HTC’s next Edge Sense features for the U11 still seem very gimmicky

HTC today released a video of some new features coming to Edge Sense, the headlining, squeeze-your-phone-to-do-something feature of its U11 smartphone. The examples shown include Google Maps (which automatically...

Google will stop scanning your Gmail messages to sell targeted ads

Google will stop its long-standing practice of scanning the contents of individual Gmail users for advertising purposes, according to a report from the Financial Times. The practice, something Google...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is coming to PS4 next week

The enhanced version of Call of Duty 4 is now a standalone title — at least on PS4. Today Activision announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will...

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...

Old-school Mystery Science Theater 3000 is returning for six days with a Twitch marathon

2017 has been a big revival year for Mystery Science Theater 3000. The show got its start in the late 1980s, moved to Comedy Central for half the 1990s,...

Leaked photos of the Tesla Model 3 ignite an internet power struggle

Yesterday afternoon, popular gadget reviewer Marques Brownlee tweeted out a link to an article on a Tesla fan site of new leaked photos of the upcoming, hotly anticipated Model...

FCC grants OneWeb approval to launch over 700 satellites for ‘space internet’

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has released a statement announcing that the commission has granted OneWeb approval for US market access to launch a network of internet-beaming satellites into orbit....

Ana Lily Amirpour on romance in the desert and the racial controversy over her...

Ana Lily Amirpour’s The Bad Batch, the follow-up to her acclaimed 2014 vampire love story A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, is set in a world that feels...

Instagram tests favorites, a major rethinking of private sharing

Instagram has begun testing a way to share posts with a more limited group of friends. Called favorites, the feature attempts to improve on earlier social network friend lists,...

YouTube TV is expanding to 10 new markets

YouTube TV will expand to 10 more cities across the US, the company announced yesterday. The OTT service will expand to Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Houston, Miami-Fort Lauderdale,...

Does Disney want its directors to have creative freedom?

Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have been booted from the upcoming Han Solo movie — right in the middle of shooting — over creative differences with Lucasfilm president...

Monster Hunter World could finally be the series’s breakout global hit

Ryozo Tsujimoto didn’t set out to create a Monster Hunter game aimed at Western audiences. It’s more like he stumbled upon the idea. Four years ago, Tsujimoto, who serves...

From Uber to Tumblr, The Vergecast explains it all

Here we go, another classic episode of The Vergecast. There were a lot of little things that happened this week, and we wanted to discuss them all, so Nilay,...

Nissan, eyeing fully self-driving cars, offers a glimpse of its new semi-autonomous Leaf

Nissan says the next generation of its all-electric Leaf vehicles will feature the Japanese automaker’s most advanced driver assistance system yet. Nissan first revealed its plan to include the...

Watch SpaceX launch and land a recycled Falcon 9 rocket this afternoon

This afternoon, SpaceX is set to launch a used Falcon 9 rocket for the second time ever. The rocket will take off from SpaceX’s launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Florida,...