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A music video you can play: Indie rock inside the Unity engine
You've seen interactive music before?but an indie mindset changes the game.
42 minutes ago
Ars Technica
A music video you can play: Indie rock inside the Unity engine
The most powerful Wear OS watches are held back by Wear OS
Android users still can't get anything as good as the Apple Watch Continue reading…
44 minutes ago
The Verge
The most powerful Wear OS watches are held back by Wear OS
The new Google Pay repeats all the same mistakes of Google Allo
For P2P users, the new app has fewer features, is less convenient, and has more fees.
1 hour ago
Ars Technica
The new Google Pay repeats all the same mistakes of Google Allo
Microsoft starts testing Edge Chromium browser on Xbox
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft has started publicly testing its new Edge Chromium-powered browser on Xbox consoles. Xbox testers in the Alpha Skip-Ahead group can now access the new Microsoft Edge on Xbox One or Xbox Series S / X consoles. While full mouse and ...
1 hour ago
The Verge
Microsoft starts testing Edge Chromium browser on Xbox
Ars? plea: Someone make this into a series
The Ars staff picks the novels we think would make compelling TV adaptations.
1 hour ago
Ars Technica
Ars? plea: Someone make this into a series
Microdosing's Feel-Good Benefits Might Just Be Placebo Effect
A study found no significant difference in the well-being of participants who thought they were taking mini hits of psychedelics and those who actually were.
1 hour ago
WIRED
Microdosing's Feel-Good Benefits Might Just Be Placebo Effect
Take Your Tunes Anywhere With Our Fave Bluetooth Speakers
These are our favorite portable speakers of all shapes and sizes, from clip-ons to a massive boom box.
1 hour ago
WIRED
Take Your Tunes Anywhere With Our Fave Bluetooth Speakers
What we actually want from an upgraded Nintendo Switch
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Rumors about a long-desired upgrade to the Nintendo Switch have been swirling for some time, and this week, Bloomberg reported that this fabled new Switch might actually be coming soon. This upgraded Switch will apparently have a 7-inch 720p ...
1 hour ago
The Verge
What we actually want from an upgraded Nintendo Switch
Imaginary Numbers May Be Essential for Describing Reality
A new thought experiment indicates that quantum mechanics doesn't work without strange numbers that turn negative when squared.
2 hours ago
WIRED
Imaginary Numbers May Be Essential for Describing Reality
Privacy-First Browser Brave Is Launching a Search Engine
Unlike Google, Brave Search won't track or profile people who use it.
2 hours ago
WIRED
Privacy-First Browser Brave Is Launching a Search Engine
The 55-Inch Q80T Is The Cheapest Samsung TV Worth Buying
This is a good mid-tier model, but it's still more expensive than the competition.
2 hours ago
WIRED
The 55-Inch Q80T Is The Cheapest Samsung TV Worth Buying
Facebook's new AI teaches itself to see with less human help
This new approach eliminates the need for picture labeling.
3 hours ago
Ars Technica
Facebook's new AI teaches itself to see with less human help
There's a Surge of New EVs. We Take Them for a Spin
Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Volvo, Porsche, and Polestar have each introduced new battery-powered models. So we hit the road with each of them.
3 hours ago
WIRED
There's a Surge of New EVs. We Take Them for a Spin
How to watch Oprah Winfrey's interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live on CBS without cable
Royalty meets royalty this weekend. Oprah Winfrey, the queen of TV talk, sat down with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, for their first extensive interview since they left their official royal duties behind. The interview will air as a two-hour special on CBS, which ...
7 hours ago
Fast Company
How to watch Oprah Winfrey's interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live on CBS without cable
Quitting can be a good thing. Here's what to think about if you're considering it
Quitters never prosper. Never give up. If at first, you don't succeed, try, try again. There are so many sayings with the same basic message: Quitting is bad. This idea is instilled in kids, internalized by adults, and generally just considered common sense. It's also often wrong. I once had a ...
10 hours ago
Fast Company
Quitting can be a good thing. Here's what to think about if you're considering it
Facebook reportedly investigated over 'systemic' racism in hiring
Facebook has publicly committed to fighting racism, but there are concerns that isn't translating to its recruitment practices. Reuters sources say the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is investigating possible "systemic&quo...
