Why Netflix canceled your favorite show

From The Verge. Netflix was never considered a traditional TV service. Canceling shows that aren’t performing well is an understood and necessary part of being a TV network, but Netflix has started canceling shows faster than ever before. Whereas older Netflix originals like House of Cards, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Grace and Frankie, and Orange is…

Jabra Elite 75t first look: the AirPods rival gets an upgrade

From The Verge. Jabra’s Elite 75t true wireless earbuds are a nicely upgraded product from the predecessor. Battery life has increased to 7.5 hours on a single charge, the earbuds now charge over USB-C, and they’re also 20 percent smaller. Read more: http://bit.ly/2kx3DBJ Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGc Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XTWX61…

How Samsung ‘fixed’ the Galaxy Fold

From The Verge. Samsung’s Galaxy Fold had some major issues with the display and hinge back when we reviewed it in April. Samsung now thinks it has addressed the problems after making some key hardware changes to the protective film and hinge. We’re taking a first look at the Galaxy Fold changes. The phone will…

Amazon’s plan to take over your living room

From The Verge. Amazon had three announcements today: the Nebula Soundbar — Fire TV Edition, a new Fire TV cube with Dolby Vision that will release internationally, and new Fire TV Editions that are coming to the UK and Germany. Each one of them has a slightly different tactic for getting into your living room,…

Porsche Taycan event in 5 minutes

From The Verge. Porsche unveiled the Taycan, its first, all-electric sedan starting at $150,900. The event was intricately staged, taking place at three different locations around the globe simultaneously: Canada, China, and Germany. The top-end version, the Taycan Turbo S, will have a 93kWh battery pack that gets a WLTP estimated 450 km (~280 miles)…

How top producers use this online store to create hits

From The Verge. In this episode of The Future of Music presented by Aloft Hotels, we visit the studio of top latin pop producers Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres, most famous for their hit Despacito, to see how they make and use samples to create music. Sampling has influenced every genre of music from hip…

How the composer of Deadpool and Mad Max scores movies

From The Verge. In this episode presented by Aloft Hotels, we spoke to Tom Holkenborg, aka Junkie XL, who is a musician/producer turned film composer changing the way films are scored. He’s part of a new class of commercial or popular producers getting into the composing scene, and instead of using a traditional full orchestra,…

Galaxy Note 10 Plus review: the luxury phone

From The Verge. Samsung Note 10 Plus – here’s our review for the king of Android phones. Can it keep the crown, or have all the other, less expensive contenders made it just another phone? The answer to that question, Dieter Bohn says, is simply this: how much would you pay to have a stylus…

An exclusive look at Eric Prydz’s 5-ton LED Holosphere

From The Verge. Swedish DJ and producer Eric Prydz and his team make wild, incredible, expensive limited-run events. His latest is his most ambitious — and potentially, his shortest run ever. In this video presented by Aloft Hotels, The Verge explores the behind the scenes of EPIC 6.0: Holosphere. After years of development, the multi-story…

DJI Ronin SC review: a gimbal worth buying

From The Verge. DJI Ronin SC isn’t just a smaller version of the Ronin S. It’s an entirely new gimbal built specifically for mirrorless cameras. It comes in a smaller package, packed with same old and some new features, but also with a price tag of $439 that might discourage someone. Can it justify the…

How to shut down a website

From The Verge. After a hate-fueled tragedy, web service companies are increasingly facing pressure to purge sites like 8chan from the internet. But keeping a site offline is harder than it sounds — and there are good reasons to be worried about companies making that call. Learn more about how you can help or donate…

Tesla-powered Porsche 912: vintage meets electric

From The Verge. This 550-horsepower 1968 Porsche 912 is getting all of its power from an unexpected source: the electric motor from a Tesla Model S P85. It was made by two Southern California shops, Zelectric Motors and EV West, which convert old Volkswagens and Porsches into modernized electric cars. It’s a new way to…

I love this camera, but I’ll never use it

From The Verge. Insta360’s One X is a 360-degree action camera that uses dual 200-degree f/2 lenses to create really unique 18-megapixel photos or 5.7K spherical video that can then be exported in 1080, non-360, frames. As a tech optimist, I was ready to be a believer in 360 again, but sometimes more cameras just…

How police manipulate facial recognition

From The Verge. Police across the country are using facial recognition to check IDs and find suspects — but are they using it the right way? A new study from Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy & Technology suggests even good algorithms can be put to bad uses, particularly once police start getting creative with the…

How podcasts became so popular

From The Verge. Podcasts are a growing business. One study estimates that podcasting revenue is expected to reach $1 billion by 2020, yet, it seems like everybody already has a podcast. In this episode of The Big Picture, reporter Ashley Carman explains why podcasting has grown so quickly and why everyone has a podcast now.…