Acer's new Predator Helios 500 is a 17.3-inch gaming laptop with Intel's best chips

ACER'S NEW PREDATOR HELIOS 500 IS A 17.3-INCH GAMING LAPTOP WITH INTEL'S BEST CHIPS

Acer has announced a new gaming powerhouse today with the Helios 500, which is a bigger, more powerful version of the Helios 300 model...

Music production software Fruity Loops is now available for Mac

MUSIC PRODUCTION SOFTWARE FRUITY LOOPS IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR MAC

Image-Line has just released the newest version of its Digital Audio Workstation FL Studio , and with it comes native Mac support for...

 
 
 
Twitter will label election candidates with new badges on their profiles

TWITTER WILL LABEL ELECTION CANDIDATES WITH NEW BADGES ON THEIR PROFILES

Twitter has announced that it'll apply a new label to US election candidates' profiles. The badge will also show up below a candidate's...

Amazon needs to come clean about racial bias in its algorithms

AMAZON NEEDS TO COME CLEAN ABOUT RACIAL BIAS IN ITS ALGORITHMS

Yesterday, Amazon's quiet Rekognition program became very public, as new documents obtained by the ACLU of Northern California showed...

 
 
 
Nvidia's GTX 1050 3GB graphics card will cater to the budget PC gamer

NVIDIA'S GTX 1050 3GB GRAPHICS CARD WILL CATER TO THE BUDGET PC GAMER

Nvidia is prepping the next generation of graphics cards, but it's not too late to unveil a new budget model for this generation, specifically...

Matt Groening's new animated fantasy show will premiere on Netflix in August

MATT GROENING'S NEW ANIMATED FANTASY SHOW WILL PREMIERE ON NETFLIX IN AUGUST

Matt Groening's animated epic fantasy series has a release date: Netflix has revealed that Disenchantment will premiere on August 17th....

 
 
 
Apple will partially refund some iPhone users who paid for battery replacements last year

APPLE WILL PARTIALLY REFUND SOME IPHONE USERS WHO PAID FOR BATTERY REPLACEMENTS LAST YEAR

Apple said today it'll refund customers who paid for out-of-warranty battery replacements on their iPhone 6 or later devices between...

Why Android P gestures are a risk worth taking

WHY ANDROID P GESTURES ARE A RISK WORTH TAKING

Now that those of us brave enough to install the Android P beta have had a week or two to kick the tires, I wanted to revisit them...

 
 
 
This startup is building self-driving trucks and SUVs for futuristic off-road adventures

THIS STARTUP IS BUILDING SELF-DRIVING TRUCKS AND SUVS FOR FUTURISTIC OFF-ROAD ADVENTURES

With every month that goes by, it seems like another electric vehicle startup comes along and promises to disrupt the auto industry....

Google and LG show off their high-res VR display for future headsets

GOOGLE AND LG SHOW OFF THEIR HIGH-RES VR DISPLAY FOR FUTURE HEADSETS

Google and LG's high-res prototype VR display is official and nearly ready for future VR headsets. It's an incredibly pixel-rich, 18-megapixel...

 
 
 
Silicon Valley's latest big idea is Tupperware parties for marijuana

SILICON VALLEY'S LATEST BIG IDEA IS TUPPERWARE PARTIES FOR MARIJUANA

Converge is an interview game show where the biggest personalities in tech come on to tell us about their wildest dreams. It's a show...

Damon Lindelof's Watchmen will be a ‘remix' with original characters, not a remake

DAMON LINDELOF'S WATCHMEN WILL BE A ‘REMIX' WITH ORIGINAL CHARACTERS, NOT A REMAKE

When The Leftovers creator Damon Lindelof brings his version of Watchmen to HBO , it will be as an original story with new characters,...

 
 
 
Apple users in the EU can now download all the info the company has on them

APPLE USERS IN THE EU CAN NOW DOWNLOAD ALL THE INFO THE COMPANY HAS ON THEM

Apple has launched a privacy portal where users can download all of the information and data the company has that's associated with...

Verge Art: a new home for our original illustrations and GIFs

VERGE ART: A NEW HOME FOR OUR ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS AND GIFS

Each week, our team of designers and freelance illustrators creates a ton of custom art for The Verge , including illustrations for...

 
 
 
Facebook Marketplace now lets you hire plumbers and cleaners

FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE NOW LETS YOU HIRE PLUMBERS AND CLEANERS

Facebook is launching a new home services feature in its Marketplace section for US users. Marketplace is a separate commerce section...

