The Vergecast podcast

The Vergecast

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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.

 

#787

Gadgets are getting weird — and so are iPhone homescreens

Nilay, Alex, and David talk about what's happening on social media — and around the web — in the wake of the attempted assassination of Donald Trump. Then they talk about their early impression of Apple's public betas, from the redesigned homescreens to the iPad's fancy new math abilities. After that, it's time for a bunch of gadgets all asking the same idea: is this anything? Then it's off to the lightning round, filled with 4K streams and leaky infinity pools. Further reading: --- [A custom sticker printer infuriated clients with a pro-Trump mass text message] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/17/24200441/sticker-mule-trump-endorsement-rally-shooting) --- [Shooting conspiracies trend on X as Musk endorses Trump] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/13/24198049/trump-x-shooting-conspiracy-theories-trending) --- [Donald Trump likes TikTok, not Zuckerberg.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/17/24200288/donald-trump-likes-tiktok-not-zuckerberg) --- [The FBI said it found the Trump rally shooter’s Steam account, then took it back] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/18/24201220/trump-rally-shooter-steam-warning-thomas-matthew-crooks) --- [The Trump rally shooter had a Discord account, company says] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/15/24198953/donald-trump-assassination-attempt-shooter-discord-social-media) --- [The Trump rally shooting is a cash cow for the dropshippers ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/15/24199146/donald-trump-rally-shooting-assassination-picture-merch-tshirts-etsy-amazon) --- [The FBI says it has ‘gained access’ to the Trump rally shooter’s phone ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/15/24199239/fbi-encryption-phone-trump-shooter-pennsylvania-gained-access) --- [J.D. Vance likes Lina Khan and crypto, hates ‘Big Tech’] (https://www.theverge.com/24199314/jd-vance-donald-trump-vp-antitrust-big-tech-ftc-lina-khan-elizabeth-warren-google) --- [Elon Musk, Joe Lonsdale, and tech elites back a pro-Trump super PAC] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/16/24199700/elon-musk-joe-lonsdale-america-pac-donald-trump) --- [Apple’s public betas: all the news on iOS 18, macOS Sequoia, and more] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/15/24199011/apples-public-betas-all-the-news-on-ios-18-macos-sequoia-and-more) --- [Apple is finally embracing Android’s chaos] (https://www.theverge.com/24196806/ios-18-android-chaos) --- [iOS 18 might help you rescue photos you thought were gone forever] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/15/24199358/apple-ios-18-photos-recovered-album) --- [The watchOS 11 beta slowed me down, in a good way] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/15/24195983/watchos-11-preview-training-load-vitals-fitness) --- [RCS in iOS 18: Apple’s new messaging standard almost solves the green-button problem] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/16/24194362/rcs-iphone-ios-18-preview) --- [Testing Math Notes and the Calculator app in iPadOS 18] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/16/24194423/math-notes-ipad-ios-18-calculator-app) --- [Phone mirroring on the Mac: a great way to use your iPhone, but it’s still very much in beta] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/16/24194370/ios-18-iphone-mirroring-mac-sequoia-preview) --- [Canon’s long-awaited EOS R1 and R5 Mark II have eye-controlled autofocus] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/17/24200381/canon-eos-r1-r5-mark-ii-2024-announce) --- [Dyson unmasks its super customizable OnTrac headphones] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/18/24200553/dyson-ontrac-headphones-customizable-ear-cups-cushions) --- [A long-delayed hands-on with Essential’s skinny Android phone] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/17/24200617/essential-phone-project-gem-ph-2-prototype-hands-on-video) --- [This case turns your Apple Watch into a tiny iPod] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/17/24200520/tinypod-apple-watch-accessory-ipod-case-scroll-wheel) --- [Google solves its Pixel 9 Pro leaks by just showing the phone early] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/18/24201254/google-pixel-9-pro-release-date-ai) --- [Leaked photos reveal Google Pixel 9 Pro Fold] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/16/24199848/pixel-9-pro-fold-leaked-photos-design-specs) --- [Xreal Beam Pro review: an AR tablet with good ideas but not enough power] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/16/24199117/xreal-beam-pro-review-ar-glasses) --- [The OnePlus Pad 2’s vibrating stylus simulates writing on paper] (https://www.theverge.com/24199198/oneplus-pad-2-tablet-android-stylo-price-release-date) --- [Sling TV adds 4K streaming for free] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/16/24199631/sling-tv-4k-stream-mlb-all-star-game-broadcast-fox-sports) --- [Comcast will have high bitrate, low latency 4K feeds of the Olympics] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/18/24201143/comcast-will-have-high-bitrate-low-latency-4k-feeds-of-the-olympics) --- [OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s $27 million mansion is a ‘lemon’ with a leaky pool, lawsuit alleges] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/17/24200354/sam-altman-san-francisco-mansion-lawsuit-lemon-openai) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. 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Yesterday

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:01

Yesterday


#786

Picking the perfect portable console

Today on the flagship podcast of nose bridge microphones:  03:10  - The Verge’s David Pierce enlists help from Alex Cranz and Sean Hollister to figure out the best gadget setup for his handheld gaming needs.  --- [The Steam Deck wasn’t born ready, but it’s ready now] (https://www.theverge.com/23513517/steam-deck-long-term-test-valve) --- [Nintendo Switch OLED review: screentime] (https://www.theverge.com/games/22711889/nintendo-switch-oled-review) --- [Sony PlayStation Portal review: flawed but fun] (https://www.theverge.com/24012547/sony-playstation-portal-handheld-remote-player-ps5-chiaki-review) --- [Asus ROG Ally updated review: it’s a bit better now] (https://www.theverge.com/23719210/asus-rog-ally-review) --- [This amazing knockoff GBA SP comes stuffed with software piracy] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/13/24177983/this-amazing-knockoff-gba-sp-comes-stuffed-with-software-piracy) 42:10  - Victoria Song joins the show to test out the microphones on a bunch of smart glasses and headsets.  --- [Razer’s new Anzu smart glasses break from the pack with truly wireless audio] (https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/4/22314474/razer-anzu-smart-glasses-announced-pricing-features-release-date) --- [The Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses actually make the future look cool] (https://www.theverge.com/23922425/ray-ban-meta-smart-glasses-review) --- [Amazon’s latest Echo Frames are more style than substance] (https://www.theverge.com/23989893/amazon-echo-frames-review-alexa-carrera-cruiser-smart-glasses) --- [Meta Quest 3 review: almost the one we've been waiting for] (https://www.theverge.com/23906313/meta-quest-3-review-vr-mixed-reality-headset) --- [Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not] (https://www.theverge.com/24054862/apple-vision-pro-review-vr-ar-headset-features-price) 01:10:26 - Later, David answers a question from the Vergecast Hotline. --- [North Focals glasses review: a $600 smartwatch for your face] (https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/14/18223593/focals-smart-glasses-north-review-specs-features-price) 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 Jul 2024

