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Google tests new profile cards that let you add yourself to search results 

Image: Google Google is testing a new user-created public profile system called “people cards,” which will let users create their own profile (including their job, links to their social media platforms, a brief bio, and more) that will appear directly in Google search results. It’s similar to how celebrities and businesses already appear. The new cards are o […]

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E Ink demos a folding e-reader that can also take notes 

Folding smartphones are slowly making their way into the mainstream. Could foldable e-readers be next? The E Ink Corporation, the company behind the digital paper tech found in the majority of e-readers, is trying to make it happen. The firm’s R&D lab has been developing foldable e-ink screens for a while, and its latest prototype clearly demonstrates th […]

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Indie darling Alto’s Adventure and its sequel are finally coming to PS4, Xbox One and Switch 

Alto’s Adventure and Alto’s Odyssey, two mobile games we at The Verge love because of their beautiful art style and polished gameplay, are finally coming to PS4, Xbox One, and the Epic Games Store as The Alto Collection on August 13th. This will also be the first time Alto’s Odyssey comes to Windows. A Nintendo Switch port is “coming soon,” with no firm rele […]

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Kris Kobach projected to lose Kansas primary, despite backing from Peter Thiel 

Shelly Yang/Kansas City Star/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Decision Desk is projecting that Rep. Roger Marshall will win the Republican primary for Senate in Kansas, a huge blow to contender Kris Kobach. It’s also a blow to the political ambitions of billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel, who had enthusiastically supported Kobach, offering public sup […]

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Garmin reportedly paid multi-million dollar ransom after suffering cyberattack 

Screenshot: Garmin Fitness brand Garmin paid millions of dollars in ransom after an attack took many of its products and services offline last month, Sky News reports. The payment was reportedly made through a ransomware negotiation company called Arete IR, in order for Garmin to recover data held hostage as a result of the attack. BleepingComputer reported […]

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Virgin Galactic releases renders of proposed supersonic jet that can reach Mach 3 

An artistic rendering of Virgin Galactic’s proposed supersonic jet. | Image: Virgin Galactic This morning, Richard Branson’s space tourism venture Virgin Galactic unveiled the design of its proposed supersonic jet. The company claims the final version of the vehicle could carry between nine and 19 passengers and reach Mach 3, or three times faster than the s […]

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President Trump says he will ban TikTok in the US today 

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge President Trump has told reporters he’s planning to ban TikTok from operating in the US. “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday night. Bloomberg reports that Trump indicated he’s ready to sign a document to order the ban as early a […]

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Oppo launches mid-range Reno 4 Pro for $470 

Oppo has announced the Reno 4 Pro for international release. It’s a mid-range phone that isn’t a million miles away from sister company OnePlus’ new Nord in specs, design, and pricing. The Reno 4 Pro has a matte back panel with a gradient design and a glossy finish on the quad camera bump. It feels very thin and light by today’s standards, at 7.7mm thick and […]

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Service that uses AI to identify gender based on names looks incredibly biased 

Image: Genderify Some tech companies make a splash when they launch, others seem to bellyflop. Genderify, a new service that promises to identify someone’s gender by analyzing their name, email address, or username with the help AI, looks firmly to be in the latter camp. The company launched on Product Hunt last week, but has picked up a lot of attention on […]

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Get the tough-to-find Nintendo Switch Pro controller for $10 off 

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge Nintendo’s Switch Pro controller is one of my favorites ever, but there are two things that I don’t like about it: it’s kind of expensive, and it’s usually hard to find. For a limited time, Amazon is solving both problems by selling its stock for $60 each, which is $10 off its usual price. Get this controller if you want ex […]

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Read Twitter’s update on the huge hack — 8 accounts may have had private messages stolen 

Illustration by Alex Castro On Friday evening, Twitter issued its first full blog post about what happened after the biggest security lapse in the company’s history, one that led to attackers getting hold of some of the highest profile Twitter accounts in the world — including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, Tesla CEO Elo […]

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Fortnite honors Renegade creator Jalaiah Harmon with her own in-game emote 

Photo by Kena Krutsinger/NBAE via Getty Images Fortnite’s newest in-game emote is a collaborative one. Epic Games this evening announced the launch of “The Renegade,” the viral TikTok dance created by Atlanta teenager Jalaiah Harmon. The Twitter account for Fortnite openly cites Harmon, writing, “Go, go, go, go, let’s go and bust out some [fire] moves by @ja […]

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Go read The New York Times’ incredible account of how the Twitter attack may have happened 

Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge Reporters are starting to piece together the behind-the-scenes events of the unprecedented Twitter attack on Wednesday almost as fast as the official investigators themselves. And the clearest idea of what may have happened two days ago — when roughly 130 accounts were compromised using internal company tools — co […]

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Dell’s Inspiron 2-in-1 laptop is $600 at Best Buy 

Today only, Best Buy is discounting the 13.3-inch Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 laptop. It usually costs $850, but you can get one for $600. This laptop won’t outperform options that cost considerably more, but it seems to be a well-rounded machine for those who don’t use intensive applications — especially at this price. It has a 1080p touchscreen that can rota […]

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Apple wins appeal against EU’s $14.9 billion tax bill 

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The EU’s second-highest court has overturned a ruling that ordered Apple to pay a record €13 billion ($14.9 billion) in back taxes to the Irish government. The ruling was originally made by the European Commission in 2016 and was seen as a significant win for Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s antitrust chief. Vestager concl […]

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