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317: Magic Leap, Galaxy Note 9, and Android Pie
If you’ve been reading The Verge this week, then you know Samsung announced a few products. We got our hands on the Galaxy Note 9, the Galaxy Watch, and we even got to look at that Home speaker as well. That news is covered in a big chunk of The Vergecast this week, but there was also so much other stuff that happened.
Adi Robertson was able to travel down to Plantation, Florida, to check out Magic Leap’s creator edition headset. She sits down with Nilay, Paul, and Dieter to discuss her experience with the device and how it compares to the years of hype surrounding it.
And, of course, since another week went by on this planet, there is another week of Elon Musk news. Science editor Liz Lopatto graciously fills us in on the show.
Like I said, there’s a whole lot more — like Paul’s weekly segment SHAASUIVG — so if you listen to it all, you’ll get it all really.
1:14:48 - Paul’s weekly segment “SHAASUIVG”
|Aug 10, 2018|
316: Surface Go, Apple earnings, and HipChat memories
In the thrilling conclusion to our three part epic miniseries, "Apple doesn't make the laptops we want," Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss how nothing really even matters because Apple is a phone company worth $1 trillion.
Samsung, Amazon, and Tesla earnings are also discussed, along with Farhad Manjoo's "Frightful Five" thesis.
Then, in "The Bezel Wars," our hosts discuss the Surface Go, iPad rumors, and the Windows 10 S life Dieter has been living.
Paul's weekly segment about "Wireless Vapes" is as poignant as ever.
Ultimately, the final question is something like, "How many notches can you fit on the blockchain?"
02:19 - The race to $1 trillion
05:25 - Phones, not Macs
14:18 - Amazon's cloud power
24:53 - Dieter's Surface Go impressions
26:41 - Can you name ten Windows 10 S apps?
34:20 - #donglelife
44:35 - Two notches, max
46:31 - Pixel 3 leak
47:54 - Mergers and acquisitions
|Aug 03, 2018|
315: Macbook Pro review, Lenovo smart display review, and the Data Transfer Project
After a week of speculation on whether the new MacBook Pro was throttling performance under heat, Apple released a software fix to address the problem. Dieter’s review for the laptop (post software fix) published on Wednesday so Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss what happened with the product and how it performs.
Dieter also reviewed the new Lenovo Smart Display, so there's a chunk of the show dedicated to that device, which exceeded expectations.
And we’ve got another week of Elon Musk. Transportation reporter Andrew Hawkins gives us an update in what has been happening in the world of Tesla, SpaceX, and the various endeavors of the unpredictable billionaire.
We’re going strong with our weekly interviews, and this week we have Brian Willard from Google to discuss the Data Transfer Project — Google’s initiative designed to transfer data from one service to another without downloading and re-uploading.
We also can’t forget the segment Paul does every week called “What is it like to be a dolphin?” so keep listening for that.
But you know, we’ve got a whole lot more in between that — so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.
22:01 - This week in Elon Musk with Andrew Hawkins
26:53 - Lenovo Smart Display review
35:44 - Data Transfer Project with Brian Willard of Google
59:46 - Paul’s weekly segment “What is it like to be a dolphin?”
|Jul 27, 2018|
314: Google gets fined, Macbook Pro benchmarks, and Roku CEO Anthony Wood
We’ve got a super stuffed episode of The Vergecast this week.
First, the biggest news in tech right now is the European Commission’s ruling that Google has been unfairly using Android to push Google search on users, giving it an unfair advantage. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul sit down and discuss the implications.
In the second half of the show, Dieter discusses some of the new MacBook Pro benchmarks that claim the processors may throttle performance due to cooling issues.
Nilay got an exclusive interview with Roku CEO Anthony Wood, so we’ve included that in this episode as well.
Also, our culture coverage continues this week with another roundup by Megan Farokhmanesh and Bijan Stephen.
There’s even a whole lot more in between that — like Paul’s newly sponsored segment “Fold the phone” — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.
34:25 - This week in culture with Megan and Bijan
53:15 - Roku CEO Anthony Wood interview
1:17:33 - Paul’s weekly segment “Fold the phone”
|Jul 20, 2018|
313: Updated Macbook Pros, Microsoft Surface Go, and this week in Elon
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter discuss an Apple event they were invited to this week for Apple’s updated MacBook Pros. Along with Paul, they dive into how creatives are using these machines, and what these new specs are.
Another laptop announcement from this week is Microsoft’s Surface Go. The crew runs through their demo with the computer and discuss how it compares to the other Surface devices.
And continuing with our trend, we also have a new edition of “This week in Elon Musk,” hosted by science editor Liz Lopatto.
There’s a lot more in between that — like Paul’s newly sponsored segment “Hearrings” — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.
01:36 - 10 years of app store
33:09 - This week in Elon Musk with Liz Lopatto
57:24 - Paul’s weekly segment “Hearrings”
1:02:43 - Xbox One is getting Dolby Vision support
|Jul 13, 2018|
312: Mojave beta, Microsoft Surface USB-C dongle, and this week in Elon Musk
The Vergecast starts off this week in a traditional fashion with a talk about dongles — Microsoft’s $80 USB-C dongle to be exact. But there’s a whole bunch of little things that also happened this week that Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss. We’ve got Apple acknowledging the problem with its MacBook keyboards, Google demoing Duplex, and Apple releasing the Mojave public beta.
Also this week, we bring you two new rotating segments on the show. First we have transportation reporter Sean O’Kane with “This Week in Elon Musk” — a rundown of the news that happened this week in the Elon Musk canon. Second, culture reporters Megan Farokhmanesh and Bijan Stephen run though their favorite “Culture Headlines” on The Verge this week.
And of course we’ve got Paul’s weekly segment that he does every week, “Rhymes With What’s Poppin’,” so if you listen to the whole show, you’ve got a stew going.
53:41 - Paul’s weekly segment “Rhymes with whats poppin”
|Jun 29, 2018|
311: Kara Swisher, AT&T - Time Warner, and IGTV
Instagram announced on Wednesday a standalone app called IGTV, a place for watching long-form vertical video. Casey and Ashely — who went to Instagram’s event that announced the app — talk with Nilay, Dieter, and Paul about their initial feelings about the platform and predict how it will fit into the social mediasphere.
Also, Nilay Patel sits down with Kara Swisher to talk about the recent AT&T and Time Warner merger. Kara published a book in 2003 about the AOL and Time Warner merger There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere (the merger split off in 2009) so the two discuss the similarities and differences between the two mergers and what they can potentially mean when distribution companies own content.
There’s a whole lot more in between that — like Paul’s weekly segment (now up for sale) “Shaavoop” — so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.
35:51 - Kara Swisher talks AT&T - Time Warner merger
1:07:12 - Paul’s weekly segment “Shaavoop”
|Jun 22, 2018|
310: CEO Patrick Spence, E3, and net neutrality ends
In addition to our classic Nilay, Dieter, and Paul trio, we’ve added a few things this week.
To give you the best coverage of E3, culture editor Laura Hudson gives us a quick rundown of the news from the expo to start off the show
In the second half of the show, Nilay sits down with Sonos CEO Patrick Spence.
Don’t worry, there’s plenty of other classic Vergecast — some gadget talk, Paul’s weekly segment (you know, “How big is the Moon?”), and some deep dives into net neutrality, antitrust law, and Comcast’s $65 million bid on 21st Century Fox.
02:06 - Laura Hudson’s E3 roundup
25:01 - Interview with CEO of Sonos Patrick Spence
1:02:49 - Paul’s weekly segment “How big is the moon?”
1:17:47 - Net neutrality is dead — what now?
|Jun 15, 2018|
309: WWDC, Sonos Beam, and Microsoft buys Github
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference happened this week, and Nilay, Dieter, Jake, and Ashley are on top of it.
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.
55:05 - Paul’s weekly segment “Hey look at this thing I just found on theverge.com” by Jake
|Jun 08, 2018|
308: Code Conference, Pixel 3 rumors, and WWDC preview
The Vergecast is here once again to fulfill the weekly prophecy of illuminating tech news. This week, Dieter is at Recode’s Code Conference, but he still calls in to talk to Nilay, Natt, and Paul about what he saw and heard.
Also, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is next week, so the crew runs through what to expect.
There’s a whole lot in between that — like Paul’s weekly segment “Embarrassingly parallel,” rumors about the next Pixel phone, and some deep philosophy about whether a phone is a tool or an instrument — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.
00:41 - Code Conference 2018
37:41 - Paul’s weekly segment “Embarrassingly parallel”
|Jun 01, 2018|
|May 30, 2018|
307: Elon Musk, Red Hydrogen, and Zuckerberg in the EU
Are you driving somewhere for the holiday weekend? Here at _The Verge_ we'd like to encourage you to use a car that's wholly or at least primarily powered by dirty fossil fuels. On this week's episode of _The Vergecast_, Nilay, Natt, Casey, and Paul discuss how we're financially beholden to Big Car, and what to do about it now that Elon Musk has called us out on our bias.
We also got a chance to discuss Nilay's insane theory about Apple's dongle suppression campaign, Mark Zuckerberg's wacky trip to the EU, and spoke with unearned confidence about Dieter's hands-on with the Red Hydrogen One. Paul's weekly report on robots that do backflips is, of course, also something that happened.
01:50 - Elon Musk
27:54 - Red Hydrogen One hands-on
32:34 - RIP Essential?
36:37 - BlackBerry KEY2
41:19 - Dongle suppression EXPOSED
51:08 - GDPR is happening
55:54 - Mark Zuckerberg in the EU
1:03:51 - Casey shamelessly plugs Converge
1:06:35 - What’s happening in the rest of tech
|May 25, 2018|
Bonus: Converge with Casey Newton premiere episode
As you may have heard on The Vergecast, The Verge is launching a new podcast hosted by Vergecast regular Casey Newton. It's called Converge with Casey Newton and you can listen to it right here in the Vergecast feed.
If you like what you hear, go on and subscribe to the show wherever you get your podcasts.
|May 23, 2018|
306: The Selfish Ledger, YouTube Premium, and One Plus 6
The Vergecast trio comes together this week to discuss an internal Google video that was obtained by The Verge titled “the Selfish Ledger.” That topic takes up a good chunk of the show, but there’s a lot more after that.
Nilay, Paul, and Dieter jump into other Google-related topics, like what’s happening to YouTube Red, Google Duplex theories, and a list of gadget news.
They were able to fit in Paul’s weekly segment he does every week “Don’t block my chain,” so if you listen to it all, you’ll get it all.
19:02 - Apple Watch behavioral science
48:41 - Paul’s weekly segment “Don’t block my chain”
53:44 - The desktop belongs to Electron
1:01:38 - Uber CEO: our future won’t just be cars
|May 18, 2018|
Bonus: Ctrl-Walt-Delete special edition - iMac 20th anniversary
Ctrl-Walt-Delete returns for a special episode all about the iMac 20th anniversary. Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel reminisce on the introduction of Apple's iMac, and how it influenced the open web and computers going forward.
|May 11, 2018|
305: Google I/O and Microsoft Build
So much happened this week in the world of The Verge. Both Google and Microsoft hosted their annual developer conferences and announced a whole bunch of stuff, so Nilay, Paul, Natt, and Dieter gather to break it down and give you the highlights.
And this wouldn’t be an episode of The Vergecast without the segment Paul does every week, “Kick flip the kickstand script.” It’s a big one, so listen to the whole episode to get everything you need for this massive week in tech news.
03:45 - The selfishness of Google Duplex
21:09 - Android P
47:49 - Nadella’s Microsoft
56:51 - What is edge computing?
1:08:16 - Paul’s weekly segment “Kick flip the kickstand script”
|May 11, 2018|
304: Facebook’s F8, Oculus Go, and Apple earnings
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay returns to the show after welcoming a child! Dieter is out this week, so Nilay and Paul bring on Adi Robertson and Casey Newton to discuss what happened at Facebook’s F8 developer conference, the Oculus Go, and some earnings talk.
There are also a lot of new Instagram features. Is it slowly just becoming Facebook?
There’s a lot more in between that — like Paul’s weekly segment “Safety first!’ they said” — so if you listen through this whole episode, you’ll be all caught up on the tech news this week.
22:51 - Oculus Go review
46:14 - Paul’s weekly segment “Safety first!’ they said”
47:45 - Koss Porta Pro Wireless
|May 04, 2018|
303: new Gmail, Spectacles 2.0, and iPhone SE 2?
This week on The Vergecast, Dieter, Natt, and Paul are still without Nilay but there’s a whole lot to talk about.
Google made some changes with Gmail — which is now live, and Snap surprised us this week with their new edition of Spectacles — but what makes them different from the original model?
Also, there’s a whole bunch of Amazon news and rumors this week, including an Echo Dot for your child.
There’s even a whole lot more in between that — like the segment Paul does every week (say it with me) “I’ve carved this for you out of aluminum” — so listen if you listen to this whole episode of The Vergecast, you’ll be all up to date with the tech news of the week and won’t have to worry about much else the rest of your weekend.
43:41 - Paul’s weekly segment “I’ve carved this for you out of aluminum”
45:53 - Dieter essential phone feels
|Apr 27, 2018|
302: Chat for Android, Nintendo Labo, and Motorola (like a) G6
It was a slow week until Google decided to attempt another fix for Android messaging and Nintendo made the entire staff fall in love with cardboard. Nilay’s still on paternity leave, but Dieter and Paul are joined again by Technology Editor Natt Garun to explain it all.
We also jumped on the hot-button issues like the Russian ban of Telegram and how Alexa Skill Blueprints aren’t Turing complete. And, of course, Paul’s weekly segment “Ring-a-ding-ding” has all the insightful Bluetooth MIDI accessory commentary you crave.
1:20 - Chat for Android
20:48 - Telegram
29:22 - Nintendo Labo
37:41 - Amazon Skill Blueprints
41:09 - Motorola G6
43:44 - Paul’s Weekly Segment "Ring-a-ding-ding"
46:39 - New free Spotify
48:51 - RIP vaunt
|Apr 20, 2018|
301: Zuckerberg testifies, Spotify hardware, and Huawei P20 Pro review
After a week of Facebook-intensive news, The Vergecast is here to break it all down for you. Nilay is out this week, so Dieter and Paul welcome senior editor Natt Garun and Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton to the show to go over all the news.
Even though Mark Zuckerberg took up most of the site this week, there was a still a lot of other stuff happening. Spotify may be releasing some hardware products, we reviewed the Huawei P20 Pro, and the cast gets into some classic talk about the web.
There’s a whole lot more in between that — like Paul’s weekly segment “Record resolution revolution” — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.
43:00 - Apple’s RED iPhone 8
43:37 - Huawei P20 Pro review
49:15 - Paul’s weekly segment “Record resolution revolution”
51:34 - Web apps are only getting better
52:56 - This is the new Gmail design
|Apr 13, 2018|
300: iPad review, Facebook drama, and Apple drama
It is episode 300 of The Vergecast! To celebrate, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul start the show by explaining inside jokes that have been stamped into the show over the past few years. Don’t understand what Scissor Vodka is? Are you wondering why Bixby is a dog? Do you need to know why Paul says his name at the end of each episode? Well, we took the time to answer that.
There’s a lot more in between that — like Paul’s segment he does every week with the same name “Lonely Alone” — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.
03:14 - Joke explainer
31:16 - Apple iPad (2018) review
46:30 - Paul’s weekly segment compilation
49:38 - Paul’s weekly segment “Lonely Alone”
|Apr 06, 2018|
299: new iPads, Microsoft reorg, and Europe's new privacy rule
We’ve got a bunch of tech luminaries on The Vergecast this week to help us understand the week in tech news.
Nilay, Dieter, and Paul welcome Lauren Goode back to the show for her last week at The Verge to discuss the new iPads that Apple released this past Tuesday. Lauren and Dieter went to Chicago for the event, so they share their experience and insight on the new products and their relationship with the education field.
After that, the crew bring in senior reporter Russell Brandom to help us understand how Europe’s new privacy rule is reshaping the internet.
