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Some Nest thermostats can no longer connect to the internet, so Google is replacing them.
Jul 28, 2020 7:13 AM ET

Some Nest thermostats can no longer connect to the internet, so Google is replacing them.

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 28, 2020 - Photo by Jake Kastrenakes / The Verge Some users of Nest thermostats can no longer control the devices remotely, and the issue is forcing Google to replace the devices entirely if otherwise standard troubleshooting fails. The issue, which began popping up on Nest forums as early as last November and racking up more than 200 responses, is known as the “w5 error,” and it disables remote control of the company’s thermostats. Controlling. [more...]

Apple’s Macs might get Face ID, as potentially revealed by code in macOS Big Sur.
Jul 28, 2020 6:41 AM ET

Apple’s Macs might get Face ID, as potentially revealed by code in macOS Big Sur.

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 28, 2020 - Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge Many iPhone and iPad models let you unlock your device with your face using Face ID, but on a Mac, you still need to type in your password, set up your Apple Watch to auto unlock your Mac, or, depending on what model of Mac you have, use your fingerprint with Touch ID. But code reportedly discovered in the latest beta of macOS. [more...]

A new Oculus Quest has seemingly leaked from every angle, and it might launch soon
Jul 28, 2020 6:15 AM ET

A new Oculus Quest has seemingly leaked from every angle, and it might launch soon

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 28, 2020 - Image: WalkingCat on Twitter Earlier this week, we got our first look at what appeared to be a new Oculus Quest virtual reality headset thanks to an apparent marketing image shared on Twitter. Since then, more images — including ones of the device in the wild, and a rumored release date — have appeared online, indicating the headset could launch soon. The new images posted on Friday reinforce that this new Quest may. [more...]

You can now boot a Windows 95 PC inside Minecraft and play Doom on it.
Jul 27, 2020 3:43 PM ET

You can now boot a Windows 95 PC inside Minecraft and play Doom on it.

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - uDrunkMate on Reddit If you’ve ever wanted to build a real and working Windows 95 PC inside Minecraft, now is the time. A new VM Computers mod has been created for Minecraft that allows players to order computer parts from a satellite orbiting around a Minecraft world and build a computer that actually boots Windows 95 and a variety of other operating systems. The mod uses VirtualBox, free and open-source virtual machine software, to run operating systems like Windows. [more...]

How Fox Sports will use virtual fans created in Unreal Engine to fill empty stadiums in MLB broadcasts.
Jul 27, 2020 3:11 PM ET

How Fox Sports will use virtual fans created in Unreal Engine to fill empty stadiums in MLB broadcasts.

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - Baseball is back. But the MLB will look a little different in the COVID-19 world, with empty stadiums full of silent cardboard cutouts instead of thousands of screaming fans in an effort to avoid spreading the virus. That is unless you’re watching on Fox Sports. Starting this weekend, the network will not only be piping in fake fan audio, but it’ll also be filling the stands with digitally rendered fans for its. [more...]

PowerA’s Nano Enhanced is a smaller, mostly great take on the Switch Pro controller
Jul 27, 2020 2:40 PM ET

PowerA’s Nano Enhanced is a smaller, mostly great take on the Switch Pro controller

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - A nice fit for small hands or if you just want a more portable on-the-go controller Nintendo’s Switch Pro controller is fantastic, but it’s also kind of big. If you struggle to get a good grip on it or if you simply want a smaller controller to tuck into your bag, PowerA’s new Nano Enhanced wireless controller for the Switch (also compatible with Windows 10) is a good solution. It’s. [more...]

An Instagram bug showed a ‘camera on’ indicator for iOS 14 devices even when users weren’t taking photos.
Jul 27, 2020 2:19 PM ET

An Instagram bug showed a ‘camera on’ indicator for iOS 14 devices even when users weren’t taking photos.

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In the latest instance of iOS 14’s beta mode tattling on unexpected app behavior, some users reported that they were seeing the green “camera on” indicator while using Instagram when they were just scrolling through their feeds, not taking a photo or video. Casually browsing Instagram when suddenly the new iOS 14 camera/microphone indicator comes on. Then control panel ratted out the app. [more...]

