UK’s ambitious plan to overhaul online safety laws delayed by government chaos

For years, the UK government has been cooking up legislation to more tightly regulate online spaces. Provisions in the Online Safety Bill include mandatory age-checks on porn sites and jail time for tech execs who withhold data from investigators. Now, these ambitious and controversial plans have been delayed, as the Conservative government faces a leadership […]

Nintendo acquires animation studio that’ll become ‘Nintendo Pictures’

Nintendo has acquired CG production company Dynamo Pictures, and will rename it to “Nintendo Pictures,” the company has announced. The new subsidiary will “focus on development of visual content utilizing Nintendo IP” and the “planning and production of visual content including CG animation.” The company’s IMDB page lists credits on dozens of titles, including motion […]

The best tech deals for day two of Amazon Prime Day 2022

Welcome once again, friends, to the best tech deals Amazon Prime Day 2022 has to offer. It’s now day two, and our Verge Deals team is ready for another round of serving you up discounts and deals that are actually worth a damn. Instead of trudging through Amazon’s annual garage sale of overstock items yourself, […]

Save on 4K TVs during Amazon Prime Day 2022

If you’re a savvy tech shopper, you can set your watch to the annual cadence of TV deals. There are the big ones, like Black Friday and the Super Bowl, and then smatterings around and in-between with Memorial Day, Labor Day, and some others. Amazon Prime Day has become another notable TV shopping holiday, with […]

Here are the best anti-Prime Day tech deals from Walmart

We’re in the midst of Amazon Prime Day, and yet some of the best Prime Day deals to be had aren’t on Amazon’s site at all. While Best Buy is calling its sales “Black Friday in July” — which makes even less sense than calling a two-day event Prime Day, singular — Walmart is running […]

Tesla’s head of AI is out

Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s head of AI and a key leader in the development of Autopilot, its driver assist feature which requires supervision by a human, announced on Twitter Wednesday that he’s leaving the company. “It’s been a great pleasure to help Tesla towards its goals over the last 5 years and a difficult decision to […]

Amazon Prime Day 2022: the best deals under $25

Even with Amazon Prime Day going on, deals on inexpensive tech can be hard to come by. Nevertheless, they do exist, and some products are currently on sale on Amazon for less than $25. These deals encompass a range of products, from great smart speakers and Bluetooth trackers to 4K streaming sticks and popular video […]

Save over $10 on Chipofy’s self-metering USB-C power cable

All kinds of stuff are on sale when Amazon Prime Day lasts two whole days. Here are some things we love, some of our favorites, and even some utter crap. But one intriguing piece of tech that’s currently on a Lightning Deal is the Chipofy 6.6-foot USB-C 100W charging cable, complete with a freakin’ built-in […]

Amazon is giving away Mass Effect and a bunch of other games for Prime Day

Amazon is giving away a whole bunch of free PC games for Prime members for Prime Day, so if you haven’t claimed them yet, you might want to check out what’s available before the shopping event concludes at the end of the day. Perhaps the biggest game you can get is Mass Effect Legendary Edition, […]