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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 tech…

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    Computex 2022 laptops

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 79:43

    Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the most interesting laptops announced this week at Computex 2022. 33:03 - Senior reporter Liz Lopatto returns to update us on Elon Musk's deal to buy to Twitter. 1:00:30 - Gadget rumors continue in segment three. Stories discussed in this episode: Asus' ROG Flow X16 is a big, powerful 2-in-1 gaming laptop With new Acer Swift 3, OLED marches toward the mainstream Acer's new Spin 714 could be 2022's best Chromebook The new Framework Laptop is another step toward a truly modular gadget HP's new Spectre x360 16 laptop is all-in on Intel Acer's new Chromebook Tab 510 puts LTE into a super tough, super bulky tablet Acer's new Predator Helios 300 supports glasses-free 3D content How an Excel TikToker manifested her way to making six figures a day Elon Musk says Twitter deal ‘cannot move forward' until it proves bot numbers ​​Elon Musk's latest stunt: calling on the SEC to investigate Twitter's user numbers Elon Musk's silence on how he'd moderate the Buffalo shooting livestream is deafening Twitter CEO defends bot estimates that put Elon Musk's acquisition on hold Twitter shares plummet as Musk raises new doubts about acquisition Twitter (TWTR) Deal Is Proceeding, Not 'On Hold,' Executives Tell Staff - Bloomberg  Elon Musk told us he was sending a car to space, then said he totally made it up Apple ‘testing' foldable with secondary E Ink display, says analyst Apple will bring Live Captions to the iPhone, iPad, and Mac and more gesture control on Apple Watch iOS 15.5 arrives ahead of Apple's annual developer conference Sony LinkBuds S review: supreme comfort doesn't come cheap This is the design of Sonos' upcoming Sub Mini Samsung SmartThings begins testing Matter devices on its platform Pebble founder: it's your ‘last chance' to make a small Android phone happen - The Verge Amazon's new Fire 7 tablet finally has a USB-C port The defunct LG Wing is getting Verizon C-band because 5G in this country is silly Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How video game controllers got a lot more accessible

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 34:43

    In the final chapter of our Vergecast “creators series,” Alex Cranz talks with Ben Heck, who has been modding game systems and controllers since the early 2000s, which led to his project creating single-handed video game controllers. Alex also talks with Bryce Johnson, who is one of the inventors of the Xbox Adaptive Controller, the game controller designed for gamers with limited mobility. Relevant links: BenHeck.com One-handed DualSense (video) Design A 3D Printed Controller Modification For accessibility! (video) One Handed PS4 Controller - Accessible Controller by Evil (video) Microsoft announces Xbox Adaptive Controller for players with disabilities Microsoft's Adaptive Accessories are designed to be customizable inputs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Google I/O 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 99:31

    Nilay Patel and David Pierce interview Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai after Google announcing a bunch of products at their I/O conference. Dan Seifert joins the show to discuss the hardware previewed at Google I/O 2022. Liz Lopatto explains "the crypto crash" in this week's Crypto Corner. Alex Cranz hops in to run through this week's gadget rumors, reviews, and announcements. Further reading: Google is making an Android-based Pixel tablet and plans to start selling it in 2023 Google finally announces the Pixel Watch The Pixel 6A includes Google's Tensor chipset and costs $449 Here's an early look at the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro coming this fall Google's vision for Android 13 is to offer a little more of everything Google's new Pixel Buds Pro come with noise cancellation and long battery life Google thinks the time is right to bring back Wallet Google Chrome is getting built-in virtual credit cards Apple will drop iPhone Lightning port in favor of USB-C in 2023, claims analyst Apple discontinues the iPod after 20 years Sony WH-1000XM5 review: new design, new sound, new price - The Verge Mark Zuckerberg's Project Cambria demo shows off its full-color passthrough - The Verge Samsung's next flagship foldable allegedly leaks Samsung and LG preview the future of weird phone displays DJI officially announces Mini 3 Pro Aura Strap 2 review: context — you love to see it Ford F-150 Lightning first drive: quiet storm Dish's upcoming wireless plan might let you buy an iPhone with crypto Josh Hawley wants to punish Disney by taking copyright law back to 1909 and that sucks UiPath CEO Daniel Dines thinks automation can fight the great resignation Ploopy and the promise of an open-source trackball Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How Google is trying to make ambient computing work

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 24:01

    Google has big visions for the future of computing. It's working on building what it calls an ambient computer: a virtual helper that can accomplish anything, anywhere, any way you want. But that vision won't come easy. Ahead of Google's I/O developer conference, The Verge sat down with some of Google's most important executives to talk about the company's vision, its new hardware and software, and how the company is changing to build the future it imagines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    3D printing and trackballs: the future of gadgets?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 38:56

    In episode two of our Vergecast "creators series," Alex Cranz talks with the creators of Ploopy, the open source trackball that has a dedicated fanbase on Reddit. Alex also talks with Chris Person, who recently wrote about Ploopy for The Verge, about how 3D printing and online communities are creating opportunities for gadget enthusiasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    "After Steve" author Tripp Mickle / Fortnite's back on iOS / Sonos's voice assistant

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 80:39

    Nilay Patel and David Pierce chat with Tripp Mickle, a New York Times reporter and the author of a new book titled After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost its Soul. They talk about the rise of Jony Ive and Tim Cook, the power struggle between the two, and how Apple is grappling with everything from building a car to managing its relationship with the Chinese government. After that, Verge managing editor Alex Cranz joins the show to talk about Starlink's new Portability mode, HP's super high-end new Chromebook, Fortnite coming back to iOS courtesy of Xbox Cloud Gaming, Sonos's upcoming soundbar and voice assistant, and why Siri can't seem to successfully close Nilay's garage. After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul Starlink's new Portability feature brings internet to vanlifers Now you can play Fortnite on iPhone or Android for free with Xbox Cloud Gaming Exclusive: Sonos' next soundbar will be called the Sonos Ray Exclusive: Sonos is about to introduce its own voice assistant The HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook will start at $1,149 - The Verge Leak confirms Sony flagship headphone design, casts doubt on improved battery life Sennheiser's Momentum True Wireless 3 earbuds have a fresh design and better ANC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    How the mechanical keyboard went mainstream again

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 48:48

    For the next three weeks on Tuesdays, Verge managing editor Alex Cranz hosts some shows focused on the creator space and, in Vergecast fashion, the nerdiest part of the creator space we can think of. In this episode, Alex talks with Jacob Alexander, a member of Input Club, one of the first groups to start making their own mechanical keyboards, and Julie Muncy, a writer and consultant who runs a service called Keyboard Concierge, which helps customers navigate the keyboard space for personalized customization. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Twitter accepts Elon Musks' buyout / Snap Pixy drone hands-on / Apple releases fix for Studio Display

