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Sony announces adorable 'Dragon Quest' limited edition PS4

At a press conference in Tokyo yesterday, Sony and Square Enix announced Dragon Quest Heroes for PlayStation 3 and 4, the first game in the impossibly-big-in-Japan series to hit PlayStation...

Sony's about to strap an Alpha lens to your smartphone

Sony's Smart Lenses were a delightful surprise at last year's IFA trade show in Berlin. The idea of transforming a smartphone into a capable camera by strapping a high-quality lens and sensor to it...

Patrick Stewart does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge the right way

When the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge first started, the rules were simple: donate money toward fighting ALS or dump a bucket of ice on your head. It was meant as an incentive to be charitable not, as...

Explore 'Destiny's sci-fi worlds with Google Street View

You'll have to wait until next week to actually play Destiny, but you can start exploring the sci-fi universe right now. A new site called Destiny Planet View built using the same tech as Google's...

'Dota 2' is on the front page of today's New York Times

If anyone is still questioning the legitimacy of e-sports, today should be a bit of a wake up call. The lead photo on the front page of today's New York Times is of this July's $10 million Dota 2...

Sony's QX1 Looks To Bring Interchangeable Pro Lenses To Your Smartphone

Sony's QX series of cameras is an oddity, but one that the company is apparently still committed to - a new leak from Sony Alpha Rumors reveals a treasure trove of press images depicting a...

The latest iPhone 6 leak assembles parts into the best video yet

There's been no shortage of parts leaks and even "leaked" iPhones assembled from various parts on the internet in the past few weeks. But the latest leak of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, from Russian...

Radiohead has released new music through their trippy app

Radiohead have some new music out this week, but it isn't on sale or available for download in any of the usual places. Instead, the band has updated their trippy PolyFauna app with a bunch of new...

Microsoft's latest Siri vs. Cortana ad aims to find the fairest voice assistant of them...

Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? That's the question Microsoft is trying to answer with its latest Windows Phone commercial. The software maker pitted Cortana against Siri...

Sony's next smartphone-mounted camera will let you change lenses

If you're looking to be the king of Instagram, Sony's about to give you the ultimate smartphone weapon, judging by a leak from Xperia Blog. The site posted several purported images of the Sony...

Say hello to men who hate the NSA but love invading the lives of women

Over the weekend someone released hundreds of revealing photos of celebrities that appear to have been stolen from private storage. In response to this, a bunch of anonymous guys on the internet...

Virtual insanity: 60 years of VR in pop culture

The peculiar portrayals of VR through pop culture history Continue reading?

MSN Messenger is finally shutting down after 15 years

Microsoft s MSN Messenger, or Windows Live Messenger as it s now known, will be fully retired on October 31st. The software maker originally announced its plans to shift users over to Skype last...

Breaking news: Hello Kitty is not a cat

Your childhood has been torn asunder by the Gods that once gifted you. In preparing a Hello Kitty retrospective for the Japanese American National Museum, University of Hawaii Anthropologist...

'The Simpsons Arcade Game' was the best game ever based on a TV show

The Verge community that's you is currently helping us review every episode of The Simpsons. We've also asked several Vox staffers to contribute their thoughts on the show's legacy. The fate of...

Hundreds of nude celebrity photos leaked in reported iCloud hack

Hundreds of nude, semi-nude, and revealing pictures of female celebrities were leaked overnight after being stolen from their private collections. Hunger Games actor Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten...

Ridley Scott says 'Blade Runner' sequel script is finished and 'damn good'

Ridley Scott has been working on a sequel to Blade Runner for at least a couple years, and it now appears that the script is ready to roll. "It s written and it s damn good," he tells Entertainment...

This is what happens when The Expendables stop killing people and start selling beer

Jean-Claude Van Damme, perhaps best loved for his star turn in 1994's Street Fighter, is on a tear with brands lately. Last year, he found his way into two viral campaigns one for GoDaddy and...

An oral history of virtual reality: 18 insiders on its past, present, and future

When Facebook bought virtual reality company Oculus in early 2014, virtual reality blew up. While game and movie studios began reimagining the future, others looked back at the old days of VR a...

Microsoft just teased Windows 9 by mistake

Microsoft hasn't officially discussed Windows 9 yet, but its Chinese division is keen to get people talking about the upcoming OS. In a Weibo posting today, Microsoft China asked "Microsoft s...

