Walmart launches ‘metaverse’ experience in Roblox to sell toys to children

Tech/ Business / How do you do, fellow Robloxians Walmart has launched a pair of “immersive experiences” in online gaming platform Roblox. The retailer is presenting the launch as an ambitious move into the metaverse, but the “experiences” — two online worlds dubbed Walmart Land and Walmart’s Universe of Play — are really just ways to […]

Roomba’s latest robot vacuum has a robot mop on top

/ With a retractable mop pad, iRobot’s Roomba Combo j7 Plus can mop and vacuum your carpet and hard floors without your help. The Roomba Combo j7 Plus is iRobot’s first combination robot vacuum and mop.Image: iRobot Robot vacuums that can also mop have been around for a while, but most make you remove the mop […]

Eight states sue crypto lender Nexo over security sales and misleading marketing

/ New York’s attorney general alleges that the company’s Earn Interest Product was a security, one that the company wasn’t registered to sell, despite its claims. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing crypto company Nexo, alleging that the company misled customers by saying it was registered […]

NASA just crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid to see what would happen

/ The DART spacecraft is gone, but the science is just beginning. The surface of Dimorphos moments before the DART spacecraft slammed into it.NASA A NASA spacecraft slammed into the surface of a distant asteroid at 7:14PM ET on Monday night, the climax of the agency’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART). Telescopes around the world […]

Sony is selling a PlayStation 5 bundle right now

/ Sony is selling a PlayStation 5 alongside Horizon Forbidden West, and you don’t even need to wait in line. Sony is once again selling a PlayStation 5 bundle today.Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Still on the hunt for a next-gen PlayStation 5? Right now, Sony is selling the disc-based PlayStation 5 with a digital copy […]

Interpol issues “red notice” for Terra stablecoin co-founder Do Kwon

/ Kwon insists he’s not on the run, but it seems like he’s hard to find Kwon co-founded Terraform Labs whose stablecoin, TerraUSD, collapsed earlier this year.Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Do Kwon, a co-founder of Terraform Labs, has insisted that he’s not on the run after the collapse of the TerraUSD stablecoin, […]

Wait, are you guys bringing your phones into the shower?

/ It’s the last safe space I have from my phone, so no, I will not bring my phone into the shower Just because you can bring a waterproof phone into the shower doesn’t mean you should.Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge There’s one last place in my life where the alerts, texts, pings, […]

iFixit teardown looks at the guts of the Apple Watch Ultra

/ Not even the Apple Watch Ultra can withstand the sheer determination of the folks at iFixit, who show us what makes this watch tick iFixit’s video details the inner workings of Apple’s new premium watch.Image: iFixit The right-to-repair enthusiasts at iFixit have published a video providing a screw-by-screw breakdown of the Apple Watch Ultra. […]

How Twitch lost the battle for its soul

The news that Twitch will be reducing top streamers’ revenue share from 70 / 30 to 50 / 50 signals that the platform is no longer the ‘creator first’ entity that made it so popular. Share this story The reaction to the news that Twitch intends to change how it splits revenue with partnered streamers […]

Meta’s new switcher puts all of your Facebook profiles and finstas in one place

/ It’s testing features that should make things easier for people who use Instagram with a variety of accounts. Image: Meta Meta is testing a new way to add and switch between your accounts on Instagram and Facebook by integrating its Accounts Center into the apps. The features should help make things easier for anyone […]