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11 Hours Ago   Google is debuting a new voice recorder app on the Pixel 4, and it has some features that very much set it apart from traditional recorder apps.

Yesterday   The Libra keyboard attached to an iPad Pro. | Photo: Sam Byford / The Verge The maker of the Libra keyboard has told multiple Kickstarter backers that it’s “actively communicating” with Brydge regarding a lawsuit filed over the device last week.

3 Days Ago   Image: Disney I got around to watching The Old Man & the Gun the other week, the newest film from A Ghost Story director David Lowery.

4 Days Ago   Nest has given its app a much-needed update: it finally lets you change the Wi-Fi information for Nest Protect smoke detectors. The update was spotted by Android Police.

5 Days Ago   Photo: Sam Byford / The Verge iPad keyboard maker Brydge is suing the apparent creator of a very similar-looking competitor called Libra. Not only that, but Brydge is suing Kickstarter, too, for hosting a crowdfunding campaign in support of the Libra keyboard.

6 Days Ago   Google appears to be working on a 5G version of the Pixel 4, and it’s possible the phone will be shown as early as next week, according to Nikkei.

21 Days Ago   Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Sprint took millions of dollars meant to subsidize phone and internet service for low-income consumers, even while those consumers were not using the service, according to the Federal Communications Commission.

21 Days Ago   Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge If you’re an avid reader of tech news, you likely often have a good idea of what Apple is going to announce at any given product event.

22 Days Ago   Photo by Nilay Patel / The Verge Apple will make its new Mac Pros in Austin, Texas, continuing to build the computers at the same facilities that have been assembling the prior-generation Mac Pros since 2013.

24 Days Ago   Photo: Claire Folger / Media Rights Capital I finally got around to seeing The Farewell the other week. It’s a wonderful, funny, quiet movie that manages to do so much inside such a seemingly tiny story about a family trying to keep a secret from a grandmother.

25 Days Ago   Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge YouTube is almost completely backtracking on the verification system changes it announced yesterday. All YouTubers who are currently verified will get to keep their verification status, and YouTubers who are not yet verified will still be able to apply for it once they hit 100,000 subscribers, as creators have in the past.

25 Days Ago   Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple will add its processor throttling feature to the iPhone XS and XR next week with the upcoming iOS 13.1 update.

27 Days Ago   Image: Apple It seemed like “slofies” could have been a one-off joke when Apple mentioned them during its iPhone event last week, but the company is clearly pleased with the made-up term.

27 Days Ago   Image: Comcast Comcast will give a free streaming box to its internet-only subscribers, helping it control their TV watching experience even without getting them to pay for cable.

27 Days Ago   Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google is launching new voices for Google Assistant in nine countries today, adding a secondary voice option outside the US for the first time.

28 Days Ago   Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tinder may be expanding from matchmaking into original video content. According to Variety, Tinder has developed a lengthy Choose Your Own Adventure-style series about a group of characters facing the end of the world.

28 Days Ago   The latest addition to the Philips Hue smart light system is a small black box that syncs a room full of lights with whatever’s happening on your TV.

29 Days Ago   Google appears to be planning a bunch of updates for Android TV over the next year, including new Assistant features, a major hardware release, and support for its upcoming game streaming service, Stadia.

29 Days Ago   Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon began making changes to its search results last year to prioritize profitability over relevance, according to The Wall Street Journal.

29 Days Ago   Photo by Nilay Patel / The Verge The next generation of Wi-Fi has been trickling out over the past year, but this week, its launch is going to accelerate.

31 Days Ago   The Pixel 4 XL hasn’t been able to stop leaking this week, and now we have yet another set of photos showing off the unannounced, unreleased phone.

33 Days Ago   GIF: GenK The latest Pixel 4 XL leak gives us our first look at Google’s process for setting up facial recognition. It’s broadly similar to Apple’s Face ID setup, involving asking users to spin their head in a circle.

33 Days Ago   Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Anyone who’s tried to preorder an iPhone while living near the East Coast of the United States knows this frustration: being online at 3AM ET in order to make one of the very first purchases, guaranteeing that your phone gets delivered on day one.

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