AMD’s Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs arrive next month to take on Intel for PC gaming

/ AMD is bringing its 3D V-Cache technology to its Ryzen 7000 desktop processors. The flagship Ryzen 9 7950X3D chip will be the one to watch against Intel’s Core i9-13900K. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge AMD is bringing its impressive 3D V-Cache technology to its Ryzen 7000 desktop processors. Starting in February, the […]

Amazon’s confirms its massive layoffs will affect 18,000 employees

/ In November 2022, The New York Times reported that Amazon planned to lay off about 10,000 employees, but that figure has grown. That’s a higher number than expected.Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon’s ongoing layoffs will affect around 18,000 workers, according to a memo from CEO Andy Jassy, which says that the […]

Coming soon: smart homes where the electricity isn’t so dumb

/ Schneider Home promises to ‘keep your life on’ during a power outage by intelligently linking your circuits, solar, batteries, and more. The Schneider Pulse smart electrical panel, one component of this system.Image: Schneider Electric I don’t know if Schneider Electric will be the one to crack it, but I like what it’s promising here […]

Luminar acquires lidar data company Civil Maps

/ Luminar will use Civil Maps’ 3D mapping data to build its Sentinel full-stack autonomous driving software platform. Photo by Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge Lidar hardware company Luminar announced it has acquired Civil Maps, a lidar data company based in San Francisco. The acquisition brings ultra-detailed and automatically updating 3D maps of various […]

Samsung’s new SmartThings hub is hidden inside a wireless charger

/ The $60 fast charger is also a Matter controller, Thread border router, and SmartThings hub. Samsung’s new SmartThings Station is a smart home hub, a wireless charger, and a SmartThings Find device.Photo by Owen Grove / The Verge A little over three years after getting out of the smart home hardware game, Samsung is […]

Philips Hue is getting a $130 app for TVs

/ It’s a high price to pay to sync your Philips Hue lights with movies or TV shows in your living room. The new Hue app will sync lights to your TV content.Image: Signify Signify, owner of the Philips Hue brand, is launching a Philips Hue Sync TV app for Samsung TVs. The $129.99 app […]

We were all fans of Ken Block

Ken Block, who died tragically in a snowmobile accident this week, was an entrepreneur, a racer, and a social media god. But at his core, he was always an enthusiast. We were all fans. Share this story Photo by Massimo Bettiol/Getty Images Regardless of whether you know it, there’s a good chance you’re a fan […]

Ireland fines Meta over $400 million for its targeted advertising practices

/ The country’s Data Protection Commission has issued more than a billion dollars in fines since early last year. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has fined Meta over its handling of user data, following hundreds of millions of dollars in similar fines and potentially putting parts of its […]