April 2021


  • by Elizabeth Lopatto
    A real estate broker named Shane Dulgeroff decided to take advantage of the NFT hype. He’s selling a house at 221 Dryden Street, in Thousand Oaks, California along with an NFT of a psychedelic-flavored video of the house. The artwork and house are up for auction on OpenSea, with a minimum bid of 48 ETH, […]
  • by Christopher Grant
    The gold necessary to finance the first season of The Lord of the Rings The first season of Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings TV show is reported to cost the retail giant a frankly difficult to imagine $465 million to produce. Just to save you from having to re-read that, this price tag is […]
  • by Nilay Patel
    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Facebook Oversight Board, the quasi-judicial organization that Facebook set up to review tough moderation choices, announced today that its decision on former President Trump’s ban from Facebook and Instagram will arrive “in the coming weeks.” The decision, which was initially supposed to take 90 days, has been […]
  • by Elizabeth Lopatto
    Photo by Pauline Acalin for The Verge NASA picked Elon Musk’s SpaceX to receive $2.9 billion to build a lunar lander as part of the Artemis mission to send humans to the Moon by 2024, NASA announced today. It’s a major vote of confidence in SpaceX from NASA — as no other company received money. […]
  • by Alex Cranz
    Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images Amazon is considering a new service that would have drivers not only deliver but build furniture, according to Bloomberg. The service is meant to help Amazon better compete with Wayfair and brick-and-mortar stores like Home Depot, Lowes, and Best Buy. Bloomberg says Amazon is planning to introduce the […]
  • by Elizabeth Lopatto
    The concept of “selling out” might be over, but Gen Z teens will still roast you for posting cringe — as the pop-punk band Tramp Stamp is finding out. According to people on TikTok, Twitter, and Reddit, Tramp Stamp are “industry plants.” The giveaway? Their social media is too good. An “industry plant,” Rolling Stone […]
  • by Nilay Patel
    See, it’s held on with magnets. | Nilay Patel A review of the Belkin Car Vent Mount Pro with MagSafe, which is not a charger Continue reading…
  • by Dieter Bohn
    Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge Google is going it alone with its proposed advertising technology to replace third-party cookies. Every major browser that uses the open source Chromium project has declined to use it, and it’s unclear what that will mean for the future of advertising on the web. A couple of weeks […]
  • by Elizabeth Lopatto
    Image: Google After pausing its review of emoji submissions, the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee is back with tips for successful submissions, chair Jennifer Daniel announced. Anything you submit now could come to phones as soon as 2023 — but if you want to fine-tune your emoji, she’s got some suggestions. A good emoji has multiple uses, […]
  • by Elizabeth Lopatto
    Oh, super, Dogecoin is spiking. The joke currency, which as recently as January 27th was worth less than a cent, hit 47 cents this morning, according to Robinhood’s tracker. As I type this, the market cap is more than $51 billion. The currency is based on an au-courant-as-of-2013 meme of a Shiba Inu, and was […]