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Google’s bias problem is more complicated than Congress realizes

Google’s bias problem is more complicated than Congress realizes

Google CEO Sundar Pichai appeared before the House Judiciary Committee today and all that Congress wanted to talk about was bias. So how did bias in Google become such a controversial issue and what would a neutral Google really look like? Russell Brandom takes us through the big picture. Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on…

Better Worlds: a new animated sci-fi series

Better Worlds: a new animated sci-fi series

Starting January 14th, The Verge will bring together some of the most exciting names in science fiction writing to imagine Better Worlds. The project will showcase 10 original fiction stories, five animated adaptations, and five audio adaptations by a diverse roster of authors who take a more optimistic view of what lies ahead in ways…

Waymo One robot taxis are here and we took a ride

Waymo One robot taxis are here and we took a ride

Today, Waymo rolls out a driverless taxi service called Waymo One in Arizona. The company has been operating self-driving cars, occasionally without safety drivers behind the wheel, for about a year and half now. The goal is to use all the data they have collected to make Waymo’s autonomous vehicles the safest drivers on the…

This is Elon Musk’s key to Tesla’s future

This is Elon Musk’s key to Tesla’s future

Elon Musk’s Gigafactory is arguably the most important thing that Tesla makes. The 1.9 million-square-foot factory in Sparks, Nevada, is only 30 percent complete, but it’s already on track to make 60 percent of the world’s lithium ion batteries — and Tesla plans to build more Gigafactories around the world. The Verge took a look…

How to detox from your smartphone with these apps and gadgets

How to detox from your smartphone with these apps and gadgets

Smartphones are designed to make you compulsively check them. With bright colors, flashing lights, and constant notifications, it’s hard to spend less time on your phone and disconnect. In this episode of Workflow, Andrew Hawkins shows us a few different ways we can detox from our smartphone. The Verge’s sponsors play an important role in…

Google Pixel’s Night Sight is revolutionizing low-light photography

Google Pixel’s Night Sight is revolutionizing low-light photography

Google’s new Night Sight mode for Pixel phones lets you capture low-light photos you wouldn’t be able to otherwise. It collects data from your subtle hand shakes, instead of just taking a super long exposure, to fill in details that would be lost. It’s a huge, game-changing improvement for low-light photography. Now that it’s available,…