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This 3D-printed Rembrandt is the new frontier in forgery

A new Rembrandt painting was unveiled today in Amsterdam. But the portrait wasn’t exactly made by the 17th century Dutch master; it was created with 3D printers by a team of data analysts, developers, and art historians, The Guardian reports. “A fascinating exercise in connoisseurship.” The painting, called “the Next …

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Messaging app Kik just launched a bot store

Today, messaging app Kik announced a new bot store to urge users and developers alike to embrace the trendy new form of artificial intelligence-powered software. The company has offered bots in its chat app in the past, which you can converse with over text and use to perform basic web tasks. …

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WhatsApp is now entirely end-to-end encrypted

Communications on WhatsApp are now fully end-to-end encrypted, the company announced today, completing an integration that has lasted for nearly a year and a half. The company began rolling out encrypting text messages in November 2014, as part of a partnership with Open Whisper Systems, but those protections now extend to voice …

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Porsche Cayman GT4 drive: something old, something new

This is The Harper Spin, a weekly column from seasoned auto critic Jason H. Harper. He’s raced at Le Mans, crushed a car in a 50-ton tank, and now, he’s bringing his unique style to The Verge. It’s yet another sunny day in California, and my buddy Basem Wasef and …

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