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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.

Latest Episodes

Reviews for the iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Watch Series 5, and a new Facebook Portal

Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max review: the battery life is realApple iPhone 11 review: the phone most people should buyiOS 13 is now available to downloadApple pushes up iOS 13.1 and iPadOS to September 24thiOS 13 review: join the dark sideApple Watch Series 5 review: the best smartwatchWhat can Google do to compete with the Apple Watch? Not muchAmazon Music rolls out a lossless streaming tierEverything we know about the Pixel 4, the most-leaked phone …Google announces October 15th hardware event for Pixel 4 ...Microsoft is working on foldable Surface devices with liquid …Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 may include a new 15-inch …Microsoft's next Surface Pen looks like it'll have wireless ...Facebook's new Portal devices are cheaper, smaller, and …Facebook introduces Portal TV, a video chat camera ...The 10 Apple Arcade launch games you have to play - The …Apple Arcade could have huge consequences for the iOS app …Where’s the Apple Arcade, Music, and TV Plus bundle?Nintendo Swi...

90 MIN2 days ago
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Reviews for the iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Watch Series 5, and a new Facebook Portal

Dani Deahl on how streaming and sampling is changing the music industry

This week on The Vergecast interview, Nilay Patel talks to music reporter and host of the The Verge video series Future of MusicDani Deahl. Dani walks Nilay through two episodes of the brand new season — one about how music sampling has changed the way people are writing music, and the other about how the music streaming platforms are re-shaping the music industry.You can watch Future of Music now on The Verge's YouTube channel.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 MIN5 days ago
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Dani Deahl on how streaming and sampling is changing the music industry

Apple announces the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, Watch Series 5, and more

Stories from this week:iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max: hands-on with Apple’s new flagship phonesApple’s new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro cameras: what they doWith the iPhone 11 Pro, what does it even mean for a phone to be ‘pro’?Apple’s new iPhone finally sacrifices thinness for battery lifeThe 3 best and worst features of the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro MaxThe iPhone 11 Pro comes with a USB-C 18W wall charger and USB-C to Lightning cableiPhone 11 improves on the XR in every wayiPhone 11: a first look at Apple’s new default iPhoneThe iPhone 11, Pro, and Pro Max will cost $699, $999, and $1,099, respectivelyAirDrop on the iPhone 11 will let you point at people to share photosApple’s iPhone 11 doesn’t have 5G because 5G isn’t ready for the iPhoneWhat we’re still waiting for after Apple’s iPhone 11 eventApple Watch Series 5: hands-on with the new generation smartwatchThe upgraded seventh-gen iPad has a 10.2-inch displayiPad 10.2-inch: hands-on with Apple’s new 7th-gen tabl...

91 MIN1 weeks ago
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Apple announces the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, Watch Series 5, and more

Can you build a company like Uber without being a jerk?

On this week’ interview episode of The Vergecast, editor-in-chief of The Verge Nilay Patel sits down with New York Times reporter Mike Isaac. Isaac has been reporting on the ride-sharing company Uber for over five years now and just released a book all about Uber and the stories surrounding it called Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber. Nilay and Mike talk about how Uber got to where it is today, Uber’s interactions with companies like Apple and Google, and whether or not you have to be a “jerk” to start a company that changes the world.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39 MIN1 weeks ago
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Can you build a company like Uber without being a jerk?

Android 10 official release, IFA 2019 dispatch, and Facebook Dating launches

This week on The Vergecast, there's a new "portable" Sonos speaker, Android 10 is now available on all Pixel phones, our reporters at IFA 2019 run through the announcements from the field, and Facebook brings their dating feature to the United States.Discussed this week:Sonos CEO Patrick Spence: “There’s no category of audio that I don’t think we want to explore”Sonos’ first portable speaker is the $399 MoveAndroid 10 officially released for Google Pixel phonesAndroid 10 review: permanent betaGoogle Assistant’s Ambient Mode turns Android devices into smart displaysGoogle can’t fix the Android update problemPhilips Hue gets Edison-style light bulbs, a smart plug, and updated Hue Go lampAmazon, Roku, and the battle for your TVAnker is putting Fire TV in a soundbar for the first timeAmazon announces new Fire TV Cube with Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and ‘Local Voice Control’LG’s new G8X ThinQ bets that two screens are better than a foldable oneHow Samsung fixed the Galaxy FoldFacebo...

