• A New Tractor Jailbreak Rides the Right-to-Repair Wave

    A New Tractor Jailbreak Rides the Right-to-Repair Wave
    A hacker has formulated an exploit that provides root access to two popular models of the company's farm equipment.
  • 'Wordle' today: Here's the answer, hints for August 14

    'Wordle' today: Here's the answer, hints for August 14
    Sunday can only mean one thing, and that's a fresh Wordle to solve — which means our daily Wordle help is here for you just in case you need an extra, end-of-the-week nudge in the right direction.The answer to the August 14 Wordle, puzzle #421, can be found at the end of this article. Before you get there, though, there are a couple of subtle clues to help you narrow it down, and as you scroll down, you'll see we've gathered a selection of the best tips and strategies from our previous rep
  • 'Quordle' today: Here are the answers and hints for August 14

    'Quordle' today: Here are the answers and hints for August 14
    You know what always gives me a case of the Sunday Scaries? A Quordle puzzle that I can't seem to solve. With the workweek starting up again tomorrow, you so do not need this stress right now.But fortunately, the solution to today's Quordle is coming shortly, and if you scroll all the way down to the bottom you'll see it. But why rush things when the weekend is going to be over soon? Read carefully through the strategy guide and maybe you'll learn a thing or two.What is Quordle?Quordle is a five
  • Elon Musk pitches lofty goals in a magazine run by China’s internet censorship agency

    Elon Musk pitches lofty goals in a magazine run by China’s internet censorship agency
    Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images Elon Musk pitched sustainable energy, brain implants, and space exploration in an article published in a Chinese magazine run by the country’s internet watchdog and censorship agency, according to a translation from Yang Liu, a reporter for the Chinese state press agency, Xinhua. (via WSJ reporter Karen Hao).
    Formed in 2013, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) is in charge of creating and enforcing policies surrounding onlin
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  • Breathtaking James Webb video zooms through the cosmos to the Cartwheel Galaxy

    Breathtaking James Webb video zooms through the cosmos to the Cartwheel Galaxy
    Tumble into the Cartwheel Galaxy.Tweet may have been deleted(opens in a new tab)The Cartwheel Galaxy is the latest distant galaxy to get the Webb telescope treatment. The Webb telescope is the most powerful telescope ever built, and it continues to capture incredible images of the distant cosmos. In a new video from the European Space Agency, which partners with NASA and the Canadian Space Agency, the telescope zooms through the cosmos to the Cartwheel Galaxy located 500 million light-years away
  • NFL preseason football livestreams for Vikings vs. Raiders

    NFL preseason football livestreams for Vikings vs. Raiders
    Week 2 of the NFL preseason is at its end, with just one game left: The Raiders vs. The Vikings on August 14, 2022 at 4:25 p.m. ET. This game will be the capstone of NFL Network's nationwide week 2 coverage, though it will also be on local TV in the areas around Las Vegas and Minneapolis. But if you don't have pay TV, or a working antenna, you'll need to stream.In the US, there's no single option that lets you stream every game you'll want to see this year on any device you want. But long story
  • Web3 and the transition toward true digital ownership 

    Web3 and the transition toward true digital ownership 
    Web3 will reshape our relationship with the internet. Netizens will own their digital assets in a more equitable digital environment.Read More
  • Flaw in the VA Medical Records Platform May Put Patients at Risk

    Flaw in the VA Medical Records Platform May Put Patients at Risk
    The Veterans Affairs' VistA software has a vulnerability that could let an attacker "masquerade as a doctor," a security researcher warns.
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  • Who is Andrew Tate? And why is the controversial figure taking over TikTok?

    Who is Andrew Tate? And why is the controversial figure taking over TikTok?
    If you're a man between the age of 16 and 25, you've probably seen this man all over your Tiktok FYP, whether you like it or not.
    His name is Andrew Tate. He's an entrepreneur and former kickboxing champion who currently runs an online course in "modern wealth creation" at his own "Hustler's University," and he's seemingly come out of nowhere to become, at the time of this writing, one of the most viral people on the internet for his cartoonishly misogynistic takes like "women can't drive," "men
  • The Sturgeon Moon dazzles viewers

    The Sturgeon Moon dazzles viewers
    The final supermoon of the year, the Sturgeon Moon, shone in all its glory Thursday night. The term "supermoon" was first coined in 1979 by astrologer Richard Nolle and it refers to "a New or Full Moon which occurs with the Moon at or near (within 90 percent of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit." It's when the moon is at its biggest and brightest. Thursday's supermoon was a marginal supermoon and is the third closest full moon of the year after the supermoons in June and July. Whil
  • Man vs. Dish: How one researcher used a $25 homemade device to hack into Elon Musk's Starlink system

