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

April 12, 2024 94 mins
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Piece, and Alex Cranz discuss David's review of the Humane AI Pin, Taylor Swift's music back on TikTok, a new party speaker, and much more. Further reading: Humane AI Pin review: the post-smartphone future isn’t here yet Here’s What Reviewers Are Saying About the Humane Pin We now have a better look at what’s inside the Humane AI pin OpenAI transcribed over a million hours of YouTube videos to tra...
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The Verge’s David Pierce, Nilay Patel, and Alex Cranz answer questions from The Vergecast Hotline all about the TikTok ban debate and the US v Apple case.  Further reading:  TikTok ban: all the news on attempts to ban the video platform US v. Apple: everything you need to know The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age Vote for The Vergecast in the Webbys! Join The Verge at the 2024 Chicago Humanities Spring Festiva...
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April 5, 2024 92 mins
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz discuss the Apple Macbook Air M3 review, Jon Stewart's take on AI, and a whole lot more of this week's tech news. Further reading: Apple MacBook Air M3 review: small upgrades  It’s time for a hard reset on notifications Best printer 2024, best printer for home use, office use, printing labels, printer for school, homework printer you are a printer we are all printers  Microsoft...
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April 2, 2024 67 mins
Today on the flagship podcast of alternate keyboard layouts:  03:36 - The Verge’s David Pierce talks to Jonas Hietala about his ultra-custom keyboard he built from the ground up to fit his specific needs.  Jonas Hietala: The T-34 keyboard layout 30:40 - The Verge’s Tom Warren explains the next phase of Microsoft with a new leader on the Windows and Surface team.  Microsoft has a new Windows and Surface chief Microsoft’s first AI...
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Today we're sharing an episode of a new podcast called Power User, which explores how technology and the internet are upending our lives and the world around us, hosted by tech journalist Taylor Lorenz. Follow Power User with Taylor Lorenz wherever you get your podcasts: https://link.chtbl.com/poweruserpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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March 26, 2024 63 mins
Today on the flagship podcast of canceled-out cricket sounds:  03:29 - David, Andru, and Will react to prototype headphones that use AI to take noise cancellation to a whole new level.  Hear how the best ANC headphones handle real world and lab tests  We sent the top ANC headphones to a lab to test their noise-canceling abilities  The University of Washington’s Semantic Hearing project UW’s Mobile Intelligence Lab 31:30 - Mi...
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March 22, 2024 91 mins
The Verge's David Pierce, Alex Cranz, Lauren Feiner and Nilay Patel discuss the breaking news about the the US Department of Justice accusing Apple of operating an illegal monopoly in the smartphone market in an expansive new antitrust lawsuit. Further reading: US v. Apple: everything you need to know  US sues Apple for illegal monopoly over smartphones The US Department of Justice is suing Apple — read the full lawsuit here  ...
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March 19, 2024 69 mins
Today on the flagship podcast of scaled EV production: 02:50 - Verge producer Will Poor tags along with a former Uber Eats driver who ditched the delivery apps and is trying to start a one-man gig work revolution. This Seattle Delivery Person Is Breaking Free of the Apps https://tonydelivers.co/ 18:54- The Verge's David Pierce and Andrew Hawkins discuss Rivian's new vehicles they announced last week, and what it will take...
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March 15, 2024 99 mins
The Verge 's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the US House of Representatives passing a bill that could ban TikTok, the streaming news of the week, a Dyson robot, and more. Further reading: Lawmakers introduce bill that would punish app stores for hosting TikTok TikTok ban: all the news on attempts to ban the video platform  House passes bill that could ban TikTok TikTok’s fate now lies with the Senate after Ho...
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The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz choose their picks for The Vergecast Streaming Draft of 2024 in front of a live audience at SXSW. Watch video version with a scoreboard on YouTube 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
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March 7, 2024 97 mins
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Apple's upgraded MacBook Air, the EU's Digital Markets Act deadline for tech’s biggest “gatekeepers”, and a bunch of tech news from this week. Further reading: Apple announces upgraded MacBook Air laptops with M3 chips The MacBook Air’s wedge is truly gone — and I miss it already Apple may not do a spring event this year How the EU’s DMA is changing Big Tech: all of...
