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YouTube creator Jeffree Star dropped by makeup retailer Morphe

Makeup retailer Morphe has parted with YouTuber Jeffree Star, after weeks of public acrimony in the YouTube beauty community. Star has been accused of using racist and offensive language, as well as manipulating other creators and people close to him. “Today we’ve made the decision to cease all commercial activity related to Jeffree Star and affiliated...

Samsung’s 5G Galaxy Z Flip may have been fully revealed in these latest leaks 

We knew a 5G variant of Samsung’s vertically folding Galaxy Z Flip clamshell was on the way, after the first images leaked earlier this month. Now, we have an entire leaked video and a set of rumors about the new “Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G” that seems to leave nothing to the imagination — and suggest it might be ready for Samsung’s upcoming August 5th...

Letterheads: social media and the end of discourse

Photo illustration by William Joel / The Verge Social media and the end of discourse Continue reading…

Tesla to hold shareholder meeting and ‘battery day’ in person on September 22nd

Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Tesla has finally settled on a date for its delayed annual shareholder meeting and “battery day” for investors: September 22nd. The meeting will be held in person at the company’s vehicle factory in Fremont, California, though it will presumably also be live-streamed. Only people who are shareholders of the company’s...

First Crucible, now New World: Amazon delays another tentpole game after early feedback

Image: Amazon Amazon has delayed its upcoming open-world MMO New World, one of two tentpole games from its burgeoning games studio, from August 25th to an undefined spring 2021 date. The announcement comes less than two weeks after Amazon brought its other tentpole game, the free-to-play shooter Crucible, back into closed beta following barely...

Apple warns customers not to close its laptops with a camera cover attached

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Though it might strike some people as obvious advice, Apple has published a support page that warns MacBook owners not to close their laptop with a camera cover in place. Damage like a cracked display could result, according to the company, because “the clearance between the display and keyboard is designed to...

Facebook and Instagram ban all posts promoting conversion therapy

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Instagram on Thursday announced a new ban on all forms of content, including posts and videos, promoting the widely discredited practice known as conversion therapy, which attempts to forcefully change an individual's sexual orientation. The news was first reported earlier today by CNN. A spokesperson for...

Facebook reportedly considering ban on political ads before election

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Facebook is reportedly considering a ban on political ads before the US elections this year. Bloomberg reported the news this afternoon, saying that the idea is being discussed internally but is not yet a firm policy. Sources also confirmed the discussion to The New York Times. The step would drastically...

How to set up and use email templates in Gmail

Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images If you, like me, find yourself writing the same email over and over again, or copying and pasting the same message multiple times, Gmail gives you an easier option. By creating and saving email templates, you can insert them the next time you compose a message and save yourself some time. You...

Sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. breaks record for most expensive game ever sold

Image: Heritage Auctions Super Mario Bros. keeps breaking records three and a half decades after release. A mint copy of a US version of the 1985 game just sold for $114,000 at Heritage Auctions, breaking the previous record set by a copy of Super Mario Bros. in similar condition that sold for $100,150 at an auction last year. That makes it,...

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