Podcast

The Vergecast

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

Episodes

  • Bug bounties: the good and the bad of computer security

    Jul 07 2020

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to founder and CEO of Luta Security Katie Moussouris.Moussouris has a long history in computer security, working at Microsoft and the Department of Defense creating their first bug bounty programs to incentivize catching and reporting security bugs and vulnerabilities in software systems.Nilay and Katie discuss the good and bad of bug bounties, encryption dilemmas with consumer devices, voting security in elections, and overall how we keep our software and...more

  • Introducing Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect

    Jun 30 2020

    This week we’re sharing an episode of Land of the Giants, a podcast from our friends at Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network that examines the most powerful tech companies of our time.The second season is called The Netflix Effect, and it’s hosted by Recode editors Rani Molla and Peter Kafka.The Netflix Effect explores how a company that began as a small DVD-by-mail service ultimately upended Hollywood and completely changed the way we watch TV.It’s a fascinating look at what really goes on ...more

  • Apple announces macOS Big Sur, new silicon chips, and iOS 14

    Jun 26 2020

    Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn welcome back Verge alum and Wall Street Journal columnist Joanna Stern to discuss the big announcements from Apple's developer conference this week. Verge news editor Chaim Gartenberg joins in the second half to discuss the Apple updates you may have missed.Stories discussed this week: Fire and plague prepared these teens for the world New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will quarantine travelers from states with surging COVID-19 cases The EU plans to ban US travele...more

  • Why activists need to think about cybersecurity

    Jun 23 2020

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and policy editor Russell Brandom talk to founder of CryptoHarlem and cybersecurity expert Matt Mitchell, who works with activists to develop strategies to leave less data behind and help mitigate threats to their cause. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • WWDC predictions / Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Act

    Jun 19 2020

    Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn run through the most interesting rumors and predictions of announcements at Apple's WWDC next week. Adi Robertson joins to discuss the latest threat to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.Stories discussed in this episode: Cheap steroid reportedly improves survival for severe COVID-19 cases FDA ends emergency authorization for hydroxychloroquine  Why there’s so much confusion around asymptomatic COVID-19 cases The gadgets Late Night with Seth Meyers uses t...more

  • Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson and Rep. David Cicilline on Apple's monopolistic app store fees

    Jun 18 2020

    Apple is acting like a monopolist and a bully, according to the chairman of the House Antitrust Committee.Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) joined The Vergecast along with Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson to discuss the plight of Hey, Basecamp’s new $99-a-year premium email service. Earlier this week, Heinemeier Hansson revealed that Apple had rejected the Hey iPhone app from the App Store because it didn’t offer any way to sign up and pay in the app itself — which would require giving Apple a 30...more

  • Sen. Ed Markey on the politics of technology

    Jun 16 2020

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and Verge reporter Makena Kelly talk to Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts about bringing broadband access into rural areas, the technology plights caused by the pandemic, privacy concerns over contract tracing, and the race to 5G. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Android 11 beta / PS5 reveal / Amazon, IBM, and Microsoft ban facial recognition tech for police

    Jun 12 2020

    Stories discussed this week: Tinder CEO Elie Seidman on finding love during the pandemic It’s hard to figure out how often people without symptoms spread COVID-19 Inside Nextdoor’s ‘Karen problem’ Nextdoor tells community leads to allow Black Lives Matter discussions after exposé Contact tracing programs have to work with local communities to be successful Apple launches $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative Android 11 beta: all the announcements Android 11: conversations, bubbles, a...more

  • Tinder CEO Elie Seidman on finding love during the pandemic

    Jun 09 2020

    Tinder and its parent company Match Group have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic relatively well, all things considered. User engagement is up, as is interest around new product features, like video calls. More than six years after its launch, Tinder is finally introducing a one-on-one video calling feature that it says will be heavily moderated for content and safety. At the same time, Tinder CEO Elie Seidman says he and his team are focusing on how to keep young people coming to the app and how ...more

  • SpaceX launches humans to space / Facebook's ongoing moderation controversy / Sonos Arc's convincing surround sound

    Jun 05 2020

    Stories from this episode: Blaming protesters for COVID-19 spread ignores the bigger threats to health 5G coronavirus conspiracy theorists are endangering the workers who keep networks running Telehealth wasn’t designed for non-English speakers The pandemic has made it harder to buy a new laptop Byte flight The United States will cut ties with the World Health Organization, says President Trump  FCC extends deadline for ISPs to quit charging customers who use their own equipment K-pop stans ove...more

  • The head of HBO Max on launching without Roku, adding 4K HDR, and the Snyder Cut

    Jun 02 2020

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and Verge reporter Julia Alexander talk to Otter Media CEO Tony Goncalves on his new project overseeing HBO Max.Goncalves discusses AT&T's strategy for the WarnerMedia streaming service, the dispute with getting the app on Roku and Amazon, HBO Max's place in the streaming wars, and how their data usage works on mobile. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies / HBO Max launches in the US

    May 29 2020

    Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn welcome back Adi Robertson and Casey Newton to the show to discuss Trump's executive order targeting social media companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Google. Julia Alexander also stops by to discuss the launch of WarnerMedia's new streaming service HBO Max.Stories discussed this week: Google search results will take ‘page experience’ into account next year T-Mobile now supports cross-carrier RCS messaging Google Messages may finally be adding end-to-end encryption f...more

  • Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield on competing with Microsoft, the future of work, and managing all those notifications

    May 26 2020

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield about remote working, competition with Microsoft, and the way technology changes how we communicate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Microsoft Build 2020, Elon Musk's factory play, and Joe Rogan moves to Spotify

    May 22 2020

    It’s Friday, which means there’s a new episode of The Vergecast to fill you in on all of the news from this week. Join Nilay, Dieter, and a rotation of other editors for everything that you need to know. The three topics covered this week are: Microsoft’s Build developer conference Elon Musk’s... active month Spotify getting exclusive streaming rights to The Joe Rogan Experience podcast During the first part of the show, Verge senior editor Tom Warren joins Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn to discuss...more

  • Sundar Pichai on managing Google through the pandemic

    May 19 2020

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and executive editor Dieter Bohn interview Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai.Pichai disusses Google’s COVID-19 response: the way the company is handling the pandemic and how he’s working with Tim Cook from Apple on exposure tracking.They also talked about how he is running one of the biggest companies in the world remotely and how the company is handling employees working from homeOf course they talk about their products and services: the future of the Pixel...more

  • Questions about Facebook's oversight board, Quibi's popularity, and the rumored Pixel 4a

    May 15 2020

    Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn welcome Dan Seifert, Casey Newton, and Julia Alexander to talk about gadget news, Facebook's oversight board, and updates in the streaming world.Stories discussed this week: The doomsday bunker market is thriving amid the coronavirus pandemic Amazon asks Congress to pass a law against price gouging during national crisis Uber’s response to COVID-19: face masks, selfies, and fewer people in the car The lockdown live-streaming numbers are out, and they’re huge Elon Mus...more

  • How pandemic disinformation is affecting social networks

    May 12 2020

    Alex Stamos, former chief security officer of Facebook and director of the Stanford Internet Observatory talks to Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and editor Casey Newton about his role consulting on security for Zoom, disinformation around the pandemic on social media, and the threat of foreign interference in the 2020 election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • New releases: Surface Go 2, Macbook Pro 13-inch, and the first Xbox Series X gameplay footage (Goodbye Paul)

    May 08 2020

    Stories discussed this week: The disappointing truth about antibody testing Apple is giving $10 million to COVID-19 testing kit company FDA authorizes CRISPR-based test for COVID-19 Sen. Ed Markey wants the FCC to rethink its broadband deployment plans An Amazon warehouse worker in New York has died of COVID-19 An Amazon VP’s resignation has cast a spotlight on the company’s working conditions Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders demand Amazon explain whistleblower firings Pittsburgh’s airport is...more

  • Sonos CEO discusses the Arc and customer backlash over leaving old products behind

    May 06 2020

    This week we saw Sonos announce several new products, most significantly the Arc, which is the company’s first soundbar to support Dolby Atmos. Other new devices include the Sonos Five speaker and a refreshed Sub, and all three will only work with Sonos’ new S2 app that launches next month.Sonos CEO Patrick Spence sat down virtually with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel for The Vergecast to discuss the new products, the S2 update, the backlash that Sonos took from customers over its “Recycle Mo...more

  • The 3 new CEOs of Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, Big Tech's quarterly earnings, and Zoom's misleading user numbers