    Man vs. Dish: How one researcher used a $25 homemade device to hack into Elon Musk's Starlink system
    With over 3,000 small satellites in orbit, Elon Musk's Starlink has created an excellent fleet orbiting Earth at the moment providing satellite internet access coverage in 36 countries. However, all it took was one Belgian cyber security researcher, a $25 homemade device, and a dream to reveal the first major security flaw in Starlink's user terminals.This past Thursday at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, Belgian security researcher Lennert Wouters showcased how he hacked into the
  • Why conversational AI needs to feel more human, not sound more human

    Conversational AI at scale doesn’t require sci-fi packaging — even small brands can get it right. Brands should focus on technology that powers substantive interactions and authenticity over theatricality. Read More
  • Why are BeReal selfies so unflattering?

    Why are BeReal selfies so unflattering?
    Photo-sharing app BeReal was founded in 2020, but it made its biggest splash this year. From January to July, BeReal jumped from two million to 7.9 million daily active users, according to The Information.The concept of BeReal is simple: Every day you receive a notification (Time to BeReal!), and you have two minutes to take your unedited, unfiltered photo. You can only see other people's daily BeReals if you post one that day yourself, and previous ones disappear from the feed. The app snaps fr
  • Uber is shutting down its free loyalty program later this year

    Uber is shutting down its free loyalty program later this year
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber is ending its free loyalty program, Uber Rewards, so it can turn its attention to its subscription-based Uber One membership. In an email sent to customers, Uber explains that users can still earn points until the end of August, and that the last day to redeem points is October 31st.“Thank you for being part of Uber Rewards,” the email reads. “It’s been a great ride, but we’ve decided to end Rewards soon, as we shift our
  • A practical approach to building resilience with zero trust

    A practical approach to building resilience with zero trust
    Ransomware is one of the most notorious enterprises of the 21st century. To combat it, organizations should have zero trust in their arsenal.Read More
  • The DCEU has become a crisis of Warner Bros.’ own making

    The DCEU has become a crisis of Warner Bros.’ own making
    The fate of Warner Bros. DC Comics movies is looking grimContinue reading…
  • NFL preseason football livestreams for Rams vs. Chargers

    NFL preseason football livestreams for Rams vs. Chargers
    It's week 2 of the NFL preseason, and if you're amped up to watch the return of Super Bowl champs the Los Angeles Rams in an intra-Los Angeles game against the Chargers on August 13, 2022 at 10 pm ET, it might be tricky. This game will not air live on NFL Network, though it will be on local TV in the Los Angeles market. But if you don't have pay TV, or a working antenna, you'll need to stream.In the US, there's no single option that lets you stream every game you'll want to see this year on any
  • The uncomfortable truth about operational data pipelines

    The uncomfortable truth about operational data pipelines
    Questioning the fundamental assumptions in how we acquire, process and analyze data can help simplify and streamline the steps needed to move from high-cost, fragile data pipelines to faster business decisions.Read More
  • NFL preseason football livestreams for Cowboys vs. Broncos

    NFL preseason football livestreams for Cowboys vs. Broncos
    It's week 2 of the NFL preseason, and if you're excited to see Russell Wilson and the Broncos take on the Cowboys at Mile High Stadium on August 13, 2022 at 8 pm ET, it might be tricky — and not just because it's doubtful that Russell Wilson will play much, if at all. While the game will be on NFL Network, and local TV in the Dallas and Denver areas, if you don't have pay TV, or a working antenna, you'll need to stream.In the US, there's no single option that lets you stream every game you
  • iRobot’s poop-avoiding Roomba j7 vacuum is on sale for $200 off today

    iRobot’s poop-avoiding Roomba j7 vacuum is on sale for $200 off today
    Verge readers can save up to $200 on iRobot’s Roomba j7 and Roomba i3 Plus EVO for a limited time. | Photo by Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge Great news, folks! Wellbots is currently taking up to $200 off cat Ubers — err, robot vacuums. OK, it may not be the most exciting news of the week, but most people would agree that there is nothing remotely fun about cleaning. Luckily, robot vacuums like iRobot’s Roomba j7 and Roomba i3 Plus EVO can expedite the entire process and ma
  • Apple and Samsung smartwatches need more buttons if they want more athletes

