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Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn make sense of the week's tech news with help from our 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.

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Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn make sense of the week's tech news with help from our 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.

    Apple v Epic week 1 roundtable

    Apple v Epic week 1 roundtable

    Nilay and Dieter talk with Verge senior reporter Adi Robertson and senior editor Tom Warren about the first week of the Epic Games v Apple trial.

    Why Epic is burning its own cash to cook Apple

    Apple antitrust trial kicks off with Tim Sweeney’s metaverse dreams

    The Epic Games v. Apple trial kicks off with kids screaming ‘free Fortnite’

    Here are Apple’s and Epic’s full slideshows arguing why they should win at trial

    I watched the Epic v. Apple trial on Discord

    Tim Sweeney emailed Tim Cook personally to call for open app sales after WWDC in 2015

    Apple exec suggested cutting App Store commission to 20 percent as early as 2011

    Epic v. Apple turns into Windows v. Xbox 

    Why the bad iPhone web app experience keeps coming up in Epic v. Apple


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    iOS 14.5 update features / Apple sales skyrocket / Podcast platforms amp up their product

    iOS 14.5 update features / Apple sales skyrocket / Podcast platforms amp up their product

    Nilay Patel is joined by Verge deputy editor Dan Seifert and news editor Chaim Gartenberg to discuss i0S14.5, Apple's earnings, Epic vs. Apple, chip shortages, and Samsung's new laptops.
    Senior reporter Ashley Carman joins the show to talk about the wave of action in the podcast industry this past week.
    Further reading:

    People who are vaccinated don’t need to wear masks during many outdoor activities, CDC says

    Social media platforms become triage centers as India struggles with a COVID-19 surge

    The first problem was vaccine supply. Now, it’s demand.

    Officials lift pause on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

    iOS 14.5 is out now with new Face ID mask features and Apple’s App Tracking Transparency

    Why Apple’s new privacy feature is such a big deal

    Apple’s iPhone 12 and Mac sales skyrocket despite ongoing pandemic

    Here’s who Apple and Epic are calling to testify in next week’s trial

    Eddy Cue wanted to bring iMessage to Android in 2013

    Apple fined $12M by Russian regulator over App Store monopoly abuse

    Can Apple get you to pay for podcasts? 

    Spotify launches podcast subscriptions, but you can’t subscribe in-app

    Spotify’s miniplayer for Facebook launches today

    Facebook is building its own in-app podcast player

    Clubhouse is partnering with the NFL for draft week programming

    SiriusXM acquires Roman Mars’ 99% Invisible and a bigger stake in the podcasting world

    Spotify is raising prices for lots of its plans

    Spotify premium subscriber count increases 21 percent to 158 million

    Spotify is okay with Joe Rogan telling 21-year-olds not to get vaccinated

    Samsung’s new Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 are lightweight laptops with OLED screens

    Samsung announces a cheaper entry-level Galaxy Book with no OLED

    Samsung’s Galaxy Book Odyssey introduces Nvidia’s new RTX 3050 Ti

    Elon Musk says Tesla made ‘significant mistakes’ with solar roof project


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Apple announces new iMacs, AirTags, and iPad Pro / Congress is diving into the App Store fight

    Apple announces new iMacs, AirTags, and iPad Pro / Congress is diving into the App Store fight

    Vergecast hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn discuss all the product announcements from Apple's Spring Loaded event this week with Verge news editor Chaim Gartenberg.
    Verge politics reporter Makena Kelly details what happened at Wednesday's congressional hearing focusing on competition in Apple's App Store.
    Further reading:

    What we’re learning from the rare cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated people

    Alexa can now tell you where to find a COVID-19 vaccine

    Doctors are testing a prescription video game for COVID-19 ‘brain fog’

    Wisconsin amends Foxconn’s contract to reflect radically smaller project

    Apple’s Spring Loaded event: the 8 biggest announcements

    Apple Podcasts launches in-app subscriptions

    Can Apple get you to pay for podcasts?

    Apple AirTag hands-on

    Apple’s AirTags don’t have a built-in keychain loop, and we have some thoughts

    Apple announces new Apple TV 4K

    Apple unveils an improved remote for its Apple TV

    Yes, older Apple TVs can also be calibrated with your iPhone

    Apple announces thinner iMac with M1 chip and bright colors

    New Touch ID Magic Keyboards work with all M1 Macs, not just the iMac

    Apple launches new iPad Pro with M1 processor

    How the M1-powered iPad Pro compares to other iPad models

    Any video conferencing app can use the iPad Pro’s fancy zoom and pan camera

    Big iPad, Mini LED: why Apple’s new iPad Pro display is better and brighter

    Put macOS on the iPad, you cowards

    Congress is diving into the App Store fight

    Lina Kahn on Amazon’s antitrust paradox

    Apple’s $64 billion-a-year app store isn’t catching the most egregious scams

    Sen. Tammy Duckworth on hate crimes, racism, and environmental justice

    Asian Activists are tracking the surge in hate crimes as police reporting falls short

    Inside the glass fibers connecting our wireless world


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    LG quits the smartphone business / Sonos Roam review / Apple "Spring Loaded" event preview

    LG quits the smartphone business / Sonos Roam review / Apple "Spring Loaded" event preview

    Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Chris Welch dive into the tech and gadget news from this week — including theories on what will be announced at Apple's spring event next week, LG quitting the smartphone business, and Sonos' next speakers.
    Further reading:

    US recommends pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine use over extremely rare blood clots

