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The Vergecast

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Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller make sense of the week's tech news with help from our diverse and wide-ranging staff. And on Tuesdays, Nilay hosts in-depth, one-on-one interviews with major technology leaders. Join us every week for a fun, deeply nerdy, often off-the-rails conversation about what's happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets.

Latest Episodes

Samsung Galaxy S20's camera issues and Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO

Stories discussed this week: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review: shutter bug Samsung pledges to improve Galaxy S20 camera after reviewers see issues Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO, replaced by Bob Chapek Meet Bob Chapek, Disney’s new CEO and the Tim Cook to Iger’s Steve Jobs Disney’s new corporate synergy nightmare is personified in Simpsons promo New Juul patent application hints at AI-powered vape to help users quit nicotine Apple’s new Mac Pro and Pro Display technology overviews show off just how ‘pro’ they are Sony did a phone with a headphone jack! LG’s new V60 ThinQ 5G shows steady evolution for a company in need of big change Amazon’s Eero routers get updated with Apple’s HomeKit support Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus review: better sound, even better stamina Huawei announces the Mate XS foldable with a more durable display and faster processor Xbox Series X official specs: AMD CPU, 12 teraflop GPU, SSD, and more Microsoft’s Xbox Series X will be able to resume games eve...

87 MIN14 h ago
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Samsung Galaxy S20's camera issues and Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO

Argo’s CEO explains why its fleet of self-driving taxis won’t be all-electric (at first)

One of the burning questions facing the world of self-driving cars is whether it makes sense to go all-electric or not. Some, like GM-owned Cruise, is all in on battery-electric vehicles. Others are going half-and-half, like Waymo building a fleet that includes both all-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUVs and gas-burning Chrysler Pacifica minivans. Argo, the Pittsburgh-based self-driving company backed by Ford and Volkswagen, has concerns about an all-electric fleet, especially when it comes to the need to recoup the cost of all the expensive technology that makes the car autonomous. The company’s CEO, Brian Salesky, sat down with The Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and senior reporter Andrew Hawkins to explain why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52 MIN3 d ago
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Argo’s CEO explains why its fleet of self-driving taxis won’t be all-electric (at first)

Galaxy Z Flip review, CBS streaming service revamp plans, and Android 11 features so far

Stories discussed this week: Folding glass: how, why, and the truth of Samsung’s Z Flip A Motorola Razr’s screen is reportedly peeling right on the fold Galaxy Z Flip teardown reveals that its hinge brushes may not block much dust Galaxy Z Flip durability test calls Samsung’s Ultra Thin ‘Glass’ into question Leaked images show TCL prototype phone with expandable, slide-out display Dish Network floats merger with DirecTV over pace of cord-cutting CBS is planning an improved streaming service after squandering its head start with All Access HBO and HBO Max are headed to YouTube TV HBO Max’s first ad wants to remind you how many of your favorite shows and movies it owns Disney+ has surpassed 28 million subscribers since launch … Tiger’s retro LCD handheld games are making a comeback The most interesting new Android 11 features so far Android 11 will fix dozens of small annoyances, but what about the apps? Google releases Android 11 developer preview earlier than expected Apple ...

88 MIN1 w ago
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Galaxy Z Flip review, CBS streaming service revamp plans, and Android 11 features so far

Chief Product Officer of Adobe Scott Belsky returns

Chief Product Officer of Adobe Scott Belsky chats with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and reporter Dami Lee about what he learned from putting Photoshop on the iPad, adapting products to new creators and platforms, Creative Cloud for the Mac Pro, and the goals of the Content Authenticity Initiative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 MIN1 w ago
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Chief Product Officer of Adobe Scott Belsky returns

Motorola Razr review, Samsung's Galaxy S20 event, and T-Mobile and Sprint allowed to merge

