Here are some great gift ideas to get on sale for under $25

/ Keep your holiday gifting under budget, but make it seem like you spent more than you did. Lenovo’s Smart Clock 2 with its wireless charging dock has fallen to $24.99, which is a screaming deal that saves you $65.Photo by Jennifer Pattison Tuohy Once December gets going, it starts to feel like time quickly […]

Cruise’s robotaxis are under investigation for sudden braking and blocking traffic

/ NHTSA is probing three incidents in which Cruise vehicles were rear-ended after braking suddenly. The GM-backed company is defending its safety record, but city officials have lodged complaints. Image: Getty The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into General Motors’ Cruise, citing incidents in which the company’s autonomous vehicles have blocked […]

Waymo’s driverless robotaxis are now doing airport trips in Phoenix

/ The Alphabet company is getting more confident in its autonomous capabilities, deploying fully driverless cars to Phoenix’s airport to handle the trickiest types of pickups. Waymo is sending its fully driverless cars to handle some of the trickiest types of passenger pickups you can muster: airport trips. The company announced that customers flying in […]

How to get your news fix now that Twitter sucks

/ Twitter used to be great for news junkies. Now it sucks. Here’s what I’m doing to stay on top of news without Twitter on my phone. Bye.Illustration by Alex Castro A few weeks ago, I deleted Twitter from my phone and tablet. This was a long time coming, and the reasons I chose to […]

Snag a refurbished Sonos Beam soundbar for $80 off

Deals/ Tech / Sonos is hosting another one of its hard-to-resist deals on refurbished soundbars. We’ve also included a sweet upgrade promo for AT&T subscribers who want the iPhone 14 Plus for less. This image shows off the white Beam, but today’s deal loops in the black-colored Beam.Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge […]

Amazon’s Echo Show 15 review: should anybody put Alexa on the wall?

This Echo Show on the wall is the fairest smart display of them all. Updates to support Fire TV, new widget options, and a better Photo Frame mode make the flagship Echo a winner. The original idea for Amazon’s Echo Show was a large screen-based device that would offer up relevant, glanceable information for the […]

Unpleasant weather brings out unpleasant emotions on social media, study shows

/ Heatwaves and downpours sour attitudes on Twitter, it turns out. It’s a peek into how humans are adapting, or not adapting, to climate change. An abandoned and melting pint of ice cream along a city street on June 27th, 2021, in Portland, Oregon.Photo by Nathan Howard / Getty Images Heat spells and downpours are […]

The first teaser for the Barbie movie shows that life in plastic is fantastic

/ The film stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling and hits theaters on July 21st, 2023. Right now, theaters are very blue, but by next summer, that’ll change to a bright shade of pink. In anticipation, Warner Bros. released the very first teaser trailer for the Barbie movie today. It starts out as an homage […]

Henry Cavill to star in live-action Warhammer project for Amazon

/ The news comes not long after it was confirmed that he wouldn’t be back as Superman. Henry Cavill.Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Noted Warhammer nerd Henry Cavill is set to do a little something more than paint elaborate figures: he’s going to feature in a new Warhammer live-action project on Amazon. Reports of the project first […]