72 MIN2 weeks ago
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Android 10 official release, IFA 2019 dispatch, and Facebook Dating launches

Sonos CEO Patrick Spence: "There's no category of audio that I don't think we want to explore"

CEO of Sonos Patrick Spence sat down with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel for The Vergecast once again, this time immediately after a Sonos press event in New York City. Sonos had just announced a few new products, notably their first Bluetooth speaker — the Sonos Move — so Spence answered some questions about those new products, what it took to finally bring Bluetooth to a Sonos device, and if Apple’s Siri will be coming to their speakers.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 MIN2 weeks ago
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Sonos CEO Patrick Spence: "There's no category of audio that I don't think we want to explore"

iPhone event Sept 10th, Microsoft Surface event Oct 2nd, and the future of Siri

Stories this week:HP has a new CEOApple’s next iPhone event will take place on September 10thApple releases iOS 13.1 beta before iOS 13 is even outApple apologizes for Siri audio recordings, announces privacy changes going forwardApple was a little behind on Siri privacy, now it’s way aheadApple contractors were allegedly listening to 1,000 Siri recordings a day — eachWe’re still not getting voice assistants rightBBC plans ‘Beeb’ voice assistant for its apps and servicesA phone insurance company bought uBreakiFix, the official Pixel and Galaxy phone repairerApple will let more independent repair shops buy ‘genuine’ iPhone partsMicrosoft announces Surface event on October 2nd in New York City ...Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 headset goes on sale in SeptemberSamsung announces Galaxy Home Mini public beta before full-size speaker has even shippedFitbit’s new Versa 2 has an OLED screen and Alexa voice supportFossil ‘Gen 5’ smartwatch review: best of a Wear OS situationGarmin’s bes...

81 MIN3 weeks ago
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iPhone event Sept 10th, Microsoft Surface event Oct 2nd, and the future of Siri

Former chief security officer of Facebook Alex Stamos

Nilay Patel interviews Alex Stamos, director of Stanford's Internet Observatory and former chief security officer for Facebook. Nilay and Alex talk about how Cambridge Analytica changed Facebook, the tradeoffs big tech companies make with working with law enforcement and keeping users secure, and how prepared Facebook is for the next presidential election.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

76 MIN3 weeks ago
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Former chief security officer of Facebook Alex Stamos

Galaxy Note 10 Plus review, Apple fall lineup rumors, and green bubble Giphys

This week on The Vergecast...Dieter's got a review for the Galaxy Note 10, Samsung has some blue bubble bashing GIFs, and there are a whole bunch of Apple device rumors.Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus review: should you spend for the stylus?Samsung made a sad Giphy page filled with comeback GIFs to send people who diss green bubblesApple’s Pro iPhones, new iPads, and 16-inch MacBook Pro detailed in Bloomberg reportApple’s noise-canceling AirPods and cheaper HomePod expected in 2020iOS 13 beta hints at an Apple iPhone 11 event on September 10th …New ceramic and titanium Apple Watch models spotted in watchOS 6 …Apple TV Plus will reportedly cost $9.99 per month and launch in …Apple reportedly ups TV spending by $5 billion to compete with Amazon and NetflixApple warns you may permanently discolor your Apple Card if it’s stored in leatherYou should opt out of the Apple Card's arbitration clause — here's how …Intel introduces eight new 10th Gen Comet Lake processorsDell’s latest XPS...

