In Our Day / In Water review: unfocused

Each recent year, we’ve been gifted two new works by Korean auteur Hong Sangsoo. He loves a small movie, usually comfortably under the 90-minute mark, and a scope that might encompass a novella or even a short story. I personally…

Week 39 in review: Xiaomi 13T is here, iPhone 15 Pro Max overheating

As the new iPhones shipped out to buyers and reviews went live, some things became apparent about the new iPhones. The Pro Max has one hell of a camera – it ranked second on DxOMark’s chart (a huge leap for…

How the Elon Musk biography exposes Walter Isaacson

The trouble began days before the biography was even published. CNN had a story summarizing an excerpt of Walter Isaacson’s Elon Musk that claimed Musk had shut down SpaceX’s satellite network, Starlink, to prevent a “Ukrainian sneak attack” on the…

Why Kagi is the best Google alternative I’ve tried yet

Hi, friends! Welcome to Installer No. 8, your guide to the best and Verge-iest stuff in the world. (If you’re new here, first of all, hi, hello, welcome, and second of all, you can read all the old editions at…

Weekly deals: the best smartphone deals from the US, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and India

It has been a week after the iPhone 15 series hit store shelves and it has been a fairly quiet week because of it. With only a few major launches, we focused mostly on older phones and their slide down…

Apple FineWoven Case and Wallet hands-on

Apple’s Wonderlust event this year was as much about announcing the company’s environmental efforts as about new products. One major change the company is making this year is that it will no longer be offering leather as a material for…

Weekly poll: can the Xiaomi 13T and 13T Pro lure you in with a great value for money proposition?

The Xiaomi 13 series was strong out of the gate, but pricey too – the global versions started at €1,000 for the Xiaomi 13 (8/256GB) and €1,300 for the Xiaomi 13 Pro (12/256GB). This week saw the launch of the…

Weekly poll results: Tecno Phantom V Flip’s low price is its biggest advantage

Slowly but surely foldables are inching towards an affordable price range. And it’s not the old flagship killer brands doing it but rather Tecno’s premium brand – the Phantom V Flip launches at ₹50,000 in India and will be €700…

LG is dropping ATSC 3.0 from its TVs next year

ATSC 3.0 is the next major version of the broadcast TV format. (Version 2.0 was intended as a backward compatible update that was eventually canceled in favor of the more significant 3.0 update.) Where ATSC 1.0 added digital technology and…

Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro in for review

Xiaomi made the trek to Google’s Wear OS for the Watch 2 Pro and it makes for a solid smart wearable that’s ready to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Watch6 Classic. What’s more, Xiaomi’s watch is €270 for the Bluetooth model…