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The Verge debuts a new gadget blog, Circuit Breaker

The Verge was founded by a bunch of Engadget editors, and that legacy has definitely shaped the site’s content and approach. But for a few years now, The Verge has believed themselves to be more than just another tech site. What better way to prove it than to launch an “old-school” tech blog inside The Verge?

Verge EIC Nilay Patel:

We wanted to put a little more focus on gadgets themselves, because it turns out gadgets are getting really interesting lately. So we’re launching Circuit Breaker as a dedicated blog for gadget news…. If the defining trend of the smartphone revolution was convergence, then I think the defining trend of the next few years is divergence — gadgets outside the phone getting smarter and smarter as they get remixed with powerful new components that are newly cheap and abundant.

Most notably, Circuit Breaker is going to heavily lean into Facebook, including lots of live video. The Verge is powered by a really talented crew of people; it’ll be interesting to see how Circuit Breaker evolves.