The Vergecast

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

We’ve got another iPhone review! This week on The Vergecast , Nilay, Paul, and Dieter discuss Nilay’s review of the iPhone XR as well as reviews of the Yoga Book C930 and Google’s Home Hub. And since this year is not over yet, we’ve got another Apple event set for next week. The crew runs through what to expect from Apple for the holiday season. There’s a whole lot more in between that — including a surprising week of Elon Musk coverage — so listen to it all, and you’ll get it all. 05:10 - [iPhone ...

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This week on _The Vergecast_ , we’re doing something a little different — we’re introducing you to our newest reporter, Julia Alexander, who joins _The Verge_ to cover YouTube, Twitch, and more. Nilay sat down with Julia to talk about the controversy around YouTube’s recommendation algorithm, the rise of parasocial ...
This week on _The Vergecast_ , Nilay, Paul, and Dieter dissect the Pixel 3, tackling its new features, improved screen, and infamous notch. Then, Nilay covers the latest in antitrust news coming off the heels of the European Commission fining Google $5 billion for “illegally tying” Chrome and search apps ...
Adobe announced at its Max conference today that it’s bringing Photoshop on the iPad in 2019. The app will rely on a new file format called Cloud PSDs, which will track edits and sync them automatically to Creative Cloud, letting users work on the same file from any device. We ...
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Dan Seifert went to Google’s Pixel 3 event this week in New York City. After the event, the trio, along with Paul Miller, got together for an early taping of _The Vergecast_ to discuss Google’s product announcements and their first impressions. That’s the gist of ...
Ring began as a humble crowdfunded project called Doorbot — a Wi-Fi-enabled video doorbell that enabled two-way communication. In 2013, it was rejected on _Shark Tank_. This year, the company was acquired by Amazon for over $1 billion. Nilay sat down with Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff on this week’s Vergecast ...
This week on _The Vergecast_ , Nilay, Dieter, and Paul bring in experts to report on the top stories on the site this week. Reporter and host of [_Why’d You Push That Button_](https://www.theverge.com/whyd-you-push-that-button) __ Ashley Carman stops by the studio to explain the [_Bloomberg_ report](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how- china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies) detailing “Chinese spy chips” ...
[The Music Modernization Act](https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/18/17876660/senate-passes-music- modernization-act) has passed Congress and now sits on President Trump’s desk, awaiting his signature. The bill is years in the making, a much needed solution to the complicated collision of music streaming services, licensing issues, and copyright law. For this week’s interview episode of [_The Vergecast_](https://www.theverge.com/the-vergecast\\), ...
This week, we saw the two founders of Instagram abruptly leave, so Casey Newton comes on the show to talk about all that drama and [what it might mean for Facebook’s prized possession](https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/25/17903556/instagram-founders- quit-kevin-systrom-mike-krieger-facebook). Then, Dan Seifert joins us to talk about all of the cameras that were [announced at ...
You may not have heard of Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) but you almost certainly have used it. The Google open-source project has been making waves since it launched in 2016 in an effort to make the mobile web faster to load and smoother to navigate. This week, Nilay sat ...
This past week, [Nilay reviewed](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoDQEuP8Igo) the new iPhone XS and XS Max while [Dieter reviewed](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV2_JPc22g8) the Apple Watch series 4. Paul, Dieter, and Nilay dedicate half the show to their review and whether it’s worth upgrading to the new model. Second half of the show, the crew tries to cover ...
Big car companies like Ford have broken themselves up to enter the market of self-driving cars and compete with Silicon Valley companies like Tesla and Uber. Ford Autonomous Vehicles hopes to become the go-to supplier of autonomous driving software, and have even set the ambitious goal of shipping a self-driving ...
Vergecast hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn attended the Apple event on Wednesday, and they were able to get their hands on the new iPhones and Apple Watch that were on display. After the event, they headed to our San Francisco studio to Skype with Paul Miller to record their ...
Anki CEO Boris Sofman Sept. 11, 2018
Anki, known for creating “robots that move you,” just finished a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund their new home robot, Vector. Anki CEO Boris Sofman sat down with Nilay for this week’s interview episode of _The Vergecast_ to talk about the new companion robot, why gendering the robots is important, ...
This week on _The Vergecast_ , Nilay, Paul, Russell, and Dieter dedicate half the show to _The Verge_ ’s monopoly week, which dives into the future of tech monopolies. They also discuss the social media hearings that happened on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. In the second half of the show, ...
Best known for coining the phrase “net neutrality” and his book _The Master Switch,_ Tim Wu has a new book coming out in November called [_The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age_](https://www.amazon.com/Curse- Bigness-Antitrust-New-Gilded/dp/0999745468). In it, he argues compellingly for a return to aggressive antitrust enforcement in the ...
This week, _The Verge_ has been at [IFA 2018](https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/28/17790048/ifa-2018-news-announcements- updates-highlights-products), Europe’s big tech event. There are a lot of new gadgets, so Nilay, Dieter, and Paul go through their favorites on _The Vergecast._ Also, [Apple announced its September event](https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/30/17795876/apple-iphone- event-2018-date-time-rumors-macbook-air-mac-mini-ipad-pro) this week, and immediately following the announcement, iPhone and Apple ...
We're kicking off our secondary Vergecast episode of the week with an interview with Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith. In this wide-ranging interview , Smith expanded on why the company nearly shut down Gab.ai, the “free-speech” absolutist platform that’s become an alt-right favorite.
This week on _The Vergecast_ , Paul, Nilay, and Dieter start off the show with the news that [Netflix is testing a payment feature to bypass Apple’s App Store fees](https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/21/17764424/netflix-feature- bypass-apples-app-store-fees), which leads into a larger discussion of (as Nilay calls it) “App Store chaos.” Paul seems pretty excited about ...
We’ve got a whirlwind of an episode this week on _The Vergecast_. Nilay, Paul, and Dieter bring back Silicon Valley Editor and host of _Converge_ Casey Newton to discuss Twitter’s bad week and what the heck is going on with them. But before that, there’s a whole lot of other ...