The Apple Vision Pro headset is really Apple’s first TV

From a purely technical perspective, I had the same experience using the new Apple Vision Pro that most others who have tried it seem to. This headset is remarkably polished for a first-generation product: its screen looks much better; the field of view is much wider; and the gesture control is much more natural than…

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Apple has bought an AR headset startup called Mira

Apple has acquired Mira, a Los Angeles-based AR startup that makes headsets for other companies and the US military, according to a posts from the CEO’s private Instagram account yesterday seen by The Verge and a person familiar with the matter. Apple confirmed the acquisition. The news comes just one day after Apple unveiled the Vision…

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The Verge’s 2023 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Minimalist National Park Playing Cards You gotta know when to hold ’em, when to fold ’em, and when to frame them on your wall. These eco-friendly playing cards don a slick, minimalist aesthetic with stylized illustrations of various national parks on the face cards. They’re great for any hiker who likes to occasionally shuffle up…

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For better or worse, Apple is avoiding the AI hype train

Five minutes into Google’s I/O conference in May, Verge staffers started taking bets on how many times “AI” would be mentioned onstage. It seemed like every presenter had to say it at least once or get stuck with a cattle prod by Sundar Pichai. (In the end, we stopped betting and made a supercut.) Watching…

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CNET is overhauling its AI policy and updating past stories

Months after news broke that tech outlet CNET had quietly begun producing articles with generative AI systems, the site is clarifying how it will — and won’t — use the tools in the future. Among its promises: stories will not be written entirely using an AI tool, and hands-on reviews and testing of products will…

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How does Apple’s new 15-inch MacBook compare to its 13-inch brethren?

The biggest feature of the new MacBook Air is, obviously, that it’s bigger. The new model sports a 15.3-inch notched display with a higher resolution of 2880 x 1864, putting it at 224 pixels per inch and about even with the other MacBook Air models. It shares the same M2 processor as the redesigned 13-inch…

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Across the Spider-Verse’s greatest feat is the way it takes Spider-Man’s fandom to task

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse throws more than a few eye-catching supervillains at Miles Morales as he races around a kaleidoscopic multiverse trying to outrun a fleet of other Spider-People. But out of all the conceptually inspired adversaries Miles clashes with in Sony’s latest animated feature, the most fascinating out of the bunch isn’t a reimagined…

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Ford F-150 Lightning loses about a quarter of its range when carrying maximum payload

Trucks are for carrying things — big things, preferably. Ford knows this, which is why it put towing and hauling capabilities at the centerpiece of its pitch for the F-150 Lightning, the battery-powered version of the bestselling vehicle in the US. But hauling things with an electric truck isn’t so simple. The heavier the load,…

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iOS 17 will better protect users against unsolicited nudes

Apple’s Communication Safety feature for iPhone — designed to protect children from viewing nude images over iMessage — is being expanded to cover adult users in addition to video content and other communication methods. Announced during the WWDC event on Monday, the protections will arrive with iOS 17  later this year with all image and…

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Kirby’s motion-based Tilt ‘n’ Tumble Game Boy game comes to Switch Online

Nintendo has announced four retro games being added to its Switch Online service this month including a couple of interesting additions like the motion controlled Kirby Tilt ‘n’ Tumble and the original Harvest Moon. There are two Game Boy games, one NES game, and one SNES game, and all are available as part of a…

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