Comcast says it will bid on Fox, in attempt to block Disney acquisition

COMCAST SAYS IT WILL BID ON FOX, IN ATTEMPT TO BLOCK DISNEY ACQUISITION

Comcast really wants to own 21st Century Fox. The company announced today that it's planning and is in the “advanced stages of preparing”...

 
 
 
Machine learning is helping computers spot arguments online before they happen

MACHINE LEARNING IS HELPING COMPUTERS SPOT ARGUMENTS ONLINE BEFORE THEY HAPPEN

It's probably happened to you. You're having a chat with someone online when things take a nasty turn. The conversation starts out...

The FBI inflated the number of encrypted phones linked to crime

THE FBI INFLATED THE NUMBER OF ENCRYPTED PHONES LINKED TO CRIME

The FBI inflated the number of encrypted phones connected to crimes that it did not have access to, according to a report by The Washington...

 
 
 
Lyft will spend $100 million on new driver support centers

LYFT WILL SPEND $100 MILLION ON NEW DRIVER SUPPORT CENTERS

Lyft announced today plans to spend $100 million on a network of new driver “hubs,” where ride-sharing drivers can get low-cost oil...

Vivo teases a true all-display phone with pop-up camera for June 12th

VIVO TEASES A TRUE ALL-DISPLAY PHONE WITH POP-UP CAMERA FOR JUNE 12TH

Vivo is sending out hold-the-date invitations for what looks to be the production version of the Apex concept phone that wowed the...

 
 
 



Hands On With The HTC U12 Plus Android Flagship

Hands On With The HTC U12 Plus Android Flagship

HTC has finally taken the wraps off of the U12 Plus smartphone, its one and only flagship for 2018. It actually retains quite a few features from the U11 that the company... Read more ...

OnePlus 6 now available to order in Canada

OnePlus 6 now available to order in Canada

Canadian consumers can now order the OnePlus 6 via OnePlus.com. The base model of OnePlus' latest flagship, which comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, is priced... Read more ...

HTC's newest phone is see-through, squeezable, and has some of the most...

HTC's newest phone is see-through, squeezable, and has some of the most futuristic features of any high-end smartphone

HTC's newest flagship phone is here. On Wednesday, HTC unveiled the the U12+, a high-end Android smartphone aimed at the Samsungs and LGs of the world. The HTC U12+ is the only... Read more ...

You can now hire a plumber or a cleaner on Facebook via Marketplace

You can now hire a plumber or a cleaner on Facebook via Marketplace

Burned out by Craigslist? Overwhelmed by eBay? Try Facebook instead. In May 2018, the social media site expanded its functionality, and has now dipped its toe into home... Read more ...

HTC U12+ Hands-On: Still Trying to Make Squeezable Phones Happen

HTC U12+ Hands-On: Still Trying to Make Squeezable Phones Happen

The HTC U12+ is a $799 flagship that experiments with flashy design and squeeze-based controls, but this big-screen phone has some trade-offs. Read more ...

Save $100 on the Nest Secure wireless alarm system for today only

Save $100 on the Nest Secure wireless alarm system for today only

Grab it now! Home Depot currently has the Nest Secure wireless alarm system available for just $399, which is a savings of $100. It still sells for its full price everywhere... Read more ...

European politician gets ratioed after tweeting a selfie with Zuck

European politician gets ratioed after tweeting a selfie with Zuck

Mark Zuckerberg's hearing in front of EU parliamentary members was somewhat disappointing. Many had hoped for some straight answers from Facebook's CEO. However, due to the odd... Read more ...

Electronic Arts acquires GameFly's cloud streaming tech

Electronic Arts acquires GameFly's cloud streaming tech

Electronic Arts made a rather surprising announcement today, revealing that it has acquired GameFly's cloud gaming assets and its personnel. We have, of course, heard a lot of... Read more ...

Sony: The next PlayStation is another three years away

Sony: The next PlayStation is another three years away

Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, the Japanese console maker has explained the next PlayStation is at least three years away. ... Read more ...

Comcast says it will bid on Fox, in attempt to block Disney acquisition

Comcast says it will bid on Fox, in attempt to block Disney acquisition

Comcast really wants to own 21st Century Fox. The company announced today that it's planning and is in the “advanced stages of preparing” an offer for Fox in the hopes that... Read more ...