Fortnite’s next concert features The Kid Laroi

/ The ‘immersive, interactive musical experience’ will kick off in-game on January 27th. Another big musical act is descending upon Fortnite. Today, Epic announced that the game’s next virtual music experience will feature The Kid Laroi, and it’s kicking off very soon: the “immersive, interactive musical experience” will begin on January 27th at 6PM ET. […]

Spotify is laying off six percent of its global workforce, CEO announces

/ The cuts follow layoffs at other tech giants in recent month. Content and ad chief Dawn Ostroff is also leaving the company. Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge Spotify will lay off 6 percent of its workforce globally, the company’s CEO Daniel Ek announced in an all-staff memo today. Spotify had just over […]

Nexo fined $45 million by SEC for violating securities law

/ An SEC order claims that the company’s EIP was an unregistered security. Nexo has agreed to pay, but has not admitted fault. Nexo is ceasing its EIP offer to US investors and has begun phasing out all of the products and services it offers in the United States.Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge […]

Monday’s top tech news: the beginning of the end for Windows 10

Microsoft is starting the long process of winding down sales of Windows 10 with the announcement that it plans to stop selling the operating system from its own site on January 31st. The software will likely continue to be available from third-party sellers and come pre-installed on laptops and PCs for a while yet, but […]

Sony and Honda’s EV goes where the Apple Car never did

It’s easy to be cynical about Sony’s entry into the automotive world. Even the name — Afeela — evokes more eye rolls than serious expressions. But here’s why you should take it seriously.  Share this story Under a new brand called “Afeela,” the Japanese electronics and media conglomerate is partnering with Honda to produce a new […]

Nier Automata anime hit by delays after first three episodes already released

/ The release of the rest of the series has been postponed due to covid-related production delays. NieR: Automata Ver1.1a, the anime based on PlatinumGames’ action RPG, has seen its release interrupted by the ongoing impact of the covid pandemic. The show’s official Twitter account has announced that the release of the rest of the […]

Microsoft to stop selling Windows 10 downloads on January 31st

Microsoft/ Tech / Microsoft says it will stop selling downloads for Windows 10 Home and Pro licenses later this month. Windows 10 will continue to be supported until October 2025. Microsoft is removing Windows 10 Home and Pro downloads from sale later this month. The downloads include license keys for Windows 10 (necessary to activate […]

Samsung may put its free TV Plus streaming app into other manufacturers’ TVs

/ The company’s reportedly in talks to bring its free ad-supported channel to TCL TVs. Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Samsung TV Plus, the app that houses hundreds of free channels, could eventually make its way to other, non-Samsung TVs. That’s according to media tech reporter Janko Roettgers, who writes in his Lowpass […]

Merriam-Webster acquires popular Wordle clone, Quordle

/ The Wordle knockoff now lives on the Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s website. Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Quordle, the word-solving game that emerged at the height of Wordle’s popularity, has been acquired by Merriam-Webster, as first reported by TechCrunch. The game now lives directly on Merriam-Webster’s website, rather than on its own. “I’m delighted […]

Finally, a solution to the Switch’s Joy-Con drift

/ Gulikit’s joystick replacements for the Nintendo Switch could banish Joy-Con drift for good. Gulikit’s joystick replacements use Hall effect sensors that make them less likely to wear down.Image: Gulikit After years of dealing with Joy-Con drift and no satisfactory answers from Nintendo, we may finally have our solution. A company called Gulikit created a […]