    May 01 2020

    Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss quarterly earnings from tech companies, the new CEOs of the three biggest mobile carriers, and how Trolls World Tour may be changing the movie theater business.Stories discussed this week: More than 1 million people in the US have tested positive for COVID-19 No one knows when the COVID-19 pandemic will end  It’s impossible to count everyone with COVID-19 Elon Musk is dangerously wrong about the novel coronavirus Elon Musk says shelter-in-place orders during COV...more

  • How Amazon's dominance is more visible during a pandemic

    Apr 28 2020

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel interviews co-director of the Institute for Local Self Reliance Stacy Mitchell about her critique of Amazon's power in America's marketplace.As Amazon becomes more essential infrastructure during the coronavirus pandemic, Nilay and Stacy discuss the increased visibility of Amazon's monopoly power and the way it treats its workers.Is it possible to regulate a company that people use and love so much? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Reviews of Apple's Magic Keyboard, iPhone SE, and Logitech Combo Touch

    Apr 24 2020

    Stories discussed this week: Google is now listing COVID-19 testing centers in search results CEOs sticking with Trump’s ‘open the economy’ group after he tweets call to ‘liberate’ states Bill Gates says countries will probably use interviews and databases to track the coronavirus Bill Gates is now the leading target for coronavirus conspiracies, says report Connecticut suburb deploys ‘pandemic drones’ to try to enforce social distancing Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot is helping hospitals remotely ...more

  • Interface Live: Casey Newton and Sarah Frier talk Instagram’s hidden history

    Apr 22 2020

    Part of The Verge's Interface Live series, silicon valley editor Casey Newton talks with Bloomberg reporter Sarah Frier about her new book No Filter, which delves into the history of Instagram and how the app became what it is today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Apple's new iPhone SE, OnePlus 8 Pro review, and Verizon buys BlueJeans

    Apr 17 2020

    Stories discussed this week: The Interface Live on Zoom: the hidden history of Instagram, with Bloomberg reporter Sarah Frier In a self-isolated world, developers are learning to make games from home How GM and Ford switched out pickup trucks for breathing machines The search for COVID-19 treatments shows how messy science can be How Medium became the best and worst place for coronavirus news Unemployment checks are being held up by a coding language almost nobody knows How you’ll use Apple and ...more

  • Apple and Google are building a coronavirus tracking system into iOS and Android

    Apr 10 2020

    Nilay Patel talks with The Verge's Adi Robertson, Casey Newton, and Nicole Wetsman about Apple and Google announcing a system for tracking the spread of the new coronavirus, allowing users to share data through Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) transmissions and approved apps from health organizations.Links: Apple and Google are building a coronavirus tracking system into iOS and Android What is contact tracing? Why Bluetooth apps are bad at discovering new cases of COVID-19 Learn more about your ad c...more

  • Quibi's launch week, Asus laptop reviews, and Sony's PS5 controller

    Apr 10 2020

    Stories discussed this week: Webcams have become impossible to find, and prices are skyrocketing Why the 5G coronavirus conspiracy theories don’t make sense UK mobile carriers politely ask people to stop burning 5G towers No one’s getting new emoji in 2021 because of the pandemic Foxconn will produce ventilators at its controversial Wisconsin plant Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 review: AMD has rewritten the rules Nvidia’s RTX Super GPUs for laptops have arrived — here’s where you’ll see them first Asus’...more

  • Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott on AI for rural America

    Apr 07 2020

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott about his new book Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley―Making AI Serve Us All. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Zoom's privacy concerns, Apple buys Dark Sky, and Sprint is dead

    Apr 03 2020

    Nilay, Dieter, and Paul talk to Tom Warren about Zoom's privacy and security concerns.The crew also looks back at the history of Sprint after it finally merged with T-Mobile.Paul's weekly segment "If I were a rich man" updates the keyboard-in-the-front club.The show ends with some chat about Apple buying the weather app Dark Sky and allowing in-app rentals on their mobile devices.Stories discussed in this episode: After walkouts, Amazon pledges temperature checks and masks in all warehouses Jeff...more

  • Amy Webb is a quantitative futurist

    Mar 31 2020

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to founder and CEO of The Future Today Institute Amy Webb.Amy is also a professor at NYU's Stern School of Business and recently came out with a book called The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity. During the coronavirus pandemic, Amy and Nilay discuss whether we could have predicted this outbreak, how it can change trends in the future, and how it may even accelerate trends like AI and cloud-based robotics.They al...more

  • Reviews for the Macbook Air and iPad Pro (2020) and how the coronavirus is affecting tech companies and culture

    Mar 27 2020

    Stories discussed this week: Amazon warehouse workers are outraged after a coworker tested positive for COVID-19 and they weren’t notified ‘We’re all going to get sick eventually’: Amazon workers are struggling to provide for a nation in quarantine It’s time for a regular Amazon daily coronavirus briefing Twitter locks account encouraging coronavirus ‘chickenpox parties’ Zoom is 2020’s hottest yoga studio Apple says customers must wait to pick up repairs locked inside its retail stores Best Buy ...more

  • Impossible Foods CEO Patrick Brown on a new kind of meat

    Mar 24 2020

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to Impossible Foods CEO Patrick Brown about Impossible's mission to replace animal-derived meat worldwide and what that would mean for our climate and culture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Apple announces new iPad Pro and Macbook Air, Sony reveals PS5 specs, and confusion around the coronavirus testing website

    Mar 20 2020

    Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss the new iPad Pro and Macbook Air that Apple announced this week, the confusion around Google's coronavirus testing website, and the specs revealed for the PS5.Stories discussed this week: Comcast modestly raises slow internet speeds for low-income users because of coronavirus AT&T is suspending broadband data caps for home internet customers due to coronavirus AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and others agree not to overcharge customers during coronavirus Verily’s c...more

  • FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on broadband access across America

    Mar 17 2020

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and Verge policy reporter Makena Kelly talk to FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel about American broadband policy and the advocacy for internet access, broadband competition, and net neutrality.While the coronavirus pandemic is happening and people are working online at home, now is a perfect time to talk about who has access to the broadband, who doesn't, how much it costs, and how we can get it to more people for less money. Learn more about your ad choices....more

  • Galaxy S20 review and leaks of iOS 14, watchOS 7, and Pixel 4a

    Mar 13 2020

    Stories discussed this week: Dr Disrespect is the villain who could change the future of TV This backpack has it all: Kevlar, batteries, and a federal investigation The art and craft of scientific glassblowing Samsung Galaxy S20 review: just right Leaked watchOS 7 code reveals new ‘International’ watchface Apple watchOS 7 features leak: sleep tracking, watchface sharing, and more Apple Watches may soon detect blood oxygen levels More iOS 14 leaks hint at next Apple hardware and a new home screen...more

  • COVID-19: How it spreads, how to test for it, and economic impact

    Mar 10 2020

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks with Verge health reporter Nicole Wetsman and Verge deputy editor Liz Lopatto about the health concerns of the coronavirus outbreak as well as its economic effect in the United States.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Mac Pro and Pro Display review, TCL's folding phone concepts, and rumors of an iPad keyboard with a trackpad

    Mar 06 2020

    Stories discussed this week: Everything you need to know about the coronavirus  The Verge Guide to 2020 Election Congress proposes anti-child abuse rules to punish web platforms — and raises fears about encryption The Verge tech survey 2020 Apple reportedly releasing an iPad keyboard with a trackpad later this year Apple is planning to launch a 14.1-inch MacBook Pro with a ... Mac Pro review: the price of power - The Verge Apple Pro Display XDR review: category of one TCL’s new foldable and rol...more

  • Political advertising on social media, privacy and encryption legislation, broadband access in rural communities, and other tech policy in 2020

    Mar 03 2020

    Verge policy reporter Makena Kelly chats with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel about important points in US tech policy recently as we go into the 2020 presidential election.Nilay and Makena get into the policy topics that The Verge will be covering heavily this year — including political advertising on social media, amendments to Section 230, encryption and privacy legislation, and broadband access in rural areas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Galaxy S20 Ultra's camera issues and Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO

    Feb 28 2020

    Stories discussed this week: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review: shutter bug Samsung pledges to improve Galaxy S20 camera after reviewers see issues Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO, replaced by Bob Chapek Meet Bob Chapek, Disney’s new CEO and the Tim Cook to Iger’s Steve Jobs Disney’s new corporate synergy nightmare is personified in Simpsons promo New Juul patent application hints at AI-powered vape to help users quit nicotine Apple’s new Mac Pro and Pro Display technology overviews show off jus...more

  • Argo’s CEO explains why its fleet of self-driving taxis won’t be all-electric (at first)

