Episodes
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 Behind Apple’s Doomed Car Project: False Starts and Wrong...
Published 03/01/24
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 media.  Fujifilm announces the X100VI, its follow-up to a...
Published 02/27/24
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 race. Then, Jen and David are joined by Ben Harris, the CEO...
Published 02/25/24
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...
Published 02/23/24
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...
Published 02/20/24
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, next-gen hardware, and more Microsoft prepares to take Xbox...
Published 02/16/24
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 passkeys explainer 31:56 - Victoria Song joins the show to...
Published 02/13/24
The Verge's David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Adi Robertson discuss sports streaming, Apple Vision Pro updates, Bluesky removing its invite system, and more. Further reading: ESPN, Fox, and Warner Bros. are putting together a juggernaut sports streaming app Disney Plus will start its password-sharing crackdown this summer Disney invests $1.5 billion in Epic to create ‘persistent universe’ tied to Fortnite Apple TV+ Became HBO Before HBO Could Become Netflix @lucas_shaw • All these articles...
Published 02/09/24
Today on the flagship podcast of anti-glare coatings: 03:58 - Josh Miller, CEO The Browser Company, joins the show to chat about the Arc Search mobile browser. Arc Search: a new iPhone app combining browser, search, and AI The Arc browser is the Chrome replacement I've been waiting for  48:34 - Allison Johnson shares her review of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S24 phones. Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra review: all that and AI Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus review: smart choices 1:18:54-...
Published 02/06/24
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the Apple Vision Pro review rating, changes to the TikTok app, streaming news, and more. Further reading: Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not The Vision Pro is a computer for the age of walled gardens Apple’s Vision Pro battery pack is hiding the final boss of Lightning cables Even without Netflix and YouTube, Apple’s Vision Pro has over 600 apps at launch TikTok loses Taylor Swift, Drake, and other major Universal...
Published 02/02/24
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Nilay's review of the Apple Vision Pro, and then answer questions from our listeners. Further reading: Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not Apple Vision Pro review (video) Email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 01/30/24
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Apple allowing alternative browser engines in the EU, Netflix getting WWE, Pixel 9 leaks, and more. Further reading: Apple is bringing sideloading and alternate app stores to the iPhone Apple is allowing alternative browser engines in iOS 17.4 — but only in the EU Apple opens App Store to game streaming services Netflix is turning into cable TV  Netflix is going to take away its cheapest ad-free plan WWE Monday Night Raw is...
Published 01/26/24
Today on the flagship podcast of really old computers: 03:54 - Walt Mossberg, former Verge executive editor and longtime Wall Street Journal tech columnist, joins the show to discuss forty years of the Macintosh computer. Mossberg - The Verge The Mac turns 40 — and keeps on moving Steve Jobs Introduces the Macintosh Looking back on 40 years of Macintosh 40:28 - Ali Abdaal chats about his new book "Feel Good Productivity: How to Do More of What Matters To You" and why overthinking your...
Published 01/24/24
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Victoria Song, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the Apple Vision Pro demo, the Samsung Galaxy S24 announcement, and more of this week's tech news. Watch the video here Further reading: Apple Vision Pro hands-on, again, for the first time Apple Vision Pro demos will include scanning your glasses to identify your prescription The Apple Vision Pro has a ‘guest’ mode for your friends to try it Apple Vision Pro will launch with 3D movies from Disney Plus Netflix’s...
Published 01/19/24
Today on the flagship podcast of endlessly looping sounds: 02:33 - David Pierce dives into one piece of music that has taken over "North Sea TikTok" 20:45 - Alex Cranz joins the show to preview new TV shows coming to streaming in 2024, and gives predictions about which streaming service will come out on top this year. 55:36 - This week's Vergecast Hotline question about E Ink at CES. Email us at [email protected], or call us at 866-VERGE11, we love to hear from you. Learn more about...
