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Twelve South’s new Apple charger is a compact and cheaper three-in-one alternative

Twelve South’s latest accessory is the HiRise3, a $99.99 three-in-one charger designed to keep your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods topped up with power. It has a very similar set of features to Belkin’s Boost↑Charge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe with a more compact design, lower starting price, and a couple more caveats. Let’s …

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What’s on your desk, Alice Newcome-Beill?

As Alice Newcome-Beill describes herself, she’s currently the “commerce / deals writer for .” The Verge, 35 years old, a Scorpio, and a chaotic neutral.” With the other members of the commerce team, she helps handle The Verge’s Daily deals posts and newsletters in addition to maintaining the “best deals” announcements and other buying guides …

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Review: Sonic Origins is a tragic example of good classics ruined by greed

Sonic Origins comes with a few brand-new, nicely animated sequences. But do they tilt the scale to make this compilation worth $40? (Spoiler: nah.)”/> Enlarge / Sonic Origins comes with a few brand-new, nicely animated sequences. But do they tilt the scale to make this compilation worth $40? (Spoiler: nah.) Sega Here’s a gamer version …

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The world’s first PlayStation 5 ‘Slim’ now exists thanks to a YouTuber

The PS5 is a giant console, the biggest in modern history, and a DIY YouTuber has now created a PS5 “Slim” model that’s a fraction more than the thickness of the plastic cases that house PS5 games. Matt Perks, known as DIY Perks on YouTube, has spent a considerable amount of time and effort to …

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What to Expect From Apple Through July: iOS 16 Public Beta, New MacBook Air, Back to School Promotion, and More

While the summer months following WWDC are often a relatively quiet time of the year for Apple, there are still some notable items on the agenda through July. Below, we’ve rounded up six things to expect from Apple over the next six weeks or so. Public Betas of iOS 16 and More As part of …

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Here’s why the first iPhone didn’t have copy and pasted

Apple introduced the first iPhone 15 years ago, and a lot has changed since then. We’re now discussing rumors about the next iPhone featuring 8K video and a new display, but it’s hard to believe that once the iPhone didn’t even have copy and paste options. Now former Apple software engineer and designer Ken Kocienda …

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Toy Caves Is A Free Six-Color Game That Will Take Over Your Day

Screenshot: Ismael Rodriguez / Kotaku There’s a reason you subscribe to some developers’ Itch.io feeds. Ismael Rodriguez is an excellent examplewho released the wonderful Below The Ocean last year. Into my emails pinged an update for a new, free game, Toy Caversand I’m just so pleased it did. Created for the ongoing Itch game jam, …

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A Scottish Cycle Lane Appears To Be Designed Like Paperboy

Image: Dave McCraw / Atari / Mobygames / Kotaku There’s a street in Edinburgh, Scotland, that offers a real-life version of Paperboy‘s zigzag cycling routes, and I’m here to celebrate it for just that. As part of the city’s £207 million ($253m) project to run trams through the famous road, a new section of cycle …

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