Liam Payne's selfie angst deserves your sympathy

Dieter Bohn November 27, 2014 11:15 am1 hour ago 11

Selfies are the new celebrity signatures, this is known. Liam Payne is a member of One Direction and therefore in very high demand for selfies with fans. This is also known. What's less known, perhaps, is...

Shocker: One Direction singer revealed to be human being

The 6 mobile games that will help get you through Thanksgiving

Andrew Webster November 26, 2014 09:40 am11.26.2014 26

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year, a chance to spend a few days with family and friends and enjoy an amazing meal. But there's also a lot of downtime, whether it's due to travelling across the...

Ignore your family with these helpful games

Europe votes in favor of breaking up Google

Vlad Savov November 27, 2014 08:02 am4 hours ago 183

The European Parliament has today approved a non-binding resolution calling for the "unbundling of search engines from other commercial services" in order to ensure "competitive conditions within the...

Europe wants "non-discriminatory online search"

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12 new Netflix movies to stream on Thanksgiving

Jacob Kastrenakes November 27, 2014 09:00 am3 hours ago 8

Netflix no longer has every movie you can dream of: instead, it offers a curated selection, with new movies usually being added by the month. The trouble is, it isn't always obvious what good films have...

Let us browse Netflix for you

Guillermo Del Toro has finished the script for DC Comics' 'Justice League: Dark' movie

Rich McCormick November 26, 2014 11:37 pm12 hours ago 7

Guillermo Del Toro has reportedly finished writing the script for a film interpretation of DC Comics' Justice League: Dark, the comic book series that combines the talents of heroes such as Swamp Thing, H...

darker knights

Microsoft may have accidentally announced that it's buying email app Acompli

Rich McCormick November 26, 2014 09:57 pm14 hours ago 51

Microsoft may have just accidentally announced that it is acquiring email startup Acompli. A post, authored by Microsoft corporate vice president Rajesh Jha, appeared on the company's official blog today....

mission acompli-shed?

The US bill to phase out wonky symbols on the back of gadgets is now a law

Josh Lowensohn November 26, 2014 08:30 pm16 hours ago 45

The legislation designed to do away with printing various symbols and regulatory compliance numbers on our gadgets in favor of displaying those things within software has been signed into law. President...

Naked gadgets everywhere

Astronauts on the ISS are feasting on irradiated turkey for Thanksgiving

Sean O'Kane November 26, 2014 07:02 pm17 hours ago 11

While millions of Americans are about to gather around a table topped with turkey, stuffing, and all other sorts of Thanksgiving fare, two in particular are preparing for a much different meal. Almost 300...

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer will be online on Friday too

Jacob Kastrenakes November 26, 2014 05:07 pm19 hours ago 31

You won't have to head to the movies to see the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Friday. Star Wars' official Twitter account sent out a message this afternoon saying that the trailer would be...

Forget heading to the theaters

Here's why GoPro wants to make its own drones

Ben Popper November 26, 2014 03:02 pm21 hours ago 13

A fast-growing market in a complimentary product is an opportunity it can't afford to miss

"Drones are the peace dividend of the smartphone wars." Chris Anderson, CEO, 3D Robotics

'Serial' is getting a second season

Ross Miller November 26, 2014 02:44 pm21 hours ago 19

Serial, the wildly successful true crime podcast from Sarah Koenig and the creators of This American Life, is getting a second season.

But who will be the mispronounced sponsor?

Canada just joined Twitter, eh

Arielle Duhaime-Ross November 26, 2014 02:01 pm22 hours ago 43

Canada joined Twitter today, and it did it in the best way possible. Whoever's running the official @Canada account could have said "sorry" for being late to the party, but instead the country that spawned...

Canada joins the ranks of Sweden, Great Britain, South Africa, and Israel

James Cameron says the 'Avatar' sequels will make you 'shit yourself with your mouth wide open'

Ross Miller November 26, 2014 01:49 pm22 hours ago 90

Prolific documentary filmmaker James Cameron has only directed three feature-length films in the last 20 years: True Lies (1994), Titanic (1997), and Avatar (2009). Before that, he made The Abyss, Aliens,...

Please don't do this to us, James

Steam celebrates Black Friday with deals on 'Watch Dogs, 'Civilization,' and more

Andrew Webster November 26, 2014 01:34 pm22 hours ago 8

Steam is getting in on the Black Friday fun with a huge collection of great deals dubbed the "Steam Exploration Sale." It includes a pretty massive selection of games — Valve says there are "thousands of...

New deals each day

Screeny is the screenshot-deleting iPhone app we have wanted all our lives

Casey Newton November 26, 2014 01:16 pm23 hours ago 71

One of the iPhone's cleverest features is its ability to take a screenshot of the device just by holding down two buttons. I take screenshots every day, of all kinds of things: errant tweets that I know...

Hallelujah signed up 462,125 people in one week

Russell Brandom November 26, 2014 12:29 pm24 hours ago 24 has come along way since its disastrous rollout last year. The first week of open enrollment for 2015 healthcare plans began on November 15, and seems to have handled the rush...

Nearly half had not purchased plans through the site before

GoPro reportedly planning to launch consumer drones next year

Chris Welch November 26, 2014 12:11 pm24 hours ago 12

GoPro will soon be manufacturing drones. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company, known for its hugely popular line of action video cameras, will release consumer drones "late next year." GoPro's...

