RIP Chris Evans’ iPhone 6S

I think most of us here at The Verge can agree that if we were famous celebrities who acted in some of the highest-grossing films of all time, we would always be rocking the latest and greatest tech. That’s apparently not how Chris Evans, star of Lightyear and The Avengers, rolls — on June 23rd,…

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Asus Radeon RX 6750 XT Strix OC

AMD’s Radeon RX 6750 XT was billed as the GPU which offered the greatest chance of delivering a tangible performance uplift over its forebear. Though, like the Radeon RX 6950 XT (opens in new tab), all I’m seeing is a factory-overclocked version of the previous card with a higher MSRP and heartier appetites. Don’t get…

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Elden Ring Fan Makes Impressive Art of the Merchant Kale

At launch, some gamers complained that Elden Ring was a graphically unimpressive game, citing games that looked more photorealistic to put down its art style. However, many more gamers came to the defense of Elden Ring, claiming that its art style is extremely unique and beautiful; the game is full of breathtaking landscapes and awe-inspiring…

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Bitcoin’s energy use drops following price plunge

After taking a nosedive in June, the price of Bitcoin has stayed so low that it’s forcing the blockchain’s massive electricity use to similarly dip. Over the past couple weeks, Bitcoin’s energy consumption has dropped by more than a third, according to estimates of annualized electricity use by digital currency economist Alex de Vries on…

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Bungie, Ubisoft, Bethesda, EA, and others speak out in support of abortion rights in the US

The Supreme Court of the United States voted to overturn Roe v Wade (opens in new tab) today, officially bringing to an end 50 years of constitutionally-protected access to abortion. A handful of US states had legal triggers in place that banned abortion (opens in new tab) immediately, and more are expected to follow. The…

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Splatoon 3 Shows New Designs for Returning Pearl and Marina and Their Newest Song

Splatoon 3 confirms the return of Off the Hook’s Pearl and Marina, with them sporting brand-new designs and a fresh new song. Splatoon 3 is currently one of Nintendo’s most anticipated releases for this Summer. It has been shown extensively through both trailers in showcases such as the Nintendo Direct, as well as various updates…

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Federal appeals court pauses FDA ban on Juul’s e-cigarettes

Juul can continue selling its e-cigarettes despite the Food and Drug Administration ordering a ban Thursday, according to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (via TechCrunch). In its order, the court says it’s issuing the temporary stay to give Juul time to file an emergency motion, which it can then consider…

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This Japanese open air, all-in-one PC case is as impractical as it is cool

Open air PCs aren’t a new phenomenon, but this product from Japanese manufacturer Nagao Seisakusho (opens in new tab) (first spotted by our colleagues at Tom’s Hardware (opens in new tab)) does something pretty unique: it offers a monitor mount for Nagao Seisakusho’s pre-existing open air PC cases, allowing you to build an all-in-one rig…

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Nintendo Launches Huge Summer Switch eShop Sale

Nintendo announces a huge sale for digital games on the Switch’s eShop, offering big discounts on both first-party and third-party titles. Summer is one of the best seasons for gamers, offering a number of events for developers and publishers to participate in. It’s also typically a time when various digital gaming storefronts have huge discounts…

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Snoop Dogg and Eminem’s Bored Ape music video is here to try and sell us on tokens

The last couple of weeks have had a lot of bad news for some in the “web3” space, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at announcements in and around the recently-ended NFT.NYC and ApeFest 2022 events. The Bored Ape Yacht Club’s (BAYC) annual event in particular brought in musicians like The Roots, LCD Soundsystem,…

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