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  • Nike’s accessible ACG Gaiadome FlyEase Boot will be for athletes only

    Nike’s ACG Gaiadome FlyEase Boot feature toggle laces and a zippered back entry. | Image: Nike For the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, Nike announced Friday that it’s designed inclusive and accessible gear for Team USA Olympians and Paralympians to wear on the medal stand. That includes the new ACG Gaiadome FlyEase Boot, which can be […]

  • New Meta Quest update lets you access some settings with a pinch

    Update v37 adds many new features. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Meta is adding a new feature to its Quest virtual reality headsets that lets you pinch your fingers to access the Quick Action menu, according to a blog post published Wednesday. The Quick Action menu functions similarly to the Control […]

  • Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Sues The Intercept Over Russian Mercenary Report

    Erik Prince, founder of the private security firm Blackwater, filed a defamation lawsuit against The Intercept last month over an article published in 2020 that examined his efforts to sell military services to a sanctioned Russian mercenary company. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York after an […]

  • Bethesda exec says he’s “sorry” for lack of PS5 Starfield

    Bethesda exec says he’s “sorry” for lack of PS5 Starfield

    Bethesda Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications Pete Hines talks to GameSpot about Starfield. This week, Microsoft and Bethesda confirmed that Starfield will be coming exclusively to Xbox Series X/S and PC next year. And while that kind of exclusivity deal had been hinted at and heavily suspected by many since Microsoft’s $7.5 billion […]

  • Peter Jackson’s 6-hour Beatles documentary confirmed for Disney+ this November

    Peter Jackson’s 6-hour Beatles documentary confirmed for Disney+ this November

    The Beatles: Get Back is now a Disney+ exclusive. And hoo boy, it’s six hours long. [credit: The Walt Disney Company / Apple Corps / Wingnut Films ] Peter Jackson’s next six-hour epic is finally coming out this year—and in a first for the acclaimed director, the film will launch directly to a streaming service. […]

  • Here’s what’s inside Google’s first-ever retail store

    Here’s what’s inside Google’s first-ever retail store

    The inside of the store is wood-on-wood, with these crazy bendy poles everywhere. After years of flirting with the idea of opening a physical store, Google announced its first-ever permanent retail location last month. Today, June 17, is the official grand opening, and Google celebrated with a blog post detailing what the store is like. […]

  • Researchers cool a 40 kg object to near its quantum ground state

    Researchers cool a 40 kg object to near its quantum ground state

    Enlarge / One of the 40 kg mirrors that has approached its quantum ground state. (credit: Matt Heintze/Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab) Objects that obey the rules of quantum mechanics behave very differently from those in the familiar world around us. That difference leads to an obvious question: is it possible to get an everyday item to start […]

  • FDA officials asked to step down after contentious Alzheimer’s drug approval

    FDA officials asked to step down after contentious Alzheimer’s drug approval

    Enlarge / The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Maryland. (credit: Getty | Congressional Quarterly) A leading advocacy and watchdog group is calling for the ouster of three top officials at the Food and Drug Administration—including its acting commissioner—after the regulator issued a highly contentious approval last week of the unproven and now […]

  • Microsoft’s Linux repositories were down for 18+ hours

    Microsoft’s Linux repositories were down for 18+ hours

    Enlarge / In 2017, Tux was sad that he had a Microsoft logo on his chest. In 2021, he’s mostly sad that Microsoft’s repositories were down for most of a day. (credit: Jim Salter) Yesterday, packages.microsoft.com—the repository from which Microsoft serves software installers for Linux distributions including CentOS, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, and more—went down hard, […]

  • A number of recommended Nintendo Switch games are on sale today

    A number of recommended Nintendo Switch games are on sale today

    Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Earlier this week, we highlighted an excellent deal on Nintendo Switch Online memberships. Today’s Dealmaster is headlined by a range of discounts on Nintendo Switch games, including several titles we’ve recommended in the past. The deals are currently available at several retailers—including Amazon, Target, Walmart, GameStop, Best Buy, and Nintendo’s own […]