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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. 

    Apple M2 reviews, DOJ sues Google, and this week in Elon

    Apple M2 reviews, DOJ sues Google, and this week in Elon

    Today on the flagship podcast of staring directly down the barrel of a camera, The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Richard Lawler, and Monica Chin start the show with an inside look at our M2 MacBook Pro and Mac Mini reviews. After that, the crew breaks down the case the US Department of Justice has filed against Google's ad business and of course we try to make sense of the latest Elon Musk shenanigans.
    Further reading:

    The Vergecast - YouTube

    Apple Mac Mini (2023) review: Mac Studio junior 

    Apple MacBook Pro 16 (2023) review: the core count grows


    Google is being sued by the US government and eight states over online advertising 

    Google plans to demo AI chatbot search as it panics about ChatGPT


    More details come out on which departments saw layoffs at Google, Microsoft, and Amazon 

    Tesla made more money in 2022 than ever before, but its future still looks rocky

    Elon Musk is theoretically sad that Tesla investors lost money because of his tweets

    Elon Musk thinks Twitter is real life


    Elon Musk’s Twitter is caving to government censorship, just like he promised 


    Elon Musk gets serious about 420 at securities fraud trial - The Verge  


    Tesla’s new $3.6 billion Nevada investment includes a ‘high-volume’ Semi factory 

    Tesla Cybertruck mass production won't start until 2024

    Microsoft Q2 2023: Windows, devices, and Xbox down as cloud holds strong

    Senators and Swifties take on Ticketmaster in Washington 

    GoldenEye 007 is coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox on January 27th

    TikTok confirms that its own employees can decide what goes viral


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    The Last of Us recap, lessons learned from Silicon Valley, and Vergecast Hotline

    The Last of Us recap, lessons learned from Silicon Valley, and Vergecast Hotline

    Today on the flagship podcast of zombie kisses:

    02:02 - The Verge’s managing editor Alex Cranz chats with film & TV reporter Charles Pulliam-Moore about HBO’s The Last of Us and how it handles the video game adaptation. [Spoilers for episode 1 + 2]

    22:40 - Historian and author of the book The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America Margaret O'Mara talks about how the lack of non-compete clauses shaped Silicon Valley.

    38:30 - We answer your questions left on our Vergecast Hotline! Thunderbolt docks, end-to-end encryption, and smart assistants.


    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 14 min
    Apple announces M2 MacBook Pros, a Mac Mini, and a new HomePod

    Apple announces M2 MacBook Pros, a Mac Mini, and a new HomePod

    Today on the flagship podcast of automated content creation:
    02:23 - The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Richard Lawler, and Alex Heath start the show with an overview of what we've learned from Elon Musk running Twitter over the past few months.
    24:50 - Inside CNET’s AI-powered SEO money machine
    48:34 - Apple's Mac and HomePod announcements from this week
    Further reading:

    Inside Elon Musk’s “extremely hardcore” Twitter


    Twitter Blue arrives on Android for $11 a month 

    Inside CNET’s AI-powered SEO money machine

    Apple announces MacBook Pros with M2 Pro and M2 Max chips

    Apple announces a Mac Mini with the M2 and M2 Pro


    How the new MacBook Pros compare to the rest of Apple's MacBook lineup 


    Apple is reportedly working on an iPad-like smart display 

    Apple announces revamped full-size HomePod two years after discontinuing original

    Apple’s new HomePod unsurprisingly sounds close to the original


    Apple reportedly shelved its plans to release AR glasses any time soon 

    Reed Hastings is stepping down as Netflix’s co-CEO

    Microsoft announces big layoffs that will affect 10,000 employees


    Email us at vergecast@theverge.com or call the hotline at 866-VERGE11, we'd love to hear from you.
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    2023's laptops and wearables we may (or may not) see

    2023's laptops and wearables we may (or may not) see

    The Verge’s Alex Cranz talks with senior reviewer Monica Chin about the laptops she saw at CES this year and what it means for 2023’s computer trends. Verge reviewer Victoria Song joins the show to discuss the FDA regulations behind health tech, and whether the stuff we saw at CES will ever be available in the United States.
    Further reading:

    The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i is the CES 2023 gadget I’m most excited for

    Lenovo Yoga Book 9i hands-on: the dual-screen future

    OLED plus E Ink: Lenovo’s ThinkBook Twist is halfway to my dream laptop


     Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola hands-on: a ThinkPad’s best friend



    The new Asus ZenBook Pro 14 leads a line of impressively refreshed OLED laptops 

    Acer’s new Predator Helios laptops can pack a bright 250Hz Mini LED screen

    The LG Gram Style might be the prettiest laptop of 2023

    With PC sales down, laptop makers turn to services

    The HP Dragonfly Pro Chromebook is neat, but what's with the RGB?

    The regulatory maze behind health tech vaporware


    Withings wants you to pee on its latest device 

    How do you sell over-the-counter hearing aids when nobody knows who you are?


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Apple might make a touchscreen Mac / Samsung S23 images leak

    Apple might make a touchscreen Mac / Samsung S23 images leak

    The Verge's Alex Cranz, Richard Lawler, and Dan Seifert discuss the numerous Apple rumors we heard about this week, a Samsung Unpacked preview, and the latest gadget news.
    Further reading:

    Apple might finally make a touchscreen Mac

    Apple is reportedly making an all-in-one cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth chip


    iPhone 16 Pro models could feature under-display Face ID 


    Apple's next custom hardware trick might be its own Micro LED screens 

    Apple’s MicroLED dream: what it means for the Apple Watch and beyond

    $99 AirPods could ship as early as next year alongside next-gen AirPods Max

    Official Samsung Galaxy S23 images leak early 

    Samsung confirms February 1st Unpacked, its first in-person event in three years 

    Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 Pro can now record lifelike 3D audio

    HBO Max’s first price hike raises the monthly rate by $1 

    John Deere commits to letting farmers repair their own tractors (kind of) 


    At CES one company was showing off...an E-Ink headset? 

    The Pinecil is the best soldering iron for most people


    Six smart home finds from CES 2023 you may have missed 


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    The smart TVs, Matter gadgets, and concept cars from CES

    The smart TVs, Matter gadgets, and concept cars from CES

    The Verge’s Alex Cranz, Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, Chris Welch, and Andrew Hawkins discuss the best TVs, cars, and smart home gadgets they saw at CES 2023 — from a color-changing car to a vacuum suction system on an OLED TV.
    Further reading:

    CES 2023: Verge Video’s best of

    Why Matter mattered at CES

    The $3,000 totally wireless Displace TV is the definition of CES absurdity


    Roku does the obvious thing and announces its own TV line 

    TCL’s 2023 TVs have new branding and are gaming powerhouses

    Samsung’s 2023 TV lineup bets everything on picture upgrades and AI tricks

    LG’s latest Signature OLED TV receives all of its audio and video wirelessly

    LG’s 2023 OLED TVs are brighter (again) and make webOS smarter

    LG wants to reinvent how you think of TV picture modes


    Sony breaks from tradition and won’t announce new TVs at CES 2023 

    Sony and Honda just announced their new electric car brand, Afeela

    The Peugeot Inception concept is an EV knife aimed straight at the future

    The BMW i Vision Dee is a future EV sports sedan that can talk back to you


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    • 1 hr 4 min

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