    Feb 25 2020

    One of the burning questions facing the world of self-driving cars is whether it makes sense to go all-electric or not. Some, like GM-owned Cruise, is all in on battery-electric vehicles. Others are going half-and-half, like Waymo building a fleet that includes both all-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUVs and gas-burning Chrysler Pacifica minivans.Argo, the Pittsburgh-based self-driving company backed by Ford and Volkswagen, has concerns about an all-electric fleet, especially when it comes to the need ...more

  • Galaxy Z Flip review, CBS streaming service revamp plans, and Android 11 features so far

    Feb 21 2020

    Stories discussed this week: Folding glass: how, why, and the truth of Samsung’s Z Flip A Motorola Razr’s screen is reportedly peeling right on the fold Galaxy Z Flip teardown reveals that its hinge brushes may not block much dust Galaxy Z Flip durability test calls Samsung’s Ultra Thin ‘Glass’ into question Leaked images show TCL prototype phone with expandable, slide-out display Dish Network floats merger with DirecTV over pace of cord-cutting CBS is planning an improved streaming service afte...more

  • Chief Product Officer of Adobe Scott Belsky returns

    Feb 18 2020

    Chief Product Officer of Adobe Scott Belsky chats with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and reporter Dami Lee about what he learned from putting Photoshop on the iPad, adapting products to new creators and platforms, Creative Cloud for the Mac Pro, and the goals of the Content Authenticity Initiative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Motorola Razr review, Samsung's Galaxy S20 event, and T-Mobile and Sprint allowed to merge

    Feb 14 2020

    Stories discussed this week: Motorola Razr review: folding flip phone flops Motorola Razr undergoes iFixit’s ‘most complicated’ teardown yet Samsung learned some tough lessons from the Galaxy Fold debacle Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip beats the Motorola Razr in nearly every way Samsung Galaxy Z Flip first look: folding glass changes everything The Galaxy S20 is the first high-refresh display phone many people will own Why Samsung’s 108-megapixel camera isn’t just a gimmick All of the biggest announcem...more

  • New Jersey’s former attorney general on Ring cameras and facial recognition

    Feb 11 2020

    In this week’s Vergecast, former New Jersey attorney general Anne Milgram stopped by the studio to talk with Verge editor in chief Nilay Patel and me, senior reporter Colin Lecher.As Nilay notes, Milgram, who also co-hosts the podcast Stay Tuned with Preet Bharara, is “the first cop we’ve ever had on the show,” and gave some thoughtful responses to questions about surveillance, predictive policing, and more.“We all, I think, have the right reaction, which is we don’t want to use data that’s bias...more

  • Iowa caucus app issues, Panos Panay takes over both Microsoft’s hardware and software, and Google reveals Q4 earnings

    Feb 07 2020

    Stories discussed this week; Election tech was supposed to clean up the Iowa caucus … Iowa's caucus fracas shows we're still too ignorant about how … America is bad at voting (it isn’t just Iowa) US attorney general says tech and telecom industries should invest in Huawei competitors Donald Trump ‘apoplectic’ in call with Boris Johnson over Huawei US pushing tech and telecom industries to build 5G alternative to Huawei Microsoft’s Windows future is now tied to hardware Microsoft's Surface chief ...more

  • How 5G and edge computing fit into the future of Intel’s traditionally chip-focused lineup

    Feb 04 2020

    Intel is one of the biggest names in the tech world, with chips that quite literally are the brains behind most of the computers and servers that we use every day. But the world of computers is expanding and Intel is changing, too, with a focus on both edge computing that puts processing resources in the cloud and the power that’s available directly on the physical device. And at the head of that is Dr. Venkata (Murthy) Renduchintala, the chief engineering officer and group president of the Tech...more

  • iPad turns 10, Apple's first quarter earnings, and what Google is doing with the Search design

    Jan 31 2020

    Stories discussed this week: Former Windows chief reveals Microsoft's reaction to the iPad … Apple's iPad changed the tablet game 10 years ago today … The iPad is still finding its place ten years in Microsoft's Surface Pro X is the world's most extravagant ... Apple's iPhone 11 and AirPods help company hit a new … Apple reportedly working on tracking tags, high ... Google's ads just look like search results now How much longer will we trust Google's search results? Google is backtracking on it...more

  • Neil Young says the Macbook Pro has “Fisher-Price” audio quality

    Jan 28 2020

    Musician Neil Young and tech executive Phil Baker have been trying to push the tech industry to make it easier for consumers to listen to high-quality audio for almost a decade now. The duo’s hi-res music player Pono aimed to fix problems they said plagued MP3 players like the iPod and music software like iTunes — like compressed, lossy, and low-fidelity audio files that were not similar enough to their original recordings.But five years after the Pono was released, Young believes the tech indus...more

  • Apple's encryption controversy, Bezos's hacked phone, and Sonos stopping old product updates

    Jan 24 2020

    Stories from this week: Trump demands Apple unlock iPhones: ‘They have the keys to so many criminals and criminal minds’ How to FBI-proof your encrypted iPhone backups  Can Apple live up to Apple’s privacy ads? Apple rejects AG Barr’s claim that it didn’t assist with Pensacola shooting probe The FBI has asked Apple to unlock another shooter’s iPhone Senator asks Jeff Bezos for more information on Saudi-linked hack Saudi Arabian prince reportedly hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone with malicious WhatsApp ...more

  • Rep. David Cicilline on regulating big tech monopolies

    Jan 23 2020

    After a congressional hearing with executives from Sonos, Tile, Basecamp, and PopSockets, the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), speaks to The Verge’s Nilay Patel and Adi Robertson about leading an investigation into how big tech platforms like Google, Amazon, and Apple are affecting competition for other tech companies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • August's Yves Behar and Jason Johnson unlock the smart home

    Jan 23 2020

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel interviews Yves Behar and Jason Jason, co-founders of the smartlock company August about their new products, the state of the smart home, and making products that work in both European and American homes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su talks new Ryzen 4000 chips and out-performing Intel

    Jan 21 2020

    Editor-in-chief of The Verge Nilay Patel talks to CEO of AMD Dr Lisa Su at CES 2020 about AMD's new Ryzen laptop chips, the competition with Intel for consumer laptops, and if she is going to take on the high end of Nvidia's GPUs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Microsoft’s Edge Chromium launches, NBC reveals Peacock details, and our CES takeaways

    Jan 17 2020

    Stories this week: The Verge Awards at CES 2020: welcome to the land of the concept Eight big takeaways from CES 2020 These gaming PCs want to compete in the console wars Laptops were boring at CES, but there’s hope for the future The most important TVs of CES 2020 were finally for the masses Microsoft’s new Edge Chromium browser launches on Windows and macOS How to install extensions on Microsoft’s new Edge browser The browser wars are back, but it’s different this time Google is finally killin...more

  • Anna Wiener's Uncanny Valley

    Jan 16 2020

    Anna Wiener talks to Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel about her book Uncanny Valley, a memoir about her time in Silicon Valley working for startups when they were new and flashy. Wiener also discusses the shift in tone to the reality of what technology and connection do to us and our culture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • OnePlus' CEO Pete Lau doesn't think folding phones are good enough

    Jan 14 2020

    At CES 2020, The Verge's Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn sat down with OnePlus CEO Pete Lau in his first podcast appearance to talk about the OnePlus concept phone with a disappearing camera as well as his thoughts on newer technologies in the smartphone world, like 5G and folding phones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • CES 2020 roundtable: Concept cars, Quibi, foldables, and more

    Jan 10 2020

    Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Ashley Carman, and Sean O'Kane highlight the most important, weird, and surprising things The Verge saw at CES 2020.Stories from this episode: Sonos said what every smaller tech company was thinking: working with big tech sucks Amazon’s hardware boss responds to Sonos accusations of stolen technology Sony’s electric car is the best surprise of CES Byton’s 48-inch screen might not be as distracting as it looks Mercedes-Ben’s Avatar-themed concept car with scales Sony sur...more

  • CES 2020 Day 1: Sero rotating TV, Galaxy Chromebook, and a preview of the week

    Jan 07 2020

    Recorded live in Las Vegas, The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Ashley Carman discuss what has already been announced at the start of CES 2020 as well as what to expect throughout the week.Stories discussed in this episode: Amazon’s Fire TV soundbars will get Dolby Atmos, HDMI switching, and more later this year Samsung details its stunning bezel-less 8K TV Samsung’s new Sero TV can rotate vertically for your TikTok and Instagram videos LG unveils eight ‘Real 8K’ OLED and LCD TVs ahead of ...more

  • The lives of YouTube moderators, a new smart home standard, and the Xbox Series X announced

