Radiohead has released new music through their trippy app

Jacob Kastrenakes September 2, 2014 12:51 pm10 minutes ago 1
Radiohead have some new music out this week, but it isn't on sale or available for download in any of the usual places. Instead, the band has updated their trippy PolyFauna app with a bunch of new sounds...
Work on a new album is supposed to begin this month

Listen 2 Prince: two brand new songs now available for streaming

Ross Miller September 2, 2014 12:26 pm34 minutes ago 5

A little over a year ago, Prince gave up his war on the internet and joined Twitter by way of his band 3rd Eye Girl. A few months later, he brought the Dave Chappelle basketball-and-pancakes sketch full...

"Oh-no-he-didn't" Prince, who did

We'll be live from Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 event tomorrow at 9AM ET

Verge Staff September 2, 2014 12:44 pm16 minutes ago

On Wednesday morning at IFA in Berlin, Samsung's likely to announce its next Galaxy Note, show off its newest wearable, and potentially reveal a new thing or two as well. Don't miss a thing.

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From Tupac’s appearance at Coachella to the Michael Jackson hologram at the Billboard Music Awards, holograms seem to popping up at live concerts more and more. These advanced pieces of light trickery—they...

Samsung releasing a curved soundbar to match its curved TV

Jacob Kastrenakes September 2, 2014 12:02 pm1 hour ago 7

If the living room is designed around the TV, what happens when the TV changes from a flat box to a curved one? Clearly, everything else is going to have to curve to accommodate it, and fortunately Samsung...

Soon even your living room walls will be curved

'The Wire' is finally being remastered in HD, and it's probably coming to HBO this week

Ross Miller September 2, 2014 11:10 am2 hours ago 47

HBO's The Wire, aka that show you've been saying for years you'll watch because all your friends won't shut up about it, is coming back. According to a promo video found by Polygon editor Arthur Gies (as...

"It's Baltimore, gentlemen. The gods will not save you." Ervin Burrell

Google plans multiple Android Wear updates as Apple's wearable looms

Jacob Kastrenakes September 2, 2014 10:40 am2 hours ago 67

Google's first update to Android Wear is coming this week, and several more will follow it before the end of the year as Google moves to quickly iterate on its new wearable software platform. In an...

Support for Bluetooth headsets and GPS is in the works

Sony's about to strap an Alpha lens to your smartphone

Vlad Savov September 2, 2014 08:09 am5 hours ago 55

Sony's Smart Lenses were a delightful surprise at last year's IFA trade show in Berlin. The idea of transforming a smartphone into a capable camera by strapping a high-quality lens and sensor to it was...

It won't be cheap, but it might be worth it

Ferguson police trial body cameras following mass protests

Amar Toor September 2, 2014 07:44 am5 hours ago 19

Police in Ferugson, Missouri have begun wearing on-body cameras, following the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown last month. Police Chief Tom Jackson tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that his...

"They are really enjoying them." Tom Jackson, Ferguson Police Chief

Reddit's new official app is the best way to read AMAs

Sam Byford September 2, 2014 04:59 am8 hours ago 51

Reddit's AMA (Ask Me Anything) section is one of the most popular areas of the site, but the Q&As themselves can be a little difficult to read — not every question gets answered, other users jump in with...

Out on iOS now, Android this week

LG and Samsung keep gluing crystals on their products and we don't know why

Rich McCormick September 2, 2014 02:16 am11 hours ago 47

Curved TVs have already been criticized for being gimmicky and superfluous to user needs, but it seems manufacturer LG has been inspired to go one better in the pursuit of absurdity — it's covered a curved...

the crystal method

NASA is building an air traffic control system for drones

Rich McCormick September 1, 2014 09:04 pm16 hours ago 11

NASA is developing an air traffic control system for drones. The New York Times reports the US space agency is working on creating a management system for vehicles that fly at around 400 to 500 feet off...

pushing tiny tin

Sony announces adorable 'Dragon Quest' limited edition PS4

Sam Byford September 1, 2014 08:24 pm17 hours ago 34

At a press conference in Tokyo yesterday, Sony and Square Enix announced Dragon Quest Heroes for PlayStation 3 and 4, the first game in the impossibly-big-in-Japan series to hit PlayStation platforms in...

Japan's biggest series returns to the PlayStation

The latest iPhone 6 leak assembles parts into the best video yet

Dieter Bohn September 1, 2014 07:04 pm18 hours ago 352

There's been no shortage of parts leaks and even "leaked" iPhones assembled from various parts on the internet in the past few weeks. But the latest leak of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, from Russian YouTube...

Get ready for September 9th

More than one in three wild boar in Germany are too radioactive to eat

Dan Seifert September 1, 2014 06:17 pm19 hours ago 45

If you've going to Germany to experience Oktoberfest for beer and sausages this fall, chances are you might want to stay away from the boar while you're there. A new study from the German government,...

Unsafe sausages

Apple 'actively investigating' and FBI 'addressing' alleged hack that revealed nude celebrity photos

Dan Seifert September 1, 2014 04:14 pm21 hours ago 149

Apple says it is "actively investigating" an alleged exploit to its iCloud service that allowed hackers to post dozens of private celebrity photos to public message boards this weekend. "We take user...

Still many unknowns

NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch

Carl Franzen September 1, 2014 02:15 pm23 hours ago 71

Artist's rendering of NASA's Space Launch System (credit: NASA/MSFC)

NASA has worked on some inspiring interplanetary projects in the last few years, but few have been as ambitious as the simply-named S...

Mars or bust

Celebs are just like us: they take and share nude photos

Ben Popper September 1, 2014 01:26 pm24 hours ago 145

The release of hundreds of nude and intimate pictures from female celebrities has brought attention to the perils of making and safely storing intimate digital images. But the practice of sending and...

