FCC filing suggests Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 will get fast charging

While we still don’t know all the nitty-gritty details about Samsung’s next-gen smartwatches, recent FCC filings hint that you can expect at least one big update: faster charging. FCC filings don’t reveal too much in terms of features, but they are a good indicator that a product is getting close to launch. The filings were […]

Saving sites: Pocket’s bookmarking app and its alternatives

It’s hard to keep up with all the interesting, important, or just plain fun things you come across on the web. You may come across something you just don’t have time to read right now or want to save because it will come in handy later. But, as most of us have discovered, creating a […]

Google Talk is surprisingly still operational, but that ends on Thursday

Google is shutting down Talk (also known as GChat) for good — its instant-messaging service you probably haven’t used much since 2007 (via Android Police). Although Google migrated Talk users over to Google Hangouts in 2017 — another one of its now-sidelined messaging platforms — it was still accessible by third-party XMPP clients like Pidgin […]

BlockFi and Crypto.com lay off hundreds of staff as coins slump

BlockFi, a platform for trading and lending cryptocurrency, announced via a blog post on Monday that it’s laying off 20 percent of its 850 employees — around 170 to 200 people. CEO Zac Prince said in a Twitter thread that the layoffs can be traced to a “dramatic shift in macroeconomic conditions” and BlockFi’s push […]

Windows 11’s new File Explorer tabs are getting close to release

Microsoft has started beta testing its new File Explorer tabs for Windows 11. The tabs feature for File Explorer is now rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel and appears to be very close to release for everyone running Windows 11. The tabs feature includes a refreshed design that makes it easier to […]

Rune Labs’ Apple Watch-based Parkinson’s disease tracker gets FDA clearance

Software that helps people with Parkinson’s disease track symptoms through their Apple Watch received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration, the company behind the tool announced today. It automatically tracks things like tremors, and it lets patients report symptoms and medication usage. Neurology company Rune Labs built the software, called StrivePD. It lets clinicians […]

Sony’s new PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium tiers are now live in the US

Sony’s revamped PlayStation Plus tiers are now live in the US, offering benefits like access to select PS4 and PS5 games, cloud-streamed games, and a collection of retro titles, depending on which tier you subscribe to. PlayStation Plus Essential costs $9.99 per month, and it offers the same benefits you might be familiar with from […]

Amazon.com is having some problems right now

For one reason or another, the internet’s biggest retailer has a website that’s not working correctly for some people. Many Amazon.com pages are either not loading at all, displaying error messages, or loading slowly with missing information. Checking with other Verge staffers, some people are getting error messages or partially loading pages, while others report […]

FAA requiring SpaceX to make changes to Texas launch site ahead of future launches

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined that SpaceX’s plans for the company’s massive Starbase launch site in South Texas will have some environmental impact on the surrounding land and area but not enough to require a full environmental impact statement. Now, SpaceX will need to make more than 75 changes to its proposal for […]

Watch the trailer for The Verge’s first Netflix show, The Future Of

It’s taken nearly three years of work, but The Verge’s first Netflix show — The Future Of — is finally arriving on June 21st, with a second set of episodes coming on June 28th. The Future Of is an ambitious look at how everything around us might change over time, narrated by Jurnee Smollett. And […]