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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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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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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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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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This site lets you listen to nature sounds from all over the world

For people who love discovering new sounds, there’s an intriguing new site that collects soundscapes from around the world. The site, Earth.fm, bills itself as “Like Spotify, but for natural soundscapes.” You can listen to bird species in Malaysia or India or forest sounds in Ghana. The sounds are gathered from numerous contributors who have…

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Here’s Google’s letter saying employees can relocate to states with abortion rights

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, Google has sent an email to its US employees in the wake of , which gave people legal access to abortions. The email, sent by Google’s chief people officer Fiona Cicconi and obtained by The Verge, tells employees they can…

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T-Mobile is selling your app usage data to advertisers — here’s how to opt out

T-Mobile’s advertising business is offering a new way for marketers to pry into your app-using habits. Ad Exchanger reports that the un-carrier’s new program is called App Insights, and it’s now fully operational after spending a year in beta. The program allows third-party marketers to buy T-Mobile customer data and centers around a key piece…

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Samsung’s monstrous 55-inch Odyssey Ark monitor could go on sale in August

Samsung is getting ready to release its massive 55-inch curved Odyssey Ark monitor in August, according to a report from Korean outlet ETNews (via SamMobile). The monitor, which was announced in January at CES, has reportedly gone through a few certification programs that have to be done before it can go on sale. Details about…

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Cyberpunk 2077 is getting a board game

Cyberpunk 2077 is getting a board game courtesy of a Kickstarter campaign. Cyberpunk 2077: Gangs of Night City is a strange twist on the high-tech, low-life underbelly of the world brought to life by CD Projekt Red and Mike Pondsmith. The game is being published by CMON Games, which have put together board game adaptations…

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The early Amazon Prime Day deals have already begun

Amazon Prime Day is inching ever closer, and there’s already some momentum building with early deals. July 12th is slated as the start of the two-day sales event, but you can bet on some nice discounts popping up ahead of that date. We may see a slow crescendo of deals building up or the occasional…

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