Here’s a first look at Mark Cuban’s podcasting platform Fireside

Last month, The Verge broke news of Mark Cuban and Falon Fatemi’s new app Fireside, which promises to deliver a “next-gen podcast platform,” and today, we can provide a better sense of the app’s functionality and interface. It’s currently in beta on iOS with a limited number of testers, most of whom appear to work […]

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Ford recalls some of the first Mustang Mach-E SUVs due to loose bolts

Photo by Sean O’Kane / The Verge Ford is recalling dozens of the first Mustang Mach-E deliveries after it discovered loose bolts during the quality checks that are holding up shipments. “[S]ome vehicles may have subframe bolts that the supplier did not tighten to specification,” Ford wrote Friday afternoon. “While the issue in affected vehicles […]

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YouTube has terminated five Myanmar military-run channels as political unrest continues

Photo by Aung Kyaw Htet / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images YouTube terminated five Myanmar military channels from its platform on Friday, Reuters reports. The removals include YouTube channels for the government-run Myanma Radio and Television (MRTV) network and the military-owned Myawaddy Media used to spread military propaganda in Myanmar. YouTube’s action is […]

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A Silicon Valley school is using virtual escape rooms to evaluate prospective students

The logo on the escape room’s opening screen. | Image: Paruzal Applying to an elite middle school sounds like a stressful experience, and I’m sure COVID-19 doesn’t help. With things like open houses, campus tours, and in-person interviews off the table, applicants have fewer chances to experience their prospective schools — and admissions offices have […]

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Paramount Plus is a powerful nostalgia machine, but it doesn’t feel necessary yet

Paramount Plus is maybe one of the best streaming services for people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who are looking to get nostalgic about the television of their youth. Outside of that, Paramount Plus is a bit of a head-scratcher. There certainly seems to be a bunch to choose from, but with missing seasons, […]

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John McAfee charged with securities fraud for ‘pump and dump’ cryptocurrency scheme

Photo credit should read ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP via Getty Images John McAfee has been charged with securities fraud over a “pump and dump” cryptocurrency scheme. Federal prosecutors unsealed a case against McAfee and his executive advisor and bodyguard Jimmy Gale Watson Jr., claiming the pair earned nearly $2 million by urging Twitter followers to invest in […]

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