Verizon teases a “5G gaming handheld” made by Razer

/ An Android answer to the Steam Deck? Honestly, I’m just interested to see how Razer competes with the Steam Deck.Image: Verizon Verizon is teasing that it’s working on a 5G gaming handheld with Razer and Qualcomm, which is set to be fully announced on October 15th at RazerCon. The carrier talked a little about […]

Republican infighting threatens tech antitrust vote

/ ‘Do you think Joe Biden, Merrick Garland, and Lina Khan have your best interests at heart?’ Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images The House is expected to vote on a package of previously uncontroversial bills targeting Big Tech’s market dominance this week, but a sudden flare-up among Republicans is threatening to hold up any movement […]

Google is trying to reinvent search — by being more than a search engine

The internet is more visual and more interactive than ever. So how does the world’s biggest search engine change to fit the times? By redefining the whole idea. Share this story Google’s search is becoming both more visual and more exploratory.Image: Google Google is trying to blow up how you think about search. To say […]

Google’s trying to become a one-stop shopping destination

Google/ Tech / Its new shopping tools bring product insight, outfit inspiration, and buying guides to search You’ll soon be able to access Google’s shopping features by typing “shop,” followed by whatever you’re looking for.Image: Google Google wants its search engine to become the place where you do your online shopping. To do that, the […]

The 11 biggest announcements at Amazon’s hardware launch event

/ Here’s all the big news from Amazon’s hardware event Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon just held its fall hardware launch event, where it revealed a ton of new tech, including a new Kindle Scribe, an updated Fire TV cube, and a second-generation Echo Auto device. Here’s a roundup of some of […]

Whale Safe project trials buoys with AI scanning to help prevent ship strikes

/ The algorithm has been trained to pick out whales’ Californian dialects among all the other sounds in the ocean. Buoys equipped with onboard computers could use AI to help save humpback whales in the US from ship collisions.Photo by Tim Graham / Getty Images AI software monitoring sounds from within bright yellow buoys could […]

Google wants to make Maps much more immersive

Google/ Tech / With new features like Immersive View and search with Live View, Google’s looking to go beyond a static top-down map Illustration: The Verge If you open up Google Maps right now, I’m guessing you’ll probably search for where you want to go using a traditional 2D map. But Google has some ideas […]

COVID-19 tests will no longer get emergency treatment at the FDA

/ It’s sending some COVID-19 tests through the normal regulatory pathways, not the emergency ones. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Since the start of the pandemic, the Food and Drug Administration has signed off on 430 COVID-19 tests through its emergency use authorization powers — rules that let the agency push tests and […]

Google’s impressive multisearch tool will be available in a lot more languages

Google/ Tech / Multisearch, which lets you search using both an image and text, is expanding to more than 70 languages in the coming months Google’s impressive multisearch tool, which lets you search using both an image and some text, will be expanding to more than 70 global languages in the next few months, the […]

Alexa is getting some much-needed smart home upgrades

/ ‘Alexa, turn off the lights in 10 minutes’  Amazon’s smart displays like the Echo Show 10 (pictured) will soon be able to display multiple security camera feeds.Photo by Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge Amidst a slew of new hardware announcements today, Amazon is also announcing a host of new capabilities for Alexa, including […]