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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.

    Windows 11 leaks / Congress is gearing up to fight big tech / Google adds RCS encryption to Messages

    Windows 11 leaks / Congress is gearing up to fight big tech / Google adds RCS encryption to Messages

    Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk to Verge senior editor Tom Warren about leaks of Microsoft's Windows 11 UI and announcements from E3 2021.
    Verge politics reporter Makena Kelly explains how Republicans and Democrats are gearing up to fight tech monopolies.
    Verge managing editor Alex Cranz joins the show to talk about Google's updates to Messages and a bunch of gadget news from this week.
    Further reading:

    Amazon’s COVID-19 test is now available to consumers

    Novavax says its COVID-19 vaccine is 90 percent effective

    Pharma is winning the big business popularity contest

    Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more

    Microsoft Teams’ new front row layout arrives later this year

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella now doubles as the company’s chairman

    Microsoft announces Xbox TV app and its own xCloud ...

    Microsoft is bringing next-gen Xbox games to the Xbox One with xCloud

    Even the Xbox app has stories now

    The Xbox Series X mini fridge will be available this holiday season

    Microsoft Flight Simulator is landing on Xbox Series X / S consoles on July 27th

    The best trailers of E3 2021

    Tech antitrust pioneer Lina Khan will officially lead the FTC

    How Republicans and Democrats are gearing up to fight tech monopolies

    House lawmakers introduce five bipartisan bills to unwind tech monopolies


    Senate bill would make it easier to cancel a subscription online after a free trial 

    Google’s first retail store opens this week

    Google adds E2E RCS encryption to Messages, emoji mashup suggests, and more for Android

    Google Workspace and Google Chat are officially available to everybody

    Honor confirms Google’s apps will return to its phones with new 50 series

    Beats Studio Buds review: big ambition, imperfect execution

    Ikea and Sonos announce picture frame speaker, coming July 15th for $199

    Watch the debut of Tesla Model S Plaid, the ‘quickest production car ever made’

    The Realme GT lays claim to OnePlus’ ‘flagship killer’ mantle

    Oppo’s rollable concept phone is pure potential lacking polish


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    WWDC 2021: Apple's iOS 15, spatial audio, macOS Monterey, and more

    WWDC 2021: Apple's iOS 15, spatial audio, macOS Monterey, and more

    Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Alex Cranz, and Chris Welch discuss all the announcements from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference that took place this week.
    All the links:

    COVID-19 hospitalization rates in adolescents went up during March and April

    Where did the COVID microchip conspiracy theory come from anyway?

    The pandemic might cut down e-waste but widen the digital divide

    Apple WWDC 2021: the 15 biggest announcements

    Apple previews iOS 15 at WWDC 2021

    The best features of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS that Apple didn’t announce onstage

    Apple’s Siri will finally work without an internet connection with on-device speech recognition

    Watch Apple’s Siri blaze through requests with on-device processing

    You’ll soon be able to use your iPhone as ID at the airport

    Apple adds welcome privacy features to Mail, Safari

    Apple’s iCloud Plus bundles a VPN, private email, and HomeKit camera storage

    With iCloud Plus, Apple’s privacy promise is paired with an upsell

    Apple’s privacy-focused Private Relay feature isn’t coming to China

    Apple Music’s spatial audio is sometimes amazing but mostly inconsistent 

    macOS and tvOS are getting spatial audio support with the AirPods Pro and Max

    Apple Music begins rolling out lossless streaming and Dolby Atmos spatial audio

    Apple introduces Siri for third-party devices

    macOS Monterey lets you run Shortcuts and share files between Macs and iPads

    Apple may have done the coolest drag and drop demo ever

    How Universal Control on macOS Monterey works

    FaceTime is coming to Android and Windows via the web

    Apple is building video and music sharing into FaceTime

    Apple announces watchOS 8 with new health features


    Apple’s new health features bring new focus to elder care technology 

    Apple lets users see family members’ Health data

    Apple announces iPadOS 15 with homescreen and multitasking improvements

    Microsoft announces Xbox TV app and its own xCloud streaming stick

    Facebook plans first smartwatch for next summer with two cameras, heart rate monitor

    Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds announced / review

    Google’s first folding Pixel is apparently still on track for a 2021 reveal

    Clubhouse and its clones have an accessibility problem

    Biden revokes Trump bans on TikTok and WeChat


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Microsoft's next gen Windows / Huawei’s HarmonyOS arrives / Apple's WWDC preview

