Day: May 21, 2021

  • Apple’s excuse for no AirTag in Siri Remote: it’s too thick to easily lose in your couch

    Apple’s excuse for no AirTag in Siri Remote: it’s too thick to easily lose in your couch

    Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge We have poked a considerable amount of fun at the Apple TV’s Siri Remote over the years, and we’re pleased to say it’s finally fixed — except for the headsmacking decision not to stick the company’s AirTag UWB locator technology into one of the few gadgets absolutely, positively […]

  • A 20-year-old Xbox Easter egg has been revealed, and there may still be more

    A 20-year-old Xbox Easter egg has been revealed, and there may still be more

    Image: Kotaku Kotaku has revealed an Easter egg that’s been hidden on the original Xbox for almost twenty years, after a developer who worked on the console sent in a tip. The Easter egg, which has apparently remained secret until now, can show you the Xbox Dashboard Team’s names after you follow a byzantine set […]

  • What’s the best student laptop? We asked students

    What’s the best student laptop? We asked students

    The Dell XPS 13 is one of the best laptops for high school and college students. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Shopping for a laptop can be stressful — doubly stressful if you or your children will be learning online for the first time. Kids of different ages have a range […]

  • Tim Cook faces harsh questions about the App Store from judge in Fortnite trial

    Tim Cook faces harsh questions about the App Store from judge in Fortnite trial

    Tim Cook is seen through a window of the federal courthouse in San Francisco | Photo by Philip Pacheco/Getty Images Apple called CEO Tim Cook to conclude three weeks of testimony in Epic v. Apple — and with the end of the trial approaching, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers engaged Cook in a surprisingly tense exchange […]

  • I do not understand this chair

    I do not understand this chair

    Image: Penn Executive Chairs It started with a tweet from Roadshow editor-in-chief Tim Stevens. A picture of a chair that seemed to effortlessly skim the line between office chair, La-Z-Boy recliner, and Victorian throne. An utter affront to design, taste, and style. This chair: Stumbled across this chair online today. I find its middle-management, aspirational […]

  • HBO’s Pause with Sam Jay turns the stuffy late-night talk show into a party

    HBO’s Pause with Sam Jay turns the stuffy late-night talk show into a party

    Photo: HBO / WarnerMedia There’s a quality that some long-running chat podcasts have that can feel like a brick wall for new listeners. Existing relationships, in-jokes, and context that friends and co-hosts have are additional barriers to feeling like you’re a part of the conversation. The casual hangout and chat format is tantalizing for its […]

  • Citizen, the vigilante justice app, has a plan to deploy private security forces, too

    Citizen, the vigilante justice app, has a plan to deploy private security forces, too

    This morning, The Verge published a story about how Citizen — an app that appears to encourage vigilante justice — encouraged its users to hunt down the wrong person and presumably bring them to justice, in the mistaken assumption that person had started the 1,158-acre Palisades wildfire in Los Angeles last week. The company offered […]

  • How to create an Instagram carousel

    How to create an Instagram carousel

    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Whenever we use an app continuously, any change to the UI of that app can cause stress — and during these stressful times, who needs more? For example, in a recent update, Instagram tweaked the way it asks its users to create carousels (groups of up to […]

  • Twitch launches a dedicated ‘hot tubs’ category after advertiser pushback

    Twitch launches a dedicated ‘hot tubs’ category after advertiser pushback

    A screenshot of Twitch’s new hot tubs category. Twitch is launching a dedicated category for hot tub streams after claiming that it has received pushback from advertisers and viewers about how the trend has taken over the platform. The new “Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches” category is meant to let creators stream what they want, […]

  • New research shows how many important links on the web get lost to time

    New research shows how many important links on the web get lost to time

    Illustration by William Joel / The Verge A quarter of the deep links in The New York Times’ articles are now rotten, leading to completely inaccessible pages, according to a team of researchers from Harvard Law School, who worked with the Times’ digital team. They found that this problem affected over half of the articles […]

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