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Google’s Tensor chip is only the first step toward truly great Pixel phones

Photo: Sundar Pichai / Twitter Google’s Pixel 6 is shaping up to be the company’s most ambitious smartphone in years, largely due to the new, custom-designed Tensor processor, which aims to catapult Google to the forefront of the smartphone market with the power of Google’s years of machine learning experience. And Google needs it: despite...

Gmail 101: How to increase the time you have to unsend an email

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge If you’ve ever hit “Send” on a Gmail email and regretted it ten seconds later, you’ll know how handy — even necessary — a delayed send function can be. It could be the sudden realization that you accidentally hit “Reply all,” or a feeling that you may have sent it to the wrong contact, or that there...

How to (hopefully) restore your Gmail account if you lose access

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Losing access to your Google / Gmail account can be an incredibly frustrating and unhappy experience. When researching this article, I came across several accounts of people who had been locked out of their accounts after forgetting their passwords — and a few who had still not been able to get back...

Oppo announces ‘next-generation’ under-display selfie camera

Oppo Oppo has announced the latest iteration of its under-screen camera technology, claiming it allows for a selfie camera to be placed under the display “without compromising the integrity of the screen.” Unlike earlier approaches that reduce pixel density in the portion of the screen that covers the camera in order to let more light pass...

Google leaks unannounced Nest security cameras on its own online store

An image from Google’s online store that shows off a new Nest Cam and Nest Doorbell. | Image: Google Google has apparently leaked some unannounced Nest security cameras right on its own online store (thanks for the tip, Eric!). Google confirmed in January that it would be releasing a new lineup of security cameras this year, and it seems...

New Chromebooks will now have Google Meet installed by default

Here’s the Google Meet app on Chrome OS. | Google With Chrome OS’s latest update, Google has announced that its Google Meet app will be preinstalled on all Chromebooks. The announcement is part of the company’s larger push to adapt its operating system for remote meetings. The new feature shouldn’t make too much of a difference to longtime...

Google Maps on iOS is finally getting a dark mode

Google Maps’ dark mode on iOS. | Image: Google Google Maps will finally be getting a dark mode on iOS, nearly two years after Apple rolled out dark mode as part of iOS 13. The feature, which is arriving in the coming weeks, should be welcome for when you’re using the app at night or in dark environments. You can get an idea of what dark mode...

Realme launches MagDart magnetic wireless charging devices

As The Verge reported last week, Realme is working on a magnetic wireless charging system for its Android phones, and today it’s revealed a full range of products that’ll use the new technology. Realme is calling the system MagDart, and it’s basically a high-powered take on Apple’s MagSafe system for the iPhone 12 range of phones. The key product in...

Facebook is requiring all US employees to wear masks in offices

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Facebook announced on Monday that all employees will be required to wear masks when offices reopen. The policy goes into effect on August 3rd and will remain in place until further notice. The company confirmed last week that it’s requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all employees returning to work at...

Twitter adds third-party signup with Apple or Google

Twitter has introduced third-party login support, letting users create accounts and log in to the social network with their Apple or Google accounts (via 9to5Mac). Twitter also allows you to link your existing account with an Apple or Google one, as long as the emails are the same. The feature reportedly showed up in the Twitter beta last month, but...

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