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Tom VanHaaren

NCAA shrinks window for athletes to enter portal

The NCAA Division I Council approved changes to the transfer portal windows that will shrink the number of days for student-athletes to enter their name in the portal.


Tom VanHaaren

What's it like to be recruited by Deion Sanders? Prospects, parents give the inside scoop

The Buffs have shown how good they are and how much more talent is needed. Sanders' recruiting ability and message are key to the rebuilding effort. But it might be surprising what is working with recruits.

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Julian Chokkattu

Google Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel Watch 2 (2023): Features, Specs, Release Date

The new Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones have price jumps and a slew of new features, and Google’s latest smartwatch and earbuds got upgrades.

Wired Top Stories

Will Knight, Lauren Goode

Google Assistant Finally Gets a Generative AI Glow-Up

Google is adding AI capabilities from its chatbot Bard to the humble Google Assistant, allowing the virtual helper to make sense of images and draw on data in documents and emails.

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Julian Chokkattu

The New AI Photo Tricks on the Pixel 8 Are Blowing My Mind

Magic Editor and Audio Magic Eraser give you exciting (and kind of scary) new powers over your photos and videos.

Wired Top Stories

Will Pritchard

How TikTok Is Changing Stage Design

At Stufish, Ray Winkler and his team make stage designs that will work in giant arenas or on vertical smartphone screens.

The Verge

Allison Johnson

Google Photos’ new AI tools are as complicated and messy as a memory

A significant part of the Pixel 8 Pro’s AI magic happens in Google Photos. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

In its eight years of existence, Google Photos has shifted its official mission just once: from “home for all your photos and videos” to “home for all your memories,” says Google Photos VP Shimrit Ben-Yair.

That tagline switch starts to make a lot more sense when you look at the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro. Inside the new phones, Google Photos will see some of its biggest...

The Verge

Jay Peters

Reddit is making it easier to search for your favorite memes

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Reddit is announcing some updates to search, including a dedicated media tab for search results in the company’s native mobile apps. The improvements should make Reddit search a bit more useful, though, from what I’ve seen, they don’t dramatically overhaul the ways you can already search on the platform.

The new media tab is already available for me in Reddit’s iOS app. When I enter a search query, I see the media tab on the far right of...

The Verge

Umar Shakir

Android 14’s AI-generated wallpapers might be its coolest new feature

Generative AI wallpapers are one of many new customizable options in Android 14. | Image: Google

Google’s launching the new Pixel 8 and 8 Pro today, and alongside the new smartphones comes the public release of Android 14, which has lots of new features — including a rad new AI wallpaper generator. Originally revealed at Google’s I/O developer event in May, which showcases the latest Android OS and features, the new AI wallpapers feature lets you easily generate a new background...

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Antonio G. Di Benedetto

Where to preorder the Google Pixel Watch 2

The Pixel Watch 2 comes in polished silver, matte black, and champagne gold. | Image: Google

Google’s Pixel Watch has been with us for a full year now, and the surprise hit smartwatch now gets the honor of having its own iterative update. While the original Pixel Watch was a good first crack at a wearable from Google, the Pixel Watch 2 is poised to improve on it with more Fitbit-inspired health and wellness features and a claim of improved battery life.

Google announced the Pixel...

The Verge

Monica Chin

These are the macOS Sonoma features you should actually pay attention to

This is Sonoma on the outside.

Around this time last year, I called macOS Ventura “a bunch of good updates you can mostly ignore.” The year before, I said that macOS Monterey had “not impacted my life much.” I’m starting to suspect that this is going to just be my life now as the person assigned to review new macOS releases.

You get, every so often, a Big Sur — something that drastically changes what it’s like to look at and use a Mac computer. But most of the time,...

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Mia Sato

Patreon has a new look for its next era

Image: Patreon

A decade since launching with the mission of helping creatives make money directly through fan support, Patreon is undergoing a major rebrand — and reimagining what the next decade might look like for the so-called creator economy.

Beginning this week, a slew of new features and products that have been in the works will roll out widely to creators and fans. Taken one by one, the features are incremental additions to the company’s suite of creator and fan tools. But...

The Verge

Sheena Vasani

Where to preorder the Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro

You can get a free Pixel Watch 2 if you preorder the Pixel 8 Pro. | Image: Google

Google announced the new Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro on Wednesday during its Made by Google Event, introducing it alongside the new Pixel Watch 2. Both phones will be available on October 12th starting at $699 and $999, respectively, with preorders beginning today, October 4th.

Powered by the new Google Tensor G3, both phones should offer improved performance, audio, and voice quality. The chip also allows...

The Verge

Parker Ortolani

The Verge and dbrand have partnered on new skins for the Pixel 8, iPhone 15, and more

An iPhone with The Verge’s Blocks skin and a dbrand Grip case. | Image: dbrand

Blocks and Monogram are new custom designs from The Verge and are available in either skin or case form from dbrand for all of your favorite devices.

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Alex Cranz

Apple TV Plus is bringing its own flavor of Bridgerton to streaming with The Buccaneers

Image by Apple TV Plus

Bridgerton is big business for Netflix. It’s one of the most watched dramas in the service’s history (according to Netflix). It launched a boom in Regency romance novels, a spinoff prequel, and there’s even a Bridgerton experience. Naturally other streamers are out to replicate the show’s success, and Apple TV Plus has entered the fray with one of the most visually similar shows, The Buccaneers.

The bright pops of color Bridgerton has made its hallmark...


James Dator

‘Blind Side’ writer blames NFL ‘violence’ on Michael Oher’s lawsuit against Tuohy family

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

This is gross.

One of the most stunning and disgusting sports stories this summer was Michael Oher finding out he wasn’t actually adopted by the Tuohy family, a central theme of the hit book and movie The Blind Side. The deception went a step further, with Oher taking the family to court and revealing he was put under a conservatorship he signed without fully understanding it as an 18-year-old, which allowed the family to make millions in royalties...

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