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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 Tuesday, 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 Tuesday, 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. 

    The smart kitchen is a great idea — and a strange reality

    The smart kitchen is a great idea — and a strange reality

    Over the next two Sundays on The Vergecast, The Verge’s Jennifer Pattison-Tuohy and David Pierce dig into the dream smart kitchen, the less-than-dreamy reality of the situation, and what it might take to make cooking, cleaning, meal-prepping, and eating more efficient and more fun.
    On this episode, Jen takes us on a tour of her own smart(ish) kitchen, and explains why the kitchen often feels left behind in the overall smart home race. Then, Jen and David are joined by Ben Harris, the CEO of Fresco; and Nick Holzherr, the co-founder of Samsung Food. They tell us about the opportunities and challenges in reinventing the way we cook and eat, and explain why the AI revolution might usher in huge change.
    Further reading:

    This smart oven solved my work-from-home lunchtime conundrum

    2023 in the smart home: Matter’s broken promises

    How the smart home is finally getting out of your phone and into your home

    Appliance makers are teaming up to reduce your electricity usage — and save you cash

    This smart mixer did not make me a better baker

    Can Samsung Food usher in a new era for the smart kitchen?


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    • 57 min
    The AIs are officially out of control

    The AIs are officially out of control

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss ChatGPT and Gemini updates, Walmart acquiring Vizio, Apple's Sports app, and more.

    Further reading:

    Google cut a deal with Reddit for AI training data

    Google apologizes for ‘missing the mark’ after Gemini generated racially diverse Nazis 

    Google’s open-source Gemma AI models draw from the research behind Gemini

    ChatGPT spat out gibberish for many users overnight before OpenAI fixed it

    One month with Microsoft’s AI vision of the future: Copilot Pro

    Gemini, Gemma, Goose. 

    OpenAI can’t register ‘GPT’ as a trademark — yet

    Artificial investment

    Walmart to acquire Vizio in $2.3 billion deal

    Echo Hub review: a simple, customizable smart home control panel

    Samsung details a host of audio upgrades coming to its phones, tablets, and TVs

    Apple says the iPhone 15’s battery got better — but won’t say how

    Rice is not included in Apple’s official guidance for a wet phone


    One of the last small-ish Android phones looks like it's going the way of the iPhone Mini 

    OnePlus is getting back into the smartwatch game


    The Garmin Forerunner 165 could be a great budget running watch 

    Sony’s PlayStation Portal hacked to run emulated PSP games

    Framework is selling a cheap modular laptop 

    Wyze says camera breach let 13,000 customers briefly see into other people’s homes

    Apple launches Apple Sports app with scores and betting odds 

    Apple is already defending iMessage against tomorrow’s quantum computing attacks 

    IBM quantum computing updates: System Two and Heron

    Microsoft and Intel strike a custom chip manufacturing deal

    Rivian says it is laying off 10 percent of its workforce as EV woes deepen

    Ford slashes Mustang Mach-E prices again as EV price war enters its second year


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    The right to repair – and play games anywhere

    The right to repair – and play games anywhere

    Today on the flagship podcast of sneaky gaming strategies:
    03:45 - Verge producer Will Poor reports on a right-to-repair bill in Oregon and what's next in the right-to-repair movement.

    The right-to-repair movement is just getting started

    Status of Right to Repair legislation state by state, via repair.org

    iFixit explains parts pairing

    Jessa Jones’ iPad Rehab

    Apple Is Lobbying Against Right to Repair Six Months After Supporting Right to Repair

    The current draft of Oregon’s Right to Repair bill


    33:13 - Tom Warren breaks down the news from Microsoft’s gaming chief about Xbox games coming to PS5 and next-gen hardware.
    Microsoft’s gaming chief on Xbox games coming to PS5, next-gen hardware, and more

    1:00:49 - David Pierce and Alex Cranz answer a question from The Vergecast Hotline about the crackdown on password sharing for streaming services.

