Verizon is rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop for the 2014 Moto X

Chris Welch November 24, 2014 02:42 pm1 hour ago 26

Verizon has today started rolling out Android 5.0 for the second-gen Moto X. Motorola released Lollipop for the Pure Edition of its flagship smartphone earlier this month, and Verizon's managed to follow...

Faster than anyone expected

HBO is going after Scientology with a new documentary

Sean O'Kane November 24, 2014 12:58 pm3 hours ago 26

The tell-all book about the Church of Scientology Going Clear has reportedly been made into a HBO documentary that could premiere as soon as the Sundance Film Festival in January. According to The...

The film is nearly done and could show up at Sundance

Oscar Isaac will reportedly play villain in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Kwame Opam November 24, 2014 02:41 pm1 hour ago 11

Bryan Singer may have found the X-Men franchise's next great villain. Variety reports that Inside Llewyn Davis star Oscar Isaac is set to play the ancient mutant Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse, due out in...

En Sabah Nur rises

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The Big Future: What is the future of sex?

Arielle Duhaime-Ross November 20, 2014 08:30 am11.20.2014 109

Sex is central to human life and has been from the very start, but the act and its aftermath aren't exactly perfect. Despite the technological advancements that have taken place over the course of the last...

Virtual sex is going to feel a lot more physical

Warner Bros. is turning Stephen King's 'The Stand' into a four-part epic

Kwame Opam November 24, 2014 11:55 am4 hours ago 30

The Stand is one of Stephen King's best regarded works, and it's only natural that Hollywood should want to adapt it for the screen. Now, though, it looks like the book is getting the Hobbit treatment. In...

Matthew McConaughey may play iconic villain Randall Flagg

T-Mobile adds Google Play Music, Xbox Music, SoundCloud, and others to Music Freedom

Chris Welch November 24, 2014 10:55 am5 hours ago 107

The list of music services that won't impact your data plan on T-Mobile is getting much longer today. The carrier has added Google Play Music, Xbox Music, SoundCloud, and 11 other music apps to its Music...

14 additions in all

These are NSFW emoji for sexting

Arielle Duhaime-Ross November 21, 2014 12:42 pm11.21.2014 95

Emoji aren’t sexy. They’re simple, tame, and accessible icons that work wonders if you want convey basic emotions. But when it comes to sexting, they're pretty inadequate. Winky faces, eggplants, and...

"People are having sex, and it looks like this."

Small Empires: Vidyard demonstrates the time-honored art of the startup pivot

Ben Popper November 20, 2014 10:15 am11.20.2014 9

The team at Vidyard had to learn two lessons that many startups come to embrace over time: being creative is difficult to scale, and they're actually much better engineers than they are artists.

When the sideline becomes your main business

Cyberwar is bullshit

Russell Brandom November 21, 2014 12:03 pm11.21.2014 44

On Thursday, Amnesty International released a new tool called Detekt to tell if there's government spyware on your computer. It's basically an anti-virus scan, but the bugs it's looking for are really...

If you found spyware on your computer tomorrow, the NSA would not help you

Redbox's rental prices are going up

Chris Welch November 24, 2014 10:35 am6 hours ago 31

Redbox has always been aggressive about pricing. Taking home a DVD or Blu-ray from one of the company's rental kiosks is cheaper than paying to watch the same movie via iTunes or Amazon. That's not...

Higher prices take effect December 2nd

Get Android 5.0's trusted places feature on any Android phone

Dan Seifert November 24, 2014 09:45 am6 hours ago 37

Locking your phone with a password or PIN code is a necessity when you're out and about, but when you're in the safety of your own home or office, it can be a real pain to unlock the thing every time you...

Why wait for Lollipop?

Black Friday 2014: the best gaming deals for PS4 and Xbox One

Andrew Webster November 24, 2014 09:35 am6 hours ago 32

One year in, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 finally have some amazing games, from Alien: Isolation to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. So now is a good time to get in on the action — and Black Friday is a...

It's time to make the leap to next-gen

Victoria Ying is helping bring back classic Disney style

Andrew Webster November 21, 2014 08:58 am11.21.2014 24

Disney's animation studio is experiencing a renaissance. Thanks to films like Frozen and Big Hero 6, the company is once again at the forefront of the industry. Much of it has to do with stellar writing...

"It's been exciting to see the studio turn around" Victoria Ying

The FAA's upcoming commercial drone rules could be brutally restrictive

Russell Brandom November 24, 2014 09:11 am7 hours ago 47

The Federal Aviation Administration's forthcoming drone rules might require all operators to have a license and limit flights to daylight hours, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal, which...

A drone license might require dozens of hours flying a manned aircraft

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer to debut Friday in theaters

Jacob Kastrenakes November 24, 2014 09:09 am7 hours ago 25

The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be debuting in a small number of theaters across North America on Friday. Lucasfilm announced that the trailer will play before movies at 30 theaters...

Just nine theaters across the US

Here's the first song from Giorgio Moroder's comeback album

Vlad Savov November 24, 2014 08:43 am7 hours ago 16

As long and glorious as Giorgio Moroder's list of credits may be, many of us will likely have only heard of him after his successful collaboration with Daft Punk on last year's Random Access Memories. The...

“Dance music doesn’t care where you live. It doesn’t care who your friends are. It doesn’t care how much money you make.” Giorgio Moroder

Terrifying Black Seadevil makes its video debut 1,900 feet underwater

Amar Toor November 24, 2014 05:14 am11 hours ago 39

Researchers in California have recorded rare images and video of a Black Seadevil — a mysterious and rather hideous female anglerfish that lives in some of the deepest corners of the ocean. The fish was...

