Picsart teams up with Getty to take on Adobe’s ‘commercially-safe’ AI

Picsart’s AI image generator will be available some time later this year. | Image: Picsart Image and video-editing platform Picsart has teamed up with Getty Images to launch a “responsible, commercially-safe” AI image generator that’s trained exclusively on the stock image platform’s licensed content. Picsart says its AI lab is building a custom model from … Read more

Former head of NSA joins OpenAI board

Photo: NSA OpenAI has appointed Paul M. Nakasone, a retired general of the US Army and a former head of the National Security Agency (NSA), to its board of directors, the company announced on Thursday. Nakasone, who was nominated to lead the NSA by former President Donald Trump, directed the agency from 2018 until February … Read more

Feds arrest Adderall telehealth CEO under Controlled Substances Act

Image: Cath Virginia / The Verge Ruthia He, the founder and CEO of the subscription-based “digital health company” Done, and the company’s clinical president, David Brody, “exploited emergency flexibilities during the [covid-19] public health emergency to provide easy access to Adderall and other stimulants that were not for a legitimate medical purpose,” the Department of … Read more

Amazon is reportedly way behind on its new Alexa

Amazon’s new Alexa has apparently suffered some setbacks. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In the voice assistant arms race, the frontrunner may be about to finish last. On the heels of Apple revealing a new “Apple Intelligence”-powered Siri at its WWDC 2024 conference, a new report from Fortune indicates that Amazon’s Alexa … Read more

Tesla shareholders approve Elon Musk’s massive pay package

Image: Cath Virginia / The Verge, Getty Images Tesla shareholders voted today to reapprove Elon Musk’s gigantic pay package, after a Delaware court judge voided it earlier this year, according to preliminary results. Investors also approved a proposal to move the company’s legal home from Delaware to Texas and to reappoint two board members: James … Read more

Tesla investors sue Elon Musk for launching a rival AI company

Illustration: Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Image: Getty Images Several Tesla shareholders are accusing Elon Musk and the company’s board of knowingly diverting talent and resources away from the company and directing it toward Musk’s rival artificial intelligence company, xAI. In a lawsuit, the shareholders allege that Musk and the board breached their fiduciary duty … Read more

GuliKit’s anti-drift Hall effect sticks are coming for your PS5, PS4, Xbox, and Switch Pro gamepads

I suspect GuliKit’s gamepad sticks will require soldering, though… this DualSense, for example, has sticks soldered to the board. | Image: iFixit The Nintendo Switch’s infamous “Joy-Con drift” showed us that we deserve more from joysticks and that one company is only too happy to help. Now, GuliKit is officially bringing its drift-resistant magnetic Hall … Read more

Finally, the Apple Watch will let you rest

Breaking streaks no longer has to be something you worry about. | Photo by Victoria Song / The Verge When I had covid, I was miserable, hacking up my lungs and confined to bed for several days with horrible brain fog. I don’t remember much from that time. I do, however, remember waking up bleary-eyed … Read more

Ford slims down dealership EV requirements after pushback

Now any dealership can sell Ford EVs. | Image: Umar Shakir / The Verge Ford’s Model E dealership certification program is getting stripped down to allow all locations access to EV inventory. As reported by CNBC, Ford is revising its strategy of requiring dealerships to invest up to $1.2 million for certification that includes mandatory … Read more

SCOTUS upholds abortion pill access — for now

Illustration by Cath Virginia / The Verge | Photos via Getty Images The Supreme Court maintained access to the abortion pill mifepristone, unanimously refusing to hear a case brought by a number of anti-abortion organizations and doctors over the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of the pill. “The plaintiffs have sincere legal, moral, ideological, … Read more

WhatsApp’s video call upgrades make it even more Zoom-like

Illustration: The Verge Meta is making some improvements to WhatsApp video calls that should make them more useful for conversations with large groups of people. One feature is a speaker spotlight, which automatically highlights the speaker and makes them appear first on-screen, according to a Meta blog post. The company is also improving screen sharing … Read more

New trailer for Netflix’s The Imaginary is for friends and believers

NETFLIX Between Blumhouse’s Imaginary, Paramount’s IF, and Cartoon Network’s recently announced Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends revival, the concept of dreaming up buddies to pal around with is having something of a moment. But everything about Netflix’s new trailer for The Imaginary makes it seem like the riff that could capture everyone’s hearts. Produced by … Read more

Android’s leadership team just got another shake-up

Dave Burke presenting at Google I/O 2024. | Screenshot by Jay Peters / The Verge Android’s leadership team at Google is losing another key leader. Dave Burke, VP of engineering for Android, is “stepping away” from heading up Android engineering and is “shifting into an advisory position while exploring AI / bio projects,” he said … Read more

Xbox delivered and Windows scrambles to secure Recall

Image: The Verge Microsoft delivered the best Xbox showcase I’ve seen in years over the weekend. Layoffs, studio closures, and Xbox exclusives coming to PS5 had fans worried about the future of the platform, but Sunday’s showcase put many of those fears to rest. Xbox chief Phil Spencer kicked off the show with Call of … Read more

How to watch Tesla’s annual stockholder meeting

Image: Tesla Tesla is holding its annual shareholder meeting in Austin, Texas, today, where investors will decide the fate of CEO Elon Musk’s enormous $50 billion compensation package. The event is not just about Musk’s payday. Tesla’s board is portraying it as a pivotal moment in the company’s effort to secure Musk’s attention span, which … Read more

How to turn off Windows’ aging activity tracker

Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge You may see Microsoft’s upcoming Recall feature, which screenshots everything you do (and has now become an opt-in feature) as a convenient way to keep an eye on your history or a problematic privacy violation. However, it’s not the first time your activity on a Windows computer will … Read more