Day: August 13, 2021

  • It’s time for more undead shenanigans with What We Do in the Shadows S3

    It’s time for more undead shenanigans with What We Do in the Shadows S3

    Human “familiar” Guillermo (Harvey Guillen) wants nothing more than to be a vampire someday. [credit: YouTube/FX ] It’s no secret that several Ars staffers are big fans of What We Do in the Shadows, FX’s Emmy-nominated supernatural comedy series; S2 even made our year’s best TV list last year. FX just dropped the official trailer […]

  • Google Stadia’s first game that responds directly to touch is coming this August

    Google Stadia’s first game that responds directly to touch is coming this August

    Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Amplitude Studios’ upcoming strategy game, Humankind, will be the first Stadia release to feature a new touch-focused control scheme when it comes out on August 17th, according to 9to5Google and confirmed to The Verge by Google. “Direct touch” is designed around multitouch finger inputs like a traditional […]

  • You can now buy DJI’s leaked $300 Mini SE drone

    You can now buy DJI’s leaked $300 Mini SE drone

    In June, we got wind that DJI was about to release its most affordable drone yet: the $299 DJI Mini SE. It appeared to be a revamped Mavic Mini for $100 less and a full $150 more affordable than the $449 DJI Mini 2, our current fav under the $500 mark. The only question was, […]

  • Motorola is updating its first-gen foldable Razr — with Android 11

    Motorola is updating its first-gen foldable Razr — with Android 11

    Photo by Avery White for The Verge You could be forgiven for forgetting about Motorola’s folding phones in light of new shiny ones announced by the likes of Samsung, but someone at the company must care about them — a new OS update has been released for the 2019 Razr, bringing it from Android 10, […]

  • Comment: Apple TV needs its HomePod mini moment

    Comment: Apple TV needs its HomePod mini moment

    Apple TV is far from being a new product. In fact, it was introduced on the same day as the first iPhone in 2007. In the last 14 years, Apple’s set-top box has gone through major changes, but it has never become a hit like iPad or even Apple Watch. Maybe it’s time for Apple […]

  • A judge has ruled that Google infringed on Sonos’ patents

    A judge has ruled that Google infringed on Sonos’ patents

    Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Google has infringed upon Sonos’ patents, according to an initial ruling from a US International Trade Commission judge. Sonos has been locked in a legal battle with Google after it sued the search giant, claiming that it had infringed on five of its patents relating to smart speakers. […]

  • Earth just had the hottest month since humans have kept track

    Earth just had the hottest month since humans have kept track

    Locals use water hoses to extinguish burning trees in Mugla on August 3, 2021. Turkey’s struggles against its deadliest wildfires in decades came as a blistering heatwave gripped southeastern Europe in July and August, creating tinderbox conditions that Greek officials blame squarely on climate change. | Photo by YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images July 2021 […]

  • Reddit rolling out new video feed on iOS that is very TikTok-like

    Reddit rolling out new video feed on iOS that is very TikTok-like

    Reddit announced on Friday a new video feed for its mobile app that should make it easier to watch the social network’s content in just one place. If the interface looks familiar to you, that’s because it is undeniably inspired by TikTok. more… The post Reddit rolling out new video feed on iOS that is […]

  • NASA stands by its astronaut after incendiary Russian claims

    NASA stands by its astronaut after incendiary Russian claims

    Enlarge / The Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft docked to the Rassvet module of the International Space Station’s Russian segment. (credit: NASA) On Friday afternoon, NASA pushed back on personal attacks made by Russia’s state-owned news service against NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor. “NASA astronauts, including Serena Auñón-Chancellor, are extremely well-respected, serve their country, and make invaluable contributions […]

  • Apple- and Google-backed smart home standard Matter has been delayed

    Apple- and Google-backed smart home standard Matter has been delayed

    Enlarge / Renders of products that would use the Matter smart home standard. (credit: Matter) The rollout of the first certifications for smart home standard Matter—formerly called “Project Connected Home over IP” or “CHIP”—has been delayed to 2022, according to a blog post from Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) CEO Tobin Richardson. The Matter standard is […]

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