    Dec 20 2019

    Stories discussed this week: Google and YouTube moderators speak out on the work that’s … Big tech is finally working together to fix the smart home Z-Wave is making a huge change so it doesn’t get left behind in the smart home wars Ikea 2.0: inside the furniture giant’s big bet on the smart home ... This Apple Watch charger plugs directly into a USB-C port so you can carry fewer cords Xbox Series X: all the news about Microsoft’s next-gen game console Microsoft’s next Xbox is Xbox Series X, com...more

  • The toxic work environment at Away

    Dec 17 2019

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks Verge news reporter Zoe Schiffer about the concerning work conditions at luggage startup Away and the details from the Verge investigation.Further reading:Former Away employees describe a toxic work environmentAway replaces CEO Steph Korey after Verge investigationThe Away scandal is a moment of reckoning for SlackHere’s the leaked memo in which Away tells employees not to fave The Verge’s investigationAway’s new CEO was going to be second in command — unt...more

  • Apple's expensive Mac Pro, gadgets of the decade, and Twitter's project Bluesky

    Dec 13 2019

    Stories this week: Apple’s most expensive Mac Pro costs $52,599 Apple’s most expensive Pro Display XDR requires a special, Apple-made cloth to clean it You can now buy Apple's new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR … The Mac Pro's optional wheels cost $400 Logitech made a bespoke $200 magnetic 4K webcam for … Apple will reportedly release an iPhone without any ports in 2021 Lightroom finally adds direct photo import on iOS The Apple TV remote is so bad that a Swiss TV company developed a normal replace...more

  • FaZe Clan CEO talks growing pains, global expansion, and lawsuits

    Dec 10 2019

    Editor-in-chief of The Verge Nilay Patel and Verge reporter Julia Alexander sit down with CEO/Co-Owner of FaZe Clan Lee Trink. Lee talks how he runs a multifaceted company from working with talent to the dependence on platforms to selling apparel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Tesla Cybertruck first ride, Elon Musk's bad tweets trial, and Google's founders leaving

    Dec 06 2019

    2:00- Tesla Cybertruck first ride: inside Elon Musk’s electric pickup truck23:55 - Ford’s Mustang Mach-E is an electric SUV with up to 300 miles of range30:30 - No, e-bikes aren’t cheating37:03 - Elon Musk tries to explain Twitter in ‘pedo guy’ defamation case1:00:55 - Paul’s weekly segment “In the apocalypse, we don’t need space bars” 1:03:23 - Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin relinquish control of Alphabet to CEO Sundar Pichai1:19:05 - Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 flagship is her...more

  • How to fight lies, tricks, and chaos online

    Dec 03 2019

    Verge reporter Adi Robertson talks to Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel about how to spot lies, false information, and trolling online and how to handle it as a user on the internet. Adi just published a guide on The Verge that details a system for slowing down and thinking about information — whether that information is true, false, or something in between. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Pirate Radio » The PIRATE Act

    Nov 26 2019

    Congress is in the process of passing a non-partisan bill to increase support for enforcement against illegal pirate radio operations: Fines can now go as high as $2 million, and the FCC will fund “enforcement sweeps” in major radio markets. Does this target well-intentioned community radio, designed to speak to immigrant communities?Episode three of The Verge's Pirate Radio mini-series featuring Bijan Stephen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Pirate Radio » Dial up!

    Nov 22 2019

    How the Hmong diaspora uses the world's most boring technology to make something weird and wonderful.Episode two of The Verge's Pirate Radio mini-series featuring Mia Sato. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Pirate Radio » Outside the wire

    Nov 19 2019

    When the US entered Afghanistan, local DJs were hired to help with the war effort. And when the American military pulled out, they abandoned those voices, leaving many of them for dead.Episode 1 of The Verge's Pirate Radio mini-series featuring Chris Harland-Dunaway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Apple releases 16-inch Macbook Pro, Motorola announces a new Razr, and Disney+ launches

    Nov 15 2019

    This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul go through the products announced this week including Apple's 16-inch Macbook Pro and Motorola's new Razr foldable phone. Julia Alexander then joins the show to cover the initial launch of Disney+ and the ongoing streaming wars.Stories this week: The everything town in the middle of nowhere Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro is here, and it has a good keyboard A fully loaded 16-inch MacBook Pro costs $6,099 Apple’s new Mac Pro is shipping next month G...more

  • How America gave up on free markets with Thomas Philippon

    Nov 12 2019

    On this week’s Vergecast interview, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to finance professor and an economist at the NYU stern school of business Thomas Philippon. Thomas just wrote a book called The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets all about competition and consolidation in different markets.When Thomas moved to the United States from France in the 90s, he noticed everything from laptops to internet access was cheaper in America, but over time has gotten more and more exp...more

  • Microsoft Surface roundup: Surface Pro X, Surface Laptop 3, and their processors

    Nov 10 2019

    In a bonus episode of The Vergecast this week, Dieter Bohn hosts a Microsoft Surface roundup with deputy editor Dan Seifert and senior editor Tom Warren. The trio go through reviews of this years new product lineup and how they compare with their counterparts.Links: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15-inch review: it’s a bigger Surface Laptop Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5-inch review: have a normal one Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review: I wish this looked like a Surface Pro X Microsoft Surface Pro X re...more

  • Adobe Max 2019 announcements, AirPods Pro, and missed texts from Valentines Day

    Nov 08 2019

    This week on The Vergecast, everything that happened at Adobe Max 2019, reviews for the Microsoft Surface Pro X and AirPods Pro, and missed text messages from Valentines Day.Stories this week: Adobe Max 2019: all the top announcements Adobe’s Photoshop for the iPad is finally here, with more features to come  Adobe is developing Illustrator for the iPad, to be released 2020 Adobe Aero turns Photoshop layers into interactive AR experiences Adobe’s Fresco drawing app arrives on Windows Photoshop...more

  • What happened in the comments section of the FCC's net neutrality hearing?

    Nov 05 2019

    This week on The Vergecast, Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks with Jeremy Singer-Vine, the data editor for the BuzzFeed News investigative unit, about his story that was published recently regarding the fake comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s online net neutrality debate.If you haven’t read the piece, you should. The investigation details where all of the fake comments in the FCC’s net neutrality process came from, including dead people leaving comments and shady political...more

  • The future of photos with Google Pixel camera's product manager and Instagram's director of product

    Nov 01 2019

    Live at The Glass Room in San Francisco, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Ashley Carman are joined by Google Pixel camera product manager Isaac Reynolds and Instagram head of product Robby Stein to talk about how the photos we share influence the photos we take — and vice versa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Amber Baldet on what blockchain technology can do for us beyond cryptocurrency

    Oct 29 2019

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel interviews cryptocurrency expert Amber Baldet, co-founder of Clovyr and on the board of the Zcash foundation. Nilay and Amber discuss where cryptocurrencies on the blockchain are going, the potential of Facebook's Libra project, and how the blockchain can revive our trust in putting our data online. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Reviewing the Pixel 4, the calm before the streaming war, and a Foxconn Wisconsin update

    Oct 25 2019

    Stories discussed this week: Foxconn finally admits its empty Wisconsin ‘innovation centers’ aren’t being developed Foxconn’s giant glass dome in Wisconsin is back, baby Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL review: more than the sum of its sensors Google to update Pixel 4 face unlock with eye detection ‘in the coming months` The Pixel 4 is more like an iPhone than any other Android phone Google promises another Pixel 4 software update, this time for the screen’s refresh rate Google’s older Pixels won’t get t...more

  • Will the Sprint and T-Mobile merger create competition?

    Oct 22 2019

    This week for our interview series on The Vergecast, host and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to Gigi Sohn, a distinguished fellow at Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law and Policy. We’ve had Gigi on the show before to talk about the ramifications following the repeal of net neutrality.This time, we brought her back to talk about some recent developments in the tech policy world, including lawmakers in states like California introducing net neutrality bills.We also talk to Gigi...more

  • Pixel 4 hands-on and Mark Zuckerberg's speech on free speech

    Oct 18 2019

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

  • Google's Rick Osterloh shows off new Pixel and Nest hardware

    Oct 16 2019

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

  • Twitter's Kayvon Beykpour on product features Twitter is prioritizing

    Oct 15 2019

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

  • A deep dive into macOS Catalina, iPadOS, and the 2019 iPad

    Oct 11 2019

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

  • Logitech's CEO Bracken Darrell on going beyond hardware

    Oct 08 2019

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

  • Facebook's leaked audio, Microsoft's Surface event, and net neutrality's battle this week

    Oct 04 2019

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

  • Microsoft’s Panos Panay unfolds the Surface Duo

    Oct 03 2019

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

  • Inside Bill Gates' brain with Davis Guggenheim

    Oct 01 2019

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

  • Amazon's 80 new products, Oculus Connect, and Xiaomi’s Mi Mix Alpha

    Sep 27 2019

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

  • John Gruber and Nilay Patel compare their iPhone 11 reviews

    Sep 24 2019

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

  • Reviews for the iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Watch Series 5, and a new Facebook Portal

    Sep 20 2019

    Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max review: the battery life is realApple iPhone 11 review: the phone most people should buyiOS 13 is now available to downloadApple pushes up iOS 13.1 and iPadOS to September 24thiOS 13 review: join the dark sideApple Watch Series 5 review: the best smartwatchWhat can Google do to compete with the Apple Watch? Not muchAmazon Music rolls out a lossless streaming tierEverything we know about the Pixel 4, the most-leaked phone …Google announces October 15th hardware eve...more

  • Dani Deahl on how streaming and sampling is changing the music industry

    Sep 17 2019

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

  • Apple announces the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, Watch Series 5, and more

    Sep 13 2019

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

  • Can you build a company like Uber without being a jerk?

