Kernel panic! What are Meltdown and Spectre, the bugs affecting nearly every computer and device?

If you’re confused by the avalanche of early reports, denials, and conflicting statements about the massive security issues announced today, don’t worry — you’re far from the only one. Here’s what you need to know about Meltdown and Spectre, the two huge bugs that affect practically every computer and device out there. What are these… [Read More]

CES 2018: what to expect from the year’s biggest tech show

In a few days, we’ll all descend into Las Vegas for another year of the Consumer Electronics Show, an annual gathering of the latest gadgets, toys, car tech, and more. The Verge and Circuit Breaker are back to bring you all the latest from Vegas, with our teams on the ground this Friday and bringing… [Read More]

Samsung’s new curved monitor has Thunderbolt 3

Thunderbolt 3, the high-bandwidth interconnect that works using the USB-C connector, is still struggling to break into the mainstream, but Samsung is giving it a helpful nudge today. Announced in the buildup to CES 2018, the latest curved QLED monitor from Samsung supports Thunderbolt 3, allowing it to both receive video from your laptop and… [Read More]

Security flaw patch for Intel CPUs could result in a huge performance hit

A security fix is currently being rolled out to users of nearly all major operating systems that patches the CPU-level flaw in Intel products that could result in a major hit to performance. Read more…