Here’s why your Uber driver is going to be taking fewer left turns in the future

/ Uber announced a number of new features aimed at enhancing driver and rider safety, including expanding its audio and video recording capabilities and fewer left turns Photo by Scott Olson / Getty Images Who knew left-hand turns were so dangerous? Well, anyone who drives in a city, like an Uber driver, for example, has […]

Netflix’s new multiverse Sonic show debuts in December

/ Sonic Prime premieres on the streaming service on December 15th It seems like we’re getting a Sonic multiverse show.Image: Netflix Netflix’s Sonic Prime, a new animated series starring Sega’s iconic blue hedgehog, will premiere on December 15th, Netflix announced on Thursday. The streaming company released some new plot details that indicate Sonic will have […]

There was a record-breaking increase in methane in Earth’s atmosphere last year

/ Methane is an even more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and scientists are scrambling to figure out why there’s been such a dramatic increase of it in the atmosphere In an aerial view, some pumpjacks operate while others stand idle in the Belridge oil field on November 3rd, 2021, near McKittrick, California.Photo by […]

Lenovo pinky-swears that it learned from the mistakes of the ThinkPad X1 Fold

/ Lenovo’s second foldable PC will be released in the coming weeks. Can a bigger screen make up for the 2020 model’s myriad flaws? It won’t just be another one of these, they claim.Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Laptops are a mature category, and foldable screens are arguably one of the last […]

The Tesla Cyberquad for kids has been recalled for not meeting safety standards

/ The electric vehicle, modeled after one Tesla announced alongside the Cybertruck, was sold on the automaker’s website You can return a critical component for a $1,900 refund.Image: Tesla The $1,900 Tesla Cyberquad for kids is being recalled after the Consumer Product Safety Commission determined that it doesn’t meet safety standards for youth ATVs. Although […]

Tesla’s latest recall can’t be solved with a software update

/ It’s a surprise rare physical safety recall affecting over 24,000 Model 3 cars caused by incorrect reassembly of rear-left and center seat belt components Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla is issuing a safety recall on over 24,000 Model 3 vehicles that can’t be fixed with a software update this time. The […]

DC sues Shipt for misclassifying drivers as independent contractors

/ The suit follows moves from the Biden administration to classify some gig workers as employees DC Attorney General Karl Racine appears before the US Supreme Court.Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images DC Attorney General Karl Racine sued Shipt, a gig delivery company, Thursday for misclassifying full-time workers as independent contractors in order to “cheat” them […]

Ford thinks driver assist is a safer bet than driverless cars, but it’s fooling itself

/ The automaker pulled support for driverless startup Argo AI, arguing that Level 2 and Level 3 driver-assistance technology would have more near-term benefits. But what if Level 3 is riskier? Even worse, what if it’s dangerous? This update is “just the beginning” for the driver assist system, Ford says.Image: Ford When Ford announced yesterday […]

Spotify pulls audiobook purchases from iOS app after Apple blocks updates

/ One month after launch, users can no longer buy audiobooks through Spotify’s new vertical. The company is… not thrilled. Nick Barclay / The Verge An update for Spotify’s iOS app released Thursday had a big change for its audiobooks vertical — and not for the better. The app no longer indicates how you can […]

The Twitter deal is all downside risk for Elon Musk

Elon Musk has everything to lose and only retweets to gain Share this story Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of Twitter is expected to close tomorrow. (Please God, let it close tomorrow.) There are lots of very smart financial journalists who have things to say about this. Here in […]