We're all alike among the naked and the nude

NASA to reformat Mars rover's memory from 125 million miles away

Jacob Kastrenakes September 1, 2014 12:57 pm09.01.2014 17

NASA's long-running Mars rover Opportunity is going to have its memory reformatted in an attempt to resolve a series of recurring errors that have been interrupting its work for a day or two at a time with...

"The flash reformatting is a low-risk process." John Callas, NASA project manager

Google may reveal first low-cost Android One phones at September 15th event

Jacob Kastrenakes September 1, 2014 12:02 pm09.01.2014 77

Google has begun working with hardware manufacturers to help them easily produce low-cost Android Phones, and the first phones built as part of that effort could see a release soon. Google is holding an...

Android phones for under $100

Asus says it will unveil the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch yet on Wednesday

Jacob Kastrenakes September 1, 2014 10:15 am09.01.2014 88

Asus says that it's built the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch to date and that it plans to fully unveil it just two days from now, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency. Called the ZenWatch, this...

The ZenWatch will reportedly sell for under $199

Watch this Batman-inspired remix of 'The Incredibles' trailer

Vlad Savov September 1, 2014 07:29 am09.01.2014 15

Dark, gritty, and violent, yet thoughtful and thought-provoking — such has been the style of Christopher Nolan's Batman films, and it has now been applied to Pixar's 2004 superhero movie The Incredibles....

Look on the dark side of life

The opening scene to 'Apocalypse Now' started as a piece of trash

Thomas Ricker September 1, 2014 05:48 am09.01.2014 5

Tim Appelo of The Hollywood Reporter quotes Francis Ford Coppola on the unlikely origins of the opening sequence to Apocalypse Now, on the film's 35th anniversary:

"The 'trim' barrels were filled with...

The horror, the horror

Microsoft teases its Lumia 730 ‘selfie phone’ with a selfie

Tom Warren September 1, 2014 04:44 am09.01.2014 71

Microsoft started teasing its Lumia 730 "selfie phone" last month with an invite to a press conference in Berlin on Thursday. While the invite teased "join us for more face time" and a Lumia camera,...

Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 expected on Thursday

AnandTech founder Anand Shimpi retires from journalism to join Apple

Vlad Savov August 31, 2014 08:05 pm08.31.2014 157

If you've built your own PC at any time over the past decade and a half, chances are you'll have come across AnandTech in the course of your research. Founded by a precocious teenager way back in 1997, the...

Moving to the Mac mothership

'Dota 2' is on the front page of today's New York Times

Dante D'Orazio August 31, 2014 05:22 pm08.31.2014 66

If anyone is still questioning the legitimacy of e-sports, today should be a bit of a wake-up call. The lead photo on the front page of today's New York Times is of this July's $10 million Dota 2...

The Gray Lady is taking e-sports seriously

This university's library doesn't have a single paper book

Dante D'Orazio August 31, 2014 03:17 pm08.31.2014 47

Bookless libraries aren't quite so far-fetched as they used to be. Florida Polytechnic University, opening for the first time this fall, features a $60 million, Santiago Calatrava-designed main building...

100 percent bookless

Last night on 'Doctor Who:' journey to the center of a Dalek

Ross Miller August 31, 2014 01:00 pm08.31.2014 29

"Into the Dalek" is Peter Capaldi's first true post-regeneration adventure. Or rather, it's more of a parable: an outrageously weird story that serves to highlight a darker truth of the Doctor's own soul....

"Welcome to the most dangerous place in the universe." The Twelfth Doctor

Apple reportedly reaches agreements with Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for iPhone mobile payments

Dante D'Orazio August 31, 2014 12:31 pm08.31.2014 193

Apple is widely expected to reveal a mobile payments system alongside the iPhone 6 at its press event on September 9th. The system — supposedly designed to take on Google Wallet, Isis, Paypal, and others —...

Can we expect true compatibility with all credit cards?

Apple's new spaceship is looking more like a landing site

Vlad Savov August 31, 2014 11:04 am08.31.2014 134

When it's complete, Apple's Campus 2 will resemble an enormous space disc descended upon the leafy suburbs of Cupertino, but as of today, it's looking more like a dustbowl landing site. Still, just seeing...

A staggeringly vast outline for Apple's grand new HQ

See author Thomas Pynchon's handwritten edits to his 'Simpsons' script

Dante D'Orazio August 31, 2014 10:29 am08.31.2014 9

Famed — and incredibly reclusive — author Thomas Pynchon no less than shocked fans when he came out of hiding to make two separate celebrity appearances on The Simpsons in 2004. As you might have expected,...

"Homer is my role model." Thomas Pynchon

Charlie Shrem to plead guilty to federal charges related to Bitcoin transactions

Dante D'Orazio August 31, 2014 03:51 am08.31.2014 27

One of the most prominent names in Bitcoin will plead guilty to multiple federal charges in a New York court next Thursday, September 4th. According to Reuters, Charlie Shrem, an entrepreneur who's made...

Plea deal reportedly reached

Amazon is resurrecting 'The Tick' with Patrick Warburton for new pilot

Dante D'Orazio August 30, 2014 08:01 pm08.30.2014 32

In 2002, Fox cancelled superhero TV show The Tick just eight episodes in. Now, over a decade later, Amazon Studios is giving the show a second chance. According to The Wrap and People, star Patrick...

"The big blue bug of justice is here!" The Tick

'Dungeons & Dragons' mobile game may let you create a world to battle in

Jacob Kastrenakes August 30, 2014 05:30 pm08.30.2014 11

Here's the thing: you can't really make Dungeons & Dragons into a video game. It's a game that lets players do basically anything that they want to, and that's not something that can be translated to a...

You'll get to be a digital Dungeon Master
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