These Sony earbuds do what AirPods can’t

These Sony earbuds do what AirPods can’t

The Sony WF-1000XM3 are the company’s true wireless earbuds with noise cancellation. The $230 M3s launch in August and offer better battery life and a more stable connection. These are its best answer to the AirPods. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2JEUSyf 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…

Is the “insect apocalypse” real?

Is the “insect apocalypse” real?

This week, we hit the road in rural Texas for our weirdest experiment yet. We’re collecting all the bugs that splat on our car’s windshield. It’s a silly project that hints at a very serious issue: the decline of insect populations around the world. It’s mysterious and disturbing…but might be different from what you’ve been…

Sony Xperia 1 review: a tall order

Sony Xperia 1 review: a tall order

Sony’s Xperia 1 Android phone is unique: it has a 21:9 aspect ratio on a 6.5-inch screen. It’s tall, basically. But can Sony finally get over the problems it has historically had with cameras and software? And most importantly: can it really justify a $950 price? Learn more: http://bit.ly/30gEoTq Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on…

Solar power is finally within reach, but not for long

Solar power is finally within reach, but not for long

Only 1.9 million US homes are powered by their own solar panels. That’s because they’re expensive, right? A huge federal tax credit and lower material costs may finally make solar the right choice in 2019. Verge editor Sean Hollister explains why he took the plunge. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2XqGC5P Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook:…

It’s 2019. Where are our smart glasses?!

It’s 2019. Where are our smart glasses?!

Whether you think smart glasses are cool or creepy, for most people, they’re not a part of everyday life. But AR glasses and headsets — including long-running projects like Google Glass — have found a niche with manufacturing, military simulations, and even the theater. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2KMEz5d Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGc…

This is why your phone doesn't last all day

This is why your phone doesn't last all day

Modern smartphones have evolved in huge leaps in the past few decades from portable phones into what are basically miniature computers. But why hasn’t battery life been able to keep up? Learn more: http://bit.ly/2X8p61q 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 Why’d You Push That Button…

The real reasons the US refuses to go metric

The real reasons the US refuses to go metric

In 1975, the US had their shot at going metric… but we blew it. Over 40 years later, we’re still entangled in mass confusion. In this video, we take a look at why our old system of measures has held out for so long, why Americans are so hesitant to make the switch, and most…

iPadOS public beta: top 6 features

iPadOS public beta: top 6 features

Apple released the public beta for iPadOS. Anybody can go and install it right now. You have probably heard about the improved multitasking, but what about all the other features? Safari Desktop, swipe keyboard, new home screen, and a much better video editor are all reasons to think about upgrading — but maybe wait until…

iOS 13 public beta: dark mode, Apple Maps, Reminders

iOS 13 public beta: dark mode, Apple Maps, Reminders

Apple’s iOS 13 is here; or rather, the public beta for iOS 13 has arrived, giving everyone their first chance to take Apple’s latest operating system for a spin. Here’s a first look at some of the top new features coming to the iPhone, including dark mode, the new Apple Maps, and the updated Reminders…

Building my first mechanical keyboard

Building my first mechanical keyboard

Building a mechanical keyboard is a great way to get something that’s completely tailored to your needs. I built my first so-called 75 percent keyboard, which uses Zealio switches, providing a compact experience that should last a lifetime. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2X00g8v A helpful soldering tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRJV1jo5vao Supplies: PCB and case – 75% kit from Mechboards…