And finally, senior editor Tom Warren returns to the show to share his expertise with Microsoft and break down Microsoft’s announcement of the reorganization of their company.
There’s a whole lot more in between all of that — like Paul’s weekly segment “The little robot that could” — so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.
51:17 - Paul’s weekly segment “The little robot that could”
If you enjoyed this podcast and want to hear more audio from The Verge, well you’re in luck. Season 2 of Why’d You Push That Button hosted by Kaitlyn Tiffany and Ashley Carman is here! This week’s episode is about Facebook event invites. You can subscribe anywhere, including on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, and our RSS feed. And get caught up on season 1 if you missed out.
Also! You can check out Lauren Goode’s podcast Too Embarrassed to Ask.
|Mar 30, 2018|
Bonus: Casey Neistat full interview
Nilay talks one-on-one with Casey Neistat about a multitude of topics, including Beme, his view of YouTube, Twitch, and other platforms, sponsorship, and what he’s up to next. It’s exactly what you’d expect from Neistat, honest and direct.
If you already listened to the edited version on The Vergecast this week, skip to 11:50.
|Mar 23, 2018|
298: Cambridge Analytica, Casey Neistat, and Apple's education event
It’s loaded Vergecast this week. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter welcome back Silicon Valley editor Casey Newton to break down the Cambridge Analytica scandal at Facebook, after talking through predictions for next week’s Apple event.
But first, another Casey makes his debut on The Vergecast — Casey Neistat! Nilay talks one-on-one with Casey about a multitude of topics, including Beme, his view of YouTube, Twitch, and other platforms, sponsorship, and what he’s up to next. It’s exactly what you’d expect from Neistat, honest and direct.
20:56 - Casey Neistat interview
52:07 - Paul’s weekly segment “Swag for Me? Swag for you too”
|Mar 23, 2018|
297: Wixen vs Spotify, problems with Siri, and Breadbot
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul are back in New York City after being at SXSW last weekend. To kick off the show, they welcome back senior writer Sarah Jeong to explain a $1.6 billion lawsuit between Spotify and Wixen Publishing.
In the second half of the show, the trio discusses recent reports of the inner workings of Siri — including the history and how it stands today.
31:45 - What went wrong with Siri
47:38 - Paul’s weekly segment “Untitled”
|Mar 16, 2018|
296: Galaxy S9 review, Android P, and Google tries to fix the web (live @ SXSW 2018)
This week, The Vergecast is down in Austin, Texas for South by Southwest 2018 in front of a live audience. Nilay, Dieter, Casey, and Ashley run through the news and share their expertise about Google’s new plan to make the web faster, using Samsung’s Galaxy S9, and Android P for developer testing. If you wanted to see the show, sorry you missed it! But good news for you, I recorded it so you can listen to it whenever you want.
And here’s the articles discussed on the show this week:
17:16 - Samsung Galaxy S9 review
32: 57 - Paul’s weekly segment “Shoes — You’ve got em”
50:59 - Q&A
|Mar 10, 2018|
Bonus: Who owns a meme? from Why'd You Push That Button
Season 2 of The Verge's other Why'd You Push That Button is here!
The season opener is all about memes, which sounds both boring and scary and is neither. Listen here!
|Mar 06, 2018|
295: Mobile World Congress 2018, Galaxy S9, and Vivo Apex concept phone
The Vergecast trio is back and so is gadget news. Mobile World Congress was this week, and so much happened in the world of The Verge. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul have everything you need to know.
A few other things sprinkled in are the next Light Phone 2, Google Clips review, and a little bit of camera talk — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.
17:22 - Vivo’s Apex concept phone
48:54 - Paul’s weekly segment “Bounce shot’
52:40 - Google Clips review
If you enjoyed this podcast and want to hear more audio from The Verge, well you’re in luck. There’s a new show Why’d You Push That Button, hosted by Kaitlyn Tiffany and Ashley Carman, which you can subscribe to right now! Season 2 starts March 6th.
|Mar 02, 2018|
294: S9 leaks, Google Reply, and Twitter's war on bots
This week on The Vergecast, Dieter is on vacation, so Silicon Valley editor and host of an upcoming Verge podcast, Casey Newton, joins us. Nilay, Paul, and Casey run through the news of the week, including Samsung Galaxy S9 leaks, Twitter bots, and third-party keyboards.
Also, as a preview of Casey’s upcoming podcast Converge with Casey Newton, Casey takes over as the host of The Vergecast for a segment to beta test a new game for his podcast with Nilay and Paul as contestants.
We’ve got a whole lot more in between that — like Paul’s segment he does every week “Warm robot hugs” — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.
37:05 - Converge with Casey Newton beta
56:36 - Paul’s weekly segment “Warm robot hugs”
|Feb 23, 2018|
Bonus from Today, Explained: Black Panther Is the Most Important Movie of 2018
We're doing something special this week. Vox.com has a new daily news podcast called Today, Explained. We're going to put one episode in our feed -- take a listen, and subscribe if you like it.
"Black Panther" is the biggest movie in the world, but what makes this comic book adaptation more important than the nearly 20 Marvel movies that came before it? Today, Explained host Sean Rameswaram attends a "Black Panther"-themed engagement party and speaks to Evan Narcisse, writer of the "Rise of the Black Panther" comic books, to find out. (No spoilers!)
|Feb 22, 2018|
293: Waymo v Uber, another iOS bug, and AMP Stories
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul welcome senior writer Sarah Jeong to the show for the first time. Sarah was at the federal court in San Francisco for Waymo v. Uber trial and has been reporting on it for The Verge, so she lends us her expertise to explain what was going on between the two companies.
Also, Dieter explains why so much software is broken and also checks the pulse of the open web with this week’s tech headlines.
There’s a whole lot more in between that — like the segment Paul does every week “Fingers are round if you think about it” — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.
07:34 - The Uber-Waymo trial with Sarah Jeong
39:27 - Paul’s weekly segment “Fingers are round if you think about it”
57:36 - Caavo review
|Feb 16, 2018|
292: Homepod review, Intel's Vaunt smart glasses, and Falcon Heavy launch
A lot of things happened this week in the world of The Verge, and we have some first-hand experience to share.
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul, welcome science reporter Loren Grush back to the show to tell us what it was like to watch SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket launch in person, as well as meeting SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.
Also, Dieter got an exclusive look at Intel’s new smart glasses, and Nilay reviewed Apple’s HomePod, so they share their experiences with the technology and discuss what it means for the rest of the market.
There’s a lot more in between that — like Paul’s weekly segment “USB-C-crets” (I think that’s how you spell it) — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.
20:40 - Apple HomePod review
44:28 - SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch with Loren Grush
1:07:57 - Paul’s weekly segment “USB-C-crets”
|Feb 09, 2018|
291: The Boring Company flamethrower, Samsung foldable displays, and iOS12 reports
The Vergecast is here once again! Nilay, Paul, and Dieter run through the news that hit the site this week to fill you in case you missed it. We talk about the Boring Company’s flamethrower, some Samsung leaks and previews, a bit of 5G wireless network talk, and wow — now that I’m looking at it — a lot more topics.
Keep listening for a deep dive into what each member of The Vergecast thinks The Vergecast is, as well as Paul’s weekly segment that everyone knows the name of.
Happy Groundhog Day!
17:41 - The thesis of The Vergecast
40:26 - Paul’s weekly segment “Not my editor’s choice”
44:07 - Headphones talk
|Feb 02, 2018|
290: DJI Mavic Air, HomePod ships in February, and iOS11.3 preview
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul call Ben Popper — former business editor at The Verge who now works with DJI — to answer some questions about the new drone the company announced this week, the Mavic Air.
There is also a discussion about what’s happening at Apple this week. The HomePod was announced without some key features at launch in a few weeks. There’s also an update to iOS 11 that’s being publicly previewed on their website.
There’s a whole lot more in between that — like Paul’s weekly segment “A Kin for your wrist” — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.
Here are the articles discussed in this week’s episode:
02:45 - Apple previews iOS 11.3
27:54 - DJI Mavic Air with Ben Popper
54:10 - Paul’s weekly segment “A Kin for your wrist”
|Jan 26, 2018|
289: Nintendo Labo, Detroit Auto Show, and Facebook's transforming news feed
Nilay, Dieter, and Paul have returned from CES 2018 and are all together in the New York City office for this week’s Vergecast. As I was typing out the timestamps on here, I realized there’s a lot of news this week. So check it out! We’ve got highlights from the Detroit Auto Show, the changing algorithm of your Facebook News Feed, and the most gadgety gadget we’ve seen in a while, Nintendo Labo.
There’s a whole lot more discussed in between all of that — like Paul’s weekly segment “Win or Lose 2: the secret to winning” — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.
44:54 - Paul’s weekly segment “Win or Lose 2: the secret to winning”
|Jan 19, 2018|
CES 2018: Robots, TVs, and virtual assistants
The Verge crew is on our way back home after a week at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018. This week, we did a ton of reporting, a ton of videos, and four live Circuit Breaker shows, so we did not have a lot of time to sit down and tape a full-length Vergecast. But what we did do was collect a bunch of audio recorded throughout the show — including clips from Circuit Breaker Live — to give you an idea of what it’s like to be at CES, and what kinds of things we saw this year.
Enjoy, and we’ll see you next week.
00:44 - Day -1
03:14 - Day 0
24:54 - Day 1
45:30 - Day 2
1:05:02 - Day 3
|Jan 12, 2018|
288: Meltdown and Spectre will kill us all
CES is next week, and we'll get to it, but first we need to talk to security expert Russell Brandom to make sure we won't all be dead from CPU security vulnerabilities before then. Also, stay tuned for Paul Miller's excellent and enlightening sci-fi short story allegory for how Meltdown actually works. He did a great job.
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn, the world's foremost experts on what to expect from the world's most important technology tradeshow, make their CES predictions, and Paul does his weekly segment "Mustard, back off!" So wow, what a great episode. Sorry about the sad stuff where computers are fundamentally flawed and nothing is safe.
2:56 - Meltdown and Spectre
48:14 - CES preview
|Jan 05, 2018|
287: Magic Leap, iPhones slow down, and Microsoft removes Chrome installer from Windows Store
Hello! And happy holidays. This is the last Vergecast of 2017! But we go out with a bang (At least two computers broke down during this recording). The two big things that happened this week was the unveiling of the mysterious Magic Leap augmented reality goggles and Apple confirming they slow down older iPhones. So Nilay, Dieter, and Paul welcome senior reporter Adi Robertson back to the show, who has been reporting on Magic Leap for the past few years.
There’s a whole lot more in between that, like Paul’s weekly segment “Robots teach me how to breathe?” so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.
50:13 - Paul’s weekly segment “Robots teach me how to breathe?”
1:02:50 - Amazon Echo Spot review
|Dec 22, 2017|
286: FCC kills net neutrality, the iMac Pro arrives, and T-Mobile buys Layer3 TV
The Vergecast three-piece is back together, with Nilay leading the flagship podcast. The biggest news this week is something we’ve seen coming for a while: on Thursday, the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality rules. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul sit down to discuss the action and their viewpoints on what this means going forward for the internet.
Also, the iMac Pro is now available to order and Dieter got to write about it. There’s quite a bit of talk about whether this computer is worth the price for its power.
There’s a lot more in between that — like Paul’s weekly segment “The internet of claps” — so listen to the whole episode to get everything to need to know in the world of tech this week.
1:04:16 - Paul’s weekly segment “The internet of claps”
|Dec 15, 2017|
285: ARM powered PCs, Google vs Amazon, and Messenger Kids
This week, Dieter Bohn runs the show with Paul Miller and Natt Garun, and it's been a wild week of news. Amazon and Google are basically feuding right now: Google is pulling YouTube from the FireTV so the podcast trio ponders what this frightening predicament means for the streaming and the open web. Also, Microsoft launched some ARM-powered Windows 10 PCs, so you bet these tech luminaries are going to talk about it.
There’s lots more in between that, like Paul’s weekly segment (say it with me) “Color me surprised,” so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.
49:45 - Paul’s weekly segment “Color me surprised”
1:00:22 - Bitcoin hits $15,000
1:04:01 - CryptoKitties
|Dec 08, 2017|
284: HQ, selfie authentication, and solar panels turning air into water
Let get this out of the way: Nilay and Dieter are not on the show this week.
But really, we’ve got a great show hosted by Verge podcast professionals Lauren Goode and Casey Newton. Oh and Paul is still here, too!
So what are we talking about on the show today? Well, a lot. Lauren, Casey, and Paul analyze the news that was at the top of the site this week, including a glitch that left American Airlines without pilots during the week of Christmas; a rundown of the new trivia app HQ; and the reveal of the man who deactivated Trump’s Twitter account briefly a few weeks ago.
Also, Lauren gives us a closer look into the newest episode of her video series Next Level, which deals with solar panels that turn air into drinking water.
There’s a whole lot in between that, like Paul’s weekly segment “Whiskey pods? No.” So, listen to it all, and you know what? You’ll get it all.
17:35 - HQ
29:02 - Verge holiday book recommendations
38:53 - Next Level season 2 episode 3
52:07 - Paul’s weekly segment “Whiskey pods? No.”
1:04:50 - Is now a good time to buy a new phone / laptop / TV?
|Dec 01, 2017|
Bonus: Net Neutrality 2017 Thanksgiving madness
The FCC decided to bury the news about its plan to end the Net Neutrality rules in the middle of Thanksgiving week here in the US. But that won't stop Nilay, Paul, and Dieter from doing a Vergecast.
This was originally broadcasted live on YouTube on November 24th, 2017.
|Nov 27, 2017|
283: Pixel Buds review, OnePlus 5T, and Surface Book 2
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter run through a few things in the tech world that happened this week, like reviews for Google’s Pixel Buds and Microsoft’s Surface Book 2, and the announcement of the OnePlus 5T.
Also, Lauren Goode stops by the show to talk about season 2 of her video series Next Level, which takes a closer look at technology's impact on the human experience. This week’s episode featured DJI's Aeroscope technology that can track rogue drones.
There’s a lot more in between all of that — like Paul’s weekly segment “Robot dogs are people, too” — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.
02:50 - Microsoft Surface Book 2 review
13:12 - Google Pixel Buds review
25:40 - Next Level season 2 episode 2
47:54 - iPhone X: a few weeks later
1:05:15 - Paul’s weekly segment “Robot dogs are people, too”
|Nov 17, 2017|
282: Pixel 2XL screen saturation update, an iOS11 bug, and Harmony Link hub services shut down
There’s a lot of little tech news this week, and we’ve got the perfect podcast to sum it all up. This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter run through topics like Samsung’s ad that mocks the iPhone, the update to Pixel 2 XL screens, and Logitech shutting down Harmony Link hub services.
Also, The Verge’s video series Next Level is back! Lauren Goode returns to talk about the season premiere, which deals with creating holographic videos, and how that can be used to preserve memories.
There’s a whole lot more in between that — like obviously Paul’s weekly segment “One 2 Won (One)” — so listen to this whole show to get everything you need.
21:32 - Next Level S02 E01 with Lauren Goode
59:32 - Paul’s weekly segment “One 2 Won (One)”
|Nov 10, 2017|
281: iPhone X Review
The iPhone X is finally here. Nilay had the chance to review it, so, along with Paul, Ashley, and Dan, he discusses what it’s like to use the phone in the real world as well as what the process of reviewing it was like.
We also welcome Phil Esposito, The Verge’s lead video director, to the show for the first time to discuss the roller coaster that is working on the two videos we produced throughout the week.
There’s a whole lot in between that — like Paul’s weekly segment about a robot dog — so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.
03:22 - iPhone X first impressions
37:16 - Animoji
|Nov 03, 2017|
280: Pixel 2 XL screen, Amazon Key, and iPhone X preorder
Nilay, Dieter, and Paul run through the news this week on The Vergecast, with a lot of heavy sighs to go around. There's the Pixel 2 XL screen fiasco, Amazon's home camera invasion efforts with Amazon Key, and Amazon's oversized new Fire TV. Plus, Paul is back with his weekly segment about water pods. And more! Listen in and lament the current state of technology with your three best friends.
