Episodes
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss the Android 13 update, the battle between the vertical video apps, and a bunch of gadget news. Further reading: Android 13 arrives for Pixel phones starting today How to get the Android 13 update on your Pixel right away Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 review: incremental innovation    Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 review: if it only had a better battery All the YouTube Shorts you repost to TikTok will now tell on you Instagram gets mean...
Published 08/19/22
02:33 - The Verge's David Pierce brings in deputy editor Dan Seifert, reviewer Allison Johnson, and managing editor Alex Cranz to answer Vergecast Hotline questions about Samsung's new Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4. 24:18 - Chris Welch returns to the show for more earbuds voice call testing, this time on the NYC ferry with the new Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and the Google Pixel Buds Pro. 41:18 - Nilay Patel shares his experience reviewing the Ford F-150 Lightning, and the troubles with its...
Published 08/17/22
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Richard Lawler to discuss all the announcement from Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event this past week. Further reading: HBO Max will be replaced next year by a new service combined with Discovery Plus Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked August 2022: the five biggest announcements The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 gets a little extra polish, but it’s still $999 The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a little better and still too expensive Here’s how the...
Published 08/12/22
David Pierce taps into The Verge's reviews team to explore where we're headed with smart home gadgets, wearables, and midrange phones. 01:56 - Verge smart home reviewer Jennifer Pattison Tuohy comes back to the show to break down the news of Amazon acquiring iRobot, maker of the ever popular Roomba robot vacuum. 24:46 - Verge wearable tech reviewer Victoria Song joins David to explore the fascinating world of non-watch wearables: rings, earbuds, sports bras, and sleep trackers. Afterward, we...
Published 08/10/22
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss this week in tech news — including what's happening with HBO Max, Apple iPad rumors, some handheld gaming updates, and this week in EVs. Further reading: Apple might remove the headphone jack from its next entry-level iPad Apple might delay iPadOS 16 launch Apple says Mac sales are getting hit hard by supply constraints  OnePlus 10T review: call it a comeback OnePlus’ 10T launch was a weird return to in-person events The...
Published 08/05/22
David Pierce hosts a special "work from anywhere" episode of The Vergecast while he is on vacation. 02:33 - CEO of Rove Jonah Hanig chats about his approach work-friendly travel. Reflect's Alex MacCaw shares his experience working from a sailboat in the middle of the ocean. 17:12 - Verge deputy editor Thomas Ricker talks about his review of the Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro, as well as his experience of working remotely in Europe. 36:28 - Verge policy editor Russell Brandom and senior...
Published 08/03/22
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce. and Alex Cranz discuss the quarterly tech earnings from Apple, Microsoft, Spotify, and more.  Further reading: Meta and Apple in ‘deep’ competition to build the metaverse, Zuckerberg tells staff Yes, it’s weird for the two-year-old Meta Quest 2 to go up in price Meta might let anti-vax posts back onto Facebook and Instagram  Instagram walks back its changes Microsoft Q4 2022 earnings: Windows and Xbox fall in $51.9 billion quarter Meta reports...
Published 07/29/22
02:30 - The Verge's David Pierce talks with deputy editor Alex Heath about how Meta is pivoting Facebook and Instagram away from your friends and more towards short form video from creators. Mark Zuckerberg braces Meta employees for 'intense period' Facebook is changing its algorithm to take on TikTok, leaked memo reveals Adam Mosseri confirms it: Instagram is over Instagram is making almost all videos Reels and will show them to way more people Facebook doubles down on algorithms in the...
Published 07/27/22
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz run discuss Tesla earnings, Netflix's next move, and an upgrade to smart home standard Thread. Further reading: Tesla’s run of record quarterly deliveries comes to an end thanks to China’s COVID shutdowns Elon Musk now says Tesla could start Cybertruck deliveries in mid-2023 Tesla sold 75 percent of its Bitcoin BMW starts selling heated seat subscriptions for $18 a month  The First-Ever Blazer EV: Electric SUV | Chevrolet  BMW...
Published 07/22/22
02:30 - The Verge's David Pierce talks with tech reporter Mitchell Clark about what it took to get service from Project Genesis and they conclude a FOIA may be the only way to get the facts. I became a Dish influencer to get a 5G NFT 20:21- David talks with senior policy reporter Makena Kelly about US lawmakers suddenly discovering that VPNs are a thing that exists and that they aren't very honest about their business practices. Lawmakers push FTC to clean up the VPN industry 41:50 - And...
Published 07/20/22
06:32 - The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce chat with deputy editor Dan Seifert about his review of Apple's M2 Macbook Air. 34:45 - Verge senior correspondent Liz Lopatto joins the show to discuss the latest in the Elon Musk's Twitter battle. 59:27 - The crew preview the beta software for macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16, and iOS 16. Further reading: Apple MacBook Air M2 (2022) review: a whole new Air-a Elon Musk officially tries to bail on buying Twitter Twitter says it’s going...
Published 07/15/22
Last week, we put a call out to people on Twitter about our new Vergecast Hotline, a phone line we set up for anyone to leave a message about a tech-related question they may have — whether it’s how to find your next router, when Spotify HiFi is actually coming, how to track when all of your favorite shows have new episodes, or whatever — so we can answer them on The Vergecast. We plan to do this about once a month, so if you missed it, that number is 866-VERGE11 (866-837-4311). It’s still...
Published 07/13/22
We’re sharing the trailer for the new season of Land of the Giants: The Facebook/ Meta Disruption. Our friends over a Recode along with The Verge explore how the social media juggernaut has arrived at this unprecedented moment of transition. Senior reporters Shirin Ghaffary of Recode and Alex Heath of The Verge speak with top Meta executives and some of its biggest critics and ask how the company has shaped our lives, and what lies ahead.  Subscribe to Land of the Giants to get new episodes...
