The Vergecast

The Vergecast

By The Verge

The Vergecast is the flagship podcast from The Verge about small gadgets, Big Tech, and everything in between. Every Friday, hosts Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz hang out and make sense of the week’s most important technology news. And every Tuesday, David leads a selection of The Verge’s expert staffers in an exploration of how gadgets and software affect our lives – and which ones you should bring into yours.

Episodes

Samsung’s new folds, flips, and Apple clones

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the announcements from Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event, Redbox shutting down, and more tech news from this week. Further reading: Samsung Galaxy Unpacked: all the news on the Galaxy Ring, Fold, Flip, Watch, and AI Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 are pricier with minor updates Samsung’s Galaxy Ring could be the one ring to rule an ecosystem Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra hands-on: ultra déjà vu Galaxy Watch 7: price, availability, and how to preorder Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds are blatant AirPod clones in both form and function Samsung, Google, and Qualcomm are, uh, still doing that XR thing. Motorola’s 2024 Razr Plus is a fun and flawed flip phone Redbox shuts down as its parent company declares Chapter 7 bankruptcy Sling TV is the latest streamer to get those pesky pause ads Netflix’s next live event is a Joe Rogan comedy special Spotify is going to let you leave comments on podcast episodes Paramount agrees to sweetened Skydance merger deal Instagram is sticking to short videos, says Adam Mosseri Amazon’s Echo Spot is back with better sound and no camera Nothing’s CMF launches new supercheap earbuds and a smartwatch Nothing’s CMF Phone 1 is proof that gadgets can still be fun Early Apple tech bloggers are shocked to find their name and work have been AI-zombified Microsoft and Apple ditch OpenAI board seats amid regulatory scrutiny The developers suing over GitHub Copilot got dealt a major blow in court Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/241h 29m

The Vergecast builds a tech company

Today on the flagship podcast of corporate infighting:  The Verge's David Pierce, Nilay Patel, and Alex Cranz roleplay as CEOs of Vergecast Inc., tasked with creating a tech company by acquiring product lines from various industry giants. They select established products ranging from smartphones and PCs to messaging and audio solutions, sourced from companies such as Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung, Meta, and others.  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/07/241h 1m

Apple’s Vision Pro: five months later

Today on the flagship podcast of spatial computing: The Verge’s David Pierce chats with Victoria Song and Wes Davis about using the Vision Pro for the five months that it's been available to the public. The group details what works, what doesn’t, and what’s next for the device. Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not Apple announces visionOS 2 with 3D photo transformations and an ultrawide Mac display The Vision Pro isn’t destroying your eyes, but maybe get eye drops The Vision Pro is a computer for the age of walled gardens Apple’s Vision Pro team is reportedly focused on building a cheaper headset The Vision Pro will get Apple Intelligence and ‘Go Deeper’ in-store demos David chats with the folks at Sandwich Vision, who create Vision Pro apps called Television and Theater, about why they made 3D-rendered versions of CRT TVs in virtual reality. Sandwich Vision Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/07/241h 20m

The music industry’s AI fight

The Verge's Nilay Patel and David Pierce chat with Switched on Pop's Charlie Harding about the RIAA lawsuit against AI music startups Udio and Suno. Later, Nilay and David discuss the rest of this week's tech and gadget news. Further reading: What the RIAA lawsuits against Udio and Suno mean for AI and copyright  Major record labels sue AI company behind ‘BBL Drizzy’  Good 4 who? How music copyright has gone too far  Samsung just announced a date for its next Unpacked Google announces surprise Pixel 9 hardware event in August Motorola’s 2024 Razr phones are ready to make a splash  Beats Pill review: much easier to swallow this time Ultimate Ears announces new Everboom speaker, Boom 4 with USB-C, and more  Ludacris Performs Free Concert With JBL Speaker: Here's Where You Can Buy One for Summer Apple will soon offer better support for third-party iPhone displays and batteries Distance Technologies augmented reality car heads-up display hands-on Seven things I learned about the Sony car while playing Gran Turismo inside one  Rivian teases five new vehicles, and I have no idea what they are A group of Rabbit R1 jailbreakers found a massive security flaw Meta is connecting Threads more deeply with the fediverse ChatGPT’s Mac app is here, but its flirty advanced voice mode has been delayed Verizon’s new V logo arrives as the lines blur between 5G, Fios, and streaming Supreme Court rules Biden administration’s communications with social media companies were not illegal coercion Tesla Cybertruck recalled again, this time over faulty wiper and trim Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/06/241h 28m

New chips, new screens, new gadgets

Today on the flagship podcast of the many definitions of electronic paper:  03:12 -The Verge’s David Pierce takes a look at the Boox Palma, a phone-shaped e-reader that runs Android. He also compares notes with Clockwise’s Matt Martin and writer Craig Mod.  The Boox Palma is an amazing gadget I didn't even know I wanted New Pop-up Walk, Reading Digitally in 2024 — Roden Newsletter Archive  30:06 - The Verge’s Nathan Edwards and Tom Warren join the show to discuss their experience using Microsoft’s new Surface Copilot PCs. They also answer a question from The Vergecast Hotline. Surface Laptop 7th Edition review: Microsoft’s best MacBook Air competitor yet With Copilot Plus, the new and improved Windows PCs are here  Microsoft’s embarrassing Recall  Microsoft makes Copilot less useful on new Copilot Plus PCs  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/06/241h 8m

The next next thing in AI and AR

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss Apple's Vision Pro team reportedly refocusing on a cheaper headset, Meta launching a new "Wearables" organization, a new AI company startup from former OpenAI chief scientist, and a whole lot more tech news. Further reading: Apple’s new hands-free unlocking feature won’t work with existing smart locks Apple’s fancy new CarPlay will only work wirelessly Android’s AirTag competitors are off to a poor start. This universal remote wants to control your smart home sans hub The Framework Laptop 13 is about to become one of the world’s first RISC-V laptops The Beats Solo Buds have a great look and an even better price Xreal’s new Beam Pro is an Android tablet designed to work with your AR glasses Apple’s Vision Pro team is reportedly focused on building a cheaper headset Meta forms new Wearables group and lays off some employees OpenAI’s former chief scientist is starting a new AI company Perplexity continues to piss off publishers. An AI video tool just launched, and it’s already copying Disney’s IP Anthropic has a fast new AI model — and a clever new way to interact with chatbots AIs are coming for social networks TikTok ads may soon contain AI avatars of your favorite creators McDonald’s will stop testing AI to take drive-thru orders, for now Nvidia overtakes Microsoft as the world’s most valuable company US sues Adobe for ‘deceiving’ subscriptions that are too hard to cancel Tech CEOs are hot now, so workers are hiring $500-an-hour fashion consultants Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/241h 37m

Tesla’s big, epic, confusing future

Today on the flagship podcast of super helpful humanoid helper robots:  05:07 - The Verge’s David Pierce and Andy Hawkins discuss the latest at Tesla: new products, new initiatives, and a payday for Elon Musk.  Tesla’s 2024 shareholder meeting: all the news about Elon Musk’s $50 billion payday Let’s speculate wildly about Tesla’s three mystery vehicles  Tesla shareholders approve Elon Musk’s massive pay package — was there ever any doubt? Whatever Elon wants, Tesla gets 40:21 - Vee Song joins the show to discuss updates to the Apple Watch, a new Samsung Galaxy Watch, and more wearable news.  Finally, the Apple Watch will let you rest - The Verge Samsung’s Galaxy Watch FE is its new entry-level smartwatch - The Verge The Pixel Watch 2 can now detect when you’ve been in a car crash Apple announces watchOS 11 with new training features and Live Activities Samsung sues Oura preemptively to block smart ring patent claims 1:02:54 - David and Liam James answer a question from the Vergecast Hotline about weather apps.  Forecast Advisor Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/06/241h 14m

Apple and OpenAI make a deal

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss takeaways from WWDC, this week's gadget news, and Elon Musk dropping his lawsuit against OpenAI. Further reading: Apple and OpenAI aren’t paying each other yet, says Bloomberg MKBHD interviewed Tim Cook. Tim Cook is ‘not 100 percent’ sure Apple can stop AI hallucinations Can Apple Intelligence fix the iPhone’s broken notifications system? The AI upgrade cycle is here Here’s how Apple’s AI model tries to keep your data private The best small updates Apple didn’t mention at WWDC Apple IDs are becoming Apple Accounts Apple skipped over the best visionOS 2 updates iOS 18 will let you record calls — and tells everyone for their privacy SharePlay is coming to Apple TV, HomePods, and Bluetooth speakers  Finally, offline maps with turn-by-turn guidance. The new versions of iOS and macOS will let you rotate your Wi-Fi address to help reduce tracking. Xbox boss: ‘I think we should have a handheld, too’ Microsoft announces a discless Xbox Series X console in white Xbox chief confirms more games are coming to other platforms Jabra’s earbuds are going away, but the impact they made isn’t The best thing about Jabra’s new earbuds is the case  The Light Phone 3 adds a better screen, a camera, and new ways to replace your smartphone The Windows on Arm chip race heats up with a challenger to Qualcomm Did startup Flow Computing just make CPUs 100x faster? Here’s the white paper and FAQs Google is putting more Android in ChromeOS Elon Musk drops lawsuit against OpenAI Elon Musk has unusual relationships with women at SpaceX, WSJ reports Sony buys Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Pew: A growing number of Americans are getting their news from TikTok Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/241h 37m

Apple Intelligence, iPhones, and the rest of WWDC 2024

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Allison Johnson, and David Pierce discuss all the announcements from Apple's WWDC event. Further reading: Apple WWDC 2024: the 13 biggest announcements   Apple Intelligence: every new AI feature coming to the iPhone and Mac  Apple is giving Siri an AI upgrade in iOS 18  Apple announces iOS 18 with new AI features and more customizable homescreen Apple says iPhones will support RCS in 2024   Apple’s AI can make custom emoji and images iOS 18 introduces satellite capabilities to its iMessage app Apple announces iPadOS 18 with a built-in calculator and customizable homescreen  Apple made an iPad calculator app after 14 years The iPhone’s new Game Mode makes it faster and more responsive  Apple announces watchOS 11 with new training features and Live Activitie Apple announces macOS Sequoia at WWDC 2024  Apple’s standalone Passwords app syncs across iOS, iPad, Mac, and Windows  Apple’s AirPods are being upgraded with powerful accessibility features   Apple’s InSight feature for Apple TV Plus will tell you who that actor is Apple teases new seasons of Severance and Silo Apple announces visionOS 2 with 3D photo transformations and an ultrawide Mac display Apple is finally launching the Vision Pro outside the US Canon made a special lens for the Apple Vision Pro’s spatial videos  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/06/241h 54m

Apple’s AI moment is coming

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss what they expect to see next week at Apple's WWDC, or "dub dub" as it's more affectionately known. But first, we take you through all the gadgets previewed at Computex. Further reading: This is Lunar Lake — Intel’s utterly overhauled AI laptop chip that ditches memory sticks Humane is reportedly trying to sell itself to HP for $1 billion Humane, the startup behind the AI Pin, in talks with HP, telecoms to sell  Humane warns AI Pin owners to ‘immediately’ stop using its charging case Even the Raspberry Pi is getting in on AI  Apple put a Thread smart home radio into its newest Macs and iPads Apple just corrected the M2 iPad Air’s core count  Samsung leak reveals a cheaper Galaxy Watch Meta is fixing three of the biggest Quest 3 annoyances with v66 update  Nothing’s Phone 3 will be all about AI apps  The Asus ROG Ally X is official — and I took a peek inside Palmer Luckey is now selling pixel-perfect ultrabright magnesium Game Boys for $199 iOS 18 (and AI) will give Siri much more control over your apps Apple’s non-AI WWDC plans include Settings and Control Center revamps Apple might bring AI transcription to Voice Memos and Notes Apple’s WWDC may include AI-generated emoji and an OpenAI partnership Apple’s WWDC 2024 is set for June 10th Think inside the box Max raises prices across its ad-free plans We tested Aptoide, the first free iPhone app store alternative Google acquires Cameyo to integrate Windows app virtualization into ChromeOS Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/241h 20m

Sonos' headphones are extremely Sonos

Today on the flagship podcast of audio over Wi-Fi:  03:02 - The Verge’s Chris Welch shares his review of Sonos's Ace headphones. Sonos Ace review: was it worth it? Sonos CEO Patrick Spence addresses the company’s divisive app redesign 28:58 - MoviePass, MovieCrash director Muta’Ali and MoviePass CEO Stacy Spikes discuss what went wrong with the MoviePass subscription service and how that story was documented in the film. MoviePass, MovieCrash review: a damning account of corporate greed MoviePass is using you to ruin the movies  56:47 - Jennifer Pattison Tuohy answers a question from The Vergecast Hotline about smart home gadgets for renters.  Home Assistant: Setting up the Aqara FP2 Presence Sensor - Derek Seaman's Tech Blog  Yale launches its first retrofit smart lock — the Yale Approach with Wi-Fi  The new Yale Keypad Touch brings fingerprint unlocking to August smart locks Aqara kick-starts its first Matter-over-Thread smart lock with a promise of Home Key support  The new Yale Keypad Touch brings fingerprint unlocking to August smart locks Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/06/241h 7m

Inside the Google algorithm

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss Google's algorithm leak, OpenAI content deals, and more tech news from this week. Further reading: Google won’t comment on a potentially massive leak of its search algorithm documentation Google confirms the leaked Search documents are real An Anonymous Source Shared Thousands of Leaked Google Search API Documents with Me; Everyone in SEO Should See Them Secrets from the Algorithm: Google Search’s Internal Engineering Documentation Has Leaked Unpacking Google's massive Search documentation leak How SEO moves forward with the Google Content Warehouse API leak Google responds to leak: Documentation lacks context Vox Media and The Atlantic sign content deals with OpenAI Google scrambles to manually remove weird AI answers in search  Apple’s WWDC may include AI-generated emoji and an OpenAI partnership OpenAI CEO Cements Control as He Secures Apple Deal Custom GPTs open for free ChatGPT users OpenAI has a new safety team — it’s run by Sam Altman Why the OpenAI board fired Sam Altman  Elon Musk’s xAI raises $6 billion to fund its race against ChatGPT and all the rest New Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Ring details have leaked, courtesy of the FCC The Fitbit Ace LTE is like a Nintendo smartwatch for kids  Discord’s turning the focus back to games with a new redesign The business behind Unnecessary Inventions’ millions of followers Welcome to Notepad, a newsletter on Microsoft’s era-defining bets by Tom Warren Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/05/241h 32m

Why Microsoft bet on Surface

Today on the flagship podcast of open smart home standards:  03:25 - Microsoft’s Pavan Davuluri, leader for Windows and Devices, joins the show to discuss the future of the AI PC and what’s next for Microsoft’s hardware Microsoft’s new Windows chief on the future of the OS, Surface, and those annoying ads Microsoft’s big bet on building a new type of AI computer  Microsoft Build 2024: everything announced 30:25 - The Verge’s Jen Tuohy and David Pierce discuss the latest updates in the smart home world in a segment called “Does Matter matter yet?” The Dyson WashG1 is the company’s first dedicated mop Amazon’s Matter Casting is shaping up so nicely, I want to use it everywhere Matter 1.3 arrives with new device type and features Smart lighting company Brilliant is looking for a buyer Google launches new Home APIs and turns Google TVs into smart home hubs  01:13:20 - David answers a question from the Vergecast Hotline about AI-powered search engines.  Google is redesigning its search engine — and it's AI all the way down  Google CEO Sundar Pichai on AI-powered search and the future of the web Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/05/241h 25m

Seeing the real world inside a virtual one

On this episode of The Vergecast, the fourth and final installment of our series on the five senses of video games, we asked Polygon’s Charlie Hall to help us make sense of the current state of the art in flight simulation. Hall, who once spent more than four months in VR mapping the edge of the Milky Way galaxy in Elite: Dangerous, has more experience in a virtual cockpit than most. We wanted to know how the pros set up their simulators to get the most realistic experience and why it’s so complicated to make a virtual world look like the real one. Further reading: It’s time to build the cockpit of your dreams Microsoft Flight Simulator’s most-needed feature is co-op My first kill as a Star Citizen If Microsoft Flight Simulator has you craving air combat, try this flight sim next Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/2437m 15s

ChatGPT has a Scarlett Johansson problem

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss announcements from Microsoft Build, the OpenAI's trouble with Scarlett Johansson, new Sonos headphones, and more. Further reading: Microsoft’s big bet on building a new type of AI computer  Recall is Microsoft’s key to unlocking the future of PCs  https://www.theverge.com › microsoft-surface-pro-pric... Here’s the eight-inch Snapdragon PC for your Windows on Arm experiments  How does the Microsoft Surface Laptop stack up to the MacBook Air?  Microsoft Build 2024: everything announced Windows now has AI-powered copy and paste Microsoft is making File Explorer more powerful with version control and 7z compression Here’s the eight-inch Snapdragon PC for your Windows on Arm experiments Microsoft Edge will translate and dub YouTube videos as you’re watching them Microsoft brings out a small language model that can look at pictures  Microsoft’s new Copilot AI agents act like virtual employees to automate tasks  Microsoft outage took down Copilot, DuckDuckGo, and ChatGPT search features OpenAI is ‘in conversations’ with Scarlett Johansson over the ChatGPT voice that sounds just like her OpenAI pulls its Scarlett Johansson-like voice for ChatGPT Lawyers say OpenAI could be in real trouble with Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson told OpenAI not to use her voice — and she’s not happy they might have anyway OpenAI didn’t copy Scarlett Johansson’s voice for ChatGPT, records show OpenAI Just Gave Away the Entire Game OpenAI’s News Corp deal licenses content from WSJ, New York Post, and more OpenAI strikes Reddit deal to train its AI on your posts The US government is trying to break up Live Nation-Ticketmaster The Sonos Ace headphones are here, and they’re damn impressive Sonos CEO Patrick Spence addresses the company’s divisive app redesign here’s an electric salt spoon that adds umami flavor  Apple needs to explain that bug that resurfaced deleted photos  Humane is looking for a buyer after the AI Pin’s underwhelming debut  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/241h 31m

Microsoft is in its AI PC era

Today on the flagship podcast of Arm-based chipsets: 03:08 - The Verge’s Tom Warren and David Pierce discuss the announcements from Microsoft’s Surface event, including the new Arm-powered Surface Laptop, and Copilot Plus PCs. Microsoft’s Surface AI event: news, rumors, and lots of Qualcomm laptops  Microsoft announces an Arm-powered Surface Laptop Microsoft’s new Surface Pro gets an OLED display for the first time Microsoft announces Copilot Plus PCs with built-in AI hardware The new, faster Surface Pro is Microsoft's all-purpose AI PC  Recall is Microsoft’s key to unlocking the future of PCs 27:29 -Verge senior AI reporter Kylie Robison joins the show to chat about OpenAI’s GPT-4o demo and where we’re headed in the next few years of AI.  ChatGPT is getting a Mac app OpenAI’s custom GPT Store is now open to all for free OpenAI releases GPT-4o, a faster model that’s free for all ChatGPT users  ChatGPT will be able to talk to you like Scarlett Johansson in Her  OpenAI pulls its Scarlett Johansson-like voice for ChatGPT  OpenAI chief scientist Ilya Sutskever is officially leaving OpenAI researcher resigns, claiming safety has taken ‘a backseat to shiny products’ We tried out the Project Astra demo at Google I/O which worked well un... | tech | TikTok  57:40 - Nilay Patel answers a question about iPads for this week’s Vergecast Hotline. Apple iPad Pro (2024) review: the best tablet money can buy Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/05/241h 10m

The smells and tastes of a great video game

Today on the flagship podcast of refillable scent cartridges:  Producer Andru Marino tries out a gadget called the Gamescent, an AI-powered scent machine that syncs with your gaming and movie watching experience. He walks David Pierce through the experience and whether integrating olfaction could be the future of gaming.  We also hear from Nimesha Ranasinghe, an assistant professor at the University of Maine working on taste sensations and taste simulation in virtual reality experiences, which can lead to adding another sense into the world of gaming.  Further reading: A Brief History of Smell-O-Vision “Scent of Mystery”, the First and Only Use of Smell-O-Vision The sights, smells, and sprays of ‘Iron Man 3’ in 4DX The iSmell story Smell-O-Vision is REAL: Linus Tech Tips VR pioneer Jaron Lanier on dystopia, empathy, and the future of the internet The sense of taste in virtual reality Virtual lemonade sends colour and taste to a glass of water Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/2435m 25s

AI assistants are so back

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss announcements from Google I/O and OpenAI's GPT4o event. Further reading: Google and OpenAI race to build the feature of search OpenAI releases GPT-4o, a faster model that’s free for all ChatGPT users ChatGPT will be able to talk to you like Scarlett Johansson in Her ChatGPT is getting a Mac app OpenAI’s custom GPT Store is now open to all for free OpenAI’s “ChatGPT and GPT-4” Spring Update stream starts in 20 minutes OpenAI chief scientist Ilya Sutskever is officially leavingl Project Astra: the future of AI at Google is fast, multi-modal assistants like Gemini Live Google’s Gemini AI is getting a chatty new voice mode  Google will let you create personalized AI chatbots Google’s Gemini can build an entire vacation itinerary ‘in a matter of seconds’  Google’s Circle to Search will help you with your math homework Google’s Gemini video search makes factual error in demo We have to stop ignoring AI’s hallucination problem Google I/O 2024: everything announced Google is redesigning its search engine — and it's AI all the way down  Google now offers ‘web’ search — and an AI opt-out button Gemini is about to get better at understanding what's on your phone screen  Google is building Gemini Nano AI right into Chrome Google makes its AI way faster with Gemini Flash  Google’s new LearnLM AI model focuses on education Android apps will soon let you use your face to control your cursor Android is getting an AI-powered scam call detection feature Google targets filmmakers with Veo, its new generative AI video model Google’s invisible AI watermark will help identify generative text and video Google Photos is getting its own ‘Ask Photos’ assistant this summer Blink and you missed it: Google has a new pair of prototype AR glasses We have to stop ignoring AI’s hallucination problem Google launches new Home APIs and turns Google TVs into smart home hubs Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/241h 34m

The case for the iPad Pro

Today on the flagship podcast of tandem OLEDs:  The Verge’s David Pierce and Chris Welch discuss the new iPad Pros with an OLED screen, Sonos’ controversial new app, and Sonos’ leaked headphones.  Apple iPad Pro (2024) review: the best kind of overkill The new Apple iPad Air is great — but it's not the one to get The new Sonos app is missing a lot of features, and people aren’t happy Sonos Ace headphones will have magnetic ear cushions and 30-hour battery life The Verge’s Will Poor buys a bunch of broken iPhones on eBay, and pits the Apple Store against independent repair techs. Jet City Device Repair iFixit’s iPhone 8 charge port repair guide Hugh Jeffreys’ iPhone 12 investigation Apple’s plan to allow used parts in iPhone repairs David answers a question from the Vergecast Hotline about why some people think the iPad should be a Macbook replacement.  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/05/241h 12m

The rise of the audio-only video game

In episode two of our Five Senses of Gaming miniseries, David Pierce dives into the world of hearing with audio-only video games with Paul Bennun, who has been in this space longer than most. Years ago, Bennun and his team at Somethin’ Else made a series of games called Papa Sangre that were among the most innovative and most popular games of their kind. He explains what makes an audio game work, why the iPhone 4 was such a crucial technological achievement for these games, and more. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/2427m 9s

The beginning and end of the iPad

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Apple's iPad event, the evolution of the streaming business, updates on the Wisconsin Foxconn site, and much more tech news. Apple iPad event: all the news from Apple’s ‘Let Loose’ reveal  The 7 biggest announcements from Apple’s iPad event  Here's how the latest iPad Pro compares to the new iPad Air (and prior models)   Apple adds a 13-inch iPad Air to the mix The iPad Air is now heavier than the iPad Pro  Apple announces new iPad Pros with OLED displays and thinnest design ever  Apple announces its M4 chip Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro M4: bigger trackpad and a function row  Hands-on with the new iPad Pro: yeah, it's really thin  You can upgrade the iPad Pro’s processor now, too  The new Apple Pencil Pro is harder to lose and better to draw with Apple puts more ‘Pro’ in Final Cut and Logic Pro for the iPad  Apple quietly kills the old-school iPad and its headphone jack The new iPads are ditching physical SIM cards Goodbye to Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folio, the best iPad Pro accessory People sure are pressed about Apple’s crushing iPad commercial A Disney, Hulu, and Max streaming bundle is on the way The streaming business will look “very different” in the next couple of years. Max nears 100 million subscribers globally. Max price hike incoming. Disney’s streaming business gets closer to becoming profitable ESPN is coming to the Disney Plus app Sony is now in play to buy Paramount. The Office is getting a Peacock spinoff about local newspapers The new Sonos app is missing a lot of features, and people aren’t happy  Inside Microsoft’s Xbox turmoil Microsoft says it needs games like Hi-Fi Rush the day after killing its studio Epic v. Apple judge seems displeased over style restrictions on iOS buttons The new Sonos app is missing a lot of features, and people aren’t happy  President Joe Biden to announce AI data center at failed Foxconn site in Wisconsin TikTok sues the US government over ban The Google Pixel 8A is a midrange phone that might go the distance  Google’s Pixel Tablet relaunch at $399 makes its magnetic dock optional  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/241h 30m

Delta's 10-year journey to the top of the App Store

Today on the flagship podcast of enterprise certificate hacks:  03:22 - The Verge’s David Pierce chats with Riley Testut, founder of AltStore and developer of the game emulator app Delta, about how his app finally made it into Apple’s App Store.  The free Delta game emulator for iPhones is live on Apple’s App Store Third-party iPhone app store AltStore PAL is now live in Europe Delta is the game emulator your iPhone has been missing 46:17 - David walks us through his experimentation with the many software and hardware solutions for “AI voice notes.”  Cleft Notes is an AI voice notes app that really works 1:02:02 - David answers a question from the Vergecast Hotline about the Rabbit R1.  Rabbit R1 review: nothing to see here Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/05/241h 11m

A speedrunner’s quest to (re)build the perfect N64 controller

We’re kicking off our “Five Senses of Gaming” miniseries today, starting with “touch.” The Verge’s William Poor explores a controller crisis in the Nintendo 64 speedrunning community, and follows one speedrunner’s quest to recreate a mythical controller he lost. Further reading/viewing: How Sticks Are Sabotaging Speedrunners (Stick Crisis History) abney317 on Twitch The Quest to Beat abney317 Mariokart64.com More on Beck Abney’s controller problems Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/2429m 8s

Rabbit, Humane, and the iPad

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss this week's tech and gadget news. Further reading: Rabbit R1 review: an unfinished, unhelpful AI gadget  The Rabbit R1’s first software update addresses its dismal battery life - The Verge  Turns out the Rabbit R1 was just an Android app all along TikTok and Universal Music Group end feud with new agreement  Microsoft’s OpenAI investment was triggered by Google fears, emails reveal Peloton announces new round of layoffs as CEO quits Elon Musk goes ‘absolutely hard core’ in another round of Tesla layoffs  Tesla layoffs hit Supercharger team just as it’s poised to take over EV charging LinkedIn is the latest company to get in on gaming  Pixel 8A leak reveals $499 starting price Beats announces Solo 4 headphones and $79.99 Solo Buds Beats Solo 4 review: playing both sides  Walmart is about to launch a 4K Chromecast that’s also a smart speaker SwitchBot S10 review: with plumbing hookups, this robovac and mop is actually hands-free iOS 17.5 beta lets you keep Find My on during iPhone repairs Razer made a million dollars selling a mask with RGB, and the FTC is not pleased Instagram’s updated algorithm prioritizes original content instead of rip-offs  Meta is “exploring” algorithm changes on Threads. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/241h 22m

Phones are the ultimate AI gadget

Today on the flagship podcast of dedicated AI hardware:  The Verge’s David Pierce and Allison Johnson debate whether the emergence of standalone AI gadgets like the Humane Pin and the Rabbit R1 are better off as apps or should exist as its own hardware.  Humane AI Pin review: not even close  The Humane AI Pin worked better than I expected — until it didn’t  A morning with the Rabbit R1: a fun, funky, unfinished AI gadget Can Rabbit’s R1 outsmart the smartphone assistants? Let’s find out! The future of AI gadgets is just phones The Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses actually make the future look cool   The Verge’s Alex Heath joins the show to discuss Meta’s big move into AI with its multimodal AI smart glasses and a new AI model called Llama 3.  Q&A: Mark Zuckerberg on winning the AI race  Meta wants to be the Microsoft of headsets Zuckerberg says it will take Meta years to make money from generative AI Nilay Patel answers a question from The Vergecast Hotline about Microsoft and antitrust. Microsoft splits Teams from Office as antitrust pressure ramps up Microsoft and OpenAI deal may face anti-trust investigations in the EU.  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/04/241h 13m

Anyone want to buy TikTok?