17:39 - Google Pixelbook review
37:22 - Amazon Echo (2nd gen) review
38:07 - Amazon Fire TV (2017) review
55:54 - Paul’s weekly segment “WATER PODS”
|Oct 27, 2017|
279: Pixel 2 review, KRACK, and Microsoft's Surface Book sequel
The reviews are in and everybody just loves the quality OLED component Google picked for the Pixel 2 XL. Really just can't stop talking about it. And talking? That's what the Vergecast is for. On this episode Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss the reviews of Google's new phones, and The Verge's security expert Russell Brandom drops by to explain KRACK and four-way handshakes. It's all the grit and off-axis color shifting of a Pentile display, in podcast form.
03:08 Dieter: Pixel 2 review
39:40 Paul’s Segment
46:45 Dieter: Surface Book 2
|Oct 20, 2017|
278: Oculus Go, Movies Anywhere, and Windows Phone died again
We’ve got a bloggy Vergecast today. In between review weeks, a few things popped up in the news that Nilay, Dieter, and Paul needed to talk about. Google is integrating video chat into a phone but still not text; you can now watch all the movies you’ve purchased online in one place; Apple is on a “hype cycle” talking about AR; and Windows Phone died again.
But that’s not all. There’s a whole lot in between that — like the segment Paul does every week, “You know Dan, the duck face is no longer cool” — so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.
07:28 - Android Messaging rant
32:21 - Apple hype cycle
49:59 - Windows Phone is dead
58:17 - Paul’s weekly segment “You know Dan, the duck face is no longer cool”
|Oct 13, 2017|
277: Pixel 2 first look, Pixel Buds, and Google Home Max
Another week, another tech event: on Wednesday, Google had its fall hardware event. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter try to fit everything they want to say into 90 minutes. Dieter had some exclusive looks at the products, and was able to talk to CEO Sundar Pichai and senior vice president of hardware Rick Osterloh, so the crew lets Dieter talk this week to get more of the details.
There’s a whole lot in between that — including everyone’s favorite segment “Micro is more mini than mini” — so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.
01:46 - Google event
13:12 - Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
29:02 - Google Buds
51:43 - Pixelbook
1:02:14 - Google Home Mini and Max
1:10:30 - Google Clips
1:26:18 - Paul’s weekly segment “Micro is more mini than mini”
|Oct 06, 2017|
276: Echo Spot, Fire TV 4K, and Pixel 2 event preview
Amazon announced a few more Echo devices this week, and The Vergecast is here to recap it all. Nilay, Dan, Dieter, and Paul discuss Amazon’s strategy with these new products, as well rumors of stuff that will be announced at Google’s event next week.
There’s a whole lot of stuff in between that — like Twitter’s new 280 character limit — so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.
41:16 - This week in TV stuff
52:33 - Paul’s weekly segment “Kitsch in the Kloud”
|Sep 29, 2017|
275: iPhone 8 review, Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE review, and Apple TV 4K review
Last week, we brought you The Vergecast live from San Francisco after the Apple event. This week, The Vergecast is back in NYC for Apple reviews week.
Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, Lauren Goode, and Dan Seifert go through the reviews, including the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE, and the 4K Apple TV.
There’s a lot more in between that — more leaks about the upcoming Google event! — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.
02:51 - iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review
1:00:26 - Apple TV 4K review
1:24:27 - Google leaks
1:27:19 - Paul’s weekly segment “DOG FOOD PODS”
|Sep 22, 2017|
274: Apple's iPhone X Event, Bodega, and Animoji
Recorded live in front of an audience in San Francisco after Apple's iPhone X event, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul welcome Lauren Goode and Casey Newton back to The Vergecast to run through everything announced at the new Steve Jobs theater in Apple Park.
The gang also takes questions from the audience.
If you weren't able to make it to the show, we've got the tape for you here.
02:11 - Apple park
07:54 - Apple TV 4K
12:32 - iPhone 8
17:52 - iPhone X
28:57 - "the notch"
38:38 - Apple Watch
48:41 - Paul's weekly segment "Is there a refrigerator in this thing?"
53:40 - Animoji
1:02:34 - The state of Apple
1:17:37 - Q & A
|Sep 15, 2017|
273: Apple event rumors, Galaxy Note 8 review, and Loren in zero gravity
We’re one week away from The Vergecast Live in San Francisco, so Nilay, Dieter, and Paul talk through the last-minute rumors about what to expect at Apple’s event on September 12th.
We also dedicate part of the show to the Galaxy Note 8, which was reviewed on the site this week.
And for the season finale of her video series Space Craft, Loren Grush stops by to tell us what it was like being in zero gravity on a parabolic plane.
There’s a lot more in between that, so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.
10:44 - Galaxy Note 8 review
31:09 - Space Craft episode 4 with Loren Grush
1:16:32 - Paul’s weekly segment “Untitled”
1:20:34 - lots of TV stuff
|Sep 08, 2017|
272: IFA 2017, LG V30, and more smart speakers
The Vergecast returns to the New York studio this week. Dieter, Nilay, and Paul run through what was announced so far at IFA 2017, including the LG V30, Sony Xperia XZ1, and lots of smart speakers.
Halfway through the show, Loren Grush makes a pit stop on her way to space to talk about episode 3 of her new video series Space Craft.
34:07 - Space Craft episode three with Loren Grush
1:08:56 - Paul’s weekly segment “Who will let me out of this yarn prison?”
Oh yeah, and Apple announced that its next event will be September 12th. So we announced we are doing a live Vergecast on September 13th in San Francisco! Join us!
|Sep 01, 2017|
271: Hands-on with the Note 8, Android Oreo, and Verizon's new unlimited data plans
This week on The Verge, Dieter was able to get his hands on the new Galaxy Note 8. So on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul go over the first impressions of Samsung’s latest product and what the pricing will mean for future smartphones.
Next up, Loren Grush returns to the show to talk about the second episode of Space Craft, as well as her experience seeing the eclipse this week in Nashville.
There’s a lot more in between, like Android Oreo’s name announcement, Verizon’s new unlimited data plans, and some new smart speakers on the horizon, so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.
02:43 - Note 8 specs and features
26:36 - How I outran clouds to get the perfect eclipse photo with Loren Grush
34:12 - Space Craft episode two with Loren Grush
1:09:38 - Paul’s weekly segment “YotaPhone 3; still Yota-ing”
|Aug 25, 2017|
270: Essential phone review, Charlottesville online, and Space Craft
On The Verge’s flagship / only podcast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul go through the weekly rundown of news that hit the site this week.
The show begins by addressing the accumulation of online hate as a result of the Charlottesville attack, and how it’s affecting the topics we cover.
Also, the Essential Phone is out today, and Dieter had the chance to review it. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss where phones like Essential are headed with this release and the other upcoming releases this fall.
We’ve got a new segment for you as well! Loren Grush, science reporter and friend of the show, steps into the studio to talk about her new video series Space Craft, where she finds out what it takes to be an astronaut in modern-day space programs.
There’s a whole lot in between, so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.
Here’s a list of stories we talked about on the show:
23:09 - Essential Phone review
43:25 - Headphone jack still missing
49:43 - Space Craft episode 1 with Loren Grush
1:09:30 - Paul’s weekly segment “You say surveillance, I say sousveillance”
1:11:52 - Eclipse toolkit
1:25:12 - Paul’s podcast “Why watch people play video games?”
If you enjoyed this podcast and want to hear more, let us know what you want to hear! We’re starting some new podcasts soon and want your feedback.
In the meantime, you might want to check out Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, and Too Embarrassed to Ask hosted by The Verge’s Lauren Goode! You can find them all in iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and anywhere you get your podcasts.
|Aug 18, 2017|
269: Google memo, Surface PCs reliablity, and fall phones preview
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Lauren, Dieter, and Paul begin by discussing the controversy over the Google engineer who was fired over writing a 10-page viral memo about diversity. The story illustrates a deeper problem in Silicon Valley, which Lauren has discussed in her podcast recently, so the cast talks about the science of the claims, the responsibly of Google, and what it means in the larger tech industry.
In the second half of the show, the crew runs through the latest leaks, releases, and controversies in the gadget world, including Paul’s segment he does every week, “FROYO PODS.”
58:14 - Paul’s weekly segment “FROYO PODS”
|Aug 11, 2017|
268: Tesla Model 3 first drive, iPhone leaks, and a bluetooth salt shaker
We are without Nilay Patel on The Vergecast this week, so Dieter Bohn and Paul Miller step up to host with some very special guests: transportation editor Tamara Warren, and tech editor Natt Garun. Tamara was one of the few people who got to test drive the Tesla Model 3 last week, so she brings her expertise to the show to talk about what she knows so far.
Also, some of the iPhone’s design and features got leaked out from code in the HomePod, so Natt Garun helps the crew break down all the information we’ve gleaned.
There’s a whole lot in between that — like Paul’s segment about the salt shaker Smalt — so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.
01:18 - Tesla Model 3 first drive
48:33 - Next Level final episode with Lauren Goode
1:10:56 - Paul’s weekly segment “Smalt you later”
|Aug 04, 2017|
Bonus: Walt Mossberg remembers the iPod nano
Apple announced this week that the iPod nano has been discontinued, taking down the website for both the shuffle and the nano today. Walt Mossberg - renowned tech reviewer, looks back on the iPod nano's origin with an anecdote about an interaction he had with Steve Jobs.
|Jul 28, 2017|
267: iPod nano discontinued, Microsoft Paint's fate, and Foxconn's new factory
The Vergecast summer 2017 continues! This week, The Verge launched Verge Guidebook, a new guide to show you what to buy, what you shouldn't, and how to use it all. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul start off the show discussing the new review system and how-tos coming to the site.
Then, there’s another set of obituaries this week: Apple nano, Adobe Flash, and Microsoft Paint. The crew pays their respects to the weird moments these products gave us.
Returning for episode 3 of her series Next Level, Lauren Goode stops by to give us behind-the-scenes info on the latest episode and what’s in store for episode 4.
There’s a whole lot of stuff in between, so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.
03:22 - Welcome to Verge Guidebook
39:02 - Next Level episode 3 with Lauren Goode
1:00:20 - Pixel 2 headphone jack
1:17:18 - Paul’s weekly segment “Meizu? Me, too”
|Jul 28, 2017|
266: Bixby launches, Alexa on Android, and a new hyperloop
Summer editions of The Vergecast continue as Nilay and Dieter welcome Ashley Carman and Jake Kastrenakes back to the show to discuss the news that hit the site this week. Elon Musk said he got “verbal” approval from The White House to build a hyperloop on the East Coast, Comcast is back at it again with statements on net neutrality, and we’ve got a few updates in the AI department.
Also, Lauren Goode updates us on the newest episode of her series Next Level once again! This week, she visited Dolby Labs to explore their experiments to track people’s emotional responses as they watch movies and TV.
There’s a lot more in between that, so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.
02:52 - Pacific Rim: Uprising’s teaser
20:27 - Next Level episode 2 with Lauren Goode
51:58 - Ashley’s weekly segment “Let’s talk about translucent gadgets”
|Jul 21, 2017|
265: RIP Windows phone, net neutrality day of action, and Next Level
Welcome back to another week of The Vergecast. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter sit down in the studio to bring you the news that hit our site this week. First off, the net neutrality day of action was on Wednesday, as was Nilay’s piece on the matter. The gang debate the issue in this net neutrality “season” of news.
Halfway through the show, senior tech editor Lauren Goode stops by to talk a little bit about her new video series Next Level, which shows the technology that’s being worked on at some of the world’s most innovative companies and research institutions. You can check out the first episode here.
Last, but not least, we have what you’ve been waiting for — phone news! We have a mini Verge mobile show to discuss the deaths and births of the mobile world recently.
There’s a whole lot in between that, so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.
35:47 - Next Level with Lauren Goode
54:25 - Death of Windows Phone
59:47 - The new Pixel XL
1:06:51 - Paul’s weekly segment “Mag me later”
1:10:31 - Alexa news
|Jul 14, 2017|
264: Echo Look, RED announces a phone, and new iPhone rumors
The week of Independence Day, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter get together in a classic format of The Vergecast to bring you the top tech news that hit the site this week. To name a few, we’ve got a review of the Echo Look, a new Android phone announced, and some breaking news in the middle of the show.
There’s a lot more in between that, so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.
41:08 - Ashley’s segment “Spotted”
51:24 - Paul’s weekly segment “TOOTHPASTE PODS”
|Jul 07, 2017|
263: The iPhone turns 10, Petya ransomware and an iOS 11 preview
Did you know it was the iPhone's 10th anniversary on Thursday? The Vergecast knows. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul talk about what the iPhone means to them, to the industry, and to the entire universe. With just a slight tangent to talk about Orbs for Kings.
Better yet, Nilay interviewed Verge reporter Russell Brandom about the Petya ransomware. It's a segment Russell calls "CyberTalk," but Nilay wants to call it "Brandom Security with Russell Brandom." Please vote in the comments.
1:00 - The iPhone turns 10
21:56 - iPhone or smartphones: which had the bigger impact?
31:50 - Petya ransomware in “Brandom Security with Russell Brandom” / “CyberTalk”
47:15 - Amazon Echo Show Review
55:31 - iOS 11 preview
66:00 - ARKit
72:30 - Paul’s weekly segment “Spin Safety”
74:50 - Galaxy Note 7 (Fandom Edition)
|Jun 30, 2017|
262: Uber’s CEO resigns, Tumblr’s fight for net neutrality, and Bixby first look
Here we go, another classic episode of The Vergecast. There were a lot of little things that happened this week, and we wanted to discuss them all, so Nilay, Dieter, and Paul go through their list of hits on the site.
Also, to continue our weekly summer interview series, Nilay sits down with culture reporter Kaitlyn Tiffany to talk about her recent piece on Tumblr’s relationship with the fight over net neutrality.
There’s so much in between all of this, so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all.
