MoviePass is using you to ruin the movies

From The Verge. MoviePass announced a movie theater subscription plan that seemed too good to be true in 2018. As it turns out, it was. As the service bled cash, subscribers were actually the ones taking the hit, with their subscriptions being swapped, changed, or even revoked entirely. So while MoviePass isn’t the movie industry’s…

Alexa invades the living room

From The Verge. So how can we get Alexa into our living rooms? Over the past six months, tech companies have been battling it out to connect digital assistants to your TV. Homepod, Google Max, and the Sonos Beam bring quality sound, while the Fire TV Cube and Amazon’s Echo and Dot just want to…

Why artificial intelligence has no common sense

From The Verge. We are surrounded by artificial intelligence. From the Google Home and Amazon Echo, to Facebook’s facial recognition and whatever it is Huawei’s doing. It’s easy to become desensitized to the term and misunderstand the current state of AI we live in. Verge video director Becca Farsace talks to some experts in the…

This is the best phone you can buy right now

From The Verge. Your phone is the most important gadget in your life, so it’s important to pick the right one. The best phone to buy right now is expensive, but it’s worth it for the best overall package. But if that’s not your cup of tea, we have some great alternative picks as well.…

The best all-around gaming laptops of 2018

From The Verge. The new Razer Blade 15 is probably the best gaming laptop on the market…. but it’s not the only great thin-and-light gaming laptop out there. MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte, and others are creating new laptops capable of gaming performance while also working as acceptable productivity machines. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook:…

Oppo Find X: 3 pop-up cameras, no notch

From The Verge. The new Oppo Find X takes a unique approach to fit a big screen in a small frame: it’s hidden the entire camera assembly in a motorized, slide-up assembly that pops up and disappears as necessary. Its 6.4-inch OLED display stretches all the way to the top of the phone and curves…

How to make a smart home for $200

From The Verge. How can you start making your home a little smarter? Here are some first steps you can take to start building smart tech into your home for under $200. We went with the Google Home, Philips Hue, Chromecast Audio, and TP-Link Kasa, but there’s a whole lot more you can do. Subscribe:…

Nintendo E3 2018 press conference in 5 minutes

From The Verge. Nintendo’s E3 keynote focused more on soon to be released titles that people will actually be able to play in the coming months like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Party, and Pokémon: Let’s Go! rather than offering updates on no-shows announced last year like Metroid Prime 4. If you missed the presentation,…

Sony PlayStation E3 2018 press conference in 10 minutes

From The Verge. The 2018 Sony PlayStation press conference was almost entirely dedicated to four upcoming games that we already know about: The Last of Us Part II, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima, and Insomniac’s Spider-Man. But while it wasn’t as packed as in year’s past, it did offer some deep looks at some excellent games. It was also…

Net neutrality is dead, now what?

From The Verge. The FCC’s Net Neutrality rollback officially went into effect on June 11th, clearing the way for paid prioritization and lots of other sketchy behavior from telecom companies. So what does the internet look like without net neutrality rules? Here’s where you can see which members of the House have signed on to…

Microsoft Xbox E3 2018 press conference in 16 minutes

From The Verge. Microsoft had its big E3 showcase today to show off everything Xbox, and it wasn’t short on big reveals. There’s a new Halo, multiple Gears of War games, and a multitude of trailers for everything from Kingdom Hearts III to Fallout 76. If you didn’t manage to catch the show, you can…

The BEST smart security camera

From The Verge. Like so many gadgets of the past half-decade, security cameras have gotten smart thanks to advances in artificial intelligence. Almost all of the mainstream ones do motion detection, and some can differentiate between people and pets and even perform real-time facial recognition. But how smart do you need your camera to be?…

Moto Z3 Play: A mid-range phone with flagship flair

From The Verge. The Motorola Z3 Play phone gives the battery-friendly smartphone line much of what it needs to stay current. It features dual, rear-facing cameras, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a bigger screen. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGc Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XTWX61 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines:…

Tesla’s in trouble and Elon Musk is making it worse

From The Verge. Tesla CEO Elon Musk faced major scrutiny during the company’s annual shareholder meeting on June 5th. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGc Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XTWX61 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Subscribe to Verge Science on YouTube, a new home base for our explorations into…

This is the best USB-C hub

From The Verge. USB-C is a complicated standard, and if you’ve got a new USB-C laptop, you’ll probably want an external hub to get back some of the ports you’re missing, like HDMI, Ethernet, USB Type-A, and SD card slots. We tried a bunch of hubs, considering things like charging speed, ports, design, and cost…