Graham Andreae

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Leave Tim Cook alone! In defense of Apple’s oft-berated, underrated leader

As the most successful name in tech, Apple generates an enormous amount of coverage. The company’s incredible performance over the last few years has …

Gov: PRISM, "authorized by Congress," is "not an undisclosed collection or data mining program"

The information continues to pour regarding PRISM and the NSA’s larger data acquisition techniques. Earlier today, in the face of a rebellious press, spreading outrage both domestic and foreign, and flying rumor, the US Director of National Intelligence released a brief, sharp statement, and a set …

Through a PRISM darkly: Tracking the ongoing NSA surveillance story

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lightspring<p>It was a relatively quiet week for internet news until <i>Guardian</i> blogger Glenn Greenwald …

Beyond recognition: the incredible story of a face transplant

For Carmen Tarleton, the day started out normally enough. Tarleton, 45, had errands to run, a piano lesson to get to, a house to tidy. Tomorrow was Valentine’s Day, and for the first time in a long time — the first time since the attack five years earlier — she looked forward to spending it with a …

A Day With Glass: First Impressions Of The Early Days Of Google’s Latest Moonshot

As we shared yesterday, the process to actually pay for the Glass Explorer Edition was quite simple. The next step in the process is picking up your device at either the Mountain View, Los Angeles or New York City Google Campus. Of course, you can opt to have them shipped to you if you’re not in …

Kowloon Walled City: Remembering Hong Kong's Chaotic City of Darkness

It's been 20 years (to the month) since Kowloon Walled City was demolished, but amazingly, it remains one of the most dense structures ever built. As …

The Tech That Helped Take Down Marathon Bombing Suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev

The second suspect in the brutal Boston Marathon bombings has been apprehended, after five days of uncertainty and fear. And while all credit for …

Nokia Lumia 720 review

With the shared unveiling of Nokia's Lumia 720 and Lumia 520, the company's running flush of Windows Phone 8 models was complete. All WP8 handsets we've reviewed essentially fit into two distinct tiers based on shared core specs. That begs the question: why come out with two new models now when …

Climate Desk Live: Watch David Roberts and other smarties debate Keystone

<i>Editor’s note: The debate’s now over, but you can watch a replay of the discussion below.</i><p>Be here on Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 PT), to …

Climate

What I learned from a month of eating vegan

A little more than a month ago, I expanded Team Greenie Pig to four and set out on a month-long challenge to eliminate animal products from our …

Vegan

Intel’s next Thunderbolt version doubles speeds, can multitask | Ars Technica

20Gbps speeds can display a 4K image and transfer files simultaneously.<p>We're not far off from the introduction of Intel's next-generation Haswell …

How Thatcher made the conservative case for climate action

The year: 1990. The venue: Palais des Nations, Geneva. The star: Margaret Thatcher, conservative icon in the final month of her prime ministership. …

Climate

BioShock Infinite VP of development Rod Fergusson leaving Irrational Games

Rod Fergusson, the former Gears of War producer who joined Irrational Games to help wrap up <i>BioShock Infinite</i>, is in the process of leaving the company, Fergusson confirmed to Polygon today.<p>Fergusson says that while he is still at the company he is in the process of working through the transition …

Opinion: The mistakes of an online-required Xbox

The dismay I'm reading with regards to an always-online Xbox assumes the following: that you cannot play games without an active, relatively stable internet connection linking that system to Microsoft servers; that if you get disconnected from the internet while playing a game, your game will stop …

Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon pictured in leaked image

Images are surfacing of what purports to be Nokia’s upcoming flagship Windows Phone device for Verizon, the Lumia 928. Twitter user @evleaks posted renders of the front and back of the 920 variant, and outwardly it looks nearly the same as AT&T’s. The elongated flash and 4G LTE branding are the …

NASA to launch planet-hunting mission with Google-backed satellite

NASA this week announced plans to launch two new projects: a mission to search for new planets, and an International Space Station (ISS) experiment to analyze X-rays emitted from neutron stars. Both are slated to launch in 2017, under the agency's Astrophysics Explorer Program.<p>NASA's Transiting …

Watch 'Jurassic Park' engineers build the movie's giant mechanical T. rex

Jurassic Park may have helped revolutionize modern CG animation in movie-making, but out of the 14 minutes of dinosaurs in the movie, only four were completely generated by computers. Practical effects played a huge role, and none so much as a monstrous 40-foot long, 9,000-pound tyrannosaurus rex …

New space probe data gives us a 'high fidelity' simulation of how the Big Bang sounded

Though the Big Bang took place long before anyone was around to observe it, we've known for years what it might have sounded like. As the universe expanded, scientists believe it produced waves of sound that echoed through the dense plasma and hydrogen that then filled it. These waves are obviously …

The Verge partners with The Tribeca Film Festival for 'The Future of Film Live' April 22nd-25th!

We are proud to announce a partnership with the world-renowned Tribeca Film Festival for its second annual "Future of Film Live" series. Join us for a wide-ranging series of talks with some of the biggest names in the industry — moderated by our own Joshua Topolsky. Over four days and seven …

Mega Review: The absolute best portable Bluetooth speakers you can buy

<i>Updated for 2015! The Best Bluetooth Speakers review has now moved here!</i><p><i>TL;DR: Overall winner (updated), Best Value, Best sound, Best Portable/Sound, Charger too, Apps/Updates, more</i><p>Spring is finally here and it is time to bring our music and speakerphones outside. There’s no better way to enjoy …

Apple App Store bug incorrectly claims Facebook, Instagram, other apps offer in-app-purchases (Update: Fixed)

The iTunes App Store is incorrectly featuring the “Offers In-App Purchases” badge on select apps that do not include In-App Purchases, as David Smith noted today on Twitter.<p>Facebook and Instagram, which are both free and offer no In-App Purchases, are the most prominent apps to feature this bug. …

Polynesian DNA mysteriously shows up in a Brazilian tribe | Ars Technica

Even the scientists who discovered it aren't sure how it got there.<p>The Polynesians' epic voyages of exploration and colonization across the Pacific …

The Next iOS Needs to Look Like This

It's not a good sign when the best iOS features are imaginary ones designed by people who aren't getting paid to do it instead of, you know, Apple. …

Watch This Photoshop Jedi Turn a 16-Bit Super Metroid Screenshot Into a Stunning High-Res Masterpiece

Photoshop savant and Deviant Art member Elemental79 is back with another mind-blowing timelapse as he turns a screenshot from the 1994 16-bit classic</i> …

VPNs: What They Do, How They Work, and Why You're Dumb for Not Using One

For as ubiquitous as connectivity has become and how reliant we've grown on it, the Internet is still a digital jungle where hackers easily steal …

Liquid Image Apex HD+ Review: All Snow Goggles Should Come With Built-In Action Cams

Action cameras are great for shredding the slopes and all, but there are some drawbacks. What if it falls off your helmet? What if the angle is too …

The Trend Against Skeuomorphic Textures and Effects in User Interface Design

Dave Wiskus, in a thoughtful piece for Macworld, “Apple and the Future of Design”:<p>It’s curious how Apple’s hardware and software have taken such …