01:17 - OnePlus 5
27:48 - Verizon is killing Tumblr’s fight for net neutrality with Kaitlyn Tiffany
1:00:00 - Paul’s weekly segment “My Dinner with Andre”
|Jun 23, 2017|
261: Panos Panay, E3 2017, and iPad Pro 10.5-inch
Day two of The Vergecast this week! Yesterday, Nilay interviewed Brian Merchant, author of The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone. Today, we have another full episode with a lot going on. First off, E3 happened this week, and there’s a ton of news in the gaming world. Paul interviews culture reporter Megan Farokhmanesh (who is at the expo) live on tape to talk about what happened on the show floor, the press conferences, and the multitude of games that were shown. Next, Dieter and Nilay have a fun conversation with special guest Panos Panay from Microsoft to talk about Microsoft’s newest product, the Surface Laptop. And, of course, we have new reviews out this week! Along with the Surface Laptop, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the future of these new kinds of computers. There’s a whole mess of stuff in between that, so listen through it all, and you’ll get it all. 05:37 - Xbox One X 13:47 - E3 2017 with Megan Farokhmanesh 34:44 - Panos Panay interview 1:00:57 - 10.5-inch iPad Pro and Surface Laptop reviews 1:17:44 - Paul’s weekly segment “I C Seed; so much seeing”
|Jun 16, 2017|
Bonus: Brian Merchant, author of The One Device
We’re doing two episodes of The Vergecast this week — the usual one on Friday, and this very special edition with Brian Merchant, author of The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone. We ran a big excerpt of the book this week, and we got deep on talking about the book, where it came from, and Merchant’s feeling that we should know more about the technology products in our lives — and know more about the hundreds of people who make them, from the unsung engineers at tech companies to the extremely unsung miners who dig the raw materials out of the ground. And, of course, we talk about the quotes from Tony Fadell and Bill Bilbrey in the excerpt we just published, in which Fadell tells a story about Phil Schiller arguing the iPhone should have a hardware keyboard. Schiller has said the story isn’t true, and Fadell has tried to walk it back as well. “So I wasn't in the room at Apple 10, 15 years ago when this would have happened,” says Merchant, who has the exchange on tape. “But this is a quote verbatim as Tony Fadell who was in the room told it to me. He told me this quote in such detail and he gave such a vivid account and I had no reason to believe it was untrue.” Merchant says the controversy has “blown him away.” “It certainly wasn't intended to make Phil Schiller look dumb. It was an opposing viewpoint... I think that it's totally fine to be a dissenting voice and want to contextualize this emergent technology and even be opposed to it. Why would you not have someone in the room who is forcing people to think critically about this potentiality?” There’s a lot more on the podcast, including a deep dive into the early research projects at Apple exploring touch interfaces.
|Jun 15, 2017|
260: HomePod, WWDC 2017, and DJI Spark
This week, it’s Apple’s turn to take over The Vergecast. Dieter and Jake have just come back from WWDC while Nilay and Paul watched from afar so the gang has a lot to talk about with the new products announced. We also have Ben Popper stop by the show to talk about DJI’s newest drone, the Spark. There’s a whole lot more in between that so listen to it all you get it all. 04:56 - Apple announces HomePod speaker to take on Sonos 32:14 - DJI Spark review with Ben Popper 47:22 - Apple announces new 10.5-inch iPad Pro 1:02:51 - Apple is launching an iOS ‘ARKit’ for augmented reality apps 1:06:05 - iMac Pro introduced / macOS High Sierra 1:18:37 - watchOS 4 brings new Siri watchface, fitness coaching, and a new app-browsing UI 1:21:32 - Paul’s weekly segment “Gates-all-around, all around”
|Jun 08, 2017|
259: Code Conference, Essential Phone, and Chromebook Pro
This week’s Vergecast is recorded out of the studio. Nilay heads to the West Coast to reunite with Dieter, Lauren, and Casey at this year’s Code Conference. The gang discusses the speakers (in more than one way) at the event including Andy Rubin, Hillary Clinton, and Reed Hastings. They also chat a little about the news outside of the conference. Back in New York, Paul reports on gadget week with his weekly segment “Let me hug your robot heart.” There’s a whole lot more in between, so listen to get it all! 01:29 - The case for editing tweets 06:01 - The Essential Phone: a first look at the hardware 30:11 - Paul’s weekly segment “Let me hug your robot heart” 32:49 - Netflix CEO says net neutrality is ‘not our primary battle’ 42:41 - Clinton says the Russians had to be ‘guided by Americans’ in how they weaponized information 55:37 - Don’t buy the Chromebook Pro until Google fixes a critical bug 59:11 - Verizon says the Droid brand isn’t dead, but it sure looks like it 1:01:30 - Microsoft's new Skype redesign is a radical change that looks like Snapchat 1:04:55 - Samsung's Bixby voice assistant is reportedly still weeks away from US launch 1:07:11 - Apple’s ‘Siri speaker’ reportedly enters manufacturing as announcement nears
|Jun 02, 2017|
258: Gadget news, FCC's final proposal, and Vlad
Here’s The Vergecast. This week, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul plow through a week of news starting with (no surprise) the FCC’s ongoing mission to destroy net neutrality. This was also a week full of new gadgets — from the new Microsoft Surface Pro, to the Jamboard, to a $9,000 laptop, we walk you through the things we saw and reviewed in the Circuit Breaker world. Also, even though we filled our time, we added a bonus segment in between it all: Vlad Savov, a fan favorite of the show, stops by and quickly breaks down what is on his mind and what gadgets have piqued his interests. There’s a whole bunch of other stuff discussed on the show, (sorry, this show is an hour and a half), so listen through it all for more. 03:27 - Breaking down the FCC’s proposal to destroy net neutrality 32:36 - Inside the mind of Vlad 49:38 - And now, a brief definition of the web 51:03 - Microsoft's new Surface Pro has 13.5 hours of battery life and LTE option 56:22 - Microsoft has created a Surface USB-C dongle for “people who love dongles” 1:00:12 - DJI's $499 Spark is the company's cheapest and tiniest drone yet 1:04:43 - Google made a $5,000 whiteboard — and it’s weirdly fun 1:06:14 - Samsung responds to complaints about HDMI switching, will offer a firmware update 1:10:57 - How Anker is beating Apple and Samsung at their own accessory game 1:11:54 - Acer Predator 21 X review 1:14:14 - Paul’s weekly segment “Vroom Vroom goes the car” 1:17:00 - TV lightning round
|May 26, 2017|
257: Google I/O, Android O, and Assistant on the iPhone
Fresh out of my export folder is a brand new episode of The Vergecast. This week, because of the business that is Google I/O, we recorded our episode Friday morning. This resulted in Nilay’s attempt to bring a morning show vibe to episode 257, despite Dieter, Adi, Natt, and Paul’s (and my) disapproval of sound effects. There was a lot to discuss thanks to Google’s developer conference, so here it is! Enjoy! 06:43 - Google is finally replacing its bad emoji blobs in Android O 13:59 - Google Assistant is on the iPhone now 24:41 - Google wants the Assistant to be everywhere — but first it needs to conquer the iPhone 31:46 - Android O 37:40 - Google is adding Kotlin as an official programming language for Android development 45:37 - Google AR / VR 1:01:25 - Ford update brings Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to its 2016 fleet 1:06:50 - New Surface Pro leak confirms Microsoft's hatred for USB-C 1:07:28 - AMD is bringing its new Ryzen processors to laptops later this year 1:08:15 - FCC votes to begin overturning net neutrality
|May 19, 2017|
256: Microsoft Build 2017, Echo Show, and a Cortana speaker
Welcome back. This week’s episode of The Vergecast comes after Microsoft Build 2017, so Nilay and Dieter bring in Ashley Carman and first-time guest Chaim Gartenberg, two of our great Circuit Breaker reporters, to fill us in on what happened. The cast also discusses Amazon’s newest addition to the Echo lineup, the Echo Show, and what’s happening with these voice assistant products. There’s a lot more in the show, so listen to it all to get all the scoops. 01:38 - Microsoft Build 2017 20:38 - Windows Store news 22:57 - 10 S — lockdown 29:25 - Microsoft’s Story Remix app is Windows Movie Maker on steroids 24:17 - Harman Kardon teases its Cortana-powered speaker 37:13 - Amazon officially unveils touchscreen Echo Show 55:12 - Ashley’s weekly segment “Echo Gadget”
|May 12, 2017|
255: Microsoft Surface laptop, Samsung DeX, and Google Doc phishing
This week Microsoft unveiled its new laptops in New York City, and Verge senior editor Tom Warren flew in from London to check it out. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter invite Tom to the show to discuss the new products from Microsoft and the various other news that popped up on the site this week, including Samsung’s new docking station, Apple’s earnings, and the Google Doc you should not have clicked. Will Dieter’s AirPods last throughout the show? Listen to find out. 01:26 - Microsoft Surface Laptop event 36:16 - The Google Docs spam attacks played off Google’s most fundamental weakness 47:33 - Samsung DeX review: the closest thing we have to using our phones as PCs 1:00:04 - Paul’s weekly segment “Four Fours” (previously known as 4444) 1:06:46 - Apple’s earnings show modest growth, but iPhone sales are flat
|May 05, 2017|
254: Net neutrality special edition
We’ve got a special edition episode of The Vergecast for you this week. On Thursday, the FCC put out a draft proposal for reversing the net neutrality order of 2015. The Verge has been following FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s actions in restoring “Internet Freedom” and how it will affect the internet for all of us. Nilay Patel invites news editor Jake Kastrenakes on the show, who has been reporting on this for the past few months, as well as senior reporter Adi Robertson, who reported on the FCC’s net neutrality rules back when this was a problem in 2014. The trio talk about the past, present, and future of the open internet and the FCC’s actions disrupting it. If you’re out of the loop or just need more information on this topic, now is the time to listen!
|Apr 28, 2017|
253: Facebook F8, Galaxy S8, and Juicero's fate
Here we are! Another episode of The Vergecast. It’s been a busy week, which means lots for Nilay, Ashley, Dan, and Paul to talk about on the show. Facebook’s F8 developer conference took place this week so there’s lots of weird updates with AR, social VR, and mind reading. "It's two sci-fis at once," Paul says. And of course, the Galaxy S8 has been reviewed! Dan gives us his first-hand impressions, what his favorite features are, and whether he prefers it over the iPhone and the Pixel. And wow there’s a whole bunch of other stuff we talked about so listen through it all to keep feeding your brain 01:37 - Juicero offering refunds to all customers after people realize $400 juicer is totally unnecessary 06:34 - Samsung Galaxy S8 review: ahead of the curve 29:25 - Facebook F8 conference 2017 54:23 - Paul’s weekly segment “One day, not so far away, it may be possible for me to think in Mandarin and for you to feel instantly in Spanish” 55:39 - Plastc swiped $9 million from backers and just completely vanished 59:35 - Nintendo is reportedly planning to launch a miniature SNES before Christmas 1:00:17 - Intel's next-generation SSD technology is finally ready and it's really, really fast 1:00:51 - Slack is adding AIM-style custom status messages
|Apr 21, 2017|
252: iPhone chips, Scorpio specs, and RIP NES Classic
This week on Vergecast, Chris Plante is in town! Nilay, Dieter, and Paul bring him in to discuss a few things that confused us all throughout the week — Apple and Qualcomm suing each other, how the FCC may kill net neutrality, and Nintendo discontinuing the NES Classic. There’s a lot more in between all that so take a listen, give us a review, and enjoy your weekend. 01:50 - The FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality will also kill internet privacy 16:59 - Qualcomm sues Apple for hobbling its iPhone chips to make Intel look better 33:12 - Microsoft reveals its final Xbox Project Scorpio specs 52:00 - Nintendo doesn’t want your money — it wants your soul 1:00:03 - Paul’s weekly segment “Guess who’s got a birthday coming up?”
|Apr 14, 2017|
251: Mac craziness, YouTube TV, and Project Scorpio
Hey! The Verge has brought you another episode of The Vergecast. This week we’ve got Nilay, Paul, Ashley, and Dieter talkin’ the tech talk to y’all: more specifically the future of Mac computers, Youtube TV, and the newest Android phones on the market. As always, Paul and Ashley share their gadget of the week, and Nilay makes fun of Dieter for wearing AirPods. Listen to the whole show for more. 02:50 - Apple working on “completely rethought” Mac Pro and pro display 28:30 - Paul’s weekly segment “Here’s a new phone!” 29:09 - Ashley’s weekly segment “Huh, this looks a lot like a beehive” 31:15 - YouTube TV 42:30 - HTC U Ultra, LG G6, and other Android phones 52:54 - Project Scorpio
|Apr 07, 2017|
250: Galaxy S8 hands-on, FCC privacy rulings, and Ghost in the Shell
Welcome back! We have a great show for you today. No really! If you listen to this podcast, you know Samsung announced the Galaxy S8 this week, so Nilay and Dieter bring in senior editor and friend of the show Dan Seifert; who recently took a trip to South Korea to tour Samsung’s headquarters. Second half of the show, news editor Jake Kastrenakes joins to discuss his coverage of the FCC and privacy ruling in Congress. There’s even more! Megan Farokhmanesh is here to enlighten the crew on the culture side of site; Persona 5 and Ghost in the Shell. Theres a bunch of little topics sprinkled in between this focused episode, so listen through to find them all. 00:43 - Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S8 17:46 - Samsung’s Bixby assistant 33:13 - Persona 5 review 42:16 - Ghost in the Shell review 50:23 - FCC reporting
|Mar 31, 2017|
249: The RED iPhone, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and the new iPad
The Vergecast returns to New York! Nilay, Dieter, Natt, and Megan are here to update you with the news of the week. Apple has a new iPhone... kinda! And a new iPad... kinda! Natt got a look at the Android O developer preview, and Megan played Mass Effect: Andromeda. There’s a lot of stuff in between that so listen! 01:40 - Apple’s new products 05:04 - Apple replaces iPad Air 2 with cheaper 9.7-inch iPad 10:38 - Apple bought the best utility app for the iPhone, Workflow 16:52 - Apple’s new Clips app makes social videos for other social networks 21:43 - Android O brings fun customizations that set the stage for bigger changes 30:15 - Android / Chrome tablets 34:33 - Megan’s Kulture Korner 48:33 - Natt’s weekly segment “Did you know hoverboards were still a thing?” 51:32 - Samsung S8 / DeX
|Mar 24, 2017|
248: SXSW Films, Fasten, and Pandora Premium
On Sunday, Nilay and Dieter brought The Vergecast to Austin, TX for South by Southwest 2017 and streamed it live on Facebook. Today we did it again! This time, we welcome culture reporter Megan Farokhmanesh and senior editor Chris Plante on to talk about what happened so far in the culture world at SXSW, most notably the film festival. Also, with addition to more tech news that’s happened since Sunday, we open the floor for questions from the audience. 01:58 - Atomic Blonde is a good movie improved by an exceptional soundtrack 04:54 - The new Pennywise terrified the young cast of Stephen King’s IT reboot 14:54 - A short film gets to the heart of being targeted by an internet mob 25:14 - Paul’s weekly segment “Stronger Together” 28:07 - Sure, slap an Android touchscreen on some headphones. Why not? 29:33 - Fasten / Ride Austin 35:10 - Tag Heuer and Intel are making another $1,600 Android Wear smartwatch 39:36 - Pandora Premium 45:47 - audience Q&A
|Mar 14, 2017|
247: SXSW Part 1, Facebook Messenger Day, and Sonos Playbase
As you may have heard, The Vergecast is live this week at South by Southwest! We have one episode down and another one to go on Tuesday. On this special episode, Nilay and Dieter welcome Lauren Goode and Casey Newton on to talk the news outside of SXSW; in the tech world. And the show wouldn’t be complete without the weekly gadget segment, so Paul — relaxing at home in New York — sent the gang a letter to keep the tradition alive. You can listen here, or watch the video on The Verge Facebook page. 03:55 - Google and Levi’s connected smart jacket will come out this fall and costs around $350 06:59 - Uptime is a goofy video sharing app from Google’s Area 120 startup incubator 09:13 - Facebook Messenger Day 19:52 - The Sonos Playbase is a $700 speaker that sits under your TV 26:19 - FCC’s walk back of ISP privacy rules 36:27 - Anchor is like Snapchat stories for audio, and it’s delightful 38:56 - Paul’s weekly segment “Friendship is like a Keurig” 41:39 - Latest Samsung Galaxy S8 leak gives us a close look at button changes 45:20 - LG G6 and the mobile/desktop dream 53:49 - Twitch replaced its homepage with a Twitter clone for gamers Tune in Tuesday at 1:30 ET/12:30 CT/10:30 PT for another live episode!