    Sep 09 2019

    On this week’ interview episode of The Vergecast, editor-in-chief of The Verge Nilay Patel sits down with New York Times reporter Mike Isaac. Isaac has been reporting on the ride-sharing company Uber for over five years now and just released a book all about Uber and the stories surrounding it called Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber.  Nilay and Mike talk about how Uber got to where it is today, Uber’s interactions with companies like Apple and Google, and whether or not you have to be a “jerk” ...more

  • Android 10 official release, IFA 2019 dispatch, and Facebook Dating launches

    Sep 06 2019

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

  • Sonos CEO Patrick Spence: "There's no category of audio that I don't think we want to explore"

    Sep 05 2019

    CEO of Sonos Patrick Spence sat down with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel for The Vergecast once again, this time immediately after a Sonos press event in New York City. Sonos had just announced a few new products, notably their first Bluetooth speaker — the Sonos Move — so Spence answered some questions about those new products, what it took to finally bring Bluetooth to a Sonos device, and if Apple’s Siri will be coming to their speakers.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm...more

  • iPhone event Sept 10th, Microsoft Surface event Oct 2nd, and the future of Siri

    Aug 30 2019

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

  • Former chief security officer of Facebook Alex Stamos

    Aug 27 2019

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

  • Galaxy Note 10 Plus review, Apple fall lineup rumors, and green bubble Giphys

    Aug 23 2019

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

  • Sen. Michael Bennet talks tech in the next election

    Aug 20 2019

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

  • Huawei announces HarmonyOS, Apple's bad battery week, and smart ovens turning on overnight

    Aug 16 2019

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

  • Exclusive: Matt Mullenweg and Automattic bought Tumblr. What’s next?

    Aug 14 2019

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

  • TechFreedom's Berin Szóka on bad tech policy

    Aug 13 2019

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

  • Samsung shows off Galaxy Note 10, Disney announces streaming bundle, and Apple's Siri recordings controversy

    Aug 09 2019

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

  • Being hopeful about the web with Paul Ford

    Aug 06 2019

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

  • Apple diversifying business, face unlock for Pixel 4, and a bill banning endless scrolling

    Aug 02 2019

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

  • Mark Cuban on why AI is the future and Facebook’s Libra isn’t

    Jul 30 2019

    Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban stops by to discuss his views on artificial intelligence, net neutrality, breaking up Big Tech, investment opportunities he’s excited about, and why he thinks Facebook’s Libra is dangerous.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Apple's Intel acquisition, the Galaxy Fold starts its comeback, and a $5 billion fine for Facebook

    Jul 26 2019

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

  • Why everyone hates Big Tech with Matt Yglesias of The Weeds

    Jul 22 2019

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

  • Big tech at Capitol Hill, Elon Musk's brain machine interface, and Macbook 2019 reviews

    Jul 19 2019

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

  • Everything is too hard to use, with Asurion CEO Tony Detter

    Jul 16 2019

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

  • Nintendo announces Switch Lite, Apple updates Macbooks, and a wild email from Foxconn

    Jul 12 2019

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

  • Net neutrality was repealed a year ago. Gigi Sohn explains what’s happened since

    Jul 09 2019

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

  • Mourning a robot with Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany of 'Why'd You Push That Button?'

    Jul 05 2019

    What happens when your robot friend dies? Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany of Why'd You Push That Button? explore the grieving community surrounding the short-lived social robot Jibo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Why big companies will never get content management right, with UCLA’s Sarah T Roberts

    Jul 02 2019

    Behind the screen: content moderation in the shadows of social media author Sarah T Roberts joins Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel to discuss the business and dark side of content moderation while pondering future solutions.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Jony Ive leaving Apple, iPadOS public beta, and Bill Gates’ greatest mistake

    Jun 28 2019

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

  • Kara Swisher on Silicon Valley’s lack of competition

    Jun 25 2019

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

  • Facebook announces Libra, Section 230 threatened, and RCS in the hands of Google

    Jun 21 2019

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

  • Death, fear, and anxiety at Facebook’s worst-performing content moderation site in North America

    Jun 19 2019

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

  • Facebook executives Adam Mosseri and Andrew Bosworth on splitting up Facebook, privacy and more

    Jun 18 2019

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

  • Introducing Nice Try! Utopian

    Jun 15 2019

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

  • Recapping Code Conference, Youtube’s CEO apologizes, and the Pixel 4 leaks

    Jun 14 2019

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

  • Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown on sustainable food systems and the science of protein

    Jun 11 2019

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

  • YouTube’s bad week: pedophiles, hate speech, and Steven Crowder

    Jun 07 2019

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

  • WWDC 2019, a new Mac Pro, and updates to the iPad

    Jun 07 2019

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

  • The ethics of AI with Google's AI lead Jeff Dean

    Jun 04 2019

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

  • Weird laptops of Computex, new Intel and AMD chips, and a WWDC preview

    May 31 2019

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

  • How technology is changing music with Switched on Pop’s Charlie Harding and Nate Sloan

    May 28 2019

    Switched on Pop hosts Charlie Harding and Nate Sloan join Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel to unpack how technology is changing the distribution, making, and sound of popular music.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • The T-Mobile and Sprint merger, Apple tweaks the Macbook keyboards, and Huawei vs. Trump

    May 24 2019

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

  • Huawei, 5G, and Robocalls with FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks

    May 21 2019

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

  • OnePlus 7 Pro review, the White House's censorship tool, and more streaming wars

    May 17 2019

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

  • The lawyer who won against Apple at the Supreme Court

    May 14 2019

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

  • Google I/O and the future of Android with Google SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer and Android Director Stephanie Cuthbertson

    May 09 2019

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

  • F8 and Facebook's future in privacy

    May 03 2019

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

  • Luminary and the podcast wars to come, with Nick Quah and Ashley Carman

    Apr 30 2019

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

  • WWDC leaks, Luminary’s launch troubles, and Galaxy Fold review

    Apr 26 2019

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

  • Aurora CEO Chris Urmson on what's next for self-driving cars

    Apr 23 2019

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

  • Samsung's Galaxy Fold phones are breaking

    Apr 19 2019

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

  • The electric scooter revolution with Lime co-founder Brad Bao

    Apr 16 2019

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

  • Foxxconn's empty innovation centers and a blackhole photo revealed

    Apr 11 2019

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

  • Jaron Lanier's ideas for the future

    Apr 09 2019

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

  • AirPods 2 review, AirPower gone, and all the things Google killed

    Apr 05 2019

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

  • Figuring out Apple's TV plans with Recode’s Peter Kafka

    Apr 02 2019

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

  • Apple unveils credit card, streaming plans, and more

    Mar 27 2019

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

  • The Age of Surveillance Capitalism with Shoshana Zuboff

    Mar 26 2019

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

  • Apple's new iPad mini and Google's Stadia gaming platform

    Mar 22 2019

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

  • The future of Facebook and democracy with Casey Newton and Alex Stamos

    Mar 19 2019

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

  • Introducing Switched on Pop

    Mar 18 2019

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

  • Galaxy S10E review and Spotify takes on Apple

    Mar 15 2019

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

  • Breaking up Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook

    Mar 12 2019

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

  • Facebook's privacy pivot and the streaming wars

    Mar 08 2019

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

  • Can Anchor be the Youtube for podcasts? And should they?

    Mar 05 2019

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

  • Mobile World Congress: How should your foldable phone fold?