16 hours ago
Engadget
Facebook reportedly investigated over 'systemic' racism in hiring
Tens of thousands of US organizations hit in ongoing Microsoft Exchange hack
Multiple hacking groups are exploiting vulnerabilities to backdoor unpatched servers.
16 hours ago
Ars Technica
Tens of thousands of US organizations hit in ongoing Microsoft Exchange hack
Review: WandaVision sticks the landing with a very Marvel-esque finale
But the rumored major cameo failed to materialize, despite two post-credit scenes
17 hours ago
Ars Technica
Review: WandaVision sticks the landing with a very Marvel-esque finale
California gives OK for Disneyland and other theme parks to reopen April 1st, with restrictions
Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images Disneyland, Universal Studios other theme parks, and sports stadiums in California can reopen beginning April 1st, the California Department of Public Health said Friday. But there are caveats: the health department is requiring 'significantly ...
17 hours ago
The Verge
California gives OK for Disneyland and other theme parks to reopen April 1st, with restrictions
Canada will invest billions to electrify mass transit
Mass transit isn't getting much use during the pandemic, but Canada wants to be sure it's eco-friendly when the crisis is over. The Canadian government plans to invest $2.75 billion CAD (about $2.17 billion US) into electrifying mass transit...
18 hours ago
Engadget
Canada will invest billions to electrify mass transit
Sonos' Roam can reportedly pass music to other speakers
More details of Sonos' portable Roam speaker are dribbling out, and they suggest there will be more to draw you in besides the size and price. The Verge claims the Roam will include a few advantages over the larger Move, most notably "Sound...
19 hours ago
Engadget
Sonos' Roam can reportedly pass music to other speakers
Sonos Roam will include Auto Trueplay and new "Sound Swap" feature
On Tuesday, Sonos will introduce its latest product called the Sonos Roam, which The Verge extensively detailed a couple of days ago. Now I?m able to share a bit more about new functionality that will debut first on the tiny, take-everywhere speaker. My previous report laid out the ...
20 hours ago
The Verge
Sonos Roam will include Auto Trueplay and new "Sound Swap" feature
iCloud allegedly locked out a user over her last name
iCloud has had the occasional service issue, but its latest problem appears to be highly... specific. Actor and author Rachel True claims
20 hours ago
Engadget
iCloud allegedly locked out a user over her last name
FedEx plans for an all-electric delivery fleet by 2040
FedEx will replace its current delivery trucks with electric models until its entire fleet is made up of zero?emission vehicles by 2040. The company is making the transition as a way to help it achieve its goal to reach carbon neutral status in the s...
21 hours ago
Engadget
FedEx plans for an all-electric delivery fleet by 2040
Tesla will dramatically expand its Full Self-Driving beta
Now might be your chance to join Tesla's Full Self-Driving beta. Elon Musk has revealed that Tesla's new 8.2 software is "doubling" the size of the beta test program, and 8.3 will "probably" expand the size of the program...
22 hours ago
Engadget
Tesla will dramatically expand its Full Self-Driving beta
Facebook reportedly under probe for 'systemic? racial bias in hiring and promotions
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is looking into allegations of racial bias and hiring practices at Facebook, a probe which the agency has designated as 'systemic," Reuters reported. In July, Facebook employee Oscar Veneszee, ...
22 hours ago
The Verge
Facebook reportedly under probe for 'systemic? racial bias in hiring and promotions
This Week in Apps: App Store bill passes AZ House, "deep nostalgia" goes viral, Twitter Spaces arrives on Android
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 ...
23 hours ago
TechCrunch
This Week in Apps: App Store bill passes AZ House, "deep nostalgia" goes viral, Twitter Spaces arrives on Android
How the world ran out of a critical technology that powers our cars, phones, and more
There's a global shortage in semiconductors, and it's becoming increasingly serious. The U.S. is currently reviewing its supply of the technology, following a landmark executive order from President Joe Biden. The president also pledged $37 billion to cover the short-term costs of rebuilding and securing ...
1 day ago
Fast Company
How the world ran out of a critical technology that powers our cars, phones, and more
VC Lindy Fishburne on the seemingly sudden democratization of science
Deep science investor Lindy Fishburne cofounded the seed- and early-stage venture firm Breakout Ventures several years ago, after cofounding Breakout Labs within the Thiel Foundation back in 2011, and she has amassed a wide array of stakes in the process. Among her firm's portfolio companies is Cortexyme, ...