Antivirus: A weekly digest of the latest COVID-19 research
Jul 27, 2020 1:38 PM ET

Antivirus: A weekly digest of the latest COVID-19 research

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - Test tubes filled with blood samples, awaiting antibody tests in Amsterdam in July | Photo by Robin Utrecht/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images On January 8th, I asked The Verge’s science team to keep an eye on early reports of a new virus that had recently emerged in China. When I dropped an article about that new virus from The Washington Post in Slack, someone joked that 2020 was off to a strong start, clearly jinxing. [more...]

Antitrust hearing with CEOs of Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple rescheduled to Wednesday
Jul 27, 2020 1:17 PM ET

Antitrust hearing with CEOs of Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple rescheduled to Wednesday

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A congressional hearing with the chief executives of Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple has been rescheduled for noon Eastern time on Wednesday. Originally scheduled for Monday, the hearing was bumped back a few days to allow members of Congress to pay respects to the late Rep. John Lewis, who died July 17th. Lewis will lie in state at the US Capitol next week. The House. [more...]

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 app reveals gestures for muting sounds, snapping photos.
Jul 27, 2020 12:36 PM ET

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 app reveals gestures for muting sounds, snapping photos.

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 app has arrived in the Play Store, and a look at its features shows new gestures to silence alarms, take a picture, or answer an incoming call, 9to5Google reported (via XDA Developers) Rotating your wrist while wearing the watch will allow you to mute alarms as well as incoming calls, and clenching and unclenching your fist will answer a call. To take. [more...]

Amazon won’t stream any New York Yankees games this season after all.
Jul 27, 2020 12:15 PM ET

Amazon won’t stream any New York Yankees games this season after all.

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images With Major League Baseball’s season shortened to just 60 games this year, Amazon won’t be broadcasting any New York Yankees games this season, Bloomberg reported. Amazon was slated to stream 21 Yankees games beginning April 17th with several high-profile games —including three against the Boston Red Sox— on the list. Amazon Prime members in New York state, northeast Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and central New Jersey would have been able to. [more...]

Elon Musk says his Twitter DMs are mostly for swapping memes
Jul 27, 2020 11:44 AM ET

Elon Musk says his Twitter DMs are mostly for swapping memes

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - In a free-wheeling interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his Twitter direct messages are mostly made up of memes, and he isn’t overly worried about them being hacked. Musk’s was one of more than 100 high-profile Twitter accounts compromised as part of a July 15th Bitcoin scam. The company has said the attackers may have downloaded the private direct messages and personal information of some people in the process, although. [more...]

Apple starts making first flagship iPhone in India.
Jul 27, 2020 11:13 AM ET

Apple starts making first flagship iPhone in India.

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple manufacturer Foxconn has started building iPhone 11 units in a facility near Chennai in India, TechCrunch reported, the first time Apple has made one of its top-tier phones in that country. Apple has manufactured lower-priced iPhone models in India since 2017, and reportedly has been considering moving production of its more premium modelsthere for some time. India was the second-biggest smartphone market in the world in 2019,. [more...]

TikTok will block QAnon hashtags but won’t remove related videos
Jul 27, 2020 10:46 AM ET

TikTok will block QAnon hashtags but won’t remove related videos

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok has blocked several hashtags related to the QAnon conspiracy theory, but won’t be removing the videos using the hashtags from its platform, the BBC reported. The video sharing app has blocked the terms “QAnon,” “QAnonTruth” and the related phrase “Out of Shadows,” which are used by QAnon believers. But as the BBC reports, the QAnon videos themselves could still appear among TikTok’s For You. [more...]

Apple’s AirPods Pro are on sale for $200 at Staples.
Jul 27, 2020 10:15 AM ET

Apple’s AirPods Pro are on sale for $200 at Staples.

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Staples is running an incredible sale on Apple’s AirPods Pro earbuds, bringing the retail price down to $200, or $50 off its usual $250 price tag. This the best deal we have seen yet for Apple’s flagship true wireless earbuds. Unlike its sibling, the AirPods, which has a hard plastic “one size fits most” design, the AirPods Pro design is an in-ear construction and with. [more...]

