Inside Jaws is a Steven Spielberg biopic in podcast form

There are a ton of podcasts out there, but finding the right one can be difficult. In our column Pod Hunters, we cover what we’ve been listening to that...

This beautiful map shows everything that powers an Amazon Echo, from data mines to...

That the modern world is a complex place will not have escaped your notice. We are all dimly, unsettlingly aware that our lives are enmeshed in systems we can’t...

Happy birthday, Google: this week in tech, 20 years ago

One of 1998’s biggest tech stories was the massive antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft. It’s Monopoly Week on The Verge, so I wrote a bit about that lawsuit’s place in...

How Tor.com went from website to a publisher of sci-fi’s most innovative stories

In July 2008, science fiction publisher Tor launched a new website called Tor.com to promote its upcoming releases. But the site was designed to go beyond Tor’s books. It...

The search for alien life needs a new space telescope, astronomers say

If NASA truly wants to get serious in the search for life off of Earth, scientists argue that the space agency should launch a new, large telescope into space...

The Predator could have been the franchise’s chance to finally have an identity

Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Warning:...

Here are all the phones with headphone jacks you can buy right now

It’s notoriously difficult to find a smartphone with a headphone jack. Many manufacturers, from Apple to Google to Xiaomi, are omitting headphone jacks from their phones, instead opting for...

Apple Music is adding global charts

Apple Music is bringing Top 100 charts to its service today, showcasing both country-based charts and the top songs globally, the company tells The Verge. Apple will add 116...

Microsoft announces Surface event for October 2nd

Microsoft is planning to hold a fall press event in New York City next month. The software maker has started sending invites to the media today, asking for a...

Anker Soundcore Liberty Lite earbuds review: low price sacrifice

I was pretty excited about Anker’s Soundcore Liberty Lite wireless earbuds from the moment they were announced a few months ago. At $80 (and often on sale for even...