    Mar 01 2019

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

  • Casey Newton on the secret life of Facebook moderators

    Feb 26 2019

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

  • The Samsung Galaxy Fold is here and so is the Galaxy S10

    Feb 22 2019

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

  • Foursquare is tracking you... responsibly

    Feb 19 2019

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

  • Amazon HQ2 cancelled and Apple's rumored March 25th event

    Feb 15 2019

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

  • Bill Gates on solving the world’s problems… and building a better toilet

    Feb 12 2019

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

  • 5G madness: why is Sprint suing AT&T?

    Feb 08 2019

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

  • Spotify’s big audio play, plus a Palm tiny phone review

    Feb 08 2019

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

  • Lina Khan on Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox

    Feb 05 2019

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

  • Apple goes to war with Facebook and Google

    Feb 01 2019

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

  • Fixing America’s internet, with Susan Crawford

    Jan 29 2019

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

  • More Galaxy S10 leaks and Sonos headphones

    Jan 25 2019

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

  • Pixel 3 Lite leaks, Apple releases new battery cases, and Samsung readies the S10

    Jan 18 2019

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

  • August CEO Jason Johnson on opening the smart home of the future

    Jan 15 2019

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

  • CES: Google vs. Alexa and the latest 5G delusion

    Jan 09 2019

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

  • CES: LG’s impressive rollable TV and Samsung’s iTunes integration

    Jan 08 2019

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

  • CES: Privacy and smart TVs with Vizio CTO Bill Baxter

    Jan 07 2019

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

  • Apple's iPhone problem and CES preview

    Jan 04 2019

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

  • GoPro CEO Nick Woodman on how to compete without competition

    Dec 18 2018

    GoPro CEO Nick Woodman joins The Verge's Nilay Patel and Sean O'Kane to discuss GoPro's recent launches, occupying a space with few competitors, and why it pulled out of the drone market. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • 334: Sundar Pichai testifies, Samsung A8, and Verizon's future

    Dec 13 2018

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

  • What Foxconn’s really doing in Wisconsin, with Reply All’s Sruthi Pinnamaneni

    Dec 11 2018

    Nilay Patel interviews Sruthi Pinnamaneni on The Vergecast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • 333: 5G phones, Juul, and Microsoft's move to Chromium

    Dec 07 2018

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

  • The history of online harassment before and after Gamergate with Caroline Sinders

    Dec 04 2018

    Cataloging online harassment before and after Gamergate with Caroline Sinders Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • 332: Pixel Slate, Google Fi, and Section 230

    Nov 30 2018

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

  • Silicon Valley’s Rep. Ro Khanna talks tech regulation

    Nov 27 2018

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

  • Amazon HQ2, Google Night Sight, and Facebook

    Nov 16 2018

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

  • President of StubHub Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

    Nov 13 2018

    Nilay Patel interviews President of StubHub Sukhinder Singh Cassidy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • 330: iPad Pro review, Macbook Air review, and Walt Mossberg

    Nov 08 2018

    Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn reviewed Apple’s new iPad Pro and MacBook Air, and discuss their take on this week’s show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Anker CEO Steven Yang is all in on USB-C

    Nov 06 2018

    Nilay interviews Steven Yang, Founder and CEO of Anker. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • 329: Macbook Air, iPad Pro, and Mac Mini

    Nov 02 2018

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

  • Ivy Ross (Google’s VP of hardware design) and Rishi Chandra (Google’s VP of home and Nest)

    Oct 30 2018

    Google's Ivy Ross and Rishi Chandra discuss the evolving and increasingly human design language of Google products, the future of devices like the Home Hub in a world that demands privacy, and — yes — the infamous Pixel 3 notch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • 328: iPhone XR review, Google Home Hub and Yoga Book C390

    Oct 26 2018

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

  • Julia Alexander says YouTube makes everything more extreme

    Oct 23 2018

    How YouTube makes everything more extreme Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • 327: Pixel 3 review, the new Palm phone, and Google antitrust violations

    Oct 19 2018

    Pixel 3 review, Google antitrust violations, and the new Palm phone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Scott Belsky brings Photoshop to the iPad

    Oct 15 2018

    Scott Belsky brings Photoshop to the iPad Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub

    Oct 11 2018

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

  • Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff wants to reduce neighborhood crime

    Oct 09 2018

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

  • 325: Chinese spy chips, Microsoft announcements, and Pixel 3 preview

    Oct 05 2018

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

  • Public Knowledge’s Meredith Rose explains the Music Modernization Act

    Oct 02 2018

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

  • 324: Instagram chaos, Photokina 2018, and Elon Musk gets sued

    Sep 28 2018

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

  • Google AMP’s Malte Ubl wants to make the mobile web better

    Sep 25 2018

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

  • iPhone XS review, Apple Watch 4 review, and Amazon's surprise hardware event

    Sep 21 2018

    This past week, Nilay reviewed the new iPhone XS and XS Max while Dieter reviewed the Apple Watch series 4. Paul, Dieter, and Nilay dedicate half the show to their review and whether it’s worth upgrading to the new model. Second half of the show, the crew tries to cover all of the insane amount of gadgets that Amazon announced this week, including a DVR for over-the-air channels. There’s a whole lot more in between that — like deputy editor Liz Lopatto’s “This week in Elon” segment — so listen t...more

  • Ford Autonomous Vehicles President and CEO Sherif Marakby

    Sep 18 2018

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

  • Apple iPhone XS event, iPhone XR, and Apple Watch Series 4

    Sep 13 2018

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

  • Anki CEO Boris Sofman

    Sep 11 2018

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

  • Apple event preview, social media hearings, and monopoly week

    Sep 07 2018

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

  • Tim Wu thinks it’s time to break up Facebook

    Sep 04 2018

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

  • IFA 2018, Apple event announced, and iPhone/Apple watch leaks

    Aug 31 2018

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

  • Microsoft’s president explains how Gab shutdown notice went from customer support to his desk

    Aug 28 2018

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

  • App Store chaos, ray tracing, and new Macbook Air rumors

    Aug 24 2018

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

  • This week in Twitter, Elon Musk, and batteries

    Aug 17 2018

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

  • Magic Leap, Galaxy Note 9, and Android Pie

    Aug 10 2018

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

  • Surface Go, Apple earnings, and HipChat memories

    Aug 03 2018

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

  • Macbook Pro review, Lenovo smart display review, and the Data Transfer Project

    Jul 27 2018

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

  • Google gets fined, Macbook Pro benchmarks, and Roku CEO Anthony Wood

    Jul 20 2018

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

  • Updated Macbook Pros, Microsoft Surface Go, and this week in Elon

    Jul 13 2018

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

  • macOS Mojave beta, Microsoft Surface USB-C dongle, and this week in Elon Musk

    Jun 29 2018

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

  • Recode's Kara Swisher, AT&T - Time Warner, and IGTV

    Jun 22 2018

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

  • Sonos CEO Patrick Spence, E3, and net neutrality ends

    Jun 15 2018

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

  • WWDC, Sonos Beam, and Microsoft buys Github

    Jun 08 2018

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

  • Code Conference, Pixel 3 rumors, and WWDC preview

    Jun 01 2018

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

  • Elon Musk, Red Hydrogen, and Zuckerberg in the EU

    May 25 2018

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

  • The Selfish Ledger, YouTube Premium, and One Plus 6

    May 18 2018

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

  • Bonus: Ctrl-Walt-Delete special edition - iMac 20th anniversary

    May 11 2018

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

  • Google I/O and Microsoft Build

    May 11 2018

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

  • Facebook’s F8, Oculus Go, and Apple earnings

    May 04 2018

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

  • New Gmail, Spectacles 2.0, and iPhone SE 2?

