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The Verge’s features pursue rigorous, forward-looking journalism. Here you’ll find our most ambitious, award-winning reporting, profiles, essays, and oral histories across all the intersecting areas we cover, from technology to TV/film, climate change to creators.

The Verge’s DNA time capsule for 2020

Not your regular thumb drive

Sex, Lies, and Video Games

Oomba was a startup designed to make a lot of money from the games industry — instead, everyone played each other

The host of Scam Goddess is in for the long con

Meet the man who could lead the GOP’s war on platform moderation

Brendan Carr is next in line to run Trump’s FCC. His first task? Regulating social media.

The 8th Wonder of the World

Three years after its deal with Trump and the Wisconsin GOP, Foxconn’s factory — and the jobs it promised — don’t exist, and they probably never will.

Waymo and Cruise safety drivers face a bleak choice: pandemic or pollution?

The crypto millionaire that acquired BitTorrent—and waded into the trade war

When Chinese millionaire Justin Sun acquired BitTorrent, was he trying to skirt the trade war? Or fly right in the face of it, no matter the cost?

Leaks from internal Facebook meetings show Mark Zuckerberg on his back foot

A summer of the CEO defending his decisions to angry employees

Inside Pinterest, more tales of workplace discrimination

How video chat fuels the American deportation machine

Inside the cruel bureaucracy of ICE’s immigrant detention centers

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Recording police brutality: how one snap decision changed this town

We’ve all seen videos of police violence go viral, and some lead to big changes. But what happens to the people filming those videos after they decide to hit record?

Capturing the Police

Recording a moment in American history

The Peace Reporters

The police dressed for war. The people showed up with cameras.

Prisoners at San Quentin are dying from COVID, and help isn’t coming

Prisoners at San Quentin are trapped with COVID. We talked to them

The epic campaign to win Elon Musk’s Tesla factory with memes

Mischief managed

How MSCHF managed to dominate the internet — with fun!

Safe Space

Fire and plague prepared these teens for the world

For the second year in a row, graduation at Paradise High School became a tribute to triumph over...

Crisis Mode

Employees at Crisis Text Line tried telling the board about a pattern of racial insensitivity at the company — but when that didn’t work, they went to Twitter

Inside Nextdoor’s ‘Karen problem’

Can Nextdoor really be a social network for communities if black people don’t feel safe on it?

Byte flight

5G coronavirus conspiracy theorists are endangering the workers who keep networks running

Engineers have been abused, harassed, and spat at, while conspiracy theorists have launched arson attacks against mobile infrastructure

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The human cost of Instacart’s grocery delivery

Instacart promises a safer way to shop, but workers tell a different story

Sundar Pichai on managing Google through the pandemic

The CEO of Google and Alphabet joins The Vergecast

The doomsday bunker market is thriving amid the coronavirus pandemic

Survival companies are capitalizing on coronavirus fears to sell bunkers that can withstand the apocalypse.

Exam anxiety: how remote test-proctoring is creeping students out

As schools go remote, so do tests and so does surveillance

Boob job: how The Chive built an empire out of bro-bait

The website defined frat culture in 2010, but can it survive a decade later?

Bird: careless leadership, high turnover, and inappropriate office behavior

Over a dozen former employees tell The Verge about major problems plaguing the electric scooter company

The jury is still out on Zoom trials

Warehouse workers are forcing Amazon to take COVID-19 seriously

Following protests, Amazon is instituting new safety measures

Can Meg Whitman outwit a pandemic with Quibi?

Meg Whitman’s biggest gamble yet

Campus is closed, so college students are rebuilding their schools in Minecraft

Being stuck at 比特币官网交易平台home has forced everyone to be creative

Co-founder therapy teaches tech bros how to be in their feelings

The NYC subway’s new tap-to-pay system has a hidden cost — rider data

Dr Disrespect is the villain who could change the future of TV

Guy ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm opens up about his Twitch alter ego

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The art and craft of scientific glassblowing

Modern chemistry still needs glassblowers

This little self-driving boat is changing the way we search for shipwrecks

This backpack has it all: Kevlar, batteries, and a federal investigation

The man behind an alleged crowdfunding scam wants you to know he isn’t a scammer

The Verge tech survey 2020

We polled Americans about which big tech companies they trust with their personal information