Elon Musk pitches lofty goals in a magazine run by China’s internet censorship agency

Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images Elon Musk pitched sustainable energy, brain implants, and space exploration in an article published in a Chinese magazine run by the country’s internet watchdog and censorship agency, according to a translation from Yang Liu, a reporter for the Chinese state press agency, Xinhua. (via WSJ reporter … Read more

With the Inflation Reduction Act, the US brings climate goals within reach

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speaks during a news conference on climate action outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, November 17th, 2021. | Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images Congress has officially passed the Inflation Reduction Act after a successful House vote on Friday, clearing the way for the … Read more

Apple held up Telegram’s latest update over emoji

The update is out now, but it doesn’t include Telemoji. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Telegram released a new update on Frida,y just one day after Telegram CEO and founder Pavel Durov said the update had been in Apple’s app review for two weeks without explanation. The update is packed with emoji-related … Read more

The auto industry lost its spectrum fight with the FCC because V2V was always a fantasy

V2V, or vehicle-to-vehicle technology, allows cars to receive messages about road conditions and crashes. Today, the DC circuit court released its decision, siding with the Federal Communications Commission, on its reallocation of part of the 5.9GHz band. It’s a big win for the FCC and a big loss for the auto industry, which has promised … Read more

How to use Flex Mode on the Galaxy Z Flip and Z Fold

Samar Haddad; Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge So you’re the proud owner of one of Samsung’s foldables. Look at you, you early adopter! There are obviously a few more ways to use your phone than a typical slab-style phone, and that’s probably why you bought one. Flex Mode is one of those features. That’s … Read more

That Harry Potter prequel game is delayed again

Hogwarts Legacy | Warner Bros. Hogwarts Legacy, the Harry Potter prequel game, has been delayed a second time according to a tweet from the game’s official Twitter account. Hogwarts Legacy will launch on February 10, 2023 for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. The Nintendo Switch launch date will be revealed soon. The team is excited for … Read more

California ban on ‘addictive’ social media fails

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge A proposal to let parents sue over addictive social media features failed in the California legislature this week. The bill, AB 2408, failed to pass out of committee for a full state Senate vote. It at least temporarily ends a controversial push to increase liability for social … Read more

Amazon is getting into mental health care with a Ginger partnership

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon is everywhere: in the doctor’s office, in people’s homes, in their shopping carts, and now — in their therapist’s office, too. Amazon’s virtual healthcare program, Amazon Care, now includes a partnership with mental health company Ginger, according to an Amazon Care webpage. The new offerings were first … Read more

Vergecast: Samsung’s newest foldables and Disney’s prices go up

Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge Every Wednesday and Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where our editors make sense of the week’s most important technology news. On Fridays, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel, editor-at-large David Pierce, and managing editor Alex Cranz discuss the week in tech news with the reporters and … Read more

Why it’s taking so long to encrypt Facebook Messenger

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge After a high-profile incident in which subpoenaed Facebook messages led to felony charges for a 17-year-old girl and her mother in a Nebraska abortion case, Meta said Thursday that it would expand testing of end-to-end encryption in Messenger ahead of a planned global rollout. This week, the company … Read more

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