    Apr 27 2018

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

  • Chat for Android, Nintendo Labo, and Motorola (like a) G6

    Apr 20 2018

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

  • Zuckerberg testifies, Spotify hardware, and Huawei P20 Pro review

    Apr 13 2018

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

  • iPad review, Facebook drama, and Apple drama

    Apr 06 2018

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

  • New iPads, Microsoft reorg, and Europe's new privacy rule

    Mar 30 2018

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

  • Bonus: Casey Neistat full interview

    Mar 23 2018

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

  • Cambridge Analytica, Casey Neistat, and Apple's education event

    Mar 23 2018

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

  • Wixen vs Spotify, problems with Siri, and Breadbot

    Mar 16 2018

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

  • Galaxy S9 review, Android P, and Google tries to fix the web (live @ SXSW 2018)

    Mar 10 2018

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

  • Mobile World Congress 2018, Galaxy S9, and Vivo Apex concept phone

    Mar 02 2018

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

  • S9 leaks, Google Reply, and Twitter's war on bots

    Feb 23 2018

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

  • Waymo v Uber, another iOS bug, and AMP Stories

    Feb 16 2018

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

  • Homepod review, Intel's Vaunt smart glasses, and Falcon Heavy launch

    Feb 09 2018

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

  • The Boring Company flamethrower, Samsung foldable displays, and iOS12 reports

    Feb 02 2018

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

  • DJI Mavic Air, HomePod ships in February, and iOS11.3 preview

    Jan 26 2018

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

  • Nintendo Labo, Detroit Auto Show, and Facebook's transforming news feed

    Jan 19 2018

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

  • CES 2018: Robots, TVs, and virtual assistants

    Jan 12 2018

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

  • Meltdown and Spectre will kill us all

    Jan 05 2018

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

  • Magic Leap, iPhones slow down, and Microsoft removes Chrome installer from Windows Store

    Dec 22 2017

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

  • FCC kills net neutrality, the iMac Pro arrives, and T-Mobile buys Layer3 TV

    Dec 15 2017

    The Vergecast three-piece is back together, with Nilay leading the flagship podcast. The biggest news this week is something we’ve seen coming for a while: on Thursday, the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality rules. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul sit down to discuss the action and their viewpoints on what this means going forward for the internet. Also, the iMac Pro is now available to order and Dieter got to write about it. There’s quite a bit of talk about whether this computer is worth the price fo...more

  • ARM powered PCs, Google vs Amazon, and Messenger Kids

    Dec 08 2017

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

  • HQ, selfie authentication, and solar panels turning air into water

    Dec 01 2017

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

  • Net Neutrality 2017 Thanksgiving madness

    Nov 27 2017

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

  • Pixel Buds review, OnePlus 5T, and Surface Book 2

    Nov 17 2017

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

  • Pixel 2XL screen saturation update, an iOS11 bug, and Harmony Link hub services shut down

    Nov 10 2017

    There’s a lot of little tech news this week, and we’ve got the perfect podcast to sum it all up. This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter run through topics like Samsung’s ad that mocks the iPhone, the update to Pixel 2 XL screens, and Logitech shutting down Harmony Link hub services. Also, The Verge’s video series Next Level is back! Lauren Goode returns to talk about the season premiere, which deals with creating holographic videos, and how that can be used to preserve memories. T...more

  • iPhone X Review

    Nov 03 2017

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

  • Pixel 2 XL screen, Amazon Key, and iPhone X preorder

    Oct 27 2017

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

  • Pixel 2 review, KRACK, and Microsoft's Surface Book sequel

    Oct 20 2017

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

  • Oculus Go, Movies Anywhere, and Windows Phone died again

    Oct 13 2017

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

  • Pixel 2 first look, Pixel Buds, and Google Home Max

    Oct 06 2017

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

  • Echo Spot, Fire TV 4K, and Pixel 2 event preview

    Sep 29 2017

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

  • iPhone 8 review, Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE review, and Apple TV 4K review

    Sep 22 2017

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

  • Apple's iPhone X Event, Bodega, and Animoji

    Sep 15 2017

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

  • Apple event rumors, Galaxy Note 8 review, and Loren in zero gravity

    Sep 08 2017

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

  • IFA 2017, LG V30, and more smart speakers

    Sep 01 2017

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

  • Hands-on with the Note 8, Android Oreo, and Verizon's new unlimited data plans

    Aug 25 2017

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

  • Essential phone review, Charlottesville online, and Space Craft

    Aug 18 2017

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

  • Google memo, Surface PCs reliability, and fall phones preview

    Aug 11 2017

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

  • Tesla Model 3 first drive, iPhone leaks, and a bluetooth salt shaker

    Aug 04 2017

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

  • Bonus: Walt Mossberg remembers the iPod nano

    Jul 28 2017

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

  • iPod nano discontinued, Microsoft Paint's fate, and Foxconn's new factory

    Jul 28 2017

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

  • Bixby launches, Alexa on Android, and a new hyperloop

    Jul 21 2017

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

  • RIP Windows phone, net neutrality day of action, and Next Level

    Jul 14 2017

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

  • Echo Look, RED announces a phone, and new iPhone rumors

    Jul 07 2017

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

  • The iPhone turns 10, Petya ransomware and an iOS 11 preview

    Jun 30 2017

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

  • Uber’s CEO resigns, Tumblr’s fight for net neutrality, and Bixby first look

    Jun 23 2017

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

  • Panos Panay, E3 2017, and iPad Pro 10.5-inch

    Jun 16 2017

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

  • Bonus: Brian Merchant, author of The One Device

    Jun 15 2017

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

  • HomePod, WWDC 2017, and DJI Spark

    Jun 08 2017

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

  • Code Conference, Essential Phone, and Chromebook Pro

    Jun 02 2017

    This week’s Vergecast is recorded out of the studio. Nilay heads to the West Coast to reunite with Dieter, Lauren, and Casey at this year’s Code Conference. The gang discusses the speakers (in more than one way) at the event including Andy Rubin, Hillary Clinton, and Reed Hastings. They also chat a little about the news outside of the conference. Back in New York, Paul reports on gadget week with his weekly segment “Let me hug your robot heart.” There’s a whole lot more in between, so listen t...more

  • Gadget news, FCC's final proposal, and Vlad

    May 26 2017

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

  • Google I/O, Android O, and Assistant on the iPhone

    May 19 2017

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

  • Microsoft Build 2017, Echo Show, and a Cortana speaker

    May 12 2017

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

  • Microsoft Surface laptop, Samsung DeX, and Google Doc phishing

    May 05 2017

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

  • Net neutrality special edition

    Apr 28 2017

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

  • Facebook F8, Galaxy S8, and Juicero's fate

    Apr 21 2017

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

  • iPhone chips, Scorpio specs, and RIP NES Classic

    Apr 14 2017

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

  • Mac craziness, YouTube TV, and Project Scorpio

    Apr 07 2017

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

  • Galaxy S8 hands-on, FCC privacy rulings, and Ghost in the Shell

    Mar 31 2017

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

  • The RED iPhone, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and the new iPad

    Mar 24 2017

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

  • SXSW Films, Fasten, and Pandora Premium

    Mar 14 2017

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

  • SXSW Part 1, Facebook Messenger Day, and Sonos Playbase

    Mar 12 2017

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

  • Google Cloud Next Conference, Iron Fist, and Hot Tinder

    Mar 10 2017

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

  • Switch review, Galaxy S8 leaks, and iPhone with USB-C

    Mar 03 2017

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

  • Bonus: Vergecast at SXSW 2017

    Mar 02 2017

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  • The anniversary of Scissor Vodka, Nintendo Switch hands-on, and the secret behind the OP-1 processor

    Feb 24 2017

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

  • Planet of the Apps, Verizon unlimited, and Sonos audio

    Feb 17 2017

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

  • Android Wear 2.0, Google Smart Home, and Vizio gets caught

    Feb 10 2017

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

  • Snap Inc IPO, ARM processors in Macbooks, and Apple earnings

    Feb 03 2017

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

  • Samsung Galaxy S8, the politics of science, and the net neutrality debate reignited

    Jan 27 2017

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

  • FTC vs Qualcomm, Trump vs Apple, and Oculus vs ZeniMax

    Jan 20 2017

    This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, Ashley, and Dieter take on the topics in the tech world you may have missed out on this week. Trump spoke with Tim Cook about moving production of Apple products to the US; Qualcomm is being sued by the Federal Trade Commission; and both Palmer Luckey and Mark Zuckerberg take the stand in the Oculus trade secrets trial. That’s only the first half of the show, so keep listening for more on this week in tech. 3:07 - Trump / Apple 17:03 - FTC / Qualcomm 24:2...more

  • iPhone 10th anniversary, Nintendo Switch, and the HTC U Ultra

    Jan 13 2017

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

  • CES 2017 Day 3

    Jan 07 2017

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

  • CES 2017 Day 2

    Jan 06 2017

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

  • CES 2017 Day 1

    Jan 06 2017

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

  • Zuckerberg's smart home, Android Wear, and CES predictions

    Dec 23 2016

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

  • Super Mario Run, Uber's self-driving cars, and Apple's new TV app

    Dec 16 2016

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

  • Fitbit buys Pebble, Windows 10 on ARM, and gadgets aren't dead

    Dec 09 2016

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

  • Net neutrality, Final Fantasy, Gilmore Girls, and the Spectacles line

    Dec 02 2016

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

  • Fake news, Touchbar, and the Surface Studio

    Nov 18 2016

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

  • Daydream, Playstation Pro, Snapchat, and Instagram

    Nov 11 2016

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

  • Verge turns 5, Google Home, and Assistant

    Nov 04 2016

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

  • Macbook Pro, Surface Studio, and the events surrounding

    Oct 28 2016

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

  • Pixel, Nintendo Switch, and new MacBook Pros

    Oct 21 2016

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

  • Galaxy Note 7s don’t explode, they sizzle

    Oct 14 2016

    This week on Vergecast, we have the exclusive interview with our tech and transportation reporter Jordan Golson, who has been reporting nonstop on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle. Nilay, Lauren, and Paul welcome Jordan to the show to talk about the recent events regarding Samsung, as well as what it means for competitors and the tech ecosystem. 02:42 - Samsung recall 22:48 - Masterclass ad 27:07 - Google Pixel 36:44 - iOS10 37:12 - Samsung vs. Apple 50:15 - Graphicstock ad 51:24 - Ashle...more

