The Void’s new Avengers VR experience lets people control new Iron Man suits

Marvel Studios Avengers: Endgame gave Marvel Cinematic Universe diehards plenty of reasons to not want to be Tony Stark, but that film can’t entirely dispel the fantasy of taking on the Iron Man role. Avengers: Damage Control is a new VR experience from ILMxLAB and Marvel Studios that was produced for The Void, a high-powered virtual reality experience that has also been the platform for Ghostbusters and Star Wars VR experiences. In the new experience,…

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How this week’s net neutrality ruling can move the fight for an open internet forward

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Earlier this week, a District of Columbia appeals court said the Federal Communications Commission could legally repeal net neutrality — removing rules that prevented internet service providers from throttling specific sites or services. The ruling was a blow to activists who have been fighting to preserve the internet’s status as a telephone service-like “common carrier.” But it handed them one major victory: the FCC can’t preemptively stop states…

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You can now buy a 13-inch laptop with a six-core processor

Image: Dell Ahead of IFA 2019 in August, Dell announced a refresh of its XPS 13 laptop with Intel’s 10th Gen Core processors — and now the Intel Core i7 model with six cores is available for purchase starting at $999. With those six cores, you can likely expect to see better performance while multitasking, though apps will need to be optimized to take advantage of the additional processing power. It’s impressive to see a…

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Zoox says it will launch a robot taxi service in Las Vegas

Photo by Andreas Hoenig/picture alliance via Getty Images Self-driving startup Zoox announced it is testing its fleet of autonomous vehicles in Las Vegas. It’s the second test city for the five-year-old company, which has been testing its self-driving cars exclusively in San Francisco and the surrounding communities. Zoox, which is based in the Silicon Valley town of Foster City, Calif., will start by testing its vehicles on Las Vegas roads, with the goal of ultimately…

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The Good Place’s final season looks a lot like its first season

Eleanor’s in her best business casual. | Colleen Hayes/NBC Eleanor furthers her unlikely plan to save the world in an episode full of romantic complications and golf. “A Girl from Arizona, Part 2” cements what last week’s Good Place season premiere suggested: The show’s final season is going to be a spin on its first, where the characters we know and love (as well as the audience) are in on everything from the first. (Tangent:…

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Vox Sentences: Internet down and protesters out in Iraq

Loren Elliott/AFP/Getty Images Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Migrant DNA collection program to expand; Iraqi protests met with force. The Trump administration wants migrants’ DNA Loren Elliott/AFP/Getty Images The Trump administration plans to move forward with a program that collects and tests DNA from…

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