    Apple and Samsung smartwatches need more buttons if they want more athletes
    The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is meant to appeal to serious outdoors athletes, but relies on a touchscreen. | Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge Earlier this week, Samsung announced the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. It’s Samsung’s most durable smartwatch ever and at Unpacked it was clear that the company intends the watch to appeal to outdoor athletes. Apple also revealed at WWDC that watchOS 9 will feature a ton of new running metrics, adding fuel to rumors that a rugged Apple Watch may be on the
  • Channel stores are officially the hottest new thing in streaming

    Channel stores are officially the hottest new thing in streaming
    Image: YouTubeYouTube is building a system that would allow users to subscribe to streaming services through the YouTube app, The Wall Street Journal reported, and could launch the so-called “channel store” as early as this fall. The Journal’s report didn’t say which services might be part of the store, only that YouTube has been talking with various entertainment companies.
    A channel store makes perfect sense for YouTube, and it’s been a long time in the works: The
  • Now DoorDash could start delivering your Facebook Marketplace purchases, too

    Now DoorDash could start delivering your Facebook Marketplace purchases, too
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge You may soon have the option to have your Facebook Marketplace purchases picked up and delivered by DoorDash. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Facebook’s parent company, Meta, is partnering with DoorDash to deliver Marketplace items located up to 15 miles away.
    Not every item is eligible for delivery, though. Sources tell the WSJ that DoorDash will only deliver items that are small enough to fit in the trunk of a car, and that driv
  • Identity crisis: Artificial intelligence and the flawed logic of ‘mind uploading’

    Identity crisis: Artificial intelligence and the flawed logic of ‘mind uploading’
    It is theoretically feasible that through 'mind uploading,' simulated minds could coexist inside a rich simulation of physical reality.Read More
  • Marvel fans aren't impressed with Abomination on 'She-Hulk'

    Marvel fans aren't impressed with Abomination on 'She-Hulk'
    With just days before the premiere of Disney+'s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, viewers are getting a glimpse of what returning characters will be like and they're, well, not that impressed.Actor Tim Roth is returning to the role of Emil Blonsky/Abomination, an antagonist who first appeared in the 2008 movie The Incredible Hulk. The titular Hulk defeated Abomination in that movie, and then he wasn't seen on-screen again until 2021's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Fans noticed that Abomina
  • Abstraction in programming: Taming the ones and zeros

    Abstraction in programming: Taming the ones and zeros
    Abstractions in programming, while hiding complexity and creating more distance to that machine code, help programmers get closer to the actual problems they’re trying to solve.Read More
  • The Feds Gear Up for a Privacy Crackdown

    The Feds Gear Up for a Privacy Crackdown
    Plus: Cisco gets hit by ransomware, Twilio gets phished, a new way to fight email spammers, and much more.
  • Google May Add Home Workouts to Its Smart TV Offerings

    Google May Add Home Workouts to Its Smart TV Offerings
    Plus: Ring cameras get their own show, Google calls out Apple’s messaging, and we unpack Unpacked.
  • 10 Laptops We’ve Tested and Love

    10 Laptops We’ve Tested and Love
    These are our favorite Windows notebooks, MacBooks, and Chromebooks.
  • This customizable smart display is a fun desk accessory in need of a purpose

    This customizable smart display is a fun desk accessory in need of a purpose
    Part desk clock, part status board, all Nyan CatContinue reading…
  • The 'Stranger Things' hair department head reveals how she designed the show's most iconic looks — including Eddie Munson's mullet

    The 'Stranger Things' hair department head reveals how she designed the show's most iconic looks — including Eddie Munson's mullet
    Bringing the '80s hair of Stranger Things to life is no small feat, but it's one that Sarah Hindsgaul, Stranger Things's hair department head, has been doing since the show's very first season.Hindsgaul, who is nominated for Outstanding Period and/or Character Hairstyling at this year's Emmys, came to Stranger Things after having worked as the hair department head on HBO's Show Me A Hero, whose ensemble cast included Winona Ryder. Ryder showed Hindsgaul the lookbook for Stranger Things, and Hind
  • Is Coal Mining Increasing East Kentucky’s Flood Risk?

