The third-party apps Twitter just killed made the site what it is today

/ A surprising amount of the Twitter experience came from alternative apps — and now they’re gone. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The age of great third-party Twitter clients may be over. After Twitter cut off their API access and changed its rules to bar apps that compete with its own, The Iconfactory […]

The next MacBook Air and iMac could come with a 3nm M3 chip

/ According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple’s next-generation M3 chip could arrive later this year or early next year. Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Apple’s working on a MacBook Air and iMac with an M3 chip built using the more efficient 3-nanometer fabrication process, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. While […]

Marvel’s Avengers development is coming to an end

/ The game’s last update will take place on March 31st, and it won’t receive any new content going forward. Image: Square Enix The development of Marvel’s Avengers is coming to a close. In a blog post, developer Crystal Dynamics announced that the game won’t receive any new updates after March 31st, with support ending […]

Genesis files for bankruptcy, FTX explores a reboot, and Bitzlato…

Top Stories This Week Crypto lender Genesis files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy FTX contagions continue to spread through the crypto industry, with Genesis Capital filing for bankruptcy protection in New York, estimating liabilities in the range of $1 billion to $10 billion, and assets at the same level. The company plans a “dual track process,” […]

AltspaceVR is shutting down as Microsoft’s mixed reality division shrinks

/ The announcement comes just days after Microsoft laid off 10,000 workers across the company. Image: Microsoft Microsoft will shut down AltspaceVR, the social virtual reality (VR) platform it acquired in 2017 (via VentureBeat), on March 10th, 2023. The company shared the news in a blog post just days after it announced job cuts affecting […]

Elon Musk teases ‘higher priced’ Twitter Blue subscription with no ads

/ Twitter still has to follow through on its promise to offer reduced ads to existing Blue subscribers. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Elon Musk says Twitter will roll out a new “higher priced” Blue subscription that doesn’t show ads on the platform. The current $7.99 per month Twitter Blue subscription promises 50 […]

Amazon’s kid-friendly Kindle is nearly 30 percent off right now

/ Plus, you can score great deals on Samsung’s unique Frame TV, Motorola’s Moto G Stylus, and Anker’s miniature 511 Charger. Amazon’s Kindle Kids is on sale right now for $84.99 instead of $119.99.Image: Kindle Kids Buying a kid a Kindle is great for two reasons. First off, it encourages them to read at a […]

More details come out on which departments saw layoffs at Google, Microsoft, and Amazon

/ Some of the departments affected include people working on everything from drones to Alexa AI, and even Halo. Amazon’s hexagonal MK27-2 delivery droneImage: Amazon Google’s decision to let go of 12,000 employees was only just announced on Friday, but it extended the recent trend of the “Big Tech” companies cutting jobs in previously unheard-of […]

Drop Sense75 review: a $350 keyboard without $350 of quality

Sanding down those rough edges doesn’t come cheap. Drop has become a popular retailer of keyboard components like keycaps, but it also has a lineup of fully assembled models for anyone who wants something that’ll just work out of the box. These include the $99 ENTR, $200 CTRL, and $250 SHIFT. Its latest model, the […]

Twitter will stop forcing you onto its “For you” timeline

/ Since the new UI rolled out, Twitter’s mobile apps have pushed you to use the algorithmic “For You” timeline. Soon you may be able to more-or-less set one of the tabs as default. Twitter’s next update should make it less insistent that you use the “For you” algorithmic timeline, according to a tweet from […]