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 100:49

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Liz Lopatto discuss Elon Musk buying Twitter and what's next for the social media company. Senior reporter Alex Heath joins the show to discuss his experience with Snap's selfie drone. Managing editor Alex Cranz refreshes the crew on the latest in E Ink tech. Twitter accepts buyout, giving Elon Musk total control of the company Elon Musk's Twitter plans are a huge can of worms Twitter CEO tells employees no layoffs planned ‘at this time' following Elon Musk buyout What Twitter employees are saying about Elon Musk Jack Dorsey says ‘Elon is the singular solution I trust' for Twitter's future How Elon Musk and Twitter can really fix free speech: act like a messaging app Jeff Bezos is already testing Elon Musk's commitment to free speech by trolling Twitter policy chief faces wave of harassment amid Musk criticism Crypto is winning, and Bitcoin diehards are furious about it Snap Pixy: hands-on with Snapchat's selfie drone Snap CEO Evan Spiegel thinks the metaverse is ‘ambiguous and hypothetical' The Black Shark 4 Pro is all-in on gamer stereotypes  Apple releases fix for Studio Display webcam in latest macOS beta Apple's DIY repair service is now available in the US E Ink Gallery 3 tech brings us closer to the perfect tablet Sonos joins Matter but hasn't committed to supporting the new standard The F-150 Lightning is finally shipping — is Ford ready? Government surveillance, Elon Musk, and free speech, with EFF executive director Cindy Cohn  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Sonos' new budget soundbar / CNN Plus is shutting down / Netflix loses subscribers for the first time in over a decade

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 78:58

    David Pierce rejoins The Vergecast with Nilay Patel and Alex Cranz. The crew discuss Netflix losing subscribers for the first time in over a decade, CNN Plus shutting down only a month after it launched, and a whole lot more. Verge editor Chris Welch joins the show to discuss Sonos' new budget soundbar that is set to release in June. Relevant links: gone90.biz Netflix just lost subscribers for the first time in over a decade The writing may be on the wall for sharing Netflix accounts CNN Plus is shutting down only a month after it launched The Obamas are leaving Spotify for a new multiplatform podcast deal Spotify opens up video podcasting to everyone in the US and select markets Exclusive: this is the new budget soundbar from Sonos A year after LG left the smartphone business, Samsung is the big winner The latest leak of Google's upcoming Pixel Watch shows off a familiar design Playdate review: all it's cranked up to be  A camera battery with a USB-C port is a gadget whose time has come Elon Musk lays out funding for ambitious Twitter takeover Delta confirms ‘exploratory' Starlink tests Tesla earned over $3 billion in profit in the first quarter California net neutrality law to remain intact after appeals court says it won't reconsider earlier decision Instagram is begging you to stop reposting TikToks to Reels This firm made Republicans go viral — now it's falling apart  Booming warehouse growth clashes with rural life in California's Inland Empire Inside the pandemic's PPE supply chain nightmare A former Foxconn executive tries to explain what went wrong in Wisconsin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Mark Zuckerberg's big plans for AR glasses / Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter in takeover attempt

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 96:14

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Liz Lopatto, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss Elon Musk's offer to buy 100 percent of Twitter and what it could mean for the company. Senior reporter Adi Robertson joins the show to discuss Elon's limited thoughts on content moderation and Alex Heath's scoop on Meta's plans for their AR glasses. Further reading: Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter in takeover attempt Elon Musk's new troll is buying Twitter — will it work?  What else could Elon Musk buy for $43 billion? Twitter CEO tells employees the board is still evaluating an Elon Musk takeover The Twitter board is reportedly not interested in Elon's takeover offer What Elon Musk's Twitter ‘free speech' promises miss Behind Mark Zuckerberg's big plans for AR glasses Explaining crypto's billion-dollar bridge problem Chris Dixon thinks web3 is the future of the internet — is it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Elon Musk joins Twitter's board of directors / OnePlus 10 Pro review / QD-OLED monitors and TVs

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 73:10

    Verge managing editor Alex Cranz leads this week's show with Dan Seifert, Liz Lopatto, and Allison Johnson to discuss Elon Musk buying stock in Twitter, Allison's review of the OnePlus 10 Pro, and the newest monitors and televisions in 2022. Further reading: Elon Musk buys 9.2 percent of Twitter amid complaints about free speech Twitter will appoint Elon Musk to its board of directors Twitter is adding an edit button  Elon Musk tweeted his way onto Twitter's board — now what? What Elon Musk could mean for Twitter OnePlus 10 Pro review: settling in The OnePlus 10 Pro is the best phone I won't recommend to most people Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and S8 Plus review: welcome to the S ecosystem Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra review: when bigger isn't better Alienware's QD-OLED monitor sets a new standard for gaming displays It's hard to believe Samsung's new matte The Frame is actually a TV I saw Samsung's first-ever QD-OLED TV, and it's impressive The real Magic Mouse is made by Logitech, not Apple Great Scott! DeLorean sets a date for its electric resurrection (again) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Steve Aoki on why he's a ‘crypto believer'

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 62:36

    Vergecast is on spring break this week! In the meantime, check out Nilay's discussion with Steve Aoki from this week's episode of Decoder with Nilay Patel. Steve Aoki is a superstar DJ, producer, record label owner, and prolific entrepreneur. He has been part of the music industry since 1996, so he's been through a lot of these big tech transitions, and now he's heavily invested in another, with Web3, the Aokiverse. It involves selling tokens and NFTs and, over time, is meant to be part of the metaverse. Because, of course. Subscribe the Decoder in your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Asus' ROG flow Z13 / Samsung's Freestyle Projector / Apple's iPhone subscription service plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 87:38

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Dan Seifert discuss the tech headlines from this site this week — including Google's deal with Spotify over app fees, Nothing's first smartphone, and the struggle with TV projectors. Google will test letting Android developers use their own billing systems, starting with Spotify Nothing's first smartphone is aimed at Apple, not OnePlus OnePlus 10 Pro gets its global launch on March 31st Dell's XPS 15 and XPS 17 get 12th Gen chips  Intel looks on track to fix its core problems Asus' ROG flow Z13 is a Surface Pro that's got game Apple has resolved the outage affecting iMessage, Apple Music, the App Store, and other services Apple's Studio Display has 64GB of storage in addition to its iPhone 11-caliber processor The Mac Studio's removable SSD is reportedly blocked by Apple on a software level Apple service centers can reportedly replace the Studio Display's ‘built-in' stands How Microsoft built its smart Surface camera iFixit teardown offers a detailed look inside the Mac Studio and Studio Display Apple will reportedly sell the iPhone as a subscription service Google won't give old Pixels the best 5G, even though it admits it could Eero's new Wi-Fi 6E mesh router supports over gigabit speeds and costs under $500 Matter's delays mean fewer new smart home products today Google tidies up its smart home app Apple TV app on Android TV no longer allows rentals, purchases, or subscriptions YouTube is taking on over-the-air TV with nearly 4,000 free episodes of TV  Sonos might make your next TV streaming OS Yes, Netflix just got even more expensive HBO Max adds a shuffle button to help you find something to watch  Google won't let you buy movies and TV shows from the Play app starting in May Samsung's Freestyle Projector doesn't live up to it's $900 price Spider-Man: No Way Home's VFX wizards couldn't see the Doc Ock memes coming How SiriusXM bought and bungled a beloved podcast network Inside the fight to save video game history  How Robinhood's Aparna Chennapragada is building the future of investing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    We reviewed the Mac Studio, the Studio Display, the iPhone SE, and the iPad Air

