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Gitamini is a cute, compact, cargo-carrying robot that will follow you around like a dog

The Gitamini uses machine vision and AI to follow its owner. | Image: Piaggio Fast Forward Piaggio Fast Forward, a subsidiary of storied Italian automotive firm Piaggio, has launched its second robot, a compact version of its cargo-carrying bot Gita named Gitamini. The form and function of Gitamini remain the same as that of full-sized...

How to watch Microsoft’s Surface event today

Microsoft is holding an online hardware event on Wednesday, September 22nd, at 11AM ET / 8AM PT, where it’s expected to announce redesigned Surface tablets and laptops (and potentially a new phone). The Verge will be covering any announcements from the event and running a world-class live blog, and here’s how you can watch along with us, too. It’s...

Uber thinks it could actually turn a profit this quarter

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Uber says it may be profitable this quarter for the first time in its history. The disclosure came in a new filing made with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Whereas the company previously expected to make a net loss of under $100 million, it now believes it could make an adjusted profit of...

Need to trap a Roomba? You don’t need anything more sophisticated than a rug

iRobot recently launched a new robot vacuum cleaner that uses AI to avoid dog poop, but the company’s Roombas have long struggled with a more basic problem: confusing dark patterns on carpets and rugs for perilous drops. A video recently shared on Twitter by IBM researcher Dmitry Krotov shows exactly the problem: a Roomba rolling around inside a rectangular...

Netflix makes its biggest acquisition ever — the Roald Dahl catalog

Image: Netflix Nearly three years after Netflix signed a deal with The Roald Dahl Story Company to create a universe of animated features based on the author’s books, the company has acquired the works outright. Netflix made the deal official on Wednesday after news of the impending acquisition was first reported by Bloomberg on Tuesday....

Netflix closes its biggest acquisition ever — the Roald Dahl catalog

Image: Netflix Nearly three years after Netflix signed a deal with The Roald Dahl Story Company to create a universe of animated features based on the author’s books, the company has acquired the works outright. Netflix made the deal official on Wednesday after news of the impending acquisition was first reported by Bloomberg on Tuesday....

iOS 15.1’s first beta suggests we could see SharePlay soon

Image: Apple SharePlay has returned in the iOS 15.1 beta, according to 9to5Mac, after Apple delayed the major iOS 15 feature to “later this fall” instead of having it launch alongside the OS upgrade as planned. It’s not the only feature that’s hasn’t made it to release yet, but it could be a useful one during the ongoing pandemic — it lets...

The first patient testimony about a Theranos test result: a miscarriage that wasn’t

Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes. | Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images ‘You can’t provide accurate patient care with inaccurate results.’ Continue reading…

The Oversight Board wants answers about Facebook’s celebrity moderation program

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Oversight Board, a semi-independent body that reviews Facebook’s moderation policies, announced on Tuesday that it wants more information about the “cross-check” system Facebook uses to “review content decisions relating to some high-profile users.” Cross-check is getting called into question because...

Wyze’s new pan & tilt cam can see everywhere

Image: Wyze Ubiquitous budget smart home company Wyze has released yet another new product — the Wyze Cam Pan v2. As the name implies, this is the second generation of one of Wyze’s earliest products — the Wyze Cam Pan that debuted three years ago. This new model is available now, costs $39.99 (plus $9.99 shipping), and adds color night vision,...

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