Save $40 on the second-gen Apple Pencil today

/ We’ve also found steep discounts on popular gifts like Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite and Bose’s QC45 headphones so you can save big on your holiday shopping. Right now, you can buy the second-gen Apple Pencil for $89.99 instead of $129.99.Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The holidays are quickly approaching, and if you […]

Hayao Miyazaki’s next film hits Japanese theaters in 2023

/ The long-in-the-works feature How Do You Live is slated to premiere on July 14th, 2023. Hayao MizayakiPhoto by Frazer Harrison / Getty Images The next release from famed animation house Studio Ghibli is due to hit Japan next year. How Do You Live (still a tentative title), the latest feature directed by Hayao Miyazaki, […]

You can now wave at Alexa

/ Gesture controls arrive on Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 10, but only for timers. Amazon also added two new accessibility features; Text to Speech has Alexa read out what you type, and Consolidated Captions enables captions on all your Echo Show devices. You can now dismiss timers by holding up your hand to […]

How to avoid being victimized by porch pirates

/ Deliveries left at doorsteps are vulnerable to thieves. Here are some tips to make sure you get your packages before they do. Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge It’s the holiday shopping season, and although people are once again visiting stores in person, most of us are also (or only) shopping online. That […]

High on Life is a hilarious shooter where you fire as many bullets as jokes

Games Review The latest release from Squanch Games, led by Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland, is an absurdist sci-fi adventure. Share this story High on LifeImage: Squanch Games Justin Roiland’s comedy appears somewhat dividing: many absolutely love its absurdist, drawn-out weirdness, while others find it grating and annoying. It is most prominent in the […]

WordPress debated taking down the New York Post Hunter Biden story

/ ‘There is always a discussion,’ says Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg. Photo by ALASTAIR PIKE / AFP via Getty Images WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg says the New York Post’s 2020 story on Hunter Biden forced parent company Automattic to weigh difficult moderation questions for the WordPress VIP hosting service — although the company concluded it shouldn’t […]

Google postpones Chrome changes that could have big impact on ad blocking extensions

/ It’s no longer planning to begin turning off the old extensions standard in January, and says the rest of the timeline is ‘under review.’ Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google no longer plans to begin turning off the Chrome browser’s old extensions standard in January, the company’s developer advocate for Chrome Extensions […]

How to buy a social network, with Tumblr CEO Matt Mullenweg

What can Elon learn from Tumblr? Share this story Photo Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge We have to talk about Twitter, right? Elon Musk bought it. He’s making all these changes, and he’s realizing that content moderation decisions are quite complicated, especially when the stakes are high. But talking about Twitter in a […]

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried charged with securities fraud by the SEC

/ Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested Monday evening in the Bahamas and is expected to face extradition to the US to face criminal charges filed by the SEC, the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Illustration: The Verge About twelve hours after we learned authorities in […]

iPhone 14’s emergency satellite feature arrives in select European countries

/ iPhone 14 owners in France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK can now use Emergency SOS via satellite if they can’t connect via cellular or Wi-Fi. The feature prompts you to turn in the direction of the satellite. Photo by Victoria Song / The Verge Emergency SOS via satellite, a new safety feature introduced with […]