Month: October 2022

  • Interventions that reduce partisan vitriol don’t help democracy

    Interventions that reduce partisan vitriol don’t help democracy

    Enlarge / The risk of violence has become a backdrop for protests and polls in the US. (credit: Nathan Howard / Getty Images) It’s no secret that the US is suffering from a reduced commitment to one of its foundational principles: democratic representation. Gerrymandering, political violence, and unfounded accusations of election fraud are in the […]

  • 20 Celebrities Who Are Winning Halloween This Year With Their Amazing Costumes

    20 Celebrities Who Are Winning Halloween This Year With Their Amazing Costumes   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lizzo (@lizzobeeating) Halloween might be the spookiest time of year, but if you’re a celebrity, it’s also an opportunity to show just how elaborate you can get with your costume. With access […]

  • Two more executives are leaving Apple

    Two more executives are leaving Apple

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Two more executives are reportedly on their way out from Apple. According to Bloomberg, vice president of online retail Anna Matthiasson is leaving the company, and Chief Information Officer Mary Demby is retiring. The two women held important roles at Apple; Matthiasson was in charge of Apple’s online […]

  • Twitter braces for layoffs

    Twitter braces for layoffs

    Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images Behind the scenes at the wildest tech takeover ever, where everyone knows company-shaking changes are coming — and no one knows exactly when Continue reading…

  • Developers prove the potentials of Live Activities with an iOS app to track the Brazilian elections

    Developers prove the potentials of Live Activities with an iOS app to track the Brazilian elections

    With iOS 16.1, Apple introduced the Live Activities API – which lets third-party apps provide useful information on the iPhone lock screen and also on the Dynamic Island for those with iPhone 14 Pro. This weekend, developers proved the real potential of Live Activities with an iPhone app that let people follow the vote count […]

  • AIPAC’s First Attack Ad in Midterms Hits Would-Be Squad Member Summer Lee

    AIPAC’s First Attack Ad in Midterms Hits Would-Be Squad Member Summer Lee

    The flagship pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC is intervening in a race for a House seat that’s growing uncomfortably close for Democrats in deep-blue Pittsburgh. And, with its super PAC’s first attack ads of the 2022 general election, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is going after a familiar target: Pennsylvania state Rep. Summer Lee, a would-be member […]

  • Great White Shark “Photo Bombs” an Unsuspecting Surfer

    Great White Shark “Photo Bombs” an Unsuspecting Surfer California-based photographer Jordan Anast found himself in the right place at the right time when he was able to capture a rare moment during a surf competition. Anast was photographing the San Onofre Surf Club contest near San Diego when something spectacular occurred. As he was photographing […]

  • The best Black Friday deals you can already get at Target

    The best Black Friday deals you can already get at Target

    Right now, you can save on the Apple Watch Series 7 and other cool tech as part of Target’s ongoing Black Friday sale. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The holiday shopping season has begun and several retailers, including Target, have already kicked off some spectacular Black Friday deals in the lead-up to […]

  • CDC director’s COVID returns as study finds such rebounds shockingly common

    CDC director’s COVID returns as study finds such rebounds shockingly common

    Enlarge / Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adjusts her protective mask during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing in Washington, DC. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has experienced a COVID-19 rebound—a return of mild […]

  • Elon Musk is the CEO of Twitter

    Elon Musk is the CEO of Twitter

    Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images Even though Musk tweeted on Sunday morning that he has “no idea” who the CEO of Twitter is, a signed document he just filed with the SEC removes all doubt. It’s Elon Musk. My title is Chief Twit right there in the bio. No idea who […]

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