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Everything you need to know about the coronavirus
Illustration by Ana Kova Public health experts around the globe are scrambling to understand, track, and contain a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, at the beginning of December 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) named the disease caused by the virus COVID-19, which references the ...
9 minutes ago
The Verge
Everything you need to know about the coronavirus
'PUBG Mobile' gets its first exclusive map
For the first time in two-year history, PUBG Mobile is getting an exclusive map. Android and iOS users can check out the battle royale's new Livik battleground starting today. With a playspace limited to about four square kilometers, Tencent says mos...
24 minutes ago
Engadget
'PUBG Mobile' gets its first exclusive map
Does First Amendment let ISPs sell Web-browsing data? Judge is skeptical
Maine privacy law survives initial ruling on free-speech and preemption claims.
27 minutes ago
Ars Technica
Does First Amendment let ISPs sell Web-browsing data? Judge is skeptical
Go read this Kotaku story about Ubisoft's pervasive toxic culture
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Over the past few weeks, dozens of people connected to the game industry have shared stories of abuse on Twitter. One company, in particular, Ubisoft, has had multiple allegations leveled against high-ranking employees, including executives Tommy François ...
42 minutes ago
The Verge
Go read this Kotaku story about Ubisoft's pervasive toxic culture
Dear Sophie: What does the new online classes rule mean for F-1 students?
The new order will force many international students at schools that are only offering remote online classes to find an "immigration plan B" or leave the U.S. before the fall term to avoid being deported.
52 minutes ago
TechCrunch
Dear Sophie: What does the new online classes rule mean for F-1 students?
"No code" will define the next generation of software
This fundamental shift provides an opening for a new cohort of no code companies to grow into the next generation of software powerhouses.
1 hour ago
TechCrunch
"No code" will define the next generation of software
Ubisoft is giving away 'Watch Dogs 2' on PC this weekend
The Ubisoft Forward showcase that's taking place this Sunday will offer more details on the likes of Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Hyper Scape, as well as some other upcoming Ubisoft titles. While you might be content to catch up with all of the news...
1 hour ago
Engadget
Ubisoft is giving away 'Watch Dogs 2' on PC this weekend
With partnerships at major children's hospitals, Manatee seeks clinical validation of its CBT-based app
When Manatee founder Damayanti Dipayana's brother was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, the family took all the steps to ensure that he was properly cared for. All of the things that could have been an obstacle to getting treatment weren't for Dipayana's family. A comfortably middle class background, ...
1 hour ago
TechCrunch
With partnerships at major children's hospitals, Manatee seeks clinical validation of its CBT-based app
The best gear to help you stay fit during the school year
Whatever the future holds for how we go to school, it's likely that we?ll still spend long nights studying, or partying, or just learning how to adult. One risk to that is the freshman 15, where the lack of properly-balanced meals and time to exercis...
1 hour ago
Engadget
The best gear to help you stay fit during the school year
eSkootr is a high-speed electric scooter racing series launching in 2021
Images: eSkootr A group of Formula One and Formula E drivers is starting a new racing series that will pit competitors against each other on ultra-fast custom-built electric scooters. The series " dubbed "Electric Scooter Championship," or "eSkootr" " is set to launch in 2021, and the launch video ...
1 hour ago
The Verge
eSkootr is a high-speed electric scooter racing series launching in 2021
Autonomous driving startup turns its AI expertise to space for automated satellite operation
Hungarian autonomous driving startup AImotive is leveraging its technology to address a different industry and growing need: autonomous satellite operation. AImotive is teaming up with C3S, a supplier of satellite and space-based technologies, to develop a hardware platform for performing AI operations ...
1 hour ago
TechCrunch
Autonomous driving startup turns its AI expertise to space for automated satellite operation
How the commercialization of bug bounties is creating more vulnerabilities
This week on The Vergecast interview series, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to founder and CEO of Luta Security Katie Moussouris. Moussouris has a long history in computer security, working at Microsoft and the Department of Defense creating their first bug bounty programs to incentivize ...
1 hour ago
The Verge
How the commercialization of bug bounties is creating more vulnerabilities
Kerry Washington is coming to Disrupt 2020
Kerry Washington's fingerprints are all over Hollywood. The Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe-nominated actor, director and producer has touched myriad projects, from her role as Olivia Pope on "Scandal" (where she was the first African American woman since 1974 to headline a network drama) to her production ...
1 hour ago
TechCrunch
Kerry Washington is coming to Disrupt 2020
House budget bill denies major increases for NASA to fund ambitious Moon program
An artistic rendering of astronauts on the Moon, mining resources. | Image: NASA House appropriators don't intend to substantially increase NASA's budget, potentially jeopardizing the agency's plans of sending astronauts back to the Moon by 2024. Today, the House Appropriations Committee released ...
