Day: May 20, 2022

  • Boeing’s Starliner successfully docks to the International Space Station for the first time

    Boeing’s Starliner successfully docks to the International Space Station for the first time

    Boeing’s Starliner coming in for docking, as seen from the International Space Station | Image: NASA TV This evening, Boeing’s new passenger spacecraft, the CST-100 Starliner, successfully docked itself to the International Space Station — demonstrating that the vehicle can potentially bring humans to the ISS in the future. It’s a crucial capability that Starliner […]

  • Comic Artist Captures the Daily Pressures of What It’s Like To Be a Woman Today

    Comic Artist Captures the Daily Pressures of What It’s Like To Be a Woman Today Artist Lainey Molnar continues to capture what it is like to be a modern woman in her ongoing series of comics. Initially sparked by the first COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020, her creative practice has blossomed online, with hundreds of thousands […]

  • Feature request: HomePod should have a true surround mode

    Feature request: HomePod should have a true surround mode

    HomePod, Apple’s smart speaker, has some great features when it comes to pairing multiple speakers together. Thanks to AirPlay 2, users can play the same audio on different HomePods around the house or even use a stereo pair as standard Apple TV speakers. However, there’s one thing that I still miss about the HomePod, and […]

  • Apple reportedly chose a standalone AR / VR headset over a more powerful tethered design

    Apple reportedly chose a standalone AR / VR headset over a more powerful tethered design

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple’s rumored mixed reality headset seems like the worst-kept secret in tech, and a new report about the device from The Information (its second this week) is chock full of details about the unannounced product’s turbulent development. One of the most notable parts of the story is about […]

  • Twitter updates its API to give developers access to reverse chronological timeline

    Twitter updates its API to give developers access to reverse chronological timeline

    Twitter on Friday announced an important update to its “API v2,” which can be used to create third-party clients for Twitter. With the latest update, developers can now access the same reverse chronological timeline that is available to users via the official Twitter app. more… The post Twitter updates its API to give developers access […]

  • Analysis of prehistoric feces shows Stonehenge people had parasites

    Analysis of prehistoric feces shows Stonehenge people had parasites

    Enlarge / The prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, UK. A large Neolithic settlement known as Durrington Walls is less than two miles away and is believed to be where the people who built the famous site camped during the main stage of construction. (credit: Adam Stanford) Nearly two miles away from Stonehenge, there is […]

  • Sixth child in US dies of unexplained hepatitis as global cases top 600

    Sixth child in US dies of unexplained hepatitis as global cases top 600

    Enlarge / Liver lesions in patient with chronic active hepatitis C. (credit: Getty | BSIP) A sixth child has died in the United States from puzzling liver inflammation—aka hepatitis—and the number of unexplained cases has risen to 180 across 36 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest death was announced […]

  • Researchers find backdoor lurking in WordPress plugin used by schools

    Researchers find backdoor lurking in WordPress plugin used by schools

    Enlarge (credit: BeeBright / Getty Images / iStockphoto) Researchers said on Friday that they found a malicious backdoor in a WordPress plugin that gave attackers full control of websites that used the package, which is marketed to schools. The premium version of School Management, a plugin schools use to operate and manage their websites, has […]

  • Frida Kahlo’s Estate Is Working With Producers To Create a TV Series About Her Life

    Frida Kahlo’s Estate Is Working With Producers To Create a TV Series About Her Life Frida Kahlo photographed in 1937 for Vogue by Toni Frissell. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Public domain) Artist Frida Kahlo is famous for her creative self-portraits and dramatic eyebrows. The woman behind the now iconic legend is just as fascinating as her […]

  • Twitter’s latest update will make third party apps better

    Twitter’s latest update will make third party apps better

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter announced an update on Friday that should significantly improve the experience inside third-party Twitter apps: it’s giving developers far more access to its reverse chronological timeline. This update to Twitter’s recently launched API v2, the interface that developers use to get data from Twitter, is a new […]

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