Technology

Apple’s newest address: Hyderabad, India

Apple is still hard at work on its new campus in Cupertino, but while that glass spaceship takes shape, the Silicon Valley giant is also opening a technology development center thousands of miles from its hometown. The company announced today that it has invested $ 25 million in a new facility in Hyderabad, India. It hopes the 250,000-square-foot space will ...

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Uber agrees to largest settlement ever, but your cut will be pitifully small

Uber is seeking to settle two class-action lawsuits that allege the ride-hail company improperly marketed its safety record to passengers by charging them a flat fee for “safe rides.” It says it will pay $ 28.5 million to around 25 million passengers who paid “safe ride fee,” which will amount to less than a dollar per passenger. Still, if approved by ...

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20 million people watched Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 live stream

Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 fashion show / listening party is starting to wrap up over at Madison Square Garden, and the early viewership numbers are insane. According to a Tidal press release, over 20 million people attempted to watch the stream at its peak. It’s unclear how viewership held up throughout the broadcast, which stretched out over almost two ...

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Kanye West just announced a video game about his mother going to heaven

Kanye West ended his album release party / fashion show in New York with a surprise announcement: that he’s working on a video game called Only One about his mother “traveling through the gates of heaven.” The game shares its name with a song West released two years ago, speaking from the point of view of his late mother after ...

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CBS boss suggests Apple’s TV streaming service is still stalled

All last year, Apple was said to be putting together a streaming service for the Apple TV, but report after report said it wasn’t going very well. Now, the newest word suggests that Apple may even have taken a break. CBS CEO Les Moonves has chimed in pretty frequently on the state of his company’s negotiations with Apple, and today he ...

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BMW didn’t announce an M7, but it did come close

BMW makes a wide range of automobiles. Choosing one is sort of like going to a Chinese restaurant — you pick the number you want and then add some sides. “Give me a Number 2 with a side of M.” Ah, excellent choice sir. That’s the M2 coupe. Or perhaps you want a four-door version of a two-door version of ...

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The Life of Pablo: all the news on Kanye West’s latest album

After a number of last-minute changes, Kanye West’s new album, The Life of Pablo — previously known as Swish and Waves — has debuted. Kanye played Pablo through a massive live stream on Tidal, and the world is anticipating its wide release. Stay up to date with all the news here. Continue reading… The Verge – All Posts

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Watch this McLaren 650S GT3 break the lap record at Bathurst

Bathurst is one of the most interesting tracks in the world. It has massive straights, necessitating a top speed-friendly setup — but there are also narrow s-curves over much of the map, undulating up and down with the Australian terrain. It’s an incredibly tricky course, especially for an endurance race like the Bathurst 12 Hour. But, like any challenging course, ...

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BMW, let’s have a serious talk about this typeface

These days, Helvetica is an uninspired choice for much of anything; its perfected simplicity has been torpedoed by overexposure and overuse. You can probably find a typeface for your logo or missive that conveys a little more creativity. I’ll make an exception for the text of this post. BMW is also an exception. Helvetica is so deeply ingrained in the ...

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Mark Zuckerberg says Free Basics shutdown won’t keep Internet.org out of India

This morning, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India effectively banned Facebook’s Free Basics program from the country, ruling that the system and others like it violate the principles of net neutrality. It’s a big setback for Facebook’s Internet.org program, which looks to provide basic connectivity to poor nations — but in a post today, Mark Zuckerberg said the ruling would not push ...

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