Universal is reportedly planning a Fast and Furious spinoff

Universal is considering making a Fast and Furious spinoff starring Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson, Deadline reports. Variety reports that Charlize Theron’s Cipher also might be attached to the...

Elon Musk’s dreams of merging AI and brains are likely to remain just that...

Elon Musk wants to fix disability, replace language as we know it, and use brain implants to usher us into a telepathic world. And he wants the first part...

Apple appears to be interested in the satellite internet business

Apple looks like it’s staffing up an internal hardware team responsible for satellite internet delivery, according to a report from Bloomberg. The company just hired Alphabet’s John Fenwick, who...

Sleight’s writer-director on how his superhero origin story was ‘like making movies in high...

A strictly spoiler-free first look inside the film where crime, magic, and heroism collide Continue reading…

Accents are easier on the brain if you can identify them

I was born and raised in Rome, so Italian is my native language. Now I live in the US, and I’m basically bilingual. Yet, when I hear other people...

Gmail users will soon get Windows 10’s best new mail and calendar features

Back in February, Microsoft updated Windows 10’s mail and calendar apps with a few useful features. Focused Inbox shows you only the important emails and puts everything else into...

Call of Duty is officially heading back to WWII

The next Call of Duty is going back to World War II. As was rumored last month, the military shooter series is following up last year’s far future entry...

Duolingo now offers paid subscriptions for ad-free and offline access

Language learning app Duolingo this week introduced a paid subscription program for Android users, reports TechCrunch. Duolingo Plus will cost $9.99 a month and offers users ad-free lessons and...

Mercedes-Benz is connecting the Amazon Echo and Google Home to all its new cars

Mercedes-Benz announced today that all of its 2016 and 2017 vehicles in the US can now connect with both Amazon and Google’s digital voice assistants. Starting today, Mercedes owners...

Twitch’s new affiliate program will let almost any streamer earn money

Twitch today announced a new affiliate program that will let pretty much interested streamer qualify to earn money as they play. Similar to YouTube’s Partner Program, Twitch’s new tier...

Facebook F8, Galaxy S8, and Juicero’s fate

Here we are! Another episode of The Vergecast. It’s been a busy week, which means lots for Nilay, Ashley, Dan, and Paul to talk about on the show. Facebook’s...

Gucci’s newest Instagram models are aliens

Do you think “These clothes are out of this world” is a little too on-the-nose as a tagline for Gucci’s new campaign? (Gucci: contact me if interested). The campaign,...

Dell announces its first HDR desktop monitor

Dell just announced its newest monitor, the UltraSharp UP2718Q. It’s a 27-inch 4K desktop monitor, but the biggest addition is support for HDR video (under the HDR10 specification). While Dell...

Rick and Morty in VR is just as weird and smart as the show

One of the best games from virtual reality’s first year is Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives, a sandbox of experimentation from Owlchemy Labs where players are tasked with performing...

Say ‘Wish you were here’ with these postcards of hellish deep-sea creatures

The bottom of the ocean is teeming with weird animals — and this week, they’re being featured in a cute postcard created by the National Centers for Environmental Information....