The Vergecast podcast

The Vergecast

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  The Verge  

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

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

 

#741

Tales of a shopping influencer

Today on the flagship podcast of the economic theory of Dave and Busters: 02:50 - The Verge’s Mia Sato shares her experience on a new shopping app called Flip, which is filled with only videos that earn affiliate revenue.  --- [Where everyone’s an influencer and everything’s for sale] (https://www.theverge.com/24078625/flip-influencers-tiktok-shopping-product-reviews-monetization) 35:34 - The Verge’s Vjeran Pavic and Becca Farsace chat with David Piece about the new Fuji X100VI, and why this line of cameras was a sensation on social media.  --- [Fujifilm announces the X100VI, its follow-up to a TikTok sensation] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/20/24075147/fujifilm-x100vi-camera-announced-features-price) --- [The internet's NEW favorite camera? (Fuji X100VI)] (https://youtu.be/jNb4hPvLWYQ?si=94MUeejVH4mcLN9m) --- [Fujifilm X100T review] (https://www.theverge.com/2014/12/15/7391089/fujifilm-x100t-review) 57:44 - Verge producer Will Poor answers a follow-up question about the right to repair legislation in this week’s Vergecast Hotline. Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

13 hrs Ago

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:09

13 hrs Ago


#740

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

Over the next two Sundays on  [The Vergecast] (https://pod.link/vergecast) , The Verge’s Jennifer Pattison-Tuohy and David Pierce dig into the dream smart kitchen, the less-than-dreamy reality of the situation, and what it might take to make cooking, cleaning, meal-prepping, and eating more efficient and more fun. On this episode, Jen takes us on a tour of her own smart(ish) kitchen, and explains why the kitchen often feels left behind in the overall smart home race. Then, Jen and David are joined by Ben Harris, the CEO of  [Fresco] (https://frescocooks.com/) ; and Nick Holzherr, the co-founder of  [Samsung Food] (https://samsungfood.com/) . They tell us about the opportunities and challenges in reinventing the way we cook and eat, and explain why the AI revolution might usher in huge change. Further reading: --- [This smart oven solved my work-from-home lunchtime conundrum] (https://www.theverge.com/23633000/tovala-smart-oven-air-fryer-review) --- [2023 in the smart home: Matter’s broken promises] (https://www.theverge.com/23997548/matter-smart-home-2023-platforms) --- [How the smart home is finally getting out of your phone and into your home] (https://www.theverge.com/24043060/smart-home-interface-map-view-samsung-lg-amazon-ces-2024) --- [Appliance makers are teaming up to reduce your electricity usage — and save you cash] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24027381/samsung-lg-ge-launch-new-connected-energy-management-interface) --- [This smart mixer did not make me a better baker] (https://www.theverge.com/23998244/ge-profile-smart-mixer-review) --- [Can Samsung Food usher in a new era for the smart kitchen?] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/8/31/23853978/samsung-food-app-smart-kitchen-ifa-2023) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

25 Feb 2024

57 MINS

57:06

25 Feb 2024


#739

The AIs are officially out of control

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss ChatGPT and Gemini updates, Walmart acquiring Vizio, Apple's Sports app, and more. Further reading: --- [Google cut a deal with Reddit for AI training data] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/22/24080165/google-reddit-ai-training-data) --- [Google apologizes for ‘missing the mark’ after Gemini generated racially diverse Nazis ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/21/24079371/google-ai-gemini-generative-inaccurate-historical) --- [Google’s open-source Gemma AI models draw from the research behind Gemini] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/21/24078610/google-gemma-gemini-small-ai-model-open-source) --- [ChatGPT spat out gibberish for many users overnight before OpenAI fixed it] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/21/24079047/chatgpt-malfunction-hallucination-responses-openai) --- [One month with Microsoft’s AI vision of the future: Copilot Pro] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/21/24078972/microsoft-copilot-pro-ai-hands-on-features) --- [Gemini, Gemma, Goose. ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/21/24079616/gemini-gemma-goose) --- [OpenAI can’t register ‘GPT’ as a trademark — yet] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/16/24075304/trademark-pto-openai-gpt-deny) --- [Artificial investment] (https://www.theverge.com/24075086/ai-investment-hype-earnings) --- [Walmart to acquire Vizio in $2.3 billion deal] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/20/24078060/walmart-vizio-acquisition-deal) --- [Echo Hub review: a simple, customizable smart home control panel] (https://www.theverge.com/24078558/echo-hub-review-alexa-amazon-smart-control-panel) --- [Samsung details a host of audio upgrades coming to its phones, tablets, and TVs] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/20/24078026/samsung-galaxy-buds-auracast-360-audio-auto-switch-support) --- [Apple says the iPhone 15’s battery got better — but won’t say how] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/21/24078576/apple-iphone-15-pro-max-battery-health-charging-ios-17-4) --- [Rice is not included in Apple’s official guidance for a wet phone] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/19/24077532/apple-support-document-wet-iphone-no-rice) --- [One of the last small-ish Android phones looks like it's going the way of the iPhone Mini] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/20/24078500/asus-zenfone-11-ultra-small-phone)   --- [OnePlus is getting back into the smartwatch game] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/20/24078098/oneplus-watch-2-smartwatch-mwc-2024) --- [The Garmin Forerunner 165 could be a great budget running watch] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/20/24074043/garmin-forerunner-165-smartwatch-fitness-tracking-wearable)   --- [Sony’s PlayStation Portal hacked to run emulated PSP games] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/20/24078024/sony-playstation-portal-hack-mod-psp-emulator) --- [Framework is selling a cheap modular laptop ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/21/24079454/framework-laptop-16-shipping-new-13-inch-model) --- [Wyze says camera breach let 13,000 customers briefly see into other people’s homes] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/19/24077233/wyze-security-camera-breach-13000-customers-events) --- [Apple launches Apple Sports app with scores and betting odds ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/21/24079064/apple-sports-app-launch-iphone-live-scores-odds-stats) --- [Apple is already defending iMessage against tomorrow’s quantum computing attacks ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/21/24079081/apple-imessage-pq3-post-quantum-cryptography) --- [IBM quantum computing updates: System Two and Heron] (https://www.theverge.com/23988271/ibm-quantum-heron-system-two-jerry-chow-qubits) --- [Microsoft and Intel strike a custom chip manufacturing deal] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/21/24079336/microsoft-intel-chip-partnership-foundry-tsmc) --- [Rivian says it is laying off 10 percent of its workforce as EV woes deepen] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/21/24079572/rivian-layoff-ev-production-q4-earnings) --- [Ford slashes Mustang Mach-E prices again as EV price war enters its second year] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/20/24078295/ford-mustang-mach-e-price-cut-ev-price-war-tesla) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