'The Wire' is finally being remastered in HD, and it's probably coming to HBO this week

HBO's The Wire, aka that show you've been saying for years you'll watch because all your friends won't shut up about it, is coming back. According to a promo video found by Polygon editor Arthur...

HTC's Nexus tablet could get a Microsoft Surface-style keyboard cover

For several months, rumors have been pointing toward a new Google Nexus tablet supplied by HTC possibly in conjunction with the release of Android "L" and a new report from Android Police suggests...

This surreal iPad game blends Donald Duck and Salvador Dali

In 1947's "Sleepy Time Donald," Donald Duck goes about his day while sleepwalking. He gets out of bed, puts a boot on his head instead of a hat, and ventures over to Daisy's house to take her out...

Alienware just built the Mac Pro of gaming PCs

Apple's new "trash can" Mac Pro is pretty wild, but Alienware might have just snatched back the title for craziest desktop PC with its new Area-51. Gone is the rectangular tower desktop of old in...

Facebook talks about its $2 billion purchase of Oculus

The Second Life creator on how the "killer app" for virtual reality is going to blow your mind Continue reading?

Nintendo introduces new 3DS and 3DS XL handhelds

Nintendo is finally adding a second analog stick to its handhelds as part of a major refresh to the 3DS line. The company already sells the Circle Pad Pro add-on to allow for dual analog control of...

Ohio lawmakers want to limit the teaching of the scientific process

The Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Joseph Science educators have recognized that teaching science as a large compendium of facts, without reference to the scientific process and theories that bind...

Give Neil deGrasse Tyson an Emmy

Science is cool. Really cool! So cool that when humans do something really big in science like putting a remote-control robot on another planet the whole world stands still to watch. So cool that...

New Video Provides A Stunningly Detailed Look At The iPhone 6

The latest iPhone 6 leak, which comes courtesy of Russian website Rozetked , shows exactly what Apple's next smartphone will look like from the front, back, side, and any other angle you could...

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality

In the wake of Facebook's purchase of Oculus VR, can this revolutionary technology triumph anew? Continue reading?

Donald Glover will finally play Spider-Man on TV

Prior to the Amazing Spider-Man reboot, fans were up in arms to see Donald Glover play Spider-Man on the big screen. While the role eventually went to Andrew Garfield, it looks like the actor will...

Welcome to Verge 2.0

You might notice something a bit different about The Verge today. Open our site on any device, make your window any size. It works. Everywhere. As of this morning, our website is 100 percent...

The Wii U is actually worth buying now

My colleague Dieter Bohn is wondering whether to buy a Wii U. I'm here to convince him that he should. Nintendo's Wii U launch was the company's biggest disaster since the Virtual Boy. The console...

Amazon is resurrecting Patrick Warburton as 'The Tick' for new pilot

In 2002, Fox cancelled superhero TV show The Tick just eight episodes in. Now, over a decade later, Amazon Studios is giving the show a second chance. According to The Wrap and People, star Patrick...

How a new HTML element will make the Web faster

Soon, you won't need to be the Flash for quicker Web browsing. Flickr user: Katie Krueger The Web is going to get faster in the very near future. And sadly, this is rare enough to be news. The...

On Sept. 15, Google Will Make A Massive Bet Against Apple's iPhone 6 Strategy

Yesterday, Google started sending out press invites to the launch event in India for Android One, its new super-cheap smartphone. Google is hoping to deliver a solid smartphone experience for less...

NASA is building an air traffic control system for drones

NASA is developing an air traffic control system for drones. The New York Times reports the US space agency is working on creating a management system for vehicles that fly at around 400 to 500...

Physicist shows why your WiFi sucks in that one room

If WiFi can track a heartbeat through walls, why can't I get internet in my corner bathroom? Jason Cole was trying to figure that out too, but unlike me, he's a PhD student in physics. So he mapped...

More than one in three wild boar in Germany are too radioactive to eat

If you've going to Germany to experience Oktoberfest for beer and sausages this fall, chances are you might want to stay away from the boar while you're there. A new study from the German...

Nude Photos Of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande Leak In Massive iCloud Hack

Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, and Kate Upton were among a handful of celebrities whose nude photos were leaked late Sunday afternoon following what appears to be a large-scale hack. The photos...

T-Mobile's 7th Uncarrier Announcement Will Happen On September 10th

It's that time again! T-Mobile is prepping to make yet another announcement in their "Uncarrier" series, just a few weeks after the last one. The company has just sent out invites for their seventh...

