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This is what sea level rise will do to coastal cities

This is what sea level rise will do to coastal cities

Sea level rise is already redrawing coastlines around the world. What happens when the coast retreats through a major city? We look at how the world map will change in the year 2100, and what coastal cities can do to defend themselves. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2ZwP5Se You can learn more about Surging Seas and check…

Samsung Galaxy Fold review: after the break

Samsung Galaxy Fold review: after the break

Samsung is still launching the Galaxy Fold on April 26th, despite reports about problems with the screen. Despite those issues, our review answers the most important questions: does the screen, camera, performance, and software experience hold up? 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 Listen to…

How a crowdfunding campaign disappeared with $700K

How a crowdfunding campaign disappeared with $700K

Crowdfunding gives gadget makers the power to launch their own companies, but sometimes their dream dies not long after launch. In this episode of In the Making, reporter Ashley Carman looks at how crowdfunding platforms Kickstarter and Indiegogo are changing their business to prevent creators from never shipping their product. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2Io3Z8k Subscribe:…

The dark side of crowdfunding

The dark side of crowdfunding

Crowdfunding gives gadget makers the power to launch their own companies, but sometimes their dream dies not long after launch. In this episode of In the Making, reporter Ashley Carman looks at how crowdfunding platforms Kickstarter and Indiegogo are changing their business to prevent creators from never shipping their product. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2Io3Z8k Subscribe:…

The at-home DNA test craze is putting us all at risk

The at-home DNA test craze is putting us all at risk

Investigators have begun solving violent crimes through a new kind of DNA search — one that relies on DNA data from popular at-home DNA tests like 23andMe and AncestryDNA. But, as consumer DNA databases grow, a disturbing reality emerges: you could be identified via your DNA even if you’ve never taken a DNA test yourself.…

Samsung Galaxy Fold hands-on: more than a concept

Samsung Galaxy Fold hands-on: more than a concept

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is a $1980 folding phone, but you should think of it as a tablet. In the very first real hands-on video, Dieter Bohn explains what this Android device is all about. Read more about the Fold here: http://bit.ly/2X7vBSq Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGc Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XTWX61 Follow on…

Electric scooters may not be around for long…

Electric scooters may not be around for long…

Electric scooters have been one of the biggest tech crazes of the last year, with venture capitalists pouring more than $1 billion into the startups. But the fundamental numbers don’t add up because the scooters don’t bring in enough money to cover their costs. If the business continues on its current path, the scooter hype…

Nintendo Labo VR review: what virtual reality should be

Nintendo Labo VR review: what virtual reality should be

Nintendo Labo VR is a fresh take on virtual reality gaming. VR can be isolating, but Labo VR is centered around quick, shareable games designed to be played with friends. You can fly like a bird with the wind blowing in your face, paint with an elephant’s trunk, and take photos of underwater fish. There’s…

The best camera phone you can’t buy in the U.S.

The best camera phone you can’t buy in the U.S.

The Huawei P30 Pro is a flagship Android smartphone with a difference. It’s the first cameraphone with a new periscope zoom lens, which helps it achieve incredible zoom. It’s also the first phone with an RYYB image sensor, which produces shockingly good night photos, outdoing the Google Pixel 3 and embarrassing Apple’s iPhone XS and…

Unlocking the secrets hidden inside your voice

Unlocking the secrets hidden inside your voice

Your voice says a lot about you, and it has nothing to do with what you’re saying. Your voice’s tone, pitch, pace, and other “vocal biomarkers” can reveal much about your mood, and even your decision-making process. Here are a few ways that researchers and companies are learning (and profiting) from the data you don’t…