|Mar 12, 2017|
246: Google Cloud Next Conference, Iron Fist, and Hot Tinder
On this special episode of The Vergecast, the ladies of The Verge take over the show. Did you know that nearly half of the team is female? Seriously, we’re probably two women away from a 50 / 50 split, but you’d never know that if you only listened to The Vergecast! That’s why, in honor of International Women’s Day this week (and Women’s History Month all month!), we have Megan Farokhmanesh, Adi Robertson, Natt Garun, and Ashley Carman in the studio talking about Google’s big and enterprise-y week, Iron Fist, and the exclusive, invite-only version of Tinder for mega-hotties. Whatever that last thing is. Culture reporter Kaitlyn Tiffany also joins in to tell us her account of the Women’s Day strike. 00:49 - International Women’s Day 10:49 - Google's giant 4K digital whiteboard, Jamboard, will cost $4,999 13:55 - Google’s Gboard will now translate text into another language as you type 15:32 - Google confirms small number of Pixel phones have broken microphones 17:35 - Google Hangouts is getting a major overhaul to take on Slack 21:39 - Google can now recognize objects in videos using machine learning 23:55 - Iron Fist isn't just racially uncomfortable, it's also a boring show 28:45 - There’s a secret version of Tinder for hot people and you can’t use it 36:31 - Ashley’s weekly segment “Yo, when will I be able to afford this phone case?” 39:32 - The CIA is hacking Samsung Smart TVs, according to WikiLeaks docs
|Mar 10, 2017|
245: Switch review, Galaxy S8 leaks, and iPhone with USB-C
Usually I start these posts by apologizing, but ya know... by now I think you know what you’ve gotten yourself into — unless this is your first episode. So great! Hey! We’ve got a great show for you! (This is a podcast.) Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Ross Miller, and Paul Miller (no relation) compiled a list of things from our cherished website TheVerge.com and dug a little deeper, with different angles, viewpoints, and behind-the-scenes journalistic insight. We’ve got more time with the Nintendo Switch than we did last week (even a taste test), a roundup of MWC announcements from over the weekend, and tons of little stories. I’m sure there’s a bunch of stuff you missed because of the Amazon web server disruption since those four hours were the only time you get your news. 03:04 - Nintendo Switch review: pure potential 14:05 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review 21:33 - Amazon’s web servers are back online after more than four hours of disruption 24:34 - Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks in its full glory and The BlackBerry KeyOne resurrects the keyboard with style 30:08 - Google Assistant begins huge expansion across Android devices today 38:05 - 5G: Super fast data, throttled by reality 41:10 - The next iPhone won’t switch to USB-C, but its cable likely will 49:32 - Paul’s weekly segment “Hey look at me now” 51:55 - FCC chairman says net neutrality was a mistake 58:40 - YouTube launches its own streaming TV service 1:02:20 - Amazon is working on its own home security camera 1:03:47 - Spotify is preparing to launch a Hi-Fi music tier
|Mar 03, 2017|
Bonus: Vergecast at SXSW 2017
A special announcement from Nilay Patel
|Mar 02, 2017|
244: The anniversary of Scissor Vodka, Nintendo Switch hands-on, and the secret behind the OP-1 processor
Hello! We’re still testing out our new studios so we thought we’d see how many people we can fit into the show. This week we’ve got Nilay, Paul, and Ashley in the podcast room, with Dieter and Chris Plante coming in over Skype. Everyone had so much to say so we gave you a few bonus minutes to listen to. Included are: Chris’ Nintendo Switch review, Dieter’s scoop about chips in Chromebooks, some MWC previews, and much, much more! 04:26 - Nintendo Switch hands-on 23:24 - Solving the mystery behind the OP1 processor in the Chromebook Plus 41:44 - MWC preview: LG G6 / Scissor vodka anniversary 47:44 - Verizon is planning 5G tests in 11 cities this year 55:49 - FCC news updated 1:06:15 - Lightning round — Snapchat Spectacles are now available online 1:08:22 - Meitu’s new T8 phone 1:16:37 - Amazon says Alexa’s speech is protected by the First Amendment 1:21:27 - Ashley’s weekly segment “Good Boy”
|Feb 24, 2017|
243: Planet of the Apps, Verizon unlimited, and Sonos audio
Hey, y’all. This week’s episode of Vergecast is the first in our new studio. And our heroes (Nilay, Paul, and Dieter, in case you were unaware) are still getting used to it. But you can’t see them while you’re listening, so it doesn’t really matter! It’s a new look but it has the same great taste. Topics on this week’s show include: lots of TV talk, including Apple TV and Caavo; more unlimited data plans; a bit of consumer audio speak; and a few anecdotes and reviews sprinkled in. And Megan Farokhmanesh stops by briefly to talk about her experience using a new dating app called Hater. Does she love it or hate it? Tune in to find out. 02:17 - Code Media 03:23 - Apple headlines, iPhone 8 rumors 09:58 - TV stuff 14:34 - Planet of the Apps 21:54 - Caavo 33:32 - Verizon’s new unlimited data plan 40:52 - Hater app with Megan 46:48 - Paul’s weekly segment “Dieter wouldn’t let me make a slurping noise for the name of this segment” 49:08 - This Belle doll will dance for you, but only if you attempt to code 53:08 - Sonos news / consumer audio talk 1:02:28 - Android apps on Chrome OS
|Feb 17, 2017|
242: Android Wear 2.0, Google Smart Home, and Vizio gets caught
This week on Vergecast, we’re in our new office! But our studios aren’t ready yet! So Nilay and Paul set up in a conference room and Skype with Dieter to share what they learned in the tech world over the past seven days. We even recorded it for you! Here it is. 01:54 - Android Wear 2.0 14:52 - Google Assistant on phone and smart home 27:02 - Apple's Ultra Accessory Connector dashes any hopes of a USB-C iPhone 32:08 - Fidget cube 33:56 - Most smart TVs are tracking you — Vizio just got caught 43:52 - Paul’s weekly segment “Please don’t talk to me, can’t you see I’m busy?” 47:13 - Neckbuds 51:30 - The Nintendo Switch is missing a golden tablet opportunity 57:16 - Lightning round
|Feb 10, 2017|
241: Snap Inc IPO, ARM processors in Macbooks, and Apple earnings
Vergecast episode 241! This week, Nilay and Dieter bring back Ross Miller and Megan Farokhmanesh to assist covering the news from this week. Snap Inc. filed for a $3 billion IPO, Apple is reportedly putting ARM chips in Macs, and Facebook is making a TV app. In between all that listen to Nilay’s take on fire logs, Dieter’s experience with a Zelda-themed escape room, and the wackiness of internet culture from Megan and Ross. Nilay and Dieter apologized for this episode to me personally — but really, we covered a lot and had a good time so I think they’re just being hard on themselves. Enjoy! 03:37 - Snap Inc IPO 08:41 - Facebook wants to build app for set-top boxes 16:21 - Duraflame 18:37 - Apple earnings 31:42 - MacBook Touch Bar barred from bar test takers this February 35:50 - ARM processors in MacBooks 40:07 - Why politics shows up on our site a lot lately 49:47 - Zelda escape the room 51:31 - We Are Your Friends 56:56 - Ross’ weekly segment “Gadgetorial? Counterpoint” 1:03:15 - Lightning round
|Feb 03, 2017|
240: Samsung Galaxy S8, the politics of science, and the net neutrality debate reignited
Another Vergecast is up! We have a CES Twitter live show reunion, featuring Nilay, Dieter, Megan, and Paul discussing this week in news. As Nilay mentions throughout the show, the gang has senioritis as they prepare to move to new offices next week... just FYI. Also, Verge science editor Liz Lopatto returns to the show to discuss the new administration’s action toward the science world, and how the scientists are handling it. If you keep listening, you’ll come upon a talk about net neutrality — another debate sparked by the recent transfer of power. Look, we’re like 15 minutes over our regular time so theres plenty of other stuff in between that to look forward to. 03:02 - Amazon Echo’s new wake word 07:49 - Resident Evil 7 13:21 - Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors 21:24 - Trump’s phone 26:22 - LG G6 29:01 - Science, EPA, and Trump with Liz Lopatto 44:56 - Paul’s weekly segment “Dry your sweaty palms” 49:12 - Net neutrality debate 1:07:01 - CBS’s Hunted
|Jan 27, 2017|
239: FTC vs Qualcomm, Trump vs Apple, and Oculus vs ZeniMax
This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, Ashley, and Dieter take on the topics in the tech world you may have missed out on this week. Trump spoke with Tim Cook about moving production of Apple products to the US; Qualcomm is being sued by the Federal Trade Commission; and both Palmer Luckey and Mark Zuckerberg take the stand in the Oculus trade secrets trial. That’s only the first half of the show, so keep listening for more on this week in tech. 3:07 - Trump / Apple 17:03 - FTC / Qualcomm 24:29 - Oculus Trial 32:36 - Paul’s weekly segment “Put this computer in that computer” 34:53 - Smart duvet 38:45 - Andy Rubin / Android 46:47 - Nintendo Switch 52:59 - Smart garden / AirPods
|Jan 20, 2017|
238: iPhone 10th anniversary, Nintendo Switch, and the HTC U Ultra
You watched the live show at CES and now we’re back in podcast mode. Nilay, Dieter, and Paul get together to share some of their experiences from the Consumer Electronics Show, along with a review of what happened this week. The iPhone turned 10 on Tuesday, so the trio looks back to when it was first announced and discuss what will happen with smartphones in the future. There’s also lots of gadget talk: HTC’s U Ultra, the Nintendo Switch (!), and lots of throwback devices. This is a really good nerdy tech-centric episode of Vergecast, I hope you like it. 3:31 - iPhone 10th anniversary and the future of smartphones 19:03 - iPhone prototypes 22:38 - Macbook Pro battery life 31:38 - HTC U Ultra 46:02 - Nintendo Switch
|Jan 13, 2017|
237: CES 2017 Day 3
This year, we hosted The Vergecast Live at CES 2017 as a Twitter Live video show. We've decided to share the full audio here, but you can see clips from the show on Twitter (@Verge). The following is from Friday, January 6th. http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/7/14200992/vergecast-live-at-ces-2017-twitter-replay-rewatch-vod
|Jan 07, 2017|
236: CES 2017 Day 2
This year, we hosted The Vergecast Live at CES 2017 as a Twitter Live video show. We've decided to share the full audio here, but you can see clips from the show on Twitter (@Verge) and catch our last show Friday at 4:30PT at ces.twitter.com. The following is from Thursday, January 5th.
|Jan 06, 2017|
235: CES 2017 Day 1
This year, we hosted The Vergecast Live at CES 2017 as a Twitter Live video show. We've decided to share the full audio here, but you can see clips from the show on Twitter @Verge and catch our last show Friday at 4:30PT at ces.twitter.com. The following is from Wednesday, January 4th.
|Jan 06, 2017|
234: Zuckerberg's smart home, Android Wear, and CES predictions
As the year ends, Nilay, Dieter, Paul, and Ross gather together from across the country via Skype to sit down and bring up what’s been troubling them this week. Nilay can’t stand Mark Zuckerberg’s video about his home AI, Dieter doesn’t know what laptop to take to CES, Paul feels that emoji is too totalitarian, and Ross...is already in holiday mode. Grab a glass of eggnog (from justthenog.com) and sit beside the fire with your favorite tech luminaries of 2016. 04:11 - Mark Zuckerberg’s “smart home” 14:56 - Rogue One talk (level 4 spoilers 16:51-18:01) 17:59 - laptops 22:42 - Apple, Macbook batteries, and new desktops 26:23 - Emoji consortium 28:52 - AirPods review 34:58 - Android Wear 43:34 - CES 2017 predictions 55:08 - Paul's weekly segment "WebOS still exists, Dieter. Are you sad?" 59:19 - Dieter note
|Dec 23, 2016|
233: Super Mario Run, Uber's self-driving cars, and Apple's new TV app
Everyone was in New York this week, so we had a jam-packed studio with Nilay, Dieter, and Paul, along with culture reporter Megan Farokhmanesh and transportation reporter Andrew Hawkins. Megan joins us on Vergecast for the first time to talk about what dominates the site this week: Nintendo’s new mobile game Super Mario Run, and the new Star Wars film Rogue One (no spoilers). Meanwhile, Andrew enlightens us on what is going on in the world of self-driving cars: Uber’s autonomous cars in San Francisco, and Google’s new car company Waymo. There’s a lot more along with that so hit play and drive. 02:21 - Super Mario Run 14:41 - Rogue One 23:16 - Uber / Google self-driving car news with Andrew Hawkins 45:39 - Lightning round (kinda) starts here 45: 48 - Apple TV app 54:48 - AirPods 58:17 - Paul’s weekly segment “Speaking of Things You Can’t Buy”
|Dec 16, 2016|
232: Fitbit buys Pebble, Windows 10 on ARM, and gadgets aren't dead
Nilay, Dieter, Lauren, and Ashley are back! This week on Vergecast, we talk about Fitbit buying Pebble, the status of the gadget universe, and Microsoft bringing Windows desktop apps to mobile ARM processors. Lots of tech, lots of jokes, here we go. 01:34 - Fitbit / Pebble / wearables 18:23 - Gadgets aren’t dead 33:10 - Windows / ARM 53:23 - Lightning round (Westworld spoilers 53:23–55:10)
|Dec 09, 2016|
Vergecast 231: Net neutrality, Final Fantasy, Gilmore Girls, and the Spectacles line
Welcome to Vergecast Lonely Paul edition. Dieter and Nilay are out this week, so Paul enlisted some of his colleagues who would never let him down like that and made his own Vergecast that's centered around talking to people not named Dieter or Nilay. Want to learn what AT&T's new DirecTV Now service has to do with net neutrality? Want to figure out why nearly all women and nearly everybody actually loves Gilmore Girls? Want to know if video games are good sometimes? Want to experience what it would be like to stand in line for Snapchat Spectacles but not actually purchase Spectacles because you hate lines? Then you'll probably love what we've done here. 2:39 – Interview with T.C. Sottek on net neutrality 33:24 – Interview with Kaitlyn Tiffany on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life 52:38 – Interview with Andrew Webster on Pokemon Sun and Moon and Final Fantasy XV 1:06:30 – Interview with Ashley Carman live at the Snapchat Spectacles line in NYC
|Dec 02, 2016|
Vergecast 230: Fake news, Touchbar, and the Surface Studio
The tech review season continues this week with reviews of the Macbook Pro with Touch Bar, Microsoft’s Surface Studio, and even an actual book that Apple released. This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, and Dieter give an overview of these products along with the topic of the week (or the month, or maybe the year): the problem of social media dealing with fake news articles that go viral. Paul sits down with Casey Newton, Silicon Valley editor at The Verge to discuss it all. 00:48 - Fake news on social networks 05:44 - Interview with Casey Newton 33:57 - Macbook Pro with Touchbar review 39:56 - Apple’s book Designed by Apple in California 44:25 - Apple TV 50:20 - Microsoft’s Surface Studio review 57:54 - PS4 Pro 1:02:52 - NES Classic
|Nov 18, 2016|
Vergecast 229: Daydream, Playstation Pro, Snapchat, and Instagram
Here we are, a few days after the election. With the world still adjusting to the future, we thought we’d give you a break from it all and briefly talk about what we know best: the future of technology. This week we have reviews for the Playstation 4 Pro and Google Daydream, the continuing saga of adapting to a plug drought, and Snapchat’s new Spectacles that were released to the public this week. So sit back, relax, (unless you are driving... if you’re driving and listening to this please focus on the road), and let us fill you in with the Verge updates you may have missed this week.
|Nov 11, 2016|
Vergecast 228: Verge turns 5, Google Home, and Assistant
Happy Vergecast day! Look we’ve got a new logo! This week, in honor of The Verge’s fifth anniversary and the redesign of the website, we start off the show by giving some behind-the-scenes details on the new things you see on the site and things we’ve changed. But don’t worry, we still have that weekly news you all subscribe for. Nilay, Dieter, Paul, and Dan discuss using the Google Home speaker and how it works with the Google Assistant. Also, we have reviews of the 13-inch Macbook Pro (yeah the one without the Touch Bar), Paul’s weekly segment “Cookie Pods,” and some great ad reads in between. 01:49 - The Verge turns 5 15:58 - Google Home 27:49 - Google Assistant 40:35 - Macbook Pro 1:06:27 - Paul’s weekly segment “Cookie Pods” We want to thank the listeners, new and old, for tuning in each and giving feedback on the show, we greatly appreciate it. A quote from Nilay on this week’s episode: “We launched The Verge basically on the back of this podcast. This podcast when Paul and I were doing it with Josh as the Engadget podcast was so popular that we could fucking leave and start a new podcast, our listeners came with us, and we were able to launch This Is My Next and then The Verge so it’s wild that we’ve done it for five years.”
