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The real reasons why the US refuses to go metric

In 1975, the United States passed the Metric Conversion Act. The legislation was meant to slowly transition its units of measurement from feet and pounds to meters and kilograms, bringing the...

Why the third launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket has the highest stakes yet

The third flight of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy is set for this evening, and this launch is perhaps the most important one yet for the powerful rocket. The Falcon Heavy will be...

Perchang looks like Portal, but is more like Lemmings

It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we...

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...

With Child’s Play and Toy Story 4 in theaters, it’s Devil Doll time

There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s...

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2’s creators want the game to grow up —...

In the cult 2004 role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, vampires love to dance. Your protagonist can show up at a nightclub and jump into the center of the action,...

Monster Hunter: World is Capcom’s best-selling game — and it’s about to get even...

In the early ‘90s, Street Fighter II was everywhere. It dominated arcades and became a best-seller on home consoles like the Super Nintendo. It was this overwhelming success and cultural impact...

John Wick Hex turns you into a cold, calculated killer

One night, game designer Mike Bithell and a friend went out to see a largely forgettable action movie, and afterwards the conversation shifted to what, exactly, made John Wick so engrossing....

Comcast’s latest accessibility feature lets customers change TV channels with their eyes

Comcast is introducing eye control to its X1 cable platform, a new effort that the company says will improve the experience of watching TV for millions of people with physical disabilities....

Revel’s mopeds are a fun ride around Brooklyn and Queens

The electric motor scooters came at dawn. Slowly, at first, but then truckful after truckful. They were parked on the streets of densely populated (and mostly affluent) neighborhoods across Brooklyn and...

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