84 MINAUG 23
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Galaxy Note 10 Plus review, Apple fall lineup rumors, and green bubble Giphys

Sen. Michael Bennet talks tech in the next election

The Verge's Makena Kelly and Nilay Patel sit down with senator and presidential candidate Michael Bennet to discuss his new book "Dividing America"Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52 MINAUG 20
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Sen. Michael Bennet talks tech in the next election

Latest Episodes

Reviews for the iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Watch Series 5, and a new Facebook Portal

Apple iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max review: the battery life is realApple iPhone 11 review: the phone most people should buyiOS 13 is now available to downloadApple pushes up iOS 13.1 and iPadOS to September 24thiOS 13 review: join the dark sideApple Watch Series 5 review: the best smartwatchWhat can Google do to compete with the Apple Watch? Not muchAmazon Music rolls out a lossless streaming tierEverything we know about the Pixel 4, the most-leaked phone …Google announces October 15th hardware event for Pixel 4 ...Microsoft is working on foldable Surface devices with liquid …Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 may include a new 15-inch …Microsoft's next Surface Pen looks like it'll have wireless ...Facebook's new Portal devices are cheaper, smaller, and …Facebook introduces Portal TV, a video chat camera ...The 10 Apple Arcade launch games you have to play - The …Apple Arcade could have huge consequences for the iOS app …Where’s the Apple Arcade, Music, and TV Plus bundle?Nintendo Swi...

90 MIN2 days ago
Comments
Reviews for the iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Watch Series 5, and a new Facebook Portal

Dani Deahl on how streaming and sampling is changing the music industry

This week on The Vergecast interview, Nilay Patel talks to music reporter and host of the The Verge video series Future of MusicDani Deahl. Dani walks Nilay through two episodes of the brand new season — one about how music sampling has changed the way people are writing music, and the other about how the music streaming platforms are re-shaping the music industry.You can watch Future of Music now on The Verge's YouTube channel.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29 MIN5 days ago
Comments
Dani Deahl on how streaming and sampling is changing the music industry

Apple announces the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, Watch Series 5, and more

Stories from this week:iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max: hands-on with Apple’s new flagship phonesApple’s new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro cameras: what they doWith the iPhone 11 Pro, what does it even mean for a phone to be ‘pro’?Apple’s new iPhone finally sacrifices thinness for battery lifeThe 3 best and worst features of the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro MaxThe iPhone 11 Pro comes with a USB-C 18W wall charger and USB-C to Lightning cableiPhone 11 improves on the XR in every wayiPhone 11: a first look at Apple’s new default iPhoneThe iPhone 11, Pro, and Pro Max will cost $699, $999, and $1,099, respectivelyAirDrop on the iPhone 11 will let you point at people to share photosApple’s iPhone 11 doesn’t have 5G because 5G isn’t ready for the iPhoneWhat we’re still waiting for after Apple’s iPhone 11 eventApple Watch Series 5: hands-on with the new generation smartwatchThe upgraded seventh-gen iPad has a 10.2-inch displayiPad 10.2-inch: hands-on with Apple’s new 7th-gen tabl...

91 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Apple announces the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, Watch Series 5, and more

Can you build a company like Uber without being a jerk?

On this week’ interview episode of The Vergecast, editor-in-chief of The Verge Nilay Patel sits down with New York Times reporter Mike Isaac. Isaac has been reporting on the ride-sharing company Uber for over five years now and just released a book all about Uber and the stories surrounding it called Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber. Nilay and Mike talk about how Uber got to where it is today, Uber’s interactions with companies like Apple and Google, and whether or not you have to be a “jerk” to start a company that changes the world.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Can you build a company like Uber without being a jerk?

Android 10 official release, IFA 2019 dispatch, and Facebook Dating launches

This week on The Vergecast, there's a new "portable" Sonos speaker, Android 10 is now available on all Pixel phones, our reporters at IFA 2019 run through the announcements from the field, and Facebook brings their dating feature to the United States.Discussed this week:Sonos CEO Patrick Spence: “There’s no category of audio that I don’t think we want to explore”Sonos’ first portable speaker is the $399 MoveAndroid 10 officially released for Google Pixel phonesAndroid 10 review: permanent betaGoogle Assistant’s Ambient Mode turns Android devices into smart displaysGoogle can’t fix the Android update problemPhilips Hue gets Edison-style light bulbs, a smart plug, and updated Hue Go lampAmazon, Roku, and the battle for your TVAnker is putting Fire TV in a soundbar for the first timeAmazon announces new Fire TV Cube with Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and ‘Local Voice Control’LG’s new G8X ThinQ bets that two screens are better than a foldable oneHow Samsung fixed the Galaxy FoldFacebo...