1 hour ago
The Verge
House budget bill denies major increases for NASA to fund ambitious Moon program
How European seed firm Connect Ventures finds "product-first" founders
Connect Ventures, the London-based seed-stage VC that was an early investor in Citymapper and Typeform announced a new $80 million fund last month to continue investing in "product-led" founders. Launched back in 2012, when there was a shortage of institutional capital at seed stage in Europe and micro ...
2 hours ago
TechCrunch
How European seed firm Connect Ventures finds "product-first" founders
This Company Wants to Rewrite the Future of Genetic Disease?Without Crispr Gene Editing
Tessera Therapeutics is developing a new class of gene editors capable of precisely plugging in long stretches of DNA'something that Crispr can't do.
2 hours ago
WIRED
This Company Wants to Rewrite the Future of Genetic Disease?Without Crispr Gene Editing
Audi says its Q4 Sportback e-tron concept has a 'sexy back'
Audi wants to give prospective buyers of its electric Q4 SUVs plenty of options, so it has just unveiled the Q4 Sportback E-Tron concept " a 'sexy back" coupé version of the Q4 E-Tron SUV it unveiled last year. The two vehicles will share Audi's modu...
2 hours ago
Engadget
Audi says its Q4 Sportback e-tron concept has a 'sexy back'
Away faces staff revolt as employees call for Steph Korey to step down
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge Employees at Away are calling for founder and co-CEO Steph Korey to immediately resign, after a photo of her dressed as a Native American surfaced on Twitter last Friday. In an anonymous letter to Korey's co-founder Jen Rubio, and her co-CEO Stuart Haselden, ...
2 hours ago
The Verge
Away faces staff revolt as employees call for Steph Korey to step down
Instagram rolls out pinned comments to everyone
Instagram is giving users some more control over the conversation on their photos and videos. It started testing pinned comments in May alongside its comment filtering tools, and now it's rolling out the feature to everyone. Today we're rolling out...
2 hours ago
Engadget
Instagram rolls out pinned comments to everyone
The best laptops to use for schoolwork and gaming
There's never been a better time to be a PC gamer, especially when it comes to laptops. Gaming notebooks are lighter, more powerful and cheaper than ever before. They're particularly useful for students because their beefy hardware could be helpful f...
2 hours ago
Engadget
The best laptops to use for schoolwork and gaming
A Plan to Make Police Data Open Source Started on Reddit
The Police Data Accessibility Project aims to request, download, clean, and standardize public records that right now are overly difficult to find.
2 hours ago
WIRED
A Plan to Make Police Data Open Source Started on Reddit
City builds open-access broadband network with Google Fiber as its first ISP
W. Des Moines to build fiber conduits city-wide, let multiple ISPs offer service.
3 hours ago
Ars Technica
City builds open-access broadband network with Google Fiber as its first ISP
Walmart's Amazon Prime competitor will launch in July
After announcing a number of improvements to its online shopping experience, Walmart is now taking aim at Amazon Prime membership. | George Frey/Getty Images Walmart+ will cost $98 a year and include same-day delivery of groceries, fuel discounts, and other perks. Amazon may have a 15-year head ...
4 hours ago
Recode
Walmart's Amazon Prime competitor will launch in July
Sega's next retro hardware is a 1/6th-scale multi-game arcade cabinet
Japanese Astro City Mini will sport 36 games, including Virtua Fighter.
4 hours ago
Ars Technica
Sega's next retro hardware is a 1/6th-scale multi-game arcade cabinet
An extended interview with Star Control creators Fred Ford & Paul Reiche III
Geek out to two hours of Ur-Quan design secrets and behind-the-scenes tales.
4 hours ago
Ars Technica
An extended interview with Star Control creators Fred Ford & Paul Reiche III
Congress may allow NASA to launch Europa Clipper on a Falcon Heavy
New budget also offers some hope for Human Landing System.
4 hours ago
Ars Technica
Congress may allow NASA to launch Europa Clipper on a Falcon Heavy
Elon Musk taunts Tesla critics as stock soars to new highs
Tesla, valued at $250 billion, is the world's most valuable automaker.
4 hours ago
Ars Technica
Elon Musk taunts Tesla critics as stock soars to new highs
Why did you watch Tiger King on Netflix?
The Tiger King. | Netflix On this episode of Land of the Giants: How does Netflix's famous algorithm work" And how does Netflix use it" Did you watch Tiger King during the quarantine" A lot of us did. Netflix's true-crime documentary about tiger breeders battling it out with animal rights activists ...
5 hours ago
Recode
Why did you watch Tiger King on Netflix?
