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Apple promises third-party payment options in iOS for South Korean users

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple says it will introduce third-party payment options for the first time ever in iOS apps, following South Korean legislation designed to open up the perceived monopolies of Google and Apple’s app stores. The alternative payments will only be available in South Korea and follows the announcement of […]

Obscenely detailed scan lets you peer at Rembrandt’s Night Watch masterpiece online

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The level of detail is staggering. | Image: Rijksmuseum The Rijksmuseum has released what it claims is the “largest and most detailed photograph of any artwork,” and it’s viewable for free on its website. The scan is of Rembrandt van Rijn’s 1642 masterpiece The Night Watch, a roughly 12 by 14 foot painting which is […]

Intel’s funding threatened by Marco Rubio after ‘humiliating apologies’ to China

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Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has threatened the government funding of chipmaker Intel after the company made what Rubio described as “humiliating apologies” to China. Intel issued apologies to its Chinese partners and the Chinese public last December after it noted in […]

PSA: Redownload your Harry Potter e-books from Pottermore before they disappear for good

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An email sent to customers warning them about the change. | Image: Pottermore If you own digital Harry Potter books purchased on Pottermore, you might want to redownload your copies before the option disappears for good at the end of the month. The site is emailing its customers to warn them that the books will […]

Super Pumped gets a new, longer teaser with more Uber shenanigans

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Travis Kalanick in the show’s first season. | Image: Showtime There’s a new teaser for the first season of Super Pumped, Showtime’s upcoming anthology show about Silicon Valley startups that hit it big. As we saw in the teaser from December, season one will revolve around Uber and its former CEO Travis […]

Halo Infinite is getting a hotfix for the game’s epic but frustrating 12-player matchmaking

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Having trouble connecting to a big game of Halo Infinite multiplayer with a bunch of your friends in the game’s 12-person Big Team Battle mode? That will hopefully soon be a thing of the past: developer 343 says it’s not only aware, it believes it has “a fix in hand for the core issue” and […]

Meta will require employees to have a COVID-19 booster to return to the office

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The company has announced changes to its office reopening plans. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Meta, the parent company of Facebook, will require staffers to have received a COVID-19 booster shot to be able to work from its US offices, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. Meta had already said that […]

Google exec says Apple is ‘holding back’ customers who text

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On Saturday, Android boss Hiroshi Lockheimer accused Apple of “using peer pressure and bullying as a way to sell products,” after a Wall Street Journal report revealed how US teens have turned Apple’s iMessage into a social status symbol that locks Android users out. Now, Lockheimer is taking a slightly less abrasive stance: the Google […]

The Associated Press is starting its own NFT marketplace for photojournalism

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Resellers will also be to get in on the action. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Associated Press, or AP, has announced that it’s starting a marketplace to sell NFTs of its photojournalists’ work in collaboration with a company called Xooa. It’s billing its foray into NFTs as a way for collectors […]