SpaceX’s Starlink reveals new smaller, rectangular user dish to connect to satellites

SpaceX’s internet-from-space initiative Starlink has unveiled a new rectangular dish that interested customers can buy to tap into the company’s growing satellite constellation in low Earth orbit. It’s a thinner and lighter weight option than the circular dish that Starlink beta users have been testing over the last year. Starlink is SpaceX’s satellite internet project, … Read more

MoviePass’ co-founder has bought back the company and wants to relaunch it next year

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge MoviePass might be making a comeback soon, after Stacy Spikes (one of the service’s original co-founders) successfully bought back the company out of bankruptcy earlier this week, according to a report from Insider. Spikes is hoping to relaunch the company sometime next year, although there are few details … Read more

Twitch is now on the Switch

A screenshot of Twitch on the Nintendo Switch. | Image: Twitch There’s now a Twitch app for the Nintendo Switch. It’s a free download that’s available now on the eShop. The app is pretty straightforward. There’s a Home tab with recommended streams for you to watch, a Browse tab to look for streams by game … Read more

Russian “King of Fraud” sentenced to 10 years in prison for Methbot digital ad scheme

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A Russian man convicted on wire fraud and money laundering charges for his role in the Methbot digital advertising scheme was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday. The Department of Justice said between September 2014 and December 2016, Aleksandr Zhukov, 41, and several co-conspirators made deals … Read more

Subaru reveals the Solterra SUV, its first electric vehicle

Here’s our first good look at the 2022 Subaru Solterra, the Japanese automaker’s first electric vehicle. Coming to the US, Canada, and Europe in 2022, the Solterra SUV will be powered by an electric vehicle platform that Subaru has been co-developing with Toyota. The Solterra will come in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive variants, with … Read more

Latest iOS beta blurs nude images for children using Messages app

Promotional images of the feature released earlier this year. | Image: Apple iOS 15.2’s latest beta adds an Apple Communication Safety feature to the Messages app, MacRumors reports. The opt-in feature is designed to protect children from inappropriate imagery by scanning incoming and outgoing pictures for “sexually explicit” material. Any images meeting this description are … Read more

iCloud for Windows gets a built in password generator

iCloud for Windows’ password manager in action. | Screenshot: iCloud for Windows A new update for Apple’s iCloud Windows app has added a password generator, as well as support for Apple’s ProRaw and ProRes photo and video formats to the cloud storage utility. The update, which was first spotted by MacRumors, also adds the ability … Read more

Judge buys Rittenhouse lawyer’s inane argument that Apple’s pinch-to-zoom manipulates footage

Photo by Sean Krajacic-Pool/Getty Images As Kyle Rittenhouse took the stand to answer questions about the sequence of events before he shot and killed a man in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the jury was forced to watch the video evidence play out in miniature — because Rittenhouse’s defense lawyer came up with the wild notion that Apple … Read more

SpaceX successfully launches four astronauts on Crew-3 mission to the space station

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket carries the Crew-3 astronauts to space | (NASA/Joel Kowsky) This evening, SpaceX successfully launched another crew of four on their way to the International Space Station, marking the fifth time the company has sent people to space. Riding inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, the spacefarers will now spend roughly the next … Read more

Gmail’s upcoming iOS widget could actually be useful

Image: Google Google announced it’s updating the Gmail iOS widget with a new one that’s actually useful, showing you the subjects and senders of the emails sitting in your inbox. The company says the new widget will be “launching in the next few weeks,” to replace the previous version that wasn’t particularly well-received. This also … Read more

Microsoft is emailing out gift cards to its online store

Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge It’s November, which means it’s officially the holiday season (according to Mariah Carey, at least), and Microsoft seems to already be celebrating by emailing people gift cards to the Microsoft Store. We’ve seen a few reports on Twitter of people receiving legitimate emails from Microsoft offering gift cards … Read more

Rep. Gosar anime video highlights ties to the online right

Photo by Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images Republican Congressman Paul Gosar (AZ) ignited national fury this week after tweeting a video portraying himself as an anime character killing other prominent lawmakers. But while Democrats are now calling for his expulsion from Congress and his accounts to be banned, the incident has drawn new attention to Gosar’s long … Read more

Twitter will now show full-sized images on web

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter is dropping the crop on web. This is the same update that banished Twitter’s awkward auto-cropping algorithm on its Android and iOS apps, which means that you’ll see images in their entirety on your timeline as you scroll through Twitter on your web browser. This is now … Read more

Updating The Verge’s background policy

Photo by Mitchell Clark / The Verge Today, The Verge is updating our public ethics policy to be clearer in our interactions with public relations and corporate communications professionals. We’re doing this because big tech companies in particular have hired a dizzying array of communications staff who routinely push the boundaries of acceptable sourcing in … Read more

Microsoft partners with Meta to integrate Teams into its Facebook-like Workplace

Workplace integration into Microsoft Teams. | Image: Meta Microsoft is partnering with Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, to integrate Microsoft Teams into Zuckerberg’s Workplace platform. Facebook Workplace, or Workplace by Meta as it’s now been rebranded, will soon integrate Microsoft Teams to livestream video into Workplace groups. The Microsoft Teams integration into Workplace … Read more

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