Oh look, another levitating object Kickstarter

We should talk about the Levitating X Kickstarter campaign, something its creators call “tech art.” The crowdfunding endeavor is trying to sell us on the idea of a levitating object future. Backers can choose and display four different bases, including a pillow, plate, plant, and random decor. These all float, …

Read More »

Android O will give you even more control over notifications

One of Android’s biggest advantages in recent years has been the way it handles notifications. And in Android O, Google is making that even more powerful by allowing apps to group alerts in “notification channels,” giving users more precise control over what kind of notifications they get. For example, a …

Read More »

Everybody knows this quote, but nobody knows where it's from

Here’s a quiz: without searching the internet, can you name the source of this quote? One character asks: “What does it do?” Another replies: “It doesn’t do anything. That’s the beauty of it.” I asked The Verge’s culture Slack room this question last week, and here are some of the …

Read More »

If you mix NBA Jam and League of Legends, you get Dunk Lords

I don’t understand why some video game franchises flourish and others die, why some mediocre brands are supported by stacks of cash and others are left to drift into obscurity. Take, for example, NBA Jam: a few years ago, Electronic Arts revived the sports franchise for home consoles and smartphones. …

Read More »