Philips Hue Play sync box and gradient lightstrip review: wholly unnecessary, totally delightful

Leveling up your home theater experience Am I wrong for thinking our TVs should be a lot cooler by now? We can pretend 3D TVs didn’t happen because they were bad, and curved TVs were a gimmick at best. Yeah, picture quality and form factor has improved a lot since the 1980s, but it’s 2022! […]

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Elon Musk pitches lofty goals in a magazine run by China’s internet censorship agency

Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images Elon Musk pitched sustainable energy, brain implants, and space exploration in an article published in a Chinese magazine run by the country’s internet watchdog and censorship agency, according to a translation from Yang Liu, a reporter for the Chinese state press agency, Xinhua. (via WSJ reporter […]

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Uber is shutting down its free loyalty program later this year

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber is ending its free loyalty program, Uber Rewards, so it can turn its attention to its subscription-based Uber One membership. In an email sent to customers, Uber explains that users can still earn points until the end of August, and that the last day to redeem points […]

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Apple and Samsung smartwatches need more buttons if they want more athletes

The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is meant to appeal to serious outdoors athletes, but relies on a touchscreen. | Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge Earlier this week, Samsung announced the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. It’s Samsung’s most durable smartwatch ever and at Unpacked it was clear that the company intends the watch to […]

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Channel stores are officially the hottest new thing in streaming

Image: YouTube YouTube is building a system that would allow users to subscribe to streaming services through the YouTube app, The Wall Street Journal reported, and could launch the so-called “channel store” as early as this fall. The Journal’s report didn’t say which services might be part of the store, only that YouTube has been […]

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Now DoorDash could start delivering your Facebook Marketplace purchases, too

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge You may soon have the option to have your Facebook Marketplace purchases picked up and delivered by DoorDash. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Facebook’s parent company, Meta, is partnering with DoorDash to deliver Marketplace items located up to 15 miles away. Not every item […]

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