Published 07/08/22
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz chat with transportation editor Andrew Hawkins about EVs, trucks, Tesla, and Starlink. Segment 1 - 02:07 Hyundai gives first look at Ioniq 6 EV as market share surges  Electric vehicle companies have a serious quality problem Segment 2 - 23:44 Tesla reportedly doesn't have enough desks after Musk threatens to fire remote employees Tesla lays off nearly 200 Autopilot employees who help train the company's AI Uber drivers are liking...
Published 07/01/22
The Verge's David Pierce and Alex Cranz chat with health technology reporter Nicole Wetsman and senior privacy and cybersecurity reporter Corin Faife about the privacy vulnerabilities for people seeking abortions in a post-Roe United States, and how people can protect their information. 29:28 - David reports on why the internet is so bad at recommendations, with insights from executives at Yelp, Pocket, Pinterest, and Likewise. 46:27 - Senior reviewer Monica Chin explains the confusing names...
Published 06/29/22
Nilay Patel and Alex Cranz chat with Verge senior reviewer Monica Chin about her review of Apple's Macbook Pro 13" with the M2 chip. Alex, David Pierce, and Dan Seifert continue the show, focusing on this week's tech stories from The Verge: Nothing's Phone 1, Solana's Saga phone, and a second look at Microsoft's Surface Duo 2. Further reading: Apple MacBook Pro 13 (2022) review: new chip, old threads There has to be a better way to binge Netflix cuts around 300 jobs after losing...
Published 06/24/22
The Vergecast is now the flagship podcast of twice-a-week podcasts. Our new Wednesday episode digs even deeper into The Verge’s reporting and the products you care about. And it launches today! 03:00 - David Pierce talks with Adi Robertson about Meta's VR prototypes she previewed. 19:44 - Chris Welch tests a bunch of wireless earbuds to find out which has the best phone call quality. 40:44 - Alex Cranz and David discuss what their dream E Ink device is, and why it still doesn't exist. We’re...
Published 06/22/22
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Dish Network's 5G network (@11:07), Google's LaMDA AI (@ 32:32), Apple streaming Major League Soccer (@47:38), and more. Stories mentioned on this show: Watch the trailer for The Verge’s first Netflix show, The Future Of Dish Network’s Project Genesis 5G service is live in more cities Dish says Project Genesis 5G is available in 100 cities, so we tried to sign up T-Mobile can now use three-channel aggregation for even faster...
Published 06/16/22
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss all the important announcements from Apple's WWDC. Also: USB-C will be mandatory for phones sold in the EU ‘by autumn 2024 and the Xbox game streaming TV app feels almost like the real thing All stories discussed this week: Apple announces new flagship M2 processor  Apple announces redesigned MacBook Air with M2 chip and MagSafe MacBook Air and Pro (2022) versus MacBook Pros (2021): spec comparison Apple CarPlay is expanding...
Published 06/10/22
Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg stepping down after 14 years. 29:45 - Transportation editor Andrew Hawkins joins the show to discuss that latest car news, including Volvo using Epic's Unreal Engine to create 'photorealistic' graphics in its cars. 1:00:04 - Segment three covers what to expect at Apple's WWDC next week. Sheryl Sandberg on leaving Meta Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg is stepping down after 14 years  Meta’s head of AI to depart...
Published 06/03/22
Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the most interesting laptops announced this week at Computex 2022. 33:03 - Senior reporter Liz Lopatto returns to update us on Elon Musk's deal to buy to Twitter. 1:00:30 - Gadget rumors continue in segment three. Stories discussed in this episode: Asus’ ROG Flow X16 is a big, powerful 2-in-1 gaming laptop With new Acer Swift 3, OLED marches toward the mainstream Acer’s new Spin 714 could be 2022’s best Chromebook The new Framework Laptop...
Published 05/20/22
In the final chapter of our Vergecast “creators series,” Alex Cranz talks with Ben Heck, who has been modding game systems and controllers since the early 2000s, which led to his project creating single-handed video game controllers. Alex also talks with Bryce Johnson, who is one of the inventors of the Xbox Adaptive Controller, the game controller designed for gamers with limited mobility. Relevant links: BenHeck.com One-handed DualSense (video) Design A 3D Printed Controller Modification...
Published 05/17/22
Nilay Patel and David Pierce interview Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai after Google announcing a bunch of products at their I/O conference. 34:25 - Dan Seifert joins the show to discuss the hardware previewed at Google I/O 2022. 55:38 - Liz Lopatto explains "the crypto crash" in this week's Crypto Corner. 1:07:19 - Alex Cranz hops in to run through this week's gadget rumors, reviews, and announcements. Further reading: Google is making an Android-based Pixel tablet and plans to start...
Published 05/13/22
Google has big visions for the future of computing. It’s working on building what it calls an ambient computer: a virtual helper that can accomplish anything, anywhere, any way you want. But that vision won’t come easy. Ahead of Google’s I/O developer conference, The Verge sat down with some of Google’s most important executives to talk about the company’s vision, its new hardware and software, and how the company is changing to build the future it imagines. Learn more about your ad choices....
Published 05/11/22
In episode two of our Vergecast "creators series," Alex Cranz talks with the creators of Ploopy, the open source trackball that has a dedicated fanbase on Reddit. Alex also talks with Chris Person, who recently wrote about Ploopy for The Verge, about how 3D printing and online communities are creating opportunities for gadget enthusiasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 05/10/22