23 Feb 2024

1 HR 25 MINS

1:25:43

23 Feb 2024


#738

The right to repair – and play games anywhere

Today on the flagship podcast of sneaky gaming strategies: 03:45 - Verge producer Will Poor reports on a right-to-repair bill in Oregon and what's next in the right-to-repair movement. --- [The right-to-repair movement is just getting started] (https://www.theverge.com/23951200/right-to-repair-law-apple-ifixit-iphone) --- [Status of Right to Repair legislation state by state, via repair.org] (https://www.repair.org/legislation) --- [iFixit explains parts pairing] (https://www.ifixit.com/News/69320/how-parts-pairing-kills-independent-repair) --- [Jessa Jones’ iPad Rehab] (https://www.ipadrehab.com/) --- [Apple Is Lobbying Against Right to Repair Six Months After Supporting Right to Repair] (https://www.404media.co/apple-is-lobbying-against-right-to-repair-again/) --- [The current draft of Oregon’s Right to Repair bill] (https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2024R1/Downloads/ProposedAmendment/25839) 33:13 - Tom Warren breaks down the news from Microsoft’s gaming chief about Xbox games coming to PS5 and next-gen hardware. --- [Microsoft’s gaming chief on Xbox games coming to PS5, next-gen hardware, and more] (https://www.theverge.com/24073666/microsoft-gaming-phil-spencer-interview-ps5-switch-games) 1:00:49 - David Pierce and Alex Cranz answer a question from The Vergecast Hotline about the crackdown on password sharing for streaming services. --- [Netflix might ruin password sharing for everyone ] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/5/26/23737858/netflix-password-sharing-crackdown-streaming-industry) --- [Disney Plus is finally cracking down on password sharing in the US] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/6/24063799/disney-plus-password-crackdown-us) --- [Hulu is cracking down on password sharing, just like Disney Plus and Netflix] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/31/24057641/hulu-password-sharing-crackdown) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.co] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.co) m or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

20 Feb 2024

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:15

20 Feb 2024


#737

The shine comes off the Vision Pro

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss Apple fans starting to return the Vision Pro, Xbox exclusive games, Super Bowl streaming troubles, and more. Further reading: --- [Apple fans are starting to return their Vision Pros] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/14/24072792/apple-vision-pro-early-adopters-returns) --- [Zuckerberg says Quest 3 is ‘the better product’ vs. Apple’s Vision Pro] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/13/24072413/mark-zuckerberg-apple-vision-pro-review-quest-3) --- [Meta’s big vision for face computers might be better than Apple’s] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/14/24070729/ray-ban-meta-smart-glasses-apple-vision-pro-ar-vr) --- [Microsoft’s gaming chief on Xbox games coming to PS5, next-gen hardware, and more] (https://www.theverge.com/24073666/microsoft-gaming-phil-spencer-interview-ps5-switch-games) --- [Microsoft prepares to take Xbox everywhere] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/12/24067370/microsoft-xbox-playstation-switch-games-future-hardware) --- [Gemini Advanced is most impressive when it’s working with Google] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/14/24066552/google-openai-gemini-ultra-chatgpt-chatbots) --- [Gemini 1.5: Google’s next-gen AI model is almost ready ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/15/24073457/google-gemini-1-5-ai-model-llm) --- [Google’s Gemini assistant is fantastic and frustrating] (https://www.theverge.com/24066399/google-gemini-voice-assistant-app-android) --- [OpenAI introduces Sora, its text-to-video AI model] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/15/24074151/openai-sora-text-to-video-ai) --- [ChatGPT’s memory gives OpenAI’s chatbot new information about you ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/13/24071106/chatgpt-memory-openai-ai-chatbot-history) --- [Can watermarks save us from deepfakes?] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/13/24067991/watermark-generative-ai-deepfake-copyright) --- [Automating ableism] (https://www.theverge.com/24066641/disability-ableism-ai-census-qalys)   --- [The text file that runs the internet] (https://www.theverge.com/24067997/robots-txt-ai-text-file-web-crawlers-spiders)   --- [Apple won’t be forced to open up iMessage by EU] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/13/23990679/apple-imessage-european-union-digital-markets-act-core-platform-service) --- [FCC commissioner wants to investigate Apple over Beeper Mini shutdown ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/12/24071226/fcc-commissioner-brendan-carr-apple-beeper-mini) --- [Apple appears to be breaking iPhone web apps in the EU] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/14/24072764/apple-progressive-web-apps-eu-ios-17-4) --- [Walmart might buy Vizio to win the fight over cheap TVs ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/13/24072191/walmart-vizio-smart-tv-acquisition-rumor) --- [AI at Work] (https://www.theverge.com/24054383/ai-work-business-automation-jobs-chatgpt) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

16 Feb 2024

1 HR 44 MINS

1:44:11

16 Feb 2024


#736

Passkeys might really kill passwords

Today on the flagship podcast of [video podcasts] (https://www.youtube.com/theverge) : 02:52 - The Verge's David Pierce chats with 1Password's Anna Pobletts about good password hygiene, passkeys, and the upsides of a third-party password manager. --- [Passkeys: all the news and updates around passwordless sign-on support] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/9/29/23895518/passkey-passwordless-login-announcements-news-updates) --- [Biometrics? Bring it on: why Okta’s Jameeka Green Aaron wants passwords to go away] (https://www.theverge.com/23850354/biometrics-breaches-okta-jameeka-green-aaron-passwords-passkeys-security) --- [How to use a passkey to sign in to your Google account] (https://www.theverge.com/23712758/google-passkey-password-2fa-security-how-to) --- [1Password’s passkeys explainer] (https://www.future.1password.com/passkeys/) 31:56 - Victoria Song joins the show to discuss the state of wearables and why this may be the year for the smart ring. --- [Fossil is quitting smartwatches] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/26/24052275/fossil-quitting-smartwatches-android-wear-os) --- [This might be the year of the smart ring] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/12/24034978/smart-ring-oura-ring-evie-ring-zepp-helio-ces-2024) --- [The best smartwatches for Android] (https://www.theverge.com/23449363/best-android-smartwatches-wear-os) --- [The best fitness trackers to buy right now] (https://www.theverge.com/22985108/best-fitness-tracker) 58:46 -Later, David answers a question from The Vergecast Hotline. --- [Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not] (https://www.theverge.com/24054862/apple-vision-pro-review-vr-ar-headset-features-price) --- [Here’s how much the Vision Pro’s accessories cost] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/19/24044016/vision-pro-accessories-apple-care-price) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Subscribe to [The Verge's YouTube channel] (https://www.youtube.com/theverge) for full Vergecast episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Feb 2024

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:43

13 Feb 2024


#735

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

The Verge's David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Adi Robertson discuss sports streaming, Apple Vision Pro updates, Bluesky removing its invite system, and more. Further reading: --- [ESPN, Fox, and Warner Bros. are putting together a juggernaut sports streaming app] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/6/24064007/espn-fox-warner-bros-sports-streaming-partnership) --- [Disney Plus will start its password-sharing crackdown this summer] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/7/24065158/disney-plus-password-account-sharing-summer-2024) --- [Disney invests $1.5 billion in Epic to create ‘persistent universe’ tied to Fortnite] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/7/24065281/disney-epic-games-investment-fortnite-metaverse) --- [Apple TV+ Became HBO Before HBO Could Become Netflix] (https://spyglass.org/its-not-tv-its-apple-tv-plus/) --- [@lucas_shaw • All these articles should be required to note that nobody watches Apple TV+. • Threads] (https://www.threads.net/@lucas_shaw/post/C2_sauju9vw) --- [A new Vision Pro teardown shows Apple’s incredible pixel density] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/7/24064558/apple-vision-pro-pixel-density-ifixit-teardown) --- [Apple’s first Vision Pro beta lets you bring virtual items closer ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/6/24063746/apple-vision-pro-first-beta-1-1-device-management) --- [Apple’s Vision Pro launch day photo drop captures eager customers.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/2/24059947/apples-vision-pro-launch-day-photo-drop-captures-eager-customers) --- [The Vision Pro’s killer app: Cybertruck clout-chasing accessory] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/6/24063317/vision-pro-viral-videos-tesla-cybertruck-autopilot) --- [YouTube says a Vision Pro app is ‘on the roadmap’ ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/5/24062425/youtube-vision-pro-app-360-vr-video) --- [Vision Pro’s Personas look a little crisper after latest beta update.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/7/24064424/vision-pros-personas-look-a-little-crisper-after-latest-beta-update) --- [It’s been 10 hours.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/2/24059909/its-been-10-hours) --- [Bluesky social network drops invite-only sign ups] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/6/24062837/bluesky-drops-invite-system-begins-federation-at-protocol) --- [The fediverse, explained: Mastodon, Threads, and the open future of social networking] (https://www.theverge.com/24063290/fediverse-explained-activitypub-social-media-open-protocol) --- [X hits number one on the Apple App Store amid second celebrity image scandal] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/7/24064992/x-app-store-drake-nude-moderation) --- [The FCC bans robocalls with AI-generated voices] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/8/24066169/fcc-robocall-ai-voices-ban) --- [Ford quietly created its own ‘skunkworks’ team to develop low-cost electric vehicles] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/7/24064545/ford-skunkworks-low-cost-ev-battery-tesla) --- [Apple is still working on foldable iPhones and iPads] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/7/24064617/apple-foldable-iphone-ipad-rumor-z-flip-5) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

09 Feb 2024

1 HR 18 MINS

1:18:12

09 Feb 2024


#734

How AI will change phones — and the whole internet

Today on the flagship podcast of anti-glare coatings: 03:58 - Josh Miller, CEO The Browser Company, joins the show to chat about the Arc Search mobile browser. --- [Arc Search: a new iPhone app combining browser, search, and AI] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/28/24053882/arc-search-browser-web-app-ios) --- [The Arc browser is the Chrome replacement I've been waiting for] (https://www.theverge.com/23462235/arc-web-browser-review)   48:34 - Allison Johnson shares her review of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S24 phones. --- [Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra review: all that and AI] (https://www.theverge.com/24053907/samsung-galaxy-s24-ultra-review-ai-screen-camera-battery) --- [Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus review: smart choices] (https://www.theverge.com/24058916/samsung-galaxy-s24-plus-review-screen-battery-camera) 1:18:54- David Pierce answers a question from The Vergecast Hotline about the Apple Vision Pro. --- [Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not] (https://www.theverge.com/24054862/apple-vision-pro-review-vr-ar-headset-features-price) --- [Meta’s Quest headsets add spatial video and pinch controls to compete with Vision Pr] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/1/24058088/meta-quest-3-spatial-video-vision-pro) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

06 Feb 2024

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:37

06 Feb 2024


#733

Is this peak TikTok?

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the Apple Vision Pro review rating, changes to the TikTok app, streaming news, and more. Further reading: --- [Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not] (https://www.theverge.com/24054862/apple-vision-pro-review-vr-ar-headset-features-price) --- [The Vision Pro is a computer for the age of walled gardens] (https://www.theverge.com/24055677/apple-vision-pro-epic-netflix-app-ecosystem-monopoly) --- [Apple’s Vision Pro battery pack is hiding the final boss of Lightning cables] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/31/24057392/apple-vision-pro-battery-lightning-cable) --- [Even without Netflix and YouTube, Apple’s Vision Pro has over 600 apps at launch] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/1/24057955/apple-vision-pro-apps-launch) --- [TikTok loses Taylor Swift, Drake, and other major Universal Music artists] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/1/24057839/umg-pulls-tiktok-music-ai-contract-dispute) --- [UMG set to remove music from TikTok amid AI and payment concerns] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/31/24056727/universal-music-group-umg-tiktok-music-removal-ai-pay-negotiations) --- [TikTok test automatically identifies products in videos and offers purchase links] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/30/24055388/tiktok-shoppable-videos-automatic-product-discovery) --- [TikTok goes full YouTube] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/29/24054906/tiktok-youtube-horizontal-videos-creators) --- [Hulu is cracking down on password sharing, just like Disney Plus and Netflix] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/31/24057641/hulu-password-sharing-crackdown) --- [The death of the Amazon deal could mean goodbye iRobot] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/31/24057077/irobot-amazon-deal-collapse-roomba-uncertain-future) --- [Lawmakers propose anti-nonconsensual AI porn bill after Taylor Swift controversy] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/30/24056385/congress-defiance-act-proposed-ban-nonconsensual-ai-porn) --- [All the news from Congress’ Big Tech child safety hearing] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/31/24056136/congress-child-safety-hearing-kosa-meta-x-discord-snap-tiktok) --- [Snap is recalling and refunding every drone it ever sold] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/1/24058119/snap-recall-pixy-drone-refund) --- [TikTok’s CEO can’t catch a break from xenophobia in Congress] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/31/24057422/tiktok-ceo-child-safety-hearing-tom-cotton-xenophobia) --- [Your home’s internet connection could soon be called .internal] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/30/24055534/web-private-network-internal-icann-name) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Feb 2024

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:10

02 Feb 2024


#732

The Apple Vision Pro review

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Nilay's review of the Apple Vision Pro, and then answer questions from our listeners. Further reading: --- [Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not ] (https://www.theverge.com/24054862/apple-vision-pro-review-vr-ar-headset-features-price) --- [Apple Vision Pro review] (https://youtu.be/hdwaWxY11jQ?si=YwB6WD5Ir1p0-kL4) (video) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

30 Jan 2024

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:53

30 Jan 2024


#731

Apple (grumpily) opens up the App Store

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Apple allowing alternative browser engines in the EU, Netflix getting WWE, Pixel 9 leaks, and more. Further reading: --- [Apple is bringing sideloading and alternate app stores to the iPhone] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/25/24050200/apple-third-party-app-stores-allowed-iphone-ios-europe-digital-markets-act) --- [Apple is allowing alternative browser engines in iOS 17.4 — but only in the EU] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/25/24050478/apple-ios-17-4-browser-engines-eu) --- [Apple opens App Store to game streaming services] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/25/24050430/apple-app-store-game-streaming) --- [Netflix is turning into cable TV ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/23/24047817/netflix-is-turning-into-cable-tv) --- [Netflix is going to take away its cheapest ad-free plan] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/23/24048107/netflix-basic-subscription-ads-earnings-q4-2023) --- [WWE Monday Night Raw is ditching cable for Netflix] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/23/24047785/netflix-monday-night-raw-exclusive-live-streaming-leaving-cable) --- [The Mac turns 40 — and keeps on moving] (https://www.theverge.com/24048479/apple-mac-40-anniversary) --- [Looking back on 40 years of Macintosh] (https://www.theverge.com/24047857/macintosh-40th-anniversary-apple-imac-powerbook-macbook-studio-pro-air)   --- [The Pixel 9 leaks are already here] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/23/24048246/pixel-9-pro-leak-specs-google) --- [Leaked pictures show a very blue Pixel 9.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/24/24049483/leaked-pictures-show-a-very-blue-pixel-9)   --- [The Vision Pro’s most important app is Safari, whether Apple likes it or not] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/20/24044343/apple-vision-pro-safari-killer-app) --- [Vision Pro cover glass repairs will set you back $799 without AppleCare Plus] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/19/24044605/apple-vision-pro-repair-price-applecare-plus) --- [Apple tells artists how much more money they can make with spatial audio] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/22/24047461/apple-music-spatial-audio-royalties-dolby-atmos-streaming) --- [Inside India’s race to cool 1.3 billion people in a warming world] (https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/14/16290934/india-air-conditioner-cooler-design-climate-change-cept-symphony) --- [Nintendo goes after the Palworld Pokémon modder] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/23/24047854/nintendo-palworld-pokemon-mod-youtube-dmca) --- [The Pokémon Company says it will ‘investigate’ Palworld] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/25/24050320/pokemon-palworld-investigation-copyright-plagiarism) --- [This baby is covered in old flip phones and chips — and you cannot afford it] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/23/24047903/schiaparelli-couture-paris-fashion-week-robot-tech-baby-dress) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

26 Jan 2024

1 HR 22 MINS

1:22:20

26 Jan 2024


#730

From the Macintosh to the Vision Pro — and beyond

Today on the flagship podcast of really old computers: 03:54 - Walt Mossberg, former Verge executive editor and longtime Wall Street Journal tech columnist, joins the show to discuss forty years of the Macintosh computer. --- [Mossberg - The Verge] (https://www.theverge.com/walt-mossberg-verge) --- [The Mac turns 40 — and keeps on moving] (https://www.theverge.com/24048479/apple-mac-40-anniversary) --- [Steve Jobs Introduces the Macintosh] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tQ5XwvjPmA) --- [Looking back on 40 years of Macintosh] (https://www.theverge.com/24047857/macintosh-40th-anniversary-apple-imac-powerbook-macbook-studio-pro-air) 40:28 - Ali Abdaal chats about his new book "Feel Good Productivity: How to Do More of What Matters To You" and why overthinking your productivity system might not be such a good idea. ---  [Ali Abdaal - YouTube] (https://www.youtube.com/@aliabdaal) --- [Feel Good Productivity] (https://www.feelgoodproductivity.com/) 1:06:53 - David Pierce answers a question from the Vergecast Hotline about laptops. --- [The best laptops you can get] (https://www.theverge.com/21250695/best-laptops) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) [ ] (ergecast@theverge.com%20) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

24 Jan 2024

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:31

24 Jan 2024


#729

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

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Victoria Song, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the Apple Vision Pro demo, the Samsung Galaxy S24 announcement, and more of this week's tech news. [Watch the video here] (https://youtu.be/wxyOQom8V7o?si=wTXFeV4Dkz-NbGwf) Further reading: --- [Apple Vision Pro hands-on, again, for the first time] (https://www.theverge.com/24040075/apple-vision-pro-hands-on-virtual-reality) --- [Apple Vision Pro demos will include scanning your glasses to identify your prescription] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/14/24037822/apple-vision-pro-store-demos-release) --- [The Apple Vision Pro has a ‘guest’ mode for your friends to try it] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/16/24039995/apple-vision-pro-guest-mode-friends) --- [Apple Vision Pro will launch with 3D movies from Disney Plus] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/16/24039960/apple-vision-pro-3d-movies-disney-plus) --- [Netflix’s app won’t work on the Vision Pro] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/17/24042179/netflix-apple-vision-pro-app) --- [Magic Leap’s CEO isn’t worried about competing with the Apple Vision Pro.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/17/24041234/magic-leaps-ceo-isnt-worried-about-competing-with-the-apple-vision-pro) --- [Apple Watch ban: everything you need to know] (https://www.theverge.com/24009254/apple-watch-itc-ban-patent-dispute) --- [Apple Watch sales ban restarts Thursday] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/17/24041945/apple-watch-series-9-ultra-2-blood-oxygen-ban) --- [Apple Watches without banned blood oxygen features will go on sale Thursday morning] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/17/24042395/apple-watch-ultra-2-series-9-ban-blood-oxygen-stores) --- [This smartwatch has the tech that sparked the Apple Watch ban] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/18/24035351/masimo-freedom-smartwatch-patents-ces-2024) --- [Samsung is making a Galaxy Ring ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/17/24041859/samsung-smart-galaxy-ring-unpacked) --- [Samsung’s Galaxy S24 and AI event: all the news] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/17/24041928/samsung-galaxy-s24-ai-event-2024) --- [The Galaxy S24 Ultra is smarter, pricier, and just as big as ever] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/17/24040715/samsung-galaxy-s24-ultra-specs-price-ai)   --- [Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Ultra might fend off scratches just as well as drops] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/17/24041838/samsung-galaxy-s24-ultra-scratch-resistance-corning-gorilla-armor) --- [Samsung’s S24 and S24 Plus put new AI smarts in a polished package] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/17/24040372/samsung-galaxy-s24-plus-price-release-date-specs-features-ai-artificial-intelligence) --- [Samsung’s Galaxy S24 is first to be able to upload HDR photos to Instagram] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/18/24042649/samsung-galaxy-s24-instagram-snapchat-super-hdr-nightography-stabilized-video) --- [Google’s Circle to Search makes visual searches super simple] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/17/24041198/google-circle-to-search-samsung-galaxy-multi-search-generative-ai) --- [Samsung’s Galaxy AI is coming to 100 million Galaxy phones.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/18/24042645/samsungs-galaxy-ai-is-coming-to-100-million-galaxy-phones) --- [Meta’s new goal is to build artificial general intelligence] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/18/24042354/mark-zuckerberg-meta-agi-reorg-interview) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

19 Jan 2024

1 HR 37 MINS

1:37:24

19 Jan 2024


#728

Who will win the 2024 streaming wars?

