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Harvard and MIT sue the Trump administration over decision to deport international students enrolled in online-only schools

Photo by Maddie Meyer / Getty Images Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are suing the Trump administration over Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s recent rule requiring international students to take in-person classes in order to remain in the US. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court in Boston, says that ICE’s actions...

Robotic lab assistant is 1,000 times faster at conducting research

The machine uses an industrial robotic arm to manipulate equipment made for humans. | Image: University of Liverpool Researchers have developed what they say is a breakthrough robotic lab assistant, able to move around a laboratory and conduct scientific experiments just like a human. The machine, designed by scientists from the UK’s University...

Twitter is working on a new subscription platform, hints job listing

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter appears to be working on a subscription platform for its social networking service. A new job listing reveals that Twitter has a new internal team, codenamed “Gryphon,” that is “building a subscription platform.” Twitter is currently recruiting engineers to join this subscription team, with employees...

Uber to offer boat rides in London as new commuter service

Thames Clippers’ fleet will be rebranded as part of the partnership. | Image: Uber You’ll soon be able to use the Uber app to book boat journeys in London, thanks to a new partnership between the ride-hail company and Thames Clippers, The Guardian reports. The partnership will see the existing 20-strong fleet of boats and 23 piers between Putney...

Eero’s three-pack of mesh Wi-Fi routers is down to $170 at Best Buy and Amazon

Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge If you want to get more out of your internet connection, buying a mesh Wi-Fi system is a smart way to cover more of your home in reliable Wi-Fi signal — and today is a good time to jump in. That’s because a three-pack of Eero mesh Wi-Fi routers is down to $170 at Best Buy and Amazon. It usually costs $250, and with...

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 Plus is its most powerful mobile chip, designed for gaming

Qualcomm has announced a refreshed version of its flagship Snapdragon 865 processor called the Snapdragon 865 Plus, which is designed to boost performance by almost 10 percent for gaming and AI applications. There are three key improvements of the Snapdragon 865 Plus from the stock standard 865: The Kryo 585 CPU has had its clock speed boosted...

The makers of Facetune are launching a new photo filter app

The maker of Facetune, the hugely successful selfie app, is launching a new photo filter app called Quickart that you can download now for free on iOS. Quickart’s filters go far beyond Instagram’s photo filters, letting you do things like change a skyline, disperse your face into particles, or surround yourself with a kaleidoscope-like effect. When...

Watch SpaceX launch its latest batch of Starlink satellites, with two hitchhiking spacecraft

Just a week after launching a GPS satellite for the Space Force, SpaceX is back with another launch of its internet-beaming Starlink satellites. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket is slated to take off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, today, launching 57 Starlink spacecraft as well as two hitchhiking Earth observation satellites from operator BlackSky. The...

This is Tinder’s new video chat feature, Face to Face

Image: Tinder Tinder is introducing a major new feature today: video calls. Face to Face, as the company calls its own video chats, doesn’t require people to exchange private phone numbers and is rolling out as a test in 13 countries, including in the US in Virginia, Illinois, Georgia, and Colorado, as well as in Australia, Brazil, and France....

Spotify will now make you a custom workout playlist

Spotify Spotify knows people are changing up their workout routines during the pandemic, so it’s making it easier for them to create playlists to soundtrack their regimens. The company is launching an interactive webpage called Soundtrack Your Workout that’ll let listeners define their workouts and preferences and then will design a playlist for...

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