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Facebook’s Messenger Lite is actually really good

If you’ve ever read praise for Facebook products on The Verge, it won’t have come from me. I’m baffled by the design of the company’s website, aggravated by the pushy data-thirsty ways of its apps, and unimpressed by the contrived niceness of its founder and boss. In short: Vlad Savov, …

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This musician’s new album was made by industrial robots

Nigel Stanford is a New Zealand musician who creates sound experiments using mechanics and technology. His new album, Automatica, was made by two thin orange boys: industrial robots. For each instrument, Stanford manipulated the robots slightly to help them play. When the robots play the bass, the one near the …

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Uber: London Mayor Sadiq Khan backs talks after firm's apology

Image copyright Stefan Rousseau Image caption London Mayor Sadiq Khan chairs Transport for London London Mayor Sadiq Khan has asked the city’s transport regulator to meet Uber’s boss after the firm apologised for the “mistakes” it has made. Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi issued the apology after the taxi-hailing firm …

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Verizon discontinued its bad smartwatch

Verizon has discontinued its Wear24 smartwatch only four months after its release. Android Policefirst spotted the takedown, and Verizon separately confirmed the news to The Verge. If you try to navigate to the watch’s initial landing page, you’ll be redirected to a support page for the wearable. The Android Wear …

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