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Facebook gave Spotify and Netflix access to users’ private messages

What it means that the Surgeon General now calls vaping an ‘epidemic’

How and why we redefined the kilogram

The year in Fortnite

The 10 best documentaries of 2018

GoPro CEO Nick Woodman on how the company is coming back into focus

This tank of a phone has lasted me a week on one charge

How the new AT&T could bully its way to streaming domination

Without net neutrality, streaming is a rough business

Windows Sandbox is a safe new way to run untrusted .exe files

How to watch four rocket launches on a banner day for the space industry

Samsung’s stylish The Frame and Serif 4K TVs will soon come in more sizes with better picture quality

Spam calls grew 300 percent worldwide in 2018, according to Truecaller

Google updated its Street View Trekker to look slightly less dorky

just slightly

Apple sent iPhone owners unwanted push notifications to promote Carpool Karaoke 

Lil Yachty joins FaZe Clan, the Supreme of e-sports

Uber approved to restart self-driving tests in Pennsylvania

The Verge Store’s second anniversary update

Celebrating 2 years with 5 new designs and a coupon code

Tinder fires its head of comms, following her participation in a $2 billion lawsuit against Match

Google is giving away Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for free if you demo Project Stream

Target’s Shipt same-day delivery service will expand to take on Amazon and Walmart

At $599, HP’s gaming laptop is an even better deal for casual gamers

PUBG mobile has as many players as Fortnite

Space Command is coming back, but Space Force still needs approval from Congress

The best of 2018 in entertainment and pop culture

Facebook imposters are trying to swindle users out of bitcoin

iPhones can now automate tasks using NFC with Launch Center Pro

Get a feature Android users have had for years, now with a dramatically more complex process!

The UE Boom 2 is an excellent portable speaker that you can still get in time for Christmas

1More’s Quad Driver wired headphones are 50 percent off until December 20th

Twitter is relaunching the reverse-chronological feed as an option for all users starting today

Instagram Stories’ question stickers can now be used to share music

VR storybook game Luna is even more mesmerizing on Magic Leap’s headset

Controversial ex-Uber engineer claims to have completed a coast-to-coast self-driving trip

This cable lets you charge your Surface Pro or Laptop from a USB-C battery

The Verge Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Many wonderful things that would make great presents