Day: August 19, 2020

Chronicle inclined its playbook for Fortnite occasions in opposition to Apple and Google
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Chronicle inclined its playbook for Fortnite occasions in opposition to Apple and Google

Epic Games took on Apple and Google in a very public way last week to protest what it believes are monopolistic app store policies. But Epic was prepared for the fight in part because it knows how to make a spectacle, having already pulled off massive in-game events like the appearance of a giant rolling…

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Proper-existence advice on parenting right by a pandemic
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Proper-existence advice on parenting right by a pandemic

If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. Being a parent is not easy at the best of times — and these are definitely not the best of times. It was hard enough trying to keep kids happy, healthy, and busy during a summer where…

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Samsung Galaxy Show 20 Ultra evaluation: enormous cell phone, diminutive updates
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Samsung Galaxy Show 20 Ultra evaluation: enormous cell phone, diminutive updates

If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. Samsung has settled into a new routine for its Galaxy Note line of smartphones: take some of the major new features from the flagship Galaxy S updates from earlier in the year, improve on them slightly, and…

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Yarn’s Fortnite standoff is inserting Apple’s money cow at threat
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Yarn’s Fortnite standoff is inserting Apple’s money cow at threat

Apple and Epic Games have gone to war, with the two companies clashing over Apple’s App Store policies. Epic, in protest of Apple’s 30 percent fee for any digital transactions on its iOS platform, attempted to circumvent things with a direct payment option in Fortnite, leading Apple to ban the game entirely. But Apple’s Fortnite…

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Samsung announces Galaxy Lisp 20 and Lisp 20 Extremely
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Samsung announces Galaxy Lisp 20 and Lisp 20 Extremely

If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. Samsung has officially announced 2020’s Galaxy Note lineup. There are two models this year: the regular Galaxy Note 20 and the high-end Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Both feature the main thing that differentiates the Note line —…

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Worthy Tech pledged a thousand million to racial justice, nevertheless it used to be pocket swap
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Worthy Tech pledged a thousand million to racial justice, nevertheless it used to be pocket swap

Tech giants shouted for change, but their donations were a whisper Big Tech responded to George Floyd’s death on May 25th in Minnesota by committing more than a billion dollars toward racial justice within a single month. That’s a lot of money. And yet, Big Tech’s contributions barely register against the immense, nigh-unimaginable piles of…

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