T-Mobile is reportedly adding an activation fee for online orders

/ The Uncarrier is doing carrier things again, and this time, it’s adding an activation fee — even if you set up your own account online The Uncarrier image is fading fast.Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge What’s that in the air? Why, it’s the scent of crisp autumn leaves, pumpkin spice everything, and […]

Mercedes-Benz EQE electric sedan will start at $76,050

/ The German automaker’s latest electrified model will arrive in dealerships in fall 2022. The highest trim level with all the options will sell for a little under $100,000. Image: Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz just announced the pricing of its all-electric luxury sedan the EQE, and unsurprisingly, it starts north of $76,000. But unlike its electrified sibling […]

King Ranch will be the site of the largest carbon capture project yet

/ Capturing carbon dioxide is just another side to Occidental’s oil business Signage is displayed outside of Occidental Petroleum Corp. offices in Carlsbad, New Mexico, US, on Friday, September 11th, 2020. Oil giant Occidental announced an enormous escalation of its plans to take planet-heating carbon dioxide out of the air. It signed a lease agreement […]

What are Apple’s audiobook rules, anyway?

/ Plus, layoffs at Amp and a dive into Apple’s App Store rules Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge This is the free weekly edition of Hot Pod, The Verge’s newsletter about podcasting and the audio industry. You can sign up here. Hello, hello, hello. I hope you’re all ready for a busy, Amazon-packed […]

Disenchanted’s first trailer looks like all of Disney’s evil witch stories rolled into one

/ Director Adam Shankman’s Enchanted sequel looks like a distillation of a bunch of Disney’s recent stories about witches messing with reality While Enchanted was a surprisingly inspired riff on the studio’s archetypical princess fairytales, Disenchanted, director Adam Shankman’s upcoming sequel to the movie, looks like a straightforward redux of Disney’s recent stories about witches […]

Google is offering a pair of Nest Audio speakers for just $89 today

/ You can also currently find excellent discounts on Logitech’s ultralight gaming mouse and our favorite pair of noise-canceling earbuds, the WF-1000XM4 The Google Nest Audio speaker can be paired with a twin for stereo sound.Photo: Dan Seifert / The Verge Lots of retailers are wasting no time gearing up for Black Friday, Best Buy […]

Audio-Technica’s 1980s Sound Burger portable turntable is back

Gadgets/ Tech / The unique turntable retains all of its vintage styling but adds in modern conveniences like Bluetooth and USB-C In honor of its 60th anniversary, Audio-Technica is rereleasing the AT-727, its iconic portable record player better known as the Sound Burger. This time, it arrives with a few hardware updates for the modern […]

The FTC isn’t happy about Chegg’s data breaches

/ The education technology company is accused of ‘careless’ data security, with exposed information including student sexual orientations and religions The FTC has taken action against Chegg for exposing sensitive student dataPhoto Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint on Monday against education technology provider Chegg, which […]