Stellantis is blaming EVs for its upcoming Jeep layoffs

/ It’s halting work at a facility in Illinois, potentially affecting over a thousand workers. One of Stellantis’ EV concept vehicles.Image: Stellantis Stellantis, the company behind Fiat, Dodge, and Jeep, has announced that it plans to halt one of its plants and lay off 1,200 workers come February. Its reasoning? Pressure from COVID-19, sure, along […]

Peloton removes classes feat. Kanye West from on-demand library

/ West’s music is included in many a fitness playlist, but you won’t find it on your Peloton. You won’t find Ye’s music in Peloton’s on-demand library.Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Music is a big part of any Peloton workout, but Kanye West, now legally known as Ye, won’t be. Over the […]

Disney Plus with ads isn’t a very good deal

/ Disney’s new ads tier is a buck more expensive than Netflix’s and replaces a plan that many had already been paying for. If you want the cheapest tier of Disney Plus, you’ll be suffering through some ads.Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Disney Plus’ new ad-supported tier, Disney Plus Basic, is now available, […]

Here are the shipping deadlines to get your holiday gifts there on time

Deals/ Tech / Get your holiday gifts where they need to go before the deadlines. The Noc Design / The Verge The same thing happens every year. Things get busy with work, school, and life in general until you’re suddenly up against the clock as you race your gifts to your local post office, FedEx […]

Who’s snitching on the big crypto group chat?

/ And why? How much is that group chat in the window?Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge I have been somewhat unsure of what to make about The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times’ reports about text messages, sent on Signal, between rivals Changpeng “CZ” Zhao and Sam Bankman-Fried around the time […]

Activists respond to Apple choosing encryption over invasive image scanning plans

/ Apple’s proposed photo-scanning measures were controversial — have either side’s opinions changed with Apple’s plans? Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge When Apple introduced its slate of initiatives to prevent the spread of child sexual abuse material, or CSAM, last year, they were controversial, to say the least. While some praised the company […]

Forspoken’s new demo has fun parkour hiding under a generic action RPG

Gaming/ Entertainment / There’s a solid game with some interesting movement mechanics buried under Square Enix’s poor promotion and cringey dialogue. Image: Square Enix It might be time to stop ragging on Forspoken. Yes, it has an abysmal name (that, upon reflection, is no more ridiculous than, say, Triangle Strategy or Live A Live), but […]

Now you can go password-free in Chrome with passkeys

/ Google’s stable M108 release of Chrome opens up the secure login feature to non-Canary users. Now, compatible sites can ask to log in with passkey within Chrome.Screenshot: The Verge Passkeys are now available to use in Chrome. Google added the passwordless secure login standard this week to Chrome Stable M108 after going through a […]

Eight artists will journey around the Moon on a future SpaceX flight

/ Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa selected eight people (and two alternates) to journey with him around the Moon. Maezawa with the dearMoon crew and two alternates.Image: Yusaku Maezawa On Thursday, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa announced the selection of an eight-person crew who will join him on a SpaceX mission around the Moon. Maezawa’s dearMoon mission […]