• Biden Executive Order Bans Sale of US Data to China, Russia. Good Luck

    Biden Executive Order Bans Sale of US Data to China, Russia. Good Luck
    The White House issued an executive order on Wednesday that aims to prevent the sale of Americans' data to “countries of concern,” including China and Russia. Its effectiveness may vary.
  • Google’s 256GB Pixel Tablet is on sale for its best price yet

    Google’s 256GB Pixel Tablet is on sale for its best price yet
    If you own a Pixel smartphone or smartwatch, the Pixel Tablet makes for a great trifecta. | Photo: Dan Seifert / The Verge It’s easy to default to iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tabs when shopping for a new tablet, but believe it or not, there are other devices worth your consideration. Take the Google Pixel Tablet, for instance, which is on sale at Amazon and Best Buy in the 256GB configuration for $449 ($150 off) — a record low for the higher storage model. In fact, the current discount
  • Dive into the world of Netflix’s 3 Body Problem

    Dive into the world of Netflix’s 3 Body Problem
    ED MILLER/NETFLIX Check out all of The Verge’s coverage of Netflix’s upcoming 3 Body Problem series based on Cixin Liu’s epic sci-fi novel.Continue reading…
  • New regulation could stop abusers from stalking via connected cars

    New regulation could stop abusers from stalking via connected cars
    Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images Federal Communications Commission Chair Jessica Rosenworcel shared a new proposal Wednesday that would make it harder for domestic abuse survivors to be stalked through their cars’ location tracking systems.
    The notice of proposed rulemaking would kick off a process for the FCC to consider how it can use existing authority to create new protections for domestic abuse survivors. It seeks more information on available connected car s
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  • Amazon Just Got Banned From the EU Parliament

    Amazon Just Got Banned From the EU Parliament
    In an interview with WIRED, the politician behind the ban hits out at Amazon for being evasive about working conditions in its warehouses.
  • Attention English majors: now you can add handwritten notes to Google Docs

    Attention English majors: now you can add handwritten notes to Google Docs
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  • Google Maps: A new time-saving feature is finally here

    Google Maps: A new time-saving feature is finally here
    Glanceable Directions are finally hitting Google Maps a year after the Menlo Park-based tech giant announced the feature. The feature will roll out to users on all iOS and Android devices.Google's commitment to upgrading Maps is welcomed as Glanceable Directions is yet another new feature the company has introduced in the past couple of months.SEE ALSO:New Waze safety feature warns users of roads with history of crashes
    What are 'Glanceable Directions'?Announced in February 2023, Glanceable Dire
  • Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile launches worldwide on March 21st

    Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile launches worldwide on March 21st
    Image: Activision Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile is launching worldwide on March 21st, following a limited release over the past year. The free-to-play game will be available on both iOS and Android, with the Verdansk and Rebirth Island maps and shared progression with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III and Call of Duty: Warzone on PC and console.
    The shared progression means you can earn XP mobile, and this will contribute to your player level and battle pass across mobile, PC, and console. There i
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  • Take your pick of Kasa security cameras under $35 and keep your loved ones and valuables safe

    Take your pick of Kasa security cameras under $35 and keep your loved ones and valuables safe
    GET UP TO 35% OFF: As of Feb. 28, you can score a brand-new Kasa security camera for up to 35% off at Amazon. You can buy several indoor and outdoor cameras for under $35 each. Our top picks: Best deal overall Kasa Smart Indoor 1080p HD Pan/Tilt Security Camera (EC70)$24.44 at Amazon (save $5.55) Get DealBest runner-up deal Kasa Smart 2K QHD Indoor-Outdoor Security Camera (KC4105)$33.49 at Amazon (save $11.50 ) Get DealBest budget deal Kasa Smart 1080p HD Security Camera (EC60)$19.99 at Amazon (
  • Tumblr users, here's what to know about Tumblr selling your data to OpenAI and MidJourney

