Day: June 26, 2021

  • A look back at the evolution of iPhone hardware with GRID frames [Gallery]

    A look back at the evolution of iPhone hardware with GRID frames [Gallery]

    It has been 14 years since the first iPhone was introduced by Steve Jobs, and a lot has changed since then. Each generation of the iPhone has brought unique advances that are sometimes hard to notice, but that have made a difference when we look back at the past. And that’s what I did with […]

  • FCC filing shows Verizon has built a smart display powered by Amazon’s Alexa

    FCC filing shows Verizon has built a smart display powered by Amazon’s Alexa

    An image of a smart display device from a patent application Verizon filed with the FCC | FCC According to a Friday filing with the Federal Communications Commission (first discovered by Protocol), Verizon is preparing to launch a smart display device based on the Alexa voice assistant. The FCC filing shows a basic-looking device that […]

  • Volkswagen plans to stop selling combustion engine vehicles in Europe by 2035

    Volkswagen plans to stop selling combustion engine vehicles in Europe by 2035

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Volkswagen plans to stop selling combustion engines in Europe by 2035, a board member told German newspaper Muenchner Merkur (via Reuters). Klaus Zellmer, Volkswagen’s board member for sales, told the newspaper that the company would “exit the business with internal combustion engine cars in Europe between 2033 and […]

  • Johnson & Johnson settles opioid case with New York for $230 million

    Johnson & Johnson settles opioid case with New York for $230 million

    Photo Illustration by Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson will pay $230 million to settle an opioid lawsuit with the state of New York, the state’s attorney general said Saturday. According to a release from New York AG Letitia James, Johnson & Johnson “has committed to ending the manufacture and […]

  • SolarWinds hackers breach new victims, including a Microsoft support agent

    SolarWinds hackers breach new victims, including a Microsoft support agent

    Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) The nation-state hackers who orchestrated the SolarWinds supply chain attack compromised a Microsoft worker’s computer and used the access to launch targeted attacks against company customers, Microsoft said in a terse statement published late on a Friday afternoon. The hacking group also compromised three entities using password-spraying and brute-force techniques, which […]

  • Start your weekend off right with eBay’s early Independence Day deals

    Start your weekend off right with eBay’s early Independence Day deals

    The Bose 700 offer some of the best noise cancellation you can get, especially for shy of $250. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Prime Day is officially behind us — well, sort of. The annual two-day shopping blitz saw an abundance of terrific discounts, from noise-canceling headphones to brilliant OLED TVs, […]

  • Dune release date has been delayed yet again

    Dune release date has been delayed yet again

    WarnerBros Denis Villeneuve’s Dune was among the big 2020 movies that saw its release date delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. After being moved to October 1st, Dune’s release has been pushed back yet again, this time to October 22nd, Variety reports. The move was one of several releases Warner Bros. rescheduled, with the Clint […]

  • Telegram adds group video calling at last

    Telegram adds group video calling at last

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Messaging chat app Telegram has added group video chat to its mobile and desktop apps at last, something it promised was coming back in April 2020. Voice chats in any group on the platform can be turned into video calls by tapping the camera icon to turn on […]

  • Telegram for iOS updated with group video calls, screen sharing, animated backgrounds, more

    Telegram for iOS updated with group video calls, screen sharing, animated backgrounds, more

    Telegram for iOS received a major update this week. After months of teasing and testing, Group Video Calls is finally available to all users and on all devices, including tablets and desktops more… The post Telegram for iOS updated with group video calls, screen sharing, animated backgrounds, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

  • All the major players spent time in the Denisovan cave

    All the major players spent time in the Denisovan cave

    Enlarge / Neanderthals and Denisovans probably enjoyed the view from Denisova cave, too. (credit: flickr user: loronet) At various points in the last 300,000 years, Denisova Cave has sheltered three different species of hominins. But with fossils from only eight individuals—four Denisovans, three Neanderthals, and the daughter of a Neanderthal/Denisovan pairing—it’s hard to tell a […]

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