Published 01/17/24
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz follow up on all the rest of the gadgets and tech seen at CES 2024. Further reading: CES 2024: all the TVs, laptops, smart home gear, and more from the show floor The Rabbit R1 is an AI-powered gadget that can use your apps for you Rabbit sells out 10,000 units of its R1 pocket AI companion in one day Samsung’s Ballie robot is now a projector that follows you around   Wi-Fi 7 quietly took off while everyone was looking at AI Wi-Fi...
Published 01/12/24
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz are discuss all the things with screens announced at CES 2024. Further reading: I’ve looked through LG’s new transparent OLED TV and seen something special Samsung’s got its own transparent display. Samsung’s new OLED TV could make annoying glare a thing of the past  Samsung finally puts the TV at the heart of its smart home The Frame has become such a hit that Samsung is making a speaker version   Intel’s new 14th Gen mobile...
Published 01/10/24
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz kick off the new year with a preview of what we're excited to see at CES 2024 next week, but not before a brief discussion on copyright, the open web, and the first movements of a battle between The New York Times and OpenAI. Further reading: The New York Times sues OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement Here’s how major media companies are handling OpenAI. Read the lawsuit! For the second year in a row, Sony won’t have new...
Published 01/05/24
The Verge’s Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz start the final show of 2023 with some chat about the state of USB-C: the ups and downs of charging gadgets, the ubiquity of one cable, and what the future looks like for gadgets with ports. The crew competes in a few rounds of USB-C Price is Right, a game we completely made up to show how confusing USB-C and its specs can be. Nilay, David, and Alex each play for a Vergecast listener to win an awesome Verge swag basket from our merch...
Published 12/23/23
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Richard Lawler discuss Apple pulling the Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 from its website, the potential Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount merger, and what the biggest stories were on The Verge Dot Com. Further reading: Apple to pull Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 this week due to ITC ban Apple loses attempt to halt Apple Watch sales ban Why the Apple Watch is being banned — and how Apple can avoid it Masimo CEO thinks Apple can’t code its way...
Published 12/22/23
The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Apple responding to Beeper's iMessage for Android and the various other text-based platform news from this week. Sean Hollister joins the show to discuss his time covering the Epic v Google trial, and what we learned from it all. Further reading: The year Twitter died: a special series from The Verge Beeper vs. iMessage is a fight about how tech works — and who's really in charge  Apple responds to Beeper’s iMessage for...
Published 12/15/23
Today on the flagship podcast of good tweets: 03:40 - The Verge’s William Poor goes on a vintage tech odyssey in the hopes of future-proofing his family’s heirloom Mac Classic. 28:35 - David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Nilay Patel discuss why they spent so much time on Twitter for so many years. The year Twitter died: a special series from The Verge How Twitter broke the news Extremely softcore: the old Twitter was an idealist’s workplace and a naive business The great tweet archive Twitter...
Published 12/13/23
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Dan Seifert discuss Google Gemini's attempt to compete with ChatGPT, Beeper Mini bringing iMessage to Android, and shakeups in the podcast industry, and much more. Further reading: “Welcome to hell, Elon” has now been cited in a Supreme Court brief. Google launches Gemini, the AI model it hopes will take down GPT-4  Google’s Gemini AI model now powers the Bard chatbot Google’s Gemini AI model is coming to the Pixel 8 Pro — and eventually to...
Published 12/08/23
The Verge's David Pierce, Victoria Song, Dan Seifert, and Jennifer Pattison Tuohy answer questions from the Vergecast Hotline about what to buy for your loved ones this holiday season. Keep emailing us at [email protected] or leave a voicemail at 866-VERGE11, we love hearing from you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Published 12/06/23
The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss the Tesla Cybertruck event, the latest with OpenAI leadership, and what Elon Musk and Bob Iger said at Dealbook Summit 2023. Getting close — but not too close — to the Tesla Cybertruck Tesla Cybertruck delivery event: Elon Musk hands over the first trucks to customers Elon Musk tells advertisers: ‘Go f**k yourself’ Sam Altman is back, so what’s next for OpenAI and ChatGPT? Interview: Sam Altman on being fired and rehired by...
Published 12/01/23