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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Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins narrates an adorable Google Doodle

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins narrates an adorable Google Doodle

Like nearly everything else this weekend, Google’s latest homepage Doodle is here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, with an adorable animated video commemorating the historic occasion. But Google went the extra mile, recruiting Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins to narrate the video (it probably helps to be one of the world’s biggest companies when trying to set these kinds of partnerships up.) The video is far longer…

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Parrot exits the toy drone market

Parrot exits the toy drone market

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge France’s Parrot has left the toy drone market, a spokesperson for the company confirmed to The Verge on Friday. “Parrot has stopped the production and development of any drone but the Anafi and its variations,” the spokesperson said, adding that the company no longer has any Mambo or Swing drones in stock (though some are available through resellers). The news was first reported by The Wirecutter. Parrot’s…

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The 2018 MacBook Air is $799 at Micro Center, its cheapest price yet

The 2018 MacBook Air is $799 at Micro Center, its cheapest price yet

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple’s 2018 MacBook Air is cheaper than ever at Micro Center (via Slickdeals). Normally $1,199, it’s now $799 for the base model, which has an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB of storage. If you want to double the storage (but sadly not double the RAM) that model now costs $999. The latest MacBook Air revision for 2019 improves on last year’s version in…

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Vergecast: Hear what happened when big tech went to Capitol Hill this week

Vergecast: Hear what happened when big tech went to Capitol Hill this week

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Look, I’m going to be honest with you. We had so many topics we wanted to discuss on The Vergecast this week that we basically jammed two or three shows worth of material into one episode. You’ll see (or hear) why. First, we had to talk about the big tech hearings in Congress this week with our reporters who watched them (policy reporter Makena Kelly and senior reporter…

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Airline apologizes for tweet comparing fatality rates of different airplane seats

Airline apologizes for tweet comparing fatality rates of different airplane seats

Photo by Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Dutch airline KLM has apologized for a tweet that explained which of an airplane’s seats are the safest. In a tweet from Tuesday that has since been deleted, USA Today reports that the company compared the fatality rates of different airplane seats, and included a caption that read “seats at the back of a plane are the safest!” “We would like to sincerely apologize for a recent…

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How podcasts grew into a multimillion-dollar industry

How podcasts grew into a multimillion-dollar industry

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The New York Times already wants to know if we’ve reached “peak podcast,” and sometimes, yes, it seems like everybody has a show. Oprah, Shaq, reality TV stars, random friends of yours — everyone! The industry has existed for over a decade, but this year it’s been particularly buzzy, especially after Spotify announced its plans to spend $500 million on podcast-related acquisitions. Even just this week, Bloomberg…

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