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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. 

    Gadgets are getting weird — and so are iPhone homescreens

    Gadgets are getting weird — and so are iPhone homescreens

    Nilay, Alex, and David talk about what's happening on social media — and around the web — in the wake of the attempted assassination of Donald Trump. Then they talk about their early impression of Apple's public betas, from the redesigned homescreens to the iPad's fancy new math abilities. After that, it's time for a bunch of gadgets all asking the same idea: is this anything? Then it's off to the lightning round, filled with 4K streams and leaky infinity pools.

    Further reading:

    A custom sticker printer infuriated clients with a pro-Trump mass text message

    Shooting conspiracies trend on X as Musk endorses Trump

    Donald Trump likes TikTok, not Zuckerberg.

    The FBI said it found the Trump rally shooter’s Steam account, then took it back

    The Trump rally shooter had a Discord account, company says

    The Trump rally shooting is a cash cow for the dropshippers 

    The FBI says it has ‘gained access’ to the Trump rally shooter’s phone 

    J.D. Vance likes Lina Khan and crypto, hates ‘Big Tech’

    Elon Musk, Joe Lonsdale, and tech elites back a pro-Trump super PAC

    Apple’s public betas: all the news on iOS 18, macOS Sequoia, and more

    Apple is finally embracing Android’s chaos

    iOS 18 might help you rescue photos you thought were gone forever

    The watchOS 11 beta slowed me down, in a good way

    RCS in iOS 18: Apple’s new messaging standard almost solves the green-button problem

    Testing Math Notes and the Calculator app in iPadOS 18

    Phone mirroring on the Mac: a great way to use your iPhone, but it’s still very much in beta

    Canon’s long-awaited EOS R1 and R5 Mark II have eye-controlled autofocus

    Dyson unmasks its super customizable OnTrac headphones

    A long-delayed hands-on with Essential’s skinny Android phone

    This case turns your Apple Watch into a tiny iPod

    Google solves its Pixel 9 Pro leaks by just showing the phone early

    Leaked photos reveal Google Pixel 9 Pro Fold

    Xreal Beam Pro review: an AR tablet with good ideas but not enough power

    The OnePlus Pad 2’s vibrating stylus simulates writing on paper

    Sling TV adds 4K streaming for free

    Comcast will have high bitrate, low latency 4K feeds of the Olympics

    OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s $27 million mansion is a ‘lemon’ with a leaky pool, lawsuit alleges


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Picking the perfect portable console

    Picking the perfect portable console

    Today on the flagship podcast of nose bridge microphones: 
    03:10  - The Verge’s David Pierce enlists help from Alex Cranz and Sean Hollister to figure out the best gadget setup for his handheld gaming needs. 

    The Steam Deck wasn’t born ready, but it’s ready now

    Nintendo Switch OLED review: screentime

    Sony PlayStation Portal review: flawed but fun

    Asus ROG Ally updated review: it’s a bit better now

    This amazing knockoff GBA SP comes stuffed with software piracy


    42:10  - Victoria Song joins the show to test out the microphones on a bunch of smart glasses and headsets. 

    Razer’s new Anzu smart glasses break from the pack with truly wireless audio

    The Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses actually make the future look cool

    Amazon’s latest Echo Frames are more style than substance

    Meta Quest 3 review: almost the one we've been waiting for

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


    01:10:26 - Later, David answers a question from the Vergecast Hotline.
    North Focals glasses review: a $600 smartwatch for your face

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Inside the AI memory machine

    Inside the AI memory machine

    Humans are terrible at remembering things. On this episode of The Vergecast, we talk to one of the people who has been working on this problem for a very long time: Dan Siroker, the CEO of Limitless. We talk about what it takes to build a great memory aid, how we might use them in the future, and why it’s so tricky to get right.
    We also talk about the human side of it all — what does it change about our lives when we stop forgetting things? Is remembering your friend’s birthday different when it’s actually an AI model doing the remembering? And will these tools ever really work outside of work? Tools like Limitless are coming fast and improving quickly, and we’re going to have to figure out how to live with them.
    Further reading:

    From The New York Times: Can’t See Pictures in Your Mind? You’re Not Alone.


