Alex Jones must pay over $964 million for Sandy Hook lies, court rules

/ A second penalty for the Infowars tycoon Photo by Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images A Connecticut jury has ordered Infowars host Alex Jones to pay $964.2 million for defaming the families of eight mass shooting victims and an FBI agent in his second penalty this year. The decision came after a tumultuous trial that saw Jones […]

25 deals from Amazon’s fall Prime Day event that make for great gifts

/ Get a head start on your holiday shopping with deals that cater to a wide range of budgets. We found discounts on everything ranging from the new AirPods Pro to Fujifilm’s Instax Mini 11 and the Kindle Paperwhite. Amazon’s latest Kindle Paperwhite starts at $99.99 and makes for a good gift for book lovers.Image: […]

Save $100 on the Bose QuietComfort 45 ANC headphones

/ The $100 discount on one of the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy is a standout deal, especially since it’s available to more than just Prime members and through multiple retailers The QuietComfort 45 headphones come with a handy carrying case that offers protection.Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge We’ll be approaching the […]

Microsoft takes the gloves off as it battles Sony for its Activision acquisition

/ Microsoft and Sony are both battling behind the scenes over the Activision Blizzard deal, and Microsoft is no longer pulling its punches with regulators Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft isn’t happy with Sony and the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority. The UK regulator signaled an in-depth review of Microsoft’s $68.7 billion […]

Signal is “starting to phase out SMS support” from its Android app

/ The company says the transition will take months but that its app will only send Signal messages once it’s complete Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Signal is beginning to phase out support for sending and receiving standard text messages from its Android app after years of supporting the ability to have them […]

Two never-published NES games are up for auction on eBay

The Video Game History Foundation is raising money to win the auction and share these never-before-seen games with the public Share this story Photo by TENGKU BAHAR / AFP via Getty Images When Frank Cifaldi, founder and co-director at the Video Game History Foundation, finds an unreleased original NES game on eBay, it’s cause for […]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren demands details on Texas crypto mining energy consumption

/ Last year, Texas’ power grid failed during an extreme winter storm. Democrats want to know if the crypto industry is part of the problem. Democrats are pressing Texas energy regulators to disclose how much energy crypto mining companies consume from the state’s vulnerable power grid nearly a year after it failed during an extreme […]

The best smart home deals from Amazon’s Prime Day Early Access Sale

/ Robot vacuums, video doorbells, Echo smart speakers, and more are still on sale during day two of the Prime-exclusive event The Roborock S7 vacuum and mop is $270 off during the sale.Photo by Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge While it’s relatively slim pickings in terms of smart home gear, there are still some […]

Samsung Knox Matrix plans “private blockchain” security for appliances, phones, and TVs

/ Samsung says the new system is supposed to protect your home’s devices while easily and securely sharing login credentials Samsung’s Knox Matrix is supposed to secure your devices through “multi-layered monitoring.”Image: Samsung Samsung’s rolling out a new way to keep smart devices secure, and it apparently involves putting them on the blockchain. At the […]