Everything you need to know about Meta’s moderation controversy in India

/ Facebook and Indian news publication The Wire are entangled in a conflict stemming from an Instagram post incorrectly removed from the platform. Here are both sides of the story. Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge Meta — Facebook and Instagram’s parent company — is currently at the center of controversy in India, where […]

Google Fit is missing

/ It’s less of a problem on the Pixel Watch but one of a few omissions if you choose to upgrade your Fossil watch to Wear OS 3 The Fossil Gen 6 smartwatches are eligible for the upgrade to Wear OS 3 starting today.Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge Last week, Fossil announced the […]

Earthquake sensors can detect disastrous floods

/ A seismometer might have been more helpful than river gauges during Germany’s catastrophic floods last year, showing researchers that earthquake sensors could be a vital tool during other kinds of disasters Destroyed houses, hotels and railway tracks pictured during ongoing cleanup efforts in the Ahr Valley region following catastrophic flash floods on August 4th, […]

Now Mark Zuckerberg’s making fun of Apple for iMessage, too

/ Meta’s marketing WhatsApp as a competitor to iMessage in the US, and it’s doing so by emphasizing privacy What’s up with iMessage’s privacy?Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Mark Zuckerberg spent last week dragging Apple about how it could run an ecosystem for VR apps, but now it seems he’s chosen a different […]

These are the gadgets that break things

A new series looking at hardware built for hacking Not all gadgets are meant to make life easier. Some gadgets break things, exploiting cracks in our digital systems, prying them open, and crawling inside. Most often used by penetration testers — a kind of white-hat hacker hired to test a company’s security by breaking in […]

Former Bayonetta voice actor urges boycott of Bayonetta 3

/ Hellena Taylor said PlatinumGames’ offer for her to reprise her role was ‘insulting” and that ‘I was just asking for a decent, dignified, living wage’ Over the weekend, in a shocking series of videos shared on Twitter, Hellena Taylor, Bayonetta’s original voice actor, shared that the reason she did not return for Bayonetta 3 […]

Netflix announces Profile Transfers — for when it forces you to finally pay up

/ A way to numb the pain when you get kicked off your parents’ / ex-roommate’s / high school flame’s Netflix account Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge Netflix announced a new feature on Monday called Profile Transfer after months of testing in a few countries around the world. The feature allows users to […]

A Plague Tale gets bigger and more ferocious with sequel Requiem

Games Review Not all of the changes are for the better with the new game, but the core remains unlike anything else out there Share this story Image: Focus Entertainment Things never go right for poor Amicia and Hugo. The last time we saw the siblings, in 2019’s A Plague Tale: Innocence, they had just […]

First impressions of Turtle Beach’s cloud-first controller

/ For $99.99, you get a wired Xbox controller that’s also wireless for your PC and Android phone, with an excellent smartphone mounting system. It’s just a kludge compared to sleeker solutions out there. You can touch grass while streaming your games — as long as your Wi-Fi reaches your porch. The new Turtle Beach […]