  • Google event, Oculus event, and Playstation VR

    Oct 07 2016

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

  • SpaceX, colonizing Mars, and Snapchat spectacles

    Oct 02 2016

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

  • Siri, Sierra, Photokina, and Allo

    Sep 23 2016

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

  • AirPods, exploding batteries, and yeah Apple

    Sep 16 2016

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

  • Playstation 4 Pro, 4K, and for your entertainment

    Sep 09 2016

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

  • IFA, the Yoga Book, and looking ahead at the Apple event

    Sep 02 2016

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

  • Hack the planet

    Aug 26 2016

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

  • Unlimited data, Galaxy Note 7, and a merch store

    Aug 19 2016

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

  • Apple rumors, wireless headphones and No Man’s Sky

    Aug 12 2016

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

  • Amped on sparks

    Aug 05 2016

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

  • Two admirals, a coxswain, and a guy with a steering wheel

    Jul 29 2016

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

  • ARM, EFF, and SDCC

    Jul 22 2016

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

  • What is a monetization structure?

    Jul 15 2016

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

  • iOS 10, Sierra, and bookstore bathrooms

    Jul 08 2016

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

  • Secrets

    Jul 01 2016

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

  • Oh gadget, my gadget

    Jun 24 2016

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

  • Live from WWDC and E3

    Jun 17 2016

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

  • So much news this week and more to come next week

    Jun 10 2016

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

  • Live from Code Conference

    Jun 03 2016

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

  • Season 3

    May 27 2016

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

  • Emotional time zones

    May 06 2016

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

  • Introducing Circuit Breaker, Google hardware, and the next Apple Watch

    Apr 29 2016

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

  • Purple Macbook

    Apr 22 2016

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

  • Facebook in space

    Apr 15 2016

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

  • Reunion

    Apr 07 2016

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

  • Juice responsibly

    Apr 01 2016

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

  • Is kale more interesting than the iPhone SE?

    Mar 25 2016

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

  • Team Spherical

    Mar 18 2016

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

  • Walk of life

    Mar 11 2016

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

  • VR, Amazon Echo, and more VR

    Mar 04 2016

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

  • Cut the night

    Feb 26 2016

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

  • Encryption in the hype matrix

    Feb 19 2016

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

  • TLOP: The Love of Physics

    Feb 12 2016

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

  • Morning Computer

    Feb 05 2016

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

  • Brain gotta get there

    Jan 29 2016

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

  • Pain is Available at 6

    Jan 22 2016

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

  • Facist papa color

    Jan 15 2016

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

  • CES 2016 Day 4

    Jan 09 2016

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

  • CES 2016 Day 3

    Jan 08 2016

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

  • CES 2016 Day 2

    Jan 07 2016

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

  • CES 2016 Day 1

    Jan 05 2016

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

  • Star Wars: The spoilers unleashed

    Dec 18 2015

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

  • Alexa, play Vergecast

    Dec 11 2015

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

  • Fear the reaper

    Dec 04 2015

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

  • Tinder DJs

    Nov 20 2015

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

  • Swipe left for iPad

    Nov 13 2015

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

  • The state of Android, smartwatches and Twitter hearts

    Nov 06 2015

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

  • Apple TV, universal remotes, and the joy of dropping phones

    Oct 30 2015

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

  • The Hype Council is in session

    Oct 23 2015

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

  • Coterie of vapes

    Oct 16 2015

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

  • The perfect Swiss man

    Oct 09 2015

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

  • Soccer moms racing turbos

    Oct 02 2015

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

  • Ctrl-Walt-Delete: Nilay owes Walt $100

    Sep 25 2015

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

  • Pacific Time should be illegal

    Sep 25 2015

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

  • A threatening Greg

    Sep 18 2015

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

  • Peek, pop, whip, and nae nae

    Sep 11 2015

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

  • Hype's out for summer

    Jul 24 2015

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

  • Shoutout to grandmas

    Jul 17 2015

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

  • Uphill to Pluto both ways

    Jul 10 2015

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

  • Worldwide!

    Jul 02 2015

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

  • Puddle of burn

    Jun 26 2015

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

  • Hot swap your D-pad

    Jun 19 2015

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

  • Bad Millennial

    Jun 12 2015

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

  • What do you own?

    Jun 05 2015

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

  • Spoken like a true snake person

    May 29 2015

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

  • Lumber guitar licks

    May 22 2015

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

  • Air Bud 6

    May 15 2015

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

  • Why is Offline So Hard

    May 08 2015

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

  • Helmets Are the Future

    May 01 2015

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

  • Comcast, Time Warner, Google Fi, and Apple Watch

    Apr 24 2015

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

  • The Force Naps

    Apr 17 2015

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

  • I Don't Think Anyone is Great

    Apr 10 2015

    There is finally an actual Apple Watch in the studio, and Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Joanna Stern, and Sam Sheffer are on hand to look at it, talk about it, and force touch it. Also on the show are the new MacBook, Android Wear on iOS, and a genuine Motorola selfie stick. Join us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Netflix Bedtime

    Apr 03 2015

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

  • Good radio

    Mar 26 2015

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

  • Dutch Teens Who Solve Crimes

    Mar 20 2015

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

  • Sam from the Future

    Mar 13 2015

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

  • Bonus: Apple Watch and MacBook Event

    Mar 09 2015

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

  • Infinity Gigabytes and Infinity Buckets

    Mar 06 2015

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

  • Ikecheck

    Feb 27 2015

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

  • Vaping Alone with Wikipedia

    Feb 20 2015

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

  • I Will Putter in RadioShack

    Feb 13 2015

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

  • In the Tweet Mix

    Feb 06 2015

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

  • Dressed as a Pirate

    Jan 30 2015

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

  • Special Edition: The 2015 Sundance Film Festival

    Jan 27 2015

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

  • Business Hole

    Jan 23 2015

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

  • Heartbeat Trolling Everyone All the Time

    Jan 16 2015

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

  • The Verge YouTube Roundtable at CES

    Jan 10 2015

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

  • CES 2015, Day 3

    Jan 09 2015

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

  • CES 2015, Day 2

    Jan 08 2015

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

  • CES 2015, Day 1

    Jan 07 2015

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

  • CES 2015, Day 0

    Jan 06 2015

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

  • Texting for Drugs

    Dec 19 2014

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

  • Roomba with a Knife

    Dec 12 2014

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

  • You've Got to Be a Grownup When You're on the Internet

    Dec 05 2014

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

  • Stephen Elop, King of Thieves

    Nov 21 2014

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

  • Artisanal Hipster Vinyls

    Nov 14 2014

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

  • Hypecheck

    Nov 07 2014

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

  • I Have 23 Children

    Oct 30 2014

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

  • An Incorrect Oral History of Vaping

    Oct 24 2014

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

  • Apple's October 2014 Event

    Oct 17 2014

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

  • A Meter of Sweat

    Oct 10 2014

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

  • Milwaukee With Rich People

    Oct 03 2014

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

  • The Robot Nearly Killed Me

    Sep 26 2014

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

  • Diego is useless

    Sep 19 2014

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

  • Pardon me, is that Apple you're wearing?

    Sep 13 2014

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

  • Getting in touch with Android Wear

    Mar 21 2014

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

  • Finding your digital prophet

    Mar 14 2014

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

  • The man behind Bitcoin and the return of 'Shaq Fu'

    Mar 07 2014

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

  • Six degrees of 'Lawnmower Man'

    Feb 28 2014

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

  • Why Facebook acquired WhatsApp

    Feb 21 2014

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

  • Comcast and TWC, the Lumia Icon, and NSA protest

    Feb 14 2014

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

  • The red Nexus 5, Satya Nadella, and the odd success of Flappy Bird

    Feb 07 2014

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

  • Google's sale of Motorola, the iPod's decline, and Daft Punk helmets

    Jan 31 2014

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

  • Welcome to The Vergecast

    Jan 01 2014

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