    Tumblr users, here's what to know about Tumblr selling your data to OpenAI and MidJourney
    OpenAI and photo generator Midjourney will soon pay to train their AI models using public Tumblr content, according to internal documents reviewed by the site 404 Media.404 Media has reported that a deal is "imminent" between Tumblr parent company Automattic and the two AI giants but could not specify what types of data would be sold to each company. The deal also reportedly includes the sale of data from Wordpress.com, another Automattic property.Posts detailing how user content is used for AI
  • Emergency Planners Are Having a Moment

    Emergency Planners Are Having a Moment
    Governments, businesses, and even militaries pay for the help of experts to help them prepare for the worst. In a world lurching from disaster to disaster, they're doing so more often.
  • Samsung’s new microSD cards could make on-device AI easier

    Samsung’s new microSD cards could make on-device AI easier
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Samsung says its new, faster microSD cards will help enable on-device AI, allowing people to use more data-heavy AI-related apps.
    In a press release, the company explains it began sampling its 256GB SD Express microSD card and started mass production of the 1TB microSD card. The 256GB SD Express version will be available later this year, while the 1TB UHS-1 microSD will launch in the third quarter of 2024.Samsung says the 256GB SD Express microSD card can
  • Grab a refurbished original Apple Watch Ultra for $72 off

    Grab a refurbished original Apple Watch Ultra for $72 off
    SAVE $72.05: Get a refurbished Apple Watch Ultra on sale for $502.99 at Woot!, which is $70 off its current price. That's a discount of 17%.Opens in a new windowCredit: Woot!Apple Watch Ultra (refurbished)$502.99 at Woot! $575.04Save $72.05Get DealThe Apple Watch Ultra 2 is the best of the best that Apple has to offer in terms of smartwatches. But its exorbitant pricing means it's not exactly accessible to everyone who could benefit from one. If you can't justify a $700+ purchase to track your w
  • RIP to the Apple Car, we hardly knew ye

    RIP to the Apple Car, we hardly knew ye
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In 2017, Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down and confirmed what the global auto industry had long feared: the tech giant was working on a driverless car.“We’re focusing on autonomous systems. And clearly, one purpose of autonomous systems are self-driving cars,” Cook said in an interview with Bloomberg. “And we sort of see it as the mother of all AI projects. It’s probably one of the most difficult AI projects actually to work on and
  • Get the Soundcore Anker Boom speaker for under $75 and prep for backyard season

    Get the Soundcore Anker Boom speaker for under $75 and prep for backyard season
    SAVE 32%: The Soundcore Anker Motion Boom waterproof Bluetooth speaker is just $74.99 at Amazon, marked down from the usual price of $109.99. That's a savings of $35. Opens in a new windowCredit: SoundcoreSoundcore Anker Motion Boom waterproof Bluetooth speaker$74.99 at Amazon $109.99Save $35.00Get DealLong summer nights are returning soon. If you haven't already booked your weekend campsites, it's time to get on that. It's also a great time to make sure you're outfitted with tech that makes the
  • Wendy’s says ‘dynamic’ pricing won’t tack surge pricing onto your nuggets

    Wendy’s says ‘dynamic’ pricing won’t tack surge pricing onto your nuggets
    Photo by Bruce Bennett / Getty Images In response to reports that Wendy’s plan for new digital menu boards that can update throughout the day might increase prices of spicy chicken nuggets and other menu items at busy times, the fast food chain now claims this isn’t the case. Instead, Wendy’s says its “dynamic” pricing model will only result in “discounts and value” during the slowest times of the day — leaving other times of the day with higher st
  • The best luggage deals to shop before you book your spring break getaway

    The best luggage deals to shop before you book your spring break getaway
    LUGGAGE DEALS: Score spring break luggage deals on carry-ons, checked bags, and more. Save big on top brands like Samsonite and SwissGear.Our top picks: Best carry-on luggage deal Samsonite Outline Pro 21-inch Hardside Carry-On Spinner$160 at Macy's with code HOME (save $239.99) Get DealBest checked luggage deal SwissGear Sion Softside Expandable Roller (dark grey)$111.99 at Amazon (save $28) Get DealBest luggage set deal Wrangler 5-Piece Elysium Luggage and Accessories Set$149.99 at Amazon (sav
  • Adobe’s new prototype generative AI tool is the ‘Photoshop’ of music-making and editing

