Fanfiction was the guilty pleasure that helped me unlock the internet

My taboo teenage pastime introduced me to the wide world of internet subcultures. Share this story The hours I have spent on this site…Photo by Victoria Song / The Verge My affair with fanfiction started off as an English assignment. At the tender age of 12, my tiger parents forced me to spend every free […]

Elon Musk’s Twitter layoffs leave whole teams gutted

About half of Twitter’s 7,500 employees are now gone, with teams focused on trust and safety issues hit the hardest. Share this story Elon Musk has now purged roughly half of Twitter’s 7,500 employee base, leaving whole teams totally or near completely gutted, including those tasked with defending against election misinformation ahead of the US […]

TikTok is back after a brief outage

/ TikTok appears to be back online after the app started telling users it had “no internet connection.” Not the best day for TikTok.Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge For a little while this afternoon, many people get a message that there’s “no internet connection” while trying to browse their For You page inside […]

TikTok is down, telling users there’s ‘no internet connection’

/ TikTok is experiencing a major outage. If you were scrolling videos to distract yourself from Twitter, you might want to go somewhere else. Not the best day for TikTok.Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge If you can’t pull up TikTok to zone out for a few minutes, it’s not your internet connection — […]

Elon Musk bought Twitter. Now, what’s next?

Laura Normand / The Verge Elon Musk owns Twitter. There was a lot of back and forth about bots and text messages, but in the end, Musk settled on buying the company rather than facing a deposition or Chancery Court trial and eventually strode into Twitter HQ carrying a sink. Elon Musk began Twitter’s new […]

How to use Continuity Camera on macOS

/ You can now use your iPhone as a webcam for video calls on your Mac. Here’s how to do it. This is how you video call now. Get with the program.Screenshot by Sean Hollister / The Verge Continuity Camera is one of the most exciting features of macOS Ventura. It allows you — if […]

Hazardous asteroid hunters are searching for the “city killers”

/ Planetary defense efforts are looking for asteroids that might cause regional destruction in the future. An artist’s impression of an asteroid lurking inside the orbits of Earth and Venus.Image: DOE/FNAL/DECam/CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/ This week, astronomers announced the discovery of three previously unknown near-Earth asteroids that had been hiding in the glare of the Sun — and […]

Fully kicks off its November site-wide sale with 20 percent off everything

/ You can save up to 20 percent on custom-built and prefab standing desks in addition to a number of other office accessories. Fully’s Jarvis Bamboo Standing Desk is discounted by 20 percent right now.Photo by Sean Hollister / The Verge Fully is joining the growing list of retailers kicking off their Black Friday-adjacent sales. […]

Sega is keeping mini consoles alive

The company has two new tiny devices, the Astro Mini City V and the Sega Genesis Mini 2, that prove there’s still a place for miniaturized classics. Share this story For a few years there, tiny retro game consoles were a big deal. Nintendo kicked off the trend with its miniature NES, and it wasn’t […]