Day: October 20, 2021

  • Geekbench shows M1 Max offers up to 181% faster graphics than previous 16-inch MacBook Pro

    Geekbench shows M1 Max offers up to 181% faster graphics than previous 16-inch MacBook Pro

    Apple this week unveiled the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, which are powered by Apple Silicon M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. An early benchmark already revealed that the M1 Max CPU delivers twice the performance of the M1 chip, and now a Metal score from Geekbench 5 shows that the M1 Max offers […]

  • New Safari 15.1 beta brings back classic tab design for macOS Big Sur and Catalina

    New Safari 15.1 beta brings back classic tab design for macOS Big Sur and Catalina

    With the release of macOS Monterey RC on Monday, Apple has made another significant update to Safari. This time, the company has finally reverted Safari’s tabs to the classic design when the user chooses the “Separate” option. The same changes are now available in Safari 15.1 beta for macOS Big Sur and Catalina. more… The […]

  • Comment: iPad mini 6 is great, but it needs software optimizations

    Comment: iPad mini 6 is great, but it needs software optimizations

    It’s been a month since Apple introduced iPad mini 6, which brought a massive redesign to the smaller version of the iPad. I’ve been using the new iPad mini for a few days, but I already love this product. However, there are a few things that annoy me — and I’m not talking about the […]

  • PSA: You can stream Dune a day early on HBO Max

    PSA: You can stream Dune a day early on HBO Max

    After numerous delays — and considerable vitriol from director Denis Villeneuve himself — Dune is finally about to stream on HBO Max. In fact, it’s arriving a day early: October 21st at 6PM ET / 3PM PT, a rep confirms to The Verge. Hope you’re hearing soon enough to schedule your watch party! Note that […]

  • Extreme heat is a growing concern for doctors around the world

    Extreme heat is a growing concern for doctors around the world

    A resident splashes water onto their face during a heatwave in Sacramento, California, U.S., on Thursday, July 8, 2021.  | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Extreme heat is a huge worry for doctors and public health experts around the world, and it’s steadily become a bigger problem over time, according to a sweeping new […]

  • Twitch is testing a rewind button

    Twitch is testing a rewind button

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge One of the appeals of Twitch is watching things unfold live, but I can’t count the number of times I’ve wished I could scrub back to see something again or a moment I might have missed. Soon, though, Twitch may have a solution to that problem, as it’s […]

  • Two SIM swappers phished a phone company so they could steal $16K in crypto

    Two SIM swappers phished a phone company so they could steal $16K in crypto

    Cryptocurrency thief pleads guilty in SIM swapping scheme | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twenty-year-old Kyell Bryan of Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft for a SIM swapping and cryptocurrency theft scheme, according to the United States Attorney’s Office of the District of Maryland. According to the initial indictment statement, in […]

  • Poll: What do you think about the new MacBook Pro having a notch on the screen?

    Poll: What do you think about the new MacBook Pro having a notch on the screen?

    Along with AirPods 3 and new colors for the HomePod mini, Apple introduced the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro this week. In addition to a new design and the superpowered M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, the new MacBooks feature a rather controversial addition: a notch at the top of the screen. Now we […]

  • FDA clears boosters for Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccines

    FDA clears boosters for Moderna and J&J COVID-19 vaccines

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Food and Drug Administration authorized booster doses for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, following its authorization of a third Pfizer / BioNTech shot in September. The agency also said today that it will allow “mix-and-match” boosters — eligible people who are already fully vaccinated […]

  • Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets green light for Las Vegas tunnel system

    Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets green light for Las Vegas tunnel system

    Elon Musk’s Boring Company just won approval from local officials to move forward with building a network of vehicle tunnels underneath Las Vegas. Dubbed the “Vegas Loop,” the system will allow passengers to hitch rides in Teslas to and from places like the hotel casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, the city’s new football stadium, […]

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