Google remembered the phone part of the smartphone

/ A surprising number of the Pixel 7’s flagship features focus on making phone calls a more pleasant experience The new Pixel 7 Pro.Image: Google Watching Google officially announce the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro yesterday, I was struck by how much of its presentation focused on the most fundamental of smartphone features: the […]

Yes, even Signal is doing stories now

/ The encrypted chat app is rolling out the all too common, inescapable feature to its beta testers as it seeks continued user growth Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Signal has increasingly been bringing mainstream chat features to its encrypted communications app over the last couple years, and now it’s adding stories to […]

Palmer Luckey’s military firm is building loitering explosive drones

Tech/ Drones / But do the drones constitute autonomous weapons? It’s not clear. Anduril’s new drone is adapted from its Altius drone platform, seen here. Image: Anduril Industries Anduril, the military technology company founded by Oculus creator Palmer Luckey, has announced its first weapon system: an adaptation of its Altius drones that turn the aircraft […]

A day with the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 3

Lenovo has made a solid budget computer — for the right workload These days, I’ve been struggling to find a solid sub-$400 laptop to recommend to price-constrained shoppers that I actually find, well, usable. So I’ve been pinning a lot of my hope on Lenovo’s Chromebook Duet 3, a tiny 11-inch Chromebook with a detachable […]

Netflix’s The Midnight Club is a haunting collection of teenage ghost stories

Mike Flanagan’s latest horror series is a little uneven, but the kids make it work Share this story Annarah Cymone in The Midnight Club.Image: Netflix Ever since The Haunting of Hill House in 2018, showrunner Mike Flanagan has been on a steady run of dramatic horror series on Netflix. What’s made these shows so interesting […]

No Man’s Sky 4.0 trailer shows off streamlined UI and new relaxed mode

/ The free update drops today alongside the Nintendo Switch launch Sci-fi adventure No Man’s Sky makes its debut on the Nintendo Switch today, and alongside that launch comes the next major update, bringing the game up to version 4.0. Dubbed “Waypoint,” it’s the 21st free update for the game (it’s available across all platforms, […]

Hacker steals $570 million of crypto tokens from Binance’s BNB Chain

/ The hack, which occurred on Thursday, is among the biggest ever crypto heists Hackers withdrew 2 million BNB tokens worth about $570 million.Nick Barclay / The Verge It’s been a rough year for cryptocurrency, and things are not looking any better after over half a billion dollars of cryptocurrency tokens were stolen from crypto […]

Elon Musk is buying Twitter, probably?

/ Don’t depose me, bro! Illustration by Lille Allen / The Verge Okay. So it looks like I don’t need to go to Delaware this October. There’s a stay in Elon Musk’s lawsuit against Twitter — which is meant to give the parties time to close the deal. If the deal doesn’t close, the court case […]