Pixel 7 owners report ‘spontaneously’ shattering camera glass

/ The breakages are reportedly happening despite phones not being knocked or dropped. Some owners say they’ve discovered the issue after use in cold temperatures.  The Pixel 7 (left), and Pixel 7 Pro (right).Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Pixel 7 owners are taking to Twitter and Reddit to report that the glass […]

Friday’s top tech news: let’s give it up for the laptops of CES

Image: Razer It’s always tempting to focus entirely on the weird and wonderful gadgets that come out of CES, but today I want to take a moment to highlight a few of interesting laptops to have been announced at the show. First up are the new Razer Blade 16 and 18, the latter of which […]

Tesla is finally offering a round alternative to the steering yoke

/ All hail the return of the round steering wheel as an option on the Tesla Model S and X. Now how about a turn signal stalk? Good news for folks who dislike the yoke-only steering wheel on the Tesla Model S and Model X — you can now configure the vehicles with a round […]

Samsung says profits dropped by two thirds as global slowdown bites

Samsung/ Tech / Its latest earnings estimate suggests quarterly profits fell a not-so-nice 69 percent year-over-year. Image: Getty Samsung has just released its earnings guidance for the three months ending December 31st 2022, and they don’t contain great news for the South Korean tech giant. The figures suggest Samsung may have just had its least […]

Razer Blade 16 hands-on: a dream gaming laptop

/ There’s a new Mini LED display, a new aspect ratio, and a whole lot of oomph in Razer’s new 16-inch powerhouse. Wait until you see the screen. Razer has given us a first look at the Razer Blade 16 and Razer Blade 18, which will be released in the next few months. And I […]

Snap’s shutting down the app that put cool filters on your Zoom calls

Snapchat/ Tech / Snap Camera will be no more on January 23rd. Showing up to a meeting as a potato or cartoon was fun while it lasted. When you open the app, it shows an announcement saying it’ll no longer be available. On January 25th, Snap will be shutting down its camera app for Mac […]

Google Maps’ turn-by-turn navigation on Wear OS now works without a phone

/ If you leave your phone at home, no problem: as long as your watch is connected to the internet, you’ll be able to get directions to where you need to go. If your Wear OS watch has a cellular connection, you can get turn-by-turn directions.Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google Maps […]

OLED plus E Ink: Lenovo’s ThinkBook Twist is halfway to my dream laptop

/ Spin the OLED screen to reveal a color E Ink panel around back — for better battery life in basic tasks. Image: Lenovo Last month, I spent 15 whole minutes hunched over an HP Spectre x360 in a drafty Best Buy store — agonizing over whether its amazing OLED screen would destroy the laptop’s […]