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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. 

    Amazon buys Roomba, non-watch wearables, and the best cheap(er) phones

    Amazon buys Roomba, non-watch wearables, and the best cheap(er) phones

    David Pierce taps into The Verge's reviews team to explore where we're headed with smart home gadgets, wearables, and midrange phones.
    01:56 - Verge smart home reviewer Jennifer Pattison Tuohy comes back to the show to break down the news of Amazon acquiring iRobot, maker of the ever popular Roomba robot vacuum.
    24:46 - Verge wearable tech reviewer Victoria Song joins David to explore the fascinating world of non-watch wearables: rings, earbuds, sports bras, and sleep trackers. Afterward, we hear from Whoop CEO Will Ahmed about his approach to wearable technology.
    53:40 - Verge mobile reviewer Allison Johnson and David discuss the ideal version of a mid-range smartphone, and what are the best trade-offs for the price.
    Further reading:

    Amazon to acquire Roomba robot vacuum maker iRobot for $1.7 billion

    Amazon bought iRobot to see inside your home

    The best sleep tech you can buy right now

    Whoop 4.0 Review

    Oura Ring Gen 3 Review

    Google Pixel 6a review: midrange parts, Tensor smarts

    Apple's new iPhone SE is a modern phone stuck in yesterday's design

    Apple should have followed Google’s Pixel 6A playbook with the iPhone SE

    OnePlus 10T review: call it a comeback

    Nothing Phone 1 review: something else


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    HBO Max might get maimed, Apple might remove the headphone jack from the iPad

    HBO Max might get maimed, Apple might remove the headphone jack from the iPad

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss this week in tech news — including what's happening with HBO Max, Apple iPad rumors, some handheld gaming updates, and this week in EVs.
    Further reading:

    Apple might remove the headphone jack from its next entry-level iPad

    Apple might delay iPadOS 16 launch


    Apple says Mac sales are getting hit hard by supply constraints 

    OnePlus 10T review: call it a comeback

    OnePlus’ 10T launch was a weird return to in-person events

    The Pixel 6A is getting an immediate update to make sure it’s moddable

    Logitech announces a new dedicated cloud gaming handheld device

    Nintendo reports Switch sales dip as chip shortage continues to bite


    The Orion looks like if Kirby swallowed your Switch   

    The megamerger killed Batgirl


    HBO Max might get maimed 

    A TikTok Music app could challenge Spotify and Apple

    Roku has a problem — its buttons aren’t printing enough money

    Lucid Motors will barely make any EVs this year as it slashes production goals again

    Tesla is the latest company to be drawn into the Elon Musk-Twitter legal mess

    Forget those Tesla crashes: GM says you can trust its autonomous vehicles

    GM’s Super Cruise will cover 400,000 miles of roads in North America, doubling coverage

    Twitter v. Elon Musk trial date set to start October 17th

    Google Meet meets Duo Meet, with Meet in Duo but Duo isn’t going into Meet

    A mysterious battery-powered Google device appears in FCC filings

    Sony InZone M9 review: impressive but flawed


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Work from anywhere: sailboats, solar generators, and Starlink

    Work from anywhere: sailboats, solar generators, and Starlink

    David Pierce hosts a special "work from anywhere" episode of The Vergecast while he is on vacation.
    02:33 - CEO of Rove Jonah Hanig chats about his approach work-friendly travel. Reflect's Alex MacCaw shares his experience working from a sailboat in the middle of the ocean.
    17:12 - Verge deputy editor Thomas Ricker talks about his review of the Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro, as well as his experience of working remotely in Europe.
    36:28 - Verge policy editor Russell Brandom and senior reporter Loren Grush discuss the state of using satellites like Starlink to access the internet in rural areas.
    Further reading:

    Starlink’s Dishy McFlatface internet now available for Boaty McBoatfaces — just $5,000 per month

    Jackery Solar Generator 2000 Pro review: letting flex-workers flex

    Starlink RV review: the dawn of space internet to go

    Ventje VW Campervan review: 'work from home' from anywhere

    How Starlink and other satellite services are changing the shape of the internet


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Microsoft Q4 earnings, Spotify’s subscribers rise, and Instagram walks back its changes

    Microsoft Q4 earnings, Spotify’s subscribers rise, and Instagram walks back its changes

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce. and Alex Cranz discuss the quarterly tech earnings from Apple, Microsoft, Spotify, and more. 
    Further reading:

    Meta and Apple in ‘deep’ competition to build the metaverse, Zuckerberg tells staff

