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What to expect from Google's all-virtual I/O
While Apple, Microsoft and the like were scrambling to bring their respective developer conferences online, Google made the executive design to just scrap I/O outright last year. It was a bit of an odd one, but the show went on through news-related blog posts. While we're going to have to wait another ...
4 minutes ago
TechCrunch
What to expect from Google's all-virtual I/O
Former HTC designer Scott Croyle is reportedly working on Beats at Apple
Croyle previously oversaw the HTC One M7 and M8, as well as Nextbit Robin.
24 minutes ago
Engadget
Former HTC designer Scott Croyle is reportedly working on Beats at Apple
Stripe acquires Bouncer, will integrate its card authentication into the Radar fraud detection tool
On the heels of a $600 million fundraise earlier this year, payments giant Stripe has been on an acquisition march to continue building out its business. In the latest development, the company has acquired Bouncer, a startup based in Oakland that has built a platform to automatically run card authentications ...
25 minutes ago
TechCrunch
Stripe acquires Bouncer, will integrate its card authentication into the Radar fraud detection tool
Mount Vesuvius victims died just moments away from rescue
A skeleton unearthed at the site may belong to a high-ranking naval officer.
33 minutes ago
Ars Technica
Mount Vesuvius victims died just moments away from rescue
Binance, the biggest cryptocurrency exchange, reportedly under investigation
The IRS, DOJ, and CFTC are looking at potential criminal violations.
41 minutes ago
Ars Technica
Binance, the biggest cryptocurrency exchange, reportedly under investigation
5 ways to raise your startup's PR game
There's a lot of noise out there. The ability to effectively communicate can make or break your launch.
47 minutes ago
TechCrunch
5 ways to raise your startup's PR game
After Epic v. Apple namecheck, Itch.io runs one-day-only dev-friendly promo
Similar to "Bandcamp Fridays"?comes after Itch.io was disparaged in Epic v. Apple.
53 minutes ago
Ars Technica
After Epic v. Apple namecheck, Itch.io runs one-day-only dev-friendly promo
Vergecast: space internet, new laptops, and Epic v. Apple
Photo by Nilay Patel / The Verge Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn discuss the week in tech news with the reporters and editors covering the biggest stories. This week on The Vergecast, Nilay and ...
1 hour ago
The Verge
Vergecast: space internet, new laptops, and Epic v. Apple
Ireland's health care system taken down after ransomware attack
Doctors left unable to access patient records after "very sophisticated" attack.
1 hour ago
Ars Technica
Ireland's health care system taken down after ransomware attack
Walmart confirms it is indeed still selling Pokémon cards
Walmart DTD 555 Contrary to published reports, Walmart confirmed in an email to The Verge on Friday that it has not suspended the sale of any trading cards, including the Pokémon cards that Target recently took off its shelves. There have been reports on social media of people ...
1 hour ago
The Verge
Walmart confirms it is indeed still selling Pokémon cards
China is about to attempt a highly ambitious landing on Mars
There is a lot of intrigue surrounding the mission. Will the lander survive?
1 hour ago
Ars Technica
China is about to attempt a highly ambitious landing on Mars
Making Video Games Is Not a Dream Job
For his new book Press Reset, journalist Jason Schreier spoke to countless game developers who have had their lives upended by the industry.
1 hour ago
WIRED
Making Video Games Is Not a Dream Job
Facebook loses last-ditch attempt to derail DPC decision on its EU-US data flows
Facebook has failed in its bid to prevent its lead EU data protection regulator from pushing ahead with a decision on whether to order suspension of its EU-U.S. data flows. The Irish High Court has just issued a ruling dismissing the company's challenge to the Irish Data Protection Commission's (DPC) ...
1 hour ago
TechCrunch
Facebook loses last-ditch attempt to derail DPC decision on its EU-US data flows
Whale hugs, "active sea serpents," and the wild world of whale sex
Northern right whale.Eubalaena glacialis.Courting group. Several males approach a female (on left). Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada. | Photo by: Francois Gohier/VW Pics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Adorable drone footage came out last week showing two right whales ...
1 hour ago
The Verge
Whale hugs, "active sea serpents," and the wild world of whale sex
Deadline extended: Apply to Startup Battlefield at TC Disrupt 2021
When you're head-down and nose to the grindstone " I"m looking at all you hard-working early-stage startup founders " it's easy to miss a deadline for an outstanding opportunity. Case in point: competing in Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 in September. We want every game-changing, innovative ...
