Every year, the Webby Awards honor the best of the internet. From games to podcasts to videos to influencers, the awards cover a wide range of internet content including The Verge. In the 2019 competition, The Verge took home two awards for its Science YouTube channel, one for The Vergecast, and it was nominated for Whyd You Push That Button.
Disney won the most awards this year: 32 across all Webby categories. National Geographic won 17 awards for categories including best photography, best data visualization, and best user experience. Google followed with 14 awards, including best user interface, productivity, and technical achievement. Vice, Condé Nast, and HBO all received nearly a dozen awards apiece.
Along with showing you the location of charging stations for your electric car, Google Maps now also shows you whether theyre currently in use. The functionality is available across the US and UK for charging points from Chargemaster, EVgo, and SemaConnect. Google plans to add ChargePoint chargers soon.
Google first added EV charging locations to Maps last October. At the time, the service would show you the number of chargers at each location as well as their wattage, pricing, and reviews from other drivers. With this latest update, youll also be able to see whether a charger is in use before you go out of your way to visit it.
Gaming laptops have never been so thin and yet so powerful as they are with Nvidias RTX graphics chips, and we believe the RTX 2060 is the sweet spot for price and performance. But if laptops with those chips are too pricey for your pocketbook, youll want to check out the new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and 1650 mobile GPUs, which were just announced today.
Featured in laptops starting at $1,000, Nvidia says the standard GeForce GTX 1660 Ti can deliver 100 frames per second in todays popular battle royale games, including Fortnite, Apex Legends, and PUBG, and over 60 fps with an $800-plus laptop sporting the new GTX 1650, each at 1080p resolution and high settings.
But as is typical with many of Nvidias recent chips, there is one catch: each…
OnePlus is preparing to launch the OnePlus 7 series of phones on May 14th in what it says will be its most ambitious launch to date, coordinating simultaneous events in three cities: New York City, London, and Bangalore. Yesterday, The Verge reported that there will be an upgraded OnePlus 7 Pro model with the option for 5G mobile data and a breakthrough display (according to CEO Pete Lau), which has been rumored to have a 90Hz refresh rate. Other leaked specs for that device include a pop-up selfie camera, which will eliminate the notch on the display, and a triple-camera system on the rear but, alas, there wont be wireless charging. The more conventional OnePlus 7 is expected to retain the notch while upgrading the specs from the…
Seasoned chefs have a bit of a love-hate relationship with their cutlery. A really good set of knives has to prove its worth by being put through the wringer – and if they’re really good, they’ll still look great afterward. So it is with the Damasukasu Japanese 3-Piece Master Chef Hanshu Knife Set.
Sitting in their reverent, minimalist case, they really do look too good to actually be used. But pick one up, and you’ll want to start cutting immediately. They’re made from subtly patterned carbon-rich steel, triple-riveted with a full tang and nitrogen cooled. Science aside, they’re essentially made with the same techniques used to forge Japanese samurai swords, with a 12-degree cutting edge and Rockwell hardness rating of more than 62. Each one is precision-balanced, stain and rust resistant.
Behold The Pasta PC, a computer that has a nutrition label in addition to a spec sheet, because he used sheets of pasta as the case. It works, but between the build (consider the thermals) and the antiquity of the Atom-based computer he sacrificed to make it, it’s pretty hinky. [via MeFi]
My wife said something one day joking about making a PC out of Pasta… Never joke with me on such things because I may just do it… and do it I have. Behold… The LASAGNA PC V.1 Clickbait you say?! NAY! This is the real deal. The first ever crazy PC build on this Channel, and the first ever Pasta PC in the world. You’re welcome.
Beautiful as it is, I’ll admit that I’m slightly disappointed he didn’t actually bake a PC into a lasagne. You could get away with what, about 160° without melting stuff on the board? Tasty. Read the rest
If you need to add a small display to your project, you’re not going to do much better than a tiny OLED display. These tiny display are black and white, usually found in resolutions of 128×64 or some other divisible-by-two value, they’re driven over I2C, the libraries are readily available, …read more
Following their announcement at CES in January, Sony has announced pricing for its OLED and LCD TVs for 2019. The lineup includes Sonys first ever 8K LCD TV, the Z9G, which will cost between $12,999.99 for the 85-inch model, and a whopping $69,999.99 for the 98-inch version. Also included in the lineup are the Master Series A9G and cheaper A8G OLED TVs, starting at $3,499.99 and $2,499.99 respectively, and a trio of 4K LCD TVs the X950G, X850G, and X800G starting at $1,399.99, $3,499.99, and $649.99.
The prices of Sonys 8K TVs are eye-wateringly expensive, but theyre actually cheaper than those of its main competitor, Samsung, which released its first 8K TV last year. The 8K Q900s price topped out at $99,999 for the 98-inch…
With iOS 13, Apple will let third-party apps import photos directly from external storage, reports 9to5Mac. If true, this would bring an end one of our key frustrations with iOS on the iPad Pro which requires importing images into the systems camera roll before you can move them into an app like Lightroom CC. Apple previously released a Siri Shortcut to automate the process, but the new feature will make this unnecessary on the USB-C tablet aimed at professionals.
Apple also reportedly plans to announce improvements to Marzipan apps, Siri, and ARKit Apples augmented reality developer kit. The iOS and macOS changes, first reported by 9to5Mac, were compiled by Guilherme Rambo with an assist from Steve Troughton-Smith.
There’s no question that springtime in Paris is the stuff of legend. TechCrunch is returning to the City of Lights to continue building another legendary experience. The TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019 takes place at the Expo Porte de Versailles on 17-18 May. If youre a developer, a UX/UI designer or an all-around tech creator, […]
Sometimes the urge strikes to get busy coding for an old retro system, but unfortunately the bar to entry can be high. There’s a need to find a workable compiler, let alone trying to figure out how to load code onto original vintage hardware. It doesn’t have to be so …read more
Eagle and Fusion are getting all the respect for integrating electronic and mechanical design, but what about KiCad? Are there any tools out there that allow you to easily build an enclosure for your next printed circuit board? [Maurice] has one solution, and it seamlessly synchronizes KiCad and FreeCAD. KiCad …read more
The Netflix doc Knock Down the House debuted at Sundance earlier this year, winning the Audience Award for U.S. Documentaries. Directed by Rachel Lears, it follows the midterm Congressional campaigns of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin.
The Huawei P30 Pro offers unprecedented zoom capability for a smartphone camera thanks to a simple periscope and now were getting our first glimpse inside. As seen in a thorough teardown by YouTube channel JerryRigEverything, Huaweis 5x optical zoom camera module has been cracked open, proving that a telephoto lens and mirror really can fit inside an extremely thin phone. That helps it achieve better zoom than any smartphone weve seen to date.
The periscope lens pictured above might not look very big, but to fit it inside of the phone, Huawei had to lay it sideways, as also revealed in an earlier teardown by iFixit. Traditionally, phone manufacturers position a sensor directly behind a lens, but theres often a tradeoff.
OSMC is an open source media center for Linux computers that works with the Raspberry Pi. This video from ETA Prime shows you how to install and configure the software. The Air Mouse looks like a good remote control to use with OSMC. Read the rest
I have this tire pressure gage and use it once every few months to check the car air pressure. The illuminated readout and valve come in handy in low light. It’s made by Tacklife — I have a lot of Tacklife tools and they all work really well. Read the rest
Woodworking is an age-old craft that requires creativity and skill to get the best results. Experienced hands get the best results, while the new builder may struggle to confidently produce even basic pieces. JigFab is here to level the playing field somewhat.
Much of the skill in woodworking comes with …read more