1 HR 18 MINS

1:18:33

16 Jul 2024


#785

Inside the AI memory machine

Humans are terrible at remembering things. On [this episode of The Vergecast] (https://link.chtbl.com/vergecast) , we talk to one of the people who has been working on this problem for a very long time: Dan Siroker, the CEO of [Limitless] (https://www.limitless.ai/) . We talk about what it takes to build a great memory aid, how we might use them in the future, and why it’s so tricky to get right. We also talk about the human side of it all — what does it change about our lives when we stop forgetting things? Is remembering your friend’s birthday different when it’s actually an AI model doing the remembering? And will these tools ever really work outside of work? Tools like Limitless are coming fast and improving quickly, and we’re going to have to figure out how to live with them. Further reading: ---From The New York Times: [Can’t See Pictures in Your Mind? You’re Not Alone.] (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/08/science/minds-eye-mental-pictures-psychology.html) --- [Limitless AI: a new wearable gadget, and app, for remembering your meetings] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/15/24130832/limitless-ai-pendant-wearable-meetings) --- [Recall is Microsoft’s key to unlocking the future of PCs] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/20/24159258/microsoft-recall-ai-explorer-windows-11-surface-event) --- [Microsoft’s all-knowing Recall AI feature is being delayed] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/13/24178144/microsoft-windows-ai-recall-feature-delay) --- [The Pixel 9’s ‘Google AI’ is like Microsoft Recall but a little less creepy] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/2/24190730/google-ai-pixel-phones-recall-like-feature) --- [Apple announces iOS 18 with new AI features and more customizable homescreen] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24172132/apple-ios-18-new-features-ai) --- [Notion AI can automatically write your notes, agendas, and blog posts for you] (https://www.theverge.com/2022/11/16/23460904/notion-ai-notes-writing-machine-learning) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (Humans%20are%20terrible%20at%20remembering%20things.%20We%20forget%20things%20over%20time;%20we%20fail%20to%20remember%20them%20in%20the%20first%20place%20because%20we%E2%80%99re%20also%20not%20great%20at%20paying%20attention;%20we%20misremember%20things%20because%20of%20our%20inherent%20biases%20and%20the%20way%20we%20perceive%20the%20world.%20There%E2%80%99s%20a%20lot%20going%20on,%20and%20we%20don%E2%80%99t%20keep%20much%20of%20it%20for%20long.%20%20Maybe%20AI%20can%20fix%20that.%20It%20sure%20looks%20like%20we%E2%80%99re%20about%20to%20find%20out.%20Microsoft,%20for%20instance,%20is%20making%20a%20big%20bet%20on%20Recall,%20an%20app%20that%20promises%20to%20use%20AI%20to%20collect,%20store,%20organize,%20and%20resurface%20everything%20you%20do%20and%20see%20on%20your%20computer.%20(Imagine%20just%20being%20able%20to%20ask%20your%20computer,%20%E2%80%9CWhat%20was%20that%20article%20about%20bees%20I%20read%20the%20other%20day?%20What%20was%20the%20timeline%20it%20mentioned?%E2%80%9D)%20At%20this%20year%E2%80%99s%20Google%20I/O,%20the%20most%20impressive%20AI%20demo%20was%20a%20way%20to%20remember%20where%20you%20left%20your%20glasses.%20Apple%20thinks%20you%20might%20use%20AI%20to%20make%20photo%20albums%20and%20even%20emotional%20videos%20to%20remember%20great%20moments.%20And%20companies%20like%20Notion%20and%20Dropbox%20are%20building%20AI%20into%20their%20own%20tools%20to%20help%20you%20find%20and%20remember%20all%20your%20meetings%20and%20tasks.%20They%20all%20promise%20the%20same%20thing:%20don%E2%80%99t%20worry%20about%20remembering%20things%20because%20the%20computer%20will%20do%20it%20for%20you.%20And%20it%E2%80%99ll%20do%20it%20faster%20and%20better.%20%20On%20this%20episode%20of%20The%20Vergecast,%20we%20talk%20to%20one%20of%20the%20people%20who%20has%20been%20working%20on%20this%20problem%20for%20a%20very%20long%20time:%20Dan%20Siroker,%20the%20CEO%20of%20Limitless.%20We%20talk%20about%20what%20it%20takes%20to%20build%20a%20great%20memory%20aid,%20how%20we%20might%20use%20them%20in%20the%20future,%20and%20why%20it%E2%80%99s%20so%20tricky%20to%20get%20right.%20%20%20We%20also%20talk%20about%20the%20human%20side%20of%20it%20all%20%E2%80%94%20what%20does%20it%20change%20about%20our%20lives%20when%20we%20stop%20forgetting%20things?%20Is%20remembering%20your%20friend%E2%80%99s%20birthday%20different%20when%20it%E2%80%99s%20actually%20an%20AI%20model%20doing%20the%20remembering?%20And%20will%20these%20tools%20ever%20really%20work%20outside%20of%20work?%20Tools%20like%20Limitless%20are%20coming%20fast%20and%20improving%20quickly,%20and%20we%E2%80%99re%20going%20to%20have%20to%20figure%20out%20how%20to%20live%20with%20them.%20%20If%20you%20want%20to%20learn%20more%20about%20everything%20we%20discuss%20in%20this%20episode,%20here%20are%20a%20few%20links%20to%20get%20you%20started:%20%20From%20The%20New%20York%20Times:%20Can%E2%80%99t%20See%20Pictures%20in%20Your%20Mind?%20You%E2%80%99re%20Not%20Alone.%20Limitless%20AI:%20a%20new%20wearable%20gadget,%20and%20app,%20for%20remembering%20your%20meetings%20Recall%20is%20Microsoft%E2%80%99s%20key%20to%20unlocking%20the%20future%20of%20PCs%20Microsoft%E2%80%99s%20all-knowing%20Recall%20AI%20feature%20is%20being%20delayed%20The%20Pixel%209%E2%80%99s%20%E2%80%98Google%20AI%E2%80%99%20is%20like%20Microsoft%20Recall%20but%20a%20little%20less%20creepy%20Apple%20announces%20iOS%2018%20with%20new%20AI%20features%20and%20more%20customizable%20homescreen%20Notion%20AI%20can%20automatically%20write%20your%20notes,%20agendas,%20and%20blog%20posts%20for%20you) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. 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14 Jul 2024

41 MINS

41:02

14 Jul 2024


#784

Samsung’s new folds, flips, and Apple clones

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the announcements from Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event, Redbox shutting down, and more tech news from this week. Further reading: --- [Samsung Galaxy Unpacked: all the news on the Galaxy Ring, Fold, Flip, Watch, and AI] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/10/24194881/samsung-galaxy-unpacked-ring-ai-z-fold-6-flip-watch-7-ultra-buds) --- [Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 are pricier with minor updates] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/10/24195165/samsung-galaxy-z-fold-flip-6-screen-battery-price) --- [Samsung’s Galaxy Ring could be the one ring to rule an ecosystem] (https://www.theverge.com/24194938/samsung-galaxy-ring-hands-on-price-unpacked-2024) --- [Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra hands-on: ultra déjà vu] (https://www.theverge.com/24195083/samsung-galaxy-watch-ultra-7-hands-on-features-price) --- [Galaxy Watch 7: price, availability, and how to preorder] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/10/24194952/samsung-galaxy-watch-7-ring-ultra-preorder-buy-price-availability-release-date) --- [Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds are blatant AirPod clones in both form and function] (https://www.theverge.com/24195011/samsung-galaxy-buds-3-pro-hands-on-preview-features) --- [Samsung, Google, and Qualcomm are, uh, still doing that XR thing.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/10/24195682/samsung-google-and-qualcomm-are-uh-still-doing-that-xr-thing) --- [Motorola’s 2024 Razr Plus is a fun and flawed flip phone] (https://www.theverge.com/24191156/motorola-razr-plus-2024-review-screen-battery-camera) --- [Redbox shuts down as its parent company declares Chapter 7 bankruptcy] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/10/24196063/redbox-chicken-soup-bankruptcy-liquidate) --- [Sling TV is the latest streamer to get those pesky pause ads] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/9/24194859/sling-tv-ads-pause-dish-disable) --- [Netflix’s next live event is a Joe Rogan comedy special] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/9/24194873/netflix-joe-rogan-live-comedy-special-august) --- [Spotify is going to let you leave comments on podcast episodes] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/9/24194612/spotify-podcast-comments) --- [Paramount agrees to sweetened Skydance merger deal] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/8/24194043/paramount-skydance-merger-deal-announced-28-billion) --- [Instagram is sticking to short videos, says Adam Mosseri] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/9/24195277/instagram-long-form-video-adam-mosseri) --- [Amazon’s Echo Spot is back with better sound and no camera] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/8/24194272/amazon-echo-spot-alexa-smart-speaker) --- [Nothing’s CMF launches new supercheap earbuds and a smartwatch] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/8/24194066/nothing-cmf-buds-pro-2-watch-pro-2-launch) --- [Nothing’s CMF Phone 1 is proof that gadgets can still be fun] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/8/24191666/nothing-cmf-phone-1-cases-accessories-lanyard-wallet) --- [Early Apple tech bloggers are shocked to find their name and work have been AI-zombified] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/10/24195858/tuaw-unofficial-apple-tech-blog-ai-web-orange-khan) --- [Microsoft and Apple ditch OpenAI board seats amid regulatory scrutiny] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/10/24195528/microsoft-apple-openai-board-observer-seat-drop-regulator-scrutiny) --- [The developers suing over GitHub Copilot got dealt a major blow in court] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/7/9/24195233/github-ai-copyright-coding-lawsuit-microsoft-openai) 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 Jul 2024

1 HR 29 MINS

1:29:58

12 Jul 2024


#783

The Vergecast builds a tech company

Today on the flagship podcast of corporate infighting:  The Verge's David Pierce, Nilay Patel, and Alex Cranz roleplay as CEOs of Vergecast Inc., tasked with creating a tech company by acquiring product lines from various industry giants. They select established products ranging from smartphones and PCs to messaging and audio solutions, sourced from companies such as Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung, Meta, and others.  Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (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 Jul 2024

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:34

09 Jul 2024


#782

Apple’s Vision Pro: five months later

Today on the flagship podcast of spatial computing: The Verge’s David Pierce chats with Victoria Song and Wes Davis about using the Vision Pro for the five months that it's been available to the public. The group details what works, what doesn’t, and what’s next for the device. --- [Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not] (https://www.theverge.com/24054862/apple-vision-pro-review-vr-ar-headset-features-price) --- [Apple announces visionOS 2 with 3D photo transformations and an ultrawide Mac display] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24171950/apple-vision-pro-wwdc-2024-visionos-2-first-party-native-apps) --- [The Vision Pro isn’t destroying your eyes, but maybe get eye drops] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/28/24083539/apple-vision-pro-eye-strain-health-vr-headsets) --- [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 team is reportedly focused on building a cheaper headset] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/18/24181106/apple-vision-pro-team-cheaper-headset) --- [The Vision Pro will get Apple Intelligence and ‘Go Deeper’ in-store demos] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/30/24189328/vision-pro-apple-intelligence-in-store-demo-cheaper-version) David chats with the folks at Sandwich Vision, who create Vision Pro apps called Television and Theater, about why they made 3D-rendered versions of CRT TVs in virtual reality. --- [Sandwich Vision] (https://delicious-feel-037337.framer.app/) 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 Jul 2024

