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The Vergecast is the flagship podcast from The Verge about small gadgets, Big Tech, and everything in between. Every Friday, hosts Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz hang out and make sense of the week’s most important technology news. And every Wednesday, David leads a selection of The Verge’s expert staffers in an exploration of how gadgets and software affect our lives – and which ones you should bring into yours. 

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The Vergecast is the flagship podcast from The Verge about small gadgets, Big Tech, and everything in between. Every Friday, hosts Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz hang out and make sense of the week’s most important technology news. And every Wednesday, David leads a selection of The Verge’s expert staffers in an exploration of how gadgets and software affect our lives – and which ones you should bring into yours. 

    The creator of the future is smart, attractive... and animated

    The creator of the future is smart, attractive... and animated

    As we spend more time in digital spaces, our avatars are becoming part of our personality. And digital creators and influencers are becoming part of our culture. Producer Gina Pollack join's The Verge's David Pierce with stories about why advertisers love digital creators, why a dancing hot dog will never leave your brain, and what the creator industry is learning from mascots. Next time you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed, keep your eyes peeled — not everyone’s as human as they look.
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    • 32 min
    A very smart Vergecast Thanksgiving

    A very smart Vergecast Thanksgiving

    Today on the flagship podcast of connected meat thermometers:
    It’s Thanksgiving week, so we’re going to do something a little different. We’re going to make Thanksgiving dinner! Jen Pattison Tuohy, The Verge’s smart home reviewer and reporter, is also an excellent cook. So she’s at home in South Carolina, and she’s going to make us a meal and tell us all about the state and future of the smart home and kitchen gadgets. This episode, fair warning, will make you very hungry. I’m sorry in advance.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Meta Quest Pro review, Taylor Swift crashed Ticketmaster, and more

    Meta Quest Pro review, Taylor Swift crashed Ticketmaster, and more

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Piece, Alex Cranz, and Adi Robertson discuss the Meta Quest Pro review.
    Later, the crew discuss Ticketmaster crashing after Taylor Swift fans try to buy concert tickets. Also: Elon Musk's Twitter saga continues and some weekly gadget news.
    Further reading:

    Meta Quest Pro review: get me out of here


    Taylor Swift crashed Ticketmaster following 'historically unprecedented demand' for tickets 

    Elon Musk ignored Twitter’s internal warnings about paid verification

    Elon Musk says he fired engineer who corrected him on Twitter

    Elon Musk is firing Twitter employees even when they criticize him in private

    Elon Musk says he doesn’t want to be CEO of Twitter, or any company

    Elon Musk demands Twitter employees commit to ‘extremely hardcore’ culture or leave

    Amazon’s Alexa Voice Remote Pro is the best streaming clicker of them all

    Elgato’s new Stream Deck Plus joins the knob mob

    Sonos plans to enter four new product categories — and the first is coming next year

    Apple and Major League Soccer will launch MLS Season Pass on February 1st 

    Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 leans into AI 

    Razer is upgrading the 2022 Blade 14’s two USB-C ports to USB 4

    Canon’s new ‘Pro’ webcam software subscription charges $50 annually


    The 20-year boondoggle  

    The unbearable lightness of BuzzFeed

    The scary truth about AI copyright is nobody knows what will happen next


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    • 1 hr 44 min
    The AI-generated, oddly colored future of art

    The AI-generated, oddly colored future of art

    Today on the flagship podcast of the difference between CMYK and RGB colors:

    02:19 - David talks about the future of Photoshop with Adobe's Chief Product Officer Scott Belsky.


    13:37 - Verge senior reporter James Vincent joins the show to discuss generative AI art and all its possibilities and complications.


    43:05 - The Verge's Kristen Radtke and Jess Weatherbed chat with David about Pantone's new subscription service and what it means for artists and designers.


    Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call us at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Meta announces job cuts and Twitter prepares for difficult times

    Meta announces job cuts and Twitter prepares for difficult times

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss week two of Elon Musk as CEO of Twitter and Meta announcing job cuts.
    Later in the show: What's next for Binance and FTX, a stretchable screen by LG Display, and the Surface Pro 9 review.
    Further reading:

    Elon Musk tells Twitter staff to prepare for ‘difficult times ahead’ and ends remote work

    Read Elon Musk’s first email to Twitter employees

    Elon Musk offloads another $3.9 billion in Tesla shares

    Elon is putting Twitter at risk for billions in fines, says internal letter

    Elon Musk’s Twitter Blue with verification is now live


    Elon Musk's response to fake verified Elon Twitter accounts: a new permanent ban policy for impersonation 


    Everyone knows you paid to be verified on Twitter 


    Mario flipped off Twitter for nearly two hours with the blessing of Musk's 'verification'  

    Twitter rolls back gray ‘official’ checks that popped up on high-profile accounts

    Twitter’s new double-check verification disappears, Elon Musk says he ‘killed it’

    Meta announces huge job cuts affecting 11,000 employees

    Binance won't bail out FTX, cites reports of 'mishandled customer funds'

    ‘I f****d up,’ says FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried in public apology

    Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (Intel) review: this is the one to buy


    LG Display's 'stretchable' prototype display could attach to skin, clothing, and furniture 

    HP Pavilion Plus 14 review: a powerful, confusing OLED machine

    The Pixel Watch calorie bug is a reminder of why 'accuracy' isn't everything

    Razer made a customizable PS5 controller that — you guessed it — is very expensive

     
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    The politics and laws changing tech in the US

    The politics and laws changing tech in the US

    This week on
    02:10 - The Verge's David Pierce tries out Neeva's Bias Buster, an attempt to get people out of their echo chambers and show them new information in its search engine.
    20:25 - Senior reporter Adi Robertson talks about her story How America turned against the First Amendment
    42:27 - Policy reporter Makena Kelly explains the CHIPS and Science Act, and how it could reshape the tech industry in America.
    Further reading:

    Biden signs $280 billion CHIPS and Science Act

    Micron launches $15 billion Idaho project amid federal push for US tech manufacturing

    President Joe Biden speaks after groundbreaking for Intel’s $20 billion semiconductor plant

    Micron’s investing up to $100 billion to bring the country’s ‘largest semiconductor’ facility to New York


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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

whizrichie ,

Excellent!!

Excellent podcast for technology, policy, media and science.

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Paul

Thanks Paul!

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This is my next

Good review of joshua topolskys work

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