How to create image cutouts in iOS 16

/ Cut photos of people, pets, and objects out from their background with a couple of easy steps — thanks to a new feature in iOS 16 Cut out your pet and paste it into the group chat.Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge While the lock screen is one of iOS 16’s marquee features, […]

The OG App, an ad- and Reels-free Instagram clone, is pulled from the App Store

/ The OG App promised an Instagram experience without Reels, recommendations, and ads. Meta says it’s taking “all appropriate enforcement actions.” Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge An app appealing to the nostalgia of an Instagram without Reels and recommendations was pulled from the App Store just as developers say it was taking off. […]

Mythic Quest’s third season premieres in November

/ Watch the new season on Apple TV Plus beginning November 11th. The third season of Mythic Quest, the Apple TV Plus show about a group of dysfunctional video game developers, will premiere on November 11th, Apple announced on Thursday. The company’s tweet didn’t share much about what to expect, but you can get an […]

Bowers & Wilkins’ PX8 wireless headphones promise $700 worth of premium sound

/ A premium-priced alternative to the AirPods Max Bowers & Wilkins’ new PX8 headphones in tanImage: Bowers & Wilkins On paper, there’s little to separate Bowers & Wilkins’ new PX8 headphones from the PX7 S2 model released earlier this year. Battery life is still rated at 30 hours, they still contain six microphones (four for […]

Google is shutting down Stadia

/ Google is refunding all Stadia purchases — hardware, software, and DLC. Members of the Stadia team will be “carrying this work forward” in other departments at Google. Google is shutting down Stadia, its cloud gaming service. The service will remain live for players until January 18th, 2023. Google will be refunding all Stadia hardware […]

Pikachu adds Ed Sheeran to his growing list of celebrity friends

/ The singer released a new music video featuring adorable versions of Charmander, Pikachu, Squirtle, and more. Pikachu is the star of one of the biggest entertainment franchises around, and as such, he’s unsurprisingly friends with a lot of other celebrities. The electric rat includes the likes of Katy Perry and Post Malone among his […]

LG’s bendable 42-inch OLED TV goes on sale next month for $3,000

/ Its 97-inch G2 is also now on sale for a slightly pricier $25,000 LG’s OLED Flex, fully curved.Photo by Jon Porter / The Verge LG’s OLED Flex (LX3), a bizarre 42-inch TV that can transform between a curved and flat TV at the push of a button, now has an official price and release […]

Bitcoin’s climate damage is similar to beef and crude oil, says new study

/ New research puts a dollar amount on the climate damages caused by mining Bitcoin, and it’s enormous. Bitcoin Mining Data Centers computers are provided energy from natural gas at Renegade Oil & Gas Company site in Elizabeth, Colorado on July 15th, 2022.Photo by Hyoung Chang / The Denver Post The environmental and social damage […]