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Google is banning election ads after polls close on November 3rd

Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google is banning advertisers from running ads related to the election after Election Day. In an email to advertisers, the company said the change is due to the “unprecedented” number of votes that will be counted after November 3rd, as reported by Axios. While the winner of the US presidential election is...

Alphabet settles shareholder lawsuit over executive sexual misconduct

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google parent company Alphabet has settled a shareholder lawsuit over its handling of sexual misconduct. The company has announced policy changes related to the settlement, including a $310 million fund for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. This resolves a complaint that was filed in 2019, following...

How Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service compares to Stadia, xCloud, and GeForce Now

Image: Amazon Amazon has just taken the wraps off its long-rumored Amazon Luna, meaning the company is officially jumping into the cloud gaming ring — one that has become increasingly crowded over the past year. Google launched Stadia last November, Nvidia’s GeForce Now left beta in February, and Microsoft’s cloud gaming offering (formerly known...

Google’s new Chromecast demonstrated a week early

Photos show off the dongle and its remote control. | Image: u/fuzztub07 Google’s new Chromecast device has leaked once again, giving us a detailed look at the TV dongle’s hardware and user interface. The leak comes after Redditor u/fuzztub07 was able to buy the unannounced “Chromecast with Google TV” dongle early from a local Walmart. They’ve since...

Yes, Amazon Luna dodges Apple’s cloud gaming rules — when will Nvidia and Google?

Image: Amazon You might be wondering: “Did Amazon just break Apple’s App Store guidelines by bringing a cloud gaming service to iPhone?” And I can understand why, given that I told you just last week how Apple doesn’t permit Google Stadia in anything close to its current form, and Amazon’s just-announced Luna is a lot like Stadia. Wouldn’t the...

Leaked Google marketing image shows the Pixel 5 in green

This could be a green Pixel 5 sitting next to a Nest Audio speaker and the new Chromecast remote | WinFuture The Google Pixel 5 is rumored to launch in a new green color (green-ish? green-like?) in addition to black, but you don’t have to wait until later this month to see what that will look like. That very configuration of Google’s upcoming flagship...

Packaging for Google’s Nest Audio smart speaker and new Chromecast leaks

Walmart already has Google’s new smart speaker visible on its shelves. | Image: Marcos Frausto Two of Google’s products that will almost certainly be announced next week have seen their packaging leak. There’s an upcoming Nest Audio smart speaker, spotted on Walmart’s shelves and online at Lowe’s. Meanwhile, someone else got their hands on a new...

Pixel 4A 5G images leak, showing dual rear cameras and a headphone jack

The images show a similar looking device to the Pixel 4A, but there’s a 5G logo in the status bar. | Image: John Lewis UK retailer John Lewis has accidentally posted images of Google’s Pixel 4A 5G a little early, giving us a detailed look at the new mid-range phone’s design. The images, fist spotted by 9to5Google, are accidentally on display on...

Among Us is so popular that its developers just canceled the sequel

Image: InnerSloth The developers of the hit social deduction game Among Us just announced that they have canceled a planned sequel because of the popularity of the first game. Though that sequel had been announced just 36 days ago, developer InnerSloth wants to support the game that’s so popular right now. “The main reason we [were] shooting...

Pixel 4A 5G spec leak highlights Pixel 5 similarities and differences

Image: Google Just yesterday, WinFuture shared leaked specs for the Pixel 5, which reportedly has a a Snapdragon 765G CPU, a six-inch 2340 x 1080 OLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 4,080mAh battery, and more. Today, WinFuture is back with another set of leaks, this time revealing potential specs for the upcoming...

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