Trolls drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house to prove misogyny doesn't exist

Earlier this week, feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian posted the latest in a series of crowdfunded videos called Tropes vs. Women, devoted to aggregating and analyzing games that portray women as...

Watch the teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

Acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino was none too thrilled when the script for his eighth film, The Hateful Eight, leaked onto the internet earlier this year. Nevertheless, the film is starting to...

'Dungeons & Dragons' mobile game may let you create a world to battle in

Here's the thing: you can't really make Dungeons & Dragons into a video game. It's a game that lets players do basically anything that they want to, and that's not something that can be translated...

Tripping through IBM's astonishingly insane 1937 corporate songbook

The songbook of the damned or at least of the employed. CN.dart.call("xrailTop", {sz:"300x250", kws:["top"], collapse: true}); "For thirty-seven years," reads the opening passage in the book, "the...

8TB hard drives have arrived

We're sorry to break the bad news, but that 5TB hard drive you bought last week? Yeah, it's already obsolete. Seagate has started shipping the first-ever 8TB desktop hard disk, doubling the 4TB...

David Lynch's Ice Bucket Challenge video is very Lynchian

The camera opens on a man in a fully buttoned black shirt standing in front of a red wall, squinting into the sun. He pours a shot of espresso into a metal bucket, raises a trumpet, and begins to...

Apple Publishes The Top 10 Reasons They Reject Apps

Whether you've ever built an iOS app or not, you've probably heard tales of how frustrating it can be to get Apple's stamp of approval. But why does Apple reject apps? What are the big mistakes...

Microsoft Just Accidentally Revealed The Next Version Of Windows Is Coming Soon

Microsoft's Chinese division may have accidentally revealed the next major update to Windows over social media, suggesting its launch is right around the corner. Microsoft China may have outted te...

Meet The Guy Who Makes 1,000 Dollars An Hour Tutoring Kids Of Fortune 500 CEOs Over Skype

Every morning, Anthony Green wakes up in his Manhattan apartment and walks around the block to get a cup of coffee and maybe an omelet from the diner he tells me makes the "best in the East...

Rubble Bucket Challenge aims to raise awareness about Gaza

As the rest of the world continues to dump buckets of cold water over their heads in support of ALS research, some Palestinians have created their own version of the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise...

Apple denies iCloud breach in celebrity nude photo hack

Apple says that the mass theft of nude celebrity photos that were released over the weekend did not occur because of a breach in any Apple systems, including iCloud. Apple says, however, that...

The mystery of Death Valley's sailing stones has been solved

On a cracked lakebed in Death Valley called Racetrack Playa, there are a collection of boulders, some weighing several hundred pounds, that clearly, mysteriously, move. They leave long serpentine...

Apple's Smartwatch Will Debut On September 9

Apple will unveil a wearable on Sept. 9, according to a Re/code report. The iWatch will debut alongside the iPhone 6, which is also expected to be released that day. We had previously reported that...

Homemade exoskeleton lets a man lift big cinder blocks with ease

Think you need the budget of the military or a megacorporation to make an exoskeleton for heavy lifting? Nope -- all you need is some standard parts and the know-how to put them together. James...

Here's What We Know So Far About The Celebrity Photo Hack

As you will by now have probably read, around 100 women celebrities (including Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian) have had naked and explicit pictures seemingly hacked from their iCloud...

BBC launches kid coding lessons as schools increase focus on computing

This week marks a new chapter in how computing is taught in Britain's schools, with children as young as five learning how to code as part of the government's new national curriculum. With the help...

Windows 9 to include interactive Live Tiles as Microsoft aims to revamp the desktop

Microsoft is still busy readying its upcoming technology preview of Windows 9, but details continue to emerge about the company's plans for the future of Windows. WinBeta reports that Windows 9...

This could be the Apple iCloud flaw that led to celebrity photos being leaked

An alleged breach in Apple s iCloud service may be to blame for countless leaks of private celebrity photos this week. On Monday, a Python script emerged on Github that appears to have allowed...

Join us next Tuesday, September 9th for Apple's iPhone 6 and iWatch event

Apple product launches are always heavy on buzz, but the event dialed in for September 9th has the hype level off the charts: besides a bigger iPhone (or two) with an all-new design, we're...

This the greatest 'Star Trek' selfie ever taken

Somehow, perhaps by some warping of the space-time continuum caused by the events of JJ Abrams' time traveling Star Trek movie, cast members from The Next Generation recently met up with Captain...

