The Vergecast

The Vergecast Podcast

Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller make sense of the week's tech news with help from our diverse and wide-ranging staff. And on Tuesdays, Nilay hosts in-depth, one-on-one interviews with major technology leaders. Join us every week for a fun, deeply nerdy, often off-the-rails conversation about what's happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets.

Pixel 4 hands-on and Mark Zuckerberg's speech on free speech
The biggest announcements from Google’s 2019 Pixel event The Pixel 4 has a radar chip that lets you control music and wave at pokémon Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL hands-on: this time, it’s not about the camera The Pixel 4 lacks one of the best perks that came with Google’s previous flagship phones Google improves the Pixel 4 camera with Live HDR and more With no buds or adapter, Pixel 4 opens the door to rival headphone makers Pixel Buds 2 hands-on: Google takes on the AirPods Pixelbook Go: Google finally...

Google's Rick Osterloh shows off new Pixel and Nest hardware
Vergecast hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn attended Google's hardware event on Tuesday and sat down with SVP of Devices & Services Rick Osterloh to discuss Google's new products: the Pixel 4, the Pixelbook Go, the Nest Mini, and the Pixel Buds 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Google's Rick Osterloh shows off new Pixel and Nest hardware
Vergecast hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn attended Google's hardware event on Tuesday and sat down with SVP of Devices & Services Rick Osterloh to discuss Google's new products: the Pixel 4, the Pixelbook Go, the Nest Mini, and the Pixel Buds 2. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Twitter's Kayvon Beykpour on product features Twitter is prioritizing
Twitter’s head of product Kayvon Beykpour sits down with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton to talk about how Twitter juggles its policy with trust and safety, the state of verification, the future of video in your feed, and how tweets can become more ephemeral.  Please take our survey here: theverge.com/survey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

A deep dive into macOS Catalina, iPadOS, and the 2019 iPad
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller go deep on Apple's updated operating systems: macOS Catalina and iPadOS.  Also, Sony confirms their next console will be the PS5 in 2020.  Stories this week: Apple’s macOS Catalina update is coming todayCatalina ReviewPhotoshop and Lightroom users should wait before updating to macOS CatalinaNetflix confirms it won’t port its iPad app to macOSYou need a MacBook with a butterfly keyboard or a modern Mac desktop to use macOS Catalina’s Side...

Logitech's CEO Bracken Darrell on going beyond hardware
This week on The Vergecast interview series, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel speaks to current CEO of Logitech Bracken Darrell. Logitech has acquired a couple of companies over the past few years, notably Blue Microphones and Ultimate Ears. Recently, Logitech acquired their first software company Streamlabs, a streaming software company used by almost half of all streamers on platforms like Twitch and YouTube. Nilay and Bracken talk about how acquiring this software company makes sense for Logitech, its o...


Facebook's leaked audio, Microsoft's Surface event, and net neutrality's battle this week
Stories this week: Mark Zuckerberg leaked audioRead the full transcript of Mark Zuckerberg's leaked internal Facebook meetingsElizabeth Warren: companies like Facebook ‘repeatedly fumble their responsibility to protect our democracy’Microsoft is building a phone   again, it’s called the Surface DuoWindows 10X is Microsoft’s latest stab at a ‘Lite’ operating system, exclusively for dual-screensMicrosoft announces dual-screen Surface Neo, coming next holidayMicrosoft’s future is built on Google’s codeMicrosof...

Microsoft’s Panos Panay unfolds the Surface Duo
Chief Product Officer of Microsoft Panos Panay joins editor-in-chief of The Verge Nilay Patel and senior editor Tom Warren hours after Microsoft’s Surface hardware event to talk about the new Surface lineup — including the debut of their foldable devices.  Mr. Panay also talks about why Microsoft is using Android for their Duo device, their relationship with Google, and the future of dual-screen form factors. Below is a lightly edited transcript of the conversation.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit ...

Inside Bill Gates' brain with Davis Guggenheim
This week on our Vergecast interview series, editor-in-chief of The Verge Nilay Patel chats with filmmaker Davis Guggenheim on his new documentary “Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates” on Netflix. Davis talks about how he got Bill Gates to participate in the film, the structure for the documentary, the most surprising thing he’s learned about Bill, and more. We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our s...


Amazon's 80 new products, Oculus Connect, and Xiaomi’s Mi Mix Alpha
Stories this week: Amazon pushes Alexa privacy with new delete optionsAmazon’s new Echo Studio sounds like the future of smart speakersThe top 8 Echo products Amazon announced todayHere are all of the other new Echo and Ring products announced todayAmazon announces third-generation Echo smart speakerAmazon’s new $59 Echo Dot with Clock includes an LED displayAmazon’s Echo Buds sound good and are great at noise reductionUsing Amazon’s Echo Loop ring is like whispering a secret to AlexaAmazon Echo Frames prev...

John Gruber and Nilay Patel compare their iPhone 11 reviews
John Gruber of Daring Fireball joins Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel for the annual iPhone review week to compare notes on Apple's new iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. John and Nilay also get into their approach for reviewing tech products in 2019. We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: www.voxmedia.com/podsurvey.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Reviews for the iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Watch Series 5, and a new Facebook Portal
Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max review: the battery life is real Apple iPhone 11 review: the phone most people should buy iOS 13 is now available to download Apple pushes up iOS 13.1 and iPadOS to September 24th iOS 13 review: join the dark side Apple Watch Series 5 review: the best smartwatch What can Google do to compete with the Apple Watch? Not much Amazon Music rolls out a lossless streaming tier Everything we know about the Pixel 4, the most-leaked phone … Google announces October 15th hardware event ...


Dani Deahl on how streaming and sampling is changing the music industry
This week on The Vergecast interview, Nilay Patel talks to music reporter and host of the The Verge video series Future of MusicDani Deahl. Dani walks Nilay through two episodes of the brand new season — one about how music sampling has changed the way people are writing music, and the other about how the music streaming platforms are re-shaping the music industry. You can watch Future of Music now on The Verge's YouTube channel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Apple announces the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, Watch Series 5, and more
Stories from this week: iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max: hands-on with Apple’s new flagship phonesApple’s new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro cameras: what they doWith the iPhone 11 Pro, what does it even mean for a phone to be ‘pro’? Apple’s new iPhone finally sacrifices thinness for battery lifeThe 3 best and worst features of the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro MaxThe iPhone 11 Pro comes with a USB-C 18W wall charger and USB-C to Lightning cableiPhone 11 improves on the XR in every wayiPhone 11: a first look at...

Can you build a company like Uber without being a jerk?
On this week’ interview episode of The Vergecast, editor-in-chief of The Verge Nilay Patel sits down with New York Times reporter Mike Isaac. Isaac has been reporting on the ride-sharing company Uber for over five years now and just released a book all about Uber and the stories surrounding it called Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber.   Nilay and Mike talk about how Uber got to where it is today, Uber’s interactions with companies like Apple and Google, and whether or not you have to be a “jerk” to start a ...


Android 10 official release, IFA 2019 dispatch, and Facebook Dating launches
This week on The Vergecast, there's a new "portable" Sonos speaker, Android 10 is now available on all Pixel phones, our reporters at IFA 2019 run through the announcements from the field, and Facebook brings their dating feature to the United States.  Discussed this week: Sonos CEO Patrick Spence: “There’s no category of audio that I don’t think we want to explore”Sonos’ first portable speaker is the $399 MoveAndroid 10 officially released for Google Pixel phonesAndroid 10 review: permanent betaGoogle Assi...

Sonos CEO Patrick Spence: "There's no category of audio that I don't think we want to explore"
CEO of Sonos Patrick Spence sat down with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel for The Vergecast once again, this time immediately after a Sonos press event in New York City. Sonos had just announced a few new products, notably their first Bluetooth speaker — the Sonos Move — so Spence answered some questions about those new products, what it took to finally bring Bluetooth to a Sonos device, and if Apple’s Siri will be coming to their speakers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

iPhone event Sept 10th, Microsoft Surface event Oct 2nd, and the future of Siri
Stories this week: HP has a new CEOApple’s next iPhone event will take place on September 10thApple releases iOS 13.1 beta before iOS 13 is even outApple apologizes for Siri audio recordings, announces privacy changes going forwardApple was a little behind on Siri privacy, now it’s way aheadApple contractors were allegedly listening to 1,000 Siri recordings a day — eachWe’re still not getting voice assistants rightBBC plans ‘Beeb’ voice assistant for its apps and servicesA phone insurance company bought uBr...


Former chief security officer of Facebook Alex Stamos
Nilay Patel interviews Alex Stamos, director of Stanford's Internet Observatory and former chief security officer for Facebook. Nilay and Alex talk about how Cambridge Analytica changed Facebook, the tradeoffs big tech companies make with working with law enforcement and keeping users secure, and how prepared Facebook is for the next presidential election.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Galaxy Note 10 Plus review, Apple fall lineup rumors, and green bubble Giphys
This week on The Vergecast...Dieter's got a review for the Galaxy Note 10, Samsung has some blue bubble bashing GIFs, and there are a whole bunch of Apple device rumors.Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus review: should you spend for the stylus?Samsung made a sad Giphy page filled with comeback GIFs to send people who diss green bubblesApple’s Pro iPhones, new iPads, and 16-inch MacBook Pro detailed in Bloomberg reportApple’s noise-canceling AirPods and cheaper HomePod expected in 2020iOS 13 beta hints at an Apple ...

Sen. Michael Bennet talks tech in the next election
The Verge's Makena Kelly and Nilay Patel sit down with senator and presidential candidate Michael Bennet to discuss his new book "Dividing America" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Huawei announces HarmonyOS, Apple's bad battery week, and smart ovens turning on overnight
Stories discussed this week: Smart ovens have been turning on overnight and preheating to 400 …June Oven competitors want you to know their smart ovens can't ...Apple explains the new iPhone warning for 'unauthorized' battery …Apple is locking iPhone battery repair, says iFixit - The VergeThe FAA has banned recalled MacBook Pros from all flights — like any ...Spotify takes Spotify for Podcasters out of beta Apple and Spotify are reportedly in talks to let Siri play your Discover …Spotify is testing a new Fa...

Exclusive: Matt Mullenweg and Automattic bought Tumblr. What’s next?
Automattic just bought Tumblr from Verizon for reportedly 3 million dollars. CEO of Automattic Matt Mullenweg sits down with The Verge's Julia Alexander and Nilay Patel for this emergency episode of the Vergecast to share what his plans are for the micro-blogging platform.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

TechFreedom's Berin Szóka on bad tech policy
This week on the Vergecast interview series, The Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel sits down with Berin Szóka, the president of TechFreedom. TechFreedom is a tech policy think tank based in Washington, DC that “digs deep into the hard policy and legal questions raised by technological change.” Berin and Nilay have differed on a few issues regarding tech policy, like net neutrality, but what they do agree on is the state of the tech policy conversation — it’s bad. Szóka says Republicans he has previously wor...


Samsung shows off Galaxy Note 10, Disney announces streaming bundle, and Apple's Siri recordings controversy
Stories this week: Samsung Galaxy Note 10: two sizes, new S Pen, and DeX on your …Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Unpacked event: the biggest ... Samsung didn't mention Bixby once during its entire Galaxy Note 10 …Samsung confirms its long-delayed Galaxy Home smart speaker is still in the worksSamsung isn’t going it alone in the fight against Apple and GoogleSamsung's new Galaxy Book S is a Qualcomm-powered laptop with …Pixel 4 will reportedly feature a screen with a 90Hz 'Smooth Display …Google releases final beta ...

Being hopeful about the web with Paul Ford
This week on the interview episode of The Vergecast, editor of cheif of The Verge Nilay Patel sits down with CEO of Postlight Paul Ford. Paul Ford co-founded Postlight in 2015 and is a writer, product strategist, educator, programmer, and software consultant. If you read a lot of tech writing, you probably know Paul’s name. In 2015, Ford wrote an entire issue of Bloomberg’s Business Week titled “What is code?”  which colorfully explained how programming works on the web for people who don’t do it. Recentl...

Apple diversifying business, face unlock for Pixel 4, and a bill banning endless scrolling
Stories this week:The iPhone now makes up less than half of Apple’s businessApple confirms the Apple Card is coming in AugustGoogle is asking people on the street to scan their faces for $5The Google Pixel 4 will unlock using a face scanThe less expensive Pixel 3A helped Google sell twice as many smartphones last quarterNew bill would ban autoplay videos and endless scrollingThe major broadcasters are suing to shut down this app that streams ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC for freeT-Mobile CEO on 5G: Verizon is ‘clu...


Mark Cuban on why AI is the future and Facebook’s Libra isn’t
Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban stops by to discuss his views on artificial intelligence, net neutrality, breaking up Big Tech, investment opportunities he’s excited about, and why he thinks Facebook’s Libra is dangerous.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Apple's Intel acquisition, the Galaxy Fold starts its comeback, and a $5 billion fine for Facebook
Stories discussed this week: Apple buys Intel’s smartphone modem businessSamsung says it has fixed the Galaxy Fold and will release it in SeptemberT-Mobile won’t sell the Galaxy Fold when it is rereleasedSony’s latest RX100 camera finally gets a mic jackThe first speakers from Ikea and Sonos are inexpensive and sound greatFTC hits Facebook with $5 billion fine and new privacy checksFacebook will have to monitor its own privacy rules — and that’s likely not enoughFTC sues Cambridge Analytica and restricts fo...

Why everyone hates Big Tech with Matt Yglesias of The Weeds
Vox Senior Correspondent and host of The Weeds Matt Yglesias joins Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel in this special crossover episode to explain what Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which allows platforms to circumnavigate liability for user content, really means. They also discuss Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to break up big tech platforms, and how it may or may not fix anything. Subscribe to The Weeds for free here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Big tech at Capitol Hill, Elon Musk's brain machine interface, and Macbook 2019 reviews
Nilay Patel invites a cavalry of experts from The Verge (Makena Kelly, Adi Robertson, Liz Lopatto, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller) to discuss the Big Tech hearings that took over Capitol Hill, Elon Musk's Neuralink brain machine interface, and the new Macbook reviews.  Stories this week: Facebook reportedly reaches $5 billion settlement with the Federal …Facebook tells Congress how it thinks Libra should be regulatedHouse Democrats are considering a bill to ban Facebook from the …Senators aren’t sold on Faceb...

Everything is too hard to use, with Asurion CEO Tony Detter
Everything is too complicated. Asurion CEO Tony Detter joins Verge editor-in-chief, Nilay Patel to discuss simplifying our experience with tech products, the problems with closed eco-systems and why an insurance company like Asurion got involved with tech support. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Nintendo announces Switch Lite, Apple updates Macbooks, and a wild email from Foxconn
Nintendo announced a new Switch! Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss what's different with the new model and what's being updated with the original one. But first, continuing coverage of Foxconn's factory in Wisconsin — this time with a cryptic email.Next: new Macbooks! Kind of. Apple updated the Macbook Pro and Air and got rid of the 12-inch Macbook and its butterfly keyboard for future models. There's a whole lot more like a Zoom security flaw, a new streaming service, and of course some FCC talk.  🎶This w...


Net neutrality was repealed a year ago. Gigi Sohn explains what’s happened since
It's been a year since net neutrality was repealed. Gigi Sohn, a distinguished fellow at Georgetown Law's Institute for Technology Law and Policy, chats with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel about what's happened since by explaining the ripple effect of harmful policy decisions and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Jony Ive leaving Apple, iPadOS public beta, and Bill Gates’ greatest mistake
Public betas for iPadOS, iOS 13, and macOS Catalina are available now so Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss the updates from using the software themselves. Also, It was announced during this recording that Apple’s chief design officer Jony Ive will depart the company later this year — the crew reacts. Other topics this week include Bill Gates discussing Microsoft losing to Android, a new Raspberry Pi, and updates on Foxconn's factory in Wisconsin.  Stories discussed this week: Jony Ive leavin...

Kara Swisher on Silicon Valley’s lack of competition
Recode editor-at-large Kara Swisher joins Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel to discuss the possibilities of breaking up big tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. Kara also explains how the dominance of these four giant companies harms competition and innovation in Silicon Valley and why tech companies should be doing more to help. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Facebook announces Libra, Section 230 threatened, and RCS in the hands of Google
Paul Miller explains Facebook new cryptocurrency Libra, Adi Robertson explains Senator Josh Hawley's move to amend Section 230, and Dieter explains how Google is taking charge of RCS.  Stories discussed this week: Samsung accidentally makes the case for not owning a smart TV GE accidentally makes the case for not owning smart GE bulbs A paper towel dispenser with an end-user license agreement is a special kind of hellFacebook's Calibra is a secret weapon for monetizing its new ..Facebook confirms it will la...


