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The iPad Mini doesn’t support mmWave 5G

Image: Apple Apple’s newly redesigned iPad Mini was one of the most exciting announcements at its iPhone 13 event on Tuesday, but in the aftermath a limitation has been identified: As spotted by Jason Snell from Six Colors, the new iPad Mini doesn’t support mmWave 5G. There’s also a hint that its new A15 Bionic processor might be downclocked...

Guillermo Del Toro’s next film Nightmare Alley is carnival meets noir in its first teaser

Image: Searchlight Pictures Guillermo Del Toro’s next film Nightmare Alley is a bit of departure for the director. The new teaser trailer released by Searchlight Pictures on Thursday sees the Oscar award-winning filmmaker trading in his fascination with the supernatural for an R-rated noir set in and around a carnival. Nightmare Alley stars...

Cameo Calls let you have a video meet-and-greet with a celebrity

Cameo is adding a new live calls feature into its app. Cameo is perhaps most well-known for letting you pay for pre-recorded video messages from celebrities, but the new feature, called Cameo Calls, will let you have short video conversations that are designed to be like meet-and-greets. (The app even sets up a photo op at the end of the call.) The...

Streaming service Locast permanently barred from operation

Things looked bad for Locast before, and they just got even worse. A judge this week permanently prohibited streamer Locast from continuing operations of its business, a decision that follows a yearslong legal standoff between major broadcasters and the scrappy streaming provider. A permanent injunction order signed by Judge Louis L. Stanton this week...

The bitter lawsuit hanging over the Apple Watch’s new swipe keyboard

Yes, Apple really did type “copy” into its own keyboard during the event. Apple allegedly offered to buy his app; instead, it’s being Sherlocked Continue reading…

Hundreds of T-Mobile stores will be able to fix phones soon

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images T-Mobile announced that 500 of its retail stores would start offering repair services starting on November 1st. The company says technicians will provide same-day fixes using manufacturer-approved parts to customers who subscribe to its Protection<360> service, which also includes device replacement...

Home Assistant Amber is a ready-to-use smart home platform

Home Assistant Amber is a smart home hub for the free, open source home automation platform. | Nabu Casa Home Assistant, the powerful-yet-prickly smart home automation platform, is finally moving toward the mainstream. Nabu Casa, the company behind the free, open-source software, has launched Home Assistant Amber, its first ready-to-use hub...

Why smartwatch-measured blood pressure still isn’t ‘ready for primetime’

A traditional blood pressure meter lies on a doctor’s desk. | Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images Cardiologists are looking forward to the future of blood pressure tech — but the field still needs to catch up Continue reading…

Helen Mirren finds a side door into Harry Potter with a new game show

Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images Dame Helen Mirren is a wizard, reader. Or a witch. Or maybe a concerned Muggle? The details don’t really matter; either way, the Oscar award-winning actress is hosting a new Harry Potter quiz show later this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film series. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses...

OpenSea’s product chief is out after insider NFT flipping accusations

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge OpenSea head of product Nate Chastain, who was recently accused of a form of NFT insider trading, appears to no longer be working for the company. His Twitter bio now includes the phrase “Past: @opensea.” OpenSea has not publicly named the employee involved in the incident, but CEO Devin Finzer says...

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