North Korea used Internet Explorer vulnerability to target South Koreans

/ The exploit was embedded in documents referencing the recent crowd crush tragedy in Itaewon, Seoul. Google’s Threat Analysis Group discovered that an Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability was used to lure victims using Microsoft Office documents referencing the Itaewon Halloween crowd crush tragedy.Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge A new blog post from […]

This year’s roundup of the top Google searches includes super local trends

/ If you’re in the US, Google can tell you what the biggest search terms were in your specific area. Google will show the top searches from your part of the US.Image: Google Let’s jump straight to the chase: “Wordle” was Google’s most searched term globally in 2022. The stat was revealed as part of […]

The Verge’s favorite holiday gifts under $100

If you’re trying to save this season, we’ve pulled together a host of fantastic gifts you can buy for less than $100, ranging from e-readers to Instant Pots. Believe it or not, not every holiday season requires you to break your budget in order to obtain that perfect gift, especially when some of today’s best […]

The deep inequalities of Facebook’s secretive cross-check moderation program

/ Facebook gave special users special moderation exemptions. The Oversight Board found the reality is worse than it sounds. Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge Today, let’s talk about a new opinion from Meta’s Oversight Board that attempts to square a tension at the heart of any big social network: on one hand, a […]

Snapchat’s big new augmented reality feature is letting creators make money

/ Some creators will be able to make money off in-app lenses. It’s the start of a business Snap hopes will make its platform the center of an AR universe. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Augmented reality isn’t really a thing yet. But you know what is? Face lenses. Millions of users across […]

Microsoft Teams adds free communities feature to take on Facebook and Discord

Microsoft/ Tech / Microsoft is taking the best parts of Teams and packaging them up for groups and communities to use freely. Communities inside Microsoft Teams.Image: Microsoft Microsoft is launching a new communities feature for Microsoft Teams today, designed for consumers to use the best parts of Teams free of charge to create and organize […]

Anyone can now buy an upgraded version of companion robot ElliQ

/ The bot is designed as a companion for older adults, connecting them to family members and reminding them about health goals. A new 2.0 version is available for anyone to buy. An upgraded version of ElliQ — a robot designed to act as a companion for older adults — is now available for anyone to […]

BMW thinks it can turn speed bumps into energy for its EVs

/ The German automaker filed a patent for a new type of suspension that allows a car to gather electricity generated from bumps in the road. By Patrick George Share this story Photo by Robert Nickelsberg / Getty Images A new patent from BMW may unlock the energy-generating potential of one of America’s most defining […]