For San Diego Comic-Con weekend, it’s time to re-watch Galaxy Quest

For San Diego Comic-Con weekend, it’s time to re-watch Galaxy Quest

Photo: DreamWorks There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows on subscription services, and recommending a single perfect thing to watch this weekend. What to watch Galaxy Quest, a 1999 science-fiction comedy in which…

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Governors in these states can give workers a raise with the stroke of a pen

Governors in these states can give workers a raise with the stroke of a pen

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy in downtown Newark, where many people could benefit from a wage board raise! | Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images “Wage board” laws in Colorado, California, and New Jersey let an entire sector’s wages go up at once. 2019 has been an outstanding year for advocates of a higher minimum wage. New Jersey, Maryland, and Illinois all enacted increases that will make their minimum $15 an hour by 2024 or 2025; New…

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America is warming fast. See how your city’s weather will be different in just one generation.

America is warming fast. See how your city’s weather will be different in just one generation.

Our world is getting warmer. This we know. Just look at Alaska, which experienced all-time record heat in July, topping out at 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Dozens of other cities are in the throes of a heat wave this week, which forecasters have warned will be “prolonged, dangerous, and potentially deadly.” But how much will temperatures in US cities change by 2050? By then, scientists say average global warming since preindustrial levels could be about twice…

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Twitter will soon offer more context about unavailable tweets

Twitter will soon offer more context about unavailable tweets

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter says it will soon offer users more context about unavailable tweets, rather than just presenting a wall of “This Tweet is unavailable” notices. TechCrunch notes that the feature should cut down on confusion when you’re trying to read a Twitter conversation, only to find that half of its tweets are missing for reasons that aren’t obvious. Twitter didn’t specify exactly what this notification would look like. Tweets…

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