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What’s on your desk, Alice Newcome-Beill?

What’s on your desk, Alice Newcome-Beill?

As Alice Newcome-Beill describes herself, she’s currently the “commerce / deals writer for The Verge, 35 years old, a Scorpio, and a chaotic neutral.” With the other members of the commerce team, she helps handle The Verge’s daily deals posts and newsletters in addition to maintaining the “best deals” announcements and other buying guides across …

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Review: Sonic Origins is a tragic example of good classics ruined by greed

Review: Sonic Origins is a tragic example of good classics ruined by greed

Enlarge / Sonic Origins comes with a few brand-new, nicely animated sequences. But do they tilt the scale to make this compilation worth $40? (Spoiler: nah.) Sega Here’s a gamer version of “guess how many gum balls are in the jar”: How many times has Sega re-released the very first Sonic the Hedgehog game? If …

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LumaFusion creators discuss iPadOS 16, Multicam update coming soon

LumaFusion creators discuss iPadOS 16, Multicam update coming soon

WWDC 2022 kicked off a couple of weeks ago. With the new operating systems just announced and developers already testing what’s coming next with iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13 Ventura, and more, 9to5Mac interviewed LumaFusion creators Terri Morgan and Chris Demiris about Apple’s new features, how they can help improve LumaFusion experience, and what …

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Today I learned you can identify plants and flowers using just your iPhone camera

Today I learned you can identify plants and flowers using just your iPhone camera

Sometimes, even as a tech reporter, you can be caught out by how quickly technology improves. Case in point: it was only today that I learned that my iPhone has been offering a feature I’ve long desired — the ability to identify plants and flowers from just a photo. It’s true that various third-party apps …

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Mark Zuckerberg unveils ultra-realistic VR display prototypes

Mark Zuckerberg unveils ultra-realistic VR display prototypes

Interested in learning what’s next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Learn more. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, has been spending billions of dollars a quarter on the metaverse, which has moved very quickly from science fiction to reality in the …

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iOS 16 Will Let iPhone Users Bypass CAPTCHAs in Supported Apps and Websites

iOS 16 Will Let iPhone Users Bypass CAPTCHAs in Supported Apps and Websites

Tapping on images of traffic lights or deciphering squiggly text to prove you are human will soon be a much less common nuisance for iPhone users, as iOS 16 introduces support for bypassing CAPTCHAs in supported apps and websites. The handy new feature can be found in the Settings app under Apple ID > Password …

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The Ghost of Internet Explorer Will Haunt the Web for Years

The Ghost of Internet Explorer Will Haunt the Web for Years

After years of decline and a final wind-down over the past 13 months, on Wednesday Microsoft confirmed the retirement of Internet Explorer, the company’s long-lived and increasingly notorious web browser. Launched in 1995, IE came preinstalled on Windows computers for almost two decades, and like Windows XP, Internet Explorer became a mainstay—to the point that …

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