No surprise, Google Home is based on Chromecast, not Android

When Google announced its Home speaker, to take on the Amazon Echo, I made a big assumption: it was essentially a super-powered Chromecast device at its tiny little heart. Making assumptions is a stupid thing for a tech reporter to do, but turns out this one was accurate. Amir Efrati at The …

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It's convertible season, so what are you waiting for?

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. Buying a summertime convertible is one of the most underrated things you can …

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Sony's Xperia E5 has a 5-inch screen and nothing else exciting

Sony officially announced its Xperia E5 today, and we aren’t excited. The phone’s marketed as something that “just works” out of the box. That’s usually a good thing. But apart from its sleek design, the phone is as simple as it gets. There’s nothing to focus on spec-wise but nonetheless, …

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First Click: Samsung can shove its TV up its ads

I’m in the market for a new television. I figure I’m willing to pay $2,000 or more for a large-screen baby with HDR. Likely 55 inches, though I’d love to go bigger. I’ll probably buy later this year or early next, just as soon as the current crop of 2016 …

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