Netflix’s new cheaper plan with ads doesn’t work on Apple TV at launch

/ Chromecasts older than the Google TV model are also excluded from accessing the new Basic with Ads subscription tier Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Netflix’s more affordable Basic with Ads plan goes live today in several countries, but there’s one popular streaming platform where you won’t be able to access it on […]

Europe is warming faster than any other continent

/ The climate crisis affects the whole world, but some places are changing faster than others A pedestrian uses an umbrella to protect herself from the sun, at Canary Wharf, during a heatwave in London, UK, on Monday, July 18th, 2022.Jose Sarmento Matos/Bloomberg via Getty Images Europe is heating up faster than any other continent […]

God of War Ragnarök has six different graphics modes on PS5 alone

/ More choice is a good thing, but picking the ideal graphical settings is getting confusing Atreus and Kratos in God of War Ragnarök.Screenshot: God of War Ragnarök Depending on what features your TV supports, there are as many as six different graphical modes you can use to play Sony’s upcoming God of War Ragnarök […]

Peloton CEO promises the company is “done” with layoffs

/ Apparently, the ‘ship is turning,’ but the company’s stock tells a different story as Peloton falls short of Wall Street’s expectations Peloton continues to spin both its wheels and numbers.Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Peloton CEO Barry McCarthy is an optimist. During the company’s Q1 2023 earnings call, McCarthy said that the […]

The Verge’s Guide to Black Friday 2022

Black Friday 2022 With a bit of insight, you can score the best deals and navigate the month-long sales event like a total pro Black Friday, the annual deals extravaganza that closes out the year, typically falls the day after Thanksgiving in the US. However, with the onset of the pandemic and the meteoric rise […]

500 drones will create a giant Candy Crush ad above NYC

/ A depressing Bat-Signal for obnoxious marketing Drone shows have proved a popular alternative to fireworks, though not everyone is happy about their potential for advertising. Photo by Yang Bo/China News Service via Getty Images Five hundred light-equipped drones are being launched into the sky above New York City this evening to form a giant […]

Roku’s Streaming Stick 4K is selling for half off today

/ Roku’s Streaming Stick 4K is just $24.99. We also found some good deals on Amazon’s Echo Show 15, the Fitbit Luxe, and Amazon’s Fire HD 10 tablet. Roku’s Streaming Stick 4K is selling for just $24.99 instead of $49.99, which is a new all-time low.Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Want to get […]

Matter arrives on Amazon Echo smart speakers next month

/ Matter over Wi-Fi arrives on 17 Amazon Echo devices this month but initially only for Android phones and with smart plugs, bulbs, and switches. Support for iOS and more device types is coming early next year. Amazon’s latest smart speaker, the fifth-gen Echo Dot with Clock, will be a Matter controller next month.Photo by […]

Matter smart home devices are almost here

/ Over 190 products are now Matter certified or close to gaining certification, including smart plugs, motion sensors, and thermostats. And more device categories are coming soon to the new smart home standard. The CSA is hosting an event in Amsterdam this week to celebrate the launch of the new smart home standard Matter.Illustration: The […]

I can’t believe I waited this long to get a smartwatch

/ I reviewed almost every major smartphone that came out in 2022. None of them made as big of an impact on my day-to-day as a year-old smartwatch. The life-changing magic of adopting a decade-old technology.Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge I’ve used every new flagship phone from Apple, Samsung, and Google this […]