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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.

    This week's Section 230 hearing / gadgets go to QVC / Motorola Razr 2020 review

    This week's Section 230 hearing / gadgets go to QVC / Motorola Razr 2020 review

    Nilay, Dieter, and Adi discuss the latest Section 230 congressional hearing featuring the CEOs of big tech. Ashley Carman stops by to talk about how gadget makers are turning to shopping channels to market their products.
    Stories from this week:

    San Francisco and Oakland phase out Verily COVID-19 testing sites

    White House officials considered Elon Musk for coronavirus ad campaign

    We need to rebuild America’s pandemic-fighting agencies


    Streaming was part of the future — now it’s the only future 

    Lime’s CEO on the future of scooters: ‘COVID has turned from a headwind into a tailwind’

    Mark Zuckerberg just told Congress to upend the internet

    The latest Section 230 hearing showed that Republicans want to make the internet smaller

    The Right’s Regulator in Chief

    Gadget makers’ biggest risk could be a huge reward

    Influencers’ next frontier: their own live shopping channels

    Everyone on Instagram will soon be able to go live for four hours

    Facebook will test shopping from Reels later this year

    Motorola Razr 2020 review: 5G folding flip phone feels fine


    LG Wing review: learning to fly, failing to soar 

    Verizon’s Yahoo zombie appears again as a purple phone

    First iPhone 12 mini hands-on video shows just how tiny it is

    Mophie’s new wirelessly charging battery pack clips onto the back of your phone

    T-Mobile expands its faster midband 5G network, nearly doubling its coverage

    Microsoft Surface Pro X (2020) review: ARM gets more muscle

    Amazon Echo Dot (2020) review: have a ball

    T-Mobile expands into live internet TV with new TVision streaming service

    PS5 in photos: our first look at Sony’s next-gen console

    PS5 vs. Xbox Series X: the next-gen consoles in photos

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

    Control is coming to the Nintendo Switch today, but you can only stream it from the cloud

    Vizio and LG’s next-gen-ready OLED TVs are up to $500 off at Best Buy

    Meet the 24-year-old who’s tracking every broken McDonald’s ice-cream machine in the US


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    iPhone 12 and 12 Pro review with Joanna Stern and Nilay Patel

    iPhone 12 and 12 Pro review with Joanna Stern and Nilay Patel

    Every Tuesday this month, Vergecast co-host Dieter Bohn is hosting a series of discussions diving deep into tech review season, each focusing on a specific product.
    This week, Dieter brings back Vergecast co-host Nilay Patel and senior personal technology columnist at The Wall Street Journal Joanna Stern to discuss their reviews of the latest iteration of the iPhone.
    Dieter reviewed the iPhone 12, Nilay reviewed the iPhone 12 Pro, and Joanna reviewed them both side by side. The trio discusses what they focused on in their reviews — like 5G, Dolby Vison, and MagSafe — and how significant the upgrades are for this year’s devices.
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    • 59 min
    Quibi is shutting down / Google faces antitrust charges / Foxconn’s LCD factory is Wisconsin isn’t real

    Quibi is shutting down / Google faces antitrust charges / Foxconn’s LCD factory is Wisconsin isn’t real

    Dieter Bohn and Nilay Patel talk to Julia Alexander about Quibi shutting down, Adi Robertson about the US government filing antitrust charges against Google, and Josh Dzieza about his report on Wisconsin's empty Foxconn factory.
    Stories from this week:


    The ambitious effort to piece together America’s fragmented health data 


    Microsoft wants to cut down pollution from its business travel  

    Is Quibi done for?

    Quibi is shutting down

    11 reasons why Quibi crashed and burned in less than a year

    Quibi’s top executives are ready to blame themselves, not just the pandemic, for Quibi failing

    Watch AOC play Among Us live on Twitch with HasanAbi and Pokimane

    The US government has filed antitrust charges against Google

    Who is Google’s market power hurting?

    Senate committee approves subpoenas for Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey

    How to retweet using Twitter’s new temporary format

    Republican lawmakers are furious after Twitter asks users to read stories before retweeting

    Facebook’s independent oversight board is now accepting cases

    The 8th Wonder of the World

    Exclusive: Wisconsin report confirms Foxconn’s so-called LCD factory isn’t real

    Apple iPad Air (2020) review: take it from the Pro

    Amazon Echo (2020) review: music of the sphere

    Beats Flex review: wireless earbud basics done right


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Pixel 5 with Android Central and Android Police

    Pixel 5 with Android Central and Android Police

    Every Tuesday this month, Vergecast co-host Dieter Bohn hosts a series of discussions diving deep into tech review season, each focusing on a specific product.
    This week, Dieter talks with managing editor of Android Central Daniel Bader and Android Police editor-in-chief David Ruddock about the Google’s Pixel 5.
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    • 50 min
    Apple announces iPhone 12, MagSafe charger, HomePod mini

    Apple announces iPhone 12, MagSafe charger, HomePod mini

    Stories from this week:

    Apple’s iPhone 12 event: the 7 biggest announcements

    Apple announces iPhone 12 with OLED screen and 5G speeds

    iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max announced with larger displays, updated design, and 5G

    Apple announces iPhone 12 mini, the ‘smallest and lightest 5G phone in the world’

    Apple’s new iPhone 12 line-up comes with a ceramic-hardened display

    Apple’s new iPhones won’t ship with earbuds or wall chargers

    Apple cuts EarPods and iPhone charger prices by $10 after it stops bundling them

    Apple’s iPhone 12 can wirelessly charge twice as fast, but only with a MagSafe charger

    Apple’s revived MagSafe charging standard opens the door for a portless iPhone

    The iPhone 12 Pro Max could be Apple’s biggest camera jump in years

    Breaking down Apple’s three new iPhone 12 camera systems

    Here’s how you’ll know when you’re on Verizon’s fast or slow 5G on an iPhone 12

    The iPhone 12’s mysterious groove is a 5G mmWave antenna window — and it’s exclusive to the US

    Apple’s iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini cost $30 extra for anyone who’s not an AT&T or Verizon customer

    Apple announces smaller HomePod mini for $99

    Apple’s HomePod will soon support Dolby Atmos with the Apple TV 4K

    Beats announces $50 Beats Flex earbuds with USB-C and 12-hour battery life


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Samsung 2020 with Marques Brownlee

    Samsung 2020 with Marques Brownlee

    Every Tuesday this month, Vergecast co-host Dieter Bohn hosts a series of discussions diving deep into tech review season, each focusing on a specific product.
    This week, Dieter talks with MKBHD aka Marques Brownlee about the various phones released by Samsung this year, from the S20 Ultra to the Z Fold 2 5G. The two also discuss the process of reviewing different tiers of phones and how it's changing the smartphone market.
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    • 50 min

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