Geohot resigns from Twitter

/ “Appreciate the opportunity, but didn’t think there was any real impact I could make there.” George Hotz is moving on from his Twitter internship.Photo by Michael Zelenko / The Verge George Hotz, known for being the first person to carrier-unlock an iPhone and jailbreaking the PS3, both under his hacker alias “geohot,” has resigned […]

Elon Musk isn’t serious about giving power to a new CEO

/ Once he finds a CEO replacement, he’ll “just run the software & servers teams,” he says. Instead, he’ll run other teams at the company.Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images Elon Musk said Tuesday that he’ll still be in charge of Twitter’s software and server teams after he resigns his CEO seat to “someone […]

The Pixel 8 camera might adopt a new HDR technique

/ Google refined HDR photography on our smartphones, and new camera app code hints at a new method in the next-generation camera. The Pixel 7 used the same camera sensor as the previous generation, but that might be changing.Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The Pixel 8 is a long ways off, but […]

Spotify explores rebranding its main podcast creation tool

/ Plus, Angela Merkel also loves true-crime pods. Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge A very happy holidays to you all! The news is slow, and the food is fried. I made the best latkes of my life (of anyone’s life?) this weekend and also ate four Peter Pan jelly donuts in the span […]

Blizzard offers Overwatch 2 holiday skin for cheap amid pricing controversy

/ Get the Gingerbread Bastion for a single Overwatch coin. Image: Blizzard From now until January 3rd, Overwatch 2 players can get a pretty sweet (heh) Gingerbread Bastion skin for the low, low, low price of one Overwatch coin. While the skin is yet another example of the Overwatch design team really nailing it, players […]

Cruise’s driverless robotaxis are accepting passengers in Phoenix and Austin

/ The GM-backed company promised it would launch services in two new markets before the end of 2022. The “golden years” of expansion is at hand, the CEO says. Image: Getty Cruise is delivering on its promise to expand its robotaxi service to two new markets before the end of the year. For years, Cruise […]

Lionel Messi beats an egg on Instagram

/ In addition to his World Cup trophy, Argentina’s star footballer now has the most-liked picture on Instagram. The award he’s holding pales in comparison to the internet clout he just got.Photo by Marcelo Endelli / Getty Images In addition to a World Cup and a full set of other soccer (aka football) awards, Lionel […]

The Hyundai Kona is the latest mid-price EV to get a glow-up

/ The 2023 Kona will come in four forms: an all-electric version; a hybrid; the performance-focused N model; and one with a conventional internal combustion engine. Image: Hyundai More weird cars? Yes. More weird cars, please.  The Hyundai Kona is a small crossover that could never really be described as “weird.” But practical and economical? […]

US Postal Service to purchase 66,000 electric delivery vehicles in major shift

/ The mail agency will now spend $9.6 billion on 106,000 new trucks over the next five years, with 75 percent of them being EVs versus only 40 percent in its previous proposal. The USPS’s “Next Generation Delivery Vehicle” built by OshkoshImage: USPS The United States Postal Service said that it will add 66,000 fully […]