Death, fear, and anxiety at Facebook’s worst-performing content moderation site in North America
Earlier this year, The Verge’s Casey Newton broke the story about the working conditions of Facebook moderators at a campus in Phoenix, AZ In his feature, “The Trauma Floor,” In his follow-up reporting “Bodies in Seats,” he discovered that the pattern of severe workplace conditions extends to a second campus. Nilay Patel and Casey Newton discuss a workplace in Tampa, FL plagued by fear and anxiety and worse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Facebook executives Adam Mosseri and Andrew Bosworth on splitting up Facebook, privacy and more
Facebook executives Adam Mosseri and Andrew Bosworth sit down with The Verge’s Casey Newton at Code Conference to discuss antitrust and the prospect of breaking up Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. They also discuss Facebook Portal, and how the company is adopting new approaches to privacy, content moderation, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Introducing Nice Try! Utopian
Nice Try! is a new podcast from Curbed and the Vox Media Podcast Network that explores stories of people who have tried to design a better world, and what happens when those designs don't go according to plan. Season one, Utopian, follows Avery Trufelman on her quest to understand the perpetual search for the perfect place. Enjoy this special preview of the first episode, Jamestown: Utopian for Whom, and subscribe to Nice Try! for free in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit me...


Recapping Code Conference, Youtube’s CEO apologizes, and the Pixel 4 leaks
Fresh off of Code Conference, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki’s apology and difficult week, and consider whether there’s any viable alternative to Youtube. They also discuss the leaked photo of the upcoming Pixel 4. And later, a recap of what happened at E3 includes video game and hardware updates. Subscribe to the Vergecast here for free in your favorite podcast app Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown on sustainable food systems and the science of protein
Fresh off his IPO, Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown joins Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel to discuss the evolution of plant-based burgers, the science of protein, why his company avoids GMOs, and their mission to help create a more sustainable food system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

YouTube’s bad week: pedophiles, hate speech, and Steven Crowder
There was so much news this week that we had to add another Vergecast episode to cover it all. Besides Apple’s WWDC, the most important story in The Verge’s coverage has been the various crises YouTube is facing over its moderation policies — problems with hate speech and harassment, pedophiles on the platform, and white supremacist content. Verge editor-in-chiefand Vergecast co-hostNilay Patel invites Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton and senior reporter Adi Robertson to the show to explain what is happe...


WWDC 2019, a new Mac Pro, and updates to the iPad
This week Apple held their annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).  The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss everything announced — from the Mac Pro to iOS to iPadOS. Also, Google gave some updates on their new Stadia game service right before the show so the crew dives into that as well as the Palm Pre 10th anniversary. Stories discussed this week: -The Palm Pre launched 10 years ago today, here’s what it meant to me -Apple’s $5,000 Pro Display monitor doesn’t come with a sta...

The ethics of AI with Google's AI lead Jeff Dean
What are tech giants like Google doing to tackle the ethical issues that surround artificial intelligence? Verge senior reporter James Vincent speaks with Google AI lead Jeff Dean and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel about AI bias, facial recognition, and government regulation around AI. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Weird laptops of Computex, new Intel and AMD chips, and a WWDC preview
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss all the new laptops revealed at Computex 2019, the new processor chips from Intel and AMD, what's to come at Apple's WWDC next week, and more updates on the T-Mobile and Sprint merger.  Stories discussed this week: Laptops are getting weird and wonderfulTwin River is Intel’s attempt to build a dual-screen laptop out of fabricDid Intel just nail the dual-screen gaming laptop?Asus put two 4K screens on its extravagant ZenBook Pro Duo laptop Intel, ...


The T-Mobile and Sprint merger, Apple tweaks the Macbook keyboards, and Huawei vs. Trump
The Verge's Russel Brandom joins the show to decipher the Huawei ban as well as its larger implications. Second half of the show, Dieter Bohn explains how Apple is tweaking its troubled keyboard design on its current and future Macbooks. Nilay Patel ends the show with updates on the T-Mobile and Sprint merger.  Playdate is an adorable handheld with games from the creators of Qwop, Katamari, and moreOuya will be shut down for good on June 25thHuawei vs. Trump: all the news about the Chinese phone maker's …I...

Huawei, 5G, and Robocalls with FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks
FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks stops by to discuss Huawei, regulating robocalls, net neutrality, the race for 5G and more with The Verge’s Nilay Patel and Makena Kelly. Subscribe to the Vergecast here for free in your favorite podcast app Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


OnePlus 7 Pro review, the White House's censorship tool, and more streaming wars
Dieter Bohn's OnePlus 7 Pro and Pixel 3a review starts off the show, followed by Adi Robertson's coverage of  everything the government is doing with Facebook and tariffs, and we end on our featured updates on the streaming wars.  Stories mentioned this week: One month ago, Foxconn said its innovation centers weren't empty …Verizon’s 5G network is now hitting gigabit download speedsThe new Apple TV app launches today on iOS, Apple TV, and Samsung TVsFacebook will increase pay for its contractors in North Am...

The lawyer who won against Apple at the Supreme Court
Apple just lost a case at the Supreme Court, and an antitrust lawsuit claiming that the App Store is a monopoly will proceed. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and senior reporter Adi Robertson speak to Mark Rifkin, one of the lawyers who argued the case against Apple.Subscribe to the Vergecast here for free in your favorite podcast appFor more on this case, check out Adi Robertson's recent work on The Verge  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Google I/O and the future of Android with Google SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer and Android Director Stephanie Cuthbertson
Google's I/O conference in Mountain View, California, the Vergecast crew chats with Hiroshi Lockheimer, SVP at Google for Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Play, comms and photos, and Stephanie Cuthbertson, director of Android to the show to talk new products such as the Pixel and Nest line, messaging, and of course Android. Subscribe to The Vergecast for free in your favorite podcast app https://pod.link/430333725 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


F8 and Facebook's future in privacy
Facebooks F8 conference happened this week so The Verge's Nilay Patel, Casey Newton, Ashley Carman, and Paul Miller break down the biggest announcements and updates from the event including Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, and more.  Stories discussed this week:The 5 biggest announcements from Facebook’s F8 developer conference keynote Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the ‘future is private’Facebook keeps asking whether its keynote makes people like FacebookFacebook Messenger is coming to the deskto...

Luminary and the podcast wars to come, with Nick Quah and Ashley Carman
The Podcast Wars are coming. After Luminary’s troubled launch, The Verge’s Nilay Patel and Ashley Carman sit-down with podcast expert Nick Quah of Hot Pod to discuss if Luminary or anyone could be “the Netflix of podcasts” and where the industry is headed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

WWDC leaks, Luminary’s launch troubles, and Galaxy Fold review
After a week of Galaxy Fold troubles, The Verge's Dieter Bohn, Ashley Carman, and Paul Miller continue the foldable saga, along with drama with the new podcast app Luminary. We've also got some leaks from Apple's upcoming WWDC event and a rumored Pixel 3a from Google I/O so keep listening to stay informed.  Stories this week: Samsung Galaxy Fold review: broken dreamSamsung delays Galaxy Fold indefinitely: ‘We will take measures to strengthen the display’AT&T is now telling customers the Galaxy Fold will shi...


Aurora CEO Chris Urmson on what's next for self-driving cars
Aurora CEO Chris Urmson stops by to discuss the future of self-driving cars with The Verge's Nilay Patel and Andrew Hawkins. They explore how the industry has evolved over the years, and how long it will take before self-driving cars are commonly used on the road. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Samsung's Galaxy Fold phones are breaking
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is here — and it’s already breaking. The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller talk first impressions of Samsung’s new phone. Later, they discuss the end of the feud and lawsuits between Apple and Qualcomm and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

The electric scooter revolution with Lime co-founder Brad Bao
Lime co-founder Brad Bao explains how the electric scooter revolution will evolve. The Verge's Nilay Patel and Andrew Hawkins discuss the seemingly overnight emergence of electric scooters in cities across the country. They explore the tension scooters can create and ponder the future of urban mobility. Vote for Vergecast in the Webby's! as well as The Verge's Why'd You Push That Button? and our wonderful YouTube channel Verge Science Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Foxxconn's empty innovation centers and a blackhole photo revealed
Loren Grush discusses the first image of a black hole, Nilay discusses Foxconn's broken dreams, Dieter discusses gadgets, and Paul discusses Microsoft's Chromium Edge browser. Long show but stick with us, there's a lot to know here. Stories discussed this week: - See the first image ever taken of a supermassive black hole - Ikea and Sonos made the ultimate speaker lamp - Foxconn’s ‘innovation centers’ are a bunch of empty buildings in Wisconsin - Turns out Amazon buying Eero wasn’t the startup success sto...

Jaron Lanier's ideas for the future
Computer philosophy writer and "founding father of virtual reality," Jaron Lanier, chats with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel about why he's optimistic about the future. Lanier shares his thoughts on how the "manipulation economy" has reshaped the world we live in and why we should be controlling and profiting from our own data. Vote for Vergecast in the Webby's! as well as The Verge's Why'd You Push That Button? and our wonderful YouTube channel Verge Science Learn more about your ad choices. Visit meg...

AirPods 2 review, AirPower gone, and all the things Google killed
Apple cancelled AirPower! But they released AirPods 2. The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss what Apple's next move is as well as what their competitor Google is cancelling too. There's a whole lot more so keep listening for Paul's weekly segment "A jaunty nega-notch", an AirPod competitor, and more 5G updates.  Stories discussed this week:The Creators IssueApple cancels AirPower wireless chargerApple drops HomePod price down to $299Apple AirPods 2 review: even more wirelessAmazon Is...


Figuring out Apple's TV plans with Recode’s Peter Kafka
Will Apple's new foray into streaming be able to swim in the same waters as Netflix and Disney, or will it go the way of Verizon's Go90? Recode executive editor Peter Kafka and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel discuss Apple's plan for streaming, news, and more. Subscribe to Recode Media with Peter Kafka. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Apple unveils credit card, streaming plans, and more
Apple's event this week introduced Apple TV Plus, Apple News Plus, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, and more channels on Apple TV. The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Chris Welch, and Paul Miller run through the event, their new services, and how it will compete with current products in the market.  Stories discussed this week: Apple Event 2019: TV plus shows, News, Oprah and biggest …Apple's TV efforts: an abridged history over the yearsApple News Plus: price, release date and how to sign upApple launches $9.99...

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism with Shoshana Zuboff
The age of surveillance capitalism author Shoshana Zuboff considers whether "data is the new oil" and explains how data collection has fundamentally changed the economy and how big companies interact with consumers. Shoshana Zuboff breaks down how to define, understand and fight surveillance capitalism. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Apple's new iPad mini and Google's Stadia gaming platform
A rundown of Apple's latest product updates including the new iPad mini, iPad Air, and AirPods. The Vergecast crew Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller also discuss Apple's upcoming event on Monday and what their new services may contain. Second half of the show features Google's announcement of their new game streaming platform Stadia. Links: - Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text - Apple updates $399 iPad mini with Apple Pencil support -Apple’s new iPad mini is a terrifi...

The future of Facebook and democracy with Casey Newton and Alex Stamos
Facebook's former chief security officer Alex Stamos joined Casey Newton onstage at SXSW to discuss the difficult issues that plague Facebook and democracy. Subscribe to The Interface, Casey Newton's newsletter about social platforms and democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Introducing Switched on Pop
Check out Switched on Pop, a podcast that digs into the musical theory and cultural context of pop music. In this episode, hosts Charlie Harding and Nate Sloan explore how streaming changed the sound of pop music.  For more from Switched on Pop, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Galaxy S10E review and Spotify takes on Apple
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Natt Garun, and Paul Miller discuss the changes in the new Android Q beta as well as a review of the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+. and S10E. Which phone is best? Also, Spotify files antitrust complaint over 'Apple tax' All that and much more on this week's Vergecast. Stories discussed in this episode: Android Q developer beta is available now on all Pixel devices The best early features of Android Q Every new Android Q feature we have found so farSamsung Galaxy S10E revi...

Breaking up Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook
How would we break up the world’s most powerful companies? Live from SXSW, The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Casey Newton, and Ashley Carman discuss just how one would break up giants like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Facebook's privacy pivot and the streaming wars
Breaking down Mark Zuckerberg’s letter on Facebook about its privacy-focused future. The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn,  Julia Alexander, Casey Newton, and Paul Miller discuss Facebooks new pivot to privacy, the next move for HBO after the AT&T restructure, and YouTube's bad actors.  Stories from this episode: The president just called the CEO of Apple ‘Tim Apple’Read Mark Zuckerberg's letter on Facebook's privacy-focused future …Mark Zuckerberg promises a newer, more private Facebook Facebook knows Face...


Can Anchor be the Youtube for podcasts? And should they?
Anchor CEO Michael Mignano discusses the company's recent acquisition by Spotify, the future of podcasting, and whether Anchor could become the "YouTube for podcasts." The Verge's Nilay Patel and Ashley Carman talk to Mignano about the current difficulties the podcast industry faces along with possible solutions for discovery and questioning what to do with the RSS feed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Mobile World Congress: How should your foldable phone fold?
The latest news from Mobile World Congress including Huawei's new foldable phone, Nokia's five-camera phone, and Sony's very tall phone. The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dan Seifert, Paul Miller, Natt Garun, and Chaim Gartenberg discuss which foldable phone so far has the best design, what phone can actually get 5G, and Microsoft's updated headset the HoloLens 2. Stories discussed this episode: - Huawei has the best first draft for a foldable phone - This 18,000mAh battery has a phone in it - Sony’s Xperia 1 lit...

Casey Newton on the secret life of Facebook moderators
In “The Trauma Floor,” The Verge’s Casey Newton uncovered the horrendous working conditions for contract Facebook moderators. On this week’s Vergecast, he and editor-in-chief Nilay Patel discuss how he uncovered them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


The Samsung Galaxy Fold is here and so is the Galaxy S10
Samsung unveils its new Galaxy foldable phone and the new S10 at their latest event. The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Dan Seifert, and Paul Miller react to the latest Samsung event and debate whether a foldable phone priced at a nearly $2,000 will be a game-changer. They also discuss the new updates to Samsung’s S10 phone, including a headphone jack. Stories mentioned in the show: Samsung’s foldable phone is the Galaxy Fold, available April 26th starting at $1,980 Samsung officially announces the Gala...

Foursquare is tracking you... responsibly
CEO of Foursquare Jeff Glueck discusses the ethics of companies that track their users’ movements. Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and Glueck further explore Foursquare's aim to help its customers become less reliant on mapping companies like Google, and how responsibly managing a user’s data and privacy is not only the right thing to do, but good for business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Amazon HQ2 cancelled and Apple's rumored March 25th event
Nilay, Dieter, Casey, and Paul react to Amazon cancelling plans for their second headquarters in NYC, Apple's rumored spring event and announcements, and some new Android phones hitting the market soon.  Stories featured in this episode: Amazon cancels HQ2 in New York after backlashAmazon HQ2 defeat is a win for Queens activists but a ‘facepalm’ for tech leadersAmazon is buying mesh router company EeroJeff Bezos says National Enquirer is threatening to publish his nude …Apple’s Netflix competitor will repor...


Bill Gates on solving the world’s problems… and building a better toilet
Bill Gates and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel discuss the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s ambitious plans to improve health in poor countries, build better toilets, gather better data about women, and rethink taxes on the wealthy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

5G madness: why is Sprint suing AT&T?
Sprint is suing AT&T for falsely advertising its network as "5G." Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel chats with Sprint's legal counsel, Craig Whitney, about why Sprint is suing AT&T and why no one can seem to agree on what 5G is. Sprint is suing AT&T over '5G E' lies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Spotify’s big audio play, plus a Palm tiny phone review
Spotify acquires Gimlet Media and Anchor in a play to further expand into audio beyond music streaming. Later, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller review the tiny new Palm phone, address Samsung Galaxy S10 rumors and finally, some Apple updates. Links: - Spotify gets serious about podcasts with two acquisitions - Latest leaks confirm cheaper and smaller Samsung Galaxy S10e - Samsung’s Galaxy S10 will be one of the first Wi-Fi 6 phones - New Samsung true wireless earbuds appear in leaked promotiona...


