The Verge - All Posts 2020-10-22T11:28:16-04:00 2020-10-22T11:28:16-04:00 2020-10-22T11:28:16-04:00 Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light is getting its first English release <img alt="" src="" /> <p id="xYHIfv"><em>Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light </em>is launching in the US for the first time ever. The tactical roleplaying game, originally released in 1990, will be available on the Nintendo Switch for $5.99 on December 4th.</p> <p id="c9eEOL">As the first game in the <em>Fire Emblem</em> series, <em>Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light</em> stars Marth, a character best known Stateside for his appearance in <em>Super Smash Bros.</em> The Switch edition of the game will include fast-forward, rewind, and save state features.</p> <p id="HKBHzB">It’s important to note that the release is for a limited time only, until the franchise’s 30th anniversary on March 31st, 2021. <em>Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light </em>isn’t the first game to adopt such a strategy; rather, it appears to be building on a Disney...</p> <p> <a href="">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> Megan Farokhmanesh 2020-10-22T11:23:19-04:00 2020-10-22T11:23:19-04:00 Republican lawmakers are furious after Twitter asks users to read stories before retweeting <img alt="" src="" /> <small>Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge</small> <p id="ETckpP">House Judiciary Committee Republicans and committee member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) are spreading a misleading claim about a new Twitter feature that asks users to read articles before retweeting them. Earlier this year, Twitter started <a href="">testing a prompt</a> to discourage knee-jerk retweets. It appears on links across the entire service, but Republican lawmakers have cited individual warnings on right-leaning articles as the latest of many censorship accusations.</p> <p id="2oMVce">Twitter <a href="">announced last month</a> that it would roll out the feature across its mobile apps, describing it as a way to “help promote informed discussion.” When you hit the retweet button on a link you haven’t visited, Twitter adds a label above the confirmation menu, warning that...</p> <p> <a href="">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> Adi Robertson 2020-10-22T11:00:00-04:00 2020-10-22T11:00:00-04:00 Influencers’ next frontier: their own live shopping channels <img alt="" src="" /> <small>Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge</small> <p>Live shopping is already huge in China, and now tech giants want to make it big in the US</p> <p> <a href="">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> Ashley Carman 2020-10-22T10:57:45-04:00 2020-10-22T10:57:45-04:00 Lynk & Co opens its first ‘Club’ for the 01 connected car <img alt="Amsterdam Club " src="" /> <small>Amsterdam Club | Photo: Lynk &amp; Co</small> <p>Don’t call it a showroom</p> <p> <a href="">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> Thomas Ricker 2020-10-22T10:34:22-04:00 2020-10-22T10:34:22-04:00 Sony confirms Disney Plus, Netflix, and Twitch will be on the PS5 at launch <img alt="" src="" /> <small>Image: Sony</small> <p id="xOzNmb">If you are planning to use your PlayStation 5 for more than just gaming — whether that’s to stream movies and TV shows on Netflix or play music on Spotify — you’ll be happy to know that Sony’s next-gen console will support some of the more popular entertainment apps at launch.</p> <p id="z0c8t6">Sony <a href="#">confirmed in a blog post on Thursday</a> that six entertainment apps will be available on the PS5 on November 12th: Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus, Netflix, Spotify, Twitch, and YouTube. The company also said more streaming apps, such as Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and Peacock, were coming to PS5 but did not give a timeframe for when they would be available. </p> <p id="bAoOfj">Notably absent from the list is HBO Max, which is <a href="">currently in contract disputes with Amazon and Roku</a> over the...</p> <p> <a href="">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> Taylor Lyles 2020-10-22T09:59:32-04:00 2020-10-22T09:59:32-04:00 Senate committee approves subpoenas for Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey <img alt="Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Testifies To House Hearing On Company’s Transparency and Accountability" src="" /> <small>Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images</small> <p id="NFyJkS">The Senate Judiciary Committee approved subpoenas on Thursday to force Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify before the body regarding complaints of anti-conservative bias on their platforms.</p> <p id="ZwLfZX">Last week, the <a href=""><em>New York Post </em>published a report</a> alleging that Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, introduced his father to an executive at the Ukrainian energy company Burisma. For months, President Trump’s reelection campaign has targeted Biden’s alleged connections to Ukraine as the foundation of political attacks. Reporters disputed the <em>Post’s </em>allegations, and Facebook and Twitter moved to reduce the article’s reach.</p> <p id="l6ea63">Facebook signaled that the article was subject to third-party fact-checking, and Twitter banned linking to...