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How to stereo pair two Apple HomePods

Samar Haddad / The Verge If you’ve read through our review of the latest HomePod, you’ll know that one of Apple’s smart speakers alone sounds pretty good. But combining two of them in a stereo pair really takes the listening experience to a different level. It’s not a cheap proposition, but you’ll end up with even more immersive room-filling...

How to preorder Samsung’s new line of Galaxy Book3 laptops

You can preorder the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra ahead of its release on February 24th. | Image: Owen Grove It wasn’t just all about smartphones at today’s Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event. In addition to introducing the forthcoming Galaxy S23 series, Samsung took the stage to introduce a new line of laptops. The new Galaxy Book3 series starts...

Where to preorder the Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra

From left to right: the Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra. The latest Galaxy trio is available for preorder | Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge Another year, another round of flagship Samsung phones. This time around, Samsung used its Unpacked event to announce a new line of Galaxy Books, in addition to the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus,...

How to use the Apple HomePod’s temperature and humidity sensors

Samar Haddad / The Verge With the latest update to iOS 16.3, your Apple HomePod Mini smart speaker can now monitor the temperature and humidity in your home. No setup or extra hardware needed! The soon-to-be-released HomePod 2 will also have this capability. In this article, we’ll go over how to use this new feature and show you how to...

Google 101: how to format text in Google Docs

Samar Haddad / The Verge Google Docs has become a very useful word processing tool — a lot better than it was only a few years ago — but some of its more useful features may not be immediately obvious. For example, you would think that all the ways available to provide specialized text, such as underlining, italicizing, and strikethroughs,...

How romance works in Fire Emblem Engage

Image: Nintendo Now that Fire Emblem Engage is out in the wild, players might be wondering “what the hell do I have to do to get some lovin’ around here?” If you’re not fighting every battle and if you’re used to other Fire Emblem systems, it can be easy to miss the event that allows your toothpaste-haired champion to hook up with one of...

Computing 101: how to zip and unzip a file

Samar Haddad / The Verge The ability to compress a file or a group of files so that they take up less space is something that has been available for practically as long as consumer computers have been available. The most popular method is called ZIP, which was first introduced back in 1989 and is still being used (although there are others...

Quick fixes: how to transfer iPhone videos to a Windows PC when it keeps disconnecting

Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge Issue Your iPhone keeps disconnecting from your Windows PC or Mac when you’re trying to import photos or videos. You may see the error “A device attached to the system is not functioning.” Quick fix Stop your iPhone from automatically converting the video to the legacy H.264 format by going to Settings...

How to use wearable tech if you’ve got tattoos

Smartwatches often don’t work with tattoos, but there are alternatives and workarounds. | Illustration by Samar Haddad / The Verge If you’ve got tattoos and are interested in trying out wearable tech, there are a few things to consider before reaching for your wallet. The bad news is that tattoos and wearables aren’t always compatible....

How to file and pay your 2022 taxes online

Samar Haddad / The Verge It’s a new year, and while we may have a variety of hopes for the coming year — a cessation or at least a lessening of disease and war might top some lists — one of the things that you can be sure you’ll have to deal with are your annual taxes. (The usual quote about death and taxes goes here.) While tax day traditionally...

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