Lina Khan on Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox
Should we break up Amazon and Facebook? Columbia Law School academic fellow Lina Khan, who wrote the impactful “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox" for The Yale Law Journal, joins Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel to discuss whether Amazon and Facebook should be broken up and what it might look like if that were to happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Apple goes to war with Facebook and Google
Apple has disabled Facebook and Google’s internal applications after privacy violations were revealed, leaving Google and Facebook employees at a standstill for key operations. Meanwhile, in other Apple news, the tech giant’s revenue declined over the holiday quarter and is reportedly testing new iPhones with three rear cameras and a USB-C port. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Fixing America’s internet, with Susan Crawford
Harvard Law School professor Susan Crawford explains how America’s internet connectivity issues and corrosive infrastructure are holding the country back and how we can rally to fix it. She and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel also discuss the Huawei scandal, politicians' roles in improving broadband internet, and her new book Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution—and Why America Might Miss It. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


More Galaxy S10 leaks and Sonos headphones
The Samsung Galaxy S10 continues to leak, indicating that it may have a headphone jack, a hole-punch display, and a cryptocurrency wallet. But that’s not all. We also saw some new concepts for foldable phones, a rumor about Sonos headphones, and theories on Google’s secret Fuchsia operating system. So this week on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller run through all of that and then some, which you can listen to right now. Thanks to Microsoft Azure for sponsoring this episode. Get star...

Pixel 3 Lite leaks, Apple releases new battery cases, and Samsung readies the S10
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter run through a week of gadget news. Images of the Google Pixel 3 “Lite” and the Samsung Galaxy S10 have leaked, starting up a new season of phone releases. The crew also looks forward to what Google will do with its investment in Fossil’s smartwatch tech, Microsoft’s experiment with foldable devices, and how the Federal Trade Commission will react to Tim Cook’s call to give consumers more privacy. There’s a whole lot more in this week’s episode — including...

August CEO Jason Johnson on opening the smart home of the future
Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel chats with August CEO Jason Johnson about smart locks and the challenges of integrating various technologies within a smart home. They discuss whether every company needs to be a data collection company, and why it's so difficult to be a hardware company in tech. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


CES: Google vs. Alexa and the latest 5G delusion
More from CES with The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Dami Lee, and Dan Seifert who talk through the ongoing developments in voice assistant technology and the continuing rivalry between Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa. They also discuss a range of gadgets from the showroom floor such as Alienware's Area51m laptop to a laundry-folding robot as well as Verizon’s shots fired at AT&T over their 5G claim. 2:05 - Tim Cook says Apple will “announce new services this year” 8:02 - Google’s plan to take on ...

CES: LG’s impressive rollable TV and Samsung’s iTunes integration
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Ashley Carman, Dieter Bohn, and Vlad Savov discuss the first big news day at CES — including Samsung getting iTunes on their TVs, LG's new rollable display actually coming out in 2019, and the numerous announcement of 8K. 07:28 - Apple trolls CES with a giant dig at Android and Alexa privacy 08:16 - Five big questions about Apple putting iTunes on Samsung TVs 17:12 - LG will bring AirPlay 2 support to its 2019 TVs 20:20 - Taking the smarts out of smart TVs would make them more...

CES: Privacy and smart TVs with Vizio CTO Bill Baxter
To kick off our coverage of the Consumer Electronics Show, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel sits down with Vizio chief technology officer Bill Baxter to talk about the future of the SmartCast platform, what it’s like to put AirPlay 2 and Apple HomeKit on Vizio TVs, and, most importantly, privacy relating to data tracking on smart TVs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Apple's iPhone problem and CES preview
This week, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter prep by looking at rumors, early announcements, and predictions for the upcoming “biggest event in tech”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

GoPro CEO Nick Woodman on how to compete without competition
GoPro CEO Nick Woodman joins The Verge's Nilay Patel and Sean O'Kane to discuss GoPro's recent launches, occupying a space with few competitors, and why it pulled out of the drone market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

334: Sundar Pichai testifies, Samsung A8, and Verizon's future
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter devote half the show to discussing what happened when CEO of Google Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee. Congress thinks Google has a bias problem — does it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


333: 5G phones, Juul, and Microsoft's move to Chromium
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter are joined by Verge science reporter Rachel Becker to discuss what’s going on in the world of Juul — why it’s so popular, how addictive it is, and where it’s being restricted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


332: Pixel Slate, Google Fi, and Section 230
Nilay, Dieter, and Paul are back from Thanksgiving and ready to spill the beans on the tech news you may or may not have been paying attention to this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Silicon Valley’s Rep. Ro Khanna talks tech regulation
On this week’s interview episode, Nilay is joined by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Verge policy reporter Makena Kelly to discuss Congress’ plans to regulate Big Tech in the new year. Earlier this month, Democrats were able to take back a majority in the House of Representatives, and after blockbuster events this year like Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, lawmakers are gearing up to rein in these Silicon Valley giants. Khanna, who represents the California district that houses the Apple and Google campuse...

331: Amazon HQ2, Google Night Sight, and Facebook
Dieter Bohn, Casey Newton, and Paul Miller bring you the latest this week with Amazon's announcement of the location of its new headquarters, a report on Facebook's leaders, a Google Pixel 3 Night Sight review,and a whole bunch more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...



329: Macbook Air, iPad Pro, and Mac Mini
Vergecast hosts Nilay and Dieter were able to attend Apple’s event in Brooklyn this week, so you can guess that’s what the crew talked about on this weeks show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

328: iPhone XR review, Google Home Hub and Yoga Book C390
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss Nilay’s review of the iPhone XR as well as reviews of the Yoga Book C930 and Google’s Home Hub. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...



Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Dan Seifert went to Google’s Pixel 3 event this week in New York City. After the event, the trio, along with Paul Miller, got together for an early taping of The Vergecast to discuss Google’s product announcements and their first impressions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff wants to reduce neighborhood crime
Ring began as a humble crowdfunded project called Doorbot — a Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbell that enabled two-way communication. In 2013, it was rejected on Shark Tank. This year, the company was acquired by Amazon for over $1 billion. Nilay sat down with Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff on this week’s Vergecast to talk about joining the Amazon family of brands, the future of security in smart homes, and how Ring product owners may (or may not) work with law enforcement to make neighborhoods safer. Learn more about y...

325: Chinese spy chips, Microsoft announcements, and Pixel 3 preview
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul bring in experts to report on the top stories on the site this week. Reporter and host of Why’d You Push That Button Ashley Carman stops by the studio to explain the Bloomberg report detailing “Chinese spy chips” that may have been planted on servers from companies like Apple and Amazon. After that bizarre piece of news, senior editor Dan Seifert comes on the show to talk about the Microsoft hardware event he attended this week and the new products that ...


Public Knowledge’s Meredith Rose explains the Music Modernization Act
The Music Modernization Act has passed Congress and now sits on President Trump’s desk, awaiting his signature. The bill is years in the making, a much needed solution to the complicated collision of music streaming services, licensing issues, and copyright law. For this week’s interview episode of The Vergecast, Nilay sat down with Meredith Rose, Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge, a consumer advocacy group. They talked about how the Music Modernization Act will help artists get paid, companies license mus...

324: Instagram chaos, Photokina 2018, and Elon Musk gets sued
This week, we saw the two founders of Instagram abruptly leave, so Casey Newton comes on the show to talk about all that drama and what it might mean for Facebook’s prized possession. Then, Dan Seifert joins us to talk about all of the cameras that were announced at Photokina this year, plus all the models that were announced before the show even started. Finally, Liz Lopatto comes on for an impromptu This Week In Elon to discuss the fact that the SEC has filed a lawsuit against Mr. Musk, which happened j...

Google AMP’s Malte Ubl wants to make the mobile web better
You may not have heard of Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) but you almost certainly have used it. The Google open-source project has been making waves since it launched in 2016 in an effort to make the mobile web faster to load and smoother to navigate. This week, Nilay sat down with Malte Ubl, creator and tech lead of AMP, to talk about the controversy of bifurcating the web, forming a technical steering committee to co-lead the project, and Ubl’s vision for the future of the mobile web. Learn more ab...


iPhone XS review, Apple Watch 4 review, and Amazon's surprise hardware event
This past week, Nilay reviewed the new iPhone XS and XS Max while Dieter reviewed the Apple Watch series 4. Paul, Dieter, and Nilay dedicate half the show to their review and whether it’s worth upgrading to the new model. Second half of the show, the crew tries to cover all of the insane amount of gadgets that Amazon announced this week, including a DVR for over-the-air channels. There’s a whole lot more in between that — like deputy editor Liz Lopatto’s “This week in Elon” segment — so listen to it all and...

Ford Autonomous Vehicles President and CEO Sherif Marakby
Big car companies like Ford have broken themselves up to enter the market of self-driving cars and compete with Silicon Valley companies like Tesla and Uber. Ford Autonomous Vehicles hopes to become the go-to supplier of autonomous driving software, and have even set the ambitious goal of shipping a self-driving car without a steering wheel or pedals in the next few years. For this week’s interview episode of The Vergecast, Nilay and Verge transportation reporter Sean O’Kane sit down with Ford Autonomous Ve...

Apple iPhone XS event, iPhone XR, and Apple Watch Series 4
Vergecast hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn attended the Apple event on Wednesday, and they were able to get their hands on the new iPhones and Apple Watch that were on display. After the event, they headed to our San Francisco studio to Skype with Paul Miller to record their first impressions, a summary of the event, and lay to rest some conspiracies. That’s all you really need to know before listening! 3:11 - Apple’s AirPower charger is still a no-show, one year after it was first announced 5:18 - Sep...


Anki CEO Boris Sofman
Anki, known for creating “robots that move you,” just finished a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund their new home robot, Vector. Anki CEO Boris Sofman sat down with Nilay for this week’s interview episode of The Vergecast to talk about the new companion robot, why gendering the robots is important, and how to avoid the uncanny valley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Apple event preview, social media hearings, and monopoly week
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, Russell, and Dieter dedicate half the show to The Verge’s monopoly week, which dives into the future of tech monopolies. They also discuss the social media hearings that happened on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. In the second half of the show, the crew updates us on what to expect for next week’s Apple event, from the mysterious third phone to the updated AirPods rumors. There’s a whole lot in between that — like a whole section dedicated to Roombas — so listen to i...

Tim Wu thinks it’s time to break up Facebook
Best known for coining the phrase “net neutrality” and his book The Master Switch, Tim Wu has a new book coming out in November called The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age. In it, he argues compellingly for a return to aggressive antitrust enforcement in the style of Teddy Roosevelt, saying that Google, Facebook, Amazon, and other huge tech companies are a threat to democracy as they get bigger and bigger. Nilay sits down with Wu for this week's interview episode of The Vergecast. Learn mo...


IFA 2018, Apple event announced, and iPhone/Apple watch leaks
This week, The Verge has been at IFA 2018, Europe’s big tech event. There are a lot of new gadgets, so Nilay, Dieter, and Paul go through their favorites on The Vergecast. Also, Apple announced its September event this week, and immediately following the announcement, iPhone and Apple Watch leaks surfaced. The crew discusses. And, of course, we have our fan-favorite segments: Liz’s “This week in Elon Musk” and Paul’s “Keyboard-in-the-front club: population 2” There’s a whole lot more in between that — l...

Microsoft’s president explains how Gab shutdown notice went from customer support to his desk
We're kicking off our secondary Vergecast episode of the week with an interview with Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith. In this wide-ranging interview , Smith expanded on why the company nearly shut down Gab.ai, the “free-speech” absolutist platform that’s become an alt-right favorite. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

App Store chaos, ray tracing, and new Macbook Air rumors
This week on The Vergecast, Paul, Nilay, and Dieter start off the show with the news that Netflix is testing a payment feature to bypass Apple’s App Store fees, which leads into a larger discussion of (as Nilay calls it) “App Store chaos.” Paul seems pretty excited about “ray tracing” — a term that Nvidia is using for its upcoming graphics cards — so the crew explains what that means and how far ahead Nvidia is compared to its competition. Competition is a general theme in this week’s episode. We’ve al...


This week in Twitter, Elon Musk, and batteries
We’ve got a whirlwind of an episode this week on The Vergecast. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter bring back Silicon Valley Editor and host of Converge Casey Newton to discuss Twitter’s bad week and what the heck is going on with them. But before that, there’s a whole lot of other things that came up. We reviewed both the Galaxy Note 9 and Android 9 Pie this week, so Dieter runs through everything you need to know about the two launches. We’ve also got two fresh segments this this week. Deputy Editor Liz Lopatto u...

Magic Leap, Galaxy Note 9, and Android Pie
If you’ve been reading The Verge this week, then you know Samsung announced a few products. We got our hands on the Galaxy Note 9, the Galaxy Watch, and we even got to look at that Home speaker as well. That news is covered in a big chunk of The Vergecast this week, but there was also so much other stuff that happened. Adi Robertson was able to travel down to Plantation, Florida, to check out Magic Leap’s creator edition headset. She sits down with Nilay, Paul, and Dieter to discuss her experience with th...

Surface Go, Apple earnings, and HipChat memories
In the thrilling conclusion to our three part epic miniseries, "Apple doesn't make the laptops we want," Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss how nothing really even matters because Apple is a phone company worth $1 trillion. Samsung, Amazon, and Tesla earnings are also discussed, along with Farhad Manjoo's "Frightful Five" thesis. Then, in "The Bezel Wars," our hosts discuss the Surface Go, iPad rumors, and the Windows 10 S life Dieter has been living. Paul's weekly segment about "Wireless Vapes" is as poign...


Macbook Pro review, Lenovo smart display review, and the Data Transfer Project
After a week of speculation on whether the new MacBook Pro was throttling performance under heat, Apple released a software fix to address the problem. Dieter’s review for the laptop (post software fix) published on Wednesday so Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss what happened with the product and how it performs. Dieter also reviewed the new Lenovo Smart Display, so there's a chunk of the show dedicated to that device, which exceeded expectations. And we’ve got another week of Elon Musk. Transportation re...

Google gets fined, Macbook Pro benchmarks, and Roku CEO Anthony Wood
We’ve got a super stuffed episode of The Vergecast this week. First, the biggest news in tech right now is the European Commission’s ruling that Google has been unfairly using Android to push Google search on users, giving it an unfair advantage. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul sit down and discuss the implications. In the second half of the show, Dieter discusses some of the new MacBook Pro benchmarks that claim the processors may throttle performance due to cooling issues. Nilay got an exclusive interview with...

Updated Macbook Pros, Microsoft Surface Go, and this week in Elon
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter discuss an Apple event they were invited to this week for Apple’s updated MacBook Pros. Along with Paul, they dive into how creatives are using these machines, and what these new specs are. Another laptop announcement from this week is Microsoft’s Surface Go. The crew runs through their demo with the computer and discuss how it compares to the other Surface devices. And continuing with our trend, we also have a new edition of “This week in Elon Musk,” hosted ...


macOS Mojave beta, Microsoft Surface USB-C dongle, and this week in Elon Musk
The Vergecast starts off this week in a traditional fashion with a talk about dongles — Microsoft’s $80 USB-C dongle to be exact. But there’s a whole bunch of little things that also happened this week that Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss. We’ve got Apple acknowledging the problem with its MacBook keyboards, Google demoing Duplex, and Apple releasing the Mojave public beta. Also this week, we bring you two new rotating segments on the show. First we have transportation reporter Sean O’Kane with “This Week ...

Recode's Kara Swisher, AT&T - Time Warner, and IGTV
Instagram announced on Wednesday a standalone app called IGTV, a place for watching long-form vertical video. Casey and Ashely — who went to Instagram’s event that announced the app — talk with Nilay, Dieter, and Paul about their initial feelings about the platform and predict how it will fit into the social mediasphere. Also, Nilay Patel sits down with Kara Swisher to talk about the recent AT&T and Time Warner merger. Kara published a book in 2003 about the AOL and Time Warner merger There Must Be a Pon...

Sonos CEO Patrick Spence, E3, and net neutrality ends
In addition to our classic Nilay, Dieter, and Paul trio, we’ve added a few things this week. To give you the best coverage of E3, culture editor Laura Hudson gives us a quick rundown of the news from the expo to start off the show In the second half of the show, Nilay sits down with Sonos CEO Patrick Spence. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of other classic Vergecast — some gadget talk, Paul’s weekly segment (you know, “How big is the Moon?”), and some deep dives into net neutrality, antitrust law, and Comca...


WWDC, Sonos Beam, and Microsoft buys Github
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference happened this week, and Nilay, Dieter, Jake, and Ashley are on top of it. Second half of the show, we’ve got Dieter’s exclusive look at the Sonos Beam, Microsoft buying GitHub, a new Fire TV thingy, and breaking news for Essential. There’s a whole lot more in between that — like Paul’s weekly segment (hosted by Jake Kastrenakes) “Hey look at this thing I just found on theverge.com“ — so if you listen to it all, you’ll get it all.  02:48 - Apple’s Worldwide Develo...