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:02

02 Jul 2024


#781

The music industry’s AI fight

The Verge's Nilay Patel and David Pierce chat with [Switched on Pop] (https://switchedonpop.com/) 's Charlie Harding about the RIAA lawsuit against AI music startups Udio and Suno. Later, Nilay and David discuss the rest of this week's tech and gadget news. Further reading: --- [What the RIAA lawsuits against Udio and Suno mean for AI and copyright ] (https://www.theverge.com/24186085/riaa-lawsuits-udio-suno-copyright-fair-use-music) --- [Major record labels sue AI company behind ‘BBL Drizzy’ ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/24/24184710/riaa-ai-lawsuit-suno-udio-copyright-umg-sony-warner) --- [Good 4 who? How music copyright has gone too far ] (https://www.theverge.com/22672704/olivia-rodrigo-switched-on-pop-charlie-harding-music-copyright) --- [Samsung just announced a date for its next Unpacked] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/25/24178801/samsung-unpacked-summer-2024-galaxy-z-fold-6-ring) --- [Google announces surprise Pixel 9 hardware event in August] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/25/24185767/google-pixel-hardware-ai-event-august-date) --- [Motorola’s 2024 Razr phones are ready to make a splash ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/25/24185177/motorola-razr-plus-2024-flip-phone-screen-battery-price) --- [Beats Pill review: much easier to swallow this time] (https://www.theverge.com/24185290/beats-pill-2024-bluetooth-speaker-review) --- [Ultimate Ears announces new Everboom speaker, Boom 4 with USB-C, and more ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/26/24185957/ue-everboom-boom-4-wonderboom-megaboom-features) --- [Ludacris Performs Free Concert With JBL Speaker: Here's Where You Can Buy One for Summer] (https://www.billboard.com/culture/product-recommendations/ludacris-free-concert-jbl-speaker-where-to-buy-1235716499/) --- [Apple will soon offer better support for third-party iPhone displays and batteries] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/26/24186429/apple-iphone-batteries-displays-batteries-third-party-true-tone-metrics) --- [Distance Technologies augmented reality car heads-up display hands-on] (https://www.theverge.com/24185134/distance-technologies-car-hud-prototype-awe-hands-on) --- [Seven things I learned about the Sony car while playing Gran Turismo inside one ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/24/24185255/sony-afeela-gran-turismo-privacy-wheel) --- [Rivian teases five new vehicles, and I have no idea what they are] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/26/24186332/rivian-tease-mystery-vehicle-r1-r2-r3-shareholder-letter) --- [A group of Rabbit R1 jailbreakers found a massive security flaw] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/26/24186614/rabbit-r1-security-flaw-api-key-codebase) --- [Meta is connecting Threads more deeply with the fediverse] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/25/24185226/meta-threads-fediverse-likes-replies) --- [ChatGPT’s Mac app is here, but its flirty advanced voice mode has been delayed] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/25/24186032/openai-chatgpt-mac-app-advanced-voice-mode-delayed) --- [Verizon’s new V logo arrives as the lines blur between 5G, Fios, and streaming] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/26/24186373/verizon-new-logo-myhome-internet-plans) --- [Supreme Court rules Biden administration’s communications with social media companies were not illegal coercion] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/26/24166529/supreme-court-ruling-murthy-v-missouri-social-media-coercion-persuasion) --- [Tesla Cybertruck recalled again, this time over faulty wiper and trim] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/25/24185472/tesla-cybertruck-recall-faulty-wiper-trim) 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

28 Jun 2024

1 HR 28 MINS

1:28:34

28 Jun 2024


#780

New chips, new screens, new gadgets

Today on the flagship podcast of the many definitions of electronic paper:  03:12 -The Verge’s David Pierce takes a look at the Boox Palma, a phone-shaped e-reader that runs Android. He also compares notes with Clockwise’s Matt Martin and writer Craig Mod.  --- [The Boox Palma is an amazing gadget I didn't even know I wanted] (https://www.theverge.com/24184777/boox-palma-e-ink-smartphone-reader) --- [New Pop-up Walk, Reading Digitally in 2024 — Roden Newsletter Archive] (https://craigmod.com/roden/091/)   30:06 - The Verge’s Nathan Edwards and Tom Warren join the show to discuss their experience using Microsoft’s new Surface Copilot PCs. They also answer a question from The Vergecast Hotline. --- [Surface Laptop 7th Edition review: Microsoft’s best MacBook Air competitor yet] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/25/24185462/microsoft-surface-laptop-7th-edition-review) --- [With Copilot Plus, the new and improved Windows PCs are here ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/23/24183235/copilot-pcs-elden-ring-erdtree-hank-green-installer) --- [Microsoft’s embarrassing Recall ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/20/24182350/microsoft-windows-recall-launch-on-arm) --- [Microsoft makes Copilot less useful on new Copilot Plus PCs ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/21/24182979/microsoft-copilot-key-keyboard-shortcut-pwa) 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 Jun 2024

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:11

25 Jun 2024


#779

The next next thing in AI and AR

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss Apple's Vision Pro team reportedly refocusing on a cheaper headset, Meta launching a new "Wearables" organization, a new AI company startup from former OpenAI chief scientist, and a whole lot more tech news. Further reading: --- [Apple’s new hands-free unlocking feature won’t work with existing smart locks] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/19/24180813/apple-home-hands-free-unlock-smart-lock-uwb-wwdc-2024) --- [Apple’s fancy new CarPlay will only work wirelessly] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/17/24180353/apple-carplay-wireless-system-features) --- [Android’s AirTag competitors are off to a poor start.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/19/24181682/androids-airtag-competitors-are-off-to-a-poor-start) --- [This universal remote wants to control your smart home sans hub] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/18/24181245/cantata-haptique-rs90-rs90x-universal-remote-smart-home-controller) --- [The Framework Laptop 13 is about to become one of the world’s first RISC-V laptops] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/18/24181278/framework-laptop-risc-v-laptop-isa-arm-amd-intel-x86) --- [The Beats Solo Buds have a great look and an even better price] (https://www.theverge.com/24180840/beats-solo-buds-earbuds-hands-on) --- [Xreal’s new Beam Pro is an Android tablet designed to work with your AR glasses] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/18/24180298/xreal-beam-pro-ar-glasses-usb-c-launch) --- [Apple’s Vision Pro team is reportedly focused on building a cheaper headset] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/18/24181106/apple-vision-pro-team-cheaper-headset) --- [Meta forms new Wearables group and lays off some employees] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/18/24181420/meta-wearables-reality-labs-layoffs) --- [OpenAI’s former chief scientist is starting a new AI company] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/19/24181870/openai-former-chief-scientist-ilya-sutskever-ssi-safe-superintelligence) --- [Perplexity continues to piss off publishers.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/19/24181792/perplexity-continues-to-piss-off-publishers) --- [An AI video tool just launched, and it’s already copying Disney’s IP] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/18/24181375/luma-ai-monster-camp-monsters-inc-pixar) --- [Anthropic has a fast new AI model — and a clever new way to interact with chatbots] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/20/24181961/anthropic-claude-35-sonnet-model-ai-launch) --- [AIs are coming for social networks] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/18/24181196/butterflies-app-ai-chatbots-social-media) --- [TikTok ads may soon contain AI avatars of your favorite creators] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/17/24179971/tiktok-ads-ai-generated-avatars-creators-language-dubbing) --- [McDonald’s will stop testing AI to take drive-thru orders, for now] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/16/24179679/mcdonalds-ending-ai-chatbot-drive-thru-ordering-test-ibm) --- [Nvidia overtakes Microsoft as the world’s most valuable company] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/18/24181393/nvidia-most-valuable-company-microsoft-apple-google) --- [US sues Adobe for ‘deceiving’ subscriptions that are too hard to cancel] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/17/24180196/adobe-us-ftc-doj-sues-subscriptions-cancel) --- [Tech CEOs are hot now, so workers are hiring $500-an-hour fashion consultants] (https://sfstandard.com/2024/06/17/fashion-zuckerberg-style-techie-hoodie-allbirds/) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com ] (vergecast@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

21 Jun 2024

1 HR 37 MINS

1:37:22

21 Jun 2024


#778

Tesla’s big, epic, confusing future

Today on the flagship podcast of super helpful humanoid helper robots:  05:07 - The Verge’s David Pierce and Andy Hawkins discuss the latest at Tesla: new products, new initiatives, and a payday for Elon Musk.  --- [Tesla’s 2024 shareholder meeting: all the news about Elon Musk’s $50 billion payday] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/13/24177816/tesla-shareholder-elon-musk-pay-package-vote-news) --- [Let’s speculate wildly about Tesla’s three mystery vehicles ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/14/24178404/tesla-vehicles-robotaxi-van-model-2-shareholder-shrouded) --- [Tesla shareholders approve Elon Musk’s massive pay package — was there ever any doubt?] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/13/24177656/tesla-shareholders-approve-elon-musks-massive-pay-package-was-there-ever-any-doubt) --- [Whatever Elon wants, Tesla gets] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/14/24178617/musk-tesla-pay-shareholder-vote) 40:21 - Vee Song joins the show to discuss updates to the Apple Watch, a new Samsung Galaxy Watch, and more wearable news.  --- [Finally, the Apple Watch will let you rest - The Verge] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/13/24175506/apple-watch-watchos-11-rest-days-wearables) --- [Samsung’s Galaxy Watch FE is its new entry-level smartwatch - The Verge] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/13/24176939/samsung-galaxy-watch-fe-price-specs) --- [The Pixel Watch 2 can now detect when you’ve been in a car crash] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/11/24176081/google-pixel-watch-crash-fall-detection-paypal-smartwatch-wearables) --- [Apple announces watchOS 11 with new training features and Live Activities] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24170653/apple-watch-watchos-11-features-updates-wwdc) --- [Samsung sues Oura preemptively to block smart ring patent claims] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/3/24170479/samsung-galaxy-ring-oura-lawsuit-smart-ring-patents) 1:02:54 - David and Liam James answer a question from the Vergecast Hotline about weather apps.  --- [Forecast Advisor] (https://www.forecastadvisor.com/) 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