72 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Android 10 official release, IFA 2019 dispatch, and Facebook Dating launches

Sonos CEO Patrick Spence: "There's no category of audio that I don't think we want to explore"

CEO of Sonos Patrick Spence sat down with Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel for The Vergecast once again, this time immediately after a Sonos press event in New York City. Sonos had just announced a few new products, notably their first Bluetooth speaker — the Sonos Move — so Spence answered some questions about those new products, what it took to finally bring Bluetooth to a Sonos device, and if Apple’s Siri will be coming to their speakers.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Sonos CEO Patrick Spence: "There's no category of audio that I don't think we want to explore"

iPhone event Sept 10th, Microsoft Surface event Oct 2nd, and the future of Siri

Stories this week:HP has a new CEOApple’s next iPhone event will take place on September 10thApple releases iOS 13.1 beta before iOS 13 is even outApple apologizes for Siri audio recordings, announces privacy changes going forwardApple was a little behind on Siri privacy, now it’s way aheadApple contractors were allegedly listening to 1,000 Siri recordings a day — eachWe’re still not getting voice assistants rightBBC plans ‘Beeb’ voice assistant for its apps and servicesA phone insurance company bought uBreakiFix, the official Pixel and Galaxy phone repairerApple will let more independent repair shops buy ‘genuine’ iPhone partsMicrosoft announces Surface event on October 2nd in New York City ...Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 headset goes on sale in SeptemberSamsung announces Galaxy Home Mini public beta before full-size speaker has even shippedFitbit’s new Versa 2 has an OLED screen and Alexa voice supportFossil ‘Gen 5’ smartwatch review: best of a Wear OS situationGarmin’s bes...

81 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
iPhone event Sept 10th, Microsoft Surface event Oct 2nd, and the future of Siri

Former chief security officer of Facebook Alex Stamos

Nilay Patel interviews Alex Stamos, director of Stanford's Internet Observatory and former chief security officer for Facebook. Nilay and Alex talk about how Cambridge Analytica changed Facebook, the tradeoffs big tech companies make with working with law enforcement and keeping users secure, and how prepared Facebook is for the next presidential election.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

76 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Former chief security officer of Facebook Alex Stamos

Galaxy Note 10 Plus review, Apple fall lineup rumors, and green bubble Giphys

This week on The Vergecast...Dieter's got a review for the Galaxy Note 10, Samsung has some blue bubble bashing GIFs, and there are a whole bunch of Apple device rumors.Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus review: should you spend for the stylus?Samsung made a sad Giphy page filled with comeback GIFs to send people who diss green bubblesApple’s Pro iPhones, new iPads, and 16-inch MacBook Pro detailed in Bloomberg reportApple’s noise-canceling AirPods and cheaper HomePod expected in 2020iOS 13 beta hints at an Apple iPhone 11 event on September 10th …New ceramic and titanium Apple Watch models spotted in watchOS 6 …Apple TV Plus will reportedly cost $9.99 per month and launch in …Apple reportedly ups TV spending by $5 billion to compete with Amazon and NetflixApple warns you may permanently discolor your Apple Card if it’s stored in leatherYou should opt out of the Apple Card's arbitration clause — here's how …Intel introduces eight new 10th Gen Comet Lake processorsDell’s latest XPS...

84 MINAUG 23
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Galaxy Note 10 Plus review, Apple fall lineup rumors, and green bubble Giphys

Sen. Michael Bennet talks tech in the next election

The Verge's Makena Kelly and Nilay Patel sit down with senator and presidential candidate Michael Bennet to discuss his new book "Dividing America"Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

52 MINAUG 20
Comments
Sen. Michael Bennet talks tech in the next election

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