Code Conference, Pixel 3 rumors, and WWDC preview
The Vergecast is here once again to fulfill the weekly prophecy of illuminating tech news. This week, Dieter is at Recode’s Code Conference, but he still calls in to talk to Nilay, Natt, and Paul about what he saw and heard. Also, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is next week, so the crew runs through what to expect. There’s a whole lot in between that — like Paul’s weekly segment “Embarrassingly parallel,” rumors about the next Pixel phone, and some deep philosophy about whether a phone is a too...

Elon Musk, Red Hydrogen, and Zuckerberg in the EU
Are you driving somewhere for the holiday weekend? Here at _The Verge_ we'd like to encourage you to use a car that's wholly or at least primarily powered by dirty fossil fuels. On this week's episode of _The Vergecast_, Nilay, Natt, Casey, and Paul discuss how we're financially beholden to Big Car, and what to do about it now that Elon Musk has called us out on our bias. We also got a chance to discuss Nilay's insane theory about Apple's dongle suppression campaign, Mark Zuckerberg's wacky trip to the EU,...


The Selfish Ledger, YouTube Premium, and One Plus 6
The Vergecast trio comes together this week to discuss an internal Google video that was obtained by The Verge titled “the Selfish Ledger.” That topic takes up a good chunk of the show, but there’s a lot more after that. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter jump into other Google-related topics, like what’s happening to YouTube Red, Google Duplex theories, and a list of gadget news. They were able to fit in Paul’s weekly segment he does every week “Don’t block my chain,” so if you listen to it all, you’ll get it all. ...

Bonus: Ctrl-Walt-Delete special edition - iMac 20th anniversary
Ctrl-Walt-Delete returns for a special episode all about the iMac 20th anniversary. Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel reminisce on the introduction of Apple's iMac, and how it influenced the open web and computers going forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Google I/O and Microsoft Build
So much happened this week in the world of The Verge. Both Google and Microsoft hosted their annual developer conferences and announced a whole bunch of stuff, so Nilay, Paul, Natt, and Dieter gather to break it down and give you the highlights. And this wouldn’t be an episode of The Vergecast without the segment Paul does every week, “Kick flip the kickstand script.” It’s a big one, so listen to the whole episode to get everything you need for this massive week in tech news. 01:28 - 10 Biggest announceme...


Facebook’s F8, Oculus Go, and Apple earnings
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay returns to the show after welcoming a child! Dieter is out this week, so Nilay and Paul bring on Adi Robertson and Casey Newton to discuss what happened at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, the Oculus Go, and some earnings talk. There are also a lot of new Instagram features. Is it slowly just becoming Facebook? There’s a lot more in between that — like Paul’s weekly segment “Safety first!’ they said” — so if you listen through this whole episode, you’ll be all caught...

New Gmail, Spectacles 2.0, and iPhone SE 2?
This week on The Vergecast, Dieter, Natt, and Paul are still without Nilay but there’s a whole lot to talk about. Google made some changes with Gmail — which is now live, and Snap surprised us this week with their new edition of Spectacles — but what makes them different from the original model? Also, there’s a whole bunch of Amazon news and rumors this week, including an Echo Dot for your child. There’s even a whole lot more in between that — like the segment Paul does every week (say it with me) “I’v...

Chat for Android, Nintendo Labo, and Motorola (like a) G6
It was a slow week until Google decided to attempt another fix for Android messaging and Nintendo made the entire staff fall in love with cardboard. Nilay’s still on paternity leave, but Dieter and Paul are joined again by Technology Editor Natt Garun to explain it all. We also jumped on the hot-button issues like the Russian ban of Telegram and how Alexa Skill Blueprints aren’t Turing complete. And, of course, Paul’s weekly segment “Ring-a-ding-ding” has all the insightful Bluetooth MIDI accessory comment...


Zuckerberg testifies, Spotify hardware, and Huawei P20 Pro review
After a week of Facebook-intensive news, The Vergecast is here to break it all down for you. Nilay is out this week, so Dieter and Paul welcome senior editor Natt Garun and Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton to the show to go over all the news. Even though Mark Zuckerberg took up most of the site this week, there was a still a lot of other stuff happening. Spotify may be releasing some hardware products, we reviewed the Huawei P20 Pro, and the cast gets into some classic talk about the web. There’s a whol...

iPad review, Facebook drama, and Apple drama
It is episode 300 of The Vergecast! To celebrate, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul start the show by explaining inside jokes that have been stamped into the show over the past few years. Don’t understand what Scissor Vodka is? Are you wondering why Bixby is a dog? Do you need to know why Paul says his name at the end of each episode? Well, we took the time to answer that. Also, there’s some news that came out this week. We have an iPad review, some Mark Zuckerberg updates, and a little bit of Apple drama. There’...

New iPads, Microsoft reorg, and Europe's new privacy rule
We’ve got a bunch of tech luminaries on The Vergecast this week to help us understand the week in tech news. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul welcome Lauren Goode back to the show for her last week at The Verge to discuss the new iPads that Apple released this past Tuesday. Lauren and Dieter went to Chicago for the event, so they share their experience and insight on the new products and their relationship with the education field. After that, the crew bring in senior reporter Russell Brandom to help us understand...


Bonus: Casey Neistat full interview
Nilay talks one-on-one with Casey Neistat about a multitude of topics, including Beme, his view of YouTube, Twitch, and other platforms, sponsorship, and what he’s up to next. It’s exactly what you’d expect from Neistat, honest and direct. If you already listened to the edited version on The Vergecast this week, skip to 11:50. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Cambridge Analytica, Casey Neistat, and Apple's education event
It’s loaded Vergecast this week. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter welcome back Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton to break down the Cambridge Analytica scandal at Facebook, after talking through predictions for next week’s Apple event. But first, another Casey makes his debut on The Vergecast — Casey Neistat! Nilay talks one-on-one with Casey about a multitude of topics, including Beme, his view of YouTube, Twitch, and other platforms, sponsorship, and what he’s up to next. It’s exactly what you’d expect from Neis...

Wixen vs Spotify, problems with Siri, and Breadbot
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul are back in New York City after being at SXSW last weekend. To kick off the show, they welcome back senior writer Sarah Jeong to explain a $1.6 billion lawsuit between Spotify and Wixen Publishing. In the second half of the show, the trio discusses recent reports of the inner workings of Siri — including the history and how it stands today. There’s a lot more in between that — like the segment Paul does every week, “Untitled” — so listen to it all, and y...


Galaxy S9 review, Android P, and Google tries to fix the web (live @ SXSW 2018)
This week, The Vergecast is down in Austin, Texas for South by Southwest 2018 in front of a live audience. Nilay, Dieter, Casey, and Ashley run through the news and share their expertise about Google’s new plan to make the web faster, using Samsung’s Galaxy S9, and Android P for developer testing. If you wanted to see the show, sorry you missed it! But good news for you, I recorded it so you can listen to it whenever you want. And here’s the articles discussed on the show this week: 00:45 - Google’s late...

Mobile World Congress 2018, Galaxy S9, and Vivo Apex concept phone
The Vergecast trio is back and so is gadget news. Mobile World Congress was this week, and so much happened in the world of The Verge. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul have everything you need to know. A few other things sprinkled in are the next Light Phone 2, Google Clips review, and a little bit of camera talk — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all. 03:07 - Samsung’s Galaxy S9 packs an upgraded camera in a familiar body 17:22 - Vivo’s Apex concept phone 19:15 - The Clone Wars: iPhone X copycats battle f...

S9 leaks, Google Reply, and Twitter's war on bots
This week on The Vergecast, Dieter is on vacation, so Silicon Valley editor and host of an upcoming Verge podcast, Casey Newton, joins us. Nilay, Paul, and Casey run through the news of the week, including Samsung Galaxy S9 leaks, Twitter bots, and third-party keyboards. Also, as a preview of Casey’s upcoming podcast Converge with Casey Newton, Casey takes over as the host of The Vergecast for a segment to beta test a new game for his podcast with Nilay and Paul as contestants. We’ve got a whole lot more...


Waymo v Uber, another iOS bug, and AMP Stories
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul welcome senior writer Sarah Jeong to the show for the first time. Sarah was at the federal court in San Francisco for Waymo v. Uber trial and has been reporting on it for The Verge, so she lends us her expertise to explain what was going on between the two companies. Also, Dieter explains why so much software is broken and also checks the pulse of the open web with this week’s tech headlines. There’s a whole lot more in between that — like the segment Pa...

Homepod review, Intel's Vaunt smart glasses, and Falcon Heavy launch
A lot of things happened this week in the world of The Verge, and we have some first-hand experience to share. This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul, welcome science reporter Loren Grush back to the show to tell us what it was like to watch SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket launch in person, as well as meeting SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Also, Dieter got an exclusive look at Intel’s new smart glasses, and Nilay reviewed Apple’s HomePod, so they share their experiences with the technology and discuss wh...

The Boring Company flamethrower, Samsung foldable displays, and iOS12 reports
The Vergecast is here once again! Nilay, Paul, and Dieter run through the news that hit the site this week to fill you in case you missed it. We talk about the Boring Company’s flamethrower, some Samsung leaks and previews, a bit of 5G wireless network talk, and wow — now that I’m looking at it — a lot more topics. Keep listening for a deep dive into what each member of The Vergecast thinks The Vergecast is, as well as Paul’s weekly segment that everyone knows the name of. Happy Groundhog Day! 01:12 - ...


DJI Mavic Air, HomePod ships in February, and iOS11.3 preview
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul call Ben Popper — former business editor at The Verge who now works with DJI — to answer some questions about the new drone the company announced this week, the Mavic Air. There is also a discussion about what’s happening at Apple this week. The HomePod was announced without some key features at launch in a few weeks. There’s also an update to iOS 11 that’s being publicly previewed on their website. There’s a whole lot more in between that — like Paul’s ...

Nintendo Labo, Detroit Auto Show, and Facebook's transforming news feed
Nilay, Dieter, and Paul have returned from CES 2018 and are all together in the New York City office for this week’s Vergecast. As I was typing out the timestamps on here, I realized there’s a lot of news this week. So check it out! We’ve got highlights from the Detroit Auto Show, the changing algorithm of your Facebook News Feed, and the most gadgety gadget we’ve seen in a while, Nintendo Labo. There’s a whole lot more discussed in between all of that — like Paul’s weekly segment “Win or Lose 2: the secre...

CES 2018: Robots, TVs, and virtual assistants
The Verge crew is on our way back home after a week at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018. This week, we did a ton of reporting, a ton of videos, and four live Circuit Breaker shows, so we did not have a lot of time to sit down and tape a full-length Vergecast. But what we did do was collect a bunch of audio recorded throughout the show — including clips from Circuit Breaker Live — to give you an idea of what it’s like to be at CES, and what kinds of things we saw this year. Enjoy, and we’ll see you next w...


Meltdown and Spectre will kill us all
CES is next week, and we'll get to it, but first we need to talk to security expert Russell Brandom to make sure we won't all be dead from CPU security vulnerabilities before then. Also, stay tuned for Paul Miller's excellent and enlightening sci-fi short story allegory for how Meltdown actually works. He did a great job. Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn, the world's foremost experts on what to expect from the world's most important technology tradeshow, make their CES predictions, and Paul does his weekly segm...

Magic Leap, iPhones slow down, and Microsoft removes Chrome installer from Windows Store
Hello! And happy holidays. This is the last Vergecast of 2017! But we go out with a bang (At least two computers broke down during this recording). The two big things that happened this week was the unveiling of the mysterious Magic Leap augmented reality goggles and Apple confirming they slow down older iPhones. So Nilay, Dieter, and Paul welcome senior reporter Adi Robertson back to the show, who has been reporting on Magic Leap for the past few years. There’s a whole lot more in between that, like Paul...

FCC kills net neutrality, the iMac Pro arrives, and T-Mobile buys Layer3 TV
The Vergecast three-piece is back together, with Nilay leading the flagship podcast. The biggest news this week is something we’ve seen coming for a while: on Thursday, the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality rules. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul sit down to discuss the action and their viewpoints on what this means going forward for the internet. Also, the iMac Pro is now available to order and Dieter got to write about it. There’s quite a bit of talk about whether this computer is worth the price for its power....


ARM powered PCs, Google vs Amazon, and Messenger Kids
This week, Dieter Bohn runs the show with Paul Miller and Natt Garun, and it's been a wild week of news. Amazon and Google are basically feuding right now: Google is pulling YouTube from the FireTV so the podcast trio ponders what this frightening predicament means for the streaming and the open web. Also, Microsoft launched some ARM-powered Windows 10 PCs, so you bet these tech luminaries are going to talk about it. There’s lots more in between that, like Paul’s weekly segment (say it with me) “Color me s...

HQ, selfie authentication, and solar panels turning air into water
Let get this out of the way: Nilay and Dieter are not on the show this week. But really, we’ve got a great show hosted by Verge podcast professionals Lauren Goode and Casey Newton. Oh and Paul is still here, too! So what are we talking about on the show today? Well, a lot. Lauren, Casey, and Paul analyze the news that was at the top of the site this week, including a glitch that left American Airlines without pilots during the week of Christmas; a rundown of the new trivia app HQ; and the reveal of the ma...

Net Neutrality 2017 Thanksgiving madness
The FCC decided to bury the news about its plan to end the Net Neutrality rules in the middle of Thanksgiving week here in the US. But that won't stop Nilay, Paul, and Dieter from doing a Vergecast.  This was originally broadcasted live on YouTube on November 24th, 2017. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Pixel Buds review, OnePlus 5T, and Surface Book 2
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter run through a few things in the tech world that happened this week, like reviews for Google’s Pixel Buds and Microsoft’s Surface Book 2, and the announcement of the OnePlus 5T. Also, Lauren Goode stops by the show to talk about season 2 of her video series Next Level, which takes a closer look at technology's impact on the human experience. This week’s episode featured DJI's Aeroscope technology that can track rogue drones. There’s a lot more in between ...

Pixel 2XL screen saturation update, an iOS11 bug, and Harmony Link hub services shut down
There’s a lot of little tech news this week, and we’ve got the perfect podcast to sum it all up. This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter run through topics like Samsung’s ad that mocks the iPhone, the update to Pixel 2 XL screens, and Logitech shutting down Harmony Link hub services. Also, The Verge’s video series Next Level is back! Lauren Goode returns to talk about the season premiere, which deals with creating holographic videos, and how that can be used to preserve memories. There’s a who...

iPhone X Review
The iPhone X is finally here. Nilay had the chance to review it, so, along with Paul, Ashley, and Dan, he discusses what it’s like to use the phone in the real world as well as what the process of reviewing it was like. We also welcome Phil Esposito, The Verge’s lead video director, to the show for the first time to discuss the roller coaster that is working on the two videos we produced throughout the week. There’s a whole lot in between that — like Paul’s weekly segment about a robot dog — so listen to ...


Pixel 2 XL screen, Amazon Key, and iPhone X preorder
Nilay, Dieter, and Paul run through the news this week on The Vergecast, with a lot of heavy sighs to go around. There's the Pixel 2 XL screen fiasco, Amazon's home camera invasion efforts with Amazon Key, and Amazon's oversized new Fire TV. Plus, Paul is back with his weekly segment about water pods. And more! Listen in and lament the current state of technology with your three best friends. 02:44 - Google 'actively investigating' reports of Pixel 2 XL screen burn-in … 17:39 - Google Pixelbook review 27...

Pixel 2 review, KRACK, and Microsoft's Surface Book sequel
The reviews are in and everybody just loves the quality OLED component Google picked for the Pixel 2 XL. Really just can't stop talking about it. And talking? That's what the Vergecast is for. On this episode Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss the reviews of Google's new phones, and The Verge's security expert Russell Brandom drops by to explain KRACK and four-way handshakes. It's all the grit and off-axis color shifting of a Pentile display, in podcast form. 03:08 Dieter: Pixel 2 review 10:27 Smartphone ...

Oculus Go, Movies Anywhere, and Windows Phone died again
We’ve got a bloggy Vergecast today. In between review weeks, a few things popped up in the news that Nilay, Dieter, and Paul needed to talk about. Google is integrating video chat into a phone but still not text; you can now watch all the movies you’ve purchased online in one place; Apple is on a “hype cycle” talking about AR; and Windows Phone died again. But that’s not all. There’s a whole lot in between that — like the segment Paul does every week, “You know Dan, the duck face is no longer cool” — so l...