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 93:36

    Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Monica Chin, Allison Johnson, and Dan Seifert discuss The Verge's reviews of the Apple products announced last week: the new iPhone SE, iPad Air, Mac Studio, and Studio Display. Further reading: Apple's new iPhone SE is a modern phone stuck in yesterday's design Samsung's really good midrange phone just got a bigger battery and a price cut Apple Mac Studio review: finally Apple Studio Display review: nothing to see here  ‘Pro' has lost all meaning, and Apple knows it Apple's chips are on the table Apple's charts set the M1 Ultra up for an RTX 3090 fight it could never win Apple iPad Air (2022) review: it's the nice one  Universal Control is Apple's most impressive new feature in years The Mac Studio is myth fulfillment  Vimeo is telling creators to suddenly pay thousands of dollars — or leave the platform Ukrainian influencers ring the frontlines to TikTok How Wordpress and Tumblr are keeping the internet weird  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Apple announces new iPhone SE, Mac Studio, M1 Ultra, and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 80:16

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Dan Seifert discuss all the announcements from Apple's Peek Performance event this week. Further reading: The 7 biggest announcements from Apple's Peek Performance event Apple iPhone SE gains 5G, A15 processor, and a higher $429 price tag The 5G iPhone SE will be for carriers, not customers 5G's false start is over and the iPhone SE proves it The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro each get green finishes The iPhone SE's $30 price bump looks like a pure 5G tax Give me a bigger iPhone SE Apple announces updated iPad Air with M1 processor and 5G How the M1-powered iPad Air compares to other iPad models Apple announces new flagship M1 Ultra desktop processor for its most powerful computers Apple's new M1 Ultra aims to beat Nvidia's RTX 3090 The redesigned MacBook Air might have an M1, not an M2 Apple's Mac Studio is a new desktop for creative professionals Apple explains why the M1 Ultra-equipped Mac Studio is two pounds heavier A fully specced-out Mac Studio will cost $8,000 Apple's new strategy is to give — not tell — users what they want Screw it, the rectangles are back The Mac Studio's ports are a step back in all the right ways The 27-inch iMac has been discontinued Apple announces 27-inch 5K Studio Display for $1,599 Apple's Studio Display actually comes with a stand Here's why Apple put a powerful iPhone chip in its new Studio Display Apple's Studio Display should work with Windows — including the webcam The future of makeup is lipstick you can print  The Steam Deck now runs Windows Hands-on with Alienware's new, curved QD-OLED gaming monitor  Nothing can't stop smartphone leaks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Goodbye to Dieter Bohn, with special guest Walt Mossberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 75:46

    This was a tough one. The Verge co-founder and Executive Editor Dieter Bohn is leaving us. Nilay Patel, Walt Mossberg and Dieter Bohn walk down memory lane and discuss their first meeting, founding The Verge, CES memories, and what Dieter is doing once he leaves. Behringer's iNuke Boom is the essence of Vegas And now, a brief definition of the web Dieter on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Apple “Peek Performance” event preview / Ford splits itself in two / Russia starts a star war

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 101:02

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Dan Seifert discuss what could possibly be announced by Apple next week. Senior reporter Loren Grush explains what's going on with Russia and space. And Andrew Hawkins talks about Ford splitting itself into two companies. Further reading: Elon Musk's promised Starlink terminals have reached Ukraine Ukraine engineer talks testing SpaceX's new Starlink service Russian space director's wild threats could have real implications for the ISS European Space Agency claims joint Russian Mars rover probably won't launch this year Russia holds OneWeb rocket launch hostage, issues conditional demands Russia says it will no longer sell rocket engines to the United StatesFord's ‘radical' move to split the company won't come easy Elon Musk dares autoworkers union: hold a vote at Tesla's California factory  Rivian has altered the deal, and now its EVs will cost buyers up to $20K more Rivian apologizes for ‘broken trust' and axes preorder price increases that hit as much as $20K The Arc One is an electric boat with a battery pack three times the size of Tesla's Apple officially announces ‘Peek Performance' March 8th event Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Steam Deck review / Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra review

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 78:25

    Senior news editor Sean Hollister joins Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Alex Cranz to discuss his review of the Steam Deck, the latest portable gaming system. Verge reviewer Allison Johnson continues the gadget talk with her review of Samsung's Galaxy S22 Ultra. Further reading: Ukraine internet outages spark concerns of broader blackout US and Russia still tethered by International Space Station during Ukraine conflict Twitter accounts sharing video from Ukraine are being suspended when they're needed most Steam Deck review: it's not ready The official Steam Deck dock won't be available at launch Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra review: notably unique Dish says its 5G buildout is going great, thanks for asking, how are you? Apple will reportedly debut an M2 chip with four new Macs this year Spotify's Car Thing goes on general sale for $90 Sony finally reveals the PlayStation VR2's design  Tesla CEO Elon Musk accuses the SEC of ‘leaking' information Inside Pornhub Why Trump's Truth Social may not survive the hype Inside Galactic Starcruiser, Disney's hotel where everyone becomes a Star Wars character Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 review / Spotify is acquiring two major podcast tech platforms / The LinkBuds are Sony's strangest earbuds yet

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 75:00

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Monica Chin discuss phones, laptops, and chips announced and reviewed this week. Senior reporter Ashley Carman joins the show to discuss the latest podcast industry news. Further reading: Samsung's Galaxy S22 phones are the safe bet OnePlus Nord CE 2 review: a great Oppo-tunity Realme 9 Pro and Pro Plus announced with color-changing new design Oppo releases official images of new Find X5 flagship phonet Apple reportedly plans to reveal the first iPhone SE with 5G in March AMD's new Ryzen 6000 H-series processors are launching in laptops starting today Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 review: the price is no longer right The Asus ROG Strix Flare II Animate: feature-packed, but overpriced Cooler Master's Sneaker X PC case has a lot of sole Intel's first discrete Arc desktop GPUs are coming in Q2 2022 This DIY ultracompact computer has a mechanical keyboard Samsung teases new Galaxy Book and more at February 27th event Spotify's COVID problems are bigger than Joe Rogan Spotify is acquiring two major podcast tech platforms Spotify wants to beat YouTube at audio Spotify reportedly paid $200 million for Joe Rogan's podcast Hot Pod Summit is back at On Air Fest 2022! The LinkBuds are Sony's strangest earbuds in years — and surprisingly good Audio-Technica's new $200 earbuds promise an impressive 20 hours of battery life Garmin's Epix 2 multisport watch made me a touchscreen convert Garmin's Fenix 7S Sapphire Solar makes the case for smaller fitness watches iFixit has a Steam Deck teardown — and will officially sell replacement parts from Valve Disney is developing planned communities for fans who never want to leave its clutches Google is bringing Chrome OS to PCs and Macs Facebook rebrands News Feed after more than 15 years Elon Musk tells a judge the SEC's ‘endless' investigation is stifling his free speech Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Samsung announces Galaxy S22 Ultra / Microsoft announces open app store rules / Peloton fired 2,800 employees and gave them free Peloton memberships

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 96:02

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Chris Welch discuss all the announcements from Samsung's Galaxy S22 Unpacked event. Senior reporter Adi Robertson explains Microsoft's Open App Store Principles and the other tech policy news from the week. Wearables reporter Victoria Song joins the show to discuss Peloton's business troubles. Further reading: Everything announced at Samsung's Galaxy S22 Unpacked event Samsung's Galaxy S22 Ultra is a Note successor with a built-in stylus Samsung's Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus put improved cameras and performance in a samey design Samsung phones will get an extra year of Android updates versus Google's Pixel Samsung's new tablets go bigger than ever Samsung's Galaxy Watch 4 will track your sleep with cartoon animals Microsoft announces open app store rules to prove it's okay with new laws Microsoft hints it will open up Xbox store, changing its entire business model Microsoft says it will keep Call of Duty on PlayStation ‘beyond the existing agreement' Everything you need to know about the bill that could blow up the app store Nvidia's huge Arm deal has just been scrapped WarnerMedia and Discovery get US government approval to create their new media giant Anti-exploitation bill advances in Senate despite free speech concerns Peloton fired 2,800 employees and gave them free Peloton memberships Fired Peloton employees crash new CEO's first all-hands Mazda head units are getting bricked by a local NPR station in Seattle Twitter finally agrees that 1x is not the only speed for watching a video Is ‘realityOS' Apple's newest operating system? Sports streaming is busted — the Super Bowl likely won't be any different Apple's Tap to Pay feature lets newer iPhones accept contactless payments Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    YouTube chief product officer Neal Mohan on new features for creators in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 61:27

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and streaming reporter Catie Keck talk with YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan about new features coming to YouTube: more tools for Shorts, interactive live streaming, a new YouTube TV interface, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Facebook lost daily users for the first time ever / Spotify CEO defends Joe Rogan deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 73:43

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Ashley Carman, and Alex Heath discuss Meta's rough week: Facebook reported its first-ever quarterly decline of daily users globally, along with lower-than-expected ad growth that sent its stock plunging roughly 20 percent. The crew also discuss Spotify's response to the Joe Rogan controversy and how it will be handling moderation going forward. Further reading: Facebook lost daily users for the first time ever last quarter Meta's stock price plunges 25 percent overnight Google parent company Alphabet broke $200 billion in annual revenue for the first time Epic largely lost to Apple, but 35 states are now backing its fight in a higher court Spotify CEO defends Joe Rogan deal in tense company town hall Spotify says it's a creator company now Here is the Spotify COVID content policy that lets Joe Rogan slide Spotify finally responds to Joe Rogan controversy with a plan to label podcasts that discuss COVID-19 Joe Rogan defends podcast and apologizes to Spotify for backlash The Joe Rogan controversy is what happens when you put podcasts behind a wall  Sony is buying Bungie, the developer of Destiny and original creator of Halo Big video game companies just can't stop buying studios Wordle has been bought by The New York Times, will ‘initially' remain free for everyone to play Peloton's latest gadget is a $90 heart rate monitor for your arm Echelon persuades USPTO that Peloton's streaming tech is unpatentable Appeals court upholds California's net neutrality law Google leaks Pixel 6A name in, of all things, a coloring book Tesla has a new feature that will disable your seat controls if you keep messing with them Public accountants are deducting themselves from their jobs  What's the difference between 5G, 5G Plus, 5G UW, and 5G UC? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Spotify picks Joe Rogan over Neil Young / Intel's $20 billion bet on Ohio / Q4 earnings for Big Tech

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 90:58

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Tom Warren discuss Q4 earnings for the big tech companies like Microsoft, Samsung, Intel, and Tesla. Casey Newton joins the show to discuss Spotify's controversy regarding Joe Rogan's podcast, leading to musician Neil Young removing his music from the platform. Further reading: Windows 11 is getting Android apps, taskbar improvements, and more next month Microsoft got a whole lot of people to play Halo and Forza Call of Duty's next three games will hit PlayStation despite Microsoft's Activision deal It's 2022, and the Surface Duo is finally getting Android 11  Microsoft is making its Xbox subscriptions more flexible after UK regulator steps in Samsung sets revenue records with stronger product sales What to expect from Samsung's February Unpacked Samsung's next Unpacked event is set for February 9th What we know about Intel's $20 billion bet on Ohio The chip shortage didn't stop Intel from having its ‘best year ever' Tesla hails its second profitable year as a ‘breakthrough' Elon Musk says ‘don't forget about my robots' as Roadster, Semi, Cybertruck deadlines slip Tesla Cybertruck delayed until at least next year, Elon Musk confirms Tesla Cybertruck walkaround video shows the absurdly huge windshield wiper in detail The self-driving car industry is abandoning the term ‘self-driving' and leaving it to Tesla Spotify picks Joe Rogan over Neil Young  Why Spotify can't afford to lose Joe Rogan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Microsoft to acquire Activision for $68.7 billion / Google is building an AR headset / The 5G battle between the FAA, AT&T, Verizon, and airlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 79:20

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks with games reporter Ash Parrish and senior reporter Alex Heath about Microsoft acquiring Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion and Google building a new AR headset. Policy editor Russell Brandom joins the show to discuss the battle between the FAA, AT&T, Verizon, and airlines over 5G and the antitrust bills in Congress this week. Further reading: The US's free COVID test website has more visitors than all other .gov sites combined Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion Read Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick's email to employees about the Microsoft acquisition Read Microsoft Gaming CEO's email to staff about the Activision Blizzard acquisition Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass service grows to 25 million subscribers Microsoft's Activision acquisition would instantly make it a force in mobile gaming A guide to Microsoft's Xbox game studios empire Is Microsoft building a gaming monopoly? Sony expects Microsoft to ‘continue to ensure' Activision games stay multiplatform Google is building an AR headset AT&T and Verizon are limiting C-band 5G expansion around airports even more AT&T begins 5G C-band rollout in limited number of metro areas Verizon's faster C-band 5G is live and off to a promising start Apple and Google split with startups over antitrust bill Tim Cook and Sundar Pichai are personally lobbying senators against antitrust legislation: report Lawmakers approve Big Tech antitrust overhaul, but with strings attached US competition enforcers launch overhaul of merger approval process Democrats unveil bill to ban online ‘surveillance advertising' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Wordle and the App Store clones / FTC's Meta antitrust lawsuit moves forward / PCs big year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 77:01

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Russell Brandom discuss the FTC proceeding with an antitrust lawsuit against Meta, the success of Wordle and its app clones, and more RCS drama. Verge deputy editor Dan Seifert stops by to chat about this week's gadget news and the state of the PC market. Stories discussed: White House to launch COVID test-ordering site ‘by this weekend,' reports say White House hosts tech summit to discuss open-source security after Log4j Google calls for new government action to protect open-source software projects Judge says the FTC's Meta monopoly lawsuit can go forward Meta's real antitrust problems are only beginning Want the ‘TLDR' on a site's terms of service? There's a bill for that Apple says App Store developers have earned more than $260 billion The App Store clones are here to profit off Wordle's success The Wordle clones have disappeared from the App Store Wordle copycat creator apologizes for ripping off the popular free word game The real beauty of Wordle is how its emoji results tell a story Alleged Apple App Store scammer AmpMe lowers prices and says it'll investigate its ‘consultants' Google exec says Apple is ‘holding back' customers who text Google says Apple ‘should not benefit from bullying' created by iMessage lock-in It fills me with glee that Canon printers now think Canon's own toner is fake Apple's $19 polishing cloth is back in stock online Ford doesn't want the F-150 Lightning's launch to be plagued by scalpers Tesla removes 2022 production date from Cybertruck website The PC market just had another big year thanks to pandemic demand TSMC earmarks record $44 billion for chip manufacturing expansion in 2022  The pandemic has blurred the lines between laptop categories Sony Xperia 5 III now shipping in the US, almost nine months after initial announcement The Nvidia Shield is getting Android 11 and other upgrades Sony says it's still making new PS4s, but most stores aren't selling them Google's Android 12 update has been the rockiest one in years Ford doesn't want the F-150 Lightning's launch to be plagued by scalpers Wear OS will work better for lefties... eventually Tesla removes 2022 production date from Cybertruck website GM is creating an online used car marketplace Buy Nothing exploded on Facebook — now it wants a platform on its own Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    CES 2022: all the TVs, concept cars, laptops, and gadgets announced this week

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 92:00

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Alex Cranz run through the huge amount of products announced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2022 this week — from QD-OLED TVs, to EVs, to a hair-coloring gadget. All the stories discussed: CES 2022 will close a day early because of COVID concerns CES 2022 will introduce HDMI 2.1a, another confusing new spec Sony announces the world's first QD-OLED 4K TV, coming later this year Sony is joining the Mini LED TV bandwagon in 2022 Samsung promises ‘groundbreaking' new TV feature: NFT support Samsung's latest Frame TVs have a matte screen that looks and feels more like real art Samsung's new 2022 TVs bring Nvidia GeForce Now and Google Stadia gaming Samsung's new TV remote uses radio waves from your router to stay charged LG announces its largest and smallest OLED TVs ever as part of 2022 lineup LG TVs now have a built-in health platform The Samsung Odyssey Ark is its largest curved monitor yet Chevy Silverado EV revealed: GM's best-selling truck goes electric General Motors announces electric versions of the Chevy Equinox and Blazer SUVs BMW's IX M60 is a dual-motor performance EV with 280 miles of range  BMW debuts its new color-changing paint technology at CES: E Ink Sony pivots into cars with Sony Mobility and a Vision-S SUV prototype at CES 2022 Dell XPS 13 Plus hands-on: is that... a touch bar? Asus will release a 17-inch foldable OLED laptop this year Lenovo's new ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 has an eight-inch secondary screen Intel's 12th Gen Alder Lake chips arrive at CES 2022 for its most powerful laptops ever Intel's upcoming Arc GPUs inch closer to their debut with latest OEM update Intel announces 5.5GHz capable 12th Gen CPU Nvidia still has no idea how to pronounce the name of its best gaming GPU Google will spend 2022 trying to match Apple's ecosystem integrations The OnePlus 10 Pro's official specs are not the least bit surprising The Galaxy S21 FE officially joins Samsung's crowded mirage lineup Why AT&T and Verizon are feuding with the US Government over a last-minute delay to 5G L'Oreal's newest gadget takes the mess out of coloring your hair Sony confirms PlayStation VR2 name and Horizon game Samsung's tiny Freestyle projector is fun so get over it Anker's new Nano II 100W USB-C charger is the smallest 100W GaN charger yet The Motorola MA1 is a dongle for wireless Android Auto Razer's new Zephyr Pro mask has the voice amp feature we wanted all along Black + Decker's $300 Bev vacuums up a Keurig-shaped hole in the robot bartender space Are we ready for the smart front door? Masonite thinks so This breathing PC case looks like it's alive Podcasters are letting software pick their ads — it's already going awry Pete Buttigieg is racing to keep up with self-driving cars Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    James Webb Space Telescope to launch next week / cool gadgets announced this week

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 72:19

    Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Loren Grush discuss NASA's plan for launching the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to NASA's Hubble telescope. Second half of the show, the crew go through all the gadgets and software updates announced this past week. Stories discussed this week: NASA's massive next-generation space telescope arrives in South America ahead of launch NASA sets new date for James Webb Space Telescope launch Five former SpaceX employees speak out about harassment at the company Sony Glass Sound Speaker review: it's not what it looks like Analogue Pocket review: Game Boy games have never looked so good Opal's C1 offers DSLR-rivaling video quality in a small form factor  Dell's Concept Stanza converts your chicken scratch to digital text Amazon Echo Show 15 review: Alexa's on your wall Oppo's Find N is an impressive first folding phone Huawei's P50 Pocket is a stylish clamshell foldable launching this month Samsung's working on a rollable smartwatch with a camera Apple releases iOS 15.2 with App Privacy Report, Digital Legacy, and more Apple scrubs controversial CSAM detection feature from webpage but says plans haven't changed Universal Control won't be coming to macOS Monterey until sometime this spring Adobe launches Creative Cloud Express, a new app that simplifies its powerful editing tools  Snap launches Story Studio, a standalone video editing app for mobile Log4j is patched, but the exploits are just getting started ‘No easy solution' for Tesla Cybertruck's comically large windshield wiper, Elon Musk says Chrome OS tablets are getting fancier but not better Former FCC officials are worried about air safety fears delaying 5G rollout Toyota is going to make you pay to start your car with your key fob Delivery failed How to sneak into a Bored Ape Yacht Club party Matter's plan to save the smart home Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Can Matter save the smart home?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 47:34

    In our final Vergecast Spec-tacular of the year, Dieter Bohn dives into Matter, the new tech standard that smart home gadgets will use to communicate with each other, making compatibility between gadgets significantly easier. Guests include: Verge smart home reviewer Jennifer Pattison Tuohy Michelle Mindala-Freeman, Head of Marketing for the Connectivity Standards Alliance. Tim Both, brand manager and product manager for Eve Samantha Fein, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Samsung SmartThings Further reading: Matter's plan to save the smart home What matters about Matter, the new smart home standard Matter could bring universal casting that actual works Smart home company Eve plans to use Matter to move beyond Apple's HomeKit Amazon confirms its support for Matter Google shares its commitment to Matter, promises future interoperability between smart home platforms  Samsung promises Matter support for SmartThings hubs, Galaxy devices, TVs, and fridges Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Matrix Awakens Unreal Engine 5 demo / Snap's first AR Spectacles / Android games come to Windows in 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 81:03

    Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Alex Heath discuss Epic Games' Matrix experience in Unreal Engine 5, Snap's first AR Spectacles, streaming news, and more. Stories discussed: Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss on making The Matrix Awakens with Epic Games Snap's first AR Spectacles are an ambitious, impractical start How Snap is sidestepping the metaverse The Matrix Awakens is an interactive tech demo for PS5 and Xbox Series X / S Google is bringing Android games to Windows in 2022 Meta opens up access to its VR social platform Horizon Worlds Apple's AR headset reportedly uses 3D sensors for hand tracking Your LG TV can now play Google Stadia if it's running webOS 5.0 or later Matter could bring universal casting that actually works Roku settles YouTube dispute and locks down apps in ‘multi-year' deal Spotify removes popular comedians' content over royalties dispute Apple Music's voice plan likely to launch with iOS 15.2 Sonos now supports Amazon Music's Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos tracks Google Pixel's lock screen Snapchat shortcut is here Google releases first Android 12L beta for large-screen devices Google Pixel mail-in repairs have allegedly twice resulted in leaked pics and a privacy nightmare 5G now means some flights won't be able to land when pilots can't see the runway Jessica Rosenworcel confirmed by Senate to lead the FCC Verizon might be collecting your browsing history and here's how to stop it Sonos announces plans to make its products more efficient and repairable Instagram head says it's bringing back the chronological feed The vice president should not be using Bluetooth headphones Kickstarter says it's switching to crowdfunding via the blockchain Epic v. Apple ruling put on hold after appeals court grants a stay Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Behind the scenes of our Treo documentary, Springboard

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 52:11

    Live at On The Verge in New York City, Nilay and Dieter discuss The Verge's documentary Springboard: the secret history of the first real smartphone and conduct at Q&A with the audience. Springboard is now streaming worldwide. You can watch it on The Verge's new app on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, or Apple TV. It is now also available to watch on our YouTube channel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Jack Dorsey steps down from Twitter / The future of the blockchain / FTC is suing to block Nvidia's purchase of Arm

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 95:38

    Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn chat with Alex Heath and Casey Newton about Jack Dorsey stepping down as CEO of Twitter and what's going in the world of crypto. Managing editor Alex Cranz stops by to share news that the FTC is suing to block Nvidia's $40 billion purchase of Arm. Stories referenced: Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal replaces Jack Dorsey as CEO Jack steps back  An introduction to Parag Agrawal, Twitter's new CEO Big tech's first generation of founders starts to step aside As tech founders resign, Congress loses its favorite targets Jack Dorsey's Square is changing its name to Block The leader of Facebook's stalled cryptocurrency project is leaving the company Macy's is auctioning off Thanksgiving Day Parade NFTs, including this creepy elf Almost buying a copy of the Constitution is easy, but giving the money back is hard ConstitutionDAO will shut down after losing bid for Constitution Is the music industry's future on the blockchain? US banking regulators are looking to clarify crypto rules in 2022  The FTC is suing to block Nvidia's $40 billion purchase of Arm Qualcomm is updating its Snapdragon branding to try and simplify its chip names Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip is here to power the Android flagships of 2022 Qualcomm's new always-on smartphone camera is a privacy nightmare Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is its latest attempt to hit a Windows on Arm home run Microsoft's Qualcomm exclusivity deal for Windows on Arm reportedly ending soon Qualcomm's new G3x platform could usher in a new wave of Nintendo Switch-alikes Razer's Qualcomm-powered handheld console leaks Meta ordered to sell Giphy by UK regulator Barnes & Noble announces new Nook GlowLight 4, says it cares for real this time Alex's tablet Tile is selling its Bluetooth tracking business to Life360 for $205 million Elizabeth Holmes admits that she was CEO of Theranos, the company she founded Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Eero CEO Nick Weaver on 5G, Thread, and the future of the smart home

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 37:29

    Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn interview CEO of Eero Nick Weaver live at On The Verge in New York City. The discussion includes how the Ring Alarm Pro came together, Eero supporting Thread and Matter, integration of 5G, and what's next for the smart home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Apple will make repair manuals and parts available to public / Russia blows up a satellite / Biden signs infrastructure package

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 89:54

    Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn chat with policy reporter Makena Kelly about Pres. Biden's $1 trillion infrastructure package and what it will do to improve broadband access in the US. Senior science reporter Loren Grush joins the show to talk about Russia destroying one of its own satellites with a ground-based missile. Managing editor Alex Cranz stops by to chat about Apple opening up iPhones and Macs to DIY repairs. Stories referenced: Biden signs $1 trillion infrastructure package into law Biden's FCC is still deadlocked, and net neutrality hangs in the balance Biden's pick for FDA chief works at Google Russia blows up a satellite, creating a dangerous debris cloud in space NASA delays ambitious human lunar landing to 2025 NASA's Moon landing will likely be delayed ‘several years' beyond 2024, auditors say Blue Origin loses lawsuit against federal government over NASA's human lunar lander contracts SpaceX's Starlink reveals new smaller, rectangular user dish to connect to satellites Apple will sell you iPhone parts to fix your own phone at home The shareholder fight that forced Apple's hand on repair rights Apple reportedly wants to launch a self-driving EV in 2025 with a custom chip The Balmuda Phone is a compact Android phone from a high-end toaster company Meta's sci-fi haptic glove prototype lets you feel VR objects using air pockets Sonos finally adds DTS audio support to its home theater lineup Hyundai's restomod Grandeur is the perfect EV for a supervillain Google explains the tradeoffs that led to Pixel 6's slow charging complaints A look under the hood of the most successful streaming service on the planet Meta goes into lockdown Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Let's Chat about RCS

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 36:40

    The Verge's Dieter Bohn dives into the messy past and uncertain future of Rich Communication Services, or RCS, a new texting standard that Google had been pushing for Android users. Guests include: Sanaz Ahari, Senior Director of Communications Products at Google Ron Amadeo, reviews editor at Ars Technica Relevant links: RCS: What it is and why you might want it AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have finally agreed to replace SMS with a new RCS standard A decade and a half of instability: The history of Google messaging apps Google is rolling out end-to-end encryption for RCS in Android Messages beta SVP of Android offers open invitation to help Apple put RCS texting on the iPhone Produced by Andru Marino, Liam James, and Dieter Bohn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    EV startup Rivian goes public / Judge orders Apple to allow external payment options / Microsoft announces Windows 11 SE

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 81:53

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Sean O'Kane discuss electric vehicle startup Rivian becoming a publicly traded company after executing one of the biggest initial public offerings in history. The crew also cover multiple stories about Apple from this week, Microsoft's Windows 11 SE release, and a new Surface Laptop for schools. Further reading: Rivian goes public in one of the biggest IPOs ever Rivian's mega IPO is a good test of the meme stock craze Judge orders Apple to allow external payment options for App Store by December 9th, denying stay Apple must allow other forms of in-app purchase, rules judge in Epic v. Apple Apple backs off of breaking Face ID after DIY iPhone 13 screen replacements Tim Cook says he owns cryptocurrency Apple hires Tesla's former Autopilot software director Johnson & Johnson's CEO joins Apple's board iPhone 13 Pro vs. Pixel 6 Pro: what 2,000 photos tell us Microsoft announces Windows 11 SE, a new Chrome OS competitor Microsoft's new $249 Surface Laptop SE is its first true Chromebook competitor Microsoft partners with Meta to integrate Teams into its Facebook-like Workplace Microsoft fixes Windows 11 features failing due to an expired certificate  Updating The Verge's background policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    What's next for USB-C

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 61:37

    The Verge's Dieter Bohn dedicates this week's Tuesday episode to the fractious history and fraught future of USB-C. Guests include: CTO of ASTC Rod Whitby, who has worked with USB-C standards since its infancy Verge senior reporter Chaim Gartenberg, who explains the many variations of USB-C cables Ken Pillonel, a hacker in Switzerland who figured out how to replace his iPhone's lightning port with USB-C Relevant links: USB-C cables are getting new, confusing logos for faster 240W charging standard You can now, technically, build your own USB-C iPhone EU proposes mandatory USB-C on all devices, including iPhones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Microsoft enters the metaverse race / Beats Fit Pro review / Apple's software chief speaks out against sideloading

