U2’s Bono sheds new light on infamous iTunes giveaway in upcoming memoir

/ And explains the deal that led to U2 starring in an Apple ad. Apple’s collaboration with U2 included special edition iPods.Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images In a new memoir, U2 frontman Bono has spilled the beans on the internal discussions that lead to two of the band’s high-profile collaborations with Apple. The first saw […]

Netflix’s Cabinet of Curiosities is much more than a del Toro anthology

An eclectic mix of eight short stories from some of the best directors in horror Share this story Rupert Grint in “Dreams in the Witch House.”Image: Neflix When you put Guillermo del Toro’s name on something, it invites certain expectations. Whether he’s making superhero movies or gothic romance stories, the director’s works all share certain […]

Don’t expect your car’s safety technology to save you

Automakers tout advanced driver-assistance systems like adaptive cruise control and emergency braking as a solution to the epidemic of traffic fatalities. But what if they’re just convenience features? Car companies love to explain how their research and development efforts will lead us toward “a world with zero crashes,” as General Motors puts it. Automakers like […]

Exclusive: Ikea’s new Dirigera hub and Home smart app deliver big improvements

Smart Home Reviews Easier to use and stable. But let’s check in again after a few months. Ikea’s new Matter-ready Dirigera smart home hub is hitting retail shelves in North America and most of Europe this week, alongside a completely redesigned Home smart app. Dirigera — which means “conducting” in Swedish — is at the […]

Indian news outlet The Wire retracts its story on Meta

/ The outlet originally accused Meta of giving an Indian politician the ability to freely remove posts from Facebook and Instagram Nick Barclay / The Verge The Wire, an independent news outlet based in India, retracted its story that accused Meta of granting an Indian politician special permissions to remove posts on its platforms. In […]

Facebook warns it could block news in Canada over proposed legislation

/ Canada’s Online News Act would force Facebook to pay news publishers for their content Nick Barclay / The Verge Facebook might ban news sharing in Canada if the country passes legislation forcing the company to pay news outlets for their content (via The Wall Street Journal). In a post shared on Friday, Facebook parent […]

The new Mac Pro chip could double or quadruple the power of the M2 Max

/ The high-end machine is rumored to come with “M2 Pro” and “M2 Extreme” chips that have 24 and 48 CPU cores, along with 76 and 152 GPU cores, respectively Apple’s 2019 Mac Pro.Photo by Avery White for The Verge The next Mac Pro is rumored to come with chip options “that are at least […]

PopGrip JumpStart review: what if a battery bank were also a PopSocket?

/ This accessory doesn’t do a great job at either of its roles, but it does fill a very specific niche PopSocket’s battery bank isn’t a small accessory.Image: Mitchell Clark / The Verge We’re smack in the middle of new phone season and getting close to the time when some of us are going to […]

A history of the horny side of the internet

/ In a new book, journalist Samantha Cole digs through the rich history of sex on the internet, from BBS to FOSTA Vincent Kilbride / The Verge From the very beginning, people on the internet have been obsessed with sex. That’s the argument laid out in a new book by journalist Samantha Cole, How Sex […]