Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge One more reason to watch The Game Awards this year: Valve has announced it’ll give away a Steam Deck handheld gaming PC every single minute on December 8th. With a likely runtime of 2.5 hours — last year’s ran three — the company’s probably going to be giving away at least 150 Steam Decks. It’s the highest-end model with 512GB of solid state storage and the anti-glare screen, and all you have to do to win is sign into Steam here on December 8th and watch the show at Steam.TV or at Steam’s…

Jason David Frank originally starred as the Green Ranger. | Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images for Saban Brands Jason David Frank, an actor and mixed martial artist best known for his role as Tommy Oliver in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, has died at age 49, as first reported by TMZ (via Gizmodo). Fellow Power Rangers stars Walter Jones, Blake Foster, and Amy Jo Johnson have since confirmed his death on Instagram. Born on September 4th, 1973, Frank originally starred as the Green Ranger in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which ran from 1993 to 1996, before swapping to the…

The company says it’s heard around 50 reports of issues. | Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge Weeks after Nvidia announced that it was investigating reports that the power cables for its RTX 4090 graphics card were melting and burning, the company says it may know why: they just weren’t plugged in all the way. In a post to its customer support forum on Friday, Nvidia says that it’s still investigating the reports, but that its findings “suggest” an insecure connector has been a common issue. It also says that it’s gotten around 50 reports of the issue. Nvidia’s…

The X-37B came back to Earth on November 12th at 5:22AM ET. | Image: Space Force The Space Force’s mysterious X-37B spaceplane landed back on Earth after spending a record-breaking two and a half years (908 days) in orbit. It landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday, November 12th at 5:22AM ET, marking its sixth successful mission so far. While the agency is pretty tight-lipped as to what exactly the Boeing-built spaceplane does, it did reveal that it deployed the FalconSat-8 developed by the US Air Force Academy in October 2021. This small satellite carried five experimental…

Illustration: The Verge FTX moved users’ funds to offline wallets early Saturday morning after a wave of “unauthorized transactions” drained hundreds of millions of dollars from the beleaguered cryptocurrency exchange. Ryne Miller, the general counsel at FTX US, didn’t confirm a hack, but said on Twitter that the company made the move to “mitigate damage” caused by the potential theft, as transferring funds offline, or to “cold storage,” helps prevents outsiders from gaining access to them. The millions in funds evaporated from the platform shortly after FTX filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday, affecting the domestic FTX US trading…

You actually get two of these. | Image: Tumblr Tumblr has been enjoying a resurgence thanks to some recent policy changes and ongoing chaos at Twitter, and that’s drawn a few real-world celebrities like Ryan Reynolds and Lynda Carter to the platform. Unlike most big social networks, though, Tumblr doesn’t verify high-profile accounts’ authenticity. That’s caused a little confusion since, without a link from some known off-platform account, it’s almost impossible to tell if these accounts are real. Fortunately, Tumblr is rolling out a new feature that will do absolutely nothing to change this — and you can buy it…

Not the best day for TikTok. | Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge For a little while this afternoon, many people get a message that there’s “no internet connection” while trying to browse their For You page inside the TikTok app. After an outage that lasted from 1:25PM ET until around 1:45PM ET, everything appears to be functional again. We haven’t seen an update from TikTok about the outage yet, but while it was happening it was widespread, with tracker Downdetector identifying more than 75,000 reports of the issue. Global internet connectivity monitor NetBlocks also weighed in on the…

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales Apple’s new M2-equipped 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros may not arrive until early next year, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. While previous rumors suggested Apple could release the upgraded devices by the end of this year, now Gurman believes they’ll launch in the first half of March. As noted by Gurman, this release window would allow Apple to launch the new MacBooks around the same the macOS Ventura 13.3 and iOS 16.3 updates come out, which are expected sometime between early February and March. This prediction aligns with Ming-Chi Kuo’s tweet from…

Setting up Bedtime mode on your Android 13 is an easy way to try and get more zzz’s. | Samar Haddad; Allison Johnson / The Verge Bedtime mode is one of those rare smartphone tools that’s actually designed to help you use your phone less. Instead of doomscrolling into the wee hours of the morning, configuring your Android phone’s Bedtime mode can help remind you when it’s time to wind down and make it easier to put your phone away. Here’s how to get started. I followed these initial setup steps on a Google Pixel 6 Pro running Android 13…