    Adobe’s new prototype generative AI tool is the ‘Photoshop’ of music-making and editing
    Project Music GenAI Control is an “early-stage” prototype tool, so it may be some time before Adobe officially launches it. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Adobe’s latest generative AI experiment aims to help people create and customize music without any professional audio experience. Announced during the Hot Pod Summit in Brooklyn on Wednesday, Project Music GenAI Control is a new prototype tool that allows users to generate music using text prompts and then edit tha
  • Honda’s ‘extended reality’ is a mash-up of VR and motorized wheelchairs

    Honda’s ‘extended reality’ is a mash-up of VR and motorized wheelchairs
    It’s me, living my best life.| Image: Honda Honda announced a new “extended reality” experience that combines virtual reality with personal mobility devices like the automaker’s self-balancing Uni-One wheelchairs. Honda said it will show off its technology at SXSW in Austin, Texas, next month.The aim is to “elevate” the VR experience, which is largely stationary and confined to a single space, by combining it with Honda’s Segway-like Uni-One mobility dev
  • Biden orders crackdown on selling Americans’ personal data abroad

    Biden orders crackdown on selling Americans’ personal data abroad
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge President Joe Biden has issued an executive order authorizing the US attorney general “to prevent the large-scale transfer of Americans’ personal data to countries of concern.” According to the US Department of Justice today, those countries could include China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea.
    The White House says it’s targeting data brokers, which it says collect more personal data than ever before — data that includes things
  • Score a refurbished Dyson Airwrap Complete for $170 off

    Score a refurbished Dyson Airwrap Complete for $170 off
    SAVE 34%: A refurbished Dyson Airwrap Complete (1st gen) is just $329.99 at Dyson, down from the listed MSRP of $499.99 for a new model. That's a savings of $170 or a 34% discount. Opens in a new windowCredit: DysonDyson Airwrap Complete (refurbished, 1st generation)$329.99 at Dyson $499.99Save $170.00Get DealDyson makes some of the best hair styling machines on the market. The brand focuses on offering hair styling options that avoid heat damage and come with great attachments. Unfortunately, t
  • Smart lighting stalwart Lifx reemerges with a new line of outdoor lights

    Smart lighting stalwart Lifx reemerges with a new line of outdoor lights
    Lifx has a new outdoor line of smart lighting that supports Matter. | Image: Lifx If you’ve been around the smart home for a while, you’ll remember Lifx. One of the first smart lighting companies, Lifx was Philips Hue’s main competitor in its heyday, both being known for high-quality products and compatibility with all the major platforms. But over the last few years, the Australian-based company and its Wi-Fi smart bulbs have struggled, almost going out of business in 2022. No
  • Bring the Google Pixel Tablet home for its lowest price ever

    Bring the Google Pixel Tablet home for its lowest price ever
    SAVE $150: As of Feb. 28, the Google Pixel Tablet (256GB) is on sale at Best Buy for $449, which is 29% off its normal price of $599. This is the lowest price we've seen so far.Opens in a new windowCredit: Best BuyGoogle Pixel Tablet (256GB)$449.00 at Best Buy $599.00Save $150.00Get DealLooking to pick up a new tablet? Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft have excellent options to choose from, but if you're looking for something a little different, you might be interested in a Google Pixel tablet. This
  • Dictators Used Sandvine Tech to Censor the Internet. The US Finally Did Something About It

    Dictators Used Sandvine Tech to Censor the Internet. The US Finally Did Something About It
    Canada-based Sandvine has long sold its web-monitoring tech to authoritarian regimes. This week, the US sanctioned the company, severely limiting its ability to do business with American firms.
  • Akihabara still shows off Japan’s love for physical media