1 day ago
TechCrunch
VC Lindy Fishburne on the seemingly sudden democratization of science
Public transit workers are struggling to enforce mask mandates
Many U.S. metropolitan areas report that at least 90% of public transit passengers wear masks while on buses to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, some passengers still wear their masks incorrectly. And some refuse to wear them at all, threatening the health and safety of others on board. ...
1 day ago
Fast Company
Public transit workers are struggling to enforce mask mandates
3 leadership traits we desperately need in 2021
In leadership, there are results and opinions. Most people view their own opinions as facts, but they are mostly expressions of their preferences, values, or beliefs. Sadly, people tend to opine on leadership and leaders without taking the time and effort to scrutinize a leader's track record, and without ...
1 day ago
Fast Company
3 leadership traits we desperately need in 2021
A first look at Coursera's S-1 filing
After TechCrunch broke the news yesterday that Coursera was planning to file its S-1 today, the edtech company officially dropped the document Friday evening. Coursera was last valued at $2.4 billion by the private markets, when it most recently raised a Series F round in October 2020 that was worth ...
1 day ago
TechCrunch
A first look at Coursera's S-1 filing
Snowflake latest enterprise company to feel Wall Street's wrath after good quarter
Snowflake reported earnings this week, and the results look strong with revenue more than doubling year-over-year. However, while the company's fourth quarter revenue rose 117% to $190.5 million, it apparently wasn't good enough for investors, who have sent the company's stock tumbling since it reported ...
1 day ago
TechCrunch
Snowflake latest enterprise company to feel Wall Street's wrath after good quarter
The owner of Anki's assets plans to relaunch Cozmo and Vector this year
Good robots don't die &8212; they just have their assets sold off to the highest bidder. Digital Dream Labs was there to sweep up IP in the wake of Anki's premature implosion, back in 2019. The Pittsburgh-based edtech company had initially planned to relaunch Vector and Cozmo at some point in 2020, launching ...
1 day ago
TechCrunch
The owner of Anki's assets plans to relaunch Cozmo and Vector this year
Deep Science: AI adventures in arts and letters
There's more AI news out there than anyone can possibly keep up with, but you can stay tolerably up to date on the most interesting developments with this column.
1 day ago
TechCrunch
Deep Science: AI adventures in arts and letters
Stimulus update: What's next for the Senate vote after Ron Johnson delayed your third check?
It's been a day&xA0;in the United States Senate. Yesterday, Republican senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin singlehandedly delayed the arrival of your next stimulus check when he employed an arcane Senate rule to require that clerks read aloud the 628-page American Rescue Plan in its entirety. This took ...
1 day ago
Fast Company
Stimulus update: What's next for the Senate vote after Ron Johnson delayed your third check?
NFTs, explained
A screenshot of Bitski, a Shopify-like storefront for creators to list and sell their NFTs. Artists, influencers, and the NBA are making millions from non-fungible tokens. Arc, a visual artist from Saudi Arabia, was initially skeptical of how cryptocurrency could be adopted ...
2 days ago
Recode
NFTs, explained
You got a vaccine. Walgreens got your data.
Walgreens is now giving out vaccines " and getting a few things in return. | Pat Greenhouse/Boston Globe via Getty Images Retail pharmacies are now giving out Covid-19 vaccines, and some of them are using it as an opportunity to profit off your information. I ...
2 days ago
Recode
You got a vaccine. Walgreens got your data.
SPACs, the investment term you won't stop hearing about, explained
Lucid Motors is one of the many companies that is going public using SPACs. | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Six questions about SPACs, answered. Forget the pandemic. Forget the recession. Investors are tripping over themselves to put their money into soon-to-be-public ...
2 days ago
Recode
SPACs, the investment term you won't stop hearing about, explained
Why did Jack Dorsey buy Jay-Z's failed music service?
Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey, left; Tidal streaming service founder Jay-Z. | Victor Boyko/Getty; George Pimentel/WireImage A speculative explainer of the Square/Tidal deal that includes cryptokittiesand Grimes. Here is the straight news headline: Square, the financial ...
2 days ago
Recode
Why did Jack Dorsey buy Jay-Z's failed music service?
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