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The Last of Us’ first trailer is bleak and brutal

Pedro Pascal as Joel in The Last of Us. | HBO Apropos of it being Monday, HBO’s dropped the first full-length trailer for its upcoming adaptation of The Last of Us, starring The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal as Joel and Gale of Thrones’ Bella Ramsey as Ellie. To say that the trailer makes it seem like the show might be something of a banger...

WhatsApp adds one-click links to join a call and tests 32-person video chats

WhatsApp users will soon be able to invite up to 32 people to a group call. | Image: WhatsApp WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature that allows users to share a direct link to a call, making it easier to stay in contact with your loved ones. The Call Links feature will start to appear on WhatsApp this week and can be accessed through a banner...

Australia to overhaul privacy laws after massive data breach

Illustration by Beatrice Sala Following one of the biggest data breaches in Australian history, the government of Australia is planning to get stricter on requirements for disclosure of cyber attacks. On Monday, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese told Australian radio station 4BC that the government intended to overhaul privacy legislation...

E3 2023 kicks off in the middle of June

E3 2019 attendees check out a game at the show. | Photo by Getty Images for E3 After a year off, E3, the big gaming industry convention, is set to take place from June 13th through June 16th, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and event organizer ReedPop announced on Monday. The event will be back as an in-person show at the Los...

Tesla’s Gigafactory in Berlin had a cardboard fire

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla’s dealing with the aftermath of a fire on the grounds of its Gigafactory in Berlin early this morning. According to local reporting, Tesla’s factory fire brigade called for the assistance of local firefighters at 3:33AM, and more than 50 firefighters were involved in helping to extinguish a large...

The last-gen but still great Apple Watch Series 7 with LTE is $170 off

The LTE-enabled Apple Watch Series 7 is currently on sale for its best price yet. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge You can have it in any color you want, as long as it’s green, red, or cream. Best Buy and Walmart are currently offering the green, red, or cream colorways of the 41mm Apple Watch Series 7 for its best price ever. The GPS...

Airlines would have to give out refunds for busted Wi-Fi under proposed rule

Airlines would have to provide more transparency about all the fees you pay to fly under new proposed rules. | Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images Airlines would have to refund passengers for services they paid for that aren’t actually provided, like broken Wi-Fi, under new rules proposed by the Biden administration. Also, airlines and...

It’s never been easier to be an artist — or harder to become a star

Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge Erica Lubman, an indie artist who goes by the moniker Boy Jr., is objectively good at TikTok. She has amassed more than 300,000 followers with her tongue-in-cheek songs and videos spoofing indie rock culture. Those followers have translated into ticket sales for live shows and millions of streams....

The Apple Watch SE is a first-time buyer’s smartwatch

Apple’s entry-level Watch is exactly just that. Get it if you’ve never had an Apple Watch, or give it to your kids. Otherwise, get a Series watch. Continue reading…

Ancestry will tell users which side of the family their matches come from

Ancestry has an enormous genetic database. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Customers of the consumer genetics and genealogy company Ancestry will soon be able to see which side of the family any DNA matches found through the service come from. The new feature, launching this week, builds on the SideView technology the company announced...

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