    Is Coal Mining Increasing East Kentucky’s Flood Risk?
    Mountaintop removal destroyed Appalachia's land. Then came the floodwaters.
  • 5 bizarre Web3 pivots that revealed the inner workings of the crypto hivemind

    5 bizarre Web3 pivots that revealed the inner workings of the crypto hivemind
    The NFT market may have crashed back in July, but that didn't spell the end of NFTs. Instead, companies doubled down: Instagram actually expanded its NFT functionality about a week ago and, around that same time, Starbucks teased the September rollout of NFTs as part of its customer rewards program. It seems despite the occasional snafu, Web3 is still growing, whether you understand the appeal or not. So now is a good time to peek inside the brains of the Web3 people by remembering the most biza
  • 30 Best Back-to-School Deals on Laptops, Headphones, and More

    30 Best Back-to-School Deals on Laptops, Headphones, and More
    Gearing up for the new school year? We’ve found plenty of savings on all the essential gadgets and supplies.
  • Giant pandas once roamed another region of Earth

    Giant pandas once roamed another region of Earth
    In the late 1980s, paleontologist Nikolai Spassov stumbled upon fossilized animal teeth in the National Museum of Natural History in Bulgaria. The fossil had a handwritten note with an indecipherable scribble. It took years for Spassov to understand where the fossil came from, and what the note said. "I realized that I was holding in my hands the remains of a new species of fossil panda," Spassov told Mashable. This animal, Agriarctos nikolovi, was a close relative of the giant panda t
  • You'll probably need Prime Video to watch some NFL games this year

    You'll probably need Prime Video to watch some NFL games this year
    Football’s entering the modern streaming age, and it’s time to explain that to every tech-averse parent in America.For the first time ever, there will be real, legit NFL games broadcast (almost) exclusively on a streaming platform in 2022. For 15 regular season games (and one preseason matchup), you’ll have to give Amazon your money and engagement through either Prime Video or Twitch to watch your favorite teams duke it out on the road to Super Bowl LVII. I know this can a
  • 19 perfect Netflix soundtracks for your own personal montage

    19 perfect Netflix soundtracks for your own personal montage
    Getting stuff done right now is a hard task, one you'd probably rather watch in an onscreen montage of your own life, a minute-and-a-half of soundtracked productivity without the IRL effort.Turning your own to-do list into an enthusiastic filmic moment is a hard ask in this uneditable reality, but I've come up with my own cinematic technique for running up that hill and getting shit done: Netflix soundtracks.From the Kate Bush life-saver from Stranger Things to the John Hughes-channelling dreamp
  • These 2 magnificent galaxies are about to collide

    These 2 magnificent galaxies are about to collide
    The story of space is a story of collisions. Sometimes, a meteor plummets through Earth's atmosphere and slams into a doghouse. Sometimes stars crash into one another, violently. Other times, two dazzling spiral galaxies collide.Hawaii's Gemini North telescope, atop the towering volcano Mauna Kea, recently captured a brilliant view of the galaxies NGC 4568 and NGC 4567 before they collide. In the image, the spiraled objects are still largely unaffected as they draw closer to one another; their b
  • Your child may love this app that could even make math fun

    Your child may love this app that could even make math fun
    TL;DR: As of August 13, you can get the LogicLike Brain Games and Tricky Puzzles Lifetime Subscription for just $49 instead of $240 — that's a 79% discount.As a parent, you watch your child learn something new every day, but some things are a bit easier to teach than others. Teaching your child not to touch the hot stove was likely easier than helping to foster logical thinking and creative expression. If you want to help supplement your child’s education from Kindergarten through 4t
  • We need to talk about 'Fall's twisted ending

    We need to talk about 'Fall's twisted ending
    Fall is being promoted as "from the producers of 47 Meters Down," which is a clever move for two films that could be sisters — or a future cult classic double feature. Both films follow a pair of deeply bonded women who must pull together to survive an extreme sporting trip gone fatally off the rails. While 47 Meters Down plunged audiences into shark-infested waters, Fall perches us high atop a dilapidated radio tower, where vultures and gravity itself threaten to destroy our plucky heroin
  • This wireless charger has a 10-foot cable and is 16% off

    This wireless charger has a 10-foot cable and is 16% off
    TL;DR: As of August 13, you can get the 10Ft Magnetic Wireless USB-C Charging Cable for just $20.99 instead of $24 — that's a 16% discount.Have you held off buying a wireless charger because you enjoy the maneuverability of a cable? It’s true, many wireless chargers keep your devices landlocked, but that’s not the case for all of them. It’s certainly not true for this 10-foot Magnetic Wireless USB-C Charging Cable, which is also on sale for $20.99, marked down from $24.&n
  • This deal on a PDF reader could be a game-changer for students

