Greek opposition leader briefly sets aside politics for light version of mandatory military service

ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s left-wing opposition leader briefly stepped away from politics Friday for a mandatory stint in the military. Stefanos Kasselakis, 35, appeared at an artillery training camp in central Greece to start his brief service in the country’s conscription-based armed forces. A U.S.-based businessman until his unexpected election to the Syriza party’s leadership … Read more

How to Use Wi-Fi Calling for Calls and Texts Without Cellular Service

Even though wireless carriers often tout their beefy nationwide 5G networks, outages can and do happen. AT&T’s recent outage was widespread enough that the carrier advised its customers to make use of Wi-Fi calling as a backup — which is a feature that Verizon and AT&T both offer to their subscribers. Despite the name, Wi-Fi … Read more

‘Sister Wives’ Star Garrison Brown Laid to Rest in Funeral Service With Entire Family

Garrison Brown has been laid to rest. The son of Sister Wives stars Janelle Brown and her ex Kody Brown died last week. He was 25.  Garrison’s cousin, Emma Brown, took to Instagram over the weekend, sharing a tribute post to Garrison, whose full name was Robert Garrison Brown.  “Dear Robert, I had to dress … Read more

Uber’s posh electric rideshare service is coming to NYC

Uber is bringing its all-electric luxury rideshare service to its biggest market yet: New York City. The launch will coincide with the rollout of new product features aimed at steering its customers toward greener choices when using Uber. Uber first launched its Comfort Electric service, in which customers can hail trips in premium priced EVs … Read more

‘Banking as a Service’ startup Griffin raises $24M as it attains full banking license

Founded by former Silicon Valley engineers, UK-based Griffin Bank, an API-driven banking-as-a-service platform just obtained a banking license, roughly one year after starting the application process. This means it has been given the green light from the UK’s financial services regulators, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), to exit ‘mobilization’ and … Read more

A Roku Terms of Service Update Locks Up Your TV Until You Agree

Roku customers are threatening to stop using, or to even dispose of, their low-priced TVs and streaming gadgets after the company appears to be locking devices for people who don’t conform to the recently updated terms of service. This month, users on Roku’s support forums reported suddenly seeing a message when turning on their Roku … Read more

March Offers Plenty of Streaming Fun, but You Don’t Need Every Service

It’s going to be hard to put the remote down this month. You can choose to stream NCAA March Madness games, Disney Plus’ new animated X-Men series, the Oscars, primetime TV shows that are returning with new seasons (like Grey’s Anatomy) and a string of films and original series. Netflix releases its 3 Body Problem … Read more

At least 15 Catholic worshippers killed in attack during a service in Burkina Faso

ABUJA, Nigeria — At least 15 Catholic worshippers were killed in a Burkina Faso village on Sunday when gunmen attacked a community as they gathered for prayers in the country’s conflict-hit northern region, church officials said. The violence in the village of Essakane was a “terrorist attack” that left 12 of the Catholic faithful dead … Read more

Humane’s AI Pin is slightly delayed, now comes with months of free service

Humane announced that its AI Pin would start shipping in March, but there’s been a small delay. Early adopters are now being told orders will arrive in mid-April at the earliest, according to a video update from Humane staffer (and Verge alumnus) Sam Sheffer and emails we saw in Humane’s official Discord channel. On the … Read more

Yorba’s service is like Mint for uncluttering your entire digital life

Spend enough time online, and you’ll collect a digital paper trail of accounts, logins, subscriptions, mailing lists, and passwords wrapped up in data breaches. A new startup called Yorba can help you get a better handle on your ever-expanding digital footprint with the launch of its multi-purpose tool for decluttering your online life. From its … Read more