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  • How a computer error helped Deep Blue beat humanity's best chess player

    24 October 2014, 3:50 am by: Rich McCormick

    Chess legend Garry Kasparov beat IBM computer Deep Blue four games to two in a match organized in 1996. A year later, he was man versus the machine again, accepting another challenge from the team behind the supercomputer. This second time around, IBM's…
  • Microsoft Lumia design officially revealed without Nokia branding

    24 October 2014, 3:25 am by: Tom Warren

    Microsoft is officially replacing its Nokia branding with Microsoft Lumia on the company’s Windows Phones. The software giant is "looking forward to unveiling a Microsoft Lumia device soon," and, as The Verge revealed earlier this week, Nokia’s existing…
  • Wii U 'Super Smash Bros.' has eight-player fights on gigantic battlefields

    23 October 2014, 9:38 pm by: Rich McCormick

    The Wii U version of frantic fighting game Super Smash Bros will support eight player matches, introduce a range of new modes, and allow players to build their own stages on which to battle. The new additions to the long-running series, which sees Nintendo…
  • New York patient tests positive for Ebola

    23 October 2014, 9:30 pm by: Josh Lowensohn

    New York City has its first confirmed case of Ebola in a doctor who had recently been traveling in West Africa to treat patients suffering from the deadly disease. Craig Spencer, 33, was taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan earlier today after experiencing…
  • Final nail in Aereo's coffin: broadcasters win nationwide preliminary injunction

    23 October 2014, 6:00 pm by: Chris Welch

    In what may amount to the final nail in Aereo's coffin, a New York federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction against the now-defunct service on Thursday, officially barring the company from streaming live television. After its devastating loss at…
  • Small Empires returns for Season Two on October 28th!

    23 October 2014, 5:41 pm by: Verge Video

    Your average day is probably full of interactions with Google, Facebook, and Twitter. But it wasn't so long ago that those companies were unknown startups, hoping to find an audience and struggling to survive against the established titans of tech. Starting…
  • Classic Macs turned into modern furniture

    23 October 2014, 4:31 pm by: Colin Lecher

    The Apple Power Mac G5 was a classic computer of the early millennium, but for all of its strengths — besides its gorgeous design, it was the fastest Mac in Apple's lineup when it was released in 2003 — it didn't last: the G5 family was retired in 2006 for…
  • Amazon's losses balloon to $544 million in its third quarter earnings

    23 October 2014, 4:16 pm by: Ben Popper

    Amazon posted its third quarter earnings results today and they were not pretty: the company said it had a operating loss of $544 million, more than twenty times what was lost for the same period in 2013. Its revenues grew to $20.84 billion, an increase of 20…
  • Microsoft's Q1 2015: Surface growing strongly and Lumia sales up

    23 October 2014, 4:09 pm by: Tom Warren

    Microsoft has published its Q1 fiscal 2015 earnings report, and the company has made $4.5 billion in net income on $23.20 billion in revenue. Revenue has increased compared to $18.53 billion from the same period last year, but net income has decreased 14…
  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen donating $100 million to fight Ebola

    23 October 2014, 3:35 pm by: Chris Welch

    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen will contribute "at least" $100 million to fight the spread of Ebola, he announced Thursday. In a tweet, Allen revealed the new donation amount and urged others to make their own contributions — big or small. "Everybody feels…

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