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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.

    Decoder: Microsoft's Phil Spencer on launching the new Xbox

    Decoder: Microsoft's Phil Spencer on launching the new Xbox

    On this week’s episode of Decoder Nilay Patel talks to Phil Spencer, the guy in charge of Xbox at Microsoft. They discuss not only the next-generation Xbox and PS5 just arriving in stores now, but how gaming itself has become part of mainstream culture, a trend that has definitely accelerated during the pandemic. We’ve also reached an inflection point for game streaming: Google, Amazon, and Microsoft all have services that allow consumers to play games on any device by streaming them over the internet, kind of like Netflix for games. Is that the future?
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Apple Macbook Air with M1 review / Apple will reduce App Store cut to 15 percent / end-to-end encryption for RCS in Android

    Apple Macbook Air with M1 review / Apple will reduce App Store cut to 15 percent / end-to-end encryption for RCS in Android

    Walt Mossberg joins the show to discuss his experience with Apple's Macbooks with the new M1 chip. Nilay, Dieter, Chris, and Dan discuss The Verge's reviews of the computers.
    Stories from this week:

    Trump’s post-election tantrum is holding up federal vaccine planning

    Virus surges complicate the distribution of scarce COVID-19 treatments

    CDC says people should not travel for Thanksgiving due to COVID-19 surges


    The COVID-19 pandemic hits new highs and new lows 

    Apple Macbook Air with M1 review: new chip, no problem

    Apple Macbook Pro with M1 review: flexing Arm

    Apple Mac Mini with M1 review: over-performer

    macOS Big Sur review

    Here’s how to run any iOS app you own on Apple’s new M1 Macs

    Apple will reduce App Store cut to 15 percent for most developers starting January 1st

    Apple’s biggest App Store critics are not impressed with its new fee cut for small developers

    Google Stadia is coming to iOS officially as a web app

    Google Pay's massive relaunch makes it an all-encompassing ...

    Google is rolling out end-to-end encryption for RCS in Android ..

    Google’s latest Chrome update delivers ‘largest performance gain in years’


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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Decoder: The future of remote learning with Sal Khan of Khan Academy

    Decoder: The future of remote learning with Sal Khan of Khan Academy

    For the next few Tuesday's, we'll be sharing Nilay Patel's new podcast Decoder, an interview show that puts a spotlight on how innovators and policymakers at the frontiers of business and technology are navigating an ever-changing landscape.
    On this week’s episode of Decoder, Nilay Patel talks with Sal Khan, the co-founder and CEO of Khan Academy, a nonprofit online learning platform for students in kindergarten through high school. Khan Academy is an organization that exists because of technology. What started with Sal tutoring his niece in math over video using off the shelf cameras and software, has grown into an organization with nearly 20 million users per month, available in 46 languages and used in more than 190 countries. And online learning has gotten even more vital with the pandemic.
    In this conversation, Nilay and Sal discuss the future of learning, what online education is good at and where it struggles, how Khan Academy is growing, and how Sal’s thinking about handling trickier subjects like history and social studies.
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    • 1 hr
    Apple announces M1 chip computers / iPhone 12 mini and Pro Max review / HomePod mini review

    Apple announces M1 chip computers / iPhone 12 mini and Pro Max review / HomePod mini review

    Nilay, Dieter, Dan, and Chaim discuss the new computers Apple announced at their "One More Thing" hardware event, as well as their reviews of the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and HomePod mini.
    Stories from this week:

    US sees two days with over 100,000 reported COVID-19 cases

    COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, manufacturers report

    iPhone 12 mini review: fit to size

    iPhone 12 Pro Max review: the best smartphone camera

    The 5 biggest announcements from Apple’s ‘One More Thing’ hardware event

    Mac users couldn’t launch apps this afternoon after Apple verification server issue

    Apple announces MacBook Air with Apple’s Arm-based M1 processor

    Apple says new Arm-based M1 chip offers the ‘longest battery life ever in a Mac’

    All the apps and games Apple promises for Arm-based Macs

    Apple announces new Arm-based Mac mini with M1 chip, starting at $699

    Apple’s first Arm-based 13-inch MacBook Pro is here with an M1 chip

    Apple’s new M1 computers top out at 16GB of RAM

    The biggest difference between the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro is a fan

    Apple’s M1 Mac design emphasizes continuity over complexity

    HomePod mini review

    macOS Big Sur is now available to download

    Google will end its free unlimited Photos storage on June 1, 2021

    Microsoft: ‘please do not blow vape smoke into your Xbox Series X’


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Introducing Decoder with Nilay Patel: Mark Cuban on the future of American business

    Introducing Decoder with Nilay Patel: Mark Cuban on the future of American business

    This is the first episode of Nilay Patel's new podcast Decoder, an interview show that will put a spotlight on how innovators and policymakers at the frontiers of business and technology are navigating an ever-changing landscape.
    On the first episode of Decoder, Nilay interviews Mark Cuban. Mark is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, he’s a tech investor, and is on the hit show, Shark Tank. The conversation, recorded as last week’s election results rolled in, covers how interwoven business, technology, and policy are, whether its 5G, or the NBA bubble, or AI, or his investments into healthcare -- if you want to understand the landscape of the future, you have to understand tech, you have to understand business, and you have to understand policy.
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    • 58 min
    Xbox Series X, Series S, and PS5 review / Apple announces 'One More Thing' event for November 10th

    Xbox Series X, Series S, and PS5 review / Apple announces 'One More Thing' event for November 10th

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Tom Warren discuss reviews of the new game consoles — Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Series S, and Sony's PS5.
    Oh yeah one more thing, there's an Apple event next week.
    Additional reading:

    Xbox Series X review

    Xbox Series S review

    Astro’s Playroom is the perfect showcase for the PS5’s wild DualSense controller

    The PS5’s new controller is amazing — here’s how it works

    Sony confirms the PS5 won’t support SSD storage expansion at launch

    Best Buy says next-gen Xbox and PS5 consoles will only be sold online for entire holiday season

    Sony strongly urges gamers not to line up at stores on PS5 release date

    Sony shows how much easier logging into the PS5 can be, among other tutorials

    The different strategies of Microsoft and Sony’s next-generation consoles

    Switch sales are so good that Nintendo is raising forecasts

    Apple announces 'One More Thing' event for November 10th …

    Apple to Launch MacBooks With Own Chips Next Week

    Making macOS run well on ARM processors isn’t the hard part

    Microsoft’s rougher ride in a similar transition could provide some lessons for Apple

    Fortnite will reportedly be playable on iOS again through Nvidia’s GeForce Now

    Sizing up the iPhone 12 mini and 12 Pro Max

    DJI’s palm-sized Mini 2 drone flies further and shoots 4K for $449


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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

albyyy77 ,

IT'S NOT FUNNY GUYS!

A bunch of people laughing at their own jokes. A so-called flagship podcast filled with unnecessary chuckles, banter, condescending humour and dry jokes.Half of the time, I don't even understand what topic is being discussed neither do I notice a transition into a new topic. Doesn't cater for average techies or a worldwide audience (Apple bias). A podcast about Patel, not about tech. Could use a massive overhaul.

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