Day: July 14, 2021

  • Amazon adds AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to two Fire TV Edition TVs

    Amazon adds AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to two Fire TV Edition TVs

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is adding support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to two of its Fire TV Edition TVs in a free update, the company announced on Wednesday. Both the 2020 Toshiba 4K UHD Smart Fire TV with Dolby Vision and the 2020 Insignia 4K UHD Smart TV will receive […]

  • Zero-day exploit allowed SolarWinds hackers to extract login information from iOS devices

    Zero-day exploit allowed SolarWinds hackers to extract login information from iOS devices

    While Apple constantly works to improve the security of its devices, hackers are always looking for new ways to crack the security systems found in the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other devices. Earlier this year, an exploit found in Apple’s WebKit (which is the Safari engine) allowed hackers to extract login information from iOS devices. […]

  • Netflix will start publishing video games, has hired former EA exec

    Netflix will start publishing video games, has hired former EA exec

    Enlarge / Netflix as a gaming publisher: We know it’s happening. But we have many, many questions as to what shape its service will take. (credit: Getty Images | Aurich Lawson) Netflix’s growing fascination with video games will soon explode in the form of a full-fledged game-publishing arm. While Netflix has yet to post its […]

  • Unvaccinated health workers are “unethical and appalling”—experts want mandates

    Unvaccinated health workers are “unethical and appalling”—experts want mandates

    Enlarge / A person gets a sticker after getting a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. (credit: Getty | Joe Raedle) Leading public health organizations and a growing number of independent health experts are coming together to push health care facilities to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for all health care workers. Some experts say such mandates are overdue […]

  • Microsoft attributes new SolarWinds attack to a Chinese hacker group

    Microsoft attributes new SolarWinds attack to a Chinese hacker group

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) reported on Tuesday that SolarWinds software was attacked with a zero-day exploit by a group of hackers it calls “DEV-0322.” The hackers were focused on SolarWinds’ Serv-U FTP software, with the presumed goal of accessing the company’s clients in the US defense industry. […]

  • Netflix snags former EA, Oculus exec to lead its video game efforts

    Netflix snags former EA, Oculus exec to lead its video game efforts

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A report this spring from The Information said that Netflix was seeking an executive to lead its push into gaming, with an eye toward offering an Apple Arcade or Xbox Game Pass-like subscription bundle. Now, as first reported by Bloomberg, the streaming company has hired Mike Verdu as […]

  • Netflix working on its own gaming platform — which may never be available on the App Store

    Netflix working on its own gaming platform — which may never be available on the App Store

    As companies have been investing in new solutions for game subscription services, it seems that Netflix will soon join this club. According to a new report from Bloomberg, the giant behind the most popular movies and TV shows streaming service is now working on its own gaming platform. However, the availability on Apple’s platforms seems […]

  • After defeating Hernando de Soto, the Chickasaw took his stuff and remade it

    After defeating Hernando de Soto, the Chickasaw took his stuff and remade it

    Enlarge / Florida Museum archaeologist Charles Cobb holds an axe head known as a celt, one of more than 80 metal objects likely from the de Soto expedition. To create this distinct shape, a Chickasaw craftsperson reworked Spanish iron to mimic traditional stone versions. (credit: Jeff Gage/Florida Museum of Natural History) In 1540, Spanish conquistador […]

  • WhatsApp multi-device beta allows four devices at once even without a phone

    WhatsApp multi-device beta allows four devices at once even without a phone

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Until now, using WhatsApp web on your desktop or any other device has required having a phone that’s powered on and connected, but a new beta test is trying out support for multiple devices without needing a phone in the mix. In a June interview, WhatsApp head Will […]

  • Plex’s free TV service gets 15 new channels

    Plex’s free TV service gets 15 new channels

    Image: Plex Plex, the popular build-your-own streaming service, has added 15 new channels to its ad-supported streaming offering for free TV. All of the new channels available on Plex’s free Live TV feed arrive on the service today, and most will be available globally (though a spokesperson told The Verge that some are available in […]

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