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Today on the flagship podcast of region locked phones:  The Verge’s Allison Johnson and Jon Porter report back on all the tech we saw at Mobile World Congress this past week.  MWC 2024: all the phones, wearables, and gadgets announced in Barcelona Peering through Lenovo’s transparent laptop into a sci-fi future  What if phones actually bent to our needs?  The Phone 2A makes a guest appearance at Nothing’s MWC event. The Huma...
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The Verge’s Jennifer Pattison Tuohy has as smart a kitchen as any reasonable person possibly could; she has smart appliances, a smart sink, a smart fridge, and more voice assistants than anyone could ever talk to. And for a few days, she tried to let her kitchen do the work: telling her what to cook, getting everything set up just right, and even taking some of the cooking and cleaning load off her shoulders. Jen kept a diary durin...
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March 1, 2024 91 mins
The Verge's Nilay Patel and David Pierce talk through the weird and winding history of Apple's "secret" car project now that it's officially dead. And later, senior policy reporter Lauren Feiner makes her Vergecast debut to catch us up on the arguments made this week in the Supreme Court about online speech and the First Amendment. Further reading: Apple’s electric car project is dead RIP to the Apple Car, we hardly knew ye Be...
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February 27, 2024 65 mins
Today on the flagship podcast of the economic theory of Dave and Busters: 02:50 - The Verge’s Mia Sato shares her experience on a new shopping app called Flip, which is filled with only videos that earn affiliate revenue.  Where everyone’s an influencer and everything’s for sale 35:34 - The Verge’s Vjeran Pavic and Becca Farsace chat with David Piece about the new Fuji X100VI, and why this line of cameras was a sensation on social...
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Over the next two Sundays on The Vergecast, The Verge’s Jennifer Pattison-Tuohy and David Pierce dig into the dream smart kitchen, the less-than-dreamy reality of the situation, and what it might take to make cooking, cleaning, meal-prepping, and eating more efficient and more fun. On this episode, Jen takes us on a tour of her own smart(ish) kitchen, and explains why the kitchen often feels left behind in the overall smart home ra...
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February 23, 2024 85 mins
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss ChatGPT and Gemini updates, Walmart acquiring Vizio, Apple's Sports app, and more. Further reading: Google cut a deal with Reddit for AI training data Google apologizes for ‘missing the mark’ after Gemini generated racially diverse Nazis  Google’s open-source Gemma AI models draw from the research behind Gemini ChatGPT spat out gibberish for many users overnight bef...
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Today on the flagship podcast of sneaky gaming strategies: 03:45 - Verge producer Will Poor reports on a right-to-repair bill in Oregon and what's next in the right-to-repair movement. The right-to-repair movement is just getting started Status of Right to Repair legislation state by state, via repair.org iFixit explains parts pairing Jessa Jones’ iPad Rehab Apple Is Lobbying Against Right to Repair Six Months After Supporting...
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February 16, 2024 104 mins
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss Apple fans starting to return the Vision Pro, Xbox exclusive games, Super Bowl streaming troubles, and more. Further reading: Apple fans are starting to return their Vision Pros Zuckerberg says Quest 3 is ‘the better product’ vs. Apple’s Vision Pro Meta’s big vision for face computers might be better than Apple’s Microsoft’s gaming chief on Xbox games coming to PS5, ...
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February 13, 2024 66 mins
Today on the flagship podcast of video podcasts: 02:52 - The Verge's David Pierce chats with 1Password's Anna Pobletts about good password hygiene, passkeys, and the upsides of a third-party password manager. Passkeys: all the news and updates around passwordless sign-on support Biometrics? Bring it on: why Okta’s Jameeka Green Aaron wants passwords to go away How to use a passkey to sign in to your Google account 1Password’s p...
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