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How to make your iPhone flash when you get a text

Your iPhone can alert you to text messages and calls in a rather clever way — by making the LED flash go off.<p>If you're in a scenario when your phone …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S won't be getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Are you still a proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S? It continues to be a great tablet, despite being in the market for over 2 years now. Whether you have the 8.4 or 10.5-inch version, chances are you continue to love the device. The sad news is Samsung doesn’t seem to feel the same way about …

Android News

Google saying buh-bye to Chrome Apps for Windows, Mac, Linux

New apps will be available only on Chromebooks by the end of this year, and will stop loading on non-Chrome OS machines in 2018.<p>Google has touted its Chrome browser as all you need for desktop computing on any operating system. But the search giant said in a blog post Friday that it will gradually …

Software

North Korea has released its own on-demand video service

North Korea is a notoriously isolated country. Sanctions have closed off most trade, and the nation limits its citizens' access to the internet. Despite those hurdles, DPRK residents reportedly now have access to their own streaming video service, according to <i>NK News</i>.<p>Called Manbang (which means …

Gadget Thirst Trap: a pillow that plays music, a portable projector, and an alien egg-shaped speaker

<i>Gadget Thirst Trap rounds up the weirdest gadgets of the week that made us thirsty for more. Be sure to follow The Verge (verge) on Snapchat for the video edition.</i><p><img …

Leaked PlayStation 4 slim images emerge online

Not long after Microsoft’s Xbox One S hit stores, Sony will be releasing its own slimmed-down version of its gaming console. Pictures of the updated PlayStation 4 console have appeared in an online auction, showing off some changes to the device, including what appears to be a matte finish.<p>The …

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Lamborghini's $2.3-million Centenario Roadster is already sold out

Lamborghini just unveiled the Roadster version of the most powerful car it has ever built. And it's already sold out.<p>To celebrate its 100th …

Artists draw Premier League goals to support charities

<b>A group of football-mad artists have a challenging goal for the Premier League season - to paint or draw every time their team hits the net.</b><p>Six artists aim to raise funds for two charities, including one founded by ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson.<p>The Gift Of A Goal project was initiated by …

Animal Crossing on Gamecube let you play full NES games for free, and it was amazing

If you didn’t have a Gamecube back when it was a current console or you’re too young to remember this age of gaming, let me tell you about what …

Retrogaming

The NSA hack proves Apple was right to fight the FBI

"The component of the government that is supposed to be absolutely best at keeping secrets didn't manage to keep this secret effectively," Nate Cardozo, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told Business Insider.<p>In February, a judge ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock …

PokeNatomy Turns These Pocket Monsters Inside Out

<i>Pokémon Go’s</i> massive success proves that we all wish Pokémon were real. I don’t have the science to back up this claim, so instead I’ll let …

How Training Like A Track And Field Olympian Can Change Your Life

Get strong<p>In the last week and a half, Olympic fever has firmly taken root in our collective consciousness. It feels like, as one, we've been watching the jaw-dropping, breathtaking, gravity-defying, speed-of-light-challenging performances of Olympians like Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, …

Top 10 Best Space Video Games Of All Time

Space games have experienced a rebirth over the past few years, exploiting a decade of pent up desire for exploration among the stars in order to …

Here’s how much exercise you need each week to fight off 5 diseases

Those guidelines that call for about 30 minutes of daily exercise aren’t nearly enough to stave off chronic disease, a new study is …

Olympic tennis final gets Star Wars credits treatment in 'green screen' remix

LONDON — If you show the internet even a hint of green screen — or even just something green that could potentially be turned into a green screen — …

Here’s Something You Don't Know About ‘The Simpsons'

The writers have often been tempted to break the vow they made to Sir Paul McCartney.<p>When the McCartneys made a cameo on “The Simpsons,” it was a marriage between two of the most popular cultural entities in contemporary history.<p>To get Sir Paul McCartney on the show, the team behind the animated …

Game of Thrones

Snapchat And Other Phone Apps Could Be More Dangerous Than Texting For Teen Drivers

<b>Written by Cheryl Jensen</b><p>Parents may have something new to worry about — teens using apps while driving. And one study suggests that using apps while driving could be a bigger concern than texting. The study was done by Liberty Mutual Insuranceand Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD).<p>Of the …

Apps

Why Joker Scenes Were Cut from Suicide Squad, According to Harley Quinn Actress

Harley Quinn actress Margot Robbie has an idea about why so many of Jared Leto's Joker scenes were cut from <i>Suicide Squad</i>.<p>Appearing on a new episode of Tipsy Talk, Robbie said she and Leto filmed many flashback sequences for Harley and Joker. While the backstory sequences were powerful, according to …

Comic Books

Sony announces list of games it's bringing to Gamescom next week

Gamescom emanates from Cologne, Germany from August 17-21, and Sony will be there to show off the latest and greatest games coming to PS4. The …

2TB Xbox One S Sold Out; Microsoft Corporation Says It Was Limited Edition

Microsoft’s recently launched 2TB XBox One S gaming console has sold out in most markets around the world. In a move that may disappoint Xbox fans, …

Ghostbusters Could Lose Sony $70 Million, Sequel Probably Dead

$300 million break-even figure essentially out of reach.<p>A sequel to Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot is looking unlikely, as an underwhelming …

Film Industry

Your battery status is being used to track you online

A little-known web standard that lets site owners tell how much battery life a mobile device has left has been found to enable tracking online, a year after privacy researchers warned that it had the potential to do just that.<p>The battery status API was introduced in HTML5, the fifth version of the …

Batteries

iPhone sales growing again in US & Europe, iPhone outsells Samsung S7 in US, iPhone SE best-selling phone in UK

The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel shows that iOS returned to growth in Q2 in both the U.S. and the five biggest markets in Europe in Q2, Apple’s share of the smartphone market growing by 1.3% in the USA and 3.1% in the UK. This gave Apple a 31.8% share in the U.S. and 37.2% in the UK.<p>In the …

Mobile Technology

You can already buy Pokémon Go trainer costumes on Amazon

<i>Pokémon Go</i> costumes are finally here, second only to Harley Quinn as the ultimate cosplay outfit for 2016.<p>Japanese pop culture site <i>Rocket News 24</i> …

Halo Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet Replica

Be Safe, Spartan<p>Real motorcycle helmet with Master Chief details<br>• Meets or exceeds DOT standards<br>• ABS shell with battle-worn paint job<p>Master Chief …

Beijing Auto Launches New EV Brand ArcFox In China With 600HP Supercar

This is the ArcFox 7 concept car, as seen in the brand new ArcFox Space in Beijing. The space is a typical hipster showroom/juice bar and opened for the launch of the ArcFox brand, which plans to build an electric city car and a 600 horsepower electric supercar. More spaces are set to open soon in …

Municipal Government

Football transfer rumours: Mesut Özil out, Robert Lewandowski in at Arsenal?

Today’s tish and fipsy actually got dressed for this<p>Arsène Wenger is not a man one would generally associate with glitz, glamour and superstardom. Sure, he has signed a few famous players in his time, but his attitude towards transfers is generally not one of “only the biggest and brightest will …

Soccer

How Apple will convince us to love the dongle

Hi, and welcome to my obligatory hot take on the nearly confirmed no-headphone-jack iPhones we’re about to see rolling out of Apple. I’m not an absolute fan of this idea, but we’ve seen this sort of behavior from Apple before — most notably the move from the 30-pin dock jack that probably caused a …