Miniot Wheel 2 review: a unique vertical turntable worth waiting for

It’ll cost you more than $2,000. It nearly cost its maker everything. It only took six years, one life-saving operation, and hundreds of thousands in personal loans, but this handmade, gravity-defying record player from mom-and-pop shop Miniot is finally available to buy. Backers of the original 2017 Kickstarter have been on a wild ride, and […]

Meta’s new quests could give you something to do in its VR social network

/ No, not Quest headsets, but actual in-game missions you can complete for prizes. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Meta’s Horizon Worlds VR social network is getting quests. No, not Quest headsets, but in-game missions with rewards that might make its experiences more entertaining to visit and more interesting to return to. […]

Future Apple Watches could automatically accessorize with their bands

/ A patent describes how the wearable could change faces or carry out other automations depending on what accessory you’ve slipped on or off. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Imaging swapping out a hot pink Apple Watch band for an earth-tone green one, and having your watchface automatically change to a matching […]

Instagram has started putting ads in search results

/ Yes, Instagram’s getting even more ads, and they’ll show up when you tap into a post on Instagram’s search results page and start scrolling. Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge More ads are coming to Instagram, and this time, they’re invading the platform’s search results. In a post on its blog, Instagram says […]

ChatGPT comes for radio

/ Plus, NPR braces for layoffs. Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images This is Hot Pod, The Verge’s newsletter about podcasting and the audio industry. Sign up here for more. It’s been pretty slow in the audio world for the past few weeks — except when it comes to AI, which seems to be […]

Oops, Windows’ screenshot tool may be saving stuff you cropped out, too

/ Researchers recently announced the ‘acropalypse’ vulnerability in the Pixel’s screenshot tools, but it seems like Google wasn’t the only company to make this mistake. Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge You know how researchers recently discovered that the Pixel’s built-in cropping tool didn’t actually get rid of the data you removed and that a […]

Best laptop 2023: 15 best laptops you can buy

The best laptops for you, from ultraportables to high-powered editing machines The best laptop of 2023 can come with a variety of brands, prices, and features. Whether you’re looking for a business notebook, a Chromebook, a 2-in-1 convertible, or something else entirely, our recommendations below should have you covered. Our current pick for the best […]

Intel graphics chief Raja Koduri leaves after five years battling Nvidia and AMD

/ Intel’s Arc GPUs have yet to truly impress, but perhaps they still might. Raja Koduri, wearing a jersey celebrating the Intel Arc GPUs and holding a silicon wafer.Image: Intel After five years attempting to make Intel into a competitor for Nvidia and AMD in the realm of discrete graphics for gamers and beyond — […]

Beats is preparing new “Studio Buds Plus” with more powerful noise cancellation

Apple/ Tech / They’ll have better ANC and a clearer transparency mode. And you’ll likely be able to buy them sooner than later. 9to5Mac uncovered images showing a black and gold finish.Image: 9to5Mac Beats is preparing to release an upgraded version of its wireless Studio Buds. In the latest iOS 16.4 beta released today, 9to5Mac […]