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Oct 19, 2019 7:10 AM ET

Master & Dynamic’s new MW07 Plus earbuds boast improved battery life and active noise cancellation

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 19, 2019 - Plus, there’s a new less expensive option that’s only slightly dialed down in terms of capabilities Master & Dynamic has two new sets of truly wireless earbuds for 2019: the MW07 Plus, a direct follow-up to last year’s MW07, and the MW07 Go, a brand-new $199 entry that will appeal to those who are looking for a slightly more affordable set of wireless earbuds. The MW07 Plus buds headline M&D’s pair. [more...]

Oct 18, 2019 1:10 PM ET

Come see The Interface live in San Francisco

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 18, 2019 - The Interface is hosting its first live event on October 22nd at Manny’s in San Francisco. Verge Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton will be speaking to misinformation researcher Renee DiResta about Facebook’s efforts to shore up its defenses ahead of the 2020 election as well as the toll that policing the platform has on the contractor workforce that is largely responsible for it. DiResta is a 2019 Mozilla Fellow in media, misinformation, and trust who. [more...]

Oct 18, 2019 12:40 PM ET

Virgin Galactic shows off the suits its customers will wear during joyrides to space

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 18, 2019 - Photo by Steven Counts / Virgin Galactic This morning, space tourism venture Virgin Galactic showed off a line of custom Under Armour-designed flight suits that the company’s customers will wear on their short trips to suborbital space. Dancers showed off the suits’ flexibility inside an indoor skydiving chamber in Yonkers, New York on Tuesday. During the presentation, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson also unveiled his own custom suit. Branson’s jacket features. [more...]

Oct 18, 2019 12:10 PM ET

How much will it take for these new giant pokémon to crush me?

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 18, 2019 - Pokémon Sword and Shield are upping their big boi quota with new Gigantamax forms. Pikachu, Eevee, Charizard, Meowth, and Butterfree have been supersized with special abilities to suit players who don’t want to just humiliate opponents through normal victory, but literally make them feel impossibly small. Once in Gigantamax form, each pokémon gets a G-Max move, like the ability to damage opponents past a single turn or paralyze opponents. Before you get too excited,. [more...]

Oct 18, 2019 11:40 AM ET

Motorola’s Moto G8 Plus leaks with triple rear cameras and a 4,000mAh battery

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 18, 2019 - Image: WinFuture Images and details about Motorola’s unannounced Moto G8 Plus have leaked online, giving us a hint of what to expect from the budget device. WinFuturereports that the G8 Plus will feature a triple-camera array on its rear, and it will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor powered by a 4,000mAh battery. The phone’s three rear cameras will reportedly consist of a 48-megapixel main camera, a 16-megapixel 117-degree wide angle camera, and. [more...]

Oct 18, 2019 11:10 AM ET

How the Pixelbook Go compares to other Chromebooks

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 18, 2019 - After two years without releasing a new laptop, Google has finally announced the Pixelbook Go, a 13.3-inch Chromebook that starts at $649. Based on my colleague Dieter Bohn’s hands-on, it seems pretty good, and it’s a lot cheaper than the $999 Pixelbook. So now that there’s a midrange Pixelbook, it could be much harder to pick which one of the many Chromebooks should be your next laptop. If you’re looking for recommendations, Dieter’s got. [more...]

Oct 18, 2019 10:40 AM ET

Analogue Pocket is a gorgeous, modern handheld for playing your old Game Boy games

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 18, 2019 - Analogue is known for creating sleek and modern takes on classic video game consoles, and now it’s moving into the world of portables. Today, the company announced the Analogue Pocket, which is essentially the most advanced Game Boy ever made. The gorgeous device has the form factor of the original Game Boy and can play cartridges from the GB, GBC, and GBA — that’s more than 2,700 games — with a. [more...]

Oct 18, 2019 10:10 AM ET

Twitch CEO Emmett Shear on how moderation creates communities

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 18, 2019 - Twitch is bigger than it’s ever been, and here’s how it’s going to change At this year’s TwitchCon in San Diego — a celebratory, over-the-top affair that brought in streamers and fans from all over the world — I sat down with Twitch CEO Emmett Shear who co-founded the first iteration of the site and who’s been steering the ship ever since 2011. Twitch has become the most popular live-streaming. [more...]

Oct 18, 2019 9:40 AM ET

How Apple Arcade mystery Tangle Tower was translated into more than a dozen languages

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 18, 2019 - When Apple Arcade launched last month, it included a lineup of more than 70 games, with a number of standout hits like Card of Darkness and Sayonara Wild Hearts. For players, it was a great deal: $4.99 a month for interesting new releases from some of the most exciting game developers around. But there’s another notable aspect of Apple Arcade beyond the scale and quality of the games. One of Apple’s requirements is. [more...]

Oct 18, 2019 9:10 AM ET

Hulu is giving customers much more control over its recommendations

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 18, 2019 - Image: Hulu Not long after rolling out a long-awaited feature (offline downloads), Hulu is today announcing a slew of improvements to the experience of actually usingHulu. First up, it’s changing the method by which subscribers give feedback on the service’s recommendations. Hulu is introducing a like and dislike system, letting you give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to individual movies and TV shows that the algorithm suggests. Disliking a piece of content. [more...]

