The Best of The Verge
20+ most popular The Verge articles, as voted by our community.
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The revenge of the pop-up
How did one of the most hated elements of web design make a comeback?
Pro tip: when you meet a colorblind person, don’t repeatedly point to things and ask what color they are.
The mixed-up history of the shuffle button
How one button redefined our relationship to music.
OpenAI’s CEO confirms the company isn’t training GPT-5 and “won’t for some time”
GPT-5 isn’t being developed, but who cares when GPT-4 isn’t yet understood.
AI is entering an era of corporate control
The world of AI is increasingly run by Big Tech firms.
«Cutting-edge AI requires huge resources, putting research beyond the reach of academia»
The Verge on Artificial Intelligence
‘An engine for the imagination’: the rise of AI image generators
An interview with AI image generator CEO David Holz
«“in 10 years, you’ll be able to buy an Xbox with a giant AI processor, and all the games are dreams.”»
How Kindle novelists are using ChatGPT
Writers are using, debating, and worrying about rapidly improving AI tools.
«“It does blurbs really well, and I hate doing blurbs, and I have to pay somebody to do blurbs, and blurbs isn’t writing, so I’m going to use it for blurbs.”»
The Verge on Business
The Tinder car heist was a mess — and the revenge plot even messier
He swiped right, they swiped his car, and then, he tried to get even.
WeWork isn’t a tech company; it’s a soap opera
I dedicate this to the energy of We.
The Verge on Elon Musk
Elon Musk launches Neuralink, a venture to merge the human brain with AI
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is backing a brain-computer interface venture called Neuralink, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company, which is still in the earliest stages of existence...
Twitter accepts buyout, giving Elon Musk total control of the company
Elon Musk will buy Twitter for $44 billion.
The Verge on Gadgets
The Verge’s gadgets of the decade
From Google Glass and fidget spinners to iPhones and the Tesla Model S.
Inside Facebook’s metaverse for work
We spent time with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Horizon Workrooms, the company’s new attempt to build a metaverse for work collaboration in Oculus VR.
«It was there that Zuckerberg first appeared through his webcam before donning a headset and teleporting into a chair at the table as his own legless avatar.»
The Verge on Gaming
Kids who play video games score higher on brain function tests
We don’t know if video games cause the improvements.
Roblox’s new Creator Hub could make things a lot easier for developers
The new hub centralizes many tools.
The Verge on Google
The AI takeover of Google Search starts now
The 10 blue links aren’t gone, but AI is pushing them down the page.
Google is trying to reinvent search — by being more than a search engine
The future of Google is more visual, more proactive, and more interested in helping you find new stuff — kind of like TikTok.
The Verge on Microsoft
Microsoft looking at OpenAI’s GPT for Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint
Microsoft also working on ChatGPT-like features for Bing.
Microsoft’s new Fluid Office document is Google Docs on steroids
Fluid is Microsoft’s big push for entirely new documents on the web.
The Verge on Podcasting
Google launches a podcast app for Android with personalized recommendations
Finally taking podcasts seriously.
Spotify’s grand plan for podcasts is taking shape
The podcast future is forming.
The Verge on Twitter
Three months, thousands of layoffs, one ego
Twitter is showing everyone all of Elon’s tweets now
Your For You feed might look a little different.
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Inside one of the world’s first human composting facilities
Washington State is the birthplace of a new death industry.
The Humiliating History of the TSA
Two decades of pat-downs, and there is little evidence that we are any safer.
What is the metaverse, and do I have to care?
The dream of an embodied future internet is back.
«The metaverse is bigger than any one service, except when it’s convenient to call that service the metaverse»
All these images were generated by Google’s latest text-to-image AI
Text-to-image AI systems are going to be huge
The Great Fiction of AI: The strange world of high-speed semi-automated genre fiction
Authors are getting a hand from machine learning tools — and some of them think it’s the future of writing.
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The Verge on Social Media
Welcome to hell, Elon
Owning Twitter means owning a host of impossible political problems. Is Elon ready?
The next big social network trend? Shortform audio
Voice notes with viral dreams