</p> <p> <a href="">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> Makena Kelly 2020-10-22T09:54:01-04:00 2020-10-22T09:54:01-04:00 You can save $40 when you preorder Apple’s new iPad Air at Amazon or Walmart <img alt="The new iPad Air with Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil" src="" /> <small>Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge</small> <p id="vUTzjp">If you were tossing around picking up Apple’s new iPad Air, which <a href="">my colleague Dieter Bohn says is the best tablet</a> for most people despite costing $600, it won’t actually cost you $600 to buy one at <a href="#" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">Walmart</a> and <a href="#" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">Amazon</a>. Right now, you can pick up a 64GB base model in green for $560. This is a relatively small discount, all said, but any deal on the as-of-yet unreleased iPad Air that features USB-C charging, a brand-new design, and powerful internal specs is a good one in my book.</p> <div id="sFdd0z"><div data-anthem-component="productcard:9527420" data-anthem-component-data='{"layout":"full_with_portrait_img"}'></div></div> <p id="fL9K06">Best Buy is continuing its deal event on Amazon products that rival Prime Day 2020 prices. <a href="">All of these we wrote about yesterday are still happening</a>, but below, we’ll list a few different options.</p> <div id="Az0Hng"><div data-anthem-component="productcard:9538448" data-anthem-component-data='{"layout":"full_with_portrait_img"}'></div></div> <div id="e5GV3b"><div data-anthem-component="productcard:9538454" data-anthem-component-data='{"layout":"full_with_portrait_img"}'></div></div> <div id="brnU7W"><div data-anthem-component="productcard:9538459" data-anthem-component-data='{"layout":"full_with_portrait_img"}'></div></div> <div id="tCPC9u"><div data-anthem-component="productcard:9511198" data-anthem-component-data='{"layout":"full_with_square_img"}'></div></div> <p> <a href="">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> Cameron Faulkner 2020-10-22T09:51:08-04:00 2020-10-22T09:51:08-04:00 Microsoft adds new Xbox touch controls to 10 xCloud games <img alt="" src="" /> <p id="RV6x0w">Microsoft is bringing Xbox touch controls to 10 games on its xCloud game streaming service today. xCloud launched last month with just <em>Minecraft Dungeons</em> supporting these new touch controls, but the list now includes big names like <em>Streets of Rage 4, Dead Cells, </em>and<em> Killer Instinct</em>. These touch controls will allow players to play games without an Xbox One controller.</p> <p id="NHlR1v">“Touch controls have been one of the top-requested features for cloud gaming,” <a href="#">explains Catherine Gluckstein</a>, Microsoft’s head of Project xCloud. “For each title that uses Xbox touch controls we’ve worked to create an experience designed specifically for that game on mobile devices.” Microsoft has been working with game designers and players to mimic the controls you’d...</p> <p> <a href="">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> Tom Warren 2020-10-22T09:44:58-04:00 2020-10-22T09:44:58-04:00 Twitter is adding prompts, hashtags, and emoji to promote early voting in the US <img alt="" src="" /> <small><em>Twitter is adding features to encourage early voting</em> | Twitter</small> <p id="znjELE">Starting today, US Twitter users will get prompts in their home timelines to encourage them to vote early, as the November 3rd presidential election approaches.</p> <p id="6wOPdu">The updates will include push alerts directing to on-Twitter public service announcements, prompts to vote early and find early voting options from nonpartisan voting advocacy group BallotReady, and interactive features, including an animated “like” button” and custom emoji for the hashtags #VoteEarly, #IVoted, #IVotedEarly, and #YoVoté.</p> <div class="c-float-right"><div id="wXbvLF"><div data-anthem-component="aside:9479077"></div></div></div> <p id="C5lWeW">“As voters face unprecedented challenges when casting their ballot in the upcoming 2020 US elections, Twitter is doing what we can to ensure that people have access to the reliable information they need in order to exercise their right to vote,”...</p> <p> <a href="">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> Kim Lyons 2020-10-22T09:43:29-04:00 2020-10-22T09:43:29-04:00 Huawei’s Mate 40 Pro announced with speedy 50W wireless charging <img alt="" src="" /> <small>Image: Huawei</small> <p id="pdtOew">Huawei has announced the Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus, its latest flagship devices following the <a href="">P40 series</a> from earlier this year. The phones mark the debut of Huawei’s new flagship 5nm Kirin 9000 chipset and include curved 6.76-inch 90Hz OLED displays and 50W wireless charging. Alongside them, Huawei has also announced the step-down Mate 40.</p> <p id="twToGE">Although Huawei’s phones have been difficult to use outside of China because of the <a href="">lack of Google’s apps and services</a>, its recent flagships like the <a href="">P40 Pro</a> and <a href="">P40 Pro Plus</a> have continued to offer excellent camera performance. On paper, the Mate 40 Pro series looks to continue the trend. </p> <p id="tAPSV9">The Mate 40 Pro Plus has a 50-megapixel main camera, a 20-megapixel ultrawide, an 8-megapixel periscope camera...</p> <p> <a href="">Continue reading&hellip;</a> </p> Jon Porter