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The Verge is an American technology news website operated by Vox Media, publishing news, feature stories, guidebooks, product reviews, and podcasts. The website uses Chorus, Vox Media's proprietary multimedia publishing platform. In 2013, Nilay Patel was named editor-in-chief and Dieter Bohn executive editor; Helen Havlak was named editorial director in 2017. The site launched on November 1, 2011. The Verge won five Webby Awards for the year 2012 including awards for Best Writing (Editorial), Best Podcast for The Vergecast, Best Visual Design, Best Consumer Electronics Site, and Best Mobile News App.Source
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Nvidia made $5 billion during a GPU shortage and expects to do it again in Q1

Nvidia made $5 billion during a GPU shortage and expects to do it again in Q1

Filed under:It hasn’t changed its outlook on GPU availabilityNvidia has shared , and despite the company’s GPUs being in extremely low supply, it didn’t seem to hurt how much money the company made. In fact, it reported a record $5 billion in revenue, which is up 61 percent year-over-year. What’s more impressive is that Nvidia expects to make another $5 billion in revenue during Q1 2022.This positive outlook is surprising given that Q1 is generally slower than other quarters, even for the biggest tech companies, as it follows the rush of people buying lots of products during the holiday...

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Security researcher recommends against LastPass after detailing 7 trackers

Security researcher recommends against LastPass after detailing 7 trackers

Filed under:1Password has zero trackers, and Bitwarden twoA security researcher is recommending against LastPass password manager after detailing seven trackers found in the Android app, . Although there is no suggestion that the trackers, which were analyzed by researcher , are transferring a user’s actual passwords or usernames, Kuketz says their presence is bad practice for a security-critical app handling such sensitive information.Responding to the report, a spokesperson from LastPass says the company gathers limited data “about how LastPass is used” to help it “improve and optimize...

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Twitter announces paid Super Follows to let you charge for tweets

Twitter announces paid Super Follows to let you charge for tweets

Filed under:It’s also planning a groups featureTwitter announced a pair of big upcoming features today: the ability for users to charge their followers for access to additional content, and the ability to create and join groups based around specific interests. They’re two of the more substantial changes to Twitter in a while, but they also fit snugly into models that have been popular and successful on other social platforms.The payment feature, called Super Follows, will allow Twitter users to charge followers and give them access to extra content. That could be bonus tweets, access to a...

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Sun probe surprises NASA with incredible photo of Venus

Sun probe surprises NASA with incredible photo of Venus

Filed under:The Parker Solar Probe might’ve made an unexpected discoveryThe , was whizzing by Venus last summer for a gravity assist when it snapped a striking new image of the planet’s mysterious nightside, revealing a surprisingly clear view of the Venusian surface.The spacecraft, launched in 2018, is in the midst of its seven-year journey to study the Sun from 4 million miles away, the closest any human-made object has gone before. To do this, Parker Solar Probe needs to use the gravity of Venus to help tighten its orbit around the Sun through a series of seven flybys, nudging itself...

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This browser extension shows what the Internet would look like without Big Tech

This browser extension shows what the Internet would look like without Big Tech

Filed under:A web without Google, Facebook, Microsoft, or AmazonThe Economic Security Project is trying to make a point about big tech monopolies by releasing a browser plugin that will block any sites that reach out to IP addresses owned by Google, Facebook, Microsoft, or Amazon. The extension is called , and after using the internet with it for a day (or, more accurately, trying and failing to use), I’d say it drives home the point that it’s almost impossible to avoid these companies on the modern web, even if you try.Currently, the app has to be side-loaded onto Chrome, and the Economic...

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Google TV will include a new ‘Basic’ mode to make your smart TV, dumb

Google TV will include a new ‘Basic’ mode to make your smart TV, dumb

Filed under:The mode has been found in the upcoming TV OSGoogle TV, the search giant’s latest attempt at TV software, will include a new “Basic TV” mode that strips out a TV’s smart features in favor of providing simple access to live TV and HDMI inputs, . It’s a potential boon to anyone that ever wanted to dumb-down their smart TV because they prefer an external streamer or because they value privacy.Google TV debuted on , where it offered a new interface built on Google’s existing Android TV software, but will soon be offered as built-in software for and upcoming TVs.According to...

