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3 Days Ago   If you put a virtual work of art in the real world for everyone to see — say, a beautiful sculpture in a park — you wouldn’t want it to disappear overnight.

4 Days Ago   Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The rumor mill was remarkably right. On Tuesday, Apple revealed practically everything we expected it to reveal at its “By Innovation Only” iPhone 11 event.

5 Days Ago   Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge It’s no secret that Apple’s been quietly trying to build an augmented reality headset. Over the past several years, Apple has hired, acquired, attempted to patent and repeatedly talked up the idea — Apple CEO Tim Cook called AR as big an idea as the smartphone, and reportedly had 1,000 engineers working on the tech in 2017.

5 Days Ago   Apple has revealed the chip that will power its new 2019 iPhones: the A13 Bionic. And as you’d expect, the company is wasting no time in explaining that it’s the most powerful silicon ever to grace the inside of a smartphone — just as it has every year for the past three years.

6 Days Ago   If you want to see how many words you’ve typed in a Google Docs document right now, you currently gotta select that from a drop-down menu first: Tools > Word Count.

6 Days Ago   Photo by James Bareham / The Verge With less than 24 hours remaining until Apple reveals the iPhone 11 — or whatever they might be named — two of the most trusted sources of Apple rumors are backing away from their predictions that the new iPhones will include reverse wireless charging that would let the Apple phone top up AirPods in a wireless charging case.

10 Days Ago   Medium has become a popular place for people who don’t run their own websites to post long essays and scathing exposes, in addition to producing some original journalism, all in an elegant interface that lends itself to longform reading.

11 Days Ago   Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Amazon looks set to release a new Fire TV Cube and a host of new “Fire TV Edition” devices soon — as well as what could be the first OLED Fire TV television set.

12 Days Ago   You’ve had the ability since October, and in June they made it official, but it’s only today that Mozilla’s Firefox web browser will protect your privacy by blocking third-party tracking software for all its users by default — theoretically keeping companies from keeping tabs on your online activity and potentially selling it to others.

17 Days Ago   Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images for Discovery Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is wildly outspoken, and he’s never been shy to criticize the company he helped build.

18 Days Ago   Photo by James Bareham / The Verge We’re just two weeks away from September 10th, the day Apple is likely to announce the iPhone 11 to the world — which means there isn’t much time to finish its iOS 13 operating system before launch.

19 Days Ago   Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Telegram’s cryptocurrency— the Gram — may be going public after all. The encrypted messaging app company plans to deliver “the first batches” of the coin in the next two months, according to a report at The New York Times.

26 Days Ago   We’ve called SimpliSafe the best home security system you can install yourself — and while there’s a reported vulnerability we now need to test, I’m pretty sure existing owners will want to hear about the company’s latest product: the SimpliSafe Smart Lock.

26 Days Ago   The OnePlus TV is coming next month, founder Pete Lau revealed today — just one year after the phonemaker first announced it would build a TV set.

27 Days Ago   Microsoft’s xCloud service, running Halo on a phone. | Photo by Nick Statt / The Verge See the photo above? That’s not Nvidia — it’s Microsoft’s xCloud, streaming Halo to an Android phone from remote internet servers powered by AMD GPUs.

27 Days Ago   Thinking of buying a new pre-built desktop gaming PC? Dell has a pair you might want to peek: the new Alienware Aurora R9 and Dell G5 Desktop, starting at $970 and $630 this week.

31 Days Ago   Sean O’Kane You can buy an electric scooter. You can rent an electric scooter. And of course, you can pick one up off a crowded street.

32 Days Ago   Just like every other tech company that got caught with its hand in the cookie jar this year — hey there, Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook — we recently learned that Microsoft had been quietly letting human contractors listen to your Skype translations and Cortana voice recordings.

33 Days Ago   This might seem like common sense: if your 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina Display is a fire risk, you can’t bring it on an airplane. But Bloomberg is reporting that the FAA is taking the extra step of explicitly banning select recalled MacBook Pros from being brought aboard as cargo or carry-ons — seemingly singling out these devices like it did with the infamous Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone.

33 Days Ago   “He wants to be known as the TV Santa Claus. I don’t know,” one homeowner told Virginia ABC affiliate WTVR-TV. So begins the tale of a human who literally stuck a giant television on his or her head so they could bring joy to the world in the form of unwanted TV sets.

38 Days Ago   Photo by Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge Intel is embarking on a branding effort that’s designed to make it easier for consumers to choose a laptop that achieves a minimum set of requirements for battery life and speed.

39 Days Ago   Photo by Thomas Ricker / The Verge The writing’s on the wall. Heck, it’s been on the wall for eight months: Samsung is done including a headphone jack in its flagship smartphones, meaning they’re not going to work with your legacy audio devices unless you carry a USB-C dongle.

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45 Days Ago   Photo by Sean Hollister / The Verge After years of delays and false starts, Intel is finally shipping its first batch of 10nm processors to the world, the company announced last week.

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