Those fake baseball fans are creeping people out
Jul 27, 2020 9:41 AM ET

Those fake baseball fans are creeping people out

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - Does a non-cardboard person get this excited for Cleveland’s baseball team? | Photo by Joe Sargent/MLB Photos via Getty Images As part of an attempt to make Major League Baseball games in this weird, coronavirus-shortened season seem as close to normal as possible, Fox Sports decided to create virtual fans, digital versions of cheering people who would react to the games broadcast on Fox the way real fans do. Let’s just say. [more...]

Look at this cool LED face mask made by a fashion entrepreneur.
Jul 27, 2020 9:14 AM ET

Look at this cool LED face mask made by a fashion entrepreneur.

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - Chelsea Klukas/ Lumen Couture At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, fashion designer Chelsea Klukas of Lumen Couture was planning to make some standard cloth face masks for friends. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing homemade face coverings to prevent the spread of the virus. Lumen Couture has an entire line of tech-enabled fashion, including dresses, hoodies, and costumes, and Klukas shifted to masks when in-person events were being canceled and. [more...]

Report suggests local election officials’ emails could be at risk for phishing attempts
Jul 27, 2020 8:40 AM ET

Report suggests local election officials’ emails could be at risk for phishing attempts

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images Many election officials across the US are using email systems that could make them more susceptible to phishing attempts, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal. Area 1 Security found less than 20 percent of 10,000 state and local election administrations had advanced anti-phishing controls in place, and about 666 of the election officials were relying on personal email addresses for election-related matters.. [more...]

Garmin services struggle back to life after reported ransomware attack.
Jul 27, 2020 8:17 AM ET

Garmin services struggle back to life after reported ransomware attack.

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - Garmin’s smartwatches are syncing again. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Garmin services appear to be coming online after having been down since late Wednesday from an apparent ransomware attack. Garmin Connect, the service that lets runners, swimmers, and athletes of all sorts obsessively track their performance measured by Garmin wearables, is now syncing data again, The Verge can confirm. All of our activity data collected since Wednesday is now visible in the. [more...]

This is what a deepfake voice clone used in a failed fraud attempt sounds like
Jul 27, 2020 7:40 AM ET

This is what a deepfake voice clone used in a failed fraud attempt sounds like

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - Who’s calling? | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge One of the stranger applications of deepfakes — AI technology used to manipulate audiovisual content — is the audio deepfake scam. Hackers use machine learning to clone someone’s voice and then combine that voice clone with social engineering techniques to convince people to move money where it shouldn’t be. Such scams have been successful in the past, but how good are. [more...]

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab S7 lineup fully detailed in new leak
Jul 27, 2020 7:14 AM ET

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab S7 lineup fully detailed in new leak

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (pictured) will reportedly come with an 11-inch LCD display. | Image:WinFuture Specs for Samsung’s unannounced Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus have leaked online, giving us an almost complete impression of what to expect from the company’s upcoming tablets. WinFuture reports that the big difference between the Tab S7 and the Tab S7 Plus are the screens. The S7 Plus will reportedly have a 12.4-inch OLED display with. [more...]

Mysterious white next-gen Xbox controller appears online
Jul 27, 2020 6:41 AM ET

Mysterious white next-gen Xbox controller appears online

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - A white Xbox Series X controller appears to have leaked online. An image of the white controller appeared on Reddit over the weekend, before the poster deleted their account and the image. Identified only as “Wolfy_Wizzardo,” the Reddit user claimed to have snapped the photo at a party in Washington state hosted by the child of a Microsoft employee. Before the account deletion, the Reddit account had been commenting and posting about. [more...]

Apple now sells a $129 Thunderbolt 3 Pro cable
Jul 27, 2020 6:17 AM ET

Apple now sells a $129 Thunderbolt 3 Pro cable

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2020 - Apple has released a new high-end Thunderbolt 3 cable in its online store. The $129 Thunderbolt 3 Pro cable is 2 meters long, has a black braided design, and supports both DisplayPort output and USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps data transfer — though of course data speeds can be up to Thunderbolt 3’s standard 40Gbps between compatible devices. This is certainly not cheap for a cable, but there actually doesn’t seem to. [more...]

