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Alexa is the best frenemy I’ve ever had

Illustration by Cath Virginia / The Verge Before I received my first Alexa-enabled smart display as a Christmas gift in 2019, I was not a big fan. I just didn’t feel like I could trust an Amazon device with a camera inside of it. I’d heard about all the privacy concerns, and I was determined to avoid it like the plague....

Sat Sep 23, 2023 17:35
How to assess ‘sustainable’ products and your own impact as a consumer

Some of Apple’s new watches will be carbon neutral, the company announced this month. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge These days, brands are all about selling you something more sustainable. In just the past week, we’ve seen Apple launch its first carbon-neutral products and Amazon start to share pollution...

Fri Sep 22, 2023 16:06
Gelato Pique’s new Pokémon Sleep(wear) collab is perfect for catching some z’s

A model showing off Gelato Pique’s new Snorlax hoodie. | Image: The Pokémon Company / Gelato Pique Pokémon Sleep didn’t launch with any real accessories aside from a peripheral that’s more of a slightly souped-up Pokémon Go autocatcher than anything else, but clothier Gelato Pique is getting ready to change that with a new...

Thu Sep 21, 2023 17:45
Here are the details on the grisly deaths of Elon Musk’s Neuralink monkeys

Illustration by Lille Allen / The Verge Elon Musk said earlier this month that “no monkey has died as a result of a Neuralink implant,” but an alarming new report from Wired seems to contradict Musk’s statement. Public documents obtained by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and seen by Wired indicate...

Thu Sep 21, 2023 01:59
The US is going to restart its free at-home covid test kit program

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The US government will again offer free at-home covid tests starting September 25th, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Wednesday. The kits are intended for use through the end of 2023; as with previous versions of the free test program, the kits will...

Thu Sep 21, 2023 00:58
Joe Biden launches climate and jobs programs — but no new pollution-cutting goals

US President Joe Biden addresses the 78th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City on September 19th, 2023. | Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP via Getty Images The Biden administration launched new climate funding and jobs programs today as world leaders — minus Joe Biden — gather for the Climate...

Wed Sep 20, 2023 17:08

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