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Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn make sense of the week's tech news with help from our wide-ranging staff. Join us every week for a fun, deeply nerdy, often off-the-rails conversation about what's happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets.
 
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Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks with games reporter Ash Parrish and senior reporter Alex Heath about Microsoft acquiring Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion and Google building a new AR headset. Policy editor Russell Brandom joins the show to discuss the battle between the FAA, AT&T, Verizon, and airlines over 5G and the antitrust bills i…
 
"Oh-oh-oh, what's love got to do, got to do with it? What's love, but a second-hand emotion? What's love got to do, got to do with it? Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?" Episode Rating: "That Was Easy Enough" (unanimous) Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!…
 
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Russell Brandom discuss the FTC proceeding with an antitrust lawsuit against Meta, the success of Wordle and its app clones, and more RCS drama. Verge deputy editor Dan Seifert stops by to chat about this week's gadget news and the state of the PC market. Stories discussed: White House to launch COVID test-o…
 
Bob begins to short out as Matrix and AndrAIa try to stop Daemon's spread, meanwhile we get some flashbacks to Dot & Enzo's dad and his adventures in the Stargate program. Episode Rating: "That Was Easy Enough" (unanimous) Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our mont…
 
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Alex Cranz run through the huge amount of products announced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2022 this week — from QD-OLED TVs, to EVs, to a hair-coloring gadget. All the stories discussed: CES 2022 will close a day early because of COVID concerns CES 2022 will introduce HDMI 2.1a, another confusing new sp…
 
The Net's most dangerous virus is introduced, and she's a cute French chick? 'Kay. Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! and more. https://www.patreon.com/lazorcomb Video Version: https://youtu.be/io8GgVO1MK4 Show …
 
Siege, LadyGlitch, and Kal sit down with award-winning composer and musician Bob Buckley, known for composing the music for ReBoot, Beast Wars, Shadow Raiders, Beast Machines, and more. Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH CO…
 
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Loren Grush discuss NASA's plan for launching the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to NASA’s Hubble telescope. Second half of the show, the crew go through all the gadgets and software updates announced this past week. Stories discussed this week: NASA’s massive next-generation space telescope arri…
 
In our final Vergecast Spec-tacular of the year, Dieter Bohn dives into Matter, the new tech standard that smart home gadgets will use to communicate with each other, making compatibility between gadgets significantly easier. Guests include: Verge smart home reviewer Jennifer Pattison Tuohy Michelle Mindala-Freeman, Head of Marketing for the Connec…
 
Merry Christmas! Siege, Kal, LadyGlitch, and guest host Christa spread the yuletide by playing the 1995 Canadian board game "ReBoot Mainframe Board Game" from CanadaGames. We also exchange gifts. Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show T…
 
Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Alex Heath discuss Epic Games' Matrix experience in Unreal Engine 5, Snap’s first AR Spectacles, streaming news, and more. Stories discussed: Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss on making The Matrix Awakens with Epic Games Snap’s first AR Spectacles are an ambitious, impractical start How Snap is sidestepping the metaver…
 
Live at On The Verge in New York City, Nilay and Dieter discuss The Verge's documentary Springboard: the secret history of the first real smartphone and conduct at Q&A with the audience. Springboard is now streaming worldwide. You can watch it on The Verge’s new app on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, or Apple TV. It is now also available to watch…
 
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn chat with Alex Heath and Casey Newton about Jack Dorsey stepping down as CEO of Twitter and what's going in the world of crypto. Managing editor Alex Cranz stops by to share news that the FTC is suing to block Nvidia's $40 billion purchase of Arm. Stories referenced: Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO Twitter CTO Para…
 
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn interview CEO of Eero Nick Weaver live at On The Verge in New York City. The discussion includes how the Ring Alarm Pro came together, Eero supporting Thread and Matter, integration of 5G, and what's next for the smart home. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn chat with policy reporter Makena Kelly about Pres. Biden's $1 trillion infrastructure package and what it will do to improve broadband access in the US. Senior science reporter Loren Grush joins the show to talk about Russia destroying one of its own satellites with a ground-based missile. Managing editor Alex Cranz stop…
 
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Sean O'Kane discuss electric vehicle startup Rivian becoming a publicly traded company after executing one of the biggest initial public offerings in history. The crew also cover multiple stories about Apple from this week, Microsoft's Windows 11 SE release, and a new Surface Laptop for schools.…
 
The Verge's Dieter Bohn dedicates this week's Tuesday episode to the fractious history and fraught future of USB-C. Guests include: CTO of ASTC Rod Whitby, who has worked with USB-C standards since its infancy Verge senior reporter Chaim Gartenberg, who explains the many variations of USB-C cables Ken Pillonel, a hacker in Switzerland who figured o…
 
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Tom Warren discuss Microsoft's take on the metaverse at their Ignite event this past week. Verge editor Chris Welch joins to chat about his review of the Beats Fit Pro and Apple's third-gen AirPods. Stories from this week: Microsoft Teams enters the metaverse race with 3D avatars and immersive m…
 
Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn are joined by Verge alums Joanna Stern and David Pierce live on stage at The Verge's 10th anniversary party. Stories discussed from "Episode 69" Tim Cook must testify in ebook price fixing case FCC approves T-Mo/MetroPCS merger Google Reader shuts down Intel in discussions to make Apple chips Wii U sales slump Release da…
 
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss Facebook's new name. Dan Seifert joins to discuss the reviews for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro as well as MacBook Pro. Mark Zuckerberg on why Facebook is rebranding to Meta Facebook’s new name is Meta What is the metaverse, and do I have to care? Facebook’s Oculus Quest will soon b…
 
Dieter Bohn hosts a discussion with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and Verge reviewer Monica Chin about The Verge's approach to reviewing gadgets, focusing specifically on Apple's 2021 MacBook Pro. The crew are still in the process of reviewing the laptop, so the conversation also leads to topics like how battery testing has evolved the past dec…
 
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss Facebook's plan to rebrand the company with a new name, the products announced at Apple's Unleashed event, and what happened at Google's Pixel 6 event. On The Verge is happening October 22nd and 23rd, and you’re invited Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new na…
 
Dieter Bohn sits down with Google CEO Sundar Pichai and SVP of Devices and Services at Google Rick Osterloh to discuss the launch of the Pixel 6 — including its tensor processing chip, the Android ecosystem, and what makes this Pixel launch different from the rest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Adi Robertson discuss HTC's new VR headset the Vive Flow. Also: Apple, Google, and Samsung all have events next week. The crew discuss what to expect. Further reading: The $499 HTC Vive Flow is VR for people who don’t like VR I have a hard time believing your wearable is good if you had to Photo…
 
Dieter Bohn hosts a discussion on reviews for the newest Microsoft products launched this fall — Windows 11, Surface Pro 8, Surface Laptop Studio, and Surface Go 3 — with The Verge's Monica Chin, Dan Seifert, and Tom Warren. Further reading: Windows 11 review: a familiar home that’s still being renovated Surface Pro 8 review: the best of both world…
 
In Land of the Giants: The Apple Revolution, Recode’s Peter Kafka explores the company that changed what a computer is — and then changed what a phone is. From its beginnings as a niche personal computer company, Apple became the preeminent maker of consumer tech products, a cultural trendsetter, and the most valuable company in the world. And alon…
 
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Russell Brandom discuss Facebook's bad week: from a 60 Minutes interview, to a 6-hour outage, to a Facebook whistleblower hearing. The crew also get into Android 12, Pixel 6 rumors, iOS 15.1, and more. Further reading: Verge Tech Survey 2021 Facebook encourages hate speech for profit, says whist…
 
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