Mastercard is phasing out magnetic stripes on its cards starting in 2024

Mastercard is phasing out the use of magnetic stripes on its credit and debit cards over the next decade, as the industry moves towards more secure or convenient alternatives like chips and contactless payments, the company has announced. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/17/22628455/mastercard-magnetic-stripe-phase-out-2024-2033

Adobe is bringing the Magic Wand tool to Photoshop for iPad

Adobe has announced it’s updating Photoshop on iPad today with a classic desktop tool missing from the original launch of the app — the Magic Wand. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/17/22627957/photoshop-ipad-magic-wand-selection-canvas-projection

Cyberpunk 2077 for consoles is just $10 today at Best Buy

Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Verge Deals stamp of approval, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/good-deals/2021/8/17/22628577/cyberpunk-2077-xbox-playstation-nvidia-shield-tv-amazon-kindle-deal-sale

Thrilling new trailer for Star Wars’ anime anthology series is filled with action and style

Disney has shared an impressive trailer for Star Wars: Visions, its anime anthology series premiering September 22nd on Disney Plus. The trailer oozes style and flair, and it looks like the series will tell some thrilling new stories in the Star Wars universe. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/17/22628917/star-wars-visions-trailer-anime-anthology-series-disney-plus

Nerf just made the iconic Aliens Pulse Rifle into a badass foam blaster

That huge carry handle, pump-action underbarrel grenade launcher, and digital ammo counter on the side: is there a more iconic sci-fi weapon than the Aliens M41A Pulse Rifle? Now, it’s about to become an iconic Nerf blaster as well, because Hasbro has just announced a $95 version that flings foam via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/17/22627453/nerf-aliens-pulse-rifle-preorder-hasbro-gamestop