PayPal and Venmo will soon support Apple’s Tap to Pay contactless payments tech

Tech/ Business / Merchants will be able to accept contactless payments on their iPhones through the PayPal or Venmo iOS apps. You’ll be able to accept contactless payments on your iPhone through the PayPal or Venmo iOS apps.Image: Apple PayPal is going to make it easier for merchants in the US to take payments right […]

The date of the big HBO Max and Discovery Plus merger moved up

/ Warner Bros Discovery is so pleased with the progress of the merger that it now wants to launch the new app in the spring of 2023. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In an earnings call today, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav announced that the merging of HBO Max and Discovery Plus […]

Sling TV now costs $40 a month, the fourth price hike in five years

/ Like Netflix, Dish’s TV streaming service has doubled in price since day one. Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge If you’re paying Dish to stream live TV channels over the internet, prepare for a higher bill yet again: the company’s Sling TV streaming service is raising prices by $5 a month for the […]

AMD announces its RX 7900 XTX and XT graphics cards, powered by RDNA 3

/ The company’s bringing its chiplet architecture to gaming GPUs. Image: AMD AMD has announced its next generation of graphics cards, the RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT, which are the first cards powered by its new architecture, RDNA 3, which uses a chiplet design similar to the company’s Ryzen processors. So far, AMD […]

Vonage to pay $100 million to settle “junk fee” allegations

/ Last year, the FTC put out a policy statement promising to go after companies deploying ‘dark patterns’ and hidden fees. Getty Images On Thursday, the internet-based telecom provider Vonage agreed to pay $100 million to the Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that it created an artificially burdensome process to cancel the service that […]

The next attempt to launch the Artemis I mission will be at night

/ The rocket will begin rolling back out to Launch Pad 39B just after midnight on Friday, November 4th. The SLS rocket for the Artemis 1 mission on September 27, 2022.Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images NASA has confirmed its next launch attempt for the Artemis I mission will be at night, with a […]

Blood oxygen monitors face scrutiny from FDA panel

Science/ Health / The devices don’t work as well on people with darker skin, and experts say the agency should call for more testing and labeling. Photo by Jon Akira Yamamoto/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images Devices that monitor blood oxygen levels in the hospital and at home need to be more carefully regulated, a Food and […]

VR is still too expensive

/ Now that we’re finally seeing actual prices for the next generation of VR headsets, I’m finding the sticker shock to be tough to swallow. The PSVR2 starts at $549.99 and launches next year.Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge PlayStation VR2 costs more than the most expensive PS5. I get why, but it’s still […]

With Netflix’s ads tier, you never know what you’re going to get

/ It’s Netflix with ads, but you won’t know how many ads you might have to watch until you hit play. And some things just aren’t available at all. It’s Netflix — but with ads.Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Clicking into something on Netflix’s new ads tier is a roll of the dice: […]