Trump reportedly clashes with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile over spam texts
Jul 25, 2020 3:40 PM ET

Trump reportedly clashes with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile over spam texts

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 25, 2020 - Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is reportedly fighting cellphone carriers over the right to send Americans unsolicited texts. According to Business Insider, the campaign’s lawyers are in active talks with phone companies after a third-party screening tool blocked Trump texts in early July. The campaign alleges that screening the texts amounts to suppressing political speech, while carriers fear allowing them will result in fines for. [more...]

Dragon Quest XI is finally coming to Xbox One
Jul 25, 2020 3:19 PM ET

Dragon Quest XI is finally coming to Xbox One

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 25, 2020 - Ever since its debut in 2018, Dragon Quest XI has slowly been spreading to other platforms. It’s playable on the PC, PS4, and Switch — and now it’s finally coming to the Xbox One. During its Xbox Series X showcase today, Microsoft revealed that the “definitive edition” of the roleplaying game is launching on its console on December 4th. It’ll also be available through Xbox Game Pass, and the definitive version will launch. [more...]

Paris snubs Bird in highly competitive electric scooter competition
Jul 25, 2020 2:58 PM ET

Paris snubs Bird in highly competitive electric scooter competition

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 25, 2020 - Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images Paris has chosen its electric scooter operators. The city, which has quickly become a haven for biking, walking, and scootering thanks to the forward-thinking leadership of Mayor Anne Hidalgo, has selected Lime, Tier, and Dott as its scooter companies. Each company will be awarded a two-year contract which allows it to deploy 5,000 electric scooters throughout the city, for a total of 15,000 scooters. The. [more...]

TikTok is launching a $200 million fund to pay creators for their videos
Jul 25, 2020 2:47 PM ET

TikTok is launching a $200 million fund to pay creators for their videos

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 25, 2020 - Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge As TikTok continues to grow in popularity and its personalities become mainstream celebrities in their own right, the company is trying to keep talent with a new $200 million creators fund. The fund is meant to support ambitious creators who “are seeking opportunities to foster a livelihood” on the app, a TikTok spokesperson told The Verge. It marks the first major effort from TikTok to pay. [more...]

Halo Infinite: watch 8 minutes of gameplay on Xbox Series X
Jul 25, 2020 2:36 PM ET

Halo Infinite: watch 8 minutes of gameplay on Xbox Series X

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 25, 2020 - Microsoft is finally giving us a better look at Halo Infinite today. After promising and teasing Halo Infinite gameplay for the past few weeks, the game certainly looks like an ambitious bet from 343 Industries. Halo Infinite is a “spiritual reboot” of Halo, designed so that players new to the franchise can jump into the story. We got our first look at the Halo Infinite campaign today, running at a locked 60fps on the Xbox Series X. The open-world. [more...]

Forza Motorsport is coming to the Xbox Series X with 4K, 60fps, and ray tracing
Jul 25, 2020 2:25 PM ET

Forza Motorsport is coming to the Xbox Series X with 4K, 60fps, and ray tracing

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 25, 2020 - The Forza series is coming to the Xbox Series X, with Microsoft officially announcing the next title in its mainline Forza Motorsport simulation series of racing titles developed by Turn 10 studios for the upcoming console at its Xbox game preview event. Microsoft says that the new Forza Motorsport title is still in “early development,” and the company has yet to announce a release window. It’s not even clear whether the new entry in the series will be. [more...]

The creators of Sonic are making a theatrical action game for Xbox Series X
Jul 25, 2020 2:14 PM ET

The creators of Sonic are making a theatrical action game for Xbox Series X

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 25, 2020 - Two of the original creators of Sonic the Hedgehog — lead programmer Yuji Naka and character designer Naoto Ohshima — are reuniting to create a new “theatrical” action platformer called Balan Wonderworld, which is set to release on the Xbox Series X and Xbox One in spring 2021. Balan Wonderworld marks the first time that the duo has worked together on a project since they created Sonic over two years ago. Yuji Naka will be directing the upcoming. [more...]