Adobe says no, it’s not using your images to train AI art generators

/ The dismissal follows several weeks of criticism from the creative community regarding the company’s AI policies. Adobe’s terms of service circulated earlier this month amidst concerns over a policy that opts users into allowing their content to be analyzed by machine learning.Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Adobe’s chief product officer, Scott Belsky, […]

Microsoft says it has changed its “hardware portfolio” amid layoffs

/ Microsoft hints at hardware changes just as 10,000 job cuts are announced. Microsoft is expected to announce big hits to Windows and devices revenue next week. Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Microsoft announced 10,000 layoffs today and hinted at some changes to its hardware lineup in an internal memo. The software giant […]

Returnal hits PC on February 15th and won’t need 32GB of RAM after all

/ The haunting alien 3D bullet hell will offer ray tracing, ultrawide monitor support, Dolby Atmos, DLSS, FSR, and support for the DualSense gamepad on PC. We have a date — Returnal, one of the first compelling PS5 exclusives, is making the jump to PC on February 15th. Sony announced the date today in an […]

Mexico bans solar geoengineering experiments after startup’s field tests

/ The startup tried to launch sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere from Baja California, and now, the government of Mexico is cracking down. View of a lenticular cloud over the Iztaccihuatl volcano, also known as Mujer Dormida, at dawn in Mexico City.Photo by Gerardo Vieyra/NurPhoto via Getty Images Mexico says it will prohibit experiments with […]

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 […]