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

Uber’s new shared scooter is greater, harder, and stops sooner 1

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 […]

Uber’s new shared scooter is larger, harder, and stops sooner

Uber’s new shared scooter is larger, harder, and stops sooner 3

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 11

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 12

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 offers up on reinventing the bus

Transport app Citymapper offers up on reinventing the bus 13

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? 14

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? 15

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 16

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 little thing we find out about Sony’s subsequent console

PlayStation 5: every little thing we find out about Sony’s subsequent console 18

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 find out about Sony’s subsequent console

PlayStation 5: every little thing we find out about Sony’s subsequent console 20

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 thing we find out about Sony’s subsequent console

PlayStation 5: every thing we find out about Sony’s subsequent console 22

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 24

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 25

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 26

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 […]