2 hours ago
TechCrunch
Deadline extended: Apply to Startup Battlefield at TC Disrupt 2021
Famicom Detective Club brings more great crime drama to the Switch
There's something about the Nintendo Switch that makes it a great fit for murder mystery stories. Just like a good novel, these are games best enjoyed while curled up in a comfy chair with a warm drink, ideally when it's dark and rainy outside. That's one of the reasons why games like ...
2 hours ago
The Verge
Famicom Detective Club brings more great crime drama to the Switch
The Verge's Graduation Gift Guide 2021
Photo illustration by William Joel / The Verge Great gift ideas for those graduating into college and adulthood Continue reading…
2 hours ago
The Verge
The Verge's Graduation Gift Guide 2021
The gaming industry needs more than just coders
If you never considered a career in the gaming industry -- or thought that your skill set wouldn't translate -- know that this expanding job market needs employees from all types of backgrounds.
2 hours ago
TechCrunch
The gaming industry needs more than just coders
Take control of your stress with must-have wearable Apollo Neuro
The Apollo Neuro uses gentle vibrations to improve your body's reaction to stress. It helps users sleep, focus and stay calm, with no side effects.
2 hours ago
Engadget
Take control of your stress with must-have wearable Apollo Neuro
Nintendo says almost 6 million households bought a second Switch last year
As if finding a Switch wasn't already difficult enough during the pandemic.
2 hours ago
Engadget
Nintendo says almost 6 million households bought a second Switch last year
What to expect from Google I/O 2021
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google I/O, the company's big developer conference, is back after being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The keynote kicks off on Tuesday, May 18th, at 1PM ET / 10AM PT, and it will likely be packed with news about Google ...
2 hours ago
The Verge
What to expect from Google I/O 2021
What to expect at Google I/O 2021
We don't know everything Google has in store for Google I/O 2021, but we have some educated guesses – and a few things we're hoping against hope to see. Here's everything we know about the show so far, and what you can expect to learn more about once the event kicks off in earnest.
2 hours ago
Engadget
What to expect at Google I/O 2021
Sega considers reviving classics like 'Crazy Taxi' and 'Jet Set Radio'
Sega is considering reviving multiple classic game franchises, including 'Crazy Taxi' and 'Jet Set Radio.'
3 hours ago
Engadget
Sega considers reviving classics like 'Crazy Taxi' and 'Jet Set Radio'
Crypto exchange Binance faces US money laundering probe
Binance, the world's leading cryptocurrency exchange, is reportedly being probed by the DoJ and IRS amid allegations that it is being used to launder money.
3 hours ago
Engadget
Crypto exchange Binance faces US money laundering probe
The CDC's new masking rules don't mean you can unmask just yet
On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued huge news: If you've been fully vaccinated, you can stop wearing a mask. Now, health experts are expressing concern about the new rule and telling Americans to proceed with caution. The CDC's new guidelines come with a few caveats. ...
4 hours ago
Fast Company
The CDC's new masking rules don't mean you can unmask just yet
A New Brain Implant Translates Thoughts of Writing Into Text
In early experiments, a paralyzed man with implants in his premotor cortex typed 90 characters per minute?by envisioning he was writing by hand.
4 hours ago
WIRED
A New Brain Implant Translates Thoughts of Writing Into Text
The Apple Designer You've Never Heard of Is Making Noise
Plus: The iPod's cultural importance, the fate of Loon's balloons, and the price of an SNL appearance.
4 hours ago
WIRED
The Apple Designer You've Never Heard of Is Making Noise
The Knives Out Sequel Seems Made for the Internet
And that's (mostly) a good thing.
4 hours ago
WIRED
The Knives Out Sequel Seems Made for the Internet
Want a Better PC? Try Building Your Own
Assembling a computer yourself is a good way to learn about how it works.
4 hours ago
WIRED
Want a Better PC? Try Building Your Own
In Defense of Snow Days
Virtual school after a snowstorm is yet another kind of techno-solutionist slush that should be plowed away.
5 hours ago
WIRED
In Defense of Snow Days
Parents, this is what happens to your child tax credit if you don't file by the Monday deadline
Pandemic parents everywhere are woefully behind on 2020 accounting. Don't fret: If you don't file your taxes by the extended deadline on Monday, May 17, you likely won't receive monthly checks for the newly expanded child tax credit. But you're not completely out of luck. The March 2021 American Rescue ...
