Transport app Citymapper offers up on reinventing the bus

Transport app Citymapper offers up on reinventing the bus 1

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 […]

Transport app Citymapper provides up on reinventing the bus

Transport app Citymapper provides up on reinventing the bus 2

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 […]

Transport app Citymapper provides up on reinventing the bus

Transport app Citymapper provides up on reinventing the bus 3

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? 4

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 […]

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

We’re all going to die — what occurs to our Fb accounts? 5

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 […]

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

We’re all going to die — what occurs to our Fb accounts? 6

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 7

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: all the pieces we find out about Sony’s subsequent console

PlayStation 5: all the pieces we find out about Sony’s subsequent console 9

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 […]

PlayStation 5: all the things we learn about Sony’s subsequent console

PlayStation 5: all the things we learn about Sony’s subsequent console 11

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 […]

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

PlayStation 5: every little thing 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 […]

Fortnite maker Epic Video games buys video chat app Houseparty

Fortnite maker Epic Video games buys video chat app Houseparty 16

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 […]

Your entire Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup is $200 off at B&H Photograph

Your entire Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup is $200 off at B&H Photograph 21

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 […]

Tips on how to switch outdated Android apps into a brand new cellphone

Tips on how to switch outdated Android apps into a brand new cellphone 24

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 […]