I wish Amazon had been honest about why it’s sunsetting AmazonSmile

Amazon/ Tech / Corporations tend to use a lot of jargon to explain their unpopular decisions, and Amazon is no exception. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Whenever I come across a sales campaign that boasts, “if you buy our product, we’re going to give part of our profit to this deserving charity,” I’m […]

Netflix’s Jung_E adds heart to a story about AI brains

/ The latest movie from Train to Busan director Yeon Sang-ho explores a bleak future, with a tragic family story at its core. Kim Hyun-joo in Jung_E.Image: Netflix With 2016’s Train to Busan, director Yeon Sang-ho managed to do something surprising: offer a fresh take on a zombie story, one of the most well-trod genres […]

The Steam Deck wasn’t born ready, but it’s ready now

I’m making a note here: huge success. Share this story Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The Steam Deck is my favorite gadget of 2022. I have no hesitation in recommending it anymore. The kind of person who would buy one should buy one. My only question: are you that kind of person? In […]

Check out this clever voice assistant demo hacked together with GPT-3 and Siri

/ With this proof-of-concept, a developer shows how GPT-3 can be used to respond to queries and control HomeKit devices via Siri. A developer has put together a GPT-3 demo that attempts to enhance Apple’s Siri voice assistant and allow far more conversational voice commands. In a video posted to Reddit, developer Mate Marschalko shows […]