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Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller make sense of the week's tech news with help from our diverse and 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, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller make sense of the week's tech news with help from our diverse and 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.

    Neil Young says the Macbook Pro has “Fisher-Price” audio quality

    Neil Young says the Macbook Pro has “Fisher-Price” audio quality

    Musician Neil Young and tech executive Phil Baker have been trying to push the tech industry to make it easier for consumers to listen to high-quality audio for almost a decade now. The duo’s hi-res music player Pono aimed to fix problems they said plagued MP3 players like the iPod and music software like iTunes — like compressed, lossy, and low-fidelity audio files that were not similar enough to their original recordings.
    But five years after the Pono was released, Young believes the tech industry has still not advanced enough for consumers to easily listen to high resolution audio. The two men’s new book, To Feel the Music: A Songwriter’s Mission To Save High Quality Audio, details the hurdles they had to overcome to create the Pono, as well as what the tech industry should do in order to get consumers to realize what their missing with streaming and “CD-quality” music.
    In an interview with The Vergecast, Young tells Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel that even though Grammy-winning artists are able to make music almost anywhere they go on their laptop or mobile devices, they’re still sacrificing on audio fidelity.
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    • 46 min
    Apple's encryption controversy, Bezos's hacked phone, and Sonos stopping old product updates

    Apple's encryption controversy, Bezos's hacked phone, and Sonos stopping old product updates

    Stories from this week:

    Trump demands Apple unlock iPhones: ‘They have the keys to so many criminals and criminal minds’


    How to FBI-proof your encrypted iPhone backups 

    Can Apple live up to Apple’s privacy ads?

    Apple rejects AG Barr’s claim that it didn’t assist with Pensacola shooting probe

    The FBI has asked Apple to unlock another shooter’s iPhone

    Senator asks Jeff Bezos for more information on Saudi-linked hack

    Saudi Arabian prince reportedly hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone with malicious WhatsApp message

    PSA: Never open a WhatsApp message from the crown prince of Saudi Arabia

    Here’s a first look at Android on Microsoft’s dual-screen Surface Duo

    Microsoft’s software plan for the Duo Android phone is surprisingly realistic

    Introduction to dual-screen devices

    Motorola’s foldable Razr will launch on February 6th after delay

    Cruise driverless taxi: no steering wheel, no pedals

    Sonos will stop providing software updates for its oldest products in May

    Comcast plans price hikes for cable customers as it looks ahead to streaming Peacock launch

    Google’s ads just look like search results now


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Rep. David Cicilline on regulating big tech monopolies

    Rep. David Cicilline on regulating big tech monopolies

    After a congressional hearing with executives from Sonos, Tile, Basecamp, and PopSockets, the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), speaks to The Verge’s Nilay Patel and Adi Robertson about leading an investigation into how big tech platforms like Google, Amazon, and Apple are affecting competition for other tech companies.
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    • 28 min
    August's Yves Behar and Jason Johnson unlock the smart home

    August's Yves Behar and Jason Johnson unlock the smart home

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel interviews Yves Behar and Jason Jason, co-founders of the smartlock company August about their new products, the state of the smart home, and making products that work in both European and American homes.
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    • 32 min
    AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su talks new Ryzen 4000 chips and out-performing Intel

    AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su talks new Ryzen 4000 chips and out-performing Intel

    Editor-in-chief of The Verge Nilay Patel talks to CEO of AMD Dr Lisa Su at CES 2020 about AMD's new Ryzen laptop chips, the competition with Intel for consumer laptops, and if she is going to take on the high end of Nvidia's GPUs.
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    • 40 min
    Microsoft’s Edge Chromium launches, NBC reveals Peacock details, and our CES takeaways

    Microsoft’s Edge Chromium launches, NBC reveals Peacock details, and our CES takeaways

    Stories this week:

    The Verge Awards at CES 2020: welcome to the land of the concept

    Eight big takeaways from CES 2020

    These gaming PCs want to compete in the console wars

    Laptops were boring at CES, but there’s hope for the future

    The most important TVs of CES 2020 were finally for the masses

    Microsoft’s new Edge Chromium browser launches on Windows and macOS

    How to install extensions on Microsoft’s new Edge browser

    The browser wars are back, but it’s different this time

    Google is finally killing off Chrome apps, which nobody really used anyhow

    Google to 'phase out' third-party cookies in Chrome, but not for ...

    Roomba’s robot vacuum could grow arms in the near future

    OnePlus confirms its next phone will jump to a 120Hz screen

    Latest Galaxy S20 Plus leak shows off 120Hz display and no …


    Samsung’s Galaxy S20 and its many cameras revealed in leaked photos 


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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

TampaMissy ,

Good information, but...

Really good information and entertaining podcast, but it feels like they are trying to break the world’s record for how many times you can say “like” in one podcast. It gets very distracting and annoying after a while when every third word is “like”. Makes for a good drinking game though...every time they say “like”, take a drink and you will be drunk about 10 minutes in!

Hawnofonyx ,

Great format and in-depth conversation

Don’t listen to a whole a lot of podcast but this one is somewhat informative and educational in many episodes. Keep up the good work. One area of BIG improvement is Nilay Patel’s voice volume consistency. For some reason everyone’s voice is properly projected to there microphone, yet Nilay has this tendency to at times lower his voice and speak faster especially when completing a sentence. It’s really annoying since he is the only one with this problem forcing me to have to blast my volume control in order to make out what he says. For that reason I have to give a 4 out of 5 stars for my review.

Kaleb_Powers ,

Love the Vergecast!

Year long listener here. You guys rock! Love the weekly podcasts! Not too big on the interview episodes, but I love the weekly one. Love looking for your podcast every Friday!

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