Coinbase lays off a fifth of staff as crypto downturn continues

/ The company plans to let go 950 employees, with its CEO citing a difficult crypto market and ‘the fallout from unscrupulous actors in the industry.’  Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is the latest tech company to announce mass layoffs. In an email to staff on Tuesday, CEO Brain Armstrong […]

The UK’s first-ever rocket launch ends in failure

/ The LauncherOne rocket was successfully released from the modified 747 but later experienced an anomaly. The LauncherOne rocket (visible under the left wing) was carried by the modified 747 Cosmic Girl to its launch destination over the Atlantic Ocean.Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images What should have been a historic moment for the UK ended […]

Tuesday’s top tech news: the next step in Apple’s chip plans

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge I’ve been obsessed with Apple’s attempts to build its own cellular iPhone modem for years, ever since the company snapped up Intel’s smartphone modem business in the aftermath of its surprise legal settlement with Qualcomm. (It’s a long story, but my 2019 writeup has the background). Anyway, […]

Improved voice typing in Google Docs is coming to more browsers

/ The Chrome-exclusive feature is expanding to ‘most major browsers’ and is getting a tune-up as part of the process. Google Docs’ voice-typing feature in action.Screenshot by Barbara Krasnoff / The Verge Google Docs’ voice-typing feature, which lets you “type” and edit text using your voice and a microphone rather than your hands and a […]

HBO’s The Last of Us is a compact adaptation that puts you in the passenger seat

Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann’s The Last of US TV series is a faithful adaptation of the beloved video game, but it doesn’t feel distinct as an apocalyptic survival series. Share this story Though it was yet another survival video game about brute forcing your way through masses of infected enemies, The Last of Us’ […]

Google Docs adds a feature we thought it already had: non-printing characters

/ ‘How has this not been made available yet??’ If you’ve ever needed to see exactly where your line breaks and spaces are, I have great news.Image: Google Google is adding a feature to Google Docs that lets you see non-printing characters such as spaces, tabs, and various types of breaks, the company announced in […]

YouTube will start sharing ad money with Shorts creators on February 1st

/ They, along with all the other YouTube Partner Program members, will have to accept new terms first, though. The money machine is coming.Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube has announced that creators can start making ad revenue on Shorts starting February 1st, following a promise from September that the monetization option was […]

The government has questions about Elon Musk’s Full Self-Driving tweet

/ Musk said he would update the driver-assist system to allow certain drivers to turn off steering wheel warnings, which apparently caught the attention of federal regulators at NHTSA. Illustration by Lille Allen / The Verge The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reached out to Tesla with questions about a tweet by Elon Musk […]

Google’s bringing new features to older versions of Android

/ Android 13’s photo picker will be available on some devices with Android 11 and 12. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is taking another shot at bringing new features to phones that haven’t gotten OS updates in years. It’s releasing something called the “Extension Software Developer Kit,” which should let developers use […]