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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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    • 4.6, 37 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. 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.

    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
    Big tech antittrust hearing preview and the Xbox Games Showcase breakdown

    Big tech antittrust hearing preview and the Xbox Games Showcase breakdown

    Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn talk with Casey Newton and Makena Kelly about what to expect at the upcoming big tech antitrust hearings featuring Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sundar Pichai. Megan Farokhmanesh and Andrew Webster return to discuss the games announced at the Xbox Games Showcase this week.
    Stories from this week:

    New COVID testing strategy could speed up backlogged labs

    ‘COVID parties’ are a pandemic urban legend that won’t go away

    The tech antitrust hearing is shaping up to be one for the ages

    Antitrust investigations aren’t the biggest threat to Facebook’s future

    The big winner in Slack’s Microsoft fight could be Google

    Xbox Games Showcase: all the news from Microsoft’s July 2020 event


    Sony’s first vlogging camera almost nails it 

    Latest iOS 14 beta offers more evidence of a 5.4-inch iPhone

    Alexa will soon be able to launch Android and iOS apps using voice commands

    Samsung promises new mobile and TV products at virtual September event

    Blurry Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 leak hints at camera upgrades and gold model

    Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 Ultra may try to be the Xbox Phone

    This is what Samsung’s bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live will look like in your ears

    The brain behind the Google Pixel camera is building a universal camera app for Adobe

    Windows 10X might not arrive until 2021


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    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

jvvuurj ,

Just a open tech talk

Like the free open talk about tech and it’s done in a fun way even if it’s serious. Like that a spade is called a spade. I am all Apple but all can’t be perfect and shows like this help pointing out the good and bad and hopefully help me, the consumer.

Camchow ,

So much fun

I absolutely love this podcast. Super informative whilst being entertaining and thought-provoking. Paul likening the Pixel’s saturation profile to ketchup sandwiches was one of the most hilarious things I have ever heard. Happy New Year.

MattNZX ,

Great podcast!

Paul is the best host on this podcast.

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