Elon Musk speaking at the Neauralink 2022 event | screenshot from Neuralink At a ‘show and tell’ event on Wednesday, Elon Musk said that his brain-computer interface company, Neuralink, could implant one of its devices in someone’s head within the next six months — meaning it’s not happening this year. He also claimed that he would get the device implanted in his own head at some point in the future. During the presentation, Musk said that the company had submitted most of the paperwork needed for a human clinical trial to the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates medical devices…

The Noc Design / The Verge Black Friday is now in the past, but many of the year’s best deals on 4K TVs, video games, noise-canceling earbuds, robot vacuums, laptops, and much more are still available this weekend in the run-up to Cyber Monday. So, no, you haven’t missed out on much at all. Most of what’s listed below should look familiar if you’ve already been shopping online throughout the past week — especially since standouts like Apple’s latest AirPods Pro have been on sale for nearly a week — but keep in mind there will likely be several adjustments…

Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Whether you’re shopping for yourself or trying to come through with an amazing gift for someone else, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great opportunities to pick up the latest wireless earbuds and headphones. Some of this year’s best models from Apple, Samsung, Sony, Bose, Beats, and others have now been on the market for a few months and seeing their first big discounts. Meanwhile, old favorites are hitting all-time lows. You can expect most of the deals to continue through Cyber Monday; we’ll be keeping an eye on this list and updating…

Photo by James Wakibia/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Twitter CEO Elon Musk has decided to offer “general amnesty” to suspended accounts starting next week — a gentler way of saying that he’s decided to welcome back some of the site’s worst and most toxic people. It’s the second major moderation decision he’s made since taking over after unbanning former President Donald Trump; both decisions were made after Musk ran an informal poll from his personal Twitter account. The decision to reverse years of moderation work at Twitter effectively trashes Musk’s original promise: to create a diverse council that would help…

Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Roku has announced that it’s laying off 200 US employees, or around 7 percent of its workforce, according to Variety. According to the company’s statement, the cuts are meant to reduce its “headcount expenses” by around 5 percent as it tries to spend less on operations in the face of “current economic conditions” in the advertising and streaming industry. In some ways, the move isn’t necessarily surprising — several of Roku’s peers, such as Disney, Netflix, and Meta, have also announced layoffs in recent weeks and months. However, cutting 200 jobs is a…

Illustration: Jovana Mugosa / The Verge Musk gave Twitter staff a deadline to say if they are staying for his cultural reset of the company. And right on deadline, the farewell emojis started pouring into Twitter’s Slack. Continue reading…

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge We’re rounding up all of the best deals from across the internet to help you cross some names off your holiday shopping list. Continue reading…

Email and Calendars are now a click away in the new Zoom One interface — no need for a separate client. | Image: Zoom Zoom is releasing new Mail and Calendar clients and services as part of its latest round of business features announced at its annual Zoomtopia event. Available as a beta release, the Outlook-like Mail and Calendar will slot neatly into the company’s new unified Zoom One interface alongside its other tools like Team Chat, Whiteboard, Phone, and Meetings. With the recent release of Zoom Team Chat, the company already pushed into Slack and Microsoft Teams territories, and…

An example of DALL-E’s “outpainting” function, which generates imagery outside an initial starting frame. | Image: OpenAI OpenAI is making its image generation software DALL-E much more widely available to businesses with the launch of an API in public beta. The API will make it easier for companies to add DALL-E’s text-to-image functionality to their products, giving developers simplified tools to integrate and customize the software to their liking. An early use case for the API is Microsoft’s Designer app, which uses the software to generate imagery for Office users, from PowerPoint slides to illustrations for homework. Microsoft is one…

Image: Philips Hue The Philips Hue Bridge is now Matter certified, with a software update coming to all users by Q1 2023. The free update will make most existing and new Hue lights and accessories Matter compatible. Developers, or anyone willing to live on the edge, can access the beta firmware as of today. News of the Hue Bridge certification first leaked via the Connectivity Standards Alliance’s Matter certification database early Thursday morning, just as the Matter launch event kicked off in Amsterdam. Signify says that the Hue Bridge update will preserve previous settings and personalizations in the Philips Hue…

Netflix has signaled that it has bold ambitions beyond mobile gaming. | Image: Netflix Netflix just announced that it’s ‘seriously exploring’ cloud gaming. Could it succeed where Stadia failed and beat Microsoft in cloud gaming? Continue reading…

Laura Normand / The Verge SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reversed his decision to stop funding the Starlink terminals sent to Ukraine, saying on Twitter that the company will continue to provide “free” satellite internet service to the government even if it means the company loses money. “The hell with it,” Musk writes on Twitter. “Even though Starlink is still losing money & other companies are getting billions of taxpayer $, we’ll just keep funding Ukraine govt for free.” The hell with it … even though Starlink is still losing money & other companies are getting billions of taxpayer $, we’ll…

Image: Ivan Reis / DC Comics DC’s adding a new Ultra tier to its Universe Infinite comic book subscription service that lets you digitally read comics just one month after they hit store shelves (via Gizmodo). The new tier launches on Monday at an introductory price of $99 / year, but this price only lasts until November 28th and DC doesn’t specify how much it will cost after that. Currently, users have to wait six months after a new comic hits DC Universe Infinite. While the new tier could make the service more attractive to diehard comic book fans, it’s…

Breaking down the features and capabilities of the Pixel, Apple, and Galaxy Watches. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Google has announced the Pixel Watch, its first flagship wearable. While it has a clean circular design, the company is just now getting into a field that competitors like Apple and Samsung have been succeeding in for years. While detailed impressions of the Pixel Watch’s real-world performance and battery life will have to wait for a full review, let’s take a look at how it compares on paper. The Pixel Watch’s design vs. the Apple Watch Aesthetics are obviously…

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Nothing is more frustrating than buying a new pair of headphones, an OLED, or a backpack just to find out that you could have gotten it for a lot cheaper somewhere else. In order to keep customers happy — and prevent them from going elsewhere — many retailers offer price-matching policies where they promise to match a lower price that you’ve found elsewhere. That’s information that could come in handy, especially given Black Friday is right around the corner and Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale kicks off on October 12th. What follows…

Les Pounder / Tom’s Hardware: Report: Raspberry Pi Trading hired investment banks Stifel and Liberum to advice on a London IPO planned for this spring, that would value Raspberry at ~$500M  —  The listing could see Raspberry Pi valued at $500m  —  According to a report in The Telegraph, Raspberry Pi Trading …

The Economic Times: Paytm reports Q2 revenue of $144.8M, up 64% YoY, and a net loss of $63M, up 8%+ YoY, in its first post-IPO earnings report  —  Bengaluru: Payments firm Paytm, in its first quarterly earnings as a public company, reported a nearly 64% jump in its consolidated revenue from operations …

Cade Metz / New York Times: Jay Last, a pioneer who founded Fairchild Semiconductor, which laid the technical, financial, and cultural foundation for Silicon Valley, dies at 92  —  He and seven others left the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory to create their own silicon company, Fairchild Semiconductor …

Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google: Google is rolling out a Messages update that shows iMessage reactions as Emojis  —  The latest update to Google Messages prepares for a new way to handle the annoying iMessage reaction messages often seen in mixed group chats.  —  Update: This feature has already begun rolling out for some, allowing us to see it in action.

Rob Pegoraro / PCMag: Pew: 42% of US users read Twitter primarily for entertainment, 20% for news; one-third of users visit Twitter less than once a week, 66% visit at least weekly  —  More tweeps read Twitter primarily for entertainment, but among the 69% who report getting news on Twitter …