MyPillow CEO’s free speech social network will ban posts that take the Lord’s name in vain

After a public break with Facebook and Twitter, MyPillow founder Mike Lindell is getting close to the launch of a new conservative-focused social network, giving more detail on the project…

Facebook pulled the page for Bitche, France because it was not Nice

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge A city in France has had a real rollercoaster of a week, after its Facebook page was accidentally deleted for violating the terms…

Here’s how the FBI managed to get into the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The FBI partnered with an Australian security firm called Azimuth Security to gain access to an iPhone linked to the 2015 San Bernardino…

MIT startup Pickle raises $5.75M for its package-picking robot

https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/PICKLE_teamphoto_01_front.jpg?w=599 There’s no doubt this past year has been a major watershed moment for the robotics industry. Warehouse and logistics have been a particular target for an automation push, as…

Alexa von Tobel outlines how founders should manage personal finances

https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Screen-Shot-2019-11-11-at-7.50.25-PM.png?w=641 Few people are more knowledgable on the topic of how founders should manage their finances than Alexa von Tobel. She is a certified financial planner, started her own company…

Google’s FeedBurner moves to a new infrastructure but loses its email subscription service

https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/GettyImages-1300100763.jpg?w=653 Google today announced that it is moving FeedBurner to a new infrastructure but also deprecating its email subscription service. If you’re an internet user of a certain age, chances…

Coinbase opens at $381 per share, valuing the crypto exchange at nearly $100B

https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/GettyImages-1028811312.jpg?w=650 Today shares of Coinbase began to trade after the company executed a direct listing. From a reference price of $250, Coinbase shares opened at $381 today, a change of…

Zeta in talks with SoftBank to raise at over $1 billion valuation

https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/zeta_techcrunch.jpg?w=680 Banking tech startup Zeta is inching closer to the much sought-after unicorn status as it talks to investors to finalize a new round, sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch.…

The Environmental Protection Agency is cleaning up its image

A protester seeks shelter from the rain in front of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Science March in Washington on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Thousands of pro-science…

Audi’s newest EV packs augmented-reality tech and customizable lights

Electrification is spreading across the Audi range at a shockingly quick pace. Shortly after unveiling the E-Tron GT fastback, the German firm launched a pair of battery-powered crossovers named Q4…

New York City selects Bird, Lime, and VeoRide for its coveted e-scooter pilot

Photo by Andy Hawkins / The Verge New York City’s days as one of the last remaining holdouts in the dockless electric scooter boom is finally at an end. The…

Microsoft is giving away a custom Flight Simulator PC that won’t play Flight Simulator at max settings

If I were the Microsoft marketing executive pitching a once-in-a-lifetime giveaway of an incredible custom-built Flight Simulator PC, I would do two things: 1) I would probably make it look…

These Are the 9 Android Phones Worth Buying

The Pixel 4A (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is many things: It’s the best cheap phone, the best small phone, the best budget camera phone, and the best Android phone, period. What…

Choices Was the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Escape I Needed

Camille found herself questioning if she’d be brave enough to stand up against the hierarchy in a professional context after playing Open Heart, a medical drama. Rakshit, on the other…

Tonal’s Home Gym Is Made for Folks Who Want to Get Ripped

The majority of smart home fitness products center around cardio workouts instead of lifting weights. Ride a bike, do some burpees, plank for five. Some systems include lightweight dumbbells or…