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Enjoy the archives of this retired series featuring legendary technology columnist Walt Mossberg and The Verge’s editor-in-chief Nilay Patel. The series finale aired on June 13, 2017, shortly before Walt’s well-deserved retirement. For more on what’s happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets, listen and subscribe to The Vergecast.

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Enjoy the archives of this retired series featuring legendary technology columnist Walt Mossberg and The Verge’s editor-in-chief Nilay Patel. The series finale aired on June 13, 2017, shortly before Walt’s well-deserved retirement. For more on what’s happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets, listen and subscribe to The Vergecast.

    Walt Mossberg reacts to the new MacBook Air on The Vergecast

    Walt Mossberg reacts to the new MacBook Air on The Vergecast

    Walt Mossberg joined The Vergecast this week to discuss his first impressions on Apple's updated Macbook Air.
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    Special edition: Walt and Nilay remember the iMac

    Special edition: Walt and Nilay remember the iMac

    Ctrl-Walt-Delete returns for a special episode all about the iMac 20th anniversary. Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel reminisce on the introduction of Apple's iMac, and how it influenced the open web and computers going forward.



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    • 32 min
    Walt and Nilay sign off

    Walt and Nilay sign off

    On Friday, June 9th, Walt and Nilay recorded the final episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete live in front of an audience at the School of Visual Arts theatre in New York City. They also had a frequently mentioned special guest on the show, Dieter Bohn.
    This is the episode you’ve been waiting for. After a two-week break for Code Conference and Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Walt gave us his takeaways from the interviews at Code and the new products announced from Apple. Nilay and Dieter join Walt in speculating what’s next for their world of consumer tech and tech journalism, with a live Q&A as well.
    I’d like to take this moment to thank everyone who listened to any episode of the show, those who subscribed, those who read and commented on these posts, those who went to our live shows, and those who sent us feedback, insight, and intros for the show. This podcast became a success because of all of our listeners, and we greatly appreciate it.

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Walt and Nilay make tech vanish

    Walt and Nilay make tech vanish

    Walt Mossberg’s final weekly column at The Verge before retirement was published today. Our beloved podcast Ctrl-Walt-Delete traditionally echoes his column, and this week’s episode (our 75th!) is no different. In our last episode recorded in studio, Walt and Nilay talk through Walt’s column and the future of tech. The show also focuses on each of the big tech companies and what is possibly in store for their future.

    This is an episode you are not going to want to miss.

    And I know what you’re thinking... the last show? Well, kind of. We are happy to announce that we are doing a live taping of Ctrl-Walt-Delete for our final show! Come hang out with Walt and Nilay at the School of Visual Arts in New York City on June 9th at 6PM ET. Stay tuned for more details and tickets on the site.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Walt and Nilay I/O

    Walt and Nilay I/O

    Our news week edition of Ctrl-Walt-Delete continues! Google I/O 2017 kicked off on Wednesday, and we recorded this week's episode of Ctrl-Walt-Delete immediately after the opening keynote to get it in to the episode for you. There was a lot that happened so Walt and Nilay break it down for you.

    Also, the duo talk a little bit about the Windows hack that was leaked from the NSA and what this could mean for Microsoft and software updates in the future.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Walt and Nilay go to the Show

    Walt and Nilay go to the Show

    Our news week edition of Ctrl-Walt-Delete continues as the Echo Show, Amazon’s newest product with Alexa, was announced on Tuesday. Walt and Nilay look at the history of these gadgets, like the Chumby; the current competitors, like Harmon Kardon’s new speaker with Cortana; and also the future of ambient computing. Is Apple next in line to release an Amazon Echo competitor with Siri?
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

Baritus ,

Sad to see you go

Thanks for everything since 1999 Walt. You've always seemed like a top bloke and still have a great take on the industry combined with a style that reaches less techie types and prosumers alike. I'll miss you.

jasowt ,

Great podcast from a great site

Quality podcast, interesting and entertaining. Sad to see it go

Olivier UK ,

Smart, insightful tech talk

Insightful & informative discussion on technology news between the brash editor of The Verge Nilay Patel and the wise veteran of tech journalism Walt Mossberg. A precious moment in my week. I never miss one. Long may it continue

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