Day: May 19, 2021

  • AT&T’s Discovery deal is about taking on Disney Plus

    AT&T’s Discovery deal is about taking on Disney Plus

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Early Monday morning, AT&T announced a sudden change in direction: it reached an agreement to spin off WarnerMedia — the conglomerate of Warner Bros., HBO, CNN, DC Comics, and more — into a new company to be merged with Discovery. While Discovery’s roster of the Cooking Channel, Travel […]

  • HBO Max is getting new animated Batman and Superman shows

    HBO Max is getting new animated Batman and Superman shows

    HBO Max is getting a pair of new animated DC shows: Batman: The Caped Crusader and My Adventures with Superman, WarnerMedia announced today. The two shows appear pretty different in tone. The Caped Crusader, coming from a team that includes J.J. Abrams, Matt Reeves (the director of the upcoming The Batman), and Bruce Timm (one […]

  • 11 things we know about the new smartwatch OS from Google and Samsung — and some we don’t

    11 things we know about the new smartwatch OS from Google and Samsung — and some we don’t

    Yesterday brought the momentous news that Google and Samsung will merge together their Wear OS and Tizen-based smartwatch platforms into a single operating system. The new software is currently being referred to as Wear, but that name could change as we get closer to the first devices that will ship with it. The unified platform […]

  • Here’s Anker’s apology after 712 Eufy customers had camera feeds exposed to strangers

    Here’s Anker’s apology after 712 Eufy customers had camera feeds exposed to strangers

    Image: Anker/Eufy Eufy has put out a statement apologizing for a glitch that occurred two days ago, allowing some Eufy home security camera users to see video from other users’ homes. The statement explains that it happened during a software update, but the company claims it only affected a small number of users: just 712 […]

  • You can get a PS5 at GameStop right now

    You can get a PS5 at GameStop right now

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Update May 19th, 2021 1:09 PM ET: GameStop is now out of stock of the PS5 Digital Edition bundle. GameStop has released some precious stock of the PS5 consoles, both for the $499.99 disc-based version and the disc-less model that costs $100 less. However, it’s offering them in […]

  • The level of Mac malware is not acceptable, says Apple’s Craig Federighi at Epic trial

    The level of Mac malware is not acceptable, says Apple’s Craig Federighi at Epic trial

    The antitrust case between Apple and Epic continued today, and it brought Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, to the stand. Federighi’s mission was pretty clear from the outset: to extol the security benefits that come with iOS’s walled-off ecosystem and warn of the dangers that would come with breaking the App […]

  • Apple announces a slew of accessibility updates

    Apple announces a slew of accessibility updates

    Apple Watch with the Assistive Touch cursor. | Image: Apple Apple announced a variety of new and updated features for people with disabilities today. Beginning May 20th, customers can use the new SignTime sign language interpreter service to contact AppleCare and retail customer care through their web browsers. Software updates later this year to iOS, […]

  • Briahna Joy Gray: Pentagon's reported plans for monitoring personnel's social media is 'warrantless surveillance'

    Briahna Joy Gray: Pentagon's reported plans for monitoring personnel's social media is 'warrantless surveillance'

    Briahna Joy Gray, former national press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential campaign, expressed concern Wednesday at reports, vehemently denied by the Pentagon, that it plans to launch a new pilot program for screening…

  • Microsoft is finally retiring Internet Explorer in 2022

    Microsoft is finally retiring Internet Explorer in 2022

    Microsoft is finally retiring Internet Explorer next year, after more than 25 years. The aging web browser has largely been unused by most consumers for years, but Microsoft is putting the final nail in the Internet Explorer coffin on June 15th, 2022, by retiring it in favor of Microsoft Edge. “We are announcing that the […]

  • HBO Max launching ad-supported tier for $9.99 a month in June

    HBO Max launching ad-supported tier for $9.99 a month in June

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge HBO Max will launch an ad-supported tier in June for $9.99 per month, offering a cheaper option than the full $14.99-per-month ad-free subscription. The news was announced during a WarnerMedia presentation for advertisers today. The price and launch date were rumored last month. The streaming service, which has […]

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