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The strange state of iPhone reviews

The strange state of iPhone reviews

This week on our Vergecast interview series, The Verge’s editor-in-chief Nilay Patel brings in John Gruber of Daring Fireball to discuss the annual iPhone review week. John also just reviewed the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, so the two compare notes on their reviews, talk through their approach for reviewing tech products in 2019, and…
Emmys 2019: how to watch the awards ceremony online

Emmys 2019: how to watch the awards ceremony online

The 71st annual Emmy Awards ceremony is tonight at 8PM ET (5PM PT). If you want to watch the talent pack into the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA, the pre-show coverage on the red carpet begins an hour earlier, at 7PM ET (4PM PT). Will your favorite TV shows, actors, and writers take home…
Netflix says Stranger Things’ third season is record-breaking, but what does that mean?

Netflix says Stranger Things’ third season is record-breaking, but what does that mean?

There’s no question that Stranger Things is one of Netflix’s most popular shows, but we have to question whether it’s as record-breaking as Netflix claims. The company reported in its third-quarter earnings that Stranger Things’ third season is “the most watched season to date,” with “64 million member households” watching it within the first month…
Navigating Bill Gates’ brain with Netflix filmmaker Davis Guggenheim

Navigating Bill Gates’ brain with Netflix filmmaker Davis Guggenheim

This week on our Vergecast interview series, The Verge’s editor-in-chief Nilay Patel chats with filmmaker Davis Guggenheim on his new documentary Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, which premiered on Netflix earlier this month. Davis talks about the two years he spent filming with the Microsoft co-founder, as well as how he got Gates to…
How games like Minecraft and No Man’s Sky help players connect to their worlds

How games like Minecraft and No Man’s Sky help players connect to their worlds

Condensed into the first few minutes of one of the biggest games of all time is the entire essence of a genre. Minecraft presents you first with a lush, almost infinitely large world, and then it allows you to instantly set about transforming it. You chop down trees and dig down through dirt and stone,…
Even fixing Wisconsin’s Foxconn deal won’t fix it, says state-requested report

Even fixing Wisconsin’s Foxconn deal won’t fix it, says state-requested report

In 2017, Wisconsin offered Foxconn a record-breaking subsidy to build an LCD factory in the state, only to see the promised factory fall behind schedule and grow progressively smaller. Now, the Wisconsin Department of Administration has requested a reassessment of the costs and benefits to the state regarding the far-tinier facility. The report, which was…
You can save $200 on Vizio’s Dolby Atmos home theater system and up to $30 on Apple AirPods

You can save $200 on Vizio’s Dolby Atmos home theater system and up to...

Now that we’re well into October, Black Friday 2019 looms on the horizon. It’s likely that we’ll see some of the best deals on popular tech products happen in the next few weeks. And judging by a few of today’s deals, that’s already happening a little bit. Vizio’s high-end 46-inch 5.1.4 home theater system is…
Apple will reportedly release its films in theaters weeks before they come to Apple TV Plus

Apple will reportedly release its films in theaters weeks before they come to Apple...

People may not need an Apple TV Plus subscription to see some of the company’s biggest upcoming original films. According to Variety, Apple will reportedly start rolling out its original films in select theaters nationwide, weeks before they’re slated to arrive on its forthcoming streaming service, beginning in October. The films are being distributed via…
Netflix confirms it won’t port its iPad app to macOS

Netflix confirms it won’t port its iPad app to macOS

Ever since Apple first announced that it would let developers port iPad apps to macOS, anticipation for popular apps debuting on the Mac has been high. But today, any hopes that Netflix would show up on the Mac as a native app were crushed, with Bloomberg reporting that the streaming service won’t be launching a…
Human dressed as TV trolls town by leaving TVs on people’s porches

Human dressed as TV trolls town by leaving TVs on people’s porches

“He wants to be known as the TV Santa Claus. I don’t know,” one homeowner told Virginia ABC affiliate WTVR-TV. So begins the tale of a human who literally stuck a giant television on his or her head so they could bring joy to the world in the form of unwanted TV sets. And just…