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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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    • 4.4 • 3.5K Ratings

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 next next thing in AI and AR

    The next next thing in AI and AR

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and Alex Heath discuss Apple's Vision Pro team reportedly refocusing on a cheaper headset, Meta launching a new "Wearables" organization, a new AI company startup from former OpenAI chief scientist, and a whole lot more tech news.
    Further reading:

    Apple’s new hands-free unlocking feature won’t work with existing smart locks

    Apple’s fancy new CarPlay will only work wirelessly

    Android’s AirTag competitors are off to a poor start.

    This universal remote wants to control your smart home sans hub

    The Framework Laptop 13 is about to become one of the world’s first RISC-V laptops

    The Beats Solo Buds have a great look and an even better price

    Xreal’s new Beam Pro is an Android tablet designed to work with your AR glasses

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

    Meta forms new Wearables group and lays off some employees

    OpenAI’s former chief scientist is starting a new AI company

    Perplexity continues to piss off publishers.

    An AI video tool just launched, and it’s already copying Disney’s IP

    Anthropic has a fast new AI model — and a clever new way to interact with chatbots

    AIs are coming for social networks

    TikTok ads may soon contain AI avatars of your favorite creators

    McDonald’s will stop testing AI to take drive-thru orders, for now

    Nvidia overtakes Microsoft as the world’s most valuable company

    US sues Adobe for ‘deceiving’ subscriptions that are too hard to cancel

    Tech CEOs are hot now, so workers are hiring $500-an-hour fashion consultants


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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Tesla’s big, epic, confusing future

    Tesla’s big, epic, confusing future

    Today on the flagship podcast of super helpful humanoid helper robots: 
    05:07 - The Verge’s David Pierce and Andy Hawkins discuss the latest at Tesla: new products, new initiatives, and a payday for Elon Musk. 

    Tesla’s 2024 shareholder meeting: all the news about Elon Musk’s $50 billion payday

    Let’s speculate wildly about Tesla’s three mystery vehicles 

    Tesla shareholders approve Elon Musk’s massive pay package — was there ever any doubt?

    Whatever Elon wants, Tesla gets


    40:21 - Vee Song joins the show to discuss updates to the Apple Watch, a new Samsung Galaxy Watch, and more wearable news. 

    Finally, the Apple Watch will let you rest - The Verge

    Samsung’s Galaxy Watch FE is its new entry-level smartwatch - The Verge

    The Pixel Watch 2 can now detect when you’ve been in a car crash

    Apple announces watchOS 11 with new training features and Live Activities

    Samsung sues Oura preemptively to block smart ring patent claims


    1:02:54 - David and Liam James answer a question from the Vergecast Hotline about weather apps. 
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Apple and OpenAI make a deal

    Apple and OpenAI make a deal

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss takeaways from WWDC, this week's gadget news, and Elon Musk dropping his lawsuit against OpenAI.
    Further reading:

    Apple and OpenAI aren’t paying each other yet, says Bloomberg

    MKBHD interviewed Tim Cook.

    Tim Cook is ‘not 100 percent’ sure Apple can stop AI hallucinations

    Can Apple Intelligence fix the iPhone’s broken notifications system?

    The AI upgrade cycle is here

    Here’s how Apple’s AI model tries to keep your data private

    The best small updates Apple didn’t mention at WWDC

    Apple IDs are becoming Apple Accounts

    Apple skipped over the best visionOS 2 updates

    iOS 18 will let you record calls — and tells everyone for their privacy

    SharePlay is coming to Apple TV, HomePods, and Bluetooth speakers 

    Finally, offline maps with turn-by-turn guidance.

    The new versions of iOS and macOS will let you rotate your Wi-Fi address to help reduce tracking.

    Xbox boss: ‘I think we should have a handheld, too’

    Microsoft announces a discless Xbox Series X console in white

    Xbox chief confirms more games are coming to other platforms

    Jabra’s earbuds are going away, but the impact they made isn’t

    The best thing about Jabra’s new earbuds is the case 

    The Light Phone 3 adds a better screen, a camera, and new ways to replace your smartphone

    The Windows on Arm chip race heats up with a challenger to Qualcomm

    Did startup Flow Computing just make CPUs 100x faster? Here’s the white paper and FAQs

    Google is putting more Android in ChromeOS

    Elon Musk drops lawsuit against OpenAI

    Elon Musk has unusual relationships with women at SpaceX, WSJ reports

    Sony buys Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

    Pew: A growing number of Americans are getting their news from TikTok


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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Apple Intelligence, iPhones, and the rest of WWDC 2024

    Apple Intelligence, iPhones, and the rest of WWDC 2024

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, Allison Johnson, and David Pierce discuss all the announcements from Apple's WWDC event.
    Further reading:

