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Apple’s AirPlay 2 with multiroom audio streaming and stereo HomePod pairing is here

Apple’s AirPlay 2 with multiroom audio streaming and stereo HomePod pairing is here

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iOS 11.4 is available today, and it comes with two notable new features: Messages in the Cloud and AirPlay 2. We’ll dive into the messaging update in another post, but AirPlay 2 is a big deal: it adds multi-room support so multiple AirPlay 2 devices from a wide variety of manufacturers can all play the […]

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Motorola might release a 5G Moto Mod with a new flagship phone

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Motorola, under the ownership of Lenovo, may be releasing a 5G Moto Mod that adds an unsightly antenna lip to the back of the phone, as spotted by XDA-Developers. Motorola is due for a new leading device, and so the Moto Z3 Play appears to be on the way with specs befitting a midrange Android […]

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Elgato made a HomeKit-connected smart hose controller

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Elgato is launching a new HomeKit accessory designed for the warmer weather: a small box that connects to an outdoor faucet to let you remotely control a hose. It’s called the Eve Aqua, and it’ll be available for $100 starting June 25th. The Eve Aqua basically just turns a hose on and off. It’s pretty […]

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HTC U12 Plus won’t include a USB-C to headphone adapter

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HTC made the U12 Plus official last week, but buried in the details of HTC’s latest flagship was an unfortunate catch: along with not having a headphone jack, the phone also won’t include a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter for using traditional wired headphones, as spotted by Android Police. HTC isn’t leaving users completely stranded, however. […]

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Poncho weather app to shut down after being acquired by a drink company

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After five years of delivering forecasts, the weather service Poncho will shut down. According to Fast Company, Poncho has been sold by its parent company, Betaworks, to Dirty Lemon, a beverage startup that makes expensive detox drinks ($7.50 to $10.83 for a 16-ounce bottle) that are mostly water and lemon juice. It’s a strange end […]

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VanMoof’s new theft-defying Electrified bikes are serious, fun

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Uber’s new panic button is now live in the US

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In April, Uber announced that it would be adding a direct way for riders to call 911 within its app, in an effort to boost its flagging safety reputation. Today, the company is making that new feature live and fully operational across the US. The emergency button is located in a new “safety center” menu […]

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Huawei’s new MateBook X Pro is the best laptop right now

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You won’t find another laptop with more bang for your buck Continue reading…

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Sony’s annual sale is offering limited edition blue PS4s and tons of game deals

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Sony is celebrating the PS4 community with its annual Days of Play event — which offers a bunch of deals on games and PS4 hardware along with a limited edition blue-and-gold Days of Play PS4 console — from June 8th through June 18th. (Those dates happen to coincide with E3, where The Verge will be […]

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Western Digital: 96-Layer 3D NAND Progressing Well, Shipping to Retail Customers

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Western Digital this month said that it had started shipments of its fourth-generation BiCS 3D NAND memory to some of its customers. The company did not disclose details, but only said that the 96-layer 3D NAND memory is used for storage devices sold in retail, which usually means that it is used for inexpensive flash […]

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