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Google says it’s working to get ‘Hey Google’ working on Wear OS again

Google says it’s working to get ‘Hey Google’ working on Wear OS again

Filed under:It seems like the functionality has been broken for monthsActivating the Google Assistant by saying “Hey Google” has been broken for months, . Google tells The Verge it’s now working on a fix, saying that it’s “aware of the issues some users have been encountering” and will help its partners “address these and improve the overall experience.”There are a good number of users reporting the issue — a post has almost a thousand stars. Reading through the thread, it’s clear that many users with different smartwatch models are all reporting the same issue going back to November 2020....

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Watch the trailer for the Rugrats reboot headed to Paramount Plus

Watch the trailer for the Rugrats reboot headed to Paramount Plus

Filed under:The babies are backA Rugrats reboot is headed to the new streaming service Paramount Plus this spring, ViacomCBS announced today. The show is described as a “reimagining of the classic ‘90s hit,” and you can see a preview of the new CG-animated style in this trailer:But even though the animation might look different, many of the characters should sound the same — Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, Angelica Pickles, Susie Carmichael, and Phil and Lil DeVille will all be voiced by their original voice actors.The new show is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio, according to a...

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HP is buying gaming accessory brand HyperX for $425 million

HP is buying gaming accessory brand HyperX for $425 million

Filed under:The acquisition means HP owns the HyperX brandHP has announced that it is for $425 million. The purchase will give HP a major foothold in the gaming accessory market.This transaction will result in HP buying the HyperX brand from Kingston, the current owner, but HP notes in the announcement post that “Kingston will retain the DRAM, flash, and SSD products for gamers and enthusiasts.”HP has been making strides to for the last several years under the Omen brand, but it has not gained much traction compared to competitors such as Corsair, Logitech, and Razer.HP told The Verge that...

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Facebook will match Google’s $1 billion news investment after Australia showdown

Facebook will match Google’s $1 billion news investment after Australia showdown

Filed under:The company says it plans to invest in its growing news productFacebook said it plans to invest an additional $1 billion in the news industry over the next three years as a sign of commitment to journalism, following the company’s unprecedented showdown with the government of Australia that involved briefly disabling the ability to read and share news for Australian Facebook users and publishers. The announcement was made as part of a published on Wednesday.“Facebook is more than willing to partner with news publishers. We absolutely recognize quality journalism is at the heart...

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Are The Office and Friends bets paying off for Peacock and HBO Max?

Are The Office and Friends bets paying off for Peacock and HBO Max?

Filed under:Two shows, $1 billion, one simple strategyIf you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our .In mid-2020, Friends . On January 1st, 2021, made a similar move, leaving Netflix to . The shows, whose moves cost a combined $1 billion roughly, were designed as anchors for the new streaming platforms: they would bring subscribers in and keep them subscribed.Neither WarnerMedia nor NBCUniversal has given hard insights into how much Friends or The Office have driven subscriptions or retention, but new data from research firm Antenna provides some...

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Foxconn will build a new electric vehicle for Fisker

Foxconn will build a new electric vehicle for Fisker

Filed under:The companies say it could happen at Foxconn’s site in WisconsiniPhone-maker Foxconn has agreed to build electric vehicles for Fisker Inc., the eponymous EV startup of automotive designer Henrik Fisker. In a memorandum of understanding , the two companies say Foxconn will build Fisker Inc.’s second vehicle, which has yet to be announced and is due out in late 2023.Fisker that the companies are considering building the car in the US and that there’s a “very good chance” it may happen at Foxconn’s factory in Wisconsin.That factory, which , was originally supposed to be used to...

