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Dec 3, 2019 6:10 AM ET

NASA spacecraft finds crash site of Indian lunar lander

iCrowdNewswire - Dec 3, 2019 - A NASA spacecraft in orbit around the Moon spotted the crash site of India’s ill-fated lunar lander, Vikram, which slammed into the Moon’s surface during a landing attempt in September. Images taken by the spacecraft confirm that the lander met an explosive end, revealing the lander’s impact site and the surrounding debris created by the accident. Part of India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission to the Moon, Vikram was supposed to be the first. [more...]

Dec 2, 2019 1:10 PM ET

Pi-rate radio: how to make your own FM station for less than $35

iCrowdNewswire - Dec 2, 2019 - Want to build your own radio station? All you need is a Raspberry Pi and a piece of wire FM radio stations are basically just two things: a transmitter to create the signal, and an antenna to broadcast it, which means that building your own pirate radio station is actually really, really easy. Those FM transmitters you used to use to get music from your iPod on to your car. [more...]

Dec 2, 2019 12:40 PM ET

Sony adds volume controls to its noise-canceling WF-1000XM3 earbuds

iCrowdNewswire - Dec 2, 2019 - Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Sony has released a firmware update for its excellent noise-canceling WF-1000XM3 earbuds that allows you to control volume directly instead of adjusting it with your phone or relying on Siri / Google Assistant. Aside from their lack of sweat resistance, the inability to change volume via the earbuds was among my criticisms when reviewing the 1000XM3s, so it’s good to see Sony rectifying that. I haven’t. [more...]

Dec 2, 2019 12:10 PM ET

Disney+ updated to add missing ‘continue watching’ section

iCrowdNewswire - Dec 2, 2019 - Disney+ has been updated to add a missing “continue watching” section, making it easier to resume content that viewers started watching at an earlier point. It’s a small update — Disney is adding it server-side, so you won’t even have to update your apps — but it’s a useful one that was oddly absent from the service when it launched earlier this month (as spotted by 9to5Google). The feature is available. [more...]

Dec 2, 2019 11:40 AM ET

NASA’s giant ‘Super Guppy’ plane delivers the agency’s spacecraft to Ohio

iCrowdNewswire - Dec 2, 2019 - Transporting a large space capsule around Earth can be a daunting process, but NASA has its own various equipment for such jobs — one of which is a very big plane with a very big belly. Known as the “Super Guppy,” NASA’s cavernous plane is capable of carrying large loads from point A to point B, and the aircraft just transported the space agency’s next-generation passenger spacecraft to Ohio for a round. [more...]

Dec 2, 2019 11:10 AM ET

These are the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals under $40

iCrowdNewswire - Dec 2, 2019 - Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great for saving a lot of money on big-ticket purchases like 4K TVs, gaming consoles, laptops, phones, smartwatches, and more. They’re also great for saving money on tech that didn’t cost a lot to start with. Whether you’re on a budget, or just looking for a gadget or two (or all six of the ones you’ll find. [more...]

Dec 2, 2019 10:40 AM ET

These are the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals under $40

iCrowdNewswire - Dec 2, 2019 - Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great for saving a lot of money on big-ticket purchases like 4K TVs, gaming consoles, laptops, phones, smartwatches, and more. They’re also great for saving money on tech that didn’t cost a lot to start with. Whether you’re on a budget, or just looking for a gadget or two (or all six of the ones you’ll find. [more...]

Dec 2, 2019 10:10 AM ET

Former Go champion beaten by DeepMind retires after declaring AI invincible

iCrowdNewswire - Dec 2, 2019 - Lee Se-dol is seen in 2016 during his matches with the AI program AlphaGo. | Photo: Google / Getty Images The South Korean Go champion Lee Se-dol has retired from professional play, telling Yonhap news agency that his decision was motivated by the ascendancy of AI. “With the debut of AI in Go games, I’ve realized that I’m not at the top even if I become the number one through frantic efforts,” Lee. [more...]

Dec 2, 2019 9:10 AM ET

The best streaming shows and movies to binge-watch this Thanksgiving

iCrowdNewswire - Dec 2, 2019 - Thanksgiving is almost here, and nothing goes quite as well with a weekend off from work and eating huge amounts of food like hours spent digesting on the couch, binge-watching movies and TV shows. Unfortunately, given the massive amount of content available on the myriad streaming platforms, actually finding something that everyone can agree on to watch can be as miserable as whenever someone brings up politics during Thanksgiving dinner. Here are. [more...]

Dec 2, 2019 8:40 AM ET

YouTube, please give me back my old homepage

iCrowdNewswire - Dec 2, 2019 - YouTube rolled out a new layout for its homepage a couple of weeks ago, and I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s made using YouTube feel like an utter chore. Complaining about YouTube product updates is run-of-the-mill online. Little tweaks usher in frustrated sighs as people try to figure out how to get things back to normal. I usually bite my tongue: sprucing up the platform to keep it feeling new. [more...]

