Day: July 3, 2021

  • Watch the first trailer for the Star Wars: Visions anime anthology

    Watch the first trailer for the Star Wars: Visions anime anthology

    At an Anime Expo Lite panel, LucasFilm revealed the very first look at Star Wars: Visions, an upcoming anthology of short anime films set in a galaxy far, far away. The sneak peek featured a huge range of visual styles and ideas, with shorts that featured, among many other things, a rock opera, a chibi […]

  • Images show that first-generation Apple Watch would have a ceramic model

    Images show that first-generation Apple Watch would have a ceramic model

    The Apple Watch was announced in September 2014 and hit stores a few months later in April 2015. The first generation was available in aluminum, stainless steel and 18-karat gold cases, but it seems that Apple already had other materials in mind at that time. A new Apple Watch prototype shows that the company was […]

  • Some accused in Capitol riot reportedly tried to scrub info from their phones and social media

    Some accused in Capitol riot reportedly tried to scrub info from their phones and social media

    Trump supporters stand on the U.S. Capitol Police armored vehicle as others take over the steps of the Capitol on January 6th. | Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Some 49 people accused of taking part in the January 6th riot at the US Capitol building have tried to erase images, videos, […]

  • Dutch court rejects Facebook’s bid to have privacy lawsuit in the Netherlands dismissed

    Dutch court rejects Facebook’s bid to have privacy lawsuit in the Netherlands dismissed

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A court in Amsterdam ruled that privacy litigation against Facebook in the Netherlands can proceed, rejecting the social network’s bid to have the lawsuit from two non-profit groups thrown out. As TechCrunch reported, the Amsterdam-based Data Privacy Foundation and Dutch consumer advocacy organization Consumentenbond are suing Facebook on […]

  • How to find the documents behind big legal cases

    How to find the documents behind big legal cases

    Earlier this year, I spent a month covering the trial for a dispute between Apple and Epic. The case was one of the biggest antitrust suits in recent memory, and it brought to light revelations about both companies and the larger tech industry, often in the form of legal filings. I (and other reporters) try […]

  • Bird plans a pilot program for electric wheelchair and mobility scooter rentals in NYC this summer

    Bird plans a pilot program for electric wheelchair and mobility scooter rentals in NYC this summer

    Bird is piloting a mobility scooter rental program in New York City | Bird Scooter company Bird is partnering with mobility vehicle company Scootaround on a pilot program that will test accessible electric vehicle rentals in New York City this summer, the companies announced. A new button in Bird’s main app will let people with […]

  • The Verge’s favorite summer gear for 2021

    The Verge’s favorite summer gear for 2021

    Photo: Wise Owl Outfitters After over a year of indoor living, people are finally able to go out and enjoy the outdoors: beaches, sports, hiking, camping, bird-watching, bicycling, picnics… you name it. We asked some of our colleagues from The Verge what they were planning to take with them in their outdoor escapes. Here are […]

  • The great sleep divide

    The great sleep divide

    Enlarge (credit: C.J. Burton / Getty Images) Remember the line from that old folk song? If living were a thing that money could buy You know the rich would live and the poor would die. Read 30 remaining paragraphs | Comments

  • Wimbledon: The tech behind the world’s top tennis tournament

    Wimbledon: The tech behind the world’s top tennis tournament

    The first of Wimbledon’s tech bunkers, operated by IBM. This is the data ingestion room. For more data on the IBM tech bunker, read our story from a couple of years ago. [credit: Sebastian Anthony ] The Championships at Wimbledon, which consumes some 28 tons of strawberries, 10,000 litres of cream, and 320,000 glasses of Pimm’s […]

  • Elon Musk’s Boring Company pitches underground transit loop to Fort Lauderdale

    Elon Musk’s Boring Company pitches underground transit loop to Fort Lauderdale

    Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s tunneling venture, pitched an underground transit system to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the town’s mayor said in a tweet. It’s the latest city to become transfixed by Musk’s quixotic “Tesla in a tunnel” concept. It’s not a done deal, but Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis called […]

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