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Chris Welch

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Chris Welch has worked at The Verge since the site's founding in 2011. In the years since, he has published over 5,800 articles that range from breaking news and comprehensive reviews to useful how-tos and thoughtful analysis. Aside from his editorial duties, he's also among The Verge's most highly regarded photographers. Chris specializes in personal audio and home theater and has published numerous scoops about Sonos. You can tip him privately and securely using Signal at (845) 445-8455.

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Watch Jon Stewart and a Daily Show audience member tangle over TikTok and the decline of “TV.”

Jon Stewart’s presence on The Daily Show already feels very familiar (and very good), but the way people consume their video entertainment has shifted dramatically since he left the anchor’s chair in 2015.

Prior to his episode this past Monday, Stewart had a very interesting conversation with an audience member about how different “TV” has become.

Worth mentioning: Stewart’s return has already boosted TDS ratings in a real way. Turns out people can still be convinced to tune in.


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MKBHD just signed on to “start making actual products” with accessories brand Ridge.

We’re increasingly seeing YouTubers try their hand at product development. It’s a logical next step in expanding income beyond YouTube ad revenue, and now Marques Brownlee is joining the fray.

Today he announced that he’s joined the board at Ridge, an accessories company best known for wallets, and will also become the brand’s “chief creative partner.”


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How’s your AT&T connection right now?

The nationwide AT&T outage that began early, early this morning is still wreaking havoc on the network and has left many customers without mobile service. But there are sporadic reports of people regaining voice and data.

So, how are things looking in your area? Has this totally messed with your day? Is a disruption like this enough to get you thinking about switching providers?


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People have very strong opinions about Fujfilm’s latest camera.

The Fujifilm X100VI is here, and as our own comment section and any number of Reddit threads can demonstrate, there are a lot of takes on this camera. Is it overhyped or a worthy upgrade? Are those film simulations good enough to choose Fujifilm over competing cameras from Sony or Nikon?

Here’s Becca’s quick rundown on what’s new with the X100VI, and stay tuned for our full review in the coming weeks.