Rare anglerfish found 19,000 feet below the ocean's surface

Galaxy S5 sold 40 percent fewer units than Samsung predicted: WSJ

Sam Byford November 24, 2014 04:31 am12 hours ago 176

A report in The Wall Street Journal claims that Samsung's Galaxy S5 flagship phone has performed below expectations. The S5 is said to have sold 12 million units in its first three months on sale; roughly...

Phones said to "pile up in warehouses"

Pinc is a whimsical VR iPhone case that tracks your hands

Adi Robertson November 24, 2014 12:00 am16 hours ago 4

There are as many kinds of VR headsets as there are proposed uses for the nascent technology. There's the famous Oculus Rift, made of somber black plastic with thick foam padding. There's Samsung's white,...

Virtual reality goes neon

Apple partners with app developers for major Product RED fundraising effort

Dante D'Orazio November 23, 2014 09:18 pm19 hours ago 31

Apple is set to embark upon one of its largest philanthropic efforts ever. Starting this week, the company is launching a massive AIDS fundraising campaign for Product RED in partnership with some of the...

Popular developers updated their apps with exclusive content for the charity effort

Highly-complex malware has secretly spied on computers for years, say researchers

Dante D'Orazio November 23, 2014 04:10 pm24 hours ago 52

Security researchers have discovered one of the most advanced pieces of malware ever created — and it's been in use since at least 2008. Symantec researchers published their findings today on a new Trojan...

“Even when its presence is detected, it is very difficult to ascertain what it is doing.” Symantec

Sony's pulled PS Vita ad is embarrassing for everyone

Kwame Opam November 23, 2014 02:30 pm11.23.2014 277

The Remote Play feature the PS4 shares with the PS Vita and Xperia Z series smartphones is a fun, if imperfect, little addition to the hardware's capabilities, especially when your TV needs some freeing...

Who is the target for an ad like this?

New teaser gives us our first look at 'Jurassic World'

Dante D'Orazio November 23, 2014 11:12 am11.23.2014 88

The first Jurassic World trailer isn't set to arrive until Thanksgiving, but Universal is giving us our first taste of the film right now. The latest teaser includes the very first footage from the film...

Dinos, space-age vehicles, and Chris Pratt

Elon Musk shows off rockets with 'X-wings' and landing pads in the sea

Dante D'Orazio November 23, 2014 11:04 am11.23.2014 16

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk couldn't resist showing off some of his new toys on Twitter yesterday. First up is the latest version of SpaceX's reusable Falcon 9R rocket, which is now fitted with a...

Just another Saturday afternoon for Musk

Eminem releases massive free mixtape online

Dante D'Orazio November 23, 2014 03:01 am11.23.2014 43

Do you want 66 free songs from Eminem's label, Shady Records? Of course you do. You can now download Shady Classics, a 66-track mixtape put together by DJ Whoo Kid that represents some of the material that...

66 free classics from Eminem's label

Macintosh designer is selling $1,900 replicas of Apple's legendary pirate flag

Dante D'Orazio November 22, 2014 10:41 pm11.22.2014 17

Gift-giving season is right around the corner, and we know just the perfect gift for the Apple nut in your life. No, it's not an iPhone case or a new iPad Air. It's a $1,900 hand-painted pirate flag.

The...

"It’s better to be a pirate than join the navy." Steve Jobs

The Verge Playlist: the weird nomenclature of the pop-punk and emo revivals

Sean O'Kane November 22, 2014 07:00 pm11.22.2014 24

The last few years has seen a big return of two particular music scenes: emo and pop-punk. Both had big moments in the recent decades — emo in the 90s, and pop-punk at the turn of the century — but the...

Watch Pippin sing the final song in 'The Hobbit' trilogy

Dante D'Orazio November 22, 2014 04:28 pm11.22.2014 20

When the credits roll on The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies next month, Peter Jackson's wonderful 15-year journey through Middle Earth will be complete. It will be a bittersweet moment, and it looks...

Will you tear up when the credits roll?

Chris Pratt to star in film adaptation of 'Cowboy Ninja Viking' graphic novel

Dante D'Orazio November 22, 2014 03:43 pm11.22.2014 5

Chris Pratt might have already nailed the role of the Walkman-loving Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy, but Universal hopes he has another superhero — or three — up his sleeve. The studio has signed...

From Star-Lord to superhero with multiple personality disorder

9 new songs and albums you should listen to this weekend

Jacob Kastrenakes November 22, 2014 02:00 pm11.22.2014 7

Every week, a veritable flood of new music is released to the world, and with it the tyranny of choice rears its ugly head. There's only so many hours in the day, so where do you focus your listening...

Pre-turkey day tunes

Here are some of the best bloopers from 'Star Trek: TNG' season 7

Kwame Opam November 22, 2014 12:16 pm11.22.2014 16

Captain Jean-Luc Picard cursing up a storm. Commander Riker chasing an ensign down the Enterprise corridors. Season 7 of Star Trek: TNG must have been a wild time for the cast and crew. Uproxx got their...

"Ah shit my foot!" Capt. Picard

Sony asked the public to redesign its logo in 1981. It didn't work out.

Dante D'Orazio November 22, 2014 11:16 am11.22.2014 60

Once upon a time, Sony decided that its now-iconic logo was due for a redesign. The year was 1981, and Sony was on the cusp of a revolution — the first Walkman had been released just 18 months earlier....

Thanks, but no thanks

What to do, see, and read this weekend

Verge Staff November 22, 2014 10:30 am11.22.2014 2

Good morning, and welcome back to The Weekender. Our weekend journey is just now starting, so thank you for choosing us for your travels. As you may recall, this was the 47th week of the year 2014 on the...

Winter is coming...
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