    Akihabara still shows off Japan’s love for physical media
    The nerd haven isn’t what it once was, but its importance is arguably greater than ever.Continue reading…
  • Book Delta's special solar eclipse flight before it sells out

    Book Delta's special solar eclipse flight before it sells out
    BOOK FOR UNDER $1,000: Delta Air Lines added an additional flight on April 8 that follows the solar eclipse path of totality. Seats on Delta flight 1010 from Dallas-Fort Worth to Detroit are still available for as low as $979.Opens in a new windowCredit: DeltaDelta flight 1010 on April 8 (DFW to DTW) at DeltaGet DealThe U.S. is in for a special show on April 8 this year. A rare total solar eclipse will pass over Mexico and into Texas before heading northeast over Arkansas, Illinois, and Indiana,
  • Nemo Mayfly Osmo Review: A Lightweight 2-Person Backpacking Tent

    Nemo Mayfly Osmo Review: A Lightweight 2-Person Backpacking Tent
    Nemo’s latest backpacking tent is lightweight, compact, and cleverly designed to maximize living space on the trail.
  • From Eliza to ChatGPT: why people spent 60 years building chatbots

    From Eliza to ChatGPT: why people spent 60 years building chatbots
    People have been trying to talk to computers for almost as long as they’ve been building computers. For decades, many in tech have been convinced that this was the trick: if we could figure out a way to talk to our computers the way we talk to other people, and for computers to talk back the same way, it would make those computers easier to understand and operate, more accessible to everyone, and just more fun to use.
    ChatGPT and the current revolution in AI chatbots is really only the la
  • The case for 4K Blu-ray in a world of streaming

    The case for 4K Blu-ray in a world of streaming
    Cath Virginia / The Verge | Photos from Getty Images With Christopher Nolan praising the benefits of 4K Blu-ray, is now the time to revisit physical media?Continue reading…
  • 'The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin' review: As wickedly fun as its title

    'The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin' review: As wickedly fun as its title
    "Stand and deliver! Please?"If you've come here for a historical account of the adventures of England's notorious 18th century highwayman, you should have read the label. Apple TV+'s rambunctious comedy series The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin is exactly that, complete fabrication, with comedian Noel Fielding jumping into the powerful purple shoes of the titular anti-hero who, to our knowledge, never wore such flamboyant footwear (his loss). A knowingly revisionist history in ever
  • The White House is cracking down on brokers selling your data to China and Russia

    The White House is cracking down on brokers selling your data to China and Russia
    The White House is looking to cut off foreign adversaries from the flow of Americans' personal data.On Wednesday, the Biden Administration announced an executive order to protect Americans from foreign actors exploiting their personal data. The executive order "authorizes the Attorney General to prevent the large-scale transfer of Americans’ personal data to countries of concern. The countries of concern are China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, and Venezuela. The executive order is specifical
  • This DIY AirPods Max mod means you can stop waiting for a USB-C upgrade

    This DIY AirPods Max mod means you can stop waiting for a USB-C upgrade
    Image: Ken Pillonel via YouTube For AirPod Max owners, engineer Ken Pillonel has beaten Apple to the punch by swapping the four-year-old headphones from a Lightning port to USB-C. In a new video posted to YouTube, Pillonel shows how to install his custom printed circuit board (PCB) with USB-C support without drilling any new holes, as well as how he designed it to fit comfortably inside the headset.He’s made the board available for purchase on his website for around $45, along with detaile
  • 'I Saw the TV Glow' trailer teases two friends haunted by a forgotten childhood show

    'I Saw the TV Glow' trailer teases two friends haunted by a forgotten childhood show
    Anyone who grew up watching Goosebumps or Are You Afraid of the Dark? will remember the eerie hold TV shows can have on you as a kid, but I Saw The TV Glow takes this concept to a whole other level.In the trailer above for Jane Schoenbrun's A24 horror, two childhood friends Owen (Justice Smith) and Maddy (Brigette Lundy-Paine) struggle with their shared obsession for a TV show that may be more than just a TV show, The Pink Opaque."While it's likely to be divisive given its esoteric nature, I Saw
  • Amazon Echo Hub Review: Bare-Bones Smart Display

