Show Notes: Senators making stupid internet analogies

Before every episode of The Vergecast I sit down, read through a bunch of news, and take a bunch of notes. It’s one of the most enjoyable parts of...

The world record for retweets could be broken over some free chicken nuggets

It began quietly. This morning, Carter Wilkerson‏ asked Wendy’s Twitter account how many retweets he would need to earn a free year’s supply of chicken nuggets. Like most...

This budget Android phone comes with a free mobile plan in Europe

FreedomPop is a mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO. It uses other carriers’ networks and offers free (but limited) mobile plans, making its money by charging for extra calls,...

Marvel is working on a New Warriors series starring Squirrel Girl

Doreen Green is heading to TV. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Freeform has given a straight-to-series order to New Warriors, a the comics company’s first half-hour comedy starring none...

V-Moda’s new Forza Metallo Wireless neckbuds are now available

V-Moda's Forza Metallo in-ear headphones are already out, to great reviews, but now the Bluetooth neckbud version is shipping. The Forza Metallo Wireless is a laundry list of features...

E3 2017: the latest news from the biggest gaming event of the year

Announcements, news, commentary, and gameplay Continue reading…

Prosecutors say the Kansas shooting of Garmin engineers was a hate crime

Federal prosecutors have filed a hate crime charge against 51-year-old Kansas resident Adam Purinton, according to the Department of Justice. Purinton, who is accused of shooting three people in...

Xbox Project Scorpio: 6 questions left to answer

Microsoft has exclusively revealed the specs for Project Scorpio in a unusual and exhaustive collaboration with Digital Foundry. The many videos and stories go into great detail about the...

The hunt for offshore oil is killing tiny sea creatures that are key for...

A widely used method to find oil and gas for offshore drilling can kill tiny sea creatures that are key for feeding many marine animals like shellfish, fish, and...

Uber board member resigns after making sexist remark in meeting about pervasive sexism

The Uber board member who made a sexist remark during today’s meeting about the prevalence of sexism within the company has resigned from his position. David Bonderman’s resignation from...

Android O will limit what apps can do in the background to save battery...

In the ever-constant pursuit of better battery life, Google is planning to limit what Android apps can do in the background. On Android O, which the company announced today,...

The Vaio Z Mercedes-Benz special edition laptop makes a car noise when it boots...

"Vroom vroom" is a special sound only cars make, but now you can hear it every time your laptop boots up if you buy this new Mercedes-Benz special edition...

Apple clarifies commission cuts for iTunes affiliates

Apple has changed its mind on commission rates for iTunes affiliates. It was previously reported that all rates (for Mac and iOS app purchases, and for in-app purchases on...

Pokémon Go’s developers keep finding new ways to punish cheaters

Niantic has fought back against Pokémon Go cheaters in a variety of ways. From outright banning them to using more interesting methods, like only allowing them to catch the...

The biggest 4K TV you can buy makes your 100-inch TV looks like a...

If you want a truly massive 4K TV in your house — and you have a nearly limitless budget to make it happen — there’s only one option for...