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss President Biden signing the TikTok ban bill, Apple's May 7th iPad event, Tesla's flop era, and more. Further reading: Senate passes TikTok ban bill, sending it to President Biden’s desk Biden signs TikTok ‘ban’ bill into law, starting the clock for ByteDance to divest it Rabbit R1 hands-on: early tests with the $199 AI gadget  Apple announces May 7th event for new iPads What to expect at Apple’s May ‘Let Loose’ event The Mercedes G-Wagen, the ultimate off-road status symbol, goes electric  The Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses have multimodal AI now  Kuo: Apple cuts Vision Pro shipments due to low demand Tesla’s in its flop era Tesla lays off ‘more than 10 percent’ of its workforce, loses top executives Tesla recalls all 3,878 Cybertrucks over faulty accelerator pedal  Tesla reveals a new Model 3 Performance with more horsepower and faster acceleration A cheaper Tesla is back on the menu Sonos announces redesigned app that puts everything on your homescreen Qualcomm announces Snapdragon X Plus and Elite processors  Apple might be the streaming home of soccer’s next big tournament  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/04/241h 40m

Congress takes on TikTok, privacy, and AI

Today on the flagship podcast of forced app divestiture:  03:07  - The Verge’s David Pierce and Lauren Fiener discuss the latest tech policy bills floating through Congress, including a privacy bill, a generative AI bill, and the TikTok divest-or-ban bill. TikTok ‘ban’ passes in the House again TikTok divest-or-ban legislation could suddenly be fast-tracked in the Senate Lawmakers unveil new bipartisan digital privacy bill after years of impasse  A real privacy law? House lawmakers are optimistic this time  New bill would create public datasets to train AI and incentivize innovation. 34:17 - David talks with Nikola Todorovic and Tye Sheridan about their company Wonder Dynamics, which is creating AI-powered production tools for filmmakers.  1:09:16 - David answers a question from the Vergecast Hotline about messaging apps. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/04/241h 18m

Emulators are taking over the App Store

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss third-party iPhone app stores, game emulators, Google Android and hardware team restructuring, the latest TikTok news, and more. Further reading: Third-party iPhone app store AltStore PAL is now live in Europe The free Delta game emulator for iPhones is live on Apple’s App Store A new NES emulator was briefly available on the Apple App Store The first Apple-approved emulator for the iPhone has arrived... and been pulled Apple opens the App Store to retro game emulators Google is combining its Android and hardware teams — and it’s all about AI Meta’s battle with ChatGPT begins now AI isn't useless. But is it worth it? Facebook’s AI Told Parents Group It Has a Gifted, Disabled Child Big Papa Joe, world's biggest TouchWiz Fan - The Vergecast (clip) Facebook’s AI Told Parents Group It Has a Gifted, Disabled Child   Sony might have perfected Mini LED TVs with its new 2024 lineup Broadcast TV still exists, and now it’s sort of getting a built-in DVR TikTok Notes starts rolling out as a new rival to Instagram TikTok gives users more in-app ways to buy event tickets. TikTok divest-or-ban legislation could suddenly be fast-tracked in the Senate Report: ByteDance still has access to US users’ TikTok data despite Project Texas The president could delay a TikTok ban an extra six months under a reported House proposal. TikTok to restrict users who repeatedly post problematic topics from ‘For You’ feed Twitch’s new TikTok-style Discovery feed is rolling out to everyone soon Spotify is developing a remix feature to rival sped-up TikTok tunes Samsung shifts executives to six-day workweeks to ‘inject a sense of crisis’ Boston Dynamics’ new electric Atlas robot is swiveling nightmare fuel Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/241h 34m

The internet really is a series of tubes

Today on the flagship podcast of undersea cable management:  04:10 - The Verge’s David Pierce and Josh Dzieza discuss the industry of laying and maintaining undersea cables that connect us to the internet.  The invisible seafaring industry that keeps the internet afloat 43:43 - Tom Warren and Joanna Nelius join the show to discuss the future of Arm chips on PCs and whether or not we’re about to get a huge jump in performance on most laptops.  Microsoft is confident Windows on Arm could finally beat Apple Microsoft to hold a special Windows and Surface AI event in May Microsoft’s first AI PCs are the Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 for businesses Qualcomm claims its Snapdragon X Elite processor will beat Apple, Intel, and AMD Qualcomm says most Windows games should ‘just work’ on its unannounced Arm laptops 1:11:18 - Alex Cranz answers questions from the Vergecast Hotline about e-readers and the latest Kobo devices.  Kobo announces its first color e-readers The best ebook reader to buy right now Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/04/241h 23m

The good, the bad, and the Humane AI Pin

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Piece, and Alex Cranz discuss David's review of the Humane AI Pin, Taylor Swift's music back on TikTok, a new party speaker, and much more. Further reading: Humane AI Pin review: the post-smartphone future isn’t here yet Here’s What Reviewers Are Saying About the Humane Pin We now have a better look at what’s inside the Humane AI pin OpenAI transcribed over a million hours of YouTube videos to train GPT-4  Taylor Swift’s music is back on TikTok Apple will open the iPhone to repair with used parts Kobo announces its first color e-readers Sony’s new headphones and speakers are all about skull-rattling bass Official: here’s the DJI Avata 2, possibly one of the best sequels in years Google Vids is the latest AI-powered app in Workspace Meta says it’s fixing ‘HD’ photo sharing in Facebook Messenger  Marissa Mayer’s eternal Sunshine The MPA has big plans to crack down on movie piracy again Vote for The Vergecast in the Webbys! Join The Verge at the 2024 Chicago Humanities Spring Festival Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/241h 34m

The TikTok ban and the iPhone monopoly

The Verge’s David Pierce, Nilay Patel, and Alex Cranz answer questions from The Vergecast Hotline all about the TikTok ban debate and the US v Apple case.  Further reading:  TikTok ban: all the news on attempts to ban the video platform US v. Apple: everything you need to know The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age Vote for The Vergecast in the Webbys! Join The Verge at the 2024 Chicago Humanities Spring Festival Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/04/241h 3m

How much MacBook is enough MacBook?

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz discuss the Apple Macbook Air M3 review, Jon Stewart's take on AI, and a whole lot more of this week's tech news. Further reading: Apple MacBook Air M3 review: small upgrades  It’s time for a hard reset on notifications Best printer 2024, best printer for home use, office use, printing labels, printer for school, homework printer you are a printer we are all printers  Microsoft is working on an Xbox AI chatbot Samsung says Bixby’s still not dead The world needs more gadgets like LG’s briefcase TV  Jon Stewart on AI, Lina Khan, and the other things Apple didn’t want him to say  A first look at Europe’s alternative iPhone app stores Will the Apple antitrust case lawsuit affect your phone’s security? How Meta’s global head of safety approaches online age verification Is TikTok still TikTok without the algorithm?’ The US House banned staffers from using Microsoft Copilot FCC will vote on restoring net neutrality rules X’s ‘complimentary’ Premium push gives people blue checks they didn’t ask for Spotify’s price is reportedly going up again  AI George Carlin case settled as performers demand better protection  OpenAI’s voice cloning AI model only needs a 15-second sample to work Google Podcasts is gone — and so is my faith in Google  Vote for us in the Webbys!! People’s Voice Technology Podcast  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/241h 32m

A better keyboard than QWERTY

Today on the flagship podcast of alternate keyboard layouts:  03:36 - The Verge’s David Pierce talks to Jonas Hietala about his ultra-custom keyboard he built from the ground up to fit his specific needs.  Jonas Hietala: The T-34 keyboard layout 30:40 - The Verge’s Tom Warren explains the next phase of Microsoft with a new leader on the Windows and Surface team.  Microsoft has a new Windows and Surface chief Microsoft’s first AI PCs are the Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 for businesses Rewind’s new feature brings ChatGPT to your personal information 57:32 - David answers a question from the Vergecast Hotline about tricks for Netflix recommendations.  How Planet Earth — and the Netflix homepage — get made Vote for The Vergecast in the Webby's Technology Podcast category! Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/04/241h 7m

Power User: Taylor Lorenz on the TikTok ban

Today we're sharing an episode of a new podcast called Power User, which explores how technology and the internet are upending our lives and the world around us, hosted by tech journalist Taylor Lorenz. Follow Power User with Taylor Lorenz wherever you get your podcasts: https://link.chtbl.com/poweruserpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/2454m 54s

AI headphones and clicky phone keys

Today on the flagship podcast of canceled-out cricket sounds:  03:29 - David, Andru, and Will react to prototype headphones that use AI to take noise cancellation to a whole new level.  Hear how the best ANC headphones handle real world and lab tests  We sent the top ANC headphones to a lab to test their noise-canceling abilities  The University of Washington’s Semantic Hearing project UW’s Mobile Intelligence Lab 31:30 - Michael Fisher, aka Mr. Mobile, joins the show to discuss mobile phones with physical keyboards and his latest project, “Clicks,” an iPhone case featuring an integrated keyboard. Clicks is a BlackBerry-style iPhone keyboard case designed for creators BlackBerry kills Ryan Seacrest's iPhone keyboard 56:30 - Andru Marino answers a question from the Vergecast Hotline about the best microphone for recording your parents.  How to get great audio for podcast interviews Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/03/241h 3m

Apple’s antitrust fight begins

The Verge's David Pierce, Alex Cranz, Lauren Feiner and Nilay Patel discuss the breaking news about the the US Department of Justice accusing Apple of operating an illegal monopoly in the smartphone market in an expansive new antitrust lawsuit. Further reading: US v. Apple: everything you need to know  US sues Apple for illegal monopoly over smartphones The US Department of Justice is suing Apple — read the full lawsuit here  The lock-in problem at the heart of the DOJ’s case against Apple   Beeper couldn’t bring iMessage to Android — but it can still make a great chat app What else can Humane’s AI pin do?  These toddler games for iPad are actually good — and that's all too rare YouTube TV’s multiview comes to iPhones and iPads in time for March Madness Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/241h 31m

DoorDash, Uber Eats... and Tony

Today on the flagship podcast of scaled EV production: 02:50 - Verge producer Will Poor tags along with a former Uber Eats driver who ditched the delivery apps and is trying to start a one-man gig work revolution. This Seattle Delivery Person Is Breaking Free of the Apps https://tonydelivers.co/ 18:54- The Verge's David Pierce and Andrew Hawkins discuss Rivian's new vehicles they announced last week, and what it will take for the company to compete with Tesla. Rivian R2, R3, and R3X launch event: the EV company’s more affordable SUVs are here Rivian’s CEO talks R2 and R3 launch, and why he has ‘complete certainty’ EVs will win  Rivian R2 revealed: a $45,000 electric off-roader for the masses Rivian owners now have access to Tesla Superchargers Rivian surprises with R3 and R3X electric SUVs   54:37 - David and Allison Johnson answer a question from The Vergecast Hotline about foldable phones. Google Pixel Fold review: closing the gap Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 review: a little better is just good enough Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/03/241h 9m

Are we really about to ban TikTok?

The Verge 's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the US House of Representatives passing a bill that could ban TikTok, the streaming news of the week, a Dyson robot, and more. Further reading: Lawmakers introduce bill that would punish app stores for hosting TikTok TikTok ban: all the news on attempts to ban the video platform  House passes bill that could ban TikTok TikTok’s fate now lies with the Senate after House advances path to a ban There might be a “TikTok Photos” app in the works to take on Instagram. TikTok CEO tells users to “make their voices heard” against a bill that could ban the app in the US. Nancy Pelosi is playing TikTok-toe. Donald Trump has even more to say about the TikTok ban. President Biden says he’ll sign a TikTok ban, if passed. TikTok is urging users to call Congress about a looming ban The TikTokers are revolting. Former Activision CEO Bobby Kotick is apparently eyeing TikTok. YouTube is revamping its TV app to make videos feel way more interactive  Spotify now has music videos  Neil Young’s music is back on “low res Spotify” two years after Rogan protest Neil Young says the MacBook Pro has ‘Fisher-Price’ audio quality Elon Musk cancels Don Lemon’s show on X after a ‘tense’ interview Linda Yaccarino on X: "X is becoming a video first platform” Roku hackers breach 15,000 accounts and are selling them online British monarchy rocked by bad Photoshop job The Kate Middleton photo scandal is a rare — and consequential — flub SpaceX successfully launches Starship in third flight test  Apple to allow iOS app downloads direct from websites in the EU Hands-on with the Dyson 360 Vis Nav robot vacuum Nikon is acquiring US camera manufacturer RED Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/241h 39m

The 2024 Streaming Draft (live from SXSW)

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz choose their picks for The Vergecast Streaming Draft of 2024 in front of a live audience at SXSW. Watch video version with a scoreboard on YouTube Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/03/2459m 0s

Hello and goodbye to the MacBook Air

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Apple's upgraded MacBook Air, the EU's Digital Markets Act deadline for tech’s biggest “gatekeepers”, and a bunch of tech news from this week. Further reading: Apple announces upgraded MacBook Air laptops with M3 chips The MacBook Air’s wedge is truly gone — and I miss it already Apple may not do a spring event this year How the EU’s DMA is changing Big Tech: all of the news and updates How every tech ‘gatekeeper’ is responding to the DMA  iOS 17.4 is here and ready for a whole new Europe  Apple hit with a nearly $2 billion fine following Spotify complaint  Spotify and Epic criticize Apple’s iOS changes as ‘a mockery of the DMA’ Spotify will show pricing options outside its iOS app in the EU — if Apple lets it Apple kills Epic’s iOS game store plans over App Store criticism Apple is bringing sideloading and alternate app stores to the iPhone Apple unbanned Epic so it can make an iOS games store in the EU Alternative iOS app stores won’t work (for long) outside of the EU. Here’s the new iOS default browser nag for iPhone users in Europe. Apple is officially dropping iPhone support for web apps in the EU Apple’s decision to drop iPhone web apps comes under scrutiny in the EU Now Apple says it won’t disable iPhone web apps in the EU Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/03/241h 37m

AI gadgets, bendy phones, and more from MWC

Today on the flagship podcast of region locked phones:  The Verge’s Allison Johnson and Jon Porter report back on all the tech we saw at Mobile World Congress this past week.  MWC 2024: all the phones, wearables, and gadgets announced in Barcelona Peering through Lenovo’s transparent laptop into a sci-fi future  What if phones actually bent to our needs?  The Phone 2A makes a guest appearance at Nothing’s MWC event. The Humane AI Pin worked better than I expected — until it didn’t  Samsung has big ambitions for the Galaxy Ring  A short gif of Infinix’s color-changing charging E Ink phone concept. Now there’s a 28,000mAh battery with a phone in it  Xiaomi’s new Watch S3 has a bezel you can swap as easily as a strap. Honor’s Magic 6 Pro launches internationally with AI-powered eye tracking on the way HMD is making a Barbie flip phone alongside a smartphone for tinkerers Later, David answers a question from the Vergecast Hotline about web crawlers and AI.  With the rise of AI, web crawlers are suddenly controversial The Vergecast and Decoder are live at SXSW this weekend, March 8th and 9th. SXSW attendees can see both shows live on the official Vox Media Podcast Stage at the JW Marriott, presented by Atlassian. Learn more at voxmedia.com/live. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/03/2446m 48s

How smart is the smart kitchen, really?

The Verge’s Jennifer Pattison Tuohy has as smart a kitchen as any reasonable person possibly could; she has smart appliances, a smart sink, a smart fridge, and more voice assistants than anyone could ever talk to. And for a few days, she tried to let her kitchen do the work: telling her what to cook, getting everything set up just right, and even taking some of the cooking and cleaning load off her shoulders. Jen kept a diary during her adventures, and then joined The Vergecast to tell the tale. The fun, frustrating, exciting, harrowing tale. Links: The Thermomix The Samsung Food app The Fresco app The GE Profile Smart Smoker The Smart Instapot Pro The Traeger Smart Wood Pellet Grill The Typhur Smart Air Fryer Tovala Smart Countertop Oven My favorite smart oven is toast Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/2448m 47s

The Apple Car crash

The Verge's Nilay Patel and David Pierce talk through the weird and winding history of Apple's "secret" car project now that it's officially dead. And later, senior policy reporter Lauren Feiner makes her Vergecast debut to catch us up on the arguments made this week in the Supreme Court about online speech and the First Amendment. Further reading: Apple’s electric car project is dead RIP to the Apple Car, we hardly knew ye Behind Apple’s Doomed Car Project: False Starts and Wrong Turns Supreme Court hears arguments on the future of online speech: all the news The Supreme Court is about to decide the future of online speech Why Uber and Etsy came up so much in the Supreme Court’s social media arguments Google CEO says Gemini AI diversity errors are 'completely unacceptable' TikTok is removing even more songs as music rights battle drags on The Humane AI Pin worked better than I expected — until it didn’t  Ford offers EV owners free Tesla Supercharger adapters until July Attention English majors: now you can add handwritten notes to Google Docs The Vergecast and Decoder are live at SXSW this weekend, March 8th and 9th. SXSW attendees can see both shows live on the official Vox Media Podcast Stage at the JW Marriott, presented by Atlassian. Learn more at voxmedia.com/live. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/241h 31m

Tales of a shopping influencer

Today on the flagship podcast of the economic theory of Dave and Busters: 02:50 - The Verge’s Mia Sato shares her experience on a new shopping app called Flip, which is filled with only videos that earn affiliate revenue.  Where everyone’s an influencer and everything’s for sale 35:34 - The Verge’s Vjeran Pavic and Becca Farsace chat with David Piece about the new Fuji X100VI, and why this line of cameras was a sensation on social media.  Fujifilm announces the X100VI, its follow-up to a TikTok sensation The internet's NEW favorite camera? (Fuji X100VI) Fujifilm X100T review 57:44 - Verge producer Will Poor answers a follow-up question about the right to repair legislation in this week’s Vergecast Hotline. The Vergecast and Decoder are live at SXSW this weekend, March 8th and 9th. SXSW attendees can see both shows live on the official Vox Media Podcast Stage at the JW Marriott, presented by Atlassian. Learn more at voxmedia.com/live. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/241h 5m

The smart kitchen is a great idea — and a strange reality

Over the next two Sundays on The Vergecast, The Verge’s Jennifer Pattison-Tuohy and David Pierce dig into the dream smart kitchen, the less-than-dreamy reality of the situation, and what it might take to make cooking, cleaning, meal-prepping, and eating more efficient and more fun. On this episode, Jen takes us on a tour of her own smart(ish) kitchen, and explains why the kitchen often feels left behind in the overall smart home race. Then, Jen and David are joined by Ben Harris, the CEO of Fresco; and Nick Holzherr, the co-founder of Samsung Food. They tell us about the opportunities and challenges in reinventing the way we cook and eat, and explain why the AI revolution might usher in huge change. Further reading: This smart oven solved my work-from-home lunchtime conundrum 2023 in the smart home: Matter’s broken promises How the smart home is finally getting out of your phone and into your home Appliance makers are teaming up to reduce your electricity usage — and save you cash This smart mixer did not make me a better baker Can Samsung Food usher in a new era for the smart kitchen? Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/02/2457m 6s

The AIs are officially out of control

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss ChatGPT and Gemini updates, Walmart acquiring Vizio, Apple's Sports app, and more. Further reading: Google cut a deal with Reddit for AI training data Google apologizes for ‘missing the mark’ after Gemini generated racially diverse Nazis  Google’s open-source Gemma AI models draw from the research behind Gemini ChatGPT spat out gibberish for many users overnight before OpenAI fixed it One month with Microsoft’s AI vision of the future: Copilot Pro Gemini, Gemma, Goose.  OpenAI can’t register ‘GPT’ as a trademark — yet Artificial investment Walmart to acquire Vizio in $2.3 billion deal Echo Hub review: a simple, customizable smart home control panel Samsung details a host of audio upgrades coming to its phones, tablets, and TVs Apple says the iPhone 15’s battery got better — but won’t say how Rice is not included in Apple’s official guidance for a wet phone One of the last small-ish Android phones looks like it's going the way of the iPhone Mini  OnePlus is getting back into the smartwatch game The Garmin Forerunner 165 could be a great budget running watch  Sony’s PlayStation Portal hacked to run emulated PSP games Framework is selling a cheap modular laptop  Wyze says camera breach let 13,000 customers briefly see into other people’s homes Apple launches Apple Sports app with scores and betting odds  Apple is already defending iMessage against tomorrow’s quantum computing attacks  IBM quantum computing updates: System Two and Heron Microsoft and Intel strike a custom chip manufacturing deal Rivian says it is laying off 10 percent of its workforce as EV woes deepen Ford slashes Mustang Mach-E prices again as EV price war enters its second year The Vergecast and Decoder are live at SXSW this weekend, March 8th and 9th. SXSW attendees can see both shows live on the official Vox Media Podcast Stage at the JW Marriott, presented by Atlassian. Learn more at voxmedia.com/live. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/241h 25m

The right to repair – and play games anywhere

Today on the flagship podcast of sneaky gaming strategies: 03:45 - Verge producer Will Poor reports on a right-to-repair bill in Oregon and what's next in the right-to-repair movement. The right-to-repair movement is just getting started Status of Right to Repair legislation state by state, via repair.org iFixit explains parts pairing Jessa Jones’ iPad Rehab Apple Is Lobbying Against Right to Repair Six Months After Supporting Right to Repair The current draft of Oregon’s Right to Repair bill 33:13 - Tom Warren breaks down the news from Microsoft’s gaming chief about Xbox games coming to PS5 and next-gen hardware. Microsoft’s gaming chief on Xbox games coming to PS5, next-gen hardware, and more 1:00:49 - David Pierce and Alex Cranz answer a question from The Vergecast Hotline about the crackdown on password sharing for streaming services. Netflix might ruin password sharing for everyone  Disney Plus is finally cracking down on password sharing in the US Hulu is cracking down on password sharing, just like Disney Plus and Netflix The Vergecast and Decoder are live at SXSW this weekend, March 8th and 9th. SXSW attendees can see both shows live on the official Vox Media Podcast Stage at the JW Marriott, presented by Atlassian. Learn more at voxmedia.com/live. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/241h 10m

The shine comes off the Vision Pro

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss Apple fans starting to return the Vision Pro, Xbox exclusive games, Super Bowl streaming troubles, and more. Further reading: Apple fans are starting to return their Vision Pros Zuckerberg says Quest 3 is ‘the better product’ vs. Apple’s Vision Pro Meta’s big vision for face computers might be better than Apple’s Microsoft’s gaming chief on Xbox games coming to PS5, next-gen hardware, and more Microsoft prepares to take Xbox everywhere Gemini Advanced is most impressive when it’s working with Google Gemini 1.5: Google’s next-gen AI model is almost ready  Google’s Gemini assistant is fantastic and frustrating OpenAI introduces Sora, its text-to-video AI model ChatGPT’s memory gives OpenAI’s chatbot new information about you Can watermarks save us from deepfakes? Automating ableism  The text file that runs the internet  Apple won’t be forced to open up iMessage by EU FCC commissioner wants to investigate Apple over Beeper Mini shutdown  Apple appears to be breaking iPhone web apps in the EU Walmart might buy Vizio to win the fight over cheap TVs  AI at Work Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/241h 44m

Passkeys might really kill passwords

Today on the flagship podcast of video podcasts: 02:52 - The Verge's David Pierce chats with 1Password's Anna Pobletts about good password hygiene, passkeys, and the upsides of a third-party password manager. Passkeys: all the news and updates around passwordless sign-on support Biometrics? Bring it on: why Okta’s Jameeka Green Aaron wants passwords to go away How to use a passkey to sign in to your Google account 1Password’s passkeys explainer 31:56 - Victoria Song joins the show to discuss the state of wearables and why this may be the year for the smart ring. Fossil is quitting smartwatches This might be the year of the smart ring The best smartwatches for Android The best fitness trackers to buy right now 58:46 -Later, David answers a question from The Vergecast Hotline. Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not Here’s how much the Vision Pro’s accessories cost Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Subscribe to The Verge's YouTube channel for full Vergecast episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/241h 6m

Disney’s big bets on sports, streaming, and Fortnite

The Verge's David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Adi Robertson discuss sports streaming, Apple Vision Pro updates, Bluesky removing its invite system, and more. Further reading: ESPN, Fox, and Warner Bros. are putting together a juggernaut sports streaming app Disney Plus will start its password-sharing crackdown this summer Disney invests $1.5 billion in Epic to create ‘persistent universe’ tied to Fortnite Apple TV+ Became HBO Before HBO Could Become Netflix @lucas_shaw • All these articles should be required to note that nobody watches Apple TV+. • Threads A new Vision Pro teardown shows Apple’s incredible pixel density Apple’s first Vision Pro beta lets you bring virtual items closer  Apple’s Vision Pro launch day photo drop captures eager customers. The Vision Pro’s killer app: Cybertruck clout-chasing accessory YouTube says a Vision Pro app is ‘on the roadmap’  Vision Pro’s Personas look a little crisper after latest beta update. It’s been 10 hours. Bluesky social network drops invite-only sign ups The fediverse, explained: Mastodon, Threads, and the open future of social networking X hits number one on the Apple App Store amid second celebrity image scandal The FCC bans robocalls with AI-generated voices Ford quietly created its own ‘skunkworks’ team to develop low-cost electric vehicles Apple is still working on foldable iPhones and iPads Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/241h 18m

How AI will change phones — and the whole internet

Today on the flagship podcast of anti-glare coatings: 03:58 - Josh Miller, CEO The Browser Company, joins the show to chat about the Arc Search mobile browser. Arc Search: a new iPhone app combining browser, search, and AI The Arc browser is the Chrome replacement I've been waiting for  48:34 - Allison Johnson shares her review of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S24 phones. Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra review: all that and AI Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus review: smart choices 1:18:54- David Pierce answers a question from The Vergecast Hotline about the Apple Vision Pro. Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not Meta’s Quest headsets add spatial video and pinch controls to compete with Vision Pr Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/241h 20m

Is this peak TikTok?