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

17 Jan 2024

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:46

17 Jan 2024


#727

Rabbit, Ballie, and the other gadgets of CES 2024

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz follow up on all the rest of the gadgets and tech seen at CES 2024. Further reading: --- [CES 2024: all the TVs, laptops, smart home gear, and more from the show floor] (https://www.theverge.com/23971966/ces-2024-news-announcements-products) --- [The Rabbit R1 is an AI-powered gadget that can use your apps for you] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/9/24030667/rabbit-r1-ai-action-model-price-release-date) --- [Rabbit sells out 10,000 units of its R1 pocket AI companion in one day] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/10/24033498/rabbit-r1-sold-out-ces-ai) --- [Samsung’s Ballie robot is now a projector that follows you around ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24030713/samsung-ballie-robot-projector-ai-ces)   --- [Wi-Fi 7 quietly took off while everyone was looking at AI] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/11/24033022/wi-fi-7-laptops-gaming-ces-2024-lenovo-alienware-razer-msi-asus) --- [Wi-Fi 7 certification is now underway for new routers and devices ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24024838/wi-fi-certified-7-announced-ar-vr-streaming-4k-8k)   ---  [Belkin made an iPhone dock that can track you around the room ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/7/24023612/belkin-stand-pro-iphone-dockkit) ---  [Satechi’s new Qi2 charging stands are stylish and storable] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/9/24022384/satechi-wireless-charging-stand-qi2-15w-price-ces-2024) --- [Have yourself some more Thunderbolt 5.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24031008/have-yourself-some-more-thunderbolt-5) --- [Behold: the first Thunderbolt 5 port we’ve seen on an actual PC.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24029132/behold-the-first-thunderbolt-5-port-weve-seen-on-an-actual-pc) --- [I just watched the first interactive broadcast TV channel in the US] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/9/24031887/roxi-atsc-3-0-ces-2024-music-broadcast-app) --- [Thread Group is finally fixing Thread border routers ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24028203/thread-group-fix-credential-sharing-thread-border-router)   --- [The Aqara Hub M3 launches at CES 2024 ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24028209/aqara-hub-m3-matter-controller-thread-border-router-ces2024) --- [Google and Samsung team up to simplify Android sharing] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/9/24030353/google-quick-share-tiktok-home-hub-matter-lg-tv-chromecast) --- [Intel: ‘We are bringing the AI PC to the car’] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/9/24026990/intel-auto-car-ai-pc-soc-sdv-zeekr-ces) --- [Hyundai says hydrogen will play a ‘prominent role’ in going carbon neutral ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24029789/hyundai-hydrogen-software-ai-ces-2024)   --- [BMW turns inward for CES, announcing new gaming, streaming, AR, and AI features ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24024146/bmw-ces-2024-gaming-streaming-ar-alexa-teleoperate)   --- [VW’s software division and Bosch are testing robot parking and EV charging ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24025164/vw-cariad-bosch-autonomous-parking-robot-ev-charging-ces)   --- [Volkswagen says it’s putting ChatGPT in its cars for ‘enriching conversations’ ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24027112/volkswagen-chatgpt-openai-voice-assistant-cars-ces)   --- [Kia’s ‘Platform Beyond Vehicles’ is a family of modular electric minivans for businesses ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24028828/kia-platform-beyond-vehicle-pbv-modular-ev-ces)   --- [Mercedes-Benz taps Will.i.am to create an ‘interactive musical experience’ for its cars] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/9/24026661/mercedes-sound-drive-mbux-william-black-eyed-peas-ces) --- [Mercedes-Benz’s best-in-class voice assistant is getting an AI boost] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/9/24028012/mercedes-benz-mbux-voice-assistant-ai-llm-mbos-ces) --- [Honda debuts new global EV series, Honda Zero, coming in 2026] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/9/24030236/honda-zero-ev-global-series-concept-ces) --- [Google Chrome is coming to your car] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/9/24030082/google-built-in-android-auto-ev-chrome-ford-polestar) --- [Sony’s Afeela needs to be more than a feeling] (https://www.theverge.com/24033762/sony-afeela-hands-on-ces-2024) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Jan 2024

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:36

12 Jan 2024


#726

The TVs, monitors, and laptops at CES 2024

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz are discuss all the things with screens announced at CES 2024. Further reading: --- [I’ve looked through LG’s new transparent OLED TV and seen something special] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24029590/lg-oled-t-transparent-tv-announced-specs-features) --- [Samsung’s got its own transparent display.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24029650/samsungs-got-its-own-transparent-display) --- [Samsung’s new OLED TV could make annoying glare a thing of the past ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/7/24028974/samsung-s95d-qd-oled-tv-announced-glare-free-screen) --- [Samsung finally puts the TV at the heart of its smart home] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24028857/samsung-tv-smart-display-ballie-smartthings) --- [The Frame has become such a hit that Samsung is making a speaker version ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/7/24029243/samsung-music-frame-speaker-announced-specs-features)   --- [Intel’s new 14th Gen mobile processors are here for 2024’s gaming laptops ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24029708/intel-14th-gen-mobile-processors-specs-release-date-pricing-ces-2024)   --- [Lenovo’s latest 2-in-1 crams Windows and Android into one device ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24030533/lenovo-ces-laptops-legion-thinkpad-thinkbook) --- [Razer gaming laptops at CES 2024: Blade spec bumps and display upgrades ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24025680/razer-blade-14-16-18-cpu-ai-display-updates-usb-c-dock)    --- [Alienware’s M16 R2 trims the behind for less power and more portability ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24026555/dell-alienware-m16-r2-ces-2024-gaming-laptop)    --- [MSI Claw hands-on: the Steam Deck rival with Intel inside ] (https://www.theverge.com/24030779/msi-claw-portable-gaming-pc-hands-on)   --- [MSI’s Claw is an Intel-powered Windows competitor to Valve’s Steam Deck] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24026355/msi-claw-gaming-handheld-steam-deck-competitor-ces-2024-specs-features) --- [What if your Samsung flip phone could flip further?] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/9/24031959/what-if-your-samsung-flip-phone-could-flip-further) --- [Apple Vision Pro launches February 2nd ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24001858/apple-vision-pro-release-date-availability-price)   --- [Apple Vision Pro prescription lenses will cost $149 extra] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/8/24029805/apple-vision-pro-price-lenses-prescription-zeiss) --- [Xreal’s new AR glasses are aimed at the Apple Vision Pro] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/7/24024442/xreal-air-2-ultra-developer-ar-glasses-6dof-tracking-pricing-availability) --- [Asus targets Apple’s Vision Pro (with M2) with the AirVision M1] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/9/24031135/asus-air-vision-m1-wearable-display-glasses-screen) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