|Nov 04, 2016|
Vergecast 227: Macbook Pro, Surface Studio, and the events surrounding
This week is a special episode of The Vergecast. After attending the Apple event, Nilay and Dieter sit down in San Francisco together and talk about the newest product announcements from Cupertino. Let us not forget, Microsoft also announced new computers this week! We invited an old friend of the show, senior editor Vlad Savov, to help cover it all. 01:27 - Microsoft event/Surface Studio 24:00 - Apple Mac event 28:25 - Macbook Pro 32:27 - Touchbar 41:01 - Specs 52:39 - Apple TV app
|Oct 28, 2016|
Vergecast 226: Pixel, Nintendo Switch, and new MacBook Pros
This week at The Verge has been a busy one! Reviews for Google’s Pixel phone are out, Chinese tech firm LeEco just announced a plethora of new products coming to the US, Nintendo finally showed us new hardware for their games, and Apple is teasing a new Mac event for next week. Even Tesla had a few things to say. Nilay, Dieter, Paul, and Jordan cover it all on this week’s Vergecast. 02:27 - Google Pixel review 24:06 - Masterclass ad 27:24 - Tesla 39:27 - Hello Fresh ad 41:26 - LeEco 54:21 - Nintendo Switch 59:27 - Apple’s upcoming Mac event
|Oct 21, 2016|
Vergecast 225: Galaxy Note 7s don’t explode, they sizzle
This week on Vergecast, we have the exclusive interview with our tech and transportation reporter Jordan Golson, who has been reporting nonstop on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle. Nilay, Lauren, and Paul welcome Jordan to the show to talk about the recent events regarding Samsung, as well as what it means for competitors and the tech ecosystem. 02:42 - Samsung recall 22:48 - Masterclass ad 27:07 - Google Pixel 36:44 - iOS10 37:12 - Samsung vs. Apple 50:15 - Graphicstock ad 51:24 - Ashley’s weekly segment “A Genuine Gadget Connection” 55:26 - Amazon Unlimited Music and the various tech ecosystems
|Oct 14, 2016|
Vergecast 224: Google event, Oculus event, and Playstation VR
This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, Dan, and Dieter cover two big events and announcements from the past few days. As you may have read on the site, Google announced a plethora of hardware devices on Tuesday. Then yesterday, Oculus announced a few new features for their VR platform. Will Nilay buy a Pixel on the show? Listen and find out. 01:42 - Google event, new products, and new competition 38:16 - Oculus event and VR 49:08 - Paul’s weekly segment “Having a Coke with you” 51:14 - Lightning round
|Oct 07, 2016|
Vergecast 223: SpaceX, colonizing Mars, and Snapchat spectacles
This week on Vergecast, science editor Liz Lopatto is in town and stops by the Vergecast to talk about the news out of the International Astronautical Congress; Elon Musk's plan to colonize Mars. Paul also interviews Loren Grush live in Mexico at the event and breaks down Mr. Musk's presentation. The cast also talks about the death of BlackBerry-made phones, the ever-changing use of smartwatches, and Snapchat's Spectacles.
|Oct 02, 2016|
Vergecast 222: Siri, Sierra, Photokina, and Allo
Apple ended our summer with the release of both new hardware and software. Now that fall has finally arrived, we await the next big tech event...from Google. This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Paul, Ashley, and Dieter float between these two rituals with reviews and rumors about both companies. Throw in a bit of prosumer camera talk and we’ve got a show goin’. 01:17 - iOS10 11:18 - Siri 15:02 - macOS Sierra 21:31 - Apple rumored to buy McLaren and Lit 23:06 - Autodesk Graphic ad 24:05 - Photokina, cameras, and photos 34:55 - Northeastern U ad 35:47 - Google Allo, Assistant, and upcoming event 52:14 - Paul’s weekly segment “Medium format in the moonlight”
|Sep 23, 2016|
Vergecast 221: AirPods, exploding batteries, and yeah Apple
After a week of swimming in Apple news, the classic cast of Nilay, Lauren, Dieter, and Paul get together via the internet to get deeper into their reviews of the new products and talk a little bit about their effect on the near future of consumer tech. 01:38 – Galaxy Note 7 recall 13:01 – Apple Watch 20:13 – AirPods / Bluetooth 32:44 – Autodesk Graphic ad 33:43 – watchOS 3 39:03 – iPhone 7 53:00 – Wealthfront ad 53:37 – Paul's weekly segment "Costco Cool" 57:11 – Lightning audio round
|Sep 16, 2016|
Vergecast 220: Playstation 4 Pro, 4K, and for your entertainment
While Nilay, Dieter, Lauren, and Walt make a Vergecast out of Ctrl-Walt-Delete, this leaves Paul to head the show this week with Chris Plante to talk about the other thing that happened on Wednesday: the Sony Playstation 4 Pro event.
|Sep 09, 2016|
Vergecast 219: IFA, the Yoga Book, and looking ahead at the Apple event
The IFA, or Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin, is upon us and we are looking at the best tech announced at the show. Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, Ashley Carman, and Dan Seifert give us the scoop on the birth of new gadgets, the death of others, and the continuation of the booming gadget market. Paul also calls up senior editor Vlad Savov, who is on the show floor at IFA, to give us a first-hand experience of the show. 01:53 - RIP Sunrise 08:16 - RIP Chromebook Pixel 10:42 - Sonos 20:48 - Interview with Vlad at IFA 46:39 - Wealthfront ad 48:46 - Lenovo Yoga Book 58:03 - smart watches 1:04:54 - Squarespace ad 1:06:23 - Ashley's weekly segment "Gadget Pie" 1:11:30 - Apple event next week!
|Sep 02, 2016|
Vergecast 218: Hack the planet
This week on Vergecast, it's Wilderness Week! Nilay, Paul, and Dieter welcome video director James Temple to the show to talk about his new Verge series, Climate Hackers, which features scientists set on trying to reverse the effects of climate change. The cast also goes into this week in tech: the performance of the Galaxy Note 7, Apple's rumored Snapchat clone, as well as Android Nougat and the problem with getting it on certain phones. 2:07 - Android Nougat 14:02 - Android update problem persists 18:41 - Note 7 performance 25:08 - Apple rumors 34:50 - Citi ad 35:22 - Climate Hackers with James Temple 47:03 - GraphicStock ad 48:19 - Paul's "Let me touch you with science" weekly segment 52:53 - Lightning round
|Aug 26, 2016|
Vergecast 217: Unlimited data, Galaxy Note 7, and a merch store
This week on our flagship audio experience, our cast of tech luminaries Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Paul Miller, and Dan Seifert break down new unlimited data plans and what they really mean for the consumer. Dan also details the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 after reviewing it this week and Dieter and Paul talk about Google, including the new Nexus phone arriving this year and a new operating system Fuchsia. Halfway through the show we bring back the enlightening Nicola Fumo to give us her take on the tech world this season and what is changing in pop-up shops and tour merch. 02:25 - Data plans 25:38 - Galaxy Note 7 31:34 - Nexus phones 36:15 - Google Fuchsia 41:37 - Hangin' with Nicola Fumo 47:50 - Kanye and Square 55:35 - Apple watch 59:56 - iOS 10 1:04:05 - Paul's "Kobo hype"
|Aug 19, 2016|
Vergecast 216: Apple rumors, wireless headphones and No Man’s Sky
This week on Vergecast, both Nilay and Paul are out so Dieter and Lauren have taken the reins and invited fellow Verge colleagues Chris Plante, Dan Seifert, and Ross Miller to the show. The group discusses Apple rumors, new video game consoles, and No Man's Sky. 1:46 – Apple rumors 25:26 – Wireless headphones 28:42 – Game consoles 47:03 - No Man's Sky 55:36 – Dan's cool gadgets for rad dudes / dudettes 1:03:11 – Lightning round
|Aug 12, 2016|
Vergecast 215: Amped on sparks
This week on Vergecast, our usual team of Nilay Patel, Paul Miller, and Dieter Bohn bring in senior editor, tech expert, and friend of the show Dan Seifert to discus Samsung and their new Galaxy Note 7. Dieter gives us his review of the Xbox One S, and the Flag Ship goes deep into Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages and what this means for the web. 01:28 - Xbox One S 15:43 - Google AMP 37:15 - Paul's "The gadgets have eyes" 41:16 - Galaxy Note 7 48:40 - Samsung 57:29 - TV talk
|Aug 05, 2016|
Vergecast 214: Two admirals, a coxswain, and a guy with a steering wheel
We've been going over in time for the past few episodes, and this week is no exception. But we have an excuse. It's earnings week and there are a lot of thoughts. Nilay, Dieter, Paul, and Lauren bring the news right to your ears. 01:55 - Apple earnings 22:52 - Apple car 25:33 - The trolley problem 29:09 - Apple TV 44:45 - Paul's "Gadget Flavor" 50:31 - Google earnings 53:51 - Facebook earnings 54:53 - Twitter earnings 1:00:43 - Google hardware 1:04:52 - Amazon earnings 1:05:53 - BLU phone
|Jul 29, 2016|
Vergecast 213: ARM, EFF, and SDCC
With a classic cast of Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Paul Miller, and Lauren Goode, we have a very nerdy episode of Vergecast this week. For starters, there’s the news about SoftBank buying chip maker ARM, then the Electric Frontier Foundation filing a lawsuit that takes on anti-circumvention rules. The gang also goes deep into nostalgia with classic consumer electronics. But we couldn’t leave it at that. Paul interviews our own senior reporter Bryan Bishop, who calls in live from San Diego Comic-Con to tell us what he’s seen so far at the convention. To top it all off, we go into the nerdiest part of the celebrity feud between Kayne West and Taylor Swift, which leads to the cast going through their own note-taking apps. 08:20 – Softbank buys ARM 24:45 – Paul’s "Gadget shhecrets" 29:20 – EFF copyright lawsuit 37:40 – Nostalgia note 44:24 – SDCC interview with Bryan Bishop 56:26 – Taylor Swift / Kanye West / Kim Kardashian feud 1:02:57 – Note app game
|Jul 22, 2016|
Vergecast 212: What is a monetization structure?
This week on Vergecast, Senior Editor Chris Plante comes to town to join Paul, Nilay, and video director Miriam Nielsen to discuss the overwhelming response to topics reported on our site; Pokémon GO and Nintendo's new NES. They also go deeper into augmented reality and how Nintendo is dealing with their properties. Paul once again brings us his weekly segment "Pokémon GO Tips and Tricks Review: Gadgets" 03:38 - Pokémon GO 16:59 - AR 33:40 - Nintendo 47:58- Paul's "Pokémon GO Tips and Tricks Review: Gadgets"
|Jul 15, 2016|
Vergecast 211: iOS 10, Sierra, and bookstore bathrooms
03:12 Apple Battery Case 05:10 News Intro 06:08 Apple Updates 08:10 Live Photos 10:45 IOS 10 Updates 44:15 Gadget Guyz 49:00 Pokemon Go 54:60 Lightning Round
|Jul 08, 2016|
Vergecast 210: Secrets
This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul bring in resident cybersecurity expert Russell Brandom to explain the cryptocurrency Ethereum and how there was a recent attack on the Decentralized Autonomous Organization which stole $53 million. Then, later on in the show a surprise guest pops in to give us breaking news on the Android. And after you listen to the podcast, head over to theverge.com and cast your vote in the poll for this week's Gadget Face-off featured on this week's podcast! 03:52 - Ethereum theverge.com/2016/6/17/11965192/ethereum-theft-dao-cryptocurrency-million-stolen-bitcoin 17:02 - Breaking News 22:04 - Squarespace ad 24:42 - BLU phones 35:33 - Paul’s Gadget Secrets/Gadget Face-off 39:44 - Coors ad 40:50 - Mr. Robot discussion 48:45 - Handshakes
|Jul 01, 2016|
Vergecast 209: Oh gadget, my gadget
This week on Vergecast, Paul Miller and Ashley Carman, part of our Circuit Breaker team, join Nilay and Dieter to discuss trends they've noticed while blogging. Also, fan favorite Nicola Fumo stops by the show to tell us what she's been up to and explains her recent tech troubles. This wouldn't be a tech podcast without us discussing the iPhone headphone jack rumors so get ready for that too! 01:46 - Gadgets with Paul and Ashley 08:20 - Headphone jack debate 21:53 - Coors ad 22:57 - Nicola Fumo guest 38:06 - Mr Robot ad 40:45 - Gadget Bonanza 47:09 - lightning round
|Jun 24, 2016|
Vergcast 208: Live from WWDC and E3
Another week on the road for Vergecast; we recorded from WWDC and we have (cross off your bingo square) special guests! All together in the same room again, Nilay and Dieter bring back the ever-wise Lauren Goode and Walt Mossberg, with first-time Vergecaster and co-anchor of CNBC's "Squawk Alley" Jon Fortt. Also, Paul Miller's weekly segment "Games are Gadgets Too" calls Casey Newton live from E3 to talk about the newest demos on the show floor. watchOS 01:58 macOS 17:39 tvOS 28:31 Paul’s Games are Gadgets Too: 43:43 iOS: 58:31 Final thoughts 01:27:50
|Jun 17, 2016|
Vergecast 207: so much news this week and more to come next week
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Dan Seifert sit down and don't know where to start so they bring in Paul Miller and Loren Grush to help them out. The gang talks Lenovo Tech World, Nest, WWDC, Game of Thrones and much much more.
|Jun 10, 2016|
Vergecast 206: Live from Code Conference
This week on a late night, sleep-deprived Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter reunite in Los Angeles to attend Recode's Code Conference and meet up with Lauren Goode and Casey Newton to give their take on the interviews and throw in a few anecdotes from the night. Things get silly. Also, Paul Miller updates us on new PC backpacks on this week's Gadget of the Week/Gadget Corner (we're still working on the name). 04:26 - Jeff Bezos 34:56 - Paul’s Gadget of the Week 37:32 - Casey reads an ad for Squarespace 39:35 - Twitter talk 48:07 - Facebook talk 55:01 - Sundar Pichai 1:10:55 - Elon Musk
|Jun 03, 2016|
Vergecast 205: Season 3
Vergecast is back! But something is different…Dieter moved to San Francisco and Nilay is still in New York City. How can they make it work? This is the future and we can chat in cyberspace, that's how. Using ~technology~ we also patch in Paul Miller and Lauren Goode for a special State of Tech discussion. Wait! There's more! Nilay interviews Kara Swisher, executive editor of Recode, to talk about what's to come with this year's mammoth guest lineup at the Code Conference. We want your feedback! Tell us what you want to see on the show, who you want on the show, or even where you want the show! New episodes every week. 25:55 - Paul’s gadget of the week 31.12 - Nilay and Dieter’s car trouble 41:31 - interview with Kara Swisher 52:23 - lightning round
|May 27, 2016|
Vergecast 204: Emotional time zones
This week on Vergecast, Dieter and Nilay bring back Paul Miller to talk about this week in tech and gadgets, as well as science reporter Arielle Duhaime-Ross to discuss what it was like to spend four days with a biohacker while he tried to kill and then replace his body’s bacteria.
|May 06, 2016|
Vergecast 203: Introducing Circuit Breaker, Google hardware, and the next Apple Watch
With Nilay out, Dieter brings in the editor of Circuit Breaker, Paul Miller, and news editor Jake Kastrenakes to discuss this week in tech. Racked senior reporter Nicola Fumo engages the hype matrix in this week's episode of Vergecast.
|Apr 29, 2016|
Vergecast 202: Purple Macbook
This week on Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, Adi, and Nicola discuss the legacy of Prince, the new MacBook, and the mystery of Magic Leap. Also Nilay talks with Professor Randal Picker of University of Chicago Law School to explain Google's antirust charges from the European Union.
|Apr 22, 2016|
Vergecast 201: Facebook in space
Nilay and Dieter bring back science reporter Loren Grush to take on this week's news in science and tech; discussing Facebook's F8 developer conference, SpaceX, and Telsa's Model S. Racked senior reporter Nicola Fumo engineers the hype matrix once again for this spaced out episode of Vergecast.
|Apr 15, 2016|
Vergecast 200: Reunion
Happy 200! Hear the uncut and unscripted episode featuring Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and special guests Joanna Stern, Paul Miller, Chris Ziegler, and Ross Miller as they reminisce about the early days of The Verge and also talk tech news today. This is an episode you don't want to miss!
|Apr 07, 2016|
Vergecast 199: Juice responsibly
This week on the Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, Jake, and Nicola review the reviews! The iPad Pro 9.7, Soundcloud Go, and the Microsoft Build developer conference; with much talk about bots. We're covering all the top tech news so if you liked what you read this week, listen in for the in depth discussion.
|Apr 01, 2016|
Vergecast 198: Is kale more interesting than the iPhone SE?