    How the Johnson & Johnson pause could move the needle on vaccine fears

    For many, COVID-19 vaccines come with a side of side effects

    How CO2 sensors might help us return to ‘normal’

    Airbnb is trying to preemptively cancel post-pandemic bacchanals

    Celebrate your COVID vaccination with these off-the-wall tchotchkes

    Expedia launches a new tool to check coronavirus travel restrictions

    Apple officially announces Spring Loaded event for April 20th

    New iPad Pro still coming soon but supply could be short, says Bloomberg

    Apple officially starts letting your iPhone help find lost third-party products

    Samsung’s Galaxy SmartTag Plus with UWB to track items with AR is out April 16th

    Logitech officially discontinues its Harmony remotes

    Apple gets its own button on Roku’s latest remotes

    Roku announces Express 4K Plus streaming player and rechargeable Voice Remote Pro

    Roku OS 10 adds instant resume for streaming apps, brings AirPlay 2 to more devices

    Apple reportedly developing an Apple TV with a built-in camera and speaker

    LG is quitting the smartphone business

    LG had a few smartphone hits, but it’ll still be missed

    LG leaves behind more than a flip phone-shaped hole in our hearts 

    Google announces Pixel 5A 5G by denying rumors it’s canceled

    TCL aims to build a better budget phone with the 20 Pro 5G

    TCL’s Fold ‘n Roll concept transforms a 6.87-inch phone into a 10-inch tablet

    Sony announces the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III with variable telephoto lenses

    US carriers have thankfully abandoned at least one bad plan for RCS


    Apple says iMessage on Android ‘will hurt us more than help us’ 

    Sonos Roam review: portable potential 

    Ikea is working with Sonos on a hidden speaker built into art you hang on the wall

    Spotify’s Car Thing debuts as a limited release for selected US users

    Amazon announces new Echo Buds with more powerful ANC and better comfort

    ONEPLUS WATCH REVIEW: BIG, BASIC, AND BORING

    Microsoft announces Surface Laptop 4 with choice of Intel or AMD processor

    Can Clubhouse keep the party going? 

    Apple trusts Phobio for its trade-ins, but maybe you should think twice

    Google is poisoning its reputation with AI researchers


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Land of the Giants: The Google Empire

    Land of the Giants: The Google Empire

    Vergecast is on vacation this week, so instead we'll share an episode of Land of the Giants from our friends at Recode.
    Land of the Giants is a podcast that explores the five biggest tech companies and their impact on our world, and this season is all about Google.
    The episode we're sharing tells the story of how two grad school students with a unique way to search the internet launched a company that would become the gateway to the internet for the entire world.
    In the rest of the season, Land of the Giants: The Google Empire will cover issues like Google’s relationship with the government, the origins of their antitrust troubles, and what their future may look like as they face off against Congress and the Biden Administration. 
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    • 44 min
    The rise of Clubhouse competitors / Apple's WWDC rumors / What is Google Chrome FLoC?

    The rise of Clubhouse competitors / Apple's WWDC rumors / What is Google Chrome FLoC?

    Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk with Verge deputy editor Dan Seifert about this week's Apple rumors ahead of WWDC 2021 — from their AR headset to new iPads.
    Senior reporter Ashley Carman joins the show to discuss social audio platform Clubhouse and the rise of competitors from other companies.
    Further reading:

    Real-world evidence shows that the COVID-19 vaccines work

    Biden administration looks to organize ‘vaccine passport’ development

    Apple Maps will show COVID-19 travel guidances so you know what to expect at the airport

    Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine highly effective in adolescents

    Amazon gets FDA authorization for an at-home COVID-19 test kit

    Errors ruin 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine

    Apple WWDC 2021 announced as online-only event

    Apple Aiming to Announce Mixed-Reality Headset With In-Person Event in 'Next Several Months'

    Ming-Chi Kuo Says Apple’s AR/VR Headset Will Weigh Less Than 150 Grams

    Apple reportedly plans revamped AirPods for as early as next year

    New iPad Pros reportedly launching as soon as April, and the 12.9-inch model may have a Mini LED screen

    Apple reportedly mulls rugged smartwatch coming as soon as this year

    Casio announces first Wear OS smartwatch in iconic G-Shock lineup

    Google Chrome FLoC: how it replaces cookies and what it means for privacy 

    T-Mobile is betting big on Google’s Android services: RCS, YouTube TV, Pixel, and more

    T-Mobile is already shutting down its live TV service, partners with YouTube TV and Philo

    Google Nest Hub (2nd-Gen) review: sleep on it

    Huawei's Mate X2 foldable adopts Samsung's dual-screen ...

    Xiaomi announces the Mi Mix Fold, its first folding phone

    The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra’s camera bump is no moon; it’s a space station

    Bose Frames Tempo review: the specs to beat

    Spotify is launching its own Clubhouse competitor

    Even LinkedIn is making a Clubhouse clone

    Discord’s new Clubhouse-like feature, Stage Channels, is available now

    Slack is getting Instagram-like stories and push-to-talk audio ...

    Instagram launches its own TikTok Duet feature called Reels Remix

    Facebook shorted video creators thousands of dollars in ad revenue

    Samsung created a whole Hulu series that’s sponcon for the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

    Biden plans to connect every American to broadband in new infrastructure package

    NBA on NFT

    We read your phone plan’s fine print so you don’t have to

    The unsettling surveillance of anti-Asian racism


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    • 1 hr 21 min

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