NOAA expects La Niña weather patterns through March

Enlarge / This was the second-warmest November on record, globally. (credit: NOAA) NOAA released its monthly weather update Thursday, looking back at the fall and ahead through the rest of…

Microsoft expands Xbox ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ refund policy

The console launch of Cyberpunk 2077 has been a mess, to put it mildly. Now, Microsoft has expanded its refund policy for the game. It said that, until further notice,…

How to Cut Back on Your Pandemic Drinking

The unchecked spread of COVID-19 has likely meant that your life has decisively less options than before. In the Before Times, there were gyms, restaurants, movie theaters, concerts, and basically…

With warm November, world in tight race for warmest year on record

Enlarge / This was the second warmest November on record, globally. (credit: NOAA) NOAA released its monthly weather update Thursday, looking back at the fall and ahead through the rest…

Microsoft offers Cyberpunk 2077 refunds for all digital sales, but it’s not pulling the game

Image: CD Projekt Red Microsoft says it’s now offering Cyberpunk 2077 refunds to anyone who has purchased the game via its Microsoft Store. While the company has been offering refunds…

Sonos is fighting a war to stay relevant

For Sonos, 2020 began in dramatic fashion. While the tech world was focused on CES, the company made a splash by suing Google for allegedly infringing five of its wireless…

Skype now has Microsoft Teams’ fun Together Mode

Skype’s new Together Mode option featuring Verge staff. Microsoft is bringing one of its best Teams video calling features over to Skype this week. Together Mode, which uses AI to…

Your Credit Score Should Be Based on Your Web History, IMF Says

With more services than ever collecting your data, it’s easy to start asking why anyone should care about most of it. This is why. Because people start having ideas like…

DJI can no longer buy components from the US for its drones

The Department of Commerce has added 78 companies and individuals to its entity list, which effectively blocks US businesses from dealing with them. Joining the likes of Huawei on the…

The Mandalorian, season 2: Episode 8 Easter eggs and secrets explained

Lock and load, Star Wars fans, because the latest episode of The Mandalorian on Disney+ dives back into the action. Episode 8 of the second season of The Mandalorian finds bounty…

Drone Giant DJI Added to U.S. Blacklist

The U.S. Commerce Department on Friday added drone maker DJI to its “Entity List,” effectively banning U.S. companies from doing business with the China-based firm. Read more… Drone Giant DJI…

This week’s best deals: $60 off the Apple Watch SE and more

We’re officially one week away from Christmas, even though it may not feel like it, which means these are truly the final days to snag last-minute holiday gifts. Believe it…

What It Feels Like to Die

Even though death is a universal experience, we don’t know a whole lot about what it actually feels like to die. What happens to your body and mind throughout the…

The Into the Impossible Podcast Honors Arthur C. Clarke

Physicist Brian Keating, codirector of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for the Human Imagination, started the show to continue the center’s mission of bringing together the world’s top thinkers. Author:…

The Mandalorian Finale Just Expanded Star Wars’ Streaming Plans

A lot was going on in this week’s Mandalorian finale, but there was a surprising bit of news tucked in all the way at the end. Read more… The Mandalorian…