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Amazon has renewed The Expanse for a fifth season

Today at the Television Critics Association, Amazon announced that it has renewed its science fiction series The Expanse for a fifth season. Last year, Amazon picked up the series for a fourth season after the Syfy Channel canceled it, and it announced at San Diego Comic-Con that the new season would debut in December 2019.…

Spacetech growth, the future of micromobility, and how to solve the...

Is space truly within reach for startups and VC? With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing taking place this past week, Darrell Etherington takes a temperature check of the current state of spacetech, chatting with startups like Wyvern and NSLComm. What he finds is actually a fairly positive picture — not only are there…

The Great Hack tells us data corrupts

This week professor David Carroll, whose dogged search for answers to how his personal data was misused plays a focal role in The Great Hack: Netflix’s documentary tackling the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal, quipped that perhaps a follow up would be more punitive for the company than the $5BN FTC fine released the same day.…

Hit indie game Cuphead is headed to Tesla vehicles in August

Tesla’s games library is getting bigger, and the latest announced title is probably a familiar one to gaming fans: Cuphead. This indie game was released in 2017 for Xbox One and Windows after making a big debut in 2013, attracting a lot of attention thanks to its hand-drawn, retro Disney-esque animation style. Tesla CEO Elon…

New trailers: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Zombieland: Double Tap,...

Marvel’s Spider-Man films have been a standout for me in the MCU. What I think it comes down to is this: they’re not about superhero stuff all that much. It’s all grounded in Peter just trying to figure out life as a teenager, and his journey and failures as Spider-Man reflect that. Far From Home…

Gatik’s self-driving vans have started shuttling groceries for Walmart

Gatik AI, the autonomous vehicle startup that’s aiming for the sweet middle spot in the world of logistics, is officially on the road through a partnership with Walmart . The company received approval from the Arkansas Highway Commissioner’s office to launch a commercial service with Walmart . Gatik’s autonomous vehicles (with a human safety driver…

The scientist behind Juul launches a Juul alternative for China

The chemist who helped create the magic sauce behind Juul, Xing Chenyue, unveiled the product of her new startup Myst Labs this week after two years of development: electronic cigarette alternatives designed for China’s 350 million smokers, the world’s biggest smoking population. This new contender makes for a potentially heated battlefield given that Juul will…

You can save on the Apple iPad Pro (2018), Philips Hue...

This story is part of a group of stories called Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Good Deals stamp of approval, so if you're looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be. Vox…

France will continue with its technology tax amidst tariff threat from...

France’s finance minister says that it will continue to carry out a plan to tax technology firms, despite a threat of tariffs on French goods from US President Donald Trump, according to Reuters. The country’s senate passed the controversial bill earlier this month, and it was signed into law by President Emmanuel Macron this week.…

Watch a Japanese spacecraft grab another sample from an asteroid

A camera has successfully recorded a Japanese spacecraft’s attempt to grab a second sample from a distant asteroid. While the actual sample collection happened earlier in July, a video made of images taken during the maneuver was just released on Friday, July 26th. The sample-collecting spacecraft, Hayabusa2, has been in orbit around the asteroid Ryugu…