Netflix’s latest Stephen King film is about the horrors of phone addiction

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone is a thriller with an iPhone as the villain and the rare King adaptation that truly captures the entirety of the source material Share this story Jaeden Martell and Donald Sutherland in Mr. Harrigan’s Phone.Image: Netflix Stephen King’s works are full of all kinds of memorable monsters and villains. The likes of […]

Rape kit DNA protected under a new California law

/ Cops in San Francisco previously used DNA from a sexual assault survivor to tie her to an unrelated crime Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In California, DNA collected from sexual assault victims during an investigation can no longer be used for other purposes, including investigating other crimes. California Governor Gavin Newsom signed […]

Experts’ judgment on the much-hyped Tesla Bot: Elon Musk speedruns robotics 101

/ Roboticists were impressed by how fast Tesla’s engineers assembled Optimus but said the machine wasn’t anything close to a breakthrough A “rough development” version of Optimus is unveiled at Tesla’s AI Day. Image: Tesla Elon Musk has finally unveiled a prototype of the much-hyped Optimus robot — a bipedal machine that the Tesla CEO imagines […]

The Supreme Court will determine whether you can sue platforms for hosting terrorists

/ Two cases will determine how far sites’ liability protections stretch Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Supreme Court will take up two cases testing legal protections for apps and websites, according to a newly released list of orders. The first case is Gonzalez v. Google, a dispute over whether sites’ recommendation systems […]

Ikea’s new Dirigera smart home hub has landed

/ The new Matter-ready, Thread-enabled smart home hub is coming next month and costs €59.99 Ikea’s new Dirigera hub is coming soon.Image: Ikea It looks like Ikea’s new Dirigera smart home hub is coming this November for €59.99 (around $59), twice as much as the existing Trådfri gateway sells for in Europe and a month […]

How to watch the Google Pixel launch event

/ The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro phones are on their way, along with an exciting new watch and maybe — just maybe — a foldable Illustration: The Verge Last May, at Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O 2022, there were hints about the company’s upcoming Pixel 7 and 7 Pro phones. Now, five months […]

The concert of the future is already happening in the metaverse

/ Nobody knows quite what live digital music looks like, but almost everyone seems to agree it’s going to be big Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge A few weeks ago, I went to a Charlie Puth concert from my computer. The concert was in Fortnite, in the new State Farm Park arena in […]

Inside one of the world’s first human composting facilities

Rachel Gerberding has a green thumb. So when her mother died this April, Gerberding decided to compost her. Gerberding, who lives in Washington state in a house surrounded by flowers, had heard about a newly legal method to turn human remains into soil. “I was like, ‘Mom, it would be such a wonderful thing for […]

Watch the first full trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

/ A closer look at Namor and a brief glimpse of a new Black Panther The latest trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever shows a kingdom in mourning with the passing of King T’Challa (played by the late Chadwick Boseman) and opens with Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett) holding the Black Panther’s helmet. It also gives […]