The creator of the future is smart, attractive, and… animated

/ As we spend more time in digital spaces, our avatars are becoming part of our personalities. And digital creators and influencers are becoming part of our culture. Jarett Sitter / The Verge There’s a decent chance you’ve come across Shudu on Instagram. She’s constantly having cool adventures in New York and Paris, she models […]

Our lunar ambitions depend on this fake Moon dirt

/ Watch us put some lunar regolith simulant to the test. Fun fact from the files of “there’s a job for that”: there are multiple companies that specialize in making fake Moon dirt. Technically, it’s called lunar regolith to help differentiate it from “soil,” which implies the presence of organic material, or from “dirt,” which, […]

Check out this library of obsolete sounds, including plenty of clips of old tech

Gadgets/ Tech / The project wants to ‘draw attention to the world’s disappearing soundscapes.’ Obsolete Sounds is a new project that its creator Cities and Memory claims is “the world’s biggest collection of obsolete and disappearing sounds.” It consists of over 150 sounds that are increasingly rare, ranging from sounds used in retro video games, […]

Twitter hit with wave of porn and spam obscuring tweets about China protests

/ Searches for major cities in China have become filled with spam from seemingly inauthentic accounts.  Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter search results for major Chinese cities have become filled with tweets about escort services, porn, and gambling that are obscuring legitimate reports about a wave of protests that have gripped the […]

Inflight 5G calls and data could become a reality in Europe with new decision

/ New rules allocate certain spectrum for the cellular connectivity. Photo by Soeren Stache/picture alliance via Getty Images The European Commission is opening the door for European airlines to begin offering inflight 5G connectivity, the organization has announced, by allocating certain spectrum for inflight 5G as well as “previous mobile technology generations.” Passengers will connect […]

The best Black Friday deals under $25 you can still get

/ Times are tough and budgets are tight these days, but there are still some excellent deals around on very affordable tech you should check out. Apple’s AirTag tracker is down to just $25.Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg While much of our Cyber Monday coverage spans a wide range of prices, it’s no […]

Gran Turismo chief says devs are ‘looking into’ a PC port

/ Polyphony Digital head Kazunori Yamauchi told GTPlanet that the studio is ‘considering’ bringing the series from PlayStation to PC. Image: Sony Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi isn’t ruling out a PC port for the long-running racing sim franchise. In an interview with GTPlanet (via Eurogamer) during the Gran Turismo World Finals on Sunday, Yamauchi […]

A bunch of Sonos speakers are 20 percent off for Cyber Monday

/ The deal covers a bunch of Sonos speakers and soundbars and is matched by Best Buy, Target, and more. The Arc is 20 percent off. Still expensive though.Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Here’s a good deal: a big swath of Sonos’s speakers and soundbars are 20 percent off through Cyber Monday. The […]

The best early Cyber Monday deals you can get at Target

/ Target impresses with Cyber Monday discounts on tech from Apple, Fire TV Sticks from Amazon, Nest Minis from Google, and much more. You can get Microsoft’s wireless Xbox controller in several colors at Target.Photo by Antonio G. Di Benedetto / The Verge The holiday shopping season is well underway, and several retailers, including Target, […]

The best early Cyber Monday deals under $100

/ If you’re on a budget, we found a ton of deals on streaming devices and services, smart speakers, e-readers, gaming accessories, and more for under $100. The latest Kindle Paperwhite starts at $94.99 with 8GB of storage and ads..Image: Amazon Deals on new LG OLED TVs are nice and all, but not everybody can […]