18 Jun 2024

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:51

18 Jun 2024


#777

Apple and OpenAI make a deal

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss takeaways from WWDC, this week's gadget news, and Elon Musk dropping his lawsuit against OpenAI. Further reading: --- [Apple and OpenAI aren’t paying each other yet, says Bloomberg] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/13/24177550/apple-openai-chatgpt-deal-payment-revenue-sharing-chatbot) --- [MKBHD interviewed Tim Cook.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/12/24177029/mkbhd-interviewed-tim-cook) --- [Tim Cook is ‘not 100 percent’ sure Apple can stop AI hallucinations] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/11/24176035/tim-cook-apple-stop-ai-hallucinations) --- [Can Apple Intelligence fix the iPhone’s broken notifications system?] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24175711/can-apple-intelligence-fix-the-iphones-broken-notifications-system) --- [The AI upgrade cycle is here] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/12/24176494/apple-intelligence-ai-upgrade-cycle-here) --- [Here’s how Apple’s AI model tries to keep your data private] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/13/24175985/apple-intelligence-ai-model-local-cloud-privacy-how-it-works) --- [The best small updates Apple didn’t mention at WWDC] (https://www.theverge.com/24176837/apple-ios-18-macos-sequoia-beta-updates-wwdc-2024) --- [Apple IDs are becoming Apple Accounts] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/11/24176140/apple-ids-accounts-wwdc-2024) --- [Apple skipped over the best visionOS 2 updates] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/11/24175689/apple-vision-pro-2-wwdc-2024-keynote-best-updates) --- [iOS 18 will let you record calls — and tells everyone for their privacy] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24175684/ios-18-record-calls-privacy-apple-intelligence) --- [SharePlay is coming to Apple TV, HomePods, and Bluetooth speakers ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/11/24176146/apple-shareplay-homepod-apple-music-wwdc24) --- [Finally, offline maps with turn-by-turn guidance.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/11/24175916/finally-offline-maps-with-turn-by-turn-guidance) --- [The new versions of iOS and macOS will let you rotate your Wi-Fi address to help reduce tracking.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24175748/the-new-versions-of-ios-and-macos-will-let-you-rotate-your-wi-fi-address-to-help-reduce-tracking) --- [Xbox boss: ‘I think we should have a handheld, too’] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24175149/xbox-handheld-phil-spencer-interview-2024) --- [Microsoft announces a discless Xbox Series X console in white] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/9/24174793/microsoft-xbox-series-x-white-digital-edition) --- [Xbox chief confirms more games are coming to other platforms] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24174977/xbox-phil-spencer-games-ps5-interview) --- [Jabra’s earbuds are going away, but the impact they made isn’t] (https://www.theverge.com/24176836/jabra-earbuds-retrospective-65t-75t-apple-sony) --- [The best thing about Jabra’s new earbuds is the case ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/11/24175608/jabra-elite-10-8-active-gen-2-case-features) --- [The Light Phone 3 adds a better screen, a camera, and new ways to replace your smartphone] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/11/24176026/light-phone-3-launch-price-release-date) --- [The Windows on Arm chip race heats up with a challenger to Qualcomm] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/12/24177129/mediatek-arm-windows-chip-snapdragon-x-elite-competitor) --- [Did startup Flow Computing just make CPUs 100x faster? Here’s the white paper and FAQs] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/11/24176304/flow-computing-startup-parallel-processing-accelerator) --- [Google is putting more Android in ChromeOS] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/12/24177311/google-chromeos-android-ai) --- [Elon Musk drops lawsuit against OpenAI] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/11/24176462/elon-musk-openai-lawsuit-sam-altman-dropped) --- [Elon Musk has unusual relationships with women at SpaceX, WSJ reports] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/12/24176705/spacex-elon-musk-gwynne-shotwell-sexual-relationships) --- [Sony buys Alamo Drafthouse Cinema] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/12/24177124/sony-buys-acquires-alamo-drafthouse-cinema) --- [Pew: A growing number of Americans are getting their news from TikTok] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/12/24177053/tiktok-news-pew-social-media-study-x-facebook-instagram) 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

14 Jun 2024

1 HR 37 MINS

1:37:44

14 Jun 2024


#776

Apple Intelligence, iPhones, and the rest of WWDC 2024

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Allison Johnson, and David Pierce discuss all the announcements from Apple's WWDC event. Further reading: --- [Apple WWDC 2024: the 13 biggest announcements ] (https://www.theverge.com/24171190/apple-wwdc-2024-biggest-announcements) ---  [Apple Intelligence: every new AI feature coming to the iPhone and Mac] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24175405/wwdc-apple-ai-news-features-ios-18-macos-15-iphone-ipad-mac) ---  [Apple is giving Siri an AI upgrade in iOS 18 ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24171936/apple-siri-ai-update-ios18-features-wwdc) --- [Apple announces iOS 18 with new AI features and more customizable homescreen] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24172132/apple-ios-18-new-features-ai) --- [Apple says iPhones will support RCS in 2024 ] (https://www.theverge.com/2023/11/16/23964171/apple-iphone-rcs-support)   --- [Apple’s AI can make custom emoji and images] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24175523/apple-ai-custom-emoji-images-ios18-wwdc) --- [iOS 18 introduces satellite capabilities to its iMessage app] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24175479/ios-18-satellite-imessage-wwdc-2024) --- [Apple announces iPadOS 18 with a built-in calculator and customizable homescreen ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24140821/apple-ipados-18-features-updates-apps-wwdc-2024) --- [Apple made an iPad calculator app after 14 years] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24175487/ipad-calculator-app-ipados18-pencil-apple-wwdc2024) --- [The iPhone’s new Game Mode makes it faster and more responsive ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24175466/iphone-game-mode-performance-frame-rate-optimization-wwdc-2024) --- [Apple announces watchOS 11 with new training features and Live Activitie] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24170653/apple-watch-watchos-11-features-updates-wwdc) --- [Apple announces macOS Sequoia at WWDC 2024] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24170586/macos-15-mac-apple-ai-wwdc-2024)   --- [Apple’s standalone Passwords app syncs across iOS, iPad, Mac, and Windows] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24175505/apple-password-app-passkey-manager-windows-mac-icloud)   --- [Apple’s AirPods are being upgraded with powerful accessibility features ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24173874/apple-airpods-new-features-wwdc-2024)   --- [Apple’s InSight feature for Apple TV Plus will tell you who that actor is] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24175423/apple-tv-plus-features-tvos-wwdc) --- [Apple teases new seasons of Severance and Silo] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24175308/apple-tv-plus-severance-silo-teaser-wwdc-2024) --- [Apple announces visionOS 2 with 3D photo transformations and an ultrawide Mac display] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24171950/apple-vision-pro-wwdc-2024-visionos-2-first-party-native-apps) --- [Apple is finally launching the Vision Pro outside the US] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24173749/apple-wwdc-vision-pro-international-sales-availability-launch-price) --- [Canon made a special lens for the Apple Vision Pro’s spatial videos] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/10/24175468/canon-eos-spatial-lens-apple-wwdc-2024-announcement)   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

