The best Black Friday deals you can already get at Amazon

/ Amazon has started to roll out some excellent discounts ahead of Black Friday, including deals on 4K TVs, wireless earbuds, gaming accessories, and more. Amazon’s Black Friday discounts extend to more than just Amazon devices.Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Black Friday is right around the corner, but Amazon is wasting no time […]

Elon Musk says Twitter is done with layoffs and now hiring

/ Twitter had nearly 7,500 employees before Musk took over. Now it has about 2,700. Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images After purging nearly two-thirds of Twitter’s 7,500-person workforce in three weeks, Elon Musk is hiring again. During an all-hands meeting with employees on Monday, Musk said that Twitter is done with […]

Where to buy refurbished products

/ Buying new is nice, but you can save a lot money (and give devices a second life) by purchasing refurbished. Here’s how to find products from leading retailers and brands. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Buying a refurbished device rather than one that’s brand-new can save you a ton of money. […]

The best free apps for video meetings

/ Zoom isn’t the only videoconferencing app out there — there are several free apps you can use for online meetings. Illustration by Samar Haddad / Photo by Becca Farsace The pandemic has had long-lasting effects on the way we work. As things have opened up, many of us are still using videoconferencing apps to […]

LG’s 27-inch OLED gaming monitor does 240Hz and costs $1,000

/ It’s a new 1440p model that prioritizes a fast 240Hz refresh rate over a higher 4K resolution. And you know what? I’m cool with that. This OLED monitor stands out with its adjustable stand, giving you more versatility than the legs included with OLED TVs.Image: LG LG’s OLED panels are getting even smaller. With […]

Sony and Honda might stick a PS5 in their upcoming autonomous electric car

/ The Sony Honda Mobility joint venture leaders are looking to take on Tesla’s electric vehicles — at least, on the entertainment side of things. Sony’s Vision-S concept on display at CES 2020.Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Sony and Honda are mulling cramming a PS5 into their upcoming entertainment-focused electric vehicle as they […]

Ubisoft is back to releasing games on Steam, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

/ ‘We’re constantly evaluating how to bring our games to different audiences wherever they are,’ writes Ubisoft. Key art for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.Image: Ubisoft Ubisoft is bringing Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Anno 1800, and Roller Champions to Steam, arguably its first major releases on Valve’s PC distribution platform since 2019. “We’re constantly evaluating how to bring our […]

Waymo’s new robotaxi is an all-electric people mover with no steering wheel

/ The Alphabet company got together with Geely’s Zeekr to build its next-generation autonomous people mover, and it’s as notable for what it’s missing (steering wheel, side-view mirrors) as for what it’s got. Waymo teamed up with Geely to debut its new purpose built autonomous taxi.Photo by Abigail Bassett for The Verge Waymo, the Alphabet-owned […]

Sonic Frontiers buries its great ideas under soul-crushing design flaws

What the game does right is obscured under layer after layer of poor design, glitches, and an inscrutable story. Share this story Image: Sega Sonic Frontiers broke me. This game frustrated me so thoroughly that when I, at last, put the controller down, I did not feel a sense of accomplishment but one of relief. […]

Elon Musk is laying off even more Twitter workers

/ The latest round of layoffs affects Twitter’s sales teams. Illustration by Laura Normand / The Verge Elon Musk announced a new wave of layoffs affecting Twitter’s sales teams on Monday, according to a report from Bloomberg. Sources familiar with the situation told Bloomberg that Musk is cutting more workers to balance out each team, […]