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Disney Plus keeps pressure on Netflix with launch in 42 more countries this summer

It’s a major international expansion. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Disney is planning to launch Disney Plus in 42 countries and 11 territories this summer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It’s a significant expansion that could keep the pressure on other streaming services like Netflix and HBO Max. Here is the list of new...

White House instructs government agencies to beef up cybersecurity, adopt ‘zero trust’ in new memo

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The White House released a new cybersecurity strategy Wednesday aimed at reducing the risk of cyberattacks against government infrastructure. The strategy outlines the administration’s vision for moving government agencies towards a “zero trust” architecture — a cybersecurity model where users and...

GameStop has an Xbox Series X bundle available right now

GameStop has just restocked the Xbox Series X, with one caveat: it’s only available as part of a bundle. The $648.98 bundle includes an extra controller, a three-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and a $50 GameStop gift card. While many of GameStop’s recent restocks have been restricted to PowerUp Pro Rewards subscribers, this restock is...

Orphan prequel will feature an adult woman playing a murderous child, CGI free

Araya Doheny/Getty Images Isabelle Fuhrman’s performance as Esther in Paramount Pictures’ first Orphan film stunned audiences in no small part because of what the movie’s disturbing twist revealed about its titular child murderer. 12 years later, Fuhrman is set to reprise her role in Paramount’s upcoming prequel Orphan: First Kill from director...

White House instructs government agencies to beef up cybersecurity, adopt ‘zero trust,’ in new memo

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The White House released a new cybersecurity strategy Wednesday aimed at reducing the risk of cyberattacks against government infrastructure. The strategy outlines the administration’s vision for moving government agencies towards a “zero trust” architecture — a cybersecurity model where users and...

Substack’s rolling out a video feature, but it’s not available to everyone yet

Substack’s video feature is now in a private beta. | Screenshot: Andrew Zimmern via Substack Substack, the platform where creators can share free or paid newsletters, has announced a new video feature that’s currently in a private beta (via TechCrunch). The feature will let users upload or record videos directly in Substack and then publish...

Searching for Susy Thunder

In partnership with Epic Magazine She was known, back then, as Susan Thunder. For someone in the business of deception, she stood out: she was unusually tall, wide-hipped, with a mane of light blonde hair and a wardrobe of jackets embroidered with band logos, spoils from an adolescence spent as an infamous rock groupie. Her backstage conquests had...

Prescription video game company goes public via SPAC

Akili Interactive’s first product is a video game for ADHD. | Akili Interactive Akili Interactive, the company behind the first video game to get approved as a medical treatment, announced today that it will go public through a merger with Social Capital Suvretta Holdings Corp, which is run by former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya....

Boston Dynamics’ most boring robot is getting a sensible job unloading trucks

Boston Dynamics is synonymous with four-legged robots, particularly its consumer model Spot. But in the past few years, the company has been expanding into logistics — one of the most challenging and potentially lucrative sectors in modern robotics. Today, Boston Dynamics announced the first commercial purchase of its pallet-stacking machine Stretch,...

How to take better night photos with the Pixel 6 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro, or digital camera

A moon set can make for dramatic photos of the night sky. I always thought that taking a photo of the night sky meant mounting expensive cameras onto heavy telescopes and having extensive knowledge of the stars. But for the latest episode of my YouTube video series Full Frame, I flew 2,000 miles away from the big city lights of NYC to meet...

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