Image: Activision Physical copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II are starting to be delivered worldwide, and players have been stunned to find the discs only include 72MB of data. Instead, owners have had to download the entire game digitally, which Eurogamer reports could take up as much as 150GB of space on the PS5. Activision has effectively shipped a dummy disc, meaning physical copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will always have to connect up to the internet to get a copy of the game. It’s a process that has seen widespread criticism in the past,…

Customization, even if your phone has limited hardware. | Image: Google Google has announced that over a quarter of a billion devices that people use each month are running Android Go edition, which is designed for phones with limited storage and memory. However, the new version that Google announced on Wednesday, Android 13 Go, will require more power than its predecessors. Based on the latest version of Google’s mainline OS, Android 13 Go edition adds a version of the Material You system, letting you pick one of four color schemes based on your wallpaper. When Google originally announced Material You…

The downtime will begin at about 9PM ET. | Image: Blizzard Blizzard will be taking the Overwatch 2 servers offline once again to fix more of the issues that have cropped up during the game’s rocky launch. The company plans to shut the game down at about 9PM ET (6PM PT), and expects the downtime to last for an hour. This downtime will be the third in two days, as Blizzard had to take the game offline twice on Thursday. Blizzard detailed the fixes in the works and some updates on a few of the bigger issues in a post…

Select iPad models go on sale quite regularly. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge While some of the best iPad deals typically occur around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you can still find plenty of great discounts at all times of the year if you know where to look. Whether you’re after the high-end iPad Pro or the most affordable entry-level iPad, there’s likely a sale going on somewhere you may be interested in. Plus, with Amazon’s Prime Early Access sale about to drop on us, it should hopefully present some nice discounts. Of course, it’s difficult to…

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Former Uber chief security officer Joe Sullivan has been found guilty of charges that he covered up a 2016 cyberattack where a hacker downloaded the personal information of more than 57 million people. The information stolen from Uber included names, email addresses, and phone numbers for more than 50 million Uber riders and 7 million drivers, as well as driver’s license numbers for another 600,000 drivers. As reported by the New York Times and Washington Post, the jury convicted Sullivan on two counts: one for obstructing justice by not revealing the breach to…

Ryan Browne / CNBC: Klarna posts a pre-tax loss of $344M from January to September, up 4x YoY, and says it’s entered nine markets since the start of 2020 and now has 90M+ customers  —  – Klarna posted a pre-tax loss of 3.1 billion Swedish krona ($344 million) from January to September, a fourfold increase from the same period a year ago.

Vikas Sn / Moneycontrol: India-based Dream Sports, which runs online fantasy platform Dream11, raises $840M led by D1, Tiger Global, and others at an $8B valuation, up from $5B in March  —  Dream11 spent heavily on advertising and promotions during the fiscal, in a bid to capitalise on the surge in mobile gaming in the country

Jillian Deutsch / Bloomberg: EU lawmakers approve measures in the draft Digital Markets Act, including mandating messaging or social app interoperability and banning ad targeting to minors  —  – Competing messaging apps may have to be interoperable  — Companies would have to stop targeting some ads to minors

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Vercel, which develops the Next.js framework, raises a $150M Series D at a $2.5B valuation, after raising a $102M Series C at a $1B valuation in June 2021  —  Only a few months ago, Vercel, the company behind the popular Next.js framework for front-end developers, announced …

Steve Knopper / Billboard: Profile of Berlin-based Ableton, whose music production software changed the way recordings are produced and how DJs perform by eliminating cumbersome equipment  —  Gerhard Behles and his partners wrote the code that makes modern pop sing — and makes investors drool.  But they’re not selling.

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg: The Facebook View app on iOS contains an image of a potential Meta smartwatch, which has a front-facing camera, rounded screen, and a detachable wrist strap  —  – Device has front-facing camera, possibly for videoconferencing  — Image of watch is found inside of Facebook View iPhone app