Dec 2, 2019 8:10 AM ET

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker script wound up on eBay after John Boyega partied and forgot about it

iCrowdNewswire - Dec 2, 2019 - There are few secrets in Hollywood as sacred as anything involving new Star Warsmovies, which is why when an authentic Rise of Skywalker script ended up on eBay, people at Lucasfilm panicked. Director J.J. Abrams told Entertainment Weekly that an anonymous actor left the script under his bed, a housekeeper found it, and gave it to someone who posted it for sale on eBay. A Disney employee saw it, and purchased the script before anyone else. [more...]

Dec 2, 2019 7:40 AM ET

Wyze’s AI-powered person detection feature will ‘temporarily’ disappear next year

iCrowdNewswire - Dec 2, 2019 - Image: Wyze Wyze’s security cameras will temporarily lose their person detection feature in January 2020 after the AI startup it partnered with on the feature abruptly terminated their agreement. In a post on its forums, Wyze said that its agreement with included a clause allowing the startup to terminate the contract “at any moment without reason.” Although Wyze admits that it has made “mistakes,” it says that the loss of. [more...]

Dec 2, 2019 7:10 AM ET

Google Photos finally lets you manually tag people in pictures

iCrowdNewswire - Dec 2, 2019 - Google is finally adding the ability to manually tag someone in Google Photos, as reported by Android Police, Google confirmed to The Verge. Google Photos has always been able to automatically recognize faces and sort them for you, which makes managing your library far easier than having to tag people manually. But the system misses faces sometimes, and there’s never been a way to correct it. Once this feature rolls out — and. [more...]

Dec 2, 2019 6:40 AM ET

Apple alters Maps and Weather to show Crimea as a Russian territory

iCrowdNewswire - Dec 2, 2019 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge When used within Russia, Apple’s Maps and Weather apps now list Crimea as being a Russian territory. The move, reported by BBC News, is the latest example of Apple kowtowing to a government’s demands to keep its devices and services in good standing. The company faced significant criticism in October for removing the Taiwanese flag emoji from the iOS keyboard in Hong Kong. This latest. [more...]

Dec 2, 2019 6:10 AM ET

DOJ mostly gives up on stopping mobile carriers from ruining eSIM

iCrowdNewswire - Dec 2, 2019 - Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge The Department of Justice has decided not to do anything about wireless carriers’ attempts to turn eSIMs into a way to keep customers locked to their network. It doesn’t entirely rule out taking action against anticompetitive behavior in the future. But for now, the DOJ says it’s going to let the issue go because the industry group behind eSIM is going to — not actually fix. [more...]

Dec 1, 2019 6:40 AM ET

Twitter halts plan to remove inactive accounts until it can memorialize dead users

iCrowdNewswire - Dec 1, 2019 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter has followed up with more details surrounding its plan to remove inactive accounts over the coming months. First, the company says the process “impacts accounts in the EU only, for now.” That important tidbit wasn’t made clear when the news broke on November 26th. But far more important is that Twitter has recognized that it can’t go around deleting accounts until it finds a. [more...]

Dec 1, 2019 6:10 AM ET

Justice Department updates drone policy to require cybersecurity evaluation

iCrowdNewswire - Dec 1, 2019 - Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge On Wednesday, the Justice Department announced an updated drone policy, intended to take the place of a 2015 policy guidance. The new policy maintains a lot of the same language and regulations, with a few key additions addressing concerns about cybersecurity and privacy. The new version of the policy “requires components to evaluate UAS acquisitions for cybersecurity risks, guarding against potential threats to the supply chain and. [more...]

Nov 30, 2019 6:10 AM ET

Samsung’s PlayGalaxy Link is another way to beam PC games to your Galaxy phone

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 30, 2019 - If you’re not quite ready to sign up for a full-fledged cloud gaming service like Google Stadia — and who could blame you? — there are plenty of ways to dip your toe in the streaming game waters for free or cheap. The latest is exclusive to Samsung Galaxy phones, and it’s called PlayGalaxy Link. Like the Steam Link app or Parsec — on which PlayGalaxy is based — you’ll install one client on your Windows. [more...]

Nov 29, 2019 12:10 PM ET

Four reasons social networks gave us to be thankful this year

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 29, 2019 - It’s Thanksgiving here in the United States, and you know what that means: coasting into the holiday weekend on a corny hack premise that we ought to be able to wrap up by lunchtime. (The Interface will return on Monday.) And so, with that in mind, let’s end November on a note of gratitude. Here’s something to be grateful about for each of our big social networks as we close out. [more...]

Nov 29, 2019 11:40 AM ET

This iPhone app will make you nostalgic for the iPod click wheel

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 29, 2019 - An iOS developer is building an iPhone app that will turn the smartphone into an iPod Classic with its nostalgic click wheel. Elvin Hu, a design student at Cooper Union college in New York City, has been working on the project since October, and shared an early look at the app on Twitter yesterday. It essentially turns your iPhone into a fullscreen iPod Classic with a click wheel that includes haptic feedback. [more...]

