Google’s Pixel 5 was the last of its kind

From time to time, I’ll grab a random device out of the Verge reviews closet and spend a week or two with it. It’s mostly out of random curiosity and for the sake of comparing “old” products against the latest and greatest. Most recently, I was drawn to Google’s Pixel 5. So I gave it […]

Starlink RV review: the dawn of space internet to go

The problem with going off-grid is the lack of connection. The urge to get away from it all without losing access to Slack and Instagram was a #vanlife trend long before COVID-19. The pandemic only accelerated it, fueled by social distancing rules, office closures, and flexible remote work policies that enable more people to set […]

The FDA’s Juul ban is on pause for the moment

Juul can continue selling its e-cigarettes despite the Food and Drug Administration ordering them to be removed from sale on Thursday, according to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (via TechCrunch). In its order on Friday, the court says it’s issuing the temporary stay to give Juul time to file an […]

T-Mobile is selling your app usage data to advertisers — here’s how to opt out

T-Mobile’s advertising business is offering a new way for marketers to pry into your app-using habits. Ad Exchanger reports that the un-carrier’s new program is called App Insights, and it’s now fully operational after spending a year in beta. The program allows third-party marketers to buy T-Mobile customer data and centers around a key piece […]

Samsung’s monstrous 55-inch Odyssey Ark monitor could go on sale in August

Samsung is getting ready to release its massive 55-inch curved Odyssey Ark monitor in August, according to a report from Korean outlet ETNews (via SamMobile). The monitor, which was announced in January at CES, has reportedly gone through a few certification programs that have to be done before it can go on sale. Details about […]

Cyberpunk 2077 is getting a board game

Cyberpunk 2077 is getting a board game courtesy of a Kickstarter campaign. Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of Night City is a strange twist on the high-tech, low-life underbelly of the world brought to life by CD Projekt Red and Mike Pondsmith. The game is being published by CMON Games, which have put together board game adaptations […]

This site lets you listen to nature sounds from all over the world

For people who love discovering new sounds, there’s an intriguing new site that collects soundscapes from around the world. The site, Earth.fm, bills itself as“Like Spotify, but for natural soundscapes.” You can listen to bird species in Malaysia or India or forest sounds in Ghana.The sounds are gathered from numerous contributors who have experience recording […]

Bitcoin’s energy use drops following price plunge

After taking a nosedive in June, the price of Bitcoin has stayed solow that it’s forcingthe blockchain’s massive electricity use to similarly dip. Over the past couple weeks, Bitcoin’s energy consumption has dropped by more than a third, according to estimates of annualized electricity use by digital currency economist Alex de Vries on his website […]