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Chrome OS isn’t ready for tablets yet

Chrome OS isn’t ready for tablets yet

Chrome OS tablets are coming in fast to replace the Android tablets. But is Chrome OS any good on a tablet? In this episode of Processor, Dieter spends some time with Acer’s Chromebook Tab 10 education tablet to see how Google has evolved their OS. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGc Follow on…

What wildfire devastation looks like from above

What wildfire devastation looks like from above

In the Western United States, “fire season” isn’t seasonal anymore — it’s year-round. Because more and more, wildfires are a thoroughly man-made disaster and are technically a misnomer. Here, we take a car and drone tour through some of the most fire-prone parts of California, and see firsthand the causes and effects of “fire season”…

MoviePass is using you to ruin the movies

MoviePass is using you to ruin the movies

MoviePass announced a movie theater subscription plan that seemed too good to be true in 2018. As it turns out, it was. As the service bled cash, subscribers were actually the ones taking the hit, with their subscriptions being swapped, changed, or even revoked entirely. So while MoviePass isn’t the movie industry’s savior, it could…

Alexa invades the living room

Alexa invades the living room

So how can we get Alexa into our living rooms? Over the past six months, tech companies have been battling it out to connect digital assistants to your TV. Homepod, Google Max, and the Sonos Beam bring quality sound, while the Fire TV Cube and Amazon’s Echo and Dot just want to make our TVs…

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world…yet

Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world…yet

Graphene is a form of carbon that could bring us bulletproof armor and space elevators, improve medicine, and make the internet run faster — some day. For the past 15 years, consumers have been hearing about this wonder material and all the ways it could change everything. Is it really almost here, or is it…

Why artificial intelligence has no common sense

Why artificial intelligence has no common sense

We are surrounded by artificial intelligence. From the Google Home and Amazon Echo, to Facebook’s facial recognition and whatever it is Huawei’s doing. It’s easy to become desensitized to the term and misunderstand the current state of AI we live in. Verge video director Becca Farsace talks to some experts in the field of AI…

Robot restaurants won’t take your job and food will be better

Robot restaurants won’t take your job and food will be better

Robot restaurants are popping up all over downtown San Francisco, as a futuristic option for people to grab fast food for cheap. The latest example is Creator, a robotic restaurant that specializes in making gourmet hamburgers with their all-in-one burger robots. We went behind-the-scenes of their appointment-only smart kitchen to learn more about how robots…

Digging precious metals out of your old phone

Digging precious metals out of your old phone

E-waste is more than phones and laptops. There’s gold, silver, copper, and lots of other precious metals powering your electronics, and that makes for some valuable “e-waste”. And a recent study proposed that it’s now more cost-effective to dig minerals out of old electronics than out of the Earth. We crack open some old tech…

Parrot Anafi drone review: DJI still owns the sky

Parrot Anafi drone review: DJI still owns the sky

Parrot’s new drone Anafi is direct response to DJI’s Mavic Air — a compact drone capable of HDR 4K aerial footage. It also introduces three features you can’t find anywhere else, but is it enough to rival DJI? Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGc Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XTWX61 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Read…

The best electric skateboards of 2018

The best electric skateboards of 2018

Electric skateboards and longboards have become a relatively common sight in big cities, and a lot of companies now make them. Unfortunately most of them are more toy than tool. We tested out a few of the most popular boards under $2,000, and it’s pretty clear which two win out. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge…