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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.

    Fornite kicked off the App Store and Microsoft’s Surface Duo arrives on Sept 10th

    Fornite kicked off the App Store and Microsoft’s Surface Duo arrives on Sept 10th

    Nilay, Dieter, Tom, and Dan discuss the timeline of events that lead to Epic Games suing Apple and Google after being kicked out of mobile app stores. They also discuss Microsoft's announcement of the Surface Duo's release date and technical specs.
    Stories discussed this episode:

    Big Tech pledged a billion to racial justice, but it was pocket change

    US passes 5 million coronavirus cases

    Big airlines are hoarding cash to survive the pandemic

    Vaping linked to higher risk of COVID-19 in teens and young adults, study finds

    Microsoft opens xCloud game streaming beta early on Tuesday

    Apple confirms cloud gaming services like xCloud and Stadia violate App Store guidelines

    Microsoft condemns Apple’s App Store policies

    Facebook slams Apple’s App Store policies, launches Facebook Gaming on iOS without games

    Fortnite vs Apple vs Google: a brief and very incomplete timeline

    Epic offers new direct payment in Fortnite on iOS and Android to get around app store fees

    Apple just kicked Fortnite off the App Store

    Watch Epic’s Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite short mocking Apple right here

    Epic Games is suing Apple

    Fortnite for Android has also been kicked off the Google Play Store

    Epic is suing Google over Fortnite’s removal from the Google Play Store

    Google forced OnePlus to decimate a Fortnite launcher deal, claims Epic Games

    Fortnite vs Apple vs Google: a brief and very incomplete timeline

    Epic rallies Fortnite players against Apple with a warning that they’ll miss the next season

    Microsoft’s Surface Duo arrives on Sept 10th for $1,399

    Microsoft releases Surface Duo press event video with 30 minutes of demos

    The Xbox Series X could launch on November 6th

    Microsoft’s new Xbox Series S console confirmed in leaked controller packaging

    When I don’t buy the new Xbox, Microsoft will laugh all the way to the bank

    Android is becoming a worldwide earthquake detection network

    Google is re-adding a Calendar app to Android Auto so you can see how to get to your next appointment

    Google Maps finally works with CarPlay’s excellent dashboard mode

    Google promises the next Wear OS update will launch apps up to 20 percent faster


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    • 1 hr 31 min
    How a TikTok ban would affect the influencer economy

    How a TikTok ban would affect the influencer economy

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks with New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz about what actually happens to TikTok users, creators, and the influencer economy if a ban on the app was implemented in the United States.
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    • 55 min
    Samsung Unpacked, Google Pixel 4a review, and Apple's new 27-inch iMac

    Samsung Unpacked, Google Pixel 4a review, and Apple's new 27-inch iMac

    Nilay, Dieter, Becca, Chris, and Dan discuss the products announced at Samsung's virtual event this week, as well as the Google Pixel 4a review, a new 27-inch iMac, and Greg Joswiak replacing Phil Schiller as head of Apple marketing.
    Stories discussed this week:

    Apple and Google’s COVID-19 tracking system will make its full US debut in new Virginia app

    We can’t skip steps on the road to a COVID-19 vaccine

    Twitter blocked Trump campaign account from tweeting over COVID-19 misinformation

    Facebook removes Trump post for falsely claiming children are ‘almost immune’ to COVID-19

    One tweet tried to identify a cop — then five people were charged with felony harassment

    President Trump withdraws FCC renomination after 5G controversy

    Donald Trump trying to control the FCC is a ‘disaster,’ says Sen. Ron Wyden

    President Trump says he will ban TikTok in the US today

    How the Trump administration could ‘ban’ TikTok

    Apple is not interested in buying TikTok

    Instagram launches Reels, its attempt to keep you off TikTok

    Google announced Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 4a all at once

    Pixel 4a review

    Galaxy Note 20 first look 

    The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is Samsung’s big promise that it can fix its foldable future

    Samsung Galaxy Buds Live review

    The best part of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus is its screen

    Sony WH-1000XM4 review

    Greg Joswiak replaces Phil Schiller as head of Apple marketing

    The new 27-inch iMac’s webcam isn’t just better; it’s smarter

    Scientists rename human genes to stop Microsoft Excel from misreading them as dates


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    • 1 hr 28 min
    Sen. Ron Wyden says Trump’s Section 230 FCC shuffle is a ‘disaster’

    Sen. Ron Wyden says Trump’s Section 230 FCC shuffle is a ‘disaster’

    The Verge's Nilay Patel and Adi Robertson talk to Senator Ron Wyden, who co-authored Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
    Wyden discusses the forced sale of TikTok to a US-based company, the bills out to reform Section 230, his new privacy bill preventing law enforcement from buying data on the open market, and how Trump's handling of recent FCC nominations is a "disaster."
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    • 38 min
    Tech antitrust hearing: the important moments and what comes next

    Tech antitrust hearing: the important moments and what comes next

    Nilay, Makena, Adi, and Casey discuss the important moments from Congress' antitrust hearing with Apple’s Tim Cook, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pichai.
    Stories discussed this week:

    Antivirus: A weekly digest of the latest COVID-19 research

    Kodak is branching out into pharmaceuticals with US investment

    Twitter forced Donald Trump Jr. to delete tweet spreading COVID-19 misinformation

    Moms in Tech Facebook group splintering over allegations of racism

    Google will keep employees working remotely until July 2021

    NASA’s life-hunting Mars rover is officially on its way to the Red Planet

    Tech antitrust hearing: all the news, updates, and documents from Congress’ big moment

    Everything you need to know from the tech antitrust hearing

    What Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple have in common

    Antitrust panel says the messages show Zuckerberg trying to buy out his competition

    Jeff Bezos can’t promise Amazon employees don’t access independent seller data

    Google’s business model ‘is the problem,’ David Cicilline says

    The iconic Flip Video almost became Google’s first camera, emails show

    Amazon bought Ring for market position, not technology, emails suggest

    Read Steve Jobs’ emails about why you can’t buy digital books in Amazon’s apps

    Facebook usage and revenue continue to grow as the pandemic rages on

    Google parent company Alphabet sees its first revenue decline in history

    Apple reports strong Mac and iPad sales in record-breaking Q3 earnings


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers

    Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers

    Verge editor-in-chief talks with Wired senior editor Andy Greenberg, author of Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers.
    Greenberg's book is all about a group of hackers inside the Russian government called Sandworm, who were responsible for damaging cyber warfare attacks in various countries over the past few years.
    Andy and Nilay discuss the origins of Sandworm, the intricacies of their attacks, and how they escalated what we think of as "cyber war."
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    • 47 min

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