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Microsoft pits Siri against Cortana in new Windows Phone 8.1 ad

Microsoft is focusing on Apple’s Siri digital assistant in one of the first Windows Phone 8.1 commercials.

'Batkid Begins' is the origin story of San Francisco's smallest superhero

The city of San Francisco — and most of Twitter — stopped and watched last November, as five-year-old Miles Scott became pint-sized superhero Batkid.

How one iPhone app just made it really easy to open almost any lock

Your locks could be rendered all but useless if your keys get out of sight for just a minute. And the would-be thief doesn't need to be a master lockpick: all he needs is an iPhone.

For Asgard! Women cosplaying as the new Thor

It has only been two weeks since Marvel announced that that a woman would take up Thor’s hammer in the comics, but attendees at Comic-Con 2014 have eagerly embraced the news.

The Verge Playlist: Weather the storm

Here in the Northeastern United States, we're in the thick of a hot, sticky summer, and with it, privy to theatrical summer thunderstorms almost every day.

Amazon may be going after Square with a credit card reader of its own

It looks like Amazon is about to release another piece of hardware. After over a year murmurs, documentation from Staples' internal inventory system suggests that Amazon is almost ready to unveil its own point-of-sale system to compete with the likes of Square and PayPal Here.

Animated worlds collide in five-minute clip from the 'Simpsons'–'Family Guy' crossover episode

The Simpsons and Family Guy haven't historically been on the best terms. In 2005, a joke on The Simpsons took a dig at the shows' similarities, which Seth MacFarlane said was "definitely a slam." But it appears they've buried the hatchet — mostly.

Google will soon let you tour the Statue of Liberty in Street View

Soon, you might be able to visit the Statue of Liberty without hopping on a ferry and braving hordes of tourists.

'Gotham' first look: all set-up and no substance

In the opening moments of Fox’s new series Gotham, you follow a young, strangely mute Selina Kyle as she leaps up and down fire escapes, picking pockets and making mischief.

Humanity is running out of oxygen in the trailer for 'Air'

You might consider yourself lucky if you survive the apocalypse, but if sci-fi movies are anything to go off of, what comes next is rarely a joyride.

Ron Moore shows off 'Outlander' at Comic-Con

As its release date draws near, Ronald D. Moore took to San Diego Comic-Con to reveal more details about his upcoming series Outlander.

Watch the explosive first trailer for 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

One of the biggest movies of next year will without a doubt be the return of Mad Max in the sequel Fury Road, and the film already started to wow audiences yesterday at Warner Bros.' big Comic-Con presentation.

Telltale Games confirms 'The Walking Dead' season three

One of the best tie-in video games of all time is coming back for a third installment. Developer Telltale Games confirmed at Comic-Con yesterday that it'll make The Walking Dead season three.

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 includes support for folders and interactive cases

Microsoft is planning to release its first update to Windows Phone 8.1 soon, and the company has started detailing some of the upcoming features to phone manufacturers.

Richard Dreyfuss has never heard of it: talking to the creator of 'Sharknado 2'

Thunder Levin is in on the joke. The improbably named writer of SyFy’s notorious Sharknado has been making tongue-in-cheek disasters since 2008’s Mutant Zombie Vampires From The Hood.

Solar 'superstorm' that missed earth in 2012 could have caused massive blackouts

Asteroids aren't the only things in space we have to worry about. A massive solar storm emitted from the sun could fry electronics and satellites around the globe, and take down much of the power grid.

Chinese search provider Baidu follows Google with a 'highly autonomous car' of its own

Chinese search engine Baidu is widely known as "the Google of China," and it looks like the company plans to go toe-to-toe against Google with a self-driving car of its own.

'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' is coming July 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy looks like a load of fun, and apparently Marvel thinks that fans are going to love it, because it just announced at Comic-Con that a sequel will arrive on July 28th, 2017.

Editorial board of The New York Times calls for the legalization of weed

While the full decriminalization of marijuana in the United States is far from guaranteed, momentum has been building at a fast clip in recent years: Colorado and Washington state have taken the lead, with medical marijuana now legal in nearly two dozen states in total.

'Skull Island' movie will explore King Kong's monstrous home

Legendary Pictures found a huge success in Godzilla earlier this year, and now it plans on turning its attention to another huge monster: King Kong.