    Apple WWDC 2024: the 13 biggest announcements 

     Apple Intelligence: every new AI feature coming to the iPhone and Mac


     Apple is giving Siri an AI upgrade in iOS 18 


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


    Apple says iPhones will support RCS in 2024  

    Apple’s AI can make custom emoji and images

    iOS 18 introduces satellite capabilities to its iMessage app

    Apple announces iPadOS 18 with a built-in calculator and customizable homescreen 

    Apple made an iPad calculator app after 14 years

    The iPhone’s new Game Mode makes it faster and more responsive 

    Apple announces watchOS 11 with new training features and Live Activitie


    Apple announces macOS Sequoia at WWDC 2024 


    Apple’s standalone Passwords app syncs across iOS, iPad, Mac, and Windows 


    Apple’s AirPods are being upgraded with powerful accessibility features  

    Apple’s InSight feature for Apple TV Plus will tell you who that actor is

    Apple teases new seasons of Severance and Silo

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

    Apple is finally launching the Vision Pro outside the US


    Canon made a special lens for the Apple Vision Pro’s spatial videos 


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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Apple’s AI moment is coming

    Apple’s AI moment is coming

    The Verge's Nilay Patel, Alex Cranz, and David Pierce discuss what they expect to see next week at Apple's WWDC, or "dub dub" as it's more affectionately known. But first, we take you through all the gadgets previewed at Computex.
    Further reading:

    This is Lunar Lake — Intel’s utterly overhauled AI laptop chip that ditches memory sticks

    Humane is reportedly trying to sell itself to HP for $1 billion


    Humane, the startup behind the AI Pin, in talks with HP, telecoms to sell 

    Humane warns AI Pin owners to ‘immediately’ stop using its charging case

    Even the Raspberry Pi is getting in on AI 

    Apple put a Thread smart home radio into its newest Macs and iPads

    Apple just corrected the M2 iPad Air’s core count 

    Samsung leak reveals a cheaper Galaxy Watch

    Meta is fixing three of the biggest Quest 3 annoyances with v66 update 


    Nothing’s Phone 3 will be all about AI apps 


    The Asus ROG Ally X is official — and I took a peek inside

    Palmer Luckey is now selling pixel-perfect ultrabright magnesium Game Boys for $199

    iOS 18 (and AI) will give Siri much more control over your apps

    Apple’s non-AI WWDC plans include Settings and Control Center revamps

    Apple might bring AI transcription to Voice Memos and Notes

    Apple’s WWDC may include AI-generated emoji and an OpenAI partnership

    Apple’s WWDC 2024 is set for June 10th

    Think inside the box

    Max raises prices across its ad-free plans

    We tested Aptoide, the first free iPhone app store alternative

    Google acquires Cameyo to integrate Windows app virtualization into ChromeOS


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Sonos' headphones are extremely Sonos

    Sonos' headphones are extremely Sonos

    Today on the flagship podcast of audio over Wi-Fi: 
    03:02 - The Verge’s Chris Welch shares his review of Sonos's Ace headphones.

    Sonos Ace review: was it worth it?

    Sonos CEO Patrick Spence addresses the company’s divisive app redesign


    28:58 - MoviePass, MovieCrash director Muta’Ali and MoviePass CEO Stacy Spikes discuss what went wrong with the MoviePass subscription service and how that story was documented in the film.

    MoviePass, MovieCrash review: a damning account of corporate greed


    MoviePass is using you to ruin the movies 


    56:47 - Jennifer Pattison Tuohy answers a question from The Vergecast Hotline about smart home gadgets for renters. 


    Home Assistant: Setting up the Aqara FP2 Presence Sensor - Derek Seaman's Tech Blog 

    Yale launches its first retrofit smart lock — the Yale Approach with Wi-Fi 

    The new Yale Keypad Touch brings fingerprint unlocking to August smart locks


    Aqara kick-starts its first Matter-over-Thread smart lock with a promise of Home Key support 

    The new Yale Keypad Touch brings fingerprint unlocking to August smart locks


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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
3.5K Ratings

3.5K Ratings

Anthony.Gist1 ,

Just great

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

Reptar. ,

Nobody cares about David’s bathroom

3 min intro??

WBSupreme ,

Getting More Difficult Over Time

I have been listening to the Vergecast for many years now and it has consistently stayed in my rotation. I really enjoy two of the three main hosts and love when they have guests as well. I like the variety of formats with some episodes focused on an individual topic and others covering a variety of areas. I can understand the style may not be for everyone.

Update: I have been much more selective with this podcast in the past weeks/months, tending to review the topic and who is on that particular show before deciding on listening - or skipping - an episode.

Update 2: My selectivity has only increased since my last update to the point that I need to be actively sold on or highly interested in the topic to listen and am more likely to just skip the average episode. Indeed, my experience listening to one of the cohosts is so aversive that I rarely enjoy the show when listening and have to constantly ask myself “Is this topic work getting through the irritation?” More frequently that answer is becoming “No.”

I’m sorry, I hope I am the only one with this issue and that others continue to enjoy the Vergecast.

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