This week on Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter bring in news editor Jake Kastrenakes to discuss happenings at the Apple event this week as well as Vizio's new products and initiatives. Racked style editor Nicola Fumo again joins us to helm the hype matrix.
|Mar 25, 2016|
Vergecast 197: Team Spherical
This week on the Vergecast, Nilay welcomes some of our video team: producer Tre Shallowhorn, directors Tom Connors and Miriam Nielsen, and creative director James Bareham, to discuss the process of developing our 360 video interview with Michelle Obama and also talking about this week in tech news.
|Mar 18, 2016|
Vergecast 196: Walk of life
This week on Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter are joined by news editor Jake Kastrenakes; discussing Google's Android N, Samsung's Galaxy S7, as well as science reporter/space cadet Loren Grush to talk Blue Origin and other space news.
|Mar 11, 2016|
Vergecast 195: VR, Amazon Echo, and more VR
Nilay and Dieter are joined by senior reporter Adi Robertson to talk VR technology and fan favorite: Amazon Echo. Racked style editor Nicola Fumo operates the hype matrix once again in this week's episode of Vergecast!
|Mar 04, 2016|
Vergecast 194: Cut the night
Another week of Vergecast and we have SO much to talk about so we extended the episode to 90 minutes…and then some.Mobile World Congress just wrapped up so Nilay, Dieter, and news editor Jake Kastrenakes are here to analyze the coverage. Also, the Oscars are this Sunday so our entertainment section is taking over Vergecast during halftime! Entertainment editor Emily Yoshida leads the discussion with entertainment editor Jamieson Cox, and senior reporter Bryan Bishop. Nicola Fumo commands the hype matrix once again for this show-within-a-show episode of Vergecast!
|Feb 26, 2016|
Vergecast 193: Encryption in the hype matrix
This week on Vergecast, Nilay returns, bringing in business editor Ben Popper to unfold his feature on public schools’ initiative to bring Chromebooks into classrooms. Reporter Russell Brandom joins to discuss the timely debate on encryption in light of this week’s Apple news. Racked style editor Nicola Fumo reclaims the hype desk to introduce the "Fumo hype matrix."
|Feb 19, 2016|
Vergecast 192: TLOP: The Love of Physics
This week on the Vergecast, with Dieter, Nilay, and Nicola missing we have put together an alternative cast featuring Chris Ziegler, Sean O'Kane, and Loren Grush, with video director Mark Linsangan and social video reporter Kirsten Frisina discussing the news of gravitational waves, Google cars, and maybe a little Valentine's Day talk. Also, will there be a Clockstoppers 2?
|Feb 12, 2016|
Vergecast 191: Morning Computer
This week on The Vergecast, Dieter and Nilay are joined by Dan Seifert and Racked style editor Nicola Fumo to discuss the iPad air 3, Amazon Echo features, the new Uber logo, Apple software and lots more. Also, what would happen if ALF and Urkel met?
|Feb 05, 2016|
Vergecast 190: Brain gotta get there
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by Lauren Goode and Racked style editor Nicola Fumo.
|Jan 29, 2016|
Vergecast 189: Pain is Available at 6
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by Jake Kastrenakes and Racked style editor Nicola Fumo to talk about T-Pain, T-Pain's house, and Apple's new set of music making apps.
|Jan 22, 2016|
Vergecast 188: Facist papa color
This week on The Vergecast, Dieter Bohn is joined by Emily Yoshida, Nicola Fumo, and Sean O'Kane as the panel checks in for the first time since CES 2016. The topics of discussion include the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Oscar nominations, and bad tech fashion.
|Jan 15, 2016|
Vergecast 187: CES 2016 Day 4
Today on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, Casey, and Nicola gather together one more time at CES 2016 and chat about what they saw, what they learned, and what is next to come post-CES.
|Jan 09, 2016|
Vergecast 186: CES 2016 Day 3
Today on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by Nicola Fumo, Vlad Savov and Kirsten Frisina to discuss CES 2016.
|Jan 08, 2016|
Vergecast 185: CES 2016 Day 2
On Day 2, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by some familiar faces as Joanna Stern and Sam Sheffer return to talk about CES.
|Jan 07, 2016|
Vergecast 184: CES 2016 Day 1
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by Dan Seifert, Lauren Goode, and Sean O'Kane in Las Vegas at CES 2016. The panel discussed the numerous keynotes, including Intel, LG, Samsung and Sony, being very tired, and 3D printed souls.
|Jan 05, 2016|
Vergecast 183: Star Wars: The spoilers unleashed
This week on a very special Vergecast, we discuss all things Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Emily Yoshida and Ross Miller will be joined by Bryan Bishop and Tasha Robinson to have a critic's discussion of the new film. Kaitlyn Tiffany will be occupying the hypeseat and will likely interject Hamilton into the discussion. Be warned: there will be spoilers. This is an episode that should be listened to after you see the movie.
|Dec 18, 2015|
Vergecast 182: Alexa, play Vergecast
This week on the Vergecast, Nilay is joined by Casey Newton, Chris Plante and Nicola Fumo (who is keeping Project Figure Head in full effect). The panel discusses the iPhone battery case and Nicola tries to put together the Google Pixel C.
|Dec 11, 2015|
Vergecast 181: Fear the reaper
This week on The Vergecast, Dieter Bohn is joined by a rotating panel of guests, as well as Nicola Fumo in the hypeseat. Elmo Keep, the author of our massive feature on Transhumanism, will be on to discuss presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan with Vergecast rookie Michael Zelenko. We'll also have our car experts Chris Ziegler and Andrew Hawkins on to talk about cars, car sharing, and car feelings.
|Dec 04, 2015|
Vergecast 180: Tinder DJs
Today on The Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter are joined in studio by Lauren Goode to continue their discussion about the iPad Pro, as well as how it stacks up against the Surface Pro 4. In addition, the panel will discuss the end of Rdio, as well as the best set-top box on the market. Nicola Fumo once again occupies the hypeseat.
|Nov 20, 2015|
Vergecast 179: Swipe left for iPad
The week on the Vergecast, Nilay and Dieter are joined by Nicola Fumo and Lauren Goode to talk about the iPad Pro, Tinder, and the BlackBerry Priv.
|Nov 13, 2015|
The Vergecast 178: The state of Android, smartwatches and Twitter hearts
This week brought no shortage of topics to discuss, but one item stood out among the smoke and mirrors. Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Dan Seifert are joined by Nicola Fumo of Racked in the hypeseat to discuss the state of smartwatches, what might happen with Google's two operating systems, and of course, the new branded vape from musical artist The Weeknd. It's not one to miss.
|Nov 06, 2015|
The Vergecast 177: Apple TV, universal remotes, and the joy of dropping phones
It was a good week to arguing about the state of television, with both Apple and Roku releasing new content delivery boxes. A trio of original Verge editors — Nilay Patel, Chris Ziegler, and Ross Miller — are joined by Helen Havlak in the Hype seat. In between heated debates about universal remotes and IR blasters, our Fab Four find time to talk about HTC's One A9 and — quite literally — toss around the new "drop-proof" Droid Turbo 2. Don't worry, you'll hear it.
|Oct 30, 2015|
The Vergecast 176: The Hype Council is in session
This week on the Vergecast, Joanna Stern invades to talk about the Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4 — and Tom Warren joins the invasion over Skype. And for the first time, the Hype Council of Kirsten Frisina, Loren Grush, and Kaitlyn Tiffany sit in judgement of the Nexus 6P and YouTube Red. Along with Dieter and Nilay, that's seven humans. It doesn't get more Vergecast than this.
|Oct 23, 2015|
Vergecast 175: Coterie of vapes
This week's Vergecast features Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Chris Plante in the Skype seat, and Nicola Fumo in the Hype seat. They talk fashion and tech struggles, Pax, bro's gold iPhones, Metal Gear, Battlefront, this fall's video game releases, new iMacs, the new Harmony Universal Remote, and — well — weed.
|Oct 16, 2015|
Vergecast 174: The perfect Swiss man
Dieter Bohn, Nilay Patel, Casey Newton, and Kirsten Frisina on the hype-seat caress your brain with knowledge about Microsoft's new confident and purposeful direction, whether Twitter Moments is useful or not, Google AMP's benefits for the internet at large, and how the Steve Jobs movie is a great film but also a castle of lies. Thought of the 'cast: If you die in HoloLens, do you die in real life?
|Oct 09, 2015|
Vergecast 173: Soccer moms racing turbos
Dieter Bohn, Nilay Patel and hype-seater Kristen Frisina are joined by Chris Ziegler and Lauren Goode in a rare five-seater that eats up the week’s news, including the new Nexus phones, the Chromecast dongles, the Pixel C tablet, the new over-engineered Tesla, and Dieter’s nefarious plan to sprinkle gluten over the food at Google events.
|Oct 02, 2015|
Ctrl-Walt-Delete: Nilay owes Walt $100
Walt and Nilay kick things off with a discussion of the iPhone 6S, the weird new prices of phones, the 2007 iPhone, and more. Subscribe to Ctrl-Walt-Delete on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ctrl-+-walt-+-delete/id1043196031?mt=2
|Sep 25, 2015|
The Vergecast 172: Pacific Time should be illegal
Nilay Patel is joined by Liz Lopatto, Loren Grush, and hype-seater Arielle Duhaime-Ross in a special science issue of The Vergecast. They break down why The Verge cares about science, the space (lack of) race, Verge staff childhood misadventures, the Vergier year ahead and the terrible, oh-so-terrible use of exclamation points in ad copy. Don't forget to check out our brand new podcast Ctrl-Walt-Delete with our very own Walt Mossberg. The first episode will be on our Vergecast feed right after this.
|Sep 25, 2015|
The Vergecast 171: A threatening Greg
Special guest Farhad Manjoo of The New York Times joins Dieter Bohn, Nilay Patel, and new hype-seater Kirsten Frisina to talk ad blocking and the changing state of the internet, Alexa versus Siri, the house of the future, Google beyond search, the possibility of threatening Gregs, and more!
|Sep 18, 2015|
The Vergecast 170: Peek, pop, whip, and nae nae
A day after Apple’s huge event, we ran through all the big announcements. The Hype Seat has transformed into the Skype Seat so that Casey Newton can join Dieter Bohn, Jake Kastrenakes, and Chris Welch. Is the Apple TV just a super Roku? Just how Surface-y is the new iPad Pro? If you 3D Touch a 2D screen in a 1D forest, does it make a sound? All these questions will be answered with a Live Shot, except instead of a moving picture it’s a podcast.
|Sep 11, 2015|
The Vergecast 163: Hype's out for summer
What started as a chill summer situation becomes very heated this week. Nilay, Dieter, Sam, and Special British Guest Tom Warren discuss Windows 10, Apple Music, an alleged new Moto X, and The Beach Boys.
|Jul 24, 2015|
The Vergecast 162: Shoutout to grandmas
There's lots of news this week, so there are lots of guests as well. Nilay and Dieter are joined by Sean O'Kane, Jake Kastrenakes, and Kaitlyn Tiffany to talk about the Pluto flyby, San Diego Comic-Con, Windows 10, Reddit, and further refinement of the hype scale.
|Jul 17, 2015|
Vergecast 161: Uphill to Pluto both ways
We're back in the Bohn Zone as Dieter is in charge of the proceedings this week. Tom Warren is on hand to catch us up on Microsoft's Nokia woes, and we welcome Vergecast rookies Sean O'Kane and Loren Grush to discuss the future of space. And of course, Sam Sheffer is on hand to check hype throughout.
|Jul 10, 2015|
The Vergecast 160: Worldwide!
Shoutout to music! Shoutout to stars! Shoutout to hearts! This week on The Vergecast, Nilay, Dieter, and Emily are joined by Racked's Nicola Fumo in the hype seat to discuss Apple Music, Beats 1 radio, the cultural force that is Magic Mike XXL, and the fate of comments. Crank it up and get ready to join us in motivational chants.
|Jul 02, 2015|
The Vergecast 159: Puddle of burn
Welcome to a very special episode of The Vergecast, featuring our new colleagues from Re/code, Walt Mossberg and Lauren Goode. They join Nilay and Sam to take a break from the news this week, and take stock of the state of the union in tech. From Amazon and Google to Microsoft and Beyonce, the crew takes stock of where we are, and what constitutes hype. Don't miss this one.
|Jun 26, 2015|
The Vergecast 158: Hot swap your D-pad
It's a special bicoastal episode of The Vergecast, as Nilay, Dieter, Emily, and Sam are joined remotely by the one and only Casey Newton, live from the E3 convention in Los Angeles. It's been a big show, and there are some big opinions about it on display here. And while we're on the subject of opinions, Emily comes to the table with plenty of them as the discussion moves to this week's Game of Thrones season finale.
|Jun 19, 2015|
The Vergecast 157: Bad Millenial
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.
|Jun 12, 2015|
The Vergecast 156: What do you own?
On this week's show, Nilay Patel has some thoughts on ownership, Dieter Bohn offers some feelings about Google, Adi Robertson makes assertions about Ingress, and Sam Sheffer spends the whole hour downloading illegal ROMs. There's also some talk about Recode, Google I/O, and WWDC predictions.
|Jun 05, 2015|
Bonus: Verge ESP
The Verge has a new podcast about entertainment and science: Verge ESP, hosted by Emily Yoshida and Liz Lopatto. This is the first episode of that show. If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe on iTunes, via RSS, or just search your podcast app for "Verge ESP." Oil, bionic limbs, and hackers — today we discuss Mad Max, the Santa Barbara oil spill, brain-controlled robot arms, and interview Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers of Halt and Catch Fire. Find out how to drink beer using a brain-controlled robot, why Mad Max's explosions and chase scenes rule so hard, the catastrophic consequences of fossil fuels, and the creative choices behind Halt and Catch Fire.
|Jun 02, 2015|
The Vergecast 155: Spoken like a true snake person
This week we have a special Google I/O edition of the Vergecast, guest hosted by Ross Miller, Emily Yoshida, Dan Seifert, and Sam Sheffer. They discuss the announcements out of the keynote, including Now on Tap, Photos, Android M, Cardboard, and the fact that Dan cannot tell his own children apart.
|May 29, 2015|
The Vergecast 154: Lumber guitar licks
The music industry is (and has been) undergoing significant changes. Join Nilay Patel, Micah Singleton, Emily Yoshida, and Sam Sheffer as they discuss Spotify’s expansion, Sony Music’s no-to-secret contract with Spotify, Apple’s upcoming music service, iTunes, and more.
|May 22, 2015|
The Vergecast 153: Air Bud 6
Nilay Patel is fired up about media aquisions, Dieter Bohn is delirious, Sam Sheffer is hyped beyond belief, Russell Brandom is on the Facebook beat, and Josh Dzieza is on hand to report on the rat takeover. What a time to be alive. Join us, won't you? This week's Vergecast is sponsored by: Highfive Igloo Tripcase
|May 15, 2015|
The Vergecast 152: Why is Offline So Hard
How do you augment reality? With music? With the Microsoft HoloLens? With insane superhero Avengers mythology? Yes, yes, and yes. All those topics and more in this week's podcast.
|May 08, 2015|
The Vergecast 151: Helmets Are the Future
It's been an action-packed week in tech, and we're here to keep the adrenaline pumping. Micah Singleton and TC Sottek join Nilay Patel and Sam Sheffer to reflect on daily life with Apple Watch, the leather backed LG G4, the future of HoloLens, and what exactly Hadoop is, anyway.
|May 01, 2015|
The Vergecast 150: Comcast, Time Warner, Google Fi, and Apple Watch
It may sound as if this episode of The Vergecast were recorded from within the aisles a Party City, but no; it's just our enthusiastic celebration of our sesquicentennial episode. Join us as we combine all the classic ingredients of a successful birthday blowout: failed corporate mergers, MVNOs, smartwatch apps, and silly cardboard hats. Thanks for listening for 150 episodes!
|Apr 24, 2015|
The Vergecast 149: The Force Naps
It's a veritable who's who of podcasting today, as Dieter Bohn takes the Vergecast reigns, and invites Chris Ziegler, Sam Sheffer, Emily Yoshida, and Kwame Opam to The Vergecast. We've got the gold MacBook, the Surface 3, the new Star Wars trailer, and Ryan Gosling's rumored presence in a Blade Runner sequel.