11 Jun 2024

1 HR 54 MINS

1:54:41

11 Jun 2024


#775

Apple’s AI moment is coming

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss what they expect to see next week at Apple's WWDC, or "dub dub" as it's more affectionately known. But first, we take you through all the gadgets previewed at Computex. Further reading: --- [This is Lunar Lake — Intel’s utterly overhauled AI laptop chip that ditches memory sticks] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/3/24169115/intel-lunar-lake-architecture-platform-feature-reveal) --- [Humane is reportedly trying to sell itself to HP for $1 billion] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/6/24172718/humane-ai-pin-selling-hp-rumor-1-billion) --- [Humane, the startup behind the AI Pin, in talks with HP, telecoms to sell] (https://www.cnbc.com/2024/06/06/humane-the-startup-behind-the-ai-pin-in-talks-with-hp-telecoms-to-sell.html)   --- [Humane warns AI Pin owners to ‘immediately’ stop using its charging case] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/5/24172377/humane-ai-pin-battery-case-issue-warning) --- [Even the Raspberry Pi is getting in on AI ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/4/24170818/raspberry-pi-ai-chip-hailo-devices) --- [Apple put a Thread smart home radio into its newest Macs and iPads] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/5/24170446/apple-macbook-ipad-imac-thread-radio) --- [Apple just corrected the M2 iPad Air’s core count ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/4/24171100/apple-m2-ipad-air-gpu-core-count-correction) --- [Samsung leak reveals a cheaper Galaxy Watch] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/4/24171225/samsung-galaxy-watch-fe-leak-cheaper) --- [Meta is fixing three of the biggest Quest 3 annoyances with v66 update ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/4/24171381/meta-quest-3-v66-passthrough-distortion-background-audio-wrist-menu) --- [Nothing’s Phone 3 will be all about AI apps] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/5/24172126/nothing-phone-3-ai-demos)   --- [The Asus ROG Ally X is official — and I took a peek inside] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/2/24169709/asus-rog-ally-x-price-release-date-inside-gaming-handheld) --- [Palmer Luckey is now selling pixel-perfect ultrabright magnesium Game Boys for $199] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/3/24170572/modretro-chromatic-game-boy-color-palmer-luckey-price-release-date) --- [iOS 18 (and AI) will give Siri much more control over your apps] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/30/24168175/ios-18-ai-siri-apple-apps) --- [Apple’s non-AI WWDC plans include Settings and Control Center revamps] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/2/24169802/apple-wwdc-2024-ios-18-mac-os-15-settings-control-center-messages-mail-photos) --- [Apple might bring AI transcription to Voice Memos and Notes] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/10/24153618/apple-ai-transcription-notes-voice-memos) --- [Apple’s WWDC may include AI-generated emoji and an OpenAI partnership] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/26/24165040/apple-wwdc-2024-ai-openai-ios-18-macos-15-iphone-macbook) --- [Apple’s WWDC 2024 is set for June 10th] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/3/26/24111331/apple-wwdc-2024-event-date-ai-artificial-intelligence-m4-ios-18) --- [Think inside the box] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/29/24167145/think-inside-the-box) --- [Max raises prices across its ad-free plans] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/4/24171193/max-price-raise-ad-free-plans-hbo) --- [We tested Aptoide, the first free iPhone app store alternative ] (https://www.theverge.com/24172642/aptoide-ios-game-marketplace-hands-on-europe) --- [Google acquires Cameyo to integrate Windows app virtualization into ChromeOS] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/5/24171900/google-cameyo-acquisition-chromeos-windows-app-virtualization) 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

07 Jun 2024

1 HR 20 MINS

1:20:41

07 Jun 2024


#774

Sonos' headphones are extremely Sonos

Today on the flagship podcast of audio over Wi-Fi:  03:02 - The Verge’s Chris Welch shares his review of Sonos's Ace headphones. --- [Sonos Ace review: was it worth it?] (https://www.theverge.com/24169086/sonos-ace-headphones-review) --- [Sonos CEO Patrick Spence addresses the company’s divisive app redesign] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/22/24162168/sonos-ceo-patrick-spence-new-app-design-interview) 28:58 - MoviePass, MovieCrash director Muta’Ali and MoviePass CEO Stacy Spikes discuss what went wrong with the MoviePass subscription service and how that story was documented in the film. --- [MoviePass, MovieCrash review: a damning account of corporate greed] (https://www.theverge.com/24160812/moviepass-moviecrash-review) --- [MoviePass is using you to ruin the movies] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuV_G3xXYZ0)   56:47 - Jennifer Pattison Tuohy answers a question from The Vergecast Hotline about smart home gadgets for renters.  --- [Home Assistant: Setting up the Aqara FP2 Presence Sensor - Derek Seaman's Tech Blog] (https://www.derekseaman.com/2023/04/home-assistant-setting-up-the-aqara-fp2-presence-sensor.html)   --- [Yale launches its first retrofit smart lock — the Yale Approach with Wi-Fi ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/11/24126764/yale-approach-smart-lock-price-release-date-specs) --- [The new Yale Keypad Touch brings fingerprint unlocking to August smart locks] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/21/24161777/august-smart-lock-yale-keypad-touch-fingerprint-unlock) --- [Aqara kick-starts its first Matter-over-Thread smart lock with a promise of Home Key support] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/2/27/24084674/aqara-u200-matter-over-thread-smart-lock-apple-home-key)   --- [The new Yale Keypad Touch brings fingerprint unlocking to August smart locks] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/21/24161777/august-smart-lock-yale-keypad-touch-fingerprint-unlock) 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

04 Jun 2024

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:37

04 Jun 2024


#773

Inside the Google algorithm

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss Google's algorithm leak, OpenAI content deals, and more tech news from this week. Further reading: --- [Google won’t comment on a potentially massive leak of its search algorithm documentation] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/28/24166177/google-search-ranking-algorithm-leak-documents-link-seo) --- [Google confirms the leaked Search documents are real] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/29/24167407/google-search-algorithm-documents-leak-confirmation) --- [An Anonymous Source Shared Thousands of Leaked Google Search API Documents with Me; Everyone in SEO Should See Them] (https://sparktoro.com/blog/an-anonymous-source-shared-thousands-of-leaked-google-search-api-documents-with-me-everyone-in-seo-should-see-them/) --- [Secrets from the Algorithm: Google Search’s Internal Engineering Documentation Has Leaked] (https://ipullrank.com/google-algo-leak) --- [Unpacking Google's massive Search documentation leak] (https://searchengineland.com/unpacking-googles-massive-search-documentation-leak-442716) --- [How SEO moves forward with the Google Content Warehouse API leak] (https://searchengineland.com/how-seo-moves-forward-google-leak-442749) --- [Google responds to leak: Documentation lacks context] (https://searchengineland.com/google-responds-to-leak-documentation-lacks-context-442705) --- [Vox Media and The Atlantic sign content deals with OpenAI] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/29/24167072/openai-content-copyright-vox-media-the-atlantic) --- [Google scrambles to manually remove weird AI answers in search ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/24/24164119/google-ai-overview-mistakes-search-race-openai) --- [Apple’s WWDC may include AI-generated emoji and an OpenAI partnership] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/26/24165040/apple-wwdc-2024-ai-openai-ios-18-macos-15-iphone-macbook) --- [OpenAI CEO Cements Control as He Secures Apple Deal] (https://www.theinformation.com/articles/openai-ceo-cements-control-as-he-secures-apple-deal?offer=rtsu-engagement-24) --- [Custom GPTs open for free ChatGPT users] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/29/24167436/chatgpt-4o-custom-gpts-free) --- [OpenAI has a new safety team — it’s run by Sam Altman] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/28/24166105/openai-safety-team-sam-altman) --- [Why the OpenAI board fired Sam Altman ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/28/24166713/openai-helen-toner-explains-why-sam-altman-was-fired) --- [Elon Musk’s xAI raises $6 billion to fund its race against ChatGPT and all the rest] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/27/24165619/elon-musk-xai-startup-6-billion-funding) --- [New Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Ring details have leaked, courtesy of the FCC] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/28/24166632/galaxy-z-flip-6-smart-ring-size-battery-capacity-leaks) --- [The Fitbit Ace LTE is like a Nintendo smartwatch for kids] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/29/24166168/fitbit-ace-lte-kids-smartwatch-wearables)   --- [Discord’s turning the focus back to games with a new redesign] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/29/24167147/discord-gaming-focus-redesign) --- [The business behind Unnecessary Inventions’ millions of followers] (https://www.theverge.com/24166254/unnecessary-inventions-matty-benedetto-behind-the-scenes-full-frame-creators) --- [Welcome to Notepad, a newsletter on Microsoft’s era-defining bets by Tom Warren] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/15/24150911/notepad-newsletter-tom-warren-microsoft) 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

31 May 2024

1 HR 32 MINS

1:32:22

31 May 2024


#772

Why Microsoft bet on Surface

Today on the flagship podcast of open smart home standards:  03:25 - Microsoft’s Pavan Davuluri, leader for Windows and Devices, joins the show to discuss the future of the AI PC and what’s next for Microsoft’s hardware --- [Microsoft’s new Windows chief on the future of the OS, Surface, and those annoying ads] (https://www.theverge.com/24162953/microsoft-pavan-davuluri-windows-surface-interview) --- [Microsoft’s big bet on building a new type of AI computer ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/21/24161579/microsoft-copilot-plus-pc-ai-npu-push-notepad) --- [Microsoft Build 2024: everything announced] (https://www.theverge.com/24161636/microsoft-build-2024-ai-copilot-windows-teams-edge) 30:25 - The Verge’s Jen Tuohy and David Pierce discuss the latest updates in the smart home world in a segment called “Does Matter matter yet?” --- [The Dyson WashG1 is the company’s first dedicated mop] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/13/24155775/dyson-washg1-mop-price-specs-release-date) --- [Amazon’s Matter Casting is shaping up so nicely, I want to use it everywhere] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/10/24153556/fire-tv-amazon-matter-casting-hands-on) --- [Matter 1.3 arrives with new device type and features] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/8/24151664/matter-smarthome-standard-spec-1dot3-released-device-types-features) --- [Smart lighting company Brilliant is looking for a buyer] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/8/24150346/brilliant-smart-home-lighting-out-of-business) --- [Google launches new Home APIs and turns Google TVs into smart home hubs ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/15/24157154/google-home-api-matter-smart-home-chromecast-google-tv) 01:13:20 - David answers a question from the Vergecast Hotline about AI-powered search engines.  --- [Google is redesigning its search engine — and it's AI all the way down] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24155321/google-search-ai-results-page-gemini-overview)   --- [Google CEO Sundar Pichai on AI-powered search and the future of the web] (https://www.theverge.com/24158374/google-ceo-sundar-pichai-ai-search-gemini-future-of-the-internet-web-openai-decoder-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