    Amazon Echo Hub Review: Bare-Bones Smart Display
    The Hub takes the best features from the Show and cuts the clutter, putting smart-home control and widgets at the forefront.
  • What a bunch of A-list celebs taught me about how to use my phone

    What a bunch of A-list celebs taught me about how to use my phone
    If Justin Bieber can figure out how to leave his phone behind, so can I. | Photo by Bellocqimages / Bauer-Griffin / GC Images It was, of all people, Justin Bieber who first opened my eyes to a new way of thinking about my phone. See, Bieber isn’t into phones. He ditched his a while back and became an iPad guy. According to a 2021 Billboard article, he wakes up in the morning, grabs his tablet, and checks in with his management to see what’s going on for the day. The idea was to &ldqu
  • Google Podcasts Is Going Away. Here's How to Transfer Your Subscriptions

    Google Podcasts Is Going Away. Here's How to Transfer Your Subscriptions
    Google’s Podcasts app is the latest addition to the company’s software graveyard. YouTube Music will replace it, and users have until July to migrate their shows.
  • How to watch IPL 2024 for free from anywhere in the world

    How to watch IPL 2024 for free from anywhere in the world
    TL;DR: JioCinema is offering free live streams of every IPL cricket match this season. Access this free streaming platform from anywhere in the world with ExpressVPN.Cricket is such a divisive sport. Some dedicated followers of all sorts of sports simply understand the appeal. And then there are the cricket fanatics, who follow every form of the game with a passion that's unmatched. The IPL might represent a sweet spot for both camps. It's got all the top players in one place, competing in a fas
  • 'Drive-Away Dolls' cast on working with Pedro Pascal's 'head'

    'Drive-Away Dolls' cast on working with Pedro Pascal's 'head'
    Mashable film editor Kristy Puchko sits down with the cast of Drive-Away Dolls to discuss the film's most exciting moments on set as well as what it was like to work with Pedro Pascal's decapitated head.
  • Wendy's is trying out dynamic pricing. It's not as Uber as it sounds.

    Wendy's is trying out dynamic pricing. It's not as Uber as it sounds.
    UPDATE: Feb. 28, 2024, 11:39 a.m. GMT. Wendy's has since clarified in a statement to Mashable that it "will not implement surge pricing." Rather, it may experiment with variable pricing strictly to lower prices when their restaurants are quieter."We have no plans to [raise prices when demand is highest] and would not raise prices when our customers are visiting us most," Wendy's wrote in a new blog post on Tuesday. "Digital menuboards could allow us to change the menu offerings at different time
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 renders appear ahead of rumored July Unpacked

    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 renders appear ahead of rumored July Unpacked
    Say goodbye to the rounded-corners that featured on previous Galaxy Z Fold devices. | Image: Onleaks / Smartprix Samsung’s incoming Galaxy Z Fold 6 smartphone appears to have leaked in unofficial renders published on Wednesday by SmartPrix and OnLeaks, giving us our first look at the company’s latest flagship foldable. The images show a much boxier design that’s more in keeping with the recently launched Galaxy S24 Ultra, with squared edges in place of the softer, rounded ones
  • The best VPN routers for securing all your devices

    The best VPN routers for securing all your devices
    The VPN — virtual private network — used to have a bit of a dodgy reputation. It was once considered a means for conducting nefarious activities online. These days it just makes sense for everyone to have an extra layer of security when browsing online. Especially when doing things like checking your internet banking.Without a VPN, your data is effectively open to anyone because it's not encrypted. While most people don't have to worry too much about being spied on, it's still an unn
  • Inside the deep, dark world of influencer gossip forums

