You deserve more than $2 for running your phone’s data through Amazon

/ I’m not sure who needs to hear this, but your data should be far more valuable than that. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is offering some users a whole $2 a month for only one teeny, tiny thing in return: that they route their traffic through an Amazon server so the […]

Motorola’s Edge 30 Fusion is coming to the US in pink, and I don’t hate it

/ The upper-midrange Edge 30 Fusion arrives on North American shores in a fancy new color: magenta. A pink phone stands out in a sea of black devices.Image: Motorola Motorola is making its high-end Edge 30 Fusion available in the US for the first time in a bold, new color option. It’s the color option, […]

Why wind energy isn’t living up to its pollution-preventing potential

/ Most of the health benefits from wind farms haven’t reached communities of color and low-income Americans, new research shows. Interstate 40 in Adrian, Texas.Photo by Paul Harris / Getty Images Wind power isn’t cleaning up as much pollution as it could, especially in communities of color and low-income neighborhoods, new research shows. The US’s […]

Google Messages is getting end-to-end encrypted RCS group chats

/ The company is making good on its promise that all the (non-SMS) messages you send will be end-to-end encrypted. Google’s making its implementation of RCS even better.Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Google announced it’s going to start rolling out end-to-end encrypted group RCS chats to the Google Messages beta over the next […]

Another Blizzard QA department wins union vote

/ QA testers working on Diablo IV in Albany, New York, have just elected Activision Blizzard’s second union after an actual blizzard delayed the vote. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Workers at Blizzard’s Albany, New York offices — organized as GWA Albany under the Communication Workers of America (CWA) — have won their […]

This popular illustration app has canceled its AI image generator

/ The popular digital illustration app announced the feature just three days ago and has since apologized to its creator community. Celsys has canceled an upcoming rollout of an AI image generator for its Clip Studio Paint app following backlash from the artist community who use it.Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Japanese illustration […]

The Meta Quest Pro’s new update will let it record what it sees

/ The latest software update will let you record what you see through the Quest Pro’s colorized passthrough mode. There are some other additions, too. The $1,499.99 Quest Pro headset is capable of mixed reality capture, something we wished it could do at launch, so that we could have shown you what we saw during […]

Beat Saber’s downloadable songs are half price until next week

/ A very good deal, valid until December 6th. It applies to individual tracks only. Rhythm game Beat Saber is one of the best things to do in virtual reality. But — no offense to its default music packs — buying extra songs from major artists like Lizzo, BTS, Lady Gaga, Green Day, and Linkin Park […]

Hate speech is soaring on Twitter under Elon Musk, report finds

Twitter/ Tech / An influx of hateful content flooded Twitter immediately after Musk took over. A new report finds that despite Musk’s claims, hate speech is up and getting more traction. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Elon Musk claimed last week that “hate speech impressions” on Twitter were down by one-third since he […]