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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.

    Trump banned from Twitter, Facebook, and others / Parler banned from app stores

    Trump banned from Twitter, Facebook, and others / Parler banned from app stores

    Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Adi Robertson, and Casey Newton chronicle the week since the Capitol riot: Trump gets deplatformed and Parler is removed from app stores.
    Further reading:


    It’s 2021, and the pandemic is still here 

    FDA tells US health providers not to modify COVID-19 vaccine dose schedule

    Florida counties use Eventbrite to schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments

    Twitter permanently bans Trump

    Twitter is deleting Trump’s attempts to circumvent ban

    Twitter bans QAnon supporters, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn

    Twitter pulls Trump video that it said posed a ‘risk of violence’

    Facebook bans Trump ‘indefinitely’

    YouTube says it will punish Trump and other channels that continue to spread election lies

    YouTube removes Trump video addressing Capitol attack

    Platforms take action against Trump after Capitol mob attack

    Reddit bans r/donaldtrump forum for inciting violence

    Twitch disables Trump’s account indefinitely

    Big Tech pauses political spending after Capitol riot: Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Airbnb are pausing spending

    Shopify takes down Trump’s campaign store

    Google pulls Parler from Play Store for fostering calls to violence

    Apple removes Parler from the App Store

    Parler CEO says even his lawyers are abandoning him

    Parler is gone for now as Amazon terminates hosting

    Parler posts, some with GPS data, have been archived by an independent researcher

    Parler sues Amazon for kicking it off the internet

    Why the post-Capitol deplatforming was necessary

    Trump’s ban from Twitter creates the ultimate case of link rot in posts across the internet


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The HDMI Holiday Spec-tacular

    The HDMI Holiday Spec-tacular

    For a special Vergecast holiday episode, The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Chris Welch talk to three industry experts about the new HDMI 2.1 standard: Polygon's front page editor Samit Sarkar, Vizio CTO Bill Baxter, and HDMI Forum president David Glen.
    The Vergecast crew discuss what to look for when buying a new TV, how serious the TV manufacturers are on supporting 2.1, and how the new standard is being implemented throughout the industry.
    Happy holidays!
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Two new antitrust lawsuits against Google / AirPods Max review / iOS 14.3 has arrived with ProRAW for iPhone 12 Pro

    Two new antitrust lawsuits against Google / AirPods Max review / iOS 14.3 has arrived with ProRAW for iPhone 12 Pro

    The Verge's Dieter Bohn, Nilay Patel, and Adi Robertson discuss the two antitrust lawsuits against Google announced this week. Chris Welch joins to discuss his review of Apple's AirPods Max.
    Further reading:

    FDA authorizes first COVID-19 vaccine in US

    Health care workers in US start receiving COVID-19 vaccines

    Texas attorney general announces ad tech antitrust probe against Google

    Google accused of search manipulation in third major antitrust lawsuit

    Prosecutors say Google accessed private WhatsApp messages — but the evidence is thin

    Apple launches new App Store privacy labels so you can see how iOS apps use your data

    Facebook criticizes Apple’s iOS privacy changes with full-page newspaper ads

    Facebook hits back at Apple with second critical newspaper ad

    Apple defends upcoming privacy changes as ‘standing up for our users’

    Epic Games Store now offers Spotify, signaling app store ambitions beyond just games

    Judge orders Tim Cook and Craig Federighi to testify in Epic’s Fortnite case

    Apple AirPods Max review: superb headphones, awful case

    Apple Fitness Plus is now available

    iOS 14.3 has arrived with ProRAW for iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max

    Halide: Understanding ProRAW

    Samsung confirms stylus support is coming to Galaxy phones like the S21

    Samsung’s Galaxy Note series will reportedly still continue next year

    Here’s the best look yet at Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro wireless earbuds

    OnePlus 9 leak shows off the upcoming 2021 flagship in photos


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Apple announces AirPods Max / Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon interview

    Apple announces AirPods Max / Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon interview

    Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Chris Welch discuss Apple's announcement of their AirPods Max noise-canceling headphones and give their first impressions.
    Second half of the show, Nilay and Dieter talk with Qualcomm president Cristiano Amon about Qualcomm's new flagship processor the Snapdragon 888, the potential of 5G, and what he thinks about Apple's new M1 processor.

    COVID-19 vaccine starts working within two weeks after first shot

    Apple and Google’s COVID contact tracing tech is finally coming to their home state of California

    COVID-19 vaccine monitoring program may be at risk of false reports

    With guns drawn, police raid home and seize computers of COVID-19 data whistleblower

    Florida’s justification for raiding COVID data whistleblower Rebekah Jones is looking a little shaky

    The pandemic turned the volume down on ocean noise pollution

    Uber asks governors to give drivers early access to COVID-19 vaccines

    Apple announces $549 AirPods Max noise-canceling headphones, coming December 15th

    AirPods Max first look


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The FTC is suing Facebook to unwind its acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp

    The FTC is suing Facebook to unwind its acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp

    In a bonus episode of The Vergecast, Nilay Patel talks with Verge policy editor Russell Brandom, senior reporter Adi Robertson, and contributing editor Casey Newton about the FTC suing Facebook to unwind its acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp.
    Further reading:

    The FTC is suing Facebook to unwind its acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp

    The good and the bad in the government’s case against Facebook

    Facebook calls antitrust lawsuits ‘revisionist history’

    Instagram would be better off without Facebook


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    • 49 min
    Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor for 2021 Android phones / Warner Bros. will release new 2021 movies simultaneously on HBO Max / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will step down on January 20th

    Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor for 2021 Android phones / Warner Bros. will release new 2021 movies simultaneously on HBO Max / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will step down on January 20th

    Verge reporter Julia Alexander joins Nilay and Dieter to discuss WarnerMedia's decision to release all of its new 2021 movies simultaneously on HBO Max. News editor Chaim Gartenberg explains Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 888 processor for upcoming Android phones in 2021.
    Stories from this week:

    Facebook will remove COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

    The people saving our lives should get vaccinated first, experts say

    Moderna to ask FDA for COVID-19 vaccine authorization


    Wonder Woman 1984 will be released on HBO Max the same day it’s in theaters for no extra cost 

    Warner Bros. will release all of its new 2021 movies simultaneously on HBO Max


    Discovery, home of Shark Week, HGTV, and Food Network, enters the streaming wars with Discovery Plus 

    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will step down on January 20th

    Trump’s bias hawk FCC nominee is one step closer to confirmation

    Trump calls for last-minute 230 repeal as part of defense spending bill

    Comcast to impose home internet data cap of 1.2TB in more than a dozen US states next year

    Comcast to raise internet and TV prices nationwide next year

    Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 processor will power the Android flagships of 2021

    Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 promises faster speeds, better cameras, and more powerful AI

    Samsung begins wider rollout of Android 11 and One UI 3.0 to latest phones

    Verizon’s Galaxy S20 models are the first to get Android 11 and One UI 3.0

    Samsung rumored to discontinue Galaxy Note line, add stylus support to 2021 Galaxy S and Z Fold

    Leaked Galaxy Buds Pro image reveals new rounded design


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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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The Best Damn Tech Podcast in the Galaxy

I started listening to this podcast when they restarted it in mid-2014. It's been among my go-to podcasts ever since. Informative, fascinating and above all absolutely hilarious, this is one podcast you simply can't afford to miss out on. If I were to list all my episode references I could go on for weeks, so I'll say this; Stephen Elop would be so proud of The Vergecast, he'd sell it to Microsoft without a moments notice.

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