Life is Strange: Before the Storm doubles down on drama

Released through 2015, Life is Strange was a successful experiment in episodic gaming, thanks largely to its focus on narrative storytelling that pulled players from one segment to the next. The final, collected story digs into the secrets and trials of Max, a high school student who discovers she has …

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Trump’s Cuba restrictions are a setback for Airbnb

When Airbnb first announced in 2015 that it would operate in Cuba, it was clear the company had lofty ambitions. CEO Brian Chesky appeared alongside President Obama during his visit to the country last year, where the president heralded the company’s business success, adding that there were now “thousands of …

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Someone is trolling a US senator with Nickelback newsletters

Nickel-rolling — or the practice of trolling someone with songs, images, or lyrics from Nickelback — is a time-honored tradition at The Verge. It’s why I have the band’s not-really-seminal album Here and Now on my desk. (No one knows for sure where it came from, only that the troll …

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Kim Kardashian is selling a fidget spinner now

Kim Kardashian is jumping on the hype wave and releasing a fidget spinner. The spinner is a gold money symbol and it says “daddy,” which is apt since it’s called the Daddy Money Fidget Spinner. It can be yours — with a seven-day shipping delay because these things take time …

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The YotaPhone 3 is coming later this year

The YotaPhone 3 has apparently been announced at a conference in Northern China. The successor to the YotaPhone 2, which made some waves when it came with an E Ink display on its back, will also feature a rear E Ink display, with an AMOLED screen on the front. The …

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