Google sends invites for exciting new announcement in India on September 15

Google has started sending out invites for an event in India in two weeks time which could see the launch of the company s first Android One certified devices. According to NDTV, the event will...

When Does Uber Become Cheaper Than Owning A Car?

Thanks to the proliferation of local transportation services like Uber, we're entering a world in which people have less reason to drive everywhere they need to go. But at what point will it become...

What Jennifer Lawrence can teach you about cloud security

Jenn Deering Davis By now, you already have probably heard about the digital exposure, so to speak, of nude photos of as many as 100 celebrities, taken from their Apple iCloud backups and posted to...

Superman's debut comic sets new record for most expensive issue ever sold

An issue of the comic containing Superman's debut appearance has sold for $3.2 million at auction, taking the record for the most expensive comic sold to date by over $1 million. The comic, Action...

ALS group moves to trademark ice bucket challenge viral sensation

Who thought this up anyway? University of Central Arkansas Unless you've been living in a sensory-deprivation chamber for the past few weeks, you've heard of the "ice bucket challenge" being shown...

Google may reveal first low-cost Android One phones at September 15th event

Google has begun working with hardware manufacturers to help them easily produce low-cost Android Phones, and the first phones built as part of that effort could see a release soon. Google is...

This is Uber's playbook for sabotaging Lyft

Uber is arming teams of independent contractors with burner phones and credit cards as part of its sophisticated effort to undermine Lyft and other competitors. Interviews with current and former...

If Apple Makes A Move Into Mobile Payments, It Could Not Come At A Better Time

Apple, the reports say, will add NFC technology to the iPhone 6, and it will debut a mobile wallet-style service that could include integrations with American Express, Visa and MasterCard and...

Apple's New Spaceship HQ Doesn't Look Like A Spaceship Yet, But It's Huge

Apple's new spaceship-style campus is one of the last things on the company's mind right now, with the iPhone launch looming just over the horizon. However, that hasn't stopped some curious folks...

New iOS 8 Apps Will Work 'Like Magic,' Software Tester Says

In two weeks, Apple is expected to announce the new iPhone 6 and release its latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 8. And iPhone users are going to be blown away by a handful of apps...

Jessica Alba's Startup Raises $70 Million At A Nearly $1 Billion Valuation

Jessica Alba and Brian Lee's startup The Honest Co. is making some moves in preparation for an initial public offering. The Santa Monica, California startup, which sells natural and eco-friendly...

Apple's new spaceship is looking more like a landing site

When it's complete, Apple's Campus 2 will resemble an enormous space disc descended upon the leafy suburbs of Cupertino, but as of today, it's looking more like a dustbowl landing site. Still, just...

Apple's next iPhone event confirmed for September 9th

We've been hearing rumblings about an iPhone event next month for some time now, but Apple has made it official: the company's next event will indeed be held on September 9th. While there aren't...

IRL: A tablet holder for using your device in bed

There are times when I just want to lie in bed and surf random YouTube channels on my phone or tablet, but it's impossible to hold the device above my head for a prolonged period (we've all been...

The Key Differences Between Alibaba And Amazon In One Chart

China's Alibaba Group is becoming a serious threat to Amazon. The e-commerce giant is expected to make an initial public offering in September that could top $16 billion to become the biggest IPO...

This 'Find My iPhone' exploit could be to blame for celebrity photo hacks

We don't need to rake over the gory details here, but in the last 12 hours, the internet has lost its "you know what" over some leaked celebrity photos. Initial reports suggested that hackers...

This university's library doesn't have a single paper book

Bookless libraries aren't quite so far-fetched as they used to be. Florida Polytechnic University, opening for the first time this fall, features a $60 million, Santiago Calatrava-designed main...

See the special effects that bring 'Game of Thrones' to life

Game of Thrones didn't get much love from the Emmys last week it only won just four technical awards out of 19 nominations but there's no denying what an impressive achievement the series is. Its...

FreeCharge, Which Gives Users Coupons For Charging Their Mobile Plans, Raises $33M Series...

FreeCharge, an India-based online platform that lets user earn coupons when they add money to their prepaid mobile phone plans or pay utility bills online, has raised a $33 million Series B from...

The 4 most important moments from the 'Doctor Who' premiere

"Clara, be my pal. Tell me, am I a good man?" It's the line BBC has been using to tease the new Doctor Who, which premiered over the weekend with new lead Peter Capaldi. It's a sentiment echoed...

