Meta reportedly wins fight to buy VR startup Within

/ The court denied the FTC’s request for an injunction but with a one-week delay for an appeal. Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge A California judge is reportedly allowing Meta to close its acquisition of virtual reality fitness startup Within, despite an ongoing antitrust case by the Federal Trade Commission. Bloomberg reports that […]

Peacock drops free membership tier for new customers

/ Existing accounts won’t be affected, but new subscribers will need to pay up to watch content on Peacock going forward. Peacock says the change reflects the company’s increased focus on its Premium membership offerings.Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge NBCUniversal will no longer be offering a free membership tier for new customers subscribing […]

What “feminist Tinder” promised

/ Bumble set out to make dating better for women. Did it deliver? By Sangeeta Singh-Kurtz Share this story Image: The Verge An early slogan from Bumble encouraged users to “be the CEO your parents always wanted you to marry.” Since its founding in 2014, the company has billed its app as the more empowering […]

Netflix brings spatial audio to a lot more movies and shows

/ Premium tier Netflix subscribers can now download content onto two additional devices and have access to spatial audio across over 700 titles. The two new benefits are free and exclusive to those subscribed to Netflix’s premium tier membership, which costs $19.99 / month for 4K HDR and other perks.Illustration by Alex Castro / The […]

Netflix brings spatial audio to a lot more movies and shows

/ Premium tier Netflix subscribers can now download content onto two additional devices and have access to spatial audio across over 700 titles. The two new benefits are free and exclusive to those subscribed to Netflix’s premium tier membership, which costs $19.99 / month for 4K HDR and other perks.Illustration by Alex Castro / The […]

Anker launches cheaper USB-C fast charging options for Samsung Galaxy phones

/ These new 45W and 25W GaN fast chargers are compatible with Samsung’s Super Fast Charging 2.0 tech to quickly fill up the batteries in Galaxy phones. Anker 313 is a compact 45W GaN USB-C charger with flip-out pins and PPS support for Samsung devices.Image: Anker Anker’s releasing a pair of new “Ace” compact USB-C […]

Tiffany Fong flames Celsius, FTX and NY Post: Hall of Flame – Cointelegraph Magazine

Name: Tiffany FongAnonymous: No Twitter followers: 51.7K Known for: Breaking leaked info on Celsius and interviewing Sam Bankman-Fried after the FTX collapse  Who is Tiffany Fong anyway?  Tiffany Fong is 28 years old, has a background in marketing, and describes herself as a “reluctant crypto content creator” who developed a following after $100,000 worth of her crypto […]

Did Spotify screw up? ‘No… and yes,’ says its CEO

/ Plus, new details on Spotify’s audiobook plans and podcast spending Nick Barclay / The Verge This is Hot Pod, The Verge’s newsletter about podcasting and the audio industry. Sign up here for more. Hi, everyone, I’m here today while Ariel is off for the week. I’ve really been enjoying the new Rian Johnson / Natasha Lyonne […]

PSA: Gmail’s new package tracking interface is now live if you know where to look

/ Announced last November, the new interface offers a quicker way to see when your packages might arrive. The new interface offers more at-a-glance information about where your package is.Screenshot by Jon Porter / The Verge Gmail’s iOS and Android apps have been updated with a new interface that makes it easier to see where […]