Did Mark Zuckerberg’s little dance actually show us real metaverse legs?

/ Legs may be coming soon, but it doesn’t seem like we’ve actually seen how they’ll look yet. Image: Meta During Meta’s Connect conference on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg made a huge announcement: the avatars in the company’s Horizon VR app will be getting legs soon. To demonstrate this groundbreaking technical achievement, Zuckerberg’s digital avatar lifted […]

The best deals you can still get from Walmart’s competing Prime Day event

/ Like Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale, Walmart’s recent shopping event has come and gone. Nonetheless, a few deals remain. The cream-colored Apple Watch Series 8 is still available at Walmart for $349.Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Amazon wasn’t the only one offering a deluge of deals earlier this week. If you […]

The National Science Foundation won’t rebuild the Arecibo Observatory telescope

Space/ Science / The observatory, an important tool for deep-space observation and featured in films like GoldenEye, collapsed in 2020. The Arecibo Observatory after its collapse in 2020.Photo by RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images The National Science Foundation (NSF) won’t rebuild the massive Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico following its collapse in late 2020. The […]

T-Mobile social media support workers are trying to form a union

/ The workers cite lay offs, pay cuts, and their requests being ignored by management as their reasons for organizing. The organizers have dubbed it the “T-Force Social Care Alliance.”Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Workers on T-Mobile’s social media customer service team, who respond to customer questions, comments, and complaints on sites like […]

The best anti-Prime Day deals you can still get at Target

/ Target’s “Deal Days” event is no more, but the big-box retailer is still discounting a handful of items, noise-canceling including earbuds and robot vacuums Google’s budget-friendly Pixel 6A is still on sale for $349.99 in all three colorways.Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge As expected, Target’s recent “Deal Days” event has officially come […]

Google Fiber is launching 5-gig and 8-gig plans early next year

Google/ Tech / Google Fiber’s new superfast tiers will be available soon, and some lucky customers will be able to test them early Google Fiber will soon offer some really fast internet speeds. Image: Google Fiber Google Fiber will offer 5Gbps and 8Gbps tiers starting in early 2023 (via 9to5Google). The company is pitching these […]

Samsung SmartThings is one of the first to be Matter-certified

/ Samsung says it will update its SmartThings hubs and dongles to support Matter this month, its newer hubs will be Thread border routers, and it confirms the hubs won’t bridge Zigbee and Z-Wave devices into Matter SmartThings hubs will be among the first devices to be Matter certified.Image: Aeotec An over-the-air update coming later […]