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Google expects most staff to spend about three days per week in the office post-pandemic
Google expects most staff to spend about three days per week in the office post-pandemic Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
Google expects 60 percent of its approximately 140,000 global employees to spend around three days in the office per week post-pandemic. The policy was announced in a company-wide memo by CEO Sundar Pichai, ...
Net zero and domestic hydrogen: a forthcoming marriage?
Net zero and domestic hydrogen: a forthcoming marriage? Since pure hydrogen isn’t present in the Earth’s atmosphere, we have to manufacture it. Irrespective of the method used, the energy released by the resulting hydrogen is always significantly less than the energy required to make it. Unlike natural gas, ...
The Nintendo Switch can’t be stopped
The Nintendo Switch can’t be stopped Nintendo Switch sales fuel full year profits. | Photo by James Bareham / The Verge
Nintendo Switch sales were up 44 percent percent from January to March compared to the same pandemic-impaired quarter from a year earlier. Today’s numbers bring ...
Cowboy’s improved C4 electric bike launches alongside first step-through model
Cowboy’s improved C4 electric bike launches alongside first step-through model Cowboy 4 (left) next to step-through Cowboy 4 ST. | Image: Cowboy
Cowboy, maker of some of our favorite pedal-assisted electric bikes, is back with two new models for 2021. The Cowboy 4 is a complete overhaul to last year’s ...
Internal emails reveal how badly Apple wanted to keep Netflix using in-app purchases
Internal emails reveal how badly Apple wanted to keep Netflix using in-app purchases Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
Internal emails revealed during the Epic Games v. Apple lawsuit show that employees at Apple were considering giving Netflix special treatment to convince the streaming service to not abandon in-app purchases. In the ...
Epic v. Apple turns into Windows v. Xbox
Epic v. Apple turns into Windows v. Xbox Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge
Is an iPhone more like a PC or an Xbox?
That question was asked — implicitly and explicitly — over and over on the third day of Epic v. Apple testimony. The antitrust ...
Google ‘arguably violated’ labor law by illegally firing three workers claims NLRB
Google ‘arguably violated’ labor law by illegally firing three workers claims NLRB Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
The acting head of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said Google “arguably violated” US labor law by illegally firing three workers in 2019 amid their organizing activities, Bloomberg reports. On Wednesday, the ...
SpaceX successfully landed a Starship prototype for the first time
SpaceX successfully landed a Starship prototype for the first time SN15 on the landing pad after landing | SpaceX
SpaceX launched a high-altitude Starship prototype rocket and successfully landed it for the first time on Wednesday, overcoming a key challenge in Elon Musk’s whirlwind quest to build a fully reusable ...
Income inequality 'drives global wildlife trade' Some 420 million wild animals have been traded in 226 nations over two decades, new data suggests.
Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ upholds Trump ban
Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’ upholds Trump ban Trump was blocked from using Facebook following the deadly riots in the US Capitol in January; Trump was roundly blamed for inciting and welcoming the violence, sharing videos on his social media accounts describing the rioters as “patriots” and saying ...
Stronger climate pledges lower expected global temperature rise to 2.4˚C
Stronger climate pledges lower expected global temperature rise to 2.4˚C US President Biden recently brought together 40 world leaders in a virtual climate summit following four years of climate scepticism from Donald Trump’s administration. At the summit, Biden announced a new target to cut greenhouse gas pollution in the US ...
Ancient child grave was Africa's earliest funeral A young child buried in a cave 78,000 years ago is the earliest known funeral in Africa.
Disposable masks leak microplastics and other pollutants in water
Disposable masks leak microplastics and other pollutants in water The Swansea University College of Engineering researchers identified high levels of pollutants - including lead, antimony and copper - within the fibres of ordinary disposable face masks of the sort widely used by essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
“All ...
Transparent wood is sustainable and suitable for structural use
Transparent wood is sustainable and suitable for structural use Transparent wood was first introduced in 2016 as a potential structural material for buildings which – in addition to the other useful properties of wood – allows natural light to pass through.
Key to making wood into a transparent composite ...
Pétrus wine aged in space up for sale at Christie's Christie's predicts the bottle of Pétrus 2000 that orbited the earth could sell for $1m (£720,000).
Mary Rose crew was ethnically diverse, study finds A study suggests members may have come from southern European coasts, Iberia, and North Africa.
What Boris Johnson and the tech titans have in common The Tories’ disruptive strategies would not be out of place in Silicon Valley

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