The Vergecast

The Verge

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. read less
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Episodes

How much MacBook is enough MacBook?
Apr 5 2024
How much MacBook is enough MacBook?
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 is working on an Xbox AI chatbot Samsung says Bixby’s still not dead The world needs more gadgets like LG’s briefcase TV  Jon Stewart on AI, Lina Khan, and the other things Apple didn’t want him to say  A first look at Europe’s alternative iPhone app stores Will the Apple antitrust case lawsuit affect your phone’s security? How Meta’s global head of safety approaches online age verification Is TikTok still TikTok without the algorithm?’ The US House banned staffers from using Microsoft Copilot FCC will vote on restoring net neutrality rules X’s ‘complimentary’ Premium push gives people blue checks they didn’t ask for Spotify’s price is reportedly going up again  AI George Carlin case settled as performers demand better protection  OpenAI’s voice cloning AI model only needs a 15-second sample to work Google Podcasts is gone — and so is my faith in Google  Vote for us in the Webbys!! People’s Voice Technology Podcast  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
Are we really about to ban TikTok?
Mar 15 2024
Are we really about to ban TikTok?
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 House advances path to a ban There might be a “TikTok Photos” app in the works to take on Instagram. TikTok CEO tells users to “make their voices heard” against a bill that could ban the app in the US. Nancy Pelosi is playing TikTok-toe. Donald Trump has even more to say about the TikTok ban. President Biden says he’ll sign a TikTok ban, if passed. TikTok is urging users to call Congress about a looming ban The TikTokers are revolting. Former Activision CEO Bobby Kotick is apparently eyeing TikTok. YouTube is revamping its TV app to make videos feel way more interactive  Spotify now has music videos  Neil Young’s music is back on “low res Spotify” two years after Rogan protest Neil Young says the MacBook Pro has ‘Fisher-Price’ audio quality Elon Musk cancels Don Lemon’s show on X after a ‘tense’ interview Linda Yaccarino on X: "X is becoming a video first platform” Roku hackers breach 15,000 accounts and are selling them online British monarchy rocked by bad Photoshop job The Kate Middleton photo scandal is a rare — and consequential — flub SpaceX successfully launches Starship in third flight test  Apple to allow iOS app downloads direct from websites in the EU Hands-on with the Dyson 360 Vis Nav robot vacuum Nikon is acquiring US camera manufacturer RED 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
The AIs are officially out of control
Feb 23 2024
The AIs are officially out of control
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 before OpenAI fixed it One month with Microsoft’s AI vision of the future: Copilot Pro Gemini, Gemma, Goose.  OpenAI can’t register ‘GPT’ as a trademark — yet Artificial investment Walmart to acquire Vizio in $2.3 billion deal Echo Hub review: a simple, customizable smart home control panel Samsung details a host of audio upgrades coming to its phones, tablets, and TVs Apple says the iPhone 15’s battery got better — but won’t say how Rice is not included in Apple’s official guidance for a wet phone One of the last small-ish Android phones looks like it's going the way of the iPhone Mini  OnePlus is getting back into the smartwatch game The Garmin Forerunner 165 could be a great budget running watch  Sony’s PlayStation Portal hacked to run emulated PSP games Framework is selling a cheap modular laptop  Wyze says camera breach let 13,000 customers briefly see into other people’s homes Apple launches Apple Sports app with scores and betting odds  Apple is already defending iMessage against tomorrow’s quantum computing attacks  IBM quantum computing updates: System Two and Heron Microsoft and Intel strike a custom chip manufacturing deal Rivian says it is laying off 10 percent of its workforce as EV woes deepen Ford slashes Mustang Mach-E prices again as EV price war enters its second year The Vergecast and Decoder are live at SXSW this weekend, March 8th and 9th. SXSW attendees can see both shows live on the official Vox Media Podcast Stage at the JW Marriott, presented by Atlassian. Learn more at voxmedia.com/live. 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
The right to repair – and play games anywhere
Feb 20 2024
The right to repair – and play games anywhere
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 Right to Repair The current draft of Oregon’s Right to Repair bill 33:13 - Tom Warren breaks down the news from Microsoft’s gaming chief about Xbox games coming to PS5 and next-gen hardware. Microsoft’s gaming chief on Xbox games coming to PS5, next-gen hardware, and more 1:00:49 - David Pierce and Alex Cranz answer a question from The Vergecast Hotline about the crackdown on password sharing for streaming services. Netflix might ruin password sharing for everyone  Disney Plus is finally cracking down on password sharing in the US Hulu is cracking down on password sharing, just like Disney Plus and Netflix The Vergecast and Decoder are live at SXSW this weekend, March 8th and 9th. SXSW attendees can see both shows live on the official Vox Media Podcast Stage at the JW Marriott, presented by Atlassian. Learn more at voxmedia.com/live. 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