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 76:15

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Tom Warren discuss Microsoft's take on the metaverse at their Ignite event this past week. Verge editor Chris Welch joins to chat about his review of the Beats Fit Pro and Apple's third-gen AirPods. Stories from this week: Microsoft Teams enters the metaverse race with 3D avatars and immersive meetings Microsoft is planning 3D metaverse apps for Xbox and gaming Microsoft Loop is a new Office app for the hybrid work era Microsoft's GitHub CEO steps down Beats Fit Pro review: sporty AirPod Pros with better sound Beats announces Fit Pro earbuds with wing tip design and $200 price Apple AirPods (third-gen) review: new design, same appeal The best wireless earbuds to buy right now ‘Sideloading is a cyber criminal's best friend,' according to Apple's software chief Verizon and AT&T delay crucial 5G expansion over aircraft interference concerns Facebook is shutting down its Face Recognition tagging program Instagram and Twitter finally make link previews work again Zillow reportedly needs to sell 7,000 houses after it bought too many Ford's selling electric crate motors based on the one in the Mach-E The 2022 Volkswagen ID 5 is a sporty electric SUV with over 300 miles of range Gobble, gobble: GE Appliances wants you to trust its smart oven to cook the perfect turkey  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Vergecast Live @ On The Verge 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 44:54

    Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by Verge alums Joanna Stern and David Pierce live on stage at The Verge's 10th anniversary party. Stories discussed from "Episode 69" Tim Cook must testify in ebook price fixing case FCC approves T-Mo/MetroPCS merger Google Reader shuts down Intel in discussions to make Apple chips Wii U sales slump Release date announced for first BB10 phones Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Facebook becomes Meta / Pixel 6 review / Macbook Pro review

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 99:00

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss Facebook's new name. Dan Seifert joins to discuss the reviews for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro as well as MacBook Pro. Mark Zuckerberg on why Facebook is rebranding to Meta Facebook's new name is Meta What is the metaverse, and do I have to care? Facebook's Oculus Quest will soon be called the Meta Quest Oculus users are getting a new metaverse home Facebook is adding a mixed reality platform to Oculus Quest Facebook teases ‘Project Cambria' high-end VR / AR headset Amid the fluff, Meta showed an impressive demo of its Codec Avatars Eight things we learned from the Facebook Papers  Facebook's lost generation Facebook says it's refocusing company on ‘serving young adults' Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro review: finally, more than just good cameras The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will arrive with a day-one update Intel's 12th Gen Alder Lake chips usher in a new generation of … Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2021) review: a bigger and better ... Apple AirPods (third-gen) review: new design, same appeal  Adobe brings a simplified Photoshop to the web Sony Xperia Pro-I: A camera first, phone second  Samsung announces cloud gaming for Tizen TVs, offers no further details Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Inside our MacBook Pro 2021 review

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 55:41

    Dieter Bohn hosts a discussion with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and Verge reviewer Monica Chin about The Verge's approach to reviewing gadgets, focusing specifically on Apple's 2021 MacBook Pro. The crew are still in the process of reviewing the laptop, so the conversation also leads to topics like how battery testing has evolved the past decade, how The Verge scores reviews, and how to find the right angle for writing a review. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Apple's Unleashed event / Facebook is planning to rebrand the company / Google holds Pixel 6 event

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 72:09

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss Facebook's plan to rebrand the company with a new name, the products announced at Apple's Unleashed event, and what happened at Google's Pixel 6 event. On The Verge is happening October 22nd and 23rd, and you're invited  Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name The 8 biggest announcements from Apple's Unleashed event Apple announces 16-inch MacBook Pro with new M1 Pro and M1 Max processors Apple announces new 14-inch MacBook Pro with a notch Apple's new MacBook Pro has a notch Apple is ready to admit it was wrong about the future of laptops Apple's new M1 Pro and M1 Max processors take its in-house Arm-based chips to new heights The new MacBook Pros have one big question mark: battery life PSA: the MacBook Pro 14-inch's $20 power brick upsell is probably worth it Apple brings MagSafe 3 to the new MacBook Pro Apple's new 140W charger can fast charge a lot more than just your MacBook Pro macOS Monterey is officially launching on October 25th Apple's HomePod Mini gets three new color options Apple announces third-generation AirPods for $179 Apple quietly added a MagSafe charging case to its AirPods Pro, too A piece of cloth to clean your Apple devices will cost you $19 Apple Music's new voice-only plan costs $4.99 per month The biggest announcements from Google's Pixel 6 event Sundar Pichai and Rick Osterloh think the Pixel 6 is Google's breakout phone Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have big screens, big ambitions, and small prices Google's Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro finally bring new camera hardware in addition to software The Pixel 6's Tensor processor promises to put Google's machine learning smarts in your pocket Snapchat says the Pixel 6 is ‘the fastest phone to make a Snap' The Google Store is open again, and Pixel 6 delivery dates are all over the place Samsung is adding new watchfaces to the Galaxy Watch 4 Samsung will now let you design your own Galaxy Z Flip 3 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Google's Pixel 6 with Sundar Pichai and Rick Osterloh

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 57:15

    Dieter Bohn sits down with Google CEO Sundar Pichai and SVP of Devices and Services at Google Rick Osterloh to discuss the launch of the Pixel 6 — including its tensor processing chip, the Android ecosystem, and what makes this Pixel launch different from the rest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Apple's Oct 18th event preview / HTC Vive Flow announced / Apple Watch Series 7 review

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 82:50

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Adi Robertson discuss HTC's new VR headset the Vive Flow. Also: Apple, Google, and Samsung all have events next week. The crew discuss what to expect. Further reading: The $499 HTC Vive Flow is VR for people who don't like VR I have a hard time believing your wearable is good if you had to Photoshop it onto a model Magic Leap somehow raised $500 million to make another AR headset Facebook execs tease VR prototype hardware with new photos Apple Watch Series 7 review: time and time again  Apple announces October 18th event after months of Mac rumors Apple exploring AirPods that take your temperature and monitor posture: report Google announced its Pixel 6 event on October 19th Watch the Pixel 6 Pro get put together and taken apart in leaked videos Google Pixel 6 leak teases Magic Eraser feature, plus five years of Android security updates Google says it's dropping Material Design components on iOS in favor of Apple's UIKit ‘Pixel Pass' is Google's rumored response to Apple One Samsung announces Unpacked 2 event for Wednesday Oct 20th, right after Apple and Google Samsung tries to prove its foldable phones are tough in a new test video VanMoof's new V e-bike is its fastest ever  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Surface extravaganza: a review of Windows 11 and Microsoft's new Surface lineup

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 67:28

    Dieter Bohn hosts a discussion on reviews for the newest Microsoft products launched this fall — Windows 11, Surface Pro 8, Surface Laptop Studio, and Surface Go 3 — with The Verge's Monica Chin, Dan Seifert, and Tom Warren. Further reading: Windows 11 review: a familiar home that's still being renovated  Surface Pro 8 review: the best of both worlds Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review: back to the drawing board Microsoft Surface Go 3 review: left behind Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Land of the Giants: This Changes Everything

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 33:36

    In Land of the Giants: The Apple Revolution, Recode's Peter Kafka explores the company that changed what a computer is — and then changed what a phone is. From its beginnings as a niche personal computer company, Apple became the preeminent maker of consumer tech products, a cultural trendsetter, and the most valuable company in the world. And along the way, it changed the way we live. Listen to Land of the Giants on Spotify, Apple or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Facebook's bad week: a 60 Minutes interview, a six-hour outage, and a Senate whistleblower hearing

