Day: May 22, 2021

  • Aerion Supersonic, which planned to make silent, fast business jets, is shutting down

    Aerion Supersonic, which planned to make silent, fast business jets, is shutting down

    Flying off into the sunset | Aerion Aerion Supersonic, which had plans to build silent business jets that would travel twice as fast as most commercial airplanes, is shutting down operations. First reported by Florida Today, Aerion, which had backing from Boeing, said it was unable to raise the money to build its AS2 supersonic […]

  • Chinese startup Pony.ai gets approval to test driverless vehicles in California

    Chinese startup Pony.ai gets approval to test driverless vehicles in California

    Getty Images Chinese autonomous vehicle startup Pony.ai has received a permit from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles to test its driverless cars without human safety drivers behind the wheel on specified streets in three cities. Pony has been authorized to test autonomous vehicles with safety drivers in California since 2017, but the new permit will […]

  • Tim Cook’s Fortnite trial testimony was unexpectedly revealing

    Tim Cook’s Fortnite trial testimony was unexpectedly revealing

    The Epic v. Apple trial was bookended by Tims. Epic Games called its CEO Tim Sweeney as the first witness nearly three weeks ago. Yesterday, Apple called Tim Cook as the last to take the stand, before both sides make their final case to a judge on Monday. Cook was supposed to bring home Apple’s […]

  • Apple says HomePod and HomePod Mini will support lossless audio after future update

    Apple says HomePod and HomePod Mini will support lossless audio after future update

    Photo by James Bareham / The Verge In a new support document on its website, Apple dives a little deeper into the details around the upcoming launch of lossless audio on Apple Music. Apple now says that both the HomePod and HomePod Mini will support lossless audio after a future software update. That’ll be good […]

  • Virgin Galactic spaceplane VSS Unity completes successful flight

    Virgin Galactic spaceplane VSS Unity completes successful flight

    Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity gliding home during a previous test flight | Image: Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic completed its first successful space flight in more than two years on Saturday, with its crewed VSS Unity spacecraft carried to an altitude of more than 44,000 feet before gliding safely back to Earth. Virgin’s VMS Eve carrier […]

  • Start your Saturday with these wallet-friendly tech deals

    Start your Saturday with these wallet-friendly tech deals

    The Tile Mate features excellent Bluetooth range and, unlike AirTags, Android compatibility. | Image: Tile At The Verge, we strive to bring you the best deals we can find — after all, not everyone has the time to comb through endless product listings and retailer pages. The past week has seen some good buys, including […]

  • Home Sick Pilots is a haunted house story with a punk rock edge

    Home Sick Pilots is a haunted house story with a punk rock edge

    Comics have never been bigger: with Marvel TV shows, DC movies, and indie adaptations growing by the day, comic books have never been more prominent in pop culture. This biweekly Verge column recommends comic series new and old, whether you’re a longtime fan or a newcomer. Haunted house stories are usually pretty dreary. It helps […]

  • The League of Legends 2021 World Championship will be in Shenzhen, China

    The League of Legends 2021 World Championship will be in Shenzhen, China

    Riot Games The 2021 League of Legends World Championship will be held in Shenzhen, China, Riot Games announced late Friday. The Worlds Final will be at the Universiade Sports Centre, a 60,000 capacity stadium that’s home to the Shenzhen FC football (soccer) club, on November 6th. “We’re extremely excited to push the boundaries of entertainment […]

  • ‘Transgender’ will be among more than 350 new tags Twitch is adding next week

    ‘Transgender’ will be among more than 350 new tags Twitch is adding next week

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Starting next week, streaming platform Twitch will add more than 350 new community tags to its platform related to gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ability, and mental health, the company said in a new blog post. The list of tags will include transgender, Black, disabled, veteran, and Vtuber, […]

  • Time, money, and the new vaccination push

    Time, money, and the new vaccination push

    A woman at a vaccination site in Florida. The site in Immokalee, FL was set up to reach seasonal farmworkers, and other people who might not have as much access to traditional vaccination efforts. | Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images In the US, COVID-19 vaccines are free, but it turns out that money is still […]

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