Oct 18, 2019 8:40 AM ET

Libra keyboard design will be changed to avoid Brydge patent, creator says

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 18, 2019 - The Libra keyboard connected to an iPad Pro. | Photo: Sam Byford / The Verge The team behind the Libra keyboard says it will change the product’s hinge design to avoid a patent owned by Brydge, which is known for making iPad keyboard attachments. Libra’s creator, Sentis, said it “would like to apologize publicly” in response to Brydge’s complaint, and that it does not expect product delays because of the redesign. But. [more...]

Oct 18, 2019 8:10 AM ET

Feds arrest hundreds in takedown of massive child porn operation

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 18, 2019 - A United States grand jury has indicted the alleged operator of a massive child pornography website, as law enforcement arrested hundreds more in a global crackdown. More than 300 arrested and charged Justice Department prosecutors said in a statement today that a 23-year-old South Korean man, Jong Woo Son, was indicted for running Welcome To Video, which officials described as the largest market for child exploitation by “volume of content.” In the. [more...]

Oct 18, 2019 7:40 AM ET

The FCC has voted to approve the T-Mobile-Sprint merger

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 18, 2019 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission formally approved the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, an FCC official told The Verge. The vote comes months after the Justice Department greenlit the deal. In May, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai first signaled that he would vote to approve the merger after the commission and the companies struck a deal that Republicans believed would help foster a faster 5G rollout.. [more...]

Oct 18, 2019 7:10 AM ET

Volvo unveils its first fully electric car — and a bold pledge to go carbon-neutral

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 18, 2019 - Image: Volvo ‘With concrete actions, more than symbolic pledges, maybe we can bring sustainability.’ Volvo promised it would release its first all-electric vehicle by 2019, and lo and behold, today’s the day. The Swedish company unveiled the all-electric XC40 Recharge at a splashy event in Los Angeles with a whole slew of futuristic features, including an infotainment system built on Google’s new embedded Android Automotive software. Calling climate change “a real. [more...]

Oct 18, 2019 6:40 AM ET

Ever buy an AMD FX eight-core CPU in California? You may be owed up to $300

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 18, 2019 - Live in California? Or, perhaps, do you buy computer processors directly from Did you ever pay for an AMD FX-8120, 8150, 8320, 8350, 8370, 9370, or 9590 processor? If so, you can now submit a claim for up to $300 per CPU. That’s because in August, AMD agreed to pay a $12.1 million class action settlement to nix a question that had been dodging it for years: whether it falsely advertised its Bulldozer. [more...]

Oct 18, 2019 6:10 AM ET

Blizzard bans three college Hearthstone players for Hong Kong protest sign

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 18, 2019 - Blizzard has suspended three college Hearthstone players for six months after they held up a sign that read “Free Hong Kong, Boycott Blizz” while participating in an official competition stream. The ban, which was first reported by VICE Games, comes just over a week after Blizzard suspended a professional Hearthstone player, Ng “Blitzchung” Wai Chung for six months. Chung was suspended for showing support for Hong Kong protesters in an interview after Hearthstone’s Grandmaster tournament. The incident led. [more...]

Oct 17, 2019 1:10 PM ET

Primavera Sound festival switches to mobile-only tickets to combat bots and scalping

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 17, 2019 - Image: Rolf Klatt Popular Barcelona festival Primavera Sound has become the first major music festival to completely ditch paper tickets in favor of mobile-only ticketing, as reported by the BBC. It’s partnered with digital ticketing platform Dice, which will service Primavera Sound and all other Primavera events, like Primavera tours and the club night Nitsa at Sala Apolo, in Barcelona, starting in 2020. The hope is that using Dice will curtail. [more...]

Oct 17, 2019 12:40 PM ET

Skydio has a motorized charging box to make its self-flying drone truly autonomous

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 17, 2019 - Skydio makes one of the most incredible drones on the market, and while we haven’t gotten to review the new Skydio 2 yet, the tiny California startup is already setting its ambitions higher than prosumers and videographers. For industrial and commercial entities, it wants to remove humans from the equation entirely, letting them rely on its obstacle-dodging, self-flying technology for automated mapping and surveillance. To that end, it’s announcing the Skydio 2 Dock,. [more...]

Oct 17, 2019 12:10 PM ET

Google reportedly won’t sell Pixel 4 in India due to Motion Sense radar spectrum issues

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 17, 2019 - Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verg Google’s recently announced Pixel 4 is reportedly skipping out on a launch in India — one of the largest phone markets in the world — due to a spectrum licensing issue with the Motion Sense radar technology that powers the phone’s gesture and face unlocking features, according to NDTV’s Gadgets360. Per the report, the problem is that Motion Sense (previously known as Project Soli) works. [more...]

Oct 17, 2019 11:40 AM ET

The creators of Billions are making a TV show about Uber

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 17, 2019 - Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge The story of Uber’s messy, meteoric transformation from tech startup to dominant player in the global transportation industry is being developed into a limited television series by the co-creators and showrunners of good television show Billions. The new show will be adapted from New York Times reporter Mike Isaac’s recent book, Super Pumped, and it will focus on former Uber CEO and founder Travis Kalanick. If the series. [more...]