    Inside the deep, dark world of influencer gossip forums
    The lives of influencers can be transfixing. For some, influencers' content can be informative and aspirational, but for others, it can be jarring, envy-inducing, and stir up questions about the creators' source of wealth. The ire towards some influencers is so strong that there's an entire site known as Tattle Life, which is populated by thousands of anonymous users and dedicated to expressing disdain towards specific influencers. Celebrity gossip is seen as something of a noughties phenomenon,
  • The Vision Pro isn’t destroying your eyes, but maybe get some eye drops

    The Vision Pro isn’t destroying your eyes, but maybe get some eye drops
    The 20-20-20 rule and some eye drops can help if you’re feeling eye strain. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge We’ve all heard that screens aren’t good for your eyes. So it might not be too surprising to hear that many Vision Pro users have complained about eye strain. (After all, the headset does use two 4K screens, one in front of each eyeball.) However, these are common complaints from overall VR usage and experts say it isn’t something to freak out over.
    “Despi
  • The Disney Imagineer Building You a Real-Life Holodeck

    The Disney Imagineer Building You a Real-Life Holodeck
    If you’ve ever seen a lightsaber at a Disney park or marveled at BB-8, you’ve seen Lanny Smoot’s work. Now, the man with over 100 patents wants you to be able to walk in VR.
  • Meet the Disney Imagineer Building You a Real-Life Holodeck

    Meet the Disney Imagineer Building You a Real-Life Holodeck
    If you’ve ever seen a lightsaber at a Disney park or marveled at BB-8, you’ve seen Lanny Smoot’s work. Now, the man with over 100 patents wants you to be able to walk in VR.
  • RIP Apple Car. This Is Why It Died

    RIP Apple Car. This Is Why It Died
    Any tech company moving into the auto space needs a manufacturing partner. But the Apple's EV died as it lived: alone.
  • How Disney teamed with Kugali on 'Iwájú' to bring sci-fi Nigeria to life

    How Disney teamed with Kugali on 'Iwájú' to bring sci-fi Nigeria to life
    Disney's latest animated series, Iwájú, introduces young Tola (voiced by Simisola Gbadamosi), an endearing Nigerian heiress whose insatiable curiosity propels her on a thrilling adventure across a futuristic Lagos. At first glance, Iwájú appears standard Disney fare, complete with vibrant animation, timeless good-versus-evil motifs, and even an adorable animal sidekick. What sets the series apart is the unprecedented collaboration between Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • NYT's The Mini crossword answers for February 28

    NYT's The Mini crossword answers for February 28
    The Mini is a bite-sized version of The New York Times' revered daily crossword. While the crossword is a lengthier experience that requires both knowledge and patience to complete, The Mini is an entirely different vibe.With only a handful of clues to answer, the daily puzzle doubles as a speed-running test for many who play it.So, when a tricky clue disrupts a player's flow, it can be frustrating! If you find yourself stumped playing The Mini — much like with Wordle and Connections &mdas
  • AI isn't your boss. It isn't a worker. It's a tool.

    AI isn't your boss. It isn't a worker. It's a tool.
    Fittingly, the CEO of a startup that hopes to take over the AI world appears on screen with what appears to be a robotic limb. "I've got this piece of metal in me now," Dmitry Shapiro says of the high-tech brace. "It's kind of cool, like a cyborg arm." He ruptured his bicep while helping his family evacuate during floods in San Diego, all of which sounds kind of cool, too. Then Shapiro, 54, admits the cause: Picking up a box in the garage. As he and his wife discovered doing research afterw
  • Eerie 'The Watchers' teaser shows a woman held captive by unseen creatures

    Eerie 'The Watchers' teaser shows a woman held captive by unseen creatures
    A hidden section of forest, a bunker with a two-way mirror, and some unseen nocturnal creatures are the building blocks for The Watchers, a new horror and the first feature from writer/director Ishana Shyamalan.In the teaser above we see Mina (Dakota Fanning) coming to terms with her strange new reality: Imprisoned in a bunker in a remote section of the forest alongside some strangers, she's essentially living in a human zoo. Every night, mysterious creatures emerge from the trees and watch her