Apple Music subscribers will get exclusive live performances in spatial audio

This morning Apple announced Apple Music Sessions, a series of live performances that will be available exclusively to subscribers of the company’s music service. Carrie Underwood and Tenille Townes are the first two artists to be featured, and for now, the sessions will mostly be geared toward country. That’s likely because they’re being recorded from […]

New “988” mental health crisis hotline launches Saturday

Starting Saturday, people in a mental health crisis will be able to call or text 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). It’ll connect people with mental health counselors 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Lifeline is a network of over 200 local […]

The powerful 16-inch MacBook Pro is at an all-time low

If you need something more powerful than the new M2-powered MacBook Air, last year’s 16-inch MacBook Pro is available on Amazon right now for its lowest price to date. Regularly $2,499.00, Amazon is selling the M1-powered model with a 10‑core CPU, 16‑core GPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD for $2,249 — a price Best […]

Save almost $60 on the Xbox Series X at Amazon with an invite

Update July 15th, 10:55AM ET: Looks like Amazon has pulled the invite requests at this time. Hopefully this is a sign of more console deal opportunities to come, especially as the Xbox Series X continues being more readily available. The console restock scene has been slowly improving over the course of a few months, with […]

Russia ousts boisterous space chief Dmitry Rogozin

Dmitry Rogozin, the blustering head of Russia’s state space corporation Roscosmos, is out of the position following a big shake-up in the Russian government. He is being replaced by Yury Borisov, Russian deputy prime minister of space and defense, bringing an end to Rogozin’s dynamic reign as general director of the country’s space program. Rogozin […]

Vergecast: MacBook Air M2 review, Elon vs. Twitter, and Apple beta season

Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel, editor-at-large David Pierce, and managing editor Alex Cranz discuss the week in tech news with the reporters and editors covering the biggest stories. On today’s episode, Nilay, David, and Alex chat with Verge reviews editor Dan Seifert about our review […]

You can transform the world with blockchain: Dr. Jane Thomason – Cointelegraph Magazine

Jane Thomason is an Australian academic who spent 15 years running hospitals and doing development work abroad followed by a 20-year stint building a $250-million revenue company.  Thomason — now a blockchain adviser to the World Health Organization — says she “had an epiphany” while thinking about the 2004 Tsunami in Indonesia, in which the […]

An experimental horror ARG is testing the boundaries of AI art

According to ancient Nine Inch Nails (NIN) lore, we’re living in Year Zero, which began on February 10th, 2022. It’s a period of extreme dystopia, where a fundamentalist religious government oversees an omniscient Bureau of Morality and a strange phenomenon known as “The Presence” — two massive spectral arms reaching from the sky — is […]

Ventje’s VW campervans let you “work from home” from anywhere

Volkswagen might build the Transporter cargo van, but Frank Westland and his team at Ventje in the Netherlands are responsible for turning it into something special: a camper that lets you take your work or family off-grid for an extended weekend and still serve as your daily driver upon return. It’s “the only car you […]

Lego is releasing an incredible set based on The Office

Lego’s latest crossover set is one based on none other than the hit sitcom The Office. If you’re a fan of the show — and I know there are a lot of you out there — you’ll want to get out your magnifying glass because the set is chock-full of callbacks to some of the […]