Meta Quest users can now track their heart rate in VR workouts

/ Android users will also be able to automatically sync workout data via Health Connect. Both heart rate and Android workout tracking integrations are necessary for VR fitness to become popular.Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Meta is adding two new fitness-related features to the Meta Quest. The first is Health Connect integration, […]

Apple’s MicroLED dream: what it means for the Apple Watch and beyond

Apple/ Tech / The Apple Watch already has a beautiful display, so MicroLED’s benefits aren’t obvious, but it’s an inevitable next step for the screens in our mobile devices. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple is reportedly planning to build MicroLED displays into future Apple Watch models — either in 2024 or […]

Skull and Bones gets lost at sea, delayed yet again

Gaming/ Entertainment / *Fozzie Bear voice* Why do they call it Skull and Bones? Because that’s all that’ll be left by the time the game launches! Wocka wocka. Image: Ubisoft Skull and Bones is quickly becoming the Duke Nukem of the ‘20s as Ubisoft has announced, in response to poor overall sales and an economic […]

The Royal Mail tells customers to hold international items after ‘cyber incident’

/ The courier hasn’t specified whether it’s an intentional hack or a technical snafu, but it does mean that you shouldn’t try to send international packages or letters. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The Royal Mail says it’s suffered from a disruption to its ability to ship packages or letters internationally, which […]

Microsoft employees are getting unlimited time off

/ Microsoft will no longer require US employees to formally record vacation thanks to a new Discretionary Time Off policy. Illustration: The Verge Microsoft is giving its US employees unlimited time off. The announcement was made in an email to employees from Kathleen Hogan, Microsoft’s chief people officer, today in a memo seen by The […]

The regulatory maze behind health tech vaporware

/ CES has tons of cool health tech gadgets, but there’s a very simple reason why most will never make it to market — or won’t be as neat when they do. Movano’s Evie Ring has been in the works for a while. It’s currently going through trials to get FDA clearance.Image: Movano Every year […]

Meta confirms it’s rescinded some full-time job offers

/ This is the first time the social media giant has withdrawn signed, full-time offers from potential employees and follows its first mass layoffs last fall. At least 20 signed, full-time job offers were withdrawn by MetaIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge According to a report by TechCrunch, Meta confirmed reports it has revoked […]

Apple gives small businesses a direct link to its listings and a way around Google

Apple/ Tech / Apple’s rolling out Business Connect, a new tool that lets companies add more information to their listings across Apple’s services, including photos, hours, and special promotions. Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge Apple will soon start displaying more detailed and accurate business listings, all thanks to the company’s new Business Connect […]

Netflix adds the SAG Awards to its growing list of livestreams

/ The SAG Awards will stream directly on Netflix beginning in 2024, but the company will stream this year’s ceremony on YouTube. It’s the company’s latest push into livestreaming, which already includes a Chris Rock special for March. It’s a small but notable step into livestreaming.Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Netflix will live […]