    Microsoft's next gen Windows / Huawei’s HarmonyOS arrives / Apple's WWDC preview

    Co-hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk with Verge senior editor Tom Warren and managing editor Alex Cranz about operating systems — what's coming up at Apple's developer conference next week, where Microsoft will take Windows next, and the debut of some new systems like HarmonyOS and Fuchsia OS.
    Further reading:

    The pandemic showed that big tech isn’t a public health savior

    The future of COVID-19 immunity looks good

    We have bigger problems than COVID-19’s origins

    Apple TV 4K (2021) review: much better remote, slightly faster box

    Of course repairing the new Apple TV remote is harder than simply unscrewing it

    Apple TV app comes to Nvidia Shield

    For Apple TV Plus to succeed, it has to be everywhere — even Android TV

    Microsoft looks ready to launch Windows 11

    Microsoft to reveal its next generation of Windows on June 24th

    Huawei announces HarmonyOS update for its smartphones

    Huawei teases its upcoming P50 flagship phone

    Huawei’s HarmonyOS arrives on tablets with the new MatePad Pro


    Huawei’s Watch 3 is its first HarmonyOS smartwatch 

    Google’s new Fuchsia OS arrives first on old Nest Hub

    AMD announces the Radeon RX 6000M series with RDNA 2 architecture

    Nvidia announces new RTX 3080 Ti, priced at $1,199 and launching June 3rd

    Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti review: more 4K for more of your wallet

    Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti is available online right now

    Amazon buys MGM for $8.45 billion


    Why on Earth did Amazon spend $8 billion on a zombie studio? 

    Discovery announces new name of WarnerMedia merger: Warner Bros. Discovery

    The Great Wings Rush

    Why Spotify’s Horacio Gutierrez thinks Apple behaves like a monopolist


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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Tim Cook's bad day in Epic vs Apple

    Tim Cook's bad day in Epic vs Apple

    In part 2 of this week's episode, Nilay talks with Adi Robertson about the judge's harsh questioning of Tim Cook on the last day of testimony in Epic vs Apple.

    Further reading:

    Apple said Roblox developers don’t make games, and now Roblox agrees

    Apple’s Phil Schiller gives Epic iPhone testimony

    At the Epic trial, Phil Schiller got away clean

    The level of Mac malware is not acceptable, says Apple’s Craig Federighi at Epic trial

    Apple wants users to trust iOS, but it doesn’t trust iOS users

    Tim Cook faces harsh questions about the App Store from judge in Fortnite trial


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    • 39 min
    Google I/O announcements and iPad Pro M1 review

    Google I/O announcements and iPad Pro M1 review

    In part 1 of this week’s episode, Nilay and Dieter talk with deputy editor Dan Seifert about Google I/O and reviews for the M1 iMac and iPad Pro. 
    Further reading:

    Google I/O 2021: the 14 biggest announcements

    Android 12 preview: first look at Google’s radical new design

    Android 12 public beta is now available: here’s how to install it

    Google showed off its next-generation AI by talking to Pluto and a paper airplane

    Apple iMac M1 review: the all-in-one for almost everyone

    iPad Pro (2021) review: Mini LED, major improvement

    Apple’s redesigned MacBook Pros with next-gen in-house chips could arrive early this summer

    Apple’s $549 AirPods Max can’t play lossless Apple Music — even when plugged in


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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Starlink, Epic v. Apple, and laptops laptops laptops

    Starlink, Epic v. Apple, and laptops laptops laptops

    The Epic v. Apple trial continues with big drama about naked bananas and weird game definitions. Nilay tries to get Starlink space internet working, and there's new Intel chips. Adi Robertson and Monica Chin join this week.

    Epic and Apple are now fighting over a naked banana

    Roku removes YouTube TV from channel store as dispute with Google escalates

    Apple employees circulate petition demanding investigation into ‘misogynistic’ new hire

    A Big Map of America’s Broadband problem

    Secretary Pete Butitgieg on the future of transportation

    Intel’s flagship Tiger Lake-H mobile chips are here to take on Ryzen 5000

    Razer claims its new Blade 15 is the ‘thinnest’ 15-inch RTX gaming laptop

    Asus’ new Zephyrus M16 has a 16:10 screen and Intel Tiger Lake H processor

    How a university got itself banned from the Linux kernel

    University of Minnesota banned from contributing to Linux kernel

    Watch Elon Musk play Wario, parody SpaceX, and hype dogecoin on Saturday Night Live

    Tesla stops taking Bitcoin for vehicle purchases, citing environmental harm


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    • 1 hr 22 min

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