    Netflix might ruin password sharing for everyone 

    Disney Plus is finally cracking down on password sharing in the US

    Hulu is cracking down on password sharing, just like Disney Plus and Netflix


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    The shine comes off the Vision Pro

    The shine comes off the Vision Pro

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss Apple fans starting to return the Vision Pro, Xbox exclusive games, Super Bowl streaming troubles, and more.
    Further reading:

    Apple fans are starting to return their Vision Pros

    Zuckerberg says Quest 3 is ‘the better product’ vs. Apple’s Vision Pro

    Meta’s big vision for face computers might be better than Apple’s

    Microsoft’s gaming chief on Xbox games coming to PS5, next-gen hardware, and more

    Microsoft prepares to take Xbox everywhere

    Gemini Advanced is most impressive when it’s working with Google

    Gemini 1.5: Google’s next-gen AI model is almost ready 

    Google’s Gemini assistant is fantastic and frustrating

    OpenAI introduces Sora, its text-to-video AI model

    ChatGPT’s memory gives OpenAI’s chatbot new information about you

    Can watermarks save us from deepfakes?


    Automating ableism 


    The text file that runs the internet 

    Apple won’t be forced to open up iMessage by EU

    FCC commissioner wants to investigate Apple over Beeper Mini shutdown 

    Apple appears to be breaking iPhone web apps in the EU

    Walmart might buy Vizio to win the fight over cheap TVs 

    AI at Work


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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Passkeys might really kill passwords

    Passkeys might really kill passwords

    Today on the flagship podcast of video podcasts:
    02:52 - The Verge's David Pierce chats with 1Password's Anna Pobletts about good password hygiene, passkeys, and the upsides of a third-party password manager.

    Passkeys: all the news and updates around passwordless sign-on support

    Biometrics? Bring it on: why Okta’s Jameeka Green Aaron wants passwords to go away

    How to use a passkey to sign in to your Google account

    1Password’s passkeys explainer


    31:56 - Victoria Song joins the show to discuss the state of wearables and why this may be the year for the smart ring.

    Fossil is quitting smartwatches

    This might be the year of the smart ring

    The best smartwatches for Android

    The best fitness trackers to buy right now


    58:46 -Later, David answers a question from The Vergecast Hotline.

    Apple Vision Pro review: magic, until it’s not

    Here’s how much the Vision Pro’s accessories cost


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Disney’s big bets on sports, streaming, and Fortnite

    Disney’s big bets on sports, streaming, and Fortnite

    The Verge's David Pierce, Alex Cranz, and Adi Robertson discuss sports streaming, Apple Vision Pro updates, Bluesky removing its invite system, and more.
    Further reading:

    ESPN, Fox, and Warner Bros. are putting together a juggernaut sports streaming app

    Disney Plus will start its password-sharing crackdown this summer

    Disney invests $1.5 billion in Epic to create ‘persistent universe’ tied to Fortnite

    Apple TV+ Became HBO Before HBO Could Become Netflix

    @lucas_shaw • All these articles should be required to note that nobody watches Apple TV+. • Threads

    A new Vision Pro teardown shows Apple’s incredible pixel density

    Apple’s first Vision Pro beta lets you bring virtual items closer 

    Apple’s Vision Pro launch day photo drop captures eager customers.

    The Vision Pro’s killer app: Cybertruck clout-chasing accessory

    YouTube says a Vision Pro app is ‘on the roadmap’ 

    Vision Pro’s Personas look a little crisper after latest beta update.

    It’s been 10 hours.

    Bluesky social network drops invite-only sign ups

    The fediverse, explained: Mastodon, Threads, and the open future of social networking

    X hits number one on the Apple App Store amid second celebrity image scandal

    The FCC bans robocalls with AI-generated voices

    Ford quietly created its own ‘skunkworks’ team to develop low-cost electric vehicles

    Apple is still working on foldable iPhones and iPads


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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

Tchaye ,

That ARC episode

That guy from ARC sounded like an hour long painful ad for his product rather than a discussion.

k_y_c ,

a tech podcast without chapters

They do have interesting guests and topics from time to time, but it’s tedious without chapters to skip past some of the hosts who regularly insist on discussing their bad takes.

jasnstu ,

Chapters

Good content, but I wish there were chapter markers to make it easier to skip around in the episodes

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