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2 Days Ago   Graphic by William Joel / The Verge MoviePass, the subscription service that spent enormous amounts of venture capitalists’ money subsidizing movie tickets in a bid to upend the theater business model, is officially shutting down on September 14th.

2 Days Ago   Photo by Michael Brochstein / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images National grocery chain Whole Foods, which is owned by multibillion-dollar corporation Amazon, is cutting medical benefits for hundreds of part-time employees, Business Insider reported today.

2 Days Ago   If you’ve ever owned an Apple Watch or sat across from someone wearing one, you’re likely familiar with the inescapable social faux pas that is checking the time.

4 Days Ago   Fortnite fans perusing Twitch for their favorite streamers to watch have been running into an issue for the past couple of weeks: almost all of the biggest names in the community are playing a different game.

4 Days Ago   Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple held its annual iPhone extravaganza at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino yesterday, and while there were some surprises, those of us privy to the Apple rumor mill saw mostly what we were expecting.

5 Days Ago   Image: Apple One of the understated components of Apple’s iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro is the new U1 chip. It didn’t get a prominent callout onstage at today’s announcement event, but it will underpin what Apple says are “amazing new capabilities” coming to iOS devices in the future, including a more accurate, directional version of AirDrop coming with iOS 13.

5 Days Ago   Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple today squeezed in a surprise product announcement during its typical iPhone and Apple Watch-focused event: a new iPad.

6 Days Ago   Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Instagram has a security flaw in the way it handles posts on accounts that have been set to private, BuzzFeed reported today.

6 Days Ago   Image: Extremely OK Games The excellent indie game Celeste is coming to an end. Today sees the launch of the game’s first, and final, expansion, appropriately titled Farewell.

9 Days Ago   Image: Best Buy Best Buy has quietly announced that the mobile app platform for controlling its Insignia brand of smart home devices will be shutting down on November 6th.

9 Days Ago   Image: Respawn Apex Legends developer Respawn included a rather unique request in an invite to its upcoming season 3 preview for the battle royale game: skilled players only.

9 Days Ago   Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge Data scraped from an exposed Facebook database containing user phone numbers and information that linked those phone numbers to names and other profile information has popped back up in a separate online repository, even after the initial database was mysteriously pulled offline, according to a report last night from CNET.

10 Days Ago   Image: Briggo Taiwanese manufacturing giant Foxconn is expanding its controversial Wisconsin presence with automated coffee robots. The manufacturer, known best for helping create the world’s most popular electronics devices predominantly in its Chinese factories, today announced a partnership with a Texas-based company called Briggo, which makes automated coffee dispensers the size of modest mall kiosks mostly for airports and corporate offices.

10 Days Ago   Illustration by Alex Castro and Grayson Blackmon / The Verge It seems like every few days there’s another example of a convincing deepfake going viral or another free, easy-to-use piece of software (some even made for mobile) that can generate convincing video or audio that’s designed to trick someone into believing a piece of virtual artifice is real.

10 Days Ago   Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google today announced that it is open-sourcing its so-called differential privacy library, an internal tool the company uses to securely draw insights from datasets that contain the private and sensitive personal information of its users.

11 Days Ago   Photo: Nintendo Nintendo hosted yet another highly anticipated Direct presentation this evening, detailing new games for its Switch console, new details about high-profile upcoming titles, and some welcome new software add-ons to its Switch Online subscription service.

12 Days Ago   Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Chinese drone juggernaut DJI has made substantial adjustments to pricing and availability on its product lineup in response to increased tariffs on Chinese goods imposed by the Trump administration.

12 Days Ago   Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google says it’s hard at work resolving an issue that allows malicious third parties to hijack your Google Calendar with unremovable spam invites.

12 Days Ago   Illustration by Alex Castro US regulatory authorities are preparing to announce a new antitrust probe into Google as soon as next week, according to a new report from The Washington Post.

23 Days Ago   Image: Disney Disney’s upcoming Disney+ streaming service is shaping up to be quite the deal. According to CNET, the service will launch on November 12th with support for four simultaneous streams and 4K included, all for the base price of $6.99 a month.

23 Days Ago   Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Earlier this week, YouTube quietly announced a policy change to its treatment of videos targeted toward minors and young children.

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