Samsung and AMD’s profit slump suggests industry trouble for chipmakers

/ As demand for PCs, GPUs, and cloud servers falters, Samsung and AMD join Intel and Nvidia with warnings of a growing semiconductor industry sinkhole. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The downturn in the chip industry started in the summer months, as crypto crashes caused blockchain miners to flood the market with previously […]

Fitbit Sense 2 review: it doesn’t make much sense

The fitness tracker has industry-leading stress tracking, but pour one out for the future of Fitbit smartwatches When I reviewed the Fitbit Sense two years ago, it was an ambitious smartwatch. Its successor, the Sense 2? Eh, not so much. It’s hyperbole to say the Sense 2 is a complete downgrade, but I don’t think […]

Rivian recalls 13,000 EVs over loose fastener that could affect steering

/ The recall affects nearly every vehicle Rivian produced this year The Rivian R1S is just one of the vehicles affected by the recall.Photo by Nilay Patel / The Verge Rivian’s recalling about 13,000 electric vehicles (EVs) over a loose fastener that could affect drivers’ ability to control the car (via CNBC). The recall affects […]

Blizzard will be taking Overwatch 2 offline again

/ Blizzard took the game’s servers down twice on Thursday to fix some issues, and it will do so once again on Friday to patch things up. The downtime will begin at about 9PM ET.Image: Blizzard Blizzard will be taking the Overwatch 2 servers offline once again to fix more of the issues that have […]

Overwatch 2’s new animated short is a new introduction to Kiriko

/ Blizzard shared the cinematic during TwitchCon 2022 Though Kiriko launched along with Overwatch 2 earlier this week, today, at the Twitch Con opening ceremonies, Blizzard debuted a nine-minute cinematic to introduce her properly. Overwatch animated shorts are experiences unto themselves. The game’s cinematics team is uniquely skilled, knowing exactly what levers to pull and […]

Meta’s making it easier to report bugs in its Horizon VR app

/ Just mash all the face buttons on your controllers at once, which you may have been doing out of frustration anyways Reporting an issue is as easy as A, B, X, and Y.Image: Meta Meta has updated Horizon Worlds, its main virtual reality / “metaverse” app, to make it easier to report bugs. If […]

Microsoft’s fall event 2022: all the news from the online Surface event

Filed under: Will we get new Surface Laptops and an Arm-based Pro 9? All will be revealed on Wednesday, October 12, at 10AM ET By Verge Staff 3 updates since Sep 21, 2022, 9:51 AM UTC RSSFollow this stream Microsoft’s invitation for the Fall Event 2022 shows writing that looks to have come from Surface […]

Fat Bear Week is great — its fans are even better

Environment/ Science / Fat Bear Week stars inspire devoted fans both on and offline Brown bear (Ursus arctos) or grizzly at Brooks Lake with people on an observation platform in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska, USA.Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler / LightRocket via Getty Images Christy NaMee Eriksen discovered Fat Bear Week during her “Summer […]

What to expect from the Microsoft Surface launch event

The Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop 5, and an update to its all-in-one computer could be unveiled at Microsoft’s big October 12th event Share this story A previous generation of the Surface Laptop. The newest one could look very similar.Image: Microsoft We’re crawling ever closer to finding out what new products will be announced at […]