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Twitter’s new hacking label has already been hacked

Twitter’s new hacking label has already been hacked

Filed under:OopsTwitter has started to label some tweets with a warning about materials “obtained through hacking.” This new label is appearing on some news stories that Twitter believes are based on hacks and leaked documents, but Twitter users have found an easy way to hack a URL together to make it appear on any tweet.The new label appeared on a story from this week. If you share the URL of this particular story, it will generate the warning. But Twitter also displays the warning if you trick it into doing so by using a specially crafted link to a genuine URL combined with the flagged...

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Biden to sign executive order calling for semiconductor supply chain review

Biden to sign executive order calling for semiconductor supply chain review

Filed under:And Congress is moving forward with a plan of their ownPresident Biden is set to sign an executive order Wednesday to address growing concern over a global semiconductor shortage hampering the production of goods like automobiles and smartphones.The White House’s executive order will direct the federal government to conduct 100-day reviews of supply chains in four sets of products, including computer chips and large capacity batteries, like those used in electric vehicles, according to administration officials.The chip shortage was a result of created by the coronavirus...

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California can finally enforce its landmark net neutrality law, judge rules

California can finally enforce its landmark net neutrality law, judge rules

Filed under:It survived challenges from Trump’s DOJ, and now one from telecom industry tooNet neutrality in 2017, but things have just turned around: California’s landmark net neutrality law — erected in 2018 but immediately blocked by lawsuits from Trump’s Department of Justice and the telecom industry — can finally be enforced.That’s the verdict from Judge John Mendez today, who declined to grant the telecom industry the preliminary injunction it had requested. The case might not be over, but the law can go into effect — and the judge doesn’t think the telecom industry is likely to...

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Elon Musk co-authored a COVID-19 antibody study of SpaceX workers

Elon Musk co-authored a COVID-19 antibody study of SpaceX workers

Filed under:After downplaying the threat of the virusMore that 4,300 SpaceX employees volunteered to be part of a COVID-19 antibody study co-authored by CEO Elon Musk in 2020., which was recently published in the journal Nature Communications, shows evidence that infected people who exhibited milder symptoms developed less of an immunity to COVID-19 than those who got sicker from the disease. The group behind the study found some evidence that suggests there’s a particular threshold of antibodies that could provide immunity, though they wrote that “the precise levels [...] associated with...

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Elon Musk says Starlink internet speeds will double to 300 Mbps this year

Elon Musk says Starlink internet speeds will double to 300 Mbps this year

Filed under:He also promises latency improvementsStarlink, SpaceX’s satellite-based internet provider, will double in speed “later this year”, according to , posted as a reply to someone who had just received their (). The company , and Musk specifically calls out a 300 Mbps goal in his tweet.While 300 Mbps isn’t unheard-of speed, it’s faster than many people currently have access to, especially in the low-to-medium population density areas that Musk talks about targeting in .Speed will double to ~300Mb/s & latency will drop to ~20ms later this year— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)Most of Earth by...

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Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen are now co-hosts of a Spotify-exclusive podcast

Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen are now co-hosts of a Spotify-exclusive podcast

Filed under:Renegades: Born in the USA is out nowBarack Obama is getting into the podcast game. Today, Spotify announced that the former president and rockstar Bruce Springsteen — yes, you read that right — will host a show called Renegades: Born in the USA exclusively for the audio platform. They’ll discuss “race, fatherhood, marriage, and the state of America,” per a press release, and the first two episodes premiere today for both free and premium Spotify users. The first season will contain eight episodes total.Higher Ground, the production company owned by Michelle and Barack Obama,...

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Sophisticated hackers snuck sleeper malware into nearly 30,000 Macs

Sophisticated hackers snuck sleeper malware into nearly 30,000 Macs

Filed under:Cybersecurity pros are wondering what’s nextThere’s a popular stereotype that Apple’s computers are largely immune to malware. Not only is , it appears that sophisticated hacker(s) might have been toying with the idea of a heist or drop nasty enough they’d have needed to cover their tracks. , security researchers at Malwarebytes and Red Canary discovered a mysterious piece of malware hiding on nearly 30,000 Macs, one designed to deliver an as-yet-unknown payload, and with a self-destruction mechanism that might remove any trace that it ever existed. They’re calling it Silver...

