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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. 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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    • 4.6 • 465 Ratings

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. 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.

    Google’s Pixel 6 with Sundar Pichai and Rick Osterloh

    Google’s Pixel 6 with Sundar Pichai and Rick Osterloh

    Dieter Bohn sits down with Google CEO Sundar Pichai and SVP of Devices and Services at Google Rick Osterloh to discuss the launch of the Pixel 6 — including its tensor processing chip, the Android ecosystem, and what makes this Pixel launch different from the rest.
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    • 57 min
    Apple's Oct 18th event preview / HTC Vive Flow announced / Apple Watch Series 7 review

    Apple's Oct 18th event preview / HTC Vive Flow announced / Apple Watch Series 7 review

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Adi Robertson discuss HTC's new VR headset the Vive Flow.
    Also: Apple, Google, and Samsung all have events next week. The crew discuss what to expect.
    Further reading:

    The $499 HTC Vive Flow is VR for people who don’t like VR

    I have a hard time believing your wearable is good if you had to Photoshop it onto a model

    Magic Leap somehow raised $500 million to make another AR headset

    Facebook execs tease VR prototype hardware with new photos

    Apple Watch Series 7 review: time and time again 

    Apple announces October 18th event after months of Mac rumors

    Apple exploring AirPods that take your temperature and monitor posture: report

    Google announced its Pixel 6 event on October 19th

    Watch the Pixel 6 Pro get put together and taken apart in leaked videos

    Google Pixel 6 leak teases Magic Eraser feature, plus five years of Android security updates

    Google says it’s dropping Material Design components on iOS in favor of Apple’s UIKit

    ‘Pixel Pass’ is Google’s rumored response to Apple One

    Samsung announces Unpacked 2 event for Wednesday Oct 20th, right after Apple and Google

    Samsung tries to prove its foldable phones are tough in a new test video


    VanMoof’s new V e-bike is its fastest ever 


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Surface extravaganza: a review of Windows 11 and Microsoft’s new Surface lineup

    Surface extravaganza: a review of Windows 11 and Microsoft’s new Surface lineup

    Dieter Bohn hosts a discussion on reviews for the newest Microsoft products launched this fall — Windows 11, Surface Pro 8, Surface Laptop Studio, and Surface Go 3 — with The Verge's Monica Chin, Dan Seifert, and Tom Warren.
    Further reading:

    Windows 11 review: a familiar home that’s still being renovated 

    Surface Pro 8 review: the best of both worlds

    Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review: back to the drawing board

    Microsoft Surface Go 3 review: left behind


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Land of the Giants: This Changes Everything

    Land of the Giants: This Changes Everything

    In Land of the Giants: The Apple Revolution, Recode’s Peter Kafka explores the company that changed what a computer is — and then changed what a phone is. From its beginnings as a niche personal computer company, Apple became the preeminent maker of consumer tech products, a cultural trendsetter, and the most valuable company in the world. And along the way, it changed the way we live.
    Listen to Land of the Giants on Spotify, Apple or wherever you get your podcasts.
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    • 33 min
    Facebook's bad week: a 60 Minutes interview, a six-hour outage, and a Senate whistleblower hearing

    Facebook's bad week: a 60 Minutes interview, a six-hour outage, and a Senate whistleblower hearing

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Russell Brandom discuss Facebook's bad week: from a 60 Minutes interview, to a 6-hour outage, to a Facebook whistleblower hearing.
    The crew also get into Android 12, Pixel 6 rumors, iOS 15.1, and more.
    Further reading:

    Verge Tech Survey 2021

    Facebook encourages hate speech for profit, says whistleblower

    Locked out and totally down: Facebook’s scramble to fix a massive outage

    Facebook is coming back after a six-hour outage

    Facebook is back online after a massive outage that also took down Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus

    Facebook explains the backbone shutdown behind its global outage on Monday

    What is BGP, and what role did it play in Facebook’s massive outage

    Everything you need to know from the Facebook whistleblower hearing

    The whistleblower hearing hits Facebook where the company is weakest

    The Facebook whistleblower hearing unearthed the danger of engagement algorithms

    Facebook’s whistleblower report confirms what researchers have known for years

    Facebook runs the coward’s playbook to smear the whistleblower

    ​What’s good, bad, and missing in the Facebook whistleblower’s testimony

    Mark Zuckerberg breaks silence to say the Facebook whistleblower’s claims ‘don’t make any sense

    Facebook reportedly slows feature development for ‘reputational reviews’

    Google just announced its Pixel 6 event on October 19th

    Android 12 review: it’s mostly about the looks

    Android 12 will be coming to Pixel phones in the ‘next few weeks’

    Pixel 6’s rumored 23W wireless charging stand and more details leak early

    iPhone 13 Mini and 13 Pro Max battery life: better, and a beast

    The latest iOS 15.1 beta includes iPhone 13 Pro camera features

    Halide’s latest update brings the iPhone 13 Pro’s Macro Mode to older iPhones

    After Epic v. Apple, a small developer is challenging Apple’s in-app payment system

    Apple is making it easier to delete accounts attached to third-party apps

    Apple’s healthcare division leaned on misleading data, report alleges

    Nintendo Switch OLED review: screentime

    Google’s latest Next doorbell and camera are not obvious upgrades

    Amazon is reportedly working on a smart fridge

    Twitch confirms major data breach after its source code and secrets leak out

    Taylor Swift fans are getting caught up in the Virginia gubernatorial race

    The Verge is now on your smart TV

    Announcing Springboard: The Verge’s documentary on the forgotten history of the Treo


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Teaching AI to taste and smell could help the future of product design

    Teaching AI to taste and smell could help the future of product design

    For the next four Tuesdays, Verge senior reporter Ashley Carman will explore how artificial intelligence and machine learning are shaping the future of a variety of industries.
    In this episode, Ashley explores how AI can be used for product design, but more specifically, for creating fragrances and flavors.
    Guests include founder of ScentTronix Fredrick Duerinck, computer scientist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Saket Navalkha, and Michael Spranger from Sony AI
    This podcast was made by producer Liam James, senior audio director Andru Marino, senior reporter James Vincent, and senior reporter Ashley Carman.
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    • 33 min

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465 Ratings

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For me, this is the perfect balance between good humour and solid tech information. They also offer a really relatable take on tech in that it almost feels like they’re saying what you’ve been thinking for ages! Great work team, please keep it up!

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