First Click: DB10, One Plus X, and a preview of the week ahead
November 9th, 2015
Tag Heuer is set to unveil its Android-powered luxury smartwatch today. Developed in partnership with Google and Intel, the watch will start at $1,500 and go on sale in Europe in three days.
Tuesday, T-Mobile is putting on its Un-carrier X event in Los Angeles. It’s unclear what John Legere will announce, but the boisterous CEO’s willingness to confront the competition with casual profanity is always entertaining.
The iPad Pro is rumored to be going on sale Wednesday alongside the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard accessories. Prices start at $799 for a 32GB Wi-Fi model.
On Friday the 13th, Netflix will begin streaming the sketch comedy show With Bob and David starring Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. That’s also the day that Angelina Jolie’s wig premieres alongside Brad Pitt in By the Sea; and Daniel Lopatin releases Garden of Delete, his eighth full-length as Oneohtrix Point Never.
But that and more is yet to come. First let’s get you caught up with the weekend that was.
I drove one of only ten Aston Martin DB10s made for Spectre
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Rise of the Tomb Raider review
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OnePlus X, meet the iPhone 5S
The first thing you might notice about the OnePlus X is not its reasonable $249 price tag, but that it looks like someone took bits and pieces of trademark Android phone design and grafted it to an...
A brief history of the bend test
Someone always has to break the newest phone. Whether it's by dropping it, smashing it, or bending it, we apparently all have some perverse desire to see the flashiest new gadgets in ruin. Part of...
Review: With Delirium, Ellie Goulding leaves folk and EDM for pop superstardom
You have Ellie Goulding to thank for one of this year’s transcendent pop musical moments, the kind that’s destined for prime spots in year-end mashups and a decade of amateur karaoke heroics. "My...
Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets its first TV spot: 'I know your eyes'
The Force Awakens is back with another trailer. This time, Disney's giving us a look at the film's first TV spot. More importantly, this trailer isn't just made up of clips we've seen before — the...
Kangaroo farts won't save the world
Scientists locked kangaroos in a room to measure their farts. In theory, this was to see if their guts contained bacteria that might reduce methane emissions if placed in other animals’ guts; in...
The Verge Review of Animals: the dog
In the cold analysis of some evolutionary psychologists, dogs are little more than "social parasites," exploiting our parental instincts to ensure we continually feed and house the little mooches. ...
Talking to director Steve Martino about modernizing The Peanuts Movie for the big screen
"I didn’t want to put iPhones in the characters’ hands."
Ask Stoya: What's the key to keeping my girlfriend satisfied?
It is important to remember that the things you prioritize in the world are not necessarily the priorities of your partner(s). Occasionally these differences are a sign that you’ve found a fundamental mismatch in your relationship, but usually they just mean that people are individuals...