Experts’ judgment on the much-hyped Tesla Bot: Elon Musk speedruns robotics 101

/ Roboticists were impressed by how fast Tesla’s engineers assembled Optimus but said the machine wasn’t anything close to a breakthrough A “rough development” version of Optimus is unveiled at Tesla’s AI Day. Image: Tesla Elon Musk has finally unveiled a prototype of the much-hyped Optimus robot — a bipedal machine that the Tesla CEO imagines […]

The Supreme Court will determine whether you can sue platforms for hosting terrorists

/ Two cases will determine how far sites’ liability protections stretch Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Supreme Court will take up two cases testing legal protections for apps and websites, according to a newly released list of orders. The first case is Gonzalez v. Google, a dispute over whether sites’ recommendation systems […]

Ikea’s new Dirigera smart home hub has landed

/ The new Matter-ready, Thread-enabled smart home hub is coming next month and costs €59.99 Ikea’s new Dirigera hub is coming soon.Image: Ikea It looks like Ikea’s new Dirigera smart home hub is coming this November for €59.99 (around $59), twice as much as the existing Trådfri gateway sells for in Europe and a month […]

How to watch the Google Pixel launch event

/ The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro phones are on their way, along with an exciting new watch and maybe — just maybe — a foldable Illustration: The Verge Last May, at Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O 2022, there were hints about the company’s upcoming Pixel 7 and 7 Pro phones. Now, five months […]

The concert of the future is already happening in the metaverse

/ Nobody knows quite what live digital music looks like, but almost everyone seems to agree it’s going to be big Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge A few weeks ago, I went to a Charlie Puth concert from my computer. The concert was in Fortnite, in the new State Farm Park arena in […]

Inside one of the world’s first human composting facilities

Rachel Gerberding has a green thumb. So when her mother died this April, Gerberding decided to compost her. Gerberding, who lives in Washington state in a house surrounded by flowers, had heard about a newly legal method to turn human remains into soil. “I was like, ‘Mom, it would be such a wonderful thing for […]

Watch the first full trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

/ A closer look at Namor and a brief glimpse of a new Black Panther The latest trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever shows a kingdom in mourning with the passing of King T’Challa (played by the late Chadwick Boseman) and opens with Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett) holding the Black Panther’s helmet. It also gives […]

Google’s Pixel 6A is $100 off right before the Pixel 7 launch

/ It’s Pixel week, and normally we’d suggest not buying a phone until all of Google’s cards are on the table. But this $100 off deal on the Pixel 6A is very good. The Pixel 6A comes in three colors: chalk, sage, and charcoal.Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Later this week, Google will […]