    This deal on a PDF reader could be a game-changer for students
    TL;DR: Through August 24, you can getPDF Reader Pro For Mac for just $39.99 instead of $59.99 — that's a 33% discount.Have you ever met a teacher in the modern age who doesn’t use PDFs? Between readings, worksheets, and syllabi, there are plenty of opportunities for you to encounter this ubiquitous file type in school, and if you don’t have the right software, PDFs might get a little frustrating. But PDFs don’t have to be frustrating. Though you may not spend a ton o
  • The best movies by Latina/Latino creators on Disney+

    The best movies by Latina/Latino creators on Disney+
    Though there are plenty of miles to go, incredible strides have recently been made in the journey toward a fully representative creative workforce in Hollywood. Just check out the career of Victoria Alonso, the Argentine film producer who has worked behind the scenes at Marvel as an executive producer on almost every single one (!!!) of Marvel’s blockbuster superhero films, including all of our Marvel picks below.The result of a more reflective production team is more interesting, authenti
  • The Aarke Carbonator Pro is a seltzer lover's dream

    The Aarke Carbonator Pro is a seltzer lover's dream
    I admit that I haven’t always been a fan of seltzer (I thought it tasted like boring soda), but at some point in my mid-20s everything changed. The LaCroix boom happened, and sparkling water suddenly burst onto the scene as a new, young, cutting-edge beverage. Now, in the age of spiked seltzer and CBD soda waters it’s hard to overstate the culture impact seltzer water has had, and I have to confess, I’ve started to love it, too. What could be a better pairing with any meal? A m
  • Study for IT certifications with this online learning bundle on sale

    Study for IT certifications with this online learning bundle on sale
    TL;DR: As of August 13, you can get the CompTIA & AWS, Cisco Certification Paths Bundle for just $34.99 instead of $449 — that's a 92% discount.If you’re looking for a job in IT, then there may be an alternative to the traditional four-year schooling route. IT certifications like CompTIA could give you the hands-on experience and content knowledge to eventually earn your first IT position. CompTIA is just one of many high-potential certification programs, and you can start studyi
  • I tried 3 TikTok-viral side hustles and lost 20 cents

    I tried 3 TikTok-viral side hustles and lost 20 cents
    We live in a capitalist society intent on grinding down the human spirit into sellable parts. As such, for many people it is no longer enough to work a steady, full-time job in pursuit of debt-free financial security. In this nightmare of a reality built from panic attacks and crushed dreams, we must side hustle.The peddling of hustles is, in itself, a hustle. Numerous TikTok and YouTube creators promise to reveal side jobs that have allegedly netted them thousands. These videos often rack up si
  • Become the ultimate perpetual student with these translation earbuds

    Become the ultimate perpetual student with these translation earbuds
    TL;DR: As of August 13, you can get the Mymanu CLIK Translation Earbuds for just $157 instead of $220 — that's a 28% discount.Whether you’re still in school or long since graduated, every time you touch down in a place you’ve never been, you have a new chance to learn. However, if there’s a language barrier, things might be a little difficult. While you could spend months cultivating a rudimentary mastery over another language, you could also skip a few steps and use a we
  • Astronomers watch Betelgeuse recover after colossal blast

    Astronomers watch Betelgeuse recover after colossal blast
    Just like the mischievous Tim Burton character of the same name, the red supergiant star Betelgeuse's head shrank. Scientists watched the star blast its outer surface into space in 2019, an unexpected cosmic event they had never seen before in a normal star. The eruption was so catastrophic, it blew off 400 billion times as much material as the sun does routinely in ejections linked to solar flares, according to the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. What's more, the star got so dim
  • Here's how to unblock and watch Indian Netflix

    Here's how to unblock and watch Indian Netflix
    SAVE 49%: ExpressVPN can quickly and easily unblock Indian Netflix from the UK. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £85.25 and includes an extra three months for free — 49% off for a limited time.Netflix has a pretty extensive offering of movies and shows to keep you entertained, but we're a greedy bunch, and it's never enough. If you're looking to expand your content options, you may have considered investing in a VPN.These cybersecurity services hide your real IP a
  • Save 82% on the best cheap VPN for unblocking U.S. Netflix

    Save 82% on the best cheap VPN for unblocking U.S. Netflix
    SAVE 82%: Surfshark can unlock extra content on streaming sites like Netflix and Prime Video. A two-year subscription to Surfshark is on sale for £46.54 with an extra two months for free — 82% off list price for a limited time.ExpressVPN has a reputation for being the best service for unblocking and watching U.S. Netflix, and we're not here to argue with this. It is difficult to beat the connection speeds and reliable unblocking of ExpressVPN, but Surfshark comes close at a bett