Telegram introduces voice-to-text video transcription

/ Additional features coming to the messaging platform include group topics, collectible usernames, and new emoji packs. Telegram Premium subscribers now have access to voice-to-text transcription for video messages.Image: Telegram Telegram has updated its app with new features and visual updates, including the addition of voice-to-text transcription for videos, separate topics in large group chats, […]

Telegram introduces voice-to-text video transcription

/ Additional features coming to the messaging platform include group topics, collectible usernames, and new emoji packs. Telegram Premium subscribers now have access to voice-to-text transcription for video messages.Image: Telegram Telegram has updated its app with new features and visual updates, including the addition of voice-to-text transcription for videos, separate topics in large group chats, […]

Amazon says it has ‘hundreds’ of Rivian electric vans making deliveries in the US

/ The Electric Delivery Vans first started rolling out last July. Now they’ve helped deliver over 5 million packages in nearly two dozen US cities. The deadline to deliver 100,000 electric vans has been pushed to 2030. Amazon’s fleet of Rivian-made electric delivery vans is growing. Since first rolling out earlier this year, the retail […]

Devialet brings its sci-fi design aesthetics to a $790 portable speaker

Gadgets/ Tech / The Devialet Mania has built-in Alexa and supports streaming over Bluetooth, AirPlay 2, and Spotify Connect The speaker maintains the sci-fi aesthetic that Devialet is known for.Image: Devialet Devialet, the French audio company best known for its lineup of eye-catching audio gear that looks like Daft Punk helmets, is getting into the […]

Meta’s reportedly planning to lay off ‘thousands’ of workers this week

/ Meta could start laying off a large number of employees starting Wednesday. Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge Meta’s planning major job cuts that could affect “thousands” of workers, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Sources familiar with the situation told the WSJ that the layoffs could begin as soon […]

Twitter’s delaying the launch of Blue with verification until after the elections

/ Elon Musk’s $7.99 Blue subscription lets you pay your way to verification, but might not arrive until November 9th. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter’s pushing back the launch of its new Blue subscription with verification until after this week’s midterm elections, according to a report from The New York Times. According […]

Apple’s copyright claims ripped down a fan’s archival WWDC YouTube channel

/ The channel, called Apple WWDC Videos, contained hundreds of videos showing past WWDC events. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge After Apple issued several copyright claims, YouTube took down an archival channel containing hundreds of decades-old videos from past Apple Worldwide Developer Conferences (WWDC). Brendan Shanks, the owner of the Apple WWDC Videos […]

Apple reportedly wants to swap the ‘Hey Siri’ trigger phrase for just ‘Siri’

/ According to a report from Mark Gurman, Apple’s working on a way to shorten its voice assistant’s wake phrase to just ‘Siri.’ Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple’s looking to change Siri’s trigger phrase from “Hey Siri,” to just “Siri,” according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. This means you would […]