Friday’s top tech news: unexpected price cuts at Tesla

A Tesla Model Y at a recent trade show.Photo by Vernon Yuen/NurPhoto via Getty Images After months of incremental price increases, Tesla appears to be reversing course with some massive price cuts. With Tesla having dissolved its PR department, no official reason for the cuts was given, but the company’s recent disappointing financial performance could […]

Royal Mail’s ‘cyber incident’ appears to be a ransomware attack

/ The British postal service has been unable to send items internationally since Wednesday, after an attack which appears to have used tools from infamous Russia-linked group LockBit. Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images British postal service Royal Mail’s ongoing cybersecurity incident is the result of an attack carried out using ransomware tools from Russia-linked hacking […]

Tesla cuts prices in the US and Europe by up to 20 percent

/ There are steep discounts on the Model Y, with five-seater versions now qualifying for the federal tax credit. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla is cutting prices throughout Europe and in the US. Reuters reports that prices for a Model Y rear wheel drive have dropped by 17 percent in Germany, with […]

Some third-party Twitter apps appear to be broken

/ Developers say they haven’t heard back from the company about what’s going on. There was a problem accessing your account.Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Some third-party Twitter clients such as Twitterific and Tweetbot appear to be experiencing an outage, though the cause is currently unclear. Developers haven’t received any communication from the […]

Tim Cook takes a $35 million pay cut that he recommended

/ The Apple CEO’s target compensation will be lowered by more than 40 percent in 2023, according to the company’s latest proxy filing. He’s still set to make a lot of money, though.Photo by Kevin Mazur / Getty Images Apple CEO Tim Cook is taking a big pay cut — at his own recommendation. Cook’s target […]

Electric air dusters are a must-have

Tech/ Creators / It’s a simple low-tech device and seems fairly obvious, but if you don’t have one, it can change your life. My tool. My friend. My electric air duster.Photo by Christopher Person / The Verge I have always had a complicated relationship with canned compressed air. For a neat freak, it’s a vital […]

Marvel Snap PvP mode drops very soon

/ As long as there are no ‘last minute issues,’ expect to play against your friends at the end of the month. Image: Second Dinner After weeks of playtesting, theorycrafting, ladder-climbing, and a bunch of shit-talking, I am ready to face my friends in Marvel Snap’s PvP mode. In a new blog on the Unity […]

The HBO Max refugee Minx just got picked up by Starz

/ Minx was one of a big group of shows and films unceremoniously dumped by HBO Max after Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav went on a cancellation spree to save money. I think you can guess what Minx was about from this image.Image: HBO Max If you’ve been irritated by all the shows and […]