Stories discussed this week: Motorola Razr review: folding flip phone flops Motorola Razr undergoes iFixit’s ‘most complicated’ teardown yet Samsung learned some tough lessons from the Galaxy Fold debacle Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip beats the Motorola Razr in nearly every way Samsung Galaxy Z Flip first look: folding glass changes everything The Galaxy S20 is the first high-refresh display phone many people will own Why Samsung’s 108-megapixel camera isn’t just a gimmick All of the biggest announcements from Samsung’s Galaxy S20 event Samsung confirms its AirDrop-like ‘Quick Share’ is launching on the Galaxy S20 Here’s how Samsung’s Galaxy S20 stacks up against the Pixel 4, OnePlus 7T, and more Samsung’s regular Galaxy S20 doesn’t support ultra-fast 5G Samsung’s Galaxy S20, Plus, and Ultra first look: cameras, 5G, and 120Hz screens Samsung confirms its AirDrop-like ‘Quick Share’ is launching on the Galaxy S20 T-Mobile and Sprint win lawsuit and will be allowed to merge The court let T-Mobile buy Sprint because Sprint completely sucks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

93 MIN2 w ago
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Motorola Razr review, Samsung's Galaxy S20 event, and T-Mobile and Sprint allowed to merge

New Jersey’s former attorney general on Ring cameras and facial recognition

In this week’s Vergecast, former New Jersey attorney general Anne Milgram stopped by the studio to talk with Verge editor in chief Nilay Patel and me, senior reporter Colin Lecher. As Nilay notes, Milgram, who also co-hosts the podcast Stay Tuned with Preet Bharara, is “the first cop we’ve ever had on the show,” and gave some thoughtful responses to questions about surveillance, predictive policing, and more. “We all, I think, have the right reaction, which is we don’t want to use data that’s biased or we don’t want to have problems,” Milgram says. “And yet in our personal lives, we give access to a huge amount of information and a lot of it is not public.” The rise of home security systems like Amazon’s Ring camera have raised serious questions about privacy, and Milgram weighed in on the issue. Below is an excerpt for that conversation, lightly edited for length and clarity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58 MIN2 w ago
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New Jersey’s former attorney general on Ring cameras and facial recognition

Iowa caucus app issues, Panos Panay takes over both Microsoft’s hardware and software, and Google reveals Q4 earnings

Stories discussed this week; Election tech was supposed to clean up the Iowa caucus … Iowa's caucus fracas shows we're still too ignorant about how … America is bad at voting (it isn’t just Iowa) US attorney general says tech and telecom industries should invest in Huawei competitors Donald Trump ‘apoplectic’ in call with Boris Johnson over Huawei US pushing tech and telecom industries to build 5G alternative to Huawei Microsoft’s Windows future is now tied to hardware Microsoft's Surface chief now leads Windows and hardware ... YouTube is a $15 billion-a-year business, Google reveals for … Creators finally know how much money YouTube makes, and ... Google now has a 'multibillion-dollar' hardware business Google opens its latest Google Glass AR headset for direct purchase The Super Bowl is streaming in 4K HDR for the first time ... Roku and Fox strike a last-minute deal to keep Super Bowl ... Apple might be releasing a new Apple TV soon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

71 MIN3 w ago
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Iowa caucus app issues, Panos Panay takes over both Microsoft’s hardware and software, and Google reveals Q4 earnings

How 5G and edge computing fit into the future of Intel’s traditionally chip-focused lineup

Intel is one of the biggest names in the tech world, with chips that quite literally are the brains behind most of the computers and servers that we use every day. But the world of computers is expanding and Intel is changing, too, with a focus on both edge computing that puts processing resources in the cloud and the power that’s available directly on the physical device. And at the head of that is Dr. Venkata (Murthy) Renduchintala, the chief engineering officer and group president of the Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group at Intel. Renduchintala joined Intel in 2016, having previously headed up competitor Qualcomm’s chip business. Renduchintala is the person in charge of almost all of Intel’s hardware, from design to engineering to manufacturing. He joined Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and news editor Chaim Gartenberg for an interview episode of The Vergecast this week to discuss the present and future of Intel, including the company’s place in the development of 5G, the changing landscape of personal- and cloud-based computing, and what the next-generation of processors could look like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46 MIN3 w ago
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How 5G and edge computing fit into the future of Intel’s traditionally chip-focused lineup

iPad turns 10, Apple's first quarter earnings, and what Google is doing with the Search design