UN warns that we may see more 'zoonotic' diseases like COVID-19
A new report from the United Nations, released Monday, is warning that diseases that pass from animals to humans–such as COVID-19, which scientists believe originated in bats–could become more common in the future. These pathogens, referred to as "zoonotic&x201D; diseases, are emerging with increasing ...
5 hours ago
Fast Company
UN warns that we may see more 'zoonotic' diseases like COVID-19
India's TikTok Ban Dispels the Myth of the 'China Bogeyman'
Mark Zuckerberg and US tech giants argue that regulation will allow China to dominate. But in reality, the global market rejects unregulated, invasive tech.
6 hours ago
WIRED
India's TikTok Ban Dispels the Myth of the 'China Bogeyman'
Tech That Could Help Pro Sports Adapt to the Pandemic
As pro leagues return to stadiums, here are a few novel technologies people are exploring as ways to keep fans and players safe.
6 hours ago
WIRED
Tech That Could Help Pro Sports Adapt to the Pandemic
The 7 Best Turntables for Your Vinyl Collection (2020)
Looking for fresh indoor hobbies" Why not start a record collection" Here are our favorite entry-level turntables to help you enjoy analog audio at home.
6 hours ago
WIRED
The 7 Best Turntables for Your Vinyl Collection (2020)
Will COVID-19 vaccines work" What's the timeline" Here's the latest on vaccine progress
Dozens of companies worldwide are swiftly developing COVID-19 vaccines, with trillions of dollars and the health of the planet at stake. Here's what you need to know: How's it going" Roughly 2o vaccines are currently in human trials, eight of those in China. Experts warn that the one-year timeline ...
6 hours ago
Fast Company
Will COVID-19 vaccines work" What's the timeline" Here's the latest on vaccine progress
This music-video ode to apocalyptic anxiety will give you the catharsis you crave
What: "The Existential Threat,&x201D; a skin-crawly new music video that is utterly appropriate. Who: Sparks and avant-garde video artist Cyriak. Why we care: Given how appropriate it feels for the COVID-19 era, it's incredible that the song "The Existential Threat&x201D; was created before the ...
7 hours ago
Fast Company
This music-video ode to apocalyptic anxiety will give you the catharsis you crave
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Review: A Fine Android Tablet
The newest Galaxy tablet is a decent iPad alternative in a field with few competitors.
7 hours ago
WIRED
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite Review: A Fine Android Tablet
How high can Amazon stock go? 4 reasons it keeps rising during COVID
Like the weather outside your window right now, Amazon is hot. The Seattle-based e-tail giant's stock price keeps hitting all-time highs, as still-homebound shoppers and likely equally self-quarantined investors continue to embrace the company that's been supplying people from Boise to the Hamptons ...
8 hours ago
Fast Company
How high can Amazon stock go? 4 reasons it keeps rising during COVID
How COVID tests are becoming a lot less uncomfortable?and safer for nurses
If you haven't been tested for COVID-19 yet, there's a good chance you will be at some point this year. As cases continue to grow, the U.S. is testing around 500,000 people a day. Luckily, the experience now may more pleasant–and safer for healthcare workers–than the first tests, which used giant swabs ...
9 hours ago
Fast Company
How COVID tests are becoming a lot less uncomfortable?and safer for nurses
Study: Horror fans are more psychologically resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic
If you've asked yourself why some of your friends aren't as freaked out as you during this pandemic, their movie choices may have something to do with it. Researchers at University of Chicago, Pennsylvania State University, and Aarhus University in Denmark recently released a study (not yet peer-reviewed) ...
9 hours ago
Fast Company
Study: Horror fans are more psychologically resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic
Google joins a group of major tech companies in pushing back against Hong Kong's new security law
Protesters in Hong Kong making gestures of 1 and 5 fingers, symbolizing the five demands of the protest movement. | Willie Siau/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images The move represents a rare moment when American tech companies question China's tight grip on information. Google ...
23 hours ago
Recode
Google joins a group of major tech companies in pushing back against Hong Kong's new security law
Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries is different from the original. But one episode restores its pulpy aesthetic.
Grieving husband Rob Endres is the unlikely scene-stealer of Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries. | Netflix The new series mostly avoids the macabre camp of its predecessor " with one major, skull-clutching exception. Netflix's new Unsolved Mysteries revival occupies an interesting position within ...
1 day ago
Recode
Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries is different from the original. But one episode restores its pulpy aesthetic.
How can we ban facial recognition when it's already everywhere?
Apple iPhones offer Face ID, which allows you to unlock your phone and some apps by using a facial scan. | AFP/Getty Images A growing number of gadgets are scanning your face. Facial recognition is having a reckoning. Recent protests against racism and police brutality have shined ...
1 day ago
Recode
How can we ban facial recognition when it's already everywhere?
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