The future of solid-state batteries could be 3D-printed

Science/ Energy / That means batteries could have customized shapes The race to create a solid-state battery that could compete with today’s lithium-ion cells is heating up. Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere: in your phone, car, camera, and more. Since their debut in the 1990s, they’ve become a leader in energy storage. But they have one […]

Welcome to hell, Elon

You break it, you buy it. Share this story You fucked up real good, kiddo. Twitter is a disaster clown car company that is successful despite itself, and there is no possible way to grow users and revenue without making a series of enormous compromises that will ultimately destroy your reputation and possibly cause grievous […]

How weak leadership cratered Twitter’s morale

Platformer Internal surveys from 2019 to 2022 show that the company’s morale crisis predates Elon Musk Share this story Alex Castro / The Verge The billionaire Tesla CEO has changed his Twitter bio to Chief Twit. On Thursday his biographer Walter Isaacson posted a picture of Musk hobnobbing with Twitter employees at its San Francisco […]

Six spooky new things to stream this Halloween

From black-and-white superhero stories to stop-motion family films, the streaming services have plenty of new stuff to freak you out this spooky season. Share this story F. Murray Abraham in Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities.Image: Netflix It’s always the right time to watch horror movies, but it just feels better at Halloween. October is […]

Xbox and PC players can’t disable crossplay in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

/ Activision has once again stopped Xbox and PC players from disabling crossplay, but PlayStation players get to toggle the setting on or off. Xbox and PC players aren’t happy. Image: Activision Xbox and PC players are quickly discovering that they can’t disable crossplay in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. Activision’s latest Call of […]

A brief history of Elon Musk sabotaging Matt Levine’s time off

/ The perils of newslettering “My life has not been ruined by having to write about Elon Musk on Saturdays.”Laura Normand / The Verge Matt Levine would like you to know that Elon Musk does not actually ruin all of his vacations. Sure, he was at Sesame Place, the theme park just outside Philadelphia, with […]

EU approves effective ban on new combustion engine cars from 2035

/ Cars and vans built after 2030 will also have to reduce emissions by at least 50 percent compared to 2021 levels. Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images European Union lawmakers have reached a political agreement on legislation that will effectively ban the production of new combustion engine cars and vans from 2035. As […]

Redmi says its new phone can be charged in nine minutes at 210W

/ The Note 12 Discovery Edition is launching in China this month A full recharge in the time in takes to watch a few TikToks.Image: Xiaomi Xiaomi subsidiary Redmi has just announced its new Note 12 lineup headed by the Note 12 Discovery Edition, a midrange smartphone that supports its 210W HyperCharge fast charging standard. […]

Nothing Ear Stick review: fewer features, more polish

Nothing has ironed out the kinks of its debut pair of earbuds with the Ear Stick. But in the process it’s dropped some of the features that made the Ear 1s competitive. Share this story The Nothing Ear Stick earbuds alongside their charging case. With new gadgets, you sometimes hear about the “early adopter tax.” […]