Every camera should copy the Google Pixel’s handy level feature

/ Google was not the first to implement a level or virtual horizon in its smartphone camera app, but it’s done it the best. Others should copy it, including the big camera brands. The Pixel 6A is one of many Pixels with a virtual horizon since software updates brought it to models as old as […]

You shouldn’t need multiple apps to control a smartwatch

/ Rumors suggest you’ll need at least two apps to control the Pixel Watch, and I’m already tired thinking about it You’ll need at least the Google Pixel Watch app and the Fitbit app to get the most use out of the forthcoming Pixel Watch.Image: Google It’s an unfortunate truth that getting a smartwatch usually […]

The best mechanical keyboards to buy right now

Whether it’s wired, wireless, or low profile, here are our picks for the best readily available boards It’s hard to beat the tactility, durability, or good looks of a mechanical keyboard, but if you’re looking for one, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are our top picks, including both wired and […]

Elon’s biggest Twitter free speech question is in the courts, not on the platform

/ ‘Step 1.) Solve Free Speech’ Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images Back in April, Elon Musk wanted to buy Twitter to save free speech. Now, he’s apparently buying Twitter again, and it’s revived questions about what exactly he meant. A lot of this attention has focused on Twitter’s moderation policies, particularly whether he’d […]

Now Instagram’s bringing ads to profiles and the Explore page, too

/ If ads on the Explore feeds weren’t enough, Instagram’s now adding them to the Explore tab’s landing page Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Now seems like the worst time to announce that more ads are coming to Instagram considering the backlash the platform has experienced over its increased focus on video content […]

Google is paying $85m to Arizona to end user-tracking suit

/ In 2018, an AP investigation dug into Google’s shady location tracking practices on Android, and now Google’s paying up. Google will pay an $85 million settlement to the state of Arizona over claims that the company illegally tracked the location of Android device users. Illustration: The Verge Google will pay an $85 million settlement to […]

You can now sign up for Sony’s PlayStation Stars loyalty program in the US

/ It’s available in the Americas and Asia and coming very soon to Europe Complete “campaigns” to earn rewards.Image: Sony PlayStation Stars, Sony’s new loyalty program for PlayStation customers, is now live in the Americas, including the US. You can sign up for the program for free on the PlayStation Stars website or the PlayStation […]

Seattle hacker gets probation for $250M Capital One data breach

/ Software engineer Paige Thompson was given time served plus five years of probation for the 2019 incident Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge A former Amazon employee based in Seattle has been sentenced for her role in a huge data breach that saw Capital One bank pay out more than $250 million […]