Stories discussed this week: Former Windows chief reveals Microsoft's reaction to the iPad … Apple's iPad changed the tablet game 10 years ago today … The iPad is still finding its place ten years in Microsoft's Surface Pro X is the world's most extravagant ... Apple's iPhone 11 and AirPods help company hit a new … Apple reportedly working on tracking tags, high ... Google's ads just look like search results now How much longer will we trust Google's search results? Google is backtracking on its controversial desktop search … Google aims to unify its workplace tools and messaging apps into one service The Scroll subscription service is an ingenious web technology hack Scroll makes hundreds of websites ad-free for $5 per month … Pentagram designed a smart speaker that’s like HitClips for kids Here’s what you need to watch the Super Bowl in 4K HDR WarnerMedia takes $1.2 billion revenue hit in hopes that HBO ... AT&T tried to buy out the streaming wars — and customers are ... C...

93 MINJAN 31
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iPad turns 10, Apple's first quarter earnings, and what Google is doing with the Search design

Neil Young says the Macbook Pro has “Fisher-Price” audio quality

EMusician Neil Young and tech executive Phil Baker have been trying to push the tech industry to make it easier for consumers to listen to high-quality audio for almost a decade now. The duo’s hi-res music player Pono aimed to fix problems they said plagued MP3 players like the iPod and music software like iTunes — like compressed, lossy, and low-fidelity audio files that were not similar enough to their original recordings. But five years after the Pono was released, Young believes the tech industry has still not advanced enough for consumers to easily listen to high resolution audio. The two men’s new book, To Feel the Music: A Songwriter’s Mission To Save High Quality Audio, details the hurdles they had to overcome to create the Pono, as well as what the tech industry should do in order to get consumers to realize what their missing with streaming and “CD-quality” music. In an interview with The Vergecast, Young tells Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel that even though Grammy-winning artists are able to make music almost anywhere they go on their laptop or mobile devices, they’re still sacrificing on audio fidelity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46 MINJAN 28
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Neil Young says the Macbook Pro has “Fisher-Price” audio quality

Latest Episodes

Samsung Galaxy S20's camera issues and Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO

Stories discussed this week: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review: shutter bug Samsung pledges to improve Galaxy S20 camera after reviewers see issues Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO, replaced by Bob Chapek Meet Bob Chapek, Disney’s new CEO and the Tim Cook to Iger’s Steve Jobs Disney’s new corporate synergy nightmare is personified in Simpsons promo New Juul patent application hints at AI-powered vape to help users quit nicotine Apple’s new Mac Pro and Pro Display technology overviews show off just how ‘pro’ they are Sony did a phone with a headphone jack! LG’s new V60 ThinQ 5G shows steady evolution for a company in need of big change Amazon’s Eero routers get updated with Apple’s HomeKit support Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus review: better sound, even better stamina Huawei announces the Mate XS foldable with a more durable display and faster processor Xbox Series X official specs: AMD CPU, 12 teraflop GPU, SSD, and more Microsoft’s Xbox Series X will be able to resume games eve...

87 MIN14 h ago
Comments
Samsung Galaxy S20's camera issues and Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO

Argo’s CEO explains why its fleet of self-driving taxis won’t be all-electric (at first)

One of the burning questions facing the world of self-driving cars is whether it makes sense to go all-electric or not. Some, like GM-owned Cruise, is all in on battery-electric vehicles. Others are going half-and-half, like Waymo building a fleet that includes both all-electric Jaguar I-Pace SUVs and gas-burning Chrysler Pacifica minivans. Argo, the Pittsburgh-based self-driving company backed by Ford and Volkswagen, has concerns about an all-electric fleet, especially when it comes to the need to recoup the cost of all the expensive technology that makes the car autonomous. The company’s CEO, Brian Salesky, sat down with The Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and senior reporter Andrew Hawkins to explain why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Argo’s CEO explains why its fleet of self-driving taxis won’t be all-electric (at first)

