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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.

    Reviews for the Macbook Air and iPad Pro (2020) and how the coronavirus is affecting tech companies and culture

    Reviews for the Macbook Air and iPad Pro (2020) and how the coronavirus is affecting tech companies and culture

    Stories discussed this week:

    Amazon warehouse workers are outraged after a coworker tested positive for COVID-19 and they weren’t notified

    ‘We’re all going to get sick eventually’: Amazon workers are struggling to provide for a nation in quarantine

    It’s time for a regular Amazon daily coronavirus briefing

    Twitter locks account encouraging coronavirus ‘chickenpox parties’

    Zoom is 2020’s hottest yoga studio

    Apple says customers must wait to pick up repairs locked inside its retail stores

    Best Buy moves to curbside pickup only as it sees surge in orders for home office equipment

    Disney Plus and Facebook are also reducing streaming quality in Europe

    Amazon and Apple are reducing streaming quality to lessen broadband strain in Europe

    YouTube joins Netflix in reducing video quality in Europe

    YouTube creators figure out how to film during a pandemic

    Fashion influencers are rethinking their curated aesthetics because they can’t leave their houses

    Fox will broadcast NASCAR’s substitute sim racing ‘season’ on television

    Pro drivers are competing with gamers after F1 and NASCAR canceled races

    How to watch movies with friends online


    Everything you need to know about the coronavirus 

    Subscribe to Home Screen: a newsletter to brighten your inbox

    Apple MacBook Air (2020) review: the best Mac for most people

    Apple iPad Pro review 2020: small spec bump, big camera bump

    Never buy hardware today based on a promise of software tomorrow

    The new MacBook Air and iPad Pro are already discounted on Amazon


    Huawei hopes the P40 Pro can lure you away from Google 

    Living a Google-free life with a Huawei phone

    Dell now lets you control iPhones from its PCs


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Impossible Foods CEO Patrick Brown on a new kind of meat

    Impossible Foods CEO Patrick Brown on a new kind of meat

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks to Impossible Foods CEO Patrick Brown about Impossible's mission to replace animal-derived meat worldwide and what that would mean for our climate and culture.
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    • 51 min
    Apple announces new iPad Pro and Macbook Air, Sony reveals PS5 specs, and confusion around the coronavirus testing website

    Apple announces new iPad Pro and Macbook Air, Sony reveals PS5 specs, and confusion around the coronavirus testing website

    Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss the new iPad Pro and Macbook Air that Apple announced this week, the confusion around Google's coronavirus testing website, and the specs revealed for the PS5.
    Stories discussed this week:

    Comcast modestly raises slow internet speeds for low-income users because of coronavirus

    AT&T is suspending broadband data caps for home internet customers due to coronavirus

    AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and others agree not to overcharge customers during coronavirus

    Verily’s coronavirus screening website launches with very limited access

    Trump’s Google testing announcement mixed up several real projects

    The White House still can’t explain what’s going on with the coronavirus screening website

    Coronavirus testing shouldn’t be this complicated

    Apple announces online-only WWDC 2020 due to coronavirus spread

    Apple announces new iPad Pro with trackpad support and a wild keyboard cover

    iPadOS 13.4 adds full mouse and trackpad support

    The iPad Pro is ready to supplant the Mac just as the MacBook Air is great again

    Logitech’s iPad keyboard case with trackpad costs half as much as Apple’s

    The new iPad Pro’s LIDAR sensor is an AR hardware solution in search of software

    The new iPad Pro’s LIDAR scanner can turn a living room into an AR game of Hot Lava

    You can try the iPad’s new trackpad and mouse support right now with Apple’s public beta

    Apple announces new MacBook Air with improved keyboard, faster performance, and more storage

    Moog and Korg are offering synth apps for free while we’re all stuck at home

    PS5 vs. Xbox Series X: a complicated battle of SSD and GPU speeds

    Sony says the PlayStation 5’s SSD will completely change next-gen level design

    The Xbox Series X specs look impressive, but that’s not enough

    Here’s how Xbox Series X removable storage will work


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on broadband access across America

    FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on broadband access across America

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and Verge policy reporter Makena Kelly talk to FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel about American broadband policy and the advocacy for internet access, broadband competition, and net neutrality.
    While the coronavirus pandemic is happening and people are working online at home, now is a perfect time to talk about who has access to the broadband, who doesn't, how much it costs, and how we can get it to more people for less money.
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    • 55 min
    Galaxy S20 review and leaks of iOS 14, watchOS 7, and Pixel 4a

    Galaxy S20 review and leaks of iOS 14, watchOS 7, and Pixel 4a

    Stories discussed this week:

    Dr Disrespect is the villain who could change the future of TV

    This backpack has it all: Kevlar, batteries, and a federal investigation

    The art and craft of scientific glassblowing

    Samsung Galaxy S20 review: just right

    Leaked watchOS 7 code reveals new ‘International’ watchface

    Apple watchOS 7 features leak: sleep tracking, watchface sharing, and more

    Apple Watches may soon detect blood oxygen levels

    More iOS 14 leaks hint at next Apple hardware and a new home screen view

    iOS 14 will reportedly have improved mouse cursor support

    New MacBook models with scissor-switch keyboards are reportedly coming soon

    Google Pixel 4A hands-on reveals specs, camera, and a possible release window

    Google can reportedly revoke Android licenses if TV makers also partner with Amazon

    A sneaky attempt to end encryption is worming its way through Congress

    Congress takes aim at Google search in antitrust hearing


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    COVID-19: How it spreads, how to test for it, and economic impact

    COVID-19: How it spreads, how to test for it, and economic impact

    Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel talks with Verge health reporter Nicole Wetsman and Verge deputy editor Liz Lopatto about the health concerns of the coronavirus outbreak as well as its economic effect in the United States. 
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

super_choz ,

I love this podcast

3/20/20

The only thing more amazing than this podcast is Nilay’s hair; just dripping with swag!

Paul’s consistent segment is stronger than flex seal.

Dieter’s feeling are somehow interlinked with my own.

Seriously though, with everyone going on, I’m finding solace with this podcast.

Keep up the good work!

Darian.B ,

Hilarious

Great tech podcast. Nilay is awesome. Show is so funny, very entertaining. Paul’s weekly segment not only holds America together, but my marriage as well. Keep it up Paul.

Dicky521 ,

Too biased and political

I one time I really liked this podcast and thought it wasn’t biased in tech realm at all. Now all we hear from Liz all the time is how she thinks she knows everything and the only thing she knows how to talk about is saying negative things about Trump. And the things she says aren’t really facts. She completely destroyed this for me. I just tried listening to the episode on the corona virus and she started on her hate Trump rant so I stopped it and deleted it like I do several of them lately and now after listening for a few years I am hitting the unsubscribe button.

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