Apple is turning on the HomePod Mini’s secret temperature and humidity sensor

/ Alongside the announcement of Apple’s new HomePod, the company said it would enable a sensor hidden in the HomePod Mini since launch in an upcoming software update. The HomePod Mini has been hiding a secret sensor that can detect the temperature and humidity at home.Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Apple debuted an […]

Hubble telescope observes a hungry supermassive black hole devouring a star

Science/ Space / Such an event happens only a few times every 100,000 years in a galaxy with a dormant black hole at its center, but recently, one such event was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. This sequence of artist illustrations shows how a black hole can devour a bypassing star.Image: NASA, ESA, Leah […]

Shell is acquiring EV charging network Volta for $169 million

/ Shell USA is buying all shares of the destination electric vehicle charging company Volta, which operates over 3,000 stations. Image: Umar Shakir / The Verge Shell USA, best known for its gasoline fill-up stations, is acquiring electric vehicle charging network Volta through a full cash purchase of all its common stock. The transaction, worth […]

How the new MacBook Pros compare to the rest of Apple’s MacBook lineup

/ The new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros boast Apple’s latest silicon, but are they worth the upgrade? Both the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro will be configurable with either Apple’s M2 Pro or M2 Max chip.Image: Apple Apple recently announced some new additions to its Mac lineup — specifically a new 14- and 16-inch […]

Spotify, Basecamp, and Deezer ask European regulators to crack down on Apple

/ The companies say Apple is harming consumers and are asking the European Commission to act quickly, even before the EU’s transformative digital regulations come into effect. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Spotify and a group of European companies are calling on the European Commission to take “swift and decisive action” against Apple […]

Microsoft set to lay off thousands of employees

Microsoft/ Tech / Microsoft’s latest job cuts are expected to be significantly larger than the 1 percent in 2022. Update January 18th, 9:45AM ET: In a memo issued Wednesday morning, Microsoft confirmed plans to fire over 10,000 employees by the end of March. The original story continues below. Microsoft is preparing to announce job cuts […]

Twitter starts selling off assets from San Francisco HQ

Twitter/ Tech / The company is selling espresso machines, designer chairs, and bike-powered recharging stations after falling behind on office rent payments. This tasteful neon sign could be yours if you outbid the current $22,000 offer.Image: Heritage Global Partners If you’ve been looking to kit out a startup, then here’s a chance to grab some […]

Crypto Mason’s death threats from maxis: Hall of Flame – Cointelegraph Magazine

Name: Mason Versluis — aka “Crypto Mason” Anonymous: No Twitter followers: 146.2K Known for:  Garnering over 1 million followers on social media before he could legally drink in the United States Who is this guy anyway? Mason Versluis may only be 22 years old, but he’s already a full-time crypto influencer thanks to his wise […]