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the Apple Vision Pro review rating, changes to the TikTok app, streaming news, and more. Further reading: Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not The Vision Pro is a computer for the age of walled gardens Apple’s Vision Pro battery pack is hiding the final boss of Lightning cables Even without Netflix and YouTube, Apple’s Vision Pro has over 600 apps at launch TikTok loses Taylor Swift, Drake, and other major Universal Music artists UMG set to remove music from TikTok amid AI and payment concerns TikTok test automatically identifies products in videos and offers purchase links TikTok goes full YouTube Hulu is cracking down on password sharing, just like Disney Plus and Netflix The death of the Amazon deal could mean goodbye iRobot Lawmakers propose anti-nonconsensual AI porn bill after Taylor Swift controversy All the news from Congress’ Big Tech child safety hearing Snap is recalling and refunding every drone it ever sold TikTok’s CEO can’t catch a break from xenophobia in Congress Your home’s internet connection could soon be called .internal Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/241h 16m

The Apple Vision Pro review

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Nilay's review of the Apple Vision Pro, and then answer questions from our listeners. Further reading: Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not Apple Vision Pro review (video) Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/241h 3m

Apple (grumpily) opens up the App Store

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Apple allowing alternative browser engines in the EU, Netflix getting WWE, Pixel 9 leaks, and more. Further reading: Apple is bringing sideloading and alternate app stores to the iPhone Apple is allowing alternative browser engines in iOS 17.4 — but only in the EU Apple opens App Store to game streaming services Netflix is turning into cable TV  Netflix is going to take away its cheapest ad-free plan WWE Monday Night Raw is ditching cable for Netflix The Mac turns 40 — and keeps on moving Looking back on 40 years of Macintosh  The Pixel 9 leaks are already here Leaked pictures show a very blue Pixel 9.  The Vision Pro’s most important app is Safari, whether Apple likes it or not Vision Pro cover glass repairs will set you back $799 without AppleCare Plus Apple tells artists how much more money they can make with spatial audio Inside India’s race to cool 1.3 billion people in a warming world Nintendo goes after the Palworld Pokémon modder The Pokémon Company says it will ‘investigate’ Palworld This baby is covered in old flip phones and chips — and you cannot afford it Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/241h 22m

From the Macintosh to the Vision Pro — and beyond

Today on the flagship podcast of really old computers: 03:54 - Walt Mossberg, former Verge executive editor and longtime Wall Street Journal tech columnist, joins the show to discuss forty years of the Macintosh computer. Mossberg - The Verge The Mac turns 40 — and keeps on moving Steve Jobs Introduces the Macintosh Looking back on 40 years of Macintosh 40:28 - Ali Abdaal chats about his new book "Feel Good Productivity: How to Do More of What Matters To You" and why overthinking your productivity system might not be such a good idea.  Ali Abdaal - YouTube Feel Good Productivity 1:06:53 - David Pierce answers a question from the Vergecast Hotline about laptops. The best laptops you can get Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/241h 12m

Vision Pro, Galaxy S24: it’s gadget season again

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Victoria Song, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the Apple Vision Pro demo, the Samsung Galaxy S24 announcement, and more of this week's tech news. Watch the video here Further reading: Apple Vision Pro hands-on, again, for the first time Apple Vision Pro demos will include scanning your glasses to identify your prescription The Apple Vision Pro has a ‘guest’ mode for your friends to try it Apple Vision Pro will launch with 3D movies from Disney Plus Netflix’s app won’t work on the Vision Pro Magic Leap’s CEO isn’t worried about competing with the Apple Vision Pro. Apple Watch ban: everything you need to know Apple Watch sales ban restarts Thursday Apple Watches without banned blood oxygen features will go on sale Thursday morning This smartwatch has the tech that sparked the Apple Watch ban Samsung is making a Galaxy Ring  Samsung’s Galaxy S24 and AI event: all the news The Galaxy S24 Ultra is smarter, pricier, and just as big as ever  Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Ultra might fend off scratches just as well as drops Samsung’s S24 and S24 Plus put new AI smarts in a polished package Samsung’s Galaxy S24 is first to be able to upload HDR photos to Instagram Google’s Circle to Search makes visual searches super simple Samsung’s Galaxy AI is coming to 100 million Galaxy phones. Meta’s new goal is to build artificial general intelligence Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/01/241h 37m

Who will win the 2024 streaming wars?

Today on the flagship podcast of endlessly looping sounds: 02:33 - David Pierce dives into one piece of music that has taken over "North Sea TikTok" 20:45 - Alex Cranz joins the show to preview new TV shows coming to streaming in 2024, and gives predictions about which streaming service will come out on top this year. 55:36 - This week's Vergecast Hotline question about E Ink at CES. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com, or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/01/241h 3m

Rabbit, Ballie, and the other gadgets of CES 2024

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz follow up on all the rest of the gadgets and tech seen at CES 2024. Further reading: CES 2024: all the TVs, laptops, smart home gear, and more from the show floor The Rabbit R1 is an AI-powered gadget that can use your apps for you Rabbit sells out 10,000 units of its R1 pocket AI companion in one day Samsung’s Ballie robot is now a projector that follows you around   Wi-Fi 7 quietly took off while everyone was looking at AI Wi-Fi 7 certification is now underway for new routers and devices    Belkin made an iPhone dock that can track you around the room   Satechi’s new Qi2 charging stands are stylish and storable Have yourself some more Thunderbolt 5. Behold: the first Thunderbolt 5 port we’ve seen on an actual PC. I just watched the first interactive broadcast TV channel in the US Thread Group is finally fixing Thread border routers   The Aqara Hub M3 launches at CES 2024  Google and Samsung team up to simplify Android sharing Intel: ‘We are bringing the AI PC to the car’ Hyundai says hydrogen will play a ‘prominent role’ in going carbon neutral   BMW turns inward for CES, announcing new gaming, streaming, AR, and AI features   VW’s software division and Bosch are testing robot parking and EV charging   Volkswagen says it’s putting ChatGPT in its cars for ‘enriching conversations’   Kia’s ‘Platform Beyond Vehicles’ is a family of modular electric minivans for businesses   Mercedes-Benz taps Will.i.am to create an ‘interactive musical experience’ for its cars Mercedes-Benz’s best-in-class voice assistant is getting an AI boost Honda debuts new global EV series, Honda Zero, coming in 2026 Google Chrome is coming to your car Sony’s Afeela needs to be more than a feeling Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/01/241h 9m

The TVs, monitors, and laptops at CES 2024

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz are discuss all the things with screens announced at CES 2024. Further reading: I’ve looked through LG’s new transparent OLED TV and seen something special Samsung’s got its own transparent display. Samsung’s new OLED TV could make annoying glare a thing of the past  Samsung finally puts the TV at the heart of its smart home The Frame has become such a hit that Samsung is making a speaker version   Intel’s new 14th Gen mobile processors are here for 2024’s gaming laptops   Lenovo’s latest 2-in-1 crams Windows and Android into one device  Razer gaming laptops at CES 2024: Blade spec bumps and display upgrades    Alienware’s M16 R2 trims the behind for less power and more portability    MSI Claw hands-on: the Steam Deck rival with Intel inside   MSI’s Claw is an Intel-powered Windows competitor to Valve’s Steam Deck What if your Samsung flip phone could flip further? Apple Vision Pro launches February 2nd   Apple Vision Pro prescription lenses will cost $149 extra Xreal’s new AR glasses are aimed at the Apple Vision Pro Asus targets Apple’s Vision Pro (with M2) with the AirVision M1 Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/01/241h 1m

It’s already the year of AI again

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz kick off the new year with a preview of what we're excited to see at CES 2024 next week, but not before a brief discussion on copyright, the open web, and the first movements of a battle between The New York Times and OpenAI. Further reading: The New York Times sues OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement Here’s how major media companies are handling OpenAI. Read the lawsuit! For the second year in a row, Sony won’t have new TVs at CES CES 2024: Dell’s XPS laptop lineup is about to look very different Samsung’s new AI-enabled smart fridge can design recipes for you Jony Ive imagined the Vision Pro giving you Zoom eyes and sunglasses Alamo Drafthouse blames ‘nationwide’ theater outage on Sony projector fail Amazon Prime Video will start showing ads on January 29th Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/01/241h 30m

The USB-C Holiday Spec-tacular

The Verge’s Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz start the final show of 2023 with some chat about the state of USB-C: the ups and downs of charging gadgets, the ubiquity of one cable, and what the future looks like for gadgets with ports. The crew competes in a few rounds of USB-C Price is Right, a game we completely made up to show how confusing USB-C and its specs can be. Nilay, David, and Alex each play for a Vergecast listener to win an awesome Verge swag basket from our merch store. Check out the video version of the game below. David and Nilay end the holiday show with Noah Dentzel, the CEO and co-founder of Nomad Goods, to talk about how USB-C on the iPhone has changed his business, the challenges of building cables, and what tech accessories he’s most excited about in 2024. Have a happy, safe, and fast-charging holiday. We’ll see you in 2024! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/12/231h 44m

2023's biggest tech stories

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Richard Lawler discuss Apple pulling the Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 from its website, the potential Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount merger, and what the biggest stories were on The Verge Dot Com. Further reading: Apple to pull Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 this week due to ITC ban Apple loses attempt to halt Apple Watch sales ban Why the Apple Watch is being banned — and how Apple can avoid it Masimo CEO thinks Apple can’t code its way out of the Watch ban. Apple Watch ban: everything you need to know Beeper is giving up on its iMessage dream Apple reportedly plans Vision Pro launch by February Apple’s immersive next-gen CarPlay will start with Porsche and Aston Martin Bird’s goose is cooked. Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount in discussions for a max merger Adobe explains why it abandoned the Figma deal Adobe won’t compromise on UK’s attempt to block Figma merger Peloton’s oldest bike tablet will be cut off from classes in a few months Peloton’s app now pairs with third-party treadmills for some subscribers Inside Elon Musk’s “extremely hardcore” Twitter Elon Musk predicts X will replace banks in 2024 Mark Zuckerberg agrees to Elon Musk cage match challenge Apple Vision Pro is Apple’s new $3,499 AR headset I wore the Apple Vision Pro. It’s the best headset demo ever. Sam Bankman-Fried gambled on a trial and his parents lost Amazon has just opened up its Sidewalk network to give any gadget free low speed data Sony’s portable PlayStation Portal launches on November 15th for $199.99 Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI OpenAI board in discussions with Sam Altman to return as CEO FTC v. Microsoft: all the news from the big Xbox courtroom battle Buckle up because El Niño is almost here, and it’s going to get hot iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max in titanium: price, features, and release date  This is Microsoft’s new disc-less Xbox Series X design with a lift-to-wake controller Samsung caught faking zoom photos of the Moon The Steam Deck wasn’t born ready, but it’s ready now Inside the AI Factory: the humans that make tech seem human SodaStream is a bad deal, and modding your own is better Did SEO experts ruin the internet or did Google? Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/12/231h 41m

Epic wins for Epic and Threads

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Apple responding to Beeper's iMessage for Android and the various other text-based platform news from this week. Sean Hollister joins the show to discuss his time covering the Epic v Google trial, and what we learned from it all. Further reading: The year Twitter died: a special series from The Verge Beeper vs. iMessage is a fight about how tech works — and who's really in charge  Apple responds to Beeper’s iMessage for Android: ‘We took steps to protect our users’ Beeper says Apple is blocking some iMessages, but there’s a fix Google Messages might let you edit texts after they’re sent  Threads is officially starting to test ActivityPub integration  Threads launches for nearly half a billion more users in Europe Adam Mosseri’s Threads account is rocketing up the Mastodon followed lists. An X outage broke all outgoing links, again Epic win: Jury decides Google has illegal monopoly in app store fight  Epic CEO Tim Sweeney: the post-trial interview  20 things we learned from the Epic v. Google trial The Apple TV app now looks more like an all-purpose streaming hub E3 is officially over forever  Opera’s gamer browser now has a ‘panic button’ for when you’re caught in the act Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/231h 41m

Saying goodbye to Twitter

Today on the flagship podcast of good tweets: 03:40 - The Verge’s William Poor goes on a vintage tech odyssey in the hopes of future-proofing his family’s heirloom Mac Classic. 28:35 - David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Nilay Patel discuss why they spent so much time on Twitter for so many years. The year Twitter died: a special series from The Verge How Twitter broke the news Extremely softcore: the old Twitter was an idealist’s workplace and a naive business The great tweet archive Twitter was a harassment machine   It’s time for the Excel World Championships! 1:05:40 - David answers a question from the Vergecast Hotline about organizing your digital photos. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/231h 12m

The race to win AI — and hack iMessage

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Dan Seifert discuss Google Gemini's attempt to compete with ChatGPT, Beeper Mini bringing iMessage to Android, and shakeups in the podcast industry, and much more. Further reading: “Welcome to hell, Elon” has now been cited in a Supreme Court brief. Google launches Gemini, the AI model it hopes will take down GPT-4  Google’s Gemini AI model now powers the Bard chatbot Google’s Gemini AI model is coming to the Pixel 8 Pro — and eventually to Android Apple joins AI fray with release of model framework Bing’s GPT-4-powered Deep Search takes its time with AI questions Getty lawsuit against Stability AI to go to trial in the UK Beeper Mini brings iMessage to Android EU officials think iMessage isn’t ‘popular enough’ with businesses to warrant regulation. Spotify cancels industry-favorite podcast Heavyweight  Spotify’s not going for Pulitzers anymore Spotify’s CFO and general counsel sold millions of dollars worth of stock the day after the layoff. Tidal is laying off more than 10 percent of its staff. Seems like Apple’s iTunes Movies and TV Shows apps for Apple TV really are going away.   Here’s how a bridal photo captured a single person in three poses at once Federal judge vows to investigate Google for intentionally destroying chats Microsoft is investigating a Windows issue that’s renaming printers to HP LaserJet  Motorola Razr 2023 review: not enough of a good thing Disney Plus and Hulu’s one-app experience is launching in beta The race to 5G is over — now it’s time to pay the bill Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/12/231h 23m

The Verge guide to holiday shopping

The Verge's David Pierce, Victoria Song, Dan Seifert, and Jennifer Pattison Tuohy answer questions from the Vergecast Hotline about what to buy for your loved ones this holiday season. Keep emailing us at vergecast@theverge.com or leave a voicemail at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/2359m 40s

The Cybertruck lives, and so does OpenAI

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss the Tesla Cybertruck event, the latest with OpenAI leadership, and what Elon Musk and Bob Iger said at Dealbook Summit 2023. Getting close — but not too close — to the Tesla Cybertruck Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers Elon Musk tells advertisers: ‘Go fuck yourself’ Sam Altman is back, so what’s next for OpenAI and ChatGPT? Interview: Sam Altman on being fired and rehired by OpenAI  ChatGPT is winning the future — but what future is that?  Ikea debuts a trio of affordable smart home sensors DealBook Summit 2023: Elon Musk, Bob Iger, and more How to find your 2023 Spotify Wrapped Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/231h 22m

How Planet Earth — and the Netflix homepage — get made

Today on the flagship podcast of multi-drone camera setups: 03:19 - The Verge's David Pierce chats with Planet Earth III producer Alex Walters and director Theo Webb about the gear used to make the latest nature documentary series. 30:13 - Netflix's Pat Flemming joins the show to discuss how Netflix figures out what to show when you open the app, and how to keep you coming back. 1:20:29 -The Verge's publisher Helen Havlak and editor-in-chief Nilay Patel join the show to answer this week's hotline question. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/231h 37m

Emergency podcast: chaos at OpenAI

The Verge's Nilay Patel and Alex Heath join David Pierce after a long, winding weekend reporting on the dramatic shakeup at OpenAI, still in progress. Further reading: Turmoil at OpenAI: after firing Sam Altman, what's next for the creators of ChatGPT? Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI OpenAI’s new CEO is Twitch co-founder Emmett Shear OpenAI board in discussions with Sam Altman to return as CEO Emmett Shear named new CEO of OpenAI by board Hundreds of OpenAI employees threaten to resign and join Microsoft Microsoft hires former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman  How ChatGPT Fractured OpenAI - The Atlantic Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. We’re doing a survey on how people use The Verge (and what they’d want from a Verge subscription). If you’re interested in helping us out, you can fill out the survey right here: http://theverge.com/survey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/11/231h 9m

Fortnite, GTA VI, and the fate of AAA games

In episode three of our video game miniseries, The Verge's David Pierce and Polygon's Russ Frushtick and Chris Plante discuss the state of the industry's blockbuster games like Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, Overwatch, Fortnite, and others — and what they signal for the future of gaming. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/11/231h 16m

Apple’s in on RCS — and everybody’s out on Bing

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Apple announcing it will support RCS next year, AI news that came out of Microsoft Ignite, YouTube's new policy on deepfakes, and much more. Further reading: Apple says iPhones will support RCS in 2024 Google turns to regulators to make Apple open up iMessage Meta will fight the EU over regulating Messenger Microsoft Ignite 2023: all the AI news from Microsoft’s IT pro event Microsoft rebrands Bing Chat to Copilot, to better compete with ChatGPT Windows is now an app for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and PCs  Microsoft Copilot Studio lets anyone build custom AI copilots Microsoft is finally making custom chips — and they’re all about AI  YouTube is going to start cracking down on AI clones of musicians Google is embedding inaudible watermarks right into its AI generated music Nothing is bringing iMessage to its Android phone  On 'Chinese knockoffs' and why Leica works with Xiaomi Taylor Swift fans used record amounts of data during the Eras Tour in North America  PlayStation Portal impressions: hands-on with Sony’s remote play handheld for PS5 Opal's second camera is the Tadpole, a tiny webcam for laptops  The first OLED Roku TV is here after a long, long wait Sonos teases a major new product coming next year Sonos fixes its Dolby Atmos loud pop issue after years of complaints  Taylor Swift fans used record amounts of data during the Eras Tour in North America  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/231h 22m

Spotify and Disney have everything-app dreams

Today on the flagship podcast of machine learning-based recommendation systems: 03:31 - The Verge’s David Pierce chats with Spotify’s co-president and chief product officer Gustav Söderström about recommendations, audiobooks, app design, what Spotify wants to be, and whether it’s possible to do it all well.  Spotify - The Verge 44:08 - Alex Cranz joins the show to discuss a bunch of recent streaming news, including the plan to combine Disney Plus and Hulu.  Streaming - The Verge 1:10:28 - Chris Welch joins the show to help answer this week’s Vergecast Hotline question about mp3 players.  The Mighty — an iPod shuffle for Spotify — finally arrives for $85 bemighty.com Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/231h 17m

The fight to save old games

In episode two of our gaming mini series, The Verge's David Pierce chats with Polygon's Russ Frushtick and Chris Plante about the obstacles around both preserving and emulating video games from discontinued hardware. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/11/231h 11m

Humane Pins and your own ChatGPT

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss the debut of Humane's AI Pin, OpenAI's DevDay, GPT-4 updates, and more. Further reading: Exclusive leak: all the details about Humane's AI Pin, which costs $699 and has OpenAI integration  Humane officially launches the AI Pin, its OpenAI-powered wearable  All the news from OpenAI’s DevDay conference OpenAI is letting anyone create their own version of ChatGPT OpenAI wants to be the App Store of AI  ChatGPT subscribers may get a ‘GPT builder’ option soon OpenAI turbocharges GPT-4 and makes it cheaper OpenAI’s GPT builder interface is dead simple to use. Valve reveals the Steam Deck OLED: $549 buys better screen, battery, and more Steam Deck OLED review: better, not faster This smart garage door controller is no longer very smart YouTube pages are getting a TikTok-like For You feed  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/231h 47m

The tech trials keep coming

Today on the flagship podcast of anti-steering provisions: 02:57 - The Verge's David Pierce and Makena Kelly discuss Epic v. Google, a trial about the future of app stores. The Epic v. Google trial may come down to simple v. complicated Epic v. Google: a battle over Fortnite fees goes to court 28:49 - Liz Lopatto joins the show to detail her experience covering the Sam Bankman-Fried trial from start to finish. FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried is guilty of fraud Sam Bankman-Fried gambled on a trial and his parents lost 58:27 - Richard Lawler helps answer this week's Vergecast Hotline question. Disney’s new vision for ESPN might include part ownership by the NBA, NFL Disney finally revealed how many billions ESPN pulls in. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or leave a voicemail at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/231h 8m

Handheld gaming is the future — again

In the first episode of our series about the future of gaming, The Verge's David Pierce chats with Polygon's Chris Plante and Russ Frushtick about handheld game consoles. Is this portable, all-in-one form factor where all of gaming is headed?  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/11/2354m 23s

Apple events, SEO, and other fights

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the takeaways from Apple's Mac event, the problem with SEO on the internet, streaming news, and much more. Further reading: Apple ‘Scary Fast’ Mac launch event: the 4 biggest announcements Goodbye, Touch Bar, you held incredible promise Here’s what Apple means when it says its event was ‘shot on iPhone’ Amanda Chicago Lewis’ excellent piece about the web SEO built Some thoughts about The Verge article on SEO Sundar Pichai argues in court that Google isn’t evil, it’s just a business Disney is about to own all of Hulu  Joe Rogan’s big Spotify decision HBO Bosses Used ‘Secret’ Fake Accounts to Troll TV Critics Max is taking 4K away from its legacy ad-free subscribers Netflix’s ad-supported plan will reward binge watchers with ad-free episodes Streaming is more expensive than ever — and it’s only going up from here YouTube is getting serious about blocking ad blockers There's a surprising new top-five player in the smartphone market Excuse me, it’s “really an aftermarket sound solution.” The best robot vacuum for me is the one I hacked  Chrome on iOS now lets you move the address bar to the bottom Google is officially trying to make .ing domains a th.ing The EV transition trips over its own cord  Closing time for Sam Bankman-Fried  What stalking a delivery robot taught us about AI’s limits Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/11/231h 23m

Macs and M3s, shot on iPhones

Today on the flagship podcast of spec bumps:  02:21 - The Verge’s David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Dan Seifert discuss the announcements from Apple’s “Scary Fast” Mac event.  Apple’s ‘Scary Fast’ Mac event: all the news from Apple’s online keynote 27:56 - Becca Farsace joins the show to share her thoughts on smartphone photography in 2023, and if the “Pro” branding can live up to its name.  iPhone 15 Pro Max camera: 1000 photos later, it’s still missing something  1,000 photos with the Pixel 8 Pro: AI, UI, and Pro stuff  52:06 - Adi Robertson answers a question from the Vergecast Hotline. Xreal’s Air 2 AR glasses ship in November in the US Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/11/231h 2m

An impossible journey into self-hosting

Today on the flagship podcast of network-attached storage: This is the fourth in our four-part series all about connectivity. This week we're talking about software: how software connects us, how we connect to software, and how software connects to other software. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/10/2353m 17s

The next Macs and the next Twitter

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the next Apple event, a Twitter successor, and Windows Phone regrets. Further reading: Apple plans ‘Scary Fast’ product event just before Halloween  Apple’s future AirPods roadmap just leaked, and big changes are coming  Apple TV Plus is getting a price hike — and other Apple subscriptions are, too The Apple Watch’s double tap points at a new way to use wearables  iOS 17.2 Beta Introduces Journal App - MacRumors Meta’s Threads app has almost 100 million users, says Mark Zuckerberg Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella admits giving up on Windows Phone and mobile was a mistake Here’s your first look at Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater gameplay Humane's AI Pin is Here’s your first look at Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater gameplay Google reportedly pays $18 billion a year to be Apple’s default search engine Is my co-worker AI? Bizarre product reviews leave Gannett staff wondering In the end, the FTX trial was about the friends screwed along the way The obsessive tormentor who made professors’ lives miserable The restaurant nearest Google Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/231h 26m

Everything you’ve always wondered about The Vergecast

The Verge's David Pierce, Nilay Patel, and Alex Cranz dedicate the show to talk about their feelings. The crew answer a bunch of questions from listeners about The Vergecast, The Verge website, and the future of it all. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/231h 4m

The poster’s guide to the new internet

In episode three of our connectivity mini series, The Verge's David Pierce explores the idea of POSSE and PESOS, two syndication models for posting on the internet that don't rely on a single platform. Buckle in, it gets nerdy. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/10/2329m 26s

Into the iPad Confusion Zone

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss a whole bunch of tech news from this week — a new Apple Pencil, the latest Cybertruck confusion, streaming updates, and more. Further reading: Apple Pencil joins the iPad confusion zone Apple announces entry-level Apple Pencil with USB-C charging Elgato’s new $279.99 Prompter is an all-in-one teleprompter and extra monitor Analogue is making a 4K Nintendo 64 OnePlus Open review: right size, wrong price Elon Musk says ‘we dug our own grave with Cybertruck,’ offers new delivery date Elon Musk answers Tesla pricing question with anti work-from-home rant https://www.theverge.com/2023/10/18/23923256/musk-dodges-question-about-accepting-legal-liability-for-tesla-full-self-driving-cars Tesla profits dip as it invests in factory upgrades and AI development https://www.threads.net/@keubikooriginal/post/CyjavWouN0w X will start charging new users in two countries $1 per year ChargePoint is bringing Tesla’s NACS plug to its vast network of EV chargers These space-saving public EV chargers are ridiculously fast and rolling out now FCC kicks off fight to restore net neutrality https://www.theverge.com/2023/10/19/23923617/nokia-announces-14000-job-cuts-amid-5g-downturn Here comes another Netflix price hike Netflix’s first live sports broadcast pairs up F1 drivers with pro golfers  Spotify launches hub for artists’ merch YouTube might make an official way to create AI Drake fakes Get ready to see a lot more product ads in YouTube videos YouTube wants to get you watching more news from ‘authoritative sources’ There’s no way you’ll miss YouTube’s like and subscribe buttons now There's no way you'll miss YouTube's like and subscribe buttons now How Ecobee is becoming the smart home company Nest should have been Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/231h 21m

The smart glasses era is (kind of) here

Today on the flagship podcast of glassholes:  The Verge’s David Pierce chats with Victoria Song about her experience using the new Ray-Ban smart glasses from Meta.  Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses hands-on: in pursuit of content  The Verge’s Sean Hollister and iFixit’s Kyle Wiens join the show to discuss the latest legislation in the right to repair and what’s next for the future of fixing your own gadgets.  Right-to-repair is now the law in California The Verge’s Nathan Edwards answers this week’s Vergecast Hotline question.  The iPhone 15 and 15 Pro launch with ‘future Qi2 wireless charging.’ Here’s why. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/231h 24m

The better, smarter future of messaging

In episode two of our connectivity mini series, The Verge's David Pierce chats with Eric Migicovsky co-founder of Beeper. Beeper is a universal messaging app trying to take all your messages from all your apps and put them in one place. Is this the future of chat? Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/10/2354m 31s

Sonos loses to Google, and Threads takes on Twitter

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the Meta Quest 3 review, Google gadgets, and Threads continuing to compete with X. Chris Welch joins the show to discuss the result of Sonos' legal battle with Google. Further reading: Google Pixel Watch 2 review: better battery, better watch Pixel 8 and 8 Pro review: in Google we trust? WordPress now offers official support for ActivityPub  Threads is getting an edit button — and you don’t have to pay for it @mosseri • We’re not anti-news At US v. Google antitrust trial, the Apple search deal takes center stage  Judge blasts Sonos for abusing patent system and throws out $32.5 million win against Google Google is already bringing back the software features it removed because of Sonos’ lawsuit  Sonos vows to keep fighting Google for the benefit of smaller companies – and its own revenue Ruling pdf: https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/legaldocs/znpnznkjgpl/GOOGLE%20SONOS%20TRIAL%20ruling.pdf Google has fixed its recent history of terrible speakers with the Pixel 8 Pro  Alameda’s paper trail leads straight to Sam Bankman-Fried Samsung joins Google in RCS shaming Apple  Sony’s new PS5 with a removable disc drive launches in November Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/231h 21m

Good Pixels, better Watches, great Chromebooks

Today on the flagship podcast of AI-generated wallpapers: 03:22 - The Verge's David Pierce chats with Allison Johnson about her review of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Pixel 8 and 8 Pro review: in Google we trust? 29:18 - Victoria Song joins the show to discuss her review of the updated Pixel Watch 2. Google Pixel Watch 2 review: better battery, better watch 56:02 - Monica Chin stops by to explain the new "Chromebook Plus" certification on higher-end Chromebooks. Chromebook Plus is Google’s new certification for premium Chromebooks 1:22:42 - Keep listening for the Vergecast Hotline question all about music playlists. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/231h 29m

The TV of the future costs zero dollars

In episode one of our miniseries all about connectivity, The Verge’s David Pierce talks with Ilya Pozin, founder and CEO of Telly, a new startup promising to give you a free 55-inch TV with an additional second screen for ads and apps. Before founding Telly, Ilya Pozin also founded PlutoTV, one of the first and most successful ad-based streaming services. There are many similarities between these two companies, and Ilya has a grander vision for how he sees the world and how he thinks he can revolutionize the TV hardware and TV show business. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/10/231h

The great Pixel 8 camera debate

The Verge’s Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the announcement of Google’s Pixel 8 phone, along with the new AI tools that raise lots of questions. Further reading: Google Pixel 8 launch event: the 7 biggest announcements Google Pixel 8 hands-on: a little bit smaller and a little bit smarter  The Pixel 8 Pro hands-on: better cameras, a brighter screen, and new AI  Google Pixel 8 will get seven years of Android updates Google Photos’ new AI tools for Pixel 8 raise messy questions  Google releases Android 14 for Pixel phones Android 14 gets AI-generated wallpapers on Google’s latest Pixels Google Pixel Watch 2 hands-on: new sensors, longer battery, better accuracy Google announces new colors and features for its Pixel Buds Pro earbuds  Netflix is planning to raise prices... again Streaming service price increases: the latest on Netflix, Disney Plus, Max, Hulu, and more Paramount uploads Mean Girls to TikTok across 23 video clips  The Humane Ai Pin makes its debut on the runway at Paris Fashion Week  https://www.threads.net/@mosseri/post/Cx8M6xqAWeC/ Apple addresses iPhone 15 overheating with a new iOS 17 update Paris Hilton gets special deal to post on X LG is dropping ATSC 3.0 from its TVs next year  The Verge and dbrand have partnered on new skins for the Pixel 8, iPhone 15, and more iPhone 15 Pro Max camera: 1000 photos later, it’s still missing something Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/231h 33m

Amazon, Google, and crypto are on trial

Today on the flagship podcast of The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890:  01:43 - The Verge’s David Pierce chats with policy editor Adi Robertson and reporter Makena Kelly about US v. Google, and what we’ve learned so far. They also talk about the FTC’s lawsuit against Amazon, which could be the next big tech trial.  US v. Google antitrust trial: updates  Amazon reportedly used a secret algorithm to jack up prices Satya Nadella tells a court that Bing is worse than Google — and Apple could fix it Why the US is suing Amazon 28:46 - Later, senior correspondent Liz Lopatto joins the show to preview the trial of Sam Bankman-Fried, the former CEO of FTX. FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried is on trial for fraud and conspiracy 52:36 - Keep listening for this week’s Vergecast hotline question with Alex Cranz. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/231h 10m

Meta's AI headset future — and that X interview at Code

The Verge's David Pierce, Nilay Patel, and Alex Cranz break down an awkward interview out of the Code Conference from X (formerly Twitter) CEO Linda Yaccarino. Then, the crew gets into all the big news from Meta's Connect event where the Quest 3 and Meta Smart Glasses were announced. Further reading: The Code Conference 2023: news, interviews, and more Linda Yaccarino defends Elon Musk, X, and herself at Code 2023 [FULL INTERVIEW]  AMD CEO Lisa Su on the GPU shortage, the AI revolution, and Nvidia | Decoder Yoel Roth warns new X CEO about Elon and company status [FULL INTERVIEW] Artifact is becoming Twitter, too, thanks to new posts feature The Quest 3 is Meta’s last chance to win the headset war before it truly begins The Meta Quest 3 is sharper, more powerful, and still trying to make mixed reality happen Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg on Threads, the future of AI, and Quest 3 Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses: livestreaming, headphone-replacing eyewear Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses hands-on: in pursuit of content The new WGA contract will change how Hollywood works Summary of the 2023 WGA MBA Streaming giants have banded together for lobbying power Apple and Google are changing how you listen to podcasts Google Podcasts shut down in 2024 as podcasts debut globally for YouTube Music Logitech now sells a $299 folding chair Former Amazon hardware boss Dave Limp will take over as CEO of Blue Origin Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/231h 29m

RIP DVDs

Today on the flagship podcast of the laserdisc resurgence:  While Netflix’s DVD.com service shuts down later this week, The Verge's David Pierce chats with Bill Rouhana, the CEO of Chicken Soup for The Soul Entertainment, about the potential of Redbox and physical media in 2023.  Netflix’s DVD service shuts down: here’s the complex tech behind it Later, David and Alex Cranz talk with New York Magazine’s John Herrman about his recent story on social media metrics and what they actually mean.  Lies, Damned Lies, and Social-Media Metrics Keep listening for this week’s Vergecast hotline question.  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/231h

The 50-year quest for AI virtual assistants

In part three of our AI mini series, David Pierce dives into the decades-long endeavor to build a virtual assistant. What can a virtual assistant do? What do we want it to do? Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/09/2331m 13s

Amazon and Microsoft's AI parades

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss all the announcements from Amazon's fall product launch event and Microsoft's Surface and AI event. Further reading: Amazon’s fall 2023 product launch event: live news, announcements, and more Amazon is set to supercharge Alexa with generative AI  The Fire TV should be at the heart of Amazon's smart home  The new $269.99 Echo Frames look a whole lot more like glasses.  Alexa Eye Gaze offers a new way to control Alexa on a Fire tablet  In the new Echo Show 8, Alexa will be 40 percent faster.  Finally some hardware...for kids. YouTube is going all in on AI with background and video topic suggestions YouTube made a video editing app — just like TikTok  Microsoft Surface event: the 6 biggest announcements  Microsoft’s new Xbox controller borrows great ideas from Stadia, Steam, and Sony This is Microsoft’s new disc-less Xbox Series X design with a lift-to-wake controller Microsoft’s next Xbox, coming 2028, envisions hybrid computing Microsoft addresses the huge Xbox leaks: here’s Phil Spencer’s full memo Microsoft’s Phil Spencer says acquiring Nintendo would be ‘a career moment’  Microsoft announces the Surface Laptop Studio 2 with upgraded chips and ports A first look at Microsoft’s upgraded Surface Laptop Studio 2  Microsoft announces the new Surface Laptop Go 3 Hands-on with the Surface Laptop Go 3  The Surface Go 4 comes with a much-needed performance boost  Microsoft 365 Copilot launches in November Windows 11’s next big update arrives on September 26th with Copilot, RAR support, and more Microsoft announces Surface Hub 3 with portrait mode  The cable bundle of the future is officially here Google’s Bard chatbot can now find answers in your Gmail, Docs, Drive The Home Assistant Green is here to make the most powerful smart home platform more accessible Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/231h 15m

iPhone and watches and wallpapers, oh my

Today on the flagship podcast of the Action Button: 03:34 - The Verge's David Pierce chats with Allison Johnson and Dan Seifert about their reviews of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro. 41:02 - Victoria Song joins the show to talk about her review of the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2. 1:07:58 - David chats with Isaac Mosna and Widgetsmith's David Smith about customizing your iPhone wallpaper and widgets. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/231h 40m

Can AI make a hit song?

In episode two of The Vergecast's AI mini series, David Pierce sits down with Switched on Pop's Charlie Harding and music producer Ian Kimmel to share how they made an entire song from scratch using a bunch of AI tools. Later, Nilay Patel joins the discussion to talk about the future of AI in the music industry. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/09/231h

Apple mysteries and Google trials

It's been a week! The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz rejoin the studio to process all the tech news and announcements. Apple had its annual hardware event where the iPhone 15 and new Apple Watch lineup were shown off. Later, senior tech and policy reporter Adi Robertson joins the show to walk us through the US v Google antitrust trial that kicked off earlier in the week. Further reading: iPhone 15 event: all the news on Apple's new phones  Here's why Apple put a Thread radio in the iPhone 15 Pro  Rumors of Lightning’s death are just slightly exaggerated The iPhone Mini is officially gone, long live the iPhone Mini USB-C Backbone One controllers will be ‘upgraded’ to work with the iPhone 15 lineup. The iPhone is getting new ringtones with iOS 17 Apple announces more iOS 17 features coming later this year: Apple Music updates How Google plans to win its antitrust trial What to expect from the Google Search antitrust trial  US v. Google antitrust trial: updates Developers respond to Unity’s new pricing scheme Unity cancels town hall over reported death threats What happens when Google Search doesn't have the answers? Google AMP: how Google tried to fix the web by taking it over A storefront for robots The little search engine that couldn't Who killed Google Reader? Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/231h 5m

iPhone 15: the good, the bad, and the titanium

After attending Apple's fall hardware event, The Verge's Nilay Patel, Allison Johnson, Dan Seifert and Victoria Song break down the biggest announcements: the iPhone 15, 15 Pro, the new Apple Watch Series 9 and the Ultra 2. Further Reading: All the big conferences and events in tech, entertainment, and automotive coming this fall iPhone 15 event live blog: all the news from Apple's keynote Apple iPhone 15 event: the seven biggest announcements  Apple announces iPhone 15 with USB-C, a camera upgrade, and the Dynamic Island Apple iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max announced with titanium bodies and an Action Button iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max hands-on A first look at the new iPhone 15 with USB-C and a big camera upgrade Apple's cheapest iPhone 15 Pro Max now costs more — but also has double the storage  Apple is releasing iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 on September 18th Apple announces Apple Watch Series 9, and it has a handy double-tap feature  Apple Watch Ultra 2: price, release date, and features  Apple is switching the AirPods Pro charging case to USB-C Apple’s USB-C AirPods Pro will support lossless audio with the Vision Pro Apple's Lightning connector was the first great port — and USB-C might be the last Post-process: why the smartphone camera changed photography forever The iPhone 7 Plus vs. the original iPhone: a camera showdown  The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max are the first smartphones with Thread Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/09/231h 39m

AI voices are taking over the internet

In part one of The Vergecast's AI mini series, David Pierce dives into the boom of voice synthesis and artificially generated speech. The process is a lot more accessible for everyone, but how realistic can it sound? Further reading: AI voices are taking over the internet Everyone will be able to clone their voice in the future Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/09/2325m 22s

How the iPhone 15 could still surprise us

The Verge's David Pierce, Alex Cranz, Richard Lawler, and Dan Seifert discuss what to expect at Apple's iPhone 15 event, the drama behind the scenes with Disney's CEOs, and some more gadget news. Further reading: iPhone and iPad apps will be available in the Vision Pro App Store by default  Sonos announces Move 2 speaker with stereo sound and 24-hour battery life Google leaks Pixel 8 Pro again with a 360-degree preview GoPro’s new Hero 12 Black will let you film continuously for longer  A GoPro Max successor is coming What goes into designing a solar-powered Bluetooth speaker Bob Iger and Bob Chapek's CEO battle made Disney the pettiest place on Earth YouTube is experimenting with longer but less frequent ad breaks on TV Roku turns to layoffs (again) and removes streaming content to cut costs  Chrome is about to look a bit different Google’s cookie-replacing Privacy Sandbox reaches major milestone How to disable Chrome’s new targeted ad tracking Clubhouse reinvents itself as an audio messaging app MrBeast just dropped a new YouTube face Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/09/231h 30m

It's gadget season again

The Verge's David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Richard Lawler discuss all the gadgets announced at IFA 2023, the next flagship phone events from Apple and Google, and a whole lot more. Also: Nilay Patel breaks news about the 5G banana surgery. Further reading: No, they did not do surgery on a banana over 5G Apple’s September iPhone event: how to watch and what to expect  Google leaked Google’s flagship Pixel 8 Pro, again Google sets its Pixel 8 launch event for October 4th Google kills Pixel Pass without ever upgrading subscriber’s phones Taylor Swift Eras Tour is coming to theaters this October Starfield review: a stellar sci-fi refresh of the Bethesda RPG formula  Sony is raising PlayStation Plus prices up to $40 per year  Dolby might have found a way to make built-in TV speakers sound much better Instagram may be making Reels longer to compete with TikTok Google’s Duet AI now available in Docs, Gmail, and other Workspace apps  IFA 2023: the biggest announcements from Europe’s big tech show Alexa and Google Assistant play together nicely, but not perfectly, on JBL’s new speakers Anker's new MagGo wireless chargers might charge iPhones just as fast as MagSafe  Philips Hue has three new smart security cameras Jlab’s $39.99 Jbuds Mini are the smallest yet.  How Google made the world go viral We sent the top ANC headphones to a lab to test their noise-canceling abilities This USB button helps Jeopardy! contestants get their buzz on The future of Tesla is in China Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/231h 19m

Who built the internet? And who will save it?

Today on the flagship podcast of social media monetization strategies: 04:05 -The Verge''s David Pierce and Nilay Patel chat with Taylor Lorenz about her new book Extremely Online: The Untold Story of Fame, Influence, and Power on the Internet 55:26 - Adi Robertson joins the show to explains why publishers, and the music industry, would have a bone to pick with the Internet Archive. 1:23:13 -Vjeran Pavic helps out with this week's Vergecast Hotline question. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/231h 35m

Threads' big moment, and Sony's big controller

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Richard Lawler discuss Threads' new web app, Sony's Playstation handheld, NFL 4K streaming, AI music copyright, and a whole lot more. Further reading: Elon Musk says (yet again) that X will stop letting you block users X glitch wipes out most pictures and links tweeted before December 2014  X fixed the ‘bug’ that broke images attached to tweets from before 2014  X tests removing headlines from links to news articles Elon Musk says news organizations can get a share of X’s advertising revenue, too. Threads on the web is here NFL Sunday Ticket has arrived on the Google TV homescreen Amazon is bringing a whole lot of AI to Thursday Night Football this season  Sony’s portable PlayStation Portal launches later this year for $199.99  Sony’s PlayStation wireless earbuds will cost a whopping $199.99  Sony’s PlayStation division is acquiring headphone maker Audeze This batarang houses Qualcomm’s next big bet on gaming Somebody already unboxed the Quest 3 Microsoft kills Kinect again  Corsair’s first standing desk is designed for gaming, streaming, and more Google and YouTube are trying to have it both ways with AI and copyright Microsoft is bringing Python to Excel Netflix is going to let DVD subscribers keep unreturned discs for free White Noise Podcasters Are Costing Spotify $38 Million a Year - Bloomberg Sonic Spectrum: a journey into noise white, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple & violet Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/231h 24m

Mythical computers and super apps

Today on the flagship podcast of payment processing fees: 04:36 - The Verge's David Pierce travels to meet Keegan McNamara, an artisan who is making unique computers for more purposeful use cases. A visit to the one-man computer factory 27:11 - Liz Lopatto and Alex Heath join the show to discuss the future of "super apps" in the United States — notably the one Elon Musk is trying to build with X, formerly known as Twitter. Everything Elon Musk told Twitter employees in his first company meeting Can Elon Musk turn Twitter into an ‘everything app’? Here’s what Elon Musk wants to do with X, his ‘everything app’ 1:09:54 - Keep listening for this week's Vergecast Hotline question. What is a custom feed and how do I make one? – Reddit Help Email us at vergecast@theverge.com, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/08/231h 14m

Big screens, bigger screens, suitcase screens

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Dan Seifert discuss the iMac's 25th anniversary, the state of streaming, a TV in a suitcase, and a whole lot more. Further reading: Linus Tech Tips pauses production as controversy swirls They Review Movies on TikTok, but Don’t Call Them Critics YouTube is adding chat, highlights, and Shorts to NFL Sunday Ticket It’s official, people aren’t watching TV as much as they used to iMac at 25: a visual history of Apple's iconic all-in-one computer  How the iMac saved Apple For a generation of students, the iMac was a gateway to the future In a world full of laptops, is there a place for the iMac? Apple moved the end call button again in iOS 17  These iOS 17 Features Won't Be Available at Launch - MacRumors Everything New in iOS 17 Beta 6 - MacRumors   DisplayPort: A Better Video Interface | Hackaday  LG now sells this bizarre TV in a suitcase, and I must have it  Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 family review: easier choices  Google Chrome will summarize entire articles for you with built-in generative AI OpenAI wants GPT-4 to solve the content moderation dilemma  An Iowa school district is using ChatGPT to decide which books to ban The Biden administration urges the Supreme Court to take up content moderation cases Special counsel obtained ‘some volume’ of DMs from Donald Trump’s Twitter account Microsoft to hold ‘special event’ in New York City on September 21st Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/231h 27m

How YouTube and ESPN control the future of everything

Today on the flagship podcast of non-exclusive distribution deals:  02:15 - The Verge’s David Pierce, Nilay Patel, and Richard Lawler discuss how the future of sports streaming will have a lot to say about the future of entertainment. 41:57 - David chats with director Alex Winter about his new documentary The YouTube Effect.  1:12:00 - Keep listening for this week’s hotline question about Windows 11. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/231h 22m

Streaming goes up, Zoom comes down

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz break down the chaotic and increasingly more expensive state of streaming video. Are we just recreating cable TV? And afterwards, the crew explores the wild world enterprise software. Further reading: Disney Plus and Hulu are about to get even more expensive The Emmy Awards are officially delayed because of the writers and actors strikes Disney is ‘actively exploring’ ways to crack down on password sharing What does Bob Iger think about selling Disney to Apple? Paramount says it has a plan to weather the Hollywood strikes. Barbie earns $1 billion at the box office worldwide Verizon will soon raise prices on certain unlimited plans — yes, again Slack’s redesign: new DM and Activity sections and more features in the messaging app  Verizon is shutting down BlueJeans, which it bought for $400 million Zoom says its new AI tools aren’t stealing ownership of your content The LK-99 ‘superconductor’ went viral — here’s what the experts think Cadillac’s Escalade IQ is the next GM vehicle to lack Apple CarPlay MrBeast’s burger company is suing him for $100 million You can now verify your Threads profile on Mastodon Sign up for Installer, our weekly guide to all the best and Verge-iest stuff on the internet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/08/231h 32m

How Tesla became the Elon Musk Co. from Land of the Giants

Today we're sharing an episode of Land of the Giants: The Tesla Shock Wave Not many people can name the original founders of Tesla. So how did two guys who wanted to build an electric car create a company synonymous with Elon Musk? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/08/2338m 42s

Samsung fans and video apps: they’re everywhere

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss YouTube adding a slew of new TikTok-like features to Shorts, Elon Musk's extravagant 'X' sign, and much more. We also go through this week's emails. The Samsung fans have spoken. Further reading: Elon Musk wants a second chance to fail at X Elon Musk capitulates: Twitter will default to dark mode but still offer a light option Twitter Blue subscribers can now hide their blue checks Elon Musk's extravagant 'X' sign atop the former Twitter HQ has been dismantled  Elon Musk’s X sues anti-hate researchers for allegedly scraping data from Twitter Do you want to buy stocks on X? YouTube is adding a slew of new TikTok-like features to Shorts BBC launches an ‘experimental’ Mastodon server LG 27GR95QE-B review: ushering in a new age for gaming monitors Some details on what Apple needs to ship the Apple Vision Pro developer kits.  Apple’s Vision Pro platform joins Pixar’s bid to standardize 3D content The Excel World Championship esport is coming back to ESPN this week Exclusive: the Sonos Move 2 is coming in September with stereo sound and 24-hour battery life MrBeast is suing his ghost kitchen partner over ‘inedible’ MrBeast Burgers Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/08/231h 21m

Samsung foldable software, eye-scanning orbs, and the future of the arcade

Today on the flagship podcast of texting on the outside screen:  03:28 - The Verge’s David Pierce chats with Allison Johnson and Dan Seifert about the software design of Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5.  32:54 - David takes a trip to the Dave & Busters to find out why the games on your phone ended up in your local arcade. 49:48 - Alex Heath joins the show to discuss his experience getting his eye scanned by an orb from Worldcoin, a crypto startup co-founded by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. 1:14:45 - Our hotline question of the week about wearables without screens. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/231h 30m

Twitter rebrands as X, and Samsung's Galaxy Flip 5 and Fold 5 event

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Richard Lawler discuss Twitter being rebranded as X. Allison Johnson joins the show to discuss everything announced at Samsung’s Galaxy Flip 5 and Fold 5 Unpacked event. Also: we read your emails! Further reading: Twitter is being rebranded as X Elon Musk just changed Twitter’s logo again — sort of  Can Elon Musk really use that X logo for Twitter? For Elon Musk, X equals everything  Twitter Blue’s former lead talks about Elon Musk, X, and sleeping on the floor Twitter Japan will be called simply, Japan Threads is rolling out its Following feed  You can’t just leave Threads in the Following feed The Galaxy Z Fold 5 is last year’s phone with a new hinge The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 gets a big little screen upgrade  Samsung goes OLED all the way with the Galaxy Tab S9 tablets The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 series is all about the bezels  DJI Air 3 review: old ideas, new package OpenAI can’t tell if something was written by AI after all Seven major automakers are teaming up on a North American EV charging network T-Mobile says its ultrafast 5G capable of up to 3.3Gbps is rolling out now Boost Infinite’s $25 unlimited wireless plan is now on Amazon Prime T-Mobile’s charging a $5 fee for in-store bill payments My first MP3 player had everything I needed  Looking back at the original Chromecast, which just turned 10 years old Japan’s indie game scene is growing up How to build a better search engine than Google Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/07/231h 12m

Gadget tips for your next upgrade | Vergecast Hotline

Today on the flagship podcast of answering machines:  We answer your questions from The Vergecast Hotline!  01:51 - LDAC and other audio codecs 06:21 - Samsung TV 07:58 - Smartwatches for marathons 16:38 - iPhone upgrades 23:09 - Threads  29:52 - Security cameras 40:46 - Laptops 39:13 - Google Pixel 50:54 - Android phones Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/07/231h 2m

The future of EV charging and Hollywood on strike

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss all the gadget news from this week, the state of EV charging for non-Tesla owners, the unions of Hollywood on strike, and much more. Further reading: Beats Studio Pro headphones review: leaning on a legacy The future of EV charging for non-Tesla owners may not be as bad as it looks HP Spectre x360 13.5 vs. Dell XPS 13: which flagship should you buy? Motorola G Stylus 5G (2023) review: a good phone spoiled by bloatware  Framework Laptop 16: our exclusive hands-on OnePlus 12 leaks show a bigger battery and faster charging Logitech buys Stream Deck rival Loupedeck   Tesla reveals Cybertruck size specs as it builds release candidates Meta is giving away its AI tech to try to beat ChatGPT Apple is testing an AI chatbot but has no idea what to do with it The unions of Hollywood are trying to save it from itself Bob Iger’s big ideas for Disney involve cost-cutting at Marvel A real-time reaction to the actors’ strike. TREE LAW Vox Media drops its own CMS Netflix reportedly has around 1.5 million subscribers on its ad tier in the US. The Biden administration is tackling smart devices with a new cybersecurity label  Here’s why 70mm IMAX movies like Oppenheimer need a Palm Pilot to work Your Starbucks order is not ready Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/07/231h 30m

Nothing’s gadget renaissance, and our favorite TV remotes

Today on the flagship podcast of sustainable supply chain economics:  03:27 - CEO of Nothing Carl Pei sits down with The Verge’s David Pierce to discuss the new Phone 2, Carl’s vision for the company, his thoughts on AI, foldables, VR, and much more. Nothing Phone 2 review: the vibes abide  Nothing CEO Carl Pei on the Phone 2, AI, and the future of gadgets (video version of interview here) 50:02 - Later, Vergecast producers Andru Marino and Liam James debate with David the best and worst TV remotes, and what makes a good remote design. Watch the YouTube version to see all the remotes we talk about. 3 Kinds of Simplicity :: UXmatters   Philips Design - Simplifying TV remote (UX Case Study) 1:25:19 - Keep listening for the Vergecast Hotline question of the week.  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/07/231h 31m

Microsoft beat the FTC, and the Nothing Phone 2 is here

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Microsoft winning the case against the FTC for its Activision Blizzard deal. Also: the Nothing Phone 2 and more gadgets. Further reading: Meta-provided Facebook chats led a woman to plead guilty to abortion-related charges Microsoft wins FTC fight to buy Activision Blizzard Read Xbox chief Phil Spencer’s memo to Microsoft employees about the FTC win FTC appeals its loss to Microsoft in Activision Blizzard case Nothing Phone 2 review: the vibes abide Is the Nothing Phone (2)’s camera better than these?  Apple iMac rumor suggests a 32-inch version is being considered Sarah Silverman is suing OpenAI and Meta for copyright infringement Email us at vergecast@theverge.com, or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/231h 19m

Apple OS betas, how to talk about AI, and our video game picks

Today on the flagship podcast of transformers (both the movie and the AI thing):  03:46 - The Verge’s Victoria Song, Chris Welch, Allison Johnson, and David Pierce discuss using the new features and tools in beta versions of Apple’s watchOS 10, tvOS 17, iOS 17, and iPadOS 17.  28:36 - The Verge’s James Vincent joins the show to discuss how we should think about using the popular vocabulary terms in AI like GPT, LLM, transformers, hallucinations, etc. Are we using them the right way? Does it matter how we use them?  54:20 - David is joined by The Verge’s Ash Parrish and Polygon’s Chris Plante to share the video games they are most excited about after a string of announcements from Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Summer Game Fest, and others.  1:25:46 - We answer a question from the Vergecast Hotline Email us at vergecast@theverge.com, or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/231h 34m

Instagram Threads is here to crush Twitter

The Verge's David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss Meta's launch of Threads, a new competitor to Twitter. Later, Nilay Patel calls in to give his take. Further reading: Instagram Threads: why Meta is competing with Twitter Meta unspools Threads Instagram’s Threads: everything you need to know about the new Twitter competitor Instagram’s Twitter competitor, Threads, briefly went live on the web Instagram Threads won’t be available in the EU at launch.  People are posting a lot on Threads. Here’s how Twitter’s leadership is responding to Instagram Threads. Mastodon CEO Eugen Rochko on what Threads means for the fediverse. Instagram flooded Threads with celebrities and brands at launch So what’s next for Threads? DMs “maybe...” Mark Zuckerberg on when Instagram Threads will get ads Spielberg, Scorsese, and Anderson have swooped in to save Turner Classic Movies  Google confirms it’s training AI using scraped web data The TSA will use facial recognition in over 400 airports Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/07/231h 23m

AI might break the internet

The Verge's David Pierce, Nilay Patel, and Alex Cranz discuss results from our AI survey, this week's AI news, our Apple Mac Pro review, and more. Later, Adi Robertson and Tom Warren join the show to discuss the latest in the FTC v. Microsoft trial, including what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had to say on the stand. Hope, fear, and AI  AI is killing the old web, and the new web struggles to be born ChatGPT on iOS now comes with Bing built-in Ads for major brands are appearing on AI-generated spam sites House restricts congressional use of ChatGPT AI-generated tweets might be more convincing than real people, research finds Apple Mac Pro M2 Ultra review: a powerful computer in search of an audience The AirPods Max are getting left behind, so are new Apple headphones coming this year? Reddit mods are calling for an ‘affordable return’ for third-party apps Plex lays off more than 20 percent of its staff Ford’s F-150 Lightning price hikes are costing it customers TikTok’s new feature asks creators to make branded videos for a chance at ad money FTC v. Microsoft: all the news from the big Xbox courtroom battle  The FTC’s case against Microsoft could turn into Xbox vs. PlayStation Has Xbox really lost the console wars?   Microsoft exec was ready to ‘go spend Sony out of business’ to strengthen Xbox Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/06/231h 30m

Google Pixel Fold review, Microsoft vs FTC, and Congress’ child safety bills

Today on the flagship podcast of the console wars:  02:42 - David Pierce chats with Verge senior editor Tom Warren about the five-day trial between Microsoft and the FTC that will determine the future of its $68.7 billion proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard.  FTC v. Microsoft: all the news from the big Xbox courtroom battle Has Xbox really lost the console wars?  Microsoft exec was ready to ‘go spend Sony out of business’ to strengthen Xbox 35:00 - Policy reporter Makena Kelly joins the show to explain what Congress is trying to do to address child safety online.  Texas bans kids from social media without parental consent New bill would add mandatory age verification to social networks 1:03:07 - The Verge’s Allison Johnson and Dan Seifert discuss our Google Pixel Fold review, and how it stacks up against other foldables and flippables.  Google Pixel Fold review: closing the gap  The Pixel Fold shows how far ahead Samsung’s folding phones are  Motorola Razr Plus review: the right moves Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/06/231h 37m

Meta and Reddit prove the social web is over

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss the vibe shift that is happening on social media and the communal internet. Further reading: Instagram’s upcoming Twitter competitor shown in leaked screenshots Facebook, Fosstodon & The Fediverse Daring Fireball: Not That Kind of 'Open' Daring Fireball: More on Preemptively Blocking Facebook’s Imminent ActivityPub Entry It's September, Forever Mark Zuckerberg agrees to Elon Musk cage match challenge  Reddit removed moderators behind the latest protests before restoring a few of them Reddit says it’s ‘not acceptable’ for communities to go NSFW in protest Google Pixel Tablet review: the dock makes all the difference Apple reportedly has fitness features for the Vision Pro we haven’t seen yet Easily replaceable phone batteries might be back, and I’m here for it Gary Vaynerchuk is 'petrified' of Slack TikTok COO V. Pappas has reportedly quit Microsoft is hiking the price of Xbox Series X and Xbox Game Pass DPReview will live, actually — under new ownership Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/231h 26m

How AI really works, and how the smart home broke

Today on the flagship podcast of open-source lightbulbs:  David Pierce chats with Verge investigations editor Josh Dzieza about his story detailing how humans matter far more to AI development than we may have thought. Inside the AI Factory: the humans that make tech seem human Later, smart home reviewer Jennifer Pattison Tuohy explains why we're probably getting the idea of a “smart home” all wrong. Smart homes for smart people How microgrids and smart homes are shaping our energy-independent future Every device that works with Matter What is a smart home, and do you need one? How to pick a smart home platform From brilliant to basic, here are our smart home setups Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/231h 11m

Reddit vs. Reddit: the latest on the fight for the platform

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Jay Peters discuss all the news about the API changes infuriating Redditors, as well as takeaways from Jay's interview with Reddit CEO Steve Huffman. Later on the show: will the Apple Vision Pro replace the TV? Further reading: Reddit CEO Steve Huffman isn’t backing down: our full interview Reddit CEO Steve Huffman: Reddit ‘was never designed to support third-party apps’ Reddit crashed because of the growing subreddit blackout Reddit CEO tells employees that subreddit blackout ‘will pass’ How Reddit set itself up for a fall Google is getting a lot worse because of the Reddit blackouts The Apple Vision Pro might be a TV, but it won’t replace the TV Steve Jobs Showing off Macintosh to Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf in 1984 ~ Vintage Everyday In the bid to grow at all costs, Instant Pot is cooking itself and has filed for bankruptcy Live Nation-Ticketmaster to disclose full ticket prices upfront  Twitter sued for $250 million by music publishers over ‘massive’ copyright infringement The Meater smart meat thermometer now supports the iPhone Dynamic Island and Live Activities. Instagram’s status update now includes what song you’re listening to It’s not just you: Steam suddenly looks nice Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/231h 20m

The war for Reddit, new MacBook Air, and Meta's Twitter competitor

Today on the flagship podcast of suddenly private subreddits:  01:45 - David Pierce and Nilay Patel call up Christian Selig, who runs the popular Reddit app Apollo, to talk about the changes to the platform that have infuriated Redditors, and what it means for the future of Reddit.  Reddit’s API updates: all the news about changes that have infuriated Redditors  More than 6,000 subreddits have gone dark to protest Reddit’s API changes Apollo’s developer on Reddit’s new API changes, and why users revolted 46:15 - Then, David talks with deputy editor Alex Heath about Meta’s reaction to the new Apple Vision Pro headset, and that new Twitter competitor the company is launching. Here’s what Mark Zuckerberg thinks about Apple’s Vision Pro Instagram’s upcoming Twitter competitor shown in leaked screenshots 1:09:54 - After that, senior reviewer Monica Chin joins the show to discuss her review of Apple’s new 15-inch Macbook Air.  Apple MacBook Air 15-inch review: exactly what was asked for 1:33:24 - Keep listening for this week’s Vergecast hotline question.  www.babylist.com  https://www.youtube.com/c/DadVerb Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/231h 39m

Widgets are back, and everything else from WWDC

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss all the updates to Apple's iOS, macOS, watchOS, and iPadOS announced at WWDC this week. Later, Verge senior correspondent Liz Lopatto joins the show to explain the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) suing crypto exchanges Binance and Coinbase, and what it means for the future of crypto. Further reading: Apple WWDC 10 biggest announcements: Vision Pro, MacBook Air, iOS 17, and more watchOS 10 is bringing back widgets in a big way Apple’s iPadOS 17 adds personalized lock screen and interactive widgets Apple’s Siri will soon handle multiple smart home commands Apple’s iPadOS 17 adds personalized lock screen and interactive widgets Apple announces iOS 17 with StandBy charging mode and better autocorrect  Standby is a new iOS 17 feature for your iPhone that could be great for Apple Home users Online age verification is coming, and privacy is on the chopping block Hands-on with the new 15-inch MacBook Air  Apple announces macOS Sonoma with game mode and support for desktop widgets Mac Pro with M2 Ultra first look: boy, that’s a big chip All the features Apple didn’t mention in its WWDC 2023 keynote The SEC is suing crypto giant Binance, here’s all the details The SEC is trying to freeze Binance’s assets The SEC sues crypto exchange Coinbase for breaking US securities laws Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/231h 25m

Vergecast vs WVFRM trivia!

The Vergecast's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Dan Seifert are challenged to a game of tech trivia by Waveform's Marques Brownlee, Andrew Manganelli, and David Imel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/2327m 39s

Apple’s Vision Pro: the headset of the future?

On Apple's campus, The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Dan Seifert discuss the long-rumored Apple Vision Pro that was announced this week at WWDC. Later, Marques Brownlee, Andrew Manganelli, and David Imel of the Waveform podcast join the show for a lightning round of everyone's favorite WWDC announcements. Coming soon: the Vergecast and Waveform team challenge each other to trivia! Further reading: Apple WWDC 10 biggest announcements: Vision Pro, MacBook Air, iOS 17, and more Apple Vision Pro is Apple’s new $3,499 AR headset Apple announces visionOS, the operating system for its Vision Pro headset Apple Vision Pro first look: the mixed reality future is (almost) here I wore the Apple Vision Pro. It’s the best headset demo ever. Optic ID will unlock Apple’s new Vision Pro headset  Apple’s Vision Pro headset will turn you into a digital avatar when FaceTiming Everywhere Apple imagines you’ll use its $3,500 Vision Pro headset  Apple’s new VR headset will feature over 100 Apple Arcade games at launch Disney Plus and VR sports games are coming to Apple Vision Pro Microsoft Word, Excel, and Teams are all coming to Apple’s new Vision Pro headset What’s so ‘pro’ about Apple’s Vision Pro headset? The Vision Pro headset is really Apple’s first TV Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/231h 10m

Meta’s Quest 3 revealed and a WWDC preview

The Verge's David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Adi Robertson discuss Meta's new Quest 3 VR headset that was announced ahead of Apple's WWDC event, which is widely believed to showcase an Apple headset. Deputy editor Dan Seifert joins the show to discuss the rest of the WWDC rumors and theories. Further reading: Meta announces its Quest 3 VR headset, which will cost $499.99  The biggest announcements from Meta's Quest Gaming Showcase  Apple’s mixed reality headset: all the reports about the rumored AR / VR headset Apple’s VR headset might run tweaked versions of iPad apps WWDC 2023: what to expect at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Apple might announce ‘several’ Macs at WWDC  The Motorola Razr Plus' new cover screen is a big deal  Amazon Echo Pop review: Alexa for less Hot foldable summer is here, and there are good reasons to get excited Range Rover’s next luxury add-on: A car seat that vibrates to music The ultimate “what is a photo?” gadget.   Lisa's Final Act: how Apple invented its future by burying its past  Kid Cop Returns (Again and Again) Email us vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/06/231h 20m

The two computers that made Apple

Today on the flagship podcast of third-party operating systems:  The Verge's David Pierce chats with Laine Nooney, author of The Apple II Age: How The Computer Became Personal. Later, lead video producer Will Poor chats with David about The Verge's new documentary Lisa’s Final Act: How Apple invented its future by burying its past. To end the show: a hotline question. How to transfer playlists from Spotify to Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, or Tidal Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. We'll be answering a question every Wednesday! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/05/231h 18m

Microsoft’s big AI Build and Max’s messy streaming launch

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Tom Warren discuss the biggest announcements from Microsoft Build 2023. Later, the crew discuss the launch of Warner Bros. Discovery’s combined streaming service Max. Further reading: Elon Musk fails to launch Ron DeSantis in disastrous Twitter Space Microsoft Build 2023: The 5 biggest announcements Microsoft’s Copilot and Bing AI plug-ins will be interoperable with ChatGPT Bing is now the default search for ChatGPT Microsoft 365 Copilot is getting plug-ins Microsoft’s Edge browser is getting the 365 Copilot AI assistant Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott thinks Sydney might make a comeback Microsoft announces Windows Copilot, an AI ‘personal assistant’ for Windows 11 Max has arrived, and it’ll feel very familiar to HBO Max customers Max will stream over 1,000 movies and TV episodes in 4K at launch Warner Bros. Discovery apologizes for crediting writers and directors as ‘creators’ on Max HBO Max remote button killed in Max rebrand — 9to5Mac HBO Max now Max: lacks native video player features; 'Up Next' support bugs - 9to5Mac Sony’s new Q handheld is official: 8-inch screen, streams PS5 games Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/231h 26m

Why AM radio and Ethernet still matter, and why Zelda keeps winning

Today on the flagship podcast of the Purah Pad: 02:19 - Senator Ed Markey chats with Nilay Patel about the importance of keeping AM radio in cars after many EV manufacturers have started to remove it from new models. Cars would be required to keep AM radio under new bipartisan bill The shift to EVs is slowly killing off AM radio — and that’s bad for emergency broadcasts 22:09 - Alex Cranz and Sean Hollister talk with SVP of networking at Nvidia Kevin Deierling live at the Computer History Museum for the 50th anniversary of ethernet about the future of connectivity. Wired: 50 years of ethernet CHM Live | Ethernet@50 52:51 - David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Ash Parrish discuss why The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom works so well and what the rest of the gaming world should do about it. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom review: new powers, new places, but less wonder A conversation with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s creative leads Tears of the Kingdom’s dungeons were designed with seamlessness in mind Tips and tricks to get you through Tears of the Kingdom Zelda players turned Tears of the Kingdom into a Korok torture chamber The wildest Tears of the Kingdom builds we’ve seen Tears of the Kingdom’s puzzle designers are fantastic trolls Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom walkthrough and guides - Polygon Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/231h 19m

Montana bans TikTok. Also, FREE TV

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Adi Robertson discuss Montana being the first state to ban TikTok, the Supreme Court ruling against reexamining Section 230, and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman testifying before the Senate. Then, David interviews vlogger Hank Green about the TikTok ban in Montana. Later, Verge senior news editor Richard Lawler joins the show to discuss this week in gadgets, from the free Telly TV to the Beats Studio Buds Plus. TikTok is now banned in Montana: here’s what you need to know Montana bans Telegram, WeChat, and Temu from government devices Full Hank Green interview here TikTok ban: all the news on attempts to ban the video platform Supreme Court puts off showdown over Texas and Florida social media laws Supreme Court rules against reexamining Section 230 Congress hates Big Tech — but it still seems optimistic about AI This free TV comes with two screens The free TV company briefly wasn’t sure what it should do with data from kids Amazon’s latest Echo Buds have an all-new design and much cheaper price Amazon’s new Echo Pop is a $40 smart speaker Beats Studio Buds Plus review: it’s cool to be clear CueCat  YouTube is bringing unskippable 30-second ads to TV  Max promises shorter ad breaks than other streamers when it launches May 23rd Netflix’s ad tier has attracted almost 5 million users Apparently, they were all losers in the race to 5G. Tesla’s humanoid robot can pick things up and put them down Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/231h 21m

Into It: The Conversation We’re NOT Having About AI

Today we're sharing an episode of Into It: A Vulture Podcast with Sam Sanders AI is making fake Drake/The Weeknd songs, weird images, and there’s a worry that TV and movie scripts could be written by ChatGPT. But it’s also about to dramatically change the way we consume, share, and obsess over pop culture. Nilay Patel, Editor-in-Chief of The Verge, explains to Sam how pretty much everything we search on the internet is mediated by Google… and how AI is about to disrupt it all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/2340m 41s

Google I/O recap: AI is taking over Search

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the big announcements and takeaways from Google I/O 2023. Further reading: The nine biggest announcements from Google I/O 2023  The AI takeover of Google Search starts now  Google Perspectives: the new search feature helps you find human information online Google rebrands AI tools for Docs and Gmail as Duet AI — its answer to Microsoft’s Copilot Google’s new Magic Editor uses AI to totally transform your photos Google drops waitlist for AI chatbot Bard and announces oodles of new features Google announces PaLM 2 AI language model, already powering 25 Google services  Google teases Project Tailwind — a prototype AI notebook that learns from your documents  Android’s new generative AI can reply to your texts and design its own wallpaper  Google’s Find My Device will soon use billions of Android devices to locate your stuff  Google is bringing YouTube, Waze, and Zoom to cars with native Android software The Pixel Fold is Google’s $1,800 entry into folding phones Google’s new Pixel Tablet is a $500 slate for the home Google Pixel 7A review: a better deal Google’s new Project Starline prototype isn’t a giant booth Disney is finally combining Hulu and Disney Plus into the same app  Apple launches Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro on iPad with new subscription pricing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/231h 22m

Google AI and foldable phones

Today on the flagship podcast of unfolded aspect ratios: 01:03 -The Verge's David Pierce, Nilay Patel, and Alex Cranz discuss the present and future state of Google — it’s this big, complicated, massively successful company that suddenly feels like it’s under threat in a huge number of ways. The crew lay out the stakes and try to figure out where Google is headed. Hot takes included. 38:55 - David, Allison Johnson, and Dan Seifert talk about the hardware revealed at Google I/O: the Pixel 7A, the Pixel Tablet, and the Pixel Fold. Further reading: Google I/O 2023: news, rumors, and announcements  What happens when Google Search doesn't have the answers? The Pixel Fold is Google’s $1,800 entry into folding phones Google’s new Pixel Tablet is a $500 slate for the home Google Pixel 7A review: a better deal Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/231h 17m

Bluesky's rise and AI's fall

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Sarah Jeong discuss Bluesky gaining popularity and why it may be Twitter's most chaotic successor. Also: is AI going too far too soon? Further reading: shop.theverge.com Google announces the Pixel Fold Everything happening on Bluesky, Twitter’s most chaotic successor Bluesky is starting to feel like Twitter Mozilla’s new Mozilla.Social Mastodon instance is an attempt to reinvent content moderation ‘Godfather of AI’ quits Google with regrets and fears about his life’s work White House rolls out plan to promote ethical AI Snapchat is already testing sponsored links in its My AI chatbot New ChatGPT Zillow plug-in rolls out to select users today AI is being used to generate whole spam sites AI offers new tools for making games, but developers worry about their jobs Writers are striking and AI rights are on the table. Microsoft is forcing Outlook and Teams to open links in Edge, and IT admins are angry Microsoft’s Bing chatbot gets smarter with restaurant bookings, image results, and more Andreessen Horowitz saw the future — but did the future leave it behind? Now Gmail has blue verified checkmark icons too  Google accounts now support passkeys for password-free sign-in Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/231h 14m

The director’s episode: how tech makes movies

Today on the flagship podcast of questionable .mkv files:  02:46 - The Verge's David Pierce chats with Matt Johnson, director of the upcoming movie BlackBerry about what tech movies get wrong, why the BlackBerry really died, and how to portray the rise and fall of a top-of-the-world gadget. BlackBerry director Matt Johnson on why the iPhone won and why most tech movies suck 30:38 - David and Vergecast producer Andru Marino try to find out why it's so hard to find director's commentary on streaming services and the obstacles movie fans go through to listen to them. Where’s the director’s commentary on streaming? 57:25 - David talks with the directors and producer of the movie Missing about a new genre of movies that take place entirely on a computer screen, and how they get made. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/231h 18m

Apple’s headset, Humane’s weird demo, and the pretty Prius

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Andrew Hawkins discuss what's happening in the world of EVs and where that industry is headed. Also: more Apple headset rumors and whatever the heck that Humane demo was last week. Further reading: Apple’s AR/VR Headset Plans: iPad Apps, Fitness+, Sports Viewing, Gaming, Music - Bloomberg  Apple’s mixed reality headset could connect to a battery pack that looks like the iPhone’s Humane’s wearable screenless AI assistant leaks in first demo clips Apple is reportedly building a paid AI health coach Should we trust Apple with mental health data? 2023 Toyota Prius review: EV reality check GM is ending Chevy Bolt EV and EUV production at the end of the year GM killed the Chevy Bolt — and the dream of a small, affordable EV GM, Hyundai announce EV battery plants for the US Honda’s making a bigger electric SUV to follow the Prologue — due 2025 Tesla’s carbon footprint is finally coming into focus, and it’s bigger than the company let on in the past Cruise continues to burn GM’s cash as robotaxis expand to daylight hours Amazon shuts down Halo division and discontinues all devices  Disney sues Florida for ‘government retaliation’ in escalating feud y Apple is reportedly developing its own journaling app for the iPhone Dyson Zone review: an absurd pair of air purifying ANC headphones Come see a screening of Blackberry with us! Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/231h 38m

ActivityPub is the next big thing in social

Today on the flagship podcast of overthinking thermometers:  The Verge's David Pierce and Dan Seifert discuss what’s happening in the weather app world, and hear from the developers of Carrot Weather and Hello Weather.  Apple’s Weather chaos is restarting the weather app market A Eulogy for Dark Sky, a Data Visualization Masterpiece  forecastadvisor.com Carrot Weather Hello Weather Flipboard CEO Mike McCue joins David and Nilay Patel to discuss the potential of ActivityPub, a new standard for social networking that is more open, more user-centric, and potentially more powerful than Twitter and Facebook. Can ActivityPub save the internet? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/231h 18m

AI Drake, AI friends, AI everything

Today, things got a little loose in the studio of The Vergecast. Switched on Pop's Charlie Harding joins Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce to make their own version of Drake's AI summer classic. We're not saying a laser bong was involved, but we're not not saying that either. Then deputy editor Alex Heath stops by to tell us about Snaps latest announcements and give us an update on the latest round of layoffs at Meta. Finally, a lightning round with all the big headlines in tech from this week. Further reading: AI Drake just set an impossible legal trap for Google Google employees label AI chatbot Bard ‘worse than useless’ and ‘a pathological liar’: report What’s really going on with ‘Ghostwriter’ and the AI Drake song? Family of F1 legend Michael Schumacher plans legal action over fake AI interview Snapchat releases My AI chatbot to all users for free Google’s big AI push will combine Brain and DeepMind into one team Netflix is shutting down its original DVD business after 25 years Netflix is out of the DVD business because streaming won – now, can Netflix still win? Twitter begins removing blue checkmarks from all legacy users It’s a laser bong SpaceX’s Starship successfully takes off before bursting into flames BuzzFeed News is being shut down Social media is doomed to die Google Fi has a new name and expanded connectivity support for smartwatches Leak: Google will announce the Pixel Fold at I/O and beat Samsung on battery Everything spy movies get right (and wrong) about smart glasses Microsoft is reportedly working on a smaller Surface Pro and Arm-powered Surface Go 4 Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/04/231h 23m

How a TikTok ban could actually work

Today on the flagship podcast of quantum dots:  02:33 - Makena Kelly explains the various attempts from the US government to ban TikTok, and how that could actually work.  TikTok ban: all the news on attempts to ban the video platform Inside the US government’s fight to ban TikTok 25:06 - Allison Johnson explains the state of the Android phone market, and where it’s headed next this year.  The best Android phone to buy in 2023 51:28 - Chris Welch explains why this may be the best time to buy an OLED TV.  This is the best time in a decade to splurge on a premium OLED TV Making sense of new TV features in 2022  Vote for us in the People’s Voice Webby Awards for Best Technology Podcast: http://bit.ly/3moCTDs  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/231h 10m

HBO vs. Max and Twitter vs. Substack

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Warner Bros. Discovery's new streaming service, Sony's mobile gaming move, and Twitter's feud with Substack. Further reading: HBO and Discovery’s ‘Max’ streaming service is here Max is charging more money for 4K, and that means it can't suck this time  What we’ve learned about Sony PlayStation’s new smartphone games team Sony is gearing up for a new cloud gaming push amid rumors of a PlayStation handheld NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube starts at $249 for the 2023 season Google TV’s live guide is getting crammed full of over 800 free channels Microsoft is experimenting with a Windows gaming handheld mode for Steam Deck-like devices  NPR becomes first major news organization to leave Twitter  PBS also stops tweeting after being hit with ‘government-funded media’ label Is Substack Notes a ‘Twitter clone’? We asked CEO Chris Best Mini’s cars are getting an ‘intelligent personal assistant’ named Spike You can now talk to Microsoft’s Bing chatbot from your keyboard in iOS with SwiftKey Nvidia RTX 4070 review: a $599 RTX 3080 — kind of  Vote for us in the People’s Voice Webby Awards for Best Technology Podcast Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/231h 38m

The best streaming services in 2023

What are the best streaming services in 2023? Nilay, Alex, and David decide in the most chaotic way possible: with draft-style picks. The crew debates the best roster for the future of entertainment — from Netflix to Hulu to HBO Max to a few surprises. Who is the MVP, and who gets snubbed? Find out in our inaugural Vergecast streaming draft. Read more: theverge.com/streaming-wars Vote for us in the People’s Voice Webby Awards for Best Technology Podcast: http://bit.ly/3moCTDs  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/2357m 44s

Twitter blue check chaos and CarPlay squabbles

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the end of Twitter and the future of infotainment. Links: The color quiz Twitter tried to hide who pays for their checkmark, but life finds a way. https://twitter.com/AlexBlechman/status/1641905502043926530 Substack is getting a Twitter-like ‘Notes’ feed Elon Musk’s obsession with blue checks is a verified problem Twitter yanks the New York Times’ checkmark in verification overhaul Today in Twitter: where are the retweet labels, and why did Doge replace the bird? Spotify shuts down its Clubhouse competitor Spotify shows how the live audio boom has gone bust Everybody hates GM’s decision to kill Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for its EVs The rest of the auto industry still loves CarPlay and Android Auto GM is cutting off access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for its future EVs Could a new PlayStation handheld be built for Remote Play? I like the idea Asus ROG Ally handheld gaming PC is no April Fools’ joke Walmart’s redesigned website looks better than Amazon Donald Trump was arrested, please like and subscribe The Home Assistant SkyConnect is a combination Zigbee and Thread dongle for better smart home control Vote for us in the People’s Voice Webby Awards for Best Technology Podcast! Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/231h 24m

How to use Microsoft’s AI Copilot, laptop microphones, and Amazon Sidewalk

Today on the flagship podcast of peer-to-peer wireless networking:  02:31 - David Pierce talks with smart home reviewer Jennifer Pattison Tuohy about Amazon’s network of smart home devices called Sidewalk and the state of Matter, the promised smart home standard.  Amazon just opened up its Sidewalk network for anyone to build connected gadgets on 32:16- Monica Chin brings six laptops to Times Square in New York City to test out the microphones. 48:47 - Tom Warren joins the show to explain how AI is being integrated into Microsoft’s products, which may be more promising than Bing’s chatbot. Microsoft’s new Copilot will change Office documents forever Microsoft Security Copilot is a new GPT-4 AI assistant for cybersecurity Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Vote for us in the People’s Choice Webby Awards for Best Technology Podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/231h 16m

The swaggy AI Pope and Apple headset rumors

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss AI image generators getting better, Apple WWDC 2023 rumors, and the other big stories in tech this week. Further reading: The swagged-out pope is an AI fake — and an early glimpse of a new reality Another hurdle for AI image generators: unicycles It’s so hard to be worried about AI when the shit is so funny. AI-generated video is still in its “demonic phase.” Elon Musk and top AI researchers call for pause on ‘giant AI experiments’ UK rejects idea of dedicated AI regulator. The US government is gearing up for an AI antitrust fight FTC should stop OpenAI from launching new GPT models, says AI policy group Apple’s WWDC 2023 kicks off on June 5th Apple staff reportedly express doubts about mixed-reality headset months ahead of launch Apple Pay Later is finally launching The ugly economics behind Apple’s new Pay Later system  Apple Music Classical is now available from the App Store Disney just laid off the guy it bought Marvel from... but that’s probably a good thing Elon Musk is now the most-followed person on Twitter Twitter is secretly boosting Elon Musk, Dril, and MrBeast for some reason  Google’s ADT partnership finally has a new home security product to show for it Sony’s new ZV-E1 camera is designed to help your vlogs suck less The TikTok ban is a betrayal of the open internet Can Mastodon seize the moment from Twitter? Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/231h 28m

The best laptops for school, tablets for reading, and routers for home

The Verge answers questions from The Vergecast Hotline.  We hear from David Pierce on balancing privacy and modern conveniences for digital journaling, Alex Cranz on tablets for reading, Dan Seifert and Allison Johnson on tech reviews at The Verge, Jennifer Pattison Tuohy on smart home routers and doorbells, and Monica Chin on laptops for college. Further reading:  My impossible search for the best, most powerful, most private journaling app ever The best iPad to buy in 2023 Ethics Statement - The Verge  Nest Wifi Pro review: better, faster, shinier Eero Pro 6E review: faster Wi-Fi but flakier performance Aqara Video Doorbell G4 review: this battery-powered buzzer needs to go back to basics The FTC wants to ban those tough-to-cancel gym and cable subscriptions Best laptop 2023: 15 best laptops you can buy Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/231h 8m

TikTok goes to Washington

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce are joined by policy reporter Makena Kelly, who is on the ground in Washington for the House Energy and Commerce Committee's hearing on TikTok. Later, we dive into all the other news from this week, from Google's release of Bard to OpenAI's rapid expansion of ChatGPT. It was a big week. Further reading: TikTok ban hearing: all the news on the US’s crackdown on the video platform   TikTok bans deepfakes of nonpublic figures and fake endorsements in rule refresh Google opens early access to its ChatGPT rival Bard — here are our first impressions Google says its Bard chatbot isn't a search engine — so what is it?  Testing Google Bard: the chatbot doesn’t love me, but it’s still pretty weird Google and Microsoft’s chatbots are already citing one another in a misinformation shitshow Sundar Pichai expects that ‘things will go wrong’ with Bard Can AI generate a way to pay for itself? GitHub Copilot gets a new ChatGPT-like assistant to help developers write and fix code Mozilla.ai is a new startup created to build more open and trustworthy AI OpenAI is massively expanding ChatGPT’s capabilities to let it browse the web and more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/231h 24m

How to buy an iPad, hike 2,600 miles, and watch free TV

Today on the flagship podcast of over-the-air interactive television: David Pierce is joined by Alex Cranz and Janko Roettgers to talk about ATSC 3.0, the new standard for over-the-air broadcasting. The future of TV is up in the air Mitchell Clark joins the show to discuss his next endeavor. Mitchell's gear list Dan Seifert explains which iPad you should buy and how to make the iPad work better for writing by hand. The best iPad to buy in 2023 Yes, paper-feel screen protectors for the iPad are good This Apple Pencil clone provides 80 percent of the experience for a quarter of the price Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/231h 20m

Solo Acts: Marco Arment and his podcast app Overcast

For the final episode of our Solo Acts mini series, Ashley Esqueda talks with Marco Arment about being a solo app developer, going from Tumblr to Instapaper to his own podcast app Overcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/03/2333m 18s

GPT-4 is coming for your work tools — and your job

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, David Pierce, and James Vincent discuss OpenAI announcing GPT-4, the next generation of its AI language model. Further reading: The night sky is always getting faked Samsung responds to fake Moon controversy Samsung’s fake Moon photos aren’t a giant leap for mobile photography OpenAI announces GPT-4 — the next generation of its AI language model The Bing AI bot has been secretly running GPT-4  OpenAI co-founder on company’s past approach to openly sharing research: ‘We were wrong’  What’s new with GPT-4 — from processing pictures to acing tests Microsoft Business Chat is like the Bing AI bot but as a personal assistant  Microsoft spent hundreds of millions of dollars on a ChatGPT supercomputer  Google announces AI features in Gmail, Docs, and more to rival Microsoft   Google opens up its AI language model PaLM to challenge OpenAI and GPT-3  Google-backed Anthropic launches Claude, an AI chatbot that’s easier to talk to   How Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant Lost the A.I. Race The BlackBerry trailer shows the rise and fall of the keyboard phone Biden administration reportedly demanding that TikTok sell or face a ban T-Mobile is buying Ryan Reynolds’ Mint Mobile for up to $1.35 billion Belkin’s smart home brand Wemo is backing away from Matter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/231h 34m

Samsung's fake moon photos and Silicon Valley Bank's collapse

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Samsung faking photos of the moon on its phones, what happened with Silicon Valley Bank, and hottest topic of the season: ChatGPT and AI. This episode was recorded live at SXSW 2023. Further reading: Samsung caught faking zoom photos of the Moon Silicon Valley Bank has failed The tech industry moved fast and broke its most prestigious bank Bing, Bard, and ChatGPT: AI chatbots are rewriting the internet Email us at vergeast@theverge.com or call us on the Vergecast Hotline at 866-VERGE11. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/2349m 1s

Solo Acts: Tinymakesthings' custom keycaps

On today's episode of our Solo Acts mini series, Ashley Esqueda talks with Tiny of tinymakesthings, who makes artisan keycaps for mechanical keyboards. Tiny explains how she got started making her projects on Twitch, the process for designing the keycaps, and the community she built with her art. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/03/2335m 24s

Spotify's redesign, streaming boxes suck, and Gigi Sohn withdraws from FCC nomination

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Richard Lawler discuss Spotify's changes within its app, what happening this week at Twitter, Gigi Sohn withdrawing her nomination for FCC commissioner, and a whole lot more. Further reading: The Cybertruck wiper does not appear to extend Spotify’s new design is part TikTok, part Instagram, and part YouTube  Spotify is going big on video podcasts After layoffs, SiriusXM looks to star-studded podcasts  Apple will launch its standalone classical music app on March 28th  All the streaming boxes suck now How a single engineer brought down Twitter Twitter just let its privacy- and security-protecting Tor service expire The FTC’s Twitter privacy investigations have ramped up since Elon Musk’s takeover Hey, where’s the Twitter Blue revenue sharing Elon Musk promised a month ago? Tesla under investigation after Model Y steering wheels fall off Congress rolls out new bill allowing nationwide TikTok ban Gigi Sohn withdraws her nomination for President Joe Biden’s FCC Now the Florida GOP wants political bloggers to register with the government Dish CEO says data was stolen in cyberattack that’s kept systems down for days Dish Network’s internal systems are so broken some employees haven’t worked in over a day  Microsoft Bing hits 100 million active users in bid to grab share from Googlet Is buzzy startup Humane’s big idea a wearable camera? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/231h 42m

Giles Martin and Sonos CEO Patrick Spence on the new Era 100 and Era 300 speakers

Today, Sonos announced a new line of speakers — the Era 100 and the Era 300 — with the latter finally taking on this format that has been a hit-or-miss experience for music lovers, supporting Amazon Music and Apple Music’s spatial audio. Though spatial format Dolby Atmos has been supported on the Sonos Arc soundbar, the Era 300 signals a music-first approach to its speakers supporting 3D soundscapes. Sonos CEO Patrick Spence believes this is the right time to do it. “We didn’t know that, in 2022, 85 of the top Billboard 100 artists would actually release Atmos tracks, but they did,” Spence says. “We feel like we’re at an inflection point.” On board with Sonos for this shift in music listening is record producer Giles Martin, who mixed the first-ever spatial audio album (a remix of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles album that his father, George Martin, originally produced) and several albums and live experiences in Dolby Atmos since. Martin is also the senior vice president of sound experience at Sonos and was involved in the development of the speaker. “When you’re building a product which has multi sort of use and orientations, you do prioritize ... in a way of, what’s the wow factor?” Martin explains. “The wow factor, which I think is truly extraordinary out of the 300, is the fact that it does spatial out of a single box. And it’s really compelling.” Both Patrick and Giles joined Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel for The Vergecast to talk about the new speakers, supporting spatial audio, and why this is the time to do it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/03/231h 4m

Solo Acts: Madison Karrh on her adventure puzzle game 'Birth'

On episode three of our Solo Acts miniseries, Ashley Esqueda chats with Madison Karrh, an indie game developer who launched her most recent game Birth a few weeks ago. Birth is an adventure puzzle game about constructing a creature from spare bones & organs found around the city in order to quell your loneliness. Madison explains the challenges of making an entire game on your own and why that path is so important to her. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/03/2331m 25s

MWC 2023 gadgets, Meta's AR / VR roadmap, and TikTok's Bold Glamour filter

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Richard Lawler discuss the phones and laptops announced at Mobile World Congress, Meta's AR and VR hardware roadmap for the next few years, Tesla's "Master Plan", and more of this week's tech news. Further reading: MWC 2023 was a preview of what future phones could (and should) look like HMD's latest Nokia phone is designed to be repaired in minutes  The Xiaomi 13 Pro is going global  Realme’s ridiculous 240W fast-charging phone is getting an international release  Motorola’s new Razr foldable is arriving this year Lenovo’s rollable laptop and smartphone are a compelling, unfinished pitch for the future  This is Meta’s AR / VR hardware roadmap for the next four years Elon Musk says Twitter employees will receive ‘very significant’ stock awards on March 24th Twitter shut off its internal Slack, and now ‘everyone is barely working’ Twitter Blue head Esther Crawford is out at Twitter  Elon Musk's 'lab leak' tweets could be an issue for Tesla's plans in China Tesla’s new ‘Master Plan’ is coming — let’s grade the first two Elon Musk unveils a new Master Plan, a path to sustainable energy future, no new cars  Why won’t TikTok confirm the Bold Glamour filter is AI?  OpenAI announces an API for ChatGPT and its Whisper speech-to-text tech  Microsoft now lets you change Bing’s chatbot personality to be more entertaining Microsoft’s Phone Link app now lets you use iMessage from your PC Sony announces 2023 TV lineup: better late than never Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call our Vergecast Hotline at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/231h 21m

Apple glucose monitor rumors, Marvel fatigue, and podcast misinformation

Today on the flagship podcast of hyper specific wearable sensors:  01:19 - Victoria Song joins Alex Cranz to talk about the latest rumors around Apple’s big progress in blood glucose monitoring.  Apple Makes Major Progress on No-Prick Blood Glucose Tracking for Its Watch  Continuous glucose monitor startups still have to prove their worth Apple is looking at opportunities to do great things in health in India: Sumbul Desai 17:14 - Ariel Shapiro talks with Valerie Wirtschafter, a data analyst at the Brookings Institution, about how often podcasts spread political misinformation, and what that means for the medium. Audible reckoning: How top political podcasters spread unsubstantiated and false claims Policy recommendations for addressing content moderation in podcasts 43:57 - Alex and Charles Pulliam-Moore chat about the latest episode of The Last of Us and all the Marvel movie fatigue that has cropped up since Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania came out. [Warning: Spoiler alert] HBO’s The Last of Us is pushing all the right buttons by telling new stories HBO’s The Last of Us is wisely skipping to the cutscenes Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania review: this is your brain on Kangs Email us at vergecast@theverge.com, or call the Vergecast Hotline at 866-VERGE11 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/231h 15m

Solo Acts: McRib Locator's Alan Klein

In this next episode of our Vergecast Solo Acts mini series, Ashley Esqueda talks with Alan Klein, the creator of the McRib Locator, a website that helps people track and submit where McDonald's BBQ pork sandwich is available in stores. Alan shares what drove him to make this free tool for people back in 2009, what he does with the data he's collected, what's next for the site after the McRib's "farewell tour" this past fall, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/2338m 46s

The Supreme Court hears Section 230 arguments, Sam Bankman-Fried's latest woes

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, T.C. Sottek, and Adi Robertson discuss the Supreme Court cases that could reshape the future of the internet. Later, Verge policy reporter Makena Kelly joins the show to discuss new charges against FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried. Further reading: The Supreme Court hears arguments for two cases that could reshape the future of the internet Thomas starts talking about pagers for some reason Google: it’s not helpful when states make their own decisions that affect us A Signal group is at the center of Bankman-Fried’s latest woes Spotify’s new AI-powered DJ builds and commentates on custom playlists Microsoft recruited Nintendo and Nvidia to help fight Sony over the Activision deal   Tesla announces new engineering headquarters in California Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/02/231h 17m

PSVR 2 review, and the best multiroom audio gadgets

Today on the flagship podcast of not-yet-announced Sonos speakers: Adi Robertson and Sean Hollister discuss their review of the PSVR2, and how it ranks among the other VR options today, along with its predecessor.  PSVR 2 review: love on a leash We plugged the PSVR2 into a PC, and here’s what it does Meta is improving Quest hand tracking so you can touch buttons and type on virtual keyboards Alex Cranz, Chris Welch, Chris Person, and Jennifer Pattison Tuohy discuss the world of multi-room audio devices to play music. How do smart speakers like Sonos, Amazon Echo, and Google Home compare to audiophile gadgets like the WiiM Mini and the Raspberry Pi? WiiM’s Mini and Pro are the Chromecast Audio’s real replacement Exclusive: these are the new Sonos Era speakers  Amazon’s Alexa app gets more Sonos-y with new multiroom audio controls How to set up multiroom music playback with Google Home speakers Email us at vergecast@theverge.com, or call the Vergecast Hotline at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/231h 19m

Solo Acts: Raluca Pop, founder of Hive Social

This is episode one of our Vergecast mini-series "Solo Acts", which features people who are working independently to create great things on the internet, hosted by Ashley Esqueda. Today, Ashley talks with Raluca Pop, founder of the social media app Hive Social, which was created when Raluca was only 19. Ashley and Raluca discuss the challenges of building a social media app from scratch in the world of Big Tech, what happens when you need to address problem like a mass influx of users and security issues, and working with such a small team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/2339m 23s

Bing is a liar, Elon's tweets are everywhere, and YouTube CEO steps down

Today on the flagship podcast of wanting to smooch your laptop: 01:23 - The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Richard Lawler, Adi Robertson, and James Vincent discuss the flaws with Microsoft's Bing AI, and why it can be an "emotionally manipulative liar." 34:56 - Platformer managing editor Zoë Schiffer joins to explain why Twitter is showing everyone all of Elon Musk's tweets. 50:33 - The crew discuss YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki stepping down after nine years at the helm. Further reading: Microsoft’s Bing is an emotionally manipulative liar, and people love it   AI search engines are not your friends These are Microsoft’s Bing AI secret rules and why it says it’s named Sydney Microsoft says talking to Bing for too long can cause it to go off the rails The Supreme Court could be about to decide the legal fate of AI search Microsoft’s Bing AI, like Google’s, also made dumb mistakes during first demo From Bing to Sydney (Stratechery) A Conversation With Bing’s Chatbot Left Me Deeply Unsettled (The New York Times) Seeing other people’s AI art is like hearing other people’s dreams Yes, Elon Musk created a special system for showing you all his tweets first  Elon Musk’s reach on Twitter is dropping — he just fired a top engineer over it  Twitter is just showing everyone all of Elon Musk’s tweets now Elon Musk says Twitter should be ready for new CEO by end of year YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki steps down after nine years at the helm  The maze is in the mouse (Praveen Seshadri) Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra review: practically peerless Razer Blade 18 review: the price is going up  Tesla recalls 362,758 vehicles equipped with Full Self-Driving beta for ‘crash risk’ Mazda MX-30 electric SUV review: a perfect storm of range anxiety  Hyundai and Kia forced to update software on millions of vehicles because of viral TikTok challenge Less money and more fear: what’s going on with tech Erase browser history: can AI reset the browser battle? Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call our Vergecast Hotline at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/02/231h 14m

Fixing your own gadgets, from HomePods to Harmony remotes

Today on the flagship podcast of home theater remotes: repairing broken gadgets and why you should do it.  01:55 - David Pierce talks with Nic of Nic’s Fix, a repair service specializing in Apple’s original HomePod.  Nicsfix.com New Apple HomePod 2023 Comparison and Teardown; Is it better? Is it fixed??  28:15 - Alex Cranz talks with Quin at Harmony Remote Repair, who offers fixes for the discontinued universal remote from Logitech.  harmonyremoterepair.com Logitech officially discontinues its Harmony remote 47:07 - iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens joins the show to talk about the state of fixing your own stuff and what’s next in the fight for the right to repair. Rebble with a Cause: How Pebble Watches Were Granted an Amazing Afterlife | iFixit News  New York breaks the right to repair bill as it’s signed into law Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call the Vergecast hotline at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/231h 15m

We tried Bing powered by ChatGPT AI and things got dark

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Richard Lawler, and James Vincent discuss Microsoft's upgraded Bing search engine with ChatGPT AI. Can Microsoft beat Google at search? Is it actually an upgrade? Also: Disney layoffs, Elon's Twitter reach is dropping, and more of this week's tech news. Further reading: Microsoft and Google are about to Open an AI battle Microsoft announces new Bing and Edge browser powered by upgraded ChatGPT AI Microsoft’s ChatGPT-powered Bing is open for everyone to try starting today  Microsoft thinks AI can beat Google at search — CEO Satya Nadella explains why  Google announces ChatGPT rival Bard, with wider availability in ‘coming weeks’  Google shows off new AI search features, but a ChatGPT rival is still weeks away Google is still drip-feeding AI into search, Maps, and Translate  Google’s AI chatbot Bard makes factual error in first demo  Elon Musk’s reach on Twitter is dropping — he just fired a top engineer over it Disney’s laying off 7,000 as streaming boom comes to an end  Bob Iger wants more Zootopia, Frozen, and Toy Story sequels from Disney Nintendo Direct February 2023: the biggest news and trailers  Fox's Super Bowl LVII ads won't include any crypto companies  Email at vergecast@theverge.com, we love to hear from you. Or call our hotline at 866-VERGE11. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/02/231h 38m

“The Hidden Hand Behind Your Swipes” from Land of the Giants

We are sharing an episode of Land of the Giants: Dating. Big tech is transforming every aspect of our world. But how? And at what cost? In this season of Land of the Giants: Dating Games, The Verge and New York Magazine's The Cut trace the evolution of the multi-billion dollar dating app industry. Hosts Sangeeta Singh Kurtz and Lakshmi Rengarajan explore the modern dating landscape forged by companies like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge, and their impact on our hopes for connection. They answer the question – are the business goals of dating app companies aligned with users' romantic aspirations? Follow Land of the Giants to hear new episodes every Wednesday.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/2343m 38s

Samsung announces the Galaxy S23 and the Galaxy Book3 Ultra

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Richard Lawler, Allison Johnson, and Monica Chin discuss the announcements from Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event. Further reading: Samsung’s S23 and S23 Plus look a little more Ultra  The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is a minor update to a spec monster Where’s the Galaxy S23’s satellite connectivity, Samsung? Samsung Galaxy S23 vs. S23 Plus vs. S23 Ultra: spec comparison  The Galaxy Book3 Ultra is Samsung’s shot at the MacBook Pro   Samsung’s Galaxy Book3 gets new chips and a big display upgrade  Anker launches cheaper USB-C fast charging options for Samsung Galaxy phones  Where’s the Galaxy S23’s satellite connectivity, Samsung? Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro supply problems sank its holiday revenues Apple won’t name a new head of hardware design Anker finally comes clean about its Eufy security cameras Mark Zuckerberg says Meta is making this the ‘year of efficiency’ White House goes after app store ‘gatekeepers’ Apple and Google Apple and Google face mounting pressure to remove TikTok from app stores Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/02/231h 19m

HomePod (2023) review, the Steam Deck one year later, and faking your death online

Today on the flagship podcast of removable power cords: 02:14 - The Verge’s Alex Cranz, Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, Chris Welch, and Nilay Patel discuss the updated version of the Apple HomePod.  Apple’s new HomePod plays it safe How to use the Apple HomePod’s temperature and humidity sensors 43:23 - Katharine Trendacosta joins the show to discuss why and how faking your death has been a common practice in online communities.  A Fake Death in Romancelandia She created a fake Twitter persona — then she killed it with COVID-19 1:05:19 - Verge senior editor Sean Hollister gives an updated review of Valve’s Steam Deck, which had a buggy start in 2022. The Steam Deck wasn’t born ready, but it’s ready now Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/231h 29m

Apple M2 reviews, DOJ sues Google, and this week in Elon

Today on the flagship podcast of staring directly down the barrel of a camera, The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Richard Lawler, and Monica Chin start the show with an inside look at our M2 MacBook Pro and Mac Mini reviews. After that, the crew breaks down the case the US Department of Justice has filed against Google's ad business and of course we try to make sense of the latest Elon Musk shenanigans. Further reading: The Vergecast - YouTube Apple Mac Mini (2023) review: Mac Studio junior  Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2023) review: the core count grows Google is being sued by the US government and eight states over online advertising  Google plans to demo AI chatbot search as it panics about ChatGPT More details come out on which departments saw layoffs at Google, Microsoft, and Amazon  Tesla made more money in 2022 than ever before, but its future still looks rocky Elon Musk is theoretically sad that Tesla investors lost money because of his tweets Elon Musk thinks Twitter is real life Elon Musk’s Twitter is caving to government censorship, just like he promised  Elon Musk gets serious about 420 at securities fraud trial - The Verge   Tesla’s new $3.6 billion Nevada investment includes a ‘high-volume’ Semi factory  Tesla Cybertruck mass production won't start until 2024 Microsoft Q2 2023: Windows, devices, and Xbox down as cloud holds strong Senators and Swifties take on Ticketmaster in Washington  GoldenEye 007 is coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox on January 27th TikTok confirms that its own employees can decide what goes viral Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/01/231h 21m

The Last of Us recap, lessons learned from Silicon Valley, and Vergecast Hotline

Today on the flagship podcast of zombie kisses: 02:02 - The Verge’s managing editor Alex Cranz chats with film & TV reporter Charles Pulliam-Moore about HBO’s The Last of Us and how it handles the video game adaptation. [Spoilers for episode 1 + 2] 22:40 - Historian and author of the book The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America Margaret O'Mara talks about how the lack of non-compete clauses shaped Silicon Valley. 38:30 - We answer your questions left on our Vergecast Hotline! Thunderbolt docks, end-to-end encryption, and smart assistants. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/231h 14m

Apple announces M2 MacBook Pros, a Mac Mini, and a new HomePod

Today on the flagship podcast of automated content creation: 02:23 - The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Richard Lawler, and Alex Heath start the show with an overview of what we've learned from Elon Musk running Twitter over the past few months. 24:50 - Inside CNET’s AI-powered SEO money machine 48:34 - Apple's Mac and HomePod announcements from this week Further reading: Inside Elon Musk’s “extremely hardcore” Twitter Twitter Blue arrives on Android for $11 a month  Inside CNET’s AI-powered SEO money machine Apple announces MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips Apple announces a Mac Mini with the M2 and M2 Pro How the new MacBook Pros compare to the rest of Apple's MacBook lineup  Apple is reportedly working on an iPad-like smart display  Apple announces revamped full-size HomePod two years after discontinuing original Apple’s new HomePod unsurprisingly sounds close to the original Apple reportedly shelved its plans to release AR glasses any time soon  Reed Hastings is stepping down as Netflix’s co-CEO Microsoft announces big layoffs that will affect 10,000 employees Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call the hotline at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/01/231h 30m

2023's laptops and wearables we may (or may not) see

The Verge’s Alex Cranz talks with senior reviewer Monica Chin about the laptops she saw at CES this year and what it means for 2023’s computer trends. Verge reviewer Victoria Song joins the show to discuss the FDA regulations behind health tech, and whether the stuff we saw at CES will ever be available in the United States. Further reading: The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i is the CES 2023 gadget I’m most excited for Lenovo Yoga Book 9i hands-on: the dual-screen future OLED plus E Ink: Lenovo’s ThinkBook Twist is halfway to my dream laptop  Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola hands-on: a ThinkPad’s best friend The new Asus ZenBook Pro 14 leads a line of impressively refreshed OLED laptops  Acer’s new Predator Helios laptops can pack a bright 250Hz Mini LED screen The LG Gram Style might be the prettiest laptop of 2023 With PC sales down, laptop makers turn to services The HP Dragonfly Pro Chromebook is neat, but what's with the RGB? The regulatory maze behind health tech vaporware Withings wants you to pee on its latest device  How do you sell over-the-counter hearing aids when nobody knows who you are? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/231h 10m

Apple might make a touchscreen Mac / Samsung S23 images leak

The Verge's Alex Cranz, Richard Lawler, and Dan Seifert discuss the numerous Apple rumors we heard about this week, a Samsung Unpacked preview, and the latest gadget news. Further reading: Apple might finally make a touchscreen Mac Apple is reportedly making an all-in-one cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth chip iPhone 16 Pro models could feature under-display Face ID  Apple's next custom hardware trick might be its own Micro LED screens  Apple’s MicroLED dream: what it means for the Apple Watch and beyond $99 AirPods could ship as early as next year alongside next-gen AirPods Max Official Samsung Galaxy S23 images leak early  Samsung confirms February 1st Unpacked, its first in-person event in three years  Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 Pro can now record lifelike 3D audio HBO Max’s first price hike raises the monthly rate by $1  John Deere commits to letting farmers repair their own tractors (kind of)  At CES one company was showing off...an E-Ink headset?  The Pinecil is the best soldering iron for most people Six smart home finds from CES 2023 you may have missed  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/01/231h 9m

The smart TVs, Matter gadgets, and concept cars from CES

The Verge’s Alex Cranz, Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, Chris Welch, and Andrew Hawkins discuss the best TVs, cars, and smart home gadgets they saw at CES 2023 — from a color-changing car to a vacuum suction system on an OLED TV. Further reading: CES 2023: Verge Video’s best of Why Matter mattered at CES The $3,000 totally wireless Displace TV is the definition of CES absurdity Roku does the obvious thing and announces its own TV line  TCL’s 2023 TVs have new branding and are gaming powerhouses Samsung’s 2023 TV lineup bets everything on picture upgrades and AI tricks LG’s latest Signature OLED TV receives all of its audio and video wirelessly LG’s 2023 OLED TVs are brighter (again) and make webOS smarter LG wants to reinvent how you think of TV picture modes Sony breaks from tradition and won’t announce new TVs at CES 2023  Sony and Honda just announced their new electric car brand, Afeela The Peugeot Inception concept is an EV knife aimed straight at the future The BMW i Vision Dee is a future EV sports sedan that can talk back to you Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/231h 4m

CES is back! Sony announces a car, everything has Matter, and Lenovo puts screens on top of screens

CES 2023 is in full swing! The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Richard Lawler parse the vapor ware from the cool new tech we hope to see ship this year. Further reading: Sony and Honda just announced their new electric car brand, Afeela The BMW i Vision Dee is a future EV sports sedan that can talk back to you Check out BMW’s color-changing concept car in action   Mercedes-Benz and ChargePoint are going to install thousands of EV fast chargers in the US The Ring Car Cam is now available to order for $200  Google’s new high-definition maps are arriving first on Volvo and Polestar electric vehicles  Google’s new split-screen look for Android Auto is rolling out to everyone LG’s latest Signature OLED TV receives all of its audio and video wirelessly LG wants to reinvent how you think of TV picture modes Sony breaks from tradition and won’t announce new TVs at CES 2023  Samsung takes on Apple and LG with its own 5K display for creative pros Dell’s new 32-inch 6K monitor gives Apple’s ProDisplay XDR some competition Samsung's latest Flex Hybrid is a prototype display LG’s 2023 OLED TVs are brighter (again) and make webOS smarter Samsung’s 2023 TV lineup bets everything on picture upgrades and AI tricks Roku does the obvious thing and announces its own TV line  TCL’s 2023 TVs have new branding and are gaming powerhouses Razer made a soundbar that tracks your head to optimize sound AMD’s new Ryzen 7000 mobile processors include a massive 16-core chip AMD promises RTX 3060 desktop graphics performance with new RDNA 3 laptop GPUs Lenovo’s new Yoga Book 9i laptop has a second screen above its screen Lenovo’s new ThinkBook has modular accessories that add LTE, a webcam light, and more Lenovo’s new all-in-one is all screen Lenovo made a Kindle Scribe The HP Dragonfly Pro Chromebook is neat, but what’s with the RGB? Razer's Edge 5G handheld is coming to Verizon this month for $359.99 Delta and T-Mobile are making in-flight Wi-Fi free for all SkyMiles members Qi2: How Apple might finally harness MagSafe by giving it away  Philips Hue is getting a $130 app for TVs Samsung’s SmartThings Station is a smart home hub hidden in a wireless charger Kohler shower pods are here to turn your bathroom into a spa Withings wants you to pee on its latest device Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/01/231h 22m

The Bluetooth Holiday Spec-tacular

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Chris Welch, and Sean Hollister celebrate the holiday season with a full show dedicated to Bluetooth. 03:57 - We play Bluetooth Jeopardy! Play along here 30:38 - The crew discuss the many codecs layered onto the Bluetooth spec, and where the standard is headed. 46:56 - Former Bluetooth SIG executive director Dr. Mike Foley joins the show to discuss his time in charge of Bluetooth. Happy Holidays! Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/221h 22m

Apple could open up iOS, Elon gets booed, and the golden age of streaming is coming to an end

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Richard Lawler break down all the news from this week. Further reading: FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried arrested in the Bahamas Apple is reportedly preparing to allow third-party app stores on the iPhone Twitter Blue is back, letting you buy a blue checkmark again Elon Musk sells yet another $3.58 billion of Tesla shares - The Verge  Twitter suspends @ElonJet after Musk promises not to ban it - The Verge  Elon Musk booed at Dave Chappelle show, claims it was only like ‘10 percent boos’   Jack Dorsey on Musk’s Twitter files: ‘There’s nothing to hide’ - The Verge  https://www.theverge.com/2022/12/15/23511260/everything-ok-in-there-mr-musk-sincerely-the-ftc Twitter’s newsletter tool is shutting down on January 12th The golden age of the streaming wars has ended Apple is expanding Mythic Quest with a new spinoff series Westworld is leaving HBO Max Director Patty Jenkins says there was ‘nothing’ she could do to move Wonder Woman 3 forward Where are all the new Macs? iOS 16.2 arrives with improved always-on display and iCloud end-to-end encryption Google won’t launch ChatGPT rival because of ‘reputational risk’ The Echo Show 15 with Fire TV: a major upgrade with a major flaw Google is beta testing digital state ID cards in its Android Wallet app How to use Instagram’s new Notes feature TikTok starts testing a horizontal full-screen mode Google Nest and Android devices are now Matter compatible — yes, right now Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/12/221h 30m

Streaming winners & losers of 2022: Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus, and more

The Verge's Alex Cranz, Nilay Patel, and Charles Pulliam-Moore focus on the big streaming services — Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, Peacock, Paramount Plus — and discuss which are the winners and losers are for this year. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call the hotline at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/221h 24m

Livestreaming is back!

In the final episode on our series about creator economies, David Pierce is joined by producer Hadley Robinson to explore the world of livestreaming and its recent popularity across every social platform. Livestreaming is certainly not a new thing though, so why does it seem to be having a moment? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/2237m 38s

ChatGPT explained, the FTC suing Microsoft, and Apple adding encryption to iCloud backups

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Richard Lawler, and James Vincent discuss the popularity of ChatGPT. Also: the FTC sues Microsoft to block its Activision Blizzard purchase, Apple is adding end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups, and some gadget news. Further reading: ChatGPT proves AI is finally mainstream — and things are only going to get weirder The FTC is suing Microsoft to block its Activision Blizzard purchase Microsoft reaches 10-year deal with Nintendo for Call of Duty EU sets December 28th, 2024, deadline for all new phones to use USB-C for wired charging The race to build a better Twitter Twitter Blue will reportedly cost more from iPhones to offset ‘hidden 30 percent tax’  Apple is adding end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups   Apple claims a new iMessage can alert you if state-sponsored spies are eavesdropping Tim Cook and Joe Biden came to Arizona to announce plans for American-made chips  Huawei’s latest smartwatch has hidden earbuds inside The $949 price for Dyson’s air-purifying headphones is more absurd than the device itself  Coros Apex 2 and Apex 2 Pro review: slightly short of great Amazon Echo Auto (2nd gen) review: smaller but not smarter How CoinDesk’s FTX scoop left a hole in its corporate overlord Sonos and Ikea made a floor lamp speaker that could be perfect for surround sound Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/12/221h 34m

Kindle 15th anniversary and the problem with US broadband

This week on the flagship podcast of mounting TVs way too high in the hospital room: The Verge's David Pierce chats with Russell Brandom about the state of US broadband, and what we learned from 22,000 people’s internet bills. David also talks with Verge managing editor Alex Cranz about the Amazon Kindle's 15th anniversary, why the Kindle has been so successful, and maybe also why it hasn’t done more. Keep listening for Alex's review of the Kindle Scribe. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/221h 10m

The dark, uncertain world of creator funds

Producer Hadley Robinson reports on the often uncertain world digital creators find themselves in trying to make a living on platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook. Should platforms pay creators directly? Are creator funds even good? Creators and experts tell us what they have found behind the curtain and what it's like to chase the dream of making a living as a digital creator. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/12/2224m 25s

Elon Musk meets with Tim Cook, Neuralink's show and tell, and FTX's collapse

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss this week in Elon Musk, everything that went wrong with FTX, and the latest gadget news. Further reading: Why some tech CEOs are rooting for Elon Musk  A Twitter executive got a court injunction to prevent Elon Musk from firing her Another major ad agency recommends pausing Twitter ad campaigns  Elon Musk is delaying Twitter’s paid verification to avoid Apple’s 30 percent cut Elon Musk says Apple has ‘threatened to withhold Twitter’ from the App Store Elon Musk says Tim Cook told him Apple ‘never considered’ removing Twitter  Elon Musk is dragging Apple into the culture wars  Elon Musk claims Neuralink is about ‘six months’ away from first human trial   Here’s everything that went wrong with FTX Sam Bankman-Fried Interview: Read the Transcript - The New York Times  Kensington made a new wireless version of its SlimBlade trackball mouse  The Genki Covert Dock Mini lets me put an entire gaming system in my purse  Now the Apple Watch Ultra can actually be your diving computer  Anker’s Eufy lied to us about the security of its security cameras   Canoo repurposed its bubbly electric pickup truck for the US Army Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/12/221h 27m

The creator of the future is smart, attractive... and animated

As we spend more time in digital spaces, our avatars are becoming part of our personality. And digital creators and influencers are becoming part of our culture. Producer Gina Pollack join's The Verge's David Pierce with stories about why advertisers love digital creators, why a dancing hot dog will never leave your brain, and what the creator industry is learning from mascots. Next time you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed, keep your eyes peeled — not everyone’s as human as they look. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/11/2232m 50s

A very smart Vergecast Thanksgiving

Today on the flagship podcast of connected meat thermometers: It’s Thanksgiving week, so we’re going to do something a little different. We’re going to make Thanksgiving dinner! Jen Pattison Tuohy, The Verge’s smart home reviewer and reporter, is also an excellent cook. So she’s at home in South Carolina, and she’s going to make us a meal and tell us all about the state and future of the smart home and kitchen gadgets. This episode, fair warning, will make you very hungry. I’m sorry in advance. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/221h 15m

Meta Quest Pro review, Taylor Swift crashed Ticketmaster, and more

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Piece, Alex Cranz, and Adi Robertson discuss the Meta Quest Pro review. Later, the crew discuss Ticketmaster crashing after Taylor Swift fans try to buy concert tickets. Also: Elon Musk's Twitter saga continues and some weekly gadget news. Further reading: Meta Quest Pro review: get me out of here Taylor Swift crashed Ticketmaster following 'historically unprecedented demand' for tickets  Elon Musk ignored Twitter’s internal warnings about paid verification Elon Musk says he fired engineer who corrected him on Twitter Elon Musk is firing Twitter employees even when they criticize him in private Elon Musk says he doesn’t want to be CEO of Twitter, or any company Elon Musk demands Twitter employees commit to ‘extremely hardcore’ culture or leave Amazon’s Alexa Voice Remote Pro is the best streaming clicker of them all Elgato’s new Stream Deck Plus joins the knob mob Sonos plans to enter four new product categories — and the first is coming next year Apple and Major League Soccer will launch MLS Season Pass on February 1st  Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 leans into AI  Razer is upgrading the 2022 Blade 14’s two USB-C ports to USB 4 Canon’s new ‘Pro’ webcam software subscription charges $50 annually The 20-year boondoggle   The unbearable lightness of BuzzFeed The scary truth about AI copyright is nobody knows what will happen next Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/11/221h 44m

The AI-generated, oddly colored future of art

Today on the flagship podcast of the difference between CMYK and RGB colors: 02:19 - David talks about the future of Photoshop with Adobe's Chief Product Officer Scott Belsky. 13:37 - Verge senior reporter James Vincent joins the show to discuss generative AI art and all its possibilities and complications. 43:05 - The Verge's Kristen Radtke and Jess Weatherbed chat with David about Pantone's new subscription service and what it means for artists and designers. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/221h 3m

Meta announces job cuts and Twitter prepares for difficult times

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss week two of Elon Musk as CEO of Twitter and Meta announcing job cuts. Later in the show: What's next for Binance and FTX, a stretchable screen by LG Display, and the Surface Pro 9 review. Further reading: Elon Musk tells Twitter staff to prepare for ‘difficult times ahead’ and ends remote work Read Elon Musk’s first email to Twitter employees Elon Musk offloads another $3.9 billion in Tesla shares Elon is putting Twitter at risk for billions in fines, says internal letter Elon Musk’s Twitter Blue with verification is now live Elon Musk's response to fake verified Elon Twitter accounts: a new permanent ban policy for impersonation  Everyone knows you paid to be verified on Twitter  Mario flipped off Twitter for nearly two hours with the blessing of Musk's 'verification'   Twitter rolls back gray ‘official’ checks that popped up on high-profile accounts Twitter’s new double-check verification disappears, Elon Musk says he ‘killed it’ Meta announces huge job cuts affecting 11,000 employees Binance won't bail out FTX, cites reports of 'mishandled customer funds' ‘I fucked up,’ says FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried in public apology Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (Intel) review: this is the one to buy LG Display's 'stretchable' prototype display could attach to skin, clothing, and furniture  HP Pavilion Plus 14 review: a powerful, confusing OLED machine The Pixel Watch calorie bug is a reminder of why 'accuracy' isn't everything Razer made a customizable PS5 controller that — you guessed it — is very expensive   Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/221h 20m

The politics and laws changing tech in the US

This week on 02:10 - The Verge's David Pierce tries out Neeva's Bias Buster, an attempt to get people out of their echo chambers and show them new information in its search engine. 20:25 - Senior reporter Adi Robertson talks about her story How America turned against the First Amendment 42:27 - Policy reporter Makena Kelly explains the CHIPS and Science Act, and how it could reshape the tech industry in America. Further reading: Biden signs $280 billion CHIPS and Science Act Micron launches $15 billion Idaho project amid federal push for US tech manufacturing President Joe Biden speaks after groundbreaking for Intel’s $20 billion semiconductor plant Micron’s investing up to $100 billion to bring the country’s ‘largest semiconductor’ facility to New York Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/221h 9m

Elon Musk's first week at Twitter / Matter's newest smart home devices

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss what has happened with Twitter since Elon Musk has taken over the company. Then, Nilay, David and Alex discuss the first Matter-compatible devices since the launch of the smart home standard. Further reading: Elon Musk wastes no time changing Twitter  Why Elon Musk is so desperate for Twitter to make money Elon Musk could enable Twitter's edit button for everyone  Elon Musk could cut half of Twitter’s workforce  Over 190 smart home devices are now Matter certified and here’s what’s coming next We’re getting our first look at Matter devices today, and here’s what’s coming next Level locks had a secret Thread radio this whole time Amazon announces a phased rollout of Matter to its Alexa smart home platform Eve’s sensors and smart plugs will be among the first Matter-compatible devices Nanoleaf announces the first Matter-over-Thread light bulbs Philips Hue Bridge is getting updated to Matter early next year Aqara’s Matter transition begins in December with free hub update Amazon Music’s library of songs and podcasts is now free for Prime subscribers  Apple TV 4K (2022) review: unmatched power, unrealized potential Netflix’s new cheaper plan with ads doesn’t work on Apple TV at launch Netflix’s $6.99 per month ad tier is now live PlayStation VR2 launches on February 22nd for $549.99 Comcast’s big rival to Roku and the smart TV is called… Xumo  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/11/221h 30m

Why Signal won’t compromise on encryption, with president Meredith Whittaker

Today we're sharing an episode of Decoder with Nilay Patel featuring an interview with Meredith Whittaker, president of Signal. Signal is the popular messaging app that offers encrypted communication. You might recognize Meredith’s name from 2018 when she was an AI researcher at Google and one of the organizers of the Google walkout. Now she’s at Signal, which is a little different than the usual tech company: it’s operated by a nonprofit foundation and prides itself on collecting as little data as possible. Listen to more of Decoder with Nilay Patel anywhere you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/221h 15m

Twitter is now an Elon Musk company

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Liz Lopatto, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Elon Musk officially becoming the owner of Twitter, and what that means for the future of the company. Further reading: Twitter is now an Elon Musk company How weak leadership cratered Twitter’s morale The Twitter deal is all downside risk for Elon Musk Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/2247m 48s

Apple's new App Store tax, Microsoft Surface reviews, and Meta's earnings

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Tom Warren discuss Microsoft Surface reviews, Apple's new App Store tax, and Meta earnings. Further reading: Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (SQ3) review: Windows on Arm is not ready Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 (13.5-inch) review Surface defined 10 years of Windows PCs — can Microsoft nail the next 10, too?  Microsoft says more than 20 million people have used Xbox Cloud Gaming Zuckerberg is all in on the metaverse whether you like it or not  Xbox’s Phil Spencer says the metaverse is a ‘poorly built video game’ Microsoft: Xbox game streaming console is ‘years away’  Apple macOS 13 Ventura review: a bunch of good updates you can mostly ignore  Apple’s new App Store tax on ads is a direct shot at Meta  Spotify pulls audiobook purchases from iOS app after Apple blocks updates Apple confirms the iPhone is getting USB-C  Apple could release a 16-inch iPad next year The Twitter deal is all downside risk for Elon Musk This tablet pairs an E Ink display with a... 16-megapixel rear camera? Power struggle: Puerto Rico’s battle to fix the electric grid  Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/10/221h 27m

The two cryptos and the future of the iPad

Today on the flagship podcast of all-screen designs: 02:38 -Verge senior audio director Andru Marino dives into the world of a different type of crypto community. 17:51 - David Pierce examines iPadOS 16, Stage Manager, and Apple's attempt at task managers. iPadOS 16's Stage Manager is not the future of multitasking you were hoping for 34:05 - Dan Seifert and Monica Chin join David to discuss and explain Apple's confusing iPad lineup. Apple iPad (10th gen) review: stuck in the middle The new iPad makes no sense Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/221h 7m

Cybersecurity Hotline Special

We asked listeners to send in all their questions related to cybersecurity for this special Vergecast Hotline episode. David Pierce talks to Nilay Patel and Russell Brandom to get you the best advice for staying safe online. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/2251m 8s

Confusing new Apple products, Netflix password sharing, and NFT cults

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Richard Lawler discuss the announcements from Apple this week, HDR video standards, and all the news out of Netflix and Tesla. Apple launches redesigned iPad with a bigger screen and USB-C Logitech updates Crayon stylus with the USB-C port missing from the Apple The new Apple TV 4K has a remote with USB-C and a lower starting price Apple’s new iPad only supports the old Apple Pencil–and need an adapter to do so Apple’s Magic Keyboard Folio for the new iPad has a 14-key function row The new iPad makes no sense Apple announces new iPad Pro with M2 chip and Wi-Fi 6E Netflix password-sharing crackdown will roll out globally in ‘early 2023’ – and here’s how it could work Netflix announces Profile Transfers – for when it forces you to finally pay up Netflix is all-in on binge-watching Netflix is ‘seriously exploring’ a cloud gaming service Can Netflix reclaim the ‘Netflix for games’ crown from Xbox Game Pass? Elon Musk is “excited about the Twitter situation” Tesla is “smoothing is vehicle process to avoid bottlenecks” Elon Musk’s frisky earnings call touched on the Cybertruck, Twitter, and teh future of Tesla Elon Musk says Starlink will keep funding Ukraine’s government ‘for free’ despite losing money Help, Foxconn has gone from AI 8K+5G to ‘3+3=∞’ Google adds replies and stars to Messages — and is taking the RCS fight to iPhones Lightroom is (finally) all I need for photo editing I went all in on eSIM and I have regrets The next generation of Thunderbolt seems nice but less necessary than ever Adobe’s latest AI prototype gives even the worst dancers some impressive moves GMC Sierra EV Denali revealed: plug-in-powered pickup goes premium Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/10/221h 28m

Kanye wants Parler, smartwatch showdown, and the Vergecast Hotline returns

Today on the flagship podcast of slightly inaccurate fitness trackers: 02:15 - David Pierce and Makena Kelly chat about Ye buying Parler, as well as the other new set of apps and app owners entering the space.  Kanye West is buying ‘free speech platform’ Parler The ugly business logic behind Kanye West’s Parler acquisition 24:44 - Victoria Song and Dan Seifert return to the show for a smartwatch showdown between the Pixel Watch, the Apple Watch Series 8, and the Samsung Galaxy Watch. Google Pixel Watch review: it’s a smarter Fitbit Apple Watch Series 7 review: time and time again Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 review: if it only had a better battery We could all use a ‘This is Fine’ Focus mode 1:02:07 - Lastly, we return to the Vergecast Hotline to answer your burning tech questions. Fitbit Sense 2 review: it doesn’t make much sense 1:14:55 - We explain why we still don't have chapters on The Vergecast Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/221h 22m

Microsoft's Surface event, Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch reviews, and Meta Connect 2022

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss the announcements at Meta Connect, the new products from Microsoft's Surface event, and reviews for Google's Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch. Meta Connect 2022: all the news on the Quest Pro The Meta Quest Pro is a cutting-edge headset looking for an audience  Meta figured out legs for its Horizon avatars What does Mark Zuckerberg think ‘open’ means? Mark Zuckerberg takes a shot at Apple’s closed ecosystem FTC files to block Meta from buying VR fitness studio Within Google Pixel Watch review: it’s a smarter Fitbit Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro review: better and better   Smartwatches, not phones, are where the action is at this year The biggest announcements from Microsoft’s Surface event  Microsoft Office will become Microsoft 365 in major brand overhaul Microsoft’s Surface Studio 2 Plus ships with an RTX 3060 for $4,299 Microsoft’s Surface Pro 9 is the latest major gadget to ditch the headphone jack The Surface Laptop 5 arrives with Thunderbolt 4 but no AMD options  Surface Pro 9 lets you pick between Intel or Arm 5G and new color options Microsoft partners with Meta to bring Teams, Office, Windows, and Xbox to VR Apple shows Windows some love with new Music, TV, and iCloud photos integration     AI-generated imagery is the new clip art as Microsoft adds DALL-E to its Office suite    New York’s weed laws mean marijuana is legal but the stores selling it aren’t yet Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/10/221h 22m

Zuckerberg on the Quest Pro, our impressions, and the state of VR games

Today on the flagship podcast of low-latency head tracking: 02:35 - Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg chats with deputy editor Alex Heath about Meta's new headset, the Quest Pro. 22:00 - Alex Heath and senior reporter Adi Robertson chat with David Pierce about their first impressions using the Quest Pro. 47:45 - Group Publisher for The Verge Chris Grant chats with David about what's happening in VR for video games. You can listen to the rest of the chat with Mark Zuckerberg on Decoder with Nilay Patel, watch it on The Verge's YouTube channel for the video version, or read it on our site. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/221h 14m

Google's Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch event / Elon Musk vs. Twitter trial update

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss all the announcements from Google's Pixel 7 event. Senior correspondant Liz Lopatto joins the show to explain the latest in the Elon Musk/Twitter trial saga. The Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer is here (and so is Chris Pratt) Hands-on with the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro: something familiar  The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro double down on Tensor-fueled features  Google’s Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will fix your old blurry photos  Google once again calls out Apple for not adopting RCS  Google’s including its VPN service with the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Pixel Watch hands-on: Google's taking a page from Apple  Google thinks smartwatches are the future again — are you buying it?  Google’s Pixel Watch marks a new chapter for Wear OS  Google shows off wireless charging dock that turns the Pixel Tablet into a smart display Google overhauls Home app as it prepares for Matter  Everything we think we know about Elon Musk’s plan for Twitter The Elon Musk vs. Twitter trial is on hold until October 28th Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/10/221h 20m

Amazon’s Kindle Scribe, printer problems, and earbuds on a bike

Today on the flagship podcast of hardcopy peripherals: 02:27 - David Pierce and Alex Cranz chat with Dave Limp, SVP of devices and services at Amazon. Amazon’s Kindle Scribe is an E Ink tablet for reading and writing 24:04 - David also tries to answer a listener question about why it feels like printers haven't improved in years. Best Printer Buying Guide (Consumer Reports) 39:55 - Lastly, Becca Farsace tests out which earbuds sound the best when calling from a bike ride. Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II review: noise cancellation domination Apple AirPods Pro (second-gen) review: same look, better everything else Google Pixel Buds Pro review: the sweet sound of redemption Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/2257m 37s

What does music feel like in the metaverse?

The Verge's David Pierce dives into the world of virtual concerts in digital spaces like Roblox and Fortnite. Is this the future of live music? Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/10/2221m 44s

Google is shutting down Stadia / Amazon's hardware launch event

The Verge's David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Jay Peters discuss Google deciding to shut down its game streaming service Stadia. Jennifer Pattison Tuohy joins the show to chat about all the products Amazon announced at its hardware launch event this week, including the new E Ink tablet for reading and writing. Google is shutting down Stadia Google is trying to reinvent search — by being more than a search engine  Google’s trying to become a one-stop shopping destination Google will help you find better results without tagging ‘Reddit’ onto every search The 11 biggest announcements at Amazon's hardware launch event  Amazon’s Kindle Scribe is an E Ink tablet for reading and writing Amazon fifth-generation Echo Dot smart speakers get a host of new features Echo speakers can now be Eero mesh Wi-Fi extenders Amazon’s new Echo Auto is smaller and easier to mount in your car Amazon’s latest 4K TVs improve picture quality and borrow ideas from The Frame The new Amazon Fire TV Cube has an HDMI input for controlling cable boxes  Alexa is getting some much-needed smart home upgrades Amazon’s Halo Rise is a bedside light to track your sleep and wake you up Blink's new Mini Pan Tilt adds robotics to its compact home security camera Ring's new Spotlight Cam Pro mashes its most advanced features into a wireless design   Sonos Sub Mini review: low end for a lower price Intel and Samsung are getting ready for ‘slidable’ PCs Leaked Galaxy S23 renders suggest Samsung could ditch the camera bump A smart lock with long-range wireless power is finally a reality Asus launches massive 17-inch Zenbook with Ryzen 6000 Intel’s 13th Gen processors arrive October 20th with $589 flagship Core i9-13900K Wacom announces the Cintiq Pro 27, its latest display graphics tablet Logitech announces its first mechanical keyboard specifically for the Mac Stage Manager isn’t just for M1 iPads anymore Hands-on with aptX Lossless, the new tech promising CD-quality audio over Bluetooth Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/09/221h 30m

Handheld gaming, scooter subscriptions, and a Techtober preview

Today on the flagship podcast of low-latency controller input: 02:12 - David Pierce talks with Tom Warren about the trend of handheld gaming devices like Valve's Steam Deck and the Logitech's G Cloud Gaming Handheld. 21:20 - David tries subscribing to a scooter rental service and starts to rethink the concept of ownership. 33:40 - David chats with Nilay Patel and Alex Cranz about the ten big tech events happening this October. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/2259m 19s

The complicated relationship between musicians and platforms

Today’s Future of Music episode comes from Ariel Shapiro, The Verge’s lead reporter of HotPod, our weekly newsletter about the audio industry. Last week on the show we talked about old music… specifically how the back catalog is a big part of what makes “new” music. This week Ariel picks up right where we left off, with the revival of stars from the past on platforms like TikTok. But what about new… undiscovered talent? Is that even a thing anymore? Can a budding artist find their place in the world of viral video? Ariel explores the complicated relationship between musicians and platforms. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/09/2217m 58s

Apple Watch Ultra review: an aspirational debut

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, David Pierce, and Victoria Song discuss using the new Apple Watch Ultra, the next-gen GPUs, and a bunch of gadget news. Future reading: Apple Watch Ultra review Apple AirPods Pro (second-gen) review: same look, better everything else This RTX 4090 is so ridiculous it needs a ‘Dark Obelisk’ RGB support stick  Nvidia announces next-gen RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 GPUs Nvidia says it built too many GPUs — expect sales while it works on something `new`  DJI's new smartphone gimbal aims to get you filming quicker than ever  Logitech’s G Cloud Gaming Handheld arrives in October for $349.99 ByteDance’s Pico 4 VR headset is a Meta Quest 2 competitor Framework’s new Chromebook is upgradable and customizable This new turntable can play music directly to a Sonos system The PS Vita’s time is now, again Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/09/221h 18m

GTA leaks, TikTok search, and Apple reviews hotline

Welcome to the flagship podcast of measuring changes in gravitational force. 02:13 - David Pierce chats with video game reporter Ash Parrish about how footage of Grand Theft Auto VI has leaked online. GTA 6 gameplay leaks online in 90 videos Rockstar confirms hack, says work on GTA VI will ‘continue as planned’ 19:40 - David tries to use TikTok's search feature as a replacement for Google. 31:40 - Nilay Patel, Allison Johnson, and Victoria Song answer listener questions about the new iPhones and Apple Watch. Apple iPhone 14 Pro review: early adopter island Apple iPhone 14 review: meet the iPhone 13S Apple Watch Series 8 review: if it ain’t broke Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you. We are conducting a short audience survey to help plan for our future and hear from you. To participate, head to vox.com/podsurvey, and thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/2259m 20s

Will the future of music sound a lot like the past?

In part 1 of our Vergecast: Future of Music series, Alex Cranz talks with Switched on Pop's Charlie Harding about the trends in music today that make new songs out of old material, and whether it's foreshadowing the future of pop. Further reading: Selena Quintanilla Will Sound Older on Her New Posthumous Album Michael Jackson songs removed from streaming services to 'move beyond' fake vocals controversy Shred with Green Day, with some help from AudioShake Invasion of the Vibe Snatchers Music played in this episode: Como Te Quiero Yo A Ti - Selena My Way - Frank Sinatra I'll Be Seeing You - Billie Holiday We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus bad guy - Billie Eilish Through The Wire - Kanye West Breaking News - Michael Jackson Real Love - The Beatles Free As A Bird - The Beatles 2000 Light Years Away - Green Day Betty (Get Money) - Yung Gravy Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club Fantasy - Mariah Carey Big Energy - Latto I'm Good (Blue) - David Guetta, Bebe Rexha Bang Bang - Rita Ora, Imanbek Higher Love - Kygo, Whitney Houston Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/09/2235m 22s

Reviews of the iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch Series 8, and more

Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss The Verge's reviews of the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14, and Apple Watch Series 8. Further reading: Apple iPhone 14 Pro review: early adopter island Apple iPhone 14 review: meet the iPhone 13S It’s time to bring contrast back to our smartphone photos Apple Watch Series 8 review: if it ain’t broke iOS 16.1 beta adds Apple’s ugly new battery percentage indicator to the iPhone Mini iOS 16 review: unlocking the lock screen We finally got our hands and eyes on the PlayStation VR2 Google canceled its next Pixelbook and shut down the team building it  We didn’t need another Pixelbook Adobe to acquire Figma in a deal worth $20 billion Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II review: noise cancellation domination Disney’s CEO teases a ‘hard bundle’ of Disney Plus and Hulu Sonos announces long-awaited Sub Mini for $429 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/09/221h 24m

Websites are back: inside The Verge's redesign

David Pierce and Nilay Patel discuss the ideas behind The Verge's brand new redesigned website, which officially launched on September 13th. David also chats with senior product manager Tara Kalmanson and senior engineer Matt Crider, who worked on the redesign, about what went into implementing those ideas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/221h 7m

Apple’s iPhone 14 event: the biggest announcements and our first impressions

Apple held their annual hardware event on their campus, debuting new iPhones, new Watches, and new AirPods. Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss everything that happened at the "Far Out" event, first impressions of the products, and their expectations for Apple in the next year. Further reading: Apple’s iPhone 14 event: the 9 biggest announcements Apple Watch Series 8, SE, and Ultra hands-on: triple the fun Apple Watch Series 8 gets souped-up period and ovulation tracking  New Apple Watch SE announced: price, features, release date Apple Watch Ultra: price, specs, release date Apple watchOS 9 will add low-power mode to Series 4 and later devices Apple finally stops selling the Series 3 watch It’s time for the Apple Watch to become Apple’s next big thing  iPhone 14 and 14 Plus hands-on impressions: the big phone is big The iPhone 14 doesn’t have Apple’s latest processor  The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus are official with satellite-based Emergency SOS  iPhone 14 Pro: a first look at the new moving notch, camera, and more Apple might have fixed the notch by putting it on an island   The iPhone 14 lineup won’t have physical SIM support Apple’s new AirPods Pro hands-on: sticking close to a winning formula Apple’s new AirPods Pro can cancel twice as much noise Apple’s Lightning-only charging case for the third-gen AirPods doesn’t make sense Klutzes rejoice: AppleCare Plus now covers unlimited repairs  Everything Apple didn’t announce at its iPhone 14 event Tim Cook would rather sell you an iPhone than add RCS to iMessage Jony Ive doesn’t think your car should rely on multitouch Steve Jobs’ friends and family launched an archive celebrating his life Tens of thousands of viewers watched a fake Apple crypto scam on YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/09/221h 18m

The future of Apple: our biggest questions and hottest takes

The Verge's David Pierce, Nilay Patel, and Alex Cranz each discuss the big open questions they have about the future of Apple, and the hottest takes about the company. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/09/221h 8m

Snap laying off 20 percent of employees, Twitter starts testing edit button, and Logitech’s cloud gaming handheld leaks

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss this week's gadget news. Casey Newton joins the show to discuss Twitter finally adding the edit button for tweets. Further reading: An iPhone 14 satellite link could depend on Apple cutting a deal with wireless carriers Everything Apple Watch Pro needs to beat Garmin and Samsung Apple’s Lightning cable turns 10, but its time is over Satellite connectivity on the Apple Watch Pro could be a game-changer Logitech’s cloud gaming handheld leaks with Android apps and Switch-like UI JBL’s new earbud charging case has a touchscreen so you can ditch the phone Motorola Edge (2022) review: a passing grade  LG’s first bendable OLED TV lets you pick between flat or curved modes Samsung’s first OLED gaming monitor doesn’t need a PC or console attached Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound Theatre TV stand will turn your TV around, too  Zenbook 17 Fold OLED review: the best foldable yet Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold (2nd-Gen) hands-on HMD claims its latest Nokia smartphone is its most ‘eco-friendly’ yet The new Ring Intercom will help make your apartment intercom smart Twitter starts testing an edit button, but you have to pay for it Snap is canceling several projects and laying off 20 percent of employees Truth Social is strapped for cash and struggling to find new users Elon Musk says whistleblower’s testimony gives him more reasons to dump Twitter deal Starlink suffered a global outage overnight  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/09/221h 29m

Land of the Giants: It's a WhatsApp world

We're sharing an episode of Land of the Giants: The Facebook / Meta disruption, a collaboration between Recode and The Verge. Meta’s most expensive acquisition ever and one of the most used communication apps in the world: WhatsApp. With over 2 billion users, WhatsApp is embedded in the social, economic, and political infrastructure of countries across the globe. For better and worse. The story of WhatsApp’s incredible power, as told through its largest market: India. NOTE: There are descriptions of graphic acts of violence in this episode. If you want to skip these descriptions, the section begins at 20:45 and ends at 22:05. Hosted by Shirin Ghaffary (@shiringhaffary) and Alex Heath (@alexeheath) Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear next week's episode by hitting the plus sign in your favorite podcast app Follow @recode and @verge for more coverage of Meta and Big Tech Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/2237m 7s

Twitter is a mess, Apple 'Far out' rumors, and this week in streaming

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss this week in tech news.  Further reading: Apple’s ‘Far out’ iPhone 14 event is happening September 7th  What to expect from Apple's iPhone 14 event  Next-day streaming of NBC shows like Law & Order and SNL jumps from Hulu to Peacock next month YouTube TV update will reportedly let you watch four channels at once HBO calls House of the Dragon its biggest premiere ever, with nearly 10 million US viewers Twitter’s former security chief says company lied about bots and safety Twitter whistleblower to testify in Congress over damning security revelations  Elon Musk vs Twitter: the weird number at the heart of the drama The SEC asked Twitter to explain its user metrics after Elon Musk complained Twitter CEO calls Mudge Zatko’s whistleblower report a ‘false narrative’ Twitter is a mess — but in the Elon Musk trial, it might not matter Exclusive: Sonos’ next flagship speaker will play sound in nearly all directions Ford hikes the price for the 2023 Mustang Mach-E by as much as $8,000 Peloton CEO thinks losing $1.2 billion is ‘substantial progress’ EV prices are going in the wrong direction Starlink lowers monthly internet prices by 50 percent for some Sony’s new DualSense Edge Wireless Controller takes on the Xbox Elite Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/08/221h 2m

The Elgato Stream Deck's endless buttons

Today’s whole episode is about buttons. We’re talking about the Stream Deck from Elgato, a desk accessory that is basically just a bunch of buttons. We hear how people use their Stream Deck, how to hack it to do even more, and how to turn your old devices into something like it. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com, we'd love to hear from you. Call our Vergecast Hotline! 866-VERGE11 (866-837-4311) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/2244m 17s

Android 13 arrives, Galaxy Watch 5 review, and Instagram gets competitive

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss the Android 13 update, the battle between the vertical video apps, and a bunch of gadget news. Further reading: Android 13 arrives for Pixel phones starting today How to get the Android 13 update on your Pixel right away Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 review: incremental innovation    Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 review: if it only had a better battery All the YouTube Shorts you repost to TikTok will now tell on you Instagram gets mean about sending video clips to TikTok The auto industry lost its spectrum fight with the FCC because V2V was always a fantasy Electric vehicle owners are fed up with broken EV chargers and janky software Yes, the new electric vehicle tax credits are really confusing, but we can help  The auto industry lost its spectrum fight with the FCC because V2V was always a fantasy The Dodge Charger EV’s fake exhaust sound is sure to divide muscle car fans Snap is giving up on its Pixy drone after just four months Timbaland and Swizz Beatz sold Verzuz to Triller — and now they say Triller didn’t pay Yes — monitors can in fact get weirder The Big Ten’s new deal makes sports streaming rights more confusing than ever Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/08/221h 26m

Ford F-150 Lightning review, stress-testing earbuds, and a Galaxy foldable Q&A

02:33 - The Verge's David Pierce brings in deputy editor Dan Seifert, reviewer Allison Johnson, and managing editor Alex Cranz to answer Vergecast Hotline questions about Samsung's new Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4. 24:18 - Chris Welch returns to the show for more earbuds voice call testing, this time on the NYC ferry with the new Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and the Google Pixel Buds Pro. 41:18 - Nilay Patel shares his experience reviewing the Ford F-150 Lightning, and the troubles with its touchscreen control panel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/221h 9m

Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked August 2022 biggest announcements

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Richard Lawler to discuss all the announcement from Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event this past week. Further reading: HBO Max will be replaced next year by a new service combined with Discovery Plus Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked August 2022: the five biggest announcements The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 gets a little extra polish, but it’s still $999 The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a little better and still too expensive Here’s how the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 compares to last year’s Z Fold 3 Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked is a foldable party of one Samsung still hasn’t given us a good reason to buy a foldable phone  Samsung goes big on battery with the Galaxy Watch 5 series  Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 Pro: more comfortable design and hi-fi audio Google tries publicly shaming Apple into adopting RCS Disney Plus’ Premium streaming price is rising to $10.99 per month Disney Plus’ ad-supported plan will launch in December Disney Plus and Hulu are getting steep price hikes Gmail is now officially allowed to spam-proof politicians’ emails Ethereum’s big proof-of-stake blockchain switch could happen on September 15th Apple’s next iPhone might be more expensive AirPods cases with USB-C could be in the cards for 2023 Battery percentage finally returns to iOS 16 and it’s hideous Sonos has delayed the release of its next product — likely the Sub Mini LG Display’s 97-inch OLED panel vibrates to create ‘cinematic’ 5.1 sound Call 866-VERGE11 (866-837-4311) to ask The Verge about this week's Samsung announcements. We may answer them on Wednesday! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/08/221h 24m

Amazon buys Roomba, non-watch wearables, and the best cheap(er) phones

David Pierce taps into The Verge's reviews team to explore where we're headed with smart home gadgets, wearables, and midrange phones. 01:56 - Verge smart home reviewer Jennifer Pattison Tuohy comes back to the show to break down the news of Amazon acquiring iRobot, maker of the ever popular Roomba robot vacuum. 24:46 - Verge wearable tech reviewer Victoria Song joins David to explore the fascinating world of non-watch wearables: rings, earbuds, sports bras, and sleep trackers. Afterward, we hear from Whoop CEO Will Ahmed about his approach to wearable technology. 53:40 - Verge mobile reviewer Allison Johnson and David discuss the ideal version of a mid-range smartphone, and what are the best trade-offs for the price. Further reading: Amazon to acquire Roomba robot vacuum maker iRobot for $1.7 billion Amazon bought iRobot to see inside your home The best sleep tech you can buy right now Whoop 4.0 Review Oura Ring Gen 3 Review Google Pixel 6a review: midrange parts, Tensor smarts Apple's new iPhone SE is a modern phone stuck in yesterday's design Apple should have followed Google’s Pixel 6A playbook with the iPhone SE OnePlus 10T review: call it a comeback Nothing Phone 1 review: something else Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/08/221h 21m

HBO Max might get maimed, Apple might remove the headphone jack from the iPad

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss this week in tech news — including what's happening with HBO Max, Apple iPad rumors, some handheld gaming updates, and this week in EVs. Further reading: Apple might remove the headphone jack from its next entry-level iPad Apple might delay iPadOS 16 launch Apple says Mac sales are getting hit hard by supply constraints  OnePlus 10T review: call it a comeback OnePlus’ 10T launch was a weird return to in-person events The Pixel 6A is getting an immediate update to make sure it’s moddable Logitech announces a new dedicated cloud gaming handheld device Nintendo reports Switch sales dip as chip shortage continues to bite The Orion looks like if Kirby swallowed your Switch    The megamerger killed Batgirl HBO Max might get maimed  A TikTok Music app could challenge Spotify and Apple Roku has a problem — its buttons aren’t printing enough money Lucid Motors will barely make any EVs this year as it slashes production goals again Tesla is the latest company to be drawn into the Elon Musk-Twitter legal mess Forget those Tesla crashes: GM says you can trust its autonomous vehicles GM’s Super Cruise will cover 400,000 miles of roads in North America, doubling coverage Twitter v. Elon Musk trial date set to start October 17th Google Meet meets Duo Meet, with Meet in Duo but Duo isn’t going into Meet A mysterious battery-powered Google device appears in FCC filings Sony InZone M9 review: impressive but flawed Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/08/221h 15m

Work from anywhere: sailboats, solar generators, and Starlink

David Pierce hosts a special "work from anywhere" episode of The Vergecast while he is on vacation. 02:33 - CEO of Rove Jonah Hanig chats about his approach work-friendly travel. Reflect's Alex MacCaw shares his experience working from a sailboat in the middle of the ocean. 17:12 - Verge deputy editor Thomas Ricker talks about his review of the Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro, as well as his experience of working remotely in Europe. 36:28 - Verge policy editor Russell Brandom and senior reporter Loren Grush discuss the state of using satellites like Starlink to access the internet in rural areas. Further reading: Starlink’s Dishy McFlatface internet now available for Boaty McBoatfaces — just $5,000 per month Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro review: letting flex-workers flex Starlink RV review: the dawn of space internet to go Ventje VW Campervan review: 'work from home' from anywhere How Starlink and other satellite services are changing the shape of the internet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/221h 3m

Microsoft Q4 earnings, Spotify’s subscribers rise, and Instagram walks back its changes

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce. and Alex Cranz discuss the quarterly tech earnings from Apple, Microsoft, Spotify, and more.  Further reading: Meta and Apple in ‘deep’ competition to build the metaverse, Zuckerberg tells staff Yes, it’s weird for the two-year-old Meta Quest 2 to go up in price Meta might let anti-vax posts back onto Facebook and Instagram  Instagram walks back its changes Microsoft Q4 2022 earnings: Windows and Xbox fall in $51.9 billion quarter Meta reports revenue decline for the first time in Q2 earnings Here’s where to buy the Meta Quest 2 before it costs $100 more Alphabet Q2 2022 earnings show profits dropped compared to last year Comcast’s broadband business stopped growing for the first time ever Spotify’s subscribers rise to 188M amid podcasting setbacks Spotify amps up fiction podcasts with new leader of scripted content Spotify paid $123 million for audiobook company Findaway Spotify has stopped making its Car Thing dashboard accessory Apple’s latest iOS 16 beta ensures you can’t hide your mistakes with an edit Apple’s new Home app in iOS 16 is better but still half-baked SpaceX says Dish’s 5G plan would be ‘detrimental’ to millions of Starlink users You can re-watch Game of Thrones in 4K on HBO Max next month President Biden’s awesome video conferencing setup starts with a $7,000 Zoom gadget Asus’ compact Zenfone 9 comes with incredible gimbal-like camera stabilization Email us at vergecast@theverge.com, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/07/221h 13m

Instagram is TikTok now, BeReal is everywhere, and the Vergecast Hotline is back

02:30 - The Verge's David Pierce talks with deputy editor Alex Heath about how Meta is pivoting Facebook and Instagram away from your friends and more towards short form video from creators. Mark Zuckerberg braces Meta employees for 'intense period' Facebook is changing its algorithm to take on TikTok, leaked memo reveals Adam Mosseri confirms it: Instagram is over Instagram is making almost all videos Reels and will show them to way more people Facebook doubles down on algorithms in the main feed Facebook puts news on the back burner as it continues to push video and creators Listen to Land of the Giants: The Facebook / Meta Disruption 24:04 - Casey Newton chats with David about the social media app BeReal, and whether it's able to succeed among social media titans. Why BeReal is breaking out 40:55 - The Vergecast Hotline is back! Experts at The Verge answer your tech questions. Call our Vergecast Hotline at 866-VERGE11 (866-837-4311). Email us at vergecast@theverge.com, we'd love to hear from you. Find us on Twitter: Alex Heath is @alexeheath Casey Newton is @caseynewton Monica Chin is @mcsquared96 Dan Seifert is @dcseifert Becca Farsace is @BeccaFarsace David Pierce is @pierce Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/221h 15m

Netflix wants linear TV to die, Thread border routers are Matter-ready, and Tesla sold most of its Bitcoin

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz run discuss Tesla earnings, Netflix's next move, and an upgrade to smart home standard Thread. Further reading: Tesla’s run of record quarterly deliveries comes to an end thanks to China’s COVID shutdowns Elon Musk now says Tesla could start Cybertruck deliveries in mid-2023 Tesla sold 75 percent of its Bitcoin BMW starts selling heated seat subscriptions for $18 a month  The First-Ever Blazer EV: Electric SUV | Chevrolet  BMW Wants to Charge for Heated Seats. These Grey Market Hackers Will Fix That. 75 Percent of Car Buyers Don't Want Features Locked Behind Subscriptions Netflix’s CEO is ready for TV to die Netflix subscriber count in the US and Canada dropped by 1.3 million over the last three months  Netflix's ad-supported tier won't have everything at launch Netflix is partnering with Microsoft for its new ad-supported tier Netflix's latest anti-password sharing test lets users 'buy' additional homes  Amazon is giving Prime Video its biggest redesign in years Eve’s new motion sensor is the first with Thread Amazon says Matter will make Alexa smarter If you have one of these Thread border routers, your smart home will be Matter-ready  Samsung’s August 10th Unpacked will definitely feature at least one foldable Samsung confirms August 10th Unpacked event date with ‘cryptic’ puzzle  Google Pixel 6A review: midrange parts, Tensor smarts  Google’s prototype augmented reality glasses are going outside Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover trial set to start in October Apple will settle butterfly keyboard lawsuit for $50 million Internal documents show Facebook and Google discussing platform strategies The new Google Wallet is now available to all users Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/07/221h 20m

Project Gene5is adventures, Congress takes on VPNs, and Nothing Phone 1 review

02:30 - The Verge's David Pierce talks with tech reporter Mitchell Clark about what it took to get service from Project Genesis and they conclude a FOIA may be the only way to get the facts. I became a Dish influencer to get a 5G NFT 20:21- David talks with senior policy reporter Makena Kelly about US lawmakers suddenly discovering that VPNs are a thing that exists and that they aren't very honest about their business practices. Lawmakers push FTC to clean up the VPN industry 41:50 - And finally, reviews editor Allison Johnson and news reporter Jon Porter go deep on Nothing Phone — our review, the hype leading up to its launch, and the reality of it now that we got our hands on it. Nothing Phone 1 Review Hot and Hyped: Inside the strange launch of the Nothing Phone 1 Email us at vergecast@theverge.com, we'd love to hear from you. Call our Vergecast Hotline! 866-VERGE11 (866-837-4311) Find us on Twitter: Mitchell Clark is @strawberrywell Alex Cranz is @alexhcranz    Makena Kelly is @kellymakena Jon Porter is @JonPorty Allison Johnson is @allisonjo1 David Pierce is @pierce Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/221h 7m

MacBook Air M2 review, Elon Musk tries to bail on buying Twitter, and Apple beta software preview

06:32 - The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce chat with deputy editor Dan Seifert about his review of Apple's M2 Macbook Air. 34:45 - Verge senior correspondent Liz Lopatto joins the show to discuss the latest in the Elon Musk's Twitter battle. 59:27 - The crew preview the beta software for macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16, and iOS 16. Further reading: Apple MacBook Air M2 (2022) review: a whole new Air-a Elon Musk officially tries to bail on buying Twitter Twitter says it’s going to sue Elon Musk for trying to back out of the deal Twitter tells employees not to tweet about Elon Musk deal Elon Musk proves he’s the wrong man to save the world iPadOS 16 preview: jack of all trades, master of some watchOS 9 preview: all about fitness and personalization  Hear me out: the new iOS 16 lock screens rule macOS Ventura preview: the march to continuity continues Nothing officially announces flashy Phone 1, starting at £399 There’s something familiar about the Nothing Phone 1  The Verge's Accessibility Week I became a Dish influencer to get a 5G NFT Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/07/221h 23m

The JWST's first space images, YouTube TV's bundle bet, and the Vergecast Hotline Q&A

Last week, we put a call out to people on Twitter about our new Vergecast Hotline, a phone line we set up for anyone to leave a message about a tech-related question they may have — whether it’s how to find your next router, when Spotify HiFi is actually coming, how to track when all of your favorite shows have new episodes, or whatever — so we can answer them on The Vergecast. We plan to do this about once a month, so if you missed it, that number is 866-VERGE11 (866-837-4311). It’s still open, and you can call at any time. We have a ton of great questions already, so we picked out a few voicemails we liked for today’s episode. Our colleagues — Verge reviewer Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, Hot Pod reporter Ariel Shapiro, Verge writer Cameron Faulkner, and managing editor Alex Cranz — help answer these questions on the show. You can hear that segment at around 31:00 in the episode. There’s a lot more in today’s episode as well. David starts the show with senior science reporter Loren Grush to chat about what it took to get those beautiful images from the James Webb Space Telescope we saw this week. In the middle of all of this, David spends some time on the show talking about YouTube TV — the video platform that is trying to make the cable bundle model work for streaming. Christian Oestlien, VP of product management at YouTube, talks about the goals for YouTube TV and its approach to bundling packages. You can listen to that segment around 20:44 in the episode. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com, we'd love to hear from you. Call our Vergecast Hotline! 866-VERGE11 (866-837-4311) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/2253m 57s

Land of the Giants: The Facebook / Meta Disruption

We’re sharing the trailer for the new season of Land of the Giants: The Facebook/ Meta Disruption. Our friends over a Recode along with The Verge explore how the social media juggernaut has arrived at this unprecedented moment of transition. Senior reporters Shirin Ghaffary of Recode and Alex Heath of The Verge speak with top Meta executives and some of its biggest critics and ask how the company has shaped our lives, and what lies ahead.  Subscribe to Land of the Giants to get new episodes starting Wednesday, July 13th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/07/223m 38s

This week in EVs, Starlink's wireless battle with Dish, and Sony announces gaming monitors

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz chat with transportation editor Andrew Hawkins about EVs, trucks, Tesla, and Starlink. Segment 1 - 02:07 Hyundai gives first look at Ioniq 6 EV as market share surges  Electric vehicle companies have a serious quality problem Segment 2 - 23:44 Tesla reportedly doesn't have enough desks after Musk threatens to fire remote employees Tesla lays off nearly 200 Autopilot employees who help train the company's AI Uber drivers are liking the Teslas Tesla reportedly doesn’t have enough desks after Musk threatens to fire remote employees Starlink RV review: the dawn of space internet to go SpaceX asks Starlink customers for support in wireless battle with Dish  Segment 3 - 46:27 Google's worst hardware flop was introduced 10 years ago today  Sony announces InZone gaming monitors and headsets for PC and PS5 Samsung M8 Smart Monitor review: the good enough of both worlds Arm's Immortalis GPU is its first with hardware ray tracing for Android gaming  Apple says iPads will keep working as home hubs in iPadOS 16, but there's a catch The Future Of trailer: The Verge’s first Netflix show about the future of everything Email us at vergecast@theverge.com, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/07/221h 10m

Privacy risks in post-Roe USA, the internet's recommendation problem, and our Asus gaming laptop guide

The Verge's David Pierce and Alex Cranz chat with health technology reporter Nicole Wetsman and senior privacy and cybersecurity reporter Corin Faife about the privacy vulnerabilities for people seeking abortions in a post-Roe United States, and how people can protect their information. 29:28 - David reports on why the internet is so bad at recommendations, with insights from executives at Yelp, Pocket, Pinterest, and Likewise. 46:27 - Senior reviewer Monica Chin explains the confusing names behind Asus' ROG gaming laptop line, and which laptop may be the right for you. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/221h 4m

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 updated review, Solana's Saga phone, and the M2 MacBook Pro review

Nilay Patel and Alex Cranz chat with Verge senior reviewer Monica Chin about her review of Apple's Macbook Pro 13" with the M2 chip. Alex, David Pierce, and Dan Seifert continue the show, focusing on this week's tech stories from The Verge: Nothing's Phone 1, Solana's Saga phone, and a second look at Microsoft's Surface Duo 2. Further reading: Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) review: new chip, old threads There has to be a better way to binge Netflix cuts around 300 jobs after losing subscribers Microsoft’s weird Surface Duo 2 has surprisingly become my favorite device of the year Here’s what the Nothing Phone 1’s rear lights can actually do Nothing’s Phone 1 isn’t coming to the US Nothing Phone will be invite only like original OnePlus phones Solana is making a crypto phone with help from former Essential engineers Juul’s e-cigarettes can’t be sold in the US, FDA says Twitter confirms it’s working on a built-in Notes feature Amazon shows off Alexa feature that mimics the voices of your dead relatives Email us at vergecast@theverge.com, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/06/221h 26m

Meta's VR prototypes, the best earbuds for phone calls, and our dream E Ink device

The Vergecast is now the flagship podcast of twice-a-week podcasts. Our new Wednesday episode digs even deeper into The Verge’s reporting and the products you care about. And it launches today! 03:00 - David Pierce talks with Adi Robertson about Meta's VR prototypes she previewed. 19:44 - Chris Welch tests a bunch of wireless earbuds to find out which has the best phone call quality. 40:44 - Alex Cranz and David discuss what their dream E Ink device is, and why it still doesn't exist. We’re going to do a lot of experimenting on this show, so I hope you’ll tell us what you like and don’t like. Email us at vergecast@theverge.com, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/2259m 24s

Dish says their 5G network is available , Apple will stream every MLS match, and Google suspends engineer who claims its AI is sentient

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Dish Network's 5G network (@11:07), Google's LaMDA AI (@ 32:32), Apple streaming Major League Soccer (@47:38), and more. Stories mentioned on this show: Watch the trailer for The Verge’s first Netflix show, The Future Of Dish Network’s Project Genesis 5G service is live in more cities Dish says Project Genesis 5G is available in 100 cities, so we tried to sign up T-Mobile can now use three-channel aggregation for even faster 5G The Google engineer who thinks the company’s AI has come to life - Washington Post Google suspends engineer who claims its AI is sentient Apple will stream every Major League Soccer match for 10 years starting in 2023 Apple reportedly wants in on NFL Sunday Ticket ​​Apple TV Plus’ Friday Night Baseball debut wasn’t the homerun fans expected Amazon and WNBA strike multi-year streaming deal Don’t wait to install the June Windows update — it fixes a major security bug Ford recalls nearly 49,000 Mustang Mach-Es over battery safety issues Nothing reveals Phone 1 design a month early Internet Explorer, star of Windows, dies at 26 Microsoft starts automatically redirecting Internet Explorer users to Edge Sonos Voice Control review: a speedy, private, music-focused assistant Microsoft Teams now uses AI to improve echo, interruptions, and acoustics WhatsApp now lets you transfer your chat history from Android to iPhone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/221h 8m

WWDC 2022: Apple's iOS 16, new M2 processor, macOS Ventura, and more

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss all the important announcements from Apple's WWDC. Also: USB-C will be mandatory for phones sold in the EU ‘by autumn 2024 and the Xbox game streaming TV app feels almost like the real thing All stories discussed this week: Apple announces new flagship M2 processor  Apple announces redesigned MacBook Air with M2 chip and MagSafe MacBook Air and Pro (2022) versus MacBook Pros (2021): spec comparison Apple CarPlay is expanding with new features that can integrate deeper into the car Apple iOS 16 brings massive improvements to lock screen and messages Live Activities is a new iOS 16 feature meant to improve notifications Apple will let you edit and even unsend texts in Messages in iOS 16 Apple announces all-new Home app at WWDC iPadOS 16 takes a step closer to laptop-level multitasking Apple’s macOS 13 Ventura with new Stage Manager tool announced at WWDC You'll soon be able to use an iPhone as a Mac webcam Continuity Camera: Apple explains how your iPhone will become a Mac webcam watchOS 9 introduces new running metrics and medication reminders  Apple's medication feature is a step in the right direction Apple's tvOS looks destined for a slow year after little WWDC attention  Apple Pay Later is the company's take on a buy now, pay later service  USB-C will be mandatory for phones sold in the EU ‘by autumn 2024’ What the EU’s new USB-C rules mean for the iPhone The Xbox game streaming TV app feels almost like the real thing Taco Bell opens its first ‘Defy’ restaurant that prioritizes ordering via app The year of the NFT What unions could mean for Apple with Zoe Schiffer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/06/221h 31m

Sheryl Sandberg leaving Meta, Volvo using Unreal Engine in its cars, and a WWDC '22 preview

Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg stepping down after 14 years. 29:45 - Transportation editor Andrew Hawkins joins the show to discuss that latest car news, including Volvo using Epic's Unreal Engine to create 'photorealistic' graphics in its cars. 1:00:04 - Segment three covers what to expect at Apple's WWDC next week. Sheryl Sandberg on leaving Meta Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg is stepping down after 14 years  Meta’s head of AI to depart in group reorg Volvo will use Epic's Unreal Engine to create 'photorealistic' graphics in its electric cars GM is slashing prices for the Chevy Bolt amid high demand for electric vehicles Ford announces new Mustang, Ranger, and commercial EV in major Midwest expansion DeLorean offers a first look at its gull-winged Alpha 5 EV revival Buick is rebranding as an electric-only automaker Polestar's experimental EV, nicknamed 'Beast,' is getting a limited production run Porsche strengthens ties with electric supercar startup Rimac in new funding round iOS 16, notifications, and Macs: what to expect at WWDC 2022 The Murena One shows exactly how hard it is to de-Google your smartphone Google is combining Meet and Duo into a single app for voice and video calls Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/06/221h 25m

Computex 2022 laptops, Elon vs Twitter bots, and Apple ‘testing’ foldable E Ink display

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
20/05/221h 19m

How video game controllers got a lot more accessible

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
17/05/2234m 43s

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Google I/O 2022 📲 Stablecoins struggling to survive the crypto crash, and Apple discontinues the iPod

Nilay Patel and David Pierce interview Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai after Google announcing a bunch of products at their I/O conference. 34:25 - Dan Seifert joins the show to discuss the hardware previewed at Google I/O 2022. 55:38 - Liz Lopatto explains "the crypto crash" in this week's Crypto Corner. 1:07:19 - 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
13/05/221h 39m

How Google is trying to make ambient computing work

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
11/05/2224m 1s

3D printing and trackballs: the future of gadgets?

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
10/05/2238m 56s

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

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
06/05/221h 20m

How the mechanical keyboard went mainstream again

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
03/05/2248m 48s

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

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
29/04/221h 40m

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

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
22/04/221h 18m

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

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
15/04/221h 36m

Elon Musk buys 9.2 percent of Twitter / OnePlus 10 Pro review / QD-OLED monitors and TVs

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
08/04/221h 13m

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

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
01/04/221h 2m

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

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
25/03/221h 27m

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

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
18/03/221h 33m

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

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
11/03/221h 20m

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

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
04/03/221h 41m

Goodbye to Dieter Bohn, with special guest Walt Mossberg

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
04/03/221h 15m

Steam Deck review / Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra review

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
25/02/221h 18m

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

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
18/02/221h 15m

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

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 What on Earth is going on with Peloton? 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
11/02/221h 36m

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

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. Further reading: YouTube is adding new ways for creators to make money with Shorts and shopping YouTube TV to finally add picture-in-picture on iOS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/02/221h 1m

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

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
04/02/221h 13m

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

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
28/01/221h 30m

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

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
21/01/221h 19m

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

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
14/01/221h 17m

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

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
07/01/221h 32m

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

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
17/12/211h 12m

Can Matter save the smart home?

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
14/12/2147m 34s

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

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
10/12/211h 21m

Behind the scenes of our Treo documentary, Springboard

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
07/12/2152m 11s