Pixel 2 first look, Pixel Buds, and Google Home Max
Another week, another tech event: on Wednesday, Google had its fall hardware event. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter try to fit everything they want to say into 90 minutes. Dieter had some exclusive looks at the products, and was able to talk to CEO Sundar Pichai and senior vice president of hardware Rick Osterloh, so the crew lets Dieter talk this week to get more of the details. There’s a whole lot in between that — including everyone’s favorite segment “Micro is more mini than mini” — so listen to it all and you...

Echo Spot, Fire TV 4K, and Pixel 2 event preview
Amazon announced a few more Echo devices this week, and The Vergecast is here to recap it all. Nilay, Dan, Dieter, and Paul discuss Amazon’s strategy with these new products, as well rumors of stuff that will be announced at Google’s event next week. There’s a whole lot of stuff in between that — like Twitter’s new 280 character limit — so listen to it all and you’ll get it all. 02:22 - Twitter just doubled the character limit for tweets to 280 06:08 - The 5 biggest announcements from Amazon’s surprise h...

iPhone 8 review, Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE review, and Apple TV 4K review
Last week, we brought you The Vergecast live from San Francisco after the Apple event. This week, The Vergecast is back in NYC for Apple reviews week. Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, Lauren Goode, and Dan Seifert go through the reviews, including the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE, and the 4K Apple TV. There’s a lot more in between that — more leaks about the upcoming Google event! — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all. 02:51 - iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review 35:32 - Apple Watch Seri...


Apple's iPhone X Event, Bodega, and Animoji
Recorded live in front of an audience in San Francisco after Apple's iPhone X event, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul welcome Lauren Goode and Casey Newton back to The Vergecast to run through everything announced at the new Steve Jobs theater in Apple Park.  The gang also takes questions from the audience.  If you weren't able to make it to the show, we've got the tape for you here.  02:11 - Apple park 07:54 - Apple TV 4K  12:32 - iPhone 8  17:52 - iPhone X  28:57 - "the notch"  38:38 - Apple Watch...

Apple event rumors, Galaxy Note 8 review, and Loren in zero gravity
We’re one week away from The Vergecast Live in San Francisco, so Nilay, Dieter, and Paul talk through the last-minute rumors about what to expect at Apple’s event on September 12th. We also dedicate part of the show to the Galaxy Note 8, which was reviewed on the site this week. And for the season finale of her video series Space Craft, Loren Grush stops by to tell us what it was like being in zero gravity on a parabolic plane. There’s a lot more in between that, so listen to it all and you’ll get it all...

IFA 2017, LG V30, and more smart speakers
The Vergecast returns to the New York studio this week. Dieter, Nilay, and Paul run through what was announced so far at IFA 2017, including the LG V30, Sony Xperia XZ1, and lots of smart speakers. Halfway through the show, Loren Grush makes a pit stop on her way to space to talk about episode 3 of her new video series Space Craft. 04:01 - LG’s V30 loses the gimmicks and gains a beautiful OLED screen 12:41 - Sony’s Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact have refreshed designs and Android Oreo 21:10 - Lenovo made a ...


Hands-on with the Note 8, Android Oreo, and Verizon's new unlimited data plans
This week on The Verge, Dieter was able to get his hands on the new Galaxy Note 8. So on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul go over the first impressions of Samsung’s latest product and what the pricing will mean for future smartphones. Next up, Loren Grush returns to the show to talk about the second episode of Space Craft, as well as her experience seeing the eclipse this week in Nashville. There’s a lot more in between, like Android Oreo’s name announcement, Verizon’s new unlimited data plans, and ...

Essential phone review, Charlottesville online, and Space Craft
On The Verge’s flagship / only podcast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul go through the weekly rundown of news that hit the site this week. The show begins by addressing the accumulation of online hate as a result of the Charlottesville attack, and how it’s affecting the topics we cover. Also, the Essential Phone is out today, and Dieter had the chance to review it. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss where phones like Essential are headed with this release and the other upcoming releases this fall. We’ve got a new...

Google memo, Surface PCs reliability, and fall phones preview
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Lauren, Dieter, and Paul begin by discussing the controversy over the Google engineer who was fired over writing a 10-page viral memo about diversity. The story illustrates a deeper problem in Silicon Valley, which Lauren has discussed in her podcast recently, so the cast talks about the science of the claims, the responsibly of Google, and what it means in the larger tech industry. In the second half of the show, the crew runs through the latest leaks, releases, and con...


Tesla Model 3 first drive, iPhone leaks, and a bluetooth salt shaker
We are without Nilay Patel on The Vergecast this week, so Dieter Bohn and Paul Miller step up to host with some very special guests: transportation editor Tamara Warren, and tech editor Natt Garun. Tamara was one of the few people who got to test drive the Tesla Model 3 last week, so she brings her expertise to the show to talk about what she knows so far. Also, some of the iPhone’s design and features got leaked out from code in the HomePod, so Natt Garun helps the crew break down all the information we’v...

Bonus: Walt Mossberg remembers the iPod nano
Apple announced this week that the iPod nano has been discontinued, taking down the website for both the shuffle and the nano today. Walt Mossberg - renowned tech reviewer, looks back on the iPod nano's origin with an anecdote about an interaction he had with Steve Jobs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

iPod nano discontinued, Microsoft Paint's fate, and Foxconn's new factory
The Vergecast summer 2017 continues! This week, The Verge launched Verge Guidebook, a new guide to show you what to buy, what you shouldn't, and how to use it all. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul start off the show discussing the new review system and how-tos coming to the site. Then, there’s another set of obituaries this week: Apple nano, Adobe Flash, and Microsoft Paint. The crew pays their respects to the weird moments these products gave us. Returning for episode 3 of her series Next Level, Lauren Goode stop...


Bixby launches, Alexa on Android, and a new hyperloop
Summer editions of The Vergecast continue as Nilay and Dieter welcome Ashley Carman and Jake Kastrenakes back to the show to discuss the news that hit the site this week. Elon Musk said he got “verbal” approval from The White House to build a hyperloop on the East Coast, Comcast is back at it again with statements on net neutrality, and we’ve got a few updates in the AI department. Also, Lauren Goode updates us on the newest episode of her series Next Level once again! This week, she visited Dolby Labs to ...

RIP Windows phone, net neutrality day of action, and Next Level
Welcome back to another week of The Vergecast. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter sit down in the studio to bring you the news that hit our site this week. First off, the net neutrality day of action was on Wednesday, as was Nilay’s piece on the matter. The gang debate the issue in this net neutrality “season” of news. Halfway through the show, senior tech editor Lauren Goode stops by to talk a little bit about her new video series Next Level, which shows the technology that’s being worked on at some of the world’s ...

Echo Look, RED announces a phone, and new iPhone rumors
The week of Independence Day, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter get together in a classic format of The Vergecast to bring you the top tech news that hit the site this week. To name a few, we’ve got a review of the Echo Look, a new Android phone announced, and some breaking news in the middle of the show. There’s a lot more in between that, so listen to it all and you’ll get it all. 04:48 - Amazon’s Echo Look does more for Amazon than it does for your style 25:17 - RED is making a $1,200 smartphone with a “holog...


The iPhone turns 10, Petya ransomware and an iOS 11 preview
Did you know it was the iPhone's 10th anniversary on Thursday? The Vergecast knows. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul talk about what the iPhone means to them, to the industry, and to the entire universe. With just a slight tangent to talk about Orbs for Kings. Better yet, Nilay interviewed Verge reporter Russell Brandom about the Petya ransomware. It's a segment Russell calls "CyberTalk," but Nilay wants to call it "Brandom Security with Russell Brandom." Please vote in the comments. 1:00 - The iPhone turns 10 21...

Uber’s CEO resigns, Tumblr’s fight for net neutrality, and Bixby first look
Here we go, another classic episode of The Vergecast. There were a lot of little things that happened this week, and we wanted to discuss them all, so Nilay, Dieter, and Paul go through their list of hits on the site. Also, to continue our weekly summer interview series, Nilay sits down with culture reporter Kaitlyn Tiffany to talk about her recent piece on Tumblr’s relationship with the fight over net neutrality. There’s so much in between all of this, so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all. 0...

Panos Panay, E3 2017, and iPad Pro 10.5-inch
Day two of The Vergecast this week! Yesterday, Nilay interviewed Brian Merchant, author of The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone. Today, we have another full episode with a lot going on. First off, E3 happened this week, and there’s a ton of news in the gaming world. Paul interviews culture reporter Megan Farokhmanesh (who is at the expo) live on tape to talk about what happened on the show floor, the press conferences, and the multitude of games that were shown. Next, Dieter and Nilay have a f...


Bonus: Brian Merchant, author of The One Device
We’re doing two episodes of The Vergecast this week — the usual one on Friday, and this very special edition with Brian Merchant, author of The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone. We ran a big excerpt of the book this week, and we got deep on talking about the book, where it came from, and Merchant’s feeling that we should know more about the technology products in our lives — and know more about the hundreds of people who make them, from the unsung engineers at tech companies to the extremely un...

HomePod, WWDC 2017, and DJI Spark
This week, it’s Apple’s turn to take over The Vergecast. Dieter and Jake have just come back from WWDC while Nilay and Paul watched from afar so the gang has a lot to talk about with the new products announced. We also have Ben Popper stop by the show to talk about DJI’s newest drone, the Spark. There’s a whole lot more in between that so listen to it all you get it all. 04:56 - Apple announces HomePod speaker to take on Sonos 32:14 - DJI Spark review with Ben Popper 47:22 - Apple announces new 10.5-i...

Code Conference, Essential Phone, and Chromebook Pro
This week’s Vergecast is recorded out of the studio. Nilay heads to the West Coast to reunite with Dieter, Lauren, and Casey at this year’s Code Conference. The gang discusses the speakers (in more than one way) at the event including Andy Rubin, Hillary Clinton, and Reed Hastings. They also chat a little about the news outside of the conference. Back in New York, Paul reports on gadget week with his weekly segment “Let me hug your robot heart.” There’s a whole lot more in between, so listen to get it all...


Gadget news, FCC's final proposal, and Vlad
Here’s The Vergecast. This week, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul plow through a week of news starting with (no surprise) the FCC’s ongoing mission to destroy net neutrality. This was also a week full of new gadgets — from the new Microsoft Surface Pro, to the Jamboard, to a $9,000 laptop, we walk you through the things we saw and reviewed in the Circuit Breaker world. Also, even though we filled our time, we added a bonus segment in between it all: Vlad Savov, a fan favorite of the show, stops by and quickly breaks...

Google I/O, Android O, and Assistant on the iPhone
Fresh out of my export folder is a brand new episode of The Vergecast. This week, because of the business that is Google I/O, we recorded our episode Friday morning. This resulted in Nilay’s attempt to bring a morning show vibe to episode 257, despite Dieter, Adi, Natt, and Paul’s (and my) disapproval of sound effects. There was a lot to discuss thanks to Google’s developer conference, so here it is! Enjoy! 06:43 - Google is finally replacing its bad emoji blobs in Android O 13:59 - Google Assistant is on...

Microsoft Build 2017, Echo Show, and a Cortana speaker
Welcome back. This week’s episode of The Vergecast comes after Microsoft Build 2017, so Nilay and Dieter bring in Ashley Carman and first-time guest Chaim Gartenberg, two of our great Circuit Breaker reporters, to fill us in on what happened. The cast also discusses Amazon’s newest addition to the Echo lineup, the Echo Show, and what’s happening with these voice assistant products. There’s a lot more in the show, so listen to it all to get all the scoops. 01:38 - Microsoft Build 2017 20:38 - Windows Sto...


Microsoft Surface laptop, Samsung DeX, and Google Doc phishing
This week Microsoft unveiled its new laptops in New York City, and Verge senior editor Tom Warren flew in from London to check it out. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter invite Tom to the show to discuss the new products from Microsoft and the various other news that popped up on the site this week, including Samsung’s new docking station, Apple’s earnings, and the Google Doc you should not have clicked. Will Dieter’s AirPods last throughout the show? Listen to find out. 01:26 - Microsoft Surface Laptop event 36:16...

Net neutrality special edition
We’ve got a special edition episode of The Vergecast for you this week. On Thursday, the FCC put out a draft proposal for reversing the net neutrality order of 2015. The Verge has been following FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s actions in restoring “Internet Freedom” and how it will affect the internet for all of us. Nilay Patel invites news editor Jake Kastrenakes on the show, who has been reporting on this for the past few months, as well as senior reporter Adi Robertson, who reported on the FCC’s net neutrality ...

Facebook F8, Galaxy S8, and Juicero's fate
Here we are! Another episode of The Vergecast. It’s been a busy week, which means lots for Nilay, Ashley, Dan, and Paul to talk about on the show. Facebook’s F8 developer conference took place this week so there’s lots of weird updates with AR, social VR, and mind reading. "It's two sci-fis at once," Paul says. And of course, the Galaxy S8 has been reviewed! Dan gives us his first-hand impressions, what his favorite features are, and whether he prefers it over the iPhone and the Pixel. And wow there’s a w...


iPhone chips, Scorpio specs, and RIP NES Classic
This week on Vergecast, Chris Plante is in town! Nilay, Dieter, and Paul bring him in to discuss a few things that confused us all throughout the week — Apple and Qualcomm suing each other, how the FCC may kill net neutrality, and Nintendo discontinuing the NES Classic. There’s a lot more in between all that so take a listen, give us a review, and enjoy your weekend. 01:50 - The FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality will also kill internet privacy 16:59 - Qualcomm sues Apple for hobbling its iPhone chips to...

Mac craziness, YouTube TV, and Project Scorpio
Hey! The Verge has brought you another episode of The Vergecast. This week we’ve got Nilay, Paul, Ashley, and Dieter talkin’ the tech talk to y’all: more specifically the future of Mac computers, Youtube TV, and the newest Android phones on the market. As always, Paul and Ashley share their gadget of the week, and Nilay makes fun of Dieter for wearing AirPods. Listen to the whole show for more. 02:50 - Apple working on “completely rethought” Mac Pro and pro display 28:30 - Paul’s weekly segment “Here’s ...

Galaxy S8 hands-on, FCC privacy rulings, and Ghost in the Shell
Welcome back! We have a great show for you today. No really! If you listen to this podcast, you know Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 this week, so Nilay and Dieter bring in senior editor and friend of the show Dan Seifert; who recently took a trip to South Korea to tour Samsung’s headquarters. Second half of the show, news editor Jake Kastrenakes joins to discuss his coverage of the FCC and privacy ruling in Congress. There’s even more! Megan Farokhmanesh is here to enlighten the crew on the culture side ...


The RED iPhone, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and the new iPad
The Vergecast returns to New York! Nilay, Dieter, Natt, and Megan are here to update you with the news of the week. Apple has a new iPhone... kinda! And a new iPad... kinda! Natt got a look at the Android O developer preview, and Megan played Mass Effect: Andromeda. There’s a lot of stuff in between that so listen! 01:40 - Apple’s new products 05:04 - Apple replaces iPad Air 2 with cheaper 9.7-inch iPad 10:38 - Apple bought the best utility app for the iPhone, Workflow 16:52 - Apple’s new Clips app make...

SXSW Films, Fasten, and Pandora Premium
On Sunday, Nilay and Dieter brought The Vergecast to Austin, TX for South by Southwest 2017 and streamed it live on Facebook. Today we did it again! This time, we welcome culture reporter Megan Farokhmanesh and senior editor Chris Plante on to talk about what happened so far in the culture world at SXSW, most notably the film festival. Also, with addition to more tech news that’s happened since Sunday, we open the floor for questions from the audience. 01:58 - Atomic Blonde is a good movie improved by a...

SXSW Part 1, Facebook Messenger Day, and Sonos Playbase
As you may have heard, The Vergecast is live this week at South by Southwest! We have one episode down and another one to go on Tuesday. On this special episode, Nilay and Dieter welcome Lauren Goode and Casey Newton on to talk the news outside of SXSW; in the tech world. And the show wouldn’t be complete without the weekly gadget segment, so Paul — relaxing at home in New York — sent the gang a letter to keep the tradition alive. You can listen here, or watch the video on The Verge Facebook page. 03:5...


