August 13, 2018

The Army is buying microwave cannons to take down drones in mid-flight – The Verge

The US Army has a new plan for microwaving drones out of the sky. In a public solicitation last Friday, the agency announced its intention to […]
August 11, 2018

Newton Mail is shutting down in September – The Verge

Newton is the latest third-party email app casualty. It joins the ranks of gone-but-not-forgotten (by me, at least) apps like Sparrow and Mailbox as yet another […]
August 9, 2018

Snapchat’s redesign cost it millions of users – The Verge

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel hoped that a Snapchat redesign would invigorate the platform’s advertisers and better cater ads to users. But in the months following its […]
July 28, 2018

HTC Vive Focus hands-on: an impressive standalone VR headset – The Verge

Late last year HTC announced the Vive Focus, a standalone VR headset for China. The Focus signaled the end of HTC’s plans to bring a standalone […]
July 26, 2018

‘Free tablet’ scammer will pay $2.8 million for rebate scheme – The Verge

This week, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced the conviction and sentencing of a Nevada corporation and its CEO on grand larceny and securities fraud, […]
July 23, 2018

Economists worry we aren’t prepared for the fallout from automation – The Verge

Are we focusing too much on analyzing exactly how many jobs could be destroyed by the coming wave of automation, and not enough on how to […]
July 21, 2018

Instagram will now tell you when you’ve seen all posts from the last two days – The Verge

Since Instagram’s algorithmic, out-of-order timeline is a mystery to all humankind, the company has rolled out a new feature that will let you know when you’ve […]
July 19, 2018

Huawei considers making a smartwatch that stores a pair of wireless earbuds – The Verge

Huawei has patented a smartwatch that comes with a set of built-in Bluetooth earbuds, as spotted by LetsGoDigital. While we don’t know many details about the […]
July 16, 2018

Facebook bug randomly unblocked some users from people’s block lists – The Verge

Facebook disclosed a bug this morning that affected about 800,000 users by unblocking at least one person on that user’s block list for around one week. […]