28 May 2024

1 HR 25 MINS

1:25:42

28 May 2024


#771

Seeing the real world inside a virtual one

On  [this episode of The Vergecast] (https://link.chtbl.com/vergecast) , the fourth and final installment of our series on the five senses of video games, we asked Polygon’s [Charlie Hall] (https://www.polygon.com/authors/charlie-hall) to help us make sense of the current state of the art in flight simulation. Hall, who once spent more than four months in VR [mapping the edge of the Milky Way galaxy in Elite: Dangerous] (https://www.polygon.com/2019/1/14/18182580/elite-dangerous-distant-worlds-2-waypoints-sign-ups) , has more experience in a virtual cockpit than most. We wanted to know how the pros set up their simulators to get the most realistic experience and why it’s so complicated to make a virtual world look like the real one. Further reading: --- [It’s time to build the cockpit of your dreams] (https://www.polygon.com/guides/2020/7/1/21300566/how-to-build-a-flight-simulator-racing-cockpit-homemade-diy-rig-frame-chair-setup) --- [Microsoft Flight Simulator’s most-needed feature is co-op] (https://www.polygon.com/2020/8/21/21377982/microsoft-flight-simulator-multiplayer-co-op-shared-cockpit) --- [My first kill as a Star Citizen] (https://www.polygon.com/features/2015/3/26/8293725/star-citizen-kill-video) --- [If Microsoft Flight Simulator has you craving air combat, try this flight sim next] (https://www.polygon.com/2020/9/22/21449885/microsoft-flight-simulator-combat-il-2-sturmovik-battle-of-bodenplatte) 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 May 2024

37 MINS

37:15

26 May 2024


#770

ChatGPT has a Scarlett Johansson problem

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss announcements from Microsoft Build, the OpenAI's trouble with Scarlett Johansson, new Sonos headphones, and more. Further reading: --- [Microsoft’s big bet on building a new type of AI computer ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/21/24161579/microsoft-copilot-plus-pc-ai-npu-push-notepad) --- [Recall is Microsoft’s key to unlocking the future of PCs ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/20/24159258/microsoft-recall-ai-explorer-windows-11-surface-event) --- [https://www.theverge.com › microsoft-surface-pro-pric...] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/20/24160707/microsoft-surface-pro-price-release-date-ai) --- [Here’s the eight-inch Snapdragon PC for your Windows on Arm experiments ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/21/24158603/qualcomm-windows-snapdragon-dev-kit-x-elite) --- [How does the Microsoft Surface Laptop stack up to the MacBook Air?] (https://www.theverge.com/24161123/microsoft-surface-vs-macbook-air-comparison)   --- [Microsoft Build 2024: everything announced] (https://www.theverge.com/24161636/microsoft-build-2024-ai-copilot-windows-teams-edge) --- [Windows now has AI-powered copy and paste] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/21/24161778/windows-powertoys-advanced-ai-copy-paste) --- [Microsoft is making File Explorer more powerful with version control and 7z compression] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/21/24161785/microsoft-windows-file-explorer-version-control-7z-tar) --- [Here’s the eight-inch Snapdragon PC for your Windows on Arm experiments] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/21/24158603/qualcomm-windows-snapdragon-dev-kit-x-elite) --- [Microsoft Edge will translate and dub YouTube videos as you’re watching them] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/21/24160664/microsoft-edge-real-time-video-translation-ai) --- [Microsoft brings out a small language model that can look at pictures ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/21/24159282/microsoft-ai-small-language-model-phi-3-vision) --- [Microsoft’s new Copilot AI agents act like virtual employees to automate tasks ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/21/24158030/microsoft-copilot-ai-automation-agents) --- [Microsoft outage took down Copilot, DuckDuckGo, and ChatGPT search features] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/23/24163094/microsoft-bing-search-outage-copilot-duckduckgo-chatgpt) --- [OpenAI is ‘in conversations’ with Scarlett Johansson over the ChatGPT voice that sounds just like her] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/20/24161108/openai-scarlett-johanson-chatgpt-her-sky) --- [OpenAI pulls its Scarlett Johansson-like voice for ChatGPT] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/20/24160621/openai-chatgpt-gpt4o-sky-scarlett-johansson-voice-assistant-her) --- [Lawyers say OpenAI could be in real trouble with Scarlett Johansson] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/22/24162429/scarlett-johansson-openai-legal-right-to-publicity-likeness-midler-lawyers) --- [Scarlett Johansson told OpenAI not to use her voice — and she’s not happy they might have anyway] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/20/24161253/scarlett-johansson-openai-altman-legal-action) --- [OpenAI didn’t copy Scarlett Johansson’s voice for ChatGPT, records show] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2024/05/22/openai-scarlett-johansson-chatgpt-ai-voice/) --- [OpenAI Just Gave Away the Entire Game] (https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2024/05/openai-scarlett-johansson-sky/678446/) --- [OpenAI’s News Corp deal licenses content from WSJ, New York Post, and more] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/22/24162782/openai-licensing-deal-wall-street-journal-news-corp) --- [OpenAI strikes Reddit deal to train its AI on your posts] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/16/24158529/reddit-openai-chatgpt-api-access-advertising) --- [The US government is trying to break up Live Nation-Ticketmaster] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/23/24163083/live-nation-ticketmaster-doj-monopoly-lawsuit-break-up) --- [The Sonos Ace headphones are here, and they’re damn impressive] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/21/24160772/sonos-ace-headphones-hands-on-preview) --- [Sonos CEO Patrick Spence addresses the company’s divisive app redesign] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/22/24162168/sonos-ceo-patrick-spence-new-app-design-interview) --- [here’s an electric salt spoon that adds umami flavor ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/21/24161762/electric-salt-spoon-umami-flavor) --- [Apple needs to explain that bug that resurfaced deleted photos ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/20/24161152/apple-ios-17-photo-bug) --- [Humane is looking for a buyer after the AI Pin’s underwhelming debut ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/21/24162185/humane-seeking-acquisition-rumor-ai-pin) 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

24 May 2024

1 HR 31 MINS

1:31:48

24 May 2024


#769

Microsoft is in its AI PC era

Today on the flagship podcast of Arm-based chipsets: 03:08 - The Verge’s Tom Warren and David Pierce discuss the announcements from Microsoft’s Surface event, including the new Arm-powered Surface Laptop, and Copilot Plus PCs. --- [Microsoft’s Surface AI event: news, rumors, and lots of Qualcomm laptops ] (https://www.theverge.com/24159022/microsoft-surface-ai-event-news-rumors-announcements) --- [Microsoft announces an Arm-powered Surface Laptop] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/20/24160498/microsoft-arm-surface-laptop-6-qualcomm-snapdragon-x-elite) --- [Microsoft’s new Surface Pro gets an OLED display for the first time] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/20/24160743/microsoft-surface-pro-10-oled-screen-new-feature) --- [Microsoft announces Copilot Plus PCs with built-in AI hardware] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/20/24160486/microsoft-copilot-plus-ai-arm-chips-pc-surface-event) --- [The new, faster Surface Pro is Microsoft's all-purpose AI PC] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/20/24160707/microsoft-surface-pro-price-release-date-ai)   --- [Recall is Microsoft’s key to unlocking the future of PCs] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/20/24159258/microsoft-recall-ai-explorer-windows-11-surface-event) 27:29 -Verge senior AI reporter Kylie Robison joins the show to chat about OpenAI’s GPT-4o demo and where we’re headed in the next few years of AI.  --- [ChatGPT is getting a Mac app] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/13/24155573/chatgpt-app-desktop-mac) --- [OpenAI’s custom GPT Store is now open to all for free] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/13/24155582/openai-custom-gpt-store-available-free-subscribers) --- [OpenAI releases GPT-4o, a faster model that’s free for all ChatGPT users ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/13/24155493/openai-gpt-4o-launching-free-for-all-chatgpt-users) --- [ChatGPT will be able to talk to you like Scarlett Johansson in Her ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/13/24155652/chatgpt-voice-mode-gpt4o-upgrades) --- [OpenAI pulls its Scarlett Johansson-like voice for ChatGPT ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/20/24160621/openai-chatgpt-gpt4o-sky-scarlett-johansson-voice-assistant-her) --- [OpenAI chief scientist Ilya Sutskever is officially leaving] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24156920/openai-chief-scientist-ilya-sutskever-leaves) --- [OpenAI researcher resigns, claiming safety has taken ‘a backseat to shiny products’] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/17/24159095/openai-jan-leike-superalignment-sam-altman-ai-safety) --- [We tried out the Project Astra demo at Google I/O which worked well un... | tech | TikTok] (https://www.tiktok.com/@verge/video/7369286563278228778?lang=en)   57:40 - Nilay Patel answers a question about iPads for this week’s Vergecast Hotline. --- [Apple iPad Pro (2024) review: the best tablet money can buy] (https://www.theverge.com/24155440/apple-ipad-pro-2024-review) 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