Galaxy Z Flip review, CBS streaming service revamp plans, and Android 11 features so far

Stories discussed this week: Folding glass: how, why, and the truth of Samsung’s Z Flip A Motorola Razr’s screen is reportedly peeling right on the fold Galaxy Z Flip teardown reveals that its hinge brushes may not block much dust Galaxy Z Flip durability test calls Samsung’s Ultra Thin ‘Glass’ into question Leaked images show TCL prototype phone with expandable, slide-out display Dish Network floats merger with DirecTV over pace of cord-cutting CBS is planning an improved streaming service after squandering its head start with All Access HBO and HBO Max are headed to YouTube TV HBO Max’s first ad wants to remind you how many of your favorite shows and movies it owns Disney+ has surpassed 28 million subscribers since launch … Tiger’s retro LCD handheld games are making a comeback The most interesting new Android 11 features so far Android 11 will fix dozens of small annoyances, but what about the apps? Google releases Android 11 developer preview earlier than expected Apple ...

88 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Galaxy Z Flip review, CBS streaming service revamp plans, and Android 11 features so far

Chief Product Officer of Adobe Scott Belsky returns

Chief Product Officer of Adobe Scott Belsky chats with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and reporter Dami Lee about what he learned from putting Photoshop on the iPad, adapting products to new creators and platforms, Creative Cloud for the Mac Pro, and the goals of the Content Authenticity Initiative. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Chief Product Officer of Adobe Scott Belsky returns

Motorola Razr review, Samsung's Galaxy S20 event, and T-Mobile and Sprint allowed to merge

Stories discussed this week: Motorola Razr review: folding flip phone flops Motorola Razr undergoes iFixit’s ‘most complicated’ teardown yet Samsung learned some tough lessons from the Galaxy Fold debacle Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip beats the Motorola Razr in nearly every way Samsung Galaxy Z Flip first look: folding glass changes everything The Galaxy S20 is the first high-refresh display phone many people will own Why Samsung’s 108-megapixel camera isn’t just a gimmick All of the biggest announcements from Samsung’s Galaxy S20 event Samsung confirms its AirDrop-like ‘Quick Share’ is launching on the Galaxy S20 Here’s how Samsung’s Galaxy S20 stacks up against the Pixel 4, OnePlus 7T, and more Samsung’s regular Galaxy S20 doesn’t support ultra-fast 5G Samsung’s Galaxy S20, Plus, and Ultra first look: cameras, 5G, and 120Hz screens Samsung confirms its AirDrop-like ‘Quick Share’ is launching on the Galaxy S20 T-Mobile and Sprint win lawsuit and will be allowed to merge The court let T-Mobile buy Sprint because Sprint completely sucks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

93 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Motorola Razr review, Samsung's Galaxy S20 event, and T-Mobile and Sprint allowed to merge

New Jersey’s former attorney general on Ring cameras and facial recognition

In this week’s Vergecast, former New Jersey attorney general Anne Milgram stopped by the studio to talk with Verge editor in chief Nilay Patel and me, senior reporter Colin Lecher. As Nilay notes, Milgram, who also co-hosts the podcast Stay Tuned with Preet Bharara, is “the first cop we’ve ever had on the show,” and gave some thoughtful responses to questions about surveillance, predictive policing, and more. “We all, I think, have the right reaction, which is we don’t want to use data that’s biased or we don’t want to have problems,” Milgram says. “And yet in our personal lives, we give access to a huge amount of information and a lot of it is not public.” The rise of home security systems like Amazon’s Ring camera have raised serious questions about privacy, and Milgram weighed in on the issue. Below is an excerpt for that conversation, lightly edited for length and clarity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

58 MIN2 w ago
Comments
New Jersey’s former attorney general on Ring cameras and facial recognition

Iowa caucus app issues, Panos Panay takes over both Microsoft’s hardware and software, and Google reveals Q4 earnings

