Kodiak gets $50 million to develop self-driving reconnaissance vehicles for the US Army

/ The California-based startup will work with the army’s Robotic Combat Vehicle program over the next 24 months. Image: Kodiak Robotics Kodiak Robotics, the autonomous truck startup, will receive $49.9 million to help the US Army develop self-driving vehicles for reconnaissance, surveillance, and other “high-risk” missions. The Mountain View, California-based company, which primarily builds self-driving […]

Elon Musk’s Neuralink is reportedly facing a federal probe on animal welfare grounds

/ Employees are said to have raised concerns internally that demands for fast progress are causing unnecessary mistakes. A monkey in Neuralink’s in-house facility.Image: Neuralink Neuralink, the brain implant company founded by Elon Musk, is reportedly facing a federal probe over the treatment of animals used in its experiments. Reuters reports that a probe was […]

YouTube is making its own Twitch-like emotes

/ YouTube now has its own set of custom emotes that work across all comments and live chats. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube is starting to roll out its own custom emotes. The Twitch-like emotes, dubbed YouTube Emotes, can be used across YouTube in comment sections and during live chats, though the […]

Meta Oversight Board demands changes to “cross-check” program that protected Donald Trump

/ Cross-check is supposed to reduce the ‘perception of censorship,’ but it amounts to special treatment of big accounts. Illustration: Nick Barclay / The Verge Meta’s Oversight Board has released an in-depth report on Facebook and Instagram’s controversial cross-check system, calling on Meta to make the program “radically” more transparent and beef up its resources. […]

Tuesday’s top tech news: Apple’s DIY repair service comes to Europe

Europeans, this could soon be you.Image: Apple It’s always nice to start the day with a bit of unambiguously good news, so it brings me great pleasure to report that Apple’s DIY repair service for iPhones and Macs has launched in select (read: eight) European countries. The service is still not perfect (Apple’s devices arguably […]

Waze gets built-in car app for the first time

/ Two new Renault cars will be the first to get a dedicated Waze app with real-time routing, navigation, and more. Waze on a new Renault vehicle.Image: Waze Waze is launching a dedicated app on two new cars with Google built in. It’s the first time Waze has been available as a standalone app in […]

Google Search brings continuous scrolling to desktop

/ It’ll now load up to six pages of continuous results before asking you to click a “See more” button. Illustration: The Verge Google’s search results on desktop will load in a continuous scroll instead of dividing into pages, the company has announced. The move follows a similar change made on mobile in October last […]

Apple’s DIY repair service launches in Europe

/ Customers in eight European countries, including the UK, can now buy parts and tools to repair select iPhones and MacBooks. Spare parts and tools are available for select iPhones and MacBooks.Image: Apple Apple’s self-service repair program, which is designed to let customers repair their own iPhones and MacBooks, is launching in Europe. The company […]

The NRLB says Apple interrogated and coerced employees in Atlanta

/ The regulator has found merit to charges made by one of the first unions to schedule a vote for Apple’s US retail locations. The company could be facing another labor board complaint.Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge Apple illegally interrogated and made coercive statements to employees during a union drive at one of […]