Andrew Liptak, The Verge

Andrew Liptak

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Vermont, United States

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Recent:
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Past:
  • The Verge
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Gizmodo
  • SF Signal (John D.)

Past articles by Andrew:

iPhone 11 Pro Plus Max and more: all the rumors about Apple’s September 10th event

Apple will unveil the 2019 iPhone, potentially three different kinds, at its hardware event on September 10th. It could also announce several other products, including new Apple Watch devices, a refreshed iPad Pro and entry-level iPad, and more. → Read More

The Folio Society’s next book brings Marvel’s Golden Age back to life

The Folio Society will release an omnibus of comics for the first time, celebrating the 80th anniversary of Marvel Comics #1. The book features reproductions of the original comics, and it will be released on September 25th for $225. → Read More

A Tesla owner implanted the RFID chip from her Model 3’s keycard into her arm

Tesla’s Model 3 doesn’t come with a physical key: you can unlock and start your car with your phone, a car-shaped key fob, or a keycard. One creative driver figured out a way to make sure that she never loses her card: she implanted its RFID tag into her forearm. → Read More

Carrier is an immersive podcast that left me on the edge of my seat

QCode’s latest podcast is Carrier, an immersive, intense series about a female truck driver who picks up a mysterious cargo. → Read More

Ninja disgusted at Twitch after porn stream was promoted on his channel

This afternoon, streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins posted a video to Twitter to address an issue that popped up on his former Twitch profile: the streaming platform had begun to promote other streamers in his place, including a channel streaming pornography earlier this morning. → Read More

J.D. Salinger’s Catcher and the Rye will be published as an eBook for the first time

J.D. Salinger’s classic novel Catcher in the Rye will be published as an ebook for the first time next week, along with three other novels by the late author. → Read More

Security researchers find that DSLR cameras are vulnerable to ransomware attack

Ransomware has become a major threat to computer systems in recent years, as high-profile attacks have locked users out of personal computers, hospitals, city governments, and even The Weather Channel. Now, security researchers have discovered a way for a hacker to install ransomware on a DSLR camera. → Read More

The US Navy will replace the touchscreen controls with mechanical ones on its destroyers

The US Navy will replace the touchscreen throttle and helm controls currently installed in its destroyers with mechanical ones, says USNI News. The move comes after the release of an accident report from the National Transportation Safety Board about a collision between the USS John S. McCain and a tanker ship in 2017, which cited the controls as a factor in the accident. → Read More

Norway mosque shooter allegedly posted to 8chan before attack

One week after a gunman killed 22 people in El Paso, Texas, another allegedly planned to live-stream an attack on a mosque in Oslo, Norway, and posted his intentions to hate site 8chan. → Read More

Apple’s next iPad Pro could come with a rear triple-camera array

It’s widely expected that Apple will release an iPhone with a triple-camera array on the back, and a new rumor suggests that the company’s next iPads might also get multiple rear camera systems. → Read More

MoviePass reportedly changed account passwords to prevent users from seeing films

Struggling theater subscription service MoviePass reportedly resorted to extreme tactics to prevent users from taking advantage of core features, according to a new report. In particular, the company changed account passwords to prevent ticket purchases that might cost it money it didn’t have. → Read More

Watch a teaser for the Jason Bourne spinoff Treadstone

The Jason Bourne franchise has been a solid action vehicle for actor Matt Damon, and Universal Pictures has experimented over the years with trying to turn it into a larger franchise. Its latest attempt, a TV show called Treadstone, is actually happening, and it just released a first look. → Read More

FedEx is ending its ground-shipping contract with Amazon

FedEx has opted not to renew its ground-shipping contract with Amazon. It’s the latest move from the shipping company as it works to sever ties with the e-commerce giant, which has increasingly worked to build out its own delivery infrastructure. → Read More

Facebook and Instagram are down for some users around the world

Facebook and Instagram experienced an outage in some parts of the world, with users complaining that they were unable to log in, upload pictures, or update their status. → Read More

Black Lightning’s characters will be part of The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earth crossover event

The CW’s Arrowverse franchise is getting some new members: characters from its superhero series Black Lightning will be part of a major crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths, which will see its other DC superhero shows Arrow, Batwoman, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl team up this fall. → Read More

The CW’s sci-fi show The 100 will end next season

The CW’s long-running science fiction series The 100 will come to an end with its seventh season, the network announced today during its presentation before the Television Critics Association. → Read More

J.W. Rinzler’s The Making of Alien is the definitive story of the classic horror film

Writer J.W. Rinzler recently released a new behind-the-scenes book about Ridley Scott’s film Alien: The Making of Alien, an essential tome about the science fiction horror film that showcases how the film was made. → Read More

French inventor successfully crossed the English Channel on a hoverboard

After a failed attempt at the end of July, French inventor Franky Zapata successfully crossed the English Channel early this morning on his Flyboard Air, a jet-powered hoverboard. → Read More

A new report outlines Facebook’s struggles to develop its own hardware

Many companies set up their own, secretive technology programs. A new report from CNBC outlines the drama behind its secretive hardware division, Building 8, and how it’s struggled to develop its own hardware to compete with the likes of Amazon and Google. → Read More

Tesla is bringing back free, unlimited charging for new Model S and X buyers

Tesla announced today that it’s bringing back a useful perk for anyone who buys a new Model S and Model X vehicle: unlimited charging at its supercharger stations. The announcement comes after sales of the two models have slowed, and after the company’s latest quarterly earnings report, in which it lost more money than expected. → Read More