Best Chromebook for 2022

The best Chromebook for anyone who wants Chrome OS on their laptop Share this story The best Chromebooks aren’t just laptops that run a few Google apps anymore. Chromebooks can cover a wide variety of computing needs now, and a good Chrome OS laptop or two-in-one can be more useful than a mediocre Windows or […]

Twitter is working on an official don’t @ me feature

/ A test of the feature lets you allow mentions from anyone, only people you follow, or nobody at all Keep my name out of your tweet.Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is working on a feature that lets you control who can mention you, with the test version discovered by app researcher […]

Take-Two is shutting down the developer of the puzzle game Two Dots

/ Take-Two is closing down Playdots, and while it will keep supporting Two Dots, the future of other Playdots games isn’t clear Although Playdots is going away, Two Dots will live on.Image: Take-Two Take-Two is shutting down the gaming studio Playdots, the creator of puzzle games like Two Dots and the just-released Apple Arcade title […]

Here are the 9 best smart locks you can buy right now

Never get locked out again with a smart lock you can control from your phone, with your voice, or with just a touch of your finger Share this story Illustration: The Verge A smart lock is an easy solution to a lot of common problems. Locked yourself out? Forgot your cleaning service is coming today? […]

Amazon’s set to launch its prototype internet satellites early next year

/ Project Kuiper is starting to get off the ground after a slight delay and a change of rockets Just over 3,230 to go.Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is getting ready to launch two test satellites for its Project Kuiper satellite internet constellation, built to compete with services like SpaceX Starlink and […]

The best anti-Prime Day deals you can still pick up at Best Buy

/ The retailer’s two-day counter sale might technically be over, but there are a number of steep discounts still available on earbuds, TVs, and other tech. Apple’s excellent Beats Fit Pro are still available at Best Buy for $159.99, their lowest price to date.Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Amazon’s first Prime Early Access […]

Yale’s latest smart lock covers all the smart home bases

For $160, this sleek Bluetooth smart lock supports Apple Home and will auto-unlock for you as you walk up to your door. Yale’s Wi-Fi and Z-Wave modules add more smart home support for $80 each, but I’m waiting for the Matter version. Share this story The Yale Assure Lock 2 touchscreen smart lock. There are […]

Check out these jarring images of urban wildlife

/ For better or worse, we’re inching closer to our wild neighbors When Dmitry’s boat approached the small island of Kolyuchin, which had been abandoned by humans since 1992, he was surprised to spot movement in one of the houses. Binoculars revealed polar bears — over 20 in total — exploring the ghost town. Dmitry […]

TikTok’s Profile Kit is an embeddable collection of your best videos

/ TikTok videos regularly go viral off-platform. A new feature lets creators highlight a handful of videos on Linktree. Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge TikTok users will soon have a new way of highlighting their videos — and their TikTok presence — on other platforms. As part of the TikTok for developers program, […]

Fossil’s first Wear OS 3 watch is a wellness-focused Gen 6

/ Wear OS 3 and new health features are great upgrades, but it’s not sporting Qualcomm’s latest wearable chip The Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition will be the company’s first Wear OS 3 watch.Image: Fossil Hot on the heels of the Pixel Watch, Fossil has announced it’s launching its first-ever Wear OS 3 watch — […]