The best Prime Day 2022 deals on smart home tech

Amazon Prime Day is the second-best time of year to bag some smart home gadgets at excellent prices. While Black Friday and its various offshoots traditionally have deeper discounts and wider product options, Prime Day feels strategically situated on the calendar as an ideal buying season for those invested in the smart home. This is […]

Samsung reveals a new update for the Galaxy Watch 4 that focuses on accessibility

Samsung announced today that its forthcoming One UI Watch 4.5 update will add new accessibility features to its Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic smartwatches. The settings will essentially allow users to adjust audio and visual settings, including color adjustments and rebalancing stereo audio. For users who may have a hard time distinguishing colors, […]

These are the best Prime Day 2022 phone deals

The best phone prices undeniably come from wireless carriers — but they also come with a lot of strings attached, like lengthy contracts and requirements to stay on expensive unlimited plans. Buying unlocked means that you aren’t tied to a particular carrier or plan, and that’s why we recommend purchasing a phone that way if […]

Amazon Prime Day 2022 live blog from Verge Deals

The road to Amazon’s Prime Day is paved with hype and marketing, and while some early deals have been good so far, it’s the actual days (plural) of sales that determine if it’s worth spending your money or if it’s just another snoozer of a shopping holiday. Lucky for you, all of us here at […]

Spotify acquires music trivia game Heardle

Spotify announced Tuesday that it has purchased Heardle, one of the many themed trivia games that cropped up in the wake of Wordle’s blockbuster success. Heardle is Spotify’s first game acquisition, and the company hopes it will play a dual role: in addition to keeping music nerds engaged, it can act as a music discovery […]

How to turn on and use keyboard haptics in iOS 16

Last month, Apple announced that, with its iOS 16 update, it is finally adding built-in keyboard haptics to the iPhone — haptics that will allow you to feel vibrations as you type. Previously, haptics were available for other gestures like typing an incorrect passcode or pressing and holding your screen to reveal content, but not […]

Accessibility Week

A little more than 1 in 4 Americans live with a disability — that’s more than 60 million adults who are deaf, blind, neurodivergent, or physically disabled. Technology offers the utopian promise of a universally accessible society, but it only delivers part of the time. Assistive tech has been a life-changing advancement for many people […]

How to make the most of your Windows PC’s accessibility features

Windows 11 is the most inclusive version of recent Windows operating systems. It’s much easier to find and operate the accessibility features in this version than in its predecessor, Windows 10. To begin with, the new Accessibility pane found in the menu options in Settings will lead you to the centralized list of assistive features. […]

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 […]