The best Black Friday Google deals you can get

/ Much of Google’s device portfolio is on sale through Black Friday weekend, including the Pixel 7 phones, Pixel Watch, Pixel Buds Pro, and a variety of Nest smart home gadgets. The Pixel 7 (left) and Pixel 7 Pro (right) are some of the many big Google deals going on.Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / […]

The best Black Friday deals on gaming laptops

/ If you’re looking for a gaming-grade laptop, you don’t have to wait — Black Friday and Cyber Monday prices are already here from the likes of Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg. The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14.Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge You’re not just looking for a workhorse. You want a laptop […]

The best Black Friday deals on Apple devices

/ There’s no need to wait around to get the year’s best deals on all sorts of Apple products, including AirPods, the Apple Watch, iPads, and more. The Apple Watch Series 8 is $50 off in time for Black Friday.Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Plenty of tech is on sale for Black […]

Vivo’s X90 Pro Plus is the first phone with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset

/ The China-only X90 Pro Plus gets Qualcomm’s brand-new SoC and a camera system that goes extremely hard. The X stands for extreme, indeed.Image: Vivo Vivo announced a trio of new flagship phones today, and sitting at the top is the X90 Pro Plus, complete with the brand-new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset announced just […]

Kia’s rebrand has left many people wondering who “KN” is

/ A tale of rebrands, search engine optimization, and the difficulty of trying to figure out what car you’re looking at. What do you see when you look at this logo?Photo by Roberto Baldwin for The Verge When I see the relatively new Kia logo, which is just the brand’s name but in an extremely […]

Marvel Snap introduces new cards and a way to get the cards you want

/ In a forthcoming patch, players will have a new shop and a new currency to earn that will let them purchase the cards they want. Image: Second Dinner The developers behind Marvel Snap keep giving the people what they want. In a blog post, the developers announced that in the next patch, they’re adding […]

California’s last operating nuclear plant just got a $1.1 billion lifeline

/ The Diablo Canyon Power Plant is a major flashpoint in the argument over the future of nuclear energy in the US. Aerial view of the Diablo Canyon, the only operational nuclear plant left in California.Photo by George Rose / Getty Images The Department of Energy extended a $1.1 billion lifeline to California’s embattled Diablo […]

What is the best controller for Xbox consoles?

Basic, premium, affordable, and customizable — lots to pick from You may not realize it, but we’re living in a golden age of gaming controllers. The gamepads on the market now are better quality, more versatile, and more customizable than anything from just a few console generations ago. That includes the plethora of third-party options […] turns 20 and now has a following on Discord

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Netflix’s heist series Kaleidoscope can be watched in any order

/ The nonlinear thriller stars Giancarlo Esposito, Paz Vega, and Tati Gabrielle and starts streaming on January 1st. There are a lot of crime shows on Netflix, but the upcoming series Kaleidoscope offers something a little different: the option to watch in whatever order you want. The nonlinear series is a heist drama that stars […]