Vergecast: Amazon’s fall hardware event, Google’s Search On event, and Code Conference 2021

Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn discuss the week in tech news…

Go read this story about the parents fighting to stop drug deals on Snapchat

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge NBC has an excellent story that takes a look at the trend of young adults attempting to buy prescription or recreational drugs from…

CDC emails show that vaccine cards are supposed to fit in your wallet

Photo by EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP via Getty Images Since the dawn of time (around five or six months ago), people all over the world (Twitter users in the United States)…

Discord is ending its Stage Discovery tool but says Stage Channels are doing well

Discord is ending its Stage Discovery | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Discord said Friday it’s going to sunset its Stage Discovery tool on October 4th, less than…

Twitch is testing a feature that lets viewers pay to promote streamers

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Days after announcing new safety tools designed to protect streamers against hate raids, Twitch is experimenting with a new feature that will allow…

South Korean ISP SK Broadband sues Netflix for millions in bandwidth usage fees

Image: Netflix South Korean internet service provider SK Broadband is suing Netflix to pay for the increased network costs and bandwidth usage the streaming service’s content has drawn in South…

Google halts plans for Google Pay-based banking service

Image: Google Google has stopped working on its Plex service, which aimed to let you do your banking through the Google Pay app. The service was supposed to let users…

Judge shelves Nikola’s $2 billion patent lawsuit against Tesla

Photo: Nikola Motor Company A federal judge has administratively closed a $2 billion patent infringement lawsuit hydrogen trucking startup Nikola filed against Tesla in 2018, essentially pulling it off the…

What’s the deal with Seinfeld’s aspect ratio on Netflix?

Seinfeld has officially moved over to stream on Netflix today, with a new 4K upgrade that promises to make the show look better than ever. But while Netflix has upgraded…

Apple updates iOS 15 to fix the iPhone 13’s Apple Watch unlock bug

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple’s iPhone 13 lineup just launched last week, but some users ran into a frustrating issue where they couldn’t use their Apple Watch…

Ring and Blink: Conglomeration not consolidation

Ring’s founder Jamie Siminoff announced a new video doorbell this week, from another company. | Image: Blink In December 2017, Amazon spent $90 million to acquire Blink, a Kickstarter-funded startup…

Samsung seems to have pulled ads from its stock apps, as promised

Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge A major annoyance of using a Samsung phone is finally getting fixed, as the company seems to have finally pulled ads from some…

Get a full year of PlayStation Plus for only $37

PS Plus subscribers gain access to online multiplayer, monthly freebies, and more. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Anyone who owns a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 should…

Sen. Blumenthal’s ‘finsta’ quote wasn’t that bad

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge When video of a congressional hearing goes viral, it’s often for all of the wrong reasons. Thursday’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing into the…

New accessibility features are coming to Halo Infinite

343 Industries has added improved accessibility features to Halo Infinite. “343 Industries’ goal is to make the newest journey into the Halo universe more accessible to as many gamers as…