21 May 2024

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:24

21 May 2024


#768

The smells and tastes of a great video game

Today on the flagship podcast of refillable scent cartridges:  Producer Andru Marino tries out a gadget called the [Gamescent] (https://gamescent.com/) , an AI-powered scent machine that syncs with your gaming and movie watching experience. He walks David Pierce through the experience and whether integrating olfaction could be the future of gaming.  We also hear from Nimesha Ranasinghe, an assistant professor at the University of Maine working on taste sensations and taste simulation in virtual reality experiences, which can lead to adding another sense into the world of gaming.  Further reading: --- [A Brief History of Smell-O-Vision] (https://www.wired.com/2006/12/a-brief-history-2-2/) --- [“Scent of Mystery”, the First and Only Use of Smell-O-Vision] (https://www.historyofinformation.com/detail.php?entryid=4539) --- [The sights, smells, and sprays of ‘Iron Man 3’ in 4DX] (https://www.theverge.com/2013/5/2/4293178/the-sights-smells-and-sprays-of-iron-man-3-in-4dx) --- [The iSmell story] (https://www.thescentscompany.com/ismell) --- [Smell-O-Vision is REAL: Linus Tech Tips] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt9y6v7FNAY) --- [VR pioneer Jaron Lanier on dystopia, empathy, and the future of the internet] (https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/8/16751596/jaron-lanier-dawn-of-the-new-everything-vr-interview) --- [The sense of taste in virtual reality] (https://skarredghost.com/2017/07/07/sense-taste-virtual-reality/) --- [Virtual lemonade sends colour and taste to a glass of water] (https://www.newscientist.com/article/2125761-virtual-lemonade-sends-colour-and-taste-to-a-glass-of-water/?cmpid=SOC%7CNSNS%7C2017-FBvideo-VIRTUALLEMONADE&utm_medium=SOC&utm_source=NSNS&utm_campaign=FBvideo&utm_content=VIRTUALLEMONADE) 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 May 2024

35 MINS

35:25

19 May 2024


#767

AI assistants are so back

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss announcements from Google I/O and OpenAI's GPT4o event. Further reading: --- [Google and OpenAI race to build the feature of search] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/15/24157818/google-openai-search-chatgpt-ai-race) --- [OpenAI releases GPT-4o, a faster model that’s free for all ChatGPT users] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/13/24155493/openai-gpt-4o-launching-free-for-all-chatgpt-users) --- [ChatGPT will be able to talk to you like Scarlett Johansson in Her] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/13/24155652/chatgpt-voice-mode-gpt4o-upgrades) --- [ChatGPT is getting a Mac app] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/13/24155573/chatgpt-app-desktop-mac) --- [OpenAI’s custom GPT Store is now open to all for free] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/13/24155582/openai-custom-gpt-store-available-free-subscribers) --- [OpenAI’s “ChatGPT and GPT-4” Spring Update stream starts in 20 minutes] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/13/24155539/openais-chatgpt-and-gpt-4-spring-update-stream-starts-in-20-minutes) --- [OpenAI chief scientist Ilya Sutskever is officially leavingl] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24156920/openai-chief-scientist-ilya-sutskever-leaves) --- [Project Astra: the future of AI at Google is fast, multi-modal assistants like Gemini Live] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24156296/google-ai-gemini-astra-assistant-live-io) --- [Google’s Gemini AI is getting a chatty new voice mode ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24155543/google-gemini-ai-live-voice-chat-vision-digital-assistant) --- [Google will let you create personalized AI chatbots] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24156511/google-ai-gemini-gems-custom-chatbots) --- [Google’s Gemini can build an entire vacation itinerary ‘in a matter of seconds’ ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24156508/google-ai-gemini-travel-assistant-hotel-bookings-io) --- [Google’s Circle to Search will help you with your math homework] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24155469/google-circle-to-search-school-help-homework-ai-io-android) --- [Google’s Gemini video search makes factual error in demo] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24156729/googles-gemini-video-search-makes-factual-error-in-demo) --- [We have to stop ignoring AI’s hallucination problem] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/15/24154808/ai-chatgpt-google-gemini-microsoft-copilot-hallucination-wrong) --- [Google I/O 2024: everything announced] (https://www.theverge.com/24153841/google-io-2024-ai-gemini-android-chrome-photos) --- [Google is redesigning its search engine — and it's AI all the way down] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24155321/google-search-ai-results-page-gemini-overview)   --- [Google now offers ‘web’ search — and an AI opt-out button] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24074314/google-now-offers-web-search) --- [Gemini is about to get better at understanding what's on your phone screen] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24155497/google-ai-gemini-assistant-android-context-io)   --- [Google is building Gemini Nano AI right into Chrome] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24155382/google-gemini-ai-chrome-nano-io) --- [Google makes its AI way faster with Gemini Flash ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24155511/google-gemini-ai-flash-1-5-pro-updates-io) --- [Google’s new LearnLM AI model focuses on education] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24156438/google-ai-education-model-learnlm) --- [Android apps will soon let you use your face to control your cursor] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24156810/google-android-project-gameface-accessibility-io) --- [Android is getting an AI-powered scam call detection feature] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24156212/google-android-ai-gemini-scam-call-detection-feature-io) --- [Google targets filmmakers with Veo, its new generative AI video model] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24156255/google-veo-ai-generated-video-model-openai-sora-io) --- [Google’s invisible AI watermark will help identify generative text and video] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24155927/google-ai-synthid-watermark-text-video-io) --- [Google Photos is getting its own ‘Ask Photos’ assistant this summer] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24156552/google-photos-ask-gemini-feature-io) --- [Blink and you missed it: Google has a new pair of prototype AR glasses] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/14/24156518/google-glass-prototype-ar-glasses-io-2024) --- [We have to stop ignoring AI’s hallucination problem] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/15/24154808/ai-chatgpt-google-gemini-microsoft-copilot-hallucination-wrong) --- [Google launches new Home APIs and turns Google TVs into smart home hubs] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/15/24157154/google-home-api-matter-smart-home-chromecast-google-tv) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. 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17 May 2024

1 HR 34 MINS

1:34:58

17 May 2024


#766

The case for the iPad Pro

Today on the flagship podcast of tandem OLEDs:  The Verge’s David Pierce and Chris Welch discuss the new iPad Pros with an OLED screen, Sonos’ controversial new app, and Sonos’ leaked headphones.  --- [Apple iPad Pro (2024) review: the best kind of overkill] (https://www.theverge.com/24155440/apple-ipad-pro-2024-review) --- [The new Apple iPad Air is great — but it's not the one to get] (https://www.theverge.com/24155407/apple-ipad-air-review-2024) --- [The new Sonos app is missing a lot of features, and people aren’t happy] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/8/24151704/sonos-new-app-bad-reviews-missing-features) --- [Sonos Ace headphones will have magnetic ear cushions and 30-hour battery life] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/7/24150999/sonos-ace-headphones-headphones-features-design-leak) The Verge’s Will Poor buys a bunch of broken iPhones on eBay, and pits the Apple Store against independent repair techs. --- [Jet City Device Repair] (https://www.jcdrepair.com/) --- [iFixit’s iPhone 8 charge port repair guide] (https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+8+Lightning+Connector+Assembly+Replacement/111207) --- [Hugh Jeffreys’ iPhone 12 investigation] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY7DtKMBxBw) --- [Apple’s plan to allow used parts in iPhone repairs] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/11/24127278/apple-iphone-repair-used-parts) David answers a question from the Vergecast Hotline about why some people think the iPad should be a Macbook replacement.  Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (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

14 May 2024

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:34

14 May 2024


#765

The rise of the audio-only video game

In episode two of our Five Senses of Gaming miniseries, David Pierce dives into the world of hearing with audio-only video games with [Paul Bennun] (https://www.paulbennun.com/) , who has been in this space longer than most. Years ago, Bennun and his team at Somethin’ Else made [a series of games called Papa Sangre] (https://www.theverge.com/2013/10/31/5048298/papa-sangre-ii-is-a-terrifying-world-made-of-sound) that were among the most innovative and most popular games of their kind. He explains what makes an audio game work, why the iPhone 4 was such a crucial technological achievement for these games, and more. Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (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 May 2024