|Apr 17, 2015|
The Vergecast 148: I Don't Think Anyone is Great
There is finally an actual Apple Watch in the studio, and Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Joanna Stern, and Sam Sheffer are on hand to look at it, talk about it, and force touch it. Also on the show are the new MacBook, Android Wear on iOS, and a genuine Motorola selfie stick. Join us.
|Apr 10, 2015|
The Vergecast 147: Netflix Bedtime
What ever happened to predictability? Well, we're throwing it out the window today, as special guests Liz Lopatto and Kwame Opam join Nilay and Sam, with a very special crossover cameo at the top of the show. It's a rare condition, this day and age, to read any good news on the newspaper page, so it's a mixed bag of topics this week. We've got Furious 7, Microsoft's newest Surface, the ongoing Californian drought, Amazon Dash and Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. Only time will tell if all these dreams fit under one umbrella, but we hope you enjoy.
|Apr 03, 2015|
The Vergecast 146: Good radio
It's another tech-filled week, but this one is just a little more British than usual. International visitor Tom Warren joins Nilay, Dieter, and Sam to discuss the release of the Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, Facebook's chat ambitions, and the release of Periscope.
|Mar 26, 2015|
The Vergecast 145: Dutch Teens Who Solve Crimes
This week's episode is a whirlwind of news, thoughts, and feelings. Dieter Bohn regales us with his final assessment SXSW, Nilay Patel cannot get over the size of an Acer Chromebook, Ross Miller believes in a future of cord cutting, and for the first time ever, Helen Havlak is in the hype chair to keep things in hype check. Plus, our hosts map out the pilot of a new Dutch children's mystery show.
|Mar 20, 2015|
The Vergecast 144: Sam from the Future
The lineup is turned on its head this week as Joanna Stern joins Nilay Patel and Chris Plante, and Chris Ziegler takes the hype reins while Sam is absent. These great minds reflect on this week's Apple event, Star Wars, and the upcoming Frozen sequel.
|Mar 13, 2015|
Bonus: Apple Watch and MacBook Event
This is a special bonus Verge Live episode, recorded after Apple's March 9, 2015 event. As Apple wraps up its Spring Forward event — Apple Watch! A new MacBook! HBO Now on Apple TV! — Ross Miller and Chris Ziegler are heading to the studio for The Verge Live. Join us as we break down all the news of the day, and later on, we're joined by Casey Newton, who is live at the event... hopefully stealing us a few $10,000 trinkets.
|Mar 09, 2015|
The Vergecast 143: Infinity Gigabytes and Infinity Buckets
The Vergecast is a roller coaster of emotions this week. Dieter breaks down and shares his feelings about the Galaxy S6, Nilay declares his love for lambos, Chris expounds upon luxury, and Sam expresses profound confusion when presented with the words "Wayne's World."
|Mar 06, 2015|
The Vergecast 142: Ikecheck
We've captured lightning in a bottle this week. We somehow managed to record The Vergecast in the brief moments between the Arizonan llamas and the white-gold-blue-black dress debate. It was a moment of clarity, a calm we didn't know we should have savored. Journey back with us to that simpler time, and hear Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Chris Ziegler, and Sam Sheffer weigh in on the FCC's net neutrality ruling, the price of an Apple Watch, the upcoming Galaxy S 6, and the classic 1992 romantic thriller, The Bodyguard.
|Feb 27, 2015|
The Vergecast 141: Vaping Alone with Wikipedia
Are you ready to settle in for another hard tech episode? I hope so, because that's what we have this week. Nilay, Dieter, Chris, and Sam bring the beef/sweat/swag/hype to the table to discuss Jony Ive, cars, Sony, and the merits of various Matrix sequels.
|Feb 20, 2015|
The Vergecast 140: I Will Putter in RadioShack
We're back in the Bohn Zone this week. Nilay is away, but Dieter, Ross, Chris, and Sam are here to weave a tapestry of technology and pop culture, with a very professional introduction to kick it all off. Plus, this episode features the premiere of What's Tech, Chris Plante's new podcast. If you like What's Tech, be sure to subscribe on iTunes, or paste this feed into your favorite podcast app.
|Feb 13, 2015|
The Vergecast 139: In the Tweet Mix
This week's show includes a very special attempt at an actual introduction. That's right, we're rolling out the red carpet for Nicholas Carlson, Business Insider's chief correspondent. The professionalism doesn't last for long, though, as we quickly devolve into the mathematical definition of a hypecheck, the FCC's role in the future of the internet, and Apple's new take on photo management.
|Feb 06, 2015|
The Vergecast 138: Dressed as a Pirate
It's a very special episode of The Vergecast. This is David Pierce's final day at The Verge, and as such, we have dressed him as a pirate and forced him to discuss technology, film, and the merits of Snapchat. Nilay Patel wrangles the troops, Sam Sheffer brings the swag, and Emily Yoshida is back from Park City to reflect on Sundance.
|Jan 30, 2015|
The Vergecast Special Edition: The 2015 Sundance Film Festival
The Verge's Casey Newton, Emily Yoshida and Bryan Bishop chat about the films of the Sundance Film Festival, the huge steps Oculus is making in the narrative film world, and the unstoppable force of nature that is James Franco.
|Jan 27, 2015|
The Vergecast 137: Business Hole
It's been quite the week, as evidenced by the fact the Dieter has been awake for a full 24 hours at this point. We've got BIll Gates, holograms, local Super Bowl ads, and a tired variation on a classic genre we like to call "lazy jazz." Join Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Chris Plante, and his Swaggesty Sam Sheffer on a journey through time and incoherence on this week's show.
|Jan 23, 2015|
The Vergecast 136: Heartbeat Trolling Everyone All the Time
We're going hard tech with Nilay Patel, Chris Ziegler, and special British guest Tom Warren. We've got Microsoft, Apple, VR, Hyperloop, and dispatches from the North American International Auto Show. And, of course, Sam Sheffer is on hand to check the hype at various points along the way. It's beef.
|Jan 16, 2015|
The Verge YouTube Roundtable at CES
Join Dieter Bohn, Austin Evans, Marques Brownlee, and Jonathan Morrison as they discuss the best gadgets they saw at CES 2015.
|Jan 10, 2015|
The Vergecast 135: CES 2015, Day 3
They said it wasn't possible. They said the show couldn't go on. And yet, here we are, at the fourth and final Vergecast of CES 2015. Send the week off with your friends Nilay Patel, Casey Newton, Nitasha Tiku, and Emily Yoshida.
|Jan 09, 2015|
The Vergecast 134: CES 2015, Day 2
It's Day 2 of CES 2015. We're confused, we're delirious, and we have a lot of feelings about Say Anything. Join Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Chris Plante, and Sam Sheffer on this live Vergecast odyssey from the show floor.
|Jan 08, 2015|
The Vergecast 133: CES 2015, Day 1
On this, the first official day of CES 2015, The Vergecast is a reflection on the day's experiences. Nilay Patel yells across the floor to Sony's booth, Chris Ziegler relinquishes control to a self-driving car, Chris Plante breaks things on the show floor, and special guest Joanna Stern has a selfie stick. Join us, won't you?
|Jan 07, 2015|
The Vergecast 132: CES 2015, Day 0
CES is here, and the Vergecast has come along with it. Join Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Chris Plante on a journey through the show's biggest news. We’ve got cars, the Internet of Things, smart TVs, and more forklifts than we ever anticipated being on the podcast.
|Jan 06, 2015|
The Vergecast 131: Texting for Drugs
As the year winds to a close, we reflect back on the horrors of hacking, the collusion against Goliath, the merits of a physical keyboard, and something about The Mars Volta. Programming note: The holidays are upon us, so the next official Vergecast will be coming to you from CES 2015 at the beginning of January. Have a wonderful New Year!
|Dec 19, 2014|
The Vergecast 130: Roomba with a Knife
We're joining the enterprise on this week's Vergecast. Sony, Microsoft, Apple—we've got all your corporate backend stories covered. Plus, Dieter introduces us to the native vocabulary of Minnesota.
|Dec 12, 2014|
The Vergecast 129: You've Got to Be a Grownup When You're on the Internet
CONFIDENTIAL - DO NOT DISTRIBUTE As The Vergecast progresses as a premier, category leading podcast, it is important to identify its core strengths and messaging. To that end, we have identified some key themes: -Confused introductions -Varied degrees of Star Wars enthusiasm -Hype -British Christmas specials -Principals -Food and Man living in harmony
|Dec 05, 2014|
The Vergecast 128: Stephen Elop, King of Thieves
It was a week of learning and growth on the Vergecast. Specific lessons included who actually owns Nokia, who has used an Apple Watch, what qualifies as a varsity sport, the merits of Pitch Perfect, and just how little of the 90s Sam remembers. Programming note: The Vergecast will be taking next week off, in observance of Thanksgiving, but we'll be back the following week.
|Nov 21, 2014|
The Vergecast 127: Artisanal Hipster Vinyls
This week's show involves a lot of policy: policy on the internet, policy in music, policy concerning not being stabbed when retrieving your stolen iPhone. And then there was something involving Taylor Swift and Scooby Doo.
|Nov 14, 2014|
The Vergecast 126: Hypecheck
To some, it's a black-and-white answer. To others, it's a subtle gray. Some say hype can't be felt, only psychically perceived. It's a beacon of hope, a pillar of truth. We cannot see it, but we know it exists. It's everywhere and nowhere, all at once. We follow its call, but fear its power. We may never agree about what hype truly is, but that doesn't matter. We all know deep down inside that what really counts is that hype is in us all: teeming, stirring, ready to be checked.
|Nov 07, 2014|
The Vergecast 125: I Have 23 Children
The hype meter is off the charts this week. The sweat is real. This Vergecast is beef, not bust. Our hosts Nilay Patel, Chris Plante, and The Verge's social beast Sam Sheffer begin the hour with a reflection on various motorized death machines and enormous phones. Then David Pierce steps in to discuss super heroes, Apple Pay vs. CurrentC, Microsoft's fitness band, and Chris's alarming misunderstanding of contraception. Join us, won't you?
|Oct 30, 2014|
The Vergecast 124: An Incorrect Oral History of Vaping
Following an immediate but brief foray into Nilay Patel’s dark memoir-in-progress, the Vergecast progresses nicely into a week chock full of news, led by Nilay, Dieter Bohn, and David Pierce. We have Google’s new Nexus lineup, Apple’s new iPads and iMac, a brave new email paradigm, and Twitter’s content problems. Then, for some reason, there was some mild debate about the nature of vaping, but you’ll have to listen to fully grasp that thread.
|Oct 24, 2014|
The Vergecast 123: Apple's October 2014 Event
This week is a Very Special Episode of the Vergecast. In fact, it's The Verge Live, straight from Apple's October event. Ross Miller and Chris Ziegler are joined by Dieter Bohn on the ground in California to discuss new iPads, new iMacs, new OSes, and Stephen Colbert. (If you'd like to watch this special live show in video form, check it out here: http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/16/6988049/the-verge-live-ipad-2014)
|Oct 17, 2014|
The Vergecast 122: A Meter of Sweat
Chris Plante joins Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn on this week's Vergecast to read his unstructured, free verse poetry about the HTC Re Camera. Or maybe it's Re Poetry. Either way, let's just be thankful that there's not a macron diacritical mark above the "e" in Re, that way lies madness. We also discuss Apple before taking a hard turn into talking about what's happening in Gamergate.
|Oct 10, 2014|
The Vergecast 121: Milwaukee With Rich People
The Vergecast is back with Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, new Verge science editor Liz Lopatto, and notable humanoid trollbeast TC Sottek. There was Ebola, Windows 10, really good Twitter stuff, and then Dieter foolishly took a bet that will see him use a BlackBerry Passport for the next two weeks. It got real.
|Oct 03, 2014|
The Vergecast 120: The Robot Nearly Killed Me
The Vergecast is back with Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Tom Warren. No iPhones were bent in the creation of this episode, nor were any bricked by rogue iOS updates. Microsoft's product strategy turned out to be remarkably similar to Taco Bell's, we discovered, and then there was the robot. The robot is definitely trying to kill us.
|Sep 26, 2014|
The Vergecast 119: Diego is useless
Yes, finally: The Vergecast is really back, and there's a whole lot to talk about. This week, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and David Pierce get together to discuss their impressions of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Amazon's slew of new tablets, and Microsoft's purchase of Minecraft. Oh, and Dora the Explorer too. Download MP3 (31.5 MB)
|Sep 19, 2014|
The Vergecast 118: pardon me, is that Apple you're wearing?
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology. On this week's episode, we discuss the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch. Join Nilay Patel, Chris Ziegler, and Dieter Bohn as they go over their hands-on impressions and agonizing decisions over which iPhone to get.
|Sep 13, 2014|
The Vergecast 116 - Getting in touch with Android Wear
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology. On this week's episode, we discuss the announcement of Android Wear, the presence of VR at GDC 2014, and the hiatus of the show.
|Mar 21, 2014|
The Vergecast 115 - Finding your digital prophet
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology. On this week's episode, we discuss SXSW, compare Jared Leto to a beautiful pony, and explore the notion of heaven as portrayed by Philadelphia Cream Cheese commercials.
|Mar 14, 2014|
The Vergecast 114 - The man behind Bitcoin and the return of 'Shaq Fu'
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology — and anything else that pops into the twisted minds of this week's hosts. Join Joshua Topolsky, Katie Drummond, and T.C. Sottek for a discussion on the reported uncovering of the man behind Bitcoin, LSD therapy, and the return of Shaq Fu.
|Mar 07, 2014|
The Vergecast 113 - Six degrees of 'Lawnmower Man'
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology — and anything else that pops into the twisted minds of this week's hosts. Join Joshua Topolsky, Ross Miller, and T.C. Sottek for a scintillating discussion on latest tech news. On this week's episode, we talk about how cable network oligopolies and the FCC are ruining the internet, whether the new Samsung Gear line is what consumers have been waiting for, and how Google is slowly buying up an entire town.
|Feb 28, 2014|
The Vergecast 112 - Why Facebook acquired WhatsApp
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology — and anything else that pops into the twisted minds of this week's hosts. Join Dieter Bohn, Chris Ziegler, David Pierce, and Ellis Hamburger for a scintillating discussion on latest tech news. On this week's episode, we discuss the dizzying sums of money Facebook spent on WhatsApp, the Loop mobile wallet, and Google's indoor mapping prototype, Project Tango. Audio:
|Feb 21, 2014|
The Vergecast 111 - Comcast and TWC, the Lumia Icon, and NSA protest
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology. On this episode, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Adi Robertson discuss Comcast and Time Warner Cable's recently announced merger, Verizon's Lumia Icon, and how we didn't fight back on The Day We Fight Back. Audio: Download MP3 (28.1 MB) Subscribe to the podcast (iTunes audio) Subscribe to the podcast (iTunes video) Subscribe to the podcast (RSS) Subscribe to the podcast (Video RSS) Video:
|Feb 14, 2014|
The Vergecast 110 - The red Nexus 5, Satya Nadella, and the odd success of Flappy Bird
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology. On this week's episode, Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Ross Miller discussed the red Nexus 5, Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella, and the strange success of Flappy Bird. Audio: Download MP3 (35.4 MB) Subscribe to the podcast (iTunes audio) Subscribe to the podcast (iTunes video) Subscribe to the podcast (RSS) Subscribe to the podcast (Video RSS) Video: Also available on YouTube.
|Feb 07, 2014|
The Vergecast 109 - Google's sale of Motorola, the iPod's decline, and Daft Punk helmets
The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, technology, and anything else our hosts might deem interesting. On this week's episode, Joshua Topolsky, Nilay Patel, and Dieter Bohn talk about Google's attempt to sell Motorola to Lenovo, the declining sales of the iPod, and the obvious benefits of a Daft Punk helmet. Audio: Download MP3 (34.3 MB) Subscribe to the podcast (iTunes audio) Subscribe to the podcast (iTunes video) Subscribe to the podcast (RSS) Subscribe to the podcast (Video RSS) Video:
|Jan 31, 2014|