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Nintendo lets terminal cancer patient play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate early

Nintendo lets terminal cancer patient play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate early

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Chris Taylor, like any Nintendo fan, is hyped to see that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is shaping up to be mashup fighter of epic proportions, but unlike most of us, the 21-year-old is not sure he’ll live long enough to see the Switch game on store shelves. Taylor has terminal cancer and has been given […]

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Vergecast: reviews of the iPhone XS, Apple Watch 4, and the Amazon event

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This past week, Nilay reviewed the new iPhone XS and XS Max while Dieter reviewed the Apple Watch series 4. Paul, Dieter, and Nilay dedicate half the show to their review and whether it’s worth upgrading to the new model. Second half of the show, the crew tries to cover all of the insane amount […]

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Audi’s new subscription service lets you swap vehicles twice a month

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Audi is the latest luxury automaker to launch a subscription-based service to get customers who want to have access to a fleet of fancy cars but don’t necessarily want to own or lease one. The German car company’s service is called Audi Select, and it launches exclusively in Dallas-Fort Worth this week. For the set […]

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For more kid-friendly horror like The House with a Clock in Its Walls, stream The Gate

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There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows on subscription services, and recommending a […]

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Apple-owned sleep tracker Beddit is eliminating cloud service support

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Beddit, the sleep tracking product acquired by Apple last year, will no longer support cloud service, as spotted by 9to5Mac. The news was announced in an App Store update for Beddit, which says that new users will no longer be able to use Beddit Cloud, and existing users have access until November 15th. The company’s […]

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Marvel gets first woman of color director for The Eternals

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The Eternals, a tale of cosmic beings created by Jack Kirby in the 1970s, now has a director: Chloé Zhao, a Chinese filmmaker who is known for working on indie projects, says The Hollywood Reporter. It will mark the first time that a woman of color has directed a film for the superhero studio, which […]

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Sennheiser and Magic Leap are partnering to develop spatial audio products

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Sennheiser is getting involved in the augmented reality space. The headphone and audio gear company announced today that it’s partnering with Magic Leap to develop spacial audio accessories for the AR headset’s platform. It’s specifically joining the “Works with Magic Leap” certification program, which is basically just Magic Leap’s way of ensuring that accessories and […]

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Amazon’s Echo Auto is another quick fix for the broken state of in-car infotainment

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Amazon’s new Echo Auto — a $50 credit card-sized box that sits on your dashboard and brings Alexa to your car — is a lot of things at once. It’s a relatively cheap way to smarten up a car that might not have a snazzy infotainment system. It’s a new beachhead for Amazon in the […]

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The Walking Dead studio Telltale hit with layoffs

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Telltale Games, creators of episodic adventure games like The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and Batman: The Enemy Within, laid off a large number of its staff today. The company will retain a small team of around 25. The final season of Telltale’s award-winning series, The Walking Dead, kicked off last month. The second […]

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AMD’s Athlon 200GE Processors Now Available

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AMD this week started selling its entry-level Athlon 200GE APUs designed for the most affordable PCs. The Athlon 200GE costs less than $60 at retail and happens to be the cheapest processor carrying AMD’s Zen cores as well as the Radeon Vega iGPU. It also has a 35 W TDP and is therefore compatible with […]

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