10 Jan 2024

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:46

10 Jan 2024


#725

It’s already the year of AI again

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz kick off the new year with a preview of what we're excited to see at CES 2024 next week, but not before a brief discussion on copyright, the open web, and the first movements of a battle between The New York Times and OpenAI. Further reading: --- [The New York Times sues OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/27/24016212/new-york-times-openai-microsoft-lawsuit-copyright-infringement) --- [Here’s how major media companies are handling OpenAI.] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/29/24018735/heres-how-major-media-companies-are-handling-openai) --- [Read the lawsuit!] (https://nytco-assets.nytimes.com/2023/12/NYT_Complaint_Dec2023.pdf) --- [For the second year in a row, Sony won’t have new TVs at CES] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/4/24025113/for-the-second-year-in-a-row-sony-wont-have-new-tvs-at-ces) --- [CES 2024: Dell’s XPS laptop lineup is about to look very different] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/4/24023682/dell-xps-2024-ces-13-14-16-laptops) --- [Samsung’s new AI-enabled smart fridge can design recipes for you] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/27/24016939/samsung-2024-ai-family-hub-smart-fridge-features) --- [Jony Ive imagined the Vision Pro giving you Zoom eyes and sunglasses] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/2/24022803/apple-vision-pro-jony-ive-zoom-eyes-sunglasses-patent) --- [Alamo Drafthouse blames ‘nationwide’ theater outage on Sony projector fail] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/1/24021915/alamo-drafthouse-outage-sony-projector) --- [Amazon Prime Video will start showing ads on January 29th] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/26/24015595/amazon-prime-video-ads-coming-january-29) Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

05 Jan 2024

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:58

05 Jan 2024


#724

The USB-C Holiday Spec-tacular

The Verge’s Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz start the final show of 2023 with some chat about the state of USB-C: the ups and downs of charging gadgets, the ubiquity of one cable, and what the future looks like for gadgets with ports. The crew competes in a few rounds of USB-C Price is Right, a game we completely made up to show how confusing USB-C and its specs can be. Nilay, David, and Alex each play for a Vergecast listener to win an awesome [Verge swag basket] (https://shop.theverge.com/) from our merch store. Check out the video version of the game below. David and Nilay end the holiday show with Noah Dentzel, the CEO and co-founder of [Nomad Goods] (https://www.theverge.com/search?q=nomad%20goods) , to talk about how USB-C on the iPhone has changed his business, the challenges of building cables, and what tech accessories he’s most excited about in 2024. Have a happy, safe, and fast-charging holiday. We’ll see you in 2024! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

23 Dec 2023

1 HR 44 MINS

1:44:19

23 Dec 2023


#723

2023's biggest tech stories

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Richard Lawler discuss Apple pulling the Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 from its website, the potential Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount merger, and what the biggest stories were on The Verge Dot Com. Further reading: --- [Apple to pull Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 this week due to ITC ban] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/18/24006080/apple-watch-ban-series-9-ultra-2-itc-import) --- [Apple loses attempt to halt Apple Watch sales ban] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/20/24010011/apple-loses-attempt-halt-apple-watch-sales-ban-itc) --- [Why the Apple Watch is being banned — and how Apple can avoid it] (https://www.theverge.com/24006607/apple-watch-series-9-ultra-2-itc-import-ban) --- [Masimo CEO thinks Apple can’t code its way out of the Watch ban.] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/19/24008261/masimo-ceo-thinks-apple-cant-code-its-way-out-of-the-watch-ban) --- [Apple Watch ban: everything you need to know] (https://www.theverge.com/24009254/apple-watch-itc-ban-patent-dispute) --- [Beeper is giving up on its iMessage dream] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/21/24010952/beeper-android-imessage-android-shut-down) --- [Apple reportedly plans Vision Pro launch by February] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/20/24010038/apple-vision-pro-launch-planned-february) --- [Apple’s immersive next-gen CarPlay will start with Porsche and Aston Martin] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/20/24009697/apple-next-generation-wireless-carplay-porsche-aston-martin) --- [Bird’s goose is cooked.] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/20/24009102/birds-goose-is-cooked) --- [Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount in discussions for a max merger] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/20/24010115/warner-bros-discovery-paramount-merger-streaming) --- [Adobe explains why it abandoned the Figma deal] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/20/24008189/adobe-figma-deal-eu-explained-decoder) --- [Adobe won’t compromise on UK’s attempt to block Figma merger] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/18/24005975/adobe-figma-merger-cma-investigation-refuse-remediations) --- [Peloton’s oldest bike tablet will be cut off from classes in a few months] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/20/24009458/peloton-bike-quartz-tablet-shutdown-classes-ending) --- [Peloton’s app now pairs with third-party treadmills for some subscribers] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/17/24004950/peloton-plus-app-third-party-treadmill-support-subscriber-only) --- [Inside Elon Musk’s “extremely hardcore” Twitter] (https://www.theverge.com/23551060/elon-musk-twitter-takeover-layoffs-workplace-salute-emoji) --- [Elon Musk predicts X will replace banks in 2024] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/10/26/23934216/x-twitter-bank-elon-musk-2024) --- [Mark Zuckerberg agrees to Elon Musk cage match challenge] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/6/21/23769263/mark-zuckerberg-elon-musk-fight-cage-match-worldstar) --- [Apple Vision Pro is Apple’s new $3,499 AR headset] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/6/5/23738968/apple-vision-pro-ar-headset-features-specs-price-release-date-wwdc-2023) --- [I wore the Apple Vision Pro. It’s the best headset demo ever.] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/6/5/23750003/apple-vision-pro-hands-on-the-best-headset-demo-ever) --- [Sam Bankman-Fried gambled on a trial and his parents lost] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/2/23944485/sam-bankman-fried-guilty-verdict-parents) --- [Amazon has just opened up its Sidewalk network to give any gadget free low speed data] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/3/28/23659191/amazon-sidewalk-network-coverage) --- [Sony’s portable PlayStation Portal launches on November 15th for $199.99] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/8/23/23842771/sony-playstation-portal-remote-player-specs-release-date-price) --- [Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/17/23965982/openai-ceo-sam-altman-fired) --- [OpenAI board in discussions with Sam Altman to return as CEO] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/18/23967199/breaking-openai-board-in-discussions-with-sam-altman-to-return-as-ceo) --- [FTC v. Microsoft: all the news from the big Xbox courtroom battle] (https://www.theverge.com/23768244/ftc-microsoft-activision-blizzard-case-news-announcements) --- [Buckle up because El Niño is almost here, and it’s going to get hot] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/5/17/23725705/el-nino-weather-record-heat-climate-change-world-meteorological-organization) --- [iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max in titanium: price, features, and release date ] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/9/12/23859756/iphone-15-pro-max-price-features-release-date-apple) --- [This is Microsoft’s new disc-less Xbox Series X design with a lift-to-wake controller] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/9/19/23880111/microsoft-xbox-series-x-new-design-refresh) --- [Samsung caught faking zoom photos of the Moon] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/3/13/23637401/samsung-fake-moon-photos-ai-galaxy-s21-s23-ultra) --- [The Steam Deck wasn’t born ready, but it’s ready now] (https://www.theverge.com/23513517/steam-deck-long-term-test-valve) --- [Inside the AI Factory: the humans that make tech seem human] (https://www.theverge.com/features/23764584/ai-artificial-intelligence-data-notation-labor-scale-surge-remotasks-openai-chatbots) --- [SodaStream is a bad deal, and modding your own is better] (https://www.theverge.com/23631306/sodastream-bad-deal-west-carbonator-alternative-diy-seltzer-hacks) --- [Did SEO experts ruin the internet or did Google?] (https://www.theverge.com/features/23931789/seo-search-engine-optimization-experts-google-results) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