What is the blue light from our screens really doing to our eyes?

We've known for a while that excessive screen time is not good for your sleep schedule, but the latest findings are overwhelmingly gloomy and extend well beyond insomnia. What is the blue light...

There Are Only Two Weeks Left To Comment On Net Neutrality

With less than two weeks before the FCC closes comments on proceeding #14-28, also known as the landmark Net Neutrality issue, viral video firm Thinkmodo is releasing a new video in one last...

Tom Hanks Typewriter App Shoots To The Top Of The App Store

Tom Hanks' name can do more than sell a movie, it seems. His recently launched, hipster-ish typewriter app for iPad, Hanx Writer, has now shot up to the top of the iTunes App Store, ranking number...

The Next Tech Startup Ecosystem To Emerge Iran

Amid the slightly chaotic world we live in these days, technology and the Internet marches on, like a great cloud moving across the Earth, unstoppable. This Cloud has no politics about where it...

Review roundup: Intel's 8-core Haswell-E is the fastest desktop CPU ever

Since it was teased in March, enthusiasts have been itching to see how Intel's 8-core Haswell Extreme Edition processor (the i7-5960X) performs. It has now launched (along with two other Haswell-E...

Apple officially holding event September 9th: 'wish we could say more'

Well this is cryptic. Apple has confirmed that it's holding an event in Cupertino on September 9th, complete with a typically confusing-but-also-probably-revealing tagline: "wish we could say...

AnandTech founder Anand Shimpi retires from journalism to join Apple

If you've built your own PC at any time over the past decade and a half, chances are you'll have come across AnandTech in the course of your research. Founded by a precocious teenager way back in...

Samsung Challenges Apple's iPhone 5S To The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Samsung s mobile arm in the UK tweeted out a cute video on Friday morning ( via Apple Insider), which embraces the trendy ALS Ice Bucket Challenge while also showing off one of the most notable...

This year's Burning Man is being livestreamed right now

Have you been noticing a lot of vacation auto-responders this week? That's because everyone you're trying to email is at Burning Man, the arts-and-crafts-and-drugs festival set in the middle of the...

Google Chrome 64-bit arrives for Windows 7 and Windows 8

Along with the 32-bit release of Chrome 37, Google today released the 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows 7 and Windows 8 in the stable channel. Nevertheless, going 64-bit is still an opt-in...

Look at what two years on Mars did to the Curiosity Rover

Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling...

Study: Social networks are making you distrustful and unhappy

Facebook's 2012 experiment, while controversial, showed that what other people post on social media can alter moods. Apparently, though, that's not the only thing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and...

Time Warner Cable Is Down Nationwide

Nationwide outages have been reported for Time Warner customers. The widespread outage strangely follows an incident overseas in which Virgin Media customers in the London were unable to access the...

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is still with us: a timeline

Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling...

NASA to reformat Mars rover's memory from 125 million miles away

NASA's long-running Mars rover Opportunity is going to have its memory reformatted in an attempt to resolve a series of recurring errors that have been interrupting its work for a day or two at a...

The awesome oldies mix from 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is still the best-selling album in...

There are a lot of good things about Guardians of the Galaxy. Groot is one. The fact that Vin Diesel plays Groot is another. Chris Pratt is also awesome. But one of the very best things about the...

Apple is replacing some iPhone 5 units over battery life issue

If your iPhone 5's battery life suddenly took a turn for the worse, it may not just be you. Apple today launched a battery replacement program for some iPhone 5 devices sold between September 2012...

Physics' best-known lectures are now available to everyone on the web

Ask professors about important physics lectures, and they'll probably point you toward Richard Feynman's famous 1964 talks. They led to one of the most popular physics books ever (over 1.5 million...

NASA explains why you won't get a drone delivery anytime soon

Delivery drones are great at exactly one job right now: generating buzz. However, NASA has told the New York Times that actual widget-shipping drones from Amazon or Google are still far in the...

Apple Denies Any Breach Of Its Systems In Celebrity Photo Hacking

Apple has released an official statement in response to accusations that its iCloud storage system might be somehow behind the recent leak of a large number of nude or otherwise private celebrity...

Apple says iCloud wasn't breached in celebrity photo leak

It wasn't long at all after personal and explicit photos of some 100 celebrities started making the rounds when people started attributing the leak to a breach of Apple's iCloud storage system....