The search for alien life needs a new space telescope, astronomers say

If NASA truly wants to get serious in the search for life off of Earth, scientists argue that the space agency should launch a new, large telescope into space — one capable of directly capturing the images of planets outside our Solar System. Such technology doesn’t fully exist at the moment. But astronomers say it’s […]

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Happy birthday, Google: this week in tech, 20 years ago

One of 1998’s biggest tech stories was the massive antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft. It’s Monopoly Week on The Verge, so I wrote a bit about that lawsuit’s place in the ‘90s legal landscape. I also reviewed Antitrust, the 2001 thriller about a fictionalized Microsoft that murders software developers to steal their code. As a person […]

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Trump renews call for Apple to make its products in the US

President Donald Trump suggested this morning that Apple should move its manufacturing plants to America as a way to avoid tariffs in the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China, following reports that the company’s products could become more expensive. The Trump administration began imposing a series of tariffs on goods from China this […]

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Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma is planning exit from the company

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma, China’s richest person and the most instrumental builder of one of the country’s most successful businesses, is planning to step away from the company, and plans to unveil a succession plan next week, according to the South China Morning Post (via TechCrunch). In an interview with the Morning Post, Ma says […]

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Dear Spider-Man, we need to talk about your backpack hoarding

Spider-Man, we need to talk about your backpack collectibles. There are simply far too many in your new PlayStation 4 adventure. Scattering random objects around the city to force players to explore an open world is nothing new. In fact, you actually handle the system well, clearly and openly telling players exactly where they can […]

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The Boring Company shows off a new way to operate its machines: an Xbox controller

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company showed off a new method for operating one of its massive boring machines: an Xbox controller. The company posted a short video on Twitter showing off an operator controlling a section of the machine with the device. The company began its work in April 2017 by digging a trench at […]

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Apple might kill the iPhone home button for good. One question: Why?

If you believe the many, many rumors and leaks, Apple will release three new phones on Wednesday. They’ll likely range in size and vary in internal specs, but what you most need to know is that this will almost definitely be the first roster of new iPhones in which none of the options will have […]

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Vertical Aerospace makes ‘flying cars’ with more grounded aspirations

Vertical Aerospace is a British startup that has built and flown a fully electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. As strange as it may seem, that doesn’t make them particularly unique in the year 2018; there is a surfeit of drone-helicopter hybrids being tested around the globe. What does make Vertical standout is the […]

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Tesla is bringing back its wireless smartphone charger at a discount

Tesla has started informing customers that its wireless smartphone charger, which quickly went out of stock late last month, will be returning to its online store at a roughly $15 discount, with the electric car maker citing a larger manufacturing quantity as the reason for the price drop. Owners of the charger have been posting […]

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With Open-Source Software, You Don’t Have to Start From Scratch

As an entrepreneur, you always have questions to answer: “How do I efficiently manage my people?” “How can I keep track of my projects?” “Where do I start with my website?” It can all feel pretty overwhelming, but luckily, there’s a fantastic resource you can use to solve an abundance of entrepreneurial problems: open-source technology. […]

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