Google Cloud Next Conference, Iron Fist, and Hot Tinder
On this special episode of The Vergecast, the ladies of The Verge take over the show. Did you know that nearly half of the team is female? Seriously, we’re probably two women away from a 50 / 50 split, but you’d never know that if you only listened to The Vergecast! That’s why, in honor of International Women’s Day this week (and Women’s History Month all month!), we have Megan Farokhmanesh, Adi Robertson, Natt Garun, and Ashley Carman in the studio talking about Google’s big and enterprise-y week, Iron Fis...

Switch review, Galaxy S8 leaks, and iPhone with USB-C
Usually I start these posts by apologizing, but ya know... by now I think you know what you’ve gotten yourself into — unless this is your first episode. So great! Hey! We’ve got a great show for you! (This is a podcast.) Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Ross Miller, and Paul Miller (no relation) compiled a list of things from our cherished website TheVerge.com and dug a little deeper, with different angles, viewpoints, and behind-the-scenes journalistic insight. We’ve got more time with the Nintendo Switch than w...

Bonus: Vergecast at SXSW 2017
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The anniversary of Scissor Vodka, Nintendo Switch hands-on, and the secret behind the OP-1 processor
Hello! We’re still testing out our new studios so we thought we’d see how many people we can fit into the show. This week we’ve got Nilay, Paul, and Ashley in the podcast room, with Dieter and Chris Plante coming in over Skype. Everyone had so much to say so we gave you a few bonus minutes to listen to. Included are: Chris’ Nintendo Switch review, Dieter’s scoop about chips in Chromebooks, some MWC previews, and much, much more! 04:26 - Nintendo Switch hands-on 23:24 - Solving the mystery behind the OP1 ...

Planet of the Apps, Verizon unlimited, and Sonos audio
Hey, y’all. This week’s episode of Vergecast is the first in our new studio. And our heroes (Nilay, Paul, and Dieter, in case you were unaware) are still getting used to it. But you can’t see them while you’re listening, so it doesn’t really matter! It’s a new look but it has the same great taste. Topics on this week’s show include: lots of TV talk, including Apple TV and Caavo; more unlimited data plans; a bit of consumer audio speak; and a few anecdotes and reviews sprinkled in. And Megan Farokhmanesh st...

Android Wear 2.0, Google Smart Home, and Vizio gets caught
This week on Vergecast, we’re in our new office! But our studios aren’t ready yet! So Nilay and Paul set up in a conference room and Skype with Dieter to share what they learned in the tech world over the past seven days. We even recorded it for you! Here it is. 01:54 - Android Wear 2.0 14:52 - Google Assistant on phone and smart home 27:02 - Apple's Ultra Accessory Connector dashes any hopes of a USB-C iPhone 32:08 - Fidget cube 33:56 - Most smart TVs are tracking you — Vizio just got caught 43:52 -...


Snap Inc IPO, ARM processors in Macbooks, and Apple earnings
Vergecast episode 241! This week, Nilay and Dieter bring back Ross Miller and Megan Farokhmanesh to assist covering the news from this week. Snap Inc. filed for a $3 billion IPO, Apple is reportedly putting ARM chips in Macs, and Facebook is making a TV app. In between all that listen to Nilay’s take on fire logs, Dieter’s experience with a Zelda-themed escape room, and the wackiness of internet culture from Megan and Ross. Nilay and Dieter apologized for this episode to me personally — but really, we cove...

Samsung Galaxy S8, the politics of science, and the net neutrality debate reignited
Another Vergecast is up! We have a CES Twitter live show reunion, featuring Nilay, Dieter, Megan, and Paul discussing this week in news. As Nilay mentions throughout the show, the gang has senioritis as they prepare to move to new offices next week... just FYI. Also, Verge science editor Liz Lopatto returns to the show to discuss the new administration’s action toward the science world, and how the scientists are handling it. If you keep listening, you’ll come upon a talk about net neutrality — another de...

FTC vs Qualcomm, Trump vs Apple, and Oculus vs ZeniMax
This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, Ashley, and Dieter take on the topics in the tech world you may have missed out on this week. Trump spoke with Tim Cook about moving production of Apple products to the US; Qualcomm is being sued by the Federal Trade Commission; and both Palmer Luckey and Mark Zuckerberg take the stand in the Oculus trade secrets trial. That’s only the first half of the show, so keep listening for more on this week in tech. 3:07 - Trump / Apple 17:03 - FTC / Qualcomm 24:29 - Oculus T...


iPhone 10th anniversary, Nintendo Switch, and the HTC U Ultra
You watched the live show at CES and now we’re back in podcast mode. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul get together to share some of their experiences from the Consumer Electronics Show, along with a review of what happened this week. The iPhone turned 10 on Tuesday, so the trio looks back to when it was first announced and discuss what will happen with smartphones in the future. There’s also lots of gadget talk: HTC’s U Ultra, the Nintendo Switch (!), and lots of throwback devices. This is a really good nerdy tech-c...

CES 2017 Day 3
This year, we hosted The Vergecast Live at CES 2017 as a Twitter Live video show. We've decided to share the full audio here, but you can see clips from the show on Twitter (@Verge). The following is from Friday, January 6th. http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/7/14200992/vergecast-live-at-ces-2017-twitter-replay-rewatch-vod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

CES 2017 Day 2
This year, we hosted The Vergecast Live at CES 2017 as a Twitter Live video show. We've decided to share the full audio here, but you can see clips from the show on Twitter (@Verge) and catch our last show Friday at 4:30PT at ces.twitter.com. The following is from Thursday, January 5th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


CES 2017 Day 1
This year, we hosted The Vergecast Live at CES 2017 as a Twitter Live video show. We've decided to share the full audio here, but you can see clips from the show on Twitter @Verge and catch our last show Friday at 4:30PT at ces.twitter.com. The following is from Wednesday, January 4th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Zuckerberg's smart home, Android Wear, and CES predictions
As the year ends, Nilay, Dieter, Paul, and Ross gather together from across the country via Skype to sit down and bring up what’s been troubling them this week. Nilay can’t stand Mark Zuckerberg’s video about his home AI, Dieter doesn’t know what laptop to take to CES, Paul feels that emoji is too totalitarian, and Ross...is already in holiday mode. Grab a glass of eggnog (from justthenog.com) and sit beside the fire with your favorite tech luminaries of 2016. 04:11 - Mark Zuckerberg’s “smart home” 14:56...

Super Mario Run, Uber's self-driving cars, and Apple's new TV app
Everyone was in New York this week, so we had a jam-packed studio with Nilay, Dieter, and Paul, along with culture reporter Megan Farokhmanesh and transportation reporter Andrew Hawkins. Megan joins us on Vergecast for the first time to talk about what dominates the site this week: Nintendo’s new mobile game Super Mario Run, and the new Star Wars film Rogue One (no spoilers). Meanwhile, Andrew enlightens us on what is going on in the world of self-driving cars: Uber’s autonomous cars in San Francisco, and G...


Fitbit buys Pebble, Windows 10 on ARM, and gadgets aren't dead
Nilay, Dieter, Lauren, and Ashley are back! This week on Vergecast, we talk about Fitbit buying Pebble, the status of the gadget universe, and Microsoft bringing Windows desktop apps to mobile ARM processors. Lots of tech, lots of jokes, here we go. 01:34 - Fitbit / Pebble / wearables 18:23 - Gadgets aren’t dead 33:10 - Windows / ARM 53:23 - Lightning round (Westworld spoilers 53:23–55:10) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Net neutrality, Final Fantasy, Gilmore Girls, and the Spectacles line
Welcome to Vergecast Lonely Paul edition. Dieter and Nilay are out this week, so Paul enlisted some of his colleagues who would never let him down like that and made his own Vergecast that's centered around talking to people not named Dieter or Nilay. Want to learn what AT&T's new DirecTV Now service has to do with net neutrality? Want to figure out why nearly all women and nearly everybody actually loves Gilmore Girls? Want to know if video games are good sometimes? Want to experience what it would be like...

Fake news, Touchbar, and the Surface Studio
The tech review season continues this week with reviews of the Macbook Pro with Touch Bar, Microsoft’s Surface Studio, and even an actual book that Apple released. This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter give an overview of these products along with the topic of the week (or the month, or maybe the year): the problem of social media dealing with fake news articles that go viral. Paul sits down with Casey Newton, Silicon Valley editor at The Verge to discuss it all. 00:48 - Fake news on social netw...


Daydream, Playstation Pro, Snapchat, and Instagram
Here we are, a few days after the election. With the world still adjusting to the future, we thought we’d give you a break from it all and briefly talk about what we know best: the future of technology. This week we have reviews for the Playstation 4 Pro and Google Daydream, the continuing saga of adapting to a plug drought, and Snapchat’s new Spectacles that were released to the public this week. So sit back, relax, (unless you are driving... if you’re driving and listening to this please focus on the ro...

Verge turns 5, Google Home, and Assistant
Happy Vergecast day! Look we’ve got a new logo! This week, in honor of The Verge’s fifth anniversary and the redesign of the website, we start off the show by giving some behind-the-scenes details on the new things you see on the site and things we’ve changed. But don’t worry, we still have that weekly news you all subscribe for. Nilay, Dieter, Paul, and Dan discuss using the Google Home speaker and how it works with the Google Assistant. Also, we have reviews of the 13-inch Macbook Pro (yeah the one with...

Macbook Pro, Surface Studio, and the events surrounding
This week is a special episode of The Vergecast. After attending the Apple event, Nilay and Dieter sit down in San Francisco together and talk about the newest product announcements from Cupertino. Let us not forget, Microsoft also announced new computers this week! We invited an old friend of the show, senior editor Vlad Savov, to help cover it all. 01:27 - Microsoft event/Surface Studio 24:00 - Apple Mac event 28:25 - Macbook Pro 32:27 - Touchbar 41:01 - Specs 52:39 - Apple TV app Learn more about ...


Pixel, Nintendo Switch, and new MacBook Pros
This week at The Verge has been a busy one! Reviews for Google’s Pixel phone are out, Chinese tech firm LeEco just announced a plethora of new products coming to the US, Nintendo finally showed us new hardware for their games, and Apple is teasing a new Mac event for next week. Even Tesla had a few things to say. Nilay, Dieter, Paul, and Jordan cover it all on this week’s Vergecast. 02:27 - Google Pixel review 24:06 - Masterclass ad 27:24 - Tesla 39:27 - Hello Fresh ad 41:26 - LeEco 54:21 - Nintendo ...

Galaxy Note 7s don’t explode, they sizzle
This week on Vergecast, we have the exclusive interview with our tech and transportation reporter Jordan Golson, who has been reporting nonstop on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle. Nilay, Lauren, and Paul welcome Jordan to the show to talk about the recent events regarding Samsung, as well as what it means for competitors and the tech ecosystem. 02:42 - Samsung recall 22:48 - Masterclass ad 27:07 - Google Pixel 36:44 - iOS10 37:12 - Samsung vs. Apple 50:15 - Graphicstock ad 51:24 - Ashley’s weekly s...

Google event, Oculus event, and Playstation VR
This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, Dan, and Dieter cover two big events and announcements from the past few days. As you may have read on the site, Google announced a plethora of hardware devices on Tuesday. Then yesterday, Oculus announced a few new features for their VR platform. Will Nilay buy a Pixel on the show? Listen and find out. 01:42 - Google event, new products, and new competition 38:16 - Oculus event and VR 49:08 - Paul’s weekly segment “Having a Coke with you” 51:14 - Lightning roun...


SpaceX, colonizing Mars, and Snapchat spectacles
This week on Vergecast, science editor Liz Lopatto is in town and stops by the Vergecast to talk about the news out of the International Astronautical Congress; Elon Musk's plan to colonize Mars. Paul also interviews Loren Grush live in Mexico at the event and breaks down Mr. Musk's presentation. The cast also talks about the death of BlackBerry-made phones, the ever-changing use of smartwatches, and Snapchat's Spectacles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Siri, Sierra, Photokina, and Allo
Apple ended our summer with the release of both new hardware and software. Now that fall has finally arrived, we await the next big tech event...from Google. This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, Ashley, and Dieter float between these two rituals with reviews and rumors about both companies. Throw in a bit of prosumer camera talk and we’ve got a show goin’. 01:17 - iOS10 11:18 - Siri 15:02 - macOS Sierra 21:31 - Apple rumored to buy McLaren and Lit 23:06 - Autodesk Graphic ad 24:05 - Photokina, cameras...

AirPods, exploding batteries, and yeah Apple
After a week of swimming in Apple news, the classic cast of Nilay, Lauren, Dieter, and Paul get together via the internet to get deeper into their reviews of the new products and talk a little bit about their effect on the near future of consumer tech. 01:38 – Galaxy Note 7 recall 13:01 – Apple Watch 20:13 – AirPods / Bluetooth 32:44 – Autodesk Graphic ad 33:43 – watchOS 3 39:03 – iPhone 7 53:00 – Wealthfront ad 53:37 – Paul's weekly segment "Costco Cool" 57:11 – Lightning audio round Learn more ab...


Playstation 4 Pro, 4K, and for your entertainment
While Nilay, Dieter, Lauren, and Walt make a Vergecast out of Ctrl-Walt-Delete, this leaves Paul to head the show this week with Chris Plante to talk about the other thing that happened on Wednesday: the Sony Playstation 4 Pro event. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

IFA, the Yoga Book, and looking ahead at the Apple event
The IFA, or Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin, is upon us and we are looking at the best tech announced at the show. Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, Ashley Carman, and Dan Seifert give us the scoop on the birth of new gadgets, the death of others, and the continuation of the booming gadget market. Paul also calls up senior editor Vlad Savov, who is on the show floor at IFA, to give us a first-hand experience of the show. 01:53 - RIP Sunrise 08:16 - RIP Chromebook Pixel 10:42 - Sonos 20:48 - Interview with...

Hack the planet
This week on Vergecast, it's Wilderness Week! Nilay, Paul, and Dieter welcome video director James Temple to the show to talk about his new Verge series, Climate Hackers, which features scientists set on trying to reverse the effects of climate change. The cast also goes into this week in tech: the performance of the Galaxy Note 7, Apple's rumored Snapchat clone, as well as Android Nougat and the problem with getting it on certain phones. 2:07 - Android Nougat 14:02 - Android update problem persists 18:...


Unlimited data, Galaxy Note 7, and a merch store
This week on our flagship audio experience, our cast of tech luminaries Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Paul Miller, and Dan Seifert break down new unlimited data plans and what they really mean for the consumer. Dan also details the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 after reviewing it this week and Dieter and Paul talk about Google, including the new Nexus phone arriving this year and a new operating system Fuchsia. Halfway through the show we bring back the enlightening Nicola Fumo to give us her take on the tech world th...

Apple rumors, wireless headphones and No Man’s Sky
This week on Vergecast, both Nilay and Paul are out so Dieter and Lauren have taken the reins and invited fellow Verge colleagues Chris Plante, Dan Seifert, and Ross Miller to the show. The group discusses Apple rumors, new video game consoles, and No Man's Sky. 1:46 – Apple rumors 25:26 – Wireless headphones 28:42 – Game consoles 47:03 - No Man's Sky 55:36 – Dan's cool gadgets for rad dudes / dudettes 1:03:11 – Lightning round Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Amped on sparks
This week on Vergecast, our usual team of Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, and Dieter Bohn bring in senior editor, tech expert, and friend of the show Dan Seifert to discus Samsung and their new Galaxy Note 7. Dieter gives us his review of the Xbox One S, and the Flag Ship goes deep into Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages and what this means for the web. 01:28 - Xbox One S 15:43 - Google AMP 37:15 - Paul's "The gadgets have eyes" 41:16 - Galaxy Note 7 48:40 - Samsung 57:29 - TV talk Learn more about your ad choi...


Two admirals, a coxswain, and a guy with a steering wheel
We've been going over in time for the past few episodes, and this week is no exception. But we have an excuse. It's earnings week and there are a lot of thoughts. Nilay, Dieter, Paul, and Lauren bring the news right to your ears. 01:55 - Apple earnings 22:52 - Apple car 25:33 - The trolley problem 29:09 - Apple TV 44:45 - Paul's "Gadget Flavor" 50:31 - Google earnings 53:51 - Facebook earnings 54:53 - Twitter earnings 1:00:43 - Google hardware 1:04:52 - Amazon earnings 1:05:53 - BLU phone Lear...

ARM, EFF, and SDCC
With a classic cast of Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Paul Miller, and Lauren Goode, we have a very nerdy episode of Vergecast this week. For starters, there’s the news about SoftBank buying chip maker ARM, then the Electric Frontier Foundation filing a lawsuit that takes on anti-circumvention rules. The gang also goes deep into nostalgia with classic consumer electronics. But we couldn’t leave it at that. Paul interviews our own senior reporter Bryan Bishop, who calls in live from San Diego Comic-Con to tell us...

