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The Verge


17/08/2019

At $299, the iPad with 128GB of storage is this week’s best deal

This weekend, you can save on a variety of tech products, including the sixth-generation iPad, the PlayStation Classic retro console, Sony’s WH1000X-M3 wireless noise-canceling headphones, and more. The sixth-generation iPad is $299.99 at Best Buy. What makes this deal worth your while is that it’s for the 128GB model, which is rarely available at a discount. This configuration has stayed at $329.99 for a while, so this is a pretty sharp price drop. Amazon currently offers this discount, too, but it has gone in and out of stock since yesterday. Since this iPad was released in early 2018, Apple has...
17/08/2019

New ceramic and titanium Apple Watch models spotted in watchOS 6 beta

Apple’s latest watchOS beta appears to have revealed the company’s plans for new Apple Watch models. Just days after spotting a potential iPhone 11 announcement date, iHelp BR has discovered references to new ceramic and titanium watch models in the latest watchOS 6 beta. Both new watch models will reportedly come in both the 40mm and 44mm versions, and iHelp BR has found animations for the initial Apple Watch setup process. Apple has never released an Apple Watch in a titanium finish, but 9to5Mac notes that this is the same finish used on the company’s new Apple Card. A ceramic...
17/08/2019

Ikea goes all in on smart home tech

Ikea is formalizing what has recently become all too obvious: the company is making a major bet on smart home tech as a source of new revenue. To do this, Ikea announced that it will invest heavily in a new “Ikea Home smart” business unit with end-to-end responsibility for its burgeoning portfolio of smart devices. With access to 780 million shoppers who visit Ikea stores each year, the announcement also serves as a wake-up call to smart home incumbents like Google and Amazon. “We have decided to invest significantly in Home Smart across IKEA to fast-forward the development. This is...

16/08/2019

Nationwide US Customs computer outage causes gigantic lines at airports

Airports around the United States are experiencing delays in processing international travelers, due to a nationwide outage affecting the computer systems used by Customs and Border Protection. JFK, LAX, SFO, PHL, O’Hare, Midway, Sea-Tac and other airports are confirming delays. “US Customs and Border Protection is experiencing a temporary outage with its processing systems at various air ports of entry and is taking immediate action to address the technology disruption,” a CBP official said in a statement to The Verge. “CBP officers continue to process international travelers using alternative procedures until systems are back online. Travelers at some ports of...
16/08/2019

How to make and share your own Instagram face filters

A tool that lets you create custom face filters and other excellent effects for Instagram, Spark AR Studio is now available to all users. Previously, it had only been available for Facebook and beta testers. We here at The Verge have already used it to create our first filter, which you can see and share through Instagram’s mobile app by going toThe Verge’s Instagram account (@verge) and tapping on the face icon. If you’d like to know how to make your own filter for use on Instagram, grab your phone and computer and let’s go. Start your project It’s always...
16/08/2019

Apple sues startup for creating a software copy of the iPhone

For more than a year, a company called Corellium has been offering hackers a virtual iPhone. For a price, you could summon up a virtual iPhone on your computer, changing the model or iOS version through a simple menu tab. Now, Apple is suing to shut that virtual iPhone down. In a lawsuit first reported by Bloomberg, Apple alleges that Corellium’s virtual iPhone replica infringes on the company’s copyright of iOS and related technology. It would be near impossible to use Corellium’s system as a replacement for an iPhone (it’s not mobile or SIM-accessible, for a start), but it still...

16/08/2019

Fundo is a new digital meet-and-greet service for creators from Google’s Area 120 incubator

Google’s Area 120 incubator has a new project: the fantastically named Fundo, a digital meet-and-greet service for creators, revealed today in a report from Variety. What is Fundo? Well, it’s not the name of an adorable, floppy-haired dog, although I can understand why that would be your first impression. No, Fundo is an online meet-and-greet service for creators that lets fans “meet your favorite creator from anywhere, using your phone or computer,” per the service’s FAQ. The service is described as a sort of virtual photo booth, and it’s a pretty good analogy — like a meet-and-greet at a concert...
16/08/2019

Huawei may challenge Google Maps’ dominance with its own mapping tech

Huawei is developing a “mapping service,” according to a report by state-run news outlet China Daily, seemingly designed to challenge Google Maps — but not the way you might expect. The service is apparently intended for software developers, meaning apps that offer navigation or ride-hailing services could use Huawei’s planned mapping technology instead of building their own. A Huawei exec told China Daily that the mapping service, called Map Kit, will offer developers a street navigation system they can use in their apps as well as a way to show users real-time traffic conditions. The exec also said that Map...
16/08/2019

Canoo’s CEO steps away as the startup shows off EV designs

Automotive startup Canoo (formerly known as Evelozcity) is teasing the designs of its planned electric vehicles, and it has spent the last few months staffing up as it moves closer to production in 2021. But the startup will take the next few steps in that process without its CEO, the company tells The Verge. Stefan Krause, a former executive at BMW, is stepping away from the CEO role for “personal reasons,” according to the company. Canoo’s CTO, fellow co-founder and former BMW executive Ulrich Kranz, will run the company in his absence. Krause will still help the company fundraise while...

16/08/2019

YouTube is hiring managers to work with political creators

YouTube is hiring managers to work specifically with progressive political publishers and conservative political publishers as the company faces accusations of censoring right-wing political content amid a crackdown on supremacist content and conspiracy theories. The new managers will focus on “advising partners on YouTube channel development strategies and representing the political publisher landscape within the organization,” according to the job postings. Managers will also work on “bringing issues to resolution” and “organiz[ing] programs and events to help political publishers best utilize YouTube.” A spokesperson for YouTube said the roles were a new addition within its news division. “One of the...
16/08/2019

Beto O’Rourke seeks new limits on Section 230 as part of gun violence proposal

On Friday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke announced a sweeping policy plan to counter hate speech and gun violence in America that specifically proposes changes to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, one of the tech industry’s most pivotal legal protections. Outside of proposing a nationwide gun licensing system / registry and requiring universal background checks, O’Rourke laid out a plan aimed at making social media companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube more responsible for hateful content on their platforms. In the proposal, O’Rourke says that he supports amending Section 230 to “remove legal immunity from lawsuits for...
16/08/2019

Runkeeper will stop supporting Wear OS ‘in a few weeks’

Runkeeper this week announced that it will discontinue its Wear OS app in the next few weeks, as reported by Android Central. The update was emailed to users this week, where the company told users that it decided to end support because “the integration didn’t work well / work consistently for most users.” In a response to users, Runkeeper elaborated that only a small percentage of Runkeeper users were actually using the Wear OS app. “It was a very buggy experience and difficult for us to maintain and fix,” a representative said in an email. “Because we’re a small team...