    Limitless AI: a new wearable gadget, and app, for remembering your meetings

    Recall is Microsoft’s key to unlocking the future of PCs

    Microsoft’s all-knowing Recall AI feature is being delayed

    The Pixel 9’s ‘Google AI’ is like Microsoft Recall but a little less creepy

    Apple announces iOS 18 with new AI features and more customizable homescreen

    Notion AI can automatically write your notes, agendas, and blog posts for you


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    • 41 min
    Samsung’s new folds, flips, and Apple clones

    Samsung’s new folds, flips, and Apple clones

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss the announcements from Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event, Redbox shutting down, and more tech news from this week.
    Further reading:

    Samsung Galaxy Unpacked: all the news on the Galaxy Ring, Fold, Flip, Watch, and AI

    Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Flip 6 are pricier with minor updates

    Samsung’s Galaxy Ring could be the one ring to rule an ecosystem

    Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra hands-on: ultra déjà vu

    Galaxy Watch 7: price, availability, and how to preorder

    Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds are blatant AirPod clones in both form and function

    Samsung, Google, and Qualcomm are, uh, still doing that XR thing.

    Motorola’s 2024 Razr Plus is a fun and flawed flip phone

    Redbox shuts down as its parent company declares Chapter 7 bankruptcy

    Sling TV is the latest streamer to get those pesky pause ads

    Netflix’s next live event is a Joe Rogan comedy special

    Spotify is going to let you leave comments on podcast episodes

    Paramount agrees to sweetened Skydance merger deal

    Instagram is sticking to short videos, says Adam Mosseri

    Amazon’s Echo Spot is back with better sound and no camera

    Nothing’s CMF launches new supercheap earbuds and a smartwatch

    Nothing’s CMF Phone 1 is proof that gadgets can still be fun

    Early Apple tech bloggers are shocked to find their name and work have been AI-zombified

    Microsoft and Apple ditch OpenAI board seats amid regulatory scrutiny

    The developers suing over GitHub Copilot got dealt a major blow in court


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    • 1 hr 29 min
    The Vergecast builds a tech company

    The Vergecast builds a tech company

    Today on the flagship podcast of corporate infighting: 
    The Verge's David Pierce, Nilay Patel, and Alex Cranz roleplay as CEOs of Vergecast Inc., tasked with creating a tech company by acquiring product lines from various industry giants. They select established products ranging from smartphones and PCs to messaging and audio solutions, sourced from companies such as Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung, Meta, and others. 

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Apple’s Vision Pro: five months later

    Apple’s Vision Pro: five months later

    Today on the flagship podcast of spatial computing:
    The Verge’s David Pierce chats with Victoria Song and Wes Davis about using the Vision Pro for the five months that it's been available to the public. The group details what works, what doesn’t, and what’s next for the device.

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

    Apple announces visionOS 2 with 3D photo transformations and an ultrawide Mac display

    The Vision Pro isn’t destroying your eyes, but maybe get eye drops

    The Vision Pro is a computer for the age of walled gardens

    Apple’s Vision Pro team is reportedly focused on building a cheaper headset

    The Vision Pro will get Apple Intelligence and ‘Go Deeper’ in-store demos


    David chats with the folks at Sandwich Vision, who create Vision Pro apps called Television and Theater, about why they made 3D-rendered versions of CRT TVs in virtual reality.
    Sandwich Vision

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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
3.5K Ratings

3.5K Ratings

4321adam ,

10/10. I look forward to it every week.

I love this show. I recently started listening a few months ago after being subscribed to The Verge on YouTube for years. I love this format because it helps me reduce my screen time while also staying up to date on the tech space. I love the hosts views and how they often challenge each other. You can tell they are coworkers who care passionately about tech and each other. Excited to see what conversations they have in the future. I wish they would do an offshoot of this show that is more philosophical in nature and helps us question tech at a deeper level.

ReaganB ,

Another tech podcast that is losing it

Five years ago this was a giant. Now, it’s approaching “unsubscribe” levels of quality. The best part of the current iteration of the Vergecast is Alex Cranz’s laugh (really, it’s great). If you want the Vergecast to return to its former glory, please re-think your blasé attitude to tech takes. The show’s success has made you soft.

Anthony.Gist1 ,

Just great

Every episode makes my day I hope we can get a sponsor for the lightning round

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