27 MINS

27:09

12 May 2024


#764

The beginning and end of the iPad

The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Apple's iPad event, the evolution of the streaming business, updates on the Wisconsin Foxconn site, and much more tech news. --- [Apple iPad event: all the news from Apple’s ‘Let Loose’ reveal] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/7/24150047/apple-ipad-let-loose-event-news-announcements)   --- [The 7 biggest announcements from Apple’s iPad event ] (https://www.theverge.com/24148044/apple-ipad-let-loose-event-biggest-announcements-may-2024) --- [Here's how the latest iPad Pro compares to the new iPad Air (and prior models)] (https://www.theverge.com/24091213/apple-ipad-air-2024-pro-specs-comparison)    --- [Apple adds a 13-inch iPad Air to the mix] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/7/24090026/apple-ipad-air-m2-size-features-specs-2024) --- [The iPad Air is now heavier than the iPad Pro ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/7/24151193/apple-ipad-air-ipad-pro-weight) --- [Apple announces new iPad Pros with OLED displays and thinnest design ever ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/7/24146276/apple-ipad-pro-oled-features-specs-let-loose-event) --- [Apple announces its M4 chip] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/7/24148451/apple-m4-chip-ai-ipad-macbook) --- [Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro M4: bigger trackpad and a function row ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/7/24146311/apple-updates-magic-keyboard-ipad-pro-event) --- [Hands-on with the new iPad Pro: yeah, it's really thin] (https://www.theverge.com/24151128/apple-ipad-pro-2024-hands-on)   --- [You can upgrade the iPad Pro’s processor now, too ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/7/24151225/apple-ipad-pro-m4-processor-storage-upgrade-1tb) --- [The new Apple Pencil Pro is harder to lose and better to draw with] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/7/24146454/apple-pencil-pro-ipad-stylus-price-availability-features) --- [Apple puts more ‘Pro’ in Final Cut and Logic Pro for the iPad ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/7/24151005/apple-ipad-final-cut-pro-camera-update-logic-pro-creative-tools-refresh) --- [Apple quietly kills the old-school iPad and its headphone jack] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/7/24151124/apple-ipad-headphone-jack) --- [The new iPads are ditching physical SIM cards] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/7/24151262/apple-ipad-pro-air-esim-only) --- [Goodbye to Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folio, the best iPad Pro accessory] (https://www.theverge.com/24151209/ipad-pro-smart-keyboard-folio-review-discontinued) --- [People sure are pressed about Apple’s crushing iPad commercial] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/8/24152236/apple-ipad-pro-commercial-artists-ai) --- [A Disney, Hulu, and Max streaming bundle is on the way] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/8/24152397/disney-plus-hulu-max-streaming-bundle) --- [The streaming business will look “very different” in the next couple of years.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/9/24152678/the-streaming-business-will-look-very-different-in-the-next-couple-of-years) --- [Max nears 100 million subscribers globally.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/9/24152649/max-nears-100-million-subscribers-globally) --- [Max price hike incoming.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/8/24152277/max-price-hike-incoming) --- [Disney’s streaming business gets closer to becoming profitable] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/7/24150986/disney-streaming-business-earnings-q2-2024) --- [ESPN is coming to the Disney Plus app] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/7/24151011/espn-tile-disney-plus-app-earnings-q2-2024) --- [Sony is now in play to buy Paramount.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/5/24149780/sony-is-now-in-play-to-buy-paramount) --- [The Office is getting a Peacock spinoff about local newspapers] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/8/24152046/peacock-office-spinoff-greg-daniels-michael-koman) --- [The new Sonos app is missing a lot of features, and people aren’t happy ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/8/24151704/sonos-new-app-bad-reviews-missing-features) --- [Inside Microsoft’s Xbox turmoil] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/8/24151814/microsoft-xbox-layoffs-strategy-changes-arkane-tango) --- [Microsoft says it needs games like Hi-Fi Rush the day after killing its studio] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/8/24152137/xbox-hi-fi-rush-tango-gameworks-matt-booty) --- [Epic v. Apple judge seems displeased over style restrictions on iOS buttons] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/8/24152194/epic-apple-anti-steering-injunction-button-style) --- [The new Sonos app is missing a lot of features, and people aren’t happy ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/8/24151704/sonos-new-app-bad-reviews-missing-features) --- [President Joe Biden to announce AI data center at failed Foxconn site in Wisconsin] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/8/24151927/microsoft-ai-data-center-foxconn-wisconsin-biden) --- [TikTok sues the US government over ban] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/7/24151242/tiktok-sues-us-divestment-ban) --- [The Google Pixel 8A is a midrange phone that might go the distance ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/7/24150360/google-pixel-8a-price-specs-camera-best-take-magic-editor) --- [Google’s Pixel Tablet relaunch at $399 makes its magnetic dock optional ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/7/24151269/google-pixel-tablet-price-drop-dock-optional) Email us at [vergecast@theverge.com] (mailto:vergecast@theverge.com) or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. 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10 May 2024

1 HR 30 MINS

1:30:38

10 May 2024


#763

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

Today on the flagship podcast of enterprise certificate hacks:  03:22 - The Verge’s David Pierce chats with Riley Testut, founder of AltStore and developer of the game emulator app Delta, about how his app finally made it into Apple’s App Store.  --- [The free Delta game emulator for iPhones is live on Apple’s App Store] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/17/24132984/delta-free-emulator-nintendo-gba-n64-iphone-app-store-us) --- [Third-party iPhone app store AltStore PAL is now live in Europe] (https://www.theverge.com/24100464/altstore-pal-dma-eu-launch-delta-nintendo-emulator-clip-clipboard-manager) --- [Delta is the game emulator your iPhone has been missing] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/21/24135953/delta-emulator-airchat-limitless-ai-nothing-eara-installer-newsletter) 46:17 - David walks us through his experimentation with the many software and hardware solutions for “AI voice notes.”  --- [Cleft Notes is an AI voice notes app that really works] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/3/31/24116047/cleft-notes-ai-voice-spider-verse-short-steve-believers-installer-newsletter) 1:02:02 - David answers a question from the Vergecast Hotline about the Rabbit R1.  --- [Rabbit R1 review: nothing to see here] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/2/24147159/rabbit-r1-review-ai-gadget) 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

07 May 2024

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:35

07 May 2024


#762

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

We’re kicking off our “Five Senses of Gaming” miniseries today, starting with “touch.” The Verge’s William Poor explores a controller crisis in the Nintendo 64 speedrunning community, and follows one speedrunner’s quest to recreate a mythical controller he lost. Further reading/viewing: --- [How Sticks Are Sabotaging Speedrunners (Stick Crisis History)] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzq1IXt79SQ) --- [abney317 on Twitch] (https://m.twitch.tv/abney317) --- [The Quest to Beat abney317] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqlUbLasZ-M) --- [Mariokart64.com] (http://mariokart64.com) --- [More on Beck Abney’s controller problems] (https://beckabney.com/mk64/controller.html) 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

05 May 2024

29 MINS

29:08

05 May 2024


#761

Rabbit, Humane, and the iPad

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss this week's tech and gadget news. Further reading: --- [Rabbit R1 review: an unfinished, unhelpful AI gadget ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/2/24147159/rabbit-r1-review-ai-gadget) --- [The Rabbit R1’s first software update addresses its dismal battery life - The Verge] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/30/24145442/rabbit-r1-ota-software-update-battery-drain-fix)   --- [Turns out the Rabbit R1 was just an Android app all along] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/30/24145838/rabbit-r1-android-app-pixel-6a) --- [TikTok and Universal Music Group end feud with new agreement ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/2/24146994/tiktok-universal-music-group-sign-deal-generative-ai) --- [Microsoft’s OpenAI investment was triggered by Google fears, emails reveal] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/1/24146302/microsoft-openai-investment-google-worries-internal-emails) --- [Peloton announces new round of layoffs as CEO quits] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/2/24146989/peloton-announces-new-round-of-layoffs-as-ceo-quits) --- [Elon Musk goes ‘absolutely hard core’ in another round of Tesla layoffs ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/30/24145133/tesla-layoffs-supercharger-team-elon-musk-hard-core) --- [Tesla layoffs hit Supercharger team just as it’s poised to take over EV charging] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/30/24145621/tesla-layoff-supercharger-ev-charging-nacs-elon-musk) --- [LinkedIn is the latest company to get in on gaming ] (https://www.theverge.com/24145605/linkedin-gaming-puzzle-game-nyt-wordle-netflix-games) --- [Pixel 8A leak reveals $499 starting price] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/30/24145318/google-pixel-8a-price-leak-battery-details) --- [Beats announces Solo 4 headphones and $79.99 Solo Buds] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/30/24145198/beats-solo-4-headphones-buds) --- [Beats Solo 4 review: playing both sides ] (https://www.theverge.com/24145150/beats-solo-4-headphones-review) --- [Walmart is about to launch a 4K Chromecast that’s also a smart speaker ] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/1/24146446/walmart-onn-pro-4k-streaming-chromecast-google-assistant-smart-speaker) --- [SwitchBot S10 review: with plumbing hookups, this robovac and mop is actually hands-free] (https://www.theverge.com/24144618/switchbot-s10-review-robot-vacuum) --- [iOS 17.5 beta lets you keep Find My on during iPhone repairs] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/30/24145803/apple-iphone-repair-state-ios-17-5-beta) --- [Razer made a million dollars selling a mask with RGB, and the FTC is not pleased] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/29/24144425/razer-zephyr-face-mask-covid-n95-ftc-settlement) --- [Instagram’s updated algorithm prioritizes original content instead of rip-offs] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/30/24144571/instagram-algorithm-ranking-recommendations-reposted-content)   --- [Meta is “exploring” algorithm changes on Threads.] (https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/1/24146337/meta-is-exploring-algorithm-changes-on-threads) Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

03 May 2024

1 HR 22 MINS

1:22:08

03 May 2024