The Brutally Secretive Life of the Racing Tire

Midway through last week’s Austrian Grand Prix, the right rear tire of Sebastian Vettel’s race car exploded. The blowout sent his Ferrari careering across the track and flung bits of rubber everywhere, like a pinwheel firework throwing off sparks. The German driver climbed out of his car unharmed, and probably didn’t think …

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This is your next jam: Jay Z, Miguel, and more

Welcome back to The Verge’s weekly musical roundup. I’m Jamieson, I’m still your host, and it’s always tough to write this column — to write about music at all, even — when the world is being rocked by larger concerns. It feels a little frivolous, you know? When I start …

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US officials claim pro-ISIS Twitter traffic fell 45 percent in two years

Members of the Islamic State have proven themselves deft at using social media, but the Obama administration claims its attempt to push back against the propaganda is having an effect. Officials released numbers to the Associated Press detailing US counter-propaganda efforts, and they say that Twitter traffic from pro-ISIS accounts has …

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The Apollo 11 guidance computer code is now available on Github

The system responsible for the first moon landing is now readily available online, after an enterprising former NASA intern uploaded the Apollo Guidance Computer code to Github this week. Although the code for the MIT-designed system has long been available to interested researchers, it’s never been quite this at hand. Quartz has an …

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Look at this brick of a battery case for the Nexus 6P

ZeroLemon is preparing to release a battery case for the Nexus 6P that it says will nearly triple the battery life of your phone. The Nexus 6P Battery Case (why even bother with a ridiculous name) comes with an 8,500 mAh battery that ZeroLemon says will provide an extra 190 …

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