The Sims 4 High School Years expansion adds a Depop-created “virtual thrift store”

Later this month, clothing from the fashion marketplace Depop will be available in an expansion pack for The Sims 4 called High School Years (via Polygon). Depop describes itself as a “circular” and “community-powered” online resale site and app that allows users to buy and sell vintage clothing items, mostly at discounted rates. The expansion […]

Avatar: The Way of Water’s going to turn Sigourney Weaver into a teenage Na’vi

Though Sigourney Weaver’s Dr. Grace Augustine ultimately died in the first Avatar film, one of the first surprising details director James Cameron shared about the film’s sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, was that Weaver was set to return as a mysterious new character. While Avatar’s story of symbiotic aliens could potentially have led to […]

You should probably skip the base M2 MacBook Pro model

The base model 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM is available to buy right now. You probably shouldn’t buy it. With more details coming out about just how slow it is compared to higher-specced versions of the M2 and even the M1 model, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the […]

EA makes a bad joke, gets relentlessly flamed

Electronic Arts, the unmitigated king of unforced errors, made a woefully ill-advised tweet yesterday, and the company’s Twitter mentions have not known peace since. They’re a 10 but they only like playing single-player games — Electronic Arts (@EA) June 30, 2022 The tweet follows the convention of a popular meme that’s been circulating the bird […]

Finding the limits of Dish’s new 5G network

Dish is trying something no one’s succeeded at for a very long time: build a new nationwide cell network from the ground up. The 5G service, called Project Genesis, finally went live in “over 120 cities” two weeks ago, and my colleague and I immediately signed up to test it out. From the start, we […]

TikTok assures Republicans it’s working to protect US data security

After years of mounting pressure, TikTok provided US lawmakers with more details into how it limits Chinese access to American data in a new letter dated Thursday. In a letter addressed to nine of the app’s most prominent Republican critics, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew detailed how the company planned to separate American user data […]

PayPal is ending fee-free Friends & Family payments for business accounts

PayPal is putting new limits on a feature in its payment system that allows people to receive money without paying extra fees, the company recently announced. Starting July 28th, only personal PayPal accounts will be able to get funds via Friends & Family, a transaction method intended for trusted recipients. There are two ways of […]

Vergecast: EVs are a mess, Starlink is confusing, and WFH monitors are finally here

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 transportation editor Andrew Hawkins about a strangely […]

Save 40 percent on Eero’s latest Pro 6E mesh Wi-Fi router

This Friday, our deals deliver some Wi-Fi gains. If you’re in the market for a fast mesh Wi-Fi router or an upgrade to your existing one, then you’ve got some discounted options from Eero right now. Amazon-owned Eero is running a pre-Prime Day sale that drops its latest and greatest models to their lowest prices […]