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Niantic's 'Pikmin Bloom' mobile game starts rolling out.

Pokémon Go's creator has a new augmented reality mobile game, and this time, it's all about Pikmin. Niantic is now rolling out Pikmin Bloom worldwide, starting with Singapore and Australia where it's already live. Similar to Pokémon Go, you'll have to go out and interact with the real world enjoy the game. ...

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will arrive with a day-one update.

Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge Assuming you managed to order a Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro, then you should know that once the phone is in your possession, you’ll need a little extra time to get everything set up and working. That’s because, as a post on the Google support forums points out (via 9to5Google), there is a software update to install. ...

Theranos FOMO kept the DeVos family from doing its investment homework.

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Google Stadia tries something new: a free 30-minute game trial.

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service is still coming up with new ways to attract gamers, and it’s finally trying one that we’ve suggested for years: free time-limited trials of entire games, so you can see whether it’s for you. As 9to5Google reports, you can now hop on over to Stadia, sign in with your Google account, and be playing a 30-minute free trial of Hello Engineer just by following this link and scrolling down to the “Free trial” button you see below. ...

WhatsApp’s iPhone-to-Android chat transfer is now available on Pixels and new phones.

Image: Google Google announced that WhatsApp’s chat history migration feature to bring your messages from iPhones to Android is now available on “all Pixel phones” and that it’ll “become available on new smartphones that launch with Android 12.” The feature was already available for Samsung phones but will make the experience of switching from iOS to Android easier, as you won’t have to give up your messaging history. ...

Niantic’s Pikmin Bloom is rolling out globally starting today.

Pikmin Bloom, the next game from Pokémon Go creator Niantic, is starting its global rollout today. The developer says that the app — which is billed as a joint project with Nintendo — “will be available on the App Store and Google Play over the coming days.” The rollout will start with Australia and Singapore before gradually hitting the rest of the world. ...

Pikmin Bloom hands-on: a cute app that tries to make walking a little more magical.

There’s something strangely satisfying about leaving a trail of colorful flowers in your wake as you explore a neighborhood. It’s also one of the main hooks of Pikmin Bloom, the next release from the creator of Pokémon Go, and another app designed to get you moving in the real world. I’ve been able to play the game for the past few days, and while it’s less of a game than Pokémon Go, it definitely adds some magic and fun to a daily walk. ...

AT&T 5G Plus expansion plan highlights how much its mid-band coverage trails T-Mobile.

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge AT&T’s new 5G Plus expansion gives T-Mobile the perfect “I told you so” moment. AT&T currently offers two “flavors” of 5G: 5G Plus over the high-band mmWave spectrum and regular 5G, which is comparable to 4G LTE. Now, a blog post details AT&T’s plan to roll the mid-band spectrum it owns into 5G Plus, conflating its fastest but hard-to-find 5G with a new variant that has a better chance of both range and speed — the kind of 5G that T-Mobile has been focused on from the beginning. ...

Cowboy Bebop’s first proper trailer has slick noir action and an adorable corgi.

GEOFFREY SHORT/NETFLIX The official trailer for Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop series is finally here. Released during a live countdown event featuring appearances from stars John Cho, Daniella Pineda, and Mustafa Shakir, the trailer is another peek into what we can expect from the highly anticipated adaptation of the legendary anime series. ...

Quick Teardowns Offer First Look Inside 14 and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Models.

Apple's 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are finally in the hands of customers, and one Reddit user has opened his up to give us a first look at the inside of the 10-core 14-inch machine. 14-inch MacBook Pro In addition to sharing some great photos of the internals, Reddit User the_Ex_Lurker shared some thoughts on the process of getting into the new MacBook Pro. ...

Netflix scrambled internally to suppress a controversial movie from search results.

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The streaming giant kept Cuties from appearing in some search results and recommendations after backlash to the poster Continue reading…