Pearl is a slasher prequel that makes the original even better

/ A killer follow-up to X creates a promising new horror franchise Mia Goth as Pearl in Pearl.Image: A24 When X came out earlier this year, it was a capable, well-crafted homage to ’70s slasher flicks from director Ti West, but there wasn’t much to it beyond that. It turns out the project is much […]

How to quickly update all of your iPhone apps on iOS 16

/ You can make your iPhone update automatically Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge Apps are what make the iPhone useful. Without them, you wouldn’t really be able to do much with your smartphone, which is why it’s important to keep them up to date. By making sure to update them, you’ll ensure you’ll […]

Discord starts rolling out new Forum Channels to help organize conversations

/ Forum Channels are for specific topics of conversation Discord Forum Channels will be available across PC and mobile.Image: Discord Discord is launching its new Forum Channels feature today in a bid to help server owners organize conversations. Forum Channels act like threaded topics of conversation that direct Discord users to talk about a particular […]

HBO Max and Discovery Plus might be getting more expensive soon

/ Warner Bros. Discovery’s CFO has his eye on the bottom line The HBO Max and Discovery Plus logosPhoto Illustration by Rafael Henrique / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images In the coming months, there’s a very good chance that Warner Bros. Discovery’s HBO Max and Discovery Plus platforms are both going to go […]

Today, for three hours only, you can get Samsung’s M8 Smart Monitor for $469

/ A great deal on this capable monitor-meets-TV (if you’re cool with pink) From certain angles, the M8 Smart Monitor (especially its more splashy colorways) looks like Apple’s latest iMac.Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The recent Discover Samsung deals — happening totally coincidentally during iPhone 14 release week — are actually pretty […]

Save $20 on the Google Pixel Buds Pro with an exclusive code

/ Also $400 off the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro, a $25 gift card with the Beats Fit Pro, and more The Pixel Buds Pro in their unique, yellowy lemongrass colorPhoto by Chris Welch / The Verge Today marks a lot of things: it’s hump day, it’s iPhone 14 and 14 Pro review day, it’s […]

Sega announces Yakuza 8 and a slew of other Yakuza games

/ The collective noun for RGG Studio games is called a Yakuza These two men are the biggest real estate owners in all of Japan who occasionally do light crimes.Image: Sega KIRYU-CHAN!! Ahead of the Tokyo Game Show starting on September 15th, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio — developers of the gritty gangster series Yakuza, the […]

The Sims 4 base game is going to be free next month

/ Starting October 18th The Sims 4.Image: EA Nearly a decade after it first launched, The Sims 4 is going to be free. Today, EA announced that the base game — meaning it won’t include the plentiful expansions — will be free to download on October 18th on PC (Origin and Steam), PlayStation, and Xbox. […]

Vergecast: the ideas behind our redesigned website

Podcasts/ Vergecast / The Vergecast discuss the ideas behind our new look Every Wednesday and Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where our editors make sense of the week’s most important technology news. On Wednesdays, editor-at-large David Pierce leads a selection of The Verge’s expert staffers in an exploration of how gadgets and […]