The Verge Review of Animals: the red-lipped batfish

This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Up until now, we’ve written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now rectifying this oversight. I know it’s unusual and maybe even unkind to force you to consider …

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Facebook Boss Mark Zuckerberg’s Social Media Accounts Have Been Hacked

The founder of the world’s biggest social network has had his accounts attacked by online hackers. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Facebook-owned Instagram appear to have been breached temporarily on Sunday. A hacker group going by the name OurMine claims to have obtained Zuckerberg’s password as a …

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Oracle whistleblower suit raises questions over cloud accounting

The Oracle logo is seen on its campus in Redwood City, California June 15, 2015.REUTERS/ROBERT GALBRAITH SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A whistleblower lawsuit filed against Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) over its accounting practices underscores the pressures established computer companies face to show that they are growing in the fast-moving business known …

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Apple is the top tech company in the Fortune 500

Andrew Burton/Getty Tim Cook Apple continues to lead the tech industry, at least when measuring by sales. Apple is the top tech company in this year’s Fortune 50o, an annual ranking of American companies by revenue. It ranked third with $233 billion in revenue. The “fruit company” beat out every other company besides Exxon Mobil and Walmart.  …

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Samsung's bendable smartphones might become real in early 2017

Samsung has been toying with the idea of bendable (or is it foldable? who knows) phones since 2008, when it showed a prototype device sporting a folding OLED display at the Society for Information Display (SID) exhibition.  Now, according to a report by Bloomberg, Samsung might actually be getting ready …

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Souped-up trucks are coming to Anki Overdrive

Anki Overdrive might have been my favorite toy of 2015. The newfangled racing system, which lets you drive and battle real-world vehicles on slick, modular tracks using a smartphone or tablet, is essentially slot cars on hi-tech steroids. Though Overdrive is a bit expensive, watching the cars zoom around a …

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Outlander Recap: The Rules Of War Divide Us All

In last week’s episode of Outlander, when Jamie was trying to rouse his volunteer army, he talked about how silly the British army seemed with their well-mannered rituals. They were brave Scots, after all—“no need to strut and ponce about like the Redcoats.” Jamie goes on to say how pretty it all …

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This is one of the most promising robot butlers we've ever seen

Robots are often feared as entities that will become evil and destructive in the future. But the reality is robots have potential to play a critical role in helping and caring for people. Japan is actually actively building robots designed to care for the elderly, known as Carebots, due to its rapidly aging …

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