Stories discussed this week; Election tech was supposed to clean up the Iowa caucus … Iowa's caucus fracas shows we're still too ignorant about how … America is bad at voting (it isn’t just Iowa) US attorney general says tech and telecom industries should invest in Huawei competitors Donald Trump ‘apoplectic’ in call with Boris Johnson over Huawei US pushing tech and telecom industries to build 5G alternative to Huawei Microsoft’s Windows future is now tied to hardware Microsoft's Surface chief now leads Windows and hardware ... YouTube is a $15 billion-a-year business, Google reveals for … Creators finally know how much money YouTube makes, and ... Google now has a 'multibillion-dollar' hardware business Google opens its latest Google Glass AR headset for direct purchase The Super Bowl is streaming in 4K HDR for the first time ... Roku and Fox strike a last-minute deal to keep Super Bowl ... Apple might be releasing a new Apple TV soon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

71 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Iowa caucus app issues, Panos Panay takes over both Microsoft’s hardware and software, and Google reveals Q4 earnings

How 5G and edge computing fit into the future of Intel’s traditionally chip-focused lineup

Intel is one of the biggest names in the tech world, with chips that quite literally are the brains behind most of the computers and servers that we use every day. But the world of computers is expanding and Intel is changing, too, with a focus on both edge computing that puts processing resources in the cloud and the power that’s available directly on the physical device. And at the head of that is Dr. Venkata (Murthy) Renduchintala, the chief engineering officer and group president of the Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group at Intel. Renduchintala joined Intel in 2016, having previously headed up competitor Qualcomm’s chip business. Renduchintala is the person in charge of almost all of Intel’s hardware, from design to engineering to manufacturing. He joined Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and news editor Chaim Gartenberg for an interview episode of The Vergecast this week to discuss the present and future of Intel, including the company’s place in the development of 5G, the changing landscape of personal- and cloud-based computing, and what the next-generation of processors could look like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46 MIN3 w ago
Comments
How 5G and edge computing fit into the future of Intel’s traditionally chip-focused lineup

iPad turns 10, Apple's first quarter earnings, and what Google is doing with the Search design

Stories discussed this week: Former Windows chief reveals Microsoft's reaction to the iPad … Apple's iPad changed the tablet game 10 years ago today … The iPad is still finding its place ten years in Microsoft's Surface Pro X is the world's most extravagant ... Apple's iPhone 11 and AirPods help company hit a new … Apple reportedly working on tracking tags, high ... Google's ads just look like search results now How much longer will we trust Google's search results? Google is backtracking on its controversial desktop search … Google aims to unify its workplace tools and messaging apps into one service The Scroll subscription service is an ingenious web technology hack Scroll makes hundreds of websites ad-free for $5 per month … Pentagram designed a smart speaker that’s like HitClips for kids Here’s what you need to watch the Super Bowl in 4K HDR WarnerMedia takes $1.2 billion revenue hit in hopes that HBO ... AT&T tried to buy out the streaming wars — and customers are ... C...

93 MINJAN 31
Comments
iPad turns 10, Apple's first quarter earnings, and what Google is doing with the Search design

Neil Young says the Macbook Pro has “Fisher-Price” audio quality

EMusician Neil Young and tech executive Phil Baker have been trying to push the tech industry to make it easier for consumers to listen to high-quality audio for almost a decade now. The duo’s hi-res music player Pono aimed to fix problems they said plagued MP3 players like the iPod and music software like iTunes — like compressed, lossy, and low-fidelity audio files that were not similar enough to their original recordings. But five years after the Pono was released, Young believes the tech industry has still not advanced enough for consumers to easily listen to high resolution audio. The two men’s new book, To Feel the Music: A Songwriter’s Mission To Save High Quality Audio, details the hurdles they had to overcome to create the Pono, as well as what the tech industry should do in order to get consumers to realize what their missing with streaming and “CD-quality” music. In an interview with The Vergecast, Young tells Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel that even though Grammy-winning artists are able to make music almost anywhere they go on their laptop or mobile devices, they’re still sacrificing on audio fidelity. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46 MINJAN 28
Comments
Neil Young says the Macbook Pro has “Fisher-Price” audio quality
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