22 Dec 2023

1 HR 41 MINS

1:41:55

22 Dec 2023


#722

Epic wins for Epic and Threads

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Apple responding to Beeper's iMessage for Android and the various other text-based platform news from this week. Sean Hollister joins the show to discuss his time covering the Epic v Google trial, and what we learned from it all. Further reading: --- [The year Twitter died: a special series from The Verge] (https://www.theverge.com/c/23972308/twitter-x-death-tweets-history-elon-musk) --- [Beeper vs. iMessage is a fight about how tech works — and who's really in charge] (https://www.theverge.com/23998294/beeper-imessage-apple-app-security)   --- [Apple responds to Beeper’s iMessage for Android: ‘We took steps to protect our users’] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/9/23995150/beeper-imessage-android-apple-statement) --- [Beeper says Apple is blocking some iMessages, but there’s a fix] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/13/24000609/beeper-mini-cloud-outage-imessages-investigating) --- [Google Messages might let you edit texts after they’re sent ] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/11/23996579/google-messages-edit-after-sending-leaked-code) --- [Threads is officially starting to test ActivityPub integration ] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/13/24000120/threads-meta-activitypub-test-mastodon) --- [Threads launches for nearly half a billion more users in Europe] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/14/23953986/threads-european-union-launch-eu-meta-twitter-rival) --- [Adam Mosseri’s Threads account is rocketing up the Mastodon followed lists.] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/14/24001104/adam-mosseris-threads-account-is-rocketing-up-the-mastodon-followed-lists) --- [An X outage broke all outgoing links, again] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/13/24000170/x-outage-link-error-message-broken) --- [Epic win: Jury decides Google has illegal monopoly in app store fight ] (https://www.theverge.com/23994174/epic-google-trial-jury-verdict-monopoly-google-play) --- [Epic CEO Tim Sweeney: the post-trial interview] (https://www.theverge.com/23996474/epic-tim-sweeney-interview-win-google-antitrust-lawsuit-district-court)   --- [20 things we learned from the Epic v. Google trial] (https://www.theverge.com/23959932/epic-v-google-trial-antitrust-play-store-fortnite-recap) --- [The Apple TV app now looks more like an all-purpose streaming hub] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/11/23997789/apple-tv-app-update-sidebar-tvos) --- [E3 is officially over forever ] (https://www.theverge.com/23998271/e3-gaming-convention-canceled-death) --- [Opera’s gamer browser now has a ‘panic button’ for when you’re caught in the act] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/14/24001016/opera-gx-browser-panic-button) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Dec 2023

1 HR 41 MINS

1:41:25

15 Dec 2023


#721

Saying goodbye to Twitter

Today on the flagship podcast of good tweets: 03:40 - The Verge’s William Poor goes on a vintage tech odyssey in the hopes of future-proofing his family’s heirloom Mac Classic. 28:35 - David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Nilay Patel discuss why they spent so much time on Twitter for so many years. --- [The year Twitter died: a special series from The Verge] (https://www.theverge.com/c/23972308/twitter-x-death-tweets-history-elon-musk) --- [How Twitter broke the news] (https://www.theverge.com/c/features/23993135/twitter-breaking-news-history) --- [Extremely softcore: the old Twitter was an idealist’s workplace and a naive business] (https://www.theverge.com/c/features/23997510/twitter-jack-dorsey-workplace-extremely-softcore) --- [The great tweet archive] (https://www.theverge.com/c/features/23928461/best-tweets-archive-twitter-x-funny) --- [Twitter was a harassment machine] (https://www.theverge.com/c/features/23997516/harassment-twitter-sarah-jeong-canceled-social-change)    --- [It’s time for the Excel World Championships!] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/12/9/23995236/its-time-for-the-excel-world-championships) 1:05:40 - David answers a question from the Vergecast Hotline about organizing your digital photos. Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Dec 2023

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:43

13 Dec 2023