Google announces five new games for Stadia, the first since the cloud service launched

Following a troubled launch last year, Google has announced that five specific new games will arrive on its cloud gaming service Stadia “in the coming months,” finally giving us some additional titles we can look forward to playing. Sure, Google already said last month that Stadia would receive more than 120 games this year, including … Read more Google announces five new games for Stadia, the first since the cloud service launched

Sony reportedly battling to keep PlayStation 5 price down

Sony is struggling to land on a price for its upcoming PlayStation 5 console, according to a new report by Bloomberg, with component shortages potentially pushing the MSRP beyond that of the PS4. The bill of materials is said to be at around $450 right now, compared to IHS Markit’s estimate of $381 for the … Read more Sony reportedly battling to keep PlayStation 5 price down

IRS backtracks on whether video game currencies are taxable

On Wednesday, the IRS quietly changed a provision on its website that said transactions of virtual currency like Fortnite’s V-bucks were taxable and may have to be reported on tax returns, as reported by CNN. The provision had been on the IRS’ website since at least October, and you can see it right here, thanks … Read more IRS backtracks on whether video game currencies are taxable

Facebook quietly releases a Pinterest clone

A new app from Facebook’s new products division looks an awful lot like Pinterest, The Information reports. Hobbi is a photo-sharing app where you can “capture and organize your creative process” like cooking, baking, arts and crafts, fitness or home decor, according to its page in the App Store. Aimed at hobbyists, the app organizes … Read more Facebook quietly releases a Pinterest clone

What you need to know about the Australia bushfires

Australia faced a devastating start to it’s fire season in late 2019, and things swiftly got worse before rains helped contain many of the worst fires in February 2020. The Verge will update this page with news and analyses. What’s happened so far? Dozens of fires erupted in New South Wales, Australia, prompting the government … Read more What you need to know about the Australia bushfires

Roku predicts half of US households with a TV will cut the cord by 2024

Roku just reported a strong holiday quarter, which doesn’t really come as a surprise: there’s no time of year when people buy more streaming boxes, sticks, or new TVs that happen to run Roku’s software. The company ended 2019 with 36.9 million active accounts, and customers streamed 11.7 billion hours of content in the fourth … Read more Roku predicts half of US households with a TV will cut the cord by 2024

NASA’s next science missions will head for Venus, Io, or Triton

NASA just gave four teams $3 million each to bring their Solar System exploration dreams closer to reality. Two of the scientific teams have their sights set on Venus, one is focused on Jupiter’s highly volcanic moon Io, and the last is targeting Triton, a moon of Neptune. “These selected missions have the potential to … Read more NASA’s next science missions will head for Venus, Io, or Triton

Tesla owner says remotely disabled Autopilot features have been restored

Tesla has restored the Autopilot driver assistance features it remotely disabled on a used Model S, just days after Jalopnik published a story about the customer’s ordeal. The owner, who Jalopnik simply referred to as Alec, confirmed to The Verge that the features are back after The Next Web spotted new Tesla Motors Club forum … Read more Tesla owner says remotely disabled Autopilot features have been restored