announced it’s partnering with Zappos to launch its first adaptive footwear collection, called Fit to Fit. The collection features two sneakers that are designed for easy entry and exit for people […]

Argo AI is testing fully driverless vehicles in Miami and Austin

Drew Anthony Smith The latest self-driving startup to allow its vehicles to roam the streets without a human minder is Argo AI, the startup backed by Ford and Volkswagen. Last week, the company announced that it is testing its fully driverless vehicles in Miami, Florida, and Austin, Texas. Argo employees will ride in the passenger […]

The stunts don’t stop in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning’s first trailer

Ethan Hunt and his allies on a boat together. | Image: Paramount Pictures After leaking online over the weekend, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One’s first trailer has unexpectedly arrived in a blaze of hype and death-defying stunt work. Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt is a man on the run in Mission: Impossible – Dead […]