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Incredible paintings of sci-fi suburbia will make you wish you were Swedish

Welcome to rural Sweden, sometime in the late '80s. Citizens go about their mundane lives and children explore the countryside. But something isn't quite right. Robots and hovercrafts are commonplace, and decaying science facilities sprout from the harsh Scandinavian landscape. There's even a rumor …

Play 'Ripple Dot Zero', the game designed by your favorite Swedish illustrator

You get to be a boomerang-wielding, jetpack-riding battle penguin. What else do you need to know?<p>As if Simon Stålenhag hadn't given the world enough joy with his splendid retro-futurist illustrations, the Swedish artist has also authored a video game in a similarly atmospheric and engrossing style. …

The Verge Awards: the best of CES 2014

Another year. Another CES. Another chance to find out what it feels like to truly be alive. Alive and in Las Vegas. In Las Vegas and at the Consumer Electronics Show — a phantasmagoria of light, sound, and electricity. Actual electricity, and the kind of spiritual, psychic kind that only happens …

Vox is our next

Early last year, Melissa Bell, Matt Yglesias and I began wrestling with a question that had bugged all of us for a long time: why hadn't the Internet made the news better at delivering crucial context alongside new information?<p>This year, we're founding a new publication at Vox Media in order to do …

Microsoft to Unveil Siri Rival 'Cortana,' Reports Verge

Watch out, Siri. It looks like Microsoft is ready to unveil its new digital personal assistant, according to The Verge.<p>Citing “sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans,” The Verge reports that the Siri competitor is currently being called “Cortana" and will officially be unveiled next month at the …

The smarter news apps are, the dumber they get

A curiously hot category with little to show for it<p>In August 2011, CNN bought the newsreading app Zite for $20 million. At the time, the cable-news giant said that Zite’s algorithms for personalizing news would transform its digital presence. "The Zite technology can also help CNN’s websites and …

Exclusive: this is Android TV

Every so often, some enterprising computer company will claim they’ve finally fixed the TV. They’ll talk about how they’ve turned a dumb terminal into a smart computing platform that extends your work and play to a gigantic screen. Then, we’ll watch as the idea flops because they fail to line up …

Netflix is now streaming 4K, starting with 'House of Cards'

At the beginning of the year, Netflix revealed that it would be producing all of its original shows in 4K — and now some of that content is finally available to stream. Unsurprisingly, the first show to get the ultra HD treatment is Netflix's biggest original show, <i>House of Cards</i>. The company has …

PUTIN: Ukraine Is 'On The Verge Of Civil War'

"The Russian president remarked that the sharp escalation of the conflict has placed the country, in effect, on the verge of civil war," the Kremlin said in a statement on telephone talks between Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.<p>But the leaders both "emphasised the importance" of planned …

Fine dining: what if Apple and Prada made luxury food?

A product's packaging has a lot of power over buyers, and designer Peddy Mergui wants both consumers and those in his field to start recognizing that.<p>In an exhibition titled <i>Wheat is Wheat is Wheat</i>, Mergui wraps over a dozen basic food products — from eggs to coffee to salami — in high-end …

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Sign up today and finally make your children proud of you<p>Do you love news? Do you love letters? Do you love <i>The Verge</i>? If you answered "yes" to those questions, then you're in luck, because <i>The Verge</i> now has its very own newsletter!<p>We're starting up daily emails to let readers know about the most …

The Verge Live: WWDC 2014 replay

It's that time again where the past, present, and future converge. The past is our preview of WWDC 2014. The present is our live blog of today's major keynote. The future? Well, few things are guaranteed for the future, but here's one thing: The Verge Live. Join us immediately* after Apple's WWDC …

Windows 9 'Threshold' Will Bring Back The Default Start Menu

Windows 9, also known as Windows "Threshold," will reportedly move aside some of its colorful tiles from Windows 8 to make way for the traditional Start Menu, according to ZDNet.<p>Many Windows users are happy with the traditional style of Windows 7, which has led to less than stellar adoption numbers …

The Blackphone ships -- built for stealth

The Blackphone, the first smartphone focused on privacy, began shipping Monday. Designed for users primarily concerned about privacy and data protection, the Blackphone carries a high price tag: $629, with no subsidy available through cellphone carriers.<p>"There's a market out there of people who …