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Google search on mobile is getting a redesign

Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google is redesigning how search results look on mobile, the company announced in a blog on Friday. “We wanted to take a step back to simplify a bit so people could find what they’re looking for faster and more easily,” Aileen Cheng, who led the redesign, said in the blog. The redesign will have larger...

Razer’s DeathAdder V2 Pro wireless gaming mouse is $30 off at Amazon and Best Buy

Image: Razer Razer’s DeathAdder V2 wired gaming mouse is one of the best wired gaming mice you can buy right now, according to my colleague Cameron Faulkner. But if you are trying to minimize the number of cables on your desk, the DeathAdder V2 Pro is a nice wireless alternative — and it’s down to $100 at Amazon and Best Buy. The DeathAdder...

Honor announces its first post-Huawei phone

Honor has announced the new V40 5G flagship phone, its first since Huawei sold the company off to a Shenzhen-based consortium of Chinese partners. The phone is exclusive to China for now, but Honor’s V-series usually makes its way to the rest of the world under “View” branding. The V40 has a 6.72-inch OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and is powered...

Google threatens to remove its search engine from Australia if new law goes into effect

Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge Google is threatening to pull its search engine from an entire country — Australia — if a proposed law goes into effect that would force Google to pay news publishers for their content. “If this version of the Code were to become law it would give us no real choice but to stop making Google Search available...

Alphabet is shutting down Loon, its internet balloon company

Image: Alphabet Alphabet is shutting down Loon, its division that provides internet from floating balloons, according to a post on the blog of Alphabet’s X moonshot division. “The road to commercial viability has proven much longer and riskier than hoped,” Astro Teller, who leads X, wrote in the blog. “In the coming months, we’ll begin...

Otter.ai’s new Chrome extension can transcribe Google Meet calls in real time

A render showing how Otter.ai’s Chrome extension works in Google Meet. | Image: Otter.ai You can now use automated transcription service Otter.ai to transcribe and provide closed captions for Google Meet calls with the help of a new Chrome extension. Meetings will be transcribed in real time, and transcripts will be saved right to your Otter...

Grab an unlocked Google Pixel 3 XL for $300 at B&H Photo

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge If you are looking for a smartphone with a good camera but don’t want to spend a ton of money, B&H Photo is selling a 64GB unlocked Google Pixel 3 XL for $300. The phone was released in late 2018, but it is still a solid contender for people who prefer Google smartphones and want a camera that offers...

Tech rallies behind Biden’s immigration plans

Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images Hours after taking his oath of office on Wednesday, President Joe Biden signed several executive orders overturning actions taken by the Trump administration regarding immigration, and tech is rallying behind the move. Biden signed two executive orders Wednesday that extend the Deferred Action for Childhood...

JBL’s speaker-packed Google Nest Hub alternative is $220 off

Image: JBL JBL’s Google Assistant-powered smart display, the Link View, is on sale for $80 on Harman Audio’s (JBL’s parent company) eBay store. While its original price was $300, this smart display has been slowly getting cheaper since it debuted in 2018. Both the black and white color variants are on sale, and it comes with free standard...

Nvidia’s Shield TV now supports PS5 and Xbox Series X controllers

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Nvidia is updating its Shield Android TV software to include support for the latest next-gen console controllers. If you own a Shield TV or Shield TV Pro device, you can now pair the PS5 DualSense or Xbox Series X controllers to play Android games or PC titles through Nvidia’s GeForce Now streaming...

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