    Yes, it’s weird for the two-year-old Meta Quest 2 to go up in price


    Meta might let anti-vax posts back onto Facebook and Instagram 

    Instagram walks back its changes

    Microsoft Q4 2022 earnings: Windows and Xbox fall in $51.9 billion quarter

    Meta reports revenue decline for the first time in Q2 earnings

    Here’s where to buy the Meta Quest 2 before it costs $100 more

    Alphabet Q2 2022 earnings show profits dropped compared to last year

    Comcast’s broadband business stopped growing for the first time ever

    Spotify’s subscribers rise to 188M amid podcasting setbacks

    Spotify amps up fiction podcasts with new leader of scripted content

    Spotify paid $123 million for audiobook company Findaway

    Spotify has stopped making its Car Thing dashboard accessory

    Apple’s latest iOS 16 beta ensures you can’t hide your mistakes with an edit

    Apple’s new Home app in iOS 16 is better but still half-baked

    SpaceX says Dish’s 5G plan would be ‘detrimental’ to millions of Starlink users

    You can re-watch Game of Thrones in 4K on HBO Max next month

    President Biden’s awesome video conferencing setup starts with a $7,000 Zoom gadget

    Asus’ compact Zenfone 9 comes with incredible gimbal-like camera stabilization


    Email us at vergecast@theverge.com, we'd love to hear from you.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Instagram is TikTok now, BeReal is everywhere, and the Vergecast Hotline is back

    Instagram is TikTok now, BeReal is everywhere, and the Vergecast Hotline is back

    02:30 - The Verge's David Pierce talks with deputy editor Alex Heath about how Meta is pivoting Facebook and Instagram away from your friends and more towards short form video from creators.

    Mark Zuckerberg braces Meta employees for 'intense period'

    Facebook is changing its algorithm to take on TikTok, leaked memo reveals

    Adam Mosseri confirms it: Instagram is over

    Instagram is making almost all videos Reels and will show them to way more people

    Facebook doubles down on algorithms in the main feed

    Facebook puts news on the back burner as it continues to push video and creators

    Listen to Land of the Giants: The Facebook / Meta Disruption


    24:04 - Casey Newton chats with David about the social media app BeReal, and whether it's able to succeed among social media titans.
    Why BeReal is breaking out

    40:55 - The Vergecast Hotline is back! Experts at The Verge answer your tech questions.
    Call our Vergecast Hotline at 866-VERGE11 (866-837-4311).
    Email us at vergecast@theverge.com, we'd love to hear from you.
    Find us on Twitter:
    Alex Heath is @alexeheath
    Casey Newton is @caseynewton
    Monica Chin is @mcsquared96
    Dan Seifert is @dcseifert
    Becca Farsace is @BeccaFarsace
    David Pierce is @pierce
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Netflix wants linear TV to die, Thread border routers are Matter-ready, and Tesla sold most of its Bitcoin

    Netflix wants linear TV to die, Thread border routers are Matter-ready, and Tesla sold most of its Bitcoin

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz run discuss Tesla earnings, Netflix's next move, and an upgrade to smart home standard Thread.
    Further reading:

    Tesla’s run of record quarterly deliveries comes to an end thanks to China’s COVID shutdowns

    Elon Musk now says Tesla could start Cybertruck deliveries in mid-2023

    Tesla sold 75 percent of its Bitcoin


    BMW starts selling heated seat subscriptions for $18 a month 


    The First-Ever Blazer EV: Electric SUV | Chevrolet 

    BMW Wants to Charge for Heated Seats. These Grey Market Hackers Will Fix That.

    75 Percent of Car Buyers Don't Want Features Locked Behind Subscriptions

    Netflix’s CEO is ready for TV to die

    Netflix subscriber count in the US and Canada dropped by 1.3 million over the last three months 

    Netflix's ad-supported tier won't have everything at launch

    Netflix is partnering with Microsoft for its new ad-supported tier


    Netflix's latest anti-password sharing test lets users 'buy' additional homes 

    Amazon is giving Prime Video its biggest redesign in years

    Eve’s new motion sensor is the first with Thread

    Amazon says Matter will make Alexa smarter


    If you have one of these Thread border routers, your smart home will be Matter-ready 

    Samsung’s August 10th Unpacked will definitely feature at least one foldable


    Samsung confirms August 10th Unpacked event date with ‘cryptic’ puzzle 


    Google Pixel 6A review: midrange parts, Tensor smarts 

    Google’s prototype augmented reality glasses are going outside

    Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover trial set to start in October

    Apple will settle butterfly keyboard lawsuit for $50 million

    Internal documents show Facebook and Google discussing platform strategies

    The new Google Wallet is now available to all users


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    • 1 hr 20 min

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