The next Tomb Raider film will feature a new Lara Croft

Aug 1, 2022

Tomb Raider’s movie rights are up for grabs. According to a report from TheWrap , the Amazon-owned MGM waited too long to create a sequel to its 2018 Tomb Raider film, freeing up the rights for the next Hollywood studio that wants to take a stab at creating an adaption of the long-running video game franchise. Several studios are currently engaged in a bidding war to snap up the Tomb Raider rights, TheWrap reports. And since the license come with no obligation to retain the same cast and cre ...read more

The best instant photo printer you can buy right now

Aug 1, 2022

If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. Instant photo printers are sort of the quieter, less-cool sibling of instant cameras, but they’re arguably more practical. They don’t quite tap into the nostalgia-fueled fun of pulling out an Instax camera at a party, but they’re a more versatile means of getting to the final product: a real, live photo print you can touch and feel. In an age where virtually all of our photos live in digital ...read more

Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols dies at age 89

Aug 1, 2022

Nichelle Nichols as Nyota Uhura in Star Trek. | Photo by Fotos International/Courtesy of Getty Images Nichelle Nichols, who was best known for her groundbreaking role as Nyota Uhura in the original Star Trek series, died at age 89. Her son, Kyle Johnson, informed her fans in a post on Nichols’ Instagram account. “Last night, my mother, Nichelle Nichols, succumbed to natural causes and passed away,” Johnson writes. “Her light however, like the ancient galax ...read more

China’s uncontrolled rocket crashes down over the Indian Ocean

Aug 1, 2022

China’s uncontrolled Long March 5B rocket reentered the Earth’s atmosphere over the Indian Ocean, landing somewhere near Sarawak, the Malaysian state on the island of Borneo. The US Space Command confirmed the rocket’s reentry at 12:45PM ET, but it remains unclear where its debris landed. In a translated post on Weibo, China’s Manned Space Agency said the rocket reentered near the same area, and that most of it burned up on its way down. On July 24th, China used a Long March 5B rocket ...read more

The Pixel 6A is getting an immediate update to make sure it’s moddable

Aug 1, 2022

Just days after the Pixel 6A’s launch, Google’s rolling out an update to fix an issue preventing users from unlocking the bootloader and performing mods, according to a report from Android Police . The change is bundled within the Pixel 6A’s first update, which Google just started releasing last week. In short, a bootloader is a piece of software that loads the operating system (OS) on a device when it turns on. Gaining access to the bootloader on Android can give you full control over yo ...read more

Star Wars spinoff Andor has a new trailer and a new premiere date

Aug 1, 2022

This morning, Disney released a new trailer for Andor, the next big Star Wars series on Disney Plus — and with it comes news that the show has been delayed by nearly a month. Andor was previously pegged for a premiere on August 31st, but the new clip says that it will debut with a “three-episode premiere September 21st.” The show is a prequel to a prequel, taking place before the events of the film Rogue One , which itself was set before the first Star Wars movie. It will once again star ...read more

The M1 MacBook Air is down to its lowest price ever at Best Buy

Aug 1, 2022

Our Monday deals post is starting off strong with the M1-equipped MacBook Air, which is currently matching its best price to date at Best Buy. The retailer has discounted both the 256GB and 512GB configurations to $849.99 (normally $999.99) and $1,049.99 (normally $1,299.99), respectively. While it’s beginning to show its age a bit — especially with the recent release of the M2 model — the M1 Air still remains a terrific macOS laptop thanks to its speedy performance and excellent battery ...read more

An update on review scoring

Aug 1, 2022

The most contentious part of any review is the numeric score that’s given to the product. which reduces our evaluation of how a product performs in what is often a very competitive space to a value on a 10-point scale. We have often talked about getting rid of our scores, but readers tell us they often look to the score first when reading a review and rely on scores for their purchasing decisions. As a result, we take scoring very seriously here at The Verge. We know how much weight each scor ...read more

Riot shows off a new character coming to its free League of Legends fighting game

Aug 1, 2022

Riot Games’ upcoming League of Legends-themed 2D fighting game will be free to play and will include the League champion Illaoi as one of its playable fighters, the studio announced in an update on Monday. The game was announced in 2019 under the codename “Project L,” and details are still relatively light — Riot hasn’t provided an official release date or even a release window. But in Monday’s update, Riot did share a very detailed explanation of what’s involved in bringing Illao ...read more

Discord overhauls its Android app so you won’t have to wait for new features

Aug 1, 2022

Discord is overhauling its Android app in the coming weeks so that new features and updates arrive at the same time as iOS and desktop. If you’re a Discord Android user, you’re probably used to seeing new features not appear for months after they were announced on iOS, and we saw that most recently with the Server Profiles feature being available on iOS way before Android. “Historically, work on the Android implementation of new features would often be delayed until desktop and iOS were c ...read more

Sennheiser Momentum 4 leak reveals a drastic design change and a lower price tag

Aug 1, 2022

The comfy, classy, premium build of Sennheiser's third-gen Momentum Wireless headphones earned them a spot on our list of the very best noise-canceling cans — but a Canadian retailer leak has just revealed their next iteration will be quite different when they launch later this month. As you can see in the images above and below, the new Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless ditch the adjustable, foldable silver metal band and their whole "classic headphone look" for a swiveling earcup and rounded b ...read more