The Libby app put a refuge in my pocket when I needed it most

I wanted the convenience of ebooks, the curation of a local bookstore, and the affordability of a library. This is how I got it. Share this story The Libby app puts thousands of books into your pocket for free.Photo by Victoria Song / The Verge A year ago, I had a book problem. Specifically, I […]

Acer’s Chromebook Spin 714 is worse than its predecessor

The Spin 714 isn’t terrible, but it’s not the champion the 713 was Acer’s Chromebook Spin 713 has been at the top of our Best Chromebook list for a few years running now. It’s one of the most beloved Chromebooks of the past several years, and it had a laundry list of things going for […]

Elon Musk reportedly ordered company-wide layoffs at Twitter

/ According to a report from The New York Times, Musk is looking to cut jobs by November 1st to avoid paying employees’ stock grants Laura Normand / The Verge Elon Musk reportedly ordered company-wide layoffs at Twitter on Saturday, according to a report from The New York Times. It’s unclear how many workers will […]

Liam Hemsworth will play Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher’s fourth season

/ Liam Hemsworth is replacing Henry Cavill in the Netflix adapation Season 3 of The Witcher hasn’t even premiered yet.Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic Although season 3 of The Witcher hasn’t premiered yet, Netflix just announced a major change coming to season 4: Liam Hemsworth is replacing Henry Cavill as the titular Geralt of Rivia. Both […]

The sequel to PC Building Simulator feels like it’s still under construction

A host of bugs and undercooked features keep the addictive building simulator from reaching its full potential Share this story I was unreasonably excited to play the follow-up to PC Building Simulator. The original game taught me the finer points of building a PC and married the technical aspects with all the logistical drudgery of […]

iPhone 15 Pro models could ditch mechanical volume and power buttons

/ Next year’s high-end iPhones could feature solid-state buttons that vibrate when tapped Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max could swap mechanical volume and power buttons for solid-state toggles that use haptic feedback instead. That’s according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who says the buttons could […]

Will Elon Musk keep funding Twitter’s most interesting side project?

/ Jack Dorsey wanted Bluesky to decentralize Twitter. Its future under Musk’s pared-down company looks shaky. Project Bluesky Elon Musk finally owns Twitter now. While Twitter’s users are still parsing what that means for them, we’ve got a general idea: laxer content moderation, fewer people keeping the lights on, and maybe the eventual addition of […]

GM pauses ads on Twitter after Elon Musk’s acquisition

/ The automaker says it’s working with Twitter to “understand the direction of the platform” under Elon Musk’s ownership Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images General Motors has temporarily halted advertising on Twitter after Tesla CEO Elon Musk completed his $44 billion acquisition of the social network on Friday (via CNBC). The […]