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Netflix will settle 15 years of Chestnut vs. Kobayashi with a live hot dog-eating contest

/ With live NFL games, WWE, and celebrity boxing already on the schedule, Netflix has set up a face-off between the competitive eating champs. a]:text-gray-13″>If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Photo by Bobby Bank / WireImage Netflix has scheduled Chestnut vs. Kobayashi: Unfinished Beef on September 2nd as another one of its live events, along with Christmas Day NFL games, WWE Monday Night Raw, and the delayed Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson fight. A press release from Netflix takes the...

There’s a new 35mm film camera coming this year, and it looks pretty good

/ The long-awaited Rollei 35AF camera from MiNT is slowly inching toward an actual release. a:hover]:text-black [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-e9 dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray-63 [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-13 dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63″>Now that’s a compact camera.

The surprisingly not so doomed effort to force US drivers to stop speeding

/ People love to speed, but with traffic fatalities rising, would they accept new technology that would make it harder to drive recklessly?

The AI upgrade cycle is here

/ Will it be worth upgrading your iPhone for Apple Intelligence? a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The new Apple Intelligence features coming to iOS 18 could be the most impressive integrations of AI software and consumer hardware to date. Apple’s AI tools will be able to take actions based on what they know about you, manage your notifications, and rewrite text. They’re the kinds of things that could make day-to-day use of your iPhone a lot better. But they won’t be available unless you have one of Apple’s latest and most expensive iPhone models. A...

Elon Musk has unusual relationships with women at SpaceX, WSJ reports

/ Elon Musk had sex with a former intern and an employee. He asked a third woman to have his babies. a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Image: Laura Normand / The Verge Elon Musk had a sexual relationship with a former SpaceX intern, who he later hired onto his executive team, according to The Wall Street Journal. He also had a sexual relationship with a second employee. And a third woman alleged that Musk asked her several times to have his children; she refused. He then denied her a raise and complained about her performance. One of the women who Musk had a sexual relationship also...

Google still recommends glue for your pizza

/ It’s almost like AI answers aren’t fully baked! a:hover]:text-black [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-e9 dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray-63 [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-13 dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63″>An eighth of a cup of Elmer’s, to be precise.a:hover]:text-black [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-e9 dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray-63 [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-13 dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63″>Please note the snippet from us suggesting 1/8 of a cup of Elmer’s glue in the pizza sauce.a:hover]:text-black [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-e9 dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray-63 [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-1...

Can we artificially cool the planet? A major environmental group is spending millions to find out

/ Solar geoengineering is a controversial strategy for cooling down the planet. Researchers want to know if it can fight climate change or if it could cause new problems. a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Photo: Getty Images A major environmental group is reportedly set to funnel millions of dollars into research on solar geoengineering, a proposed fix for climate change that has garnered skepticism and even fears about unintended consequences. Solar geoengineering encompasses a range of tactics to cool the planet down by reflecting sunlight, perhaps by artificially brightening clou...

Elon Musk drops lawsuit against OpenAI

/ Elon Musk, a co-founder of OpenAI, has dropped his breach of contract lawsuit against the company. a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Image: Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images Elon Musk has dropped his lawsuit against OpenAI and its CEO, Sam Altman, accusing the company of a breach of contract and allegedly abandoning its mission of creating AI technology to benefit humanity. As reported earlier by CNBC, the case was dismissed without prejudice, meaning Musk can file it again. Musk’s decision to withdraw the lawsuit, filed in a California state court in February (case number ...

Tim Cook is “not 100 percent” sure Apple can stop AI hallucinations

/ There’s still a chance Apple Intelligence could produce false or misleading information, according to The Washington Post’s interview with Tim Cook. a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Illustration by Cath Virginia / The Verge | Photo by Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Even Apple CEO Tim Cook isn’t sure the company can fully stop AI hallucinations. In an interview with The Washington Post, Cook said he would “never claim” that its new Apple Intelligence system won’t generate false or misleading information with 100 percent confidence. “I think we have done everything that we know to d...

How to install the iOS 18 and iPadOS developer betas

/ Developer betas are now available to everyone, free of charge and easy to install. But think twice before you enable it on your day-to-day phone. Share this story a:hover]:shadow-highlight-franklin dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-highlight-franklin [&>a]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-white”>What new features come with iOS 18? The new iOS not only offers the usual plethora of cool new features but eventually will include Apple Intelligence, Apple’s new AI system that, according to the company, will be available this fall. Meanwhile, other new features include a more customizable homescreen and Control Center, the ability to require authorization for specific apps, a more expressive Messages app, and a heavily revamped Photos app. a:hover]:shadow-highlight-fr...

Google is ready to fill free streaming TV channels with ads

/ Advertisers can plug into Google TV device ad spots, where a growing number of viewers are watching free streaming channels. a:hover]:text-black [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-e9 dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray-63 [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-13 dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63″>People are watching this stuff, and advertisers can now buy targeted ads on Google TV channels.

Where to preorder Star Wars Outlaws (and what’s included in each edition)

/ All preorders include two vehicle skins, but premium versions come with additional character skins, bonus missions, and three days of early access. a]:text-gray-13″>If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. a:hover]:text-gray-63 [&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-black dark:[&>a:hover]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a:hover]:shadow-underline-gray [&>a]:shadow-underline-gray-63 dark:[&>a]:text-gray-bd dark:[&>a]:shadow-underline-gray”>Screenshot: Star Wars Ubisoft announced in April that Star Wars Outlaws will launch on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on August 30th. If you’ve been on the fence about buying it in advance, then there’s some new material to help you make the decision. We recently got a c...