Day: June 2, 2021

  • Samsung announces Snapdragon-powered Galaxy Book Go laptops from $349

    Samsung announces Snapdragon-powered Galaxy Book Go laptops from $349

    Samsung has announced two new Windows laptops running Arm-based processors. The Galaxy Book Go and Galaxy Book Go 5G both use Snapdragon chips from Qualcomm rather than Samsung’s own Exynos designs. The Galaxy Book Go is an entry-level model that starts at $349. It has the updated Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 processor that Qualcomm announced […]

  • FBI names REvil as the group behind meat supplier cyberattack

    FBI names REvil as the group behind meat supplier cyberattack

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The FBI has said that cybercriminal group REvil (also known as Sodinokibi) was behind the recent attack on meat supplier JBS (via The Record). This follows a statement from White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, which indicated that the attack likely came from a Russian-based organization. REvil […]

  • Your next laptop may come with a cryptominer, courtesy of Norton

    Your next laptop may come with a cryptominer, courtesy of Norton

    Image: Norton Ethereum mining is coming to perhaps an unexpected place: Norton 360, the antivirus software that many readers will know from setting up new computers for their parents (via BleepingComputer). In its press release, Norton claims its brand is a perfect fit: people looking to mine crypto won’t have to dig through the dark, […]

  • For Apple TV Plus to succeed, it has to be everywhere — even Android TV

    For Apple TV Plus to succeed, it has to be everywhere — even Android TV

    The Apple TV Plus logo. | Image: Apple This week, Apple brought its Apple TV app to many new Android TV devices — not just the Nvidia Shield. And Apple was smart to widen that support — the expiration date for free trials of Apple TV Plus is swiftly approaching, with many customers about to […]

  • NASA will send two missions to Venus for the first time in over 30 years

    NASA will send two missions to Venus for the first time in over 30 years

    The agency has picked two new robotic missions to explore the hot hell-world of Venus, Earth’s neighbor and the second planet from the Sun, administrator Bill Nelson announced on Wednesday. The two missions, DAVINCI+ and VERITAS, were among four competing proposals under the latest round of NASA’s Discovery Program, which manages smaller planetary exploration missions […]

  • Apple asks staff to return to office three days a week starting in early September

    Apple asks staff to return to office three days a week starting in early September

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple employees are being asked to return to the office three days a week starting in early September. Tim Cook sent out an email Wednesday informing staff of the change. “For all that we’ve been able to achieve while many of us have been separated, the truth is […]

  • Cuomo accuser: 'He's like Darth Vader, he scares everyone'

    Cuomo accuser: 'He's like Darth Vader, he scares everyone'

    Lindsey Boylan, the first woman to accuse New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) of sexual harassment, called him an “abusive man” and compared him to “Darth Vader” in an interview on Hill.TV’s “Rising.”Boylan told hosts Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky…

  • You probably shouldn’t eat cicadas if you’re allergic to shellfish

    You probably shouldn’t eat cicadas if you’re allergic to shellfish

    Magicicada periodical cicadas, members of Brood X, cluster on a plant at Fairland Recreational Park June 01, 2021 in Burtonsville, Maryland. | Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Brood X is back and ready for action. After a 17 year nap, the cicadas of the Eastern US have emerged to scream, mate, and perhaps pick up […]

  • If you play Fortnite right now, you might get abducted by aliens

    If you play Fortnite right now, you might get abducted by aliens

    A promotional image for Fortnite’s next season. If you hop into a game of Fortnite right now, you might get teleported across the map by a mysterious laser beam that appears out of the sky. Yes, seriously. Watch it happen in this video from streamer Ali “SypherPK” Hassan, which I’ve also embedded below at the […]

  • Amazon’s newest euphemism for overworked employees is ‘industrial athlete’

    Amazon’s newest euphemism for overworked employees is ‘industrial athlete’

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon tells its warehouse employees to think of themselves not as overworked cogs in an enormous, soul-crushing machine, but as “industrial athletes,” and to prepare their bodies for that experience like someone training for a sporting event, according to a pamphlet obtained by Motherboard. The comparison is a […]

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