Priced between $500 and $1,000

Stricter smog rules make healthier citizens, EPA chief says

Arielle Duhaime-Ross November 26, 2014 11:55 am11.26.2014 10

The US Environmental Protection Agency released a proposal for new ground-level ozone emission standards today. The new standards will cut smog-causing ozone pollution levels from 75 parts per billion down...

"The most expensive regulation ever imposed on the American public." National Association of Manufacturers

Try a different kind of gift wrapping this year: music!

Vlad Savov November 26, 2014 11:12 am11.26.2014 15

I used to think myself a grinch who hated the very act of gift-giving, but it turns out what's put me off all this time has been the rote and impersonal way we've been doing it. Most people seem to...

Do try this at home

The Supreme Court is about to tackle online threats for the first time

Sarah Jeong November 26, 2014 10:53 am11.26.2014 21

On December 1st, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Elonis v. United States, the first case about online threats to reach the highest level of judicial review. It’s a timely case, coinciding...

Who decides when a threat is real?

EU wants its 'right to be forgotten' to erase Google search data around the world

Jacob Kastrenakes November 26, 2014 10:31 am11.26.2014 110

European Union regulators want Google to extend the controversial "right to be forgotten" to searches worldwide, including those made on, according to The Wall Street Journal. The right to be...

Wants results hidden even on

Sony's new A7 II full-frame mirrorless camera comes to the US on December 9th

Dan Seifert November 26, 2014 10:00 am11.26.2014 22

It won't be long before you'll be able to get your hands on Sony's recently-announced A7 II full-frame mirrorless camera: the electronics company announced today that it will arrive in the US on December...

Faster, smarter, better

Get $140 off of an unlocked Moto X in Motorola's Cyber Monday sale

Dan Seifert November 26, 2014 09:06 am11.26.2014 42

If you've been fancying a new Moto X, but haven't yet committed to the purchase, you might want to wait a few more days: Motorola announced that it will be selling the unlocked second-generation Moto X for...

One of the best deals on one of the best phones you can buy

Netflix's December line-up comes early this year

Cassandra Khaw November 26, 2014 08:22 am11.26.2014 22

Beginning December 1st, Netflix Instant subscribers will be able to enjoy a fresh crop of movies and television shows. Decider recently published a catalog of the anticipated titles. Two of the most...

Seasonal viewing

'Game of Thrones' teasers begin with Arya Stark's darkness

Vlad Savov November 26, 2014 08:08 am11.26.2014 16

We're still months away from the debut of the fifth season of Game of Thrones, but the tantalizing hints about what's to come have already begun. First up is a brief video snippet featuring Arya Stark. She...

There will definitely be blood

You can now buy an unlocked Amazon Fire Phone for $199

Cassandra Khaw November 26, 2014 07:44 am11.26.2014 44

Amazon is clearly trying to recover from the lacklustre performance of its flagship Fire Phone. Featuring a 2.2GHz processor and a 13-megapixel camera, the unlocked 32GB model now costs $199, a far cry...

In the red

Chromecast expands to include Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and more

Cassandra Khaw November 26, 2014 07:16 am11.26.2014 13

Chromecast users are going to be spoiled for choice with the addition of seven new apps. Fans of humor both coarse and sophisticated will be able to find entertainment with Comedy Central, which features...

No laughing matter

Sony reportedly planning stylish watch made entirely out of e-paper

Sam Byford November 26, 2014 01:43 am11.26.2014 28

Next year could see the release of a Sony watch made out of e-paper, according to a report in Bloomberg. The watch is said to prioritize style over the functionality of complex wearable gadgets like the A...

Company cutting smartphone and TV lineups

Here's how to watch what's happening in Ferguson and across the United States tonight

T.C. Sottek November 25, 2014 11:18 pm11.25.2014 115

Protests that began in Ferguson, Missouri are sweeping the United States tonight, after a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown on August 9th. People in...

The world is watching: here's how to join it

NASA is the first to 3D-print objects in space

Rich McCormick November 25, 2014 10:19 pm11.25.2014 3

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station came a step closer to self-sufficiency yesterday by successfully manufacturing the first 3D-printed part to be produced in space. The printer, installed...

space station fabrication

Two people have been arrested for leaking 'The Expendables 3'

Chris Welch November 25, 2014 05:57 pm11.25.2014 62

Two men have been arrested in connection with the leak of The Expendables 3 this past July. A DVD-quality version of the entire film found its way onto torrent sites three weeks before The Expendables 3...

Steal money from Stallone, and they'll never stop hunting you down

Jurassic World's monster is a genetically modified Jimmy Buffett #brand

T.C. Sottek November 25, 2014 04:45 pm11.25.2014 19

The Verge has obtained irrefutable evidence that legendary chillbro Jimmy Buffett is behind the mayhem in the upcoming film Jurassic World. In the screenshot above, you can clearly see children running...

Sup @vergepullquotes

'Jurassic World' brings the Galaxy Gear back to life

Vlad Savov November 25, 2014 04:38 pm11.25.2014 25

Evolution is a brutal and unforgiving mistress. The Jurassic Park movies have always offered a brief escape from its clutches for a few select dinosaur species, but the new Jurassic World is bringing back...

Samsung's smartwatch lives on among its kin
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