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 87:30

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Russell Brandom discuss Facebook's bad week: from a 60 Minutes interview, to a 6-hour outage, to a Facebook whistleblower hearing. The crew also get into Android 12, Pixel 6 rumors, iOS 15.1, and more. Further reading: Verge Tech Survey 2021 Facebook encourages hate speech for profit, says whistleblower Locked out and totally down: Facebook's scramble to fix a massive outage Facebook is coming back after a six-hour outage Facebook is back online after a massive outage that also took down Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus Facebook explains the backbone shutdown behind its global outage on Monday What is BGP, and what role did it play in Facebook's massive outage Everything you need to know from the Facebook whistleblower hearing The whistleblower hearing hits Facebook where the company is weakest The Facebook whistleblower hearing unearthed the danger of engagement algorithms Facebook's whistleblower report confirms what researchers have known for years Facebook runs the coward's playbook to smear the whistleblower ​What's good, bad, and missing in the Facebook whistleblower's testimony Mark Zuckerberg breaks silence to say the Facebook whistleblower's claims ‘don't make any sense Facebook reportedly slows feature development for ‘reputational reviews' Google just announced its Pixel 6 event on October 19th Android 12 review: it's mostly about the looks Android 12 will be coming to Pixel phones in the ‘next few weeks' Pixel 6's rumored 23W wireless charging stand and more details leak early iPhone 13 Mini and 13 Pro Max battery life: better, and a beast The latest iOS 15.1 beta includes iPhone 13 Pro camera features Halide's latest update brings the iPhone 13 Pro's Macro Mode to older iPhones After Epic v. Apple, a small developer is challenging Apple's in-app payment system Apple is making it easier to delete accounts attached to third-party apps Apple's healthcare division leaned on misleading data, report alleges Nintendo Switch OLED review: screentime Google's latest Next doorbell and camera are not obvious upgrades Amazon is reportedly working on a smart fridge Twitch confirms major data breach after its source code and secrets leak out Taylor Swift fans are getting caught up in the Virginia gubernatorial race The Verge is now on your smart TV Announcing Springboard: The Verge's documentary on the forgotten history of the Treo Vergecast - A Tech Podcast by Derek Rhoads bit.ly/cutthroughthenight Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Teaching AI to taste and smell could help the future of product design

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 33:37

    For the next four Tuesdays, Verge senior reporter Ashley Carman will explore how artificial intelligence and machine learning are shaping the future of a variety of industries. In this episode, Ashley explores how AI can be used for product design, but more specifically, for creating fragrances and flavors. Guests include founder of ScentTronix Fredrick Duerinck, computer scientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Saket Navalkha, and Michael Spranger from Sony AI This podcast was made by producer Liam James, senior audio director Andru Marino, senior reporter James Vincent, and senior reporter Ashley Carman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Amazon's fall hardware event / Google's Search On / Code Conference 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 99:03

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Alex Cranz discuss all the product announced at Amazon's fall devices event, as well as Google's Search On fall event. Verge senior reporter Alex Heath joins the show to discuss news that came out of the interviews at Code Conference. Further reading: Amazon's fall hardware event 2021: rumors, news, and announcements Amazon's race to create the disappearing computer  Here's the deluge of announcements from Amazon's fall devices event Say hello to Astro, Alexa on wheels  Amazon's Astro cannot fetch your beer Amazon Astro is ‘terrible' and will ‘throw itself down' stairs, developers reportedly claim Amazon's automotive efforts appear to be taking a pit stop Don't be fooled — Amazon's Astro isn't a home robot, it's a camera on wheels Remember when beta testing was free?  Amazon's new Echo Show 15 is meant to hang on your wall Amazon's AZ2 CPU knows your face Amazon Glow is a video chat gadget with built-in games to keep kids engaged Amazon announces new wearable and services to try to make you fitter Amazon's new Ring Alarm Pro combines a security system with an Eero router  Blink's first doorbell is finally released, four years later Ring Video Doorbells are finally getting package alerts Amazon takes on Nest with a $59.99 smart thermostat Google's Search On fall 2021 event: news and announcements Google Search's next phase: context is king  Google expands shopping searches with Lens and in-store inventory checks Google Maps is making it easier to see wildfires and tree coverage Google Lens will soon search for words and images combined Google is using AI to help users explore the topics they're searching for — here's how Elon Musk to Jeff Bezos: ‘you cannot sue your way to the Moon Elon Musk: ‘we probably don't need' NDAs for Tesla's ‘Full Self-Driving' beta USB-C cables are getting new, confusing logos for faster 240W charging standard Nintendo categorically denies that a 4K Switch Pro is in development ‘Rife with sexism': employees of Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin describe ‘toxic' workplace culture Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    AI can be your writing buddy, your blogger, or your Dungeon Master

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 36:37

    For the next four Tuesdays, Verge senior reporter Ashley Carman will explore how artificial intelligence and machine learning are shaping the future of a variety of industries. In this episode, Ashley explores the wild world of AI writing and storytelling to find out if her job is in jeopardy. Is AI ready to replace seasoned writers or experienced reporters? Guests include Nick Walton (co-founder and CEO of Latitude), Samanyou Garg (founder of Writesonic), and artist K Allado-McDowell. This podcast was made by producer Liam James, senior audio director Andru Marino, senior reporter James Vincent, and senior reporter Ashley Carman.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    iPhone 13 review / Microsoft's Surface event biggest announcements

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 99:21

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Tom Warren discuss the reviews of the iPhone 13/iPhone 13 Pro and the many new devices Microsoft announced at their Surface event this week. Further reading: iPhone 13 review: yep, bigger batteries are better iPhone 13 Pro review: a better display, the best camera, and incredible battery life  iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 review: foundational fixes  iOS 15 is here, but we're still waiting on a few new features Apple updates macOS Safari with a new look, but you can turn off the big changes EU proposes mandatory USB-C on all devices, including iPhones Apple won't let Fortnite back on iOS until the Epic v. Apple verdict is final Tim Cook says employees who leak memos do not belong at Apple, according to leaked memo Microsoft's fall Surface event: the 7 biggest announcements  Microsoft announces Surface Pro 8 with bigger 13-inch 120Hz display and Thunderbolt Surface Laptop Studio is Microsoft's new powerful flagship laptop Microsoft's new Surface Duo 2 has all the features that were missing the first time around Microsoft's new Slim Pen 2 uses haptics to mimic the feeling of using a real pen The Surface Pro X gets a Wi-Fi-only version The Surface Go 3 gets new Intel processors Microsoft's new mouse has a shell that's 20 percent recycled ocean plastic Surface Adaptive Kit makes Microsoft's laptops more accessible Microsoft Surface Pro 8 hands-on: the one we've waited for Microsoft Surface Duo 2 hands-on: once more, with cameras Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio hands-on: one weird, powerful computer  The Surface Laptop Studio isn't as original as Microsoft would have you believe Kids who grew up with search engines could change STEM education forever Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    AI might help edit the next generation of blockbusters

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 29:24

    For the next four Tuesdays, Verge senior reporter Ashley Carman will explore how artificial intelligence and machine learning are shaping the future of a variety of industries. In this episode, Ashley explores how AI is being used to streamline video creation.  Guests include VP of Adobe Sensei Scott Prevost, co-founder and co-CEO of Flawless Scott Mann, and Verge senior reporter James Vincent.  This podcast was made by producer Liam James, senior audio director Andru Marino, senior reporter James Vincent, and senior reporter Ashley Carman.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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