Uber’s new shared scooter is greater, harder, and stops quicker

Uber’s new shared scooter is greater, harder, and stops quicker 5

Uber has previewed a second-generation version of the Jump electric scooters it rents out in cities around the world. The new scooter looks mostly similar at a glance, bathed in day-glo red with “Jump” written in big, white block lettering. But this new scooter is bigger and made with a more durable frame. It also […]

Transport app Citymapper provides up on reinventing the bus

Transport app Citymapper provides up on reinventing the bus 9

Transport app Citymapper is reliably, even admirably inventive, but not all its experiments work out. Today, the company announced it’s shutting down its hybrid bus and taxi service, previously known as Smartbus, then SmartRide, and then, simply, Ride. Ride was always a confusing experiment, available only in Citymapper’s home city of London. It started with […]

We’re all going to die — what occurs to our Fb accounts?

We’re all going to die — what occurs to our Fb accounts? 10

This week on Why’d You Push That Button?, Kaitlyn Tiffany and I think about death. This slightly dark episode marks the start of our three-part miniseries, Death Online, which, as you can probably guess, tackles how the internet changes how we (and our things) die. This episode is about planning for our deaths. Yes, we […]

When AI wants a human assistant

When AI wants a human assistant 11

For years, Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (mTurk) has been a kind of open secret in the tech world, a place where fledgling algorithms can hire human labor on the cheap. If you need a hundred people to trace the boundaries of an object or fill out a survey, it’s the single best place to make it […]

PlayStation 5: every part we learn about Sony’s subsequent console

PlayStation 5: every part we learn about Sony’s subsequent console 13

The successor to the PS4 is just around the corner Contributors: Verge Staff Image credit: Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Details are finally starting to emerge about the PlayStation 5, Sony’s unimaginatively named successor to the PlayStation 4. The next-generation console is expected to offer a huge leap in power over Sony’s existing […]

Fortnite maker Epic Video games buys video chat app Houseparty

Fortnite maker Epic Video games buys video chat app Houseparty 15

The group video chat app Houseparty has been acquired by Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite. Houseparty had recently begun moving into gaming with features like integrated games and screen sharing, and the company said earlier this year that people are already using the app to chat with friends while playing Fortnite. Epic didn’t detail […]

All the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup is $200 off at B&H Photograph

All the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup is $200 off at B&H Photograph 18

This article is part of a series of articles titled Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Good Deals stamp of approval, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be. Rapida […]

The way to switch previous Android apps into a brand new telephone

The way to switch previous Android apps into a brand new telephone 20

Phone apps are funny things. You install ‘em with a couple of quick clicks from the Play Store, but you never actually see the associated files or have direct access to what’s downloaded. In the name of simplicity, our modern mobile operating systems have covered up the ugly inner workings of app installation and taken […]

Right here’s the letter Google CEO Sundar Pichai despatched to LGBTQ workers

Right here’s the letter Google CEO Sundar Pichai despatched to LGBTQ workers 29

In an internal email shared with The Verge, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that YouTube is taking a “hard look” at its harassment policies and will consult “many groups, including people who have themselves experienced harassment,” as well as Google employee resource groups. During a meeting on Tuesday, Pichai, YouTube product and design SVP Neal […]

LaLiga’s app listened in on followers to catch bars illegally streaming soccer

LaLiga’s app listened in on followers to catch bars illegally streaming soccer 30

Spain’s data protection agency has fined the country’s soccer league, LaLiga, €250,000 (about $280,000) for allegedly violating EU data privacy and transparency laws. The app, which is used for keeping track of games and stats, was using the phone’s microphone and GPS to track bars illegally streaming soccer games, Spanish newspaper El País reported. Using […]

LaLiga’s app listened in on followers to catch bars illegally streaming soccer

LaLiga’s app listened in on followers to catch bars illegally streaming soccer 31

Spain’s data protection agency has fined the country’s soccer league, LaLiga, €250,000 (about $280,000) for allegedly violating EU data privacy and transparency laws. The app, which is used for keeping track of games and stats, was using the phone’s microphone and GPS to track bars illegally streaming soccer games, Spanish newspaper El País reported. Using […]

That is Google’s Pixel 4

That is Google’s Pixel 4 32

Google just tweeted an image of the Pixel 4, a smartphone that the company isn’t expected to ship until October. The tweet comes after renders of the device were published in recent days, revealing a change in design language from Google’s previous devices. “Wait ‘til you see what it can do,” the Pixel team tweeted. […]