What is a monetization structure?
This week on Vergecast, Senior Editor Chris Plante comes to town to join Paul, Nilay, and video director Miriam Nielsen to discuss the overwhelming response to topics reported on our site; Pokémon GO and Nintendo's new NES. They also go deeper into augmented reality and how Nintendo is dealing with their properties. Paul once again brings us his weekly segment "Pokémon GO Tips and Tricks Review: Gadgets" 03:38 - Pokémon GO 16:59 - AR 33:40 - Nintendo 47:58- Paul's "Pokémon GO Tips and Tricks Review: Gadgets...


iOS 10, Sierra, and bookstore bathrooms
03:12 Apple Battery Case 05:10 News Intro 06:08 Apple Updates 08:10 Live Photos 10:45 IOS 10 Updates 44:15 Gadget Guyz 49:00 Pokemon Go 54:60 Lightning Round Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Secrets
This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul bring in resident cybersecurity expert Russell Brandom to explain the cryptocurrency Ethereum and how there was a recent attack on the Decentralized Autonomous Organization which stole $53 million. Then, later on in the show a surprise guest pops in to give us breaking news on the Android. And after you listen to the podcast, head over to theverge.com and cast your vote in the poll for this week's Gadget Face-off featured on this week's podcast! 03:52 - Ethere...

Oh gadget, my gadget
This week on Vergecast, Paul Miller and Ashley Carman, part of our Circuit Breaker team, join Nilay and Dieter to discuss trends they've noticed while blogging. Also, fan favorite Nicola Fumo stops by the show to tell us what she's been up to and explains her recent tech troubles. This wouldn't be a tech podcast without us discussing the iPhone headphone jack rumors so get ready for that too! 01:46 - Gadgets with Paul and Ashley 08:20 - Headphone jack debate 21:53 - Coors ad 22:57 - Nicola Fumo guest 38:0...


Live from WWDC and E3
Another week on the road for Vergecast; we recorded from WWDC and we have (cross off your bingo square) special guests! All together in the same room again, Nilay and Dieter bring back the ever-wise Lauren Goode and Walt Mossberg, with first-time Vergecaster and co-anchor of CNBC's "Squawk Alley" Jon Fortt. Also, Paul Miller's weekly segment "Games are Gadgets Too" calls Casey Newton live from E3 to talk about the newest demos on the show floor. watchOS 01:58 macOS 17:39 tvOS 28:31 Paul’s Games are Gadgets...

So much news this week and more to come next week
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Dan Seifert sit down and don't know where to start so they bring in Paul Miller and Loren Grush to help them out. The gang talks Lenovo Tech World, Nest, WWDC, Game of Thrones and much much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Live from Code Conference
This week on a late night, sleep-deprived Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter reunite in Los Angeles to attend Recode's Code Conference and meet up with Lauren Goode and Casey Newton to give their take on the interviews and throw in a few anecdotes from the night. Things get silly. Also, Paul Miller updates us on new PC backpacks on this week's Gadget of the Week/Gadget Corner (we're still working on the name). 04:26 - Jeff Bezos 34:56 - Paul’s Gadget of the Week 37:32 - Casey reads an ad for Squarespace 39:35 - ...


Season 3
Vergecast is back! But something is different…Dieter moved to San Francisco and Nilay is still in New York City. How can they make it work? This is the future and we can chat in cyberspace, that's how. Using ~technology~ we also patch in Paul Miller and Lauren Goode for a special State of Tech discussion. Wait! There's more! Nilay interviews Kara Swisher, executive editor of Recode, to talk about what's to come with this year's mammoth guest lineup at the Code Conference. We want your feedback! Tell us wha...

Emotional time zones
This week on Vergecast, Dieter and Nilay bring back Paul Miller to talk about this week in tech and gadgets, as well as science reporter Arielle Duhaime-Ross to discuss what it was like to spend four days with a biohacker while he tried to kill and then replace his body’s bacteria. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Introducing Circuit Breaker, Google hardware, and the next Apple Watch
With Nilay out, Dieter brings in the editor of Circuit Breaker, Paul Miller, and news editor Jake Kastrenakes to discuss this week in tech. Racked senior reporter Nicola Fumo engages the hype matrix in this week's episode of Vergecast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Purple Macbook
This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, Adi, and Nicola discuss the legacy of Prince, the new MacBook, and the mystery of Magic Leap. Also Nilay talks with Professor Randal Picker of University of Chicago Law School to explain Google's antirust charges from the European Union. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Facebook in space
Nilay and Dieter bring back science reporter Loren Grush to take on this week's news in science and tech; discussing Facebook's F8 developer conference, SpaceX, and Telsa's Model S. Racked senior reporter Nicola Fumo engineers the hype matrix once again for this spaced out episode of Vergecast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Reunion
Happy 200! Hear the uncut and unscripted episode featuring Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and special guests Joanna Stern, Paul Miller, Chris Ziegler, and Ross Miller as they reminisce about the early days of The Verge and also talk tech news today. This is an episode you don't want to miss! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Juice responsibly
This week on the Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, Jake, and Nicola review the reviews! The iPad Pro 9.7, Soundcloud Go, and the Microsoft Build developer conference; with much talk about bots. We're covering all the top tech news so if you liked what you read this week, listen in for the in depth discussion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Is kale more interesting than the iPhone SE?
This week on Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter bring in news editor Jake Kastrenakes to discuss happenings at the Apple event this week as well as Vizio's new products and initiatives. Racked style editor Nicola Fumo again joins us to helm the hype matrix. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Team Spherical
This week on the Vergecast, Nilay welcomes some of our video team: producer Tre Shallowhorn, directors Tom Connors and Miriam Nielsen, and creative director James Bareham, to discuss the process of developing our 360 video interview with Michelle Obama and also talking about this week in tech news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Walk of life
This week on Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter are joined by news editor Jake Kastrenakes; discussing Google's Android N, Samsung's Galaxy S7, as well as science reporter/space cadet Loren Grush to talk Blue Origin and other space news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

VR, Amazon Echo, and more VR
Nilay and Dieter are joined by senior reporter Adi Robertson to talk VR technology and fan favorite: Amazon Echo. Racked style editor Nicola Fumo operates the hype matrix once again in this week's episode of Vergecast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Cut the night
Another week of Vergecast and we have SO much to talk about so we extended the episode to 90 minutes…and then some.Mobile World Congress just wrapped up so Nilay, Dieter, and news editor Jake Kastrenakes are here to analyze the coverage. Also, the Oscars are this Sunday so our entertainment section is taking over Vergecast during halftime! Entertainment editor Emily Yoshida leads the discussion with entertainment editor Jamieson Cox, and senior reporter Bryan Bishop. Nicola Fumo commands the hype matrix onc...


Encryption in the hype matrix
This week on Vergecast, Nilay returns, bringing in business editor Ben Popper to unfold his feature on public schools’ initiative to bring Chromebooks into classrooms. Reporter Russell Brandom joins to discuss the timely debate on encryption in light of this week’s Apple news. Racked style editor Nicola Fumo reclaims the hype desk to introduce the "Fumo hype matrix." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

TLOP: The Love of Physics
This week on the Vergecast, with Dieter, Nilay, and Nicola missing we have put together an alternative cast featuring Chris Ziegler, Sean O'Kane, and Loren Grush, with video director Mark Linsangan and social video reporter Kirsten Frisina discussing the news of gravitational waves, Google cars, and maybe a little Valentine's Day talk. Also, will there be a Clockstoppers 2? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Morning Computer
This week on The Vergecast, Dieter and Nilay are joined by Dan Seifert and Racked style editor Nicola Fumo to discuss the iPad air 3, Amazon Echo features, the new Uber logo, Apple software and lots more. Also, what would happen if ALF and Urkel met? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Brain gotta get there
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by Lauren Goode and Racked style editor Nicola Fumo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Pain is Available at 6
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by Jake Kastrenakes and Racked style editor Nicola Fumo to talk about T-Pain, T-Pain's house, and Apple's new set of music making apps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Facist papa color
This week on The Vergecast, Dieter Bohn is joined by Emily Yoshida, Nicola Fumo, and Sean O'Kane as the panel checks in for the first time since CES 2016. The topics of discussion include the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Oscar nominations, and bad tech fashion. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


CES 2016 Day 4
Today on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, Casey, and Nicola gather together one more time at CES 2016 and chat about what they saw, what they learned, and what is next to come post-CES. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

CES 2016 Day 3
Today on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by Nicola Fumo, Vlad Savov and Kirsten Frisina to discuss CES 2016. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

CES 2016 Day 2
On Day 2, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by some familiar faces as Joanna Stern and Sam Sheffer return to talk about CES. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


CES 2016 Day 1
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by Dan Seifert, Lauren Goode, and Sean O'Kane in Las Vegas at CES 2016. The panel discussed the numerous keynotes, including Intel, LG, Samsung and Sony, being very tired, and 3D printed souls. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Star Wars: The spoilers unleashed
This week on a very special Vergecast, we discuss all things Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Emily Yoshida and Ross Miller will be joined by Bryan Bishop and Tasha Robinson to have a critic's discussion of the new film. Kaitlyn Tiffany will be occupying the hypeseat and will likely interject Hamilton into the discussion. Be warned: there will be spoilers. This is an episode that should be listened to after you see the movie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Alexa, play Vergecast
This week on the Vergecast, Nilay is joined by Casey Newton, Chris Plante and Nicola Fumo (who is keeping Project Figure Head in full effect). The panel discusses the iPhone battery case and Nicola tries to put together the Google Pixel C. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Fear the reaper
This week on The Vergecast, Dieter Bohn is joined by a rotating panel of guests, as well as Nicola Fumo in the hypeseat. Elmo Keep, the author of our massive feature on Transhumanism, will be on to discuss presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan with Vergecast rookie Michael Zelenko. We'll also have our car experts Chris Ziegler and Andrew Hawkins on to talk about cars, car sharing, and car feelings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Tinder DJs
Today on The Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter are joined in studio by Lauren Goode to continue their discussion about the iPad Pro, as well as how it stacks up against the Surface Pro 4. In addition, the panel will discuss the end of Rdio, as well as the best set-top box on the market. Nicola Fumo once again occupies the hypeseat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Swipe left for iPad
The week on the Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter are joined by Nicola Fumo and Lauren Goode to talk about the iPad Pro, Tinder, and the BlackBerry Priv. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


The state of Android, smartwatches and Twitter hearts
This week brought no shortage of topics to discuss, but one item stood out among the smoke and mirrors. Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Dan Seifert are joined by Nicola Fumo of Racked in the hypeseat to discuss the state of smartwatches, what might happen with Google's two operating systems, and of course, the new branded vape from musical artist The Weeknd. It's not one to miss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Apple TV, universal remotes, and the joy of dropping phones
It was a good week to arguing about the state of television, with both Apple and Roku releasing new content delivery boxes. A trio of original Verge editors — Nilay Patel, Chris Ziegler, and Ross Miller — are joined by Helen Havlak in the Hype seat. In between heated debates about universal remotes and IR blasters, our Fab Four find time to talk about HTC's One A9 and — quite literally — toss around the new "drop-proof" Droid Turbo 2. Don't worry, you'll hear it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit mega...

The Hype Council is in session
This week on the Vergecast, Joanna Stern invades to talk about the Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4 — and Tom Warren joins the invasion over Skype. And for the first time, the Hype Council of Kirsten Frisina, Loren Grush, and Kaitlyn Tiffany sit in judgement of the Nexus 6P and YouTube Red. Along with Dieter and Nilay, that's seven humans. It doesn't get more Vergecast than this. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Coterie of vapes
This week's Vergecast features Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Chris Plante in the Skype seat, and Nicola Fumo in the Hype seat. They talk fashion and tech struggles, Pax, bro's gold iPhones, Metal Gear, Battlefront, this fall's video game releases, new iMacs, the new Harmony Universal Remote, and — well — weed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

The perfect Swiss man
Dieter Bohn, Nilay Patel, Casey Newton, and Kirsten Frisina on the hype-seat caress your brain with knowledge about Microsoft's new confident and purposeful direction, whether Twitter Moments is useful or not, Google AMP's benefits for the internet at large, and how the Steve Jobs movie is a great film but also a castle of lies. Thought of the 'cast: If you die in HoloLens, do you die in real life? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Soccer moms racing turbos
Dieter Bohn, Nilay Patel and hype-seater Kristen Frisina are joined by Chris Ziegler and Lauren Goode in a rare five-seater that eats up the week’s news, including the new Nexus phones, the Chromecast dongles, the Pixel C tablet, the new over-engineered Tesla, and Dieter’s nefarious plan to sprinkle gluten over the food at Google events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Ctrl-Walt-Delete: Nilay owes Walt $100
Walt and Nilay kick things off with a discussion of the iPhone 6S, the weird new prices of phones, the 2007 iPhone, and more. Subscribe to Ctrl-Walt-Delete on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ctrl-+-walt-+-delete/id1043196031?mt=2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Pacific Time should be illegal
Nilay Patel is joined by Liz Lopatto, Loren Grush, and hype-seater Arielle Duhaime-Ross in a special science issue of The Vergecast. They break down why The Verge cares about science, the space (lack of) race, Verge staff childhood misadventures, the Vergier year ahead and the terrible, oh-so-terrible use of exclamation points in ad copy. Don't forget to check out our brand new podcast Ctrl-Walt-Delete with our very own Walt Mossberg. The first episode will be on our Vergecast feed right after this. Learn m...

A threatening Greg
Special guest Farhad Manjoo of The New York Times joins Dieter Bohn, Nilay Patel, and new hype-seater Kirsten Frisina to talk ad blocking and the changing state of the internet, Alexa versus Siri, the house of the future, Google beyond search, the possibility of threatening Gregs, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Peek, pop, whip, and nae nae
A day after Apple’s huge event, we ran through all the big announcements. The Hype Seat has transformed into the Skype Seat so that Casey Newton can join Dieter Bohn, Jake Kastrenakes, and Chris Welch. Is the Apple TV just a super Roku? Just how Surface-y is the new iPad Pro? If you 3D Touch a 2D screen in a 1D forest, does it make a sound? All these questions will be answered with a Live Shot, except instead of a moving picture it’s a podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Hype's out for summer
What started as a chill summer situation becomes very heated this week. Nilay, Dieter, Sam, and Special British Guest Tom Warren discuss Windows 10, Apple Music, an alleged new Moto X, and The Beach Boys. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Shoutout to grandmas
There's lots of news this week, so there are lots of guests as well. Nilay and Dieter are joined by Sean O'Kane, Jake Kastrenakes, and Kaitlyn Tiffany to talk about the Pluto flyby, San Diego Comic-Con, Windows 10, Reddit, and further refinement of the hype scale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Uphill to Pluto both ways
We're back in the Bohn Zone as Dieter is in charge of the proceedings this week. Tom Warren is on hand to catch us up on Microsoft's Nokia woes, and we welcome Vergecast rookies Sean O'Kane and Loren Grush to discuss the future of space. And of course, Sam Sheffer is on hand to check hype throughout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Worldwide!
Shoutout to music! Shoutout to stars! Shoutout to hearts! This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Emily are joined by Racked's Nicola Fumo in the hype seat to discuss Apple Music, Beats 1 radio, the cultural force that is Magic Mike XXL, and the fate of comments. Crank it up and get ready to join us in motivational chants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Puddle of burn
Welcome to a very special episode of The Vergecast, featuring our new colleagues from Re/code, Walt Mossberg and Lauren Goode. They join Nilay and Sam to take a break from the news this week, and take stock of the state of the union in tech. From Amazon and Google to Microsoft and Beyonce, the crew takes stock of where we are, and what constitutes hype. Don't miss this one. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Hot swap your D-pad
It's a special bicoastal episode of The Vergecast, as Nilay, Dieter, Emily, and Sam are joined remotely by the one and only Casey Newton, live from the E3 convention in Los Angeles. It's been a big show, and there are some big opinions about it on display here. And while we're on the subject of opinions, Emily comes to the table with plenty of them as the discussion moves to this week's Game of Thrones season finale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Bad Millennial
On this week's show, special guest Nicola Fumo from Racked joins us to talk about Apple. But we couldn't get to Apple right away, because Oculus up and decided to announce a million VR things. So Dieter Bohn had feelings about those VR things. Then Nilay Patel had feelings about WWDC things and Emily had feelings about Apple Music things. Then Nicola had feelings about Millennials. That's what The Vergecast is for: feelings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