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Comcast is yet again delaying its data cap rollout to 12 states, this time until 2022

Comcast is yet again delaying its data cap rollout to 12 states, this time until 2022

Filed under:The caps were supposed to roll out in March, then JulyIf you live in one of the last states where Comcast hasn’t rolled out its data caps, you’re getting another reprieve: that it’s now pushing back the rollout to some time in 2022 (). The 1.2TB data caps, which incur extra charges if users go over them, were but were then . Comcast hasn’t said specifically when next year the rollout would occur.“We are providing them with more time to become familiar with the new plan.”These caps will be familiar if you don’t live in Comcast’s Northeast region, which consists of Connecticut,...

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Postmates workers are getting scammed out of their earnings by phishing schemes

Postmates workers are getting scammed out of their earnings by phishing schemes

Filed under:Drivers say the company isn’t doing enough to thwart scamsOver at is an alarming story about a rash of phishing scams that have been targeting gig workers for Postmates. Drivers are receiving phone calls from people claiming to be Postmates employees, who urge the workers to give over their login details — usually under the guise that it’s necessary to keep a driver account in good standing or avoid claims of fraud.Once the scammers obtain that info, they switch the debit card information on the account — Postmates makes weekly deposits of a worker’s earnings, but instant...

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TikTok’s latest hit is an accidental upload from a government office in rural Indiana

TikTok’s latest hit is an accidental upload from a government office in rural Indiana

Filed under:‘Goodbye, Connie’ is the new ‘Old Town Road’A series of accidentally posted office videos has become an unexpected viral hit on TikTok. The most popular shows a series of municipal employees bidding farewell to their colleague, Connie, against the backdrop of a prairie-hued office space straight out of Parks & Rec.“Congratulations from the Orange County clerk’s office,” says the male deputy clerk, before stepping off to the right.County Clerk Elizabeth Jones steps into the frame: “We wish you the best in your future endeavors.”“We appreciate the good job that you have done for...

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After firing a top AI ethicist, Google is changing its diversity and research policies

After firing a top AI ethicist, Google is changing its diversity and research policies

Filed under:The company’s head of AI apologized for his handling of the situationGoogle is changing its policies related to research and diversity after completing an internal investigation into the firing of ethical AI team co-leader , . The company intends to tie the pay of certain executives to diversity and inclusivity goals. It’s also making changes to how sensitive employee exits are managed.Although Google did not reveal the results of the investigation, the changes seem to be direct responses to . After Google demanded that a paper she co-authored be retracted, Gebru told research...

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Google fires second AI ethics researcher following internal investigation

Google fires second AI ethics researcher following internal investigation

Filed under:Margaret Mitchell and Timnit Gebru, co-leads of the ethical AI team, have now both been terminatedGoogle has fired Margaret Mitchell, co-lead of the ethical AI team, after she used an automated script to look through her emails in order to find evidence of discrimination against her coworker Timnit Gebru. .Mitchell’s firing comes one day after Google working on ethics and fairness. Marian Croak, a vice president in the engineering organization, is now leading “a new center of expertise on responsible AI within Google Research,” .“These decisions were made behind our...

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Ex-Google engineer Anthony Levandowski has closed his artificial intelligence church

Ex-Google engineer Anthony Levandowski has closed his artificial intelligence church

Filed under:Way of the Future’s funds have been donated to the NAACPAnthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer convicted of stealing self-driving car secrets, is closing his artificial intelligence-focused church Way of the Future (WOTF), . It’s a somewhat inauspicious end to the church’s goal of pursuing “the realization, acceptance, and worship of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence (AI),” in preparation for . Now humanity will be left to deal with rampant AI without the religion’s guidance.Levandowski started the process of shuttering WOTF in June 2020, according to documents...

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