• Google Search will stop telling you when Snoopy assassinated Abe Lincoln

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The team behind Google Search is tweaking its featured snippets — the text boxes that sometimes spread false information while trying to offer help. The company announced an update that’s supposed to make answers more accurate and avoid the problem of false premises, or questions where no definitive-sounding answer would make sense. It’s paired with an expansion in Google’s “about this result” option and warnings for low-quality...

  • No cap, bussin, forreal, forreal: Sen. Mike Lee’s personal Twitter account is called "BasedMikeLee"

    Senator Mike Lee. | Photo by Andrew Harnik - Pool/Getty Images No cap, Sen. Mike Lee himself is tweeting from the @BasedMikeLee Twitter account. The account cropped up seemingly out of nowhere towards the end of last month, posting news articles about the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry; claiming that Lee is taller than his colleague Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY); and shaming the tech companies he aims to regulate as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “The haters can’t...

  • Facebook ran ads on searches for white supremacist groups, report finds

    Facebook logo | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook served ads on searches related to white supremacist groups, despite a ban on such content on the platform, according to a report by the Tech Transparency Project. The report, which was first covered by The Washington Post, identified 119 Facebook pages and 20 Facebook groups affiliated with white supremacist organizations on the platform. Researchers searched Facebook for 226 designated hate groups or...

  • Nights are getting way too hot to handle

    The sunset viewed from Saint Endellion, on July 17th, 2022, in Cornwall, England, after the Met Office issued a red alert warning for extreme heat for the first time. | Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images Summer nights are getting increasingly dangerous thanks to climate change. By 2100, the risk of death from excessively hot nights is expected to grow six-fold compared to 2016 — even under the most optimistic predictions of future global warming, according to a new...

  • Jabra’s terrific Elite 3 wireless earbuds are just $59.99 today

    Amazon and Best Buy are taking $20 off of Jabra’s Elite 3, which are amongst the best wireless earbuds on the market. | Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Times are hard, we get it, which is why today’s deal on Jabra’s budget-friendly Elite 3 wireless earbuds stands out. They may lack the bells and whistles other high-quality buds offer, like multipoint support and active noise cancellation, but these are still among our favorites because they boast great sound quality,...

  • Ralph Nader urges regulators to recall Tesla’s "manslaughtering" Full Self-Driving vehicles

    Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is calling for the government to crack down on Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta program. Ralph Nader, a former presidential candidate and nationally recognized consumer protection advocate, called on federal regulators to recall Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) driver-assist feature, calling its deployment “one of the most dangerous and irresponsible actions by a car company in decades.” Nader, who first came to prominence with the 1965...

  • Spotify tests selling concert tickets straight to fans

    Image: Spotify Spotify’s testing a new website to sell concert tickets directly to fans, as first reported by Music Ally. The site, dubbed Spotify Tickets, currently has a limited selection of upcoming US-based concerts for participating artists like Limbeck, Tokimonsta, and Annie DiRusso. Spotify already partners with Ticketmaster, Eventbrite, and See Tickets to sell tickets through its new Live Events Feed, where you can browse nearby shows and purchase tickets through...

  • ‘Take that, Elon Musk’: Ford’s CEO takes a swipe at EV rival while announcing solar investment

    Ford CEO Jim Farley poses for a photo at the launch of the all-new electric Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck at the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center on April 26, 2022 in Dearborn, Michigan | Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images Ford CEO Jim Farley took a swipe at Tesla CEO Elon Musk Wednesday while announcing a major investment in solar energy. The comment was intended to draw a comparison between Tesla’s long-delayed Cybertruck and Ford’s plug-in pickup, the F-150...

  • Microsoft open sources its 3D emoji to let creators remix and customize them

    Image: Microsoft Microsoft is open sourcing more than 1,500 of its 3D emoji, making them free for creators to remix and build upon. Almost all of Microsoft’s 1,538 emoji library will be available on Figma and GitHub starting today in a move that Microsoft hopes will encourage more creativity and inclusivity in the emoji space. While Microsoft released its emoji in Windows 11 last year and 3D versions in Microsoft Teams in February, the company hadn’t originally planned to...

  • How to preorder the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

    Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 Pro share a similar shape to the previous model but are slightly smaller. | Image: Samsung Samsung revealed its latest pair of true wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, during its Galaxy Unpacked event earlier today, introducing them alongside the forthcoming Galaxy Watch 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4, and Galaxy Z Flip 4. The second pair of earbuds under the Pro moniker launch on August 26th and are available for preorder starting today for $229.99, a...

  • How to preorder the Galaxy Watch 5

    Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro start at $279.99 and will be available August 26th. | Image: Samsung Samsung announced the new Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and the forthcoming Galaxy Buds Pro 2 during its Galaxy Unpacked event this week. Both smartwatches are set to launch on August 26th but are available for preorder today starting at $279.99 and $449.99, respectively. Like its predecessor, both versions...

  • Elon Musk changes plans, sells $6.9 billion in Tesla shares with Twitter trial looming

    Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images With so much of the world’s richest man’s wealth tied up in shares of his electric car company, Tesla is a part of the deal Elon doesn’t want to do anymore for more reasons than just a few subpoenas. Six SEC filings (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) revealed Elon Musk sold more Tesla shares over the last few days, which is surprising given Musk’s tweet saying, “No further TSLA sales planned after today,” after he sold off $8.4 billion worth in...