5 hours ago
Fast Company
Parents, this is what happens to your child tax credit if you don't file by the Monday deadline
Rocket Report: Starship orbital flight details, Ariane 5 may delay Webb launch
Also, Boeing's Starliner spacecraft gets a new launch date.
6 hours ago
Ars Technica
Rocket Report: Starship orbital flight details, Ariane 5 may delay Webb launch
A 20-year Apple veteran just unveiled a wild new kind of speaker
From the still-iconic iPod to the human curation of Apple Music to or the meticulous design of the digital instruments in Logic X, it's pretty clear that music is deep in Apple's DNA. That's why it's worth paying attention when a 20-year veteran of the company's industrial design group goes off to start ...
6 hours ago
Fast Company
A 20-year Apple veteran just unveiled a wild new kind of speaker
5 reasons moms make for great leaders
My jaw dropped in disbelief.&xA0;&xA0;I sat wide-eyed across the table as the leader of a prominent company spiraled into an outright tantrum. Our organizations were collaborating on a large-scale project. It was not going well. Fists clenched and red faced, he hurled one irrational comment after another. ...
7 hours ago
Fast Company
5 reasons moms make for great leaders
Unemployment update: These states are ending the federal $300 weekly benefit early
Over a dozen states are ceasing the $300 weekly extra federal unemployment benefit 3.5 months early, while also ending jobless benefits to independent contractors, freelancers, and workers who have exhausted their state-level benefits. Why? Ask the GOP. Congress the extended $300 weekly boost through ...
7 hours ago
Fast Company
Unemployment update: These states are ending the federal $300 weekly benefit early
Never faceplant again staring at your phone, thanks to this robotic third eye
We're on our phones more than ever, distractedly looking down at our screens while navigating the world around us. The designer of a new device wants to draw attention to the perils of this behavior–before it's too late. Industrial design student Minwook Paeng's developed a prototype robot eye called ...
8 hours ago
Fast Company
Never faceplant again staring at your phone, thanks to this robotic third eye
How angry Apple employees? petition led to a controversial new hire's departure
One of Apple's many corporate office buildings in Cupertino, California. Even Apple can't avoid employee conflict over issues like sexism. It's not every day that a new hire at a major tech company unleashes employee outrage, a public departure, and debates around sexism in ...
16 hours ago
Recode
How angry Apple employees? petition led to a controversial new hire's departure
The Colonial Pipeline is coming back online
Colonial Pipeline shut down its massive oil pipeline after a ransomware attack took some of its systems offline. Above, a Colonial facility in 2016. | Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg/Getty Images And what it means for gas prices. A major oil pipeline is coming back online after a several-day ...
1 day ago
Recode
The Colonial Pipeline is coming back online
Open for a surprise: The endearing results of Twitter's new image crop
Twitter Twitter users rarely agree on anything. When they do, it's an opportunity for community building. Twitter recently made a small but striking change to its interface: It changed the aspect ratio of cropped images on users" mobile feeds, meaning many photos that would ...
1 day ago
Recode
Open for a surprise: The endearing results of Twitter's new image crop
A crypto billionaire donated $1 billion to India. Make sure you include an asterisk.
Vitalik Buterin is a 27-year-old billionaire philanthropist. | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images The saga highlights just how uncharted the territory is in the world of crypto philanthropy. A cryptocurrency billionaire seems to have made one of the largest contributions ...
1 day ago
Recode
A crypto billionaire donated $1 billion to India. Make sure you include an asterisk.
YouTube's kids app has a rabbit hole problem
YouTube Kids feeds children algorithmically curated videos that run indefinitely. | Valera Golovniov/LightRocket/Getty Images The company says it's adding more control over autoplay in the YouTube Kids app. YouTube Kids is a colorful, stripped-down version of YouTube, full of ...
1 day ago
Recode
YouTube's kids app has a rabbit hole problem
Tesla is casting a spotlight on the government's struggle to keep up with self-driving cars
Tesla is one of several car companies introducing increasingly autonomous features into cars meant to be operated by human drivers. | Toru Hanai/Bloomberg via Getty Images Concerns about features like Autopilot aren't going unnoticed in Washington. Tesla's Autopilot software, ...
2 days ago
Recode
Tesla is casting a spotlight on the government's struggle to keep up with self-driving cars
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