What do you own?
On this week's show, Nilay Patel has some thoughts on ownership, Dieter Bohn offers some feelings about Google, Adi Robertson makes assertions about Ingress, and Sam Sheffer spends the whole hour downloading illegal ROMs. There's also some talk about Recode, Google I/O, and WWDC predictions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Spoken like a true snake person
This week we have a special Google I/O edition of the Vergecast, guest hosted by Ross Miller, Emily Yoshida, Dan Seifert, and Sam Sheffer. They discuss the announcements out of the keynote, including Now on Tap, Photos, Android M, Cardboard, and the fact that Dan cannot tell his own children apart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Lumber guitar licks
The music industry is (and has been) undergoing significant changes. Join Nilay Patel, Micah Singleton, Emily Yoshida, and Sam Sheffer as they discuss Spotify’s expansion, Sony Music’s no-to-secret contract with Spotify, Apple’s upcoming music service, iTunes, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Air Bud 6
Nilay Patel is fired up about media aquisions, Dieter Bohn is delirious, Sam Sheffer is hyped beyond belief, Russell Brandom is on the Facebook beat, and Josh Dzieza is on hand to report on the rat takeover. What a time to be alive. Join us, won't you? This week's Vergecast is sponsored by: Highfive Igloo Tripcase Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Why is Offline So Hard
How do you augment reality? With music? With the Microsoft HoloLens? With insane superhero Avengers mythology? Yes, yes, and yes. All those topics and more in this week's podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Helmets Are the Future
It's been an action-packed week in tech, and we're here to keep the adrenaline pumping. Micah Singleton and TC Sottek join Nilay Patel and Sam Sheffer to reflect on daily life with Apple Watch, the leather backed LG G4, the future of HoloLens, and what exactly Hadoop is, anyway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Comcast, Time Warner, Google Fi, and Apple Watch
It may sound as if this episode of The Vergecast were recorded from within the aisles a Party City, but no; it's just our enthusiastic celebration of our sesquicentennial episode. Join us as we combine all the classic ingredients of a successful birthday blowout: failed corporate mergers, MVNOs, smartwatch apps, and silly cardboard hats. Thanks for listening for 150 episodes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


The Force Naps
It's a veritable who's who of podcasting today, as Dieter Bohn takes the Vergecast reigns, and invites Chris Ziegler, Sam Sheffer, Emily Yoshida, and Kwame Opam to The Vergecast. We've got the gold MacBook, the Surface 3, the new Star Wars trailer, and Ryan Gosling's rumored presence in a Blade Runner sequel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

I Don't Think Anyone is Great
There is finally an actual Apple Watch in the studio, and Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Joanna Stern, and Sam Sheffer are on hand to look at it, talk about it, and force touch it. Also on the show are the new MacBook, Android Wear on iOS, and a genuine Motorola selfie stick. Join us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Netflix Bedtime
What ever happened to predictability? Well, we're throwing it out the window today, as special guests Liz Lopatto and Kwame Opam join Nilay and Sam, with a very special crossover cameo at the top of the show. It's a rare condition, this day and age, to read any good news on the newspaper page, so it's a mixed bag of topics this week. We've got Furious 7, Microsoft's newest Surface, the ongoing Californian drought, Amazon Dash and Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. Only time will tell if all these dreams fit under o...


Good radio
It's another tech-filled week, but this one is just a little more British than usual. International visitor Tom Warren joins Nilay, Dieter, and Sam to discuss the release of the Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, Facebook's chat ambitions, and the release of Periscope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Dutch Teens Who Solve Crimes
This week's episode is a whirlwind of news, thoughts, and feelings. Dieter Bohn regales us with his final assessment SXSW, Nilay Patel cannot get over the size of an Acer Chromebook, Ross Miller believes in a future of cord cutting, and for the first time ever, Helen Havlak is in the hype chair to keep things in hype check. Plus, our hosts map out the pilot of a new Dutch children's mystery show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Sam from the Future
The lineup is turned on its head this week as Joanna Stern joins Nilay Patel and Chris Plante, and Chris Ziegler takes the hype reins while Sam is absent. These great minds reflect on this week's Apple event, Star Wars, and the upcoming Frozen sequel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Bonus: Apple Watch and MacBook Event
This is a special bonus Verge Live episode, recorded after Apple's March 9, 2015 event. As Apple wraps up its Spring Forward event — Apple Watch! A new MacBook! HBO Now on Apple TV! — Ross Miller and Chris Ziegler are heading to the studio for The Verge Live. Join us as we break down all the news of the day, and later on, we're joined by Casey Newton, who is live at the event... hopefully stealing us a few $10,000 trinkets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Infinity Gigabytes and Infinity Buckets
The Vergecast is a roller coaster of emotions this week. Dieter breaks down and shares his feelings about the Galaxy S6, Nilay declares his love for lambos, Chris expounds upon luxury, and Sam expresses profound confusion when presented with the words "Wayne's World." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Ikecheck
We've captured lightning in a bottle this week. We somehow managed to record The Vergecast in the brief moments between the Arizonan llamas and the white-gold-blue-black dress debate. It was a moment of clarity, a calm we didn't know we should have savored. Journey back with us to that simpler time, and hear Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Chris Ziegler, and Sam Sheffer weigh in on the FCC's net neutrality ruling, the price of an Apple Watch, the upcoming Galaxy S 6, and the classic 1992 romantic thriller, The Bo...


Vaping Alone with Wikipedia
Are you ready to settle in for another hard tech episode? I hope so, because that's what we have this week. Nilay, Dieter, Chris, and Sam bring the beef/sweat/swag/hype to the table to discuss Jony Ive, cars, Sony, and the merits of various Matrix sequels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

I Will Putter in RadioShack
We're back in the Bohn Zone this week. Nilay is away, but Dieter, Ross, Chris, and Sam are here to weave a tapestry of technology and pop culture, with a very professional introduction to kick it all off. Plus, this episode features the premiere of What's Tech, Chris Plante's new podcast. If you like What's Tech, be sure to subscribe on iTunes, or paste this feed into your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

In the Tweet Mix
This week's show includes a very special attempt at an actual introduction. That's right, we're rolling out the red carpet for Nicholas Carlson, Business Insider's chief correspondent. The professionalism doesn't last for long, though, as we quickly devolve into the mathematical definition of a hypecheck, the FCC's role in the future of the internet, and Apple's new take on photo management. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Dressed as a Pirate
It's a very special episode of The Vergecast. This is David Pierce's final day at The Verge, and as such, we have dressed him as a pirate and forced him to discuss technology, film, and the merits of Snapchat. Nilay Patel wrangles the troops, Sam Sheffer brings the swag, and Emily Yoshida is back from Park City to reflect on Sundance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Special Edition: The 2015 Sundance Film Festival
The Verge's Casey Newton, Emily Yoshida and Bryan Bishop chat about the films of the Sundance Film Festival, the huge steps Oculus is making in the narrative film world, and the unstoppable force of nature that is James Franco. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Business Hole
It's been quite the week, as evidenced by the fact the Dieter has been awake for a full 24 hours at this point. We've got BIll Gates, holograms, local Super Bowl ads, and a tired variation on a classic genre we like to call "lazy jazz." Join Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Chris Plante, and his Swaggesty Sam Sheffer on a journey through time and incoherence on this week's show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Heartbeat Trolling Everyone All the Time
We're going hard tech with Nilay Patel, Chris Ziegler, and special British guest Tom Warren. We've got Microsoft, Apple, VR, Hyperloop, and dispatches from the North American International Auto Show. And, of course, Sam Sheffer is on hand to check the hype at various points along the way. It's beef. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

The Verge YouTube Roundtable at CES
Join Dieter Bohn, Austin Evans, Marques Brownlee, and Jonathan Morrison as they discuss the best gadgets they saw at CES 2015. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

CES 2015, Day 3
They said it wasn't possible. They said the show couldn't go on. And yet, here we are, at the fourth and final Vergecast of CES 2015. Send the week off with your friends Nilay Patel, Casey Newton, Nitasha Tiku, and Emily Yoshida. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


CES 2015, Day 2
It's Day 2 of CES 2015. We're confused, we're delirious, and we have a lot of feelings about Say Anything. Join Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Chris Plante, and Sam Sheffer on this live Vergecast odyssey from the show floor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

CES 2015, Day 1
On this, the first official day of CES 2015, The Vergecast is a reflection on the day's experiences. Nilay Patel yells across the floor to Sony's booth, Chris Ziegler relinquishes control to a self-driving car, Chris Plante breaks things on the show floor, and special guest Joanna Stern has a selfie stick. Join us, won't you? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

CES 2015, Day 0
CES is here, and the Vergecast has come along with it. Join Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Chris Plante on a journey through the show's biggest news. We’ve got cars, the Internet of Things, smart TVs, and more forklifts than we ever anticipated being on the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Texting for Drugs
As the year winds to a close, we reflect back on the horrors of hacking, the collusion against Goliath, the merits of a physical keyboard, and something about The Mars Volta. Programming note: The holidays are upon us, so the next official Vergecast will be coming to you from CES 2015 at the beginning of January. Have a wonderful New Year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Roomba with a Knife
We're joining the enterprise on this week's Vergecast. Sony, Microsoft, Apple—we've got all your corporate backend stories covered. Plus, Dieter introduces us to the native vocabulary of Minnesota. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

You've Got to Be a Grownup When You're on the Internet
CONFIDENTIAL - DO NOT DISTRIBUTE As The Vergecast progresses as a premier, category leading podcast, it is important to identify its core strengths and messaging. To that end, we have identified some key themes: -Confused introductions -Varied degrees of Star Wars enthusiasm -Hype -British Christmas specials -Principals -Food and Man living in harmony Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Stephen Elop, King of Thieves
It was a week of learning and growth on the Vergecast. Specific lessons included who actually owns Nokia, who has used an Apple Watch, what qualifies as a varsity sport, the merits of Pitch Perfect, and just how little of the 90s Sam remembers. Programming note: The Vergecast will be taking next week off, in observance of Thanksgiving, but we'll be back the following week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Artisanal Hipster Vinyls
This week's show involves a lot of policy: policy on the internet, policy in music, policy concerning not being stabbed when retrieving your stolen iPhone. And then there was something involving Taylor Swift and Scooby Doo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Hypecheck
To some, it's a black-and-white answer. To others, it's a subtle gray. Some say hype can't be felt, only psychically perceived. It's a beacon of hope, a pillar of truth. We cannot see it, but we know it exists. It's everywhere and nowhere, all at once. We follow its call, but fear its power. We may never agree about what hype truly is, but that doesn't matter. We all know deep down inside that what really counts is that hype is in us all: teeming, stirring, ready to be checked. Learn more about your ad choi...


I Have 23 Children
The hype meter is off the charts this week. The sweat is real. This Vergecast is beef, not bust. Our hosts Nilay Patel, Chris Plante, and The Verge's social beast Sam Sheffer begin the hour with a reflection on various motorized death machines and enormous phones. Then David Pierce steps in to discuss super heroes, Apple Pay vs. CurrentC, Microsoft's fitness band, and Chris's alarming misunderstanding of contraception. Join us, won't you? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

An Incorrect Oral History of Vaping
Following an immediate but brief foray into Nilay Patel’s dark memoir-in-progress, the Vergecast progresses nicely into a week chock full of news, led by Nilay, Dieter Bohn, and David Pierce. We have Google’s new Nexus lineup, Apple’s new iPads and iMac, a brave new email paradigm, and Twitter’s content problems. Then, for some reason, there was some mild debate about the nature of vaping, but you’ll have to listen to fully grasp that thread. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Apple's October 2014 Event
This week is a Very Special Episode of the Vergecast. In fact, it's The Verge Live, straight from Apple's October event. Ross Miller and Chris Ziegler are joined by Dieter Bohn on the ground in California to discuss new iPads, new iMacs, new OSes, and Stephen Colbert. (If you'd like to watch this special live show in video form, check it out here: http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/16/6988049/the-verge-live-ipad-2014) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


A Meter of Sweat
Chris Plante joins Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn on this week's Vergecast to read his unstructured, free verse poetry about the HTC Re Camera. Or maybe it's Re Poetry. Either way, let's just be thankful that there's not a macron diacritical mark above the "e" in Re, that way lies madness. We also discuss Apple before taking a hard turn into talking about what's happening in Gamergate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Milwaukee With Rich People
The Vergecast is back with Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, new Verge science editor Liz Lopatto, and notable humanoid trollbeast TC Sottek. There was Ebola, Windows 10, really good Twitter stuff, and then Dieter foolishly took a bet that will see him use a BlackBerry Passport for the next two weeks. It got real. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

The Robot Nearly Killed Me
The Vergecast is back with Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Tom Warren. No iPhones were bent in the creation of this episode, nor were any bricked by rogue iOS updates. Microsoft's product strategy turned out to be remarkably similar to Taco Bell's, we discovered, and then there was the robot. The robot is definitely trying to kill us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Diego is useless
Yes, finally: The Vergecast is really back, and there's a whole lot to talk about. This week, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and David Pierce get together to discuss their impressions of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Amazon's slew of new tablets, and Microsoft's purchase of Minecraft. Oh, and Dora the Explorer too. Download MP3 (31.5 MB) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Pardon me, is that Apple you're wearing?
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology. On this week's episode, we discuss the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch. Join Nilay Patel, Chris Ziegler, and Dieter Bohn as they go over their hands-on impressions and agonizing decisions over which iPhone to get. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Getting in touch with Android Wear
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology. On this week's episode, we discuss the announcement of Android Wear, the presence of VR at GDC 2014, and the hiatus of the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...


Finding your digital prophet
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology. On this week's episode, we discuss SXSW, compare Jared Leto to a beautiful pony, and explore the notion of heaven as portrayed by Philadelphia Cream Cheese commercials. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

The man behind Bitcoin and the return of 'Shaq Fu'
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology — and anything else that pops into the twisted minds of this week's hosts. Join Joshua Topolsky, Katie Drummond, and T.C. Sottek for a discussion on the reported uncovering of the man behind Bitcoin, LSD therapy, and the return of Shaq Fu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...

Six degrees of 'Lawnmower Man'
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology — and anything else that pops into the twisted minds of this week's hosts. Join Joshua Topolsky, Ross Miller, and T.C. Sottek for a scintillating discussion on latest tech news. On this week's episode, we talk about how cable network oligopolies and the FCC are ruining the internet, whether the new Samsung Gear line is what consumers have been waiting for, and how Google is slowly buy...


Why Facebook acquired WhatsApp
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology — and anything else that pops into the twisted minds of this week's hosts. Join Dieter Bohn, Chris Ziegler, David Pierce, and Ellis Hamburger for a scintillating discussion on latest tech news. On this week's episode, we discuss the dizzying sums of money Facebook spent on WhatsApp, the Loop mobile wallet, and Google's indoor mapping prototype, Project Tango. Audio: Learn more about...

Comcast and TWC, the Lumia Icon, and NSA protest
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology. On this episode, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Adi Robertson discuss Comcast and Time Warner Cable's recently announced merger, Verizon's Lumia Icon, and how we didn't fight back on The Day We Fight Back. Audio: Download MP3 (28.1 MB) Subscribe to the podcast (iTunes audio) Subscribe to the podcast (iTunes video) Subscribe to the podcast (RSS) Subscribe to the podcast (Video RSS) ...

The red Nexus 5, Satya Nadella, and the odd success of Flappy Bird
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology. On this week's episode, Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Ross Miller discussed the red Nexus 5, Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella, and the strange success of Flappy Bird. Audio: Download MP3 (35.4 MB) Subscribe to the podcast (iTunes audio) Subscribe to the podcast (iTunes video) Subscribe to the podcast (RSS) Subscribe to the podcast (Video RSS) Video: Also available on YouTube. L...


Google's sale of Motorola, the iPod's decline, and Daft Punk helmets
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, technology, and anything else our hosts might deem interesting. On this week's episode, Joshua Topolsky, Nilay Patel, and Dieter Bohn talk about Google's attempt to sell Motorola to Lenovo, the declining sales of the iPod, and the obvious benefits of a Daft Punk helmet. Audio: Download MP3 (34.3 MB) Subscribe to the podcast (iTunes audio) Subscribe to the podcast (iTunes video) Subscribe to the ...

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This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller make sense of the week's tech news with help from our diverse and wide-ranging staff. And on Tuesdays, Nilay hosts in-depth, one-on-one interviews with major technology leaders. Join us every week for a fun, deeply nerdy, often off-the-rails conversation about what's happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets. And, remember, promo code. Produced by The Verge and the Vox ...