Traffic jams are tied to lower birth weights, study finds

/ We already knew tailpipe pollution was bad, but traffic congestion can make things even worse Cars are lined up in traffic on Airline Drive in Houston, Texas, on April 13th, 2020.Photo by MARK FELIX / AFP via Getty Images Traffic jams are linked to lower birth weights, new research finds. Pregnant people in the […]

Snapchat is cutting payments for Spotlight content again

/ Creators have been making tens of thousands of dollars on Spotlight, Snapchat’s TikTok competitor. Snap has already decreased the payment amounts. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Snapchat is decreasing the reward money creators can get when they make content for the platform’s TikTok competitor — again. Business Insider reports that the pot […]

Signalis is old-school PlayStation-era horror at its best

Games Review If you miss the days of old-school Resident Evil and Silent Hill, this is just the thing Share this story Signalis.Image: Humble Games New Resident Evil games are great, but there’s still something about the slow, grimy, and mysterious older entries in the series. There’s a particular mood that comes from the steady […]

PSA: streamers might want to disable music in Bayonetta 3 before playing

/ The game’s embargo warns of potential copyright strikes related to some of the game’s battle music Image: PlatinumGames / Nintendo Bayonetta 3 launches today and streamers might need to adjust some settings before they happily dig their seven-inch gun-barreled heels into the game, as one of the songs might get you slapped with a […]

Volvo C40 Recharge review: Volvo’s little electric rocket ship

Volvo didn’t need to make its smallest EV this powerful or this fun, but I’m glad it did. The acceleration is great and the range is sufficient, but the native Android operating system leaves a lot to be desired. Share this story More and more manufacturers are rolling out their second or even third generation […]

How to deactivate your Twitter account

/ If you’re tired of doomscrolling or want to leave because of recent events, you can find other places to hang out Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge Twitter’s a convenient way to get your memes, world news, and pop culture hot takes all in one place. However, being an active Twitter user requires […]

How to set up Bedtime mode in Android 13

/ Bedtime mode can help you wind down at night and keep you on schedule in the morning Setting up Bedtime mode on your Android 13 is an easy way to try and get more zzz’s. Samar Haddad; Allison Johnson / The Verge Bedtime mode is one of those rare smartphone tools that’s actually designed […]

NBA 2K League bans players for gambling on league games

/ Six players and a coach have been ‘disqualified indefinitely’ from the esports league Bucks Gaming celebrating winning the 2022 NBA 2K League 5v5 finals in August.Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images The NBA 2K League has announced that six players and a coach have been “disqualified indefinitely” following a gambling controversy. The esports […]

The Xbox Series S comes with the latest Call of Duty for free at Target

/ Through Saturday, you can get a complimentary digital copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (normally $70) when you purchase Microsoft’s compact but modestly powerful Series S console. Image: Activision If you’re itching to play the latest Call of Duty game that releases today but you’re in the sad state of not owning […]

Apple iPad Pro (2022) review: bump the chip

Tablet Reviews Apple’s latest iPad Pro has one upgrade from last year: a new processor. That enables a new feature for the Apple Pencil and is technically faster than the old one. But since this year’s update is so small, here’s a wish list for things when Apple does redesign its top-of-the-line iPad. Share this […]