HBO’s The Last of Us series officially premieres in January

/ The TV adaptation of one of PlayStation’s biggest franchises will debut on January 15th. HBO Max revealed the premiere date earlier this week ahead of the official announcement. The show looks pretty bleak, just like the games.Image: HBO The TV adaptation of PlayStation’s postapocalyptic game series The Last of Us debuts on HBO and […]

Comcast’s big rival to Roku and the smart TV is called… Xumo

/ The name of Comcast and Charter’s upcoming streaming platform is another random mishmash of four letters Image: Comcast Comcast and Charter have settled on a name for the streaming hardware ecosystem it hopes will give Roku a run for its money: Xumo. If this sounds familiar, it’s because this is the name of the […]

This $12,000 speaker uses a Porsche 992 GT3 exhaust

/ The car doesn’t come attached — you’ll have to make your own revving noises The limited-edition 911 Soundbar 2.0 Pro weighs a whopping 143 pounds and features a real Porsche 992 GT3 exhaust.Image: Porsche Design Would you buy a $12,000 speaker? Okay, probably not, but would you buy one if it were built into […]

Paramount Plus sees a price hike in its future

/ Your streaming Star Trek app could get more expensive now that Paramount’s CFO says there are ‘opportunities to increase price on Paramount Plus’ Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Paramount chief financial officer Naveen Chopra said on an earnings call Wednesday that the company sees “opportunities to increase price on Paramount Plus” and […]

Google’s new prototype AI tool does the writing for you

/ Wordcraft is a ‘magic text editor’ meant to inspire writers when crafting new stories, but it’s not likely to replace your favorite authors anytime soon Google’s Douglas Eck introducing Wordcraft, an AI-powered creative writing tool, at Google AI@. Photo by Victoria Song / The Verge Remember that time Google showed off its artificial intelligence […]

LG’s 48-inch A2 OLED is still just $570 at Best Buy

Deals/ Tech / Best Buy’s eye-opening Black Friday deal from last week is still going strong. The A2 has a 60Hz refresh rate, which is lower than pricier OLED TVs, but it should be a solid investment if you want to see what OLED is all about. LG’s A2 may not have every feature that’s […]

Google plans giant AI language model supporting world’s 1,000 most spoken languages

/ It’s an ambitious project in its early stages, but Google thinks it will have benefits across its entire product ecosystem. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google has announced an ambitious new project to develop a single AI language model that supports the world’s “1,000 most spoken languages.” As a first step towards […]

Google’s text-to-image AI model Imagen is getting its first (very limited) public outing

/ Don’t expect a free-for-all. Google’s Imagen AI will only be available to handle extremely limited requests in Google’s AI Test Kitchen app. Imagen will be available in Google’s AI Test Kitchen app. Image: Google Google is being extremely cautious with the release of its text-to-image AI systems. Although the company’s Imagen model produces output […]

Google expands flood and wildfire tracking

/ Its tools are more accurate and available in new areas thanks to advances in AI Flooding in Sanford, Florida, after Hurricane Ian.Photo by Pauln Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Google announced a big expansion of its flood forecasting and wildfire tracking services today. It launched a tool called Flood Hub globally, which patches together […]

How America turned against the First Amendment

Moderation laws. Book bans. Courts that keep getting played. America’s politicians are tired of the First Amendment getting in their way, and no one seems to care. Share this story Illustration by Shira Inbar The First Amendment is one of America’s most distinctive pieces of law. But as the midterm — and, quickly, the presidential […]