A new video shows how your voice can help you fight zombies in Dead Island 2

/ Dead Island 2 will be the first game to use Amazon’s Alexa voice control feature, and thanks to a new video, we have a better idea of how it works in practice. “Hey zombie!”Image: Deep Silver We already knew that Dead Island 2 will let you taunt zombies with your voice with Amazon’s new […]

Google Lens can be more than a gimmick

/ It was fun identifying webcam birds, but when I needed to find just the right doorbell, Lens saved me a lot of time. Image: Google Last Saturday, I discovered two things: I needed to buy a doorbell for my mother’s apartment, and Google Lens could be a really useful time-saver. Here’s what happened: my […]

Apple still can’t figure out what kind of car it wants to make

/ Apple’s car could lose advanced self-driving features, and it might start at less than $100,000. You’re still going to want to start saving your pennies.Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge Apple’s long-rumored car could cost less than $100,000 when it’s finally available to buy, according to Bloomberg. But the car may have less […]

Google will show you suggested keywords right under the search bar

/ Its ‘topics’ system will let you narrow down your search results. There are about to be new buttons on Google.Image: Google Google is going to start adding recommended keywords beneath the search bar to help you filter down results, according to a Tuesday blog post from the company. It calls the feature “topics” and […]

You can save $30 on Disney Plus by signing up today before the price hike

/ New and returning customers can save $30 on the ad-free annual plan if they subscribe to Disney Plus before the end of December 7th. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Want to stream She-Hulk: Attorney at Law or Andor? Then you might want to quickly sign up for a Disney Plus subscription. On Thursday, December […]

The global energy crisis “turbocharged” renewable energy growth

/ Renewable energy is outpacing coal in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Recently installed solar panels at the Defence School of Transport on September 29th, 2021, in Leconfield, England. Photo by Christopher Furlong / Getty Images Right now, there’s “unprecedented momentum behind renewables,” the International Energy Agency says. Renewable power growth has been “turbocharged” […]

The FTC is investigating crypto firms for possible misconduct following FTX collapse

/ The agency did not identify any of the firms currently under investigation or any additional details related to the probes. Illustration: The Verge The Federal Trade Commission is investigating multiple crypto companies over allegations of deceptive conduct, as first reported by Bloomberg on Monday. “While we can’t comment on current events in the crypto […]

TikTok’s best of 2022 shows its most viral videos are getting smaller

/ TikTok’s curated self-published list of top videos includes some of the app’s mega viral hits. But the view count of the top video is once again lower than last year’s. Nick Barclay / The Verge TikTok’s roundup of the biggest moments of 2022 is here — there’s a giant chocolate giraffe, musician Rosalía chewing […]

Save $70 on Google’s Nest Hub and get a free smart bulb

/ An all-time low price with a freebie thrown in? That’s a no-brainer. Plus, more deals on iPads, a Samsung monitor, and gaming accessories. The second-gen Nest Hub makes a handy bedside display.Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge We’re getting well beyond Black Friday, but the deals are still coming up strong. First off, […]

HBO Max returns to Amazon’s Prime Video Channels

/ HBO left Prime Video last year to focus on its own Max app offering, but now its content will again be available through Amazon for $15 a month. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Good news for those who hate switching apps on their TVs: HBO is making a return to Amazon’s Prime […]