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China’s Didi Chuxing launches robot taxi experiment in Shanghai

Didi Chuxing is launching a self-driving car pilot in Shanghai, the Chinese ride-hailing giant announced. The local government in Shanghai recently awarded Didi a permit to test its autonomous vehicles on public...

Facebook pushes back against Biden remarks on COVID-19 misinformation

Facebook continued its pushback Saturday against President Biden’s comment that social media platforms were “killing people” with COVID-19 misinformation, in a blog post from its vice president of integrity Guy Rosen....

Nvidia’s new RTX 2050 laptop GPU could potentially power more affordable laptops

Nvidia’s upcoming RTX 2050 laptop GPUs don’t sound “new” at all, considering that the company already released the RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti GPUs for laptops earlier this year (via...

Google’s more useful SOS alerts will navigate you away from danger

Two years after their original introduction, Google is updating its SOS Alerts with more real-time information about areas affected by natural disasters, and new navigation warnings in Google Maps to help...

One of the creepiest series in YouTube history is now a decade old and...

Ten years ago this week, a video appeared on the Something Awful forum describing a trove of unlabeled tapes that had been recorded as part of a student film project. The...

The streamer who built a giant Starbucks island in Minecraft

Twitch streamers are modern celebrities, ones that cater to diverse audiences through video games. But some have taken it upon themselves to innovate beyond the norm in an attempt to connect...

Save $100 on Sony’s excellent WH-1000XM3 wireless, noise-canceling headphones

This story is part of a group of stories called Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Verge Deals stamp of approval, so if you're looking for a deal...

Wunderlist founder announces a new productivity app called Superlist

Christian Reber, founder of the beloved productivity application Wunderlist, announced today that he’s got a new company called Superlist in the works. Its goal, as stated by its very pretty landing...

The company that dashed our sapphire-covered iPhone dreams is being charged with fraud

In 2014, it looked like Apple was poised to do for sapphire what it had done for aluminum — turn an exceptionally useful but difficult-to-machine raw material into a selling point...

Uncharted creator Amy Hennig announces studio focused on ‘emerging streaming platforms’

One of the most notable writers in video games has a new home. Today, Skydance Media announced a new internal studio that will be helmed by Amy Hennig, best known for...

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