The Vergecast

The Vergecast

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.

Episodes

July 19, 2024 81 mins
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 st...
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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 Nintendo Switch OLED review: screentime Sony PlayStation Portal review: flawed but fun Asus ROG Ally updated review: it’s a bit better now This amazing knockoff GBA SP ...
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July 14, 2024 41 mins
Humans are terrible at remembering things. On this episode of The 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. 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 forgettin...
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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 Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 are pricier with minor updates Samsung’s Galaxy Ring could be the one ring to rule an ecosystem Samsung Galaxy Watch U...
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July 9, 2024 61 mins
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 v...
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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 Apple announces visionOS 2 with 3D photo transformations and an ultrawide Mac display The Vision Pro isn’t...
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June 28, 2024 88 mins
The Verge's Nilay Patel and David Pierce chat with Switched on Pop'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  Major record labels sue AI company behind ‘BBL Drizzy’  Good 4 who? How music copyright has gone too far  Samsung ju...
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June 25, 2024 68 mins
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 New Pop-up Walk, Reading Digitally in 2024 — Roden Newsletter Archive  30:06 - The Verge’s Nathan Edwards an...
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June 21, 2024 97 mins
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 Apple’s fancy new CarPlay will only work wirelessly Android’s AirTag ...
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June 18, 2024 74 mins
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 Let’s speculate wildly about Tesla’s three mystery vehicles  Tesla shareholders approve Elon Musk’s massive pay package — was there ever ...
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June 14, 2024 97 mins
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 MKBHD interviewed Tim Cook. Tim Cook is ‘not 100 percent’ sure Apple can stop AI hallucinations Can Apple Intelligence fix the iPhone’s broken notifications system? The AI upgrade cycle is her...
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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   Apple Intelligence: every new AI feature coming to the iPhone and Mac  Apple is giving Siri an AI upgrade in iOS 18  Apple announces iOS 18 with new AI features and more customizable homescreen Apple says iPhones will support RCS in 202...
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June 7, 2024 80 mins
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 Humane is reportedly trying to sell itself to HP for $1 billion Humane, the startup behind t...
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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? Sonos CEO Patrick Spence addresses the company’s divisive app redesign 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. Movie...
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May 31, 2024 92 mins
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 Google confirms the leaked Search documents are real An Anonymous Source Shared Thousands of Leaked Google Search API Documents with Me; Everyone in SEO Should See Them Secrets from...
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May 28, 2024 85 mins
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 Microsoft’s big bet on building a new type of AI computer  Microsoft Build 2024: everything announced 30:25 - The Verge’s ...
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On this episode of The Vergecast, the fourth and final installment of our series on the five senses of video games, we asked Polygon’s 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, has more experience in a virtual cockpit than most. We wanted to know how the pros set up their simu...
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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  Recall is Microsoft’s key to unlocking the future of PCs  https://www.theverge.com › microsoft-surface-pro-pric... Here’s the eight-inch Snapdragon PC for your Windows on Arm expe...
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May 21, 2024 70 mins
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  Microsoft announces an Arm-powered Surface Laptop Microsoft’s new Surface Pro gets an OLED display for the first time Microsoft an...
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Today on the flagship podcast of refillable scent cartridges:  Producer Andru Marino tries out a gadget called the Gamescent, 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 sensat...
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