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Spotify patches Chrome exploit that allowed MP3 downloads of any song

Spotify has patched an exploit that allowed a Chrome browser extension to download any song available on the music streaming service. We have tested and can confirm that the Downloadify tool is no longer able to connect to Spotify's web player. By allowing premium users to store tracks locally as …

Chrome Web Store

Nokia's new portable charger is a real-life Live Tile

Nokia just launched a new Asha phone on Thursday, but it's also spreading its Lumia-inspired design and color elsewhere. The Finnish smartphone maker is launching a new DC-18 portable USB charger that looks very similar to Microsoft's Windows Phone Live Tiles. While Nokia has previously launched an …

Using Google Glass: at a Justin Timberlake concert

"OK Glass, bring sexy back"<p><i>Google's Glass Explorer Edition is finally shipping, and Verge staffers worldwide have been waiting to try out the new headset. So we're sending our editors out to live life with Glass, to explore the brave new world we're lurching into whether we like it or not.</i><p>"Those …

Justin Timberlake

Apple iMac and Mac mini review (late 2012)

As soon as it was unveiled on stage in October, I started looking forward to getting the new iMac in for review. See, my main machine is a 13-inch MacBook Air, which I mostly love. But sometimes I want a bigger screen for watching movies, or more processing power when I'm dealing with photos or …

Nexus 4 review

Getting the Nexus 4 for review was something of a treat for me. I've been anticipating the arrival of a follow-up (and upgrade) from the company's previous flagship device — the Galaxy Nexus — for a handful of very specific reasons. In fact, I've held off on moving to other, excellent devices with …

HTC One review

The Android market has changed radically in the past couple of years. Where we once had a spec war, with manufacturers racing to release ever-more powerful smartphones as quickly as possible, now it’s turning into a marketing battle — and Samsung is winning by a mile. HTC, by comparison, isn’t …

Phones

MacBook Air review (13-inch, mid-2012)

Apple’s MacBook Air was initially an expensive luxury, but with an update in 2010 became an affordable, excellent machine. It’s light, well-made, and relatively powerful, and it’s become the choice of many people willing to trade the raw computing prowess of a more high-end machine for a device …

Gear & Gadgets

Sony NEX-6 review: can a pocket-sized camera finally kill your DSLR?

I still use a DSLR. Unlike my colleague Dan Seifert (and a handful of other staffers at The Verge), I've never been willing to sacrifice the speed and control of my Nikon D7000 to get a smaller, lighter camera. It's really not an image quality issue — Sony's NEX lineup typically takes excellent …

Cameras

Samsung Galaxy S III review

How do you review a phone like the Galaxy S III? It’s already been subject to so much speculation, exposure, and early judgment — some of it coming from myself, admittedly — that it feels overwhelming to try and condense what it means to everyone into a single treatise. To Samsung, it’s the new …

90 Seconds on The Verge: Google Wallet, Lumia 928, and Stormtroopers

The beginning is the end is the beginning is the end is the beginning is the end is the beginning is the end is BINGO!<p><b>Stories of the day:</b><p>Google reportedly shelves plans to launch Wallet credit card at I/O<br>• Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon announced, available May 16th for $99.99<br>• Disney puts your face on a …

Google Wallet

Samsung Galaxy S4 review

Years ago, people either bought an iPhone or “a Droid." Verizon’s marketing power, those insane robot ads, and maybe that just-close-enough naming convention made the carrier's Android phones virtually synonymous with their operating system.<p>But now I hear people every day saying "Oh, is that the …

HTC One for AT&T: the best Android phone yet?

HTC's flagship smartphone for 2013, the One, really impressed us when we reviewed the international version last month. Its stellar design, speedy performance, and absolutely incredible display overshadowed some of the complaints we had with its camera and battery performance.<p>Since then, we've been …

Google Glass face-first (Top Shelf 010)