Oct 17, 2019 11:10 AM ET

How to check which version of Chrome OS you’re running

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 17, 2019 - Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge I recently picked up a Chromebook that hadn’t been used for a while in order to try out a relatively new Chrome OS feature: virtual desktops. But when I hit the key that was supposed to bring those desktops up on my screen, I didn’t see anything. I did some checking around, and I found that the feature was expected to be available. [more...]

Oct 17, 2019 10:40 AM ET

Netflix won’t ‘shy away from taking bold swings’ as streaming competition heats up

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 17, 2019 - Ore Huiying/Getty Images It turns out Stranger Things isn’t just a popular show, but a key player in Netflix’s growth. Netflix bounced back from a disastrous second quarter, adding 6.8 million subscribers and bringing in $5.2 billion in revenue over the past three months, up from 6 million subscribers and $4 billion the same time last year. The company now has more than 158 million subscribers worldwide. The numbers suggest that Netflix is seeing a. [more...]

Oct 17, 2019 10:10 AM ET

Lawmaker who helps fund NASA questions the agency’s need to get to the Moon by 2024

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 17, 2019 - An influential member of Congress has expressed doubt over NASA’s ambitious plans to put humans on the Moon by 2024, arguing that 2028 might be a safer time frame for the next lunar landing. The concern seemingly spells trouble for NASA’s Artemis program, which may now be in jeopardy of not receiving the funding it needs from lawmakers. In a hearing on Wednesday, Rep. José Serrano (D-NY), chairman of the. [more...]

Oct 17, 2019 9:40 AM ET

This live stream of a whale skeleton getting eaten is metal as hell

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 17, 2019 - An ocean exploration team just discovered a whale skeleton on the seafloor, and it’s live-streaming the bone-eating worms and other critters gnawing away at what’s left of the carcass. “What an amazing find in preparation for Halloween,” one of the scientists on board the ship said during the broadcast. Even in death, the whale has a lot to give to its fellow sea creatures. When it dies, its remains — called. [more...]

Oct 17, 2019 9:10 AM ET

Netflix says Stranger Things’ third season is record-breaking, but what does that mean?

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 17, 2019 - There’s no question that Stranger Things is one of Netflix’s most popular shows, but we have to question whether it’s as record-breaking as Netflix claims. The company reported in its third-quarter earnings that Stranger Things’ third seasonis “the most watched season to date,” with “64 million member households” watching it within the first month of its release. Netflix isn’t exactly forthcoming about how it collects those numbers. In the past, the company has said. [more...]

Oct 17, 2019 8:40 AM ET

Google’s Stadia wireless controller won’t be very wireless at launch

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 17, 2019 - Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge You’ll probably be plugging in Google’s wireless Stadia controller when the cloud gaming service launches on November 19th. While it’ll work wirelessly while playing Stadia on a Chromecast Ultra, you’ll have to plug in a USB-C cable to use it with computers or phones at launch, Google tells The Verge. When Google first showed off the controller in March, the company touted how you could seamlessly. [more...]

Oct 17, 2019 8:10 AM ET

Apple’s iOS 13 is running on 50 percent of all iPhones after three weeks

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 17, 2019 - Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple’s iOS 13 update may have been riddled with bugs over the course of its first few weeks post-release, but that hasn’t had a meaningful impact on user adoption. According to the company, more than 50 percent of all iPhones were running iOS 13 just 26 days after launch. That’s slower than iOS 12, which took just 23 days to hit 50 percent, but. [more...]

Oct 17, 2019 6:40 AM ET

Mark Zuckerberg is delivering a free speech manifesto tomorrow

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 17, 2019 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will deliver an “unfiltered take” on freedom of speech tomorrow via live Facebook video. “I’ve been writing a speech about my views on voice and free expression that I’m giving tomorrow,” Zuckerberg wrote. “It’s the most comprehensive take I’ve written about my views, why I believe voice is important, how giving people voice and bringing people together go hand in. [more...]

Oct 17, 2019 6:10 AM ET

Yahoo will delete all Yahoo Groups content on December 14th

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 17, 2019 - Image: Yahoo Yahoo Groups, like much of Yahoo, are a relic of a previous internet age. Although they aren’t widely used now, groups once served as a watering hole for discussion on wonderfully niche interests, such as TV show fan communities and extremely geeky computing topics — almost like Reddit does now. Looking through the directory today, you can still find groups with thousands of members, and some groups have been active as recently. [more...]

Oct 16, 2019 10:10 AM ET

Apple’s macOS Catalina update is coming today

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 16, 2019 - Image: Apple Apple will today release macOS 10.15 Catalina, the latest major update to the company’s Mac operating system. Catalina marks the end of iTunes as a fixture on Macs, with the app now broken into separate apps for Apple Music, Podcasts, and Apple TV. Everything iTunes did should be available across these new, streamlined apps. Device syncing for iPhones and iPads has been moved to the Finder. The new. [more...]