Nov 29, 2019 11:10 AM ET

These are the best early Black Friday deals you can get today

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 29, 2019 - Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Black Friday officially starts tomorrow, November 29th, but retailers like Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Amazon, and more are making today feel like the party has already started. Compared to other years, we’ve seen more deals (good ones, too) launch earlier than before, specifically right now. There are so many that we thought it was only right to share them with you before you think. [more...]

Nov 29, 2019 10:40 AM ET

How Keith Rankin balances illustration with owning an indie record label

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 29, 2019 - Dayton-raised artist Keith Rankin has an eye for the surreal and an ear for the avant garde. He puts these to good use not only in his professional illustration practice, but also as the co-founder of Orange Milk Records, where he scouts new talent, art directs album packages, and also releases his own music. Rankin knew he would never have a regular job. He was obsessed with drawing and fantasy. [more...]

Nov 29, 2019 10:10 AM ET

Facebook and Instagram back up after big Thanksgiving outages

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 29, 2019 - Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge If you were trying to share Thanksgiving photos on Thursday, you may have noticed that both Facebook and Instagram began suffering intermittent outages earlier today. Just like you might feel after your third helping of turkey and stuffing: they were down, but not quite out. Thankfully, Facebook says it’s restored service to its main social network, as well as Instagram. The photo-sharing. [more...]

Nov 29, 2019 9:40 AM ET

Even Half-Life: Alyx wasn’t enough to convince Xbox boss of console VR

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 29, 2019 - Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images What’s it going to take to convince Xbox boss Phil Spencer to make a VR-compatible Xbox? Earlier this week, Spencer said in an interview with Stevivor that “nobody’s asking for VR” on Microsoft’s consoles, and has followed that up on Twitter by saying that even after playing the highly-anticipated-yet-unreleased VR title Half-Life: Alyx he’s still not convinced. “It’s just not our focus with Scarlett,” tweeted Spencer, referring to the Project Scarlett codename for the. [more...]

Nov 29, 2019 9:40 AM ET

The Roku Ultra is $50 cheaper for Black Friday

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 29, 2019 - The newest, fastest iteration of the Roku Ultra is now half price for Black Friday. You can snag the streaming box, which supports 4K and comes bundled with JBL headphones, for $48 on Amazon right now. The media player typically costs $99. While the 2019 version of the Ultra looks virtually identical to its predecessor, it comes with a few welcome changes beyond the included earbuds. That includes a faster quad-core processor, additional. [more...]

Nov 29, 2019 9:10 AM ET’s Black Friday sale includes deals on The Witcher 3, No Man’s Sky, and more

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 29, 2019 - The Epic Games Store isn’t the only digital PC shop with great deals for Black Friday., best-known for its robust collection of classic games and lack of DRM, is offering discounts on a huge range of games, including excellent indies, old-school RPGs, recent releases like Gris and A Plague Tale: Innocence, and slightly older — but still excellent — titles like No Man’s Sky, Firewatch, and The Witcher 3. There’s a lot to go through —. [more...]

Nov 29, 2019 8:40 AM ET

Original Star Wars trilogy is center of next prestigious Sotheby’s auction

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 29, 2019 - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will mark the final chapter in the Skywalker trilogy, and prestigious British auction house Sotheby’s is marking the occasion with a new event. “Star Wars Online” collects trinkets, art pieces, and classic toys from the original trilogy, spanning between 1977 and 1983. That includes action figures of important characters like Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia from A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of. [more...]

Nov 29, 2019 8:10 AM ET

The best Black Friday 2019 deals on popular 4K TVs, phones, tablets, and more

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 29, 2019 - Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge As you’ve probably seen on The Verge, we’ve been rounding up all of the best Black Friday deals on laptops, truly wireless earbuds, gaming tech, 4K TVs, and plenty of other kinds of tech for the past few weeks. Many well-rated products that our team has reviewed are cheaper than ever, so if you haven’t had a chance to jump into shopping for. [more...]

Nov 29, 2019 7:40 AM ET

1Password is offering an exclusive 50 percent off deal for readers of The Verge

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 29, 2019 - If you’re always forgetting your passwords, or losing the piece of paper you’ve written them on, it may be time to switch to a password manager. A password manager is a great way to keep your accounts secure. It can create strong passwords for you, store them securely, and automatically log you into sites and apps, so you don’t have to go searching for your passwords. 1Password, a password manager that. [more...]

Nov 29, 2019 7:10 AM ET

Today’s the deadline for registering your drone in the UK

iCrowdNewswire - Nov 29, 2019 - Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge From tomorrow, November 30th, it will be illegal to fly a drone weighing over 250g in the UK without being registered, reports BBC News. That makes today the deadline for registration. In order to do so, you’ll need to head over to this page on the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) website where you can register for an operator ID (if you’re responsible for a drone) and flyer. [more...]